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Here we go, the first rumored alleged photos of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is spreading around the internet. The Photos shows a device similar in the design to the Galaxy ALPHA with a metal frame and Glass front. The Galaxy S6 is set to be released during the End of Q1,2015 and we already got its leaked Specifications sheet.
The source of this photo is not reliable and its highly considered to be a Fake, but we showed you it because the S6 may end up looking very close ot the Galaxy Alpha. Like Every year, This is only the start of the rumors-wave until Samsung reveal the device on the CES early next year.
First Leaked Photos that shows off Samsung's upcoming flagship Smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S Edge. The images, provided by sources at a South Korean electronics distributor, purportedly show five variants of the electronics giant's new flagship smartphone, including an Edge-style version.
While the Galaxy S6 isn't expected to be formally announced until the Samsung Unpacked 2015 event held on March 1st, the rumour mill has been running overtime on what the world's largest smartphone maker might be offering in the new handset to revive its sluggish mobile-phone business.
The fifth phone shows that the bezel which looks metallic and quite thick of the visible edged side, unlike the Galaxy Note Edge, is protruding outwards. This seems to indicate that the fork-looking silver line shown in Samsung's recently sent invitation was the hint for the particular wraparound design of the Edge.
The physical home button is still very much alive, it seems, while the glimpse of the fifth phone shows that the front of the S6 will resemble its predecessors the S5, S4, and S3.
We know almost everything about Samsung's upcoming flagship Galaxy S6, We even have a pretty good idea on the handset's shape and dimensions. This is mostly based on leaked images of various cases for the future smartphone, but fairly recently we also saw some alleged schematics of the Galaxy S6 that seemed pretty accurate and credible enough.
Based on those info, somebody has taken up the task to fire up some CAD software and produce a few gorgeous and very detailed renders of the Galaxy S6. At this point these images are as close as we can get to actually seeing Samsung's next flagship and judging from what we already know the renders should be close to, if not absolutely accurate.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 should be equally impressive in terms of hardware. Rumors point toward an Exynos 7420 octa-core power house of a CPU along with an equally impressive Mali-T760 GPU and 3GB LPDDR4 RAM. The Galaxy S6 should spout a 5.1-inch QHD display and a rather impressive camera setup - 20MP OIS main shooter and 5MP front-facing.
More leaks... A LIVE photos of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge appeared online showing both devices from the front in a white color. Both device are set to luanch on Sunday, March 1st.
The Leaked images show a better view of the both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to affirm the possibility that there might be no microSD card slot or a removable battery. Also, the image does show the slopes on both sides of the display on the Galaxy S6 Edge.
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We have enough leaks of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge... Now we got some more leaked photos of the upcoming Samsung's flagships Earbuds. Samsung always delivers the best Sound experience for its users on its high-end device, this year Samsung made a new earbuds unique design for better sound quality
These alleged hands-on shots of the earpods that were sent to Vietnamese mobile site Tinhte show the 'phones that will be packaged with both versions of Samsung's forthcoming flagship Android handsets.
A previous rumour also suggested that Samsung was working with Sennheiser on the technology for its new included headphones, so these might be a result of that partnership. However, there is no visible Sennheiser branding on them, so either that was part of the deal or that team-up failed to materialise in time.
Samsung has already two variants of its latest flagship, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The Korean giant is now preparing to release a third variant with a smaller design, lower specs and lower price to be called "S6 mini".
Today, First Samsung Galaxy S6 mini live photos leaked, it shows a small 4.7-inch metal-unibody device with similar design as original Galaxy S6, but no curved display. We still have no official information regarding the specs of this device.
The Galaxy S6 mini is rumored to pack a Snapdragon 808 SoC, 2 GB RAM, 4.7" screen with 720p resolution, and a 15 MP rear camera but the rear-glass body is still unconfirmed yet. It is expected to launch on August,13th along with Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+.
LG G Flex 2 made an appearance before its scheduled announcement. A poster of the upcoming curved smartphone was caught on the CES 2015 show floor in Las Vegas.
As you can see above, LG G Flex 2 has retained the same design as its predecessor. However, we do expect that the device will bring significantly improved specs over last year's model. Earlier this week, Qualcomm teased the upcoming successor of LG G Flex. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone will boast high-end specs headed by the chipmaker's Snapdragon 800 family SoC.
LG will take the wraps off the G Flex 2 on Monday, January,5th during its official press conference. Stay tuned!
The upcoming most anticipated superhero movie "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" first Exclusive Trailer has been leaked. For the first time, we will be seeing Batman and Superman duke it out in live action on the big screen.
The movies is schedule to be released in 2016, which means we are still a year away from the launch. However, Somebody managed to record a video of the teaser trailer that was screened in some places and then posted it online.
The trailer shows the growing concern about Superman among the general public, who are not sure if he's really a good guy or a bad guy and how much he can be trusted. It then cuts to showing Ben Affleck in the Batcave with Alfred Pennyworth's (Jeremy Irons) talking in the background. We then see some shots of Batman and the new Batmobile, until finally, a glimpse of Batman facing against Superman in his heavily armored suit, which is also when we hear the new voice of Batman, which thankfully sounds a lot better than the one in the Christopher Nolan movies. Watch the Trailer below!
Samsung will be unveiling two new devices next month, Galaxy Note 5 Phablet and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, we have some details about the specs of both devices. Today, we got the first Live Photos of the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ that was surfaced on the web.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
The device is an advanced edition of the original Galaxy S6 Edge variant. The S6 Edge+ had model number (SM-G928A) with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Pre-installed along with a 3,000 mAh battery. Here's the latest live photos of the device.
The device's hardware will be slightly improved from the original variant from the in terms of CPU and GPU, keeping the same dual-edged screen.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung's upcoming phablet will be called Galaxy Note 5, latest live photos revealed showing some details regarding the device.
The Note 5 will pack a 4GB RAM which is a first among samsung devices. As for CPU, it will pack an Exynos 7422/7420 Soc, 16 MP camera with optical image stabilization and an 4,100mAh battery. The device will launch with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed.
There is still rumors of a dual-edged variant of the Note 5 to be released side-by-side with the regular variant. The announcements will be on 13th of August.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be officially revealed on August,13th. Today, an image allegedly showing the Box for the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was leaked today from Thailand. Specs for the next iteration of Samsung's high-end phablet are listed on the side of the box, and reveal that this version of the Galaxy Note 5 will indeed feature a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 (QHD). The device will be powered by the Exynos 7420 and will have 4GB RAM inside, along with a 32GB/64GB of storage.
On the back of the phone is a 16MP shooter that features OIS. The front-facing 5MP snapper is ready to shoot selfies and handle video chats. One area where Samsung has made a huge improvement with the Galaxy Note 5 is battery life. For the new model, a 4100mAh cell has been stuffed inside. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is pre-installed.
Stay tune for our special coverage for the Galaxy Note 5 Launch!
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It has been a long time since the rumours about Vivo's next gen flagship smartphone surfaced. In fact this news goes back to 2014 and at that time they were supposed to be one of the pioneers in implementing Snapdragon 810 SoC. Quite evident that it didn't happen and now Snapdragon 810 is no way Qualcomm's best chip. At the same time people are looking forward to the XPlay 5, which is supposed to be available from March 1. At this point one important feature has been changed to another - this device will be the first one to come with 6 GB RAM.
But, don't consider this as a rumor. This has been leaked from the AnTuTu 6 benchmark test and even though we don't see 6GB being mentioned clearly, the 162,610 points mentioned in the leak is close to 30K more than other devices available in the database. We are also not exactly sure whether 2GB of extra memory can result in such a boost. In addition to this, there is a banner which states that the XPlay 5 will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC and 6GB RAM. Also there are speculations about a 5.5 inch display too.
UPDATE: A tipster has revealed another piece of info about the Vivo XPlay 5 - this smartphone will feature Hi-Fi 3.0, which is most probably a cutting-edge audio processing chip, similar to rest of the Vivo devices like the X6 Plus.
Huawei will surely take part in MWC 2016, as this Chinese firm has already sent out the invitations for the event to be held on 21st February. However, we didn't know what exactly would be on display that day.
On 15th February, a rumor surfaced pointing at the probability of a hybrid laptop, supposedly the Huawei Matebook. Although the rumour emerged for the hybrid PC, the chance of a new Huawei P9 was also discussed extensively. Now, this speculation has been bolstered and an official announcement can be expected - thanks to the official-looking renders.
The images also show some of the most sought after info on the design element of the smartphone and establish proof of some of its previously speculated features - a dual camera in the back and a fingerprint scanner mounted in the back. Apart from this we can say that the Huawei P9 will sport a metal body and a 2.5 curved display on the front. There will be four color choices - gold, white, pink and gray.
The Huawei P9 will be backed by a Kirin 950 SoC, 4GB of RAM and feature a 5.2-inch screen. This is not fully confirmed, as there is also news of 6GB of RAM and four different variants of the phone coming with unique display and camera resolution.
Details regarding the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet from HTC known as Flounder/Volantis have leaked again. The latest one concerns the tablet's smart cover, which will have some neat tricks up its sleeve.
The information is retrieved by AndroidPolice and has a lot of credibility to it. The Magic Cover, as it's rumored to be called, sports a Bluetooth keyboard and will be available in leather and TPU material options.
The case sports magnets which help it fold up into a triangle and support the tablet. The Nexus 9 itself will sit on top of the keyboard when its not in use. Another cool feature is that thanks to the magnets, the screen will automatically wake up.
Looks like HTC is working on Mid-Range Smartphone for the Desire family. Its codename is "HTC A11". We got the first leaked photos of an A11 proto-type.
The A11 is going to be a mid-range offering, but one that will come with a 64-bit chipset, which will be the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916). This is the first ever 64-bit SoC from Qualcomm, and it was unveiled in December of last year. It has a 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, and an Adreno 306 GPU.
HTC's upcoming handset will also sport a 4.7-inch FWVGA (480x854) touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera sans LED flash, and a VGA front snapper. It shall run Android 4.4.2 KitKat with an HTC overlay on top. As you can see from the images above, it won't have dual front-facing speakers like higher-end devices in HTC's portfolio.
HTC One M8 was a huge success for the Taiwanese manufacturer this year, the firm is already working on its 2015 flagship which is codenamed "M9" but this name will changed before the device hit the markets.
Alleged specs of the HTC One M9 smartphone made the rounds on Chinese social media. The high-end handset will likely debut in the first quarter of next year with the model number M9.
HTC One M9 is tipped to pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset and 3GB RAM. The display of the device is a 5.5" QHD unit. A 16MP camera with optical image stabilization, 3,500mAh battery, and stereo speakers with Bose tech round up the leaked specs.
The specs you see above appear legitimate for a flagship smartphone, though we advise you to take a pinch of salt when you read through them. Quite frankly, we will be surprised if the Taiwanese manufacturer's next flagship doesn't ship with 64-bit Snapdragon 810 silicon.
Claimed front panel of the supposed HTC One M9 has popped up, and if this leak holds water, it means that the upcoming flagship from HTC will have a pretty good screen-to-phone-size ratio.
Of course, here we have to tack on the BoomSound stereo speakers top and bottom, but legend has it HTC is working on slimming those down even further, so we might end up with both a compact and elegant handset for the screen size.
Interestingly, the source claims that this is a 5.2" panel, as per the original rumor, instead of the 5.5" diagonal we've been hearing lately, but their musings are backed only by a comparative picture where the One M9 display is put next to the 5-incher of the One M8, so nothing is set in stone just yet.
HTC's Android 5.0 Lollipop update is coming on Early February,2015. In the Update HTC is working on integrating its Sense UI into the Lollipop to bring the HTC Sense 6.5 along. In the latest Leaked screenshots of the Sene 6.5, HTC fully integrated Lollipop's recent apps switcher, a rolodex-style cards interface that gives you a visually appealing interface for jumping between your most recently used apps. The last bit HTC borrowed from AOSP was the ability to search for specific settings inside the Settings app.
Beyond all that, HTC is looking to bring something of their own. It's Easy Mode, which makes the user interface much simpler to use for those who might find the default smartphone experience too daunting for them.
Easy Mode's interface will put the most important apps right in your face, with a button to access all apps sitting below all that. You can add and remove apps at your own discretion so those who opt to use this mode do get a bit of customization. It should be easy enough to switch between the two modes, so those who start off using Easy Mode can graduate to the full home-screen experience to lay things out exactly as they want it.
It's Here, the first leaked photos of the HTC One M9 (codenamed Hima). Visually very similar to the predecessor, the device is only distinguishable by a different main camera on the back.
The square cutout is to house the new 20.7MP sensor which is set to replace HTC's rather unsuccessful attempts at camera innovation. The UltraPixel concept gathered a lot of criticizm for its uninspiring good light performance and lack of 4K video recording and was replaced in the company's upper-midrange, with the flagship to follow.
The HTC One M9 (Hima) is reported to keep the predecessor's screen size and resolution at 5 inches and 1920x1080 pixels, contrary to most of this year's flagships, which are keen to jump on the QHD bandwagon. The Snapdragon 810 will power the device, coupled with 3GB of RAM.
Note: The source have removed the Photos as a request from HTC, which adds some authenticity to these photos.
After releasing the flagship device HTC One M9, the Taiwanese company is preapring to relase its mid-ranger brother, HTC One E9, as revealed by a leaked entry in Chinese regulatory authority TENAA.
Interestingly enough, the One E9 differs more extensively from the One M9 than the former generation did. Most notably, the screen size has been increased to 5.5-inches and resolution has gotten a bump to QHD, as opposed to the One M9's 5-inch FullHD screen.
The One E9 will pack a top-of-the-line Mediatek MT6795 chipset paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The main camera on the back will be a 20MP unit, behind a large circular lens. On the front you'll find either a 13MP conventional snapper or a 4MP UltraPixel model.
The body will measure 156.5 x 76.5 x 7.5mm and a 2800mAh battery will reside inside. The smartphone will offer dual SIM dual standby capability and will boot Lollipop with SenseUI 7.0 out of the box.
HTC is preparing to release a new High-end device, called HTC One A9 (codenamed Aero). A new live photo leaked in the wild of the HTC One A9 that shows the device size and the body-design.
The photo comes to confirm some of the One A9's specs for the umpteenth time, thanks to what can be seen on the phone's screen. We should thus expect it to sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 5-inch 1080p touchscreen, and a fingerprint scanner which can be seen below the display as part of that huge bottom bezel.
The One A9 may get official at an event next week, on September 29, or its unveiling could be scheduled for October according to one past rumor. If this pans out, then expect to see multi-city events happening in the US for this purpose, and the One A9 getting a big marketing budget afterwards.
Now it's time to get a sneak peek at yet to be announced HTC One X9 smartphone based on Android. Thanks to China's TEENA, we are able to get some concrete information related to the rumoured phone. The telecommunication agency has taken a step further by revealing specs of the gadget along with detailed images.
According to the images posted by TEENA the phone looks a lot similar to what the images leaked earlier this week depicted. It seems the device will be sporting BoomSound speaker and retaining the flatter back side. Interesting thing is that the company will be moving the criticized front-branding to the top of the phone.
Revealed specs suggest that the device will boast a Full HD 5.5 inch display, a 2.2GHZ Quad core Soc (brand is not yet known), 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, 13 MP snapper in the back along with 5 MP counterpart in the front and support for microSD. The dimension is reported to be 153.2mm X 75.9mm, 7.99mm thick, and the weight will be around 174 grams. These pictures will serve to strengthen the growing discourse that HTC has "copied" other smartphones like Huawei Nexus 6P or the Lenovo PHAB Plus.
HTC promised us that it will update most of its latest devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop in 90 days starting from the day Google release the official final version of Lollipop.
Many HTC users still waiting on confirmed info from the company, Google already released the SDK 5.0 along with API 21 as another updated Developer Preview.
Well, Today we have the full leaked HTC Lollipop Update schedule, Here it is:
- HTC One Mini 2, Desire 816 more likely to get updates in March - April.
- HTC One Max, HTC One Mini, HTC Butterfly S, March - May.
The Upcoming flagship, HTC One M9 (Hima) has leaked again, this time in more details. The phone is built around a 5" IPS display and packs 1080p resolution. At the back, the 20.7MP camera is confirmed and it will sport dual LED flash. For now, there's no information whether it'll record 4K video, but we will be surprised if it doesn't.
At the front, it will be backed by a 4MP UltraPixel camera, probably the same as the One (M8)'s. Contrary to previous rumors, the latest leak doesn't suggest a dual 20.7MP camera configuration at the back.
The HTC One (M9) draws processing power from a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) chipset with a 2.0GHz quad-core Cortex-57 and a quad-core Cortex-A53 running at 1.5GHz. There's 3GB of fast DDR4 RAM and graphics are handled by the Adreno 430 GPU. HTC will offer the One (M9) in 32GB and 64GB flavors and the phone will run Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with Sense 7.0 out of the box.
Here's the Leaked Specs list:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 (2.0GHz x4) + (1.5GHz x4)
- 5" FHD Display
- 3GB DDR4 RAM
- 32GB or 64GB ROM
- Support VoLTE, Carrier Aggregation and LTE Category 6 up to 300Mbps for Download, 50Mbps for Upload
- Android 5.0.2 with Sense 7.0(TBD for Android version)
- 20.7MP Main Camera with Dual LED Flash
- 4MP UltraPixel Front Camera
- Bluetooth 4.1
- micro SD Card slot
- 2840mAh Battery
HTC's upcoming flagship will be called HTC One M9 (Hima) and will feature the Sense 7 UI along with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Well, It's Here, the first Sense 7 UI wallpaper has leaked via a tweet from an HTC ROM developer, he also said that he will post a new wallpaper everyday until March,1st which is the official launch date of HTC One M9.
The Wallpaper resolution is 2160 x 1920 pixels. This means that it's a scrollable wallpaper for 1080 x 1920 displays. As reported many times before, the One M9 should sport a 5-inch 1080p screen, while the One M9 Plus is supposed to feature a 5.2-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) screen for all those who think 1080p isn't good enough. Stay tuned for the next wallpaper!
We saw many specs and documents leaked that suggests HTC upcoming flagship will have a QHD display. The latest leaked Wallpaper form the HTC One M9 Plus firmware has a 2880 x 2560 pixel resolution which confirms that the device has a Quad-HD display.
Indeed, if you've been keeping track of this particular side story to the One M9, you'll know that the walls we've seen so far all had a resolution of just 2160 x 1920 (scrollable), suggesting a 1080 x 1920 display for the smaller flagship. In case you didn't know, word on the street is that the One M9 Plus will have a slightly larger (5.1 or 5.2 inches), more pixel-dense screen.
A German retailer called" Cyberport", accidentally listed the HTC One (M9) along with its official press photos and specs, set to arrive on two color options gunmetal grey with black accents and silver with gold accents. Now the images don't exactly align with previous leaks which showed new design for the speaker grilles so this might be a mere publicity stunt by the retailer.
Though the listing has been redacted now, the images and specs were already downloaded. Bearing a close resemblance to the HTC One (M8) design, the new One (M9) features 5-inch display and fresh batch of rumors based on leaked wallpapers point towards 1080p resolution. Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, it packs 3GB RAM, 32GB on-board storage and up to 128GB microSD expansion support.
Measuring 9.61 mm thick, One (M9) will run Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7. In the front is a 4MP UltraPixel camera and at the back is a 20MP camera with dual-LED flash. HTC has packed 2900mAh battery to power this smartphone. The Device will be announced on March,1st.
Another day Another leaked Wallpaper form the upcoming flagship, HTC One (M9) with Sense 7.0 UI. 6 days to go until the launch day and 6 wallpapers left for us to download. So far all the wallpapers looks amazing, flat and colorful.
The resolution is 2160 x 1920 pixels, suggesting it will span you two full home screens on the 1080p display of the M9. You can Download all 8 Leaked wallpapers from the Google Drive folder below, we update this folder daily with every new wallpaper.
Another day Another leaked Wallpaper form the upcoming flagship, HTC One (M9) with Sense 7.0 UI. 6 days to go until the launch day and 5 wallpapers left for us to download. So far all the wallpapers looks amazing, flat and colorful.
The resolution is 2160 x 1920 pixels, suggesting it will span you two full home screens on the 1080p display of the M9. You can Download all 8 Leaked wallpapers from the Google Drive folder below, we update this folder daily with every new wallpaper.
Another day Another leaked Wallpaper form the upcoming flagship, HTC One (M9) with Sense 7.0 UI. 4 days to go until the launch day and 4 wallpapers left for us to download. So far all the wallpapers looks amazing, flat and colorful.
The resolution is 2160 x 1920 pixels, suggesting it will span you two full home screens on the 1080p display of the M9. You can Download all 12 Leaked wallpapers from the Google Drive folder below, we update this folder daily with every new wallpaper.
Well, looks like HTC is not done yet... an alleged live photos of HTC One M9 Plus Proto-type device leaked online. The Photos shows an HTC device with a slightly different design, slightly bigger display, huge rear camera sensor cutout in circular as opposed to squarish in the original One M9 that already debuted.
HTC One M9 Plus might debut with two different chipsets - a MediaTek MT6795 model could cater to the Chinese market, while a Snapdragon 810 version will be sold elsewhere. The rest of the device's rumored specs include 5.2" QHD display, fingerprint scanner, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable memory.
We should expect to see the M9 Plus anytime during Q2,2015.
New info leaked regarding the HTC One M9+ also known as "HTC Hima Ultra" indicates that the device will be announced in China. The info came from HTC ROM developer @LlabTooFeR who reports that it's going to be released not just in Asia, but also in Europe.
HIMA_ULTRA also known as HTC One M9+ will be available on European market. Device will be based on MT6795 chipset.— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) March 25, 2015
In addition to this piece of info, @LlabTooFeR posted no less than 16 wallpapers that should come pre-installed on the One M9 Plus. These are all QHD (2880 x 2560 pixel) wallpapers, you can Download them all from the link below.
According to the leaked GFXBench benchmark result, Samsung's new flip phone Galaxy Golden 3 also known as the Model SM-W2016, revealed that the handset comes with a 4.6 inch 1280 x 768 display, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, the high-end Exynos 7420 octa core SoC processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The specs sheet is pretty solid, but the display is not on par with the Samsung Galaxy flagships out there, It almost seems like a Galaxy S6 replica in a flip form factor, which seems pretty cool and neat.
At the moment, we have no word on a potential release in the US, but we wouldn't count on it ever happening. So what you guys think about a device like this?
@#Sleannow, a known leaker has posted some photos of the new Galaxy A3 and A5 (2016) edition. Samsung's Galaxy A-series devices first emerged last year as a new home for mid-range handsets, combining some solid specs with attractive, and more importantly, modern designs.
Specification wise, based on the entries we found in the GFXBench database, we will be looking at a 4.7" HD display on the Galaxy A3, and a 5.2" one on the Galaxy A5. The Exynos 7580 SoC should be under the hood of the A3, containing a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Mali-T720 GPU. The Galaxy A3 will likely to have 1.5 GB of RAM, along with 16 GB of native storage, a 13MP camera, as well as a 5MP snapper in the front. The Galaxy A5 could come with a 5.2" inch 1080p screen, Exynos 7 Octa at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, plus the same set of 13MP back and 5MP front cameras.
We expected to get some word soon on the pricing and availability of the Galaxy A3 and A5 in the U.S., but we think the Galaxy A3 (2016) version and Galaxy A5 (2016) edition should launch by the end of this year. At least that was Samsung's strategy for the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2015) version.
Some new images of the yet to be released Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 have emerged. Right now these are the clearest images available online and it is quite evident that the smartphone will sport a metallic body and get improved specifications in comparison to existing Galaxy A series. Looks like the device is imitating the design language of the Galaxy S6 along with a bigger home button. Although this was not a part of today's leak, considering the fact that the Galaxy A8 has a similar sensor and this type of components have native support from Android 6.0, it can be safely concluded.
Reportedly the Galaxy A5 will be featuring a 5.2 inch full HD screen (most probably SAMOLED) and a 1.6GHz Octa-Core Exynos 7 SoC with Mali-T720 GPU. It is also expected that there would be 2GB RAM and 16GB storage in the device. A5 will have a 13 MP snapper in the back and the counterpart in the front will be of 5 MP. It will have support for Android 5.1.1 and microSD.
A7 (SM-A710) is reportedly going to feature a 5.5-inch Full HD SAMOLED display, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 SoC with Adreno 405 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of device storage. The camera in the back and front will be of 13 MP and 5 MP respectively. It will also support Android 5.1.1 and microSD.
Though the pictures suggest that the smartphones are on the verge of getting released, the Korean company is yet to report any concrete information.
Source: Anzhuo and Sammobile
Samsung is on its way to launch a high-end Galaxy A series smartphone, the Galaxy A9, which also has been prone to several rumours. The device found its way to many online forums in the past few weeks disclosing its specifications. Now, GeekBench has managed to leak the device and some of the details can be confirmed now.
The SM-A9000, which will most likely be released as the Galaxy A9, will be powered with Snapdragon 620 (MSM8976) SoC. This will make it the first smartphone to be powered by this chipset. The Snapdragon 620 will have four Cortex-A53 CPU cores, four Cortex-A72 CPU cores, Adreno 510 GPU, and an integrated Cat. 7 LTE radio.
The device will come pre-packaged with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and feature a 6-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080p which also adds up to 401 ppi. It will also be backed by 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 16-megapixel primary snapper (with HDR and autofocus), and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. Connectivity is par with other similar devices which includes GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE. The only thing still unknown to us is the battery capacity. Samsung's official website has listed December 1 as launch date for the Galaxy A9. That makes it quite believable.
Last week, rumor surfaced that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 won't have a major design change in comparison to the Galaxy S6 series. Now, we can actually have a look at the not-much-changed look of the S7, because of the leaked renders.
The Galaxy S7 designs were revealed by smartphone case maker ITSkins, and it shows a device that mostly looks similar to the regular Galaxy S6, with one prominent difference: the home button has become rectangular. Dimension of the Galaxy S7 is 143.37 x 70.8 x 6.94 mm, which is also just about the same size as the Galaxy S6 (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm). The rear snapper bump will remain intact, and same will be case with the LED flash, plus a heart rate sensor. If these measurements are almost accurate, the Galaxy S7 will have a 5.1-inch display, like its predecessor.
It looks like the SIM card slot has been moved to the side of the device in the Galaxy S7. In the Galaxy S6, sim slot was on the top. This device is supposed to be powered by Exynos 8890 chipset with Samsung's own custom CPU design (or a Snapdragon 820 chipset), 4GB RAM, an enhanced camera sensor, USB Type-C connector, and probably a microSD card slot.
We are not yet sure if Samsung is going to call its next Note smartphone the Galaxy Note 6 or the Galaxy Note 7, but we already have a leak that claims to show us the next Note's blueprints! According to those blueprints, it will borrow design elements heavily from the S7 Edge and will be released in the form factor of 153.5mm × 73.9mm × 7.9mm.
If the blueprints are authentic, then the next Note will not only be the first Samsung device to host a USB Type-C port, but also the first Samsung device to sport an iris scanner. The S-Pen can also be seen tucked away at the bottom on the right side, just like the Note 5.
Even though the blueprints indicate that the Note 6 is heavily inspired by the S7 Edge, the bad news is that it does not indicate a similarly curved display. That is not to say that there won't ever be such a device, it's just that there has not been enough evidence to support that theory yet. What are you expecting when Samsung unveils the mysterious Note at the "Next Big Thing" event in August?
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
We found a video on the YouTube channel named TIZEN Indonesia which shows us leaked footage of the upcoming Samsung Z2 for a brief period of about 33 seconds. Check out the video and you will even see the already released Z1 and Z3 beside the upcoming Z2. All the three Tizen-powered smartphones seem to be running an app named Unity on screen.
Although we are happy to see live footage of the unreleased Z2 in action, the quality of the video leaves something to be desired though. Also, we did not get a look at the back of the device. It wasn't really revealed in the video, but most of us are expecting the Samsung Z2 to be powered by 1GB of RAM, a quad-core processor, a 2,000 mAh battery and a 4.5-inch display. The device will of course be powered by the Tizen OS 3.0 and will possibly be made available for purchase in Asia and parts of Africa.
Apart from the Tizen OS 3.0 though, the hardware specs are nothing to write home about and they are a bit disappointing to be honest. However, we are used to seeing budget devices with low-end hardware configurations from Samsung by now.
Saikat kar (tech enthusiast)
The market for tablets isn't exactly doing well at the moment because the demand for digital slabs is going down significantly with each passing month. That however, is not going to stop the highly anticipated Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 reboot from coming out later this month. The 8.2mm thick and 525 grams heavy Android tablet will come in two models, SM-T580 and SM-T585. The T580 will be a Wi-Fi only device, while the T585 will have support for LTE networks (up to 300Mbps).
Both models of the device will share more or less the same hardware, starting with the 1080p IPS display and one of Samsung's own octacore Cortex-A53 processors clocked at 1.6GHz (Exynos 7870 SoC). There may also be 2 gigabytes of RAM and 16 gigabytes of internal storage. Rumors indicate that the Tab A might have support for external memory cards, as per the new trend by Samsung. A modest 8-megapixel snapper may be seen on the back of the tablet, while a tiny 2-megapixel sensor in front of the phone will have to do. Strangely enough, the bottom firing twin speakers are both on the same side. All the hardware will be powered by a promising 7,300mAh battery.
Other rumors are suggesting that in Europe, the T580 and the T585 will very soon be sold for €289 and €349 respectively. Experts suspect that the Wi-Fi only T580 will take a little longer to go on sale (June), as compared to the Wi-Fi/LTE enabled T585 (late May). Before you start to draw conclusions, let us warn you that these are still rumors, albeit very realistic ones. Nothing about what you just read is official yet and is largely based on unconfirmed reports and a recently "leaked" render of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
The Samsung Galaxy C5 and C7 could be two upcoming mid-range smartphones from Samsung and based on what we know so far, both of them are probably going to sport thin metal bodies. It is not really unusual for Samsung to make mid-range metal phones as we have already seen that trend with their Galaxy A8 and J series (2016 reboot versions). If the report from China is to be believed, then a Geekbench result has revealed much about the C5 (also dubbed SM-C500) before its official declaration.
On the processor side, the SM-C500 is going to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core CPU, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The MSM8952 SoC will also sport the Adreno 405 GPU to drive all the graphics intensive tasks with ease. The rumored Geekbench revelation also suggests that all this powerful hardware will be supported by the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 right out of the box.
Some may point out the C5's similarity with the A5 (2016 version), but the hardware definitely seems more powerful on the C5. What remains to be seen is how Samsung prices the C-series due to their rumored elegant metal designs. We will find out more in May as that is when reports suggest the C-series would be released in China. There is no word on when this new line-up will hit markets outside China so far.
The Galaxy Note 7 is a popular handset and by now, we have a pretty good idea about how it will look and its expected specifications. However, it never hurts to see a few more leaked photos just to get a sneak peak at the smartphone before its release. The dual-Edge display with a possible 5.7/5.8-inch panel can be seen once again in this image, along with the three lens setup required for its iris scanner to work. Both of these features are a first for a Samsung device and from the looks of it, the Note 7 is all set to be the pioneer here.
The only confusion regarding the Note 7 lies in the processor and RAM department. It was rumoured earlier that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will sport the Snapdragon 821 chipset, which is supposed to be about 30% more powerful than even the mighty SD 820. It has almost been confirmed that the Note 7 will also sport 6 gigs of RAM, as is becoming the new norm for 2016 flagships. However, a latest Geekbench score and associated results revealed that the Note 7 on Verizon which was tested on the benchmarking app has only 4GB of RAM and the same SD 820 SoC! We will found what's what soon when it's unveiled on August 2 officially.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
HDBlog has officially released a video which details a lot of the features that are going to be a part of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7's UI. There is also an accompanying article about it, if you wish to read. There will of course, be a lot of difference between what you see over here and what Samsung will finally be releasing on their next Note device when it comes out in August, but this leak gives us a nice little preview nonetheless.
From what we see and know so far, Samsung is planning for a clean and polished look this time around with the UI and it might be more straightforward in approach than what we are used to seeing from the OEM. There is also the possibility of a new messenger being included in the new software to rival the iMessage app on Apple products.
A piece of warning though, the video and the accompanying article are both in Italian, so there's that! If you have a rooted smartphone and would like to try out the core applications, you will find the link to download and install them below. They include S-Note, S-Browser, the default video player, the default keyboard, voice recorder, calculator, etc.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Courtesy of @onleaks and Android Authority, we can now look at leaked photos of the upcoming Note 7's front panel. As you can guess, we were most interested to see what the front panel reveals to us and delightfully, it reveals that the Note 7 will indeed sport the rumoured iris scanner that we have been hearing about for a while now. As @onleaks is usually dead accurate with their leaks, this is more news than rumor.
Additionally, the photos also confirm the 5.8-inch dual Edge display that rumors have been predicting for months now. This sits in perfectly with previous reports about the Galaxy Note 7, so it isn't really a surprise at this point. Another little detail that the leak reveals is that the Note 7 won't have enough space in the front to sport the Samsung logo like all Samsung smartphones have done in the past, on account of the three lenses required for the iris scanner to work. The South Korean OEM clearly wants to keep bezel space to a minimum, so this adjustment had to be made. Did you find the confirmation satisfying or do you not care for an iris scanner on your next device?
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
It has become quite a norm with Samsung - just before the release of major smartphones certain information gets leaked. This time around a list of Galaxy S7/S7+/S7 edge accessories have surfaced which gives out pricing info - specifically in the German market. Thanks to German WinFuture, the selection packages few major surprises.
To start off, Samsung is planning to compete with Apple by manufacturing a battery case that would look exactly like Apple's case, which will hopefully look beautiful in terms of design. The case would cost €89.99 ($99.9) which packages a battery with a capacity of 2,700 mAh with support for wireless charging. As per recent speculations, the Galaxy S7 is supposed to come with a 3,000 mAh battery and the S7+ and S7 edge are said to package a gigantic 3,600 mAh battery.
Another interesting thing in the list is the first of its kind Samsung LED View Flip Cover (€69.99, or $77.7). According to the source, the flip-type case will have LEDs which will send out notification in case of incoming calls. Finally, a Leather Cover in black and brown color will also be released during the launch.
There was a time when the Moto RAZR V3 ruled the market and flip phones were hip, but fast forward to 2016 and the term "flip phone" is generally associated with a tang of nostalgia and may be some very cheap entry level phones. However, you would not think like that if you are in China though because Samsung has been making and selling high-end Android powered flip phones in the Chinese market for quite a while now. The latest edition of the series has been revealed via a leak on Weibo and it has the model number SM-W2017 according to the report.
The SM-2017, aka "Veyron," will succeed the SM-2016 while sporting flagship-grade specifications like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, a 4.2-inch Super AMOLED display, 4GB RAM and 64 gigabytes of internal storage. There's a 12-megapixel camera at the back of the phone and a 5-megapixel selfie cam, which we suspect are the same ones seen on the S7 this year. The fingerprint scanner with a heart rate monitor isn't missing from the list either and the Veyron does support NFC and Samsung Pay. Although flip phone will most likely be exclusive to China only, would you buy one if one was available near you?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Although the Samsung Galaxy S7's supposed launch date is still about a month away, most fans are already aware of its rumoured specs. We may even have a pretty good idea about how it will look! To add to this "preview" of sorts, two new photos have been leaked. From the look of things, it seems that they were taken in a Samsung production unit itself.
The first picture shows a total of twelve camera modules on a single factory board. Each of the modules has a number assigned to it that has been printed on the portion of the board that's right above it. On the top row, the modules are numbered from right to left alphabetically, starting with A1 and ending with F1. Similarly, on the bottom row, the numbers run from A2 to F2.
"SM-G930F_RO5_RFPCB" is printed on top of the board which confirms that these are indeed front camera modules for the S7 as SM-G930F was previously leaked to be the assigned codename for the Galaxy S7 Exynos version. The RO5 marking is probably there to indicate that this is the 5th revision for the modules. It looks like the new front camera will have its connector offset on the side, instead of being on its center like the Galaxy S6's front camera.
The Galaxy S7 is seen in its full bodied avatar in the next image, which has allegedly been shot with the first HTC One! Actually, it is not really full bodied as none of the design aspects which will make it to the final version are visible here. The picture simply shows a developer's version of the S7 being tested. Efforts have been made to even hide the brand name with a sticker right on top of the Samsung logo. The iconic Home and Back button designs however, clearly give it away.
PhoneArena just published a leaked image that was supposedly taken from an upcoming official Samsung teaser and sent to them by one of their anonymous sources. Provided that the leak is bang on, the image reveals two things to us. Firstly, it seems like Samsung will indeed be calling the next Note smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7. Apparently, this will be done in order to avoid any chances of the consumers thinking that it is behind the Galaxy S7 or the upcoming Apple iPhone 7, in terms of technology. Although it isn't written in text, one can see the "7" clearly in the image. The second revelation is quite self-explanatory as the leak contains the text, "WRITE ON THE EDGE OF SOMETHING GREAT." This of course, signifies the dual Edge display that we have been hearing about for a while now.
If this report is proper, then both popular theories about the Note 7 have turned out to be dead on, as per the trend with tech-rumors these days. The release date for the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be set in the first week of August, but the unveiling will probably happen by the end of July.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)