The Nokia D1C was largely revealed when it first made an appearance onto Geekbench a while ago, and now the smartphone has appeared on AnTuTu. This further confirms that Nokia is coming back to the mobile business, along with revealing that the phone will have a Full High Definition panel. It is always exciting for those that still have a soft corner for the Finnish phone company to get confirmations about Nokia's return. If you do not know much about the D1C already, check out the screenshot and the specifications listed below.
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz
GPU: Adreno 505
Front/rear camera sensors: 8mp/13mp
Internal storage: 32GB
Android version: 7.0 Nougat
From what we can see here, the D1C is a low-mid range device and definitely not the higher end model that we are still waiting to get a hint of, via leaks. If reports are to be believed, then the company will make its comeback with at least one more smartphone, if not two. We will let you know as soon as more news turns up.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The last month of the year is getting closer as we approach the end of 2016 and just like last year, we are expecting brand new versions of Samsung's Galaxy A-series to be unveiled in December. That Expectation was pleasantly revitalized when the A7 (2017) showed up two days ago on AnTuTu. Here is a summary of what we gathered about the A7 (2017) in terms of specifications from the AnTuTu appearance and leaks.
Display: 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED panel
SoC: Exynos 7870 with Mali-T830 GPU
Internal storage: 64GB
Camera: 16-mp sensors both in front and at the back of the device
It seems that the A7 2017 edition is about to enter certification stage with the FCC and CCC, as it's clearly near the end of its testing phase. At this rate, the smartphone should become available by January 2017. It would be interesting to see if Samsung decides to make its new A-series smartphones available before January, in order to make use of the holiday season.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Over the years, the import tracking site Zauba has revealed countless devices to us and this time it's the Galaxy Tab S3 which was sited. It isn't uncommon for unreleased gadgets to be sent to India for R&D purposes, especially when it comes to Samsung. Here we see the LTE variant of the Galaxy Tab S3 with the model number SM-T825 along with a price tag. However, the Tab S3 will probably be priced higher than ₹34,138 ($503 approximately) mentioned in the description.
There will also be a Wi-Fi only variant of the Tab S3 (SM-T820) with a lower price tag but otherwise identical specs. Speaking of specs, we have little to no idea about what Samsung will bring to the market with its next flagship tablet, other than the fact that it will sport a Super AMOLED 9.7-inch 2K display just like its predecessor. Rumors suggest that the Tab S3 will possibly be released in early 2017, but it can get delayed due to the negative impact which the Note 7 disaster had on Samsung.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Now that multiple sources have confirmed that Samsung is going to push back the unveiling of the Galaxy S8 to an exclusive event in April at New York City, we weren't really expecting to hear anything about the S8 at the Mobile World Congress next month. If a recent report by The Investor is to be believed, then Samsung might actually be unveiling the S8 at the upcoming MWC 2017 in Barcelona. The same report also mentions that the delayed release date remains unchanged, in spite of the early showcase. In case you are not aware, it is highly likely that the Galaxy S8 will be released for sale in and around mid-April (18th as reported by some of the sources).
While we are not sure what to believe at this point as both the contrasting reports come from credible sources, we would not really mind taking a look at the much anticipated Galaxy S8 next month. The general consensus is that Samsung will display the S8 with a handful of units which the company will bring out especially for this event. By the time it's April though, there will reportedly be ten million S8 smartphones ready to be shipped out to markets around the world.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We all know that Google is bringing the Play Store on some Chrome OS powered devices very soon, but it hasn't happened yet unfortunately. However, the company did earlier reveal which three devices were eligible initially to get the upgrades necessary for supporting the Play Store and now they have confirmed the whole list. According to the list, at least one Samsung Chromebook is sure to get the stable channel update and that's the Chromebook Plus.
The other five Chromebooks which are also assured to get support for the Play Store are the Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T, C738T), the Asus Chromebook Flip C100PA, the Google Chromebook Pixel (2015). the AOpen Chromebase Mini and the AOpen Chromebox Mini. Although Google has stated that being on the beta channel doesn't guarantee stable Play Store support for these devices in the future, it is worth mentioning that the Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T) and the Asus Chromebook Flip C302 are on the beta channel. If you want to see if your device has at least made it to Google's "planned" list, check below.
• Acer Chromebook 11 (C740)
• Acer Chromebook 11 (C730 / CB3-111 / C730E / CB3-131)
• Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431)
• Acer Chromebook 14 for Work (CB5-471)
• Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571 / C910)
• Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-531)
• Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532)
• Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (R751T)
• Acer Chromebox CXI2
• Acer Chromebase 24
• AOpen Chromebox CommercialAOpen Chromebase Commercial
• Asus Chromebit CS10
• Asus Chromebook C200
• Asus Chromebook C201PA
• Asus Chromebook C202SA
• Asus Chromebook C300
• Asus Chromebook C300SA / C301SA
• Asus Chromebook Flip C213
• Asus Chromebox CN62
• Bobicus Chromebook 11
• CTL J2 / J4 Chromebook
• CTL N6 Education Chromebook
• CTL J5 Convertible Chromebook
• CTL NL61 Chromebook
• Dell Chromebook 11 (3120)
• Dell Chromebook 11 (3180)
• Dell Chromebook 11 Convertible (3189)
• Dell Chromebook 13 (7310)
• Dell Chromebook 13 (3380)
• eduGear Chromebook R Series
• eduGear Chromebook K Series
• eduGear Chromebook M Series
• eduGear CMT Chromebook
• Edxis Chromebook
• Edxis Education Chromebook
• Haier Chromebook 11
• Haier Chromebook 11e
• Haier Chromebook 11 G2
• Haier Chromebook 11 C
• Hexa Chromebook Pi
• HiSense Chromebook 11
• Lava Xolo Chromebook
• HP Chromebook 11 G3
• HP Chromebook 11 G4 / G4 EE
• HP Chromebook 11 G5
• HP Chromebook 11 G5 EE
• HP Chromebook 14 G4
• HP Chromebook 13 G1
• HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 EE
• Lenovo 100S Chromebook
• Lenovo N20 / N20P Chromebook
• Lenovo N21 Chromebook
• Lenovo N22 Chromebook
• Lenovo N23 Chromebook
• Lenovo N23 Yoga Chromebook
• Lenovo N42 Chromebook
• Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook
• Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook
• Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook (Gen 3)
• Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook (Gen 3)
• Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook (Gen 4)
• Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Yoga Chromebook (Gen 4)
• Lenovo Thinkpad 13 Chromebook
• Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox
• Medion Chromebook Akoya S2013
• Medion Chromebook S2015
• M&A Chromebook
• NComputing Chromebook CX100
• Nexian Chromebook 11.6"
• PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116E
• PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116T-432B
• Poin2 Chromebook 11
• Samsung Chromebook Pro
• Samsung Chromebook 2 11" - XE500C12
• Samsung Chromebook 3
• Sector 5 E1 Rugged Chromebook
• Senkatel C1101 Chromebook
• Toshiba Chromebook 2
• Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
• True IDC Chromebook 11
• Viglen Chromebook 11
• Viglen Chromebook 360
Wi-Fi Alliance has long been the site where upcoming phones and tablets have been leaked at during the certification process and this time, it was time for the upcoming Galaxy Tab S4 to make an appearance on the site for its Wi-Fi certification.
Granted that this isn't much of a leak since we already knew that the Tab S4 is coming, but its appearance on the site suggests that the tablet might not be as far away from release as was rumored previously. The tablet seen on the site is indeed the Tab S4 with model number SM-T835 and possibly a 10.5-inch QHD display at 16:10 ratio. Unfortunately, just like all previous tablets by Samsung, it will be powered by an outdated flagship chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. There will also be 4 GB of RAM onboard, backed by 64GB internal storage and a possible expansion slot for a micro-SD card. SamMobile suggests that the Galaxy Tab S4 could be making an appearance at the IFA in August - September 2018.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are out and about, so that leaves us looking forward to rumors about the upcoming Galaxy Note 9. While the release is still months away, that doesn't mean we have not been hearing rumors about it already. Today however, what we have for you is more than just a rumor, because it really is about the Galaxy Note 9, which has made yet another appearance on the Geekbench benchmarking app, confirming the previously seen CPU (Snapdragon 845) and OS (Android 8.1.0).
What is more revealing is the leak by famous Leakster Ice Universe which stated that the Note 9 will actually be 2mm shorter than the current gen Note 8. The shorter height means that the Note 9 will have less bezel than the Note 8 and that is to be expected, given that the S9 and S9+ already has smaller bezels than their predecessors as well.
The image you see here is actually a render supplied by the leakster himself and not an official one mind you. Nevertheless, it is more than likely that we will see something very close to this design when the Note 9 is launched in August.