Latest Samsung's flagship devices were quite successful in terms of sales and build quality, as the Korean Giant is finally switching from Plastic to Metal, just like HTC. Various reports on the Web claim that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 will be redesigned from scratch to keep the Korean OEM on top in terms of sales. Today, we also got its main Preliminary Specifications!
The Chinese portal cnmo.com suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S6 might have already been spotted in the AnTuTu benchmark. The numbers shown in the leaked screenshot show that the Samsung Galaxy S6 may contain a 5.5-inch display with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution. And if the screenshot is correct, it appears that Samsung will make use of the 64-bit architecture.
The Galaxy S6 might ship with the 1.8 GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 CPU. It also could feature an ARM Mali-T760 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage. The S6 may have a 20-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Samsung will annouce the device on Early 2015 and set for release later Q1,2015 if all goes well.
Sadly, These pages lack any images or information about the devices themselves, but it goes on to confirm that the dual-sided curved edge screen variant of the Galaxy S6 will be named as the Galaxy S6 Edge. We believe that SM-G920X and SM-G925X might actually refer to possible European variants of the devices the SM-G920F and the SM-G925F.
Both these devices are expected to be officially unveiled on March,1st during Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in MWC 2015. The devices are expected to feature QHD Super AMOLED displays, 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 SoCs, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 16-megapixel primary cameras with 4K video recording, 5-megapixel front-facing cameras, newer and lighter variant of TouchWiz based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and LTE Cat. 10 connectivity.
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Do you want an Iron Man-themed Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge ?
Well, you may be able to get one very soon as some concept renders of the hot flagship smartphone dressed in the livery of Marvel's Avengers made the rounds on the web.
Samsung hasn't confirmed that it will officially turn the above concept images into reality. However, considering the Korean giant's relationship with Marvel, These limited edition Galaxy S6 Edge with a color scheme that matches each Avengers team member will go on markets sometimes this year as a promotion of the Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron movie that is coming out on May 1st.
Gold-plated smartphones are not something new, but it sure is luxury. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge join the company's collection of 24K gold plated smartphones. Note that both smartphones feature Corning Gorilla Glass 4 glass panels in the front and at the back. It's the metallic frame hugging the two panels that gets the gold treatment along with the metal rim around the camera module.
The Karalux shop claims that it takes 3 hours for the engineers to pass the Galaxy S6 through 10 different stages to have it finally 24K gold layered. Not only that, the phone also gets an additional nano layer to prevent the gold plaint from being corroded.
Getting a 24K gold Galaxy S6 will cost you $400 (VND 8 million) + the regular price starting $685. So the total will start from $1100.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Phablet has appeared today on a web test, as always, Samsung R&D (Research and development) department is doing some routine checking and tests on any new device, including browser and performance benchmarking.
A device codenamed "Samsung ZenZero" running Samsung browser 3.2 on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop appeared on HTML5test website. This is the code name allegedly being given to the rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 5 edge. This model will reportedly come with curved glass on both sides of the 5.4-inch or 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen.
Galaxy Note 5 will also be powered exclusively with an Exynos chipset of Sammy's own making. Exynos 7422 is being tested for use on the unit. This chip would go beyond the usual chipset and include the CPU, GPU, RAM, native storage, and a Samsung LTE modem in one single package.
HTC seems to be preparing a Windows Phone 8.1 Edition of the HTC One M8. Verizon posted a high-quality render images on its official website of the phone
These image confirms the existence of an UltraPixel Duo rear camera with dual LED flash, so the Windows Phone 8.1 variant of the One M8 certainly seems to be identical to the Android model just as previously reported. The upcoming handset should offer a 5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, BoomSound speakers, a 5 MP front-facing camera, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage space. Like the Android-based One M8, the Windows version is made out of metal, and supports HTC's Dot View case.
We're expecting HTC to announce the One M8 for Windows next week, on August,19th. The handset could be available to buy via Verizon as soon as August 21st, for an unknown price.
Next year's Upcoming flagship HTC One M9 codenamed "Hima" Specifications appeared on AnTuTu benchmark. A screenshot from AnTuTu Android App shows HTC Hima's claimed specs. According to it, HTC will keep the 5" screen size for its next flagship instead of going bigger. The chipset will follow a more familiar path and move to a Snapdragon 810 an ARM-designed 64-bit octa-core processor paired with Qualcomm's Adreno 430 and a 3GB RAM will also be attached.
The camera department will be a massive upgrade, however, with a 20.7 MP camera catapulting HTC's flagship from the bottom of the range to the top. The selfie camera will match the 13MP camera of the HTC Desire Eye.
The HTC Hima will launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Sense UI 7.0, but it may come after the MWC. Instead it's set to debut at its own event. It's not clear if this delay is deliberate or not.
Leak after leak, information about the HTC One (M9) has been leaking a lot lately, since the Taiwanese company's next flagship smartphone is due to be made official this Sunday. Now though, we may have the clearest look yet at the One (M9).
What you see below (and above) are a couple of official press renders that seem to show two different promotional materials for the One (M9). They come from a source that has leaked stuff in the past, so they could be legit. On the other hand, they may not, so don't take anything for granted just yet.
This leak tells us nothing about specs, but the handset should sport a 5-inch 1080p touchscreen, a 20.7MP rear camera, a 4MP (possibly UltraPixel) front camera, 3GB of RAM, and a 2,900 mAh battery. Running the show will be Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC with a CPU coming with four Cortex-A57 cores clocked at up to 2GHz, and four Cortex-A53 ones that only go up to 1.5GHz. The One (M9) will run Android 5.0 Lollipop Out-of-the-box. Stay tuned!
The last Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was released over a year ago and it's time for another one. References to a Galaxy Note 10.1 (2015) have appeared on Samsung's official site, specifically that three apps support the tablet. And it's not a typo either, the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) is listed as well. Not that it's a big surprise that Samsung will be reprising one of its models.
We can speculate, of course, at this point a 64-bit processor is not unlikely and it's an easy guess that the new tablet will incorporate the improvements in the S Pen of the Galaxy Note 4. Whether Samsung sticks to LCD or makes the switch to Super AMOLED (based on the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 screen) remains to be seen.
Details about a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 series has been confirmed today. According to a recently published report, the 4G LTE enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 (SM-T815, SM-T817) has received both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certification. While this particular model carries a 9.7-inch screen, a version of the slate with a smaller 8-inch glass was imported into India last month by Samsung for testing. The company plans on destroying the tablet once it is done with it.
The details that have leaked thus far reveal that both the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 8.0 and the Samsung Galaxy S 2 9.7 will be the slimmest tablets available with a thickness of just 5.4mm. Both tablets will feature a Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 and an aspect ratio of 4:3. The home grown Exynos 5433 CPU is expected to be under the hood with 3GB of RAM inside. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2.1MP respectively and a 3850mAh battery will keep both models running. Android 5.0.2 is pre-installed.
The Bluetooth certification for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 shows that it will support Bluetooth 4.1. This particular document also reveals other variants of the tablet. Besides the SM-T815, there will be the SM-T815C, the SM-T817A and SM-T817V. The other versions of the slate could be for different regions, and for a Wi-Fi only version of the tablet. The SM-T715, SM-T715C, SM-T717A and SM-717V are the model numbers that will be used for the smaller 8-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2. The tablets will replace the currently offered Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5.
After too many rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is getting a Google Play Edition very soon. A Photo of the Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition has appeared on the Official Android Website (Android.com). The Photo shows a white Galaxy S5 running Pure Lollipop 5.0 along with photos of the other current GPE devices.
According to some trusted reports we received, Google will release the Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition with Android Lollipop Pre-installed on the device sometimes during November,2014. Looks like the company delayed the release of the device until the Android 5.0 Lollipop final version is official. Of course it will pack the exact same specs as te current Samsung Galaxy S5.
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The Oppo N3 is going to be unveiled on October,29th. We expect that the manufacturer will introduce two separate models. One, made with stainless steel, is expected to be strong enough to keep the Oppo N3 in its original shape.
The other model will employ an aluminum-lithium alloy that is lightweight, but tough. The main feature of the phone is the 13MP swiveling camera that allows for 13MP front "selfies" to be shot.
The rest of the specs include a 5.9 inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. A quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU is under the hood, and 3GB RAM is inside. The unit will use the VOOC flash charger, which allows the battery in the phone to quickly recharge to 75% full in just 30 minutes.
Oppo Reno has been one of the successful smartphone series last year and apparently, Oppo wants to create more cash out of its success by releasing another phone. The specs are not very much different from the existing Reno 3 smartphones, and so far, the series isn't going anywhere. As per the official website, there is another Reno 3 vitality edition, officially up and ready for pre-orders on both websites jd.com and opposhop.cn.
As per some related leaks, the Vitality is similar to the Vanilla Reno 3 with some internals swapped and new colors.
The first major change is around the processing chip. The Vitality device is using Snapdragon 765 chipset in the place of Mediatek MT6885Z Dimensity 1000L. This makes it slightly faster than the vanilla Reno 3 and something around the Pro variant. Though the Reno 3 Pro is slightly faster than the Reno 3 Vitality due to better variants of the same processing chip. Overall, the performance speed isn't much higher or even noticeable unless you are using multiple apps at the same time. Oppo has a different stance on the difference and relates it to 5G connectivity.
The other big change the vitality variant brought is the camera lens being used. The device is using a 48MP primary camera lens. Again this bridge the gap with the Pro version. The vitality also seems to skip the higher memory tier of the vanilla Reno 3 and is currently only being offered in an 8GB, plus 128GB configuration. The company has offered the phone in three new colors - Moonlight black, sky mirror white, and streamer gold. Other than these changes, the phone is almost identical to the standard variant. It has the same 6.4-inch display with 1080 pixel resolution and super AMOLED display. The front camera has a teardrop notch and houses a 32MP camera lens. The phone has the same 4025mAh battery with 30W fast charging support, 3.5mm audio jack, and NFC. Currently, it is priced at CNY 2,999, or just around $430.
We are still waiting for Motorola to reveal its upcoming next-gen Moto 360 smartwatch (Moto 360S), it has been leaked online already several times. However, today, we got some photos of a smaller version of the Moto 360S.
It looks like that Motorola is working on a Moto 360S mini variant. it is shown in the image above by itself, but it also gets compared to the original 360 in the shot below. This leak pretty much confirms the hypothesis that Motorola is working on two sizes for its new wearable, emulating Apple's deeds in this space. We first heard that something like this would happen earlier this month.
The small variant of this year's Motorola smartwatch will apparently be called Moto 360S, while the larger one (which should sport the same screen size as its predecessor) will go by Moto 360L it seems. And yes, both of them will keep the 'flat tire' display design introduced last year, we won't see any full circles this time around either. The two models launching in 2015 should have different screen sizes and different battery sizes at least. There's no word on the display size or resolution with this mini version.
First, we need to tell you that this rumor is a little Suspicious. The benchmarking website GFXBench had an interesting listing pop up in its database: a device labeled as "Google Nexus Foo". According to the benchmarking site, the Nexus Foo is a 10.3-inch device with a 1920x1080 display resolution, powered by a Tegra 4 clocked at 1.9GHz, and 2GB of RAM. You'll notice we haven't called this device a "tablet", because the GFXBench listing labels the device as having "no touchscreen".
In addition, the device has no rear camera, only one on the front. And, the Foo has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, but no accelerometer, barometer, GPS, compass, gyroscope, light sensor, NFC, or proximity sensor. Check the source link to see the full lisiting of the Nexus Foo.
Based on the features it has and doesn't, the Nexus Foo sounds more like a laptop than a tablet. But, the more strange thing is that the Foo is listed as running Android KKWT, which is the Android Wear build number; and, it is listed with OpenGL ES 2.0, which is more associated with Android Wear. Android phones and tablets running 4.3 or 4.4 use OpenGL 3.0, and Android L will be adding support for OpenGL 3.1.
After too many unofficial leaks, the Motorola Nexus 6 appeared on AT&T's website today with a wrong picture of an LG device beside it (lol).
The Nexus 6 name popped up in the "people also viewed" section of the LG G3 Vigor page on the carrier's website. The link however, takes us to the list of available Motorola smartphones on AT&T that includes the first and second generation Moto X and the Moto G 4G.
The Nexus 6 link shows a potential $49.99 on-contract price tag, though we doubt that it will be what AT&T and Motorola are going to ask for the handset. Considering the LG thumb on the listing, we reckon that the price tag is also a leftover.
We are still waiting for Android 5.1 Lollipop, Google confirmed the Android version 5.1 release last week. Today, an Android One device spotted running the Android build 5.1 on a retailer shop in the Philippines.
Yes, just as you might've guessed, it's Android 5.1 Lollipop. It is said that Google has subsequently forced both manufacturers to remove the listing of the OS version from the specs sheets, but numerous hands-on reports claim that the Android version was, indeed, the coveted 5.1 Lollipop.
Well, we can only hope that Google will release the factory images of the build sooner than later.