The Samsung Galaxy S6 was launched in 4 different colors (White, Black, Blue and Gold Platinum) and they all will be available in stock by April,10th. Now, Samsung UK's web site lists the Galaxy S6 in five colors, instead of the official four.
The fifth option is "Dark Brown", it also cannot be clicked and disappears if you navigate away from the specific page in the source link. There isn't even an image of the device in Brown.
So, publishing the Brown color option was certainly a mistake. Its existence might be for real though. There's no trace of it on other local Samsung sites, suggesting it may be a UK carrier exclusive. The Galaxy S6 edge does not have a fifth color either, at least not yet.
Recent rumors about the next upcoming smartphones suggest another low-budget smartphone by the HMD Global called Nokia 2.4. The device was spotted at Geekbench in the last month. A fresh report by Nokia Power User has revealed some important spec information on the device. As per leaks the highest variant of the Nokia 2.4 will have 3GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It will also come in 2GB RAM and 32GB storage variants. The device will be available in three color options such as grey, blue, and purple.
The Nokia 2.4 is reported to have a big 4,500mAh battery that is enough to keep it alive all day long with a single charge with support to fast charging. The phone features a 6.5-inch screen with 271 PPI and IPS LCD. The phone is powered by the octa-core 2GH MediaTek Helio P22 processor. The device supports dual SIM options. The expected launch date in India is around October this year but this isn't confirmed yet. Nokia 2.4 might be available fewer Rs. 10,000 in the Indian market. Coming to the FCC listing, the report states that the Nokia 2.4 has four variants - TA-1277, TA-1270, TA-1274, and TA-1275, out of which the TA-1270 is a dual-SIM variant. The rest of the specifications remain the same across all the variants.
According to the leaks, the Nokia 2.4 will feature a 13-MP primary camera with a 2-MP dual camera like the predecessor Nokia 2.3 phone. It houses a front-camera of 5-MP for selfies. The phone will come with an Android 10 operating system out of the box. Although we are not sure about its launch date yet, it could be one of the phones that HMD Global may launch at the IFA 2020 tech trade show in the next month.
HTC One (M9) will launch on March,1st at the MWC 2015 in Barcelona. According to the latest leak, the One (M9) will be available in 3 color variations/combinations at launch.
HTC One (M9) Color combinations:
1. Front-Dark Gunmetal/Back-Dark Gunmetal
HTC may release more colors for the device later this year (like every year) but these are the colors that will be Available upon launching the device on markets worldwide.
The Galaxy S8 is all but revealed, thanks to a barrage of leaks from various sources on the internet over the last month or so. However, it's still great to get confirmation of those leaks from a reputed source like Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities. Most of what he has mentioned was already known, but he did add a few little details to fill in the gaps.
• The curved Super AMOLED displays on the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will be of 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch respectively.
• The QHD+ resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels will give the S8 an unconventional 18:9 ratio like the LG G6.
• There will be no physical Home buttons and all sensors will remain on the top bezel of the phone.
• Those sensors will include proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, Infrared blaster, front camera sensor and an iris scanner.
• At the back, there will be the single rear camera, the LED flash, a heart rate sensor and a fingerprint scanner just on the right of the main camera.
• The rear and front cameras will be of 12-megapixels and 8-megapixels respectively.
• Both phones will come in Gold, Silver, Blue, Orchid, Pink, Matter Black and Bright Black color variants, depending on the specific region.
• USB Type-C v3.1 will be there.
• PC Mode via an external dock to connect to a monitor will be included to create a desktop like working environment.
• As always, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip will be powering the two devices in Japan, China and the US, while the Exynos 8895 will power them everywhere else.
• Both devices will feature 6GB of RAM in South Korea and China, but 4GB of RAM everywhere else.
• April 21st is almost certainly the date on which the S7 and the S7 Edge will go on sale in most regions.
That about covers everything. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask us in the comments.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
After a series of leaks, images and videos revealed almost everything about the upcoming S8 and S8+, the situation has become kind of boring now. While we are sure that there will be more leaks as we approach March 29, not much is really left to leak in all honesty. Having said that, we do have news for you today which points to two very unique leaks!
We had reported earlier that the S8 series may get a violet version and it seems that we were not wrong after all. Samsung India has opened up a sign up page for its users which lets you choose the color in which you would like to experience your Galaxy S8. The color options include Black, Silver and the brand new Amethyst.
In other news, the Always On virtual Home button we have already seen a few times by now is rumoured to be pressure sensitive in nature. At this point, it is hard to predict how it will be implemented, but we are guessing that the button will sense different levels of pressure and perform different actions accordingly.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The unveiling date of the Galaxy S8 is now just about a week away, but as things stand, nothing much is left to the imagination. We now have a pretty good idea about how the two phones will look and what specifications they will sport. Nevertheless, today's leak confirms the color options and the pricing details in Europe for us. As the leaks are brought in by Evan Blass, we would say that the information is pretty reliable.
Take a look at the images leaked by the leakster which shows the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ in three color variations. The colors according to the leak will be called Black Sky, Orchid Grey and Arctic Silver. In the renders that we see here, It would be almost impossible to distinguish between the S8 and the S8+, had it not been mentioned by @evleaks.
He also leaked the pricing details of the two flagship handsets in a separate Tweet. Although we must admit that the pricing doesn't come as much of a surprise to us since we have heard and reported about these alleged price tags earlier also. The Galaxy S8 will be priced at €799 and the Galaxy S8+ will be priced at €899 in Europe. Additionally, he also revealed the prices of the DeX Station (€150), the GearVR (€129) and the Gear 360 (€229).
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
If you happen to be in South Korea and planning to buy a Galaxy S8 or S8+, you might just be able to buy it in one more color option than before. The new Burgundy Red is supposed to go with the autumn theme and admittedly, it really does. It's a beautiful color and check out the ad above to see it in live action. The only question that remains is, will Samsung release it outside their home country?
Aside from the rear panel though, everything else is the same as in any other Galaxy S8 or S8+. Nevertheless, colors do matter and it would be interesting to see if Samsung does the same thing they did last year with the Coral Blue color and the Galaxy S7 Edge in US; they released the Coral Blue color option for the S7 Edge in time for the Holiday season and the same can happen this year with the Burgundy Red as well. Would you buy the S8 in red? Let us know in the comments.
Saikat Kar (teach-enthusiast)
Google isn't very keen to keep its devices or specs a secret. Sometimes Google itself leaks the news about the upcoming devices. And that's why we know more than a few things about the latest Google Pixel 4a even before its launch. Early last month, Google Pixel 4a was shown off in a high definition hands-on video. While many of the specs are already known, there are still a few things left to be revealed. A new leak is going to cover what was missed in the earlier leaks.
Google Pixel devices are usually sold in three color options - white, black, and a unique color. We have already seen dark blue, not pink, purple, orange, and many more. The latest leak suggests that the Pixel 4a will also be available in a light shade of blue called Barely Blue other than regular colors- white and Jet black.
The other leak is related to the storage option. We already know that the Pixel 4a will have 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage that is good enough to load apps at a much faster rate. Now, we know that there will also be a 128GB storage option. UFS 2.1 is not mentioned but it is safe to assume that it will be using the same storage technology as for the 64GB model. The device would be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor with Adreno 618GPU.
On the rear side, you can find a 12MP camera lens with an LED flash. The camera is also capable of recording 4K videos. The front camera will be 8MP with video stabilization. The phone uses 4G network support and has a Dual SIM support option. The ports are USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack. The battery is 3,080mAh that is okay if you are not a heavy user. The smartphone comes with the latest version of the Android operation system by default - Android 10. The device is expected to be something around $400 for consumers.
Although the launch of Nexus 6p didn't exactly follow the disasters faced by previous variants last year, it didn't go smoothly. Those lucky enough to grab the opportunity before the phone got completely sold out online are now wondering about shipment date of the phone owing to the impending delays. For those who wanted to go through the reviews to make up the mind were disappointed with the out of stock label on most of the variants for weeks. Now, it's been almost 2 months since the Nexus 6P (and 5X) launched and it seems Google is finally able to meet the demand.
Right now the Google Store has all the Nexus 6p devices in stock and you are free to choose any kind of color and storage configuration. We actually informed about this a few days ago, but were so elated about the elusive 64GB Frost white model being available that we somehow missed to cover the rest. As we head into the weekend, we just wanted to jog your mind regarding the in-stock Nexus devices (seems to stay like this for sometime).
The Nexus 6P price starts at $500 for the 32GB, $550 for the 64GB, and $600 for will get you the 128GB variant. If you wanted to get the official black case, it is also in-stock.