OnePlus recently confirmed camera specs through its official twitter page. The company has confirmed that the 8T will have an ultra-wide camera on the rear side. This confirms the earlier rumors about the rear camera specs. The leaks also suggest that the company has placed rear cameras in a relatively large rectangular protrusion, that looks similar to one we have in Samsung's latest phones.
OnePlus also confirmed that the 8T will have the same refresh rate as the OnePlus 8 pro. That will give the display refresh rate a boost from 90Hz to 120Hz to reach peak frame rates of 120 frames per second. While phone manufacturers are moving the refresh rate to a higher level, some apps and softwares seem to lag behind. If you are using an app that is incompatible with such a higher refresh rate, the phone will return to 60Hz or 90Hz depending on the app. This mean that the interface of the phone will experience some shuttering or lag while switching to normal refresh rate.
Another leak suggest that the phone will be using the 2.5+D flexible panel. This also means that the phone will be much brighter than before with a peak brightness of 1100 nits. Those high levels of brightness, coupled with AMOLED panel and the graphics processing capabilities will also ensure the screen is displaying HDR10+ content. The phone covers 100 percent DCI-P3, which is the best color accuracy you can find in any android smartphone by today.
Other details include the 65W warp charging technology that can get a 4,500mAh from zero to hundred percent in less than 40 minutes, plus a 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED display. Additional rumored specs suggest a flat display with the curved panel on the OnePlus 8. The phone features a single hole-punch camera in the top-left corner of the display. The phone is expected to be announced on 14 October, at which point we will know the rest of the details on hardware and software.
Today, Realme officially announced that it is launching a new smartphone on the social media website Weibo. The launching event will happen on 24 May at 19:00 pm sharp local time in China. The reports suggest that the company would be using the platform to launch the much-hyped Realme GT neo flash edition smartphone. As we already know that the said phone will be a new variant of existing Realme GT Neo, which debuted in the home country the previous month.
According to the leaked information that appeared online last week, Realme GT neo flash edition will come with better charging capabilities than its predecessor. As it is known, the Realme GT Neo only supports 50W fast charging. As per rumors, the new variant smartphone could support up to 65W fast charging.
Recently, a new smartphone with a code name RMX3350 was listed at China's 3C and TENNA certification websites. The sites revealed that the smartphone will be using 65W fast charging, whereas other details include a 6.43-inch display, Android 11 operating system, a 2,200mAh battery, and 158.5 x 73.3 x 9.1mm dimensions.
The predecessor Realme GT Neo also offered the similar specs although it was powered by Dimensity 1200. The phone comes with UFS 3.1 internal storage, a 32 megapixel front facing camera for selfies, and a triple camera system at the rear side. The phone features a 64 megapixel primary lens, an 8 megapixel ultra wide, and 2 megapixel camera sensor.
The phone has in-display fingerprint scanners with a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The phone also has support for the 5G network. In China, the GT Neo is available in options like 6GB RAM/128GB internal sotra with 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage. These phones are priced at 1,799 Yuan (~$280), 1,899 Yuan (~$295), and 2,399 Yuan (~$373).
Xiaomi Note 10 series is one of the most awaited smartphone series that is expected to be launched later this week. Much like its predecessor Redmi Note 9 series, the new lineup is going to have more than one devices - that includes standard Redmi Note 10 and all the way up to the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. In recent weeks, we have seen several leaks about the upcoming devices, which have given us lots of hints on the design and hardware specs. However, nothing was official until now.
Xiaomi India's Managing Director, Manu Kumar Jain, recently tweeted to announce that the Redmi Note series is finally going to use AMOLED panels with the upcoming Redmi Note 10 series. The tweet states: "Excited to share that #RedmiNote10 series will feature #SuperAMOLED display - 1st TIME EVER ON a #RedmiNote!"
He also uploaded a short clip that displays results from a Twitter poll that was conducted last year by the company. The poll asked users to choose between a 120Hz LCD panel and a standard AMOLED display panel. As anyone can guess, an overwhelming majority of poll participants choose AMOLED screen over the high refresh rate LCD panel. Although the poll is not active on the social network it seems the company decided to go with the user's opinion. N the video, the company further mentions that the Redmi Note 10 series will feature not just any OLED display but a super AMOLED panel.
There isn't anything on the refresh rate from official sources, but earlier leaks suggest that the company may include the top-of-the-line Redmi Note 10 Pro Max may include a 120Hz super AMOLED display. If that's the case, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max will definitely be in the news for having a super AMOLED display on the budget in 2021.
The Redmi Note 10 series will be a 4G device that will run MIUI 12 out of the box. It features a quad-camera system on the rear side with a 64MP primary camera sensor, a wide-angle camera, a macro camera, and a depth sensor. It will be powered by a large 5,050mAh battery along with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. The vanilla 6.53-inch FHD+ display and will run on Qualcomm's SM7 15 processor platform. The device also includes a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a triple camera setup on the rear, and a single selfie camera sensor within a waterdrop-style notch on the front.
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A Leaked User Agent Profile confirms that Samsung;s upcoming flagship device, Samsung Galaxy S6 will feature a QHD (2K) display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. The Galaxy S6 will have a model number SM-G920A.
In the same time, the rest of the User Agent Profile also shows that the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A) will pack a 64-bit processor. Software navigation buttons missing from the profile, it would appear that hardware buttons will return. None of this information is unexpected, and the profile merely confirms earlier leaks.
We expect to see a 5.5-inch display on the Galaxy S6 with a pixel density of 534ppi. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 16MP and 5MP respectively. For those of you impressed with the rear camera on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy S6 is expected to have the same IM240 camera sensor employed on the camera that adorns its back. 3GB of RAM will be on board and Android 5.0 will be pre-installed.
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Liam Neeson confirms that will be back in "Taken 4", The box office figures for Taken 3 have to at least bolster the notion that audiences aren't done with Bryan Mills and his particular set of skills just yet, meaning Taken 4 undoubtedly is being discussed in some boardroom at 20th Century Fox while you are reading this. When Liam Neeson was asked by FoxNews.com if he'd ever entertain the notion of coming back for more adventures in this franchise, he certainly didn't shoot the idea out of the sky. Neeson diplomatically made the following statement:
"There's always... I think if audiences go and see it and they like these characters, I mean, I'd love to do something with Forest [Whitaker] again, and if it's in a Taken 4 scenario... great." - said Liam Neeson
The first part of that equation was answered in spades, as Liam Neeson's Taken 3 topped the weekend box office charts with a healthy $40.4 million, the second-highest January opening ever, according to BoxOfficeMojo. It's worth noting that this opening number is less than Taken 2 ($49 million), but higher than Neeson's Non-Stop ($28.9 million in February 2014). This suggests that audiences actually prefer Neeson playing Bryan Mills in an action thriller... not just a random older gentleman who's gifted when it comes to snuffing out bad guys.
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It's been six months already when POCO launched M3 and now the company has decided to come up with an upgraded version with 5G network capability. The vanilla M3 is relatively an entry-level smartphone. And even the 5G phone has almost similar specs. The biggest difference between the Pro version and standard version is its design.
The designers behind the smartphone have come up with an absolutely new design for the pro model. The camera module is, although, a vertical housing, but the large black rectangular design that used to feature the tiple camera setup has been removed. The M3 Pro has a new back cover design with two rounded shapes near the camera with the company's logo inside. While the standard phone has some leather-like material on the back, the Pro model uses a mirror-reflecting coating.
The Pro model has an LCD display with 1080 resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. The water drop selfie camera housing has been replaced with a hole-punch screen. The hole size is kind of large that a few users may not like much but considering it a 5G mobile phone with a 90Hz screen and smaller price tag, it could be ignored.
Now when it comes to the battery, the POCO M3 Pro uses the same battery as the M3, it only supports 18W charging power, but the box contains a 22.5w charger. 18w charging power is still slow to fill the 5000mAh battery. Half an hour charges to 35%, and one hour to charge to 67%. It takes 116 minutes to fully charge to 100%.Compared to the M3, this smartphone is just about 5G support and a higher refresh rate. Although you may like the design too. The phone is currently available for just $338 on Chinese E-commerce website and hopefully will hit the other regional markets soon.
Looks like HTC will bring its Mid-range 64-bit Smartphone first, before it high end 64-bit (if any). HTC has officially announced that it's first 64-bit smartphone will be the mid-range Desire 820.
This has been officially confirmed via the HTC Weibo account though details are very scarce all the teaser images really say is "64-bit" and "September,4th". The first image lists off the HTC firsts first Android phone, first 1080p phone, first f/2.0 camera aperture and so on.
The second image is more interesting and shows what appears to be the front-facing camera, off to the side of a front-facing speaker grill. Our Chinese is spotty but that big "64" is hard to misinterpret.
The short text accompanying the second teaser image claims this is the "world's first octa-core 64-bit phone". If it's a Qualcomm chipset then it must be the Snapdragon 615 - it has eight Cortex-A53 cores (the 64-bit replacement of the Cortex-A7) and a next-gen Adreno 405 GPU.
We hear a lot of rumors about a 9-inch HTC-made Nexus tablet powered by Nvidia Tegra K1 coming this year to be called the "HTC Nexus 9", we even got a list of this HTC Nexus 9 Unofficial Specs. Well, It's finally official... Yes Nvidia accidentally mentioned the Nexus 9 on its legal filings documents related to it patent lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung.
Nvidia's document specifically states, "the HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the Tegra K1." So, based on what's known that there will without a doubt be a Nexus 9 made by HTC with Nvidia's Tegra K1, but we also know that it should be expected in the third quarter of this year. All of this essentially confirms all of the rumors we've and gives an expected time frame which hasn't been confirmed by anyone else.
None of this is official, but NVIDIA tuck the information in a legal filing like it's no big deal makes it seem more legit. We may see this beast in the upcoming weeks with some "Android L" desert inside.
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.
HTC One M9 Plus Wallpaper [Drive]
We all knew that it was coming, thanks to the rumors and now it's official. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is going on pre-order in South Korea on October 1, with a price tag of 649,000 won ($580). The smartphone will be exclusive to SK telecom for now. We are not sure whether the smartphone will be sold off-shores as well, but there is a chance that it might be in at least certain specific markets. Check out the specs below to get a closer look at what Samsung is offering with the new incarnation of the A8.
· 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full High Definition display
· Always On display
· Samsung Exynos 7420 octa-core 14nm processor
· 3GB RAM
· 32GB of internal storage
· 16-megapixel rear camera
· 8-megapixel front camera
· Fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home button
· 3,300mAh battery
· Samsung Grace UX on top of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
· Samsung Pay enabled
To be frank, the new A8 (2016) just seems like a tweaked Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, minus the Quad High Definition Edge display (ironically). There is no doubt that the Exynos 7420 is still quite a capable chip, but considering that it's already more than a year old, the A8 (2016) may not be the best option for the price, except for the strictest of Samsung fans of course.
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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?
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Samsung tweeted a new teaser just a few days ago and that little tweet has confirmed what the rumors had been saying all along; the Next Galaxy is going to be unveiled on February 21. One can argue that Samsung has not mentioned anything specifically about the upcoming S7, but most of us are sure that it is indeed the Galaxy S7 that we are being "teased" about. After all, what else could the box that the guy wearing the Samsung VR glasses is reaching for contain other than the Next Galaxy S7?
As far as we know, the Galaxy S7 will not stand alone in Barcelona because the Galaxy S7 Edge+ will be unveiled alongside it at the same event. We are not saying that these are the only two pieces of tech that we will see the Korean giant launch at the Samsung Unpacked 2016 event, but these two are definitely the top candidates. If you are as excited as we are about the event then we have more good news for you. Samsung will host livestreaming of the entire affair, so that everyone who is interested can join in on the action live at Samsung.com.
If you want to know all that has been "leaked" so far or what the rumors are saying regarding the S7, check out our other articles because we have got everything covered.
The SM-G935A had already been seen in the AnTuTu benchmarks, and it was the Snapdragon 820 powered version of the upcoming Galaxy S7. A few hours earlier however, a new report has come in about the SM-G930F, which is the S7 with the mysterious Exynos 8890 processor inside. Apparently, AnTuTu has leaked the specifications of the S7 with Exynos 8890 on Weibo, a very popular Chinese social networking website.
As expected, the specifications in the SM-G930F do not deviate much from that of the SM-G935A. The Exynos model will have the same 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, 12 megapixel Britecell camera sensor on the back, 5 megapixel selfie cam on the front and 64GB of internal storage (as made evident by AnTuTu on this particular model), that we saw with the SM-G935A.
The good news is that all versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 will come loaded with Android M 6.0 out of the box. If you are eager to know the AnTuTu benchmark scores then you will have to wait a little longer as the S7 is still in its testing phase. Nonetheless, we are pretty sure that we will see the scores on their list very soon.
In case you are not aware, Synaptics is a company that's famous for making fingerprint scanners, especially for Samsung. They have unveiled quite an innovative piece of fingerprint sensing tech today, dubbed the Natural ID FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor. It resembles the "under the glass" fingerprint scanner which we have been hearing about so far only in rumors and given the history shared by Samsung and Synaptics of working together, we are pretty much sure that this is what we are going to see on the Galaxy S8 next year.
"Synaptics' FS9100 family of fingerprint sensors represent a new breed of optical fingerprint sensor technology that is designed to meet the needs of mobile devices, including the ability to image through thick 2.5D glass. In addition to opening the door to new industrial design options, it enables OEMs to provide highly durable, button-free cover glass and more easily provide water-resistant products, while eliminating low-yield glass processing" - Anthony Gioelli, Vice-President of Biometrics Marketing, Synaptics
This new optical fingerprint sensor works flawlessly even when placed under 1mm of 2.5D glass. Additionally, it can also detect prints from wet fingers, which makes it a great companion for water-resistant smartphones (like the Galaxy S8). Since it's meant to be placed below the front glass of the smartphone, the FS9100 is immune to scratches and electro-static discharges by default. This is the perfect addition to the S8, now that Samsung has probably decided to remove the physical Home button and go with a bezel-less display.
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It was just a few days ago that we got our first look at the Galaxy C5 Pro, courtesy of a leaked image and today we have another leak which is even bigger. The same leakster who had unveiled the blurred image of the C5 Pro on Twitter a few days ago, has now unleashed a full blown poster from what seems to be straight from the house of Samsung. @Mmddj_china tweeted, "C is coming," along with a picture that shows the C5 Pro, C7 Pro and the C9 Pro in three varying colors, including what seems to be a Blue Coral variant as well. The image clearly mentions the three handsets separately and even has the Samsung logo on top to give it that sense of authenticity.
Although I am no expert when it comes to reading Chinese to be honest, but from what can be seen in the image, it looks like there is a mention of 16-mp cameras. What this could mean is that all the three handsets will share the same 16-megapixel cameras both in front and the back. We will have to wait and find out more. Given that the release date isn't really that far off now, the wait shouldn't be too long.
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Although it isn't really a big surprise at this point, Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S8+ is indeed real and it's coming on March 29 (probably). Yesterday, a support page for a Galaxy device with the model number SM-G955FD came online on Samsung's Indian site. As this model number pertains quite specifically to the upcoming Galaxy S8+, all doubts regarding its existence is now extinguished. Additionally, the model also confirms dual SIM support on the device.
Strangely enough, the page disappeared just a few hours after going live. It almost feels like Samsung is teasing the audience with multiple unofficial glimpses to the S8 series this year. First it was the phone in the Super AMOLED ads and now a short-lived support page. Whatever the situation might be, we are quite excited to see what Samsung brings to the plate ultimately when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are launched next month.
If you are not familiar with the rumors regarding what the S8 is going to bring to the table this year, have a look at it here.
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Samsung had said last year that they were going to batten down the hatches to restrict the number of leaks this year, but that has clearly not worked out very well! We now know more or less everything that there is to know about the Galaxy S8 as yet another live picture reveals itself. We are not exactly sure who leaked the image but thanks to SamMobile, we can take a look at it.
It mentions clearly that we are seeing the Galaxy S8 on the left with a 5.8-inch curved panel, while the Galaxy S8+ with a 6.2-inch curved panel lies on the right. Apart from the high screen-to-body-ratio and the Always On display, we can see the Always On soft Home button for the first time. According to reports, double tapping on the virtual Home button will activate the camera, while hard pressing it will wake up the main display. Unfortunately, the fingerprint scanner has been shifted this year to the back of the phone and in a rather awkward position, just beside the rear camera.
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We knew Samsung was not going to launch the Galaxy S8 at the MWC this year, but the company did tease the handset with short promo ads hours earlier at the event. Along with that, it was confirmed that true to the rumors, Samsung is indeed going to unveil the S8 at a "Samsung Unpacked" event which will be held on the 29th of March, simultaneously in New York and London. The S8 and the S8+ will probably go on sale from April 21st, but that isn't official yet.
The teaser doesn't reveal much though, except indicating that Samsung will lead the smartphone world into a new era with the Galaxy S8. Nevertheless, there isn't much left to be revealed, thanks to a barrage of rumors and leaks that have been incoming for the last few weeks. Take a look at the promo and tell us what you think about it in the comments. Also, if you are not aware of the specs yet, here's what Evan Blass from @evleaks of Twitter has suggested the Galaxy S8+ will be sporting when it goes on sale in late April.
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It is now official, the Galaxy Note 7 disaster is well and truly behind the company as the S8 and S8+ have seen an unbelievable 30% hike in pre-orders, as compared to the S7 and S7 Edge. Given that the S7 did not have any bad publicity to deal with, it wouldn't have been surprising if people were a bit more apprehensive about the S8 series this year. However, that's not the case and the S8 series is now officially the most successful launch for a smartphone that Samsung has ever experienced.
Tim Baxter, President and CEO at Samsung Electronics America, has proudly stated that the overwhelming response from customers worldwide is a result of Samsung "recommitting" itself as a innovator to bring innovations to the market. This news comes hot in the heels of another important update. Samsung will apparently be releasing a software patch very soon, which will take care of the red tinge issue, which is slowly becoming infamous; something that Samsung will probably not take very lightly.
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Although both phones are yet to be officially confirmed, Samsung has unwittingly (or was it?) established that all those rumors were true and the J5 (2017) and J7 (2017) are indeed coming.
The information was leaked after Samsung mentioned the Galaxy J3 (2017), J5 (2017), J7 (2017), the entire Galaxy A series, the Galaxy S6 series, the Galaxy S7 series and the Galaxy S8 series on their South Korean website. It's basically a page which details Samsung's Kid Mode feature and while listing all the devices that are compatible with the feature, those two unannounced phones were mentioned, confirming their existence unofficially. Unfortunately, now news has yet been revealed as to when the thw latest iteration of the J series will start to hit markets.
If you are not familiar with the Galaxy J-series, it's a low to mid-range series released mostly in certain Asian and African countries until now. However, this year around, you might see the Galaxy J3 (2017) make its way into US and Europe as well.
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In spite of what rumors and reports have been saying for a while, Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S8 is selling better than the Galaxy S7 did at this point of time last year. In fact, DJ Koh (President of Samsung Mobiles) has even put a number on it by stating that the Galaxy S8 is outselling the S7 by 15% so far. This is a fair comparison actually, given that it only takes into account the sales figure reached by the S7 last year after its release in the same number of days as the Galaxy S8 has seen so far. This piece of info was revealed by Koh last week during his visit to Taiwan.
The Samsung Mobile President further predicts that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are likely to see success for the rest of the year as well, without any significant stall in sales. Although this prediction is more likely optimism than estimation to be honest, the sales number is of course, authentic as it comes straight from the horse's mouth. Things now make more sense really, because it was surprising to hear that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were falling behind their predecessors after getting off to such a record-breaking start with the pre-orders.
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Although it's not really anything new because all rumors and leaksters had been saying the same thing for a long time now, but it's still worth mentioning because this is the first time that this has become official; The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona next month. As this plan was revealed by the head of Samsung Mobile, DJ Koh himself at the CES 2018 earlier, it can be considered as authentic news without a doubt.
While we are yet to see any convincingly real live images of the device, you should not expect the S9 or S9+ to sport any radical changes in terms of the design language. They may look quite similar to the S8 and S8+ in fact, with perhaps the exception of the rear mounted fingerprint scanner that will in all likelihood be moved to the center of the back. Also, Samsung might copy Apple (that it has so often been blamed for doing) and reserve the dual camera setup only for the bigger and more expensive S9+. We will find out more soon so stay tuned.
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New leaked marketing material from Samsung confirms that the Galaxy Note 9 is indeed coming in with a load of new features. Apparently, the images you are seeing here was supposed to be unveiled only at the presentation on August 9, but somehow, they are here for us right now. We are not sure whether this is good or bad for the company, but this leak does remove all the "unpacking" from the upcoming Samsung Unpacked!
As you can see from the images themselves, AI integration will play a big role in the Galaxy Note 9's camera and even the Bluetooth-capable S-Pen with 4096 pressure points, since both will deliver better performance by learning and adjusting according to the situation. The dual pixel technology from the S9+ will be retained and to power all of this, Samsung is also putting in a 4,000mAh battery. Interestingly, the Dex feature is also going to be present this year on the Note 9 (just like the recently released Galaxy tab S4) and without the need for any additional hardware, except of course, the connecting cable. Now that all has been revealed, would you be buying the Galaxy Note 9?
Apple has just sent invitations to the press for an upcoming event on September,9th. The rumors have pinpointed the date already, so it is hardly a surprise.
Apple is expected to unveil the worst-kept under wraps iPhone the 4.7" iPhone 6. If we are to trust some previous rumors, the iWatch smartwatch will be joining the next generation iPhone as well.
With the recent LG G Watch R announcement and the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, Apple should be in a hurry to capture some of the wearable momentum. It has already snagged a former Tag Heuer's VP of sales, another proof the iWatch announcement is happening sooner than later.
Today, Samsung released a Teaser poster shows a rounded design Smartwatch, the Korean company didn't release any smartwatches this year. Samsung's upcoming Smartwatch is codenamed "Orbis", and will be called "Samsung Gear A". It will come with a round screen, unlike all of its predecessors.
Samsung confirmed that the Gear A will pack a round display through an official press release, the PR is announcing that the software development kit (SDK) for its next smartwatch will be out before the wearable itself launches.
In this way Samsung is inviting developers to design Apps for its new Rounded Smartwatch. Developers who are interested to take part in this effort can sign up at a dedicated website, and then wait for Samsung to contact them with more details.
The giveaway is in the image attached to said press release, which features only round app examples. So at least this is clear now. What's left to happen is for Samsung to actually announce the Gear A, and there's currently no telling when that will occur.
We're still waiting for the long promised, HTC Nexus 9 slate. Latest Leak about this device is from hardware-assessing app CPU-Z, which confirms that the upcoming HTC-Google tab will Nvidia Tegra K1 64-bit SoC (System-on-Chip).
The Tegra K1 inside the Nexus 9 will have a top clock speed of 2.5GHz which is higher than the 2.2GHz non-64-bit Tegra K1 we benchmarked and found to top our charts, especially in the graphics department.
Nvidia claims its Tegra K1 chip is 1.5 times more efficient than its competition which should translate into reasonable battery life despite the immense power within. The Tegra K1 has a 192-core GPU based on the desktop-grade Kepler architecture and Nvidia's Cuda cores.
For more info about the device, Check the Unofficial HTC Nexus 9 Specifications list.
More details of the Motorola Nexus 6 (codenamed Shamu) have appeared through the Geekbench benchmark database as well as thanks to a couple of CPU-Z screenshot posted on Twitter.
The 5.9" Nexus 6 managed a multi-core Geekbench score of 3199, which is more than the score of both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The high result is thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with a 2.65GHz quad-core Krait 450 CPU inside and 3GB RAM.
Furthermore, the Nexus 6 comes with QHD resolution resulting in a 496ppi pixel density. The high-end specs sheet also features a 13MP camera with OIS and a dual-flash ring configuration akin to the Motorola Moto X (2014). The battery is rumored to have a capacity of about 3,200mAh, but won't be removable.
This isn't the first time we see the Nexus 6 go through a benchmark. The phone also went through the GFXBench, which tested its Adreno 420 GPU. Needless to say, the phone did quite well. Android L is going to debut on the phone, as goes the tradition with new Android releases.
The LG G5 is enjoying the limelight now and in an unexpected way casting a shadow on the Galaxy S7; kudos to a case maker. In general accessory makers are given phone's design, dimensions and photos quite early and that makes them a genuine source of information for getting intel on yet to be released devices.
So in this case, a series robust G5 cases have emerged, which are very good at providing safety and also good at unveiling certain design elements chosen by LG. For starter, the proof of the dual camera present at the rear end has become solid, which was initially speculated owing to boxed prototype and an older diagram.
It is almost confirmed that there would be a circular fingerprint reader at the rear end, but the volume controls won't be there in the back. Although a few the case renders still show some sign of those buttons, the volume button on the left side doesn't leave anything to imagination. The important thing to note here is the position of the power button, and by what we can infer from the case renders, the fingerprint sensor might actually be be inside one, just the way V10 has it.
The rest of the specs are in sync with the earlier leak - there will be a Type-C USB connector, speaker on the bottom, and the 3.5mm headphone jack on top. On both of the end there will be a mic and the second cutout present on the top might be for an IR blaster. There is still no news on removing the battery by sliding it out.
Almost 4 days ago, LG announced that it will be shutting down its loss-making smartphone business everywhere in the world and would be focusing more on its growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, robotics, AI and B2B customized services and solutions. The company further added that it will continue to sell it's existing smartphones until the inventory lasts and will provide the software updates and security patches for existing series of smartphones for a limited amount of time that could vary according to region.
LG managed to hold third position on the sales charts in the US for a long time but this wasn't a situation anymore. This decision has also put an end to the future of LG V60 and LG Wing, which were the last high-end smartphones released by the company. But LG was also working on a rollable phone project and was believed to be code-named Rainbow. It seems obvious that these devices will no longer be a reality. LG stated "Not sure how authentic those images are but neither device will be developed any further."
Twitter tipster FrontTron (h/t: XDA-Developers) posted a picture purportedly from Korea's telecommunications regulatory body, showing the rollable phone in the shot. The tipster also posted an image apparently showing the LG Rainbow or V70 flagship, and we see a device that adopts the LG Velvet‘s design philosophy.
Unfortunately, we don't know much about the rollable device but that fact that the phone made its way to a regulatory body suggests that it was near to launching. This might be bad news to the consumers who have recently bought LG smartphones. Despite the fact that these are functional devices, they won't be getting any long-term software support. LG's rollable smartphone seemed promising at one end with a rainbow-style shimmer white rear panel and quad-rear camera system. Do you agree with the company's decision or do you think that the company should have tried a little more with a set of versatile and perhaps a few budget-friendly smartphones in the market? Let us know what you think.
LG has just started selling the LG G Watch on the Google Play store. However, we are hearing reports and confirmation about the 2nd Generation G Watch. According to an LG official speaking to the KoreaTimes, LG will unveil a brand new smartwatch (LG G Watch 2) at the IFA 2014 fair in Berlin, which is only a month away.
It's unclear whether LG will show the G Watch 2 to users or have a media and business clients-only affair. The source point that the LG G Watch 2 could have an OLED panel made by LG Display and make use of a Qualcomm chipset.
LG was reportedly eyeing its in-house Odin chips for the task but they aren't yet ready to make it to commercial products.
A User Agent Profile found on the Samsung Mobile site, confirms the 1440 x 2560 resolution screen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The eagerly awaited phablet is expected to be introduced on Wednesday during a Samsung UNPACKED event. The UAProf shows that the latest iteration of Sammy's phablet line will have a model number of SM-N920T.
We expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to offer a 5.7 inch screen, powered by the Snapdragon 805 CPU in certain regions, and an octa-core Exynos processor in other regions. 3GB of RAM is said to be inside and the phablet has been tipped to arrive with the same fingerprint sensor that is employed on the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Samsung S Pen will come with the phone.
The Official Wallpaper of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been leaked, showing an amazing colors-mix image like we used to see from Samsung. The original size of the image you see above is 2560 x 2560 pixels, whihch confims that the Note 4 will pack a QHD 2560 x 1440 pixels display resolution.
Typically, wallpapers for Android devices do not have the exact resolution as its display in order to be able to accommodate extra homescreen panes. The Note 4 will be announced on a Sept,3rd event.
If you like to get the wallpaper and use it on your Android device to get a glimpse of the upcoming phablet UI, You can Download the Original Wallpaper from the Link below, it's about 16 MB is size (due to its High quality).
Galaxy Note 4 Wallpaper [Download]
FINALLY, Samsung confirms that the Upcoming Galaxy Note 4 will be revealed on the September,3 UNPACKED Event. This Unpacked Episode 2 Event will be held simultaneously in three cities; Berlin, Beijing, and New York.
The Official Event Invitation that we got from Samsung today told us everything... As you can notice on the photo, the image in the invites is a sketch of the Galaxy Note Air Command menu. To top things off, the invite prompts the recipients to "Note the date." the date of course is Sept,3rd.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to pack a 5.5" QHD display, 16MP ISOCELL camera and Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 or Exynos 5 Octa SoC depending on your region. The Price and other Specs is not leaked but Stay Tuned for our Exclusive Coverage!
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hasn't been on the market for one week yet, and still hasn't been released in some markets. Android 5.0 final version haven't even landed yet. However, a new tweet from Samsung officially confirms that Galaxy Note 4 is in line to get Android 5.0 Lollipop Update sooner than you might think.
This morning Samsung sent out a tweet with the image that you see above of the Galaxy Note 4 and a number of lollipops sitting on a bed of Runts candy. The text of the tweet doesn't reveal much, saying only, "Anyway you look at it, the #GALAXYNote4 Quad HD Super AMOLED display is pretty sweet. #NoteTheDifference".
The is Update is only the beginning as the company is planning to update most of its latest flagships to taste the Lollipop, we don't have any info or dates yet but once Google release the final version of Android 4.0 lollipop we will get more News for sure. Stay Tuned!
Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is mid-ranger device that was launched in February,26th running Android 4.4 KitKat Out-of-the-box. According to Verizon's listing of the device's specifications, It's confirmed that Galaxy Core Prime will get Android 5.0 Lollipop update in a future software release. This confirms that Samsung won't forget it's loyal mid-ranger users.
Samsung users are patiently waiting for the Lollipop update, it will being major changes to the devices along with many Bug fixes and performance Enhancements. Samsung is expected to start rolling-out the Android 5.0 update to its mid-range devices by the End of Q2,2015 (June-July).
You can bookmark our Official Samsung Updates Page to stay updated with latest Lollipop releases from Samsung.
Samsung promised to update all its recent devices to Lollipop, not just the its flagships. The Korean giant didn't forget its mid-range device, Galaxy ALPHA. Samsung's Denmark Official support page mentions that the company is planning to update the Galaxy ALPHA to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop (as you can see in the screenshot below), this confirms the update.
Samsung Galaxy ALPHA was one of the highest quality build mid-range Smartphones with a very good Specs. So far, we have no exact release date for the update yet,but we can expect to see the Lollipop build 5.0.1 hit the ALPHA users anytime this quarter (Q2,2015). The update status is currently not known, yet.
Follow Our Samsung Official updates Page to check the update status for the Galaxy ALPHA day by day. We will keep you updated.
Back in February, Samsung Poland officially confirmed that the company will update the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Today, we noticed that Samsung's Denmark official support website mentions that the planned Lollipop update for Galaxy Note 2 will carry Android build 5.0.1 to the old flagship.
It's good to see a 2012 device getting updated to the latest Android version in 2015. This shows how Samsung takes good care of its users. We have no info regarding the release date yet or the update status. The update will bring all the main Lollipop features, new UI and some security enhancements.
Follow our Samsung Official Updates Page to stay informed with Galaxy Note 2 Lollipop update status.
Earlier last month, we posted some leaked screenshots of a BETA firmware of the Arabic Lollipop 5.0 Update on the Samsung Galaxy S5, showing a non-completed RTL support and the new TouchWiz UI with Material Design. Meanwhile, Middle-east Galaxy S5 users are still awating their Lollipop update.
@Hasan_q8_86 Hello, the Lollipop update will be released soon. We thank you for your patience :)— Samsung Gulf (@SamsungGulf) May 5, 2015
Today, SamsungGulf (Arab Gulf GCC region) has tweeted from its official twitter account that the Arabic Galaxy S5 Official Lollipop update is "Coming very soon", no exact date revealed yet but we can expect the update to be start rolling-out Over-the-air (OTA) during this month.
Stay tuned for more info regarding the Galaxy S5 Middle-east update!
We reported before that SamsungGulf has officially confirmed that the Galaxy Note 2 won't be getting the Lollipop update in the Arab Gulf states (Kuwait, UAE, Qatar... etc). Well, this doesn't affect other regions.
Today, SamsungDanmark has officially confirmed multiple times via its twitter account that the Galaxy Note 2 will get the Official Android 5.0 Lollipop update, Furthermore, the Denmark firm even confirmed that the Note 2 Danish variant with CSC code: "NEE" will get the update and NOT all Regions will get it as it vary from market to market.
@Kamil_Sabry Hi! Each market has their own updates so it can vary from market to market. Danish Note 2s (CSC code: NEE) will get Lollipop.— Samsung Danmark (@SamsungDK) May 8, 2015
In another tweet SamsungDanmark, confirmed that both Note 2 (GT-N7100) and Note 2 4G (GT-N7105) variants will get the Update but not in the same time, so the Note 2 4G users should rest assured that their devices will get updated as well same as the original variant.
@NilsFarving Both will get the Lollipop update, but not at the same time. No info on which will come first. :) https://t.co/lQQ0Q3Fcvm— Samsung Danmark (@SamsungDK) May 8, 2015
What if my Region didn't get Lollipop?
Well, You can always Download and manually flash the official Lollipop Firmwares for your Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 (when they start rolling-out) from our YouFirmware Note 2 section HERE and enjoy the update.
Keep checking the daily updated Samsung Official Updates Page for the latest Updates News.
We reported before that Samsung is getting ready to update the Galaxy Note 3 Neo by releasing minor preparation updates... Some users are getting Impatient and has started to question whether if Samsung will release the update at all !
@SuperrBart Hi there, according to our last information the Note 3 Neo will have the Lollipop update in The Netherlands but we have 1/2— Samsung Nederland (@Samsung_NL) May 13, 2015
Today, SamsungNetherlands has just officially confirmed via its twitter account that the Android 5.0 Lollipop Update will be Available for the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. The firm confirmed the update is indeed coming to the "The Netherland" but still there is no exact release date, the firm also has no info regarding the update availability in Poland...
@SuperrBart no further information when this will be. We have no information if and when this will be in Poland ;-) ^MB 2/2— Samsung Nederland (@Samsung_NL) May 13, 2015
So far, the Note 3 Neo update is confirmed for all regions except SamsungGulf which seems that it won't be releasing any Lollipop updates to any of themid-range devices on the market.
Samsung has already released Lollipop-preparation updates to the Note 3 Neo in India. More info HERE
Stay Tuned for More Updates on this!
We have already reported before that Samsung has confirmed the Android Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800) on its website, but until now the update hasn't been released for this variant yet.
Today, SamsungUK has confirmed via its official twitter account that Galaxy S5 mini Lollipop update is "Coming Soon".
@kristoffera90 Lollipop is coming soon to the S5 Mini, Kris. We'll let you know as soon as we can.— Samsung Mobile UK (@SamsungMobileUK) July 6, 2015
However, we still have no confirmation whether the upcoming update will pack Android build 5.0.2 or build 5.1.1 release, you can check the latest status of the S5 mini update on Samsung Official Updates Page. Stay tuned for more info!
Earlier this year, So Far, Samsung has promised to release the Official Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to all its latest flagship devices... So far the Korean giant updated the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 variants to Lollipop 5.0.2 and preparing for the Lollipop 5.1.1 update.
Sadly, Samsung confirmed that the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) and Galaxy S3 Neo (GT-I9300i) has been permanently CANCELED. Both variants will not get any further updates (from 4.3 Jelly Bean - 4.4 KitKat).
@Arqam241 We don’t like to disappoint our customers, but we have had it confirmed that the S3 and S3 Neo will not receive Lollipop.— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) July 10, 2015
This decision was made because the device's support has ended as it was released in 2012 (3 years ago). In other hand, a 1 GB DDR2 Ram and an outdated Exynos 4 CPU is not good enough (in performance perspective) to run Lollipop smoothly which will affect the user experience.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo users are eagerly waiting for their Android 5.0 Lollipop update, Samsung Netherlands and Samsung France has already confirmed the update is coming to the Note 3 Neo.
Today, Samsung UK has just officially confirmed that Galaxy Note 3 Neo is getting the Lollipop 5.0 update, this means that the korean giant hasn't forgot the device. The company needs a little more time to get the test release out there.
@Antonio46366149 We can confirm that the Note 3 Neo will be moving to lollipop.— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) August 1, 2015
We still have no release date for the update, the YouFirmware section for the Note 3 Neo is ready. Stay tuned!
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