Now that we all know that the LeEco Le Pro3 is on the verge of release, LeEco seems to be all set to unveil two new phones once again. The company has been really at it in 2016 with new releases hitting markets around the world every few months or so. Nevertheless, one cannot disagree that they do bring absolutely top end hardware at unbelievable prices. For example, the LeEco Le Pro3 is coming with a Snapdragon 821 SoC but is expected to cost only around $340 or less. Unfortunately, we don't have much info about the two mysterious upcoming phones from the Chinese OEM, except the image that you see above.
The good thing is that the image does reveal a curved display and if it is truly that then we could see the first curved screen LeEco smartphone in November. On the other hand, rumors around a LeEco smartphone with 8GB of RAM have been flying around a lot lately. Could it be that the rumoured Le 2S with 8 gigabytes of RAM is about to make an appearance next month with a curved display? We certainly hope so!
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
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On Match,1st Samsung will be officially revealing it's new flagships (Galaxy S6 - Galaxy S6 Edge) at the MWC 2015 in Barcelona. Today, T-Mobile US sign-up page just revealed a photo (above) of the Galaxy S6 Edge with a curved side display with a title "It's almost Here".
The clearly visible metal body and curved display suggest that we are looking at the Edge variant of the Korean giant's next flagship. A number of leaks have already suggested that Samsung will reveal two versions of the Galaxy S6.
Stay Tuned on YouMobile and to find out everything about these upcoming smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was the first Dual-edged curved smartphone on the market, the device's sales was higher than expected. Today, BBC reported that the Korean giant is struggling to meet the S6 Edge supply demand.
The reason of this shortage is that the curved screen of the Edge is very difficult to manufacture, it takes a long complicated process that leads on delays in the production line.
"Samsung will have a serious issue if the shortage is due to the difficulty of producing the curved screen. They [Samsung] must succeed in the launch of these new flagship phones to regain leadership in the high-end segment. They have a window of opportunity until the new iPhone comes out. The product and design is great - but [it] lacks service differentiation." - Mobile analyst, Thomas Husson at Forrester told the BBC
HP went ballistic today at the CES 2015 with its monitor announcement, launching no less than seven of them at once. This includes some 4K monitors, some curved monitors, one 5K screen and there's even a 3D monitor.
The HP Z27q is the 27-inch 5K monitor with a 5120×2880 resolution, identical to the new iMac with Retina display. The monitor has two DisplayPort 1.2 inputs, four USB 3.0 outputs, tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment, and covers 99% of the Adobe RGB gamut. The Z27q will set you back by a reasonable $1,299 starting March.
Then there are the two 4K panels, the 27-inch Z27s and the 23.8-inch Z24s. Both have 3840×2160 resolution, 1.07 billion colors, and cover sRGB color gamut. Both have HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, Mini DisplayPort, four USB 3.0 ports, 1 audio out port, and tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment. The Z27s will be available in January for $749 and the Z24s in April for $549.
The three curved models include the 34-inch Envy 34c, the 27-inch Pavillion 27c and the 27-inch EliteDisplay S270c. The 34c has a super wide 21:9 aspect ratio VA panel with 3440×1440 resolution, dual HDMI (one with MHL), one DisplayPort 2.1, 8-bit color depth, 98.8% sRGB coverage, low reflective coating, and DTS Audio with 6W per channel speakers. It will be available in April for $999. The 27c has a 1080p VA panel, HDMI 1.4, MHL 2.0, and VGA port. There are also built-in DTS Audio and 4W per channel speaker system. It is available now for $399. The S270c is practically the same but has a bigger 27-inch display.
LG brought out what will certainly be one of the most innovative products at the CES 2015, the curved LG G Flex2. It's more compact and more powerful than its predecessor, more curved and heals faster.
Starting off with the display, LG's homemade P-OLED tech has improved over the last year and the new screen has 1080p resolution (up from just 720p). Meanwhile the screen diagonal has shrunken a bit to the more manageable 5.5" (down from 6").
The screen is protected by an LG-developed glass cover that is said to be 20% more durable than Gorilla Glass 3. The back has a special self-healing coating LG marked a massive improvement by cutting the heal time from 3 minutes to just 10 seconds at room temperature. Check the video below to see it in live action.
Anyway, the LG G Flex2 will be the most powerful device for a while it will be the first to bring Snapdragon 810 in consumer hands and it only renders at 1080p (not QHD!). The phone will launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop and 2GB RAM. For storage there's 16GB or 32GB, plus a microSD card.
According to confirmed reports from the Korean media, Samsung is preparing to officially announce its flagship Phablet device - Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920) - on August,13th. Latest renders of the device shows that the Galaxy Note 5 will pack a microSDXC slot that can handle up to 128 GB (UHS-1 memory cards).
Also Today, another batch of cases has been made available by the same retailer along with a new render, which once again proves that the Galaxy Note 5 will indeed have a curved back. This is now clearly visible, as some of the said cases are transparent.
Upon closer inspection, we can see just how much the Galaxy S6 edge has influenced the new Note design. As for the cases themselves, there are from the Rearth Ringke Fusion and Rearth Ringke Slim series and already up for preorder.
In another related leak, a Samsung device with a model number SM-N920F attributed to the Galaxy Note 5, is on its way to India for testing. The information comes from import tracking website Zauba. According to the entry, the unit was shipped on July 16 from South Korea and has a declared value of about $572. The number is, of course, in no way indicative of a retail price. The fact that the phone is already on its way for R&D in India.
Do you like the curved displays on the S6 Edge, S7 Edge or the "hot" new Note 7? If you do, we have good news for you. If you don't, well, you better start developing a taste for them, because Samsung is all for curves now and the flat screen flagship variants might soon be a thing of the past. According to the Korea Herald, Samsung will not only be ditching the flat screen displays, but also the term "Edge" altogether in 2017. They further state that those curved displays will come in the same 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch size variants, as seen in the last two years. The dual-edge displays are already being manufactured by Samsung Display as per the report.
Allegedly, this decision was taken by the OEM after the S7 Edge outsold the S7 by a significant margin, in spite of being the more expensive one among the two. If you are not familiar with other rumors about the Galaxy S8, know that they are there and they all sound good (as they usually do!). A 4K display for amazing VR experience, a significantly more powerful Exynos 8895 SoC and a dual rear camera setup are all part of the rumor mill, but it's way too early to consider them anything more than that yet.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Recently, Galaxy Note 6 rumors have been flying around a lot. To add to that mix, the latest rumor suggests that the Note 6 could be featuring a curved 5.8-inch Slim RGB panel with 1440p resolution. However, GSM Helpdesk also adds that the curved display is still just a possibility as Samsung has not yet decided whether to use a curved panel or a flat one. One thing that all rumors are suggesting is the fact that whether it is a curved display or a flat one, the Note 6 WILL feature a 5.8-inch screen.
If reports are to be believed then Samsung will only release a single Note device this year, which means that Edge+ or Note Edge models are no longer a part of Samsung's plans for 2016. That single device will supposedly be powered by a huge 4000mAh battery. This would most likely make the Note 6 slightly bigger in certain dimensions than the Note 5, but it should not really be a problem as the super-successful S7 and S7 Edge are also larger than the S6 and S6 Edge. The beautiful design of the two smartphones make the increased size irrelevant. Add to it the superb battery life on these two devices, and you will probably have a hard time finding a single person who is complaining about the slight increase in bulk.
Other features "leaked" in this rumor include the same 12-megapixel camera as the S7 and S7 Edge, 6GB of RAM and Snapdragon 823/Exynos 8890 SoC. We were already aware of these specs as was reported by us earlier, but how much of this actually makes their way to the actual version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is something that we will have to wait to find out for sure.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-jounalist and enthusiast)
As we reported earlier, there will probably be only one variant of the Galaxy Note 7 this year and it will have an Edge display. Although the specifications are more or less out by this point, we can never be sure until and unless we actually hear an official announcement on August 2. Nevertheless, here are the important bits from what we know about the upcoming Note so far.
CPU - Exynos 8890 (Overclocked) for Europe and Snapdragon 823 for the US
RAM - 6GB
Display - Quad High Definition (1440p) Super AMOLED Dual Edge display (5.8-inch curved screen)
Battery - 4,000mAh
Rear camera - The same 12-megapixel camera as seen on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but with better software
It may also sport a first of its kind iris scanner, an USB Type-C port and IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. There was and possibly still is a bit of confusion regarding the type of display that the upcoming Note will sport, but all major signs and reports indicate that only an Edge variant will be made available this year. If you are interested, check out our Galaxy Note 7 specifications page for a more detailed list of specs.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
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)
Samsung is working on the Galaxy S6 codenamed "Project Zero" to make a complete design overhaul to its upcoming flagship. An analyst tipped how Samsung could utilize its YOUM brand of flexible displays for the S6, and have it curved to the sides, just like the Galaxy Note Edge, but on both right and left sides this time.
Samsung Galaxy S6 to have a dual-edged flexible display panel, tips screen analyst Jerry Kang, a senior analyst at IHD Technology, has mentioned at the IHS Display Analyst conference on Thursday, that "the Galaxy S6 to be released next year will feature a dual-edged screen which is curved on the right and left sides." In fact, the source mentions that this has been the initial Note Edge concept all along, but Samsung decided to slope the screen to the right only, after all.
An early look at the Galaxy S6 Project Zero undertaking pegs it as having a Quad HD display, Snapdragon 810 processor, a 16 MP or 20 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, and an upgraded 5 MP front-facing shooter. In fact, the flexible display rumor about the Galaxy S6 has been bandied about before, and it also included the Note 5 in the whisper, so next year might be when Samsung's bendy screens really take off in production volumes.
Samsung took the wraps off a 34" ultra-wide curved monitor. Sporting the model number SE790C, the Korean giant's latest creation will make an appearance in its massive exhibition booth during CES 2015
Samsung SE790C "ultra-wide quad high definition."The monitor's resolution is 3,440 x 1,440 pixels, which result in 21:9 aspect ratio. The manufacturer boasts that the device offers the best-in-class static contrast ratio of 3,000:1.
The curved design of the monitor follows the natural curve of the human's eye. The end result is distortion-free experience with superb viewing angles and less eye strain. The curvature also creates a 3D-like effect that makes the monitor seem bigger than a flat display with the same size.
Samsung has equipped the newcomer with additional features such as Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture. The latter allows users to view content from two connected devices simultaneously.
Samsung's upcoming phablet will be released on September later this year, to be called the "Galaxy Note 5". According to the latest reports from the Korean giant, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be pack Dual-edge curved display very similar to the one used on the Galaxy S6 edge.
The Galaxy S6 edge received overwhelmingly positive reception both from critics and users. The VP of Samsung Products Strategy Team confirmed in a Q&A session that Samsung is considering using the same display solution for the next Galaxy Note device. It is unclear whether Samsung is planning to release just one Note with curved display or two separate models as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
Let's wait till September to see what Samsung has in stores for us.
Before you get too excited, let me tell you upfront that the upcoming Galaxy A (2017)-series is probably not going to get the curved display as you might be thinking. To the best of our knowledge, they will sport flat screens just as their predecessors. However, rumors are going around suggesting that at least some of the Galaxy A smartphones which will be introduced in 2017 could very well sport the Super AMOLED curved panels which we have so far only seen on the flagships from Samsung.
Even though it is just a rumor and a very light one at that, if Samsung does actually decide to shift onto curved displays for the Galaxy A-line up, we think we know the reason why they would do that. The answer is competition. Although Samsung still is the global king of smartphones, in certain Asian markets like China, its market share is dwindling. The reason for this downfall is of course, competition from big Chinese brands like Oppo, Xiaomi, Huawei and many others. These Chinese companies are selling phones with hardware similar to those offered by the established brands at half the price. Samsung needs to distinguish its smartphones by endowing them with unique features at a competitive price in order to survive in the low to mid-range market and its brilliant Super AMOLED curved display can definitely give Samsung mid-range phones the "edge" they need.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
As far as rumors and leaks are concerned, everything is pointing towards Samsung shutting down the traditional flat screen variants of their flagship smartphones with the Galaxy S8. However, these rumors have sparked quite a bit of controversy among fans and experts alike. Some of the customers are of the opinion that a phone sporting a curved display is inconvenient as unintentional inputs from touching the curved sides of the display can be irritating. Some industry veterans agree to this point and even go on to add that a bezel-less display isn't actually that remarkable on a phone as the size of the panel can never be big enough to matter.
In spite of the truth in these arguments, one cannot deny that the dual curved S7 Edge does look a lot better than the regular S7 and that aesthetic appeal is going to reach new heights when Samsung couples that with the rumoured bezel-less or all-screen design. If the Korean giant can improve upon the palm rejection tech for the "Edges," there's very little that one can say against the design. Are you excited about the rumoured 6.2-inch QHD Super AMOLED bezel-less dual curved display on the S8 Plus? Or would you prefer if Samsung stuck with a traditional flat screen for the regular Galaxy S8?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Weibo has long since been the ultimate place to find awesome leaks and this one is no exception either. If the news does turn out to be true, then it would truly be awesome for fans of the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi. It should be noted that although Samsung is currently leading the pack with their new generation of bezel-less beauties (Galaxy S8/S8+), it was Xiaomi who reinvented the genre with the Mi Mix after the Sharp Aquos began the trend back in 2014.
According to the report, the highly anticipated Mi Mix 2 and Mi Note 3 are likely going to sport curved AMOLED displays made by Samsung. Given that Samsung's curved AMOLED displays are inarguably the best in the business, it looks like we are in for some seriously stunning smartphones from Xiaomi this year. The only gripe is that those models have so far not been released outside China. Let' hope that the Chinese manufacturer changes up its strategy this year around.
Via: The Android Soul
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
LG wants to take a step forward with curved TV, as the technology now allows it, LG will be showcasing the World's first 21:9 curved IPS TV monitor at the IFA 2014 in Berlin at the beginning of September. This is a new monitor that features ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and comes with a curved IPS panel. Its size is about 34".
The monitor should provide remarkable picture quality, its maker says. It has 3440×1440 resolution, which, if we go by vertical pixels alone, could actually be called "Quad HD" as LG does. The new monitor, which has the model number 34UC97, supports Thunderbolt 2 for high-speed data connections, and allows multiple devices to be daisy chained together. It's even got a 7W MaxxAudio stereo speaker system built-in.
Latest reports from Korea suggests that the LG G4 will allegedly have a slightly curved screen, but it won't be anything like the Galaxy S6 edge with its double rounded corners, but rather like the LG G Flex 2 curved along the y-axis. The cited radius of 3000mm, however, makes the curve a lot less pronounced. For example, the one on the aforementioned LG G Flex 2 is with a radius of 700mm.
The rest of the phone's specs highlights include a 5.5" True HD IPS Quantum display of QHD resolution and made from Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and a Snapdragon 808 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage.
You may already know about the iPhone 6 Plus flaw that makes the device bend in your pocket which is known as BendGate.
Today, Samsung shot a tweet directly at Apple's BendGate including the Galaxy Note Edge Photo with the tagline "Curved. Not bent" followed by the hashtag #GALAXYNoteEdge referring to the Note Edge Curved Screen, not like the "Bent" iPhone 6 screen... Nice try Apple! but Curved is better than Bent.
Samsung's tweet takes advantage of the Apple iPhone humorously dubbed Bendgate. Ripe for ridicule by Apple rivals, Bendgate refers to the newly discovered flaw in the iPhone 6 in which the screen can bend at a certain point near the volume control buttons. The flaw appears to occur most commonly if you keep the phone in your pocket for too many hours.