HTC is preparing to release a new High-end device, called HTC One A9 (codenamed Aero). A new live photo leaked in the wild of the HTC One A9 that shows the device size and the body-design.
The photo comes to confirm some of the One A9's specs for the umpteenth time, thanks to what can be seen on the phone's screen. We should thus expect it to sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 5-inch 1080p touchscreen, and a fingerprint scanner which can be seen below the display as part of that huge bottom bezel.
The One A9 may get official at an event next week, on September 29, or its unveiling could be scheduled for October according to one past rumor. If this pans out, then expect to see multi-city events happening in the US for this purpose, and the One A9 getting a big marketing budget afterwards.
Last year's Galaxy S6 featured a 16 megapixel camera sensor, so when the supposedly leaked image showed us that the Galaxy S7 has a 12.2 megapixel sensor, we became skeptical. Although some manufacturers like HTC have been using larger pixel size or "ultrapixels" to justify a lower megapixel count, it is unlikely that Samsung would follow the same path since the recently announced Samsung Britcell sensor actually has smaller pixels. The image also shows us that the front camera has a 5 megapixel sensor and that too, does not seem to us as something that the Korean electronics giant will put in the final version of their upcoming flagship device.
The leaked snap apparently reveals to us other specifications like a QHD 5.7 inch display, 4GB of RAM, a fingerprint sensor and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with an Adreno 530 GPU instead of the Exynos 8890 SoC. We believe the Quad High Definition 5.7 inch display is something that we can definitely see in the Galaxy S7. Even if there is just a 5.1 inch version at launch, we are pretty sure that Samsung will launch 5.7 inch editions eventually. The 4GB RAM is almost a certainty and so is the fingerprint scanner. In order to confirm our suspicions, we will have to wait till "Samsung Unpacked 2016," which will probably be held on 20th Feb, 2016 in Barcelona.
Samsung Korea unveiled the industry's first 16MP image sensor for mobile devices with 1.0μm pixels size for smartphones, packing the Model No.S5K3P3 and it entered mass production already.
Thanks to its smaller pixels, Samsung has reduced the height of the ISOCELL sensor by 20% in comparison to the currently old utilized 16MP solutions with 1.12μm pixels. With z-height below 5mm, the newcomer will allow hardware designers to create devices with minimal camera protrusion.
Samsung S5K3P3 is already made available to device manufacturers. We won't be surprised if the sensor gets featured in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
In spite of Samsung's best attempts, it seems like keeping the Galaxy S8 a secret isn't something that's possible. It was just two days ago that we came across quite a few alleged leaked renders of the S8 on Twitter and now we have an actual live image. This image was published on Weibo and was brought to us by SamMobile.
What we see here is an image of a Samsung phone in gold, which doesn't have a Home button and sports a very high screen to body ratio. Although the image ticks some of the right boxes set forward so far by the rumor mill, the soft navigation keys are suspiciously missing. Also, the bezel at the top seems noticeably bigger than the one below. We are not saying that it HAS to be a fake, but the chances are pretty high! Besides, if this is the S8, it doesn't look very impressive now does it?
Even if it is a fake, Samsung will have a hard time keeping everything under a lid, especially since the launch date has now been reportedly shifted to April; which gives leaksters even more time to try and bring unrevealed secrets about the Galaxy S8 to the public.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
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.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
As it happens, the Galaxy S8 leaks have been coming in droves lately. We now have the specifications, press renders, live images, videos and everything in between. Today's leaked images are brought to you by BGR and they seem to be legit. Granted that the leak doesn't reveal anything that we didn't know already, it's still another look at the most anticipated device of the year, almost a month prior to its release. Therefore, it's definitely worth looking at!
One of the images gives us a very up close and personal look at the 3.5mm audio jack, the USB Type-C port and the bottom speaker. This more or less confirms that Samsung isn't ditching the popular headphone jack yet, like many thought it might. We can also see the front camera, the iris scanner, the onscreen Home and navigation buttons, the LED notification light, quite a few sensors and of course, the giant borderless display. From the side view, we can see the Volume buttons and the Power button at the left side, with a dedicated Bixby button on the right. Let us know in the comments, if you spot anything else.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
According to a leaked image produced by GizmoChina, you could be looking at the Galaxy Note 8 right now! We admit that it is still too early for live images but here it is nonetheless. That being said, it is more than likely to be a fake than the real thing. I mean the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ isn't even out officially and Samsung already has an assembled prototype of the Galaxy Note 8? That does sound a bit farfetched.
It is quite possible that we are looking at the Galaxy S8+ with simply an S-pen kept beside it to make it seem like the Note 8, but the phone seems a bit more squarish, as well as wider than the S8+ though. Then again, in this age of photo editing software, that is not saying much to begin with! Also, note that the design looks quite similar to the first leaked render that we looked at in details yesterday. If it is the Galaxy Note 8 by some very off chance, then let's just hope that it has the dual camera setup which the S8+ was supposed to and a better place for the fingerprint scanner.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
As is always the case, leaks and rumors have started to circulate on the web regarding the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+. However, instead of renders and concepts, we have lives images of the two upcoming Samsung flagship smartphones for you today. Whether they are authentic or not is something that we will find out later as more convincing leaks begin to make their way out. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that the Samsung logo on the alleged Galaxy S9 is quite small.
The images show camera hardware consistent with the rumor that Samsung is taking the Apple route by keeping the dual camera setup out of the S9 and exclusive to only the S9+. While it may not be the best move from the point of view of the consumers, nobody will complain about the rear mounted fingerprint scanner which has now been shifted to the middle, much to everyone's delight. The S9 and S9+ is expected to be unveiled next month at the MWC 2018, but before then, we are pretty sure we will have plenty more authentic real images for you to enjoy.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
One of the biggest gripes with sharing photos via messaging services had always been the limitations which these apps automatically put on the shared images. WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and almost all messaging apps usually compress high resolution photos which causes them to lose significant quality. That is no longer the situation with Facebook Messenger because the new updated app can now support images with resolutions of up to 4,096 x 4,096 pixels, which is about the size of photos shot with a 16.8-megapixel camera. As most modern smartphone cameras shoot at near or below that resolution, it's safe to assume that smartphone photo sharing will now become lossless (mostly).
Facebook decided to up their previous 2-megapixel limit on the messenger app in light of the 17 billion photos which are being shared each month on the app. We would say that it's about time too because 2-megapixel was a seriously low limit for smartphone cameras today! Let us know if you like this move by Facebook, we sure did.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Oppo is reported to release the Oppo N2 successor before 2015, Today, We got some press rendered images of the upcoming Oppo N3 from GSM arena, please note the the photos may be just fake. As you can see, a very weird design from Oppo with large display and roll-camera.
These photos show a phone that's impressively thin, save for a bulbous circular section above the screen that houses the rotating camera and dual flash module along with a speaker on the side, possibly twinned on the opposite side for stereo.
Beneath the screen you can just barely see Oppo's usual capacitive navigation buttons. The body looks like aluminum, but that could just be the matte grey coloring.
All the latest rumors indicate that Apple is making an iPhone that will go back to the 4-inch display form factor. We are not yet sure as to what it would actually be called, but the popular opinion on the matter favors the name iPhone 5se at this moment. Arguably, it can also be named iPhone 5e, iPhone 6c or iPhone 7c.
The "leaked" picture shows us two iPhones sharing the frame while lying on top of a wooden surface with the iPhone 5 on the left and the iPhone 5se on the right. At first look, we think that the iPhone 5se will not differ much from the iPhone 5 in dimensions. From what can be seen in the image, the phone on the right will probably have a fingerprint sensor built in its Home button. Other visible features include power and volume buttons on the side and a front camera that has been placed on the left side of the earpiece.
Although the image does not give us any indications as to the hardware that will be sported by the rumored Apple iPhone 5se, many believe that it might have the A8 chipset inside. An 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 1.2 megapixel FaceTime camera will probably also make the cut. Connection options should include LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.2 among others. If all things are to be believed, then Apple is going to launch the device by March this year.
The semi-circular LCD on the Moto 360 seems to be having a problem with image retention. A couple of users have reported their Moto 360 continues to show the circular charging bar on the screen even after you stop charging (as you can see on the image above).
Certain LCDs are occasionally prone to image retention or persistence issue, wherein if an image is displayed on the screen continuously for too long it gets stuck on the screen for a while and is visible even if you go to another screen. This is different from image burn-in that happens on AMOLED panels, where the pixels are permanently transformed and it's temporary on LCD but it's still annoying to see the previous image faintly on the screen even after you move to the next one.
A lot of issues may arise that will warrant you to convert your image to PDF files. For example, you receive an image file which contains some very confidential information which requires editing, then instead of saving it as an image file, you may decide to convert to PDF which offers you the opportunity to edit the document as well as enhance its security. In this case, you will have to use the "Image to PDF" function which will help you do the conversion.
Why is PDF better than Image?
There is no doubt that the PDF is a better file format than an image one and this is due to some clear advantages. Firstly, the PDF offers sophisticated security systems that can restrict usage in the form of set access passwords. Do not forget that today's business needs requires greater emphasis on document security and the PDF offers that feature. Secondly, PDF is more accessible, for example, PDF document structure will enable the proper usage of some assistive technologies like the screen readers. When you deal with images, you maybe meet all kinds of formats, such as JPG/JPEG, TIF/TIFF, GIF, BMP, PNG among other formats. Perhaps this is something image files do not support. It is also important to note that PDF is better than image due to its quality of presentation especially in terms of printing and viewing.
Wondershare PDFelement is a top PDF editor every professional should have. It is designed to help you edit, combine, transform PDF files as well as other important functions with relative ease. It is important we look at some very key features of this great software which will help you make some strategic decisions in the way you handle PDF issues.
First, one key feature of the PDFelement is the "Convert and Create". This gives you the tool to convert PDF documents to and from other popular file formats. Apart from that, you can convert image to PDF by using the "Create PDF" button where you upload the image required for conversion. In case of converting multiple batches to one PDF, the combine PDF on the home window can be enabled where you can add the multiple files for conversion.
The PDFelement in reality is not just only for creation and conversion, there are much more. For example, your converted image to PDF can be edited by changing texts, images or even making some modifications entirely. In addition, there is an OCR technology that would let you convert scanned PDF into something searchable and editable.
Other great features of the PDFelement include password protection, annotation, digital signature, merge and split PDF, Insert and Replace, Redact and many more.
The reality remains that PDF is better than image especially in the interest of securing documents. Though image files still has the role in document storage, the PDF offer better functionality that is required according to business needs. Wondershare PDFelement boasts of a superb image to PDF converter that you can always rely on to convert images to PDF without stress
Google has just officially released the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, the first Nexus device to get its Android 5.0.2 factory image is the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi "nakasi". Google didn't release any official Change-log but it looks like that its a Hot-fix update to fix some critical bugs.
Android 5.0.1 update was just released a few days ago, and Google already released 5.0.2 starting with the Nexus 7 and Soon it will hit the rest of the Nexus family. The OTA Update is not yet released but it's expected to start Rolling-out very soon.
Last week Android 5.1 was made official and naturally made available for Google's Nexus devices. It brought many improvements over previous Lollipop builds, including a few new features, like HD voice calls and silent mode.
The Nexus 6 was one of the handsets that benefited most from the new OS version, which brought about performance improvements and fixes to the handset. That version was distributed to users in the form of an OTA, but a quick look at Google's Factory Images page, reveals that there is now another Android 5.1 build for the same device.
According to the change log, this new software does not bring any significant changes, which is also evident from its identical version number. Instead the LMY47E build comes with a new version of the radio drivers, which signifies some tweaks and changes were made in connectivity cellular, Wi-Fi or otherwise.
Google is expected to update its Nexus devices today (Nov,12th). Well, the updates isn't rolling-out yet, However, the official Google Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi Android 5.0 Lollipop Factory image [LRX21P] has just been leaked online.
If you happen to own a 2012 Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi only) variant, you're lucky, you can flash the image below to your device and you won't need to wait for the Lollipop OTA update. We might see all other devices factory images online pretty soon following by the OTA.
File name: nakasi-lrx21p-factory-93daa4d3.tgz
Great News for Google Nexus 4 owners who are waiting on fire for the Lollipop OTA update, the Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image for LG Nexus 4 is now Available for Download from Android Developers. The build number of the release is LRX21T. It's only a matter of time until the OTA starts Rolling-out, probably as soon as tomorrow.
Google took extra two days to release the latest Android build to its 2012 flagship smartphone. Its successor, the LG Nexus 5 got updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop a couple of days ago alongside Nexus 10, as well as the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7. Android 5.0 will bring a host of improvements to LG Nexus 4 headed by material design and brand new ART runtime.
You probably knows that Samsung has launched a Value Edition of the Grand prime (Model number SM-G531) with Lollipop 5.1.1 Pre-installed. Meanwhile, Original Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime users are eagerly waiting for their Lollipop update. Well, we got some good news...
The System dump files of the official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Firmware for T-Mobile Galaxy Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530T) has been leaked and available for download From HERE.
These firmware files are NOT FLASHABLE as it's useful for Developers. However, this confirms that Samsung is indeed still working on developing and testing a Lollipop 5.1.1 firmware Build for the Original Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530). It shouldn't take long to see the OTA update live. Stay tuned!