OnePlus' intention was clear from the very fast Nord phone. They wanted to introduce a new line of more affordable range of products. As it turns out, the next series of nord phones will be available in the market within a few weeks. A prominent leaker on Twitter claims that the N10 and N100 could both be launched before the end of october. There isn't much information on N100 but there are a few leaks surface often related to Nord N10, which seems to be a slightly less powerful version of Nord to be sold in the US.
The N10 will feature a Snapdragon 690 processing chip with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The phone will also feature a 64-megapixel primary camera and a 6.49-inch full HD+ display screen. If rumors are correct, it will be priced somewhere around $400. As for the N100, the price might go slightly up. The reports suggest that the OnePlus Nord N10 will feature a 90Hz display refresh rate. The smartphone is also tipped to be powered by the Snapdragon 690 SoC, which is the first processor from Qualcomm's 600 series to feature 5G connectivity.
According to the report, the OnePlus Nord N10 and N100 are going to be launched in the United States and in some selected countries because the Snapdragon 765G powered OnePlus Nord didn't make its way to the US market at the time of launch. Right now we don't have much information about the colors or design of the upcoming OnePlus. However, we would like to keep you informed in the near future as we are expecting the release of the phone by the end of this month.
OnePlus launched Nord N10 and N100 last year but these phones were available only in selected countries. According to the latest reports, these phones may be launched in India as well. Usually, OnePlus promotes its upcoming smartphones heavily before its launch, but this time, the company makes things more discrete. Both the phones feature hole-punch displays and run the same Android 10-based OxygenOS 10.5.
The OnePlus Nord N100 features the largest 6.52-inch display with a resolution of 720x1600 pixels whereas N10 5G has a slightly smaller 6.49-inch FHD+ 1080x2400 pixel density. OnePlus Nord 105G is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM.
OnePlus has integrated 128GB of onboard storage on the Nord N10 5G that can be further extended via microSD card (up to 512GB). On the other hand, the OnePlus Nord N100 has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM. OnePlus has offered 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).
OnePlus Nord features a quad-camera system on the rear panel that includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary camera sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary ultra-wide-angle camera lens, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, OnePlus Nord has a dual selfie camera setup that houses a 32-megapixel Sony IMX616 primary sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G also features a quad-camera system on the rear side, but it includes a 64-megapixel primary camera sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary ultra-wide camera sensor. The camera system also houses a 2-megapixel macro as well as monochrome shooters. For selfies and video chats, there is a 16-megapixel snapper at the front.
OnePlus Nord N100 comes with a triple camera system that features a 13-megapixel primary camera, along with a 2-megapixel bokeh sensor and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. For selfies and video chats, there is an 8-megapixel sensor on the front side.
OnePlus Nord N105G features a 4,300mAh battery whereas N100 packs a 5,000mAh battery that comes with 18W fast charging. Both phones use a USB Type-C port, dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and fingerprint scanner.
Today, Xiaomi Founder, Lie Jun, announced launching a new special edition smartphone Mi 10 Youth. It's a new Ice & Snow set limited edition. The phone will be launched in a unique color. The founder made this announcement through his official Weibo account, a Chinese alternative of Twitter. The special edition was made possible with a partnership of a known Chinese ice cream brand, Zhong Xuegao. The phone comes in a unique orange color that matches the color of ice cream, the company makes. The new color is being inspired by the Grapefruit color.
The company decided to deliver a box of ice cream with a smartphone for every person who buys the phone. The phone will run on the Android 10 operating system and powered by Octa-core (2.4 GHz, Single core, Kryo 475 + 2.2 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 475 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 475) processor. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Chipset. It has 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The device features a super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 resolution and 401 PPI pixel density. It has an aspect ratio of 20:0 and a screen-to-body ratio of 87.41%.
The front camera is 16MP whereas, on the rear side, there is a 48MP primary camera with 8MP wide-angle, 8MP, and 2Mp camera with features like Digital zoom, touch to focus. The device is powered by a 4160mAh battery. The phone has WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity support. The phone is likely to be Rs. 22,690 in India. The regular Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth phone will available in deep gray, blue-green gradient, milk green, and pink-white gradient colors.
Xiaomi Malaysia has recently initiated a contest on its official Facebook page that will likely choose ten lucky users among the contestants. The price will be a unit of a new smartphone for each lucky winner. But the company hasn't revealed the smartphone they are going to award. It only shows that the phone will be from a Redmi series and to hide its identity, the company has chosen to use a fake name and called it Redmi XX. The teaser poster along with the competition on the page shows a render of the device that shows the rear side of the phone.
The image shows that the device will feature a quad-camera system stacked vertically in a rectangular housing at the top left corner of the rear panel. The phone is in a dark orange color that looks really unique and youthful. The device looks like the Redmi Note 9 4G that was released in China and is similar to the Poco M3. The tech enthusiasts and leakers suggest that this is Redmi 9T which was certified in Thailand recently.
The Redmi 9T is the upcoming smartphone by the same company. The phone in rumors is expected to feature a full HD+ display of 6.33-inches. The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that can be further extended with an external slot. The device will be powered by a large 6.000mAh battery. The camera is rumored to be a quad-camera system with a 48MP primary camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Some rumors suggest that the phone will also have a fourth sensor which is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera lens. As appeared from the picture, the design is similar to the Redmi Note 9 4G. There is no word yet about the release date of the phone but the contest will end on the 7th of January 2021. So, we can expect the announcement of the phone by the first week of January.
Redmi is doing great with a growing number of units being sold. According to sources, Redmi has already sold around 200 million Note series devices. Redmi Note 10 series is the next smartphone due to release in India and just before the launching date, the Global VP of Xiaomi, Manu Kumar Jain has posted a tweet teasing the launch of the Redmi Note 10 in India. The tweet was retweeted and shared by employees and fans of Redmi Note series.
Every video of them includes a #SM10thChallenge. In the video, he says that the company will be making an announcement on Feb 10 at 10:00 IST. He tweeted, "Got the moves to be as smooth as the smoothest @RedmiIndia smartphone yet? The biggest Not-fication of the year is almost there! Unlock it with Me!, Upload your dance move with the #SM10TH challenge. 10 fans to win BIG!". We don't know what they have decided, but in the company's own words, the price will be BIG.
Redmi Note 9 series was launched back in March 2020, that features a 60Hz LCD. Although a high refresh rate wasn't a trend earlier last year, the realme 6 pro came with 90Hz panels. Still, Xiaomi managed to sell a good amount of Note 9 series in the region. We don't know if the Note 10 series devices would have LCD or AMOLED display, but it is likely that it would come with 90Hz or 120Hz to compete with the latest smartphones.
As per news and leaks, there will be two devices inside the Note 10 series - Redmi Note 10 vanilla model and Note 10 Pro. The former will be available in white, green, or grey colors, while the latter will be available in bronze, blue, and grey variants. As for specs, nothing is final unless we have any words from the official sources or we have the phone in our hands. The devices have already received India's BIS certification. The Note 10 will feature 4/6GB RAM while the Note 10 Pro will feature 6/8GB RAM with 64GB and 128GB internal storage.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is testing a smartphone with a new operating system Hongmeng, the company's OS developed in-house. This device can go on sale by the end of this year, as Chinese state-media Global times reported. Earlier this year, Huawei had to face trade sanctions from Trump administration which forces to cancel all trades with the company. This led to an international crisis for the Chinese company. While the Huawei band only came into effect this year. The company choose to develop its own operating system after Google refused to continue its license for Android OS. The company has also contributed to develop Android operating system.
We don't have much information about the new OS - Hongmeng. But Huawei executives has referred it as an operating system designed for interconnecting the internet-of-things products. An upcoming Honor TVs is expect to have the Hongmeng as its operating system. The company is using Android as its preferred operating system in the mobile devices so far, but the switch could happen in the near future, bringing Hongmeng to more devices.
In the past, no smartphone manufacturer has attempted such a bold attempt. Android has been the best alternative for non-iPhone users. People are not sure about the future of the company or its operating system but still they are excited to see something strong as Android's rival. It will take a lots of research, support of open-source community and devlopers by the world's second-largest smartphone manufacturer to be able to break-in to the system. Even with this global crisis, Huawei managed to grow by 23% in the first half of 2019. Another information was about the price. The device is expected to be priced around 2,000 yuan ($288). The company hasn't refer any name for this device so far.
Huawei usually announces two premium smartphone series every year: The P series and the Mate series. The P series has already arrived in the market in the early months, while the Mate series is still on the hold and we can expect it somewhere in the second half of the year. With the Huawei P series already being announced, all tech enthusiasts are waiting for the Mate series. Especially, with the Trump administration's actions against Huawei, things are quite interesting with the Chinese smartphone users, as nothing to seem to stop the company from rising against the odds.
The Huawei Mate 10 was the first phone in the series and was introduced almost 3 years ago in 2017. The Mate 20 was launched in the next year in October 2018 , and the Mate 30 series was introduced in September 2019. This gives us a hint that the Mate 40 series might launch somewhere in October, as rumors suggest. While we don't have any official announcement or date yet, we can assume easily that the phone will be launched in near future.
The Huawei Mate 30 was initially priced around €799, while the Pro model started at €1099. The Mate 30 Pro with 5G was sold at €1199. We are expecting something similar pricing model for this year's Huawei Mate 40 series smartphones. The Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro will have prominent camera housing at the rear side with possibly a triple camera for the vanilla model and a quad camera for Mate 40 Pro smartphone. As per rumors, the Huawei Mate 40 will have a 6.4-inch or 6.67-inch display with 90Hz refresh rate.
Mate 40 will be using the Kirin 9000. With the US trade ban in place, companies can't manufacture any new chip and as per resources, this is the last phone from the company that will use already-stockpiled chips. The Mate 40 offers 6/8GB of RAM and Mate 40 Pro comes with the higher 12GB option. In terms of battery, we expect to see at least 4,000mAh or 5,000mAh battery. To answer your curiosity, as we all know, there won't be any Google Apps or services. Which means you can't use apps like Whatsapp or banking apps.
A few years ago the main trend was smartphones featuring lots of features, online mobile games and multiple cameras. As to be expected, the more cameras a phone had, the more effusive were the bragging rights. These days, most smartphones on the market have multiple cameras, with some being so festooned with cameras -especially on the back.
Now, it seems the age of multiple cameras has passed, or at least slowed down, with the next big thing being 5G smartphones. More and more of such smartphones are being launched, primarily by such phone makers like Samsung and Huawei. Not to be outdone, Chinese phone maker Realme has revealed that it plans to unleash its own 5G smartphones on the ever-dynamic Indian market soon.
Realme Gets Real
Just last month, Realme confirmed that it aims to launch 5G-enabled smartphones in India, but only when the network for it has been completed. The exact completion date for the Indian 5G network appears iffy, with the result that Realme has so far been unable to decisively state if it will roll out 5G smartphones in India within this year, or if Indian consumers will have to wait till next year for what folks in a few other countries have begun taking for granted..
The CEO of the company, Madhav Sheth recently disclosed on Twitter that his company plans to start offering 5G-enabled smartphones as of this year. While this is commendable, questions still remain.
For one, left unsaid is if Realme plans to roll out a new 5G smartphone specifically for the Indian market, or if it will offer Indian users the 5G variant of its very fabulous Realme X. According to reports, the 5G variant of this smartphone has the uber-powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip sitting pretty under the hood and is jam-packed with lots of class-leading features.
Quite Recently, Realme brought its new Realme X to the Chinese market, which is one of the biggest on the globe. This is its very first phone with a pop-up selfie cam that takes the most amazing pics while eliminating the dreaded notch.
Realme has as well revealed plans to launch the phone in India as soon as possible, with all three variants of the phone scheduled to be available. This launch will take place around the middle of this year, with prices ranging from Rs 18,000 to Rs 20,000 according to variant.
X Games With The Realme X
The Realme X is equipped with a 16 MP selfie snapper that has a Sony IMX471 sensor and an aperture of f/2.0. On the back is a double rear camera setup, with the main one being a 48MP shooter that has an f 1.7 aperture, plus LED flash. Complementing it is a 5MP secondary camera that works overtime making sure that its big brother takes the most amazing and fantastic pictures.
Just after a day when Xiamoi unveils details about its 64-megapixel camera phone, Realme also had details to tell about its upcoming smartphone. At its camera innovation press conference in New Delhi on Thursday, the company revealed that it will be launching a smartphone equip with a quad-camera 64-megapixel lens in India before Diwali, which means before October 27.
Realme didn't share any specs but the Chinese smartphone company did reveal that it is using Samsung's ISOCELL bright GW1 sensor for the upcoming 64-MP camera phone. The upcoming Realme 5 and Realme5 Pro will also feature the quad-camera setup with a 64-MP primary shooting lens. There are reports of Realme working together with Samsung for a long time, even before ISOCELL bright GW1 went into production.
The company said, "We have been working closely with Samsung ISOCELL and created prototypes to start our development and testing work before GW1 was manufactured. Our goal was to make a camera with the highest resolution in the market,"
Realme further announced that the quad-camera setup will include a super wide-angle, 2x telephoto lens, ultra macro photography and expert m "The new Full-Function Quad Camera System on our smartphones will be packed with various features like Ultra Resolution, Super Wide Angle, Ultra Macro and Ultra Nightscape to provide our users an excellent camera experience," Meanwhile, Xiaomoi on Wednesday announced that it will launch a 64-MP camera phone under the Redmi brand in India. The company is also planning to bring a 100-MP camera phone under the MI-brand.
Realme is ready to launch its next flagship smartphone - Realme 6i on July 24, Friday at noon. Flipkart has already uploaded a dedicated web page to show off the phone and its specification detail. As per the specs listing on Flipkart, the device is powered by the Mediatek Helio G90T SoC. Only a day ago, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth tweeted that the Realme 6 series will be updated with a powerful addition. The phone was already expected in the mid of this month. Several reports suggest that new Realme 6 device may be launched alongside the Realme C11. Flipkart also listed some details on the device but later on the website took off the page.
Yesterday, Sheth announce about the new addition to the Realme 6 series on Twitter. He said, "Expanding this series soon with another powerful addition!". While the tweet didn't mention any specific model of the upcoming phone, it set off some ripples that Realme may be teasing the imminent launch of the Realme 6i in India. The same phone has already launched in Myanmar in March, but the model expected in India is also rumored to be the rebranded version of the Realm 6s, which was launched in Europe in May.
The specs listed on Flipkart's explore Realme 6i features. As mentioned above the phone is powered by the powerful processor MediaTek Helio G90T Soc, specially tuned for gaming on phones. The images placed on the web page show more details on the design aspects. The phone is going to have a hole-punch design on the front side with a quad-camera setup on the rear side. The phone is expected to be the rebranded version of the Realme 6s. The phone features an Android 10-based Realme user interface, a 6.5-inch full HD+ display with 1080 x 2400 pixels, LCD hole-punch display with 90Hz refresh rate, a MediaTek Helio processor, a 4GB RAM, 64GB built-in internal storage with a dedicated microSD card slot.
To keep your phone out of the hands of unwanted access, the phone uses a side-mounted fingerprint reader. The phone has a 4,300mAh battery with 30W flash charge support. Connectivity options on the Realme 6s include Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, and more. The device has a quad-camera system aligned vertically with a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP secondary, and two 2MP cameras.
As per reports, Realme may soon launch three smartphones with model numbers RMX2121, RMX2176, and RMX2200 / RMX2201 have been certified by TENAA authority of China. TENAA has full specs and images of the RMX2176 phone. However, the Chinese telecom regulatory body has little information on the specs of the phone. A reliable tipster from China reported some information on the upcoming Realme 8 series phones.
According to the tipster, the upcoming smartphone is a standard Realme series and a higher model. The first device has a 4,300mAh battery and the second has a 4,500mAh battery. Both phones support 65W fast charging. The phone is also reported to be lightweight with long battery life. The Flagship variant is only 4,500mAh and 65W all series that don't exceed 200g. The Realme series has taken a slim profile serious with only 8.xmm phone size. From the weight and slim profile of the unknown series, we can safely assume that the tipster isn't talking about the Realme X series or V5 series as the upper-end variants of these sires houses a larger 4,980mAh rated battery.
The RMX2176 has an AMOLED display with a hole-punch design. It also supports a full HD+ resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by a 2.4GHz octa-core processor that comes with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The phone available in China may come in 128GB and 256GB storage options. The phone has a 32-megapixel front camera with a quad-camera system on the rear side. The rear camera system includes a 64-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel, a 2-megapixel, and a 2-megapixel phone. The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system is expected to be released in blue, white, and symphony color options.
Realme is planning to release the X7 series smartphones on September 1. The company announced the launch date today through a teaser video posted on Chinese social network platform Weibo. The upcoming smartphone series will be containing two phones: Realme X7 and Realme X7 Pro both supporting 5G connectivity. The Realme X7 series is also teased to come with a 120Hz display refresh rate. Further, Realme is like to offer the phone with thin bezels and hole-punch display design.
As per the teaser uploaded on Weibo, the Realme X7 series will support the 120Hz AMOLED display. This will be the first phone by the company so far as its current phones support 120Hz with LCD panels. The teaser released by Realme also mentions the Realme X7 Pro alongside the Realme X7. As per the video, the phones will support 5G to highlight the presence of the next-generation cellular network. The video also mentions a curved display design on the Realme X7 series. That teaser also suggests the hole-punch design.
The Realme X7 series comes with 65W fast charging and weighs less than 200 grams. The series is likely to come with a 4,500mAh battery, while the other phone could include a 4,300mAh battery. The Realme X7 series will be launched in China at 2 pm CST Asia on September 1. However, we don't know when the phone is available in other parts of the world. The Realme X7 series will be equipped with more than one rear camera and might bring significant improvements in hardware and software specifications over the existing X series.
The Vivo v17 pro has received an official price cut of Rs. 2000 within a month after its launch in India. It was launched in late September this year, and the price was Rs 29,990. The Vivo v17 pro is available online and offline at the same price. You can also further reduce the price with the 5% cashback offer if you buy the device online using HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and Axis Bank credit and debit cards, This would give users up to Rs. 1,400 discount on the new retail price. If you are looking for a premium smartphone with a budget-friendly option, Vivo V17 is your device.
The Vivo V17 Pro is a mid-range smartphone that comes with many premium features, full-display notch-less design. For the selfie camera, it uses a pop-up housing. The rear camera setup uses a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 lens, an 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide unit, a 13-megapixel telephoto unit offering 2x optical zoom, and a 2-megapixel telephoto unit with 2x optical zoom, a 20megapixel depth assistance unit with an f/2.4 lens. The Vivo V17 Pro can shoot videos on both 4K and Full HD at 30fp. The front camera is 32-megapixel with a f/2.0 lens, and an ultra-wide angle unit with 8-megapixel sensor.
The device has a gradient color on the cover and available in the crystal black, crystal sky, and midnight ocean finish. The Vivo V17 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm snapdragon 675 SoC, coupled with 8GB RAM and has 128GB storage. The display has a wider aspect ratio, with Full HD+ resolution. For connectivity, the device uses a USB-C 2.0 port for charging and tethering, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5. There is also an under-display fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication. The phone has a solid 4,100mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.
The latest leak suggests Vivo Y30 is going to launch in the Indian smartphone market. The phone was earlier released two months ago, and now it seems like the Vivo Y30 is coming to India as well. As per the retailer, the price of the handset would be around Rs. 15,000. The phone will feature 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. While we are not sure about the launch date, we can assume that it is going to be soon, as other leaks confirm. The phone is available in blue and Moonstone white colors in Malaysia. The device comes with dual-SIM support and operates on Android 10 with FunTouch OS on top. It features a large HD display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 6.47-inch screen size.
The phone has a quad-camera system on the rear side that includes a 13-megapixel primary camera lens with f/2.2, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with ultra-wide-angle f/2.2, a 2.2-megapixel depth sensor lens with f/2.4, and a 2-megapixel shooter lens with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera is of 8-megapixel. The phone is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM.
The Vivo Y30 offers multiple connectivity options including i-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, USB OTG, FM radio, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Vivo Y30 supports face unlock.
Vivo launched an updated version of S-series in March with a new model called the Vivo S6 5G. The phone was the only phone in the series with 5G network ability but it is also one of the few Vivo phones powered by an Exynos process. As per leaks, the company is about the release of a new S-series phone next month. According to the leaks, the Vivo S series will be updated next month. The company could launch a new device known as the Vivo S7.
Last month it was reported that the company will be launching a new phone called Vivo S6 Pro 5G. the phone is yet to be launched and we aren't sure if the upcoming device is going to be Vivo S6 Pro 5G or Vivo S7 to be exact, as we are still in the dark; guessing. But we can be optimistic about the phone support for 5G.
We don't know much about the specs, but it might not be drastically different than its predecessor Vivo S6. The phone has a 6.44-inch large display with 1080x2400 pixels. The phone uses Android 10 with Funtouch 10.0 on the top of the operating system. As mentioned earlier, the phone is powered by the Exynos 980, octa-core CPU, and Mali-G76 GPU. The device comes in 128GB/8GRAM and 256GB/8GB RAM variants. The phone has 48MP primary camera, with an 8MP secondary ultra-wide camera lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth lens. You can shoot 4K video at 30fps and 1080pixel video at 30fps. The selfie camera is 32MP. The phone has an under-display optical fingerprint sensor and comes with a 4,500mAh battery. You can buy the phone in black, blue, white/blue, or streamer secret colors. The phone is set to launch in India on July 16.
Vivo S7 is expected to be launched in China in the first week of the next month. The phone is going to feature a dual-camera for the front and a triple camera system. Recently, an alleged render of the upcoming 5G phone has been leaked. The leaked images show the device's front and rear design, with its gradient rear panel. The Chinese mobile phone manufacturer has confirmed yesterday that the company is launching in China on August 3.
As per the leaked image and report by Gizomchina, a Chinese tipster shared a render of Vivo S7 5G. it showed a gradient design on the rear side of the panel along with the camera alignment. Going by the leak, the Vivo S7 will feature a notch display on the front side, featuring dual selfie shooters. On the back, the phone render is shown to have a triple camera setup, which looks similar to the camera setup on the Vivo X50.
Another tipster posted some detail on the specification and pricing of the upcoming phone last. The leak suggested that the phone might come with a dual-camera system on the front side featuring a 44-megapixel primary lens and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor along with a super-wide-angle-lens. The triple camera system on the rear side includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor with a super wide-angle lens, and a 13-megapixel sensor with a portrait lens. The phone will come with 8G RAM options with 128GB and 256GB internal storage. The phone is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon with Android 10. The device might have a 6.4-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Samsung is all set to add a new member to its family of Galaxy A series and it would be known as Galaxy A9. This will be the flagship product of the mid-tier A series.
Till now the new phone has been seen in two benchmarks and there-by revealing its specs. Recently it was spotted in an Indian listing and now it has obtained the first certification.
Galaxy A9 now appeared on the Bluetooth SIG validating that it has been certified. After this certification we can expect the final approvals in the near future. It won't be actually surprising to see Galaxy A9 (Model number SM-A9000) become official by the end of this year.
According to the specs leaked previously, A9 will be featuring a 5.5"/6" 1080p touch screen, 32GB internal memory, 3GB RAM. Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 64-bit octa-core processor along with Adreno 510 GPU for graphics. Moreover Samsung's TouchWiz will also be available on top of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The SoC will have support for Cat.7 LTE, which can propel top speed download of 300Mbps and uploads of maximum 100Mbps.It is expected that the phone will be made up of metal and the rear-facing snapper will be of 13MP.
Luckily, The Samsung Galaxy S6, which was unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, will launch in the US on April,11th According to a new report from a source who was working with one of the four major US carriers.
As per the report, all four major carriers in the country AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile will start offering the device on the same day. As for the Galaxy S6 Edge, the device would be launched in a "limited capacity," just like the Galaxy Note Edge.
The report also notes that Samsung reps are currently visiting retail outlets around the country, providing demo and training on the new devices.
Tesco was keen to mark the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 with as much bang as possible and went all out sending a unit into space. Tied to a special space balloon, the smartphone is accompanied by a trio of GoPro cameras monitoring its every move.
Launched from an undisclosed location within UK's Peak District national park, the balloon soared 32.5km to the edge of space surviving 160km/h winds and temperatures as low as -57 degrees Celsius.
Watch the Live Stream below for the S6 Launch starting tomorrow at 11am UK time.
There'ss an element of competition to the whole event, and the person who tweets "DROP" and "#S6EdgeOfSpace" at the exact moment the balloon bursts will WIN a brand New Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, in Tesco's wording. Now, apparently, a different device will need to be shipped to the lucky winner, as we don't see this one making it back to planet Earth in one piece.
Samsung detailed the UK availability of the long-awaited exclusive color options of the Galaxy S6 lineup. Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are currently available worldwide in White Pearl, Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum.
But both were promised an exclusive paintjob since the official announcement Blue Topaz for the Galaxy S6 and Green Emerald for the S6 edge. Samsung officially launched the special flavored editions on May 18, but those come in limited stock and availability.
Today Samsung detailed the UK release of those two exclusive colors both will be available for purchase on July 1. UK users will be able to get the Green Emerald Galaxy S6 edge from all major retailers and carriers, but the Blue Topaz Galaxy S6 will be available exclusively through Samsung Experience Stores and Carphone Warehouse.
Samsung is planning on taking over Apple in terms of sales by launching its upcoming flagship before the new iPhone arrives. According to a confirmed report from Wall street Journal, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will launch in Mid-August.
At the same time, Apple is planning on releasing the 5.5" iPhone 6 PLUS by early September along with the new iOS 9. In this way, Samsung will make its new flagship Phablet available on markets before the iPhone 6 PLUS in a way to attempt beating Apple and scoring higher sales in the US and global markets.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected to pack a 5.67" Dual-edged display with 2160 x 3840 resolution) 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, USB Type-C and lots more.
We are waiting for Samsung's major press event in New York on August,13th. The event will be focus on the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ phablets.
Today, Samsung released a new Teaser joined by a countdown timer to the event, depicts the three devices stacked on top of each other, but it's about as vague as it gets.
It looks like that the Galaxy S6 edge+ is on top, its curved edge gently accented. The Galaxy Note 5 is underneath, only it's facing down, so you can see the curve on its back, similar to the one of face of the S6 edge+. The S-Pen has been popped-out, with the groove in its top end highlighted, further fueling our suspicions that a novel means of ejection has been implemented.
And then there's the third device a substantially larger one, firmly in tablet territory. Given that the theme of the teaser is "BIG", it could be the recently announced Galaxy Tab S2 in its 9.7-inch incarnation, but the strips in the bottom part of the frame weren't present in the official images, so this one will remain a puzzle, if only for another week.
Google I/O 2015 launch event is about to kick-off in couple of hours from now. The first day of the event (Today) will have a very major announcement from Google, the company is expected to release Android "M" Developer Preview.
Google I/O 2015 LIVE STREAM
Starting time: San Francisco: 9:30AM / New York: 12:30PM / London: 5:30PM / Berlin 6:30PM / Moscow: 7:30PM / Beijing: 12:30AM (May 29th) / Tokyo: 1:30AM (May 29th) / Sydney 2:30AM (May 29th).
Google's big event is here, Today 29th September 2015 is the Android big-day-event and we are ready to start. As always Google will live stream the whole event on YouTube but what we goona see and when...
What time ?
The Nexus event will begin at 9AM Pacific time in San Francisco. Here are the times you can tune in from around the world:
- 9AM San Francisco
- 10AM Denver
- 11AM Chicago
- 12PM New York
- 5PM London
- 6PM Berlin
- 9:30PM New Delhi
- 1AM (September,30th) Tokyo
- 2AM (September,30th) Sydney
What to expect ?
Nexus 5X -- The second Nexus device from LG, the Nexus 5X, will feature a 5.2-inch screen, a 13 megapixel camera and a fingerprint sensor on the rear. It will feature plastic casing and come in three colors.
Nexus 6P -- Built by Huawei, this is expected to be the first metal-clad Nexus smartphone and will feature a high resolution 5.7-inch screen, a fingerprint reader and a 12.3 megapixel rear camera together with an 8 megapixel front-facing camera. The device is set to come in four colors, including gold.
Chromecast 2.0 -- The new Chromecast from Google will feature a new circular design and come in three color options according to one leak. The new dongle will have support for faster Wi-Fi, as well as offering something called Fast Play and more personalization options.
Android 6.0 -- Android M, as it was known when it was launched in May, and since been officially named Android 6.0 and codenamed Marshmallow. It will feature some minor visual upgrades, with most of the new features, including granular app permissions and a battery saver mode, being made under the hood.
Here's the LIVE Video STREAM of the Event, Enjoy!
If you are trying to connect to Disney+ and getting the "Unable to connect" error, you are not alone. Disney doesn't need any introduction when it comes to the entertainment industry. It has been involved in creating movies, cartoon shows, music, and video games since 1923. But since the era of the internet has started - all of those media monsters have grew to a much larger scale. The internet offered many alternatives to physical businesses. For example, movies that were seen only in theaters or at special luxurious parties, are now available one click away at the comfort of your home. We can see the same changes in the stock markets, banks and online casinos.
If in the past, you had to go to a city like Las Vegas to enjoy a great slots game and after that to see a new release at the theaters - now the situation has totally changed. Today, you can play online pokies no matter where you are. This gave a lot of users comfort and convenience since not everyone likes the idea of having to take a trip to do a simple thing like playing slots at a casino or even going to the theaters. Disney understood that this is where the world goes and decided to take a step. Although, they didn't expect that such an error to come up - even if it's coming from a good thing for Disney - too much traffic.
Disney referred ‘Disney Plus' as the future of the company, and after years of wait, it was finally released early on Tuesday. Users can watch blockbusters created by entertainment's big names such as Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and Disney only at $7 a month or $70 a year. The streaming service library has over 500 movies and 7,500 episodes of original shows. The cost for Disney Plus is even cheaper than Netflix's lowest tier of the service that costs around $9 a month.
Disney plus launch was initially tested in the Netherlands and was officially launched in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands this week. The testing done in the Netherland went successful and without any issues. But at the launch day, many users experience various errors including the error 41, 42, 76, 83, and more general user logged in error.
As the day started and a huge wave of users tried to connect and logged in the Disney plus simultaneously, an "unable to connect to Disney+" message appeared and stopped users from logging in. Disney+ responded to the consumer's messages on Twitter with the following tweet: "The consumer demand for Disney Plus has exceeded our high expectations. We are working to quickly resolve the current user issue. We appreciate your patience."
According to the reports, almost 10 million people signed up for Disney plus on the first day of its launch whereas it took three years for HBO to reach 5 million users. With millions of people trying to connect to Disney plus at the same time, caused the server to have some streaming traffic-related issues.
So how do you solve sign in or other errors like 41 and 76, that refrain you from watching your favorite show on Disney plus?
If you can't log in, close the app, then try to log back in some time. Also, check your router and internet connection in case that's the problem. If you are trying to access Disney Plus from the country that currently doesn't have it, using a VPN won't help either. While being in the US, you can call the customer service number or can contact the Disney Plus Help on Twitter. If you can't find the app for Disney plus, try different versions such as Disney plus, Disney+, or Disney as different app stores save the app under different names.
The top technical support team at Disney Plus is working 24x7 to ensure an uninterrupted streaming service to its subscribers. The complaints already appeared to decline with time. Disney stated in a statement: "We are pleased by this incredible response and are working to quickly resolve the current user issue. We appreciate your patience,"
Since, Disney and its team working hard to make the streaming service a success, we can expect high-quality uninterrupted service without any errors.
Nokia has recently been at the front of tech news all around the internet, as its comeback is no more a matter of speculations but something that has already begun. The Nokia 6 was recently released in an online flash sale that was exclusive to China. It got sold out in under a minute! As you can imagine, that's exactly the kind of start that HMD was hoping for. Unfortunately, the Nokia 8 and its flagship specs turned out to be nothing more than a rumor. Nevertheless, we have recently received reliable (somewhat) news from GFXBench that Nokia might be in the process of launching a huge tablet. How huge you ask? 18.4-inches to be exact!
The 2.65kg tablet will reportedly be launched with beefy specs such as a gigantic 18.5-inch QHD display with 2560 × 1440 pixels resolution, Qualcomm 835 SoC with the Adreno 540 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 4G LTE, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Check out the screenshot from GFXBench above to see more details. If this turns out to be true, will you be buying one? How much would you pay for this device?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Recently a reputed English IT journal brought news into everyone's notice about HTC's upcoming move. The Taiwanese Electronics brand HTC has revealed its plan to release a next-generation model of its blockchain-centric smartphone somewhere by the end of 2019. According to HTC's chief decentralized officer Phil Chen, the development is still in the process and aims to boost smartphones sales. If realized, this will also help to expand the company's blockchain echo system.
In sprint 2018, HTC first unveiled its plans for its first native blockchain phone. HTC Exodus will support multiple block chains, including Bitcoin, Ethereum networks, PCMag reported May 15. HTC Vive creator Phil Chen seem pretty positive about the possible outcomes after this phone is being launched. Chen said the Company's mission is to support the entire blockchain ecosystem in order to "help underlying protocols expand their base of dedicated nodes". Chen also mentioned that the upcoming premium phone will support "multiple blockchain protocols" such as BTC, Ethereum, Lightning Network (LN), and Definity Network.
The Android smartphone will feature a universal digital currency wallet as well as a secure hardware enclave. Chen also insisted that HTC Exodus would be highly secure and follow high standards of security and data protection. He said: "I want to see a world where the end consumers can truly own their data - browsing history, identity, assets, wallets, email, messaging - without the need of central authorities. As there isn't much information about Exodus right now, we can't estimate the price tag it might carry but Chen said that company may consider cryptocurrency as a means of payment for the upcoming blockchain powered smartphone.
The second-generation of HTC Exodus will extend its supported blockchain apps to browsing, messaging and probably to the social media. These new communication apps will be based on peer-to-peer connections instead of being routed via clouds. Chen referred to the major success of centralized consumer apps like Uber and Airbnb as an emerging sector of blockchain and decentralized technologies.
First confirmed News from the Taiwanese giant. HTC will be revealing Two major New Flagship Smartphones on March,1st at the MWC 2015 event. Many expect the company to announce the One M9 and One M9 Plus, as successors to last year's One M8.
The latest leaked press image (via @evleaks) shows two new, never-before-seen HTC smartphones that have similar design traits to other recent phones from the company. They appear to have metal chassis, center-mounted front cameras, and HTC's signature front-facing BoomSound speakers in a similar configuration to last year's mid-range Desire Eye. The only visible difference between the two phones is what appears to be a fingerprint scanner below the HTC logo on one of them. Other leaks have referred to this particular model as the "Hima Ultra" which will be called on the market "HTC One M9 PLUS", the other phone's codename is just "Hima" which will be the regular HTC One M9.
We don't know what the Plus version extra features is yet... It is said this "Ultra" model will have HTC's DuoCamera feature and a fingerprint scanner and may just be destined for the Chinese market. Other specs that have been reported include a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 display, UltraPixel front-facing camera, 20-megapixel rear camera, and a Snapdragon 810 processor.
Stay Tuned for more Leaks!
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.
We all are waiting for the HTC One M9 to hit the markets worldwide which is scheduled on March,16th. Sadly, we might need to wait a little while longer because HTC missed the deadline. According to various reports, the Taiwanese manufacturer has delayed the release because of an urgent software update that the handset must receive before launch.
Whether or not this is true, is hard to tell, but it is a fact that the company has missed its March,16th home market shipping date. Some impatient customers, who have already payed for the flagship are reporting that the official statement they are receiving are for a delay of a couple of days to a couple of weeks.
As per a recently released report, the Galaxy Note 6 will launched this year in August. In order to stay in the market and move ahead of its competitor Samsung will be releasing this device with some power packed features. Let's take a look.
- 4K display - Samsung is fully aiming towards making the Galaxy Note 6 its first device with 4K display. Apple is planning to upgrade the display resolution of the iPhone series in 2016 and that would result in Quad HD resolution in the bigger variant of the iPhone 7. Samsung need 4K technology to make sure that they are ahead of the rivals.
- Curved screen - It is quite possible that the Korean tech giant will produce both flat and curved screen variants of the Galaxy Note 6.
- Design - The body will be fully made up of metal (aluminium alloy) with special attention to the design aspect.
- Standout features - The Galaxy Note 6 will come with its S-Pen stylus and a fingerprint sensor is also expected.
- New chips - Samsung has started mass production of 256GB UFS 2.0 memory chips to power the Galaxy Note 6. These chips will primarily be used for data storage.
- RAM memory - The Galaxy Note 6 will be backed by 6 GB RAM and the iPhone's 2GB RAM looks miniscule in front of this. Considering the higher screen resolution, gigantic RAM might just become necessity for this device.
- CPU - East Asian market will see the device with Exynos 8890 chipset, and the device for Western market will package a Snapdragon 820 chip.
- Camera - It will boast a dual-pixel camera system with 12-megapixels, powered by Super Optical Image Stabilization Plus (which features include a 5-axis OIS system).
Although Samsung will probably resume selling the Note 7 with a safer batch of battery and maybe even a slight rebranding, analysts are of the opinion that it might not be enough to help Samsung out of the huge loss that this fiasco has landed them in. According to Mirae Asset Securities, launching the next flagship device (which is probably the Galaxy S8) prior to its expected release date could prove to be a vital move that may help Samsung somewhat counter the loss that it is suffering both due to the expenses associated with recalling the defective Note 7s, as well as the long term impact on the company's reputation due to what happened.
It has been rumoured that Samsung is currently developing two secret flagship class smartphones, dubbed as Dream (SM-G950) and Dream2 (SM-G955). If this rumor is true then these could be the two upcoming Galaxy S8 models (or not). However, if they are, then we will have to assume that Samsung is once again skipping a number (4 in this case) as the S7 and S7 Edge were codenamed SM-G930 and SM-G935 respectively. Going by how the Galaxy Note 7 performed after skipping the number 6 (the Note 7 was preceded by the Note 5), the superstitious among us may not exactly recommend that!
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The U.S. Patent & Trademark department has published a patent application by the Korean giant, which has the potential to change and revolutionize how we watch television forever. The patent details a holographic technology for television sets that also goes on to explain why the 3D TV did not hit home with the consumers. Apparently, both the deflected glasses and the shutter glasses associated with 3D TVs of this generation cause fatigue due to the lenticular or parallax barrier method that they use to produce the three-dimensional images. Tiredness and sometimes even nausea may occur as the focus of the eyes and the depth perceived by the brain differs significantly to produce the desired 3D effect. The holographic TV will change the entire scenario by eliminating the current gen 3D glasses and the working principle behind them altogether.
The new holographic tech will ensure that the depth of perception and the actual focus of our eyes do not differ and remain in sync with each other, therefore cutting out all the discomforts associated with watching 3D content. In order to understand the technology behind the upcoming holographic TV in more detail, check out PatentlyMobile now.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Today, a new report revealed new information about the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo, it is already available for Pre-orders on some retails in Czech Republic. The device is a mid-ranger powered by Sammy's new Exynos 7580 SoC. The chipset comes with an octa-core CPU featuring eight Cortex A-53 cores and a maximum clock speed of 1.6GHz. The Mali-T720 GPU crunches the graphics.
The Galaxy S5 Neo will also come with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. 2GB of RAM is inside with 16GB of expandable memory. A 16MP camera adorns the back of the handset, and a 2800mAh battery keeps the lights on. Also, it will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Out-of-the-box.
Galaxy S5 Neo Main Specs:
- Exynos 7580 Octa-core CPU
- Mali-T720 GPU
- 5.1" sAMOLED 1080p screen
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB Internal + MicroSD support
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
As we noted, the phone is available to be pre-ordered in the Czech Republic priced at the equivalent of $490. One retailer in the region is listing a delivery date of July,3rd.
We have reported before that Samsung is launching a new Grand Prime Value Edition device with Android 5.1 Lollipop Pre-installed. Sprint is launching this VE device this friday July,10th.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime features a 5-inch screen with a 540 x 960 qHD resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 220ppi. The 64-bit Snapdragon 410 SoC under the hood contains a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 306 GPU. 1GB of RAM is inside along with 8GB of internal storage. Those requiring additional memory can access the 128GB capacity microSD slot. The back and front camera combo weighs in at 8MP/5MP, and the lights are kept on by a 2600mAh battery, Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed.
The phone comes with the Ultra Power Saving Mode. With 10% of the handset's battery life remaining, the feature closes down unnecessary apps and gives you an extra 24 hours to make/take phone calls and send/receive text messages.
Samsung had only recently concluded its research on why the Note 7 started to catch fire and we already have a new report which is suggesting that in light of the new findings, Samsung has decided to delay its previously scheduled release of the S8 from February, 2017 to April, 2017. In case you are wondering as to what exactly Samsung has found which resulted in the company taking such a big decision; know that the Korean electronics giant has held that information from a public revelation, as of now. Nevertheless, if you can't wait for Samsung to release the official statement, take a look at what Instrumental had independently unveiled two weeks ago as the cause of the Note 7 related fires.
The source further details that the exclusive launch event will be held in New York City sometime during the month of April. Apparently, the roughly two month's delay will be utilized by Samsung to gain the confidence of its customer base back through a number of campaigns and strategies. At the global strategy meeting that is currently being held at the headquarters of Samsung in Seoul, South Korea, President Koh Dong-jin has once again stressed on the importance of keeping things under a tight lid, as well as maximizing security on every front prior to the release of the Galaxy S8.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung's Galaxy A-series is one of its most popular line-ups in the mid-range section and the latest iterations of the series are now officially confirmed by Samsung Malaysia to make their debut at the CES 2017 on January 5. Today we have official press renders for you to look at and get an idea of what's coming.
Both the Galaxy A devices seems to have a more rounded design this time around with slimmer bezels and a metal frame. The renders we see here are clearly showing three color variants for both the Galaxy A3 (2017) and the Galaxy A5 (2017), although the rumored pink/pink gold variant is missing, from these renders at least.
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED display
Samsung Exynos 7870 chipset
16GB internal storage
8-megapixel front and 13-megapixel rear camera
NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, etc.
Expected price: 379 euro/396 USD
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
5.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display
Samsung Exynos 7880 chipset
32GB internal storage
16-mp cameras at both the back and the front
NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, etc.
Expected price: 479 euro/500 USD
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
If you have been following us then you probably already know that the release date of the upcoming Galaxy S8 has been a cause for much confusion recently. Initially, we were almost convinced that Samsung had no plans to deviate from its usual schedule of launching the S-series of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress, but a new report informed us that Samsung has decided to delay the date of revelation to April. The event will supposedly be a Samsung-exclusive event, held in New York on April 17. However, another report came in straight out of Korea which claimed that Samsung will indeed be showing off the Galaxy S8 at the MWC, albeit with a handful of units.
Amidst all this confusion, Korea has managed to produce yet another "report," which is now stating that Samsung will indeed be delaying the Galaxy S8 till April, but it will be launched on the 15th of April, rather than on the 17th. Which one do you think is the right date? Check out the links to read the individual reports and let us know what you think.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
It was becoming quite confusing when it came to rumors about the upcoming Galaxy S8's launch date, but the OEM itself has stepped in and cleared up a large chunk of the confusion. Dong-jin Koh, the chief of Samsung Mobiles has confirmed publicly that the S8 won't be launched at the MWC this year. It has always been Samsung's tradition to unveil its next Galaxy S series of smartphones in Barcelona, at the Mobile World Congress that's held in February every year. However, it seems like Samsung won't be able to stay true to that tradition this year around. This information was retrieved while Dong-jin Koh publicly announced the findings of Samsung's probe into the Galaxy Note 7 disaster.
Unfortunately though, he did not clarify anything about when the Galaxy S8 will actually be unveiled. In order to figure out that bit of information, we will have to depend on rumors once again. There are multiple rumors, but the latest ones suggest that the smartphone will be unveiled in New York, at an exclusive Samsung event on March 29. The S8 will allegedly go on sale after roughly three weeks from the launch date (April 15 - 17).
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
When it comes to the Galaxy S series from Samsung, things have never been so confusing, especially regarding its possible launch date. The rumors this year had suggested every possible date, right from the end of February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, to multiple dates near mid-April. However, recent rumors from popular sources such as Evan Blass (@evleaks) are now suggesting that the S8 will be launched in an exclusive Samsung event on March 29. The S8 and the S8 Plus will go on sale around mid-April from there onwards.
We also have a render for you to look at today, which is claimed to be the official press render of the regular Galaxy S8 by SlashLeaks. Yesterday, we gave you a glimpse of the first live photo of what could very well be the actual Galaxy S8 and if you have not yet checked it out, take a look now as it seems to be the most authentic picture of the S8 we have seen yet. The images have only begun to come in, but the specs have been out for quite a while now. Although they are totally subject to errors, click here to see what we know about the internals of the Samsung Galaxy S8, courtesy of leaks and rumors.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
It looks like Bixby will be dealing with more than just smartphones in the future as Samsung has just patented something that looks suspiciously like a pair of smart speakers. As far as concrete information is concerned, all we know about the patent are the pictures you see above and the fact that it is going to be an "Audio Device." Judging by the shape of the "audio device" though, I would say that it's a pretty safe bet to call it a speaker set.
If you are wondering if the patent said anything about the device having smart capabilities or Bixby in general, sadly it didn't. We are just speculating on what most reports on the internet seem to indicate. Besides, it's about time Samsung brings some competition to Amazon and Microsoft in the smart speaker segment, especially now that they own Harman international; a brand famous for making world class audio equipment. Do you agree with the consensus that it's a speaker or do you think it's a display of some sort? Or... could it be a speaker with a giant display? Who knows!
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Galaxy Note 7 Fan Editions are a huge success in South Korea as all retailers are reporting that they are being sold out like hotcakes over there (No puns intended)! Only 4000,000 units had been made available so far and as far as previous reports were concerned, that was going to be the extent of it. In a somewhat predictable turn of events, latest reports are suggesting that the Note 7 FE could also be making their way into other nations on account of the excellent response at home.
Whether you will be getting to buy one in the Unites States or not is uncertain at this point of time but latest reports are suggesting that Samsung may just launch the Note 7 FE in select markets across the world. While the roughly $605 price tag is somewhat steep for a smartphone that's rocking a chip from 2016 and has such an infamous history, people don't seem to be too concerned with that at this point of time! If it came to your country, would you be buying one or would you be saving up for the Galaxy Note 8?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
While most of us know by this point that Samsung will be launching the Galaxy Note 8 at an exclusive event, instead of introduciing it at the IFA like it did with the previous gen Note smartphones, the exact launch date has been quite dubious so far. What we do know is that the launch event will be held in New York City and the date is likely to be set in the last week of August. In spite of all previous rumors pointing towards a an August 26 launch date, the latest report from The Bell is stating that the launch date will be even sooner and is set on August 23.
This news falls in line with the speculation which another South Korean source had made at nearly the same time, but they did not mention the date specifically as August 23 though. While all these are only rumors at this point of time, there is no denying that rumors have been surprisingly accurate in the recent history, especially when it comes to Samsung smartphones. Would you be happy if Samsung showcased the Galaxy Note 8 in August or it would be all the same for you if they did so in September? Let us know in the comments.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Koh Dong-jin, also known as DJ Koh is the President of Samsung Mobiles and he seems to be on top of the news recently with authentic "leaks." Not that we can really call them leaks, given that he is the boss himself! In spite of the rumors stating that late August would be the date for the Note 8's launch, there was no official word on it until today. During his travel within Asia for the purposes of the Galaxy Note 8's release, he has stated that the Note 8 will be launched in August and released in the UK, US and other specific nations in September. There will also be an unlucky list of countries that will have to wait till October to get the device.
While at this point we more or less know all that there is to know about the Galaxy Note 8, it would be interesting to see if Bixby Voice makes it onto the handset by the time it's released. Keep in mind that we are talking about the English speaking countries because the voice functionalities of Bixby are already working fine in South Korea on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
There has been a rumor around lately that Samsung is planning to launch an Android Go device very soon, but the company has not made any official announcements to confirm it yet. Nevertheless, a device has been spotted on Geekbench that is most likely this rumored, upcoming Android Go device by Samsung with quite basic specs, as expected. The spotted handset, aka SM-J260G will probably be sold as the Galaxy J2 Core according to online sources, but we will have to wait for the official confirmation.
In case you are not aware, Android Go is a lite version of Android 8.0 Oreo that will run smoothly on even entry level devices with very weak specs. In fact, a lot of first party apps like Gmail and Google Maps already has a Go version that runs smoothly on the OS. Major third-party apps like Facebook also has a dedicated app to run flawlessly on low-powered devices running on Android Go. Would you buy an Android Go smartphone from Samsung? Let us know in the comments.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
What you see above is indeed the official Galaxy S10 ad for Norway, which was aired accidentally on TV apparently! It could be a mistake, but it could also be a strategically planned "leak" by the Samsung marketing team as well. In any case, this is your first official look at the Galaxy S10 series of smartphones which will be unveiled in less than two days, on February 21st.
Everything seems to be at par with what was expected as we see the punch hole cutout for the front cameras in front of the device and three rear cameras on the unit shown. Also, the in-display fingerprint scanner is really a thing this year with the Galaxy S10 after all, as per the ad. Keep in mind though that the entry level Galaxy S10e will probably not have the in-display fingerprint scanner like its more expensive siblings. Also, a pair of white wireless earbuds might be included with some versions of the S10, but then again, I am not exactly sure about that. What I am sure about is the fact that Samsung has retained the 3.5mm headphone jack, much to the delight of everyone with a sense of practicality.
Even 5,000mAh batteries in smartphones are not that uncommon these days, but they are fairly rare and mostly cater to the niche gaming community. However, I do not recall any smartphone available in the current market that has a 6,000mAh battery! That's a tablet-grade battery we are talking about here!
According to a leak, one or more models with a 6,000maH battery will be released soon and most reports are suggesting that it will be either the Galaxy M20s or M30s. There's even opinion that both of the upcoming phones will feature the 6,000mAh battery, but I have my doubts about that one though. Most likely, if it is a genuine leak, the M30s will sport the huge battery, while the M20s may not even exist.
The #GoMonster hashtag accompanying the image might suggest that Samsung is targeting this one towards the power users. The media buttons embedded in the image most likely indicates long video and music playback capabilities, which is very likely if the phone really does have a 6,000mAh battery.
Keep in mind that the photo is supposed to be a leaked teaser, rather than being an official one, so the Galaxy M with its mythical 6,000mAh battery may not ever come out. Then again, rumors and leaks are surprisingly accurate these days.
According to some rumors, the future of the Galaxy Note series was in the dark. Some leaders suggest that there won't be any Galaxy Note next year, as Samsung has decided to cancel the series altogether. But these rumors proved to be false and we are expecting a new Galaxy Note phone in 2021. Two leakers with tweet handles @chunvn888 and @cozplanes confirmed that the Samsung galaxy note 21 is coming.
This isn't the first time we heard about the device. A few days ago, a Korean publication ET News stated that there will be a single Galaxy note model as a successor of note 20 next year. The latter says that he has confirmed from three reliable sources that the phone is under development and will be ready to ship by next year. He further adds that he expects other reliable leakers to report the same soon.
Chun on the other hand goes one step ahead and reveals some specs detail about the coming device. According to him, the Galaxy Note 21 is already taking shape and will be a successful successor to the Galaxy note 20 ultra - which means that we can have more than one model in the series - a regular one and an ultra model. The last time, Samsung launched a single Galaxy note phone in 2018. So, while it might come as a surprise, it is not unusual to have a single model. Samsung has integrated the S pen with a few more Galaxy phones this year, and this might be the reason Samsung isn't putting too many models in the Note series.
Ahead of its launch in March, the internet is being hit with rumors and leaks about Samsung Galaxy A52. A fresh leak that we are going to cover in this article is about its specifications and pricing, along with the launch details. Samsung Galaxy A52 is rumored to feature a large 6.5-inch super AMOLED display screen. The smartphone has appeared on a few certification websites recently that confirm the launch. As the market suggests, the Samsung Galaxy A52 will be competing against the Oppo Reno 5 4G.
A user with a twitter hand @chuvn8888, posted several details about the upcoming smartphone. The phone will come in 4G and 5G variants - price starting from Rs. 29,000 and Rs. 34,900 respectively. As mentioned, Samsung will be releasing the phone in Vietnam first, and then the European market will get access to it. According to Sammobie, Samsung Galaxy A52 5G will feature a higher refresh rate of 120Hz. Another leak says that the device will be available with an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. IP resistance determines the protection level of a device against water and dust.
Samsung Galaxy G series flagship smartphones, including the recently released Galaxy S21, has the same IP rating. In fact, the older Galaxy A-series mobile phones had an IP68 rating that gives good protection against water and dust. The IP rating for the 4G variant is still unknown but as we all know that Samsung isn't new to IP rating, we can assume that the 4G variant might have the same IP rating. Both devices share the same specs except the processing chip that powers the network capability as well as the processing speed of the device.
The 5G variant will feature an infinity-O display, Snapdragon 750G processor, 6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB internal storage, 4,500mAh battery that comes with 25W fast charging. The Samsung Galaxy A52 will feature a quad-camera system at the rear side with 64-megapixel primary camera, 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 5-megapixel macro, and another 5-megapixel depth sensor. The device will house a 32-megapixel selfie shooter upfront. The device is also expected to come with Android 11 with One U! 3.1 out of the box.