The Upcoming Samsung flagship smartphone, Galaxy S6, will be unveiled on March 1st, at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. According to a report from the news website IBNLive, Samsung Galaxy S6 will officially launch on all market in India in the second week of April.
The report also notes that the device will be up for pre-booking for a couple of weeks beginning next month. Interestingly, there was no word regarding the curved screen variant, allegedly called the Galaxy S6 Edge.
Meanwhile, over in the US, several major carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have started accepting pre-registrations for the flagship.
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 has already announced Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition with Lollipop Pre-installed. Now, the korean giant will release yet another low-end Lollipop device, this time it's the Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition.
The specifications of the Galaxy core Prime Value Edition hasn't changed from the Original device. The new handset should sport a 4.5-inch touchscreen, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of built-in storage, 4G LTE support, a 5 MP rear camera, and a 2 MP unit for selfies according to the device's listing on the website of a Dutch retailer.
The only major difference is that the Galaxy Core Prime VE will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, while the Original Core Prime variant got update to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop recently in few regions... we might see the same 5.1.1 VE firmware rolling-out to the Original Core Prime users in the upcoming few months.
The Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition will apparently become available next month. Specifically, in the Netherlands you'll be able to grab one from July,23. As for pricing, it should go for around the same amount as the model it's replacing.
Xiaomi's Mi 5 flagship smartphone whose launch was delayed, will now launch some time after the Chinese New Year in February, as per a post made in social media by the company's cofounder, Liwan Jiang, on Wednesday. He also revealed that the Mi 5 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.
Xiaomi phone enthusiasts were disheartened in November when the Chinese smartphone manufacturer pushed new set of devices into the market - the Redmi Note 3 and Mi Pad 2. They also made it official that there won't be any more new device related announcements in 2015. Qualcomm was at the receiving end for this delay.
According to various reports the Snapdragon 820 is supposed to be much better than the troublesome Snapdragon 810, which affected several of 2015's major smartphones. The Mi 5 will be backed by 4 GB of RAM and have 32 GB and 64 GB variants. Other speculations about the Mi 5 include full metal body, fingerprint scanner, QHD display, a 16 MP primary snapper and massive 13 MP camera in the front along with a powerful 3,600 mAh battery featuring Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 standard.
The Mi 5 is expected to have a 5.2-inch display, encompassing a huge 565 ppi. As per Previously leaked price details, the smartphone will be available at $310 and $390 US dollars. But these prices are not yet official. .
The LG G Flex 2, which was unveiled at the CES 2015, and launched in South Korea late last month, is heading to its first international market Singapore.
Priced at SGD998 ($800), the device will be up for pre-order on February,27th and will go on sale starting March,14th. There is no word yet on when it will hit the US or the UK market.
Specifications-wise, the device is powered by Qualcomm's infamous Snapdragon 810 chipset, and sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display. It comes in 2GB/32GB and 3GB/64GB variants, packs in a 3,000 mAh battery, and runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. In terms of camera, the G Flex 2 features a 2.1 MP front-facing unit, and 13 MP rear shooter.
Google has just hit Apple where it hurts, as it launching Android Wear for iOS. Yes, Android Wear for iOS should be rolling-out today to iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 or later.
This means that iOS users no longer have to use Apple Watch, they can pick any Android Wear-powered smartwatch in the market and it will work perfectly with all Google iOS apps (Hangouts, Gmail, Google+... etc).
Android Wear for iOS Features :
- Get your info at a glance: Check important info like phone calls, messages, and notifications from your favorite apps. Android Wear features always-on displays, so you'll never have to move your wrist to wake up your watch.
- Follow your fitness: Set fitness goals, and get daily and weekly views of your progress. Your watch automatically tracks walking and running, and even measures your heart rate.
- Save time with smart help: Receive timely tips like when to leave for appointments, current traffic info, and flight status. Just say "Ok Google" to ask questions like "Is it going to rain in London tomorrow?" or create to-dos with "Remind me to pack an umbrella."
Moto was a big brand before iPhone hit the market and like many other smartphones at that time, Moto also got almost vanished from the mobile industry. Now, Motorola is all set to come back and recently it is working on expanding its product profile in India. The company has already started to send out the media invites for the media launch event on June 14.
The key selling point for Motorola One Vision is its ability to capture the perfect picture even at the night or low light. The device has its one of the most advance camera system, powered by artificial intelligence and Quad pixel technology. Its cinematic display allows you to watch your favorite movies on the device as near as movie theater experience right in your hand. It has industry-first 21:0 Cinema vision 6.3-inch full HD+ display with an in-screen camera to maximize your movies and video games visual experience on the go. It has elegant, narrow design that is extremely comfortable to hold and use with one hand. It uses beautiful 4D Corning Gorilla glass gradient colors like sapphire and bronze to give a stylish look for the modern-age consumers.
Moto One Vision has 48 MP rear camera sensor also comes with optical image stabilization and new Night vision mode. While night vision allows you to take the perfect selfie at night, OIS works to correct the blurred images and videos. The selfie camera is 25MP front-facing camera on Moto one vision. In bright light you can take selfie pictures with sharper colors and great detail. It has octa-core processor with advanced deep learning capabilities. Auto smile feature lets you take a perfect Instagram photos. The device comes with up-dated Android OS with a contract of 3 years to provide security updates for its customers. The phone has 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage which can be further expanded via microSD card.
There was a time when Samsung was the undisputed king of the world's second largest smartphone market, which is India, but times have changed and a huge portion of its market share has now been eaten up by Chinese rivals, especially Xiaomi; a brand that has just recently launched the outrageously priced (in the best way possible) Pocophone F1. However, Samsung is not ready to give up without a fight and as part of the band's resurgence attempts in India, Samsung has just launched the biggest Samsung exclusive store in the world at Bengaluru.
The 33,000 square foot place comes in right on the heels of the company launching the world's largest smartphone manufacturing plant (33-acres) at Noida, India in July. The store will also have a service center and it will have all of Samsung's latest and greatest products in the consumer electronics category, as long as it is launched in India of course.