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).
The next iteration in the S line of devices is the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge which come with some interesting new features. The Gear 360 virtual reality camera is also available for use with these flagship handsets. However, previous Gear VR headsets are also compatible with the S7 and S7 edge models.
The Galaxy S7 will be available for 699 Euros and the Galaxy S7 edge will be priced at 799 Euros. The good news is that the Galaxy S7 edge is actually less expensive than the previous Galaxy S6 edge by 50 Euros. However, the Galaxy S7 comes in at the same price as its predecessor, the Galaxy S6.
The Gear 360 is a small camera that will cost a surprising 419 Euros. This might hurt the wallet or purse quite a bit. With that said, it can truly take 360-degree photos and videos which sets it apart from the competition. For anyone interested in using this feature for YouTube videos or live streaming, it opens up some new, interesting options.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be available from March 11. The Gear 360 is slated for release in the second quarter of 2016.
As we have now seen enough leaks, renders and live images to know what to expect on March 29 in the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event which is to be held simultaneously in London and New York, it's time to let you know a few other less known details.
The first rumor suggests that the Galaxy S8 will go on sale via pre-order, right from March 29 in Netherlands. This report is in line with Samsung's previous track record which has historically seen the Korean company putting its flagship handsets on pre-order right from the launch date.
In case you are wondering about when the S8 and the S8+ will actually be reaching customers, we have news on that too. In South Korea at least, reports are suggesting that the two handsets will go on sale starting from April 21. Pre-orders in the region will begin from April 7. If a customer in the country pre-orders either of the handsets, he/she will receive it on April 18.
As far as release dates in other countries are concerned, we are pretty sure that it will range from April 21 - April 28. Are you waiting for the Galaxy S8 or the S8+? Let us know in the comments.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
One of the Best News Apps on the Google Play Store just got a major update. BBC News official Android App just got a major update to version 3.0 with a revamped user interface and tons of New features.
The first you'll notice in BBC News v3.0 is the Material Design UI that changes the App's look completely, adding some animation to the left navigation drawer and topic tabs. BBC also updated the video player on the App so that it runs more smoothly and faster. One of the many new features in v3.0 is that you can select your main new topics for the App to focus on and send you Push notifications for any updates regarding this specific topic only (e.g. Paris Attacks, Ebola, Air Asia flight.. etc).
BBC News 3.0.0 New features Change-log:
- My News: Add topics to your personal feed
- Suggested topics based on location and what's in the news
- Topic Search
- Order stories by topic or time
- Journalism from BBC correspondents
- Full range of video and audio
- Most Read / Most Watched
- Photo galleries
- Full-screen images
In about a month's time, one of 2018's biggest consumer electronics events is going to start from January 9 and last till January 12 and it's about time that we took a look at some of the most expected appearances at the show.
Smack dab in the middle of the venue, Google has already booked a huge booth for the show. While a lot of experts are of the opinion that the Pixel 2, Pixel XL, Daydream View, Google Home and the Google Home Mini will be on display here, there's a chance that the search engine giant may also showcase the newly launched PixelBook. It's basically going to be a place to show off "Made by Google" hardware.
Aside from a 150-inch Home LED Display, a new series of MicroLED TVs and an updated range of QLED TVs, the Korean tech giant is also expected to launch a teaser trailer of the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Other rumors regarding the company's possible showcases include a few new smartwatches and a foldable smartphone, aka the Galaxy X.
LG (January 8 at 08:00 PT/16:00 GMT)
To keep Samsung on its toes, LG will likely drawing the curtains off its new range of 4K OLED TVs, which will most probably be the B8, C8, G8 and the W8. A new range of mid-range smartphones will also make their appearances at the show, but we are not sure about the LG G7 yet.
Lenovo (January 9 at 11:00 PT/07:00 GMT)
We don't know what else the company is bringing to the table, but a standalone Daydream VR headset is almost surely going to be there.
Sony (January 8 at 17:00 PT/01:00 GMT on January 9)
A new range of Bravia 4K OLED TVs and 4K HDR projectors are on the cards at this invite-only get-together by Sony.
The Dell XPS 13 2017 Edition is going to make its official debut at the CES 2018 and it looks to be one very beautiful, thin and classy laptop.
If we missed something then it's likely because a lot of events have not been disclosed yet, but do feel free to let us know in the comments about what you are looking forward to the most in next year's Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas.
In a recent digital Assistant showdown conducted in between Siri and Google Assistant the iPhone, it was proven beyond doubt that the newer AI powered voice assistant is indeed bad news for Siri. In the comparison done by CNBC, Google Assistant managed to win most rounds convincingly, displaying surprising accuracy in almost every aspect. Nevertheless, Siri did manage to tie and even win a few rounds, so props to the older assistant for that. Check out the full test here.
If you are wondering what this means for Siri now, well, we can tell you that it still can do a few things like waking up the iPhone or silencing an incoming call that the Assistant will never be able to do on an Apple device, but that's only because iOS won't allow it. To be honest, it is starting to look like the iOS needs a more advanced AI assistant or at least a more updated one.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
If you happen to be an Apple fan, then you should read everything we have for you today.
Augmented Reality in Apple iPhone X
Rumor has it that Apple might be developing a new kind of augmented reality (AR) technology for the iPhone X. It will apparently work based on a new sensor at the phone's back and will probably debut in 2019. Any other details regarding this are unclear at this point.
Just when fans of the Cupertino giant thought that they were going to get their own smart speaker in the form of the HomePod, Apple has officially announced that it would be delayed. It was supposed to be ready for sale by December, but now that date has been delayed to "early next year."
Hacked Face ID
Apple took a bold decision by removing Touch ID from the iPhone X and replacing it with Face ID, but now the security of the Face ID is being challenged by a Vietnamese cybersecurity firm that goes by the name Bkav. They are claiming that they have managed to fool Face ID with a mask printed out from a 3D printer.
Smith Replaces Smith
Apple's Diversity Chief Denise Young Smith has stepped down after being in the position for just six months and he was replaced by Christie Smith.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung has already released the Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition (SM-G531) which is exactly the same as the original Grand Prime but drops Snapdragon 410 chipset, replacing it with a Marvell PXA1908 Quad-core 64-bit processor (Cortex-A53) CPU and a new Vivante GC7000 GPU, the Value Edition is launching with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and its official firmwares are already available for Download HERE.
However, Today, SamsungUK published some unconfirmed news that the Original Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530) will not be getting the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update which runs a Snapdragon 410 CPU with 1GB RAM. There is no official explanation for this, even if the Galaxy Grand Prime is almost the same specs as Galaxy Core Prime.
@emmanuelvandyck We never want to be the bearer of unwanted news, but the Grand Prime will not be moving to the Lollipop Operating System.— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) July 25, 2015
This news will upset all the Grand Prime owners, We don't take information from tweets but we keep track of all kind of official news regarding Samsung updates. YouMobile will contact Samsung for further confirmation regarding this news, Stay tuned!
After contacting SamsungUK it turns out that this info was a incorrect and it's a mistake made by the social manager due to small confusion. In other hands, none of the UK carriers are officially selling the Samsung Grand Prime (locked or unlocked). However, UK users can still get the unlocked european variant from Amazon UK or any other online retailer.
So to all Galaxy Grand Prime, keep Calm and wait for your Lollipop update, there is still hope.