The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be officially revealed on August,13th. Today, an image allegedly showing the Box for the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was leaked today from Thailand. Specs for the next iteration of Samsung's high-end phablet are listed on the side of the box, and reveal that this version of the Galaxy Note 5 will indeed feature a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 (QHD). The device will be powered by the Exynos 7420 and will have 4GB RAM inside, along with a 32GB/64GB of storage.
On the back of the phone is a 16MP shooter that features OIS. The front-facing 5MP snapper is ready to shoot selfies and handle video chats. One area where Samsung has made a huge improvement with the Galaxy Note 5 is battery life. For the new model, a 4100mAh cell has been stuffed inside. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is pre-installed.
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A lot depends on Samsung's next flagship and the Korean giant knows it more than any of us. It is for this reason that the entire world is expecting the Galaxy S8 to be packed to the gills with high-end and innovative features. A new feature was added to that list of "expectations" earlier when a report came in announcing that the S8's display might be pressure sensitive. What this means is that the user will be able to apply different levels of pressure on the display to bring up different menus, corresponding to the content on-screen. If that reminds you of Apple's 3D-Touch, then you are absolutely right because that's basically the same technology.
Although it would be a first for any Samsung smartphone till date, Samsung is no stranger to pressure-sensitive or Force Touch displays because Samsung Display is currently responsible for manufacturing and supplying the bulk of the pressure sensitive displays which some of the top-end Huawei smartphones use now. Therefore, we wouldn't really be surprised if this rumor does turn out to be true. If you haven't already, check out our roundup of what the rumor mill is expecting from the Galaxy S8 next year, as well as its likely release date.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
It was a big disappointment for us enthusiasts when the Galaxy Note 7 was released with just 4GB of RAM last year. It wasn't that performance took a hit or the 4GB of RAM was insufficient for multitasking by any means, but it was still disappointing because of the fact that every rumor till about a week before the launch was speculating that the Note 7 would sport 6GB RAM. The rumor mill is predicting something along the same line this year as well because the latest leak found on Weibo is suggesting that there will be an 8 gig variant of the Galaxy Note 8 as well.
According to this rumor, the Note 8 will come in two RAM variants; the standard 6GB and the "Emperor" version with 8GB. It wouldn't even be surprising if the Note 8 "Emperor" variant was also launched with double the standard storage of 256GB (as rumored). The only problem with the rumor is that the source is also claiming to know about the Galaxy Note 9; a smartphone which is hardly even in concept yet! According to this foresight, the Note 9 will sport 12GB of RAM and that does sound a bit absurd at this point of time...
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The upcoming Huawei P9 is one of the most anticipated Android phones and rumors indicate that Huawei might release it this very week at the CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Pan Jiutang is the popular Chinese analyst who fuelled our imaginations even further by stating that the P9 may sport 6GB of RAM. We have seen the likes of the Galaxy Note 5 and the ASUS Zenfone 2 in 2015 who came in the industry with 4GB of RAM first, and may be the P9 will be the first smartphone to sport 6GB RAM. If we are lucky, we will find out for sure in just a few days.
In October, 2015, we came to know about a label that was made for the Huawei P9 and it indicated the possibility of dual camera sensors on the back of the phone. Jiutang builds on that piece of info and concludes that the phone will actually sport two 13 megapixel back cameras. He further hints that a complex algorithm will support the dual lenses in capturing and rendering images of supreme quality.
Other speculations about the P9 revolves around a 1080p Full HD 5.2 inch display and Huawei's own extremely powerful HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor coupled with the next-gen Mali T880 MP4 GPU. If all of the speculations made by Pan Jiutang turn out to be true, then the Huawei P9 will certainly take its place among the world's most powerful smartphones.
It's finally here and official. Google has just announced the Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop. The phone features a 6" QHD 2560 x 1440 pixel display, which gives it a pixel density of 496ppi.
The premium display is backed up by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with a 2.65GHz quad-core Krait 450 CPU with Adreno 420 inside and 3GB RAM. At the back, there's a 13MP f/2.0 camera with dual-LED flash. Internal storage is either 32GB or 64GB, but there's no microSD card slot. At the front, there are two stereo speakers and a 2MP front-facing camera.
The battery is a 3,220mAh unit, which isn't user replaceable. However, it sports Turbo Charging, which allows you to get up to 6 hours of use from the Nexus 6 with only 15 minutes of charging. Google promises the phone can make it through 24 hours of usage without problems.
Pre-orders for the Motorola Nexus 6 start on October,29th with shipments scheduled to start some time in November. You can buy the 32GB, SIM-free version of the phone in Midnight Blue or Cloud White from the Google Play Store for $649.