Here we go, the first rumored alleged photos of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is spreading around the internet. The Photos shows a device similar in the design to the Galaxy ALPHA with a metal frame and Glass front. The Galaxy S6 is set to be released during the End of Q1,2015 and we already got its leaked Specifications sheet.
The source of this photo is not reliable and its highly considered to be a Fake, but we showed you it because the S6 may end up looking very close ot the Galaxy Alpha. Like Every year, This is only the start of the rumors-wave until Samsung reveal the device on the CES early next year.
We just got some Samsung Galaxy S6 Exclusive concept renders that might be very close to the real deal. The Galaxy S6 is the most anticipated flagship in 2015, these renders are the closest to what the rumors suggested.
The renders shows a device with a design very close in design to the Galaxy Alpha. Samsung Galaxy S6 (Codenamed Project Zero) is expected to feature radical new design, coupled with cutting edge hardware. A design language that combines what we've seen in the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and the Galaxy A family of smartphones shouldn't catch anyone by surprise. These products were the first to mark a departure from the heavy use of plastic for the Korean company.
Purported specs of Samsung Galaxy S6 include Exynos 7420 chipset with octa-core CPU, 5.2" QHD display, 3GB of RAM, and 20MP camera. The device is expected to launch during MWC in Barcelona.
What do you think about these Concepts ?
First Leaked Photos that shows off Samsung's upcoming flagship Smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S Edge. The images, provided by sources at a South Korean electronics distributor, purportedly show five variants of the electronics giant's new flagship smartphone, including an Edge-style version.
While the Galaxy S6 isn't expected to be formally announced until the Samsung Unpacked 2015 event held on March 1st, the rumour mill has been running overtime on what the world's largest smartphone maker might be offering in the new handset to revive its sluggish mobile-phone business.
The fifth phone shows that the bezel which looks metallic and quite thick of the visible edged side, unlike the Galaxy Note Edge, is protruding outwards. This seems to indicate that the fork-looking silver line shown in Samsung's recently sent invitation was the hint for the particular wraparound design of the Edge.
The physical home button is still very much alive, it seems, while the glimpse of the fifth phone shows that the front of the S6 will resemble its predecessors the S5, S4, and S3.
We know almost everything about Samsung's upcoming flagship Galaxy S6, We even have a pretty good idea on the handset's shape and dimensions. This is mostly based on leaked images of various cases for the future smartphone, but fairly recently we also saw some alleged schematics of the Galaxy S6 that seemed pretty accurate and credible enough.
Based on those info, somebody has taken up the task to fire up some CAD software and produce a few gorgeous and very detailed renders of the Galaxy S6. At this point these images are as close as we can get to actually seeing Samsung's next flagship and judging from what we already know the renders should be close to, if not absolutely accurate.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 should be equally impressive in terms of hardware. Rumors point toward an Exynos 7420 octa-core power house of a CPU along with an equally impressive Mali-T760 GPU and 3GB LPDDR4 RAM. The Galaxy S6 should spout a 5.1-inch QHD display and a rather impressive camera setup - 20MP OIS main shooter and 5MP front-facing.
Only one week away from the Big unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S6, we are all waiting to see this beast specs and design. While you're waiting... Here's the latest 3D renders concepts for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
These latest renders shows a sleek, metal uni-body devices, one of them a dual-edge curved screen. Both devices in the render is covered with Glass, front and back. The only thing we didn't like is the camera design, it's very edgy and seems like it pops-out of the phone which will make it vulnerable to scratches.
What do you think about these latest Galaxy S6/S6 Edge concepts?
More leaks... A LIVE photos of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge appeared online showing both devices from the front in a white color. Both device are set to luanch on Sunday, March 1st.
The Leaked images show a better view of the both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to affirm the possibility that there might be no microSD card slot or a removable battery. Also, the image does show the slopes on both sides of the display on the Galaxy S6 Edge.
We have enough leaks of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge... Now we got some more leaked photos of the upcoming Samsung's flagships Earbuds. Samsung always delivers the best Sound experience for its users on its high-end device, this year Samsung made a new earbuds unique design for better sound quality
These alleged hands-on shots of the earpods that were sent to Vietnamese mobile site Tinhte show the 'phones that will be packaged with both versions of Samsung's forthcoming flagship Android handsets.
A previous rumour also suggested that Samsung was working with Sennheiser on the technology for its new included headphones, so these might be a result of that partnership. However, there is no visible Sennheiser branding on them, so either that was part of the deal or that team-up failed to materialise in time.
Gold-plated smartphones are not something new, but it sure is luxury. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge join the company's collection of 24K gold plated smartphones. Note that both smartphones feature Corning Gorilla Glass 4 glass panels in the front and at the back. It's the metallic frame hugging the two panels that gets the gold treatment along with the metal rim around the camera module.
The Karalux shop claims that it takes 3 hours for the engineers to pass the Galaxy S6 through 10 different stages to have it finally 24K gold layered. Not only that, the phone also gets an additional nano layer to prevent the gold plaint from being corroded.
Getting a 24K gold Galaxy S6 will cost you $400 (VND 8 million) + the regular price starting $685. So the total will start from $1100.
After lots of teasing, Today, Samsung has announced the Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition, a very special Galaxy S6 edge designed in collaboration with Marvel.
The Iron Man-themed Galaxy smartphone is dressed in red and gold, has 64 GB of internal memory, and will be offered in a box containing a matching wireless charging pad. A clear cover that enhances its "exclusive design" is also included. You can check out the handset in the photos on this article or the video embedded below.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition will be launched on May 27 in South Korea, and next month in China and Hong Kong. The company didn't mention other markets, which might leave many Iron Man fans disappointed. The price of the S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition wasn't unveiled, but it's probably higher than the price of a regular S6 edge 64 GB.
Samsung said nothing about an Iron Man edition of the Galaxy S6, which might mean that the curved S6 edge is the only one that's getting the superhero treatment.
Samsung has already two variants of its latest flagship, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The Korean giant is now preparing to release a third variant with a smaller design, lower specs and lower price to be called "S6 mini".
Today, First Samsung Galaxy S6 mini live photos leaked, it shows a small 4.7-inch metal-unibody device with similar design as original Galaxy S6, but no curved display. We still have no official information regarding the specs of this device.
The Galaxy S6 mini is rumored to pack a Snapdragon 808 SoC, 2 GB RAM, 4.7" screen with 720p resolution, and a 15 MP rear camera but the rear-glass body is still unconfirmed yet. It is expected to launch on August,13th along with Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+.
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ was just been officially revealed with bigger display and lots of improved specs, The new Super AMOLED stretches to 5.7 inches and keeps the resolution at Quad HD, which adds up to 518 ppi pixel density.
The Exynos 7420 powerhouse is once again powering a Galaxy flagship, just like it did the Galaxy S6 edge. It offers an Octa-core processor with 4x Cortex-A53 @1.5GHz and 4x Cortex-A57 @2.1GHz, Mali-T760MP8 graphics and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
The main camera seems to be the unchanged a 16MP snapper with optical image stabilization and f/1.9 aperture. A front 5MP selfie shooter is also onboard, again with a bright f/1.9 aperture. The connectivity package is as impressive as it can get - LTE Cat.9/Cat.6 (market dependent), Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2 with ANT+, NFC, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou), plus support for Samsung Pay via Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST).
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is powered by e 3,000 mAh battery and is capable of fast charging both on cable and wireless charger. The phone comes wireless charging enabled, buy you'll need to by the charger itself separately. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop skinned with the latest TouchWiz UI. It also supports the newest KNOX version.
The Galaxy S6 edge+ will be available in 32GB and 64GB flavors. The color options you will be able to choose from are Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and White Pearl.
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ open tomorrow with actual availability coming on August 21. The smartphone will be available via all major US carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless) as well as BestBuy. Starting tomorrow you will also be able to experience the handset yourself by visiting one of the 7,000 Samsung experience shops across the US.
LG G Flex 2 made an appearance before its scheduled announcement. A poster of the upcoming curved smartphone was caught on the CES 2015 show floor in Las Vegas.
As you can see above, LG G Flex 2 has retained the same design as its predecessor. However, we do expect that the device will bring significantly improved specs over last year's model. Earlier this week, Qualcomm teased the upcoming successor of LG G Flex. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone will boast high-end specs headed by the chipmaker's Snapdragon 800 family SoC.
LG will take the wraps off the G Flex 2 on Monday, January,5th during its official press conference. Stay tuned!
LG brought out what will certainly be one of the most innovative products at the CES 2015, the curved LG G Flex2. It's more compact and more powerful than its predecessor, more curved and heals faster.
Starting off with the display, LG's homemade P-OLED tech has improved over the last year and the new screen has 1080p resolution (up from just 720p). Meanwhile the screen diagonal has shrunken a bit to the more manageable 5.5" (down from 6").
The screen is protected by an LG-developed glass cover that is said to be 20% more durable than Gorilla Glass 3. The back has a special self-healing coating LG marked a massive improvement by cutting the heal time from 3 minutes to just 10 seconds at room temperature. Check the video below to see it in live action.
Anyway, the LG G Flex2 will be the most powerful device for a while it will be the first to bring Snapdragon 810 in consumer hands and it only renders at 1080p (not QHD!). The phone will launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop and 2GB RAM. For storage there's 16GB or 32GB, plus a microSD card.
Samsung is rumored to launch its New Note 5 series later this year (September,2015). We have some confirmed and unconfirmed reports regarding the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 5 Edge Specifications, Design and components. Here's what we know so far...
Galaxy Note 5 Design & Variants
The New Note 5 series is expected to launch in two variants (Regular and Edge). Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Edge will pack a dual-edge display, both variants will have the same design as the Galaxy S6 with the same front and back Gorilla Glass 4 panels, metal frame and unibody.
Galaxy Note 5 Hardware
We already reported before that Samsung Mobile has already began mass production of a 20nm 4GB LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM memory chips. Using the 20nm manufacturing process, these LPDDR4 chips will be reportedly 50% faster than the fastest LPDDR3 memory chips on the market and consuming 40% less power (1.1 volts) too.
These 4GB Ram chips will be Available by Late 2015 and it's reported that the Galaxy Note 5 will pack the same LPDDR4 4GB Ram chips.
The Note 5 is expected to pack the New USB Type-C which is a cable with both ends are the same, allowing for reversible plug orientation. You also don't need to worry about plugging it in upside down. In terms of speed, it's much faster than any USB 3 cable.
Galaxy Note 5 Software
The device will launch with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Out-of-the-box packing Material Design TouchWiz UI. It will indeed get an update to Android M by early next year (2016). Android M will bring lots of UI improvements and New Features that you can Check them out HERE.
Galaxy Note 5 Display
According to the latest reports, Samsung will start manufacturing Ultra HD Super AMOLED display panels with a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels for Galaxy Note 5. Samsung's Semiconductor and Display Technology leaked road-map workshop last year hinted again at having higher-resolution UHD smartphone displays in the pipeline for late 2015.
These panels will use "diamond pixel", a non-standard pixel matrix arrangement that is closer to PenTile, packing a 762ppi pixel density nobody would notice the individual pixels on the screen anyway.
Galaxy Note 5 Price
As always, The Korean giant flagship Phablet will have a flagship price as well. The Note 5 is expected to launch with a Price tag starts from $899 and Note 5 Edge variant with a Price tag starts from $999, kindly note that these prices will varry from market to market.
Galaxy Note 4 Release Date
Looking at Samsung's unpacked events date in the past 3 years, we can surely expect the Galaxy Note 5 to launch sometimes during the period between (September - October 2015). The Korean giant will held a 2nd episode of it's 2015 Unpacked event for the Note 5 and will probably unveil a New Galaxy Gear VR and Gear Smartwatch.
Samsung will be unveiling two new devices next month, Galaxy Note 5 Phablet and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, we have some details about the specs of both devices. Today, we got the first Live Photos of the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ that was surfaced on the web.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
The device is an advanced edition of the original Galaxy S6 Edge variant. The S6 Edge+ had model number (SM-G928A) with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Pre-installed along with a 3,000 mAh battery. Here's the latest live photos of the device.
The device's hardware will be slightly improved from the original variant from the in terms of CPU and GPU, keeping the same dual-edged screen.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung's upcoming phablet will be called Galaxy Note 5, latest live photos revealed showing some details regarding the device.
The Note 5 will pack a 4GB RAM which is a first among samsung devices. As for CPU, it will pack an Exynos 7422/7420 Soc, 16 MP camera with optical image stabilization and an 4,100mAh battery. The device will launch with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed.
There is still rumors of a dual-edged variant of the Note 5 to be released side-by-side with the regular variant. The announcements will be on 13th of August.
Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Note5 (5th Generation Galaxy Note). In this one, Samsung has dropped plastic completely for a metal and glass follow-up to the Galaxy S6. The bezels around the 5.7" screen are narrower, the phablet itself is almost a millimeter thinner making it easier to hold in the hand.
The Super AMOLED screen has QHD resolution as before, but the way it interacts with the S Pen stylus has been revamped. The stylus is clickable, though that only serves to get it out of its sheath. Once you do, you can start immediately taking a note even when the screen is "off" (with AMOLED the distinction is small).
As of the Specs, the Galaxy Note5 has 4GB of RAM, up from 3GB on both the Note 4 and Galaxy S6. This gives apps more playroom, but the Exynos 7420 chipset will have an even bigger impact it's currently the fastest mobile chipset on the market, Samsung didn't even need to overclock it as new competition is yet to catch up.
Storage is based on the fast UFS 2.0 standard. While it outruns regular eMMC 5.0 storage, data hoarders have been locked out of expanding the memory the base model has 32GB, you can upgrade to 64GB and that's it. No microSD slot, no 128GB option.
The camera is a 16MP sensor behind a wide f/1.9 aperture, plus optical image stabilization and auto real-time HDR. It can record 2160p video or livestream 1080p to YouTube. For selfies you get a 5MP sensor and an f/1.9 aperture. Samsung has updated the audio department with Ultra High Quality Audio, which promises "richer" sound. This feature will work over Bluetooth with new compatible Level On headphones.
The Galaxy Note5 checks wireless all boxes, but a highlight is Samsung Pay, which works over NFC or MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission). Pay will launch in the US in September so it will be ready when Note5 arrive in users' hands. Much like the storage, the battery has been sealed off. What's more the capacity dropped to 3,000mAh. Samsung is counting on Fast Charging both wired and wireless!
The Samsung Galaxy Note5 will be available for pre-order today, coming in Black Sapphire, White Pearl, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium. It will be available in the US on August 21st, with pre-orders starting today. You can go for a hands-on as soon as tomorrow in 7,000 locations across the US. Pricing will be announced by the carriers.
Samsung latest flagship devices such as Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ launched with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop that packs a whole New TouchWiz UX. The New User Interface adopts Google's Material Design even more.
In the New 2015 TouchWiz, Samsung updated all its default system apps, from music player, photo gallery to the settings, contacts app, phone dialer and multi-task manager. This release is focusing more on the Interface than adding new core-features to the software. we have to be honest, TouchWiz UI came a long way since its release with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Check the Exclusive screenshots below to Take a first look at the New TouchWiz UX (all screenshots below are taken from a Galaxy Note5), Enjoy!
After Material Design on the Android 5.0 Lollipop for Smartphones and Tablets, Google is looking to bring the Material Design UI for Desktops by updating the Chrome Browser (for PC, Mac and linux) and the Chrome OS too in a new project codenamed "Athena".
The "Athena" project is a project bringing a new kind of user experience to Chrome OS. Bringing radical changes in both the user interface and the fundamentals of the Chrome OS user experience.
These leaked screenshots from an alpha build of Chrome Os shows the New UI that will be released sometime this year, we don't know the exact version when these changes will start rolling-out. It's highly expected that we might see those changes when Google Chrome version 50 get released, currently it's on version 42.
2016 is the year that has given the hopes to the Nokia fans owing to its return to the smartphone arena. As per the terms of buyout by Microsoft, the Finnish giant's mobile business could not compete with Microsoft and hence didn't manufacture any smartphone under the Nokia brand. That agreement became void on December 31, 2015 and the fans can quite excited by the sheer imagination of what could happen in the future. One probable smartphone for a 2016 release came into limelight in leaked images before a few weeks and now once again different set of pictures of the same device have found their way to the internet.
If there is one sure shot information that can be told about the design of the smartphone, then we'd say that the device is quite boxy. This is not in a negative way, especially taking into account the all-metal body, crossed only by a pair of antenna lines on the back. Other device controllers that can be spotted on the phone are a volume adjuster on the left side and a power button below the device. On the other side, we can see a well isolated cover, most likely a space for the SIM tray and microSD card slot. That can mean IP rating, but let's not go overboard.
It is also quite compelling to see that the newly released pics of the phone seems to be from different unit, as doesn't have prototype marks of the first one. This actually adds to the genuineness of the leak and eventually would mean that the smartphone is essentially one of the three new Nokia smartphones going for a release this year.
It may be surprising, but this is true! Nokia has just launched a New Android Tablet, named it Nokia N1. The tablet is powerd by Intel Atom CPU running Android 5.0 Lollipop and Nokia Z Launcher UI on top of it.
Nokia N1 has a 7.9-inch IPS QHD display with a dual-speakers on its bottom for great sound experience, I don't need to tell you about the build quality of Nokia products.
Here are the Main Specs of the device:
- 7.9-inch, 2048x1536 (4:3) IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 3 and fully laminated zero air gap display.
- 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor, PowerVR G6430.
- GPU with 2GB RAM.
- 32GB built-in memory (non-expandable).
- 8 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera.
- Dual channel 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0.
- Micro-USB 2.0 with a Type-C reversible connector.
- Stereo speakers.
- 5300mAh battery.
- Unibody aluminum design; available in Natural Aluminum or Lava Gray colors.
The Nokia N1 will be launched in China first in Q1,2015 for an estimated price of $249 and in other markets at a later date.
HTC One A9 is latest smartphone from HTC and the first non-Nexus device to launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The handset is supposed to freshen up the HTC portfolio and give another chance of the otherwise struggling One lineup.
The HTC One A9 is built around a 5" AMOLED screen of 1080p resolution and is the first to run on the Snapdragon 617 chip. The SoC employs an octa-core processor with four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz and another four A53 ticking at 1.2GHz, Adreno 405 GPU and 2 or 3 GB of RAM depending on the version.
HTC says it designed the One A9 from scratch, blending signature elements of its previous phones, such as the antenna stripes on the back. The A9's unibody is made entirely of metal, with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 protective glass shielding the entire front.
HTC One A9 Specifications
HTC One A9 is quite thin at just 7.2mm of thickness and it seems like a pocket-friendly chap with the 5" screen and the 143g of weight.
The main camera of the One A9 packs 13MP sensor with optical image stabilization and 1080p video recording (the Snapdragon 617 doesn't support 4K). It supports RAW capturing and Hyperlapse (stabilized time-lapse) videos. The front snapper has a 4MP UltraPixel sensor and a bright F/2.0 aperture.
HTC One A9 comes with either 16 or 32GB of storage, expandable via a microSD slot. LTE connectivity is naturally supported, while a new high-power DAC that promises unmatched audio experience.
The Home key of the HTC One A9 doubles as an always-on fingerprint scanner, which will unlock your device even while the display is turned off. You can also use the sensor for Play Store payments thanks to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow running on the A9 right out of the box.
HTC One A9 is powered by a 2150 mAh battery, which supports Quick Charge 2.0 (and 3.0), though you'll have to buy a proper 15W HTC charger if you want to charge your battery lightning fast.
HTC One A9 will be available worldwide in a price of 600 EURO (about $580) by Early November,2015.
HTC has announced the latest member of their Desire family. The new HTC Desire 820 is the successor to the popular Desire 816 and is the second HTC phone to have a 64-bit processor.
The Desire 820 is the first phone to run on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939), which has an octa-core CPU with eight Cortex-A53 cores, four of them clocked at 1.5GHz and four at 1.0GHz, along with Adreno 405 GPU. The SoC is based on the 64-bit architecture and HTC will update the phone to Android L, which is designed to take advantage of 64-bit processing.
The Desire 820 also has a 5.5-inch, 1280x720px display, 13 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel front camera, and BoomSound speakers. The phone will offer Cat 4 LTE connectivity.
The HTC One M8 is now six months old. But HTC is certainly developing a successor to the M8, which may or may not be called The "One M9" or may be the "One M+"... Who knows!
Of course, HTC hasn't confirmed anything about this, but we heard that an M9, and even an M9 Prime could be released in early 2015. Until and if that happens, allow us to introduce you to a new as opposed to the old ones HTC M9 concept design that might not be too different from a real HTC-made device.
This new HTC M9 concept proposes a 7mm-thin body made with aluminum and titanium. The imaginary handset is obviously a high-end one that brings improvements over HTC's current flagship. Its display should be a 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD) sapphire crystal one. Other features: BoomSound+ speakers, 5.1 MP front-facing camera, 12 MP Duo rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization, Qualcomm's new 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a 3500 mAh battery. Storage space varies from 32 GB to 128 GB.
Looks like HTC is working on Mid-Range Smartphone for the Desire family. Its codename is "HTC A11". We got the first leaked photos of an A11 proto-type.
The A11 is going to be a mid-range offering, but one that will come with a 64-bit chipset, which will be the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916). This is the first ever 64-bit SoC from Qualcomm, and it was unveiled in December of last year. It has a 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, and an Adreno 306 GPU.
HTC's upcoming handset will also sport a 4.7-inch FWVGA (480x854) touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera sans LED flash, and a VGA front snapper. It shall run Android 4.4.2 KitKat with an HTC overlay on top. As you can see from the images above, it won't have dual front-facing speakers like higher-end devices in HTC's portfolio.
HTC seems to be preparing a Windows Phone 8.1 Edition of the HTC One M8. Verizon posted a high-quality render images on its official website of the phone
These image confirms the existence of an UltraPixel Duo rear camera with dual LED flash, so the Windows Phone 8.1 variant of the One M8 certainly seems to be identical to the Android model just as previously reported. The upcoming handset should offer a 5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, BoomSound speakers, a 5 MP front-facing camera, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage space. Like the Android-based One M8, the Windows version is made out of metal, and supports HTC's Dot View case.
We're expecting HTC to announce the One M8 for Windows next week, on August,19th. The handset could be available to buy via Verizon as soon as August 21st, for an unknown price.
HTC has announced the Butterfly 2 for the Asian markets. The phone was previously launched on KDDI in Japan as the J Butterfly but will now be available in other Asian markets, including Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
The HTC Butterfly 2 has a 5.0-inch, Full HD display, Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB storage space, microSD card slot, HTC Duo Camera with 13 megapixel main sensor with f/2.0, 28mm lens and additional depth sensor on the back, 1080p video recording, 5 megapixel front camera, water and dust resistant body, 2700mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Butterfly 2 also has HTC's BoomSound speakers. On top of that, HTC has collaborated with Harman Kardon to come up with the LiveStage Signal Processing Technology. The device will be go on sale on September,2nd.
HTC's Android 5.0 Lollipop update is coming on Early February,2015. In the Update HTC is working on integrating its Sense UI into the Lollipop to bring the HTC Sense 6.5 along. In the latest Leaked screenshots of the Sene 6.5, HTC fully integrated Lollipop's recent apps switcher, a rolodex-style cards interface that gives you a visually appealing interface for jumping between your most recently used apps. The last bit HTC borrowed from AOSP was the ability to search for specific settings inside the Settings app.
Beyond all that, HTC is looking to bring something of their own. It's Easy Mode, which makes the user interface much simpler to use for those who might find the default smartphone experience too daunting for them.
Easy Mode's interface will put the most important apps right in your face, with a button to access all apps sitting below all that. You can add and remove apps at your own discretion so those who opt to use this mode do get a bit of customization. It should be easy enough to switch between the two modes, so those who start off using Easy Mode can graduate to the full home-screen experience to lay things out exactly as they want it.
It's Here, the first leaked photos of the HTC One M9 (codenamed Hima). Visually very similar to the predecessor, the device is only distinguishable by a different main camera on the back.
The square cutout is to house the new 20.7MP sensor which is set to replace HTC's rather unsuccessful attempts at camera innovation. The UltraPixel concept gathered a lot of criticizm for its uninspiring good light performance and lack of 4K video recording and was replaced in the company's upper-midrange, with the flagship to follow.
The HTC One M9 (Hima) is reported to keep the predecessor's screen size and resolution at 5 inches and 1920x1080 pixels, contrary to most of this year's flagships, which are keen to jump on the QHD bandwagon. The Snapdragon 810 will power the device, coupled with 3GB of RAM.
Note: The source have removed the Photos as a request from HTC, which adds some authenticity to these photos.
HTC is trying to bring a new look to its current flagship device, the HTC One M8. In a partnership with Singapore's Phunk design studio, HTC released a Phunk limited Edition of the One M8 today.
Only 64 of these smartphones will be made, so this is definitely a very limited edition type situation.
The campaign has to do with Phunk's upcoming exhibition, which will take place throughout Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong this year. The One M8 Phunk edition celebrates that.
A German retailer called" Cyberport", accidentally listed the HTC One (M9) along with its official press photos and specs, set to arrive on two color options gunmetal grey with black accents and silver with gold accents. Now the images don't exactly align with previous leaks which showed new design for the speaker grilles so this might be a mere publicity stunt by the retailer.
Though the listing has been redacted now, the images and specs were already downloaded. Bearing a close resemblance to the HTC One (M8) design, the new One (M9) features 5-inch display and fresh batch of rumors based on leaked wallpapers point towards 1080p resolution. Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, it packs 3GB RAM, 32GB on-board storage and up to 128GB microSD expansion support.
Measuring 9.61 mm thick, One (M9) will run Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7. In the front is a 4MP UltraPixel camera and at the back is a 20MP camera with dual-LED flash. HTC has packed 2900mAh battery to power this smartphone. The Device will be announced on March,1st.
Here's the Official Press Photos of the HTC One M9 in its all 4 Colors (Gunmetal Gray, Amber Gold, Silver/Rose-Gold, Gold/Pink). HTC made some design modifications and used a Dual-tone Metal unibody. Enjoy the photos!
Finally, HTC has just officially announced the One M9+ at a press event held in Beijing, China.
The HTC One M9+ features a 5.2" QHD 1440 x2560 pixels display and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7 UI. It packs 32GB built-in storage and has a 20MP rear f/2.2 camera with secondary lens on the top for depth-sensing. For the selfie enthusiasts, there is a UltraPixel camera in the front. One major highlight of this smartphone is the 2.2GHz MediaTek MT6795T chipset armed with an octa-core CPU and 3GB RAM.
HTC BoomSound speakers with Dolby Surround sound support come on the front along with a home button which integrates a fingerprint sensor with support for the AliPay payment system in China. There is no clarity on whether the One M9+ if sold outside China will bear fingerprint sensor. The device also offers a 2840 mAh battery to power the smartphone. HTC will introduce the phone in three color options Gunmetal grey, Amber Gold, and Silver Gold color options.
HTC also announced that the HTC One M9+ won't be launching North America or Europe and it's currently exclusive to China users.
"The One M9+ is not currently planned to be released in North America or Europe, where we believe our flagship HTC One M9 is the best choice for blazing fast performance, incredible sound, and network compatibility across the broadest range of operators," - HTC official
Samsung has officially release its largest tablet ever to the worldwide market and it's called the "Galaxy View". The Samsung Galaxy View packs a huge 18.4" TFT LCD display of 1080p resolution resulting in a pixel density of 123ppi.
The Galaxy View comes with a handle for an easy carry, as it weighs 2.65kg and measures 275.8 x 451.8 x 11.9mm. Rubber feet at the bottom keep it from sliding about and the back features a 2-way stand. Samsung says the tablet's 5700mAh can provide up to 8 hours of continuous video playback, although it's pretty clear you won't be going away from a power socket often. You'll be further enjoying the video content with a dual 4W stereo speaker setup.
Powering the Galaxy View is an 1.6GHz octa-core CPU and 2GB of RAM, part of the Samsung Exynos 7580 chipset. Internal storage is either 32GB or 64GB and is expandable via the microSD card slot on board. Above the display, there's a 2.1MP camera for video conferencing. The connectivity suite includes Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and an LTE model with a nano-SIM slot.
The company is shipping the tablet with a Media UX skin on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop and is placing a strong accent on video watching. The Samsung Galaxy View is available online from US store Adorama reveals with a price of $599 for the LTE version.
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The Galaxy Note 7 is a popular handset and by now, we have a pretty good idea about how it will look and its expected specifications. However, it never hurts to see a few more leaked photos just to get a sneak peak at the smartphone before its release. The dual-Edge display with a possible 5.7/5.8-inch panel can be seen once again in this image, along with the three lens setup required for its iris scanner to work. Both of these features are a first for a Samsung device and from the looks of it, the Note 7 is all set to be the pioneer here.
The only confusion regarding the Note 7 lies in the processor and RAM department. It was rumoured earlier that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will sport the Snapdragon 821 chipset, which is supposed to be about 30% more powerful than even the mighty SD 820. It has almost been confirmed that the Note 7 will also sport 6 gigs of RAM, as is becoming the new norm for 2016 flagships. However, a latest Geekbench score and associated results revealed that the Note 7 on Verizon which was tested on the benchmarking app has only 4GB of RAM and the same SD 820 SoC! We will found what's what soon when it's unveiled on August 2 officially.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
A feature that was introduced by HTC's own Zoe Cam and made popular by the iphone 6s via Live Photos, is now going to be adopted by Samsung's upcoming flagship. The basic technology works by bringing a photo alive with the help of a video that captures footage from both before and after the shot, but spans no more than 1-2 seconds. The process results in an animated snap with audio.
If the rumors are to believed, then Samsung will call their version of the feature, "Vivid Photo." However, it won't work exactly like the iPhone 6s' Live Photo feature because the snaps won't have any audio accompanying them. That being said, Samsung is not the one to lose out in a battle of features so Vivid Photo will supposedly stitch together photos of much higher quality when compared to the ones produced by the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
The obvious question that comes next is why did Samsung ditch the audio? Samsung wanted Vivid Photo to be a feature that can be shared via messaging and social networking sites, rather than being a proprietary end-to-end affair. In other words, the Samsung Galaxy S7 probably has come up with a feature that will allow you to create high quality GIF images fit for easy sharing and enjoying on most systems and devices.
Despite the current trend for curved TV displays, lots of people think its another fancy gimmick. So, Samsung gave you a choice to decide with its New bendable TV that can bends before you Eyes, Yes... Samsung New Flexible/Bendable TV is flat and with a push of a button can turn into curved, so you can have both features on the same TV, Check the video below to see it.
This is Samsung world's first flexible/bendable TV in South Korea and its already Available for sale for a Premium price of $260,000. This Flexible 105-inch biggest appeal is that you'll no longer have to choose between a curvedscreen or a flat one, because it's the first TV that can be both. Just press a button on the remote control and it transforms itself from a flat screen to one that's curved.
As far as pricing goes we don't have any details yet, but we think it's safe to assume that it won't be cheap. Certainly not if Samsung's latest "regular" curved screen 4K TV is anything to go by, anyway.
Despite the current trend for curved TV displays, lots of people think its another fancy gimmick. So, Samsung gave you a choice to decide with its New bendable TV, Yes... Samsung New Flexible/Bendable TV is flat and with a push of a button can turn into curved, so you can have both features on the same TV, Check the video below to see it.
This is Samsung world's first flexible/bendable TV in South Korea and its already Available for sale. The 78-inch UN78S9B biggest appeal is that you'll no longer have to choose between a bendy screen or a flat one, because it's the first TV that can be both. Just press a button on the remote control and it transforms itself from a flat screen to one that's curved.
As far as pricing goes we don't have any details yet, but we think it's safe to assume that it won't be cheap. Certainly not if Samsung's latest "regular" curved screen 4K TV is anything to go by, anyway.
Finally, Samsung announced the long-rumored long-waited Galaxy ALPHA. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is Now Official is Russia, it was released on a glitzy yachting event in Moscow. The Alpha is supposed to be revealed on an event this month to go on sale during mid-September to compete with the iPhone 6 on the markets.
The announcements was not very public, the original images from the event were taken down but we managed to get some photos. We also got a poster of the final official specifications of the this premium Metallic "Alpha" phone.
Samsung Galaxy ALPHA will pack Exynos 5 Octa chipset, 4.7" 720p display, 32GB of non-expandable memory, and Android 4.4.4 out of the box. A 12MP camera, 2.1 selfie front-camera, and 1,850 mAh battery are also tipped to be on board. All this laong with a full metal premium Quality body. Check the hands-on Photos below.
Samsung Galaxy ALPHA Photos
Samsung has just officially announced the Samsung Galaxy ALPHA, a premium device that has a Metal Frame on all sides with a leather back. The Galaxy Alpha is a preemptive strike against a bigger iPhone, it measures just 6.7mm thick and weighs 115g. This device has the Highest build-Quality among all Samsung devices.
The ALPHA flagship packs a larger screen, however, a 4.7" Super AMOLED with 720p resolution. The phone's heart is an Exynos 5 Octa built up of four Cortex-A15 cores (1.8GHz) and four Cortex-A7 cores (1.3GHz). There's 2GB of RAM and 32GB of non-expandable storage.
It will run Android 4.4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz on top including S Health and Ultra-low power mode. The phone will pack a fingerprint reader, heart-rate sensor and will be compatible with the Samsung Gear smartwatches.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha boasts LTE Cat. 6 connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 . All of that will be powered by a relatively small 1,860mAh battery. Color options include White, Silver, Gold and Blue.
This smartphone will launch in 150 countries during September. It will launch at $690 - €515 price tag.
Samsung has just officially launched the "Galaxy A" family and launched two Smartphones, Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3. These two Android smartphones is targeting young buyers with entry-level and mid-range specs, variety of colors, and decidedly premium all-metal unibody.
Samsung Galaxy A5 packs 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM.There's 16GB of built-in memory, which can be further expanded via microSD card slot.
The device's display is a 5" HD Super AMOLED unit 720p resolution. A 13MP main camera, 5MP front-facing unit, and full connectivity suite that includes LTE round up the highlights in its spec sheet. Samsung Galaxy A5 boots TouchWiz-ed Android 4.4 KitKat. Physical measures of the Samsung Galaxy A5 are 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7mm, while its weight tips the scale at 123 grams. The handset is powered by a 2,300mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A3 on the other hand packs 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and a gig of RAM. Onboard memory is 8GB, which can be further expanded via microSD card slot. The display of the Galaxy A3 is a 4.5" qHD Super AMOLED unit. The device's main camera is an 8MP unit, coupled with 5MP front-facing snapper. Full connectivity suite is also on board, headed by Cat4 LTE. Like its bigger brother, the A3 boots Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI.
We already had a look at Samsung's upcoming Lollipop ROM that packs a New version for TouchWiz UI with a themes App that can change the color, wallpaper, icons and style of the whole User interface. Today, we get even a closer look with more leaked screenshots of the TouchWiz Themes App.
Themes allow users to change the appearance of the UI background, wallpaper, icons, ringtones, fonts and colors and are nothing new really. Sony has had a great theme engine for some time now and so do lots of makers. It's good to see Samsung hop on board as well.
The images show the new Themes option in the homescreen edit section along with a settings menu entry and the themes pictured in better detail. The leak features the Samsung basic, the Natural, Craft, one we can't see and Sweet.
You might know about "Burj Khalifa", a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates which is currently considering the tallest man-made structure in the world, standing at 829.8 meter.
Well, what you don't know that this enormous building, Burj Khalifa, was constructed by Samsung Engineering & Construction of South Korea.
Yes, One of Samsung's divisions built Burj Khalifa making it on Top list of the construction firms worldwide. However, there were some partners with Samsung on constructing the tower but the Korean giant made the main design and the engineering work (Photo below shows a Samsung's Engineer working on construction site at burj khalifa, Year 2010).
South Korean's Samsung Engineering & Construction made many other buildings and projects all around the world. You can check the source link below to know more about the Burj Khalifa project in company's official website.
Finally, Samsung Galaxy A8 is now official, the Korean giant has just revealed the device's specifications and photos. The handset is now listed on the Korean manufacturer's China website and we can finally say that the company's thinnest phone to date is a reality and relieve ourselves of the sea of information that has been bombarding the rumor mill.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 has a metal frame with a curvature very similar to that of the Galaxy S6, but the glass on the back has been replaced by aluminum, as is typical for the A-series. The handset has a profile of just 5.9mm and packs a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, yet still manages to keep things on the light side weighing in at 151 grams quite modest for a phablet.
Inside the A8, there is a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, with one cluster of Cortex-A53 cores working at 1.0 GHz and another ticking at 1.5 GHz. RAM is 2GB, onboard storage can be either 16GB or 32GB and there is also a microSD card slot. The memory expansion slot is shared with the second SIM slot so you can't get both dual-SIM and microSD at the same time, though.
In terms of connectivity the Samsung Galaxy A8 offers 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with Glonass and Beidou support, as well as NFC.
The camera setup consists of a 16MP main shooter, which, according to previous rumors is not identical to the one in the S6 and S6 edge and has a reduced pixel size of 1.0 µm to conserve space. It still has OIS and a bright f/1.9 aperture.
Another high-end feature present in the Galaxy A8 is a fingerprint reader, just like the flagship models. The unit is powered by a 3,050 mAh battery and Samsung promises 304 hours of standby time. As far as we currently know, color options include white, black and gold.
Samsung has announced its Thinnest and Lightest tablet ever, the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" and Galaxy Tab S2 8.0" today. The two variants are launching with Lollipop pre-installed and many other features, all the details revealed below.
"The Galaxy Tab S2 is not only our thinnest and lightest tablet of its size ever, it also gives users quick, easy access to a wealth of superior viewing and productivity features, We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the most complete personal visual device designed for consumers to carry and use anywhere." - said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung.
Specs-wise, the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 sports a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display, packs in a 5870mAh battery, and weighs in at 389g. Rest of its specifications are same as that of the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. Both variants are available in Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and LTE configurations, come with a touch-enabled Fingerprint Scanner, and offer Multitasking.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is powered by an octa-core processor (quad 1.9GHz + quad 1.3GHz), and sports an 8-inch Super AMOLED display with 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution. It comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB/64GB expandable internal storage options, and packs in a 4000mAh battery. Both variants will launch this month with a price tag that start from $450.
Earlier this year we have reported that Samsung has officially announced that it's building on a bendable/foldable smartphone for this year. Well, it looks like we are getting really close to see this device on markets, it packs codename "Samsung Project Valley" and it has faced some delays and expected to be ready to launch by January,2016.
Samsung is reportedly testing both Snapdragon 620 and 820 for the phone. It doesn't become clear if that's for two separate versions of the phone or just looking for the most suitable chipset. Either way, it will have 3GB of RAM.
The battery will be non-removable, as the Korean will have to design a custom battery for this device but Samsung Project Valley will allegedly have a microSD slot. The screen will certainly be OLED, there are no bendy LCDs.
Stay tuned for more info regarding Samsung Project Valley and this whole new series of foldable devices coming from Samsung very soon.
We know that the Galaxy A5 (2017) is coming, but it isn't official yet. However, that hasn't stopped leaks and rumors from giving us a pretty good idea about what to expect when Samsung does make it official later in this month. We now have a fully-fledged video review from Neil Potgieter on YouTube, where he evidently has access to the A5 (2017). As the model isn't even announced yet by Samsung, we are guessing that he must have somehow gotten access to a prototype of the device. Take a look yourself to know more.
If you are not aware or if you simply don't remember, here's a reminder about what to expect from the Galaxy A5 (2017).
Model number: SM-A520F
Display: 5.2-inch Full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED display
SoC: Exynos 7880 Octa-core processor (Four 1.87GHz Cortex A-72 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex A-53 cores with Mali-T860MP4 GPU)
Battery: 3,000mAh (probably)
Storage: 32GB internal with expandable micro-SD card slot
Camera: 16-mp front camera (probably) and 16-mp rear camera
OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
USB Type-C, Always-On display
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)