Well, looks like HTC is not done yet... an alleged live photos of HTC One M9 Plus Proto-type device leaked online. The Photos shows an HTC device with a slightly different design, slightly bigger display, huge rear camera sensor cutout in circular as opposed to squarish in the original One M9 that already debuted.
HTC One M9 Plus might debut with two different chipsets - a MediaTek MT6795 model could cater to the Chinese market, while a Snapdragon 810 version will be sold elsewhere. The rest of the device's rumored specs include 5.2" QHD display, fingerprint scanner, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable memory.
We should expect to see the M9 Plus anytime during Q2,2015.
Battery life is usually number one on the list of concerns that users have when choosing a new mobile device. Battery technology has been slow to keep up with the devices that are with us all day long, and so manufacturers have had to take other routes larger devices for larger batteries, or faster charging. But, a new breakthrough with sound waves could let you leave your charger behind for good.
Researchers with Queen Mary University of London have teamed up with Nokia to build the first prototype smartphone that can be charged using only sound waves. QMUL's Dr. Joe Briscoe and Dr. Steve Dunn first came upon the idea last year when they noticed that playing music improved the performance of solar cells. From there, the team developed a nanogenerator capable of collecting energy from ambient sound. The key to the nanogenerator was zinc oxide, which can create voltage when it expands and contracts. Zinc oxide was formed into nanorods which could generate five volts of electricity, enough to charge a phone.
The team has already been able to cut costs of production for the nanogenerators, but the technology still needs time to mature and be built to scale. Ultimately though, it could mean that mobile devices of the future will be charged with the everyday sounds around you, like traffic, music, or even just talking. As the technology matures, it could extend battery life, or mean that you'll never have to plug in your phone again.
Today, some photos of the LG's upcoming flagship device, LG G4 Note, has been leaked by an XDA user. G4 Note is expected to become available at the end of April. If these photos are confirmed to be a G4 Note's proto-type, then they are indeed confirms several rumors we have been seeing and can now confirm, they show a sleek metal body, a stylus and that the device is running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
As for specs, we're apparently going to see a screen size "in the 5-inch range like its predecessor, the G3". This will have QHD (2,560x1,440) resolution, and will sport a "curved touch". This may have been revealed by the aforementioned leaked images, and has been rumored before.
The official announcement of the LG G4 Note should come anytime soon.
Sony fans are all eagerly waiting for the Sony Xperia Z4, we now have some live photos of the Z4 which shows a device that isn't different from the one that was previously unveiled.
Compared to the Z3, the Xperia Z4 has larger front-facing speakers, but that's the only meaningful change. The new Z4 render can be seen in the slideshow below, alongside some previously leaked photos.
It's said that Sony will release 1080p and Quad HD versions of the Z4, both likely sporting 5.2-inch displays. Other features are expected to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, a 20.7 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera, and 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM.
Microsoft is working on a keyboard for Android Wear devices. The company has now released a proto-type version of the keyboard, which can be downloaded from the company's website.
The Microsoft keyboard is a bit different than the ones we have seen so far, wherein it doesn't have actual keys but uses the screen to let you draw characters on the screen, which are then converted into actual characters.
I suppose this is a better way to enter text on your watch but if you stop and think about it, you are still that guy who enters text on your smartwatch. Why you wouldn't use voice or just use your phone is beyond me.