The iPhone 12 mini is probably the smallest and most affordable iPhone. It seems to be designed for people who want the newest iPhone, super-fast processing speeds, latest photography technology, and 5G connectivity, but don't want to spend their whole salary on just a phone. Launched alongside the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, the iPhone 12 mini is the smallest, thinnest, and lightest iPhone which seems to give tough competition to rivals. But the phone isn't small in terms of features at all.
This new iPhone is a trend-breaker as Apple has never made an affordable variant of a flagship smartphone before. And it's clearly recognizing the tough competition and demand for budget-friendly smartphones. If you're interested in buying the new iPhone 12 mini, this article contains all the information you'll need to know before making a purchase decision. The iPhone 12 mini starts at $699 / £699 / AU$1,199. That's for 64GB of storage, and the price goes up for more storage. The iPhone 12 mini comes without earbuds in the box.
The iPhone 12 mini looks are similar to the regular iPhone 12 model, other than being smaller. Both phones have lots of similar features with the iPhone 11, but the phone looks somehow similar to iPhone 5S - as it has flat edges like an older iPhone, but the aluminum builds, square rear camera block and screen with a big notch in the middle are taken from the iPhone 11. The phone has IP68 protection, so it's dust-proof and can withstand dunks in water to a depth of six meters for up to half an hour.
Apple calls the iPhone 12 mini "the smallest, thinnest, lightest 5G phone in the world", and given how big most 5G phones are, that sounds pretty reasonable and a smart marketing move. The iPhone 12 mini comes in black, white, red, navy, and pale green colors. It's also got the same MagSafe magnetic ring at the back, enabling you to clip on cases, wallets, and wireless charging pads. The cameras here are a 12MP f/1.6 main and 12MP f/2.4 ultra-wide snapper, and that's the same as the iPhone 12. There's video recording at 4K 60fps, which is pretty good. Apple improved Night Mode, which is available for both the rear and front cameras, and which apparently picks up 27% more light than the Night Mode on its predecessor.
Samsung has a tradition of launching the Galaxy S series around Feb or March since the first S series. And now we have rumors of an early launch, which is hard to believe but because of the uncertain situation amid the pandemic, anything can happen. Recently, a reputable leaker with a Twitter handle named job_processor uploaded a tweet about the early release of the Galaxy S series.
He isn't always right but now seems very confident about his claim. He said that Samsung will announce the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 ultra on 14 January 2021, with pre-orders starting within a week. He also said that devices will be available for sale in the open market from 29 January. He further mentions the color of the devices as black, white, silver, violet, and pink in the same tweet. We already have a few leaks suggesting that Samsung is considering an early launch for the S21 series due to the coronavirus situation, though this is the first time anyone mentions January as the releasing month.
Other leaks regarding colors gave almost the same color options ranging grey, pink, and violet for the Galaxy S21, black and silver for the Galaxy S21+, and black, silver, and violet for the S21 ultra. Bear in mind that these are just rumors and no official release dates. Even if the rumor isn't true, we will have the S21 series by March 2021 in the market. The previous Galaxy S9 was released on 25 February and went on sale from 16 March. The Galaxy S10 was announced on 20 Feb and hit the market on 8 March, and the Galaxy S20 was announced on 11 Feb and went on sale from 6 March. In terms of price, we'd expect the devices to be in a similar position, with the Galaxy S21 being the cheapest and the Galaxy S21 ultra.
Although, it's been only a few months since the iPhone 12 came on the market. Apple is already working to release its next flagship smartphone - the iPhone 13. It is expecting to include four different models - the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 mini, the iPhone 13 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. But when can we expect Apple to release its next phone?
Apple hasn't said anything on the release date, but based on Apple's release history, we can predict when the company will launch the iPhone 13 series. While the pandemic has caused some uncertainty, tech companies adopt virtual events instead of keeping delaying the release. We can expect to get a first look at the iPhone 13 at an event somewhere in September. It is too early to suggest that whether this launch event will be conducted online or have some physical presence.
A few years ago, CNET came up with a compiled Labor Day hypothesis. Based on the 2021 calendar, the Labor day rule would put the September Apple event and the unveiling of the iPhone 13 on September 8 with a September 17 release date. We don't know if this true, until Apple announces an event, and shows off the phone.
iPhone 13 is rumored to have a 120Hz always-on display that could make it easier to check the time and notifications. The always-on feature is similar to existing Android phones. Users can see the clock, battery charge percentage, and notifications as they arrive. It is expected that the 120Hz refresh rate might be limited to the iPhone 13 Pro variants.
So far, there isn't anything on a design change for the upcoming iPhone 13. Another leak suggests that the phone will be using MagSafe magnets which attach the device to the charger and other accessories and have a stronger bond than usual. Apple hasn't confirmed any of these details, so we have to wait for more leaks and news on this matter.
Although no many people find expandable storage of any use, a lot of people prefer to have a MicroSD card slot on a phone. Unfortunately, a lot of phones nowadays don't use this extra storage space. These manufacturers choose not to include the MicroSD card slot merely because it takes up precious space that could be filled by more important components.
Xiaomi though might have a different approach for this. Every smartphone uses a SIM card slot for the SIM, so why not have a SIM card that is also a microSD card. This will save the extra spaced needed for a microSD card slot taking up on your phone.
A patent found by IT Home shows how Xiaomi is working on the revolutionary storage technology that may end up the need for separate slots altogether. The card would have the usual SIM technology on one side and then storage technology on the other side. This would, of course, require a specialized SIM tray that can read both ends. The only drawback here is that only Xiamoi phones could use this kind of technology. As this technology is patent by the company.
It may seem like a brilliant idea but it might be too late. Since eSIM technology is going to be a more popular form of technology in smartphones, and there might not be even a space for a physical SIM tray the card in the upcoming few years. However, between now and then Xiamoi could entice people looking for expandable storage to buy its products.
Xiaomi has announced the latest smartphone - Xiaomi Mi 10T series consisting of Mi 10T standar, Mi 10T lite, and Mi 10T prp. It feels like Xiaomi is focusing on the budget smartphones once again, that doesn't come with a higher price ta. That's the kind of smartphones, company is known for, though the Mi 10 smartphones were more like premium devices. The Mi 10T Pro costs £599 (around $700 / AU$990), the Mi 10T is £469 (about $600 / AU$820) and the Mi 10T Lite costs £229 (around $300 / AU$450) for 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, though you can purchase the more storage options for extra money.
Those prices set the two upper-tier smartphones in the pretty affordable category, and the lite model stands as the most affordable phone in its markets right now. Regarding availability, you can purchase the phones in the UK now, and these will possibly come to Australia too as Xiaomi releases some of its devices there. he Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite has the most rear cameras of the lot with a 64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth snapper. There's also a 16MP camera on the front for selfies.
In comparison, the standard Mi 10T has the same main sensor but a 13MP ultra-wide snapper and a 5MP macro camera. The selfie camera is slightly more high-spec at 20MP. Finally, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has a 108MP main camera, but the same other cameras as the standard model. Users of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro might find the lack of a telephoto camera an oddity, as that phone actually had two.
All three of these Mi 10T phones support 5G network. The Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T pro are powered by Snapdragon 865, which was the fastest processor in the start of the year but was replaced by the much powerful 865 plus recently. The Mi 10T lite has the newly-launched Snapdragon 750G, which is more of a mid-range processor but it's optimized to be great for gamers. The processor is paired with 6GB RAM in Mi 10T lite model you can choose between 6GB or 8GB RAM, comes with 128GB storage. The Xiaomi Mi 10T light has a 4,820mAh battery, whereas the other two comes with 5,000mAh battery, and all these three phones support 33W fast charging.
108MP camera seems to be a hot selling point for premium smartphones this year. We have seen a high-resolution camera up to 108MP in the past 12 months or so, including the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ultra. But all of these phones were expensive and not something everyone could afford. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ultra was nearly over $1,000 which is an insane price tag.
Now, we leak by a reputable leaker with username ‘digital chat station' on Weibo social network that is surprisingly pleasant. According to him, the first 108MP Redmi phone is in the last phases of the manufacturing process and we might have it soon. He further added that it's part of three new upcoming Redmi Note 9 series devices that are expected in mid-November rather than a Redmi Note 10 series.
According to him, the phone will feature a Samsung Isocell HM2 sensor. This is a new 108MP camera sensor from the company and features a 0.7-micron pixel with a 1/1.52 inch sensor size - slightly smaller in both categories than the company's earlier 108MP camera sensors. The HM2 still features new binding technology, combining data from nine adjacent pixels into one for a crisper and cleaner image.
This isn't the first time we have such a leak, as the earlier leaks suggest that a phone called J17 by Redmi might have a 108MP camera and a telephoto macro camera. The "J17" lines up with a Xiaomi device with model number M2007J17C/M2007J17G that was previously spotted on certification websites and could offer 33W charging. The Redmi Note 9 Pro max is currently one of the most popular high-end devices in India. So, if the new phone fall in the budget-category, we could be looking at the cheapest 108MP phone.
Redmi is doing great with a growing number of units being sold. According to sources, Redmi has already sold around 200 million Note series devices. Redmi Note 10 series is the next smartphone due to release in India and just before the launching date, the Global VP of Xiaomi, Manu Kumar Jain has posted a tweet teasing the launch of the Redmi Note 10 in India. The tweet was retweeted and shared by employees and fans of Redmi Note series.
Every video of them includes a #SM10thChallenge. In the video, he says that the company will be making an announcement on Feb 10 at 10:00 IST. He tweeted, "Got the moves to be as smooth as the smoothest @RedmiIndia smartphone yet? The biggest Not-fication of the year is almost there! Unlock it with Me!, Upload your dance move with the #SM10TH challenge. 10 fans to win BIG!". We don't know what they have decided, but in the company's own words, the price will be BIG.
Redmi Note 9 series was launched back in March 2020, that features a 60Hz LCD. Although a high refresh rate wasn't a trend earlier last year, the realme 6 pro came with 90Hz panels. Still, Xiaomi managed to sell a good amount of Note 9 series in the region. We don't know if the Note 10 series devices would have LCD or AMOLED display, but it is likely that it would come with 90Hz or 120Hz to compete with the latest smartphones.
As per news and leaks, there will be two devices inside the Note 10 series - Redmi Note 10 vanilla model and Note 10 Pro. The former will be available in white, green, or grey colors, while the latter will be available in bronze, blue, and grey variants. As for specs, nothing is final unless we have any words from the official sources or we have the phone in our hands. The devices have already received India's BIS certification. The Note 10 will feature 4/6GB RAM while the Note 10 Pro will feature 6/8GB RAM with 64GB and 128GB internal storage.
When Xiaomi launched its flagship smartphone Mi 11 earlier this year, the company skipped the Pro variant which was used to be a part of the series from day one. The standard Xiaomi Mi 11 was released in China in December 2020 and internationally it went for sale in February 2021. So far, Xiaomi didn't say anything about the release date of the Pro model, but we have already been getting leaks on the price, specs, and release date.
While we are expecting the Xiaomi Mi 11 to be part of a series, there will be lite or ultra variants as well. We are waiting for that to be the case though, so for now, we have various rumors and leaks of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro. A Weibo user has recently revealed that the Mi 11 Pro will be launched somewhere in mid-March. He also suggested that the flagship smartphone will be launched alongside the Mi 11 Pro Ultra. This is still a rumor but it aligns with another rumor that predicts the launch of the phone in March.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is said to retain the design of the Mi 11 but there will be some upgrades in the areas of photography and charging speed. The Mi 11 Pro will have a periscope telephoto lens and 120W fast charging technology that is similar to the technology on Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative edition. Further, the Mi 11 Pro is expected to feature a 6.8-inch quad curved display with a resolution of 3200x1400p.
The display will feature a 120Hz refresh rate and 480 touch sampling rate. Recently, a set of renders appeared online. The renders give us a look at the rear camera design of the Pro variant. Numerous reports suggest that the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro will feature a massive 4,700mAh battery and Xiaomi's blazing-fast 120W wired charging technology.
The Huawei P40 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the tech industry. The company is facing some real problems in the manufacturing area after the Trump administration banned the company. Because of the ongoing Huawei ban, the company can't use any Google apps including the Play Store. This instantly makes it undesirable for the majority of the people using Google and its apps on the daily basis. When the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, it had everything to be a rock star of the industry but because it lacked the apps, not many people outside China wanted it.
Despite an unseen future of Huawei and other Chinese smartphone manufacturers, tech enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the upcoming Huawei phones. As per rumors the Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 lite, there could be another P40 Pro Premium Edition too with thee perhaps. While Samsung and Apple are releasing their phones this year, and many more coming later in 2020, the phone needs a serious implementation of hardware and software specs to be considered by consumers.
Huawei has officially confirmed the release date of the phone - that is the end of March. This may not come as a surprise of many as the P30 and P30 Pro were unveiled in March 2019, the P20 and P20 Pro were launched back in March 2018. Huawei isn't launching the phone at MWC 2020 event, maybe the company is looking for dedicated limelight for the phone. The Huawei P40 price is a more interesting conversation. At launch, the Huawei P30 cost £699 / AU$1,099 (roughly $910), and the P30 Pro started at £899 (AU$1,599, around $1,140), which were both pricier than the previous year's entries. Interestingly, despite of the ban, the company still aims to launch the phone worldwide.
The premium smartphone space in India has been completely dominated by Samsung and Apple till now, but over the recent years, things started to change in favor of Chinese smartphone manufacturers like OnePlus, Xiaomi's Mi 11 Ultra, and Vivo with X60 and Y73 series. We have already seen the Vivo X60 standard, Pro, and Pro plus in action and these smartphones turned out to be an impressive set of phones that can shoot a lot of videos.
Vivo has teased the launch of another budget-friendly smartphone - Vivo Y73 in India soon. The company has taken to Twitter to show off its first teaser of the smartphone after its launch was already tipped last week. The phone is expected to be around 20,000 INR. The phone is expected to have a triple rear camera system on the back panel.
The company tweeted the teaser on its Indian Twitter account, hinting at the imminent release of Vivo Y73 in the region. As per the teaser, the phone will be available in two colors - Blue and Black. The Blue has a diamond-patterned design and features a water drop-style notch at the front. The teaser suggests that the phone is coming soon but they haven't announced the date yet. The upcoming smartphone is rumored to feature an AMOLED display.
The phone has 8GB RAM and is expected to be powered by the MediaTek Helio G90 SoC and run on Android 11. The Google Play console listing suggests that Vivo Y73 will feature a full HD+ display with 1080x2400 pixels. The phone is tipped to carry model number V2059. The phone is said to have at least three camera sensors inside the module in a triangular formation, with a large camera sensor on the top and two small cameras being placed at the bottom. The phone has a sleek design with power and volume buttons on the phone's right side.
If you own an older Microsoft smartphone that is still running on Windows 8.1, things are about to change as a Windows 10 update for your smartphone is probably on the way already. This is not beta, but a fully fledged final version of the upgrade that has been in the making for months. Although Microsoft has officially started rolling it out to its smartphones around the world, not all phones will be receiving the update at the same time. Also note that if your Windows phone was not manufactured by Microsoft (or Nokia) but some other company, there will be an additional delay.
Check if your phone is in the list mentioned below:
- Lumia 435
- Lumia 430
- Lumia 638 1GB
- Lumia 636 1GB
- Lumia 635 1GB
- Lumia 540
- Lumia 535
- Lumia 532
- Lumia 830
- Lumia 735
- Lumia 730
- Lumia 640XL
- Lumia 640
- Lumia 930
- Lumia 1520
- BLU Win HD w510u
- BLU Win HD LTE x150q
- MCJ Madosma Q501
If you found your model in the list above, then go to the Windows Store and download the application called Microsoft's Update Advisor. Use it to find out if your update is on the way and turn on the option Enable Windows 10 Upgrade. Select Next and it will prompt something like ready to upgrade. Once you see that prompt, tap on Done to finish the setup. You can now go to Settings>Phone Update>Check for Updates to see if the upgrade has arrived yet. When it does actually arrive, you will see the notification automatically now.
According to a Forbes report, Microsoft is about to launch a wearable device in the coming weeks. The gadget will reportedly hit the shelves in time for the holiday shopping season.
Microsoft's upcoming creation will focus on tracking physical activities that include steps, heart rate, and calories burned among others. Some smartwatch functionality is also expected, though it will not be the product's main highlight. Battery life of the wearable device is tipped to be in the ballpark of two days.
Today, at MWC 2015 press event, Microsoft demonstrated the Project Spartan web browser running on a Lumia 930 and also mentioned that the upcoming Windows 10 Preview build will ship with the latest browser as well.
Project Spartan will replace Internet Explorer as the default web browser in Windows 10 and early benchmarks show it to be really fast.
Latest Samsung's flagship devices were quite successful in terms of sales and build quality, as the Korean Giant is finally switching from Plastic to Metal, just like HTC. Various reports on the Web claim that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 will be redesigned from scratch to keep the Korean OEM on top in terms of sales. Today, we also got its main Preliminary Specifications!
The Chinese portal cnmo.com suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S6 might have already been spotted in the AnTuTu benchmark. The numbers shown in the leaked screenshot show that the Samsung Galaxy S6 may contain a 5.5-inch display with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution. And if the screenshot is correct, it appears that Samsung will make use of the 64-bit architecture.
The Galaxy S6 might ship with the 1.8 GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 CPU. It also could feature an ARM Mali-T760 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage. The S6 may have a 20-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Samsung will annouce the device on Early 2015 and set for release later Q1,2015 if all goes well.
The CES 2015 is about to kickoff in Las Vegas, and leaks are already coming. The latest leak is giving us a look at what Sony is preparing for us on its conference. According to the leak is looks like Sony will be releasing New Walkman device, bringing its old line-up back to live.
The Japanese company didn't ditch its Xperia line-up. Sony is refining the formula behind the aforementioned model by introducing a curvy frame that, again, has all the controls on the side. If the seeming predecessor of this new audiophile gadget is any reference, we'd expect at least 128GB of storage, a 4-inch, 480 x 854 pixel resolution display, and over 32 hours of continuous playback of MP3-encoded audio at 128kbps.
Samsung faced lots of difficulties in the production process of its latest Galaxy S6 Edge which lead to the opening of another edge display factory ahead of schedule, a whole new factory dedicated to produce Curved displays for Samsung devices. The Korean giant is now looking to expand its Edge-screened range.
According to a report from the Korean media, Samsung is working on a New Edge device, which will be released before the the Galaxy Note Edge's successor, which also known as Note 5 Edge - Project Zen. So far it has been assumed that the sequel to the company's pioneering curved screen device is set to be announced this fall, alongside a vanilla Galaxy Note 5.
Project Zen is tipped to come with a dual-edge display around the 5.5-inch mark, S Pen and an inferior chipset. Then the inevitable question must be asked, if there will be enough room between it and the Galaxy S6 edge for yet another smartphone with such a screen.
Google already announced the Android M major release. However, this is just a developer preview which has very few UI changes and some other unstable new features that still needs lots of testing and developing. Google made a schedule for Android M releases during the I/O event.
According to the official schedule (pictured above), Google is going to release 3 Developer Previews in the next 3 months. The Android M Official final release will be during the end of the 3rd Quarter (Q3,2015), still no exact date confirmed yet. By the final release Android "M" will be given a Name like "K = KitKat , L = Lollipop"... it might be Muffins, M&M's, Milkshake... etc.
We already published the list of officially confirmed HTC devices that will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Among those devices, the HTC One M8 which is the 2014 flagship, the device has already got Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update with Sense 6.0 UI.
HTC will bring the Sense 7.0 UI with the Marshmallow 6.0 update to the One M8. It looks like the One M8 could get the update a bit sooner given as the update for the handset has been certified by Bluetooth SIG. As you can see in the screenshot above, the certification was issued on October,28th.
Keep in mind that we're just speculating an early arrival of the update as the Bluetooth SIG filing doesn't contains any specific date related to the roll out.
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Microsoft is killing Nokia Branding step by step, the company just announced the "Microsoft Portable Power DC-21" with a 6,000 mAh charger available in three different bright colors. It is the most powerful charger by the company to date, but it is also the first one using the new branding "Microsoft" not "Nokia" or "Lumia".
Since Microsoft is dropping the Nokia branding already, I guess the rumors were true and upcoming phones and accessories will be Microsoft branded as well.
About the charger now. Microsoft Portable Power is a 6,000 mAh portable charger available in white, green and orange. When used with Nokia Universal Fast USB Charger AC-60 (or any 1.5A wall charger I suppose), it goes up to 80% for three hours and up to 100% in four hours. The Charger will cost about $50.
Nokia seems to be over. Sadly, the Finish Giant won't be releasing any Smartphones anymore, this was confirmed by Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri at a recent analyst meeting in London. Nokia will still consumer products to its fans.
Nokia, the former biggest phonemaker in the world, could get its return as soon as tomorrow Nokia just teased that it has been working on something. It will show it off or talk about it at the #Slush14 startup and entrepreneur meetup that starts tomorrow in Helsinki and is said to gather some 10 thousand people.
The teaser itself shows a new device but we can only guess what it is a HTPC, a TV, home automation tech? Hopefully we're going to know all about it tomorrow.
It's hard to imagine Nokia not making any smartphones or phones in general but we'd wager a guess that it's not all over for the company, despite what its CEO reassures us of now. CEOs change and so do plans in the tech world and Nokia is only forbidden to make Nokia phones until December,31st of 2015.
The HTC 10 was recently announced by Verizon and they were the first carrier in the US to do so. However, Sprint has just joined in the action with more details about the phone and a clear release date. The Sprint version of the HTC 10 will be available from May 13 on contract and at zero down payment. There will only be a monthly charge of $26 for two years (24 months) as per the contract. Sprint also added that the highly acclaimed smartphone will be using their LTE Plus network for superfast internet speeds. Verizon will still be the first carrier in America to start selling the HTC 10 via pre-orders accepted only through their online store.
The HTC 10 was received very well around the world by techies and the excellent reviews have created quite a bit of demand for the handset in USA as well. If you are not particularly familiar with HTC's flagship smartphone for 2016, you might find them to be quite impressive. Chamfered edges and a metal body hide the powerhouse Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC within, while the front hosts a 5.2" Super LCD 5 display (1440p) at 565 ppi. There is also 4GB of RAM onboard which seems to have become a standard for all flagship devices this year. HTC has significantly slimmed down HTC Sense 8.0 this year and as a result, the experience feels almost the same as stock Android 6.0.1, albeit with a few added features. There are also the famous front-firing HTC BoomSound speakers and a built-in fingerprint scanner inside the Home button.
Fortunately, most Android smartphone manufacturers went back to the drawing board and gave their smartphones an expandable memory card slot. This holds true for the HTC 10 as well, so you can now increase your phone's storage by an additional 200GB. You will of course get an internal memory of 32-GB to begin with. The 12-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, f/1.8 aperture and dual-tone LED flash was highlighted by HTC as one of the best features of the smartphone. Not to be outdone, the selfie cam is a 5-megapixel ½.3" sensor with 1.55µm pixel size. The 3,000 mAh battery supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 and once fully charged, is reported to provide the user with 27 hours of talk time, along with a standby time of 456 hours.
Did the impressive specs of the HTC 10 get you excited? Do the positive reviews make you want this phone even more? Or will you give this one a pass? Let us know what you think.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
Since launching the flagship One M9 smartphone earlier this year, HTC has been rather quiet. But according to company chairperson and CEO Cher Wang, there's more to come from the Taiwan-based firm later on in 2015, with a slew of new smartphones heading to the consumer market.
There's no doubt that the HTC One M9 is a great smartphone. The M9 ticks most of the boxes one would expect of a flagship device at this point. But with Samsung, the market-leader in terms of top-tier Droids, having really thrown down the gauntlet with its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, the One M9 has drawn some flak for being perhaps too similar to last year's One M8.
Given past release cycles, it's seemingly unlikely that HTC will drop another handset this year to equal or best the One M9 or the almost-identical One M9+. But according to DigiTimes, the company's CEO spoke of a "new series" of smartphones in the pipeline during a meeting of shareholders, although whether this will entail as few scattered handsets or an entirely new product line remains to be seen.
Last week, the HTC 850C was leaked, with the accompanying report indicating that it will be of the Desire variety and aimed towards the Chinese market. Given the inclusion of dual SIM slots, it would seem less than likely that the 850C will reach the Western market, and the same could be said of the Desire-esque HTC WF5W, which also emerged a short while ago. With a super-svelte design, though, the WF5W looks promising in terms of a new direction that HTC could take regarding the design of its smartphones, and as such, it'll be interesting to learn of what the company has up its sleeve.
We reported few days ago that HTC decided to cancel it's Smartwatch project because it won't be a very good competitor in the current market. This was disappointment for some HTC fans after a long year of rumors about it.
However, Looks like HTC will take its time on preparing its first Smartwatch to make an impact on the market, Latest reports from CNET suggests that HTC Upcoming Android Wear Smartwatch is set to launch on Early 2015, giving the company the time it needs to improve its watch.
The rumored name of HTC's first Smartwatch is the "HTC One Watch"... kinda like Apple Watch naming. let's wait and see what this Taiwanese giant have in the works for us.
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
Back in the fall, Samsung gave a glimpse of the biggest Android tablet that will ever be produced by the Korean company - the Galaxy View. A week ago the WiFi variant was launched and now those who were waiting for the LTE variant can lay their hands on it as per the pricing structure given by AT&T.
AT&T has finally announced on Monday that they will provide service for the huge 18.4 inch Galaxy View tab from 20th November. For a short period of time this device would be made available by Ma-Bell for $99.99. This tablet has support for DirectTV and customers who will sign up for AT&T satellite package along with two year wireless service, will get the View for $100. Existing customers who wish to avail this discount on View, will need to purchase new line on a smartphone and activate AT&T Next service agreement for two years. Those who don't want to go for the DirectTV offer, can purchase the device for $0 and for next 20 months they will have to pay $30 per month. Apart from this the device can also be bought for $499 with a service agreement for two years.
Some of the key features of the Galaxy View released by AT&T are the following:
- 18.4 inch Full HD 1080p Screen
- 64 GB in-built storage and extended storage up to 128 GB
- 8 hours of battery life (continuous playing and watching)
- Easy conversion between TV-mode and Lap-mode
This tablet can be bought from retail outlets and online buyers will need to get it from att.com.
Aside from various other rumors about the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 6, there is a more recent rumor going around that the upcoming phablet will be almost as powerful as a fully fledged laptop. This may actually turn out to be true but we will just have to wait and see how potent the Snapdragon 823 actually is or if it really is going to power the Note 6.
It would also be exciting to see if the USB Type-C port finally makes its appearance on the Samsung device or whether the Korean company sticks with the tried and tested older micro-USB ports. However, the next iteration of the Samsung Gear VR is rumored by SamMobile to be waterproof, dustproof and sport a USB Type-C port, so it would only make sense if the Note 6 also comes with the same USB technology.
One of the most interesting rumors by Android Geeks hint at an infrared-autofocus based camera with the same 12-megapixel sensor, optical image stabilization and f/1.7 aperture as the S7. Apparently, whether it will be used in the final device or not is yet to be decided. GizmoChina added an extra rumor to the mix, but this one is about an early release date. According to them, Samsung will do what they did it with the S7 and release the Note 6 in August before its expected release date. Some are of the opinion that the release may even happen as early as July, pitting it head to head against the iPhone 7.
The rumored specifications of the Galaxy Note 6 are well known to fans by now but just in case you are not familiar with them yet, here is what we know so far.
SoC - Qualcomm Snapdragon 823/Exynos
Display - 5.8" curved/flat Super AMOLED at 1440p resolution
RAM - 6GB
In-built memory - 256GB
Battery - 4,200 mAh
Water and dust resistance - IP67 certification
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
Just when you thought more interesting leaks would not surface about the Samsung Galaxy S7, the folks at Samsung Indonesia thought better of it and released a commercial for the S7 with the tag-line, "the Next Galaxy."
The Indonesian flavor is shown early with popular Indonesian archer, Dellie Threesyadinda, cleverly using the curved shape of the Samsung S7 to complete her training. Undeterred by the heavy rainfall, the latest model definitely has some waterproofing as standard.
The video also gives a starring role to a wireless charging pad which confirms that the Galaxy S7 will enjoy wireless charging abilities like the Galaxy S6 did before it.
The video quotes "privacy at its finest" and also cites the new improved camera abilities by saying "bring light to the night." This is an important point because photography in low-light conditions has always been a sticking point with the lenses used on many Samsung handsets.
The Galaxy S7 will make its official appearance at a media event on Sunday, February 21. Handsets are still expected to hit the stores officially on March 11th.
Many experts had stipulated that in order to make up for some of the loss that the Note 7 disaster had inflicted on Samsung, they may release the Galaxy S8 earlier than expected. However, that theory was put down today when a prominent Samsung official stated, "Currently we do not have any plans to release Galaxy S8 early." What this means is that the S8 will probably be released during the Mobile World Congress 2017 at Barcelona, Spain in February, as expected. In fact, they even plan to start with South Korea and then move on to its international release from March, 17 as always.
It should be noted that another theory regarding the elimination of the Note brand was thwarted today by Samsung as well. In the meanwhile, a Blue Coral variant of the S7 Edge will be launched in South Korea on November 4, which will come in 32GB or 64GB versions. The 32GB variant and the 64GB variant will be priced at 924,000 KRW ($815 approx.) and 968,000 KRW (850 approx.) respectively, but the international release date remains unconfirmed.
"Although we planned to release Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral model to global markets at the same time if possible, schedule for release dates of each country has changed due to current situation of supplies." - Samsung Electronics.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
According to the South Korean website, Newsis, Samsung will not be releasing multiple flagship devices throughout the year in 2017, as it has been doing for many years now. Instead, they will concentrate on just one single flagship grade smartphone in the entire year. What this basically translates to is that Samsung will possibly not be releasing a Galaxy Note smartphone in 2017. The move is an obvious effect of the Galaxy Note 7 disaster which will cost the company billions of dollars. This move will ensure that a tight schedule to release multiple high-end smartphones within a very short time frame does not affect the quality of the upcoming devices from the company in any way.
As we know that the Galaxy S8 is coming early next year for sure, it would be a bit disheartening for the Note fans if the report does turn out to be true. On the other hand, this would also mean that the S8 will receive Samsung's undivided love, attention and care for an entire year. We cannot help but feel a bit excited at what the extra care and attention will bring forth with the Galaxy S8. However, could this mean that the S8 would see a delayed release so that Samsung can endow it with extra features and make sure that it's actually safe?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Galaxy J3 (2017) is going to make its appearance anytime now and rumor has it that it's going to be announced on December 1. However, even if it is announced somewhere around that date, the J3 (2017) will probably not go on sale till January next year. The good news is that we already have a pretty good idea about the low range smartphone, thanks to multiple leaks, rumors and a recent tweet by Evan Blass from @evleaks, revealing press renders.
Display: 5-inch 720p/1080p Super AMOLED panel
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (1.4GHz octa-core A53 processor with Adreno 505 GPU)
Camera: 8-mp rear sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 5-mp front camera
Storage: 16GB/32GB internal with micro-SD card slot for cards up to 256GB
Battery: 2,600mAh removable
Android version: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Colors: White, Gold and Black
After looking at the renders, the only significant change from the J3 (2016) that we picked up on is that the phone now seems a lot more rounded, especially around the corners.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung Galaxy Alpha availability has been detailed for the UK, Germany and Canada. The slender Galaxy smartphone with a metal frame will be hitting all three countries within the next few weeks.
The UK will be getting the Exynos octa-core model and it will be resealed on September 12. You will be able to get it for free with a two-year contracts starting at £34.50 per month (Phones4U). Of course you can get a SIM-free unlocked flavor for £500 (Clove, Unlocked-Mobiles) or £515 (Expansys). It appears though that the contract-free version will launch with some delay on September 22.
We also found various retailers offering the Samsung Galaxy Alpha on pre-order in Germany. The lowest price we were able to find is €565 from HandyAttacke and it will ship on September 26. Amazon DE has it listed for €600 with estimated delivery on October 19. The German Galaxy Alpha will also run on the Exynos Octa chipset.
Finally, Samsung Canada announced the availability of the Galaxy Alpha. The Canadian unit will be powered by the Snapdragon 801 chipset with a quad-core Krait 400 CPU running at 2.5GHz. It will launch on September 26 for CA$699. If you opt for a two-year contract with Bell the Galaxy Alpha price will be slashed to CA$149.95.
Design and technological innovation coupled with ease of use make handheld devices, mainly smartphones and tablets, attractive for consumers. This, in turn, inspires manufacturers to explore newer avenues that help pack devices with innovative design and features. However, oftentimes closing the gap between imagination and execution has not been easy.
According to confirmed reports from Korean website Daum, Samsung will unveil a Flexible and Foldable Tablet by the End of 2015. Although this report contradicts Samsung's revelation in an analyst conference in 2013 about foldable devices to be available by 2016-17, industry watchers now foresee the said devices to hit the market by 2015.
This Foldable tablet is expected to be a Limited Edition with a higher price than Samsung's upcoming 2015 line-up. There is no word on the expected price or release date for it yet. Meanwhile watch the Samsung concept Video Below showing you how this Tablet will look like...
A tool that every Samsung user has it installed on his computer, Samsung KIES, the Samsung's smartphone manager suite for PC and Mac, will get a major overhaul. According to confirmed reports, Samsung is planning on releasing KIES 4 with a completely new design to look similar to the company's TouchWiz look for its latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
Samsung Kies 4 is expected to be available for download sometimes during Q1,2015 (January - February - March). Coincidentally, that's when the company also launches its flagship smartphones, so hopefully the Galaxy S6 will have a new computer buddy to play with.
In terms of functionality, there's no information if Samsung will be adding features. Many users love Kies for its data backup skills and it's likely that the company plays it safe and just apply a refreshing coat of paint to the suite.
A tool that every Samsung user has it installed on his computer, Samsung KIES, the Samsung's smartphone manager suite for PC and Mac, will get a major overhaul update. According to confirmed reports, Samsung is planning on releasing KIES 4 with a completely new design to look similar to the company's TouchWiz Newlook for its latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
Samsung Kies 4 is expected to be available for download sometimes during Next month (March). Coincidentally, that's when the company also launches its flagship smartphones, so hopefully the Galaxy S6 will have a new computer buddy to play with.
In terms of functionality, there's no information if Samsung will be adding features. Many users love Kies for its data backup skills and it's likely that the company plays it safe and just apply a refreshing coat of paint to the suite.
Contrary to what we had been led to believe previously, a new report/rumor is indicating that the release for the Galaxy S8 will be delayed till April. As per the report, the delay is brought on to absolutely ensure the safety and quality of the product on release. Samsung had officially stated earlier that "Currently we do not have any plans to release Galaxy S8 early." We were led to believe that this means Samsung will stick to their usual routine of releasing the next Galaxy device a day prior to the MWC in Barcelona. Whether that happens or not, remains to be seen now.
We also have news that Samsung may begin to put together the prototypes and begin testing the S8 from January, after receiving the first order of the necessary parts from its supply chains in the same timeline. Mass production of the final build should begin around the month of March after two months of testing. If you are not yet aware of all else that the rumors are predicting about the Galaxy S8, take a look here. Keep in mind though, nothing is confirmed as of yet.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
After years of speculations and planning, it looks like Samsung is ready to finally release smartphones with foldable displays into the market. According to a report by The Korea Herald, there will be some major reshuffling in Samsung's mobile communications unit and IT department by March, following which, the final decision in the matter will be taken. Most reports are suggesting that Samsung will be manufacturing and shipping out as many as 100,000 units of the 7-inch foldable smartphone by Q3 of this very year.
Not to be outdone, LG reportedly has plans of its own to ship out 100,000 units of a foldable smartphone model that they have been developing for the last few years. It should happen by the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the rumors. Additionally, LG may also start selling the foldable displays to other smartphone manufacturers, namely the likes of Huawei and even Apple. It will be interesting to see which of the two Korean tech-giants come out with a better foldable smartphone, given that these rumors hold true of course. Also, we will have to wait and find out if Samsung releases the model with displays on both the rear and the back or the one with just a single flexible display. They may eventually release both versions, but it is likely that we will see just one of them in 2017.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Now that we already have a pretty good idea about what the Galaxy S8 will look like, leakster @mmdj_china has just leaked the RAM details and the exact release date set for the two smartphones in US and China. Both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will be sporting 6GB of RAM, at least in China. We think that this will be the same in all regions though, given that the Galaxy C9 Pro recently came out with 6 gigs of RAM. Both devices will have a 64GB and a 128GB variant along with expandable memory card slots.
As far as the release date is concerned, according to the leakster, the S8 series will go on sale in the US on April 14. It was mentioned that in China, the S8 and the S8+ will see release in the 15th week of the year. It is a rather strange way to say that the two devices will be available for purchase form the third week of April. These are the latest developments regarding the Galaxy S8, if you want to see the rest of the specs and rumors, check it out here.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We knew Samsung was not going to launch the Galaxy S8 at the MWC this year, but the company did tease the handset with short promo ads hours earlier at the event. Along with that, it was confirmed that true to the rumors, Samsung is indeed going to unveil the S8 at a "Samsung Unpacked" event which will be held on the 29th of March, simultaneously in New York and London. The S8 and the S8+ will probably go on sale from April 21st, but that isn't official yet.
The teaser doesn't reveal much though, except indicating that Samsung will lead the smartphone world into a new era with the Galaxy S8. Nevertheless, there isn't much left to be revealed, thanks to a barrage of rumors and leaks that have been incoming for the last few weeks. Take a look at the promo and tell us what you think about it in the comments. Also, if you are not aware of the specs yet, here's what Evan Blass from @evleaks of Twitter has suggested the Galaxy S8+ will be sporting when it goes on sale in late April.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Galaxy C10 is coming soon as the device has now officially entered the final software testing phase. We are not saying that firmware version C9150ZCU0AQF2 is the final version, but it isn't impossible either. When the smartphone comes out, it will be the first Samsung device to carry the C10 moniker. The specs seem pretty good on paper (figuratively speaking!) too, thanks to the Qualcomm SD 660 chipset and 6GB of RAM. Rumor has it that the famous (or infamous) Bixby hardware button will be making its way onto the C10 as well.
The OnePlus 5 rumors will soon come to an end as the release date is probably about two weeks away from now (June 20), but that time is not yet here! Today's leaks are probably as realistic as it can get though with press renders. If it is showing the right phone then the OnePlus 5 will not have a curved bezel-less display, unlike previous rumors had suggested. Nevertheless, it does look gorgeous though.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We know from an official announcement that the Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled in NYC this Wednesday on August 23, but now we also have a release date, thanks to Evan Blass from @evleaks on Twitter. The famous leakster informed everyone a few hours ago that Samsung will be opening the pre-orders on August 24, which is the very next day after the Galaxy Note 8's unveiling this Wednesday. He also revealed that the smartphone will be available for purchase from stores starting September 15.
Evan Blass was full of information today as he gave out even more info regarding the Galaxy Note 8 in the same post. According to him, if you pre-order the Galaxy Note 8 in the US, you will either receive a 256GB microSD card + convertible wireless charger or a Samsung Gear 360 camera, but the choice is up to you. A point to be noted is that these dates only apply to the US, South Korea and a few select nations in Europe. The rest of the world will likely have to wait a bit longer.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
What you see above is almost certainly the Galaxy Note 9 in all its glory, which Samsung will be unveiling in just a few weeks' time. As you can see, even the S Pen is out and clearly visible in this image and everything looks pretty good, albeit similar to what we have already seen with the Galaxy Note 8 last year.
The leaked press image comes straight from one of the most reliable leaksters in the field, @evleaks, so the authenticity is not really in question. Besides, at this point, it's only natural for these leaks to come in from all around the internet. The all blue handset is complemented quite nicely by the golden S Pen (except on top) which will have Bluetooth support this year. If you like what you see, get ready for the unveiling on August 9 and the release on August 24. Pre-orders will likely start by mid-August so you better start saving!
The Galaxy Note 10 will be officially launched on August 7, 2019, which is at this point, just over a month away. In case you are wondering, this is not a leak, but official news confirmed by Samsung. If you have any doubts regarding what the Unpacked event will be unpacking, just look at that giant S-Pen on top of the camera lens!
The event is scheduled to be held in Brooklyn, New York on August 7, and media invitations from Samsung has confirmed the date beyond doubt. Are you looking forward to the Galaxy Note 10? Are you put off by the fact that it won't have a micro-SD card slot or a headphone jack? Do you expect the phones to sport higher refresh rate display panels and 4,500+mAh batteries? Let us know in the comments!
A South Korean magazine recently reported that Samsung may hold an unpacked event on August 5 to unveil Galaxy Note 20 series along with Galaxy Fold 2 and smartwatch. Another South Korean publication has revealed that due to ongoing Covid-19, Samsung will hold this event online instead of the traditional way of conducting such events.
According to the magazine, Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy Z flip 5G and Galaxy watch 3 along with the Galaxy Note 20 series and Galaxy Fold 2. The news has been confirmed by a few other people on Twitter. It is safe to say that if these phones and watches get to unveil on Aug 5, it will be available for purchase from August 20.
There isn't any information on the specs of the Galaxy Z flip 5G yet. Earlier model Galaxy Z flip was launched by Snapdragon 855. The foldable device earlier didn't support 5G connectivity. It is not clear yet that which processor will power the Galaxy Z flip 5G. Some rumors suggest that the upcoming 5G will be available with a base storage of 256GB.
The Galaxy Note 20 is expected to feature a 6.4-inch flat S-AMOLED display whereas the Galaxy Note 20+ will have a curved a 6.9-inch S-AMOLED display. These devices will be powered by 4300mAh and 4500mAh batteries. The Note 20 plus is rumored to feature a 108MP primary camera lens in its rear-mounted triple camera system. The Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to feature a much larger display of 7.7-inch. The online unpacked event will be streamed live across different social media websites as well as, Samsung's official website.
After two years of development, Today, Google officially released Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its Integrated Development Environment (IDE) aimed at Android developers. You can download it right now for Windows, Mac, and Linux from the Android Developer site.
Google first announced Android Studio, built on the popular IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE, at its I/O Developer conference in May 2013. The company's pitch was very simple: This is the official Android IDE.
Given that Android Studio is only hitting 1.0 now, all the features are "new" to some extent. But Google does have specific features it wants to highlight.
First off, we have the First Run Setup Wizard, which was amusingly absent from a few of the release candidate builds. This "getting started" wizard now installs the Android SDK you need, sets up your development environment settings, creates an optimized emulator for testing your app, and bundles a set of code templates.
According to a new rumor, Google is working on a Revolutionary new Real-time Voice Translation System. This new App will allow users to speak in their native language (e.g. English) and the receiver will get real-time translation in his own language (e.g. French). A report by New York Times claims that the new functionality will be released as an update to Google's Mobile Translate app on Android.
There are not a lot of details right now, but one thing is clear. Google won't be offering two-way real-time voice translation. Instead, it will pick up any ongoing dictation in a popular language with your phone's microphone and automatically translate it to a language of your choice using the already present capabilities of the Google Translate app. Currently, it offers written translation from/to 80 languages.
According to NYT, Google will also announce a service that will let you point your phone to any foreign street sign and get an automatic translation.
Google's ground-breaking 3D-spacial mapping project, Project Tango, has long been under development at the company's Advanced Technology and Projects division. The captivating new concept has always been very promising, but also strictly confined to future research and development. Now it seems this is finally changing and we might just get the chance to experience some real-world implementations of the Google's 3D technology on the consumer market.
It seems that project ARA is finally leaving the development realm and transferring over to Google's current project portfolio. What this actually means is that the new 3D technology will not follow the fate of Google glass and is set be incorporated into actual products in the near future.
In a short term perspective this might mean that Google's Project Tango tablet development kit might just be marketed as a consumer device. While owning the 7-inch NVIDIA Tegra K1, 4GB of RAM beast of a tablet is exciting by itself, Google still hasn't revealed any of its plans for actual uses of the product. The technology is all there and the most apparent gaming implementations are clear, but little to no consumer content is currently available.
About Google Stadia
On March 2019, Google announced its widely anticipated game streaming service, Google Stadia. The service will allow players to play triple-A gaming titles on multiple devices like smartphones, tablets, and PCs by paying a nominal subscription fee. It will stream the games from Google cloud servers in full HD and has the potential to stream 4K games at 60fps.
Google Stadia will be playable on big screen TVs through Google's Chromecast Ultra dongle. Desktop, laptop, Pixel 3 smartphone, and tablet users will be able to access the games directly through the Chrome Browser.
Google announced that Stadia will have two pricing models: the Stadia Base and the Stadia Pro.
Players opting for the Stadia Pro have to shell out $9.99 per month while it is free for Stadia Base. Players will need around 35Mbps (minimum) internet speed to avail the Stadia Pro. For the Stadia Base, you will be able to access the service with speeds of minimum 5Mbps connection. The base version of the service will be capped at 1080p and stereo sound. The pro version will support up to 4K HDR support with 60fps and 5.1 surround sound. So, if you play scratch card games online, it will be worth investing in the Pro version for the superior range of services. Moreover, you will be able to avail special discounts and offers if you are a pro user.
There is a separate Founder's Edition that is currently available for preorder and costs $129.99.
It will include a limited-edition Night Blue controller, Chromecast Ultra (normally sold at $69.99), three-month Stadia Pro subscription and one 3-month Buddy Pass to give Stadia Pro to a friend. You will also get the first chance to claim a Stadia name too.
Additional controllers will cost around £59 each and will be available in three different colours: Clearly White, Just Black, and Wasabi.
Google announced that the game streaming service will be available in November 2019. No specific dates have been announced. It is speculated that the company will roll out Stadia in different countries on different days.
Google announced that players will be able to access the following games in Stadia initially:
● Rise of the Tomb Raider - Square Enix
● Samurai Shodown - SNK
● Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Square Enix
● Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint - Ubisoft
● Tom Clancy's The Division 2 - Ubisoft
● Tomb Raider Definitive Edition - Square Enix
● Thumper - Drool
● Trials Rising - Ubisoft
● Wolfenstein: Youngblood - Bethesda Softworks
● Football Manager - Sega
● Get Packed - Coatsink
● GRID - Codemasters
● Gylt - Tequila Works
● Just Dance - Ubisoft
● Metro Exodus - Deep Silver
● Mortal Kombat 11 - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
● NBA 2K - 2K
● Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid - nWay Games
● Rage 2 - Bethesda Softworks
● Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Ubisoft
● Baldur's Gate 3 - Larian Studios
● Borderlands 3 - 2K
● The Crew 2 - Ubisoft
● Darksiders Genesis - THQ Nordic
● Destiny 2 - Bungie
● Doom - Bethesda Softworks
● Doom Eternal - Bethesda Softworks
● Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - Bandai Namco
● The Elder Scrolls Online - Bethesda Softworks
● Farming Simulator 19 - Giants Software
● Final Fantasy 15 - Square Enix
Google Stadia will be available in 14 countries initially including Norway, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Belgium, France, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Denmark.
Google has heavily leaked information about its next smartphone - Pixel 4. Although Google couldn't make it to the position of the top seller of the smartphone, it still owns the significant appreciation of the consumers who like to buy a phone based on the camera specification. Google smartphone also features some custom specs that you won't see on other devices like a bespoke launcher or custom image processor. The pixel 4 is set to repeat this trend with, among the usual software tweaks there is hand gesture control in the phone.
Google itself leaked the rear camera of the device a few months ago, ahead of its launch confirming the leaks around its design. Since then it has also revealed a detail about its hardware specification embedded beneath its relatively think top bezel and it has appeared in the wild in both photos and videos. According to the leaks, it has relatively think top bezel which is something lots of smartphone manufacturers are moving away from.
The render of the device was surfed by the reliably connected Evan Blass. The render also confirms that there is no fingerprint sensor on the rear side. This may increase the possibility of having facial recognition technology for security. However, there is also a possibility of having an in-display fingerprint sensor. This is something we can't assume from the design leaks. While this phone isn't the most attractive in the market but it is certainly better than its predecessor Pixel 3XL. Other leaks suggest that it has a 90Hz display and anticipated still camera.