Reports about the Samsung Galaxy S6 PLUS has been leaked online. The device will be a high-end "PLUS" version of the current Galaxy S6 flagship.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 PLUS Model number is (SM-G928) and will be 151mm tall, 73mm wide with 5.5" QHD SuperAMOLED display. The device is also reported be powered by the hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 mobile chipset (10-cores unit). The rest of its rumored specs include 32GB of built-in storage,16MP main camera, and 3,000 mAh battery.
Overall, the Galaxy S6 Plus looks set to square off directly against the next large-screen iPhone, which will also debut in September. Stay Tuned for more details about the device going forward.
Latest rumor of the Samsung Galaxy S7 point to an announcement date of late February at it'sGalaxy Unpacked event, same as the dates of the Mobile World Congress 2016 . This would be the same approach of the corporation in previous years, as the Korean consumer electronics giant has utilized the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to announce Galaxy S devices in recent years.
Another rumor that has emerged in recent weeks is the suggestion that Samsung will release three models of the Galaxy S7 simultaneously. The Samsung product range has been a little complicated in recent releases, and it is suggested that the Korean company will simplify the situation by producing a Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 Edge+, and releasing them at the same time.
Network of the Galaxy S7 will likely complete with Cat 12 LTE, and that this mostly likely be supported by both the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Samsung's own Exynos 8990 processor. It appears increasingly likely that Samsung will revert to its old policy of releasing two separate Galaxy S units in different regions of the world, with the East Asian marketplace likely to receive its proprietary technology.
Samsung is particularly known for packing its devices with the highest specifications possible, and the company has pioneered numerous innovations in recent years. The most notable of these is the curved screen technology that is now almost indelibly associated with Samsung, we just going to have to wait and see how innovative how Galaxy S7 is.
Firstly, there's the news leaked by @evleaks which suggests that the upcoming Note 7 will sport a "Blue Coral" variant for the first time. More interestingly, @evleaks also confirmed that there will be an iris scanner on the Note 7, just as previous rumors had us believing for a long time.
Secondly, latest reports from China confirm a lot of the other hardware specifications that were expected to be a part of the Note 7. The next Note may indeed sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821/823 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM and a choice of internal storage that may range in between 64GB - 256GB. Of course, there will also be an Exynos variant of the smartphone that will sport the Exynos 8893 SoC instead of the Qualcomm chip.
Other expected features that were confirmed by the leak include a 5.7-inch 1440p (QHD) Super AMOLED panel, a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-pixel phase detection, a 5-megapixel selfie cam, a SD-card slot and a fast charging battery with the capacity of 4,000mAh. Everything is expected to run smoothly on a fresh, minimalistic version of the TouchWiz UI, powered by Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 and not Android N, as rumoured previously. There's also the IP68 certification for water resistance and the first USB Type-C port from Samsung. Let's see how much of this matches up to the actual Galaxy Note 7 when it's released in August.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Courtesy of @onleaks and Android Authority, we can now look at leaked photos of the upcoming Note 7's front panel. As you can guess, we were most interested to see what the front panel reveals to us and delightfully, it reveals that the Note 7 will indeed sport the rumoured iris scanner that we have been hearing about for a while now. As @onleaks is usually dead accurate with their leaks, this is more news than rumor.
Additionally, the photos also confirm the 5.8-inch dual Edge display that rumors have been predicting for months now. This sits in perfectly with previous reports about the Galaxy Note 7, so it isn't really a surprise at this point. Another little detail that the leak reveals is that the Note 7 won't have enough space in the front to sport the Samsung logo like all Samsung smartphones have done in the past, on account of the three lenses required for the iris scanner to work. The South Korean OEM clearly wants to keep bezel space to a minimum, so this adjustment had to be made. Did you find the confirmation satisfying or do you not care for an iris scanner on your next device?
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
If the latest leaks and rumors are any indication, the Galaxy A4 is coming sooner than later. It is no secret that Samsung has been shaking up its smartphone business in the mid-range section by introducing a whole lot of new smartphones; namely the redesigned A and J series for 2016, along with the upcoming C-series.
Zauba is famous as a website that lists imports and exports related to India and we are pretty sure that the smartphone listed as SM-A430U is the rumored Galaxy A4. This conclusion was reached from the leaked listing after considering that the A5 (2016) is codenamed SM-A510. In case you need further convincing, consider that the A3 (2016) sports the model number SM-A310 as well. As per that leak, the A4 was going to be priced at around $478, but it wasn't to be so it seems.
According to Zauba, four additional units were also flown into India for testing more recently, and that allowed us to get more specifics about the A4. This latest leak suggests that the SM-A430U will sport a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display and interestingly enough, a lower price tag. Apparently, the Galaxy A4 will be sold with a price tag of around $356, instead of the aforementioned price of $478. Not that we mind the price cut, but it probably also means that the specs have been downgraded in some way. We will let you know more as soon as more information becomes available.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
New leaked marketing material from Samsung confirms that the Galaxy Note 9 is indeed coming in with a load of new features. Apparently, the images you are seeing here was supposed to be unveiled only at the presentation on August 9, but somehow, they are here for us right now. We are not sure whether this is good or bad for the company, but this leak does remove all the "unpacking" from the upcoming Samsung Unpacked!
As you can see from the images themselves, AI integration will play a big role in the Galaxy Note 9's camera and even the Bluetooth-capable S-Pen with 4096 pressure points, since both will deliver better performance by learning and adjusting according to the situation. The dual pixel technology from the S9+ will be retained and to power all of this, Samsung is also putting in a 4,000mAh battery. Interestingly, the Dex feature is also going to be present this year on the Note 9 (just like the recently released Galaxy tab S4) and without the need for any additional hardware, except of course, the connecting cable. Now that all has been revealed, would you be buying the Galaxy Note 9?
Rumors started flying about a possible Galaxy S7 even before the current Samsung smartphone arrived in stores. Most rumors had no reliable basis, but ETNews, a Korean news outlet, has a more promising report. They're reporting a possible release date of January 19th with a premium and sub-premium option.
The two offerings aren't new. Samsung did the same thing with the S6 and S6 Edge. The SM-G930 is the standard version while the SM-G935 includes the curved display.
The report also details the Galaxy S7, codenamed Project Lucky, will feature an ePOP chip to boost efficiency. So far, the specs are up in the air. Processors could vary based on where the S7 is sold. It's possible the flagship device might use something similar to Apple's pressure-sensitive display.
Also rumored are a dual camera arrangement up to 20 MP and USB Type-C support. Pricing isn't worth speculating about. All of this is rumor, but it's a more sound rumor than we've had before.
The Last of Us 2 is an interesting game that many people are questioning whether or not it is actually coming. People are excited about a potential sequel to the first game because the first game was so critically acclaimed. Naughty Dog didn't completely finish off the story, so there is still some more that could be told. In the meantime, Naughty Dog made a deal with one of the studios to turn The Last of Us story into a Hollywood Blockbuster... The Last of Us Movie is in the works and may "in-production" as soon as 2016.
According to the creative director for The Last of Us, Neil Druckmann, he says that the game has a 50/50 shot of being made. He says that Naughty Dog hasn't decided if they will make the game yet. It seems as though Naughty Dog has to figure out which direction they want to take the game. There is certainly many different possible directions that they could take the game, it is just they have to be careful when making a sequel. The Last of Us was such a story driven game that it could be difficult for Naughty Dog to easily make sequels to the game.
It's not set up like Call of Duty where players expect a sequel to come out for the game every year or even every few years. We do have some information that The Last of Us 2 could be being worked on. The former lead character artist for Naughty Dog, Michael Knowland, accidentally left some information on his LinkedIn profile that could indicate there was work being done on The Last of Us 2.
In his profile, it was shown that he was working on prototyping initial character models for The Last of Us 2. At one point, quite a few employees left Naughty Dog when the director of the Uncharted series, Amy Hennig, left the company. The surge of employees leaving the company could have slowed down the development of The Last of Us 2. Naughty Dog has previously said that they didn't want to make the sequel star Joel or Ellie at all, but added that they were still looking at a few different possibilities for The Last of Us 2.
The yet to be revealed LG G4 will reportedly feature a 5.6" QHD display. The successor of LG G3 is expected to make its official debut in April.
The report comes from the same source which leaked the early press renders of the upcoming smartphone. There is no word of the resolution of the screen however it could be a 2K or a 3K unit.
Rumored specs of LG G4 include Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16MP main camera, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and even a fingerprint sensor. LG plans to sell 10 million units of the smartphone up from 6-7 million LG G3 devices.
It may come as a sad news to some users. Latest rumors indicates that, Sony might Exit the smartphone market in a bid to become profitable once again. The Japanese tech giant's CEO Kazuo Hurai announced at a press conference that Sony will no longer pursue sales growth in the highly competitive field.
Right in line with past reports, Mr. Hirai revealed that the company will consider a sale of its struggling smartphone and television businesses. However, there is no deal currently in the works.
Despite developing quality Android smartphones, Sony has struggled in the highly competitive smartphone field. The company has been sandwiched between rivals such as Apple and Samsung in the high end and the army of Chinese companies in the low end of the market.
Sony fans are impatiently waiting for its upcoming flagship, Xperia Z4. According to new reports circulating the web Sony is planning to announce its new Xperia flagship smartphone aka "Sony Xperia Z4" on April,20th. Xperia's Z4 specs, press renders, and live photos are already here, which hints at a smartphone that clearly can't take much longer to come.
Even though Sony has little to surprise us with at this point, we're keeping our fingers crossed for an Xperia Z4 announcement eight days before the LG G4 drops. There's a lot to love about Xperia smartphones, and the Z4 is shaping up to be the best one so far with its 5.2-inch high-resolution display, Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3 to 4GB of RAM, 20.7MP main camera, and of course, the signature Sony metal and glass build.
Since the official release of the Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google received many bug reports regarding issues with battery drain, instability and other bugs. One of the most critical bugs, is a Wi-Fi issue that disables Cisco Corporate Connection in Lollipop, whereby the device will not connect to Cisco WiFi access points running WPA2 with AES encryption.
Many users who already updated their devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop reported that their devices are unstable, beside some other minor issues that cannot be fixed with rooting or custom ROMs. Users hope that Google release a Hotfix to address all these bugs very soon.
Latest rumor suggest that Google will release Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Update to address all these bugs and performance issues later next month (December). However, this info is not confirmed and this much needed update may get delayed. We'll keep you updated regarding this matter.