The Xiaomi Mi 11 was unveiled last year in December in China and now its debuts worldwide earlier this week. We expected the company to introduce the Mi 11 Lite and Mi 11 Pro at the event, but for some reason, it didn't happen. Mi 11 was also the first smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 Soc. While the company hasn't launched other phones we know how the Mi 11 Ultra looks like. Recently, a Filipino Youtuber uploaded a video on his channel Tech Buff PH. that shows the hands-on-review of Mi 11 Ultra.
The Mi 11 Ultra carries the model number M2102K1G. The video gives a brief introduction to the camera and its exterior design. The Mi 11 Ultra features a triple camera system at the rear side. The camera module is quite big and features two large sensors alongside teh periscope lens. As per the leaks, the smartphone will feature a 120X zoom camera with a surprisingly fresh tiny display next to the camera system.
According to the leaks, the smartphone is likely to have a large 6.8-inch OLED display with WQHD+ resolution with 120Hz refresh rate. The front camera is placed inside a hole-punch cutout at the front display that features a 20MP camera sensor. The phone is tipped to have a 50MP primary camera sensor, a 48MP ultrawide lens, and a 48MP periscopic telephoto zoom lens. This will a huge upgrade from its predecessor. The phone features LDPDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 internal storage. The device comes with a 5,000mAh battery and 67W fast wired charging 67 wireless charging, and 10W reverse charging.
Samsung's upcoming Galaxy X is the supposed foldable smartphone that never arrived even after years of speculations and predictions. However, the era of foldable smartphones is finally here, thanks to ZTE's brand new experimental smartphone, the Axon M.
The Axon M sports two 5.2-inch displays of identical properties, which can be folded in the middle to make for a more portable package. The phone still feels quite bulky due to the thickness, but it's the world's first phone which makes carrying around a potentially 10.4-inch display in your pocket, a feasible option.
Apart from the dual 1080p 5.2-inch LCD FHQ displays, it also sports a 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB of RAM, a single 20-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and dual image stabilization and 64GB of internal storage with micro-SD card slot. In the US, the ZTE Axon M will be available exclusively on AT&T for roughly $699. Check out the video by The Verge to see the ZTE Axon M in action.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We have seen a few 5G smartphones recently but Vivo is missing from the 5G landscape till yesterday. As today, Vivo announced its 5G enabled flagship smartphone that is powered by a Snapdragon 865 processing chip. As you might have guessed it already from the name of the phone that Nex 3S 5G is a minor hardware upgrade over the Nex 3 5G that was launched by the company last year. The phone has a non-removable Li-Po 4500mAh battery that comes with fast charging at 44W.
The new Nex 3S 5G has the same 6.89-inch FHD+ waterfall display just like its predecessor. The device has a screen-to-body ratio of 99.6%. While the company hasn't changed much from the exterior point of view but it has upgraded its hardware specs. The old Nex 3 5G was using Snapdragon 855 plus, and the new Nex 3S 5G is powered by a liquid-cooled Snapdragon 865 processor, paired with up to 128GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.
The phone has a triple-camera setup with a 64MP primary lens, a 13 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 13MP telephoto lens featuring 2x optical zoom. For the front camera, the phone has a 16MP pop-up camera. It can create videos up to 2160p at 30 frames per second. The display is a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and offers 16M colors with a 1080 x 2256 pixel resolution. The phone comes with Android 10 with the company's own UI FunTouch. The phone is available in China starting from March 14. There are two variants for this device - 8GB/256GB variant is priced at $719 while the other version is priced at $762. For the time being there is no news about its global availability and we just have to see when it lands in India and other parts of the world.
If you are looking for a decent affordable Android Smartphone, then look no further. The new ZTE V5 3 4G is made to set your needs. It's available for $199.99 on GearBest now.
ZTE V5 3 4G Phablet packs a 5.5" Full HD display with 1920x1080 resolution with a drupal Aluminum uni-body design and scratch resistant Glass.
ZTE V5 3 4G Phablet is running Android 5.1 Lollipop Out-of-the-box so you don't need to worry about updates. The device is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit based Octa-core CPU for optimal performance along with a 2GB Ram, so no lag whatever how many Apps you'll run.
As for the connectivity and media specs, the ZTE V5 3 4G has all the features you need from Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth, MP + 13MP Cameras, FHD video recording. Here's what you need to know.
ZTE V5 3 4G Specification
Type: 4G Phablet
Service Provide: Unlocked
OS: Android 5.1
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese
SIM Card Slot: Dual Standby, Dual SIM
SIM Card Type: Dual Nano SIM
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
Cores: 1GHz, Octa Core, 1.5GHz
RAM: 2GB RAM
External memory: TF card up to 128GB (not included)
Wireless Connectivity: WiFi, GSM, 3G, 4G, GPS
WiFi: 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless internet
Network type: GSM+WCDMA+FDD-LTE
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz
Screen type: Capacitive
Screen size: 5.5 inch
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Pixels Per Inch (PPI): 401
Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)
Back camera: with flash light, 13.0MP
Front camera: 5.0MP
Video recording: Yes
Picture format: BMP, PNG, JPEG, GIF
Music format: AMR, MP3, WAV
Video format: H.263, 3GP, AVI, MP4, RMVB, H.264
MS Office format: Word, Excel, PPT
E-book format: TXT, PDF
Live wallpaper support: Yes
Games: Android APK
I/O Interface: TF/Micro SD Card Slot, Micro USB Slot, 3.5mm Audio Out Port
Sensor: Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor
Additional Features: Sound Recorder, Bluetooth, People, GPS, Gesture Sensing, Browser, 3G, Proximity Sensing, MP3, Wi-Fi, 4G, MP4, FM
Battery Capacity (mAh): 3000mAh Built-in Battery
Cell Phone: 1
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1
Product size: 15.53 x 7.72 x 0.855 cm / 6.10 x 3.03 x 0.34 inches
Package size: 18.0 x 12.0 x 6.0 cm / 7.07 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches
Product weight: 0.160 kg
Package weight: 0.550 kg
You can Purchase the ZTE V5 3 4G now for $199.99 only from GearBest Here, limited quantity remaining.
A Leaked User Agent Profile confirms that Samsung;s upcoming flagship device, Samsung Galaxy S6 will feature a QHD (2K) display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. The Galaxy S6 will have a model number SM-G920A.
In the same time, the rest of the User Agent Profile also shows that the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A) will pack a 64-bit processor. Software navigation buttons missing from the profile, it would appear that hardware buttons will return. None of this information is unexpected, and the profile merely confirms earlier leaks.
We expect to see a 5.5-inch display on the Galaxy S6 with a pixel density of 534ppi. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 16MP and 5MP respectively. For those of you impressed with the rear camera on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy S6 is expected to have the same IM240 camera sensor employed on the camera that adorns its back. 3GB of RAM will be on board and Android 5.0 will be pre-installed.
Samsung has just officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with Dual-edge curved screen, Metal frame and Dual-Glass panels (font - back). The new combination of materials works great indeed and the Galaxy S6 Edge is arguably, the most beautiful Galaxy smartphone to date. This the second curved edge smartphone Samsung release after the Note Edge.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge packs a 5.1" Super AMOLED screen with Quad HD resolution resulting into the amazing 577 ppi density. It is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The hardware Home key once again doubles as fingerprint sensor and supports the new Samsung Pay service.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge duo comes with a new ISOCELL camera sensor with 16MP resolution. The camera is enhanced with optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus and has a single-LED flash. Quite expectedly, 4K video recording is supported.
Finally, the Galaxy S6 Edge runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Out-of-the-box enhanced with the latest TouchWiz UX with Material design and cleaner interface and lost of new features included on the new TouchWiz UX. This time around Samsung has partnered with Microsoft, instead of Dropbox, and will be offering 115GB OneDrive storage for 2 years to each Galaxy S6 user.
The S6 Edge is powered by the Samsung's own 64-bit Exynos 7420 chipset, built on a 14nm process and thus more energy-efficient and producing less heat compared to 20nm Snapdragon 810.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will launch on April 10th in 20 markets, followed soon by even more countries in May. The Galaxy S6 Edge will be available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was the first Dual-edged curved smartphone on the market, the device's sales was higher than expected. Today, BBC reported that the Korean giant is struggling to meet the S6 Edge supply demand.
The reason of this shortage is that the curved screen of the Edge is very difficult to manufacture, it takes a long complicated process that leads on delays in the production line.
"Samsung will have a serious issue if the shortage is due to the difficulty of producing the curved screen. They [Samsung] must succeed in the launch of these new flagship phones to regain leadership in the high-end segment. They have a window of opportunity until the new iPhone comes out. The product and design is great - but [it] lacks service differentiation." - Mobile analyst, Thomas Husson at Forrester told the BBC
After getting news of the Nokia 5.4 mid-range, the company has finally launched the smartphone on the European continent. The phone is meant to replace the older Nokia 5.3 that was released in March this year. While the phone features a round-shaped camera house just like its predecessor, it has a different punch-hole design to house the front-facing camera. Some of the major highlights of the Nokia 5.4 smartphone include a tall aspect ratio screen.
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 662 processing chip. Nokia 5.4 has one of the best build quality and is known for its reliable smartphones. The company offers a 2-year warranty as standard but the phone usually lasts much longer than that. The Nokia 5.4 comes with 3 years of monthly security updates, and up to 2 sets of operating system upgrades.
Nokia 5.4 offers a larger landscape for streaming, gaming, and internet browsing on an impressive 6.39-inch HD+ screen. The has generous two-day battery life that is supported by Adaptive battery technology that prioritizes power to the things you use the most, you are in control the whole day. The phone features a 48MP quad-camera that gives you total creative control with advanced video recording and cinematic effects to capture the world in stunning detail.
The phone runs on Android 11 out of the box. The front camera is a 16MP front camera. The rear panel features a 48MP primary camera sensor, a 5MP ultrawide camera sensor, and a 2MP camera sensor for macro shots and depth data. There is a capacitive fingerprint scanner below the camera sensor. The phone has 4GB RAM as standard and offers two variants of internal storage in 64GB and 128GB. You can further extend the internal storage via microSD. The phone ships with Android 10 through an update to Android 11 is already in the works. The Nokia 5.4 is powered by a 4,000mAh battery that charges over USB-C at 10W speed. The phone is available in purple and blue color options and will sell for 189 euro in the European area.
Last week, rumor surfaced that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 won't have a major design change in comparison to the Galaxy S6 series. Now, we can actually have a look at the not-much-changed look of the S7, because of the leaked renders.
The Galaxy S7 designs were revealed by smartphone case maker ITSkins, and it shows a device that mostly looks similar to the regular Galaxy S6, with one prominent difference: the home button has become rectangular. Dimension of the Galaxy S7 is 143.37 x 70.8 x 6.94 mm, which is also just about the same size as the Galaxy S6 (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm). The rear snapper bump will remain intact, and same will be case with the LED flash, plus a heart rate sensor. If these measurements are almost accurate, the Galaxy S7 will have a 5.1-inch display, like its predecessor.
It looks like the SIM card slot has been moved to the side of the device in the Galaxy S7. In the Galaxy S6, sim slot was on the top. This device is supposed to be powered by Exynos 8890 chipset with Samsung's own custom CPU design (or a Snapdragon 820 chipset), 4GB RAM, an enhanced camera sensor, USB Type-C connector, and probably a microSD card slot.
Samsung Galaxy A9 will be released following its predecessors like A3, A5, and A7 models of the revamped Galaxy A (2016) series. The images of the smartphone were leaked via official promotion and is expected to be available in the market this month.
The Galaxy A9 will have a 6" Super AMOLED screen of 1080p resolution and a Snapdragon 620 chipset backed by 3GB of RAM will power the phone. The 620 platform has a powerful octa-core 1.8GHz processor with 4x Cortex-A72 and 4x Cortex-A53 cores, and the GPU for graphics is Adreno 510.
The Galaxy A9 will be following the suit of the smaller A3, A5, and A7 from the 2016 series and will be built with a metal frame and dual 2.5D glass panels.
All other specifications of the Galaxy A9 are the following: a 13MP camera in the back with optical image stabilization and bright f/1.9 aperture. The 8MP selfie camera will also support panoramic pictures, 32GB expandable storage, LTE Cat.7 connectivity, and a 4,000 mAh battery.
With this type of stellar specs, the Galaxy A9 is also expected to feature power bank capabilities. Those would be supported natively by Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the Galaxy A9 will be released with 5.1.1 Lollipop, which makes it difficult to confirm the availability of this feature.
Samsung Galaxy A9 is supposed to go official very early and be available for consumers in Christmas or in early January. The price in China will be more than CNY 3,000, which implies it will be more than €430.
Are you a fan of the curved or Edge displays by Samsung? If not so, then you better start getting used to them because Samsung might not make flat screen variants for its future Galaxy S smartphones. In the words of Koh Dong-jin, who is the president of Samsung Mobiles,
"Samsung has considered that it would make the Edge display as the identity of the Galaxy S smartphone line-up if the company can provide consumers differentiated user experience through software and user-friendly functions (for the curved screen)."
We are pretty much sure that the reception and sales of the newly released Galaxy Note 7 with dual curved display will play a very important role in determining the future of the Galaxy S8. As no flat screen Note 7 variants were released this year, if this move turns out to be a success, the S8 may very well, follow the same trend next year. Even if they do not eliminate the flat display completely by 2017, the focus will definitely shift onto the Edge displays, provided the Note 7 manages to satisfy the customers as much as Samsung hopes it will.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Just when it was almost confirmed that there will be no flat screen versions of the Note 7 this year, but only a single device that will sport a dual Edge display, new photos have surfaced that suggest otherwise. The photos show the device to have a flat back as well, unlike the Galaxy S7 regular, which has a curved back. We can also see the USB Type-C port, connected to a USB Type-C cable. If you look carefully, you can actually see the iris scanner too.
If you like the flat version seen in these pics and would like to buy one, we have bad news for you unfortunately. In all probability, the Note 7 will only sport a dual Edge display this year. While these images prove that the flat screen version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 does exist, it will possibly not be marketed to the public. In fact, this is actually a prototype and will remain only at that stage for now. The curved Note 7 however, is going to be unveiled on August 2, equipped with a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB/6GB of RAM and the same camera setup (12-megapixel/5-megapixel) as the S7 series.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Galaxy Note 5 has a brilliant display that's quite large as it is but the Note 6 will presumably be built with an even larger screen. If the rumored 5.77-inch 2K display does make it to the final release, it will be the first time that the company would be making a change in the display department of its Note series since the Galaxy Note 3 was launched in 2013 with a 5.7-inch display.
The Snapdragon 820 is the most powerful chip in Android world right now and it powers flagship smartphones like the S7 and the G5. However, the Note 6 might be powered by the upcoming Snapdragon 823 SoC, which is supposed to be 18% faster than even the SD 820. Couple that with the superfast 6GB RAM and we could be looking at power that's almost equivalent to a fully fledged laptop here! To power all this, there will be a rumored 4,200mAh QuickCharge enabled battery.
Other rumors flying around the phablet suggests that there might also be 256GB of in-built storage, alongside an expandable memory card slot. We believe that it will be water and dust-resistant just like the S7 and S7 Edge. Most of the information here was made popular through Weibo by GizmoChina, so take it with a healthy pinch of salt as it is still too early to know anything for sure. What would you like to see in the upcoming phablet from Samsung?
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
Samsung is all over the tech-news these days, albeit for unwanted reasons. The Note 7 started exploding soon after release and now even a few of the replaced units marked as safe are also showing similar patterns. However, we have new rumors about next year\'s Galaxy S8 for you today. We are sure that the Korean electronics giant is greatly depending on the S8 to bring them out of the rut that they are quickly falling in right now.
ETNews reports that the S8 may not have a Physical Home button and instead will sport a front that's "all screen\" or "full screen" as they are calling it. It is interesting to note that the bezel-less front is also something that\'s rumoured to be a part of the iPhone 8.
Other rumors circulating around the S8 include a dual rear camera setup or a single 30-megapixel back camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 (10nm)/Exynos 8895 (10nm), a 4,200mAh battery and 6GB of RAM. None of the features except the 30-mp back camera seems too farfetched though and may actually turn out to be quite accurate. Since ETNews is a reputed source, we are pretty excited to see how the S8 will look with the full screen display, if it really does happen.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung Philippines tweeted a photo mocking Apple's latest iPhone 6 Plus. Apple's CEO Steve jobs said in the past on the matter of large smartphones "No one is ever going to buy a big phone," The quote from Jobs dates from July 2010 at an event related to antenna-gate (iPhone 4 release)... However, Apple's made a pretty big 5.5" Smartphone!
As you may recall Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at 4.7" and 5.5", respectively, a display size for smartphones, which Samsung embraced long ago. Naturally, the comment on Samsung's side is snarky and goes "Guess who surprised themselves and changed their minds."
While at it, let's also remember another popular Apple ad regarding the perfect phone size, released back when the iPhone 5 became the company's flagship.
As far as rumors and leaks are concerned, everything is pointing towards Samsung shutting down the traditional flat screen variants of their flagship smartphones with the Galaxy S8. However, these rumors have sparked quite a bit of controversy among fans and experts alike. Some of the customers are of the opinion that a phone sporting a curved display is inconvenient as unintentional inputs from touching the curved sides of the display can be irritating. Some industry veterans agree to this point and even go on to add that a bezel-less display isn't actually that remarkable on a phone as the size of the panel can never be big enough to matter.
In spite of the truth in these arguments, one cannot deny that the dual curved S7 Edge does look a lot better than the regular S7 and that aesthetic appeal is going to reach new heights when Samsung couples that with the rumoured bezel-less or all-screen design. If the Korean giant can improve upon the palm rejection tech for the "Edges," there's very little that one can say against the design. Are you excited about the rumoured 6.2-inch QHD Super AMOLED bezel-less dual curved display on the S8 Plus? Or would you prefer if Samsung stuck with a traditional flat screen for the regular Galaxy S8?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Project Valley or the Galaxy X is no secret now, especially since rumors have been predicting a release every year for the last few years. Whether or not this is another one of those rumors that doesn't really mean much is something that we will have to wait and find out.
The prototype will not see more than two to three thousand units being manufactured before being released during the first half of the year, according to the report. While that is a remarkably low number for a smartphone to reach public hands, it is quite a high number for a prototype as well. It will possibly be released only to test groups in order to see how the public reacts to the smartphone, before going into mass production with dual-screen devices. The reports of the test or survey will probably determine whether or not most of us will ever see a dual-display touting phone from the Korean giant.
The prototype allegedly has two OLED (Super AMOLED probably) panels that connect with the help of a hinge in-between them. The 180-degree rotation will allow the phone to be carried like a portable smartphone and used like a medium sized tablet. We have heard these things before, so let's just hope it's true this time around.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Ahead of its launch in March, the internet is being hit with rumors and leaks about Samsung Galaxy A52. A fresh leak that we are going to cover in this article is about its specifications and pricing, along with the launch details. Samsung Galaxy A52 is rumored to feature a large 6.5-inch super AMOLED display screen. The smartphone has appeared on a few certification websites recently that confirm the launch. As the market suggests, the Samsung Galaxy A52 will be competing against the Oppo Reno 5 4G.
A user with a twitter hand @chuvn8888, posted several details about the upcoming smartphone. The phone will come in 4G and 5G variants - price starting from Rs. 29,000 and Rs. 34,900 respectively. As mentioned, Samsung will be releasing the phone in Vietnam first, and then the European market will get access to it. According to Sammobie, Samsung Galaxy A52 5G will feature a higher refresh rate of 120Hz. Another leak says that the device will be available with an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. IP resistance determines the protection level of a device against water and dust.
Samsung Galaxy G series flagship smartphones, including the recently released Galaxy S21, has the same IP rating. In fact, the older Galaxy A-series mobile phones had an IP68 rating that gives good protection against water and dust. The IP rating for the 4G variant is still unknown but as we all know that Samsung isn't new to IP rating, we can assume that the 4G variant might have the same IP rating. Both devices share the same specs except the processing chip that powers the network capability as well as the processing speed of the device.
The 5G variant will feature an infinity-O display, Snapdragon 750G processor, 6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB internal storage, 4,500mAh battery that comes with 25W fast charging. The Samsung Galaxy A52 will feature a quad-camera system at the rear side with 64-megapixel primary camera, 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 5-megapixel macro, and another 5-megapixel depth sensor. The device will house a 32-megapixel selfie shooter upfront. The device is also expected to come with Android 11 with One U! 3.1 out of the box.
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Google has just started rolling-out the latest Hangouts v5.1 with some new features, updated Material Design user interface, better MMS handling, better Dual-sim support and Full Android Wear Support. The new version is rolling-out in stages to all Android users.
Here is What's New in Hangouts 5.1 [Official Change-log]:
- Hangouts is sleeker. Now updated with material design, Hangouts has a new look and feel: items respond to your touch in more intuitive ways and transitions between tasks are more fluid.
- Hangouts is simpler. The new Compose button makes it easier for you to start a new group or conversation. Our streamlined contacts list helps you find the right person quickly. And attachments have been revamped and simplified, so sharing-of emoji, GIFs, your location, even multiple photos at once-is a snap.
- Hangouts is faster. Whether you're sending a quick message or video chatting with family, you don't want hold-ups. We've been obsessively fixing bugs and speeding up message delivery to make Hangouts faster and more reliable. Bonus: less battery consumption.
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Xiaomi has come up with the new Redmi Note 3 in China. The new device gets bigger and better in comparison to its predecessor, with a new full metal body, fingerprint sensor, a huge 4000mAh battery, and more.
The new Redmi Note 3 sports a full aluminum unibody design with 120-point ultra-fine double sided sandblasting and curved edges. At the thickest area the device will be of 8.65mm and the weight will be 164g, 4g more than its predecessor in spite of the larger battery.
On the rear a new fingerprint sensor is available, which Xiaomi claims unlocks the phone in just 0.3 seconds. Soon we'll see whether the sensor will only be used for unlocking the device or within apps as well. It opens up new possibilities like biometric authentication for payments via the Mi Wallet Service.
Other specifications include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage or 3GB RAM and 32GB storage depending upon the variant, 13 megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, 4G dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and MIUI 7.
The smartphone will cost RMB 899 ($140) for the 16GB model and RMB 1099 ($172) for the 32GB variant. It will be available in three colors: silver, gold, and gray.
All the latest rumors indicate that Apple is making an iPhone that will go back to the 4-inch display form factor. We are not yet sure as to what it would actually be called, but the popular opinion on the matter favors the name iPhone 5se at this moment. Arguably, it can also be named iPhone 5e, iPhone 6c or iPhone 7c.
The "leaked" picture shows us two iPhones sharing the frame while lying on top of a wooden surface with the iPhone 5 on the left and the iPhone 5se on the right. At first look, we think that the iPhone 5se will not differ much from the iPhone 5 in dimensions. From what can be seen in the image, the phone on the right will probably have a fingerprint sensor built in its Home button. Other visible features include power and volume buttons on the side and a front camera that has been placed on the left side of the earpiece.
Although the image does not give us any indications as to the hardware that will be sported by the rumored Apple iPhone 5se, many believe that it might have the A8 chipset inside. An 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 1.2 megapixel FaceTime camera will probably also make the cut. Connection options should include LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.2 among others. If all things are to be believed, then Apple is going to launch the device by March this year.
The semi-circular LCD on the Moto 360 seems to be having a problem with image retention. A couple of users have reported their Moto 360 continues to show the circular charging bar on the screen even after you stop charging (as you can see on the image above).
Certain LCDs are occasionally prone to image retention or persistence issue, wherein if an image is displayed on the screen continuously for too long it gets stuck on the screen for a while and is visible even if you go to another screen. This is different from image burn-in that happens on AMOLED panels, where the pixels are permanently transformed and it's temporary on LCD but it's still annoying to see the previous image faintly on the screen even after you move to the next one.
We reported yesterday a confirmation we got from various reports and sources that Google will release the Android L final version with Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 on Mid-October. Nexus 6 is reported to be the first Motorola-made Nexus device. Today, we got more info and confirmation about the Moto Nexus 6 (Photo above) from 9to5Google.
9to5Google has revealed some leaked Specs and details about the device in which the outlet seems fairly confident. 9to5 says it can corroborate the 5.9" screen size, and notes that the device details leaked actually carries the following Specs, some of which clash with earlier reports:
- 5.92" QHD display (498PPI)
- 3200mAh battery
- 13MP camera and 2MP front shooter
- Snapdragon 805 processor
- 3GB RAM
In the next 15 days, we'll see a lot of details and leaks of both the HTC Nexus 9 and the Moto Nexus 6, stay tuned with YouMobile to get updated.
Yesterday, Sony officially announced its New Xperia Z5 line-up for the year. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is Sony's flagship this year and it's the World's first smartphone with a 4K screen resolution
The 4K Triluminos display is an IPS panel has 3,840 x 2,160px resolution, that's four times 1080p or just over 8MP. It puts 806ppi pixel density in the palm of your hand for crystal clarity of 4K footage from Netflix, YouTube or some that you've shot yourself.
The camera captures 4K videos too with improved Intelligent Active Mode and SteadyShot technology for smooth, sharp videos at day and at night. ISO for videos goes up to 3,200, for photos the maximum jumps to 12,800. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has a stainless steel frame. It's painted in Black, Gold or the unique Chrome option. The body is IP65/68 rated dust-tight and waterproof with a cap-less USB port.
The phone runs Sony-flavored Android 5.1, naturally, powered by a Snapdragon 810 chipset with 3GB of RAM. You get 32GB of storage out of the box and can add up to 200GB more with a microSD card if you need extra room for those 4K videos. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium will launch globally in November, pricing will be revealed around that time. It will come in single and dual-SIM versions, both of which support Cat. 6 LTE.
The most amazing thing about the just released Apple Watch, is the User Interface. Well, Even if Apple Watch will not be available until early,2015. You can get this incredible UI right now on your Android Wear Smartwatch and its customizable too.
It turns out that someone has already copied the home screen of the Apple Watch, with all those circular icons, and made it available for Android Wear devices. Note that this is just a watchface. Hence, the icons don't do anything, you can't tap them to enter apps or the likes.
The design is still there, though. What you see above is called the "Pear Watchface", and it can make it to your Android Wear watch by using the WearFaces app which you can find on Google Play. As you may have guessed, this app lets you install many different watchfaces on your Android Wear powered smartwatch, and now Pear is one of them.
DisplayMate, a renowned company specializing in display tests, has praised the Galaxy Note 4's AMOLED in a detailed review. The 5.7" 2560 x 1440 pixel display of the Note 4 packs a pixel density of 518ppi, but that's not its only feature as Samsung has also worked a lot on evolving the quality of its OLEDs.
The review is based on quite a lot of technically-oriented tests and its verdict is that the Note 4's display is currently the best in the market. It is better than the AMOLED on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Tab S.
AMOLEDs have the reputation for being oversaturated and generally not accurate with colors. Not the one on the Galaxy Note 4 though, as under its Basic screen mode, it has the most accurate colors for the sRGB/Rec.709 spec of all smartphones and tablets the company has tested. The phone's Photo Mode bumps the screens compatibility to display the Adobe RGB gamut, which is 17% larger than the sRGB/Rec.709 standard.
Viewed at an angle, Note 4's display suffers minor, 19% decrease in brightness and small white point color shift. As to be expected, the primary color shifts are at their worse at 30 degrees, but with a rating of 6.6 JNCD, it is rated at very good. The screen impresses when it comes to screen reflectivity, too. The average screen reflection with light from all directions is just 4.8%. The best value DisplayMate have ever measures for a smartphone is 4.4%, which is impressive.
Samsung released the Galaxy Note Edge with a rounded curved screen which is the key feature of this Smartphone. Samsung Tomorrow released an Infographic that shows a 5 very important features of this edge screen. To know them, check out the photo below!
Honor has revealed the Honor V40 with 5G network support in its homeland China. It is the first smartphone by the company after its separation from Huawei last year. Like other flagship smartphones expected this year, Honor V40 also supports 5G connectivity along with a powerful processing chip - Dimensity 1000 plus. It also features a large-sized OLED display screen with 80-degree curvature at its left and right side edges. The phone has a 6.7-inch screen with a dual-punch hole to house a two-camera system. It is the first V-series phone with an OLED display.
The screen features a Full HD+ resolution of 1236x2676 pixels resolution and 120Hz refresh rate which is trending these days. The display also has an integrated fingerprint sensor that appears to be fitted with the same technology which can be found on the Huawei Nova 8 Pro. According to the official listing, the phone features a screen to body ratio of 92.3 percent. As far as the rear design is concerned, the Honor V40 5G has a glass back, which doesn't get fingerprint marks or scratches. The device is lightweight and weighs only 186 grams with a slim profile of 8.04mm only.
The MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ 5G chipset brings support for 5G and dual SIM connectivity. The phone is available in 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage configurations. The smartphone runs on Magic UI 4.0 based on the Android 11 operating system out of the box. The device also comes with GPU Turbo X graphic acceleration engine that delivers a far improved and smoother gaming experience.
The device has a 50-megapixel camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera sensor, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a laser autofocus unit at the rear panel. The rear camera offers features like dual front and rear photography. You can shot up to 4k HDR timelapse video. The phone is available in Magic Night Black, Titanium Silver, and Rose Gold and priced around $556 for a 128GB configuration.