First Leaked Photos that shows off Samsung's upcoming flagship Smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S Edge. The images, provided by sources at a South Korean electronics distributor, purportedly show five variants of the electronics giant's new flagship smartphone, including an Edge-style version.
While the Galaxy S6 isn't expected to be formally announced until the Samsung Unpacked 2015 event held on March 1st, the rumour mill has been running overtime on what the world's largest smartphone maker might be offering in the new handset to revive its sluggish mobile-phone business.
The fifth phone shows that the bezel which looks metallic and quite thick of the visible edged side, unlike the Galaxy Note Edge, is protruding outwards. This seems to indicate that the fork-looking silver line shown in Samsung's recently sent invitation was the hint for the particular wraparound design of the Edge.
The physical home button is still very much alive, it seems, while the glimpse of the fifth phone shows that the front of the S6 will resemble its predecessors the S5, S4, and S3.
Huawei will surely take part in MWC 2016, as this Chinese firm has already sent out the invitations for the event to be held on 21st February. However, we didn't know what exactly would be on display that day.
On 15th February, a rumor surfaced pointing at the probability of a hybrid laptop, supposedly the Huawei Matebook. Although the rumour emerged for the hybrid PC, the chance of a new Huawei P9 was also discussed extensively. Now, this speculation has been bolstered and an official announcement can be expected - thanks to the official-looking renders.
The images also show some of the most sought after info on the design element of the smartphone and establish proof of some of its previously speculated features - a dual camera in the back and a fingerprint scanner mounted in the back. Apart from this we can say that the Huawei P9 will sport a metal body and a 2.5 curved display on the front. There will be four color choices - gold, white, pink and gray.
The Huawei P9 will be backed by a Kirin 950 SoC, 4GB of RAM and feature a 5.2-inch screen. This is not fully confirmed, as there is also news of 6GB of RAM and four different variants of the phone coming with unique display and camera resolution.
Unlike Apple Pay or Android Pay, the Samsung Pay does not require installation of any additional equipment supporting NFC at the point-of-sale (POS) to complete payment successfully.
The store executives with old POS equipments will be surprised in your next visit finding the Samsung Pay works perfectly in collecting payment from you.
Similar encounters have inspired the South Korean giant to make a new video commercial for its new payment feature that is made available across its Galaxy handsets.
In the video non-fancy store executives are seen getting surprised with the successful transaction through old POS equipments that does not supports NFC, the tech feature that is required while making payment through Apple Pay or Android Pay.
Samsung uses a unique technology called MST in its payment feature that mimics debit and credit card swipes, and this facilitates paying at any store with ease that accepts card. This is the reason the newly launched Samsung Pay has been more successful than the rivals.
Watch the embedded commercial video in this post and share your own views with fellow readers whether you managed surprising any store executive by making payment through Samsung Pay-compatible Galaxy smartphone. Use the below given comment box.
Evan Blass from @evleaks has just released a few renders online via Twitter and they show the three colors of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in full flurry. The colors are Black Onyx, Silver Titanium and Blue Coral, as supposedly named by Samsung. However, they have raised some eyebrows as the almost confirmed iris scanner we had seen before in the leaked photo of the Note 7's front panel, is missing here. The three circular lenses necessary for the iris scanner to work (as per a recent patent filed by Samsung) are nowhere to be seen in these alleged press renders of the next Note.
It should be noted that Evan Blass himself had declared that the Note 7 will have the much anticipated iris scanner, yet his own leak counters that theory now. Nonetheless, we can see a slightly curved back over here in this render, as well as an even lesser camera protrusion that seen on the S7. The S-Pen and its placement looks identical to that of the Note 5 and the dual Edge display can be clearly observed. Whether this is indeed the final render that will be seen on August 2 is something that we will find out in about a month's time from now.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Well Samsung doesn't have much left to reveal when it comes to the specs of the Galaxy S7, thanks to all the detailed leaks. So they decided to invite Mark Zuckerberg to appear as a guest and surprise the crowd. But, they didn't know that the crowd to go frenzied by Facebook chief's sudden appearance.
The event's setting was perfect, journalists were invited to witness Samsung's Virtual Reality demo via Gear VR headsets. Once the Gear headsets were removed, Zuckerberg appeared in his usual grey T-shirt. After couple of moments of shock, the journalists and photographers started running toward the stage in order to click a picture. He was there to shed light on the collaboration between Samsung and Facebook for VR technology. Sadly, people were just too spellbound to listen to his words.
Anyway the whole idea of creating buzz was achieved for Samsung. An Australian TV presenter did a show only focused the chaos created by Mark's appearance. Though the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are great devices, they were eclipsed by the tech celebrity's presence. On 22nd February, the morning TV and radio shows in Barcelona started with Mark Zuckerberg's name. There is no doubt that the MWC event is pretty big, but all the companies making major announcements about their product were pushed to second place because of this unexpected surprise.
The Galaxy S8 might have just gotten leaked by none other than the manufacturer itself! In what was the most unexpected move made by Samsung in recent history, they have just unleashed two ads promoting their new Super AMOLED displays on a smartphone that is more than likely to be the upcoming Galaxy S8. The phone featured in both the ads show us a device that's incredibly similar in design to what we have seen so far via the leaked renders of the S8. Check out the two ads to get an idea of what we are talking about.
If this is indeed a prototype of the Galaxy S8 which we are seeing here, then it will sport the rumoured high screen-to-body ratio, as well as an optical fingerprint scanner placed under the display. There is no Home button either, just as the rumors and renders had predicted. The bottomline is that Samsung is using a brand new phone for these ads which looks suspiciously similar to what the conceptual and leaked renders had been predicting about the Galaxy S8. Add this to the fact that Samsung is using this device to show off their new upcoming Super AMOLED panels and you might just be convinced that this is truly our first unofficial look at the upcoming flagship from Samsung.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Famous leakster Ice universe (@universeice) is more often right than wrong when it comes to smartphone leaks, but what he is showing us here is a bit hard to swallow. Not that it depicts anything that's downright absurd like a holographic keyboard or a 4K display mind you! And before you start pointing out to Sony's Xperia XZ Premium which sports an excellent 4K panel, let me assure you that it isn't going to happen with the Galaxy Note 8. What is surprising and feels wrong about the Note 8 render here is the large bezel size; something that is almost reminiscent of the Galaxy Note 7 than the Galaxy S8 Plus.
We are not saying that it cannot be so, but if Samsung decides to opt for larger bezels after being praised so much for the design language of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, it would indeed be very surprising! Nevertheless, this isn't the first time that we are seeing a render such as this one, so it could very well be the situation this year after all. I guess we will find out soon enough.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We have seen the Galaxy Note 8 in leaks and renders quite a few times now and in spite of our hate for the seemingly larger top and bottom bezels on the upcoming device, it seems like that's just something that we will have to live with... Or, you could just buy the Galaxy S8+, provided of course you can live without the stylus.
In today's render, we have the smartphone (and those bezels!) confirmed from every angle. Do take a look at these renders and tell us what you think in the comments section. Although we say "confirmed," these are obviously not official and are brought to you by the case maker Ghostek. Nevertheless, these are probably as close to the real thing as is possible at the moment and I am pretty sure that when it is unveiled officially next month, this is what we are going to see, more or less.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Google's flagship Pixel 3 XL smartphone is less than six months old, but the company is already deep into development on its successor. While the Pixel 4 XL will not launch until nearer the end of the year, Google is working on the handset now. In fact, this week we learned more about the camera technology on the Pixel 4 XL thanks to some new renders of the upcoming device.
Two important changes will be made to the design of the Pixel XL. Specifically, Google will follow the recent high-end Android trend of a hole-punch screen and will also embrace a new camera configuration on the back of the handset.
New Camera Module
According to a leaked image discovered by SlashLeaks, the Pixel 4 XL will have two cameras on its rear. Ok, you are probably thinking most flagship devices have three or more camera lenses, and you'd be right. Google has always approached smartphone imagery differently to other OEMs and the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 XL only have one rear camera.
Instead of using multiple lenses to create different imaging capabilities, Google leveraged its market-leading AI and machine learning technology. The result has seen the single lens of the Pixel smartphones achieve image quality other smartphones need multiple lenses to match. It is a strategy that has worked as Pixel cameras are considered amongst the best in the industry.
However, for the Pixel 4 XL, Google seems to be embracing a multiple camera setup. The linked device drawing you see below shows the smartphone with two lenses. Considering Google has managed to use a single lens to create a stunning smartphone camera, we are really excited to see what the company will do with two.
The drawing also shows Google will use a hole-punch screen for the Pixel 4 XL, a design element that was backed up by renders that leaked this week by iDroidbg. Google has previously followed Apple's path of using a notch to house the front-facing selfie camera module.
While a notch is not a deal breaker, I have often found it slightly obtrusive. My smartphone activity revolves around sending messages on WhatsApp, playing games, or browsing when looking for a pa iLotterybonus code. In all cases it is hard to ignore the notch jutting out from the top of the screen.
The answer to that problem is the hold-punch display, which is becoming a smartphone trend in 2019 thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. Google has noticed this trend and it seems the Pixel 4 XL will now have its selfie camera embedded into the screen.
Interestingly, both the render and the drawing show that the Pixel 4 XL will come without a fingerprint sensor on the rear. All previous Pixel smartphones have housed the fingerprint scanner on the back panel below the camera. On the upcoming 2019 model it seems Google has followed OEMs like OnePlus and Samsung by embedding the sensor within the screen.
The CES has always had a special place for the technically bizarre and brilliant creations and this year has not been an exception to that either. Check the following out and let us know which one appealed to you the most, in the comments.
The Rolling OLED TV from LG
If a 65-inch OLED panel coming into existence from seemingly nowhere intrigues and weirds you out at the same time, you are not the only one! The LG Signature Series OLED TV R (65R9) has a rolling OLED panel that rolls out from within the storage base below (which is also a sound system)! Looking at the whole thing unfurl is nothing short of astounding and strange at the same time.
The Happiness Robot
While it may not be human, the Lovot from Groove X promises to be your best friend forever! If you don't find the idea of a penguin-ish robot following you around for cuddles and then sleeping in your arms to be both weird and comforting, this list has nothing on you!
The Talking Toilet
While sitting on the can, have you ever felt lonely and wished that your toilet could talk to you? No? Well, the Kohler Numi 2.0 would want you to change your opinion because it's a talking, smart toilet that no one was really waiting for. Nonetheless, it has an impressive set of functions, powered by Amazon's own Alexa.
That's it for now, but, let's just hope that even more weird, and yet useful gadgets are shown at the CES 2019 this year. If anything weird enough is indeed showcased, we will be sure to highlight it and bring the latest updates right to you.
It has hardly been two days since Apple confirmed rumors about the upcoming iPhone SE with 2GB of RAM and we can now see the test results on AnTuTu's score-sheet. It seems like some people already have access to the SE even before its official release in the US next week. If these results are to be believed, then the iPhone SE is miles ahead of its mid-range competition. In fact, the results are so spectacular, that they are actually ahead of even the much more expensive iPhone 6s and 6s Plus!
The iPhone 6s scored around 132,620 and Samsung's latest flagship (Galaxy S7) with Snapdragon 820 scored somewhere around 125,288. The Exynos 8890 version of the S7 however, managed to score only about 105,000. The iPhone SE puts all of these flagships to shame with a whopping score of 134,358! This extremely impressive score was made possible, thanks to the Apple A9 chip, which was the most powerful mobile SoC on the market in 2015. If you are wondering how it managed to score more than the 6s which has the same chip as well, it is due to the fact that the smaller 4-inch display of the SE has fewer pixels to process for the A9 SoC when compared to the 4.7-inch panel of the 6s.
These scores may give one an impression that the A9 chip is still faster when compared with the latest Snapdragon 820 chipset from Qualcomm, but it may not actually be the case. The SD 820 is pushing significantly more pixels on the S7, which has a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 1440p! The A9 chip on the other hand, only has to work with a 640p HD display that's 4-inch in size. Nonetheless, the scores are very impressive and we are inclined to think that at this point, if you must buy an iPhone, the iPhone SE is probably the best choice, provided you can live without the 3D Touch.