Here we go, the first rumored alleged photos of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is spreading around the internet. The Photos shows a device similar in the design to the Galaxy ALPHA with a metal frame and Glass front. The Galaxy S6 is set to be released during the End of Q1,2015 and we already got its leaked Specifications sheet.
The source of this photo is not reliable and its highly considered to be a Fake, but we showed you it because the S6 may end up looking very close ot the Galaxy Alpha. Like Every year, This is only the start of the rumors-wave until Samsung reveal the device on the CES early next year.
Nokia might have been out of the smartphone business for a few years now, but there are still plenty of us who have a soft spot in our hearts for the once great Finnish ruler of the bygone phone world. We cannot help but feel a tinge of nostalgia and quite a bit of excitement each time a rumor or a leak shows us that Nokia is coming back into the business. However, it is almost certain now that Nokia is indeed coming back with a few Android smartphones and tablets in the last quarter of 2016.
The Nokia branding will be continuing under HMD, which is constituted largely with major ex-Nokia employees. As we have now officially entered the last quarter of the year, a snapshot of the Geekbench test result is showing us the performance of a certain "Nokia D1C." The handset scores decently in all the five trials with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor (1.4GHz), Adreno 505 GPU and 3GB of RAM, running on Android Nougat 7.0 apparently. We are sure that there will also be higher-end devices, but for now, the fact that Nokia is making a comeback into the business is quite exciting in itself. We will keep you informed about this as more news pops up.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung shows off the latest processor Exynos 8 Octa to compete with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820. Samsung says that Exynos 8 Octa 8890 will go into production by the end of the year, so it is very likely that it will be used in Galaxy S6's successor, ex. the Galaxy S7, which will probably debut in the first quarter of 2016.
Like the Exynos 7420, the new Exynos 8890 is an octa-core, 64-bit chip based on ARMv8 technology and manufactured using a 14nm FinFET process, while the 7420 featured four ARM Cortex-A57 CPU cores and four lower-power Cortex-A53 cores, the new chip is the first to pair four of Samsung's own custom ARMv8 CPU cores with four Cortex-A53 cores as it's the company's first premium chip to feature an integrated LTE modem with upload speeds as high as 150 Mbps and maximum download speeds as much as 600 Mbps.
The new chip supports display resolutions up to 4K UHD (4,096 x 2,160px), even though the existing Exynos 7420 has support for such displays, but we haven't seen a device with one just yet.
Samsung plans to begin mass production of the Exynos 8 Octa in late 2015.
Source: Samsung Tomorrow
Samsung doesn't want to take any chance when it comes to inserting the Galaxy Note 5's pen the right way. After the device was launched, many users started reporting that if the S Pen will be inserted in a wrong way, it would actually damage the internal S Pen sensor and without causing more damage it'll be practically impossible to remove the pen. Although the Korean company responded quickly, the damage was already done.
Roughly after three months, Samsung has started shipping the device with a brand new image and warning showing how to insert the pen in the specified slot. At first the warning label was shown via a YouTube video uploaded by "J. Williams". The video showcased T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Gold Platinum, and SamMobile made it surface on the internet.
From this video, it is quite evident that the warning label says "Be sure to insert your S pen with the nib pointed inward. Inserting the S pen the wrong way can cause it to become stuck and can damage the pen and your phone". Also there are two pairs of images showing the correct and incorrect way of inserting the stylus.
Interesting thing to note here is that in case of previous Note variants if someone would try to insert the pen in a wrong way, that person would experience an obstruction and it'll make the user realise that something is wrong. Sadly that's not the case with Note 5.
It seems Samsung is not able to cover its tracks when it comes to the yet to be released successor of the Galaxy A7. This time the smartphone showed up in the AnTuTu benchmark report and it seems the hardware setup is completely different from what was expected. Although it was rumoured that the smartphone would be powered by a Snapdragon 615 SoC, this report says the device is using a different chipset called the Exynos 7580.
While the rest of the hardware specifications are not changed, it is safe to assume that there will be two variants of A7 and they will come with two different type chipsets. The Samsung Galaxy A7 spotted in AnTuTu can be recognised by the same model number that was spotted at Bluetooth SIG yesterday. But interesting fact is that instead of a Snapdragon 615, this terminal was using the same chipset as the Samsung Galaxy J7 and S5 Neo - the Exynos 7580.
The chipset was built using 28nm technology and it has a total of 8 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. The CPU operates in conjunction with a Mali-T720 MP2 graphics chip and 3 GB of RAM. According to the source, the performance of Exynos 7580 is also at par with the Snapdragon 615 and MediaTek M6752, generating an overall score of 37,563 points in AnTuTu's benchmark report.
Last year's Galaxy S6 featured a 16 megapixel camera sensor, so when the supposedly leaked image showed us that the Galaxy S7 has a 12.2 megapixel sensor, we became skeptical. Although some manufacturers like HTC have been using larger pixel size or "ultrapixels" to justify a lower megapixel count, it is unlikely that Samsung would follow the same path since the recently announced Samsung Britcell sensor actually has smaller pixels. The image also shows us that the front camera has a 5 megapixel sensor and that too, does not seem to us as something that the Korean electronics giant will put in the final version of their upcoming flagship device.
The leaked snap apparently reveals to us other specifications like a QHD 5.7 inch display, 4GB of RAM, a fingerprint sensor and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with an Adreno 530 GPU instead of the Exynos 8890 SoC. We believe the Quad High Definition 5.7 inch display is something that we can definitely see in the Galaxy S7. Even if there is just a 5.1 inch version at launch, we are pretty sure that Samsung will launch 5.7 inch editions eventually. The 4GB RAM is almost a certainty and so is the fingerprint scanner. In order to confirm our suspicions, we will have to wait till "Samsung Unpacked 2016," which will probably be held on 20th Feb, 2016 in Barcelona.
Are you as excited about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as we are? If so, then you will be glad to know that we have found a video circulating on YouTube which shows us the iris scanner of the upcoming Note 7 in action and from what we can tell, it's super fast. The video seems to be of Asian (most likely Chinese) origin and was found on the YouTube channel of TechTastic. Take a look yourself to see what we are talking about exactly.
In case you had not noticed already, let us point out that the Galaxy Note 7 we are seeing over here is a flat version with a flat front and a flat back. However, this is possibly a prototype that will not reach the hands of the consumers as Samsung has probably decided to go only with the curved screen variant this year. Nevertheless, it is good to know that the iris scanner is working so flawlessly on the prototype and presumably, it will only get better when the final version is unveiled in about a week's time on August 2.
Saikat Kar (tech-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.
In spite of Samsung's best attempts, it seems like keeping the Galaxy S8 a secret isn't something that's possible. It was just two days ago that we came across quite a few alleged leaked renders of the S8 on Twitter and now we have an actual live image. This image was published on Weibo and was brought to us by SamMobile.
What we see here is an image of a Samsung phone in gold, which doesn't have a Home button and sports a very high screen to body ratio. Although the image ticks some of the right boxes set forward so far by the rumor mill, the soft navigation keys are suspiciously missing. Also, the bezel at the top seems noticeably bigger than the one below. We are not saying that it HAS to be a fake, but the chances are pretty high! Besides, if this is the S8, it doesn't look very impressive now does it?
Even if it is a fake, Samsung will have a hard time keeping everything under a lid, especially since the launch date has now been reportedly shifted to April; which gives leaksters even more time to try and bring unrevealed secrets about the Galaxy S8 to the public.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
If you go and search for it in the Play Store or in the App Store, you will find an app named Galaxy Unpacked 2017. It is available for everyone to download and this is what the description says:
Find out everything you need to know about Samsung Unpack with the Samsung UNPACKED 2017 app.
If you're an invited guest, you can also use the app to gain quick access with your e-ticket.
• Get the latest event information direct to your phone, 24/7
• Quickly confirm your attendance
• Enjoy fast entry and avoid registration queues on the door
Download the Samsung UNPACKED 2017 app now!
However, once you open the app and try to sign up, an error message will pop up, informing you that the registrations will open on Wednesday March 22; which is exactly a week from now. As you have probably guessed by now, the event mentioned is the March 29 Unpacking event which will reveal the Galaxy S8 officially to the world. In the meanwhile, if you want to know all that has been leaked about the S8 and S8+ so far, click here and here.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
As you can see from the image, the render of the Galaxy Note 8 looks very impressive, especially because of the red theme which it's dawning. Nevertheless, this is most probably not the official render because it's still too early to be leaking press renders yet. Even if it really is just a fan-made concept art, kudos to the fan who made it, because it sure looks beautiful.
Recently, there have been a lot of leaks regarding the Galaxy Note 8 which has sprung up over the weeks. Alongside multiple renders and a few conceptualized 3D models here and then to enthral the Note enthusiasts, the most significant reports can be summarised in the following points.
• The Galaxy Note 8 will most likely be unveiled at the IFA 2017in September
• It will be running on Android Nougat 7.1.1 right out of the box
• The display will be slightly bigger at 6.3-inches than the 6.2-inch one on the S8+
• It will sport a dual rear camera setup
• The fingerprint scanner will continue to be at the back, but near the center
• The US/Chinese variant may sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 836
• There might also be a 8GB RAM version
We are not sure how many of these rumors will come true, but we will find out for sure in roughly two and a half months.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Just the other day, I was thinking that it's still too early to be seeing video leaks regarding the Galaxy Note 8 and today we have exactly that! Admittedly, it's not exactly a Galaxy Note 8 per se that we are seeing in the video, but it still is a pretty clear indication of how the next Note from Samsung will look like from the front. Before we talk any more about it, you need to check out the video first. Take a look and see what you think about it.
The front panels show that the Note 8 will sport the same design language as the S8+, but we expected that much. If you are worried about the authenticity about the video, we cannot guarantee that, but this much can be said that the chances of this one being a fake is almost next to nothing. Firstly, the design language is too similar to that of the S8+ for it to be a product of any other company. Secondly, no tampering has been done with the video as far as we can see. Now that we know how the front panel will look like, let's just hope that the final phone has a few better surprises waiting for us.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Thanks to GeekCeption, we can now look at most of the beautiful animations embedded in Android N, before its official release. In fact, he films them all in slow motion, which makes them even cooler to look at. Everything you see is of course, based on the latest developer preview that Google released a while ago.
There are people who will try to convince you that these effects are unnecessary, but they are wrong. A user interface is all about the user experience and how the different animations look while performing various tasks on the phone is an integral part of that experience. There's a reason as to why the OEM companies put so much effort and money into the special effects and animations; it is because of the fact that without them, smartphones would just be boring pieces of technology that people use.
Apart from the tech bit, one simply cannot ignore the happiness and excitement that can be seen on the host's face throughout the video! You might start to smile a bit yourself as the infectious cheerfulness begins to catch on by the end of the video. Take a look now to see what we are talking about.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
Google released the Android distribution report for April,2015. The latest report reveals Lollipop has 5.4% of the world's Android devices, five months after its source code was made available.
There's some good growth for sure, seeing that Lollipop was up and running on just 3.3% of devices in March. The number should keep growing, as device manufacturers are shipping tons of Android 5.0 devices, and current high-end smartphones all come running Lollipop out of the box.
Today, we get to see a new High-end Oppo handset, the Oppo R1C. Sone leaked photos revealed this upcoming smartphone, the R1C is rumored to pack a Full-rear Sapphire Crystal Glass, but this is yet to be confirmed.
So, the Oppo R1C features a 5" 720p display and runs on the Snapdragon 615 chipset with an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor and 2GB of RAM. The rest of the rumored specs include a 13MP rear and a 5MO front camera, 16GB expandable storage and LTE connectivity.
The Oppo R1C is also rumored to go official on January 14 with the Oppo U3. With all of these new devices coming from China these days it sure will be one very interesting January.
Qualcomm's 2015 roadmap has been leaked, the company is working on improving its Snapdragon processor that will run the best device of 2015. The star of the H2 2015 show is the successor to the current Snapdragon 810 system chip: the Snapdragon 820.
Alleged specifications for the upcoming system chip show two key advancements: a quick transition to 14nm FinFet manufacturing at Samsung and GlobalFoundries fabs, and the roll-out of what seems like the first custom Qualcomm 64-bit CPU cores under the Taipan architecture.
Qualcomm has dominated the market in the past three years with its Snapdragon chips featuring Krait CPU cores found in most major flagships, but the need for a quick transition to 64-bit chips coincided with the end of life for Krait, forcing the company to release the Snapdragon 810 without its own custom core. The Snapdragon 820 is expected to feature an octa-core setup with eight TS2 high-performance cores.
Other Snapdragon 820 features include a new Adreno 530 GPU, support for the faster LPDDR4 RAM, as well as a advanced MDM9X55 LTE-A Cat.10 Qualcomm modem.
LG announced that its upcoming flagship LG G4 is launching on April,28th.
Today, The Korean company has showed us a 5.5-inch QHD LCD panel that will be included inside the upcoming flagship. LG has also announced that they achieved a "quantum jump" in color gamut and brightness with this new panel that also consumes less power, is incredibly thin, and shows improved touch function.
The display, at a QHD resolution of 2560×1440 carries a pixel density of 538ppi. The new panel also adds Advanced In-Cell Touch that allows it to react to touches, even with water on it. Finally, it should show even more accurate colors over last year's QHD panel with a 120% color gamut, 50% increase in contrast, and 30% bump in brightness.
In the last few weeks, LG made it clear that it's going to announce its next flagship smartphone LG G4 on April 28th, while also revealing some of the handset's features.
The LG G4 will feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS display. However, LG mentioned that this is a new IPS panel, one that's brighter, while offering a wider color range. That's what LG is also telling us in its first G4 official teaser video, which was released a few hours ago.
The teaser video includes the G4 itself, though it's showing the device in a way that makes it impossible for us to properly study it. Anyway, from what we're seeing thus far, these leaked G4 images seem to be spot on. Check the Teaser Video below!
In case you haven't decided if your next smartphone is going to be the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung is keen to push you in what it considers is the right direction.
The company already did a series of videos highlighting how the Galaxy Note 4 is tough and rugged, but now it's time to talk functionality. In the two 30-second ads the company highlights the software features it has developed as well as the versatility that the S-Pen provides. Watch the videos Below!
It seems that the much awaited update to Android Nougat 7.0 for the Galaxy S6 isn't as far away as it was previously thought. A recent score on the Geekbench 4.0.3 benchmarking app clearly shows the Galaxy S6 running on Android 7.0 Nougat. Samsung usually tests out its devices with the latest Android OS on popular benchmarking apps, prior to releasing the final version. Therefore, the final build might be ready to roll out sooner than we thought.
Although the phone is almost two years old now, the scores are still pretty impressive at 1369 for Single-Core and 4577 for Multi-Core. They are in fact, even higher than what we are used to seeing on the Android Marshmallow versions. Then again, the entire thing could be fake as the Nougat update is still at its beta stage even on the S7 and S7 Edge.
The results were reportedly found on GFXBench, which seems to have removed the report from their database since then. Check out the screenshots, as published by GalaxyClub to take a look at what we are talking about here.
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Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We announced before that samsung is preparing its official Android M for many of its latest flagships, even though the company hasn't clearly unveiled its plans for the update.
Now, Samsung has officially posted an Infographic that shows What's New in Android M ? and what features will be included on its Upcoming Android M update for its latest flagships. The Infographic is featuring the Galaxy S6 edge in the screenshots but we have the full list of Samsung Galaxy devices that will get Android M update.
The Infographic is showing how Samsung will make use of all the security changes and new features of the Android M to fit with TouchWiz but we can expect a New TouchWiz UI with even more Material Design and Integration. There is no word when the Korean will start rolling-out the update as Google hasn't released the final version yet. Check the Infographic below.