OnePlus is working on the next device in the OnePlus 8 series after OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro. As per reports, the OnePlus 8 Pro is already in the development stage, which means that the design may or may not be finalized yet. Recently, there were some new leaked images of the alleged OnePlus 8 Pro, reaffirming the design. The OnePlus 8 Pro will have a noticeable difference in the design as compared to its predecessor. The management at OnePlus has already said that they will be working on exciting camera features and the leaked images justify the claim.
The leaked diagram shows that the device will come with four camera lens on the rear side. This will be the first phone by the company to have four cameras on the backside. The OnePlus 7 Pro comes with three cameras on the rear side with the primary being a 48MP image sensor and a single image sensor on the front. The extra camera on the OnePlus 8 Pro is likely a ToF sensor.
Another leak suggests that the upcoming flagship device will be available in two variants. One version appears with a single punch-hole camera with the second device that will be launched with a punch-hole display. There is no clarity for now but it should likely be the OnePlus 8 with single punch-hole while the model with two punch-hole cameras. The fingerprint sensor could be an in-screen display as the diagram doesn't show any rear-mounted fingerprint reader. The display will be similar to its predecessor with curved design and 90Hz fresh rate. We will be seeing the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro around the first quarter of the next year. This is only the expected and rumored date which isn't confirmed by the official sources yet. Stay tuned for more information on the OnePlus 8 series.
POCO, a spin-out brand out of Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is making its transition towards being an independent firm. The POCO F2 Pro, just like its predecessor hit the high price tag. It features an edge-to-edge 6.67-inch full HD+ AMOLED display screen with 2400 x 1080 pixels. The device is equipped with the latest network technology to support 5G connectivity. It has an in-screen fingerprint scanner that is fast enough to give users a smooth unlocking experience. The phone has a quad-core rear camera system with a pop-up front camera that tucks away when not needed without making any mechanical sounds. It also features a 3.5mm headphone jack that is often missed by flagship smartphones.
The device comes in two variants: one model has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage that is roughly cost around $540. The other model features 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage that cost around $560. Both of these models operate on Android 10 and went on sale starting Tuesday through Chinese E-commerce sites. The company also has a plan to sell it on Amazon and other international big websites including its official website. The phone support dual-SIM, a popular feature in many Asian countries.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm's flagship octa-core Snapdragon 865 processor, with Adreno 650GPU. The company also claims to design the largest vapor chamber to support liquid cool in any smartphone. This technology helps to keep the device cool even when a user is playing graphic-intensive games such as Fortnite and Pubg on the mobile phone. The phone has a 64MP camera by Sony as a primary lens, with a 13MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP macro, and one 2MP depth sensor lens in the camera system. The selfie-camera is housed in a pop-up camera casing. The front camera can take pictures up to 20MP. The rear camera system is capable of recording videos in 8K resolution at 24fps and 4k at 60fps. The phone is available in Neon Blue, Electric Purple, Cyber Grey, and Phantom white colors. The battery is 4,700mAh with support for fast charging and ships with a 33W charger in the box.
The CES 2015 has passed and Samsung didn't show us the Galaxy S6. Business Insider reports confirmed that this future flagship will come in both Regular and Edge variants. The successor to the Galaxy S5 will mark yet another step in Samsung's gradual move to a more premium build, with confirmation yet to come whether that will mean a true unibody or aluminum accents. However, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will be a limited Edition.
Hardware will most likely be region-dependent, but with the never-ending rumors of Qualcomm's problems with the Snapdragon 810, all versions may get the in-house Exynos 7420 chipset, paired with 3GB RAM. Previously speculated at 5.5 inches, it won't be surprising if the Galaxy S6 ends up closer to 5.2-5.3 inches, which makes sense.
Following much criticism, Samsung abandoned the all-plastic bodies with the Alpha lineup and the latest Galaxy Note 4, and the Galaxy series will follow suit. We will also be treated to a dual edge screen version, building on the Note Edge's hype. The speculated unibody of the regular Galaxy S6 will however result in the loss of the beloved replaceable battery, that's been a strong selling point of the lineup.
First confirmed News from the Taiwanese giant. HTC will be revealing Two major New Flagship Smartphones on March,1st at the MWC 2015 event. Many expect the company to announce the One M9 and One M9 Plus, as successors to last year's One M8.
The latest leaked press image (via @evleaks) shows two new, never-before-seen HTC smartphones that have similar design traits to other recent phones from the company. They appear to have metal chassis, center-mounted front cameras, and HTC's signature front-facing BoomSound speakers in a similar configuration to last year's mid-range Desire Eye. The only visible difference between the two phones is what appears to be a fingerprint scanner below the HTC logo on one of them. Other leaks have referred to this particular model as the "Hima Ultra" which will be called on the market "HTC One M9 PLUS", the other phone's codename is just "Hima" which will be the regular HTC One M9.
We don't know what the Plus version extra features is yet... It is said this "Ultra" model will have HTC's DuoCamera feature and a fingerprint scanner and may just be destined for the Chinese market. Other specs that have been reported include a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 display, UltraPixel front-facing camera, 20-megapixel rear camera, and a Snapdragon 810 processor.
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The financial reports for Samsung's Q3 2016 sales are out and they show that the Note 7 has burned Samsung in the same way as the company expected it to. The total revenue of the company has plummeted by 3.87 trillion WON/$3.4 billion and landed at 47.82 trillion WON/$42.01 billion; that's a 7.5% decrease, as compared to Q3 2015. Operating profit stands at 5.20 trillion WON/$4.56 billion, which is the lowest for the Korean tech giant in the last two years and shows a 30% decrease.
Things as a whole don't look nearly as bad as it looks in the company's mobile department. Consider this; Samsung Mobiles has managed a total revenue of 22.54 trillion WON/$19.80 billion, which depicts a 96% decrease, as compared to the third quarter of the last year! The profits in the division stand at a meagre 100 billion WON/$87.8 million.
According to reports, things will start to look a little brighter for the company in the last quarter of the year, as it plans to focus on increasing production and sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the worldwide market. In the meanwhile, the Galaxy A and Galaxy J series of smartphones will hopefully provide some stability in terms of sales to the company in their respective price segments.
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Although Samsung's flagship Galaxy S6 is quite new to the market, rumours have already started floating around the web about the S7 variant. As per a usually reliable leakster @evleaks, the Galaxy S7 is already getting tested in the USA. He specifically said that currently AT&T is testing two variants of the handset: SM-G930A and SM-G935A which would be known as the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge respectively.
According to other rumours, there might be a release for the Galaxy S7 in the first quarter of 2016. As Mobile World Congress is going to be held at the end of February in 2016, there is a high probability that Samsung might choose this event to launch its Galaxy S7. It would take some time to get a sneak peek into the specs - probably near to the date of launch.
Although not much is not known right now, there have been speculations that the device would get a magnesium build, feature a USB Type-C port, and sport 3D Touch-like pressure sensitive display. The Korean company's next gen chipset Exynos 8890 will be powering half of the Galaxy S7 units and the rest of the devices will be powered by Snapdragon 820.
The fact that Samsung is working on a smartphone that will sport a foldable display is old news now, but we got to know just recently that two such phones are in development instead of one. Bloomberg reports that the first device will fold in half from the middle, much in the same way as a "cosmetic compact." The second device will initially appear to be a smartphone with a 5-inch display, but can be unfolded to add 3 more inches to the display real estate, making the screen a tablet-sized 8-inch one.
We have been hearing about the "Project Valley" for a long time now and rumors had previously suggested a 2017 release date. The latest report affirms those rumors as it indicates that we might be able to see the foldable phone at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. We are excited to find out what Samsung comes up with, when it's released. It sounds amazing to be able to carry around an 8-inch display in your pocket, but we will have to wait and see, if the manufacturer manages to deliver a device that actually works as well in real life scenarios as it seems would do, on paper. What do you think about the foldable smartphone?
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The latest rumors are suggesting that first prototypes of the Galaxy Note 6 have already been made and there are probably two versions of it. Make no mistake though, only one version will apparently make it to the market and at this moment, the Korean giant is trying to decide which one to go for. The only difference between the two devices is the fact that one of them has a curved 5.8" QHD Super AMOLED display, while the other has the same display but on a flat panel. It is understandable that Samsung is toying with the idea of building the Note 6 with an Edge display as there will not be a 2016 version of the S6 Edge+ from last year.
In all other specifications, both the devices are one and the same. Both sport 6GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel camera on the back, a 4,000 mAh battery and of course, the rumored Snapdragon 823 chipset. There will of course be Exynos versions of the device as well, but we will have to wait and see which market gets what. Samsung returned to expandable memory with the S7 series and judging by the overwhelming success it is seeing right now, that is a trend which they will stick to. The basic version of the Note 6 is expected to have 32GB of onboard storage along with a micro-SD card slot.
The rumored iris scanner has not yet been confirmed for the Note 6, but then again, these are all rumors to begin with. We will definitely see a fingerprint scanner though. Android N will be out by the time the phablet is revealed, thus we expect it to be running on the latest version of the Android OS right out of the box. There has not been much noise about the stylus/S-pen yet, but we will keep you informed as soon as we get to know more.
The latest piece of information comes straight from Russia as Eldar Murtazin states that the battery life on the Galaxy S7 will be excellent. According to the Russian blogger, after a single full charge, the S7 will be able to function for two days straight. If this is true then the S7 will definitely see a significant battery upgrade compared to the S6, which was often criticized for poor battery life in an otherwise perfect phone.
This piece of information or "leak" is a follow up from Murtazin's last update regarding his pre-release review of the Galaxy S7 series. Just a few days ago, he declared that the S7 was able to play videos for 17 hours at a stretch with screen brightness set to maximum. On the 3rd of February, he tweeted more about the battery, complete with screenshots of the dual-SIM S7 variant's battery manager. He also mentioned that he was able to get two full days of usage on the his Galaxy S7 with the brightness at 75% and 4G LTE connection activated and used throughout the test.
In spite of being very convincing, we cannot confirm Murtazin's words unless we hear something official or see something more concrete. As far
as we know, the S7 will feature a 3000mAh battery, while the S7 Edge will be powered by 3500mAh of juice. Whether the larger battery is actually able to serve the S7 as well as claimed by the blogger, we will found out in roughly two weeks on February 21 at the Samsung Unpacked 2016.
Samsung sales weren't that good latelty, the Korean company is looking to increase its sales rate performance. Kim Hyun-Joon, Samsung's senior vice president of its mobile communications business, tried to ease things with the investors. He said the company is preparing to launch Two new flagship Smartphones, one of them with new materials and another with a large screen. Sound like the Galaxy Alpha.
Now, it wouldn't take long to figure which these devices are, considering that Mr. Kim specified they're coming in the next six months.
This is yet another confirmation, that Samsung is preparing to launch an Android smartphone wrapped in premium materials, and more specifically, metal. In fact, it is rumored to do so with the rumored Galaxy Alpha in just a week or so.
While it's definitely not the first time that we are hearing about an upcoming foldable smartphone from Samsung, the latest report from ET News has recently added a few details to the speculations. Samsung may at first, launch a dual-screen device which will have two flat flexible displays on each side of it. Whether or not the second foldable smartphone is introduced to the market later will depend on how well the first product is received by the customers. If the report is to be believed, then the twin-display smartphone will hit markets by 2017 in small amounts and in select markets around the world.
As the second part of the company's two step introduction plan, a foldable smartphone with a single flexible display will later be released in the year 2018 (considering that the first one turns out to be a success). This news reminds us of the Samsung Galaxy Round, the smartphone which featured a curved OLED panel. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Round wasn't popular enough to see a more widespread release than its initial limited manufacturing in 2013.
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Google Pixel 4 introduced two tweaks that you should know about.Google has already rolled out December 2019 update for Pixel 4 that is slowly making its way to the users around the globe, and as we all know already that it introduces e-SIM support on T-mobile. Now, XDA-developers have discovered two more important additions in the update. You can call it more like tweak is it improve the existing features. One is related to the GPS that supports dual-frequency now, and another is related to the improved face unlock feature.
The first feature that is already available on several flagship phones these days, delivering more accurate location tracking. The latter feature is pretty interesting too, as Google now uses recent Face Unlock scans to improve Face Unlock security and accuracy over time. In other words, the more you use facial recognition on Pixel 4, the better it gets. Here's to seeing this option on more phones, be it for face unlock or fingerprint scanning.
Unfortunately, Google still hasn't implemented the retina impression for Face Unlock, which means people can still unlock your phone if you're sleeping or eyes closed. We can hope that Google will add this feature shortly.
The current stable version of Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL is Android 10 and by the next September, users will probably get the Android 11. The users of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL are expected to receive up to three major updates in their lifetime in accordance with Google's smartphone update policy.
The successor of OnePlus One has been confirmed to launch by Q3,2015 according to the manufacturer's global director Carl Pei. The next generation handset will be named "OnePlus Two" when launched on the market.
The latest word on the device's launch falls right in line with a past report. However, we wish that the timeline wasn't as broad as the one that is mentioned (Q3 ends in September).
India will reportedly be one of the first markets to receive the upcoming smartphone from the young Chinese manufacturer. Curiously, its predecessor actually became available through Amazon in the vast market today. There is no word on the hardware specs of OnePlus Two just yet. Rumor has it that the smartphone will be smaller than the OnePlus One and slightly more expensive.
If you purchased an App on the Play store and you didn't like it or it doesn't work properly as its publisher advertised, you can return the App and take a refund in 15 minuets after purchase and you'll get your money that you paid for that app back. However, 15 mins is too little time to test some Apps/Games properly before you decide to keep them...
That's why Google has Officially expanded its Google Play Store refund policy to allow those who purchased an App or Game, to receive their money back within "Two Hours after purchase". To request a refund, you open the Google Play Store and go to My Apps. Select the game or app you wish to return, click on refund. Keep in mind that if the two hour refund window has expired, you will not see that option. If the two hour period has expired, you will be allowed to uninstall the app or game from your device, but without receiving your money back.
So go ahead and buy that expensive App or Game you always wanted to try. If you don't like it, you have two hours (120 minutes or 7200 seconds) to return it for a complete refund. Remember though, that you can only receive a refund on a particular game or app one time.
Two roommates, one with the Apple iPhone 6 and the other sporting the Samsung Galaxy S6, had a heated argument over which model is the better smartphone. The fighting intensified until both men smashed beer bottles and used the jagged edges to stab each other. One of the men received a beer bottle blow to the back of his head.
The police investigation found that alcohol was involved as both roommates had been drinking. The incident took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma before 1am early this morning, and the cops initially weren't sure if there would be charges filed. Both of the men involved were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Local television station KTUL reported that its photographer asked the cops which phone was better, a question most likely met with an icy stare. Luckily for the cops and the neighbors, no BlackBerry or Windows Phone users joined the fray.
So you've splashed out on the latest, top-of-the-range iPhone XS or Samsung S10+. You've swiftly realized that you now have a seriously upgraded display, memory, and camera, but you're wondering what other cool stuff your state-of-the-art piece of technology can do. For the money you had to spend, it should certainly be capable of almost anything. With that in mind, here are some hacks that can enhance the way you use your smartphone. Of course, most of these things can be done on older generations as well.
One of the main things that people use their smartphones for is to play games. In fact, around 60 percent of users install some kind of game within the first week of purchase. The mobile games market is made up of simplistic games. There are puzzle offerings like Lara Croft Go, and MMO offerings like Sparta: War of Empires. Many people also like to play casino games from their mobile, and there are numerous sites such as https://www.bestcanadacasino.ca/mobile/ which choose the best mobile casinos and deals for players. All these game genres are popular, but there are ways to get more intricate, detailed titles on the phone screen as well.
A Game Boy on Your Mobile
One of the most intriguing hacks in recent years is the one which allows users to turn their device into a Nintendo Game Boy. The portable gaming platform was hugely popular in the 1990s, and the original model and the Game Boy Color have sold over 118 million units worldwide. For those who want to feel the nostalgia of playing all the classic games again, it can be done from a modern smartphone. The Wanle Gamers Console case and the Hyperskin Smartboy Mobile Device are designed to look like a Game Boy, and can play the classic game cartridges on the smartphone screen. But for those that don't want to splash out $80 or so on the kit, there is the option of installing GBA4iOS which is a Game Boy emulator.
Your Smartphone as a Remote Control
Turning your smartphone into a universal remote is another cool hack. You can download a remote control app like iRule, and sync it to numerous items around the house including light switches and consoles. For people wondering what to do with an old phone after upgrading, there are many practical uses. Some people use it as a home security camera with apps like Alfred, which is available for both iOS and Android. This is a great idea for parents who want to keep an eye on their sleeping babies while they are busy in another room. For this purpose, an old phone could also be used as an audio baby monitor when placed in the room with the little one.
There are numerous other cool ideas about how to enhance your smartphone experience. It can even be used as a makeshift Google Home device, which negates the need to splash out on the expensive device.
Microsoft has officially released the Windows 10 as an update to Windows 7/8/8.1 users worldwide only two days ago.
In these two days, Windows 10 has already been installed more than 14 million times, its maker has revealed. And this was achieved in just the first 24 hours of availability. That's no small feat for such an incredibly short period of time.
Obviously, the great distribution was also helped tremendously by the fact that Microsoft is giving away the update to Windows 10 for free for those who have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
Purple had become a sort-of trademark color for Sony's premium Xperia Z line, until the Xperia Z3 came along and broke the streak. The fourth-gen Z flagship added Copper and Green to the traditional Black and White color options, but Purple may soon make a comeback.
And not a moment too soon either, the Xperia Z4 family is expected at the MWC 2015 in early March so the window for Z3 launches is closing. ePrice has gotten hold of unreleased product images. It looks like there will be two versions one dark purple and one that's a more traditional Xperia purple.