While Microsoft seems ready for some austerity, this is no way means its business on the smartphone front is set to slow down soon. Satya Nadella, CEO of the American giant stated how he is “committed to our first-party devices including phones”. Therefore, we can expect more than a couple of flagships for Windows segment in the near future from Microsoft, according to @evleaks, aka Evan Blass, a leading tipster on the micro-messaging site. The tweet specifies that at least six Windows phones are in the making.
The Lumia 940 Specs
The Lumia 940 from Microsoft will come with a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080-pixel screen resolution, says Phone Arena. The flagship will flaunt a 25 MP PureView main camera and triple-tone LED flash. The selfie snapper will have 5MP packed in.
The Lumia 940 XL Specs
The Lumia 940 XL will be a sleek model. A Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor and Adreno 430 graphics will power it to life. In addition, the Lumia 940 XL will come in 5.7-incher of display with Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440. Count in 3GB RAM with in-built 32 GB storage and 20 MP Pure View rear cam, and you already know why the Lumia 940 XL is indeed set to be a hit.… Read the rest
The run up to the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL gets interesting with Microsoft officially confirming launch of smartphones laced with Windows 10. Few reports even suggest that there could be a lot of handsets that the giant is set to launch with Windows 10 onboard. To add more fuel to this fire, comes Jonas Daehnert’s latest concept render of the Lumia 940. The well known designer has played with black and gray monotones on this render in HD on Behance.
Checking Out The Lumia 940
The Lumia 940 from Microsoft will pack in a 5.2-incher Super AMOLED display topped with 1080-pixel screen resolution, according to Phone Arena. The much awaited flagship will feature a 25 MP PureView main snapper with triple-tone LED flash. The secondary snapper will have 5MP on lens.
September Calling For Lumia 940
Microsoft’s Lumia 940 will be beefy due to presence of hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor while 3 GB RAM will ensure quicker speeds. As for onboard storage, the number stands at 32 GB, which can be expanded to 128 GB. The huge battery of 3,250 mAh will ensure more power to the flagship. Lumia 940 release date is yet to be confirmed, rumours say it may be out by September.
Amid all the high points of iPhone 7 rumors, we just read that the upcoming iPhone will pack in only 16 GB storage, according to Mark Gurman from 9to5 Mac. Gurman recently published few leaks around the iPhone component and we were spotted a flash storage chip that read 16 GB. All this for the supposed iPhone 6S!
Why Samsung Is A Cleverer Bet?
This has already caused a dent in expectations surrounding the device given that fans had been bulking up for far better storage for the iPhone model to release this year lest they miss out on stuff like attest software upgrades. Samsung might steal the show yet again thanks to their clever thinking that allows beefy storage and expandable memory.
Apple’s iCloud Love Story
Apple is consoling fans by ensuring that its latest Operating System—read iOS 9—takes very little space on the iPad and iPhone. More so the process of app thinning is being tapped by developers at the Cupertino quarters so that applications do not eat up a whole lot of free space on the i-wares. More so, keeping storage capacity at a low mark could mean Apple’s stickler for iCloud and allied services. Remember how Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President for Marketing said, “The belief is more and more as we use iCloud services…perhaps the most price-conscious customers are able to live in an environment where they don’t need gobs of local storage…..”
However, Apple offers us only 5 GB iCloud space for free. So are you genuinely interested in buying cloud space? Won’t a simple memory chip support spec work just right for earthlings in 2015? Hey Apple, are ‘ya listening?
Microsoft has not released a new flagship in the recent past and with our release hopes for Windows 10 Mobile pinned to September, a latest leak related to Lumia 940 has surfaced on a Tweet from @Ricciolo1. Lumia 940 is expected to be sturdy and slim.
What The Tweet Says?
The tweet clearly mentions that the upcoming Lumia model will come with Gorilla Glass 4 and in an all metal body. The upcoming Microsoft flagship will come in 5.2-incher Super AMOLED display with 1080-pixel screen resolution, according to Phone Arena. The Lumia 940 will pack in 25 MP PureView main camera with triple-tone LED flash besides a front snapper of 5MP.
Talking About The Lumia 940 XL
In addition, a leak on GFX Bench reveals that the Lumia 940 XL will sport phablet built in 5.7 inches. Of course, there is a Quad HD display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. As for the specs we sniffed a 17 MP rear camera and 5MP front cam. In terms of the processor, the Lumia 940XL will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip besides having Adreno 430 GPU onboard. If this leak is true, we might have innovation on Lumia that might stifle even the Apple iPhone 6s or Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
Blackberry phones may soon shift to Android OS. Evan Blass, who earlier worked with Engadget as a senior editor recently tweeted an image that hinted Blackberry phones with Android may hit the market anytime soon.
The Image Decoded
The image at Blass’ Twitter handle @evleaks has a great resemblance to Blackberry Passport. It also appears to have a keyboard on its screen and when the keyboard is observed a bit carefully, it seems to be an Android keyboard.
Though the image posted on Friday created a sensation among the Blackberry users, who are anxiously waiting for the introduction of Android operating system in their favorite phone, this is not the only hint he offered.
Blass earlier tweeted that Blackberry slider displayed at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress came with an Android version, which according to the reports would be launched in the United States with AT&T carrier. While users are excited to get a Blackberry with Android, CEO John Chen said that they will only do it when they create a way of securing it.
“We only build secure phones, and BlackBerry is the most secure phone. So, if I can find a way to secure the Android phone, I will also build that,” he said to CNBC.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer BBL has announced the launch of Vivo V1 Max and Vivo V1 smartphones in India. These smartphones will be prices between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 20,000. They are set to arrive in the market before the end of July.
Vivo V1 Max and Vivo V1 at a glance
The V1 Max is bigger than the Vivo V1, both of which should be priced within a budget in India. There are no details of their global release available yet. Vivo Smartphones India CEO Alex Feng has said that the new ‘V’ series phones are expected to offer unbeatable price as well as proposition in the mid-range category. However, he refrained from disclosing the price. The CEO also stated about the cutting-edge technologies used in the phone along with excellent multimedia features.
Though there was no mention of the price, it is expected to be priced below Rs.15,000. Some reports also suggest the Vivo V1 hardware specifications without any official confirmation. According to these reports, the handset features a 5-inch 720p display, 5MP front camera, 13MP rear camera, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM and 2 300 mAh battery.
The Android phone is expected to operate with 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 processor. However, to know the exact details, everyone will have to wait for official confirmation or till the launch of the handset. … Read the rest
Apple is reportedly confident that the iPhone 6S will break all records and it has asked for 90 million models to be shipped from the suppliers’ end, reports Wall Street Journal. Despite not releasing a flagship or an ultra-sleek variant with the iPhone 6S, Apple is looking at breaking its record numbers orders for iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 last year. This figure stood between 70 and 80 million.
Low Down on the iPhone 6S
At first look, the iPhone 6S barely appears innovative or any different form its predecessor. However, Apple might pack in some surprise internally and also introduce a fresh range of colors. Add to that, the pressure-sensitive Force Touch spec on the display and we might just have ample reasons why Apple iPhone 6S could be a hot seller.
The Camera Specs On iPhone 6S
In addition, the camera of the iPhone 6S is expected to come in a 12 MP avatar, while we are anticipating a jet-fast Touch ID a.k.a processing speeds thanks to the Apple A9 chip and RAM of 2 GB o the iPhone 6S. Oh well, the end note here is that Apple might just release the iPhone 6S in a fun pink color and a sophisticated rose gold hue as well.
Rumors surrounding the Xiaomi 5 launch seem to be getting stronger with each passing day. Most recently, leaked images of the Xiaomi 5 hint at some of the expected specifications of the handset. These leaks also seem to have some good news for those who are anxiously waiting for the Redmi Note 2.
Specifications at a Glance
Though there is no official confirmation from the company, these leaked images indicate that Xiaomi 5 will sport dual camera arrangements similar to the ones found in HTC One M8, reports TechRadar. The handset is also expected to feature dual flashes between the two sensors of the phone. Even though detailed specifications of the phone are not known, the leaked image reflects that this phone will have a glass or glossy plastic back cover, which will significantly add to the look of the phone.
The leaked image of Redmi Note 2 is also quite impressive. The phone is expected to feature a new fingerprint sensory slot just below the camera so that it can match the fingerprint scanner support, once it is launched by Google. Though the images indicate both handsets are ready for release, it is expected that the Xiaomi 5 would come to the market before Redmi Note 2.
Some insight into the iPhone 6S’s dimensions has come our way from Engadget Japan that claims the iPhone 6S may have about 7.1mm depth. This means that the upcoming Apple flagship could be about 0.2mm thicker than what the iPhone 6 is. In terms of depth, it touches the same mark as the iPhone 6 Plus.
More Details On The Form Factor
While Engadget Japan did not reveal where it has got the information from, we did read that the leak comes from a trustworthy source. Perhaps it could be an insider connected to the manufacturing units for the iPhone 6S.
The hike up in terms of depth for the upcoming iPhone 6S might be justified if it is to see presence of Force Touch technology right under its screen. Rumors have been pointing to such an addition for a long time. Apple has patented this technology that debuted on the Apple Watch. Force Touch could give touch and interactions on the iPhone 6S all new meaning.
One piece of good news here is even if the 6S is slightly thick, you may still be able to fit it in your iPhone 6 case. Last heard, the screen size is set to be 4.7 inches just as we saw on iPhone 6.
Amid numerous renders and leaks of the Lumia 940 from Microsoft, Phone Designer’s concept render has an interesting insight. The concept that this source highlights is the presence of the latest Windows 10 Mobile OS on the upcoming flagship besides the fact that the Lumia 940 appears pretty similar to what we saw on the Lumia 930.
The Inner Specs
As for our experience with the Lumia 930, we did love the 5-incher that and with the Lumia 940 seemingly packing in just 5.2 inches screen size, we do not expect a leap here. However, the latest concept render did reveal that the Lumia 940 will come in a full HD screen sans bezel. This automatically means that the device will have an edge-to-edge screen without bumps here and there.
The Shutter Specs
Rumors have it that the main camera will come for a whooping 20 MP while being topped up with triple LED flashlight. This means that the photographic capacities will be as great as the Lumia 930 offering. Flaunting a USB-C will be a highlight for the Microsoft flagship. This feature has never been available for any flagship from the maker till date. In case the same makes it to the Lumia 940 XL as well, then the Samsung Note 5 will have biting competition.