There is much buzz about the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 or an iPhone 6s. The latest rumor is that the phone may hit the streets on September 7.
iPhone to become strong
Reports that the new iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 may be released in September has got everyone talking. However, there are a lot of doubts on whether the phone will come with exciting new features or will it be a rehash of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that we have seen already.
However, many are excited to know that the next generation smartphone would feature a strong body with high-grade aluminum alloy. While the strong aluminum body is going to attract buyers, it might raise the price of the handset significantly. Therefore, to attract buyers in millions, the company needs to plan some extraordinary features in the phone.
Though there are mixed opinions regarding the expected features of the handset, stakeholders have kept their fingers crossed and expect the new handset to be yet another bestseller.
Like its predecessors, the upcoming handset will also be unveiled in countries like USA, UK, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, France, Canada and Australia, reports Japanese Home. This time, the list may also include China but no confirmation has come yet.… Read the rest
Latest leaks of the upcoming Google Nexus smartphones seem to reveal the specifications of the new handset. This is a recently-leaked image of the Huawei handset and has stirred quite an interest on the web.
Huawei smartphone image leaked
The image of Google Nexus that was posted by Google+ user Tissen Fu indicates the phone may have the camera on a bump, which stretches through the total panel width. Apart from the placement of the camera on the top-left side, the picture also revealed a dual-LED flash module. This has been reported in some earlier leaks as well. The new leaked image confirms earlier reports that suggested the phone may have front-facing speakers and a fingerprint sensor.
LG smartphone named “Bullhead”
While Fu has revealed leaked images of the Huawei phone, an employee of Google revealed images of the LG Nexus smartphone in his Google+ account. Though the image did not provide a lot of details on the specifications of the phone, it indicates that the handset would come with a 5MP camera.
This is not all, TechTastic has claimed the phone will be named “Bullhead” instead of LG-made Nexus. However, we will have to wait to hear from the makers for confirmation on all these details.… Read the rest
Rumors and speculations related to Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have been doing rounds of the internet for the last couple of months. Now, the speculations have grown stronger as the phones are reported to be released at a grand event in October. A new report that surfaced now claims that the company is planning a new flagship phone with the name of Surface Mobile. The report also hints the phone to enjoy specifications similar to that of Lumia 950 XL Cityman combined with some other features.
Microsoft flagship handset at a glance
The upcoming flagship phone, which is code named as Project Juggernaut Alpha is also expected to be paired with an input device, Surface Pen, reports WMPU. Though there is no confirmation from the makers, reports indicate this to be a premium handset with 21 MP PureView Zeiss 6-lens camera at back.
Noticing the increasing popularity of selfies, the phone features 8 MP Zeiss wide-angle camera at front. The phone is also reported to feature 5.5-inch display supported by QHD screen resolution. To make the phone a perfect desktop substitute, it has been loaded with Intel Atom x3(SoFIA) processor of 64-bit along with a 4GB RAM.
The phone may also run Win 32 (desktop). Yet, to get confirmed details, Microsoft fans will have to wait for some more days, till the company makes any kind of announcements. … Read the rest
NPU reports that Microsoft is planning a grand event on October 19 when it will unveil a new Microsoft Band and the Surface Pro 4 tablet. It also expected that the company will launch two flagship handsets at the same event–the Microsoft Lumia 940 & Microsoft Lumia 940 XL. This means, the company is not just gearing up to take a lead in the smartphones market but it is also eyeing the market for hardware devices.
Lumia phones to steal the show
While there are many reports about upcoming Lumia phones from Microsoft, the company continues to be tight-lipped about its plan for the October event. Sources in the know informed The Verge about the launch of new smartphones. Another Chinese site, WP Dang has claimed earlier that Microsoft plans to unveil multiple hardware devices at the event.
While the launch of a Band and the Surface Pro 2 will attract attention, the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL will be the main attractions at this event.
We are also expecting to see the Surface Pro 4 tablet at this event. However, it is not likely to be a great deviation from its predecessor. It could get slimmer and lighter. Some improvisations may be found in its display or resolution.… Read the rest
Ubuntu lovers in India can now rejoice as BQ has announced its plans to launch two new Ubuntu smartphones soon. The Spanish device maker on Thursday announced that they are all set to launch Aquaris E5 and Aquaris E4.5 in the Indian market via Snapdeal, a popular e-commerce portal.
Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 at a glance
In its statement, the company stated that they have observed the growing demand for Ubuntu smartphones in the Indian market and decided to launch two new handsets. India has provided a great market for their PC business and they expect to get the same response for their smartphones.
To ensure a warm response from users, the company has also priced the devices quite reasonably. While Aquaris E4.5 is reported to be priced Rs. 11,999, the other model Aquaris E5 is priced at around Rs. 13, 999.
The Aquaris E4.5 boasts an 8MP rear camera along with 5MP front-camera. It also has 8GB storage, 1GB RAM and MediaTek Quad Core Cortex A7 processor. On the other hand, the Aquaris E5 boasts of a 5-inch display HD screen with 720×1280 pixels of resolution. It also comes with 5MP front-camera but the rear-camera is even better with 13MP quality.
Both the phones support dual SIM features and have received great response in the United States. … Read the rest
The Samsung S6 Edge+ works on the Android 5.1 Lollipop-based platform and comes with a 5.7-inch QHD Super-Amoled display. Supported with 1440×2560 pixel resolution, the phone boasts of excellent graphics.
Keeping at par with other premium smartphones, it is supported with a 16MP camera at the back and 5MP camera for selfies. A 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processor has been paired with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, which ensures smooth performance of the phone.
The phone is available in Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum, Black Sapphire and White Pearl colors.… Read the rest
As the release of the Google Nexus 5 comes closer, rumors and speculations related to the upcoming smartphone abound. Most recently, Google Nexus 5 leaked images on Marques Brownlee’s G+ profile has increased the hype further.
Leaked image shows interesting features
Much like their previous releases, Google is tight-lipped about the features of the forthcoming handset as well. However, the leaked image indicates that this phone will feature a circular fingerprint sensor at the back. It is also likely to feature a camera with LED flash.
There is an LG sticker at the back, which also confirms earlier speculations that they would be manufacturing the phone.
Yet another thing that is clear from the leaked image is that the phone will feature front-facing speakers because there are none at the back. While the photo shows the handset sporting a white back, we expect it to come in a variety of colors.
The phone is also reported to feature Quad HD display that has 564 pixels density per inch. With rumors of a 3GB RAM and USB Type-C connector, the upcoming handset is expected to please users.
It is also expected to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. This could result in better battery life and multi-tasking capabilities.… Read the rest
BlackBerry has launched the Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite in India to expand its range of premium smartphones. The device is priced at a whopping Rs. 99,990 and would be available sometime soon. This Querty premium smartphone is a variant of last year’s launch, the Porsche Design P’9983.
Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite Features
The Graphite version sports a 9.1-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels and 330 ppi pixel density. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, features a 2 GB RAM and comes with 64 GB internal memory expandable upto 128 GB via microSD card.
With an 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front-facing camera, this . As far as connectivity is concerned, the options include Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Micro-HDMI. It also contains a 2100 mAh battery.
BlackBerry is providing an exclusive Porsche Design PIN range to every customer. This unique Pin feature is a unique feature of the phone.
This smartphone would come with some exclusive Porsch Design accessories like an international charging kit, premium stereo headset, a USB cable for high-speed data transfer and a polishing cloth.
Speaking at the launch, BlackBerry India director of sales and distribution Hitesh Shah said, “This new smartphone is custom-built for power professionals aiming to make a style statement while not willing to compromise on effective communication and collaboration.”… Read the rest
The Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event hosted in New York on Thursday witnessed the launch of Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphones by the CEO of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics, JK Shin. This flagship phablet has been introduced to counter the declining fortune of the South Korean giant in the world market.
Both the phablets would be available in selected market by the end of August and from September, these would become widely available. Pre-orders have already kicked off from Thursday in the US. While Galaxy Note 5 will be made available via AT&T at $ 739.99 for the 32 GB model and $ 839.99 for the 64 GB option, Galaxy S6 Edge+ is priced at $ 814.99 for the 32 GB variant and $ 914.99 for the 64 GB model. Samsung clearly mentioned that the former model would be selectively available but the latter would have wider availability.
Both the flagship phablets will have similar features. Only the displays would differ. The S6 Edge+ has a dual-edge display. Another important feature in the Note 5 would be a new and better S Pen. The duo is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and feature 5.7-inch QHD Super-Amoled display with 515 ppi of pixel density. These devices are powered by a 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC with four Cortex-A57 cores at 2.1 GHz clock speed and our Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.5 GHz speed. They come with 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ sport rear camera of 16 MP with OIS as well as f/1.9 aperture and a front camera of 5 MP. The home button on both the phones doubles up to work as the fingerprint sensor as well. It is also been speculated that there would be a Live Broadcast feature in these devices.
Both the smartphones would not have microSD card slots and they would come with 3000 mAh non-removable batteries. As far as connectivity is concerned, both Note 5 and S6 Edge+ will be put forward in 4G LTE Cat. 9 or Cat. 6 modems as per the availability in the market. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro-US 2.0 and GPS/ A-GPS. These smartphones would be available in colors like Gold Platinum, Black sapphire, White Pearl and Silver Titanium. The Edge+ would be slightly heavier and thicker than Note 5 as releaved.
JK Shin said, “At Samsung, we believed in the promise that large screen smartphones could actively address some major consumers pain points by providing users with a better viewing experience and more productivity on-the-go. With the launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5, we’re re-emphasising our ongoing commitment to bold, fearless innovation that meets the needs of our consumers,” commenting on the launch of the two smartphones.… Read the rest
Lenovo’s online-only phone brand Zuk has been launched in China and it is ready with its first ever handset in the country, the Z1. This smarthphone would be available at a price of CNY 1,799 with sales starting August 18.
This smartphone brand from Lenovo aims to compete with and bring down the sale of Xiaomi in China. Xiaomi also follows an online-only low-cost smartphone business model. Zuk was supposed to launch its first product in April in China. However, due to unavoidable circumstances it could only launch its first device last week.
Zuk Z1 comes with no branding from Lenovo but only a Zuk logo at the back. This phone has metal frames covering the handset. Lenovo is yet to discuss its plans to launch Zuk outside of China. However, it is expected to launch Zuk in other countries as well.
The Zuk Z1 comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD display and has a home button on the front panel. A fingerprint scanner is embedded with the home button itself. This smartphone features 3.0 USB Type-C port.
The flagship phone from Zuk runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor at 2.5 GHz clock speed. Other features include Adreno 330 GPU, 3 GB RAM, 64 GB inbuilt storage space and dual Nano-SIM cards. The OS of Z1 is none other than Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
This smartphone has a 8-MP front camera and 13 MP rear camera with OIS and Sony sensor. Z1 would be available in grey and white colors with 4100 mAh battering weighing 175 grams.
This smartphone model supports both 4G LTE bands (TDD-LTE Band 40 2300MHz and FDD-LTE Band 3 1800MHz) and other connectivity options include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac. Bluetooth 4.1 and Glonass. Features like digital compass, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor are also included in this phone.… Read the rest