The Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 were released in India on Thursday. Both models have been a hit in China but one wonders if they will work equally well in India. These phones are reportedly targeted at gamers because they offer 4G LTE connectivity that will enable a better experience.
Where the Samsung Galaxy J5 costs Rs. 11,999, the Galaxy J7 costs Rs. 14,999. However, these phones are currently available exclusively on Flipkart.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 comes with a 5-inch Super Amoled HD display beefed with a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC. Add to this 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of in built storage, and you know how powerful the phone is. As for the snapper, the 13MP main comes with autofocus camera while the selfie cam comes with 5MP capacity. Sealing all these up is a 2,600mAh battery. Now coming to the Samsung Galaxy J7, the model sports a 5.5-incher screen with 16GB on board storage powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7580 SoC. Sealing these up is a meaty 3,000mAh battery.
We especially loved the 13-megapixel main on the Galaxy J5 that comes with f/1.9 aperture and smooth interface. Throw open the app by simply double tapping on the home button. More so the various modes such as Panorama, Beauty Face, Auto, Pro, Continuous Shot, Sound & Shot, and Sports add to the features of the J5 camera. The J7 camera sports additional specs such as HDR mode and wild selfie mode too. … Read the rest
Samsung has geared up tight against Apple by launching the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 at the Unpacked event in New York. While Samsung has hit bull’s eye with its gigantic phones, Apple is also heading that way. Therefore, Samsung needs to grab all the limelight before Apple does in September with the next iPhone. Unpacked did not just reveal the new flagships but also revealed a new mobile payment system from Samsung, besides a new hardware keyboard add on.
With the new Galaxy Note 5, Samsung dumped its premium leather and polycarbonate at last. The tacky design interface of the previous Note variants is now replaced by glass and metal. The Edge+ reminds us of the Galaxy S6 and comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display and the classic Note stylus. The software has received a new update as well, but the Note 5 makes the stylus more interesting. Wait until 21 August, 2015 to get your hands on the handset.
Edge+ Gets Edgier
With the Galaxy Edge+, Samsung offers a biggie version of S6 Edge and packs in a 5.7-inch display. It is done up in glass and metal but the Edge factor has been spruced up. You can use the Edge to access the most popular contacts and recently used applications. This accounts for quicker navigation. The handset will be on the racks starting 21 August, 2015.
Of note is the fact that while the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ have camera specs similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6, users can now stream videos live from camera to YouTube on the new handsets. The streaming speed is expected to be 1080p at 60fps and videos will be eligible for being pushed immediately live.
Pay With Samsung Now
The biggest surprise was perhaps the release of Samsung Pay that the maker vouches to offer as a way more accessible option than Apple Pay. Samsung Pay makes use of MST and NFC that help beam out a magnetic code, which will function like the magnetic stripe we swipe on all credit or debit cards. Samsung Pay will be compatible with most card readers and for now will be available in USA on Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 from September.
What we can assure you is that Samsung is taking Apple’s iPhone threat seriously enough to dole out innovations on its products never before expected.
HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, has decided to sack more than 2,000 people, which is about 15% of its workforce. This was declared by the company on Thursday. This announcement was made within a week of the firm’s posting about its biggest quarterly loss ever. HTC said that they lost business worth TWD 8 billion in the second quarter of 2015 as compared to a net profit of $ 2.26 billion during the same period in 2014.
HTC had to suffer this fate due to the surge in demand and sale of Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Lenovo products. The firm said that slashing jobs is part of a “business realignment” to stimulate growth. The company also said that it was, “aiming for significant profitable growth with a leaner and more agile operating model. This realignment will also involve a streamlining of operations to result in an expected reduction in operating expenditure of 35 percent; this includes an expected 15 percent in headcount.”
Though HTC spokeswoman was reluctant to divulge any details on the number of people the company was laying off but as per the global headcount at 15,000 employees, about 2,250 people would lose their job at HTC. As per the estimation of local media, the number would reach upto 2,300 people.
Poor sales in China and weaker-than-expected demand of its sophisticated and chic products may have affected the company but they are hopeful of getting expected results from the sale of their new line of products like HTC Vive headset and other products offering virtual reality experiences.
Cher Wang, the CEO of HTC said, “As we diversify beyond smartphones, we need a flexible and dynamic organization to ensure we can take advantage of all of the exciting opportunities in the connected lifestyle space.” … 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
Sony Xperia Z5, touted to be a competitor to the iPhone 6S, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge + is expected to release sometime in September. With the release date coming closer, there are many rumors regarding the anticipated features of the smartphone. According to Leaksfly, the new handset will have a broader display with a 5.5-inch screen along with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Although there is still no confirmation from the company, Leaksfly has reported that the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 810 SoC processor, which would means faster performance. The much-hyped smartphone from Sony is also likely to feature a Qualcomm chipset. To make it a worthy buy, the phone is reported to feature a 3GB RAM as well as 32 GB native storage.
Owing to the increasing selfie addiction of smartphone users, Xperia Z5 is reported to feature an 8-MP front camera along with 20.7 MP rear camera. Fingerprint scanner is also another noteworthy feature mentioned in the leaks. Yet, the price of the phone is still under cover, which means Sony is all set to give a tough competition to the other smartphone manufacturers.
Apart from the Sony Xperia Z5, the company is also reportedly preparing two premium handsets, viz. the Sony Xperia S60 as well as Sony Xperia S70. Both models are reported to feature 32GB internal memory and might be unveiled during the IFA show in September.
With two models from Samsung about to be released on August 13, many possible Samsung Note 5 and Samsung S6 Edge+ images have leaked on the internet. A lot of speculation and rumors are doing the rounds as well. Pictures of dummy sets are already circulating the internet and speculations abound. Recently, pictures of the Samsung S6 Edge+ and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 have surfaced on the internet. This seems to be the final version. Interestingly, these phones are shown in working condition.
These shots are taken from the front angle because of which the specifications can be seen clearly. Pictures of the S6 Edge+ suggest there could be a curved phablet. In terms of looks, it is similar to the Galaxy S6. The Galaxy Note 5 demonstrates a look similar to the Note 4 from the front.
However, thinner bezels along with a large home button installed with a fingerprint sensor or possibly a scanner will differentiate the Galaxy Note 5 from the Galaxy Note 4. The pictures suggest Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will have a metal frame, which will add to its charm. Loaded with features, these two sets are expected to stand up to the expectations of Samsung lovers.
Industry experts state that even though the pictures have been released, it will not do any harm to the sales. In fact, it will help the sales to soar high as people are willing to get these phones as soon as possible and the leaked pictures will help the buyers to take a decision faster.
People who are eagerly waiting for the Samsung Note 5 will be in for a surprise as the much-awaited phone will be launched on 12 August rather than the September date that was announced earlier. The makers of Note 5 have decided to pre-launch the product because Apple is also gearing up for the launch of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in the market.
What is being offered in the new Note 5?
Earlier this month, some CAD designed images of the Note 5 were released on the internet. Recently, some more renders of the Note 5 were released that gave a clear view of the phone. Pictures released so far suggest that the Samsung Note 5 may come with 2.5D curved glass along with S-Pen that will have an auto eject function.
With a 2.5D glass, edges of the phone will be smoother and the swipe function will be made easier. All features of the phone will also be conveniently available. Obviously, as stated before, the Note 5 will not have a curved screen.
The final say will come on the product after the launch. However, speculations state that this new Note 5 will surely be an eye catcher.
Motorola smartphones are creating hype in the smartphone market that is already dominated by Samsung, Xiaomi or Apple. Though Motorola initially slowed down with smartphone manufacturing, the company has bounced back and is ready to launch two phones toward the end of July, or more precisely on July 28. With the launch date coming closer, several rumors are splurging up on the web regarding the price or specifications of Moto G and latest reports that are available indicates Moto G to be waterproof.
Water and dust are often found to be the most common reasons for the malfunctioning of phones. Therefore, the reports of Mobile Syrup that Moto G is expected to be water-resistant has delighted many Moto fans, who are anxiously waiting for the arrival of the new handsets.
According to the reports, Moto G has IPX-7 certification, which means it can resist water for 30 minutes or till 1 meter. Though the leaked pictures indicate the phone to be water-resistant, it does not give any clear indication on dust-proofing of the phone. So, users need to ensure that their phones are safe from dust. However, there is still no confirmation regarding the launch of the phone and people will have to wait for official announcement or till the phone comes on shelves.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge are about to be released as they are reportedly in the final stages. The case makers for Samsung IT-Skins have revealed the renders that would be used for Note 5 and S6. The revelations have shown the dimensions and layout for these two gadgets.
This time, the new Note 5 from Galaxy will be a standalone variant in this category. The Note 5 will be a double-edged variant with no S pen and lower specs. The experts have stated that this does not actually define everything about the developments that has happened recently, but the pictures that have been released clearly shows that it is having a flat surface and curvature of the screen is not there.
However, one can obviously see some slope at the rear panel of the phone. In addition to this, Note 5 will not have a removable battery this time as a frame is overlapping the edges, which is obviously a stylish touch to the phone.
S6 Edge- The flamboyant player from Samsung
Coming at a measurement of 5.7-inch screen, the S6 Edge from Samsung would make headlines after its release. The renders clearly shows that there would be a automated or push facilitated S pen for the phone. In addition to this, the dimensions and other features would be somewhat same as other Edge variants available in the market.