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?
Apple has acquired a new patent that will help the iPad Pro to recognize and accept handwriting from users. For the iPad Pro owners, this patent (if it is commercialized), will mean bidding good bye to add-on Bluetooth keyboards. This also signals the arrival of an Apple stylus much like what we now see on the Note series from Korean giant Samsung.
Looking Into The Patent
As per the Apple patent, devices will be designed to accommodate a new area for handwriting input towards the bottom of the device screen. The scribbled text will then be converted into a digital format that users can see on the screen.
This area for handwriting input will also accommodate shortcuts for adding space, return, keying in numbers and addition of punctuations. All these will appear on a narrow bar below the space for handwriting. There is no mention of an exact stylus for the iPad Pro yet but this might just be part of the latest Pro. Apple has filed the application for this patent with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Details About iPad Pro
As for the iPad Pro, the device will come in 12.9-inches screen size and around 2016. The tablet might also house the brand new USB-C port from Apple that we first saw on the new MacBook.
9to5 Mac has recently published the leaked images of iPhone 6S that clearly suggest that iPhone 6S will be launching in the fourth quarter of 2015, which could mean that iPhone 7 will see the light of the day in the mid of 2016. Let’s find out the factors of this delay.
Branding issues with iPhone 7
Earlier, it was also speculated that there were some branding issues with the next generation iPhone, most of which was concentrated on a single topic, whether or not Apple will release iPhone 7 in 2015 itself.
But the leaked images have made it somewhat clear the company is currently focusing on the updated version of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. If speculations are to be believed then the iPhone 6S is expected to launch in September just like the other apple devices.
The recent success of iPhone 6 twins is also a major factor behind the postponed release of iPhone 7. Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 plus have registered staggering sales figure since their launch putting up Apple in a very strong financial position.
It was because of the recent iPhone that Apple was able to land itself into the most successful and trusted consumer electronics brand in the world. Apple may not be willing to take the risk by launching iPhone 7 when both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 have been doing exceedingly well in the market despite stiff competition from Samsung and Chinese vendors, but it looks like we will see the iPhone 7 next year for sure.
A host of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 features have been leaked online. It is being said that the new Phablet would be released during the upcoming IFA-15 event, which is scheduled to be held in Berlin, somewhere between 4 and 9 September.
New Note 5 features and specifications
According to Web speculations, S-pen would eject automatically and users will be able to fold the screen like a hankie. In addition, the wonderful device may come with a 5.5-inch Super Amoled display and internal storage of 16 GB with a 4 GM RAM. With 8 MP front facing camera and 16 MP rear camera, taking selfies would be much easier.
It should be known these features are not offcially confirmed.
Getting the features patented
It has also been reported that Samsung will get the features including foldable screen and auto eject S-pen, patented. The process for filing the patent is already done with theTrademark and Patent Office in USA and the new Phablet will soon be launched with the new specifications, which the South Korean conglomerate has developed for the users.
A pilot program from MasterCard could let you use selfies as passwords for online shopping. According to this latest move, online shoppers will be using self-portraits or selfies to authenticate their identity. The credit card company has decided to go ahead with this new system of authentication because it is a quicker and more secure method.
Why Selfie authentication?
Ajay Bhalla, President of Enterprise Security Solutions at MasterCard says, “We want to identify people for who they are, not what they remember….. we have too many passwords to remember and this creates extra problems for consumers and businesses.”
MasterCard In Talks
MasterCard had created SecureCode as a means to verify a user’s identity prior to an online transaction. MasterCard has earlier tested and developed apps for facial authentication, cardiac rhythm as well as voice recognition.
However, these were pretty cumbersome as compared to the new selfie rule, which will just require downloading the MasterCard app. The company is trying to cut the deal with a couple of banks as well as smartphone giants like Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, Google and BlackBerry.
For users worried about privacy, be rest assured that the scans be saved only on your smartphone.
Nokia Lumia 1520 manages to score a sixer if we solely look at it as a phablet. Yes, it still is a Nokia ware officially and it does give some competition to the Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus from Samsung and Apple respectively.
The beginning trump card of the Nokia Lumia 1520 is its 6-incher screen size. Perks of the screen include a full bow high definition display that also comes boosted with IPS display and something the maker markets as ClearBlack. Therefore, reading on the Lumia 1520 even under dim light is not an irritant.
The quality of images and text is sharp and given that it stands at 368 pixels per inch this is no surprise. The physical aspect of the handset cannot be undermined since it is feather-weight to hold and easy to grip. The best bit is how we almost forgot that this is a phone– not just a tablet. Overall, we love this bold phablet from Nokia. For the 16GB variant, be ready to shell out $585.
Of course, it supports expandable memory via a card slot. In case you love big smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is the pick of the hour. … Read the rest
Samsung is almost at competition with itself going by the renders for its in-the-making model, the Galaxy A8. While fans were gearing up to see a metallic wonder at 5.9 millimeters sans bezels, latest news reveal that the handset is to be exclusively available for China. While most insiders are disappointed, rumors suggest that some European or Asian markets might just see the Galaxy A8 roll-out, according to SamMobile.
With the dilly-dallying over availability, what got us talking was the fingerprint sensor set to debut on the A8. In case this happens, budget smartphone shoppers will find the best deal under the sun. Given that Samsung is also working on Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A9 besides this handset, more options are set to pour in steadily.
For now it has been revealed that A8 will feature themes such as those available on Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6. Other notable specs supposed to make it on the Galaxy A8 are-
The much-hyped Samsung Galaxy Tab S is scheduled to be released in June, reports SamMobile. The premium metal materials, which are already used in some of the latest devices of the company are also expected to be found in the upcoming tablet. Well, the company is expected to have some more in store. Reports indicate the tab may be available in two different sizes, viz. 9.7-inch size and 8-inch sizes. Apart from that, the tab is also reported to feature LTE connection and a Wi-Fi connection to make it a worthy buy.
The hardware is also expected to be much improved than the previous models for offering better experience to the users. Not just that, the device reportedly to run on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is also expected to boast 64-bit Samsung Exynos processor along with 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM.
To make it the best choice for any buyer, the device may also feature Cat support, slot for microSD expansion, 2.1-megapixel front-camera and 8-megapixel rear camera.
The display of both the models are also speculated to be equally impressive with 2,048×1,536 pixel resolution. However, the reports are yet to be confirmed by the company and Samsung lovers anxiously waiting for the release of this phone may have to keep patience for some more time.
Samsung is all set to stifle Apple this year and we are almost sure its Galaxy Note 5 could be a way to do that. The latest revelation on this buzz comes from a Samsung model christened ZenZero for its Edge series on benchmarking portal HTML5test.
The test run had been conducted on Samsung Browser 3.2, for a “SAMSUNG ZenZero running Android 5.1.1,” according to the benchmarking site, states GSMArena.
Before you get all dolled up about the upcoming Note 5, the website has specifically stated that it does not warrant the tests and information. It adds that these are in no way official or even genuine.
We had earlier heard that Samsung Galaxy Note 5 might hit the market by August this year, as stated on Daum, a Korean website. Now again with buzz around Apple releasing its next flagship gaining ground for a September timeline, leaks are pointing to a plausible Note 5 entry by September.
On another end, Samsung is supposedly working on two variants– SM-N920F and SM-G928S at the moment, according to SamMobile. The source also stated how the former model could actually be the Galaxy Note 5. The rumored specs part of the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 could be-
Samsung is keeping the highlights of its upcoming flagship Galaxy S6 Active under the wraps but latest viral leaks have revealed dark rugged physicality and probable waterproof design. The leaks have been splashed over GSM Arena and the latest android ware from Samsung might just come with a speaker on the back end.
The smartphone has been spotted in black as of now but we have not uncovered any insight into its features of camera specs. At least, critics can be now silenced against their scepticism that the S6 Active might not even be a full-on flagship but just a bumped up upgraded variant of some earlier Samsung model.
We are a tad bit disappointed with the seemingly plastic body since Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 were beauties in glass and metal. Then again, the supposed waterproof spec on the S6 Active could more than make up for lack of innovative styling. Expect beefier battery life as the S6 Active will feature a 3,500 mAh under its hood.
Again, this is a bump up over the 2,600 mAh battery we saw on the Galaxy S6. Insiders reveal that the upcoming S6 model will feature a microSD card slot too. In case you were planning to load up a new Android smartphone, it is time to wait for this baby.… Read the rest