As we roll ever closer to Oppo’s announcement of the N3 flagship, we’re seeing more and more teasers from the company. From specs to an updated cooling system, to a aerospace-grade alloy (and steel), the N3 is shaping up to be an interesting and powerful device. Despite Oppo showing us various camera designs, the whole thing remained a bit of a mystery. Those that remember the N1 know that the camera swiveled, giving people unprecedented selfie power long before selfie phones became a thing. Well Oppo has finally taken a bit of the mystery away after it leaked the above image on Weibo.
An image of a smartphone alleged to be a Meizu MX4 Pro has surfaced on the Chinese site Weibo showing the device in white. The device has a large rectangular button on the front that is consistent with previously leaked images suggesting this could be the actual design of the Meizu MX4 Pro. The large button is supposedly needed to house a fingerprint scanner that Meizu plans to include in the device. Read more
We have heard rumors that October 15th could be the day we finally get to officially see the HTC-made Nexus 9, and we just got further confirmation, and a bonus….the price. BSN is reporting that Google will introduce the Nexus 9 on October 15, but unfortunately it won’t be available until November 3rd for $399
That is contrary to what we have seen in recent years. Generally, when Google introduces a new device, it’s available for order the same day or at least the next day.
We all know that another Nexus phone is coming soon. In case you were still unsure whether or not it was true, The Wall Street Journal has issued a report confirming what everyone already knows. The handset, codename Shamu, will have a fittingly massive 5.9-inch display. Motorola will manufacturer the Nexus 6 on behalf of Google. It is a play to capture some attention Apple gained by releasing the iPhone 6 Plus to appeal to fans of big screens.
Source: Digits (The Wall Street Journal)
A new leak about the upcoming Motorola DROID TURBO for Verizon indicates the battery will be a massive 3,900mAh unit. This should provide plenty of battery life for the DROID TURBO. Last year’s DROID MAXX had a 3,500mAh battery and was one of the larger batteries on the market. Combined with a possible QHD display and 3GB of RAM, the DROID TURBO could find itself competing at the high end of the market.
We’ve heard that Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge may not actually end up being a full-scale production device, but instead just a limited run device to gauge consumer reaction to the curved display. Despite that, it’s looking like we’ll see the device launched on at least two US carriers, if new FCC filings are accurate.
The filing for a device with the model number SM-N915A show that it has LTE bands for both AT&T and US Cellular. While that doesn’t mean that we’ll see the Note Edge hit shelves at the same time as the Note 4, at least it will be somewhat available at some point. Since AT&T is the exclusive carrier of the Galaxy Alpha, the carrier seems fairly committed to keeping their portfolio up to date with Samsung’s products. Read more
Sometimes it can be tough to decide if an app is worth spending any time or data on, especially if it’s a bigger app that takes awhile to download and consumes lots of space on your device. Google is apparently looking into technology that would let potential customers test drive an app without having to do any of that, which would save time and could potentially lead to more app sales and downloads.
This idea is really focused more on developing markets where data is more expensive, and that’s been one of Google’s heavy focuses as of late. The tech would very likely be used in countries like the US, but since WiFi networks with untiered data connections are more readily available, it’s not quite as useful. Read more
Later today, the Double Exposure event hosted by HTC will take place. It will be focused on cameras as the company is expected to introduce the One (M8) Eye, Desire Eye, and RECamera. But just before anything takes place and the curtain is lifted, the image above leaked. It shows a front panel belonging to an HTC device. The angle of the photo is a little odd, but it seems like the display is rather large. Also, the bezels are pretty slim and that is something HTC has not yet done with any device.
The source that obtained the image, VNTech, claims that this panel does indeed belong to a future handset. Which one? We do not know. Chances are we will not be seeing it today.
Via: Phone Arena
One of the features that Samsung has used to try to sell the usefulness of their Touchwiz interface is the ability to open two apps at once, splitting screen real estate between them in a multi-window configuration. Sources have revealed that Google was working on a similar feature in late 2013 and early 2014 for possible inclusion in Android. Read more
This fall, the Moto X and Moto G (2014) will not be the only handsets Motorola introduces. The company is expected to produce the Nexus 6 for Google and the DROID Turbo for Verizon. Today, a device arriving at the FCC had information attached to it that seems like the DROID Turbo will not be limited to Verizon’s network.
The bands supported by this device point to AT&T. If true, that would mean the DROID Turbo can be used on any GSM network. It just seems a little odd that a DROID device would end up on another network. When last year’s slew of DROID devices launched, Motorola made it clear that the brand was exclusive to Verizon. Has the deal been retracted a bit? We will have to wait and see.
Via: Engadget, Droid Life