At MWC 2016, LG will host an event in Barcelona to introduce a “major smartphone” that many expect to be named the company’s next flagship, the G5. Among the changes to its design will be the relocation of the volume rocker to the side while the power button, which will double as a fingerprint scanner, remains on the rear. So it seems that LG is creating a hybrid of the G4 and traditional phones.
Mobile Fun, an accessories designer based in the United Kingdom, says it knows what the G5 looks like and is already designing cases for it. The only problem is that the G5 isn’t real yet and Mobile Fun admitted that LG hasn’t said anything to them regarding any upcoming phone.
Snapchat is quickly growing as one of the most popular social media services in the world, but it looks like the developers want to try and tackle some other markets while they’re at it. Some new code was found in the Android Snapchat application that hints at some new features, including audio and video calling, that would put the time-sensitive photo sharing app in direct competition with things like Skype and Facebook Messenger. Read more
Assuming Evan Blass is again correct and Samsung releases its next flagship in the United States on March 11, we’re going to see the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge debut next month. The launch will likely come at MWC 2016 in February, but the leaks and rumors have been happening for months and will continue through the moment we actually see Samsung unveil new hardware. Over the weekend, Nader apparently gained information regarding the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge from a person that claims to be an employee of Samsung.
This person is either a grand liar or an employee who really wants to grab headlines by spilling Samsung’s plans for its upcoming phones. Actually, both of those are possible. My point is that you should be cautious in believing what follows below. And, in all honestly, the source isn’t giving anything we’re too unfamiliar with.
Up until now, HTC’s Desire series has been composed of only smartphones. Based on a recent benchmark test, this may all change. The Desire T7 is a 6.9-inch tablet with model number IV5001-A. The listing also revealed some of the handset’s hardware specifications.
Some new, leaked images have surfaced on the Internet claiming to be the forthcoming LG G5 housed in a dummy cover to help conceal the overall look as well as details of the device. The presence of a dummy cover means no identifying marks are visible to help verify whether the device is even from LG. The details that are visible appear to be consistent with previous information we have learned about LG’s new flagship smartphone. Read more
HTC continues to hang in there in the smartphone market and has been making some noise in the virtual reality segment. However, one place where it has been absent is in the market for smartwatches. A new leak from Evan Blass suggests the company’s entry into that particular part of the wearables market could come in April. Read more
As Samsung inches closer to releasing the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and perhaps a third variant, details about Samsung’s plans continue to surface. Just this past week we saw an Exynos powered Galaxy S7 pass through AnTuTu and a Zauba listing revealed screen sizes. A new leak points to the U.S. release date for the Samsung’s new flagship devices as being on March 11th. Read more
Samsung hasn’t released a Galaxy A9 Pro in the past so take this rumor with a grain of salt. You may recall Samsung’s Galaxy A-series, which is made up of the A3, A5, A7 and A9. Each year Samsung updates the series with new models. However, this year Samsung may include a new member, the Galaxy A9 Pro. This may be a backup plan in case the other models don’t sell well.
Acer isn’t known for their Android smartphones, but it appears that the company is working on one. The Jade Primo S58A was just tested on Geekbench running Android Marshmallow.
There’s been a lot of speculation on what versions of the Galaxy S7 Samsung will release and what their screen sizes will be. Now, we have some more firm information on what sizes we’re looking at, thanks to import website Zauba.