The rumor mill it still spinning at warp speed with hordes of speculation regarding Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone of 2016, the Galaxy S7. The most reliable information so far has come from Russian Analyst Eldar Murtazin who is now back with another exposé this time claiming that the device’s 3,000mAh battery will be able to withstand 48-hours of regular use at 75% of brightness.
It’s safe to say that LG’s done a pretty poor job of keeping its upcoming flagship smartphone of 2016 under wraps. We first caught wind of the G5 when the South Korean company sent out invitations to an event it’s holding on Sunday, February 21, then a leaked User Agent profile surfaced online disclosing the handset’s model number, and last week a report was published, together with some purported renders, exhibiting the device featuring an all-metal build and a slide out battery not dissimilar to the BlackBerry Priv’s hardware keyboard.
Now, however, we’ve got our first glimpse at the G5 in its entirety. Read more
While we are already seeing leaks for devices not expected until the latter half of 2016, one company who is expected to release devices much sooner is a lot murkier in terms of what to expect. Sony, which almost seems to be operating on a day-to-day mentality with regard to staying in the smartphone market, appears to be on track to release a line of Xperia Z6 devices in the first half of 2016. One of those devices will be a middle-tier smartphone, the Xperia Z6 Lite. Read more
It has been a while now since Google released a small tablet device, the last of which was the 2013 Nexus 7. Both the first generation and second generation Nexus 7 were produced by Asus for Google. Riding on the recent release of the Nexus 6P, the latest rumors hint at Huawei being a strong contender to produce a new Nexus 7 tablet for 2016. Read more
Although we are still waiting for the first Snapdragon 820 equipped smartphone to hit the market, that has not stopped the crystal ball gazers from trying to look into the future and take a swing at projecting what Qualcomm’s next generation device may have in store. Chines analyst Pan Juitang thinks the next generation chip from Qualcomm, which one assumes would be the Snapdragon 830, will come with the ability to support up to 8GB of RAM. If you are wondering why, Juitang thinks the additional RAM will be necessary to support projected multi-tasking and computing needs. Read more
The fall 2015 season is just rolling around along with a host of new phones hitting the market or about to be announced for the upcoming holiday shopping season. However, the rumor mill is firmly focused on next year’s flagship devices. One of those will surely be the LG G5 and sources are now sharing some early information about specs for LG’s next high end device. Read more
As wireless carriers move away from two-year contracts to subsidize smartphones, leases are becoming a popular option to help consumers avoid large cash layouts for outright purchases. Many carriers have been creating lease programs that incorporate some early upgrade features to help consumers get their new devices. Seeing all of the activity in this space, smartphone manufacturers are starting to introduce their own options to sell direct to consumers. Recent reports indicate Samsung is the latest to join this march. Read more
Some new images that leaked claiming to show the LG version of the upcoming Nexus 5 device, believed to be the Nexus 5X, appear to reveal a new color that will join black and white. Although the images make it a little hard to tell just how vivid the color will be, it looks like the Nexus 5X will be available in a color called “Tennis Court Mint” and appears to be a pale teal or turquoise color. Read more
Xiaomi is getting ready to reveal some new devices and one of them has surfaced in some new renders posted by Weibo user @KJuma. The images are reportedly for the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 smartphone. The renders show a device with very thin bezels and what is likely a fingerprint scanner on the front and around back a dual camera setup. Read more
The rumors continue to flow regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7, the tech giant’s next flagship device to be released if they stick to their normal schedule. The latest source of information claiming some early knowledge of the device appears to have confirmed a conjecture made last spring, that the Galaxy S7 would come equipped with a dual camera setup similar to some attempts HTC made with their devices, like the HTC One M8. Read more