Looking at smart devices market, it’s apparent that Android is becoming unquestionable king when it comes to operating systems. More and more manufacturers choose Android over other platforms, the most recent example being BlackBerry which appears to be ditching its very own BlackBerry OS in favor of Android. Now, two new Nokia phones running Android operating system have been spotted in benchmark tests. To make things even more interesting, Nokia confirms that more will be coming before the end of 2016.
Two Nokia phones running Android operating system spotted in benchmark tests, Nokia confirms more coming before end of 2016
Google is preparing to expand its Nexus lineup this year by two new smartphones namely a 5.5-inch Marlin and a 5-inch Sailfish. Although both devices still need an official announcement, the entire net is buzzing with rumors regarding their expected design and specs. Today a new portion of news surfaced online revealing the Nexus Marlin almost complete list of specs. According to the report, the phone will come equipped with some of the most premium hardware, which will surely help the device win the smartphone championship title.
The excitement over the awesome Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is slowly settling down but don’t think Samsung will let your emotions stay calm for too long. We are in the middle of summer which means that a new member of the Galaxy Note family is about to go official. We expect this to happen in two weeks, on August 2, but that’s not the most exciting news. According to a very reliable source, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Buy One Get One free promo will be coming to T-Mobile right at launch.
Announced to debut in early August the Galaxy Note 7 is surely one of the most fervently anticipated premieres of the second half of 2016. The Samsung’s next premium phablet isn’t a mystery to all those who follow the mobile market leaks and rumors. So far we’ve not only seen countless rumors concerning its specs but also learnt that it will be one of the most expensive and most powerful smartphones ever. Today a new portion of leaks regarding the Galaxy Note 7 popped up the net showing the phablet on several live photos.
It seems like there won’t be an end to the flood of leaks concerning the Apple’s latest flagship. Just yesterday we got so far the clearest photo of the upcoming iPhone 7 presenting the device back body casing. Today pics of the phone’s larger sibling – the iPhone 7 Pro – popped up the web confirming a camera bump, Smart Connector and a look similar to the one featured by the iPhone 6S.
Live photos of iPhone 7 panel give us pretty clear idea about what to expect from the next Apple’s flagship
Scheduled to debut sometime in September the fervently-awaited iPhone 7 surfaces the net one more time spotted on live photos. The recently leaked materials confirm a look similar to the one featured by the iPhone 6S, improved optics, beefier hardware and the lack of 3.5 mm headphone jack, additionally giving us a hint so as to the device’s back case design.
We already seen the Galaxy J2 (2016) popping the net at numerous occasion. So far the phone was caught at various benchmark sites including AnTuTu, today it leaks one more time confirming most of the expected specs. Although the phone sports rather unsurprising hardware parameters, it turns out to be the very first phone to deliver Samsung’s new notification system, called Smart Glow Notification.
Scheduled to debut in early August, the fervently-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Galaxy Note 6 will be skipped this year) was expected to debut not in one but two versions: standard and a curved-screen one aka Edge. However, the latest report suggests that the phone is rather likely to have only one variant. According to the leak Samsung resigned from launching a regular model of its well-known phablet, instead they will focus on delivering a phablet featuring the Galaxy S7 Edge’s design and dual-curved screen functionality.
The iPhone 7 is one of the most anticipated devices of this year, so it’s no wonder that new leaks and rumors are popping up like mushrooms. Some of these reports come from pretty reliable sources so it’s a chance that they are in fact true, while others are downright crazy. However, each gives us an insight into what we can expect from Apple’s upcoming smartphone. For example, according to the latest report, the next iPhone will come with dual SIM support and 256GB of memory.
Over the last couple of years technology moved forward so much that today’s smartphone come with such specs and features that you wouldn’t even dream about in the past. Basically all flagship phones have fingerprint scanners, many are waterproof and extra durable, some offer modular design and others have screens that wrap around the edges. What else can be done to make a smartphone stand out in the crowd and attract lots of customers? Vivo appears to have a certain idea. The Chinese company is teasing a new smartphone that looks totally transparent.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is barely four months old and we are already hearing rumors regarding next year’s model, the Galaxy S8. It’s not unusual, but typically at such early stage we are dealing with nothing more than some crazy speculations being the result of someone’s wishful thinking. This time, however, is different and since the hints come from Samsung itself, we have a reason to believe that there actually is some truth to them. If there is, then the Galaxy S8 could sport a 4K display ready to deliver virtual reality experience.
The first company to promise a modular smartphone was Google, yet its Project Ara fully customizable device is still months if not years away from going on sale. Apparently, it’s not as easy to make a modular phone as it first appeared, but Google is not giving up and other manufacturers are exploring the idea as well. A few weeks ago LG introduced the G5 with its interchangeable Friends and now new Droid Moto Z leaked in renders with modular components.
Last week we’ve heard that Motorola is swapping the naming scheme of its most premium Moto X line. Instead the moniker of the new series will take the last letter of the alphabet. The rumor gains in strength as today the screenshot of the trademark registration of the Moto Z went viral confirming the change in naming policy and debut of the Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play that are scheduled to be officially unveiled early next month.
OnePlus has made it to the headlines several times in the last few days which can mean only one thing – something big is going to happen soon. Actually, we know what it is – the company is going to unveil the latest member of OnePlus lineup of powerful yet affordable smartphones. We also have a pretty good idea of what we can expect from the flagship killer OnePlus 3. What we didn’t know until now was when the announcement would happen but thanks to recent leaks we managed to learn that detail. Apparently, the big day for OnePlus is June 14 and to celebrate the OnePlus 3 debut, the company slashed prices on the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X.
From time to time we’ve been teased with leaks suggesting soon premieres of displays we can roll or fold up. However time goes by and so far we haven’t been able to see any of the rumored flexible screens make its official debut. But this may change soon as Samsung is allegedly preparing to showcase its very first fully-foldable display at SID’s Display Week 2016 that kicked off today in San Francisco.
The vast majority of manufacturers keep a pretty strict upgrade schedule and so does Samsung. For many years the company launched its Galaxy Note phablets at IFA which takes place in the first week of September in Berlin. Last year, however, Samsung deviated from its schedule and made the Galaxy Note 5 official over two weeks earlier, on August 13th. It appears that 2015 was not an exception and the Galaxy Note 6 release date is also scheduled for August, 15th this time.
Being still quite a mystery the iPhone 7 is surely one of the most anticipated premieres of 2016. Today another portion of leaks concerning the Apple’s upcoming flagship has gone viral. Emerged from Chinese social network Weibo the live photos present the phone in a gold version from several new angles. The new leak stays in line with previous rumors confirming changes in the phone’s design and the lack of the Apple’s Smart Connector.
Fell in love in the Samsung Galaxy S7 but its body design is a bit too fragile to you? Soon you won’t have such a dilemma any more, since Samsung is preparing to introduce a rugged variant of its recent flagship. Although recently rumors concerning the Galaxy S7 Active have gone quiet recently, the latest leak confirm that we will soon witness the tank-like version of the phone, presenting the device in its full glory on live photos.
Motorola has hit a rough patch recently and it might be the reason why the company hasn’t announced any new phones this year. In fact, the last devices launched by Motorola were the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 which were unveiled in October 2015. There are no official reports on how both phones were doing, but apparently Motorola was happy enough with sales results that it’s thinking about releasing successors. New Droid phones, which possibly will be called Turbo 3 and Maxx 3, are tipped for October.
Unless Apple is preparing a huge surprise for us, and at the moment nothing hints that it is, the company’s new smartphone won’t go official until early fall, possibly the first half of September. However, even though we are still a few months away from the announcement, rumors regarding the new iPhone are already popping up on almost daily basis providing some pretty exciting details. The latest report confirms that the iPhone 7 will be waterproof and may feature 3D touch.