Monday, July 7, 2014

New Sony Xpperia Handset

The company is scheduled to launch the Xperia Z2a in Taiwan tomorrow and as we fait for the final bit of details we now hear chatter about Sony having something else up its sleeve. Apparently Sony is going to announce a new smartphone tomorrow. The company itself has offered no confirmation so the only way we can be sure is to wait until tomorrow to find out what exactly this smartphone has to offer.

This new Xperia handset will be launched globally, so says ePrice, which first posted the rumor about a new device coming out tomorrow. As expected not much is known about it at this point in time so we can’t judge by its specifications or its features if it is going to be a major competitor in the Android smartphone market.

Though as per one rumor it is believed that one of the biggest selling points of this new Xperia smartphone will be the ability to take great selfies. Rumor has it that this device will have a flash upfront which will, a helpful addition for those who like to take selfies at night.

Sony’s official Twitter account has also teased that tomorrow’s event contains an announcement that will allow them to “see you selfies in a whole new light.” This is a pretty big hint about what we can expect from Sony tomorrow and we’ll know for usre in less than a day

iPhone 6 Front Panel Leaked in 4.7-Inch

Another day, another iPhone 6 rumor. Today we are treated to pictures of a purportedly leaked 4.7-inch iPhone 6 front panel. One immediately notices the significantly larger display, something which many iPhone fan might welcome. There are subtle differences as well which hint that Apple may have shuffled around the internal components a bit. However the front panel gives off an undeniably iPhone look. Since the leak comes from an unofficial source one can never be too sure about its authenticity.

In this particular leaked panel the cutout for the front camera is placed on the left side of the speaker as opposed to the top. Moreover the edges of the front panel appear to be slightly curved towards the end.

Previous rumors have suggested that the iPhone 6′s design will feature rounded edges, much like those on the iPod touch. The curved edges of the front panel could add to that design element but we’ll only know for sure once we get the device in our hands.

Some reports claim that Apple is going to use sapphire glass for the displays on both new iPhone 6 models. No major design changes are being rumored and so far there’s little information available about the actual specifications of the device.

Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhones this September. There has been chatter of a price increase, particularly for the 5.5-inch variant, we’ll have to wait and see how that plays out, though prospective customers say they will be willing to absorb the increase if the next iPhone has a larger display.

iPhone 6 With Curved Display And Rounded Edges Gets Pictured In Concept Rendering

Remember the other day we reported that thanks to a new rumor, Apple’s next-gen iPhone could feature rounded corners and could incorporate a curved display? It sounded like a bit of a stretch since it is a pretty radical design, especially since the leaked schematics suggested a more iPad Air-like design.

Well just in case you were wondering how an iPhone with rounded edges and a curved display might look like, French website and Martin Hajek have teamed up and cooked up a concept as to what the device might look like, at least based on the information about the next-gen iPhone that we know so far.

As you can see in the concept image above, basically what this design entails is that instead of the sharp edges on the side of the iPhone, it will now sport a display that sort of curves around the edges, thus making it look more smooth and fluid. As for the rest of the phone, it looks like the iPad Air and features a more curvy design which we have to say we are really digging.

We’re not sure if there is any purpose to the curved edges since it would be purely aesthetic, especially since it looks like it might be too small to incorporate any action buttons. Perhaps it could incorporate gestures by the side that allows the user to perform certain tasks, who knows, but what do you guys think? Do you like what you see so far, or do you prefer the more traditional design?

iPhone 6 Rumored in Battery Capacity

It seems like there is no end to iPhone 6 related rumors and we can very well expect this stream to go on until Apple makes an official announcement. Whenever that happens we’ll certainly be ready for it. The latest rumor claims to bring us the iPhone 6 battery capacity. With its Android rivals already pushing beyond the 3,000mAh battery threshold most users are curious to see how big of a battery the larger iPhones bring this time around. If this rumor is correct then it may just be a nominal increase.

The rumor suggests that Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will have a battery that ranges between 1,800 and 1,900mAh. 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is believed to have a 2,500mAh battery. As compared to the iPhone 5s which has a 1,570mAh battery the latter is a significant upgrade, but will it be good enough to appease users?

Capacity alone won’t dictate the battery’s performance. Apple can make several display, hardware and even software optimizations to ensure that the battery performs at the optimal level. So battery life on the new iPhones won’t be dismal but it may not be as much as what’s being offered by its Android rivals.

Iphone 6  goes without saying that this rumor should be taken with a grain of salt. It comes from an unofficial source and far all we know these figures might be nowhere near the truth. That’s the downside to rumors.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Image Leaked for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

With one flagship out of the way we now look towards Samsung for its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. This device isn’t expected to become official for at least a couple of months but that doesn’t stop the rumor mill from churning. Today purported images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have leaked online, offering us what may be our first look at the next generation phablet.

samsung galaxy note 4 2
The images only show off the sides and the back of Samsung’s upcoming flagship, its corners appear to be a bit more squared-off as opposed to the existing model. Samsung is expected to make design changes this time around and this certainly feels like a step in that direction.

Some rumors even claim that two different variants of the Galaxy Note 4 will be released this year, with one expected to tout a flexible display, though its believed that this variant will be available in limited quantity only.
As far as the power package is concerned, multiple purported AnTuTu benchmark results of the Galaxy Note 4 reveal that two variants, one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and the other with an Exynos processor, are likely to be offered. Not much is known about additional specifications at this point in time though.

Samsung is expected to formally unveiled the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA 2014 in Berlin this September.

Photos Leaked For iPhone 6

 iPhone 6- As it turns out, the photos above are fakes and are actually renderings created by Martin Hajek as pointed out by Redditor, colinstalter.

The iPhone 6 is rumored for a launch later this year, so is it too early to start looking at leaked photos? Maybe, maybe not, but thanks to a post by an anonymous Twitter user, several photos have surfaced which are allegedly that of the iPhone 6. Sonny Dickson who has been instrumental in leaking photos of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in the past has confirmed to the folks at MacRumors that the photos originated from China and have been making their rounds for a while now.

Based on what we can see, the photos depict what appears to be an iPhone device with a larger screen with thinner bezels, both of which are pretty much what the rumors have suggested. The phone also appears to be much thinner than its predecessor and looks to have borrowed some design elements from the new iPad Air what with the slightly tapered bottom part of the phone where the speakers and Lightning connector is positioned at.

As we can see, Touch ID has also made its way onto the device, as expected. We’re no photoshop expert so we can’t tell if these images are legit or if they were created in such a way to make it look like they were snapped hastily, so try not to read too much into them for now. However even if they are proven to be a fake, it still gives us an idea of what to expect from a larger-screened iPhone 6. What do you guys think?

Rumor For iPhone 6 Could Feature

NFC has been a feature that has been long-rumored to make its way into the iPhone, although to date we have not seen anything like that yet. However could it be that the iPhone 6 will finally incorporate the technology? Well according to a report from BrightWire, their sources are suggesting that yes, NFC will make making its debut in the iPhone 6.

Their sources claim that Apple has managed to strike up a deal with China’s UnionPay which will see the company’s services integrated into Passbook. It’s an interesting claim because a couple of years ago, Apple’s Phil Schiller was not particularly enamored by the technology, although it was only last month that an analyst suggested that Apple was finally considering the technology.

This could be in line with other rumors that hints that Apple could also be interested in a mobile payment system of their own, and NFC would be a good way to allow users to pay for transactions. Combine that with Touch ID, it would definitely go towards creating a very secure system in which customers would feel more comfortable paying for items and services with their phone.

Of course all of this is just a rumor for now, but what do you guys think? After hearing about NFC and the iPhone for the past few years, could it finally be that Apple will be incorporating the technology into their mobile devices? Much like how Apple could finally be releasing phones with larger displays?