Posts tagged with: Leaks
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    Here's a quick one to quench your rumor thirst for the weekend. Evan Blass just confirmed that the official name of the upcoming Samsung (fall) smartphone will be Galaxy Note7. We already heard rumors of the company skipping a number (we're currently at Note5), among other chatter, but this time around it looks to be the real deal. There will be no Galaxy Note6. There could be a lot of reasons behind such a move from Samsung: lining the Note family up with the Galaxy S family (currently at number 7), in addition to counter Apple's upcoming phablet, expected to the iPhone 7 Plus (and/or ...

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    But we're obliged to talk about it, if only for the market dynamics. And boy, is Chinese manufacturer vivo expecting the market to move. The X7 and X7 Plus are expected to be in the "mid-rangers-plus" category. The phablet of the two — can you guess — will have a 5.7-inch full HD screen and it's tied to a Snapdragon 652 with 4GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel main camera. There could be more RAM and more storage in another variant that may cost way more. How much more? Well, the base model is rumored to be somewhere above ¥2,500 (approx. $400+) and the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant could ...

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    Tis the season for iPhone leaks, and none have been more polarizing than the iPhone 7. At this point we've heard of dual-cameras, options for more storage, meager design changes, and the death of the headphone jack. Still we know that Apple is famous for trying out tons of prototypes, and we assume that's the case as supply chain leaks point a different story. Rock Fix, a smartphone repair shop in Ganzhou has just leaked some photos of possible parts of the iPhone 7. These show us the dual-camera lens that we've discussed, which is to be expected, and we even see the storage modules from ...

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    In addition to the giveaways that T-Mobile is told to be doing on Tuesdays, — much like AT&T is — the carrier's Un-carrier 11 promotion is supposedly going to make a bigger deal of its stock giveaway than we originally thought. The same source that tipped off VentureBeat's Evan Blass on the initial report has gone on to talk about "Stock Up" campaign. It begins with getting postpaid subscribers downloading the T-Mobile Tuesdays app before June 21. They will then receive a full share of TMUS through fee-free stock holdings service Loyal3 — it was previously reported that users ...

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    The low-end Galaxy J-series might be in for another evolution to bring it in-line with the new and prim Galaxy C-series. Like most things, it starts from the bottom. This time, the bottom looks to be not a Galaxy J2 as the header suggests, but a Galaxy J3 remix that mimics the aesthetics of the Galaxy S6, at least on the back. With these renders picked up by Dutch site Galaxy Club, we find out there's a whole lot of change on the outside and even quite a bit on the inside. The form factor comes off as more squared than said S6. In its TENAA listing, we learn that the phone has a ...

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    No honor among rumor mongers, they say. But who needs honor when Huawei can have its sub-brand Honor? It placed second in share of the Chinese mobile market in April. And now, there's some whispering of a smaller partner to the Honor V8. What looks to be a record of upcoming Huawei devices has been leaked and there are two model names — FRD-AL00 and FRD-AL10 — that look to be variants of the same model of something. The nomenclature points to these phones being Honor-branded phones and is being referenced as "Faraday". Chatter has talked about front and back glass panes for the phone's ...

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    If Kyocera just isn't doing anything for your rugged phone needs, perhaps you're just a few weeks away from getting your hands on a Samsung solution. For the fourth consecutive year, we're looking forward to an AT&T co-opted Galaxy S Active device, tacky as it may look. Previous rumors seemed to say that the Active model would more likely take on the dimensions of the Galaxy S7 edge rather the plain 'ol Galaxy S7. It's better that VentureBeat's Evan Blass can give us a better idea of what will go into the phone based off a spec sheet the publication has acquired. So, a Snapdragon ...

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    Weibo, like any other social media site, has its swarms of hornets occasionally. When it comes to mobile hardware leaks, disbelief can especially be prone to manifesting in awful ways. Take all of the rumors we've been compiling about a certain version of the Meizu PRO 6. It now seems that these photo leaks, previously connected to that device, have been implicated in a different Meizu device entirely — one possibly with an Exynos processor. The leaker of the Exynos rumor has since decried critics denying rumors of a double-edged PRO 6-like with the Exynos 8890 inside and a fairly ...

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    Leaks don't have to be all about iPhones, Galaxys, Huawei, Xiaomi, Nexus, any real flagships, really, etc. etc. Take ZTE  — it's said to be planning a device called the Zmax Pro, according to a source to VentureBeat's Evan Blass. While previous Zmax devices have stuck to 720p displays on large canvasses with Snapdragon 400-series processors, the Pro is said to be packing in a Snapdragon 617 (eight cores running at 1.5GHz) right under a six-inch full HD screen. 2GB of RAM may same a little weak for 2016, but there is 32GB of flash storage for the suffering. The rear camera looks to have ...

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    We now have a clearer idea of what the next iPhones looked like — in the minds of designers — earlier this year. NowhereElse.fr's Steve Hemmerstoffer is back at it, this time leaking more computer-aided design renders of both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The renders are supposedly from Taiwanese design subcontractor Catcher and reflect Apple's blueprints from January. UK site uSwitch commissioned Hemmerstoffer for publication. Regarding the regular iPhone 7, we can see a protruded camera port that has been seen in other Catcher leaks as provided by Hemmerstoffer. An ...

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    Looks like "modular" is in fact the buzzword of the year. At least, we can see a continuation of the trend if we trust VentureBeat's Evan Blass with some more information about this year's Moto X (or Moto Xs?). This follows on from the renders we saw of the devices along with a potential DROID Turbo 3 from HellomotoHK earlier. "A person who was briefed on the plans" said that both phones will have 5.5-inch AMOLED screens, be metallic and get sold under the Moto X brand. The pair will also have exchangeable backplates to add different functions to the device.   Thing is, the unit ...

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    That picture up there? With the LG G5-ish dual-camera port? And also that Smart Connector? That's supposedly an iPhone 7 Plus. And despite our suspicions of it, a Japanese site covering Apple believes that picture and another one are showing off real (potential) changes. A second picture that we're talking about features CAD renders of some spartan iPhone 7 shells — with due notice to those reserved antenna lines — as leaked from Taiwanese manufacturer Catcher Technologies and picked up by nowhereelse.fr. Editor-in-Chief Steve Hemmerstoffer has also put up a cleaner take on the ...

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    Many in the mobile tech media ranks have admitted to being at least a little excited for the HTC 10. In the 36 hours or so before the Taiwanese manufacturer officially launches the new Android phone, there's been no need to struggle through the pre-event ennui, much less to say the pre-availability ennui. GSM Helpdesk out of the Netherlands has gotten hold of pictures of a black unit, towed alongside a spec summary. We see affirmation of the 5.2-inch Super-LCD 5 screen with resolution of 2560 x 1440 as well as the removal of software navigation keys — they've been reformed as lit ...

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    Chalk it up to a major score by prolific tweeter and avid HTC fan-developer @LlabTooFeR. And by "score," we mean 20. You can hit up the tweet below for a folder of 20 wallpapers that will supposedly be the pre-loads you'll see on the all-new HTC 10 once in launches Monday. Some of the art continues to portray HTC's interest in paint splatter that we saw on the new Desires introduced at MWC this year. Realism has been struck down to a minimum and mirroring, where applied, is used to accentuate curves and angles. Final 4 wallpapers #powerof10 https://t.co/pFRqCoEnl5 ...

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    The Huawei P8 Lite was a pretty mediocre machine that tailed a parent phone that was actually pretty decent. It's not a surprise that we're going to see the Chinese manufacturer take the same tack to its P9 launch on April 6, preparing both "Premium" and "Lite" variants of the device. It's at least what we're expecting according to Evan Blass of VentureBeat. A source inside the company says that the phone goes by the name "Venus" and will keep a lower price tag while still making "strategic changes and omissions." Not compromised from the main phone are the 5.2-inch full HD display and ...

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    Out to lunch? Or out to tease? A couple of netizens happened to be eating their midday meals when they noticed this person holding up a weird-looking phone up to his ear. It then dawned on them: People still make phone calls on phones? After the stupor rubbed off, they also realized that this phone they're quite possibly looking at the rear of a Huawei P9 in "the wild." The big tells are the two circle-encased cameras at the top and the fingerprint sensor on the upper "rule of thirds." We can also appreciate a refined "squircle" fingerprint sensor instead of the straight-up circle we saw ...

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    Alcatel has been reinventing itself in 2016 with a hefty and diversified portfolio of mobile products. Low-end phones and tablets came first while several phones are yet to come in Android and Windows 10 Mobile flavors. While we're focused on the Idol 4 and Idol 4S, we've been hearing word of an Idol 4 Mini and an Idol 4 Pro. Evan Blass of VentureBeat has been fielding some leaks on the latter two phones. He puts apples to apples, comparing the specs he got of the Idol 4 Pro with the like-designed Idol 4S. [table] Component,Idol 4 Pro,Idol 4S Screen size,5.5 inches,5.5 inches Screen ...

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    Update: The Direct Download link is up and we'll be publishing things starting at 3pm Eastern. The iPhone 7 might be the leakiest iPhone yet, in that we're seeing quite a few shots of the camera and antenna bands. The Galaxy S7 Edge does battle with the S6 Edge+ and Note 5. Windows Phone users say goodbye to HERE Maps, and the camera on the Galaxy S7 is THOROUGHLY reviewed. We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and photography term definitions, and ...

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    The past six months have seen an explosion in dual-camera phones of one sort or another. The iPhone 7 Plus is rumored to be a continuation of that trend. We have photos from a very protective leaker in Taiwan as well as another source of what the component for those cameras looks like. [gallery ids="466954,466955,466956,466957,466958,466959"]   A dual-camera iPhone would not only be a first for the lineage, but a first in the industry for its implementation: one 12-megapixel unit shoots pictures at a standard focal length while another 12-megapixel camera will go telephoto by up to ...

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    Mid-rangers have been the filler for this part of the month, but they're pretty important bread and butter in terms of making money for their manufacturers. Take LG smashing more of its K-series this month. But just a letter up the alphabet is the J-series from Samsung. And there's been a big show and tell performance. First off, if you like leaked renders, check out backchannel specialist Evan Blass's leak of the Galaxy J3 for AT&T. The phone's headed to a few US carriers, by the way. Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 for AT&T pic.twitter.com/fEV04WPauS — Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 14, ...

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    Since we're dealing with a bunch of fuzzy numbers with HTC, we might as well toss the Huawei P9 into the pot. Evan Blass, within the day he thumbed an April 19 launch of the brand spankin' new HTC 10 smartphone, also may have bagged a calendar spot for the dual-camera-wielding Huawei P9. Huawei P9 launches Wednesday, April 6th. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 6, 2016 Not our March 9 launch in Berlin that we were looking forward to, but hey, get this: within the past half-hour, he's had to walk back the bet as another leaker replied to Blass with an earlier date. UPDATE: I was told a number ...

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    After a cascade of leaks a couple of weeks ago, we now have another volley of images showing off Huawei's spring flagship for 2016, the P9. One source on Weibo shows off the back of the phone, though excluding much of the surface area with a black case and labeling. We do see the circular fingerprint sensor, a dual-LED flash module with some sort of focus unit below it and a dual-camera setup. No, the trend of two is not over just yet. Another source on Chinese forum Code Mart has blasted out several pictures of the aluminium frame of what is supposedly the P9. Composite images show that ...

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    It isn't happening. Take a chill pill and sit down. With the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 5 arriving on February 24, we're looking for some sense of closure when it comes to our expectations. Have we agreed upon what we'll settle for in terms of internals? That usually happens shortly before showtime. Weibo's been a hive about this sorting this business out and one rumor stoker from a Chinese mobile tech blog put out some specs: a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, 16-megapixel camera on the back, 4 megapixels on the front, Snapdragon 820, USB Type-C, NFC and a 2,910mAh power pack. There are two configs ...

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    Huawei's done with the Nexus 6P, but it's not done building in its characteristic top visor. This time around for its newest flagship, the P9, it's a little more crowded. Leaks have come in from Weibo on the P9, showing off a face plate with some heavily-beveled edges and a very interesting rear: it's packed with a fingerprint sensor, two 12-megapixel cameras with dual-LED flash and a mystery module under the diodes — possibly for infared beaming or laser autofocus. USB Type-C looks to also jump in on the bottom edge. We're looking at the next iteration of Huawei's house-made Kirin ...

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    LG wants to come to MWC to "play" for the first time in a long time, especially when we're talking "G" models. And with the G5 comes its share of leaks, including a surprise switch-up in design language, a battery trap door, and two optical portholes on the back. We're now getting a good glance and how some of those changes will actuate, thanks to a Droid Life insider source. [gallery columns="4" ids="461584,461585,461586,461587"]   There's a "NOT FOR SALE" sticker along with a bunch of other overexposed stickers and a nice little blue one. A previous picture of the G5's back, supposedly ...

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