Sep 20, 2015

LG G Edge: a sumptuous concept smartphone with a curved screen

Curved screens are all the rage right now among designer’s concepts. The latest example: the LG G Edge, which shows us what could give a curved screen smartphone if it was designed by the Korean manufacturer. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge + are the most beautiful curved phone for the eyes of many smartphones observers of the year. And obviously this is also the opinion of the competitors of the South Korean manufacturer, which would also be in thinking about the design of a smartphone with a curved screen. Xiaomi would indeed has Mi Edge in the pipes, as Huawei that would currently designing a terminal with a screen with two curved side edges.

LG would not be either indifferent to this new mode. It allegedly deposited eight brand names with the word "Edge" in the United States. Super Edge Dual Edge, Edge ... Two compatriot Samsung obviously has several variants in mind. And that seems to have inspired DBS Videography, who just design a LG G Edge. A model name that the passage belongs to those deposited by Korean. This concept has an AMOLED slab 5.5 inches with a definition 4K. It also seems consisting of glass and metal, as well as S6 Galaxy.

DBS also states that this LG G Edge is powered by a Snapdragon 820, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. Photo aside, performance is very high since it features a 24 megapixel sensor on the back (with OIS 2.0), and a 13 megapixel webcam on the front of the phone. Power and Volume buttons are placed on the back cover, as on the manufacturer's latest flagship stores. The other features includes the presence of a battery of 5000 mAh, a USB-C port and a fingerprint scanner. All based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. A sumptuous concept that you can admire from all angles by watching this video below. Hopefully now that the Korean manufacturer is inspired by all these ideas.

Apple iPhone 7: an attractive concept that is not short of ideas

The future Apple smartphone would only happen in a year, but that does not stop the fans of Apple to imagine what it would look like. The proof with this new concept is very well done but quite fanciful. The iPhone 7 smartphone seems to have most inspiring designer’s concepts worldwide. This week it is the turn of the Youtube channel AGXHQ to offer its vision of the future Apple smartphone, it reveals to us on video.

Operating a sharp break with the current iPhone 6S / 6S More out there a little over a week, this concept iPhone 7 comes with a metal and glass alliance somewhat reminiscent of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, while we can get a borderless screen and a redesigned Home button.

This smartphone displays a 4.9 inch screen with a definition 4K and protected by Gorilla Glass technology. Under the slab take up a 64bit A9 chip and 2 GB RAM. Side picture, it features a back 16 megapixel iSight camera sensor with a new lens consists of 8 elements, together with optical stabilization. It is also capable of shooting 4K and may propose an idling up to 1000 frames per second. A Facetime sensor is in turn placed on the front panel with a resolution of 5 megapixels and an integrated flash.

Also note the presence of a physical button to take pictures, as well as a facial recognition system and a heart monitor. Running iOS9, this iPhone 7 would otherwise be water-resistant. As you can see, the iPhone 7 portrayed by AGXHQ is quite unrealistic and seems to be more fantasy than reality. Nevertheless, it seems there are good ideas to dip into this concept. Let's hope that Apple engineers are inspired to design the future iPhone.

Sep 5, 2015

Moto X Force: Moto Maker and fingerprint reader in the program?

Motorola's Moto X has released two models this year, and it is preparing to further develop the range with a third model this year. It could come out as the Moto X Force and, judging by new visuals, it will also be personalized with Moto Maker and could integrate a fingerprint reader.

If 2014 was the year of consolidation for Motorola, after a comeback on the international market in 2013, 2015 appears to be the news. The Moto X is split, like the Moto 360 recently, and this is clearly not over. It appears that a third variation of the Moto X is in the works. First known under the code name Bounce, it has since been renamed Moto X Force as it was unveiled for the first time in the beginning of the month. There it is now back in new visuals.

Like the previous, they come to us from the leaker Upleaks and shows the Moto X Force with other colors. The first time we saw it was completely black. This time it is white in front, while the cover turns from blue to white through red with, each time, a contrast contour for the camera. The material of the cover also seems to have changed. This reminds us of what it is now possible to do with Moto Maker, Motorola's customization service usually available with the Moto X, and since this year, with the Moto G.

Furthermore, the transition from black to white in front to distinguish a new intriguing detail under the screen. We will not find a single one grid speaker but two, on each other a wide empty space at first sight but it is not impossible that a fingerprint reader is hidden under the glass.

Remember that no Moto is not yet available but, with the arrival of Marshmallow and Android Pay, we would be surprised that Motorola remains there while it is always the first to follow Google. This makes longer indispensable party for any high-end smartphone, as seems to be what Moto X Force. Let us recall that this new model is expected with a datasheet very well supplied: 5.5 inches qHD display, Snapdragon chipset 810, 3GB RAM, 32 or 64GB of internal memory, cameras of 5 megapixels and 21 and 3760 mAh battery.

Nexus 5X: a new concept appears on the Web

The Nexus 5X could be announced September 29 according to the latest rumors. Meanwhile, a designer has to share a new concept of the future smartphone from Google, which is very similar renderings factory that had circulated on the Internet some time ago.

If you read carefully, you may have seen pass this week the concept of Nokia N1, an Android smartphone inspired by N1 shelf Finns. Envisioned by designer Kim Wayne, this concept has even been around the web yesterday, many sites (not least) whereas these visual as a real leak. Well, the same Kim Wayne returns today with a new concept of the Nexus 5X.

We have seen several leaks circulating on the Nexus 5. Indeed, if its characteristics are still quite mysterious, its design seems to be known, since several smartphone pictures and that video made based on factory have leaked on the web. The concept that we see here is also aesthetically very close. Only uncertainty: what material will dress the Nexus 5X? If the rumors suggest a metal shell, visual flow that we could see it most feature with polycarbonate shell.

Remember also the latest rumors circulating about its specifications. Under its screen of 5.2 inches, which we do not yet know the definition (Full HD or QHD?), The Nexus 5X hide a hexa-core Snapdragon SoC 808, Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM LPDDR3 according to some sources. According to other sources, it would be powered by a Snapdragon 620 processor and 4GB of RAM. The camera equipment should be based on a Sony IMX278 sensor with 13 megapixels and OIS on this webcam on the front for which we do not yet know the resolution. The Nexus 5X remains still very mysterious, as you can see. But it could be revealed on September 29, when it should be formalized by Google according to the latest rumors.

Sony Xperia Z5 : Victim syndrome of Xperia Z3 +? (IFA 2015)

At the IFA, some journalists had the opportunity to play with the Xperia Z5, new flagship of Sony for this year end. During some tests with the product, the unthinkable is again produced, photo support. We thought the setbacks of the commercial launch of Sony Xperia Z3 + had immunized for several years against the risks related to the overheating of its platforms, particularly among journalists. Following the release that more massive a video of our colleagues of Android Pit in early summer that was chilling, it was logical to expect from Sony extreme care in the choice of its components, as to the design of its product and about the optimization of its platform, including one that would ensure the replacement of a Z3 + not so well born.

Imagine our surprise when we found the photo below. It was taken by one of our colleagues at PhoneArena on the Sony stand at IFA, taking place currently in Berlin. Here are reports of the Editor: After a grip of the general interface, he opened the photo application to assess possible changes.

By browsing the options without start recording 4K gave few hot flashes to Sony management, application stopped moments after its opening, explaining that it should be closed by the time the cool platform starts. It confirms that the chassis is hot, but not burning. You will notice that there are a lot of people in a room that the products are positioned in spots throughout the day and are constantly manipulated. Even so, it does not.

The reporter obviously spoke with Sony officials there. He explained that the versions of the Xperia Z5 which are on display at the Berlin salon is not the final copies. Overheating problems and optimization of the system are still being finalized. And this kind of mishap obviously does not happen with business models. Déjà vu course

We are clearly not concerned vis-à-vis the smartphone. Technically, it is almost certain that the founder and the manufacturer will find a solution to this technical problem, as was the case with the Xperia Z3 +, even if it has to go through a clamping octo-core. We believe, like the Z3 +, the Z5 will be a great product on the high end and it is safe to use (even if the machining errors are not impossible either).

However, we are surprised that Sony, after the bad buzz that he suffered with the Z3 +, did not bother to verify in detail that this type of mishap can happen on a show like IFA, where all journalists are equipped with a camera, one or two smartphones and a permanent Internet connection. For if we are conciliatory, consumers will not necessarily do as much. And at a time when the economic balance of the mobile branch of Sony is tossing, this photo can be expensive.

Aug 15, 2015

The Sony Xperia Z5 + revealed for the first time

A photo of Xperia Z5 + seems to have leaked on the web. It shows a terminal with a Omnibalance design and featuring a fingerprint reader built into the power button. Sony will launch new smartphones coming September 2 at its press conference at IFA Berlin. And if we expected to see the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, another smartphone might accompany: Xperia Z5 +.

Known for now as the Xperia S70 + code, Xperia Z5 + could indeed be arriving after the summer, and not in the month of March 2016 as claimed by some rumors from the last week. They also suggested a 4K screen to the terminal: a perspective to forget if its formalization actually takes place at IFA, since this technology will not happen until next year. The specialized site Xperiablog published a first picture of what Xperia Z5 +. A visual akin also to release a report, which means that its announcement should take place in the near time. The device will appear in three colors (Black, Silver, Gold) and seems to have the same design Omnibalance than all its predecessors in the series Xperia Z.

We can also see the words "S70 +" on the top left of the image. The Xperia Z5 with the S70 code name, it would be quite logical that Sony Xperia attributes the name to Z5 + smartphone. Last but not least, it seems that a fingerprint reader already seen on the Xperia Z5 Compact is integrated on the left edge of the device within the power-on button. The image, which seems to be actually a current presentation slide preparation is unfortunately quite low quality. She also tells us no information about the technical specifications of the terminal. But by its seemingly imminent arrival, we should know more soon on this Xperia Z5 + in the coming days.

The Nexus 5 (2015) is revealed through the factory made

The successor to the Nexus 5 will not happen before October, and yet it seems that its design has been unveiled. Several reports from factory to be published on the canvas we indeed show what it might look like. The rumors about the next generation of smartphones are made more and more lately. Suggesting an output not so long ago. And if the Nexus Huawei seems to have gone to be the best equipped in the range, the Nexus 5 (2015) LG is the most anticipated. Android fans are indeed very likely to wait for the successor of Nexus 5, which was a commercial success upon its release in late 2013. And it is indeed the latter referred to today as the serial leaker @OnLeaks, which is associated with the site uSwitch for the occasion of this leak, has published several photos giving us a glimpse of what it might look like.

These visual, which would be based on plant information provided by manufacturers of accessories, allow us to distinguish a back cover that comes close to the one we had seen it a few weeks ago . We especially find the fingerprint reader located below the photo sensor. For the rest, we also find some of the elements of the likely technical specifications of the device, such as double built-in speaker on the front of the terminal, or C-USB port on the bottom edge. According to sources pertaining us this information, the Nexus 5 (2015) would have the following dimensions: 146.9 x 72.9 x 8 mm. However, the leaker who made the visual seems to have given it a plastic back cover when the last sounds evoked a unibody metal shell.

Otherwise, remember that this Nexus 5 (2015) is expected with a screen of 5.2 inches under which it would hide a Snapdragon SoC 620, and 4 GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM. It also equipped with a Sony IMX278 13 megapixel sensor (with a 6-elements lens f / 1.8, OIS, laser autofocus and dual flash), a 4 megapixel webcam in the front, a battery of 3180 mAh, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connections, NFC and Bluetooth 4.2. The Nexus 5 (2015) could be formalized in October or at the same period as its predecessors. If that were the case, this would leave us only two months to wait.

A mysterious Asus ZenFone overview at TENAA

If ASUS has already released four smartphones this summer, the Taiwanese company does not seem satisfied as long since a new Asus Zenfone just appeared on TENAA. However, even if certain elements of its specs were revealed, we still do not know its name. The ZenFone family has grown recently. Within a few weeks we have indeed seen the Zenfone Selfie, the Zenfone Max , the Zenfone Laser 2 and the Zenfone Deluxe hit the market. And it seems that the Taiwanese firm is still in since a mysterious smartphone foot just appeared on TENAA, as reported by the website Mobipicker. Mysterious because we do not know its real name, this Asus ZenFone having indeed been sighted in ASUS_Z00TDA model number.

Some elements of its technical details are still indicated. So, this smartphone would have a 5.5-inch IPS screen Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels), and would be led by a SoC octa-core 1.5GHz whose model was not specified. Other Specifications are 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, expandable to 32GB via its MicroSD port. Display measuring 152.5 × 77.2 × 10.8 mm for 170 grams, this smartphone should also carry a 13-megapixel sensor back, and a 5 megapixel camera at the front. In Connectivity side, it should be equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, 4G LTE and GPS logically based on Android.

This smartphone has a strong similarity with the Asus Zenfone ZE551ML 2 , since it seems to have the same screen, with similar dimensions and same photo equipment (among others). Only the processor seems to differentiate the two models since Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is marketed in two versions: one with a quad-core processor Intel Atom Z3580 clocked at 2.3 GHz and the other with a quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 1.8GHz. This ASUS_Z00TDA seems to position itself as a good mid-range smartphone. Its real name is unknown, we still have to wait several days or even weeks to learn more about this smartphone.

Jul 13, 2015

Lenovo Vibe P1: a mid-range Android 5.1 Lollipop smartphone with 4000 mAh battery

A new smartphone Chinese manufacturer should soon appear on the market with the Vibe P1 just insight on the website of the Chinese certification body TENAA. And autonomy should be exemplary. Lenovo is very active at the moment. After presenting its first tablet ThinkPad 10 in May, it would indeed work on its future Vibe S1 but on a smartphone with 6.8-inch screen.

The Chinese manufacturer is also about to launch the Vibe P1, a new mid-range smartphone running Android 5.1 Lollipop. The latter has indeed being noticed in TENAA by GSMArena , which means that it should soon be formalized.

Its data sheet also disclosed. We learn that Lenovo Vibe P1 should have dimensions of 143 x 72 x 9.35 mm and weighs 148 grams (with battery). Its screen would measure about 5 inches diagonally and benefit from a HD resolution (720p). Inside, this smartphone is equipped with a quad-core 64-bit processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, accompanied by an Adreno 306 GPU and 2 GB RAM. For storage, 16 GB of internal memory provided, and a MicroSD slot that can accommodate a memory card of up to 64GB. 

The Lenovo Vibe P1 also embarks an 8 megapixel sensor with autofocus, LED flash and the ability to shoot Full HD, while a 5-megapixel sensor would take place at the front of the unit. The main feature of this smartphone seems to be its battery, with a capacity of 4000 mAh. Generally, smartphones of this size have indeed a 2000 to 3000 mAh battery. Vibe P1 should therefore have a very comfortable autonomy, especially since its mid-range camera equipment should not be very demanding in terms of resources. Note that it also has a quick charge function that should allow it to charge in three hours.

Vibe P1 is not the first smartphone manufacturer to receive this battery since the P70 and A5000 are already equipped. The P70 also has a similar configuration to that of Vibe P1 for a range of up to 46 days standby. The future of Lenovo smartphone should have an equivalent autonomy. With this certification in TENAA, we expect that Lenovo formalizes the Vibe P1 in the coming weeks. However, it is impossible to say at what price it will be marketed. Let’s wait and watch.

Jul 11, 2015

Moto G (3rd Gen.): beautiful images to rinse the eye

The Moto G should be renewed for a third generation this year. The launch is expected before the end of July. Meanwhile, images are already multiplying on the canvas. The summer is not really the best time to launch new products. Everyone is on vacation, disconnected from everything and especially the media. Summer Launch is the way to miss its target. But, as with everything, there are several ways of looking at things. Who says peak period also gives more visibility in the media. Thus would have thought Samsung for its Galaxy Note 5 but Motorola while the American had expected September to unveil its new Moto X and Moto G in 2014, it is rumored that it would have opted for an announcement in July this year and the abundance of leaks tends to confirm it.

They have been in the news many times in recent days, primarily for the upcoming Motorola midrange we have discovered through some pictures. Finally, a glimpse would be more accurate in this case, but if you do not have enough, a new collection has just been broadcasted on NoWhereElse . However, note that these images show a 3D modeling of the Moto G (2015) made from leaks in recent weeks. They could be close to reality or not.

The smartphone presented corresponds to the one we have already seen in the past and finally closely resembles the old model. It retains the overall shape and symmetric speakers at the front while there is actually at the rear we can see differences. The camera and the manufacturer's logo device are connected by a long oval piece that seems to be made of metal and streaks were dug on the hood.

We have, by the way, a small summary of the different components within expected. The list includes a 5-inch HD display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset supports 4G and clocked, not 1.2 but 1.4 GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory and two cameras 13 and 5 megapixels. The smartphone should obviously pick the latest version of Android available at its output, namely 5.1.1 if Google does not leave new by then but it is unlikely if the output in question occurs before the end of the month, as expected.

Xolo Black: Snapdragon 615 and dual sensor camera for less than 200 $

Xolo recently formalized the first model of its new Black in India. With the price below $ 200 and with its well-stocked technical details, including a dual-camera sensor, it has obviously caught our interest. The race at the lowest prices gave birth to a new trend among manufacturers: the exclusive online sales, where merchants are much less greedy and demanding on margins. This allows lowering the sale price. Huawei is part of several followers. It even created a niche brand, Honor, there are many others in Asia, like Micromax (with its Yu brand) and now Xolo. It did not create a new brand but merely a new range. Its name is Black, as the first smartphone resulting officially and just introduced in India.

The Xolo Black is the first representative of that range. It will be exclusively marketed by Flipkart, one of the major players in online sales in India. Obviously, this does not concern us directly but Black has another feature that is well worth that we talk in our columns. It has a dual camera sensor. This is a similar configuration to that of from HTC One (M8), but better. 

The main sensor offers a resolution of 13 megapixels, while the second, with its 2 megapixel resolution, has the main function of measuring field’s depths. Together they offer some new features, like UbiFocus for the development setting after taking or OptiZoom that improves the results obtained with the digital zoom. They also reduce the development time up to 0.15 seconds.

For the rest, the Xolo Black is a classic mid-range smartphone that rather come with a Full HD IPS screen of 5.5 inches, a Snapdragon chipset 615 coupled with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory expandable, a 5 megapixel camera and a 3200 mAh battery to power all, also animated by Android Lollipop dressed HIVE IU. All this specifications comes for the modest sum of 200$.

Jul 9, 2015

Sony Xperia Z5: an original concept that reminds us of Sony Ericsson smartphones

A designer fan of Sony comes to share its vision of the Xperia Z5. Originally, this concept features a design that takes us back several years, when the Japanese marketed its smartphones under the name of Sony Ericsson. Sony could formalize a new flagship store next September after many rumors circulating on the Web called Xperia Z5, it will aim to make us forget the Xperia fiasco + Z3 / Z4, released earlier in the year.

Its characteristics even seem to have leaked this week: 4 GB of RAM, Sony IMX230 CMOS Xmor RS 21 megapixels sensor, 4500 mAh battery and Android M indeed is included in the data sheet, according to the website Technodify.

The site also mentions the presence of a SoC Snapdragon 820, but this information leaves us quite skeptical, since the arrival of the 820 commercially is scheduled for the end of the year. Nevertheless, the expectations around this Sony Xperia Z5 are great.

And this is not Babak Soren will tell us otherwise because the designer has imagined what the future might look like flagship. Its concept is also quite original because it does not resume the form factor dear to the series Z. The Sony Xperia Z5 we see here has indeed Sony Ericsson tunes with its curved edges.

The designer has also endowed with the characteristics specified by Technodify, namely a 2.5D Quad HD screen, under which would be integrated Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM. The Sony IMX230 sensor Exmor RS CMOS 21 megapixel would be of the party, accompanied by an 8 megapixel camera on the front.

If it is not very realistic aesthetic point of view, this concept has still the merit of reminding us the range Sony Ericsson, which has offered us at the time of smartphones very good. As for the specs, it is still quite early to know whether or not it is closer to that of the Xperia Z5. We hope to know more about that in the month of September.

Samsung Galaxy A8 expected launch on July 17 in China

The Samsung Galaxy A8 makes news again. This is obviously a sign that its launch is not far off. We now have an expected launch date, that of 17 July, at least for China. Samsung has already proved that it was able to control leakage when deemed appropriate. This was particularly in the case of Galaxy S6, which we have discovered that in Barcelona design at the official announcement, but the Galaxy clearly not worth it. The first three models were shelled on the canvas before they are formalized and the story is being repeated with the next model: Galaxy A8. Displays images on the canvas for several days, but things should be back to normal soon.

Indeed, the announcement of the Galaxy A8 is not far off. We suspected leaks already given the increasingly frequent information. But this time, its release date has been disclosed since the French portal NowWhereElse, revealed some visual that accompanies this article.

The Galaxy A8 would be launched on July 17 in China, after a presentation that should be held two days earlier, on July 15, China always of course. A price is also referred to this Chinese launch: the equivalent of € 439 excluding taxes. Now remains to discover the details of the World launch but we already have an idea of the price.

Given what we know now, we would not be surprised to see the Galaxy A8 arrives home with a label indicating € 499. This was the price when Galaxy A7 was launched in March and, if it will probably not be replaced by the new model; this could be an opportunity to apply a much awaited price drop.

Meanwhile, the French portal also confirms Galaxy A8 technical features we already knew, notably with a Full HD screen of 5.7 inches, a Snapdragon 615 chipset, a 16 megapixel camera and a fingerprint reader. This phone will come with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Jul 8, 2015

OnePlus 2: several versions in preparation?

OnePlus released the technical details of its next smartphone in recent days and they were more behind the name "OnePlus 2". A leak in fact reveals slightly different mobile official information?  OnePlus 2: the successor to the flagship killer will ship 4 GB of RAM to LPDDR4 format. This is a RAM that is not only faster and more powerful, but also more energy efficient. It will be perfect to accompany the Snapdragon 810 which will lead the mobile. However, all models may not embark much RAM.

This is what the same leaker who posted on her Weibo account reveal those ten days a realistic visual of an OnePlus 2 (see cons). The intrusive character today published a still charming specs (especially if the price is low), but less surprising than what we might expect from OnePlus. We discover the Snapdragon 810, 1.8 GHz processor (concession made to prevent overheating) and accompanied by 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The battery powered with 3300 mAh. The Front camera comes with 16 megapixels (again slightly better than the One) and 5-megapixel webcam (as on the One). Finally, the screen remains at 5.5 inches, would display an image in 1080p. We would find the USB Type-C port Oxygen on an Android OS 5.1 Lollipop basis, all would be confined in a very probably given metal part of the weight of the movable frame, 166 grams.

This datasheet is interesting, but, again, far from being the most surprising. However, the leaker adds some interesting information which is Model "A2001". Remember, last week, we revealed that there are three serial numbers for OnePlus 2, revealed by the Bluetooth SIG during certification of the mobile. The serial numbers are A2001, A2003 and A2005.

According to information collected from Geekbench last May, the A2001 is actually built on 3 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 810. This corresponds to new information learned today. In late June, a second model was spotted in Geekbench: the A2003. It has 4 GB of RAM. This suggests that both versions (at least) are provided.

The first is economic with full HD and 3 GB of RAM and the second is premium rather with 4GB of RAM and probably a Full HD screen whose size is between 5.5 and 5.7 inches. The question is whether this is confirmed and what is the price of the smallest configuration (the other being provided for less than 450 dollars). And if there will be a third model, the famous A2005 which has so far not pretends to show.

Honor 7: 200 000 units sold in two minutes

Listed for the first time during a flash sale in China, Honor 7 remained available only for two minutes. It must be said that the flagship has sacred assets, making probably the best quality / price ratio of the moment.

Formalized on June 30, the Honor 7 was on sale yesterday for the first time in China. And the least we can say is that the flagship was expected. The site GSMInsider tells us indeed that over 200,000 units was sold in the space of two minutes. This still represents 1,667 sold per second!

All versions available in this flash sale have therefore sold out in 120 seconds, either the 16GB model at 1,999 yuan (320$), the 16GB Dual SIM at 2199 yuan (350$), but also 64 GB at 2,499 yuan (400$).

Considered one of the best quality / price point, the Honor 7 has an exciting product data sheet. It shows indeed a 5.2 inch display with a Full HD, powered by a octa-core 64-bit processor Kirin 935, consisting of four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and four clocked at 1.5GHz.

Honor 7 also comes with the Mali-T628 a lot GPU and an LTE modem Cat.6, served by 3 GB of RAM. For storage, you can choose between 16 and 64GB, and a MicroSD slot. An impressive setup to see the arrival of 4 GB RAM with the 64 GB.

Coming to Camera, Honor 7 is equipped with 20 megapixel sensor on the back, with a phase-detection autofocus system, allowing develop in 0.1 seconds. An 8-megapixel camera with wide-angle optics takes place on the front face.

For the rest, this smartphone includes a fingerprint reader and a battery of 3100 mAh (associated with a rapid charge system), all based on Android Lollipop, accompanied by the overlay EmotionUI 3.1. The next flash sale will take place on 14 July, again in China.

The LG G4s will be finally called G4 Beat?

New variant of the G4, the LG G4s was sighted for the first time last week. Positioned as a mid-range smartphone, it could finally be launched under the name Beat G4. After presenting the G4 pen and G4c, LG would have a third variant of its flagship to reveal to us: the G4s . It should also be bigger and better equipped than the G4c, to position itself as an intermediary between the smartphone G4 and its compact version.

GFXBench, on last week, previewed that this LG G4s could finally get out as the G4 Beat. This is certainly what we are reported on Technodify from which information relates however conditional, since the site think there was 70% chance that the smartphone is launched under this name.

Its predecessor, the LG G3s was launched under the name G3 Beat in Asia last year. We think the manufacturer should proceed in the same way this year by launching this smartphone as the G4 Beat on the Asian continent, and G4s in the rest of the world.

Aside from that, we learn nothing more than we already knew. Let us recall that the LG G4 Beat is expected to come with 5.2 inch screen with full HD resolution, under which hides an octa-core SoC 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.4GHz and with 2GB RAM.

Coming to storage, it just comes with 8GB, but fortunately a MicroSD slot should enable it to add a memory card up to 64GB. Note also that an 8-megapixel sensor is part of the back of the camera and a 5 megapixel camera on the front face. Also known under the codename LG H735, this LG G4 Beat should go out in the latest version of the mobile operating system from Google, Android 5.1 ie Lollipop. For now however, we have no information about its price or on the date of formalization, but its presence on GFXBench proves that marketing is pretty close. Its launch could therefore take place before the end of the month.

Xiaomi E5 and E5 Plus: impressive features are revealed

The characteristics of future flagships of Xiaomi seem to have leaked on the web. They reveal two very well-equipped smartphones, though only the E5 Plus might have the Snapdragon 820. We know that several weeks ago Xiaomi is preparing its future flagship: the E5. This should be even with its XL variant, the E5 Plus.

Well now it seems that the characteristics of these two smartphones have leaked on the web. And they might have different specifications of what we expected. The most significant change from what we can observe in the table having leaked on Weibo is that the E5 is animated by a Snapdragon 810. E5 Plus would meanwhile equip with Snapdragon 820. The latest Rumors had yet mentioned the presence of 820 on both models.

For the rest, the E5 would show a 5.2 inch LCD screen, with the Gorilla Glass technology and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. A back 16-megapixel photo sensor is also present, and an impressive 13-megapixel webcam as like as on the HTC Desire Eye, considered a "selfiephone". The E5 also incorporate a battery of 3000 mAh and should benefit from fast-charging technology Q Charge (100% charge in 40 minutes).

The E5 Plus is meanwhile expected with a Quad HD screen of 5.7 inches and a 23 megapixel sensor on the back, while a 12-megapixel webcam take place at the front of the unit. As for the battery, its capacity should be higher than that of E5, since it would amount to 3500 mAh.

Both devices would work on Android 5.1 Lollipop, along with the future version of the overlay MIUI 7. Last information we book this document: the price that should be around 385$ for the E5, while that of the E5 Plus is located around 600$. Now we remain to be seen if all these rumors hold true in the future.

Summary of assumed characteristics of these Xiaomi E5 and Xiaomi E5 Plus:

Xiaomi E5:

Screen: IPS LCD 5.2 inch Quad HD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels), slab 2.5D
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Cameras: 16 Megapixels back, 13-megapixel front
Battery (capacity): 3000 mAh
Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop

Xiaomi E5 Plus:

Display: 5.7-inch IPS LCD, Quad HD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Cameras: 23 Megapixels back, 12-megapixel front
Battery (capacity): 3500 mAh
Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop

The BlackBerry Venice is revealed little more

The BlackBerry Venice has made head news once again. The latest rumors indicate that it may run on Android. This is also what shows a new visual, which especially reveals a fine and elegant smartphone. The end of the year promises to be very interesting from BlackBerry. Android Smartphone or not, we should at least get to see a new smartphone in original format to replace the Passport 2014. The Canadian has indeed confirmed that it was one of the conductor sons of its new mobile strategy. It even already offered a glimpse of the smartphone in question, which should include a sliding keyboard and a curved screen. It was in the last Mobile World Congress. Since then, more official word from Blackberry but we can obviously rely on leaks specialists to tell us a bit more about it.

The BlackBerry slider was notably called Venice, which would be the code name used by BlackBerry used internally. We also got to find out a little closer thanks to some visuals, plus it happens to us today via the Evan Blass Twitter account  and unveils smartphone. The keyboard is hidden behind the screen, but there are still matters to comment.

Let's start with the general appearance. If the Slider is the spiritual descendant of Passport, its expression is different. Where the second was heavy and imposing, the first seems to make more in the finesse and elegance with its curved screen and all in length. Below appears to be the speaker, on the sliding part that logically welcomes the keyboard. The lower tranche welcomes, meanwhile, the microUSB port and the headphone jack.

We can also see the usual trio of buttons to the right, for sound and speech recognition, and of course, Android Lollipop on the screen, as foreseen rumors but only one eye is probably not enough to confirm. Remember also that techniques characteristics were also discussed, including a 5.4 inch qHD display, 3 GB RAM, a Snapdragon 810 or 808 and a camera of 18 megapixels. We will get to know at the end of the year officially from BlackBerry.

Jul 6, 2015

Nokia N1: launch preparation in India and Indonesia?

The launch of Nokia's first Android tablet has certainly not gone as we hoped. Seven months after its official announcement, the N1 is always reserved for China and Taiwan but it could happen soon in two new markets in Asia.

Unveiled in late 2014, Nokia N1 tablet is then presented as an excellent price / quality ratio. Too bad it put so much time to reach us. Indeed, it is for now still available in China and Taiwan as well as its interest wanes over time, and especially of launches made by other manufacturers. Let's hope it no longer delay to point the tip of its screen. For now, new launches seem at least prepare.

Indeed, Nokia N1 was made out on several occasions on the canvas these days. Once found in Zauba , earlier this month. The Indian Customs has noted the arrival of a prototype for some tests. A launch seems to loom on the horizon in India, but also in Indonesia since the tablet has also appeared in the database Postel , Indonesian certification body.

So things seem to move, it is always encouraging. Nokia seems to have made Asia a priority, and the faster it will finish with, the faster it may seek to resolve the situation on other continents. Meanwhile, the N1 is still a strong proposal for its price, announced for recall 230$, with on board:

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop + Z Launcher
  • QXGA screen (2048 x 1536 pixels) 7.9 "
  • quad-core processor Intel ATOM Z3580 2.33GHz
  • GPU PowerVR Series 6
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32 GB of internal memory
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • 5 megapixel webcam
  • WiFi connectivity 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / Bluetooth 4.0
  • 5300 mAh battery

Asus formalizes the Pegasus 2 Plus with 5.5 inches Full HD screen and 615 Snapdragon SoC

The Taiwanese manufacturer has just lifted the veil on the Pegasus 2 Plus, a new entry-PHABLET that seems designed to counter the arrival of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Asus recently formalized the successor to the X002 Pegasus at an event in China. But unfortunately this new PHABLET, which a manufacturer has appointed Pegasus 2 Plus, should not exceed the boundaries of the Middle Kingdom.

The Asus Pegasus 2 Plus therefore takes over from Pegasus X002, but it differs by positioning itself as PHABLET, as the term "Plus" indicates to us. It has indeed a screen 5.5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), which contrasts with the slab of 5 inch HD Pegasus X002. It is also much better equipped inside because as we know from GSM Dome, it integrates a 64-bit SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 and 3 GB of RAM.

Note also improved camera equipment, since instead of the 8 and 5 megapixel sensors, we find this Asus Pegasus 2 comes with 13 megapixel sensor with LED flash and an 8 megapixel webcam on the front of the device. Its autonomy is provided by a 3030 mAh battery while the camera works under the latest version of Android, namely 5.1.1 Lollipop, accompanied by Zen UI overlay.

If we know already that this Asus Pegasus 2 Plus will be sold in two colors (pink and white gold), we still have no information about its price. But in principle, if it follows the positioning of its predecessor (the price hovered around 100$), it should benefit from an affordable rate.

As we said in the beginning of the article, this new entry-PHABLET should be reserved for the Chinese market. It also seems that it was designed to counter Xiaomi, which should launch shortly its Redmi Note 2. Redmi Note 2 comes with a Full HD screen of 5.5 inches, an octa-core MT6795 chipset, 13 megapixels camera and a battery of 3000 mAh, it should enter into direct competition with the Asus Pegasus 2 more in the coming weeks.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: metal frame and fingerprint reader confirmed by new photos

Xiaomi is finally preparing to unveil its Redmi Note 2 which is evident from the new photos on the web. Chinese manufacturer continues to show the new entry-level PHABLET on the web today, a sign that it is almost ready for launch. It was during the summer of 2014 that Xiaomi, for the last time, has enhanced its range of Redmi Note. Suffice to say an eternity in the segment of entry level smartphones. Also interesting was Redmi Note 4G is now a little behind with its older Snapdragon 400. It is high time that it is replaced, which Xiaomi should take care very soon. Indeed, after several missed appointments, including one at the end of June, the new model seems finally returned gradually into reality.

In mid-June came on the canvas a 3D model of a new smartphone Xiaomi signed. The reference was not specified but the lack of refinement in places suggested it could be the Redmi Note 2, despite the presence of elements usually reserved for high-end smartphones or medium, such as partial metal frame and the fingerprint reader on the back. And new photos today appear to confirm what we thought.

The photos in question were broadcasted repeatedly on Weibo and GizmoChina with the apparent certainty that they show Redmi Note 2. What is certain is that the smartphone is presented same as the preview last month. The chassis, metal, rounded, corresponds. We also find the circular fingerprint reader on the back, just below the camera. Funny, the author of Gizmochina confronted the Redmi Note 2 to the MX5 Meizu . And both smartphones have really disturbing similarities.

We should indeed also find some datasheets to believe the latest gossip about the Redmi Note 2 as it is expected, in particular, with a Full HD screen of 5.5 inches and an octa-core MT6795 chipset as found on the latest high-end Meizu, moreover also equipped with a fingerprint reader even if, in this case, under the display rather than the rear. The webcam should be another, with a resolution of 5 megapixels in both camps.

For the rest, the next Redmi large format should settle for a camera of 13 megapixels and a battery of 3000 mAh, all led by 6-based MIUI Android Lollipop. It's a bit lighter than what is proposed for MX5 but remember that the positioning is not the same. The latter is sold as a premium while the former is entry. So we are obviously curious about the price of Redmi Note 2, hoping that Xiaomi has managed to maintain its aggressive strategy. We should not have to wait more to find the answer. If it is not in the month, it will probably be for the next with the anniversary of Redmi Note 4G.

Jul 5, 2015

Windows 10 Mobile Preview shows new Animations and Wallet features

The new preview version of Microsoft Windows 10 to mobile devices with the build number 10149 has been released. They will bring new animations in Notification Center, more features for Microsoft Wallet and change options in the video resolution on the smartphone. 

A new Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile version with the build number 10158 is available for download. This comes up with small changes compared to the previous version 10149. In the new insider Preview there is now the possibility to adjust the resolution for video recording manually. At a resolution of 758x576 pixels 30 fps, 60 fps and 120 fps are available for video recording to choose from. A frame rate of 120 frames per second suggests attention to a slow-motion function, as it has already found on other smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4.

Microsoft's digital Wallet now includes the premium options, loyalty and bonus cards added to the payment system. Thus, providers of such premiums actions can offer its customers through this Wallet. Further tickets for concerts and other events, as well as boarding passes for the flight are now included in this payment system. The Windows Central website also mentioned that new transparency effects in the tile surface and the browser identified. Switch in the form of a Sliders are now slightly rounded at the ends and new animations in Notification Center were also identified. While the release of Windows 10 takes place on 29 July, a release date for the mobile version of the new operating system is not yet known.

Lenova A6000 Plus: Flowchart Review

Other Features:
  • 4G LTE
  • Dual Sim

The Chart describes clearly about the advantages and drawbacks of Lenova A6000 Plus. But one could wonder why the battery is drawback for A6000 Plus even though it has 2300 mAh. Here is the answer. Many users complained about the battery which drains very quickly and also brings heating problem. Some users not many complained that phone is hanging while using applications which is enough to tell the processor performance is normal. An 8 MP camera is bumper while considering the phone’s price but the quality is lagging which is the reason for classifying it as normal. But the selfie camera quality is good. This phone comes with Android V4.4.4 Kitkat OS which is another drawback when Android released its next version Lollipop (V5.0). The Price is affordable but the performance could have been better.

Jul 3, 2015

Samsung would provide many smartphones running Tizen following the "success" of Z1

Tizen, the operating system co-developed by Samsung and based on Linux should be present on several smartphones for the year 2015. The Samsung Z1, the first smartphone brand in Tizen, would not be alone. We imagine that the excellent sales of the latter figures have motivated this decision to expand the existing ecosystem in Tizen.

If you are not yet familiar with Tizen, we have to get used to hear that name since it should come back often in the news these coming months. According to sources Reuters familiar with the matter, Samsung would provide to market several smartphones with Tizen later this year. For now, the only smartphone available in the Samsung Tizen is Z1, delayed on numerous occasions in 2014 and finally released in January 2015. It was launched in emerging markets including India with the objective of making the shade for cheap terminals under Android One.

If the first few weeks of marketing have been difficult for Samsung because of price positioning wobbly reviewed thereafter, the sales figures have grown rapidly. One month after its launch, the Samsung Z1 had passed in India to 100 000 units , representing a small share of 1% market when Android devices less than 100 dollars to sell 2.8 million copies each months. But market share appears to have increased since Samsung have been over a million this Tizen smartphone in India for the first six months of its release. This is a little better and these figures were welcomed by executives from Samsung as they exceeded initial forecasts.

Samsung would provide a successor to the Z1 with more games and instant messaging applications. A model of golden Z1 is also under consideration. It will be sold at the same price as the current Z1 (about 80$). The successor to the Z1 should work to integrate it a tariff segment a little different because it is a question of a range between 120 and 220 dollars. To attract more customers, Samsung now has to build on applications compatible with Tizen. These have doubled since January and rely heavily on the Samsung Tizen Development Summit this summer in India. The Tizen Machine seems on and we guess that Samsung wants to replace an Android update throughout its range since the Korean giant announced last May that Tizen would be the nerve center of its products by 2020.

Android One: Google and Lava are preparing to launch a new smartphone in India

New Android One smartphone will be launched on 14th July. Where? In India, where the program had been launched before failing a few weeks later. But Google hopes to avoid repeating the same mistakes with Lava, its new partner, moving from Karbonn, Spice and Micromax.

Android One has not met with the expected success in India. Too bad, it was the first market to receive the program, far from being uninteresting, Google. This is fortunately not going to stop there. New partners have allowed them to try its luck elsewhere, while the former have gradually abandoned. Smartphones have thus been launched in seven other Asian markets, the latter was Burma. It was there just over a week but a new launch is already on the horizon.

The information comes from the Economic Times, an Indian publication, and this is no coincidence as it is in India that the next Android smartphone One should be initiated. Google would be finally able to convince a new local manufacturer, Lava International, to join its program, but not without some concessions. The same publication refers to an Android One 2.0 to reflect the new strategy of the US giant.

It differs from the first in two important respects. These are obviously those who caused the failure of Android One in India. The first is price. Google has clearly understood that the Indian market is too competitive for it and abandons the "first prize" aims to try to stand out otherwise. The smartphone Lava thus expected for the equivalent of $ 190, double the price at which the first models were sold, and this, in virtual but also physical shops.

It is indeed the second change made by Google since decided that Android One sale would begin exclusive online last year, but with the intention to drag the physical sale thereafter. Unfortunately, it was too late to resellers who had apparently felt sidelined at the start and were added to them with too low margins. So they had finally refused to sell Android One smartphones. This time, everyone will be housed in the same boat.

It remains to be seen whether this will be enough and what is in this first Android One 2.0 smartphone since no technical detail is of course provided. We still should not have to wait long, since the launch would be scheduled on 14 July.

Jul 2, 2015

Apple iPhone 6S Camera will be equipped with 12 megapixel sensor

The next iPhone should not really change shape but many changes are expected in the interior, including several for the photo. A 12 megapixel sensor is integrated in the rear and 5-megapixel on the front. The resolution is not everything pictured. We also reiterate often enough. Apple is the proof. Since the iPhone 4S, it found many other ways to improve the optical performance of its smartphone: sensor size, new target, etc. The iPhone 6, despite their 8-megapixel sensor and are now among the most talented smartphones photo, as were their predecessors in its generation. But it finally seems that the 8 Megapixel sensors have done its time at Apple. It should be replaced this year. The question is by what.

While the camera of the iPhone 6S feeds many rumors, not all say the same thing. Two hypotheses come back often. The first relates to the combination of two sensors, as on the One (M8) or HTC Honor 6 Plus. The second, it focuses on the integration of a 12 megapixel sensor and that is precisely what would prove the photo below, unearthed by our Taiwanese colleagues on Weibo.

This would show that it is a document for Foxconn employees, the assembler of iPhone, and describing the camera module of the next iPhone. It would stipulate such a 12 megapixel sensor is hidden inside. Note that the N71 code visible in the table under the schemes, would return to iPhone 6S Plus while the iPhone 6S would have N66 internally, according to the commentary accompanying the photo on the Chinese microblogging portal.

Other information was also disclosed there, especially that the next iPhone would be equipped with a screen with Touch Technology Force, a 5 megapixel camera and 2GB of RAM. You will notice that most of these items are not new. It's probably not a coincidence but will expect the official announcement to confirm. Like every year, it is expected in September.

Jul 1, 2015

LG G4s: the true successor of G3s launching in July

You find the G4 too big and expensive and G4c not well enough equipped? It seems that LG has a solution. It should take the name of G4s. The launch is scheduled for July. LG is one of the few manufacturers to have miniaturized its flagship this year. And even sometimes twice a day! According to Hi-Tech.mail , a new model should come soon to assist the G4c which was formalized in May. This would be the G4s. So it would be the true successor of G3s from last year, with some improvements this entails and the G4c, it has not made. Worse, it even ignores the laser autofocus.

In other words, the G4s occupy the middle of the range G4. This is particularly true for the display, as would be based for it on a Full HD panel of 5.2 inches. Side chipset, an octa-core 1.5GHz model is discussed. LG has a habit of providing Qualcomm, this model is certainly the Snapdragon 615 which just so happens between the Snapdragon 410 (G4c) and Snapdragon 808 (G4) in the depth of the catalog.

Unveiled last detail, the main camera is based on an 8-megapixel sensor. This is the same resolution as that offered by the smaller model. The G4s therefore incorporates definitely the same sensor. However, the visuals that accompany the report show that LG has accompanied autofocus laser larger model this time. The balance is respected.

For the rest, we will have to wait, but if the positioning is the same in the rest of the data sheet, we should at least to have 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. The launch is expected in the second half of July. The price is not yet mentioned but LG has the intention to sell the G4s as a high-end model affordable. It should therefore be relatively low.

Say Hello to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

Still no official announcement from Apple , the iPhone is unveiled today 6s partially . Snapshots with its bowels indeed leaked on the Web: the opportunity to go to our first predictions ?

Logically, Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 6s (and its iPhone 6s Plus?) in the month of September. Meanwhile, the site 9to5Mac has managed to get hold of several shots of the metal frame of the upcoming smartphone. And at first glance, it seems that the "skeleton" of 6s that looks like two drops of water to the iPhone 6, both at the holes designed for the camera and LED flash, grid speaker, the location of the jack, that of Lightning port, as antenna lines and colors (grey in this case).

Apple has always made its branded smartphone "s" slightly revised versions from its predecessors. Accordingly, the dimensions of the iPhone 6S are those of the iPhone 6 match. The speaker, the camera and the microphones maintain their ancestral places on the outside. The fixing points of the motherboard, however, have changed. To see now what the firm reserves to mobile: what will it matter? From the arrival of the Force Touch feature, borrowed from Apple Watch? From a full HD 1080p display with resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels? View a photo sensor 12 megapixels?

Jun 30, 2015

Nokia: the rumors of an Android smartphone surfaced

The Finnish firm should return next year on the smartphone market. And according to a rumor circulating on the web, it could be done on Android. Nokia, which was No. 1 in mobile telephony has struggled to take the smartphone curve initiated by the arrival of the iPhone in 2007. The breakthrough of Apple’s smartphone and the skyrocketing Android devices has also led to the steady decline in its market share over the years.

Result: last year the Finnish firm sold its Microsoft terminals and service activities to focus on its phone equipment supplier and mapping activities. An agreement signed with the US computer giant, which prevents the passage of selling phones under its own brand by 2016.

But from next year, Nokia will re-enter the market for mobile telephony and it seems that it wants to run its Android terminals according to the site NokiaPowerUser . For this, an agreement was signed with Foxconn, the Taiwanese firm specializing in the manufacture of electronic products, which is particularly known for assembling Apple devices. Nokia would target three main markets: India, China and Europe. A global communication campaign could even begin at the end of the year.

Some rumors spoke last December for the arrival of an Android smartphone, named C1. This would have a 5-inch screen and is powered by a chipset manufactured by Intel, accompanied by 2GB of RAM and an internal memory of 32 GB. The Nokia C1 also will have an 8-megapixel camera and a rear 5 megapixel camera, and will operate under Android 5.0 Lollipop.

We would issue a doubt this last element, since 2016 a new version of Android will be launched. Remember also, in passing that all this information is to be taken lightly. But expect that to happen, so we can see them back on the market as one of the most significant players in the history of mobile telephony.

The Moto G (3rd Gen.) image leaked

Motorola could unveil more likely next month, the new Moto G that continues to be displayed on the web lately. Several visuals come again to appear recently. July is about to begin and, if it's not usually a very busy month in ads, some are still expected from Motorola. It is indeed the period would have chosen to renew the American part of its Moto to believe the rumors. It has long been talk of the Moto X and Moto G but could finally be announced at the same time as last year. And it is certainly not the visual below that will tell us otherwise.

Unveiled on TechnoBuffalo , they show what should be the next midrange Motorola and it seems to correspond to what we saw previously in video . The color is certainly not the same, but the shape and the two circled speaker silver on either side of the screen at the front seem already very familiar.

We also recognize the compartment length which houses the camera at the back, covered with a ribbed hood and separated from the frame like the Moto X as well in 2014 if there is no doubt any metal here judging by the lack of external antennas.

The source has obviously given no information about the components present inside but previous leaks have already allowed us to give us an idea. A 5-inch HD screen is particularly expected, with a Snapdragon 410 chipset, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory and cameras with 13 and 5 megapixels. A data sheet a little disappointing if true but we hope Motorola will catch up on the price and / or options. Answer in a few weeks maybe.

OnePlus 2: The fingerprint reader confirmed

Third teaser on technical specifications of OnePlus 2: the fingerprint reader. Chinese startup confirms its presence. The question is where it will be placed. Like last year, every day OnePlus distills the details of the technical details of its flagship. The teaser campaign began last week with the announcement of the integration of the Snapdragon 810 in a version 2.1 would be better mastered the heat level. This continued a few days later with the connector USB Type C , the one that we find in some recent or announced devices (Nubia Z9, Saygus V2, the three LeTV models, etc.). Third detail revealed on the official forums and social networks: the fingerprint reader.

Confirming a rumor dates back to last March , the fingerprint reader has indeed been confirmed for OnePlus 2. This type of equipment is more and more common in the high-end, partly because the main actors of telephony, Apple, Samsung and Google, consecutively unveiled their own mobile payment solutions. Fashion is thus securing personal and banking data. OnePlus and justifies the presence of this component in its high-end future.

The manufacturer also reports that the biometric technology is now advanced enough to supplant the eternal PIN to unlock a mobile. Not only the fingerprint reading is more secure, but it is also faster. OnePlus explains choosing a technology that unlocks the phone three seconds faster than a PIN. Since each person consults his phone on average 200 times a day, this represents a saving of time of one hour per week or more than two days a year!

The manufacturer guarantees that the same technology used in the OnePlus is better than that with the Apple TouchID. A tribute in some way. But also a snub. Competition is never soft. OnePlus says that this technology did not exist a year ago, which is why the One does not benefit and to integrate the two. We therefore ask obviously the question: what is the identity of this famous new technology?

We believe it should be, without taking too much risk, Sense ID, fingerprint scanning technology from Qualcomm, presented at Mobile World Congress last March. Compatible with Snapdragon 810 (no chance), Sense ID is a fingerprint reader with ultra-sound that crosses all materials: glass, metal, plastic, sapphire, sweating or products cosmetics. Finally, the platform is compatible with the main technological components of access security. It would be surprising if in OnePlus chooses another.

There is one last question: where will be the fingerprint reader placed? We relayed yesterday the first pictures of an alleged stolen OnePlus 2. These images were a mobile contour close enough to those of the One, but with some nuances. Up front, the touchscreen is surrounded by finer edges (resulting from the integration of the navigation buttons in the interface and not on a dedicated touchpad). At the rear, the configuration of the elements surrounding the photo sensor is slightly different. Two possible hypotheses: either the ultrasonic sensor is hidden below the touch screen, which is almost a first. Either it is hidden under the one of the items on the back of the device, thus approaching a solution like the LG G4, the Huawei Mate 7 or Nubia Z9. Answer, very later, at the end of July, during the official presentation of the mobile.

Jun 29, 2015

Motorola XT1585 Kinzie: a smartphone with 5.5-inch qHD display and 810 Snapdragron overview of a benchmark

The characteristics of a new high-end smartphone manufactured by Motorola seem to have leaked a benchmark. So upscale that it would be even superior in performance to the Moto X this year. Bad news, however: it should be reserved for the United States. Motorola could get us a third high-end smartphone this year, after the Moto X and Moto G third generation. However, do not rejoice too quickly as it should be marketed only in the US operator Verizon.

The Motorola XT1585 Kinzie is its code name, has made about for the first time last month , alongside what could be the Moto X (3rd Gen.) and another smartphone yet formalized , known under the name "Clark," which seems to have been sidelined since the Motorola roadmap 2015. But it always seems Kinzie XT1585 on track, since it just made its appearance on GFXBench , which reveals the passage characteristics.

The Motorola XT1585 Kinzie thus have a screen of 5.5 inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) and is powered by a 64-bit SoC octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 2 GHz. Hopefully for this model, it is not affected by the overheating problems experienced by other smartphones that integrate the processor.

Also note the presence of a GPU Adreno 430, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM. Be aware that the space available would be limited to only 21 GB. GFXBench mentions no MicroSD slot, but it is so far impossible to confirm or deny its presence in the smartphone.

The Motorola XT1585 Kinzie should also carry a back sensor 20 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and the ability to shoot in 4K, while in front it would have a 5-megapixel sensor. Everything should run on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, ie currently the latest version of the mobile OS from Google.

As we said earlier, we should not see this happen to the rest of the world, since it should only be available in the US operator Verizon. Too bad because it looks even better with the Moto X third generation from what the rumors say. It only remains to hope that Motorola changed its mind to get us out a global version of this XT1585 Kinzie.