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.