Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News - Page 55
Back in January, HTC announced that they would announce only six to seven new devices this year because they want to focus on quality instead of quantity. They already unveiled the U Ultra and U Play, followed by their this year's flagship, the HTC U11.
It seems that the company might launch another smartphone soon. According to a report, HTC is working on a device codenamed Ocean Life.
The mid-range device should be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 and feature a 5.2-inch 1080p display.
Earlier this week, Samsung relaunched the Galaxy Note7 under a new name, the Galaxy Note Fan Edition, and we aren't far from the launch of the new member of the Note family - the Note8.
The phone is rumored to be powered by Qualcomm's yet to be announced Snapdragon 836 and come with dual rear camera setup. We've also heard rumors that the phone might come with 8GB of RAM, which is double from 4GB of RAM what the Galaxy S8 has.
Now, a new leak claims that the Note8 will have two storage options - 64GB and 128GB. Last year's Note7 came in only one option, with 64GB of internal storage.
It seems that the fingerprint sensor could become a part of history, at least when it comes to Apple's iPhones.
According to a new report, Apple might not even try to embed the fingerprint scanner under the display. Instead, they might ditch it altogether.
The report states that Apple's next iPhone could have a feature that lets you unlock your device using your face instead of a fingerprint.
Bloomberg reports that this feature uses a 3D sensor which can scan user's face and unlock the iPhone within few hundred milliseconds, when if the device is lying flat on the table.
ASUS has announced a new member of the ZenFone family - the ZenFone 4 Max.
The phone comes in two versions - powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 430 and Snapdragon 425. The device has up to 4GB of RAM and 16/32/64GB of internal storage.
The ZenFone 4 Max features a 5.5-inch 1080p screen and runs on Android 7.0 with ZenUI.
If you're feeling a bit nostalgic and don't have much to spend on a new smartphone, HMD Global has announced they're launching the Nokia 6 smartphone in the US in the next few days.
The new Nokia 6 will be available in two colors, and exclusive to Amazon for the time being, with two more colors and an extended range of places to buy the Nokia 6 in the coming weeks. The US version of the Nokia 6 is a lesser-specced handset than what is available in China, with less RAM and NAND flash storage. But I'm also sure you've been wondering who the hell HMD Global is, and why they're selling Nokia smartphones in the US.
HMD and FIH Mobile (which happens to be a subsidiary of Foxconn) have worked together on designing the Nokia 6 smartphone, along with Nokia itself providing some tips. For now, all Nokia smartphones run a stock version of Android 7.1 with all of the upgrades, and no bloat on top.
Inside, the US version of the Nokia 6 will roll with an 8-core CPU in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, alongside 3GB RAM (4GB in the US/global versions), 32GB of on-board storage expandable through microSD , and a 5.5-inch 1080p display backed by 2.5D Gorilla Glass. There's 4G on the Nokia 6, capable of delivering 150/75Mbps depending on your carrier. Audio wise we have a 3.5mm jack and Dolby Atmos support, while there's a 16-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture on the back with a dual LED flash, backed by an 8-megapixel snapper on the front.
Samsung has quietly relaunched the Galaxy Note7 under the name Galaxy Note Fan Edition.
The phone is identical to the original but comes with a different name and a smaller battery. The original Note7 came with a 3,500 mAh battery, while the refurbished one comes with a 3,200 mAh one.
The company stated that the Galaxy Note Fan Edition's battery goes through the same rigorous safety tests that the company started with the Galaxy S8.
We might be seeing the likes of 7nm coming soon, while the latest and greatest graphics cards are made on the new 14nm and 16nm nodes with some seriously power efficient GPU technology from NVIDIA and its Pascal architecture at 14nm.
Now, we have researchers from UC San Diego developing a new temperature sensor that uses 10 billion times less power than 1W, at just 113 picowatts. Hui Wang is an author on the new study, telling Scientific Reports: "We're building systems that have such low power requirements that they could potentially run for years on just a tiny battery".
The team worked on reducing power in two areas, with the first being the power source, where they used something that other researchers in their field are trying to move away from. This is where transistors come into play, as they have a gate that stops the flow of electrons in a circuit, but transistors also keep getting thinner and thinner, introducing new problems. As transistors get smaller, the gate material becomes thinner, which is where "gate leakage" comes into play.
The launch date of the refurbished Galaxy Note7 has been rumored for a while now, with the latest rumors claiming that the phone will make its return on July 7th.
Now, a Korean carrier LG Uplus (part of LG Corporation) has posted an image on its Facebook confirming July 7th as the launch date. The photo was taken down, but in the meantime, someone managed to snag a screenshot, and now we have confirmation.
The image shows the Galaxy Note7 under its new name - Galaxy Note Fan Edition, and the date of the launch.
LG's V30 should be announced at this year's IFA in Berlin at the end of August. The phone is expected to be powered by Qualcomm's yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 836. The device should feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual rear camera setup, and IP68. This may mean that the V30 could be the end of a long LG heritage of removable batteries.
Now, a new report has revealed another interesting thing about the upcoming device. As you are probably well aware of, LG's V series features a secondary screen, at least it did in the past. According to the rumor, the V30 won't have a secondary screen.
The same rumor claims that the V30 will come with an OLED display, a first of any LG flagship smartphone. This could also mean Google daydream VR support could be a feature as well.
Vodafone has introduced its latest device - the Smart V8 smartphone.
The device is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 435 processor and comes with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.
The phone features a 5.5-inch screen and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Smart V8 comes with a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front shooter.