Week 27 in review: OnePlus 2, iPhone 6s, Galaxy Note 5
You know the drill - another week, another quick recap. Lest cut straight to the chase - rumors and lots of them. The news section has been practically overflowing with various leaks, speculations and insider tips, so much so, that the few actual phone announcements got a little overlooked.
Let's see what the gossip is all about. First is the OnePlus 2. The device is still about a month away, with the official unveiling set for July 27 through a Virtual Reality event, but excitement is building fast.
During the past few days, we managed to catch a glimpse of the OnePlus 2 in a couple of alleged photos and hear of a dual-lens camera setup, a fingerprint sensor and a USB Type-C connector. It is hard to say whether any of the aforementioned holds some truth, but one thing is for sure - the OnePlus team has once again managed to launch an impressive guerrilla marketing campaign.
Moving on to Samsung. The Korean giant reportedly has a few new devices in development. The Galaxy S6 Plus will come with a 3,000 mAh battery pack to power its 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display and Snapdragon 808 SoC.
Then there's the Galaxy A8. We have already discussed the device at length and have most of its specs figured out thanks to various leaks. Furthermore, a rather interesting TENAA hands-on video of the device also surfaced online, so, it is safe to say that the A8 is no longer shrouded in mystery.
A few other rumors worth noting, include an unknown Sony device, alleged specs of the Xiaomi Mi 5, images of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and some more details on the LG G4 S. Microsoft have also been keeping busy with the Lumia business. Rumors have surfaced about a new face tracking feature, an upcoming QHD model, some more info on the Lumia 940 XL and to top it all off, a mysterious front panel - allegedly for the Lumia 1030.
If you think you might have missed something from the busy week, here is a list of what you, our readers, found most interesting in the tech world.
Rumors point that OnePlus 2 will have a metal frame with lesser screen-metal ratio and bigger speaker out.
The duo of high-end handsets is expected to debut during IFA in Berlin this coming September.
The successors of Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are rumored to feature Force Touch-capable displays.
A leaked Geekbench 3 result shows better single-core performance than Samsung's flagship chipset.
The upcoming flagship phablet from the Windows camp has surfaced in a benchmark database today.
Meizu has just unveiled the MX5, confirming most existing rumors and one again, with aggressive pricing.
Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphone will feature the same design as the model it is bound to replace.
The device will sport a 4.6-inch (1080 x 1920) display, and come with a 13MP front camera.
The successors of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have reportedly entered early production.
It's behind its predecessor and the current champ, the iPhone 6. Apple is top vendor in China.
Huawei Honor 7 is now official - it packs a 5.2" 1080p display, runs on Kirin 935 and has 20MP cam.
Samsung has designed a new 16MP sensor, so it can fit inside the super thin Galaxy A8.
The next-gen iPhone 6s will feature a new Qualcomm modem enabling LTE Cat.6.
Sketches from ITSKINS case maker reveals the next generation iPhones will be a hair thicker.
The Korean giant's high-end smartphone is expected to launch during IFA in Berlin this September.
The shots rekindle the hopes for a high-end successor to the legendary Lumia 1020.
A higher-up alternative to the LG G4c though still not on the level of the actual LG G4.
The upcoming handset in examined in a lengthy video, oddly enough, courtesy of TENAA.
The device is tipped to be powered by the yet-to-be-released Snapdragon 820 SoC, and sport a 5.3-inch display.
Taken in a factory, the picture shows metallic frame of purported Redmi Note 2.
The company is considering complying with India's 'Make in India' initiative by manufacturing in India.
This was revealed by some leaked sketches of the device, which is set to be officially announced on July 27.
AdDuplex has discovered two mystery devices in its logs, supposedly the Lumia 940 and 940XL.
The Chinese upstart is continuing its teaser campaign for its next smartphone with this information.
As per a report, the latest version of Windows Camera on the Windows 10 Mobile now supports the feature.
The newest version of Apple's mobile operating system incorporates its new music streaming service.
The successor of Motorola Moto G (2014) is expected to make its official debut in the near future.
It's let's not Lest.
- 05 Jul 2015