I have stayed away from many of the rumours regarding the next Samsung Note series, but now the leaks are getting more frequent and consistent. And judging by some of the specs the Note 7 is shaping up nicely.
For a start it will either have a Samsung Exynos 8893 utilising a 10nm tech. Or a Snapdragon 821 processor along with 6gb ram. But specs aren’t everything. Memory will be LPDDR4.
But what about storage capacity. 64gb seems a definite with support for a micro SD card. There is also a rumour that Samsung will offer 128g and 256gb storage options. I doubt we will see these in the UK.
Being a Note series it will feature the latest S-Pen stylus, USB Type-C port, 4,000 mAh battery, come with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow along with a new Grace UX. No more Touchwiz! Unlocking the phone will be possible via an iris scanner.
The 12mp camera will be carried over from the Samsung Galaxy S7 with a few minor improvements. The QHD screen will be 5.8 inches. Now if all goes to plan, the Note 7 will be launched 2nd August to try and get a head start over the other phone launches eg the new iPhone.
So does the next Note 7 sound exciting?
Sources – @evanblass / weibo
HTC is due to announce its new flagship the HTC 10. It is claimed to have world class cameras and boom sound.
Now just to make sure Huawei didn’t get all the limelight with its new Huawei P9, HTC released another video.
This claims that all aspects of the phone from camera, audio and more have been perfected. Optical image stabilisation, 4K video, boom sound and Ultra Pixels.
Sounds promising but I just wonder how it will fare up against the Samsung S7 focusing speed which really makes a difference in obtaining that magic moment.
The below shot was taken yesterday on my S7 Edge. So fast to focus. I have post processed it to add a few HDR effects.
Apple vs FBI – The iPhone unlocking case is gathering pace with a hearing date set for 1st March 2016.
Now for the first time, other tech giants have stepped into the ring to officially say the will be supporting Apple and submitting legal briefs/documents to the courts in support of Apple.
The current companies who will legally be supporting Apple are –
And I am sure more will follow. This is such an emotive case and yet at the same time a legal precedent too.
Updated – BlackBerry and Verizon have joined to support Apple.
Microsoft is secretly working on a new “Surface Phone,” with development led by the company’s new Devices head Panos Panay.
There have been rumours that Microsoft is working on such a device which would make sense, but now Panos Panay has been promoted and put in charge of all Microsoft devices including the Surface Brand.
What’s so important about Panos Panay? Go listen to him present and he will convince you plastic is gold. If anybody can make a C change in the business, Panos Panay can. In fact the new Surface Phone is nicknamed “Panos Phone”.
Now this is a phone I would like to review!