Samsung Galaxy A9 details leak out! Here’s what the high-mid-range device is all about!

Samsung Galaxy A9 just leaked today and it seems that the Samsung security department should be more careful because yesterday it was the Galaxy S7 Plus renders, today is another device and tomorrow it could be their world domination plans for all we know.


Galaxy A9 leak



Batteries are at the core of devices and they have become a common problem lately because of various situations. First, batteries became non-replaceable, now smartphones are getting thinner and thinner and batteries are getting smaller and smaller. It appears that Samsung decided to go against the trend this time as the next Galaxy A flagship device will have a significantly bigger battery.


Samsung Galaxy A9 details leaked in some documents and, thanks to Phandroid, we can tell you what’s what. A9 has mid-range specs with a high-end finish and it is powered by a much larger battery than other devices.


Possible Galaxy A9 specs:


  • 6-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 620 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1.1.


The only possible letdown for this device is the OS it comes packed with; we were hoping for Android 6.0 Marshmallow by the time the smartphone launches, but it seems we will have to settle with Lollipop. This device will be part of the line of A devices which includes the previously announced A7, A5 and A3.


A9 also includes a fingerprint scanner in order to give support to Samsung Pay. All things considered, the device is a pretty high-end looking smartphone with a mid-range processor.


Now comes the bad news, as the device will launch in China in January and there is no release date for the rest of the world. The price tag is set at CNY 3,000.


Source: Phandroid


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Snapdragon 820 revealed – meet next year’s flagship processor

Today, Qualcomm revealed its most recent system on chip that will probably power some of next year’s flagships, Snapdragon 820. With it, Qualcomm announced its desire to create a technology “designed around enriching visual quality and audio clarity.” This basically means that the new chip has a much improved GPU and better image processing, plus better audio. The improvements should help a smartphone with with faster upload/download speeds, much improved performance and faster quick charging.


Snapdragon 820



The most important new features for Snapdragon 820:


  • Kyro CPU and Hexagon 680 DSP: up to 2.2 GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU that provides twice the performance of a Snapdragon 810 CPU, improvements in battery life and ultra-low power advanced imaging
  • Adreno 530 GPU: 40% overall improvements over Adreno 430 GPU (better graphic performance, better computer capabilities and efficacious power usage
  • X12 LTE Modem: 3x faster peak upload speeds and 33% faster peak download speeds when compared to X10 LTE modem from previous SoCs. (LTE 12 provides 600 Mbps download speeds)
  • Quick Charge 3.0: 38% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0 (four times faster than usual charging)
  • Advanced WiFi: supports 802.11ad and 802.11ac 2×2-MU-MINO WiFi (at least twice faster than 802.11ac WiFi)
  • Spectra camera ISP: supports capture of up to 28MP, hybrid autofocus, 14-bit image sensors and multi-sensor fusion algorithms.


Snapdragon 820 will not be available for smartphones immediately though, as we can only expect the hardware to power phones starting next year.


Source: Qualcomm


HTC event teased on Twitter! HTC One A9 possible launch in progress

There’s a new HTC event taking place, and it will happen on October 20, as expected. Yesterday we revealed some leaked prop shots of the HTC One A9, the next One device rumored to launch ASAP, and it appears that that rumor was true. Mark the date as October 20 will show us the “evolution of the One” in full effect in New York City. To hype up everyone on social media, HTC posted a teaser with gray scale nature images and the hashtag #BeBrilliant. Could this be the product that saves the company from doom?


HTC Event



According to HTC’s site, where the event will be streamed, the company is set in a partnership deal with Tidal (Jay Z’s music streaming service) and this partnership is funding the launch of an Android 6.0 Marshmallow-powered smartphone.


This HTC event will show us the most recent device plus the partnership with Tidal, as quoted below:


“ Those who appreciate great music know greatness when they hear it. That’s why it only makes sense to partner with Tidal to celebrate the launch of our newest device for an event unlike anything that’ s ever rocked the Barclays Center.”

Do you think that this HTC event will mean the launch of One A9? Could this be the smartphone to redeem the company and reassure its future among the Android big guys? Let us know in the comments below.


Source: Droid-Life


LG V10 officially announced: creativity measured in displays and cameras

LG V10 was finally officially launched, and the device looks better than any LG smartphone could… depending on who you ask. The previous leaks were all (mostly) true and the device looks like a good contender on the flagship market. The dual front facing camera and the secondary display are all there, but what do they really mean? Let’s see!


LG V10



What innovations does LG V10 bring to the table?


The key-points for this smartphone are the dual-front shooters and the secondary display, the front cameras are destined for 120-degree selfies because they can capture wide-angle photos with a minimum of distortion. They can also be used in creating a tri-view video where all three cameras can record images at the same time.


Secondary display – how does it work?


LG V10 was heavily teased in a video where a young lady has her bangs chopped off in a high-fashion manner. It appears that that is how the secondary display is attached to the primary one, right next to the dual cameras on the front. It can always be used , even when the primary screen is off, or it can be programmed to at as a dedicated launching area for some apps which works even when the main screen is on. The secondary display can also be useful inside specific apps like in the camera app, where you can get some controls on the mini-display.


LG V10 secodnary screen



LG made a point out of using the secondary screen as a notifier and this way you can continue to enjoy whatever you are doing on the main screen at the same time.


On a side-note, LG V10 ‘s main camera has a new trick of its own: it can capture videos manually, which means that it gives users manual control over HD, FHD and UHD video creation.


LG V10 official spec list:


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  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor
  • Display: Main – 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 513ppi)
  • Display: Secondary – 2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display (160 x 1040 / 513ppi)
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM / 64GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera: Rear – 16MP with F1.8 Aperture / OIS 2.0
  • Camera: Front – 5MP Dual Lens (80-degrees Standard Angle / 120-degrees Wide Angle)
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Size: 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm
  • Weight: 192g
  • Network: LTE-A Cat. 6
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0
  • Colors: Space Black / Luxe White / Modern Beige / Ocean Blue / Opal Blue





LG’s new smartphone will be available in the US at AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, but its release date has not been made public yet.


Source: LG Newsroom


Lenovo ZUK Z1 to launch internationally after pre-order success in CHina

Lenovo ZUK Z1 will launch on the international market soon and it appears to be a small success in China already. After selling over 2 million devices via pre-orders in one week, Lenovo decided to move its device up a bit and release it for the entire world to enjoy.

Lenovo ZUK Z1




The ZUK Z1 will run on a Cyanogen OS version and it is a pretty decent smartphone for people who need a smart device with decent specs. It’s not a flagship however, although it does present some flagship-worthy features. You get a 5.5 inch 1080p LCD screen and under the hood you will find a Snapdragon 801 plus 3 GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. The back camera is a 13MP snapper and is accompanied by an 8MP snapper in the front. Everything is powered by a sturdy 4100 mAh. Lenovo’s device has a fingerprint sensor on the front plus a USB Type-C 3.0 on the bottom.


Lenovo ZUK Z1 will run on Cyanogen OS 12.1 when it starts shipping all the way in October. The phone sold on the Chinese market costs around $280 (1,799 yuan), but the rest of the world will have to pay a little more to get it. We will let you know on the exact price when we find it out.


Source: GSMArena