Huawei Ascend Mate 8 was leaked in photos today and the device looks ready for launch. We are only working on rumors at this point so take everything with a grain of salt, although the photos should present a pretty accurate picture of things. As it was previously leaked, the device is clad in metal and it presents a fingerprint sensor on the back, near the camera.
Huawei’s device seems to be very slim with almost in-existent bezels on all sides. This could point to a great screen-to-body ratio.
The leaked photos show that Huawei Ascend Mate 8 will be available for purchase in three colors: copper, gold and grey. It looks pretty much like a premium smartphone, but does the hardware match the looks? Let’s see:
6-inch 1920 x 1080 display
Kirin 950 CPU
Mali – T880 GPU
3/ 4 GB of RAM
32/ 64 GB of storage
16MP main camera
8MP front camera.
The official event is taking place tomorrow, on Thursday November 26th. Then, we shall see if these leaks are correct or not.
The Huawei Mate 8 launch is imminent and its official launch date is on November 26th. It appears the recent invitations seen on the Internet were real but the November 5 event does not include a time and date for the launch of the newest Huawei device powered by a Kirin SoC.
The newest smartphone from Huawei will sport a Kirin 950 SoC, the newest piece of technology that could revolutionize the niche market. It appears that the primary event held on Thursday will not include the launch of Huawei Mate 8.
Instead, the device will launch at a later date, possibly to appease customers who want a techy Christmas gift for their loved ones. The number 8 on the invitation for the Mate 8 is similar to that of the November 5th event, which is a clear indication of the fact that Mate 8 will have the Kirin 950 SoC after all.
In the meantime, some spec details related to Huawei Mate 8 also surfaced the Internet. Although we are not completely sure these are legit, here they are:
Some leaks show the metal frame of the smartphone and the SIM card tray that will support dual SIM cards and a microSD card, but they are by no means official. We may get a tease at the device on Thursday. Will you be waiting for this device to launch? Let us know in the comment section below!
The iPad Pro has finally become reality as the Apple Event held earlier today showed the device in all of its splendor. This is, indeed, a larger version of the regular iPad and Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, is rather excited about it.
What do we get with the new iPad Pro?
Apple’s new product sees a clear increase in size with its 12.9-inch display and this is great for the split screen apps that the new OS offers. The device has a variable refresh rate because it uses iMac’s retina 5K display technology. Of course, this also means that you can slow the display down if you need to save some battery.
This Apple device uses the new A9X processor from the same line as the new iPhone 6S devices announced today. It is said to be 1.8 times faster than the previous chip Apple used. They also say that their graphics are much improved, to the point of being faster than 80% of portable PCs of the year.
The new iPad is said to have a battery that lasts up to 10 hours while it can edit three different streams of 4K video at the same time. Apple officials also say they added a four-speaker audio system that will allow the new OS to balance the sound according to how you hold the device.
The device is accompanied by some interesting “innovative” and expensive accessories, namely a keyboard and a stylus pen.
The Smart Keyboard “is unlike any keyboard you’ve ever used before” as Phil Schiller puts it. It is covered in a fabric that will form the structure of the keyboard and it has three circles on the side that connect it to the iPad Pro. Essentially it is just a keyboard with some fancy words and descriptions attached to it and you would pay $169 for it.
The other accessory addition is an Apple Pencil, a re-branded stylus for the pad. It has sensitivity sensors that you can press harder when you need wide strokes and lightly for fine and brief strokes. Apple officials say it feels just like a regular writing instrument. It can be recharged via a Lightning connector attached to the iPad Pro. Even Microsoft was invited to show just how well the Pencil works with their Office for iOS apps.
Another interesting app for iOS is Adobe Photoshop fix, that allows users to retouch images in a second. It even has facial detection, which lets users easily retouch faces too. Adobe Sketch works with the pencil as well. Apple Pencil will ease you of $99.
The iPad Pro has support for LTE and TouchID. The back of the device has an 8MP iSight camera.
The Pad will release sometime in November and there will be three color options available: Gold, Silver and Space Grey. It will be available in two storage volume options, namely 32GB and 128 GB, and three versions. The first one has a price tag of $799 (the Wi Fi version), while the 128GB with Wi Fi can be bought for $949. The Wi Fi + Cellular 128GB storage version will cost $1079. None of the device versions bundle with the keyboard or pencil.
iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus were announced today at Apple’s event. As expected, Apple did launch the S versions for this spring’s devices and not a next generation device. The general media opinion is that these are awesome devices, but are they really, especially when compared to other flagships of 2015?
Here is what these devices really look like, technically speaking:
iPhone 6S specs:
4.7-inch 1334 x 750 IPS LED screen
16/64/128 GB storage
12MP rear camera f/2.2 aperture
5MP front camera
front button for the fingerprint scanner
iPhone 6S Plus specs:
5.5-inch 1920×1080 IPS LED screen
16/64/128 GB storage
12 MP rear camera f/2.2 aperture
5MP front camera
fingerprint scanner on the front button.
Both devices will be available on multiple US retailers and in other countries starting September 25th.
Now comparing the iPhone 6S devices to other flagships, they don’t fare really well, considering that Google’s, Samsung’s and LG’s flagship have much bigger screens at significantly better resolution. Galaxy Note 5, Nexus 6 and LG G4 all have 2560×1440 resolution with screens of respectable sizes: 5.7 inch for the Note 5, 5.96 inches for Nexus 6 and 5.5 inches for LG G4.
We can’t really compare the processors, since Apple works with A9 proprietary chips while Samsung uses its own Exynos 7420 one, but Nexus 6 and LG G4 are really close with their Snapdragons 805 and 808.
Other smartphones offer different storage options of 32/64 GB and have from 2 to 4 GB or RAM. All of the other flagship smartphones already on the market offer better primary camera sensors, using mostly 16MP cameras, with the lower exception being 13MP for the rear camera by Nexus 6. Secondary cameras are a totally different thing, ranging from 2MP to 8MP sensors.
The different part from iPhones and Android phones is you can already get these Android smartphones but you will have to wait for a few days before being able to get your grubby little hands on an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus.
Samsung has a major event going on the day after tomorrow, but one of its most precious new entries has already been accidentally revealed. The most important devices rumored to make an appearance at the August 13th event are the Galaxy Note 5 and Edge 6 Plus, and the second one has been already revealed.
Samsung’s new curved phablet is indeed a larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge as it boosts the screen to 5.5 inches. The Galaxy Note 5 is rumored to have a 5.7 inch screen, which means you will have lots of sizes to choose from when you pick your device, along with the already established S6 flagships.
The info comes from the French Samsung site, where a pre-order page for the Edge S6 + has been released. The device seems to be paired with a headset and three months of Google play music for free. This appears to be a limited offer to possible customers who pre-order between the 21st of August and September 4th.
Even if the writing is rather small, we can discern that the new screen size is on its way to the phablet. Samsung will be holding the Unpacked event in two days and it’s almost a given that the Edge 6 + and the Note 5 will be presented then and there. We will just have to wait for a few more hours.
May is the month for Google I/o as the event is bound to take place between 27th and 29th. Everyone interested in finding out just what the new news is can start planning those days in advance no matter if they go there or prefer to view it all on the Live channels.
The Google I/O official schedule is now online and you can get a General overview from the Agenda tab or you can select more options to view a detailed list of each event. The most important event takes place on the 28th at 9:30 AM PST and it is the keynote.
The New in Android event will take place on the 28th at around 1PM and it usually refers to a new Android version, even if we don’t get those annually. There’s also a chance of getting new games on Android TV or apps for Android Auto.
The Android Wear category also presents interesting events regarding Google Fit and Smart Lock, as well as news on adjusting apps to an always-on screen.
Most events are rather short and take no more than 30 minutes. The events viewable online are marked with a small video icon. People who sign in will be able to create their own itineraries regardless of their presence online or in person. Give it a check in the source link below.