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.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge + were leaked in photos previous to their launch. Considering that Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have been a huge success for Samsung, these new devices could be a second success because they basically use the same recipe S6 used.
If you have seen a Galaxy S6 Edge, you will definitely recognize the Edge +. It has the same rounded edges as the first device and is basically a bigger version of it. The curved display is accompanied by the same fingerprint scanner button on the front. The device will have the serial number SM – G928A and it will have Android 5.1.1 right out of the box.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has really thin side bezels and a somewhat bigger fingerprint scanner than the other Galaxy 2015 devices. Not many details are given or can be discerned from the photos, but it is supposed to be closer to the S6 in design than other Note phablets.
There’s still some time before the official launch of the devices, so many more leaks can show up until then. Stay tuned!
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumors are coming! With the imminent announcement of the new device coming alive growing closer by the day, new rumors and bits of information are starting to surface. The second half of the year is bound to witness the launch of more flagship devices and among the most important is the next Samsung Note device.
According to a report which cites various Samsung Employees on Meibo, the Note 5 will be sporting a USB 3.1 Type-C connector. If this is indeed true, this could be the best device to launch this year. This type of connector allows for both its ends to be USB hosts, USB-PD Power Consumers, and DisplayPort video sources.
It is also speculated that Samsung will pair the USB Type-C connector with a USB Power Delivery v2.0 which could deliver up to 100W power and this could mean a much faster charging time for your device. The Type-C connector also allows for data transmission to a 4K display in full native resolution.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is also expected to use a Quad HD display on the Note 5. The display will increase to 5.85 inches and this means its pixel density will be lower than that of the current Note 4. The larger screen will have a more potent battery in the shape of a rumored 4100 mAh cell. Taking into consideration the device should be 7.9mm thick, this could prove to be a great accomplishment. There will be a Stylus-pen embedded in the handset, as it has happened with previous devices.
This year Samsung is cutting losses and will launch only one Note version, letting go of the Note Edge line, at least for now (or Galaxy S6 Edge could play a part in it). This is also just a rumor, and it could prove false.
There are a few month until IFA 2015 and there is still time for rumors and details to surface before a proper announcement. We will just have to wait and see.
The low-end LG G Stylo reaches the US and sets a sell price of $200 on Boost Mobile, plus it will also come to Sprint and Sprint Prepaid in June. The device itself is rather weird, having a large screen with a built-in stylus that would make it a Galaxy Note competitor, but its low-end spec list fails miserably at pretty much everything.
You can find the device on Boost Mobile selling for $200 off contract and soon you will be able to buy it from Sprint as well. Starting June 7th, Sprint will sell LG G Stylo at the same price, and regular contracts and post-paid customers will get the device starting June 12th. Considering the fact that the $12 a month in 24 month plan takes the device at $288, you should buy it straight off the bat to save yourself some money, even on pricier plans.
The G Stylo is also available on T Mobile at the same price. It uses a phablet-ish 5.7” 720p screen paired with a Snapdragon 410 processor and 1 GB of RAM. This should be enough to run Android 5.0 and LG’s own skin, but that also includes some software meant for the Stylus which bloats things up. You also get 8 GB of storage plus a MicroSD slot and a 3000 mAh battery you can remove. You also get an 8Mp primary camera and a 5MP snapper in the front.
7-inch HD IPS touchscreendisplay with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 so you can view media and games on a bigger screen.
A convenient Stylus Pen for easy, efficient writing and drawing.
8-megapixel rear camera with laser auto focus to capture incredible shots – no matter the setting.
5-megapixel front camerawith Soft Light and Gesture Shot for upping your selfie game.
Knock Code™for a personalized knock sequence to wake and unlock your phone.
QuickMemo®+, which lets you write or draw on any screen and the integrated Stylus makes doodling easier than ever.
Android™ 5.0, Lollipop, for an intuitive and easy-to-use smartphone experience.
2GHz quad-core processorfor smooth and seamless on-device performance.
Removable 3,000mAh batteryproviding up to 24 hours of talk time1.
Xiaomi officially launched the Mi Note Pro today, a high-range phablet that looks exactly like an iPhone! Well, not really, some may say it’s even better! Let’s see what this little puppy is all about, shall we?
Mi Note Pro is pushing the limits of large smartphones with incredible tech builds. It packs a sunlight-optimized 5.7” QHD 2560×1440 display made by Sharp that has 515 pixels per inch and, under the hood, you will find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 4 GB of RAM, a 64GB eMMC 5.0 storage module plus a dual-SIM slots with LTE cat 9 support. The camera is a 13MP sensor with OIS. The device is powered by a 3090 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 to keep things running.
Design-wise, Mi Note Pro has a 3D inward curved Gorilla Glass panel on the front and back paired with an aluminum frame. It also sports an ESS ES9018K2M audio decoder that offers 24-bit/192 KHz audio support.
Xiaomi’s newest Note Pro runs on Android with a MIUI 6 skin and supports Google services in most countries, the exception being China, of course.
The initial price of the Pro was $532 but now the price was set at $483, a very good price for a pretty good-looking and functioning item. The phone goes on sale in China starting May 12th and there is no availability news for other countries at the moment.
Xiaomi debuts Mi Note Pro, the gold standard for smartphones
At an incredible price of RMB2999, Mi Note Pro redefines the high-end flagship market
BEIJING, May 6, 2015 — Xiaomi today showcased Mi Note Pro, the ultimate Android smartphone that redefines the market for high-end flagship devices. At an incredible price of RMB2999 (about US$483), Mi Note Pro is proof of Xiaomi’s commitment to making beautiful high-quality products accessible to more people.
Mi Note, which was unveiled in January, received glowing reviews and has been termed an exquisite work of art. Mi Note Pro takes that up a notch by being more powerful than ever. It is packed with the highest-quality components currently available in the industry, including the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
Xiaomi’s founder and CEO Lei Jun says: “Mi Note Pro is by far Xiaomi’s most beautifully designed phone, using the most sophisticated technology and delivering an amazingly powerful performance.”
Mi Note Pro’s key features include:
64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
64GB eMMC 5.0 flash storage
5.7″ 2K (2560 x 1440) display from Sharp/JDI (515 PPI)
Sunlight Display technology for unparalleled outdoor visibility
13MP camera with optical image stabilization (OIS)
4G Dual SIM
Supports LTE CAT 9 for up to 450Mbps download speeds
Hardware-optimized Hi-Fi audio for incredible sound quality
High-capacity 3090mAh battery, supports Quick Charge 2.0 (charges up to 70% in 1 hour)
Incredible craftsmanship with an aluminum frame and curved 2.5D and 3D glass on the front and back
Mi Note Pro will be available online on Mi.com in China starting May 12. On the same day, it will also go on sale across Xiaomi’s Mi Home outlets in China.
LG recently announced the G Stylo, a low-end phablet with a stylus pen and mediocre hardware. Basically, what you’re getting from this phone are the huge screen, the stylus and nothing else of importance. The branding and name of the device seem to be a play on the words stylus and stylish. Let yourself digest that move for a moment!
The G Stylo is a sequel to the G3 Stylus. Here’s what you can find under the chassis:
7” 720p screen
Snapdragon 410 processor
5 GB of RAM
8 GB storage plus MicroSD card
8 MP primary camera with a 5MP front camera
3000 mAh battery.
LG G Stylo starts selling on various markets on May 5th. No news relating pricing and specific location is known at the moment. Because it has a big screen with a brand name and mediocre specs, the phablet will probably be picked up by US carriers as well.