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Huawei Nexus phone leaks in new photos!

Huawei Nexus phone (possibly) leaks again! After the leak of the LG Nexus device set to launch sometime this year, it is its sibling’s turn as new photos surface. Google+user Tiessen Fu recently posted three photos of a device with the Nexus logo on it. The bonus is the Huawei logo sitting next to it.

 

Huawei Nexus render

 

 

In the photos you can see the front and back of the Huawei Nexus device, plus a protective case. The back presents a circular cut which is probably the fingerprint reader. It looks exactly as the one in the LG Nexus leaks. The previous Huawei renders were rather accurate because the device does indeed have the oblong panel where the camera and flash are.

 

 

 

The G+ user says that the leaks were sent to him by a friend and the QQ labels imply that they were sent to him over the Tencent QQ instant messaging system. Since Huawei is situated in China, this explanation seems sound.

 

Specs and possibilities: Huawei Nexus

Recent leaks have addressed the tech specs details, and some include a 5.4 – inch screen with a Snapdragon 810 processor and a 3500 mAh battery. But, as usual, everything should be taken in with a grain of salt because this data cannot be officially verified at this point.

 

We won’t have to wait THAT long since usually Google launches its OS update along with some interesting Nexus devices. Fall is nearly upon us, and this is usually the time when Google takes out its ace from the sleeve. We just have to wait for a little while longer.

 

Edit: there’s even more photos leaking out there! Huawei Nexus, codenamed Angler, is indeed sporting a Snapdragon 810 processor and it appears to have 64GB  of storage. Here it is:

 

 

Source: Google + , +tiesenfu via AndroidPolice

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Snapdragon 820 details leaked – the New Qualcomm SoC could change the game

Snapdragon 820 was recently leaked and its specs seem to wash away some of that shame Qualcomm has been enduring since the beginning of 2015. If you are a casual fan of Android you must have at least heard of the heating issues surrounding Snapdragon 810 at the beginning of this year and at Samsung Galaxy S6’s launch. The newest SoC (MSM 8996) could put Qualcomm back in league with the good guys.

 

Snapdragon 820

 

 

Snapdragon 820 will be the first to use Qualcomm’s newest ARM core called Hydra. The leaks seen so far mention that the SoC will have a 35% increase in performance compared to the Cortex-A57 ARM reference core, even if it will be a quad-core chip and not a hyped octa-core.

 

Snapdragon 820 overview

 

 

When it comes to the GPU support, the Qualcomm 820 Soc uses an Adreno 530 which assures future users of 40% improvement in performance with a 30% efficiency boost. It will also be based on 14nm architecture, which is an improvement from the 20nm Snapdragon 810 used. This should help the SoC keep a lower heat at higher clock speeds.

 

Snapdragon 820 enhancements

 

 

The SoC will support cameras up to 28MP with low-level sensors and programmable DSP, and LPDDR4 memory. Snapdragon 820 should launch to OEMs at the end of 2015, but we will probably see it on next year’s flagships.

 

Source: AndroidPolice

Photo source: Weibo

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OnePlus Two pics released by Chinese regulators

The OnePlus Two phone was officially released today by a Chinese regulator. Last year, OnePlus made a hit with their first smartphone, the super-hip powerful device which sold for only $299, obliterating the competition. Now, the company hopes to hit a home run with the Two, which is supposed to be the bigger better version of any flagship on the market.

 

OnePlus Two

 

 

OnePlus Two was supposed to launch officially next month, but TENAA, a Chinese wireless regulator, has already published some pictures of the device. It looks pretty much the same, but it has a new physical button that can save anything. This button is supposed to be the device’s extremely fast fingerprint scanner that OnePlus says is faster than Apple’s.

According to some recent announcements, the OnePlus Two will have the aforementioned fingerprint scanner plus a Snapdragon 810 and 4GB of RAM and a USB Type-C connector. There have been hints at two SIM slots, but it was not confirmed yet. The price should be somewhere under $450, but we will have to wait until July 27th to find out more official details.

Source: TheVerge

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OnePlus reveals the Two’s processor: it’s a Snapdragon 810, folks!

OnePlus reveals new information regarding its Two device and it appears that we are in for an excruciating process yet again, just like it happened with the OnePlus One last year. The Chinese manufacturer will tease one piece of information after another in the hope of creating some hype for the device. AHD that’s not all, as the second One phone will also be released in stages, based on invites.

 

OnePlus 2

 

 

The most recent bit of information released today si also probably the most important one yet, as we now know that the OnePlus Two smartphone will be running on a Snapdragon 810 v2.1. According to the manufacturers, the second 810 processor version is supposed to run much better and thus avoid another SnapdragonGate. LG G Flex 2 and HTC One M9 are just the more famous devices to suffer from thermal throttling because of Snapdragon 810 processor. Even the Xperia Z4 with the v2.1 version has been having some reported issues in Japan.

 

OnePlus is planning to use graphite and thermal gel to diffuse the heat from the processor as the graphite is supposed to dissipate heat evenly. OxygenOS is supposedly fixed around the Snapdragon processor as well in order to make better use of the big and little cores alike.

 

The 2 will have an USB type C port, which means it will only work with some microUSB cables, but it will definitely work with all the future devices and cables out there.

 

The OnePlus 2 does not have an official launch date yet, but more details regarding spec will be revealed in the following weeks.

 

Source: OnePlus

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LG may deny Snapdragon 810 in favor of 808 for LG G4

It seems that LG may choose to pass on Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor in favor of a more conservative chipset in the form of 808s Snapdragon chip. More than one benchmark for devices not on the market yet show up on the interwebs and while some are real, most are counterfeit. Such is the problem with one leaked benchmark for a device codenamed F500x which is in fact LG G4 as we cannot be positive it is the real deal.

 

Snapdragon

 

The device shows up with a surprising spreadsheet which does not include an 810 Snapdragon chip.

The details – a hexa-core CPU with an Adreno 418 – show the combination found only on the 808s chip that was not released yet. It could be possible that LG will ship G4s with both chips, each chosen depending on the market.

 

LG G4 benchmark

 

Snapdragon 810 is under lots of fire lately, especially after the Samsung S6 scandal and the launch of HTC One M9 at MWC, and the next best choice LG can make at the moment with Qualcomm parts is 808, especially considering that 815 and 820 are far away in the future still.

Source: Androidpolice

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[MWC] HTC One M9 officially announced: 5″ screen, 3GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 810 processor

MWC debuted today in Barcelona ant the first official flagship of the year will be HTC One M9. The One series has been constant in design ever since its small reboot in 2013, and now the Taiwanese manufacturer decided to show the world once again that what’s already perfect doesn’t need to change. After several leaks, M9 was finally unveiled a few hours ago and it does appear to be the same device we’ve seen in previous rendered photos.

 

HTC M9

 

Among the most obvious changes you will find the rectangular camera on the back which basically means HTC gave up its “Ultrapixel” and Duo camera design on previous flagships in favor of a more unified snapper.

Keeping in line with the trend of enlarging phone screens, HTC opted for a 5” 1080 display paired with Boomsound speakers on the top and bottom of the device, all embellished with the HTC logo and some rather large bezels. It appears that M9 has Dolby 5.1 surround sound as well. The front camera is the same 4-ultrapixel module we’ve seen on the one M7. The power button was moved to the right side of the device and next to it you will find the volume  keys.

 

Front camera HTC M9

 

Even if the device itself is called a unibody, HTC One M9 has a ring around the edges similar to other flagship. On some devices, the contrast between the frame and the body will be large in terms of color, which proves to be an interesting design shift.

The back of the device is the most distinguishably different than other iterations for the One line mainly because of its camera. The phone now has one 20MP camera with a standard dual-LED flash attached to it. The camera sensor is protected by synthetic sapphire too!

 

HTC Boomsound

 

Apart from the previous M model, M9 seems shorter, thicker and narrower at 144.2 x 69.3 x 9.6mm.

The software is HTC Sense 7 with Android 5.0. It seems more adaptable than other Sense UI versions with some new theme customization options. There will also be a new Dot Case option available with customized displays thrown in the mix.

Specs

Inside the flashy HTC One M9 chassis you will find a Snapdragon 810 processor with 3 GB of RAM, 32GB of storage standard and a MicroSD card slot, of course. The phone naturally supports LTE and it is possible to return to the market in a dual-SIM version later this year.

 

Dot Case HTC M9

 

The official price is not yet known, but it should be somewhere around $700, the medium flagship price in the US. The global launch will be sometime around mid-March for the majority of the markets. HTC One M9 will be available in color options such as gold, pink, black, and silver.