If the latest buzz are to be believed, Sony’s flagship phone is about to get a second outing Sony Xperia X 2017. With the Sony Xperia X already a year old, a successor is due anytime soon. Since it’s not yet confirmed whether the new entrant is in the X range, all we can do is bring to you all the latest rumours.
Sony Xperia X 2017 In Brief
• What is this? The successor to Xperia X
• When will it be available? Sometime around this year
• How much will it cost? Probably an upper-mid range price
Sony Xperia X 2017: Features Screen
• A 5 or 5.5-inch screen
• A 1080p or QHD resolution
Though there have been no real hints about its design, it is expected to be the continuation of Sony’s usual boxy design language, along with a metal back- like what the original Xperia X has. However, it can even be inspired by the frosted back of the Sony Xperia XZs or the mirrored rear on the Xperia XZ Premium.
This new device may even be water-resistant like some of the other Sony handsets like that of Xperia XZs. However, since the Xperia X isn’t, it’s better to wait till official reports. Experts suggest that it could either be metal or glass, since Sony has used both of these in the last year.
• A 16MP front-facing camera
• A 23MP rear camera
Since Xperia X has got 2620mAh, the next flagship could be similar. However, users can be assured of anything that it will be a fast charging one. OS And Power
• A Snapdragon 835 or 653 chipset
• RAM- 4GB or 6GB
The flagship phone will have a fingerprint scanner like that of its predecessor.
Sony Xperia 2017: Price
Since Sony Xperia X was launched for £450, it is expected that the upcoming device will have an upper mid-range price.
Now that you know everything about the upcoming Xperia phone, it’s time to think whether you should wait for it!
Both the new releases of the Moto series are nearly of the same specifications and prices. The Plus version of the C series has an improved screen resolution and battery. Here are the latest news of the Moto C and C Plus.
Release Date: Both the phones were announced to be available at the beginning of spring, which is very soon.
Price: Moto C will be priced around £89.99 SIM Free and the C Plus will cost approximately £109.99.
Moto C, Moto C Plus Features & Specifications:
Display: The Moto C will have 5.0in FWVGA display and a resolution of 854×480, whereas the C Plus will HD display with 1280×720 resolution and GFM, with the same screen size.
Design: Both the phones will be available in red, black and gold colours, with curved edges.
Camera & Battery: Moto C will have a 5Mp rear camera, video recording HD@30fps, VGA@30fps and 2Mp front camera with selfie flash. The Plus version will have an 8Mp camera, video recording HD@30fps, VGA@30fps and the same front camera.
The C and C plus will have 2350mAh and 4000mAh non-removable battery respectively.
OS & Power: It is powered with MTK 6737M 64-bit quad-core 1.1GHz processor with 1 GB RAM and the Moto C Plus will run in MediaTek MT6737 64-bit quad-core 1.3GHz processor with either 1 or 2 GB RAM.
Other Features: Both the Moto C and C Plus will have 16GB built-in memory that is expandable by up to 32GB MicroSD. The Bluetooth is same for both the handsets i.e., 4.2, and so is the 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. The weight of the handsets is different. C weighs 154g and the C Plus 162g. Both has 3.5mm audio jack. The best upgrade of the latest C series is the battery, which is expected to give a backup of more than two days.
Smartphones came to us around a decade earlier, and nowadays all of us carry a smartphone. But in this very year, Samsung could release a futuristic foldable smartphone which can make your new smartphone /tablet look ancient. Yes, you heard it right; the new Samsung galaxy X is foldable. After making some bendable devices, Samsung finally decided to make a foldable device with the technology which was previously named as Project Valley but subsequently came out to the world as Samsung Galaxy X. The rumour around the release date is buzzing the market that it may release in the third quarter of 2017. The Samsung Galaxy X can be folded to look like a normal 5-inch phone and it can be stretched to a rumoured 7 or 8 inches tablet, or Samsung can make both variants. This phone was originally meant to be a wallet like fold-in phone, but Samsung finally decided to make it a fold-out phone as the idea of folding out is more user-friendly so that the users’ doesn’t have to unfold it every time.
The screen resolution will expectedly be 4K (3840 X 2160 pixels) to maintain the high-resolution display even when it is folded. This phone is expected to have a dual rear camera to produce a high-quality image, a non-removable battery, a MicroSD slot, and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 835. Samsung is most possibly using a bendable OLED panel to make this foldable phone.Many reports are suggesting that this foldable technology is ready but Samsung has decided not to unveil this because of some issues regarding marketability and profitability. This project is also suffering because of some political issues involving president Park Geun-Hye and Choi Soon-sil.
Nevertheless, Samsung is thinking about releasing it to the market in the third quarter of 2017. About a year ago a report came out stating that Project Valley won’t be launched globally but it will be available in some countries like the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, South Korea, France, Poland and the Nordic countries.
Now, all we can do is waiting for this miracle to come out with the possibility of changing the world of smartphones with a bang.
Recently Facebook owned organization; WhatsApp launched new application for the desktop users of Mac and Windows. This app can be downloaded easily online and you can use it to send messages from your PC and along with you will receive all notifications also. This app is similarly helpful like the messenger app used by the smartphone users.
Well, you still should have your mobile phone nearby your computer for the working of the desktop apps as like WhatsApp web the desktop app can only function as your smartphone’s extension.
In a blog post, the company said that they were launching the desktop app so that people could have a new way of staying in touch everywhere and every time whether on their PC or phone at their home or workplaces. As WhatsApp’s desktop app is similarly an extension of your phone like WhatsApp web, this application represents all messages and conversations from your mobile phone.
An extra functionality is added by the new feature to the users of desktop, who want working independently from their web browser and at the same time want to receive all live notifications as well. A chrome extension is also included in WhatsApp, which you can use on any type of Operating system you use.
This new WhatsApp desktop application is now available for Mac OS 10.9+ and Windows 8+. You will find the app synced with WhatsApp messenger app on your mobile after installing it on your desktop.
According to the organization, this app will provide you support for better keyboard shortcuts as well as native desktop notifications, as on your desktop the application runs natively.
You will likewise get all new features in this app, which have been recently introduced by WhatsApp to review your audio messages before sending it to your friend. Along with this feature, you will be provided with the similar end-to-end encryption security which will secure your all chats and records from any third party.
So, download this app on your desktop today and easily use it now both on your mobile and PC conveniently!
Another new partnership has been done by Apple for making their business applications smarter. This new partner is none other than SAP.
On Thursday, these two organizations disclosed an agreement into the HANA system of SAP which helps businesses quickly survey data as well as make predictions also for new iPhone applications. This attempt includes a new development kit of iOS software and a training academy also intended for making it simpler for developers in terms of building iOS applications for their own businesses.
This partnership is same as the pact of Apple with IBM, yet this agreement helps businesses do more complicated functions with their applications. For an example, a worker of a utility company, who is out in the field can utilize an application for predicting while devices may fail. That helps the worker avoid a break down and at the same time helps perform maintenance also. Earlier, the worker would have required for going back to the workplace for getting that real-time data. Yet at present, it is accessible correctly on an Apple mobile phone.
Bill McDermott, the CEO of SAP said in a Press Release that the people would be delivered live data by this Apple & SAP partnership. It was also noted by Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple that it would revolutionize how iPhones are utilized in the enterprise by accumulating the protection and innovation of iPhone Operating System (iOS) with the profound knowledge of SAP in the business software.
Other big agreements, which have been reached by Apple, are followed by this partnership too. The business users are considered as a big possible choice by the organization as it deals with slowing equipment sales to the customers.
Since in the software business, SAP is one of the best suppliers of the world, the organizations are expecting for using their chief items to achieve better growth in the business world.
In September, Apple unveiled that it had developed its business enterprise to $25 billion. The fiscal second-quarter sales of Apple fell 13% as 10 million fewer iPhones are sold by it. As per the company, 87% are SAP customers among the 2,000 largest businesses in the world. It will be interesting whether Apple continues the same partnership with other organizations or not. Last month, this declaration follows the introduction of the mobile business app sales of SAP.
HTC is expected to release its upcoming One M10 phone at a special to be held in a few weeks from now. Now, there are reports that a confirmation for the name of HTC’s One M10 has popped up on the official website of the company. It is reported that the name is confirmed via the HTML code of the web survey, which can also be seen in the screenshots below.
More interesting things is the alleged photo sample from the One M10 phone, which according to an executive from HTC, will feature a “very, very compelling camera experience.” As per rumors, this camera will be 12MP, just like the one on iPhone 6S and Samsung Galaxy S7 phone. The camera of the upcoming phone of the Taiwanese giant will feature a large aperture and laser autofocus.
You can see below the random picture posted below which is accompanied by the shot’s EXIF data, which has an f/1.9 aperture. HTC’s One M9 had an f/2.2 lens while the new One M10 will get an f/1.9 which is not up to par with the Samsung Galaxy S7 phone and its value is also nothing to sniff at all. The camera resolution for this handset is listed at 2250 x 4000 pixels for 9MP count in the 16:9 aspect ratio.
This year, the smartphone camera wars are shaping to be unprecedented. The Galaxy S7 has a large 1.4 micron dots and Dual Pixel autofocus, while on the other hand the newly announced G5 phone from LG has a dual wide angle camera. Sony’s Xperia X series got Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, which is also added by Apple to its upcoming iPhone 7 handset. On the other hand, the Taiwanese giant has come up with a compelling camera experience, which will be good enough to click your day to day memories.
Samsung has confirmed that it will unveil its next generation flagship phone, Galaxy S7, on 21st February, which is one day before the MWC event. This phone has been the subject of rumors since last few months now and has already got some specs leaked. Recently, we reported that the Galaxy S7 smartphone will get the wireless charging pad which is now also listed with a UK retailer Clove.
Now, as the deadline for the announcement of this eagerly anticipated smartphone inches nearer, the first ever live shots of this handset have started popping up online. These leaks have come out from Vietnam and look quite reliable. As per these leaked pictures, this smartphone will get a curved back with a non-existing camera bump just like suggested by the previous rumors.
It can’t be said whether the material on the back panel is glass but if it’s so then it could be because of the prototype nature of this handset. A shiny metal frame can also be spotted through these leaked pictures. It is suggested that this metal frame will be made using magnesium material and not aluminum.
Samsug Galaxy S7 Leaks
In addition to this information, the photos confirm a lot of the previously suggested specs for the S7 phone. Recently, the phone was spotted at Zauba, which is an export-import regulatory website in India. It is already benchmarked for its Snapdragon 820 chipset and is also expected to get another variant with Exynos 8890 chip. According to the reports, the latter is said to be 15% more powerful both in the CPU and GPU in comparison to the former chipset.
There are also some details revealing the waterproofing and good battery performance with capability to get 0 to 80% charged in 30 minutes duration. However, the two day battery life rumor is not yet proved even in these images.
As per leakster, the Britecell rear camera has 12MP resolution count with an aperture of f/1.7. A couple of prices are also mentioned for the S7 phone i.e. 16.49 million dong for original S7 and 19.9 million dong for the Galaxy S7 Edge handset.
Also, there are reports that this device will be introduced at Vietnam on 3rd March and will go on sale in the country on 18th March, which is a week later than the phone is expected to go on sale in Europe
According to the reports, HTC has now revealed its annual financial report for last year i.e. 2015. These reports reveal a drop of 35% in the sales of the Taiwanese manufacturer. Last year, the revenue of the company stood at NTD 121.68 billion ($3.65 billion), which is down from NTD 187.91 billion reported in the year 2014.
There were reports from HTC last month, that it is making huge profits from one of its newly released flagship devices namely HTC One A9. The revenues from this handset were recording to be US $314.32 million. However, the annual financial reports for 2015 reveal a totally different story for the profits being earned by the Taiwanese giant. For December 2015, the revenue of the company fell 57.08% year on year while on the other hand the November revenue stood at £134.4 million.
The monthly revenue of the company for the month of November jumped to six month high which led us believe that the One A9 handset might have played an important role in improving its profits. Everybody started expecting that these revenues might go high in December because of the holiday season and the handset being released in some more markets. However, it brings us to surprise that the situation shows completely different results.
Now, the company has set its expectations over the newly announced Vive VR headsets, pre-orders for which will start in February this year.
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