Samsung has recently confirmed the launch of Samsung Galaxy A8, a mid-range smartphone which boasts of dual selfie cameras. You can read more about the Galaxy A8 in the review below.
Samsung has traditionally passed down various improvements seen in its flagship Galaxy S series to the mid-range ‘A’ series in the next year. However, a little sooner than expected, the makers have confirmed the Infinity Display-toting Galaxy A8. Launched in December 2017, the Samsung Galaxy A8 will be available from April in the UK. You can even choose from three colours- gold, orchid grey and black.
Galaxy A8: Highlights
Samsung Galaxy A8 sees several upgrades, brought in with the Galaxy S8. The smartphone comes with a 6-inches touchscreen display along with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy A8 is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core processor and comes with 32GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB with a microSD card.
The device comes with a 16MP primary camera in its rear. For selfie lovers, there is a 16MP megapixel front shooter too. It even has fingerprint scanner and offers a great battery backup of 3500mAh. However, the device does not feature The Galaxy S8’s dedicated Bixby button.
How Much Does The Device Cost?
The makers have not yet confirmed the UK pricing. However, experts expect that the Galaxy A8 will be priced around £499 RPP of the Samsung Galaxy A7, launched in 2017.
Samsung Galaxy A8: Full Specifications
- Display- 5.6 inch Full HD + SuperAMOLED Infinity Display
- Weight- 172g
- Processor- Octa-core processor
- Resolution- 1080 × 2220 pixels
- Dimensions- 149.2 × 70.6 × 8.4mm
- Operating System- Android 71.1. Nougat
- Memory- 4GB RAM
- Storage- 32GB + expandable up to 256GB via microSD
- Waterproofing- IP68
- Build- Aluminum frame, front glass, plastic back
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The stories surrounding the much-awaited introduction of Apple’s iPhone SE 2, a power-packed successor of iPhone SE launched in 2016, has gained considerable hype in the recent past.
Recent rumours convey that Apple doesn’t have adequate resources to introduce iPhone SE 2 right now. Though iPhone SE might get an update this year in March, iPhone SE 2 might not be just a mini budget iPhone as anticipated previously.
The word on the street is that iPhone SE 2 (SE meaning Special Edition) is most probably a functional cross between iPhone SE and iPhone X. iPhone X being one of the star products from the company and iPhone SE being the cheapest iPhone available, it will be fascinating to see what Apple brings on table as iPhone SE 2.
According to some of the speculations, iPhone SE 2 might feature Face ID with notch screen design and a 6.1 LED panel. Apple is expected to deliver hardware specifications like A10 chip, 2GB of RAM, 32GB/128GB of storage, plus 12Mp/5Mp cameras and a 1,700mAh battery. This wireless charging facilitated device might drop features like 3D sensing and 3D touch in order to cut back the cost.
So, when is the release date?
A report from Tekz24 suggests that Apple is at present working on a device, whereas other sources believe that the company might declare the release date soon. Apple might unveil iPhone SE 2 at its Spring event, held in March. Digitimes analyst Luke Lin believes Apple will launch the phone in the second quarter, around May-June.
What will be the price of iPhone SE 2?
Like the specifications, a lot of stories around the pricing of iPhone SE 2 have surfaced. If I make an educated guess, the iPhone SE 2 is expected to come in a price range of £649 to £749 in the UK market.
The upcoming foldable Samsung Galaxy Note X may have just popped up on Samsung’s support site. Here’s what we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy X release date and features.
What’s a foldable phone?
A foldable phone is exactly just the way it sounds, one that either inward or outward and reveals a tablet-like device when stretched out. This is possible with the use of a bendable OLED panel. Samsung, LG and Lenovo have each showed off bendable devices and displays at various industry events and have registered many patents for the technology. Previously known as Project Valley, Samsung’s technology has now become known as the Samsung Galaxy Note X.
Samsung Galaxy Note X Review
• Slated for 2018 release
• Was initially limited 100,000 units
• Possibly a smartphone/tablet hybrid
• Device might be 4K
• 5 inch mobile screen and rumoured 7inch tablet display
• Hinge technology
• 1080p OLED Display
• Dual camera setup
• Foldable design
Slated for 2018 release
As peer the latest news, the Galaxy X will be launching in 2018. The new details are coming straight from the horse’s mouth itself. It is said that the company will launch its new product once it overcomes some of its problems.
For months we have been hearing frequent rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note X, a smartphone which will feature a folding display. The idea is that you will be able to use it as a smartphone and then fold it out to full tablet size by creating a new mobile segment which mirrors the tablet-laptop 2-in-1 hybrids which we have already seen in the computing industry.
Though the bad news is that Samsung Galaxy’s phone might be very tough to grab, the Note X is a limited-run device. However, it’s for sure that the upcoming device will be one of the rarest phones in the coming year.
Apple iPhone 8 release date, news and specification
Apple’s first iPhone launched way back in the year 2007, revolutionizing the mobile phone market forever. 10 years on, the iPhone 8 will be marking the 10th anniversary of Apple’s smartphones. Thus, it goes without saying that the device is going to be huge. Here in this article, we have covered everything you need to know about the latest rumours, specs, release date, features and specifications.
If the latest rumours are to be believed, the iPhone will come with great features like a larger display, wireless charging and a Face ID which will be a new kind of facial recognition which will be supporting Apple Pay. Read on to learn more about the iPhone.
Though no one is really certain when the next iPhone comes out, our team has done a deep-dive on the release dates and thus we are quite sure about when the new device will be available. It is expected that the iPhone is going to be announced on 12th September, 2017 with the pre-orders which are likely to begin on 15th September. The on-sale release date is expected to be 22nd September.
The latest report from the New York Time claims that as per its sources, the entry-level model will be priced approximately at a cost around US$999. Since the UK prices usually stay the same as US price, bearing in mind the fact that US figures do not include tax, we can expect this to translate directly into Great Britian pounds.
Key Specifications And Features
- Face ID
- Augmented Reality and VR
- Wireless Charging
- 5.8-inches screen
- A11 Processor
- OLED Technology
- Dual lens camera
- 2800 × 1242 pixels
- Probably 18:5:9 aspect ratio
- No Home button on the front
- API to change the colour
- An all-glass Front and back
- Mirror-like Finish
- Fast charging Technology
- Six colours- Red, Silver, Jet Black, Black, Gold, Rose Gold
Since nothing has yet been confirmed from the official sources, there is a long way to go. Stay tuned for more details and updates about the iPhone 8.
Do you think that Nokia has really done enough with its upcoming flagship device to dethrone Samsung, the current smartphone giant? Take a look at the below comparison then.
Nokia 8 Vs Galaxy S8: Comparison
Nokia has recently unveiled its flagship device for 2017, the Nokia 8 and experts believe that it is certainly a very well-designed phone.
However, the Samsung S8 boasts of some of the best available hardware and it has got enough features to take the tech world by storm.
Do you think that Nokia has done enough to knock the S8 off its top rank? Here’s everything you need to know!
Nokia 8 Vs Galaxy S8: Release Date Prices When Reviewed
It has been a couple of months now since the Galaxy S8 has been released all throughout the UK. However, as for Nokia 8, we are still eagerly waiting for a concrete release date in September.
- Galaxy S8- £689; Galaxy S8 Plus- £779
- Nokia 8- £544
Nokia 8 Vs Galaxy S8: Specifications And Features
Below we have compared the key specifications of each of these upcoming devices in the table given below.
|Specifications/Features||Nokia 8||Galaxy S8|
|Dimensions||151.5× 73.7 × 7.9mm||148.90 × 68.10 × 8.00mm|
|Colours||Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Steel||Orchid Grey, Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue|
|Processor||Octa-core, 2500 MHz||Octa-core, 2350 MHz|
|System Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Expandable Storage||Up to 256 GB||Up to 256 GB|
|Camera||13 Megapixel||12 Megapixel|
|Operating System||Android Nougat||Android Nougat|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00||Yes, v 5.00|
Though Samsung seems to be the clear winner here, it is for you to decide which phone you would like to have. Be it the use of Dual-Sight Zeiss Camera and the Ozo of the Nokia 8 or the fantastic design and features of Samsung 8, decide on the phone you wish to own!
Do you know that as per a recently confirmed leak the Sony Xperia XZ1 could just be a few weeks away? Well, the leak has shown off the upcoming device from various angles, clearly revealing the key specifications and features.
Here in this article we have covered everything we have heard so far from the leaks and rumours about the Sony Xperia XZ1.
News In Brief
- What Is It? Sony’s upcoming flagship smartphone
- When Will It Be Released? Sometime in September, 2017
- How much will it cost? Approximately around £549
Sony Xperia XZ1 Release Date
Sometimes with phones, it can be hard to predict the release date, but it’s not a chore here. Since these smartphones are all set to be released at the IFA 2017, Sony will be introducing the Xperia X1 alongside its other new devices.
In terms of when the Xperia X1 will be out for sale, it is really difficult to predict that. However, the phone is expected to be released by the end of September. The device will be going on sale within 10 days of its announcement so that it could be the same for X1.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Price
The original Xperia X had initially launched with a price tag of £459 which we felt was too high. Sony would be very wise to launch the Xperia X1 at under £400 with some smartphones such as the OnePlus 5 offering great value for money. However, fans have to wait and see whether that’s the case.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Key Specifications
- 5.5-inch 1440 × 2560 screen
- 4GB RAM
- Android O
- Snapdragon 835 or Snapdragon 653
- Sony IMX400 camera
- Relocated rear-facing camera
- Fingerprint Sensor
Now that you are aware of everything, it’s time for you to decide whether you want to opt for this smartphone!
Have you been eagerly waiting for the latest iPhone 7S? You must be excited about the latest news then, isn’t it? Here you will find everything. Below we have covered the latest news about the iPhone 7S– its release date, price, specs and all the latest rumours which you could hope for.
News In Brief
- What Is It? The next iPhone from the mega-joint Apple
- When Will It Be Out? Probably in the month of September, 2017
- How Much Will It Cost? At a price which is as much as the iPhone 7
It is expected that the iPhone 7S will be released this September in 2017 along with an announcement date just one or two weeks before the launch. As per the usual practice of Apple, the release date could be a Friday.
Apple iPhone 7S Specifications And Features
- 4.7-inch screen
- Improved Touch
- A sharper display
- Glass, plastic or ceramic back
- A fingerprint scanner on its back
- A curved glass back
Camera And Battery
- 3D Cameras
- A single-lens camera
- Wireless Charging
OS And Power
- Improved VR and AR performance
Memory And Storage
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB and 128GB
It is really difficult to say how much the new iPhone 7S will cost since smartphone prices depend on numerous variables. Thus, there’s every chance that the upcoming device will be as expensive the iPhone 7 and perhaps pricier than that.
If you have always been dead set on buying the next iPhone, then this is worth the wait. Just wait for the official announcement from the smartphone makers to make the final call!
Nokia 5 Hands-on Review:
The HMD Global made its comeback with Nokia brand in the smartphone market. The Finnish company is set to make an impression in the android mobile market by launching 3 android handsets at MWC 2017 in February. One of the three handsets, one is Nokia 5 which is powered by many essential features and with a smart price tag.
Design and Build:
The phone is featured with a 5.20-inch touchscreen HD IPS LCD display with the resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass protects the phone’s screen nicely, while the Seamless metal body is perfect for holding in hands. The dimension of handset is 149.7 x 72.5 x 8.05 mm.
The phone runs the operating system Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the operating system version will be updated regularly.
The Nokia 5 packs an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage which can be extended up to 128GB via microSD card.
Nokia 5 supports Nano SIM and The phone is powered by a Non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, Micro USB, USB OTG, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include a proximity sensor, fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, e-compass, Hall sensor, gyroscope, NFC etc.
The Nokia 5 support a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual tone flash and also an 8 MP Front-facing camera with an f/2 aperture.
Nokia 5: Specifications:Display- 5.20-inch, Resolution- 720×1280 pixels, Processor- Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core, RAM- 2GB, Storage- 16GB, Rear Camera- 13-megapixel, Front Camera- 8-megapixel, OS- Android 7.1.1, Battery Capacity- 3000mAh.
Nokia 5 is a smart looking handset with lots of attractive features which comes with a reasonable price. Software and hardware, as well as stylish design, will surely draw public attention.
Wondering how the two Smartphone giants compare with their flagship devices in 2017? Here’s a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s iPhone 8.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s iPhone 8: The Real Battle
Though the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s iPhone 8 are yet to be released, fans are going gaga over the flagship device they should invest for.
By looking at the history of both the mega-giants, one can easily predict how impeccable both these devices will going to be in terms of both- features and specifications.
Well, as per the rumoured speculations which are encompassing both these gadgets, everything looks promising so far. Experts believe that both these devices are going to be critical for their separate makers.
While the Samsung Note 8 will be going up against the errand of rectifying the damage which the disastrous Note 7 did to its brand. In case of Apple, the iPhone 8 seems to be the most vital gadget Apple will be releasing in the post-Steve Jobs era.
Here’s a detailed comparison of both the flagship devices as per the latest reports.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s iPhone 8: Features And Specifications
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy Note 8||Apple iPhone 8|
|Operating System||Android v7.1 Nougat||iOS v11|
|Size||5.7 inches with 3840 × 2160 pixels||5.8 inches with 1080 × 1920 pixels|
|Display Features||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Screen Protection||Sapphire cystal glass, coating screen protection|
|PPI||~ 773 PPI||~380 PPI|
|Internal Memory||In-built 128 GB||In-built 128 GB|
|RAM||6 GB||4 GB|
|Card Slot||Yes with Hybrid Slot||No|
|Camera||13 MP + 13 MP Dual Camera with autofocus||12 MP with autofocus|
|Features||Smile detection, Face detection, Geo tagging, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Digital Zoom, Panaroma||Smile detection, Face detection, Geo tagging, Touch to focus, Panaroma|
|Front Camera||8 MP with video calling||7 MP|
|Battery Capacity||Removable 3300 mAh||–|
|System Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998||Apple A11|
Time to decide which device is worth your investment!