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 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
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
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!
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
||Samsung Galaxy Note 8
||Apple iPhone 8
||Android v7.1 Nougat
||5.7 inches with 3840 × 2160 pixels
||5.8 inches with 1080 × 1920 pixels
||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Screen Protection
||Sapphire cystal glass, coating screen protection
||~ 773 PPI
||In-built 128 GB
||In-built 128 GB
||Yes with Hybrid Slot
||13 MP + 13 MP Dual Camera with autofocus
||12 MP with autofocus
||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
||8 MP with video calling
||Removable 3300 mAh
||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Time to decide which device is worth your investment!
While the eyes of tech users are glued on Apple’s iPhone 8 which is due to be released later in 2017, it is the Nokia 8 which has been eagerly waited for by the geekerati.
The presumptively titled flagship device of HMD Global, will be the high-end version of the new Finnish-designed device which is expected to hit the stores during Christmas.
While it’s true that it may actually be a mystery, we have already known a lot of details, thanks to the latest leaks from the supply chain.
Trust us; you should definitely get excited about HMD Global’s Nokia 8.
After a screenshot was shared, the official homepage of Nokia showcased the unreleased Nokia 8 device through its marketing imagery.
Once HMD Global re-ignited Nokia’s partnership with Carl-Zeiss, the Android mega-joint will be seeing various renewed interest in its products.
While the device is expected to have a 4GB RAM and an internal storage of around 64GB, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is expected to power the brains of the device.The various leaked images of the Nokia 8 even show of the latest ‘must-have’ features of the smartphone, namely the dual camera system on the handset’s rear. This will allow users better zoom, sharper images and arty portraits with an out-of-focus background.
Moreover, with the brand name by the camera lens, we can expect a great camera in one of the most anticipated smartphones, due to be released in 2017. Zeiss lens have a great track record of gracing some of Nokia’s most popular smartphones and thus fans are expecting a magnificent camera.Another Nokia 8 leak had previously predicted that the smartphone will feature a 2K resolution 6 inch display and the image which has now been released, confirms the impression. It is even seen that there will be no fingerprint sensor in the front and back of the device. As far as the price tag is concerned, it be priced possibly around £379.
Considering the specifications which have been found so far, the Nokia 8 is all set to make its own mark in this competitive market.
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!
While users are going gaga with Samsung’s newest launches Galaxy S8 and S8+, the attention has now shifted to the Note 8. But, thanks to the latest rumours circulating everywhere, folks are now eagerly looking forward to 2018 for the release of Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
As per a new patent filed by Samsung, the upcoming Galaxy Note device may be much thinner than you had ever imagined. What’s more interesting is that the Note 9 may feature the Exynos 9810. Users had expected that the device would be built on a 10mm process, given the fact that the previous smartphones Galaxy Note and Galaxy S was equipped with similar chipsets. However, if recent reports are to be believed, the Note 9 may come with a different system-on-chip (SoC).
If the newest rumours are correct, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 can come armed with a better and superior SoC than that of Galaxy S9 or S9+. The device may come with either a 7mm or an 8mm processor- which hints at a fictitious Exynos 9810. This Exynos 9810 was previously linked to the S9 and S9+ which was set to be shipped with CDMA support. As compared to the contemporary Galaxy S and other Note devices, this may be the biggest performance difference ever.
This alleged processor will be built by using 10 nm FinFET technology, thus hinting at a more powerful and ambitious processor which should be able to render more power than that of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Now, if these reports really prove to be true, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 can be one of the sturdiest and better handsets. The change in build process will be resulting in comparatively reduced power consumption, boosting the frequency.
Now that everything is said, it is expected that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be a huge hit among its users.
Ever since iPhone 5, Apple has always followed the trend of launching their device in September. However, if the latest rumours are to be believed, the mega giant would no longer be carrying the tradition with its much awaited iPhone 8. Even a report on a potential Apple supplier seems to indicate that the new device may indeed arrive a bit late than what it was expected earlier.
This latest information has come from a company named Finisar, which is thought to be providing Apple with high-tech lasers built into the latest device. These lasers are developed for various things including AR depth mapping and image recognition. The report is claiming that one big company will be buying bulk units of these specialised lasers- almost tens of millions of units towards the end of 2017. And experts believe that this company is Apple.
Now, if this report is true, Finisar’s upcoming production schedule is a good indicator of iPhone 8’s release date. According to Loup Ventures, which connected these speculations; though the iPhone 8 may be launched in September, it will not be ready for shipment until October 2017. This even leads to a possibility of the flagship phone getting launched directly in October.
This minor delay in its launch as compared to the existing trend of a September release can be due to initial manufacturing setbacks. Moreover, the increased number of reports throughout last year has even hinted at supply constraints and other vital issues. Thus, it would not be a shock if you see the new smartphone arriving a month later than that of its predecessors.
By breaking the norm of calling its devices with their common naming traditions, it is believed that Apple has decided to call its flagship smartphone as iPhone X. Not only this name makes some sense but even highlight the device’s exclusive status.
Let’s see what Apple has in store for its huge fans! Compare iPhone 7 and 7 Plus prices in the UK