Is this the first press render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Probably not

The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be officially unveiled at IFA 2017, but various leaks, reports and rumors have already started pouring in. We recently spotted the device running Android 7.1.1 Nougat in HTML5Test’s database. Now, an alleged press render of the Galaxy Note 8 has appeared on the Internet. It appears like a stretched Galaxy S8+. We personally don’t think that it’s an official press render. It could be a fan-made render of the Galaxy Note 8.

 

The Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to feature a 6.3-inch QHD Infinity Display, a 12MP+13MP dual-sensor setup for the rear-facing camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with autofocus, and stereo speakers. The Galaxy Note 8 will reportedly use a Galaxy S8-like fingerprint reader at its back. The US variant of the phablet could also be the first phone to use the Snapdragon 836 SoC. Images of the front panel of the smartphone were leaked a few minutes ago.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Press Render

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

 

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Brief Description

Samsung has finally launched its much awaited flagship device, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Bixby, Samsung’s own voice-based virtual assistant makes its debut on this device and will be integrated with several Samsung apps and features. The bezel less phone has an infinity display which is curved on both sides and comes with 12MP rear camera that supports Dual Pixel technology, optical image stablisation and f/1.7 aperture. The phone supports fast and wireless charging and is IP68 water and dust resistant. In terms of biometric authentication, it boasts of Iris recognition, Facial recognition along with a Fingerprint scanner. It also supports upgraded Samsung Pass, that allows the user to enter different apps and services via biometrics. It also features, Samsung DeX through which, the user can transform his smartphone into a desktop by docking it to monitor, keyboard, and mouse. The device comes bundled with new high-performance earphones tuned by AKG by Harman. Samsung S8 Plus is available in two variants: One with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory and the other with 6GB RAM and 128GB Internal memory.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Smartphone was launched in May 2017, comes with a 6.2-inch Quad HD Plus Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels at a pixel density of 529 pixels per inch. The screen is also protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Scratch Resistant display.

The phone is 8.1-mm thin , and tips the scale at 173 grams. The phone is powered by a 2.3 GHz Octa core Exynos 8895 processor and it comes with 4 & 6 GB of RAM. What this means is the processor has Octa cores in the CPU and 4 & 6 GB of RAM ensures the phone runs smoothly with multiple applications open simultaneously. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus also packs in a graphics processor, and 64 & 128 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 256 GB via a microSD card.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus runs Android 7.1 OS and is powered by a 3500 mAh battery. Its a Single/ Dual SIM Smartphone, and connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus include , GPS, HotSpot, NFC,Wifi,Bluetooth.

The main camera on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is a 12 MP shooter with Auto Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Mode, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Digital Zoom, Video Recording. The smartphone also has a Front Facing Camera capable of shooting 8 MP selfies.

Check out the Best Price in India for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus at Rs. 64900 available at flipkart

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Price In India Starts From Rs. 64900The best price of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is Rs.64900 on flipkart, This phone is available in 64 & 128 GB storage variants. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold colours across various online stores in India.
Source- www.digit.in

Spotify

Spotify is still the world’s biggest online music streaming service. Today it announced crossing the 140 million users mark, up from 126 million late last year and 100 million one year ago. So in one year it’s managed to add at least 40 million users.

The company hasn’t updated the figure for how many paying subscribers it has, but as of March those were north of 50 million. That makes Spotify also the world’s largest paid music streaming service, with competitors such as Apple Music lingering behind with just 27 million subscribers (as of this month).

Unlike most competing services, Spotify has a free tier, which can be used indefinitely. Other music streaming companies only offer free 1 to 3 month trials, and that may have something to do with Spotify’s popularity.

Iphone 8

Latest renders

There’s a mobile conference going on in Shenzhen and one of the presentations held an interesting slide – one relating to the iPhone 8. The slide features an image of the device, though this could be just a placeholder.

 

Still, the slide lists the salient specs: 5.8” OLED display with 2.5D glass and 3D Touch. Touch ID is still around, however the chart doesn’t point out its exact location. Apple has some ideas where that might go.

Some designs indicated that the earpiece will be cut out of the screen, similar to the Essential phone, but this isn’t reflected in the slide (again, it’s most likely just a placeholder image).

Source- Sanjiv.

Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus

Leaks about phone

What ever happened to the Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus? Before the Mi 6 got official in April, many rumors claimed the duo would be launching together. However, even as the Mi 6 has now been on the market for many weeks, the Mi 6 Plus still hasn’t been announced.

That could change soon, and a new leak out of China is showing us what its back is going to look like. What you see below is the purported rear panel of the Mi 6 Plus smiling for the camera next to the Mi 6’s.

So let’s file this one in the not at all unexpected category: the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus share their design language. In fact, the Mi 6 Plus is basically identical to its smaller sibling in this regard – it’s just bigger. How much so remains to be seen, but one leak from March talked about it sporting a 5.7-inch 1080p touchscreen.

The Mi 6 Plus is expected to come with the Snapdragon 835 SoC, the same dual rear camera setup as the Mi 6, 6GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of UFS 2.0 storage, and a huge 4,500 mAh battery. It should run Android 7.1.1 Nougat underneath MIUI 8. Hopefully it will be unveiled soon.

Source- GSMARENA

OnePlus new Phone.

OnePlus 5

  1. OnePlus 5- Chinese tech giant OnePlus is gearing up for the launch of its much-awaited OnePlus 5. While the phone will be launched in China on June 20, an India unveiling event has been planned for June 22. The event will take place at the NSCI in Mumbai, and for the first time avid fans can be a part of the event.

You can buy an invite for the event for Rs 999, this not only gets you to the event but also comes with perks like the launch T-shirt, a travel backpack worth Rs. 3990, a pair of OnePlus sunglasses, a OnePlus 5 voucher worth Rs. 999 and the OnePlus 5 invite code.

Now going by the last perk, it seems that the invite system seems to have made a comeback. OnePlus phones were initially available by invite only, but the company ended this system with its new line. However, this seems to be changing again, and an invite process for OnePlus 5 could be a reality.

The company has also been revealing subtle hints about the upcoming smartphone. A post by the tech giant hints at a double rear camera. OnePlus had previously confirmed that the upcoming smartphone will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.

Though more details are yet to be revealed, according to benchmarking site GFXBench , the OnePlus 5 will feature a 5.5-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, and will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with OxygenOS running the show.

Though reports and rumours about the phone are aplenty, will the highly-anticipated smartphone live up to the hype? Guess we’ll have to wait and watch.

 

Source- The Economic Times.

New iOS

What’s new in iOS 11-

Introduced on June 5, 2017 at the Worldwide Developers Conference, iOS 11 is the next-generation version of iOS. As Apple CEO Tim Cook said on stage, the update takes the best and most advanced operating system and turns it up to 11.

iOS 11 brings subtle design changes to interface elements throughout the operating system. Text is bolder, apps like Calculator and Phone have a new look, and the Lock screen and Control Center have been entirely redesigned.

The Control Center is customizable and there are options to include a wider range of settings. It’s no longer split across multiple screens, and 3D Touch integration has expanded, so you can do more without needing to open the Settings app.

As for the Lock screen, it’s been merged with Notification Center. Swiping down on the screen to access notifications now brings up the Lock screen. Today view continues to be available with a side swipe, and everything generally looks the same – there’s just no separate Notification Center anymore.

Siri has a more natural voice and is more intelligent than ever. Siri learns user preferences and syncs that information across multiple devices, allowing the personal assistant to learn more about you and anticipate what you want. Siri can also translate English into different languages like Spanish and Chinese, and there’s deeper Siri integration with Apple Music.

For the iPad, Apple has introduced a host of new features that make it more capable than ever before. A persistent Dock at the bottom of the display a makes it easy to launch and switch between apps, and there’s a new App Switcher that’s similar to Spaces on the Mac, letting you see everything you’re working on at a glance. For iPad Pro owners, the Apple Pencil does more, and several apps, like Mail and Notes, support inline drawing.

Drag and drop lets you drag content like images and links from one app and drop it in another, and on both the iPad and the iPhone, there’s a new Finder-style Files app for managing files. Files lists all files stored locally, in iCloud Drive, and in third-party cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive.

There are new keyboard features, like a one-handed keyboard on the iPhone and a “Flick” option for typing numbers and symbols more quickly on the iPad, and many of the built-in apps have new functionality.

Notes features searchable handwriting and document scanning, Maps gains lane guidance, speed limit info, and indoor maps for malls and airports, while Apple Music includes options to see what your friends are listening to. The Memories feature in Photos is smarter than ever, and in the Camera app, Portrait Mode and Live Photos have been improved with new capabilities.

HomeKit now supports speakers and there’s a new AirPlay 2 protocol that includes multi-room functionality. Do Not Disturb has been expanded to encompass driving, muting notifications while a vehicle is in motion, and Messages has been improved with a new App Drawer that makes it easier to access Messages apps and stickers.

Messages is also gaining support for a new person-to-person Apple Pay feature that lets you send money to friends and family right through an iMessage, and iMessages themselves are now stored in iCloud, sync across devices, and take up less storage space. Photos and videos also take up less space through the adoption of new HEIF and HEVC formats.

The App Store has been completely revamped in iOS 11, and there are now two distinct sections for apps and games. There’s also a new “Today” view that features new content on a daily basis to make it easier to discover fresh apps and games.

Apps can do a whole lot more thanks to several new APIs Apple is introducing, including CoreML and ARKit. CoreML provides machine learning tools to developers, while ARKit lets developers build complex and richly detailed augmented reality features into their apps.

iOS 11 is limited to developers at the current time, but Apple plans to release a public beta in late June. iOS 11 will see a public release in the fall alongside new iPhones.

Design Changes

Before iOS 11 was unveiled, rumors suggested it would see design changes. We didn’t get a complete overhaul to the design language, but there are indeed subtle design updates throughout the operating system.

Many built-in apps have been refined with darker lines and bolder fonts, with Apple moving away from the thin fonts that have dominated since iOS 7. Some apps, like Phone and Calculator have new designs with darker fonts and round buttons sans borders, while others, like Reminders and Calendar, remain entirely unchanged. Still others, like Messages, Podcasts, and Apple News, feature smaller design tweaks.

Important UI elements like the Control Center and the Lock screen have seen the most significant updates.

CONTROL CENTER

In iOS 10, Apple split the Control Center, accessed by swiping upwards from the bottom of the display, into multiple windows. In iOS 11, it’s back to a single consolidated window and it has an entirely new look with bubble-style icons. There are two top sections for basic networking options and Apple Music controls, plus sliders for volume and brightness. Smaller icons are available for rotation lock, Do Not Disturb, and other options.

Instead of taking up just the bottom half of the display when brought up, Control Center now takes over the entire iPhone screen. Because the Control Center is no longer restricted to half the display, it can offer access to a wider range of functions, which can be customized.

In the Settings app, there’s a section for choosing which features you want to be able to access in the Control Center, and there are quite a few options available. Low Power Mode can be added to the Control Center, for example, and there’s even an option to add an Apple TV remote.

  • Flashlight
  • Timer
  • Calculator
  • Camera
  • Accessibility Shortcut
  • Alarm
  • Apple TV Remote
  • Do Not Disturb While Driving
  • Guided Access
  • Home
  • Low Power Mode
  • Magnifier
  • Notes
  • Screen Recording
  • Stopwatch
  • Text Size
  • Voice Memos
  • Wallet

You can add all of the options to Control Center if you want, or just what’s most relevant to your usage habits.

Along with new customization options, Control Center also has expanded 3D Touch access. A 3D Touch on one of the icons brings up additional options. For example, with the Music icon, play controls are accessible by default, but with a 3D Touch, a bigger playback window opens up with song info and more granular control options.

3D Touch options are available for all of the Control Center settings that are more complex than just a simple toggle on/off button.

While the Control Center takes up the full display on the iPhone, it works differently on the iPad. A swipe up from the bottom of the screen opens up the App Switcher, where Control Center is located on the right side of the display in both landscape and portrait mode.

Source- “https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/ios-11/“.