Lenovo Moto G5S Plus

 

 

The Moto G5S Plus is rumored to be the next mid-range smartphone from Lenovo owned Motorola featuring Google’s Android OS. Unlike the Moto G5 Plus, the new G5S Plus will come with an all metal body design. The Moto G5S Plus will feature 5.5-inch Full HD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It will be powered by Qualcomm’s octa core Snapdragon 660 processor and 4GB RAM. According to leaked press renders, the new Moto G5S Plus will pack a Dual camera setup at back and front facing LED flash alongside Selfie camera.

 

 

The Moto G5S Plus will come pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 7.1 Nougat OS. Rests of the specs are still unknown but Lenovo is expected to launch Moto G5S Plus in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.

 

 

HTC U11 Official

HTC U11 is the latest flagship smartphone from Taiwanese manufacturer HTC featuring Google’s latest Android 7.1 OS. In size, it measures 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9mm and weighs 169g. The new U11 is the first HTC smartphone to feature a unique Edge Sense technology which lets users to perform specific actions by squeezing the edge of the phone. The HTC U11 features a 5.5-inch Super LCD 5 display with resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB RAM. For multimedia, the HTC U11 packs a 12MP UltraPixel camera with dual LED flash and a 16MP front facing camera for video calls and Selfie pictures. 
The HTC U11 comes pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 7.1 Nougat OS. For storage, it comes with a 64GB built-in memory and support for micro-SD card. In addition to that it comes with a powerful 3000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. The new HTC U11 will be available to purchase in five different colors: Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice white and Solar Red. It will go on sale in selected markets in the coming weeks. The price for a 4GB/64GB variant will start from €749/£649. Stay tuned for more updates. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to be the next flagship phablet from Korean giant Samsung featuring Google’s latest Android OS. The design will be similar to Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8

The Galaxy Note 8 will feature a huge 6.4-inch QHD+ display and will pack 6GB RAM. Other expected specs include 64GB built-in memory with support for micro-SD card, an iris scanner, dual camera setup and a huge 4000mAh battery. 

Rests of the specs are still unknown but graphic designer Muhsin M. Belaal has teamed up with YouTube channel DBS Designing to give us an idea on how Galaxy Note 8 will look like when it is released later this year. Stay tuned for more updates. 


Update: Samsung Officially Confirms New Flagship Launch Later This Year 

HTC U

The HTC U is rumored to be the next flagship smartphone from Taiwanese manufacturer HTC featuring Google’s latest Android OS. It is also known by its codename HTC Ocean. The HTC U will feature a 5.5-inch QHD display with resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor. For multimedia, the HTC U will pack 12MP IMX362 camera at back and a 16MP front facing camera for video calls and Selfie pictures. The HTC U will also come with a unique ‘Edge sense’ technology (similar to Apple’s 3D Touch) where sensors will be embedded under the display that enable user to control numerous customisable actions. 

The HTC U will come pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 7.1 OS. For storage, it comes with a 64GB/128GB built in memory and micro-SD card slot. Rests of the specs are still unknown but HTC is expected to launch HTC U in coming weeks. It will go on sale in selected markets next month. Stay tuned for more updates. 

HTC One X10 Official

HTC has officially announced a new mid range smartphone, the One X10, in Russia. In size, it measures 152.9 x 75.6 x 8.23mm and weighs 175g. The One X10 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by octa core MediaTek Helio P10 processor and 3GB RAM. For multimedia, the One X10 packs a 16MP with Auto focus and an 8MP front facing camera for video calls and Selfie pictures. 

The One X10 comes pre-installed with Google’s Android OS. For storage, it comes with a 32GB built-in memory and micro-SD card slot. In addition to that it comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back and support Dual-SIM functionality. The One X10 will go on sale in Russia in coming weeks for $355.  Stay tuned for more updates. 

Samsung Officially Announces New Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Smartphones 

The Galaxy S8 is the latest flagship smartphone from Korean giant Samsung featuring Google’s latest Android 7 Nougat OS. In size, it measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm and weighs 152g. The Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED infinity display (a bezel-less edge-to-edge screen) with resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels (586ppi pixel density). It is powered by octa core 64-bit 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB RAM. For multimedia, the Galaxy S8 packs a 12MP DualPixel camera at back with Optical Image Stabilisation and 4K video recording and an 8MP front facing camera for video calls and Selfie pictures. 

The Galaxy S8 comes pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 7 Nougat OS. For storage, it comes with 64GB built-in memory and micro-SD card slot. In addition to that it comes with a 3000mAh battery with fast charging technology. The Galaxy S8 also comes with an iris scanner which can unlock your smartphone just by looking at it. 

The Galaxy S8+ features a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED infinity display with resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels (531ppi pixel density). In size, it measures 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm and weighs 173g. It is powered by same octa core 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB RAM as in Galaxy S8. For multimedia, the Galaxy S8+ packs a 12MP DualPixel rear camera with OIS and 4K video recording capability and an 8MP front facing camera for video calls and Selfie pictures. 

The Galaxy S8+ comes pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 7 Nougat OS. For storage, it comes with 64GB internal storage and micro-SD card slot. Additionally, it comes with a powerful 3500mAh battery with fast charging technology. The Galaxy S8+ will be available to purchase in five different colors: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver and Maple Gold. It will go on sale in selected markets in Europe starting April 28th. The Galaxy S8 will cost $750/€809 whereas Galaxy S8+ will be available to purchase for $850/€909. Stay tuned for more updates. 

Update: Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Scanner hacked by using a point and shoot camera, laser printer and Contact Lens 

According to Chaos Computer Club, a german hacking group, the iris scanner of Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, can be bypassed using a point and shoot camera, laser printer and a contact lens. The hack was done by taking a picture of the target from about 5 meters away and printing a close up of the eye on a laser printer. Then a regular contact lens was placed on top of the print to replicate the curve of an eyeball. When the print was held in front of Galaxy S8, it unlocked.
“The security risk to the user from Iris recognition is even bigger than with fingerprints as we expose our irises a lot,” said Dirk Engling, spokesperson for CCC. 

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2


The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is rumored to be the next flagship smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi featuring Google’s Android OS. It is the successor to Mi Mix which was launched last year. The new Mi Mix 2 will have a higher screen-to-body ratio of 93% than predecessor Mi Mix (91.3%). 

Rests of the specs are still unknown but Xiaomi is expected to launch second generation Mi Mix in the coming months. Stay tuned for more updates.