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. 

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. 

BlackBerry Aurora Official

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he BlackBerry Aurora is the latest budget friendly smartphone from BlackBerry featuring Google’s latest Android OS. It is the first BlackBerry smartphone released by BB Merah Putih under its new brand licensing agreement with BlackBerry for Indonesian market. In size, it measures 152 x 76.8 x 8.5mm and weighs 178g. It is also first BlackBerry smartphone to support dual-SIM functionality. The BlackBerry Aurora features a 5.5-inch HD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 processor and 4GB RAM. For multimedia, the BlackBerry Aurora packs a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front facing camera for video calls and Selfie pictures. 

The BlackBerry Aurora comes pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 7 Nougat OS. For storage, it comes with a 32GB built-in memory and support for micro-SD card slot. In addition it comes with a powerful 3000mAh battery. The BlackBerry Aurora will be available to purchase in three different colors: black, silver and gold. It will go on sale in Indonesia starting March 16 for $260. Stay tuned for more updates. 

BlackBerry Aurora 

The BlackBerry Aurora is rumored to be the next mid range smartphone from TCL featuring Google’s Android OS. It is also known by its model number BBC100-1. The BlackBerry Aurora will feature a 5.5-inch HD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It will be powered by Snapdragon 425 processor and 3GB RAM. 

The BlackBerry Aurora will come with a powerful 3000mAh battery. For storage, it will come with 32GB built-in memory. In addition it is also rumored to be first BlackBerry smartphone to support Dual SIM functionality. Rests of the specs are still unknown but BlackBerry is expected to launch BlackBerry Aurora in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates. 

OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 is rumored to be the next flagship smartphone from Chinese manufacturer OnePlus featuring Google’s Android OS. It will be the successor to the current flagship OnePlus 3T. The design of OnePlus 5 will be similar to Samsung’s current flagship device, Galaxy S7 Edge, featuring the similar Dual-edge display. OnePlus will skip OnePlus 4 moniker as the number “4” is considered unlucky in China. 

The OnePlus 5 will pack a 23MP rear camera and a 16MP front facing camera for video calls and Selfie pictures. It will be powered by 6GB or 8GB RAM. For storage, it will come with 256GB built-in memory and micro-SD card slot. In addition to that it will come with a powerful 4000mAh battery. Rests of the specs are still unknown but OnePlus is expected to launch OnePlus 5 by the end of 2017. Stay tuned for more updates. 
Update: OnePlus 5 Rumored to feature Snapdragon 835 and 8GB RAM

According to a new report, OnePlus 5 will feature Qualcomm’s flagship chipset, Snapdragon 835 and 8GB RAM. In addition to that it is rumored to come with a 23MP camera at back with Dual lens setup and a 16MP front facing camera for video calls and Selfie pictures.  

Update: OnePlus 5 Design Leaked in New Pictures 

Sony Officially Announces Sony Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra

The Xperia XA1 is the latest mid-range smartphone featuring Google’s latest Android OS. In size, it measures 145 x 67 x 8mm and weighs 143g. The Xperia XA1 features a 5-inch HD display with curved glass. It is powered by octa core MediaTek P10 processor and 3GB RAM. For multimedia, the Xperia XA1 packs a 23MP Exmor RS camera and an 8MP front facing camera for video calls and Selfie pictures.
 

 

 

The Xperia XA1 comes pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 7 Nougat OS. For storage, it comes with a 32GB built-in memory. In addition to that it comes with a 2300mAh battery with fast charging technology. The Xperia XA1 will be available to purchase in four different colors: White, Black, Gold and Pink. It will go on sale in selected markets in April 2017 for $300.

 

The Xperia XA1 Ultra features a 6-inch Full HD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel, octa core MediaTek Helio P20 processor, 4GB RAM, 23MP Exmor RS camera, 16MP Selfie camera, 32GB/64GB internal memory with support for micro-SD card, 2700mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive charging and Google’s Android 7 Nougat OS. In size, it measures 165 x 79 x 8.1mm and weighs 188g. The Xperia XA1 Ultra will be available to purchase in four different colors: White, Black, Gold and Pink. Stay tuned for more updates.