Qualcomm has just unveiled their latest batch of chipsets, the Snapdragon 415, 425, 618, and 620, about time too considering that they’re getting serious competition from the likes of MediaTek and even Samsung’s own Exynos chipset.
There has been a stronger need for Qualcomm to step up their game, especially in the entry-mid range segment where low cost high performance is vital.
From what we can tell from the site, the Galaxy S6 will have a durable body, a screen that reaches on three sides and dual front-facing speakers. We already know that Samsung’s flagship will very likely have a metal body and that three-way screen is going to be curved edges. But based on what we’ve seen so far of leaked images, we’re not sure how front facing speakers would actually fit in given there’s hardly much space on the upper and lower ends of the Galaxy S6.
Rumours so far have also been uncertain whether or not the phone will have a 16 or 20MP camera, but we now know that it will be a 16 megapixel camera with a Sony IMX240 sensor which is the same as the one used on the Galaxy Note 4, but will feature tweaks to the lens and software though we don’t quite know what kind of enhancements yet but it’s possible they have included improvements for low-light imaging.
Sony has announced a 64GB microSD card that’s apparently engineered for better sound quality in it’s bid to further corner the ‘high resolution audio’ market. Not too long ago at CES Sony also introduced a $1,200 Walkman and this memory card is likely built to be a companion accessory for it.
We don’t know how exactly a card like this would work but the Japanese electronics giant claims that this audiophile-friendly memory card is quieter than the rest by producing less electrical noise when reading data. The SR-64HXA is a Class 10 microSDXC card of which Sony has already been selling elsewhere for more reasonable prices at lower capacities. Doesn’t seem like anyone else has come up with such a card but if you’re willing to go for standard faire there’s plenty of cheaper cards you could gun for.
The new card will sell at a price of a whopping 18,500 yen (about RM 567) will hit the stores in Japan on March 5th.
Six more days before the Galaxy S6 is unveiled at Samsung Unpacked 2015. If you’re getting impatient with the official teasers, here’s a clearer look of the next Galaxy flagship thanks to US telco T-Mobile.
Ahead of the official launch, they have started its registration of interest with a side profile of the device. With a curve edge display, this is likely to be the Galaxy S6 Edge variant. Confirming what was speculated earlier, the Edge variant won’t be flowing fully to the sides like the current Galaxy Note Edge. This leaves enough space to place a side mounted volume rocker and in this instance, a power button on the right side of the device.
We’ll find out more this coming Sunday (Monday 1:30AM Malaysian Time) and you can watch it live on their official YouTube channel.
Samsung’s second gen Galaxy Tab S tablet is currently in the works, with the tablet to steal the crown of the thinnest by being even thinner than the Dell Venue 8 7000 who had previously stolen Apple’s iPad Air 2 ‘s throne. Measuring in at 5.4mm thin, it’s a whole lot skinnier than the iPad Air 2’s 6.1mm and the Venue 8 7000’s 6.0mm.
HTC will be going head on with Samsung this coming Sunday as they will reveal its new One flagship smart phone. With less than a week left, any leaks on the One M9 should be pretty close to the final product.
Now the folks from MobileGeeks apparently has gotten hold of what claims to be the official press images of the HTC One M9. It resembles very closely to the initial leaked photos that looked similar to the existing One M8.