The Zenfone series is ASUS surprising breakthrough in the smart phone segment, propelling themselves from zero to Malaysia’s #3 smart phone brand in 2015. Not to rest on its laurels, they are about to replicate the same formula for its tablets, offering high-end features and experience in an affordable price range.
According to recent leaks, ASUS is coming up with a new ZenPad series that’s expected to run on Intel’s new Atom processors.
When GST came into effect on 1st April, Malaysian consumers were up in arms over the extra 6% charge on prepaid reloads. There was mass confusion as Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan retorted that there shouldn’t be any price increase. The fact is prepaid services should have been taxed with service charge which the telcos have been absorbing all these while. There’s no running away from GST as even postpaid users have always been paying the extra 6% tax on their monthly bills.
After taking charge of the prepaid reload issue, Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek has finally announced a solution which would hopefully put the matter to rest.
Google and Nestle have partnered up in the past, lending the name of the popular snack to the Android 4.4 KitKat OS. To celebrate 80 years of Nestle’s KitKat and 10 years of YouTube they are once again teamed up to slap the “YouTube Break” logo on 600,000 limited edition wrappers.
Looking very tankish and tough, images of what is very likely the Samsung Galaxy S6 active have surfaced thanks to an anonymous tipster.
The smartphone is likely to have the same specs as the Samsung Galaxy S6, with the smartphone likely to go by the model number SM-G890A. Specs include a 5.1 inch QHD Super AMOLED screen, Exynos 7420 processor, humongous 3,500mAh battery and a 16 megapixel rear camera with a 5 megapixel front camera.
It’s looking quite likely that the S6 Active won’t have a fingerprint scanner because of it’s chunky buttons but the previous version of the Active didn’t have the feature either so it’s no surprise. The heart rate monitor and camera are positioned similarly to the regular Galaxy S6 but the loudspeaker has been re-positioned to it’s rear.
The phone practically looks ready to hit the market but there hasn’t been official word of a release date as of yet.
By the looks of it, the Tab S2 will be sporting a metal rim as well as a physical home button as well as a power button and a volume rocker on top of a microSD and SIM card slot. The home button could possibly be a fingerprint scanner as well.
Rumoured specs for the device include a super AMOLED 2048 x 1536 display, 64-bit Exynos processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage with Android 5.0 out of the box. The tablet is also expected to have a 8 megapixel rear camera with a 2.1 megapixel front shooter and Cat.6 LTE support.
@Onleaks also reports that the tablet may not be as skinny as originally thought, as it’s rumoured to be around 5.8 to 5.9 mm at it’s thickest point when previously it was speculated that the 8 inch model of the Tab S2 would be around 5.4 to 5.5mm thick.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is more or less expected to make it’s debut in June and should come in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi and 3G flavours.
Last week we had leaked specs of the next generation of Moto X and now it looks like the phone will be packing a 16 megapixel camera with OIS.
Xiaomi announced Mi Note Pro not too long ago, with the Mi 4i launching in India earlier last month, it’s pretty clear that the company has more devices to roll out as evidenced by a pretty massive leak that reveals four more Mi phones to be introduced later this year.
The watch will be Samsung’s first round smartwatch and will also be the brand’s first wearable to use a rotating bezel ring to interact with the device. Other details about the smartwatch is that there will be two variants of the device, a crown shaped power button and wireless charging. It will also be running on Tizen and very likely one of Samsung’s Exynos chips as well.
Unfortunately, Samsung has never really stated when it will launch the Gear A, but since Samsung has a habit of launching it’s smartwatches alongside flagship devices there’s a fairly high chance it will either make it’s debut with the Note 5 or show up sometime later this year, as sources claim that the delays are for the sake of ensuring the product is not rushed in development.
Still, this is mostly hearsay and should be treated as such till more details about the watch surface.
With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge out of the way, it is obvious that Samsung is working on the Galaxy Note 5 as their next big thing. Like the past Galaxy Note launches, the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 should be making its debut at IFA 2015 that’s happening in early September.
The folks at Sammobile had acquired a few interesting details of the upcoming flagship phablet. Unlike the Galaxy Note 4, there would be only one variant for the Galaxy Note 5 which possibly means that there won’t be a unit running on Snapdragon 810 or 820 processor. The display of the standard Galaxy Note 5 would be a flat screen that pushes either 2K (Quad HD) or 4K resolution.
Despite tests and complaints from the industry in general Snapdragon producer Qualcomm has repeatedly denied that their chip tends to run a lot hotter than they claim.