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Samsung Galaxy S10 Top 5 Rumors

Samsung is yet to announce its flagship this year, the Galaxy S10 but as always, information are leaked here and there to build up rumors and speculations. Being the company’s tenth flagship device, we can expect it to be grand in many ways especially that last year’s S9 performed below expectations sales-wise.

While there have already been a lot of leaked information being passed around about the Galaxy S10, nothing has been confirmed yet. So, in this post, I will give you the Galaxy S10 top 5 rumors that surfaced in the last few days.

3 Galaxy S10 models

After the S5, Samsung released at least two models of its flagship year after year. In fact, it released 3 variants of the S6 in 2015, followed by 2 variants of S7, S8 and S9. This year, we can expect that there will at least, two variants Samsung’s flagship; the Galaxy S10, which is the main model; and the Galaxy S10+, a large-screen model.

But recent rumors suggest that the company could be releasing 3 models to take on Apple’s iPhone XR. Either it will be named Galaxy S10E or S10 Lite which is apparently the cheaper version.

Skipping the notch

2018 was the year of the notch and it was Apple’s fault. Samsung hated the idea and you may have seen an ad or two, funded by the company, mocking that infamous notch. So, there is no way it would adopt such design because doing so will be a big insult to the company. That’s the reason why we believe that the “Infinite O” display would be realized. The Galaxy S10 will have narrow bezel and there would be a pinhole cutout on the screen where the front camera is.

The Galaxy S10+ would have an oblong cutout on the screen as rumors suggest it would sport two front-facing cameras. But definitely no notch!

Huge batteries

With the Note 7 fiasco, the trust in Samsung’s devices has been in its record low that’s why it skipped Note 8 and went straight to Note 9 saying the battery of the device no longer explodes. There haven’t been any confirmed reports after several months so it means the company found out what the real problem was and fixed it.

Now, it’s time to give the new devices batteries with higher capacity with the S10 rumored to be sporting 3,100mAh and 4,100mAh for the S10+. If it is true, then you would have a phone with almost the same battery capacity as most of the tablets today.

Snapdragon 855 chipset

There’s no official word yet but this is almost confirmed considering the fact that last year’s flagship used Qualcomm’s latest chipset that time–the Snapdragon 845. The Snapdragon 855 will practically power most of Android flagship devices this year. It comes with X24 LTE Cat.20 modem with speeds that can peak up to 2Gbps. We would know if S10 is capable of 5G speeds if it will come with Snapdragon X50 modem.

Basing on this fact, S10 may still have a fingerprint scanner, quick charge function (and even reverse charging function), faster performance, vivid display, and longer battery life.

Galaxy S10 release date

This isn’t a rumor anymore as Samsung announced that the next Unpacked event will be on February 20 in San Francisco. That’s the day the Galaxy S10 will be officially announced or launched together with other information the company wants to share with its consumers.

Pre-orders may be opened after a few days and looking at the company’s habit in releasing its devices, it would take about 2 to 3 weeks from the launch before new devices are released. So the shipping may begin in the 2nd week of March.

There you have it! Those are the top 5 rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S10 we know about. Please note that these information haven’t been confirmed but leaked out to build up the hype around the device.

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Samsung initially considered a ‘Galaxy S8 Plus’ model with a 6-inch display and stylus on board

As per a fresh report out of news outlets, #Samsung was torn between several different display sizes for the #GalaxyS8. A new report is mentioning that the Korean manufacturer even considered the possibility of using a stylus on board the new flagship, and calling it the “Galaxy S8 Plus”. While this plan apparently hasn’t gone through, there’s still some doubt on the kind of display that Samsung intends to use with its new flagship.

Many are suggesting that the Galaxy S8 or the S8 Plus will have a 6-inch display on board. If rumors about the company trimming down the bezel space around the device is true, then a 6-inch display could well feature on the next Samsung flagship.

For now, though, it seems like the jury is still out on what display size the company will end up with. It won’t be a surprise if the base model will have a 5.5-inch display and the high-end or the “Plus” model will end up sporting a 6-inch panel. What do you think about these choices?

Source: Naver – Translated

Via: Pocketnow

Samsung to get rid of the physical home button and capacitive keys with the Galaxy S8

Galaxy S8 Bezels

Galaxy S8 Bezels

As per a new rumor, #Samsung will scrap the physical home buttons on the #GalaxyS8, thus offering more space for the display. This could, in turn, mean that the handset will have slimmer front bezels, allowing Samsung to get a lot more out of the space. What about the fingerprint scanner? Well, if rumors are accurate, the company could use the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner which can be hidden beneath the display panel.

Fans and experts have been asking Samsung to ditch the physical home button for quite some time now, and it seems like the Galaxy S8 might finally be the device to do it. Bear in mind that this is still a rumor, so it would be wise to take it with a large dosage of salt. Rumors have claimed that the Galaxy S8 will be unveiled sometime in March with availability stretching to April. Given the kind of heat Samsung faced for the Galaxy Note 7, it makes sense for the company to do its due research before bringing out another flagship.

Source: Bloomberg

Via: GSM Arena

Some more stylus enabled Chromebooks could be on the cards

Samsung Chromebook Pro

Samsung Chromebook Pro

The #Samsung #ChromebookPro is a stylus enabled #Chromebook. Many assumed that this would be one of a kind and that it was sort of an experiment. But that doesn’t seem to be the case with internal Chromium commits hinting that there could be more on the way, especially ones with Wacom made digitizers. While Samsung is currently one of the only names in modern stylus tech, it wouldn’t surprise us if more companies followed suit.

Bear in mind that this is still an internal commit and Google is yet to fully acknowledge this. So it could take some time before we see this becoming a trend among Chromebooks. Stylus support will certainly attract those who seek to get more out of their notebooks. Given that the Surface series of hybrids already support this tech, it makes sense for Google to take this route. Do you like the idea of stylus enabled Chromebooks? Sound off below.

Source: Chromium

Via: Android Headlines

Upcoming Nokia flagship rumored to be packing Quad HD display and Carl Zeiss camera

Nokia P1

Nokia P1

According to a new report, the upcoming #Nokia smartphone will be something to seriously watch out for. It is being said that the device will come with a Quad HD display on board, accompanied by a Snapdragon 820 SoC. It’s just as likely that the company will go with the Snapdragon 821 as that’s the latest chipset offered by Qualcomm.

It is yet to be seen as to when this mystery Nokia flagship will break cover, but reports have pegged the handset to launch by December or January. Keeping in line with Nokia’s heritage, it is being said that the device will feature Carl Zeiss branded camera lens on the back, which we’ve seen on multiple Nokia flagships in the past. Camera performance is an area where Nokia has always been ahead of the curve, so we won’t be surprised to see this feature incorporated in the new flagship as well.

It’s still early days, so we can’t say for sure if these features will actually be seen on the Nokia flagship, so take this report with a pinch of salt for the time being. The report originally emerged from a Chinese source.

Source: Android Soul

Via: Phone Arena

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) could be water-resistant

Galaxy A7

According to a new report, Samsung’s 2017 iteration of the #GalaxyA7 is going to be a showstopper in terms of internal hardware. One of the key features being rumored in this new report is the presence of IP68 water/dust resistance, which is only seen on the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge right now. This indicates that Samsung is willing to bring this particular feature to its mid-ranged offerings as well.

Further, the smartphone will apparently feature a 5.7-inch 1080p display (up from 5.5-inches on the 2016 model), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, the octa-core Exynos 7880 SoC, Android 6.0 or Android 7.0, and a 3,600 mAh battery. On the camera front, Samsung is apparently going to use a 16-megapixel sensor on the front and the back respectively, thus making this a true powerhouse in the mid-ranged market segment.

We still don’t have much knowledge about the release of the Galaxy A7 (2017), but it is hoped that the smartphone will be unveiled before the end of the year.

Via: Sam Mobile

OnePlus 3T could be announced on November 14

OnePlus 3 Gold

OnePlus 3 Gold

The #OnePlus3 is a pretty stellar flagship. However, stocks have been relatively slim since the device was announced. It is said that this is due to the shortages in the AMOLED panels. This triggered rumors that the company would announce a newer model with an LCD panel to address the supply issues. A new rumor is now claiming that this device, known as the OnePlus 3T, will be announced by the company on the 14th of November, which is a little over a week from now.

The OnePlus top brass has categorically rejected the notion that the company would switch to LCD panels with its future flagship, thus indicating that the company will not compromise on quality. So what new features can the customers expect from the OnePlus 3T? Well, for starters, the device could be equipped with the Snapdragon 821 chipset, while the OnePlus 3 uses the Snapdragon 820 SoC on board. The storage could also be bumped to 128GB, making it more of an upgrade compared to the OnePlus 3.

Bear in mind that this is still a rumor, so we’re taking this with a grain of salt and suggest you do the same.

Source: Weibo

Via: Phone Arena

Report: LG Pay to have MST support



Taking a cue out of Samsung’s books, #LG has apparently decided to include MST or Magnetic Secure Transmission support with #LGPay, which will be compatible with standard payment terminals where NFC isn’t available. This is a good move by the Korean manufacturer, especially since the proposed White Card idea has hit a roadblock, which led to the delay of LG Pay’s release.

It is further being said that LG Pay could finally debut with the LG G6 next year, which is still some distance away. Traditionally, we’ve seen LG trying its hand at practically everything that its competitors have tried, so this should barely come as a surprise. However, LG Pay’s delay might hurt the company a little given the dwindling sales of its flagships and the incompatibility with older hardware.

Do you think LG Pay has what it takes to make an impact on the market, given how Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay are currently struggling?

Source: ET News

Via: Pocketnow

Samsung claims the Galaxy S8 will have an improved camera on board

Galaxy S8

The #Samsung #GalaxyNote7 might have seen an untimely demise, but it’s quite clear that the company’s focus is currently on the #GalaxyS8. The company’s vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong has just mentioned that the upcoming flagship will be “slick” and feature an “improved camera” on board. The Galaxy S8 is one of the most anticipated handsets in the company’s history, especially after the Note 7 debacle.

There is no doubt in our minds that the company will do all that’s required to turn things around. I’m personally looking forward to the Galaxy S8 considering the kind of hype there is around the device. If the hype is indeed true, the Galaxy S8 might just put Samsung back on track.

It’s interesting to note that Lee Jae-yong is supposed to be the next chairman of the company, so these words coming from him could hold significant weight in the mobile division’s decision-making. It’s still early days, though, so we’re not going to come to conclusions about the yet to be released Galaxy S8.

What do you expect to see from the new Galaxy flagship?

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Via: SamMobile

Google’s Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches expected to launch by early 2017

Android Wear

While early rumors had predicted that #Google would reveal the new refresh of #AndroidWear along with the new #Pixel phones, we didn’t quite get to see that. Well, it seems like we have some more waiting to do with a rumor claiming that these new smartwatches will be unveiled by early 2017.

According to @evleaks, Google is planning to release two wearables codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish. These smartwatches will be equipped with the Google Assistant smart voice assistant, thus bringing uniformity across multiple Google products.

These are early rumors, of course, so nothing can be said with certainty at this point. However, considering what we’ve seen from Google so far, nothing would be surprising anymore. Frankly, Android Wear has been waiting for a refresh for quite some time now, so Google could really help its cause with the new Android Wear 2.0 platform. What do you think?

Source: @evleaks – Twitter

Via: Techno Buffalo

Unknown OnePlus handset spotted in Chinese listing

OnePlus 3

With plenty of speculation surrounding #OnePlus and its alleged plans to cease the production of the #OnePlus3, a new leak seems to be giving credence to the notion. A listing on 3C, which is a Chinese device certification site, has revealed a mystery OnePlus handset. While not much is known about the device itself, we can tell that this is from OnePlus.

So what could this device have in store? Well, we have already heard rumors about the OnePlus 3 Plus and the OnePlus 3S, so it’s possible that this could be that handset. It has been rumored that OnePlus is having trouble procuring the AMOLED display panels required for the OnePlus 3. This gave birth to the speculation that the company will switch to LCD panels with a new device.

However, it’s important to note that OnePlus’ top brass has categorically denied any such ideas, going on to say that the OnePlus 3 will continue to sell in the market. But companies are seldom open about new phones, which leads us to believe that there might be something here. But as always, we suggest you take this report with a grain of salt.

Source: myDrivers

Via: Android Headlines

Rumor claims the Galaxy S8 will come with a 4K display and Viv AI support

Galaxy S8

With the #GalaxyNote7 officially seeing its demise, #Samsung now has its hopes clinging on to the Galaxy S8, which is expected to launch early next year. Given the controversy surrounding the Galaxy Note 7, some early reports speculated that the handset will be launched sooner than expected to take some heat off the device. We’re now hearing that the company might be looking to bundle the recently acquired Viv artificial intelligence client along with the Galaxy S8, suggesting that the company will leave no stone unturned in making this a successful device.

The rumor also reaffirms previous reports that had pegged a 4K display to be onboard the upcoming Samsung flagship. As for Viv, the service is created by the makers of Apple’s Siri voice assistant. But Viv is a notch ahead of the competition given that it can learn on its own overtime and improve itself. Further, it is capable of understanding a wide set of queries, which is a big improvement over conventional voice assistants.

Keeping all these factors into account, we will certainly be excited to see the Viv AI assistant making its way to the upcoming Galaxy flagship. What do you think?

Source: Weibo

Via: Android Headlines

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature a bezel-less full screen design

Galaxy S7 - Gold

Galaxy S7 - Gold

Samsung’s #GalaxyS8 is becoming more frequent in the news cycle as the days pass. It was initially said that Samsung was going to release the device earlier than scheduled to take the market’s mind off the device. A new report is talking about some drastic changes in the design and functionality so as to mark a complete departure from the Galaxy Note 7.

A Korean media outlet claims that Samsung is developing a “full-screen” design for the Galaxy S8, one that has practically no bezels on the top or bottom, making it a pretty unique device. The smartphone will apparently feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830 chipset, a 4K resolution display, 6GB of RAM and more, perhaps with Android 7.1 Nougat on board.

Keeping these rumored hardware specs in mind, it seems like the Galaxy S8 might prove to be a beast in the mobile industry, which might be the need of the hour for the company after the bad PR that the Galaxy Note 7 received.

Source: ET News

Via: Pocketnow

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S8 to sport a beastly 30MP camera and a built-in projector

Galaxy S8

With #Samsung just managing to get itself back on its feet after the Galaxy Note 7, we’re hearing some exciting rumors with regards to the #GalaxyS8. While some of these rumored specs sound downright ridiculous, we can’t count them out, given how surprising tech companies can be, especially in the mobile industry.

The rumor claims that Samsung’s new flagship will feature a 5.2-inch 4K display, the Snapdragon 830 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of internal storage, and a 4,200 mAh battery. The handset is also rumored to be packing retina and fingerprint scanners on board, which is not much of a surprise given that the Galaxy Note 7 also has them on board.

What’s really surprising, however, is the mention of a built-in projector. While this isn’t something that we write off from phones (Moto Z’s projector Moto Mod comes to mind), it’s still a stretch in our books. Further, the phone is expected to be packing a gargantuan 30-megapixel rear camera with OIS while the front will supposedly have a 9-megapixel camera.

That’s quite a lot to take in. Do you think a phone like this could come out of Samsung’s sheds next year? Sound off below.

Source: Weibo

Via: Tech Radar