Xiaomi Mi 6 visits AnTuTu, scores 170,000

#Xiaomi #XiaomiMi6 – Xiaomi Mi 6 visits AnTuTu, scores 170,000 : Xiaomi may take the wraps off its next flagship smartphone as soon as tomorrow. We told you about this development a few hours ago, and it would certainly be an odd introduction if it pans out, because the outing of a new product tomorrow was only confirmed by company execs today. Usually invites for such events are sent out at least a few days in advance.

Anyway, the Mi 6 is continuing to hit various benchmarks in the meantime. We’ve seen it in the GFXBench database last week, and today it’s been spotted at AnTuTu. The prototype that got put through the paces of the benchmark managed to score around 170,000 points, which is certainly a big improvement over the 131,000 that the Mi 5s was able to achieve.

That’s in no small part to do with the fact that the Mi 6 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium. AnTuTu’s information listing for the Xiaomi handset calls it by its codename Sagit, which is in fact the same moniker we’ve seen at GFXBench. That SoC it has makes us certain it’s the Mi 6 in disguise.

As you can see from the image above, AnTuTu confirms that at least one model of the Mi 6 will arrive with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, a 12 MP main camera, and an 8 MP selfie shooter. It has a 1080p touchscreen and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat underneath the latest version of MIUI.

All of these details have previously been outed by GFXBench, so you can pretty much bet on them being the final specs for the Mi 6 – especially if we’re mere hours away from its unveiling. That said, this version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is likely to be the entry-level option. We should see some more variants with more memory and storage, which will command a price premium as you’d expect.

Source : Gsmarena

The Xiaomi Mi 6 will most likely be unveiled tomorrow

#Xiaomi #XiaomiMi6 – The Xiaomi Mi 6 will most likely be unveiled tomorrow : As a result of its devices’ relatively good specs and competitive prices, Xiaomi is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in China, though the brand has been growing in popularity outside the country as well. We’ve been hearing rumors of its newest flagship, the Mi 6, for quite some time now, but a recent string of posts on Xiaomi’s official page on Chinese social networking site Weibo suggests the device will be unveiled tomorrow, April 11.

Starting April 6, Xiaomi has been publishing daily posts dedicated to each of its Mi flagships on its Weibo page, and today it has posted the last of them, the one for the Mi 5. While this isn’t an outright confirmation that the Mi 6 will be announced tomorrow, the timing is weirdly coincidental with a press conference that will be held tomorrow. Moreover, Xiaomi has apparently sent a WeChat message to its fans saying they should expect something tomorrow at noon, further confirming there is a big reveal coming up.

While it may not be as leaky as the Samsung Galaxy S8, we still know quite a lot about the Mi 6. Its processor will most likely be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, though we have also heard rumors of a 821 version as well. The rear camera of the device is said to be a 12 MP dual-camera module with Sony’s IMX 386 sensor, while the front will be a regular 8 MP shooter with IMX 268. There will also apparently be two options memory-wise: a 4GB RAM + 64GB internal memory one, and another with a 6 GB + 128 GB combo.

The screen is said to sport a 5.2-inch panel, though there’s also apparently two versions of that as well: one will have a Quad HD resolution, while the other will top at Full HD instead. It’s not entirely clear whether there will be just two versions of the device, or if Xiaomi will be playing mix-and-match with the specs, but we surely won’t have to wait for long to see. The phone is said to also run Android 7.1.1 and will reportedly be IP68-certified.

The press conference is set for noon Hong Kong time on April 11, which translates to midnight Eastern Time. We’ll make sure to keep you updated if the Mi 6 really does get unveiled tomorrow, though we’re almost certain it will.

Source: Weibo

Nokia 6 White Release Slated In China On April 11; Specs, Features & Prices Specified

#Nokia #Nokia6 – Nokia 6 White Release Slated In China On April 11; Specs, Features & Prices Specified : The Nokia 6 White which was the first Nokia-branded handset that HMD Global unveiled is still Chinese market exclusive. As a matter of fact, the said smartphone will become available for pre-orders in China starting April 11.

According to Phone Arena, the Nokia 6 has been obtainable exclusively in black color. Nevertheless, that scenario seems to change for about a week from now since the Chinese retailer JD.com already publicized that the Nokia 6 White will be offered for purchase on April 11.

The price of Nokia 6 White is similar to its Black color version, but it is anticipated to be tagged at a slightly higher cost in other countries. It can be remembered that the Nokia 6 is priced around $220, but HMD publicized the global model will be sold for €229. Meanwhile, the Arte Black special edition variant will be up for grabs for €299.

Moreover, Droid Report has noted that the Nokia 6 was fist unveiled in January 2017 for the Chinese market. Now, the Nokia 6 White will be available in 64 GB and 32 GB variants and both were equipped with 4 GB of RAM. Nevertheless, the 32 GB model does not sport NFC (near field communication) and Android Play.

Aside from that the Nokia 6 is engineered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 which performs well with navigation and basic chores. Conversely, it has a powerful battery that has surpassed anticipations. Also, this handset has a pair of stereo speakers which is somewhat interesting since it has a reasonable price range.

Unluckily, it is not yet confirmed if the new Nokia 6 White will be accessible in other countries as well. Moreover, the fans who wanted that variant on their hands are advised to wait for further announcements from HMD Global as it will surely deliver information about the availability of the handset soon.

Source : enstarz

LG Releases LG G6 TVC As Samsung Preps Up For Galaxy S8 Launch

#LG #LGG6TVC LG Releases LG G6 TVC As Samsung Preps Up For Galaxy S8 Launch LG has just released a TVC for its G6 smartphone. Coincidentally, the new ad was unveiled less than 24 hours before Samsung’s Galaxy S8 gets launched. This may be a non-malicious timing but a few tech enthusiasts can see through LG’s strategy.

As per GSM Arena, LG only has a few more hours left to savor its spotlight as a 2017 flagship. Come 11 am March 29, the Galaxy S8 will be the talk of the town. With that, the LG G6 may have been provoked to release its official LG G6 ad which can be seen below.

The ad is a short 30-second video but it managed to showcase all the good things that the LG G6 has to offer. This includes its smaller bezel size and weather-proof body. The LG G6’s multi-tasking capability and fast processor have also been shown off. The company also did not fail to boast of its flagship’s photography and videography skills. Lastly, the LG G6’s rear fingerprint scanner was likewise shown off.

With LG’s slogan in the video that says “The Big Screen That Fits Your Hand”, it’s easy to assume that the company wants to take on other flagship phablets on the market, possibly including the 6.2 inches Galaxy S8 Plus. Nevertheless, this new TV ad may just be the first of the series of ads that LG is preparing to release. Fans can expect to see more as the LG G6 approaches more markets.

As for LG G6’s proudest traits, the phone comes with a vivid display resolution of 564 PPI. It is also IP68 certified to be dust and water proof. On top of those, the LG G6 comes with a dual 13 MP rear camera. The phone then comes in three iconic colors of Mystic White, Astro Black, and Ice Platinum. As for the price, the LG G6 is comparable to other flagships like the iPhone, Pixel and Galaxy. As per ZDNet, Verizon’s pricing leaked first at $672. Other carriers followed from T-Mobile’s $650 to AT&T’s $720.

sorce :itechpost

Huawei Honor Magic Review: The Smartphone Of The Future Has Arrived

#huawei #honormagic –Huawei Honor Magic Review: The Smartphone Of The Future Has Arrived: Perhaps the only smartphone that truly lives up to its name is the Huawei Honor Magic. Some of its innovative features are something that has never been seen before. In other words, the Honor Magic is so magical that might as well be a device straight out of the future.

What makes the Honor Magic so magical is the artificial intelligence integrated on the device. The AI, according to CNET, allows the smartphone to be smarter than any other device right now. It responds to physical sensors allowing the Honor Magic to know where it is and recognize the person closest to it. The smartphone can also determine what that person is doing and what he or she will do next.

Forbes cited some examples as to how smart this smartphone and its Magic Live UI can be. If the user likes to listen to Spotify every morning while heading to work, the Honor Magic will eventually change the lock screen shortcut icons to include the Spotify icon. Also, the user can make the handset show notifications on the lock screen once it recognizes the user’s face. This is possible because the Huawei Honor Magic utilizes a front-facing infrared camera as well as a tracking algorithm for the eyes and face to “memorize” the face of the user.

Aside from being magically smart, the Honor Magic also looks good and does other functions well. It comes in golden black or porcelain white, sports a 5-inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, and is powered by a 2,3GHz octa-core Huawei Kirin CPU. The Honor Magic also has 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage, and a 2900mAh battery with a quick charge. The battery can charge up to 70 percent in just 20 minutes. The Honor Magic also has a single home button at the front, a 12MP dual-lens rear camera and an 8MP front-facing one.

The Huawei Honor Magic debuted back in January at the CES 2017 and instantly made some noise. In fact, it was considered one of the best smartphones introduced at the popular tech show along with the likes of the Huawei Mate 9, Blackberry Mercury, Nokia 6 and the Asus Zenfone AR. The Huawei Honor Magic is already available in China and will be made available in U.S. and other parts of the world but there’s no word yet as to when exactly that will be.

source :itechpost

Cortana preview for Android gets a new look in India

#Android #Cortana – Cortana preview for Android gets a new look in India : Cortana for Android users in India are in for a treat with the app’s latest update, which brings a totally revamped UI to the table, among other things. The new look is available now for the Indian English preview version of Cortana (via Android Hits), listed as CoA Preview app on Google Play. This comes shortly after the revamp debuted in the main Cortana app late last year.

Along with some bold new color options, ranging from the default violet to blue, green, and grey, the design has also done away with the hamburger menu. In its place, you’ll find a grid icon with a batch of quick actions for things like checking the weather and your reminders. Microsoft is also claiming this update makes the app much faster overall.

Lastly, this version of the app no supports creating a new account using your phone number and SMS code, which should prove useful for some.

If you live in India, you can check out all of the updates to the Cortana preview on Android by grabbing the latest version from Google Play now.

Thanks to Akhil G. and vaankit21 for the tips!

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Nokia Reimagines 3310; Unveiling 3 Phones During MWC 2017

#Nokia #MWC2017 – Nokia Reimagines 3310; Unveiling 3 Phones During MWC 2017 : The Mobile World Congress is just around the corner. In a few week’s time, the event will kick off in Spain to unveil this year’s mobile device offerings. Meanwhile, Nokia and HMD Global just announced their participation in the said event. And rumor has it that these two companies will be unveiling new phones in addition to an homage to the legendary 3310.

According to VentureBeat, in addition to the Nokia 6, HMD Global will be unveiling two other phone during the MWC event. For those who do not know, Nokia released a new phone a few months ago, the Nokia 6. This Android phone, running on the latest version of the operating system, is equipped with a Snapdragon 430. It is rumored that the other phone, the Nokia 5, will have the same processor but with a smaller system memory. Instead of the 4GB RAM like the Nokia 6, it will only have 2GB of RAM.

In addition to the smaller RAM, the Nokia 5 will also sport a smaller display. The 5.2-inch screen will only have a 720-pixel resolution. On the imaging side, the phone will also get a less superior camera at the back. Instead of the 16-megapixel snapper, the Nokia 5 will get a 12-megapixel image sensor..

Finally, the third phone to be unveiled is the Nokia 3. Rumored to be the cheapest of the three phones, this Android phone will feature further hardware downgrades compared to the first two phones mentioned.

To make the event even more interesting, both companies are now rumored to pay homage to the legendary phone of the past. According to the same report from VentureBeat, the two companies will also unveil a phone reminiscent of the 3310. Only this time, the old-faithful will be reimagined in a totally modern way.

The 3310 is known for its robust build and long lasting battery life. The phone has been used by millions of people over the years and have love it for its nearly indestructible construction. Releasing the phone again will surely bring nostalgia to people who have used it in the past.

At the moment, these new phones are set for the European market. There are no indications yet as to when it will be released to other region, especially North America.

Source : TheBitbag

LG G4 Review: A Fantastic Phone Gets A Huge Discount

#LGG4 #LGG3 – LG G4 Review: A Fantastic Phone Gets A Huge Discount : The LG G3 was one of the most successful smartphones of 2014. It was the first with a QHD display and boasted some of the thinnest bezels ever seen on a phone. It was very popular with users. The LG G4 isn’t just a decent update to an already very good phone, it is now vastly enhanced with superior imaging capabilities, improved battery performance and a stunning refined display. Prices have been cutting down for a while now on the LG G4 and with 2017’s phones launching this year, they could go even lower! LG G4 is not a new flagship and very old, but when you’re saving money and still getting tons of value who would care?

LG G4: Lowest Price This Year

Amazon is retailing the LG G4 at a variety of price points at the lowest at $269.99 for a refurbished unit.If you’re on a budget and want a powerful phone, this is a great option for 2017. The LG G4 was a super solid handset when it was launched, and not much has changed. The handset looks great, performs like a total performer and has a superb camera on the back for capturing pictures and shooting 4K video.

LG G4 Specifications And Features

The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 538 pixels per inch. LG G4 discounted price is now below $300. The LG G4 is fueled by 1.8GHz hexacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. Comes with 3GB of RAM and packs 32GB of internal storage expandable up to 2000GB via a microSD card. As for the camera, the LG G4 sports a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front snapper for selfies. The LG G4 runs Android 5.1. Under the hood is a 3000mAh removable battery.

Source : itechpost

Xiaomi Mi MIX Running Android 7.0 Nougat Spotted in Benchmarks; Update Likely to Start Soon

#XiaomiMiMIX #Android7 – Xiaomi Mi MIX Running Android 7.0 Nougat Spotted in Benchmarks; Update Likely to Start Soon : Xiaomi Mi MIX, a concept smartphone that’s being sold in limited quantities in China, is likely to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update soon.

The Xiaomi smartphone has been spotted running the Android 7.0 Nougat update on a benchmark site. The Xiaomi Mi MIX Android Nougat isn’t exactly a surprise as the Chinese company released an MIUI ROM based on Android 7.0 Nougat for its beta testers in December. The smartphone spotted at the Geekbench Browser benchmark is likely a test unit being tested ahead of the complete rollout. The benchmark was first spotted by GSMArena.

Xiaomi has already confirmed to Gadgets 360 that the Mi MIX smartphone won’t be coming to the Indian market.

Making its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2017, Xiaomi announced a new Mi MIX variant in White colour option.

To refresh, the Xiaomi Mi MIX was unveiled as a limited edition concept smartphone, made in collaboration with French designer Philippe Stark, in October last year. The Xiaomi handset was launched in two variants – 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage priced at CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs. 34,500), and 6GB RAM/ 256GB storage priced at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 39,500).

Xiaomi Mi MIX’s key feature is its near bezel-less display with curved edges on top, and 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Xiaomi smartphone bears a ceramic body. Another highlight of the smartphone is the piezoelectric acoustic ceramic earpiece speaker, as well as the ultrasonic proximity sensor rather than the traditional front-facing infrared sensor.

Some of the specifications of the Mi MIX include a 6.4-inch display which bears a 17:9 aspect, with a 1080×2040 pixels resolution, a pixel density of 362ppi, and a 94-percent NTSC colour gamut. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 4GB or 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The Xiaomi concept smartphone sports 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, an f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. It bears a 5-megapixel front camera.

Source : NDTV

Asus ZenFone 4 Rumors, Specs, & Features Revealed On GFXBench: Snapdragon 820, 6GB RAM & More [Video]

#AsusZenFone #AsusZenFone4 – Asus ZenFone 4 Rumors, Specs, & Features Revealed On GFXBench: Snapdragon 820, 6GB RAM & More [Video] : Asus is reportedly teased to unleash the next-gen ZenFone 3 successor, dubbed the ZenFone 4, in the coming months. The said upcoming device has been spotted recently on Benchmarking site GFXBench, which reveals about its specifications and features. Asus is reportedly planning to unveil its next-gen ZenFone 3 successor, dubbed the ZenFone 4, in the coming months. Now the Asus ZenFone 4 has been surfaced on a benchmarking site and offers a peek into the specs of the imminent handset.

The GXFBench listing for the Asus ZenFone 4 has been shared by the The Android Soul.  According to the GFXBench listing, the Asus ZenFone 4 is said to feature a 5.7-inch Quad HD display. The smartphone will be equipped by a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, clocked at 2.1GHz and will also support 6 GB of RAM.

Asus ZenFone 4 is listed as housing 64 GB of on-board storage and come with pre-loaded Android 7.0 Nougat. The Asus smartphone is also listed having a 21MP primary camera, as well as an 8MP front shooter, according to Tech Times

This is not the first time when details pertaining to the Asus ZenFone 4 have surfaced online. Older rumors point to the handset touting a smaller 5.2-inch FHD display with a 4850 mAh battery. In January, an Asus device that sported the model number X00GD was also spotted on TENAA, the Chinese equivalent of FCC.

Given the battery size of the model on TENAA, it was believed to be a mid-range smarphone in the Asus ZenFone 4 lineup. The listed smartphone also sported an octa-core Snapdragon processor which was clocked at 1.5 GHz. The X00GD was said to boast 2 GB of RAM or 4 GB of RAM. This smartphone also rumored to feature a 12MP primary camera.

The previous leaked specs for the ZenFone 4 do not match the latest benchmark revelations. However some reports suggest that the new spec hint that the smartphone listed on GFXBench might not be the Asus ZenFone 4, but the ZenFone 3 Deluxe. According to BGR, considering the Asus’ tradition, the company is again likely to launch multiple variants of the Asus Zenfone 4 with similar names.

In the coming days we will get to hear more about Asus latest offering. It is highly doubtful that Asus ZenFone 4 will be announced at the MWC, the end of the second quarter seems much more credible. We are absolutely excited to see what other specs and features will Asus equip its new high-end smartphone with.

Source : enstarz