Hey, someone tell bestbuy that the HTC One (M9) launch isn’t until this afternoon. This listing has appeared overnight, and it seems to contain either official imagery or good “guesswork” based on the leaks we’ve seen so far. The specs are also listed and the handset is stated to have a 5″ Super LCD3 (1920 x 1080) with a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 CPU, 3GB RAM with the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. It’s got the usual WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and 4G LTE speed.
Also included is 32GB internal memory and comes with a microSD slot for another 128GB of storage. Those cameras are listed as being a 20 megapixel front-facing selfie cam and the HTC UltraPixel 4 megapixel rear camera.
Oh, and it’s listed at $649.99, which is £422.
As usual, we’ll be on site live this afternoon to get you a hands-on with the new device and our thoughts. The fun starts at 3PM UK time, 4PM CET. Be here for the live feed, Twitter updates and video from the event.
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See folks, it’s not just me putting brand-new phones face-down on the floor to take shots. These images of the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have just leaked out over at xda-developers. A member called graaler, who doesn’t appear to have posted anything else, has uploaded a couple of screenshots.. of pictures.. to the forum.
These shots, if in indeed they are real, show that Samsung will be launching two versions of the S6, with the Edge variant getting a “dual curved-edge display”, unlike the Galaxy Note Edge, which only had one corner display. From these shots, however, we can only really see one edge, not the other, so the jury is out.
The pictures aren’t the highest quality, so we’ve zoomed in as far as we dare on the shots below. Looking again it does look like there is indeed two sloping edges on the Edge version..
We’ll be hitting Barcelona soon enough to report on the Samsung event at Mobile World Congress live and direct, so don’t go anywhere and be sure to whack that Twitter button to follow every twist and turn of the event.
The post Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge pictures leak is original content from Coolsmartphone.
HTC isn't the only mobile company having trouble keeping its 2015 flagship phone under wraps. XDA-Developers forum member reefur has posted photos of what's believed to be a prototype Samsung Galaxy S6 for AT&T. The tipster was understandably worried about giving it a spin, but he notes that this handset is "pretty slim" and more upscale than Galaxy S phones of the past. In addition to the expected metal frame, Samsung's usual plastic backing has been replaced with glass à la the iPhone 4 and Nexus 4 -- don't drop this, folks. There also doesn't appear to be either a removable battery or a microSD card slot, which is bound to disappoint some fans if this is what shows up at Samsung's March 1st event. %Gallery-slideshow268689%
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Yesterday, French blog NowhereElse.fr pointed us to a few curious images of a purported protective case for an ‘iPad Pro,’ originated from a Chinese accessory vendor which makes iPad Air cases.
The sleek black case clearly shows cutouts for a rear-facing camera, Lightning connector, volume rocker, microphone, mute switch and power button.
However, the cutouts for stereo speakers believed to be located at the top and bottom of the device are nowhere to be seen. Big media has asserted that the oversized iPad will rock a screen measuring either 12.2 or 12.9 inches and one analyst believes the device may include an optional stylus for the creative types.... Read the rest of this post here
"Another purported iPad Pro case leaks" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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Follow the Apple rumor cycle and you'll notice that accessory makers play an important role in leaks -- some of them "borrow" factory blueprints to produce cases and other add-ons for iPhones and iPads that are still weeks away from launch. Well, the crew at 1 Infinite Loop is apparently fed up with these companies spoiling the surprise. Sources for 9to5Mac claim that Apple made key accessory producers sign agreements preventing them from getting design details from anyone besides Apple itself. If the firms give into the temptation and ship leak-based products, Apple warns of "penalties" that could include refusing to stock the offending goods at its stores.
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Motorola's tactic when launching last year's Moto E was to let it appear on Brazilian retailer FastShop for a few hours, and then whip it away as soon as people began to notice. Looks like it's another case of history repeating with the refreshed version of the low-end handset, with a listing popping up on Best Buy only to disappear shortly afterward. If the since-pulled listing can be believed, however, then the device is about to get around $30 cheaper and significantly more powerful than the 2014 vintage.
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Via: PocketNow, Pocket-lint
Source: Best Buy (Pulled), Android Police
Chinese website iFanr on Friday posted a series of claimed photographs said to depict a display for Apple’s rumored MacBook Air redesign featuring a twelve-inch Retina screen display assembly with black glass cover and a polished Apple logo.
Earlier in the month, Taiwanese trade publication learned that Apple supplier Quanta Computer had begun ramping up production of the upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air ahead of launch sometime in the first quarter of 2015.... Read the rest of this post here
"Claimed photos of 12″ MacBook Air display assembly surface" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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According to @upleaks Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC is working on a mid-range handset dubbed the Desire 626.
From the leaked images, the Desire 626 looks very similar to HTC’s current mid-range Desire handset the 826.
However, the Desire 626 will sport considerably less powerful internals, which includes :-
- 5-inch 720p display.
- 1.7Ghz octa-core processor from MediaTek.
- 2GB Ram
- 16 GB Internal Storage.
- 13MP rear camera.
- 5MP front shooter.
- 2,000mAh battery.
Shipping with Android 4.4 out of the box, but set to receive the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop down the line. The toned down internals means that the Desire 626 should be quite a bit cheaper than the Desire 826.
Source Upleaks via twitter
The post HTC Desire 626 specs leaked is original content from Coolsmartphone.
There’s always a fine line just before a big phone launch. For a start, we never know if..
a) The leaks are made “accidentally on purpose” to increase the hype around the phone.
b) If the phone we’re seeing here is actually a dummy, prototype or perhaps a concept design someone made for an earlier handset.
Here’s some more shots (to add to these) of the next top-end HTC phone (apparently) that we’ll see unveiled (maybe) at the HTC event in Barcelona. These clearer shots, handed over in the dead of night by a man in a dark coat to Phandroid.com, show that the design of the HTC One handsets really isn’t going to change a great deal in this new version. Now, if this is the real final design and we’re not just being led up the garden path, it could be a good or a bad thing depending which side of that (garden?) fence you’re sitting on. Personally, I know of a couple of people who have upgraded their HTC One M7 to an M8, only to go and sell the M8 on eBay and keep on using the older M7 – just because it’s well built and hasn’t really aged a great deal.
So, what can we tell from these latest M9 shots? Well, it’s definitely the back that’s changed the most, with a square camera assembly and a slight shift of the power and volume buttons from the previous model. The specs are now also pretty much confirmed – an octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU with the Adreno 430 GPU, 3GB RAM, Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and the HTC Sense 7.0 UI, a 5″ 1080p display, 20.7 megapixel rear camera and the HTC UltraPixel selfie camera.
Announcement coming in just a few weeks from now and, don’t forget, we’ll have the biggest team ever in Barcelona to give you the most all-conquering converge you’ve ever seen.. baby.
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Leak happens, and poor HTC might have just become the first victim out of the MWC lot this year. What we're looking at here are two alleged spyshots of the company's upcoming flagship, the "Hima" aka "M9," courtesy of Nowhereelse.fr, who has since removed the images. While the French blog has a mixed record of credibility when it comes to leaks, we're struggling to find signs of tampering in these photos, but that's not to say we're convinced just yet.
For one, the amusingly large camera hump on the back (remember the M8 Prime?) is a total eyesore on the familiar-looking but seemingly slimmer body; and it even reminds us of the Huawei Ascend Mate 7's own imager. If real, then HTC better have a very good justification for this. Maybe some love for a stealthy optical zoom feature? Or a larger sensor for bigger pixels? As for the pseudo-depth-sensing camera normally positioned at the top, the tipster may have cropped it out just to irritate us all.
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Source: Nowhereelse.fr, Bloomberg