Motorola’s Moto Z2 Play Just Got Leaked

Many Moto smartphones are set to be released this year and there have been many leaks regarding them. Now Moto Z2 Play has joined the list. Its render images that show it from all angels have allegedly been leaked online.

The images have been leaked by TechnoBuffalo and they show the Moto Z2 Play from te front, back and the side. The smartphone looks like the powerhouse predecessor of Moto Z Play. The camera design is seen jutting out from the back protected by a metal ring on the edges. The power and volume buttons are both placed on the right edge of the smartphone. The Moto Z2 Play has front Flash and Moto logo in the center on the back. It also has the connected pins at the back bringing support for Moto Mods.

Credit: TechnoBufflow

Another detail has been launched via the images. The display of the phone shows June 8. This could mean that the Moto Z2 Play could be launching on this date. This is purely speculation and could be false too. No Specifications have been leaked but in terms of design, the smartphone is definitely an upgrade.

Moto is also reported to be working on the very affordable C series and the first smartphones to be leaked from this series are Moto C and Moto C Plus.

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Everything We Know About Upcoming Vivo V5s -A Selfie Focused Phone

Vivo V5s will launch on 27 April in India. The smartphone is an upgrade to the V5 that was unveiled previously. The company has sent out media invites for the launch of the V5s which is being unveiled with the hashtag #PerfectSelfie.

Vivo V5s will sport a 5.5 inch Full HD display with a 2.5D glass on top. It will be powered by a MediaTek MT6750 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. Vivo V5 will run on Android 6.0, and the company’s FunTouch OS overlay. The internal storage is expected to be 64GB. The smartphone is expected to come with dual-SIM support and pack a 3,000 mAh battery. It will sport a 20MP front camera with a Sony IMX376 sensor with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. The rear camera is expected to be 13MP with PDAF and f/2.2 aperture.

The front camera of V5 was dubbed as Moonlight camera by Vivo as it could take selfies in dim light owing to its front Flash. This feature will be present in V5s as well. The smartphone will feature a unibody design and Fingerprint Sensor too.

The Vivo V5 is priced at Rs 17,980 in India. It is a decent phone for those who wish to click a lot of pictures with their phones. The rear camera is also good and clicks good pictures in dim and low light conditions.

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HTC is Making a ‘Squeezable’ Smartphone Named HTC U11

In the last few days, there have been leaks regarding HTC’s flagship and we have an idea of what to expect. The flagship is codenamed Ocean and will be called HTC U. Now, a new report suggests that the name will be followed by a numeral and it will be called HTC U 11.

Tipster Evan Blass reported that the phone will be Named HTC U 11 a day after it was teased by the company. The naming will work in two ways, U signifies that it is a part of the U series and 11 makes it the successor of HTC 10.

Blass reported that the smartphone will come in five colors; white, black, blue, red, and silver. The HTC U 11 is expected to sport top end specifications including the Edge Sense feature. This feature was seen in a video we can see a couple pressing the edge of the smartphone to bring what looks like a quick-launcher menu. They are then seen rubbing and tapping the side to scroll through the menu and select an app.

Edge sense will be the highlight of HTC U 11. In it, the smartphone features sensitive edges which you can touch, squeeze or swipe to perform tasks such as opening an app or other such functions. Based on the recent leaks we suspect that the sensors will be placed in the lower half of the frame of the phone, right where a person grips it.

About the specifications, we know that HTC U will have dual SIM support and it will feature a 5.5-inch QHD Display with Gorilla Glass 5 on top. It is will run on Android 7 Nougat and be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM options.

HTC U is expected to be a selfie focused phone with 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 sensor at the back and a 16-megapixel IMX351 sensor over at the front. It will have either 64 GB or 128 GB RAM depending upon the RAM. The battery is expected to be 3000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0. And the connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2

HTC U will feature dual speakers on top and bottom and the USB Type-C port present will support HTC’s USonic earphones. Video and image capture will get a boost with Smart Video Zoom support and real-time HDR scene detection, as well as four microphones embedded in the phone to record 3D audio or Hi-Res audio. The smartphone is expected to be unveiled on 16 May.

READ NEXT: New Motorola Moto X Just Got Leaked (Again)

New Motorola Moto X Just Got Leaked (Again)

Last month live images of Moto X had been leaked, and now again there have been leaks regarding it. In these leaks, we can see the device from various angles and understand the design of the phone more clearly.

The images have been leaked by SlashLeaks (found on Weibo). The smartphone has dual camera setup with camera design similar to that of Moto Z. It has an oval fingerprint sensor on the front. The smartphone features Flash support for the front camera too. The Moto logo is on the back and the images feature antenna lines on the back. There are dual speaker grilles and USB Type-C port on the bottom and 3.5 mm audio jack on top.

We know from previous rumors that the Moto X will feature a 5.5 inch Full HD display and be powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM. There will be 32 GB internal storage and a 13 MP back camera.

The smartphone is expected to be launched soon but there has been no announcement of the official date of release yet by Lenovo. Judging by the specification and design we expect Moto X to be a budget friendly phone aimed at the budget oriented market.

READ NEXT: Google May Add an Ad-Blocker To Chrome Soon

Google May Add an Ad-Blocker To Chrome Soon

In a very surprising move, Google may introduce native ad blocking on its browser on both mobile and desktop platforms. The search giant is known to make a lot of money from advertising itself. People familiar with the matter say that this step is done to keep other ad blocking tools in check. This will be a welcome news for Android users as the browsers version for Android doesn’t support ad blocking natively or as an extension.

Google is planning to introduce ad blocking feature on Chrome which can be switched on by default to block those ads that have been listed as unacceptable by the users as per a list released by released by Coalition for Better Ads last month, as per a report by WSJ. According to the released list by the industry group, ad types including “pop-up ads, prestitial ads, ads with density greater than 30%, flashing animated ads, auto-play video ads with sound, poststitial ads with countdown, full-screen scrollover ads, and large sticky ads” were described to be “beneath the initial Better Ads Standard.”

Google has taken this step to introduce native ad blocking with the aim to deal with third party ad blocking tools, people familiar with the matter told WSJ. By releasing its own ad blocking tool Google aims at stopping people from installing other tools as extensions.

It should be entitled that Google is a part of “Acceptable Ads” program by Eyeo GmbH (the company behind popular AdBlock Plus tool) that allows ads to appear on browsers. Considering Googles popularity if it introduces this feature then it may pose a big problem for all the third party ad blocking tools. Apple had enabled ad blocking on its mobile operating system with iOS 9 in 2015.

This move will be a relief to the Android users as preloaded Chrome app is a popular choice for the users and with it comes popups and download requests, often malicious. Google is long overdue in the implementation of ad blocking tools.

READ NEXT: Xiaomi Just Launched The Mi 6 With 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 835 and Dual Rear Cameras

Xiaomi Just Launched The Mi 6 With 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 835 and Dual Rear Cameras

Mi 6 has finally been launched by Xiaomi at a Beijing event.  The Mi 6 is available in Black, White and Blue colors and will go on sale on April 28 at 10 am CST (7:30 am IST).

Price and Variants

There are three variants of Mi 6 at this point.  The 6 GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage is priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 23,500), the 6 GB RAM  + 128 GB internal memory is priced at CNY 2,899 (roughly Rs. 27,000).  Apart from these two variants a third variant has been launched called the Mi 6  Ceramic has been launched.  It is available in Black color and Features four-side curved ceramic body and 18K gold-plated camera rims at the back. It has been priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 28,000). It has 6 GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage.

At the event, a Silver edition was also announced which will feature sport four-sided 3D curves and an ultra reflective mirror finish.

Specifications

The Xiaomi Mi 6 features a 5.15-inch display diagonally and sports full-HD resolution. Its maximum brightness is 600 nits, which can be reduced automatically down to as low as 1 nit. It is powered by the latest octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at 2.45GHz coupled with 6GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU.

It has four-sided 3D glass which gives it a premium look. These sides are made of stainless steel and there is no 3.5 mm audio jack. The USB port is Type-C.

Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi said that the new Mi 6 has been “precisely crafted like a watch.” He also mentioned that the dual camera at the back has been “seamlessly integrated.” The fingerprint scanner is placed under-glass at the front. He also added that the Mi 6 is resistant to wear and tear, and claimed it’s “splash-resistant”.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 features dual camera setup. It has dual 12 MP camera on the back similar to the iPhone 7 Plus.  There is a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and another 12-megapixel telephoto camera for 2x lossless zoom. Xiaomi said that its binocular stereoscopic vision imaging and depth learning algorithm makes edge recognition more accurate in the photos.

The connectivity options support for 2X2 MIMO Wi-Fi, and 4G+ networks with download speeds of up to 600Mbps and up to 100Mbps upload speed.  It sports a 3350 mAh battery.  It her features include front-firing dual speakers, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-SIM support (4G + 4G/ 3G/ 2G), 8-megapixel front camera with 1080p video capture at 30fps, slo-mo videos.

Xiaomi confirmed that the Mi 6 comes with new MIUI optimizations that will let the Mi 6 to last up to a full day. MIUI can now restrict applications from starting up, freezes background app, and also comes with a battery saving mode.

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(via The Verge)

Xiaomi’s Mi Max 2 Just Got Leaked Ahead of Launch

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is set to be unveiled this Wednesday and along with it, Xiaomi is also planning to launch the Mi Max 2. Just days before the launch Mi Max 2 render images have been leaked which give us a pretty clear idea of what to expect from the device.

Source: Weibo

The images leaked on Weibo show the Mi Max 2 sporting a  full metal body. The camera and the flash are located on the top left corner on the back of the smartphone. The bottom of the device houses dual speaker grilles and a USB Type-C port. The fingerprint sensor is situated in the center and the 3.5 mm audio jack are on the top. The only change in design from its predecessor is the change in the placement of the camera and flash.

We know from earlier leaks that the phone will come in variants 4GB RAM + Snapdragon 626 SoC priced at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 14,000) and 6GB RAM + Snapdragon 660 SoC priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 15,900).

The Mi Max 2 will sport a 6.44 inch Full HD display and run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is expected to be powered by a 5,000 mAh battery. It will sport a 12 MP rear camera with Sony IMX378 sensor and a 5 MP front camera for taking selfies.

READ NEXT: Here is Everything You Should Know About The Upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6

Here is Everything You Should Know About The Upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi Mi 6 will be launched on April 19 in Beijing at the University Of Technology Gymnasium and there have been many rumors about the specification of the phone, some of which have been confirmed by the teasers from the company. We have summed up all that we know about the device below.

Price

The Xiaomi Mi 6 will allegedly be launched in 4GB of RAM + 64GB storage priced at CNY 2,199 (roughly Rs. 20,500) and 4GB + 128GB variants priced at CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 24,300). The Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus, on the other hand is tipped to be offered in 6GB of RAM + 64GB priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 25,000), 6GB + 128GB at CNY 3,099 (roughly Rs. 28,990) , and 6GB + 256GB variant at CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 34,600).

Design

Sketch leaks on Weibo show the Xiaomi Mi 6 with a dual camera setup. It shows the smartphone with thin bezels at the front and chamfered edges at the back. The Home button can be seen in the front, beneath which the fingerprint sensor will be housed. Another set of leaked images by a user named Reviewer on Weybourne show the Power and volume buttons on the right edge of the device and dual speaker grilles on the bottom of the phone.

Photo Credit: TechieState

Specifications

The Xiaomi Mi 6 will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat based on an unreleased version of MIUI and be powered by the most powerful Snapdragon 835 Processor. It will feature a 5.1 inch Full HD display. There will be 6 GB RAM available in various storage variants as listed above. The Mi 6 will have a 12MP rear camera with 4K video recording support and a 8 MP front camera capable of 4K recording as well.

The Mi 6 Plus will feature a Quad HD 2K OLED display with dual curved edges and dual rear camera setup. Both the smartphones are expected to have Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 technology for fast charging. And the flagship is expected to house a 4,000 mAh battery although this might be for Mi 6 Plus.

READ NEXT:  This is How HTC U Looks (As Per The Leaks)

This is How HTC U Looks (As Per The Leaks)

HTC U also called as the Ocean Note has been leaked many times in the past.  Now, most recently a fresh low quality render image of the smartphone has been leaked. The biggest feature of the smartphone is expected to be the Edge Sense feature, which will allow the users to perform various tasks by touching the metal edge of the device.

The image leaked by prolific tipster @evleaks shows the device with a curved glass display,  a reflective glass back, and a fingerprint scanner under the Home Button in the front. The HTC logo is at the beach of the phone.

The HTC U will sport a  5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display with Gorilla Glass 5 on top.  It will run On Android 7 Nougat and be powered by the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC along with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM options.

The HTC U will be a selfie focused phone with a 12 MP rear camera and 16 MP front camera.  The phone will have dual SIM support and have either 64 GB or 128 GB internal memory. The smartphone will be powered by a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. Connectivity options may include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2.

The Edge Sense feature on the phone will allow you to perform functions by just touching,  swiping or squeezing the sides of the phone.  The sensors will be placed on the bottom half of the smartphone.  The HTC U is set to be unveiled in late April with the global release happening in May.

READ NEXT: Sony Just Launched The Xperia XA1 With 23-Megapixel Camera

Sony Just Launched The Xperia XA1 With 23-Megapixel Camera

Sony has launched the XA1 smartphone in India priced at Rs 19,990 on Tuesday. The Sony Xperia XA1 is the successor of Xperia XA launched last year. It is available in all Sony Centres and major electronic stores across the country. It is available in White, Black, and Pink color variants. It was first unveiled in MWC Barcelona along with Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, and Xperia XA1 Ultra.

The Sony Xperia XA1 features dual SIM support and runs on Android 7 Nougat. The smartphone features a 5-inch HD display. It is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB of RAM. It features 32 GB internal memory that is expandable.

The Sony Xperia XA1 has a 23 MP Exmor RS rear camera with hybrid autofocus, 24mm wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, 5x zoom, and HDR mode. The front camera is 8 MP. The smartphone sports a 2300mAh battery. Its connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, and NFC.

Sony is offering three months free subscription of Sony Liv with the purchase of Xperia XA1. The smartphone comes with Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology that monitors the battery’s health and accordingly adjusts charging current to avoid damage and maximize the lifespan. It also has a Stamina Mode that will keep your battery going for longer when needed urgently by disabling some of the functions and extending the lifetime.

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