Category Archives: Android 6.1

vivo V5 PlusA couple of days ago we saw the then-unannounced vivo V5 Plus going up for pre-order prematurely in Malaysia, and today the new smartphone has been officially unveiled. The V5 Plus comes with many upgrades compared to the V5 from 2016, but what vivo seems to be most proud of is the dual front camera arrangement, with 20 MP + 8 MP resolution and “selfie softlight” flash.

The 20 MP snapper in there uses Sony’s IMX376 1/2.78″ sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 5P lens system, while the 8 MP f/2.0 camera captures depth information. This will make bokeh effects easily attainable, keeping faces sharp while blurring the background. Yes, just like what Portrait Mode does on the iPhone 7 Plus – but remember, this is the front-facing camera setup we’re talking about here. You can also refocus shots even after they’re captured, adding blurring effects wherever you want. (more…)

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Samsung Galaxy S8 to be the first to adopt Bluetooth 5.0

Samsung-Galaxy-Note-7The Galaxy S8 rumors galore continues with yet another intel for the highly-anticipated flagship. Yet another report puts the latest Bluetooth 5.0 standard in the Galaxy S8. Bluetooth Special Interest Group, where Samsung is being a member, has certified the standard and is expecting the first devices to use it to come “within two to six months”.

The Galaxy S8 ex expected to be announced in the end of February and go on sale in March, so it sounds like the device may indeed make use of the new BT 5.0. The new standard allows for four times bigger range, twice faster speed, and eight times larger broadcast message capacity.


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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro images posted on TENAA

galaxy-c7-proLast we heard anything about it, the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro was reportedly delayed until January alongside the Galaxy C5 Pro. The duo was initially said to get a December release, but apparently that’s not happening anymore. The C9 Pro was unveiled back in October, so it’s high time for Samsung to give it some more Pro-branded siblings in the C series.

The C7 Pro has been spotted at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory authority, with the model number SM-C7010. The pictures you can see below have been snapped during the certification process. (more…)

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Xiaomi Mi 6 MIX to Be The First Bezel-less Smartphone

mi-6-mix-frontIf you remember, in its recent launch event on November 24, the Chinese smartphone giant – Xiaomi had released two smartphones including Mi Note 2 and Mi Mix. The interesting thing about the second smartphone – Mi Mix is that it had almost zero bezel making it one of the first of its kind smartphone from Xiaomi. Now there’s news about another such smartphone – Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix. Continue reading to know more. (more…)

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LeEco Coolpad Cool 1S Benchmark Leaked – Snapdragon 821

leeco-coolpad-cool-1sRecently, a new smartphone leaked from the  Ministry of Industry and certification, and according to the rumors it’s the upcoming LeEco Coolpad Cool 1S, the younger brother of Cool 1C.

According to benchmark given by the leakster, Cool 1S incorporates the latest Snapdragon 821 SoC under the hood. What’s more stunning is that the hardware yields a score 159039 points (around 160000).

Moreover, the leak exposes the bright black color variant of the smartphone with ultra-thin bezels. It’s brother, the budget-friendly Cool 1C featured some mid-end hardware including Snapdragon 625 processor and 4000mAh high-capacity battery, as the selling point. The price was only 899 yuan. No doubt, a Snapdragon 821 highlighted phone can’t be sold for that price. So, LeEco Coolpad Cool 1S will have a drastic yet reasonable price tag. (more…)

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