Thursday, 19 January 2017

New LG G6 leaked renders show it inside a case

We've supposedly seen the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 inside a case already, so it's really not surprising that one of its biggest competitors is now getting the same treatment. The LG G6 will be unveiled before the Galaxy S8, with an event planned for February 26. LG's device may also become available earlier than Samsung's latest and greatest, so we would have expected to see more leaks about the G6 these days - then again, the S8 is clearly the more eagerly anticipated phone.
The images you can see below come from case maker Ghostek, and they show an upcoming product from that company for the LG G6. Thankfully this means we also catch a few glimpses of the handset itself, even though it's inside the case in the first renders.

From the second image we find out that the G6 will be pretty thin, and also devoid of any unsightly camera bump. That said, the design of the back is inline with its LG-made predecessors, when it comes to the dual camera arrangement and the fingerprint scanner below that.

With the G6, LG is giving up on its modular dreams and instead presenting us with a metal and glass device that should sport a 5.7-inch 2880x1440 touchscreen and will probably be water resistant. As for specs, we hope to see the Snapdragon 835 in there, aided by at least 4GB of RAM.
As usual with such leaks, what's shown here can't be verified until LG announces the G6, and we're still more than a month away from that. So while there's a good chance that this is, at least roughly, what the smartphone will end up looking like, you have hopefully taken it with a pinch of salt.

New LG G6 leaked renders show it inside a case

We've supposedly seen the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 inside a case already, so it's really not surprising that one of its biggest competitors is now getting the same treatment. The LG G6 will be unveiled before the Galaxy S8, with an event planned for February 26. LG's device may also become available earlier than Samsung's latest and greatest, so we would have expected to see more leaks about the G6 these days - then again, the S8 is clearly the more eagerly anticipated phone.
The images you can see below come from case maker Ghostek, and they show an upcoming product from that company for the LG G6. Thankfully this means we also catch a few glimpses of the handset itself, even though it's inside the case in the first renders.

From the second image we find out that the G6 will be pretty thin, and also devoid of any unsightly camera bump. That said, the design of the back is inline with its LG-made predecessors, when it comes to the dual camera arrangement and the fingerprint scanner below that.

With the G6, LG is giving up on its modular dreams and instead presenting us with a metal and glass device that should sport a 5.7-inch 2880x1440 touchscreen and will probably be water resistant. As for specs, we hope to see the Snapdragon 835 in there, aided by at least 4GB of RAM.
As usual with such leaks, what's shown here can't be verified until LG announces the G6, and we're still more than a month away from that. So while there's a good chance that this is, at least roughly, what the smartphone will end up looking like, you have hopefully taken it with a pinch of salt.

Get a free iPhone SE when you buy an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus on Sprint

Earlier today we told you about a great deal Best Buy currently has going on allowing you to essentially grab a Moto Z Droid on Verizon for free. But what if you don't like Verizon and would prefer to receive a free iPhone SE instead?
Well, Best Buy will deliver in this case too. You just need to be OK with having Sprint as your carrier. You must either add two lines, or add one and have another that's eligible for upgrade. The new lines must be on an Unlimited Freedom or Best Buy One plan, by the way. Then when you purchase or lease an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you will get a free iPhone SE (16GB).
As with the other deal, the biggest caveat here is that the iPhone SE is only free after monthly bill credits. So you need to keep your lines active on Sprint for the whole two years while you pay off your installments for the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. Otherwise, if you cancel wireless service, the balance becomes due for both that handset as well as the iPhone SE.

Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance are being updated with the January security patches

Today Sony has issued a new software update for the Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Performance. This contains the January security patches, as released by Google. It might also fix an issue where the phone clock would reset after rebooting, but so far it hasn't been confirmed whether this patch is in as well.
That's it, though, no new features or anything like that this time around. That said, this is the third update that these two handsets have seen in the past 30 days or so, following one from the beginning of the year and the one which brought them the December security fixes last month. So it's good to see Sony keeping up with Google in this regard, even if only for a few high-end phones.

The new update is headed to the single-SIM and dual-SIM versions of both the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance. After you install it, you will have moved from build number 39.2.A.0.374 to 39.2.A.0.386, as evidenced by the screenshots above.

Samsung will officially reveal Note7 investigation results on Monday in Seoul

Shortly after Reuters reported Samsung’s Note7 (alleged) findings before they were officially revealed by Samsung, Samsung announced today that it will be holding a press conference in Seoul regarding the Galaxy Note7 recall findings on Monday, January 23 at 10:00 KST.

Samsung Galaxy Note7

Samsung, as well as other independent experts who participated in the investigation of the Note7 incidents will all be sharing their findings with the world. The livestream can be watched in English at www.Samsung.com. Just make sure you convert the time zone correctly.
Ever since the Note7 was recalled, the clock started ticking for the moment when Samsung has to admit to what went down and how it will prevent it from happening again. Now that the Holiday season and CES are both out of the way, Samsung can focus the necessary resources it needs to straighten out its image with ample time before the Galaxy S8 is announced.