Sunday, 26 June 2016

iPhone 7 rear panel shows large camera bump, source insists 3.5mm jack present

Speculation continues on the controversial subject of the next iPhone's 3.5mm headphone jack, or rather the rumored lack thereof. In today's episode, a source out of China states that the decades-old analog connector will remain a feature of the iPhone 7.
A single photo of an alleged back panel for the 4.7-inch future iPhone, posted on Weibo, fails to provide evidence. However, the source is the same user that leaked photos of componentsbefore, revealing the said jack. A Wall Street Journal publication from this week said the jack would be gone, citing unnamed insiders.
Allege iPhone 7 rear panel (click for full-size image) 
Allege iPhone 7 rear panel (click for full-size image)

Anyway, the back panel in the photo carries a design already familiar from the multitude of leaks. The relocated antenna bands are apparently final and so is the bulkier camera module. The source postulates that a larger CMOS sensor is to blame.

vivo X7 stars in extensive photo shoot ahead of June 30 announcement

On June 30 vivo is finally going to make its two newest phones official. We're talking about the much-leaked, much-teased X7 and X7 Plus. Just yesterday we saw the latter in a bunch of hands-on pictures, and now it's the smaller X7's turn to star in a photo shoot of its own.
As you can see, the images really leave nothing to the imagination, showing the device from all possible angles (and against some interesting backgrounds, we might add).
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vivo X7

The X7 will be part of the so-called premium mid-range. Already confirmed specs (through official teasers) include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 652 SoC powering things and a 16 MP selfie camera. The X7 has also been rumored to come with 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home button underneath the screen, very narrow side bezels, a 5.2-inch 1080p touchscreen, a 21 MP main camera, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
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Even more vivo X7 images

Pricing is unfortunately still a mystery, but this being vivo don't expect the handset to be extremely cheap.

Sony Xperia XA now available in India

Sony had announced the Xperia XA with the Xperia X back in May but the XA availability was put on hold while its elder sibling went ahead without it.

Sony has now started selling the phone and you can purchase it offline or through Amazon for INR 20,990 ($309). The phone is available in Graphite Black, White, Lime Gold, or Rose Gold.
The Xperia XA packs a 5-inch 720p display, MediaTek Helio P10 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage, 13 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel front camera, dual SIM support, 2300mAh battery and Android Marshmallow.

After confirming 'Galaxy Note7' name, leakster reveals device's specs

Shortly after confirming that Samsung's upcoming Note device will be called the Galaxy Note7, the usually reliable leakster Evan Blass - who goes by the Twitter handle @evleaks - has revealed some of the device's key specifications.
According to the information he shared, the Note7 will sport a 5.7" QHD Super AMOLED display, feature a 12MP rear and 5MP front camera, and come with 64GB internal memory. The handset will be IP68 certified, and will be available in black, silver, and blue color options.
In addition, @evleaks also confirmed iris scanner for the phone, something which has already been confirmed. In case you don't already know, the Galaxy Note7 is expected to be unveiledin the first week of August - August 2 to be precise.

Samsung Galaxy On7 starts getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

Samsung just keeps on releasing Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates for its devices. The latest one to be graced with this iteration of Android is the Galaxy On7, launched in 2015.
A 2016 version of the On7 has been outed by a benchmark result, and this will run Marshmallow from day one, so it's definitely good to see Samsung making the software available for the original On7 too, and not pushing people to buy the new model if they want an up-to-date Android experience.
So far the update is only available for On7 units bought from Turkey, but we assume it will make its way to more countries soon. The software in question is G600FXXU1APF8, and that will be your new build version once you apply the update. This should be rolling out over-the-air in Turkey within the next few days. An exact changelog isn't available yet, but expect to see all the new features that Google has baked into Marshmallow - Doze Mode and App Standby for improved battery life, a new granular permissions system, Now On Tap, and much more.