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Samsung already confirmed that a refurbished version of the Galaxy Note 7 will return to stores this year in certain markets, without specifying a firm release date or pricing for the handset. A new report from Korea indicates that the launch is now imminent, and the phone is expected to be priced about 50% cheaper than the original.
Rumors about the phone have been swirling for months, but now we have the official announcement date for the HTC U 11, which was confirmed to be the final name for the HTC Ocean, as per a new report from Venturebeat. The “U” indicates the family of phones the newest handset will join (the U Ultra and the U Play), whereas the “11” denotes that the phone succeeds the HTC 10, the company’s last flagship phone released in 2016.
The squeezing part of the teaser links to rumors the phone will have pressure sensitive pads in its sides, for activating certain features. Additionally, HTC also tweeted a short video showing a glimpse of the phone, and hinting at this squeezable functionality.
Our first supposed image of HTC’s new flagship comes courtesy of well-known Twitter leaker Evan Blass. The device shown unsurprisingly mimics the recently revealed HTC U Ultra, with a glossy backside, center-mounted camera, and minimal bezels to the left and right of the screen.
Naming: Is HTC Ocean really the HTC U 11?
The HTC Ocean is going to be called the HTC U 11 when it’s released. It will be the third device in the HTC U series — following the HTC U Play and HTC U Ultra — and the U name has been used in HTC’s teaser material for the phone’s May 16 launch. And because it’s part of the U family, the phone will feature the line’s signature vibrant color, and customers will be able to choose among white, black, blue, red, and silver.
So what kind of specs should we expect from the phone? According to an article from VentureBeat, the device will be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The device will also sport a 2560 x 1440-pixel display, and will have a 16-megapixel Sony IMX351 camera on the back coupled with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 camera on the front.
Article Source: HTC Ocean/HTC U 11: leaks, news, and rumors
Xiaomi will make the Mi 6 in black, white, blue or a beautiful silver, plus a special ceramic edition with 18-karat gold camera trim, just like the limited edition Mi Mix. The ceramic Mi 6 will be the most expensive at the equivalent of $435 at today’s exchange rate, while the 128GB model in any other color will be around $420, and the 64GB Mi 6 will cost about $365. All will be available in China from April 28.
Article Source: Xiaomi Mi 6 packs Snapdragon 835, dual-lens cameras, slick design for $365
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We've speculated that Samsung was holding back a two-camera setup on the Galaxy S8, so it can introduce the design on the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. And apparently, we're not alone.
Apart from the Note family's stylus, the dual camera mount on the Note 8's back could be the most significant design difference from the S8 and larger Galaxy S8 Plus, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. If true, that would make the Note 8 the first dual-camera Samsung phone.
With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus making their way to buyers' hands this week to generally positive reviews, Samsung could be getting the home run it needs to extinguish any flames of mistrust left from the Galaxy Note 7 recall. (Claiming a large amount of preorders it seems like Samsung did just that.) However, CNET and others have pointed out some flaws that Samsung could fix in the Note 8, including jumping on the dual camera trend followed by Apple, LG and Huawei.
Specifically, the iPhone 7 Plus, Xiaomi Mi 6, LG G6, and Huawei P10 all boast two rear cameras, and the list goes on. The Note 8 could give Samsung the perfect opportunity to catch up to the cameras offered by its rivals. Otherwise a non-dual-camera premium phone may soon feel outdated.
What are the issues? The Galaxy S8 won't ship with the voice part of its Bixby AI assistant (but that should roll out to phone owners on April 21). And the awkward placement of the fingerprint sensor makes for inaccurate unlocking (the iris scanner doesn't work 100 percent of the time, either).
As for the Note 8 camera lenses, one is rumored to be a 12-megapixel wide angle camera, while the other a 13-megapixel telephoto sensor.
Keep in mind that the Galaxy S8 was also rumored to get dual-cameras, and since then alleged S8 Plus prototypes leaks show off a dual-camera setup. Even Samsung itself tweeted about dual-camera support in its Exynos 9 chip, but the company doesn't currently make any phones that could take advantage of this...yet
The Note 8 is also rumored to get a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ display, Snapdragon 835/Exynos 9 processors, and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, according to KGI. If this ends up being true and Samsung keeps the fingerprint sensor on the back, let's at least hope that it doesn't result in smudges on those dual-cameras.
Samsung declined to comment.