The Pixel Phone is the best phone for Android purists. The upcoming Google Pixel 2, could give Samsung, Apple and LG a run for their flagship money.
The design of the Google Pixel 2 is obviously critical, particularly as Samsung has completely redefined the smartphone niche with the wraparound Galaxy S8.
Based on a June report from XDA Developers, the larger of the two new Pixel 2 phones (Taimen) will have a 5.9 -inch OLED display with 1440p resolution. The smaller (Walleye) device will reportedly feature a 4.97-inch screen, essentially the same size as the 5-inch Pixel that’s currently available.
XDA Developers say that the back of the google Pixel 2 will be very similar to last year’s model with a two-tone glass and metal finish. We were not a fan of that look. However, apparently the glass window is located near the top of the device and will no longer include the fingerprint scanner.
Google is once again taking a colorful approach to its Pixel 2 design. Google is again planning to use unconventional colors for the phone.
In its report on the leaked Pixel XL2 image, Android Police said the new phone will have squeezable sides for controlling the Google Assistant. That’s similar to a feature HTC introduced in the HTC U11this year.
A report from Slashgear notes that the next wave of Google Pixel phones will sport Qualcomm’s MSM8995 chipset, which is the Snapdragon 835 platform. We’ve already seen how fast the Galaxy S8 can be, and it’s no surprise that Google’s flagships will feature the same processor.
The XDA Developers report seems to confirm that the Snapdragon 835 CPU will be on board along with 4GB of RAM.
The camera on the Pixel is already one of the best we’ve ever used, but with Samsung and LG stepping up their game this year, there’s definitely room for improvement. Like other big players in the smartphone industry, Google works most of its magic behind the scenes, and we fully expect the Google Pixel 2 to take its awesome image processing to the next level. Google has already teased incredible results of night time photography techniques.
Pixel 2 will have a single lens instead of two. That means you shouldn’t expect features like a true optical zoom or Portrait mode that blurs out the background, which the iPhone 7 Plus offers. The OnePlus 5 also features a dual camera setup on the back.
When it comes to storage,the larger Pixel 2 model could offer 128GB of ROM while the smaller may have 64GB.
3,000 and 3,500 mAh battery options will be available with Fast Charging, while IP68 dust and water resistance up to 5 feet will be included. USB Type-C, dual-speakers and the dissolution of the 3.5mm headphone jack are all also predicted which is backed up by XDA Developers and 9to5Google reports.
The replacement for the Pixel XL could have a higher premium than today’s model, which currently starts at $769. The entry-level Pixel costs $649.
The Pixel 2 series will launch with Android 8.1, a version that may remain exclusive to the phones for a couple of months. The final release of Android 8.0 is expected in August, so it’d make sense for the first maintenance release, version 8.1, to ship with the new Pixels.
That strategy allowed Google to roll out some great new features for all phones running Android 7.0 Nougat while keeping some exclusive features for the Pixels, which ran Android 7.1 when they launched a few months later. At the same time, Google’s Pixel Launcher remains unique to the lineup, as does Project Fi support, which should fall over to the phones, too.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were released in October, so it’s expected that the sequels will arrive around the same time.
Samsung Galaxy X Is Finally Here!
The Samsung Edge display was cool, but Something much cooler and exciting could be coming very soon. Samsung has been working on foldable displays for a number of years, and the Korean giant might finally, be ready to showcase its first completely flexible Smartphone, in twenty eighteen.
Foldable phones are about to hit the market – it’s only a matter of time – and it’s looking increasingly like Samsung could be the first company, to commercially launch one, possibly as soon as this year.
We may even know what it’s called, with the mysterious Samsung Galaxy X being the subject of several, bendable leaks, foldable patents, and flexible rumors.
But whether the galaxy X marks the spot or not, we’re clearly entering a foldable future.
So, what is a foldable phone?
A foldable phone is exactly as it sounds, one that either folds inward like a clamshell phone or outward and reveals a tablet like a device when stretched out. This is possible with the use of a bendable rather than flexible O-LED panel.
Samsung, Lenovo, and LG have each showed off, bendable displays and devices at various industry events, and have registered many patents for the technology.
Previously called Project Valley, Samsung’s technology has become known as the Samsung Galaxy X.
Bloomberg says, the company plans to announce a foldable phone under its Note brand, in 2018, According to The Korean Herald, the foldable device was revealed to industry leaders, at a behind-closed-doors at January’s 2018 tradeshow, which also included a launch schedule for the handset. This Could be the Galaxy Note X, a fierce competitor to the newly announced iPhone X.
The paper claims, 2 models were shown, one inward folding and the other, outward folding phone. The latter is described as a more advanced, next-generation technology, although it’s the inward folding Galaxy X, that is expected to be first adopted by Samsung.
On November 9, 2017. Sam-mobile released, a whole host of images, that appeared to show the Galaxy X. Patents filed by Samsung has been the only real clues as to the Galaxy X’s eventual design, that we have so far. A previous patent from Samsung Display at the end of September 2016.
Light Polymers launched a new polarizer which is circular in shape designed for OLED displays, which is based on lyotropic liquid crystal technology. The new polarizer is the world’s thinnest polarizer, at only 45 µm.
These lyotropic liquid crystals, are water-based and can be coated using industry standard, coating equipment, at nearly room temperatures. This enables the company to produce these displays, at a much lower-cost compared to the other alternatives.
The Galaxy X is rumored to have a 7point3-inch 4K OLED display, DJ Koh stated, “Samsung has the foldable smartphone in its roadmap for the Note series, and is currently working to solve a series of hurdles before unveiling it, next year.”
Samsung will make the Galaxy X a high-end device, that could run on a powerful processor, like the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, but Samsung hasn’t confirmed that.
We don’t know much about the camera quality yet, it is also not sure that whether this foldable phone would incorporate, the fingerprint, iris- and face scanning features, found on current Samsung flagships.
Although more recent news, comes directly from Samsung’s mobile head and is a little better, as he claimed, the company was aiming for a 2018 launch, later this year, assuming, it could overcome certain unspecified problems.
According to a report from ET News, Samsung plans to begin manufacturing its new folding OLED panels, in September, and ready to fire-up the Galaxy X production line in November.
Flexible OLED technology is still in its infancy, and as a result, the all-new Galaxy handset is likely to be more expensive, than both Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and, upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9.
Since the Galaxy Note 8 is priced at around $950, the Galaxy X could easily be more expensive than the iPhone X’s eye-watering $1200 price tag.
So, What do you think of Samsung’s foldable phone design? Would you buy it or not? Let us know down in the comments.
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Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 Rumor Round Up
Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 Rumor Round Up
This is 2018 already and the phone manufacturers are already releasing their 2018 version of their existing smart phone lineup. This is a recent trend which is gaining momentum , the trend of updating your mid range lineup according to the year, sort of indication of the next gen stuff, with something updated if not everything. Many smartphone manufacturers are setting up for this trend , the Xiaomi have given out the Redmi 5 series in the January itself, of course it’s not released in India , but will soon be released. Nokia has also unleashed the Nokia 6 , 2018 edition , it’s price hovering around 13k to 16k. So how can we not expect the south Korean tech giant Samsung to do the same for it’s mid range as well as budget devices.
Samsung’s budget devices always get a refreshed look, like every six months or so . Samsung’s J series have all got the weird updates like the J7, J6, J7 max ,J5 ,J5 max and whatnot. Samsung has also got the On series with On5, On7, On Nxt ,On Max and whatnot. Samsung mid range lineup consist of the Galaxy C series and the Galaxy A series. For the C series it’s been like only one year or so while for A series it’s been here for long , and we have seen a lot of changes in design aesthetic.
The Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 series.
Samsung launched the 2018 A8 and A8+ on 2nd January, 2k18 in Vietnam we were not even done wishing out new year and Samsung already launched their device , seems like Samsung is playing for a good start with the new year. Samsung has also released the price and the availability of the two smartphones in Vietnam. Samsung also mentioned that the two smartphones will be available for sale from 6th of January 2018. Samsung’s A series was also featured on Amazon India website, the device may soon be available for grab in the Amazon’s exclusive sale. The Amazon’s exclusive deal has featured only the A8+ model , so we can conclude that only the A8+ model will be sold in the country.
So what’s new in the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 edition.
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 features a 5.6 inch full HD+ (2220 x 1080) Super AMOLED 18.5:9 aspect ratio while the A8+ (2018) features 6 inch full HD+ (2220 x 1080) super AMOLED display with the same aspect ratio , which is slightly curved like the Samsung’s flagship S8 and S8+.
Under the hood it is powered by a 2.2 GHz octacore processor on both the phones. Now coming to camera segment it is the very first smartphone from Samsung which features two front cameras, which is the best for the selfie lovers. There is a 16 megapixel fixed focus f/1.9 aperture and an 8 megapixel f/1.9 aperture. There is also a live focus feature which enhances the bokeh effect even after the photos have been clicked.
The color variants for the device are black, gold, Blue, orchid grey. Both the devices come with 32/64 GB onboard storage options, which can be expanded up to 256 GB with micro SD card, which may lead you to compromise on the second sim card. Moreover the Galaxy A8 packs a 3000 mAh battery and the A8+ packs in a 3500 mAh battery, surely the A8+ will last longer, but the screen size may be determinant factor.
Both the phones come with an IP68 certification which will protect it from water, dust etc. It is also preloaded with Samsung PAY integration, further the smartphones support the Samsung Gear VR headset. The Android version of both the devices are Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Samsung A8 comes with 4 GB of Ram , while the Samsung A8+ comes with 4/6 GB Ram variant.
Now coming to the pricing the Samsung Galaxy A8 will be sold for around 30k to 31k and the A8+ will be sold for around 38k to 40k. It will be available for sale from 6th January 2018.
In conclusion, Samsung has been pushing the limits to get a better phone for their users but, in the same price range there are a while lot of devices which will compete for that price bracket like the one plus 5 and the one plus 5T, Nokia 8 devices which likes in the same range, it will be interesting to see how much Samsung can sell it’s devices in 2018. Hope you liked the “ Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 Rumor Round Up” , to visit official website click here.
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