The rumors had already claimed that Samsung is working on an Android Go smartphone which might soon be launched in some of the developing nations. However, no official statements have been made by Samsung yet.
Recently a phone having the model number SM-J260G was spotted in benchmarks and some recent rumors claimed that this phone is being tested for four markets– Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Now, the device is being tested in other markets as well, in various regions that include Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
The SM-J260G model is being tested in Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, while the SM-J260F is being tested in Caucasus Countries, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine and lastly the SM-J260M is being tested in Latin American countries like Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Panada and Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad, and Tobago.
So, the Samsung android Go phone is under testing in different markets because the company wants to see how demanding an Android Go powered phone from Samsung can be. Google launched the Android Oreo Go Edition last year and chip makers like Qualcomm and MediaTek almost immediately supported this step and offered support for the platform. Google has partnered with Indian smartphone makers as well as in India, the demand for budget smartphones is higher than ever.
For now, the good news is that while Google is improving the Android Go by working on lightweight apps like Google Go, Google Maps Go, Google Assistant, YouTube Go, and Files Go, device makers are also showing interest in the project and Samsung, a company notorious for its UI and clones of Google apps and services is now bringing an Android Go phone.
As of now, the leaks suggest that the Samsung Android Go phone will sport a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen, which sounds great. The phone will be powered by a Quad Core Exynos 7570 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, coupled with 1GB RAM and will run Android 8.1 Oreo Go edition out of the box. The leak also suggest an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. The phone would pack a 2600mAh battery and there will be 16GB storage onboard.
Realme 2 Pro to be Powered by Snapdragon 660! CEO Madhav Seth Reveals.
Realme hinted the Realme 2 Pro at the launch of the Realme 2 and recently sent press invites for the event which reads “Block your dates for 26th and 27th September 2018”. Though the invite doesn’t mention the device, the red fonts cleverly hidden on the text “2 surprise you” read “2 Pro”.
The brand is on full promotion and launched a promo in YouTube titled “Proud to be Young” was launched a few days before.
Now, Realme CEO Madhav Seth appeared on an interview on famous Indian YouTube channel Technical Guruji where he revealed some never revealed details about the Realme 2 Pro.
Madhav Seth reveals that he is currently using the Realme 2 pro and even shows the design to the viewers. Though details like a waterdrop notch, dual rear cameras and fingerprint sensor are already known the internal device specs were still a mystery. Seth revealed that the Realme 2 Pro will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset which means that will come with AI support. He further mentioned that the handset will come with a 91% screen-to-body ratio, glass finished design and Face Unlock.
The device will come with a ColorOS built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo but the company plans to develop their own ColorOS that come with regular updates and developer support. That’s not all, the company has few surprises for the smartphone that will be revealed on September 27. It will be price between Rs 10,000- Rs 20,000.
As for the Realme’s future, he adds that their main target is to bring consumer specific devices priced between Rs 6,000- Rs 20,000. Seth previously revealed that the brand will launch four smartphones this year. He confirmed that the brand is not done for the year after Realme 2 Pro and there will be more surprises for the customer before the year ends.
OnePlus 6T Teased in Amazon India & on TV Ad. Also Leaked.
So the OnePlus 6T is coming soon, too soon I guess. Amazon has put up an official teaser page for OnePlus 6T and OnePlus has started running teaser ads for the phone on TV. The teaser image is what you are seeing in the featured image.
Take a look at the TV ad that someone captured and uploaded to YouTube:
Also, we’ve a leak regarding the phone today, which confirms that the phone isn’t going to come with a triple camera setup as it was previously reported.
Take a look at the leaked image of the back of the phone:
Also the phone shown in the TV ad pretty much confirms that the phone would be looking similar to the OnePlus 6 itself.
Talking about OnePlus 6T, what has been confirmed is the presence of the in display fingerprint scanner and a potential inclusion of water drop notch that we saw from recent Oppo phones like Oppo F9 Pro and Oppo R17 , and also the Vivo V11 Pro.
Other than that, pretty much everything would be remain the same. We can also expect minor upgrades in terms of camera, but don’t be surprised if they didn’t change anything on that front.
Another factor is the price. It would be surprising if OnePlus actually kept the price the same as they did with OnePlus 5T launch.
For now, all we can do now is to wait for the launch and more teasers and also for more leaks.
Honor Magic 2 to be Launched on October 26th
Honor teased the Honor Magic 2 smartphone at the IFA event this year. The handset is speculated to feature a edge-to-edge display and a slide-out panel that houses the front camera and the other sensors. The launch date was a mystery until now, but a new leaked teaser image hints that it maybe launched on October 26.
The teaser shows the effigy of the Magic 2 and it matches with the previously released official teaser. It seems to sport a sliding mechanism that reminds us of the OPPO Find X, but it is rumoured to have a manual slider instead of a mechanical one. A fingerprint on the lower half of the device hints that it may come with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. Unfortunately, it shares no insight in the rear panel which is still a mystery.
As for the specs, there is not much information on the Honor Magic 2 but the handset is confirmed to be powered by a Kirin 980 chipset under its hood. It will be the second smartphone from the company after Huawei Mate 20-series feature the latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset built on 7nm fabrication process. It is rumoured to sport a 6 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of FHD+ (1440 x 2880 pixels) and a screen-to-body ratio above 90%.
There is no other information about the device but the company is expected to launch a official teaser in the coming days.
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