Google Pixel, Pixel XL Leaked on Verizon Ahead of October 4 Event; Google Magic and Blue Colour Variant Revealed

Google Pixel, Pixel XL Leaked on Verizon Ahead of October 4 Event; Google Magic and Blue Colour Variant Revealed

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Site suggests the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be offered in Blue
  • Verizon also mentions ‘Google Magic’ as one of the highlights
  • The phones will be offered in 32GB and 128GB storage options

We’re just a few hours away from the launch of Google’s Pixel smartphones and the leaks continue to pour in. After pretty much revealing all there is to know about the devices on UK retailer Carphone Warehouse, we now have a little more from Verizon. The listing on Verizon’s site unofficially confirms a Blue model along with Black and White options that was previously leaked by Canadian carriers Bell and Telus.

(Also see: Everything You Can Expect From the Google Pixel Event Today)

The listing, spotted by Gizmodo, also shows some highlights about the devices, which includes what Verizon is calling ‘Google Magic’, which could just be the site’s own marketing ploy, but could also refer to a new, unknown feature. The site further reveals that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be offered in 32GB and 128GB storage options. Lastly and unsurprisingly, the devices come with 4G LTE support.

A separate reveal by TheTrademarkNinja shows an EU trademark application filed by the company with an official logo that reads “G Pixel Phone by Google”, which confirms that the devices are in fact going to be ‘Pixel’ smartphones.

Based on the Carphone Warehouse leak, the Google Pixel is said to feature a 5-inch full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) Amoled display with a pixel density of 441ppi and Gorilla Glass 4 on top. The device is powered by a 2.15GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB of RAM.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel XL is listed with a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) display sporting a pixel density of 534ppi and Gorilla Glass 4 on top. Other than the size and resolution of the display, the rest of the features are similar to the smaller Pixel. Both the devices also feature a 12-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front.

The Pixel and Pixel XL will run on Android 7.1 Nougat with Pixel Launcher. The listings also mention both 32GB and 128GB inbuilt storage variants. Storage expansion via microSD card is also listed, but this seems unlikely considering Google’s entire previous Nexus lineup. The Pixel is listed to sport a 2770mAh battery, and the Pixel XL is listed with a bigger 3450mAh battery, both with fast charging capability.

On the software front, the Pixels is likely to come with Google’s latest Allo and Duo applications preloaded. Carphone Warehouse also revealed the two devices will offer unlimited storage for photos and videos at full resolution with Google Photos.

Along with the unveiling of the Pixel smartphones, the event on Tuesday is also expected to see the launch of the Google Home smart speaker, alongside other rumoured products like the Google Chromecast Ultra, and Google Wi-Fi smart router. The Daydream VR headset unveiled at at Google I/O this year is also expected to make an appearance.

Google’s event is set to start at 9:00am PT (9:30pm IST) on Tuesday, and Gadgets 360 will be covering the event live from San Francisco – so stay tuned.

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Next iPhone Again Tipped to Be Called iPhone 6SE; 32GB as New Base Variant

Next iPhone Again Tipped to Be Called iPhone 6SE; 32GB as New Base Variant

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GeekBench leak hints the upcoming iPhone will be called iPhone 6SE
  • A retail box with the iPhone 6SE branding also leaked
  • Apple to ditch the base 16GB variant and offer 32GB instead

The upcoming iPhone is undoubtedly the most anticipated smartphone of the year, and rumours surrounding the smartphone have been too many. What’s more interesting this year, is that many conflicting reports are surfacing online making it impossible for us to speculate with ease. One thing seems almost certain though – the next iPhoneis set to break Apple’s tick tock cycle and be unveiled with minimal design changes. Because of these few changes, contradicting reports of the iPhone being called the iPhone 6SE are coming in. Today, we have two leaks in the form of retail box images and Geekbench scores that indicate the coming of the iPhone 6SE. Additionally, there is also a leak that reiterates the end of the 16GB storage variant.

The first one comes in the form of photographed pictures of the iPhone 6SE retail box. The images don’t seem to be photoshopped and show the retail box clearly with the iPhone 6SE branding. There is a separate leak of a Geekbench score of 5,210 in multi-core testing, and 3,042 in single-core testing. The image also shows the model number as iPhone 6SE. The man who leaked it also did the same test on iPhone 6s and scored 4,427 and 2,542 points respectively.

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Furthermore, tipster Malignant has again instilled faith that the next iPhone will say goodbye to the 16GB base variant. Apple will instead slide in 32GB as the base storage variant, and apparently the 64GB will also be scrapped to make way for the 128GB mid-variant. The top variant will offer a new 256GB storage option.

(Also see: iPhone 7 Release Date, Specifications, and All Other Rumours)

Whatever the name be, the upcoming iPhone is said to have no 3.5mm audio jack, and the larger variant is tipped to sport a dual camera setup. Another feature that is on the see-saw is the Smart Connector, with too many conflicting reports to put a pin on one decision. Apple should have sent invites by now, but it clearly hasn’t so the rumoured September 23 availability could just be true.

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Tags: Apple, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6SE, iPhone 7 Leaks, iPhone 7 Features

 

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Nextbit Robin Ember Colour Variant Launched; August Software Update Detailed

Nextbit Robin Ember Colour Variant Launched; August Software Update Detailed

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The new colour variant will be sold on Flipkart from next week
  • The price of the smartphone is Rs 19,999
  • Ember variant is available in limited quantities

Nextbit has launched a new colour variant for its cloud-based Robin smartphone. The Ember colour variant will be made available in limited quantities via Flipkart beginning next week.

The limited edition variant has already gone up for sale in the US on the company website at $299 (approximately Rs. 20,100). Nextbit asserts that this colour variant is just available till stock lasts, and that the stock will not be replenished in the future. The price of the smartphone in India is Rs. 19,999.

The company has also announced that beta testers should’ve received the forthcoming August software update that should enable support for storing videos on smart storage. Nextbit has promised the update will also bring the latest security patches, and improved thermal tuning for keeping theNexbit Robin smartphone cooler during multitasking. The company has also promised an Android N update sometime in the fourth quarter, and it is expected to bring along improvements to significantly boost battery life alongside all the new features.

(Also see: Nextbit Robin Review)

The Nexbit addresses the limited storage issue in smartphones with a cloud-based storage solution. It can automatically back up photos and apps that haven’t been used recently to the cloud to free up space on the device. It features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, a Qualcomm hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of inbuilt storage which is non-expandable. The Nextbit Robin comes with 100GB of free cloud storage space.

Other features of the Nextbit Robin include a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a 2680mAh battery, a USB Type-C charging port, and runs on Android 6.0

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HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM Reportedly Gets 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage Variant in India

HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM Reportedly Gets 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage Variant in India

HTC’s mid-range Desire 828 Dual SIM is said to have received a memory and storage bump in the form of a new variant, according to an established Mumbai-based retailer.

Mahesh Telecom has claimed that the HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage is now available to buy in India at a price of Rs.19,990. Unfortunately, there has been no announcement from the company in this regard. But considering the reliability of the retailer’s previous claims, we can expect HTC to announce the new Desire 828 Dual SIM variant soon.

To recall, the HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM was launched in India as the first Desire-range handset with OIS (optical image stabilisation) back in December 14. It was priced at Rs. 19,990 as well, and came with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

The HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with HTC Sense and features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display. It packs a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, OIS, BSI sensor, and full-HD video recording. The handset packs an UltraPixel front camera with a BSI sensor. The dual-SIM (both Nano-SIM cards) dual-4G HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC (clocked at 1.5GHz) that as we mentioned is coupled with 2GB of RAM. The 16GB inbuilt storage on the smartphone is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). Connectivity options on the handset include Wi-Fi, FM radio, Bluetooth, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, 3G, Micro-USB and 4G LTE connectivity with support for Indian networks.

The HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM is backed by a 2800mAh battery, and 157.7×78.8×7.9mm. Much like other recently launched HTC Desire smartphones, the Desire 828 Dual SIM features HTC BoomSound technology, which is complemented by Dolby Audio as well. The handset packs ambient light, accelerometer, compass, and magnetic sensors.

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HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM

HTC Desire 828 Dual SIM

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

1.5GHz

Front Camera

Yes

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 5.1.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

2800mAh

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HTC 10 ‘Global’ Variant Headed to India, Says Company

 HTC 10 'Global' Variant Headed to India, Says Company

HTC has so far caused quite a lot of confusion regarding which model of its new flagship, the HTC 10, it intends to launch in India. The company on Thursday provided a statement that intended to clarify the issue, but did little to clear the muddy waters.

“We are pleased to announce that global flagship HTC 10 is coming soon to India. Stay tuned for the announcement and the availability date,” Faisal Siddiqui, President HTC South Asia.

We asked the company what this meant precisely, would the Snapdragon 820 variant of the smartphone launch in India? The company refused to elaborate however, so for now, your guess is as good as ours, and we can all be glad the confusion will be cleared “soon” alongside the smartphone’s launch.

To recall, in its launch statement on Tuesday, the company had said it would bring launch the Snapdragon 820-based HTC 10 in some markets, and the Snapdragon 652-based HTC 10 Lifestyle in others.

The HTC 10 Lifestyle with Snapdragon 652 was listed by the company on its India site simultaneously, while the US site featured the HTC 10 with Snapdragon 820. This implied the company would be launching the HTC 10 Lifestyle in India with a lower-powered processor. When asked for a confirmation,HTC said no decision had been taken as to which variant it would bring to India.

Soon after, the company updated its India site to list the Snapdragon 820 variant instead. The flip-flop did not end there however. HTC on Thursday reverted the India listing back to the Snapdragon 652 variant. To recall, the differences between the HTC 10 Lifestyle and HTC 10 also extend to the presence of a sapphire lens on the rear panel of the former, and the availability of a 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant for the latter.

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HTC 10 Lifestyle

HTC 10 Lifestyle

Display

5.20-inch

Processor

1.2GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1440×2560 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 6

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

12-Ultrapixel

Battery capacity

3000mAh

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HTC 10

HTC 10

Display

5.20-inch

Processor

1.6GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1440×2560 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 6

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

12-Ultrapixel

Battery capacity

3000mAh

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