Sketchy report says Galaxy Note 6 is coming in July, with Android ‘N’

A report from The Bell in Korea suggests Samsung may be planning to launch its next S-Pen equipped phablet as early as July this year, less than 12 months after it launched the Galaxy Note 5. According to the site’s sources-in-the-know, Samsung will launch the device in mid-July, almost keeping with a tradition started last year of bringing the smartphone launch forwards and stepping away from a 12-month cycle.

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Unreleased HTC One X9 purportedly shown off in sketchy press image leak

Update: A new leak corroborates the front design of the A9, although the back makes it look a lot like the Huawei Nexus 6P. Image at the bottom of this post.

Having recently launched the iPhone-lookalike One A9, HTC looks set to release yet another One-series phone. A leaked press image on Weibo suggests that HTC will be releasing a new phone with BoomSound speakers in tow. The One X9 poster uses typically vague strap lines like ‘pursuit of brilliance’ and ‘packed with city smarts’, right in line with what we expect from most manufacturers. Given its in English (and assuming it’s genuine) it hints at a launch in English-speaking markets…

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Sketchy report mentions Galaxy Note 7 edge could sport a dual camera setup

Among the common trends that seem to be picking up in mobile photography, we can certainly include the adoption of dual cameras: brands like LG and Huawei — with the G5 and P9 respectively — have in fact already brought dual-camera equipped, high-end terminals to the mainstream market.

Now, following numerous reports of Apple allegedly looking forward to entering the game, Samsung seems willing to join the part as well (via Pocket-Lint)…

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LlabTooFeR corroborates sketchy rumors of two new HTC-made Nexus devices

LlabTooFeR on Twitter, an account known for reliably leaking many HTC handset details, has come out to give a little smidgen of confirmation to the super-sketchy rumors we saw about HTC-made Nexus devices earlier this week. While it’s not surprising for HTC to be making some Nexus devices in one sense (they were Google’s first Nexus partner, after all), it’s interesting considering Google’s new buddy-buddy relationship with Huawei…

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Sketchy rumor suggests ‘Galaxy S8 Plus’ to come with a 6-inch display to fill the Note 7 gap

Following the demise of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s release of the Galaxy S8 became that much more important. Not only does Samsung have to create a phone to win customers back, but also fill the gap left in the market from the Note 7. Now, it appears that Samsung is planning to bring a larger display to the Galaxy S8 to help fill at least one aspect of that gap.

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Sketchy Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors: Built from Magnesium alloy, better audio and January release

Now that all of this year’s biggest flagships have been unveiled and released, it seems now is the time to turn our attention to the next lot. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 has been in the press a number of times recently, and an increasing number of rumors have arisen over the past few days. Reports and posts from MyDrivers and Weibo (two sources with less-than-reliable track records) suggests that we’ll see a phone built from a Magnesium alloy and have improved sound…
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Sketchy leak allegedly confirms HTC’s U 11 specs, including the innovative ‘Edge Sense’

HTC has not been at the top of its game for quite some time now, churning out devices not on par with the competition and, at times, full of questionable choices.

However, its upcoming U 11 flagship is seemingly set to turn things around for the Taiwanese company, and alongside innovative tech we now may have its full — and, yes, competitive — spec sheet (via MySmartPrice)…

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Sketchy report claims now-dead Amazon India page confirmed OnePlus Mini name and specs

For a device whose existence has not even been confirmed by OnePlus, we’re getting a veritable flurry of claimed leaks. After earlier alleged photos from China, Indian site TrueTech reports that Amazon India accidentally posted a product page for the device (above), confirming both the name and the specs.

The specs show a 5-inch 1080p display, though the claimed 401ppi doesn’t quite add up – but it’s possible that five inches is an approximate size. The device is said to use a MediaTek MT6795 processor, have 2GB RAM and 32GB storage.

An even sketchier rumor suggests that the OnePlus Mini would come with a force-sensing touchscreen developed by Synaptics to offer similar functionality to 3D Touch in the latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. This is a feature which Synaptics had suggested would be available only on flagship handsets.