Smartphones http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/all en-SG Samsung Galaxy S6 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-s6-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 30/01/15: Galaxy S6 prototype suggests that the plastic is gone for good </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy S6: What we’d like to see from Samsung’s next flagship" alt="Samsung Galaxy S6: What we’d like to see from Samsung’s next flagship" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-g-s5_1.jpg?1422760067" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;re big fans of Samsung&rsquo;s current flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. We even awarded it a full five stars in our review. But that&rsquo;s not to say it&rsquo;s perfect, and it&rsquo;s certainly not the best smartphone around &ndash; in fact the S5 sits a fair old way down the chart when it comes to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten">our best-rated mobiles</a>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s in a name? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 27/01/15:&nbsp;</strong>So it&#39;s not like we really needed confirmation or anything, but it looks like Samsung&#39;s next flagship will indeed be called the Galaxy S6.</p> <p>Vodafone Netherlands has accidentally put up a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.androidworld.it/2015/01/26/samsung-galaxy-s6-galaxy-s-edge-confermati-vodafone-olanda-269978/" target="_blank">placeholder page</a>&nbsp;(now removed) for the Galaxy S6, confirming what we&#39;ve pretty much known all along.&nbsp;</p> <p>More interesting however is a chunk of text hidden in the page&#39;s source code, which refers to a Samsung Galaxy S Edge, suggesting that we&#39;ll be seeing an S6 variant with a curved screen. Given that Samsung hals already released the Note Edge alongside the Note 4, this could very well be a possibility.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Samsung Galaxy S6" alt="Samsung Galaxy S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/s6_0.jpg?1422760061" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build: Very metal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The world keeps wondering when Samsung will ditch polycarbonate (that&rsquo;s &ldquo;plastic&rdquo; to you and I) and join the likes of Apple, Sony and HTC in delivering a flagship phone with a slinky metal or glass body &ndash; and yet the company doesn&rsquo;t seem to take the hint.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s nothing wrong with plastic smartphones per se. Nokia&rsquo;s higher-end Lumia Windows Phones are plastic and quite glorious, as are the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-5c/review">iPhone 5c</a> and new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/desire-eye/htc-desire-eye/review">HTC Desire Eye</a>, but the Galaxy S range has always fallen a little short of expected standards. That could and should change with the Galaxy S6.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-alpha/metal-last-samsung-galaxy-alpha-ditches-plastic/news">Metal at last: Samsung Galaxy Alpha ditches the plastic</a></strong></p> <p>Some sources have hinted at a &ldquo;more premium build&rdquo; for the S6, with Samsung going for an aluminium build, or even using super-advanced material graphene (which the company has <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-speeds-production-graphene-wonder-material/news">found a way to manufacture in greater quantities</a> than previously). While the latter would be a bold, memorable move, it&rsquo;d probably push the S6&rsquo;s manufacturing costs a little too high, and to be honest at this point we&rsquo;d be happy with metal rather than another year of uninspiring plastic.</p> <p>We&rsquo;d also expect to see some measure of dust- and waterproofing. The S5 is sealed against the elements, and its successor is sure to follow. It might even kick things up a notch so you can take it even deeper &lsquo;neath the waves: bumping the spec to IP68 from the S5&rsquo;s IP67 rating would mean you could completely immerse the phone for a prolonged period of time without water getting inside. No more desperate bags of rice and crossed fingers if your phone tumbles into the bath or the bog.</p> <p><strong>Update 22/12/14:</strong>&nbsp;French site<a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/samsung-galaxy-s6-coque-metallique-103469/" target="_blank">&nbsp;nowhereelse.fr</a>&nbsp;has outed pictures of metal aluminium phone shells that are reportedly for the Galaxy S6. The shells themselves appear to be hewn from a single piece of aluminium, HTC One (M8)-style, suggesting that the S6 will be the first truly premium metal smartphone from the Samsung camp. Assuming the shots are genuine of course.</p> <p><strong>Update 29/01/15:&nbsp;</strong>Samsung officially stated during its latest financial report that it is differentiating its products with new materials and designs. Which sounds promising, right?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="The Galaxy Alpha proves Samsung can do metal phones" alt="The Galaxy Alpha proves Samsung can do metal phones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-alpha-01_2.jpg?1422760067" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="714" height="451" title="Hello metal" alt="Samsung Galaxy S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metal-s6_0.jpg?1422760061" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;ll take glass too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 19/01/15:</strong>&nbsp;Uh oh. The latest whispers now point to a Galaxy S6 that isn&#39;t fully metal. But it&#39;s not all bad.</p> <p>According to Korean news site&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ddaily.co.kr/news/article.html?no=126530" target="_blank">DDaily</a>&#39;s &quot;Samsung Electronics official&quot; source, the Galaxy S6 will feature a metal frame with a glass front and back, taking a design cue from the Sony Xperia series.</p> <p>The apparent reason for this decision is to set the Galaxy S6 apart form Samsung&#39;s recently announced all-metal A3, A5 and A7 devices.</p> <p>If true, then the S6 should still feel premium and luxurious, so we&#39;re not too worried about that. We are however concerned how a removable battery will be possible in a device with a glass back. Let&#39;s hope Samsung&#39;s engineers have some design magic up their sleeves, assuming this latest rumour is true of course.</p> <p><strong>Update 30/01/15:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.phonearena.com/news/Image-of-older-Samsung-Galaxy-S6-prototypes-leak-back-matches-picture-of-Galaxy-S6-cases_id65329" target="_blank">Phone Arena</a>&nbsp;has obtained pictures of alleged Samsung Galaxy S6, which show off what appears to be a glass back on each device.&nbsp;</p> <p>The prototypes themselves are said to be quite old, so it&#39;s very possible that the design (and possibly even the materials) have changed, but the new location of the flash and heartrate scanner does match up with freshly leaked pictures of a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.phonearena.com/news/Leaked-case-suggests-new-camera-flash-and-heart-rate-sensor-placement-for-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S6_id65295" target="_blank">Galaxy S6 rugged case</a>, adding some weight to the leak.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="449" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s6-protoype_0.jpg?1422760061" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1035" height="776" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s6-case_0.jpg?1422760061" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The render above is a concept created by 3g.co.uk. It&#39;s just one example of what the Galaxy S6 could look like, but for now, we&#39;re limited to speculation and guesswork. Until the rumour mill delivers more, that is.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1ZDN-qLFV4g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen: time for 2K? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Galaxy S5 has a very solid screen: 5.1in; 1080p resolution; AMOLED technology. We like its lush, vibrant colours a lot &ndash; but we very much doubt Samsung will stick with it for the S6.</p> <p>The company&rsquo;s great Korean rival LG has already launched a phone with a 2K screen (the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">G3</a>&rsquo;s display has a grand total of 2560 x 1440 pixels), you see, and Samsung loves to be seen to be outdoing &ndash; or at least matching &ndash; its compatriot. We think the chances of a 2K screen making its way into the S6 are very high indeed, especially as the Note 4&#39;s 2K screen proves that Samsung&#39;s got the capability to churn them out.</p> <p>The screen will probably get a slight size bump too, but maybe not too much. It wouldn&#39;t want to compete with its Note 4 brother, after all.</p> <p>We&rsquo;d personally be more than happy with 2K and 5.2in &ndash; going any bigger risks making the phone too big for the hands of normal folks and going sharper strikes us as pixel overkill on a screen this size, especially as more pixels require more power and put more strain on the battery.</p> <p><strong>Update 05/12/14:&nbsp;</strong>According to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sammobile.com/2014/12/01/exclusive-next-galaxy-s-flagship-to-be-called-galaxy-s6-galaxy-s6-edge-variant-coming-too/" target="_blank">Sam Mobile</a>&#39;s sources, Samsung will also release a Galaxy S6 Edge variant which will have - you guessed it - a curved screen, fashioned after the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review" target="_blank">Galaxy Note Edge</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>This wouldn&#39;t be the craziest thing in the world given that Samsung has already shown it can produce such a device, but given the higher price of the<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review" target="_blank">&nbsp;Note Edge</a>, we don&#39;t expect the curved screen variant will be pushed as the main product. If it even exists at all that is.</p> <p><strong>Update 08/12/14:&nbsp;</strong>The Galaxy S6&#39;s specs have leaked online, courtesy of an AnTuTu benchmark spotted by Chinese site cnmo. According to the leak, the S6 will land with a 5.5in, 2560 x 1440 screen. While the resolution was expected, the size bump up to 5.5 inches is rather drastic, given that the current Note 4&#39;s screen is only slightly larger at 5.7 inches.</p> <p>This suggests that the Note 5 could hit the 6in mark, following in the footsteps of devices like the Nexus 6, but we&#39;ll have to wait and see.</p> <p><strong>Update 16/01/15:</strong>&nbsp;A leaked&nbsp;<a href="http://wap.samsungmobile.com/uaprof/SM-G920A.xml" target="_blank">User Agent Profile</a>&nbsp;spotted on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/2sl4o8/samsung_leaked_uaprof_directly_confirms_samsung/" target="_blank">reddit</a>&nbsp;shows off specs for a device with a model number which we believe refers to the Galaxy S6. In it, a&nbsp;1440x2560 is mentioned, confirming that the S6 will indeed land with a 2K screen. Assuming the specs are genuine of course.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Will Samsung match LG with a 2K screen? We hope so" alt="Will Samsung match LG with a 2K screen? We hope so" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-g-s5-screen_0.jpg?1422760067" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="387" height="250" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen%20shot%202015-01-16%20at%2012.32.08_0.png?1422760061" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Curved screen? Sure, why not? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review/" target="_blank">Note 4 Edge</a>&nbsp;(pictured above) has a curved screen, with the right of the display bending around past the edge of the device.</p> <p>It&#39;s not that unusual to entertain the possibility of Samsung blessing the Galaxy S6 with a similar screen.</p> <p>The chief Note Edge designer Kim Na-su himself recently stated that &quot;a change in the platform can bring about a variety of new considerations [and] a curved screen is a big solution for overcoming those challenges&quot;.</p> <p>Jerry Kang, a<a href="http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141106001109" target="_blank">&nbsp;senior analyst at IHD</a>&nbsp;has previously stated that the Galaxy S6 will have a dual-edged screen which curves on both sides.&nbsp;</p> <p>Add all of the above together, and curved screen in the next Samsung flagship could be a real possibility.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review/" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge hands-on review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Update 14/01/15:</strong>&nbsp;According to Business Insider&#39;s sources, Samsung will reveal two versions of the Galaxy S6 - one with a regular screen, and one with a display that&#39;s curved towards one side, Note Edge-style.</p> <p>If true, it&#39;ll be interesting to see the pricing and availability of the curved variant. The Note Edge comes with limited availability and a premium price tag, and we&#39;re not sure if Samsung&#39;s production costs for curved smartphone displays are yet low enough to enter the regular flagship smartphone pricing bracket. We&#39;ll just have to wait and see.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-unveil-two-s6-smartphones-and-round-smartwatch-mwc/news" target="_blank">Samsung could unveil two Galaxy S6 smartphones and a round smartwatch at MWC</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-edge-02_1_0.jpg?1422760061" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power: Quad-core, you know the score </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Many are predicting that the Galaxy S6 will come with a new Qualcomm chipset &ndash; either the Snapdragon 808 or 810. Both are quad-core, 64-bit and more powerful on paper than any smartphone processor at the time of writing, and we&rsquo;d be pretty happy to see either of them on the S6 (they seem likely to require more power than the S5&rsquo;s Snapdragon 801, however, which could put extra strain on the battery life &ndash; see below for more on that), especially if they were paired with at least 3GB of RAM.</p> <p>Samsung has form in launching its flagship phones with octo-core Exynos chipsets too, albeit not in the UK. While eight cores might sound twice as powerful as four, in reality it doesn&rsquo;t quite work like that: in benchmarks, the Exynos-equipped S5 only performs marginally better than the Snapdragon 801-equipped S5. We think Samsung can stick to a quad-core Snapdragon 808 or 810 and still offer the performance a phone like the S6 will require.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll talk about storage here too. If it goes down the removeable backplate design route, Samsung is likely to support expandable storage via microSD, and thus the built-in storage doesn&rsquo;t need to be huge &ndash; let&rsquo;s say 32GB. If, however, the phone is has a metal unibody design and memory isn&rsquo;t user-increasable, we&rsquo;d like to see 64GB and maybe even 128GB as an option, just to keep pace with the Apple iPhone 6. And Samsung does like to be seen to be trying to keep up with Apple.</p> <p><strong>Update 08/12/14:&nbsp;</strong>Leaked AnTuTu benchmarks show off what could be the S6&#39;s final specs. Power-wise, we&#39;re looking at a 64-bit octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and, of course, Android 5.0 Lollipop.</p> <p>Samsung traditionally also launches a variant with a Qualcomm processor, which is expected to be the 64-bit Snapdragon 810.</p> <p><strong>Update 21/01/15:&nbsp;</strong>While the HTC One (M9) and LG G4 are expected to land with the Snapdragon 810 processor, the most recent reports to arrive from the Samsung rumour mill suggest that Samsung might actually skip the 810 chip altogether this time.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-20/samsung-said-to-drop-qualcomm-chip-from-next-galaxy-smartphone.html" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a>&#39;s source, the company is &quot;dropping its use of a Qualcomm Inc. chip that overheated during the Korean company&rsquo;s testing&quot;.</p> <p>If true, Samsung is likely to stick to its own Exynos processors across all international variants of the S6.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="We&#039;d love to see a powerhouse CPU like the Snapdragon 808 or 810" alt="We&#039;d love to see a powerhouse CPU like the Snapdragon 808 or 810" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/qualcomm-snapdragon_0.jpg?1422760067" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="379" height="600" title="Tasty specs" alt="Samsung Galaxy S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s6-antutu-benchmark_0.jpg?1422760061" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery: Bigger and better </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Galaxy S5 has a 2800mAh battery that matches up to the majority of its Android rivals by lasting around a day in normal use conditions (but not all: the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review">Sony Xperia Z3</a> lasts at least half a day longer), and it holds an advantage over most too in that it&rsquo;s user replaceable. If Samsung decides to go with a seamless metal body that could change, and if it does we&rsquo;d like to see better battery life, either owing to a larger battery capacity or increased efficiency.</p> <p>The LG G3 has a 5.5in 2K screen and markedly longer battery life than the 5.1in, 1080p Galaxy S5, so it&rsquo;s certainly possible for Samsung to improve its power efficiency. Much of this will depend on the processor it chooses for the S6, and if that&rsquo;s the Snapdragon 808 or 810, neither seems likely to offer lower energy use than the S5&rsquo;s Snapdragon 805. So it could well be that a larger battery is required.</p> <p>Of course, Samsung may want to retain its user replaceable battery selling point, in which case it&rsquo;ll probably hint that those looking for more battery life could simply buy a second battery to carry around with them.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review">Sony Xperia Z3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The S5&#039;s battery is OK, but there&#039;s room for improvement" alt="The S5&#039;s battery is OK, but there&#039;s room for improvement" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-s5-battery_1.jpg?1422760067" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera: Better in low light, please </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Were we betting types, we&rsquo;d put a significant wedge on the S6&rsquo;s camera outstripping the S5&rsquo;s when it comes to megapixel count. The S5 has a 16MP sensor, and we&rsquo;d be surprised if the S6 doesn&rsquo;t take things above 20MP.</p> <p>But megapixels alone don&rsquo;t make a good photo, and we&rsquo;d much rather see some measures taken to boost performance in low light conditions: larger megapixels (Apple&rsquo;s favoured method), optical image stabilisation, a wider aperture, or a combination of those. Optical image stabilisation is a distinct possibility, we&rsquo;d say, as Samsung has already used it in the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Galaxy Note 4</a>.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re not personally much inclined to take selfies, but we hear a lot of &ldquo;the young people&rdquo; are, and Samsung may well attempt to entice them to the S6 with a higher resolution front-facing camera. The HTC Desire Eye manages to squeeze a 13MP snapper on its front side, and while we wouldn&rsquo;t expect (or want) Samsung to go to those lengths, we wouldn&rsquo;t be surprised to see something in the 7 or 8MP range.</p> <p><strong>Update 08/12/14:&nbsp;</strong>Leaked AnTuTu benchmarks point to a massive 20MP rear-facing camera, bringing the S6 up to the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, in terms of megapixels at least. Higher numbers aren&#39;t the final word when it comes to image quality however, but given the high standard of Samsung&#39;s past smartphone cameras, we&#39;ve got high hopes.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The S5&#039;s camera could perform better in low light conditions" alt="The S5&#039;s camera could perform better in low light conditions" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-s5-camera_0.jpg?1422760067" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can Touch This </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 19/01/15:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sammobile.com/2015/01/16/exclusive-samsung-opts-for-a-touch-based-fingerprint-sensor-for-the-galaxy-s6/" target="_blank">SamMobile</a>&#39;s sources believe that the Galaxy S6&#39;s fingerprint-scanning home button will be upgraded to better compete with is Apple counterpart.</p> <p>The current home button on the Galaxy S5 requires users to swipe their fingerprints across it. While it does work well, it&#39;s still fiddlier and less convenient than its iPhone 6 alternative, which requires a simple press.</p> <p>According to the latest source, the home button on the Galaxy S6 will be larger and have a touch-based sensor, allowing full fingerprints to be read without requiring a swipe.</p> <p>We expect the news sensor to support the Galaxy S5&#39;s existing features - namely locking the phone, signing into websites and making payments with PayPal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simpler software </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 14/01/15:&nbsp;</strong>One criticism that Samsung has always faced is regarding the complexity, bloat and clutter of its TouchWiz Android software.</p> <p>While the Galaxy Note 4 and S5 have taken welcome steps in the right direction, the current iteration of TouchWiz still feels bloated in comparison to HTC&#39;s Sense 6.0 and the Android experience served up by Motorola and Sony.</p> <p>A recent report from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/article/8534/misc-features-going-samsung%E2%80%99s-user-interface-touchwiz-become-less-featured-galaxy-s6" target="_blank">Business Korea</a>&nbsp;states that Samsung has been working hard to optimise TouchWiz, in addition to scrapping unnecessary/little-used features.</p> <p>The UI is also apparently being simplified, building on the pastel colours and flat icons that are currently present.</p> <p>These optimisations are said to be drastic enough to make the S6 run as smooth as stock Android on the Nexus 6, which is the holy grail when it comes to slick Android use.</p> <p>Let&#39;s hope the rumours are true then, eh?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4000" height="3000" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5425_2_1.JPG?1422760061" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Truly wireless charging? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 21/01/15:&nbsp;</strong>A Korean report picked up by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2015/01/samsungs-galaxy-s6-rumored-to-be-packing-heavy-specs.html" target="_blank">Patently Apple</a>&nbsp;states that the Galaxy S6 will make use of magnetic resonance charging technology.</p> <p>While existing induction charging pads are now commonplace, they still require you to leave your device on a physical pad. Resonance charging on the other hand, is truly wireless, letting you charge your device while it&#39;s in your hands, without a single cable attached.</p> <p>Magnetic resonance chargers work by sending electromagnetic energy to devices that are tuned to the same resonance, and it&#39;s able to work through walls, albeit without delivering 100% of the electricity taken from the socket.</p> <p>It sounds a little far-fetched to us, but we imagine regular microUSB charging would be on the cards too. If true, Samsung will bring something to the table that&#39;ll make the S6 stand out from the crowd.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/magnetic-charging_1.jpg?1422760061" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reject reality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung&#39;s Gear VR headset, which is currently only compatible with the Note 4, will also apparently be able to accomodate the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge, according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sammobile.com/2015/01/29/exclusive-galaxy-s-edge-and-galaxy-s6-will-support-the-gear-vr/" target="_blank">Sam Mobile</a>&#39;s sources.</p> <p>If true, then it&#39;s good news for gaming fans who have been lusting after an Oculus Rift. Sort of. While the Gear VR is an impressive piece of kit, we found its lack of games to be a downside during our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oculus/samsung-gear-vr-innovator-edition/review" target="_blank">review</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Still, if the S6 really is compatible with it, we expect the available content to shoot up.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-s6-and-s-edge-will-reportedly-support-gear-vr/news" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S6 and S Edge will reportedly support Gear VR</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Release date: No hanging about </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With Mobile World Congress 2015 running from 2nd-5th March, we&rsquo;d expect Samsung to make its big Galaxy S6 reveal around that time (March/April is the period when Samsung traditionally unveils its flagship Galaxy S devices). Price-wise, we&rsquo;d expect it to be on a par with previous Galaxy S models - so don&rsquo;t expect it to be cheap and don&rsquo;t expect it to be vastly pricier than the S$1068 the S5 cost at launch.</p> <p>As is traditional in Android circles, we also expect to see many a leak about the S6 between now and its likely launch date. So keep an eye on Stuff.tv for all the news as we get it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten">The 10 best smartphones you can buy right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s6/samsung-galaxy-s6-what-we-d-see-samsung-s-next-flagship </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy S6: what we know so far </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here you go - leaked specs of Sammy&#039;s next flagship smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-g-s5_1_0.jpg?1422760061" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-s6-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-s6-review#comments Galaxy S6 Samsung Smartphones Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:01:09 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1450539 at http://www.stuff.tv Leaked LG G4 screenshot reveals a pixel-packed 3K screen http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/leaked-lg-g4-screenshot-reveals-pixel-packed-3k-screen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nope. That&#039;s not a typo. 624 pixels per inch, here we come </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSCN9980_4_0.JPG?1422683321" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Well well. Things just got even more interesting in the 2015 superphone spec race.</p> <p>A leaked screenshot reportedly taken from an LG G4 (picked up by My LG) shows off a 2880 x 1620 screen resolution. Which could also be described as 3K.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The document which leaks the screen resolution refers to a device called the LG-VS999. The VS985 is the existing model number for the US-based Verizon&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a>, so this could very well be genuine.&nbsp;</p> <p>The G4 is also expected to land with Qualcomm&#39;s powerful quad-core Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM - hardware that&#39;s already present in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g-flex-2/lg-g-flex-2/review" target="_blank">LG G Flex 2</a>. Coupled with expected camera improvements, the G4 is shaping up to be a fierce competitor in this year&#39;s smartphone wars.</p> <p>If LG can ensure that the battery life doesn&#39;t take a hit from all of these tasty specs, then it&#39;s got a real shot at the number one spot in Stuff&#39;s Top 10 list.</p> <p>With the likes of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-s6-review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S6</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-7/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6s</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z4/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z4</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-one-m9-hima/review" target="_blank">HTC One (M9)</a>&nbsp;on the way too, this year looks set to be the most exciting one yet.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">These are the top 10 best smartphones in the world</a></strong></p> <p><strong>[</strong><a href="http://forum.hardware.fr/hfr/gsmgpspda/telephone-android/unique-android-lollipop-sujet_27636_167.htm" target="_blank">forum.hardware.fr</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mylgphones.com/lgs-upcoming-g4-could-have-a-3k-display.html" target="_blank">My LG</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/leaked-lg-g4-screenshot-reveals-pixel-packed-3k-screen/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/leaked-lg-g4-screenshot-reveals-pixel-packed-3k-screen/news#comments G4 LG Smartphones Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:41:13 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1459058 at http://www.stuff.tv Huawei's Ascend P8 superphone is set to launch in April http://www.stuff.tv/sg/huawei/huawei-ascend-p8-set-april-launch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report claims the Chinese giant’s next flagship smartphone will be unveiled in London </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Huawei Ascend P7&#039;s successor is set for an April launch" alt="The Huawei Ascend P7&#039;s successor is set for an April launch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/huawei-p7-fr.jpg?1422672174" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Don&rsquo;t expect to see Huawei unveiling its new top of the range smartphone at MWC 2015.</p> <p>The Chinese company will instead launch the Ascend P8 at a special event in London a few weeks later: Wednesday 15th April to be precise.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/huawei/huawei-ascend-p7/review">Huawei Ascend P7</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ascend P in the UK </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This news comes courtesy of Pocket-lint, who spoke to Huawei&rsquo;s director of marketing communications Jerry Huang recently. Huang didn&rsquo;t spill the beans on the Ascend P8&rsquo;s specifications or features, but it&rsquo;s likely to improve on those of its (fairly formidable) predecessor the Ascend P7, which boasted a quad-core 1.9GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, a 1080p 5in screen, 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.</p> <p>Huawei&rsquo;s choice of London as a venue is telling. Despite huge success and visibility in the Far East, the company remains something of an enigma to Western consumers. By unveiling its next flagship phone in the UK, Huawei is making the statement that it has global ambitions when it comes to smartphone sales.</p> <p>While we won&rsquo;t see the Ascend P8 at MWC, Huawei is believed to be launching its 2015 range of tablets and wearables at the Barcelona show. You can read about them, and everything else we&rsquo;re expecting to see unveiled there, in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mwc-2015/mobile-world-congress-2015-what-we-expect-see/feature">Mobile World Congress 2015 round-up</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/132562-huawei-ascend-p8-will-launch-15-april-in-london" target="_blank">Pocket-lint</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/huawei/ces-2015/ces-2015-stuff-interviews-changzhu-li-huawei-device/feature">Stuff interviews Huawei Device&#39;s Changzu Li</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/huawei/huawei-ascend-p8-set-april-launch/news#comments Huawei Smartphones Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:47:10 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1459032 at http://www.stuff.tv Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE's top-secret headquarters http://www.stuff.tv/sg/zte/behind-scenes-zte-headquarters/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We cross the border into Shenzhen for a grand tour of ZTE territory </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_2277.JPG?1422608575" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When we were in Hong Kong for ZTE&#39;s Blade S6 launch, we took the chance to slip over the border for a tour of their facilities including their museum, product line, as well as their secret cave of research and development.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/hands-zte-blade-s6/feature">Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ZTE&#039;s reputation precedes itself </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In case you were wondering, ZTE&#39;s first phone was launched in 1998. But their real marker was when they launched the ZTE802 in 2001, the first-ever CDMA phone with a detachable SIM card.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="ZTE&#039;s reputation precedes itself" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2285.JPG?1422608575" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Friends in high places </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Who&#39;s that? Oh, nobody, just China&#39;s First Lady Peng Liyuan, snapped in the wild using a Nubia Z5 Mini. If it&#39;s good enough for her...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Friends in high places" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2290.JPG?1422608575" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simon says </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>ZTE&#39;s real proud of their voice recognition system, and we must say it works real swell, when it could recognise even heavily Chinese-accented English. That&#39;s more than what some of us can say...&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Simon says" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2292.JPG?1422608575" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Home alone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Smart home? ZTE&#39;s on it. Connect your humble abode to ZTE&#39;s not-so-humble Zandra system, which gives you everything from gas and smoke detectors to a very cool panic button. Macauly Culkin would be jealous.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Home alone" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2298.JPG?1422608575" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Future stuff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That display holds ZTE&#39;s next big plan to take over the world, smartphone-style.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Future stuff" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2332.JPG?1422608575" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Closer inspection </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Chinese company is looking at making modular phones a la Google&#39;s Project Ara. But you can bet that it&#39;s going to be way more affordable in ZTE&#39;s typical grand style. Projected to happen in two to three years.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Closer inspection" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2331.JPG?1422608575" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One-handed convenience </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Phone too big for your wee hands? ZTE has an easy solution for that. Just tilt the phone to the left or right to instantly resize it for better access..</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="One-handed convenience" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2348.JPG?1422608575" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NBA? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What&#39;s NBA got to do with ZTE, aside from sharing the same three-lettered name abbreviation? Plenty, for the Chinese company is the proud sponsor of three different NBA teams: Houston Rockets (Yao Ming&#39;s team), New York Knicks, and Golden State Warriors. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="NBA?" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2355.JPG?1422608575" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Secrecy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unfortunately, we can&#39;t show you the mad mad world of ZTE&#39;s R&amp;D batcave. But it&#39;s a crazy house of machines repeatedly punching side buttons, water-splattering devices and even a twist test to ensure that Bendgate never happens to them.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Secrecy" alt="Behind closed doors - a sneak peek inside ZTE&#039;s top-secret headquarters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2384.JPG?1422608575" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/zte/behind-scenes-zte-headquarters/feature#comments Smartphones ZTE Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:01:44 +0000 Elissa Loi 1458891 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/sony-s-xperia-z4-might-be-out-sooner-we-all-expected/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The device gets spotted on an Indonesian certification site </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected" alt="Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sxz4.jpeg?1422608876" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just a few days ago, we published information that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/xperia-z4">Sony Xperia Z4</a> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/high-alert-sony-might-not-be-unveiling-xperia-z4-family-mwc-2015/news">might not make it in time for the MWC 2015</a> trade show at Barcelona in March. But by the looks of the latest leaks, that doesn&rsquo;t seem to be so.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Other models specified.. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The other two models identified on the Indonesian Postel regulatory site happen to be the Sony E5333 and Sony E2353. The latter is said to be a low-end model, going by the codename that the cheaper Sony Xperia M2 had (D23XX). This device could perhaps, be a minor upgrade from the Sony Xperia M2.</p> <p>As for the Sony E5333, it could be one to fill in the gaps between a flagship and a low-end model. This alleged mid-range device could be somewhat like the Xperia T2 Ultra (codenamed D53XX) but there&rsquo;s no concrete proof of this speculation.</p> <p>Once again, all bets are on that MWC 2015 could be the platform where these devices make their official debut. Hang tight &ndash; we&rsquo;ll update this space with more rumours and leaks as they come.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z4/review">Sony Xperia Z4 preview&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source and image: <a href="http://www.xperiablog.net/2015/01/29/three-new-xperia-model-numbers-revealed-e2353-e5333-and-e6533/" target="_blank">Xperia Blog</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected" alt="Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/postel.jpg?1422608876" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/sony-s-xperia-z4-might-be-out-sooner-we-all-expected/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/sony-s-xperia-z4-might-be-out-sooner-we-all-expected/news#comments Android MWC 2015 Smartphones Sony Xperia Z4 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:05:30 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458887 at http://www.stuff.tv Amosu’s pink iPhone 6 is just the thing for Valentine's Day http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/amosu-s-pink-iphone-6-just-thing-valentines-day/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is probably the love child of cotton candy and an iPhone 6 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Amosu’s pink iPhone 6 is just the thing for Valentines’ Day " alt="Amosu’s pink iPhone 6 is just the thing for Valentines’ Day " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pinkyiphone.jpg?1422600327" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stop rubbing your eyes, your vision isn&#39;t impaired. This is indeed the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6">iPhone 6</a>, in pink. And we&rsquo;re not talking about some pink casing that makes the unit look partially ridiculous; it&rsquo;s actually <em>all </em>pink (which is far worse).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/amosu-s-pink-iphone-6-just-thing-valentines-day/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/amosu-s-pink-iphone-6-just-thing-valentines-day/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone 6 Smartphones Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:17:13 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458869 at http://www.stuff.tv Mobile World Congress 2015: What we expect to see http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mwc-2015/mobile-world-congress-2015-what-we-expect-see/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Barcelona is about to host the world’s premier showcase for smartphones, tablets and other mobile tech. Here’s what we’re looking forward to seeing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Mobile World Congress 2015: What we expect to see" alt="Mobile World Congress 2015: What we expect to see" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mobile-world-congress_0_1_0.jpg?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From 2nd March, the Spanish city of Barcelona will, for a few days, be known for more than having a fierce spirit of independence, a fantastic (if currently underperforming) football team, lots of beautiful Gaudi architecture, and a major petty crime problem. It will be known as the place where lots of new mobile phones, tablets and wearables are being announced.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With Apple customarily swerving MWC, Samsung will likely prove the biggest tech company there &ndash; and it may well have some big new announcements. Rumour has it the Korean giant will <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-unveil-two-s6-smartphones-and-round-smartwatch-mwc/news">unveil not one but two Galaxy S6 flagship phones</a> at the show: one all-metal device and one with a screen that curls around the phone&rsquo;s edges.</p> <p>But that&rsquo;s not all! Samsung may also debut <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-could-reveal-circular-smartwatch-rotating-bezel-mwc/news">a new smartwatch</a>. Apparently codenamed &ldquo;Orbis&rdquo;, it&rsquo;s rumoured to come with a circular face, a rotating bezel, wireless charging and Samsung&rsquo;s own Tizen operating system. Samsung will reportedly also provide an open SDK, making it easier for app developers to build software for Tizen-based watches.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-s6-review">Samsung Galaxy S6 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung may have two Galaxy S6 phones waiting in the wings" alt="Samsung may have two Galaxy S6 phones waiting in the wings" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-alpha-01_2_0.jpg?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="552" height="416" title="A twisty-bezelled smartwatch could accompany any phones launched" alt="A twisty-bezelled smartwatch could accompany any phones launched" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-patent-interface-round-smartwatch1.png?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The other Korean tech giant may have a quieter MWC 2015 in mind. LG&rsquo;s next flagship, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-s-alleged-lg-g4-might-be-best-android-smartphone-2015/news">G4</a>, seems destined to arrive later in the year (May is the month that keeps cropping up in reports).</p> <p>The online rumour mill is fairly silent on what LG has planned for MWC, but putting our speculation cap on for a second, we could see &ldquo;lesser&rdquo; mid-range phones trotted out, or possibly a new smartwatch successor to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g-watch/review">LG G Watch</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Is it time for an LG G Watch successor?" alt="Is it time for an LG G Watch successor?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Watch-review-colour-face_2.png?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony now launches a flagship phone series (generally a large phone, a medium phone, a small phone, and a tablet) every six months, and for months we&rsquo;ve believed the company would drop its Xperia Z4 family during or around the time of MWC 2015.</p> <p>However, the paucity of leaks about these phones has led some to speculate that they won&rsquo;t be coming along quite so soon, and that a Q2 2015 release seems more likely. It could just be that the lack of leaks are, you know, down to Sony not allowing much to leak out &ndash; but given that every phone seems to get snapped by someone along the supply chain weeks or even months prior to release, it could also be that the Z4 family isn&rsquo;t coming to MWC 2015.</p> <p>Some say that the recent launch of a purple Xperia Z3 suggests that Sony plans to keep that line current for a little while longer, or that the reason for the delay is a shortage of Qualcomm&rsquo;s Snapdragon 810 processor.</p> <p>There have been leaks concerning the Z4 family&rsquo;s specs, which you can check out <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z4-z4-tablet-z4-compact-and-z4-ultra-details-leak/news">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="The Sony Z3 family: due for replacement at MWC 2015?" alt="The Sony Z3 family: due for replacement at MWC 2015?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-z3-family_0.jpg?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HTC&rsquo;s next flagship, the One (M9) or &ldquo;Hima&rdquo;, will almost certainly launch at MWC 2015. HTC has invited us to an event in Barcelona on Sunday 1st March (the day before the show officially starts) in order to &ldquo;see what&rsquo;s next&rdquo;.</p> <p>One thing you can&rsquo;t say about the M9 is that it hasn&rsquo;t been the subject of leaks. We&rsquo;ve seen tons of snaps of an M8-lookalike metal unibody handset doing the rounds &ndash; but it now transpires that these might be decoys released in order to throw people off the scent. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/mwc-2015/further-leaks-htc-one-m9-suggest-different-look-and-fancy-features/news">Some sources</a> claim the actual HTC One (M9) will sport a similar look to the HTC-manufactured <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nexus-9/review">Google Nexus 9</a> tablet: minimalist, plastic backed, thin and light.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-one-m9-hima/review">HTC One (M9) Hima preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The HTC One (M9) might not actually look anything like this" alt="The HTC One (M9) might not actually look anything like this" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-m9-leak-2_2.jpg?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Taiwanese company will, according to a report from <a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150123PD208.html" target="_blank">DigiTimes</a>, launch <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/acer/mwc-2015/acer-will-unveil-windows-powered-smartphones-mwc-2015/news">a range of Windows Phone-based smartphones</a> at MWC 2015. The phones will be entry-level rather than high-end, and it&rsquo;s not clear yet which version of Windows Phone they&rsquo;ll be running.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="427" title="Acer looks set to unveil Windows Phones at MWC 2015" alt="Acer looks set to unveil Windows Phones at MWC 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acer-allegro-2-1.jpg?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Huawei </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Huawei is holding a pre-MWC press conference on 1st March, and seems set to rip the wrappers of a wide range of new mobile gear.</p> <p>As reported by <a href="http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/132541-huawei-to-reveal-new-wearables-and-tablets-at-mwc-2015" target="_blank">Pocket-lint</a>, a recent Huawei media event showed that the Chinese company will launch both tablets and wearables during MWC. While the slide didn&#39;t go into too many specifics, it did depict a round, black-finished Android Wear smartwatch and mentioned a &quot;flagship smartband&quot;.</p> <p>It also seems likely that Huawei will launch a smaller, more affordable edition of its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/ifa-2014/huawei-s-ascend-mate-7-phablet-bumps-specs-adds-fingerprint-reader/news">Ascend Mate 7</a> phablet.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten">The 10 best smartphones you can buy right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-logo.jpg?1422584760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mwc-2015/mobile-world-congress-2015-what-we-expect-see/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mwc-2015/mobile-world-congress-2015-what-we-expect-see/feature#comments MWC 2015 Smartphones Tablets Wearable tech Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:34:13 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458863 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft investing in aftermarket Android operating system, CyanogenMod http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/microsoft-investing-aftermarket-android-operating-system-cyanogenmod/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cyanogen wants to wrest Android control from Google, and Microsoft may help </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CyanogenMod" alt="CyanogenMod" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cyanogen-cyanogenmod.jpg?1422582895" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft has its own smartphone platform with Windows Phone, obviously, but with a mere 3% market share compared to juggernauts like Android and iOS, the company may be getting antsy.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/microsoft-investing-aftermarket-android-operating-system-cyanogenmod/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/microsoft-investing-aftermarket-android-operating-system-cyanogenmod/news#comments Android Google Microsoft Smartphones Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:10:52 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458859 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung will ditch plastic for the Galaxy S6 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s6/samsung-will-ditch-plastic-galaxy-s6/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dreams of a premium Galaxy flagship are likely to come true this year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung will ditch plastic for the Galaxy S6" alt="Samsung will ditch plastic for the Galaxy S6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-metal-logo_3.jpg?1422582551" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung&#39;s fourth quarter financial report was filled with a bunch of numbers, but one chunk of information that stood out was the suggestion that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-s6-review" target="_blank">Galaxy S6</a> would be ditching Samsung&#39;s traditional polycarbonate plastic materials for something more premium.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s6/samsung-will-ditch-plastic-galaxy-s6/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s6/samsung-will-ditch-plastic-galaxy-s6/news#comments Galaxy S6 Samsung Smartphones Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:31:02 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458855 at http://www.stuff.tv This Huawei Mate 7 Compact leak makes its existence even more believable http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ascend-mate/these-huawei-mate-7-leaks-make-its-existence-even-more-believable/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Because when spyshots come into play, it can’t be that made up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="These Huawei Mate 7 Compact leaks make its existence even more believable " alt="These Huawei Mate 7 Compact leaks make its existence even more believable " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gsmhc.jpg?1422518179" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just days ago, there was a rumour indicating that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ascend-mate/huawei-might-soon-put-stop-ascend-name-its-line/news">Huawei might be dropping the &ldquo;Ascend&rdquo; name</a> from its future devices. And now, a new smartphone leak of a Huawei device further supports that claim.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not a smart move? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re not sure how this is going to take off, considering that the alleged unit&rsquo;s just a tad bit smaller than the original and looks pretty much the same too. Perhaps, if there were any leaks in its specs, it could be a differentiating factor.</p> <p>Sources speculate that there&rsquo;s a possibility that a HiSilicon SoC will be embedded within the device (if it makes its debut), since Huawei&#39;s generally prefers using its own chipsets in its mobile devices. But all we&rsquo;ve got for now is its alleged screen size only.</p> <p>Word&rsquo;s also on the street that this device will be showcased at the MWC 2015 trade show at Barcelona in early March, so there&rsquo;s not that long a wait time if you&rsquo;re expecting the device from Huawei.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/alleged-huawei-ascend-p8-might-have-looks-kill/news">The alleged Huawei Ascend P8 might have looks that kill&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_7_compact_allegedly_shown_in_live_images-news-10970.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>, images: <a href="https://twitter.com/leaksfly/status/560458005246779393" target="_blank">Twitter</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="These Huawei Mate 7 Compact leaks make its existence even more believable " alt="These Huawei Mate 7 Compact leaks make its existence even more believable " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gsmahmc.jpg?1422518179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ascend-mate/these-huawei-mate-7-leaks-make-its-existence-even-more-believable/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ascend-mate/these-huawei-mate-7-leaks-make-its-existence-even-more-believable/news#comments Ascend Mate Huawei MWC 2015 Phablets Smartphones Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:47:30 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458781 at http://www.stuff.tv Don’t want to spend on the HTC One (M8)? There might be a mid-range one in the works http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/don-t-want-spend-htc-one-m8-there-might-be-mid-range-one-works/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sources claim the HTC One M8i is in the company’s pipeline </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Don’t want to spend on the HTC One (M8)? There might be a mid-range one in the works" alt="Don’t want to spend on the HTC One (M8)? There might be a mid-range one in the w" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hcm8.jpeg?1422517051" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;ve been bomabrded left, right, and center with speculations about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/one-m9">HTC One (M9)</a>&nbsp;when it comes to leaks about mobile devices from the Taiwanese tech maker. But now, there&rsquo;s one more device to add on to the leaks.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/don-t-want-spend-htc-one-m8-there-might-be-mid-range-one-works/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/don-t-want-spend-htc-one-m8-there-might-be-mid-range-one-works/news#comments Android HTC One (M8) Smartphones Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:23:51 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458779 at http://www.stuff.tv Get your wallets ready – Motorola’s devices are going on sale http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/get-your-wallets-ready-motorola-s-devices-are-going-sale/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t panic yet, the sale’s only on from next month </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Get your wallets ready – Motorola’s devices are going on sale " alt="Get your wallets ready – Motorola’s devices are going on sale " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/valentinesdaypromo.jpg?1422516828" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;ve been eyeing the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/moto-x">Motorola Moto X </a>(or any of the company&rsquo;s other mobile devices) for the longest time ever, the time for you to get them is nearing. Why you ask? Because Motorola&rsquo;s going to discount an assortment of its devices, including the second-generation Motorola Moto X.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/get-your-wallets-ready-motorola-s-devices-are-going-sale/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/get-your-wallets-ready-motorola-s-devices-are-going-sale/news#comments Android Moto 360 Moto X Motorola Smartphones Smartwatch Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:18:18 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458774 at http://www.stuff.tv Further leaks of the HTC One (M9) suggest a different look http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/mwc-2015/further-leaks-htc-one-m9-suggest-different-look-and-fancy-features/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED 29/01/15: Notorious leakster, Evan Blass, confirms this look by leaking spyshots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Further leaks of the HTC One (M9) suggest a different look " alt="Further leaks of the HTC One (M9) suggest a different look " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/onemm9.jpg?1422500789" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>That <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/htc-one-m9-images-surface-online/news">20.7MP camera</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/android-fans-here-are-more-details-unofficial-htc-one-m9/news">5.5in 2K display, Snapdragon 805 chipset, and a 3500mAh battery</a> belonging to the alleged <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/one-m9">HTC One (M9)</a> &ndash; you name it, we&rsquo;ve covered it. And now, we&rsquo;ve got more gossip to add on to HTC&rsquo;s upcoming flagship.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A glimpse at its look </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>UPDATED 29/01/15:</strong> Notorious leakster, Evan Blass, has <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/560425983476789248/photo/1" target="_blank">put up an image of the unofficial HTC One (M9)</a> and the One (M9) Plus on his Twitter feed.&nbsp;</p> <p>Looking at the picture, it supports the rumours of a redesigned unit with the all-glass front panel and hidden speaker style. &nbsp;Another physical feature evident in the snaps is a center-mounted front camera (although no other information was made available about it).&nbsp;It also shows that the Plus sized model might come fitted with a hardware home button (which apparently, won&#39;t be on the regular one), making it very iPhone-esque don&#39;t you think? &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[Source: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_m9_and_m9_plus_official_photos_leak-news-10967.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/mwc-2015/further-leaks-htc-one-m9-suggest-different-look-and-fancy-features/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/mwc-2015/further-leaks-htc-one-m9-suggest-different-look-and-fancy-features/news#comments Android HTC MWC 2015 One (M9) Smartphones Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:12:52 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458675 at http://www.stuff.tv This smartphone case lets you print out photos instantly http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphone-case-lets-you-print-out-photos-instantly/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shake it like a Polaroid picture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="700" height="525" title="This smartphone case lets you print out photos instantly" alt="This smartphone case lets you print out photos instantly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/prynt.jpg?1422495594" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yes, this is probably the world&#39;s bulkiest iPhone case, and it definitely won&#39;t fit in your pocket. But, in its defence, it has a built-in printer.</p> <p>Freshly launched on Kickstarter, Prynt is a smartphone case which lets you instanly print of honest-to-goodness photographs. You know, the type that you can hold in your hand, stick to walls and even crumple up and throw away? Remember those?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="222" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/InbornAggravatingAllensbigearedbat" width="702"></iframe></p> <p>Each case can hold 10 sheets of paper at once, and you can order refills through the Prynt app and have them sent directly out to you. Pictures can be printed instantly, or you can select any photo from your album, Facebook, Twitter etc, and bless them with the physical paper treatment.</p> <p>Currently the case is compatible with the iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S5, with plans to add more popular handsets in future. Modular dock adaptors are also supported, for when you decide to change smartphones.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="222" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/DifficultAppropriateAfricanjacana" width="702"></iframe></p> <p>The Prynt app itself also has an augmented reality feature built into it. Record a video, select a still from the clip, print it out, and watch the video playback on the photo itself via the app. Harry Potter, eat your heat out.</p> <p>It goes without saying that this isn&#39;t a case that you&#39;ll leave on your smartphone 24/7. Rather, it&#39;s something that&#39;s designed to be carried around with you and whipped out and guitar-laden campfire parties, coffee shops and idyllic summer picnics. Or whatever floats your boat really.</p> <p>You can currently order your own Prynt case for US$100 (S$135) from <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/prynt/prynt-the-first-instant-camera-case-for-iphone-and" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>, where it&#39;s already smashed through its US$50,000 (S$67,690) goal by raising US$236,576 (S$320,277) at the time of writing.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphone-case-lets-you-print-out-photos-instantly/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphone-case-lets-you-print-out-photos-instantly/news#comments Crowdfunding Geek accessories Smartphones Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:48:28 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458759 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer will unveil Windows smartphones at MWC 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/acer/mwc-2015/acer-will-unveil-windows-powered-smartphones-mwc-2015/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer looks set to unveil mid-range handsets with cloud encryption powers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="640" height="452" title="Acer will unveil Windows smartphones at MWC 2015" alt="Acer will unveil Windows smartphones at MWC 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-allegro-2-1.jpg?1422495376" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A report from <a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150123PD208.html">DigiTimes</a> says Acer will make a return to the smartphone game with a range of Windows-based smartphones at this year&#39;s Mobile World Congress, although it&#39;s not yet clear whether they will run on the new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/9-ways-which-windows-10-shakes-smartphone-experience/feature">Windows 10 platform.&nbsp;</a></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/max-langridge" title="View user profile.">Max Langridge</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The announcement was confirmed by Acer&#39;s CEO Jason Chen at a recent supply chain conference on January 22nd. He went on to point out that a number of Acer&#39;s suppliers attended the conference as well.</p> <p>The new smartphones will run Windows, alongside Acer&#39;s own Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) system.&nbsp;</p> <p>But for those hoping for high-end handsets from the manufacturer, prepared to be disappointed. Chen revealed the company plans to invest more in its smartphone business, but will focus on the entry-level sector. Presumably it doesn&#39;t feel it can compete with the likes of Apple and Android phone manufacturers.</p> <p>The BYOC system works with a number of abApps, created by Acer. These include: abFiles; abDocs; abPhoto; abMedia; abMusic and abVideo. Unlike other Cloud services such as Dropbox and Google Drive, BYOC stores users&#39; data on their own home computer and makes it accessible from a range of devices including those running Android and iOS.&nbsp;</p> <p>Acer says it uses the &quot;most advanced&quot; AES encryption technology to protect all stored files.&nbsp;</p> <p>Chen also said at the conference that Acer had been approached by a &quot;high-end smartphone vendor&quot; with an interest in taking over Acer&#39;s smartphone business, but he declined to reveal which vendor it was. Acer hasn&#39;t ruled out the possibility of a merger in the future, but for now, will continue trading on its own.&nbsp;</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150123PD208.html">DigiTimes</a> via <a href="http://www.ubergizmo.com/2015/01/acer-to-debut-new-windows-phone-hardware-at-mwc/">UberGizmo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/acer/mwc-2015/acer-will-unveil-windows-powered-smartphones-mwc-2015/news#comments Acer MWC 2015 Smartphones Windows Phone Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:32:09 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458757 at http://www.stuff.tv