Nokia 9 Expected Specifications, Features, And Launch Date

Nokia 9

A decade ago Nokia dominated the entire mobile phone industry. Well, declining Google’s offer to manufacture Android smartphones was one wrong decision that declined the company’s growth to such an extent that it had to shut down in 2014. That said, HMD global helped reintroduce Nokia as an Android smartphone brand and since its revamp Nokia has produced some great Android smartphones.

The major highlight of Nokia’s Android smartphones is exceptionally great performance, premium build quality, and Android One can be considered as the icing on the cake. Nokia 8 Sirocco is an impressive flagship smartphone, but Nokia may soon upgrade their flagship lineup with Nokia 9. So here’s every leak, rumor, or render that we were able to find on the internet.

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Nokia 9: Rumoured Specifications And Features

Pleasing design aesthetics have always been a distinctive feature of Nokia’s flagship and mid-range smartphones. The Nokia 9 won’t be an exception either. This new flagship smartphone may feature an aluminum and ceramic built. Nokia 9 may sport a 5.7-inch display that may sound small but is slightly bigger than the predecessor Nokia 8 sirocco. Furthermore, the Nokia 9 won’t come with a notch and the device will still retain small bezels.

Nokia 9

As for hardware, the Nokia 9 will be powered by the flagship Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. The Nokia 9 will come with 8GB RAM that will be standard across the entire lineup, and 128GB might be the base storage variant. It is worth noting that, generally Nokia doesn’t offer the ability to expand storage and Nokia 9 won’t come with an SD card slot as well.

Nokia 9

Almost every Nokia smartphone runs on Android One. Consequently, the Nokia 9 will run on Android 9.0 out of the box. Due to the Android One program, the Nokia 9 will get two major Android updates. Kudos to HMD global for offering monthly security patches and a minimum of two major software updates.

As of now, not much information is available about the camera on the Nokia 9 but what we can say looking at the predecessors it’s going to be impressive.

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Nokia 9: Pricing And Launch Date

Nokia 9

A reliable source suggests that apart from Nokia 9 HMD Global will also launch the Nokia 8 Pro. Both these smartphones will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2018. As for the pricing, the Nokia 9 might retail in the $899-$999 price category. On the other hand, the Nokia 8 Pro will retail in the $799-$899 price category.

Do share your thoughts and opinions on the Nokia 9 in the comments section below.

Apple iPhone SE 2 Specifications, Features, Price And Launch Date

Every year Apple introduces two iPhones (with iPhone X as an exception), one of these iPhone is a bit cheaper and has a smaller form-factor as compared to the Plus version. Well, a majority of users prefer the smaller one due to its compact size and almost similar performance.

Almost two years ago Apple introduced the iPhone SE with flagship internals from iPhone 6S and an identical design inherited from iPhone 5S. We can expect the iPhone SE2 to be the #OneMoreThing on 12th September at the iPhone XS launch event. So here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone SE 2 before its launch.

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iPhone SE 2: Rumoured Specifications And Features

As everyone would have expected the major highlight of the new iPhone SE 2 will be its small and compact form factor. Furthermore, this iPhone might be the cheapest among the three iPhone’s that will be announced at the Steve Jobs Theater. Reliable sources suggest that iPhone SE 2 will inherit design aesthetics from last year’s iPhone X. Lastly, iPhone SE 2 might offer iPhone 5C like color variants.

iPhone SE 2
IMG: ConceptCreator

The iPhone SE 2 might be powered by the A10 fusion processor that Apple introduced with the iPhone 7. As far as storage is concerned the device will come in either 32GB or 128GB storage variants coupled with 2GB RAM that will be standard across the entire lineup. The iPhone SE 2 might sport a 12MP camera with f/2.2 aperture.

iPhone SE 2
IMG: ConceptCreator

Apple will increase the battery size on the iPhone SE 2 from 1,640mAh to 1,700mAh so as to power a bigger display. iPhone SE 2 will not come with a headphone jack but the device may retain the Touch ID-equipped home button. So as to reduce the pricing rather than an OLED panel Apple may offer an LCD display on the iPhone SE 2.

Some other missing features might be just a single rear camera, no Face ID, and no wireless charging.

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iPhone SE 2: Pricing And Launch Date

iPhone SE is the cheapest iPhone that you can buy right now and the device retails for around $300. Well, the iPhone SE 2 will retail for a price of $700/£700, which by no means is a budget smartphone. The iPhone SE 2 will be launched on 12th December at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. For further updates on the iPhone SE 2 follow us on Twitter.

UPDATE

In spite of launching the iPhone SE 2, Apple unveiled the iPhone XR and its the budget iPhone for 2018. The iPhone XR is similar to the iPhone XS in terms of performance.

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Gold iPhone XS Images Leaked Weeks Before The Actual Launch

The annual iPhone launch is right around the corner and as usual, the internet is flooded with leaks, renders, and rumors. Recently, Apple sent out invites for the iPhone event on September 12. The invite that reads “Gather Around” didn’t reveal much about the actual hardware but its related to the iPhone in one or the other way.

After a few hours of invite distributions, 9to5Mac unveiled high-resolution images of might what possibly be the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Plus. The images look legit and the if I had to describe the new iPhone in one word it would be ‘Premium‘.

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iPhone XS: Images Elucidated

These images clearly suggest that Apple will continue the trend of launching two new main iPhone’s every year. This time around the second generation iPhone X will launch with a Plus variant. These two new iPhones i.e. the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Plus will feature a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED display respectively. Furthermore, the images suggest that Apple might introduce a new shade of the gold color.

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iPhone XS: Major Improvements

The iPhone XS will be powered by the unreleased A12 Bionic chipset coupled with M12 motion co-processor. The iPhone XS will be launched in 64GB, 128GB, and the 256GB storage variants. This time around the iPhone XS Plus may even feature a triple lens camera setup. Apart from that, the device will be perfect in almost every aspect. Well, iPhone XS and the device may compel iPhone X users to finally upgrade.

As for pricing, Apple won’t price the iPhone XS anything less than $1000. Do share your thoughts and opinions on the iPhone XS in the comments section below.

LG V40 ThinQ Latest Renders Unveil A Notch Based Display And A Triple Camera Setup

LG will launch its last flagship offering of 2018 the LG V40 ThinQ later this year. The trend of leaks and rumors before the actual launch of the smartphone implies to the LG V40 ThinQ as well.

Several leaks render, and press releases clearly depict the majority of specifications and design aesthetics of the smartphone months before its launch.

Well, the major highlight of LG flagship devices is the flawless performance across the board and the impressive wide-angle based dual camera setup. So here’s everything that the flagship LG V40 ThinQ renders suggest.

LG V40 ThinQ: Rendered Design Ergonomics And Features

The new and detailed renders provided by the two reliable sources @OnLeaks and /Leaks (Slashleaks) are based on 3D factory CAD files. These renders depict that the LG V40 will adopt a large-sized display with a notch for the earpiece, dual front-facing camera, and the sensors.

The smartphone will offer a 6.3-inch QHD+ display with a resolution of 3120×1440 pixels. Furthermore, the actual dimensions of the LG V40 ThinQ (as shown in renders) are 158.8 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm. LG V40 ThinQ may sport a complete metal and glass construction protected with Gorilla Glass 6 and the flagship device may support wireless charging as well.

The next major conclusion that we can draw from the detailed render is the inclusion of a triple rear camera setup. Yes, sounds similar to the Huawei P20 Pro but LG may adopt a triple rear camera setup.

These three sensors will definitely improve the quality and versatility of the camera on the LG flagship. LG may provide the main sensor with the highest resolution among the three, the secondary sensor may function as a depth sensing sensor to enhance portraits and low-light photos.

Lastly, the third sensor similar to its predecessors will be a wide-angle lens that will improve the field-of-view and offer a different perspective to photos.

LG V40 ThinQ: Rumoured Specifications

The LG V40 ThinQ will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. In terms of performance, this new flagship will offer a slight improvement over the LG V35 ThinQ.

As of now, not much information is available about the RAM and storage variants that the LG V40 ThinQ will offer. That said, you can follow us on Twitter for further updates on the LG V40 ThinQ.

Surprisingly LG will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack along with a USB-C port for fast charging and transferring data.

Lastly, in spite of the squeeze based ability to trigger Google Assistant, the new LG V40 ThinQ will feature a dedicated button below the volume rocker keys to trigger the Google Assistant. As Android has become synonymous with customization users can easily reassign tasks to this dedicated button.

Do share your thoughts, expectations, and opinions on the LG V40 ThinQ in the comments section below.

iPhone X Plus: Here’s Everything We Can Expect From The 2018 Apple Flagship

iPhone X Plus

iPhone X was both criticized and appreciated by tech enthusiasts across the globe. The $1000 Apple flagship introduced the concept of housing the front-facing camera and other sensors in a notch. Well, it’s not even been a year almost every major Android OEM now has a phone with a notch based display. The Internet is now flooded with iPhone X Plus leaks, rumors, and high resolution renders. So here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone X Plus.  

iPhone X Plus: Design And Display

iPhone X Plus
Image Credits: CNET

The iPhone X Plus will inherit metal and glass-based design ergonomics from its predecessor. We can expect the iPhone X Plus to offer an edge-to-edge 6.5-inch OLED display and Apple may provide a shatterproof screen for protection. Apart from that, the flagship smartphone will come with 2nd generation face ID that will offer improvement in speed and reliability. iPhone X Plus may also offer a vertical triple camera setup similar to the Huawei P20 Pro. Lastly, Apple may reintroduce the TouchID as an in-display fingerprint sensor. Few reports even suggest that the new iPhone’s will support Apple Pencil.

iPhone X Plus: Performance And Storage

iPhone X Plus
Image Credits: Inverse

A majority of iOS devices never face any issue in terms of performance. The major reason behind this stability in performance is the seamless integration between hardware and software manufactured by Apple. The iPhone X Plus will be powered by the unreleased A12 Bionic chipset coupled with M12 motion co-processor. This new processor will be faster and more power efficient as compared to the previous generation. We may notice a significant improvement in the graphics department as Apple is focusing towards AR and VR content. Furthermore, we even witnessed the various developments in the AR applications and games at the WWDC 2018. Lastly, Apple may stick to the last year’s 64GB and 256GB storage variants.

iPhone X Plus: Software And Camera

iPhone X Plus

iPhone X Plus will run on the latest iOS 12 out of the box. The software is clean and offers dozens of new features including the much-awaited redesigned notification panel. iPhone’s offer one of the best in the industry camera performance and each year Apple improvises the camera set up in one or the other way. This time around we can expect a slight increment in the camera hardware department and significant improvement in the software processing department on the iPhone X Plus. Furthermore, if Apple adopts the triple lens system the device will offer an improvement in low-lighting situations and HDR.

The iPhone X Plus will be launched on 12th September at Steve Jobs theater in Cupertino.

Lastly, the new iPhone X Plus will offer improvement in the charging speeds and Apple may include a fast charger within the box. Do share your thoughts and opinions on the iPhone X Plus in the comments section below.

Apple Airpods 2 Leaks, Rumours, And Launch Date

AirPods 2 release date, price and specs rumours

Since their arrival on 13th December 2016 Airpods have been a perfect pair of earphones for anyone well-adapted to the Apple ecosystem. The same year Apple initiated the trend of removing 3.5mm headphone jack, and many Android manufacturers including Google adopted it. Well, even from the business perspective Airpods have been a successful product for Apple and definitely hold a good share of Apple’s 1 Trillion market value.

Image Credits: iDrop News

There is no official announcement by Apple but a reliable source has informed Bloomberg that Apple may soon launch a voice-activated second generation Airpods 2. These Airpods 2 won’t face any issue in becoming mainstream due to the popularity of its predecessors. So here’s every bit of information available about the Airpods 2.

Apple Airpods 2: Rumoured Features And Specifications

The major highlight of the Airpods 2 will be the always on “Hey Siri” voice activation feature. Using the “Hey Siri” command users can easily trigger Siri, communicate with Siri, and assign tasks to Siri and that too using the Airpods all alone. Next up the new Airpods 2 may be splash and rain resistant. Well, the Airpods 2 can easily sustain unpredictable rains and accidental splashes but still, you won’t be able to swim with Airpods.

One of the most significant improvements that the Airpods 2 will offer is in the connectivity department. The new Airpods will be powered by the W2 Chip. This chip will help improvise the Bluetooth connectivity, data transmission speeds, and the battery life on the Airpods 2. It is worth noting that the W2 Chip was used in Apple Watch 3 and its capable enough to power the 1.3-inch OLED panel on the watch. A small design change will be the relocation of the LED indicator on the charging case. The LED indicator will be on the front of the case, not inside it.

One of the major issue with the original Airpods was with the overall sound quality. Apple will definitely improve the Audio quality on the new Airpods. Furthermore, we can also expect the addition of noise-cancellation feature on the new Airpods. The entire 2017 iPhone lineup supported wireless charging and we can expect the same with the Airpods 2. Lastly, Apple may also support the ability to stream music from Spotify.

Apple Airpods 2: Expected Launch Date And Pricing

As mentioned above there are no official announcements by Apple. That said, we can expect the Airpods 2 to be launched at Apple’s annual hardware launch event i.e the Keynote 2018. Overall, the Airpods 2 will be an interesting product and users will definitely find a few reasons to upgrade their original Airpods. The new Airpods will be priced slightly higher than the original Airpods and may retail for a price between $179–$199. 

Now if you have made it till here, do let us know what do you prefer more wireless or wired earphones.