The Samsung Galaxy S6 is all the hype lately, and rumored specs have just emerged. Meanwhile, HTC One M9 leaks hit the web while the M8 GPE is retired.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 hype has started, and it seems the guys at BGR have it on good authority that the specs will be just as impressive as we expect them to be. The tech blog got a list of specs from its sources, as well as some images they couldn’t share, as they had to protect their source.
So what are we taking a look at? Here are some specs to blow you away:
- 64-bit eight-core 14nm CPU which is 50% faster
- 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with a 577ppi density, stunning outdoor visibility, super dim mode for late night.
- A huge 20 megapixel OIS camera sensor and a 5 megapixel f/1.8 front-facing camera with real-time HDR
- 32 / 64 / 128GB of storage
- 2550mAh battery
- Built-in wireless charging
- Four hours of usage on a 10 minute charge
- Quick connect charging
- Samsung Pay: works with 90% of existing magnetic stripe payment terminals, and NFC payment terminals
- Metal and glass body
- Gorilla Glass 4
- Cat 6 LTE
Opinion: These are some pretty good specs, and I have also noticed this may be the year of the 20 MP cameras. At least on high-end devices. Don’t get too excited, though, as we know the guys at BGR have been known for getting a little too happy with their leaks. And since we are not actually seeing any pictures, we will have to take it all with a grain of salt.
The guys at nowhereelse.fr managed to bring us the first HTC One M9 (Hima) images this week, but today they are bringing us the best images we have seen so far. To me, quality images are much more valuable, so I am happy to see an actual press render of the HTC One M9.
There are no huge surprises here, though. The device looks just as expected, with a single camera in the back and a dual-time LED flash. The rest of the design is nearly identical to the HTC One M8, which is definitely not a bad thing. They also ran across some pretty cool case images, which also corroborate the design we have been seeing lately.
Opinion: As expected, the HTC One M9 is looking gorgeous and I can’t wait to take a look at it at Mobile World Congress. Gotta love all this HTC love!
The idea of having multiple devices come with the pure Google experience was promising. The Google Play Edition program became very popular for this very reason, but it seems the project has definitely seen brighter days.
Today, the HTC One M8 Google Play Edition has been taken off the shelves at the Google Play Store. It’s gone, and with it have marched away all your chances to buy a GPE smartphone. The HTC One M8 Google Play Edition was the last of its kind.
Opinion: We don’t know if more GPE devices will hit the Play Store in the future, but so far things are really not looking good. We do still have the Nexus program, but sometimes you just don’t want to stick to a single device for getting a true Google experience.