The Samsung Galaxy S6 leaks are piling up! Meanwhile, Ubuntu and ASUS are bringing in the goodies with their latest products.
Samsung Unpacked is on its way here, with MWC getting nearer and nearer. What can we expect from Samsung? The rumors are plentiful, but not very solid. The common belief is that there will, at least, be a regular version and one with an Edge Display.
CNET Korea has gotten a hold of a pretty neat image, though, and it suggests there can be up to 5 different versions! One of which would have that Edge Display, as you can see above.
There’s another interesting leak, though. This second bit of news comes from Under KG, a site that focues on things… under a kilogram. Either way, they seem to have gotten a hold of some images that show the basic design and measurements of the Samsung Galaxy S6 (or at least one of them).
Everything comes pretty standard. The phone is said to measure in at only 6.91 mm of thickness. We didn’t stop by just settling with the measurements, though. This image shows you how tall and wide the screen actually is, which allows us to use the Pythagorean theorem to find out the screen size.
After a bit of math, I figured out the screen in this device should measure 4.926 inches diagonally. That doesn’t quite add up, as the previous iteration measures 5.1-inches. Is Samsung downgrading? Maybe we are talking about a “compact” version, here.
Opinion: We know this is all very confusing right now, but we will get more details soon. The event is almost here! Be patient.
Ubuntu for phones has been around for years, but only flashed in other devices. Canonical has had no phone to call its own… until today. The very first device to come with Ubunutu out of the box is the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition.
This phone is made by BQ, a Spanish company that makes tablets and e-readers. The phone comes packed with a 4.5-inch 540x960p display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 8 GB of internal storage, 1 GB of RAM and other mid-to-low-end specs.
Of course, this phone will be quite affordable at only 169.90 Euros (about $190 USD), but there are some other great devices priced even lower than that. Can they BQ and Canonical compete? They don’t aim to. This is more of a beta test, of sorts. This is why they will be selling the device only to their Twitter followers, at least for the coming weeks.
Opinion: I was never a huge fan of Ubuntu for Phones, but it’s nice to see a competitor actually coming into the market. Will you be getting one of these? They are not the best option for affordable phones, but it could be great for early adopters who want to see what the OS is all about.
ASUS is not known for releasing accessories, but they are testing the waters with their brand new ASUS ZenPower 9600. This is a portable battery pack with 9600 mAh of juice. It’s sure to keep your phone running quite a long time.
No price and availability details have been revealed, but we think this could be a great accessory. It will come with 11 layers of protection, LED indicators, a microUSB port and a full USB port. ASUS will also offer colorful rubber cases.
Opinion: It’s cool to see someone is thinking about personalized battery packs. Being able to switch between colors and looks is really the future of phone customization.