Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specifications, Design Leaked

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specifications, Design LeakedRumours have been coming thick and fast related to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+, but there has been no information leaked about the Galaxy Note 8, which is likely to be unveiled in the second half of the year. Now, a few details have now cropped up online showing the sketched schematics, and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

A sketch image leaked by Slashleaks shows a large device with the same design aesthetic as the Galaxy S8. There is no Home Button and most of the front is taken up the display, leaving very thin bezels at the top and bottom. At the bottom edge, there is a S Pen slot, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The SIM slot is situated on the top edge, and both the edges have perforations, which are likely be the speakers. If the Galaxy Note 8 will sport top and bottom speakers, it would mean huge improvement in the audio department.

Furthermore, the leak also reveals that the Galaxy Note 8 will sport a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED 4K display and a Snapdragon 835 chipset for the US market. For international markets, Samsung is tipped to integrate a 9-series Exynos chipset that hasn’t been announced yet. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will pack a 6GB of RAM, and offer up to 256GB of storage. This means that the Note 8 will come in various storage variants, the largest one being 256GB. All of this is mere early rumours, and Samsung is most likely far off from finalising things on the Note 8 yet.

Apple Asks US Supreme Court to Rule Against Samsung Over Patents

Apple Asks US Supreme Court to Rule Against Samsung Over PatentsApple Inc on Friday asked the US Supreme Court to clear the way for the iPhone maker to secure hundreds of millions in damages from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in a case over smartphone design patents.

The world’s top smartphone rivals have been feuding over patents since 2011, when Apple sued Samsung in a northern California court alleging infringement of the iPhone’s patents, designs and trademarked appearance.

In its legal brief on Friday, Apple said Samsung had not provided evidence to support its argument that design patent damages should be decided on one component of a smartphone, rather than the entire product. Apple said there was no need for the Supreme Court to send the case back to a lower court for further proceedings.

A Samsung representative declined to immediately provide comment. The South Korean company has said that a ruling for Apple would diminish innovation and negatively impact the economy.

Following a 2012 jury trial, Samsung was ordered to pay Apple $930 million. Samsung has been trying to reduce that figure ever since.

Its efforts were partially rewarded in May 2015, when the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the damages on trademark liability. The appeals court, however, upheld Samsung’s infringement of the iPhone’s patents, including those related to the designs of the iPhone’s rounded-corner front face, bezel and colorful grid of icons.

That brought Samsung’s exposure down to $548 million, of which $399 million involves design patents. Additional damages, based on five other phone models, could also be awarded depending on the outcome of appeals.

Samsung asked the Supreme Court to review the case, calling the damages awarded excessive. In March, the justices agreed to look into whether courts should award in damages the total profits from a product that infringes a design patent, if the patent applies only to a component of the product.

In a filing last month, the US Department of Justice said the case should be sent back to a lower court.

But Apple said Congress has been clear on the issue of design patent damages, and there was no reason the Supreme Court should allow Samsung to make additional arguments.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fresh Leak Hints 6-Inch Display, Blue Coral Colour Variant

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fresh Leak Hints 6-Inch Display, Blue Coral Colour VariantSamsung is expected to launch the next Note offering on August 2, but before that happens, leaks have been aplenty. Now, renders of the Galaxy Note 7 have been spotted revealing the different colour options the phablet is expected to release in.

The renders come from noted tipster Evan Blass, and they give us a glimpse of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from the front and the back. He claims that the phablet will be available in Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral colour variants. Notably, there is no Gold colour option mentioned by the tipster.

The image reiterates the dual-edged display tipped to be coming back with the Galaxy Note 7. Samsunghad ditched the Edge variant with the Galaxy Note 5 due to S Pen issues, but it looks to have sorted it out and is set to release an Edge variant this year. So much so that Samsung is expected to ditch the flat screen variant altogether, and only release the dual-edged Samsung Galaxy S7.

The image also testifies to the heavily rumoured iris scanner at the front. The additional sensors above the display screen hints at the scanner integration – a first on a Samsung smartphone. The iris scanner will essentially give users the ability to unlock their smartphone just by looking at it.

A separate leak spotted first by Sammobile indicates that the Galaxy Note 7 may come with a 6-inch display. The report cites a Zauba listing which shows a model number SM-N930R4 with 6-inch screen size. While the Galaxy Note 7 has previously been listed on the site with the model number SM-N930, this could just be an error from Zauba’s end. Another possibility could also be that Samsung is just testing a prototype, and the final Galaxy Note 7 will come with a 5.7-inch screen only. In any case, we recommend you to take this leak with a pinch of salt.

Another leak from accessory maker Olixar has released a separate image of the Galaxy Note 7 hinting at the addition of the USB Type-C port. If this is true, it will be the first Samsung phablet to make the switch. The image again reiterates the iris scanner rumour.

With this year’s phablet, the company is also skipping a numeral and naming the Galaxy Note 5successor – Galaxy Note 7. This move is apparently done by Samsung, to un-complicate things for the customer. While the flagship Galaxy S series released the Galaxy S7 this year, the company thinks that users would think that the Galaxy Note 6 would confuse them, and make them presume that it was launched last year.

Past rumours hint at a new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based TouchWiz ‘Grace’ UX. The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to optimise its hardware in a battery-efficient manner, so much so that the phablet is expected to last for up to 20 hours of video playback with the brightness levels at maximum. It is expected to come with a QHD Super Amoled display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 or Exynos 8893 SoC, and 6GB of RAM. Storage options will be at 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB (with option to expand as well). Additionally, there is expected to be a 12-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3600mAh battery on the phablet

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Branding Leaked; Iris Scanner Tipped Again

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Branding Leaked; Iris Scanner Tipped AgainSamsung’s next Galaxy Note smartphone has once again been claimed to launch as the Galaxy Note 7, corroborating previous leaks. Prolific phone tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks took to Twitter sharing the SamsungGalaxy Note 7 branding. In a series of tweets, Blass furthersuggested that the Galaxy Note 7 will launch with the iris scanner. If true, the Galaxy Note 7 will be the first Samsung smartphone to sport such technology.

The iris scanner claim comes within days after a report from Korea said that Patron, a Korea-based camera module maker, would supply the iris camera modules to Samsung. It was believed that Patron won the tender months ago for supplying the entire volume of biometric modules needed for possibly for the Galaxy Note 7. To recall, the South Korean company had recently launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris in India featuring an iris scanner for biometric authentication.

In another tweet, Blass suggested few innards of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone including a 5.7-inch QHD Super Amoled display which seems to be identical to the last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The handset is also said to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-pixel PDAF (phase detection autofocus) feature and a 5-megapixel front camera. To recall, the Galaxy Note 5 featured a 16-megapixel rear camera.

Other innards of the alleged Galaxy Note 7 tipped include 64GB of inbuilt storage with microSD card expansion option. This may mean that the Galaxy Note 7 may have the 64GB model as the base storage option. Blass also claimed that the Note 7 will be IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. According to leaked details, the Galaxy Note 7 will come in Black, Blue, and Silver colour options. A recently leaked application filed by Samsung tips that the Galaxy Note 7 may come in Blue Coral colour option.

A recently leaked image claimed that Samsung could hold its next event as soon as August 2 to unveil the next Note phablet

Samsung ‘Smart Glow’ to Replace Notification LED: Report

Samsung 'Smart Glow' to Replace Notification LED: ReportSamsung is rumoured to introduce a brand new characteristic dubbed smart Glow in its smartphones. In line with reports, the smart Glow might be an opportunity to the prevailing notification LED setup on the Galaxy smartphones. The brand new characteristic is expected to first debut at the Samsung’s Galaxy J2 (2016).

The unannounced clever Glow can be positioned across the camera lens at the rear and could glow while a notification pops up. The leaked document says that the clever Glow will change color depending on the concern or usage signals, battery status, and different capabilities.

A leaked corporation file first picked up through Galaxyclub shows how the characteristic will paintings and also suggests that the luminous clever Glow ring can even have the Selfie help function (through Sammobile) with a purpose to assist customers robotically clicking when it detects a face. Customers could be able to prioritise the notification and decide the shade of the smart Glow notification light.

At this second, there may be no word whether the clever Glow can also be present at the Galaxy word 7 expected to release on August 2. A current record advised that the South Korean phone large will percent an iris scanner at the employer’s subsequent Galaxy be aware phablet. There were reviews in advance claiming that Samsung changed into planning to consist of the iris scanner on this 12 months’s Galaxy be aware 7.

Earlier this month, Samsung Electronics the usa and AT&T in collaboration unveiled the new Galaxy S7 lively. The telephone may be exclusive to AT&T. The corporation additionally introduced the Galaxy J3 seasoned in China this month.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro With 4G Support Goes Official

Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro With 4G Support Goes Official

Samsung has quietly introduced a new J-series smartphone, the Galaxy J3 Pro, in China. The company has listed the Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro on its official China website tipping an imminent launch soon. There is no pricing or availability announced as of now but we can expect Samsung to reveal the details soon.

Similar to other J-series Samsung phones, the Galaxy J3 Pro also features frames with metal-like finish. The handset sports the signature home button seen on almost all Galaxy smartphones. The Samsung China listing confirms that the Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro will be available via China Telecom.

For specifications, the Galaxy J3 Pro features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) Super Amoled display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The dual-SIM based Galaxy J3 Pro runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front camera. The rear camera can record full-HD videos at 30fps. The handset measures 142.2×71.3x8mm and weighs 139 grams.

The Galaxy J3 Pro supports 4G, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Glonass, NFC, and Micro-USB connectivity options. The Samsung China listing confirms that the Galaxy J3 Pro will be compatible with Indian LTE bands as well. The handset is backed by a 2600mAh battery. The official listing confirms that the smartphone will be available in Grey and Gold colours.

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Leaks Tip Design, Iris Scanner, and USB Type-C Port

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Leaks Tip Design, Iris Scanner, and USB Type-C PortJust like every year, Samsung will unveil its next offering sometime in the second half of 2016. But before that, leaks have been in abundance, and the latest gives us more details on the dimensions, a switch to USB Type-C, and a possible addition of an iris scanner.

The latest leak comes from uSwitch in the form of a video that show a Galaxy Note 6 rendered from leaked blueprints from all angles. The video reveals dual-edged curves on the display, indicating it is the Galaxy Note 6 Edge variant. There’s also the USB Type-C port at the bottom, hinting that Samsung has finally ditched Micro-USB and adopted USB Type-C. Upon looking carefully, there are two large and three small sensors on top of the display screen. This indicates the addition of the iris scanner into the Galaxy Note 6. If this is true, the user will be able to unlock the Galaxy Note 6 just by looking at it.

Additionally, another tipster Shai Mizrachi leaked a sketch of the Galaxy Note 6 revealing its dimensions. The phablet is expected to measure at 153×74.5×7.8mm. It again sports a dual-edged curved screen, again fuelling the rumours of an Edge variant.

Samsung is also expected to ditch the 6 number, and jump to the next one calling the next Note – the Galaxy Note 7. However, reports are diverse, and we would want you to take all the information with a pinch of salt.

As previously reported, the Galaxy Note 6 is expected to be unveiled early in August to fend off iPhone competition. Leaked specifications so far include a 5.8-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 820 SoC paired with 10nm 6GB of RAM module, 32GB inbuilt storage with expandability via microSD card, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and a Dual Pixel setup in the front.