With Samsung expected to announce the Note8 smartphone by next month end, tipster Ice Universe managed to grab a render that’s allegedly the Samsung Galaxy Note8. The render reveals that the smartphone features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display with thin screen bezels and edge panel. The front-facing design looks almost like the current Samsung Galaxy S8 series smartphones, including the soft keys and the icons that are similar. It also appears that the power button and the volume rockers are on the left side, while the right-sided button could very well be the dedicated Bixby button. The device is expected to feature the Exynos 8895 processor with 6GB RAM and a dual-lens camera setup on the rear side with 12MP image sensors. The fingerprint sensor is located on the rear side, next to the dual-lens camera. The battery is also expected to be 3300 mAh or more. Read more here.
Thanks to Evan Blass, who is a reliable source of leaks and rumors, we get to see the upcoming Nokia 8 smartphone. The device is now confirmed to feature a dual-lens camera with ZEISS lens, according to the render. The camera is said to feature a pair of 13MP image sensors and the front camera is not known as of yet. While it was expected that the Nokia 8 may include a bezel-less display, the render showcases a design with large bezels in the top and bottom of the screen. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the front side of the screen. The device is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB or 8GB RAM, according to multiple sources and leaks. It’s not evident if Nokia will ship the device with Android 7.1.1 or Android O out of the box. The display is also said to feature a size of 5.2-inches along with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD). According to a recent report, HMD Global is expected to announce the Nokia 8 by July 31st and the price of the smartphone is rumored to be AED 2479. Read more here.
LG is expected to announce their next V30 flagship smartphone by the end of August, just before the IFA 2017 event. The smartphone is now seen to be showcased by MobileFun, a company known for making cases for smartphones. And according to the images, it's mostly clear that the LG V30 will feature a horizontally aligned dual-lens camera on the rear side, along with a fingerprint scanner under the main camera module. It also appears that the LG V30 will mostly be sold in black, gold and a model with rose gold frames. The display of the LG V30 is said to hold a size of 6.2-inch, along with edge-to-edge design and fewer bezels. This means that will mostly get to see a screen with 18:9 aspect ratio, similar to the LG G6 flagship. Recent reports also claim that LG might remove the secondary ticker display and use a full-sized OLED panel for the main screen. The smartphone is also expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 CPU with 4GB/6GB RAM configurations. The dual-lens camera is said to be holding 13MP camera sensors and the front-facing camera may feature an 8MP selfie snapper. The battery may likely be holding a capacity of 3200 mAh. Click here to know more.
Laptop maker Acer had unveiled their newest range of products at the JW Marriot Marquis hotel. The exclusive influencers event introduced special guests and media to showcase a variety of lifestyles and demonstrated a laptop for every type of user. The new Acer Spin 5 is a 360-degree flip laptop features a 13.3-inch FHD display and comes with the latest Intel processor and 802.11ac WiFi. The Spin 5 will be priced starting at AED 3799 and will hit the stores in September. The Acer Nitro 5 is a multimedia laptop, featuring a 7th generation Intel i7 processor and the GTX 1050 GPU. The notebook features a matte black chassis with a hairline finish. The Acer Nitro 5 will also be available in September with a starting price of AE 3699. Acer also introduced two new gaming laptops: The Acer Helios 300 and the Acer Predator Triton 700. The Helios 300 will come with GPU configurations of either the GTX 1060 or the GTX 1050 Ti, along with the Intel i7-7700HQ processor and 16GB RAM. The faster Triton 700 features options for the GTX 1060 or the GTX 1080 GPU with Max-Q design. The Acer Helios 300 will be available in September for a starting price of AED 4999, and the Acer Predator Triton 700 will be available from October, starting at AED 11,999. Click here to read more.
Rumor has it that Xiaomi has signed a deal with Samsung for the supply of curved OLED panels, which could lead to the fact that Xiaomi may be preparing to unveil a new OLED smartphone sometime this year or in 2018. While there is no information on the identity of the OLED smartphone, there were rumors in the past that Xiaomi is working on the Mi7 that may likely feature a 6-inch display that may be supplied by JDI. However, Samsung’s 6-inch OLED panel is curved and may be used for another device, and we guess it could be the successor to the Xiaomi Mi MIX device with an all-screen edge-to-edge design. Xiaomi is also expected to receive shipments of the OLED panel from December onwards with the production of over 1 million units and then another 2.2 million OLED panels on the following month. It was also reported that Xiaomi tried to bag a deal with LG for the supply of OLED screens, but was canceled due to a delay in the construction of new production plants. Click here to read more.