Dozens of leaks about every major tech company have brought an incredible amount of new information to the journalists. The internet is such a place where you can find all the information about upcoming gadgets and technology. This can be done by a hacktivist, an angry insider, or an accidental leak from the company’s own corporate website. While the companies continue to hunt the leakers, but they keep delivering information to journalists. We compiled all the major leaks and rumours that spread like wildfire around the web.
- Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung has confirmed to unveil their next S-series smartphones – S10 on February in New York. This could mean the phone will be will arrive in India within weeks. In the past, Samsung used the Mobile World Congress trade show to introduce the newest members of the Galaxy S series. However, the company has now confirmed it will hold a Samsung Unpacked press event on Wednesday, February 20 in San Francisco, several days before MWC 2019 will be held. Though the manufacturer has yet to comment officially about the specs and price for the Samsung Galaxy S10, there are enough credible rumours to give us an idea of what to expect. Leaked model numbers confirm that Samsung will release three different Galaxy S10 models at once. The three devices have been given the codenames Beyond 0, Beyond 1, and Beyond 2. Of the three devices, Beyond 1 will reportedly be the successor to the Galaxy S9, Beyond 2 will be the successor to the Galaxy S9 Plus, and Beyond 0 will be a new entry-level device. The Beyond 3 model could have three rear cameras. Other rumours claim the bigger S10 variants could have an in-display fingerprint sensor and a 3D sensor. According to this rumour, two of the devices will have 5.8-inch displays, while the third would have a 6.2-inch screen. Even though the normal S10 and S10 Plus might have curved OLED displays with in-display fingerprint sensors, the third S10 model might not have a curved display or in-display fingerprint sensor.
Bloomberg has also reported that Samsung is testing S10 prototypes without headphone jacks, though this does not mean a final decision was made. Similar to Huawei Mate 20, the Galaxy S10 might feature reverse wireless charging named “Powershare”. This feature lets you use the Galaxy S10 to wirelessly charge other devices. We did hear a rumour that the Galaxy S10 line will NOT be 5G-capable. According to rumours, there will be a 5G phone from Samsung that releases next year, but it will be its own standalone model and not an S10 or Note 10 device.
It says that only the Galaxy S10 Plus will get the rear triple camera and that the Galaxy S10 and the entry-level device will both only get dual-lens rear cameras. It also claims that the Galaxy S10 Plus will get a 12MP main lens with f/1.5 to f/2.4 variable aperture, a 16MP 123-degree super-wide-angle lens with f/1.9 aperture, as well as a 13MP zoom lens with f/2.4 aperture. There are also reports suggesting this highest-end model could have 3D sensors on both the front and the back, making it an augmented reality powerhouse.
Some rumours claim the Galaxy S10 could use its screen as a replacement for its built-in speaker. It’s a similar technology used in Mi Mix 2 and Vivo Nex phone. If history is a guide, we can expect the Galaxy S10 to offer Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon chipset (the Snapdragon 855), for the U.S. market. India will get Samsung’s latest in-house Exynos chip, the Exynos 9820.
Samsung Galaxy s10:
- 6.1-inch display curved.
- 6GB or 8GB of RAM.
- 128GB or 512GB of internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus:
- 6.4-inch display curved.
- 6GB, 8GB, or 12GB of RAM.
- 128GB, 512GB, or 1TB of internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite/Galaxy S10E:
- 5.8-inch display flat.
- 6GB of RAM.
- 128GB of internal storage.
- Huawei’s Foldable Phone
The Chinese smartphone maker, Huawei officially tweeted their press invited on Twitter for an event at 6 PM IST on February 24, 2019. The image hints us that it could be the foldable smartphone by Huawei. The foldable smartphone is expected to come equipped with the in-house HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC and the Belong 5000 modem. The new upcoming 5G foldable phone will offer 5G connectivity. It will reportedly feature a 7.2-inch display. Unlike the Royale and Samsung foldable, no one really knows what Huawei’s look like, what mechanism the display adopts when folding, or how big it is when folded and unfolded. While the announcement is still a few weeks away, companies like Samsung, Xiaomi and LG already showed a glimpse of their foldable smartphone segment, 2019 appears to be the year when the foldable form factor truly becomes mainstream.
- Vivo V15 Pro
Vivo has sent a media invite which hints the upcoming phone to have pop-out selfie camera similar to Vivo Nex. There was also a promo poster shows us the upcoming phone is the Vivo V15 Pro. The poster also revealed the design of the smartphone. Its bezels look very thin and on the back, there’s a triple camera setup with a dualLED flash. The triple camera along with LED flash is vertically setup on the left side of the pane. The selfie snapper will be a 32MP unit with a pop-out mechanism. Another interesting feature is the in-display fingerprint scanner like Vivo’s NEX handset. There will be an extra key on the left side of the phone, meaning vivo could follow Samsung in giving an autonomous button for communicating with your personal assistant.
- Sony XZ4
Sony is going to unveil its latest flagship smartphone at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. This will be the fourth flagship in the Xperia XZ series and is rumoured to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. From some of the previous render leaks, we expect the device will have a tall 6.5-inch display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. If the rumours are true, the XZ4 will be the first Sony smartphone to feature a triple rear camera setup. This setup is now said to consist of a 52-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.6 aperture, a 16-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.6 aperture and a 0.3-megapixel ToF sensor with an f/1.4 aperture. If this turns out to be true, it will be the first smartphone to have such a high-resolution camera. The leaks also mentioned that the 6.5 OLED display will have QHD+ resolution (1440×3360 pixels) with support for HDR and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. Along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, the XZ4 will have 6GB of RAM along with 128GB of inbuilt storage. The storage is said to be expandable further up to 512GB via microSD card slot. Sony is said to ship the Xperia XZ4 with the latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system out-of-the-box. It will pack in a massive 4,400mAh battery with support for Qnovo Adaptive charging, USB PD, and Qi wireless charging.
- Apple iPad Mini 5
Last iPad mini was released in late 2015, and it’s been three years the Apple iPad mini 5 haven’t seen his successor. But according to a new report, the company is preparing to release a new upgraded iPad mini. Apple plans to ship both units in the first half of 2019, while the company is rumoured to be launching in March or April. Recently pictures have appeared on Twitter, which may show a new iPad mini. There is a line at the top of the case which looks like the 4G antenna. The design of the iPad Mini also looks similar to its predecessor. There is a headphone port and Touch ID seems to continue on board. There are also rumours about the new Apple Mini 5 will support Apple Pencil which is now available in the much improved second generation. Apple will use an A12 or A12X processor to boost the performance of the new iPad mini. Experts expect that Apple leaves the outdoor camera untouched, the resolution thus remains at 8 megapixels. If the manufacturer decides to integrate Face ID, the resolution of the front camera is likely to skyrocket.
It’s still not entirely clear if Apple is working on future iPad mini, but it’s certainly possible.
Xiaomi is ruling the Indian smartphone space especially because of its budget-friendly redmi phones and that’s is working on redmi go phone which will be more than a feature phone and lesser than a smartphone. the highlights of the Xiaomi redmi go includes a 5-inch HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 soc, an 8-megapixel rear camera with led flash and 3000mah battery. it will run on android oreo (go edition).