Latest Samsung Galaxy S9 leak offers spec details and device images

With less than one week to go before the Samsung Galaxy S9 is officially revealed, we’ve gotten the biggest leak of the upcoming Android flagship so far.

First up, what looks to be the complete spec list for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have been leaked by This leak backs up the rumors that the S9 will have a single 12-megapixel rear camera with dual apertures, f/1.5 and f/2.4, while the S9+ will add a second 12-megapixel rear camera.

Both Galaxy S9 models are also expected to offer optical image stabilization on their rear cameras as well as a slow motion video capture that’ll record at 960 frames per second. Around front, the S9 and S9+ will offer an 8-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are said to include stereo speakers tuned by AKG. When it comes to screens, the two phones will be similar to last year’s S8 and S8+, with the S9 packing a 5.8-inch 2960×1440 Super AMOLED display and the S9+ offering a larger 6.2-inch 2960×1440 screen. Both panels will offer a tall 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Today’s report does say that the S9 and S9+ displays will have less edge at the bottom of their screens, so they may not be identical to the S8 and S8+.

Also rumored to be included with the S9 and S9+ include an Exynos 9810 processor (likely a Snapdragon 845 in the US), 4GB of RAM on the S9 and 6GB of RAM on the S9+, 64GB of storage, iris scanning, facial recognition, USB-C, and a microSD card. The Galaxy S9 is said to have a 3,000mAh battery while the S9+ reportedly packs a 3,500mAh battery. Both phones are said to offer IP68 water and dust resistance, too. On the software side, both phones will run Android 8.0 below the Samsung Experience 9.0 user interface.

In addition to all of these spec leaks, several new images have that show the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have been shared by Evan Blass. They give us a look at the color options for Samsung’s upcoming flagship, which include Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, and Titanium Gray.

Samsung will officially unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+ on February 25. While many of the features of these phones have already leaked, it’s still worth paying attention to Samsung’s event next week for launch date and pricing info, and also to see if Samsung’s got any features that it managed to keep a secret. – Latest videos, reviews, articles, news and posts

Newly published UFS 3.0 spec brings faster storage speeds to smartphones

The standards organization JEDEC has released version 3.0 of the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) specification. The new specification more than doubles the bandwidth from the previous version, providing up to two lanes at 1450 MB/s, for a maximum of 2.9 GB/s, compared to a maximum of 1.2 GB/s. The standard also includes temperature reporting mechanisms on the storage controller intended specifically for the automotive market, where electronics are subject to more adverse conditions.

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RED Hydrogen One said to have ‘unprecedented’ carrier support as more spec details are spilled

RED Hydrogen One hands-on

It’s been awhile since we got any new info regarding the RED Hydrogen One, but this week a few more details about the upcoming Android flagship have surfaced.

RED founder Jim Jannard has taken to the Red User forums to spill some more info about the RED Hydrogen One. Jannard says that the Hydrogen One has “unprecedented” carrier support and added that the phone is currently being certified by operators, but he didn’t say which carriers will offer the Hydrogen One.

Jannard added that the carrier versions of the RED Hydrogen One will begin shipping this summer. Unlocked models, which have been available for pre-order since last July, are expected to ship earlier.

Speaking of pre-orders, Jannard said that RED will have a Hydrogen One to show to pre-order customers in April.

RED Hydrogen One teaser image

More spec details for the RED Hydrogen One were also spilled today. The device will have a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 display and a Snapdragon 835 processor, and it’ll be powered by a 4,500mAh battery. There will be a 3.5mm headphone jack on the device as well as USB-C, and there will also be dual SIM slots, one of which can be used for a microSD card.

The Hydrogen One is the first smartphone from RED, a company known for making extremely high-end camera equipment. One of the big draws of the device is its “Hydrogen holographic display” which can show holographic 4-View content, 3D content, and traditional 2D content. RED touts that the Hydrogen One will also utilize pogo pins to let you add modules to the device, such as a battery of a “cinema grade camera”.

RED began taking pre-orders for the Hydrogen One last year, with pricing starting at $ 1195 for an aluminum model and going up to $ 1595 for a titanium model.

There’s no question that the RED Hydrogen One sounds like a high-end device on paper, boasting flagship-tier specs and new features like a holographic display. Now we just have to wait and see if the Hydrogen One can live up to the hype that RED is building for it. – Latest videos, reviews, articles, news and posts

Moto X5, G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play promo images leak alongside spec details

When it rains, it pours – at least that seems to be the case for Motorola-related leaks today. No less than four different models have been outed, from two of the company’s series. And all of these could conceivably become official at MWC next month. The Moto X5 is probably the strangest of them all, with its iPhone X-like notch and white software button at the bottom of the screen. Oh, and there’s no fingerprint sensor in sight anywhere. Whether that means the X5 will be the second handset ever to sport an in-display fingerprint scanner or not (following the vivo X20 Plus UD) remains to… – Latest articles

Samsung Galaxy S9 packaging reportedly leaks, spec list included

Samsung Galaxy S9 packaging specs leak

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of 2018, and today some spec details for the upcoming Android flagship may have leaked.

A photo that claims to show the retail box for the Galaxy S9 has surfaced. Judging by the gloved hand and the timing of the leak, it’s possible that this box has recently rolled off the production line.

According this packaging, the Galaxy S9 will have a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display, much like the Galaxy S8 before it. Also included is a Dual Pixel 12-megapixel rear camera with OIS, like the GS8. What’s interesting is that there are two apertures listed, f/1.5 and f/2.4, suggesting that the camera could switch apertures.

Also included in this leaked spec list is an 8-megapixel front camera, 4GB of RAM 64GB of storage, IP68 water and dust resistance, and wireless charging. In addition to the bundled AKG headphones, the GS9 reportedly comes with stereo speakers that’ve been tuned by AKG.

Rumors have suggested that the Galaxy S9 will be very similar to the Galaxy S8, and this leak appears to back that rumor up. Many of these specs are similar to those included with the Galaxy S8, but there are some notable updates, like the AKG stereo speakers and camera with apertures that can change. There are other new features that may come to the GS9, too, like a Snapdragon 845 processor.

Will you be interested in the Galaxy S9 if this leaked spec list holds true? – Latest videos, reviews, articles, news and posts

First 5G spec has been finalized, expect to start seeing 5G in 2018

3GPP is an organization whose purpose is to define the industry standards for technologies that would succeed the 4G LTE standard. Today, 3GPP has set the specifications for 5G equipment in both towers and smartphones alike. This means that 5G standards have been set so that network and radio engineers can all work on a single platform for all 5G devices. Features, functions, services, and standards are set for carriers, phone makers, and radio equipment manufacturers now have a basis to begin to produce and roll out 5G equipment and services to capable networks around the… – Latest articles

Bloomberg: Apple altered Face ID spec to meet iPhone X targets

Ever since the iPhone X was announced, there's been a rumor that the handset will be a rarer commodity than gold dust and the Venus de Milo's arms, combined. That's because the components used to build the device's facial-recognition sensor are so co…
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USB 3.2 spec announced with double the speed for existing Type-C SuperSpeed cables

The USB Promoter Group has just announced the USB 3.2 spec update with one major change over USB 3.1: multi-lane operation on hosts and devices and thus double the bandwidth on existing SuperSpeed Type-C cables.

With USB 3.1, both hosts and devices were designed for single-lane use. The SuperSpeed cables, however, were designed with multi-lane in mind, but weren’t able to make use of it because the devices they connected to on both ends didn’t support it.

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Meizu Pro 7 spec sheet leaks ahead of tomorrow’s unveiling

The upcoming Meizu Pro 7 and its secondary screen on the rear has already been the subject of plenty of leaks. It’s set to be unveiled tomorrow, but leaks related to the device aren’t stopping, with the latest one confirming most of the phone’s key specs. The leak reveals the Pro 7 will have two variants – one powered by Helio P25 SoC and having 4GB/64GB memory configuration, while the other packing in Helio X30 chipset with 4GB/128GB memory. Main screen is 5.2-inch in size, while the secondary one is 1.9-inch. Talking about camera, the rear unit is 12MP+12MP, while the selfie… – Latest articles