Apple’s 5-Inch Phone, Galaxy S8 and S8 plus features leaked and More- Daily Tech Dose (Feb 12)

iphone X concept art

1. Apple rumored to launch 5-inch I phone and wireless charging to cost Additional.

According to sources, Apple is planning to launch 5-inch model of the iPhone among the 3 other rumored models.
Rumors have been around for quite some time about the Apple’s 5-inch iPhone with vertical camera alignment.

The 5-inch model would hit a sweet spot for the users wanting a phone which is neither big nor small.As there are no major companies who manufacture phones with screen size below 5-inches this move could be very profitable for Apple.Iphone Concept showing vertical allignment.

Rumors also suggest that Wireless charging will be only available for the model sporting a glass back and the wireless technology would be sold separately.

This has been always the strategy of Apple to make its users spend more money, They did it with Airpods and now planning to do it with wireless charging.

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Apart from that sources say Apple will not include Headphone adapter for the next iPhone.

2.Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus Features leaked.

According to the American phone leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks), Samsung will release 2 version of their next flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

Basic Galaxy S8 is supposed to sport a 5.8-inch QHD AMOLED display by Samsung whereas the Bigger S8 plus will sport a bigger 6.2-inch QHD AMOLED display by Samsung.

New Pictures of Samsung Galaxy S8 spotted on Chinese social Networking site Weibo.

Samsung Galaxy s8
source: @OnLeaks

Even though the screen sizes are big the overall footprint of the device should be same as the Galaxy S7 due to the smaller bezels.

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And I’m not really sure about the placement of fingerprint scanner at the back. If the overall size of the phone is any bigger than S7’s it’s going to be hard to unlock using Fingerprint scanner.

3. Redmi Note 4X announced in china.

Xiaomi has seen a staggering success with the launch of Redmi Note 4 in India,  Now the Chinese Smartphone manufacturer has announced Redmi Note 4X in china.

Redmi Note 4X launched in china

The phone itself looks quite similar to the Redmi Note 4, we can see the same metal body design and fingerprint scanner at the back.It has a 5.5-inch FHD display and comes with 2 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SOC coupled with 4GB/3GB/2GB RAM. We don’t know when this phone will be launched in India but the cost will be around 15000.

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4. Apple Won patent for i Pad Pro 2.

According to reports from Hong Kong,  Apple has won 4 design patents for new iPad model. even with less than excepted sales Apple’s iPad pro remained the best selling tablet in 2016.

The new design might be for the follow up for the iPad Pro.

Ipad pro 2 Patent design
http://www.patentlyapple.com

According to reports from patentlyapple the iPad pro 2 will have a new camera design.

iPad pro 2 patent image

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