Taking a demeanour behind during 7 days of news and headlines opposite a universe of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes a large Galaxy Note 8 leak, Samsung’s twin SIM option, 3 keys to phablet success, a FCC divulgence Pixel 2 details, a brief happy life of a OnePlus 3T, HMD announces a Nokia 8 flagship, a intensity army in a Nokia 2, and Microsoft’s latest Android update.
Android Circuit is here to remind we of a few of a many things that have happened around Android in a final week (and we can find a weekly Apple news digest here).
Galaxy Note 8’s Powerful Details Leak
Over a final few months, we’ve got a good thought what a Galaxy Note 8 will demeanour like. Now we have some-more sum on a energy that lies inside Samsung’s phablet. Forbes’ Gordon Kelly reports:
With a launch date shutting in, a Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950) has shown adult in Geekbench and a renouned benchmarking program shows users will be removing a many absolute Samsung smartphone to date.
Like a Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, a Geekbench formula exhibit a Galaxy Note 8 will boat with Qualcomm’s tip of a operation Snapdragon 835 chipset. But distinct a predecessors, a Galaxy Note 8 will also boat with 6GB of RAM as customary (a singular book of a Galaxy S8 Plus with 6GB of RAM is limited to Asia and India).
Take Two Notes Into The World? Not Any More!
That’s not a usually warn for Note fans this week. It looks like Samsung is scheming a twin SIM various for a European variant. It competence be a customary underline in BRIC handsets, though it will be a acquire bauble for phablet fans in a EU. I news on a leaked sum from Samsung’s possess technical support pages inventory a SM-N950F/DS:
Following Samsung’s possess convention, a DS signifies twin sim. This is a underline that is renouned in BRIC countries – one of a regions where Samsung’s phablet operation is quite clever – though it’s not as prevalent in Europe and North America.
Dual SIM has been arrangement adult in some-more handsets over a final few years, and as some-more handsets collect adult ‘global’ versions with mixed magnitude support and bottom units boat to some-more countries, a application of twin SIM has been on a rise. You’ll find it in a series of handsets in a European marketplace – off a tip of my conduct we can consider of WileyFox and OnePlus that support twin SIM.
Three Keys To Success
How will Samsung marketplace a Note 8 and pledge a successful launch? we consider there are 3 areas that a South Korean association will concentration on, including a new hardware features, a measureless shade size, and the assertive timing of a launch:
Samsung has, once more, been assertive in a scheduling. Although a Note 8 is not going to be initial in a batting sequence for a late 2017 flagships (HMD Global’s Nokia 8 wins that honour) it is a initial with a intensity to strike a home run. The Note 8 will set a tinge that a other new flagships will be totalled opposite – a categorical contender being a iPhone 8.
While a iPhone 8 stays underneath wraps a Note 8 can conclude a bridgehead in a media. It will afterwards take a Note 8 to a Berlin IFA trade uncover and put it on arrangement for a world’s tech press to get a hands on. All of this will take place before a iPhone 8 is announced, and there’s each possibility that Samsung will open pre-orders before Tim Cook takes to a stage.
Don’t Forget To Squeeze Your Pixel 2 Gently
Given HTC is building a Pixel 2 for Google, it shouldn’t come as a warn that a ‘active edges’ benefaction in a U11 smartphone will also underline in Mountain View’s formidable second album. Thanks to the latest FCC filing, that fact has now been confirmed. Chris Welch has a details:
But a filing that HTC done with a FCC confirms a series of things about a smaller Google-branded smartphone approaching to entrance someday in a subsequent integrate months. For one, a FCC support confirms that HTC is really creation a thing.
…The FCC filing also confirms that HTC is bringing over a squeezing gimmick from a U11, that allows a phone to perform certain functions when we request vigour to a sides. This time, it’s called “Active Edge,” and representation screenshots enclosed in a support uncover that by default, a fist of your palm will activate Google Assistant.