The 256GB iPhone 7 might be more than just a wild dream

While September is still several months away, Apple fans are already clamoring to find out everything they can about the iPhone 7. The upcoming flagship smartphone from the Cupertino-based tech giant has been the subject of countless rumors which has given fans a better idea of what to expect. If the latest rumors are true, we could see the iPhone 7 having a huge internal storage which would certainly make iPhone lovers very happy. Continue reading

ASUS ZenFone 3 versus Deluxe versus Ultra

Check down below for a full rundown of ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra hardware specs.

Category ZenFone 3 ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZenFone 3 Ultra
Display 1080p 5.5-inch SuperIPS+ LCD
77.3% screen to body radio
1080p 5.7-inch SuperAMOLED
79% screen to body ratio
1080p 6.8-inch IPD LCD
79% screen to body ratio
Construction Front and rear Corning Gorilla Glass panels with 2.5D contoured edges and metal frame Full aluminum alloy unibody with “invisible antenna” Full aluminum alloy unibody with “invisible antenna”
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Octa-core 14nm
8×1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 series Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Octa-core 28nm
4×1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A72
4×1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 530 Adreno 510
Main camera 16MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 (Sony IMX298 sensor)
f/2.0, 6-element Largan lens
0.03 second TriTech autofocus
4-axis OIS
3-axis EIS
Color correction sensor
Dual-tone LED flash
23MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 (Sony IMX318 sensor)
f/2.0, 6-element Largan lens
0.03 second TriTech autofocus
4-axis OIS
3-axis EIS
Color correction sensor
Dual-tone LED flash
23MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 (Sony IMX318 sensor)
f/2.0, 6-element Largan lens
0.03 second TriTech autofocus
4-axis OIS
3-axis EIS
Color correction sensor
Dual-tone LED flash
Front camera 8MP, 85-degree wide-angle lens 8MP, 85-degree wide-angle lens 8MP, 85-degree wide-angle lens
Wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi: 5G/2.4G, MIMO
Cat 6 LTE
802.11ac Wi-Fi: 5G/2.4G, MIMO
Cat 13 LTE + 3CA
802.11ac Wi-Fi: 5G/2.4G, MIMO
Cat 6 LTE
Fingerprint sensor Rear sensor, 5-finger registration, 360 degree recognition Rear sensor, 5-finger registration, 360 degree recognition Below screen sensor, 5-finger registration, 360 degree recognition
Connectibity Bluetooth 4.2
Type-C USB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.2
Type-C USB 3.0
Bluetooth 4.2
Type-C USB 2.0
SIM/SD slots Slot 1: MicroSIM (4G)
Slot 2: NanoSM (3G) or MicroSD
Slot 1: MicroSIM (4G)
Slot 2: NanoSM (3G) or MicroSD
Slot 1: MicroSIM (4G)
Slot 2: NanoSM (3G) or MicroSD
GPS GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU
OS Andorid 6.0 Marshmallow
ZenUI 3.0
Andorid 6.0 Marshmallow
ZenUI 3.0
Andorid 6.0 Marshmallow
ZenUI 3.0
Battery 3,000mAh 3,000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 4,600mAh with Quick Charge 3.0
Audio Hi-Res Audio
New 5-magnet speaker
NXP Smart AMP
Hi-Res Audio
New 5-magnet speaker
NXP Smart AMP
Hi-Res Audio
New 5-magnet speaker
NXP Smart AMP
DTS Headphone: X 7.1
DTS HD Premium Sound
Video Processor     ASUS Tru2Life+ featuring PixelWorks 4K TV Grade processor
DisplayPort over USB Type C
Other features   Always on panel Power bank capability with 1.5A rapid reverse charge
Colors Shimmer Gold
Aqua Blue
Sapphire Black
Moonlight White
Titanium Gray
Glacier Silver
Sand Gold
Titanium Gray
Glacier Silver
Rose Pink

 

 

HTC Has Started Posting Kernel Source For the HTC 10

The HTC 10 may be a newly released device, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a long wait for developers to receive the tools they need so they can start working with the phone. HTC understands this it seems and has just pushed out the needed tools for developers to begin work on the device for anything from apps to customized firmware, like ROMs for users to flash. The tools which HTC has now posted up to the HTC Dev website is the kernel source code, and there are three downloads available as of now which include the kernel source code for the unlocked HTC 10 model, the European model, and the Verizon Wireless model of the device.

 

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HTC 10 – Full phone specifications

Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Launch Announced 2016, April
Status Available. Released 2016, May
Body Dimensions 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm (5.74 x 2.83 x 0.35 in)
Weight 161 g (5.68 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM
Display Type Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches (~71.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~565 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  – HTC Sense UI
Platform OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPU Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
GPU Adreno 530
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera Primary 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, OIS, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features 1/2.3” sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.8, 23mm, OIS, autofocus, 1.34 µm pixel size, 1080p, HDR
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, dual speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 24-bit/192kHz audio
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent)
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Features Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
  – Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document editor
– Photo/video editor
Battery   Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 456 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 27 h (3G)
Misc Colors Carbon Gray, Topaz Gold, Glacier Silver
Price group 9/10
Tests Performance Basemark OS II: 1965 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1839
Basemark X: 28882
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 65dB / Noise 62dB / Ring 63dB
Audio quality Noise -90.4dB / Crosstalk -87.3dB
Battery life Endurance rating 66h

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
Launch Announced 2016, February
Status Available. Released 2016, March
Body Dimensions 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm (5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  – Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  – Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
– Curved edge screen
Platform OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Exynos 8890 Octa
CPU Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 530
Mali-T880 MP12
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 200 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality
Features 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 24-bit/192kHz audio
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
Features Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
  – Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) – market dependent
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
Battery   Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 27 h (3G)
Music play Up to 74 h
Misc Colors Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold
SAR US 1.17 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.26 W/kg (head)     0.51 W/kg (body)
Price group 9/10
Tests Performance Basemark OS II: 2107 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2050
Basemark X: 28480
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.439 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 62dB / Ring 66dB
Audio quality Noise -92.5dB / Crosstalk -92.2dB
Battery life Endurance rating 98h