First Images of the HTC One M10 Leaked Out

It is no secret that all the major Android players are getting ready to launch their latest flagship devices for the year 2016. We have already received confirmation about the launch event plans from the likes of Samsung, LG and Xiaomi for their latest flagship phones. The others definitely are not far behind, especially those brands that launch their flagships in the first quarter of the year. The name missing out here is HTC, who usually announce their flagship in the month of February. With LG, Samsung and Xiaomi certainly announcing their flagship devices at MWC, it is clear that HTC is giving it a skip.

HTC One M10

Their flagship device, the HTC Perfume or commonly called the M10, is expected to come post the MWC event in a separate dedicated event. It is rumored that the phone will come with a QHD display which will measure 5.1 inches and feature a 12.1 Ultrapixel camera with Laser Autofocus.

The M10 will mark a return to the days of Ultrapixel camera for HTC after they had ditched it in the HTC M9. The phone will continue to come with a fingerprint scanner, though the new design leak is curvier than the M9. The phone will feature Snapdragon 820 with 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The first real image of the phone was leaked out by the famous leak-star @Evleaks on Twitter. Missing out in the image are the trusted and loved Boomsound speakers, though there is a rugged power button. The phone in general from the top looks very similar to the Nexus 6P, though with the fingerprint scanner on the front. Think of the design to be a cross between iPhone 6 Plus and Nexus 6P.

There is no information on when the phone will be available or the cost that it would set you back by, yet!

You Can Add Upto 256 Users in a Group on WhatsApp

If you find groups on WhatsApp annoying, you may want to look away from this post right now. And if you are one of those who loves long group conversations, then this is going to be a great news. So far, Whatsapp restricted to you only having 100 participants per group, but according to the latest update, you will be able to add as many as 256 participants per group on Whatsapp. 256 is an odd number of participants, but any addition is welcome, right?

Hugo Barra Confirms that Xiaomi Mi5 Will Not Come With a 2K Display

In what could be considered a rather conservative step, Hugo Barra, the VP of Xiaomi has confirmed that the upcoming Xiaomi Mi5 will not bring a 2K display. Pretty much every upcoming flagship device in the year 2016, is expected to come with a 2K panel, with leaks around the Galaxy S7, LG G5 and even the HTC Perfume pretty much confirming this. Even last year for that matter, devices like the Galaxy S6 and the Nexus 6P, the phones that did well, came with 2K panels.

Here's a little sneak preview of my #Mi5 home screen. Can your eagle eyes spot what's new with Mi and coming to you on February 24? 󾆐

Posted by Hugo Barra on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Posted by Hugo Barra on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

One excuse for not including the 2K panel on the device could be that it has proved to a battery drain on the devices, which have gone with it and that is why Xiaomi wants to keep the experience balanced. The news comes as a result of a Facebook post, made by Hugo asking Xiaomi loyalists to guess what are the new features that the fans could make out from the Homescreen screenshot that he has shared. The obvious one being that the phone will support Dual SIM, which most likely would be thanks to a hybrid tray, where you can either use a second SIM card or a Micro SD card. From the screengrab, it is also clear that the phone will come with NFC, which is another interesting piece. The Xiaomi Mi5 is expected to be announced on February 24th and will come with fingerprint scanner.

Via: BGR India

Motorola Announces the Motorola Moto X Force As Motorola Goes Offline in India

Motorola announced the much hyped Motorola Moto X Force in an event held in Gurgaon yesterday. The device has been priced uncomfortably high at Rs 49,999 for the 32 GB version and Rs 53,999 for the 64 GB version. The USP of the device is its Shatterproof display which Motorola has guaranteed will remain intact at least for four years, but lacks the modern buzz-features like a fingerprint scanner or even Dual camera setup.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Launch Event Scheduled for February 21st

Samsung is all set to take the wraps off the latest Galaxy flagship device in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S7 in Barcelona on February 21st. The launch will happen right before the much anticipated, Mobile World Congress, which is all set to take place in Barcelona from 22nd to 25th February. Given that pretty much everyone of importance in the mobile tech media will be in Barcelona, the timing of the launch makes absolute sense for Samsung.

OnePlus 2 in 16 GB Variant Launched in India

Just like the OnePlus One, OnePlus announced the OnePlus 2 in two different variants. It was announced that the phone would come in a 64 GB variant with 4 GB of RAM and 16 GB variant with 3 GB of RAM. The 64 GB variant was obviously priced higher and was announced to be available immediately with an invite, while the 16 GB version of the phone was held back for a launch later in 2015. This did not materialize and it is only now that the 16 GB variant has gone on sale.

Hangouts v7.0 Brings the Ability to Quickly Reply From Notifications

Android introduced actionable notifications when they announced Android 5.0 about a couple of years ago and since then several applications have implemented it successfully. Most of the texting or IM applications have added the support whereby users can simply read the message in the notification and reply right from within the notifications box, via the action button available. However, Hangouts is a little late to party and has only implemented the quick reply to notifications in an update rolling out this week. The update will take your Hangouts app to version 7.0, though the update is being rolled out in phases, so you may have to wait till you receive it.

LG K4 Could be the New Entry Level Android Phone from LG

LG has definitely done very well when it comes to flagship segment. The likes of LG G2, G3, Nexus 5, Nexus 5X and the LG G4 have pretty much, been runaway hits in their category irrespective of the launch time. However, what LG has struggled is with the sub Rs 20,000 category or the budget category where none of their devices have really competed against the established Chinese brands like Lenovo, OnePlus or even Oppo in the said segment. LG took the bold step of making their presence more prominent in the budget category when it announced the LG K7 and K10, in an all new K series at CES.

Vodafone Offering 4G Ready SIM Cards in Delhi Ahead of the Anticipated Launch

It was announced last year that Vodafone would be starting to offer 4G LTE services in the capital city of India starting from December of 2015, however, technical snags meant that the service was not launched. However, new year has brought some good news for the users of Vodafone connection in Delhi as the company is already issuing out 4G ready SIM cards to the consumers who want to try out the service.