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Check it out – the first leaked photo of the HTC One M10

If you’re an HTC fan, it must be frustrating not coming across that much information about the HTC One M10 (codenamed Perfume), as the internet is filled with leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and LG G5. Today is different, as we have come across the first leaked photo of HTC’s next flagship.

HTC One M10?

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The photo above claims to show the unannounced HTC One M9. Of course, there’s no way for us to verify if the device shows the real deal or not, so we advise you to take it with a pinch of salt. However, since the photo was leaked by serial leakster Evan Blass, a man renowned for leaking accurate information on yet to be announced devices, it’s possible that we are looking at the real deal.

Judging from what we’re seeing, the HTC One M10 features a new design and doesn’t look anything like the HTC One M9. According to Blass in a previous tweet, the HTC One M10 will look more like the mid-range HTC One A9, which is exactly what we’re seeing here.

Like the HTC One A9, the HTC One M10 features a rounded home button. According to past reports, the device’s home button will also serve as the device’s fingerprint scanner. Additionally, the photo lines up with what we’ve heard in the past, which is the omission of the HTC-branded black bar.

Here’s what we’ve learned so far:

According to past rumours, the HTC One M10 will feature a 5.1-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). It is said to feature a 12-megapixel UltraPixel rear-facing camera with laser auto focus. Under the hood is expected to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, coupled with 4 GB of RAM. On board is said to be 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for additional storage options. If true, this would mean that the HTC One M10 would no longer lag behind its rivals. The HTC One M9 was behind the competition, since it only featured a screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD) when most of its rivals feature Quad HD screens.

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Check out these new LG G5 case renders

LG is yet to make the LG G5 official. Despite this, two case makers are selling protective cases for the unannounced device on Amazon. The renders also give us a closer look at LG’s next flagship.

New LG G5 case renders

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LK Ultra and Diztronic are the case makers responsible for the renders seen above. This isn’t the first time case renders of the LG G5 have been leaked, but this is the first time case renders show the rumoured dual camera setup of the device. They also show that LG has employed dual flash and laser auto focus.

Also shown is a circular cutout under the camera, which is believed to be for a fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner is also the LG G5’s power button. The renders also line up with past rumours that claim LG has moved the volume rocker from the back to the side of the device. The LG G2, the LG G3, and the LG G4 all featured volume buttons on the back of the device.

Although a lot of what the renders show us mirror what past LG G5 rumours are claiming, the renders do not show us any signs of a special drawer-like mechanism that allows users to eject the battery from the metal chassis. This said, you should take these renders with a pinch of salt.

To recap, the LG G5 is rumoured to feature a dual camera setup, consisting of a 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel sensor. This new rear-facing camera setup is said to allow users to change the field of focus after an image is captured. This camera also comes with 4K video recording support and optical image stabilisation. As for the LG G5’s front-facing camera, the device is said to feature an 8-megapixel snapper for taking selfies and video chat. It is said to feature a reversible Type-C USB port. It is said to feature a 5.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). Under the hood is said to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, which is a new and more powerful quad-core processor with an Adreno 530 GPU to handle graphics. 4 GB of RAM is expected to be on board. Lastly, it is expected to be 8.2 mm-thick, which is slightly thinner than the LG G4.

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LG announces LG G5 to make appearance at MWC 2016

Word on the street is LG will introduce its next flagship at MWC 2016 on the 21st of February in Barcelona, Spain. Well, that rumour is no longer a rumour as the South Korean phone maker has just made the unveiling of the LG G5 official.

LG G5 to be introduced at MWC 2016

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LG Mobile made the announcement on its official Facebook page. In a GIF, the Korean firm says, “Come meet new friends on the playground” at the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona, Spain on the 21st of February. This was followed by “LG G5 day.” So there you go. It’s confirmed that the LG G5 will be unveiled at LG’s event on the said date.

Here’s the GIF:

Although the GIF doesn’t reveal what the LG G5 has to offer or what it will look like, we’ve learned from previous rumours that the LG G5 will feature a 5.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). Under the hood is said to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, which is a new and more powerful quad-core processor with an Adreno 530 GPU to handle graphics. 4 GB of RAM is expected to be on board. It is said to feature a reversible Type-C USB port. In the photography department, the device is said to feature a dual camera setup, consisting of a 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel sensor. This new rear-facing camera setup is said to allow users to change the field of focus after an image is captured. This camera also comes with 4K video recording support and optical image stabilisation. As for the LG G5’s front-facing camera, the device is said to feature an 8-megapixel snapper for taking selfies and video chat. Unlike the leather- or plastic-clad LG G4, the LG G5 is said to be clad in metal. Being clad in metal usually means that the device will feature a non-removable battery, but leaked renders suggest that LG will employ a drawer-like mechanism that gives users access to the battery. Lastly, it is expected to be 8.2 mm-thick, which is slightly thinner than the LG G4.

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Check out the back press renders of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Recently, we came across leaked press renders that allegedly show the front of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Now, new renders have surfaced that show the backs of the two said devices.

Back renders

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Evan Blass (popularly known as @evleaks on Twitter and the same person who leaked the front renders) is responsible for this latest leak. They show the rear of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, showing the devices’ logos, rear-facing cameras, flash, and sensors. Again, these renders suggest that Samsung did little to redesign the two, meaning they look a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Here’s what we know so far:

Past reports have revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will sport a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is said to sport a larger 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). The S7’s CPU will vary depending on the region. Units headed to the US and China will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, while international markets such as the UK will feature Samsung’s Exynos 8890 SoC. 4 GB of RAM is expected to be on board. In the photography department, word on the street is the S7 will feature Samsung’s new 12-megapixel BRITECELL rear-facing camera that is said to be more ideal in snapping photos and recording videos in low-light conditions. Despite the lower megapixel count, this larger 12-megapixel sensor is said to be an upgrade of the 16-megapixel snapper on board the Galaxy S6. The S7’s front-facing camera is said to be a 5-megapixel snapper. Unlike their predecessors The S7 and the S7 Edge are expected to feature microSD card slots for additional storage options. The two are said to be IP67-certified, meaning they will be dust- and water-resistant. This feature was not on board the S6 and S6 Edge. Lastly, the two are also said to feature a reversible USB Type-C port.

Samsung is scheduled to host its Unpacked 2016 event in Barcelona, Spain on the 21st of February. It says that “The Next Galaxy” will make its official debut at the event, and we’re betting Samsung was referring to the Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 said to feature less-visible camera hump

Past reports claimed that the camera hump on board the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will be non-existent in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, meaning the camera of the S7 and S7 Edge will be flush with the devices’ rear surface. A new tweet claims that there will still be a camera hump, but it won’t be as noticeable as before.

Less-visible camera hump

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The diagram above was leaked by Steve Hemmerstoffer on Twitter. The image compares the camera hump of the Samsung Galaxy S7 to that on the Samsung Galaxy S6, revealing that the camera on board the Galaxy S7 will add an insignificant 0.8 mm to the thickness of the device, compared to the rather significant 1.7 mm camera hump of the Galaxy S6.

According to past reports, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will feature a bigger 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). In the camera department, a new 12-megapixel BRITECELL rear-facing camera that is said to be more ideal in snapping photos and recording videos in low-light conditions and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping selfies and video chat is expected to be on board. Despite the lower megapixel count, this larger 12-megapixel sensor is expected to be an upgrade of the 16-megapixel snapper of the Galaxy S6. The two are also said to feature a reversible USB Type-C port, which means faster charging, faster data charging, and never having to worry about plugging in the connector the wrong way ever again. The S7 and the S7 Edge are said to feature microSD card slots and IP67 certifications, which were not on board their predecessors. Under the hood is expected to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC for markets such as the US and China, and a Samsung Exynos 8890 SoC for international markets (including the UK). 4 GB of RAM is expected to be on board.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will make their official debut on the 21st of February at its Unpacked 2016 event in Barcelona, Spain.

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