#1 Galaxy Note 7 variant with 6-inch display spotted on Zauba
Although Zauba listings have usually been spot on as far as the screen-size information is concerned, there’s still a possibility that it (6-inch display for Note7) is a mistake on their part.|TechBot Daily|
#2 Snapdragon 820 Galaxy S7 and S7 edge finally rooted
This root method works by flashing an “engineered” boot image that only can be installed with a special version of the Odin tool. Remember that any kind of modification of a Samsung device could trip Knox security and/or Samsung Pay will be disabled.With that being said, you should only try the root method if you know what you are doing as there is even risk of bricking your device.|TechBot Daily|
#3 WSJ reports that the iPhone 7 will start at 32GB of base storage
While there have been rumors regarding Apple raising the base storage amount, there is a new report indirectly confirming that Apple will indeed raise the base storage to 32GB with the new iPhone 7 models incoming this September.It is said that the standard models will be structured as follows: 32GB/64GB/256GB and the Plus models will be available in 32GB/128GB/256GB storage configurations with only the storage amount being the differing factors.|TechBot Daily|
#4 BlackBerry Classic’s discontinuation confirmed by the company
In light of the news that the US Senate will no longer be assigned BlackBerry OS-powered devices, Chief Operations Officer Ralph Pini, has confirmed via a blog post, that the company is discontinuing its BlackBerry Classic smartphone and he writes, “the hardest part in letting go is accepting that change makes way for new and better experiences.”
BlackBerry will continue to actively support BlackBerry 10 with software updates and will even be updated to receive Blackberry 10.3.3 next month with another update to come next year.|TechBot Daily|
#5 New Xiaomi Mi Max version with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage is out in China for $179
But now there’s an even more affordable version of the Mi Max to pick from if you’re in China. This one has been leaked last month, and it comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, and wasn’t actually announced by Xiaomi at the Mi Max unveiling event. It’s currently going for just CNY 1,199, which means $179 or €161, thus being incredibly affordable even for the Chinese market.|TechBot Daily|
#6 Leak hints at new S Pen and Air Commands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7
According to iGyaan.in, who obtained an internal Samsung memo, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 will come with a few extra S Pen features, particularly within the Air Command interface. The word is that the Korean giant has baked in two new quick shortcuts, titled Dictionary and Speaking. The first likely refers to a handy translate feature, while the latter sounds like a text to speech engine of some kind.|TechBot Daily|
#7 Slide shows iPhone 7 will have wireless charging and waterproofing
The slide shows an iPhone 7 Pro (dual cameras) but is labeled iPhone 7 Plus. That aside, the phone will run iOS 10 (obviously) and will lack a headphone jack ( a rumor that has been confirmed and denied several times by unofficial sources).This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a waterproof iPhone 7 with wireless charging, but we’re still not ready to believe it. Next thing you know, people will start talking about a microSD slot.|TechBot Daily|
#8 vivo X7 scores 1,000,000 registrations, open sale kicks off in two days
A well-equipped midranger, the vivo X7 comes with a 5.2-inch FullHD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 652 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The primary camera on the back is a 13MP f/2.2 unit, while on the front there’s a 16MP selfie snapper with a screen fill-flash feature.|TechBot Daily|
#9 The Lenovo CG Slate is a new education tablet for India
It terms of hardware the Lenovo CG Slate tablet is identical to the Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20. Its specs include a 7-inch 1024 x 600 pixel IPS display, a MediaTek MT8127 SoC with quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM and a choice between 8GB or 16GB of expandable storage. It also packs a 2MP main camera and a 0.3MP selfie one, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, as well as a 3450 mAh battery within its 105 x 9.3 x 189 mm body, weighing in at 269 grams.The Lenovo CG Slate is already available exclusively from Flipkart at a promotional price of INR 7499 (about $111) for the first 1000 units and INR 8499 ($126) after that. Besides the tablet itself, this also gets you a nice-looking branded carrier bag as well.|TechBot Daily|
#10 OxygenOS 3.2.0 OTA update will start soon on OnePlus 3
The Chinese company announced the start of the over-the-air rollout for a new software update, Oxygen OS 3.2.0. This brings with it some much-requested features, including the ability to enable sRGB mode, along with much better RAM management and many other things.Here are some of the highlights of this update:
- Enabled sRGB mode in developer options.
- Improved RAM management.
- Improved GPS performance.
- Enhanced audio playback quality.
- Updated custom icon packs.
- Fixed some issues with notifications.
- Improved camera quality/functionality.
- Fixed some issues in Gallery.
- Implemented latest Google security patches.
- Fixed bugs in Clock/Music apps.|TechBot Daily|