Leaks and rumours for upcoming iPhone launches are a not a new thing. In fact, the removal of 3.5mm headphone jack was rumoured for a round a year before Apple finally made it official with launch of iPhone 7 earlier this year. The leaks about the next year’s iPhone have already started coming and the latest one suggests that the Cupertino-based company will launch three different models of the phone in 2017 – including one codenamed ‘Ferrari’.
A post on Chinese website Weibo suggests that Apple will be releasing three models, designated D20, D21, and D22 in 2017, as per a report by AppleInsider. The D22 variant, which will be highest-end model, has reportedly been codenamed ‘Ferrari’ and is expected to feature borderless OLED display, ‘invisible’ home button, wireless charging, and more – all this has been rumoured before, though the alleged codename certainly is new. The other two models are likely to be named iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus as seen in naming convention by the company over the years.
Interestingly, the Ferrari variant of next year’s iPhone is expected to come with substantial redesign in the internals, which will include division of the logic board into two discrete units. These units will reportedly be connected by a flex cable. The first half of the board is tipped to carry the phone’s operating units like the anticipated Apple A11 SoC and NAND flash storage, as a communications package. The other half is expected to feature Wi-Fi and cellular components. Further, as per the leak, Apple is considering the relocation of the SIM card tray towards the bottom half of the device in order to create some more space for certain components.
A recent leak suggested that Apple might consider launching dual-SIM variants of its iPhone models in future. Considering that the phone launch is several months away, we will advise you to take the leak with a pinch of salt.
After the successful launch of the top-end Mi MIX concept smartphone with 6.4-inch display, Xiaomi seems to be working on a mini-flagship called Mi S, featuring a 4.6-inch screen. The rumoured Xiaomi Mi S is said to sport the top-end Snapdragon 821 chipset and 4GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Mi S smartphone, as per renders leaked on Weibo, is under development at present, reports AndroidPure. Even though the authenticity of the Xiaomi Mi S leak remains to be verified, the renders on the Chinese website provide detailed hardware specifications of the smartphone.
The 4.6-inch display of the Xiaomi Mi S smartphone is reportedly complemented by full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution. The Snapdragon 821 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM are likely to make the Mi S smartphone a capable performer.
In terms of optics, Xiaomi Mi S is expected to sport a 12-megapixel Sony IMX378 rear camera and a 4-megapixel camera at front for taking selfies. The device is tipped to house a 2600mAh battery tagged with support for quick charge. Xiaomi Mi S has been tipped to be 8.2 mm thick and weigh 138 grams. In terms of connectivity options, the Mi S is expected to offer NFC, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
There is a very good chance that the current name Xiaomi Mi S name may be a codename and the phone can eventually be called something else altogether. As we advise you to do with every leak, take this leaks with a pinch of salt until an actual announcement by Xiaomi.
Zen Mobile on Tuesday launched the Cinemax Click in India, a 4G VoLTE-capable smartphone priced at Rs. 6,190. The company says the smartphone will be available with online and offline retailers, and comes bundled with a Reliance Jio SIM with access to the Jio Happy New Year Offer. Zen Mobile is also bundling a protection kit and one-time screen replacement within the first six months.
The dual-SIM Zen Cinemax Click runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) OnCell display. The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core processor (unspecified) coupled with 1GB of RAM. As for optics, the smartphone bears an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with flash, apart from a 5-megapixel front-camera.
The Cinemax Click comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB) and features regular connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth, apart from 4G VoLTE support. The smartphone is powered by a 2700mAh battery that’s rated to deliver up to 30 hours of standby time. Other features of the Zen Cinemax Click include the Swalekh multi-lingual keyboard with support for for 20 regional languages, including Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. The smartphone comes preloaded with Saavn, Zen AppCloud, and Zen Game Store apps, and the company is also touting a mobile tracking and special screenshot features for users.
Announcing the launch, Sanjay Kalirona, CEO, Zen Mobile, said, “The launch of Cinemax Click further strengthens our 4G VoLTE portfolio in India. At Zen Mobile, we are constantly working towards offering consumers with feature rich, value for money smartphones, while at the same time helping them live a seamless digital life. Cinemax Click will be available to customers with Jio 4G Happy New Year offer and esp. launch benefits of free protection gear and one time screen replacement in case of any breakage during first 6 months. We will continue to focus on our presence in Tier II and Tier III cities in India to help every Indian embrace the Digital movement.”