Bendgate is back. This time it’s the Google’s flagship phone that gets destroyed completely.
A YouTuber called JerryRigEverything has released a video that reveals the weak structure of the Google Nexus 6P. The video shows that bending the Huawei built flagship phone doesn’t need too much force.
In the video Jerry points out that the 6P has a free floating aluminium back inside the outer case. They are held together by a plastic piece which is connected to the inner aluminium body with so called dovetail joints.
The other weak part is the positioning of the sleep and wake button. It’s placed perfectly at the place motherboard ends and the battery starts. As the aluminium is at its thinnest at the same point, it’s a natural place for the device to break in half.
The weakness of possibly the best Android phone of the year is alerting. Even though the phone needs to be bend just right to get it broke that spectacularly, smaller damage can be made more easily. Hopefully Google or Huawei steps up and explains the situation. Apple did replace some of the bent iPhone 6 Plus devices last year, will Google and Huawei do the same?
Google has just announced the anticipated Nexus phones, 6P and 5X. Both phones have a great 12MP camera and a fingerprint scanner.
As expected, Google released the new Nexus phones today. The devices share a lot of features but compete in different categories. Both phones have the same rear camera, fingerprint scanner and the USB Type-C charging port. They both also run the latest version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The camera sensor has 12.3 megapixels and 1.55µm pixel size for better low light images.
The Nexus 6P packs a 5.7″ 1440p QHD AMOLED display, metal unibody design, front facing speakers, Snapdragon 810 SoC and 3GB of RAM. The front facing camera has 8 megapixels and the battery capacity is 3450mAh. The phone measures at 159,4 x 77,8 x 7,3mm and 178 grams and will be available in October in four colors, white, aluminium, black and gold. Storage options are 32, 64 and 128GB.
The Nexus 5X has a 5.2″ 1080p LCD display, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage and a Snapdragon 808 SoC. The battery capacity is 2700mAh, front facing camera has 5 megapixels and the single speaker is located on the front. The device measures at 147 x 72,6 x 7,9 and 136 grams. Color options are white, black and “Ice Blue”.
Both devices will ship in October. The 6P starts at $499 for the 32GB model and the 16GB 5X comes at $379. The 6P competes against the very best flagships and the 5X will go against the phones like Moto X Pure Edition or OnePlus 2.
As we are getting closer to the official release, the Nexus 6P has started leaking even more. Now we have a complete slide show presentation about the bigger Nexus.
The full presentation, linked below, reveals almost everything we want to know about the upcoming Nexus 6P. Previously rumored 5.7″ QHD display and a Snapdragon 810 are confirmed and the impressive battery capacity, 3450mAh, is also leaked. USB Type-C and dual front facing speakers are also included as well as the storage and color options. The storage capacity options are 32, 64 and 128GB and the colors are the same that were leaked previously, white, aluminium, gold and black.
We were still missing some features but the rest of the presentation was uploaded to Google Drive. An AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM and 12/8MP cameras were leaked. Also the physical size of the device was included in the slides. The 6P measures at 159.4 x 77.8 x 7.3mm, slightly narrower and thinner than the Nexus 6 but the same in height.
All we are now missing is the price. The Nexus 5X will be the more affordable one but Google should have learned from last year, the Nexus 6 was just too expensive for some. The Nexus event is supposed to happen tomorrow and we will keep you posted.
Source: Imgur, Android Police
This year’s Nexus event is getting closer and we are hearing even more rumors and leaks. The latest leak is about the colors of the new Nexus devices.
The Huawei built premium Nexus, the 6P has its metal body available in four colors, aluminium, black, white and gold. The difference between aluminium and white is really minor but most likely the colors will be different in real life. Other rumors still claim 5.7″ QHD display, Snapdragon 810 SoC and a great camera.
The more affordable, LG made Nexus 5X has a more understated plastic design and with it, plastic colors. The usual black and white have an “ice blue” color alongside them. In the rendered image, the color looks more like green but again, it has to be seen in real life.
The Nexus 5X is rumored to feature a 5.2″ Full HD display, 600-series Snapdragon SoC and a very affordable price tag. Google is expected to release the new Nexus phones on 29 September.
Source: Android Police – Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X
Huawei has introduced a couple of mobile devices at their event at IFA 2015. Huawei is the first to bring pressure sensitive display to a smartphone.
Huawei just launched the Honor 7 in various markets and they are bringing a few new devices. The G8 is an upper mid-range smartphone decent specifications. It was first introduced in June but Huawei brought it to IFA.
The G8 packs a Snapdragon 615 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 3000mAh battery and a back mounted fingerprint scanner. The G8 is focused on camera capabilities so it packs a great 5.5″ 1080p display, 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5MP front facer. The primary camera has excellent low-light capabilities compared to its price range, the G8 starts at around $350 for the cheaper 2/16GB model. The exact pricing and availability is unknown.
The Huawei Mate S is a high-end smartphone with a 5.5″ 1080p display, aluminium design and a curved back that shrinks the thickness down to 2.65mm at the edges. The Mate S uses Huawei’s own 64-bit octa-core Kirin 935 chip and has 3GB of RAM and 32, 64 or 128GB or storage. It also has a fingerprint scanner on the back.
The biggest thing in the Mate S is the Force Touch like pressure sensitive screen. It’ll be available only with the 128GB model but it surely beats Apple to have the Force Touch.
Cameras are 13 and 8-megapixel and the device is nanocoded against water but it doesn’t have IP certification. The battery is 2700mAh and pricing starts at 649€ for the 32GB model.
Huawei also re-introduced the Huawei Watch that was already shown at MWC last spring. The Watch now has its final components and design as the MWC model was a prototype. It has a 1.4″ 400 x 400p AMOLED display, Snapdragon 400 SoC, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage.
The Huawei Watch is very similar to the Moto 360 but the pricing starts at $349, $50 higher than the 2nd Gen Moto 360. The hardware button placement is exactly the same at the two o’clock position but the display doesn’t have the flat tire the Moto 360 has. That of course means that the bezels are larger.
Sources: Pocketnow, GSMArena, Technodify
The leaks reveal a huge camera bump with no obvious reason. The photos match the previous leaks.
The Huawei built Nexus 6 2015 continues to leak. The new photos from China are showing an interesting camera bump. The Nexus 6 is not going to be a particularly thin device so the camera bump is rumored to feature something special. The fingerprint sensor is on the back like the previous leaks suggested.
Front of the device shows dual speakers and quite narrow bezels.
Photos from another source also confirm the rumored reversible USB Type-C.
The new leaks are pretty much in line with what we already knew. The Huawei Nexus is going to be the premium Nexus and LG is going to build the more affordable Nexus 5 2015. The new Nexus phones will most likely be released in late September or early October and the launch will will happen later this year.
Source: Android Police, PhoneArena
Huawei has released a mid-range Honor 7i with an unusual camera design. The camera module rotates from back to front to act not only as a great rear camera but a fantastic front-facer.
The Honor 7i uses Sony’s 13MP camera sensor with F2.0 aperture and the camera is covered in sapphire glass to prevent scratching. The phone is made out of aluminium and plastic that has been strengthened with glass fiber.
Inside there are a 64-bit Snapdragon 616 SoC, 2 or 3GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage and a 3100mAh battery. The Honor 7i also has a fingerprint scanner on the side of the device, dual-SIM support and Android 5.1 with Huawei’s EMUI 3.1 user interface.
The rotating camera is not the first we have seen but it’s a little different compared to Oppo N1 that had a much wider rotating camera module that was also a part of the front and rear panels. The Honor 7i costs around $250 in China but availability in other markets is unknown.
Source: Huawei Honor 7i -product page