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Jun 2, 2014

Oppo R6007 Arrives in China with Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 CPU

Over the weekend, Chinese mobile phone maker Oppo has unveiled to the world yet another cheap Android-based smartphone, in the form of Oppo R6007, and has already released it in its homeland market.

The new handset has been put up for sale in China today via Oppo's own website, with pretty decent specifications for the market segment it was aimed at. Moreover, the device appears to resemble the Oppo Find 7 a lot, and PhoneArena even notes that one could easily mistake it for a Find 7 mini. The Oppo R6007 is smaller than the Find 7, but features about the same outer design as the already available smartphone, which ties the two together. Starting with today, June 3, users in China will be able to purchase the new smartphone for 1,799 Yuan, or around $288 / €211. The handset will be released in two color versions, namely Black and White. The specs list of the new device looks quite appealing as well, starting with its 4.7-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) touchscreen display, and continuing with its 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor.

The smartphone was also announced with 1GB of RAM inside, as well as with 8GB of internal memory. However, it sports a microSD memory card slot too, thus allowing users to add some more storage space to it, if necessary. On the back, the new Oppo R6007 features an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, which should be able to record videos in full HD resolution. Moreover, it sports a 2MP front camera, allowing users to easily make video calls while on the go. The new mobile phone is powered by a 2140mAh battery, which should ensure long usage times. The handset measures 137 x 68 x 7.75 mm and weighs 128 grams. The specs list of the new device also includes support for TD-LTE networks in China, along with the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS receiver. Moreover, it comes with the entire set of common sensors inside.

Oppo also unveiled the new Oppo R6007 with the Color OS loaded on top, based on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. However, considering the specs of the phone, it won’t come as a surprise if the company will upgrade it to Android 4.4 KitKat in the not-too-distant future. One thing that hasn’t been announced as of now was whether the phone might be released in other countries out there as well. For the time being, only users in China can enjoy its capabilities.

Oppo R6007
Image credits to Oppo

BlackBerry Windermere Leaks in Live Photos and Specs Detailed

The next BlackBerry smartphone to be released by the Canadian company, the long-rumored BlackBerry Windermere has just leaked online in live photos, along with its specs sheet.

Windermere is the internal name of the smartphone, which might as well go on sale as BlackBerry Q30. However, the information will only be confirmed when BlackBerry decides to go official with the device. BlackBerry Windermere comes with both physical QWERTY keyboard and an unusual touchscreen display. According to N4BB, the Winderemere should boast a 4+ inch full HD LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 1440 x 1440 pixels resolution and features 480 dpi. On the inside, the smartphone is said to be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 processor, but the clock value is unknown for the moment. The good news is the Windermere will pack no less than 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 graphics processing unit. The 13-megapixel camera on the back features single LED flash and autofocus. There's also a secondary 2-megapixel camera in the front for selfies and video calls.

BlackBerry Windermere will be powered by a high-capacity 3450 mAh battery, which is said to be non-removable. The device comes with microSD card slot as well. Another interesting piece of information provided by the leaker is the fact that the physical keyboard can be used the same as you would use a TrackPad. Users will be able to swipe from left to right in order to delete words with the physical keyboard. Design-wise, BlackBerry Windermere should be lighter and thinner than the Z30, which shouldn't be too hard to achieve considering the latter weighs around 170g (battery included). Around the device, as you may have already noticed from the pictures, there's a stainless steel bezel, which strongly resembles that of the BlackBerry Q10.

The left side of the unannounced smartphone does not feature any physical buttons, while the volume keys seem to have been placed on the right side. BlackBerry Windermere borrowed something from the Z3's design and that's the charging port on the bottom. Last but not least, the upcoming high-end smartphone will also come with dual speakers which are placed on top and bottom of the front side. No word on when exactly BlackBerry will go official with the Windermere, but apparently the design is not final, as source close to the matter claim the smartphone's back cover will be made of glass weave not just plastic.

BlackBerry Windermere (front)

BlackBerry Windermere (back)
Images credits to N4BB

Samsung Galaxy F Allegedly Leaks with 5.3-Inch Quad HD Screen

South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics has been long rumored to plan the release of a premium version of its Galaxy S5 smartphone, and some more info on the matter is now available.

Apparently, the company is actually set to replace the Galaxy S series entirely, and will release a so-called Galaxy F line for that, with the very first smartphone in this family of devices available for your viewing pleasure in an allegedly leaked image today. Said image has made it only courtesy of evleaks.at, but the rumor is said to be unconfirmed, which means that you should take it with a big grain of salt. The Galaxy F smartphone is said to arrive on the market with a 5.3-inch touchscreen display capable of delivering a Quad HD resolution, and to feature a Snapdragon 805 processor inside, which would allow it to deliver great performance capabilities.

As mentioned above, the new device is supposedly the replacement for the Galaxy S series, which suggests that Samsung might never release a Galaxy S6 smartphone. However, considering that the leaker himself suggests that things could turn out completely different in the end, we suggest that you wait for confirmation on the matter before taking the report for granted.

Rumored Samsung Galaxy F
Image credits to evleaks.at

“Leaked” Photos of OS X 10.10 Would Confirm Flat Direction, Had They Been Real

A Reddit user who created an account just to post an alleged OS X 10.10 leak claims to be showing us the first real photos of OS X 10.10 in action. The blogosphere is not convinced, and neither are we for that matter. But it’s worth discussing with just a few hours to go before WWDC kicks off.

This person went door to door with these images trying to have them published by major tech sites. When he / she got refused, the user decided to upload them to Reddit and wait for people’s reactions. Many claim to have found several clues that give away the fake nature of the photos, including one image where Cindori Software’s Control Center for Mac is used. We’re not convinced either. For one, the author of the images has been banned on Reddit. Second, the leak seems to try a bit too much (exaggerated blurs, censored areas). Third, why would Apple redesign the entire OS but not the actual application icons? It doesn’t look like a plausible direction, and it makes the whole thing half baked.

Then again. the images are said to be dated March 24, 2014. Apple could have left the icon redesign as a last-minute affair before WWDC. What do you guys think?

Alleged OS X 10.10 leak
Image credits to Reddit

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