The rumored Galaxy S6 specs, HTC One (M9) leaks, and how big an "iPad Air Plus" might be: Weekly news round-up

The rumored Galaxy S6 specs, HTC One (M9) leaks, and how big an
Once again, it is time for our weekly news round-up – a post where we put the most interesting stories from the past week for anyone who needs to catch up. And while the last seven days have been relatively quiet in terms of major headlines, one piece of news caught the attention of quite a few. 

On Thursday, a mysterious Samsung Galaxy smartphone swung by AnTuTu, exposing its model name, SM-G925F, along with a great deal of its specs. We know that the cryptic model doesn't quite ring a bell, but looking at its specs, the SM-G925F could be the upcoming Galaxy S6. 

In other news, rumors about an HTC Hima – supposedly HTC's next flagship phone – are starting to pile up. Most of its key hardware specifications were tipped by a pretty reliable source of insider info, and if his predictions turn out to be correct, then the next best HTC Android phone could be quite a beast. 

Another story that you might find interesting, especially if you're into iPads, is the size comparison between an iPad "Air Plus" mockup and other gadgets. In a 90-second video, a dummy unit of this rumored extra-large iPad, built according to leaked size specifications, gets compared to other gadgets, giving us a sense of how big the device might actually turn out to be.

For more of last week's most interesting stories, flip through the slideshow below.



1. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

We got All the Rumours what the Galaxy S5 was to Offer and ended up with nothing like we were Expecting so its a bit to Early to Start the Galaxy S6 rumours,and with Samsung Under Pressure now,they have really got to Change the Design and Features to Really Attract buyers to there New phones for 2015,but Samsung have also got to Really thing about the Pricing of there New phones as well or the Critics will get on there backs again

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

S6 should have 4 GB of RAM. 1 GB to help facilitate the QHD and 1 GB to help facilitate the TouchWhiz.2 GB for everything else '-'

4. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

no, no, TouchWiz reserved more RAM amount than that :)

5. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

touchwize needs 6GB RAM

3. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Samsung has launched so many models in the market till now that even if they launch s6 with the new design it won't matter that much to customer... I think now it's time for Samsung to fall and Sony to rise

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1465; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Samsung really needs to bring something that will catch people's eye. I only kept my Note 4 since Verizon didn't get the Nexus 6 and they brought a water down Sony Experia Z3. I would have taken any of those two over the Note 4 and its laggy Touch Wiz. One thing I can't stand is the way the icons look for Tw. Please at least change that.

7. HelloMyNameIs

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

I agree... TouchWiz needs a revamp

8. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I think they should come up with a way to disable touchwhiz

9. tokuzumi

Posts: 1862; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

If that screen size is correct (5.5"), there will be almost no difference between the Note and the S for several months, until the Note 5 comes out. At least from a physical size standpoint. I'm sure the US model will get one of the latest Snapdragon chips. While I know it's a pipe dream, I wish Samsung would provide more of a stock android experience. Or at least make it where a lot of the apps they install can be uninstalled (amazon, tripadvisor). Let the folks who want every bell and whistle from touchwiz have their cake, and let the people who want more space have that as well.

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