It’s difficult to ascertain much reliability into this source as even KN is doubtful given the info was just posted on a Russian social networking site. It could be anyone on the equivalent of twitter making up stuff or they could be in the know. Phone Arena thinks it’s legit enough to talk about too.
First up, the rumoured price is $950 for the higher end with 256GB internal memory. Wowsers, it that USD? Currently the 256GB iPhone 7 Plus is 969USD! Even if this were the best Android phone ever, I wouldn’t think it would be able to command that sort of price. Only the Edge phones from Samsung could do that and that’s because of the huge following.
What could be the supposed specs?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Previously rumoured. This would mean incredible performance plus all those 835 extras
6 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB ROM
Where’s the memory card slot? 6GB RAM is neat.
22.6 megapixel camera, identical to that of Sharp Aquos Xx3, but certified optics Carl ZEISS;
Just want to have a high enough percentage of great quality photos please. BTW, Foxconn completed its acquisition of Sharp last August. I can’t find any reviews of the XX3 that would give any hints on how good the camera might be (or not). It’s not a particularly high end phone.
5.3-inch, IGZO screen with a refresh rate of 1 to 120 Hz, Gorilla Glass Glass 5;
Smaller than the 5.5″ in the Nokia 6? The Sharp Aquos XX3 has a 5.3″ IGZO screen…
Battery 3500 mAh with Quick Charge;
Is that the latest quick-charge? The 835 brings QC 4, 5 min charge – 5 hours battery life. 50% charge in 50 minutes (but for 2750mah).
Ultrasonic fingerprint reader on the right end of the smartphone;
Introduced by qualcomm and first seen in the Xiaomi Mi 5? 3D fingerprints, more secure and can operate through cases.
Expecting the latest version of Android
Standards IP55 / IP57 protection
IP55 – Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.
IP57 – Protected from immersion between 15 centimetres and 1 meter in depth.
Not exactly super waterproof but might survive a splash or a short dunk. You might be able to shower with it.
Finally the 256GB is said to come with ceramic packaging whilst the 128GB comes in glass. A bit extravagant.
Cheers Alvester for the tip!