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This Week's Chitter Chatter - Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 and Snooperscope
Let's start this week with the raft of speculation surrounding the eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy S6 over the last few weeks. Some of the most recent reports have included alleged leaked images of the handset (the latest is on the right) which appear to show a significant make-over from the Galaxy S5.
It looks like the S6 will come with a metal-framed design, a QHD display, slimmer bezels and a more curved shape. There's also speculation that the Galaxy S6 will have a larger home button with an improved fingerprint scanner and the screen size could be around 5.2 or 5.3-inches in size. On the inside, we could see the new and powerful Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM and on the outside there are rumours that the rear facing camera will be an impressive 20-megapixels with a 5-megapixel camera on the front. It's thought that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S6 on the 1st March at a dedicated event at MWC - so not long to wait to see if all the speculation is true.
Talking of exciting smartphone launches, rumours concerning the HTC One M9 have really picked up over the last week. The very latest information that we have is that the M9 will sport a more angular and squarer, aluminium design with a 5.2-inch display. We're expecting it to be officially launched on the 1st March just before MWC gets under way. There's also talk that the M9 will feature a superb 20.7-megapixel camera on the rear with optical image stabilisation. Look out for an anticipated 5-megapixel camera on the front and a Snapdragon 810 processor inside too.
OK, from smartphones to some rather cool accessories to go with them. Snooperscope is a nifty gadget for your smartphone which gives it the option of night vision. In fact you can attach it to tablets as well as smartphones and it connects with your device using wi-fi direct which means it creates a direct wi-fi connection with your tablet or smartphone without the need for a router. Snooperscope enables you to see in all lighting conditions, it's currently compatible with all iOS and Android devices and you can use it livestream or make video. It also has its own on-board battery so its self sufficient and it doesn't use your devices power. Great for wildlife watching, security for your house and garden and for filming video in poor light conditions, Snooperscope costs around £120.
And while we're on the subject, another great accessory for smartphones is also in the pipeline. Prynt is a case which rather cleverly enables you to print photos straight from your smartphone which has a similar effect to its rather reminiscent of a Polaroid camera. Prynt is compatible with a range of handsets including the iPhone 5 and upwards, Galaxy Note smartphones and also the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5. As well as printing photos on the go, the accompanying Prynt app has a fun augmented reality feature which offers an additional dimension. Go check it out on Kickstarter.