In the first half of 2016, flagships specifications basically center around the Snapdragon 820 chip, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and 128GB internal storage in the hardware aspect, apart from the display types which vary. The recent trends indicate all that is gradually changing during this second half of the year.
Flagships during the second half seem to shift towards the inclusion of dual cameras at the rear, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 chipset, a minimum of 6GB RAM and the inclusion of a curved display on the design of the flagship. This setup looks like the flagship standard on board and quite a sizable numbers of manufacturers are reportedly cooking up similar products focused on this configuration, as gathered from leaks and insider information.
A recent post on popular Android forum, XDA-developers leaked what is purported to be a freehand sketch of LeEco’s next flagship design exposing a dual camera design at the back as well as the frontal design which reveals a curved edge design.
The alleged design drafts showed the dual camera positions in different symmetrical positions at the back with dual flash also part of the design as leaked. The positioning (symmetry) of the dual cameras seems to suit both left handed and right hands users. One of the sketches even shows the dual cameras lying side by side in a diagonal position. Already, LeEco has adopted the dual camera design on its collaborative smartphone with Coolpad, the Cool1 which was also seen in a leak and on TENAA recently.
Apart from the dual cameras, a sketch of what is said to be a curved edge design also finds its way into the device, according to the leaked drawings. It should be noted though that these are just sketches from an unverified source, and the final design of LeEco’s next flagship may look nothing similar. Also, we cannot confirm the authenticity of the sketches that they are actually those of any of LeEco’s smartphone still in the pipeline.