From the technological press, we tend to follow all the innovations surrounding the presentations. On many occasions, there is a lot of previous information or leaked rumors that finally end up being confirmed.
However, the fact is that nowadays, leaks and rumors are becoming more and more common; if we go back to the past, then we all know very well that it was a time when there was space for more secrecy compared to the current.
List of 10 Best And Biggest Smartphone Leaks Before Their Launch
But everything was changing as mobiles grew in popularity and leaksters specialized in technology began to appear. This post is a review of those leaks that marked the mobile technology, leaks that were not expected and made known a large part of the characteristics of what would be launched before their presentation. So, now without wasting time, let’s explore the list we have mentioned below.
Pixel 3 XL
With the Pixel 3 XL from Google, the leaks reached an almost ridiculous point since, for several weeks, multiple Russian media could have it to test it thoroughly. The brands offer mobile devices before time to prove that it is the usual practice.
In the case of Pixel 3, we could see how they offered us unboxings, camera tests, and even an entire analysis day after day. A level of leaks so high that it was rumored that the tech giant Google was preparing a Pixel 3 Ultra that never arrived, but what was confirmed later was the gigantic ‘notch’ of it.
It was undoubtedly one of the best leaks that surprised the mobile world. Due to this, for many years, the tech giant Apple stopped inviting the well-known media portal Gizmodo to publish all the information on the iPhone 4.
It was initially filtered as Sony Yuga; the medium specialized in the Japanese manufacturer Xperia Blog along with Mobile-Review published what would be the first Xperia Z. And at that time, not only its design was leaked, but also the CyberShot camera application, Sony’s customization layer and would arrive with resistance to water (waterproof).
After launching several Moto X, it leaked what would become a breakthrough device in the mid-range. As the well-known media portal specialized in smartphones only, of course, I am talking about none other than GSMArena, who published a promotional image of what the Moto G was and its size. And not only that, but it also revealed what the price would be.
Lumia 820 and 920
The well-known leakster, of course, Evan Blass, who is better known as Evleaks, was practically a stranger in 2012. However, as he explained in an interview with the BBC, the filtering of the Lumia 820 and 920 PureView was what made and boosted the filtering to fame. It was known that they would come with a wireless charger, colored casings, and high-end specifications as befits the flagship with Windows Phone 8.
HTC One M8
Roshan Jamkatel was a guy who leaked the HTC One M8, the metal body smartphone that would debut HTC Sense 6 and a dual rear camera. Later the case surprised the Taiwanese manufacturer, and Jeff Gordon, the Senior Manager of HTC Global Communications, replied to the leakster that they would contact him. An aggressive response through Twitter showed the brand’s damage due to this leak.
Roland Quandt published the press images of the Xperia XZ1 in high resolution. A smartphone that was fully known before the presentation, that before its official release, most journalists already knew everything previously. A smartphone that lost much of the expectation simply due to its features had already been known for weeks.
We know all the details of the tech giant Google’s Nexus 5, but if there was a leak that came when we did not expect it was the fleeting appearance in the hands of a Google engineer during a promotional video for Android KitKat. As the tech giant Google deleted the video as well, we all know very well how few seconds are enough for the internet to distribute or spread something.
Samsung Galaxy S7
The majority of Samsung smartphones in recent years have been highly filtered, but without a doubt, the Galaxy S7 takes the cake. All kinds of leaks occurred due to the high number of media that had access to it. But more serious was the appearance of the Galaxy S7 in a document where the financing conditions, the price, and even SMS were sent to the customers of that financial institution offering it exclusively, even before its official launch and confirmation of its existence.
We all expected a special phone for the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, and the tech giant Apple ended up launching the all-new iPhone X, although it was not managed to make itself a special version of the iPhone 8.
Through Reddit, the secret of the screen and the rear camera was revealed, showing the famous notch that would later be imitated by many manufacturers and the position of the camera vertically, which would also be replicated by other smartphone makers. Hence, it is a mobile that marked trends that could have been anticipated several months before.
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