Apple is expected to officially announce the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus at an event on Sept. 9. A China Telecom official has confirmed the pair's most notable features and expected release date.
Smartphone fans have, or will have, some great options to choose from over the next few months when looking for a new flagship handset. All of the major players have already released their latest and greatest devices or are on the verge of doing so.
Samsung released its Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in early August, and both phablets are available on all four major wireless carriers in the U.S. The company is rumored to be prepping a rugged version of the Galaxy Note 5 in the form of the Galaxy Note 5 Active, which is expected to be released exclusively by AT&T in November.
We just reported on Google's upcoming Nexus smartphones; the Nexus 5 (2015) appeared on a video based off of leaked dimensions to provide an early size comparison with smartphones like Apple's iPhone 6, the Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 and others. Meanwhile, details of the Huawei-built Nexus phablet leaked in the form of images, which revealed some of the key specs of the unannounced device. Google is expected to make both handsets official in October.
Apple is also on the verge of releasing updated iPhones at an event rumored to take place on Sept. 9. We've been covering all the latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus news and the smartphones are expected to borrow a few features from the company's first smartwatch, the Apple Watch. A leaked video appears to show that Apple doesn't want another "Bendgate" issue like last year and will use the Apple Watch Sport's 7000 series aluminum to build the cases on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
Now, a China Telecom official is reportedly confirming another Apple Watch feature that will debut on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, along with a few other details. The rep is apparently China Telecom's social media department manager and backs up numerous reports that claim Apple will add Apple Watch's Force Touch displays and technology to its next-generation iPhones.
The official also says the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will get an upgrade in the RAM department to 2 GB from its predecessors' 1 GB, as well as a 64-bit A9 processor, and again, these details have leaked in other reports as well. He goes on to say that, despite all the rumors of Apple adding a new rose gold/pink color option, he has not seen or heard anything to confirm this will actually happen. Lastly, he says that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be released in China between Sept. 18 and Sept. 25.
While these alleged confirmations are sure to make iPhone fans happy, the social media department manager is going to get the opposite feeling from Apple, who forbids partners from revealing details before the company officially does.