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As GSA boys roll, Taylor Schildroth is the talk of Downeast Maine

first_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected]center_img Latest Posts BLUE HILL — Taylor Schildroth walks toward a reporter with a grin on his face. He’s used to this by now.Yes, Schildroth is willing do another interview. He’s done quite a few of them in recent weeks, and the process is nothing new to him. When you dominate high school basketball as much as he has this season, the attention is going to come.As Schildroth goes to the corner of George Stevens Academy’s gymnasium, his head coach, Dwayne Carter, smirks at him and shakes his head. He’s not about to resist an opportunity to poke fun at his leading scorer.“I’m tired of reading about you,” Carter says. “Give somebody else the spotlight for a change.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAlthough he’s far from the only star on the GSA boys’ basketball team, Schildroth is the one everyone seems to be talking about. As the undefeated and top-ranked Eagles continue to roll, Schildroth is setting records and bringing gymnasiums from his hometown of Blue Hill to rural Piscataquis County to their feet.“It’s been different, but I’m getting a bit more used to it,” Schildroth said. “Between social media, the media and people at school, it can be hard to ignore sometimes.”Schildroth has already produced several notable games this season, including a 25-point performance while sick with the flu against Ellsworth. He also had 18 in the first half in the Eagles’ 66-33 road win against Bucksport on Friday.The biggest of them all was his 61-point game against Lee Academy on Jan. 6. That game marked the most points scored by any boys’ player in Maine in at least 30 years — nobody in the state has scored more since the Maine Principals’ Association adopted the 3-pointer.“It honestly just happened so fast,” Schildroth said. “I felt good — like I could get into a rhythm — after I made the first shot. Once I made a few more from 3, it just took off from there.”Schildroth hasn’t stopped hearing about it since. It’s been a topic of conversation at gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants and other places all over Hancock County. Part of him wants to move past it — the Eagles have played two games since then and still have seven left before the playoffs start.Right now, at least, the talk isn’t as fervent as it was. He isn’t getting hundreds of texts, tweets and Facebook messages every day like he was two weeks ago. Still, now that word has spread to other communities, GSA games have become must-see action in such a basketball-crazy area.Even in Bucksport, the one town in Hancock County where high school football surpasses basketball in overall popularity, people are taking notice. Bucksport’s Ralph Jewett Gymnasium is one of the larger ones in Hancock County, and empty seats were hard to spot as GSA faced the Golden Bucks on Friday.“Everyone’s here to see this kid,” said Bucksport Sports photographer Rick McHale. “People here have been talking about him all week.”Schildroth got off to a hot start, making two baskets inside of a minute and finishing the first half with 18 points. Yet it was 6-foot-6 center Max Mattson who stole the show in the second half with two thunderous slam dunks in GSA’s 66-33 win.Between Schildroth, Mattson, Jarrod Chase, Beckett Slayton and the team’s deep bench, Carter is quick to emphasize that GSA is far from a one-man team. The Eagles have the perfect array of athleticism, size, shooting and defensive capability and have developed a habit of overpowering opponents on a nightly basis. The only team to come within 22 points of GSA thus far has been Ellsworth, which was the only team to beat GSA last year.Schildroth, in Carter’s eyes, is still a bit different from others he’s coached over the years. Few players 6-foot or shorter possess the athletic ability to get to the rim like he can. He’s dunked in practice on multiple occasions and came within an inch or two of doing so in the first half against Bucksport before laying it in at the last second. He’s crafty, too, and can shoot and pass from anywhere on the floor.“I’ve had some good and great players, but I haven’t had ones that have done what Taylor has done,” Carter said. “He can take control of a game and is just so well-rounded. When he’s on, it’s something else.”To make his point, Carter looks up at a banner that overlooks the school’s gym. The banner lists several GSA boys’ and girls’ players to have reached the 1,000-point mark. It will soon add another name in recognition of 6-foot forward Morgan Dauk, who reached the milestone for the girls’ team against Narraguagus last month.Schildroth, who currently has 927 points, will most likely join that list within a few games. Every previous GSA player to have reached that milestone has done so during his or senior year. Schildroth, on the other hand, is still a junior.“It’s going to be interesting to see where he can be a year from now because he’s just so good already,” Carter said. “To think he has the rest of this year and another year ahead of him to keep developing at the high school level, that’s going to be special.”Eventually, Schildroth wants to play in college. He’s received offers from a few schools already but has said he wants more time before making a final decision. Schildroth also plays soccer in the fall and baseball in the spring, but basketball is the sport he loves most.As GSA’s unbeaten run continues, all of that will have to wait. Schildroth and the rest of the Eagles are focused on finishing an undefeated season.“I feel really good about where we’re at and what I’m doing right now,” Schildroth said. “It’s cool to get recognition, but you also have to block it out and not let it get to your head. I want to win another championship.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Riley Remembered at Fair Haven Fields Pickleball Festival

first_imgPhotos by Patrick Olivero FAIR HAVEN – The inaugural annual Pfc. Jamie Riley Pickleball Festival was a resounding success, according to organizers. The event raised over $13,000 through donations, fees and gift baskets to help fund the Knollwood School’s eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. and to contribute to ThanksUSA, which funds need-based scholarships for military families. The event, named in memory of Riley, who died in an Army training exercise at age 21, began with a patriotic ceremony with color guard and remarks by the mayor, police chief and members of the Riley family. Pickleball games were played on 12 courts by 110 contenders. A table displayed 40 gift baskets. The event was sponsored by the Women’s Pickleball Association with support from the Monmouth Pickleball Club.last_img read more

Nelson Midget Reps rock Surrey to end Castlegar tourney on positive note

first_imgIt’s been said a team always wants to win the last game.The Nelson Midget Rep Leafs accomplished the feat Sunday, blasting Surrey 9-1 in the consolation round of the Castlegar Minor Hockey Tournament in the Sunflower City.Zack Friedenberger led the Nelson attack scoring four times.Dylan Whiffen, Matthew Brind’Amour, Logan Hascarl, Keaton Roche and A.J. Hughes added singles for Nelson.The Reps led 2-1 after one period and 5-1 after two before exploding for four goals in the third. Nelson opened the tournament Friday dropping a 8-3 decision to Spokane.Matthew Brind’Amour, Liam Butterfield and Lincoln Rosenblood scored for Nelson.The Reps then dropped a 9-4 decision to South Okanagan of Oliver Saturday morning.Friedenberger scored twice with singles going to Danny Marsden and Hughes.Short rest did nothing for Nelson in the afternoon game Saturday as Elk Valley pounded the Reps 7-1.Brind’Amour was the only Nelson player to get on the scoresheet.Brayden Pompu and Ben Kelsch shared the netminding during the weekend.last_img read more

Allies reducing troops in Iraq as U.S. prepares to send more

first_imgThe British announcement reverberated on the U.S. presidential campaign trail as well. “I hope that since the president seems unwilling to listen to the results of the November election or to the new Democratic majority in Congress, that he would at least listen to someone who he has claimed has been his strongest ally in this effort,” Democratic candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an AP interview while campaigning in Nevada. Blair has seen his popularity at home plummet since standing with Bush on the 2003 invasion. On Wednesday, Blair told Parliament that Britain would withdraw almost a quarter of its 7,100 troops in the coming months – and hoped to withdraw more by late summer. That decision, along with drawdowns by other coalition members, goes against the course taken by the United States, which is sending 21,500 more troops into Iraq. There are currently 139,000 there, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The Bush administration and Blair put a positive spin on the latest development, suggesting it represented success in stabilizing largely Shiite southern Iraq – not a retreat. WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush’s “coalition of the willing,” long seen by much of the world as a shell for a largely U.S. operation in Iraq, is quickly becoming a coalition of the unwilling. Even as Bush sends more American forces to Baghdad, longtime war ally Tony Blair is pulling out British troops. Denmark is leaving. Lithuania says it may withdraw its tiny 53 troop contingent. Bush’s alliance is breaking up as opposition firms against the U.S. troop buildup – among the American and Iraqi people, in Congress and among Iraq’s neighbors and some former U.S. allies. “There is no military solution to the sectarian and insurgent conflict in Iraq,” said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He said the U.S. should follow the British prime minister’s lead and start reducing forces. Analysts were skeptical, noting that most of the non-U.S. forces had been stationed in predominantly Shiite or Kurdish areas spared the intense sectarian violence that has rocked Baghdad-area neighborhoods. “If the Brits really do have the ability to redeploy forces, we obviously need them in Baghdad and environs,” said Michael O’Hanlon, a military analyst at the Brookings Institution and an adviser to the bipartisan Iraq Study Group. Long gone from Bush’s coalition are troops from Spain and Italy, whose leaders were booted out of office by voters unhappy with their war alliances with Bush. Denmark recently said it would withdraw all its 460 troops by August. South Korea, which now has 2,300 in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, plans to bring 1,100 home by April, and its parliament insists on a complete withdrawal by the end of 2007. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the British pullback squares with the U.S. plan to turn over more control to Iraqis. “The coalition remains intact and, in fact, the British still have thousands of troops deployed in Iraq,” she said. The Pentagon has stopped publicly listing the countries in the coalition and troop levels. In a recent count by The Associated Press that includes information from individual coalition partners, 22 countries still have forces in Iraq. Only Britain and South Korea are contributing more than 1,000 each. The next-largest contingents are Georgia and Poland, each with 900 combat forces; Romania, with about 600 troops, and Australia, with 550. Lithuania is seriously considering withdrawing its 53 from Iraq, Defense Ministry spokeswoman Ruta Apeitkyte, said Wednesday. The British troop reduction “weakens the image of the coalition and further isolates the U.S.,” said Anthony Cordesman, an Iraq expert at the Center for Strategic and International studies. “This is a war of perceptions.” Furthermore, Cordesman said, “I think that we have to understand that virtually every month that goes by, Iraqi tolerance for a U.S. presence declines.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Nokia’s Vision of Augmented Reality (Video)

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Augmented Reality, the class of technologies that overlay data on top a user’s view of the real world, is a very hot field right now. Mobile AR apps, like Layar and Wikitude are getting the most attention, but there are other ways Augmented Reality can be implemented beyond the mobile phone.Nokia released a video today that demonstrates how Augmented Reality could be served up using glasses and other fashion accessories. In the video embedded below you’ll see a woman surf the web and post rudimentary IM replies all using her eyeballs. It’s a cool video, but it does raise one big question about AR: how can AR apps best add value to the physical world around us? This Nokia video is eye catching, but it doesn’t answer that question.From the video’s description on YouTube:This concept allows to you to experience immersion and effortless navigation in an Augmented Reality environment. New types of interactions involving near-to-eye displays, gaze direction tracking, 3D audio, 3D video, gesture and touch. Through these new types of social linkages people will be connected in innovative ways between the physical and digital worlds.It’s hands-free and weightless compared to a tablet, no small screen problem as you have on a mobile phone – but is it truly useful? Unlike most other AR apps we’ve seen lately, where the physical world is referenced by the AR – the two seem unrelated here. It takes all kinds, though, and who’s to say how AR will be used?(Also, isn’t this music a little creepy? It sounds bittersweet about the inevitable and yet slightly frightening future.)None the less, we’d love to get our hands on a prototype of this technology to test it – just as soon as it becomes real.Thanks to Rouli Nir for tweeting about this. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts Tags:#Augmented Reality#web center_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout marshall kirkpatrick 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

FlexNetwork: The Nationwide IP Voice Network from Bandwidth.com

first_imgalex williams Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Bandwidth.com is unveiling FlexNetwork, its nationwide IP voice service that it built from the ground up, making it arguably one of the most significant VoIP investments in the past decade.Most IP voice networks grow by acquisition, which can mean inheriting legacy systems that require significant upgrades. Bandwidth.com built FlexNetwork at a fraction of the cost compared to IP voice networks built earlier in the decade.By building its own network, FlexNetwork can feature the latest IP voice technologies, such as HD Voice. What’s HD Voice? It’s a high-quality voice service that takes away some of the quality issues that encumber traditional VoIP services. Here’s a video that explains HD Voice and Phonebooth, its cloud-based telephony service. Tags:#enterprise#news#Products VoIP Heroes Episode 2: Phonebooth OnDemand from Bandwidth.com on Vimeo.Application developers in the new world of Voice 2.0 may be the biggest winners with the FlexNetwork. These service providers often need the network to uniquely support what they’re building. Most network providers simply aren’t that flexible. Serving application developers is working out pretty well. The network is now on pace to deliver almost four billion minutes and one million numbers this year.The savings for a small business can be significant with VoIP. FlexNetwork looks like it could be quite a disruptive force in the telecommunications market by providing a service that is reliable, more affordable and a haven for application developers.last_img read more

Combatting the Hype: 76% Don’t Access the Mobile Internet

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web mike melanson Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… A host of reasons conspire against the general population in whether or not they use a cell phone – smart or otherwise – to use the Internet. According to research by UK-based Essential Research, 76% of mobile phone users don’t use their mobile to access the Internet, and there are several barriers keeping them from doing so, whether actual or perceived.The study, which focused on 2,000 people over the age of 16 living in the UK, found, among other things, that only 10% of mobile phone owners access the Internet on a daily basis. How can this be and why?The Majority: Unconnected and UnconcernedWhile we might wonder who wouldn’t want to have GPS-enabled Google Maps at their fingertips while they’re out and about, or the ability to unchain themselves from a desk and still respond to those important work emails, the study finds that 60% of respondents claim their phone is not capable of accessing the Internet and just 30% of those respondents would like to change this fact. Even the most basic phones offered these days have Internet capabilities, but the fact that people believe they don’t is key. In actuality, of those questioned, nearly 90% had at least GPRS Internet connectivity. How can you lead a horse to water if the horse doesn’t believe there’s a path down to the stream?In addition to this, cost and perceived usefulness are two of the biggest factors in keeping the mobile Web at bay. Over three quarters of respondents said that they thought it was too expensive to use, while 60% said that the effort necessary to learn how to use a smart phone wasn’t worth it to them. Who Is Using the Mobile Web?A majority of mobile Internet users are young, affluent, urban-dwelling professionals. They are on average between the ages of 16 and 34, living in a city and making more than $65,000 a year. Nearly three quarters of daily users are professionals.Unsurprisingly, one of the biggest drivers of mobile Internet use is social media – Web sites like Facebook and Twitter. For daily mobile-Internet users, 70% user their phones to access social networking sites. Overall, the study seems to contrast the general hype around mobile Internet and serve as a gentle reminder that, while we may surround ourselves with the technologically affluent, this isn’t yet the norm for the whole of society. There is a definite demographic that uses the Internet on their mobile phones and, outside of that, it remains a costly, unusable and unavailable option in the public’s eyes. last_img read more

How to Create Masks in Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgNeed to create an image mask for color grades, special effects, or other applications? You can do so directly in Adobe Premiere Pro.Top image via Shutterstock.Adobe Premiere Pro allows you to create image masks directly within the program, which can save you time when editing video projects. The following step-by-step tutorial will show you how it’s done. 1. Set your workspace to the “Editing” layout.Once your timeline with the shots that need masking is open, go to “Window” and select “Workspaces,” and then choose “Editing.” Once you’ve done that, you should be able to select the “Effect Controls” tab in the upper left-hand window if it isn’t already open.2. Move the clip up one track and make sure any video tracks beneath it are empty.Creating a mask on a clip is similar to cutting a hole in it, which makes anything beneath it visible. If you make sure nothing is visible beneath your clip, there will be less room for error as you begin to learn the various functions of an image mask. 3. Position the playhead over the clip that needs masking and then click to highlight it.You should now be able to see the shot you are working with in the Program Monitor. By highlighting the clip, you ensure that the work you are doing affects only this clip and not anything else.4. Open the “Opacity” controls in the “Effect Controls” tab in the window on the upper left and create an opacity mask.Once you open the Opacity twirl-down controls, you will see three icons directly beneath the Opacity heading: an ellipse, a four-point polygon mask, and a pen tool. These are the three options for creating a custom mask. For now, click the pen tool. In this example, I am masking out the reflection in the mirror, so I put a point at each corner of the mirror.  Once you click the first point you created to close the shape, you will see the mask surrounded by empty space.5. Invert the mask using the newly activated mask controls under the Opacity twirl down menu.Click the check box a few rows down labeled “Inverted,” which makes the interior of the mask black, allowing you to see the original footage surrounding it. You can manipulate aspects such as the amount of the feathered edge, the mask size, and the initial placement of the mask in this step to customize how your mask blends in to the shot.  You can highlight “Mask (1)” to show you the mask you created in case you are not currently seeing the blue outline of your mask.6. Choose the footage you want to appear within your mask, and place it beneath the clip you just adjusted.Place the clip with the footage that you want to appear inside of your mask on Video Track 1 directly beneath your masked clip. You should now be able to see the footage in the area that you cut out in the previous steps. You can adjust the alignment of the footage on Video Track 1 by highlighting the clip and manipulating its position with the x and y coordinates in the “Motion” tab in “Effects Controls.”Potential masks to experiment with.In Premiere Pro, you do not have to create masks only within the Opacity effect controls. Although that is a powerful and widespread use of masking, more practical uses of a mask involve effect controls such as Lumetri Color to apply color to a specific region of the image. Masks can also help control a color qualifier in a secondary color-grading process to more accurately isolate your sampling. You can also use masks to create video in which the same actor appears twice (or more) within the same frame. The next step is to apply animation to the image masks you create by tracking objects within the image. After this, the magic of special effects really takes shape — all inside Premiere Pro.Do you know other masking tips or tricks? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

In the battle to get telecast rights, Indian TV makes cricket boards the ultimate winner

first_imgKunaldas Gupta, CEO, SonySet Max pays Rs 228 crore a year for telecast of ICC cricket (2002-7) Will show: Three Champions Trophies and two World CupsJune 2001. Harish Thawani, co-chairman of World Sport Nimbus (WSN), was on a Eurotrain drawing into London’s Waterloo station when his cell phone rang.It was,Kunaldas Gupta, CEO, SonySet Max pays Rs 228 crore a year for telecast of ICC cricket (2002-7) Will show: Three Champions Trophies and two World Cups June 2001. Harish Thawani, co-chairman of World Sport Nimbus (WSN), was on a Eurotrain drawing into London’s Waterloo station when his cell phone rang.It was his partner Seamus O’Brien calling him from a Champs Elysees hotel in Paris, telling him that their company, with NewsCorp’s backing, had won the bid to market five years of ICC cricket on TV. The battle was tough: on one side were Chase Carey, the then co-COO of NewsCorp, Thawani and O’Brien. On the other Vijay Jindal, then CEO of Zee, Mark McCormack, chairman, IMG, and Bill Sinrich, MD of TWI. All of them were wearing sharp suits and sharper ties. WSN had bid $550 million (Rs 2,670 crore). Zee TV, in association with IMG and TWI, had offered $660 million. Zee TV was planning a sports channel and hoped to drive its launch with the most elite property in cricket. But ICC was looking for more than just money. It was looking for a vision for the sport as well as marketing ability. Thawani’s celebratory party at the Hilton was definitely on course. The Zee team had to abandon its ambitious venture. But another network, launched in 2000, was dreaming equally big.Positioning itself as a movie and events network, set Max paid Global Cricket Corporation (GCC)-a NewsCorp firm which subsequently took over WSN-a reported Rs 1,140 crore for the rights for India.advertisementWhich means Set Max is paying the GCC Rs 11 crore every day to air 101 days of international A-class cricket. Every year, ESPN, Set Max and even the notoriously stingy dd pay a collective Rs 475 crore to air cricket to an estimated 400 million Indian viewers (of a global total of 800 million).If you’re not reeling already, take this. Every 10 seconds Indian cricketers were on screen during the recent tri series in England, they were making Rs 1.5 lakh in ad money for ESPN-Star Sports, which saw its TRP ratings boom to 19 during the July 13 final, beating even the daily weepies.Rupert Murdoch, Chairman, NewscorpESPN-Star Sports pays Rs 190 crore a year for telecast in India of international cricket in Australia, New Zealand, England, South Africa, Zimbabwe (2002-8), Bangladesh (2002-4) and West Indies (2004-8) K.S. Sarma CEO, Prasar BharatiDD pays BCCI Rs 54 crore a year to telecast international and domestic cricket (1999-2004). Will show: Champions Trophy and World Cup 2003Every day India steps out to play an international match in India, they make Rs 1.7 crore for the BCCI, thanks to a contract with dd which contributes 48 per cent to the BCCI’s annual income of Rs 105 crore. India may be the world’s No. 8 team in Test cricket and No. 6 team in ODIs, but on TV it is Hero No. 1 (who it must be said doesn’t need extra assistance from Ruby Bhatia or Maria Goretti).Old India hand Peter Hutton, vice-president of the Dubai-based ten Sports (whose parent company owned by Sheikh Ahmed Bukhatir hosts four cricket events a year in Sharjah and Tangiers), offers a marker. In 1994-99, he says, dd paid bcci about Rs 8 crore a year for international cricket in India.The deal for 1999-2004 saw a six fold rise, to Rs 54 crore annually. To think till the Hero Cup in 1993, because of dd’s monopoly, the Indian cricket board had never earned revenue from TV.With TV rights now contributing as much as 65 per cent to the global cricket economy, is it any wonder that India appears to be a cricketing superpower, regardless of its performance?Even then the set Max deal was a leap of faith and pocketbook. It paid an estimated Rs 380 crore for non-exclusive rights to the World Cup 2003, an enormous rise from around Rs 5 5 crore that Star Sports paid for the satellite and terrestrial rights of the 1999 World Cup.An industry source estimates that on an average a good game earns an ad revenue of Rs 5 crore a day. But as Rajat Jain, executive vice-president, set Max, says, “Life is not only about advertising.” Ad revenue is growing at 15-25percentayear but revenue from subscriber fees is rising at more than 200 per cent annually.At the end of day’s play, India is a dominant market-Sky in the UK is unlikely to be paying more than $ 1 million for the Champions Trophy, whereas Sony is paying $15 million. But TV revenue from India is not as high in Test matches as in ODIs.Nor is its status unchanging. Says Thawani: “Shares change as markets become more vibrant. Don’t forget in 1996, England was the No. 1 TV market for cricket. Also, a lot changed because of the centralised marketing by ice.”advertisementIndeed. The ice has prime public enemy Jagmohan Dalmiya to thank for the centralised sale of TV rights: he lobbied to move the sale away from country boards to the ice. Result: the 90:10 split between TV and sponsorship in the 1990s has changed to 66:33.Not that this has stopped the great cricket TV boom. Even commentators have become stars. Sunil Gavaskar, for instance, makes Rs 1.9 crore a year in an exclusive contract with ESPN-Star Sports. The competition for other stars is equally fierce: ESPN-Star Sports signed on Sachin Tendulkar as brand ambassador for Rs 3.5 crore a year while set Max paid Kapil Dev Rs 1.75 crore for five years.So who’s the asli badshah of Indian cricket? Kapil or Sachin? Nah. Indian TV.last_img read more

Moto G5S, G5S Plus images leak, shows all-metal body display, dual cameras and more

first_imgMotorola silently unveiled the anticipated Moto C and C Plus just a few weeks ago. The smartphone manufacturer is geared up on announcing several other devices later this year, dubbed – Moto Z2, Z2 Play, Z2 Force, Moto E4, E4 Plus, and Moto X. Well, now if the latest rumours are to be trusted upon, Motorola is also working on the successors on the recently launched Moto G5 and G5 Plus, dubbed – Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus.The upcoming Moto G5S and G5S Plus are expected to be an upgraded version of its predecessors — Moto G5 and G5 Plus. Android Authority on Tuesday leaked a bunch of images and claimed it to be the Moto G5S and G5 S Plus. Looking at the images, both the upcoming smartphones resemble their predecessors. This means, the Moto G5S will pretty much sport the similar design like the Moto G5, while the upcoming Moto G5S Plus will look like the Moto G5 Plus.Also Read: Motorola is working on the successors on the recently launched Moto G5 and G5 Plus, dubbed – Moto G5S and Moto G5S PlusThe leaked images also reveal that the upcoming Motorola smartphones are expected to sport antenna bands at the rear panel, almost like that of the Moto M. On the other hand, display wise, the smartphones are tipped to come with a metallic body design. That’s about the design of the upcoming Mot G5S and G5S Plus.advertisementPhoto Credit: Android Authority On the camera front, the Moto G5S display in the leaked images show that the smartphone may come packed with LED flash, placed right next to the primary camera. Further, the images also show the coming of the Moto batwing, which was also seen on the leaked renders of the upcoming Moto Z2. If the leaked press renders of the allegedly Moto G5S are to be taken seriously, the smartphone will include a LED flash on the front as well. This means that there are high chances that the upcoming Moto G5S and G5S Plus will feature LED flash, both better and enhanced photography on both rear and front.Also Read: Moto G5 Plus review: Pure Android, good camera make it best phone under Rs 20,000Apart from the leaked images of the upcoming Motorola phones, a popular tipster Evan Blass also tips the coming of both the handsets. Blass posted a presentation slide of the Moto G5S and G5S Plus, which yet again confirms the making of the devices. The presentation reveals a lot about the devices in terms of the specs. In terms specifications, the upcoming Moto G5S will come with a 5.2-inch full-HD display with a full-metal body. While on the other hand, Moto G5S Plus will be a bigger variant and sport a 5.5-inch full-HD display. Moto G5S Plus is also expected to come with dual cameras at the rear, however, Moto G5S might sport a single camera module like its predecessor – Moto G5.As of now, no other details about the upcoming Moto G5S and G5S Plus have been revealed. However, neither has the company officially confirmed the coming of the handsets. Hence, all these leaked information about both the devices should be taken with a pinch of salt.Apart from these two devices, Motorola is reportedly working on a few other smartphones as well, most anticipated of them are the Moto Z2, Z2 Play and Z2 Force. Moto Z2 Play and Z2 Force are expected to be quite similar in terms of both design and specs. However, on that note, Moto Z2 may differ a bit. Furthermore, the smartphone manufacturer is also working on E and X series phones, dubbed, Moto X, Moto E4 and E4 Plus. All the smartphones have been subjected to innumerable leaks and are tipped to launch later this year.last_img read more