So far considered premium features worthy of only expensive high-end mobile devices, water and dust protection make their Western debut on an entry-level, hopefully budget-sensible Android – Sony’s Xperia M2 Aqua.
Yet another upcoming top-shelf Motorola smartphone seems to have surfaced online, carrying the ballsy Droid Turbo moniker and a Samsung Galaxy Note 4-rivaling spec sheet.
HTC’s fantastic in plastic, affordable, single rear camera-sporting take on the all-metal One M8, confusingly named One E8, is apparently headed stateside, after going live in a handful of European and Asian territories back in June.
You’d think Samsung would be in full damage control mode now that nearly everything there is to know about its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 is out, but even as a credible, semi-exhaustive list of features transpires, the Koreans insist on keeping mystery in the air.
A fishy benchmark listing has surfaced, suggesting the so-called Motorola Shamu, aka Google’s Nexus 6, is in advanced stages of testing with Android L pre-loaded, a surprisingly compact 5.2-inch Quad HD display and beefy Snapdragon 805 chip.
Samsung’s long overdue shift from chintzy plastic-made smartphones to gear constructed of more robust, premium materials is unfolding at last, although the Galaxy Alpha is likely a transitioning device rather than a revolutionary one.
Even with legendary @evleaks out of business, Samsung can’t stop the leaky Galaxy Alpha faucet from oozing unofficial information, and the past few days have brought an abundance of intel on everything from tech specs to probable release dates.
Samsung has been uncommonly competent at keeping its last few high-profile mobile devices hidden to the public eye leading up to their formal announcements, but the Galaxy Note 4’s cover may have been blown three full weeks ahead of its scheduled debut.
As disruptively groundbreaking as the Galaxy Note 4 might be, Samsung is unlikely to dedicate the entirety of its upcoming pre-IFA “Unpacked” event, with at least one other cutting-edge gadget expected on display in Berlin, Germany.
Definitively taking a page from Samsung’s playbook, LG has recently bolstered its high-end G3 smartphone series with smaller G3 Beat and G3 A models, also setting the stage for the introduction of a jumbo-sized G3 Stylus.
Before it can take on Apple’s largest iPhones yet, the forthcoming 4.7 and 5.5 inchers, Samsung’s first ever metal-framed high-end smartphone has to prove it’s sleeker, more robust and elegant than the OG iPhone 5s.
Of the forthcoming slew of Motorola products, the follow-up to last year’s low-cost Moto G is tipped as accommodating the most lackluster hardware, which shouldn’t prevent it from evolving into a major box-office hit.
Samsung’s first metallic Android phone will feature a combination of high-end and mid-range features and launch ahead of the Galaxy Note 4.
While waiting for Lenovo to obtain all regulatory approvals needed to seize control over Motorola and all its assets, present and future, the creators of the wildly successful Moto G and not as popular X are reportedly cooking up X+1, G2, “Shamu” and… Moto Maxx handhelds.
Berlin’s once low-profile annual IFA electronics trade show has greatly gained in public visibility of late, thanks to product announcements from key mobile players like Sony and Huawei, which are expected to unveil something special this September too.
A fresh Sony Xperia Z3 Compact-centric report has emerged out of Asia, clashing with earlier stories that claimed the upcoming compressed flagship will rehash most of Z1 Compact’s hardware instead of noticeably upping the ante.
It looks like LG’s already packed smartphone portfolio is about to get broader, encompassing a gigantic but mid-range take on the G3 in addition to the actual G3, its jumbo-sized, high-end G Pro 2 variant and shrunken G3 Beat, aka G3 s flavor.
Since it’s been practically established that Google’s Nexus line has a healthy future ahead of it, it’s time to welcome back Nexus 6 rumors, now hinting at a “killer”, gargantuan 5.9-inch model co-manufactured by, surprise, surprise, Motorola.
Lenovo is nearly ready to throw its hat in the Quad HD smartphone ring, although the K920, due to be formally announced on August 5, has a lot more going for it than just an outstanding, somewhat gimmicky display.
The most compelling, rigorous, credible Moto X+1-centric report yet has a bunch of pics showcasing every angle and curve of an alleged pre-production unit likely sporting a 5.1-inch display and clearly rocking a wood rear cover.