Samsung likes to make rugged variants of their flagship phones every year, and we’ve been itching to hear something about the Galaxy S8 Active since the original phone’s debut. It’s taken a few months, but there’s finally a solid leak showing off what appears to be a prototype of the phone, and it looks in line with what we’ve been expecting.
Way back in April word first got out that Motorola was planning to expand the availability of the Moto Z2 Force and some other phones by not making them Verizon exclusive devices. That direction seems to have panned out on the eve of the official announcement of the device according to Evan Blass who tweeted out over the weekend that all four major U.S. carriers will offer the Moto Z2 Force.
While Samsung’s incompleteBixby virtual assistant may have its very own dedicated button of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets, many owners would rather remap the button as a camera button instead. The alleged Bixby smart speaker has apparently been shelved, but that doesn’t mean that Samsung is giving up on its attempt to push its virtual assistant on its customers, with the latest rumor saying that the company is developing a set of Bixby-powered wireless earphones, ala Apple’s AirPods.
Samsung has officially told us when to expect a Galaxy Note 8announcement, which means we’re about to see a ton of rumors blow up while there’s still some mystery to the device. Although, with this latest render, it doesn’t seem like there’s much left that we don’t know.
Lenovo had a hit on their hands with 2016’s Moto Z Force, which offered great battery life on top of those innovative Moto Mods. Like all companies that manage to do something right, however, they’re planning on completely undoing that success by launching a sequel device that actually offers worse hardware than the original. C’mon, Lenovo.
A high-end Nokia phone is coming, and it could arrive within the next two weeks. Today we’re getting our first look at the Nokia 8. When it does become official, the device should act as the brand’s 2017 flagship.
Hopefully you’re not tired of hearing about the Pixel XL 2 just yet, since the rumor mill is really starting to ramp up. After hearing about the new design of the phone, now we’re getting some details about just what kind of technology Google wants to put in their larger flagship later this year. The good news? There’s a lot of cool stuff here.
With a little over a month to go until the expected official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd, the possibility exists that Samsung’s own Exynos processor division may have leaked out an image of the upcoming device. Meanwhile, sources in Korea are projecting the new device will start shipping during September.
We’re steadily winding through the summer, which means it’s almost time for a new Galaxy Note 8. We’re seeing plenty of rumors, but that should all come to a head when Samsung finally announces their next flagship in late August, keeping in line with the last few iterations.
Earlier today several images showed up that supposedly reveal the design of the forthcoming LG V30 smartphone. Turns out that was not the only LG manufactured device to be the subject of the rumor mill. A new image also surfaced that claims to be the next Google Pixel XL device. Along with the image and what can be gleaned from it regarding the new Pixel XL, sources also indicate the device will get a “squeezable” frame similar to what the HTC U11 offers.
Although it did not really start out that way, LG’s line of V series devices has risen to become the second half of the company’s flagship smartphone offerings each year. This is similar to the pattern we see from Samsung with the release of their Galaxy devices in the spring and their Note devices in the fall. With the LG G6 out for a few months now and the LG Q6 officially launched, we now turn our eyes to the forthcoming LG V30.