It should come as no surprise that Samsung is preparing to unveil the Galaxy S8 Active, most likely in exclusive partnership with AT&T. This latest leaked render offers a different angle to what we’ve seen leaked previously.
One of the devices we are waiting on to launch is the Motorola Moto X4. Motorola is bringing the X series back not as their flagship line, that goes to the Z series now, but at a notch below the top tier. According to a new claim from Roland Quandt, even though the hardware is pushing the high end of the middle tier, the price of the Moto X4 is going to push toward the lower end.
Samsung and AT&T must be getting close to launching the Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of the flagship Galaxy S8 that follows in the footsteps of similar offerings from AT&T. Apparently Samsung or AT&T has started the process of preparing people to be able to explain the features of this new variant and they prepared some slides for this purpose. Where there are slides there is a good chance a camera will be present along with someone willing to post what they capture to social media. That has happened in the case of this latest leak giving us an early peek at the specs for the new Galaxy S8 Active.
With about three months to go until the expected launch of the next generation Pixel phones, some new renders have surfaced for both devices based on CAD files floating around for aftermarket vendors. The renders were supplied by Twitter user Steve H, aka @OnLeaks, who has provided similar renders of upcoming devices in the past, most recently for the LG V30.
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.