Having been known to manufacture processors for budget and mid-range devices, MediaTek is finally gearing up to make its presence felt among high-end segment too. Rumor has it that the company is already set to announce the successor to the world’s first deca-core chipset, the X20, which is yet to hit the market.
Right off of the heels of HTC’s One A9 event, the Taiwanese-based company is already planning to launch a new smartphone. The handset said to appear in Q1 2016 is rumored to be the One X9, and according to a new render, its rear camera is strangely similar to the Nexus 6P.
BlackBerry might not stop at just one Android phone. Right on the heels of the Priv, BlackBerry is seemingly preparing another Android phone. This one, codenamed Vienna, has an always-present physical keyboard that really resembles any classic device produced by the Waterloo-based company. The Priv is different in that its physical keyboard is only accessible when sliding the display upward.
As we head deeper into November, it’s customary for rumours and leaks about Samsung’s next big thing to start making the rounds. This year, it is the Galaxy S7, which some believe will launch earlier than usual, possibly in February or even January. Today’s news that Samsung has begun firmware development for the next edition in the Galaxy S series may lend some credence to the belief. Read more
We recently reported on a story about Google trying to end fragmentation in Android. However, it now looks like Google may be going a little farther and making their own Google made phone.
The HTC One A9 is barely getting shipped to customers that have pre-ordered, and we’re already hearing some new rumors about what the company is cooking up next. HTC is really, really bad at spacing out device launches, or even launching devices that make sense, and this new phone isn’t bucking that trend at all. Read more
Huawei is set to launch its next flagship, the Mate 8, on November 26. But just weeks before the launch, we’re seeing the handset pass through China’s 3C Quality Certification website, toting some insane fast charging capabilities.
Some new photos have leaked showcasing the design of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A3 and A5. The original A3, A5, and A7 phones fit into Samsung’s midrange portfolio, and that’s probably where we’ll see the second generation devices sit, too.
The biggest takeaway here is that the Galaxy A3 and A5, if these leaked photos end up being accurate, both look like the Galaxy S6. Samsung really make a great looking phone with the S6, so it makes sense to see the design trickle down to other devices like this. Read more
Samsung recently revealed its stylish new Gear S2 smartwatch running the Tizen operating system, garnering positive reviews along the way. Naturally the high-end market isn’t quite enough for the South Korean electronics giant, as it is allegedly looking at fleshing out its entry-level offerings in the wearables department. According to a report by SamMobile, Samsung is busy developing a health and fitness tracker, with model number SM-R150. Read more
Fragmentation in Android is a huge problem. As I mentioned in my things Android should steal from iOS article, fixing fragmentation was a big part of it. Google agrees and plans on fixing the situation by co-developing new chips and other sensors.