The camera was one of the weak spots for the Nexus 5. The flagship Nexus device manufactured by LG in 2013 had an inconsistent camera that never seemed to deliver quality shots. Now, in 2015, the company allegedly has plans to produce one of two Nexus phones. A media outlet from South Korea claims to have knowledge of LG’s plans for its upcoming Nexus phone’s camera.
On June 30, Huawei should have another handset announced for the world to see. The company released a teaser poster that points to the Honor 7 debuting at the end of this month. Aside from the June 30 date explicitly listed, Huawei hints at a fingerprint scanner with the faded fingerprint containing the number seven.
Other specifications expected to appear with the Honor 7 include a 5-inch display, Kirin 935 octa-core processor, 13MP camera with OIS, and 3280mAh battery. There may be two versions as well. The standard version is said to have 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage while the high-end version raises that to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
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As the first of the Android 5.1 updates for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge devices start to roll out on T-Mobile with other carriers likely to follow before too long, rumors have surfaced that a couple expected updates may have been withheld from the update. The two issues that have been identified include support for RAW images in the camera app and a fix for some RAM issues that have been plaguing some users. Perhaps even more frustrating for users hoping for these items to be addressed in the update is the reason Samsung may be holding back on them – to include them in the Galaxy S6 edge Plus device before rolling them out to existing devices. Read more
Last week’s rumour that BlackBerry was considering the idea of using the Android operating system for an upcoming smartphone might not be so far-fetched after all, at least according to a tweet from Eldar Murtazin.
Last week saw reports that the takeover of struggling local rival, HTC, had been discussed internally at Asus. The chairman of Asus had even gone so far as to say that it hadn’t ruled out the possibility of such a takeover, thus causing many articles to be written about the possible takeover. In response, HTC has today released a statement to its investors saying that such a takeover is not on the cards. Read more
Earlier we reported on word that Samsung is working on a new variant in their Galaxy S6 line of flagship devices that would come with a larger screen and curved edges going by the name Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Now another piece of the puzzle has been revealed when it was discovered that Samsung has filed a trademark application for the name “S6 Note”. This name is curious and probably raises more questions than it answers. Read more
Asus is currently riding a high after announcing that its mobile division turned a profit in May, having sold over 1.5 million smartphones in the month. With the release of its aggressively priced ZenFone 2 in North America, Asus expects the trend to continue and hopes to sell around 2 million handsets in June. As is natural with companies seeing positive results, Asus has given its rivals the once over to see if it is financially viable to expand by taking over a competing company to fuel further growth. Read more
According to a report posted online, Samsung is in the midst of working on an upscaled, curved variant of its current flagship smartphone, which it plans to launch later this year. The handset has been dubbed the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and is rumored to sport a whopping 5.7-inch display.
Samsung is working on a new variant of the budget-oriented Galaxy Grand Prime which appears will be named the Galaxy Grand Prime VE, the VE standing for Value Edition. It is not clear how much more value in terms of lower cost can be squeezed from a budget smartphone, but Samsung does appear to be planning some hardware and operating system changes to help enhance the value of the device. Much of this new information was learned after the device passed through the Taiwan equivalent of the FCC for certification in that country. Read more