Remember all those rumors about the Pixel 2 grabbing up the first run of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 836 chips? Well, that may not actually happen. And it’s not Google’s fault; the Snapdragon 836 simply won’t exist.
Some new rumors posted on Twitter indicate Qualcomm has some new technologies in the works for their mid-tier and top-tier chipsets. If accurate, Qualcomm is also poised to start pushing some high-end capabilities down into the middle tier of their line, in particular the Snapdragon 670.
Earlier this month a pair of Huawei Mate devices leaked, and both devices are expected to be announced sometime in October. Today we’re getting a bit of new info on the phones, and some clarity on exactly what they are.
After the excitement of the Galaxy Note 8 launch yesterday it’s time to turn our attention towards another handset that has been the source of so many leaks – the second-generation Pixel. It’s an open secret that Google will launch two new Pixel smartphones later this year, with HTC reportedly making the regular-sized variant and LG the larger one. Today’s leak has revealed which processor will provide the grunt for the 2 handsets as well when Google will announce them.
The Galaxy Note 8 wasn’t the only device to be announced today, although it does seem like it was the only one that was supposed to be shown off. During all the commotion, Samsung’s Spanish website listed the Gear Fit 2 Pro before pulling it back down. Was it supposed to be announced with the Note 8 but something came up right beforehand? Who knows.
All eyes are on Samsung today, but it will not be long before other manufacturers reclaim the spotlight with their own product announcements. One of those will be LG which is launching the LG V30 next week as part of the IFA 2017 event in Europe. Evan Blass has revealed the announcement of the LG V30 may be a bit bigger than expected as a new logo he shared via Twitter suggests LG will have two variants of the LG V30.
After weeks of leaks and rumors, today is the day that Samsung finally takes the wraps off of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8 at an Unpacked event in New York. If you thought that the upcoming announcement would result in an end to the leaks, you are sadly mistaken. The UK retailer, Carphone Warehouse, has managed to accidentally confirm some of the Galaxy Note 8’s specifications, as well as pricing details.
Now it’s looking even more likely Google plans on going all-in on hardware. Later this year, the company could enter a new product category with Google Assistant being the backbone of the device. It’s yet another sign that Google wants to be involved in both hardware and software moving forward.
Google is gearing up to drop the Pixel 2 later this year, but that’s not all they’re going to announce. A new rumor suggests a few other devices should be unveiled at a hardware event in the fall, including a miniature Google Home and a brand new Chromebook.
A new Samsung wearable has leaked online, which may or may not be an accurate indicator that we’re getting an upgraded Gear Fit 2. The image shows a device called the Gear Fit 2 Pro listed beside the current Gear Fit 2, but otherwise doesn’t tell us much of anything about the tracker.
One of the interesting global markets that exists in the world is India although it is somewhat mirrored by other Asian countries like Indonesia. What makes India unique is high demand for technology in the form of smartphones, but an economy that makes the low-end of the market the sweet spot for sales. To try to capitalize on that, Google launched their Android One initiative a few years ago to somewhat replicate the success of their combination of hardware and software in the Nexus line of devices. That never really materialized as a successful project. Meanwhile, Xiaomi did manage to produce and successfully market devices to the Indian market. New reports indicate these two companies may be joining together to work on a new Android One device.
Motorola is preparing to release the Moto X4, a smartphone that appears to be positioned right on that line between flagship devices and the middle tier of the smartphone market. As we wait for it to hit the market, one person got to spend some hands-on time with the device and could not resist capturing a couple pictures as well as sharing some details about what Motorola has planned. Sources have also noted that the device pictured appears to be a blue colored variant of the device, our first look at that color.
Just because we are only a couple of days away from the official launch of the Galaxy Note 8 at an Unpacked event in New York on Wednesday doesn’t mean that the leaks have dried up. More details have emerged about the US release date as well as the bundle options you can expect to see.