Samsung makes a lot of profit from its mobile division selling its high-end Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phones, as well as a confusing smörgåsbord of lesser devices, which has led to the company being criticized over its scatter-gun approach to developing handsets. So how does the Korean electronics giant come up with a new stream of revenue that won’t saturate the market even further? One way is to have an official refurbishment program which could be officially unveiled in 2017. Read more
Nokia-focused publication NokiaMob is reporting that Mike Wang, president of joint management at Nokia China, has confirmed that the company will announce a couple of new smartphones and tablets by the end of the year.
Leakster Steve Hemmerstoffer spotted an AnTuTu benchmark photo for one of this year’s upcoming Nexus smartphones, known right now under the codename Marlin. This photo comes by way of the Chinese social networking site known as Weibo, confirming some details we’ve already heard about the smartphone.
The LG V10 launched last October, so we’re getting pretty close to the point when we can expect the V20 to become official. We’ve already heard a few rumors about the hardware LG is using, and there have been a few design leaks, but we still need to know when to actually expect the phone. Read more
The HTC logo on the back of the HTC 10.
An earlier rumor reported that a pair of HTC 10 Desire smartphones are being readied for a September launch. Now, thanks to serial leakster Evan Blass, we’re getting a look at what at least one of those smartphones will look like.
Some new entries in the FCC database reveal a pair of HTC devices going through the certification process. This is good news for Nexus fans as some of the supporting documentation indicates the devices are the upcoming Nexus devices from Google that should be launching soon. Read more
While there is still no word on a release date, it appears that Google is plugging away at the upcoming chat and video apps, Allo and Duo, by updating their icons with a Material Design look.
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We’re probably just weeks away from Google launching its latest round of Nexus hardware, but everyone already knows a whole lot about what’s coming. The next HTC-made phones from the line, known internally as Marlin and Sailfish, will be nearly identical aside from a couple of things.
Over the weekend, a publication shared the world’s first live shot of Google’s Sailfish and revealed design details.
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If you’re still holding out for the ZenWatch 3, you’ll want to keep an eye on the latest set of leaks about the upcoming ASUS smartwatch.
We’ve already seen reports that the ZenWatch 3 will come with a round face, but these new images solidify that rumor. The pictures show a smartwatch with a round face and round charger, which is just short of an official confirmation from ASUS. Read more
The news about T-Mobile shelving the HTC 10 does not paint a pretty picture for the struggling smartphone manufacturer that was hoping this year’s flagship might help turn things around. The company will now set its sights on the impact new Nexus models may have as they are the supplier for this year’s round. Today sources indicate HTC has some new mid-range devices being prepped for a September launch, the HTC Desire 10 Pro and the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, that may help shore up the business as well. Read more