Everyone was puzzled by last year’s HTC One A9 because the company did very little to create a phone unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. The One A9, which closely resembled Apple’s iPhone but didn’t quite create any competition for it, came and went without anyone noticing. Aside from anything having to do with cosmetics or performance, HTC turned off consumers because of the out sky-high price tag for a phone with mostly mid-range specifications.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Evan Blass, writing for VentureBeat, says the One A9 is getting a successor and it’s launching soon than you might think.
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Pricing for Google’s Nexus devices has been all over the place during the line’s history. There have been years when the hardware is affordable and then years when the hardware is pretty expensive. In 2015, Google aimed for and reached a happy medium by releasing the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Things may not be so similar this year with Sailfish and Marlin. Despite releasing two phones, rumored pricing shows both are on the expensive side.
Huawei subsidiary Honor launched its newest handset, the Honor 8, in the US and Europe this month. It’s a gorgeous phone with dual-rear cameras and some hefty specifications under the hood. If you’re not sure about moving over to the Honor brand for this device, Talk Android’s very own Justin Herrick went hands-on with it over the weekend.
IFA 2016 is quickly approaching and reports are coming out stating that Lenovo will introduce at least one refreshed tablet: the Yoga Tab 3 Plus 10.
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Just yesterday we reported on an image leaked by Evan Blass showing the Sony Xperia X Compact that is believed to be ready for an unveiling at IFA 2016. Up until now, no specifications for the device outside of a 4.6-inch screen were known. The same was true for another device, the Xperia XR, that is also believed to be ready for launch. Thanks to a site in the Netherlands, we have some new information on what kind of hardware to expect from Sony for these new additions to their X Series of high-end smartphones. Read more
Showing that even the most basic of smartphone functions can continue to benefit from innovation, Truecaller announced today that after just four months their users have reached a major milestone. On a monthly basis, Truecaller users are now making half a billion calls per month with the app. In recognition of the explosive growth for the dialer app, smartphone manufacturer Huawei reached an agreement with Truecaller to pre-install the app on their flagship devices, including the new Honor 8. Read more
Samsung introduced its latest color for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge today–Pink Gold. You won’t be able to pick up this color just anywhere, though. Best Buy has the exclusive on this new edition, which consumers will be able to pick up starting today.
Earlier this year Sony announced they were consolidating and transitioning their smartphone product line to settle on the new X series of devices. Since releasing the original Sony Xperia X the company has been expanding the portfolio of choices for consumers. A new image shared by Twitter tipster Evan Blass, @evleaks, reveals yet another device in the lineup, this one aimed at buyers who are interested in a smaller device. Read more
HTC announced yesterday on their Twitter a general timeline for when some of its devices will receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update.
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The LG V20 is shaping up to be an extraordinary smartphone from what we already know about it. LG has confirmed quite a bit of information before its September 6 announcement, but we’re also getting a lot of info from leaks. And this latest leak, coming by way of serial leakster Evan Blass, confirms that the V20, the successor to last year’s V10, will keep the secondary display found on last year’s model.