It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about Samsung’s Gear Fit wearable, which means it’s almost time for a refresh. A new leak has popped up showing up what appears to be the Samsung Gear Fit 2, plus a bonus pair of Samsung ear buds that are being referred to as the IconX. Read more
HTC’s 2016 flagship is finally here. Following last year’s losses, the company’s aim was to redefine what its premier device is all about. With the HTC 10, the company touched upon every single area, making it better than ever before. By refining last year’s One M9 in just about every way, the HTC 10 is surely a robust smartphone, putting them right back into the game.
In previous weeks, we’ve seen Sony push the Marshmallow update to its Xperia Z5 and Z3 range of devices, as well as the Z4 Tablet. One device that was missing from the list, though, was the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact that was still laboring away on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Until today, that is, because the Marshmallow update is now available. Read more
BlackBerry has begun pushing out Android 6.0.1 to Priv models bought from the ShopBlackBerry store. We’ve been anxiously awaiting the update for some time now, and after a short beta period, the update is finally rolling out.
It’s been a long time coming, but the HTC Vive is finally in the hands of consumers, and we all know what that means. Yup, breakage. Regardless of how hardy the HTC Vive is, Joe Public will find a way to break it. Which then means a repair bill, resulting in a lot of angst. Luckily, the guys at iFixit have taken a look inside the HTC Vive to access its repairability, giving it a surprisingly good score. Read more
We’re still expecting the OnePlus 3 in Q2 of this year, so you should definitely expect the rumor mill to start churning things out as we get closer to the middle of the year. The newest rumor about the device suggests that we might see two different variants of the device, and one of the might have an insane amount of RAM. Read more
We’re expecting Huawei to unveil the newest member(s) of its Honor series on May 10th. Today, we were able to obtain some details regarding the upcoming handset(s) thanks to its TENNA certification.
According to sources in Korea, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi plans to reveal a new initiative to start producing their own mobile device processor chips. A component partner of Xiaomi indicates the processor is named “Rifle” and will be revealed at a company event scheduled to take place in May, likely the launch of the Xiaomi Max and Mi Band 2 on May 10th. The development of an in-house chip by Xiaomi is consistent with a rumor we first heard in late 2015. With the initial launch of a Rifle processor, Xiaomi is believed to be focusing on the budget phone market, so don’t expect to see a Xiaomi chip in any flagship devices any time soon. Read more
Samsung is planning their next smartwatch, a successor to the Gear S2. The smartwatch is expected to launch at IFA 2016 in September and be called the Gear S3.
For the last three years, HTC’s phones shipped with underwhelming cameras. It was until last year’s One M9 and One A9 that the disappointment became clear for the company. With the HTC 10, it’s all different. The 2016 flagship’s camera is actually tied with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in DxOMark’s rankings. When you’re tied with Samsung, you’re sitting pretty.
Wondering what results the HTC 10’s camera produces? We put together a little gallery of camera samples from the phone, showing you various outdoor and indoor shots in different settings.
Hit the break to go through the gallery.