There was a tiny bit of disappointment when Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7 with only 4 GB of RAM. Some early rumors flip-flopped on RAM, so many of us were expecting 6 GB to be standard in the device, but at launch Samsung confirmed you’d only have a 4 GB option. That’s still plenty for most people, but phones with that much RAM do exist and Samsung likes to be on the cutting edge of things. Read more
BLU took to Facebook to post a teaser of its upcoming Pure XR smartphone, which is set to launch at the end of the month on August 29.
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.
The next major tech event coming up this year will be IFA 2016 being held in Berlin from September 2nd through the 7th. In the days leading up to each annual IFA event it is a common practice for manufacturers to hold “pre” events to try to get a jump on all of the announcements. One company joining that fray will be ASUS as they are teasing some announcements on August 31st. Read more
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.
Huawei’s aim of becoming a force to be reckoned in the global smartphone market may not have been achieved quite just yet, but there’s no denying the Chinese handset maker’s determination. Its latest offering comes in the form of the Honor 8. While it’s the same size, similar weight, and boasts the same dual 12MP rear camera setup as the Huawei P9, the Honor 8 does differ in some important aspects. Join us after the break for the spec sheet.
2016 could well go down as the year that Huawei, and it’s budget e-brand, Honor, become household names in the west. With last year’s Nexus 6P putting Huawei’s name down as a serious player in the world’s smartphone market, the subsequent launch of the Honor 5X in the US and Europe at the turn of the year, followed by the launch of the Huawei P9 in Europe, and today’s splash down of the Honor 8 in the US, it seems that the trend will continue. It’s great that the Honor 8 is coming to the US after its initial launch in China last month, but what does it bring to the table? Join us after the break to find out. 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.
Tonight, Samsung sent another invite for its IFA 2016 event at which it is expected the company launches the Gear S3. The invite is being paired with a teaser on social media essentially confirming its next smartwatch will be here in less than two weeks.
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