Chinese electronics giant BBK might not sound all too familiar with you. But, they’re the company responsible for putting out some of the world’s most loved smartphones. Oppo, Vivo, and even OnePlus are all companies owned by BBK, and now, the electronics giant is starting up yet another smartphone brand called iMoo.
The 2016 edition of the Olympic Games being held in Rio, Brazil is fast approaching, with Samsung being one of the main sponsors. The South Korean electronics has a long-standing relationship with the Olympics in recent times, which has proven to be beneficial for the handset maker, as seen with the Galaxy S3 during London 2012. Samsung’s huge marketing machine is just beginning to warm up for Rio 2016, and one of its first promo videos is called “The Chant”, telling the story of South Sudanese 400m runner, Margret Rumat Rumat Hassan. We’ve embedded the video for you after the break.
Huawei’s budget brand, Honor, held a virtual launch for the Honor 5C via Facebook Live with a live Q&A session afterward, which was an interesting way of doing things. The Honor 5C is an impressive handset with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, Kirin 650 octa-core processor, aluminum frame, and a €199/£199 price tag. Join us after the break for the rundown. Read more
Some images of what is allegedly the successor to Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch, the Gear S3, has been posted online, though we’re not entirely sure this is the real deal.
LeEco has been slowly but surely putting the pieces in place to make an attempt at becoming a major player in the U.S. smartphone market following their successes overseas, notably in the Chinese market. Earlier this year the company opened a new U.S. headquarters facility and started hiring a U.S.-based workforce. However, at the time no timetable had been established. Sources are now saying LeEco hopes to start sales this fall of not just smartphones, but a new video streaming service as well. Read more
OnePlus announced its new flagship the OnePlus 3 this week in a virtual reality event. The company noted that it would be sold in two colors–Graphite and Soft Gold. But, it looks like the latter colors won’t be up for grabs until sometime in July.
The Gear S2 has had a pretty successful run for Samsung, but like any other piece of technology, there’s certainly something being prepared to take its place. In this case, Samsung is working on a new smartwatch that’s being called Solis that will very likely end up being the Gear S3. Read more
At the start of the year, Alcatel OneTouch strategically chose MWC 2016 as the time and place for a rebranding to happen as its next flagship would debut during the global conference. Its name was shortened to just Alcatel and the company’s logo received a fresh appearance. The turning point in February, however, wasn’t from a new name or logo. Everyone became excited for Alcatel when the Idol 4 and Idol 4S were announced. Between the stunning glass-meets-aluminum design and the high-end specifications, Alcatel was seemingly ready to get serious with the big players at the table.
Now it’s June and Alcatel’s flagship is still not on the market for anyone to buy. So we contacted Alcatel directly to find out where the Idol 4 and Idol 4S are at.
A new report indicates Samsung has started placing orders for components and materials and plans to start ramping up production of the next device in their Galaxy Note line of devices, which we think will be the Galaxy Note 7. Sources indicate Samsung hopes to make the device available immediately after the announcement. Read more
Dubbed Smart Glow, it looks like Samsung could be seriously changing up how the notification LED works on the Galaxy Note 7. According to a new report, a ring around the rear camera will replace the single diode and act as a notification center of sorts.