When it comes to smartphones, the display panel is possibly the easiest part to break, so naturally it can also be one of the costliest things to fix. You can bet that replacing the display on either the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge won’t be a cheap venture, which makes the news that accessory maker, Zagg, has announced a range of InvisibleShield screen protectors for Samsung’s latest and greatest handsets quite welcome. Read more
Today’s the day! Just two days after announcing them, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are able to be pre-ordered. The phones will then ship by the March 11 release date.
Over at MWC 2016, it isn’t all just about the latest smartphones and smart gadgets, we also have Mastercard announcing that the credit card company will begin accepting selfie images and fingerprints as proof of identity when making online payments. The move comes after the company trialled the technology in The Netherlands and the U.S. in 2015. Read more
Sony announced its new X series of smartphones at MWC 2016 yesterday that consisted of three 5-inch handsets with a varying level of specification. While the Xperia X Performance has Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 820 processor providing the grunt, the Xperia X carries a Snapdragon 650 chip, with the Xperia XA making do with a MediaTek MT6755 octa-core processor. Sony’s new range may only be officially launching in the summer, but the Xperia X and XA handsets are already available to pre-order from Amazon (Germany). Read more
Finally, Samsung has officially introduced the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to the world. Now millions of people are wondering when and where they can get Samsung’s new flagship. So carriers and retailers have moved quickly to share availability details in hope of converting buzz to sales. Everyone from the biggest carriers to retailers like Best Buy and Walmart plan to offer the phones to customers in-store and online next month.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will be up for pre-order on February 23 before actually being sold starting March 11.
Hit the break for details.
Various products were launched by LG earlier today at the company’s MWC 2016 event. Announcements included the LG G5, LG Cam Plus and LG Hi-Fi Plus modules, LG 360 VR and LG 360 Cam, and Rolling Bot. So a lot of shiny new things are coming from LG later this year that you want to get your hands on. Although the company didn’t explicitly state pricing and release dates, carriers and retailers have already started saying when you should be able to buy any of the aforementioned devices.
Hit the break to see what carriers and retailers are saying about availability for LG’s new devices.
Just because today is the official launch day for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets doesn’t mean that there isn’t time for yet another leak. While we’ve previously seen renders, images of the actual handsets, and had sources talk about how Samsung has cleaned up TouchWiz for its latest flagships, now we have leaked images of the retail packaging for the S7 Edge that also confirms a couple of specifications. Read more
Talking about advertisements often results in polarizing opinions. While many of us like using free services such as Google’s services, social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, or even technology blogs such as TalkAndroid ,without being subjected to a pay wall, the ads that pay for such services and websites are often intrusive and annoying. The UK carrier, Three, has decided to tackle the issue by implementing a network-based block on “excessive and irrelevant mobile ads”. Read more
The Galaxy View, which Samsung released only a few months ago, is seeing its price cut yet again by retailers. Samsung, Amazon, B&H Photo, and Best Buy all started selling the tablet in November for $599; however, sales don’t seem to be very strong because the Galaxy View’s price has now been lowered for a second time.
Moving on from the deluge of leaks about the upcoming Samsung, HTC, and LG flagships, and today we have Huawei’s Honor brand launching its Holly 2 Plus handset in India. The handset will be available exclusively via Flipkart and Amazon for Rs. 8,499 ($124) from February 15th in dark grey, white and gold colours. Read more