It’s true. That’s not a bad thing, though. The accessories just replaced the innovation.
MWC 2016 saw both Samsung and LG announce two fantastic flagship phones for 2016, but neither of those phones broke the mold or pushing the mobile industry into a new direction like we’ve seen both companies do before. In fact, if you want to really dig into it, 2016 will probably be one of the most boring years for smartphones ever. Read more
T-Mobile has introduced a handful of new deals as part of its ‘Un-carrier Unwrapped’ holiday promotion. This time the gifts are put out there to tempt AT&T customers to switch to T-Mobile by offering them with up to 50%, or $125, off selected accessories, such as Bluetooth speakers, wired headphones, portable chargers and smartwatches.
We are smack in the middle of November, and already there are numerous dates being bandied about guessing when Samsung will announce the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets, with February being favoured as the most likely. The speculation was fuelled further by the news that Samsung had begun developing firmware for the two handsets, and with the alleged rumour that AT&T is already testing the S7. While details about the actual handsets are a little sketchy, today’s leak brings us some news about the accessories for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Read more
Sony’s Xperia Z4 Tablet may only become available from June 29th in the UK, thanks to another delay, but there are some signs at least that it will happen, at some point. This sliver of hope is derived from the listing of a couple of accessories for the tablet on Sony’s website.
Mophie’s new LG G4 case promises to give you more screen on time with the device. This juice pack for the smartphone will supposedly amp up the battery life by up to 80%, which is pretty impressive for a third party accessory. Read more
Recently, OnePlus announced that you can now buy the OnePlus One handset without needing to worry about its frustrating invite system. And today, as a way of celebrating its 1st birthday, we have news that OnePlus have discounted their accessories by 50% for today only. The OnePlus One will also be discounted by one (1!) unit of your local currency in a symbolic gesture. Finally, you can also win some prizes by entering the #NeverSettle Party, in which your can win T-shirts or even a OnePlus One handset and power bank bundle.
Samsung has just launched a new app for Android called Galaxy S6 Accessories. As the name suggests, the application allows users to browse and purchase any of the company’s official accessories for the handset, without having to visit an independent reseller.
According to a new report, Samsung will offer some exclusive Marvel themed cases for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. Some renders of these cases give us an idea of how this arrangement might work, although it’s far from the real deal, at least at this point. Read more
The Korean blog, DDaily, is reporting that an insider has given them some information detailing Samsung’s attempt to create an accessory ecosystem not unlike what we see with Apple’s.
These NFC-equipped “authentication chips” will allow Samsung to give both its blessing to particular accessories, as well as allow itself and third-parties to design smarter accessories that exhibit a greater connection to Samsung’s devices. Read more
American customers who are looking for a budget device might want to turn their attention towards the Moto E today. Read more