Earlier today, an unannounced scaled-down variant of HTC’s latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Desire 816, passed through China’s official nationalized certification database, TENAA.
A new leak posted via Twitter user @upleaks claims HTC will abandon the M* naming system for flagship devices when their next iteration is released in 2015. After the HTC One M7 in 2013 and the HTC One M8 in 2014, it seemed likely HTC would go with the HTC One M9 for their next device. However, if this latest leak is accurate, the next flagship will use something else.
HTC recently released a new smartphone, the HTC Desire EYE, which abandoned a familiar naming scheme for Desire devices. They had previously used a numbering system, like HTC Desire 820 or HTC Desire 610. If HTC decides to abandon the M* convention, it would not be inconsistent with this latest marketing move.
Do you think HTC should stick with their current naming scheme or would a change be welcome? If you could suggest a name to HTC for their flagship line of devices, what would it be?
In less than nine days, Motorola will be unveiling another handset to put on the market. This one, however, is expected to be a carrier exclusive. We are talking about the DROID Turbo that is heading straight to Verizon. A few images were found within the coding for the Verizon’s page teasing the device. It shows the device in black and in red. Regardless of the back panel color, the front remains black.
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The line of leaks surrounding the Motorola DROID TURBO from Verizon got a little longer today with another image and details about the device surfacing. You may recall the name of the new device is rooted in a desire for the smartphone to charge quickly and it appears Motorola may have succeeded. Despite having a large 3,900mAh battery that should last two days, users should be able to juice up the device for eight hours of use with only 15 minutes of charging.
An image of a smartphone alleged to be a Meizu MX4 Pro has surfaced on the Chinese site Weibo showing the device in white. The device has a large rectangular button on the front that is consistent with previously leaked images suggesting this could be the actual design of the Meizu MX4 Pro. The large button is supposedly needed to house a fingerprint scanner that Meizu plans to include in the device.
A new leak about the upcoming Motorola DROID TURBO for Verizon indicates the battery will be a massive 3,900mAh unit. This should provide plenty of battery life for the DROID TURBO. Last year’s DROID MAXX had a 3,500mAh battery and was one of the larger batteries on the market. Combined with a possible QHD display and 3GB of RAM, the DROID TURBO could find itself competing at the high end of the market.
Later today, the Double Exposure event hosted by HTC will take place. It will be focused on cameras as the company is expected to introduce the One (M8) Eye, Desire Eye, and RECamera. But just before anything takes place and the curtain is lifted, the image above leaked. It shows a front panel belonging to an HTC device. The angle of the photo is a little odd, but it seems like the display is rather large. Also, the bezels are pretty slim and that is something HTC has not yet done with any device.
The source that obtained the image, VNTech, claims that this panel does indeed belong to a future handset. Which one? We do not know. Chances are we will not be seeing it today.
As Samsung continues the march to launching a new line of devices based on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha design, bits of information about the three devices continue to leak. We recently saw images surface of two of the devices, the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5. Information has been less readily available about the third device, the Galaxy A7. However, a new source seems to have confirmed some previously suspected specs for the device.
For the third time in recent weeks a leaked image purports to show the design of the camera to be included in the forthcoming OPPO N3 and this one shows the third design we have now seen for the camera. The initial leak revealed a device with a barrel type enclosure along the top edge of the device to house the camera. The second leak showed a standard looking device with a camera that would rotate within the frame. This third leak shows a camera that pops out from a slot in the side of the smartphone similar to a SIM card slot.
New rumors and information are starting to surface about a new device from Sony, initially identified as the Sony Xperia Z3X. Although it appears from the name that the device may represent an expansion of the current Xperia Z3 lineup, there is the possibility this is the Z3′s successor that should come out in early 2015. Besides an impressive list of hardware, the device appears to include a new curved camera sensor that Sony has been working on.