OnePlus posted a new teaser image on the Google+ page today suggesting something new is going to be announced on July 22nd. The image includes the phrase “Knock on wood” and “7.22″ engraved in what appears to be wood. There are a few options that the tease could be referring to. The most obvious would be the announcement of faux wood back covers for the OnePlus One similar to what Motorola offers for the Moto X. If that were the case, OnePlus may also announce the availability of other cover styles as well.
Normally it is Samsung saying it has “the next big thing.” This time, it is Sony using the phrase. And it looks like they are using the phrase quite literally. On Twitter, the company tweeted the image above while saying “Shh… do you want to know a secret? Stay tuned for the next big thing this season.” The image does show a rather large device. What could it be? The successor to the Xperia Z Ultra. A massive Sony device, that is the key.
We will keep an eye out for what this could be and let you know of anything else.
As we head into a long holiday weekend ahead of LG’s launch event for the LG G3, the company has released some videos on their Korean YouTube channel to tease the device. If all of the leaked images have left you wondering how accurate they may be, you may want to check out these official shots of the device. The most telling of the videos is the one highlighting the design of the LG G3 as it provides a nice shot of the device. The other two videos highlight the G3′s QHD display and the camera, although there is not much to tell from the videos.
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This will get you thinking. This evening, HTC decided to tease something with “beautiful curves.” In addition to saying that this curvy mystery is coming soon, they attached the image above. It shows a curving graphic alongside a quote from novelist Edward George Bulwer-Lytton. The quote says “In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.” HTC is very much invested in design language here by emphasizing the curves.
With two weeks to go until their big unveiling event, LG has released an official teaser video today for the LG G3. The video does not reveal anything new that we have not already seen in all the leaked images and rumors. We do see LG’s new tagline for their marketing for the new flagship device – “Simple is the New Smart.” We will have to see how that translates to actual features and usability when LG reveals the smartphone.
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The OnePlus One has garnered quite a lot of attentions in the past few weeks. Just two weeks left to its announcement, the company has now posted a teaser image on its official Facebook account hinting that the device will be released in Austria and Germany along with 14 other unnamed countries.
According to the image posted, the device will be released in a total of 16 countries, two of which have been already mentioned. We expect more countries to be announced before the launch and undoubtedly, China will make it to the list. The company previously hinted on the “Ask Me Anything” Reddit session that it will launch the device in the US as well and will start selling the smartphone in the second quarter of 2014 in more than 10 countries. » Read the rest
Samsung is frequently the target of criticism for design choices related to their smartphones and tablets with many seeing manufacturers like Apple and HTC producing much nicer devices, especially in terms of material selections. Samsung has claimed in the past that they have very good reasons for the choices they make, mainly related to things like durability and cost savings. Now it appears they want to focus more on design choices they make for all of their products with a new web site, design.samsung.com, slated to be available on March 27th. » Read the rest
Undeterred by the appearance over the weekend of a leaked video of the HTC M8, HTC’s marketing team released a new teaser image today that highlights the device’s dual camera. The image is a collage of images of items appearing in pairs. HTC’s message to go with the image is “Life is about to become twice as beautiful. Coming March 25th.”
The capabilities of the camera were revealed to some extent at MWC 2014 by Corephotonics. According to the company, the dual lenses will provide better zoom capabilities for users and permit adjustments to depth of field after the image is captured.
source: HTC Source
HTC isn’t the only company getting a kick out of taking shots at Samsung. Above, you are looking at a teaser that Oppo is using to hype its upcoming Find 7 handset. On the left is probably a shadowed corner of the Find 7 that resembles the number itself. On the right is Samsung’s Galaxy S logo tilted to represent the number five which is for this year’s Galaxy S 5.
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Oppo doesn’t plan on stopping with their N1 smartphone. The company has confirmed that the rumored Find 7 handset does exist via Twitter. The image above is a teaser that Oppo posted and confirms that their next device will be the Find 7. According to the previous leak, the Find 7 will have a 2560×1440 resolution on a 5.7-inch display. Interestingly, it will also have Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM. A 13MP camera will be on the back with a 5MP one facing the user. And 4G LTE connectivity will finally be available in China with the Find 7. For now, the Find 7 could be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January; however, nothing is confirmed at this time.
If the Find 7′s specs were a little too much for you, then the Find 5 mini may be the device for you. It is the rumored smaller sibling to their Find 5 smartphone that launched last December. Unlike other devices with the “mini” name, the specs will indeed be lowered. The Find 5 mini is said to have a 4.7-inch display with a 960×540 resolution. A quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM is packed inside. The camera will be set at 5MP. Stay tuned for updates on these two.