One of the devices Huawei will be unveiling at IFA in Berlin later this week will be the MateS, a smartphone that has been teased and will apparently come with Force Touch technology. Now we are getting our first look at the handset with this leaked shot that seems to show a real, if blurry, render of Huawei's high end product.
Meizu, complete with its brand new logo says that it sold 3 million smartphones during the last month, a figure that has been roughly maintained throughout the year. A portfolio of top quality smartphones in 2015 have helped propel the Chinese company to the elite and yesterday the company said it would be releasing a flagship ME5 at the end of the year.
Motorola has not released many smartphone over the last few years, preferring to stick to a core few handsets in the Moto and DROID ranges... oh yes, there was also the Nexus 6. However, under Lenovo?s wing the company has more backing and security so can experiment with more smartphone releases. Which brings us nicely to the Motorola Bounce.
Xiaomi is working on the Mi 4c smartphone, a limited edition version of its Mi 4 flagship, a device that has been leaked over the last week. The handset has already received certification from TENAA in China, which typically means a device is just around the corner.
Is it a smartphone or is it a tablet? Lenovo is sort of aiming for the former, which makes its newly announced Phab Plus among the biggest smartphones available. This enormous handset comes with a massive 6.8-inch screen, which is much larger than just about any other mainstream smartphone on the market.
Huawei has officially confirmed its Honor 7 smartphone for the European market, where the company will be hoping for even some of the success the device has enjoyed so far. Nine million units have been pre-ordered in China, and while that is not a guarantee of purchase (as it would be in other countries) it does mean plenty of people are interested in the new mid-range device.
The HTC Desire 626 is unlikely to turn the company's fortunes around, especially with its very modest specs. The handset is relatively affordable and good-looking though and is now making its debut on Verizon and will cost a rather reasonable $192 unlocked from Big Red.
We remember back in the good old days of feature phones when many companies we now admire so much were not really big names at all. LG, Apple, and even Samsung had little market presence, while the likes of HTC were finding their feet and the likes of Xiaomi and Maize did not even exist. This was a mobile market dominated by Nokia, but there was also a company called Siemens, and it was among the biggest mobile companies in the world.
LG announced at an earnings call early this year that it would be debuting another flagship smartphone in 2015, a phablet heavyweight to go alongside the current G4. The company went as far as calling the device super-premium, so since then we have been expecting a lot from the so-called LG G4 Pro. Today we have another round of specs to sink our teeth into and they prove that the device certainly will be a beast.
The secret is out there by now, LG will be making a new Nexus devices for Google in the shape of a revamped version of its Nexus 5 smartphone from 2013. The image you see above is reported to be that new device, and as you can see one of the differences is the inclusion of a circular fingerprint sensor on the rear of the handset.