Prospective OnePlus One customers are still waiting to be able to get their hands on one of the most affordable high spec'd smartphones out there. However, the company behind the much talked about handset have revealed that a sequel is in the pipeline and will be arriving either during the second or third quarter of 2015.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is an aging device that is now over three years old, but we all remember what a juggernaut it was, amassing huge sales and an army of fans. I think few would argue that pound for pound the GS3 is better than the follow up handsets, the Galaxy S4 and S5, which is why the S3 is still so widely used even three years on. Samsung knows how popular this device is and the company is doing the right thing and continues to support it.
When Blackberry launched the Passport smartphone last week we wrote about the handset and found that it was very good, a smartphone from Blackberry worth getting excited about. I said at the time that it could hit a sweet spot with its target audience and it seems that is the case as the Passport has gotten off to the perfect start and is on the way to giving Blackberry its first hit in some time.
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch and roll out went swimmingly with the handsets racking up over 10 million unit sales over their first three days on release. Apple will be delighted, but there was a problem with China, with the country not passing the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus to be sold in the country. That meant Cupertino was stripped of the chance of selling even more units by rolling out in the world?s biggest smartphone market.
Apple launched the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last week and it was a massive roll out. The company had millions of devices ready to ship, but it was still not enough as the handset smashed records and have ultimately sold out.
Chinese company Oppo has a new high end phablet coming out soon called the N3, a device that will have an enormous screen and a unique take on the smartphone camera. The handset will be landing in October, which means the leaks are now gathering pace and there is plenty we now know about this device. Today its high end aspirations have been confirmed with a spec list that packs some of the best hardware currently available.
LG hit its flagship stride with the G3 that was released a few months ago, but the company has been building solidly to the point of having arguably the best handset available for about two years.
This is third story on the Motorola Shamu in three days, so we are beating a dead horse a bit here. However, we started the chain, so by heck are we going to finish it. It seems the pace is gathering around this device as yet another image of it has leaked, and we still do not even know exactly what this smartphone will be.
HTC has broken tradition in terms of camera technology on its smartphones by not engaging in a megapixel war with rivals, at least on flagship handsets. Much like Apple, the Taiwanese company has a less is more policy and even goes lower than Cupertino with the 4 megapixel UltraPixel camera on the HTC One M8. This rear snapper made its debut on the original HTC One in 2013 and the company insists it is a better mobile photo taking solution than rivals such as Samsung, Sony, and LG.
Metal is winning the premium war. Smartphones constructed from metal are deemed more luxurious than those carved from plastic, whether that's the case or not. There are plenty of quality plastic devices out there, but HTC and Apple have pushed the metal is better banner and other companies are following suit, even Samsung. The latest to offer a bit of cold metal premium is Oppo, the Chinese company that likes a whacky camera setup.