Sony's superphone, the Xperia Z5 Premium, has made its debut in Canada with the carrier Bell, meaning this is an official launch by the Japanese company. The good news for fans of this device in the Great White North is that it is relatively affordable.
Sony's latest smartphones have been slowly trickling onto the U.S. market in recent week, of course virtually all in an unofficial capacity as Sony typically gives the United States the proverbial cold shoulder. Hot on the heels of the Xperia Z5 flagship range coming to several retailers is the Xperia C5 Ultra, a massive handset that was actually launched at the start of August.
A couple of days after doing the rounds at TENAA, the 2015 Samsung Galaxy A7 has been passed by the FCC, meaning it is clear to launch in the United States. With the handset passing the two regulatory bodies it is all but certain that Samsung is going to unveil the device soon. Indeed, a December 1st launch date has already been rumored and we would not be surprised.
If Microsoft is going to make the Windows 10 Mobile platform a success the company will need for manufacturers to back it. While Redmond will be holding out for major players to get behind Windows (wishful thinking we know), the first Windows 10 Mobile smartphones are starting to be released, like the Yamada Denki EveryPhone.
Huawei launched its new Mate 8 smartphone today, the Chinese company taking the wraps off the high end handset at a special press event. This is a pretty big old thing, with a massive 6-inch screen, and arrives as an update to the Mate 7. So, what?s the deal here?
We have been waiting a very long time for Xiaomi to launch the Mi 5 flagship, a follow up to its current Mi 4 that was launched way back at the end of the summer in 2014. In flagship terms that is an eternity and in that time every other company has launched a new high end device, while many (Samsung, Apple, LG, Meizu, Sony) have launched two.
The second generation Samsung Galaxy A7 mid-range smartphone has passed through TENAA, the Chinese regulatory service that passes products for sale in the country. All of the new A series handsets are gearing up for launch, with the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 already passing TENAA and the FCC, while the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A9 are also rumored to be landing soon.
LG has revealed a new smartphone that will be launched in Latin America and Commonwealth of Independent States countries, it is called the LG Ray.
A week after the Sony Xperia Z5 arrived in the United States, its jacked up sibling the Xperia Z5 Premium has also made its debut. It is worth noting that, just like the Xperia Z5, the Premium is only available in its International variant, which means it is not being sold officially through Sony so will not come with any warranty in the United States.
We are still waiting for Xiaomi to launch a replacement for the nearly 18 month old Mi 4 flagship, but while we are waiting for that handset the company has treated us to another high end device. The Redmi Note 3, in many ways, is a clear pointer to where the Chinese company is going with its next flagship as it comes with plenty of Xiaomi firsts. With a killer price and appealing specs, one may even wonder if we need the Mi 5 to launch.