LG's recent good flagship output culminated in June with the utterly fantastic G3, a device that has given the company more wind than it has ever had in its sails. The South Korean brand is now a bon-a-fide major player in the smartphone market and you can just see that the confidence is growing. It also seems that LG is slowly becoming a company like compatriot Samsung, the sort that has a device for everything.
HTC is getting ready to launch a new version of its One M8 smartphone. This new device will get rid of the 4MP UltraPixel camera of the normal M8 that divided opinion and will replace it with a 13MP lens. The new device will retain the dual depth lenses of the original model, but HTC is hoping this fairly standard 13MP snapper will be a hit among smartphone photographers. So much so that the company is calling the device the HTC One M8 EYE and here is the first look of the handset.
Apple's "bendgate" has caused a juicy scandal in the tech world and given us all plenty to talk and laugh about over the last week. However, there was a hint on Monday that Samsung could be about to have its own hardware problems when it was revealed there is a gap between the display glass and the bezel on the Galaxy Note 4. This led some early owners of the Galaxy Note 4 to flag it up as a manufacturing defect as the gap is big enough to fit a piece of card between.
Another week and another Samsung Galaxy device. The Korean company has launched the new Galaxy Grand Prime, a device that continues Samsung's bombardment of the smartphone world and the continuation of an unyielding model to offer devices in all shapes, sizes, and prices
We have been hearing plenty about the Samsung Galaxy A series recently, the range of devices thought to be stemming from the company's recently launched Galaxy Alpha. Last week we told you about the Galaxy A7 as the new series went into testing, and now it is the turn of the smaller Galaxy A3.
There is little doubt that Google's latest Nexus products are imminent. The number of leaks of the Nexus 6 smartphone point to the rumoured October 16th launch date being at least in the ball park. We have previously seen some mock ups of the Motorola built device, a leaked production model, and of course plenty of stories about specs. Now Android Police has uncovered even more, including this render and detailed confirmation about the specs.
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.
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.