While the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the phablet device getting all the attention, the company rolled out another large screened smartphone last month, the Galaxy Mega 2. The device landed as a little bit of a disappointment as it is not much of an improvement over the original Galaxy Mega, and it looks like being an expensive phone considering its humble specs.
HTC's presence in important emerging markets is hardly big, especially in China where the brand is nothing more than a bit part player. However, while China is increasingly a closed shop, India (another country with a billion plus population) is still a market of opportunity and there is time for HTC to grow a presence. Launching three of its best smartphones in the country this week cannot be a bad thing if the company hopes to be a hit in India.
Sony may have only just started rolling out its new Xperia Z3 flagship, but we are already hearing plenty about the next version the Xperia Z4. Typically when rumors start for the next flagship device immediately after the launch of the latest model, we dismiss them, such as current iPhone 7 rumors for example. However, such is Sony's launch model, these rumors are actually worth paying attention to.
The LG G3 is still doing well and sits among the current crop of flagships as a true competitor with some of the best specs and a slick design too. However, the smartphone world is always looking forward and so LG knows that it needs to build on the G3's momentum. The G4 is obviously still in development, but it was now be met with huge expectations when it lands next year, and seems LG is upping the ante again.
ASUS has some stunning hybrid devices that are unique and live in a niche all by themselves. I am talking about the Padfone range that sees a smartphone coupled with a tablet dock, where the user can slot the smartphone into the rear of the dock to turn it into a slate. Most of the Padfone range is high end, with the smartphone matching smartphone in terms of specs and build quality. However, there is an affordable Padfone too and it is coming to AT&T in the United States.
The Nexus 6 is stunning; it looks good, is highly spec'd, and is well made, but it is also very, very big. In fact, despite its undoubted good qualities, the handset will simply be too big for some tastes, which means some may feel like they will miss out on getting a Nexus. However, while the Nexus 7 is departing to make way for the Nexus 9, Google has announced that the Nexus 6 is not a direct replacement for the Nexus 5, and will continue to sell the older device.
Google has finally launched the new Nexus 6 smartphone made by Motorola. After weeks of speculation, leaks, and rumor, the handset has arrived and instantly it is clear that this is the best Nexus smartphone ever made.
AT&T has let the cat out of the bag and leaked the Nexus 6 before the device gets an official release later today. Ironic really considering AT&T has not carried a Nexus smartphone for some time and now that it is the new handset has leaked early. As you can see in the image above, the handset is quite fetching, arguably the best looking Nexus smartphone to date.
The idea of a Facebook smartphone has been talked about for years, with the social network a prime candidate to breakaway into the mobile space. Much of Facebook's revenue and traffic comes from mobile so given its users a dedicated device seems like a good idea on the surface. Despite a few bumps in the road it seems like Facebook has not abandoned the idea entirely and is planning on hooking up with the biggest name in the industry to get the device right... Samsung.
The LG G3 propelled the Korean company to the top piled of smartphone manufacturers, but some people still think it is the sole reason LG made it to the dance. In fact, the company had been building up a head of steam for nearly two years, improving its flagship offerings and trying to be interesting at the budget and mid-range price points. The company is getting its rewards for the hard work it seems as its smartphone sales have soared over the last quarter.