Two years since LG departed the Nexus scene with the Nexus 5, the South Korean company is back in the fold with the Nexus 5X. The handset was launched today by Google today and while it is easy to think of the 5X as a mere updated version of the Nexus 5, it is so much more. It brings a 2013 handset and brings it fully into 2015 and offers a compelling and affordable package along the way.
Google has just announced what is perhaps the best Nexus flagship the company has ever been involved in, the Huawei made Nexus 6P. The device was launched by Google today and alongside the Nexus 5X is the first product to be rocking Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The Butterfly has always been HTC's flagship compromise, a device that comes with the absolute best specs available but the design is typically compromised with plastic instead of metal. The Butterfly 3 that was launched today fits in with that previous track record and of course it is a smartphone we have seen before. Like previous Butterfly flagships, this was first launched as the Butterfly J, an exclusive to the Japanese market.
This feels like Dja vu as HTC just launched the One M9+. Yes, the company did already release this handset earlier in the year, so this is a re-launch that brings some updated specs to the flagship. The handset is the most spec'd that HTC makes and while the original was a China expected this is expected to launch around the world.
A BlackBerry smartphone sporting the Android operating system is one of the worst kept secrets of this year, and the company confirmed that the device will be called the BlackBerry Priv. Now the company has revealed the first official image of the Priv, a handset that could well bring BlackBerry back to the big leagues in terms of sales.
Google is getting ready to launch its new smartphones tomorrow, the Huawei made Nexus 6P and the LG made Nexus 5X, but we already know pretty much all there is to know. For example, the design of both handsets reveals probably the best looking Nexus smartphones so far, and one that are well spec?d for their price points.
The HTC One A9 is not going to be the bleeding edge smartphone we originally thought, but it is the next flagship smartphone the company will release. Before that though HTC is launching the One M9e at an event tomorrow (we'll have to wait until next month for the One A9), and a few days before its launch the handset has passed through TENAA in China.
One of the major criticisms of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform was that it simply lacked the apps that are available on Apple's iOS and Google's Android. However, that is becoming less of a problem as there are now 669,000 apps available on the Windows Store.
Microsoft is holding a media event in New York City on October 4th and the company will likely launch Windows 10 Mobile and the Lumia 950/Lumia 950 XL smartphone flagships. We have been hearing a lot about the 950 devices, including their high end specs and core features, while now we can see what the Lumia 950 will look like.
A OnePlus executive has confirmed that the company's next smartphone will be a mid-range device, which had earlier been promised by co-founder Carl Pei. The new device could be the OnePlus 2 Mini or come with some other name, but it is known to be a design oriented smartphone with mid-range specs and an affordable price.