HTC's next smartphone flagship is starting to show up all the time in leaks and reports, and the latest details the monster specs of the device. Interestingly this will be a standalone high end smartphone and not a part of the Taiwanese company's M flagship brand. That means this new handset will not be called the One M10 but will instead be known as the HTC O2.
Samsung's newly launched Samsung Pay has suffered an early blow in one of the biggest economic markets as Verizon has revealed it will not offer support for the mobile payment system. Samsung Pay is coming to the United States on September 28th and out of the four major carriers in the country T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T will be offering the service.
Earlier in the week we told you about a new Samsung series that was due for launch later in the year, the Galaxy O range. There has been speculation as to where the new handsets would fit into Samsung's portfolio, after-all the company has a lot of smartphones at various different price points. A new report now suggests that the Galaxy O will be a virtual reality oriented smartphone created in conjunction with Oculus Rift... So, Galaxy Oculus then?
LG has gained ground in the smartphone market over the last few years, but 2015 has been tough for the company and South Korean rival Samsung has pulled ahead again. LG has never been shy about copying its larger compatriot and it seems as though history may repeat itself as the company has taken out a trademark for G Edge.
We revealed last week that Samsung will not be launching the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe, saying the old continent will be focused on the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus instead. However, the Edge Plus is not the Note 5, it lacks the rich features, performance, and S Pen, and needless to say plenty in Europe (and even non-Europeans like us) are miffed about it.
Asus is usually a presence at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany, and this year will be no different with the Taiwanese company confirming a press event for September 2nd. Of course, that?s a pre-IFA event as normal, and the company is expected to launch a new smartphone and a new smartwatch.
We told you last week about Samsung's bombshell announcement that the Galaxy Note 5 will not be coming to the UK or Europe this year. Man, are we still pissed about that! It seems that the phablet flagship will arrive on that continent next year (we hope, Samsung has yet to confirm), but plenty of other nations around the world have been pencilled in for the S Pen packing Galaxy Note 5.
It seems that Apple is going to up the screen size of the iPhone once again, with sources inside Foxconn suggesting a 5-inch model is being developed. Foxconn is Apple's chief manufacturer, so the company knows more about the behind the scenes development of iOS products than most, although there is no outright proof that the insider is telling the truth in this case.
Google is certainly spreading the wings of Android One, with a new handset that will bring the platform to Africa for the first time. After going quiet for nearly a year, the project is now back in full swing and following the solidly spec'd Lava Pixel V1 last month comes the Infinix HOT 2. Yeah, silly name for sure, but the device lives up to the Android One ethos and delivers a nice looking package for the price too.
Xiaomi launched its impressive Redmi Note 2 last week, with a price tag of just $125 in China it is a genuine bargain. However, we expected that affordability would change when the well spec'd handset made its way to other global regions. And so it is, as Xiaomi has revealed the Redmi Note 2 is going global (sort of) and will actually be more expensive. Don't worry though as the device is still something of a bargain.