Samsung's Galaxy Note range is responsible for creating an entire smartphone niche, not bad for a company often accused of failing to be innovative. The phablet (large screen smartphones) trend was started by the Korean company and ever since the Galaxy Note has dominated the market.
Motorola is going to launch a new Moto X+1, a new Moto G, and the Moto 360 wearable in a couple of weeks. That?s all a fact, you can take it to the bank as the company has sent invites for a September 4th press event in Chicago, and those teaser invites were not very subtle.
Chinese juggernaut Huawei has scheduled its press event for the IFA trade show in Berlin and will take to the stage September 4th. It is thought that the company will launch its Ascend Mate 3 flagship at the show, but that may not be the actual device from the Ascend range landing in Germany.
One of the more fanciful rumours surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was that it would come with a folded screen, giving the device three viewing panels. As it turns out, the design of the Note 4 is a little more conventional than that, but that does not mean there will never be a Note device with a folding screen.
Virtual reality has been heralded as the next frontier in gaming, while companies like Oculus Rift are paving the way for the tech to be used in other applications too. Sony unveiled its gaming oriented VR set earlier in the year and it is widely thought that Samsung will announced its own virtual reality project sometime this year, likely at the IFA trade show in Berlin next month.
There have been plenty of leaks concerning the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, some outlandish and others probable. We have a good idea of the specs the handset will boast, although the design as so far eluded us, paving the way for some bold claims. Now we can lay eyes on the Galaxy Note 4 for the first time, with this leaked shot said to be of the as yet unofficial device.
We know that Sony will launch a new device at the IFA trade show in Berlin on September 3rd, as the company has confirmed a press event. That launch is expected to be the widely anticipated Xperia Z3, a handset that will be Sony's latest flagship product and will be among the leading smartphones on the market. However, it seems that the Z3 will have some company in the form of a smaller version.
The replacement for the Motorola Moto X smartphone flagship has been discussed numerous times in the last few weeks as the imaginatively called Moto X+1 is due to land this summer. The details about the launch of the handset and its finalized specs have become a littler clearer today as it showed up on benchmarks.
Google has had Android prepped for 64-bit performance for some time, and go to chip maker Qualcomm said its 64-bit ready architecture is ready to go and smartphones using the chipset will arrive late in 2014. Before the heavyweight devices land, HTC will roll out its first 64-bit smartphone and it will be a budget addition to the company's current line up.
We know that Sony is due to launch a new smartphone next month as the Japanese company has scheduled a September 3rd press event at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany. That handset is likely to be the Xperia Z3, the newest flagship from Sony and a replacement for the current Z2. Details around the device are picking up a little bit over recent weeks and today we have some fresh images of the Z3.