According to a source on Weibo, Samsung will look to launch Project Valley, its platform for foldable smartphones, next year in January. Claimed by the source, Samsung is currently testing two models of the device, one with a Snapdragon 620 processor, and another with the top-tier Snapdragon 820 processor. Other specs could include 3GB of RAM, built-in battery (non-removable), and microSD slot. (more…)
While the new Moto G has leaked more times over the last few weeks than we can count, the Moto X (3rd gen) has done a pretty good job of remaining mostly out of sight. Tough to tell if that’s because Motorola is only going to give us a new Moto G and save the Moto X for later this summer or if there are fewer in the wild to be leaked. Either way, you know we are excited to see this year’s flagship from Motorola, since the last two from the Lenovo-owned company have topped our charts the last two years.
If today’s rumor out of HelloMotoHK – the group who stays as close as anyone to the Motorola beat – is true, you should be excited too. (more…)
Now that flagships from Samsung, HTC, and LG are available or purchase, it’s time we look at what’s coming from Motorola, since they tend to introduce new Moto X phones around the end of August. With the purchase of Motorola by Lenovo now complete, this year should be especially interesting for the Chicago-based smartphone maker, if anything, to see how Lenovo treats one of its new outlet’s product launches.
Rumors have begun to emerge within recent weeks, though you should take all of it in stride, as Motorola leaks in recent years have rarely been accurate. With that said, it’s time to start acknowledging some of this stuff, so that we can hopefully start to piece it all together over the next few months as we close in on the release of the Moto X (3rd Gen). (more…)
Even though LG execs were quoted as saying the G4 won’t be ready anytime too soon, that never puts a damper on the hypebeast game. If anything, that only fuels the fire, with the newest rumors claiming that the upcoming flagship from LG will feature a ‘3K’ display, with a resolution of 1620 x 2880. (more…)
Samsung has become one of the best at keeping its phone designs a secret up until they take the wraps off of them at an official unveiling. They are without a doubt better at it than HTC and Apple. Over the last couple of years, designs for the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series have floated about before the phones are announced, but few have been credible. So what do we make of the Galaxy S6 cases that popular casemaker, Spigen, has posted to its Amazon sales pages? Well, they have been right in the past when it comes to giving us hints and silhouettes of yet-to-be-announced phones. Are they right again? (more…)
You remember Isis Mobile Wallet don’t you? That would be the mobile payment system that carriers – specifically, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile – created to be the only payment system you would need on your phone. That would also be the payment system that carriers used as reason to help block, but not admit-to-blocking, while still blocking because it was “different,” Google Wallet, for years while they took their sweet time getting Isis ready. And let’s not forget that the service has already been renamed to Softcard because of the growing entity known for terrorism that the original name matched. All caught up on Softcard and Isis?
According to a late Friday report out of TechCrunch, the payment system has been a massive failure to this point and is now in talks with Google to potentially be acquired. (more…)
The sequel to LG’s G Flex is rumored to be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week. Dubbed the G Flex 2, a report out of Korea claims that this phone will be the world’s first to run Qualcomm’s new 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor and support Tri-Band LTE-A Carrier Aggregation. If all that sounds familiar, that is because a new variant of the Galaxy Note 4 that was announced for Korea is being upgraded with the same 810 chipset, though this report seems to suggest that Samsung may be using a custom 810 that is only 32-bit. The translation game is tough. (more…)