They may not be able to surpass Verizon and snatch the lead in number of wireless subscribers stateside, but clearly, AT&T possesses supernatural powers of sorts. Either they can time travel, or they’ve found the solution to the resurrection puzzle, bringing the flip phone back from the dead.
AT&T announced it will offer the mid-range LG G3 Vigor to its customers in the coming weeks. The device looks quite similar to the LG G3 flagship, but features downgraded specifications which should be more than enough to make it a decent mid-range offering. The official pricing and availability details are unknown at the moment, but the carrier will reveal it as soon as it is ready to sell the handset. It’s not just AT&T, Sprint also announced lately about adding the handset to its roster, but didn’t reveal an exact launch date.
Earlier this month, Sony unveiled its latest flagship device dubbed as the Sony Xperia Z3, which is a substantial upgrade over its predecessor. The device features a similar set of hardware as the Xperia Z2, but offers a new round aluminium frame and tampered glass on the front and back. The handset is set to launch in fall, but if you’re residing in the UK, the Sony Xperia Z3 is up for pre-orders directly from Sony for £549, with the deliveries expected to kick off from September 26th.
The Chinese manufacturer Oppo is said to be working on its new flagship device which will launch under the Oppo N3 moniker. The company recently teased its upcoming product on Facebook with a possible October announcement date at an event in Singapore. Recently, the folks at GSMArena were sent some alleged press renders of the Oppo N3, which carries on the company’s tradition of a rotatable camera so it can be used to take high quality photos and selfies. Additionally, the press render reveal that it will also feature a dual-LED flash, another trait which was present in its predecessor.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 4 phablet at IFA 2014 earlier this month. The phablet packs top-of-the-line hardware, along with a plethora of features on board. If, for some reason, you missed the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 event, and want to know more about its features, Samsung has prepared a new inforgraphic to help you know everything about the phablet.
While both Sony and Samsung have stolen the limelights of the IFA yesterday, there are other mobile device manufacturers who are also displaying their latest devices. One of these smaller manufacturers is Alcatel who just unveiled their latest smartphone, Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2. Powered by a MediaTek MT6592 Octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM, the Alcatel One Touch Hero is a pretty capable smartphone featuring some other nice specs and features.
HTC is kicking things off, announcing more and more handsets for the mid-range market. The Taiwanese company took the wraps off its Desire 820, the successor to the Desire 816, at IFA 2014 in Berlin. Now, a new rumor suggests we may get to see a new phablet from HTC in the coming weeks, which will be powered by an octa-core processor.
While other mobile device manufacturers are busy showing their new wares at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Motorola decided to stay home but did not remain silent at all as it announced the new Moto X. Take note tha this is not the same smartphone introduced before but a new device featuring a better design, curved metal frame and a host of other high-end features. But what will probably get people interested with the Moto X is the fact that it will be available at a very affordable price. The Moto X will get a price tag of $99 on contract or $499 unlocked.
Finally, the day Galaxy Note fans have been waiting for has arrived, as Samsung just officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Featuring a larger screen and a more evolved S Pen, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the first smartphone that Samsung is going to use to expand its Galaxy Note series. The other device being the new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.
Earlier today, HTC unveiled the budget-friendly, 4G LTE enabled Desire 510 handset. The handset is expected to hit Europe and Asia, as well as select carriers in the US, but there’s no word about the pricing and availability dates. If you’re based in the UK, you’ll be glad to know that O2 has confirmed that it will sell the affordable HTC Desire 510 in the coming weeks.
Not too long ago, a sapphire edition of the Huawei Ascend P7 was confirmed by one of the executives of the company. If you’re waiting for the handset, you’ll be glad to find out it’s officially announced by the company, and will hit the retail shelves in China in the coming weeks. The device will come with a “Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition” moniker and may just be limited to China at the moment.
While other smartphone companies are bringing out new smartphones with advanced specs and features, HTC for its contribution to the smartphone market is bringing in a more affordable and yet capable mobile device, the HTC Desire 510. According to HTC, the HTC Desire 510 puts emphasis on the content you consume on your smartphone and not so much on how premium the device is. Still, said smartphone was built with enough quality for you not to be ashamed of using it.The most important thing is that the HTC Desire 510 will enable you to connect to the internet at 4G LTE connectivity without draining your pocket too much.