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.
Although we’ve seen reports that Samsung is facing a downward trend when it comes to smartphone sales, things are turning out to be a little different. According to a new report from Strategy Analytics, Samsung shipped over 28.6 LTE smartphones to become the world’s largest LTE smartphone vendor with a market share of 32.2 percent for the second quarter. Coming way below Apple an Samsung is LG, which currently has a market share of 5.2 percent.
LG today has officially announced its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G3 Stylus. The LG G3 Stylus as you might have suspected from its name alone, is a new variant of the previously released LG G3. The obvious difference is of course the fact that the phone comes with a stylus.
Motorola has scheduled an event on 4th of September where the company is expected to unveil a number of products, including the highly rumored Moto X+1. Recently, the now-retired @evleaks aka Evan Blass has posted a press render of the upcoming Moto X+1. The leaked images also shows the device with a wood back, as well as a Verizon logo on the back suggesting that it will launch on the Big Red.
Following up on our post about the Sharp Aquos Crystal smartphone, Sprint has just announced its availability to Sprint customers for a measly $239 sans contract or $10 month via Sprint’s Easy Pay Plan or $149.99 via Sprint’s prepaid plan. Although undisclosed as to when this phone will actually become available, its features and relatively cheap price despite its excellent feature are more than enough to generate a much needed press hype.
HTC has been transparent when it comes to releasing software updates for their handsets. The company has already rolled out the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update for the HTC One M8 in several regions, including a few carriers in the US as well. T-Mobile and AT&T have already released the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update, which also incorporates the bug fixes found inside the Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
HTC has officially announced the Butterfly 2 which is set to launch in Asian markets in the coming weeks. The device brings top-of-the-line specifications. The handset will come with a different name in Japan where it will come with J Butterfly HTL23 moniker, while it’s known as HTC Butterfly 2 in other Asian markets.