The past few days in the mobile realm were quite busy to say the least. August 13 finally came and with it the eagerly-anticipated Samsung Unpacked event. As expected, the Korean giant revealed a pair of new devices and made the Galaxy Note5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ official.
Both phablets lived up to the bulk of the rumors and come with Exynos 7420 SoC, gorgeous 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED displays and 4GB of RAM. Besides a tour of the phones, we also got to see the odd clip-on keyboard that Samsung is offering as an accessory, earned some info on pricing and availability and even got our first glimpse of camera quality in a few Note5 sample shots.
There we however a couple of disappointments from camp Samsung as well. For one, we learned that the Note5 won't be initially available in the EU, through official channels that is.
In other news, new information on the next pair of Nexus devices surfaced online. The LG and Huawei manufactured units allegedly look quite similar, but nothing is certain yet. Apple also made headlines with an announcement that iOS 8.4.1 is now available to all supported devices and with interesting rumors about the possible return on the budget-oriented "C"-range, with an iPhone 6C and 1GB of RAM inside the iPhone 6s.
Xiaomi has also been making the headlines. The Chinese manufacturer officially announced the Redmi Note 2 and the Redmi Note 2 Prime, as well as the all new MIUI 7 OS. Last, but not least, Qualcomm officially outed its new top-of-the-line chipset - the Snapdragon 820, as well as the new Snapdragon 212 and 412 models.
If you think you might have missed something from the week, here is a list of the hottest topics in the tech world.
The new design is all metal and glass. The chipset and camera have been lifted from the Galaxy S6 too.
Apparently Samsung intends to offer the odd clip-on keyboard as an accessory for the upcoming device.
Both will (probably) feature metal bodies with front-facing speakers, fingerprint readers and USB Type C. The screens are set to 5.2" and 5.7" respectively.
Comes with a new image gallery with face detection, new themes, Mi Roaming, and Kids Mode.
A new rumor hints that a smaller iPhone 6c will launch alongside the next wave of Apple handsets.
The alleged internal Samsung document details support for this SoC being added to the next flagship.
The phone has a new 5.5-inch 1080p display, MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB storage, 13 megapixel camera, 3,020mAh battery, and MIUI 7.
Qualcomm promises big performance boost and a cutback in power usage. Adreno 510 is headed to new Snapdragon 6xx chipsets.
The Z1 is a dual-SIM phone with LTE connectivity and USB Type C. It's powered by the proven Snapdragon 801, instead of an 810.
The next high-end phablet from the Chinese manufacturer is expected at IFA in a few weeks.
Meanwhile, the Xperia C5 Ultra - which was announced alongside the Xperia M5 - will carry a price tag of $375 in the country.
The Samsung Unpacked event brought the new Galaxy S6 edge+ with a 5.7" dual-curved QHD display and Exynos 7420 chipset.
The specs are very close to that of the 5" Asus Zenfone 2 Laser from last week.
Google's co-founders have announced the creation of a new public holding company called Alphabet that will include all of Google's current products. The move is aimed at making Google's operating stru...
Take this with enough skepticism, but apparently the Z5 update will pack a 5.5" 3,840x2,160px screen.
A purported Geekbench 3 snap hints the iPhone 6s (and probably iPhone 6s Plus) will come with 1GB RAM.
In case you've missed the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ announcement, here's everything you need to know.
The update has already started rolling out, containing many bug fixes and improvements.
Samsung's first round smartwatch, which is hopefully going to be released by the end of this year, has been leaking for months. The Gear A was codenamed Orbis, and recently its features and specs have...
It hasn't been at all surprising to see the new phablet's snapper perform well in these.
The carrier nicknamed Big Red will start taking pre-orders for the duo later today.