With Apple's major announcement event and IFA now well behind us, things are starting to tone down a little. Initial euphoria about the iPhone 6s and the Xperia Z5 line seems to be dying out and people are once again looking forward to the next big announcement in the mobile realm.
And the thing you were most excited about this past week is definitely the upcoming Nexus duo. The LG and Huawei units have been popping up in various rumors online – more notably, a few more specs details for the Huawei one which will apparently boast a 5.7-inch QHD display, 12MP camera, Snapdragon 810 SoC and 3GB of RAM. The LG Nexus 5 got its fair share of the spotlight as well with a few new leaked shots in a fresh mint color.
Samsung also made some headlines. In today's fast-paced mobile world it is never too early to discuss the next big thing and we have no doubt that the Korean giant is already hard at work on the Galaxy S7. A new leaked benchmark suggests that the handset, dubbed "Project Lucky" will have 3GB of RAM. Another Samsung project might bring about a veritable revolution at the beginning of next year. Project Valley promises to be the first foldable phone to hit the market and the concept definitely looks interesting and very promising.
And as long as we are on the subject of interesting projects, the new Elephone "Vowney" is one that deserves some attention if you are a Windows fan. The device, which is already up for preorder comes with the promise that it can potentially run Windows 10 as well as Android on one of its two modifications and with quite a powerful hardware platform, featuring a QHD screen, quad-core Intel SoC and 3GB of RAM.
In other news, Microsoft has been keeping busy. The Lumia 950, 950 XL and Surface Pro 4 are set to debut on October 6 and the US giant also has other things in the works, like the Lumia 550 – a budget-friendly LTE phone. HTC also has a few things in the oven, like the eagerly-anticipated One A9 (Aero), which promises a thin metal body with the new Snapdragon 617 SoC and Android 6.0 out-of-the-box and sadly a quite steep alleged price tag of €700.
Other upcoming devices that made an appearance this week and are definitely worth checking out are the dual screen LG V10 and the LG Class metal-clad phablet, which should be unveiled on October 1 and September 21, respectively. And a day later, on September 22, Xiaomi will be unveiling its upgraded Mi 4c model. Also, the Meizu PRO 5 is shaping up like an interesting premium offering that might be the start of a new sub-brand for the OEM.
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The upcoming phablet is going to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow from day one, as you'd expect.
Another color option to complement the white and black versions that have already showed up.
The budget-friendly smartphone is selling like crazy on Xiaomi's home market and numbers are still ramping up.
The impressive Chinese offer is now up for preorder and it is said to dual-boot Android and Windows 10.
Priced at $278 for the 16GB model and $301 for the 32GB model.
As its name suggest, the newcomer is an updated version of the Lenovo A7000 that debuted in April.
New Snapdragon chipsets are allegedly being considered for the phone.
The handset cropped up in Switzerland at $117/€104, may be unveiled on October 6.
The company's next top-of-the-line SoC will be capable of speeds up to 600Mbps over LTE-Advanced.
That's according to features detected by GFX Bench 3.0 as the smartphone stopped by.
Sony finally brought a completely revamped camera for its flagship Xperia Z series.
The high-end Android smartphone is expected to launch at some point in November on all major carriers in the United States.
It differs from the 'Lucky LTE' device we saw last week by the amount of RAM. Both use the Exynos 8890 chipset.
The software giant has just announced a special event scheduled to take place on that day.
Also what could be a bendy tablet that transforms into a laptop with a touch keyboard.
The information came courtesy of prominent HTC leaker @LlabTooFeR, who also revealed the handset's launch time frame.
LG has started teasing its next smartphone, and announced plans to unveil it next week.
A new company statement talks of exceptional interest in this year's online preorders, which could translate to new sales records.
Sized at around 220MB, the update force installs Microsoft Office, Word, and PowerPoint on the devices.
The smartphone is expected to make its official debut at the end of this month alongside HTC Butterfly 3.
Two versions are rumored, one with Exynos 7420 SoC, the other debuting the Helio X20 with deca-core CPU.
Apple has started pushing out the update to the latest version of its mobile operating system.
Today's turning into a Geekbench shootout and the Meizu Niux appears to be superior to the Samsung Project Lucky.
The update to what is still the latest version of the OS is now headed to a new set of devices.
The Korean smartphone manufacturer has long promised us a second flagship device for 2015.
The report cites data released by South Korea's top mobile carrier SK Telecom.
It has been in the rumors for a very long time at this point, so it's about time it gets official.