Another week is now behind us and the past seven days re packed full of action. We got 12 new device announcements, and many exciting leaks and rumors.
The buzz-word is definitely HTC and particularly its new One A9 handset. After numerous leaks and speculations, the handset finally got its formal introduction and is already causing quite a commotion.
While we are on the topic of new devices, the Meizu metal is now official, with a 5.5 inch display and a pretty decent specs sheet, featuring the MediaTek Helio X10. The Oppo R7s also made its debut and gathered a lot of fan attention. It is boasting an AMOLED screen, 4GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 615 SoC, making it an odd upper-midrange handset. The LG G Vista 2 is another newcomer that stirred up some excitement and the same goes for Xiaomi's new smart TV.
As far as rumors went, we managed to see a glimpse of the upcoming Huawei P8 flagship, the Galaxy Golden 3, as well as two new Droid handsets and a metal Yu Yutopia. Also, the eagerly-anticipated Blackberry Priv appears to be getting ever closer to user markets.
In other news, Samsung already has its own take on the trendy 3D touch technology in the works, as hinted by a recent patent. Also, the latest iPhone duo isn't really getting much love in India, despite the hidden bonus of a twice more powerful 10W charger.
If you think you might have missed something interesting from the past week, here is a rundown of the top stories.
HTC One A9 is now official with a 5" AMOLED display, Snapdragon 617 chip and a 13MP OIS camera.
The upcoming smartphone is a star in the rumor mill more and more lately, with its expected January unveiling.
It would be more than a month early compared to any of its predecessors, if this actually happens.
The eagerly-anticipated device and its custom Kirin 950 SoC might make it one of the most powerful devices on the market.
The phablet will debut in Australia and a number of markets in Asia next month. Europe and the United States will follow suit in December.
Retailers are expecting that sales will pick up following a price slash, something they say most customers are patiently waiting for.
The Korean smartphone maker may choose to first use this technology in its upcoming Galaxy S7.
Xiaomi has announced the new 60-inch 4K Mi TV 3 smart TV in China. The TV comes in two parts, the display itself and the speaker box, which does all the work.
Meizu official unveiled its new mid-range device part of the Blue Charm lineup - the Meizu metal.
The SM-W2016 model packs a 4.6" HD screen, Exynos 7 Octa chip and a 16MP 16:9 rear camera.
The variant is available in aluminium and graphite color options. As for the price, there's no difference - each will set you back $649.
Last month, Micromax subsidiary Yu said it's planning to launch what it called "the most powerful smartphone ever," and now the company has released a teaser image confirming that the device - called ...
Priced at around $813 for the Z5 and $966 for the Z5 Premium.
The Android subsystem was seemingly slowly degrading Windows 10.
Both the stable Global and China ROM will start seeding over the air.
The President of HTC North Asia the company's design language will enter "a different and fashionable phase."
The company, however, did say that it can extract some unencrypted data from locked iPhones running older iOS versions.
Apple started selling the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in India last week. Some people have noticed, however, that the Indian model comes with a different charger than the ones that come with the US mode...
The two are rumored to pack Cortex-A72 and A53 and to be built on a 28nm process. Mid-range Galaxys are their expected targets.
The duo of Motorola smartphones will make their official debut in less than two weeks, on October 27 in New York City.
Testing reveals negligible difference between the two chipsets in real world use.
The exchange campaign is valid only for the OnePlus 2 and not OnePlus One.
It isn't yet known exactly how much the device will cost and when will it be available for purchase.
You can see the upcoming huge device from all angles courtesy of some leaked promotional materials.
Interestingly, the issues were only reported with the white color model of the smartphone.
The device will cost $750 for the unlocked model in the US and $949 in Canada.