Earlier this year at MWC 2018, a plentiful of budget smartphones were announced. Alcatel was one among many to target this market, but Alcatel 3V offers a bit more in exchange for your money as a means to differentiate.
Last week, we had you covered wall-to-wall on the OnePlus 6 Event in London. This week, the Chinese OEM’s flagship Android phone became available to select markets online.
With the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ earlier this year, Samsung introduced AR Emoji. We were a fan when we first saw the feature debut despite it being a copycat of Apple’s animated emoji, but owners of the device have found these to be silly and kind of useless. To spice up the experience, Samsung has partnered with Disney to launch AR Emoji based on an upcoming movie.
OnePlus calls its version of fast charging “Dash Charge” and has done so ever since the company first introduced the concept with the OnePlus 3 smartphone. Dash Charge allows the OnePlus 3 and devices that have followed to charge a battery in a fraction of the time. Other Android OEMs have adopted similar technology, but Dash Charge is one of the quickest and most efficient methods.
Early this week, we informed you about the timing of Google’s YouTube Music service and everything we know about it. The update that will be “major,” began its roll out yesterday and updates the current YouTube Music application.
Qualcomm is making headlines today and they have nothing to do with Broadcom. The announcement is of a Snapdragon 710 mobile platform to replace the older 660 platform. A new 700 chipset will make up the new platform to start and will bring high-end features to upcoming mid-range devices. This is a major target of Qualcomm for 2018 and this is a step in the right direction.
We recently passed along a report regarding ZTE’s export ban in the US. The ban by the US Government has ZTE foreclosing much of its business and terminating employment, and the last we heard had the company appealing for a modification of the ban. Despite us thinking this would not happen, it appears that China and US President Trump are negotiating to provide some much-needed relief to ZTE and its subsidiary, Mediatek.
Ready for yet another flagship smartphone? HTC will be next to unveil its 2018 Android flagship in that of the HTC U 11 successor. Expected to be HTC’s second smartphone of the year, HTC U12+ or HTC U12, will make a splash during a private event in presumably Taiwan. The handset was confirmed in the company’s teaser for the event, and will be the second installment in the high-end U-series designed “for you.” HTC will unveil the phone on May [Read More]