Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Microsoft announces new Surface Pro, starts at $799

Microsoft has announced the new Surface Pro. Despite the confusing name, it is a successor to last year's Surface Pro 4. The new model comes with a new design, new display, new hardware, some new software, and new accessories, making it one of the more comprehensive overhauls in the series so far.

The new Surface Pro is completely redesigned and is the thinnest (8.5mm) and lightest (1.7lb) Surface yet. On the back is a new hinge that allows 165-degree of movement for a near flat angle, ideal for writing or drawing.

Honor reveals two Play Tab 2 tablets with Android Nougat

Huawei's sub-brand Honorhold an event today where the Honor 6A was the main star. Alongside it the company announced two new tablets - the Honor Play Tab 2 with 8” display and the Honor Play Tab 2 with 9.6” display.
Honor tab 2 9.6

Both tablets are powered by Snapdragon 425 with quad-core CPU, clocked at 1.4 GHz and run on Android 7.0 Nougat. They offer 5MP cameras on the back and 2MP snappers on the front. The battery capacity is 4800 mAh.

Samsung launches Galaxy Wide 2 with octa-core CPU, Android Nougat

Samsung has launched a new smartphone. Dubbed Galaxy Wide 2, it's the successor to the Galaxy Wide that the company released last year. The new phone is powered by an octa-core 1.6 GHz processor, and sports a 5.5-inch HD display.

RAM is 2GB, while internal storage is 16GB. The handset features a 13MP main camera and a 5MP selfie shooter. Measuring 151.5×76.4×8.6mm and weighing in at 170g, the device runs Android 7.0 Nougat. A 3,300mAh battery is there to keep the lights on.

Life is easier on iPhone, Apple tells Android users looking to switch

Like all big wars, the iOS vs. Android fight has always had defectors. It's just the way of the world - some people simply aren't as loyal to a mobile platform as fanboys think they should be. So there are humans out there who switch from iOS to Android, and vice versa. As you'd expect, Apple is happy to cater to the latter category. In fact, it's got a whole page on its website dedicated to luring Android users to its mobile operating system and iPhones.

It's called Switch and it's received a big revamp today. The new site tells Android users that "Life is easier on iPhone", and provides them with details about how to switch and what to expect.

Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic Edition finally goes on sale tomorrow, priced at $435

Xiaomi's Mi 6 has been on sale in China for a while now, but we're only talking about the 'normal' model with the glass-clad back. A Ceramic Edition Mi 6 was also announced, however, and if you're interested in that you'll be pleased to find out that it's almost available.

It will in fact be released tomorrow through Xiaomi's Chinese online store. In order to get one, you'll need to part with no less than CNY 2,999 (that's approximately $435 or €387 at the current exchange rates).

Samsung G9298 flip phone gets certified by the FCC and Wi-Fi Alliance

Believe it or not, Samsung still makes flip phones. Not only that, but they are actually flip smartphones. Oh, and the company has maintained not one but two different lines of such devices over the past few years, offering them in specific Asian markets only. One of those lines comprises the Wxxxx handsets, the latest of which is the W2017 announced in November of last year.

But there have also been Gxxxx flip phones manufactured by the company. We're talking about the G9098 from 2014, and its successor, the G9198 from 2015. After not releasing a new G-series clamshell last year, Samsung looks almost ready to unleash that in 2017.

It's unsurprisingly called G9298, and it's recently been certified both by the US FCC, as well as the Wi-Fi Alliance. The former of those processes has yielded the image you can see above, which depicts the smartphone while closed.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Photo of the Galaxy S8 Active appears, no dual-curved screen on board

The Galaxy S8 is a compact device that sadly, is not the most durable around. Samsung is going to cater to the clumsier crowd with the launch of the Galaxy S8 Active, as a listing by the Wireless Power Consortium suggests. The front of the device lacks the curved edges that the flagship has but otherwise sticks to the latest Galaxy design.

By the looks of it, the phone will have the same sensors on the top of the front screen and will lack a home button on the bottom. The power button will be on the right side, while the left is reserved for a volume rocker and a Bixby button.

Microsoft announces new Surface Pro, starts at $799

Microsoft has announced the new Surface Pro. Despite the confusing name, it is a successor to last year's Surface Pro 4. The new mo...