With just over a month left for its official unveiling, key details and a high-resolution image of the LG G6 have been leaked by The Verge. The leaked image only shows the top half of the phone including the minimal top bezel and the rounded display corners.
It was widely expected that LG’s upcoming flagship, the LG G6 due to be unveiled at MWC next month, would make use of a Snapdragon 835 chipset. However, that might not be the case as Samsung has reportedly taken the first dibs on all the Snapdragon 835 chips being produced.
Despite the Galaxy Note 7 making a huge dent in Samsung’s bottom line and goodwill, the Korean company will continue to use the Galaxy Note moniker for its future devices. As confirmed by Samsung’s mobile head D.J. Koh today, the next flagship phablet from Samsung will be called the Galaxy Note 8.
If you have been eagerly waiting for the official LineageOS builds to be available for your Android device, you will be glad to know that the first official LineageOS builds are now available for download over at their website.
In a move bound to surprise many, Hugo Barra today announced that he will be stepping down from his role of Vice President for Xiaomi for international markets. The move comes after Barra joined Xiaomi 3.5 years ago and has helped the company make a global presence since then.
Samsung has confirmed to Reuters that it will not be launching the Galaxy S8 at MWC in Barcelona this year as per the company’s mobile chief Koh Dong-jin. Samsung has usually unveiled its flagship Galaxy S handset at MWC for the last few years, but the company has decided to defer the launch of the handset this year.
Samsung today formally announced the results of its in-depth investigations into the Galaxy Note 7 explosions. The company conducted its investigation on over 200,000 units of the Galaxy Note 7 and tested every single aspect of the device like water resistance, USB-C port, fast charging, iris scanner, software, and more.
After a relatively unremarkable year with the LG G5 and the V20, a lot rides on the G6 for LG. With every OEM focusing on building their own AI-powered virtual assistant this year, LG has taken a slightly different approach. The company’s G6 will ship with Google Assistant baked in, presumably making it the first handset after the Pixel to do so.
Huawei has been fine tuning its digital native (for which read teenagers and twenty somethings) smartphones for a couple of years now and, with the Honor 6X, has (almost) perfected the delicate balance between technology and value for money. The 6X has (almost, again) no weaknesses, at least in this relatively budget segment of the market. If you want a decent (if not top end) smartphone, don’t want to pay top dollar and don’t mind your Android experience to be slightly tweaked from Google’s Nexus and Pixel ambitions, then the Honor 6X is an easy recommendation.