Customers who were waiting for the arrival of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ immediately placed their pre-orders hoping to get a taste of what could be the best Android flagship of this year. With its highly detailed resolution and ‘Infinity Display’ that practically overlays towards the sides of the smartphone, this was going to be the closest thing to a perfect smartphone right?
Not quite, as several users started complaining of a red tint problem that was developed on the display for both devices.
At Mobile World Congress, Samsung debuted its Galaxy Book, a power tablet running Windows 10 with a snap-on keyboard that looked to improve on Huawei’s Matebook.
Despite promising specs and integration of the device giant’s new S Pen peripheral, it wasn’t clear when the tablet would be released. But with little notice, Samsung announced that the LTE model of the Book will hit Verizon Wireless stores on April 21st, with WiFi versions coming to general retailers on May 21st.
Less than two weeks after the specs leaked online, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi 6 flagship smartphone. The Mi 6 doesn’t quite compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6 when it comes to screen-to-body ratio, nor does it follow in the design footsteps of Xiaomi’s own Mi MIX.
The Mi 6 instead has a four-sided curved glass screen, with bezels top and bottom and slim ones flanking the 5.15-inch full HD display.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were announced at the end of March, bringing two new fabulous flagships to the smartphone party. How do they compare to their competition though?
We’ve put them up against the LG G6, the Pixels and the iPhone 7 in previous features but here we are looking at how the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus compare to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
Lenovo has a couple new budget devices up its sleeve.
While at MWC 2017 in February, Lenovo-owned Motorola unveiled the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus for £169 and £259, respectively. If you thought Lenovo was done with affordable smartphones for the year, you’re wrong, according to VentureBeat’s Evan Blass. He has claimed Motorola is planning to release two more entry-level Android 7.0 Nougat smartphones (presumably this year).
Apple announced a new 9.7-inch iPad at its March 2017 event, replacing the iPad Air 2, but ditching the Air name. The Apple iPad (2017) is the cheapest way to get your hands on an Apple tablet, but how does it compare to the rest of the iPad family?
We’ve put it up against the iPad Air 2 in a separate feature, and you can also read our entire iPad round up if you want to see how it fits in on the whole. Here we are specifically comparing it to the iPad Pro 9.7.
We’ve seen plenty of renders and concept images of what the next-gen iPhone might look like, and we’ll see plenty more before it’s actually launched this fall.
But this new render comes from the workshop of Martin Hajek, who has been guessing future iPhone designs for quite some time now and with a fair degree of accuracy. Also, instead of being overly (and unrealistically) futuristic, Hajek’s imagined “iPhone X” is actually a throwback to the original iPhone, with a similar black-and-silver back design, and it looks great.
The render, created by Hajek for Computer Bild, shows a design that’s surprisingly tame on the front. Yes, it’s nearly all glass, but the edges are only slightly curved, and the top is reserved for the conventional bezel where the sensors and the selfie camera are placed.
Apple may, for the first time, miss its traditional September launch for the iPhone because of supply issues. DigiTimes cites the Chinese-based Economic Daily News claims Apple is having “technical issues related to the lamination process of curved OLED panels, and the adoption of a 3D sensing system, that may cause delay of the new iPhone devices”.
Instead of being launched in September, the new iPhone may have to wait until October or November until it hits the shelves.
While the report doesn’t mention it specifically, we expect this is referring to the iPhone 8 that’s expected to launch alongside an iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.
Big phones are a big deal. And the Honor 8 Pro is the company’s largest phone to date, with a whopping 5.7-inch screen wrapped into similar-to-iPhone-7-Plus proportions. If you want screen real estate and resolution then this is the Honor for you.
However, the Pro is a rather different proposition to the mid-level, smaller-scale Honor 8. The Pro is obviously larger, but it also does away with the hallmark ultra-gloss rear in favour of a softer blue matte option (black and gold are also available). It still looks great, but lacks that core point of distinction of the original.
The new Samsung Galaxy S8 has launched, and its target of choice is the as yet unlaunched Apple iPhone 8 Anniversary Edition. These phones are critical for both companies. Apple survives largely off the iPhone today, and Samsung is trying to recover both from its burning phone problem and from its top executive being arrested on bribery charges.
Neither firm can afford a big loss to the other, and Samsung just came out of the gate with one hell of an opening salvo.