HTC is reportedly looking to turn its back on Qualcomm and purchase its smartphone processors from other manufacturers instead. The company has already launched two entry-level Desire devices with ST-Ericsson and Spreadtrum Shark chips, but it could be looking for cheaper alternatives to high-end processors as well.
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Oppo’s latest Android-powered smartphone, the N1, was announced back in September, and now the handset is on the market to purchase from several retailers in China. However, there’s only 10,000 units at our disposal, so stock is destined to be a tad sparse.
Apple’s iPhone 5s became the world’s first smartphone with a 64-bit processor when it launched this September, but as you might expect, it’ll have plenty of competitors next year. Unsurprisingly, some of those will come from Samsung, which is already planning 64-bit chips and 16-megapixel cameras for its 2014 flagships, according to industry sources.
The HTC One max has already been confirmed for Sprint and Verizon following its debut in the U.K. this month, but it appears the super-sized smartphone is also headed to AT&T. A press render that clearly shows the handset’s AT&T branding has been published online ahead of its official debut.
As promised by the President of HTC America Jason Macenize last week, AT&T is now in the process of pushing out its rather hefty, much-anticipated over-the-air (OTA) update to all of its carrier-branded HTC One handsets. This upgrade brings Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Sense 5 to the device, in addition to a mass of additional bug fixes and speed optimizations, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 and a stylish new charging animation for when the handset is powered off.
With the current Kindle Fire HD almost a year old now, we’re expecting Amazon to unveil its successor in the coming weeks. And according to leaked benchmark results, it could be a significant improvement, with the latest quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and a high-resolution 2560×1600 display.
Samsung is set to announce the Galaxy Note III at a press event on September 4, and like most of its smartphones, there will be different variants with different specifications for different countries. One of them will feature Samsung’s eight-core Exynos 5420 processor, while the other will feature a Snapdragon 800 chip.
Want to know which one will be coming to your country? Find out below.
Google’s second-generation Nexus 7 could be just weeks away with supply chain sources claiming it’ll launch in late July or early August. Like the current Nexus 7, the new model will reportedly be built by Asus, and it’ll feature much-improved specifications, including a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a Snapdragon 600 processor.
LG has begun sending invitations to a press event in New York on Wednesday, August 7. The company is expected to unveil its much-anticipated Optimus G2 smartphone, which is likely to go up against the latest Android flagships with a 1080p display, and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
Sony’s working on a new flagship smartphone codenamed the “Honami,” and although the Japanese company has managed to keep the handset itself under wraps, it hasn’t been able to stop its software from leaking into the wild.
A system dump from a Canadian carrier has revealed many of the handset’s internals, while its Camera app has already been ported to the latest Xperia devices.