We’ve seen HTC’s J Butterfly and Oppo’s Find 5 prancing around with the first 1080p displays, we know that Sony is prepping an impressive 5-incher, but also a gargantuan 6-incher, and now Huawei is joining this crazy race with… a 6.1-incher.
The race for who can deliver the world’s first ever smartphone with a stunning 1080p display has been on for a while, and with HTC unveiling the J Butterfly, the ball got thrown again in Oppo’s court.
HTC has finally confirmed all our previous speculation with the announcement of the J Butterfly in Japan. This brings us a true HD 5-inch smartphone, but it is far from the only one in the works. HTC’s new phablet may have received its big unveiling earlier today, but the Oppo Find 5 is just around the corner.
Sprint seems to have gotten a jump on the Samsung press event scheduled for October 24. The carrier has offered up the official release date and pricing information for the LTE compatible Galaxy Note 2. And better news for those waiting, your wait will be fairly short.
Well, that certainly didn’t take long. It was only a couple of days ago that we heard for the first time about the Xperia C650X “Odin”, the supposed next Sony handheld phone, and now we already have some specs.
The Optimus Vu 2 was first mentioned in August, but at the time LG was completely mum on the second gen phablet’s spec sheet and availability details. However, someone seems to have spilled the beans big-time, because Android Greed has a trio of very legit-looking images showing off the Optimus Vu 2’s new design and listing most of its features.
Being a simple competitor seems to not be enough for Pantech anymore, who is looking to push for the leadership position in the Korean smartphone market with a new quad-core beast. The Vega R3 is the name of this new “monster”, one who has already been proclaimed as the “best existing quad-core smartphone” by its makers.
At the beginning of the week Android Authority reported on what was supposedly a leaked image of an HTC phablet. The new image called the phone the HTC One X 5. Shortly after the leak, it became known that this was nothing more than a concept image by Flickr user Danny Tu. That’s the end of the HTC One X 5 rumor, right? Not exactly.
Anxiously awaiting the Samsung Galaxy Note II? The wait is almost over for those in Europe. Yesterday we learned that the Note II is hitting Italy on September 28th. What about the rest of the European market? An unofficial report coming from Sam Mobile suggests Samsung’s new phablet will start rolling out to Europe within the next two weeks.
Rumors of a 5-inch phablet device from HTC have been floating around for a while now. From leaked photos to information about the phablet getting unveiled on September 19th, we’ve just about heard it all.