Built by HTC, launching with Android 7.1
Google recently released a short preview on YouTube indicating it will be launching two new flagship smartphone devices on October 4th in San Francisco.
Supplemental downlink and uplink bandwidth
LG recently said that its upcoming V20 smartphone is the world’s first “native Android 7 device,” but it appears the company may also have another first-to-market feature for the device in terms of LTE spectrum support.
Only available through Sony AV dealers and installers
This week at Sony’s annual Cedia 2016 press briefing in Dallas, Texas, the company announced its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player, the UBP-X1000ES. Unfortunately, the device will only be available through Sony’s authorized custom installation dealerships.
Significantly higher costs to develop smaller chip packages
According to senior officials at TSMC during the Semicon expo in Taiwan this week, the chip fabrication giant is on track to begin volume production on its 7nm process node in Q1 2018.
On Monday, Sony unveiled two new PlayStation 4 consoles set to debut on September 15th and November 10th, one designed as a slim refresh of the original console from November 2013, and the second as a mid-generation upgrade featuring 4K video output, HDR support and a redesigned GPU based on AMD Polaris, but lacking a 4K Blu-ray disc drive.
Featuring A10 Fusion 16nm processor, depth-mapping camera lenses
On Wednesday morning, Apple took the wraps off its tenth-generation iPhone lineup, now formally known as “iPhone 7” and “iPhone 7 Plus”.
Higher-priced model uses Skylake, lower-priced uses Kaby Lake
During a press event before the IFA tradeshow in Berlin this week (September 4th – 7th), Asus announced two 2-in-1 detachable notebooks that take direct aim at Microsoft’s Surface Pro lineup.
Third generation 14nm+ notebooks starting in September
Over the past months, we have written bits and pieces of information about Intel’s Kaby Lake, its third-generation 14nm architecture which officially debuted on Tuesday.
Last week Canon launched its fourth-generation 5D DSLR camera, the first of its kind to offer Wi-Fi connectivity and 4K video capture support. The device features a 30.4-megapixel sensor, a wide native ISO range between 100 and 32,000, improved scene detection, and a second-generation autofocus system that expands coverage across a frame.
Release may coincide with Windows 10 “Redstone 2” build
This year’s IFA conference in Berlin may well include an official announcement from the mighty Microsoft about its second-generation smartphone lineup, the Surface Phone series.