Samsung released the Galaxy S8 & S8+ on April 21st this year. Apart from a few gimmicky features, such as Bixby, the S8 is an exceptional device, balancing aesthetics & functionality. However, beauty is fragile. Despite its metal frame, Gorilla Glass 5 screen & back, and IP 68 water resistance, the sum of the parts don't always equal the whole.
Multiple design renders of Apple's much-rumored 5.8-inch OLED iPhone have surfaced over the course of the last two weeks, giving us our first look at what the device might look like.
Motorola released the Moto G5 & G5 Plus this March with a generally positive reception from their customers and the Android community. Like its predecessors in the Moto G Series, the Moto G5 Plus delivers exceptional value for as little as $230. That is right - A smartphone with full features, new hardware, & solid build quality for no more than $300 fully optioned out!
Earlier reports have claimed that Apple is developing new biometric technologies for the iPhone 8, including facial and eye recognition. If Apple indeed implements these features, then the lack of Touch ID would be somewhat less notable.
The image doesn’t tell us a huge amount, other than to suggest that Samsung could, in fact, have arranged the (single-lens) camera and the fingerprint sensor on the S8 in a vertical, centered line. The offset fingerprint reader on the actual S8 and S8 Plus is a horribly awkward implementation that, in my judgment, should never have made it to a finished product.
In a bombshell of a press release issued this morning, Imagination has announced that Apple has informed their long-time GPU partner that they will be winding down their use of Imagination’s IP. Specifically, Apple expects that they will no longer be using Imagination’s IP for new products in 15 to 24 months.
Thin bezels can make for an attractive phone, but it’s also an obsession that can hurt the user experience when taken too far. The first taste of the 18:9 wave of phones we can expect in 2017 is the LG G6. The company has thus pioneered once more by investing a lot of R&D money into the phone’s most marketable and, in my opinion, most surprisingly underwhelming feature.