Tag Archive: Announces


Fitbit announces Charge 3 fitness tracker, coming this October for $150

Pre-orders for the new tracker are live starting today.

Fitbit’s been hitting the smartwatch market pretty hard over the past few months with its Ionic and Versa, and following those two wearables, the company’s now going back to revive one of its most popular fitness tracker series with the all-new Fitbit Charge 3.

The Charge 3 is an evolution of the Charge 2 that came out before it, and while it has the same general form factor  [Read More…]

Samsung announces a pair of Harman co-branded premium soundbars

Coming next month with some large price tags.

Last year, Samsung acquired Harman Internation Industries, the company behind the popular Harman Kardon audio division. Since then, we’ve been waiting to see what the two could do together, and now we have the first product that comes with co-branding on it. Samsung has announced two new soundbars, the HW-N850 and HW-N950, both of which will become available to purchase later this month. Both options will have Dolby Atmos and DTS:X  [Read More…]

Motorola announces its list of phones that will receive Android Pie

Do you own a Motorola device and jealous of all the new great features of Android 9 Pie your Pixel friends are enjoying? Well, the company has released a blog post sharing which phones it will update to Android Pie. Did your phone make the list of 8 devices the company says made the initial cut for the upgrade?

Here’s the list of Android Pie-ready devices:

Moto Z3 Moto Z3 Play Moto Z2 Force Edition Moto Z2 Play Moto X4  [Read More…]

Qualcomm announces the new high-tier Snapdragon 670

The new Snapdragon 670 represents a strong push by Qualcomm to bring a little feature parity between its Premium (800 series) and High (600-series) tier phones. In the past, the 800-series has always gotten the latest and greatest features, while the 600 series was left in the dark with older ones.

The 670, however is quite the beast. Its Cryo 360 CPU features two performance cores (rated at 2.2GHz) and six efficiency cores (rated at 1.7GHz), for a total of  [Read More…]

Samsung announces the all new Galaxy Tab S4 with Dex support

Today, Samsung has unveiled their latest tablet the Galaxy Tab S4 with Dex support. Ever trying to bridge the gap between tablet and PC, the Galaxy Tab S4 is the first tablet to include Dex. When connected to the optional keyboard dock the Tab S4 will switch from tablet to desktop mode.

Getting more done with desktop mode

After transitioning to the desktop mode you can open apps in windows, resize them, and even drag and drop content between  [Read More…]

T-Mobile announces Moto E5 Plus and E5 Play

Announced back in April, the Moto E5 Plus and Moto E5 Play are now available for purchase at T-Mobile.

Both are budget-oriented devices, but the Moto E5 Plus is the more advanced in terms of specs. The phone features a 6-inch HD+ display with tall 18:9 aspect ratio and 1440 x 720 resolution. Powered by a Snapdragon 435, the E5 Plus also takes advantage of 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

In the photography department, the Moto E5  [Read More…]

Samsung announces new ‘unbreakable’ display that survives punishing UL certification

This is the direction the industry is heading.

Samsung Display has announced that it has developed a truly “unbreakable” display panel, after receiving certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to verify the claim. The base feature of the panel is that it’s made of flexible OLED, like many of Samsung’s modern phones, but in this case it has a substrate that’s been designed to not give out with repeated impact.

Rather than go with a super-hard glass, Samsung  [Read More…]

Sony announces industry-first 48MP smartphone camera sensor

The sensor is also the world’s first to support a 0.8 μm pixel size.

Although their smartphones may not be well-known in the U.S., Sony’s the industry-leader when it comes to crafting mobile camera sensors for phones all around the world. On July 23, the company announced its all-new IMX586 sensor that features the highest megapixel count and smallest pixel size we’ve seen on a mobile sensor to-date.

More megapixels don’t always translate to great-looking photos, but  [Read More…]

Corning announces Gorilla Glass 6 to be stronger than ever

Corning makes the touchscreen glass for most smartphones around the world. Will cracked screens be a thing of the past?

Corning just unveiled its next-generation Gorilla Glass, developed specifically to be more resistant to drops and scratches. Corning says Gorilla Glass 6 is two times better than it’s predecessor at surviving drops from 1 meter. It also performed better from higher distances than Gorilla Glass 5.

In a press event, the company announced the upgrade and explained  [Read More…]

BlackBerry announces an Android Oreo beta for the KEYone

An upgraded beta program is also launching.

The BlackBerry KEY2 is the best way to get your hardware keyboard fix in 2018, but if you’re still rocking a KEYone, it looks like you’ll soon be able to finally throw Oreo on it.

If you’re registered for the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you should be receiving an email soon that highlights a couple big changes.

First off, BlackBerry’s moving its beta testing program over to a new platform that’s  [Read More…]