Tag Archive: lowend

Vizio announces new soundbars for the high, mid, and low-end markets

Pricing and availability remain a mystery.

What you need to know Vizio has announced a bunch of new soundbars for CES 2020. The Elevate has powerful front speakers, an 8-inch subwoofer, and Dolby Atmos support. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.

CES 2020 is steadily going into full-force, and Vizio has come prepared with a heap of new soundbars. There’s a lot to dig into, so without further ado, let’s dive in.

Starting first with  [Read More…]

HTC will launch premium tablets in 2015, says low-end isn’t profitable

HTC won’t be releasing low-end tablets anytime soon, according to North Asia President Jack Tong. At a local event in Taipei, where the vendor launched the two mid-range Desire smartphones and the Nexus 9 tablet, the executive explained to CNA that the low-end (under $ 164) segment of the tablet market simply isn’t profitable. The manufacturer is instead going to focus its attention on the high-end segment, and is set to launch tablets in this category  [Read More…]

Samsung China introduces low-end Galaxy Core Max

Samsung introduced a new member of the Galaxy Core series this week, but don’t get your hopes up. Detailed on Samsung China’s website, the handset is called the Galaxy Core Max and is a relatively low-end affair.

The Philips W6618 may be low-end, but its 5300 mAh battery sure isn’t

These days, smartphone batteries are competent enough to get us through a day at work with medium usage, but heavy use starts kills. Devices like the Galaxy Note 3 (3200 mAh) incorporate larger batteries, while devices like the Droid MAXX are made for large batteries (the Droid MAXX has a very impressive 3500 mAh battery). This new Philips phone is simply insane.

The general specs are incredibly unimpressive, bordering on the low-end of the smartphone spectrum. The 5-inch display features  [Read More…]

Galaxy Mini 2 appears, offers modest improvements at low-end

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As well as expanding its mid-range portfolio with the Galaxy S Advance, it looks like Samsung is preparing a refresh of its entry-level hardware. A couple of promotional shots for a device dubbed the “Galaxy Mini 2” have leaked out online, showing some modest improvements on the basic hardware of last year’s Galaxy Mini.

The most significant change is the upping of the screen’s resolution — from QVGA to HVGA.  [Read More…]

The low-end HTC Explorer goes official; does it have a place in today’s market?


Low-end Android devices have hit that weird stage in their lifecycle where they just don’t know who they are anymore. Will anyone actually buy a 600MHz HVGA device on a two-year contract anymore? That’s a complicated question. Two-years is a long time. But what about off contract? How much do you charge for a device like this? And what kind of purpose does it serve? HTC is going to try to  [Read More…]