“What were you thinking, HTC?!” was the first thought that ran through my head when I saw the Taiwanese company announce the U Ultra and U Play smartphones. HTC, the manufacturer that set the gold standard for the metal bodied smartphone, was ditching the one thing they did better than anyone else.
It’s no secret that Nokia‘s back in the smartphone business and the company that has the licence to produce Nokia-branded devices, HMD Global, has made a declaration that will be music to every Android fan’s ears.
The OnePlus 5 is probably the next most anticipated flagship smartphone which should be launching pretty soon. Apart from running top rated hardware, the next flagship killer is said to be coming with dual cameras at the rear.
There are a couple of new flagship smartphones running on Snapdragon 835 processor these days. This includes the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Xiaomi Mi 6, HTC U11 and the Galaxy S8 for the US market. If you’re looking for that extra edge, ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia has a new flagship smartphone that stands out as an interesting alternative.
Meet the Nubia Z17. It’s the first Snapdragon 835 powered device to come with 8GB of RAM and it’s also the first to incorporate Qualcomm’s latest QuickCharge 4+.
Lenovo has just taken the covers off its new Moto Z2 Play, its latest smartphone under its modular Moto Z series. Replacing its current Moto Z Play, the new model has updated hardware plus it’s also thinner (5.9mm) and lighter (145g).