OnePlus is expanding its device lineup to Amazon. OnePlus devices (mainly the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X) will now be available in the UK through Amazon along with Prime Now service benefits wherever applicable. This collaboration will also extend onto the USA in due course of time.
According to a report originating from The Information (paywalled), the new Google Home device shares similar microprocessor and WiFi chip as the Chromecast, and is said to be surrounded by a speaker, microphone, LED lights and a plastic casing. Both the Chromecast and Google Home were created by Google's VP of Product Management, Mario Queiroz.
Qualcomm is at Computex this week and they have just announced the Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC. This looks to be a lower spec'd version of the previously released Snapdragon Wear 2100, and will be targeted toward "connected kid and elderly watches, fitness trackers, smart headsets, and wearable accessories." They also announced new reference platforms thanks to a collaboration with Aricent, Borqs, Infomark, and SurfaceInk at the event.
The Lenovo ZUK Z2 has finally been made official and it will be priced at CNY 1,800 ($275/€245) & will be launched on June 7th. For the money, you'll get a 5" (2.5D glass) 1080p smartphone with the Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 3,500mAh battery, USB Type-C, Quick Charge 3.0, wireless charging, fingerprint scanner, 13MP ISOCELL rear camera, 8MP front camera, Android 6.0 with ZUI 2.0 on top of it.
After all the rumors, Sony has officially announced their latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Xperia E5. The device comes with a Mediatek's MTK6735 SoC (1.3GHz quad-core), 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD card slot, 2,700mAh capacity battery (with promise of "up to 2 days battery life"), 13MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and priced at €199 with an unknown release date.
We've seen a number of photos of the upcoming Gear Fit 2 from Samsung, but we haven't heard much about specs until now. A new rumor suggests it will have a 1.55" curved Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 216x432. Inside, it will have 512MB RAM, 2GB storage, 1GHz dual-core SoC from Samsung, IP68 certified, 200mAh battery, Tizen 2.3, GPS, GLONASS, heart rate sensor, gyroscope, barometer & accelerometer.
It seems Sony is getting ready to launch the Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia X Performance and the Xperia XA Ultra in the United States. The Xperia X is said to cost $550 and be available on June 26th. The Xperia XA & Xperia X Performance will cost $280 & $700 respectively, & will be available on July 17th. Lastly, the Xperia XA Ultra will cost $370 & will be available on July 24th.
Micromax subsidiary YU has launched its latest device, the YUNICORN. This device boasts of a 5.5" FHD display, a MediaTek Helio P10 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with expandability and a 4000 mAh battery. The device bears an uncanny resemblance to the Meizu M3 Note, and will cost Rs. 12,999 ($195) as an introductory price, before a price hike.
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