Samsung Gulf has officially introduced their newest Android smartphones, namely the Galaxy J5 Pro and the Galaxy J7 Pro. These devices come with specifications that offer great performance in a metal body. Both the smartphones come with the Exynos 7870 Octa core processor and 3GB RAM. The display of the J5 Pro is 5.2-inches in size, whereas the J7 Pro features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display. The smartphone shares the same 13MP sensor on the rear and front facing cameras. However, the battery on the J7 Pro is 3600 mAh in capacity, whereas its 3000 mAh in the J5 Pro. The Galaxy J5 Pro and the Galaxy J7 Pro is priced at AED 899 and AED 1049, respectively. Click here to read more.
Alcatel has officially introduced the A5 LED smartphone that features unique LED covers and allows users to create different lighting themes. The cases, which are called the Lightup + LED, is an innovative back panel that lights up for incoming calls, alerts for social media applications, alarms, and more. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 720p. The device is powered by an octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and runs on Android 6.0. The smartphone holds a 13MP camera on the rear and a 5MP camera on the front. The Alcatel A5 LED is priced at AED 899. Click here to read more.
LG has unveiled a trio of new smartphones called the LG Q6, the LG Q6a, and the LG Q6 Plus, featuring a 5.5-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. This is similar to the one used in the LG G6 smartphone. The camera on these devices is 13MP on the rear and a 5MP front facing camera. While all the three smartphones feature the same Snapdragon 435 processor, there are some differences. The LG Q6a comes with 2GB RAM and 16 storage capacity, while the LG Q6 with 3GB RAM and the LG Q6+ with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Click here to read more.
It happens so that Android Police got their hands on what is believed to the actual renders of the 2017 Google Pixel XL smartphone. While it is rumored to be manufactured by LG, the device in the render is said to feature a squeezable frame, similar to the one found in the HTC U11 smartphone. The display also appears to have lesser bezels for more screen estate. The display also features an AMOLED panel that’s made by LG. The rear side of the smartphone appears to be similar to the current generation Pixel, along with a fingerprint scanner. Read more here.
HMD Global has officially announced that they have signed a deal with ZEISS to produce smartphones that come with high-quality camera lens. HMD Global says that these smartphones will bring the very best in camera technology while their fans expect high-end products with ZEISS. HMD Global is also expected to unveil new flagship smartphone that rumored to be called the Nokia 8. Rumors suggest that the device will feature a dual-lens camera configuration. Read here for more information.
Luxury watchmaker Louis Vuitton has unveiled a smartwatch called the Tambour Horizon that runs on Android Wear 2.0. The wearable features a 1.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 390 x 390. It's powered by the Snapdragon 2100 processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB inbuilt storage. However, the smartwatch doesn’t feature a heart rate sensor. The battery in the Tambour Horizon is 300 mAh. The Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon starts at $2490 (AED 9145). Read more information here.
Microsoft has officially announced that they have ended the support for the Windows Phone 8.1 mobile platform. The latest reports indicate that almost 80% of Windows Phones still run on Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 OS. Only 20% of Windows Phones run on the latest Windows 10 Mobile OS. The Windows Phone 8.1 OS was considered to be a major update, which included the integration of Cortana, user interface changes, new Bluetooth protocols, WiFi settings, improved notifications and more. Read more on the story here.