Huawei announced two new fitness trackers, the Huawei Band 2 and Band 2 Pro. At a glance, both are standard fare FitBit competitors with the abilities to measure heartbeat, pace, distance, speed, and direction. A big new addition is VO2 Max measuring. This lets the wearables examine the maximum rate at which their wearers’ bodies can import oxygen, transfer it to muscles, and use it as a source of energy. Reportedly, the technology allows for VO2 measurements with an accuracy as high as nearly 95%. Read more here:
The OnePlus 5 is the newest phone by OnePlus, a company that in just three years has fought its way to become one of the recognizable names among flagship makers. It did so by word of mouth and a large group of dedicated fans, standing by its ‘never settle’ motto. Oh yes, and by making flagship-grade phones with top specs at affordable prices. The OnePlus 5, however, is its most expensive phone, and it’s got an iPhone inspired look and even a similar dual camera on the back. It is the company’s best and the company’s most controversial phone. Also, it’s the only one it makes, OnePlus’ all-or-nothing bet. Read more here:
The Huawei P9 was one of last year’s pleasant surprises – with its sleek design, snappy performance, and close to no gimmicks, it was a device that just does/ And the silver lining of all was that sweet dual camera setup at the rear that was co-engineered with Leica, the legendary camera company that is well-known for its high-quality optics. An excellent phone that we liked very much. Read all here:
The 4K HDR mobile screen is the first of its kind. To be clear, this is not the first 4K screen (that honor goes to the Xperia Z5 Premium). It is not the first HDR screen either (that was, briefly, the Note7). It’s the combination of the two that is novel. HDR content, however, is still hard to come by unless you use the subscription-based video streaming services by Netflix or Amazon. Read all here:
“Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication, sent out a tweet yesterday that included four seconds of video showing the QWERTY on the upcoming BlackBerry ‘Mercury.’ BlackBerry and TCL entered into a licensing agreement that calls forTCL to design, manufacture, promote, distribute, sell and support future BlackBerry models. BlackBerry is now focusing on software and services.
Last month, the TCL executive cited an old Remington typewriter that was apparently the first to offer a ‘shift’ key, in order to promote the Mercury’s appearance at CES. We took that to mean that the new phone will have a game changing physical QWERTY keyboard. And now comes today’s 4-second video teaser that shows a fabulous looking QWERTY keyboards with frets.” Read all here:
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung officially unveiled its new Galaxy A series smartphones for 2017, the Galaxy A3,Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7. All three will be available in Russia beginning early January and will be expanded to global markets in the coming weeks.As far as pricing goes, Samsung hasn’t announced anything related to the cost of these smartphones, but previous reports claim the Galaxy A5 (2017) will be available for $378, while the Galaxy A7 (2017) should hit the shelves for $424. We can safely assume that the Galaxy A3 (2017) will be much cheaper than the other two phones. Furthermore, it’s worth noting that each of these new smartphones will be available in four color options: Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud. More here: