Today’s morning news brings us a couple interesting announcements, including a new phone and the death of other devices. We also have a juicy Galaxy Note 4 rumor for you!
While the LG G3 Beat was already announced in China, the unveiling was not meant for the rest of the world. Today, LG is revealing the G3 Beat to all of us. The smartphone is a mid-end, smaller version of the popular LG G3. It does keep all the cool LG features, though.
It is the same device we saw in China, with a 5-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and a 2540 mAh battery. Not a bad phone, and if it follows the Chinese version’s price it should cot about $400.
Opinion: This device looks like quite the winner if priced right. I would personally like to see it going for less than $400 in the USA. These specs can be found in cheaper devices by now.
Nokia will no longer be catering to the Android community with its Nokia X series. Instead, these devices will start using Windows Phone as their main operating system, marking the end of an era as a new one begins.
The news comes from Microsoft’s latest announcements, which included 18,000 job cuts. You didn’t really expect Nokia to continue making Android phones after being purchased by Microsoft, right?
Opinion: The Nokia X devices always seemed like a completely different category. These affordable smartphones brought a completely different spin to the Android ecosystem, creating its very own UI. I will be sad to see them go.
Heart rate monitors and other usual health sensor are no longer enough. Samsung is willing to take things to the next level by adding a UV sensor to the Galaxy Note 4. Rumors say such feature would allow for the phone to warn you when UV radiation is too high.
Opinion: What an interesting concept, right? UV radiation notifications and alerts may be part of the future. The user can then try to avoid sunlight, use sunscreen or do whatever they wish to protect their skin. This is still a rumor, so let’s stay tuned for more details to come.