LG is not being very good at keeping its upcoming smartphones secret, Sony is giving up on the e-reader market and Xiaomi is still dominating.
LG is not being the best at keeping its upcoming devices secret. So much that their latest LG G3 Beat gave us a look at a smartphone we had never heard of before (towards the end of the video). The LG G3 Stylus is said to be an over-sized phone with, you guessed it – a stylus.
It will compete with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, a battle that is sure to be eventful. The Korean manufacturers are likely to release these smartphones at around the same time. We don’t know much more about the G3 Stylus, but the Note 4 is said to be announced on September 3rd.
Opinion: Is there room for 2 major phablets in the market? The Note 4 has its reputation and it definitely won’t be easy to take it down.
The e-reader market is not easy to penetrate. Sony hasn’t had the best of successes entering the market, with Amazon spearheading the industry. Kobo and Nook also don’t make it easy for the Japanese manufacturer. The fierce competition has forced Sony to give up on e-readers all together.
Sony told BBC that they have no plans to release a successor Reader model, only months after pulling out of the e-bookstore business.
Opinion: Sony’s readers did sport great build quality and design, so it’s sad to see them go away. At the very least, Japanese will continue to enjoy them, as they are staying active in their home market.
While Xiaomi hasn’t been completely honest about their numbers, we know they are at least getting close. What matters here is that an insane number of devices is still selling out in a matter of minutes, but this time Xiaomi has outdone itself.
After releasing a batch of Mi 3 smartphones in India, the company sold 15,000 units in just 2 seconds!
Opinion: It’s no wonder Xiaomi now stands as the top Chinese smartphone manufacturer. They are selling out wherever they go!