Today we are getting a good deal of leaks from HTC and Samsung, who could be up to some interesting devices. Also, do you want an Android flip phone? The SM-G9098 could be the one you are looking for!
Didn’t think earlier’s look at the HTC One M8 Prime was enough? It wasn’t for us, either, so it’s good to see another leak so soon! This 360-degree GIF image comes from @evleaks, and it gives you the best view you could ever ask for.
We can see HTC put attention to build quality (of course), even if we can’t tell whether the black material is metal or not. It also looks larger, which goes parallel with previous rumors of it having a 5.5-inch 2560×1440p display. Of course, you also get the dual back cameras and the BoomSound speakers, which make the HTC One series so unique.
Opinion: The HTC One M8 Prime is really looking to be a winner. And with so many rumors coming, it’s also likely that it is being announced in the near future. Let’s wait and see.
Google Glass may still be the most promising eyewear device in the market. It is also already available to USA residents, but it will not hit the market without competition. Asian manufacturers have started working on alternatives and mighty Samsung could be joining them.
The manufacturer has recently filed for a “Gear Blink” trademark in Korea. There is no promises of head-mounted devices, but we can assume by the name that it must be related to that market. It’s only a trademark filing, and these don’t always come to fruition, though.
Opinion: Samsung has been filing for multiple patents related to smart glasses, virtual keyboards and similar technologies. Could Samsung’s upcoming eyewear device be the Gear Blink? Maybe the previously rumored Gear Glass?
Is there still a demand for flip phones? Samsung seems to believe so. They have released a flip phone that goes by the name of SM-G9098. Not a very easy-to-remember moniker, but the smartphone will surely stick to your mind.
This smartphone is powered by Android and sports pretty amazing specs for a flip phone. The dual-SIM handset carries a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display, 13MP/2MP cameras and a 1900 mAh battery. The only real disappointment here is that the display has a lackluster 800x480p resolution.
Availability is limited to China and we don’t expect it to be released anywhere else, to be honest.
Opinion: I don’t feel there is a need for a flip phone form factor in current smartphones, but there is something amazing about closing a phone to hang up after a serious conversation. I would probably try this phone just for that “cool factor”.