Huawei has finally announced the Ascend P7 and we have all the details. Apple also has something in mind for its upcoming iPads, but if you want a device now you may want to look into the Nokia XL or HTC One M8.
With much hype and anticipation, Huawei has finally announced the almighty Ascend P7. This high-end device is made to compete with the best of the best. Its price point is not low at 449 Euros, which equals to about $625 USD. Is the Huawei Ascend P7 worth that much?
The Huawei Ascend P7 looks to be very well-built and carries premium materials. Its specs are also not bad. Inside you will find a 1.8 GHz quad-core Huawei processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 13MP/8MP cameras, dual microSIM slots and a 2500 mAh battery.
If you are interested, it will start shipping this month to China, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Serbia, Greece, Norway, Hungary, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
Opinion: That’s a very healthy list of launch markets, but sadly the USA is not included. We don’t expect it to be, either, but those of you who are in one of these countries should be able to get an Ascend P7 soon. It’s a bit pricey… who is signing up?
If it didn’t seem obvious to you that Apple would continue using Touch ID (fingerprint reader) in future devices, the latest rumors will convince you. Reports claim that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has already provided the first batch of sensors for the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3.
We are not sure of any release dates or estimates, but at least we know Apple is getting ready for their new generation mobile devices, which should be announced later this year.
Opinion: I am still not a big follower of fingerprint readers in smartphones, but Apple has brought the best implementation of such technology. I am hoping they can further improve it and bring more features to Touch ID. Do you care much for fingerprint readers in smartphones?
We saw the Nokia XL at MWC 2014 and can attest to how awesome it is. The device offers Nokia’s design, Android’s flexibility and a price that is nearly unbeatable. Sadly, these won’t come to the US, but many other countries will get the privilege.
The device has just been launched in Asia and the Middle East for €109. This is equivalent to about $265 USD. Some specs include a 5-inch 480x800p display, a 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play processor, 768 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage and 5MP/2MP cameras.
Opinion: So the Nokia XL is not the cheapest or best option out there, but there are some reasons why it’s definitely worth your attention. This is a bit of a legendary phone. The Nokia X series are the only Nokia smartphones that have come (and will ever come, probably) with Android. If you are a fan of the manufacturer’s design and build quality, but don’t like Windows Phone, this is your only chance.
Looking for a good deal on the HTC One M8? Tomorrow is your day! HTC will be selling the HTC One M8 for just $99, but only from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm CST (May 8th). This is part of HTC’s Mother’s Day sale, so it might make a great gift.
Of course, there is a bit of a catch. You do have to sign a two-year contract with Verizon, AT&T or Sprint to get this special price. The page will go live as soon as the offer is available, so keep your eyes on htc.com.
Opinion: The HTC One M8 is easily one of the top 3 devices in the world. It’s actually my second favorite smartphone and my daily driver right now. If you are looking for a good smartphone on contract, you really can’t do much better than this.