Thought the Xiaomi Redmi Note’s price couldn’t be beaten? Think again. Huawei is also making the news with a leaked device, while Google’s voice search functions continue to spread.
We thought the Xiaomi Redmi Note was really hard to beat, but Lenovo is giving it a run for its money with an even lower price. The Lenovo S8 has been launched with a 788 Yuan price, which equals to about $125 USD.
This amount of cash will get you a pretty good phone. The S8 comes with a 5.3-inch 1280x720p screen, 1.4GHz octa-core Mediatek processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP camera and a 2000 mAh battery.
There is also a higher-end version with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, which costs only 1028 Yuan. Pretty good update, if you ask us!
Opinion: This phone looks really good! Especially for a device that costs only $125. It should get a lot of love in China. I still think the Xiaomi Redmi Note may be a bit better, though. Mostly because of the larger 3200 mAh battery.
A new leak of the Huawei Ascend D3 has emerged. The manufacturer’s D series is recognized as a high-end line of devices, and we expect this device to follow the same pattern. While we don’t know the details, we can tell by the leaked image that this phone could be quite the winner.
Something else to note is that it has a very close resemblance to the popular HTC One. This is not a bad look, by any means. The bezels are also said to be really small, offering a large screen in a relatively smaller body.
Opinion: I am a huge fan of the HTC-like design. After all, not many can beat the Taiwanese manufacturer in this department. We certainly hope it feels as good, though.
Are you ready to start searching without typing? Chrome’s “OK Google” hotword feature has been allowing you to use voice search for a while, but only in the canary and beta channels. This feature is now graduating to stable channel, bringing the next generation of searching to the masses.
All you need to do is open a New Tab or go to Google’s homepage. After that, simply say “OK Google” and you should be able to do a voice search from there. The update is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS today, so go get it!
Opinion: I have been using this feature for some months now and can say it has become hard to live without it. I usually leave an open tab when I am just doing anything around the house. You can’t imagine how convenient it is to just say “OK Google” from anywhere in the room and start searching.