Devices are coming, going, getting leaked and passed around today as YotaPhone, LG and ASUS take the stage. Keep reading to learn all the goodies!
The guys at YotaPhone never stop surprising us. The YotaPhone 2 may be nothing special on paper, when looking at the specs, but it’s one of the most unique devices I have seen in years. It comes with a secondary E-Ink display on the back, which you can interact with via touch.
Using this low-powered secondary screen can improve your battery life immensely, but YotaPhone is not done revolutionizing the industry. Today they have unveiled a new white version of the device. They are also announcing an upcoming OTA update, which will introduce Android Lollipop, better performance, camera improvements and more.
But the good news here is that YotaPhone is finally ready to take on the USA! The Russian company will be piercing the American market by launching an IndieGoGo campaign, through which you can purchase your own YotaPhone 2. Specific details on pricing and availability are still unknown, but we do know the campaign goes live on May 19th.
Opinion: In a world where raw power is simply not enough anymore, we all seek for phones that can fit our lifestyle. I personally want amazing battery life and have been dreaming of the day when I can get my hands on a YotaPhone smartphone. I am not keeping my eyes open for my Project Fi invite, though, so I guess I am forced to go with the Nexus 6.
Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, recently took a break from his Twitter retirement to tell us a bit about some devices that were coming to Verizon. Among them was a said LG G Pad X 8.3. Today he is coming back with a leaked image of said device, which seems to be named simply LG G Pad X.
We still have no details on the device, but it looks like a mid-end tablet of sorts. At least if we are to judge the pad by its cover.
Opinion: Seriously, though. 8.3 inches continues to be my favorite screen size! It’s the perfect balance between portability and size. We just need to see what else this bad boy will tout.
LG G Pad X for VZW pic.twitter.com/hhr2O7z5VZ
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 13, 2015
The ASUS ZenWatch was easily our favorite Android Wear device of 2015. It was elegant, good-looking, affordable and offered all the functionality other smart watches brought to the table. What’s not to like?
We are now in plain 2015 and amazing watches like the LG Watch Urbane and LG G Watch R are owning the Android Wear universe. It’s time for ASUS to throw the dice and it seems their bets are coming in soon.
Asustek CEO Jerry Shen confirmed that the company’s 2nd gen ZenWatch will hit store shelves during early Q3 of this year. The cat’s out of the bad and the news is coming straight from the dog’s mouth. There’s nothing to doubt here. This is no rumor or leak.
He is not telling us much more, but he did mention a disappointing issue (if you can call it that). While ASUS was hoping to accomplish 7 days of battery life with the second iteration ZenWatch, they failed to meet these standards and are now stuck with under 4 days of battery life. Bummer, right?!
Opinion: I mean, I would be completely happy if a smart watch can last me over 3 days! This should be a good smart watch, aside from being relatively affordable.