Samsung is going all out this morning with announcements and leaks, all while Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact can’t stay away from cameras.
T-Mobile is known for affordability, and boy is their new smartphone affordable! Priced at only $216, the Samsung Galaxy Avant brings reasonable specs along with the manufacturer’s well-known design and UI.
In the front you will find a 4.5-inch 960x540p display and a front-facing camera of unknown quality. Other specs include a 1.2 GHz processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a 5 MP rear-facing camera. The device is now available straight from T-Mobile’s website, so make sure to give it a look if you are looking for a good mid-end phone.
Opinion: The device is not bad for its price, though it definitely has some good competition. The unlocked Moto G happens to cost a bit less and comes with very similar specs (some components are better, actually).
The Sony Xperia Z3 has been showing its face all over the web, but we haven’t seen its little brother as often. New images of the shy sibling have possibly emerged, but we are not quite sure yet.
The last leak shows a device with a front-facing camera pushed to the corner, while this one happens to be more centered. One of these is probably not the Z3 Compact, but the source claims this phone will have some juicy specs. This device packs a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 20.7 MP rear-facing camera and a 4.6-inch 1080p display.
Opinion: If there is one thing I love about Sony is that they don’t skimp out on specs for their smaller smartphones, something most other manufacturers do. Sometimes we just was a powerful device that isn’t huge!
Our brothers at Mobile Geeks Germany have uncovered quite an interesting slew of patents from Samsung. The Korean manufacturer could be planning to release some smartwatches that resemble the circular Moto 360.
All feature a bracelet camera like the ones we have previously seen in Gear devices. Other images display a charging port in the strap and these are said to have some form of gesture recognition.
Opinion: Could we be seeing some Android Wear devices here, or is Samsung planning to go circular with Tizen? Only time will tell.