Nothing but good news this morning! Samsung has a new device for us, while YouTube is bringing us a long-requested feature. HTC also has reasons to celebrate.
We have been waiting for a mystical device that has been rumored to be an improved version of the Samsung Galaxy S5. This device would have a display with higher definition, a better processor and other improvements. Samsung has taken it to Flickr (kinda weird) to announce the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A.
This device does come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. It is also Samsung’s very first QHD (2560x1440p) display smartphone. Such definition will look stunning paired with a 5.1-inch AMOLED panel. Made for the Korean market, it supports the country’s LTE-A network. The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A will support speeds of up to 225 Mbps.
Opinion: We certainly hope to see this device (or a version of it) coming to the rest of the world. Maybe Samsung is still thinking about releasing that rumored Samsung Galaxy F?
One of my biggest complaints about YouTube is that they don’t support live events in many platforms. Chromecast was one of those platforms missing out, but this changes today. You can now Cast any live video like you would a regular one.
This will work in any of the 18 countries where Chromecast is available. We are not sure if it works in other countries, with imported devices. Do let us know, if you can test it!
Opinion: I am so glad to see this feature coming to Chromecast. No longer will we have to stream computer tabs (which are laggy and jittery) or watch live events in a smaller computer screen.
The HTC One E8 is one hell of a smartphone. In fact, it’s almost as awesome as the HTC One M8, with the only difference being its plastic construction. Of course, this would cost it to be a bit cheaper, a factor that should make this device a more enticing product to purchase.
It seems HTC was right – the HTC One E8 has been selling like hot pancakes in China. The Korean manufacturer mentions they sold 50,000 units in just 15 minutes after the device’s launch! If you are interested, specs include a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 5-inch 1080p display, 13MP/5MP cameras and a 2600 mAh battery.
Opinion: I must say it is surprising to see this device do so well. I knew the HTC One E8 would make for a great device, but 50,000 units in 15 minutes is an astounding number.