Looking for a new phone? Today we are talking about new devices from Samsung, LG and VAIO (yes, you rad that right!). Let’s jump into the juicy details.
Samsung is making huge improvements with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, but these devices definitely seem a bit fragile. Maybe you are looking for something that can keep up with your active lifestyle. Samsung did away with the waterproof designs in their latest flagships, so today’s rumors may be like a pleasant song to your ears.
SamMobile’s sources claim the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is in the works, sporting a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLEd+ display, an Exynos 7420 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 16 MP rear-facing camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera. In addition, the phone will be a bit larger and feature a beefier 3500 mAh battery.
Opinion: This is definitely not a bad option for a rugged smartphone, a genre that is known for getting the shorter end of the stick, in terms of specs. Plus, no one can turn the shoulder on more battery life!
LG’s G series has become known for quality and power. This line features the company’s flagship devices, and are beat by no other LG smartphones. It’s hard to imagine LG making a superior phone without the LG G branding, but it seems that is exactly what they are planning.
Here’s what LG’s CEO had to say about their upcoming premium smartphones:
“We are planning to release a product that stands above the G series. It will be launched during the second half of this year.” -Juno Cho, LG Mobile CEO
VAIO was sold off by Sony last year, and the brand is now trying to enter new markets. The new company has announced its very first smartphone, simply called the VAIO phone. It’s an affordable handset to be launched in Japan via B-mobile for 51,000 Yen, which equals to about $420 USD.
It’s a mid-range smartphone through and through. Specs include a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP rear-facing camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera and a 2500 mAh battery.
Opinion: I must say that seems a bit pricey considering the specs, but I am also no expert on the Japanese mobile market. I am also not sure if this phone will ever make it out of Japan, but it could be a good start for VAIO’s new smartphone business.