Samsung could be making a big step with its upcoming smart watch. Meanwhile, Meizu is teasing a new phone and Xiaomi is launching some awesome wooden covers!
Charging smart watches has been a bit of a pain so far. Because they require smaller ports, manufacturers usually opt for smaller, proprietary connectors that can’t exactly be easily replaced. If SamMobile’s sources are tob e believed, Motorola may be bringing a better solution to its next smart watch.
This watch is said to have a circular shape, a form factor the Moto 360 has proven to be attractive to consumers. It’s code named the “Orbis”, and rumors say it will come with wireless charging built-in.
Opinion: We are unsure if this means Qi wireless charging or simply wireless charging with Samsung proprietary accessories. Will I be able to just drop this watch into any of my wireless chargers? We shall see once the device is announced, which should be during MWC.
New teasers are showing up in Meizu’s Weibo account, showcasing what could be the Meizu M1 Mini. This smaller device is said to be announced come January 28th, during the manufacturer’s “Connected” event.
The images don’t tell us much, but they definitely signal some of the features they wille be focusing on during the event. These include the phone (of course), fitness, the smart home and mobile payments.
Opinion: Previous rumors say the device should feature a 5-inch display, making it a very good size for most users. Can you guys believe we now consider a 5-inch device small? How times change.
Remember those cool wooden back covers Xiaomi showed us during the Mi4 launch? It’s thanks to those that the phone made it to our list of the most customizable devices in the market. They also happen to look pretty good, and now they can be yours!
Xiaomi has just started selling these wooden back covers in multiple versions. You can hit their website to check them out and see if they are worth the 69 Yuan they are asking for.
Opinion: I definitely wish more manufacturers could do something like this. It’s such a simple way to customize your device on-the-go. Whoever said you absolutely need to choose a design upon purchase?