In the new issue of Insights: Samsung Galaxy S8 will not get the version with 256 GB of internal storage; Lenovo Tab 3 8 Plus showed on the rendering; Honor 8 Lite will go on sale in early spring; Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will be announced a day before MWC 2017; Alcatel will introduce a modular smartphone 27 Feb.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will be announced a day before MWC 2017
Instead of top Galaxy S8 Samsung brought to the exhibition Mobile World Congress no less interesting Galaxy Tab S3 on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The novelty will receive a slim body with a thickness of 5.6 mm and a 9.7-inch screen of high resolution. Today finally officially confirmed the date of announcement – 26 Feb.
Expected fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, Android 7.0 Nougat and 4 GB of RAM.
Lenovo Tab 3 8 Plus showed on the rendering
During the exhibition Mobile World Congress the company will officially unveil the tablet 8 Tab 3 Plus with support for Wi-Fi (TB-8703F) and LTE (TB-8703X) on the basis of the Snapdragon 625. The device receives 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB ROM, expandable up to 128 GB via memory card, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, 4 battery 250 mAh, stereo speakers Dolby Atmos and enclosure protection against dust and dripping water standard IP52.
Resolution 8-inch screen will be 1920×1200 pixels. Rear and front cameras at 8 and 5 MP, respectively, and the main camera is characterized by the presence of LED flash. It is noteworthy that in Russia, the tablet was spotted for sale in one of the retailers at the price of 12 990 ($215) 14 990 ($250) per Wi-Fi and LTE models respectively.
Honor 8 Lite will go on sale in early spring
A few months after the release of the smartphone Honor 8 in the US market may come Honor 8 Lite, which a day earlier was seen on a number of rendering protective covers.
Unfortunately, the exact specifications were not disclosed, but they should roughly coincide with those from Huawei P8 Lite (2017): 5.2-inch Full HD screen, OCTA core processor Kirin 655, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Unfortunately, Honor 8 Lite will set a single camera and microUSB connector.
The smartphone will be on store shelves in early March for about $300. The geography of sales is not specified.
Alcatel will join a series of announcements 27 Feb
In the zero day of the exhibition MWC in Barcelona 2017 Alcatel will hold its own event, which will present five of budget devices, including its own modular smartphone with replaceable back panels.
The event is called “Light up” (“light”). Interestingly, one of the smartphones will receive the back panel with multiple LEDs for lights and bright illumination.
Samsung Galaxy S8 will not get the version with 256 GB of internal storage
When in early January in the Internet appeared the first images of the Galaxy S8, many considered this to be a fake: too radical a change in design happened with the top device companies. A lot of controversy was caused by the fingerprint scanner near the main camera. However, subsequent leaks repeatedly confirmed this information, and now CNET Korea, one of the most authoritative Korean sources confirmed the design of the new schematic images of the smartphone.
According to CNET Korea, Samsung will no longer use the word “Edge” in the names of devices, because both versions of the flagship is equipped with a curved screen. The fingerprint scanner will really change the situation, and the navigation buttons will be on-screen. On the right side of the smartphone will have an additional physical button. Galaxy S8 will remain a headphone Jack, and also appear with USB Type-C.
In addition, the Chinese insiders said that the market will be a version of the flagship with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory, but waiting for a modification to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB ROM is not necessary.
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