There was a bit of a stir this week as YouTuber MKBHD got his hands on a prototype of the RED HYDROGEN One phone. There have been few devices of late that carry the amount of hype that this seems to have generated, but another person got a chance to get up close and personal with the prototype, and had a few more thoughts to share. I’m including a few clips of those thoughts after the jump – so read on!
There were reports yesterday, including this one from Droid-Life, that the Note 8 might launch very soon indeed – just not in the US market. The date that is running around right now is a September 15 launch in the Korean market, with a US launch coming sometime thereafter. A September 15th launch for the US is also not out of the question. It’s pretty common for even a large carrier (especially those from the Asian Markets) to release a phone early to its local clientele, and then bring it to market globally later on. We are looking forward to this device’s launch, whenever it comes, and will have as much and as many details for you when it does. But in the meantime, see our earlier post for all the leaked specs, and you can get a bit more info from our “5 minutes of tech” video from yesterday about it.
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In a report from famed Twitter leaker Evan Blass, just about all that you’d care to know about the specs of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 are here for the world to see. There have previously been pics of the device as well, and some of those we’ve included after the jump for your viewing pleasure. But first, let’s talk about the raw specs of the upcoming powerhouse “flagship” from Samsung; the device that I’m sure Samsung hopes can rebuild the Note brand after last years fiery end to the Note 7.
So – in what was likely the HUGEST breaking news of the last few weeks, RED gave YouTuber MKBHD an inside look at some of the early prototypes of their new HYDROGEN phone, and MKBHD shot a short video of his time and experience with them. Check that video out at this link – and feel free to hit us up with any questions you have in the comments below. We are trying to get as much info as possible to cover this very new and potentially groundbreaking device. More details as they become available. Some screen grabs from his video are below.
In a report from Forbes late last night, there is a new rumor suggesting that both of the new Pixel 2 devices from Google may feature the so-called modern 18:9 display size and aspect ratio (read as: tall and skinny) – this contradicts most of the earlier reports which had indicated that the HTC made variant of the device would remain mostly unchanged from the previous and first version.
If you haven’t already read our review of the Moto Z2 Play itself, make sure you head on over and do that – it should be right below this post. After that, make sure you read below and get out thoughts on one of the best modular solutions available for smartphones right now; the Moto Mods from Lenovo and Motorola.
Now that Sean P is back from vacation and has spent some time with the Z2 Play, we are ready to give you our thoughts on this mid tier offering from Lenovo & Motorola. The most recent episode of the Silicon Theory podcast will also be our review, so if you’d rather hear our thoughts than read them, check that out instead. And we want to take the time to thank Motorola and their marketing affiliates for getting us the device and the Moto Mods to review. Our review of the mods will follow soon, but without further ado, let’s dive into the phone review.