Samsung unveiled its latest Chromebook offering, the Chromebook 3, without much fanfare at CES 2016. The 2.5-pound notebook features a reinforced metal body that offers protection against tumbles, offering a 11-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768.
The day before CES is a tradition for the tech media: it’s press day. The biggest companies all trot out their latest gear in rapid fashion, and we write about it, take photos of it, and put our hands on it so we can give you a quick taste of what these new wares are like and whether or not you might want them. That day is today. There’s a lot to it this year, so let’s get started! 05 January
Huawei rolls out the Mate 8 and a bedazzled Watch
Swarovski all up in that bezel
Huawei made a big splash at CES, bringing their new flagship Mate 8 to the show. It’s an impressive phone filled with impressive hardware and with a price to match. While there are some detractions — like the 1080p display — they’re made up for with the absurd battery life it squeezes out of the giant 4000mAh battery inside the slim metal body. But that wasn’t the only thing that Huawei had on hand: they pushed out a new audio-centric MediaPad M2 10.0 tablet with Harman/Kardon audio, plus new models of the well-regarded Huawei Watch with fashion-conscious designs focusing on the female market. And that means Swarovski crystals in the bezel.
At CES 2016, Haier announced the HaierPad 971. Featuring a 9.7-inch QXGA (2048×1536) IPS display and a 1.8GHz quad-core CPU, the tablet looks like a decent budget offering, even offering what Haier calls the “latest Android OS version,” which according to them is Android 4.4 KitKat.
Chinese firm LeTV is the first with a phone using Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 processor — we go hands-on.
We’re on the verge of a new generation of 64-bit Android phones, with the imminent arrival of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 processor. We’re expecting a tidal wave of Snapdragon 820 phones at Mobile World Congress next month. Until then LeTV — best known for its streaming services in China — is the first with a publicly-announced 820 phone. Meet the LeTV Le Max Pro.
Huawei’s Honor sub-brand will make its U.S. debut with the mid-level Honor 5X — coming Jan. 31 for $199.
We’ve known for a few weeks that Huawei’s Honor brand would be launching in the United States in the near future, and now we know that the first device to hit American shores will be the mid-range Honor 5X.
With the Huawei-made Honor 5X now officially coming to the U.S., it’s worth taking a look at how it measures up in terms of raw hardware. Read on for a full breakdown of hardware specs for the Honor 5X.