LG G5 release date, slow Galaxy S7 pre-sales, and Huawei’s first Leica phone | Pocketnow Weekly 191


We’re digging into our coverage of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, but while our first impressions are positive, we’re seeing slower pre-sales than last year’s Galaxy S6. At the same time, Apple is lowering expectations for future smartphone sales. At least detachable screen PC sales are looking up as tablet sales are falling flat. Huawei has a big announcement in store for their first phone collaboration with Leica, and LG finally reveals when the G5 will start shipping.

We’ve been hard at work covering news stories and prepping for the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into tech explanations and photography term definitions, and of course we’ll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you’re charged and ready! It’s podcast time on episode 191 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on March 10th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version starting at 3pm Eastern on Friday(!). And don’t forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

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March 10, 2016



Juan Bagnell

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Jules Wang


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About The Author
Juan Carlos Bagnell
Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.