Croatian smartphone manufacturer NOA didn’t just bring its notched N10 prototype handset to MWC 2018. The company also launched two more design-savvy, ultra-widescreen, dual-camera phones, the mid-range N7 and lower-end N1.
You probably haven’t heard of NOA smartphones before, but you should have. This Croatian company sells affordable, premium-looking, feature-packed, mid-range handsets in Croatia and several other eastern European countries. Today we look at the NOA N10.
MWC 2018 All-Stars or The Reduced BezelMasters! | #PNWeekly 294
The show’s over, but for many of these smartphones, it’s the beginning of the road to commercialization. We have an all-star group to talk Galaxy S9, ASUS ZenFone 5 and more in this show from Barcelona!
Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition launches at $330, lower-cost smartwatch in the works
Up for pre-order now, the $330 Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition goes directly up against the Apple Watch Series 3 Nike+. Next, Fitbit plans to unveil a smaller, cheaper smartwatch inspired by the OG Blaze.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Hands-on: Thicker and Richer (Video)
The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is unapologetically thick, made (primarily) of plastic, and it also lacks a headphone jack. But it’s a great little phone all in all, with a Snapdragon 845 SoC and 5-inch FHD+ screen.
Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus Hands-On: Object D’art (Video)
The Nokia 8 Sirocco looks and feels outstanding in the hand, even though it does not pack Qualcomm’s latest flagship SoC. In comparison, the Nokia 7 Plus isn’t exactly gorgeous, but it’s a fairly well-balanced mid-ranger.
Samsung expects Galaxy S9 to outsell S8 while ‘thinking about’ possible 2019 naming change
A refined design, reimagined camera and aggressive marketing campaigns should help the Galaxy S9 and S9+ sell better than their predecessors. As for their successors, a Galaxy X name is very much on the table.
ZTE Blade V9 hands-on: Bringing back value to power (Video)
The ZTE Blade V9 is one of the lower-profile smartphones unveiled at MWC 2018 so far, although an eye-catching “Aurora Glass” build and robust spec sheet definitely make it worthy of a little attention.