Mark September 9 in your calendars, folks! There's an Apple event scheduled for that day, and we think we all know what its leitmotif is going to be. Chances are that the highly-anticipated iPhone 6 will be announced, but if rumors are to be believed, the phone won't be the only star of the show. Apple may also announce a wearable device - the long-rumored iWatch.
In other news, a phone labeled as the Nexus X and a tablet listed as the Nexus 9 got benchmarked last week. The results didn't only confirm that both devices would be quite capable. They also revealed some of their technical specifications.
Speaking of tech specs, we're about to witness the announcement of the HTC Desire 820, which will join the 64-bit league with its Snapdragon SoC. However, it won't be a high-end model. HTC's 64-bit handset will actually belong to the mid-range category.
To learn more about these and other interesting stories from last week, check out the slideshow below!
Weekly news round-up
Weekly news round-up
Wish we could say more – this is what the invitation to Apple's September 9 event states. Well, Apple won't reveal much about what is coming, but the rumor mill would. Along with two new iPhone models – a 4.7- and a 5.5-inch one – Apple may introduce a wearable device as well, a smartwatch of some kind. Exciting stuff!
And this benchmark result seems to confirm that a 9-inch Nexus tablet is coming. Specs include an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip, a screen resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels, and Android 5.0 in charge of it all.
The Nexus X, in the meantime, could be a Snapdragon 805-powered beast, with 3GB of RAM and a 1440 by 2560-pixel display. Again, its specs were exposed by a benchmark result.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC will power one of the first 64-bit Android phones. This will probably be the HTC Desire 820 – a mid-range phone that we're hoping to see at IFA 2014. The SoC of choice is expected to be the Snapdragon 615.
And now, wearables! Meet the latest smartwatch by Samsung, the Gear S. It is a stylish timepiece with a 2-inch curved display, 1GHz dual-core processor, and, interestingly, 3G cellular connectivity. The latter enables the Samsung Gear S to bug you with notifications without being paired to a phone. Making phone calls is also possible.
LG, in the meantime, announced the G Watch R. Unlike most other smart timepieces, this model has a round display, which makes it look like a proper watch, not like a nerdy gadget. The display measures 1.3 inches in diagonal and is of the OLED variety. A stainless steel frame and an interchangeable calf skin leather strap complete the stylish picture.