In other news, Samsung announced a new phablet, meant to bring the large-screen experience to a broader audience. It is known as the Galaxy Grand 2 and it fits well in the mid-range category, packing a 5.25-inch display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and an 8MP camera.
Another noteworthy event from last week is the launch of the first phone by Jolla - a company started by former Nokia employees. What's special about this otherwise low-spec device is that it runs on Sailfish OS, which is a new operating system based on Nokia's Meego platform. While Jolla will surely have a hard time entering the already crowded smartphone market, it will be interesting to see how much of an impact their efforts will cause.