Despite some awkward flaws, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones are the biggest Android smartphones in the market right now. The LG G6 is its closest market competitor right now, but the older Qualcomm Snapdragon chip doesn't really help its cause much. As the iPhone 8 is still quite far off in terms of being released, the upcoming Nokia 9 could be Samsung's only real competitor, if the rumoured specs of the HMD smartphone turn out to be true. Cheek the rumoured spec sheet below to see what we mean.
5.5-inch QHD OLED display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
6GB of RAM
64GB/128GB internal storage
22-megapixel dual lens Carl-Zeiss camera on the back
12-megapixel front camera
3800 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4 support
IP68 water and dust certification
Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Nokia OZO audio VR ready sound
The specs do look mighty impressive, especially the OLED QHD display and Nokia OZO audio. However, it isn't only the specs but the popularity of the Nokia name coming back into business as well. We will have to wait and see if it turns out to be as stellar a device as we are hoping for it to be. In the meanwhile, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the best Android phones you can buy right now (pre-order to be precise!).
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Today Microsoft has officially unveiled its Wireless Display Adapter, which will serve as its competitor for Google's very successful Chromecast dongle.
The Wireless Display Adapter uses Miracast technology, so any Miracast-enabled device can send stuff to it. The adapter itself comes with two plugs: one goes into an HDMI port on your TV, monitor, or projector, and the other one is a normal USB plug which is used for powering the dongle.
On most TVs, you should be able to simply use a spare USB port for this purpose. The setup is very similar to what's needed to run a Chromecast, in fact. Microsoft's offering boasts improved compatibility, however, since it automatically works with any Miracast-enabled device out there, so you're not limited to certain apps that support its streaming protocol.
There is one downside to Microsoft's dongle when compared to the Chromecast price. The Wireless Display Adapter is now available for pre-order in the US and Canada, via Microsoft's online store. In the US, it's priced at $59.95. It will be released on October,31st.