Samsung's history of blue phones would make Picasso proud. The Galaxy S6 got a limited shade called "blue topaz" and last year the Note 7 debuted in coral blue. After the Note 7 recall, Samsung made a coral blue Galaxy S7 Edge, and just recently made a version for the Galaxy S8. While we don't know for sure how the new shade will look on the Note, anything that isn't a neutral is a welcome addition to Samsung's list of sky-hued phones. Samsung is officially launching the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, so we might not have to wait too long to see the phone in its new shade.
Is this the Moto Z2 Force?, The Moto Z family is Motorola's take on modular phones, a concept that other manufacturers have failed to make popular, Since the Moto Z line was born last year, Motorola has promised to release 12 Moto Mod accessories each year, The Moto Z2 Force, which is rumored to have a stronger screen an higher end specs than the recent Moto Z2 Play, would continue Motorola's push into making modular parts catch on, The phone in the picture shows off the rumored features of the Z2 Force like the Moto Mod connector pins iphone screen protector coming off and dual cameras, The phone also looks just like the mysterious modular Moto phone that appeared on the Motorola website earlier this month..
Behind the phone we can also see a handful of colorful rectangles with the telltale Moto Z circular cutout. These could be designs for upcoming decorative covers for the Moto Z phones, similar to what we've seen before. A recent report by VentureBeat claims that the US version of the phone could come with lower RAM and less storage than its global counterpart. On the flip side, it may be easier to get the phone than last year. The Moto Z Force was released as a US as a Verizon exclusive, but rumors are saying it may be available on all major US carriers and in other countries.
We'll find out tomorrow for sure, Follow CNET for all the details, Motorola did not respond to a request for comment, The phone is shown from more angles and we get a better look at those artsy back iphone screen protector coming off covers, Motorola is announcing something Tuesday; it could be this, Update, July 25: It arrived right on time -- read our first take of the Moto Z2 Force here, The original article follows, Motorola is rumored to launch the Moto Z2 Force Tuesday at an event in New York, But we may have already gotten out first peek at the phone in the wild, courtesy of hands-on pictures of what is allegedly the Z2 Force, which were posted on Chinese social media site Baidu..
Leaked images of the Galaxy S8 Active. While we haven't yet confirmed whether the phone pictured is the real S8 Active, it's worth noting that this "leaked" device doesn't have the easier-to-crack curved screen of the standard Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (a flat screen would help make it more durable). It's also a little thicker than the S8 and has the same 4,000mAh higher capacity battery found in the Galaxy S7 Active. That's 1,000mAh more than the S8 and 500mAh more than the S8 Plus. Back in June we reported that the Galaxy S8 Active was mentioned in documents on Samsung's site and seemed to be nearing release.