Friday, January 15

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Is the Canadian smartphone market diverse enough?

From Samsung to Apple, manufacturers are expected to introduce a variety of smartphones in Canada in 2021. Indeed, Samsung is kicking off the year with the Galaxy S21 series and is expected to introduce two Z Flip 3 series and two Z Fold 3 series this year (although all four folding phones are unlikely to launch in Canada). Apple is likely to launch several iPhone 13 models as well. We will also see the Pixel 5a and Pixel 6 series throughout the year. Throughout the year, TCL, OnePlus (but online only), LG, and Motorola will launch phones as well, but that's pretty much the entire Canadian market. Personally, I'm a fan of the brands I mentioned above, and I'm honestly excited for one that LG is going to introduce next with its Exp...
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Motorola Introduces Three New Mid-Range Smartphones Coming to Canada

Motorola kicked off the new year by announcing a host of new affordable mid-range smartphones. The Moto G Play, G Power, and G Stylus are all new additions to the company's low-cost 'G' lineup, while the new Motorola One 5G Ace offers a great screen and battery at an affordable price. Of the four devices, only the G Stylus will not be coming to Canada: Motorola confirmed to MobileSyrup that the other three will be available in Canada in the "next few months". Since Canadian prices were not available at the time of writing, we include US prices with each device below. Moto G PlayAs of the Moto G Play 2021, it has a 6.5-inch HD + 'Max Vision' display, a 5,000 mAh battery and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 system on a chip (SoC). On the back is a dual system 13 megapixel c...
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Motorola says Android 11 will hit 23 devices in the ‘next few months’

Motorola has detailed which phones will get the Android 11 update. While the list is long on 23 different devices, there can still be a long wait until any of them actually get the update. According to a Motorola blog post, the following Motorola, Moto and Lenovo devices will receive an update to Android 11 (note that only some of these phones are in Canada, we have marked them in red):Motorola's blog post too links to this online tool to check when your device will receive the update. While it's great to see Motorola commit to updates for so many devices, the speed at which these updates will arrive leaves a lot to be desired. As 9to5Google Notes, this announcement comes nearly four months after Android 11 was first available. ...
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Here are the Google Pixel XE, OnePlus 9E, Motorola ‘nio’ leaks from last week

Images, renders, and videos of upcoming smartphones are continuously leaked. All of these leaks can be difficult to follow, which is why we've compiled a list of the hottest rumors from the past week. This week we take a look at the smartphone leaks that occurred from November 28 to December 4. Google The Pixel XE has been spotted in a couple of recent leaks. The phone reportedly features Android 11, a dual SIM tray, a centered selfie punch camera, NFC, and octa-core CPU. This slideshow requires JavaScript. To learn more about the Pixel XE, click here.OnePlus This week a new leak appeared about a smartphone called the OnePlus 9E. There is not much information about the device, but the phone is reported to be an entry-level dev...
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Motorola appears to be developing new desktop and TV interfaces for its smartphones

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Tech Summits often feature a variety of technical demos from manufacturers. Although the entire summit has been online this year, some interesting digital technology demos offer glimpses of future products. Motorola, for example, is ready to bring the "experiences" of the Qualcomm 800 series to its Moto G phones, as well as to introduce a new desktop mode to its smartphones. PCMag saw the details in a short video released as part of the 2020 Snapdragon Tech Summit. In the video, Motorola Mobility President Sergio Bunac talks about "bringing 800 series experiences" to the Moto G lineup in 2021. Additionally, Bunac notes that next year will be the 10th generation Moto G. While it's unclear what exactly that means for the Moto G lineup, it's an exciting announce...
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Motorola Shares Black Friday Deals On Multiple Phones Including Edge + And Razr

Motorola is rolling out Black Friday discounts on several of its phones in Canada, and some of the deals are surprisingly good. You can check the offers and which operators have them below: Motorola Razr The Razr folding smartphone is on sale at Telus for $ 0 upfront and $ 33.29 per month of device financing. Over two years, that totals up to $ 798.96 for the phone. Since Telus is the exclusive vendor for the Razr, and has a retail price of $ 1,500 for the phone, getting it for just $ 800 over two years is a good deal. You can Learn more here. Motorola Edge + TO Bell, Rogers Y Telus Right now, you can get the Motorola Edge + for $ 0 upfront and $ 15 per month for device financing for two years. That works out to $ 360 over two y...
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Motorola teases September 9 event, likely to reveal Razr 2

Motorola released a teaser for an event set to take place on September 9 that will "change the smartphone experience once again." If that's not obvious, the included animation shows what appears to be a foldable device closing in a flipping animation. Suffice it to say, the company will likely announce a new Razr device at this event.There are also several leaks that support that notion. Motorola has been working on a new Razr device for some time, with reports pointing to a larger screen on the Razr 2. Also, some rumors suggest that we will see a 5G Razr. These may be different phones, but I have my doubts. Rumors also indicate that the new Razr device will have a Snapdragon 765 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a 2,84...
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Analyst points to Motorola Razr 2 with 6.85-inch main screen

This year's foldable Razr was a blast from the past and a sense of nostalgia arose for old souls like me. While Motorola's first foldable device wasn't reviewed as well, it appears the Lenovo-owned company is likely testing another foldable smartphone. Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) The founder / principal analyst of Display Search and Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) recently tweeted about a display-related leak regarding the Razr 2. According to Young, the Razr 2's screen will feature a slight resizing. An earlier leak on June 2 suggested the phone would launch with a 6.7-inch panel, similar to Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip. Now Young says the device will have a 6.85-inch folding screen.Ready for a new screen leak? Motorola Razr 2 ...
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Motorola does not plan to bring the One Fusion Plus to Canada

Motorola will bring its new mid-range One Fusion Plus phone to North America just in time to take on the recently announced Google Pixel 4a. Unfortunately, One Fusion Plus will not be available in Canada. Motorola confirmed to MobileSyrup that he "had no plans" to bring the One Fusion Plus to Canada. It's a real bummer for Canadians hoping to get a low-cost Android phone. Several companies decided not to bring mid-range devices to Canada this year. OnePlus, for example, skipped Canada with its new, affordable Nord phone, though the company plans to bring a different mid-range device here in the future. Motorola launched the One Fusion Plus in June, shortly after the One Hyper, which arrived in Canada. The One Fusion Plus has imp...