There are some Android devices, like the Nexus 5, which do not feature a removable backplate, which also signals that it will not accept microSD cards, meaning that you will need to decide carefully if 16GB is enough for you, if not you would have to go with the 32GB model. Well the good news for Android users who either have devices that do not support microSD, or who are running low on space, Sony has announced its first dual micro USB flash drive. Basically what the micro USB flash drive does is that it connects to the Android smartphone via the micro USB port at the bottom which is also used for charging.
Users will also need to download a specialized app to make use of the USB drive, and will need to run at least Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich of higher. It will also contain a full-sized USB 2.0 port in which users can then transfer the data from their phones to their computers without having to bring along a cable. The good news is that unlike the i-Flashdrive which is priced pretty high, Sony’s offering is rather affordable at $19.99 for the 8GB model, $29.99 for the 16GB model, and $62.99 for the 32GB model, with the latter model being the most expensive, although we’re not sure what’s with the huge jump in price!
Sony expects that these USB flash drives will be available via the Sony store come January 2014.
The Oppo Find 7 while not yet released, is not exactly a “new” phone per se, but according to Oppo’s Weibo, the company has teased that the Find 7 will be coming soon, although they did not mention when we might be able to see it. However given that we’re almost at the end of the year, chances are that we will probably be learning more about the device come 2014, either CES or MWC. Like we said earlier, the Find 7 is not exactly a new device as we had heard about the handset earlier this year.
The phone will be the successor to the Oppo Find 5 and interestingly enough it looks like Oppo has given the handset some upgrades to its hardware, bumping its display from a 5” Full HD to a 5.7” 2,560×1,440 2k display, joining the likes of the Vivo Xplay 3S which has been rumored to sport a 2k display as well. It is also rumored to feature an upgraded Qualcomm chipset in the form of the Snapdragon 805, sport 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 4,000mAh battery.
In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but do check back with us in the near future for more details!