After revealing the grille of the 2019 Lexus ES last week, Lexus posted a single photo of the whole shebang this morning. Only two sentences accompanied the image: "The all-new ES springs from a reimagined luxury equation. Engaging design, athletic performance, and renowned refinement transform Lexus's most popular sedan." We could be forced to wait until the Beijing Motor Show reveal on April 25 for substantial info on that transformation, but based on what we already suspect, the coming ES has big britches to fill.
This seventh-generation sedan will be the first to go global, opening up a sales beachhead in Europe for the first time. The ES will also replace the GS there, perhaps signaling a shift in European strategy for taking on the Germans — the rear-wheel-drive sports sedan couldn't compete, so perhaps the front-wheel-drive family sedan will do better by not making a frontal assault on the segment leaders. The GS' fate isn't clear in the U.S., either, with the model expected to either go away or take a hiatus while designers reboot it.
If you're looking forward to playing more arcade-style fighting games on the Nintendo Switch, you might be interested in a recent leak. In footage that has found its way online, it shows Marvel VS Capcom 3 being run on the Switch. Given that Capcom hasn't made any kind of official announcement, it is unclear as to how legit the video is.
However what is making the video particularly compelling is the fact that there are correct button prompts, and the game's icon is even shown at the end when the game is closed and exits to the Switch's home screen. It is possible that all of this could be an elaborate fake, especially given today's modern tools, but would Marvel VS Capcom 3 for the Switch really be out of the question?
HMD Global is one of the many companies that will be launching new handsets at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona later this month. The Nokia 7+ will likely be one of the handsets that it unveils at the event. A new hands-on photo of the Nokia 7+ has now surfaced online and it shows off the bezel-less display ofthis device.
The Nokia 7+ follows the Nokia 7 which was launched in October 2017 and has been available on the market for only a few months now. Aside from the 18:9 aspect ratio 1080×2160 pixel resolution display, this handset is also said to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with 4GB of RAM, dual 12 megapixel and 13 megapixel cameras.
Samsung finally released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ earlier today. While it’s only being rolled out to those who participated in the beta program and that too in Europe for now, it appears that at least one fortunate Galaxy S7 Edge owner has received the Oreo in Vietnam. They’ve even made a video about it to show the Galaxy S7 Edge running Android Oreo.
It goes without saying that the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge will eventually receive an official update to Oreo. Both devices are eligible for one more major Android platform update and that’s Oreo.
For weeks, Infiniti has been teasing the Q Inspiration Concept ahead of its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Details were absent, but the design was clean, swoopy athletic. Not seeing any tailpipes on the rear end, we hoped it could sport some kind of electrified powertrain, but surmised that Infiniti could take the opportunity to further showcase its variable compression turbocharged engine technology. Now, Inifniti has officially taken the wraps off its Q Inspiration Concept, and has indeed chosen to use the stunning show car to demonstrate "near future applications" of the potent yet efficient VC-Turbo tech.
VC-Turbo made its production debut in the 2019 QX50 at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. Here, in the Q Inspiration, VC-Turbo allows Infiniti designers to make the most of the packaging, taking advantage of the compact powertrain to increase the size of the cabin while maintaining the footprint of a mid-size car. Electric automakers like Fisker, Lucid Motors and the like have been doing something similar with electric powertrains, but Infiniti's VC-Turbo allows the company to do something similar with technology that is ready for primetime, while still bridging the gap to more efficient future powertrains.