OnePlus 5T unboxing video leaks ahead of official announcement

We’re less than a week away from the official reveal of the OnePlus 5T, but pictures of the upcoming flagship have already leaked online just a few days ago.

Today, we have a 5-minute unboxing video that compares OnePlus’ current flagship with the OnePlus 5T. The video was uploaded to YouTube by a vlogger but has since been pulled since any information, articles, and videos about the OnePlus 5T are under embargo.

The good news (or bad for OnePlus) is someone else uploaded the video somewhere else and it’s unlikely that it will be pulled anytime soon.

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T-Mobile and Sprint's merger announcement to be delayed

About a fortnight ago, Bloomberg reported that T-Mobile and Sprint are ironing out the final details of their potential merger, up to the point where they were discussing the exchange ratio that will determine Sprint’s valuation, one of the last steps before the merger could be officially announced. They even got down to non-cash items, such as the location of the HQ that will shelter the leadership of the new entity resulting from the merger, and reports are swirling that a merger announcement in October is imminent.

Industry-watching shops, however, are increasingly skeptical …

ZTE's foldable smartphone spotted at FCC one week ahead of official announcement

“Axon M” seems to be the name ZTE picked for its first foldable smartphone. Information about the said device emerged online last month, although it didn’t come through official channels.

Well, it appears that ZTE is indeed planning to launch a foldable handset and, as the previous report claimed, the Axon M may be officially unveiled on October 17.

A foldable phone with model number ZTE Z999 recently made a stop at FCC (Federal Communications Commission), which means the device is one step closer to launch.

The main selling point of the ZTE Axon …

Why did Apple avoid talking about Android in the iPhone X announcement?

In many ways, the Apple event unveiling the new iPhone 8, iPhone X, Apple Watch series 3, and Apple TV 4K was business as usual for Tim Cook and company. There were plenty of features in Apple products that were legitimately new as well as plenty of other features that Apple talked up quite a bit but have been part of the smartphone ecosystem for years. One thing that was odd though was that there were no mentions or even backhand swipes at Google, Samsung, or Android.

Sure, there weren’t necessarily a ton of opportunities for Apple to gloat. Apple is the number one watch maker …

Apple hikes iPad Pro prices by $50 following iPhone announcement event

After unveiling a deluge of new products last night, Apple has decided to quietly increase the prices of some of its iPad Pro models. If you journey to the Apple Store, you’ll see that all 256GB/512GB variants of the 10.5 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models are now $50 more expensive.

Users will now have to dish out $799 and $999 for the 256GB and 512GB 10.5-inch Wi-Fi versions, respectively. When these products hit the shelves back in June, their price tags stood at $749 and $949. Meanwhile, the 256GB and 512GB variants of the larger 12.9-inch …

Apple store goes down ahead of the iPhone X announcement

One of the biggest product launch events in a decade is happening later today — Apple will be releasing its anniversary edition iPhone X, along with two regular models — the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus — and a whole bunch of other stuff. So it’s fair to say we’re in for an exciting ride.

And even though a disturbingly high amount of information leaked beforehand, the event itself is still right on track. And as proof of that, the company has now taken its online store down to prepare for all the new products.
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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 video teaser goes live before September 11 announcement

Apple and Google will soon hold some of the biggest launch events of the fall, as they prepare to unveil their new flagship smartphones. The runner-up, Xiaomi, has its own event as well, which is set to take place on September 11, just one day ahead of Apple’s big reveal.

The Mi MIX 2 is supposed to be announced next week in China. The flagship is unlikely to make it to more than a few countries through official channels, but some Chinese retailers may ship the Mi MIX 2 internationally.

That being said, it looks like …

T-Mobile gets ready to make its next Un-carrier announcement on September 6th

Back in the day when Carly was T-Mobile’s spokesperson, who could have foreseen that one day the carrier would become the most influential wireless operator in the U.S. Now, every time T-Mobile is about to make a new Un-carrier announcement, it means that the carrier, led by unconventional CEO and president John Legere, is about to solve another pain point for customers.

According to a typical Legerian YouTube video, the magenta wearing, Batman-loving, sneaker donning long-haired executive has been studying the “script” for the next Un-carrier announcement which will take place on …

Alcatel A7 specs and press renders leaked out ahead of IFA announcement

Alcatel is expected to introduce a handful of Android smartphones at IFA in early September. A few of them have already been leaked such as the Alcatel U5 HD, A3 Plus, and A7 XL.

But these are not the only device Alcatel plans to announce in less than two weeks. Apparently, there’s a regular Alcatel A7 on the way as well, which be launched alongside the A7 XL model.

The Alcatel A7 is a solid mid-range smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat. It’s powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor, coupled with either 3 or 4GB RAM, and 32GB expandable …

LG V30 back cover poses for the camera on Note 8 announcement day

Only a few days separate us from the official premiere of LG’s high-end phablet – the V30. As usual, more and more information has leaked out as the August 31 announcement date draws closer, and today, some pretty intriguing images emerged online.

Reliable tipster Roland Quandt shared a quartet of photos showing the rear cover of the V30, merely a few hours before the unveiling of one of its chief big-screen rivals – the Samsung Galaxy Note 8:

Quandt’s best guess is that the color of the back plate is the silvery Ice Platinum, but it’s also …