Daydream to land on the Galaxy S8/S8+ and LG's next OLED-display flagship (possibly LG V30)

It was just announced at Google’s keynote at I/O 2017 that LG’s next flagship device, possibly the V30 which is launching later this year, will be Daydream-compliant out of the box while Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ will score support for Google’s virtual reality ecosystem later this year thanks to a software update. 
Google’s VR team is delighted to have Samsung’s most popular devices supporting Daydream, Google’s head of virtual reality Clay Bavor said on stage at I/O 2017. This makes perfect sense, as the Galaxy S8 is beyond meeting all the hardware …


HTC's upcoming flagship phone leaks in gorgeous red

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Is red color a new trend in smartphones? It definitely seems like it’s catching on; months after Apple launched a special edition (RED) iPhone, a new leak shows a red variant of HTC’s upcoming flagship, the HTC U.

The phone, which is slated for a May 16 launch, was so far only seen in blue. And the photo, coming from an official HTC teaser video, wasn’t the highest quality.

The new leaks, courtesy of (usually pretty reliable) Onleaks (the actual source seems to be 91mobiles), show the phone from all sides and in higher resolution. 

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OnePlus confirms the name of its next flagship phone, says it will launch it this summer

Putting an end to rumors and speculations, OnePlus today confirmed to The Verge that its next flagship smartphone will be called OnePlus 5. Moreover, the company said that the handset would be released this summer – we’re talking about the Northern Hemisphere summer here, so the device will likely hit shelves sometimes between June and August.

OnePlus has a certain reason for not naming its next phone OnePlus 4 (as this should normally succeed the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T). In China, the company’s home country, 4 is considered an unlucky number that can mean death. Of course, some may view …

ZTE readying new flagship with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, dual-camera setup

ZTE’s Axon series of smartphones is everything that the Chinese company has to offer regarding high-end, premium products. The lineup of Axon smartphones is pretty impressive, which is one of the reasons ZTE managed to remain representative in the US market.

So, it’s not surprising that ZTE will continue to pump up new flagships each year, and since there haven’t been any major announcements coming from the Chinese company in 2017, we’re now turning our attention to the East.

An unannounced ZTE device with codename A2018 has been recently listed at TENAA, …

Retail box art for the HTC U 11 surfaces confirming the flagship model's specs?


What appears to be a portion of the art that would appear on the retail box for the HTC U 11 has been leaked. If legit, this provides us with a treasure trove of information pertaining to HTC’s next flagship phone, which is expected to be unveiled on May 16th. According to the image, the phone will feature a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.5-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is under the hood carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB/6GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB/128GB of native storage. A 2TB microSD slot is available for those seeking …

Samsung posts its second-best quarter ever, promises a new flagship release in late 2017

Today, Samsung Electronics has released its quarterly earnings report for Q1 2017, and it’s looking pretty good: the company has posted profits of 9.9 trillion won ($8.7 billion) across all of its businesses. However, profits from its mobile division have actually fallen compared to those in Q4 2016, despite an increase of device shipments.

Or in other words: Samsung sold more phones, but earned less money from them. The fault, interestingly, may lie in consumers’ great interest in the Galaxy S8, which launched just last week. To accommodate for …

Xiaomi phones not coming to America anytime soon, put your cheap flagship hopes elsewhere

If you are still hoping to buy Xiaomi phones in the USA by official means, you will have to wait indefinitely. In an interview with Global VP Wang Xiang, the exec admitted that US market expansion is still no priority for the smartphone maker.

That’s not particularly pleasant news, for the brand’s handsets become increasingly desirable each year, but users in America and Europe are being left out. Sourcing them from unofficial suppliers remains the only route, which isn’t optimal due to markups, occasional lack of warranty or customer support, and network incompatibility …

HTC's new flagship to be called the HTC U 11; phone will launch in five colors

At first, everyone assumed that the next HTC flagship would be called the HTC 11 since it was the sequel to the HTC 10. Then last month, trusty tipster Evan Blass indicated that the next flagship would be given the name, HTC U. Now, Blass says that according to someone familiar with HTC’s plans, the actual name of the manufacturer’s next flagship will combine both leaked titles. That’s right, make way for the HTC U 11. The device will most likely be available in white, black, blue, red, and silver. Images of the phone, which still has the code name of Ocean, were revealed by Blass last week.

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TV ad for LG G6 has the new flagship swimming with the fishies

Many of you know that when someone is said to be “swimming with the fishies,” it means that the person has been murdered. More specifically, the murder usually resulted from an execution. LG has just released a new ad for the LG G6 that shows the phone swimming with the fishies, perhaps signifying the manufacturer’s decision to kill off the modular build attempted with last year’s LG G5. Once Motorola and Lenovo launched the Moto Z line, LG could easily see the error of its ways.

But we’re pretty sure that there was no such symbolism in the commercial. Actually, the spot is showing …

HTC U (Ocean) pictured for the first time – is this HTC's true flagship for 2017?

Back in January, HTC said that it was not planning to release an HTC 11 smartphone. This, however, doesn’t mean that the U Ultra – available in the US since last month – will remain the company’s only high-end handset throughout 2017, as an HTC U (codenamed Ocean) is expected to be launched in the near future.

Thanks to Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), we now have what’s likely the first legit photo showing the HTC U. The upcoming smartphone seemingly has a glossy finish, a small fingerprint scanner on the front, plus rounded corners and edges. The device kind of looks like a smaller HTC U …