More evidence suggests Verizon will carry the HP Elite x3 flagship

There’s much talk surrounding HP’s old Windows Phone flagship, the Elite x3, which is supposed to be launched in the United States at Verizon. Apparently, discussions between the major carrier and HP began early this summer, but nothing concrete was decided.

Last month, Verizon certified the HP Elite x3, but the smartphone is still MIA. Today, Microsoft revealed all the smartphones that are eligible for its new Windows 10 Fall Creators update and the HP Elite x3 (Verizon model) is listed among them.

That’s another reason that we believe Verizon will eventually …


Huawei confirms 4,000 mAh battery for its Mate 10 flagship

We’re less than two weeks away from Huawei’s big unveiling event and the Chinese company has picked up the pace concerning teasers. The Mate 10, and possibly all its other models, are going to be almost similarly specced, so there will be a couple of differences.

However, the battery might not be one of the components that will be different depending on the model. We suspect the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will come with the same battery inside, but we have yet to confirm the information.

What we do know for certain is the fact that Huawei has decided to include …

Nokia 8 goes through harsh durability test, will this Android flagship survive?

Nokia phones have always been regarded as very durable devices. However, this reputation was largely gained before the smartphone era, leaving HMD Global, the current manufacturer of Nokia handsets, with a lot to live up to. 
HMD has so far introduced 8 new models to the market, and the majority of them have not disappointed in terms of build quality. But can the same be said about the company’s current flagship, the Nokia 8? Popular YouTuber JerryRigEverything has decided to find out by subjecting the device to his famous durability test.
Kicking …

Deal: For $200 you can now buy a 2016 flagship smartphone on Amazon, the LeEco Le Pro3

Despite the fact that LeEco is almost out from the United States, its products are still selling and for much less than one would expect. The LeEco Le Pro3 was the Chinese company’s flagship killer for 2016.

It was released on the market at a reasonable price and offered solid specs for that time. Now it’s on sale at Amazon for less than $200. Although the smartphone is listed with a price of $349.99, Amazon is actually selling the LeEco Le Pro3 for just $199, so you’ll be saving around $150 when you buy it.

Although the smartphone comes unlocked, it will …

HTC will release a 2018 flagship phone, even after Google deal

It’s official: Google is buying a big part of HTC’s phone team talent for $1.1 billion to further help it with its Pixel phones and who knows what else.
Does this mean it’s over for HTC as a phone maker?
Not really. In fact, HTC is getting ready at least one more new flagship for 2018.

“This agreement also supports HTC’s continued branded smartphone strategy, enabling a more streamlined product portfolio, greater operational efficiency and financial flexibility. HTC will continue to have best-in-class …

The most expensive Huawei flagship will cost more than Apple's iPhone X

If you’re tempted to wait for Huawei’s Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro instead of going for Apple’s new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, then don’t do it for the price. Even the iPhone X, which is expected to go on sale in early November for $999, will be cheaper than the most expensive Huawei flagship.

New information coming from China suggests the most powerful Huawei Mate 10 Pro will cost $1,138, but it will come with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal memory. The other three Mate 10 Pro models will be available for purchase for $1,024, $941 and $835, but they will come with 6GB RAM / 256GB ROM, 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM …

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: are you happy the flagship Compact is back?

So, last year, it seemed like Sony had made the decision to kill off the flagship Compact series — you know, the 4.6-inched small top-tier phones they used to release together with each yearly flagship refresh. In 2015, we got the Xperia Z5 Compact, which had almost the same specs as the regular Z5, but in a smaller body. Then, in 2016, Sony took a turn and released an Xperia X Compact — same concept for size, but midrange hardware inside. “Is that the end for pocket-friendly flagships?” we asked.

Seems not. Xperia XZ1 Compact is here and shows that Sony is back …

Nokia 8 hands-on: stepping back into the flagship spotlight

Smartphone manufacturers come and go over the years, but for a brand to really have staying power, it has to be flexible. There’s probably not a better example of such a company than Nokia, which has switched software platforms and ownership interests so many times that it can be difficult to keep track. Right now, though, Nokia phones come to us care of HMD, and that partnership has already brought us devices like the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. While we’re happy to see mid-rangers like those, sometimes we crave the power and performance of a no-holds-barred flagship, and that’s …

Xperia XZ1 vs XZs vs XZ Premium: Sony flagship comparison

Staying true to its half-year upgrade cycle, Sony has announced its new top smartphone, the Xperia XZ1. If you were hoping for something brand new and revolutionary from Sony, just move on, because it isn’t here. Not this year. This year, we have yet another small refinement to the company’s flagships phone formula, resulting in a very minor upgrade over the XZs, which was released in the first half of the year. Still, the XZ1 is here, so we figured we could take a closer look at the few differences between Sony’s new flagship, the XZs, and, why not! – the XZ Premium big-screen …

New Sharp Aquos flagship leak: bezel-less insanity

Just last week, Sharp announced the Aquos S2 — an upper-midrange handset with almost no bezels from all sides, save for a chin with a home button at the bottom. The Aquos family of devices was among the first to achieve that “tri-bezelless” look, but they haven’t been sold much outside of Japan. The only Aquos that reached Western markets was the Crystal, which was officially available through Sprint.

Anyway, with everyone doing crazy thin bezels this year, Sharp needs to up its screen-to-body ratio game a bit. And it seems it has.

An unknown “Sharp Aquos flagship” has been leaked …