Report: Next Huawei flagship will feature an iPhone X-like notch

The weird notch that’s probably the defining trait of the iPhone X seems like a love or hate affair, as you can either like it or find it annoying. In any case, let’s agree that it’s a controversial feature that might or might not make it in future iPhones.

Just like many times in the past, Apple and Android smartphones market are borrowing design features or technologies from each other. Obviously, that’s not bad at all since we all want the best of the best when we buy a new flagship.

Well, it looks like Huawei wants to take that controversial notch design …


Xiaomi confirms its next flagship will be equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset

In case you’re wondering, Qualcomm has just taken the wraps off its new Snapdragon 845 chipset during a Tech Summit held in Hawaii earlier today. However, not many details are available about the insides and performances of the new chipset, but we did catch some newsworthy information from the event.

Lei Jun, Xiaomi’s CEO confirmed on the stage at the Snapdragon Tech Summit that the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor. He didn’t name the device, but previous reports claim the flagship will be launched on …

Xiaomi's next flagship rumored to feature all-screen design, 6-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 845 chip

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi might be planning something big for next year. A new report from the People’s Republic allegedly reveals some of the most important specs of the company’s 2018 flagship that’s tentatively called Xiaomi Mi 7. While the information below is not official and should be taken with a big grain of salt, some of it coincides with rumors that emerged earlier this year.

Design 

Apparently, the next member of the Mi series will feature an all-screen design. This does make sense, as Xiaomi already has plenty of expertise in this area …

Microsoft's Black Friday 2017 deals include savings on two Android flagship phones


If you want to know what Microsoft is planning for Black
Friday 2017, you’ve come to the right place. While most of the company’s Black
Friday deals don’t have anything to do with phones, there are some upcoming
offers that will certainly be of interest to our readers. In particular, starting
November 23, Microsoft will allow customers to buy Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and
Galaxy S8+ (unlocked) at $150 off.

 

Right now, Microsoft is selling the unlocked Galaxy S8 for $724.99,
while the unlocked Galaxy S8+ is offered for $824.99. At $150 off, the two
flagship handsets will cost $574.99 and $674.99, …

T-Mobile brings back BOGO deals on hot flagship phones

Just in time for the holidays, T-Mobile is offering BOGO deals on flagship handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, LG V30+, Apple iPhone 8 and more. The deal requires you to purchase the two phones in advance using the carrier’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). One new line also needs to be activated. Unlike some phones that are offered with $0 down and monthly payments, these devices are pricey top-shelf models. Therefore, T-Mobile is asking that buyers make down payments of $80 to $130 depending on the device.

After you purchase the two phones (again, using T-Mobile’s EIP), you …

Here are the first live pictures of Samsung's W2018 clamshell flagship

Despite the fact that clamshell smartphones aren’t mainstream anymore, Samsung continues to launch this type of handsets, at least in some parts of the world.

This year’s clamshell flagship, Samsung W2018 hasn’t been introduced yet, but the smartphone was certified by TENAA, the Chinese regulatory entity.

We now have the first live pictures of the clamshell handset, which we’re still expecting to see going official this year. Naturally, the W2018 is an improvement over the last year flagship, as the phone packs a better processor and more memory.

We know for sure Samsung W2018 …

HTC U11+ vs Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30 vs Pixel 2 XL: Autumn flagship specs comparison

HTC U11+ is now official with a pretty intriguing translucent design and some rather saucy specs, including a rather large battery at the rear.
But is the hardware bump over the original HTC U11 enough to justify the existence of the U11+, and moreover, is it enough to ensure that the phone will compete on equal grounds with all of its rivals? 
As usual, there’s only one way to tell if that’s the case, and of course, it involves putting the newcomer against its fiercest contemporary rivals and comparing the specs toe-to-toe. Today, …

Flagship on the cheap: LG G6 now available at discount from Amazon Prime

This year, the Amazon Prime program stirred a bit of controversy as it slowly gained popularity and came to the public eye. Basically, it goes like this — you can get a brand-new smartphone for a pretty good discount, but the device’s lock screen will feed you Amazon Prime ads every time you light it up. A lot of people despised the idea of “selling out” their lockscreen for a discount, but plenty enjoy the opportunity. And, to clear things up, you can pay an extra $50 down the line and have the ads removed from your phone.

Thus far, the Prime program only had midrangers …

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 …