OnePlus 5 tips and tricks: Make the most of your flagship killer

OnePlus 5 is the hottest new Android phone in town, and with good reason. Staying true to the “Never Settle” slogan, the new flagship killer packs the latest Snapdragon chipset, ungodly amounts of RAM, an intriguing dual-camera composition, and a refreshed design.

At the time of writing, the handset isn’t officially available anywhere outside of Asia, but many dedicated fans around the world already own or should expect their orders pretty soon, thanks to the “Early Drop” offer and many Pop-up events that the company held since announcement day. tips and tricks …


Report: LG's next flagship might come earlier than expected

For the last few years, LG has been on a bit of a crusade, the objective of which is to make its flagship line achieve maximum popularity. The manufacturer has resorted to all sorts of unconventional approaches, from making the 2016 LG G5 modular, to releasing this year’s G6 in March with the hopes of selling as many units as possible before the Galaxy S8 and other Android flagships managed to hit the shelves. 
A hot new report from South Korea now suggests that for next year, LG might be planning to take things even further. …

Sony flagship running Android O shows up in User Agent profile, could be the rumored Xperia XZ1

The following piece of news may not exactly be a revelation, but here goes: Sony is working on a new flagship smartphone. The news comes from a couple of User Agent profiles uncovered on Sony Mobile’s site, which also revealed the phone will probably be released with Android O out of the box.
The device’s model number G8341 (or G8342 for the dual-SIM variant) tells us a couple of things: the letter G signifies it’s part of the company’s current flagship line, while the first two digits, 83, could signify it’s another member of the Xperia XZ line. For reference, the …

Canceled Microsoft Lumia 960 flagship smartphone makes appearance

It’s only been a day since news about Microsoft working on a new smartphone running a different branch of Windows Mobile made headlines, and now it looks like another device that should have been powered by the defunct Windows Phone OS appeared online.

We’re talking about the never-revealed Lumia 960, also known as Lumia “Northstar.” Photos of the devices have been leaked online directly from China. Apparently, this is a prototype unit that’s still being used by Microsoft for developing Windows 10 Mobile.

It’s unclear whether or not the smartphone would have …

OnePlus CEO says OnePlus 5 will be "the thinnest flagship phone"

The OnePlus 5 is officially launching sometime this summer, and we already know that it’s going to be a very powerful smartphone – thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. We also know that the upcoming handset features a rear camera made in collaboration with DxO, has a fingerprint scanner on the front, and (most likely) won’t ditch the standard 3.5mm headset jack.

Now, thanks to OnePlus CEO and co-founder Pete Lau, we have yet another detail about the OnePlus 5. In a post made on Weibo (China’s largest micro-blogging platform), Pete Lau suggests that the OnePlus 5 will be very …

The 5 premium chips that will power flagship smartphones through 2017 and 2018

The SoC (System-on-a-Chip, also refered to as processor and chipset) is at the heart of the smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other connected gear we use on a daily basis. Now that the information is broadly available, we’d like to sit down and review the upcoming processors that will power the majority of 2018’s high-end smartphones.

With considerably advanced developments in CPU core design by ARM, the British company whose work is licensed by virtually all embedded chip makers as the basis for their products, we have plenty of gains in performance and power efficiency to look forward …

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, …