Samsung's high-end W2018 clamshell gets handled on video, release pegged for December

Well, if this is Samsung’s ever-rumored foldable phone, that is pretty demoralizing. We kid, but if you want a foldable phone from Samsung, the clamshell design of the upcoming powerful W2018 may soon be able to fit the bill.

It will supposedly sport a Snapdragon 835 processor and pack 6 GB RAM with 64 GB internal memory. A 4.2-inch AMOLED display will be included as well, along with a 12-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. In fact, judging from a leaked video that is purportedly showcasing the device, the flagship clamshell (we …


Apple plans to launch new "all screen" high-end iPad similar to iPhone X in 2018

Apple is working on a completely redesigned high-end new iPad that will have an “all screen” display with thinner bezels and Face ID like the iPhone X. The new iPad, however, is not likely to use an OLED display like the iPhone X, and will instead stick with a traditional LCD screen. The information comes from inside sources speaking for Bloomberg, which has a nearly spotless track record with Apple rumors.
This new iPad is expected to launch later in 2018. The iPad Pro 10.5″ was released in June 2017, while the new model is expected to launch …

The best LG phones you can buy in 2017: high-end, midrange, and budget

It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there in the land of smartphones, and there are only a few top names that manage to both stay afloat and innovate every year. LG is among them — despite reporting the tenth consecutive quarter of mobile losses, the manufacturer has at least managed to produce two top-tier devices this year that seem to have won back the favor of smartphone fans and critics around the world.

But LG doesn’t just have two flagships. It makes phones to fit most pockets and needs. So, let’s check out what LG phones are most deserving of your money in 2017!

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Have a peek at Alcatel's 2018 high-end lineup of smartphones before they get announced

Alcatel is an international brand, which means many of the brand’s smartphones are available in just about every corner of the world. In the United States, Alcatel is known for its Idol lineup, which usually comprises of high-end smartphones.

However, Alcatel might drop the Idol monicker according to a new image leaked by Evan Blass. The picture shows Alcatel’s entire high-end lineup for the first half of 2018 and none of the devices contains the “Idol” branding name.

At the top of the small pyramid sits the Alcatel 5, which probably means that it will be …

High-end phone prices increased drastically in 2017, was it justified? (poll results)

We asked you last week whether you’d rather make do without fragile glass rears, a bit of extra storage, or cropp-y 2:1 displays, if you could shave a hundred off the average retail prices of high-end phones this year, and the result was overwhelmingly yes. 
There has never been a year-on-year increase in flagship pricing as large as there was in 2017, and evidently most of you are at the opinion that phone makers are pushing the wrong buttons when it comes to meaningful upgrades that would justify the new normal $700+ price for a high-ender.
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High-end phone prices increased drastically in 2017, was it justified?

Retail prices for high-end phones from the big three brands in the US – Apple, Samsung and LG – have been steadily rising from the very beginning of the race when the OG iPhone was introduced to our unsuspecting wallets, as you can grasp from the last chart above. That one was $500 at launch, and now the iPhone 8 starts off at $700, and you are left with a dollar. The first Samsung Galaxy was also priced $500, while spring season’s Galaxy S8 blasted off at the shameful $750. 
2017 phones got bezel-less, 18:9 HDR displays became a …

Asus ZenFone V launches on Verizon, near high-end features on board


Update: The Asus ZenFone V can now be bought from Verizon for $16 per month for 24 months, or $384 outright.
Not long after releasing the Asus ZenFone AR, Verizon
Wireless is now seemingly readying the launch of another Asus-made smartphone.
We’re talking about the Asus ZenFone V – model number V520KL – a handset that hasn’t been announced, and
yet it’s already listed on Asus’ official US website.

 

The Asus ZenFone V is smaller than
the ZenFone AR, and it’s not compatible with Google Tango, having no AR
(augmented reality) features. Nevertheless, this is a respectable handset, as
it …

Samsung working on 11nm chipsets for its mid to high-end phones

It looks like Samsung is developing a new type of chipset for some of its future devices. On Monday, the Korean phone maker announced the addition of a 11nm (nanometer) FinFET process technology to its foundry process portfolio. 
In its press release, Samsung states that the new 11LPP (low power plus) process offers a performance increase of up to 15% compared to the chipsets built on the 14LPP technology. Such 14nm CPUs can be found on some members of Samsung’s 2017 A and J series. Also, chipsets built on the 11LPP technology …

LG V30 goes official: stunning bezel-less design and high-end audio in one powerful package

LG launched its V-series of smartphones in 2015 with the introduction of the LG V10 – a curious device stacked with unique features, some of which borderline experimental, such as a secondary display solely dedicated to displaying notifications, two front-facing cameras for super-wide-angle selfie shots, and of course, an excellent Hi-Fi DAC that has since become a staple of LG smartphones and a fan’s favorite. The experimentation continued through last year with the V20, which inherited the “ticker” display from the V10, but added a second wide-angle shooter on its back …

Samsung is making a high-end flip phone that looks like a Galaxy S8, but there's a catch

You might not see many (if any at all) flip phones around these days, but that does not mean that the form factor is dead.
In fact, Samsung is preparing to release a brand new high-end flip phone that features Galaxy S8-like styling. At least according to these leaked pictures that portray what looks a nearly finalized device. Keep in mind, though, that Samsung has not officially confirmed the existence of the model just yet.
The new Samsung flip phone carries model number SM-G9298, and the particular model pictured …