OnePlus co-founder Pei: OnePlus X2 rumor is Fake News

Back in 2015, OnePlus took time out from producing “Flagship Killers” to offer a mid-range model called the OnePlus X. Recently, there has been some talk about a sequel to the mid-ranger that would be called the OnePlus X2. This model will carry the Snapdragon 835 chipset inside, and feature a dual camera setup on back. The OnePlus X2 is also rumored to be equipped with a 5.5-inch display, 4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of native storage. A front-facing 16MP camera will handle selfies and video chats, and a 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on.

Sounds good, right? However, there is one thing that …


Rumor: Broadcom to raise bid for Qualcomm to $80-82 a share from current $70 offer

According to a report published today, Broadcom is going to raise its unsolicited bid for fellow chipmaker Qualcomm to $120 billion from the current $103 billion offer that was put on the table last November, and rejected by Qualcomm. That deal works out to $70 a share and consists of $10 a cash and $60 in Broadcom stock for every share of Qualcomm. Broadcom is reportedly considering a new bid worth between $80 and $82 dollars a share. There is no indication how much cash will be included in a revised offer.

In addition to raising the value of its bid, Broadcom is said to be enticing Qualcomm …

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ rumor review: Specs, design, features, price and release date

We know, it’s rather hard to realize that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are already six months old – unleashed onto the world on April 21, 2017, these two still look as forward-thinking and futuristic as it gets. Yet, all kings and queens have to relinquish their thrones, which will happen to the Galaxy S8/S8+ in a few months’ time as well.

The newcomers? Well, it doesn’t take a genius to know that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are about to supersede Samsung’s current flagship stock, and given our general impression with Samsung’s current flagships, it’s definitely hard to NOT get …

Huawei P20 (Huawei P11?) rumor review: triple cameras, Face ID, bezels begone

MWC 2018 is drawing near and we are soon about to drown in an avalanche of brand-new smartphone models. But let’s not complain — we are, in fact, excited about all the cool new tech we are about to finally see, after months and months of leaks and rumors!

Among the slew of new smartphones, we are expecting the Huawei P20 (a.k.a. Huawei P11, the successor of Huawei P10) and while the handset might not be available in the USA from the get-go, it will certainly pack some interesting hardware, according to rumors. Some of it might even go on to be on Honor’s flagships since …

Rumor: Razer Phone 2 could be launched in September alongside the interesting Project Linda concept

Announced and released two months ago, in November 2017, the Razer Phone might get a successor sooner than we’d expect. According to French website FrAndroid (usually a reliable source), a well-informed insider has it that a second generation Razer handset, possibly called Razer Phone 2, should be released in September 2018 – less than one year after the original model. Interestingly, FrAndroid notes that the Razer Phone 2 might be launched at the same time with a commercial version of Project Linda (pictured above), though the folks at Razer haven’t made a final decision on this yet. …

Galaxy S9 and S9+ launch date, according to rumor

As we all know, the Samsung Galaxy S9 duo is nearing announcement — even Samsung’s own president of mobile, DJ Koh, confirmed that the new phones will be unveiled at MWC 2018, which starts on the 26th of February. But history has shown us that announcements and actual product launches are two different things. So, how long will it take for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ to land on store shelves?

Prolific leakster Evan Blass might have the answer. He has tweeted a bit of information, which has allegedly been leaked by a C-Suite executive. Here goes:

According to a C-level executive …

Rumor: Sony's first Snapdragon 845 phones, Xperia XZ1 Premium and XZ1 Plus, will be unveiled at MWC 2018

If you’re waiting for Sony to announce new high-end
smartphones at CES 2018 later this month, you might be in for a disappointment.
According to Georgian website Vortex.ge, Sony plans to unveil its first
high-end handsets of the year a bit later, at MWC (February 26 – March 1). If that’s true, Sony’s CES 2018 press event will
likely bring us just mid-range and lower-end phones like the recently
leaked Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2.

 

Reportedly, Sony intends to showcase the following
smartphones at MWC 2018: Xperia XZ1 Premium, Xperia XZ1 Plus, and Xperia XZ1s – all
being upgrades …

LG G7 rumor round-up: Specs, design, features, all we know so far

One of last year’s most underrated devices, the LG G7, is in for a timely replacement very soon as LG normally showcases its flagship devices at the prolific MWC trade show in Barcelona, Spain, which is normally the stage at which many a high-profile devices get announced and demoed. 

There’s no reason to believe this won’t be the case this year, too, as the rivalry between LG and Samsung is gradually getting more and more heated. Quite understandable, given that both have been outsmarting each other with every high-end phone generation.
As …

Rumor lists all the official cases Samsung could be prepping for the Galaxy S9 and S9+

While we won’t get to see the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, a rather believable list of all the potential official Samsung cases for the upcoming flagships. The suggested accessories vary from the good ol’ Clear View Cover case to an all-new Hyperknit one that’s likely inspired by Google’s textile cases for the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. More power to the users!
Here’s what cases and colors the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ might receive officially:
Alcantara Cover EF-XG960A / EF-XG965A – black, blue, mint, red;Clear View Cover EF-ZG960C / EF-ZG965C …

Samsung Galaxy S9 to come with extremely high screen-to-body ratio, rumor claims

The rumor mill is spinning hard yet again, this time powered by the gossipy winds of Samsung’s next flagship. The latest Galaxy S9 speculation comes from SamMobile. An unnamed tipster has, well, tipped the media outlet that the 2018 flagship will boast a very high screen-to-body ratio. 

According to the source, the Galaxy S9 will come with a screen-to-body ratio of up to 89-90 percent. If you don’t happen to know what the term means, it tells you how much of the surface the display represents when compared to the whole device. For comparison, the screen-to-body …