Lenovo’s Moto G5 Plus goes up for pre-order in the U.S.

Lenovo’s Moto G5 Plus, which will likely end up being 2017’s best mid-range phone, just went up for pre-order in the United States. It’s the phone to buy if you’re looking to unchain yourself from carriers while not spending a fortune. The Moto G5 Plus continues the series’ path to success by offering average-yet-admirable specifications in an attractive body.

Misfit’s Vapor will ship this summer with Android Wear 2.0, priced at $199

When it was announced at CES 2017 in January, Misfit’s Vapor didn’t have an operating system that we were familiar with. The Fossil-owned subsidiary planned on shipping a smartwatch running in-house software. Doing so would allow Misfit to create a device tailored for its own needs and cater to specific consumers. Well, those plans are gone. Misfit is moving forward with a platform that already exists, is developed by a company for the masses to use, and just experienced an overhaul.

The Vapor from Misfit will be powered by Android Wear 2.0 when it arrives later this year.

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Verizon’s packaging for the Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks

Just one week remains. This time next week we’re going to find out exactly what Samsung’s next flagship offers. It’s the phone of 2017 that millions of people are waiting for, especially since the Galaxy Note 7 was pulled from the market as fast as it arrived. A lot is riding on the Galaxy S8 as Samsung hopes it’ll regain the trust of consumers and have a global success on its hands.

Today, another leak occurred. It’s a set of two images showing the packaging Verizon will use for its model of the Galaxy S8. Because of the leak, we know the packaging Samsung will use in the United States for all carriers and retailers. Samsung goes for a streamline look with its packaging.