OnePlus 3T rumored to launch with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

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OnePlus has been quite a popular manufacturer for a powerful unlocked Android smartphone at an affordable price. The OnePlus 3 was the company’s 2016 flagship and received very positive reviews for its top specs, competitive camera experience, 6GB of RAM, and all for $399. Now it appears that OnePlus is not slowing down as rumors are coming out for a new and slightly upgraded version of the OnePlus 3: the OnePlus 3T.

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LG could end up supplying batteries for the Galaxy S8

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Samsung probably doesn’t want to talk about batteries ever again, but they’re going to have to figure out how to get something that won’t explode in the Galaxy S8 next year.

With the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung tried to supply as many components from in-house companies as possible. No one is 100% sure that was the problem, but to make the next round a little safer Samsung is reportedly lining up multiple suppliers for components for their next flagship. Read more

Google watches to launch in Q1 of 2017 with Android Wear 2.0

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Fall has not been a pleasant time of year in 2016 for smartwatch fans who were hoping for an update to their existing Android Wear devices or who might be interested in what Google has to offer. First, several of Google’s large partners who produce smartwatches – companies like LG, Huawei and Lenovo – all announced they were stopping plans to release any new devices for the balance of 2016. Then at the end of September, upon the release of beta 3 of Android Wear 2.0, Google announced the public rollout would be delayed until 2017. Thanks to a tip from Evan Blass, things may finally being turning around to a more positive note. Read more

New images of Huawei Mate 9 surface, reveal curved edge model

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Time is getting short in 2016 for any manufacturers that still want to introduce a new smartphone to their lineups. One company planning to release a phone late in the year is Huawei which is slated to reveal their new Mate 9 at an event in Munich, Germany on November 3rd. New renders of the Mate 9 and some insider information suggest two versions of the Mate 9 will be announced with one of them getting a curved edge display similar to what Samsung has been doing with some of their devices. Read more

Leaked images provide proof-of-life for HTC’s Halfbeak Android Wear smartwatch

HTC has long been rumored to be developing a smartwatch with the codename Halfbeak based on Google’s Android Wear platform, in tandem with Under Armour. It’s been rumored for so long, in fact, that for a while it seemed that we had more chance of seeing unicorns roam freely in the streets than the Halfbeak being announced. Today’s leaked images of the Halfbeak smartwatch at least prove the existence of the device, although it’s still unknown if it will launch anytime soon. Read more