You’ll be able to grab the OnePlus 3 in Soft Gold starting tomorrow

Soft_Gold_OnePlus3

When the OnePlus 3 launched last month, OnePlus showed off the phone both in graphite and gold color options. When the phone launched, however, we were only given the option to purchase the graphite model. Fans of the OnePlus 3 have been wondering when they would finally be able to get their hands on this allusive gold version, and it looks like we finally have an answer.

It will be launching on July 26.

Read more

Huawei sales revenue up 40% thanks to strong smartphone sales

huawei_logo_june2015_event_TA

Huawei joined several other companies in announcing financial results for their just completed accounting period and the news was good for the Chinese smartphone manufacturer. Huawei reported a 40% increase in sales revenue for the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, totaling CNY245.5 billion ($36.7B USD), on an operating margin of 12%. Read more

Leaked Build.prop file points to HTC-built Nexus Sailfish sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display

htc_10_launch_logo_TA

While Samsung fans are waiting with anticipation for the big Galaxy Note 7 announcement on August 2nd, the purists are waiting for more details on the upcoming Nexus handsets from HTC. The Taiwanese handset maker may have let its ‘King of Android‘ crown slip in the years since it built the Nexus One, but it’s on the comeback trail, having produced the HTC 10 earlier this year. We’ve seen some previous leaks for the larger of the two Nexus handsets, ‘Marlin’ recently, but today the Build.prop of the Nexus ‘Sailfish‘ (S1) has appeared online. Join us after the break for more details. Read more

Galaxy Note 7 has a bigger battery than Note 5 according to latest leak

galaxy-note-7-press-render

With just over a week to go until Samsung officially takes the wraps off the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2nd, it’s almost guaranteed that we’ll see a few more leaks in the intervening period. Last week we saw leaked images of a black Note 7, as well as a video of the handset being handled briefly in a video. Today’s says the Note 7 has a slightly smaller battery than the Galaxy S7 Edge, although still larger than the carried by the Note 5. Join us after the break for more details.  Read more

New Moto Z devices to get security updates, schedule unclear

moto_z_moto_z_force_droid_edition_unboxing

After a report surfaced indicating the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force may not be getting regular security updates for Android, the company has issued a statement confirming the device will be getting the security patches. Part of the confusion may have stemmed from the fact that devices shipping early to some reviewers are only updated through the May patch and even the units that will be hitting consumer hands initially will be at that same patch level. However, Motorola indicates they do have plans to issue the June and July Android security patches soon after the official July 28th launch. Read more

New BlackBerry Hamburg device spotted in FCC database with TCL as manufacturer

blackberry_hamburg_tcl_fcc_entry

Earlier this week we reported on rumors concerning a new hardware device coming soon from BlackBerry. Those rumors were bolstered by comments from BlackBerry officials who indicated more information about handsets would be shared soon and that the company still considers handsets to be a key part of their business. A new entry in the FCC database reveals the company does indeed have a device, named the BlackBerry Hamburg although the market name may be different, poised to hit the market. Read more

Amazon Prime version of Moto G4 comes with locked bootloader

moto_g4_back_logo_closeup_slight_blur_TA

The Moto G4 is already a device that targets budget-conscious buyers as soon as it ships out of Lenovo’s production facilities. For buyers looking to squeeze even more of a deal out of their purchases, Motorola struck a deal with Amazon to make a variant available through the retailer at an even greater discount at the expense of buyers putting up with advertising and Amazon content and apps. To help ensure that relationship stays the same, it appears Motorola locked the bootloader. Read more

Leaked video shows Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 being handled briefly

galaxy-note-7-press-render

With less than two weeks to wait until Samsung takes the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2nd, it should come as no surprise that the leaks are ramping up in frequency. In recent weeks we’ve seen rumors that the Note 7 will only be available with a curved display, yet we’ve also seen leaked images showing it with a regular, flat screen. Today’s leaked hands-on video shows the Note 7 with a display with a curved display. Join us after the break to check it out.  Read more