LG working with Qualcomm on Snapdragon 845 for LG G7

With almost all flagships phones coming out in 2017 being equipped with the Snapdragon 835 processor, at least in the U.S. and other non-Asian markets, it is no surprise that Qualcomm is already working on the successor which appears to be the Snapdragon 845 for 2018 flagships. One company that wants to make sure they do not miss out, like they did this year, is LG according to a new report.

Latest OnePlus 5 teaser asks you to decide which picture is from the 2017 flagship

OnePlus decided to engage in a little more hyping of the upcoming OnePlus 5 today via a tweet regarding the new device’s camera capabilities. This follows a bit of a pattern by the company of trying to create some buzz and control their message by being the source of “leaks” regarding the new flagship smartphone slated for release later this summer.

Essential teases a unique, mysterious image of upcoming smartphone

Next week newcomer to the smartphone market Essential will announce their first smartphone. Although the company is new, it has some serious history in the form of none other than Andy Rubin, one of Android’s co-founders. That connection is generating a lot of buzz for Essential and the company decided to try to amp it up just a bit today by tweeting out a mysterious image of the upcoming device.

Giveaway: Win a LeEco audio bundle (headphones + speaker)!

It’s nearing the hotter months of the year in many places, so we’re partnering with LeEco to give you a bundle of products that takes audio anywhere you are without wires. Both LeEco and Talk Android know how bad you want to listen to music, podcasts, and audiobooks on the beach, at the park, while working out, or wherever you feel comfortable. Through this giveaway you can get headphones and a speaker by simply submitting entries in a few seconds.

Samsung Gear 360 goes on sale on Thursday, May 25th

When Samsung held their big launch event for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, most of the attention was on those smartphones. However, they were not the only hardware announced by Samsung that day. The company also revealed their second generation Gear 360 camera. At the time, pricing and a release date were not announced and news about the device has been non-existent since then. Today Samsung announced the camera will go on sale on Thursday, May 25th, through the Samsung store, major retailers and wireless carriers. Pricing has been set at $229 for the camera, though a special offer exists to grab it for only $49.

OnePlus confirms Snapdragon 835 for OnePlus 5

One of the next highly anticipated flagship devices poised to hit the market this summer is the OnePlus 5. Early rumors suggest OnePlus has decided to try to go toe-to-toe with industry heavyweights like LG and Samsung by giving the new device all the best components. We are still waiting for the big reveal on just what will be included, but the company has confirmed the OnePlus 5 will come equipped with the Snapdragon 835 processor.

LeEco layoffs affect 325 employees, pauses U.S. expansion amid financial crisis

It could be months before we see what’s next for LeEco. It might even be 2018 by the time we see anything new. With its cash spent and little revenue coming in, the company announced today its expansion in the United States is on hold indefinitely. Hundreds of employees have been laid off while the entire pipeline of products is frozen until financing for the future can be secured.

[Deal] Take $50 off the Moto Z Play, buy it for $399

Its successor may be coming soon, but right now you can get the Moto Z Play for $50 less than its usual price. Last year’s device is getting ready to be refreshed; therefore, it’s maker wants to unload existing inventory. There’s no better way to quickly get units out off your hands than running sales. So Lenovo is sharing a promotional code that takes a nice amount off what people normally pay for the Moto Z Play.

More Motorola images leak, this time of the Moto G5S

With Google I/O 2017 wrapped up, it is time for Internet sleuths to get back to work finding images of forthcoming devices and they have not disappointed. New images surfaced today that allege to show the Motorola Moto G5S courtesy of a “trusted source familiar with Lenovo’s plans.” Based on the images and some other information provided, the Moto G5S will continue to target the same mid-range part of the market, although likely at the higher end of that spectrum.

Mophie just announced a Juice Pack for the Google Pixel (XL)

Google announced one phone late last year, the Pixel, with two variants, and the differences between them seem minor on paper but are actually important when choosing one. If you go with the 5.5-inch variant over the 5-inch variant, you’re getting a bigger display as well as a bigger battery. Longevity is the key difference, obviously. Spend $120 more and you get better battery life from a 3450mAh unit.

Now you can improve the Pixel (XL)’s already-great battery life by picking up Mophie’s Juice Pack.