Leaked retail packaging confirms two-camera setup for the OnePlus 5

The mobile industry is full of trends, but not every company immediately follows them. There are still multiple big players that don’t care to include a two-camera setup on their flagships. OnePlus, however, is going to join the craze this summer. Previous reports pointed to it, but now we have nearly clear confirmation that the OnePlus 5 will will ship with two cameras on the back.

Hello Moto(Mods): Lenovo’s new accessories are beautiful

We weren’t that into Lenovo’s Moto Mods in 2016. The new batch, however, launching alongside the Moto Z2 Play are both useful and attractive. It’s a good mix, especially since partners haven’t rallied around the modular platform as Lenovo had hoped. But the past is the past. These Moto Mods are here and they’re the most beautiful ones we’ve ever seen.

Let’s check out the new Moto Mods you’ll be able to buy this summer.

More delays reported for U.S. launch of Samsung Bixby voice commands

Samsung is enjoying a great deal of success with the launch and early sales of their latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. There have been a few minor glitches though and one embarrassing item is still outstanding. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, full implementation of Samsung’s personal assistant technology Bixby is going to be delayed even more than it already has. The egg on the face will not be pleasant for Samsung, but they may be saved a bit by the fact that there does not seem to be much demand for Bixby and in particular the voice commands that are missing.

The Moto Z2 Play is smaller but more efficient, still prepared to go the distance

Because of companies like Lenovo, the late spring and early summer is no longer a drought in the mobile industry. Now we see noteworthy devices year-round that people actually care about. And today we’re getting a look at the first member of Lenovo’s Moto Z2 family. The introduction of the Moto Z2 Play brings a sense of familiarity with change that not all may welcome right away.

Gene Simmons talks about Pixel, release of new KISS Live Cases

One change that Google made when they launched their Pixel line of smartphones last year was to ramp up the marketing of their new line of devices. What better way to continue that effort as we hit the summer months than through a partnership with a brand that may be synonymous with unique marketing, the super band KISS, and in particular frontman Gene Simmons who has become a brand unto himself. Google has partnered with KISS to make new Live Cases for Pixel and Nexus phones available and spent some time interviewing Gene Simmons in conjunction with the launch about his love for his Pixel phone.

Essential Phone specifications

The Essential Phone is more than a new device. It’s a new device from a new company. Headed by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, Essential is trying to be different in a massive and competitive crowd. The Essential Phone, though, appears to be capable of hanging with the best of the best. Its design is remarkable, and its specifications are high-end.

There’s reason to believe Essential has a winner on its hands, but we’ll let you check out the specifications and share what you think.