The fall 2015 season is just rolling around along with a host of new phones hitting the market or about to be announced for the upcoming holiday shopping season. However, the rumor mill is firmly focused on next year’s flagship devices. One of those will surely be the LG G5 and sources are now sharing some early information about specs for LG’s next high end device. Read more
As wireless carriers move away from two-year contracts to subsidize smartphones, leases are becoming a popular option to help consumers avoid large cash layouts for outright purchases. Many carriers have been creating lease programs that incorporate some early upgrade features to help consumers get their new devices. Seeing all of the activity in this space, smartphone manufacturers are starting to introduce their own options to sell direct to consumers. Recent reports indicate Samsung is the latest to join this march. Read more
Some new images that leaked claiming to show the LG version of the upcoming Nexus 5 device, believed to be the Nexus 5X, appear to reveal a new color that will join black and white. Although the images make it a little hard to tell just how vivid the color will be, it looks like the Nexus 5X will be available in a color called “Tennis Court Mint” and appears to be a pale teal or turquoise color. Read more
Xiaomi is getting ready to reveal some new devices and one of them has surfaced in some new renders posted by Weibo user @KJuma. The images are reportedly for the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 smartphone. The renders show a device with very thin bezels and what is likely a fingerprint scanner on the front and around back a dual camera setup. Read more
The rumors continue to flow regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7, the tech giant’s next flagship device to be released if they stick to their normal schedule. The latest source of information claiming some early knowledge of the device appears to have confirmed a conjecture made last spring, that the Galaxy S7 would come equipped with a dual camera setup similar to some attempts HTC made with their devices, like the HTC One M8. Read more
A new rumor has surfaced regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone that should launch in 2016 as the successor to the Galaxy S6. Previous reports indicated Samsung was considering going to add a Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 820, back into the mix for the hardware in the Galaxy S7 alongside their own Exynos line of chips. The possibility of Qualcomm getting a spot back in Samsung’s flagship device may have improved if the latest rumor is true. Sources indicate Samsung has expanded the team of engineers working on optimizing the Snapdragon 820 to be used in the Galaxy S7. Read more
According to a report published earlier today, LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone of 2015, the G4 Pro, is set to sport a plastic body along with a removable battery as opposed to the previously-rumored metal unibody design. The device is also believed to have the company’s renowned rear controls on board.
We’ve known for a while now that Google is set to launch not one, but two Nexus smartphones later this year. One will be manufactured by LG and the other by Huawei. However, if a new report out is anything to go by, it would appear that the LG-built Nexus will not be based on its flagship G4 as previously thought. Instead, the South Korean company has teamed up with Google to design the upcoming device from scratch.
A leaked promotional image popped up online earlier today revealing the price of Huawei’s upcoming flagship phablet of 2015, the P8Max. The handset is expected to be announced tomorrow, June 26, and will set anyone back who wants one 3,788 Chinese Yuan ($610).
Amidst all of the rumors of BlackBerry’s sale to a variety of potential suitors, we have also seen an uptick in claims that the company is working on an Android powered device to join its stable of smartphones. Last week reports surfaced indicating a new slider style BlackBerry phone would be that Android device. However, while that may still come to pass, new reports indicate BlackBerry’s rumored Android smartphone is actually a low-end all-touch device codenamed “Prague”. Read more