Best flagship Android phones you can buy [August 2016]

It’s August, and with an ever-increasing number of notable Android OEMs reaching maturity, we’ve seen more new handsets than usual launch this summer. The summer started off strong with the Moto Z and Moto Z Force (not shipping!), and most recently Samsung finally showed us its Galaxy Note 7 after many months of leaks. But which ones are the best buys?…

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Leaked Galaxy Unpacked invite points to Galaxy Note 7/Edge announcement on August 2nd

A number of leaks and renders in the past few weeks have revealed a great deal about Samsung’s next generation phablet. Now, a leaked invitation (via SamMobile) points to a Galaxy Unpacked event on August 2nd and alludes to a Galaxy Note 7, as well as an Edge variant.

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9to5Toys Last Call: August 2nd Gen. Smart Lock $183, Fitbit Charge 2 $100, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Unlock your door with Siri: August 2nd Gen. Smart Lock for 3 shipped (Reg. 0)

Grab the Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband for only 0 shipped (Reg. 0)

Take 9 off Apple’s entry-level 13-inch MacBook Air: 0 shipped (Reg. 9)

Apple’s 13-inch 256GB MacBook Air gets a 9 discount, drops to 0 shipped (Reg. ,199)

Mophie Juice Pack Wireless iPhone 7 Plus Battery Case: shipped (Reg. up to 0)

Save half-off the award-winning PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac: w/ digital download (Reg. )

iTunes 0 Gift Card from PayPal for with email delivery – save 15% on games, apps, subscriptions, and more!

App Store Indie Greats Sale w/ titles at ea: Botanicula, Bicolor, VVVVVV, Room Two, Surgeon Sim and more (Reg. up to ea.)

9to5Rewards: Dive into Sling TV on all your favorite devices with a gift card [Giveaway]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Keep your MacBook cool with the AmazonBasics Laptop Stand for Prime shipped (Reg )

Apple unveiled a slew of new Watch bands today, here are the best third-party alternatives for less money

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Logitech’s best-selling MX Master Wireless Mouse returns to shipped at Amazon and Best Buy

Get up to 20% off w/ these discounted gift cards: Best Buy, Domino’s, GameStop, Toys R Us, Airbnb, Sling TV, CVS and many more

Toffee Cases offers 9to5 readers an exclusive 20% off sitewide discount, releases new Commuter Satchel for MacBooks

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Samsung reportedly unveiling Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd in NYC to meet early launch date

Following a well-reviewed launch with the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, Samsung is looking to put the Note 7 completely in its past with the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. With a launch imminent, today we’re getting the first details on when Samsung’s next flagship will be unveiled to the world.

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Samsung hosting Galaxy Unpacked event on August 23rd for the Galaxy Note 8

Samsung has just announced that it will be hosting Galaxy Unpacked 2017 in New York City on August 23rd to announce a “highly anticipated addition to the Galaxy Roster.” Based off of this and the Gif that the company just tweeted out featuring an S-Pen, it is safe to assume that this will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 8…

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Android 7.0 Nougat is apparently set for an August public release

After revealing the Android N Developer Preview back in early March, it seems we’re now getting ever closer to the public release. The final preview is here, developers are updating their apps, and OEMs are hard at work getting updates prepared for devices. That said, we haven’t heard much from Google or from leaks regarding the date of the public release until now.

Today, leakster Evan Blass says that we should be expecting the update “next month”.

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Samsung to hold Unpacked 2016 event on August 2, Galaxy Note 7 announcement expected

Samsung today has announced a new Unpacked event for August 2nd, like had previously been leaked. The company is expected to take the wraps off of its latest Galaxy Note 7 device during the event, which will take place in New York City at 11AM. The Galaxy Note 7 has been rumored for a while now, so not much is unknown about it at this point.

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ASUS holding press event on August 19 to announce ZenFone 4

ASUS’ ZenFone line has always offered a decent mix of both affordable and premium handsets, and the latest one that we’re anticipating from the company is the ASUS ZenFone 4. ASUS recently started sending out invites to a press event that will be held on August 19, and this is where we’re expecting the company to officially unveil its latest flagship.

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