Samsung reportedly planning to release just one flagship line next year

One of the biggest theories we’ve seen surrounding the fallout from Samsung’s Note 7 recall is the potential that the company would ditch the Note branding ─ something I don’t doubt at all ─ however, according to a report out of Korea, that cut may be a bit more drastic.

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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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LG V30 ‘Project Joan’ renders show us what 2017’s second LG flagship could look like

LG’s flagships have typically come out on a twice-a-year schedule for the last few years; the G Series hits in the spring, and the V series hits in the fall. While the G series has typically been LG’s “mainstream” flagship offering, the V series has instead gone above and beyond in terms of sheer features and adds things — like its second screen — for those who might want more.

If the latest early concept renders of the forthcoming LG V30 are anything to go off of, the V30 might be the biggest departure from the norm we’ve seen yet with that lineup…

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Deal: Grab the specced-out LG V20 Android flagship for $500 today only (Reg. $800)

Today only, B&H Photo Video offers the LG V20 64GB Android smartphone unlocked in titan or silver for 9.99 shipped. That’s 0 off the phone’s price, and the lowest price we’ve seen for LG’s secondary flagship from last year. It has a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display, Android 7.0 Marshmallow, a 16-megapixel camera, and a metal design with a removable back…

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OnePlus is accepting applications to test drive the forthcoming OnePlus 3 flagship with its “Lab” initiative

OnePlus is indeed a company that likes to stick out and do things a little differently. This can cause controversy at times, but either way the firm has done a good job — especially among the myriad of relatively new Chinese OEMs — letting its name be known.

Today, the company has announced that the upcoming OnePlus 3 flagship will be part of an exclusive “Peer Review” program, to which everyone is invited…

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Pixel 2 XL: Google’s flagship device goes official with 18:9 display, Snapdragon 835, already delayed by over a month

Exactly one year after the original, Google has just announced the Pixel 2 family, and the headliner here is definitely the Pixel 2 XL. Unlike last year’s Pixel family, the Pixel 2 and 2 XL don’t look the same, and the XL is definitely a preferable option, but you might have to wait for it.

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OnePlus officially launches its next flagship, the OnePlus 3

Update: After a time of VR store exclusivity (why is that a thing?), the OnePlus 3 is now available for purchase from OnePlus.net.


The launch of the OnePlus One was pretty much the worst thing ever (thanks to the company’s loathed invite system), and the OnePlus Two launch was not much better. Now, after many leaks over the last several months, OnePlus has made its next flagship official in its The Loop VR app. The best part? You don’t need an invitation to purchase one.

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Huawei announces flagship Kirin 950 octa-core processor, will give Snapdragon 820 a run for its money

Right on schedule, Huawei took the wraps off its next generation mobile processor at an event in Beijing this morning. The Kirin 950 packs in some impressive specs and looks set to give Qualcomm’s already-troubled Snapdragon 820 chip some stiff competition…

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