LG V30: First hands-on photo leaks showing a prototype of the upcoming flagship

LG is scheduled to hold a press event on August 31 at IFA in Berlin, where the company’s upcoming V30 flagship is set announced. Device renders have already given us a pretty good idea for what to expect from the V30, but a leaked photo for a prototype of the phone now shows us what it might look like in person…

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LG G5 teaser reveals ‘always on’ screen feature for the upcoming flagship

Yesterday, a patent revealed that Samsung might be planning an ‘always on’ display feature for its next flagship, the Galaxy S7. While Samsung hasn’t passed comment on those rumors yet, LG was quick to respond by confirming that its next high-end G-series smartphone will have an ‘always on’ feature.

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Roundup: 5 of the best discounted flagship Android phones

With several companies having recently announced brand new flagship phones in time for the holiday season, you may be tempted to go all out and get the latest, biggest and best phones available. Samsung released the Galaxy S6 Edge plus and Note 5, LG announced the V10, and Google’s Nexus range got an update. But, with those new, shiny phones out at full price comes the depreciation of slightly less shiny and new phones which are still very much flagships in their own right.

We’ve rounded up some of this year’s flagships, all of which have seen discounts (some more generous than others) with the arrival of the newest devices…

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9to5Rewards: Huawei Mate 9, the first Huawei flagship Android phone for the US [Giveaway]

Update: The winner of our Huawei Mate 9 giveaway is Jordan Carter from Chicago, Illinois, who tweeted out one of our articles.

We announced 9to5Rewards over at 9to5Mac back in August of last year, and now — after a brief time in what we’d like to call a “beta” — it’s ramping up full time and coming over to 9to5Google! For our first giveaway, we’re giving away the Huawei Mate 9. It’s Huawei’s first flagship Android phone to officially come to the United States, and it could be yours — all you have to do is be an active reader!

We reviewed the international version of the phone when it launched last fall, and called it the first non-Nexus Huawei phone that’s great across the board. Huawei had a hit with the made-with-Google Nexus 6P a couple years ago, but now the company’s diving head-first into the US market with a flagship phone that we believe can rival Google’s own Pixel — which is one of the best phones ever.

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Google confirms two flagship, Nexus-like Android Wear devices coming in Q1 2017, Assistant and Android Pay in tow

Before Android Wear 2.0 was delayed to early next year, rumors swirled that Google would make its own smartwatch. Now, in an interview with The Verge, the company has confirmed the two upcoming “flagship” devices, but revealed that they will not be solely Google-made hardware…

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Galaxy S8 Active press render gives us a high-res look at the upcoming rugged flagship

Even though Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is water resistant, the company is still working with AT&T on an Active variant as it has for the past few years. We already know basically everything about the device, but today we’re getting our first high-resolution look at the device.

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Lenovo’s upcoming flagship devices reportedly rebranded as Moto Z Style and Play

Following the launch of three new variants of the Moto G today, Venture Beat is reporting that Lenovo will be renaming the Moto X to the Moto Z. The company will retain the Style and Play monikers introduced last year, while the Droid devices on Verizon are also getting renamed.

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HTC 10 is officially announced: Hefty all-metal, Snapdragon 820-equipped flagship with OIS-powered selfies

After months of leaks — some from the usual suspects, others from HTC themselves — the latest One-series flagship is here, except, there’s no ‘One’ in the name. The HTC 10 has been officially announced, and it looks to compete directly spec-wise with the best phones around, and packs its high-end components in to a hefty, solid piece of aluminum.

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Galaxy Note 8: Samsung hints at ‘richer multimedia functionalities’ coming to the flagship

Despite already creating one of the most impressive smartphones of 2017, Samsung still has two big releases scheduled before the year is over – the Galaxy S8 Active and the Galaxy Note 8. We recently found a full spec sheet for the former of those two phones, and during its earnings report yesterday, Samsung made a few comments on the latter.

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Huawei’s upcoming Mate 8 flagship leaked, here’s everything we know [Video]

The Mate 8 is shaping up to be the best Huawei phone yet, and this time around people might actually care. The previously almost-unheard-of-in-the-west Chinese company was the star of the show with this cycle of Nexus devices, and the company also launched this year what I believe is the best Android Wear smartwatch to date — the Huawei Watch.

And now we’re getting a look at the company’s upcoming flagship, the Mate 8, in all of its glory… more…