ASUS recently launched the ZenFone 4 Max with a 5,000 mAh battery, but we are still waiting for four new ZenFone series smartphones. It was initially expected that the company would launch the phones during Computex, but that didn't happen due to, according to a source, "design overhaul and efficiency upgrades."
A recent report suggested that the company should unveil the devices on August 17th and while we still can't confirm this date, we can say that the launch date is definitely close because ASUS has just posted the first teaser photos of the ZenFone 4.
The company posted four photos on its official Facebook, and all four photos indicate that the ZenFone 4 will have a dual camera setup.
While we are waiting for Samsung to unveil the highly-anticipated Galaxy Note8 on August 23rd, it seems that the company is naturally already preparing for next year's flagships, presumably named the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
According to industry sources, the Korean giant has already placed display orders for the upcoming devices. The same sources state that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will have the same screen sizes as this year's S-series phones, meaning 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch displays.
The phones should have rounded corners, making them identical to this year's Infinity Displays found on the Galaxy S8 duo.
Xiaomi is all set to announce its latest smartphone, the Mi 5X, on July 26th. The company will also introduce the MIUI 9 user interface on the same day.
The Mi 5X will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display and run Android Nougat with the latest MIUI 9 on top. The device is expected to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 processor and come with 4GB of RAM.
The recently leaked images show that the phone will come with a dual rear camera setup.
Although it was supposed to arrive by the end on June, Essential's first smartphone, the PH-1, is still nowhere to be found.
The phone was announced by Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, back in May and up until now, we didn't have any updates or reasons of the delay.
Today, twenty days after the expected launch date, Andy Rubin has sent out emails to users who pre-ordered the phone. In the email, Rubin says that they are now "going through certification and testing with multiple US and international carriers." Rubin also states that the device would be in user's hand in "a few weeks."
Samsung revealed that they would launch the Galaxy Note8 in a month, on August 23rd. The Note8 is one of the most anticipated phones of this year, and therefore there are many rumors and leaks surrounding the device. Many people were eagerly awaiting the Note7 last year and had to either give theirs up or never get one due to the recall.
Samsung posted a promotional poster, so we know that despite some rumors, the Note8 will keep the symmetrical design. However, there's one question that still hasn't been answered - what's happening with the fingerprint sensor?
Although we have heard many ideas, it seems that the fingerprint sensor is staying in the awkward position on the back of the device next to the camera, same as the S8 and S8+.
If you wanted to get the Galaxy S8 or S8+, but it was too expensive for you, now is your chance to get the device at a solid discount.
For a limited time, the company is selling unlocked versions of its latest flagships for $150 off. That drops the price of the Galaxy S8 from $725 to $575 and the price of the Galaxy S8+ from $825 to $675.
You can also get another $150 discount with a qualifying trade-in. Some of the phones that you can trade-in for extra $150 off are Galaxy Note5, S5, and newer S-series phones, iPhone SE, 5S and newer iPhones, LG G4 and newer, and Google's Pixel or Pixel XL.
While we are still waiting for this year's iPhone(s), there are already rumors floating around about next year's device allegedly named the iPhone 9.
We recently learned that Samsung would manufacture Apple's 7nm A12 chipset, which should power the iPhone 9. This is a huge accomplishment for Samsung since the company lost the deal with Apple back in 2013 to its Taiwanese rival TSMC.
According to Korea Economic Daily's report, Apple also reached an agreement regarding iPhone 9's batteries. The iPhone's L-shaped batteries should be manufactured by LG.
In a patent published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Facebook describes a modular device that can be used as a phone.
The tech giant submitted a patent for a "modular electromechanical device" that can incorporate a speaker, microphone, touch display, GPS, and even function as a phone.
This isn't the first time we have heard about such an idea. Google already tried to do something similar with their ambitious Project Ara, but it didn't make any significant impact. Interestingly, many key members of Google's Project Ara team now work at Facebook's Building 8 group, the team responsible for this patent.
It has been rumored that the Galaxy C10 might be Samsung's first smartphone with a dual camera setup. The upcoming Galaxy Note8 should also have a dual camera, but apparently, the Galaxy C10 will be launched before the Note device. Since the Note8 will debut on August 23rd, it remains to be seen if the Korean giant will launch the C10 within the next month.
Now, new photos of the upcoming C10 have emerged showing that the phone will feature Always On Display and confirming dual rear camera setup.
The Galaxy C10 should be powered by a Snapdragon 660 and come with 6GB of RAM. There's also a possibility that some markets might receive the same device powered by Samsung's Exynos 7872 with six CPU cores. It is expected that it will ship with a 6-inch Full HD display.
Google's Pixel smartphone was one of the best phones of last year, and the company confirmed that its successor would come this year.
We recently learned that LG will be making the upcoming Google Pixel XL 2 smartphone and that it should feature a "squeezable" frame that activates Google Assistant. This feature would be similar to HTC's Edge Sense introduced with its latest flagship, the U11.
While not much is know for sure at this point, there are some rumors floating around, and Concept Creator has posted a short video on YouTube showing a concept of the upcoming Pixel XL 2 based on recent reports.