LG's V30 has been rumored ever since they launched the V20 last year, more speculation started to come out once the G6 came out, especially regarding which processor it would run. Because the LG G6 runs a Snapdragon 821, the expectation is that the more premium V30 will run a newer and more powerful Snapdragon 835 processor.
However, in addition to the Snapdragon 835 processor, it appears that the V30 will also be capable of supporting or meeting the requirements to support Google's Daydream VR platform. This is a big deal because LG doesn't currently have a Daydream supported device.
One of the big reasons for this is that OLED displays are needed in order to meet Google's display performance requirements for Daydream.
HTC unveiled its highly-anticipated flagship, the HTC U11, earlier this week, but they didn't mention pricing during the press conference.
In the weeks before the launch, we heard rumors that the U11 will be cheaper than the Galaxy S8. The sources claim that the U11 would cost around $660.
HTC's official website says that the U11 can be yours for $649 in the US. The estimated shipping date is in June.
HTC's Canadian website shows the price of 999 Canadian dollars, while the U11 has a 749 euro price tag in certain European countries. Meanwhile, In the UK, the price for the phone is £649.
OnePlus has confirmed that they will launch the OnePlus 5 this summer, and many are excited about OnePlus' upcoming flagship.
Their fans now have a reason for even more excitement. OnePlus has announced that they've teamed up with DxO to enhance the photography experience on their upcoming flagship.
DxO is most well-known for creating the defining photography benchmark, the DxOMark. They've got years of imaging experience and expertise, both for professional cameras and for smartphones.
While we still don't actually know whether or not Apple will call their new phone the iPhone 7S or iPhone 8, there are already many rumors floating around about Apple's next flagship device.
We recently learned that Apple had placed orders for their A11 chip that should power the new phone and we have seen a rendered video which allegedly shows Apple's upcoming flagship.
Now, an alleged mock-up of the phone has appeared, and it shows the final design of the phone. The images show the design which resembles the device we saw in the rendered video.
The Galaxy Note8 will likely debut this fall, and it is expected that the phone will feature a dual rear camera setup.
However, it seems that the Note8 won't be Samsung's first smartphone with a dual camera.
The latest leak suggests that the Galaxy C10, expected to be announced before the Note8, will rock a dual camera setup.
DXOMark, one of the photography industry's standards for image quality is also well known for evaluating the quality of smartphone cameras. They have been pretty fair when it comes to evaluating smartphone cameras, so it makes sense to trust their results. While DXOMark isn't necessarily the whole story when it comes to overall smartphone camera experience, they do provide an expectation of image quality.
Based on recent results distributed by HTC and talked about during their press conference, the new HTC U11 managed to dethrone the previous best smartphone camera, the Samsung Galaxy S8.
OPPO has started this year with good results. Its R9s was the best selling Android smartphone in Q1 2017 with 8.9 million units shipped.
But OPPO is just warming up. While we are waiting for the launch of its long-rumored flagship, the Find 9, the company has launched another smartphone - the A77.
The OPPO A77 comes with a 5.5-inch display and is powered by an octa-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T processor. The phone features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card.
Panasonic has been a leader in rugged computing, in fact they basically invented the category with their Toughbook series of notebooks. However, as Panasonic has evolved as a company, their core competency has moved away from computers. This appears to be showing with the latest recall of 250,000 batteries that are commonly found inside of their rugged FZ-G1 tablets.
16 different reports have indicated that these Panasonic Toughbook Tablets have been catching fire between March of 2015 and April of this year, or two full years. 12 of those systems were in North America and one was in Japan, but there have been no reports of injuries.
Fortunately, Panasonic has identified the cause of the failures which is a short circuit caused by prolonged use in extreme temperatures. It is hard to know if Panasonic could've avoided this recall with more complex stress testing, but they say that they will replace the batteries free of charge.
OnePlus has recently confirmed that they will launch the OnePlus 5, the successor to the OnePlus 3/3T, this summer. The highly-anticipated smartphone should be the company's flagship that could compete with the recently launched Galaxy S8.
We've seen numerous leaks about the upcoming phone and we know that it should be powered by Snapdragon 835 and come with a dual rear camera setup.
Now, an alleged prototype photograph has leaked, but apparently, this isn't the final design. The photo shows the back of the phone and confirms that the device will have a dual rear camera setup.
We know that Samsung is working on the Galaxy Note8. This was confirmed earlier this year by DJ Koh, Samsung's Mobile Chief. The Note 8 will likely debut this fall, but the first leaks have already been revealed.
According to the latest report from China, the Galaxy Note8 will have a huge 6.3-inch display, most likely with the same 18:5:9 aspect ratio as the Galaxy S8.
The same source claims that the Note8 should sport a dual rear camera setup. Unfortunately, no other info is available at the moment.