LG announces the LG G4 w/ improved camera, Snapdragon 808, 3 GB RAM, LG UX 4.0, more

LG has today announced its new LG G4 flagship, packing hardware upgrades all-around, a plethora of rear cover designs, and the Snapdragon 808 system-on-a-chip. None of the specification announcements come as much surprise (thanks to the steady stream of leaks over the last few months), but now we have the official word on what LG’s latest contender will be bringing to the market… Read more

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 unboxing and first impressions (Video)

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There’s no denying that 2015 will be filled with smartphone releases, but only a few will shine as the best in the budget category. We’ve seen a few major players make their mark in this area recently, but back at MWC 2015 Alcatel OneTouch announced a budget offering that may give the others a run for their money. The Idol 3 smartphone is in many ways a budget flagship smartphones. We’ve been pretty excited to get our hands on it and today, we’re doing just that…

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Huawei announces its P8 and P8max flagships w/ steel construction, spec bumps all-around

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Ditching the Ascend name, Huawei has today announced its P8 flagship smartphone, most notably packing a steel metal construction and some nifty new camera features built around a 13-megapixel main shooter with optical image stabilization. Of course the software on the device got a bump into 2015 as well, bringing on board Google’s Android Lollipop (or at least Huawei’s version of it). Read more

Watch the Huawei P8 announcement here (Livestream)

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Huawei is about to announce its next flagship, the Huawei P8, and you can watch the livestream of the global announcement right here. There’s not much known about the P8 besides the fact that Huawei is doing away with the “Ascend” part of its name, but the company is teasing a “Revamp the possibilities of light” motto for today’s event—meaning we might be seeing some kind of new screen or camera technology. Read more

Alcatel OneTouch announces April 21 pre-order date for Idol 3, promo $250 price tag

 

Idol-3-X2-premium_5.51Alcatel first showed off its Idol 3 budget smartphone at Mobile World Congress about a month ago, and now the company has come out to announce the phone’s availability and pricing. The 5.5-inch version of the phone will be available for pre-order unlocked at an exclusive online price of $249.99 starting on April 21st, and orders will start shipping in May. Retail price for the phone will be a slightly higher $279. Read more

HTC introduces the One M9+ w/ fingerprint scanner, only available in China

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We got our first look at HTC’s One M9+ handset weeks ago, but now the Taiwanese company has come out to confirm the phone is indeed the real deal. Don’t get too excited yet, though—as we expected, the smartphone will only be available in China. Most people probably won’t be too disappointed to hear this once they read more details about the phone, though, as it’s actually a pretty underwhelming entry… Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 gets dunked and brutally beaten, comes out mostly unharmed (Videos)

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Every time a new flagship smartphone comes out, YouTube reviewers and testers like to push them to the limit and see how far they can go when brutally tortured—for science, of course. And now that the Galaxy S6 is landing in the hands of some buyers, these tests are finally starting to hit the internet. One YouTuber tests the phone’s waterproof abilities despite it no longer technically being waterproof, and another just absolutely smashes the phone on the ground to see what happens…

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Latest leaked renders give us a full-body view of the HTC One M9+

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We’ve been seeing a lot of leaked detaills about the HTC One E9 and (E9+) roll out lately, but now we’re getting yet another look at a phone being referred to as the HTC One M9+. HTC sent out invites for an April 8th event depicting a device that hasn’t been officially announced (which is assumed to be this “plus” version of the HTC One M9), but now Upleaks has come out with some new renders of the upcoming smartphone.

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