One-branded HTC ‘Aero’ tipped for early November ‘intermediate’ launch

Ready for more high-end HTC handheld confusion and probably still no chance to challenge Samsung or even LG flagships? Rumor has it no radically redesigned One M9 sequel is in the pipeline by the year’s end, with the M9+ instead headed for Europe before September and a mystery “intermediate” Aero “tipped for release by Sprint, more »

Forget Touch ID, the OnePlus 2 fingerprint sensor is purportedly ‘done right’

Apparently not one to “hop on the me too bandwagon” with immature, gimmicky technologies, OnePlus waited for mobile fingerprint recognition to evolve and fully bloom before it could be fitted on the “impressive, thoughtful and versatile” 2. That’s right, ladies and gents, the OnePlus 2 hype train is chugging along, with stops at mouth-watering stations more »

AT&T’s HTC Desire Eye is at last ready to feast on Lollipop treats

Guaranteed an Android 5.0 promotion ever since March, and upgraded to the Material Designed OS iteration in Asia a month later, HTC’s selfie-centric Desire Eye obviously required extra optimization work for AT&T. But now, that’s all behind the Taiwanese device manufacturer and second most popular US carrier, as technical approval was granted hours ago, with more »

20 MP cam-sporting Huawei Honor 7 eclipses 13 megapixel P8

While Samsung is trying hard to show their 6 is greater than Apple’s 6, Huawei awkwardly has no problem beating its own 8 with a 7. Confused? Well, you should be, since the Honor 7 bizarrely outshines the recently unveiled P8, at least in the photography department. A bona fide imaging beast, the newest entry more »

Boost Mobile adds a pair of Android 5.1 LG phones to low-cost roster

You might be growing weary of Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei or ZTE’s mostly unremarkable attempts at challenging [easyazon-link asin=”B00MWI4HW0″ locale=”us”]Motorola’s budget throne[/easyazon-link], but what the mid-range mobile arena still lacks are Lollipop soldiers. Running either Android 5.0 or 5.1. Especially the latter. On that note, you should be ecstatic to hear about Boost Mobile’s $99.99 LG more »

Deal alert: LG Leon LTE discounted to $80 at T-Mobile for limited time

Nowhere near as enthralling as the G4 flagship, LG’s low to mid-end Leon still looked like it had a few things going for it when it went on sale roughly a month ago. Add (even more) extreme affordability in the equation for the next few hours, as the 4.5-inch Lollipop handheld costs a ridiculously low more »


The first Quad HD Microsoft Lumia (940 XL?) is just about confirmed

To make sure they do Nokia’s memory justice, and don’t harm the Lumia brand’s global awareness and popularity any further, Microsoft has very meticulously prepared its solo high-end smartphone debut.

Sony Xperia Z4 Compact likely benchmarked with FHD screen, 13 MP front cam

Many of Sony’s “strategic” moves regarding new product releases and old device retirements lately have made little to no sense, but in the eyes of easily pocketable flagship fans, the Japanese OEM should redeem itself soon enough with a remarkable Xperia Z4 Compact.

ZTE rolls out ultra-low-cost Maven and Sonata 2 phones stateside

Before they can raise their US flagship profile with the remarkable Nubia Z9 and surprising Axon Phone, China-based ZTE will first seek to reinforce their market position in the entry-level Android niche. After all, that’s still mainly what people recognize the brand for.

Deal alert: Factory unlocked LG G4 at $500 in three colors on eBay

We all know how substantial the profit margins of flagship smartphone manufacturers can get, how heated competition is these days, and how the worldwide market approaches oversaturation.

Acer Chromebase all-in-one priced at $330, dated for ‘this month’ stateside

The world’s first Chrome OS-powered all-in-one desktop with an optional touch display was initially announced on April 1 (no joke), but sans pricing details or precise release dates. Just a vague Q2 window for North American and Asia Pacific markets, and fairly educated guesses on our part regarding (relative) affordability.

Ultra-high-end ZTE Axon Phone surfaces out of nowhere ahead of US launch

A bigger and bigger name in the Chinese smartphone industry, ZTE has long probed the North American markets, but besides a slew of low-cost soldiers rebranded by carriers, it’s not easy coming across one of the OEM’s alluring mid to high-end gadgets.