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Next OnePlus flagship could switch to superfast 65W charging

Next OnePlus flagship could switch to superfast 65W charging

This story was originally published 2020/05/07 8:10am PDTon May 7, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/15 7:25am PDTon Jun 15, 2020.  Recent OnePlus phones have been all about speed — from snappy performance to speedy charging tech. The company is so absorbed by this notion that it waited a long while before introducing wireless charging to...

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Which flagship killer is right for you?

Which flagship killer is right for you?

This story was originally published 2020/04/23 8:30pm PDTon Apr 23, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/12 10:00pm PDTon Jun 12, 2020.  OnePlus’ newest smartphones are packing many of the latest and greatest parts and features you can find in high-end phones right now,  and the 8 Pro in particular has brought some long-demanded improvements. The 8...

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Vivo unveils its 5G-enabled flagship X50 series with focus on photography

Vivo unveils its 5G-enabled flagship X50 series with focus on photography

Vivo may be better known for its budget and mid-range handsets targeting some Asian markets, but it still manages to surprise us often with its innovative concept designs — like when it showcased some crazy fast wireless and wired charging speeds or introduced a gimbal-based OIS system for one of its concept phones. Vivo is...

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Samsung’s flagship 5nm Exynos 992 rumored to enter mass production in August

Samsung’s flagship 5nm Exynos 992 rumored to enter mass production in August

While those in North America are treated to Qualcomm-powered Galaxy phones, Samsung forces its in-house Exynos SoC on buyers in most other markets. While capable, Exynos chipsets rarely manage to one-up their Snapdragon counterparts, both in performance and power efficiency. Samsung could change that with its upcoming 5nm flagship chip that is rumored to enter...

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Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 10 5G and budget wireless earbuds land in India

Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 10 5G and budget wireless earbuds land in India

Xiaomi’s extensive reach in the Indian smartphone market is largely due to its entry and mid-tier phones popularized under the Redmi sub-brand. The company did branch out to budget flagships with the Mi Mix 2, Poco F1, and the Redmi K20 Pro in the last couple of years, but it kept this crucial market devoid...

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Which flagship killer is right for you?

Which flagship killer is right for you?

This story was originally published 2020/04/23 8:30pm PDTon Apr 23, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/03 7:38am PDTMay 3, 2020.  OnePlus’ newest smartphones are packing many of the latest and greatest parts and features you can find in high-end phones right now,  and the 8 Pro in particular has brought some long-demanded improvements. The 8 Pro,...

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Low-key flagship with a smart price

Low-key flagship with a smart price

This story was originally published 2020/04/13 1:39pm PDTon Apr 13, 2020 and last updated 2020/04/25 11:52am PDTApr 25, 2020.  LG’s got a new design language in the works — a fresh take on its phones that’s supposed to usher the company into this decade with a clean look and some updated thinking towards flagship hardware....

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Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Tab S6 starts getting its Android 10 update (Update: Verizon model)

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Tab S6 starts getting its Android 10 update (Update: Verizon model)

This story was originally published 2020/04/03 8:49am PDTon Apr 3, 2020 and last updated 2020/04/24 4:56pm PDTApr 24, 2020.  Samsung’s recent efforts to proactively release Android 10 to its flagship handsets left us impressed, considering the Korean brand was notorious for its protracted release schedules not too long ago. So far, at least, it’s stuck...

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LG will reveal its Velvet flagship on May 7

LG will reveal its Velvet flagship on May 7

This story was originally published 2020/04/20 4:20am PDTon Apr 20, 2020 and last updated 2020/04/24 2:42am PDTApr 24, 2020.  LG’s smartphone business has been in trouble for some time thanks to uninspiring hardware, dated software, and a dismal record on updates. The most recent LG flagships — the G8X ThinQ and V60 ThinQ — launched...

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Low-key flagship with a smart price

Low-key flagship with a smart price

Smartphones today are better than they’ve ever been, sure, but over the last year or so we’ve seen prices really head off into the stratosphere, barreling right past the $1,000 mark. Now with a global recession taking shape and unemployment hitting record numbers, is the desire to pick up a new high-end phone rapidly becoming...

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