The rumor mill has been overflowing with info on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, mixed in with some whispers about the HTC One M10, Xiaomi Mi 5 and Lumia 650.
MWC 2016 is only a few days away now and we are about to see the next wave of flagships, hence the large influx of rumors, leaks and speculations. It is crazy, the industry has been preparing for what's coming for a long time and each player is hoping to improve their standing once all phones have seen the light of day.
We now have live shots of the Galaxy S7, its edged sibling, as well as renders and plenty of other new info to go around, like word of a 3,600 mAh battery in the S7 edge, water resistance and an Always On display. The LG G5 has also been hitting the rumor mill hard. We now have a more in-depth overview of the performance its Snapdragon 820 chip with 4GB of RAM delivers, as well as another Always ON realization.
The HTC One M10 has also had a major presence in the news section this week. Despite missing the MWC stage, we are already unearthing info about the handset, like renders of its hybrid One M9 and One A9 design, or its camera setup, featuring a new UltraPixel front shooter and last, but not least, the suggested April 11 release date.
A few other articles did manage to slip by this week, but even they are straight out of the rumor mill. They put a few other devices on the radar, like the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro and the alleged Lumia 650 and provide extra info on others, like the iPhone 5se and the 2016 Motorola Moto X and Moto G. The only actual announcement to gather any significant interest was courtesy of Qualcomm, who introduced a set of three new interesting chipsets that show a lot of promise.
The photo comes out of Vietnam, looks quite believable and brings along confirmation of most of the expected specs on the flagship.
It's been revealed mere hours after the non-edge Galaxy S7 first smiled for the camera.
We've seen it in Black, now for a brighter hue.
The smartphone with an SM-A9100 model name is listed at 5.5 inches, but that last bit seems unlikely.
The 4-inch smartphone tipped to share the tint of the 6th-gen iPod touch.
Pictured in silver, the smartphone unsurprisingly looks a lot like the old model.
The shots reveal an impressive level of detail and hint at awesome focusing abilities.
The Korean smartphone maker is interested in trademarking the term, probably for use in its next flagship's marketing materials.
One of the G5 variations destined for the company's native South Korea has been tested recently.
LG teases its latest flagship's newest feature. LG's G5 could have an Always ON screen for notifications.
Photographed next to a Lumia 1520, the unannounced smartphone looks a lot like what was supposed to be the 850.
Zauba customs data lists spare parts for Samsung's upcoming flagship pair.
LG decided to put out a release for the Quick Cover designed for the LG G5, a smartphone that hasn't even been officially revealed yet!
Both models look thinner and slicker than their predecessors and the Moto X appears to have a metal body as well.
This was for the South Korean version, which was tested in three flavors, one for each of the country's major carriers.
The body of an A9, the camera placement of an M9. There's one big issue with this merging, though.
A recent report spills the beans on the One M10 release date - April 11.
Codename "Perfume" will allegedly have a 5MP "UltraPixel" front camera.
The Samsung accessory is "optimised for the Galaxy S7 range", Clove says.
Xiaomi Redmi 3 turned out a real surprise and it easily ended up being one of the strongest recommendations we’ve made this season.
The incredibly oft-leaked smartphone is in the news again, this time with a store card from Ireland.
It's the first chipset of the 600-series to be built on a 14nm process. There's a new modem too!