OnePlus seems to be one everybody's minds lately – a trend reflected in our news section. The Chinese OEM has a solid reputation for sparking waves of fan enthusiasm and the latest news of an upcoming small OnePlus handset is definitely no exception. Throughout the week, we caught at least a few glimpses of the OnePlus Mini (or perhaps OnePlus X) including specs and a preliminary price tag. By all accounts, the phone should be unveiled on October 29.
Samsung also made headlines, but didn't really have its usual news presence. Still, rumors of the Galaxy S7 are already starting to emerge and sources suggest 3D Touch-like features on board. Also, the 5-inch Z3 is here and is officially the most-powerful Tizen powered handset on the market. The upcoming HTC One A9 is causing quite a stir. It has already been spotted in a few leaked images and although we are not quite sure about its hardware yet, it should be arriving shortly, most likely on October 20.
Speaking of the iPhone, market analysts suggest that it might not be doing quite as well in sales as originally anticipated. But the debate is still going and will likely do so until Q4 financial reports become available, but it the mean time Apple has a substantial patent infringement law suit to worry about. It other news, Xiaomi will be holding an event on October 19, but despite all the fan enthusiasm, the eagerly-anticipated Xiaomi Mi 5 probably won't attend the venue.
If you think you might have missed something interesting from the past week, here is a rundown of the top stories.
The next flagship from the Korean company is apparently going to be 'inspired' by Apple once again.
Set to debut in China later this month, the oddly branded smartphone will feature mid-range specs and affordable price tag.
Shot from multiple angles, the iPhone lookalike has a busy asymmetrical design on the bottom.
The upcoming smartphone has been in the news a lot lately, so perhaps it's launching soon.
Over the past few weeks, DxOMark has added quite a few new Android devices to its database rating mobile cameras. We've seen the Moto X Style and the Huawei Nexus 6P perform admirably, and then there ...
The information came courtesy of renowned Chinese leakster Leaksfly, who made the revelation on Weibo.
Another possible launch candidate is the Mi Pad 2, which was recently spotted on China's 3C Certification center website.
The first rumor is now out talking about the successor to the Snapdragon 820 chipset.
The company says it will donate your old smartphone to Hope Phones, a non-profit organization.
The Z3 is a dual-SIM phone with a quad-core processor and an 8MP main camera, plus 5MP one for selfies.
Putting out industry leading handsets has been Samsung's game for quite some time now and the Korean giant is undoubtedly good at it and always finding new ways to cram more and captivate users with f...
The handset has already been spotted at the FCC last week, and now it's been certified in China too.
There is no information on how many units are up for grabs or whether or not today's sale is also time-limited.
The device carries a price tag of around $155, and will be available in Pearl White, Dawn White, and Black color options.
The device will sport a 5-inch FHD (1080p) display, 13MP rear camera, and 4MP front shooter, and will run Google's latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
A US jury has found Apple guilty of infringing a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s licensing arm in its iPhone 5s, 6, and 6 Plus smartphones, as well as several iPad versions.
The teaser, however, doesn't provide any details about the handset, except that it's going to be "Powerfully Beautiful."
The device is set to be unveiled during this year's Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX), which is scheduled to take place in Dubai from October 18 to 22.
The phones will be available starting October 21, initially revealed pricing now confirmed.
Different US analysts are trying to figure out exactly how well the iPhone is doing and initial estimates might have been too ambitious.
The Chinese company teased fans with a few shots of the upcoming handset and an alleged launch date – October 15.
The information came courtesy of renowned Chinese leakster Leaksfly, who revealed it on Weibo.
The pre-registration page also confirms some of the Priv's key specs: 5.4-inch dual-curved screen, Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera, and 3410 mAh battery.
The new options are Silver Titanium and Pink Gold.
Worldwide smartphone shipments for the period grew by 9.1% over the previous quarter and total 332 million units.
The smartphone is expected to finally become official at a special event on October 20.