Asus's ROG phones have always been jam-packed with the best hardware you can think of, and it looks like this won't be different for the next smartphone in the series. The ROG Phone 3 has hit the Chinese regulation agency TENAA, and it spilled almost all of the internals. It will run Android 10 out of the box and comes with an overclocked, 5G-enabled Snapdragon 865, and up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Other than the regulatory information, we've also got a first look at the handset thanks to videos and photos leaked on Weibo, via MySmartPrice.
Google Pay is the primary method of contactless payments on Android devices, but Google might have greater ambitions for the app than just storing all your credit cards. A new report from The Information claims the app could become a shopping portal, if retailers and delivery companies sign on.
This week, Samsung shared the unsurprising news that the next Galaxy Note series will be presented during an online-only event, and now, some of the first renders of the Note20 have been leaked by Pigtou and xleaks7. There are only small changes compared to its predecessor except for the size and a bunch of design cues from the S20 models.
Over the past few years, phone manufacturers have gotten increasingly creative with their concepts. From phones like the OnePlus Concept One to the newly-released Moto Razr, it's clear that not every rectangular device in our pocket has to be boring. A new report claims that LG is working on a unique new phone codenamed WING that has an interesting trick up its feathers.
In recent years, OnePlus has always launched its regular series around May/June and its improved T lineup around October/November. It looks like the company wants to switch things up a bit this time around, as TechRadar cites a source claiming OnePlus intends to present its next flagship mid-April this year.
Microsoft's first Android phone is the Surface Duo, a folding device with two separate screens aimed at productivity work. The Duo was announced in October, and Microsoft expected to release it near the end of this year. However, if rumors are to be believed, the Duo could be released as early as this summer.
The Samsung Galaxy S11 is expected to be released early next year, which means that the rumor mill is about to spin up any moment now. In fact, OnLeaks and 91mobiles have teamed up to release the first renders and hardware specifications of the upcoming flagship series, opening the leak festival with fanfare. It looks like the new devices will come with a five-camera array with a resolution of up to 108MP on the back, making the Pixel and the iPhone green with envy.
Speaking to sources familiar with the companies' plans, Android Police has learned that Verizon has inked a partnership with Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus. Those sources have indicated that, based on the timeline of past deals, Verizon intends to release a OnePlus smartphone for sale on its network in 2020. It was unclear exactly when or which smartphone (or phones) would be the first to arrive on the carrier, or if they would support Verizon's nascent 5G mmWave technology (which OnePlus has previously shunned).
PhoneArena reported yesterday that Verizon is planning to exclusively carry the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition in the US, though our own sources were unable to corrborate an exact model or launch date.
Having to be put on hold while calling a business is annoying, and having to listen to barely-recognizable music for an extended period of time while you wait a human to become available only makes it worse. Google already teased that a next-generation Assistant would be coming to future Pixel devices, and now we know one more trick it might have — taking over call holds.
According to a report by WinFuture, Qualcomm is planning another new chipset for Wear OS devices, even though the existing Wear 3100 has barelymaterialized in any devices. The upcoming silicon will feature 64-bit support, 12nm node, Cortex A53 CPU cores, and is alleged to go by one of two potential names: "Snapdragon Wear 429" or "Snapdragon Wear 2700". In short, it sounds like it might actually bring some decent performance to the platform.