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Week 24 in review: OnePlus 5 goes official, LG announces G6+

The OnePlus 5 hype finally reached its peak this week as the handset got its official debut. It’s no surprise then that it completely dominated the headlines over the past few days.

LG also had an announcement this week, introducing the G6+ – a wireless charging-enabled version of its flagship with extra storage.

A pair of upcoming Samsung phablets also gathered interest – the refurbished Galaxy Note7 and the flagship Galaxy Note8 are drawing near and rumors are understandably intensifying.

OnePlus 5 caught cheating on multi-core benchmarks

The way it cheats is similar but not quite the same as the OnePlus 3 before it.


OnePlus 5 teardown exposes the phone's innards

It’s revealed to have a solid construction overall, but there are some weak spots too.


LG launches the G6+ with 128GB storage, Qi wireless charging

The regular G6 got a major firmware update too.


OnePlus 5 camera detailed one day ahead of launch

The information comes alongside a new picture showing part of the phone’s back, including the dual camera module.


OnePlus 5 ad confirms June 22 launch date, Amazon exclusivity in India

No mention of the price – that we will learn tomorrow.


Galaxy Note8 to launch in late September priced at 999, 6GB of RAM and dual camera in tow

A new comprehensive leak brings us a lot of details about Samsung’s next top of the line smartphone.


OnePlus 5 goes official with Snapdragon 835 and dual camera

Snapdragon 835 is coupled with more RAM and faster UFS storage. And the headphone jack lives on!


Another Moto G5S Plus photo render leaks, reveals new color

The phone will come with 3068 mAh battery and will cost between $290 and $310.


Xiaomi launches new Power Banks, Bluetooth speaker and Wi-Fi repeater in India

Available from Mi.com starting June 20.


Refurbished Galaxy Note7 benchmarked, found spry and limber

Not bad for a phone that’s back from the dead.


Gold OnePlus 5 swings by TENAA, we hold our breath

The device was certified in China, revealing a new addition to the color gamma of Slate Gray and Midnight Black.


OnePlus 5's tele camera only has 1.6x optical zoom, digital zoom brings it to 2x

Carl Pei & co. still claim the flagship offers “2x lossless zoom” (though not optical).


Nokia 3310 durability test is here to ruin your childhood

The featurephone falls victim to keys, while the screen melts in seconds.


Watch the OnePlus 5 announcement live here

Much has been said about the new flagship, time to finally see it.


HMD may have cancelled the Nokia 9 with 4GB RAM in favor of the 6GB model

A letter to the FCC shows the end of the TA-1004, replaced by the TA-1012.


OnePlus 5 India pricing leaks

Expected to start at INR 32,999 ($512).


Google Photos removes option to have backups performed only when charging

Get your pitchforks ready, people – this one has already annoyed quite a few users of the app, both on Android and iOS.


Huawei Honor 9 taken apart, rubber seal found around the USB-C port

Huawei relied more on glue than on screws, so disassembly is possible, but reassembly can be tough.


Purported leak reveals 4,000mAh battery for OnePlus 5

So far, rumors said the handset will pack in a 3,300mAh battery.


WhatsApp to continue supporting older Android versions till 2020

You’ll be able to use the service on “Android versions 2.3.7 and older” till February 1, 2020.


Report: Samsung Galaxy Note8 unveiling set for August 26 in New York

That’s a bit later than the early August when the ill-fated Galaxy Note7 was officially announced last year.


OnePlus 5 faces the dreaded scratch and bend tests

Did the thinner body make the phone bend more easily? Is Gorilla Glass 5 tougher?


OnePlus 5 rumor round-up: a preview of the new flagship killer

Mostly rumors, but also a few official teasers from the OnePlus leadership.


WhatsApp's support for BlackBerry platform extended yet again

WhatsApp’s Blackberry client has started receiving a new update, with change-log clearly saying: changed client end-of-life date to December 31, 2017.


Just in: Sony Xperia L1 hands-on

Sony joins the affordable race with a beautiful, but an underperforming phone.


Samsung Galaxy S7 duo getting an update

Stability and performance-related improvements as well as the latest security patch.