A new report comes from Bloomberg today where a number of people “familiar with the matter” claim that Essential has cancelled development of a successor to the PH-1, which has been unofficially referred to as the PH-2. The company is said to have been consulting with a firm about its options for letting itself be bought by another company. There’s apparently at least one interesting possible buyer. Discussions are currently involving sale…

The BlackBerry KEYOne’s successor is not far from officially dropping and the company has released a teaser that shows off a couple of closeups of the BlackBerry KEY2. The teaser starts with the BlackBerry Logo and a new soft-grip pattern on the back of the phone. It appears that this grippy pattern will be adorned all over the back of the phone as we see the same pattern around a dual camera…

According to internal documents which have surfaced in a recent court filing, Apple was aware of the fact that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are significantly more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s, their predecessor. The issue was identified by the company prior to the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Internal tests revealed the iPhone 6 to be 3.3 times more likely to bend than the iPhone…

T-Mobile was the first of the big four US carriers to let us know about its pricing and availability details for LG’s recently unveiled G7 ThinQ. Today Verizon and Sprint have published the same information. Verizon is starting pre-orders tomorrow, on May 24. It’s priced the G7 ThinQ at $31.25 per month for two years, using its installment plan. You can even get $100 off if you use this method of purchase,…

Earlier today HTC announced its latest flagship smartphone, the much-leaked U12+. Here’s the thing, though – there is no non-Plus U12 version. Just one phone, the U12+. And apparently that situation might confuse some people used to the way Apple and Samsung do things with their top of the line handsets. To appease these people, the Taiwanese company has revealed why the U12+ is called U12+ and not U12. It’s because, in…

The OnePlus 6 is the latest device to get the full disassembly treatment from iFixit. The teardown reveals some interesting bits about the device’s construction as well as some pitfalls. The biggest issue seems to be the glass back, which makes the device harder to repair and more prone to damage. The first thing iFixit found is that the glass cover on the OnePlus 6 is relatively easy to remove compared to…

Lenovo’s upcoming Z5 is an intriguing smartphone, undoubtedly. Judging by past teasers, it should come with a record-breaking screen-to-body ratio, but apparently it will also have other distinguishing traits. A dual rear camera system capable of capturing Portrait Mode shots, for example. This has been revealed today through a post on Weibo by a Lenovo Group VP. Three camera samples from the Z5 were shared, here they are for your viewing pleasure….

MediaTek has unveiled a new SoC today, the Helio P22. This is the first mid-range chipset to be built on a 12nm process, specifically TSMC’s FinFET. It boasts an octa-core CPU with Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 2 GHz. The P22 supports dual main cameras of resolutions up to 13 MP + 8 MP, with 30fps video recording. It has a low-power, “highly capable hardware depth engine for real-time Bokeh preview”….

Remember vivo’s Apex concept? We were wowed by it in February, and ever since have been patiently waiting for it to turn into an actual smartphone you can buy. Well, that will happen sooner than you may expect. vivo is holding an event in Shanghai, China on June 12, during which we assume it will introduce us to the market-ready version of the Apex. This assumption comes from the promo materials the…