Smartphones

A couple of weeks back, HTC announced their new flagship smartphone, the HTC U11. The latest in HTC’s now considerable history of flagship phones, the U11 bumps HTC up to Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 SoC while also going in a new direction for the company in terms of aesthetics, and even squeezing in a new input feature. The HTC U11 is launching here in the United States on June 9th, so to celebrate it’s launch and HTC's final two Meet U demo events, HTC is giving us a phone to give away to our US readers. HTC U11 Overview Quickly recapping the new phone, the headline feature for the HTC U11 is its new method of interaction: Squeezing. If you’ve encountered any of the marketing material on...

Motorola Announces the Moto Z² Play

Last summer Motorola introduced its new premium Moto Z smartphone family. More than a simple redesign with the latest components stuffed inside, the Moto Zs added a modular component...

20 by Matt Humrick on 6/4/2017

Android Co-Founder Introduces Essential Phone: S835, Slim Bezels, Dual Camera

Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android and now CEO of Essential Products, recently unveiled his company’s first products: the Essential smartphone, a 360° camera accessory, and the Essential Home—a smart...

41 by Matt Humrick on 6/1/2017

ARM Announces Mali-G72: Bifrost Refined for the High-End SoC

While the bulk of the focus in today’s ARM announcements is on major launch of the first CPU cores to support ARM’s DynamIQ topology – the Cortex-A55 and Cortex-A75...

6 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2017

Exploring DynamIQ and ARM’s New CPUs: Cortex-A75, Cortex-A55

Another year, another TechDay, and another ARM facility (this time in Cambridge, UK)—can only mean new ARM IP. Over the span of several days, we got an in-depth look...

98 by Matt Humrick on 5/29/2017

Google I/O 2017: Google Assistant Gets Smarter, Google Home Gets Free Calling & More

More and more people are using the phrase “Ok Google” to start a conversation to find information or perform actions using the Google Assistant. Launched last fall, the new...

17 by Matt Humrick on 5/18/2017

The Google I/O 2017 Keynote Live Blog

Taking place today is Google's annual I/O developer conference. Starting things off as always is the keynote, where we should receive updates on several Google technologies, initiaitves, and other...

16 by Ryan Smith on 5/17/2017

Welcome to the Smartphone Squeeze: HTC Launches the U11

The history of HTC flagships has been a tale of ups and downs. In all the reviews of smartphones we’ve ever done at AnandTech, only two have ever held...

113 by Ian Cutress on 5/16/2017

HTC Squeeze Live Blog (Starts 2am ET)

We're here in Taiwan for the launch of HTC's newest Flagship smartphone! Live Blog away!

15 by Ian Cutress on 5/16/2017

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Performance & Battery Life Report

Huawei is clearly focused on improving the performance of its flagship phones. The P9 and its Kirin 955 SoC performed well in our tests and was smooth and quick...

66 by Matt Humrick on 5/12/2017

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 660 & 630 Mobile Platforms: Better Connectivity, Camera, & Compute at 14nm

Qualcomm is bringing some premium experiences to its mid-tier lineup with the addition of the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platforms. Improved connectivity, enhanced imaging, faster charging, and...

58 by Matt Humrick on 5/8/2017

VAIO Launches Phone A: Snapdragon 617, 3 GB RAM, 5.5” FHD, Android

VAIO has launched its new Google Android-based smartphone in Japan. The VAIO Phone A handset uses the same hardware platform as the company’s VAIO Phone Biz launched last year...

34 by Anton Shilov on 5/6/2017

Apple Announces Q2 FY 2017 Earnings

This afternoon, Apple announced their earnings for the second quarter of their 2017 fiscal year. Revenue was up 5% year-over-year to $52.896 billion. Operating income for the quarter was...

18 by Brett Howse on 5/2/2017

First Look: Samsung Galaxy S8

We first saw Samsung’s new 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ at its Unpacked event a few weeks ago. During the event, we saw demos of its new...

124 by Matt Humrick on 4/21/2017

Xiaomi Announces Mi 6: 5.15-inch, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB LPDDR4x

At an event today in Beijing, Xiaomi revealed its latest flagship phone, the Mi 6. Like the Mi 5s it’s replacing, the Mi 6 comes with a 5.15-inch 1080p...

34 by Matt Humrick on 4/19/2017

Display Report: Huawei P10 and P10 Plus

Huawei recently added the P10 and P10 Plus to its lineup, which focus on fashion and photography like other P-series phones. The Huawei P10 has a 5.1-inch IPS LCD...

8 by Matt Humrick on 4/14/2017

Xiaomi Mi MIX: A Closer Look at the Design and Display

Xiaomi’s Mi MIX gives us a glimpse of the future. A pseudo-concept phone that’s being produced in limited quantities and sold in China, it combines the latest technology with...

48 by Matt Humrick on 4/10/2017

Honor Announces The Honor 8 Pro: Kirin 960, 5.7-inch QHD

Huawei added another phone to its Honor lineup today. The Honor 8 Pro is the international version of the Honor V9 that was launched in China earlier this year...

22 by Ian Cutress & Matt Humrick on 4/5/2017

Apple To Develop Own GPU, Drop Imagination's GPUs From SoCs

In a bombshell of a press release issued this morning, Imagination has announced that Apple has informed their long-time GPU partner that they will be winding down their use...

142 by Ryan Smith on 4/3/2017

Best Android Phones: Q1 2017

Flowers are blooming and temperatures are rising, which means it’s time for our Q1 2017 Best Android Smartphones guide. There’s been a flurry of phone announcements over the first...

72 by Matt Humrick on 3/30/2017

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