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Week 4 in review: Windows 10, Galaxy S6, One M9

The past week was definitely busy on the mobile front. It seems that with MWC set for about a month from now everybody is frantically preparing and gearing up for the traditionally announcement-rich event. Naturally the rumor mill as at its prime, churning up a lot of interesting bits and pieces on upcoming devices.

Unsurprisingly Samsung made headlines once again. Recent statistics prove the Korean tech giant’s lasting supremacy on the global mobile market and naturally set expectations pretty high for the next device lineup. That being said the Galaxy S6, allegedly next in line for the flagship title, has been stirring up controversy with rumors of a double-edged screen, 4GB of RAM and lack of water resistance to lower costs.

The debate is still on about weather Samsung will stick with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, or overheating allegations might just turn out to be true and an Exynos chip will be used instead. Speaking of Qualcomm and temperature the controversy expands well beyond Samsung. As some of you surely know LG’s newest crown jewel the G Flex 2, is expected to be the first smartphone powered by the same snapdragon chip. The 810 SoC has been stirring up commotion among LG fans as well, but the manufacturer states that Qualcomm’s SoC is trouble free and will grace the new curved handset.

Qualcomm seem to have a lot of work drawn out for themselves. Seemingly undaunted by the whole overheating affair the company is making bold plans for future chips. A few details made it through the cracks last week and we saw a spectacular new Snapdragon 820 specs that at least on paper is more powerful than anything we have seen in a mobile device.

HTC has been equally busy. Its own expected brainchild, the One M9, also known as “Hima” is also expected to make the rounds at this year’s MWC. It also got its fair share of leaks and photos, allegedly showcasing a new camera and a gorgeous aluminum body that HTC has become famous for.

In other major tech news Microsoft held its Windows 10 even last week and gave answers to a lot of pressing questions surrounding the next Windows OS and its release for mobiles. The conference was full of surprises extending far beyond mobile and desktop into gaming, business productivity and even an outlandish new concept Microsoft calls a holographic head set. A full breakdown of all the exciting announcements from the US tech giant can be found in the first link below and is definitely worth checking out.

Microsoft Windows 10 event recap: see all the announcements

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HP announces three new Android tablets, including a 12-inch beast

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Samsung Galaxy S6 tipped to arrive with 4GB of RAM

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HTC One (M9) Plus shows up in photos, specs unveiled

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Beastly Snapdragon 820 and 815 specifications leak

With the Snapdragon 810 still not completely out of the woods in regards to the recently debunked, presumable overheating issues and yet to make it into an actual mass-produced device all eyes are on Qualcomm to handle the situation gracefully and insure its future well-being. Whether or not the…


HTC One (M9) compared to One (M8) in a new leaked image

Just yesterday we got the first ever leaked photos showing HTC’s flagship for this year, the successor to the One (M8) from 2014. These obviously haven’t been confirmed yet, but they do look pretty believable. The next One could be sold as the One (M9), and it’s been reportedly codenamed Hima….


Samsung dominated smartphone shipments in 2014

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Dual SIM Sony Xperia Z4 may be in the works

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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge won’t be water resistant

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Purple Sony Xperia Z3 confirmed by live images

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Upcoming HTC Desire 626 leaked, specs and photos

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LG denies any Snapdragon 810 heating issue on the G Flex 2

While there have been recent concerns over the heating issues of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, LG, who is using the same processor on its upcoming G Flex 2, doesn’t seem to have any problem. At a press event for the G Flex 2, LG vice president for mobile product planning Woo Ram-chan…


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