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Week 7 in review: One (M9), Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note updates

Another week has passed and it’s only natural that we take a quick glance at the past few days and see what happened in the mobile world. With MWC 2015 right around the corner all eyes seem to be on the major mobile players and their future device lineups. The Hype is all-encompassing, but Samsung seems to be stealing the spotlight with its highly-anticipated Galaxy S6.

The future flagship device and its curved sibling have been stirring up a lot of controversy. Leaks have departed slightly from last week’s multitude of case photos and are now gravitating around actual and supposedly precise 3D renders of the device and talks of a possible glass back to facilitate wifeless charging.

We have been hearing more and more on the guts of the Galaxy S6 flagship with rumors pointing to a 20MP OIS main camera as well as beastly performance from the Exynos 7420 SoC and Mali-T760 GPU. HTC’s next flagship – the One (M9) is also exciting fans with word of an equally impressive 20MP Toshiba-made camera.

Sony might be skipping the formal press event at the Barcelona venue, but hype is still gathering around the Xperia Z4. The handset will most-likely not be unveiled at the show, but its alleged Snapdragon 810 SoC made an appearance in GeekBench scores this weeks. The Japanese tech giant also expanded its mid-range lineup with a duo of new Xperia E4 models.

In other news Android update fever is still strong, especially on the Samsung front. The Galaxy Note 4 and Note 3 are finally getting the Lollipop treatment and the Korean giant also made it clear that the Galaxy Note 2 will not miss out on the new OS version.

If you think you might have missed anything from the past week here is a quick rundown of the post popular news articles in no particular order.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge details 'confirmed' again

A new rumor talks about them having metal frames and the S6 Edge boasting a three-sided display.


New Galaxy S6 render based on precise schematics surfaces

New renders of the Galaxy S6 have surfaced, based on alleged sketches of the device.


Antutu score leak shows Galaxy S6 beastly performance

A new alleged Antutu benchmark leak shows the Galaxy S6 with Exynos 7420 and stellar performance.


Lenovo P70 launches in China with 4,000 mAh battery

This is one new midrange smartphone that promises not to make you charge it every single night.


Sony Xperia Z4 visits GeekBench with its Snapdragon 810 chipset

The benchmark reports 3GB of RAM instead of 4GB as has been suggested by earlier leaks.


HTC One (M9) Wi-Fi module and 20MP Toshiba camera tipped

According to an HTC ROM developer, the One (M9) wireless module is the same as the one in the Nexus 6.


Sony Xperia E4 and E4 Dual quietly unveiled

The two seem like an LTE-less successor of the Xperia E3, but with a bigger screen.


Samsung Galaxy S6 and S Edge to have a 20MP OIS camera

The new flagship will allegedly feature a camera with a Samsung-made image sensor.


OnePlus One now freely available every Tuesday

Users can purchase both the 16GB and 64GB versions of the phone and receive invites to give away.


Android 5.0 Lollipop update confirmed for the Galaxy Note II

The announcement was made by Samsung Poland, although it didn’t say when the update will roll out.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 receiving Lollipop OTA in Europe

The Galaxy Note 3 Snapdragon variant is getting a Lollipop OTA in many European countries.


Samsugn Galaxy Note 4 boards the Lollipop train in Europe

The Snapdragon version of the Galaxy Note 4 has finally started receiving Android Lollipop in Europe.


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