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Week 10 in review: MWC announcement, Apple rumors

Another week has passed and boy, was it intense! Our news section has been overflowing and almost everything has been about MWC. A lot of new phones were announced at the Barcelona venue and excited the tech world, but there is no doubt that Galaxy’s latest flagship device stole the show. The Samsung “Unpacked” event was a grand spectacular in itself, but what really wowed the audience was the new Galaxy S6 and its curved variant – the Galaxy S6 edge.

Both phones are at the tip of mobile innovations. The duo is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 SoC and boast the latest and greatest 3GB LPDDR4 RAM modules. Of course, the double-curved screen of the S6 edge, really sets it apart from the competition in terms of visuals alone, if nothing else.

HTC also captivated fans with its brand new top-of-the-line device – the HTC One M9. It was also unveiled at MWC and is a logical continuation of the One device line. So much so, that the design looks almost unchanged. The handset does offer a new specs sheet, featuring the beastly Snapdragon 810, as well as a single 20MP main camera.

There were a few other notable device debuts at MWC 2015. Microsoft showed off the new Lumia 640 and its, hmm, larger brother – the 640 XL.

BlackBerry had a few tricks up its sleeve. The Canadian company unveiled a brand new 5-inch, entry-level smartphone, called the BlackBerry Leap and also teased a very interesting slider phone, with a physical keyboard and a double-edged display, much like the one on the Galaxy S6 edge.

In other news, Apple fans have been on their tips and are gearing up for the company’s “Spring Forward” event, set for March 9. This anticipation has naturally sprung various talks and rumors concerning the next version of iOS, as well as the future iPhone 6s handset. The rumor mill has also been busy, discussing the Galaxy Note 5 Edge and the possibility of a double-edged screen in the future device, as well as Google’s plans to collaborate with Huawei on the next Nexus device and a rather interesting benchmark of what looks like a new Nokia 1100 smartphone.

If you think you might have missed something from the busy week, here is a list of what you, our readers, found most interesting in the tech world.

Samsung unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge at MWC 2015

The first Samsung unpacked event for 2015 brought us a duo of flagships – Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

Microsoft unveils 5-inch Lumia 640 and 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL

Both will launch with WP8.1 but will be updated to W10. The Lumia 640 XL packs a 13MP Zeiss camera.

Check out the Samsung Galaxy S6 camera samples

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge went official today with 16MP F/1.9 rear cameras and OIS.

HTC One M9 goes official with a refined design, Snapdragon 810

HTC One M9 comes with the same 5″ 1080p display, but upgrades to Snapdragon 810 and 20MP camera.

A Nokia 1100 with quad-core CPU and Lollipop spotted online

The device named Nokia 1100 has popped up in a Geekbench result and is possibly in the works.

HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 have already been priced

As you may have imagined, the two upcoming flagship smartphones will not be cheap at all.

iPhone 6s rumored to sport 2GB of RAM, Apple SIM too

Apple’s next generation smartphones will bump up the memory capacity, a new report claims.

HTC One M8s with slower CPU to replace the One (M8) soon

The phone will be virtually identical to the One (M8) we already know, save for the different chipset.

BlackBerry teased a curved screen slider at MWC 2015

BlackBerry teased a new slider with double edged screen during its MWC keynote.

Galaxy Note 5 Edge will probably have a dual edge display too

Samsung may put a dual-edge display on the next Galaxy Note after the positive reception of S6 edge.

Apple to seed iOS 8.2 next week, iOS 8.3 to follow shortly after

It’s likely that Apple will release the final version of iOS 8.2 on Monday and iOS 8.3 in early April.

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is Best new handset at MWC 2015

The smartphone got recognized by the GSM Association as the best one launched at MWC.

Global Mobile Awards 2015 crown iPhone 6 and LG G3 at MWC 2015

The Global Mobile Awards 2015 are judged by more than 300 independent experts and analysts.

Samsung Galaxy S6 uses a Sony IMX240 camera sensor

The same 16MP sensor that Samsung used in the Galaxy Note 4 camera. The S6 has improved optics.

BlackBerry Leap is official with a 5-inch HD display

The smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait CPU on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus chip.

Huawei supposedly confirmed as the next Nexus phone maker

Kevin Yang from iSuppli has confirmed the information, hasn’t supplied any evidence.


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