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Week 13 in review: bezelless Oppo and launches in India

Another week passed and it is one again time to look back and see what excited the mobile world during the past few days. Oppo has been generating a lot of attention with its new bezelless screen technology.

It started up slow with a leaked schematic of the new technology and, what is essentially an optical illusion looked like a really good way to have an edge-to-edge screen on the cheap. The technology seems to be really close to production, especially after a video was leaked, showcasing a working Oppo phone. The device is most likely going to be dubbed Oppo R7 and it shouldn’t be too long until it hits consumer markets. So we have the new bezelless technology to look forward to.

India had a huge presence in the news section during the week. A few devices, like the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, as well as the Huawei Honor 4X, 6 Plus made their debut in the growing market. And a few other handsets were rumored to hit retail stores in the region pretty soon, like the Lenovo A6000, Lumia 640 and 640 XL.

A few upcoming smartphones were also spotted and rumored this week, like the Lenovo K3 Note, a new budget Xiaomi device, a mid-ranger Xiaomi phone dubbed Ferrari, form the same manufacturer as well as the Meizu MX Supreme. Rumors have also been plentiful about a few of the more-popular, upcoming flagship devices, like the LG G4, which was allegedly showcased in a few live photos.

The Huawei P8 also made an appearance and so did the HTC One M9+ and One E9. A new, third generation, Moto X (2015) should debut pretty soon as well.

If you think you might have missed something from the busy week, here is a list of our most popular stories.

Leaked video shows the bezelless OPPO R7 in action

The Oppo R7 has almost no bezels at the sides and expected to be as slim as R5.

Android 5.1 rolling out to Micromax Canvas A1 in India

The latest version of Google’s OS is available via an OTA update for the Android One device.

Lenovo A6000 to go on open sale in India from March 23 to 25

The Chinese company has been only conducting flash sales of the budget smartphone till now.

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge launched in India

Free screen replacement till a year and benefit points for the early buyers of the S6 and S6 edge.

Xiaomi to launch a new budget model, will cost more than $  65

An alleged spy photo of the new budget phone reveals its similar looks to the Redmi 2.

Lenovo K3 Note is a new 5.5-inch midranger for $  145

The FullHD phablet packs a 64-bit chipset and 2GB of RAM, puts the Meizu m1 note in its crosshairs.

Asus Zenfone 2 arrives in China, only the 5.5-inch models

There are three versions of the 5.5″ 1080p version of the Zenfone 2 with different RAM, storage and CPU.

Xiaomi's handset dubbed Ferrari leaks with FullHD screen, Lollipop

Loaded with Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2 GB RAM, the smartphone runs Android 5.0 Lollipop-based MIUI.

LG G4 will reportedly not feature a metal body

The Korean manufacturer is still expected to launch a smartphone with metal body this year.

Apple planning to release three new iPhones later this year

Industry sources have stated that the Cupertino company will out an iPhone 6S, 6S Plus and a 6C model.

Alleged HTC One M9 Plus mockup reveals its design

The image compares the M9 Plus to the regular HTC One M9 and is said to be based on a device prototype.

Nexus 10 is getting Android 5.1 Lollipop update

New update brings performance enhancements, bug fixes and under-the-hood tweaks for overall stability.

Huawei Honor 4X, 6 Plus launched in India

Both new Honor smartphones run Android 4.4 KitKat based Emotion UI 3.0 and are powered by Kirin SoC.

Samsung building a foldable phone, LG on transparent screens

Samsung thinks it can have a foldable smartphone next year. An LG phone prototype has a transparent screen.

Moto X 3rd Gen (2015) coming this fall

Motorola’s President confirms annual cycle for the Moto X series, next model coming in August or September.

Samsung Galaxy S5 getting Lollipop OTA update in India

Exynos-powered Galaxy S5 G900H model gets a TouchWiz-flavored Lollipop update weighing 874.21 MB.

Microsoft Lumia 640, 640 XL import data reveals Indian pricing

Based on import data, the dual SIM models of Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL may be announced soon.

HTC One M9+ measurements reveal the cost of a 5.2

The One M9+ will be noticeably larger than its sibling, which has a 5 inch display.

Alleged live photo of Meizu MX Supreme makes the rounds

The unannounced smartphone is said to be developed in collaboration with Nokia.

HTC One M9+ dummy on video, working device photographed

An alleged invite reveals the HTC One M9+ will be unveiled on April 8 in Beijing.

Alleged live photos of LG G4 make the rounds online

LG’s next generation flagship smartphone is expected to debut at some point this spring.

Alleged live photos of HTC One E9 make the rounds

The unannounced handset posed for the camera wearing a protective case in a dark color scheme.

Huawei P8 dimensions revealed in factory schematic

The new flagship will be 0.1mm thicker than its predecessor, wider and taller too.


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