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Week 14 in review: One M9 Plus, Xperia Z4 and LG G4

Another week passed and it’s time to sum-up the most important stories of the past few days. Xiaomi has had its share of the spotlight, most notably with the 64GB Mi 4 going on sale in India. Another ultra-budget device – the Xiaomi Redmi 2A also made an appearance with a more-than-impressive price tag of $ 97.

Other than that, the mobile world naturally has its sights set on various rumored and upcoming device. HTC announced the One M8s – a watered-down version of the previous flagship. And the rumor mill has been overflowing with specs and images of a couple of new, bigger devices – the One E9 Plus and One M9 Plus.

The long-overdue Sony Xperia Z4 is still on everybody’s minds. The eagerly-awaited flagship has already made an appearance in benchmark results, as well as the FCC. The LG G4 is in pretty much the same boat, only it has an official launch date set for April 28.

In other news, the news Samsung Galaxy S6 has been enduring some serious torture tests, while Apple is said to use force touch in the iPhone 6s Plus.

Xiaomi Mi 4 64GB goes on open sale at Flipkart in India

No registration is required to purchase the 64GB variant of Mi 4 from Flipkart.

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge survives a brutal drop test video

Despite getting slammed three times on the floor, the Galaxy S6 edge continued to function normally.

Alleged HTC One M9+ press images appear on Twitter

The high-end smartphone is going to make its official debut next month, on April 8 in Beijing.

Sony Xperia Z4 gets benchmarked revealing specs

The next flagship offering from the Japanese smartphone maker is already in testing, it seems.

Asus launches Zenfone 2 in Europe, available tomorrow

The company has officially announced the smartphone for the European market at an event today.

Images of LG G4 in a protective case make the rounds

Protective covers for the yet to be revealed smartphone are already listed on Amazon.

YU Yureka to get a Lollipop update in first week of April

The company promised to release the CyanogenMod 12S update based on Android 5.0 Lollipop after fixing the bugs.

Upcoming Windows 10 for phones build will work on more devices

The announcement was made by Windows Insider manager Gabriel Aul in a blog post.

Alleged Sony Xperia Z4 pays a quick visit to the FCC

The filing reveals that Sony Xperia Z4 has similar physical measures as its predecessor, the Xperia Z3.

iPhone 6C rear casing reportedly shown in leaked pictures

A couple of leaked images are doing the rounds claiming to show the back of the next cheap iPhone.

Asus Zenfone 3 to come with a fingerprint sensor

The feature might even make it to a Zenfone 2 refresh that is coming in the second half of this year.

Lollipop update rollout for the Sony Xperia Z range continues

Two weeks after commencing on March 16, the update is now set on to be made available globally.

LG G4 hits GFX Bench with Snapdragon 808 chipset

A hexa-core processor (2x A57 + 4x A53) and Adreno 418 place it below the LG G Flex2.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha will get Lollipop alongside the Note II

Official Samsung websites are confirming that updates for these two smartphones are in the works.

The unveiling of LG G4 is officially set for April 28

The successor of LG G3 will debut in New York, London, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, and Istanbul.

HTC One M8s brings 13MP cam, S615 SoC to the former flagship

HTC refreshed its acclaimed phone, but now it’s in competition with the new top dog and at a lower price.

Antutu performance report is out: Exynos 7420 in the lead

The user-submitted statistics roundup puts the Samsung Galaxy S6 miles ahead of the competition.

Xiaomi Redmi 2A with Leadcore chipset announced for $  97

It offers the same features as the existing Redmi 2 but comes with a Leadcore chipset.

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge survives over 20 minutes under water

Even though it lacks waterproofing the phone kept going for quite a while after getting dunked.

Meizu MX Supreme leaks again, Nokia connection still uncertain

The MX Supreme is said to be designed by Nokia but made by Meizu due to the Microsoft deal.

HTC One E9+ (A55) appears on the company's website in China

Packs 5.5-inch Quad HD display, octa-core MediaTek CPU, 2,800 mAh battery and Sense-d Android Lollipop.

Force Touch sensor may be exclusive to the iPhone 6s Plus

The smaller iPhone 6s may not get the feature that’s already on the Watch and MacBook 12″.

HTC One M9 Plus leaks in new promotional materials

New alleged promotional materials show the One M9 Plus with a home button.

MediaTek Helio is a new family of high-end mobile chipsets

Currently, MediaTek is known for producing mostly chipsets for mid-range and low-end devices.


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