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Week 16 in review: Huawei P8, LG G4

Another busy week has passed and the mobile realm is ever so active with plenty of interesting news to go around. Once again, we will briefly recap what you, our loyal readers, found most-interesting during the past few days.

We kick the list off with a name which seldom captures the spotlight for long enough to make it to this article – Huawei. On Wednesday, however, the Chinese manufacturer had everybody’s undivided attention for the eagerly-anticipated launch of the company’s new flagship.

The Huawei P8 made its official debut, equipped with a 5.2-inch FullHD display and the brand new Kirin 935 chipset, just as expected. It, however, was joined on stage at the venue by a much more-surprising new device – the Huawei P8max. It is powered by mostly the same silicon as its sibling, but is significantly bigger. In fact, with a 6.8-inch 1080p display, it is kind of stretching the limits of phablet dimensions.

LG is also gearing up for a huge upcoming premiere. On April 28, the company has promised to unveil its latest flagship device – the LG G4. It has also been the object of rumors for quite some time now, but with the official premiere closing in, a lot more information is now known about the impressive handset. It will allegedly feature a next generation 5.5” QHD IPS Quantum display and, most likely, a Snapdragon 810 SoC and 3GB of RAM. But its different styling is perhaps the most discussed aspect of the new device. The LG G4 will come with a slick leather back, which is definitely some out-of-the-box thinking on LG’s side.

In other news, the tech world is still eagerly awaiting the Sony Xperia Z4 flagship. The news is still overflowing with various leaked photos, cases and an ungodly amount of rumors and speculations. Alas, fans might still have some waiting on the Z4 ahead of them, as there have been rumors of an Xperia Z3 Neo next in line for a release on April 20.

If you think, you might have missed anything important form the week, here is a short list of the most interesting stories.

Huawei P8 has a 6.4mm all-metal unibody, 5.2-inch screen

The build process takes over 12 hours to machine the all-metal unibody with impressively thin bezels.

Sony Xperia Z4 (or Z3 Neo) could be unveiled on April 20

Sony’s next flagship device may be closer to an official announcement than previously thought.

Lollipop now out for Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, Z3 Dual, Z Ultra

As it promised last week, Sony has now started the rollout of the update for these devices.

Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge get 24K gold treatment

24K gold-plating with a nano-coating to prevent corrosion for the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge will cost $ 400.

Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM with 5” 720p display unveiled

This Lumia Denim running phone has a 8MP rear camera with LED flash and is upgradable to Windows 10.

LG G4 teaser boasts about the device’s Quantum QHD display

The leather-clad successor of LG G3 will make its global debut later this month, on April 28.

Huawei P8max has a massive 6.8-inch screen, super thin bezels

The sizeable phablet comes with an all-metal unibody and an optically-stabilized 13MP camera.

Sony Xperia Z4 may have a metal unibody, fingerprint sensor

The iconic OmniBalance power button may be reshaped to house a fingerprint reader.

Sharp announces 5.5” 4K LCD with crazy 806ppi density

The panel won’t enter mass production until 2016, devices using it will take even longer to arrive.

Cyanogen OS 12 update is now rolling out to OnePlus One

The Lollipop-based firmware brings new Cyanogen Email and App Themer which customizes individual apps.

Lenovo A6000 Plus is a new 5-incher with 2 gigs of RAM

An updated version to the successful A6000, the new model brings double the storage as well.

Xiaomi H3Y may be the Redmi Note 2, to pack 1080p screen

The phone will be powered by the MediaTek MT6795 chipset and run Android 5.0-based MIUI ROM.

Galaxy S6 edge is Samsung's most expensive phone to build

The curved screen has taken its toll on this handset’s bill of materials, it’s been revealed.

Rumor: Microsoft working on two flagships and two midrangers

Of the four smartphones, the two top of the line models will surely launch with Windows 10.

HTC announces Lollipop release for Desire Eye and Desire 816

HTC announced the rollout of Android Lollipop firmware updates on the Desire Eye and Desire 816.

Motorola launches 2nd Gen Moto E 4G in India for $  128

The 4G variant runs on Snapdragon 410 processor compared to the Snapdragon 200 on the 3G variant.

Nokia to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion

The new company will combine two of the biggest suppliers of networking equipment.

HTC announces the M9+, E9+ and Desire 326G in India

The M9+ is the bigger brother of the M9 while the E9+ is the successor to last year’s E8.

The next Apple iPhone body might utilize 7000 series aluminum

Apple is expected to unveil the successors of the current iPhone family in September.

Unannounced Windows Phone handset by LG leaks out

The mysterious smartphone is going to launch on Verizon Wireless in the United States.

Android 5.0 OTA update for YU Yureka roll-out begins

The roll-out will take place over the next three days so you may have to wait until the weekend.

LG introduces a G4 test drive in India, sign up now

LG launched the #TryLGG4 campaign for India, selected users will get it for 30 days trial period.

More cases for the Xperia Z4 leak, or is it the Xperia Z3 Neo

A new rumor claims that the recent leaks show an upgraded version of the Xperia Z3, not its successor.

LG G4 allegedly photographed, Snapdragon 808 inside

The photo is tightly cropped and dark, it’s hard to tell if it’s actually the LG G4 or not.

LG's upcoming Stylus smartphone pictured again

The mysterious device has already made an appearance at the FCC and can be seen in a leaked press render.


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