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.
The build process takes over 12 hours to machine the all-metal unibody with impressively thin bezels.
Sony’s next flagship device may be closer to an official announcement than previously thought.
As it promised last week, Sony has now started the rollout of the update for these devices.
24K gold-plating with a nano-coating to prevent corrosion for the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge will cost $ 400.
This Lumia Denim running phone has a 8MP rear camera with LED flash and is upgradable to Windows 10.
The leather-clad successor of LG G3 will make its global debut later this month, on April 28.
The sizeable phablet comes with an all-metal unibody and an optically-stabilized 13MP camera.
The iconic OmniBalance power button may be reshaped to house a fingerprint reader.
The panel won’t enter mass production until 2016, devices using it will take even longer to arrive.
The Lollipop-based firmware brings new Cyanogen Email and App Themer which customizes individual apps.
An updated version to the successful A6000, the new model brings double the storage as well.
The phone will be powered by the MediaTek MT6795 chipset and run Android 5.0-based MIUI ROM.
The curved screen has taken its toll on this handset’s bill of materials, it’s been revealed.
Of the four smartphones, the two top of the line models will surely launch with Windows 10.
HTC announced the rollout of Android Lollipop firmware updates on the Desire Eye and Desire 816.
The 4G variant runs on Snapdragon 410 processor compared to the Snapdragon 200 on the 3G variant.
The new company will combine two of the biggest suppliers of networking equipment.
The M9+ is the bigger brother of the M9 while the E9+ is the successor to last year’s E8.
Apple is expected to unveil the successors of the current iPhone family in September.
The mysterious smartphone is going to launch on Verizon Wireless in the United States.
The roll-out will take place over the next three days so you may have to wait until the weekend.
LG launched the #TryLGG4 campaign for India, selected users will get it for 30 days trial period.
A new rumor claims that the recent leaks show an upgraded version of the Xperia Z3, not its successor.
The photo is tightly cropped and dark, it’s hard to tell if it’s actually the LG G4 or not.
The mysterious device has already made an appearance at the FCC and can be seen in a leaked press render.