Images of an upcoming Oppo R series handset leak

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The next handset from Oppo could belong to the company’s R series. Alleged images of an upcoming R series handset were posted online by GizmoChina, showing hardware that looks fairly similar to Sony’s Xperia range of handsets. The unannounced handset (seen above) is trimmed with metal while the front and back are black. The home, back, and multitasking buttons are not on-screen but rather placed below the display.

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Qualcomm spokesman says there is no Snapdragon 815

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In a very brief exchange between Qualcomm’s Senior Director of Public Relations Jon Carvill and website FudZilla, Carvill delivered a very specific message: “There are no plans for a Snapdragon 815 processor.”

It had been reported around the web, including here at Talk Android, that Qualcomm was working on a cutting-edge successor to the Snapdragon 810, the 810 making its debut in many of the flagship Android OEM devices this 2015. Sadly, though, the 815 was just a myth; however, Qualcomm did shed light on its next processor, the Snapdragon 820, during this past MWC. Read more

Designer exposes unreleased version of TouchWiz

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Much has been said about Samsung’s software over the years. People have complained about TouchWiz yet plenty of consumers continue to buy the company’s devices. TouchWiz has certainly matured and evolved, looking the best it ever has. However, it could have looked even better. Designer Gerald Mark Soto, who claims to have worked with Samsung, posted two videos exposing an unreleased version of TouchWiz. Everything about the software is sharp with flowing animations.

The software seen in the videos is the same captured in photographs that leaked prior to the launch of the Galaxy S5. So perhaps the overhauled version of TouchWiz that leaked last year was being considered for the Galaxy S6 (and did not make the cut).

Hit the break for the videos.

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HTC Butterfly 3 will be an Asian exclusive

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In news that is not very surprising, Twitter tipster @upleaks is claiming the HTC Butterfly 3 will be an exclusive to Asian markets. This is consistent with HTC’s strategy for their Butterfly line of devices which tend to be limited to the Japanese market or Asian markets. The Butterfly devices are usually similar, but maybe a tad better in a couple areas, than HTC’s flagship devices that are released to the rest of the world. Read more

The third-gen ZenFone 3 to feature a fingerprint recognition sensor

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Despite the fact that the ZenFone 2 was unveiled in early January, many are turning their attention to the ZenFone 3. Even Asus is getting antsy about the next-gen ZenFone. According to CEO Jerry Shen, Asus will release the ZenFone 3 complete with a fingerprint recognition sensor. However, from now until the point that the ZenFone 3 is released may be a long time to wait. But it’s possible we may not have to wait that long at all.

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