Branding is very important for carriers in the United States. They feel that putting their name and logo everywhere and anywhere will help sell the device. Among the nation’s four largest carriers, Verizon has been the worst with branding. So people are worried that the Nexus 6, when released through Verizon, will have excessive branding that takes away from the Nexus experience. Well, we have good news. Big Red will only place its logo at the bottom of the back panel on the Nexus 6.
We are just weeks away from seeing the Galaxy S 6 introduced to the world on March 1 and there are many aspects that remain a mystery. The measurements, for example, have remained under the radar despite various reports on software and hardware. There was a leak of case schematics last week but the authenticity seemed a bit questionable. Today, alleged dimensions of the Galaxy S 6 appeared once again. The most notable measurement with this schematic is how thin the handset will apparently be. The schematic, provided by Underkg, has the Galaxy S 6 being 6.91mm thin which would make it comparable to the Apple iPhone. Calculating the given display height and width, it would span less than 5in; however, we highly doubt that Samsung is going with a smaller display.
Hit the break to see the leaked schematic.
An announcement for the LG G4 is right around the corner, so it makes sense that models of the device will start showing up in databases online. Not too long ago we saw an LG device with a 3k display and the model number LG VS999 that we haven’t seen an equivalent for on other carriers. Verizon’s G3 model was the VS985, so it lined up. Today, though, another device with a different model has popped up that muddies things up a bit.
A new device with the model VS986 has appeared online, which is extremely close to the model of the G3. The G2′s model was the VS980, so this new model seems to fall closer in line with what LG and Verizon typically go with, but anything’s possible.
One of his recent tweets claims that Moto is working on a smartphone that’s “smarter” than the competition, and we should expect to see it fairly soon. When Google owned the company, we saw the always-on voice recognition and some other user friendly intelligent features. Hopefully Lenovo and Moto have found a way to add on to those smart features and bring some new things to the table.
We have a pretty good idea what the Galaxy S 6 is going to look like thanks to numerous leaks, but here’s another for your viewing pleasure. Unfortunately the device is in a case, but according to Venus case maker, whatever is visible is the real deal.
These images confirm the placement of the heart rate sensor and LED flash moving to the right side (from the bottom) of the rear camera lens. You will also notice that the volume buttons are now separate for both up and down, rather than a rocker. The device sure looks thin too as it’s supposed to come in at just over 7 mm.
In what may or may not be an intentional leak, it looks like the Galaxy S 6 is being used by reality star Caroline Stanbury from Bravo’s show, Ladies of London. It makes for an odd partnership if Samsung did indeed give her a pre-release device to use leading up to the official unveiling, but it wouldn’t be the first off the wall partnership Samsung has made.
In several of Caroline Stanbury’s latest Instagram photos, she’s clearly using a Samsung device that doesn’t quite look like anything else on the market. There are some similarities to the Alpha line, but the sizes don’t completely match up there. This might just be our first glimpse of the S 6 in the wild.
HTC‘s upcoming flagship device, the One M9 (also referred to as Hima), just had photos of its back-plate leaked by the French blog, NoWhereElse.fr.
The photos, which you can see all of them after the break, detail a gorgeous metal chassis. This comes in advance of HTC’s official unveiling of the device at Mobile World Congress 2015.
We don’t know whether or not Sony will bring the Xperia Z4 to MWC this year, but that’s not going to stop the leaks for the device. The latest images show the front panel of Sony’s upcoming flagship in both white and black, and it looks fairly similar to the Z3 with just a few changes.
The dual front-facing speakers on the device will be split at the top and bottom of the face of the phone, and the sensors and front camera are flipped compared to what we see on the Z3. The camera has moved to the top left of the device, while the other sensors are on the right.
Last week, an LG G4 with a model of LG-VS999 showed up in a system dump with a 3K (2880 x 1620) display fueling speculation that it would be the first smartphone with such a display. However, other system dumps showed a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display, and now three more devices destined for South Korea confirm the Quad HD display.
Thanks to a leak we have some very good looks at the Galaxy S 6 metal chassis. The frame coincides with what we saw in the case leak a few days ago. The heart rate sensor and LED flash will move to the right side (from the bottom) of the camera lens and there extra cutout at the bottom appears to be for a speaker.