It is no secret that OPPO has been working on a bezel-less design for a smartphone. This first showed up in some leaked images for what was believed to be the OPPO R7 and then again for a device that may be the OPPO R5 successor. However, other leaked renders of the R7 did not show the bezel-less design. According to this latest set of images and video, OPPO’s work is more a proof of concept and it is unclear whether the technology will make it into one of their existing lines of devices or will be part of a whole new line. Read more
With the G4 set to debut officially next week, we’ve seen a number of leaks showing off the brand new leather backing the device will sport. While there will be more traditional options, the leather is geared to give a premium feel. If you do decide to purchase the G4 with a leather backing know that a lot of effort went into making the back.
In years past, Nokia was one of the biggest players in the cell phone market. As the world started to move away from regular cell phones to smartphones, Nokia got left behind, but started to claw back with the mobile Windows platform and some dabbling with Android-powered devices. All of that came to a grinding halt though when Microsoft bought out Nokia’s mobile device division. In a speech concerning a new R&D center for Nokia, Nokia China president Mike Wang appears to have confirmed that Nokia will return to the smartphone market in 2016 with Android-powered devices. Read more
Some new images of the Oppo R7 have surfaced and if legitimate, show the device may come equipped with a fingerprint sensor and be built using a metal chassis and frame. The bad news for those who like minimal bezels is that the new renders do not show the bezel-less screen that surfaced in a previously leaked image of the Oppo R7. Read more
It seems there may not be much left for LG to share with the world when they hold their LG G4 launch event next week in New York City. Just in the last day we have seen a leak about pricing for the smartphone and more information about the user interface to join all the previous information that has surfaced. Another tidbit of information that turned up thanks to a site in Iran is that a dual-sim version of the LG G4 exists. Coming from Iran, we think this variant will be available in that country and we would guess it will find its way to other markets where dual-sim devices are commonplace. Read more
The Galaxy S6 has been available to purchase for a couple of weeks now, and if you haven’t read Rob’s review of it yet, you can catch up here. The review said that the Galaxy S6 was ‘knocking on the door of perfection‘, this bodes well for the upcoming Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 because today’s leak says that it will sport a Galaxy S6 inspired design. More details after the break.
A new report out of Korea ahead of next week’s LG G4 release says the forthcoming smartphone will have a slightly curved screen to go with the rest of the hardware packed in to the new device. According to the report, the LG G4 will have a 3000-mm curve to the screen. This level of curvature is also present in other LG devices like the LG Magna and LG Spirit, so the company is not exactly breaking new ground. Read more
Xiaomi has scheduled a “Premier” event for April 23rd in New Delhi when many people expect the company to launch a new device for the global market. The device has been described as a “lite” version of the company’s flagship Mi 4 smartphone and appears to be dubbed the Mi 4i. A lower case “i” has figured prominently in the teasers that Xiaomi has been releasing. Read more
Some leaked internal press renders have surfaced today, allegedly showcasing the design of the long-awaited Xperia Z3 Neo. However, we can’t actually be certain that handset in these shots is the device the leaker specified as one of the images is annotated with the text “Xperia Z The Fourth Generation” — so it could, in fact, be a variant of the recently-announced Xperia Z4.
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The LG G4 is gearing up to be a pretty amazing device. Given that the G3 was heralded as one of the better devices of 2014, the G4 should follow suit and there will be many who will most likely pick it up. That said, it looks like LG is sweeting the pot a little bit by offering a year of free screen replacement if you meet certain criteria.