Sony Xperia Z4, Z4 Compact, Z4 Ultra, and Z4 Tablet information surfaces

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Sony is the first company to announce it is holding an event at CES 2015. There, it is expected that new devices will be introduced to the Xperia line. To be exact, new phones and a tablet are going to be unveiled. Sony could be opting with CES 2015 for announcements as it allows the company to get ahead of everyone else doing so at Mobile World Congress in February. You will not have to wait until January, though, to find out what Sony has up its sleeve. Why? Because someone decided to spill the beans on the Xperia Z4, Z4 Compact, Z4 Ultra, and Z4 Tablet.

Hit the break to find out what is to come from Sony next year.


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Meizu MX4 Pro shows up in clear photos one week before launch

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The MX4 Pro is expected to be announced formally on November 19. Although there is about one week until that time, a lot can happen. In the mobile industry, more time means more leaks. That is what happened here. The handset from Meizu showed up online in one lucky person’s hand. It certainly shows its size, a measurement said to be around the 5.4- or 5.5-inch mark. The back panel is pretty simple. It has just a circular camera lens cutout and below that is the flash. The front side will not be much different, but a fingerprint sensor is expected.

Source: Gizchina
Via: GSMArena

Potential ZTE Nubia Z9 photo shows incredibly thin bezels on the sides

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What do we have here? Maybe the Nubia Z9. Someone snapped a photo (above) of what is potentially the upcoming flagship ZTE smartphone. On the left and right sides, there are incredibly thin bezels. The top and right, though, not so much. It has giant white space. So this device is going to beĀ tall. The top features the camera, ambient light sensor, and earpiece. The bottom is bare as it only has the Nubia series’ home button.

Nothing is confirmed at this time, but this could be an indication that we are going to find out more soon.

Source: Weibo
Via: GSMArena

Samsung will invest in $3 billion smartphone plant in Vietnam

Samsung_Galaxy_Note_4_Front_Samsung_Logo_TAAccording to a report from Reuters, Samsung is looking to invest several billion dollars into building a smartphone manufacturing plant in Vietnam soon. The company already owns a $2 billion smartphone plant in the Thai Nguyen province, which is where the second, $3 billion plant will be built. Right now, that 3 billion number is just an estimate, as Samsung is still in talks with the Vietnamese government to make the plans official.
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Here’s how Android Lollipop differs from KitKat on the Galaxy S 4

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Last week, we were able to see what the Android Lollipop update will look like on the Galaxy S 4, but if you want a more detailed comparison with the current KitKat version, you’ve come to the right place. Sam Mobile put together a video detailing the differences as well as some screenshots.

The overall look of the UI will be the same, but the core apps will get updated with Material Design and a lot of the functionality gets improved. There are a notable amount of performance improvements as well.

We have a bunch of screenshots and the video after the break.


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Lollipop firmware for Polish variant of the LG G3 leaked

LG_G3_Back_Rear_Controls_LG_Logo_TALG has already announced that they’re close to pushing out the Android Lollipop update for the G3 in Poland, but for those of you that just really cannot wait, a leaked build of the update has shown up on XDA.

The firmware is currently only available for the F400S model of the G3, which means it won’t work on every single variant. However, the good news is that it gives others a base to work with, so it’s pretty likely we’ll see it ported to other versions of LG’s flagship pretty quickly. If you’re stuck with a device that’s going to be a few months behind the update curve, this is a good thing.
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LG ‘H Series’ with Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming

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Having the latest version of Android running right out of the box is a beautiful thing. It cuts out having to deal with software updates early on. A new batch a devices from LG, currently going by H Series, will have Lollipop sweetness ready to go. The specifications for such devices are going to be on the low-end. The display resolution, revealed in a user agent profile, was listed as 1280×720.

The H Series from LG is expected to launch in the United States early next year. The only carrier at this time to be offering one of its devices is AT&T.

Via: My LG Phones

LG trademarks multiple names for possible future smart phones

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A week ago Tuesday (Oct. 28) LG applied for several trademarks for possible names of upcoming phones. Some of the names trademarked look to be a part of LG’s upcoming G series including the G Chocolate, G Black, G Plus, and G Tao. Other names include Leon, Comet and Magna. All were trademarked with the US Patent Office under the mobile phones category. Other than that, nothing much to see. We’ll update you when we find out more.

source: My LG Phones

Verizon will carry the kid-friendly LG Kizon smartwatch

KizonWhen LG announced the child-tracking Kizon smartwatch, we weren’t really sure what carriers would pick the wearable up. Thanks to an FCC filing earlier today, though, we’ve got a pretty strong hint that Verizon will be offering the smartwatch later this year.

The filing lists the device with the model number LG-VC100, and some information from the Kizon PC Reset Tool confirms that it should be a Verizon variant of the watch. Verizon hasn’t made anything official, but I think we can expect an announcement sooner rather than later.

source: My LG Phones