Things are not great at Sony. The company has been reevaluating its divisions and just announced it would cut jobs from the mobile division. Despite all of this, the company must continue doing business. And, since the mobile division remains in Sony’s hands, the Xperia Z4 is coming. Three model numbers belonging to Sony Xperia handsets have appeared on the Indonesian Postel Regulatory site and one of them seems to be the flagship phone.
The Galaxy Xcover series will be making a return after an absence of more than two years. In January 2013, Samsung launched the Galaxy Xcover 2 and now images and specifications of its successor have leaked. The Galaxy Xcover 3 (SM-G388F) featured a durable design targeted at the most rugged users. Like the Active variants of other Samsung devices, the Galaxy Xcover 3 has three physical buttons for Recents, Home, and Back.
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Earlier in the week an Amazon listing for a Galaxy S 6 case revealed that the heart rate sensor and LED flash will move to the right side (from below) of the rear camera lens. Today a leaked case schematic gives us even more clues such as dimensions and ports.
The Galaxy S 6 is expected to come in at 143.52mm x 70.70mm x 7.19mm, which makes it a little taller, but a little less wider than the Galaxy S 5. Probably more importantly is the thickness, which will be almost a full 1 mm (7.19 vs 8.1 mm).
The LG G4 (LG-VS999) was spotted in a leaked document. That in itself is no big deal, but what is interesting is the display resolution, which is 2880 x 1620.
It’s believed that this device is headed to Verizon since the Verizon G3 had a model number of LG-VS985. Now interestingly enough the AT&T version (LG-H810) was spotted in a UA profile a few days ago with an expected resolution of 2560 x 1440.
The last two years have been quite good for Cyanogen. The company saw its software ship on new hardware and quickly gain praise. All of this made investors eager to become involved with the software developer. Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung, and even Yahoo all were said to have expressed interest in Cyanogen almost six months ago. In October, Google joined those interested but Cyanogen declined what was reportedly an offer to acquire the entire company. Cyanogen wants to operate on its own and keep Android as open as it should be. Of all the companies interested in Cyanogen, it looks like Microsoft has made the most progress.
A few weeks ago we reported that Samsung was forcing TouchWiz to take a crash diet, purportedly bringing the Android overlay to near-Nexus levels of simplicity and vanillaness. Well now we have a few more details on the Korean giant’s plans.
With all the talk of the Galaxy S 6 getting delayed because of the Snapdragon 810 debacle. Samsung’s head of IR, Robert Yi, is easing everyone’s stress by letting us know that everything is on track. Some people believed that the flagship would be delayed not only because of the Snapdragon 810, but also from possible production issues with the metal chassis.
Yesterday it was confirmed that Samsung is dropping the 810 so that delay was nixed, but the metal production was the other piece. Reports indicate that there will be no production issues.
A new season is approaching and that means new devices are to come. From Huawei, it seems as if a new device from the Mate line is coming. On Twitter, leaksfly posted two images of what is allegedly the Mate 7 Compact. It looks much like the original Mate 7 — simplistic design with on-screen buttons and camera/flash rear setup. The rear also includes the same fingerprint scanner below the camera. The original Mate 7 had a 6-inch display, so the Mate 7 Compact could have a display measuring 5.5 or 6-inches.
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Earlier this week, Samsung trademarked four new names for its latest line of entry-level smartphones it’s preparing to launch in the US, and today we’re looking at our first leaked image starring one of the devices. The snapped handset is the Galaxy J1, which is said to be the most affordable of the J-range, and from what we can tell, it seems to be a great little budget-friendly device.