HTC Hima Ace Plus specs leak, a bigger version of the Hima


As we await the announcement of the HTC Hima or HTC One (M9), we are now getting word on what is being referred to as the Hima Ace Plus. The Ace Plus will supposedly be a larger version of the Hima, or as some like to call, a phablet. If you remember, HTC came out with the One Max a year and half ago, which was a larger One (M7), however, they didn’t release a larger One (M8).

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TouchWiz to Become Less … Wizzy, More Nexus-Like?


Perhaps bowing to immense pressure and boatloads of frustrated user reviews, Samsung appears to be stripping down its TouchWiz overlay of Android for the upcoming Galaxy S6, bringing it closer in line with stock Android. As one industry source stated, “We are aiming to get rid of unnecessary functions and simplify our UI at the level of Google’s Nexus 6.”

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Xiaomi will launch the Redmi Note 2 on January 15th

RedMi NoteWe’re hearing tons of rumors about what’s pegged for Xiaomi’s event on the 15th,¬†and it looks like a Redmi Note successor will be making an official appearance. The company released a teaser puzzle for a new device that confirms a Redmi Note 2.

The puzzle mentions several new features on the device, including a thinner and lighter design, better sound speakers, and a bigger screen, among other things. Xiaomi is playing up the fact that the Redmi Note 2 will feature an all-glass construction, which may end up showcasing a curved design, too.
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Not one but two Galaxy S 6 phones to be announced in March along with a circular smartwatch


The Galaxy S phone usually gets announced around February or March, so it’s no surprise that the plan remains the same this year. Reports indicate a March release at Mobile World Congress, but what might be different this time is that we could see two variants of the Galaxy S 6 get announced this year.

It’s been rumored before, but it looks like Samsung will release a curved edge display version of the Galaxy S 6 along with the “regular” version. Whether it will be one curved edge, like the Galaxy Note Edge or be a double curved edge remains to be seen, but I suspect with LG showing off a dual curved edge prototype at CES, Samsung is likely going to try their best at being the first to market.

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Apple processor order for smartwatches appears to be with Samsung


There is certainly no love lost between Apple and Samsung after years of contentious courtroom battles. In a sign of how severe the dislike between the companies was, at one point Apple decided to seek other manufacturers of processor chips for their mobile devices instead of continuing with one of the biggest suppliers on the block, Samsung. Despite that enmity, which has been cooling recently, business is business. In this case, Apple is trying to get a smartwatch out to market and that means they need chips for the devices. A new report indicates Apple has decided to utilize Samsung as the supplier for their forthcoming wearable.
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Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 launching in Europe


Consumers in Europe searching for a handset with a more premium feel will be excited to know that Samsung plans to release the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 there. Despite facing production issues at the start, Samsung will launch the two handsets in Europe. Samsung has not publicly confirmed its plans to do so; however, firmware for European versions of the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 surfaced online. Clearly, this means that their arrival is imminent.

Via: SamMobile