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

Mysterious Xiaomi device with 2000mAh battery suggests thin device

xiaomiA Xiaomi phone with model number 2014910 made its way through TENNA today with a 2,000mAh battery in tow. This could very well suggest that the next phone coming from the company will be a thinner device. The device appears to be in testing so specs are unknown but the device is rumored to sport a Snapdragon 615, and 2GB of RAM.

That said, there’s not much to go on. It could possibly be a new mid-range device, or a sub-series of a current line. We’ll update you when we know more, so keep it locked here.

source: gizchina

Samsung Fingers may actually be an upcoming product


In April, Samsung humorously announced the fictional Fingers smart glove. While it was definitely funny to think about at the time, Samsung seems to be serious about a similar device. In January of last year, the company filed to patent a smart glove. The title for the application is “FINGER MOTION RECOGNITION GLOVE USING CONDUCTIVE MATERIALS AND METHOD THEREOF.” Unsurprisingly, the device is loaded with sensors. It is unlikely that this device will debut anytime soon; however, the patent filing shows that Samsung was not laughing too much when it teased Fingers.

Source: USPTO
Via: Phone Arena

LG shows off smartphone with Active Bending dual-edge display


Up to this point, LG has only offered one form of a flexible display in a smartphone. The G Flex and G Flex 2 are curved vertically. Samsung, on the other hand, has offered a horizontal curved display in the Galaxy Round as well as the Galaxy Note Edge, which features a curved edge display. It looks like LG will be joining the curved edge party based on a prototype that was shown at CES behind closed doors.

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HTC One (M9) in China could feature a processor from MediaTek


Take a look at the processor in any Android device in the United States and there is a very good chance that a Qualcomm Snapdragon is found. The same cannot be said for devices in other parts of the world though. Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Intel, and MediaTek will all be fighting to power devices in different regions. With the next HTC flagship in China, MediaTek is reportedly supplying the processor. The exact reason behind HTC’s decision to go with MediaTek is unknown, but there have been rumors that Snapdragon 810 production is rocky. By splitting the work among two suppliers, HTC can deliver a global launch.

Source: China Times
Via: G 4 Games

ZTE Nubia Z9 leaks again, further showing thin side bezels


In 2015, a new wave of flagship devices are going to arrive. It seems that the Nubia Z9 will be the flagship device for ZTE this year. The handset leaked in November and, today, it has done the same. We see that ZTE is pushing for incredibly thin bezels on the sides; however, the top and bottom bezels are quite large. It is definitely something that ZTE should look into fixing (if this is indeed the Nubia Z9).

The debut for the ZTE Nubia Z9 is likely at MWC 2015 in February.

Source: Weibo
Via: Android Headlines

Here’s the complete list of model numbers for the Galaxy S 6


The Galaxy S 6 will be here in less than two months, and you know it will be available on just about every carrier in the world. The full list of model numbers has leaked, which means you can start combing through benchmark sites and the FCC for more information about Samsung’s next great phone. If you do find anything, please let us know.

Now one thing that is very interesting with this list is that there are two model numbers for most carriers. For example, AT&T has SM-G920A and SM-G925A. This could mean that an “Edge” version of the S6 is definitely going to happen. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Hit the break for the full list.

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