Reports in the past have suggested that Samsung will utilize a metal unibody design on the Galaxy S6 much like what we saw on the Galaxy Alpha and the subsequently launched A series of smartphones.
A leaked document from Verizon shows a device codenamed “LG-VK815″ listed next to other Verizon Wireless tablets: LG-VK410 and LGV700.
The 815 seems to be a step up of sorts from the original LG G Pad 8.3′s codename, 810. This could be suggesting the 815 is a new G pad tablet coming from Verizon — of course this is all very speculative, but it’s something to keep an eye out for nonetheless.
Reports are starting to trickle out onto the Internet about Nexus 6 devices that are falling apart. Owners are reporting the back covers are coming off of the units although the reason has not yet been identified. In some cases it appears to be a problem with the glue that Motorola used to affix the back covers. However, others are reporting their batteries are swelling to the point they cause the covers to pop off.
A new set of straps are available directly from Motorola for its Moto 360 smartwatch. The premium leather straps come from DODO in four different color options: blue, green, red, and tan. The product listing says that the DODO premium leather straps are suitable for day-to-day use or formal attire. The price is set high at $59, but that is expected for something labeled as premium leather.
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Bringing home a new device can be expensive. Whether it is paying the full retail price or even signing a contract, a fair amount of money is required. Fortunately, carriers are starting to do what they can to spread costs for customers. The Sprint Lease program provides customers with a new device without any money being paid upfront. Instead, the lease lasts for twenty-four months and customers have a choice to make at the end of it. They can extend the lease with the current device, purchase the current device outright, sign a new lease with a different device, or walk away from Sprint altogether.
Late last year, the program launched with two Samsung devices. Now, another Samsung device as well as one from LG are joining the Sprint Lease program. Leasing the Galaxy Note 4 will cost $25 per month and the LG G3 has a monthly charge of $15. Two devices with impressive specifications will relatively low monthly payments. Not too bad considering the benefits of the Sprint Lease program.
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More news has surfaced about the Samsung Galaxy S 6, possibly the next major flagship device to be announced this year. With so many people looking forward to seeing what Samsung does with the next version of their flagship Galaxy S device, we expect to see lots of leaks about specs and other device details like the news about the use of Samsung Exynos chip in the Galaxy S 6 or a touch-based fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy S 6. One area sure to get a lot of attention is the type of screen that Samsung gives the devices. A new user agent profile file for the AT&T variant indicates the Galaxy S 6 will get a Quad HD display as expected.
We are seeing more and more manufacturers moving to Quad HD as the minimum resolution for a top-tier device, so it is really no surprise to see this confirmed for the Galaxy S 6. Unfortunately, the UAProf file does not reveal the size of the screen, only that it will be running at 2560 x 1440 resolution. There has been some suggestions that Samsung may bump up the screen size to something like 5.5-inches which would be on par with the LG G3. Going that large though may turn off some buyers who are not looking for such a large device. Whatever size the screen ends up being, it should be stunning with the 2K display capability.
HTC has been busy sending out invitations to a major launch it’s holding on Sunday, March 1, in Barcelona. Unfortunately, the manufacturer doesn’t specify what exactly will be unveiled at this event, but my money’s on the arrival of the One M8′s new and eagerly-awaited sibling, expected to be named the One M9.
It has been reported that the Snapdragon 810 chip is having an issue with overheating and therefore will be delayed. At the same time, we have already had two phones get announced that utilize the said chip. DigiTimes is now reporting that everything is on schedule.
Now DigiTimes isn’t always the greatest when it comes to things like this, so you might want to hold off jumping for joy so quickly. Their reasoning is that the LG G Flex 2 and the Xiaomi Mi Note and Mi Note Pro have been announced with no delays so how could their be a problem? They also site “information gathered” as another reason. The problem here is that last week, JP Morgan analysts came out and said there is an issue. For analysts from JP Morgan to say something like that, there has to be some credibility to it.
Earlier today, an unannounced Sony smartphone passed through Japan’s official certification authority — the RRA (Radio Research Agency). Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we could potentially be looking at the upcoming Xperia Z4 — a revamped model of the company’s flagship smartphone of 2014.