New cases surfacing on Amazon reveal LG G5 details

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The LG G5 is set to be announced later this month in conjunction with MWC 2016 and the device is expected to bring some big changes to the design of LG’s flagship. One group that looks forward to the release of any new smartphone is accessory manufacturers. This is especially true when there are significant changes that will prevent the use of prior generation accessories as it creates an open market for new sales. Case makers are probably excited to see the new LG G5 launch approach and have already started loading up sites like Amazon with their wares. That is good for us as these listings help reveal what LG has in store for us. Read more

Sony will skip Android 5.1 and roll out a direct Marshmallow update for the Xperia M4 Aqua

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If you cast your mind back to June 2015, you may recall that Sony detailed a list of devices scheduled to receive the Android 5.1 update. Sadly for Xperia M4 Aqua owners, the handset appeared to be missing from the lineup. However, in October, a leaked roadmap surfaced disclosing that the M4 Aqua would, instead, make a leap directly from Android 5.0 to Android 6.0, but poor credibility of the source guaranteed we took the information with a hefty pinch of salt. Today, though, the Japanese company confirmed that it will be doing just that.

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Motorola’s now selling the Moto 360 Sport through the Google Store in Canada

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Motorola has just launched the latest iteration of its Moto 360 smartwatch, the Sport, on the Google Store in Canada. The device has been available to purchase in the region exclusively from Best Buy in various colors for the past couple of weeks, but it’s now listed on the search engine giant’s official Android Wear page in the gorgeous black colorway for $379.99 CAD ($280 USD).

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Huawei teases the Honor 7 Premium, coming to Europe later this year (Updated with specs)

20160204_152048 (2)Fresh from launching the Honor 5X in Europe today from just €229/£169, Huawei is not content to rest on its laurels. With the Honor 7 having proven popular in Europe, the Chinese electronics manufacturer has today announced it will be launching a new version of the handset, called the Honor 7 Premium. It might not be an entirely original name, but if it follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, Huawei could be on to another winner. Read more

Sony will distribute its dual-lens camera technology to several “major smartphone players” later this year

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One of Sony’s most profitable areas is its image sensor sector. The company has provided camera units for a large number of high-profile flagship smartphones for various manufacturers, including HTC, LG and even Samsung over the course of the past 5-years. That’s why it comes as no surprise to learn that the firm’s brand new deep-focus dual-lens camera technology will be making its way to several products from “major smartphone players” later this year.

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Benchmark shows Xiaomi’s Mi 5 having a 5.7-inch display

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Less than three weeks away from Xiaomi’s February 24 launch event for the Mi 5 and today we’re getting a better idea of what the handset will offer. On GFXBench, alleged specifications for the Mi 5 were revealed and perhaps most surprising the size of the display. The handset was originally believed to have a 5.2-inch display, but this benchmark shows its display being 5.7 inches. Xiaomi’s Mi Note series already features displays of that size, so it’d be a little confusing to see the Mi 5 have such a large display.

Hit the break and we’ll take a look at the alleged specifications.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge pass through the FCC 

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Earlier today, a couple of unannounced Samsung-branded smartphones bearing the model numbers SM-G930A and SM-G935A passed through the United States of America’s official cellular certification authority, the FCC. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen these two model numbers, though. Back in November, we reported that the International variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will have these identification digits attached when they’re finally introduced to us on Sunday, February 21.

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