It seems there may not be much left for LG to share with the world when they hold their LG G4 launch event next week in New York City. Just in the last day we have seen a leak about pricing for the smartphone and more information about the user interface to join all the previous information that has surfaced. Another tidbit of information that turned up thanks to a site in Iran is that a dual-sim version of the LG G4 exists. Coming from Iran, we think this variant will be available in that country and we would guess it will find its way to other markets where dual-sim devices are commonplace. Read more
Yesterday, three major operators in South Korea, SK Telecom, KT and LG U+, launched a pre-order campaign, in which a select number of early-adopters could reserve themselves an LG G4 for $825. However, the price of the device sparked a plethora of questions from potential customers all over the world as to why it was so expensive, seeing as the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 retails for $795.
The latest version of the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition will be compatible with both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Samsung announced it briefly at their Unpacked event in March, and they have followed up with availability details for the U.S.
Pre-orders will start tomorrow, April 24 at BestBuy.com, with the ability to purchase one at either BestBuy.com or Samsung.com starting Friday, May 8. BestBuy stores will also carry the device starting on Friday, May 15. They will also offer demonstrations so you can try it before you buy it. It’s not clear how many Bed Buy stores will actually carry it, but the press release does say that it will expand into hundreds of stores over the summer.
It seems that everyone is busy announcing new mobile networks lately, what with Google unveiling its Project Fi network yesterday in the States, and now we have Carphone Warehouse (CPW) taking the covers of its iD mobile network in the UK. Just like Google, CPW has decided against the great cost of building its own mobile network infrastructure and has instead partnered with the Three Network. Read more
By now you’ve probably heard an awful lot about Google’s announcement about providing a new network called Project Fi. The network piggybacks off of Sprint’s and T-Mobile‘s networks and supports making calls and texts over a WiFi connection when an LTE signal isn’t detected. If you’re considering your options as to whether to ditch your current provider and join Project Fi, you might want to check the signal coverage map first to see if you’re covered.
Recently, OnePlus announced that you can now buy the OnePlus One handset without needing to worry about its frustrating invite system. And today, as a way of celebrating its 1st birthday, we have news that OnePlus have discounted their accessories by 50% for today only. The OnePlus One will also be discounted by one (1!) unit of your local currency in a symbolic gesture. Finally, you can also win some prizes by entering the #NeverSettle Party, in which your can win T-shirts or even a OnePlus One handset and power bank bundle.
Just a few days ago, we ran a story about how Xiaomi was preparing to release a new handset called the Mi 4i at a press event in New Delhi, India. If you would like to keep abreast of the ‘i is coming‘ event we have the link for the Live Stream coverage just after the break.
LG has already shown off some of what the G4 will be able to do ahead of the official announcement, and today they’ve released a second video detailing quite a bit about the camera, plus a few other things their 2015 flagship will be capable of. Read more
Two of the world’s most popular devices were not able to work with Android Auto prior to today. An update to Google Play Services, which is rolling out right now, bring’s support for Google’s automobile-focused platform to the Galaxy S6 (which we reviewed) and Galaxy S6 Edge. Other devices were (and still are) left out from Android Auto support, but Google did the right thing by adding two Samsung devices that millions of consumers will purchase this year and next.
Samsung consistently produces advertisements between commercials and high-profile displays to promote its flagship devices. It certainly helps that Samsung has massively deep pockets to do so. So the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are going to receive plenty of Samsung’s attention through the rest of 2015 and into next year. The latest ad focuses on the vivid 5.1-inch display that has 2560×1440 resolution. Those numbers translate to the Galaxy S6 having nearly six hundred pixels per inch.
Hit the break to see the ad.