Huawei rumored to offering Samsung designers more money and higher level positions to work for them

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Is Huawei trying to steal away Samsung’s designers and technicians? If so, you certainly can’t blame them for the effort as Samsung is most certainly poised to have their most successful Galaxy S ever with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The refined and refreshed look of the S6 and S6 Edge seems to have caught Huawei’s attention as reports are coming that the company is not only offering more money, but higher level positions are also being dangled to Samsung’s design engineers. More independence is also rumored to be promised to these candidates which is essentially an engineers/designers dream. If these people were to take Huawei’s offer, you certainly can’t blame them.

Do you guys think Samsung’s own engineers can steer Huawei into a serious contender in the mobile phone industry?

source: Korea Times

 

[Video] Samsung USA officially unboxes the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge via a promo video

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Samsung USA has taken it upon their YouTube account to officially unbox their two new flagships in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge via a pretty cool promo video. With all the coverage these two devices are getting in the recent weeks, I’m sure you are well familiar with them both. If not, check out the videos below and let us know what you think! 
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OnePlus adding two handsets this year

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The OnePlus One has remained the company’s sole handset on the market for nearly an entire year. Technology in the mobile industry has advanced and it is time for OnePlus to revitalize its offering. Bloomberg, after spending time at OnePlus’ Shenzhen headquarters, has learned that the company will introduce two handset to the market this year. The first handset is expected to arrive in the third quarter of 2015 while the other, which will be cheaper, is set for the end of the year.

Source: Bloomberg

T-Mobile’s release of Lollipop for the LG G2 starts today

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Starting today, T-Mobile customers with the LG G2 will begin to receive a software update. It unsurprisingly is for Lollipop. The carrier says that the update will take place between April 14 and May 22, but we assume everyone will be updated fairly quick. The changelog issued by T-Mobile only states that Android 5.0 Lollipop is among the new features.

Let us know in the comments when you receive the over-the-air (OTA) update.

Source: T-Mobile

With great power comes great cost for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge brings a lot of new innovation to the smartphone market and a new breakdown of the cost to produce the phone by research firm IHS reveals that innovation comes at relatively high cost. IHS recently took a look at the 64GB Verizon variant of the Galaxy S6 edge and estimated the cost for parts and assembly was about $290. That puts the Galaxy S6 edge about $34 per unit more than last year’s Galaxy S 5 and much higher than Apple’s iPhone 6 which is estimated to cost $247 to produce. The Galaxy S6 edge is currently retailing for $699 off contract. “This phone costs less than an iPhone to buy, but it costs Samsung more to build,” says IHS analyst Andrew Rassweiler.
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HTC limits customers in India to HTC One M9+, announces other new devices

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Although the HTC One M9 is considered the company’s latest “flagship” device, HTC has decided not to offer it in India. Instead, HTC will only be making its slightly larger version, the HTC One M9+, available to customers in India. HTC says the device will be available starting in early May at a price of ₹52,500 (≈ $842 USD). Many think this is a move by HTC to provide a device that can compete more favorably with the Samsung Galaxy S6.
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Sony Xperia Z4 could get announced on April 20

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We have seen a number of Xperia Z4 leaks so an announcement has to be immanent right? Well apparently it will be announced in Japan on April 20.

The Xperia Z4 will look much like the Xperia Z3 and is rumored to sport a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) or Quad HD display (2560 x 1440) display, an octa-core Snapdragon 810, 4 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 20.7 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.


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