Sony will be holding a press conference at the upcoming MWC 2016 trade show, just like it normally does. Unfortunately, the next Xperia flagship won’t make an appearance. However, Sony may be prepping some other handsets for a release. Yesterday, a render leaked of what appears to be a yet to be release Sony-branded smartphone.
It’s safe to say that LG’s done a pretty poor job of keeping its upcoming flagship smartphone of 2016 under wraps. We first caught wind of the G5 when the South Korean company sent out invitations to an event it’s holding on Sunday, February 21, then a leaked User Agent profile surfaced online disclosing the handset’s model number, and last week a report was published, together with some purported renders, exhibiting the device featuring an all-metal build and a slide out battery not dissimilar to the BlackBerry Priv’s hardware keyboard.
Now, however, we’ve got our first glimpse at the G5 in its entirety. Read more
As most of you know, there have been many rumors and leaks associated with HTC’s upcoming One A9 handset. Originally, the handset was rumored to boost flagship type specifications, but recent leaks have indicated a mid-range handset. Today, we received our first glimpse of the upcoming handset and boy does it have a bezel.
Some new images of the Oppo R7 have surfaced and if legitimate, show the device may come equipped with a fingerprint sensor and be built using a metal chassis and frame. The bad news for those who like minimal bezels is that the new renders do not show the bezel-less screen that surfaced in a previously leaked image of the Oppo R7. Read more
For the past year or two, I’ve always felt Sony’s Xperia Z line has been the most underrated of Android flagships. Thus, I’ve been eagerly waiting to see what they have in mind for their Xperia Z4 device – which brings us to the image above. As you can see, a new Sony render has surfaced and could possibly be our first look at the upcoming Xperia Z4 that’s slated to be unveiled this April with a Summer release. Read more
A few days ago some renders of the HTC One M9 surfaced that appeared to show the device from just about every angle. Twitter tipster @upleaks has now posted a couple marketing pieces that show the device and likely confirm the accuracy of the early leaked images. One of the images was prepared for Qualcomm to help highlight the use of their Snapdragon processor in the smartphone. The other image is for use in an Asian market. Read more
For the third time in recent weeks a leaked image purports to show the design of the camera to be included in the forthcoming OPPO N3 and this one shows the third design we have now seen for the camera. The initial leak revealed a device with a barrel type enclosure along the top edge of the device to house the camera. The second leak showed a standard looking device with a camera that would rotate within the frame. This third leak shows a camera that pops out from a slot in the side of the smartphone similar to a SIM card slot. Read more
A couple days ago an image of the forthcoming Oppo N3 smartphone surfaced that showed a very unique design for the top edge of the device housing the camera and possibly some speakers. Today a new image has surfaced that shows a much more conservative design that is quite different when compared to the previously leaked image. This image shows the back of the device with the top edge taking a more traditional form for smartphones.
With Sony on a path of releasing at least two flagship devices each year, about six months apart, we are waiting for the pending release of the Xperia Z3 following the Xperia Z2 from earlier this year. However, we have word about another high-end Sony device that is supposedly coming out some time in 2015. The device is supposedly a Sony Xperia Z3X and it is unclear whether it will be a successor to the Xperia Z3 or a variant. Read more
Case manufacturer Spigen posted on Google+ today a render of a Nexus 5 sporting a Neo Hybrid case. The ad copy encourages fans to “Be Ready” for the Nexus 5 “Revolution.” Spigen has already obtained a listing on Amazon for the case, though most of the information was just a placeholder.
Case manufacturers and other accessory manufacturers often receive units or drawings in advance of a product launch so they can have their wares available on the day of release. The posting of this image is a good sign that we are only a few weeks away from the release of the Nexus 5.