Google IO 2015 Coverage

Huawei bringing fingerprint scanner to budget smartphone

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A new budget smartphone from Huawei leaked this morning with some interesting hardware reportedly inside and a truly budget price. Perhaps the most notable item included in the new device is a push-to-read fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. That is followed closely by word that the device will be capable of supporting all network bands. Read more

Leaked product packaging reveals that OnePlus is working on a new product

 

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A few days ago, OnePlus sent out invitations to an exclusive event it’s holding in Beijing, China, on Thursday, May 28, to introduce its brand new operating system, hydrogenOS.

However, it looks like the Chinese manufacturer may also be gearing up to unveil a little something extra at the press conference if a set of images, which surfaced online earlier today, allegedly showcasing the packaging of a new product are anything to go by.

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Latest rumor says Sony Xperia Z4 to have metal chassis, fingerprint scanner

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While we wait for April 20th to roll around to see whether Sony goes ahead and officially announces the Sony Xperia Z4 smartphone, a new rumor has surfaced with some new details about the device. According to sources, the Z4 will join the ranks of devices constructed of an all-metal body. If true, it is not clear what Sony will do for the back cover as the Z series of devices have had a glass back that Sony developed. Read more

HTC Butterfly 3 will be an Asian exclusive

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In news that is not very surprising, Twitter tipster @upleaks is claiming the HTC Butterfly 3 will be an exclusive to Asian markets. This is consistent with HTC’s strategy for their Butterfly line of devices which tend to be limited to the Japanese market or Asian markets. The Butterfly devices are usually similar, but maybe a tad better in a couple areas, than HTC’s flagship devices that are released to the rest of the world. Read more