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

Video surfaces online showcasing the design of a dummy One M9+

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The upscaled version of HTC’s flagship smartphone of 2015, the One (M9), has been the subject of a lot of speculation for a while now. Leaks have been plentiful and, consequently, we’ve learnt quite a bit about the devices specifications from press renders and prematurely published spec sheets.

Now, however, we’re finally getting a first-hand look at the design of the One M9+.

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Early Meizu MX5 rumors point to high res camera, fingerprint sensor

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It may seem a little early in the cycle given that Meizu’s last flagship device, the Meizu MX4, just launched last fall, but there are some early rumors already floating around about a successor, likely to be the Meizu MX5. We know that Sony has already moved to a faster than annual update cycle, so we may not have to wait until next fall for the Meizu MX5 if they are looking to employ a similar strategy. When it gets here, it could be equipped with a fingerprint sensor and a whopping 41 MP camera sensor. Read more

HTC Butterfly 3 could get 5.2-inch Quad HD display

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When HTC launches the HTC One (M9), if history is any indication, they will also release a new device in Japan as part of their Butterfly line of devices. These devices typically mirror HTC’s main flagship devices and sometimes have even better specs. A new leak from @upleaks suggests that may be the case this time around.

We have already seen indications that HTC is working on a Butterfly 3 device to succeed the Butterfly 2. New information suggests the device will come with a 5.2-inch Quad HD display. A display that small running 2560 x 1440 resolution should put the PPI up around 565.

Unfortunately, HTC usually limits their Butterfly line of devices to Japan and sometimes a limited release in some other Asian markets.

source: @upleaks

Unannounced Sony Xperia E4 pictured alongside Z1 Compact

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Sony’s forthcoming sequel to its popular budget-friendly smartphone, the Xperia E3, is expected to be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. However, following months of secrecy, the Xperia E4 has now been surreptitiously snapped, and the resulting shots leaked — revealing much of the handset’s appearance and specifications.

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