LG G4 Mini spotted in Vodafone database

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Riding on the buzz generated by their new LG G4 flagship smartphone, the manufacturer is rumored to be preparing a smaller version of the device for the mid-range market. A new listing in a Vodafone database for the Hungarian market appears to confirm this is the case. Although a previous listing on a Dutch site showed the device as the LG G4C, the Vodafone listing has it as the LG G4 Mini.

Sources indicate the LG G4 Mini will sport a 5-inch display, possibly only running at a 720p resolution, and will be powered by a Snapdragon 615 processor. The device is expected to be available this summer, possibly as soon as June in some markets.

The listing has since been taken down by Vodafone.

source: Tech2
via: phoneArena

Pre-orders commence for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in the U.K.

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Most U.K. retailers and major carriers have opened the doors to take pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. The available offers reveal some aggressive pricing for buyers willing to enter into two-year contracts. This may be driven by Samsung’s desire to reassert their leadership position in the smartphone market around the globe. Read more

Carriers announce that they will carry the S6 and S6 Edge

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Despite a March 1 announcement, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available after a bit, starting April 10. As such, carriers here in the US and abroad have announced that they will be carrying the new Galaxy flagship. Those include, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint in the US and Vodafone and Three in the UK. As far as pre-paid is concerned there are a few carriers that will carry the new Galaxy.

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Carriers think the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 Edge are better than the iPhone 6 in terms of design

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As one would expect, top officials at mobile carriers get to see devices before they are announced since they have to agree on whether they want to carry the specific devices. In this case, a carrier would have to be completely insane not to carry the Galaxy S 6, but they still go through the motions.

The Korea Herald is reporting that many of the carriers are excited about the Galaxy S 6, as well as the Edge version of the same phone. They even went so far as to say that they are better than the iPhone 6 in terms of design.

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Vodafone will be the exclusive carrier of the LG G Flex 2 in the U.K. (for a few weeks)

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The LG G Flex 2 will have a limited release in the United Kingdom to start. Carrier Vodafone UK announced that it would exclusively offer the G Flex 2 to its customers before anyone else. The window of exclusivity will run for six weeks. Then, the G Flex 2 is fair game for other carriers in the U.K. to sell.

In the United States, both Sprint and AT&T confirmed the G Flex 2’s availability.

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Vodafone UK now rolling out Lollipop update for LG G3

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Vodafone is the first operator in the UK to begin the much-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop update roll out to all its carrier-branded variants of the LG G3 currently located in the region.

All the changes you’d expect to find in Lollipop are bundled into this upgrade, including the recently-announced Material Design guidelines, improved notifications, a smoother multitasking experience and support for multiple user accounts. LG has also revamped a handful of its own, stock applications too.

Hit the break below for the full changelog.

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Vodafone offering gold Samsung Galaxy S 5 in the U.K.

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Gold special editions of smartphones have become a bit of a luxury item for tech-loving consumers in recent years, and Vodafone will add to hype with a gold Samsung Galaxy S 5 in the U.K.

The device will be an exclusive in the region, starting on April 11. If you want your hands on this phone, you’ll have to switch to Vodafone.

Pre-orders will begin March 28. The gold color will make it a total of four color options for consumers: Copper Gold, Charcoal Black, Electric Blue and Shimmering White.

Source: Vodafone

Surprise Surprise, there will be a Galaxy S 5 gold edition

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With Apple offering a gold version of the iPhone, as well as the upcoming All New One, it’s no surprise the Galaxy S 5 will as well. A Screenshot of Vodafone’s inventory system confirms it. Unfortunately we don’t know if this will be a limited edition for certain areas or if it will be a wide release.

Let’s not forget that Samsung also offered a couple of gold Galaxy S 4 variants, but not for many months after the initial launch. This time, it should be available right away. So is gold the new black?

source: GSMArena

Verizon to close Vodafone deal on February 21, ‘One Verizon’ will be formed as a result of the takeover

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Last year, Verizon agreed to buy Vodafone’s 45% stake in Verizon Wireless for a whopping $130 billion which will give Verizon full control over its wireless operations. According to FierceWirelessVerizon will finally close the deal on February 21. Verizon Wireless’ long successes in the U.S wireless market has attracted Verizon to acquire them. It might also be due to the pressure from its rivals in the market. T-Mobile is offering to pay customers early termination fees if they switch to T-Mobile, AT&T is providing discounts on its Mobile Share family plan, and Sprint recently started offering the cheaper “Framily” plan. As a result, Verizon is also hoping to profit from its acquisition of Verizon Communications and compete efficiently in the market. Read more