LG G4 Spotted for Benchmark Packing Snapdragon 808

Most of LG’s rivals have already launched their 2015 flagship smartphones (Sony excluded), but the Korean company is playing a patient game before launching the G4. Like last year, LG knows where its opponents in the market are and what they offer, the company will be hoping to strike gold again like it did with the G3. The LG G4 is expected in April and its launch seems a lot more probable now that it is showing up for benchmarks.

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HTC Announces One E9+ for Asia, More Flagship than One M9?

A month after announcing its latest flagship, and even before it has hit stores, HTC has launched a superior smartphone. Sure, the One M9 landed last month at MWC and was much of the same, which meant a very stellar smartphone indeed, if a little disappointing for some. The Taiwanese company has now unveiled the One E9+, a handset that matches the One M9 in hardware and even betters it in some cases.

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Apple Working on iPhone 6c 4-inch Smartphone

There have been growing rumors over the last week that Apple will launch three iPhone mobiles this year, an iPhone 7 (possibly iPhone 6s), iPhone 7 Plus, and a new small 4-inch handset. Unlike most iPhone rumors, this one seems a little more credible considering the iPhone 4c is now a couple of years old and is need of a refresh.

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ZenFone 3 to Carry Fingerprint Sensor

The high end variant of the ZenFone 2 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD screen and 4GB of RAM, it is a flagship botherer and like the OnePlus One it is very affordable as well. However, while the device is still young ASUS is already working up on a follow up that will up the spec ante even more and make the ZenFone even more compelling.

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Xiaomi $80 Smartphone Coming April 8th

China Mobile accidently leaked (an executive posted an image) of the rumored new low cost smartphone coming from Xiaomi. The handset is supposedly running on a Leadcore CPU and will cost the bargain price of $80 ISD. The device has passed through TENAA, the Chinese version of the FCC, and is certified for sale.

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Apple Watch Edition: Get the Star Treatment

For a smartwatch, Apple’s standard Apple Watch is pricey, but the Apple Watch Edition is on another level entirely, with a price tag starting at $10,000. So, what exactly do you get for that money? The same features and specs as the normal Apple Watch, but you also get premium materials such as 18k gold and leather. On top of that Apple has revealed more details about the Edition.

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OnePlus 2 will be “really influential flagship”

OnePlus is known to be working on its next flagship smartphone (as well as a mid-range device) and the company give some more information about the handset. During an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei was asked about the next flagship and had the following to say.

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BlackBerry Makes Profit, Revenue Declines

It was widely predicted by analysts that BlackBerry would record a dire fourth quarter. However, just like during the third period, the Canadian company confounded those predictions and shocked Wall Street with a profit of $28 million for its Q4 ending February 28th.

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BlackBerry Leap Hands On Video

BlackBerry raised the curtain on the BlackBerry Leap, the company’s latest smartphone. The Canadian brand has now released a video that shows of the new handset, which comes with new features such as BlackBerry Assistant and BlackBerry Blend, the latter of which lets you view your content from phone to PC.

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“Patent Troll” Wins as Motorola Found Guilty of Patent Infringement

Motorola has been found guilty of infringing a patent related to MMS technology by a jury in Delaware. The technology is used for multimedia texting on mobile products and the patent in question was owned by Intellectual Ventures, a company that is unsurprisingly known for patents it holds on intellectual properties.

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