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LG reveals G4 video ads, coming to a TV near you

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If anyone still hasn’t hear, although we highly doubt that with all the fuss, the LG G4 is official. The announcement was made on April 28 and there are even preorders, already available for the device in both its leather and plastic back variants.

Naturally the Korean company is now launching a PR campaign to promote its new flagship. TV commercials are a large part of any such undertaking and just a few days after the launch, LG is already showcasing the clips it will be running. Read more »

LG details the G4 by the numbers in an infographic

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LG’s latest flagship smartphone, the G4, has been official for a couple of days now, and crowds have been raving about its design and features. In its latest infographic the company has focused on the more quantifiable aspects of its latest offspring and has presented us the LG G4 by the numbers.

We know already that LG is very proud of its camera and the infographic puts a strong emphasis on its features. The quick power up time, extensive manual adjustments and bright aperture are all shown off in numbers. Read more »

Microsoft shares new Windows 10 design for phones

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Microsoft made a bunch of announcements such as the Microsoft Edge, Windows Universal Platform, Continuum, and more at the BUILD 2015 conference. While the conference was mostly about desktop platform, Joe Belfoire, VP for Operating Systems Group promised to share more about Windows 10 for phones.

Now Microsoft shared a quick look at the upcoming design changes in the user interface with the Windows 10 for phones. The new design language has been created for more flexible controls – in Microsoft terms “Adaptive UX”. Read more »

BlackBerry offering discount on select BlackBerry 10 smartphones in India

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BlackBerry has announced a limited period Loyalty Program for its customers in India, allowing them to purchase select BlackBerry 10 smartphones, including the Passport, Z30, Z3, and Classic, at a discount of up to INR 10,000 ($158). They’ll also get assured JPMiles from JetPrivilege.

In addition, the Canadian company is also offering 1 GB data free for 2 months on purchase of the Z3 and 2 GB data free for 2 months on purchase of the Z30, Classic, or Passport. Read more »

LG G4 official product video is out, shot from a drone

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LG G4 premiered yesterday and it looks quite promising. While the screen’s specs stay the same – a 5.5″ Quad HD unit, the panel is of a new Quantum variety for a superb color reproduction. The Snapdragon 808 chip isn’t the best the market has to offer, but hopefully it will still provide smooth real life performance, which is what counts at the end of the day.

The highlight of the LG G4 is the new 16MP OIS camera with F/1.8 lens, which should do even better than Galaxy S6′s 16MP F/1.9 snapper. We already did a proper hands-on with the device, but now you can also check its official short presentation. It’s shot from a drone with an LG G4, of course. Read more »

20,000 Micromax Canvas Spark units go out of stock in less than 2 minutes

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The first flash sale of Micromax’s Canvas Spark smartphone, which commenced today at 12 PM on Snapdeal, saw 20,000 units of the device selling out in less than 2 minutes.

“The consumer response for the Canvas Spark has been phenomenal and overwhelming at the same time with the demand for the device increasing every passing minute,” said Micromax CMO Shubhajit Sen. “Our job now is to ensure that the smartphone reaches everyone who has wished for it.” Read more »

Samsung and Marvel release Avengers themed Galaxy S6 edge promo

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Samsung has teamed up with Marvel Worldwide to work on a limited edition Avengers superheroes themed Galaxy S6 edge. Both companies have worked together to release the first promo dubbed ‘Assemble’ showing the Galaxy S6 edge Avengers edition smartphone.

The promo comprises of a Marvel’s fictional superhero characters – Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, and Hawkeye. In the promo each character gets a briefcase which packs a special customized edition of the Galaxy S6 edge to match with the persona of the superhero. Read more »

The LG G4 performance benchmark results are in and they are not stellar

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LG G4 is the first smartphone to run on the Snapdragon 808 chip. Qualcomm announced the 808 revision side by side with the flagship 810 model, but it is just now we are seeing it in action within the LG G4.

Snapdragon 808 offers a hexa-core 64-bit processor with two Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 cores, an Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The LG G4, just like the G3, packs a 5.5″ Quad HD display, though it has been improved with an IPS Quantum panel for superb color reproduction.

The Snapdragon 808, according to LG, will provide equal performance for the day-to-day tasks as the Samsung’s Exynos 7420 top dog. We managed to run some benchmarks on the LG G4 Korean unit displayed at the event. The smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and we’d reckon the software should be pretty much final since the phone is launching in its home country tomorrow. Read more »

Here are the official LG G4 accessories

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Today we saw the unveiling of the LG G4 and we even got a chance to play with it first hand. What we also saw on display was the full suite of accessories, which will be available for styling the LG’s flagship. And no, it’s not just the leather backs.

Indeed, the available accessories will include a handful of premium back covers, but there are also Quick Circle cases and the official premium LG QuadBeat 3 headset. Read more »

A Mophie Juice pack for the LG G4 adds 3,450mAh of extra battery, a lot of bulk

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The just-announced LG G4 flagship is yet to make its way to the customers, but a battery pack has been announced for it by industry specialist Mophie. It promises up to 80% more power and offers added protection from accidental bumps.

The juice pack has a 3,450mAh capacity and comes in black only, at least so far. It’ll set you back a good $100 and is currently on pre-order with estimated shipping in late June. Read more »

Here is what the LG G4 retail box looks like

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As most of you surely know, today is the day that LG finally unveils its latest flagship phone. The event is set for 3:00 PM GMT in London and excitement is at an all-time high. We already know quite a lot about LG’s upcoming top-of-the-line handset we got official renders, banners, a few live photos, as well as a lot of info on specs. There has even been some talk about pricing and production costs, so, we can definitely say that LG hasn’t been too concerned with shrouding the G4 in mystery.

Just mere hours before the device becomes official, a couple of new images allegedly reveal one of the very last things about the LG G4 that we haven’t previously seen – its retail box. The packaging appears to be standard enough with a white rectangular shape and what looks to be a two-piece design. It does have some sort of accent around the logo on the front, but, we can’t really tell if it’s a sticker or the box is curved. What is even more-important, tough, is that the bottom of the package has some specs listed, which provide perfect proof for a lot of what we already know. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has the best smartphone camera ever tested by DxOMark

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Move over, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and even Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The new king of DxOMark is the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge – and, by extension, the Galaxy S6, since these two handsets share the same camera and internals (except the screen).

Today DxOMark has published the results of its testing of Samsung’s newest flagship and, more specifically, its camera. The S6 edge got an overall score of 86. That makes it the best performing smartphone camera ever tested by DxOMark. Read more »

Oppo officially teases the upcoming bezelless R7 on Facebook

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Oppo has been a constant presence in the rumor mill, during the last few months, on account of its new clever optical technology for producing bezzeless displays. Judging by all the photos and videos that have already leaked, the new device is coming pretty soon.

Today, Oppo officially confirmed this hunch by posting a teaser on Facebook and stating that the phone is coming. The post in question, clears up the question of the devices name. It is definitely going to be the Oppo R7. And, although, the post itself offers to hint or reference to the bezelless design, we already have enough evidence to suggest that an edge-to edge screen, through clever optical illusions is going to be the central feature of the upcoming smartphone. Read more »

Hugo Barra disassembles the Xiaomi Mi 4i on video

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Hugo Barra helped present the Xiaomi Mi 4i on stage, but his duties expand beyond a product spokesman, he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty and take the phone apart.

In doing so, he also tells the engineering story of making the Mi 4i. Read more »

Ratan Tata makes an investment in the Chinese startup Xiaomi

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Xiaomi recently announced the new Mi 4i global smartphone in India, kind of assuring its commitment to the vast market. Following that hysteria, a new update arrives in favour of the Chinese startup.

Ratan Tata, the chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, has made an investment in Xiaomi Inc. Read more »