Another week has gone by and tradition dictates that we take a look back at the news to see what excited us most. Sony made quite a few headlines this week. The Xperia C4 selfie-centric phone is now official and rumors hint at a possible announcement of a Z4 Compact model next week. In the absence of a proper flagship device, the legendary company has a lot of damage control to do, if it hopes to retain that all-important fan love. This is probably why Sony has been hard at work on Android updates lately, too.
OnePlus also made the news, with new rumors about the company's second handset. The rather unimaginatively named OnePlus Two has a tough task of filling the shoes of its predecessor, but with an alleged price tag of $400, it is on the right track to success.
It comes as no surprise that Samsung was also a prominent presence in the news section. It became clear that Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are equipped with two different camera sensors, which spiked a rather interesting investigation about the reasons behind the occurrence and the merits of the two alternatives.
A couple of other things worth mentioning are the ZTE Nubia Z9, which spouts an intriguing bezelless design and new touch gestures and is now official. Also Android M might be closer than we thought. The next installment of the mobile OS will allegedly be showcased for the first time at this year's Google I/O on May 28.
It was definitely a busy and colorful week. If you think you might have missed something, below is a rundown of all the articles you, our loyal readers, found most interesting during the week.
CEO Liu Zuohu had asked his fans a reasonable price for a Snapdragon 810-powered OnePlus Two.
According to a Russian website, the smaller version of the Xperia Z4 is expected to be unveiled on May 13.
Samsung seems to be using its own ISOCELL sensors in some of the units.
Android 5.0 Lollipop was unveiled as Android L during the I/O developer conference in 2014.
The phone comes with a 5 megapixel front facing Exmor R camera with an LED flash.
The ZTE Nubia Z9 is officially here and it features an interesting display and impressive specs.
Some details about these two devices have seemingly been revealed through a new rumor.
The company says it is using a version of the SoC, which outperforms the HTC One M9 and LG G Flex 2.
Motorola’s next flagship is expected to make its official debut at some point this summer.
The update is currently rolling out for the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2 and Z2 Tablet.
Samsung Gulf confirmed the bad news on its Facebook page, could still be a regional decision.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Tab S2 9.7 will allegedly be announced this June.
The smartphone first launched in China earlier this year, and now it's out in India as well.
Xiaomi will launch Mi 4S followed by Redmi Note 2, Note 2 Pro, and finally Mi 5 later this year.
The upcoming full-size tablet from Apple might be able to work as Apple Pay receiving terminal.
Sony Philippines confirmed about the Android 5.0 roll out to start in coming few days.
To manage Snapdragon 810 heating, Xiaomi has installed 4 graphite fins and applied for 5 thermal patents.
The confirmation was made by Ossi Korpela, General Manager of Microsoft's Scandinavian division.
An upcoming Lollipop update might bring RAW photo capture support to Samsung's latest pair of handsets.
Monthly revenue is down 39% YoY, analysts point the finger at Snapdragon 810's issues.
Featuring diamond pattern back, G4c packs a 5-inch HD display and is powered by Snapdragon 410 SoC.
Import data reveals that a new single-SIM smartphone has been put to test for India region first.
The entry-level Tizen OS smartphone is expected to debut within the next couple of months.
The company's latest statistics show a formidable 1.8% YoY increase of Windows Phone users in Europe.
After a lot of controversy, new official renders of the Oppo R7 prove that it will come with a metal unibody.
Unsurprisingly, the share of Android 5.0 and up has grown considerably over the past month.
According to the leak, Oppo is targeting the Huawei P8 with its upcoming smartphone.