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LG refutes Snapdragon 810 overheating rumors

There is nothing OEMs, even Samsung, should be afraid of when it comes to the Snapdragon 810. That is the sentiment aired by Woo Ram-chan, LG VP for mobile product planning when asked about the rumors that Qualcomm's latest chip was tested to be overheating. Those tests, however, were conducted by Samsung, who is also now rumored to be switching over to its own Exynos chips for the Galaxy S6 because of that. LG, on the other hand, is sticking to its guns.

LG G Flex 2 to hit market next week, finally

LG Electronics’ newest baby, the LG G Flex 2 — hailed by many industry hacks as being miles ahead of the design curve (literally) — is finally set to hit the market. LG is sticking with the tradition of most South Korean companies to launch the new smartphone in its home market, to be followed by the global launch. From what we've seen of G Flex 2, I think it would be an understatement to say that a lot of us would want that global launch date to come soon, right?

Verizon offers more data plan options for prepaid subscribers

For those mobile users who don't want to be locked to one carrier for the usual two-year period, a prepaid subscription is a must have as it allows you to be more flexible and customizable. If you're still looking as to which carrier you should choose, Verizon Wireless is offering new and more options for its prepaid subscribers, particularly when it comes to its data plans, which, let's admit it, is practically what most people care about now.

Samsung Galaxy S6 probably not waterproof

Samsung's widely-anticipated flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, would most likely make its worldwide debut at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain this coming March 2. In that sense, all you Samsung fans should be pumped up at seeing the new phone, but some rumors are coming today that might dampen the mood -- word has gone out that Samsung’s newest smartphone might not be waterproof as earlier expected.

HTC One M8 GPE removed from store, leaves future unknown

We've seen Google Play Edition devices come and go from Play Store, usually in order to pave way for newer models. Today, the HTC One M8 GPE silently left the Play Store shelves just as had others before it. But this removal is quite noteworthy because of what it could imply. With the One M8 GPE's exit, there are no more Google Play Edition devices left on Play Store, leaving only the Nexus line to hold the fort and calling into question the survival of the GPE idea.

New Seek XR thermal camera can now detect heat at a far distance

The SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range became the launching pad of the new Seek XR thermal smartphone camera accessory. The company who made this was quick to followup the Seek Thermal which was launched only last September. The latest version of the add-on camera is ideal for those who like outdoor adventures and those who want to see heat in action. What's the point of this thermal camera? It helps spot animals, people, and more even when in total darkness with the heat the thermal camera detects.

HTC One M9 leaked photos that looks like it could be legit

As we sit anxiously and count the days till March 1st for Mobile World Congress, we are surprised to see leaked photos of what HTC could be calling the new One M9. From the looks of it, it appears the new One M9 still retains the smooth metal chassis from the current model One M8. We can see that there are noticeable differences with the supposedly prototype M9 - trimmer all around, bezels are slimmer, the physical body seems to have lost weight and a square camera versus a circular camera on the current One M8.

Purple Sony Z3 smartphone images leak

It's nice to have more color options when you are shopping for a smartphone. If you are a fan of Sony smartphones, a new color of the Z3 device has leaked with some images turning up on a Chinese website. The pictures show a purple Sony Z3 smartphone.
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