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LG G4’s official invite confirms (kinda) leather-backed device

After weeks of speculation, LG finally officially confirmed their upcoming new flagship as the LG G4 (maybe the last of its kind?) when they released the official teaser video yesterday. Now they've sent out the "formal invite" for the launch later this month, and it looks like it's all about leather and possibly confirming rumors of a leather-backed smartphone. And since they once again avoided competing with announcements of other OEM flagships during the Mobile World Congress, they have now caught the attention of the digital world.

ZTE rolls out Blade S6 Plus phablet with bigger screen, batt

ZTE may not be "up there" with the biggest brands but the Chinese manufacturer is certainly making a name in the mobile industry with affordable smartphones. Only less than two weeks after the Nubia Z9 Mini and Z9 Max , a new mobile is introduced in the form of the ZTE Blade S6 Plus. This 'Plus' is a actually a phablet version of the Android Lollipop-powered ZTE Blade S6 which debuted in January. As with any other flagship phones, the Blade S6 got a bigger sibling. Phablets are expected to be expensive but ZTE is offering this one for a low price of $299.99. A sub $300 phone-tablet is considered mid-range--very affordable for anyone who wants a bigger smartphone.

T-Mobile discontinues Sony Xperia Z3 deal

The Sony Xperia Z4 has yet to be released and we're guessing mobile carriers are already preparing for its coming. However, there is still the Xperia Z3 to deal with. In January, the smartphone together with the Xperia Z3 Compact, were rooted finally. We learned Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 a few months after Sony played around with Lollipop AOSP on a Z3. A purple Xperia Z3 Purple Diamond Edition was also revealed after a limited edition series was announced earlier.

More photos of the upcoming Xperia Z4 leaked

If you believe the source and the images that have been leaked, we've got ourselves our first full look at the upcoming (but unconfirmed) new flagship from Sony, the Xperia Z4. The photos show the physicality of the new smartphone, confirming some of the earlier leaked details. The source for the pictures also added some previously unknown details about it, including Sony possibly releasing two variants of the Xperia Z4, with the main difference being screen resolution.

Huawei P8 Lite gets TENAA certification

There were some rumblings early in the year about a “lite” version of the Huawei P8 – a “flagship killer” from one of China’s stronger competitors in the smartphone business. From what this new certification shows us, the Huawei P8 Lite should be unveiled at the upcoming London event of the Chinese manufacturer in April 15, if all things go well. As the name implies, we could see a smaller, toned down version of the flagship device.

LG shows its UX 4.0 to the public ahead of G4 launch

It’s probably common knowledge over the internet these days that Korean manufacturer LG is planning to unveil its own flagship phone of the year – the LG G4 – following major flagship device launches by Samsung and HTC. But as a teaser to that, LG is showing us a new and revamped user interface with LG UX 4.0.