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Apr 15, 2015

LG G4 Gets Its First Official Video Teaser

LG is expected to unveil its new flagship smartphone, the G4, on April 28. Until then though, the South Korean company shared quite a lot of info about the upcoming high-end device.

After showing us the “groundbreaking” rear camera that's supposed to be one of the LG G4's main strong points, the South Korean handset maker is shows us the amazing Quad HD display that will be embedded into the smartphone. The first official video teaser of LG G4 is all about the display, so if you were wondering what kind of screen the smartphone will boast, now will be a good time to take a look at this less than one minute video. For those who don't know yet, the G4's 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display supports 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution, just like Samsung's Galaxy S6. However, the LG G4 might provide a lesser amount of ppi than Samsung's flagship smartphone.

LG G4 Quad HD display is 25% brighter than other screens
Since LG has already revealed some details on the phone's camera, we already know the G4 will pack a 16-megapixel rear-facing photo snapper, as well as a no less impressive 8-megapixel camera in the front for perfect selfies and video calls. Software-wise, LG G4 will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system out of the box and the latest version of LG UX 4.0 on top. The rest of the smartphone's specs are only rumored, so take it with a grain of salt until LG comes with an official announcement. That being said, word is that the G4 might be equipped with a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor in order to avoid any overheating issues.

If not for these overheating problems that were previously reported in case of HTC One M9, the LG G4 would have been powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset. There's no word on the amount of RAM and storage, but it should pack at least 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, along with microSD card slot for memory expansion. LG fans should stay tuned for more info on the company's upcoming flagship smartphone, as additional details are expected to emerge in the coming days.

LG G4 (back)
Image credits to LG Mobile

LG G4 : Official Teaser Video (Display)
Video credits to LG Mobile Global

Huawei’s New P8 Flagship Comes with a Sleek Frame and Ingenious RGBW Camera Sensor

As anticipated, Huawei is holding today a media event to launch its flagship device, the P8. With this new model, the company has dropped the Ascend moniker to the advantage of a cleaner nomenclature focusing only on digits and letters.

The new Huawei P8 is here and the company’s CEO has introduced the phone as a product that wants to “ignite creativity.” The device arrives with a metal frame and a 6.4 mm / 0.25 inch thick body, which is not the thinnest on the market (that’s the Coolpad Ivvi that comes with a 4.7mm / 0.18 inch frame), but pretty sleek nevertheless.

Huawei's new flagship does not have a 2K display
The Huawei P8 arrives with a 5.2-inch IPS display (1080p pixel resolution), with the screen taking up to 78.3% of the front thanks to the sleek bezels that put the Galaxy S6 to shame. In the photography department, the P8 takes advantage of a camera sensor with four types of sub-pixels including Red, Green, Blue, and White. This should make the snapper more efficient in low-lighting environments. The 13MP main camera also benefits from optical image stabilization and can also rotate up to 1.6°, which is double than what the iPhone 6 Plus camera can do. Another interesting detail is connected to the image processor, which Huawei says is of DSRL quality. But that remains to be seen.

The selfie frontal camera is of an 8MP variety.
Moving on, the new phone bundles the so-called new Signal+ tech which features two antennas, one living at the bottom and another one at the top, so users can switch between them in just 33.5┬Ás with the advantage that the calls and data connection are not affected. Huawei promises customers will experience 50% less dropped calls and also get a 6.8 increase in call connection rates too.  The phone can pick out the best Wi-Fi signal from the crowd via Wi-Fi+.

Will the Huawei P8 manage to take the focus off the Samsung Galaxy S6?
Just as we were anticipating, the new P8 takes advantage of the company’s own HiSilicone Kirin 930 chip with 2GHz octa-core CPU on the inside, fitted with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. 
The phone has 4G and dual-SIM option. The phone will be made available in four colors including mystic champagne, prestige gold, titanium gray, and carbon black. It also runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1 on top, which brings along an interesting feature in the form of salled Knuckle Gesture. This feature allows users to double tap on the screen to take a screenshot using their knuckles and then crop it out also with the help of their knuckles.

For those interested in the new Huawei P8 you should know that the 16GB model will go on sale in Europe starting in May 2015 for around €499 / $530. The 64GB version will be offered for a bit a more expensive tag of €599 / $635.

Huawei P8
Image credits to Huawei

Bluboo X550, Phone Comes with Android 5.1 and Huge 5,300 mAh Battery, Just $169

Android 5.1 has been released not so long ago, so not many devices take advantage of it at the moment. Some Nexus devices are rocking the new OS, while manufacturers like Motorola have promised to soon provide the update for some of its models.

Nonetheless, Chinese OEMs are struggling to impress the masses and sometime very much succeed in doing so. It’s the case of little-known device maker Bluboo, which is gearing up to release the X550 model. The phone is interesting for a number of reasons, including the fact that it sports a 5,300 mAh battery which should allow for a stand-by time of up to 30 days.

The Bluboo X550 should arrive with a 5.5-inch display (we don’t know what resolution, but don’t expect 1920 x 1080 pixels), a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. The model hasn’t launched yet, but when it does, customers will be able to pick it up internationally for the meager price of $169 / €159.

Most importantly, for this amount of money, you’ll get your hands on an Android 5.1 handset. You can check out the gallery below to see what the phone looks like in real life. Bluboo photographed its model (8.9 mm / 0.35 inches in thickness) next to the iPhone 6 Plus, which is a bit sleeker (7.1 mm / 0.27 inches).

Bluboo X550 has a huge battery

Bluboo X550 in black and white

Bluboo X550 back and front
Images credits to PhoneArena

Bluboo X550, front view

Bluboo X550 compared to iPhone 6 Plus, display view

Bluboo X550 compared to iPhone 6 Plus, back view

 Bluboo X550 in hand
Images credits to Bluboo forums

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