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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge press renders leak from Korea

Friday, February 27th, 2015

We’ve seen some spy shots of the Galaxy S6 Edge and some good cased images of the phone, but now we’ve got something altogether more official: press renders of the new handset. The images, which were published by CNet Korea, show a black version of the Galaxy S6 Edge from every angle.

They do note that texture and shape can vary mildly from the actual product, and indeed there are a few minor differences between the press renders and the other leaks that we’ve seen thus far. However, all of the major features – including that flowing three-sided display and the 20-megapixel rear camera with side-mounted LED flash – seem present and correct.

As we saw before on both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the back of the phone is clad in glass and framed with metal. That means that there’s no removable back, which means that there’s no removable battery, and no microSD card slot. These are disappointing omissions for diehard Galaxy S fans, but hopefully the new design will be enough to make the phone a strong newcomer in the series.

What do you think of the new design? Let us know in the comments below, or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun. Thanks for checking out the article and stay tuned for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge’s big reveal this Sunday at 17:30 GMT!

Never be without a charger with the Olixar Bead Bracelet

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Olixar Bead Bracelet Lightning Cable - Black Olixar Bead Bracelet Micro USB Cable - Red

The Olixar Bead is a clever piece of functional jewellery that will ensure you’re never without a cable to charge your phone or tablet. Normally, the bead bracelet will look entirely normal… but pull apart one of the beads, and you’ll find it splits apart into the two ends of a USB charging cable. Connect these ends to your phone or tablet, and you’ll be able to recharge and sync via USB.

Olixar Bead Bracelet Lightning Cable - Black Olixar Bead Bracelet Micro USB Cable - Red

There are two varieties available – a black model with a Lightning connector, and a red model with a micro USB connector. The Lightning connector works with iPhone, iPad and iPod, while the micro USB connector is used with the remained of the mobile market: Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and others.

Olixar Bead Bracelet Lightning Cable - Black Olixar Bead Bracelet Micro USB Cable - Red

If you’d like to see different colours, then let us know in the comments below or by contacting us on Twitter @mobilefun. If we see sufficient demand for a given combination, we’ll do our best to get that combination in stock.

The Olixar Bead Bracelet is in stock now in black, with the red version coming in late March. To place an order or see more information, please visit the product pages linked below:

Thanks for checking out the Bead Bracelets, and have a good weekend!

New Galaxy S6 Edge case leaks

Friday, February 27th, 2015

We’ve already seen leaked case photos for the Samsung Galaxy S6, but now we’re seeing them for its rarer brother: the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The new phone features a display that curves back on both left and right sides, and of course Galaxy S6 Edge cases have to account for that. Let’s take a look at the first S6 Edge cases, courtesy of case-maker Spigen.

The cases shown here are curved to match the phone’s display on the front, but remain fairly ordinary-looking on the rear. We can also see one of our first shots of the Galaxy S6 Edge’s lock screen, albeit one that seems to have been customised or created by Spigen themselves. There’s a minimal look on the centre pane, with the time shown on a watery background. A single icon for the camera sits at the bottom right. On the right edge, we can see individual icons for emails and text messages received, with calendar events sitting higher and oriented to display down the length of the screen.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is due to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress by Samsung on March 1st. The Barcelona-based event will have its doors open at 17:30 CET, with the presentation beginning one hour later at 18:30 CET. You can tune into the event via YouTube, on the SamsungMobile page.

For more information on the S6 and S6 Edge that’s been leaked over the past few days, please check out our leak roundup here and our MWC preview 2015 here.

What do you think of the new S6 Edge? Let us know on Twitter @mobilefun or in the comments below. Thanks for checking out the article and have a great weekend!

Sony Xperia E4g UK price announced

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The Sony Xperia E4 was impressive enough when it was announced earlier this month, but now Sony have sweetened the deal. They announced the Xperia E4g today, which is a 4G version of the phone (see what they did there?). The Xperia E4g will be available sim-free and unlocked from Mobile Fun, where we’re happy to announce a UK price of £110!

Let’s take a closer look at the E4g. The phone is reasonable powerful given its low price point, with a quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage (plus micro SD expansion). The phone has a 5-megapixel camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel shooter up front, allowing it to take decent photos from either end. The phone has a good-sized screen for this price range as well, with a 4.7-inch display that has a qHD (960 x 540) resolution. All of this is powered by a 2300mAh battery, which Sony promises will offer up to 12 hours and 40 minutes of 3G talk time. When it comes to software, we’re expecting Android 4.4.4 KitKat, with an upgrade to Android 5.0 likely for later this year.

The Xperia E4g will compete against the also-recently-announced 2nd Gen Motorola Moto E, which also launches with 4G LTE support and a similar 4.5-inch form factor. Both phones also share a near-stock level of Android, although Sony offer more customisations than Motorola.

As the E4g has different dimensions than the the E4, not all E4 cases will work for the E4g and vice versa. We’re in the process of adding cases and covers for the Xperia E4g, as well as a broader range of applicable E4g accessories.

What do you think of the Xperia E4g – will you be picking one up at this price? Let us know in the comments below, or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun! Thanks for checking out the article and have a great week ahead!

Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge revealed in new photos

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

If you wanted to know more about the Samsung Galaxy S6 but didn’t want to wait until the actual announcement on Sunday, I have good news: two separate leaks have revealed the last heretofore unseen details! Let’s take a look at what we’ve learned over this very fruitful Thursday.

Leak One: Samsung Galaxy S6

Our first leak features the Galaxy S6 alone, examined by a person with a propensity for cute stickers. The photos reveal a phone with a metal frame (like the earlier Note 4) and a glass-covered back (like the Nexus 4 or iPhone 4). You can see the new high-megapixel camera with the flash offset to the right.

The Galaxy S6 looks like it’ll be the first Galaxy S phone to ship without a removable battery or microSD card slot, thereby removing one of the series’ biggest strengths.

Leak Two: Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

Our second leak is perhaps more exciting, as it shows both the standard Galaxy S6 and the limited-edition Galaxy S6 Edge. While earlier reports described a proper three-screened phone, the curved edges of the phone seem a little more subdued than we saw on the Note 4 Edge. Still, the option to have the screen flow off the sides of the phone does look good.

Otherwise, the phones seem near identical – the S6 Edge is a little wider, but sports the same back glass, metal frame and rear-facing camera design. On the front it’s the same story, with the same earpiece, lozenge-shaped home button, front-facing camera and other sensors.

Conclusion

So there we have it – Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Are you excited for the reveal on Sunday? Let us know in the comments below or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun!