HTC One M9+ dummy on video, working device photographed

The HTC One M9+ refuses to leave the rumor mill but soon it may have to. A promo image briefly appeared on the net, an invitation for the unveiling on April 8. The event will allegedly take place in Beijing and go under the slogan “More than One.” Note that this image disappeared quickly so its authenticity is dubious.

We’ve seen schematics of the phone, but here’s a video of a dummy being handled. The HTC One M9+ is not a small device, it has grown bigger to accommodate the new 5.2″ screen.

That was just a dummy, here are some hands-on photos of an actual working device. The last one shows AnTuTu 5.6, which confirms the rumored specs. The screen will have QHD resolution (1,440 x 2,560px), the chipset (on at least one version) will be a MediaTek MT6795T with an octa-core 64-bit processor and PowerVR 6200 GPU plus 3GB of RAM.

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HTC One M9+ working prototype

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Alleged live photo of Meizu MX Supreme makes the rounds

Alleged live photo of the unannounced Meizu MX Supreme made the rounds on the Chinese social network Weibo. The previously rumored smartphone is reportedly developed in collaboration with Nokia.

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Meizu MX Supreme (click to enlarge)

The image gives us a peak at the area below the display of the smartphone. Meizu MX Supreme packs an oval home button that is likely to carry a fingerprint sensor, and ultra-thin screen bezels.

It is worth noting that the home button of the leaked smartphone is different that the on found in Meizu MX4 Pro. The latter has a squarish solution instead.

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Alleged HTC One M9 Plus mockup reveals its design

A mockup render of the unannounced HTC One M9 Plus made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @OnLeaks. The image compares the M9 Plus to the regular HTC One M9 and is said to be based on a prototype of the device.

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As you can see in the render above, the biggest difference between HTC One M9 Plus and One M9 is the presence of a physical home button below the display. The solution splits the BoomSound speaker in two and could also utilize a fingerprint scanner.

The circular camera of the handset should hardly catch anyone by surprise. It has already appeared in live photos.

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Leaked roadmap shows Meizu's plans for Lollipop updates

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A purported leaked roadmap showing Meizu’s plans for updating its devices to Android Lollipop has surfaced in China today. And it’s all good news if you own a flagship device made by the Chinese company.

According to this leak, Meizu plans to bring the latest version of Android to at least five of its handsets, namely the MX4 Pro (pictured to the left), MX4, MX3, MX2, and M1. This is quite something, when you consider that the MX2 was released back in 2012.

Regarding the affordable M1, keep in mind that this designation could refer to the M1 series, meaning both the M1 and the M1 Note – since they were outed within weeks of each other.

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Lollipop update for Sony Xperia T2 Ultra gets certifiaction

A tweet from @SonyXperia broke many hearts when it claimed that only Sony’s premium Xperia Z line will get updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. A Bluetooth certification labeled “Tianchi Update to L” shows this might not actually be the case.

“Tianchi” was the codename for the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and “L” should be pretty easy to guess – until Google reveal the official treat, Android 5.0 was known just as “L.”

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The certification itself was granted on March 11 and the results listed a couple of days ago. Unfortunately, this is where the duties of the Bluetooth SIG end, there’s no indication when the update may be released. This is subject to making sure the software works and collaborating with carriers to push out the update.

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HTC One M9 review: One up

GSMArena team, 23 March 2015.

Introduction

One of the hottest bodies in business just got hotter, in time for next season. Touched-up and brushed-down, the HTC One M9 arrives spot on time third year in a row, looking like a celebrity and acting like a pro. There’s an engine boost and upgrades in both the camera and sound department to go with the latest Sense over Lollipop, packed in a gorgeous glass and aluminum case.

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HTC One M9 Official photos

This is the One we’ve come to know and love and this is HTC taking no risks. If it wasn’t for the large square glass lens on the back, the casual observer would’ve been hard-pressed to recognize the new model. A minor, but welcome, tweak helps reveal the smartphone’s true identity. The power button has, at long last, been relocated to the side.

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Exclusive: Leaked Oppo patent reveals bezelless screen tech

Curved displays seems to be the craze right now and even more so, after Samsung set the tone with the Galaxy Note edge. But even though curved display panels definitely sound like a formidable technical challenge and undoubtedly involve a complicated and most-importantly, expensive production process.

Chinese manufacturer Oppo might have found a better way to create a true edge-to edge display experience, as evident by a new patent, sent to us by an anonymous tipster. From what we managed to make out from the description, the new technology involves covering a traditional rectangular display module with what the company calls a panel with “special light guide structure”. Now, just to be clear, this does not translate to a bezelless screen, but rather to one with a very slimmed-down side bezels.

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The included schematic further clarifies this. It appears a special curve at the end of the said transparent overlay diffracts light from the panel in such a way, that it is essentially projected on it, extending beyond the actual display unit. This allows for the bezel of the display module to remain hidden, making it essentially invisible, without having to alter current manufacturing processes.

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