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Week 39 in review: Xiaomi Mi 4c, Meizu Pro 5 and Nexus rumors

Another week passed, so let us recap some of the highlights of the past few days. First things first – after thoroughly examining the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium and its behavior and utilization of the 4K display, we can happily say that Sony has officially confirmed our findings. The Japanese giant also explained why the 1080p UI was necessary in a press release, so that’s the end of that mystery.

Major announcements from last week were the Xiaomi Mi 4c and Meizu Pro 5. Both devices were eagerly anticipated and they mostly confirmed rumors about them from earlier in the month. The Mi 4c has a Snapdragon 808 SoC and a front-facing camera that the OEM is confident can take on the one in the iPhone 6, all without breaking the bank.

The Meizu Pro 5, on the other hand, is said to be the ambassador to the company’s new exquisite high-end lineup. The 5.7-inch phablet runs on Samsung’s powerful Exynos 7420 chip and makes great promiese in terms of design and build quality – all at at appropriately high price tag, of course.

A new wave of Lumia devices has also been keeping the industry on its toes. The Lumia 950 and 950 XL should be arriving shortly and we already have an idea of their respective price tags, as well as some specs. The Lumia 550 should follow shortly, as well.

But, we can’t tour the rumor mill and not mention the upcoming Nexus duo. Rumors of the pair have been flying all over the place and after the Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X monikers were confirmed, we have been seeing more and more of the phones, including some specs, quite a few renders and leaked shots for both models.

In other news, the HTC One A9 is also quite near on the horizon and already featured in specs and image leaks. The same goes for the dual-screen LG V10, that promises to spice things up a bit, after the LG Class was made official this week.

For this and more, check out this quick run-down of our most popular articles below.

Sony explains why the Z5 Premium only uses its native 4K resolution when needed

A new official statement clears the air around the debated 4K capabilities of the handset and explains why they are one a strict “per-need” basis.


One iPhone 6s gets delivered early, and it benchmarks like a champ

One US customer got a nice surprise today from Apple and AT&T, already having received an iPhone 6s.


Xiaomi compares Mi 4c's front camera with iPhone 6's

While Xiaomi’s phone features a 5MP front camera, the iPhone 6 sports a 1.2MP selfie shooter.


Xiaomi Mi 4c goes official with SD808, USB Type-C port

The China-only device is priced starting at RMB 1,299 ($204), and will be available from September 23 on Mi.com and Tmall.


Spanish retailer leaks Lumia 950 and 950 XL prices

This comes just days after there were reports that the 950 XL will carry a price tag comparable to that of the Apple iPhone 6s.


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The phone sports the Samsung Exynos 7420 chipset with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM.


Alleged leaked renders show next OnePlus phone with dual-camera setup

Co-founder Carl Pei had earlier revealed that the smartphone will be unveiled before Christmas this year.


Upcoming Huawei Nexus 6P rumored to pack up to 128GB of built-in storage

The phablet is expected to debut alongside LG Nexus 5X at the end of this month, on September 29 at an event in San Francisco.


New Lumia 950 XL leak confirms some specs we already knew

It confirms that the device will be powered by a Snapdragon 810 SoC, and sport a 1440 x 2560 QHD display.


Samsung Galaxy S7 will have two variants like its predecessor

The Korean tech giant is unsurprisingly hard at work on the the successors of the Samsung Galaxy S6 product family.


HTC One A9 leaked press renders confirm iPhone-esque design, multiple colors

The Taiwanese manufacturer will take the wraps off the metal-clad mid-range smartphone on September 29.


LG G5 tipped to come with a 20MP 1/2'' Sony sensor, Snapdragon 820

Sony is said to be making the imager exclusively for the Korean company.


LG Nexus 5X gets the leaked press render treatment too

Mere hours after its bigger sibling got portrayed in leaked press renders, it’s the Nexus 5X’s turn.


Meizu MX5 Pro leaked press render reveals metal body, Flyme 5.0 OS

The Chinese manufacturer will announce the metal-clad flagship smartphone this week, on September 23.


LG Nexus 5X key specs outed on Amazon, 16GB base model

A listing on Amazon India confirms the Snapdragon 808 chipset, 5.2-inch display and 12.3MP/5MP camera duo.


Google App update on Android brings Marshmallow app drawer, homescreen search

Google has released an updated version of the Google App, which brings with it some new changes for the Google Now Launcher.


Android-based BlackBerry Venice to be marketed as Priv

This was revealed by the usually reliable leakster @evleaks.


New HTC One A9 live image leaks confirming specs yet again

The upcoming iPhone lookalike with huge bezels has been photographed in the wild one more time.


Huawei Nexus 6P gets portrayed in leaked press renders

The next Nexus phablet has even had its four different color options rendered for your viewing pleasure.


LG Class becomes official with slim metal case, mid-range specs

The smartphone manufacturer has announced a new device today in its native South Korea.


Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P names confirmed by leaked retail boxes

The duo of Android Marshmallow flagships will break cover next week, on September 29 at an event in San Francisco.


Samsung reportedly planning to launch Apple-like phone leasing program

As per reports, the South Korean company’s leasing program could be launched in the next several months.


Upcoming Microsoft Lumia 550 allegedly pictured in four colors

A set of leaked renders claims to depict the company’s next mid-range smartphone.


New LG V10 teaser offers a glimpse of the device's dual-screen

The video doesn’t really show much of the device, but suggests new personalization features.


Apple's next-gen A10 chipset rumored to have hexa-core CPU

The A9 has barely made its debut in the iPhone 6s and we’re already seeing the first rumor about its successor.