Asus ZenFone 2 also coming in 5-inch variant priced as low as $150

We never expected Asus to knock our socks off at CES, even though the Taiwanese tech giant teased an impressive showing. And that’s exactly what Las Vegas attendees got, as the ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom basically vied with LG’s G Flex 2 for the title of best smartphone on display.

HTC now expected to out Full HD One M9, basic fitness band at MWC

The HTC-related rumors are perhaps even fickler than the Samsung Galaxy S6 stories lately, literally each new day bringing to the table a rebuttal of older gossip. You’d think it’d be time for the waters to calm already, with a little over a month left until MWC, but still, we know nothing for certain.

Google pulls the plug on the final GPe device standing, HTC’s One M8

It’s been a long time coming, and as much as Google tried to ease GPe devices out the backdoor of the mobile landscape, we can’t help but make a fuss about it. Darn it, G, we liked them Google Play Editions, and we wish you’d given the program more chances.

LG G Flex 2 officially dated and priced in Korea

Here you go, o ye of little belief – proof Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 overheating glitches aren’t as bad as some sources suggest. The LG G Flex 2, the world’s very first device to be announced with the advanced processor inside, is headed to South Korea on January 30.

MetroPCS offers unlimited LTE for $50 a month, prepaid phones starting at $49

Usually, we don’t bother with deals on wireless service plans, as carriers tend to either enforce impossible conditions, or simply attach too many strings to microscopic discounts. Not MetroPCS, though, as T-Mobile’s prepaid subsidiary just kicked off an “unheard of” promotion.


Microsoft: No flagship Windows Phone planned until Win 10 rolls out

You didn’t really need psychic skills to anticipate yesterday’s Windows 10-centric Microsoft event would be all about the platform’s evolution on the PC. After all, computer users can already take a Technical Preview of 8.1’s sequel for a spin, whereas mobile consumers… can’t.

HTC M9 Plus stars in its own covert photo shoot, not the same as M9

Now, this is confusing. Just 48 hours or so after the upcoming HTC One M9, aka Hima, showed its familiar curves to Mr. Blurrycam, a separate HTC flagship phone makes its way in the rumor mill, with a set of even hazier pics.

Samsung Galaxy S6 unpacked early? Purported leak tips off full spec sheet

Although a myriad of questionable “inside sources” and a slew of semi-reliable digital publications have slipped us a plethora of alleged intel on Samsung’s “next big thing” lately, it’s been no easy feat to piece the bits together.

Deal alert: LTE-capable Motorola Luge for $50 with Verizon prepaid

Forget the Moto E or confusingly numerous Moto G variants. The Luge is, despite its awkward name, by far the most appealing low-cost member of Motorola’s current Android roster.

Save the date: Samsung Galaxy S6’s coming out party scheduled for March 2

It’s odd, but amidst the deluge of Samsung Galaxy S6-centric reports hanging about today’s mobile décor, no official announcement date managed to slip through. Not yet, that is, and not a precise one, as a ballpark has been easy to guess for a while now.

Oppo U3 phone is now officially official, no optical zoom cam in tow

It wasn’t very hard to get psyched about Oppo’s mid-end, affordable U3 when the first semi-official pics and hardware info surfaced early last week. But as it turns out, the phablet ain’t the groundbreaker we expected.

Rumor: Samsung to drop Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor for the Galaxy S6

Samsung’s upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S6 has seen its fair share of rumors in the past few weeks. The handset is rumored to launch at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona early-March. It is said that Samsung is working on a new design factor for the upcoming Galaxy S6, and may offer users a more premium metal design.