Recently, Samsung canceled the Android 5.0 Lollipop Update for the original Galaxy S4 mini. Today, the company has just released a new variant called Samsung Galaxy S4 mini plus (GT-I9195I). It improves on the chipset, while keeping everything else pretty much the same. This variant will get updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop later this year.
The I9195I Galaxy S4 mini plus features a 4.3" Super AMOLED qHD screen and runs on the Snapdragon 410 chip with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 306 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM. Besides the power boost everything else stays the same the 8MP camera with 1080p video recording, a 1,900 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed.
The device is currently available for sale in many EU countries, including Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria. The Galaxy S4 mini plus (aka S4 mini VE) is priced at €239, but we were able to find it on as low as €190.
Apple already announced it's first Watch last September along with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 PLUS but didn't release into markets. Today, Apple has sent out invitations for an event to be held March 9th in San Francisco where Apple Watch will be official released. The title of the event is "Spring forward," a reference to Daylight Savings Time which begins the day before.
While no launch date for the smartwatch has been announced, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that the device won't launch before April. Additionally, Apple Store employees are said to be in training for the release of the timepiece.
Apple will reveal a launch price for the Watch at the event along with pricing for the mid-range and high-end versions of the device. Apple has said that the entry-level Apple Watch Sport will start at $349.
The LG G4 was very much unlikely to be unveiled at the MWC a few weeks from now, and recent reports in Korean media leave no doubt about that. An LG insider is quoted saying that the successor to the QHD-packing G3 flagship has an April launch date on its road map.
The Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) in Barcelona will be a battle for attention between hotly-anticipated top-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC, and LG aims to distance itself from all that clamor. An April release will let the dust settle after the high-profile launches and let the spotlight shine solely on the LG G4. The device will hit markets worldwide sometimes during June.