Review of the week in mobile

Review of the week in mobileAnother week, another 30 hunks of mobile news, 30-odd deals, and a sprinkling of features for flavour. Not that I'm counting!

Predictably, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch now just two weeks away (literally two weeks from today), the Galaxy S6 rumours and leaks came thick and fast. News blitz below!

Starting with Samsung Galaxy S6 news, we heard that the Galaxy S6 Edge in particular set a record-high score in AnTuTu; both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be metal with 5.1in displays; Galaxy S6 specs might include wireless charging, so it mightn't be metal after all; the Galaxy S6 release date will be the week commencing March 23; and Galaxy S6 TouchWiz will be "amazingly fast" with free Office 365. Phew!

Windows 10 news was rife, too. We started the week with the news that Windows 10 is being tested on the humble dual-core 512MB-of-RAM Nokia Lumia 520; RTM (release to manufacturers) is set for June, so the first Windows 10 devices might arrive in August in time for the Back to School rush; and developers will be able to roll back from Windows 10 Technical Preview to Windows Phone 8.1.

We met some interesting entry-levels phones this week, starting with the Sony Xperia E4. It's been unofficially priced at £99 (look out, Motorola Moto G 4G LTE!), and you can win a free Sony Xperia E4 on Facebook.

The other potential entry-level hit is the HTC Desire 626. It has entirely decent specs (including microSD and LTE), and is priced roughly £125 in Taiwan. It's reportedly coming to the US, so the notion of a UK release isn't too far-fetched.

And finally, in features, I penned these guys:

Next week expect loads more on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9, with Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 just about visible on the horizon.

In the meantime, here's last week's news in full:







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