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iPhone-like edges and impressive specs. Photo: ZTE

iPhone-like edges and impressive specs. Photo: ZTE

Who says speedy smartphones have to be expensive? ZTE’s new mid-range Blade S6 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor and Android 5.0 Lollipop, and at just $249.99 off-contract, it’s still affordable.

Sony's smartphone division continues to shrink. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Sony’s smartphone division continues to shrink. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

While recent reports have suggested Sony is preparing to ditch its ailing smartphone division, it seems it won’t give it up without a fight. In a last ditch effort to turn it around, the Japanese company is set to shed another 1,000 workers by March 2016.

You may have to wait until May for the LG G4. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

You may have to wait until May for the LG G4. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

There won’t be a shortage of smartphone unveilings at Mobile World Congress in early March, but you can cross LG’s new G4 off your wishlist right away. A company executive has confirmed that the device will not be unveiled at the event, but sources familiar with Samsung’s plans say we will get the Galaxy S6 instead.

MultiROM finally comes to the Xperias. Photo: Garcia98

MultiROM finally comes to the Xperias. Photo: Garcia98

MultiROM, the popular tweak that allows users to boot between an almost unlimited number of ROMs on their Android-powered smartphones and tablets, now supports Sony’s latest Xperia devices. So, if you can’t decide whether you want CyanogenMod, ParanoidAndroid, or Sony’s stock firmware, you can now install all three and switch between them.

The Galaxy S5's back panel was made out of cheap plastic fashioned to look like a Band-Aid. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The Galaxy S5’s back panel was made out of cheap plastic fashioned to look like a Band-Aid. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Wave goodbye to your removable batteries, Galaxy S fans, because it looks like Samsung could be ditching them for this year’s flagship. Sources say that the upcoming Galaxy S6 will have a high-end glass back panel similar to that of earlier iPhones or Sony’s Xperia Z devices, and you won’t be able to pull it off yourself.

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