Week 5 in review: Galaxy S9 leaks continue, Meizu 15 Plus creeps in


We’re now into February and getting closer to the Mobile World Congress, which kicks off in under a month, and the most read articles of the past week are mostly focused on that. As was the case the past week, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ harnessed the amassed the most attention.

This week we saw renders and schematics of the duo, we saw its components pictured and its price and availability details unearthed. We hope that when Samsung takes the wraps off its two flagships on February 25 there will be something that we don’t already know.

The article which was tossed around the most this past week was the Meizu 15 Plus leak, the bezel-free front really catches the attention.

Google finalized its $1.1B acquisition deal with HTC for its Pixel team and intellectual property, Motorola launched a 6GB of RAM Moto X4, vivo Xplay7 surfaced with 10GB of RAM and Nokia 8 Sirocco popped up as a trademark.

Check out the full list of most-read articles below and check back here on Monday!

Meizu 15 Plus live images leave nothing to the imagination

The phone will have a bezel-less screen on the front; dual cameras with a 10-LED flash on the back.


dbrand shows off its Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ skins ahead of schedule

This gives us another look at the S9 duo along with a ton of options to cover up the glass back.


CAD schematics highlight the miniscule design changes for the Galaxy S9

The camera/fingerprint reader assembly on the back is a major change, everything else is more or less the same.


18:9 Sony Xperia Compact certified by the FCC

The phone sports a 5″ screen, but is only as wide as the Xperia XZ1 Compact.


Samsung Galaxy S9 pre-order and pricing for South Korea revealed

The phones will cost the same as the Galaxy S8, to arrive for pre-order on March 2, to ship on March 8.


Google finalizes $1.1B acquisition deal with HTC

The acquisition of the Pixel team and HTC’s intellectual property for $1.1B is completed.


Galaxy S9 components (including battery) pictured

The battery capacity matches the values from the Brazilian certificates. As a bonus: three images from S9’s promo campaign.


Motorola launches Moto X4 with 6GB RAM and Oreo

Will be available exclusively on Flipkart and Moto Hubs across India.


iPhone X Bentley Edition spells boastful with a winged B

Gold inlay makes the glass back look ritzy.


vivo Xplay7 incoming with 10GB of RAM

It could also have a 4K display and up to 512GB of storage.


Nokia 8 Sirocco trademarked, a premium name will be reborn

The trademark lists TA-1005 – a model name previously associated with the Nokia 9 due to several hardware upgrades.


HMD Global renews Nokia's Xpress-on trademark

Replaceable phone covers are coming back?