The HTC One M9 has leaked again, but this time it’s different. Xiaomi launches the Mi4 in India. Meanwhile, Sony is making more unexpected changes.
It’s not easy to leave once you step into the tech industry. Such is the case we have seen with Evan Blass, former professional Twitter leakster @evleaks. He said he would retire months ago, but he keeps coming back feeding us awesome leaks.
Today he is giving us something very special, an HTC One M9 leak. But it’s not alone… it comes with a bigger brother, which may be the HTC One M9 Ultra (Max, or whatever they will call it). What is most interesting is that the image shows something completely different from what we have seen before, so I guess it won’t look exactly like an HTC One M8, after all.
This HTC One M9 comes with a much sleeker and gorgeous design. It’s sleeker, with the speakers grills pushed more to the top and bottom. This also allows them to make that dreaded lower bezel much smaller, and the Ultra even has a Samsung-esque button.
Old habits die hard… pic.twitter.com/eQ81vxQl2S
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 28, 2015
Opinion: This is @evleaks, so we will have to assume the images we saw before were probably place-holders or testers. I mean, Evan Blass is rarely wrong. As for the phone – I don’t like saying this word when referring to gadgets, but it’s sexy!
India is a huge market for Xiaomi, and the Chinese company is giving Indian geeks something to look forward to. At a New Delhi event, Xiaomi has launched the popular Xiaomi Mi4 in said country.
The 16 GB version will be prices at Rs. 19,999, while the 64 GB version will be released later on at an undisclosed price. The sale starts on February 10th, and you can get your very own device from Xiaomi’s website, as well as local retailer Flipkart. You can register for the sale starting today at 6PM IST, though.
Opinion: Rs. 19,999 is definitely not a bad price for a powerful phone with a 5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM and a massive 3080 mAh battery. This phone will likely sell FAST, so be sure to get your cash ready.
Sony may be a huge player in the music industry, but it hasn’t managed to leverage that influence in order to make it in the music streaming market. In fact, today they are announcing that they will be killing their Music Unlimited service to replace it with PlayStation Music.
What is different? Well, this new service is made in partnership with streamign giant Spotify. Users will have access to the same 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists that Spotify offers.
PlayStation Music will be introduced to 41 markets this February 28th. Meanwhile, Music Unlimited dies on March 29th.
Opinion: PlayStation Music actually seems pretty cool as it will allow users to listen to songs in the background, so no longer will your gaming sessions be music-less.