All other hypes and rumors were crushed when Oppomart listed the OnePlus 3 on their website with a price tag of $369. The product was marked as "out of stock," but it gave away almost everything about the phone with official pictures and detailed specs! You will find the "published" specifications of the OnePlus 3 below.
Display: 5.5" 1080p
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU and Adreno 530 GPU
RAM: 4GB/6GB (DDR4)
In-built storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB UFS 2.0
16-megapixel rear camera (Sony IMX298) with optical image stabilization
8-megapixel front camera
Fingerprint scanner in the Home button
Support for 4G LTE-FDD and multimode modem
Battery: 3,650mAh with Quick Charging
OS: Oxygen OS built on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
If this turns out to be true (which is very likely), then OnePlus is all set to deliver another stellar product to its customers. However, we think that the $369 price tag is meant for the entry level variant of the OnePlus 3, so if you want the beastly version with 6GB of RAM, you might have to shell out more. Do you like what you see? What do you think the beefiest variant of the OnePlus 3 would be priced at?
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
OnePlus is ready to release its next smartphone OnePlus Z that falls under the upper mid-range category. It could be a flagship killing phone with high-end features without getting the user ripped. Recently, the OnePlus 8 Pro was released, but it is slightly more expensive than regular OnePlus phones as it is priced at $899. So far the company manages to keep the prices of their smartphones at the lower cap while providing some premium features.
Initially, there were rumors about OnePlus 8 lite, and the name did make some sense. But on April 14, the OnePlus 8 series was introduced without any lite variant of the phone. In late March, phone tipster Max Weinbach tweeted that OnePlus would adopt a new name for its budget phone; the OnePlus Z. In the past, the company sold a lower-cost variant of its flagship phone after branding it as OnePlus X. The OnePlus Z might be the next phone according to the tradition of the company.
Another leak suggests from the Max J on Twitter, OnePlus Z might be launched in July 2020. He also tweeted an image along with the release date leak. It is unclear if that image is coming from OnePlus itself or some graphic designer created this image according to the leaks available so far, but we may expect that the device might debut later in the year. There might be some delay in the launch of the phone, as many other phones got delayed, due to the coronavirus situation.
Earlier leaks suggest that the OnePlus 8 lite will be around $499, but we don't know if this is the price for OnePlus Z as well. The same online store that leaked about its earlier prices, called Giztop has shown off some specs and prices for OnePlus' upcoming phones. There might be a paid difference of $50 to $100 between the OnePlus Z and the OnePlus 8 if the earlier one needs to be a budget-friendly variant. Rumors suggest that the phone will feature a 6.4-inch display, with front-camera on the top. The phone will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G system-on-a-chip. That's a mid-range processor that features a faster clock speed for the chipset's main core, plus more graphics improvements. The phone will have a 4,000mAh battery with wired charging.
Xiaomi has taken the lead in the budget category smartphone once again by introducing the entry-level phones Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C in Malaysia with a starting price of less than $100(RM 360). Both phones feature a large-sized display screen, reasonably big batteries, and up to three rear cameras. The phones are equipped with an IPS LCD panel of 6.53-inch. The dot-drop notch display produces an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio. Both devices come with large 5,000mAh batteries. These devices have 2 GB of LPPDR4x RAM and 32 GB of eMMC 5.1 internal storage.
For additional storage, these devices come with a microSD card slot. The Android operating system along with MIUI 11 comes preloaded on the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C smartphones. The Redmi 9A is powered with the powerful Helio G25 octa-core processor that works at 2GHz whereas the Redmi 9C has Helio G35 octa-core SoC that ticks at 2.3GHz. Both smartphones house a 5-MP camera for selfie and front videos.
The Redmi 9A has a single rear camera of 13-MP whereas the Redmi 9C has a triple-camera system module that includes a 13-Mp primary camera lens, a 5-MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor with LED flashlight. The 9C features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for security but the Redmi 9A doesn't have this security feature. The Redmi 9A and 9C come with other common features like dual SIM slot, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C, IR blaster and 3.5mm audio jack.
Xiamoi Redmi K series has been one of the most successful mid-range series. Redmi K20 was the first phone introduced by the company in the K product line. It was also the first one to feature to pop-up selfie camera. And now recently, a Weibo user submitted a post at Digital chat station that Redmi may launched its next smartphone Redmi K40 in the fourth quarter of this year and K40 Pro in the first quarter of the next year. According to his blog the successor the popular K30 will also feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 775 Soc as well.
Its predecessor Redmi K30 Ultra was powered with MediaTek's dimensity 1000+ processor. Redmi 30 series was launched in December 2019. The phone is already been certified via 3C which stamps on the leaks. Although, there isn't much information on specs at the 3C website. It did confirm, however, the 5G connectivity support.
Some of the specs has already been leaked and also confirmed officially including the phone's high-resolution display. The company manager Wang Teng, has revealed himself that the company will equip the new series with an OLED display panel. He further added that the Redmi K4 series will feature a higher refresh rate as compared to the old-generation smartphones. It is rumored that the phone will have up to 120Hz display refresh rate on both models. This detail was also confirmed by the company's CEO, Lei Jun.
Previous leaks suggest that the phone will be powered by a 4,500mAh battery and may support 33W fast charging. The series will feature quad-camera system at the rear side, that might be something similar to the existing Redmi K30 series.
The Huawei P40 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the tech industry. The company is facing some real problems in the manufacturing area after the Trump administration banned the company. Because of the ongoing Huawei ban, the company can't use any Google apps including the Play Store. This instantly makes it undesirable for the majority of the people using Google and its apps on the daily basis. When the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, it had everything to be a rock star of the industry but because it lacked the apps, not many people outside China wanted it.
Despite an unseen future of Huawei and other Chinese smartphone manufacturers, tech enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the upcoming Huawei phones. As per rumors the Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 lite, there could be another P40 Pro Premium Edition too with thee perhaps. While Samsung and Apple are releasing their phones this year, and many more coming later in 2020, the phone needs a serious implementation of hardware and software specs to be considered by consumers.
Huawei has officially confirmed the release date of the phone - that is the end of March. This may not come as a surprise of many as the P30 and P30 Pro were unveiled in March 2019, the P20 and P20 Pro were launched back in March 2018. Huawei isn't launching the phone at MWC 2020 event, maybe the company is looking for dedicated limelight for the phone. The Huawei P40 price is a more interesting conversation. At launch, the Huawei P30 cost £699 / AU$1,099 (roughly $910), and the P30 Pro started at £899 (AU$1,599, around $1,140), which were both pricier than the previous year's entries. Interestingly, despite of the ban, the company still aims to launch the phone worldwide.
It doesn’t even matter how much you like your phone, who made it or how much you had to shell out once to buy it, all smartphones get outdated sooner or later. Sure, you can stretch out its lifetime by buying a flagship device, because they do come with a bit of future proofing, but even that’s not going to do much but delay the inevitable.
That’s okay though, because such is the nature of technology itself, and not just smartphones. Older, slower, less functional devices are constantly being outdated by their successors, which in the grand scheme of things, defines progress and technological evolution. Unfortunately enough, the pace at which smartphone technology is evolving, it can put a significant load on our wallets!
Creation of a New Industry: Take Advantage of the Competition
The best way to soften the blow of updating to a new phone would be to either sell it, or have it exchanged for a discount while buying a new phone. Manufacturers, second hand vendors and retailers know that too, which is why they have exchange or selling options for smartphones going throughout the year. This has in turn, created another business, and where there is business, there is competition to take advantage of for consumers!
Not Every Site Offers the Same Deal
Have you noticed how different sites sell the same smartphones at different prices? The same applies here too, but even more so than buying. The thing is that unlike first hand retail units, second hand smartphones don’t have any OEM set restrictions on how low or how high one can charge/offer for them. This opens up the competition even more, and the exchange or selling prices of old phones will vary widely as a result of that.
What’s Your Best Option?
Ideally, there should be a platform online , where people would be able to go and compare the price they could be getting for their devices from various buyers. Fortunately, that’s exactly what SellCell provides to consumers! They provide a singular, online platform for buyers to compare the deals they can get from the top sellers across United States, so you won’t have to check a dozen sites and keep constant tabs on them separately. It just streamlines the entire old phone selling or exchanging process immensely.
In case you have held out from buying a new device because you like your old phone too much and can’t get a good deal on it, now you know how to get the best possible deal, without the unnecessary time wasting. On a general note, do not hold onto any Android or iOS device that the OEM has stopped servicing (2 to 3 years at best) with monthly, or at least quarterly updates. Our smartphones carry so much sensitive data in them and without the security patches, they would succumb to malware and hacking attacks without you even realizing it.
Vivo iQOO Z1 5G is the latest gaming phone to feature the MediaTek flagship chipset for the first time. The company has already launched two gaming phones this year - iQOO 3 and iQOO Neo 3. Although snapdragon chops dominate the android phone in recent years, the MTK density series is in a better position for the high-performing needs. Let's talk about the display first. The phone has 1080MP LCD at a 144Hz refresh rate. The Z1 has scored over 520,000 points in the Antutu benchmark, but this isn't as good as 597,000 points of the Neo 3 running the Snapdragon 865. We see the GPU performance of the MTK chipset is much close to the Snapdragon chipset.
The gaming experience is not very different from what you can have on the Snapdragon since there are not many games that require extremely high CPU or GPU performance from Android phones. Most games support up to 60 fps frame rate. There are a few games that can lock the frame rate under 30fps like Asphalt 9. The game got a z1 shutter sometimes, but it still reaches at 29fps on an average. With games that don't lock the frame rate, Z1 could offer a super smooth gaming experience with its 144Hz display. If you continue to play games for a long time, the frame rate may drop down to 90fps to prevent any heating issues.
The phone comes with a 44W charger that takes only 23 min to charge up to 50% of the power and an hour to fully charge the phone. The one-hour PUBG mobile game consumed around 16% of the power. That means you can continue to play for another 5 hours of the game. The phone isn't perfect and has a performance gap between Snapdragon 865 and the Dimensity 1000 plus. However, with most android games, the gap is really hard to perceive due to frame rate limits. Z1 cost around $300 and is one of the cheapest gaming phones this year.
If you are looking for a decent affordable Android Smartphone, then look no further. The new ZTE V5 3 4G is made to set your needs. It's available for $199.99 on GearBest now.
ZTE V5 3 4G Phablet packs a 5.5" Full HD display with 1920x1080 resolution with a drupal Aluminum uni-body design and scratch resistant Glass.
ZTE V5 3 4G Phablet is running Android 5.1 Lollipop Out-of-the-box so you don't need to worry about updates. The device is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit based Octa-core CPU for optimal performance along with a 2GB Ram, so no lag whatever how many Apps you'll run.
As for the connectivity and media specs, the ZTE V5 3 4G has all the features you need from Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth, MP + 13MP Cameras, FHD video recording. Here's what you need to know.
ZTE V5 3 4G Specification
Type: 4G Phablet
Service Provide: Unlocked
OS: Android 5.1
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese
SIM Card Slot: Dual Standby, Dual SIM
SIM Card Type: Dual Nano SIM
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
Cores: 1GHz, Octa Core, 1.5GHz
RAM: 2GB RAM
External memory: TF card up to 128GB (not included)
Wireless Connectivity: WiFi, GSM, 3G, 4G, GPS
WiFi: 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless internet
Network type: GSM+WCDMA+FDD-LTE
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz
Screen type: Capacitive
Screen size: 5.5 inch
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Pixels Per Inch (PPI): 401
Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)
Back camera: with flash light, 13.0MP
Front camera: 5.0MP
Video recording: Yes
Picture format: BMP, PNG, JPEG, GIF
Music format: AMR, MP3, WAV
Video format: H.263, 3GP, AVI, MP4, RMVB, H.264
MS Office format: Word, Excel, PPT
E-book format: TXT, PDF
Live wallpaper support: Yes
Games: Android APK
I/O Interface: TF/Micro SD Card Slot, Micro USB Slot, 3.5mm Audio Out Port
Sensor: Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor
Additional Features: Sound Recorder, Bluetooth, People, GPS, Gesture Sensing, Browser, 3G, Proximity Sensing, MP3, Wi-Fi, 4G, MP4, FM
Battery Capacity (mAh): 3000mAh Built-in Battery
Cell Phone: 1
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1
Product size: 15.53 x 7.72 x 0.855 cm / 6.10 x 3.03 x 0.34 inches
Package size: 18.0 x 12.0 x 6.0 cm / 7.07 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches
Product weight: 0.160 kg
Package weight: 0.550 kg
You can Purchase the ZTE V5 3 4G now for $199.99 only from GearBest Here, limited quantity remaining.
A company called ecoATM recently conducted a survey of 1,050 Apple iPhone owners age 18 or older.
This survey revealed that most of the respondents are very loyal to their current iPhone. When asked what new feature would make them switch from their current handset to the Samsung Galaxy S6, 26% said that nothing could get them to swap their current handset for the new S6 flagship. 32% said that a lower price point for the Galaxy S6 could entice them to switch.
What would it take for an Apple iPhone owner to switch to a Samsung phone?
According to the same survey, 24% would do it if it were a free swap, and 16% would make the trade if the Samsung handset was offered to them at a lower price point. Outside of pricing, 21% would swap their iPhone for a Samsung branded smartphone based on the latter having a longer battery life. 18% would do it for a larger screen-size and 3% would make the change if they saw a celebrity using a Samsung phone. By the way, 16% of iPhone users surveyed said that they would never exchange their iPhone for another smartphone under any condition.
So what is it that prevents iPhone users from switching to a new phone?
A quarter of the respondents with an iPhone said that the fact that their friends and family have one is a reason not to switch. 21% cite the better features on the device as the reason why they stay with it, while 19% say they exclusively use Apple products.
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ was just been officially revealed with bigger display and lots of improved specs, The new Super AMOLED stretches to 5.7 inches and keeps the resolution at Quad HD, which adds up to 518 ppi pixel density.
The Exynos 7420 powerhouse is once again powering a Galaxy flagship, just like it did the Galaxy S6 edge. It offers an Octa-core processor with 4x Cortex-A53 @1.5GHz and 4x Cortex-A57 @2.1GHz, Mali-T760MP8 graphics and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
The main camera seems to be the unchanged a 16MP snapper with optical image stabilization and f/1.9 aperture. A front 5MP selfie shooter is also onboard, again with a bright f/1.9 aperture. The connectivity package is as impressive as it can get - LTE Cat.9/Cat.6 (market dependent), Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2 with ANT+, NFC, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou), plus support for Samsung Pay via Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST).
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is powered by e 3,000 mAh battery and is capable of fast charging both on cable and wireless charger. The phone comes wireless charging enabled, buy you'll need to by the charger itself separately. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop skinned with the latest TouchWiz UI. It also supports the newest KNOX version.
The Galaxy S6 edge+ will be available in 32GB and 64GB flavors. The color options you will be able to choose from are Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and White Pearl.
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ open tomorrow with actual availability coming on August 21. The smartphone will be available via all major US carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless) as well as BestBuy. Starting tomorrow you will also be able to experience the handset yourself by visiting one of the 7,000 Samsung experience shops across the US.
HTC One A9 is latest smartphone from HTC and the first non-Nexus device to launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The handset is supposed to freshen up the HTC portfolio and give another chance of the otherwise struggling One lineup.
The HTC One A9 is built around a 5" AMOLED screen of 1080p resolution and is the first to run on the Snapdragon 617 chip. The SoC employs an octa-core processor with four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz and another four A53 ticking at 1.2GHz, Adreno 405 GPU and 2 or 3 GB of RAM depending on the version.
HTC says it designed the One A9 from scratch, blending signature elements of its previous phones, such as the antenna stripes on the back. The A9's unibody is made entirely of metal, with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 protective glass shielding the entire front.
HTC One A9 Specifications
HTC One A9 is quite thin at just 7.2mm of thickness and it seems like a pocket-friendly chap with the 5" screen and the 143g of weight.
The main camera of the One A9 packs 13MP sensor with optical image stabilization and 1080p video recording (the Snapdragon 617 doesn't support 4K). It supports RAW capturing and Hyperlapse (stabilized time-lapse) videos. The front snapper has a 4MP UltraPixel sensor and a bright F/2.0 aperture.
HTC One A9 comes with either 16 or 32GB of storage, expandable via a microSD slot. LTE connectivity is naturally supported, while a new high-power DAC that promises unmatched audio experience.
The Home key of the HTC One A9 doubles as an always-on fingerprint scanner, which will unlock your device even while the display is turned off. You can also use the sensor for Play Store payments thanks to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow running on the A9 right out of the box.
HTC One A9 is powered by a 2150 mAh battery, which supports Quick Charge 2.0 (and 3.0), though you'll have to buy a proper 15W HTC charger if you want to charge your battery lightning fast.
HTC One A9 will be available worldwide in a price of 600 EURO (about $580) by Early November,2015.
An HTC One M9 online retail listing shows that the flagship device will be available before the end of this month. The retail giant B&H listed the smartphone with March 25 launch date and $649 price tag. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S6 which will launch on April,1st.
The launch date and the price tag were quickly removed from the listing by the retailer, so we might indeed have seen the actual launch date of HTC One M9. B&H has a stellar track record as a retailer, so there is little reason to doubt its listing.
The plan all along was for the HTC One M9 to launch in HTC's backyard. But the date of the release, March 16th, had to be changed reportedly due to a software issue. Some said that the handset was having problems booting up, while others assumed that the problem had to do with the Snapdragon 810's alleged propensity to get a fever. After all, while running a benchmark test, HTC's new flagship had a surface temperature of 132 degrees fahrenheit.
But the good news is that HTC has sent out a patch that turns down the heat. A more recent reading of an HTC One M9 test unit showed the phone running at a much cooler 104 degrees fahrenheit, just two degrees higher than the HTC One (M8) ran during that aforementioned benchmark test.
So now that everything is copacetic with the HTC One M9, the handset is available for purchase in Taiwan, priced at the equivalent of $698 USD for the 32GB model. The 64GB variant, which is expected to be available at a future date, will be priced at the equivalent of $732 USD.
Samsung has officially release its largest tablet ever to the worldwide market and it's called the "Galaxy View". The Samsung Galaxy View packs a huge 18.4" TFT LCD display of 1080p resolution resulting in a pixel density of 123ppi.
The Galaxy View comes with a handle for an easy carry, as it weighs 2.65kg and measures 275.8 x 451.8 x 11.9mm. Rubber feet at the bottom keep it from sliding about and the back features a 2-way stand. Samsung says the tablet's 5700mAh can provide up to 8 hours of continuous video playback, although it's pretty clear you won't be going away from a power socket often. You'll be further enjoying the video content with a dual 4W stereo speaker setup.
Powering the Galaxy View is an 1.6GHz octa-core CPU and 2GB of RAM, part of the Samsung Exynos 7580 chipset. Internal storage is either 32GB or 64GB and is expandable via the microSD card slot on board. Above the display, there's a 2.1MP camera for video conferencing. The connectivity suite includes Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and an LTE model with a nano-SIM slot.
The company is shipping the tablet with a Media UX skin on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop and is placing a strong accent on video watching. The Samsung Galaxy View is available online from US store Adorama reveals with a price of $599 for the LTE version.
Editor: Mo Cheng
@OnLeaks just revealed a whole lot of details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 just before the handset is about to be revealed tomorrow on August 2 by Samsung officially at the Unpacked Event. The sheer amount of details that we see in the leaked press renders show us everything that there is to be seen. In fact, the renders are also available in three colors that the Note 7 will be available in.
We even get a look at the next Gear VR headset by Samsung that's about to come out with the Note 7, complete with USB Type-C connectivity. In case you not aware of the specifications of the device yet, here's a final look before it comes out officially.
Dimensions: 153.5mm x 73.9mm x 7.9 mm
Display: Dual Edge 1440p QHD 5.7-inch Super AMOLED panel
Front/rear camera: 5-mp/12mp
Security: Retina scanner/Fingerprint scanner
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821/Exynos 8893
Price: EUR 850/USD 950 (as per this particular leak)
Even though there isn't anything left to the imagination unfortunately, we would really like to see how many of these "rumored" specs turn out to be wrong, if any at all!
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We had reported back then that the Galaxy S7 Olympic Edition was coming and now it's finally here. You can own the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Limited Edition for $50 more than what the unlocked regular Galaxy S7 Edge costs. This is the second limited edition series based on the S7 Edge that Samsung is releasing this year, after the Injustice: Gods Among Us Edition that we saw in May. Sadly, the Gear VR will not be bundled in along with the Olympic Edition, like it was with the Injustice version. The $850 package will include a custom pouch for carrying the sporty device around though!
As we had seen earlier, the entire theme is based on the five different colors of the Olympic rings and the rings themselves can be seen at the back of the smartphone. It has been made available exclusively in the US, China, Korea, Germany and Brazil. As the moniker "Limited Edition" suggests, only 2016 units will be made available for purchase in each of these countries.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung's latest Galaxy TabPro S was launched officially at CES as a "premium Windows 10 tablet", and it seems that the device will also have the premium mark in the pricing front. As per "All About Samsung", the starting price of Galaxy TabPro S will be at 999 Euro in Germany for the basic Wi-Fi variant that runs on Windows 10 Home. The Windows 10 Pro option will be priced around 1099 Euro, and the LTE variant with Windows 10 Pro can be purchased with 1199 Euro.
That is pretty bizarre pricing, considering the base version of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 costs around 600 Euro (in fact the new Surface Pro 4 is price starts from 999 Euro). The deciding factor while purchasing this device will depend on the importance of a Super AMOLED display in comparison to the powerful desktop processor (a Core i5 or i7) available in the Surface. SSD is available in both of the devices, so performance won't be affected, but we can say that TabPro S needs to have more competitive pricing. They will also have to compete with the MacBook Air, as Apple's least expensive laptop continues to be a lucrative option owing to its price.
In the end, consumers will finally decide where they want to put their money. So we need to wait and watch how the Galaxy TabPro S will be priced in different markets. It will go on sales in February and it is a nice Windows 10 hybrid for those looking to purchase one.
It's true and it's about to happen in June. The infamous Galaxy Note 7 which had caused Samsung to lose billions of dollars, as well as suffer a lot of criticism, bad reputation and take jabs from even the contemporary US President Obama himself , is finally coming back to its home country with a smaller 3,200mAh battery and a roughly 300,00 Won ($266) price cut. The refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will now be available for purchase in South Korea, starting from June.
No new units have been made according to the reports and there will be only about 300,000 of these refurbished smartphones available with a slashed price tag of 700,000 won (or $620). Samsung won't be rebranding it as anything else, so it will go on sale with as the Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N935), just like it should. In spite of all the negativity, it should be noted that the Note 7 was a huge hit for the company and before everything went haywire, critics all around the globe praised it as the best smartphone by Samsung yet. Would you buy one at this price point if it was available near you?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
As per a recent report published by Strategy Analytics, Samsung is selling their smartphones at $465 less than Apple on an average. This conclusion was reached after the firm established that the average selling price of iPhones is $692 and that of the Samsung smartphones is $227. This data is still somewhat dated though, given that the parameters were last updated at the end of Q4, 2016.
You can probably guess that this isn't really a big surprise since Apple only sells premium smartphones, while Samsung does business in every budget category out there. The difference wasn't so shocking before though, but we are guessing that's an obvious effect of the tremendous competition from Chinese manufacturers, who continue to grow in the emerging markets. As Xiaomi, OnePlus and others continue to take over the budget and mid-range segments, Samsung has no choice but to lower the prices in order to stay competitive. They are nevertheless, still the leader in all segments on a global basis.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We are hardly more than a day away from the launch of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the Mobile World Congress 2018 on February 25, so it's about time we got a leak that informed us how much it would cost to pocket one of these! As per the leak, the Galaxy S9 will cost roughly 841 euros (1034 USD approx.) and the S9+ will expectedly be much more expensive at 997 euros (1225 USD approx.). If these leaks are to be believed then the S9 and S9+ will be quite a bit more expensive than the S8 (799 euros) and S8+ (899 euros), but that's to be expected.
It is almost strange that we live in a time when smartphones have become more expensive than full-fledged computers and while modern smartphones are amazing, it almost leads one to question, how much is too much? Nevertheless, the increasing costs doesn't seem to be affecting sales in any way for Samsung or Apple, so there's that!
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Over the past couple of years, the wireless earbuds have grown from a luxury into a necessity. There is no shortage of the company's manufacturing earbuds but recently there has been some trend towards the Samsung Galaxy Buds, and now they have released the second generation.
So should you buy the Galaxy Buds Plus? The biggest advantage of using the earbuds is the way they work with Android. Although pretty much all kinds of earbuds work okay with Android in one way or another, even you can connect Apple's AirPods. However, a lot of them lack these lack extra features on the platform. With the Samsung Galaxy Buds plus, there are many extra features available, especially if you own a Samsung phone.
On a Samsung smartphone, just pair the earbuds with the phone and you will be greeted with a pop-up that displays the battery status of each bud and the case too. It is exactly how Apple works with AirPods. However, this isn't available to all phones. If you own a Google Pixel 4, you need to download an extra app. Once the app is installed, you will have control over the buds plus to customize taps and the like. But you won't get any pop-up with battery information. This has to be checked within the app only.
Samsung has included a USB-C port on the back of the charging case and a Qi wireless chagrining receiver inside the case. The earbuds have pretty good battery life and can last up to 11 hours by Samsung's rating. I don't think that anyone would use the earbuds for that long but even if you use it aa for 4,5 hours, the battery hardly gets any drainage.
There are a few different sound profiles in the Samsung app but if you settled down Dynamic, this sounds pretty normal. The Normal setting although won't get you the best result. Another big plus here is the Spotify integration that enables you to assign a long-press on either bud to a Spotify shortcut. This shortcut initiates Spotify on your connected phone to play either your most recent track or your daily mix playlists.
Now, to talk about the cons or not so good features of the earbuds. The buds plus case isn't huge but still unflattering and thick and the default sound profile isn't so good. Samsung has used two microphones to make call audio to sound better and isolate your voice but you may not find the quality of the mics quite impressive.
After a series of leaked images and renders, we already have a pretty good idea about how the two upcoming Nexus phones from HTC will look like, but price tags had remained undisclosed till now. Someone in HTC has allegedly leaked pricing details of the Nexus Marlin and Sailfish, but as you probably can guess already, it's still a rumor and nothing is for certain yet.
According to the source, the two smartphones from Google in 2016 will be more expensive than last year's models with a price tag of $599 for the Nexus Marlin and $449 for the Nexus Sailfish. These are of course, the price tags for the basic 32GB models and there will likely also be costlier models with higher internal storage capacities. The Marlin will cost $100 more than last year's Nexus 6P ($499), if the rumor turns out to be true. We will soon find out more next month as the two HTC-Google Nexus smartphones are probably going to debut in September with Android 7 Nougat right out of the box.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
As far as the pictures are concerned, you will find them all throughout the article, but unfortunately, none of this latest batch of leaked Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pictures shows the fronts of the two smartphones. Other than the images, we also have information on the color options (as can be seen in the pictures) and even the price.
It looks like the Pixel 2 will come in three color options, which have been comically named by Google as Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White. The color options for the Google Pixel 2 XL on the other hand won't be so vast and the buyers will have to choose in between Black & White and Just Black. Funny as the names may be, they do a pretty good job of describing exactly how the colors look to be honest! You will find the pricing details mentioned below.
Pixel 2 (HTC)
$649 for 64GB/$749 for 128GB
Pixel 2 XL (LG)
$849 for 64GB/$949 for 128GB
The pictures and the information are presented by DroidLife and they do seem to be pretty authentic.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We always need a Extreme high-capacity SD cards for the our New Cameras that can record 4K videos, which requires a very high memory card to hold all these videos together. SanDisk has now announced a new card that should make the life of any videographers a bit easier.
Today, SanDisk has announced the world's first 512GB SD card, that's half-a-Terabyte in a postcard size chip. Insert two of these in a camera that support two cards and you have a full 1 Terabyte of storage space available at your disposal.
The 512GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC card is rated at a write speed of 90MB/s and a read speed of 95MB/s, which should be enough for high bitrate 4K recording or high framerate burst shooting. The card is temperature proof, shock proof, waterproof and X-Ray proof and comes with SanDisk's usual lifetime warranty and RescuePRO Deluxe data recovery software.
Unfortunately, It's Price is Extreme too, the 512GB Extreme PRO will cost around $799.99. But if you are someone who invests in expensive camera gear and can afford to spend on fast, spacious storage options, then this is worth considering.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 128GB variant costs around $949.99 according to the official price list from the Apple US Store. This is the most expensive iPhone Apple ever released to date... The Question is "What Android products you can get with the same price ?".
Well, If you choose to go with Android Open-Source World, for a [$949.99] you can get a Smartphone (Nexus 5) $349 + 7" Tablet (Nexus 7) $229 + HD Streaming (Chromecast) $35 + Smartwatch (Moto 360) $249 + you'll still have a $87 left in your pocket.
So, You can get 1 iOS device or a whole Tech-set of Android devices with unlimited customizing options. Your Call!
Last Monday, As a surprise Acer has announced a new product accessories that brings the selfie tech to a ridiculous new level. The company introduced a never-seen-before "Selfie Hat".
This latest weird development in selfie tech is basically a giant sombrero and holds an Iconia A-1 840 tablet held by the hat's fold-down flap. The tablet is located on the hat in such a way that allows the wearer to slide it around the brim for the ideal selfie.
Even more alarming, there was actual thought put into the "couture" aesthetic of it. It was designed in collaboration with fashion designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis and Acer UK.
For those interested in purchasing a hat well, you may be out of luck unless you're in the London area. It'll be on display today at the Christian Cowan-Sanluis fashion presentation at London Fashion Week.
These are the main price predictions for Bitcoin in march 2019Bitcoin price prediction. Since the beginning of april Bitcoin lost around 60% percent of its price in three days, and its market capitalization fell below the $ 100 billion mark, triggering massive sales in the market. The coin then underwent a 10 percent recovery over a 14hour period. He was able to learn about bitcoin .
Last week, Bitcoin drop from to $ 4,800, which occurred on March. The currency regular fluctuate between the $ 4,000 to $ 5,000 levels, reaching a low of $ 2,100 and a high of $ 4,800 in that months.
On april 19, Bitcoin rose to $ 6,000 levels again, closing the day at $ 6,191.19. The next weeks, BTC tried to hit the resistance level of $ 7,000, but did not hit a high of $ 6,855.26. Over the next two days, BTC ranged from the highest values of $ 5,000 to the lowest values of $ 4,000.
The main support level of the set at the $ 5,000 area , and so far, the coin has managed to stay above it in the pastmonths. The BTC USD pair is currently in the mid of a very in long-term downtrend. This period is one of the consolidation as we can see the recovery to $ 5,000 in the past months. Bitcoin Evolution is used to know this currency rates.
Bitcoin is now currently in all the financial news as it severely crashed in this months to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, which is also affected the financial markets in all over the india.
The most anticipated daily update for the Bitcoin network will occur in april and is also known as Bitcoin having, in which the area reward will be halved. This event is expected to affect the daily price of Bitcoin as well as , but most analysts expect this to be noticeable in the every short term.
Coinpredictor expects Bitcoin to decline by 25.6% in may which would put the coin at around $ 6127.63.
Gov capital estimated that Bitcoin would be trading at $ 5,765 ,032 in early may, with a peak price of $ 6,572.6543 and a minimum price of $ 4,654.6663.
Well-established economic theory make a compelling argument to support a significant price in the future.
The cryptocurrency industry is growing fastly and changing rapidly. Money, resources are coming into space in a way not seen since the early days of Internet development. That doesn't necessarily mean that it will succeed, of course, and there are still a lot of problems to be solveinig.
Where will the bitcoin price go
find an answer to anyother person and there has never been a shortage of experts who gives answer But are the bitcoin price predictions made by industry are really good or not.
A while back we reviewed some myths about bitcoin from 2013 made in 2015, and found that pretty much everyone was overly optimistic and all thing are right about the price of bitcoin (BTC). Now that we are in 2019, we have tried something difference , looking back at media articles on the bitcoin price predictions for the end of 2013 or 2015.
We show the similar results. Almost everyone was wrong, and most people were overly dramatics . The graph below shows the results, including a calculation of the predicted percentage of the price contrasted with the actual price of bitcoin (based on the price at the time of this publication, which was USD 7,050).
We have organized the predictions using a "degree of error" score, which means that predictions wrong less than twice are scored as "slightly wrong", predictions wrong in a range 2-3 times are "moderately wrong" . While wrong predictions in the range 3 to 10 times are "very wrong" and wrong predictions more than 10 times, or price predictions at $ 0 are considered "extremely wrong."
This is a question that many investors want to find an answer to, and there has never been a shortage of experts or personalities to offer suggestions.
Now that we are in 2020, we have tried something similar, looking back at media reports on bitcoin price predictions for the end of 2019 or 2020.
The Apple Watch is arriving early 2015 in three versions Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition. The Watch Sport is going to cost $349 as Apple announced last week, but according to long-time Apple analyst John Gruber, the Gold Watch Edition version could retail for as much as $4,999.
The reason for the high price tag is that Apple is manufacturing the Watch Edition with solid 18-karat gold. It's not plated or coated. This kind of affair in watchmaking comes at a cost.
According to Gruber, at the very least, the Watch Edition is going to retail at $1,999. However, that's as optimistic as he's willing to go. He even goes on to compare the Apple Watch Edition to the more "affordable" Rolex watches stating that the $5,000 price tag isn't as ridiculous as it might initially appear.
The anticipated Apple Watch is expected sometime this spring, but in-depth information about certain versions of the wearable is already circulating in the air. A recent piece of info about the most exquisite variation of the wearable, the 42mm gold-plated Edition one, claims to reveal how much gold it will come with.
From the looks of it, the luxurious Apple Watch will pack a 29.16 grams of 18-karat gold. As per the current prices of gold, the Apple Watch Edition will come with $853.82 worth of gold. This is an approximate estimation, based on the notion that the average wall thickness of the watch case will be 1.15mm; the additional parts of the watch, such as the crown, the number markers, dials, and other parts of the gadget.
So, if just the watch case costs around $900 to make, how much will the Apple Watch Edition cost, exactly? It's about $1600 and will be here this April.
Over the past few days Google has been showing glimpses of the Black Friday offer and now the deal is finally revealed.
The Google Store is offering $80 off the Nexus 5X, which has brought the price of the 16GB model to $299.99 and the 32GB variant to $349. While writing this post, all models were available with shipment days hovering around 1-2 business days.
We're used to seeing older Nexus hardware get price-cut, but the Nexus 5X is merely a month old. Although it seems kind of insane to see a new Nexus device to get such a remarkable discount, we're really delighted to get $80 discount on a shiny new Nexus phone.
Apart from offering discount on the Nexus 5X, Google is having sales on various other products. You can get $200 off the Nexus 9, bringing down the price to $199 for the 16GB model and $279 for the 32GB variant. Other sales include $30 discount on a Nest Cam, $80 to $100 off on the Huawei Watch, up to $50 off on selected Chromebook models, and some Chromecast deals, too.
On this Black Friday, quite a few enticing deals are offered by Google and consumers must make the best of it to get some serious savings.
At today's event, Google has just launched the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The phone is built around a 5.2" IPS LCD display of 1080p resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 424ppi. The screen is covered with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3.
Google launches the Nexus 5X with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. It runs on the Snapdragon 808 chipset with a hexa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 418 GPU. Internal storage is either 16GB or 32GB with no option to expand it.
Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2 MIMO), NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS/GLONASS. There's a single front-facing speaker, which is joined by 3 microphones (at the front, top and bottom).
The LG Nexus 5X will be available for pre-order starting September 29. Those in the US, UK, South Korea, Japan and Ireland will be able to pre-order the phone starting at $379.99 for the 32GB variant.
Google and Huawei positioned the Google Nexus 6P against the flagship phablets with a smaller 5.7" screen. It's still an AMOLED with QHD resolution (1,440 x 2,560px), the front-facing speakers were also carried over to the new design. The whole thing measures 159.4 x 77.8 x 7.3mm, just a tad taller than an iPhone 6 Plus despite the two front speakers.
The camera was spruced up as well with a new 12.3MP sensor, which boasts large 1.55µm pixels and a relatively wide F/2.0 aperture. This is in addition to the dual-LED flash for promising low-light performance. It records 2160p, naturally. The selfie camera is no slouch either 8MP sensor with 1.4µm pixels and F/2.4 aperture.
A highlight of both Android 6.0 Marshmallow which debuts with the Nexus 6P and the phablet itself is native fingerprint reader support. The reader is on the back instead of the Apple-preferred front position.
Another Marshmallow feature is Doze, which promises improved battery life with lower standby power use. The 6P further helps that cause with a bigger battery 3,450mAh, bigger than both the Nexus 6 and Note5 batteries.
The Nexus 6P is powered by a Snapdragon 810 chipset (the cooler-running v2.1 refresh). It should give games on the QHD screen a boost compared to the Snapdragon 805 in last year's Nexus 6. The chipset is paired with 3GB of RAM (same as last year).
The metal unibody comes in plain Aluminum, Graphite, Frost and Gold colors (however, the Gold one is exclusive to Japan for now).
The Nexus 6P 32GB will cost $500 and will be available in multiple countries starting today (others will have to wait a bit). For the 64GB model expect to pay $550 and for the 128GB $650. In the UK and Europe those prices are £450/£500/£580 and €650/€700/€800.
Samsung announced the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality accessory for the Galaxy Note 4 phablet last week. The Pricing details are out, it will cost $199 in the US. This comes straight from a spokesperson for the Korean company, so it's pretty much official.
Sure, a press release would have been nice, but this will have to do for now. The price was revealed at the New York Fashion Week of all places.
With this, the final piece in the Gear VR's pricing puzzle was put in its place. Recently a rumor claimed the Gear VR would cost €199 in the Eurozone. And since mobile devices and accessories usually get the exact same prices in dollars and euros, the $199 amount for the US seems to confirm that same level for Europe.
A well-known Indonesian smartphones store erafone.com has the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 listed on its store website, the company has a photo of the device with the same wallpaper as the Galaxy S5 LTE-A along with its Price and Specifications. The Galaxy Note 4 obviously shows up as "out-of-stock" but the page is still up.
As you can, the Galaxy Note 4 will apparently come with a 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution (Quad HD) Super AMOLED display, and will be powered by two processors, depending on the version either a 2.5GHz, quad-core Snapdragon 805 (SM-N910S) or an octa-core Exynos 5433 with four 1.3GHz Cortex-A53 and four Cortex-A57 cores (SM-N910C). If these specs prove to be the real then, then the Note 4 is also on path to becoming the first Android device with 4GB RAM, not to mention that the 16-megapixel camera will apparently support OIS (Optical Image Stabilizaiton). The phone is listed with a price tag the equivalent of around $817 (IDR 9,499,000).
The rest of the spill suggests that there will be three storage options for the Note 4 (16/32/64GB) all with support for microSD card up to 128GB. The Note 4 will also apparently tout support for Bluetooth 4.0, MHL 2.0, and microUSB v3.0, and will be powered by Android 4.4.3 KitKat upon launch. More info is coming soon.