Monday, 20 November 2017

Nokia 2 goes up for pre-order in the US, priced at $99

The Nokia 2 became official at the end of October as HMD Global's entry-level Android smartphone model - its cheapest yet. The device has already landed in Russia and South Africa, and it looks like the US is among the next batch of countries to receive it.

Today the Nokia 2 has gone up for pre-order at online retailers such as Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy. Regardless of where you buy from, the phone will set you back a cool $99. Of course you're receiving an unlocked unit, but keep in mind that it's only compatible with GSM-based carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile (and the various MVNOs which use their networks). The device will not work on Sprint or Verizon, unfortunately.

Here are Huawei’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals starting November 23

As holiday shopping season approaches, some brands offer a peek at the deals they'll be hosting on the biggest shopping days of the year (in the US).

Huawei is pretty much discounting its entire line up for products available in the US. Most of Huawei's lineup can be found at Amazon and Newegg. Best Buy also carries all of Huawei's smartphones. Check out the list of discounts below.

Apple to launch three new iPhone X-like devices next year

Now that even the last of Apple's 2017 iPhones is finally available, it's time for the rumors about the company's 2018 lineup to start. Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is leading the way as always, today releasing a report about the specific smartphones that he expects Apple to unveil next year.

The first thing you'll notice about all of them is that they're keeping the design of the iPhone X intact, bezel-less screen and controversial notch included. Thus, all the iPhones of 2018 will be similar in the looks department and similarly devoid of a fingerprint sensor. They will also all feature the TrueDepth camera system on the front.

Kuo says the two models with OLED panels will basically have the same top of the line innards. The smaller of these will be the same size as the iPhone X basically, while the other adds an option for people who like bigger devices. The 6.5" behemoth will come with an even higher resolution than the X, aiming for up to 500 ppi pixel density.

Mom's iPhone X unlocked via FaceID by son

Tim Cook joked that the new FaceID of iPhone X can be unlocked by your twin. But it turns out that your kids can unlock it too. That’s what the Malik family found out when 10-year old Ammar unlocked his mom’s iPhone with no issues at all.

And he didn’t even need a fancy 3D printed mask as some security researchers have used to get past Apple’s new biometric security. He has his mom’s genes and that proved enough. Here, watch the mother and son team do a demo:

Apple claims that the chance of a random person unlocking the iPhone X via FaceID is 1 in 1,000,000, compared to 1 in 50,000 for TouchID. That may be true for a random person, but family members obviously have a much higher chance.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

New Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus render suggests FullView screen

Xiaomi just announced the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite and now another Redmi handset is on its way. A render of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus appeared on Weibo, suggesting the device will have FullView display with 18:9 ratio, which would be a first for Xiaomi.

The image, if real, shows a dual camera on the back and a dual-LED flash, all lined in a vertical setup. Below them is a fingerprint scanner in a similar fashion like the Redmi Note 4.

Rumors suggest the Redmi 5 Plus will arrive with Snapdragon 625 or the newer 630 and the RAM could be 3 GB, paired with 32 GB of storage.

We are waiting for information from Xiaomi about the alleged new Redmi flagship. Until then we’ll keep you updated with all the latest rumors and leaks.

Source: gsmarena

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Apple reportedly working on iPad with Face ID for 2018

Apple is working on a new iPad with Face ID for 2018, according to a report by Bloomberg.
The report states that that this new iPad will have a similar sized display to the current 10.5-inch iPad Pro but will get rid of the current Home button with Touch ID in favor of the new Face ID technology introduced with the iPhone X.

Artist's impression of the 2018 iPad. And by artist, I mean the original post owner

Other changes include a thinner bezels, which are likely a result of not having to reserve space button for a physical home button anymore.

Woman wins almost £600,000 with £1 bet after landing 12-fold accumulator

Steve Cook's 92nd minute winner away at Newcastle United earned Bournemouth a much needed three points on Saturday (4 November). What the Cherries defender did not know is that it also won a woman almost £600,000 off a £1 bet.

The unnamed woman, who apparently has little interest in football and bets only because her son and husband watch football every weekend, landed a 12-fold accumulator which returned £574,278.41.

Nokia 2 goes up for pre-order in the US, priced at $99

The Nokia 2 became official at the end of October as HMD Global's entry-level Android smartphone model - its cheapest yet. The device h...