Friday, 21 July 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 discounted by up to $400

The Galaxy S8 is one of the most impressive smartphones currently on the market. And to celebrate the launch of the Coral Blue color in the US the Korean company is running a nice promo that can get you the flagship for as little as $360 under certain conditions.

On BestBuy, you can choose between a carrier-locked or an unlocked Galaxy S8. The second version is down to $675 from the original $749. Some carrier deals let you have the phone for just $15 for 24 months which adds up to $360.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 shines in new renders

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is edging closer and closer. In fact we know have an exact date on when it will arrive - August 23.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 renders Samsung Galaxy Note 8 renders
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 renders

And while we're waiting for Samsung to officially show us the device the people over at BGR have obtained renders of the Galaxy Note 8 based on industry insiders' information.

LG will provide L-shaped power cells for the 2018 iPhone

We might be expecting the iPhone 8, but reports about the iPhone 9 already started surfacing. According to sources, Apple had reached an agreement with LG Chem for the battery of the 2018 iPhone.

The power cell will be L-shaped with a bend at the bottom and is expected to increase the battery capacity without making the whole device bigger.

Reliance announces JioPhone, an effectively free 4G feature phone for the masses

Ten months since the launch of Jio, Reliance has launched the JioPhone, a low cost 4G feature phone for the masses. Feature phones are normally boring but what makes this one special is that it is basically free.

The JioPhone will be available to customers starting August 24. Customers will have to pay INR 1500 ($23) up front, which will be refunded after three years of using the phone when the phone is returned, essentially making it free.

The cost of using the device is also rockbottom. As usual, local calls and SMS over Jio's 4G VoLTE network are completely free of cost. 4G data will cost INR 153 ($2.38) per month and will include 500MB 4GB data per day. Exceeding that will reduce the speed to 128Kbps until it resets next day.

To make purchasing the data plans even cheaper, customers can choose to purchase a weekly plan for INR 53 or a 2-day plan for INR 23.

Reliance has also provided a way to access the company's media streaming services. While the phone itself won't be able to handle these services directly, you can purchase an optional cable for the device and plug it into the television. Then you will be able to access Reliance's entire library of music, movies, and TV shows on the big screen. Access to the media library requires subscribing to the Jio Prime plans.

The device itself is a basic feature phone with a 2.4-inch QVGA display and also has NFC functionality for digital payments.

The phone will be available to beta testers from August 15 and open for pre-booking from August 24. Pre-bookers will get the device September onwards. The company also plans to manufacture the JioPhone locally starting Q4 2017.

Source: gsmarena

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Galaxy Note8 launch event date confirmed: August 23

Samsung has officially sent out invitations to the press for its Unpacked event in New York City, where the company will announce the Galaxy Note8. The invitation includes nothing more than two slim top and bottom bezels of the Note8 with no edges, which indicates the same 2:1 Infinity Display as the one on the Galaxy S8.

Furthermore, this disproves that one rumor that the Note8 would have a significantly larger top bezel than the lower one.

Metal blanks show a fingerprint reader on the back of the iPhone 8

Leaks give an impression that Apple has tried a thousand different places to put the fingerprint reader on the iPhone 8, now that there’s no room for it on the front. The most recent leak places it in a surprising – yet familiar – location.

Metal blanks show a round hole just under the Apple logo – clearly meant for the fingerprint reader. The metal blanks we saw earlier were in a rough shape and lacked such detail.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra lands in India for $465

Sony has launched its Xperia XA1 Ultra smartphone in India. The device carries a price tag of INR 29,990 (around $465), and is available through Sony Centers and major third-party electronic stores in the country.

Available color options inlcude black, white, and gold. As for deals, the Quick Charger UCH12 (worth INR 1,490, or $23) is included in the box and a three-month Sony LIV subscription is being offered for free. Also, those purchasing the Style Cover Stand along with the device will get INR 1,000 ($15) discount.

Source: gsmarena

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Samsung Galaxy S8 discounted by up to $400

The Galaxy S8 is one of the most impressive smartphones currently on the market. And to celebrate the launch of the Coral Blue color in...