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    We got a peak sneak peek at the LeTV Max Pro yesterday. It's the world's first phone — at least Qualcomm's betting on it to be — that will sport the Snapdragon 820 chipset. It also has the uncommon flight path of coming from China straight to the United States. Don't be mistaken, though. The Max Pro will be sold in China at LeMall.com, though we don't have an official listing of it just yet. But thanks to an web asset leak, we have a price: CNY 3,500. That's $536 for a premiere spec monster. Of course, with currencies and export costs being the way they are, we'll have to see how much ...

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    It's not about the destination, it's about the way there. It could be said that it's not about the final price of an item, but how it was determined through the time it was developed. Take the Oculus, the Rift VR headset and how company founder Palmer Luckey screwed it up — by his own admission. For perspective, Luckey initially told the media that an optimal PC for Rift use would cost $1,500. But that gave us no practical indication of the headset's price — until one Palmer addressed developers and said that it would come around the "ballpark" of $350. We got the release details ...

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    Update: BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced at the company's CES 2016 press conference that Sprint and Verizon will also have the Priv as well. Chen disclosed that AT&T had a 60-day exclusivity clause that has just expired. More from Chen in our Via link. Our original story is below. T-Mobile's been blazing on upwards for the past few years, though it's been getting majorly checked by competitors, regulators and watchdog groups in the past few months. Whatever you think about its deals and steals, its plans and services and how it operates all of the above, one thing that can make or ...

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    While Huawei is bringing some phones to the US, what it won't bring to the US (just yet) is its Mate 8. Maybe we're not ready for that piece of work just yet. Maybe Huawei isn't ready to fully commit to the US just yet. But the GX8 might be a worthy upgrade from the P8 lite. Bad news for us, good news for some 30 territories if you're ready to shell out for it. Huawei has just announced that the Mate 8, already up for sale in China, will be pushed out to the world at large. it's the same Kirin 950 SoC, the same Sony IMX298 camera sensor and the same 4,000mAh battery coming its way, but ...

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    Can't you feel that holiday cheer, Samsung? The Ga-la-la-la-laaa-la-la-laxy A9 is back on the eggnog overflow and we have more details as to what it tows. And there's also a little quirk that made us shift in our seats just a little bit. See if you can spot it and guess what we think it means while we go through the laundry list. The new leak from Weibo seems to be a showroom specifications card meant for Samsung plots in retail stores or carriers. This one's for the dual-SIM version that can apparently come in salmon, champagne or white colors. The 2.5D glass (as we learned about in a ...

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    Every so often, our Stephen Schenck likes to point out that RAM is really cheap nowadays. And indeed, many phones have taken advantage of that fact with 4GB now the new benchmark for close-to-flagship-tier smartphones and devices. Because why not? Especially after some RAM management kerfuffles. Well, we now have industry sources from Korea telling us about the war games they're playing with Chinese manufacturers as RAM is going, going, gone down to basement prices. Try $16.70 for a 4GB DDR3 module last month, down 9.5 percent from September's price. Metrics tracker DRAMeXchange expects ...

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    Samsung may have just posted some positive growth in its smartphones unit. But as Samsung's own earnings report told us, a lot of those smartphones came from the mid-range Galaxy A, J and O (or On) lineups. Furthermore, while the company was able to popularize the Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6, the latter wasn't going to make much in terms of returns because of a price cut. And thus, the scrutiny has been in this lower bunk of the price bin, with a new report from Counterpoint Technology Market Research. As a reminder, the chaebol reported that it moved 84.5 million handsets this quarter, ...

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    When we were introduced to the HTC One A9 at $399, we thought it was a fair price for a decent phone, no matter how iPhone-y it was. In the UK, however, we saw a dramatic gulf in SRP — going for £420 ($645 as of this post) at the very least — that was definitely warranted an iPhone caliber jaw drop. We may see some sense seeping into this story, though, not the sense we'd like to see. HTC has released a statement saying that the $399.99 offer on its US website is only a promotional offer and that the official price beginning November 7 is $499.99. Another piece to the price puzzle is ...

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    After Xiaomi came out with two variations of its Mi 4 smartphone, one for India and an updated phone for all of Asia just recently, it turns out that the Chinese OEM is still keeping us in rumor territory for the ever-elusive Mi 5 phone. Whether or not we're certain about what the Xiaomi Mi 5 feels like, what's inside or when it will come, we're just as happy to be unsure about how much it will cost. Leave it to Weibo (and its shelled-up site that isn't suited for translating by Google) to talk up a storm. We have cleaned up a translation from the source, Leaksfly: The Xiaomi Mi 5 and ...

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    For being the first product coming from a small startup company with a vague history and questionable PR stunts, the One from OnePlus sold like crazy when it was made available last year. In the end, it turned out to be quite a good phone, but even before anyone knew how it performed, there were two main selling points that largely drove the OnePlus One to its viral success: its price and its specs. The market has grown significantly since the One’s release, with phones like the Idol 3 and Zenfone 2 taking over the budget space, but at the time there were very few low-cost phones worth ...

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    When rumors started to surface about the new Nexus 7 – as opposed to the old Nexus 7 I suppose (what are they going to call it next year?) - I was disappointed. Google was delivering on so much including a fast processor, plenty of RAM, LTE, and a whole bunch of jiggly goodness. But one part of the rumor's felt sour to me - $229. Two hundred and twenty nine dollars. It just felt....off. Last year, Google introduced their first generation Nexus 7 at the sub-200 dollar price point. This is not a small thing. Please don't misunderstand. I'm not quibbling over whether the new Nexus 7 is ...

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    Blackberry and HTC have a bit of a problem. Their problem is they are coming off of losing seasons and they're trying to get their fans back in the stands. Ok, yes I'm using a sports analogy here, bear with me. The problem is they're charging just as much for their seats as the third team in town – the one who has won the championship two years in a row. And they're both surprised when their beer sales are plummeting. In short, Blackberry and HTC pricing against Samsung and Apple is doomed to failure until they can reestablish their premium brands to go with their premium phones. A Tale ...

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