Posts tagged with: Pricing
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    But we're obliged to talk about it, if only for the market dynamics. And boy, is Chinese manufacturer vivo expecting the market to move. The X7 and X7 Plus are expected to be in the "mid-rangers-plus" category. The phablet of the two — can you guess — will have a 5.7-inch full HD screen and it's tied to a Snapdragon 652 with 4GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel main camera. There could be more RAM and more storage in another variant that may cost way more. How much more? Well, the base model is rumored to be somewhere above ¥2,500 (approx. $400+) and the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant could ...

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    US retailers are stocking up on the Samsung Gear 360, but it's not due for a release until sometime in the fall. At least, that's what B&H Photo says on its site. So, what's taking so long? How much is it going to be? And why the special treatment? Samsung won't tell us much, but it did confirm to Phandroid that we'll see the virtual reality camera sell for $350 and that there will be some stock going on at the online video festival VidCon this week in Anaheim, California. It's there that the company will take the opportunity to sell creators on its cameras and get its software lined ...

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    One of the factors of most iPhone releases that we take for granted is the pricing. The new 16GB model comes in at $649 and basically every other variant tacks on some multiple of $100 to the price. But with rumors of an iPhone 7 Pro getting into the product mix this year and improved storage options to boot, there's some question as to how SRP's going to work out this year. A Weibo leaker is claiming to have the answers from a mile out of launch time with a complication in each model's storage situation. Apparently, the iPhone 7 will have models with 32GB, 64GB or 256GB of storage. Both ...

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    Want a different take on the Microsoft Surface 3? Huawei introduced one earlier this year with its MateBook. Since February, the products made its trek around the world. It's only now crawled back around to the US for a launch here. Hardware-wise, Huawei's crafted an 6.9mm thick aluminium chassis to hold in a 12-inch IPS LCD at 2160 x 1440 display with viewable angles through 160 degrees of rotation. Windows Hello takes advantange of dual array of microphpones and a side-mounted fingerprint reader. A 33.7Wh battery should get you through a nine-hour day. Intel's 6th generation Core M ...

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    The different threads of OPPO's smartphones range from the premium to the camera-focused to the budget-minded. Even in the A-series, we can find some stratification. So, what does the A37 really represent? Well, for about $199, it brings a 5-megapixel front-facing camera on a 1/4-inch sensor. With its 1.4μm pixels, OmniBSI+ technology and a screen flash, the phone's promised to shine a light on your selfies. The main 8-megapixel camera, with a 1/3.2-inch sensor, has the same-sized pixels as on the front with backside illumination. Software can composite five shots into a single ...

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    There's never a shortage of budget options for those on prepaid carriers, but they're always rebadged with some funky name like "Avant" or "Admire" or "Your Face". What, too cynical? Anyways, T-Mobile and MetroPCS are bucking the trend for once as both are officially taking in the Samsung Galaxy On5 late this month. It's a simple phone, really. An mid-range quad-core Exynos processor powering the typical five-inch HD display, a five-megapixel camera on back and a two-megapixel unit on the front. 1.5GB of RAM and a 2,600mAh battery keep it chugging while 8GB of storage keeps things in ...

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    While today's the day the OnePlus 3 gets its shine on, you might be surprised at who will pop up next in the value crunching sector. Take a look at Vodafone UK's new Smart Platinum 7, set to come to the carrier on June 20. It has a 5.5-inch quad HD screen all lit up with AMOLEDs, a 16-megapixel rear camera with an 8-megapixel front facer, a "powerful octa-core processor" 3GB of RAM, a 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, 32GB of storage Android Marshmallow and a Smart VR headset to boot. The phone will go for £300 all at once or from £28 per month. If this thing looks ...

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    Since the end of last week, OnePlus has been preparing its distribution channels for sales of its next flagship device. With that, we find entries on Zauba, an Indian import-export database, with listings for the 64GB OnePlus 3 with the graphite back. We can't tell how much RAM this variant has from the listings. There have been four runs of the device to the subcontinent so far with more assumed to be on the way in time for the device's June 14 launch. 24,440 units are in the country with a raw value of Rs. 22,858 or about $341. Expected pricing for the OnePlus 3 has ranged between $305 ...

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    Every so often, OPPO updates its A-series phones. They're always floating around to give those who don't like selfies and who don't like mid-range flagships just something, anything to work with.  And that's what we're dealing with here with the A59: decency. The gold-colored, dual-SIM, 32GB variant of the phone is currently on pre-sale through June 18 for ¥1,799 or $274. [table] Component,Description Screen size,5.5 inches Screen type,LCD Resolution,1280 x 720 Pixel density,267ppi SoC,MediaTek MT6750 Type,Octa-core Speed,1.5GHz GPU,Mali-T860 RAM,3GB Storage,32GB Camera,13-megapixel ...

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    Lenovo has introduced three phones in its PHAB2 series. The PHAB2 (image left) is a $199 6.4-inch phablet with some AR technology, a 13-megapixel camera and 16GB of expandable storage. At $299 comes the PHAB2 Plus (image middle) — it brags a pair of rear cameras with f/1.8 lenses and Fujitsu imaging processors. Lenovo makes the point that those processors are also found in Leica cameras, a nick at Huawei and its Leica-approved P9. But the big deal of the trio shines as the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro (image right), the first product launching with Project Tango technology. We'll get to the specs ...

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    Apple's App Store makes so much money from fewer downloads than Google's Play Store. So, why change a revenue sharing model with developers that has worked for eight years? Because Phil Schiller is betting that it will end up making Apple more money. Schiller revealed to The Verge that developers can soon activate app access subscriptions on their products from any category — including games. Apple will continue to take 30 percent of the revenue, but if a customer keeps a subscription for more than a year, that cut shrinks down to 15 percent per transaction. App makers would have ...

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    The typical eBay listing has the Samsung Galaxy S7 going for about $500 these days. The S7 edge? $700 or so. The S7 Active? $795. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Injustice edition? Hold onto your britches. The "new" phone was introduced with a Batwing-emblazoned S7 edge and a whole bunch of other "freebies" such as a black Gear VR, a kinda-sorta Batarang, in-game credit for "Injustice: Gods Among Us" and some free Oculus content as well. Samsung Indonesia has its special site set up and pre-orders are being taken for the equivalent of $1,136. Reservations go on through June 19. Deliveries begin ...

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    With the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book still feeling somewhat fresh in our minds in the wonderment they provided, — and all the little and big bugs that have bit at us along the way — Microsoft may make us wait a little bit before it introduces its next iteration of the Surface Pro 2-in-1 tablet. And with a bump from "4" to "5" come some massive spec bumps as well. India's Mobipicker is relaying word from its Chinese sources that the Surface Pro 5 will come packing with Intel's 14nm Kaby Lake processors and up to 16GB of RAM. Windows 10 Redstone 2 will be on-board. A point of more ...

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    AT&T has come to Samsung for the fourth year in a row with its desire for a more rugged, durable phone for its customers. It comes in the form of the Galaxy S7 Active — the largest and most massive of the series yet. But with that bulk comes more of the features that have been missing in past Actives and some new ones that might have Motorola scared. Pretty much all of the internal specs borrow from the regular Galaxy S7: the same 5.1-inch quad HD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 12-megapixel main camera with DualPixel focusing and a ...

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    So, we know what we're getting with the Axon 7 and we figured that ZTE would finally come around and just say that the phone's going global. As we have discussed on this week's podcast, we'd hope that the company would do its flagship phone a favor in marketing the thing. Well, we're learning now that the base model Axon 7 — the one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage — will go on sale in China for ¥2,899. Funnily enough, the phone will retail for €409 in Europe and $449 in the US. That's the same price the original Axon Pro launched with last year. There's a higher-end version of ...

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    Chinese manufacturer ZTE is turning up the dial to seven. After last year's US-launched Axon, it has taken things back home to reboot the stratified series. The Axon 7 was revealed at a Beijing event and it is about as strong a phone as its spring compatriots and at least just as strong as a possible fall release. For one, you can purchase a variant of the phone with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. Some of the other major features of the phone include the return of Hi-Fi in a big way: the Axon 7 has two audio chipsets from AKM, one providing the DAC function and the other as an ...

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    The hierarchy of Samsung's smartphone ranges isn't exactly clear. Of course, there's the Galaxy S series that gets center stage attention, followed by the nearly-flagship A-series. Somewhere down below are the Galaxy Ons and the bottom, as far as we can tell, is the Galaxy J-series. This pins this current crop of HTC-esque Galaxy C phones supposedly to the heart of the mid-range. But as we look forward to next week's launch event for the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7, we're looking at some bumped up price tags for the phones. Talk on Chinese social platform Tencent is propping up some of the ...

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    Available in Korea since March 31, the US from April 1, and most other major global markets for at least a few weeks, the LG G5 took an unusually long time to reach India, which has recently surpassed the US as the country with the second largest smartphone user base in the world. As such, it felt vital for both the short and long-term box-office prospects of the modular device to stop wasting time, and cater to the hundreds of millions of prospective India-based buyers with a relatively low price. Unfortunately, we still don’t know how much nation-leading retailer Flipkart intends to ...

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    As promised, Cricket has refreshed Microsoft's presence in the US prepaid carrier space as it has exclusively introduced the Lumia 650 into its lineup. It's $129.99 with activation on the network and it brings native Windows 10 Mobile. A phone with an OLED display at that price is a pretty good steal, — the phone's $199 at the Microsoft Store — though the uphill part comes to the OS. That's another post, though. Virgin Mobile only has the Lumia 635 on clearance while Cricket itself still stocks the Lumia 640. Source: Cricket Wireless Via: GSMArena

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    The "Hipster Troll Carwash" has become the "Hot Topic Craze" in mobile tech, at least for this microsecond. HTC has found its footing once again with the HTC 10 and with a clear month until Motorola — under Lenovo — has something to offer, we'll see a full month's of worth of sales. But it has to start somewhere. In the US, Verizon said it has first dibs for carriage. In the UK, it's Three that has started pre-orders for the phone with deliveries targeted for May 6. Three is currently only offering the phone purchased with a two-year contract plan and an upfront fee of £49. We'll ...

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    iPhones aren't getting cheaper. Well, maybe in the land of the rising sun. Apple has not given a reason why price cuts have come to Japan, but they have and they may be here for a while. One reason could be, as is often the case, that the currency markets have shifted to jelly again. The Yen has improved against the Dollar by about 10 percent in the past few months. All SIM-free SKUs of the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6s Plus, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus get the chopper, generally about 9 percent. Those who recently bought one of these phones (except the iPhone SE) within ...

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    If you want to own a no-holds-barred Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge in the US, why would you head to Best Buy to get one? Well, there is a limited one-year warranty on these phones as opposed to the ones at, say, Amazon or B&H. But is it worth the $50+ markup? That's right, if you're not going to deal with carrier bloatware from either AT&T or T-Mobile and want a little protection beyond the IP68 water resistance, the international variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with no US warranty are on BestBuy.com right now. Only the Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium versions of the S7 are ...

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    Is money no object in the way of unlimited data? Well, if you and Verizon still want to be together forever, it's just going to have to cost more. Some subscribers found this out for themselves last November as their bills went up by $20, bringing their monthly tabs up to $49.99. Add on voice and SMS services and those bills could easily hit about $100. If you weren't hit with that price hike on November 15, but still have an unlimited plan with Verizon, call a representative and ask if you should be expecting a price hike on May 15 (or whenever your bill cycle resets after that date). ...

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    The Galaxy S7 has had promo after promo after promo to boost its sales. LG has been trying to keep up with Samsung's shenanigans with a couple of its own tricks. US Cellular was the first carrier in the country to make its LG G5 offer known. AT&T pushed the envelope with a BOGO deal and a free battery. T-Mobile went all-out and put in the LG 360 CAM in the bag gratis. But it looks like Sprint — whose CEO has been a little hapless with Twitter today — will take the race at this stage with low prices and an accessory bundle. With the stipulation that you trade-in your current phone, ...

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    When LG teased an "early April" release, we didn't think it'd be as early as early could get. Then again, with US carriers early-birding the Galaxy S7 before the calendar could even flip over from February, we might be catching some signals on this side of the Korean divide. A close source to Droid Life is reporting that US Cellular, considered to be the fifth tier-one mobile carrier in the US in what's really a four-player market, is getting pre-orders on for the LG G5 when March 28 comes around. Boxes hit store shelves April 1. Pricing comes down to $636 in full or 24 monthly payments ...

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