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Pocketnow Daily: STADIA: What you SHOULD know! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the Google’s Stadia with its features, Huawei’s new 5G deal, Galaxy Note 10 renders and more.

Caviar Presidents series of gold-plated iPhone XS starts at a cool $4,990

The Russian brand has been gilding gold to phones of all sorts, but with it being President’s Day, Caviar is getting presidents on the iPhone XS.

Pixel 3 XL unboxed and there’s more to it than the notch

A fully furnished Pixel 3 XL box has been sent to a Russian publication. Turns out, the source says, Google has forgotten about a shipping container.

What will the Nokia 9 and iPhone X have in common? Price

It’ll have a refined look, feel and overall design, but at what cost? Is it enough for stock Android? Will it be justified with other hardware on-board?

vivo NEX plotted for Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Russia and Taiwan this month

With a 91.24 percent screen-to-body ratio, it’s an impressive phone indeed. No word on pricing, though we can bet it’ll be steep to import.

Alcatel 1 with Android Go is the most basic you can get

TCL introduced us to the Alcatel 1X earlier this year with what we thought was the most basic setup with modern trimmings you can get in 2018. Well, this.

LG fined in Russia for smartphone price fixing

It was a nominal fine for the chaebol over allegations of price fixing through pressuring its resellers in the federation.

T-Mobile serving up unlimited high-speed data in Russia for World Cup

Postpaid customers can take part in the World Cup excitement with high-speed data throughput for the duration of the FIFA tournament.

HMD Global implies new Nokia release with May 29 Moscow event

We knew there was going to be an event in Moscow on Tuesday, but we didn’t exactly know what was going to happen. Turns out, this shindig IS for consumers, too.

The “OnePlus 6 can’t Avenge net neutrality” Edition | #PNWeekly 305

Believe it or not, net neutrality has not been saved by this week’s Senate vote. And it probably won’t be if the House and Donald Trump have anything to do with it. That, plus the launch of the OnePlus 6 on this week’s show!

Russian luxury tech brand Caviar creates solar-powered iPhone

It’s named Tesla. No, not Nicola. Think Elon Musk. And all of this has to do with luxury, prestige, and innovative association with innovation.

HMD Global may make Nokia news in Moscow on May 29

There is no clear indication of what the Nokia smartphone brand licensee wants to do in Russia, but fans have plenty of ideas.
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Russia hits popular Telegram messaging app with ‘immediate’ nationwide ban

Despite its popularity among local government officials, Telegram messaging access is to be shut down in Russia following a court order.

Huawei Pay wallet app rolling out on Play Store

The Chinese OEM has set out a future footprint for Russia for its mobile payments system and it could have sights for Europe.

Russian HTC Desire 12 specs leaked in box design

It’s nothing spectacular, but with some more evidence piled on, it’s also becoming clear that the HTC Desire 12 will be real.

Huawei Pay to debut in Russia under new agreement with UnionPay

UnionPay is the lead issuer of credit and debit cards in China that partnered with Huawei to launch Huawei Pay in 2016. It’s not gone and expanded on the deal.

ASUS has a better 2:1 phone in Russia, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

And sure, it has to be Russia getting dibs on this phone, of course. But it’s only really better than its cousin, China’s Pegasus 4S, in one aspect.

Xiaomi sets up shop in Russia with the first 24/7 Mi Store

All day, every day, Moscow citizens can get their fix of Xiaomi phones, other electronics and appliances. Retail is a growing lymph node of Xiaomi.

Robin Egg Blue is the Honor 9’s new color

From the company that’s trying to make green phones an “in” thing comes this new cyan color that is only available in China and Russia for now.

YotaPhone 3 (or just Yota 3) goes officially official with dual 5.5 and 5.2-inch displays

The dual-screen YotaPhone 3 has been years in the making, and it finally has a definitive launch date in China, where it’ll be known simply as the Yota 3.

Off-beat: Caviar Nokia 3310, the Putin-Trump Summit edition

In celebration of the meeting between the US and Russian presidents at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, a company decided to plate a Nokia 3310 in gold.

Russia gets mid-range ZTE Blade V7 plus

And the phone is actually somewhat more mediocre than the original Blade V7 from all the way back early last year. Why in Russia, though?

Mid-range Yota3 held up by Sina-Russo corporate standoff

Specifications for the device include improved displays, mid-range internals and tempered prices. Meanwhile, a Chinese firm jockeys for Yota’s destiny.

Russia sees Huawei MediaPad M3 lite 8.0

It’s supposed to be a “lite” version of an original, but this still seems like a pretty intense cannibal for those who want great media amenities.

Android Pay works with Mastercard and Visa cards from no less than 15 banks in Russia already

Google is officially launching Android Pay in Russia after both Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, but at least the local banking support is robust.