Verizon and AT&T aren’t spending top dollar to advertise the iPhone X

The latest ad spending data from the big four US carriers is in, and it turns out that only one of the top 5 most expensive advertising outlays features Apple’s latest and greatest iPhone X. Apple is not known for throwing presentation and training resources to carrier reps, nor does it need to, as its cult status allows it to get away with what other brands couldn’t, …

Want a black official Apple Lightning cable to match your Jet Black iPhone 7? It’s going to cost you

Ever since you purchased your Jet Black Apple iPhone 7, you’ve been looking for an official black Lightning cable to match the color of your handset. Unfortunately, Apple did not make a black Lightning cable until just now. But if you’re thinking about ordering this cable from the online or brick and mortar Apple Store, you might want to think again. The black lightning cable is only available with the new Apple iMac Pro which launches tomorrow.

This means that at this point, it will cost you no less than $4,999 for an official black Lightning cable. Most likely, you are not going to want …

Honor 6X, Honor 8 professional now available at a reduced price on Amazon

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Honor has announced a price reduction on two of its popular devices, the Honor 6X and Honor 8 Pro in Asia. The discount is just a limited period offer and will be around between December 12 and December 19 on Amazon India.

The Honor 6X, the organization’s 2017 budget device in Asia has received a discount of Rs. 2,000 and the 32GB storage variant regarding the unit can be acquired for Rs. 9,999 and also the 64GB variation are available for Rs. 11,999, down from their previous costs of Rs. 11,999 and Rs. 13,999 correspondingly.

The Honor 8 professional, the company’s flagship smartphone has received a discount of Rs. 4,000 through the Huawei-owned Honor. These devices happens to be available for Rs. 25,999, down from the original cost of Rs. 29,999.

Both, the Honor 6X and Honor 8 professional include a double camera setup. Early in the day this month, Honor had launched the Honor 7X in Asia, having starting price of Rs. 12,999. With this specific discount regarding Honor 6X, the business hopes to clean out the residual stock regarding the older unit. Let’s have a look at the requirements of two products which were discounted.

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Honor 6X Specifications

The Honor 6X comes with a 5.5-inch full HD Display, an Octa core HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor, 3GB / 4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB interior storage and is powered by a 3,340mAh battery. The device runs on Android os 7.0 Nougat with all the company’s EMUI 5.0 skinned ahead.

It includes a dual digital camera set-up comprising a 12MP primary camera with PDAF and a 2MP additional camera. Regarding front, the unit comes with an 8MP additional camera for selfies.

Honor 8 Pro Specifications

The Honor 8 Pro, the company’s flagship device includes a better hardware. It features a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, an Octa Core HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage space and a 4,000mAh battery. These devices operates on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 skinned on the top.

Visiting the digital camera department, the Honor 8 Pro comes with a double 12MP digital camera setup. It comes with stage detection and Laser autofocus and double Light-emitting Diode flash. Regarding front, these devices sports an 8MP additional camera with f/2.0 aperture.

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Samsung and Amazon partner to create Samsung Happy Hours to Indian customers

Samsung and Amazon India have actually partnered to bring Samsung Happy Hours to Indian clients,offering Samsung smartphones at attractive rates through the Pleased Hours. The inaugural Samsung Happy Hours sale included provides regarding Galaxy On5 Pro plus the Galaxy On7 professional, which were available previous today between 12PM and 2PM with discounts around Rs. 2,000.

Whilst the phones on offer today were targeted at the entry level customers, Samsung could extend these Delighted Hour product sales to many other somewhat costlier smartphones besides. The company issued a declaration early in the day today revealing that the inaugural Delighted Hours sale on Amazon was a success, with phones flying from the racks on Amazon.

Sandeep Singh Arora, Vice President, Online Business, Samsung Asia, stated,

“We are really delighted to understand overwhelming response to our very first ever “Happy Hours” sale on Amazon and Samsung Shop. The next version of “Happy Hours” will continue to have special discounts and offers,”

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Samsung Happy Hours become held weekly

Because of the Delighted Hours sales, Samsung and Amazon are experimenting with a brand new strategy to enhance their sales. In accordance with Samsung, the Happy Hours purchase will now be held each week with similar provides.

Noor Patel, Director – Category Management, Amazon Asia,

“We are thrilled by the remarkable client reaction gotten on for the very first Samsung “Happy Hours” occasion held early in the day today, on Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro and On5 Pro. We enjoy continue delighting our clients every week with such amazing offers,”.

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Microsoft Edge app for iOS gets iPhone X optimization

Yesterday, we told you that the Microsoft Edge app has already rung up over one million downloads on the Google Play Store. That figure was reached just one week after the app was taken out of beta. The app is also available from the Apple App Store. Thanks to its seamless integration with the Edge browser on your Windows 10 PC, you can use the “Continue on PC” feature to start reading a web site on your mobile device and finish reading it on your desktop PC.

Microsoft has just pushed out an update to the iOS version of the app that allows the mobile version of the Edge browser to support …

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game coming to Android and iOS in 2018

Harry Potter fans rejoice, as 2018 will be a hell of a year for the highly-acclaimed franchise. If you’re rocking an Android or iOS device, you’ll have even more reasons to be happy since there will be not one, but at least two Harry Potter games launched next year.

After reports about an upcoming Harry Potter AR game developed by Pokemon GO developer Niantic, Warner Bros. has just confirmed another mobile game will be released in 2018.

The game is called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery and it will be launched on both the Android and iOS platforms. You can …

Essential Phone may have sold 50,000 units according to camera app download numbers

Back in late September, we reported about a research firm that claimed Essential Phone only sold 5,000 units in the United States. Fast forward six weeks and it looks like that number increased by ten times.

Apparently, Essential Phone may have sold around 50,000 units since its release, a much better number than the amount mentioned in September. The information is based on the number of downloads of Essential’s Camera app from the Google Play Store, so it surely isn’t 100% accurate.

In case you’re wondering how did Essential manage to boost sales of its smartphone in such a short …

Renders give us an idea of what the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ may look like

Based on various leaks such as one from the Samsung S Health app that show a new position for the camera and fingerprint scanner on the back of next year’s flagship model, and a screen to body ratio that is expected to come close to 90%, a series of renders reveals what could be an accurate look at the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+. This year’s Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ had the fingerprint scanner right next to the camera lens. That created a problem when users blindly searching for the fingerprint scanner to unlock their phone, would smudge the camera lens accidentally.

For …

Deal: LG Watch Style is on sale for just $100 ($150 off) at B&H

One of the first Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches, the LG Watch Style is on sale once again for less than $100. If you missed the Black Friday deal that we’ve already reported about last month, B&H has enabled it again for a limited time.

That’s right, the LG Watch Style costs just $99.99, a $150 discount from the MSRP. Moreover, the smartwatch is not just a bargain, but it’s also a very good wearable device to own.

The only downside, if you care about these features, is the fact that LG didn’t include NFC (Near Field Communication) support and GPS on the …

Samsung Galaxy A8 may shift the double camera concept on front

(Above) The Samsung Galaxy A7.

Selfies are likely going to get yourself a lot more artsy, at the very least in the event that you plan on picking up a Samsung Galaxy A8 or A8 Plus the following year. How can we know? Why, it’s within the manual.

Somehow the manual for the still-unannounced Samsung Galaxy A8 got uploaded to Samsung’s website, and especially, it reveals your future phone will have two front-facing cameras, as Android os Police discovered. 

(One note: that isn't equivalent Galaxy A8 that was released in China a few years ago, and there's constantly a possibility the title might change because of this.)

There’s little other brand new information available than that, but it’s possibly exciting because it means you’ll soon be able to take selfies with all the backgrounds blurred therefore the focus entirely on gorgeous you.

Based on a YouTube video clip from a user in Bangladesh which was quickly disassembled today, the two front cameras shoot pictures in 16MP and 8MP respectively. The movie seemed to confirm a lot of the other information inside manual and offer additional information.

Image credit: Samsung

Twin selfie cameras marks an intelligent move, as Samsung’s real time Focus mode (or Apple’s Portrait mode) are more likely to be used by selfie takers than individuals using shots of these buddies. After all, let’s be honest.

Double back cameras are an element on numerous high-end smart phones for a couple of years now, but just hardly ever have actually we seen them regarding front side. The Lenovo Vibe S1 had been an early on exclusion.

A galaxy to explore

Which’s about all big news the manual reveals, besides the happy  discovery your fingerprint sensor has finally been moved below the rear-facing camera (which, notably, is apparently a single lens).

The remainder diagrams show fairly predictable or at the least unsurprising stuff, such as thin bezels as well as an 18:9 aspect ratio the "Infinity" display that resembles compared to the Samsung Galaxy S8. The devices will run Android os 7.1.1 Nougat, as well as retain their increasingly jeopardized earphone jacks.

There’s no word on whenever Samsung will properly announce the devices, but good guesses would be CES 2018 or MWC 2018.

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