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Some people have a huge budget for big brand headphones, but many of us just want a solid pair at a good price. For those of you in the second camp, you won’t find a better deal today than the Samsung Galaxy AKG headphones from just $9.

AKG is a respected manufacturer, and these headphones do a good job as standard wired buds. So much so in fact, that they’re the exact pair that come with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9, hence why they don’t come in their own box. The Samsung Galaxy S10 range of phones have retained the standard 3.5mm jack, so these $100 value buds still do the job.

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Samsung Galaxy AKG headphones

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Inbox by Gmail is dead, but at least you can bring back its looks with this Chrome extension

Google Chrome, Inbox by Gmail, and Pocket Casts icons on an HTC 10.

With Inbox by Gmail officially resting in peace, mourners have a small glimmer of hope in the form of a new Chrome extension that Computerworld spotted earlier today. Appropriately called Inbox Theme by Gmail, the free extension helps you pretend that Inbox is still alive.

The good news is that it’s very easy to get the extension up and running. Click here to check out the Inbox Theme for Gmail extension, then click the Add to Chrome button on the right. Click Add extension when the prompt shows up and either open Gmail in a separate tab or refresh Gmail on a current tab.

You should then see something like this:

A screenshot of the Inbox Theme by Gmail Chrome extension.

It’s not just your email inbox that gets a splash of Inbox — even the main message list view and the individual message screen are great duplications of what we saw in Inbox.

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Unfortunately, Inbox Theme for Gmail is just that — a theme for the desktop version of Gmail. That means popular Inbox features like Bundles that automatically organizes emails, the integrated reminders system, pinned messages, the article-saving system, and extra keyboard shortcuts are nowhere to be seen.

Even so, just close your eyes and open them after a few seconds. For a hot minute, you might think that Inbox isn’t dead after all.

You can download the Inbox Theme for Gmail Chrome extension at the link below.

PUBG Mobile’s new subscriptions give you goodies every day

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Even though yesterday was April Fools’ Day, Tencent Games wasn’t joking when it announced two new in-game subscription models on Twitter for PUBG Mobile.

Called Prime and Prime Plus, each tier gives players an assortment of goodies each month. With Prime, players can buy items with Battle Points and get five Unknown Coins each day. That means players will get a total of 150 Unknown Coins by month’s end.

As the name suggests, Prime Plus features even more goodies. In addition to buying items with Battle Points, Prime Plus lets players get 20 Unknown Coins each day for a total of 600 by month’s end, 10 RP points each day, daily discounts on different items, and 50 percent off the first Classic Crate lottery every day.

Prime Plus subscribers also get immediate benefits, including 300 Unknown Coins.

The Prime subscription costs $0.99 each month, while Prime Plus normally goes for $9.99 each month. Tencent is currently offering 50 percent off the first month of a Prime Plus subscription, which brings the price down to $4.99.

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Interestingly, NDTV noticed that there’s a price discrepancy between the iOS and Android versions of PUBG Mobile in India. Prime Plus on Android normally sells for 850 rupees ($12.33) each month. That’s compared to 799 rupees ($11.59) each month on iOS.

There’s even a discrepancy with the discounted first month for Prime Plus subscribers — 400 rupees on Android versus 419 rupees on iOS. We didn’t notice any sort of price discrepancy across platforms on our iOS and Android devices in the U.S.

At the time of publication, Tencent didn’t respond to a request for comment from NDTVAndroid Authority will also reach out to Tencent Games to request a comment on the price discrepancy and update this article if there’s a response.

Mi Fan Festival 2019 makes cheap Xiaomi devices even cheaper

Xiaomi earlier today announced Mi Fan Festival 2019, a customer-focused event that’s only available to India residents.

Of note are discounts on Xiaomi products. including smartphones, speakers, USB cables, and more. Highlights include the Pocophone F1 for 4,000 rupees (~$58) off , 55-inch Mi LED TV 4 Pro for 9,000 rupees (~$130) off, and Redmi Note 6 Pro for 5,000 rupees (~$72).

Mi Festival 2019 also features a flash sale that sees the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Pocophone F1, Mi Soundbar, 32-inch Mi LED TV 4A Pro, and other products on sale for one rupee. The products are available each day of the sale at 2:00 PM local time, though quantities are expected to be extremely limited.

Accompanying the flash sales is a mystery box sale that offers boxes of product bundles for 99 rupees ($1.43). The bundled products are worth up to 2,400 rupees ($34.68), so would-be customers are saving quite a bit with the bundles.

The mystery box sale kicks off at 4:00 PM local time each day of Mi Festival 2019.

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Mi Fan Festival 2019 isn’t just about discounts, however — Mi.com also plans to roll out two interactive games. One game is Fun and Furious, an online racing game that awards players with prizes like the Redmi Note 7 and Mi Sports Bluetooth earphones. The other game is Play and Win, which lets you spin a virtual wheel to win coupons and free devices.

Fun and Furious is now available, while Play and Win launches Thursday, April 4. Play and Win will be available from 10:00AM to 2:00 PM local time until Saturday, April 6.

Mi Fan Festival 2019 starts this Thursday, April 4 and goes through Saturday, April 6. The event will be held across Mi.com, Mi Home, Mi Store, and Xiaomi’s partner online and offline stores.

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Xiaomi talks more about MIUI 11, hints at a system-wide dark mode

In January 2019, Xiaomi announced that it started work on MIUI 11, but we haven’t learned much since about the Android skin since. MIUI product director Liu Meng and design director Ge Rui finally broke Xiaomi’s silence during an AMA on WeiboXDA-Developers reported earlier today.

Xiaomi is looking to make the visuals consistent across the UI. That means updated icons and animations are on the way, with icons expected to be even flatter than they are now. MIUI 11 also includes options to change icon shapes, options that Android 9 Pie already includes.

Next up is a new ultra power saving mode, which kicks in when the battery level is very low or whenever you want it to. When enabled, the ultra power saving mode turns everything except phone calls and text messages off. The mode even turns the screen into a monochrome color.

The color change is a smart one, seeing how we’re less inclined to use our devices when everything on our screens turn a drab gray. As a result, grayscale supposedly helps curb phone addiction.

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Elsewhere, MIUI 11 makes some changes to the status bar. MIUI 11 takes greater consideration of phones with notches and properly spaces out status bar icons. That means icons for the battery indicator, mute, headphones, and others now neatly fit on one side.

MIUI 11 also moves the clock to the right side of the status bar. There might also be an option to darken the status bar, though Meng and Rui didn’t say whether the feature would make it to the final version.

Other MIUI 11 features include automatically deleting screenshots once they’re shared, group notifications from the same app as cards, and persistent notification management. Xiaomi hinted at a system-wide dark mode, but didn’t confirm its presence in the final version of MIUI 11.

Xiaomi didn’t say when MIUI 11 will be available.

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This week in Android: The P30 Pro elevates mobile photography

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The big news this week was Huawei’s event in Paris where it unveiled the P30 and the P30 Pro. The P30 Pro features incredible cameras, which took the first place spot on DxOMark. In real-world use, the camera lives up to the hype, besting both the P20 Pro and the Samsung S10 Plus with ease.

We also reviewed the Huawei Matebook 14, a new laptop that will contribute to Huawei’s record revenue growth.

In other device news, we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Samsung Galaxy A30, AKA the awkward stepchildren of the Galaxy line. We also got a sneak peek at Xiaomi’s impressive 100-watt charger and a new concept folding phone. That wasn’t the only new concept phone, as Oppo Reno’s unique pop-up camera leaked in all its shark fin glory.

Here are the top 10 stories for the week


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We asked, you told us: Most prefer the Galaxy S10 Plus over the Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei P30 back glare vs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (5 of 60)

Huawei officially announced the P30 Pro this week, introducing the Galaxy S10 Plus’ first real competition of 2019. Both handsets feature top-of-the-line specs, impressive camera performance, and a premium price tag.

With this in mind, we decided to ask you if you’d rather pick up Samsung’s latest and greatest or Huawei’s. Here is what you had to say.

Huawei P30 Pro or Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus?

Results

It was a pretty cut and dry poll across the site, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. With over 50,000 votes, 60 percent of the voters would rather own and use the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus over the Huawei P30 Pro.

According to the comment section, most people valued Samsung’s overall performance. While a lot of voters agreed that Huawei’s camera setup would likely outperform Samsung’s, the Galaxy line has a reputation of being a lot more reliable than the P series.

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Additionally, it appears as though most who shared their opinion are liking Samsung’s new One UI. Compared to Huawei’s EMUI, One UI is fresh, fast, doesn’t limit an app’s background performance, and is made for larger phones.

Noteworthy comments

Here are some of the best comments from last week’s poll explaining why they voted the way that they did:

  • S10 Plus. All of the features that most people would want are right there and they made the Samsung experience even better.
  • how about ‘NOTCH interested’?! (in case you didn’t get it, neither of those)
  • Neither. Phones are getting so monotonous. It’s the same thing in every phone these days
  • Everything aside, EMUI sux
  • Only thing good is the camera. Everything else, S10+ is much much better.
  • Samsung all the way. Not touching Huawei, don’t trust them.
  • The S10+ is a much better phone overall. (Build quality, components quality, the display, headphone jack, features, etc.) The camera alone isn’t enough to make that Huawei phone as good as the Galaxy.
  • Huawei does have the best cameras, but Samsung has better UI, UX, better screen, Dex and it’s own VR superpowers.

That’s it for this week, everyone. As always, thanks for voting, thanks for the comments, and don’t forget to let us know what you thought of the results below.