The Vernee X gets another price-cut: massive battery and solid specs at a mouth-watering cost

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About a month ago, Vernee introduced its new heavy-hitter — the Vernee X. A smartphone with a total of four cameras, a gynormous battery, 18:9 display, and a price so low our “buy now” sense was tingling. It looks like whatever initial batch of the X Vernee had on stock is out the door and the phone is back in a pre-order stage… with an even …


What cost film studios millions of dollars can now be made with just an iPhone X and few extra costs

What used to cost millions of dollars and was possible only in special movie studios can now be done with just an iPhone X and a few extra costs.

A brilliant illustration by KNL Studios shows how you can use a cheap body mockup model and body trackers with an iPhone X to achieve impressively accurate virtual avatar of your own self.
The technology is possible thanks to the Face ID camera in the iPhone X and below you can see a demonstration of the avatar in action, plus you can see the somewhat crazy mounts and gear used. It’s mind-boggling to see that …

The hidden cost of affordable high-end phones in China

“Affordable high-end phones.”
This phrase sounds like a self-contradicting mix of words, but it is exactly what flagship phones in China seem to be. Launching at prices severely undercutting high-end phones like Samsung Galaxies and especially Apple’s iPhones in the West, these devices claim to have an identical set of features and hardware, just for a lower price.
But there is a catch.
One of the big stars of the Chinese smartphone market is Xiaomi, a poster child for the “affordable high-end …

Crazy: The iPhone X can cost over $3,000 on Amazon


Amazon is not among the official channels that are offering
Apple’s iPhone X, but various third-party vendors can use Amazon’s platform to re-sell the new handset. Right now, if you’re searching for an iPhone X on Amazon,
you’ll find that you can order one for prices significantly higher than those available at Apple and
major US
carriers.

 

One particular third-party seller says it can ship the
iPhone X in 2-3 days – which sounds nice, given that stock shortages are
expected to affect the device’s general availability. However, to get the iPhone X in
2-3 days from said vendor, you’ll …

How much will an iPhone X screen repair cost? Apple now has the answer


If you intend to buy an iPhone X (now that it’s
available to pre-order), perhaps you should first know that repairing its 5.8-inch Super Retina screen will be a pricey affair. Of course, the new smartphone itself is expensive,
being offered for $999 (64 GB) or $1,149 (256 GB), so we’re not surprised to
find out that repairing it will be anything but cheap. 

 

According to Apple, a single iPhone X screen repair costs $279,
while repairs for “other damage” will cost users a whopping $549. To be clear, these
are prices for screen and overall damages that are not covered by Apple’s
standard …

HDR streaming for your phone to cost more, as Netflix raises subscription plan prices

With $5 billion in current debt, and $6 billion to be spent on original programming this year, it was bound to happen sooner or later – Netflix raising its subscription plan prices, that is. Yes, that also includes the plan that lets you stream 4K HDR content to your flashy iPhone 8, Galaxy S8, Note 8, LG V30, Xperia XZ Premium, or any other phone certified by the streaming giant as having a display that can show those wide color movies and TV series in full bloom.

The top-tier plan that lets you stream 4K UltraHD definition movies shot in the HDR10 …

Indian carrier will repurchase certain iPhone models after one year, for 70% of your cost

As Apple’s fortunes in China have turned south, the company has tried to pump up sales in India. Of course, as a developing economy, the price of a new iPhone is rather steep which is why the Apple iPhone SE is being manufactured in the country. As recently as last year, the top selling iPhone in India was 2013’s Apple iPhone 5s. With the mathematical prowess of an options trader using algorithms to figure out a particular trade, a wireless operator in India has figured out another way to get rupee-starved Indians to buy more recent iPhone models.

The Jio telecom unit owned by India’s Reliance …

Deal: HTC U11 will cost just $549 next week, U Ultra and HTC Bolt also on sale


Next week, HTC will let US customers buy some of its
smartphones at reduced prices. First and foremost, the company’s flagship
handset, the HTC U11, will be offered starting at $549 (that’s $100 off the
regular price). The U11 should also come with a “Fall Deal Gift” that
apparently includes “HTC swag just for you.”

 

Other two smartphones that will be offered for less money are
the HTC U Ultra – $449 instead of the current $499 price – and the
Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt – $400 instead of $500. Furthermore, if you’re buying
any HTC smartphone, you will be able to get 50% off most accessories.  …

The most expensive Huawei flagship will cost more than Apple's iPhone X

If you’re tempted to wait for Huawei’s Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro instead of going for Apple’s new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, then don’t do it for the price. Even the iPhone X, which is expected to go on sale in early November for $999, will be cheaper than the most expensive Huawei flagship.

New information coming from China suggests the most powerful Huawei Mate 10 Pro will cost $1,138, but it will come with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal memory. The other three Mate 10 Pro models will be available for purchase for $1,024, $941 and $835, but they will come with 6GB RAM / 256GB ROM, 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM …

Apple iPhone X: Here's the estimated production cost

It’s no secret that the iPhone X is one expensive phone to produce, but how much is Apple exactly paying? Chinese industry watchers have apparently investigated the matter, and have calculated the total cost of components present in Cupertino’s most advanced handset to date. 

The estimated production cost of the iPhone X is around $412.75. That’s about 59% cheaper than the $999 retail starting price for the 64GB model. 
Unsurprisingly, the most expensive part of the iPhone X is the Samsung-made 5.8-inch Super Retina …