Samsung says 1.6 million people visited Galaxy S9 promotion studios in 5 days

Samsung refuses to accept its new flagships, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ may not sell better than the previous models and announced its promotion centers in South Korea were visited by more than 1.6 million people in just five days.

Obviously, the reason these people came to Samsung’s promotion studios is to test out the new Galaxy S9/S9+. As a matter fact, visitors were offered the chance to create their own emojis, one of the main features that Samsung marketed since the Galaxy S9’s announcement.

Samsung has Galaxy Studios across Barcelona, Spain, where consumers can come and take the …

Android Wear 2.9 update for the phone app to roll out within days

According to the Android Wear support page, Google is now ready to send out Android Wear 2.9. The update will start rolling out in a few days. Keep in mind that this is not an OTA update for an Android Wear powered timepiece. Instead, this update is for the Android Wear app that is installed on the phone. The update includes a new notification complication that allows you to view previews of your messages. Another change adds “improved glanceability in notification cards with longer titles.”

In addition, a dot will be found by default at the bottom of a watch face to indicate an unread notification. …

Honor 7X tops Amazon's best seller list after only three days

The recently released Honor 7X is off to a great start after its launch on January 22nd. Three days after its release, the phone is the number one best seller on Amazon. It is the first Honor handset to feature the FullView Display with a high screen-to-body ratio over 77%. The 5.93-inch screen carries a 1080 x 2160 FHD+ resolution, which works out to an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Kirin 659 chipset is under the hood, and keeping the lights on is a 3340mAh battery.

Besides being available on Amazon, the Honor 7X can be purchased at This is the official Honor website where those …

Apple starts offering its $29 battery replacements today, two days earlier than expected

A couple days ago, Apple apologized for throttling the CPU of certain iPhone models. Apple says that it did this so that the handsets’ lack of prime battery power wouldn’t shut them down when handling certain tasks. Along with the apology came a deal from the company. Since weak batteries are at the heart of the issue, Apple is allowing you to replace the cells on the iPhone 6 and up for $29. That is a $50 discount from the usual price of $79.

The deal was expected to start on January 1st 2018 and runs through the end of next year. An Apple spokesman said that it expected to need more time …

Google's 12 Days of Play bonanza brings deals on the best Android apps and games for 2017

Google always has surprises for us in its Play Store when the holidays are near, and this year is no exception. The search giant just announced its 12 days of Play undertaking, which bring Android device owners deals on many apps, music, books, movies, and TV shows. 
There are 99 cents movie or series rentals, or up to 80% discounts on poopular games like Minecraft Story Mode season 2, Need for Speed Most Wanted, and even FRAMED 2. 
That’s on top of what game devs have already introduced as holiday extras …

Get your music on: Tidal will be free for 12 days starting December 25

Tidal, one of the top subscription-based music and video streaming
services in the US
(and not only) will be free to use starting on Christmas – but only for 12
days. From December 25 through January 5, 2018, anyone will be able to activate a
preview account on Tidal with just an email address (credit card information
not required). The free preview account provides access to the full Tidal platform,
including Hi-Fi and Premium services, new original content, livestreams, and
even ticket giveaways.  


It looks like this 12-day preview offer will be valid in all 52
countries where …

Vernee X's massive battery is assisted by a smart battery saver for up to 4 days of usage

This story is sponsored by Vernee. PhoneArena’s opinions in this article have not been affected in any way!

A few days ago, we talked about the Vernee X — a recently-introduced handset, which is currently in pre-sale at a promo price.

For $250, you get a 6-inch, 18:9, 2160 x 1080 display, an octa-core MediTek Helio P23 SoC, 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage. To put the cherry on top, we’ve got a dual camera module on the front and a dual one on the back, bringing …

T-Mobile brings back its two best iPhone deals of the year for four days only; sales begin tomorrow

How many times have you let a special offer on a phone go by, only to regret it once the deal had expired and it was no longer being made available?  If you did miss out on T-Mobile’s iPhone deals, we have good news. For four days only, the nation’s third largest carrier is bringing back its two most popular deals pertaining to Apple’s iconic smartphone. The price breaks begin tomorrow, December 21st, and run through Christmas Eve. That happens to be Sunday, December 24th.

One deal that is being offered again by T-Mobile allows customers to purchase an Apple iPhone 7,  iPhone 7 …

Apple iPhone X orders for most U.S. carriers are now being delivered in one to three business days

The last time we checked in on the delivery times posted by Apple for iPhone X orders, it was the end of November and units purchased that day were shipping in five business days. Now, less than two weeks later, the tenth anniversary model is shipping in one-to-three business days for most models ordered through Apple for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. The same delivery time is seen for SIM-free models. The exception to the rule is the Verizon 256GB iPhone X in silver, which is listed with a delivery date of five business days.

Also featuring a delivery date of five business days are iPhone …

Asus ZenFone V is available for free at Verizon, but only for 2 days

Asus ZenFone V is exclusively available in the United States through Verizon. The carrier launched the smartphone about a week ago for $240 outright or $7 per month for 24 months. In the meantime, the price slightly increased to $10 per month for two years, but the outright price remains the same.

However, for a limited time, the ZenFone V is available for free at Verizon, as long as you agree to a long-term contract. You can still get the phone for $240 outright, but if you can also add a new line and pay nothing for the next two years.

The deal is available …