The cheapest LG V30 model will cost $840, but Europeans might pay a higher price


LG is trying to compete with Samsung and Apple by launching a slightly cheaper flagship, but it looks like that won’t be hard considering the high price both smartphone companies are expected to put on their top of the line devices.

Although there have been quite a few rumors regarding LG V30’s price, it’s still unclear how much the phone it will cost. One thing is certain though, the flagship will be more expensive in Europe compared to the US model.

We now have information that suggests the South Korean company will sell the 64GB LG V30 on its home turf for around $840 outright. …


Apple iPhone tenth anniversary model is now rumored to be the iPhone X

Yesterday, we passed along a rumor that the actual name for the tenth anniversary iPhone model would be the Apple iPhone Edition. Even with the story on Friday, some of us were hoping that the tenth anniversary iPhone model would be called the Apple iPhone X. This would have a great double meaning. The “X” in iPhone X would give the model a designation indicating a premium device, just like Motorola did with the Droid X back in 2010. And iPhone X would also mean the tenth anniversary of the iPhone as “X” stands for the number 10 in Roman numerals.

As it turns out, the premium version of …

New Apple Watch model with LTE nears mass production

The next version of the Apple Watch is in the final test phases before entering mass production and it will be manufactured exclusively by Quanta, the same company that made the first two Apple Watches, according to a report citing supply chain sources for the Chinese Economic Daily.
The report also confirms that the new Apple Watch will have a version with cellular data connectivity that will make it an independent device that does not need to be tethered to an iPhone to function.
The latest rumors around the Apple …

Apple iPhone 8 display assembly leak could be another sign not to expect Touch ID on the model


Sure, we can hear brokerage house analysts, anonymous Apple executives, purported Foxconn assembly line workers and a cocktail waitress tell us that there is no Touch ID button on the 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone. Then, we can see renders of the device purportedly containing an extra large power button; this starts a theory that Apple will deploy Touch ID on the side of the phone, a placement that has been used by Sony for its biometric scanner.

Today, we have a little more proof that Touch ID will not be touchable (or even available) in the iPhone 8. Images alleged to show …

Unlocked Asus ZenFone AR is cheaper on Amazon than the Verizon-bound model

Asus ZenFone AR recently went on pre-order at Verizon, one of the few placed where Android fans can purchase the high-end smartphone. The good news is Amazon is selling the unlocked version of ZenFone AR as well, and it’s much cheaper than the Verizon model.

If you’ve already placed your pre-order with Verizon and purchased the Asus ZenFone AR for $649 outright, you probably made a mistake. Amazon now offers the unlocked version of the smartphone for just $599, but there’s a catch.

While Verizon sells the 6GB RAM/128GB version of Asus ZenFone AR, Amazon offers …

Deal: B&H Photo has the 32GB Motorola Moto G5 Plus for $200, 64GB model priced at $250

Those looking to purchase the 32GB Motorola Moto G5 Plus or the 64GB Motorola Moto G5 Plus can take advantage of a sale offered for either model from B&H Photo. The sale runs from now through August 4th, which means that you only have a couple of days to save some money on these two units. The 32GB and 64GB Moto G5 Plus are available from B&H for $200 and $250, respectively.

Each unit comes with a 5.2-inch LCD display carrying a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. An energy sipping Snapdragon 625 SoC is under the hood containing an octa-core 2GHz CPU, and the Adreno 506 GPU. 3GB/4GB of …

Deal: Unlocked LG G6 (US model) now costs only $449.99

Lately, we’ve been reporting about various deals involving the unlocked, international version of the LG G6 (which comes with 64 GB of storage space and no US warranty) – at one point, this handset was offered for $400. Now, we’re glad to inform you that the US variant of the unlocked G6 is available for under $500, too, thanks to Best Buy.

Best Buy is currently offering the LG G6 32 GB (US warranty included) for $449.99, in either black, or platinum. This is definitely an attractive deal, especially since LG’s “recommended price” for the unlocked G6 is still $699 – just as it was a couple …

Another upcoming dual-camera phone from Samsung leaks, a Galaxy J7 model

Samsung is jumping on the dual-camera bandwagon big time, it seems. We’ve been hearing that it is working on its own proprietary dual camera system for a while now, and it even invested big bucks in the Israeli startup Core Photonics that deals exclusively in multiple lens setups for smartphones, but so far it hadn’t released even a single handset with more than one camera sensor on the back.

That’s about to change abruptly with no less than four dual-camera Samsung handsets in the pipeline, rumors suggest. Starting with the Galaxy C10, C7 2017 and the J7 2017 …

Time running out for Apple to embed Touch ID on iPhone 8; premium model could cost $1,200 or more

According to a trio of analysts from KeyBanc Capital Markets named Andy Hargreaves, John Vinh and Josh Beck, time is running out on Apple if the company plans on embedding Touch ID under the screen of the Apple iPhone 8. A note issued by the three to KeyBanc clients indicates that Apple has until next month to get Touch ID to work under the screen with the same speed and accuracy that iPhone users expect from the feature.

The note was acquired by financial publication Barron’s and says that Apple continues to struggle producing a fingerprint sensor that works under the display. The company …

This AR lunar model takes you as close to the moon as you can get (without a spaceship)

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The moon may be 238,900 miles away from Earth, but with a new lunar model and accompanying AR app, it might as well be in the palm of your hand.

AstroReality, a Bay Area-based startup whose co-founder is an astro-photographer, is creating hand-painted, 3D-printed moon models to bring the moon’s surface down to Earth.

The Lunar Pro is a softball-sized, one-pound orb that recreates the moon and all its craters, edges, and other topography based on NASA’s lunar orbiter data. It’s made at a resolution of 4,000 DPI, which is incredibly precise. It’s then molded with a poly resin material that is hand-painted to mimic what the moon looks like. It comes shockingly close. Read more…

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