OnePlus 5T goes on sale in the US, 64 GB and 128 GB models in stock


Right on time, today, OnePlus started selling its newest
flagship phone – the OnePlus 5T. The new handset comes in two variants: 6 GB of
RAM + 64 GB of storage space (priced at $499), and 8 GB of RAM + 128 GB of
storage space (priced at $559). Right now, in the US, the cheaper model can ship in
7 days, while the more expensive one has a 4-day shipping time. All orders
include free shipping, and “15-day no-hassle return.”

 

To celebrate the launch of its new phone, OnePlus has some
deals that fans can take advantage of. For example, you can get a OnePlus 5T
Protective Case and 3D Tempered …


Qualcomm is the odd man out as Apple and Intel design 5G modem for future iPhone models?

If there is a sign that Apple remains upset with chip maker Qualcomm, it is found in a new report published today that says Apple is working very closely with Intel on the design of a 5G modem chip for future iPhone models. Apple and Qualcomm are tied up in a series of lawsuits related to the latter’s handling of royalties on its standard essential patents. Qualcomm sought to have iPhone sales banned in China.

From the Apple iPhone 4s through the Apple iPhone 6s, Qualcomm was the sole provider of modem chips for the iPhone. Last year, Qualcomm provided the key component for the CDMA variant …

Apple is planning on adding a rear-facing 3D-scanning camera for the 2019 iPhone models


Currently, Apple offers 3D-sensing only on the front-facing TrueDepth Camera found on the Apple iPhone X. There is speculation that all three of Apple’s 2018 releases will include the front-facing TrueDepth camera along with next year’s iPad Plus. But a report published today indicates that by 2019, Apple has plans to offer 3D-sensing on the rear-facing iPhone camera as well. And the company is working on new technology that would be used instead of the currently employed dot projector that uses 30,000 laser dots to map a face.

The system being worked on for the rear-facing 3D-sensing …

Deal: Save $100 when you buy the unlocked Moto G4 Plus (16GB and 64GB models) at B&H

The Moto G4 Plus is one of the few mid-range smartphones launched last year that Motorola plans to update to Android 8.0 Oreo. That alone would make the device a solid choice for those who don’t want to break the bank when acquiring their first Android smartphone.

Even without the promised Android Oreo update, the Moto G4 Plus is still an interesting device especially for customers in the United States where the unlocked version is compatible with all GSM and CDMA major carriers.

B&H is running a sale that enables customers to purchase the unlocked Moto …

KGI analyst says Apple will offer two iPhone models with an OLED screen in 2018

This year, the Apple iPhone X was the first iPhone ever to use an OLED screen instead of the usual LCD display. Now, KGI Securities well respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is   forecasting that two 2018 iPhone units will feature an OLED panel. One, he believes, will be the sequel to the iPhone X while the other could be a “Plus” variant of that phone. There were rumors about Apple prepping a handset with a 6-inch screen for this year, but that never appeared. As it turns out, we might see a 6-inch iPhone XI Plus next year.

Next year, Kuo sees Apple making the stainless steel band …

Apple, looking ahead to life without Qualcomm, designs 2018 models for Intel and MediaTek modem chips

The legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple over patent royalties, which led Qualcomm to seek an injunction banning iPhone sales in China, may end up permanently damaging the San Diego based chip designer. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is designing its 2018 iPhone and iPad models to work with modem chips supplied by Intel and MediaTek. Apple will apparently not use Qualcomm’s modem chips for its 2018 mobile devices even though Qualcomm says that the “modem that could be used in the next generation iPhone has already been fully tested and released to Apple.”

Apple has always …

Analyst says that Apple will not use cheaper parts or reduce accuracy for TrueDepth Camera on 2018 models

The Apple iPhone X hasn’t even been launched yet, and already KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is writing to clients about the 2018 Apple iPhone line up. Earlier this month, Kuo told clients that all 2018 iPhone models will feature a TrueDepth Camera and Face ID. Previously, we heard that next year’s handsets will all feature an OLED panel. The goal for Apple next year is to bring some of the technology that was reserved for the iPhone X this year, into the less expensive models for next year. The analyst also sees Apple adding the TrueDepth Camera into the 2018 Apple iPad tablets.

In …

Deal: Best Buy offers important discounts on various Apple Watch Series 2 models

Although Apple has already launched the Watch Series 3, its previous lineup of smartwatches is still selling very well, especially that many retailers are now discounting the wearable devices to make room for the new models.

Best Buy is running an interesting promotion on the Apple Watch Series 2 Sport and Nike+, so if you think charging a watch on a daily basis is something that you would like to do, then, by all means, you can go ahead and buy one on the cheap side.

There are more than 10 Apple Watch Series 2 models on sale at Best Buy, and although they’re …

Apple plans on selling lower priced models with iPhone X features in 2018?

According to a report published in China today, Apple will be using some of the technology found in this year’s Apple iPhone X on next year’s models that are rumored to have code names of Lisbon and Hangzhou. The report says that Apple is concerned about its market share in China, and believes that by offering many iPhone X features in a lower priced phone, it can help it recapture market share in the country.

Another website in Japan, Macotakara, expects the lower-end model would get a 10,000 yen ($90 USD) hair cut from this year’s pricing. Next year’s phones are all expected to include …

Google's pop-up stores in New York and L.A. to offer devices for sale including the new Pixel models


Google doesn’t have a chain of permanent retail stores like Apple has where consumers can test out and purchase the latest Apple devices. Instead, Google relies on pop-up stores where visitors can test products before ordering them online. But that is going to change. According to a report published today, Google will start selling devices from its temporary stores in New York and Los Angeles when they both open for business this Thursday.

Devices that will be available for purchase at Google’s pop-up stores include the new Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and the Google Home Mini. Other new products …