Info about Motorola’s upcoming phones is leaking from all sides these days, indicating that Moto may launch a G6, G6 Play and G6 Plus very soon, likely at the Mobile World Congress at the end of February. The three devices will purportedly have a brand new glass-and-metal design, similar to that of last year’s Moto X4.
We hate to be a harbinger of bad news, but not only are phone prices going up with no end in sight, but affordable carrier plans will be few and far between going forward, it seems. After their merger failed, Sprint and T-Mobile will now have to focus on expanding their networks, and boosting profitability on their own, which will be affecting their plan pricing, and their heretofore “affordable carriers” mojo.
If you’re looking for a deal on a smartphone, one of the most overlooked places to find the model you want is among lists of refurbished handsets for sale. Sure, these devices were once another person’s problem; but these units are usually fixed up, tested, and given a limited warranty before they end up in your hands. And of course, the appeal is that you can save some cash when buying a refurbished model.
Daily Steals is currently offering refurbished Google Pixel and Pixel XL units. The 32GB version of the refurbed Pixel is usually $339.99 and the 128GB model lists at $399.99. However, …
The best deals we’ve seen since Black Friday
Yesterday, we passed along a report that cited demand for the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus in China for Apple’s strong showing in the country during the third calendar quarter (Apple’s fiscal fourth quarter). During that three month period, Apple shipped 38% more iPhone units in the country than it did last year. However, a fresh report from Reuters that was published today, says that the price of the iPhone 8 has been cut by as much as 20% in China. The lower price is designed to lure buyers who otherwise seem fixated on the Apple iPhone X. The tenth anniversary model launches on Friday.
Right after the new Pixels were introduced, Google pulled an Apple, and slashed the price of the 2016 crop by a hundred. Thus, the basic Google Pixel can now be had for $549 directly from the Google Store, while its larger sibling, the Pixel XL, will set you back $669. You still need to add that hundred if you want the larger, 128 GB storage versions, but the trend is clear, and Google will probably be doing this with each new Pixel iteration – you know, like that other competitor down south from Mountain View does.
Samsung just announced that two if its newest Gear devices –
the Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 – will be released in the US on October 27. Interested
customers can pre-order both products starting tomorrow, October 13.
The Gear Sport is a Tizen-based smartwatch that, according
to Samsung, enables users to “go beyond fitness.” Compatible with
both Android and iOS phones and tablets, the wearable device will be offered
for $299.99. It’ll come with features like water resistance (up to 50 meters), a
1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED screen, GPS, music player, and NFC (for Samsung