GSMArena.com - Latest articles 2 April 2018

Google to launch a mid-range Pixel phone in India

The Indian smartphone market keeps growing and evolving with every new day and Google has taken notice. According to at least four senior industry executives, the Alphabet company is planning to make an aggressive move in India that will include a new mid-range smartphone, a new Pixel phone by Diwali and the launch of Pixelbook soon. Google is also expected to spend a lot on marketing for its consumer products, with plans to take on rivals as Apple, Samsung and Amazon. Trade meets took place in Malaysia, the US and the UK, where even some Indian retailers took part. According to one...

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Rumored OnePlus 6 price $50 higher than 5T's, storage upgrades will cost more too

With the 5T out of stock, the OnePlus 6 can't be far from store shelves. Some say that it will be unveiled by the end of the month with shipments scheduled for a couple of weeks after that. Which raises the question of how much? OnePlus has a tendency to up the price of each new model and rumor has it that the 6 will be no exception. The rumored prices are as follows: $525 for the base 64GB model, $600 for the 128GB one and $700 for the top of the line 256GB model. Note that these are prices for China (converted to dollars), so American and Euro prices should be higher due to additional...

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Galaxy S9 vs. Xperia XZ2 shootout

Samsung has the Plus, Sony has the Compact, but the two companies see the base size differently. It's these regular versions that we'll now be taking a closer look at - this is the Galaxy S9 versus Xperia XZ2 camera comparison.

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LG G7 leaks: RGBW screen with a notch and a chin, 16MP F/1.5 dual cam

Info on the LG G7 is not available publicly, but some has come out from behind closed doors. The phone will allegedly use an M+ LCD, an RGBW panel that promises to cut power use by 35% thanks to dedicated white pixels. It's not a new idea, but previous implementations have been less than stellar. That screen will have a notch, as seen in this leaked glass panel and also CAD-based renderings of the device itself. The notch will house the selfie camera, earpiece and ambient light sensor at least. In terms of size, we're looking at a 6" screen with a taller than usual 19:9 aspect...

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Huawei Honor 7A unveiled: Oreo on an 18:9 screen and a modest budget

Huawei unveiled the Honor 7A, a phone built in the spirit of the View 10. It is an affordable entry-level device, however, launching in China at CNY 800 ($130/€105) for the 2GB/32GB version and CNY 1,000 ($160/€130) for the 3GB/32GB version. It will be available tomorrow at Huawei Mall, Tmall and JD.com. The phone boasts an 18:9 screen, 5.7" in size and with 720 x 1,440px resolution. Good thing too, as the Snapdragon 430 chipset doesn't have the best GPU. Anyway, a fingerprint is still available, though on the back instead of below the screen. The dual camera on the back is has a...

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Samsung J720F to launch as Galaxy J7 Duo

At the beginning of 2018, a Samsung phone with the SM-J720F moniker appeared on Geekbench and GFXBench and we thought the phone is going to be called Galaxy J8 (2018), following the trend of unifying names that the Korean company started. According to some code obtained by one of our readers, the phone will appear under the name Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo in India. Bootloader and file system of Galaxy J7 Duo One of the images, the bootloader screen, reveals the first thing you'll see once you power on the device. It has 16:9 ratio and 1280 x 720 pixels, meaning the Galaxy J7...

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Google Home to launch in India on April 10

As previously reported, Google will be launching the Google Home devices in the Indian market. According to a invite we received from Google this morning, it seems the launch will happen on Tuesday, April 10. While the invite doesn't specify exactly what the event will be about, the description states that it's 'something that's bound to keep you talking for a long, long while'. The invite also has a donut theme, which makes me think that Google will only be launching the smaller, donut-sized Google Home Mini in the Indian market. It also makes sense to start with the smaller...

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Nubia Z18 mini to debut on April 11

First, it was the nubia Z5, followed by Z7, Z9, and Z11, but then numbering leaped to Z17. So can you guess what the name of the next series of the ZTE subbrand is? Why, the Z18, of course. Yes, nubia is apparently now matching the calendar year with its model numbers. The first phone from the Z18 series is going to be called nubia Z18 mini, according to a press invite the company sent out. The phone is said to have 24 MP dual cameras and will be announced on April 11. The mini version of the expected Z18 flagship lacks any specs in the rumor mill, but it will probably be much...

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