PhoneArena - News 2 April 2018

OnePlus 6 will be slightly pricier than the OnePlus 5T

OnePlus has always positioned itself as a company that launches much cheaper flagship smartphone than the likes of Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG or Apple. Unfortunately, every year the so-called “flagship killers” OnePlus launches are more and more expensive.If you're expecting the OnePlus 6 to have the same price as the OnePlus 5T, the company's current top-tier phone, you'll be disappointed. A new report suggests the upcoming OnePlus 6 price will start at $525 and will go up to around $700. The cheapest version of the OnePlus 6 will pack 64GB, whereas the most expensive will include ...

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Alleged Nokia 9 specs sheet leaks: Xenon flash and triple cameras in tow?

Ever since the Nokia brand made its return to the smartphone world, fans have been waiting for a true flagship by HMD – a phone that can go head to head with the Galaxies and iPhones of the world. And it seems like the upcoming Nokia 9 may fit that description. Or, at least, it would fit the description based on the latest leaks.A list of Nokia 9 features has surfaced online, suggesting some mighty interesting stuff for the upcoming Nokia flagship. But is is too good to be true? Perhaps, but it's still worth a look nonetheless.First ...

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The next feature phone HMD plans to revive is the Nokia 2010

"Nokia 2010 NHE-3DN" by Mustaraamattu is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0HMD brought back from the dead a second Nokia feature phone this year, the Nokia 8110, also known as the banana phone. Although most of us have hoped that the Finnish company will set its eyes on the Nokia Communicator lineup, it appears that HMD has decided that another feature phone is worthy of a reincarnation.The folks over at AndroidAuthority report the next feature phone to receive the revival treatment is the Nokia 2010. However, the phone won't be unveiled until ...

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WatchOS 4.3: All the new features

The latest software for Apple Watches, watchOS 4.3, has come out of beta with a handful of nice, new features and many under-the-hood improvements.WatchOS 4.3 was first made available to developers in preview form back in January, with many people itching to get their hands on the update. But since Apple doesn't release public betas of watchOS, we had to wait a bit until the final release. So, let's dive in and see what's new and changed.Restored ability to control music on your iPhone; stream music to any connected HomePod or AirPodsThe ...

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Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ clear FCC certification with Infinity displays in tow

The Galaxy A6 saga is about to come to an end, as the smartphone has been recently spotted at the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), a clear evidence that it will make its debut on the market in the coming months.Last week, we reported that the Galaxy A6 and A6+ smartphones may not be launched in the United States, but customers in Europe and the Middle East will surely be given the chance to purchase either of the two devices.Today, we have new information about the two mid-range handsets, which suggest they will make it to the Americas, just not to the United States specifically. ...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Active rumor review: Design, specs, price and release date

If recent years have taught us anything, it's that Samsung comes forward with 'super-charged' rugged versions of its flagships on the regular. This has been the case for years, with the very first member of the ruggedized Galaxy Active family being none other than the S4 Active back in 2013. Ever since, a slightly less flashy but always more durable Active variation of the current Galaxy flagship has been making the rounds every summer, but due to its limited carrier availability, the adoption has never been as high as the device deserves.We expect a ...

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AT&T to launch super-rugged Sonim XP8 smartphone in late April

AT&T and Sonim recently announced they will soon launch the world's toughest smartphone, the XP8. Although the ultra-rugged handset is already available for purchase for $699.99 or $23.34 per month, the Sonim XP8 won't ship until April 30.The XP8 has the price of a flagship, but it's got the hardware of a mid-range phone, which means you'll mostly be paying for its rugged features rather than specs. According to Sonim, the XP8 has been designed to perform in the harshest environments. The smartphone has been military tested and rated to meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G standards ...

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Destiny 2 companion app to get a complete overhaul in April to make it more useful

Bungie, the folks that made Destiny the huge sci-fi franchise that every gamer knows about, have just announced their plans for the month of April. Among the many changes the studio plans to implement in Destiny 2, there's one in particular that concerns smartphone users.Apparently, Bungie plans to revamp the Destiny 2 companion app this month. A new update for both the Android and iOS versions of the app is expected to be released on April 4. The most important change will be the option to view your full 3D guardian in all its glory and share the image with your friends. Also, ...

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Mid-range Pixel phone aimed at emerging markets reportedly in the works

Google has been targeting emerging markets with its Android One and Android Go initiatives, but the company is now reportedly also working on a mid-range Pixel-branded smartphone, aimed at the price-sensitive market segment. According to a report by Economic Times, the new device is expected to launch sometime in July or August of this year.Google won't be holding back on large-scale marketing and will expand distribution into general trade in India, senior industry executives claim. After all, India has been one of the most important emerging markets in the smartphone ...

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