Black Friday: LG G8 ThinQ can be yours for just $399.99 for a few more hours

As you may have noticed, there are a lot of Black Friday deals around. That said, rarely does one offer come by that basically takes a high-end smartphone that still has up-to-date specs and cuts its price down to the level of a mid-ranger. This is one of those though. Amazon is currently selling the LG G8 ThinQ for just $399.99. That’s a whopping $450 off the phone’s introductory price. One caveat is that you only have a few more hours to take advantage of this crazy low price point. The other caveat is that the handset comes with a “pre-installed selection of Amazon apps”, including… Read more: gsmarena.com

Huawei nova 6 listed on VMall, color and storage options revealed

The Huawei nova 6 arriving on December 5 has been listed on VMall.com (a Huawei-run online retailer) in four colors and two memory options – 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. The smartphone will come in 4G and 5G versions, but according to the listing, the former will only be available in 128GB storage option and come in Black, Blue, and Blue-Purple gradients. The 5G variant, on the other hand, will come in both 128GB and 256GB storage options and will be available in Red color as well. Huawei nova 6 The listing doesn’t include any specs of the Huawei nova 6, but the images do… Read more: gsmarena.com

Best budget and affordable phones in 2019: a buyer’s guide

When it comes to technology, some people just don’t find it reasonable to spend crazy amounts of money on a gadget that gets old in just a couple of years. Yet, those same people still want the full smartphone experience, the camera, the apps, and the speed. Are there any affordable phones that would fit all those criteria?Affordable without being ‘cheap’ in an embarrassing wayGood news is that with recent launches the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. We now have phones that are cheap without being downright ruined by terrible issues – those affordable devices do not lag terribly, they … Read more: phonearena.com

LG G8X ThinQ lands in the US on November 1 along with the Dual Screen accessory

LG heard you like having extra screen real estate on your phone, so back at IFA last month it unveiled the G8X with the Dual Screen accessory. This Korean company definitely seems to think you’ll settle for such a setup instead of going for a phone that has a foldable screen, and it will soon have the chance to prove that it’s right. That’s because the LG G8X and LG Dual Screen are going on sale in the US starting on November 1. Major wireless providers and national retailers will offer them, including Amazon, AT&T, and Sprint. Pre-orders begin on Friday, October 25. The price for an… Read more: gsmarena.com

Meizu 16T specs leak ahead of launch

The Meizu 16T will be unveiled later today at an event in China, and just ahead of the launch, leaked promo materials come to reveal the design and most of the specs. Last week Meizu VP shared an image of the 16T which showed us what the phone’s back looks like, and today’s leak tells us that the phone will have a 6.5″ Super AMOLED notch-less display on the front with a fingerprint reader embedded in it. The smartphone will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC and come with UFS 3.0 storage. The material doesn’t include information about the RAM and storage, but from AnTuTu and TENAA… Read more: gsmarena.com

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro to arrive with 30W charging, already certified in EEC

Xiaomi introduced its CC lineup as part of the Mi family for curious and creative people. There are currently two smartphones and they are mainly midrangers – Mi CC9 and the cheaper and lighter Mi CC9e. Now, a third device called Mi CC9 Pro is incoming, and according to multiple sources, it is already being certified across various markets. A device with model number M1910M4E was spotted on 3C to arrive with a 30W fast-charging brick in the box, while a similar phone masked behind the M1910M4G moniker is officially certified by the Eurasian Economic Commission. 3C certification,… Read more: gsmarena.com

Realme 1 and Realme U1 update brings Dark Mode and latest security patches

With how many devices it’s been churning out as of late, it’s easy to forget that Realme is still a pretty young brand. And, as it turns out, one that hasn’t forgotten about the handsets it launched last year. Case in point: both the Realme 1 and the Realme U1 are now receiving a new software update, that brings them Dark Mode as well as the latest security fixes. Both phones will be on the October 1, 2019 security patch level after you apply the update. They both get the same changelog, except for the fact that the U1 will also add a “partial scene camera effect… Read more: gsmarena.com

MediaTek planning to introduce 5G chipsets for midrangers in 2020

MediaTek introduced its Helio M70 5G modem back in May, but we are still waiting for an official unveiling of the whole chipset. It will be built on the 7nm FinFET process and will be for Oppo and vivo flagships. Today, a report from China said the Taiwanese manufacturer is planning to have another 7 nm SoC, but this time it will be at a more affordable price and should go into midrangers. According to MyDrivers, a website that is usually on point with most reports from China and the region, the architecture should be the same as the MT6885 (that’s the chipset with the Helio M70… Read more: gsmarena.com

vivo iQOO Neo 855 will come with 33W charging and UFS 3.0 storage

The vivo iQOO Neo 855, arriving on October 24, appeared on TENAA yesterday revealing its full specs. The listing includes a 4,420 mAh battery which was believed to have 22.5W fast charging support like the iQOO Neo. But, the company today posted an image on Weibo confirming that iQOO Neo 855 will pack a 4,500 mAh cell with 33W charging speed. The phone maker also confirmed that iQOO Neo 855 will come with UFS 3.0 storage, but it will be only limited to the 256GB variant, and the 64GB model with 6GB RAM will have to make do with the slower UFS 2.1. iQOO Neo 855 will feature 33W… Read more: gsmarena.com

Samsung Galaxy A51 key specs revealed through Geekbench

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A50 back in February and followed it up with the Galaxy A50s in August. Now it appears the company’s focus is shifting to the Galaxy A51, which has just popped up on Geekbench. The Galaxy A51, sporting model number SM-A515F, scored 323 and 1,185 points in Geekbench 5’s single and multi-core tests, respectively. The A51 was expected to pack an Exynos 9630 SoC, but if we are to believe Geekbench, it will come with an Exynos 9611 SoC instead, which is the same chip found on the A50s. Samsung Galaxy A51 on Geekbench Other details revealed by the… Read more: gsmarena.com

Twitter’s Android users are starting to get the version of Dark mode enjoyed by iPhone users

If you’re the type of person who likes to use Dark mode because it might save you some battery life on your AMOLED-screened Android phone, we have some good news for you. According to Financial Express, Twitter’s “Lights Out”, which first was made available to iOS devices back in March, is now being offered to those running the Alpha version of Twitter for Android. While Twitter’s Dark mode currently provides a blue background on Android, the “Lights Out” version is dark black. And that is important because AMOLED displays create black by shutting off all pixels in the appropriate areas. Pixels … Read more: phonearena.com

Apple iPhone SE 2 pricing, specs, colors revealed by top analyst

When the Apple iPhone SE was released in March 2016, it was made in response to complaints about ever-growing screen sizes and prices. At the time, Apple’s current models were the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen respectively. The iPhone SE took the iPhone 5s design but included the same A9 chipset used on the iPhone 6s. As a result, it carried a 4-inch LCD display with a 640 x 1136 resolution. An upgraded 12MP camera adorned the back along with a 1.2MP FaceTime camera. Originally offered with 16GB and 64GB of storage, Apple refreshed the phone a year after … Read more: phonearena.com

Apple announces replacement program from Apple Watch Series 2 and 3 units with aluminium bodies

Apple has announced an extended replacement program for Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 3 models with an aluminium casing. According to Apple’s support page on the issue, “in very rare instances”, aluminium models of the above Watches can develop cracks around on the curved edges of the glass, which can extend to all around the screen. The program extends to three years from date of purchase or one year from the start of the program. Affected devices can be brought into an Apple Store, to a certified professional, or you can contact Apple Support online. If the device is eligible, Apple will replace the screen or Watch for free as needed. The program is valid for three years since …

Google’s Back to School deals include $300 off the Pixel 3, 41% off the Home Mini

The summer is coming to a close and the kids, if not already starting a new school year, are preparing for it. And it isn’t too late for some back-to-school sales. Google, for example, is running such a sale on a number of its devices, starting with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Google is taking $300 off the price of each phone through September 28th. That means that you can snag the unlocked Pixel 3 with 64GB of storage for $499, or the 128GB model for $599. With financing, you’ll be making 24 monthly payments of $20.79 or $24.96, respectively. Color options are Just Black, Clearly White and … Read more: phonearena.com

Watch the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro announcement live here

Realme is releasing its newest smartphones, complete with its first ever quad-camera setups. The Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro are getting unveiled in New Delhi, but you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your home or office thanks to the official live stream. Starting at 7PM UTC, Madhav Sheth, Realme India CEO, will bring the two phones to the stage. Watch the whole thing live and make sure you stop by our comments section to share your impressions. And don’t forget to stop by our homepage once the event is over for the complete coverage of the new announcements, along with… Read more: gsmarena.com

Motorcyclist killed in I-25 crash in Thornton

THORNTON, Colo. — A motorcyclist was killed after a crash on Interstate 25 early Sunday morning, the Thornton Police Department said. The crash happened on northbound Interstate 25 near East 144th Avenue about 2:40 a.m. Police said the motorcyclist rear-ended a vehicle in the center lane of the interstate, lost control and crashed. The motorcyclist, a man whose name and age weren’t released, was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman passenger on the motorcycle was taken to a hospital in critical condition. A driver and passenger in the vehicle stayed at the scene. Neither one was injured, police said. Northbound Interstate 25 was closed for several hours for the investigation. It reopened after 6:30 a.m. Police said it’s not …