Just in time for Valentine’s Day (or maybe the Chinese New Year celebration), OnePlus has decided to introduce a Lava Red colored variant to its OnePlus 5T phablet. The Lava Red OnePlus 5T will officially make its debut on February 6th, and will come with a price of $559 with 128 gigabytes of built in memory.
Recently this week, Comcast’s wireless service, Xfinity Mobile, has announced that BYOD (bring your own device) customers can now activate their unlocked iPhones (albeit select models only -- they can check by heading to this page) on the MVNO’s network by visiting any Xfinity Store location in the United States. Moreover, those users that happen to own handsets that are not eligible can still have their device swapped for a gift card that is worth the value of their smartphone.
This should be welcome news for those looking to get their hands on an iPhone X unit, but finding it challenging to do just that. Apple is now offering the unlocked, SIM-free version of one of its flagship devices for this year for customers based in the United States. This version should fully support both GSM and CDMA networks.
During the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that was held back in January early this year, Asus had generated some buzz with the debut of its ZenFone AR smartphone. In the seven months since it was first unveiled, nobody quite really knew how much the Android powered phablet would cost. Well, those looking to purchase the device will be delighted to know that the handset can now be bought exclusively from the biggest wireless carrier in America.
Among the Group of Seven (G7) nations -- which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States -- Canada happens to have the most expensive mobile rates. On top of that, users based in the Great Big North often have to pay at least $50 to have their mobile devices unlocked when they decide to switch to another network.
LG is now releasing unlocked versions of its latest flagship device, the G6 phablet. These unlocked editions can be purchased from online retailers or preordered directly from the South Korean tech giant’s official website. With regards to pricing, Amazon currently offers an unlocked LG G6 unit at a price of $630, while B&H and LG itself are selling the smartphone for $700.
Here is some good news for those who are looking to purchase any one of Samsung’s newly launched flagship devices (the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus) and still get to choose their wireless carrier -- they can now preorder an unlocked version of the Galaxy S8 either from Samsung directly or from Best Buy.
Similar to what it has done for previous iPhone releases, Apple is now offering SIM free editions of its latest flagship devices, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Before these new versions, only iPhone 7 units tied to specific mobile operators were made available during the first few weeks since the newest models hit the market.
Shortly after Google officially introduced its two newest smartphone offerings -- the Pixel and the Pixel XL, reports immediately surfaced that Verizon Wireless was to be the exclusive carrier of the devices in the United States mobile market. But there are other reports too saying that the Pixel handsets will be made available as unlocked devices that can work on other networks. Some consumers now may be wondering which is which.
HTC first introduced its Desire 530 smartphone back in February early this year during the 2016 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, together with other handsets such as the Desire 630 and the Desire 825. The Desire 530 generated some buzz with regards to its design which was inspired by streetwear fashion (more on that later).
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