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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) users are reporting battery charging problems

For quite some time now, Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) users have been reporting issues with battery charging. Specifically, they say their device's battery doesn't charge beyond around 85%. Steps like clearing cache, swapping chargers, charging in safe mode, and even a full factory reset prove to be of no help. Reports say there's a bug in the device's Nougat build that's causing this issue. While the South Korean company hasn't officially said anything on it, some of those affected say they've been informed that a fix is incoming. A specific time-frame for the arrival, however, isn't...



Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL pricing and availability roundup

With Google announcing its duo of flagship smartphones yesterday, many of you are probably wondering when will they arrive in your home country and at what price. Unfortunately, availability remains a big issue with the Pixel phones even though the lineup has matured and it's now in its third generation. Pre-orders have already started in all markets to get the phones, except for India and Taiwan. This year Google has added four more markets to the rather short list that now consists of 13 countries - UK, US, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, Ireland,...



Oppo A1 quietly unveiled in China, goes on sale April 1

Oppo is bolstering its entry-level range with the introduction of the Oppo A1. It has a tall-aspect 18:9 5.7-inch S-IPS LCD, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 3,180 mAh battery. There's a lone 13MP camera on the back and a fixed-focus 8MP selfie camera. The Oppo A1 lacks a fingerprint scanner but makes do with Face recognition entry. Oppo will start selling the A1 on April 1 in China in Cherry Red and Dark Blue for CNY 1399 - or around €179. Via



Sony Xperia XA1 Plus lands in the UK for £329.99

Sony's Xperia XA1 Plus got announced at IFA at the end of August, and now it's finally time for it to reach the UK. The phone is being exclusively offered by Carphone Warehouse. It's available today for £329.99 SIM-free and unlocked. Although this retailer usually also sells handsets with operator contracts, the XA1 Plus is only up for grabs without such a commitment for the time being. Compared to the XA1 launched in April, the Plus model comes with a bigger screen, bigger battery, a fingerprint scanner, better audio, an extra GB of RAM, and a dual-SIM slot. The new device keeps the...



Alcatel brings A30 Tablet to T-Mobile for $125

Alcatel is releasing a new tablet on the T-Mobile network aimed at those looking for an affordable mid-range tablet as well as those who love watching TV shows at home. With the release of this new Alcatel A30 tablet comes Alcatel's CloserTV app, which works in conjunction with the IR-blaster that's embedded in the tablet. Exclusive to the CloserTV app is a commercial skipping feature "that lets you switch programs during commercials for uninterrupted entertainment". The Alcatel A30 tablet features an 8-inch 1280 x 800px display and is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery which churns the...