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Deal: The LG V30 is down to £700 at CarphoneWarehouse

The LG V30 is still fresh on European shelves but it's already seeing its first discount - in this case a 12% drop in price at CarphoneWarehouse in the UK. Originally a £795 prospect in both Silver and Blue, the 64GB LG V30 is now down to £700. Other retailers in the UK offer the V30 as well, but their price is harder to swallow. The V30 is in stock and available for next day delivery and there doesn't appear to be a timer on the new price. Mind you, at £700 the LG V30 is still rather expensive but so are its competitors such as the Pixel 2 XL, Galaxy S8+ or iPhone 8...

Qualcomm fined €1 billion by the EU for paying off Apple

Qualcomm was slapped with a €997 million ($1.2 billion) fine by the EU. The chipset company paid Apple to shun competitors between 2011 and 2016. According to the European Court, "billions of dollars" were involved in the deal for the 4G chips in iPhones and iPads. Margrethe Vestager, EU Competition Commissioner, said the deal meant that "no rival could effectively challenge Qualcomm in this market, no matter how good their products were". The agreement between Qualcomm and Apple shut out mostly Intel, who supply iDevices since the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Vestager...

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ on Sprint and T-Mobile getting new update

T-Mobile and Sprint have started pushing out a new update to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ units on their networks. The T-Mobile update brings along May security patch, updated Bixby app, and improvements related to SD card stability. Sadly, the Bixby-related change doesn't enable Bixby Voice - the update just adds shortcuts at the top of the screen for Bixby Vision and Reminders. The update for the Galaxy S8+ weighs in at around 375MB. There isn't much known about the Sprint update, but we expect it to be similar to the one being rolled out by the magenta carrier. Via

Meizu 16 to arrive on August 26

The upcoming Meizu flagship will be called Meizu 16 and will arrive as a successor of the anniversary Meizu 15 phone. Up until now, we knew the device is expected sometime in August, but without an exact date. According to sources from China, Meizu CEO Jack Wong said the phone will arrive on August 26 and will be available for order right after the launch. The Meizu 16 is expected to arrive with Snapdragon 845. Rumors and leaks have been pointing to an under-display fingerprint scanner and a large tall screen. Other reports suggested a pressure-sensitive home button under the eventual...

MWC 2017: Nokia 6, 5, 3 and 3310

It's like we woke up in an alternate universe - one where Nokia chose Android over Windows Phone. And oh boy, it is glorious. The brand has a lot of catching up to do but it gets close to the front in a single bound.