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Samsung offers major discounts on accessory bundles with the Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung's offering some serious discounts on accessories for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the US with two bundles in particular that bring massive savings - provided, of course, you actually need said accessories. The 'S9 Ultimate bundle' is priced at $99 and includes the Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand 2018 (MSRP $69.99), the Gear IconX wireless earbuds in black ($199.99), and the latest GearVR headset ($129.99) - a total of $400 worth of accessories (though we're not sure anyone's ever bought those at full retail). Galaxy S9+ standard retail package (hint: the S9's the...

Apple iPhone SE 2 could be valued at $399

The first generation of the Apple iPhone SE introduced back in 2016 was built on the frame of the iPhone 5s using the specs of the iPhone 6s. The smartphone is no longer out there for purchase like it has been discontinued. Rumors are overflowing that the successor phone dubbed like the iPhone SE 2 will first public appearance in March 2020. Ming-Chi Kuo from TF Securities analyst has claimed that the cameraphone will be priced at $399. Kuo had noted noted Apple’s intentions of revealing a mid-cycle handset in March. The product promised to follow in the footsteps of the iPhone SE, delivering much better hardware at a lower price tag. Kuo believes the SE 2 will arrest Apple’s faltering profits in 2020. He estimates suppliers selling anywhere between 2 and 4 million devices every month with a total of 30 million gadgets sold at the end of 2020. It is hardly surprising that Apple has made a decision to use an older chassis for the iPhone SE 2. The smartphone is expected to feature the A13 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal memory. The handset misses out on an peculiarly 1GB of RAM and 256GB of memory found on the iPhone 11. Gossips encourage that the iPhone SE 2 is based on the ergonomics of the iPhone 8, indicating a curvier design than the native iPhone SE. Kuo has further revealed that it will be in the world in Silver, Red and Space Gray colour versions. The 64GB version of the iPhone 8 presently sells for $449. Even though the SE 2 is based on the exact same platform, it replaces 3D Touch Panel with Haptic Touch even though utilizing a lot of older parts. Apple really should be able to hack $50 off the price tag, well selling the SE 2 for $399. The true goal behind the iPhone SE seriesis to unveield buyers to the Apple Ecosystem. With Tim Cook increasing the prices of premium devices each year, it is crucial for Apple to attract new buyers with an low-cost product. In which the 2-year old iPhone 8 fails, the iPhone SE 2 should work wonders! Source

HTC U Ultra Android Oreo update expands to more European countries

Keeping its promise from last year, HTC sent out the update to Android 8.0 Oreo for the U Ultra at the beginning of March. Back then, it only reached Taiwan, India, and Italy. Now though it is finally expanding to more countries. HTC's Twitter account for the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) has announced that units purchased from these markets are going to be updated from today onwards. As always, the rollout might be staged, which means a few days will pass before all of the devices in the three aforementioned countries will get the update notification. We're hoping...

March security update hits Samsung Galaxy J1 mini and Galaxy Core Prime

The Samsung Galaxy J1 mini as well as the Galaxy Core Prime smartphones have also started receiving the latest security patch. The update arrives as build number J105YDVU0AQC1 and G361HXXU0AQC1, respectively. Aside from Android fixes for the month of March, the update is also said to include some optimizations, enhancements, as well as regular bug-fixes. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it may take some time for the update to hits your device. Meanwhile, if you feel impatient, you can manually check for it by heading to your handset's Settings menu. Via

Vodafone Spain spills the beans about the Huawei P20 Lite 

While the Huawei P20 family was not at the MWC in Spain, the Huawei P20 Lite did show up in a brochure from Vodafone Spain. The carrier helpfully listed the salient specs, pretty much confirming what we already know from leaks (with some differences, rumors tend to round numbers off). The P20 Lite will have a 5.84" screen with 1080p+ resolution. The phone is pictured from the back, so we can't see how much of the screen the notch takes up. Good thing that there are leaked photos. We do see the dual camera on the rear with its 16MP + 2MP sensors (given its resolution, the secondary...