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Week 38 in review: Google acquires parts of HTC as new Pixels leak

The past seven days brought confirmation of the ongoing negotiations between the troubled HTC and Google. The Android maker agreed to acquire parts of the Taiwanese company's smartphone business to boost its Pixel lineup in a deal worth $1.1 billion. Meizu and Huawei announced a couple of mid-rangers - the M6 and Maimang 6, respectively. vivo had a couple of more interesting devices to show - the X20 and X20a. In camp Apple the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus officially went on sale, while DxO completed its review of the iPhone 8 duo. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium also got its own DxO test...



Deal: Moto G5 Plus drops to all-time low of $179.99 shipped, saving you $50

Another week has passed, which means another Moto G5 Plus deal is now available. At the beginning of the month, we saw Moto's device going for just $199.99 in its iteration with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, possibly as a reaction to the launch of the newer G5S Plus. The G5 Plus isn't an old handset, however - remember that it only got official this February at MWC. It also happens to be the No.1 best selling unlocked smartphone on Amazon. And if you visit the mega retailer's listing today, you'll find a nice surprise waiting for you over there: namely, that the G5 Plus has gotten even...



Apple will begin selling the new iPhone SE in India starting April 8, according to Redington India. The phone will be sold through 3000 retail outlets across the country.

Apple will begin selling the new iPhone SE in India starting April 8, according to Redington India. The phone will be sold through 3000 retail outlets across the country. Apple previously announced that India will be among the second wave of countries to get the iPhone SE in "early April". The company also issued a press release stating the phone will be priced at INR 39,000 ($584) for the 16GB model. (more…)

ZTE nubia Z18 real-life picture shows no notch, impressive screen-to-body ratio

nubia's upcoming flagship, the Z18, has leaked over the past few months showing an impressive screen-to-body ratio and a small notch housing the front camera, just like the Essential Phone. However, the latest real-life photos suggest otherwise. The ultra-thin side bezels are nothing new to the smartphone world but when a company achieves a slim upper bezel and a small chin, the Internet just loses it. Well, the Z18 won't be a record breaker in this regard but it does seem to offer slimmer bezels than its predecessor, the nubia Z17s. And as you can see, the upper bezel isn't big...



Nokia 7 plus will be getting Android 9.0 Pie in September

HMD Global promised that it would be updating all of its Nokia phones to Android 9.0 Pie eventually but for now, Nokia's CEO confirmed that the Nokia 7 plus will be the first device to get the delicious dessert. After going into beta earlier this month, we can expect the smartphone to receive a stable OTA update by the end of September. This will make the first Snapdragon 660-powered phone to get the Android 9.0 Pie OS. Of course, the CEO clarified that regional distribution might affect timeframes, but most will get it sometime in September. Judging by the time of release and...