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Weekly poll: which 2018 features are you most excited about?

As we say goodbye to 2017, we're already curious to see what 2018 will bring. It's too early to tell what the big trends in smartphones will be this year but we might have an inkling. For example, most flagships - and even many mid-rangers - have dual cameras now. To stand out, new phones will need more - rumors suggest the Huawei P20 will have a triple camera. Or perhaps instead of basic cameras, makers will focus more on 3D scanners like Apple's TrueDepth camera. Huawei announced competing tech, the new Exynos 9810 has built-in support for 3D face scanning. It's been a few...



Sprint and T-Mobile in final stages of negotiation for a merger

Within the last couple of weeks or so, we've heard about rekindled talks between T-Mobile and Sprint regarding a possible merger. Today, a new report from Bloomberg claims people "familiar with the matter" say that the merger is likely to be publicly announced at the end of the month along with the quarterly financial reports. Both sides are performing the final due diligence (steps required for the legality of a transaction) to determine Sprint's valuation in the merger. According to these people, setting an exchange ratio is one of the last steps needed before moving forward. Both...



Motorola drops the price of the Moto G5S Plus in India

Motorola has announced a permanent price drop for the popular Moto G5S Plus in India. The phone will now start at INR 14,999 ($235), a good INR 1000 drop over the previous price tag. The price drop is likely to better compete with newer competition in the market, many of which now sport an 18:9 display. The Moto G5S Plus has always been a pricier option in the budget segment in India and with this price drop Motorola is hoping it can still steer some of the prospective buyers away from the shinier competition and towards itself. The phone is available in 4GB + 64GB configuration...



Oppo F3 review: Selfielicious

A pair of lenses at the front is how Oppo is trying to make good on the "Selfie Expert" claim second generation in a row - and that's hardly any news for anyone who caught our Oppo F3 Plus review. Now, if the latter was presumably the "better half" in the pair, the regular Oppo F3 that we're about to review is the more compact phone, the economy package, so to speak.



Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra lands in India for $465

Sony has launched its Xperia XA1 Ultra smartphone in India. The device carries a price tag of INR 29,990 (around $465), and is available through Sony Centers and major third-party electronic stores in the country. Available color options inlcude black, white, and gold. As for deals, the Quick Charger UCH12 (worth INR 1,490, or $23) is included in the box and a three-month Sony LIV subscription is being offered for free. Also, those purchasing the Style Cover Stand along with the device will get INR 1,000 ($15) discount. Via 1 2