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Some Verizon and Sprint customers have their Samsung Galaxy Note8 units shipped

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 official US launch is set for September 15, but some pre-orders might be arriving much sooner than that. Reports are pouring in that shipments for the phone have already begun. Sprint and Verizon customers have confirmed that they have already received shipment notifications for their unit. Following is a screenshot shared by someone on Verizon: Some say their order is scheduled to arrive on today, others say their estimated delivery date is September 5 - tomorrow. Samsung followed a similar strategy with the Galaxy S8 duo, where those who pre-ordered got...

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus goes on sale today

Xiaomi's plus-sized version of the Mi Pad 4 was released about two weeks ago and the second sale is currently happening. As you already know, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus comes in two storage variants - 64GB and 128GB (both with LTE connectivity). Xiaomi's web store currently has the 64GB configuration for CNY 1,899 ($275), but the 128GB model is out of stock. Maybe some customers were really fast. In any case, once the 128GB variant is available, it can be yours for CNY 2,099 ($305). Both memory configurations are offered in Black and Gold. Source (in Chinese)

Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy Note8 now going for $625 in US

Last we heard, the dual-SIM variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note8 was going for $700. And now, you can grab a unit for even less. The same eBay seller now has the device listed for $625. The model on offer is factory unlocked with 64GB of storage. Since it's the international variant, it comes with Exynos SoC instead of Snapdragon chipset. Available color options include gold, black, and gray. No information on when the deal expires (there's the usual 'limited quantity available' tag on the listing), so those interested in availing it may have to act fast. Source

7.2″ Huawei Mate 20 X targets gamers, Mate 20 Porsche Design is all about looks

Huawei had a "one more thing" moment at its event and it brought the largest gaming phone yet - the Mate 20 X. The Mate 20 RS Porsche Design also took the stage to bring the usual high-priced flair. Huawei Mate 20 X With a 7.2" screen, we hesitate to call the Huawei Mate 20 X a phone. Semantics aside, it's a flat OLED panel with 1,080 x 2,244px resolution and a teardrop notch. The X is a mix of Pro and non-Pro features in more ways than one. Huawei is also targeting Samsung's Note flagships with the introduction of the M-Pen. The stylus can sense up to 4,096 levels of pressure. If...

Leak reveals Samsung Android Go phone with 5″ display, 2,600mAh battery

It was back in April this year, when a benchmark listing for an entry-level Samsung phone suggested the company could be working on an Android Go smartphone. Subsequent reports have revealed more about the phone's (SM-J260x) market availability. Specs revealed so far include 1GB RAM, Android 8.1 Oreo, and a quad-core processor. And now, a new leak has surfaced, which reveals a few more key details of the handset. As per the leaked image, the Samsung Android Go phone will be powered by the Exynos 7570 SoC, and sport a 5-inch display. Storage is 16GB, while camera setup is 8MP at the...