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OnePlus 5 to have a soft launch in Australia on August 29

OnePlus is doing a soft launch for the OnePlus 5 in Australia on August 29, 10:00 AEST. The company will be selling all variants of the OnePlus 5. This includes the 6/64GB model in Slate Gray and Soft Gold and the 8/128GB model in Midnight Black and Slate Gray. They are priced at A$599 and A$699, respectively, and every customer will get a free Sandstone Protective Case for the phone. The soft launch will be a limited run until stocks last. OnePlus also clarifies that the prices and offers at the soft launch are not indicative of the future launches in Australia. You can find...



Deals: eBay India offers refurbished iPhones from 5s to 7

There are refurbished iPhones on sale over at eBay India. We picked out the best deals - models from ranging from iPhone 5s to 7 (there are no offers on Plus models, unfortunately). These are seller-refurbished and in excellent condition with 1 year warranty, colors vary. On some of these there's an 8% discount (capped at INR 3,000) with the code REFURBISH8. 128 GB 64 GB 32 GB 16 GB iPhone 7 INR 36,999 INR 30,999 iPhone 6s INR 22,888 INR 18,999 iPhone 6 INR...



Rumors of Samsung Galaxy S8 mini point to 5.3″ screen, Snapdragon 821 chipset

It has been a while since Samsung released a mini flagship and those older S minis were flagships in name only. Now unsubstantiated rumors suggest that a Galaxy S8 mini is in the works and will debut in South Korea at some point in the future. The mini will allegedly have a 5.3" screen but will have the feel of a 4.7" screen due to the extra wide aspect ratio (18.5:9). Suggested specs for the S8 mini include a Snapdragon 821 (not 835) with 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage. And it should have an iris reader, a fairly high-end feature. This is closer to flagship status than the S5 mini...



OnePlus 5 may cost 550 Euros in Finland, according to contest rules

In typical OnePlus fashion, the company has been slowly teasing different aspects of the upcoming smartphone before its official announcement, which is set for June 20. Meanwhile, an earlier leak points to a June 22 release date for Amazon India. Today we get an idea of what the OnePlus 5 could cost in Finland and/or most of Europe. A post made on the OnePlus forums points to a contest for an annual music festival taking place in Finland. The grand prize is a OnePlus 5 device and two three-day VIP passes to the event. The contest was posted on Facebook this morning. But wait, the official...



India to host its own Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year

Aside from the Barcelona chapter of the Mobile World Congress, there's a separate MWC edition that's held each year in China's Shanghai. Now, a new MWC event has been announced that will take place by India, the world's second-largest smartphone market. The India edition of MWC will be focused on reaching out to the South East Asian markets. The GSMA Association, which organizes the yearly MWCs has agreed to associate with the three-day event that'll kick off in the country's capital city of New Delhi on September 27. "There is Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and an edition in...