Tag Archive: U.S.


You can now buy the ASUS ZenFone 6 in the U.S. for $499

The main highlight of the ZenFone 6 is its flip camera module with a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor.

What you need to know ASUS’ latest flagship smartphone, the ZenFone 6, can now be pre-ordered in the U.S. The phone has been priced at $ 500 for the 64GB variant. If you want the 128GB variant, you will need to shell out $ 550.

The unlocked version of ASUS’ flagship ZenFone 6 is finally available for pre-order  [Read More…]

The Galaxy Note 10 is now rumored to have an Exynos processor in the U.S.

The last Samsung phone to use an Exynos chip in the U.S. was the Note 5.

What you need to know Tipster Evan Blass says that the U.S. version of the Note 10 will have the Exynos 9825 processor. Samsung hasn’t used Exynos chips in the U.S. since 2015. However, the Verizon Note 10 is said to ship with the Snapdragon 855.

We’re just a matter of days away from Samsung unveiling the Galaxy Note 10 and  [Read More…]

Google’s $229 Nest Hub Max goes on sale Sept 9 in U.S., UK and Australia

What you need to know New Nest Hub Max lands Sept 9 in the U.S., UK and Australia. Launch price of $ 229 stands, with initial Google Store availability. Standard Home Hub now regularly discounted to under $ 100.

After being announced in May, Google’s new larger Nest Hub Max will be on sale September 9. Droid-Life points to a Google Store support page that confirms the launch date, which is a full four months after its announcement,  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone 6 pre-orders begin in the U.S. on July 31

Available in 64GB and 128GB storage options.

What you need to know The ASUS ZenFone 6 will be available for pre-order in the U.S. starting July 31. It’s available in Midnight Black and Twilight Silver with 64GB or 128GB of storage. You can buy an international model of the phone on Amazon right now.

ASUS’s ZenFone series has been pretty ho-hum for the last few years, but for 2019, ASUS went back to the drawing board and  [Read More…]

KnowRoaming’s new eSIM gets you connected in the U.S. or Europe for $10

I am an unabashed fan of the eSIM. The prospect of decoupling a phone from the physical SIM card that provides the means for connectivity to a particular carrier — and usually only one carrier — is very attractive. But for one reason or another, mainly having to do with the powerful carriers that provide the service, and the lucrative roaming agreements they make with providers in other countries, eSIM adoption has been molasses slow.

That’s slowly changing  [Read More…]

Nokia 2.2 with Android One is now on sale in the U.S. for just $139

Nokia 2.2 is currently the most affordable Android One smartphone you can buy.

What you need to know The Nokia 2.2 with Android One is now available in the U.S. for just $ 139. It offers a 5.71-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop-shaped notch and a single 13MP shooter at the rear. Part of the Android One program, Nokia 2.2 is guaranteed to receive two major OS updates and security updates for up to three years.

The  [Read More…]

Bipartisan bill has been introduced to boost U.S. involvement in 5G

Huawei is one of the world’s leaders in 5G networking equipment.

What you need to know A new bill has been introduced to boost the United States’ involvement in 5G networks globally. The bill was spearheaded by Republican Michael McCaul and cosponsored by Democrat Henry Cuellar. The bill is in response to China’s current dominance in the 5G field and fears over security and lack of competition.

The rollout of 5G has been big news this year  [Read More…]

U.S. companies can now work with Huawei again — except when they can’t

U.S. companies can sell to Huawei ‘where there is no threat to national security.’

What you need to know The U.S. Commerce Department will begin issuing licenses to American companies that want to do business with Huawei. Licenses will be approved “where there is no threat to national security.” Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has said the department will continue to protect America’s advanced technologies and no company should trade secrets or IP for access to growing markets.  [Read More…]

Trump says U.S. firms can continue doing business with Huawei

Huawei isn’t out of the woods yet, but Trump’s statement allows the Chinese manufacturer to source goods from the U.S.

What you need to know At the G20 summit, Donald Trump has confirmed that U.S. firms will be allowed to continue doing business with Huawei. Huawei isn’t off the Commerce Department’s Entity List, but Trump’s statement allows the likes of Google, Intel, and Qualcomm to provide services to Huawei. The move comes as the U.S. and China  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia 1 available for pre-order in the U.S. on June 28 for $950

All pre-orders come with a free pair of WH1000XM3 headphones.

What you need to know U.S. pre-orders for the Sony Xperia 1 run from June 28 through July 12 Customers get a free pair of WH1000XM3 with their pre-order. The phone costs $ 950.

Announced back in February at MWC 2019, the Sony Xperia 1 caught out attention for a couple of reasons — the biggest of which is that it’s the first phone in the world  [Read More…]