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Will the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 come with a vibrant yellow S Pen?

Will the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 come with a vibrant yellow S Pen?

Infamous tech leaker Evan Blass is at it again, showing a render of a redesigned Galaxy Note 9:

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

source: Evan Blass

 

The standout of the image is the eye catching yellow and gold stylus, which features a blue top to match the colour of the handset when docked.

The leaked images also show a change in location for the slim fingerprint scanner below a boxier dual-sensor camera design. We can also see that one of the camera sensors is smaller in size to the other – a new feature from last year’s Galaxy Note 8.

Other than these design changes, the handset looks almost identical to its predecessor.

Register your interest in the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 today, to ensure you’re first in line for pre-orders.

The BlackBerry KEY2 in review.

The BlackBerry KEY2 in review.

With a throwback to physical keyboards in a world dominated by the all-screen handsets, the BlackBerry KEY2 Sim free is definitely a stand out device.

Hailed an icon reborn, with look clearly modelled on 2015’s BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, the KEY2 offers the classic combination of aluminium frame, touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard that made BlackBerry as household name. But Don’t be fooled by the classic exterior. Look closely and you’ll noticed sleek refinements made to the KEY2 to offer a modern update.

Keyboard:

The most obvious upgrade lies within the keyboard. The keys on the iconic QWERTY keyboard are 20% larger than last year’s KEYone, providing optimised speed & accuracy with ample spacing. There’s an all-new Speed Key to trigger 52 customizable actions from any menu.
Program each key to instantly bring up your choice of contacts and apps. Flick typing is also supported for faster messaging using predictive text that learns as you type.

The fingerprint scanner is located in the space key on the QWERTY layout and there’s a change of location for the convenience key.

Camera:

The most exciting addition to the design is the dual camera sensors displayed on the rear of the handset. Last year’s selfie camera with 84 degree field of view.

The KEY2 steps up from last year’s KEYone offered a 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera offering, with a dual 12MP snapper on the rear. One sensor offers an f/1.8 aperture, the second offering an f/2.6 aperture with optical zoom.BlackBerry is using the secondary rear shooter as a telephoto zoom, similar to the iPhone X, and enabling portrait mode shots too.
The Selfie game hasn’t changed much, with the same 8MP camera that can capture 1080p video at 30 frames per second.

Battery:

Go for longer incredible thanks to the smart battery experience that learns from your daily charging habits to provide power that lasts for 2 days +. You’ll also be able to charge up to 50% in just 36 minutes with Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0.

Security:

Preloaded with DTEK™ by BlackBerry, the BlackBerry KEY2 continues the tradition of offering the most secure smartphone experience on the market. Offering constant security monitoring and protection of your operating system whilst featuring a private Locker that can only be accessed with the user’s fingerprint or password, your sensitive data is secure. A Private Browser that auto-deletes browsing history upon exit continues to enhance your privacy.
The BlackBerry KEY2 also receives regularly monthly Android security updates, helping ensure that the device is always safe and secure.

Display;

Stunning 4.5″ display made of impact resistant Gorilla Glass® It’s the same LCD we saw on the KeyOne, complete with the shorter, fatter 3:2 aspect ratio. The 3:2 display is the perfect size for a physical keyboard.The display offers 1620 x 1080 IPS LCD, 24-bit colour depth 433 PPI.
There’s no always on mode that we see from Samsung, but BlackBerry do continue to use an ambient display mode which only shows up if you receive a notification.

BlackBerry HUb:

Thanks to BlackBerry® Hub® all your messages are consolidated into one convenient place. Browse your emails, texts and messages from almost any social media account; including WhatsApp all at once. The additional enhanced Convenience Key, making it easier to access the most-used apps by a user via custom profiles for at home, in the office, in meetings or on the go.

Under the hood:

BlackBerry has updated most areas of the KEY2’s power, performance and battery life. The OS steps up from Nougat to Android 8.1 Oreo, with Android P on its way. The chipset is upgrade to a Snapdragon 660 with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. Slightly confusingly, the KEY2’s battery is technically smaller than the KEY1, but offers a more efficient use with a speedier Quick Charge 3.0.

ORDER THE BLACKBERRY KEY2 IN STOCK NOW.  Any UK orders placed before 9pm BST, or international orders placed before 5pm BST will be dispatched same day.

Check out our finance option to buy the BlackBerry KEY2 for £26.51 a month with NO UPFRONT FEE!

Slide your way into the world of Nokia with the Nokia 8110 4G with DUAL SIM

Slide your way into the world of Nokia with the Nokia 8110 4G with DUAL SIM

The Nokia 8110 4G Dual Sim  is now in stock, offering a nostalgic slide phone experience with a modern twist.

 

Here’s the specs at a glance:

  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands: GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – Europe
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
  • Speed HSPA, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • Dimensions: 133.5 x 49.3 x 14.9 mm (5.26 x 1.94 x 0.59 in)
  • Weight: 117 g (4.13 oz)
  • Build: Plastic body, IP52 drip protection, Flashlight
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 2.4 inches, 17.8 cm2 (~27.1% screen-to-body ratio), 240 x 320 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~167 ppi density)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8905 Snapdragon 205
  • CPU: Dual-core (2×1.1 GHz Cortex-A7)
  • GPU: Adreno 304
  • Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 64 GB
  • Phonebook: Yes
  • Call records: Yes
  • Internal; 4GB, 512 MB RAM
  • Front Camera:  2 MP, LED flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging
  • Video: Yes
  • Alert types: Vibration, MP3 ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio: 3.5mm jack
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: 4.1, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
  • Radio: FM radio
  • USB: microUSB 2.0
  • Messaging: SMS
  • Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML
  • Games: Yes
  • Java: No
  • Apps: Google Search, Maps, Assistant, Facebook, Twitter, Audio/Video player
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
  • Stand-by: Up to 600 h (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 11 h (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 48 h
  • Stand-by: Up to 408 h
  • Talk time: Up to 11 h

 Purchase the Nokia 8110 4G in black, with dual sim capabilities today.

BlackBerry KEY2: International Delivery Available

BlackBerry KEY2: International Delivery Available


We ship the BlackBerry KEY2 Sim free to almost all international destinations.

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We ensure a secure service; all Orders shipped domestically and internationally are covered & insured for loss and damage.

Your package must be signed for by someone at the recipient’s address. If you’re not physically present at the shipping address, a re-attempt delivery will be made or your package will be stored at a collection depot near to you.

Duties and Tax:

Unlocked-Mobiles.com does not charge sales tax for items being shipped to any address outside The European Union. For sales to international countries such as the United States, the price to pay is displayed as Excluding V.A.T (providing a saving of 20%).

Please note that for all international orders, customers are responsible for any customs and import duties.

Things to note when shipping internationally:

We accept international orders online and use a variety of couriers, including Fed-Ex UPS and DHL, to make sure your parcel arrives quickly and safely. All Orders shipped domestically and internationally are covered & insured for loss and damage.

How much is shipping to my country:

Shipping quotes depend on the country and courier service selected. To view your courier rates please add your item to the basket and select your country.

Note: You may exit the checkout process anytime. You are not obligated to complete the order if you are not satisfied with what you have reviewed. Final shipping cost includes handling and package insurance charges.

How long will shipping take:

Unlocked-Mobiles.com usually ships all orders within 1-3 business days from the time we receive your payment. A business day is considered to be Monday through Friday, except holidays. To increase your chances of same day shipping, we ask that you place your orders before our shipping cut-off time of 3.00pm GMT. All orders placed online and by phone after our cut off time will be shipped on the following business day.

If we are shipping your purchase outside of the U.K, please be reminded that we cannot be held responsible for delays in delivery as a result of inspection delays in your country’s customs agency.

You will be provided a ‘tracking number’ once your item has left our warehouse.

 

CAT S61 Now in Stock

CAT S61 Now in Stock

Measure distances, air quality and thermal heat signatures from your smartphone, thanks to the CAT S61. Waterproof to IP68 and drop Proof to 6 feet, this rugges handset will never let you down, no matter what situation you find yourself in.

Check out our Reasons to buy the CAT S61 video for more details:

Here’s the specs at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 150 x 76 x 13 mm (5.91 x 2.99 x 0.51 in)
  • Build: Aluminum frame
  • Build: IP68 dust/water proof (up to 3m for 1 hour), Drop-to-concrete resistance from up to 1.8 m, MIL-STD-810G compliant
  • Display: 5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio), IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 ppi density), Multitouch, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo), planned upgrade to Android 9.0 (P)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 508
  • Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Internal: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 16 MP, PDAF, dual-LED dual-tone flash; FLIR thermal camera (Lepton module), Thermal imaging, heat palettes, temp. spot meter, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps
  • Secondary Camera: 8 MP
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Audio: Loudspeaker, 3.5mm jack
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, SBAS
  • NFC: Yes
  • Radio: FM radio
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, indoor air quality sensor
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Additional features:

- Laser-assisted distance measurement tool
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0)
- MP4/H.265 player
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor

  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery
  • Stand-by: Up to 888 h (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 35 h (3G)
  • Colours: Black

Purchase the CAT S61 Sim Free available with UK and International delivery.

Invitations are out for a new Galaxy Launch: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018

Invitations are out for a new Galaxy Launch: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018

We’re accustomed to Samsung gracing us with some new Galaxy tech in early Autumn each year, but 2018 sees the tech giants surprising us a month early.

In a recent tweet posted by Samsung Mobile last week, we received news of an upcoming Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on August 9, 2018.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch event

In just over a month, Samsung Electronics will welcome a new member to the premium Galaxy family. 

It’s the next big Android smartphone to release, and rumours are that we’ll be introduced to the Galaxy Note 9 during the event held in Brooklyn, New York.

We are expecting to see  some big specification updates over the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but similar phablet design with the ever popular S pen included – as shown in some recent render leaks:

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Live streaming of the event will be available at news.samsung.com/global, www.samsungmobilepress.com and www.samsung.com/galaxy.

The perfect Mobile phone for Young Children: the Nokia 3310 4G

The perfect Mobile phone for Young Children: the Nokia 3310 4G

The new updated version of the classic Nokia 3310 is one of the best options on the market for parents who need to give phones to their children for communication purposes, but are not comfortable with the security issues that smartphones raise.

Here’s the kid friendly features you’ll find when using the Nokia 3310 4G:

The device is easy-to-use with clear and simple menu options. The Series 30+ operating system comes with large app icons and limited but useful features.

It’s got a calculator, calendar, alarm, FM radio and a basic internet browser which comes in handy for emergencies (to get directions or an important phone number.)

With same kind of tough build that the original 3310 was famous for, the 3310 is rugged and will withstand a fairly decent dose of heavy handed usage.

As you’d expect, the battery life is absolutely incredible. It’ll last 31 days on standby, and give you 22 hours of talk time.

While the Nokia 3310 doesn’t offer an extensive choice in gaming apps, kids can enjoy the nostalgic feel of Nokia Snake.

Here’s what you’ll avoid using this device:

Exposure to social media. If you’re wanting a simple handset for emergencies, without exposing your younger children to the unnecessary evils that can lurk in social media the 3310 offers the perfect solution.

Whilst the device offers a capable 2MP camera for snapping photos, users are not able to share or stream photos or videos, ensuring any images taken by your child remain on their handset only.

A week after launch, here’s our thoughts on IGTV

A week after launch, here’s our thoughts on IGTV

Instagram has announced the launch of a brand new, long-form video format called Instagram TV (IGTV).

Before IGTV, the only way for people to post longer content on Instagram was to go live, with live content disappearing after 24 hours. CEO Kevin Systrom discussed his desire for Instagram users to be able to “enjoy video without all the distraction,” resulting in the birth of IGTV.

IGTV is available on both its own app and the Instagram page.

Pros:

1. It’s built for how you actually use your phone, so videos are full screen and vertical. After years of flipping your screen for Youtube this takes a little getting used to, but it certainly makes sense from a user experience point of view.

2. It’s simple, too. Just like turning on the TV, IGTV starts playing as soon as you open the app.

3. You don’t have to search to start watching content from people you already follow on Instagram and others you might like based on your interests. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said the app was designed to make it easier to find and watch videos. IGTV aims to offer you a TV style experience, where you simply turn on and start watching, as opposed to most video apps that require you to search or browse through a directory.

4. You can swipe up to discover more — switch between “For You,” “Following,” “Popular” and “Continue Watching.” You can also like, comment and send videos to friends in Direct.

5. The dedicated app’s experience goes seamless, since as soon as you enter a video instantly starts playing, similar to how one would turn on a TV.

6. Unlike many Video platforms, IGTV offers a completely ad-free beginning to all videos. No more waiting 5 seconds to skip that ad!

Cons:

1. Whilst videos aren’t limited to one minute, only influencers with over 10K followers can upload videos up to an hour long. Anyone with a smaller fan base will be restricted to under 10 min content uploads. However, as time goes by, IGTV are aiming to suppress all time limitations for everyone.

2. For creators the ad free zone is a definite con. There is currently no method in place to monetize IGTV—through in-video ads, or through payment of content creators, so influencers will still need the steady income from YouTube to maintain their income.

3. IGTV’s never-ending  available stream of content may seem like pure joy, but  getting out of the IGTV scroll hole opens up a whole new level of procrastination!

Download IGTV on Android or iOS devices today to enjoy the newest content platform on the market.

BlackBerry KEY2 In Stock Now.

BlackBerry KEY2 In Stock Now.

With stock available for the Black and Silver BlackBerry KEY2, order from Unlocked Mobiles and you’ll enjoy same day dispatch*.

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Don’t forget that all of our BlackBerry devices are fully unlocked and sim free for all UK and International customers. International and worldwide delivery is generally within 1-2 working days, with full 12 month warranty. Don’t forget if you’re purchasing outside the EU you’ll pay the Ex-VAT price.

*UK delivery before 9pm BST, or international orders placed before 5pm BST, for dispatched on the same day.

 

Last day for BlackBerry KEY2 Pre Orders.

Last day for BlackBerry KEY2 Pre Orders.

Providing the old skool QWERTY keyboard we all know and love with some up to date twists, the BlackBerry KEY2 is nearly upon us.

If you’re wanting to get your hands on a KEY2 from our first batch, it’s time to place your preorder today.

You’ll enjoy:

- The first dual rear camera seen on a BlackBerry

- BlackBerry’s smart keybaord

- Speed key to all your apps

- Full Android experience

-High end security for all of your data

- A battery that only needs charging on average once every 2 days

PreOrder the BlackBerry KEY2 today for shipping on Thursday 28th June.

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