1. Apple’s Official Re-Seller is Entering Amazon
Amazon will officially sell Apple products starting end of this year.
Amazon has been selling products to Apple’s regular re-sellers instead of Apple’s official re-seller, but only Apple’s authorized re-sellers will be available in the future.
Amazon has already informed unlisted re-sellers on March 9th that they will remove listings after January 4, 2019.
This will be applied to several Amazon channels including UK / FR / DE / IT / ES / JP.
2. Apple, New iPad Pro 11 / 12.9 inch Pre-Order Started in India
New iPad Pro 11 / 12.9 inch is pre-ordered via Amazon and other re-sellers in India.
The price starts from INR 71,900 (about $989, 64GB WiFi) for the 11 “product and from INR 89,900 about $1,237, 64GB WiFi) for the 12.9”, and the shipping will start from November 16th.
3. Samsung to Launch New Color in China for Galaxy S9 / S9 Plus
Samsung is preparing to release Galaxy S9 / S9 + with Ice Blue, the first gradient color option.
Galaxy S9 is scheduled for November 20th and Galaxy S9 + is scheduled for November 26th.
4. Samsung is Preparing for Galaxy M Series
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Samsung is preparing for Galaxy M series.
Both SM-M205F and SM-M305F are under preparation, and the naming is expected to be Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 respectively.
Galaxy M Series integrates the existing Galaxy J / On / C Series, however the release schedule or other information is not yet verified.
5. OnePlus 6T, U.S Sales
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The OnePlus 6T seems to have sold about 86% more than OnePlus 6 on the first day of U.S sales.
The partnership with T-Mobile was also successful, and it is expected to record sales faster than OnePlus 6, which surpassed 1 million units in 22 days.
Starting November 15th, additional color, “Thunder Purple” will also be on sale.
6. Xiaomi, Black Shark Coming to Europe
Xiaomi’s gaming phone, Black Shark will launch in Europe on November 16th.
The sale price has not been confirmed yet, but it appears to be about $480.
Here is a list of countries to launch.
Austria / Belgium / Bulgaria / Croatia / Cyprus / Czech Republic / Denmark / Estonia / Finland /
France / Germany / Greece / Hungary / Ireland / Italy / Latvia / Lithuania / Luxembourg / Malta /
Netherlands / Poland / Portugal / Romania / Slovakia / Slovenia / Spain / Sweden / UK
7. Xiaomi Start Selling Mi 8 in UK
Xiaomi Mi 8 has started selling in the UK.
Two colors will be available including Black and Blue, and the sales price is 459 (6GB + 64GB) / 489 (6GB + 128GB).
The current Xiaomi’s smartphones being sold in the UK are Pocophone F1 / Mi 8 Pro / Redmi 6A / Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite.
8. Razer, Phone 2 Coming to Market via AT&T
The Razer Phone 2 will be available via AT & T carrier on November 16th.
With a launch price of $800, Razor Phone 2 is available for purchase at $26.67 for 30 months when you join AT & T Next Plan.
9. Huawei, Honor 10 Lite in Preparation
Huawei will launch Honor 10 Lite in China on November 21st.
As the Honor lineup is low, the starting price is expected to be CNY 999 (about $144).