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In this episode, we discuss some last minute leaks for the OnePlus 6 smartphone, launch details for Motorola’s G6 and E5 line, and Verizon’s new Visible service.
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The OnePlus 6 leaks in full
- A listing for the OnePlus 6 briefly appeared on Amazon Germany, the post has since been removed
- The posting indicated that the base model version will be priced at 519 euros which is about $620
- The product photos show a small notch at the top and a glass back with vertical camera alignment
- Previous leaks point to the OnePlus 6 featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 or 8 GB of RAM, 64, 128, and possibly 256 GB of storage, and dual 16 + 20 MP rear cameras
- The OnePlus 6 is set to be debuted on Wednesday, May 16 with a possible availability date of Tuesday, May 22
Moto E and G availability
- Motorola is back with another installment to its best ever selling lineup, the Moto G and Moto E. Most versions coming to US, Canada, and international markets
- Moto G6 will be available at through a variety of carriers as well as unlocked at various online retailers
- Moto G6 Play will be sold as prepaid, sold unlocked, and through AT&T as postpaid
- Moto E5 Plus will be available as a prepaid phone and as postpaid through Sprint
- Moto E5 Play will be available as a prepaid phone, as postpaid through Sprint, and via Xfinity Mobile
- The devices range from the $100 price point up to around $300 and will be available near the end of the May 2018
- A new “offshoot service” from Verizon called Visible is promising $40/mo unlimited plans
- There are drawbacks like a capped network download speed of 5Mbps, video streaming capped at 480p, and streaming audio capped at .5Mbps
- Currently, it is both invite only and iPhone only, but Android support is said to be coming soon
- You can pay for the service through credit card, PayPal and Venmo and the service is contract-free meaning you can cancel at any time