Samsung Galaxy S8 availability and prices leaked

Samsung postponed its Galaxy S8 launch and thus left more time for rumors to thrive. According to latest leaks from an industry insider, the Galaxy S8 will come with camera with Dual ADC, which should in theory enable better color depth. The same insider also revealed availability and prices for the device.

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S8’s CMOS may support Dual ADC.IMX204 support Dual ADC.But S8’s CMOS is not IMX204,I think.BTW,IMX204 is 20MP 1/1.7,it’s not for smartphones

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According to the leakster South Korea and China will get devices with 6GB RAM and not the lesser ones with 4GB. At least the Asian markets have the option to choose between 64GB or 128GB internal storage. The price for the 64GB Galaxy S8 is going to be CNY 6,088 (approx. $885) and the latter will be priced at CNY 6,488 (about $943).

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maybe Chinese and Koran version are only with 6GB RAM,6+64/6+128.that’s why I say a little different.

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Europe and the rest of the world, on the other hand, will also have a third option – a Galaxy S8 with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage that we told you about earlier. Rumors do not say what the pricing will be for such device, but earlier leaks suggested €850.

 

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Skyrocketing memory prices may get worse before getting better

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The price of desktop RAM keeps on going up, and the disappointing trend is expect to continue for a good chunk of 2017.

Right now, the best price you’re going to find for 2 x 8GB desktop DDR4 RAM modules on Newegg is about $73. But if you want something from a larger brand like G.Skill or Corsair, expect to pay more—those 16GB kits are frequently selling for more than $100.

The price increases began around mid-2016, as Newegg Business noted in a blog post in August. PCPartPicker’s memory price trend page indeed shows the cost of all types of RAM surging upward since May or so. The reason at the time was that the big money was in producing DRAM for mobile devices, followed by servers, and then finally desktops.

Since then not much has changed, with mobile device production being so big the demand is outstripping supply. At least that’s the word from DigiTimes. The newspaper spoke with Pei-Ing Lee, president of Nanya Technology, a RAM manufacturer based in Taiwan. Lee told DigiTimes that global RAM supply is still falling just short of demand—a situation Lee doesn’t expect to see improve in the spring.

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By the third quarter (July through September) prices could stabilize, according to Lee. But all that really means is the price will stop going up.

Lee’s view is, of course, only one opinion, but it’s a well informed one, and corresponds to overall trends in RAM pricing. As PC Gamer points out, pricing is seriously rising. A 2 x 8GB kit of G.Skill DDR4-2400 RAM was priced around $75 at Newegg in late November (the cheapest vendor at the time), but that RAM is now hitting $92 at the same outlet, according to PC Part Picker’s pricing history. In mid-December you could’ve picked-up Patriot Viper Elite 2 x 8GB DDR4-2133 RAM for $80, but today that kit would set you back at least $100.

The impact on you at home: If you need to buy RAM for a new system, it appears there’s no real reason to wait as you’ll be paying extra now and possibily paying even more in the coming weeks. Anyone planning a rebuild later in 2017, however, might want to buy their RAM now, as reusing your DDR3 from an older PC may not work.

With the switch to Intel’s Skylake and Kaby Lake processors, modern systems require the newer DDR4 RAM or low-voltage DDR3L memory. On the AMD side, the DDR4-supporting Ryzen is rolling out in the coming weeks.

The price of desktop RAM keeps on going up, and the disappointing trend is expect to continue for a good chunk of 2017.

Right now, the best price you’re going to find for 2 x 8GB desktop DDR4 RAM modules on Newegg is about $73. But if you want something from a larger brand like G.Skill or Corsair, expect to pay more—those 16GB kits are frequently selling for more than $100.

The price increases began around mid-2016, as Newegg Business noted in a blog post in August. PCPartPicker’s memory price trend page indeed shows the cost of all types of RAM surging upward since May or so. The reason at the time was that the big money was in producing DRAM for mobile devices, followed by servers, and then finally desktops.

Since then not much has changed, with mobile device production being so big the demand is outstripping supply. At least that’s the word from DigiTimes. The newspaper spoke with Pei-Ing Lee, president of Nanya Technology, a RAM manufacturer based in Taiwan. Lee told DigiTimes that global RAM supply is still falling just short of demand—a situation Lee doesn’t expect to see improve in the spring.

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By the third quarter (July through September) prices could stabilize, according to Lee. But all that really means is the price will stop going up.

Lee’s view is, of course, only one opinion, but it’s a well informed one, and corresponds to overall trends in RAM pricing. As PC Gamer points out, pricing is seriously rising. A 2 x 8GB kit of G.Skill DDR4-2400 RAM was priced around $75 at Newegg in late November (the cheapest vendor at the time), but that RAM is now hitting $92 at the same outlet, according to PC Part Picker’s pricing history. In mid-December you could’ve picked-up Patriot Viper Elite 2 x 8GB DDR4-2133 RAM for $80, but today that kit would set you back at least $100.

The impact on you at home: If you need to buy RAM for a new system, it appears there’s no real reason to wait as you’ll be paying extra now and possibily paying even more in the coming weeks. Anyone planning a rebuild later in 2017, however, might want to buy their RAM now, as reusing your DDR3 from an older PC may not work.

With the switch to Intel’s Skylake and Kaby Lake processors, modern systems require the newer DDR4 RAM or low-voltage DDR3L memory. On the AMD side, the DDR4-supporting Ryzen is rolling out in the coming weeks.

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Prices of key drugs down 35%

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The drug price regulator has slashed prices of 43 commonly used essential medicines by up to 35%, a move expected to benefit patients suffering from several critical diseases and who need expensive medicines.

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority reduced prices of drugs used in treatment of ailments like diabetes, cancer, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, mental disorders and kidney failure.

Prices have been revised under three different categories. While some new drugs have been brought under price control, the regulator has also further slashed prices of around 30 drugs which were already under price control. The regulator has also allowed a slight increase in prices of two medicines based on review order issued by the pharmaceuticals department.

Companies have been directed to bring down prices of all brands of the notified formulations at the level of the ceiling price. However, medicine brands with an MRP lower than the ceiling cannot upwardly revise their prices.

“The reduction is in the range of 5-35%,” a senior official told TOI. The NPPA issued the order late Friday evening notifying the new price ceilings. Any company not complying with the new price caps and selling medicines above prescribed MRP (maximum retail price) will be liable for a penalty for overcharging consumers under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

The move also assumes significance as it comes in the wake of the latest deliberations by the government to improve ease of doing business for pharmaceutical companies. Some sources had indicated the government is planning to bring in leniency in drug price control as pharmaceutical companies are stifling under pricing regimes.

Since March, NPPA has fixed prices of 540 essential medicines resulting in an effective saving of around Rs 3,000 crore, according to government.

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HTC 10 available now, here are the US and European prices [UPDATED]

Did you see that blur? It was the HTC 10 becoming instantly available – from unofficial to on sale in a blink of an eye. Here are the prices and carrier offers in several countries.

Update: the official websites have been changed and now say it’s a pre-order that will ship in May. You’ve got some extra time to think about it then, we guess.

Note that there’s no storage mentioned so we assume only the 32GB phone is available.

USA

The unlocked phone goes for $700 and is available in Gray and Silver. The phone is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile networks, but you get no subsidy options.

UK

£570 is the cost, no carrier deals. There is a third color – Gold.

Germany

Converting to Old Continent banknotes, the HTC 10 costs €700 in Germany. You can get the phone from O2 on contract (24 months x €30), or SIM-free from Sparhandy or Notebooksbilliger.

France

The currency rate must be different in France, ’cause it’s €750 over there.

Austria, Finland, Italy, Spain

France shouldn’t complain since these countries will have to pay even more – €800. Update:now down to €750.
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