Galaxy S10 is overpriced and won’t sell – prediction

You probably have seen the leaks by now, but we are disappointed. It’s just another camera phone but this time they’ve done a Gillette Mach3 and added loads of unncessary cameras, in a game of one upmanship. Boring.

However, the big takeaway from this render is the combination of a near bezel-less display with a single lens ‘cutout’ front camera which is in-line with Samsung’s new Infinity-O screens. It will sit in the right corner of the display and be merged with the status bar – a concept render of how this will be done can be seen below.

On the back is a new triple camera array with both zoom and super wide-angle lenses joining the main shooter. By contrast, the larger Galaxy S10+ and the still-codenamed Beyond X, will feature dual front cameras and up to four rear cameras.

How confident is Ghostek in its information on the standard S10? To the extent that it is now modelling its cases ahead of finalising mass production. In fact, the case you can see in the image above is the company’s Covert2 slim-line which is already commercially available for the Galaxy and iPhone ranges.

EXPOSED: Mobile Phone Cashback offers are scams

IF YOU haven’t heard by now, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is being offered for sale with a £100 “cashback” offer, also known as a rebate. Too good to be true , many people are wondering what is the catch or if it’s a scam.

How do these things work…? The simple answer is that they rely on people not claiming back the cashback. Remember that you don’t get the cashback instantly, you have to wait for a certain period before you can claim.

Let’s say there are 10,000 people using this Samsung Galaxy S9 offer. If 1 in 3 people forget to claim, then that leaves around 6,660 people left.

From those, let’s say that half of them are ineligible to apply and get rejected. This is normally because the small-print is restrictive – examples include:

  • Applying before the start date for claims
  • Applying after the deadline has closed
  • Not sending Samsung/promoter all of the information requested
  • Not providing proof of purchase or proof of ownership
  • and many more.

So this then leaves about 3,300 out of 10,000 people who successfully claim back the cashback. This is how Samsung and other promoters can afford to run such cashback schemes. And lots of people think they are dodgy.

So are they a scam? Well they are legal. But not very well received by lots of people who often forgot or don’t bother. It is often said that you should not buy something just to get the cashback for these reasons!

Here are OneCompare’s tips:

Read the terms and conditions again. It sounds stupid, but you really must read them over and over again! Read through them until you remember it all clearly and understand the terms fully. If you don’t follow the terms correctly then it will cost you literally hundreds of pounds and only you will be to blame.

Make sure you have everything you need. If the terms and conditions say you need cashback claim vouchers then make sure you have received them. Most companies only give you 7 or 14 days to request missing vouchers, and they’ll regularly allow them to go “missing” where possible. Also, some companies require you have a receipt or dispatch note to send in or a copy of it with each claim. Check this in the terms and conditions and if you need one make sure you have it. If anything is missing don’t hesitate to get in touch with the company!

Remind yourself — Set reminders. Lots of them. Write it in your diary. Add it to your phone’s reminder system. Stick post-it notes everywhere. Add reminders in your email program. Sign up to a reminder service such as www.memotome.com who will send you emails at the necessary time. Whatever it takes.

Keep it all safe. Put all of your documentation, including bills, vouchers, printed terms and conditions, copies of any written communication with the company, etc all together and in a safe place. Don’t forget where they are or allow it all to get spread around the house!



Samsung Galaxy S9 cheaper than the S8 model – true or false?

IT MAY SEEM too good to be true , OneCompare heard a rumour that the S9 model can be had for less (overall) than the S8, even though the S8 is a year older. Costs on the Samsung Galaxy S9 never truly appear to remain still, there is dependably another offer that conveys this gadget down to its most minimal cost yet and these two arrangements indicate exactly how shoddy this lead can get. Spoiler alert…one will make them pay under £500 over a multi year contract.

Because of a twofold risk of a cashback bargain coordinate from Samsung and tumbling duties from Mobiles, you can get your decision of extraordinary esteem S9 bargains. For just £40 forthright (when you use voucher code 10OFF code) and £23 every month you can get the S9 with 3GB of information on O2. That is as of now truly shoddy yet when you incorporate the £100 cashback you can at present get from Samsung (more subtleties on which beneath), it’s out and out a flat out deal.

Insufficient information for you? Or then again perhaps you’re only edgy to get your arrangement on EE. That is no issue since Mobiles likewise has a shoddy S9 offer with triple the information. For £30 forthright (with TechRadar’s selective TECH20 code) and £28 per month you can get the S9 with 9GB of information. What’s more, much the same as with the arrangement above you can drop that £100 cashback to finish everything.

So is it true?

Yes, it is. But you have to be savvy with your purchase and make sure you claim the Samsung cashback. As anyone knows who has tried to claim back money via cashback you have to jump through hoops — if you aren’t the type of person to remember then write it down somewhere!