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Cheaper than Pixel 3a! ? SOFTBANK implemented major price cuts for “Pixel 3/3 XL”


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Cheaper than Pixel 3a! ? SOFTBANK implemented major price cuts for “Pixel 3/3 XL”

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The “Biweekly Smartphone News” series, which has been published in the last two weeks, introduces news related to the mobile industry, including smartphones, as well as updated information on smartphones from various companies. In this issue, we will talk about the dramatic price reductions of the “Pixel 3/3 XL” that were carried out after the introduction of the separation plan.

Softbank implements major price cuts for “Pixel 3/3 XL”

On June 14, 2019, SoftBank implemented price reductions for the “Pixel 3” and “Pixel 3 XL.” The “Pixel 3 (64GB)” is priced from 98,400 yen to 57,120 yen, while the 128GB model is priced from 103,680 yen to 64,800 yen. The “Pixel 3 XL (64GB)” costs from 119,520 yen to 67,860 yen, and the 128GB model costs from 131,040 yen to 75,360 yen (both including tax). The new price of the “Pixel 3 (64GB)” is the same as the “Pixel 3a (64GB)”, and the price of the “Pixel 3 XL (64GB)” is 180 yen cheaper than the lower model “Pixel 3a XL”. Note that “half price support” can be applied to these price reductions, so if you change the model to a new terminal two years after purchase, half of the above price will be a real contribution.

It should be noted that this price cut is not a campaign but a constant price revision, and there is no specific deadline. It is said that it will be difficult to discount the old model after the introduction of the separation plan, but the price reduction this time is not so different from the conventional one.

In addition to the AI ​​camera, the “Pixel 3” series was popular for its features such as waterproof/dustproof support and Felica port, but the price was high. This price cut may spark popularity

Product image of Google Pixel 3 64GB SoftBank
  • Google
  • Google Pixel 3 64GB SoftBank
  • Cheapest priceCircle
    (Release date: November 1, 2018)
  • Reduced SoftBank version of Pixel 3

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Product image of Google Pixel 3 128GB SoftBank
  • Google
  • Google Pixel 3 128GB SoftBank
  • Cheapest priceCircle
    (Release date: November 1, 2018)
  • Reduced SoftBank version of Pixel 3

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Product image of Google Pixel 3 XL 64GB SoftBank
  • Google
  • Google Pixel 3 XL 64GB SoftBank
  • Cheapest priceCircle
    (Release date: November 1, 2018)
  • The reduced SoftBank version of the Pixel 3 XL

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Product image of Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB SoftBank
  • Google
  • Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB SoftBank
  • Cheapest priceCircle
    (Release date: November 1, 2018)
  • The reduced SoftBank version of the Pixel 3 XL

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OPPO starts free rental of “R17 Pro” and “AX7” for 2 weeks

OPPO has started a two-week free rental service for SIM-free smartphones “R17 Pro” and “AX7” from June 11, 2019. To rent, you need to go through the following URL.

R17
AX7

The “R17 Pro” and “AX7” are compatible with NTT Docomo, au, and SoftBank nanoSIM cards, and are compatible with platinum bands from other companies.

R17 Pro is a smartphone with display fingerprint authentication and triple camera

R17 Pro is a smartphone with display fingerprint authentication and triple camera

OPPO R17 Pro SIM free product image
  • OPPO
  • OPPO R17 Pro SIM free
  • Cheapest price39,000Circle
    (Release date: December 21, 2018)
  • OPPO’s middle-high smartphone that started free rental for 2 weeks

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OPPO AX7 SIM free product image
  • OPPO
  • OPPO AX7 SIM free
  • Cheapest price16,999Circle
    (Release date: December 14, 2018)
  • OPPO entry smartphone where free rental for 2 weeks began

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KDDI offers free Wi-Fi and 4G LTE on Mt. Fuji only in summer

KDDI will carry out the Free Wi-Fi service “Mt. Fuji Wi-Fi” which has been conducted since 2016 this year. Wi-Fi base stations are installed in each hut on the Fujinomiya route, Subashiri route, Gotemba route, and Yoshida route. The operation period will be roughly from July to early September 2019, according to the business period of each hut.

Note that this Mt. Fuji Wi-Fi is not limited to au users, but is widely available to domestic and overseas climbers. To use it, all you have to do is connect to the SSID “Fujisan_Wi-Fi” and enter your SNS account or email address from your web browser.

A temporary base station for au 4G LTE will also be installed during the period from early July to late August 2019. As a result, the summit of Mt. Fuji, Yoshidaguchi route (mountain hut/mountain trail/mountain trail), Fujinomiyaguchi route (mountain hut/mountain trail/mountain trail), Subashiriguchi route (mountain hut/mountain trail/mountain trail), Gotembaguchi route (mountain hut/mountain hut) The mountaineering exit/path is the LTE call area. Regarding the summit of Mt. Fuji, the area will be gradually expanded from early July to mid-July.

Mt. Fuji Wi-Fi is not only open to au users but also to domestic and overseas climbers.

Mt. Fuji Wi-Fi is not only open to au users but also to domestic and overseas climbers.

“Huawei Service Day Summer Thanksgiving”

Huawei will hold “Huawei Service Day Summer Thanksgiving” from June 21, 2019 to September 20, 2019. It will be carried out at three Huawei customer service centers nationwide and seven Huawei authorized repair shops nationwide, and some services will be provided by courier to users who cannot come to the store.

During the period, Huawei terminal software updates, inspections, and cleaning (for customers only) will be provided free of charge. In addition, to those who request repairs during the period and wish to return the repairs to the home delivery, wearable activity meter “Talk Band B2” will be presented on a first-come-first-served basis, and users who purchased “HUAWEI P30”, “HUAWEI P30 lite” On the other hand, we will provide a free service to attach a screen protection film (if you can not come to the store, mail a protection sheet for free).

More than half of junior high school boys use online games every day

Mobile Social Research Institute, NTT Docomo’s in-house research laboratory, investigated the game usage situation of elementary and junior high school students, and announced the results on June 19, 2019.

According to a questionnaire on the use status of game consoles to parents living in the 1st and 6th prefectures of the Kanto region, the percentage of game consoles, both portable and stationary, was higher by 20 to 30 points for boys than for girls. There was a tendency that more than 60% of boys in elementary and junior high school students used it.

The percentage of children using game consoles connected to the Internet is 54%, which is more than half of all boys in elementary school, high school, and junior high school. The result was higher than the internet usage rate.

Furthermore, when asking elementary and junior high school students themselves about the frequency of using online games on smartphones, mobile phones, tablets, and PCs, the percentage of children who play online games every day was relatively high among boys, reaching 50% among boys and junior high school students. It was On the other hand, only one in four junior high school girls answered, and 60 to 70% of all grades answered that they did not.

It became clear that boys are using the Internet on game consoles and girls are using smartphones etc.

It became clear that boys are using the Internet on game consoles and girls are using smartphones etc.

The use of online games also showed a big difference between men and women. Online games seem to be quite popular among boys

Summary of update information for smartphones and mobile phones

The following is a summary of software update information for smartphones, tablets, and mobile phones that were released between June 6 and June 19, 2019. Excludes items that are regularly updated, such as Google’s Pixel series and Android One series.

NTT Docomo

Security updates and bug fixes
・Galaxy Note9 SC-01L (Samsung)
・Arrows Be3 F-02L (Fujitsu)
・AQUOS R3 SH-04L (Sharp)
・Xperia 1 SO-03L (Sony Mobile)

au

Upgrade to Android 9 Pie
・AQUOS sense SHV40 (Sharp)

Security updates and bug fixes
-Galaxy S10 SCV41 (Samsung)
・Galaxy S10+SCV42 (Samsung)
・Isai V30+ LGV35 (LG)
・HUAWEI nova 2 HWV31 (Huawei)
・AQUOS R3 SHV44 (Sharp)

Softbank

Security updates and bug fixes
・AQUOS zero (sharp)
・Xperia XZ3 (Sony Mobile)

UQ mobile

Security updates and bug fixes
・Nova lite 3 (Huawei)
・P20 lite (Huawei)

SIM free

Upgrade to Android 9 Pie
・Nova lite 2 (Huawei)

Security updates and bug fixes
・P30 lite (Huawei)
・Nova 3 (Huawei)
・MediaPad T5 Wi-Fi model (Huawei)
・MediaPad M5 Pro (Huawei)
・MediaPad M5 Wi-Fi model (Huawei)

Takumi Tanaka (Editor)

Takumi Tanaka (Editor)

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Product image of Google Pixel 3 64GB SoftBank
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  • Google Pixel 3 64GB SoftBank
  • Cheapest priceCircle
    (Release date: November 1, 2018)
  • Reduced SoftBank version of Pixel 3

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  • Google Pixel 3 128GB SoftBank
  • Cheapest priceCircle
    (Release date: November 1, 2018)
  • Reduced SoftBank version of Pixel 3

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Product image of Google Pixel 3 XL 64GB SoftBank
  • Google
  • Google Pixel 3 XL 64GB SoftBank
  • Cheapest priceCircle
    (Release date: November 1, 2018)
  • The reduced SoftBank version of the Pixel 3 XL

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Product image of Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB SoftBank
  • Google
  • Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB SoftBank
  • Cheapest priceCircle
    (Release date: November 1, 2018)
  • The reduced SoftBank version of the Pixel 3 XL

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OPPO R17 Pro SIM free product image
  • OPPO
  • OPPO R17 Pro SIM free
  • Cheapest price39,000Circle
    (Release date: December 21, 2018)
  • OPPO’s middle-high smartphone that started free rental for 2 weeks

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OPPO AX7 SIM free product image
  • OPPO
  • OPPO AX7 SIM free
  • Cheapest price16,999Circle
    (Release date: December 14, 2018)
  • OPPO entry smartphone where free rental for 2 weeks began

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