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Surface Duo 2 could finally have upgrades it needed last year

Surface Duo 2 could finally have upgrades it needed last year

Some say that timing is everything and the Microsoft Surface Duo is perhaps a testament to that. Had it launched a year earlier than it did, some of its lapses wouldn't have been so glaring, especially in the hardware department. Those could be addressed by a Surface Duo 2 and, judging by some job listings, Microsoft might indeed be heading in that direction, though, again, its success will depend on when the Surface Duo 2 will hit the market.

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LG V60 ThinQ 5G in the US gets Android 11 finally

LG V60 ThinQ 5G in the US gets Android 11 finally

Before LG set about re-imagining and rebranding its smartphones, the mouthful that is the LG V60 ThinQ 5G, with a "UW" appended in some cases, landed in the US before all hell broke loose around the world. To some extent, it is the last of its kind, closing a chapter in LG's history. It sadly wasn't that celebrated, thanks to numerous reasons, but now owners of the last "V" phone have another reason to celebrate as it is the first LG phone in the US to get the much-awaited Android 11 update.

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Galaxy Tab S7 Lite 5G specs give weight to its name

Galaxy Tab S7 Lite 5G specs give weight to its name

The tablet market today is mostly dominated by Apple's iPads and only a few Android manufacturers have stuck to that device category through thick and thin. Samsung is arguably the biggest of those, launching a few tablets across different price tiers. Rumor has it that it has at least two more coming soon headed for the mid-range market. One of those may have appeared on a benchmark site showing that the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite 5G might indeed be light in almost every sense.

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T-Mobile Magenta MAX promises unlimited data plan with no small print

T-Mobile Magenta MAX promises unlimited data plan with no small print

T-Mobile has launched a new plan where unlimited actually does mean unlimited, with Magenta MAX promising no caps on 4G or 5G data. It's an unusual move for an industry which had in recent years tended to require plenty of small print to explain just why your "unlimited" service actually had plenty of caveats and limits.

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This is just how bad Huawei’s phone situation apparently is now

This is just how bad Huawei’s phone situation apparently is now

Huawei has reportedly slashed its smartphone production targets for 2021, stung by US sanctions that show no sign of alleviating even with the change in American President. The Chinese behemoth had been on a rising trajectory, both with flagship handsets in the Mate and Pro series and much more affordable fare for the budget market, but the US entity list put a stop to that.

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Apple’s iPhone 6G plan seeks talent for next “key strategic transition”

Apple’s iPhone 6G plan seeks talent for next “key strategic transition”

Apple is already beginning work on the iPhone 6G, adding experts to its staff even as the general consensus puts the next-generation technology almost a decade out from deployment. It comes as after the Cupertino firm faced some criticism for being relatively late in adopting 5G compared to iPhone's Android rivals, having added the tech to the iPhone 12 family late in 2020.

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Google Fi adds more mid-range Motorola phones to its team

Google Fi adds more mid-range Motorola phones to its team

Google would have probably preferred if its users went all-in on its Internet services, mobile network, and phones but it knows it doesn't always get all three. Even those subscribed to its Google Fi service might not be big fans of Google's own Pixel handsets. To be a decent carrier, Google Fi has to offer a few more phones from other brands and it is now expanding its Motorola offering with three new mid-range handsets for every need and budget.

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Galaxy A52 5G leak leaves no spec unturned

Galaxy A52 5G leak leaves no spec unturned

The Galaxy A51 5G was last year's unexpected star in the smartphone market, almost tying with its more expensive cousins from the Galaxy S line due to its price value. Naturally, Samsung wants to repeat that success and repeat it does with two versions of the Galaxy A52. Thanks to this latest leak, however, there will be no surprises for the Galaxy A52, both LTE and 5G models, and they are pretty much the incremental upgrades you would expect from a device that Samsung wants to milk until it's dry.

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Galaxy A52 and A72 might have this high-end feature

Galaxy A52 and A72 might have this high-end feature

Although it's relatively easier to figure out Samsung Galaxy S naming convention, the same can't be said of the Galaxy A series. The company once promised to consolidate its myriad confusing models but ended up just shifting the confusion to the Galaxy A and Galaxy M lines. The Galaxy A51 last year stood out from the rest thanks to its affordable 5G offer and it seems that the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 this year will also leave a mark in a different way.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 5G modem revealed with support for 10 Gigabit speeds

Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 5G modem revealed with support for 10 Gigabit speeds

Qualcomm today announced its fourth-gen 5G modem, the Snapdragon X65 5G. While the X65 offers a number of upgrades over its predecessors, the biggest upgrade is support for 5G speeds up to 10 Gbps. It'll probably be a while before we see mobile carriers actually attain those speeds and offer them consistently, but the name of the game for the X65 seems to be future-proofing for precisely that scenario.

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MediaTek M80 5G modem takes on Qualcomm with mmWave support

MediaTek M80 5G modem takes on Qualcomm with mmWave support

It's hard to argue that Qualcomm's 5G modems dominate the market, not just in phones but also in any computing or networking products that need to support the next-gen network. MediaTek, of course, didn't take that sitting down and has launched its own line of Dimensity mobile application processors or APs to give phone manufacturers another option, prompting Qualcomm to fire back with 5G-capable mid-range processors in the Snapdragon 6-series and even the 4-series. Now MediaTek is making the next move to strike at one area where Qualcomm used to be unchallenged, support for mmWave 5G.

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Motorola Edge S 5G vs OnePlus 9: Upcoming flagships detailed

Motorola Edge S 5G vs OnePlus 9: Upcoming flagships detailed

Lenovo-backed Motorola has a flagship killer in the Chinese market and it could be a global newcomer soon. OnePlus, which started off as flagship killers, is also slated to deliver a high-end smartphone to give the likes of Samsung Galaxy S21 a run for their money. The upcoming flagships - in their own right - Motorola Edge S 5G and OnePlus 9 could debut globally in a short while from now and will present buyers undeniable options - in different price brackets – of course.

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