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Galaxy S10 might have a fourth sibling

Galaxy S10 might have a fourth sibling

Why have only two when you can get away with three? But why stop at three when you can have four? Even before Apple announced its iPhone Xs trio, but around the time rumors started popping up, Samsung was leaked to also have three Galaxy S10 models in the works. Now it seems that Samsung will actually have four, really three and a half, models, with one bearing what OEMs and carriers are pushing to be the next big thing in the market: 5G.

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Verizon 5G Home Internet service arrives in select cities on October 1

Verizon 5G Home Internet service arrives in select cities on October 1

Verizon has announced plans to launch Verizon 5G Home, which it says is the first ever commercial 5G broadband Internet service, starting next month. The service will have a limited availability initially, with the carrier saying it will first launch 5G Home in parts of LA, Sacramento, Houston, and Indianapolis.

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Verizon’s first 5G cities and this giant phone

Verizon’s first 5G cities and this giant phone

Verizon made their first-ever 5G NR call on a commercial network with a simulated smartphone device. Verizon's most recent test in the 5G space also tipped a hat to its side-news launch of 5G residential broadband service in four US markets. This Verizon 5G news came right on the heels of AT&T's big 5G announcement at AT&T Spark - they'll be expanding in a big way, too.

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These cities get 5G first from AT&T

These cities get 5G first from AT&T

This morning at AT&T Spark, the mobile data company named a bunch of cities to which it planned to bring 5G data speeds. This comes on top of news that AT&T deployed its first mobile 5G cell site and expanded its 5G reach from its first 7 cities to an additional 5, all inside the year 2018. Come 2019, AT&T's reach with 5G will spread to a bunch more cities across the United States.

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Qualcomm’s next-gen 7nm Snapdragon is in the hands of phone-makers

Qualcomm’s next-gen 7nm Snapdragon is in the hands of phone-makers

Qualcomm will shift to a new 7nm system-on-chip design for its next, 5G-capable flagship mobile platform, though the company isn't quite ready to spill the beans completely on what it has planned. The new SoC - which Qualcomm says it expects to be the first 5G-capable mobile platform for premium-tier smartphones and more - is currently sampling to device partners.

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Arm’s 2020 roadmap throws down the gauntlet to Intel in laptops

Arm’s 2020 roadmap throws down the gauntlet to Intel in laptops

Arm is laying down the gauntlet to Intel, revealing a roadmap of chips that it thinks can oust the Core i5 from your laptop. The chip designer is best known for its mobile CPUs, the architecture of which dominates the smartphone chip world. However, Arm also has ambitions to be a player in larger devices.

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Samsung’s Exynos Modem 5100 reveals 5G for future Galaxy models

Samsung’s Exynos Modem 5100 reveals 5G for future Galaxy models

Samsung has revealed its first 5G modem, the Exynos Modem 5100, promising not only compatibility with the new next-generation networks under construction but backward support too. The new modem follows 5G chips from Qualcomm and Intel, all of which are angling to find their way into future smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other hardware.

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No, you don’t want a first-gen 5G smartphone

No, you don’t want a first-gen 5G smartphone

5G smartphones are still months away, but the carriers are already shouting about their fresh new handsets. Sprint joined the 5G hype club today, announcing it’s working with LG on a special device to usher in its fifth-generation cellular network next year. It’s hot on the heels of the Moto Z3, a “5G Ready” phone you can buy today from Verizon… just not with any 5G hardware yet.

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LG and Sprint team on first 5G phone for 2019

LG and Sprint team on first 5G phone for 2019

LG and Sprint will make the carrier's first 5G smartphone, with the new handset expected to debut sometime in 2019. It follows Verizon announcing its first 5G-compatible phone, the Moto Z3, which went on sale this month but won't get its 5G support until next year.

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Moto Z3 Review: Waiting for 5G

Moto Z3 Review: Waiting for 5G

The Moto Z3 is a curious device, mostly because its reason for existing hasn’t been released yet. The Z3 will one day be compatible with the admittedly impressive 5G Moto Mod, a detachable accessory that’s the product of a team up between Verizon, Motorola, and Qualcomm. The problem, and what leaves me scratching my head, is that the 5G mod won’t be available until sometime next year, while the Moto Z3 is launching this month as a Verizon exclusive.

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T-Mobile turned a semi-truck into a futuristic 5G showroom

T-Mobile turned a semi-truck into a futuristic 5G showroom

T-Mobile is getting people hyped for a future where everything is connected by 5G networks. The carrier has installed a showroom demonstrating the technology in a semi-truck trailer, announcing a plan to drive the truck to various US destinations. Once it arrives in their city, residents can check out the showroom to experience the future of wireless tech.

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Moto Z3 hands-on: Getting ready for 5G

Moto Z3 hands-on: Getting ready for 5G

Earlier today in Chicago, Motorola took the stage to announce a phone that is instantly familiar: the Moto Z3. You've seen this phone before, or at least most of it, as it's almost exactly the same as the Moto Z3 Play, which launched back in June. The major difference between the two is yet to come, but when it arrives next year, it will indeed be quite the differentiator.

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