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OPPO F9 teardrop notch up-close hands-on

OPPO F9 teardrop notch up-close hands-on

Here up close and personal with the OPPO F9 we've got a look at what could very well be the next wave in OnePlus smartphone aesthetics. Much like the OPPO phones that came before it, this OPPO F9 has a sleek body and a look that defies the norm ever-so-slightly. In this device is a near full-frontal-coverage display. In this device is a peek into the future for America released first in a brand that rarely reaches our shores.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review: Epic phone, epic price

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review: Epic phone, epic price

Value is subjective, and little illustrates that quite so well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Long the largest physically of the company's smartphones, now the Note family pushes Samsung into a new price bracket, too: like Apple's iPhone X, you're looking at a $1,000 membership fee if you want access to the Note 9's exclusive club. In return, though, you're getting one of the most powerful, full-featured, and at times frustrating Android smartphones around.

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Pokemon GO Raid Legendary Regirock dates and new list

Pokemon GO Raid Legendary Regirock dates and new list

The time for Regirock in Pokemon GO is here! It's time to head down to your local favorite Raid Battle gym and take on the most rockiest of strange Legendary Pokemon from the Hoenn region in Regirock. Yes Regirock, the third in a line of Hoenn-region legendaries is here, ready to rock and roll, and we're gonna let its secrets be know right here, right this minute.

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Dear anyone: Please destroy Google’s Pixel 3 camera

Dear anyone: Please destroy Google’s Pixel 3 camera

It's become painfully clear that Google's most majorly seemingly unbeatable smartphone feature on the Pixel is its camera. Several of the most major names in Android smartphone reviews and publications continue to use their Pixel device well beyond multiple opportunities to use more expensive and more extravagant phones. It's the camera that it would SEEM that nobody else can beat. It may be my imagination, but I feel like this one win is holding Google back.

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The gorgeous Flame Red HTC U12+ is coming to the US

The gorgeous Flame Red HTC U12+ is coming to the US

If the one thing holding you back from buying the HTC U12+ is the color, rejoice: the striking Flame Red U12+ is now up for order in North America. Revealed alongside the Android smartphone back in May, the distinctive red finish has until now only been available in international markets.

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OnePlus 6T release tipped for October as T-Mobile exclusive

OnePlus 6T release tipped for October as T-Mobile exclusive

The OnePlus 6T will launch as a T-Mobile exclusive in the US, according to reports, when the hotly-anticipated Android smartphone arrives later in the year. The deal will be a marked turn-around for OnePlus, which so far has pursued unlocked, SIM-free sales, independent from the carriers.

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Caviar Galaxy Note 9 puts 1 kg gold on its back

Caviar Galaxy Note 9 puts 1 kg gold on its back

Your $1,000 Galaxy Note 9 not premium enough? Fortunately, there are the likes of Russian company Caviar who are more than willing to burn a hole in your bank account. For the right price of course. It’s not a scam. though. and you do get what you pay for. And in the case of the new Galaxy Note 9, you will be paying 60 times as much for the privilege of having 1 kilogram of gold hugging your smartphone’s rear.

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Kirin 980 on Huawei Mate 20 to be world’s first 7nm chip

Kirin 980 on Huawei Mate 20 to be world’s first 7nm chip

Although the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has yet to ship to owners, Huawei is already making sure that consumers know that this is no upgrade. It is trying to play on the phablet’s lack of fancy new features, like triple cameras or a new processor. A ground-breaking upgrade is still coming, it implies, and it won’t take a rocket scientist to conclude that it’s talking about the upcoming Huawei Mate 20. While it probably won’t add a fourth camera to its back, Huawei is going to put the focus, no pun intended, on the Kirin 980, which it will boast to be a world’s first system-on-chip.

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Google updates location tracking policy to reflect actual practice

Google updates location tracking policy to reflect actual practice

Most people take for granted that, almost by default, their smartphones send their location to manufacturers and app developers unless they explicitly say no. Sometimes, however, “no” doesn’t actually always mean no. That’s the rather sticky situation that Google has suddenly found itself in after Associated Press launched an investigation on how the tech giant keeps on tracking your location even after you turn certain settings off. Now Google is updating its policy not to change the feature but to just let people know what it really does.

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Android hearing aid support to welcome more users into its world

Android hearing aid support to welcome more users into its world

Google recently boasted about its more than 2 billion active Android devices in the world. The global population is, of course, much larger than that and a fraction of that total are unable to enjoy the conveniences of modern mobile lifestyles because of one physical disability or another. While tech companies naturally give more focus on their able-bodied customers, they have a responsibility, sometimes even legal duty, to make their products accessible to everyone. Just weeks after launching Android 9 Pie, Google is announcing a new specification for Android designed to deliver high-quality audio to hearing aids.

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Galaxy S10 specs: Cameras on deck

Galaxy S10 specs: Cameras on deck

The camera array for the Samsung Galaxy S10 is this afternoon's subject of leaks from South Korea. It's become apparent that Samsung's plan for the most expensive of its multi-Galaxy-S lineup for 2019 will be delivered with some rather obvious differentiating factors. The most expensive device, that is to say, will have an extra camera on its back.

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Android Messages gets dark mode: here’s how to enable it

Android Messages gets dark mode: here’s how to enable it

A highly requested feature, dark mode, is now available in Android Messages. As with the new YouTube dark mode, Android Messages users can eliminate the bright white background, instead switching to a darker interface that is easier on the eyes over longer periods of time. The new mode is available in Android Messages version 3.5, which brings the same Material Design that recently arrived on Google Phone and Google Contacts.

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