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Samsung 5x zoom camera is ready but probably not for Galaxy Note 10

Samsung 5x zoom camera is ready but probably not for Galaxy Note 10

First it was dual cameras. Then it was bokehs, a.k.a. portrait mode. These days, it seems that the battle over smartphone cameras is moving over to higher level of optical zoom that won't force OEMs to bulk up their phones. Huawei has done it and so has OPPO so it's really no surprise that Samsung, and soon even Apple, are already following suit. The bigger question, however, is whether this 5x optical zoom camera module will debut on the Galaxy Note 10 and the chances of that seem to be a bit slim.

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Honor 20 Pro is just a few marks shy of being DxOMark’s best

Honor 20 Pro is just a few marks shy of being DxOMark’s best

Huawei is having a pretty bittersweet month. It just launched the Huawei P30 series last month but now faces a crisis thanks to a US ban that has at least been temporarily suspended. It's sub-brand Honor launched its own 2019 flagship against that backdrop and the Honor 20 Pro just stole the third spot from the OnePlus 7 Pro on DxoMark's smartphone list. Which would make it a tragedy if sales are severely affected by the economic and political drama surrounding its parent company.

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Huawei ban list and timeline: Google, Microsoft, Android fallout

Huawei ban list and timeline: Google, Microsoft, Android fallout

Today we're going to run down the effective Huawei ban list, the basics in China-based spy fears, and the fallout. This has a little to do with ZTE, a lot to do with China's government, and what might be the worst bout of luck a company ever had (with regard to their native country's timing for a trade war with the United States). But most importantly, we're going to list all the places Huawei's been banned, rejected, or removed in the recent past.

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Adobe Premiere Rush released to Android with these features

Adobe Premiere Rush released to Android with these features

Back in October, Adobe Premiere Rush rolled out to a variety of platforms but left Android out in the cold. At the time, Adobe promised that an Android version of the app would launch at some point in 2019, and today, the company made good on that promise. Adobe Premiere Rush is now available on Google's mobile operating system, but only for a handful of higher-end devices.

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OnePlus 7 feature apps readied for older phones (with fixes)

OnePlus 7 feature apps readied for older phones (with fixes)

Phones like the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 6 will get a new set of features in an update that'll make them more like OnePlus 7. The OnePlus 7/Pro has a set of features like Zen Mode and Screen Recorder that push the already-excellent phone into the "so many features that I'll probably never use them all" zone. That's a good place to be, especially for people that already own a OnePlus phone.

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PS5 guide to leaks and confirmed details before release

PS5 guide to leaks and confirmed details before release

Today we're looking at the Sony PlayStation 5, or PS5, using all the information we've gathered over the last few weeks. Today is a special day in that over the last 24 hours, we've learned more than was leaked over the past couple of months. Today's pack of information should be enough to assist your decision to start saving up cash to buy the PS5 (or to skip it and buy a few more PS4 games instead).

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Leaked Cardinal Red Galaxy S10 might be the best looking Samsung flagship yet

Leaked Cardinal Red Galaxy S10 might be the best looking Samsung flagship yet

Now that the Galaxy S10 has a couple of months of availability under its belt, it's time for Samsung to start tempting the hold outs. Samsung, like a lot of phone manufacturers, likes to release new color variants for its flagship phones after they release, and it seems that the Galaxy S10 will be no different. The next color on deck is definitely a loud one, so if you like making a statement with the phones you use, it might be worth checking out.

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Honor 20 Pro hands on: Spend where it matters

Honor 20 Pro hands on: Spend where it matters

Flagship smartphones will always sell, but it's hard to argue that the real excitement in mobile right now isn't in more affordable phones like the new Honor 20 Pro. Like the Google Pixel 3a and the Samsung Galaxy S10e, the latest device from Huawei's millennially-obsessed brand for Android fans with a tighter budget promises to cherry-pick the components and capabilities that are most important.

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OnePlus 7 Pro Zen Mode, Screen Recording APKs land on older models

OnePlus 7 Pro Zen Mode, Screen Recording APKs land on older models

Almost all Android phone makers, with extremely few exceptions, add some extra features to their flavor of Android. Mostly these are frowned upon by advanced users but some do like the value that those add-ons offer. Some even demand it for their previous gen models. That's what some OnePlus owners want from the OnePlus 7 Pro's Zen Mode and Screen Recording features and while OnePlus did promise it will happen eventually, some have taken matters into their own hands.

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Galaxy Note 10 might vaguely resemble an iPhone XS Max

Galaxy Note 10 might vaguely resemble an iPhone XS Max

With all the focus on Huawei's fate vis-a-vis the US ban, there has been less attention on other phones that are just coming out of the woodwork. Even less on phones that exist only in rumors and speculation. The Galaxy Note 10 belongs in the latter and now that the dust around Huawei has settled down a bit, there is a bit more room to talk about what could be Samsung's oddest Galaxy Note yet in a long time.

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Google Calendar and Google Keep get dark mode on Android

Google Calendar and Google Keep get dark mode on Android

When Google revealed version 2 of its Material Design language, one of the most immediate reactions of users was that it was too white and bright. Never mind how it threatened to sear images onto people's retinas, it seemed almost antithetical to the whole "dark mode" movement that's trying to save batteries and eyes. since then, Google has started updating at least its mobile apps to offer dark themes and the two latest to get that option are Google Calendar and Google Keep.

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Pixel 3a issue: Random shutdown and the fallout

Pixel 3a issue: Random shutdown and the fallout

Several Google Pixel 3a users found themselves at the receiving end of a software issue over the last couple weeks. Users found that their phone will shut down - seemingly at random. The only fix seems to be a hard reset, which apparently does not do the trick for longer than a few hours at a time.

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