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Galaxy Fold second pre-order to kick off early due to high demand

Galaxy Fold second pre-order to kick off early due to high demand

When Samsung delayed the launch of the Galaxy Fold due to "unforeseen" problems, there were some doubts it would be able to fully recover. For one, the price of the foldable smartphone has already been very prohibitive. For another, it has caused some to doubt the practicality of a foldable device in the first place. Despite those odds, and at least according to Samsung's numbers, demand for the Galaxy Fold has been so high that the company is forced to bump up its second pre-order batch earlier than planned.

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Xiomia Mi 9 Lite is just the Mi CC9 for Europe

Xiomia Mi 9 Lite is just the Mi CC9 for Europe

Xiaomi is the new Samsung, at least as far as flooding the market with smartphones is concerned. Not content with its own Mi brand, it spun off its budget brand Redmi to be its own thing. And then it launched the new youth-oriented CC brand. But, as they say, all things come full circle and, now, Xiaomi is launching a new Mi 9 Lite in Europe which is in truth just a rebranded Mi CC9.

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Motorola launches six Android TVs in India

Motorola launches six Android TVs in India

It seems that some Android makers have found a new market to take their expertise now that the smartphone market has become even more congested. Xiaomi was one of the first to launch an Android TV of its own and OPPO makes no secret that it will be launching its own take later this month exclusively in India. Preempting that, Motorola has just announced not just one but six Android TV sets also for the Indian market.

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Google Stadia on Android TV details leak with 2020 release date

Google Stadia on Android TV details leak with 2020 release date

A leaked slide from Google's Android TV presentation at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam has revealed that the company's recently unveiled Google Stadia platform will be integrated with the company's television platform next year. The slide, which mostly covers other aspects of Google's Android TV plans, reveals that this integration will arrive in 2020 with Android 11 R.

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OnePlus 7T events set: 90Hz screen and surprises

OnePlus 7T events set: 90Hz screen and surprises

This morning the OnePlus 7T was revealed in name with precious few details for an event that'll happen this month. The folks at OnePlus revealed this information about the next-generation device with a few notes on scheduling and the technology that'll be embedded within the smartphone itself. This will be a direct follow-up to the "90 Hz Fluid AMOLED display" of the OnePlus 7 Pro in a device called OnePlus 7T.

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Google event Oct 15 with Pixel 4 on deck

Google event Oct 15 with Pixel 4 on deck

Today the Pixel 4 Google event was confirmed for October 15, 2019. This scheduling and a wide variety of leaks make it a very good bet that the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL will be revealed alongside other Google devices and services. This event's date placement is extremely similar to the last three years of Google events for their Google Pixel smartphone lineup.

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In 2020, Samsung Galaxy S11 will take a new angle

In 2020, Samsung Galaxy S11 will take a new angle

When analyzing the possibilities for Samsung's next generation of Galaxy S and Note devices, you may want to consider readjusting your expectations the year 2020. Not because they'll be bringing anything particularly different for the masses, but because of how Samsung's about to flip their script. It won't be the tech that's changed, it'll be Samsung's message.

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Vivo NEX 3 5G hands-on: a new face on a familiar soul

Vivo NEX 3 5G hands-on: a new face on a familiar soul

Vivo will probably be remembered, or blamed, as the one that started the whole popup camera mania. It didn't exactly catch fire but even larger OEMs like ASUS and Samsung have given it their own spin. Vivo, however, has been pushing the envelope of mobile hardware for years now, from deca-core processors to 8 or even 10 GB of RAM. With the Vivo NEX 3, the company is pooling together all its innovations into a high-end phone that looks both new yet feels familiar at the same time.

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Nokia 7.2 US pre-orders begin at B&H Photo, Best Buy

Nokia 7.2 US pre-orders begin at B&H Photo, Best Buy

At IFA 2019, HMD Global announced a handful of handsets. Undoubtedly, the Nokia 7.2 is the most interesting of its Android batch of smartphones, featuring a mid-range processor paired with a hot new 2019 design. For Nokia fans, it's mostly a done deal and all that's left is for the company to launch in the US. Details of those have yet to be made official but a few retailers have disclosed pre-order details early.

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LG G Pad 5 might be an embarrassing return to the tablet market

LG G Pad 5 might be an embarrassing return to the tablet market

Although the Android tablet market has shrunken considerably, there are still quite a few OEMs making slates. Samsung is perhaps the most prolific among them, followed by Huawei and, to some extent, Amazon with its Fire tablets. LG was once part of that group but has become silent of late. According to leaks, it seems like the G Pad will be making a comeback but, based on that unofficial information, it might be arguable whether LG should have even made such a tablet at all.

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OnePlus 7T leaks paint a complete picture including one sad detail

OnePlus 7T leaks paint a complete picture including one sad detail

With all the high-end phones coming out the past weeks, OnePlus will soon remind consumers that one doesn't necessarily need to spend so much on a premium mobile device. The OnePlus 7T may look like a small step up from the OnePlus 7 but that is to be expected given the company's strategy. But while some might be looking forward to upgrading to the late 2019 models, those in the US will have a bit hard thinking to do since one model won't be available to them.

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Pixel 4’s latest leaks come with one disappointing news

Pixel 4’s latest leaks come with one disappointing news

Another day, another set of leaks for Google's worst-kept secret of 2019. It's probably for the best since fans will have an idea what they're getting into before the day arrives. So far the leaks have been to everyone's expectations, but that doesn't mean there are no disappointing turns. In fact, even in this latest flood of new information, there is one small detail that makes the Pixel 4 look less competitive than this year's late 2019 flagships.

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