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Joaquin Phoenix used to promote Joker edition Galaxy Z Flip in Russia

Joaquin Phoenix used to promote Joker edition Galaxy Z Flip in Russia

The folks at Caviar have a new super-expensive super-elite smartphone with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. This device makes use of the two-sided, split backside of the Galaxy Z Flip with a Queen and Joker card pair - one for Harley Quinn, the other for The Joker Himself. What's more, the company's gone ahead and used Joaquin Phoenix and his newly-awarded Academy Award for Best Actor to promote the phone - though we're not quite ready to believe that he or his representatives signed off on said appearance on their webpage as such...

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There’s a weird hole in Samsung’s Galaxy S20 5G line-up: Here’s my theory

There’s a weird hole in Samsung’s Galaxy S20 5G line-up: Here’s my theory

Samsung's big Unpacked 2020 event - and the Galaxy S20 5G family that it revealed - had a glaring hole in it. The S20 5G series are more powerful than any phones Samsung has had before, make 5G the default, and double-down on the camera technology the company insists is the number one reason for smartphone upgrades. Question is - where's the direct iPhone 11 rival?

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iPad Pro 5G release date may join iPhone 11 this October

iPad Pro 5G release date may join iPhone 11 this October

Reports from Taiwan today suggest that the iPhone 5G in late 2020 may be beaten to the punch by an iPad Pro. The 5G-capable modem hardware that'll be included in this next-generation iPad is not yet known. It may be similar to what's predicted for the next-generation iPhone, that being the rumored 5nm-based A14 chips paired with Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modems. That'll supply the next iPhone set with all the 5G your heart could desire, regardless of carrier here in the USA.

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Motorola Razr teardown is full of red flags

Motorola Razr teardown is full of red flags

Motorola's Razr foldable launched a little over a week ago, and you know what that means: it's time for iFixit to tear it down. Attempting a teardown of a foldable device is something that's a bit more complex than a teardown of a more standard smartphone, but regardless, iFixit was determined to get inside this phone and see just how repairable it might be.

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Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro official: 108MP camera and Snapdragon 865

Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro official: 108MP camera and Snapdragon 865

Xiaomi has officially revealed its much-teased Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro smartphones, toting Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 865 chipset and up to a 108-megapixel camera. Each phone packs a 6.67-inch OLED display, running at 2340 x 1080 resolution, and promising a 90 Hz refresh rate.

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Samsung, LG to launch “Cloud Top” screens that turn phones into PCs

Samsung, LG to launch “Cloud Top” screens that turn phones into PCs

The idea of using your phone as your one and only computing device for play and work and everything in between still isn't completely dead, even if the only one left playing on that field is Samsung. Google has added such a Desktop Mode to Android 10 but very few OEMs seem to have been interested in using that other than, surprisingly, LG. Word on the street is that these two companies will be capitalizing on that idea and will release "Cloud Top" devices that are practically dumb tablets that connect to the phone and make it into a tablet or desktop.

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Galaxy Z Flip Flex split-screen mode could come to other Android phones

Galaxy Z Flip Flex split-screen mode could come to other Android phones

Smartphone displays are getting larger and larger but aside from making more room for content, there isn't much being done to take advantage of the real estate. When LG debuted the world's first 18:9 phone, it demonstrated how some apps can split their content in half to allow for different actions on each half. Samsung has seemingly taken that idea to the next level with the Galaxy Z Flip's "Flex" mode and now it seems that other Android phones may have the chance to use such a feature in the near future.

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Galaxy S20 Ultra ISOCELL Bright HM1 108MP sensor detailed

Galaxy S20 Ultra ISOCELL Bright HM1 108MP sensor detailed

The Galaxy S20 cat is finally out of the bag and although Samsung had very few surprises left, it did have some details still worth finding out at the very last minute. In particular, you can really only see what the fuss is all about when it comes to the cameras, especially the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Now that the show is over, Samsung is finally letting loose some of the more technical details about one of two new image sensors.

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Major WhatsApp update: 2 billion users reached

Major WhatsApp update: 2 billion users reached

Today WhatsApp announced that "WhatsApp supports more than two billion users around the world." The company suggested that this high water mark was reached today - February 12, 2020, after reaching a similarly major mark in January of 2018. WhatsApp didn't say specifically that they had "monthly users" in this amount, but "supports" this amount as of today. It could be that this 2 billion mark is just total downloads of the app, or amount of users that've sent messages over the last year - but let's explore some other, more solid numbers while we get some confirmation from the WhatsApp crew.

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5G in the USA made simple: Sub-6 vs mmWave

5G in the USA made simple: Sub-6 vs mmWave

Today we're using the Galaxy S20 as a key example in explaining 5G in the USA. We'll be exploring the two main varieties of what's considered 5G mobile data as well as the coverage you can get with carriers in the USA today - and in the near future. This article acts as guide for the most major roll-out of 5G data in the USA, here in the year 2020.

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Emoji Kitchen: Google starts mixing emojis in Android

Emoji Kitchen: Google starts mixing emojis in Android

A new iteration of the Gboard Beta app for Android - made by Google - appeared today with a new concept in the emoji universe. They look like emoji images, but they're stickers. Because they're not emoji, they don't need to be cross-compatible to appear - because they're stickers, everyone who can see images in any app can see these new emoji stickers sent via chat. That includes chatrooms and messaging apps the same!

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Mobile World Congress 2020 cancelled: Coronavirus halts global tech conference [UPDATE]

Mobile World Congress 2020 cancelled: Coronavirus halts global tech conference [UPDATE]

After a wide array of cancellations of attendance from major companies for the worldwide tech conference, Mobile World Congress 2020 was cancelled outright. This was announced by the GSMA just says after a large announcement of enhanced measures made for the safety of all involved by companies still attending. "The GSMA knows that the Coronavirus has created disruption, in particular for exhibitors and attendees from around the world, including the 5-6,000 (5-6%) who have historically attended from China," wrote a GSMA representative. "Our sympathy goes to all those affected."

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