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Galaxy S10: Everything we found out this week

Galaxy S10: Everything we found out this week

Today we're having a peek at everything we learned about the Samsung Galaxy S10 this whole past week. Samsung hasn't yet revealed the device in full - nor in part, really - but we're already deep in the leaks. The earliest this device is going to be revealed is February, and we've already got a pretty OK idea of what it'll be sorta, kinda like. We've got some interesting details on how it'll be unique, that's for sure.

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Samsung just went live with secret Galaxy Note 9 support

Samsung just went live with secret Galaxy Note 9 support

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 confirmations are coming up live, left and right, as the device's reveal event nears. The release of the Galaxy Note 9 - and every device released by Samsung - is heralded by a number of predictable events. One of these is the appearance of support pages in code - and they've just appeared. Now's the time when the Galaxy Note 9 makes its final adjustments before the big dive-bomb.

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Gemini PDA could get a Wear OS powered second screen

Gemini PDA could get a Wear OS powered second screen

Planet Computers' Gemini has already been wooing Psion fans with its clamshell design and finger-friendly keyboard, but now it's looking to fix the absence of an external display. Currently, when closed, the quad-booting PDA uses an array of multicolor LEDs that can flash in different, customizable sequences to flag when certain people are calling, new messages are received, or other notifications come in.

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HTC had a dire June 2018 with sales down almost 68%

HTC had a dire June 2018 with sales down almost 68%

HTC has had its worst sales slump in over two years, with mediocre demand seeing June 2018 sales drop by more than 67-percent year on year. The announcement of a particularly dire month came just a week after HTC confirmed it would cut close to a quarter of its employees worldwide.

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Galaxy S10 may boast fingerprint scanning display, triple camera set up

Galaxy S10 may boast fingerprint scanning display, triple camera set up

The fact that we're quickly approaching the reveal of the Galaxy Note 9 doesn't seem to have slowed the Galaxy S10 rumors. There are a couple of whoppers surfacing today, with one claiming that two Galaxy S10 models will feature some interesting fingerprint scanning technology. The other makes some big claims about the cameras on these new phones, stating that one in particular will offer three different sensors around the back.

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Sluggish Galaxy S9 sales reportedly a drag on Samsung’s Q2 2018

Sluggish Galaxy S9 sales reportedly a drag on Samsung’s Q2 2018

Samsung's Galaxy S9 may have polished off what remaining rough edges its predecessor had, but it hasn't been rewarded with anything more than dismal sales, it's claimed. The South Korean company released its latest earnings guidance this week, predicting Q2 2018 will see around $13.2 billion in operating profit.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch leaks: Apple Watch beware

Samsung Galaxy Watch leaks: Apple Watch beware

Today a leak of data on the upcoming Samsung Gear S4 (aka Galaxy Watch) suggests a top-tier competitor for the hottest devices in the market. Much like the tablet market, Apple seems to have all but crushed the competition in smartwatches.* But with the market set to rise over the next couple of years (in a big way, apparently,) Samsung might be in a prime position to grab some share of the cash. If only they had a winning brand name.

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LG G7 ThinQ Review: sounds better than it looks

LG G7 ThinQ Review: sounds better than it looks

Although it is not exactly in dire straits like, say, HTC, LG has had a rough few quarters. For 2018, it supposedly went back to the drawing board and would be focusing on a few but key premium models. The latter resulted in at least four V series variants in the past 7 or so months while the former gave birth to the LG G7 ThinQ. Billed as the first in the G series to bear its ThinQ brand, LG’s 2018 flagship puts AI front and center. That, however, is hardly its only selling factor and may not even be its biggest strength. We take a deep dive into the LG G7 ThinQ to see if it has enough power to lift LG out of its slump.

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OnePlus makes good on some promises, still working on others

OnePlus makes good on some promises, still working on others

One of the benefits of being a small phone maker, with a comparatively smaller customers base, is that you can move more quickly than giant companies. OnePlus is taking advantage of that agility by holding “Open Ear Forums”, face-to-face meetups with its fans and customers, where it hears their complaints and wishes. Proving that it isn’t just listening to them, the company has just published a list of the promises that it already fulfilled as well as those that they promise are still being worked on.

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Galaxy X, Galaxy S10: here’s when they’re coming

Galaxy X, Galaxy S10: here’s when they’re coming

The Galaxy Note 9’s sudden popularity might be short-lived. Samsung is scheduled to launch its phablet early to offset the Galaxy S9’s weak sales. However, it seems it may have yet another reason to do so: to give it enough time in the market before it gets shoved out of the spotlight. A new rumor has appeared that reveals Samsung’s early 2019 schedule and it looks like even the Galaxy S10 is in danger of being overshadowed by the Galaxy X.

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Pokemon GO is two years old: have some Pikachu and Pichu

Pokemon GO is two years old: have some Pikachu and Pichu

Niantic Labs has been doing AR games (some might debate the use of “AR” there) for quite some time. But while its Ingress had a cult following, its name never really took off until it partnered with The Pokemon Company to bring out Pokemon GO. And the rest, as they say, is history. It’s almost hard to believe that it has been two years since that fateful turn of events and Pokemon GO is now celebrating its birthday with an abundance of the Pokemon that really started it all: Pikachu.

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Bixby live sports scores and news feature arrives [Update]

Bixby live sports scores and news feature arrives [Update]

Samsung's Bixby assistant will soon provide sports scores to users in the United States. The announcement was made by theScore, which reported today that it will be providing game updates through Bixby. The assistant is baked into Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, though many users complain that it still lacks the features necessary to compete with existing alternatives.

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