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OnePlus 8 gets highest DisplayMate score before it’s even launched

OnePlus 8 gets highest DisplayMate score before it’s even launched

It has become a tradition for some manufacturers (except Samsung and Apple it seems) to get some benchmarking sites to help hype up a product with their reviews. Often, however, these reviews come after the product gets announced though are definitely some that publish their super early thoughts on Day Zero. DisplayMate is once again bucking that trend by announcing that the OnePlus 8 is its new darling, more than a week before the phone even gets announced.

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Samsung is about to leave LCDs in the dust

Samsung is about to leave LCDs in the dust

It looks like LCDs are on the way out, at least as far as Samsung Display is concerned. The company, which is a subsidiary of Samsung dedicated to making displays for all sorts of devices, has announced plans to phase out LCD production by the end of the year. That's a fairly big shift for Samsung Display, though not an entirely unexpected one as demand for LCDs seems to be falling.

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7.5-inch e-paper display gets both data and power from NFC

7.5-inch e-paper display gets both data and power from NFC

There has been a small but prominent rise in interest in e-paper technologies like E-Ink due to their simplicity, energy-efficiency, and extensibility. Tablets and even phones using this kind of display are no longer unheard of, though rare, and that represents just one innovation in that field. Another, courtesy of a company named "Waveshare" is looking into how digital paper screens can operate without any batteries. All they will need is an NFC receiver.

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MacBook Pro, iMac Pro, other mini-LED products tipped

MacBook Pro, iMac Pro, other mini-LED products tipped

Today a set of new Apple products were tipped for release in the next few months with mini-LED technology inside. Information comes largely from Apple-centric analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who suggests that production of this new set of six devices is not expected to be delayed by COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) over the next couple of years. These products are going to be bright!

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Samsung UTG on the Galaxy Z Flip will be available for other manufacturers

Samsung UTG on the Galaxy Z Flip will be available for other manufacturers

When Samsung launches a new smartphone, it sometimes does more than commercialize a new mobile device. Sometimes, that smartphone also becomes the showcase and demonstration of a new technology that the company will eventually commercialize and sell to other customers. That is the case for many of its displays, from curved edge screens to its different kinds of Infinity cutouts. Now it's also doing the same for the Galaxy Z Flip's foldable display cover window which it will be selling to other OEMs as Samsung UTG.

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JDI announces LCD screens made specifically for VR headsets

JDI announces LCD screens made specifically for VR headsets

Virtual reality head-mounted displays, at least the ones not powered by smartphones, aren't that easy to make, which is partly why dedicated HMDs are far and few in between, not to mention expensive. In addition to the variety of sensors and cameras required for tracking, the displays used in these headsets are often custom made per VR platform. One way to bring down prices and make VR headsets more common is to commoditize the components which is exactly what Japan Display, Inc. or JDI is doing with what may be one of the few mass-produced displays for VR HMDs.

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Leaked TCL expandable screen phone has our attention: Here’s why

Leaked TCL expandable screen phone has our attention: Here’s why

Today a leak of a TCL smartphone prototype shows a bit of what was apparently going to appear at MWC 2020. That's the tech conference that generally happens every year around this time, but was cancelled this year due to concerns over nCoV-2019 / COVID-19 (AKA novel coronavirus). The device you see here was leaked from what CNET's Jessica Dolcourt describes as a "trusted source" - aka this isn't just some fan-made device based on a concept, it's quite likely from a source within TCL (or a TCL-adjacent group).

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Windows 10X dual-screen emulator helps you peek at the Surface Neo future

Windows 10X dual-screen emulator helps you peek at the Surface Neo future

Microsoft released a developer-aimed bit of software that'll allow users to develop apps and test apps with Windows 10X. With the Microsoft Emulator and tools update released today, users can get their hands on an emulator that allows changes between different device postures. According to Microsoft, this is an "early preview of the experience", and the suite will work on 64-bit Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education (and/or Windows Insider Preview build 10.0.19555 or later) right this minute.

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OPPO Find X2 screen confirmed, VP warns about production problems

OPPO Find X2 screen confirmed, VP warns about production problems

Many companies have already announced their absence at MWC 2020 for health reasons but, for organizers GSMA and other companies, the show must go on. That definitely seems to be the case for OPPO who is now hyping up its next flagship, especially its screen. But while it is trying to drum up interest, a company executive is also trying to temper expectations. Because while the OPPO Find X2 might be great and all, it could still face some production capacity problems because of the virus outbreak in China.

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Wacom caught tracking user on drawing tablet [UPDATE]

Wacom caught tracking user on drawing tablet [UPDATE]

In early 2020, an intrepid Wacom drawing tablet user by the name of Robert decided to do some investigative work on his beloved drawing tool. To do this, he employed the help of in-between software - that which allows a user to see what data's being sent from a device to a 3rd-party server via the internet (and vice versa). His findings did not please him.

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Sony reveals pricing details for X800H and X950H 4K TVs

Sony reveals pricing details for X800H and X950H 4K TVs

Like a number of other companies, Sony revealed its 2020 TV lineup at CES last month. Today, Sony revealed pricing for some of those TVs, specifically those in X800H series and the X950H series. These TVs are all 4K HDR sets, complete with support for Android TV.

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Galaxy Z Flip’s lack of 5G means it might be cheap enough to buy

Galaxy Z Flip’s lack of 5G means it might be cheap enough to buy

Today a bit more information on the second Samsung foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Flip leaked, and it's getting a bit strange. Where the first Samsung Galaxy Fold device was $20 short of a full two thousand dollars, the first Galaxy Z Flip could be significantly more... affordable. That's the claim if you're the sort of person that regularly purchases new phones for over $1399 USD.

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