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Sprint $50 Samsung phone screen fix seems to be a true loss leader

Sprint $50 Samsung phone screen fix seems to be a true loss leader

The situation at Sprint at the moment is a bit of a rarity in the smartphone universe - a deal with the potential for no drawback. Sprint has a Samsung screen-fixing program right now in which one phone can have its display fixed for $50 USD. Assuming you've got a broken phone screen and your phone is one of the limited models Sprint's got listed, this would appear to be a genuine no-strings-attached deal... which is honestly a shock.

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New lowest-cost iPhone release date potential: 4G or 5G?

New lowest-cost iPhone release date potential: 4G or 5G?

Today reports linked the next-gen lowest-cost iPhone to a February production schedule for 2020. Per those familiar with Apple's plans, this phone could be released as early as March of 2020. This would put the device's release schedule well ahead of that of the higher-cost more AAA hero phone collection from Apple that generally appears in September.

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To slay Google, Huawei says: “Ads aren’t important to us”

To slay Google, Huawei says: “Ads aren’t important to us”

Huawei held an event in January 2020 in London to tell developers about their strategy for a post-Google smart device ecosystem. Dr. Jaime Gonzalo, Huawei's Europe-based vice president of consumer services, spoke at this special event, suggesting that they'd be building an app ecosystem that's far less focused on "spam" notifications than are Apple and Google.

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Fan-favorite POCO confirms F2, Android 10 update for 2-year-old POCO F1

Fan-favorite POCO confirms F2, Android 10 update for 2-year-old POCO F1

Today the folks at POCO confirmed that they would, indeed, release a second phone in the year 2020. This announcement came shortly after Xiaomi confirmed that POCO would be spun off into its own separate smartphone brand. The original POCO F1, aka Pocophone F1, was released a year and 5 months ago to almost universal acclaim, rolling with surprisingly high-end specifications and a price that seemed suspiciously low. Now they're teasing a second release.

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Galaxy S20 5G release date and price list leaked en masse

Galaxy S20 5G release date and price list leaked en masse

Today we're taking a peek at the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra release dates and pricing for this Spring. This collection was first introduced unofficially a few weeks ago, and given a closer-to-reality set of names here in January of 2020. Officially, Samsung is set to reveal the Samsung Galaxy S20 collection of phones on February 11, 2020, then the release dates and pricing will depend on region.

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Garmin Tactix Delta smartwatch has a kill switch and stealth mode

Garmin Tactix Delta smartwatch has a kill switch and stealth mode

A rugged privacy-centric smartwatch was revealed today: the Garmin Tactix Delta. This Garmin Tactix Delta smartphone was built to military standards MIL-STD-810 and rolls with a domed sapphire lens - and a "diamond-like carbon coated bezel." The key selling point here isn't the materials, but the abilities - stealth mode and a kill switch.

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New Samsung Mobile CEO was key to this classic Galaxy phone pair

New Samsung Mobile CEO was key to this classic Galaxy phone pair

Samsung announced Monday, January 20, 2020, that they'd be making a few switches in leadership. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced that their youngest president (at 51 years of age) Roh Tae-moon would be made the CEO of Samsung Mobile. Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh will still work with Samsung, continuing to lead Samsung IT and Mobile Communications (IM) division.

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Galaxy S20 Ultra leaked as new best 5G phone on Earth

Galaxy S20 Ultra leaked as new best 5G phone on Earth

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G was leaked today as the largest and most extravagant of three different hero phones for the brand in 2020. This collection of phones will include the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra, and will work with 6.2, 6.7, and 6.9-inch displays respectively. If these devices are released with "5G" in their name, they'll be the best advertisements for the next-generation data speed network in the world thus far.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G specs leaked: All 3 options for 2020

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G specs leaked: All 3 options for 2020

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G was leaked today alongside the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G and the previously-leaked Galaxy S20+ 5G. With the specs to which we have access now, we're able to compare all three of Samsung's main hero phones for the first half of the year 2020. The full leaked specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S20 family is ready for your appraisal.

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Cooler Master redesigns thermal paste syringes so parents will chill out

Cooler Master redesigns thermal paste syringes so parents will chill out

Thermal paste, also sometimes called thermal compound or grease, is a common element used when building one's own PC or rehabilitating an old unit. This substance is usually sold in tube-shaped syringes, though it can also be found in small tubs for customers that need larger amounts. Purveyor of thermal paste Cooler Master has announced that it redesigned its own syringes due to concerned parents.

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The iPhone vs Galaxy war forces 5G phones to start cheap

The iPhone vs Galaxy war forces 5G phones to start cheap

Within the next year, there's a good chance you'll want a new iPhone with 5G connectivity. Or a new Samsung Galaxy smartphone with 5G connectivity - or some other brand. Given the brand dominance of those two companies in the smartphone realm, it's statistically sound to suggest that there's a good chance you'll chose a phone from one of those two brands.

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Huawei Mate X 1st-gen foldable appears to break, too

Huawei Mate X 1st-gen foldable appears to break, too

In 2019, Samsung Galaxy Fold early review unit display-breaking issue got a lot of press. Other companies like Huawei seemed to delay their own foldable display-toting devices as a result - better to reinforce in the meantime than to have a first-gen disaster, right? Now, after originally delaying their release from a planned June 2019 to an ultimate November 2019 exclusively in China, the Huawei Mate X's launch is... also not so hot.

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