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OnePlus Nord is the name, leaking budget phone is the game

OnePlus Nord is the name, leaking budget phone is the game

OnePlus Nord is the name of the budget-friendly smartphone the brand OnePlus has releasing next. This next-generation smartphone line will start with a single model that's not quite revealed in full just yet, but should be soon. Today was a big day in the history of the phone line as the OnePlus crew revealed that it was, indeed, called OnePlus Nord, officially.

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Android app that removes Chinese apps gets massive support in India

Android app that removes Chinese apps gets massive support in India

If the US government is bent on bringing Huawei to its knees through trade laws, India's citizens are taking a different route to show their protest against China. A new app has landed on Google Play Store that singles out apps that originate from China as a response to a call for Indians to boycott software made by Chinese citizens. That call seems to have resounded strongly as the app gathered now over 5 million downloads in just two weeks.

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Samsung yields to Vivo as India’s second-biggest smartphone maker

Samsung yields to Vivo as India’s second-biggest smartphone maker

Many perhaps consider Samsung to be the biggest smartphone company in the world and that may be true, at least on a global scale. When it comes to specific markets, however, Samsung is slowly losing ground. It's really no surprise that it wouldn't be at the top in China but everywhere else is fair game. In India, however, Samsung has not only slipped from being #1 but is no longer #2 even, now that it has lost that spot to yet another Chinese vendor, Vivo.

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New realme 6 brings 90Hz display to $175 phone

New realme 6 brings 90Hz display to $175 phone

The realme 6 and realme 6 Pro were revealed today with lightning-inspired designs and sizeable 90Hz displays for shockingly low prices. How, we'll be asking, are these devices priced so low when features they posesss only otherwise exist on devices with far higher pricetags? Inside these 6.5 and 6.6-inch display-toting machines we find 480-nit brightness, 90Hz image refresh rate, and 120Hz touch refresh rate - that's no joke!

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New $200 Poco X2 looks like Samsung’s best smartphone

New $200 Poco X2 looks like Samsung’s best smartphone

A rising smartphone brand called Poco just revealed a phone called Poco X2, and you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for a Samsung Galaxy S10. Not because it's the same color - it's certainly not - and not because it says SAMSUNG on the back - it doesn't. But with Android inside, several cameras at its back, and a pill-shaped punch-hole full-screen display up front, do you really need to pay 3x the price for a phone from Samsung?

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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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Qualcomm’s three new phone chips skip 5G for a good reason

Qualcomm’s three new phone chips skip 5G for a good reason

There may be a lot of hype trailing the roll out of 5G here in the US, but we're going to be waiting a long time before it becomes the new global standard for mobile internet. With that in mind, today Qualcomm introduced three new mobile processors centered around 4G: the Snapdragon 720G, 662, and 460. While we expect to see these new mobile processors to feature in phones all over the world, it seems that a major area of focus will be India, where Qualcomm says it'll be supporting 4G well into the future.

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NASA plays Where’s Waldo? with India’s crashed Moon lander

NASA plays Where’s Waldo? with India’s crashed Moon lander

You'd think spotting a crashed lander on the surface of the Moon would be easier, but NASA is discovering that the hunt can be trickier than you might expect. Searches for India's Chandrayaan-2 lander, Vikram, have turned up empty-handed so far, with the failed mission so far escaping the high-resolution eye of NASA's lunar satellites.

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India is one of the first countries to ban all electronic cigarettes

India is one of the first countries to ban all electronic cigarettes

India has revealed intentions to ban all electronic cigarettes in the nation, a move said to be made out of concern over public health. Approval of the ban was given by the country's Union Cabinet, according to India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The decision follows confirmation of nearly 400 cases of a severe lung condition impacting people with a history of vaping.

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The Pocophone F1 mystique: Why is this phone still trending?

The Pocophone F1 mystique: Why is this phone still trending?

There's something about the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 that's stuck with users across the internet since launch. This is a relatively inexpensive phone with an alternate name: POCO F1, and a set of specs that make it seem too good to be true. But so what? That sort of thing isn't rare anymore. Is this just a matter of stoking the flames from behind the scenes - is Xiaomi just doing a very good job on a rogue social media mission? Why does this phone still seem so intriguing?

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Flagship iPhone assembly may start in India amid tariff threats

Flagship iPhone assembly may start in India amid tariff threats

Apple's flagship iPhones will no longer be exclusively made in China, insiders claim, as the company looks to bypass the potential impact of President Trump's trade war with the country. The increasingly complex series of tariffs has seen certain products in Apple's range threatened with a 10-percent import penalty, as the US government attempts to force China into negotiations.

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Pocophone F1 Review : POCO makes International midrange shocker [UPDATE]

Pocophone F1 Review : POCO makes International midrange shocker [UPDATE]

Xiaomi's associated company Pocophone made this Pocophone F1 (also known as Poco F1) to tackle emerging markets and companies like OnePlus. What they made was a smartphone with features that defy logic - at least when it comes to a device that costs this little. The Poco F1 is a smartphone that's very, very nice - especially when it comes to its price, in every region in which it's been released. This is a pretty gosh-darned nice phone.

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