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ZTE Nubia phone has a back-facing screen, but why?

ZTE Nubia phone has a back-facing screen, but why?

The ZTE Nubia Z18S has both a bonkers name and one display up front and another display around the rear. The most common reaction to the first appearance of this smartphone on social networks is simply the word: "why?" Because ZTE decided they needed to snag a headline after so much bad press over the past year? Maybe it had to do with the idea that we've not had a phone like this in a while, and ZTE decided "maybe if we try this same idea again, it'll work different this time!"

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iPhone XR price competes with OnePlus

iPhone XR price competes with OnePlus

Today Apple revealed the iPhone XR, complete with a price that makes it a challenger in a new category. A new category for Apple, that is - unless you count what they'd previously challenged opponents in with elder phones. Instead of simply cutting prices on older phones to fill lower-tier price points, Apple's revealed the iPhone XR.

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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is today’s perfect counterpoint to the Note 9

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is today’s perfect counterpoint to the Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core was revealed today, just as the Galaxy Note 9 went on sale for the first time. This J2 Core smartphone is meant to be the most entry-level point of smartphone for new users in the world, bringing Android in just about the tiniest new touchscreen unit on the market today. It's funny to think that only a few short years ago, a 5-inch display was considered pretty normal. Now it's pretty much too small for most average users.

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2018 iPhone Apple Pencil support tipped as upgrade argument gets clearer

2018 iPhone Apple Pencil support tipped as upgrade argument gets clearer

For quite some time now, rumors have been claiming that Apple will launch three iPhones later this year. That isn't the most wild claim to make considering that Apple did the same thing in 2017, but in any case, the general consensus seems to be that we're getting a repeat of the three-phone line up in 2018. Today, analytics firm TrendForce delivered its predictions for 2018's iPhone line, and once again, we're seeing the claim that there will indeed be three phones for consumers to pick from.

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Kuo: LCD iPhone in September, iPad Pro with Face ID

Kuo: LCD iPhone in September, iPad Pro with Face ID

He may no longer be associated with KGI Securities (now working at TF International Securities), but Ming-Chi Kuo continues to do what he does best: predicting Apple’s next steps Given his track record, plus confirmation from other sources, his word is almost as good as gold. So when he notes that the 2018 LCD iPhone is not only real but also arriving in time for a September launch, you can almost count on it to happen just like that.

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Apple will confuse your wallet in 2018

Apple will confuse your wallet in 2018

Today we're going to make sense of moves predicted for Apple in the year 2018 with special regard for the iPhone X and your wallet. In the year 2017, headlines that dominated Apple's iPhone event of the year centered on the price of the iPhone X. It was surprising to find an iPhone cost more than the top-tier devices of the past several years. In 2018, Apple may appear to pull a fast one with iPhone X and iPhone X Plus, much like they did with the newest version of the iPad.

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Toshiba’s Fire TV Edition hands on: Alexa-smart TV ships today

Toshiba’s Fire TV Edition hands on: Alexa-smart TV ships today

If the Fire TV Cube caught your eye, but your TV itself is due an upgrade, Amazon and Toshiba are hoping their new smart TV collaboration will fit the bill. The Toshiba 4K Ultra HD Smart TV Fire TV Edition may not have an elegant name as it begins shipping today, but as I discovered with an early play, it does a surprisingly smooth job of integrating Amazon's set-top box at an affordable price.

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No LCD iPhone next year and beyond

No LCD iPhone next year and beyond

It seems that the LCD panel market might turn for the worse and it will be Apple to blame. That is, if this recent report from Korean media does come to pass. According to sources, next year's iPhone lineup will be all OLED, removing the odd duck from this year's three iPhones. If so, the smartphone market could see a strong shift towards OLED screens despite their costs, which would spell trouble for LCD makers who are unable to adopt the technology quickly.

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HTC U12 Plus leaked in full

HTC U12 Plus leaked in full

This afternoon the HTC U12+ (or plus, if you prefer) was leaked in full. This device is the largest version yet of HTC's current hero phone lineup. This device has a 6-inch 2880 x 1440 pixel display with a pair of cameras at its back and its front, and a rather simple look to the whole machine.

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LG G7 ThinQ Super Bright Display cranks up the pixels, controls

LG G7 ThinQ Super Bright Display cranks up the pixels, controls

Our smartphones are mostly made up of screens, at least on the front. That's especially true with today's trend of nearly bezel-less displays. So it's only natural that smartphone makers put a great deal of effort into making and promoting their panels. Take for example the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ and its Super Bright Display, promised to be brighter, denser, but also less power-hungry than its predecessor. And, yes, it's an LCD screen.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 is a rugged modern tablet for work

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 is a rugged modern tablet for work

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 was just introduced for the "U.S. Workforce" with a "ruggedized S Pen." The Galaxy Tab Active2 takes things up a notch with high/low temperature and wet environmental protection at the SAME TIME as it has a replaceable, removable battery. This tablet is MIL-STD-810-certified, and you probably can't bust it... unless you try REALLY hard.

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What is MicroLED: 5 key facts about Apple’s secret display tech

What is MicroLED: 5 key facts about Apple’s secret display tech

Apple is making its own displays, but just what is MicroLED and why is it better - and more problematic - than OLED and LCD? The revelation that Apple has been working on replacing another aspect of its problematic supply chain relationship with rivals such as Samsung and LG has sent ripples through the display industry, not to mention reawakened interest one of the more intriguing technologies out there. Question is: why is cracking the MicroLED problem such a big deal?

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