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Samsung offers details on its automotive mmWave 5G telematics control unit

Samsung offers details on its automotive mmWave 5G telematics control unit

Automotive manufacturers are moving towards integrating all sorts of telematics features into vehicles of the future. These features bring baked in high-speed Internet connectivity for streaming data to and from a vehicle. Samsung Electronics introduced the first 5G-ready telematics control unit (TCU) in 2019. Samsung is now talking about its 5G mmWave TCU that will enable new functionality.

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Verizon Nokia 8 V 5G UW brings the brand back to the limelight

Verizon Nokia 8 V 5G UW brings the brand back to the limelight

Nokia's been in a long, strange journey over the past decade. They've gone from the top - the most well-known phone maker around the world - down to (nearly) the bottom. Over the past couple of years, the Nokia brand's been restored, somewhat, to its former glory. Creating phones that run Android at the same time as they create feature phones with limited functionality, Nokia's poised for a bit of a return to the public eye. Verizon may do that.

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iPhone 12 or OnePlus 8T – Where should the money go

iPhone 12 or OnePlus 8T – Where should the money go

Just a day after the launch of iPhone 12 lineup on October 13, OnePlus revealed the sole OnePlus 8T which will complete the Chinese tech company’s lineup for this year, since there is no Pro model for the 8T. Both the phones are going to be available from October 23 and will compete to lure in prospective buyers. The pricing for the two smartphones is neck to neck, while iPhone 12 demands $799 for the base model, OnePlus 8T comes for a slightly lower $749 tag – virtually there is just $50 setting these two devices apart. So, a comparison of the specification and features of these close competitors – the iPhone 12 and OnePlus 8T was imminent.

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iPhone 12 Preorders: Why you should wait

iPhone 12 Preorders: Why you should wait

Today the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro go on sale (on pre-order) with a release date of October 23, 2020. There are plenty of good reasons why you might want to purchase an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro today - maybe you've lost or broken your phone, maybe you've been saving up cash for a while, maybe your parents are ready to buy you your own first phone. But take a moment, right now, and ask yourself: Do I know the difference between an iPhone 12 and an iPhone 11, Xr, or SE (2nd Generation) device? Might it be better to buy something slightly less expensive?

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Google Pixel 5 leaks in full with one tiny surprise

Google Pixel 5 leaks in full with one tiny surprise

This morning the Google Pixel 5 was leaked in a big way. Per the leak, the Google Pixel 5 will be released with a 6-inch OLED display with 2340 x 1080 pixels across its face. With the flexible OLED tech and a 19:5 aspect ratio in play, this device works with a 432 PPI (pixels per inch) display density with a 90Hz image refresh rate. This device also sports HDR and 24 bit color depth.

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Verizon 5G Edge released in two new cities with AWS always-connected computing

Verizon 5G Edge released in two new cities with AWS always-connected computing

This week the folks at Verizon revealed a pair of new cities in which their 5G Edge tech would launch. This system works with AWS, making it the "world's first mobile edge computing platform with AWS." That means it's the first commercially available MEC with AWS cloud services, and it's launching in Boston and the Bay Area.

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Verizon OnePlus 8 5G UW: No pro, mmWave exclusive [UPDATE]

Verizon OnePlus 8 5G UW: No pro, mmWave exclusive [UPDATE]

OnePlus 8 5G UW will be available in multiple configurations from multiple different places - but only ONE will have full access to all sorts of 5G. Most versions will have access to low and mid-band 5G, while the special unique Verzion OnePlus 8 will have access to mmWave 5G. So depending on where you get your OnePlus device, it'll have differing amounts of access to 5G - so be careful!

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This next iPhone 5G magical feature is “nearby” Android and Samsung, too

This next iPhone 5G magical feature is “nearby” Android and Samsung, too

Several companies are developing a feature that, depending on who you ask, requires 5G connectivity for their next phone. This feature takes a few different forms but is, at its core, all about hyperlocal sharing. For Apple it's their newest version of AirDrop, using Ultra Wideband tech with (for example) the iPhone 11 and the U1 chip - they call it "spatial awareness" and it's in the process of being developed (in a slightly different iteration or two) by Samsung for Galaxy phones and by Google for Android phones, too.

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Our biggest iPhone 5G fear is unlikely in 2020 insists analyst

Our biggest iPhone 5G fear is unlikely in 2020 insists analyst

Both sorts of 5G iPhone will be ready for the 2020 season, so insisted top Apple-centric industry and trends analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This is a very similar prediction to one made by this same analyst at the tail end of 2019. Normally a second prediction of such extremely similar content would not be necessary - but for the appearance of alternate predictions that've made their way to headlines over the past couple of weeks.

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iPhone 5G mmWave 1 and 2: Why you needn’t wait

iPhone 5G mmWave 1 and 2: Why you needn’t wait

Today we're looking at a few factors involved in the launch of the first and second generation 5G-enabled iPhones for 2020 and 2021. Apple's not officially stated that they'll absolutely release iPhones in 2020 and/or 2021 with different sorts of 5G, but we've got enough must-do and common sense information now to make some assessments. We begin with a little information about the two major sorts of 5G in the USA (and coming in the near future).

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