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Pixel 4 appears in more leaks, camera features detailed

Pixel 4 appears in more leaks, camera features detailed

In just a few hours, the tech world will be flooded by news from a single source. But before Apple takes center stage, there's some time left to squeeze in a few tidbits from its would-be rival. Just like the iPhone 11, the Google Pixel 4 is shaping up to be quite the sensational phone, at least based simply on rumors. Now we have a few more leaks that reinforce what we've heard so far in terms of design but also adds a few more appetizers with regards the Pixel's biggest hardware asset: its camera.

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G to boast 30W wireless charging

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G to boast 30W wireless charging

Most smartphone companies seem to be competing on at least two fronts' displays and cameras, with especially the latter taking center stage in marketing and advertisements. Xiaomi is definitely no outlier but it is also giving due attention to other innovations and features. That includes one thing that few of the major OEMs dare to experiment. In the upcoming Mi 9 Pro 5G, that's the wireless charging that will be the fastest in the market, hopefully, while remaining just as safe.

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iPhone 11 hype doused by Kuo’s last-minute forecast

iPhone 11 hype doused by Kuo’s last-minute forecast

Apple fans are just counting down the hour to the company's big event. Most if not all of the attention will, of course, be on the iPhone 11. Unlike its rival, the Google Pixel 4, the next iPhone is still shrouded in mystery even up to the last minute. If you're worried thee iPhone this year will be too different, then analyst Ming-chi Kuo will have some good news for you. Some, however, might actually consider it bad news that the iPhone 11, based on the picture that Kuo is painting, won't be as exciting as earlier rumored after all.

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Galaxy Fold has optimized apps from Microsoft, Amazon, and Google

Galaxy Fold has optimized apps from Microsoft, Amazon, and Google

Foldable phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and to some extent dual-screen phone like the LG G8X ThinQ push the boundaries of smartphone factors. The downside to such novelty is that the platform and its apps may not exactly be designed to accommodate the new use cases foldable and dual-screen phones open up. That is why, on the day of its launch in South Korea, Samsung is assuring current and would-be owners of its expensive and now rare Galaxy Fold that they won't be left fumbling in the dark with apps that have been updated to take advantage of the new breed of device.

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Samsung on why Galaxy Fold won’t be a software flop

Samsung on why Galaxy Fold won’t be a software flop

Today Samsung released a bit of info on the Samsung Galaxy Fold, suggesting in the process that the release of this device marks the "beginning of a new era in mobile technology." Samsung seemed to want to make it clear that they weren't just releasing another new phone, but a new type of device that'll change the industry. At the same time, Samsung seemed to wish to reassure potential consumers that even though this device is new, the Android ecosystem with which it works is more than just robust - it's been prepared for this device quite specifically.

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Pokemon GO Ultra Bonus Week 2, 3 Rewards, September Gen 5 launch

Pokemon GO Ultra Bonus Week 2, 3 Rewards, September Gen 5 launch

This month Pokemon GO is packed with Ultra Bonus Week event weeks of rewards, starting back on the 2nd. Week 1 started on September 2, 2019, and is set to last until September 9, 2019, at 1PM PDT. By the time you're reading this article, it might already be time to switch! So let's start in on Week 2 right away!

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With Android 10, old data makes your phone smarter

With Android 10, old data makes your phone smarter

Today we're looking at how Android 10 utilizes collected info from phones connected with Google Play to optimize apps on current devices. After the initial shock of Android 10 gestures and the joy of discovering top-tier features like internal audio screen recording, we took a brief look at what lies beneath. Android 10 was released on September 3, 2019, starting with Google Pixel smartphones and moving out from there - right to Essential Phone and others.

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This Apple Event’s big hero: An affordable iPhone

This Apple Event’s big hero: An affordable iPhone

The September 10, 2019 Apple Event won't only be about the iPhone 11, or whatever Apple will call their next smartphone hero. It'll be Apple's next move after one iPhone model out-shipped every other smartphone model in the world for the past year. That model was the iPhone XR.

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Leaked Pixel 4 ad shows why you’ll want its new camera and Soli tech

Leaked Pixel 4 ad shows why you’ll want its new camera and Soli tech

Google probably won't be officially revealing the Pixel 4 for some time yet, but it seems to already have at least one commercial ready to go. Today, a one-minute ad about the Pixel 4 leaked out, giving us a look at some of the features Google considers key to the experience for its latest flagship. It also, of course, shows us the phone in the flesh, with its square camera array being one of the stand-out features.

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iPhone 11 launch marred by accusations of Chinese labor law violations

iPhone 11 launch marred by accusations of Chinese labor law violations

It probably isn't too hard to imagine people scampering whenever a new major product is about to be launched. Everyone from marketing to retail to production are "all hands on deck" to meet deadlines. While that's almost normal in the industry, that doesn't mean they are acceptable. Even worse if they run into violations of laws relating to labor and fair compensation. That is exactly what Apple and assembler Foxconn are now being accused of in China just a day before the iPhone 11 is officially revealed to the world.

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Vivo V17 Pro could come with first dual camera popup

Vivo V17 Pro could come with first dual camera popup

It seems that the popup camera trend isn't going away any time soon. And if Chinese OEMs are to be asked, it can still be taken even further. OPPO shifted the design a bit with the Reno's shark fin popup, including the main camera's LED flash. Now it seems that Vivo will also be taking it a step further by putting two cameras in that popup mechanism facing forward.

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Google Pixel 4 to come in orange, 90Hz screen, camera motion mode

Google Pixel 4 to come in orange, 90Hz screen, camera motion mode

IFA 2019 might be done but the year is far from over for high-end smartphones. Apple is just about to fully reveal its hand this week followed by the embattled Huawei in a few days. And then, of course, there's Google, whose Pixel 4 seems to continue the tradition of being the company's worst kept secret. And to also continue the tradition, details about the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL continue to flow, including a new color option for those who don't like putting skins or cases to let their natural design shine through.

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