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Next Samsung Galaxy phone has removable 4500mAh battery

Next Samsung Galaxy phone has removable 4500mAh battery

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover FieldPro is the essential Samsung phone - more so even than the Galaxy S10e ("e" stands for "essential"). The device was introduced this week as a rugged phone made for government agents and first responders, but really, it looks like it'll be the perfect smartphone for someone who wants a perfect blend of "does new stuff" and "it just works." This is probably going to be your baby boomer dad's dream phone.

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Cat S52 is built like a tank but doesn’t look like one

Cat S52 is built like a tank but doesn’t look like one

For those in the industrial sector, the brand Cat is more known for its heavy machinery. In the smartphone sector, it is known for smartphones that are built like tanks and also look the part. Such rugged phones aren't exactly rare these days and they can come from brands like Panasonic or even Samsung. What sets this new Cat S52 apart is that it doesn't immediately strike one as a rugged phone but, instead, calls to mind older, bulkier phone designs.

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Canon IVY REC’s design brilliance is in the clip

Canon IVY REC’s design brilliance is in the clip

The name Canon uses for this camera is the Canon IVY REC Clippable Outdoor Camera, and they say it was "made for adventure." It's got a bunch of features that I wouldn't normally take the time to notice because so many similar cameras flood the market every year. But with this device, Canon did something different. They solidified the industrial design in a way that'll almost certainly make this device's release timeless.

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Casio Pro Trek WSD-F21HR smartwatch adds heart rate monitor

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F21HR smartwatch adds heart rate monitor

The newest smartwatch from Casio carries the same Casio Pro Trek nomenclature of the 2017 device from the same brand. This version of the watch brings updated specifications throughout the hardware, including a new heart rate monitor/optical sensor and new abilities using Google's Wear OS. This device is extremely similar to its predecessor - almost shockingly similar.

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AT&T Galaxy Active leak hints at announcement date

AT&T Galaxy Active leak hints at announcement date

It has been quite a while since Samsung put out a Galaxy Active patterned after its premium flagship. The Galaxy S9 Active, rumored last year, never came to be. With the Galaxy S10 in the market and the Galaxy Note 10 coming soon, it might be time for such a rugged flagship to make its way to the market yet again. For fans of the series, that might just be the case and they might not have to wait long for the the next AT&T Galaxy Active to make its debut.

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Olympus Tough TG-6 boldly goes where no phone even dares

Olympus Tough TG-6 boldly goes where no phone even dares

Smartphones have changed the camera market forever. For one, it put point-and-shoot cameras on notice, forcing camera makers to reevaluate their product lines and businesses. But just as important, it created a new culture and breed of photographers who want to take photos anytime, anywhere, even in places where $800 smartphones would start sweating in fear. Travel photography is the latest trend in the market and the new Olympus Tough TG-6 is ready to tough it out and rise to the challenge.

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Ricoh WG-6 and G900 rugged cameras pack 20MP and LED ring light

Ricoh WG-6 and G900 rugged cameras pack 20MP and LED ring light

Ricoh has a pair of new super-rugged cameras, the WG-6 and G900, focused on those who don't have time or inclination to cosset their hardware. Each gets a 20-megapixel sensor surrounded by an integrated LED ring light, along with onboard GPS and 4K Ultra HD video recording.

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Mobvoi TicWatch E2, S2 launch with TicMotion activity recognition

Mobvoi TicWatch E2, S2 launch with TicMotion activity recognition

There is no shortage of Wear OS smartwatches these days but, not so long ago, Mobvoi made a name for itself by being Google’s entry into the Chinese wearable market. These days, the company is making headlines with Wear OS products that are often half the price of their nearest competition. Announced earlier this month at CES 2019, the TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 are finally available for purchase and its bringing more than just swim monitoring.

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Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 has one disappointing flaw

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 has one disappointing flaw

Premium smartphones these days, especially the more expensive ones, promote all sorts of rugged features, partly to reassure consumers about their rather costly investment. Those, of course, have nothing on actually rugged smartphones designed to be used in places no Galaxy or iPhone would dare go. But some companies claim features that often don't hold up to semi-scientific tests, so JerryRigEverything set out to test if the Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 really does what it claims to do.

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Galaxy S10 pre-release glass tells tale of two new phones

Galaxy S10 pre-release glass tells tale of two new phones

The release date for the Samsung Galaxy S10 is barely upon us and we're already seeing tempered glass for the hardware. This morning's set of leaks utilize a number of photos from South Korea and China of accessories for the next-generation smartphone. It would appear that the Samsung Galaxy S10, in its two standard editions, will likely have a bit of a frontside earpiece speaker for which glass covers will need to make room. Also they've got some massive displays, massive indeed.

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GoPro HERO7 revealed: Three models, all simple, social

GoPro HERO7 revealed: Three models, all simple, social

Three GoPro HERO7 cameras were revealed this morning by the go-anywhere action camera brand. There's the GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, and White to choose from, each of these coming with their own set of specifications, features, and price levels. GoPro upgraded the lot, but their emphasis this round or releases is on simplicity. They're trying to do what works and make what works simple to understand - and subsequently buy.

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Panasonic Toughbook T1, L1 are rugged but stylish

Panasonic Toughbook T1, L1 are rugged but stylish

Rugged smartphones and tablets are nothing new but throughout their history, these niche devices all have one thing in common. They’re built like tanks and often look like one, too. Designed for use in industrial settings, these mobile devices eschew consumer aesthetics for features that will allow them to be used in any kind of condition or weather. Panasonic is now trying to say you don’t have to sacrifice looks too much for that. The new Toughbook FZ-T1 and Toughbook FZ-L1 are just as tough as their older brethren but don’t look half as bad as a smartphone and a tablet.

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