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Samsung’s foldable phone may use some unexpected inspiration

Samsung’s foldable phone may use some unexpected inspiration

Samsung's folding smartphone, the flexible OLED Android handset generally known as the Galaxy X, will use an unusual asymmetric design, insiders claim. The device, which will use a cutting-edge folding OLED panel built by Samsung Display, will try to address demands both for bigger screens and more pocket-friendly phones. However, in the process it'll also address one big issue folding devices can struggle with.

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Samsung Android Go phone leaks (and settles some arguments)

Samsung Android Go phone leaks (and settles some arguments)

Samsung's first Android Go smartphone has been spotted in the wild, confirming that just because a handset runs Google's pared-back OS, that doesn't mean device-makers can't customize it. Android Go - otherwise known as Android Oreo Go Edition - is Google's vision of a platform for more affordable phones, running more frugal versions of apps.

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Galaxy Note 9 S Pen: 4 new features Samsung could add

Galaxy Note 9 S Pen: 4 new features Samsung could add

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 needs to distinguish itself from the rest of the smartphone world, and it seems a new and boosted S Pen is how it will do that. Set to be unveiled in early August, the new Note 9 isn't expected to stray too far from other Android flagships - including, indeed, Samsung's own Galaxy S9+ - across much of its spec sheet. Its pop-out stylus, though, could make all the difference.

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Our Microsoft Andromeda “folding Surface” hopes just got iced

Our Microsoft Andromeda “folding Surface” hopes just got iced

Enthusiasm about the Microsoft Andromeda folding Surface tablet may have been premature, with new whispers suggesting a 2018 release simply isn't going to happen. Chatter around Microsoft's bold new hardware had gained pace over the past few months, with the Windows 10 based device said to be positioned as a disruptor to both the smartphone and laptop segments.

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Apple’s cunning 2018 iPhone plan is getting clearer

Apple’s cunning 2018 iPhone plan is getting clearer

Apple's 2018 iPhone range is expected to include three new models, including a new iPhone X and a larger iPhone X Plus, and a preview video is making it clear just how clever the Cupertino firm is being about it. Although this obviously won't be the first time Apple has announced three new iPhones at one event, it could prove fairly confusing given the typical signifiers addressing "Which is the best iPhone?" won't hold true.

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New iPhone 18W USB-C charger leak has us hopeful

New iPhone 18W USB-C charger leak has us hopeful

Apple may not quite be ready to ditch wired iPhone charging for wireless, but a leaked charger said to be the new in-box accessory does suggest it's finally switching to USB-C. The 2018 iPhone range - expected to consist of three handsets, all of which will have the same "notched" screen design as the current iPhone X - is likely to launch in September this year.

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Microsoft’s folding “Andromeda” Surface leaks again

Microsoft’s folding “Andromeda” Surface leaks again

The much-rumored Microsoft Andromeda dual-screen folding tablet will launch as a "pocketable Surface," according to the latest leak. Andromeda first broke cover amid the rumor mill last year, as a new Windows 10 device that would build on cutting-edge hardware and software development within the company.

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This Note 9 preview spills Samsung’s biggest changes

This Note 9 preview spills Samsung’s biggest changes

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is coming, but early hands-on impressions are spoiling some of the surprises for the hotly-anticipated Android smartphone. Set to make its official debut in New York City in just a few weeks time, the stylus-equipped handset certainly hasn't been short on rumors over the past few months.

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Snapchat Gaming could be Instagram’s next nightmare

Snapchat Gaming could be Instagram’s next nightmare

In the war against other messaging apps (specifically Instagram), Snapchat has recently seen weak user growth numbers. With Instagram rolling out its own versions of popular Snapchat features regularly, Snap is certainly under pressure to make its flagship app stand out. One way it might look to do that could be by launching a new gaming initiative later this year.

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LG V40 reportedly goes off the deep end with five cameras

LG V40 reportedly goes off the deep end with five cameras

LG might have some big plans for the V40, as least as far as the phone's cameras are concerned. The V40 is likely still a while out from release, but a new report today is shedding a lot of light on the device. Specifically, the report claims that the V40 will be outfitted with a whopping five cameras.

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New AirPods case that doubles as wireless iPhone charger tipped

New AirPods case that doubles as wireless iPhone charger tipped

A new Apple AirPods case could act as a portable wireless iPhone charger, a new rumor suggests, allowing the headphones to deliver an impromptu top-up when your smartphone is running low on power. The whispers come as Apple is believed to be busy trying to iron the lingering bugs out of AirPower, its yet-to-be-launched wireless charging pad.

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Apple plots noise-cancelling AirPods and smarter headphones for 2019

Apple plots noise-cancelling AirPods and smarter headphones for 2019

Apple may soon try to target the high-end with its audio devices, as new rumors are claiming that it has a more capable pair of AirPods in the works. Those new AirPods could be joined by a pair of over-the-ear headphones meant to challenge similar devices from Bose and Sennheiser, along with a new version of the company's HomePod. Details are a little spotty at the moment, but we're hearing that these new audio devices could arrive as early as next year.

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