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iPhone Xs teardown shows new battery, expanded waterproofing

iPhone Xs teardown shows new battery, expanded waterproofing

The iPhone Xs and Xs Max launch tomorrow, and while we expect a flood of teardown videos to land once the phones are finally out on shelves, the first one was actually published today. This new teardown video gives us an up-close look at the internals of the iPhone Xs, which is likely the model most people will be buying tomorrow. Surprising, however, is the fact that this teardown isn't coming from who you might initially expect.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro fingerprint-on-display knows a new trick

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro fingerprint-on-display knows a new trick

It seems that the smartphone market should look to Chinese OEMs to push the in-display fingerprint sensor technology, a.k.a. fingerprint on display or FOD, forward. While Samsung and Apple may have given up on it or are taking their sweet time, the likes of Vivo and, now, Xiaomi, are not only putting it in their flagships but are also pushing the limits of the technology. Like the new Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro and its “pressure sensitive” FOD that promises the same functionality but with less power drain.

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Galaxy A7 2018 debuts with triple cameras, side fingerprint button

Galaxy A7 2018 debuts with triple cameras, side fingerprint button

DJ Koh wasn’t kidding. Samsung’s mobile business chief shared that the company as pushing new features to its mid-range line first in order to appeal to millennials Now just a month after it launched its Galaxy Note 9 flagship, Samsung has announced the first fruit of that new direction, the 2018 Galaxy A7. And, lo and behold, it is indeed everything we have expected it to be, cameras and all.

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Huawei Mate 20 leaks confirm curved sides

Huawei Mate 20 leaks confirm curved sides

Huawei has been making fun of Samsung and Apple after their respective smartphone announcements and, in little less than a month, we’ll find out if it won’t deserve such mockery as well. Granted, almost everything about the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro have more or less been confirmed leaked or, in the case of the Kirin 980 processor, officially announced. But if you’re still waiting for more, then here are two that show off the smartphone’s very curved and very reflective edges.

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Galaxy Note 9 Bixby update has an alternative to disabling it

Galaxy Note 9 Bixby update has an alternative to disabling it

Samsung’s latest flagships are nearly perfect but they all have one consistent flaw. No, it’s not Bixby per se but the obtrusive Bixby button at the side. Samsung dared to make it impossible to disable that button on the Galaxy Note 9 but, after major backlash, it said it would reconsider. Reconsider it did but not in the way users hoped. The latest update to Bixby doesn’t bring back that option but, instead, offers a way to make it harder to accidentally trigger Bixby in the first place.

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Xperia XZ3 pre-order comes bundled with Xperia Ear Duo

Xperia XZ3 pre-order comes bundled with Xperia Ear Duo

Given the flood surrounding Apple’s new iPhones and the subsequent rollout of iOS 12, it’s easy enough to forget some of the recent flagship phones that came just days before it. Especially when said flagship phone is a Sony. The Xperia XZ3 debuted last month without much fuss or fanfare, typical of Sony, and it is now finally being made available to US consumers. But while the $900 price tag remains, Sony is throwing it in a bundle to at least soften the blow.

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Meizu 16X detailed: Fullscreen metallic ceramic jealousy

Meizu 16X detailed: Fullscreen metallic ceramic jealousy

The Meizu 16X was just revealed in the same price range as the Pocophone F1 and Honor Play (2018). This is a smartphone with extreme chops, especially for its price, giving us another reason to be joyful in the tech news universe. Not only because this phone looks pretty great, but because it's another sign that we're moving out of the BLAH ZONE!

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OnePlus 6T big leaks giveth and taketh away

OnePlus 6T big leaks giveth and taketh away

Today a leak of the backside of the OnePlus 6T shows one previous rendering-based tip to be untrue. It would seem that the OnePlus 6T won't have three cameras on its back, after all. Instead, if we're to believe what's been shared today, the OnePlus 6T will come with two cameras on its back, not unlike its predecessor released earlier this year.

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CAT S60 Review: Hardcore to a fault

CAT S60 Review: Hardcore to a fault

The world's first thermal imaging smartphone is the CAT S60, a device first introduced back in February of 2016. This smartphone is part of a collection of Android-based devices made by the folks at CAT, aka Caterpillar. We've not traditionally reviewed a lot of Android devices this far from their original release date for several reasons, one of which is Android updates.

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iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR battery sizes revealed ahead of launch

iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR battery sizes revealed ahead of launch

Apple's newest batch of iPhones begin launching later this week, and though Apple has revealed most of the specifications for each device, there are still a few that are unknown. Specifically, the spec sheets for the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR don't share any details on RAM amounts or battery sizes, and those a fairly crucial details for people who are comparing and contrasting these phones with competitors. Thankfully, we may not have to wait for launch to learn these specifics, as new regulatory filings spill all of the juicy details.

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Galaxy S9+ with Android Pie: here’s what it will look like

Galaxy S9+ with Android Pie: here’s what it will look like

Having launched before Android Pie did, it’s not really surprising that the Galaxy S9 is still on Android 8.1 Oreo (the Galaxy Note 9 has fewer excuses). And given Samsung’s track record, it’s also unsurprising that it hasn’t been upgraded yet. That said, it’s good to hear that Samsung is actually already working on its Samsung Experience 10 based on Android Pie. Even better, it seems to be well on its way to being stable. Even better than better, Samsung is taking a few visual cues straight from Android Pie itself.

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Pocophone F1 teardown: easy and surprising

Pocophone F1 teardown: easy and surprising

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 is poised to snatch the title of “flagship killer” away from OnePlus. But unlike OnePlus, the Pocophone is unabashedly a budget phone that spreads a lot of plastic around. JerryRigEverything, however, proved that, at least on the outside, the smartphone is just as sturdy as more expensive flagships. Now the popular YouTube channel is opening up the phone that lived to see if it is just as impressive on the inside as it was on the outside.

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