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iPhone XR Clear Case released at Apple, at last

iPhone XR Clear Case released at Apple, at last

Apple finally released a clear case for the iPhone XR at their stores around the world and online. In the Apple Store online, the iPhone XR Clear Case doesn't look any different from the rest of the similarly-implemented cases for other phones, save that it fits the iPhone XR specifically. This clear case allows the iPhone XR's many color options to shine through, whereas previous other cases blocked the colors almost entirely, making said colors a moot point.

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LG G7 ThinQ Bootloop issue: official statement update

LG G7 ThinQ Bootloop issue: official statement update

This week it became apparent that some LG G7 ThinQ units had a bit of an issue when it came time to restart. It seemed that the LG G7 ThinQ suffered from a sort of issue that'd plagued several LG smartphones in the last several years. While the issue was rare, it seems to have become a sort of time traveler, finding its way into LG smartphones through the ages, bootlooping its way into our hearts and minds for several phone generations.

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Galaxy S10 Plus renders now show a slightly different beast

Galaxy S10 Plus renders now show a slightly different beast

Leaks, being leaks, don’t always get things right. Sometimes, there are conflicting sources. Other times, there are updated pieces of information. And then there are times they still get things wrong all the way to the end. When 91mobiles showed of the usual set off renders for the Galaxy S10+, or Galaxy S10 Plus, it was met with some amount of scrutiny and disbelief. Now its updated its images not just with some corrections but also with a new piece of information.

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Xperia XZ4 could be the first Snapdragon 855 phone

Xperia XZ4 could be the first Snapdragon 855 phone

Sony isn’t exactly known to be fast in adopting the latest in smartphone trends. It has clung to its cold, boxy design for years and, to date, only has one dual camera phone. That might be changing next year with the arrival of the Xperia XZ4, which might be Sony’s most daring ever. Depending on when it does announce it, it could also be one of if not the first smartphones running on the fresh new Snapdragon 855 mobile platform.

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Samsung patents a phone with displays on almost all sides

Samsung patents a phone with displays on almost all sides

Many phone makers these days love to flaunt their bezel-less phones but, in truth, they’re really that bezel-free. Both because of manufacturing limitations and usability considerations, you still have a frame around those full (or notched) screens. Patent filings, however, aren’t really limited by what exists and what’s not yet possible. So it’s not exactly surprising to hear that Samsung has filed one for a phone that has a screen on almost all sides, potentially proving how untenable that design is.

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Samsung 5G Android demo is fast but finicky

Samsung 5G Android demo is fast but finicky

It's hard to make a 5G demo sexy, unless you're the sort of person who gets shivers from watching numbers on speed tests. For all the technological complexity of Samsung's first 5G smartphone demonstration at Qualcomm's Snapdragon Summit 2018, it only really wows if you understand how far we've come.

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New Qualcomm in-display fingerprint sensor is Face ID for your fingertip

New Qualcomm in-display fingerprint sensor is Face ID for your fingertip

Unlocking your smartphone by pressing your fingertip against the touchscreen is about to go mainstream, with Qualcomm revealing its new 3D Sonic Sensor technology. The latest iteration of smartphone security, it puts an ultrasonic scanner right beneath the display glass, in what Qualcomm says is a much more functional and secure way to open your phone than rival biometrics.

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Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta release date: Download out now

Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta release date: Download out now

This week the Samsung beta software gods saw fit to bestow upon the Galaxy Note 9 their first public build for Android Pie and One UI. This is the first time users of the Galaxy Note 9 will have access to a version of the software that's been live on Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus for a few weeks. This version of the software will be available first to the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

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AT&T will carry Samsung’s mystery 5G smartphone too

AT&T will carry Samsung’s mystery 5G smartphone too

Yesterday, Verizon announced that it's working with Samsung to develop a 5G smartphone. Details, obviously, were hard to come by, but both companies said that the phone will be on shelves sometime in the first half of the year. Considering that all four carriers are planning to begin rolling out their mobile 5G networks by the end of this year or early next year, that would make this device one of the first 5G phones on the market.

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Welcome to the 5G wars

Welcome to the 5G wars

5G is here. Almost. Sort-of. That's the message from Qualcomm, which kicked off its annual Snapdragon Summit with an unsurprising focus on how next-generation networks will shape the wireless world as we know it - as well as its own fortunes in the decade ahead.

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iPhone sale promos point toward the Next Big Thing

iPhone sale promos point toward the Next Big Thing

It's been a long time coming - the age of the iPhone discount. Since just a few years ago when we happened upon the first quarter in which the iPhone didn't sell better than it'd sold the same quarter the year before - the mood has been changing. Now that everyone has an iPhone, so to speak, what comes next?

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Galaxy S10 just leaked a whole new design

Galaxy S10 just leaked a whole new design

Both the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus have leaked in a bit way - but as of today, they look very different from what most people might expect. Earlier this year we saw several renderings of the Galaxy S10 with a variety of different front facades. This set of renderings came largely as a result of the Samsung Developers Conference, which showed a number of different sorts of "Infinity Display" made for 2019. What was not expected was that Samsung had a version of their Infinity Display, one they'd not shown at all.

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