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Pixel 3 XL hands-on leak maintains phone’s notoriety

Pixel 3 XL hands-on leak maintains phone’s notoriety

The Pixel 3 XL is perhaps one of the worst leaked smartphones in recent history that it has almost become a joke in tech circles. It has also cast some suspicion on whether Google is intentionally misleading people through what could be the most elaborate and most convoluted pre-launch marketing stunt in the market’s history. With so many leaked photos and even hands-on videos of the smartphone, what’s the harm in having one more? You asked for it, Russia delivers. With love.

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Lenovo Z5 Pro will finally catch up with smartphone trends

Lenovo Z5 Pro will finally catch up with smartphone trends

Just because it already owns Motorola doesn’t mean Lenovo has stopped making its own smartphones. In some markets (really only in China), Motorola’s name means squat while Lenovo’s brand resonates more loudly. Or perhaps it used to before the age of Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, and OnePlus. To prove that it still has what it takes, Lenovo will soon be launching its high-end Lenovo Z5 Pro that will adopt a trendy new design that its compatriots have tried once and then abandoned.

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LG V40 ThinQ teaser sparks some questions

LG V40 ThinQ teaser sparks some questions

Today the folks at LG confirmed the existence of the LG V40 ThinQ, a smartphone with 5 cameras. That's 5 cameras as in 3x on the back and 2x on the front, not all back-facing. This device is expected to come with a P-OLED capacitive touchscreen at 6.4-inches in size and 1440 x 3121 pixels across it.

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OPPO’s next phone could have 10GB of RAM

OPPO’s next phone could have 10GB of RAM

It might not be long until the first phone with 10GB of RAM is on shelves. Though there have already been a couple of manufacturers rumored to be working on 10GB phones of their own, OPPO might beat them to the punch. That's what new regulatory filings suggest at any rate, but unfortunately, the first handset with 10GB of RAM may not be entirely new.

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Facebook uses info you never provided to target you with ads

Facebook uses info you never provided to target you with ads

Facebook today confirmed that it was using private phone numbers to target Facebook users with advertisements. Not just any phone number, but the 2FA (2-factor authorization) phone number you give the company in confidence to further strengthen your Facebook login process. In attempting to keep yourself more securely private, you've just opened yourself up to less privacy.

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New Galaxy Note 9 colors coming to USA

New Galaxy Note 9 colors coming to USA

This week the folks at Samsung revealed two new colors for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, one of which is exclusive to the states. The device was already available in Lavender Purple and Ocean Blue with Yellow S Pen, but now the company's saw fit to bestow upon the USA a pair of less eye-blasting editions. The new versions come in "Midnight Black" (that's black) and "Cloud Silver" (that's silver/gray) - both have the same insides as before.

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Pixel 3 video leak shows features pre-release day

Pixel 3 video leak shows features pre-release day

The Google Pixel 3 had another leak last night, this time in the video realm. The video was actually seen in screenshots a couple weeks ago from a source other than that of the leak today, but now we're getting the full picture. Unfortunate for us, the features shown here aren't particularly new when it comes to Android 9 Pie - not when we're on a Pixel 2. Instead, it's almost as if we're seeing what's already possible on a Pixel 2 XL, but here on a Pixel 3.

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Phones in Octoberfest: what’s coming next month

Phones in Octoberfest: what’s coming next month

The year's major tech events are over but the smartphone show is far from done. In fact, it seems that many of the major OEMs actually skipped them, preferring to have their own stage. Amusingly, they all decided to do it next month, which means it will just be as busy as IFA a few weeks back. So to help you navigate through and schedule the next two to three weeks, here’s our guide to the smartphones that will be making their debut in October.

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Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro leak has everything you need to know

Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro leak has everything you need to know

In just over two weeks, Huawei will try to prove that it has the last laugh of the year. Some might already believe that, give how the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro has been leaked to death by now. But if you need a refresher, Israeli site Girafa has gotten hold of practically all the details, including ones we are hearing for the first time.

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iPhone XS Max teardown reveals how much it cost to build

iPhone XS Max teardown reveals how much it cost to build

Most teardowns are done on smartphones to find out two things. One is the check the components that were used inside the device, sometimes looking for hidden or unannounced features. The other reason for a teardown is to find out how hard or easy it is to repair the smartphone, which is getting harder and harder these days. There is, however, also one other purpose for teardowns related to the first: figuring out how much it cost to make the phone. And in the case of the iPhone XS Max, it’s not that much apparently.

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LG V40 ThinQ official teaser leave little to the imagination

LG V40 ThinQ official teaser leave little to the imagination

So here we go again. With just days to spare before it actually announces the smartphone, LG is dropping hints about the LG V40 ThinQ. But rather than simply hinting at it by announcing some new hardware component or feature, the Korean OEM is now all but revealing the smartphone itself. It’s actually less of a teaser and more of a confirmation. Yes, the LG V40 ThinQ will have five cameras, nothing more and definitely nothing less.

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OnePlus 6T renders show off waterdrop notch, but no headphone jack

OnePlus 6T renders show off waterdrop notch, but no headphone jack

If you believe the word on the street, then we might just be a few weeks away from the reveal of the OnePlus 6T. At this point, we've heard a lot about the phone, both from a variety of leaks and from OnePlus itself. We're going into this reveal with a lot of expectations about how the phone will look and perform, and now a new set of leaked renders seem to confirm a lot of what we've heard.

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