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The iPhone vs Galaxy war forces 5G phones to start cheap

The iPhone vs Galaxy war forces 5G phones to start cheap

Within the next year, there's a good chance you'll want a new iPhone with 5G connectivity. Or a new Samsung Galaxy smartphone with 5G connectivity - or some other brand. Given the brand dominance of those two companies in the smartphone realm, it's statistically sound to suggest that there's a good chance you'll chose a phone from one of those two brands.

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Huawei Mate X 1st-gen foldable appears to break, too

Huawei Mate X 1st-gen foldable appears to break, too

In 2019, Samsung Galaxy Fold early review unit display-breaking issue got a lot of press. Other companies like Huawei seemed to delay their own foldable display-toting devices as a result - better to reinforce in the meantime than to have a first-gen disaster, right? Now, after originally delaying their release from a planned June 2019 to an ultimate November 2019 exclusively in China, the Huawei Mate X's launch is... also not so hot.

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Pokemon GO maps, scanners, trackers, PokeVision alternatives still active today

Pokemon GO maps, scanners, trackers, PokeVision alternatives still active today

The best way to find new Pokemon in Pokemon GO is to head out and walk - BUT - assuming you live in the proverbial Arctic Tundra here in the winter of 2020, you might be seeking alternatives. You want to keep playing Pokemon GO, you want to keep finding new Pokemon, and you want to keep up with your local teams of Pokemon trainers picking up the latest and the greatest top-tier monsters that only appear rarely. For that, you might want to take a peek at a few Pokemon GO maps, scanners, and/or trackers.

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5G Future Forum means your first 5G phone has global potential

5G Future Forum means your first 5G phone has global potential

Today the "5G Future Forum" was announced for the first time. This is a sort of collaboration, a club, an agreement between brands, made for the future of 5G mobile data connectivity. The primary function of the 5G Future Forum (5GFF) is to "collaborate to develop interoperable 5G specifications across key geographic regions." This could be good news for you, a future user of 5G data on your phone, assuming this group does indeed make global 5G interoperability a reality.

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Nubia Z20 2-sided phone just got a price cut

Nubia Z20 2-sided phone just got a price cut

The folks responsible for making the Nubia Z20 just made clear they'd like to get said phone in as many hands as possible, as soon as possible. To make this a reality, they're cutting the base price of the Nubia Z20 down from its original $550 to a cool $500 (approximate pricing) through their US-based online portal. But why would they do such a thing?

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Huawei P40 leaked renders show off rear and front-facing cameras

Huawei P40 leaked renders show off rear and front-facing cameras

As 2019 came to a close, we saw a number of leaks and reports concerning the upcoming Huawei P40 and its beefed up brother, the P40 Pro. One leaked render showed off the P40 Pro with a quad-rear camera, but if that's a bit too serious for you, then you might find the sight of the standard P40 refreshing. We're seeing the P40 from most angles in a leaked render today, giving us a good idea of what to expect from the phone.

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Does this Galaxy Buds+ feature leak mean AirPods Pro are better?

Does this Galaxy Buds+ feature leak mean AirPods Pro are better?

In February we'll get our first official look at the newest round of Samsung products, one of which will quite likely be the Samsung Galaxy Buds+. This newest pair of wireless earbuds from the Galaxy-centric brand will be the most visible opponent of the latest wireless earbuds from Apple, the AirPods Pro. For those users looking for feature-by-feature parity, today's leak might be sorta bad news.

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Samsung’s first Galaxy phone update for 2020 is here

Samsung’s first Galaxy phone update for 2020 is here

Today we're taking a peek at the first major software update of the year for the Samsung Galaxy smartphone lineup. This update was announced by Samsung as part of the monthly security update program, announced as coming to Galaxy S, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Note, and a variety of Enterprise Models. This is part of the reason why, if you're a Samsung phone user that doesn't normally buy an S or a Note, it might be time to consider a change.*

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The Galaxy S20 must fix these three big S10 flaws

The Galaxy S20 must fix these three big S10 flaws

The Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra need to fix three big flaws present in the Galaxy S10 before launch. It's not easy to pick out major flaws in one of the best-selling smartphone model lines in the history of the smartphone, but even Samsung has the potential to build on the success of their most recent model set in the "S" lineup. Where the S10, S10e, and S10+ failed, the Galaxy S20 can succeed - here's how.

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Pokemon GO Gen 5 update: Unova new way to trade?

Pokemon GO Gen 5 update: Unova new way to trade?

Today we're looking at a number of Gen 5 Pokemon added to Pokemon GO from the Unova region. The Pokemon GO update schedule suggests that we'll be able to find a set of Pokemon in the wild and in Pokemon eggs starting this week. They include Pokemon from the Unova region, originally from the games Pokemon Black and Pokemon White.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G leaks just burst into a flood

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G leaks just burst into a flood

This week the Samsung Galaxy S20 series phones (not Galaxy S11, as previously suspected) were leaked in a big way. The Samsung Galaxy S20 will come in three sizes: 6.2-inch, 6.7-inch, and 6.9-inch. Those will be the S20, the S20+, and the S20 Ultra. The S20 and S20+ are rumored to come in either 4G LTE-only or 5G (including 4G) versions, while the Ultra seems to only be coming with a single vision for the highest-end: 5G only.

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5G OnePlus 8 with 120Hz display: Four reasons we’re excited – and one we’re not

5G OnePlus 8 with 120Hz display: Four reasons we’re excited – and one we’re not

The OnePlus 8 is rumored to have a 120Hz display as well as access to 5G connectivity - are the positives enough to outweigh the potential negative? The display on the OnePlus 8 Pro was tipped to roll with a 240Hz touch refresh rate, too. Why would anyone not want a display such as this? Let's take a peek at what's possible.

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