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After trying T-Mobile’s new 5G and OnePlus’ 7T Pro 5G McLaren I’m excited and frustrated

After trying T-Mobile’s new 5G and OnePlus’ 7T Pro 5G McLaren I’m excited and frustrated

I've been testing out T-Mobile's new 600MHz 5G network on the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, and if you thought 5G was confusing now, get ready for a whole other level of head-scratching. 600MHz - aka low-band - 5G has a huge advantage in that deployment is relatively straightforward, but as my experience this week with both phone and network has found, not all 5G is created equal.

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Star Wars Galaxy Note 10+ pre-order before Rise of Skywalker release

Star Wars Galaxy Note 10+ pre-order before Rise of Skywalker release

The next Star Wars movie will be released on the 20th of December, and Samsung has a special edition smartphone to sell in celebration. Naturally, Samsung's made the phone available before the release of the film, with a pre-order option starting tonight. Because what better way to celebrate a movie than with a smartphone that'll cost over 100x the cost of a ticket to said movie?

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Pokemon GO code leak tips Hawlucha and/or Pikachu Libre!

Pokemon GO code leak tips Hawlucha and/or Pikachu Libre!

The newest code update for Pokemon GO reveals a few details about the future of the game - starting with the move Flying Press! This is a very special move that only TWO Pokemon have EVER used in the history of the Pokemon franchise. But wait, you might be saying, we aren't even done releasing Generation V (Gen 5 Pokemon from the Unova region, and the game Pokemon Black and White) - how could we already be seeing Pokemon from Gen 6?!

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Netflix ‘will no longer be available on this device’ this week

Netflix ‘will no longer be available on this device’ this week

Today we're taking a peek at a list of devices that won't run Netflix by the end of the year 2019. Earlier literature from Netflix suggested that many of these devices would no longer run Netflix as of December 2, 2019. Some of these devices seem to have a big of lag in the cutting of this proverbial cord - but rest assured, they won't work without some hacking by the end of this month.

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Galaxy Note 10 Lite leak brings back key feature

Galaxy Note 10 Lite leak brings back key feature

As if it'd never been removed in the first place, the headphone jack is back, appearing in the latest major Samsung phone leak. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite appears to share a design language with the device leaked just yesterday with the name Samsung Galaxy A91. Samsung appears to be moving forward with sharper corners, a slightly flatter display panel, and punch-hole displays for front-facing cameras. On the back, a camera array in the shape of a rounded-corner rectangle.

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Pokemon GO Special Box value guide for December 2019

Pokemon GO Special Box value guide for December 2019

We've calculated the value of the Special Box, Ultra Box, and Adventure Box for December of 2019 - the first round. Of course no matter how you slice it, you're going to want to base your values on what items you're seeking, but what we've done here is to cut the items down to the basics, then recalculated the value of each box based on individual items. This should act as a decent Pokemon GO Special, Ultra, and Adventure Box guide for this first part of December 2019.

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Motorola One Hyper: $400 Android 10 phone with a pop-up selfie cam

Motorola One Hyper: $400 Android 10 phone with a pop-up selfie cam

All eyes may be on the new Motorola Razr, but if your budget is more in the sub-$400 range and your focus is high resolution photography - and a pop-up selfie camera - then the Motorola One Hyper might fit the bill. Freshly announced today, the latest addition to Motorola's One series comes with a 64-megapixel camera on the back and an unexpectedly low $399.99 price tag on the box.

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Nokia 9 PureView successor teased for 2020

Nokia 9 PureView successor teased for 2020

The Nokia 9 PureView may have remained a niche phone with its unusual five camera array, but HMD isn't giving up on the concept. Come 2020 the Android phone-maker will be launching a new Nokia PureView phone that uses Qualcomm's freshly-announced Snapdragon 765 chipset, and tapping its power for new camera features.

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Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G offers glimpse of smartphone future

Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G offers glimpse of smartphone future

The first Xiaomi Android 5G smartphone will be launched this month with futuristic features aplenty. The name of the phone is Redmi K30 - that's one of Xiaomi's brands, sort of like how Samsung launches Galaxy smartphones. This smartphone is so important to the company that Redmi General Manager (GM) Lu Weibing confirmed work on the project all the way back in August - after the K20 launched earlier this year. So what's the rush?

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Galaxy Note 9 update today: December 2019 Security Patch

Galaxy Note 9 update today: December 2019 Security Patch

Today the December 2019 update for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 appeared right alongside the same update for the Galaxy Note 10. Almost as if Samsung's realized that releasing an update - any update, really - as often as possible for major-label smartphones results in happy users. In reality, this set of updates is vital for the survival of all privacy-minded individuals using the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, as said updates include patches for a number of code-named security threats.

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Pokemon GO Christmas and New Year: More new Gen 5!

Pokemon GO Christmas and New Year: More new Gen 5!

A set of Pokemon GO holidays are on their way here in December of 2019. That includes not only the events that've already been announced, but the now-annual events that match up with the holiday gift-giving season and New Years Eve! This means Ice-Type Pokemon spawns and the return of the cutest gift-giving Pokemon of all: Delibird... if we're unlucky!*

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2021 iPhone changes could be biggest in Apple’s history

2021 iPhone changes could be biggest in Apple’s history

Today a bit of JPMorgan analysis from Samik Chatterjee suggested 4x new iPhones were on their way for the year 2020 and 2021. These new devices will appear with three different screen sizes next year - then some major changes in under a year after that. There'll be one 5.4-inch model in 2020, two with 6.1-inch displays, and a larger iPhone with a 6.7-inch display. These devices will all - apparently - roll with 5G connectivity.

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