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Razer Phone 2 listing appears on Amazon ahead of launch

Razer Phone 2 listing appears on Amazon ahead of launch

The Razer Phone 2 has appeared on Amazon's Italy website ahead of its official launch. The listing, which has since been removed, included images of the handset, as well as some details about its new features, including the presence of RGB lighting and wireless charging. The phone is scheduled to be officially unveiled later tonight.

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OnePlus 6T launch event date set for later this month

OnePlus 6T launch event date set for later this month

Whether though rumors or through OnePlus itself, we've learned a lot about the OnePlus 6T over the past several months. It won't be much longer before we'll find out which of those rumors were accurate and which were not, as OnePlus has announced the day that it'll reveal the 6T to the world. The reveal event is happening later this month too, adding to an October that is already packed with device reveals.

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BlackBerry KEY2 LE release: All the preorder details

BlackBerry KEY2 LE release: All the preorder details

The BlackBerry KEY2 LE Android smartphone has launched for preorder in the United States. Buyers can purchase the unlocked handset from Amazon now, reserving a unit ahead of the October 12 official sale start date. Best Buy will also start accepting preorders for the smartphone soon, doing so both online and in some retail stores.

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Redmi Note 6 Pro’s four cameras are not what you expect

Redmi Note 6 Pro’s four cameras are not what you expect

The smartphone market better get its act together and agree on a more standard way to name things. With smartphone makers throwing around terms like pentalens, quad cameras, and the like, you can never be sure what they mean. Take, for example, the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, which boasts of 4 AI cameras. Impressive as it may sound, not all four are found on the same side.

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Google Emergency Location Service for Android arrives in the US

Google Emergency Location Service for Android arrives in the US

Back in 2016, Google announced the launch of Emergency Location Service in Android, a feature that provides 911 call centers with important location data. In the couple years since that introduction, Google has expanded the ELS feature to Android users around the world, brining it to 14 countries. Now the company is back with another update, this one involving T-Mobile and RapidSOS.

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Google Pixel 3 teasers are worth a click

Google Pixel 3 teasers are worth a click

Earlier this month, Google sent out invites for its latest "Made by Google" event. Given recent leaks along with the general timing of this event, we're all expecting Google to debut the Pixel 3 during the show. Today, Google started sharing teasers for the Pixel 3, confirming beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's going to be the main attraction.

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iPhone battery replacement price hike is coming: Here’s what it’ll cost

iPhone battery replacement price hike is coming: Here’s what it’ll cost

Throughout 2018, Apple has been offering out-of-warranty battery replacements at a discount for some iPhone models. The story that got us to this point is actually rather long, and it involves Apple slowing down phones with old, worn out batteries to prevent random crashing. iPhone users naturally didn't take kindly to that remote throttling, so Apple decided to extend an olive branch to them and cut the price of battery replacement for the entirety of 2018.

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iPhone XR revealed: notched LCD, Face ID, and advanced single camera

iPhone XR revealed: notched LCD, Face ID, and advanced single camera

Apple has introduced the iPhone XR, a third model unveiled today during its September event. Joining the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, the new iPhone XR sports a 6.1-inch edge-to-edge LCD notched display, as well as a single rear camera, glass back, IP67 rating, and more. Apple promises a top-tier experience from its new model, including its best single-camera performance to date.

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Project Fi launches LG and Pixel 2 XL deals: up to $899 credit and more

Project Fi launches LG and Pixel 2 XL deals: up to $899 credit and more

Project Fi has a couple new deals for customers looking to upgrade their phone or make the switch from their current service provider. Chief among the deals is a chance to get an LG smartphone with a $300 price reduction, though the MVNO is also offering the Pixel 2 XL smartphone with a $250 discount.

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Apple’s new iPhone 8 repair program replaces faulty logic boards

Apple’s new iPhone 8 repair program replaces faulty logic boards

Apple has quietly launched a new iPhone 8 repair program that will replace faulty logic boards for free. The new option is due to a "very small percentage" of iPhone 8 smartphones that feature logic boards with a "manufacturing defect," according to Apple. These faulty units were sold in multiple countries, including the US, China, and Japan.

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With aptX Adaptive, Qualcomm just supercharged Bluetooth audio

With aptX Adaptive, Qualcomm just supercharged Bluetooth audio

With aptX Adaptive, Qualcomm just gave the otherwise semi-stagnant technology of Bluetooth audio a kick in the pants. Standard Bluetooth audio is encoded at one size, and delivered to speaker devices in the same manner, regardless of the application or situation. With aptX Adaptive, the device sending the sound can encode sound information in a bunch of different sizes, dependent on the environment and sonic requirements of the user.

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Sprint Unlimited Premium plan offers 50GB hotspot data and Amazon Prime

Sprint Unlimited Premium plan offers 50GB hotspot data and Amazon Prime

Sprint is back with a new plan it describes as "VIP platinum-style." The new Unlimited Premium plan builds upon the carrier's two existing unlimited data options, this one including a greater mobile hotspot data allowance, the ability to stream videos in Full HD over 4G, global roaming, and more.

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