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LG Stylo 4 6.2″ phablet with stylus launches as Prime Exclusive

LG Stylo 4 6.2″ phablet with stylus launches as Prime Exclusive

Amazon has expanded its Prime Exclusive smartphone lineup with the LG Stylo 4, a 6.2-inch Android smartphone with its own stylus. As with other Prime Exclusives, Amazon's offering is discounted over the regular price, dropping the rate by fifty bucks to $250 USD. For that price, buyers get a mid-range handset supported by all four major US wireless carriers.

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Samsung gaming smartphone tipped to take on Razer Phone

Samsung gaming smartphone tipped to take on Razer Phone

Samsung is developing an Android gaming smartphone, according to a tipster. The handset will be designed specifically for mobile gaming, joining existing similar products like the Razer Phone and Sony Xperia Play. The leak follows a recent report claiming that Samsung will launch a folding 7-inch smartphone in 2019, one that will, among other things, cater to mobile gamers.

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OnePlus 6 camera boost promised in OxygenOS 5.1.9 release

OnePlus 6 camera boost promised in OxygenOS 5.1.9 release

OnePlus is slowly rolling out OxygenOS 5.1.9 to OnePlus 6 phones, bringing a variety of bug fixes, improvements and new features. This latest update promises better camera performance for the OnePlus 6, including new Google Lens integration for faster access to the service. OnePlus is rolling the update out incrementally over-the-air with the promise of a broader rollout soon.

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Xperia XA2 Plus mid-range phone packs Sony Hi-Res audio

Xperia XA2 Plus mid-range phone packs Sony Hi-Res audio

Sony has taken the wraps off its new Xperia XA2 Plus, a smartphone packing the company's Hi-Res audio technology, as well as an 18:9 display, 4K camera, and more. The company hawks the XA2 Plus as an "entertainment-focused" handset, one that falls within the mid-tier Xperia range. This marks the first time Sony has offered Hi-Res audio in its "super mid-range" Xperia lineup, the company says.

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5TIP: Your phone has features you’re not using (x5)

5TIP: Your phone has features you’re not using (x5)

Your phone can do things you didn't know it was capable of. With the VAST number of features and potential of the computers we all carry with us every day, I can be SURE there are features of which most readers do not take advantage. The following is one of a series of lists of features your phone has that you're not likely rolling with right this minute.

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Bixby live sports scores and news feature arrives [Update]

Bixby live sports scores and news feature arrives [Update]

Samsung's Bixby assistant will soon provide sports scores to users in the United States. The announcement was made by theScore, which reported today that it will be providing game updates through Bixby. The assistant is baked into Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, though many users complain that it still lacks the features necessary to compete with existing alternatives.

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Verizon offers military families cheaper unlimited and prepaid Mastercard

Verizon offers military families cheaper unlimited and prepaid Mastercard

Verizon has some new perks just for military families, the most notable being cheaper unlimited lines to help everyone stay in touch. The carrier announced the new rate today, explaining that families with an active military service member, veteran or similar can get the Verizon Go Unlimited plan for $30/line, depending on the number of lines, with a mix-and-match option.

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T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Android Oreo update arrives

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Android Oreo update arrives

T-Mobile subscribers who are still using the older Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones are receiving a major update today: Android Oreo. We've seen the software update arrive for various Galaxy S7 handset owners throughout this year; the availability has happened slowly but steadily. T-Mobile users are now in the pipeline, some already seeing the nearly 2GB update.

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This phone case deploys protective springs when dropped

This phone case deploys protective springs when dropped

Many smartphone cases promise to protect your phone from drops via shock-absorbing bumpers, but they're only so effective...and depend on your phone falling at the right angle. A newly demonstrated case is different; it protects your phone no matter how it falls due to a set of springs that appear right before impact. Rather than breaking, the phone bounces to safety.

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Unlocked US Galaxy S9, S9+ phones now support FM radio

Unlocked US Galaxy S9, S9+ phones now support FM radio

The unlocked version of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones sold in the United States now support FM radio. The newly accessible feature was made available via the latest software update, enabling anyone to plug in a pair of wired headphones and listen to their local terrestrial radio broadcasts. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets sold through US carriers already support FM radio.

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Nokia 3.1 budget phone preorders arrive in the US

Nokia 3.1 budget phone preorders arrive in the US

The Nokia 3.1, one of three new smartphones HMD announced late last month, is now available to preorder in the United States. You won't get your hands on the phone right away, but preorders have gone live on Amazon with shipping listed as July 2. This budget phone won't break the bank at $159 USD, but is it worth buying at all?

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ASUS ZenFone 5Q mid-range Android Oreo phone now available in US

ASUS ZenFone 5Q mid-range Android Oreo phone now available in US

One of the smartphones ASUS unveiled during Mobile World Congress 2018, the ZenFone Q5, is now available to purchase in the United States. As we previously explained, the Q5 is basically a "Lite" version of the ZenFone 5 model, one sporting a traditional (read: notch-free) design. The phone was announced alongside the ZenFone 5 and 5Z models.

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