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Next Apple event tipped for March with cheap iPhone

Next Apple event tipped for March with cheap iPhone

Apple's next event was tipped today by an anonymous source, suggesting that March 31st is the day to watch. This event will quite likely have the device tentatively titled iPhone 9, which would then be released on April 3, 2020. This event might also release a device called iPhone SE 2 - or, those may be one in the same - in any case, there'll be some sort of new iPhone in the near future.

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Windows 10 RCS messaging is coming – but with a Samsung-sized catch

Windows 10 RCS messaging is coming – but with a Samsung-sized catch

A couple of years ago, Microsoft rolled out an app for Windows 10 called Your Phone. Aiming for deeper integration between PCs and smartphones in a post-Windows Phone age, Your Phone has seen a lot of features added to it since it was first introduced. An upcoming feature may very well one of the biggest yet: Rich Communication Services (RCS) messaging.

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iPhone SE 2 release gets analyst double-down despite coronavirus fears

iPhone SE 2 release gets analyst double-down despite coronavirus fears

Apple's new budget iPhone is still on track for a launch this year, it's predicted, with the iPhone SE 2 - aka the iPhone 9 - still likely to make it to shelves despite the coronavirus outbreak. Numerous Chinese companies have warned that the illness, known officially as COVID-19, is likely to impact production timelines in 2020, given factors like mandatory quarantines.

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Google Pixel 5 release for testing up on AOSP

Google Pixel 5 release for testing up on AOSP

Google Pixel 5 was revealed - for the first time, in text, by a Google developer - in AOSP. AOSP stands for Android Open Source Project, and it represents part of the larger Google/Android equation. Android is currently called an "open source" operating system, and development can be seen in part on the internet with code commits with the Android Open Source Project - that's where the Google Pixel 5 was name-checked today for the first time.

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Leaked TCL expandable screen phone has our attention: Here’s why

Leaked TCL expandable screen phone has our attention: Here’s why

Today a leak of a TCL smartphone prototype shows a bit of what was apparently going to appear at MWC 2020. That's the tech conference that generally happens every year around this time, but was cancelled this year due to concerns over nCoV-2019 / COVID-19 (AKA novel coronavirus). The device you see here was leaked from what CNET's Jessica Dolcourt describes as a "trusted source" - aka this isn't just some fan-made device based on a concept, it's quite likely from a source within TCL (or a TCL-adjacent group).

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Galaxy Z Flip goes on sale, but good luck actually finding one

Galaxy Z Flip goes on sale, but good luck actually finding one

Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip went up for sale today, but good luck trying to find one of the new foldable phones in the US. Announced alongside the Galaxy S20 series earlier this week, the Galaxy Z Flip promises the crowd-wowing flexible OLED of the Galaxy Fold, but at a more attainable price and in a smaller form-factor.

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AR Quick Look update tips next moves for iPhone Pro

AR Quick Look update tips next moves for iPhone Pro

The near-future for the iPhone has a definite AR component to it - much as expected starting several years ago. The update for what Apple calls "Quick Look" in Augmented Reality has finally reached a point at which the placing of objects in the mixed-reality world can be pushed into a purchase. Before now, people were a bit more disconnected from the experience. Now you can see an object on your phone, place it in your world, and immediately tap a BUY button from there.

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Joaquin Phoenix used to promote Joker edition Galaxy Z Flip in Russia

Joaquin Phoenix used to promote Joker edition Galaxy Z Flip in Russia

The folks at Caviar have a new super-expensive super-elite smartphone with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. This device makes use of the two-sided, split backside of the Galaxy Z Flip with a Queen and Joker card pair - one for Harley Quinn, the other for The Joker Himself. What's more, the company's gone ahead and used Joaquin Phoenix and his newly-awarded Academy Award for Best Actor to promote the phone - though we're not quite ready to believe that he or his representatives signed off on said appearance on their webpage as such...

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There’s a weird hole in Samsung’s Galaxy S20 5G line-up: Here’s my theory

There’s a weird hole in Samsung’s Galaxy S20 5G line-up: Here’s my theory

Samsung's big Unpacked 2020 event - and the Galaxy S20 5G family that it revealed - had a glaring hole in it. The S20 5G series are more powerful than any phones Samsung has had before, make 5G the default, and double-down on the camera technology the company insists is the number one reason for smartphone upgrades. Question is - where's the direct iPhone 11 rival?

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iPad Pro 5G release date may join iPhone 11 this October

iPad Pro 5G release date may join iPhone 11 this October

Reports from Taiwan today suggest that the iPhone 5G in late 2020 may be beaten to the punch by an iPad Pro. The 5G-capable modem hardware that'll be included in this next-generation iPad is not yet known. It may be similar to what's predicted for the next-generation iPhone, that being the rumored 5nm-based A14 chips paired with Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modems. That'll supply the next iPhone set with all the 5G your heart could desire, regardless of carrier here in the USA.

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Motorola Razr teardown is full of red flags

Motorola Razr teardown is full of red flags

Motorola's Razr foldable launched a little over a week ago, and you know what that means: it's time for iFixit to tear it down. Attempting a teardown of a foldable device is something that's a bit more complex than a teardown of a more standard smartphone, but regardless, iFixit was determined to get inside this phone and see just how repairable it might be.

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Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro official: 108MP camera and Snapdragon 865

Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro official: 108MP camera and Snapdragon 865

Xiaomi has officially revealed its much-teased Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro smartphones, toting Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 865 chipset and up to a 108-megapixel camera. Each phone packs a 6.67-inch OLED display, running at 2340 x 1080 resolution, and promising a 90 Hz refresh rate.

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