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LG G7 ThinQ now available in the US through Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile

LG G7 ThinQ now available in the US through Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile

The LG G7 ThinQ smartphone is now available to buy in the United States. The phone, which was first unveiled in recent days, promises premium features at a premium price, though it's not available through every carrier. Customers located in the US can get the LG G7 ThinQ now for T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular through various online retailers.

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Notch-less Lenovo Z5 reveal date set

Notch-less Lenovo Z5 reveal date set

If you're not a fan of the notches we're seeing on a lot of flagship phone this year, then you might want to get excited for the Lenovo Z5. The notch's day could be numbered, as Lenovo has been teasing a notch-free and bezel-free phone in the Z5. We haven't seen the Z5 in the flesh yet, but that's all going to change next week.

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Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1 budget Android phones arrive this summer

Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1 budget Android phones arrive this summer

HMD has unveiled the new Nokia 5.1, 3.1, and 2.1 Android smartphone models, the first two of which are Android One devices. The company plans to launch the phones this summer starting with the Nokia 3.1 next month. All three phones fall into the affordable price range, expanding the number of relatively budget-friendly handsets offering a pure Android experience.

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Huawei bootloader unlocking codes are being eliminated

Huawei bootloader unlocking codes are being eliminated

Huawei has announced that it will stop providing bootloader unlock codes for its future devices. The confirmation follows an issue Huawei/Honor handset owners were experiencing earlier this month in accessing the bootloader unlock codes page on the Huawei website. According to the company, it made its decision due to the risk that comes with ROMs.

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BlackBerry Key2 teaser reveals mystery button, dual rear cameras

BlackBerry Key2 teaser reveals mystery button, dual rear cameras

BlackBerry has announced the date for its upcoming BlackBerry Key2 smartphone unveiling. The company wasn't content leaving us in the dark, so it published a short teaser showcasing a few features users can expect. There are dual rear cameras, for example, as well as a physical keyboard. Most interesting, though, is the handset's new mystery button.

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T-Mobile LG G7 ThinQ price is unbelievable

T-Mobile LG G7 ThinQ price is unbelievable

The LG G7 ThinQ is on the horizon, which means that it's time for carriers to begin announcing the deals and promotions they'll offer on the phone. T-Mobile, like it does with a lot of flagship phones, revealed today that it'll be running a buy one, get one free promotion on the LG G7 ThinQ. While we've come to expect such promotions from T-Mobile, the pricing it's given the G7 ThinQ leaves us scratching our heads.

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YouTube HDR support for iPhone X is quietly rolling out

YouTube HDR support for iPhone X is quietly rolling out

YouTube has quietly introduced High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for the iPhone X. Some handset users report being able to view HDR videos using the latest and greatest iPhone model, hinting at a slow rollout that, unfortunately, hasn't made its way to the iPad Pro. Though it's not available to all users at this time, iPhone X users can check whether they have access via the app's "Quality" menu.

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Samsung folding, transparent smartphone patents reveal major details

Samsung folding, transparent smartphone patents reveal major details

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Samsung a patent for a folding smartphone, as well as a transparent display for phones. Illustrations show the phone folding horizontally across the display, resulting in a landscape arrangement for certain usage scenarios. The company also patented a different design that features a phone folding in two different places.

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HTC lines up May reveal for its next flagship phone

HTC lines up May reveal for its next flagship phone

Lately, we've been hearing a lot of rumors about the HTC U12, or U12+. It's gone by both names in various leaks, but thus far, HTC has remained tight-lipped on its plans for a spring flagship. That's all going to change this month, as the company is now lining up a new reveal for the end of May.

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Nokia 6.1 will be available in the US starting May 6

Nokia 6.1 will be available in the US starting May 6

The anticipated Nokia 6.1 will be available to purchase in the United States starting next week, HMD has announced. The handset will be available through the online retailer Amazon and through Best Buy. This model brings more power than its predecessor, as well as a beautiful aluminum design, Android Oreo out of the box, and much more.

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Samsung will preinstall Verizon’s Oath apps on Galaxy S9 under new deal

Samsung will preinstall Verizon’s Oath apps on Galaxy S9 under new deal

Oath, the Verizon subsidiary, has struck a deal with Samsung that involves putting four of its own apps on the maker's mobile devices. The apps will arrive first on Samsung mobile devices in the United States, later expanding to cover the maker's devices in other markets, too. The deal includes a couple Yahoo apps, plus the Go90 video app.

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LG Watch Timepiece Wear OS smartwatch with mechanical clock leaks

LG Watch Timepiece Wear OS smartwatch with mechanical clock leaks

LG is planning to launch a new "hybrid" smartwatch called the LG Watch Timepiece, according to a leak. The wearable will run Google's Wear OS, reportedly having the distinction of being the first watch to run the rebranded system off the shelf. Why the hybrid designation? In addition to its digital nature, the watch will supposedly also feature a mechanical clock.

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