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Razer Phone 2 is official, still wants to make gaming phones a thing

  Razer is taking another stab at the gaming market with the aptly named Razer Phone 2, offering unparalleled performance, a high-refresh rate display, and a gamer-y aesthetic in a pretty slick package. This isn’t a major redesign from last year’s phone, but there are a few things worth mentioning. Gaming powerhouse The Razer Phone […]

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Razer Phone 2 hands-on: Closer to flagship

Last year, Razer introduced its first-ever smartphone and, as you might've guessed, it was built for gamers. With a 120Hz screen refresh rate, a gorgeous display and a powerful processor, the Razer Phone was definitely impressive when it came to…
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Your Android phone coming to a Windows 10 mirror soon

Microsoft held an annual October hardware event yesterday to reveal some updates to their product portfolio and share where the company is heading in different areas. One item that raised a few eyebrows is a new app mirroring feature that will make it possible for users to display and work with the apps on their […]

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Facebook used phone numbers from two-factor authentication to target users with ads

It’s pretty rare for Facebook to ever be in the news for a good reason, and this time it’s because the social media/data harvesting company has confessed to using user phone numbers to target people with advertisements. Normally not a huge deal, but in this instance they were using numbers from 2FA systems to send […]

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Huawei hints at a trendy foldable, 5G phone for next year

Huawei knows that two major upcoming trends in smartphones will be folding screens and 5G connectivity, and they want to jump on that bandwagon ASAP. That’s why they’re planning on releasing a phone that does sometime in 2019 in what will certainly be an expensive, mediocre device that will only be worth it to extremely […]

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Samsung may launch new Galaxy phone with four cameras on October 11

October is already an overwhelmingly exciting month already thanks to the upcoming launch events for Google’s Pixel 3 (we gotta hope the leaks left something out, right?) on the 9th, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro on the 16th, LG’s V40 ThinQ on the 3rd, and the prospect of the OnePlus 6T that might just launch on the […]

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Razer Phone 2 leaks, but not much has changed

That image? That’s a leak of the Razer Phone 2, and yeah, we’ll forgive you if you thought it was the original Razer Phone. It looks identical. This leak seems to suggest that Razer was pretty happy with their smartphone design and they’d rather work on adjusting performance and internals instead of changing things for […]

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From the weekend: This is one of the best deals we’ve ever seen on the Essential Phone

Okay, we’re probably never going to see another Essential Phone, but that doesn’t change the fact that the current PH-1 model is a fantastic device, especially if you can get it for a good price. And right now Essential is offering a pretty slick deal on a phone bundle that you just might want to […]

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Samsung looks to foldable OLEDs as phone sales slow down

As expected, Samsung's Q2 2018 earnings report shows that operating profit is still up from last year and net profit for the same periods came in 0.1 percent lower as growth is slowing. While its memory chip and processor businesses remain strong, th…
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[Deal] Get the 360-Degree 4K Camera Module for the Essential Phone for just $19

In the midst of Amazon Prime Day, Essential decided to run what could only be called a fire sale on its Essential Phone, or PH-1 if you prefer, by dropping the price all the way down to just $ 250. That was undoubtedly a mega price for a handset sporting similar specifications as the Pixel 2 […]

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Light’s multi-lens camera tech is coming to a phone

A couple of years ago, Light launched its L16 camera, a "multi-aperture computational camera" that features 16 lenses. Ten or more of them capture an image simultaneously but at different focal lengths and the camera then combines those separate imag…
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Samsung’s foldable phone to take big bite out of buyer wallets

Samsung has been working for a long time to bring device to market that has a foldable display. Throughout the years we have spotted patent applications showing different ways a folding display could be used in a smartphone and rumors occasionally pop up regarding Samsung’s work on the product. That long, slow effort is expected […]

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US deal saves Chinese phone maker ZTE from total ruin

Everyone remembers when the rug was pulled out from under Huawei’s feet the day before they planned to announce a partnership with AT&T to sell the new Mate 10 Pro. It was the talk of CES 2018 and the result of the US government’s claim that the Chinese company was a threat to national security. […]

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Andy Rubin’s done, and don’t expect an Essential Phone 2

If you ever need to know what not to do when launching a new flagship phone or phone manufacturer, simply look to Andy Rubin and his company, Essential. While the Essential Phone was a genuinely cool product and a great phone, Rubin botched just about every step of the process and hamstrung the company every […]

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RED Hydrogen One phone coming this summer on AT&T and Verizon

One of the more mysterious smartphones that has been under development for the past year is the RED Hydrogen One device. RED originally started taking pre-orders for the smartphone last summer and then slid off the radar until January of this year when company president Jim Jannard provided an update. In the latest bit of […]

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[TA Deals] Save 78% on the U-Grip Car Mount for your phone!

A good phone holder or mount for your car can make traveling significantly better, but sometimes it’s tough to find the right choice. Suction cup mounts can leave weird residue on your windshield, and vent mounts can block the AC and can sometimes just be a huge pain to set up. Why not drop a […]

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NSA tripled its phone record collection in 2017

The NSA retired its old surveillance program that indiscriminately inhaled billions of phone logs a day back in 2015, but that doesn't meant it's no longer collecting call data. According to a transparency report (PDF) released by the Office of the D…
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Taboola and ZTE want to bring a tailored ad feed to your phone

Taboola is an advertising company that you’ve likely seen across websites on the internet, and they’ve announced a new partnership with ZTE that’s aiming to bring a more personalized ad feed to your smartphone, for better or worse. The app itself looks pretty similar to the old Google Now feed, but it’s tailored around content […]

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Google working on allowing the Allo web client to work without your phone

Google recently released the web version of Allo, but the desktop client comes with a huge caveat; you have to keep your phone on and connected to the internet to actually use it. That pretty much completely defeats the point of a desktop chat client, but hey, it’s Google. Don’t worry, though! Google is working […]

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LG’s V30S ThinQ is the AI-fueled phone the V30 should’ve been

In the midst of a tricky fiscal year, LG decided to run with a new strategy: cook up interim smartphones to sell between its major flagship releases. The plan was based in part on the surprising success of phones like the X cam, and since the company…
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Too in love with your phone? That’s a problem says new Motorola study

For years now leadership, management and self-improvement gurus have talked about people needing to establish a better work-life balance. Prepare for a new term to start being tossed about courtesy of Motorola who recently coined “phone-life balance.” The nature of that balance is in a bad place according to a recently completed study commissioned by […]

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‘A Normal Lost Phone’ arrives on Nintendo Switch March 1st

A Normal Lost Phone is the kind of indie game that seizes a tricky niche (mobile gaming) and leans into the form factor for a unique experience — a Gone Home or Life Is Strange that takes place entirely within a mock phone interface. The game will l…
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The Essential Phone is now available with Alexa built-in direct – exclusively from Amazon

It isn’t long since it was announced that the Essential Phone was finally available in the awesome Ocean Depths color, with Copper Black and Stellar Gray following suit a few days after each other. Now, Essential has unveiled another new variation which is called Halo Gray that offers something different – it comes with Alexa […]

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LG’s next flagship phone may tout an extra-bright, low-power screen

Just because LG is shying away from typical smartphone release cycles doesn't mean it will have nothing big to show in 2018. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has heard that LG is planning to unveil a new flagship phone, nicknamed Judy. The star attract…
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Factory images are now available for the Razer Phone

The Razer Phone launched at the tail end of 2017, aimed at discriminating gamers who wanted a smartphone that was tailor-made for gaming. With a 5.72-inch 120Hz  UltraMotion QHD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a dual rear camera setup, Razer Phone certainly isn’t lacking in hardware. Still, some of us like to […]

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HTC Breeze will be an entry level phone with full screen 18:9 aspect ratio

HTC’s next device has been tipped by leakster Evan Blass, and it’ll push some high-end features down into the budget section of the market. Internally, the device is referred to as Breeze (which is actually the second time HTC has used that name) and will sport a full screen, 18:9 display like many flagship phones. […]

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iPhone X owners report trouble answering phone calls

The iPhone X's early teething troubles have largely gone away, but there's a lingering problem for some owners… and it's a fairly serious one. Users have reported that the iPhone X's touchscreen won't turn on for several seconds when there's an in…
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Amazon’s flop of a phone made newer, better hardware possible

Amazon devices have taken root in our homes with almost alarming speed, but the tech giant hasn't gotten everything right. Back in 2014, Amazon released the Fire Phone, an ambitious smartphone that remains the company's biggest hardware flop to date….
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Vivo has the first phone with a fingerprint scanner under the screen

Stuffing a fingerprint scanner under the screen of a smartphone has been a highly rumored feature for a while now, with tons and tons of companies filing for patents and testing the concept out. We’ve never seen it in a commercial device, but Vivo has finally closed in on making that a reality. At CES, […]

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Google exploring concept of a dedicated YouTube Edition Android phone

According to a report of a survey currently underway by Google, the company is exploring a unique specialization for a smartphone. The survey seeks input on what would be considered a “YouTube Edition” of an Android smartphone. The concepts described in the survey cover software, interface and even potential hardware. For consumers of content, the […]

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The Razer Phone is now available at select Microsoft Stores

The Razer Phone launched a couple of weeks ago with a US availability date set for November 17th through Razer’s online store. Sales of the phone started a couple of days early on November 15th and Razer had promised that Microsoft Stores in the US would also carry them. As of today, select Microsoft Stores do […]

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: A top notch phone, if you can buy one

Xiaomi has always been nearly universally praised for their smartphone hardware and pricing, but also pretty commonly panned for how difficult they are to buy if you aren’t in China. We’ve been hearing several rumors that the company is eventually planning on branching out into different countries, but here we are with the Mi Mix […]

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You can now order the Essential Phone in Pure White

Essential has had a rough launch, to say the least. The Essential Phone was intended to launch much earlier than it did, and there were four color variants shown off at its announcement. So far we’ve only been able to get the phone in black, but as of today, you can order the device in […]

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Essential rolling out new system build, camera update for Essential Phone

After a rocky road to get from device leaks and teasers to announcement and finally to taking actual orders, the team at Essential is working to prove to customers and the market that they can in fact keep up with the speed of the smartphone market and consumer expectations. Essential has already promised to make […]

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Apple Watch Series 3 review: A good watch, a so-so phone replacement

With each generation, the Apple Watch's purpose has seemed to shift. The first one demonstrated what Apple thought a wearable should be, and the second tried to be the perfect workout companion. When it came time to build the Series 3, though, Apple…
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Unlocked Essential Phone Now Available at Best Buy

Limited availability has lingered for weeks since Essential launched its first phone (PH-1), leaving consumers with only Essential’s website or Sprint stores for purchasing options. That all changes today with Best Buy announcing available stock of unlocked PH-1 devices both in stores and available for free 3 to 5 day shipping. For $ 699, the unlocked […]

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You can actually buy an Essential Phone on Sprint right now

This isn’t a joke; you can finally walk into a Sprint store and buy an Essential Phone, right now. It missed Andy Rubin’s estimate of “a few weeks” that he claimed back in July, but hey, it’s out just in time to compete with the Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8. I’m not sure if […]

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Water-based electrolytes promise safer phone batteries

It's hard to completely escape safety issues with lithium-ion batteries, in part due to the nature of the electrolytes that charge and release energy when ions shuttle between electrodes. They usually have to be made of easily combustible chemicals…
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[TA Deals] Get a fish-eye lens and a wide-angle lens for your phone (46% off)

The KOBRA Universal 2-in-1 Lens Kit is our featured item today on Talk Android Deals. Carry w/ you anywhere & attach w/ a simple clip Fish-eye lens provides an angle of view up to 180º Wide-angle lens magnifies up to 0.67X Super-macro lens gives super macro magnification Here you’re getting the attachment for your phone […]

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[TA Deals] Protect your phone using Zemana Mobile Antivirus (66% off)

Your phone is likely your most valued possession. It goes everywhere with you, and you do everything with it. So don’t leave it wide open for attacks that could compromise your personal information. Get a 3-year subscription to Zemana Mobile Antivirus on Talk Android Deals at an exclusive price. Protects your phone 24/7 from viruses, […]

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The Essential Phone is finally shipping out

Nearly 90 days ago, Essential wowed the world with their smartphone. It was supposed to ship not long after that, but as everyone probably knows, that didn’t exactly happen. It’s taken a few months to iron the process out, but if you ordered an Essential Phone, you should be getting an email with tracking information […]

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Nokia 6 review: The brand is back, but this phone is full of compromises

The Nokia 6 is the first Nokia phone we’ve seen in several years. It also marks the first smartphone that’s technically from HMD Global, who has taken the reigns for producing Nokia devices. Most importantly, the Nokia 6 is the first in a new line of Android-powered devices from the historic company, who finally ditched Windows as […]

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[TA Deals] Step up security on your phone with ESET (59% off)

A 2-year subscription to ESET Mobile Security for Android is the featured deal of the day on our online store. Catch threats as they emerge across all apps, files. folders & memory cards Secure your personal data while you shop online Filter out unwanted SMS or phone calls w/ personalized settings Locate, track & lock […]

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As Best Buy listing goes up, the Essential Phone should ship very soon

Essential is nearing the release of its first device. It’s live on Best Buy’s site, but you still can’t actually purchase the Essential Phone for yourself. For now you can just sign up to be notified when the retailer starts taking orders. While vague, it’s a sign that Essential is moving forward and doesn’t plan […]

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That status bar on the Essential Phone is thick

Usually it’s a phone’s body we measure for thickness to judge. The Essential Phone, however, is making us question status bar thickness moving forward. No, the Essential Phone hasn’t been canceled. It’ll be released when the company finishes field testing on global networks. See, there’s been a bit of confusion surrounding Essential’s first consumer-ready device. […]

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Honolulu is the first big US city to ban phone use at crosswalks

Cities have tried innumerable measures to keep pedestrians' eyes off their phones when they cross the street, and there have even been some state-level attempts at legislation to force a change in behavior. Honolulu, however, has officially drawn th…
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Andy Rubin says the Essential Phone will be released “in a few weeks”

It looks like the wait for the Essential Phone to be released is coming to an end soon. When a phone launches, the expectation is that it’ll be released in a couple of weeks. Companies don’t like waiting to long to go from launch to release as all of the hype generated typically dies off. […]

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Going public will give Razer the funds it needs to create a phone

Razer wants in on the thriving mobile industry. Bloomberg reports that the company is eyeing an initial public offering for sometime around October. The value of Razer is expected to be $ 3 billion to $ 5 billion, and the money raised would be heavily allocated towards the development of a mobile device. Intel and Temasek Holdings […]

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Essential loses two top executives amidst Phone delay

At the end of May, Andy Rubin of Android fame grabbed headlines with the official announcement of the Essential Phone, a new smartphone from his start-up Essential company. Although the Essential Phone is equipped with flagship level hardware, barely any bezels, and a unique titanium and ceramic body, there were still some questions about how […]

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[Deal] Add a second number on your phone from Hushed for $25!

Many people want a second number, but they don’t want a second phone. It’s probably better to avoid using your personal number for work, while dating, and on select public services where you don’t know who you’re communicating with. Your number is a piece of highly sensitive information. So you shouldn’t just hand it out […]

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