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OnePlus and McLaren have ended their phone partnership

OnePlus will no longer release McLaren editions of its phones in the future. The phonemaker and the British auto manufacturer have ended their partnership, a McLaren spokesperson has confirmed to Android Authority after reports about their split came…
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[Deal] Hook your phone up to your TV with this cheap USB-C to HDMI cable from Choetech

Trying to survive quarantine with binge watching? Choetech has a very easy solution to get your phone or computer connected to your TV or other display with no fuss. It’s a simple USB-C to HDMI cable that’s capable of connecting anything together via USB-C, Thunderbolt, and HDMI. It can do 4K@60FPS and works with all […]

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OnePlus 8 review: The phone to beat in 2020

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro rolled out to a ton of fanfare and excitement. Despite an ever-increasing price tag each year, OnePlus looked to be a beacon in a year of incredibly expensive phones. At $ 699 it’s still not as cheap as older iterations, but it does try and offer more bang for your […]

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Have a recent Xiaomi or Redmi phone? You can download the MIUI 12 beta here

Xiaomi announced the latest MIUI 12 software yesterday, and with a good many devices already supported, you can find the beta download links for many Xiaomi and Redmi phones here. Xiaomi‘s MIUI Android has gained quite a following in the Android industry in recent years and following a short week of teasing, Xiaomi has announced their latest MIUI […]

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This insane Xiaomi patent shows a phone twisting to move cameras around

The front-facing camera has been an issue for phone manufacturers for several years now. Everyone wants a full display that goes edge-to-edge, but you have to figure out where to put camera hardware. With bigger bezels, this is no problem, but when bezels starting shrinking manufacturers tried different things. We’ve had display notches, which are […]

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LG’s curvy premium phone will be called ‘Velvet’

LG isn’t just hoping that a brand new design language will woo you to its next smartphone — it thinks the name will, too. The company has revealed that its curved-edge premium phone will be named Velvet to convey its “smoothness and premium softness….
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Google’s Phone app expanding support beyond Nexus and Pixel devices

Google has begun allowing select devices from other OEMs to install their Phone dialer app from the Play Store, the latest service they have slowly started opening up. At this point the release cadence for new smart services that Google develops seems pretty clear – they announce and typically launch their new Assistant feature, or […]

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Want to see the canceled Essential Phone 2?

The Essential Phone 2 is canceled and Essential as a company is gone, and despite some last gasps, it’s officially over for the company. But we do know they were working on something before going under, and some new hardware prototypes have surfaced showing off what could’ve been the company’s follow-up smartphone. Essential Phone 2 […]

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Nubia’s RedMagic 5G is the world’s first phone with a 144Hz display

We’ve seen smartphones sporting 90Hz displays, and most recently the Find X2 Pro from OPPO with a 120Hz display, now we have Nubia upping the stakes with its new RedMagic 5G gaming phone whose 6.65-inch display has a slick 144Hz refresh rate. Besides the fancy display, the RedMagic 5G is powered by the latest Snapdragon […]

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Nuu X6 review: You can get a lot of phone for less than $100 in 2020

Nuu is a smaller brand that’s responsible for some pretty decent unlocked phones. We reviewed the Nuu G3 a few years ago and found a few issues with the device, but overall it was a pretty great phone for the price tag at the time. They’ve followed things up with the Nuu X6, which looks […]

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Nokia will show off its first 5G phone in a new James Bond commercial

The new James Bond flick, No Time to Die, may be getting delayed by a few months to avoid coronavirus problems, but that’s not going to stop the marketing hype around it. Nokia is leaning heavily into this film, both to promote some of its existing phones and to show off some new things, which […]

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TCL goes nuts with concept devices, including a tri-folding and rollable phone

Folding phones are so last year. TCL is already cooking up phones based on where the industry is going to be in 2025, and they’ve debuted some concept devices that are, quite frankly, pretty insane. No, you probably won’t be able to buy one of these. But they’re still really neat devices, so just sit […]

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Vivo Apex 2020 is the next concept phone that ditches bezels and takes cameras to the next level

Concept phones aren’t quite as common as they used to be, but we’ve seen a few popping up again recently. OnePlus showed off their concept device with a “hidden” camera earlier this year, and Xiaomi’s Mi Mix Alpha certainly turned some heads. Vivo is the next to cook up a concept phone with the Vivo […]

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iQOO 3 gaming phone launches, strangely offering a Snapdragon 865 without 5G

The iQOO 3 is the latest gaming smartphone slated for India, offering high-end hardware at a relatively affordable price. iQOO is a sub-brand of Vivo, who uses their subsidiary to dive into other markets without their primary Vivo branding. But what’s probably the most interesting part of this phone isn’t that Vivo makes it, but […]

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[Deal] Aukey’s latest GaN phone chargers are the fastest way to recharge your smartphone or laptop

2020 is going to be the year of the fastest chargers we’ve ever seen. GaN (gallium nitride) chargers are becoming more mainstream and replacing traditional silicon chargers, and they offer some benefits that are helpful for all kinds of devices. We’ve already reviewed some early GaN chargers, but Aukey’s new smart chargers take things to […]

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The next ASUS ROG Phone will feature Google Stadia out of the box

We weren’t sure if ASUS was committed to producing a successor to the ROG Phone II but thanks to the announcement of a partnership between Google Stadia and ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has revealed that there will be a ROG Phone III. Besides that little tidbit, the announcement reveals that the new gaming phone […]

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Would you be interested in a Windows 10 phone that could run Android apps?

Windows Phone is long gone, and even Microsoft’s attempts to get back into the smartphone game just run Android. But if you still like the idea of Windows as a mobile operating system, well, you’re not alone. Emperion is a smaller company that’s apparently worked with Microsoft to put Windows 10’s ARM version on a […]

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Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip get copy/paste functionality with Windows 10 via Microsoft’s Your Phone app

When the Galaxy S20 launches next month, you’ll be able to quickly copy and paste text and data across your phone and Windows 10 computer. This is an expansion of the Microsoft Your Phone app, which has steadily turned into the best way to merge the functionality between your smartphone and PC. New features of […]

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RED’s Hydrogen One phone makes a cameo in the ‘F9’ trailer

Now that the nearly four-minute-long F9: The Fast Saga trailer is here, fans of the long-running series can enjoy some surprise resurrections (spoiler alert: watch the trailer before scrolling to the end of this post), but the strangest appearance be…
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You’ll want to use a VPN on your Android phone in 2020

If you’re not using a VPN, you’ll probably want to change that up soon. Whether you need one for privacy, getting around blocked content, or you’re just trying to keep your traffic secure, it’s one of the best tools you can have on your Android phone. Privacy and security Using a VPN for privacy is […]

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The top-selling Android phone in Q3 of 2019 might surprise you

Counterpoint Research has released a new data set of the best selling smartphones in the third quarter of 2019. The results probably aren’t what you’d expect, either, unless you’re even more bullish about cheap phones than the rest of us. This confirms that Apple still makes a pretty strong showing, especially now that they have […]

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Sony is prepping another Xperia Compact phone with a 5.5-inch screen and Snapdragon 655

It’s been a while since we’ve seen an Xperia Compact device, but it turns out that particular flavor of Sony phones isn’t dead yet. A new leak suggests that another upper-midrange Xperia Compact is set for release very soon. This unnamed phone will reportedly use a 5.5-inch display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 655 CPU, which […]

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Steam Remote Play Anywhere comes out of beta; play your PC games anywhere on your phone

Steam has been testing out their Remote Play Anywhere for a bit, but they’ve decided to finally pull the feature out of beta. Is it a coincidence that this happens on the same week as Stadia’s launch? Who knows. Regardless, if you’re big into PC gaming and Stadia seemed interesting, this might be something to […]

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HTC is launching a phone with Android Oreo… in 2019

HTC honestly just had a run of bad luck that knocked them off the Android mountain, but some of their recent decisions make it hard to feel bad for them. Case in point, the brand new Exodus 1s that’s running Android 8.1 Oreo in 2019. What? Not only is this brand new phone running an […]

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OnePlus 7T review: strange release, but still a really good phone

OnePlus has recently announced the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro, albeit with some pretty strange release schedules. The US didn’t get the OnePlus 7, and this time we’re not getting the Pro model. There’s not a significant difference between the two, so they can still pretty successfully exist in a lineup together. While we […]

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Oppo Reno Ace is the first phone that can fully charge its battery in 30 minutes

Oppo has announced the Reno Ace, which on the surface just looks like another flagship in a crowded market. That’s not a bad thing, but a phone with a Snapdragon 855+, tons of RAM and storage, and a multi-camera system is just pretty typical right now. But what makes the Reno Ace stand out is […]

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US carriers move forward with ZenKey, a new service that replaces your passwords with your phone

If the thought of your cellular carrier managing your passwords makes you nervous, well, we don’t blame you. The idea originally came from Project Verify, but it’s been rebranded and now seems to be moving forward. We’ll be honest, the idea behind ZenKey, this new service, isn’t terrible; it’s the idea that four of the […]

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Activision’s Call of Duty Mobile is ready to download to your phone or tablet now

If you can remember when the very first Call of Duty game came to PC then you’ll no doubt have lost days or even weeks of your life playing what was then the most realistic shooting game around. Back then it was inconceivable that it would soon be possible to play Call of Duty on […]

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Watch the ‘Android’ Nokia phone that never had a chance to exist

Earlier this year, snippets of code discovered within Chrome by 9 to 5 Google suggested Google was working on a touchless version of its web browser that would work on feature phones. The company was reportedly developing a feature phone in collabora…
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Google One brings full device backups to your Android phone

Android has always lagged a bit behind on full backup features next to its fruity counterpart, but Google’s made improvements to that in the last few years. Now they’re utilizing Google One’s cloud storage to make almost entire backups on your device automatically, which should cover just about everything. If you subscribe to Google One […]

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Weirdest IFA 2019 news: Samsung wants to turn your phone into a Square reader

Samsung hasn’t had a huge IFA 2019 (they rarely do) but they did talk about the relaunch of the Galaxy Fold. Aside from that, they’ve been pretty quiet. The might take home the award for weirdest announcement after this one, though. A new feature called SoftPOS aims to turn your Samsung smartphone or tablet into […]

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LG’s take a folding phone is a little too weird; meet the LG G8X

I know what you’re thinking: “man, I really do like the sound of the LG G8 ThinQ, but I really wish it had two identical screens on a hinge!” Right? No? Well, that’s LG’s next idea anyway. Meet the LG G8X, the company’s take on a folding device that’s not quite like what we’ve seen […]

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Motorola has a solution for everyone that refuses to turn their phone to record smartphone videos

Smartphones have revolutionized the video industry, but it hasn’t all been positive. Being able to capture video anywhere, anytime is excellent, and you can even get really creative with some smartphone videography, but some people refuse to hold their phone properly when recording video. Yep, I’m talking about people that record something important, and they […]

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AT&T and T-Mobile announce joint effort to block more robocalls to your phone

T-Mobile and AT&T are probably two of the unlikeliest partners to team up for literally anything, but we’re about to see what it’s like anyway. It’s not like they’re partnering together for anything really business-related, anyway, and it’s got nothing to do with mergers between the two of them or any other carrier this time. […]

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The Razer Phone 2 is still half off, and there’s no strings attached this time

The Razer Phone 2 has seen some steep discounts lately, but normally the price drops come with some hoops to jump through, like activating it at a specific retailer through a specific carrier. If you don’t want to deal with those headaches, though, now’s the time to jump on the phone. It’s on a pretty […]

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Samsung is testing a phone with a massive 6000mAh battery

A new rumor has popped up that makes it seem like Samsung is about to start batteries more seriously than anyone else on the market. The leak, which comes from Galaxy Club, shows an enormous 6000mAh battery from Samsung designed for an upcoming smartphone. Unfortunately, that’s pretty much all the concrete info about the battery […]

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Motorola One Pro is Moto’s quad-camera phone, leaks ahead of IFA 2019

Earlier this year you probably heard about the Motorola One Zoom; it was a leaked high-end phone from Motorola and Lenovo that packed in quad-cameras on the back with some impressive image processing capabilities. Up to this point it’s just been a rumor, but now it looks like it’s being prepped for an IFA 2019 […]

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Check out the new emoji coming to your phone in Android Q

Google has released a sneak peek at some of the new emoji coming to Android Q later this year, rounding out your options for 21st century communication. There are some much-requested additions, including new animals, food, and plain yellow-faced emoji. There’s going to be an orangutan, an otter, and a sloth; you’ll be able to […]

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Nokia is bringing the feature phone back, but this time they’re using Android, too

Feature phones still have a place in the market, however small. In countries like the US, there’s still some small demand for a phone that’s a little more basic without all the bells and whistles of something like a Galaxy S10, and in emerging markets there’s a need for devices that are less expensive and […]

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Original Razer Phone is due for an Android Pie update in a few weeks

When Razer announced the original Razer Phone, it was up in the air how well they’d do with software updates. Razer isn’t a phone company, and their purchase of Nextbit was the only thing that really got them into the market. Up to this point, those software updates have been pretty lackluster, with the original […]

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New Nokia phone with droplet notch and circular 48MP camera leaked

Nokia has grown a broad portfolio of phones since their Android revival in 2017, however their newly-leaked device is their least-recognisable design yet as it resembles the Lenovo-Moto motif. Through all their trials and tribulations of the last decade, Nokia has maintained their own unique design language of typically relatively large, square bezels and minimalist […]

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Huawei P30 Pro review: The phone to beat in 2019

2018 brought us the eye-catching P20 Pro from Huawei that featured a mesmerizing Twilight finish, a notched display, and perhaps more importantly, a trio of rear cameras that conspired to turn night into day. Taking handheld pictures in low-light conditions had never before yielded such fantastic results without the use of a tripod. And while […]

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Oppo cracks the code, puts a front-facing camera underneath a phone screen

If you really hate notches and the current trend of disfigured screens to make room for a front-facing camera, your next phone just might be an Oppo device. The company has shown off that they’ve finally figured out how to cram a camera underneath a phone’s screen, allowing a phone to have a full display […]

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Android beat Windows Phone, and Bill Gates really regrets it

If you go back a few years and checked out the most dominant operating system on the planet, it was Windows with absolutely no competition. Microsoft steamrolled literally everyone else in the PC space, including Apple. But then the smartphone happened, and Microsoft kinda sorta didn’t really live up to the name that they had […]

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 to get key screen tech upgrade

If ASUS stays on schedule, next month we should see the release of the ASUS ROG Phone 2. This will be the second phone in the company’s smartphone line that is built specifically for gamers. These types of phones are typically packed full of hardware to help keep games running fast and smooth, albeit for […]

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Senators propose legislation to protect your phone at the border

For years, US border agents have been demanding access to digital devices as people pass into and out of the country. The practice has raised red flags and lawsuits, and the number of searches has spiked under the Trump Administration. Last month, th…
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Will the Galaxy Note 10 be Samsung’s first phone with a 5x optical zoom camera?

Samsung upped their camera game with the Galaxy S10 lineup this year, delivering a vast array of different lenses and sensors that can do a lot of different things. But despite offering telephoto lenses for a few years, we haven’t seen any other drastic improvements in optical zoom on Samsung’s phones recently. That might change […]

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Totallee case for Galaxy S10 review: Sleek case for a sleek phone

  When you’re rocking a brand new $ 1000 phone, you generally want some kind of protection on it. On the other hand, you spend all that money and buy this super sleek, well-designed piece of tech, and it really sucks to put a giant case on it and cover up all of that engineering and […]

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Valve beats Google to the punch with Steam Link cloud streaming to your phone

Valve’s current implementation of their Steam Link hardware and software combination allows users to stream games from their PCs to a phone or Steam Link somewhere else on the network. Want to play some Assassin’s Creed in bed on your phone? No problem. Want Call of Duty on your home theater setup but don’t want […]

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A closer look at Vivo’s all-glass, port-free concept 5G phone

Picture this: you're holding two glossy all-glass concept phones for a photo, then one slips off and shatters another unit on the table. The room goes quiet. Everyone looks on in awe. You are left red-faced not because you broke a phone, but because…
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