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Microsoft dual-screen Surface Duo: costs $1399, launches September 10

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Aug 12 2020 4:22 AM CDT

Microsoft has just announced that its Surface Duo smartphone is now available for pre-order, with the dual-screen smartphone shipping on September 10 for $1399.

Microsoft announced the dual-screen Surface Pro nearly a year ago, with the Surface Duo rocking dual 5.6-inch screens but when it is unfolded, you'll get a huge 8.1-inch PixelSense display to gander at. Microsoft uses a 360-degree hinge system that sees the dual 5.6-inch displays either being used on their own, or together.

Inside, we have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chip, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB/256GB storage options.

Continue reading: Microsoft dual-screen Surface Duo: costs $1399, launches September 10 (full post)

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Aug 6 2020 1:23 AM CDT

Samsung has made its Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable smartphone official, the successor to the Galaxy Fold which has been rebranded to fall under its Galaxy Z family of foldable phones.

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The new Galaxy Z Fold 2 improves upon virtually every area of the already technically impressive Galaxy Fold, where it is faster, thinner, packs a better display, better hinge, faster charging, better cameras, better 5G, better everything really. Samsung really went the whole hog, again.

Samsung plans an event on September 1 for the full unveiling, or should we say, unfolding of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 -- so until then, let's walk you through what we do know about the new foldable.

Continue reading: Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 (full post)

Use these Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 wallpapers on your Galaxy Fold

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Aug 4 2020 1:32 AM CDT

We're hours away from Samsung's upcoming Unpacked 2020 event where we'll be introduced to the new Galaxy Note 20 (you can read all about those phones here) and the new, re-branded Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphones.

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Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable smartphone is right around the corner, but before it's big unveiling we've got leaker Ishan Agarwal providing the world with the official Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 wallpapers. If you've got an original Galaxy Fold, you might want to check them out.

You can grab the official photos in higher quality from this Google Drive link, but expect more Galaxy Z Fold 2 wallpapers when Samsung announces the new phones (and I'm sure much more) at Unpacked 2020 on August 5.

Continue reading: Use these Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 wallpapers on your Galaxy Fold (full post)

Google Pixel 4a: priced at just $349, it's the new budget champion

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Aug 3 2020 10:26 PM CDT

Google announced 3 new Pixel smartphones today, but only one of them was unveiled in full: the new Pixel 4a.

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The new Google Pixel 4a smartphone shows that the company is serious about dominating the budget smartphone market, pricing the Pixel 4a at just $349. Google had everyone happy with the $399 pricing on the Pixel 3a, but the Pixel 4a is an even better phone at an even better price.

Pixel 4a is powered by a lesser-powered Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, compared to the Pixel 3a and its higher-end Snapdragon 855. We do have the same great 12-megapixel camera experience, as well as the same RAM and storage capacity as the Pixel 3a.

Continue reading: Google Pixel 4a: priced at just $349, it's the new budget champion (full post)

Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G leaks show camera, display upgrades

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jul 30 2020 7:34 PM CDT

We had our first look at Samsung's purported Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G smartphone last week, which has reportedly been re-branded from the Galaxy Fold 2 to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which will be unveiled at Samsung's upcoming Unpacked 2020 event on August 5.

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Now we have our first real look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G smartphone thanks to MySmartPrice, which shared the first official press renders of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G in both its colors: Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black.

Samsung looks to have beefed up the Cover Display, which is the smaller display on the front of the phone before you unfold it. As a personal owned of the first-gen Galaxy Fold, this is going to be a much welcomed upgrade over its predecessor.

Continue reading: Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G leaks show camera, display upgrades (full post)

ASUS has hidden 160Hz refresh mode for its new ROG Phone 3

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jul 27 2020 7:29 PM CDT

ASUS unleashed its new ROG Phone 3 gaming phone a few days ago, but before it's even in the hands of gamers across the world, an exciting hidden super-high-end 160Hz refresh option has been discovered.

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The hidden 160Hz screen option can be used by anyone that purchases an ASUS ROG Phone 3 gaming phone, where you can activate it with a single ADB command. The 160Hz screen option was discovered by XDA when searching through the settings app.

A debug command was found that enabled 160Hz refresh, with the 'adb shell setprop debug.vendor.asus.fps.eng 1' command. Once this is entered, there's a new 160Hz refresh option in the Settings > Display > Refresh Rate.

Continue reading: ASUS has hidden 160Hz refresh mode for its new ROG Phone 3 (full post)

Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S21 Ultra could pack Exynos 1000 chip on 5nm

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Jul 26 2020 7:38 PM CDT

Samsung is gearing up for its Unpacked 2020 event on August 5 where it will be unveiling the new Galaxy Fold, which is reportedly being re-branded to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 -- as well as the new family of Galaxy Note 20 smartphones, which you can read all about here.

But what about the next-gen Galaxy S21 smartphone?

Well, it seems Samsung could be powering the flagship version of its Galaxy S21 family, the Galaxy S21 Ultra, with its own Exynos 1000 processor. Samsung's in-house Exynos 1000 processor is reportedly being made on the 5nm node, and would be exclusive to the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Samsung would reportedly only be using its Exynos 1000 inside of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, while the other models (Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+) would use the cheaper, less powerful Exynos 992 chip.

Continue reading: Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S21 Ultra could pack Exynos 1000 chip on 5nm (full post)

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jul 23 2020 9:40 PM CDT

Samsung reserves its most powerful smartphone release for this time of the year, every year -- in the form of the Galaxy Note series. This year is no different, with the impending reveal and unleashing of the new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone.

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The company will have a family of Galaxy Note 20 smartphones to choose from, but we're talking about the flagship Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Samsung will be cramming in Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865+ processor, or its own in-house Exynos 990 processor depending on the market -- both, with 5G.

Continue reading: Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (full post)

ASUS ROG Phone 3 gaming phone: super-fast 144Hz OLED display, 16GB RAM

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Jul 22 2020 8:34 PM CDT

ASUS has just made its new ROG Phone 3 gaming smartphone official, with some of the most insane specs we've seen in a gaming smartphone yet.

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The new ASUS ROG Phone 3 stands out with its large 6.6-inch 1080 x 2340 144Hz display, and powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865+ processor. We have 8GB, 12GB, and 16GB RAM offerings depending on the version you buy.

ASUS has used a 6.59-inch AMOLED panel with HDR 10+ support on the new ROG Phone 3, with a super-fast 144Hz refresh rate and 25ms touch latency. This means the ASUS ROG Phone 3 should be the fastest, smoothest gaming smartphone on the planet.

Continue reading: ASUS ROG Phone 3 gaming phone: super-fast 144Hz OLED display, 16GB RAM (full post)

This is our best look at the Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable smartphone

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jul 20 2020 9:24 PM CDT

We are getting closer and closer to Samsung's huge Unpacked 2020 event, where we will be treated to the virtual announcements of the Galaxy Note 20 seires of phones, as well as the new Galaxy Z Fold 2.

Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 2 and its story is slowly unfolding, where we thought it would be called the Galaxy Fold 2 -- successor to the current foldable Galaxy Fold smartphone. But it seems Samsung is re-branding it to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which we have some final renders through fresh leaks.

The leak isn't exactly clear, but it seems to retain most of the design of the original Galaxy Fold -- but you'll notice that it has an upgraded camera system, and similar to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone.

Continue reading: This is our best look at the Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable smartphone (full post)

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