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Vivo Apex 2020 concept phone has a gimbal camera, button-free design, and 60W fast charging

As expected, Vivo’s latest concept device is the first smartphone to feature what the company is calling a Gimbal Camera. That means the Vivo Apex 2020 has a rear camera with a gimbal-like design that the company says offers twice the performance of most smartphone-class optical image stabilization systems. But that’s not the only thing unusual […]

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Huawei MatePad Pro is a high-end Android tablet with pen, keyboard, and optional 5G

Huawei’s new MatePad Pro is a premium Android tablet with a 10.8 inch AMOLED display, the kind of specs you’d find in a high-end Android smartphone, and support for optional accessories including a detachable keyboard cover and a pressure-sensitive pen that magnetically clings to the side of the tablet when you’re not using it. In other words, the […]

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Realme X50 Pro 5G packs flagship specs into a $550 phone

The prices for flagship smartphones have been creeping upward in recent years. $1000 smartphones aren’t unusual anymore, and some of the latest foldables sell for twice as much. And then there’s the Realme X50 Pro 5G. This phone has most of the hallmarks of a modern flagship including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, 5G support, […]

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Huawei Matebook X Pro gets a (slight) 2020 spec bump

Over the past few years, the Huawei Mate X Pro line of laptops have become regarded as some of the best Windows notebooks available… even as the contentious relationship between Huawei and the US government may be behind Huawei’s decision to offer Linux versions in its home country of China. This year Huawei is updating […]

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Cosmo Communicator can now dual boot Linux and Android (smartphone/handheld PC)

The Cosmo Communicator is a smartphone that looks like a tiny laptop thanks to a design that includes a backlit keyboard that’s just (barely) big enough for touch typing. First unveiled in late 2018, the Cosmo Communicator began shipping to backers of a crowdfunding campaign late last year… but one promised feature was missing at […]

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Sony Xperia 1 II smartphone features Zeiss II cameras, 5G, and a confusing name

Sony’s follow-up to last year’s Xperia 1 flagship phone has a similar design, display, and camera setup. But the new Sony Xperia 1 II sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and 5G modem, making it the company’s first 5G smartphone. The new model also has a bigger battery, more memory and storage, and support for higher-capacity […]

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Lenovo’s new ThinkPads support 10th-gen Intel or AMD Ryzen 4000 Pro chips

Lenovo has 9 new ThinkPad laptops on the way. The company says its new ThinkPad X, T, and L business-class laptops will be available starting in the second quarter of 2020 and prices for some models will start as low as $649. While features vary depending on the model, one thing that all of the […]

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Huawei introduces Mate Xs foldable phone (with a modest spec bump)

A year after introducing its first foldable smartphone (which didn’t actually start shipping until a few months ago), Huawei is back with the Huawei Mate Xs. The new folding phone… looks an awful lot like the old one. But it has some key updates. The Kirin 980 processor from the original Mate X has been […]

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Mobile World Congress 2020 could be cancelled (update: yep)

The biggest smartphone trade show of the year may not happen in 2020. Update: Several Spanish news outlets are reporting that MWC *will* take place this year, after convening a meeting of 26 major telecommunications companies. But the organization behind the conference says it will monitor the development of the coronavirus outbreak closely to see […]

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ZTE Axon 10s Pro smartphone features Snapdragon 865 and LPDDR5 memory

Chinese phone maker ZTE has confirmed that the company does plan to attend Mobile World Congress later this month, despite earlier reports suggesting the company would skip the show due to the Coronavirus affecting China. So what will ZTE announce at the show? All signs point to a new phone called the ZTE Axon 10s Pro. While […]