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Qualcomm’s first self-branded smartphone is an enthusiast-class flagship (that’s made by Asus)

The company that makes the processors that power many of the world’s smartphones is now launching its own phone. The new Qualcomm Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders is designed and manufactured by Asus, but it’s designed to show off the best of Qualcomm’s technologies and the phone is marketed at members of the company’s Snapdragon Insiders community. […]

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Volla Phone X will be a rugged smartphone that will likely support Android and Linux

The Volla Phone is a smartphone that’s designed to run either Android or Linux-based operating systems like Ubuntu. Made by a German startup called Volla, the phone was introduced through a crowdfunding campaign, and now sells for € 359 at the Volla Shop. Now it looks like Volla may be preparing to launch a second […]

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Teracube 2e smartphone with a 4-year warranty is now available for $199

The Teracube 2e is a budget smartphone with one killer feature: the warranty. While most modern phones come with a one or two year warranty and many offer an option to pay extra for extended coverage, Teracube’s phones come with a 4-year warranty. That’s despite the fact that the Teracube 2e is a budget phone […]

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Red Magic 5S gaming phone is a modest update (and it still has a cooling fan)

As expected, Chinese phone maker Nubia has launched a new Red Magic gaming phone called the Red Magic 5S. What’s a little surprising is just how little has changed since the company introduced the original Red Magic 5G in March. The new model brings an improved cooling system, more responsive shoulder trigger buttons, and… not […]

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Realme X3 SuperZoom smartphone packs a 120 Hz display and 5x optical zoom (60x hybrid zoom)

Chinese smartphone maker Realme’s newest smartphone gets its name from its camera, which the company says supports up to 60x hybrid zoom (or 5x zoom when using optical zoom only). In fact, the 64MP telephoto camera on the Realme X3 SuperZoom is the phone’s primary camera, although there are also 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro […]

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OnePlus 8 Pro “X-ray camera” will be temporarily disabled (Update: in China)

A few weeks after the OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone went on sale, reports started popping up that it came with a bonus feature — an X-ray camera. Sort of. The phone has a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP telephoto camera, and a 5MP color filter camera — and that least one can allow you to […]

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This is Lenovo’s Legion gaming smartphone (leaks)

Lenovo’s Legion line of products currently includes gaming desktop and laptop computers. But this year the company plans to launch the first Legion smartphone. We already know that it’ll be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor… because Qualcomm told us as much in February. Now we also know what the upcoming Lenovo Legion gaming […]

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Teracube’s smartphone with a 4-year warranty has shipped to crowdfunding backers

Teracube‘s first smartphone is an unremarkable device when you look at the specs — it’s a mid-range Android phone with mid-range hardware. But the Teracube smartphone unusual in that it comes with a 4-year warranty. It’s a phone designed to last a long time — and if you have problems, you can get them fixed […]

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Teracube smartphone’s killer feature is a 4-year warranty

Apple and Samsung dominate the smartphone space in the United States, leaving little room for competition… even from well-established players like Motorola, LG, Google, and others. From time to time a company you’ve never heard of launches a crowdfunding campaign to bring a new phone to market with some killer feature or other… but few […]