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Fairphone 3 coming soon (ethically sourced materials, modular design)

The folks at Fairphone have been offering smartphones built from ethically-sourced components since late 2013. But in all that time the company has only actually shipped two models. Now a third is on the way. Evan Blass posted an image of the upcoming Fairphone 3 to Twitter about a week after a listing for the phone […]

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Unihertz Titan smartphone hits Kickstarter (budget BlackBerry clone)

As promised, the folks at Unihertz have launched a crowdfunding campaign for their upcoming BlackBerry clone. The Unihertz Titan features a big battery, 6GB of RAM, and Android 9.0 software. But the key thing that makes this phone stand out is the keyboard — it has a BlackBerry-style physical keyboard beneath a square display. Unihertz […]

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F(x)tec Pro 1 smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard delayed (but beta testing starts soon)

When the folks behind the F(x)tec Pro 1 first unveiled their Android smartphone with a touchscreen display and a slide-out keyboard that hides behind the screen when it’s not in use, they promised the F(x)tec Pro 1 would ship in July, 2019. That’s not going to happen. But the company has been showing off working […]

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Sailfish OS 3.1 smartphone OS adds support for fingerprint sensors, file system encryption

Sailfish OS is a Linux-based operating system for smartphones… that continues to add some of the features you’d expect to find on a smartphone OS. The developers Jolla have announced that Sailfish OS 3.1 is now available and, among other things, it adds support for file system encryption and fingerprint sensors. A bunch of key […]

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The redesigned, hopefully sturdier Samsung Galaxy Fold is coming in September

Samsung’s first smartphone with a foldable display was supposed to ship in April. But after multiple reviewers who had received demo units reported that their screens had broken, Samsung hit pause on the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Now the company says it’s identified the issues that made the Fold break so easily and they’ve revised the […]

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Nokia 2.2 now available for $139 (Android One, Face unlock, removable battery)

After making a debut in Europe and India last month, the Nokia 2.2 budget smartphone is now available the United States. Priced at $139, this phone clearly isn’t a flagship device. But it does have some attractive specs including 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, Android One software, and a 3,000 mAh battery — which […]

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Purism’s upcoming Librem 5 Linux phone inches closer to being able to do what phones do

The upcoming Librem 5 smartphone doesn’t have the fastest processor, the most RAM, the highest-res display, the most cameras, or any of the other superlatives that phone makers are using to one-up each other these days. But what it does have going for it is an emphasis on privacy, security, and open source software. Purism […]

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This could be the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (and 10+)

Samsung’s next-gen Galaxy Note smartphones will feature nearly bezel-free designs, ultra-slim bezels, and… a hole in the screen to make room for the front-facing camera. That’s according to a set of images of the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ from Ishan Agarwal. While Samsung hasn’t officially announced the new phones yet, the photos […]

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Unreleased Nokia smartphone prototypes show up on eBay

Nokia phones have been making a comeback in recent years… but the new Nokia is quite literally a different company, with Nokia-branded devices coming from a new-ish company called HMD Global that bought back the rights to the name from Microsoft a few years ago. But things could have happened differently. Before Microsoft acquired Nokia’s […]

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Samsung Galaxy A80 with rotating cameras now available (in some markets)

The Samsung Galaxy A80 smartphone features three cameras on the back… but they can also flip around to face the front of the phone, allowing you to use the same three-camera system to snap selfies or live stream video. First unveiled in April, the Samsung Galaxy A80 is now available for purchase in some regions […]

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Huawei Mate X foldable phone set to launch in September (maybe)

Chinese electronics company Huawei unveiled its first smartphone with a flexible OLED display in February, and the company had planned to release the Huawei Mate X in June. But now CNBC reports that the launch date has been pushed back to September. Is this because of the company’s widely-reported difficulties in face of a US […]