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Alldocube posts teardown and repair video for the iPlay40 tablet

The Alldocube iPlay40 and iPlay40 Pro are Android tablets with 10.4 inch displays, Unisoc T618 processors, 8GB RAM, quad speakers that sell for around $200 and up. On paper they look pretty decent, but like most Chinese tablet makers, Allodcube offers limited customer service and support for customers outside of its home country. But the […]

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Lilbits: Amazon the knockoff artist, Dell’s rugged laptops, new OnePlus and Black Shark phones

For years critics have claimed that Amazon rips off the companies that sell their products through its online store by using data to determine which items are likely to be popular and then creating and selling their own knockoffs, undercutting the competition on price and by promoting its own products. Now a report from Reuters […]

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iFixit’s Samsung Galaxy Fold teardown shows how easy it is to break the $2000 folding phone

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold smartphone was supposed to be available to the public this Friday. But after multiple reports of broken displays on demo units sent to reviewers, Samsung has postponed the launch of its ambitious, expensive smartphone with a foldable display. The folks at online repair shop iFixit did manage to get their hands on […]

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Lilbits 323: What’s inside the Surface Go?

Microsoft began shipping the Surface Go tablet this week, and it’s the smallest, cheapest, and lowest-performance device in the company’s current line of Surface products. It’s also the first Surface tablet with a USB Type-C port and the thinnest Surface device to date. But it’s what’s inside that counts… and the folks at iFixit tore […]

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Oppo Find X gets the teardown treatment (slide-out cameras and all)

Thanks to the folks at MyFixGuide, we already have a good idea of what a phone with one pop-out camera looks like when you take it apart and peek at the spring-loaded mechanism that ejects and retracts the camera. But what about a phone with a slide-out mechanism that houses both the front and rear cameras? […]

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Vivo NEX teardown shows how the pop-up camera, in-display fingerprint sensor work

The Vivo NEX is one of the most unusual smartphones to ship in years, thanks to its front-facing camera that hides behind the screen when it’s not in use, its in-display fingerprint sensor, and its unusual vibrating earpiece that’s also hidden behind the display. In an effort to make a phone with a high screen-to-body […]