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Galaxy A82 5G might bring back the flipping slide-out camera

Galaxy A82 5G might bring back the flipping slide-out camera

It almost feels like a distant dream or nightmare, depending on where you stand, but it wasn't really too long ago when smartphone makers played around with designs with a singular purpose in mind, banishing the inescapable top bezel. While most have now embraced the punch-hole cutout, there was a time when phones sported eccentric mechanisms like popup cameras and sliding displays. Samsung wasn't exactly immune to that trend and it might be making bringing back the past with the Galaxy A82 5G.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review – Lower price brings tougher decisions

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review – Lower price brings tougher decisions

Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra is more affordable than last year's flagship, has more cameras, and adds an S Pen: on paper, at least, what's not to love? Setting the bar for smartphones in 2021, the daddy of the currently three-strong Galaxy S21 family promises more of that monstrously effective Samsung recipe: heap on the features until there really is something for everyone. Still, for all its merits, it's difficult not to see the Galaxy S21 Ultra as the evolutionary pinnacle of a species set to be replaced.

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Honor V40 could be the first to have Google Play Store again

Honor V40 could be the first to have Google Play Store again

For the past year or so, Huawei has gained something like a reverse Midas touch, where every company and subsidiary under its name gets dragged into its US export ban. That included Honor, which has always been promoting itself as an independent but related brand from Huawei and has, to its credit, helped Huawei achieve the sales numbers it has been flaunting. That independence finally became complete two months ago when Huawei sold off its Honor business and that first fruit of that separation might be coming this week.

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MediaTek’s new high-end Android 5G chipsets aim to squeeze out Snapdragon

MediaTek’s new high-end Android 5G chipsets aim to squeeze out Snapdragon

MediaTek has revealed two new chipsets for 2021 Android smartphones, with the Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100 5G aiming to take on the high-end and challenge Qualcomm's Snapdragon dominance there. The two new 6nm chipsets each promise 5G support as well as a considerable uptick in multimedia capabilities, including support for up to 200-megapixel cameras.

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Astro Slide 5G slider phone specs and shipping date get finalized

Astro Slide 5G slider phone specs and shipping date get finalized

Phones are designed to cater to the general public as much as possible but there really is no such thing as a "one size fits all" phone. From the earliest days of mobile devices to the present era that has seen the birth of foldable phones, some users still dream of different designs and features to cater to their particular needs. UK-based Planet Computers has been making those dreams come true since the Gemini PDA launched in 2017. The company has just announced the final touches before it embarks on what could be its most ambitious journey yet with the Astro Slide 5G.

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Snapdragon 870 5G gives OnePlus, Moto & more a cheaper flagship chip

Snapdragon 870 5G gives OnePlus, Moto & more a cheaper flagship chip

Qualcomm has revealed its newest mobile chipset, with the Snapdragon 870 5G slotting in just below the most potent Snapdragon 888 as the company expands its flagship series. Successor to the Snapdragon 865 Plus, it will give Android phone-makers another option in the price/performance balance, with manufacturers like Motorola, OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi already onboard.

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US denies, revokes license to sell to Huawei at the last minute

US denies, revokes license to sell to Huawei at the last minute

The US is about to undergo a rather historic political transition in a few days but it seems that the outgoing Trump administration is hastily doing all that it can before that day comes. While there is no clear assurance that president-elect Biden will reverse the US government's stance in relation to Huawei's sanctions, what is clear right now is that not only the company but its dozens of suppliers as well are being left in limbo after the Commerce Department denied en masse 150 license requests that have been pending for months.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max: The flagship battle

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max: The flagship battle

The two heavyweights of flagship smartphones – Samsung and Apple - are in for another blockbuster bout as the Korean smartphone maker just announced the S21 series at the Galaxy Unpacked event. This comes after the release of the Apple iPhone 12 series a couple of months ago. While the iPhone’s latest and greatest iPhone 12 Pro Max has already proved its substance, Samsung is here to spoil the party and take the laurels away.

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Galaxy Book Flex2 5G is the Galaxy Book Flex 5G, now available in the UK

Galaxy Book Flex2 5G is the Galaxy Book Flex 5G, now available in the UK

Samsung doesn't always have the best naming conventions, especially when it suddenly skips a number for no apparent reason. At the virtual IFA 2020 event last year, it announced its Galaxy Book Flex 5G, boasting of a few firsts for any Samsung laptop. That was followed by silence, at least until now. On the heels of its Galaxy S21 event, Samsung is finally making that 2-in-1 convertible available, at least in the UK and under a bumped up Galaxy Book Flex2 5G name.

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AT&T 5G lands in US airports starting at Tampa International

AT&T 5G lands in US airports starting at Tampa International

The COVID-19 pandemic didn't stop the inevitable rollout of 5G networks, it just slowed it down a bit. Network operators, however, have started picking up the pace, especially now that the need for faster Internet has never been greater, exactly because of that pandemic. AT&T, for example, is continuing its rollout of 5G services but its latest targets aren't residential or even business establishments but airports instead.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra hands on – Heavy Hitter

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra hands on – Heavy Hitter

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy S21 are here, and Samsung had to make some tough decisions to keep its flagship smartphones relevant in 2021. If last year demonstrated anything, it's that things can change rapidly and so, too, can buyers' priorities. If you want them to dig deep and splash out on a four-figure smartphone, you need to offer them something special - and different.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, S21+ and S21 make brave choices for 2021

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, S21+ and S21 make brave choices for 2021

Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 are here, but 2021's flagship Android phones find the smartphone market - like the rest of the world - isn't what it once was. On the one hand, Samsung says, there are those who insist on a high-end device, won't compromise on features or design, and are willing to pay handsomely to get it.

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