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Nokia has a bunch of new phones you'll probably forget exist next week

Nokia has a bunch of new phones you'll probably forget exist next week

Nokia is preparing a fresh batch of entry-level phones — including those with 5G — for 2021. But in the E.U. and U.K., where the six devices and some wireless earbuds will arrive first, there's more to this announcement than just hardware and new names.

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Huawei plans to shake down Samsung and Apple for 5G royalties

Huawei plans to shake down Samsung and Apple for 5G royalties

While Huawei remains shut out of the US smartphone industry, the company is seeking to bring in revenue through new methods. On Tuesday, Huawei announced its intention to begin charging companies like Samsung and Apple royalties for access and use of its 5G-related patents.

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T-Mobile introduces employer-managed 5G internet for home office workers

T-Mobile introduces employer-managed 5G internet for home office workers

With high speeds, low latency, and frequencies that work best in dense urban areas, 5G has often been touted as a wireless alternative to conventional internet systems. T-Mobile is putting its money where its mouth is by announcing a business class option for its home internet service. The system is similar to its current home internet offerings, but managed and paid by an employer rather than the end user, and packing a few more security tools.

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Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G dual SIM support has been improved in March update

Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G dual SIM support has been improved in March update

Monday's feature drop for the Pixel phones included a fun nugget that wasn't in the official changelog: it appears you can now use both a physical SIM card and an eSIM on 5G networks at the same time. Previously users who had both installed and operational were limited to LTE speeds, even if their carrier had 5G service in the area.

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Buy a Pixel 4a 5G unlocked at its lowest price of $449 ($50 off)

Buy a Pixel 4a 5G unlocked at its lowest price of $449 ($50 off)

The March Pixel Drop isn't the only Google Pixel-related thing that's dropping: if you've been looking at grabbing a Pixel 4a 5G, you can look forward to a nice price drop, too! And it's available pretty much anywhere you can buy the unlocked version of the phone.

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Google Fi welcomes trio of new Motorola phones, all available free with bill credits

Google Fi welcomes trio of new Motorola phones, all available free with bill credits

Google Fi always has a few Motorola phones in stock at very affordable prices to cater to anyone who'd be willing to give the carrier a spin. Well, a fresh wave has arrived, all three of them well under MSRP, and it includes the brand's first 5G entry on the network.

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T-Mobile 3G shutdown reportedly delayed until 2022

T-Mobile 3G shutdown reportedly delayed until 2022

In its bid to keep on the forefront of the 5G race in the United States, T-Mobile hasn't made its plans to kill off its and Sprint's 3G networks exactly loud and clear, but we had a good idea of when the ball would start rolling and when it would finish. Well, that was until the plans apparently changed.

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MediaTek finally joins the mmWave 5G race

MediaTek finally joins the mmWave 5G race

MediaTek has finally revealed its first mmWave-compatible 5G modem. Though the technology is most popular here in the 'States (where it's also kinda useless), carriers continue to champion its incredible speeds while conveniently overlooking its many limitations. But soon, you'll be able to enjoy losing that super-fast connection when you cross the street on a MediaTek phone, too.

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The unlocked Galaxy S21 series supports all 5G networks in the US

The unlocked Galaxy S21 series supports all 5G networks in the US

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is continuing a trend that other 5G phones before it already started: It's compatible with all 5G networks from all US carriers, and it even supports some technologies that are yet to be deployed. You won't have to worry about carrier interoperability when you buy an unlocked S21 in the US — they work on all carriers.

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Samsung's next Lite tablet could have 5G and come in two sizes

Samsung's next Lite tablet could have 5G and come in two sizes

Samsung usually releases two Tab S slabs in a year and we're inching toward what would historically be the time for a "Lite" release. While we don't have any spec points to discuss at the moment, it's been figured that a mid-range tablet or even two are on their way, including the first in the category to connect to 5G.

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