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These phones now support viewing 3D animals and other objects in Google Search

There are a lot of fun 3D objects like skeletons, cars, planets, and animals you can view in Google Search, which might be perfect to pass the time while you and your kids are stuck at home. The underlying technology enabling this is called Google Play Services for AR, formerly known as ARCore. It's an engine that powers most games and applications on Android that use augmented reality effects. However, since the framework has to be tuned for each device, Google has to periodically update Play Services to support new phones and tablets. Since the last time we covered the library, 36 more devices have been added to the roster.

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Oppo reveals Find X2 and Find X2 Pro with 120Hz QHD+ displays and periscope telephoto cameras

Oppo has announced the long-awaited follow up to the Find X at an event in London that was originally planned to have taken place at MWC. Two new models have been unveiled, with the Find X2 and Pro variant sharing mostly the same spec sheet but for a few key differentiators. They both include the Snapdragon 865 SoC, 12GB of RAM, and a stunning QHD+ 6.7-inch 120Hz OLED display with a punch-hole selfie camera cutout. At a separate event in China, the first Oppo Watch was also introduced with a somewhat familiar design.

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Oppo launches international Reno3 Pro model with a MediaTek processor and dual-selfie cam

You may remember the Oppo Reno3 Pro name from back in December when a version of the phone was launched in China. That one featured a Snapdragon 765G chip and a curved screen with a single front-facing camera, but the company is now launching a different model in India that shares the same branding. Unlike the China-only version, this Reno3 Pro uses a MediaTek Helio P95 processor and packs a dual-camera punch hole into a flat display.

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Oppo boasts 120Hz 'flagship display' likely to appear on Find X2 (Updated)

One of the most sensational smartphones to come out of 2018 is supposedly getting a sequel this year. In December, Oppo announced its plans to launch the Find X2 this year with the Snapdragon 865, a Sony all-pixel PDAF camera, and a pretty good display. How good of a display? A company executive has tweeted out some prime details.

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Huawei teaming up with Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo to pull in apps for their own alternate Play Stores (Update: Statement)

Huawei's access to Google's Play Store and its whole world of apps was cut off last year as a result of tensions with the US government. It was rumored that the company was looking for a new app store to call home, and now Reuters is reporting that Huawei is teaming up with Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo in a collaboration to make it easier for third-party developers to submit apps to all of the companies' individual app stores, in an effort called the "Global Developer Service Alliance."

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Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo collaborate on unified file sharing solution (Update: Now available on select phones)

Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have announced that they're joining forces to create a new file transfer solution that will work seamlessly across devices made by each of them. The peer-to-peer protocol will be able to transfer files at a speed of up to 20MB/s, likely using Bluetooth for pairing and then WiFi for transfer.

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Oppo's new mid-range 5G phones are the Reno 3 and Reno3 Pro

After showcasing its works-in-progress during the media rodeo known as Innovation Day, Oppo has decided to kick into gear on 5G with two new mid-range phones featuring two completely different chipsets, but with head-to-head spec sheets. The most apparent gap between the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro, though? The price.

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Oppo to launch Find X2 in Q1 2020 with Snapdragon 865 and focus on low-light photography

During discussions with Oppo as part of Inno Day 2019, the company shared with us a little bit about its plans for next year and in particular its next flagship smartphone. The Chinese brand will release a follow up to the innovative Find X, the eye-catching low-bezel device with a slide-out camera mechanism (pictured). We don't know exactly what form the upcoming Find X2 will take yet, but we do know that low-light photography and improvements to the screen quality and user experience will be key areas that Oppo will focus on for the launch.

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Hands-on with Oppo's under-display camera prototype

Front-facing cameras that are able to see through smartphone display panels were theorized long before we thought it even possible to produce them and some see them as something of a holy grail in the oh-so-noble fight against bezels. Recent teases from Xiaomi and Oppo would lead us to believe the technology could make it into a consumer product sooner rather than later, and now I've had a chance to see what stage it's currently at. It's not ready quite yet, but it shouldn't be too far out now.

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Oppo has big plans for 2020 — Expect a smartwatch, true wireless earbuds, AR glasses, and more

At its Inno Day 2019 event in Shenzhen today, Oppo outlined its plans for the coming year and showcased a few new products that will be hitting the market. You probably only associate the Chinese company with smartphones, but that's about to change as it seeks to diversify its portfolio with a range of interconnected devices.

Oppo wants to build out an ecosystem comprising AI-enhanced IoT products such as true wireless earbuds, smartwatches, 5G routers, and even a pair of AR glasses. Enabling new human-machine interactions is a key focus of Oppo's ambitious expansion plans, and 5G connectivity will also be at the center of everything they do in 2020.

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