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The realme X is the most powerful "budget" smartphone I've ever used - and it could come to America

The realme X is the most powerful "budget" smartphone I've ever used - and it could come to America

When you think of a smartphone costing around $200 to $250, you probably think of a few brands: Nokia, Redmi, Motorola, or perhaps bigger names like Samsung and LG. And you also probably think of the compromises: middling cameras, lackluster LCD displays, slow charging, slow processors, and a generally mediocre experience. But as we all know, Chinese brands have been resetting those expectations - some more than others - and pushed aggressively to bring "flagship" features down to entry-level products. Realme, the budget sub-brand of Oppo, has a new phone called the realme X, and what you get for the cost of entry (around $215 in China) really is hard to believe.

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[Update: OTA, 3a images] Android Q Beta 3 is now available, delivers plenty of new features

[Update: OTA, 3a images] Android Q Beta 3 is now available, delivers plenty of new features

Following our previous expectations and just in time for developers in attendance at the ongoing I/O developer conference, Google has just pushed out downloads for Android Q Beta 3. OTAs don't seem to be pushing out via the traditional means just yet, but you can start sideloading the update on your Pixel now. Beta 3 also adds support for 15 other partner devices from 12 OEMs.

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Here are the Android Q Beta image links for third-party devices and some quirks to watch for

Here are the Android Q Beta image links for third-party devices and some quirks to watch for

If you don't have a Pixel phone to get into that sweet, sweet Android Q Beta business, you've got more than a dozen third-party phones that can help you get there. But with each phone comes its own catches, so we'll patch you through to the resources you need from the OEMs.

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Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi begin 5G battle in Switzerland with new phones from May 1

Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi begin 5G battle in Switzerland with new phones from May 1

Chinese manufacturers Huawei, OPPO, and Xiaomi are about to bring their first 5G phones to one of Europe's frontier battlegrounds for the new network technology: Switzerland. Swisscom is to launch sales of the OPPO Reno 5G from May 1 while Sunrise will sell the Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G starting May 2.

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'Superzoom' lenses will be the biggest thing to happen to smartphone cameras in years

'Superzoom' lenses will be the biggest thing to happen to smartphone cameras in years

For all the fanfare ultra wide angle cameras receive on the internet, it’s getting closer that has long presented the greatest frustration in smartphone photography. Digital zoom has been the stuff of tech-savvy humor for years, a feature reserved for those so illiterate in their usage of cameras as to not understand that it achieves the same end effect as cropping an un-zoomed photo with a simple editor. Why zoom at all, we say, when the camera isn’t able to gather any more data, but instead actually destroys it, and all for the sake of a noisy, blurry photo? While this has a strong ring of “technically true,” I also believe it fundamentally ignores and misunderstands why people use zoom in the first place - and also why I believe optical superzoom systems are the future of smartphone cameras.

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Oppo's Reno 10x lets you zoom closer than any Samsung phone - and costs way less

Oppo's Reno 10x lets you zoom closer than any Samsung phone - and costs way less

10x zoom seems to be a new benchmark for smartphone camera performance these days, and the latest company to offer a high-powered optical-hybrid zoom solution is Oppo, with its new Reno 10x flagship. The 10x refers to 10x zoom, which on the Reno is achieved by combining a 6x optical zoom 13MP "periscope" camera with output from the super high-res 48MP primary sensor on the phone for what Oppo calls a 10x "hybrid" zoom experience. The only other major smartphone offering similar optics is Huawei's P30 Pro, which starts at over $800 in the Chinese market. The Oppo Reno 10x will cost under $600 (3999CNY) for the base 6GB/128GB configuration in China - putting a very significant price gap between the two.

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Oppo Reno is official with 10x hybrid zoom and pop-up front camera

Oppo Reno is official with 10x hybrid zoom and pop-up front camera

We just covered a massive leak of the Oppo Reno yesterday, where all of its specs were spilled but there was no word on pricing. Today, the company has officially announced the device and said it's bringing two variants to the market: the 10x Zoom Edition and the Standard Edition.

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Oppo Reno leaks show ToF camera, 5x optical zoom, and multiple colors

Oppo Reno leaks show ToF camera, 5x optical zoom, and multiple colors

We know Oppo best as the sister company of OnePlus, with both manufacturers often sharing the same hardware across their products. That's not fair since Oppo is innovating a lot lately, especially in the camera sector. We even had the chance to test its prototype 10x optical zoom camera at MWC back in February. Then, in March, the company revealed in a flashy but meaningless video that it's working on a new device called Reno, scheduled to be released on April 24. Now, we've gathered more evidence from this device's specs in a full leak over at vopmart.com. It's sporting a 5x optical zoom camera, a sliding mechanism, and a ToF (Time-of-Flight) camera.

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Oppo's new phone gives us an early glimpse at the OnePlus 7, pop-up camera and all

Oppo's new phone gives us an early glimpse at the OnePlus 7, pop-up camera and all

It's hardly a secret that OnePlus follows the design language of a current Oppo smartphone — OnePlus 6T took after the Oppo R17 Pro/F9, OnePlus 6 after the Oppo R15 Pro/F7, OnePlus 5T after the Oppo R11S/F5, and OnePlus 5 after the Oppo R11/F3. If this trend continues, the OnePlus 7 may end up looking a lot like the Oppo F11 Pro, which just went on sale in the Indian market.

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LineageOS 16 Pie now rolling out to Pocophone F1, OnePlus phones, Galaxy S5, and other devices

LineageOS 16 Pie now rolling out to Pocophone F1, OnePlus phones, Galaxy S5, and other devices

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom Android ROMs available, with over two million active installations. The project officially ended support for the 14.1 (Android 7.1) branch a few days ago, in preparation for LineageOS 16. The 16.0 branch is finally rolling out, and it's bringing Android 9 Pie to dozens of phones and tablets.

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