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Galaxy Z Flip first impressions: Folding phones have turned the corner

Samsung's new Galaxy Z Flip, the company's latest folding phone, has been making plenty of waves in recent days — first for being the world's very first glass folding phone, and later for being more delicate than "glass" would imply. I've only had the day to play with the phone following our very brief time with it at Samsung's event, and while I'm trying to reserve my full judgment for later, I have to say: So far, I really like it.

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Microsoft YourPhone will bring RCS to Windows, provided you have a Galaxy S20

YourPhone is a powerful productivity tool, allowing you to mirror your display to your PC, and even make voice calls on your Windows machine. Today, Microsoft announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S20 series is bringing RCS to your computer.

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You can still pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip from AT&T and Sprint

Samsung may have sold through its entire stock of Galaxy Z Flip devices for right now, but you can still snag one from carriers. Both AT&T and Sprint have the Z Flip available for purchase, but you will have to wait a few weeks. Oh, and you'll also have to spend a lot of money.

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Unsurprisingly, DisplayMate says the Galaxy S20 Ultra has the best OLED ever (Updated)

Some things are just inevitable. The tides go in, the tides go out. Sunrise, sunset. Samsung releases a new phone, and it has a slightly better OLED than the last one. It's an inescapable truth, confirmed again thanks to DisplayMate. The new display king is, of course, the Galaxy Note 10+ S20 Ultra.

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Galaxy Z Flip teardown confirms fragile glass display beneath protective plastic layer

Since JerryRigEverything's Zach took his picks to the Galaxy Z Flip, there's been a lot of debate around the web concerning Samsung's claim that it's using an ultra-thin layer of glass in the folding phone's display. Thanks to a new teardown by PBKreviews on YouTube, we now have confirmation that there is indeed a sheet of flexible glass in the Z Flip, but it's not as durable as you might hope.

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Samsung will sell two 25W fast-charging USB-C power banks for the Galaxy S20 (Update: US pricing)

Samsung announced a slew of accessories for its new Galaxy S20 line-up yesterday, but failed to mention the one gadget everyone needs these days: battery packs. They may not be as sexy as LED or Kvadrat cases, but they can be real lifesavers, and soon Samsung will be selling an powerful pair of power banks with up to 25W USB-C output.

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The Galaxy Z Flip's glass display fails at almost every level in JerryRigEverything's torture test

Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip was billed as the first folding phone with a glass display, but thanks to a "protective layer," the top-most surface you actually interact with is only as durable as a plastic screen protector. In a testing video published earlier today, Zack Nelson of JerryRigEverything showed off how easily the phone's display scratches, in the end, literally poking holes in it.

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These high-FPS games are ready for the Galaxy S20's 120Hz screen

The Samsung Galaxy S20 is the first mainstream Android phone to feature an (optional) 120Hz display refresh rate mode, following the Asus ROG Phone II and its fellow gaming devices on the heels. That makes the Galaxy S20's interface extra smooth, but dedicated 120fps content utilizing the new capabilities is still few and far between. The best way to push the display to its limit is by testing some games, and we've got you covered with a selection of more than 200 high frame rate titles we're currently aware of.

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LineageOS 16 Pie arrives on the Moto G7, Xperia Z3, and other phones

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM out there, boasting official support for dozens of phones and tablets. The project is best known for breathing new life into older devices, and since we last covered Lineage, builds have become available for nine more phones ⁠— including some old favorites.

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Pay attention, Google: Every Galaxy S20 model has at least 12GB of RAM

It's almost comical how much RAM some Android devices have at this point. The Asus Zenfone 6 Edition 30, Xiaomi Black Share 2 Pro, and Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition all have 12GB of RAM, and now Samsung is joining the you-can-never-have-too-much-memory club.

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