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Dual-SIM Galaxy S20+ is just $800 on eBay, $400 less than the US model (Update: Now $770)

The new Galaxy S20 series is extremely expensive, so much so that Samsung is keeping the S10 series in production as the budget alternative. If you're okay with buying a model intended for international markets, you can now get a dual-SIM Galaxy S20+ for just $799.99 — $400 below what the US model costs.

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Samsung promises to bring Android 10's gesture navigation to third-party launchers in future software update

Samsung's upcoming One UI 2.5 update will deliver support for full-screen gesture navigation in third party launchers, according to a statement made by a Samsung representative on the company's community forums. That means you'll be able to use things like Lawnchair or Nova Launcher on One UI 2.5 devices without giving up the new gesture navigation system to do it.

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How to transfer your phone's apps, messages, and photos to your new Galaxy S20

Getting a new phone is an exciting experience, especially when you take it out of the box for the first time. But when you're so interested in getting up and running, having to slow down as you import data, rearrange the homescreen, and transfer all of your stuff can put a damper on that excitement. Setting up your new Galaxy S20 couldn't be easier, though, thanks to Samsung Smart Switch.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 owners are experiencing GPS lock issues

The Galaxy S20 lineup comes with exceptional hardware and Samsung's familiar high-end design, but just like any tech product, they're not perfect. We were not too impressed by the ratio of the S20 Ultra's capabilities and its price, and now an issue has popped up that affects the whole S20 series: Some people report that they can't get a GPS lock in Google Maps and Waze on their brand-new phones.

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Energy Ring brings its hole-punch battery indicator to the Galaxy S20

Ever since the launch of the Galaxy S10 last year, developers have had a whale of a time making fun and exciting apps for the camera cutout. One of my favorites is Energy Ring, an app that, as the name implies, puts a ring around the hole-punch to represent your battery level. Due to the different display sizes and aspect ratios, the developer released a separate version of the app for the Note 10 series, and has now done the same for the S20 range.

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Samsung Pay getting dark mode support

Samsung Pay is finally getting support for dark mode/theme, based on recent reports. Although it doesn't seem to be rolling out widely just yet, a few folks have spotted the change live on their own devices, which switches the sometimes blinding black-on-white default to a nighttime friendly white-on-almost-black.

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Samsung begins mass producing faster 512GB eUFS 3.1 storage chips

Many of us often overlook the significant role that our phone’s storage plays in making operation feel snappy. Faster storage modules bring about a great deal of improvement and are becoming increasingly crucial with newfound camera features like 8K video recording — requiring a large chunk of bandwidth, given the final size of 8K videos. Future flagships will be capable of handling such data better using eUFS 3.1 modules, which Samsung has recently started to mass-produce.

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Samsung's PlayGalaxy Link game streaming service is shutting down after only 3 months

After coming to light last summer and going live in December 2019, Samsung's PC to phone game streaming platform PlayGalaxy Link is already not long for this world. Only three months into its beta, Samsung has announced that the service will be shut down on March 27.

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Unlocked Galaxy Note9 drops to lowest price yet during one-day sale ($400 off)

Are you a fan of Samsung phones with large screens but don't want to drop $1000 or more on a Galaxy S20? Then you may be interested in the latest DOTD at Amazon, where you can grab a factory unlocked Galaxy Note9 in the color of your choice. While both storage options are discounted, the 128GB version is the star of this sale as it's available for an all-time low of $599.99 after a $400 markdown. The 512GB model is currently available for $749.99, which is $500 less than the MSRP but doesn't quite stack up to discounts we've seen in the past.

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The best Android smartphones you can buy right now (Spring 2020)

There are a lot of Android phones on the market, and while it's great there are so many choices, the abundance of phones can sometimes feel overwhelming. Is the Galaxy S10 still a good phone to buy? Which of OnePlus' four devices is best? We're here to answer those questions (and many others), with this list of the best Android smartphones to buy. There's something for every budget and taste, and we have all of the information you need to make an informed purchase.

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