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The Snapdragon 768G is Qualcomm's latest mid-tier 5G processor for gamers

The Snapdragon 768G is Qualcomm's latest mid-tier 5G processor for gamers

Everybody wants a 5G phone these days, but what's that tech going to cost you? We’re beginning to see an influx of mid-range phones that can latch onto a 5G network, without you having to pay the ultra-premium price of flagships. One thing that’s common across these devices is their processor — the Snapdragon 765G, which Qualcomm introduced not too long ago. Just a few months later, the chip maker is already announcing a follow-up with a few minor upgrades, the Snapdragon 768G.

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Samsung giving away free Galaxy Buds with unlocked Galaxy A51 purchases

Samsung giving away free Galaxy Buds with unlocked Galaxy A51 purchases

After having an early run elsewhere around the world, Samsung is preparing to inundate the U.S. market with a half-dozen lower-cost smartphones this year — including the company's first cut-price 5G phones. Two of those phones are launching tomorrow: the Galaxy A01 and the Galaxy A51.

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The 5G is too damn high

The 5G is too damn high

When's the last time you really, deeply lamented the fact that your phone's mobile data connection wasn't marginally—maybe 10 or 20%—faster? Never? Because right now, and for the foreseeable future, that's statistically all 5G is going to get you. In return, manufacturers of 5G phones are asking for a hell of a lot from you, the consumer. Specifically, the dubious real-world benefits of 5G come attached to phones that are becoming legitimately, ludicrously expensive.

OnePlus wants a minimum of $700 for its cheapest 5G phone, and Verizon wants another $100 on top of that for its version with (currently literally pointless) mmWave 5G.

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T-Mobile offering up to $350 off a OnePlus 8 or 7T with new line or trade-in

T-Mobile offering up to $350 off a OnePlus 8 or 7T with new line or trade-in

In the U.S., two of the big four carriers will be selling the OnePlus 8 — not the OnePlus 8 Pro — starting April 28 at 9 p.m. PDT: T-Mobile and Verizon. The self-proclaimed Un-carrier intends on making a splash with the new launch by giving away phones to its subscribers and rounding up as many switchers as possible with big discounts on both the 8 as well as the 7T.

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Nubia's powerhouse RedMagic 5G gaming phone with blazing 144Hz display now widely available starting at just $579 (Sponsored)

Nubia's powerhouse RedMagic 5G gaming phone with blazing 144Hz display now widely available starting at just $579 (Sponsored)

For years, the RedMagic series from Nubia has been pushing the boundaries of mobile gaming hardware, delivering powerful devices for affordable prices that largely make gaming on a phone enjoyable. After a release earlier last month, Nubia is ready for the broader launch of its newest gaming smartphone, the RedMagic 5G. Here's everything you need to know about Nubia's beastly device, plus how you can order one starting today.

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LG V60 ThinQ Dual Screen review: Low-key flagship with a smart price

LG V60 ThinQ Dual Screen review: Low-key flagship with a smart price

LG's got a new design language in the works — a fresh take on its phones that's supposed to usher the company into this decade with a clean look and some updated thinking towards flagship hardware. But before we turn the page to that next chapter, we've still got its first big 2020 launch to check out, the 5G-equipped, Dual Screen, 865-packing LG V60 ThinQ.

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Motorola's $1,000 Edge+ is coming exclusively to Verizon next month

Motorola's $1,000 Edge+ is coming exclusively to Verizon next month

Motorola has slowly dropped out of the flagship phone race in recent years, but it's coming roaring back in 2020 with the Edge+. It's got all the latest hardware including a Snapdragon 865, millimeter wave 5G, and a gaggle of camera sensors. It also has the curviest curved OLED panel you've ever seen. You'll only be able to see it on Verizon, though. Motorola has a cheaper version of this device called simply the Motorola Edge, but we know much less about its release plans here.

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Galaxy S20 owners on Sprint will soon have access to T-Mobile's nationwide 5G

Galaxy S20 owners on Sprint will soon have access to T-Mobile's nationwide 5G

The consummation of Sprint and T-Mobile's merger, in addition a whole slew of other consequences, means two cellular networks are coming together. The New T-Mobile is already building on Sprint's mid-band 2.5GHz spectrum licenses — prized for giving a balance of speed and coverage for 5G — in a couple of major cities while Sprint customers already roaming on T-Mobile LTE can soon access 600MHz 5G if they have the right phone.

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EE phone masts in UK suffer 22 new attacks over Easter from anti-5G campaigners

EE phone masts in UK suffer 22 new attacks over Easter from anti-5G campaigners

The coronavirus pandemic, as with most major global events, has inspired a number of conspiracy theories that are in no way supported by scientific fact. Assuming COVID-19 isn't the invention of Bill Gates, another fanciful theory asserts that 5G networks are in some way to blame. It's natural to dismiss this type of tin foil thinking as mostly harmless, but things have now escalated to the point where three 5G masts in the UK have been attacked, with arson by conspiracy theorists named as the probable cause.

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Verizon's OnePlus 8 will cost more, but features unique support for mmWave 5G

Verizon's OnePlus 8 will cost more, but features unique support for mmWave 5G

First was T-Mobile in 2018. Then came Sprint last year. Now, Verizon is carrying its first OnePlus phone for sale. The OnePlus 8 5G UW — yep, that's the name Big Red's going with — will be available to buy from April 29 for $800. But unlike any other model of OnePlus 8, this one will be the only one to support millimeter wave 5G.

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