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Android 10 update for Sprint OnePlus 7 Pro 5G now rolling out (Updated)

Android 10 update for Sprint OnePlus 7 Pro 5G now rolling out (Updated)

While the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro received Android 10 in September, the company has been very quiet about when the latest major release would hit its first 5G phone, the 7 Pro 5G. CEO Pete Lau finally took to the OnePlus forums with information on the update, but he's bearing bad news. Due to "more rigorous tests, debugging and optimizations" than anticipated, the manufacturer is expecting to launch Android 10 in the first quarter of 2020.

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T-Mobile is about to boost LTE speeds by renting unused 600MHz spectrum

T-Mobile is about to boost LTE speeds by renting unused 600MHz spectrum

COVID-19 is disrupting daily life in unprecedented ways. T-Mobile has already opted to close many of its retail locations, and now it wants to speed up your data. People may be relying on their mobile connections more than ever, so T-Mobile is renting some unused band 71 spectrum around the US.

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Galaxy S20 sales are here: Here are the best release-day deals from carriers, retailers, and Samsung

Galaxy S20 sales are here: Here are the best release-day deals from carriers, retailers, and Samsung

Samsung put out its phones. We've put out our review. You've yet to make a purchase decision. It's okay. If you didn't pre-order a Galaxy S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra, don't worry: depending on which retailer your prefer, you may have greater incentive to buy a shiny new 5G phone today. We've got the details on all the sweeteners these brands are offering to get a shiny new slab in your hands.

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America isn't ready for 5G, even if our phones are

America isn't ready for 5G, even if our phones are

5G will be the cause of transformative, disruptive changes across our world. At least, that was the promise. As fifth-generation wireless networks begin rolling out across the globe in 2020, though, the world's richest economy feels further behind than ever in the race to deploy new spectrum and networks to accommodate this major technical shift. And that trend shows few signs of letting up for years to come.

While American telecom operators AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint all have grand visions and big plans for 5G here in the US, none currently have the ability to deploy broad 5G networks that will be both comparable in size to and significantly more performant than their existing advanced 4G LTE networks.

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AT&T will start rolling out its mmWave 5G network along the S20 launch

AT&T will start rolling out its mmWave 5G network along the S20 launch

There are two types of 5G networks: The ultra-fast, 2Gbps mmWave technology most prominently deployed by Verizon, and the barely-faster-than-4G sub-6GHz system that has a much better range and penetration than its faster sibling. AT&T has been offering the latter since late 2019 in a few cities, but it now has announced that it will also open its own mmWave network to the public starting Friday, calling it "5G+."

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Samsung's making an 'optimized OLED display for 5G smartphones'

Samsung's making an 'optimized OLED display for 5G smartphones'

5G is a new technology that could eventually change the way we use our phones, but right now, it's also a buzzword, and it's one that companies are all too happy to abuse. Whether it's Verizon announcing it's bringing mmWave 5G to four street corners in a random town, or AT&T straight-up lying with its glorified LTE "5GE," the 5G abuse never seems to stop, and now Samsung's announcing a new OLED screen "optimized" for — you guessed it — 5G.

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The Vivo IQOO 3 is a cut-price flagship with a Snapdragon 865 and 55W charging

The Vivo IQOO 3 is a cut-price flagship with a Snapdragon 865 and 55W charging

Vivo sub-brand IQOO has just announced its latest phone in India and it's got a relatively impressive set of specs. Among the headline features are pressure-sensitive "Monster Touch" shoulder buttons and 4D vibration engine intended to woo gamers as well as 55W fast charging.

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Sony unveils 5G flagship Xperia 1 II and mid-range Xperia 10 II (Update: Xperia Pro with HDMI input)

Sony unveils 5G flagship Xperia 1 II and mid-range Xperia 10 II (Update: Xperia Pro with HDMI input)

Sony's smartphone design language has long stagnated, but last year, the company stepped up its game with the Xperia 1 and 10, coming with 21:9 displays and slightly more rounded corners than Xperia devices of old. Today, the company has released the follow-ups for these two phones, the Xperia 1 II and 10 II (speak: Xperia 1 mark 2), stepping up both handsets' cameras and resurrecting the headphone jack on the high-end device. It's also Sony's first to come with 5G.

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HTC says it will release a 5G phone this year

HTC says it will release a 5G phone this year

HTC hasn't released a new flagship smartphone since the poorly-designed U12+ in mid-2018, and the company's most recent budget device was last year's Exodus 1s (which shipped with Android Oreo). HTC doesn't seem to be done with phones quite yet, as it plans to produce a 5G device sometime this year.

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Galaxy S20 pre-orders are on: Here are the best deals from carriers, retailers, and Samsung (Update: Amazon)

Galaxy S20 pre-orders are on: Here are the best deals from carriers, retailers, and Samsung (Update: Amazon)

If you've been waiting for your chance to reserve a Galaxy S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra in the United States, today's the day you can do so. Major carriers and retailers are scrambling over themselves in enticing you to buy these 5G phones (and that complementary 5G wireless service) from them and it can be a messy time trying to sort out what's going on. So, here's our best attempt at just that!

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