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United Kingdom may remove all Huawei equipment from its 5G networks

Huawei has been in hot water for over a year now, with the United States blocking most trade with the company and various countries ripping out Huawei-made equipment from its 5G networks. The United Kingdom is still buying hardware from Huawei to build its telecom networks, but that could soon change.

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T-Mobile OnePlus 8 update adds new 5G band support

The OnePlus 8 is available as an unlocked device, but T-Mobile and Verizon have their own versions. T-Mobile and OnePlus are rolling out an update today that enhances the phone's 5G support with two new bands. You might not run into those bands right now, but now you'll have them for the future.

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Verizon now supports 5G uploads across its network

Verizon announced a few bits of 5G news today, including its 35th market in San Diego. The most notable change is support for 5G uploads in all those markets starting now. Uploads probably won't be as fast as 5G downloads, but speeds should be noticeably quicker than LTE.

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Poco F2 Pro debuts as basically a Redmi K30 Pro running the Poco launcher

Poco’s first phone created quite a stir back in 2018 when it came out rocking the then-flagship Snapdragon 845 chip for an astonishingly low price tag of about $300. It took the Xiaomi spin-off close to two years to deliver its hotly anticipated follow-up, which finally landed on a global stage today. Named F2 Pro, the 2020 Poco flagship has received a serious spec bump from the previous model but has lost the price advantage that helped the brand stand out in its early days.

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T-Mobile, already eating Verizon's 5G lunch, building thousands of mid-band sites a month

T-Mobile is getting busy building out 5G with Sprint's prized 2.5GHz spectrum. The company is working towards transitioning legacy customers over to the new network over the next few years — albeit in an ugly way for some — and that means making sure the new technology's robust enough to be attractive. The bottom line, then, is that we should expect to see 2.5GHz everywhere and soon.

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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

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

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

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)

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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