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LG announces new mid-range K50S and K40S with large bezels, notch, and an Assistant button

LG just announced two new-midrange phones a couple of weeks ahead of IFA 2019. As usual with the company, it has shared limited details and will release more information in Berlin starting September 6. We already know both handsets are improved versions of the K40 and K50, which were unveiled a few months ago.

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[Update: A10e Verizon sales] Samsung is finally bringing one of its good mid-range smartphones to the US

A cheap triple-camera phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a headphone jack? The Galaxy A50 is just exactly that. It's been doing the rounds in Eurasia for three months at this point and is due to hit one carrier starting this Thursday, June 13, for a pretty darn decent price. And if that weren't enough, the United States is also bound to take on the Galaxy A20 and A10e as well in later weeks.

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MediaTek targets gamers on a budget with new Helio G90 series chipsets

If you take a look at how gaming smartphones are comprised, you'll find that the OEM usually draws from off-the-shelf components and augments them with software or extra hardware, like thermal coolants, to juice up performance. When it comes to SoCs, most chipmakers have come to integrate new features into their products in pushing for a strident gaming experience, but MediaTek has decided to christen a new line of chipsets for devices dedicated to the grind.

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Galaxy Note 10 tipped for Unpacked event on August 7

Samsung, as with anything or anyone else, has its ups and downs, but the swings and roundabouts this year have been vast: the bread-and-butter Galaxy S10 series has been selling at a decent clip, but the bleeding-edge Galaxy Fold was kept out of market due to engineering concerns. The company may be pinning its hopes on another upswing with the release of the Galaxy Note 10 and we now have a good idea of when that will happen.

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The OnePlus 7 Pro will be available on May 17th, starts at $670

Details regarding the OnePlus 7 Pro have leaked consistently over the last few weeks, but the phone was formally unveiled just today at the company's launch event in New York City. The phone delivers quite a few new features, including a 6.67" 90Hz display and a pop-up front-facing camera, and improvement to haptics, as well as all the accouterments expected in a 2019 flagship like a Snapdragon 855 SoC, proprietary fast-charging upgrades (30W this time around), and super-fast UFS 3.0 storage. You get all that starting at $670.

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Huawei teases powerful optical zoom for its late March P30 announcement

February is going to be full of announcements, beginning with Samsung's Unpacked event tomorrow, followed by many more during Mobile World Congress next week. Huawei, though, has preferred to stay away from the crowd and decided to wait another month to officially unveil its P30 flagship, which it says will rewrite the rules.

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Epic Games is launching its own store, will come to Android in 2019

Tim Sweeney, the founder of Epic Games, has just announced the upcoming launch of the Epic Games store. At first it will only contain a few select titles for PC and Mac, but eventually, it will open up to include Android games. This is all set to take place sometime in 2019, but the big news is that developers will get to keep 88% of the revenue. Compared to Google's, Apple's, and Steam's 30% cut, this is going to be a big selling point.

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Meet the OnePlus 6T: In-display fingerprint reader, improved photos, no headphone jack, coming to T-Mobile

At the company's event today in New York City, OnePlus has revealed its expected mid-cycle refresh. The new OnePlus 6T has most of the same internals as the 6, but swaps the rear fingerprint reader for a fancy new in-display model while sliming down its notch. The headphone jack is sadly gone, but battery size has been bumped up to 3,700mAh together with improved camera performance. Prices start at $549 with general availability set for November 1st from both OnePlus and T-Mobile. You can also use this referral link to get $20 off accessories if you buy a OnePlus 6T from OnePlus.

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HTC reveals the U12 Life: A slightly boring mid-range phone that won't be coming to the US

HTC is continuing its recent attempts to sell phones in the so-called "premium mid-range" market with the newly announced U12 Life. Specs are about what you'd expect for incremental improvement over last year's U11 Life, with a 6" 1080p-equivalent 2:1 display, new dual camera configuration, and Google Pixel-reminiscent two-tone rear design. Unlike last year's model, though, this one won't be coming to the US.

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Galaxy Note9 is official: Bigger battery, powered S Pen, and Fortnite for $1,000

In keeping with Samsung's yearly tradition, the latest entry in the Note series has been formally revealed. The new Note9, like the S9 before it, is an incremental advancement over its predecessor rather than an outright revolution in design. Packing the latest Snapdragon 845 and a sizeably increased 4,000mAh battery, Samsung's new Note phone includes all the best features we have come to expect from a 2018 flagship, with none of the notch. In keeping with the swelling specifications, the price has also increased to a round $1,000.

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