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The OnePlus 7T is official: 90Hz display, Snapdragon 855 Plus, and a new super macro mode for $599

OnePlus' latest flagship is official, bringing a 90Hz "Fluid" display to the smaller, non-pro series of phones. In addition to a smooth new display, you also get a new super macro photo mode that can focus as close as an inch away from the phone, plus a faster Snapdragon 855 Plus. Availability is pretty far out, set for October 18th, with prices starting at $599.

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Watch the OnePlus 7T event livestream here

OnePlus fans gearing up for the company's latest hardware don't have long to wait. In mere minutes the livestream will be up, and you can watch it right here.

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Amazon debuts new Echo Show 8 smart display, noise-reducing earbuds, and more

When it comes to selling what it makes, Amazon's Echo speakers are the company's bread and butter. But those speakers were, at one point, experiments and they've had their time to grow — just as much as that AmazonBasics microwave turned into a smart oven, but whatevs. So, we're here to talk about the new Echo Show smart display, wireless earbuds, a lamp, a pair of sort-of-smart glasses and a sort-of-smart ring.

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Android 10 Go edition promises fast encryption, faster multi-tasking

The tech sector loves to talk about how the next billion smartphone users will come online. Google has backed one option, the feature phone-based KaiOS, as well as putting work into a modified version of its platform, Android Go edition. The company has been able to claim success with Go as over 80% of entry-level Android phone purchases in the last 18 months. Now, Google has given Android 10 its own Go edition, hoping to capitalize on recent performance improvements, feature additions, and size savings to its apps.

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New Blu G9 Pro elevates mid-range expectations, 20% off for launch

Most of the focus when it comes to smartphone news is on expensive, flagship phones — the latest features and designs are just more interesting subjects. But mid-range phones show how those features percolate down with time, like the recently announced Blu G9 Pro. Specs include an 8-core MediaTek SoC, 4,000mAh wireless and quick charging battery, 128GB of expandable storage, 4GB of RAM, three rear-facing cameras, and a teardrop-notched full HD screen. Set to be $250 later, the company has dropped the price by $50 to celebrate the launch.

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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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