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Pixel 4 roundup: Release date, rumors, pricing, features, and more

Google's Pixel 4 (and presumably Pixel 4 XL) aren't anticipated to land any time soon, but plenty of details have leaked out early — and that's without mentioning Google's own teasing. With all these details floating around, we've assembled the info we have right now into a list that's easy to parse in a convenient question-and-answer format.

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[Update: Samsung shares details] Xiaomi will have Samsung's future 100MP camera on a phone someday

The highly-competitive smartphone industry has plenty of numbers games it plays. One of them is with camera resolution: the next big milestone to reach is the magic 100MP mark and companies are jockeying for pole position. In the latest shuffle, Samsung, which makes smartphone cameras, and Xiaomi, a longtime supply client, have jointly announced that 64MP and 108MP (!) cameras are coming to the Chinese OEM's phones.

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OnePlus Nightscape mode coming to telephoto and ultra-wide cameras on the OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus has made great strides in camera quality over the last few years. Whereas past OP cameras have been "good for the price," the OnePlus 7 Pro is just plain "good." It's going to get a little better soon, though. OnePlus product manager Zake Zhang says the night camera mode will come to all the device's cameras soon.

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Amazon announces Blink XT2 wireless security camera with two-year battery life

Amazon is deep into this smart home thing—it has Ring with video doorbells, cameras, and security sensors, but there's also Blink. Amazon scooped up Blink in 2017, and now it has revealed the new XT2 camera. It promises two years of usage on one set of batteries and includes more features than the previous Blink XT.

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Nest announces new privacy commitments, option to migrate to Google account for added security (Updated)

Nest's business model involves sticking internet-connected HD cameras in people's homes, so naturally, security is essential. Nest has announced a new commitment to privacy and security. Nest promises to be more open about what it does with your data, and you'll have the option of migrating to a Google account.

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[Update: Still available for now] Arlo seemingly axes annual camera subscription options

Arlo has traditionally offered a great value in its cloud storage plans, but that value might be taking a hit today. The Arlo website seems to have been updated to remove the annual camera subscription options. All you have left now are the slightly more spendy monthly plans.

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Ring 'Neighborhoods' program asks users to share their camera feeds with police

Ring is rolling out a new crime-fighting initiative today as part of its Neighborhoods portal, which was previously only open to users. Now, Ring has a special version of Neighborhoods for law enforcement, allowing officers to see local alerts from Ring users and request access to your videos. The facts of this story are less crazy than some of the headlines would lead you to believe, but there are still a number of troubling aspects.

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Arlo Ultra launch is a mess: Suspended sales, cloud storage price hikes, and persistent bugs

Arlo announced the Arlo Ultra 4K camera system late last year, and we got a closer look at the cameras during CES in January. Arlo needed a hit after a disappointing fourth quarter, but the Ultra cameras aren't off to a great start. Best Buy has apparently halted sales of the cameras following negative reviews and customer complaints.

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Arlo Ultra cameras will also come in black

Former Netgear subsidiary Arlo has started shipping its new 4K Arlo Ultra camera system, which includes a new body design. That's not the only physical change. All Arlo cameras until now have been white, but it looks like the Arlo will offer a black version as well.

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The Xiaomi Yi 1080p home security camera is a steal at $25 on Amazon

Surveillance cameras can get pricey, with higher-end models going for hundreds of dollars a pop. Xiaomi-owned Yi offers a pretty affordable option in its 1080p home security camera. Normally $30.99, it's even cheaper right now with a couple of discounts on Amazon.

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