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Google's Pixel 6 may have a smaller, centered selfie cam

Google's Pixel 6 may have a smaller, centered selfie cam

An upcoming Pixel phone — possibly the Pixel 6, if expectations pan out — is set to have an upgraded and centered Galaxy S21-style hole-punch camera, according to a recent teardown. Tidbits hidden in the latest Google Camera app update regarding an upcoming device code-named Oriole point to the change, which would be a departure in design from both last year's Pixel 5 and 4a series, and a change from the leaked design of the upcoming Pixel 5a.

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Pixel 5's hole punch can be hidden on Android 12

Pixel 5's hole punch can be hidden on Android 12

Many phones with notches or camera holes have options to 'hide' the cutout, usually by filling in the space around it with a black background and/or shifting the status bar down. Google offered the feature on the Pixel 3 XL, and now it's coming to the newer Pixel 5.

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Energy Ring brings hole-punch battery indicator to your new Pixel 4a and Note20 Ultra

Energy Ring brings hole-punch battery indicator to your new Pixel 4a and Note20 Ultra

Energy Ring offers a neat way to put that obtrusive camera cutout to some good use. In the last few months, the app has moved beyond Samsung phones to cover a whole host of devices from other brands as well. In line with that, Energy Ring has now added support for two of the newest entries in the smartphone market — the Pixel 4a and the Galaxy Note20 Ultra.

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Energy Ring battery indicator picks up support for OnePlus Nord

Energy Ring battery indicator picks up support for OnePlus Nord

The Energy Ring battery indicator is pretty popular among folks with so-called "punch-hole" camera cutout-equipped phones, as is its sister app Energy Notch. Now Energy Ring has picked up support for the OnePlus Nord.

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Samsung's upcoming A21s phone leaks with a rumored starting price of €199

Samsung's upcoming A21s phone leaks with a rumored starting price of €199

Someone call the plumber because Samsung has sprung another leak. Coming on the heels of the Galaxy Fold Lite rumors, it looks like a new contender from Samsung will be entering the budget arena soon. The A21s allegedly features a 6.5-inch hole-punch display, 48MP camera sensor, and a low price tag.

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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro get camera cutout battery indicators courtesy of Energy Ring

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro get camera cutout battery indicators courtesy of Energy Ring

Energy Ring is a fun way to put the unsightly hole-punch cameras on smartphone screens to better use, turning them into battery indicators. But the app maker’s close association with Samsung flagships so far, possibly due to their enormous global userbase, has meant that other phone users felt left out. In a change of course, the super customizable app is putting an end to this exclusivity, and is now adding support for its first non-Samsung phones: the newly announced OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.

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Samsung's official Galaxy S10 wallpapers all try really hard to hide the display cutout

Samsung's official Galaxy S10 wallpapers all try really hard to hide the display cutout

Some people aren't thrilled with the placement of the Galaxy S10 series' hole-punch cutout, and Samsung seems to be very aware of that. All of the S10's wallpapers conveniently fade to black at their top right corners, which is an interesting tactic. The six new wallpapers are now available for your viewing and downloading pleasure.

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Detailed Galaxy S10 and S10+ photos leak, revealing hole-punch displays and triple rear camera setups

Detailed Galaxy S10 and S10+ photos leak, revealing hole-punch displays and triple rear camera setups

With a little under a month until the Galaxy S10 lineup is officially unveiled, it's not surprising that we're seeing more and more leaks. About a week ago, an employee's phone was spotted being used on the bus, and we just saw a photo of an S10 with an apparent "Blockchain KeyStore" yesterday. However, today's leak is the most comprehensive, showcasing all angles of both the S10 and S10+.

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Honor View20 review: Flagship performance and photography for a more palatable price

Honor View20 review: Flagship performance and photography for a more palatable price

Since Samsung unveiled the Infinity-O display, anticipation has been building for notchless phones with what's become known as the hole-punch camera cutout. The View20, from Huawei sub-brand Honor, was unveiled in Paris today for the European market after debuting in Hong Kong at the end of 2018. From a purely aesthetic point of view, it's certainly refreshing. The 4.5mm camera hole might not be quite as inconspicuous as Honor's marketing materials would have us believe, but it's got to be better than a notch, right?

The other major selling point of the View20 is that it's the first phone to ship with a 48MP camera sensor — the Sony IMX586 CMOS — with tiny 0.8 μm pixels.

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Alleged Galaxy S10+ prototype caught live on bus, revealing hole-punch design with dual front cameras

Alleged Galaxy S10+ prototype caught live on bus, revealing hole-punch design with dual front cameras

It turns out that public transportation is useful not just to get from A to B, but also for spotting unreleased devices. A photo of an alleged Galaxy S10 with a hole-punch display was posted on r/Samsung several hours ago, with a claimed Samsung employee joining the comments section with some more information and even an impromptu AMA.

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