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TCL's first smartphone could turn out to be a serious mid-range contender

Outside of the TV market, TCL isn't a very well-recognized company. Many find themselves surprised to learn that it develops and produces a significant number of smartphones under names like Blackberry, Alcatel, and Thomson. TCL has decided that it wants people's eyes on its own brand going forward. At IFA, the company announced the first phone to bear its name, the TCL Plex. Surprising capable hardware coupled with a low price (around $365 in Europe) could help it stand out among the plethora of other mid-range phones – if TCL manages to advertise its product effectively.

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The Moto E6 Plus is official with display notch and MediaTek chip

We saw the Moto E6 Plus leak just last week, and as expected, the device has become official at IFA. Motorola's newest budget smartphone might share most of its name with the recently launched Moto E6, but it's a very different phone. The display is bigger, it has more cameras, and it trades the Snapdragon chip for MediaTek.

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Philips announces new Hue devices including filament bulbs, a smart plug, and more

For years, Philips seemed content to just refresh its lineup of existing smart bulbs, but it's been getting fancier recently. There are more bulb styles than ever before, and it's finally added Bluetooth to the mix. At IFA, Philips has revealed a raft of new smart lighting products including bulbs, buttons, and its first smart plug.

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Sony Xperia 2 leaks ahead of IFA looking almost identical to the Xperia 1 [Update]

Sony is one of the few Android OEMs that still updates its flagship phone twice a year. Before prices can even come down on one Sony phone, there's a newer model. We expect Sony to replace the still very new Xperia 1 at IFA with the Xperia 2, and a handful of leaked images provide a sneak peek at that device. Spoiler: it looks like the Xperia 1.

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[Update: New images in blue] Nokia 7.2 and its 48MP camera surfaces ahead of HMD Global IFA event

Out of all the Android phones HMD Global has released under its Nokia brand license in the past few years, the Nokia 7.1 seems to have made the best impression in certain western markets like the United States. We're now coming close to a year since its announcement and there's a swell of excitement for an update. Fortunately, we do have some tacit confirmation that the Nokia 7.2 is a thing, thanks to optics supplier ZEISS.

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LG G8X renders forecast waterdrop notch and in-display fingerprint sensor

The IFA 2019 trade show in Berlin is just around the corner, and we now know a little more about what to expect from LG. The South Korean OEM looks set to launch an updated version of the LG G8 from earlier in the year alongside the dual-screen V60 it teased last week. Renders of the LG G8X, as it will reportedly be marketed, are now circulating courtesy of leaker Steve H.McFly, better known as @OnLeaks.

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Philips Hue rumored to launch its first Edison-style smart light bulbs this fall

If you're liking the look of a smart home, you might appreciate the color that Philips's Hue brand is providing with its light bulbs, lamps, and dimmer switches. But the company is apparently looking to expand beyond what it is offering this fall with a series of new fixtures, smart plugs, and Edison-style light bulbs.

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