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ASUS announces ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition: 1TB storage, 2Gbps LTE downloads (Update: US launch)

ASUS only recently announced the ROG Phone II, but now as we get started with IFA 2019 the manufacturer is already delivering a fresh variant of its gaming handset, revealing the new Ultimate Edition. Not too much has changed compared to the original ROG Phone II (now dubbed the Elite Edition) — other than the color scheme, faster storage, and an upgraded LTE download speeds, the hardware's identical.

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[Update: Global launch] Nubia reveals slightly improved Red Magic 3S with new Snapdragon 855 Plus

Nubia is all about frequent release cycles, apparently beating even OnePlus with how often it pushes out incremental improvements to its ostensibly gaming-focused Red Magic series. The latest Red magic 3S, announced earlier today, continues that trend. As the name may imply, it's basically Red Magic 3 but with a bit more "S" — in this case, "speed" from a slightly faster Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset.

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The 'new' Huawei P30 Pro comes with Android 10 and a fresh two-tone design

During IFA 2019 in Berlin, Huawei didn't only launch brand new products and devices such as the Kirin 990 5G chipset; it also introduced a new take on its successful zoom camera phone, the P30 Pro. Along with a redesigned back that now sports a two-tone matte and mirrored glass design, the device is also Huawei's first to feature Android 10. However, this re-release doesn't have anything to do with the impending US trade ban. Instead, Huawei tells us that it had planned the new color options for quite some time.

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Puma, Michael Kors, Armani, and Diesel all introduced Snapdragon Wear 3100 smartwatches at IFA

IFA is all about consumer electronics, so of course, the trade show also features the release of new Wear OS hardware. In particular, Fossil sub-brands Puma, Michael Kors, Armani, and Diesel will be offering new wearables in the coming weeks. Other than the welcome addition of the Snapdragon Wear 3100, you won't find revolutionary technology in them, but if you enjoy smartwatches as fashion accessories and basic fitness trackers, you could find a device to your liking among them.

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The Moto E6 Plus has dual cameras and a 6.1-inch screen at €140

Motorola doesn't cater to the high-end market as much as it used to. Today it focuses on affordable smartphones instead, providing a huge range of wallet-friendly options. In addition to presenting the Motorola One Zoom during IFA 2019, the company also announced its latest E-series product, the Moto E6 Plus. Just like the E5 Plus before it, it's a minor upgrade over the regular E6 and is certainly the more powerful and premium-looking of the two, if you don't mind a notched display.

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Samsung can now turn your phone into a cash register with SoftPOS

Money changes hands — so it goes with capitalism. But there are plenty of ways to make that happen. Square, for example, makes smartphone and tablet peripherals for businesses to take payments from magstripe cards. Other people will use the emoji-ridden Venmo service from PayPal for entirely digital transactions. Samsung, however, is testing out a way to conduct in-person payments via phone or card using its phones and it's calling this new system SoftPOS.

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Amazfit announces GTS and Stratos 3 smartwatches with 14-day battery life, teases curved X model

The name "Huami" may not be familiar to most of you, but you'll definitely recognize one of its products: the Mi Band. The company has partnered with Xiaomi on wearables for several years and its Amazfit lineup is to smartwatches what the Mi Band is to activity trackers: very affordable, powerful, excellent for the money. At IFA, Huami announced two new models that'll be joining its collection, the Amazfit GTS and Stratos 3.

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Jabra’s new Elite 75t earbuds come with USB-C and last 7.5 hours on a single charge

The Elite 65t from Danish audio brand Jabra stand among the very best true wireless earbuds on the market, with great sound, decent battery life, and better call quality than the competition. At IFA 2019 in Berlin, Jabra has unveiled an intriguing follow up — the Elite 75t earbuds are 20% smaller, have been designed for greater comfort, and will get up to 7.5 hours on a single charge or 28 hours altogether with what's in the case.

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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 new Kirin 990 5G chipset will power the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Today at IFA 2019 in Berlin, Huawei has unveiled its next-generation silicon that will power its upcoming mobile products. The Kirin 990 5G is the world's first flagship 5G SoC and it will debut in the Huawei Mate 30 Pro — a product that likely won't ship with access to Google apps. A non-5G Kirin 990 will also come to other Huawei and Honor phones.

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