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OnePlus 8 series rumored to launch as soon as mid-April

OnePlus 8 series rumored to launch as soon as mid-April

In recent years, OnePlus has always launched its regular series around May/June and its improved T lineup around October/November. It looks like the company wants to switch things up a bit this time around, as TechRadar cites a source claiming OnePlus intends to present its next flagship mid-April this year.

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Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo Android smartphone could land months ahead of schedule

Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo Android smartphone could land months ahead of schedule

Microsoft's first Android phone is the Surface Duo, a folding device with two separate screens aimed at productivity work. The Duo was announced in October, and Microsoft expected to release it near the end of this year. However, if rumors are to be believed, the Duo could be released as early as this summer.

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Samsung Galaxy S11 renders show a quintet of cameras, centered punch-hole display, and no headphone jack

Samsung Galaxy S11 renders show a quintet of cameras, centered punch-hole display, and no headphone jack

The Samsung Galaxy S11 is expected to be released early next year, which means that the rumor mill is about to spin up any moment now. In fact, OnLeaks and 91mobiles have teamed up to release the first renders and hardware specifications of the upcoming flagship series, opening the leak festival with fanfare. It looks like the new devices will come with a five-camera array with a resolution of up to 108MP on the back, making the Pixel and the iPhone green with envy.

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Verizon plans to sell OnePlus smartphones, possibly in 2020

Verizon plans to sell OnePlus smartphones, possibly in 2020

Speaking to sources familiar with the companies' plans, Android Police has learned that Verizon has inked a partnership with Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus. Those sources have indicated that, based on the timeline of past deals, Verizon intends to release a OnePlus smartphone for sale on its network in 2020. It was unclear exactly when or which smartphone (or phones) would be the first to arrive on the carrier, or if they would support Verizon's nascent 5G mmWave technology (which OnePlus has previously shunned).

PhoneArena reported yesterday that Verizon is planning to exclusively carry the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition in the US, though our own sources were unable to corrborate an exact model or launch date.

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Google Assistant on the Pixel 4 might save you from listening to call hold music

Google Assistant on the Pixel 4 might save you from listening to call hold music

Having to be put on hold while calling a business is annoying, and having to listen to barely-recognizable music for an extended period of time while you wait a human to become available only makes it worse. Google already teased that a next-generation Assistant would be coming to future Pixel devices, and now we know one more trick it might have taking over call holds.

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[Update: Wear 3300] Qualcomm may finally deliver a smartwatch processor that doesn't suck

[Update: Wear 3300] Qualcomm may finally deliver a smartwatch processor that doesn't suck

According to a report by WinFuture, Qualcomm is planning another new chipset for Wear OS devices, even though the existing Wear 3100 has barely materialized in any devices. The upcoming silicon will feature 64-bit support, 12nm node, Cortex A53 CPU cores, and is alleged to go by one of two potential names: "Snapdragon Wear 429" or "Snapdragon Wear 2700". In short, it sounds like it might actually bring some decent performance to the platform.

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Samsung's next foldable phone could be a lot like Motorola's unreleased RAZR

Samsung's next foldable phone could be a lot like Motorola's unreleased RAZR

According to Korean tech outlet ET News, Samsung's next foldable smartphone won't look much like the delayed Galaxy Fold at all. In fact, it's in many ways going to be quite the opposite - particularly in the way it folds.

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NVIDIA code points to forthcoming desktop mode, possible 2-in-1 SHIELD Tablet

NVIDIA code points to forthcoming desktop mode, possible 2-in-1 SHIELD Tablet

Nvidia news and rumors are always exciting, even here in the Android space. The company best known for its graphics cards earned a lot of positive vibes in our neck of the woods with the Shield (Portable), Shield Tablets, and of course, the Shield TV. Because of this good reputation, whenever news about a new Shield product emerge, people (read: me) get excited. XDA found in some digging that Nvidia could possibly be working on a 2-in-1 tablet.

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Google Home Hub rumored to be renamed 'Nest Hub'

Google Home Hub rumored to be renamed 'Nest Hub'

Late last month, some mentions of the Nest Hub Max were spotted on the Google Store. We thought it was odd that Google would choose to brand it as a Nest product given that its current smart display is called the Home Hub, but there are now rumors that the Home Hub will be renamed as "Nest Hub."

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Ecobee's first smart home camera allegedly leaks in photos

Ecobee's first smart home camera allegedly leaks in photos

Ecobee already competes directly with Nest in the smart thermostat game, and according to smart home blog Zatz Not Funny, it looks like it's about to do the same with smart cameras. Two photos of the camera were leaked, though details are otherwise sparse thus far.

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