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Possible Pixel 5a camera sample raises some interesting hardware questions about Google's next phone

Possible Pixel 5a camera sample raises some interesting hardware questions about Google's next phone

In demonstrating advances with its HDR image capture technique, Google may have tilted its sleeve a bit too far to reveal what may be a camera sample from the upcoming Pixel 5a.

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Discord ends $10 billion plus sale talks with Microsoft

Discord ends $10 billion plus sale talks with Microsoft

When the news broke that Discord talked to Microsoft regarding a $10 billion plus sale, people were quickly worried it might pan out like the Redmond Skype acquisition back in 2011. The communication platform gradually turned into a bloated, buggy piece of software that's next to impossible to shut down on Windows. It looks like Discord may not have to face that fate, after all. The gaming focused chat startup halted talks with Microsoft and other interested parties.

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Samsung could finally make the tablet Apple can't

Samsung could finally make the tablet Apple can't

If you didn't know Samsung's working on a tablet with a display that folds not once, but twice, count yourself informed. Following initial reporting, further details are unfolding about the product build and timeline.

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Xiaomi and Oppo plan to take on Qualcomm with their own smartphone chips

Xiaomi and Oppo plan to take on Qualcomm with their own smartphone chips

We only recently reported that Google was working on its own smartphone chip, but it looks like the company isn't the only one in the Android world wanting to go independent. A new report from DigiTimes (via Android Authority) claims that Xiaomi and Oppo are working on their own 5G-compatible chips.

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Amazon looks set to move its Prime Day sales yet again this year

Amazon looks set to move its Prime Day sales yet again this year

Amazon had to move back Prime Day by a few months last year due to some unforeseen circumstances in the form of a global pandemic, but it looks like the company is on track to kick off its annual Prime Day on a more regular date again. According to sources talking to Vox, the shopping giant is set to target a date in June for the event.

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LG expected to announce quittin' time for its smartphones

LG expected to announce quittin' time for its smartphones

After spending most of the last decade losing money on its smartphone business, LG is reportedly ready to call it quits at its next board meeting just days away.

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Nobody wants to buy LG's phone business

Nobody wants to buy LG's phone business

LG's continued existence in the world of Android is looking less and less certain by the day. Despite hinting at signs of life after its LG Rollable passed through Bluetooth certification last week, new reports suggest that LG might still leave the smartphone industry entirely by shutting down its mobile division altogether.

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You may soon be waiting longer and paying more for Snapdragon-powered phones

You may soon be waiting longer and paying more for Snapdragon-powered phones

Qualcomm is struggling to meet a demand surge for its Snapdragon chipsets with multiple supply challenges affecting its production strategy. The ripple effects could bring more priority to the premium tier at the expense of more affordable devices and longer waits for orders.

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Qualcomm allegedly exploring a cheaper Snapdragon 888 variant without 5G

Qualcomm allegedly exploring a cheaper Snapdragon 888 variant without 5G

After releasing a slightly tweaked Snapdragon 865 Plus as the Snapdragon 870 earlier this year, Qualcomm seems set to launch yet another derivative of a successful high-end processor. Leaker Roland Quandt reports that the company has a lower-end version of the Snapdragon 888 in the works for 2021.

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The new Nest Hub could look like the original, but with more features

The new Nest Hub could look like the original, but with more features

Back in January, we reported Google's new generation of smart displays could feature a sleep tracking feature thanks to a built-in Soli sensor. Sadly, we didn't know much more about the device but expected it to be released this year. Thanks to new information, we now have more clues about the future Nest Hub's design.

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