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[Update: Charcoal color] Google Home Hub smart display leaked ahead of October event, no camera in sight

Google announced Assistant would work on displays a while back, but so far only third-parties have launched hardware. A new leak suggests Google is aiming to launch its own Assistant smart display called the Home Hub. Some leaked renders purport to show a device that looks like the offspring of a Chromebook and a Google Home speaker.

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[Update: AT&T model leaked] LG V40 ThinQ leak shows off triple cameras and G7-style notch

LG stuck with the V30 longer than we expected, re-releasing the phone twice more after the original version shipped in late 2017. Now, it seems poised to move on with the V40 ThinQ, a device with more cameras than you'll know what to do with. A leaked render of the phone shows off three sensors on the back, and a pair up front housed in a notch.

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[Update: Showing in Always On Display too] Pixel 3 live wallpapers are available to download and they're beautiful

We're exactly two weeks out from the October 9th Google event and unless the crazy conspiracy theories end up being true, there might not be too many surprises coming our way. Images of the Pixel 3 phones have leaked left, right, and center, and now we're being treated to the live wallpapers that will ship with them.

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Here are even more leaked images of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

It almost goes without saying that Google's operational security is not so good lately. The Pixel 3 (and especially) 3 XL have leaked repeatedly and in great detail over the last few weeks. There are basically no surprises left for the Google event on October 9th, but now there's a new cache of images just in case you wanted them.

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HMD sends invites for October 4th event as Nokia 7.1 Plus render leaks

The first two weeks of October is lining up to be an exceedingly busy time for phone unveilings — we've got Google's big hardware event that will include the Pixel 3, the second-gen Razer Phone 2, the LG V40 ThinQ, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro (what a name, right), and now it seems as though HMD Global is planning to launch the Nokia 7.1 Plus on October 4th.

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Images of Google's Chromebook tablet 'Nocturne' may have just leaked

Chromebook enthusiasts have been waiting with bated breath at the prospect posed by Nocturne and Atlas, the hardware platform names of two potential upcoming first-party Chrome OS devices by Google. Based on a couple of images found by About Chromebooks, we might just have our first glimpse of Nocturne, expected to be Google's first Chromebook tablet.

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You'll be able to wirelessly charge Huawei's new earbuds with a Mate 20 [Update]

We're expecting Huawei to unveil the premium Mate 20 phones in a few weeks after showing off the Mate 20 Lite during IFA. The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will reportedly have a cool bonus if you also buy the upcoming Freebuds 2 Pro true wireless earbuds. Just set the earbuds on your phone, and they'll charge up.

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ZTE put a screen on the back of the Nubia Z18S, because why the hell not

Just last year, ZTE came out with the Axon M, a phone with two screens that merged to form one giant nearly-square display when it was unfolded. It looks like one awkward dual-screen phone wasn't enough for the company, judging from leaked photos (and video) of the ZTE Nubia Z18S.

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leak side-by-side in press renders

The barrage of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leaks stopped for a week or two there, but we've got some more photos of Google's upcoming phones. This time around, both are pictured next to each other in some pretty official-looking press renders, dressed in Google's very nice fabric cases.

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Huawei is reviving smartphone leather backs with stitching

One day bootleg pants are all the rage, the next it's considered a faux-pas to wear one and everyone moves to skinny leg pants. A couple of years later, bootleg pants are back in style and you feel like you understand nothing about nothing because you just threw yours in the trash. Just like clothing fashion, smartphone design goes through cycles. A few years ago, the Note 3 started the trend of using faux-leather with stitching on the back and so followed the Note 3 Neo, Note 4, and Note Edge. Not to be outdone by it, LG carried on the torch with the LG G4 and its middle stripe stitch, but the style pretty much died with it.

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