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[Update: Official renders] Huawei P30 Pro listed early by Amazon Italy, confirming specs such as 10x Hybrid Zoom

Smartphone leaks are seemingly unavoidable for the major brands these days, that's assuming they aren't doing the leaking themselves. This latest Huawei P30 Pro leak certainly seems accidental, though, since it was an Amazon.it listing that went up prematurely before being quickly taken down. The anticipated 10x zoom is noted, among practically all of the other pertinent specs.

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Google sets up shop at GDC, details about game streaming service start to leak

Google's long-fabled game streaming service is nearly here. After months of rumors, the company has a keynote scheduled for tomorrow at GDC, where it will most likely announce the service. Google has already set up an exhibit ahead of the event, and details about the service have started to leak.

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Huawei reportedly planning two more smartwatches without Wear OS

Wear OS has gained a bit of momentum lately, with the release of several new watches and some major software updates, but Huawei still doesn't seem particularly interested in it. The Huawei Watch GT was released last year (and arrived in the US last month), but it runs the company's own Lite OS. According to WinFuture, Huawei is planning two more variations of the GT.

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Details about how Motorola's foldable RAZR phone will work leaked

Several rumors are suggesting Motorola is considering releasing a foldable device soon, including a hint from the company's VP of Global Product, Dan Dery. After all, it's only fair to expect Lenovo's subsidiary to try to rival Samsung and Huawei in this promising market. According to the grapevine, the manufacturer is looking at reviving the iconic RAZR brand with a flip phone that features an internal bendable display and a smaller outer screen. Details on how the latter will interact with Android have leaked, and the least we can say is that it looks quite limited.

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Sony's next flagship phone could be the 'Xperia 1'

Sony's device naming scheme for Xperia phones has been confusing for years. The 'XZ' line of phones serve as the company's mainstream devices (akin to a Galaxy S device), with the 'XZ Premium' phones being ultra-flagships (like a Galaxy Note or LG V phone). On top of that, there are budget devices under several monikers, like the L2, R1, and XA2.

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Google's Pixel 4 may offer improved dual-SIM functionality, according to an AOSP commit

This isn't widely-known information, but the Pixel 2 and 3 can technically act as dual-SIM devices thanks to their eSIM support. eSIM is only used by a few carriers around the world, including Sprint in the US, but it can act as a second SIM alongside the hardware SIM when activated. However, Google appears set to improve dual-SIM in the upcoming Pixel 4.

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LG rumored to offer second-screen attachment with upcoming phone

Remember LG's ill-fated Friends modules — you know, that one camera grip thing and the other DAC add-on that never came to the US for the poorly-made G5? The company apparently didn't learn its lesson, as CNET is now reporting that it could be unveiling a phone with a second-screen add-on at MWC next month.

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Source: Google will launch the Pixel 3 and 3 XL "Lite" on Verizon in spring 2019

Speaking to a source familiar with the company's plans, we've learned that Google intends to launch two new Pixel smartphones on Verizon in early spring 2019 - the Pixel 3 and 3 XL "Lite." An exact announcement date and pricing are not yet known. A Pixel 3 Lite prototype was leaked on a Russian tech blog last month, fueling rampant speculation about where the phone would be sold and how it would be positioned in Google's larger smartphone lineup. Later, renders of the 3 Lite and a larger XL variant were released by OnLeaks.

These "Lite" Pixels will be the first phones in the mid-range Google has released since the Nexus 5X, which launched at $379 in the US in 2015.

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Google Assistant might come to Samsung smart TVs in 2019

Smart TVs with functional voice assistants are rare, at least outside of models equipped with Android TV. Bixby arrived on Samsung's TVs earlier this year, and according to a report from Variety, Google Assistant might be joining the party.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 will reportedly have 'punch hole' cutout, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, and triple rear cameras

With 2018's high-profile phone launches now behind us, it's time to look ahead to what next year will bring. One of the first and most anticipated releases in the calendar for 2019 is the Samsung Galaxy S10, which we will probably see unveiled at the end of February during MWC in Barcelona. Evan Blass has just shared some details about the device.

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