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Samsung shamelessly aligns with off-brand Supreme in China

Brand partnerships are usually the least interesting part of a phone announcement, but Samsung's latest phone unveiling comes with some serious drama. The company's new Galaxy A8s announcement included the surprising announcement of a partnership with Supreme in China, where the company has not operated in the past. However, it's not the "real" Supreme; it's the fake Italian firm that has been such a thorn in Supreme's side.

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Samsung announces its first hole-punch phone, the Galaxy A8s

Not to appear to be outdone by the View 20 introduction from Huawei sub-brand Honor, Samsung also took the wraps off its first phone with a hole-punch camera cutout, the Galaxy A8s. Using the Infinity-O screen design unveiled by the company last month, the mid-range device also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC and triple rear cameras.

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[Update: Beta arriving] Samsung's One UI Pie beta now available on unlocked Note 9 in the US

Samsung has traditionally been behind on UI design, which I know is shocking for the company that brought you TouchWiz. However, it's trying to turn things around with One UI. The revamped Pie-based interface is coming next year in stable form, but there's a beta. That beta has apparently expanded to US unlocked Note 9 devices. Yay.

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Samsung once again gets caught using DSLR photo as Galaxy A8 sample [Updated]

Don't use images taken from vastly more capable photography equipment and try to pass them off as phone camera samples — it's a pretty simple rule, yet Samsung just can't seem to get the hang of it. Earlier this year, its Brazilian marketing department tried to fool potential Galaxy A8 buyers with stock photography in lieu of actual samples, and now it's happened again.

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New Galaxy S10 renders show display hole and triple camera array

With 2018 coming to a close, it's time to start obsessing over 2019 phone rumors. Top of the list is Samsung's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S10. We've heard a lot of tidbits about this one, and now we've got some renders to go with them. They show a phone with a screen covering almost the entire front of the device, save for an oblong gap in the corner. This could be Samsung's take on the notch, and I bet a lot of you aren't going to like it.

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Samsung Wireless Charger Duo now $50 ($70 off) today only on Amazon

When the Samsung Wireless Charger Duo first arrived alongside the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Watch, the Android Police team noted that it was far from aesthetically pleasing, and way more expensive than expected. Well, it's still ugly, but it's a whole lot cheaper on Amazon now if you can catch this one day sale.

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Enter to win one of 99 Galaxy Note9s when you spend $9.99 or more during dbrand's 30% off sale [Sponsored Post]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have passed by, but there are still deals to be had and contests afoot. One of the craziest is drand's Cyber Week giveaway. From now until the end of the week every order of $9.99 earns you an entry to win one of 99 Samsung Galaxy Note9s. Yes, you read that right: dbrand is giving away nearly $100,000 in phones.

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LineageOS drops support for 30 devices, including the Redmi Note 3 and Moto G4

The LineageOS custom ROM used to support just about every phone imaginable, but lately the project has been going for quality over quantity. Oreo (15.1) builds have to fulfill stricter requirements to receive official status, and now Lineage is dropping support for 30 unmaintained phones and tablets.

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[Updated] UK Black Friday and Cyber Monday roundup: The best deals this side of the pond

Thought we were going to let the Americans have all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday discount fun? Well, think again, as I've put together a list of some of the best deals you can find in the United Kingdom. It's not exhaustive, by any means, as I'm only one man and there are tons of discounts flying around, but there's hopefully an offer or two you might find useful.

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Galaxy Note9 gets an exclusive 'First Snow White' color for Taiwan

The Taiwan branch of Samsung Electronics has just announced what is roughly translated as a "First Snow White" version of its popular Galaxy Note9. The new color is timed to welcome the winter season, and for the time being it's not only a Taiwan exclusive, but sale is limited to just a handful of stores in the country.

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