featured Samsung reports declining smartphone sales, improved profit on the back of 5G models

The pricey Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and Galaxy Z Flip kept Samsung's mobile division profitable during Q1 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic is likely to hit every business pretty hard in Q2 and possibly beyond.

Apr 29, 2020, 3:10 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  11 comments
DEAL Еxpired Samsung Galaxy S20 5G's price drops to just $300 at AT&T

Starting today and through April 30, AT&T offers the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G for just $300, but you'll have to add a new line to an existing or new account.

Apr 28, 2020, 11:46 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Though it desperately needs a rich partner, Dish is moving ahead with plans to build a 5G network

Dish is still committed to building out a standalone 5G network although it will need $9 billion according to a New Street analyst. With the debt market affected by coronavirus, Dish will need to find a strategic partner.

Apr 28, 2020, 4:37 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Latest Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G flaw might be the worst one yet

Yet another batch of disgruntled Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G owners are reporting something wrong with their super-expensive phones, and although the issues are not very widespread, they're certainly bad.

Apr 28, 2020, 3:47 PM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  52 comments
U.S. could stop TSMC from shipping Huawei's 5G modem chips

Huawei is TSMC's second-largest customer after Apple and if Huawei is banned from receiving chips made by the foundry, it could have a serious impact on both firms.

Apr 28, 2020, 1:41 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  29 comments
Demand for 5G phones grew substantially in Q1 2020 with Samsung at the forefront

Strategy Analytics says demand for 5G phones grew from 18.7 million units in 2019 to 24.1 million units in Q1 2020, with higher than expected demand from China. 

Apr 28, 2020, 12:52 PM,  by Anam Hamid,  7 comments
The mid-range OnePlus Z 5G will likely be announced in July

The mid-range OnePlus Z will be announced in July, according to a reliable tipster. The smartphone is expected to offer 5G network support and a punch-hole 90Hz display.

Apr 28, 2020, 12:49 PM,  by Joshua Swingle,  1 comment
LG Velvet vs Motorola Edge vs Google Pixel 5, battle of the affordable 5G

Check out what LG Velvet, Motorola Edge, and expected Google Pixel 5 specs might mean for midrange 5G phone prices.

Apr 28, 2020, 6:54 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  5 comments

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OnePlus 8/Pro update fixes touch issues, improves camera

OxygenOS 10.5.5 update is now making its way to OnePlus 8/Pro devices all over the world.

Apr 28, 2020, 12:28 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
featured LG Velvet officially revealed ahead of May 7 announcement

LG officially introduced the LG Velvet today and confirmed it will be available for purchase on May 15.

Apr 27, 2020, 11:20 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  7 comments
Report suggests that BOE will supply Apple with OLED panels for its 5G 2020 iPhone models

A report out of China suggests that Apple is ready to replace Samsung as a source of OLED panels with BOE. That's because Apple is rumored to include BOE's under-display fingerprint scanner on its new phones.

Apr 27, 2020, 4:56 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  4 comments
T-Mobile announces another OnePlus 8 5G sweepstakes; here's how to enter

T-Mobile is giving away 15 OnePlus 8 5G handsets through a T-Mobile Tuesday sweepstakes that starts tomorrow. But it also is giving away another unit through a YouTube sweepstakes.

Apr 27, 2020, 12:37 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
DEAL Here's how you can get half off the OnePlus 8 5G at T-Mobile

T-Mobile will be letting new and existing customers score up to a 50 percent discount on the already reasonably priced OnePlus 8 5G right off the bat with a new line or eligible trade-in.

Apr 27, 2020, 9:07 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
featured Slight iPhone 12 delay seems pretty much confirmed, 5G models could get in-display Touch ID

A pair of new reports suggest the iPhone 12 family could be commercially released in late October or early November, and one or several 5G models might pair Face ID with in-display Touch ID technology.

Apr 27, 2020, 8:05 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  9 comments
featured Renders allegedly reveal Samsung's first phone with a pop-up camera; 5G support not clear

Samsung is allegedly working on its first phone equipped with a pop-up selfie snapper. Renders of the device show a triple-camera setup on the back of the handset.

Apr 26, 2020, 12:47 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  7 comments
YouTube bans videos claiming that 5G signals caused the spread of coronavirus

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told CNN Business that the site is taking down videos that contain misleading claims about the COVID-19 cures and the origin of the virus.

Apr 26, 2020, 2:20 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  31 comments
Who needs the U.S.? Huawei's 5G networking equipment is raking in big bucks in China

Huawei might be missing out on 5G business from the United States, but it is generating big business in China where it is dominating the sale of 5G networking equipment in the country.

Apr 25, 2020, 8:26 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  45 comments
Update to OnePlus 8 5G series includes green-tint fix, camera and connectivity improvements

OnePlus is pushing out a pair of updates as we type to both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. OxygenOS 10.5.5 and OxygenOS 10.5.4 will fix the green tint on the display and improve the camera.

Apr 25, 2020, 1:57 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
After leaving T-Mobile on track for 5G success, John Legere quits the carrier's board early

T-Mobile announced in an SEC filing on Friday that former CEO John Legere has left the company's board earlier than expected. His term expired in June and Legere now has no official capacity with the company he led for seven and a half years.

Apr 25, 2020, 11:48 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
With its 5G plans on track, Verizon reports a small Q1 decline in postpaid smarphone customers

Verizon reported first quarter earnings on Friday that revealed a small decline in postpaid smartphone customers. During some parts of the quarter, Verizon had 70% of its company-owned stores closed because of COVID-19.

Apr 24, 2020, 11:14 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Dish still plans to buy Boost Mobile, but mum's the word on 5G rollouts

Dish will not let the coronavirus pandemic stop it from acquiring Boost Mobile soon, but there are still no words on the company's updated 5G ambitions following the completion of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger.

Apr 24, 2020, 3:26 PM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
Here are Sprint's Samsung, LG and OnePlus 5G phones that will and won't work on T-Mobile

Which 5G phone owners on Sprint will be anointed with access to the new T-Mobile's 5G network? Some Samsung, OnePlus and LG phones needn't apply...

Apr 24, 2020, 9:24 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  8 comments
featured New leaks reveal LG Velvet 5G camera specs, battery size, memory, and more

The LG Velvet 5G is not exactly a question mark after the company itself has revealed a bunch of stuff about the upcoming phone, but now almost all of the key specs are out of the bag.

Apr 24, 2020, 6:04 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  10 comments
Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S20 5G model leaks out as release date nears

Check out Samsung's Verizon model of the Galaxy S20 5G in Cloud White.

Apr 24, 2020, 1:56 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  0 comments
featured The exciting LG Velvet 5G has an official announcement date

The upper mid-range LG Velvet 5G handset is officially scheduled for a May 7 "digital unveiling" in Korea.

Apr 24, 2020, 1:10 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  4 comments
Android 11 Developer Preview drops another hint about "Battery Share" for the 5G Pixel 5

With the third installment of the Android 11 Developer Preview released today, an animated image "confirms" an earlier Android 11 showing that the Pixel 5 series will offer reverse wireless charging.

Apr 23, 2020, 4:17 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  14 comments
DEAL T-Mobile will give away 15 OnePlus 8 5G units before the phone is even released

The as-yet-unreleased OnePlus 8 5G will be the grand prize in the next round of T-Mobile Tuesdays freebies and deals on April 28, but obviously, that's not all Magenta has in the pipeline.

Apr 23, 2020, 1:23 PM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
Video explains how Motorola built its new competitive 5G flagship, the Edge+

Motorola keeps the video hits coming with an inside look at some of the key specs-related decisions it made during the development of its new flagship Android phone, the Edge+.

Apr 23, 2020, 1:00 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
The mid-range LG Velvet 5G will borrow an interesting feature from the V60 flagship

According to a new Korean media report, the upper mid-range LG Velvet 5G smartphone will come with the same "hidden" active pen support as the high-end V60 ThinQ.

Apr 23, 2020, 9:24 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  8 comments
AT&T expands 5G coverage in 90 new markets across the US

AT&T almost doubled the number of markets where it offers access to 5G in just one day.

Apr 23, 2020, 8:35 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
A very special edition of Samsung's Galaxy S20+ 5G is officially canceled

The special Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympic Edition that was supposed to go on sale in Japan in June in limited numbers is not happening after all, but a Galaxy S30 Olympic Edition is a definite possibility next year.

Apr 23, 2020, 6:49 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
Twitter actively removing dangerous 5G claims and COVID-19 misinformation

The social network is taking efforts towards removing dangerous claims and misinformation, while amplifying official and authoritative content.

Apr 23, 2020, 1:53 AM,  by Radoslav Minkov,  3 comments
T-Mobile's big 5G plans are not good news for all Sprint customers

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, LG V50 ThinQ, or HTC 5G Hub on Sprint, expect a serious speed downgrade once T-Mobile integrates the Now Network's mid-band spectrum.

Apr 23, 2020, 1:30 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Check out the first two TV ads for Motorola's new 5G Edge+ flagship phone

The Motorola Edge+ is the manufacturer's first flagship phone in years and the Snapdragon 865 powered device has a 6.7-inch waterfall AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 12GB of RAM and a 5000mAh battery.

Apr 22, 2020, 7:41 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
featured Motorola Edge and Edge+ are official: Motorola enters the flagship space with a bang!

Competition among Android flagships is already fierce but things just got even more interesting. Motorola just announced two phones that will go against the most premium models of brands like Samsung and OnePlus.

Apr 22, 2020, 11:00 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  40 comments
Google Pixel 6 may use a custom Samsung-made processor, keep Qualcomm for 5G only

Google may go Apple for the Pixel 6, ditching Snapdragon for a custom-made 5nm chipset designed with Samsung, but still use Qualcomm's 5G modems.

Apr 22, 2020, 6:40 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  0 comments
Senior official states the UK is unlikely to reconsider its position on 5G Huawei gear

Since Huawei got banned from the American government over allegations of espionage, the company has been trying to keep its positions in 5G development in European countries. Initially, the UK government decided upon keeping Huawei equipment for its 5G network, despite the US government’s urges to not do so, but then there were some rumors that this decision might eventually get reversed.

Apr 22, 2020, 5:20 AM,  by Iskra Petrova,  5 comments
The cheapest 5G smartphone costs less than $350, but there's a catch

After teasing its mid-range 5G smartphone last week, Nubia finally introduced the Play in China, an excellent device at first glance.

Apr 21, 2020, 7:14 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G first to benefit from T-Mobile's merger with Sprint

Can you guess the Sprint phones that will access T-Mobile's 5G network first? Hint: it's the new Galaxy S20 series by Samsung.

Apr 21, 2020, 9:45 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  8 comments
5G bands cheat sheet: Verizon vs AT&T vs Sprint vs T-Mobile vs World

What 5G bands are used by the major carriers in the USA? What 5G bands does Verizon use? What about AT&T's 5G bands and the 5G bands that Sprint and T-Mobile employ...

Apr 21, 2020, 8:40 AM,  by Victor Hristov,  10 comments
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