Samsung’s Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ are easily the company’s most exciting new flagship smartphones in years. Samsung’s devastating decline in sales last year was due in large part to the release of three of the most boring new smartphones the South Korean giant has ever made. The Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note 9 all looked almost identical to their predecessors, and they offered no novel new features whatsoever. There was absolutely no reason to buy one to upgrade from an earlier Samsung phone, and so most people chose to skip them. The company’s earnings plummeted as a result, so it was clear that Samsung would really have to up its [...]
No new flagship smartphones come as much of a surprise when they’re announced these days, because most of the key details surrounded them leak long before any official announcements are made. That is especially true of the OnePlus 7 Pro, which was finally unveiled on Tuesday morning. From official press renders and key specs to pricing and release timing, just about everything you could possibly want to know about the OnePlus 7 Pro was leaked long before today’s big press conference, leaving nothing at all to surprise us on Tuesday. Of course just because there were no surprises doesn’t make OnePlus’ new flagship smartphone any less impressive.
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Although the surprise was spoiled months ahead of time, Google officially revealed its mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones at the Google I/O developer conference this week. As expected, the designs of both new phones mirror that of the standard Pixel 3, but with lower specs and familiar hardware, Google was able to keep the price far lower than what Apple, Samsung, and other major brands are charging for their flagships.
As a result, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL both offer compelling value propositions compared to the competition. And in order to sweeten the deal even further, Google is giving iPhone owners the opportunity to pay even less (or nothing at all) if [...]
Every few weeks, Google updates its ARCore support list with new devices. This time around, Google’s added the two new LG flagship phones — the G8 and the V50 — as well as four iPad models and the iPhone XR.
Without further ado, here are the new additions: