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ASUS will announce the ROG Phone 3 on July 22nd at the “ROG Game Changer” event

The ASUS ROG Phone was one of the original "gaming phones" and the company has continued to improve the series. The ROG Phone II was launched about a year ago and we've been tracking its successor as of late. Now, thanks to a countdown posted on ASUS' website, we know the ROG Phone 3 will...

Dish unveils new plans for Boost Mobile starting at $35

One of the stipulations for the Sprint/T-Mobile merger to be approved was that Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid business needed to be sold. Amazon was reportedly interested, but Dish Network eventually agreed to make the deal. Dish officially takes over starting today and they've announced new plans for Boost Mobile. All of the aforementioned prepaid...

Samsung just leaked the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra on its own site

Samsung's Galaxy Note smartphones are some of the most exciting phones to look forward to every year. They combine the best hardware specifications with Samsung's ever-lasting S Pen accessory. In the past few years, the Galaxy Note series also had some of the most interesting and colorful designs. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 came in...

Samsung launches a UV sterilizer for phones and other gadgets

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many people more aware of their own hygiene habits. We're washing our hands after bringing in packages, wiping down our groceries, and using hand sanitizer after touching doorknobs. Gadgets like smartphones and earbuds can be covered in nasty stuff too, which is why Samsung is launching a UV sterilizer to...

WhatsApp is getting dark mode on desktop, animated stickers, and more

With over 2 billion users around the globe, WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app on the planet. As such, the service is continually adding features and enhancing the experience. However, with that big of a user base, it doesn't roll out features haphazardly. Things tend to be in development for a long time, which...

[Update 2: 45mm Titanium] Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 leaked render gives us our clearest look yet at Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is Samsung's next smartwatch in the successful lineup, following the first generation Samsung Galaxy Watch. If you're wondering where the Watch 2 is, previous leaks have suggested that Samsung would be skipping over the "2" branding, likely to avoid any confusion among users because of the existence of the Watch...

Spotify now offers a cheaper “Duo” plan for two people

Beyond the free accounts that anyone can sign up for, Spotify offers a few different ad-free Premium subscription plans. The Individual plan costs $9.99 per month, the Student plan costs $4.99 per month, and the Family plan (for up to 6 people) costs $14.99 per month. Last year, Spotify was testing a new "Duo" plan...

Samsung’s 5G Galaxy Z Flip shows up on TENAA with an overclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

Samsung clearly dominates the market of smartphones with foldable displays. After launching the horizontally folding Samsung Galaxy Fold last year, the Korean giant launched Galaxy Z Flip with a much smaller footprint and a vertically folding screen earlier this year. Despite being launched alongside the Galaxy S20 series, which is powered by the Snapdragon 865...

Today’s OnePlus Day sales include deals on the OnePlus 8 series, 7T, and Bullets Wireless Z

Last week, OnePlus kicked off its new weekly series of "OnePlus Day" deals. These deals will be posted every Wednesday and they include discounts and bundles for a variety of OnePlus smartphones and accessories. This week, the company is offering deals on the OnePlus 8 series, OnePlus 7 Pro/7T, and Bullets Wireless Z earphones. Just...

Realme X50 5G with Snapdragon 765G and 120Hz display and Realme Buds Q launch in Europe next week

Realme is among the fastest-growing smartphone brands worldwide. Born in India after spinning off from OPPO, the company reportedly holds the seventh position in the list of top smartphone brands globally. The company is poised to expand further in markets such as Europe and has been launching devices with the same vigor as it does...

Download: Realme X50 Pro gets its first Android 11 Beta 1 build with Realme UI

Shortly after Google released the first beta build of Android 11 for the Pixel lineup, Realme announced that it would deliver a similar beta update with Realme UI to its flagship Realme X50 Pro (our review) after a month. The pattern is entirely predictable, as several Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 powered smartphones have received Android 11...