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Motorola Razr rumors: Foldable phone expected in 2019, leaks, specs, price and more

The Motorola Razr's slim design might be repurposed with a folding screen and launched later this year.Another plus going for the Razr foldable phone is that it will be comparably less expensive than its $2,000 premium counterparts.

Motorola Razr foldable phone could be out by the end of 2019

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Motorola Razr foldable phone could be out by the end of 2019













The original Motorola Razr
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The Motorola Razr upcoming foldable phone has rather been forgotten compared to other big-name foldables like the Huawei Mate X and Samsung Galaxy Fold, probably because it hasn't been officially confirmed yet, but it looks like the device could be out around the same time as those phones.When we say 'available', though, we don't necessarily mean 'affordable'.

Samsung Galaxy A50 review: A $350 phone that gives Galaxy a whole new meaning

Like the S10e, the Galaxy A50 has a “flat” Infinity U screen as opposed to the curved display on the Galaxy S and Note lines.Christopher Hebert/IDG

The $350 A50 has one thing the thousand-dollar Galaxy S10+ doesn’t have: a headphone jack.

Sorry Samsung, the Google Pixel 3A is 2019's most important phone

That honor goes to the $399 (AU$649, £399) Google Pixel 3A.The Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, as the most recent examples, retail for $949 (AU$1,499, £899) and $1,099 (AU$1,699, £999) respectively.

Forget the Note 10: The Google Pixel 3A is 2019's most important phone

That honor goes to the $399 (AU$649, £399) Google Pixel 3A.The Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, as the most recent examples, retail for $949 (AU$1,499, £899) and $1,099 (AU$1,699, £999) respectively.

Leaks suggest graphene will supercharge future Samsung phone batteries

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
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Currently smartphone batteries last about a day to two days, but that could radically change in the next few years, if graphene batteries become commonly used.Now, it looks like Samsung phones could be the first to enjoy this new form of smartphone battery.

FBI reportedly can't get into Dayton mass shooter suspect's phone

The FBI reportedly can't get past the suspect's phone passcode.Amanda Kooser/CNET
The FBI has reportedly been unsuccessful this week in trying to crack the PIN on a phone belonging to the suspect in Sunday's mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.

Hackers Could Decrypt Your GSM Phone Calls

Regular GSM calls aren't fully end-to-end encrypted for maximum protection, but they are encrypted at many steps along their path, so random people can't just tune into phone calls over the air like radio stations.The researchers found, though, that they can target the encryption algorithms used to protect calls and listen in on basically anything.

Galaxy Note 10 Plus: A 6.8-inch phone that kills the headphone jack

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus changes don't stop there.There are are four rear cameras in the larger Note 10 Plus, and no microSD card slot in the smaller Note 10.

How a 10-Year-Old Desk Phone Bug Came Back From the Dead

You've likely even heard about vulnerabilities in desk phones specifically.At the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, researchers are presenting findings about a flaw in Avaya desk phones that was originally patched in 2009.

You have Samsung's original Galaxy Note to thank for your big phone screen

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Samsung is hours away from launching its new Galaxy Note, rumored to be the Galaxy Note 10 with a 6.For example, when the original Galaxy Note launched, the Samsung Galaxy S's 4-inch screen was about as big as anyone wanted.

If you like your big phone, thank the Galaxy Note

In 2011, when the original Galaxy Note launched, the Samsung Galaxy S's 4-inch screen was about as big as anyone wanted.Case in point: For a few years, we described large-screen phones as "phablets," a portmanteau of "phone" and "tablet.

Optical zoom vs digital zoom: understand your camera phone's close-up potential

The difference between optical and digital zoom is important to know when shopping for a new phone.While phone cameras also have multiple lens elements inside their 'lens', they don't move about.

Pixel 3A vs. Moto G7: What's the best budget phone?

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Camera: Pixel 3A's camera excels If camera is your main priority when you're looking for a phone, this is likely where your search would end because there is a clear winner here: the Pixel 3A.The Pixel 3A sets a high bar for the Moto G7, since it has the same camera as the more expensive Pixel 3.

The ROG Phone II is an Android beast but Asus won’t tell you how much it costs

The Zenfone maker has unveiled the follow-up to its first gaming phone, appropriately named the ROG Phone II, and it’s nothing less than a monster.When the ROG Phone released, it was a novel, if flawed concept, with things like a second side USB-C port, a clip-on fan, and RGB lighting.

Flying on a Boeing 737 or 777? Consider Turning Off Your Phone

government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger mobile phones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of Boeing 737 and 777 airplanes.Flight-critical data including airspeed, altitude, and navigation could disappear and “result in loss of airplane control at an altitude insufficient for recovery,” the FAA said in its 2014 safety bulletin, known as an airworthiness directive.

Samsung's next-gen RAM will make your phone way faster, but the Galaxy Note 10 won't get it

But don't get your hopes up about it showing up on the Galaxy Note 10's spec sheet next month.With the new process, Samsung has combined eight 12Gb LPDDR5 RAM chips in a single 12GB package for use in mobile devices.

Google Pixel 3a review: A budget phone that acts like a premium flagship

But while the high-priced G-stamped phones always left something to be desired when it came to design, the $399 Pixel 3a looks like a budget phone but acts like a premium one.5-inch Pixel 3, with 441 ppi (vs 443 on the Pixel 3) and full 24-bit color depth, though it’s wrapped in Dragontail glass rather than the more famous Corning Gorilla Glass.

Best phone mounts and holders for cars

Best phone mounts and holders for cars


iOttie Tap 2 Magnetic Air Vent Mount
Tested in a car with horizontal vents.The mount keeps your phone in place thanks to two arms that hug it tightly, using a “lock and release” system.

Emoji are getting more inclusive on your iPhone and Android phone—even if you're a vampire

And to celebrate, Apple and Google have unveiled a slew of new emoji based on the approved characters in Unicode 12 that will be arriving in iOS 13 and Android Q later this year.Whatever your race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability, you’ll be able to find an emoji to express yourself.