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LG announces the V40 ThinQ with an OLED display, five cameras, and more

An update to the under-rated V series from LG.

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LG today unveiled the V40 ThinQ flagship, its newest premium smartphone in the V series. The handset brings five cameras in a minimalistic body, which LG claims to “redefine the standard of smartphone photography.”

The LG V40 ThinQ retains the V series design language, featuring an improved 6.4-inch FullVision OLED display and slimmer bezels. It’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (up to 128GB). There’s a 3,300mAh battery unit with Quick Charge 3.0.

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One of the main strengths of the LG V40 ThinQ is the new triple-camera setup at the back. The main camera is a 12-megapixel sensor with f/1.5 aperture; the 107-degree super wide camera is a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.9; the third is a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4. LG’s offering cool tricks with the new camera setup. For instance, you can preview shots from all three lenses before snapping a picture, or click photos from each lens on a push of a button.

The notch on the front accommodates two front-facing cameras; one standard 8-megapixel unit with f/1.9, and a 5-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/2.2. The rear and front both cameras can shoot in Portrait Mode. LG says there’s 50 percent less shutter lag, and Dual Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). The V40 ThinQ has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor as well.

The LG V40 ThinQ does have an expandable storage and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The device ships with Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box, though. We’re expecting to see Android Pie hit the device soon after it launches on October 18, with pre-orders starting today.

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iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max to launch in more countries and territories starting October 26

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Apple has announced that the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will be available in more than 30 countries and territories in the coming weeks. That goes alongside the iPhone XR launch next week.

The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will be available to pre-order on Friday, October 19 at 12:01am Pacific Time to customers in additional countries. The availability sparks beginning Friday, October 26 at 8am local time in countries including Chile, Columbia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The same event will occur in South Korea and more than 10 additional countries and territories beginning Friday, November 2.

The new iPhones can be ordered through Apple.com or the Apple Store app, or purchased at an Apple Store or authorized resellers on the launch day depending on your region.

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iPhone XR pre-orders begin Friday, October 19

Black, White, Blue, Coral, Yellow and PRODUCT (RED). Starting at $749.

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Apple launched the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max worldwide last month. The company also introduced the cheapest 2018 iPhone — the iPhone XR — at its Special Event, which is almost ready to hit the market next week.

The iPhone XR will be available to pre-order beginning Friday, October 19, with sales commencing a week later. Customers will be able to purchase the iPhone XR beginning October 26 at 8am local time in more than 50 countries and territories around the world — that includes the following names.

Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the UAE, UK, US and US Virgin Islands.

Meanwhile in Armenia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Macau, Maldives, Myanmar, Ukraine and Vietnam, the iPhone XR will launch on Friday, November 2, and a day earlier on November 1 it arrives in Israel.

The iPhone XR comes in a wide range of finishes, including Black, White, Blue, Coral, Yellow and PRODUCT (RED). It will be offered in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage variants, starting at $749. Pre-orders begin on Friday, October 19 at 12:01am Pacific Time on Apple’s official website and the Apple Store app.

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Xiaomi teases Mi Mix 3 with 10GB RAM and 5G support

No notch, no chin. Full display here!

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Xiaomi will be unveiling the Mi Mix 3 on October 25 next week, and the teasers have started rolling in.

The Mix series from Xiaomi is known for its gorgeous display since the original Mix, and the company hasn’t bothered to adopt the infamous notch — not on the Mix series at least. That’s one cool thing Xiaomi is keeping up with lately amongst other manufacturers. The Mi Mix 3 is no different. With no notch and a full edge-to-edge display this time, the Mi Mix 3 will ship without a chin, too. The move axes the front-facing camera from the bottom to a more convenient but mechanical module — yes, the Mix series is transitioning to a sliding module for front camera sensor on the Mix 3.

The sliding part may be annoying for some (who don’t like to slide up every time to unlock the phone, just like me!), but we cannot deny the fact that how gorgeous the phone looks without any notch or chin.

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If the sliding module for front sensors isn’t enough, the Mix 3 will pack 10GB of RAM (yes, ten gigabytes) and will be the first commercially available 5G phone in the market. That said, one should not forget that Xiaomi’s product specifications vary according to the market.

Xiaomi has started teasing the Mix 3 across the social media now, while the company’s Global Spokesperson Donovan Sung has been tweeting the images and specs of the device implicitly since last month. If we’re to follow what Xiaomi does prior to product launch, we’ll be seeing a plethora of teasers until the official launch next month in China. Stay tuned for more on Mi Mix 3!

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