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Google removed the Pixel 5’s and 4a 5G’s ultrawide astrophotograhy mode

Chris Velazco/Engadget When Google came out with the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G earlier this year, you could use the company’s astrophotography mode with any one of their primary cameras. But that’s not the case anymore. After Google updated its camera app in November, the Pixel community recently found that you can’t use the feature …

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Xiaomi is the next big phone brand to remove the charger from the box

Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Apple isn’t the only major brand removing the charger from the box of its latest flagship phone. As noticed on Reddit, Xiaomi has announced that its upcoming Mi 11 phone won’t include a charger. The rationale is familiar. Many people already have old chargers on hand, and this answers …

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Report: MediaTek takes over as world’s largest smartphone chipset vendor

Barcroft Media via Getty Images Move over, Qualcomm: According to a new report from research firm Counterpoint, MediaTek has overtaken the San Diego-based chipmaker to become the world’s biggest vendor of smartphone chipsets by market share. While Qualcomm (understandably) held onto its title as the biggest purveyor of 5G-friendly chipsets, Counterpoint’s data suggests that more …

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OnePlus’ second concept phone is an 8T that changes color

OnePlus Plenty of phones have a special back panel with a colourful gradient or shimmering effect. Very few, however, actually change color altogether. (Not without a case or Dbrand-style skin, anyway.) The OnePlus 8T Concept is different, though. The experimental phone has a stylish pattern on the back that can switch between light silver and …

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Microsoft Authenticator can now store and autofill mobile device passwords

Steve Dent/Engadget Microsoft’s Authenticator on mobile will soon be updated with password management and autofill capabilities, the company announced (as seen by Thurott). The passwords will be synced using your Microsoft account using Outlook, Hotmail and other Redmond products. That will let you select Microsoft as an autofill provider, then sync passwords on apps or …

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Microsoft will release the Surface Duo in more countries next year

Microsoft After a buggy initial release in the US this past August, Microsoft’s Surface Duo will make its way to other countries next year. On Tuesday, the company announced its dual-screen Android phone will be available in Canada, France, Germany and the UK in early 2021, with more information to follow. In the same blog …

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Oppo explores phones with removable camera modules

Oppo/WIPO Phone makers have tried eliminating unsightly selfie cameras by hiding them under the display or even flipping up the rear camera, but Oppo may solve that through an unusual method: putting the camera in your hands. According to 91Mobiles, Oppo is patenting a removable camera module for smartphones. If you wanted to take a …

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The Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm’s latest premium CPU for smartphones

Qualcomm Every December for the last few years, Qualcomm has unveiled its next-generation high-end CPU that ends up powering many flagship smartphones for the first half of the following year. Though 2020 might be different than previous years, the tech product cycle is not letting up. The company is announcing today that its latest premium …

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DJI’s Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal kit with tripod drops to $89 for Black Friday

DJI All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. If you buy something through one of the links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission. Pricing and availability are accurate as of the time of publication but are subject to change. A gimbal is one …

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OnePlus 9 Pro leak hints the curved screen is here to stay

OnLeaks/Voice Don’t expect the OnePlus 8T’s flat display to carry forward to the company’s next-gen flagship. OnLeaks and Voice have posted what’s claimed to be early renders of the OnePlus 9 Pro, and the design appears to maintain the curved display surface of the 8 Pro — like it or not, the flashy screen may …

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