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The final nail may have just been struck into the headphone jack's coffin. After years of dogged support, Samsung has quietly ditched 3.5mm audio connectivity from its latest smartphone in favour of USB-C. There's reason to believe that the decision will encompass all future Galaxy models. Here are the details.

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With some smartphones now topping the $2000 mark and a plethora of options in the $1000 to $1500 range, it's worth noting you can still pick up a decent handset at a price that won't leave your credit card aching for months.

In fact, for $300 or less you can buy a decent smartphone. Sure, it won't boast all the latest features and the fastest hardware available - but it will run current software and keep you going for a couple of years.

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When you're on holidays with your friends or family, the last thing you want to do is lug around a DSLR. But that doesn't mean you should be uploading pics directly from your smartphone either. This infographic provides a range of editing tips for travellers who really want to make their photos 'pop'.

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You already know you shouldn’t sleep near your phone because doing so screws with your sleep schedule. Here’s another reason: You could text nonsense to your friends and have no memory of the conversation in the morning.

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Bad news for those of you with small hands or small pockets (or both): It looks like phones are staying big for the foreseeable future. But owning a handset with a big screen doesn't mean you can't operate it with just one hand if you need to — these are the software tricks and apps you need to familiarise yourself with.

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Nubia is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer that you've almost certainly never heard of - but that could be about to change if its new 'Nubia X' model is any indication.

The intriguing new Android comes with a striking point of difference: a 'hidden' 5.1-inch display on the rear chassis. Now that's how you do dual screens on a phone!

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Being a notepad and pen replacement is just one of the roles that smartphones fill for us now — alongside being a digital camera, a musical jukebox, an address book, and an ever-expanding encyclopedia. Not all the options are created equal, though. Whatever the reason you need to take down notes, these are the best tools to do the job.

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With Huawei passing Apple as the most prolific smartphone maker on the planet and OPPO now sitting in fifth position and rising, much of the smartphone innovation we're seeing is coming from Chinese phone makers rather that the traditional Samsung and Apple powerhouses. Oppo's plans for a folding phone have been revealed and an accidental leak reveals Huawei is doing something completely different.

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A new era is dawning in the world of smartphones. The standard form factor is evolving with major phone makers leaking plans or announcing new models with foldable displays that offer lots more screen without sacrificing portability. Here's everything we know about the folding phone plans from Samsung, LG, Huawei, Lenovo and Apple.

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Earlier in the month, Samsung revealed its world-second folding phone, and heralded a future of holographic displays while it was at it. This isn't the first time Samsung has changed up its mobile display game, however, and to mark that fact it's released an infographic of all its biggest developments over the years - including folding tech.

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If you're planning to pick up a shiny new smartphone during Black Friday, you might be tempted to compare the specs of various models. Is the iPhone XS' bionic A12 processor any better than the Samsung Galaxy Note9's Snapdragon 845? And what about cameras? Are more megapixels always better?

Well, here's the thing. While it's fun to compare specs (we're guilty of doing it ourselves), all those competing numbers are essentially meaningless. Here's why.

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The Black Friday roller coaster is now hurtling at full speed - and your wallet is directly in its path. To help you land a genuine bargain (as opposed to a price-jacked dud), we've handpicked the best deals so far. Here are six Black Friday sales you should definitely check out.

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone has just been leaked majorly with hardware renders, photos and specs all rampaging across the internet. It appears the new phone will be packing in a range of next-gen features including 5G-network support, an in-screen camera and the largest Galaxy display ever seen. Here's everything you need to know.

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If you want to buy an iPhone right now, you have seven different options to choose from. From the brand-new, futuristic iPhone XS to the old-but-good iPhone 7, the current iPhone lineup has a range of devices and price points. I've tried all seven - and while the iPhone XS is gorgeous and powerful, it's not the phone I would recommend that most people buy.