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Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL

Google’s latest smartphones have a new 12MP sensor and new software features for its historically excellent camera system. It also has an AI-powered call screening feature that will answer calls for you. The Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL also now have wireless charging.

LG V40 ThinQ

LG V40 ThinQ

The LG V40 ThinQ improves on the G7 with a new 6.4″ 3120×1440 OLED display, and most significantly, five cameras. At the back there’s a standard camera, a wide angle camera, and a telephoto camera. On the front there’s a standard camera and a wide angle camera.

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Run an Empire

Run an Empire

Run An Empire is an augmented reality game that motivates you to run. It tracks your location and makes areas you run through part of your virtual empire. As you run, you can invade other territories and earn coins to improve your kingdom. Available for both iOS and Android.

Sony Xperia XZ3

Sony Xperia XZ3

The Sony Xperia XZ3 features an edge-to-edge 6″ 2880×1440 HDR OLED display. It shoots 4K HDR and 1080p/960fps slow-mo video, supports Hi-Res audio, and has upgraded speakers with vibration for immersive sound. It drops 10/17/18 for $900.

Blackberry Key2 LE

Blackberry Key2 LE

The mid-range BlackBerry Key2 LE has the key features of the $649 Key2, including the same improved physical keyboard (although you can’t use it as a trackpad), and the security features. Its 3,000mAh battery lasts up to 22h per charge. It will be available for $399.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung’s latest phablet has a much needed 4,000mAh battery, either 128GB or a crazy 512GB capacity, microSD slot and USB-C port. Like the S9 and S9+, it’s water- and dust-resistant and has a variable aperture camera. Its stylus can also be used as a remote control.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 has a 10.5″ 2560×1600 AMOLED display surrounded by slim bezels. It comes with a stylus and has the DeX-mode built-in, so you can switch to a desktop PC-like interface any time and open up to 20 windows at once. Drops 8/10/18 for $650.

Motorola Moto Z3 Smartphone

Motorola Moto Z3 Smartphone

The first phone to offer an upgrade path to 5G, which promises speeds up to 10x faster than LTE. In addition to its upcoming 5G Moto Mod, it packs all-day battery life, dual 12mp depth-sensing cameras, fast charging, and a bright 6″ AMOLED display. Drops 8/16/18 at Verizon.

LG V35 Smartphone

LG V35 Smartphone

LG’s much-hyped flagship the G7 may have a high resolution display, but it’s LCD. If you want more vibrant colors and deeper blacks, check out the new V35. It has a 6″ 1440×2880 OLED display, the same two 16MP cameras as the G7 and has water and dust resistance.

Da Vinci Eye Drawing App

Da Vinci Eye Drawing App

This mobile app makes learning to draw a lot easier and more fun. It uses your phone’s camera so you can overlay an image that you want to copy or use as a template and then sketch over that in real-time. It’s available for both iOS and Android.

Revive Cable Bracelets

Revive Cable Bracelets

Revive makes braided charge and sync cables that can be worn as bracelets. The cables are available with USB-C, microUSB or Lightning tips. They also come in a variety of lengths. The Lightning cables are available in a variety of colors.

Oppo Find X

Oppo Find X

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is breaking into Europe and North America with a one-of-a-kind Android flagship. The front of the Oppo Find X is taken up almost entirely by its 6.4″ OLED screen, thanks to a pop-up module that houses both the rear and front cameras.

BlackBerry Key2

BlackBerry Key2

The BlackBerry Key2 has a significantly wider and flatter keyboard compared to the one on its predecessor, making for a better typing experience. It also has a new shortcut key so you can swap between apps much faster, and a battery that lasts up to 2 days per charge.

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ASUS ROG Phone

ASUS ROG Phone

The ASUS ROG Phone has a 6″ AMOLED 1080 x 2160 screen with HDR, a 90Hz refresh rate, and 1ms response time. It comes with a cooling fan attachment, but you can also get other modules such as a second screen/battery, a gamepad and a desktop dock.

HTC U12+

HTC U12+

The HTC U12+ carries over the squeeze gestures from the U11 and adds a convenient double tap gesture that can also be remapped. The phone also has a 6″ 1440×2880 screen, IP68 water- and dust-resistance and a 12MP and a 16MP camera at the back.

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6

In a world where high-end smartphones cost almost $1,000, OnePlus sticks to its guns with a flagship that costs less than $600. It has a 6.28″ 1080p nearly bezel-less screen, water resistance, a Snapdragon 845 CPU, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and more.

LG G7 ThinQ

LG G7 ThinQ

The LG G7 ThinQ has a 6.1″ 3120 x 1440 IPS display that takes up nearly all of the phone’s front face. It also has two 16MP rear cameras, one with a standard angle and one with a super wide angle. The G7 also has a headphone jack, a microSD slot and a Hi-Fi quad DAC.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

The Xperia XZ2 Premium not only has a crazy 5.8″ 4K HDR display, its dual rear cameras – one 19MP RGB and one 12MP black and white – can shoot in 4K HDR as well. The cameras also excel at low light – up to ISO 51200 for stills and ISO 12800 for videos.

Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro

Co-developed with Leica, the P20 Pro boasts THREE rear cameras: a 40MP RGB, a 20MP monochrome, and an 8MP RGB sensor with a telephoto lens. It also has a 24MP front-facing camera, a nearly bezel-less 6.1″ AMOLED display, and dust- and water-resistance.

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

Can’t run Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds on your computer? Perhaps your phone can handle it. The wildly successful and fun online action survival game is now on iOS and Android as a free-to-play game. Go get that chicken dinner.

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Caterpillar Cat S61 Smartphone

Caterpillar Cat S61 Smartphone

Caterpillar’s Cat S61 is an Android phone that has an air quality sensor, a FLIR infrared temperature sensor and a laser rangefinder for calculating distance and area. It’s dust-, water- and shock-resistant. It runs Android Oreo and has a USB-C port.

Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+

The S9 and S9+ have a camera that can switch between f/1.5 for low light or f/2.4 for daylight, and can capture 960fps slow-mo video. The S9+ also gets the Note 8’s second wide angle camera. They still have the borderless display, headphone jack and microSD slot.

Skyline for Android

Skyline for Android

Justin Fincher’s Skyline is an Android app inspired by the Pixel 2’s live wallpaper. Enter the name of a place or a set of coordinates and it will generate a wallpaper using the location’s terrain. The wallpaper moves slightly when you swipe on the screen or rotate your phone.

Reflector 3 Mirroring App

Reflector 3 Mirroring App

Reflector 3 wirelessly mirrors your iOS or Android device’s screen to a Mac or Windows computer as well as to an Android device, such as Amazon Fire TV or Android-enabled smart TVs. You can take screenshots, record screens and even have audio-only streams.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp might just be Nintendo’s most faithful mobile game port yet. Available for both iOS and Android, it retains much of the spirit and gameplay of its 3DS counterparts. Make friends, collect items and upgrade your house, albeit at a smaller scale.

OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T

The upgraded version of the OnePlus 5 has a larger AMOLED display – 6″ vs. the 5’s 5.5″ – a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, an unnervingly fast facial recognition lock, and a second camera geared for low light photography. Drops 11/21/17.

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