Apple’s iPhones are selling markedly less well than before, according to phone purchasing surveys and customer buybacks. The entire industry is slumping hard.

While the feature set of Android Q is pretty well fleshed out at this point, there are a few new things in Beta 5. 

The bargain-priced Snapdragon 200-series chips have offered bare minimum performance in the past, but Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 215 system-on-a-chip (SoC) could make ultra-cheap phones much more usable with better performance, higher resolutions, and more. 

There are always some leaks here and there, and last year a crate of Pixel 3 XLs “fell off a truck” in Russia. Nothing that informative has happened yet this time around, but there are some new renders of the upcoming Pixel 4 XL. 

Samsung wanted to release the Galaxy Fold several months ago, but hardware defects in the first batch of review units led to an indefinite delay. Now, Samsung has reportedly finished redesigning the device to make it more durable.

Multiple news agencies have joined forces to analyze a new piece of malware, which Chinese border agents are forcing tourists to install on their phones. The software copies messaging, contacts, and searches phones for thousands of different documents. 

The wait is almost over for phone buyers who look at the Galaxy S10 and wish it had more features.

How a Huawei phone and a FedEx delivery turned into an international incident.

Oppo says it’s almost ready to release a phone with the camera hidden underneath the display. It will probably come with some tradeoffs, but the aesthetic appeal won’t be one of them. 

Verizon hasn’t been able to lock any of its LTE devices because of commitments it made years back. Now, the FCC has agreed to partially waive that requirement, allowing Verizon to lock devices to its network for 60 days.