More 5G phones coming

LG to launch V50 ThinQ 5G phone on Tuesday 5 June. Global website here and it looks like a high-specified and well-made device.

It has a 6.4-inch OLED screen, 6/128GB RAM/Storage, Snapdragon 855, X50 modem and three rear cameras

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OPPO is launching its Reno 5G (global website here) and in true OPPO style has some lovely  colours and finishes as well as its famous 10X periscope zoom offering 16-160mm focal length, 48MP main camera, Dual OIS and all the AI smarts like Ultra Night Mode 2.0 and AI Portrait optimisation, beautification, Dazzle colour, 5 bokeh pre-sets. Early indications are that it will blitz the DxoMark – yet again.

To top it off it has a 6.6” AMOLED screen, 8GB/256GB RAM/Storage, Snapdragon 855, X50 5G modem and all the bells and whistles.

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OPPO is not subject to the US Presidential Executive Order technology bans as some other Chinese handset makers are.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G launch is 28 May. Preliminary details here.

HTC is launching its 5G modem next week. Stay tuned.

 And before you get caught up in 5G Hype read our GadgetGuy 5G guide here.

Just how much do tech giants know about you?

Too much if you use the Who’s Watching You study and tool by vpnMentor.

 Secrets hiding in the T&C’s include:  

  • Location – All 6 of the main dating apps, such as Tinder, Hinge and Happn, continue to track your location when the app is not in use, and Hinge and Tinder even ignore the “Do Not Track” instruction.
  • Your Messages – Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram use the information you share on their messaging services, while Twitter and Spotify openly state they have access to any messages sent on their platforms.
  • Device Information – Google and Amazon keep hold of voice recordings from searches and Alexa, respectively, while Apple Music tracks phone calls and emails on the devices.
  • Contacts – so they can link you to others and market to them as well
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Online daters beware – one of the key discoveries revealed that those dating sites within the Match.com umbrella (Match.com, Tinder, OKCupid and Plentyoffish) all share any data share with each other.  All also share data with dating app Hinge that states user data is accessible on a need-to-know basis by Hinge personnel, rather than completely anonymised.