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This sustainable smartphone could be a real game-changer for the planet


TL;DR: Do your part to be more eco-friendly with a Teracube smartphone for $289.99, a 14% savings as of April 27. The slowing down of travel, manufacturing, and day-to-day capitalist operations has sneakily made a positive impact on one thing that could really use it: the planet. But experts warn as soon as life returns to normal, the environment could wind up worse than before. So, if we truly want to help the planet, we all must make individual efforts to cut our carbon footprint in the long term. It may seem small, but one way you can help is to stop buying a new smartphone every two years.

Panasonic to sell smartphones in five developing countries

The Japan Times

OSAKA – Panasonic Corp. will start selling low-priced smartphones for consumers this autumn in five developing countries, including Kenya and Myanmar, according to informed sources. The other three countries are Ghana, Nigeria and Bangladesh. Prices are expected to be around 10,000. The major electronics maker once designed and produced smartphones for sale in the Japanese and European markets, but it has withdrawn from those operations. Currently, smartphones are only handled by an Indian unit, which sells low-priced models for consumers that are designed and manufactured through outsourcing.

Google is building its own smartphone, report says


Yes, there's the Nexus line, which are phones that Google sells in close partnership with a rotating cast of hardware makers. But according to a Telegraph report, Google is going to build its own smartphone from scratch, just as it's done with the Pixel Chromebooks and tablet. The thinking is that this would allow Google to more directly compete with Apple for the high end of the smartphone market, which is still dominated by the iPhone in many Western markets. The Telegraph claims that "a senior source" tells it to expect the phone by the end of the year. But there's some evidence Google is moving in this direction.

LG G6 will be a reliable smartphone


Now the company has put out a new teaser in pinkish purple color for the upcoming LG G6 smartphone. And this time the image reads "Reliability, Check, Check Check." Guessing what LG might be trying to convey, it looks like the new smartphone from LG will be a reliable smartphone. Moreover, LG might also be trying to say that the phone has gone through some tight scrutiny during the production process and that everything has been taken care of. SEE ALSO: LG G6 new teaser states'less artificial more intelligence' LG might just be reassuring people that the device they will be getting is going to be a complete package.

Sharp's new smartphone has double the notch for...double the fun?


As phonemakers try their best to make the notch look less obvious, Sharp is doubling it up. The Japanese electronics maker has unveiled its AQUOS R2 Compact, featuring the company's first "double notch" design. While the top notch houses the front-facing camera, the bottom notch features a fingerprint reader which sits below the 5.2-inch 2280 x 1080 IGZO LCD. Sharp boasts that its design means the phone can be used easily with one hand, a dream that's long subsided for us. Aside from that, the AQUOS R2 Compact runs on Android 9 Pie, boasting a Snapdragon 845 processor, 64GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM, a 22.6-megapixel rear camera, and a 2,500mAh battery.