AT&T’s CEO Anticipates 5G Plans Could Be Tier-Based And More Expensive

It goes without saying that many are excited to see what kind of changes and improvements 5G could be bringing to the table. As it stands, LTE is pretty fast, but tests have shown that 5G is faster. Unfortunately, it also seems that 5G plans could potentially be more expensive, or at least that’s what AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson is anticipating.During AT&T’s earnings call, Stephenson said that he anticipates that […]

LG Could Halt Smartphone Production In Korea For Somewhere Cheaper

As expected of a MNO such as LG, the company has production plants and factories all over the world. However, a report from Korean publication Yonhap News Agency claims that LG could be considering halting the production of its smartphones over in Korea where they might try to seek out more affordable alternatives.LG has yet to confirm anything, so take it with a grain of salt for now, but it […]

The iPhone XR Is Currently Dominating iPhone Sales In The US

While the iPhone XR might not necessarily be the most hyped smartphone, it does represent one of the more affordable iPhones in Apple’s lineup. For the most part, it features almost identical specs as the iPhone XS and XS Max, save for a couple of differences in the display and camera.However, some might say that having an OLED screen and a dual camera setup might not be worth the extra […]

Oppo A9 Goes Official With 653inch Display And 4020 Mah Battery

The Oppo A9 that leaked two days ago is now official. It's built around a 6.53-inch Full-HD+ notched display and has a screen-to-body ratio of 90.7%. The A9 is likely powered by Helio P70 SoC which is mated to 6GB RAM. It runs Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 and comes with 128GB of internal storage. For photography, it has a dual camera (16MP+2MP) setup at the back and a 16MP snapper on the front. The Oppo A9 flaunts a 3D gradient design and is offered in three colors - Mica Green, Ice Jade White, and Fluorite Purple. The smartphone comes with GameBoost 2.0, has a rear-mounted...

Zte Axon 10 Pro Listed Online Sales Begin May 7

Two months after its official announcement ZTE's flagship Axon 10 Pro 5G has made its way to Chinese online retailer JD.com, which accepts reservations for it. We were already familiar with the key specs and the device topped AnTuTu's benchmark thanks to its powerful processor and F2FS file system. The phone will also be ZTE's first foray into the world of 5G smartphones. The Axon 10 Pro features a 6.47-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED screen with a water drop notch for the 20MP selfie cam. The screen also supports HDR 10 and comes with an in display fingerprint reader. Around the back, the...

Samsung Galaxy View 2 Price And Sale Date Revealed

AT&T confirmed the specs of the Samsung Galaxy View 2 yesterday, and today the US-based carrier has revealed its price and sale date. The Galaxy View 2 will go on sale through online and offline stores starting April 26, and it will be available at $37/month through AT&T Next on a 20-month installment plan which translates to a total price of $740. This Galaxy View successor is powered by Exynos 7884 SoC which is paired with 3GB RAM. It boasts a 17.3-inch 1080p display and is backed by a 12,000 mAh battery. The device boots Android Oreo and comes with a 5MP front camera. The...

Tiktok Is Available Again In India

The TikTok app is no longer banned in India, after a court in Tamil Nadu reversed its order of prohibiting downloads of the app on App Store and Google Play. Initially, it stated the platform was encouraging the spread of explicit content and "cultural degradation" after concerns of pornographic purposes and exploiting children. Following a plea from the TikTok developers Bytedance Technology, the ban was lifted and you can once again download the app. Technically, the platform was always available for Indian users, as long as they had the app on their phones - the state...

At T Might Price 5g Monthly Rates Based On Speeds

Remember when 3G data plans were all-you-can eat and you paid a flat monthly rate for internet? As smartphones got smarter and hungrier for data, carriers started limiting data into fixed amounts per month at the same time that 4G LTE gradually became available. 5G could lead to a totally different approach to pricing, at least according to AT&T's CEO. During AT&T's recent earnings call, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson offered insight as to how we might expect AT&T to structure its pricing for 5G service in the future. I will be very surprised if, as we move into wireless, the pricing...

Xiaomi Patents Smartphone Design With Reversenotch And Its Exactly What It Sounds Like

The notch is one of the most talked about aesthetic features over the past couple of years that many phone makers have began adopting ever since Apple did it with the iPhone X. Whether you love it or not, we guarantee Xiaomi's recently patented design will leave you feeling some type of way. Sketches of a new smartphone design with several possible variations has surfaced in a recently filed patent reportedly submitted by Xiaomi. The patent shows several iterations of a smartphone with a notch, only the notch literally sticks past the top edge of the phone. These drawing show...

Huawei P30 Lite Goes On Sale In India

The Huawei P30 lite that debuted in India last month is now on sale in the country. It's priced at INR19,990 ($286) for the 4GB/128GB variant, with the 6GB/128GB model carrying a price tag of INR22,990 ($328). It's available for purchase through Amazon.in. The P30 lite is powered by Kirin 710 SoC and runs EMUI 9 out-of-the-box. It flaunts a 6.15-inch FHD+ LCD on the front along with a 32MP selfie shooter, and boasts a triple camera setup at the back consisting of 24MP, 8MP, and 2MP units. Huawei P30 lite The P30 lite is offered in Midnight Black and Peacock Blue colors, and it...

Verizon Confirms Galaxy Note 10 Will Have A 5g Variant

On Wednesday, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg explicitly mentioned upcoming 5G devices coming to the carrier's stores. Among them, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, LG V50 ThinQ, and then came the mention of the Note. The Note and the Galaxy coming this year will both have 5G, We've previously covered a report that the next Note device would come in four different variants: two 4G versions and two 5G. Among those rumors were two different display sizes, which Samsung hasn't done before - unless you count the Galaxy Note 4 and the Note Edge, which had technically different screen sizes for totally...

You Can Now Track Activity With Google Fit On Ios And The Apple Watch

Starting today, you can download the Google Fit app on the iOS app store to use on an iPhone. You'll be able to track fitness using Google's ‘Move Minutes' and ‘Heart Points' metrics. These metrics make it easy to understand how much activity you are getting throughout the day and you earn ‘heart points' based on the intensity of activity. In addition to tracking activity with the Google Fit app, It will also integrate with the Apple Health app so you'll be able to earn Heart Points by simply logging workouts and activities on your Apple Watch so there's no separate Google Fit app for the...

LG G8 Camera Review

Announced on Feb 24, the LG G8 ThinQ is the new flagship smartphone (high-end, mainstream) from LG. Designed to be a high-volume product, the camera performance is of paramount importance to prospect buyers, despite a relatively affordable price of $620 (T-Mobile, no contract). Let’s take a look at the LG G8 camera performance through the prism of our four photography pillars.Key Camera Specifications and Uber-G Camera HW Score Rear Camera […]

The Latest Chrome 74 Windows 10 Secret Dark Mode

Chrome is finally being updated to version 74 across all desktop platforms including Mac, Windows, and Linux. Along with Chrome 74, Windows users will be able to enable the long-awaited dark mode. This changes Chrome's UI, menus, and Downloads window to a more comfortable interface to use at night. It isn't fully enabled just yet, but if you're on Windows 10, there's a way to force dark mode. It requires adding some text to the shortcut path, so you could totally have two shortcuts for Chrome: one for standard view and the other just for dark mode. For this to work, you'll need to...

Lg To Stop Manufacturing Smartphones In South Korea

LG plans to suspend manufacturing smartphones in its South Korea plant, according to a report by Reuters. The report further states that LG will be moving the manufacturing to its plant in Vietnam. The information original comes from an unknown source of the Yonhap News Agency and alleges that the move is to help reduce the cost of manufacturing and turn around the company's smartphone division, which has been bleeding money since the past several quarters. The information is not completely unexpected. LG has been receiving an increasingly lukewarm response for its smartphone...

How To Use Gmail Confidential Mode (Windows, Android, iOS)

Sending emails hasn’t changed much in the last decade or so. Yes, the user interface has gotten better and we have more features but the basic stuff remains the same. Despite all the newness security is still one of the main concerns we have while using email. Gmail has decided to tackle this issue with the help of Gmail Confidential mode.What is Gmail Confidential mode?You might be wondering what is […]

Iphone Xr Is The Bestselling Smartphone For Q2 2019 In The Us

A research from CIRP (Consumer Intelligence Research Partners) has found that the iPhone XR is still outselling every other smartphone on the US market for the second quarter this year. Despite the XR's success, the report claims that not everything is roses. The relatively low price of the iPhone XR will bring down the average selling price down to $800 if the trend continues. During the previous quarter, the higher storage tiers boosted the average selling price. For comparison, last year's Q1 storage upgrades accounted for 33% of the total sales while Q1 2019 saw an increase to...

Samsung Is Investing 116 Billion In Chip Production Through 2030

Early last year Samsung became the world's largest chip manufacturer (taking the crown from Intel) largely thanks to the strong performance of its memory division. Today the company announced plans to invest $116 billion through 2030 in non-memory chips. This will help reduce its reliance on the memory segment (which didn't do so hot last quarter). More than half of the money will go towards R&D, creating 15,000 jobs. The rest will go to building the infrastructure. Samsung System LSI, which develops Exynos chips and modems, ISOCELL sensors and more, along with Samsung Foundry (which...

Oppo Reno Handson Review The Non10x Zoom Version

We're in Zurich for the global announcement of the Oppo Reno lineup and we got to spend some quality time with the fully tricked out Reno 10x zoom. After that proper flagship, we also got the opportunity to briefly play around with the regular Reno. The differences in hardware aren't minor and the vanilla Reno comes with the mid-tier Snapdragon 710 instead of the 10x zoom's 855. There's also no periscope telephoto camera on its back and the ultra wide module didn't make the cut either. The main cam does use the same 48MP Sony sensor as the flagship, but the lens isn't stabilized...

Google Maps Adds Realtime Availability Of Ev Chargers In The Us And Uk

Google has just made life easier for electric car users thanks to its latest update in Google Maps. Now EV drivers can enjoy live updated information on charger availability in the US and UK so they don't have to spend time waiting for their next top up. A simple "ev charging stations" search query will bring out the nearest charger and show availability information. According to Google, users will be able to see details such as port types, charging speeds and availability alongside photos, ratings, and reviews from other drivers. Google said it partnered with Chargemaster, EVgo,...

LG May Stop Manufacturing Phones In South Korea

LG has really been feeling the pinch the smartphone market for quite some time. It has made some serious attempts to improve its fortunes but they’re not quite yielded the results that it requires. LG isn’t giving up on the business, though, and is making an effort to reform and optimize it. This may include discontinuing smartphone production in its home country of South Korea. According to media reports, LG […]

HMD Investigating Nokia 9 Fingerprint Sensor Issues

Some Nokia 9 owners have reported a serious security flaw with the in-display fingerprint sensor on their units. Many users had initially complained about the sensor’s accuracy when the device came out. HMD Global did send out a software update last week which was supposed to improve the accuracy. However, a security flaw has been detected in several units whereby even unregistered fingerprints have been able to generate a positive […]

Ifixit Tears Down Galaxy Fold Finds It Fatally Fragile

Despite Samsung's recalls, tear down specialists iFixit have managed to get their hands on the Galaxy Fold and open it up a lot more than it already does. While it's best to read the tear down in its entirety, here are some of the talking points raised by the article: One of the areas for concern are the gaps all around the phone. While we already know the Galaxy Fold is not ingress protected, the gaps are rather large around the hinge and may potentially be a location for small particles to get stuck and jam the mechanism or even damage the display. The phone has two batteries,...

Oneplus 7 Pro Prices Will Start At Around 700

This year OnePlus will go for a multi-tier strategy and will launch the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. The Pro model will offer numerous upgrades over the vanilla model and it will be pricey (by OnePlus standards). Rumor has it that the OnePlus 7 Pro with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage will cost €750 while the top-specced 12/256GB model will be €820. The price for the base 6/128GB memory option is unknown, but should be around €700. Note that there might be small differences between EU countries. For US pricing, there's a very good chance that you just swap the € sign for a $, meaning...

People Are Waiting Longer Than Ever To Upgrade Their Phones

Flagship smartphones have continued to get expensive over the past few years. One would easily cost you north of $1,000 now and if you opt for one of those fancy upcoming foldable smartphones, be prepared to spend over $2,000 on a phone that will be outdated in a couple of years. No wonder people are waiting to upgrade their phones longer than ever before. Verizon says that the upgrade rate […]

Ee Will Test Its 5g Network At The Glastonbury Festival

The Glastonbury Festival is coming up soon (June 26-30) and EE will use it as a testing ground for its 5G network. It will erect temporary 5G antennas and make it the UK's "first 5G-connected festival". Glastonbury is expected to attract a record 200,000 people who will use up a whopping 70TB of data. There's a stumbling block, however - almost no one will have a 5G-capable phone. But 5G enthusiasts will have options. EE is a launch partner for the Oppo Reno 5G, which will be available staring from May at €900 (around £780). That will most likely be Europe's first 5G phone. The...

Uk To Allow Huawei Limited Access In Noncore 5g Components

In a slight turn of events, the British National Security Council (NHC) has decided to grant Huawei the right to help build up "non-core" 5G infrastructure. The decision comes at a time when multiple countries around the world have banned Huawei from supplying 5G network equipment. According to the Daily Telegraph, Prime Minister Theresa May, who heads the NHC made her decision despite expressed caution from several senior ministers as well as warnings from the US. The move would allow Huawei to supply 5G base stations and transmission equipment in the UK but not much more. The company...

Samsung Is Now Recalling All Early Review Units Of The Galaxy Fold

As some of you might have heard, Samsung ran into some issues with the early review units of the Galaxy Fold that they sent out to some social media influencers and tech publications. The issue, for those unfamiliar, was that the display was “failing” on some users due to them peeling off the protective layer on the screen, which was initially thought to be just a regular screen protector.Now according […]

OnePlus 7 Pro Launch Date Confirmed For May 14th

OnePlus talked up its OnePlus 7 Pro flagship smartphone just yesterday without giving away when the handset is going to be announced. Never one to not take full advantage of the hype surrounding its devices, OnePlus has confirmed just a day later when it’s going to unveil the OnePlus 7 Pro. The announcement has been scheduled for May 14th. It will take place in New York. The company’s confirmation for […]

Huawei P30 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S10+ In Speed Test

Both the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Huawei P30 phones are currently the hottest smartphones in the market at the moment, both of which are offering the best both companies have to offer. Naturally, comparisons will be made, which is why PhoneBuff has put together a video that compares the speed of both phones.In the video above, we see the Huawei P30 Pro put up against the Samsung Galaxy S10+. […]

Top Analyst ‘Confirms’ 5G iPhone For Launch in 2020

Earlier this month, it was rumored that Apple might not be launching their 5G iPhone until 2021 due to the difficulty of sourcing components. This stemmed from the fact that Qualcomm is currently one of the biggest suppliers, but due to their legal troubles, Apple was clearly avoiding trying to source from them.That changed later when it was revealed that Apple and Qualcomm had reached a settlement agreement and that it […]

Google Is Testing A Swipe Back Gesture In Android Q

As we’re starting to see more handset makers opt for the full-screen design, it also means that Android needs to start adapting where instead of relying on on-screen/soft keys, gestures will probably be a better idea. We’ve seen Google adopt some gestures with the Pixel 3 smartphones, but now it looks like they might be expanding on that.In a report from XDA Developers, it appears that Google is testing out […]

Smartphones Are Being Used As Ultrasound Scanners In African Villages

For those living in developed countries, sometimes we can take certain health care facilities for granted where they are typically stocked with your basic machinery and equipment. However, in more rural parts of the world, accessing such equipment can be near impossible, but it seems that technology has created some innovative solutions.In a story from the New York Times, it details how doctors over in Uganda, Africa, are using their […]

We Could Start Seeing More iOS Apps Ported To macOS In The Future

Apple has long stated their desire for iOS and macOS to remain separate from one another. This is versus the strategy that Microsoft had employed with Windows, where they have more or less unified the experience on tablets, laptops, and desktops. However, it seems that Apple could be taking a page out of Google’s book.According to a report from 9to5Mac, they have revealed that come WWDC 2019, Apple could announce […]

Samsung Officially Delays The Launch Of The Galaxy Fold

Yesterday we had reported that Samsung had apparently delayed its launch event for the Galaxy Fold in China. It was speculated that it could be due to the various issues with the handset that early reviewers had encountered. Unfortunately, if you were one of those who were hoping to get their hands on the Galaxy Fold at launch, you might be disappointed to learn that it has been officially delayed.According […]

JCPenney Has Dropped Apple Pay Support

While it has been possible to pay in store and through the iOS app at JCPenney using Apple Pay, that will no longer be the case. The retail chain has confirmed that it has dropped Apple Pay support. The move has been rather abrupt and no concrete information has been offered as to why it decided to do this. JCPenney first ran a pilot program with Apple Pay back in […]

Google Offers Pixel 3 For Half Off To Celebrate Project Fi’s Birthday

In the market for a new Pixel 3 smartphone? Google has just the offer for you. The company is celebrating the fourth birthday of Project Fi today and as part of the celebration, it’s offering the Pixel 3 handsets for half off. As is the case with any promotion, there are some caveats that you should be aware of. In order to take advantage of this promotion and get the […]

OnePlus 7 Pro Will Have 5G And A ‘Breakthrough Display’

OnePlus is due to launch its next flagship smartphone in the not too distant future and the company is now revealing some more information about the OnePlus 7 Pro. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the handset will feature a “breakthrough” display and that it’s going to have support for 5G. OnePlus is really talking up the display for this year’s flagship model which would suggest that it’s going […]

Google Starts Updating Its Apps To Support Foldable Displays

The last time we saw Google update Android with support for the notch, we saw the Pixel 3 XL launch with a notch. Now it looks like Google could potentially be looking to try their hand at foldable smartphones. This is thanks to Google recently rolling out support for Android Foldables on its Google Photos app.For those unfamiliar, back in 2018, Google did announce that Android would soon support foldable […]

Google Search On Mobile Just Got A Lot More Informative

Given how much time we spend on our phones, it’s not surprising that in the past few years, Google has been turning their sights towards creating a richer experience with Google Search on our phones. That being said, it seems that Google has recently rolled out a few major updates to Google Search on mobile that will make it more informative than ever.As reported by Android Police, it seems that […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Concept Renders Look Beautiful

This year, not only would Samsung have launched the Galaxy S10, but they are also expected to launch the Galaxy Note 10 which would take place in the later part of the year. No one knows what the phone could look like at the moment, but in a video uploaded by Concept Creator, he has put together renders of what he thinks the phone might look like.We should point out […]

Watch The Samsung Galaxy Fold Get Folded 1,000 Times In 20 Minutes

Many are no doubt wondering about the durability of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. This is because foldable phones are a unique piece of technology and repeated foldings of a handset’s display sounds like it could eventually lead to breakage. Plus there have been reports of the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s display running into issues in as little time as two days.That being said, it seems that in a bid to find […]

Official Documents Suggests HTC’s 5G Smartphone Will Launch In H2 2019

With 5G being the talk of the town, it didn’t come as a surprise to learn that many Android handset makers would be launching 5G variants of their phones. In fact, dating back to 2018, it was reported that HTC could have such a device in the works. Unfortunately, save for the HTC 5G Hub launched at MWC 2019, the company has yet to make any of their plans official.However, […]

Samsung Galaxy Fold Launch In China Might Have Been Postponed Due To Issues

As some of you might have heard, the Samsung Galaxy Fold has run into some issues with its early review units where reviewers have experienced some problems with its display. It was definitely not a good start for the company, especially for a phone that costs close to $2,000. Now it looks like Samsung could have delayed the phone to address those problems.This is according to a tweet by Ice […]

LG’s Software Upgrade Center Hasn’t Delivered On Its Promise Of Fast Updates

The fragmentation in Android OS updates often sees users having to wait a considerable amount of time for software updates. To fix this problem for its customers, LG launched a Software Upgrade Center about a year ago with the promise of speeding up Android updates for people who own LG smartphones. It turns out that the center hasn’t really delivered on that promise. When LG announced this ‘Global Software Upgrade […]

Alleged iPhone 11 Molds Show Off Triple Camera Setup

One of the rumored features of Apple’s 2019 iPhones is that they are expected to see an improvement on the camera front. By that we mean that there have been reports claiming that Apple could be adding a third camera to the rear camera setup, and now thanks to new photos, it seems to be lending credence to the rumors.The photos were originally posted on Weibo and shared on Slashleaks […]

Job Listings Hint At OnePlus Phones Coming To Verizon, AT&T, Sprint

If you wanted to get your hands on a OnePlus handset through a carrier, T-Mobile was pretty much your only choice, otherwise you’d just have to buy the handset at full price directly from OnePlus or retailers. However, there is a good chance that this could change in the near future, thanks to a variety of job listings.According to job listings posted on OnePlus’ website, it seems that the company […]

OnePlus CEO Teases Announcement For An Announcement

The OnePlus 7 is coming soon and if the rumors are to be believed, the handset could be officially announced on the 14th of May. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but it looks like in the meantime, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has teased that more information will be shared next week.According to a tweet posted by Lau, he asks his followers to check back with […]

Apple Begrudgingly Admits Qualcomm’s Tech Is ‘The Best’

For a while, it looked as though Apple’s legal spat with Qualcomm could be dragged on for years on end, similar to Apple’s legal battle against Samsung. However, to everyone’s surprise, Apple and Qualcomm settled their dispute where it was reported that Qualcomm will actually supply Apple with 5G modems for its 2020 iPhones.Now thanks to a report from The Washington Post, it seems that Apple’s settlement with Qualcomm was […]

zte axon 10 pro listed online sales begin may 7

Two months after its official announcement ZTE's flagship Axon 10 Pro 5G has made its way to Chinese online retailer JD.com, which accepts reservations for it. We were already familiar with the key specs and the device topped AnTuTu's benchmark thanks to its powerful processor and F2FS file system. The phone will also be

samsung galaxy view 2 price and sale date revealed

AT&T confirmed the specs of the Samsung Galaxy View 2 yesterday, and today the US-based carrier has revealed its price and sale date. The Galaxy View 2 will go on sale through online and offline stores starting April 26, and it will be available at $37/month through AT&T Next on a 20-month installment plan which

tiktok is available again in india

The TikTok app is no longer banned in India, after a court in Tamil Nadu reversed its order of prohibiting downloads of the app on App Store and Google Play. Initially, it stated the platform was encouraging the spread of explicit content and "cultural degradation" after concerns of pornographic purposes and exploiting children. Following a

at t might price 5g monthly rates based on speeds

Remember when 3G data plans were all-you-can eat and you paid a flat monthly rate for internet? As smartphones got smarter and hungrier for data, carriers started limiting data into fixed amounts per month at the same time that 4G LTE gradually became available. 5G could lead to a totally different approach to pricing,

huawei p30 lite goes on sale in india

The Huawei P30 lite that debuted in India last month is now on sale in the country. It's priced at INR19,990 ($286) for the 4GB/128GB variant, with the 6GB/128GB model carrying a price tag of INR22,990 ($328). It's available for purchase through Amazon.in. The P30 lite is powered by Kirin 710 SoC and runs EMUI