Redmi Y3 Receives Wifi Certification Probably Launching Soon

It looks like the Redmi sub-brand is getting a new entry level device with the upcoming Y3, which just passed Wi-Fi certification. The phone will succeed the Redmi Y2 from last year which was known as the Redmi S2 internationally and we can expect similar naming strategy with the new phone going as the Redmi S3 globally. Little else is known about the upcoming budget phone, we can confirm that it will run on Android 9.0 with MIUI 10 on top. Pricing is expected to remain in the INR 10,000 ($140/€120) range. Yet the fact that the Redmi Y3 is already getting certified by agencies...

Xiaomi Google Lens Integration Miui Camera App

After the arrival of Mi Pay and Redmi Go in India, Xiaomi has another announcement this week. The company has launched Google Lens integration within the native MIUI camera app. This means instead of downloading an app, the platform is available with a single tap. The confirmation arrived on the Indian section of MIUI's forums. Google Lens essentially gives you context about stuff around you - animals, books, music covers, points of interest, QR scanner, recognizing landscapes, etc. It can also automatically collect info from a business card and store it, so you don't have to wear...

Huawei Mate 30 Could Be The First Phone With A 7nm Euv Chipset The Kirin 985

The Huawei Mate 30 could be become the first smartphone to ship with a chipset built with an Extreme UltraViolet (EUV) process. That chipset will be the Kirin 985 and will be produced at the TSMC foundries. It will still be a 7nm chip, however the EUV enhancement will allow for 20% greater transistor density. This will be marketed at 7+ nm. The benefits of EUV will become more pronounced as nodes get smaller (e.g. 5nm). The Kirin 985 will come with increased clock speeds for higher performance (and perhaps some power savings too), but the CPU and GPU architecture will be largely the...

Two New Entry Level Vivo Devices Appear On Geekbench

After releasing two midrange devices with the V15 and X27, vivo's next offerings will likely cater to the budget segment. Two new phones by the company popped up on Geekbench touting entry level specs. The first offering, the vivo 1901, comes with the budget Helio P22 SoC along with 2GB RAM and Android 9.0 Pie. The phone manages to push out a single core score of 811 and 2473 on the multi-core test, similar to the Helio A22 powered Redmi 6A. The vivo 1902 packs the Helio P35 also paired with 2GB RAM and Android Pie. Performance is almost identical to the vivo 1901 with 815...

Two Teaser Videos And A Leaked Handson Footage Of The Huawei P30 Pro Emerge

The hype train continues to roll and to keep the steam going, Huawei released two more teaser videos for the P30 Pro emphasizing on the camera capabilities. More precisely, the zoom and the 3D ToF sensor on the back. The videos originally appeared on Weibo and were posted by Huawei, so it's as official as it gets. Along with those, we get a newly surfaced hands-on video that once again, shows off the fast under-display fingerprint reader. We don't know what kind of fingerprint scanner Huawei used - either optical or ultrasonic - but it appears to be blazing fast. The...

Hmd Global Responds To The Nokia 7 Plus Units In Europe Sending Data To China

Shortly after the news broke about the batch of Nokia 7 Plus devices sending private user data to a Chinese server, HMD Global responded with an official statement. The statement says that the company made a mistake regarding user activation for another country. The wrong software package has been installed on the batch of Nokia 7 Plus handsets. We can confirm that no personally identifiable information has been shared with any third party. We have analysed the case at hand and have found that our device activation client meant for another country was mistakenly included in the...

Huawei Malaysia Slips Up Confirms The Huawei P30 Lite Is Really The Nova 4e

The flagship P30 phones have been the stars of two major leaks, but the Huawei P30 lite is not getting left behind - it leaked too. And these are leaks straight from Huawei.com mind you, it doesn't get any more reliable than this. Still, the P30 lite leak is fairly tame, in fact it just confirms something we suspected all along - the phone will merely be a rebranded Huawei nova 4e, which was unveiled last week. Huawei P30 lite, aka nova 4e Here's the proof - check the images on the official page on Huawei Malaysia for the 4e, the folder and image file names make it quite...

Netflix Testing Cheaper Mobile Only Plan In India

Netflix is now testing its mobile-only plan in India, according to Economic Times. The company had previously started testing this plan in other countries, including Malaysia, and is now trying it out in India. With this plan, you can subscribe to the service for INR 250 ($3.6). This is half of the cheapest plan Netflix currently offers for INR 500 ($7.2), which gives you SD quality and the option to stream on one device at a time. In comparison, the mobile-only plan will also offer SD quality and one device limit but that device now has to be a mobile device. As is with the case with...

Xperia 1 Screen Uses 4k Resolution All The Time

Sony launched the Xperia 1 with the first 4K OLED display in a smartphone. It arrived with a 21:9 ratio and the whole panel is trademarked under the moniker CinemaWide. According to moderators on an official Sony forum, it won't follow in the footsteps of the XZ2 Premium and revert to 1080p for most of the UI and apps - everything will be shown in the 4K resolution of 3840 x 1644 pixels. Screenshot of the confirmation Still, the apps that do not support native 4K and will work in Full HD until support is added. The native apps will all be updated to support the new resolution -...

Whatsapp Might Soon Tell You How Many Times Your Message Has Been Forwardednews

Last week we told you about WhatsApp's test of in-app browsing and reverse image search features on its Android app. Today we learn about two more features that this Facebook subsidiary is working on. WhatsApp is developing two new features called "Forwarding Info" and "Frequently Forwarded". Forwarding Info tells you how many times a message you sent to others has been forwarded. This information is shown in the Message Info section which is accessed by long pressing the sent message and then tapping on the info icon that appears at the top. WABetaInfo reports that this feature...

After Huawei Enjoy 9s The Enjoy 9e Also Leaks With Specs And Images

Huawei is hosting an event on March 25 in China where it will unveil the Enjoy 9S and Enjoy 9e smartphones. Specifications and images of the 9S have already leaked, and now the 9e has also surfaced online ahead of the launch. Pictures of the Enjoy 9e show that it looks similar to the Enjoy 9S, except that it has a bigger chin with Huawei logo atop. The smartphone will come in at least three colors - Brown, Black, and Blue - with the Brown variant having a back with leather finish. Huawei Enjoy 9e The leak also includes specifications of the Enjoy 9e - Helio P35 SoC, 3GB RAM,...

Vivo V15 Comes To India Prebooking Starts From March 25

The vivo V15 that was unveiled earlier this month has debuted in India today. The smartphone is priced at INR23,990 ($348) and will be sold through Flipkart, Amazon.in, vivo India's online store, as well as brick-and-mortar stores across the country. vivo will begin the sales of the V15 in India from April 1, but it will start accepting pre-orders from March 25. Those who pre-order can get up to INR10,000 ($145) benefits from Reliance Jio and a one-time free screen replacement. vivo V15 The V15 has Helio P70 SoC under the hood with 6GB RAM. It boasts a 6.53-inch notchless...

Xiaomi Mi A3 To Come With An Indisplay Fingerprint Scanner

Xiaomi might have hit the jackpot with the latest Redmi series, but the company keeps pushing. The latest tech that it wants to bring to its midrangers, is the under-display fingerprint scanner. Reports from XDA-Developers revealed at least three new phones with the FOD technology (fingerprint-on-display) were spotted for hardware testing, two of them with codenames suggesting Android One. They are most likely the Xiaomi Mi A3 and Xiaomi Mi A3 Lite and one of their Chinese versions. The three phones are codenamed "pyxis", "bamboo_sprout", and "cosmos_sprout", with the _sprout suffix...

Comcast Launches Xfinity Flex A 5 Month Streaming Box

Streaming content is as popular as ever and the market is crowded with streaming device options from Roku, to Amazon's Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV. You get the picture. On Thursday, Comcast announced the Xfinity Flex streaming box. It's powered by the same OS that runs on its Xfinity cable DVR boxes. Apple is set to announce its own video streaming service very soon and Xfinity wants to make sure that folks hear about the Flex before that happens. It's a streaming box for those Xfinity Internet customers who don't have set-top TV boxes. Unsurprisingly, being an Xfinity...

A Batch Of Nokia Phones Were Inadvertently Communicating With A Chinese Server

On Thursday, major news firm of Norway, NRK reported about an issue where several units of the Nokia 7 Plus were inadvertently sending personal information to a Chinese server. These units were sold in the Norwegian market but quickly raised grave concern when the communication between the handset and Chinese server were discovered. The report found that personal information about the device, including GPS coordinates, SIM card number, and the devices serial number were being transferred to the server, unencrypted. This was happening whenever the phone was switched on, screen fired up, or...

Tmobile Launches Pilot Home Internet Program

The future of home-internet has begun in the US. Following Verizon's recent announcement of 5G service and the eventual launch of its home 5G broadband service, T-Mobile is beating Verizon to the punch line. No, T-Mobile doesn't have a 5G network yet, but it believes it can deliver home internet via 4G LTE. On Thursday, T-Mobile is announcing a limited pilot program called T-Mobile Home Internet. The service offers unlimited internet over a 4G LTE connection, fit enough for a household. T-Mobile is only offering the pilot to specific areas where the carrier has enough capacity to cover a...

Redmi Go Now On Sale In India

The Redmi Go that debuted in India earlier this week goes on sale today in the country starting at noon local time through Mi.com, Flipkart, and Mi Home stores. The Redmi Go is priced at INR4,499 ($66) and is powered by Snapdragon 425 SoC which is coupled with 1GB RAM. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) and sports a 5-inch LCD having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Redmi Go This smartphone has 8GB of onboard storage and the Indian variant comes with a dedicated slot for microSD card that allows storage expansion by up to 128GB. It has an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front...

Sony Xperia 10

Sony's newly revamped smartphone lineup revolves around the digit 1 - there's the flagship Xperia 1 that's not quite ready for prime time and the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus in the midrange, the two very much in stores as we speak. We had a closer look at the 10 Plus recently, and now it's the smaller 10's turn.

Brand New Pixel 2 Xl For Verizon Is Now Just 39999

Google may not have launched its mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL yet, but if you want a Google smartphone that's priced like a mid-ranger there's no need to wait for those. Right now, Best Buy is offering Verizon's Pixel 2 XL for just $399.99, no contract or activation required. That's $450 off the phone's initial price when it launched back in 2017, and a very good deal considering what you're getting for the price of an iPhone SE, basically. Also, if you hate the Pixel 3 XL's huge notch, but like big Google phones, the 2 XL is definitely the one for you. Now this is technically the...

Samsung Galaxy S10e Deal Free Qi Wireless Charger Duo

Samsung's Galaxy S10 and S10+ were pretty predictable, but the S10e is something else entirely. Sure, the Korean company wants to emulate Apple's strategy by having an iPhone XR of its own, exact same price point and all, but the thing is the cheapest member of the S10 family does a lot of what its more expensive siblings do too. And you save quite a bit going for it. And it's the only high-end Samsung option for people who hate curved screens. So, if this model intrigues you too, perhaps enough to make you want one, B&H has an interesting deal going on. There's no price cut yet - it's way...

Nokia Phones Being Investigated For Sending Data To China

HMD, the Finnish company making Nokia-branded devices, is now being investigated by the country’s data protection watchdog amid reports that some of its phones sent data to servers in China. The investigation comes after NRK, a Norwegian public broadcaster, claimed having proof which showed that Nokia phones were sending sensitive data to China based on a tip from a device owner. Henrik Austad, the man who gave the tip, said […]

AT&T CEO Got A Robocall During A Live Interview

People in the United States really want the Federal Communications Commission and mobile carriers to do something about robocalls. They have become a nuisance with one report suggested that more than 26 billion robocalls are now being placed in the country annually. So it may be entirely unsurprising to see that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson got a robocall during a live interview. Stephenson was at an Economic Club event in […]

WhatsApp Business Now Rolling Out For iOS

WhatsApp Business is not a part of the main app. It’s actually a separate version of WhatsApp that’s meant for businesses who want to communicate with their clients directly. It has already been available on Android for quite some time and is now being rolled out for iOS. A beta was first released for iOS devices last month. According to WABetaInfo, the app was first spotted on the Mexican App […]

5G Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Be Available For Purchase April 5

Last month when Samsung launched the Galaxy S10, they also announced that there would be a 5G variant of the handset. There was no mention of when the phone will be launched, but according to Yonhap News (via PhoneArena), Samsung has confirmed the phone’s availability for the 5th of April.Unfortunately this launch date will only be for South Korea which means that it is still unclear when it might make […]

Rovio Launches New Augmented Reality Angry Birds Game

Back in the day having Angry Birds available on your mobile platform was a big deal. These days the franchise is nowhere as popular as it once was, but it seems that Rovio is continuing to push it. The company, together with Resolution Games, has launched a new Angry Birds title in the form of Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs.For those who have been following Angry Birds related news, […]

Android Users In Europe Will Soon Be Asked Which Browser They Want To Use

Some of you might recall that many years ago, Microsoft ran into some antitrust issues where they were accused of forcing Internet Explorer onto its Windows users. Clearly that has set a precedent because over in Europe, Google has run into similar problems where back in 2018, the company was hit with a $5 billion fine by the EU.The company has since made some changes where in an announcement on […]

Leaked Samsung Galaxy Fold Video Shows Off A Very Obvious Crease

Samsung has been very secretive with their Galaxy Fold smartphone. They officially unveiled it at their Unpacked event in February, but even then the phone was kept behind a glass and no one was allowed to touch it. Now thanks to a recently leaked video, it seems that someone had managed to get their hands on the handset and we have to say that we’re not that impressed.For starters it […]

Facebook Messenger Updated With Threaded Replies

If you’re chatting with someone, sometimes your messages can get lost in the conversation and it might be confusing. However this is an issue that has been solved in some messenger apps, such as WhatsApp which lets you reply to certain messages with a quote to give it better context to the reader.The good news for those who chat a lot using Facebook Messenger, it seems that Facebook has started […]

Opera For Android Gets An Integrated Free VPN

Opera for Android users will be delighted to hear that the company has integrated its free VPN service with its Android browser. Prior to its change of ownership, the company had launched an Opera VPN service which was a standalone app for iOS and Android. It later integrated the service into the desktop browser. However, Opera VPN was discontinued last year. It’s back now and lives within the Android browser. […]

T-Mobile Subscribers Can Get A Free Year Of MLB.TV Again

T-Mobile offers its subscribers a lot of freebies through its Tuesdays app one of which has been a yearly subscription to MLB.TV. The carrier is bringing back this offer once again for the year. Interested subscribers will be able to get it on March 26th. The subscription itself is valued at $118.99. The carrier announced today that it has renewed its partnership with MLB.TV for four more years. This should, […]

How to Create App Folders on iPhone

Staying organized is a way to save time. You can do this by Creating folders and Grouping Apps of same nature all at one place. It is effortless and an efficient practice which you must follow absolutely. In this article, we will walk you through all the steps needed to Create Folders and Group apps on iPhoneCreating  Folders in iPhone with iOS 7 and below You need a minimum of […]

The Razer Phone 3 Might Not Be Dead After All

Last month it was reported that Razer might have killed off their Razer Phone lineup. This was based on a report that revealed that Razer had laid off some members from its smartphone division. Razer did not fully confirm whether or not the Razer Phone was dead, but now a report from DigiTimes has revealed that maybe the Razer Phone 3 might not be dead after all.According to DigiTimes, “Razer […]

Checkout On Instagram Lets You Shop Within The App

There’s no shortage of people hawking stuff on Instagram. Whether it’s a fitness model you follow who’s promoting a diet tea or a clothing brand showcasing its latest range. It’s a platform which may influence your next shopping decision. That’s why Instagram has been building out shopping features on the platform with Checkout on Instagram being the latest one. It will enable users to shop for products without having to […]

Google Inbox App Shutting Down On April 2nd

You may have heard that Google+ will bite the dust on April 2nd but it’s not going to be the only Google service to meet its demise on that day. The company has now started sending notifications to Inbox users that the service is going to bid farewell on the same day. Google sent out emails late last year to confirm that it would shut down Inbox in 2019. It […]

Motorola Could Have A Smartphone Powered By Samsung’s Exynos Chipset

Samsung has their own chipsets in the form of the Exynos range. However for the most part, these Exynos chipsets have been exclusive to Samsung devices, but if recent benchmarks are to be believed, Motorola could be working on a handset that is powered by Samsung’s Exynos chipset.This is according to a sighting on Geekbench (via PhoneArena) in which a phone dubbed the Moto P40 was sighted powered by the […]

Huawei’s P30 Series Might Not Come Cheap

Our smartphones these days are increasing in prices and if you’re hoping that the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will change that, think again. According to a report from WinFuture.de, it seems that the upcoming P30 will be priced at 749 Euro, while the P30 Pro will be priced starting at 999 Euro for the base model, but will go up to 1,099 Euro for the 256GB model.However the good […]

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone Goes Official

Xiaomi had confirmed that it would be unveiling its new gaming smartphone on March 18th and the company has done just that today. The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 handset is official today. The number here doesn’t hide the fact that this is the successor to Xiaomi’s original Black Shark smartphone. As expected, the Black Shark 2 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 mobile platform coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB […]

Purdue University Bans Netflix In Academic Buildings

Don’t expect to catch up on your favorite shows during class if you go to Purdue University. That’s because the university has decided to ban Netflix and other streaming services in academic buildings. This ban extends to music streaming services as well in academic buildings on the West Lafayette, Ind., campus. The ban obviously applies if the students are using the university Wi-Fi. Not only has the university banned access […]

Android Q Testing Out The Use Of Chat Heads For Notifications

One of the nifty features of Facebook Messenger is that it uses chat heads that are displayed on the main screen and overlays on top of other apps. Some might find it intrusive or annoying, but the fact that it is always present means that it is easy to get to, especially if you use Facebook Messenger often.Now it seems that Google could be borrowing the feature as well because […]

WhatsApp Testing In-App Browser, Reverse Image Search

When you click on a link to a website on WhatsApp, it usually opens the link in your phone’s browser, whichever browser that you have set as your default. However according to the folks at WABetaInfo, it seems that WhatsApp is testing out using an in-app browser, similar to how Facebook links open up within the app’s own browser.Presumably the idea, similar to having in-line videos, is that it will […]

SwiftKey Adds Google As A Search Engine Option

While Microsoft might have failed on the mobile hardware front, the company has been making some inroads by introducing their own software and services to other platforms such as iOS and Android. They have also acquired other apps such as SwiftKey, giving them more in-roads to Apple and Google’s operating systems.Unsurprisingly apps such as SwiftKey relied on Bing for its built-in search engine, but it seems that Microsoft could have […]

Future Samsung Smartphones Could Drop The Hole-In Display

Samsung’s answer to the notch comes in the form of a hole-in display, where a small cutout has been made to accommodate the front-facing camera. We’re not sure if it is better or worse since it ultimately impacts the design of the phone and interrupts the display (although it does come with some fun wallpapers).However it seems that the company thinks of it as a temporary solution as they work […]

Additional Huawei P30, P30 Pro Specs Leaked

Huawei has confirmed that come 26th of March, they will be officially unveiling the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro. Now thanks to leaked information from WinFuture.de, additional details about the upcoming phone has been released along with some renders that give us some information about what we might be able to expect.According to the publication, the Huawei P30 is expected to feature a 6.1-inch 2340×1080 OLED display, while the P30 […]

Gboard For iOS Now Lets You Translate On The Fly

Google Translate does a pretty good job at translating different languages. The only drawback is that if you’re chatting with someone,  you need to switch back and forth between the app and the translation. However the good news is that it looks like Google has updated its Gboard keyboard app for iOS where it now comes with a built-in translation tool.Basically what this means is that when you’re typing, you […]

Snapchat’s Gaming Platform Rumored To Arrive Next Month

If a new report is to be believed, we might see the launch of a gaming platform for Snapchat next month. The announcement is expected at the Snap Partner Summit in Los Angeles on April 4th. Snap, the company behind the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat, has not confirmed or denied the report about the launch of a gaming platform. This won’t be the first time that Snap would try its […]

Samsung Reportedly Supplying OLED Displays For Huawei P30 Pro

Samsung Electronics may face intense competition from the likes of Apple and Huawei but several of the conglomerate’s affiliates conduct business with these companies as well. Samsung Display supplied OLED panels to Apple for the iPhone X and it’s now claimed that the company has inked a similar deal with Huawei. It’s apparently supplying OLED panels for the Huawei P30 Pro, the Chinese telecommunication giant’s next flagship smartphone. Samsung has […]

Tel Aviv Testing Crosswalk Lights To Warn ‘Smartphone Zombies’

Many people these days bury their faces in their smartphones as they go about their daily commute. That’s why there’s no shortage of videos online of people bumping into things and falling down stairs because they were too distracted by their smartphones to see where they were going. To prevent such “smartphone zombies” from stepping into the road with oncoming traffic, Israel’s business capital Tel Aviv is now testing crosswalk […]

Samsung Galaxy S10 Proximity Sensor Bug Is Waking The Phone In Pockets

Proximity sensors are sensors that we can typically find in our phones these days. For the most part we don’t really given them too much thought, but when they don’t work as intended, it can be annoying which is what some Samsung Galaxy S10 users are discovering. According to the reports, it seems that some users are finding that due to a bug, the proximity sensor on their phones isn’t […]

Samsung Embraces The Galaxy S10’s Punch-Hole Display With New Wallpapers

With the Samsung Galaxy S10, the company has opted to not use a notch in favor of a punch-hole display. Depending on your personal preference, you might like/hate it more than the notch. Samsung has in the past tried to cover it up by including wallpaper that would black out that area.However it seems that Samsung has decided that instead of trying to fight it, they have embraced it by […]

New Report ‘Confirms’ 2019 iPhones Will Sport A Triple Camera

With Android smartphones these days starting to feature triple cameras or more, it makes the iPhone’s dual cameras feel downright pedestrian. However according to earlier rumors, there were some claims that suggested that 2019’s iPhones could come with a triple camera setup, which seems to be the rage these days.Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, and it looks like we can “confirm” that because in a […]

xiaomi google lens integration miui camera app

After the arrival of Mi Pay and Redmi Go in India, Xiaomi has another announcement this week. The company has launched Google Lens integration within the native MIUI camera app. This means instead of downloading an app, the platform is available with a single tap. The confirmation arrived on the Indian section of MIUI's forums.

two new entry level vivo devices appear on geekbench

After releasing two midrange devices with the V15 and X27, vivo's next offerings will likely cater to the budget segment. Two new phones by the company popped up on Geekbench touting entry level specs. The first offering, the vivo 1901, comes with the budget Helio P22 SoC along with 2GB RAM and Android 9.0 Pie.

netflix testing cheaper mobile only plan in india

Netflix is now testing its mobile-only plan in India, according to Economic Times. The company had previously started testing this plan in other countries, including Malaysia, and is now trying it out in India. With this plan, you can subscribe to the service for INR 250 ($3.6). This is half of the cheapest plan Netflix

xperia 1 screen uses 4k resolution all the time

Sony launched the Xperia 1 with the first 4K OLED display in a smartphone. It arrived with a 21:9 ratio and the whole panel is trademarked under the moniker CinemaWide. According to moderators on an official Sony forum, it won't follow in the footsteps of the XZ2 Premium and revert to 1080p for most