After months of leaks, NVIDIA has finally launched the GTX 1660 Ti desktop graphics card. Priced at $279, this is NVIDIA's latest mid-range offering that will replace the aging 1060 6GB while offering 1070 performance.
The GTX 1660 Ti is based on NVIDIA's latest Turing architecture that we previously saw on the RTX series of graphics card. However, as the name implies, the GTX 1660 Ti does not have the RTX feature set of its more expensive brethren. This means no ray tracing or DLSS, although some features like variable rate shading will be present.
The GTX 1660 Ti is based on a...
Smartphone have been advancing in computational photography so quickly over the last few years, and the leaders in this space are Google, Huawei, and Apple, all of which have made some really good progress with the help of software to produce some really excellent photos with lots of detail and excellent exposure.
Leading up to MWC, Nokia's social media chief, Edoardo Cassina has posted an image shot by a Finnish professional photographer, Konsta Punkka. The photographer also posted the image, which shows exactly what the Nokia 9 and its heavily rumored five-camera phone could be capable...
This week, Samsung unveiled its foldable Galaxy Fold and the race is on for the next manufacturer to put a foldable phone on the market. Huawei is likely going to be the next one as it gears up for a press event this weekend at the MWC.
A photo was tweeted showing working installing a display banner containing Huawei's device with a foldable display. There are a couple of workers and some scaffolding blocking the poster but we can pretty much make out everything on it. The photo was shot and tweeted by @gimme2pm.
#Huawei #MWC2019 #MWC19 huawei Mate X pic.twitter.com/cUV7POgF6r...
Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced a new feature for iOS users where they will be able to use Face ID to protect the app, meaning that users will need to scan their faces to open the app. This means that users can add an additional layer of security and privacy to the app and prevent others from reading their messages even if their phone is unlocked.Unfortunately in a post on […]
When it comes to mobile photography, a fact that we’re not sure how many people are aware of is that Sony actually supplies sensors to more than a few smartphone manufacturers. The company’s sensors have proven to be pretty good at what they do, but it seems that Sony isn’t satisfied and is hoping to improve on it.So much so that Light and Sony have announced that they will be […]
Right now Qualcomm will pretty much have the market cornered when it comes to 5G modems. Intel is expected to toss their hat into the ring, but unfortunately it seems that Intel’s 5G debut might only happen in 2020 which means that for an entire year, they will have no choice but to cede market share to Qualcomm.This is according to a report from Reuters in which Intel revealed that […]
When you use an app, there are certain expectations that you might have when it comes to privacy. Unfortunately according to a report from The Wall Street Journal (via MacRumors), it seems that there are a disturbing number of apps out there on Apple’s App Store that are sending data on its users back to Facebook.Now you might be thinking that these apps are sending data to Facebook because you […]
Fake news has a been a big problem that many companies have been trying to tackle. Unfortunately it seems that a weird bug in Safari isn’t doing much to help curb the issue. The folks at MacRumors have recently discovered a bug within Safari that lets users create fake headlines that they can then send to friends.We should note that this bug only changes the headlines in the link preview, […]
Archos went all in the last few days with a slew of new phones, but the Archos Diamond appears to be the most interesting of the bunch. And don't confuse it with last year's Diamond Omega. The 2019 Diamond is a totally different device and doesn't success the Omega from last year. This one's a mid-range device with high-end features.
Right off the bat, we can see that the Archos Diamond has a full-screen, notch-less display because the front-facing camera is hidden in a motorized pop-up unit. The display itself is 6.39-inch AMOLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio....
File this one under "maybe" - European prices for the new Nokia phones have leaked ahead of Sunday's announcement. And they start with a 600 price tag for the Nokia 9 PureView. Sure, it has Snapdragon 845 rather than the new 855, but it will be the first ever phone with five cameras on the back.
For comparison, the Nokia 8 Sirocco was 750 at launch and it didn't have the latest chipset either. So, we'll believe the 600 price when we hear it straight from Juho's mouth.
That said, the Xperia XZ4 (also S845-powered) dropped to 500 earlier today, a long way down from the launch price of...
Oppo has been teasing the F11 Pro since last week, and now, the company has confirmed that it will launch the smartphone on March 5.
In addition to confirming the launch date, Oppo has also confirmed some of the features of this phone like 48 MP + 5 MP dual rear cameras, a 6.5-inch Panoramic Screen, and VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The back of the smartphone will also flaunt a 3D gradient glass finish.
Oppo has also shared an image of the F11 Pro which shows off its all-screen front fascia devoid of notch. There's no selfie camera above the display because it will pop up from the...
Hot on the heels of the V15 Pro announcement yet another vivo handset with a pop-up camera design is apparently also coming our way. Like the name suggests, the V15 is a slightly downgraded alternative to the V15 Pro that still retains the signature motorized selfie camera design, originally made popular by the vivo NEX S.
As per leaked specs, the V15 will ditch the flashy AMOLED panel of the V15 Pro and settle for a 6.39-inch LCD instead. Other notable cut-backs include a MediaTek Helio P70 chipset, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Physically, we expect little difference...
Samsung's new triple-camera setup on the Galaxy S10 and S10+ is undoubtedly one of the key selling points of handsets and it appears that DxOMark thinks so as well. The overall score is 109, which matches the Mate 20 Pro and the P20 Pro.
And interestingly enough, the Galaxy S10+'s photo and video scores are 114 and 98, respectively, which are also the Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro's camera scores. However, the Galaxy S10+ excels in the selfie department. In fact, according to DxOMark's selfie ranking, the Galaxy S10+ takes the lead with the Note9 following closely behind along with the Pixel...
Light - makers of the bonkers Light L16 with 16 cameras - has officially partnered with Sony Semiconductor Solutions. This means that it will be recommending Sony sensors to its customers and partners as well as using them in its own reference designs.
The end goal of this is to build multi-camera solutions for smartphones with 4 or more cameras. These multi-camera computational photography setups will be offered to smartphone makers for the next generation phones (in case it's not obvious, these will not be exclusive to Sony Xperia phones).
"A mix of color and monochrome sensors,...
Oppo has been hitting the rumor mill rather hard lately with teaser after teaser of its upcoming Oppo F11 Pro phone. Add a few interspersed leaks to the mix and it's already pretty easy to get a general idea of what the company's latest "Selfie Expert" will bring to the table. Naturally, the main attraction being a 48MP main camera on the back and a motorized selfie unit on the front.
Oppo F11 Pro leaked specs
Well, thanks to a fresh and rather extensive specs leak, we can now confirm the latter will be rocking a 16MP, 1/3.1" sensor, behind an f/2.0 lens. Unfortunately no word...
TCL was in the spotlight of CES 2019 when the conglomerate announced alcatel 1x (2019), some BlackBerry updates and introduced the flexible panel prototypes of its subsidiary CSOT. The company will be part of MWC as well, and we expect to see half a dozen new phones, according to a leak by Evan Blass. All of them appear to have affordable specs, with the mightiest of them - alcatel 3, coming with a Snapdragon 450 chipset.
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Starting from the bottom, an affordable choice would be the alcatel 1S with its Unisoc SC9863A chipset by Spreadtrum. It has eight...
The Bixby button situation is quite polarizing - some hate it, others don't mind it at all. But for those of you who want to use the button for something else instead, we've got some awesome news.
The new Samsung Galaxy S10-series allow you to remap the button to your liking. You can set the voice assistant to launch at with a double press and an app with a single press or vice versa. The button can also work as an executable for quick commands.
Today even better news arrived as we learn that the older Galaxies will be allowed to do it too. Some Galaxy S9 and Note9 owners have found...
HTC has developed an enhanced Vive Focus standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus Plus. The key change is the addition of a second motion controller thanks to improvements in the ultrasonic 6DoF tracking system.
Having a controller for both hands will make porting PC games easier as their gameplay relies on having two controllers. Most standalone VR headsets use only one controller (e.g. Oculus Go, Gear VR), but there are exceptions like the Oculus Quest.
The Vive Focus Plus is still powered by the same Snapdragon 835 chipset as the non-Plus model and it features a "3K AMOLED display",...
The Redmi Note 7 is arriving next week in India, but many fans are waiting for the Pro variant of the hit smartphone. The Redmi CEO finally confirmed on Weibo the device is still coming next week with a 48 MP camera, but this time the sensor will be Sony IMX586 rather than the GM1 by Samsung.
Redmi Note 7 Pro camera specs
The upcoming phone is expected to upgrade the chipset to Snapdragon 670 or 675. We also think it might have a fingerprint scanner under the display, but images released by the company CEO Lu Weibing see a sensor on the back panel. Other rumors point to 6 GB...
Realme has announced on Twitter a new event that will take place on March 4. This will be the introduction of Realme 3, and the company will launch a live stream for everyone to follow when the time comes.
The teaser reveals a starry pattern and the announcement has plenty of celestial remarks for the "cosmic event". At first, you might think the beloved diamond pattern on the back could be "out of this world", but according to leaked photos in comments below, the Realme 3 will arrive with a Starry pattern on the back. The images are very blurry, but we can grasp the company logo...
Samsung has started pre-orders of the Galaxy S10, S10e and Galaxy S10+ in India and will begin shipping pre-ordered phones from March 6.
If you pre-book either of the three phones you'll be eligible to get either the new Galaxy Buds or the Galaxy Watch 46mm at a discounted price of INR 2,999 and INR 9,999, respectively.
Here are the prices of the different models with a breakdown of RAM and storage. The Galaxy S10 and S10+ are offered in Prism Black, Prism White and Prism Blue while the Galaxy S10e in Prism Black and Prism White. The exclusive Canary Yellow doesn't appear to be...
Samsung introduced the Galaxy S10 5G at its Unpacked Event. This is the biggest device of the series with more cameras, and, of course, with full 5G support both for mmWave and sub-6GHz networks.
The phone will see gigabit speeds only in select countries, and Samsung announced a short list of the first places in Europe to get the new handset. They are France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
To have a proper 5G connectivity, your carrier has to play along as well - not all networks will support the full capabilities of the...
Samsung's fresh new S10 lineup is once again powered by the best the industry can offer - Snapdragon 855 and Samsung's in-house Exynos 9820 Octa chipset. We already managed to put a Snapdragon 855 phone through its paces in our Xiaomi Mi 9 review, but we were eager to test Samsung's flagship SoC.
And as luck would have it we are currently in possession of the Exynos-powered Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, so we wasted no time and put them through our benchmark gauntlet.
Anyway, the Exynos 9820 Octa's CPU configuration has two big Mongoose M4 cores clocked at 2.7 GHz. The other two...
HMD Global rolled out Android Pie update for Nokia 5 (2017) last month. And yesterday, the company rolled out this latest version of Android to Nokia 6 (2017). Well now, HMD has started rolling out Android Pie (Go Edition) for its Nokia 2.1.
Get it while it's hot! Our latest Android 9 Pie update is rolling out now. Nokia 2.1 just keeps getting better. #Nokiamobile pic.twitter.com/SN9uEsqPGZ Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) February 21, 2019
The Nokia 2.1 was launched last year in May with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition). Now it received the new version of the lightweight plaform.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold has two screens, two batteries and six cameras, but you know what it doesn't have? A 3.5mm headphone jack. That puts it on a very short list of Samsung smartphone in many years to not have a jack (the others being the Galaxy A8s and exotics like the W2019 clamshell). There's no microSD slot either (it shares this trait with the Galaxy S10 5G).
Samsung kept the Fold away from the prying eyes of tech journalists and is very selective about showing the sides of the device. For example, most product shots don't show the side-mounted capacitive fingerprint...
We have been hearing rumors and reports about the Nokia 9 PureView since late last year. The company was originally expected to release this device in 2018 but is believed to have delayed the launch to MWC 2019. Nokia’s MWC 2019 teaser essentially confirmed that this handset will be unveiled in Barcelona. Now, official press renders of the Nokia 9 PureView have been leaked online. HMD Global, the company that […]
Huawei has become one of the fastest growing smartphone vendors on the planet despite the fact that its smartphones are effectively banned in the United States. Even though it doesn’t have access to this key market, the company has been able to perform very well in the global smartphone market. The company will now be opening its first flagship store outside China in the Austrian city of Vienna. Reuters reports […]
LG will be launching the LG G8 ThinQ at MWC 2019. As with what LG has done in the past, the company is slowly teasing features of the upcoming phone ahead of the launch. More recently LG teased that the LG G8 will come with a sound-on display, and now it seems that the company has also confirmed that the phone will support touchless gestures.The company had previously teased that […]
Earlier this year Google announced that they would be launching a new design for its Gmail app on mobile devices. For those who have been anticipating the update, you’ll be pleased to learn that Google has confirmed to Engadget that the update is now being rolled out to all Android users as we speak.As for iOS users, Google claims that the update should be making its way to them by […]
There are various video or photo editing apps available on our mobile devices, but the good news for those who are planning on getting their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S10 is that the phone will be getting a custom version of Adobe Premiere Rush. The app will not be available at the phone’s launch and is only expected to be made available later this year.For those who are unfamiliar […]
One of the annoying features in more recent Samsung phones is the dedicated Bixby hardware button. The idea behind it is that it will allow users to quickly launch the digital assistant at the touch of a button, but given that Bixby has been found to be lagging behind the competition, it’s not surprising that not many people want to use it.At the start, users discovered that they could remap […]
Last year at SDC 2018, Samsung sort of took the wraps off their foldable smartphone. In reality, it was more of a sneak peek where the company showcased its foldable screen technology. However, during Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Unpacked event, the company has since officially announced the handset in full in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Fold.It’s not the most creative name we’ve heard but it does a good job […]
Samsung just took the wraps off its latest smartphones in the form of the Galaxy S10 lineup, and unlike other companies who are planning on launching a separate handset from their flagship lineup with 5G, Samsung has opted to launch a 5G variant of the Galaxy S10. For those who are interested in getting their hands on the device, then Verizon might be the carrier to keep an eye out […]
Samsung just launched the Galaxy S10 in our beautiful city of San Francisco, a first for a Samsung Unpacked event. The Galaxy S10 line has four handsets, and we listed all the differences between the S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G.The Galaxy S10 is a very well-rounded update for Samsung. Although it is somewhat incremental, significant progress has been made in every important smartphone usage aspect. The full view display […]
Samsung just launched the Samsung Galaxy S10 (or Galaxy series 10) line-up and it nearly covers the complete spectrum of the high-end market, with something for everyone.We have included the official comparative specs sheet at the bottom of the article, but here’s an overview of the line-up, which consists of the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10 5G.Displays and chassis sizes and pricesEach model has a different […]
It was reported a couple of months ago that Samsung would be expanding the language support for its Bixby virtual assistant. Ahead of the Galaxy S10 event later today, the company appears to have made a server side switch to add support for more languages to its virtual assistant. Samsung rolled out a significant update for Bixby with the Galaxy Note 9. The phablet brought Bixby 2.0 which not only […]
There hasn’t been a lot of talk about a new Razer Phone. With the company announcing its decision to close the Razer Game Store earlier this week as part of its realignment plans, many were wondering what that would mean for the future of its phone division. Some reports suggest that Razer has actually canceled the Razer Phone 3 project. DroidLife reported based on a tip that Razer has laid […]
Huawei’s 2019 isn’t off to a very good start. The company has been facing a lot of resistance from varying countries who are skeptical about using the company’s technology in their 5G networks. This is mostly from the US government who has expressed concern about Huawei and the potential of China spying on them, and have encouraged their allies to do the same.So far US allies such as Australia and […]
Apple has been known to have a very strict and almost rigid review process for apps that make it onto its App Store, but every now and then we learn about apps that should have been blocked, but yet make it past the reviewers anyway. More recently it was discovered that an app on the App Store was used by a college student to facilitate drug deals, but at this […]
MWC 2019 will be kicking off next week, but it seems that several companies are opting to announce their phones ahead of the event. One of those companies is Vivo who has recently taken the wraps off their latest smartphone in the form of the Vivo V15 Pro, a phone which has done away with the notch in favor of a popup selfie camera.Starting with the display of the phone, […]
It has been about two years since Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 handsets, and the good news for owners of the device is that if you were worried that Samsung had forgotten about you, it seems that they haven’t. According to a report from SamMobile, it appears that the company has started the rollout of the Android 9.0 Pie update for users in Germany.The rollout in Germany is good news […]
The Nokia 9 PureView s a highly-anticipated handset, namely because of its penta-lens array on the back where it will be interesting to see how the company approaches it. However if there is one area we can’t really get on board with is the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.While the Snapdragon 845 is a powerful chipset, it was last year’s model which means that customers will inevitably make […]
One of the ways that Android Go devices have managed to keep its costs down is by using lower-end hardware which is generally cheaper compared to more powerful hardware. It seems that Qualcomm could be trying to capitalize on that particular market because according to a report from WinFuture, the company might be testing out low-cost SoCs designed specifically for android Go devices.This will reportedly come in the form of […]
If you’re the owner of the Razer Phone 2 and are wondering where the Android 9.0 Pie update for your phone is, not to worry because it looks like it should be released in the next week or so. This is according to Razer who announced that the Android Pie update will be issued to the Razer Phone 2 starting on the 27th of February.However there is a catch and […]
While Apple’s iPhones are currently not doing so well over in China, it appears that Apple is continue to dominate the Japanese market, and not in a small way either. According to the data from Canalys, it seems that Apple currently owns a 56% market share in Japan as of Q4 2018, putting it head and shoulders above the competition.Based on those figures, Sharp comes in at second place with […]
There has been absolutely no shortage of leaks for Samsung’s upcoming products. It’s well known by now that Samsung will be launching three new smartphones on February 20th in addition to new wireless earbuds called the Galaxy Buds. A TV ad for these products has leaked, showing them off in all their glory. It’s not like we have to wait for a considerable amount of time anymore to find out […]
Given how well-received the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro smartphones were back in 2018, it’s safe to say that many are anticipating the launch of the Huawei P30 smartphones. The good news is that Huawei has since confirmed that the P30 and P30 Pro smartphones will be officially announced next month.The company posted its announcement on Instagram where the launch date of the device has been set for the 26th […]
Back in the day, ad blocking on browsers were only available through third-party extensions. However these days companies are starting to recognize that these are features that their users want, and browsers such as Opera come with ad blocking built into them, but turning it off can be a bit of a hassle.This is because these options tend to be buried in the settings menu which might not always be […]
One of the features that Android devices have over iOS devices is the “back” button. This is actually a pretty useful feature where users can use it to navigate websites, navigate menu settings, and more. However it seems that come Android Q, there is a chance that Google could be ditching the feature.This is according to the folks at XDA Developers who discovered that in a leaked Android Q build, […]
Apple claimed the title of the most valuable public company in the world. The company surpassed Microsoft and Amazon on Wednesday with a market capitalization of 821.59 billion dollars. Microsoft closed the trading day with a market value of $ 813.48 billion, and Amazon ended the day with a market value of $ 805.70 billion.