At some point during the past year or two, the opt-out watermark "feature" that advertises what phone you took a photo with has become standard, especially on devices from Chinese companies. So it's more than a little bit ironic that this "feature" is now basically responsible for confirming one of the main details about Huawei's upcoming P30 Pro.
The handset will be unveiled in Paris on March 26, the company has just confirmed. And it will come with a quad rear camera setup, as revealed by the aforementioned watermark on a picture shared by Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business...
Today Razer has announced that the update to Android 9 Pie is headed to the Razer Phone 2 next week, on February 27 to be precise. That's when it will roll out for unlocked units. If you bought yours from a carrier other than AT&T, expect to see the update pop up later.
That rollout will start on March 14. For Razer Phone 2 units sold by AT&T, the update will go out on April 4. Note that both of these dates applying to carriers are still subject to change - the only one set in stone is February 27 for unlocked models.
The update brings with it the February 2019 security patches, and...
Tomorrow is going to be a big day for Samsung. The company will not only announce its trio of flagship Galaxy S10 phones but also introduce the Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch and the Galaxy Buds. Both devices have already starred in numerous leaks but this is by far our best look at them thanks to the leaked press renders.
Galaxy Watch Active in pink
The images don't reveal much but we now know about the color options. Seemingly, the watch will be available in black, blue, silver and pink with matching silicone straps.
Galaxy Watch Active in blue
Qualcomm unveiled its second generation 5G modem - the Snapdragon X55. It pushes wireless speeds up to 7Gbps, but more importantly it also supports 4G LTE as well as "legacy" technologies like 3G and 2G.
The X55 supports both flavors of 5G, mmWave (high-bandwidth) and sub-6GHz (better coverage). And it works on both TDD and FDD networks so it can be used in devices for the West and for China.
On a mmWave network, the modem can gulp up 8000MHz bandwidth (with 2x2 MIMO) for a whopping 7Gbps download and up to 3Gbps upload. In sub-6GHz mode it goes up to 100MHz bandwidth and 4x4...
Samsung is teasing its foldable phone ahead of its Galaxy S10 event tomorrow and while a full announcement is unlikely we might get to learn more about it there.
The company gave us a glimpse of it in November last year, but didn't reveal its name. Hence, it was referred to as Galaxy Fold and Galaxy F. But today, we finally have some more solid evidence about which way it will go.
Popular leakster Evan Blass confirmed that this foldable Samsung phone will be officially called Galaxy Fold.
From earlier we know it will feature two displays - one that measures 4.58-inch and...
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 […]
Oppo introduced its 10x camera module for smartphones back in January, with the promise to showcase the technology at MWC 2019. We will be at the event, but Brian Shen, Vice President at Oppo is now giving us a little teaser. He posted a video on his Weibo profile, where he zooms into Sagrada Familia and the image keeps its clarity and details.
Screenshot from the video
The 10x zoom implements an angular prism that bends the light in 90 degrees and feeds the image onto a sideways mounted sensor, that we saw back at MWC 2017. At the other end of the zoom range is the ultra...
Norwegian channel TV2 published this ad a day earlier than it should have - it shows the new Samsung Galaxy S10+. Not that it matters much, every detail about the flagship has leaked extensively.
The ad does confirm that Samsung will pair the Galaxy Buds with the phone and you can top them up with the reverse wireless charging, which also supports the Gear Sport and the Galaxy Watch.
The Galaxy Buds will be included for free if you pre-order a Galaxy S10 or S10+ (but not S10e) between February 20 and March 7. The Buds normally cost NOK 1,590 (165/$185).
The Samsung Galaxy S10...
Two weeks ago, we heard that Huawei plans to launch the P30 and P30 Pro in Paris, France, in the last days of March. Today we got an official invitation in our mailbox from the company itself, confirming the date - March 26. The image has a lens, zooming into the Eiffel Tower, probably suggesting we'll see even bigger zoom than the 5x hybrid one, introduced with P20 Pro last year.
The invitation from Huawei
The video invitation appeared on Twitter as well, where the focus goes from the full Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe into a part of it with tremendous details. A leakster...
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, […]
A couple of weeks ago it was discovered that Apple’s Group FaceTime feature had a bug which allowed other users to listen in on a call that was still not answered. Apple has since released an update for iOS that seems to have patched the issue, but unfortunately for FaceTime users, it seems that the feature is still a bit buggy.According to a report from MacRumors, it seems that several […]
We saw the vivo IQOO yesterday - it will have three cameras on the back and will not fold. The sub-brand revealed a teaser, hinting to a gaming handset with monster specs. The new device, name still unknown, will come with Snapdragon 855, 12 GB RAM, and 44W fast-charging, surpassing manufacturers like Huawei and OnePlus with their respective 40W and 30W standards.
The new smartphone will be also offer plenty of storage - 256 GB and an ample 4,000 mAh battery. The charging will be done via a USB-C port. There isn't much info about the camera, but at least we know it will have Super...
Xiaomi is announcing the Mi 9 flagship tomorrow, but it appears the company has no time to spare. Yesterday, it announced some key specs and features on its social media pages, and today it shared even more of those.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 will have a dedicated Google Assistant button on the side, improved UI with Night Mode and Dual GPS feature for better positioning in crowded cities.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Features
The series of announcements started with introducing the updated wireless communications. There is a new NFC chip and it will bring the dual-frequency GPS, using the L1 and...
Back in the fall of 2018 vivo introduced a series of affordable handsets, part of the Y series. One of them was the vivo Y95, initially launched in the Philippines, before also coming to India. Today the phone made its way to vivo's home market, but under a different moniker - vivo U1. There are also more memory options for better price flexibility.
vivo U1 in Starry Night Black
The vivo U1 has a Snapdragon 439 chipset and two more variants with 3 GB RAM, compared with the Y95. The screen is 6.2" with HD+ resolution and waterdrop notch. The selfie camera, tucked in the...
Apple’s iPhone X represented the company’s new design approach to their iPhones. This was later repeated and upsized with the iPhone XS and XS Max, but could Apple be planning a repeat in design this year? Apparently not, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who claims that Apple might be making some design changes.According to Kuo, he claims that for the 2019 iPhones, Apple might actually be employing the use of […]
OPPO has been releasing several different lineups of smartphones over the years, ranging from their F-series and R-series. Unfortunately for those who might be a fan of the R-series, it seems that OPPO could be done with that lineup as hinted at by OPPO’s Vice President Shen Piren who suggested that we might not be seeing a new R-series smartphone this year.According to Shen who made a post on Weibo, […]
Right after the Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20, Samsung is holding preview events on the next day in eight major cities across India. This will be the first chance for the public to see the new trio of Galaxy S10 flagships. Here's the list:
And here are the stores where the events will be held:
Alongside the new smartphones, Samsung is expected to announce its wireless Galaxy Buds so perhaps, those will be up for display as well. And in addition to the Indian pop-up events, the Samsung 837...
It looks like Qualcomm is preparing a chipset for simple, affordable phones - think Android Go and such. The chip is called QM215 and may not be part of the Snapdragon line. It could be marketed as the Qualcomm Mobile 215 Platform instead.
Regardless of naming, this chipset is related to the Snapdragon 410 and 425. The QM215 will stick to a quad-core CPU (most likely with Cortex-A53 cores) clocked at 1.3GHz and a GPU clocked at 650MHz. It's not clear if this chip will be made on a 28nm process like the 410/425 or something more modern.
Qualcomm is already testing some reference...
We just received an anonymous tip with what seems to be an official poster of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10e - the most affordable of the three S10s that are about to come out in just two days.
Unfortunately, the poster doesn't reveal anything we didn't already know but it does confirm the existence of a yellow Galaxy S10e. The slogan is "Premium fun for everyone" further solidifying the rumors that the S10e will undercutting the price of its siblings in a similar fashion to Apple's iPhone XR.
Just two more days until the official unveiling, so stay tuned.
In January ZTE committed to launch its first 5G phone in the first six months of the year. This will happen at the MWC on February 25 (next Monday) as the event invite promises "New Axon, New 5G Flagship".
It's not clear if those two lines refer to the same device or two models. We know that there's an Axon 10 Pro in the works with Snapdragon 855, so 5G is definitely a possibility (though the EEC didn't say anything about it).
However, most companies are launching separate lines for their debut 5G phones - Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, LG and others are releasing their flagship sequels and...
The Redmi Note 7 is hitting India on February 28, and Xiaomi is doing its best to keep the hype alive for the next ten days. The latest post from Redmi India on Twitter asks fans to look closely into the 48 MP image of the number 7 and find all the humans.
The image is also filled with teasers like a fingerprint scanner behind a display in the top part of the digit, leaving us with the assumption the Redmi Note 7 Pro will indeed come with a UD sensor.
There is also the chance of the phone being launched simply as Redmi Note 7, despite having different specs. We've already seen it...
The Xiaomi Mi 9 will have two pricey special editions (the Alita-themed transparent and the Explorer ones), but there will also be a Xiaomi Mi 9 SE at a lower price. That price isn't known yet, but it will be less than the CNY 3,300 ($480/430) for the vanilla Mi 9.
Both the Mi 9 and the SE are on JD.com with placeholder prices. The Mi 9 SE should ship between March 11 and 20, nearly a month after the official unveiling event scheduled for this Wednesday, February 20.
JD.com already has a landing page for the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Reservations will start in a couple of days, so just...
Quite a few companies will be unveiling new 5G smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona next week. You can now add China-based ZTE to the list. Most recently in the news for its troubles with the U.S. government, the company has confirmed that it will be launching an Axon-branded 5G smartphone at MWC 2019. ZTE has posted a teaser image on Weibo confirming that it will be […]
Foldable smartphones will be all the rage at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona next week. Earlier reports had suggested that perhaps LG might announce one of its own alongside its new flagship smartphones. However, the Korean company has now revealed that it does not have plans to unveil a foldable smartphone at MWC 2019. Samsung is expected to lead the pack of foldable smartphone announcements this year by […]
After launching the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 smartphones late last month, Samsung is all set to unveil one more Galaxy M series smartphone of its new entry-level series. The company confirmed that the Galaxy M30 is coming next week and its debut market will be the same as the other two - India.
Samsung hasn't shared any hardware details of the Galaxy M30, except that it will feature a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full-HD+ Infinity U Display. Still, the company gave us an image of the Galaxy M30 which reveals the waterdrop-shaped notch on the front and triple cameras on the back next to an...
Google Duo is a video calling app, not unlike the many others that you can find for a mobile device. The company has seen considerable success with this app, particularly in India. OnePlus has seen just how popular this app has become and has now decided to make it the native video call app on its smartphones going forward. Google launched Duo some two and a half years ago. OnePlus […]
Carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have long received the Android 9 Pie update. It has been a considerable wait for those who own factory unlocked units. Samsung hasn’t always been the quickest to roll out new updates for unlocked variants. Those who own an unlocked Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in the United States will now be delighted to hear that they can finally get a […]
Youd be forgiven to think that the Xiaomi Mi 9 is already officially announced - Xiaomi has already confirmed so many details about the phone. The actual launch is not until Wednesday, but if leaks keep coming in at this rate there will be no new information there. We can now add the price of the Mi 9 and the design of the Mi 9 Explorer edition to the list of things we know.
Well, the base Xiaomi Mi 9 with 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage will start at CNY 3,300. Check out the table below for the other configurations.
The Moto G lineup has come a long way since its first release in 2013. The original Moto G is still one of the most iconic handsets ever created as it jump-started a new era of mid-range smartphones. It was quite frankly the first budget phone that made sense with a fairly powerful SoC for the asking price, good battery life and clean, fast and clutter-free Android experience. But seven generations in, does the Moto G7 lineup still have it? Or the focus had shifted so much, it's hard to recognize the new Motos, for better or worse?
For a while now, WhatsApp has a separate Business app for Android devices that allows business owners to communicate with their customers. However this app was pretty much exclusive to Android devices which meant that business users who had iOS devices weren’t able to take advantage of this.However there is good news because according to WABetaInfo, it seems that WhatsApp Business for iOS devices has launched in beta. The app […]
Foldable phones are set to be a pretty hot trend in 2019, and so far we know that companies such as Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi are exploring the technology and could possibly launch such devices. However it seems that even Apple could get in on the action, thanks to a recent patent which suggests that Apple could be exploring the idea well.The patent describes how Apple is looking into […]
Last year Apple launched a trade-in program for the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS. The idea was to help drum up sales, but Apple had stated back then that this deal would be a limited time deal meaning that customers shouldn’t expect to see it available all year round. However as it turns out, Apple is now extending the deal.Initially spotted by 9to5Mac, it seems that Apple China’s website […]
Xiaomi is set to launch its next-gen flagship smartphone for 2019 in the form of the Xiaomi Mi 9. Given that this is a flagship phone, we imagine that the phone will be powered by the latest hardware, and now it seems that Xiaomi themselves have confirmed it themselves, according to Xiang Wang, SVP at Xiaomi.According to Xiaomi, the upcoming handset is confirmed to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon […]
MWC is coming up soon which means that we can probably expect to see new phones from a variety of companies. One of those companies is Sony who according to the rumors, have some new handsets for us. However if you’re more interested in the company’s low or mid-range offerings, then they could have something for you as well.In a post on WinFuture.de, it seems that the upcoming Sony Xperia […]
At MWC 2019, LG will be officially unveiling its upcoming handset, the LG G8 ThinQ. The company has actually been slowly teasing the features of the phone, such as its sound-on display, and now a recent sighting at the FCC has confirmed that there will be at least three variants of the phone.The model numbers spotted at the FCC include the LM-G820UM, LM-G820TM, and LM-G820QM. Not much is known about […]
Apple has really been pushing the iPhone XR. The iPhone XR represents Apple’s cheaper iPhone which would appeal to customers who might not otherwise want to spend $1,000 on the iPhone XS. The company has been launching all kinds of deals and discounts for the handset, and now they have also released a new commercial highlighting its capabilities.This particular commercial is a hilarious one as it talks about the iPhone […]
Samsung may be hogging the limelight these days due to the upcoming Galaxy S10 launch but many of its rivals will be headed to Barcelona in the following week to show off their latest devices. LG is one of them and the company’s much-awaited V50 ThinQ smartphone has now broken cover in a leaked render. As expected, it’s a 5G device.It was reported previously that LG will be releasing a […]
Apple’s CEO has recently acknowledged that demand for the iPhone is weak and that China is one of the markets that the company is struggling in. However it seems that the company might have a way to turn things around by pandering to the Chinese market by launching a red iPhone XS and XS Max.This is according to a post on Weibo spotted by iPhoneHacks (via MacRumors) in which the […]
Over the years Apple has made improvements with each and every iPhone release, but for the most part, the company usually glosses over the more technical details and focuses more on the mainstream features, but this does not mean that they have not made changes under the hood.In fact according to a recent test conducted by OpenSignal (via 9to5Mac), they decided to find out how cellular speeds on iPhones have […]
MWC 2019 is coming up and it is expected to be a huge event where we will see a lot of announcements from various companies. Samsung will be hosting their own event where the Galaxy S10 will be announced. There are rumors that a 5G smartphone could also be announced, and the company’s foldable smartphone as well.However it turns out that the event could be more feature packed than we […]
The Google Pixel 3 smartphone is often acclaimed as “the best phone camera” thanks to its near-legendary software stack. Legend or reality, our Image Quality (IQ) analysis will shed more light into real-world camera performance.Learn more: what is our Camera IQ score?Google Pixel 3 Camera Specifications and Uber-G Camera HW score Rear Camera System (1 camera) Primary: 28mm, f/1.8, 12 Megapixel, OIS Google’s Pixel 3 is one of the rare high-end […]
According to the rumors, Apple could be hosting an event on the 25th of March where they are expected to launch their new video streaming and news subscription service. In light of the potential launch of these services, Apple has made some changes to the way users manage their subscriptions.As part of the iOS 12.1.4 update, Apple has made some changes to the iOS App Store where it will now […]
We’re sure that some of you have experienced this in the past where you have been added to a group filled with random strangers, presumably for the purpose of spam. It can be annoying, although the good news is that it isn’t too difficult to quit these groups. However there is good news for WhatsApp users in a future update.According to the folks at WABetaInfo, it seems that a future […]
Usually companies tend to wait until the official announcement before revealing their products in full. However in the case of Xiaomi, it seems that the company’s CEO decided to unveil their handset ahead of the official announcement, which for those unfamiliar is the Xiaomi Mi 9, the company’s next-gen flagship handset.According to the details shared in the post, the phone will feature nano-level laser engraving and dual-layer nano-coating, which the […]
Come MWC 2019, Samsung will be taking the wraps off their Galaxy S10 lineup and possibly their foldable smartphone as well. However if you don’t want to spend that kind of money on a smartphone, not to worry because it seems that Samsung could also be launching a series of mid-rangers.Thanks to a post by MySmartPrice, the Samsung Galaxy A10, A30, and A50 smartphone have leaked online. In terms of […]
Nintendo has launched several mobile games to date, a very different change in pace compared to several years ago when the company was adamant about not launching games on mobile. Turns out it was a great decision because according to the latest data from Sensor Tower (via AppleInsider), Fire Emblem Heroes has made the company a lot of money.If the data is accurate, Fire Emblem Heroes has reportedly made Nintendo […]
Those who love chatting on Instagram will appreciate that a web version of Direct messages is now being tested. This means that they will be able to send and receive messages on their computer. Instagram is reportedly testing the web version which allows users to chat without the app internally. The web version of Instagram Direct messaging will allow users on a PC or Mac and even those that use […]
Some of the most popular accounts on Instagram were taken by surprise when they appeared to have lost millions of followers for no apparent reason. The Facebook-owned company has taken notice of the matter and said that it’s now investigating the issue. “We’re aware of an issue that is causing a change in account follower numbers for some people right now,” Instagram confirmed on Twitter, adding that “We’re working to […]
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.