Poco F2 Pro In For Review

The hugely-anticipated second coming of the Pocophone is finally here at HQ and we've started work on its review. There's a lot to go over with the Poco F2 Pro, but here's a brief hands-on and key features video to get you started. Now let's open that box. The Poco F2 Pro comes with a 30W charger, a USB cable and a complimentary case. The Pocophone F1 was Xiaomi's first go at a flagship with a midrange price and it was unbelievable value at the time. We expected a Snapdragon 855/855+ powered Poco F2 to arrive in 2019, but Xiaomi had their hands full with the Redmi K20 Pro and its...

Oppo Releases Coloros 7 Android 10 Update To Its Phones In India

Oppo is ready to start rolling out ColorOS 7 (based on Android 10) to its phones in India, following a similar rollout in China, which took place in April. The update is heading out to flagships, affordable phones and everything in between - it targets models in the Reno, Find, K and A series. The software has received some India-specific features like the Digilocker service, which promotes paperless governance. You will also be greeted with a Hawa Mahal wallpaper. This will be a staged rollout, here's the plan. The update is already available to many models, it will reach another six...

Oppo Ropes In Mediatek Qualcomm And Hisilicon Engineers To Work On Its Own Chip

We know that Oppo is working on a chip of its own for some time now but the company is yet to confirm any specifics. Now, according to a Nikkei Asian Review media outlet, the tech giant is aggressively recruiting engineers to work on its future SoC and most of the engineers come from well-known companies. Most recently, Oppo recruited a couple of top executives from MediaTek and Unisoc. Jeffery Lu, MediaTek's co-chief operating officer is on the list of new employees along with an executive involved with MediaTek's 5G chip development has also agreed to Oppo's offer. Xiaomi also gave...

Lg Phoenix 5 For At T

Thanks to a new leak from Evan Blass we have our first look at the upcoming LG Phoenix 5 which will be a budget option exclusive to AT&T. Unfortunately the images aren't accompanied by any specs. We can still see that the phone will sport waterdrop notch display and dual camera setup around the back. It will serve as the successor to 2018's LG Phoenix 4 which came with a 5-inch LCD, Snapdragon 425 chipset 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. It also had a single 8MP rear shooter and a 5MP selfie cam and booted Android 7 Nougat. We can expect overhauled entry-level spec on the new Pheonix 5 and...

Zte Axon 11 Se Listed In China Ahead Of June 1 Launch

ZTE is set to introduce its Axon 11 SE on June 1. Yet Chinese retailer Tmall couldn't wait that long and published a listing for the phone complete with its key specs. It comes with a 6.53-inch LCD with an FHD+ resolution and a 16MP selfie cam. It will also support dual-mode 5G connectivity thanks to the Dimensity 800 chipset paired with 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage. The camera department will be headlined by a 48MP main shooter alongside an 8MP ultrawide snapper and two 2MP modules - presumably for depth data and macro photography. ZTE Axon 11 SE (TENAA...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Color Options Leak

With the renders of the Galaxy Note20+ out, it's now time to talk colors. According to an inside source, the Note20 will come in gray, green and copper while the Note20+ will be selling in black and copper. Samsung might be looking for more simplified and less flashy colors this time around but it's not inconceivable for the company to release more color options after the initial launch. Reportedly, the copper variant won't be the same as the one we saw on the Galaxy Note9, though. The new copper will be leaning more towards gold-ish hue. Also, keep in mind that the color options...

The Android 11 Beta Launch Party Will Be Livestreamed On June 3

Google delayed the Android 11 Beta launch to June 1 and scheduled a "launch show" for June 3. It will be all online, of course, as the traditional I/O event was canceled. Below is the livestream for the event, it will start at 15:00pm UTC and will last an hour. It will focus on the new features in Android 11 and what's new for developers. Google will also publish 12 "binge-worthy" talks on Android, starting with the basics (What's new and What's new in System UI) and covering many topics for developer and the Google Play ecosystem. If you're hoping that Google will finally...

Google Enables 1440p Mode In Stadia Announces New Games And Pubg Ranked Mode

Google enabled 4K streaming on Stadia in early March, the service originally launched with a 1080p cap. Now there is a middle step - 1440p mode. If your hardware meets the requirements for 4K but your Internet can't quite handle it, then you should try 1440p. You will need a 1440p or 4K display and a Chromecast Ultra or Windows PC. There are more games coming to Stadia too - Jotun: Valhalla Edition ($15), Sundered: Eldritch Edition ($20), MK11: Aftermath ($40 for the expansion, $60 for the "Kollection") and The Crew 2: Hobbies ($50 for the base game, Hobbies is free) are all available...

Huami Amazfit Trex To Launch Second Week Of June In India

Initially announced at CES 2020 in January, the Amazfit T-Rex is finally making its way to India in two weeks' time. The rugged smartwatch brings an AMOLED display, 20-day battery life, GPS and a MIL-STD-810 rating. The official press release did not specify the exact launch date for the wearable but just that it's coming in the second week of June. The T-Rex also comes with activity tracking for 12 sports with its PPG optical tracker and can be used during swims as well. It pairs with over Bluetooth with both Android and iOS and runs on the custom Amazfit OS. Sleep tracking is also...

Oppo Unveils Ace2 Eva Limited Edition Custom Watch Headset Air Vooc Charger And More

The Evangelion-inspired limited edition of the Oppo Ace2 is now official and there's a lot more to it than custom decals on the back - there's a lot of EVA-styled gear you can get. Oppo Ace2 EVA limited edition There's the phone, of course, but it looks different from the one we saw last week. It has a purple and green color scheme to match EVA-01. The case included in the pack has an even more elaborate design and there are EVA-themed wallpapers pre-loaded. The bundled EVA limited edition case • Wired charger is included, Air VOOC charger is sold separately • SIM...

Samsung Ready To Begin Manufacturing 5nm Exynos Chips In August

Samsung has been developing its 5nm EUV process for the past few months, and now reports from South Korea reveal the manufacturer is ready for mass production to start. ZDNet revealed the next chip will be called Exynos 992, and Samsung Electronics has the final say whether the platform will arrive with the Galaxy Note20 smartphone lineup in August. Samsung factory in Hwaseong, South Korea The Exynos 992 will use ARM's Cortex-A78 CPU cores and Mali-G78 GPU architecture. In theory, this would mean 20% more efficiency of the processor, compared with the existin Cortex-A77 on the...

Vivo X50 Pro Full Specs Are Out More Photos Leak

vivo is expected to introduce another unusual camera with the X50 lineup where the four shooters are lined in a 1-2-1 vertical setup. Yesterday we spotted some early images and the specs of the vanilla Vivo X50, but now the Vivo X50 Pro specs sheet is also online, thanks to a leaked presentation. We are looking at a Snapdragon 765G-powered phone with huge screen and 90Hz refresh rate, as well as Sony IMX598 48MP main camera. It is pretty easy to read the specs, even if they are in Chinese - 6.56" OLED panel with Full HD+ resolution, 8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage. The single selfie...

Oneplus 8 Series Indian Launch Delayed

OnePlus is still not ready to start the general sales of its 8-series phones in India. The company issued a statement in the official OnePlus forum which explains its production facilities were halted temporarily and this will lead to a delay in the start of the official sales. The new release schedule will be announced soon. Although we were looking to have 29th May as our open sales date for the OnePlus 8 Series, due to unforeseen circumstances, our production was temporarily halted last week and has altered our sales plan. Because of this, we had to reschedule our date for open...

Honor Confirms Play 4 And 4 Pro Announcement Date For June 3 Tenaa Uncovers Play 4 Specs

Honor has confirmed that it will be officially announcing the Honor Play 4 and Play 4 Pro on June 3. The poster was seen over on Honor's Weibo handle. Last week, we saw the first renders of the Honor Play 4 Pro in a shiny blue color. Today, we're seeing the lesser variant - the Honor Play 4 - appear in its TENAA listing where the devices specs were also revealed. This device was listed with the model number TNNH-AN00. We're expecting both Honor 4 devices to have 5G support, but the TENAA doesn't reveal exactly which processor it will use. The listing mentions a 2.0 GHz octa-core...

Vivo Tws Neo Detailed On Vivos Website Along With More Renders

After teasing its upcoming pair of TWS earbuds last week, vivo has posted all of the details of its TWS Neo earbuds. The specs and features have been posted to vivo's official website in China. Here's what you can expect from the vivo TWS Neo. The earbuds each have 14.2mm drivers and support the Qualcomm AptX codec for higher quality streaming. There's also mention of a few different EQ settings (which vivo calls ‘DeepX'): "Super Bass", "Bright Treble", and "Clear Vocals". vivo TWS Neo official renders Vivo hasn't mentioned much more about the TWS Neo, and it has a...

It Might Be A Bit Early, But Alleged iPhone 13 Camera Details Leaked

The iPhone 12 has yet to be officially announced. In fact, it might even be delayed to November, but thanks to a tweet by @choco_bit, they have shared some information about Apple’s 2021 iPhones, the iPhone 13. To be more specific, they have shared details about the iPhone 13’s cameras.According to the tweet, Apple could actually launch an iPhone in 2021 with four camera modules on the back. The main […]

Samsung Galaxy M01 Schematic Leaks With Specs And Dimensions

A schematic containing the Samsung Galaxy M01's specs and dimensions has been provided by the folks over at Android Pure. The drawing appears to be something you'd find on a quick start guide or inside an instructional manual for the smartphone, which lists a few of the device's specifications and the phone's dimensions. Starting with the cameras, the Galaxy M01 will have dual-main cameras consisting of a 13MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front-facing camera is a 5MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture. The phone will be powered by the...

iPhone 12 Could Be Launching This November

We have been hearing rumors that because of the coronavirus pandemic, Apple could be delaying the launch of its 2020 iPhones. Whether or not this is true remains to be seen, but according to a new report from the Cowen investment bank, it seems that they believe this to be true as well.According to their report, they are predicting that Apple could be launching their new iPhones in November 2020. […]

Samsung Details Its Debit Card Coming To The Us Later This Summer

Samsung announced that it's working on a physical card to go with its Samsung Pay service a while ago and the company is finally disclosing some more information via a blog post. The new service is called Samsung Money by SoFi and it's integrated into already existing Samsung Pay. Samsung Money will allow you to open up either private or shared accounts and once you receive your physical debit card, you can activate it with NFC. From there, you can manage all your finances going through the service and do pretty much everything you want to without having to call or visit a bank branch....

Galaxy Fold 2 Reportedly Enters Mass Production Could Be Unveiled In August

A South Korean publication reports that Samsung has begun mass-producing the Galaxy Fold 2. Given the timing, a release in August seems likely. It's possible that we'll get official details about the phone as early as June (Samsung officially confirmed only a vague H2 launch window for the Galaxy Fold 2 and Note20). The insiders (citing component orders from Samsung) believe that the Galaxy Fold 2 will use Ultra Thin Glass (UTG), just like the Z Flip. It's allegedly the same UTG by Schott and Dowoo Insys. The original Galaxy Fold The new Fold is expected to cost less, despite...

Iphone 12 Launch To Take Place In Late November

According to a new report from Cowen investment bank, the iPhone 12 series launch will be delayed by at least two months and will take place in November instead of the usual mid-September time-frame. Previous reports estimated a 1-month delay to both the launch and mass production timeframes due to the ongoing pandemic. The new report also predicts a combined 35 million unit production output in Q2 2020 which would be 13% lower than the same period last year. Regardless of the actual iPhone 12 launch date, we should be getting 4 new models, all of which will support 5G connectivity and...

Fortnite Will Run At 90 FPS On OnePlus 8 Phones

There are various ways gamers can improve themselves in the games they play. It could be hardware where having a more responsive keyboard or mouse can help, better audio, a faster computer, and so on. Frame rates have also been found to help improve your gaming experience, and soon OnePlus 8 owners might have an advantage.If you own the OnePlus 8 handset, you might be interested to learn that in […]

Apple’s iPhone 11 Has Surpassed The iPhone XR As The World’s Most Popular Smartphone

It looks like Apple could have a winning formula on their hands because according to data released by Omdia, it has been suggested that the iPhone 11, released last year, is now the “world’s most popular” smartphone, surpassing that of the iPhone XR which was released in 2018.This is based on global smartphone shipments in which the iPhone 11 managed to ship 19.5 million units in Q1 2020. This is […]

Switzerland Will Be The First To Take Advantage Of Apple And Google’s Exposure Notification API

Apple and Google have recently released their Exposure Notification API to the public, and now the onus is pretty much on governments and app developers to take advantage of it, and it looks like we might have our first candidate. A team in Switzerland will be the first to release an app that will be using the Exposure Notification API.The team is developing a contact tracing app that will be […]

More Evidence Suggests That The Pixel 5 Will Not Use The Snapdragon 865 Chipset

Google’s Pixel 5 is largely expected to be announced later this year. It will be the company’s flagship phone for 2020, except that there is mounting evidence to suggest that the handset will not be sporting flagship hardware If you were rightfully assuming that the phone could come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, think again.This is because according to a report from XDA Developers, they have uncovered more evidence […]

2020’s iPhones Will Continue To Use The Lightning Port

According to a recent rumor, it was suggested that Apple could launch a completely portless iPhone in the future. However, it seems that the launch of such a device will only come in 2021 because in a tweet by leakster @choco_bit, the tweet claims that Apple is expected to continue to stick with the Lightning port for 2020’s iPhones.The tweet also goes on to claim that Apple will be using […]

WhatsApp Testing Using QR Codes To Add New Contacts

In the latest beta for WhatsApp, it appears that the company is now testing out a new feature for adding contacts where you can simply scan a QR code to add them to your WhatsApp contacts list. This is versus before where you would need to add the person’s phone number to your phone’s contact list before you could start chatting with them on WhatsApp.In many ways, this feature is […]

Judge Rules That Looking At A Phone’s Lock Screen Could Require A Search Warrant

Law enforcement agencies are currently pretty miffed at companies like Apple and Google who have made it harder for them to access devices. This is because these companies have basically handed over the encryption keys to the user, meaning that only the user can unlock their devices and there’s really nothing that these companies can do.Now it looks like things are about to get tougher for these law enforcement agencies […]

The iPhone’s Image Format Is Causing Some Students To Fail Their AP Exams

Due to the fact that we have a camera on our phones, it’s easy to go trigger happy with them and snap everything in sight. As a result, our phone’s storage can fill up pretty quickly, which is why companies like Apple have introduced the HEIC file format. This is basically a file format that makes photos smaller in file size compared to more traditional formats like JPG.The idea is […]

Check Out The Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition

If there is a problem with today’s flagship smartphones, is that they are not only incredibly expensive, but are pretty fragile too. This is because the phones were mostly designed to look good, and not necessarily rugged. However, it seems that Samsung thinks they can do both by creating the Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition.Unfortunately, this is a device that most of us will probably not be able to get […]

AT&T Agrees To Stop Using The ‘5G Evolution’ Marketing Term

Last year, AT&T decided to change the labeling on its phones where instead of displaying LTE, the company “upgraded” it to “5G E”. This caused a bit of controversy as it was not technically 5G, and some felt that by using the term “5G”, it would mislead customers into thinking that they had 5G when they really did not.That being said, moving forwards it seems that AT&T has agreed that […]

Apple And Google’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification API Is Now Available On iOS And Android

Earlier this year, Apple and Google announced that they would be working together on developing a COVID-19 contact tracing system. Dubbed Exposure Notifications, if you have an iOS or Android device, you might be interested to learn that the API is now available in the latest update to both operating systems.What does this mean? This API basically allows developers or governments to create apps that can help with contact tracing. […]

OnePlus To Disable ‘X-ray’ Camera Feature Over Privacy Concerns

The other day we reported that it was discovered one of the features of the OnePlus 8 Pro’s camera is the ability for it to gain “X-ray vision” through one of the filters. This basically utilized the camera’s infrared sensors to create an effect, in which one of the side-effects was that it could see through very thin pieces of plastic and clothing.We stated then that we weren’t sure if […]

Apple Might Not Bundle EarPods With The iPhone 12

Ever since Apple ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack, the company first bundled EarPods but included an adapter. The company later changed this by including EarPods with a Lightning connector, but now with the iPhone 12, a report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the device could finally see Apple ditch the EarPods for good.According to Kuo, it seems that there is a chance that the iPhone 12 might not ship […]

Study Finds Apple Devices Could Be Vulnerable Short Range Bluetooth Attacks

According to some, it is said that if we are not using Bluetooth, we should turn it off. This is said to not only help improve battery life, but it also helps keep our devices more secure as it makes it undiscoverable by other devices. Turns out that there might be some merit to the latter claims, according to a recent research paper.According to the paper titled “BIAS: Bluetooth Impersonation […]

iPhone 12 Could Feature A Redesigned Mainboard

While it is expected that Apple will most likely be making some design changes to the exterior of the iPhone 12 where it will sport a brand new design, it seems that the changes won’t just end there. According to a recent leak on Chinese social media, it turns out that the innards of the iPhone 12 could be undergoing a redesign as well.According to the leaked photo which was […]

Google Fi eSIM Support Now Available For Existing iPhone Customers

Last month, new customers to Google Fi on the iPhone could sign up using the embedded eSIMs in their devices (assuming it is supported). Now in a recent update, it seems that eSIM support has since been extended to existing iPhone customers, meaning that if you wanted to free up the physical SIM slot on your iPhone while using Google Fi, you will be able to.This is according to several […]

Google’s Upcoming Pixel 4a Gets An Early Hands-On Review

Had the coronavirus pandemic not forced Google to cancel its I/O 2020 event, there is a very good chance that the event could have seen the company officially announce its next smartphone, the Google Pixel 4a. At this point in time, it is unclear when the handset could be announced, but we have a feeling it might be soon.This is because thanks to a leaked prototype of the Pixel 4a, […]

iPhone 12 Display Resolutions Leaked

According to the rumors, Apple is expected to launch as many as four new iPhone 12 models later this year. These iPhones will be offered in a variety of different display sizes, whose resolutions have since been revealed in a post made by analyst Ross Young on his Display Supply Chain Consultants website.According to Young, the iPhone 12 lineup is expected to consist of the base iPhone 12, the iPhone […]

Google Survey Seemingly Confirms The Pixel 4a, Pixel 5’s Prices

Last week, a rumor had suggested that the price of Google’s upcoming Pixel 4a could be set at $349. This not only makes it cheaper than its predecessor, but it also makes it cheaper than Apple’s iPhone SE. Of course given that this is a rumor, it was hard to tell how accurate this price is.However, the good news is that it looks like there could be some truth to […]

Check Out The OnePlus 8 Pro’s ‘X-Ray Vision’

We’re not sure if this was an intended feature, but it seems that users of the OnePlus 8 Pro are discovering that their smartphone camera has pseudo X-ray vision capabilities. Yup, if you own the handset, using the camera’s “Photochrom” color filter mode will actually allow you to see through certain objects.Note that this feature doesn’t work for everything, and before you start getting any ideas, no, it won’t work […]

Microsoft’s Surface Duo Smartphone’s Specs Are A Bit Disappointing

Back in 2019, Microsoft announced the Surface Duo. It was a rather exciting announcement given that we have been hearing rumors about a Surface branded smartphone for the longest time ever. The phone was scheduled for a 2020 launch, and it looks like that will still happen, albeit with some bad news to accompany it.When the phone was announced in 2019, it was said that it would be packing Qualcomm’s […]

Pixel 4a Could Be Priced At $349, Making It Cheaper Than The iPhone SE

It’s starting to feel like handset makers are realizing that customers are no longer as interested in spending $1,000 on a smartphone, at least not these days and not in this current climate where due to the coronavirus pandemic, people are out of work. Google might have an idea about that and for its upcoming Pixel 4a smartphone, they could be looking to reduce the price.This is according to a […]

Mophie Debuts Wireless Power Bank That Charges Wirelessly

Bringing a power bank out with you seems to be the norm these days, although the trouble with this is that unless you have a bag, you need to make sure that you bring your charging cable as well. However, to solve that problem, Mophie has announced its latest power bank, the Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL.As the name suggests, this is a wireless charging power bank meaning that no cables […]

T-Mobile Will Be Dropping Sprint’s Branding This Summer

Right now in the US, there are four major carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. However, following the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, in reality, there are only three, although Sprint’s branding does continue to exist, but not for long as T-Mobile has revealed plans to eventually sunset the branding.During a recent investor event held earlier this week, T-Mobile’s new CEO Mike Sievert revealed that come this summer, the carrier is […]

Apple Could Release One Completely Portless iPhone In 2021

There have been some rumors floating about that suggests that Apple might be planning to ditch the ports on the iPhone and eventually release a portless iPhone. For those wondering when that will happen, it seems that a more recent rumor has indicated that this device could arrive in 2021.This is according to a tweet by @9TechEleven who claims that Apple could make the shift in the coming years, and […]

Canadian Government Launches Website To Fight Against 5G Conspiracy Theories

There have been some conspiracy theories floating about regarding 5G, where some are claiming that it can contribute to health problems. More recently, some conspiracy theories are being floated where it suggests that 5G is somehow linked to the coronavirus pandemic. This has resulted in cellphone towers being set on fire in both the UK and Canada.To make things worse, there have even been reports that claims that operators are […]

This Foldable iPhone Concept Leaves Us Wanting More

If the rumors are to be believed, Apple could be exploring the idea of creating a foldable phone. Exactly how this device will materialize is anyone’s guess, but in the meantime, YouTube channel iOS Beta News has cooked up a concept video that shows what the iPhone could look like with a foldable design.Instead of a foldable design where the phone becomes a tablet and back into a phone again, […]

SteelSeries Nimbus+ iPhone Gaming Controller Is Official

Last week, it was reported that SteelSeries could have a new MFi gaming controller in the works called the Nimbus+. Sure enough, the rumors were true as the company has since officially announced the new gaming accessory. While it is maintaining the Nimbus branding, clearly there are some improvements made over its predecessor.According to SteelSeries, “Designed specifically for gaming on Apple devices, the Nimbus+ brings console-quality game controls to iPhone, […]

sony xperia 10 plus

The 10 Plus, along with the smaller 10, are the first two phones that will attempt to sell you on a 21:9 screen - Sony may want you to think the flagship Xperia 1 is the true ambassador of the crazy-tall aspect, but that one is months away and the 10s are here now.

samsung opens up the largest galaxy store in tokyo

Samsung just opened its largest Galaxy showcase store in Tokyo and called it Galaxy Harajuku. In fact, this is the biggest Galaxy showcase store ever and it opened exactly 500 days before the Olympics in 2020. After all, Samsung has been the Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category for decades. The store

whatsapp to prevent fake news with image search tool

The spread of fake news remains a constant problem for WhatsApp and the Facebook-owned company continues to take steps in order to clamp down on it. A new report reveals that the company is developing a new feature which will enable users to identify whether an image that they have received is legitimate or not.

hmd releases environmental profiles of device lineup

The Nokia of old was known to deliver handsets that were kind to the environment and it looks like HMD is continuing the tradition. If you've ever been interested in the materials and substances contained in your Nokia phone or what percentage of the packaging came from recyclable materials, the company now has you