Week 20 In Review Oneplus 7 And 7 Pro Asus Zenfone 6 Moto One Vision Are Here

This was yet another big week in the world of tech. We got a number of exciting phone announcements and some interesting leaks along the way. So let's take a look back as we move into the new week. The biggest story by far was the announcement of OnePlus' two new phones. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the first OnePlus flagship that openly tries to battle it out with the big flagships on merit rather then on price. But the company hasn't given up on its usual practives and also brought the the OnePlus 7 - a superb overall package for a great price. Asus also might want a word when it comes...

Weekly Poll Oneplus 7 Pro Is Now Available Who Is Getting One

OnePlus is officially part of the mainstream - with its partnership with T-Mobile and a promo campaign with Robert Downey Jr., the company wants its brand to be as recognizable as Apple or Samsung. That also means it's not shy about the price. At $700, the OnePlus 7 Pro matches the iPhone XS ($730) and Galaxy 10e ($750 MSRP, though you could easily find an S10 for that kind of cash). Long-time fans will likely scoff at that price, but they can look to the OnePlus 7 as an upgrade path. Indeed, the non-Pro won't even be available in the new hunting ground for OnePlus, the US. Americans...

Counterclockwise Is There Any Meaning To Max Mini Pro Plus And Other Such Names

Is "Pro" better than a "Plus"? Which is bigger, "Max" or "Note"? Which has the bigger battery? How small is a "mini", anyway? Some of these qualifiers do carry some meaning, e.g. "note" always means a larger device. Larger than the company's average phone that is, there is no legal minimum for a phone to be get "note" in its name. "Max" is more vague - it could mean a large screen, large battery or both. Similarly, "Pro" and "Plus" carry connotations of a more premium device (which often means larger too), but again there are no rules to naming phones. Let's start by finding which...

Major U.S. Carriers Say They Don’t Sell Your Location Data Anymore

The four major carriers in the United States have said that they are no longer selling users’ location data to third-party data aggregators. The carriers had previously promised to halt this practice in June of last year. They have now confirmed that this practice has stopped in a response to FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel’s request regarding an update on the matter. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have responded to the […]

Android R Might Finally Bring Scrolling Screenshots

Following reports that the next major iteration of Android OS won’t have support for scrolling screenshots, it appears that this feature has been added to the docket for the one after that. Scrolling screenshots were recently marked as “infeasible” in the Android issue tracker but that decision has now been overruled, paving the way for stock Android to have this feature as well. The scrolling screenshot feature is quite handy […]

New Phones Of The Week

Some week we had! A whole bunch of announcements took place over the past few days - some exciting, others even more so. It all started on Tuesday with the reveal of the OnePlus 7 Pro, and its vanilla 7 sidekick. OnePlus releases always make waves and this one was no different. The 7 Pro comes with a superb QHD+ 90Hz display, a trifecta of cameras on the back, and a motorized selfie cam. Be sure to have a look at our findings in the in-depth review. Then on Wednesday, Realme pulled the wraps off the X. The ultra affordable, yet properly well specced smartphone from Realme really...

Smartphone App Can Help Diagnose Ear Infections Using A Paper Cone

Thanks to technology, our smartphones have come a very long way from being just a device that can make phone calls, send emails, play music, and surf the web. These days our smartphones are becoming increasingly competent where they are being used in the medical field as ultrasound scanners and also as tools to help detect Alzheimer’s.This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that researchers […]

New Google Pixel 4 Leak Hints At Button-less Design

While the Google Pixel 3 was an impressive handset in terms of its features and camera, it might not have sold as well as Google would have liked. Could Google change that with the Pixel 4? Perhaps, although it seems that the company could be going with a rather unique design that some may or may not appreciate.In a video uploaded to YouTube by Front Page Tech, they have managed […]

Microsoft Wants To Take Pokemon GO On With Minecraft Earth

A little over a week ago, Microsoft released a teaser video which seemed to hint at the company’s plans at taking on augmented reality (AR) based games such as Pokemon GO. The trailer teased that the company would be launching an AR version of Minecraft, and sure enough they have.Dubbed Minecraft Earth, this is a version of Minecraft that will be playable by leveraging the use of AR technology. Speaking […]

Weekly Poll Results Pixel 3a Gets Some Love The Pixel 3a Xl Not So Much

Google's mid-range Pixel phones have a very specific target audience - if they find success somewhere, it will be in North America (and maybe Western Europe). They can only thrive in regions where the mid-range segment is sparse as the pricing is too high to compete with the likes of Xiaomi or Honor. The smaller Google Pixel 3a proved the more popular model by a wide margin. Price is part of the issue - you get the same camera and chipset whether you pay $400 or $480. And the camera is indeed the main draw of this phone. There are plenty of Android One phones out there, many with solid...

Top 10 Trending Phones Of Week 20

After the relatively boring week 19, this week properly shook things up with a bunch of exciting announcements, which really shook up our trending chart. The OnePlus 7 Pro went official and unsurprisingly took advantage of that to leap to the top. The new flagship was sitting just behind the Samsung Galaxy A50 for the past two weeks when it was still only a rumor and now that it's a real thing it had no trouble dethroning the Samsung mid-ranger. The vanilla OnePlus 7 didn't get as much attention previously, but it still managed to make the podium this week, pushing another Galaxy A...

OnePlus’ Headphone Adapter Now Costs Nearly Twice As Much

OnePlus recently launched their new OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone and by all accounts, it is an excellent handset. However, it seems that OnePlus has decided that they will not give the phone a headphone jack as they have done previously, but to make it worse, OnePlus has stopped bundling the headphone jack adapter with the handset.Now, this wouldn’t really be that much of an issue because you can always buy […]

Samsung Galaxy A70 In For Review

Released just last month, the new Samsung Galaxy A70 quickly gained traction due to its well-balanced price and hardware. It can even be considered as an alternative to the considerably more expensive Galaxy Note9. We finally have it in our office so let's do a quick preview of what to expect in our full review. The handset is powered by a capable mid-range SoC - the Snapdragon 675 actually beats the Snapdragon 710 in terms of CPU power although it fails to match its GPU prowess. But when it comes to productivity, it's a very good middle ground that lets you save a few bucks without...

Patent Reveals Apple’s Radical Plan For In-Display Fingerprint Scanners

When Apple launched the iPhone X and its successors, it felt like Touch ID for the iPhone was pretty much dead, and that facial recognition is the future that Apple will be embracing. However, interestingly enough, not everyone thinks that. In fact, various patent filings in the past show that Apple is still very much exploring new approaches and applications for fingerprint scanners.The latest patent discovered by Patently Apple could […]

Googles Now Playing Could Start Keeping Track Of Location And Activities

The Google Now Playing feature may be getting another significant update sometime soon, as evidenced by an app teardown by XDA Developers. Lines of code in the March beta release (1.0.229715350) of Pixel Ambient Services indicate that it may start tracking location and activity. Now Playing was introduced with the Pixel 2 generation of smartphones. It constantly listens to the ambient music and compares it against a database of popular songs - if it recognizes the one that's playing it shows it on the lockscreen and in the notification shade. With the Pixel 3 release, the feature...

OnePlus 7 Pro Review

OnePlus has a reputation for being a “Flagship Killer” by releasing very powerful phones are incredibly affordable prices. The OnePlus 7 Pro is perhaps the most expensive phone they’ve launched yet but can OnePlus justify it, or has it become like every other OEMs? Let’s take a look.Specifications HighlightsThis is a quick look at the device’s specifications to refresh your memory ahead of the review. As you can see, the […]

Deals Huawei P30 And P30 Lite Discounted At B H Sony Wh1000xm3 Headphones 280 At Drop

If your consumerist self has urges to satisfy this weekend, there's a couple of deals that may be intriguing - if you're in the US, that is. B&H has taken some dollars off the regular prices of the Huawei P30 and the P30 lite. The high-end P30 can be yours for $570 as opposed to the regular $600 price tag. The lower-specced P30 lite goes for $280, and here the savings are even bigger at $40. B&H doesn't specify an end date for the discount but does warn of a 'Limited supply at this price'. Meanwhile, Drop wants to sell you a pair of Sony's WH-1000XM3 top-notch noise-cancelling...

Scrolling Screenshots Now Planned For Android R

You know how people like 'stock' Android for its lack of bloatware and overall streamlined experience? Well, the flipside to that is that some actually useful features are missing from the Android that Google puts out. Some makers add extra bits on top of it into their custom overlays and years down the road those features make it to Android natively. Such was the case, for example, with multi-window multi-tasking - it was introduced on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 back in 2013 (running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean), but it wasn't until Android 7 Nougat in 2016 that such a feature was implemented...

Black Shark 2 India Launch Date

The Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone, which was announced in March, recently bagged the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification, hinting at an imminent launch in India. And we now know that this smartphone will debut on May 27 in India as the company has started sending out invites for its launch event. In addition to selling gaming smartphones, Black Shark is reported to sell gaming peripherals like the Gamepad 2.0 controller in India, but there's no word on that from this Xiaomi-backed company. Coming back to the Black Shark 2, it has a Snapdragon 855 SoC under the hood and...

Meizu 16xs Full Specs Tenaa

A Meizu smartphone bearing model number M926Q, said to be the Meizu 16Xs, appeared on TENAA yesterday with its photos. And now, the Chinese certification authority has updated the phone's listing to reveal its hardware details as well. The Meizu 16Xs sports a 6.2-inch AMOLED display that has a resolution of 2232 x 1080 pixels. It runs Android Pie and has a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor under the hood which is paired with 6GB RAM. The smartphone comes with a triple camera setup at the back which is a combination of 48MP, 8MP, and 5MP modules. And on the front is a 16MP unit for selfies...

Oppo F11 India Sale Price

The Oppo F11 that debuted in India back in March is now on sale in the country. It was launched with a price tag of INR19,990 ($284) for the sole 4GB/128GB variant, but is now sold at a price of INR17,990 ($256). You can purchase it from Amazon.in and offline retail stores across the country. Oppo F11 The Oppo F11 has a Helio P70 SoC at the helm and runs Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 out-of-the-box. It boasts a 6.53-inch FHD+ display on the front with a 16MP selfie camera in a water drop notch. Around the back, it has a dual camera setup which consists of 48MP and 5MP units, and...

Vivo Y3 Specs Price Official

The vivo Y3 that leaked last week is now official. It's powered by Helio P35 SoC and boots Android Pie-based Funtouch OS 9. There are 4GB of RAM on board and the 128GB of built in storage can be expanded. The Y3 has a screen-to-body ratio of 89% and it flaunts a 6.35-inch LCD having a resolution of 1544 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.3:9. For photography, the vivo Y3 comes with a triple camera setup at the back which is a combination of 13MP main (f/2.2), 8MP wide-angle (f/2.2), and 2MP depth sensing (f/2.4) modules. There's also a 16MP camera on the front sitting inside the...

Redmi 7a Full Specs Tenaa

Yesterday we saw the Redmi 7A on TENAA along with its images which confirmed its design. Now that listing has been updated to reveal its specifications. The Redmi 7A, which is listed on TENAA with model numbers M1903C3EC and M1903C3EE, is powered by an octa-core core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. The smartphone comes in 2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB, and 4GB/64GB configurations, and allows storage expansion by up to 256GB via microSD card. The Redmi 7A is built around a 5.45-inch display that has a 1440x720px resolution, and it runs Android Pie, likely layered with MIUI 10 atop. For...

Redmi K20 Specs Leak Following Impressive Benchmark Scores

Xiaomi's Redmi brand has big plans coming up. Just this week it was revealed that Xiaomi's sister brand was going to reveal the K20, a fully-spec'd smartphone made by the brand. The phone was dubbed "Demon King" when Redmi's manager posted the phone's AnTuTu score on the Chinese micro-blogging site, Weibo. There will be a K20 and K20 Pro. Now, a full list of alleged specs has leaked on Twitter, offering more details of what we can expect from this supposed "flagship killer"- on paper, of course. The watermark at the bottom indicates the specs were originally posted to Weibo. Here are...

Fanmade Razr Concept Video Used By Lenovo At Chinese Press Event

The upcoming Motorola Razr is one of the most anticipated smartphone devices to come in 2019 because it involves the new trend of a foldable display while also reviving an all-time classic flip phone: the Moto Razr. Lenovo held a presentation for the Chinese press and a short video was posted from the presentation. The video below was taken by Engadget China's editor-in-chief, confirming the video was indeed shown at the meeting. Video of the media briefing. pic.twitter.com/Fv9QRyg6S4— Richard Lai (@richardlai) May 16, 2019 no, I didn't...— Waqar Khan (@WaqarKhanHD) May 17,...

Vivo Z5x Is Coming With Punch Hole Selfie Camera 5000 Mah Battery

vivo is working on a new Z-series phone, following the Z3x that it launched last month. The new device will be called Z5x and in the leaked image below it's said to be the one at the top. As you can see, it has a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera in the display, and reasonably thin bezels all-round (with a slightly thicker chin). The vivo Z5x is also rumored to sport a massive 5,000 mAh battery. Unfortunately that's all the information that has been outed so far regarding this upcoming device. What's clear is that it will be cheap for what it's offering, or at least cheaper...

Samsung Galaxy Owners Will Have Access To A Secret (Food) Menu

Secret menus at restaurants have become rather popular, where they usually contain dishes that not many people might know about, and in some cases, might actually be more tasty than what’s being offered to the public. It can be fun finding out these secret menu items, and it seems that if you’re a Samsung Galaxy owner, you’ll be able to access some of them.Samsung has recently announced a partnership with […]

Huawei P20 Lite 2019 Is Shaping Up To Be A Much Bigger Upgrade Than Originally Leaked

A few days ago word got out (along with leaked press renders) that Huawei is working on a P20 lite (2019), which at the time seemed like a pretty minor update to the original phone that launched in 2018. A new screen with smaller bezels and a punch-hole camera was seemingly the only big change. According to a new report from the same source, some of the originally leaked specs were off, and the P20 lite (2019) is actually shaping up to be a much bigger upgrade than initially thought. Its display will grow from 5.84" to 6.4", the aspect ratio is taller too with the 2019 model sporting...

Oneplus 7 Pro Is Now Available In The Us Yours From 669

After having been released in India yesterday, the OnePlus 7 Pro is now also available to purchase in the US. You can get it straight from the company's online store starting at $669 for the model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. If you want 256GB instead, you'll need to decide between 8GB or 12GB of RAM. The 8/256 model retails for $699, while the 12/256 variant costs $749. The 6/128 version is only available in Mirror Gray, while the 12/256 iteration is only offered in Nebula Blue. Both colors are up for grabs if you go with the mid-tier model, and a third will join them for that...

ASUS Zenfone 6 Officially Announced With 48MP Rotating Camera

We have been hearing some rumors about the ASUS Zenfone 6 for a while now, and the good news for those who have been keeping an eye out for it is that the handset has since been officially launched, and boy, does it look like a pretty well-designed handset that comes with flagship hardware specs.Starting with its hardware, as expected of a flagship, the handset will be packing the Qualcomm […]

Sony Xperia 1 U.S. Release Confirmed For July 12th

Sony unveiled its new flagship smartphone the Xperia 1 earlier this year in February. It’s a bit different from the other flagships on the market as it has a super tall 21:9 aspect ratio 4K HDR OLED display. The company today confirmed when this device will be coming to the United States. You will be able to purchase it on July 12th but bear in mind that it’s going to […]

Instagram Adds Stories To The Explore Section

Instagram’s Explore section is great for discovering new content on the network outside of the accounts that you already follow. According to the company, it’s used by more than 50 percent of accounts on Instagram every month. The Facebook-owned company today announced new designs for Explore. It has also added Stories to Explore with this latest revamp which is in line with the goal of making it easier for users […]

Sprint Releases Its First 5G Devices On May 31st

Sprint has confirmed the availability details for its first 5G devices today. They will be available from the carrier starting May 31st. Its first 5G devices include the LG V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone and the HTC 5G Hub mobile hotspot. Both devices will initially be available to customers only in the first few markets where the carrier’s next-generation network will go live. According to Sprint, customers in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, […]

OnePlus Taps Robert Downey Jr. To Promote Its Latest Smartphone

OnePlus unveiled its new flagship smartphone this week, the OnePlus 7 Pro. While the company decided to save money by not going for an official IP certification for the device, it seems to have used that money to hire one of the biggest names in Hollywood to promote its latest handset. Robert Downey Jr. is the new face of OnePlus 7 Pro. Some of you may remember that this isn’t […]

Verizon Starts Selling Galaxy S10 5G For $1,299

Verizon is the first carrier in the United States to sell the 5G variant of the Galaxy S10. It has already been confirmed that Verizon will exclusively be selling this device initially. It will arrive on other carriers but Verizon will be the only place to get it at least for the foreseeable future. Those who are interested in getting on the 5G bandwagon can head over to Verizon to […]

As Phone Numbers Run Out, Japan Starts Making Longer Ones

Amid concerns that the company’s 11 digit phone numbers could run out by 2022, Japan’s communications ministry has started planning to create 14 digit phone numbers. It would be able to create 10 billion new numbers by moving up to 14 digits. The proposal to do so has reportedly been approved already by the country’s largest mobile carriers. According to the Japan Times, the plan to create 14 digit phone […]

Google’s Pixel 3a And 3a XL Now Available From Amazon

There are quite a few ways you can purchase Google’s latest smartphones. These happen to be the first Pixel smartphones to be sold by carriers other than Verizon. And now, for the very first time, Amazon is also selling Google’s smartphones directly. The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are now available for purchase from Amazon. Amazon is now selling the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL for $399 and $479 […]

Instagram Is Killing Off Its Standalone Direct Message App

Instagram has a direct messaging feature built into its app, also known as Direct. For some reason, the company decided that it was a good idea to launch a dedicated and standalone version of the feature which resulted in app known as Direct. Turns out that maybe it was not as popular as Instagram would have liked because it looks like they’re killing it off.In a tweet by Matt Navarra, […]

This Is How Samsung Is Improving The Galaxy Fold

When Samsung sent out the Galaxy Fold to reviewers for review, it seems that they did not teach these reviewers how to handle the phone properly, leading to some of them damaging their devices. To Samsung’s credit, the company took responsibility for it and recalled those review units, vowing to make improvements so that they would be more durable.The handset’s official public launch has since been delayed with no word […]

Valve’s Steam Link App Is Now Available For iPhone, iPad, Apple TV

Last year, Valve announced the Steam Link app for mobile devices. For those who are hearing about this for the first time, the Steam Link app basically allows gamers to play their Steam games on their mobile devices. This works by streaming games from your computer onto your smartphone or tablet.It sounded like a great app but unfortunately, Apple had rejected the app claiming that it had violated their guidelines. […]

iPhones With Apple-Designed 5G Modems Won’t Be Arriving Anytime Soon

Apple and Qualcomm have recently settled their ongoing lawsuits with each other, which some have taken to indicate that come 2020, we can expect to see Apple launch their 5G iPhones. Apple had previously been rumored to use Intel’s 5G tech for their iPhones, but with Intel dropping out of the 5G race for good, Qualcomm is pretty much the only other option.That being said, there have also been reports […]

Motorola One Vision Arrives With 21:9 Display

Lenovo’s Motorola has unveiled a new smartphone today as part of the Motorola One lineup. It’s quite different from the current lineup from the company so it’s certainly unique in its own right. The Motorola One Vision features a 6.3 inch LCD display. It’s a rather tall display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. Such tall displays are great for watching movies. You’ll find a Samsung Exynos 9609 processor under the […]

OnePlus 7 Pro Does A Good Job In Durability Test

OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 7 Pro yesterday. It’s the most expensive handset that we have seen from the company so far. It also happens to be the most feature-packed. That’s why it’s more expensive and can really hold a candle to other flagship smartphones. Curious about its durability? The OnePlus 7 Pro has done well in a popular durability test. YouTube channel JerryRigEverything has perhaps the best durability test online. […]

FCC Looking To Block Robocalls By Default

Robocalls still remain a major problem for cellular users in the United States. Even though the FCC has taken steps to thwart them, the problem continues to exist. The Federal Communications Commission is now proposing a bigger step to properly tackle this problem. It wants to block robocalls by default. The FCC basically wants to make it legal for mobile carriers to block unwanted robocalls by default. A declaratory ruling […]

These Are The New Colors Of The iPhone XR 2

According to a recent report, Apple is said to be introducing new color options to the iPhone XR 2 later this year. These new colors are rumored to come in Green and Lavender and are also rumored to be replacing two existing color options, which are Coral and Blue. Now thanks to a tweet by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, we have an idea of what those colors might look like.In a […]

Renders Of The Upcoming Sony Xperia 2 Leaked

Earlier this year at MWC 2019, Sony unveiled their flagship smartphone of the year in the form of the Sony Xperia 1. Now, it seems that Sony could already be working on a successor which could be unveiled at IFA which is scheduled to take place this coming September with the handset known as the Xperia 2.Together with @OnLeaks, the folks at CashKaro have since put together what are alleged […]

You Can Download The Official OnePlus 7 Pro Wallpapers

Yesterday OnePlus officially launched the OnePlus 7 Pro, the higher-end smartphone out of the two models that were announced. It comes with pretty impressive hardware like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, a 90Hz display, and a triple camera setup, just to name a few. It was also shown off sporting some stunning wallpapers.Now wallpapers might seem trivial to some, but they are an excellent way for handset makers to show […]

Get Ready For Even More Expensive iPhones

Even the most die-hard Apple fan would be hard-pressed to defend the prices of the new iPhones, where the flagship base model is priced at $1,000. With those prices, it has become a lot harder to justify buying a new smartphone every year or every other year, but if you were hoping for prices to drop, you might be disappointed.According to analysts at JP Morgan, they have suggested that we […]

Android Q Might Be Able To Detect When You’re In A Car Crash

For Pixel smartphone owners in the future, the next time you’re driving and you get into a car crash, there is a good chance that your Pixel smartphone might be able to tell that you are in an accident and potentially call for help on your behalf. This is according to a recent discovery by XDA Developers who found hints of the feature in the latest beta for Android Q.According […]

the oneplus 7 event starts at 1500 utc watch it here

They are almost here - the new OnePlus phones will be unveiled in New York with satellite events around the world. And yes, "phones" plural. This year the company is going with a two-tier strategy to give it more flexibility. The OnePlus 7 Pro will compete with Samsung, Huawei, Apple and others on features, many

samsung pay logs 14 million users

Ever since 2015 Samsung users had the opportunity to use their phone as a digital wallet for contactless payments. The service has since expanded to support Samsung smartwatches and made its way to more than 25 countries with 14 million users across the globe. Still, it seems that Samsung's mobile payment service is most popular