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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 One Ui 3 1 Update

Samsung released the One UI 3.1 update for the Galaxy Z Fold yesterday, and now it's the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G that's receiving the latest version of Samsung's custom Android skin. Samsung doesn't tell what countries it's seeding One UI 3.1 in, but it did detail the changes the update brings to the foldable smartphone. With One UI 3.1, multi-tasking becomes easier on the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, since users can now quickly return to up to three previously opened Multi-Active Windows on the main screen via the Recents tab, while also being able to bring two Multi-Active Windows from the main...

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The new Samsung Galaxy S21 is now available. Here's how it stacks up against the Galaxy S20, including camera features and other specs.

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Deal Galaxy S21 Is Only 67499 Cheapest Its Ever Been

Samsung's smallest and cheapest of its trio of early 2021 flagships is now cheaper than it's ever been before - but not smaller. We're talking about the Galaxy S21, of course, which normally retails in the US for $799.99 in its base configuration with 128GB of storage. Well, right now you can pick one up from Amazon for just $674.99, which is $125 less than usual and the lowest price we've seen for this model until now. But wait, there's more. If you want to step up to the 256GB version, that one costs only $699.99, which means you can double your storage space for a mere $25 - take...

Verizons Lg V60 Thinq 5g Uw Is Now Receiving The Android 11 Update

There are companies who are very good at timely Android updates, there are companies who are quite bad at that, and then there's LG. The Korean firm has only sent out an update to Android 11 to the Velvet so far, but even for that model the new software only rolled out in South Korea. Today marks the start of LG's second ever Android 11 rollout, this time for Verizon's V60 ThinQ 5G UW units. This is also the first LG device in the US to receive an Android 11 update, almost half a year after Google first released the finalized version of the OS. Anyway, that aside, Verizon has...

Watch The Redmi K40 And K40 Pro Get Disassembled On Video

Yesterday Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi introduced its flagship lineup for 2021, namely the Redmi K40, K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+. While the launch was China-only, rumor has it at least one of these will be available globally under the Poco brand. It's only been around 24 hours after the launch, but someone in China has already managed to disassemble the Redmi K40 and K40 Pro, and here's the video proof of that. Note that the audio is Chinese, unsurprisingly, but even if you don't understand the language the shots of the insides of the phones speak for themselves. The Redmi K40 has the...

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Huawei Wants To Make Electric Cars Later This Year

Huawei has been suffering a lot from the US government's various bans, and as a consequence we've seen the company diversify its product portfolio quite a bit, with a lot more focus placed on wearables and audio accessories in recent months, for example. Now a new report claims Huawei is actually planning on making electric cars under its own brand, and some models may even launch before the end of this year. Apparently, the company has already started internally designing the EVs and approaching suppliers. Richard Yu, head of Huawei's consumer business group, who was in charge of...

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Huawei Announces P40 4g With Kirin 990 Chipset

Nearly a year after its initial release, Huawei’s P40 has been released in a 4G-only variant. The Huawei P40 4G is powered by the Kirin 990 chipset which is the only difference from the regular 5G model. The rest of the spec sheet is identical. You get a 6.1-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and a pill-shaped cutout for the 32MP selfie cam and the IR ToF module. The back comes with the excellent 1/1.28" 50MP main sensors alongside a 16MP ultrawide snapper and 8MP telephoto module capable of 3x optical zoom. The software side is covered by EMUI 10.1 on top of Android...

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Apple Adds Reparability Indices For Iphones And Macbooks Sold In France

Back in November the European Parliament passed the Right to Repair Act that requires some electronic products to be labeled with a reparability index score out 10 in a bid to reduce e-waste. Last month, France became the first country in the EU to bring these reparability indices to electronics including smartphones and laptops and now Apple’s French site officially supports the labels for iPhones and MacBooks. The actual reparability score only appears after you configure your iPhone or MacBook. All iPhone 12 series phones get a 6/10 score while the older iPhone 11 gets a much lower...

Weird Bug Stops M1 Mac Users From Downloading iOS Apps

To help combat the lack of native apps available for the M1 platform, Apple has allowed M1 Mac users to download iOS apps assuming that the developer has made the option available for their app. However, it seems that some users are encountering issues with this where they are unable to download iOS apps from the Mac App Store.According to these users, it seems that when they try to download […]

Oppo Shows Off Its Own True Wireless Charging Technology

Earlier in January, Xiaomi and Motorola both took the wraps off their own true wireless charging technology, and it seems that Oppo doesn’t want to miss out on the fun as the company has since shown off its very own wireless charging technology as well. This was unveiled at the MWC Shanghai 2021 event where the company debuted the Oppo Wireless Air Charging technology.In its current form, the wireless charging […]

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Tablet Sales In India Rose 147 In 2020 Due To Demand For Elearning

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has posted its analysis on India's tablet sales for 2020, revealing an impressive 14.7% growth, totaling 2.8 million units. The demand was primarily for tablets priced under $200 - with over half of total shipments in this price range. Lenovo remained the leader in 2020 ahead of Samsung and Apple but lost a huge chunk of its lead. The company saw a 15% decline in overall sales, while Samsung grew 157%. The iPad market share remained similar to 2019, with a slight decline in total units. The vendor iBall was third in 2019, but due to an issue...

Oppo Find X3 Gets Benchmarked On Master Lu Snapdragon 870 Confirmed

Oppo is expected to bring the Find X3 series next month, and it looks like China might be getting an exclusive vanilla version. Today the phone with model number PEDM00 was benchmarked at Master Lu, where some specs were confirmed - a Snapdragon 870 chipset with 3.2 GHz CPU, 8GB RAM and QHD+ screen resolution (3216 x 1440 pixels). Oppo Find X3 on Master Lu The Master Lu benchmark is used primarily in China and the result of 791,466 is quite good. Rumors suggest the Find X3 will have 65W fast charging, ColorOS 11.2 based on Android 11 out of the box and at least two storage...

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Samsung Galaxy Fold Also Gets One Ui 31 Update

Last week Samsung announced its plans to bring the latest OneUI 3.1 interface to its older devices. Yesterday we reported that the update reached 2019’s Galaxy Note10 line and now the Galaxy Fold has also begun receiving the update. According to reports from France, the new software bears the F900FXXU4EUBF build number and also brings the March security patch. The One UI 3.1 update brings minor enhancements including new camera modes, Private Share and Eye Comfort Shield which was previously called Blue Light Filter. Check out this post for more details on the One UI 3.1...

Nubia Red Magic 6 Red Magic 6 Pro Leaks In Photos On Tenaa

nubia is preparing to launch the Red Magic 6 lineup, and the two phones have popped up on TENAA. The listing only has images and no specs so far, but they are enough to confirm some key features - a thin top bezel with the selfie camera on the right side, while the back panel is similar to the nubia Red Magic 5G/5S. nubia Red Magic 6 The phones have model numbers NX669J and NX669J-P- the latter is likely the Pro, but we'll know for sure once the listing are updated with the detailed specs. Both will have shoulder keys and a fingerprint scanner under the display, while the back...

Global Vivo X60 And X60 Pro Appear On Google Play Console With Sd 870

Late last year, vivo announced its X60 and X60 Pro phones in China powered by Samsung’s Exynos 1080 chipsets. So far both devices have remained exclusive to the Chinese market but yesterday we saw multiple certification listings and now we get more confirmation from the Google Play Console and a Geekbench listing. vivo X60 and X60 Pro Listings for the vivo X60 (V2045) and X60 Pro (V2046) reveal the global variants will come with different hardware compared to their Chinese counterparts. The most notable change is the addition of the Snapdragon 870 chipset (SM 8250ac) in place of...

Vivo S9 S9e Specs Design Official Poster

vivo has shared a poster on its official Weibo account revealing the rear panel design of the vivo S9 arriving on March 3. The smartphone looks similar to the vivo S7 5G and sports a triple camera setup. vivo didn't detail the rear cameras, but it did confirm that the S9 will feature a 44MP selfie shooter. The poster released by vivo also has text in the bottom-right corner, which confirms the brand will launch S9e with a 32MP selfie camera. While vivo doesn't tell us when the S9e will be unveiled, the smartphone will likely debut with the vanilla S9 on March 3. The image shared...

Samsung Galaxy A32 4g Is Official With Helio G80 5000 Mah Battery

Samsung introduced a Galaxy A32 5G smartphone earlier this year, and now it has brought an alternative version for LTE-only markets. The phone is called simply Samsung Galaxy A32 and is already on sale in Russia. Differences between the two go beyond network support - the biggest change is the Helio G80 chipset replaces the Dimensity 720, but there's also a new screen, an improved main camera and a better selfie shooter. The Samsung Galaxy A32 has an Infinity-U display with a 6.4” Super AMOLED panel on the front with Full HD+ resolution. The front-facing camera, tucked in the...

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Meizu Officially Confirms 18 Pro Will Have Snapdragon 888 And Ufs 31 Storage

Meizu is going to announced its latest 18 series on March 3 and the company continues to tease the phone’s features and specs. On Thursday, the company revealed some of the Meizu 18 and 18 Pro specs. Now, we have confirmation that the 18 Pro will come with a Snapdragon 888. Along with the high-end chipset, the 18 Pro will also feature LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 storage. This means we should expect top of the line performance from the Meizu 18 Pro. The company also teases onboard software called “One Mind 8XX” that’s supposed to optimize the phone’s power and performance, as per...

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Huaweis Mate X2 Shown In Action With Multiscreen Collaboration Pc Mirroring

A video posted to YouTube briefly shows how the Huawei Mate X2 connects to a Huawei Matebook laptop. The video shows the user tapping the Mate X2 with the laptop using NFC. Once connected, the phone’s display is instantly thrown up onto the PC’s display. While this isn’t a new feature, what’s interesting is how the Multi-Screen Collaboration feature handles the secondary internal display. Once unfolded, the mirrored view of the screen is quickly expanded to reflect the larger screen of the foldable phone. The transition between external and internal screen is very quick, and with...

Facebook Launches New Ad Campaign To Convince Iphone Users To Enable Ad Tracking

Various data is used by companies like Facebook to personalize ads to an individual person based on demographics, geographic location, interests, and activity. Late last year, Apple introduced its new privacy-centered changes that forced all app developers to explicitly ask users for permission to collect this data. Facebook was not happy (and is still not happy) about it. Apart from preparing a lawsuit to accuse Apple of anti-competitive behavior, Facebook is launching a new ad campaign that focuses on helping small businesses through tough times. A video ad was released on Thursday with...

Samsung Is Launching The Galaxy A32 A52 And A72 In India Soon

This was never really in doubt, but Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy A32, A52, and A72 in India soon. We're talking about the 4G versions of the trio, as well as the A32 5G, there are no hints yet about whether any other 5G-capable new models in the A series are also headed to the subcontinent. The Korean company's Indian website now lists the A32, A32 5G, A52, and A72 in its support pages, identifying them by their model numbers: SM-A325F/DS, SM-A326B/DS, SM-A525F/DS, and SM-A725F/DS, respectively. Samsung Galaxy A32 5G The Galaxy A32 5G is already official, but the other...

Apple Store In France Now Shows iPhone And Mac Repairability Scores

Want to know how easy it is to repair the iPhone or Mac that you bought? If you do, then you might need to turn to websites like iFixit who regularly conduct teardowns to see how repairable a device is. However, it seems that over in the Apple Store in France, they are actually displaying repairability scores.It should be noted that these scores seem to be given by Apple themselves […]

Twitter Announces Super Follows And Communities Features

Twitter has announced two new upcoming features for its platform. The first is Super Follows, which is the company's first premium feature. The other is Communities. Super Follows allows users to charge their followers for access to special content. For a set monthly amount, the Super Followers will be able to, say, see exclusive content, get a subscribers-only newsletter, deals and discounts on your products, community access, a special supporter badge and more. The options here depend on the account and what they want to offer to their subscribers. This feature is similar to...

Apple Is Teaching Siri How To Better Understand Atypical Speech

The problem with digital assistants is that they listen to every word you tell it. This means that if you stutter or stammer halfway through your command, it will pick up on that and will spit back errors or the wrong information. This can be rather annoying, but Apple is working on a fix for that with Siri.A report from The Wall Street Journal has revealed that Apple is working […]

Sony Could Be Developing A 1-inch Camera Sensor For Smartphones

In case you didn’t know, Sony actually provides a lot of smartphone companies with camera sensors. This means that while these companies might use different lenses and software, the core hardware powering their cameras comes from Sony, and it seems that Sony could be working on something big.According to recent reports, it has been suggested that Sony is working on a 1-inch camera sensor that could be unveiled in April. […]

iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera Review

Image Quality AnalysisA note about our Uber-G Camera IQ score: our scoring system is based on four “Pillars” sub-scores that can help tell a fuller story: Day, Night, Ultrawide, and Zoom photography. If you want to know more about how the score works, head to our Camera IQ benchmark page.A global camera score is clear and straightforward, but the pillars help tell a better story for those who want to […]

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Samsung Thinks They Can Convince You Buy One Of Its Foldable Phones In 100 Days

There is nothing wrong with the concept of foldable phones. A phone that transforms into a tablet on command? Sign us up! Unfortunately, the pricing of foldable phones is a bit too dear for many to even begin to consider, but what if you could try the phone out first before committing any money? Would that get you to buy one?That’s what Samsung seems to think is possible as they […]

Anker Debuts A MagSafe Power Bank For The iPhone

There is a recent rumor suggesting that Apple could be working on a MagSafe power bank for the iPhone. When exactly this accessory will debut remains to be seen, but in the meantime, it seems that accessory maker Anker might have beaten Apple to the punch with a MagSafe power bank of their own.This power bank will feature a 5,000mAh battery that will be capable of fully juicing up the […]

Google’s Foldable Pixel Phone Could Sport A Samsung Display

A couple of years ago, it was suggested that Google could be working on their own foldable Pixel phone. This was based on a patent, although not too long after that, the company did confirm that they were exploring the idea. Whether or not such a device will materialize remains to be seen, but now there seems to be a chance that it will.In a report from TheElec, it appears […]

Huawei Mate X2 Foldable Phone Becomes Official

Following intense rumors (mostly accurate), Huawei has launched the Huawei Mate X2, its latest foldable phone, which also happens to be its most expensive device, at $2784.The most significant change is a complete 180-degree turnaround in the industrial design, which went from having the display facing outwards to a book-style inward-facing screen, Galaxy Fold style.The book-style design has a few advantages that were probably decisive in Huawei’s decision: First, it […]

This Is What A Foldable iPhone Could Look Like

If the rumors are to be believed, Apple could be developing a foldable iPhone of its own, but the question is what would such a device look like? Thanks to designer Svyatoslav Alexandrov, a video has been published onto the ConceptsiPhone YouTube page that gives us a look at what such a handset could look like if it were to be made.Basically in this video, it seems that the designer […]

For The First Time Since 2016, Apple Has Overtaken Samsung In Smartphone Sales

For many, many years, Samsung has dominated the smartphone market. Given that the company makes a wide variety of phones ranging from high-end to low-end, it’s not surprising. However, according to the latest market reports, it seems that for the first time since 2016, Apple has actually managed to overtake Samsung.This is according to Gartner who claims that Apple’s year-on-year growth went up to 14.9%, while Samsung saw its own […]

LG’s Rollable Smartphone Has Been Put On Hold

At CES earlier last month, LG revealed that they are working on a phone with a rollable display. The phone was expected to launch later this year, but now it seems that there is a chance that may no longer be happening. This is according to a report from Yonhap News who claims that LG has put the project on hold.In a way, this shouldn’t really come as much of […]

Samsung Promises Four Years Of Security Updates For Its Android Smartphones

One of the criticisms about Android phones is the lack of support. Usually, Android smartphones get about two major Android upgrades and maybe 2-3 years worth of security updates, and after that you’re pretty much on your own. However, Samsung is hoping to change that by extending their security updates to four years.According to a recent announcement from the company, they will now be updating their Galaxy smartphones’ security for […]

Android 12 Seems To Be Hiding A One-Handed Mode

Our phone displays are huge and that’s not a bad thing for watching videos or playing games, but it can be a real pain to use when you’re trying to use it with one-hand. Some smartphone makers have included options in their Android UI to make it more usable one-handed, but that feature hasn’t been found in native Android yet, at least until now.According to a recent discovery in the […]

Foldable iPhone Might Be Launched In 2024 At The Earliest, If At All

Word on the street is that Apple could be working on their own foldable iPhone. The rumors are claiming that the company could be planning a launch of the device in 2023, but now a report from Korean publication The Elec claims that the launch will most likely take place in 2024 at the earliest, and even then, it’s not guaranteed.The publication claims that based on their information, there is […]

Apple Will Crack Down On Apps With ‘Irrationally’ High Prices

The iOS App Store is more or less a free market. Developers are welcome to price their apps however much they want, although for the most part a lot of apps tend to be priced roughly within the same range to try and keep themselves competitive. However, every now and then, you come across an app that is priced higher than others.Now according to a report from 9to5Mac, it seems […]

No Reverse Charging For iPhone, At Least Not Anytime Soon

Reverse wireless charging is a feature that we’ve seen in some Android phones, so it didn’t really come as a surprise to hear rumors that Apple could introduce a similar feature to its iPhones as well. However, to date, we haven’t seen the feature introduced to the iPhone yet, and it seems that we probably shouldn’t expect it anytime soon either.This is according to a report from Bloomberg in which […]

WhatsApp’s Controversial Privacy Policy Will Not Be Going Away

Earlier in January, following the backlash after announcing their privacy policy changes, WhatsApp announced that they would be delaying its implementation. If you were hoping that this would mean that WhatsApp would eventually cave and cancel the changes entirely, you would be disappointed to learn that will not be happening.In a recent blog post by WhatsApp, the company actually seems to be doubling down on their plans, and how they […]

Android 12 Developer Preview Has Been Released

As per tradition, Google has released the developer preview for its upcoming Android 12 update. Android 12 represents the next major update to the Android operating system and the release of the developer preview should help clue us in as to some of the potential upcoming features of the operating system.Do note that since this is a developer preview, non-developers won’t be able to install it just yet. Google does […]

Apple Could Be Working With LG For Its Foldable iPhone Display

When it comes to display suppliers, Apple works with several companies at the same time to ensure that there are enough units, and also as a backup in case one company runs into issues. LG is one of the companies that Apple has been working with over the years, so it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that both companies could be working together again for the rumored foldable […]

A Smartphone-Enabled COVID-19 Testing Kit Is Currently Awaiting FDA Approval

Right now, if you wanted to test yourself or people around you for COVID-19, you’d need to head over to a clinic or a hospital to get yourself checked out. While there are kits that can be delivered to your home, you will still need to send those kits back to a lab to get them tested and have the results sent to you.It’s not the most efficient system, which […]

More Proof That The Next iPhone Could Have A 120Hz ProMotion Display

For a while, it has been rumored that Apple could be looking to introduce a 120Hz ProMotion display to the iPhone. The latest rumors are suggesting that this feature could actually debut with the 2021 iPhone, and now a patent discovered by Patently Apple seems to provide more evidence of this happening.The patent that they discovered was for a display with a variable refresh rate. For those unfamiliar, this means […]

Apple Could Be Working On A MagSafe Power Bank For The iPhone

It seems that the AirTags aren’t the only new accessory that Apple could be developing. According to a report from WCCFTech, they have spotted some references in the iOS 14.5 beta 2 code that suggests that Apple could actually be working on a MagSafe power bank designed for the iPhone.For those unfamiliar, MagSafe is Apple’s new “wireless” charging solution. It uses magnets to attach a charger to the back of […]

Foldable iPhone Expected To Arrive In 2023

There have been rumors suggesting that Apple could consider getting into foldable smartphones. It’s a bit of an odd rumor given that foldable devices haven’t exactly exploded in popularity, so why would Apple think it’s such a great idea? However, if you are looking forward to such a device, then you might have to wait until 2023.This is according to investment research firm EqualOcean who cites research firm Omdia who […]

OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro Will Be Coming To T-Mobile

Ever since late 2018, OnePlus and T-Mobile have come to an agreement in which OnePlus phones launching in the US would be available for purchase through the carrier. If you were worried that maybe this agreement had come to an end or if you just want to make sure it’s still in place, it is.According to Max Weinbach, he has tweeted that both the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro […]

Samsung Just Unveiled A Phone With A 7,000mAh Battery

If there is one thing many of us would love to have is a smartphone that could last us days on end. Obviously that won’t be happening anytime soon, but we’ll take a phone that could last at least two days, if not more. For those who are looking for such a phone, you might be interested in Samsung’s latest offering, the Galaxy F62.While this is definitely not a flagship […]

The Essential Phone Could Be Making A Comeback Under A New Owner

As some of you might have heard, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei announced his departure from the company last year. Pei has since gone on to create a new company called Nothing, with the first product being a pair of wireless earbuds. However, it seems that maybe Pei could be moving back to smartphones.This is according to a report from 9to5Google who discovered that according to a filing at the UK […]

Apple Could Still Be Planning To Launch The iPhone 13 Mini This Year

Despite initial favorable reviews of the iPhone 12 mini, real-life proved to be a very different story and sales of the iPhone 12 mini have reportedly been so bad that Apple has been rumored to be considering halting production of the handset next quarter. So where does that leave the iPhone 13 mini?Turns out that even though the iPhone 12 mini isn’t quite pulling its weight as expected, Apple is […]

xiaomi ramping up mi 9 se production

Xiaomi's Mi 9 checks all the boxes for a 2019 flagship - Snapdragon 855, triple camera setup and a solid OLED screen. And with a sub-€500 price tag it's no wonder that the phone has been in high demand since it launched back in February - so much so in fact that Xiaomi has

lg releases financial expectations for q1 2019

Earlier today Samsung reported a drop in sales and profits and now the other Korean technology giant LG Electronics have released its preliminary earnings. The financial results should be lower than Q1 2018, but not as terrible as the ones from Suwon. The official report stated the consolidated revenues of Q1 2019 are KRW14.9 trillion,