Mediatek To Bring 5g Chipset Later This Month

Huawei, Samsung and Qualcomm already introduced their chipsets with capabilities to suppport 5G modems, and next in line appears to be Mediatek. The Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer announced "it's almost time" for "smart to meet fast" and the new 5G AI product will arrive in May, meaning we have 10 days tops until the unveiling of the new platform. Helio M70 was initially introduced as the 5G platform by the company, but is yet to arrive officially or to ship to actual smartphone manufacturers. We don't know whether the new chipset will have the 5G modem built in or it will...

Asus Zenfone Max M2 Zb633kl Android Pie Update Rollout

Earlier last month, Asus rolled out the Android Pie update for the Zenfone Max (M2) in India, sporting the model number ZB632KL. Now, the company has expanded the rollout of the latest version of Android globally for the 2018 smartphone for all units, bearing the ZB633KL moniker. The firmware carries version number 16.2018.1905.42 and bumps up the Android security patch level on the smartphone to May 2019. Asus ZenFone Max (M2) Asus says the update is rolled out in batches, and it may take "some days" before you get an update prompt on your smartphone. If you can't wait for...

Oneplus 7 Pro Features Coming To Oneplus 5 5t 6 6t

The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro brought two new features to Oxygen OS - these are the baked-in Screen Recorder and Zen Mode features. Owners of older-generation OnePlus devices wanted these features so much that, in fact, some users side-loaded them to their devices and found that they were half-broken. For instance, the Screen Recorder wasn't recording sound and notifications still came through when Zen Mode was activated. We have received some feedback from users who have installed the Screen Recorder and Zen Mode on the OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T. The results turn out to be that when you are using...

Nokia 32 Launched In India Goes On Sale May 23

Nokia today officially brought the Nokia 3.2 to India. The phone is priced at INR 8,990 for the 2/16GB model and INR 10,790 for the 3/32GB variant. The phone will go on sale starting May 23 across retail outlets. The Nokia 3.2 is a budget smartphone. The main feature of the phone is the large 6.26-inch display although it comes with the lowish 720p resolution. The other key feature is the promised 2-day battery life, courtesy of a 4,000mAh battery. While the battery may not seem all that big, the phone runs on the modest Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 so there's not much there to drain...

This Is How Smooth The OnePlus 7 Pro’s 90Hz Screen Is

OnePlus recently launched their latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 7 Pro. One of the highlights of the handset is its 90Hz display, which while might not be as smooth as the Razer Phone’s 120Hz display, is still a step up above most of what the competition is offering in the market today.To show off how smooth the display is, OnePlus shared a video on its Facebook page (you can check […]

Xiaomi Will Open A Mi Store In Portugal Next Week

After Romania, Xiaomi is to expanding its European fleet of Mi Stores to Portugal. The company announced it's planning to open its first official store in the Iberian country on June 1. Xiaomi is really putting a strong focus on expanding its European presence and it's no wonder - yesterday it announced a 115% growth in shipments for the region and is now among the top four manufacturers in Western Europe. Despite slow growth in its home market of China, Xiaomi is looking strong in Europe and plans to reach 150 stores in the Old Continent before the end of the year. For now, we...

Samsung Pushes First Software Update For The Galaxy A70

The Samsung Galaxy A70 is one of the best all-around devices in the manufacturer's lineup. It offers a large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with the capable Snapdragon 675 chipset and a large 4,500 mAh battery. The phone is on sale already and now it's treated to its first official OTA update. The A705GMDDU1ASE4 update comes in at 376MB and brings camera, fingerprint and stability improvements. Additionally, the Galaxy A70 is also treated to the May security patch. The camera now features an added Beauty Video mode and overall quality improvements. The fingerprint sensor has been...

Canalys China Dominates Smart Speaker Market In Q1

The smart speaker business is booming in China with a 500% year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2019. During the first four months, 10.6 million units were shipped helping China secure a 51% share of the global market. The US, on the other hand, saw only 5 million smart speaker sales for the same period with a 24% market share. Baidu captured the top spot in the Chinese market due in large to an exclusive deal with the China Central Television (CCTV) channel. This, in turn, gave the brand exposure to a larger audience during the Chinese New Year holiday season. Alibaba, Xiaomi...

Oppo K3 Price Battery Handson Photos Leak

Oppo K3 is arriving on May 23, packing the back design of Oppo Reno, but featuring a more traditional pop-up camera, like the Realme X. Hands-on photos of the device leaked on Twitter, while, in the meantime, the company posted some more specs on its official Weibo page. The device will support VOOC 3.0 fast-charging for the 3,765 mAh battery. Oppo K3 hands-on photos The images pretty much confirm what we already know - OLED panel with Always-On Display support, Blue-Violet back that can be Gorilla Glass, but is more likely a transparent polycarbonate panel. The main...

Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition Launch Date Key Specs

Lenovo announced the Z6 Pro flagship smartphone last month with Snapdragon 855 SoC and four cameras. And now, the company is all set to launch a toned down variant of this smartphone called the Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition on May 22. The Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition is already available for pre-order on the company's official website, and its listing confirms features like triple rear cameras, waterdrop-notch display, and a dual-frequency GPS. Furthermore, the smartphone will come with a gradient design, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, as well as HDR10 and Dolby Atmos support. It will ship...

Samsung Is Ready With Its Own 5x Optic Zoom Sensor

The Huawei P30 Pro brought the periscope camera trend followed by the Oppo Reno 10x zoom and it seems Samsung wants to join the long optical zoom party. Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) has begun mass production of its new 5x optical module and according to rumors we can expect to see it in Samsung's upcoming Note series phones. The sensor won't protrude from the back thanks to its slim 5mm profile compared to the 6mm thickness on previous Samsung modules. Inside, the new 5x sensor uses a light refracting prism similar to the P30 Pro but with a rectangular lens instead of a circular...

Our Motorola One Vision Video Review Is Up

The One Vision is the first smartphone from Motorola with a radically different design - one that departs from the circular camera bump around the back. The One Vision is also the first to use a hole-punch camera instead of a notch at the top of the display. The display itself isn't terribly color accurate, but maximum brightness is pretty good, and the contrast is automatically adjusted for viewing in direct sunlight. This is a 6.3-inch IPS LCD with a super-tall 21:9 aspect ratio which makes it a little harder to watch the standardized 16:9 video format. The phone itself is...

Redmi Note 7s Replace Redmi Note 7 India

Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi launched the Redmi Note 7 in India back in February. And yesterday, the company announced the Redmi Note 7S in the country which is actually a re-branded version of the Chinese Note 7. Now, Redmi has confirmed that the Note 7 will be replaced by the Note 7S in India, effectively aligning its offerings with the Chinese market. It's hardly a shock as the two smartphones are priced similarly and come with an identical hardware, except for the dual camera setup at the back. The Note 7 sports 12MP and 2MP modules on its rear, while the Note 7S comes with 48MP and...

Honor 20 Lite Handson

If you got your eyes on the Huawei and Honor phones but didn't want to dig deep into your pockets for a full-fledged flagships like the Huawei P-series or the recently announced Honor 20-series, the Chinese vendor is offering the Honor 20 Lite - an even more affordable alternative to the P30 Lite. The phone was launched about a month ago in Russia but this is the first time we get to see it in person, and it will finally reach the rest of the European market. It's a fashionable smartphone with a cool-looking back with gradient colors - Phantom Blue, Phantom Red, and Magic Night...

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Pulled From The Android 10 Q Beta Program

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro joined the Android 10 Q beta program two weeks ago, but it has now been removed from the list. This is likely because Google suspended Huawei's Android license. This move was delayed by 90 days, though it seems this means little for Huawei's long-term plans. This delay should be enough to allow the maker to queue up security updates for Huawei and Honor phones, but major OS upgrades are not happening. We'll keep an eye on the official Android Q Beta page (Source link) to see if the Mate 20 Pro reappears, but we're not holding our breath. Huawei and Honor...

TikTok Owner Is Reportedly Developing A Spotify Competitor

TikTok is one of the most popular social media apps right now. It lets users make short videos of themselves lip-syncing to songs and other pop culture references. It has proven to be an immense hit, particularly in emerging markets. A new report mentions that ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, is now developing a Spotify competitor to challenge the world’s top music streaming service in precisely those markets. Bloomberg […]

Huawei Could Launch Its Android Alternative By The Fall

It has often been reported that Huawei is developing its own operating system as an alternative to Android should its license for Google’s operating system ever be revoked. Due to the recent trade restrictions imposed by the United States on China, Google did suspend Huawei’s Android support and so there’s more talk now of the company’s Android alternative. A new report suggests that Huawei will be in a position to […]

Cardinal Red Versions Of Samsung Galaxy S10 And S10 Surface Online

Red versions of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ have leaked again. Back before the official announcement, we saw a Cinnabar Red paint job that never came to fruition. Now a different red hue has leaked. Samsung Galaxy S10+ in Cardinal Red It's called Cardinal Red and like the other colors, it covers the back and sides (the screen still has a black bezel). There's now yellowish tint here like the Cinnabar color. Samsung Galaxy S10 in Cardinal Red The new red Galaxys are "coming soon", says leakster @rquandt. Back in the S9 days, a Burgundy Red color was...

Adobe Premiere Rush For Android Is Finally Out

Adobe Premiere Rush is essentially a trimmed version of its Premiere Pro and Audition tools that are meant for serious video editors. The company first released the Premiere Rush app for iOS, Windows, and Mac late last year. It said at that time that the app will eventually be released for Android. Adobe Premiere Rush for Android is finally rolling out today. Adobe has created Premiere Rush to provide mobile […]

European Prices For Honor 20 Lite Formerly Honor 10i Unveiled

The Honor 20 lite will soon make its debut in Europe. The phone previously launched as the "Honor 10i" and was initially available in Russia. The 20 lite will cost €300 in Europe. In the UK the price is £250 and will be available at Carphone Warehouse, Amazon, Argos, John Lewis and Very. The other two Honor 20 models cost €500 and €600 for the vanilla and Pro models, respectively. The lite model has a similarly-sized screen - 6.21" LCD with 1080p+ resolution - and a notch rather than a punch hole for the 32MP selfie camera. Rather than the Kirin 980 chipset, the phone is powered by...

Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 Just Launched in London

At an event in London, Honor just launched two new Android smartphones aimed at the “Premium” market ($450-$600), the Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 handsets. The brand has been doing very well in that market for the past 2-3 years, taking share away from competitors.The Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 handset complement a more affordable offering in the Honor 20 Lite launched earlier. If you are not familiar […]

Honor 20 And Honor 20 Pro Go Official With Quad Cams Flagship Kirin 980 Chipset

Huawei has established a name for itself in mobile photography, now sub-brand Honor wants to make its mark. The Honor 20 duo brings a unique dedicated macro camera and the main camera on the Pro model has the brightest aperture on a phone ever. Honor 20 Pro The Honor 20 Pro main camera has the fastest aperture of any phone ever - f/1.4. It guides 60% more light than an f/1.8 aperture towards the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor (1/2", 0.8µm pixels). This camera has both optical and electronic image stabilization. The Pro has an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical and 5x hybrid zoom...

Honor 20 Pro Hands On

For the first time, Honor departs from its usual flagship releasing scheme by launching not one but two devices at once. And as per tradition in the Android world, it's a Pro and non-Pro version. In this hands-on review, we will be looking at the both and unlike most OEMs, Honor decided to make the size of both handsets identical, with the Pro taking an edge over the vanilla Honor 20 with better under-the-hood features.

Honor 20 Pro Gets 111 Score In Dxomark Test Matches The Oneplus 7 Pro

The Honor 20 Pro may not have the prestigious Leica label next to its camera, but the DxOMark review shows that it's one of the best - with a score of 111, it matched the OnePlus 7 Pro. Only two phones with a higher total score are the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. The photo score of 117 is higher than most flagships out there. The review commends the camera for a great dynamic range - the best shadow and highlight preservation on a phone yet - as well as excellent exposure and noise levels. The rendering of fine detail is not quite perfect, which keeps this camera from...

Meizu 16xs Arriving On May 30

Meizu 16s arrived last week and now its time for the more affordable variant, called Meizu 16Xs. The new device already appeared on TENAA with images, later followed by specs, and now the company has started sending out invites for the official launch event. It will take place on May 30 in China. The invitation hints at a triple camera setup that we already know will have a 48 MP main shooter, coupled with 8 MP + 5 MP additional snappers. Other specs include a 2 GHz octa-core processor, likely as part of a Snapdragon 670 or Snapdragon 675 chipset. The phone with a model number...

Pixel 3a Phones Randomly Powering Off For Some Users

It has been almost two weeks since Google released the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Some users have already started reporting an issue with the device. They are experiencing their handsets randomly powering off during the day. As you can probably imagine, this causes a lot of nuisance for those who are using the new handsets as their daily drivers, which is most of the users complaining about the […]

Google Calendar Updated With Dark Mode

Google has really embraced the dark mode for its mobile apps recently. It has already brought the dark theme to apps like Messages, Calculator, Contacts, and Keep so it’s not surprising to see that similar treating is now being meted out to Google Calendar. That app has now been updated with a dark mode as well. Google’s newfound appreciation for the dark theme goes beyond updates for its native applications. […]

Huawei Officially Responds To Android Ban

Earlier, it was reported that following the US government’s decision to blacklist Huawei from doing business with US companies, Google confirmed that due to this decision, they would be suspending their business dealings with the company. This was a huge deal as it effectively cut off future Huawei devices from access to Google’s services and also Android.Huawei has so far kept mum on the issue, but they have since released […]

Say Goodbye To Custom Google Pixel Phone Cases

For the most part, smartphone makers usually offer their customers official cases to use with their smartphones. Google had done something similar with their Nexus and Pixel handsets through the “My Case” program that lets users create custom smartphone cases for their devices.Unfortunately, it seems that this program is no more. According to 9to5Google, they discovered that when Google launched their new Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones, the company […]

Qualcomm And Intel To Cease Business Dealings With Huawei

As you might have heard, Google had recently confirmed that they will no longer be doing business with Huawei following the US government blacklisting the Chinese company. It seems that they are not alone because in a report from Bloomberg, other companies are now following suit as well.This includes the likes of Qualcomm, Intel, and Broadcom, all of whom are expected to cut their business dealings with the company. The […]

Google Suspends Business With Huawei Following US Government’s Blacklisting

Huawei is in all sorts of trouble. According to a report from Reuters, it seems that Google has suspended their business dealings with the company following the US government officially blacklisting Huawei. What this means is that Huawei will no longer have access to US businesses such as Google, which also includes access to Android.This means that future Huawei handsets will no longer be able to access Android and Google’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

redmi note 7s launch date

Earlier this week, Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi teased the launch of a 48MP camera smartphone in India. Today, the company has announced that this smartphone is called the Redmi Note 7S and it will be unveiled on May 20. Redmi also shared an image of the Earth which has a watermark confirming that the Note 7S

oppo k3 launch date

Chinese phone maker Oppo has announced that it will unveil the Oppo K3 on May 23 at an event in China which will start at 2PM local time. It also confirmed the smartphone will be powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC. Oppo hasn't divulged much about the K3 yet, but from a previous leak we

honor 20 series india launch date

The Honor 20 series which will be unveiled on May 21 will come to India on June 11. The lineup will consist of a vanilla Honor 20, a lite model, and a Pro variant. The Honor 20 lite will be a re-branded Honor 20i which is already available in China with Kirin 710 SoC. The

samsung galaxy s10 5g lands in the uk on june 7

Today Samsung has officially announced that the Galaxy S10 5G is going to become available in the UK on June 7. Initially, it will be offered by EE and Vodafone. Speaking of Vodafone, just yesterday it revealed that its 5G network is going live in seven cities in the UK on July 3, so if