Lg K31 Pops Up In A Google Play Console Listing Key Specs Revealed

LG is gearing up for another mid-range as evidenced by the just leaked K31. It popped up on the Google Play Console along with its key specs and an image of its front. A screenshot from the listing The LG K31 comes with fairly thick bezels and a waterdrop-style notch on the top. The panel is IPS LCD with 720 x 1520px resolution. A MediaTek Helio P22 sits behind the wheel aided by 2GB of RAM. The system runs on Android 10. Sadly, there's nothing else about the phone but the listing itself suggests that the K31 is nearing launch. Via

Mediatek To Release Dimensity 600 As Early As This Month

In the rapidly expanding 5G market, the demand for 5G-enabled devices grows by the day and to reach the masses, chip makers would have to offer more affordable solutions. According to the latest report coming from a Taiwanese media, MediaTek is going to launch the Dimensity 600 as early as this quarter. Information around the Dimensity 600 SoC is still scarce, but people familiar with the matter say that it would be very competitive. The company is expecting the new chip to account for the majority of its 5G-related shipments in the fourth quarter this year while the first devices...

Reddit Will Stop Copying Your Clipboard In Upcoming iOS Update

Apple loves touting the privacy of their products, and iOS 14 actually does a pretty good job of that by notifying users whenever an app accesses the clipboard on their devices. For those unfamiliar, the clipboard is basically where whenever you copy a text (or image or file) is stored temporarily.Users have been discovering that quite a number of apps have actually been accessing their clipboards without their knowledge following […]

iPhone 12 Could Cost $50 More Despite Lack Of Accessories

A popular rumor at the moment is that the iPhone 12 will not ship with accessories like the EarPods and the power adapter. Some have attributed this reasoning to a reduction in costs, while others cite environmental issues. However, if you were hoping that a reduction in costs could mean a cheaper iPhone, you could be disappointed.This is because according to analyst Jeff Pu, he has released a research note […]

iPhone 12’s Leaked ‘Thinner, Exquisite’ Packaging Confirms The Lack Of Accessories

If the rumors are to be believed, Apple will make a rather controversial choice this year in which they will not be bundling earphones or a power adapter with the iPhone 12. In fact, a recent rumor claimed that Apple will modify the existing packaging of the iPhone 12 to make it “thinner” and more “exquisite”.Whether or not those rumors are true remains to be seen, but now an image […]

Google Maps Could Soon Come With Traffic Light Indicators

Google Maps is great for showing you which roads to take, which paths to walk on, which trains to catch, and now it looks like it might even show you where the traffic lights are. According to a recent discovery shared on Droid-Life, it appears that Google is testing out including traffic light indicators on Google Maps.This will come incredibly handy while you are driving, especially if you’re trying to […]

Garmin Updates Fenix 6 Instinct And Tactix Delta Smartwatches With Solar Charging

Garmin has brought solar charging to its three most popular smartwatch lines with the newly updated Fenix 6, Instinct and Tactix Delta smartwatches. The addition of solar charging aims to extend the battery endurance of the watches. The Fenix 6 Pro Solar and Fenix 6S Pro Solar bring between 9 and 14 days of battery life depending on the features used. Now, Garmin is listing a 10.5 - 16 day estimated battery life given the right amount of sun exposure. Outside of the battery enhancement, the new Fenix series smartwatches bring more specific tracking for mountain biking, surf and indoor...

Oneplus Releases Oxygenos Updates For The Oneplus 8 And The Oneplus 8 Pro

OnePlus is now rolling out OxygenOS updates for the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro in NA, EU and Indian markets. These updates bring a host of improvements and bug fixes that should take care of most of the issues discovered so far. The OnePlus 8 Pro gets the more substantial update. The version number for the update is 10.5.11 for NA and India and 10.5.10 for EU. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 8 also gets most of the same changes, minus ones specific to the hardware on the 8 Pro. The version numbers here are 10.5.8 for EU, 10.5.9 for India and 10.5.10 for NA. You can read through all the changes...

Apple Expands Independent Repair Program To Canada And Europe

Apple officially allowed independent shops to repair your iPhone one year ago. The program first launched in the US and currently boasts over 700 locations that are part of 140 independent companies. Now the Independent Repair Provider Program is expanding to Canada and 32 countries in Europe. You will be able to view which companies in your city are certified by Apple on this page (currently, it only shows US locations). This program ensures that repair shops will use genuine Apple parts, tools and repair manuals. Any company that wants to can join for free, training is also free....

Intel Details Thunderbolt 4 It Supports Two 4k Monitors Or One 8k 4port Docks 100 W Charging

Intel announced Thunderbolt 4 in January but left plenty of people scratching their heads – it’s no faster than Thunderbolt 3, so what has changed? Today the company unveiled more details about the new standard and why it will be the one port to rule them all. First, it will be compatible with USB4. Both standards will debut with the Tiger Lake platform later this year. USB4 supports 20 Gbps throughput and can go up to 40G bps with the right hardware. That would match the 40 Gbps throughput of TB4 (USB4 itself is built on top of Thunderbolt 3). Thunderbolt 4 will support up to two...

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active And Galaxy Tab A 101 2016 Will No Longer Get Security Updates

It’s the end of the road for the Samsung Galaxy S7 active and the old Galaxy Tab A 10.1 – at least if you want to continue receiving security updates. Still, both devices were released in 2016, which means they’ve received support for 4 years. Samsung Galaxy S7 active • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) Those are not the only changes to Samsung’s update schedule, several devices were bumped down from the Quarterly Update list to “Other Regular Security Updates”. Here’s the list: Galaxy S8 Lite Galaxy A6+ (2018) Galaxy J7 Top Galaxy J6 Galaxy J4 Galaxy J3...

Samsung Also Mulls Removing The Charger From Some Retail Packages

Apple may not be the only one considering removing the charger from the retail box – Samsung is thinking the same thing, reports ETNews. The company will start next year and only some models will be affected. But which ones? Removing the charger from the affordable segment will have a bigger relative impact on the price (this is a move to save on manufacturing costs). Also, entry-level phones are less likely to require a special high power charger so the ones you already have at home will likely do the job. On the other hand, dropping the bundled charger from premium Galaxy phones also...

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Gains Ability To Record Video With The Periscope And Ultra Wide Cameras

The Oppo Reno 10x zoom has three cameras on its back – one of the first ever periscopes on a phone, an 8 MP ultrawide cam and a 48 MP main camera. Unfortunately, only that last one could be used for video capture – that is no longer true as the ColorOS 7.1 update finally enabled recording using the other two cameras. This means you can go wide or zoom in – the periscope offers 5x optical, 10x hybrid and up to 30x digital zoom. You can see this demonstrated on video by XDA Junio Member Subzuda: Note that this works only at 1080p resolution and 30 fps. If you want to go higher, you...

Realme C11 India Launch Date July 2020

Two weeks after Realme announced the 120Hz display toting Realme X3 in India the company is teasing the launch of a new C series smartphone in the country. A series that successfully made its mark.Standing out with the highest rated smartphones in its segment on @Flipkart, #realme C series is one of the most loved series with the best Battery, Processor and Display in its price segment. Stay tuned for the next addition! pic.twitter.com/tv34J5jlf6— realme (@realmemobiles) July 8, 2020 Realme hasn't explicitly mentioned the name of the upcoming smartphone, but a poster shared by the...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Note20 Ultra S Pen Pointer

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 series is coming on August 5, which will likely include the Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra (or Note20+ as the bigger phablet is also known). Samsung hasn't officially shared any details about its 2020 Note lineup yet, but recently leaked live photos and official images revealed what the smartphones will look like. The leaked images also included the S Pen and while it doesn't look all that different from the previous versions, the stylus will come with a new software feature that will allow it to be used as a pointer. This information comes from...

Oneplus Buds Certified In Finland Expected Alongside Oneplus Nord On July 21

OnePlus' Buds are nearing release, as evidenced by their certification from the Finish SGS Fimko agency. The certification itself reveals the model number of the OnePlus Buds - E501A and the charging speed of the charging case - 5V/1.5A or 7.5W. What we know so far of the OnePlus Buds is that they'll have an in-ear design and be truly-wireless, as opposed to the Bullets Wireless, which have the neckband form factor. We expect to see the Buds alongside the OnePlus Nord on July 21. Via

Snapdragon 865 Unveiled With 10 Boost To Cpu And Gpu Performance Wifi 6e Support

Qualcomm has just unveiled the first mobile chipset to surpass the 3GHz CPU clock speed ceiling. Last year the S855+ found inside the Asus ROG Phone II and other phones came very close – 2.96 GHz. This year the Snapdragon 865+ pushes its Prime CPU core up to 3.1 GHz, a 10% increase compared to the 2.84 GHz frequency of the vanilla SD865 chip. It’s still a Kryo 585 core as are the other three “big” cores (those run at the unchanged 2.42 GHz). Like the non-plus version, the S865+ supports 144 Hz displays. However, it has a 10% better chance of hitting the required game framerates to make...

Asus Rog Phone 3 Confirmed To Pack Snapdragon 865 Chipset

The Asus ROG Phone 3 is coming on July 22 and is expected to continue the tradition of offering the most powerful hardware in the gaming phone category. The phone has been rumored to launch with an updated version of the Snapdragon 865 and now a video teaser (which has since been deleted) from the official Asus ROG Twitter account confirms the presence of the Snapdragon 865+ in the ROG Phone 3. Similar to last year’s Snapdragon 855+, the 865+ is expected to be an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 865. The chipset is expected to launch with a Kryo 585 Prime high-performance...

Xiaomi Unveils New Redmibook 16 And Redmibook 14 Ii With Intel And Nvidia Power This Time

Xiaomi unveiled two RedmiBook laptops today, both powered by 10th generation Intel processors that replace the Ryzen 4000 APUs in the same models announced earlier this year. RedmiBook 16 The new version of the RedmiBook 16 offers a choice between the Core i5-1035G1 and i7-1065G7. Both are 15 W chips with 4 cores and 8 threads, but the i7 runs at higher clock speeds (1.3-3.9 GHz vs. 1.0-3.6 GHz) and has more L3 cache (8 MB vs. 6 MB). It also has double the GPU computing units, but that doesn’t matter as much as there is an Nvidia MX350 GPU with 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM. Regardless of CPU...

Huawei Enjoy 20 Appears In Live Image Key Specs Revealed

After the Enjoy 20 Pro made its debut last month, Huawei is gearing to release its vanilla Enjoy 20. The phone appeared in a hands-on photo on Weibo and we got to learn some of its key specs. According to the image, the phone will be powered by the Kirin 820 chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. We can also see its display, rumored to come in at 6.6-inches is packing a 2,400 x 1,080 pixels resolution and features no cutouts, meaning we should expect a pop-up selfie camera. The phone is running the latest EMUI 10.1.1 on top of Android 10 and bears the FRL-AN00a model...

Realme X50 5g Now Available In Europe Is Actually The X50m Model

The Realme X50 5G has arrived in Europe. The phone became available earlier today, you can find it on Realme.com at a price of €350. There is only one memory configuration, GB of RAM and 128 GB storage, and two color options, Jungle Green and Ice Silver (which is actually blue). €350 is the same price as the Realme 6 Pro, which uses the slower Snapdragon 720G chipset (and is 4G only) and the 6.6” screen tops out at 90 Hz. The Snapdragon 765G chipset inside the X50 brings not only 5G connectivity, but a more powerful GPU to boot. And it needs it as its 6.57” display has 120Hz refresh rate....

Google Pixel 5 Xl Design Leaked Renders

A couple of days ago we saw renders of what's allegedly the Google Pixel 5 and today it's Pixel 5 XL that has popped up. The CAD renders of the Pixel 5 XL come from Twitter user @xleaks7 in collaboration with Pigtou who also brought us the vanilla Pixel 5 renders. As you can see the two phones look quite similar - a display with a punch hole in the top-left corner for the selfie camera and a fingerprint reader on the back keeping company to the dual camera setup placed inside a square-shaped module in the upper left corner. The source doesn't reveal the specs of the rear cameras, but...

Redmi K30 Series Passes 3 Million Sales In China

Back in December, Redmi introduced its Redmi K30 and K30 5G as its key midrange phones. Since then we’ve seen the series expand with four more versions and now the company announced the K30 series has passed the 3 million sales mark in China. For reference, the lineup crossed the 1 million sales milestone back in March. To celebrate the achievement Redmi is offering the Redmi K30 in its 6/128GB trim for CNY 1,399 as well as the 8/128GB version for CNY 1,599. The offer will be available only between July 8-12 via the official Xiaomi web store. In related news, a recent rumor suggests...

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Confirmed For August 5 Announcement

If you’re more of a fan of Samsung’s Note series of handsets, then you might be eagerly anticipating the launch of the Galaxy Note 20. The good news is that Samsung has since officially announced and confirmed that on the 5th of August, 2020, they will be hosting a new Galaxy Unpacked event.While the company does not mention which devices will be announced, it’s almost a guarantee that the event […]

iPhone 12 Lineup Might All Use OLED Displays

For the past several years, Apple’s smartphones have been a mixture between LCD and OLED displays, with the lower-end models using LCD while the more expensive offerings using OLED. However, that is expected to change this year because according to a report from Nikkei, it seems that Apple’s entire iPhone 12 lineup will use OLED screens.This actually corroborates a claim we had heard back in January 2019 which claimed that […]

OnePlus Will Be Launching Its New Smartphone Using Augmented Reality

According to the rumors, OnePlus was said to be working on a new mid-range smartphone. It turns out the rumors were right and according to an announcement by OnePlus, they will be officially revealing the handset, known as the OnePlus Nord, on the 21st of July through augmented reality.According to OnePlus, as you can see in the image above, this will be the world’s first AR smartphone launch. It is […]

Latest iOS Update Seems To A Battery Killer

When Apple launched the iPhone 11 back in 2019, the company actually surprised many when it was discovered that one of the main improvements was a larger battery that offered considerably longer battery life over its predecessors. However, the same cannot be said for Apple’s software updates.According to a variety of complaints made on Apple’s Communities website, it seems that many users are complaining that following the iOS 13.5 and […]

Samsung Could Ditch Qualcomm In The Galaxy S21

For years, Samsung’s flagship smartphones have come in either a Qualcomm or Exynos variant depending on the market it is being sold in. However, according to a new rumor, it seems that Samsung could be ditching Qualcomm’s chipsets for its 2021 Galaxy S21 handset and could instead be relying on its own Exynos chipsets.As to why Samsung could be making the switch, there are several reasons. One of those reasons […]

Apple Is Still Working On Touch ID For The iPhone

It has been several iPhone generations since Apple removed Touch ID on their iPhones and introduced Face ID. However, as potentially more secure Face ID is over Touch ID, it’s hard to deny how much more convenient Touch ID is, especially in this day and age where we’re wearing masks which makes authenticating with Face ID a bit more difficult.Will Apple ever bring back Touch ID? According to the rumors, […]

The iPhone 12 Could Sport A Pretty Fantastic Camera

As the smartphone market matures, it means that in terms of performance gains, it isn’t quite leaps and bounds like it used to be. This means that handset makers need to find new ways to improve on their devices, and for the upcoming iPhone 12, it seems that Apple will be focusing on the camera.According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he has released a new research note that was seen by […]

Apple Survey Seems To Confirm Our Worst Fear

There seems to be a rumor making its rounds that claims that for the iPhone 12, Apple will not be bundling accessories with the device. This means that the iPhone 12 might not ship with both the EarPods and the charger, both of which are very common accessories that we see bundled with pretty much all smartphones.Of course, with this being a rumor, it’s hard to say if it is […]

Your Passport And Driver License Could Soon Be Replaced By Your iPhone

We carry our phones with us all the time which makes it the perfect vessel for storing certain documents and cards, like credit/debit cards, loyalty cards, boarding passes, and more. However, it seems that Apple is envisioning a future in which the iPhone could potentially replace other documents like our passports or driver’s license.In a patent discovered by AppleInsider, “A device implementing a system for using a verified claim of […]

Apple Has Plans To Eventually Get Rid Of The Notch On The iPhone

The notch design in smartphones has been a fiercely debated topic, where there are some who hate the design, while others don’t seem too bothered. Companies have tried various workarounds, such as using hole-punch cutouts, or popup cameras, but neither of these are necessarily ideal.For iPhone fans who hate the notch, you might be interested to learn that according to a report from Patently Apple, it appears that Apple is […]

Apple’s App Store Made Some Serious Bank During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Despite Google’s Android platform having a much larger market share, it seems that when it comes to earning money from apps, it’s hard to deny how much more lucrative Apple’s iOS platform is. A new report from Sensor Tower seems to confirm that, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.Based on the data they’ve gathered, it appears that iOS users spending in the App Store is nearly double that of Android users […]

Samsung Launches A New Wireless Charger That Sterilizes Your Phone

If you were to think about it, would a toilet seat be cleaner than your smartphone? Given what we do in the toilet, it would be reasonable to think so, but the reality is that studies have found that our phones are actually dirtier due to our hands touching it, and our hands touch just about anything and everything.Now with the coronavirus pandemic, personal hygiene has become more important than […]

More Confirmation That The iPhone 12 Will Not Ship With Accessories

When you buy a smartphone, you can reasonably expect that it will come with a pair of earphones and also a charger. These are the basic accessories that are typically bundled with the majority of smartphones, but Apple is expected to turn things on their head by doing away with them completely.This is according to a tweet by leakster @L0vetodream which confirms that the iPhone 12 will not ship with […]

Production Of The iPhone 12 Has Been Delayed Again

Apple typically launches new iPhones in September. However, this year there have been rumors suggesting that the iPhone 12 could be delayed to either October or November, but there have also been reports to suggest that the phone’s launch is apparently still on track for a launch in September.Now according to the latest report from the Asian Nikkei Review, they are claiming that we could potentially see delays yet again. […]

The iPhone 12 Might Not Come With A 120Hz Display After All

If the rumors are to be believed, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max could come with 120Hz displays. This is certainly pretty exciting if the rumors are true, but according to Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants, he claims to have heard from his contacts that this is not true.According to Young, he claims that his contacts have been unable to corroborate the rumors of […]

Stadia Controller Will Now Work Wirelessly On Android Devices

While wired controllers on home consoles is acceptable, it is a bit strange when it comes to mobile because it means that it makes it less portable and a bit more clunky when setting it up. Oddly enough, wireless support for Google’s Stadia controller for Android devices was not available at launch, but that has changed.If you do play Stadia games frequently on your Android phone, you’ll be pleased to […]

Apple Stops Development On Apple Arcade Games That Aren’t Engaging Enough

Mobile games these days tend to adopt the free-to-play model where the game is free to download and play, but if players want to advance in the game or if they want certain features or boosts, they’ll have to pay for it. This can be a bit annoying as gamers just want to play without necessarily paying more for it.This is where Apple Arcade comes in, where for $4.99 a […]

4K 240fps Video Recording Rumored For The iPhone 12

If you were to take a look at video recordings you made either on your phone or camera from back in the day and play it back on a display with a higher resolution, it might look a bit fuzzy or grainy. This is because back in the day, videos on our phones were captured at a lower resolution.These days, our phones are capable of shooting at 4K video, but […]

Video Gives Us A Hands-On Look At The iPhone 12’s Dummy Units

In the recent weeks and months, we’ve started to see more iPhone 12 leaks. These leaks merely show us photos and concept images of what the phone could look like, but how will it look like in person, and more importantly, how will it feel in our hands? Thanks to a video by iupdate, we now have an idea.The video gives us a hands-on look at what the iPhone 12 […]

Besides TikTok, More Than 50 iOS Apps Have Been Caught Snooping On Your Clipboard

The other day, it was reported that popular music app TikTok was snooping on the clipboards of iOS users. This is actually thanks to a new feature in iOS 14 in which it will notify users whenever an app accesses their device’s clipboard. Now upon further investigation, TikTok is not alone in doing this.Speaking to ArsTechnica, researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk revealed that TikTok was not alone in […]

iOS 14 Will Support Encrypted Drives

Attaching an external drive to the iPad is pretty easy and straightforward, and thanks to Apple finally introducing a dedicated file manager with the Files app, users will be able to browse the contents of their drive pretty easily. The good news is that if you do rely on encrypted drives and would like to access them on the iPad, that will be possible soon enough.In the upcoming iOS 14 […]

New Report ‘Confirms’ iPhone 12 Won’t Ship With EarPods Or A Charger

According to recent rumors, it has been suggested that the iPhone 12 might not ship with EarPods. This was semi-acceptable as the EarPods aren’t exactly the best of earphones, so we’re not sure how many people would actually miss them. However, it was later reported that the iPhone 12 might not ship with a charger, which sounded a bit sketchy.Now according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who we should point out […]

iOS 14 Will Let Users Add Captions To Their Photos

If you have been a loyal iPhone user over the past few years, chances are you might have built up a pretty large library of photos that you’ve taken with your iPhone. It can be a bit difficult to sort through them, although Apple has tried to make it easier with location-based information, but iOS 14 will help to improve on that.In iOS 4, it appears that Apple will be […]

iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max Could Sport 120Hz Displays

Apple is rumored to be launching four iPhone 12 models in the coming months. They will, of course, have to be different from each other with their own unique selling points, like the base model being rumored to come in at a price of $549, but what about the higher-end iPhone 12 models?According to a tweet by Ice Universe, one of the selling points would be its display, where the […]

4G iPhone 12 Could Be Priced Starting At $549

Apple will be launching several new iPhones later this year, if the rumors are to be believed. Unlike last year where they launched three models, this year could see the launch of four models. There will be a base model, followed by higher-end models. While 5G has been rumored for a while, it is not expected to be available across the entire lineup.The lowest-end iPhone 12 is still expected to […]

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 Could Replace Its Massive Notch With A Hole-Punch Camera

Many companies made fun of Apple when the iPhone X was first launched with a notch in its display, which is used to house the front-facing camera and other sensors. However, many were quick to follow the design, and in fact, Samsung adopted an even bigger notch with the Galaxy Fold smartphone.However, for those who weren’t a fan of the massive notch in the Galaxy Fold’s display, a tweet by […]