Facebook Dark Mode Finally Nearing Release

Facebook-related apps have been getting Dark modes for a while now, with Messenger having it since March 2019, Instagram joining last Fall, and Whatsapp making it official a couple of months ago. Still, the closest you can get to a Dark mode on actual Facebook for the time being remains Facebook Lite. That's finally about to change, at least on Android, as these screenshots below indicate. Screenshots from pre-release Facebook Dark mode A mostly final version (though one not yet released to the public) shows the main Facebook app interface, reimagined for your OLED...

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Specs Price Listed Online

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 reportedly arriving on June 25 has been listed on online retailer Lazada's Filipino site with its images, specs, and pricing. The specs listed on the e-commerce website align well with previous rumors, meaning the Redmi 9 comes with a Helio G80 SoC under the hood and has two memory versions - 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. There's also a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion. The Redmi 9 is built around a 6.53" FullHD+ display that has a notch up top for the 8MP selfie camera. The back of the smartphone, that has a textured finish and looks like a combination...

Xiaomi Patents Folding Phone That Looks A Lot Like The Huawei Mate X

On Friday, a new patent was published for Xiaomi by the CNIPA for a smartphone design submitted in late-2019. We've seen a bunch of patents for smartphones in various form factors including foldable ones, and clamshell designs. Remember, just because an OEM patents a new design, doesn't necessarily mean it will arrive to the mass market. That said, let's look at the latest patent from Xiaomi. At first glance, the foldable smartphone design looks a lot like Huawei's Mate X foldable smartphone. Patent drawings slightly enhanced by LetsGoDigital show a device with a display that folds...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 And Fold 2 Event Set For August 5 Rumor Says

Samsung has traditionally announced the new Note flagship (or flagships plural, since last year) in early August, and a new rumor from its home country now comes to say that won't change in 2020. Samsung is allegedly going to introduce the Note20 series as well as the Galaxy Fold 2 to the world on August 5. This is expected to be the company's first ever online-only Unpacked event, on the account of the still ongong COVID-19 pandemic. August 5 is the currently planned date, but obviously things could still change as we're about two months away from that point. The Galaxy Note20...

Oneplus Reduces Its Oxygen Os Open Beta To One Build Per Month Oneplus 8 Closed Beta Opening Soon

On Friday, OnePlus has outlined a change to its Open Beta release schedule. In a forum post, the company acknowledged it has had the Open Beta program up and running for over four years, and a shift in its strategy will affect the frequency of its Open Beta releases for the improved development of its official builds. OnePlus currently has three release channels for its software. Closed Beta, Open Beta, and the official software - which is the final, public software that customers get out of the box and gets updated regularly. To improve the stability of its Open Beta builds, OnePlus will...

Motorola Goes Back To Its Budget Roots With New Moto G, Moto E Smartphones

Motorola seems to be going back and forth between its smartphone strategy. For a while, the company kind of gave up on flagship devices and chose to focus on its low-end and mid-range phones. Then earlier this year, the company launched a flagship handset in the form of the Moto Edge Plus.However, if you have missed the company’s lower-end and mid-range handsets, you’ll be pleased to learn that Motorola has […]

Telegram Introduces An Enhanced In-App Video Editor

Back in the early days of messaging apps on smartphones, if you wanted to edit a photo or video, you would have to do so outside the app. This can be a bit troublesome and adds unnecessary steps, but that has since changed. In fact, in the latest update to Telegram, the company has announced that its app will now come with an enhanced video editing tool.According to Telegram, “You […]

Redmi 7a Gets Android 10 Update In China

While Xiaomi usually keeps its smartphones up to date with new MIUI versions for many years, the same can't be said for Android version updates, especially for some low-end and lower-midrange phones. These are sometimes stuck on an older iteration of the OS, even if running the latest MIUI. This, however, is no longer the case for the Redmi 7A. This low-end model was released last July, and it was already running MIUI 11, which is still the latest for most Xiaomi phones, even if MIUI 12 is already on the way to a few lucky ones. Now though, the Redmi 7A is getting a new update in...

Some iPhone 11 Devices Are Displaying A Weird Green Tint On Their Displays

If you’re an iPhone 11 owner who is starting to notice that their display is having a strange green tint to it, you’re not alone. This is because according to a number of growing user reports, it appears that some iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max owners are claiming that their devices are showing a weird green tint to them.This seems to happen when users unlock their phone, […]

Oppo Reno4 And Reno4 Pro Party All Night In Their First Promo Video

Did you watch Oppo unveil the Reno4? If not then you can just watch these promo videos to get the gist. Both the Oppo Reno4 and Reno4 Pro are 5G phones, a feat made possible by the Snapdragon 765G chipset. Both support 65W fast charging, which as you can see in the video below means that you can get a day's charge by the time you finish your coffee. The Pro model stands out with a 90Hz screen and a superior camera setup. This includes a 52mm telephoto camera (2x zoom) as well as OIS for the main 48MP camera, which does make a difference: Live HDR can help save your shot in...

Telegram Adds Video Editor Animated Stickers On Media And More

Telegram is back with yet another cool new update for its mobile apps. This time they are introducing a new video editor to make video sharing better. Just like their fairly comprehensive image editor, the new video lets you adjust a range of options before you send your video. You could also just let the app adjust the image quality for you automatically. Simple zoom in gesture lets you frame just the part of the video that you want. Added to the video editor are animated stickers, which lets you put any of the stickers that you already have on your videos. You can even type...

Lg Velvet Gets Three New Color Options But Theres A Catch

When the LG Velvet went on pre-order in early May, it offered buyers a choice of four colors. This selection just grew by three new colors: Blue, Red and Pink, which join the four original colors. You can't just go to LG.com and buy one, however. LG Velvet new colors: Pink (LG U+) • Red (KT) • Blue (SKT) Aurora Pink can be found on LG U+. If a deep Aurora Red is more to your liking, then KT is the carrier you need to visit. Finally, the Blue one you will have to get from SK Telecom. LG Velvet's four original colors That's right, the new colors are...

Motorola Moto E Le Renders Appear

Motorola is working on a new affordable device dubbed Moto E LE and we have our first look at it thanks to a set of leaked images. It features a waterdrop notch on its display, dual cameras and a flat back. The top houses the headphone jack while the bottom has the speaker and USB-C connector. As a whole, the upcoming Moto E LE will serve as the successor to last year's Moto E6 Plus. Previously, the Moto E LE was spotted in the Verizon device database revealing its key specs. It will pack a 1520 x 720-pixel resolution display, Snapdragon 632 chipset and 3,550 mAh battery. Its...

Case Renders Show The Galaxy Note20 Will Have A Curved Screen Note20 Screen Will Be Flat

Some sellers on Alibaba already have Galaxy Note20+ cases ready to go. They show renders of the device that are based on incomplete schematics - the front side was clearly left to the imagination, but the back and sides should be pretty accurate (since the back and sides are what the case covers). Samsung Galaxy Note20+ case renders Speaking of the sides, notice the curved screen. The left and right sides of the case go up only part way, the rest is screen. There are lips on the top and bottom that help secure the phone in place. Samsung isn't going crazy with the...

Realme Watch 15000 Units First Sale India

The Realme Watch unveiled last week went on its first sale today in India, and within two minutes, the company sold more than 15,000 units. The Realme Watch is priced at INR3,999 ($53/€45) in India and was sold through the company's official site and Flipkart. Those of you who couldn't buy one today will get another chance on June 9 at noon local time when the Realme Watch goes on its second sale. Breaking records after records, in speed!15K+ #realmeWatch units sold within 2 mins on 1st sale.After Smartphones, Smart Audio and Smart TVs, now we are one more step closer in our journey of...

Broadcom Ceo Hints At Delay In Iphone 12 Launch

Bloomberg quotes Broadcom CEO Hock Tan who mentioned a "major product cycle delay" at a "large North American mobile phone" customer during an earnings call yesterday. He didn't call the company by its name, but it's not hard to figure out he's talking about Apple. Broadcom is a major component supplier for iPhones, this January the company got a $15 billion order from Cupertino. The current iPhone 11 models include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi hardware from the company, but an analyst at Moor Insights says that Broadcom might supply LTE and even 5G components for future iPhones. Anyway, the...

Moto G Fast And Moto E Are Official Entrylevel Specs For Entry Level Prices

Today Motorola officially announced the Moto G Fast and Moto E (2020) in the US market. For $200, the Moto G Fast brings a Snapdragon 665 chipset with 3GB of RAM and a 6.4-inch Max Vision IPS LCD of 720x1560px resolution and a tall 19:9 aspect. It has 32GB of expandable storage and a 4,000mAh battery that charges at 10W charging through USB-C. There are three cameras on the rear, all borrowed from the Moto G8 Power - 16MP f/1.7 main, 8MP ultrawide and 2MP dedicated macro units. What's missing from the Moto G8 Power setup is the 8MP telephoto. On the front there's an 8MP selfie...

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Images Show Mobile Payment Support Avengers Watch Face

While Xiaomi has been stingy with the teasers, a leak shows several new features on the Mi Band 5 that will entice you to pick it over the new NFC-enabled Mi Band 4. The 5 will have NFC functionality as well, enabling mobile MasterCard and public transport payments. NFC and mobile payment support • Exercise modes The band will also have stress and breathing management features, likely tied into the new SpO2 sensor. There will be a stress meter as well as breathing exercises to help you relax. Additionally, there will be a Do Not Disturb mode, which silences alarms for a limited...

Oppo Unveils Ecno W51 Tws With Noise Cancellation Smart Band With 50m Water Resistance

Oppo unveiled a more premium TWS headset and its first smart band. The Enco W51 improve on the Enco W31 formula with proper noise cancellation - the company advertises up to 35dB reduction in noise using a system with two microphones. Three other mics are used for in-call noise cancellation. There's a total of 6 microphones on each bud. When paired with a phone like the Oppo Reno4, which is capable of Bluetooth dual transmission, the headset can enter a low-latency mode - it can go down to 47ms, the worst case scenario is 94ms. The Enco W51 are rated IP54, i.e. they have rain and...

Oppo Reno4 Series Official With Snapdragon 765g 65w Fast Charging And Triple Cameras

Oppo introduced its Reno series back in April of last year and the line quickly filled its ranks. The latest members are the Reno4 and Reno4 Pro and they bring OLED displays, Snapdragon 765G chipsets and capable camera setups. Oppo Reno4 (left) and Reno4 Pro (right) As the name suggests the Oppo Reno4 Pro brings a more sophisticated camera setup with OIS on the main 48MP shooter and a dedicated telephoto lens. The Pro also gets a 90Hz refresh rate screen which comes in at 6.5-inches with a single punch hole cutout for the 32MP selfie cam. The vanilla model settles for a...

Embargo 0506 Oneplus 8 Pro Takes 10th Place From Galaxy S20 In Dxomark Rankings

DxOMark have published their in-depth review of the OnePlus 8 Pro camera giving it an overall score of 119, based on a 126 photo and 103 video. It squeezes-in just in front of the Galaxy S20+ at the 10th spot in DxO's rankings, beating the middle Samsung flagship on video but losing by a point in stills. The OnePlus 8 Pro has an upgraded camera array, compared to its predecessor the 7T Pro. The main 48MP Quad-Bayer camera has a bigger sensor, the ultrawide camera has the same size 48MP senor as the 7T Pro's main camera, with the only retainer from the older phone being the 8MP 3x...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 And Z Flip 5g Go Through 3c Bundled Chargers Revealed

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 battery will have more capacity than its predecessor, but charging speed will not be upgraded. It and the 5G version of the Galaxy Z Flip were both certified by the 3C, which lists charger capabilities. Note20's battery will charge at 25W (using the charger from the retail package), same speed as the Note10 and the Note20+ (which was certified earlier). This year the gap in battery capacity between vanilla and plus models will be smaller - 4,300mAh and 4,500mAh for the Note20 and Note20+, respectively, compared to 3,500mAh and 4,300mAh for the Note10 and...

Alleged iPhone 13 Prototype Reveals No Notch Display With A USB-C Port

Apple’s iPhone 12 has yet to be officially revealed, but it seems that the rumor mill is working extra hard because in a series of photos shared by Macotakara, they have revealed what is allegedly 3D printed mockups that are supposedly based on the iPhone 13 prototype which will be launching in 2021.According to these mockups, it seems that the iPhone 13 is expected to ditch the notch in the […]

Google Is Working On A Fix For The ‘Cursed’ Wallpaper Bug

The other day, we reported that an image had been making its rounds. By all accounts, looks like a regular wallpaper, but what makes it different is the fact that it is “cursed” in which when an Android phone sets it as their wallpaper, it would cause their devices to crash. In some instances, it can go further by bricking devices.At the moment the only advice is to avoid using […]

Apple Is Bricking And Tracking iPhones Looted From Its Stores

As many of you are undoubtedly aware by now, there are protests going on in the US. These protests were intended to be peaceful, but unfortunately, there have been some who have taken the opportunity to loot stores, including Apple stores, stealing a bunch of iPhones in the process.However, the bad news for these looters is that it looks like whatever they have stolen are pretty much very fancy paperweights. […]

Streaming HBO Max On AT&T Won’t Count Towards Data Cap

Stream video content consumes data, that is a fact. However, it seems that if you’re an AT&T subscriber and you’re also subscribed to HBO Max (which launched late April), it looks like streaming HBO Max on your mobile device won’t actually count towards your data cap, meaning that you’ll essentially be able to stream it unlimited without worrying about it consuming your mobile data allocation.This was initially brought up during […]

Google’s Pixel Smartphones Get A New Personal Safety Check Feature

If you’re walking home late at night on a street that is empty, we imagine that some people might feel a bit wary and unsafe. The good news is that if you own a Pixel smartphone, Google has announced that its Personal Safety app, which previously debuted on the Pixel 4, will now be available on all Pixel devices.For those who are unfamiliar, the Personal Safety app allows users to […]

iOS 14 Could Introduce Built-In Translation For Safari

One of the features we reckon is missing from Safari for iOS devices is a translation tool. This means that when browsing a website in another language, you won’t be able to translate it on the spot. However, according to a report from 9to5Mac, that could change in iOS 14 as Safari could be gaining a new translation feature.This is based on an early build of iOS 14 that was […]

60Hz VS 120Hz Smartphone Display Battery Test

These days, we’re starting to see more smartphones come with displays with a higher refresh rate that was popularized by the Razer Phone. Now, it should be pointed out that in the past, phones could have their display refresh rates increased through hidden settings, but it used to be discouraged as it would come at the cost of battery life.So the question is, these days with bigger batteries and improved […]

The Honor Play 4 Smartphone Will Come With A Body Temperature Sensor

One of the symptoms to show that you might have contracted the COVID-19 virus is a fever. Of course, a fever could mean a lot of other things, but these days, it’s always good to check. Now thanks to a rather clever idea by Honor, they have decided that with its Honor Play 4 smartphone, they will be baking a body temperature sensor into the phone itself.This will come into […]

Beware Of This Wallpaper That Can Crash Android Phones

In the past, we have seen how some weird text messages can cause iPhones to crash. Now it looks like Android phones have their weird bug too, except that in this case, it would be a photo that when set as the phone’s wallpaper, could cause it to crash and potentially brick your device.The image in question looks rather innocent and unassuming. As you can see in the tweet below […]

Samsung Launches A Subscription Service For Its Galaxy S20

The subscription model has been around for a while now, but in recent years, we’re starting to see an explosion in popularity. This is because subscriptions tend to be more lucrative as it constantly generates revenue for a company versus one-off purchases. It is also good for users because a constant subscription will encourage developers to keep their products updated.However, it seems that Samsung is taking things to the next […]

6.1-inch iPhone 12 Production Expected To Kick Off In July

Apple’s iPhone 12s are expected to be launched later this year, and now a report from DigiTimes is claiming that production is expected to begin in July. However, it seems that not all iPhones will begin their production next month, and that Apple is expected to kick it off with the 6.1-inch iPhone models.As a quick recap, Apple is rumored to be launching four iPhone 12 models this year. There […]

3D Printed iPhone 12 Mockups Reveal Some Slight Design Changes

If the rumors are to be believed, Apple is expected to launch four new iPhone 12 models later this year. They will come in varying sizes from 5.4-inches for the smallest base model, two 6.1-inch models, and a high-end 6.7-inch model. Now thanks to 3D printed mockups shared by Macotakara, we have an idea of how they might look like.However, it should be noted that unlike the other rumors, Macotakara […]

iOS 14 Will Support All Devices That Run iOS 13

With every iOS update, Apple introduces improvements to the operating system along with a bunch of new features. Clearly users do not want to miss out on this, and the good news is that if you own a device that is capable of running iOS 13, it seems that you will also be eligible for the iOS 14 update.This is according to a report from The Verifier in which they […]

Oppo’s Evangelion Phone Is Perfect For Fans Of The Anime

We have seen themed smartphones in the past, where phone makers team up with movie studios to produce handsets themed around that particular movie. However, for the most part, it is usually just a new paint job and some wallpapers and media files, but we think Oppo might have taken things to the next level.Over in China, the company has taken the wraps off the Oppo Reno Ace 2 EVA […]

OnePlus 8 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra In Speed Test

Right now, two of the hottest flagship Android phones in the market right now would probably have to be the OnePlus 8 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. This means that some of you are probably torn between either device, and thanks to a video uploaded onto YouTube by PhoneBuff, hopefully it can help you arrive at a decision.The video basically pits both phones against each other in a […]

UK Clamps Down On Scams Selling ‘Anti-5G’ USB Sticks

5G was heralded to be the next big thing in mobile connectivity and technology. However, there are some people who don’t believe this to be true, and believe that 5G is somehow leading to health complications. More recently, there are some who are buying into a conspiracy theory that claims that 5G could somehow spread the coronavirus.In fact, over in countries like the UK and Canada, people have been setting […]

Navy Blue iPhone 12 Concept Has Us Hoping The Rumors Are True

According to one of the rumors of the iPhone 12, Apple is said to be dropping the midnight green color option for the iPhone 12 in favor of a navy blue finish. In a new video posted by ConceptsiPhone on YouTube, we now have an idea of what to expect, and boy, are we hoping that the rumors are true.We should point out that the images in the video are […]

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

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

iPhone 12 Could Be Launching This November

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

Fortnite Will Run At 90 FPS On OnePlus 8 Phones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2020’s iPhones Will Continue To Use The Lightning Port

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

WhatsApp Testing Using QR Codes To Add New Contacts

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

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

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

motorola one is finally receiving android 10

The original Motorola One smartphone launched almost two years ago, but it's still not forgotten. It's maker is now seeding the Android 10 update to it. The update has been spotted in Brazil and has build number QPK30.54-22. Aside from the inherent Android 10 features such as system-wide dark mode and more granular control

realme 6 pro in for review

Here's the new Realme 6 Pro, which was unveiled at the beginning of the month and which we handled for a brief time shortly after its announcement. Now that we have a market-ready unit at the office, we've started work on the review, but wanted to share a quick first look with the device. The retail

new 5g redmi device gets 3c certification in china

While the Redmi K30 Pro and K30 Pro Zoom were officially announced earlier this week, it seems the Xiaomi sub-brand is going to add more members to its 5G portfolio soon. A new listing on China's 3C agency database details an upcoming 5G-ready Xiaomi device with the M2002J9E model number which is rumored to

oneplus 8 images and specs leak once again

Judging by the recent influx of leaks, as well as at least a couple of suggested launch dates pointing to mid-April, the OnePlus 8 pair is fast approaching. Notable leakster, @OnLeaks clearly has the scoop on both phones and has been feeding us info piece by piece. After showing-off the OnePlus 8 Pro, now