Accurate Apple leaks are incredibly hard to get by design and this one is definitely one of the more "out-there" we have heard in a while. You should take it with a grain of salt, but multiple unrelated industry sources have actually been independently hinting at the possibility of a display notch on Cupertino's upcoming MacBook Pro models. So, we are at least entertaining the idea and using the opportunity to recap some other rumors.
As far as we currently know, Apple is likely to release a redesigned MacBook Pro line shortly, consisting of a new 14-inch and a new 16-inch model....
The Realme GT Neo2 announced last month in China began its global rollout a few days ago, starting with India, and now it's available for purchase in Realme's biggest market through its official website, Flipkart, and mainline channels.
The GT Neo2 comes in Neo Green, Neo Blue, and Neo Black colors and has two memory options - 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB, priced at INR31,999 ($425/€365) and INR35,999 ($480/€415), respectively. However, you can avail a discount of up to INR7,000 ($95/€80) on both models during the festive season, and those pre-booking one at the nearest store will get a Realme...
There are leaks and then there are massive leaks, like the recent Carphone Wearhouse spill that revealed basically every detail about the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, prior to their official unveiling on Tuesday (October 19). Beyond that still, nothing has really managed to leak quite like Google's upcoming phones in recent memory. We now have assembly videos for the devices, as well as official repair manuals. It hardly comes as a surprise that recently a couple of official ads for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have been uncovered as well.
These don't really offer any new info. How could they,...
Even though Google no longer puts official dessert names on its mobile OS releases, Android 12 is looking pretty sweet (the code name is “Snow Cone” by the way). And its UI redesign, dubbed Material You, is a big hit.
Most of the people who voted in last week’s poll are excited to receive the Android 12 update. And they will be getting it, sooner or later. Which cannot be said for nearly a quarter of voters – they like what they see, but their phone is unlikely to get an unofficial update (do people still install custom ROMs - that's a question for another week).
We know that the...
The Oppo Reno7 family is still probably some time away, given that the Reno6 5G and Reno6 Pro 5G only recently arrived in Europe. Even so, we've already heard chatter of a Sony IMX776 main camera sensor coming to the Reno7 Pro. Today brings a pretty extensive specs leak, covering nearly the entirety of the Oppo Reno7. Though, as noted by the source, the info is early and comes with no indication on whether it pertains to a vanilla Reno7 or perhaps a Reno7 Pro. Take it with a grain of salt.
Camera setup of the Oppo Reno6 Pro (Snapdragon 870 version)
Like we said, that 50MP Sony IMX766...
After just recently unveiling the budget Moto E40, Motorola is apparently also preparing to flesh out its G-series, with a Motorola G Pure already featured in recent leaks and now also joined by a Moto G71, as well as a G51.
The Moto G71 was just recently spotted in an FCC filing, going by the XT2169-1 model number, previously associated with the "Corfu" codename and the G71. The G71 is a 5G handset, with dual-SIM support and n5, n7, n66, n77, and n78 5G bands. Also mentioned in the documents - an MC300 series charger and an NG50 battery pack, which has a 5,000 mAh...
The Galaxy S22 family is undoubtedly on the horizon, though, as per the latest insider info, the launch is now pushed back, in favor of a speedier release of the overdue Galaxy S21 FE in January. In the meantime, leaks have continued to pour in, though mostly non-official renders, based on early info. Actual live photos of design elements, like the recent S22 Ultra dummy unit have been few and far between. A new leak, courtesy of reputable source Ice universe, claims to reveal the front design of the upcoming Galaxy S22 and S22+.
Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ tempered glass screen...
The Oppo K9 Pro announced last month in China is currently available in Obsidian Black and Glacier Blue colors, which will be joined by a third colorway called Neon Silver (machine translated from Chinese) on October 20 - the same day Oppo will introduce the K9s.
Oppo says the Neon Silver version has an alloy texture, and the image it shared shows the camera rings having rainbow-like color. The rings are either painted that way or look like that from this angle due to the reflection of light because the text on the right side of the cameras also has a similar effect.
That said, the...
Huawei's nova 9 and nova 8i have both been slated to arrive in Europe, and the latter has in fact already been spotted in Germany. What of the nova 9, though?
Well, an Amazon listing (which we assume went up by mistake) is helpfully clearing things up for us. As it turns out, the nova 9 will become available in Europe on October 21. The version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will retail for €499, at least on Amazon itself.
A previous rumor talked about this model going for €550, but that may be down to local price differences as we've seen sometimes between the Eurozone...
The Infinix Note 11 Pro was announced earlier today and presto, we have it here at HQ and ready for testing.
It comes in a packed retail box with a 33W charger, a cable, a case, a glass screen protector (unapplied), and some leaflets. However the previous model had earbuds as well, while this one hasn't.
The Note 11 Pro comes a short five months after the Note 10 Pro and it isn't a complete overhaul, nor even a straightforward step up. Sure, its 6.95-inch IPS LCD now refreshes at a higher 120Hz, and it comes exclusively in a higher-end 8/128GB model, no 6/64GB option...
As some of you might have heard, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei left the company to form his own company called Nothing. The company’s first product was a pair of earbuds and many have been curious about what the company could launch next. If a report from 91mobiles is to be believed, it seems that a phone could be next on the list.When Nothing was first revealed, Pei was kind of […]
If you’re thinking about adding a new line to your mobile account, then hopefully you’re signed up with T-Mobile. This is because the company has announced a new promotion, which kicks off today (15th of October), where if you add a new line to your account, you’ll be able to get yourself a free OnePlus 9 handset.Sounds pretty cool, right? So what about if you wanted the more expensive OnePlus […]
The first Apple Watch Series 7 units are already shipped and there appears to be an issue right out of the box. According to some users, third-party apps don't appear with their icons and instead, they are invisible on the home screen.
It was first spotted by a developer working on products related to Apple's ecosystem. He clarifies that the simulator in Xcode displays the icons just fine but they don't appear on the actual watch. Some believe that this is due to the new screen dimensions and resolution because the icons are perfectly fine on older watches, even when running watchOS...
T-Mobile has just kicked off a new promotion with two OnePlus smartphones. Starting Friday October 15, new and exiting T-Mobile customers can receive a free OnePlus 9 when adding a line. If opting for the OnePlus 9 Pro, T-Mobile will offer a $730 discount if the following requirements are met.
There is no trade-in required, but it does require the customer to add a line and switch to a Magenta Max plan. T-Mobile has been offering attractive promotions with new smartphones to get customers to switch to its new, slightly more expensive plans that offer unlimited data without a soft...
Carl Pei's ingeniously named company Nothing has so far managed to launch a single product, the Nothing ear (1) pair of true wireless earbuds. But that is all set to change soon.
Surprising absolutely no one, it turns out that Nothing is working on a phone. Our lack of astonishment comes from the fact that prior to leaving and founding Nothing, Carl Pei was the co-founder of OnePlus.
The Nothing phone also makes sense in light of Nothing's recent announcement of a strategic partnership with Qualcomm. Guess who else has (or at least used to have) one of those? OnePlus.
It will be...
The EU is serious about making device manufacturers use USB-C as a standard charging port and it obviously won't be much of an issue for Android makers as the USB-C connector is virtually universally adopted there. Apple, however, has more to lose and has argued that a move to a common charging port will stifle innovation. The EU has now responded and pointed out that the bill does allow for continued development.
In a recent interview, the MEP and consumer protection committee chairman Anna Cavazzini said that the proposal leaves an open door for adopting a different standard in the...
Smartphone shipments during the July-September period fell by 6% compared to the same time last year according to the latest preliminary data from Canalys. Component shortages amidst the ongoing global chipset shortage are the main culprits here and according to some estimates, it will take at least another year before supply and demand balance out.
Samsung is once again at the top of the polls with 23% of all shipments for the period. Apple is second with 15% of the market which is 3 percentage points better than its share at the same time last year. Xiaomi slipped to the number three...
“Get ready to unfold something unmistakably you”, says Samsung’s latest teaser for the Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 event set for October 20 (Wednesday). The video features the “Galaxy Studio” where three aliens customize the color scheme of their clothes.
A few days ago leakster Tron posted that there are new colors coming to the Galaxy Z Flip3: Gray, Light Pink, White, Blue and Yellow. Evleaks thought this is about new home appliances instead, those color squares are quite reminiscent of the custom options seen in the Samsung Bespoke - a series of home appliances that can be customized in...
We may know what Sony’s Xperia event on October 26 is about and let’s just say that we never would have guessed – today Sony’s China branch announced that it has reached an agreement with Meizu for strategic cooperation. The goal is to make Xperia phones better at catering the needs of the Chinese market. That’s where Meizu comes in, it boasts 100 million users in its home market.
Sony will soon start pre-installing select Meizu apps on the Xperia 1 III and “subsequent new products”. Current owners of the 1 Mark III will be able to download these apps after installing the latest firmware...
Google is doing a gradual rollout of its continuous scroll feature for most English searches on mobile in the U.S. The feature allows users to view up to four pages of results in Google Search before they reach a “See more” button. The new addition is coming to both the Android and iOS Google Search apps.
Beginning today, continuous scrolling is starting to roll out to Google Search for most English searches on mobile devices in the US. Learn more: https://t.co/ulPL0EaKV0 pic.twitter.com/W0iwL3fdy6— Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) October 14, 2021
Users will still get a “See...
There is a renewed push to make smart glasses the next big thing and these may be the most impressive yet – TCL unveiled the Thunderbird Smart Glasses Pioneer Edition. They use a micro-LED display with a wave guide that was developed in-house over the last three years. It’s a transparent color display, so these look and feel like regular glasses.
TCL developed a micro-LED display and waveguide capable of creating a full-color image
This sets them apart from Xiaomi’s concept smart glasses, which only featured a monochrome display also using micro-LED. In both cases the LEDs are...
One of the features of iOS 15 is that it has now made it a lot easier for students to steal each other’s notes. This is according to a hilarious video shared on Twitter where it shows one student zooming in on another student’s laptop screen, taking a photo, and then copying the text onto their device.Originally shared on TikTok by French student Yann Bernillie, this life hack is thanks […]
It is no secret that Android’s install base is considerably larger compared to that of Apple’s iOS platform, but it seems that despite Apple commanding a small portion of the market, they are commanding the majority of smartphone profits, or at least that’s what recent data from Counterpoint suggests.According to the report, they claim that for Q2 2021, Apple managed to capture 75% of the smartphone market’s operating profit and […]
Do you not like the sound of the alarm on your smartphone? Does it fill you with dread and a sense of urgency? We suppose that’s the point, but in case you wanted to wake up to a sound more pleasant and more to your liking, here’s how you can easily change the alarm sound on your smartphone.
How many Android updates do phones get? This depends on the manufacturer, but typically we’re looking at 2-3 years worth of major OS updates, but for Google’s upcoming Pixel 6 smartphones, it seems that Google could actually be giving the phone as many as four major OS updates.This is according to a tweet by @_snoopytech_ who claims that for the Pixel 6, Google could be giving the handset four major […]
Bluetooth is a wireless connectivity option that we use quite a bit, whether it’s pairing devices with headphones, speakers, keyboards, or mice. Unfortunately for iPhone users, it seems that a Bluetooth exploit has been discovered where it can actually be used to remotely wipe nearby iPhones.The scary thing about this exploit is that the iPhone owner does not need to do anything on their end, which means that you don’t […]
The world is currently facing a chip shortage. This has put a damper on things like the production of electronics, resulting in products being low in supply. So much so that according to a report from Bloomberg, it seems that Apple is being forced to cut the production of the iPhone 13.The report claims that Apple had expected to produce as many as 90 million units of the iPhone 13 […]
Since game streaming services like Google Stadia stream games designed for PC or consoles, it is usually recommended that gamers play either using a game controller or their keyboard or mouse. This is versus mobile games which are designed with touch input in mind.However, having a controller or keyboard or mouse on your person at all times isn’t necessarily the most convenient, especially if you stream games on your phone. […]
The new Infinix NOTE 11 Pro from Infinix has just launched with an emphasis on affordable gaming. Ever since Samsung launched its highly successful “Galaxy Note” smartphones, many other OEMs have created their “Note” franchises as well, typically referring to large-display or productivity-oriented handsets.In addition to the inherent multimedia capabilities due to the 6.95-inch display, the gaming capabilities come from the 120 Hz FHD+ display and the new MediaTek Helio […]
When Apple announced the new iPhone 13s, it was discovered that Apple would be giving all the phones a larger battery. On paper, the iPhone 13 comes with a 3,227mAh battery versus the iPhone 13 Pro which has a 3,100mAh battery. In theory, this should mean that the iPhone 13 would last longer than its Pro sibling, right?However, it turns out that isn’t the case, and it seems that ProMotion […]
It was admittedly a bit of a surprise when Apple introduced USB-C to the iPad Pro. This is because Apple has long relied on the use of proprietary ports and cables way back when the first iPhone and iPad launched. However, for some reason, USB-C has not been brought over to the iPhone, at least not until now.This is thanks to robotics engineer Ken Pillonel who created what he claims […]
Phones these days pack quite a lot of RAM into them, and typically speaking it’s usually enough. This is because developers have to work around what’s already available so usually apps are optimized to take advantage of what’s already there, but there are of course some exceptions.If you happen to be a power user who uses a lot of intensive apps and would like to have more RAM, the OnePlus […]
iOS 15 was released not too long ago, and as with most releases of major OS updates, there are bound to be bugs and various issues associated with it. The good news is that if you are running an iPhone with iOS 15 installed and you are encountering some issues with it, it looks like Apple has a fix.The company has recently released a new update for iOS 15 that […]
Given the sheer number of iOS users, it wouldn’t make sense for Google to ignore these users. This is why Google actually does a pretty good job of trying to make sure that its iOS and Android apps offer up a similar experience regardless of platform, and that’s a good thing.However, the downside is that Google might have tried a little too hard, where there have been critics of Google’s […]
Come October 19th, Google will officially launch its next flagship phone, the Google Pixel 6 series. Google launches new Pixel phones every year so that’s kind of to be expected, but this is the first Pixel phone that will be using Google’s new Tensor chipset, so that’s kind of exciting.But how does the Tensor chipset fare against the competition? According to a tweet by Evan Blass, he shared leaked press […]
Last month, OnePlus confirmed that for 2021, they will not be releasing a “T” series handset, which means that we won’t be getting the OnePlus 9T. Instead, the company later confirmed that they will be launching the OnePlus 9RT, which is the successor to the OnePlus 9R that launched earlier this year.Now the company has shared some additional details about the phone, such as how it will come with a […]
One of the chief concerns when it comes to Android smartphones is how long a manufacturer will support the device for. This usually depends from manufacturer to manufacturer, where some offer one major Android update, while others offer 2-3. Then there are also security updates to consider, where we usually see 2-3 years worth of support.However, with the upcoming Google Pixel 6, it seems that Google could be offering as […]
When Apple launched the iPhone 13, the company kept the notch design but made it smaller. However, for some this still isn’t good enough which is why if you’re thinking of upgrading, maybe hold out for the iPhone 14 coming next year.This is according to a post on Weibo by Digital Chat Station, a well-known leakster, who claims that Apple has started testing out a new 120Hz display with a […]
The iPhone SE is currently the only iPhone out of Apple’s entire lineup to still feature the use of Touch ID and a physical home button, providing us with a daily reminder of what iPhones used to look like. There have been rumors that there are plans for a 2022 iPhone SE, but unfortunately it seems that the design will be sticking around.The current iPhone SE was launched in 2020 […]
If you’re a new developer trying to get an app submitted to the iOS App Store, then you might want to make sure that you’re not trying to submit to a category that is already too populated. This is according to developer Night Cat Productions who recently shared that their horoscope app, WTFuture, was rejected.The tweet has since been taken down, although we’re not sure why, but it seems that […]
Apple makes a big deal about how they value the privacy of their customers and have introduced all kinds of features meant to help boost that privacy and security. However, did you know that despite all those claims, Apple doesn’t actually offer end-to-end encryption for its iCloud backups?The company states that backups are encrypted, but it was discovered that they aren’t actually end-to-end encrypted. This means that Apple actually holds […]
Google has confirmed that the Pixel 6 series will be launching on the 19th of October. We expect details like pricing and availability to be revealed then, but for those who can’t wait for the official details, it seems that thanks to German retailer Mediamarkt, the pricing of the phone might have been revealed.This was initially discovered by journalist Nils Ahrensmeier who shared a photo of the German retailer’s pricing […]
One of the features Google introduced to its mobile search a few years ago comes in the form of Accelerated Mobile Pages. This basically loads websites “instantly”, thus saving users time from having to wait for it to load. However, if you updated to iOS 15 and have noticed that AMP pages are no longer showing up in search, you’re not alone.This was initially reported by developer Jeff Johnson where […]
When the iPhone 13 launched, it admittedly felt rather underwhelming. While it did come with some new features like macro mode for the camera, an updated chipset, for the most part the upgrades felt marginal at most. Those coming from devices like the iPhone 12 probably had little to no reason to upgrade.It appears that this is a sentiment that is shared by others as well, at least according to […]
After what feels like an eternity of endless teasers, Google has finally confirmed that its next-gen flagship phone, the Pixel 6 series, will be officially launching on the 19th of October. The event will be livestreamed at 10AM PT so be sure to check back with us then for more updates.Google is expected to launch two phones, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. This will be quite an exciting […]
With there being millions of apps in Apple’s App Store, there are bound to be some that are bad eggs that try to scam users. We’ve heard such stories before, where some scam apps are reportedly raking in as much as $1 million from users per month. Now it seems that Apple has finally addressed those issues by making it easier for users to report these types of apps.As noticed […]
When Apple announced the iPhone 13, many were probably slightly relieved that Apple did not increase the price of the phone. The iPhone 13 Pro is priced starting at $999, the same price as its predecessor, the iPhone 12 Pro. However, what’s interesting to note is that Apple could actually be making slightly less profit off it.This is because according to research firm TechInsights, they believe that it costs Apple […]
After carefully looking at all technical aspects of the Infinix Zero X Pro rear camera system, its objective CAMERA HW overall score is 155.With such a high score, we expect the Infinix Zero X camera to have better overall imaging performance than likely competitors (listed in the table below) while maintaining a high “value for the price,” making it the perfect camera champion in its sub-$399 market segment.The Infinix Zero […]
Think the new flagship is out of your price range? These options might help it fit the budget, or at least score you a great freebie. Link: https://www.gsmdb.com/cnet/news/samsung-galaxy-s10-the-best-deals-right-now/#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d
Samsung introduced a dizzying number of Galaxy phones recently. Here’s what makes them different from one another and from the GS9. Link: https://www.gsmdb.com/cnet/news/galaxy-s10-vs-galaxy-s9-s10-plus-s10e-s10-5g-whats-new-and-different-specs-features-comparison-camera-price-better/#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d
The Galaxy S10 is familiar and reliable, but the Fold is bold and exciting. So how do they really compare to one another? Link: https://www.gsmdb.com/cnet/news/galaxy-fold-vs-galaxy-s10-whats-the-difference-specs-camera-price-compare/#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d
Or get a Pixel 3 XL for $549.99. They’re refurbished, but still amazing deals on “the best Android phones of 2018.” Link: https://www.gsmdb.com/cnet/news/get-a-refurbished-unlocked-google-pixel-3-for-499-99/#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d
Our ongoing review of Samsung’s cheapest Galaxy S10 is still uncovering what matters most. Link: https://www.gsmdb.com/cnet/news/galaxy-s10e-has-the-makings-of-a-750-powerhouse-heres-what-we-need-to-know-next/#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d