Xiaomi Trolls Oneplus Once Again As Redmi K20 Pro Prepares To Launch In India

The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will arrive in India on July 15 (and they'll keep their names). To build anticipation, Xiaomi's promo campaign starts as it did last year - by trolling OnePlus. Remember the "Do the ma+h" gift bags with a calculator? This year it's about numbers too, specifically the AnTuTu score. A few days ago the @RedmiIndia account tweeted "Somebody jus+ announced the world's fastest phone" (the "+" instead of "t" makes it clear who is the target of this dig). The company also promised to beat that, saying "hold my AnTuTu". And today Redmi delivers the second punch - Redmi K20...

Mingchi Kuo 54 67 Oled Iphones With 5g 61 Oled Iphone With Lte In 2020

According to a report by renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Apple's 2020 iPhone lineup will be all OLED with two new screen sizes and be the first to have 5G. Kuo expects that there will be two premium iPhones - a 5.4-inch OLED and a 6.7-inch OLED, both with 5G - and the third will be an iPhone XR successor with a 6.1-inch OLED that will max out at LTE. This means Apple will finally address the needs of the fans who've been clamoring for a smaller premium iPhone - the current iPhone XS has a 5.8-inch display and weighs nearly 180g. Moving to a 5.4-inch diagonal would result in a...

Nubia Red Magic 3 Goes On Sale In India Starting June 27

ZTE's sub-brand nubia unveiled its gaming phone Red Magic 3 last month and now it's making its way to India. The handset is a true beast, having a large 90Hz OLED screen, Snapdragon 855 chipset and an active cooling system for optimal performance during long gaming sessions. And the best news is that it's coming to India with an aggressive pricing. The Red Magic 3 is priced at INR 35,999 ($515) for the 8GB/128GB version while the beefed-up 12GB/256GB model asks INR 46,999 ($675) and will be available on Flipkart starting June 27. Source

App Drawer And App Shortcuts Coming To Xiaomis Miui

Xiaomi's MIUI is one of the few UIs still lacking an app drawer as an option but a newly released alpha version of the software reveals this is about to change. Probably because of the well-received POCO Launcher that's essentially a MIUI distribution with an app drawer and app shortcuts for the Pocophone F1. The latest alpha version of MIUI's build number is 4.10.6.1025-06141703 and it introduces a button for the app drawer on the home screen. Tapping it opens the drawer and tapping on the arrow at the top of the screen or pressing the back button closes it. Swiping up and down doesn't...

Xiaomi Android Q Beta Test Schedule Confirmed

Several OEMs are working with Google to test out the Android Q beta on select devices and Xiaomi wants to get in on the action as well. The company has confirmed its beta roadmap for Android Q. A total of 11 devices from the Chinese company will take part in the Android Q beta test before Google’s latest and greatest Android OS iteration is rolled out for these devices. Nine […]

All 2021 iPhones Said To Feature 5G Support

Apple isn’t expected to launch its first iPhone with 5G support until next year. The company will certainly be taking its time in supporting the next-generation network standard on its smartphone. Several Android manufacturers have already put 5G phones on the market. Apple might be waiting for 5G networks to be more widespread before it puts a 5G iPhone on the market. A new report claims that while Apple’s first […]

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Enjoys One Ui Through Android Pie Update

Samsung is now rolling out the Android 9 Pie firmware update for the Galaxy A8 Star, a few days after it updated the Galaxy A9 Star - its Chinese version. The firmware G885FOLM2BSF8 brings Samsung's new One UI as well as the May security patch. Currently Galaxy A8 Star owners in Vietnam have reported getting the update and more countries are expected to follow the rollout soon. One UI significantly improves the look and feel of the phone with larger icons, a dark mode and a more refined design. Samsung has been updating midrangers left and right since the beginning of the year -...

Huawei Taking A $30 Billion Hit Because Of Ban

The U.S. administration’s ban on Huawei has thrown a spanner in the works of one of the world’s fastest growing smartphone vendors. The company has put forward some figures which suggest that the ban has had a more negative effect than originally anticipated. The company has cut its revenue forecast by $30 billion and also expects to ship up to 60 million fewer devices this year. Huawei founder and CEO […]

Unlocked Lg V40 Thinq Receiving Andriod Pie Update

After Verizon, AT&T and U.S. Cellular rolled out the Android Pie update for the LG V40 ThinQ now it's time for the unlocked version to join in. The new V40520A_03 firmware build comes alongside the May security patch (instead of the June one) and weighs in at 3.92GB. Users will receive all the standard Pie features including gesture navigation and dual app support alongside several refinements to the camera app. V40 owners will now be able to stream their videos directly to YouTube thanks to the Live extension in the camera app. Another welcome addition is Cine Shot which brings...

Sk Telecom Partners With Nokia And Ericsson To Pioneer 6g Research And Development

SK Telecom (SKT) has struck a new strategic partnership with Scandinavian telecom equipment vendors Nokia and Ericsson for advancements in the field of 6G development. Even though 5G is still being rolled out in a handful of countries, the Korean telecom wants to stay ahead of the curve and lay the foundations for a solid future implementation. SKT CEO Park Jeong-Ho met with his colleagues Tommi Uitto from Nokia Mobile Network and Per Narvinger from Ericsson to sign joint technology development memorandums. Both deals are part of the larger collaboration between the governments of...

Mystery Sony Device With A Triple Camera Pops Up Is It The Xperia 1v Or 1s

You're looking at an image of a mystery Sony smartphone with a triple camera, glass back and a purple paint job. Currently there is only one Sony smartphone with a triple camera and it's the Xperia 1. And on the Xperia 1, the triple camera sits in the center of the rear panel and not in the upper left corner. We can only guess at which device this is but Chinese blogger Zackbuks says it's the Sony Xperia 1v or 1s and it's going to be announced in Tokyo on July 9. Sadly he doesn't share anything about the internals. The Sony Xperia 1 was announced in late February and at the...

Security Company Claims To Be Able To Pull Data From Any iOS Device

Cellebrite, for those unfamiliar, is an Israeli mobile security company who gained attention when it was revealed that they had managed to crack Apple’s iPhones, allowing them to gain access to the contents of the device without needing the passcode or biometric authentication from the owner of the device.It has been something of a whack-a-mole situation between Cellebrite and Apple, where the latter would patch security flaws that previously allowed […]

Samsung Begins Rolling Out Night Mode For Galaxy Note9 With Latest Software Update

A week after the Galaxy S9 and S9+ received their dedicated Night mode, the Galaxy Note9 is getting the same treatment. The new firmware version N960FXXU3CSF9 has already begun rolling out to Galaxy Note9 units in Germany and weighs in at 704MB. Update change-log and Night Mode The main improvements with the new patch are in the camera department where users will be able to capture more detailed shots in low light scenarios with less noise compared to the existing scene optimizer. Another welcome addition is a built-in QR-code scanner available directly in the camera...

Huawei Sales To Drop Up To 60 After The Us Trade Ban

According to people familiar with the matter, Huawei's marketing and sales managers across the globe are preparing for a massive decline in smartphone sales following the US trade ban. Experts forecast anything between 40% and 60% fewer shipments worldwide. The sales managers will be continually monitoring the demand in different markets and adjust shipments accordingly, but estimates are for a drop between 40 to 60 million units in sales. Moreover, Honor will be monitoring its sales and could discontinue the Honor 20-series before they even launch in most markets. The company will...

Samsung Remains The Undisputed Leader In Display Market

Samsung retained its top position in the display market during the first quarter of 2019, a report from IHS Markit reveals. The Korean company shipped $3.4 billion worth of displays, which is 40.2% of the total market, but a decline of 6.6 percent points on a yearly basis. JDI remained a distant second with a 12.3% share of the market, while BOE was the biggest gainer - it nearly doubled its share to 11.9%. In fact, IHS predicts that in Q2 BOE will easily outpace JDI and capture the second spot. Legend: Q1 2018 in Grey • Q1 2019 in Light Blue • Q2 2019 predictions in Dark...

Alleged Galaxy Note10 Case Solidifies Rumors

As we near the late August release of the Samsung Galaxy Note10 series we're bound to run into more and more leaks about it. After a series of 3D renditions of the Galaxy Note10 Pro we now get a few images of a basic silicone case that's allegedly made for it. The case seems to confirm all previous leaks and renders we've seen of the device. There doesn't appear to be a cutout for a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom, there looks to be a cutout for an IR on the top and the rear shows a vertical cutout for a triple camera as well as a separate cutout for the flash and likely heart...

Vivo V1913a T With Triple Camera Appears On Tenaa

While vivo is preparing to launch the Z1 Pro in India, a new TENAA listing revealed the key spec sheet of another phone from the manufacturer bearing the V1913A/T model number. The phone will feature a 6.38-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a waterdrop notch for the 16MP selfie cam. It will also pack a fingerprint scanner under its display. Around the vivo V1913A/T sports 16MP and 8MP cameras alongside a 2MP depth sensor and LED flash. vivo V1913A/T profile The octa-core CPU is clocked at 2GHz and will be paired with either 4GB or 6GB RAM and 128GB storage which can be expanded...

Vivo Z1 Pro Is Shaping To Be A Gamercentric Smartphone

The vivo Z5x is arriving in India under the moniker vivo Z1 Pro, named after Generation Z. We know the phone's specs like a Snapdragon 712 chipset with enhanced GPU and a 5,000 mAh battery, but latest posts on social media reveal vivo India is catering the new phone to gamers. It would provide improved cooling, Net Turbo for better connectivity and plenty of other Turbo-named features to provide an even faster performance of the phone. Alleged vivo Z1 Pro live images The vivo Z1 Pro will provide uninterrupted gaming experience with a special game countdown that will prompt...

Huawei Nova 5 Confirmed To Have A 32 Mp Selfie Camera

Huawei will announce the nova 5 series on Friday, and the company keeps teasing the new devices on its Weibo account. The latest information is that the phone will sport a 32 MP selfie shooter. Interestingly enough, the phone is displayed with a notch, instead of the punch-hole design we saw earlier this month, but we expect the same Samsung GD1 sensor in all the phones. Expectations are the Huawei nova 5i will have a hole on the LCD, while the nova 5 should keep the waterdrop cutout for the front-facing camera. The nova 5 Pro was also envisioned with a teardrop display, while a...

Honor 20 Reaches 1 Million Sales In 14 Days

The Honor 20 series was introduced almost a month ago in the middle of the dumpster fire that is the China-US trade war, taking Huawei as a hostage in the negotiations. The Honor 20 is currently available only in China, and it looks like the sales are doing great - Huawei has just announced over 1 million pushed units of the Honor 20 in just 14 days. The sub-brand also used the occasion to announce the Honor 20 Pro arrival at home, starting tomorrow. The Honor 20 Pro will be offered with 8 GB RAM and two storage options - 128 GB or 256 GB. The respective price is CNY3,199...

Top 10 Trending Phones Of Week 24

Nokia 2.2's unlikely reign in our trending chart ended quickly with another freshly announced phone replacing it at the top. The Xiaomi Mi 9T has a lot going for it so it's no wonder it got the attention of most of you this week. With all the changes at the front the one constant on the podium is the Samsung Galaxy A50, which this week takes second place. Behind it the Galaxy Note10 Pro, which is still months away from an announcement but a couple of major leaks boosted its popularity early on. Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro missed on a global launch and dropped to fourth as a result. Another...

Weekly Polls The Best Nonpremium Flagship Of The First Half Of 2019

Flagships have gotten very, very expensive - they smashed through mental price barriers and didn't even slow down. So, you really have to ask yourself if the final few bells and whistles are worth it or if the vanilla version of the flagship is all you need. Whether it's called Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro or Pocophone F2 Pro where you live, this is one of the best phones that money can buy - and not a lot of money, either (this is the most affordable S855-powered phone ever). You still get the uninterrupted Super AMOLED display and triple cam experience, plus a large battery with...

Huawei Takes Down Controversial Lock Screen Ads

Huawei is in a bit of a spot of bother these days because of the U.S. ban and the company had more bad press to deal with earlier this week. Many users reported that they had started seeing lock screen ads on select Huawei smartphones. Word immediately went out that Huawei had started showing ads on lock screens without first informing users. The company has now sent out a statement […]

Google Pixel 4 Spotted In The Wild

A few leaked renders of the Google Pixel 4 surfaced last week which prompted Google to end the speculation as it tweeted out a render of the device from its official account. The render confirmed some of the design changes that had been talked about. The Google Pixel 4 has now been spotted in the wild as fans of Google’s flagship series await its arrival. The device seen in this […]

Week 24 In Review Huaweis Own Os To Come In The Fall We Meet The Dualcamera Pixel 4

Another week in which Huawei dominated headlines, this time because of its HongMeng OS, which is being tested on 1 million devices already. The final version is said to be coming in October, but the Mate 30 won't be running it. The other big story was the Google Pixel 4, which leaked in a variety of forms this week. At first we saw pictures of the device in the wild, showing a dual rear camera and a dual selfie camera cut into the display. Then we saw rumor-inspired 3D renders of it and finally Google pulled a curious stunt and tweeted an official press imgae of the Pixel 4, which...

Huawei Could Be Considering The Use Of Sailfish OS

Due to the ongoing legal troubles that Huawei is experiencing in the US, the company will most likely need to start finding an alternative operating system for its smartphones. We had heard rumors that the company could be working on their own OS, but according to new reports, it seems that the company could actually turn to the use of a different but existing OS.According to the rumors, it seems […]

Apple Maps’ Look Around VS Google Maps’ Street View

When it comes to navigation applications, Apple Maps has typically played second or even third fiddle to other apps such as Google Maps. This is due to the various missteps that happened during the app’s launch several years ago, resulting in at least one Apple executive being let go, and with Apple’s CEO issuing an apology and even recommending iOS users use other apps while they sort it out.Apple Maps […]

The iPhone 11 Could Finally Be Ditching Lightning In Favor Of USB-C

When Apple introduced the 2018 iPad Pro, they made a huge change because for the first time ever, Apple had opted to go with a more universally-recognized connector in the form of USB-C. In some ways, this didn’t really come as a surprise as Apple’s more recent MacBook laptops have ditched all other ports in favor of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3.It also seemed to hint that Apple could also be […]

iOS 13 Will Allow Users To Edit Videos Natively

Several years ago, Apple introduced some changes to its iOS platform where it brought enhanced editing tools for photos. This meant that instead of merely letting users crop and rotate images, users could make more adjustments without having to turn to the need of a third-party app.Unfortunately, the same cannot necessarily be said when it comes to editing videos, but there is some good news. With the upcoming release of […]

Huawei Mate X Delayed To September For Extra Testing

2019 was supposed to be the year of the foldable phone, but it is already halfway through the year and we still do not have any idea of how these phones are supposed to change our lives, or at least the way we use our smartphones. This is because not only has the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s launch been delayed, but so has the Huawei Mate X.This is according to a […]

Google Messages Will Remind You To Reply That Text You Forgot

Let’s face it, we’ve all been guilty of being at some point too busy to reply to a text message. However, the good news for Android users is that in the future, Google will remind you to reply to those messages, or at least they will do so if you are using Google Messages.This is according to a discovery by XDA Recognized Developer Quinny899 who was tinkering around with Google […]

Telegram CEO Blames Recent Issues On A ‘State Actor’ Attack

As some of you might have heard, Telegram had recently experience some connectivity issues in which a DDoS attack was to blame. However, it seems that this was more than just a regular DDoS attack, it was one that could have been orchestrated by a country, or at least that’s what Telegram’s CEO, Pavel Durov is implying.According to the CEO’s tweet, he claims that the size of this attack suggests […]

The OnePlus 7 Pro’s 90Hz Display Isn’t Always Displaying At 90Hz

One of the key highlights of the OnePlus 7 Pro is that the phone comes with a 90Hz display. This makes the phone stand out from the majority of the competition as it does offer up a faster refresh rate, a feature that OnePlus was quick to capitalize on. However, as it turns out, the phone’s 90Hz display refresh rate might not be 90Hz all the time.According to XDA Recognized […]

Analysts Suggests That Apple’s 2019 iPhones Could Be ‘Boring’

Apple will be launching new iPhones later this year and so far based on what we know, the main change that the company will be making will be to the cameras, where it is expected that the new iPhones will pack a triple camera design. However, it seems that is pretty much all we might be able to expect.So much so that according to analysts at Mizuho Securities, this year’s […]

Leaked Verizon Roadmap Reveals Launch Date For Samsung Galaxy Note 10

If you’re looking forward to some of the flagship smartphones that are expected to launch in the later part of the year, then you might want to mark your calendars because thanks to a leaked Verizon roadmap, we have an idea of when the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 could launch.This is according to a tweet by Evan Blass (private account) who shared the roadmap on his profile. According to the […]

Google Play Movies & TV App For Daydream Bites The Dust

There hasn’t been much talk about Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform. The company didn’t say much about it during this year’s I/O developers’ conference. However, the platform is still here and continues to work, but a change is now being made. Google has quietly made the decision to shut down the Play Movies & TV app for Daydream. With Play Movies & TV, Daydream users could view their rented and […]

Huawei Devices May Ship With Its HongMeng OS From October

With Huawei’s access to Android being restricted due to the fall out from the US/China trade war, the company is reportedly going to deploy its own operating system on devices from October this year. Huawei has previously revealed that it has been working on its very own mobile operating system as a contingency in the event that its access to Android was ever blocked. Its HongMeng OS may be rebranded […]

Google Pixel 4 Launch Won’t Take Place Before October

Google seems to have grown tired of the leaks concerning its Pixel 4 flagship smartphone so it tweeted out a render of the device from its official account yesterday. While it didn’t say anything about the launch, there was some speculation that perhaps it might happen earlier than the usual October timeframe. A leaked Verizon marketing calendar suggests that this won’t be the case. Notable tech leakster @evleaks has posted […]

Android Phones Can Be Used As 2FA Security Key On iOS

It was back in April this year that Google enabled Android devices running version 7.0 and up to effectively double as a physical security key for accessing Google services like Gmail. The company is now expanding the same ability to iOS. This means that an Android device can now be used as a physical two factor authentication security key to verify log-ins made on iOS devices. When the feature was […]

iMovie For iPhones, iPad Updated With New Green Screen Feature

Editing video clips on our mobile devices are usually a less-than-ideal experience due to the relatively smaller screens. It makes it harder to do more complex tasks, but if you absolutely need to make some quick edits on the go, iMovie for the iPhone and iPad is a useful tool, especially since it is free and is bundled with all iOS devices.For those who think that iMovie on iOS could […]

AT&T Has Cancelled All Galaxy Fold Pre-Orders

Samsung’s foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, was meant to be a celebration of how far we’ve come along in terms of technological development. Unfortunately, it seems to be struggling to get off the ground. To make matters worse, it seems that AT&T has sent out emails to its Galaxy Fold customers informing them that their pre-orders have since been cancelled.According to the email, AT&T has told customers that since Samsung […]

Samsung Could Be The First To The Market With A ‘True’ 5G Chipset

At the moment, Qualcomm is pretty much the only company that has chipsets available in the market that are compatible with 5G. This comes in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 which can be found in the majority of flagship smartphones, although it should be noted that not all Snapdragon 855 chipsets have 5G.This is because its 5G modem, the X50, is still separate from the chipset which means […]

Facebook’s New App Will Pay You To Give Up Some Of Your Privacy

Earlier this year, it was discovered that Facebook was running an app that paid users to collect data on them. This generated a lot of controversy because Facebook had used their Apple certificate, which was meant to only distribute apps internally, to distribute it to the public. This resulted in Apple temporarily revoking Facebook’s access.If you thought that was the end of it, think again because this time Facebook is […]

Tired Of Leaks, Google Shows Off The Pixel 4 Earlier Than Expected

There have been a fair number of Pixel 4-related leaks in recent times, and perhaps looking to stop the speculation and put an end to the rumors, it seems that Google has decided to come forward to officially reveal the Pixel 4. The company shared an image on its Twitter account which has revealed the handset in its official capacity.However, we should note that this reveal is more of a […]

Apple Is Still Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Intel’s Modem Business

Apple is a company that loves to do everything themselves, and we totally get it. This helps Appl reduce dependency on other companies, thus insulating them from any potential problems. This is why it didn’t come as a surprise to learn that Apple could be looking to develop their own 5G modems.We imagine that developing your own modem probably won’t come easy and will require a huge investment and a […]

WhatsApp Warns Of Legal Action Against Abusers Of Its Platform

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is the most popular cross-platform messaging service in the world. Operating at that scale presents its own set of challenges. The company has had to take several steps to ensure that its platform isn’t abused and not used for the spread of misinformation. WhatsApp is now threatening legal action against even those who merely claim that they have the ability to abuse its platform as many companies have […]

Essential May Soon Launch A New Phone

It has been a while since Essential launched a new smartphone. There were rumors that perhaps we may never get to see one from the company again. That notion has seemingly been dispelled by the founder and CEO of Essential, Andy Rubin. He has tweeted out what can only be described as an acknowledgment that there’s going to be a new product announcement soon. What’s interesting is that Rubin’s acknowledgment […]

spotify files complaint against apple with european commission for unfair practices

Spotify today announced that it is filing a complaint with the European Commission against Apple. Spotify is claiming anti-competitive and discriminatory behavior on Apple's part with regards to the operation of the App Store. According to Spotify, Apple has repeatedly made it difficult for companies like Spotify to provide services to its customers. Spotify has

sony xperia 10 plus

The 10 Plus, along with the smaller 10, are the first two phones that will attempt to sell you on a 21:9 screen - Sony may want you to think the flagship Xperia 1 is the true ambassador of the crazy-tall aspect, but that one is months away and the 10s are here now.

samsung opens up the largest galaxy store in tokyo

Samsung just opened its largest Galaxy showcase store in Tokyo and called it Galaxy Harajuku. In fact, this is the biggest Galaxy showcase store ever and it opened exactly 500 days before the Olympics in 2020. After all, Samsung has been the Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category for decades. The store