Samsung Has Sold 1 Million Galaxy S10 5g In South Korea Alone

Samsung is reportedly dominating the 5G market in South Korea with over 1 million Galaxy S10 5G units sold 80 days of its availability. If we divide the total number by the days on the market we get an estimate of 15,000 Galaxy S10 5G's sold per day. In comparison LG has reportedly sold 280,000 V50 ThinQ 5G's since May 10. That's still a strong number, but nowhere near what the Samsung flagship managed. The 5G revolution started in South Korea but you can already get a Galaxy S10 5G in the UK through EE and Vodafone and in the US through Verizon and Sprint. Source | Via

Bill Gates’ ‘Greatest Mistake Ever’ Was Losing Out To Android

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates talked about what he considers to be his “greatest mistake every” at the company during an interview at venture capital firm Village Global. It was the company’s haphazard move from Windows Mobile to Windows Phone. That move allowed Android to become the only true alternative to Apple’s iOS platform. “In the software world, particularly for platforms, these are winner-take-all markets. So the greatest mistake ever is […]

Bill Gates Believes Microsoft Missed Out On 400b Smartphone Market

During a talk with venture capital company Village Global Bill Gates admitted that he regrets that Microsoft didn't beat Google to create the "standard non-Apple phone platform". In his own words, "In the software world, particularly for platforms, these are winner-take-all markets. So the greatest mistake ever is whatever mismanagement I engaged in that caused Microsoft not to be what Android is. That is, Android is the standard non-Apple phone platform. That was a natural thing for Microsoft to win. It really is winner take all. If you're there with half as many apps or 90 percent as...

Samsung Launches Galaxy Tab S5e And Galaxy Tab A 101 In India

Samsung has launched its Galaxy Tab S5e and Galaxy Tab A 10.1 devices in India. The Galaxy Tab S5e has a 10.5-inch 2560x1600 Super AMOLED display with a quad AKG-tuned speaker system that supports Dolby Atmos audio. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset and comes with 64GB expandable storage and 4GB RAM. There's a 13MP camera on the back and an 8MP camera on the front. The 7,040mAh battery supports fast charging over USB-C. Galaxy Tab S5e The Galaxy Tab S5e is priced at INR 35,999 ($518) for the Wi-Fi model and INR 39,999 ($576) for the LTE model. Both variants...

Realme X Arriving On June 27

The Realme X got an unorthodox limited edition, designed by the Japanese Industrial Designer Naoto Fukasawa. In addition to the extra memory, the phone also got special colors on its back called Onion and Garlic White. Today the first variant has appeared on the online store of the company, with its first flash sale scheduled for June 27 at exactly 10 AM. Realme X Onion hands-on photos You might think Onion or Garlic White are terrible translations, but that is actually the real name, however ludicrous it sounds. A Realme executive confirmed these names when we attended the...

Telegram Update Adds People Nearby An Locationbased Chats

Telegram has released version 5.80 of its iOS and Android app that adds several useful new features. You can now add people who are near you using the People Nearby feature. Both parties need to go into this mode and they will become visible to one another. Then you can then just tap on their name to exchange contact info. You can now also add people to your contacts when they message you even if you don't know their number. Next, Telegram lets you make location-based groups, which is a local group that works in a small area for neighbors, co-workers or...

Vivo Iqoo Neo To Arrive On July 2 With Touch Acceleration

We've already told you vivo is announcing a phone called iQOO Neo with Snapdragon 845, but now we have a date to circle on our calendars - July 2. The event will take place in Chengdu, the capital of the Chinese province Sichuan, most famous for its panda sanctuary. Invitation for the vivo iQOO Neo launch The gaming smartphone has last year's top chipset in an attempt to offer flagship experience at a lower price, and it appears that not only the hardware but the software will also be top-notch. A video on Weibo suggested the iQOO Neo will have zero-lag touch acceleration - this...

Heres A List Of The Phones That Are Getting Emui 91 And When

Huawei has shared a schedule for the EMUI 9.1 release. Previously the company announced a list of 49 phones that will receive the incremental update, but now it's ready to share timeframes for the first 23. Keep in mind that as is usual with firmware updates, there may be delays. From June 27 Huawei Mate 20 Huawei Mate 20 Pro Huawei 20 X Huawei 20 RS Porsche Design In July Huawei P20 Huawei P20 Pro Huawei Mate 10 Huawei Mate 10 Pro Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 Huawei Mate 9 Pro Huawei Y9 2019 Huawei Y6 2019 Huawei Y5 2019 ...

Lenovo Z6 To Come With Snapdragon 730

Lenovo is yet to introduce the regular Z6 even though we already have the Z6 Pro and Z6 Youth/Lite. We didn't even know much about it until now, but the company VP Chang Cheng released a lengthy teaser about the chipset to give us something. The Lenovo Z6 will have Snapdragon 730 that Qualcomm has built on the 8 nm process. It will have similar CPU architecture to the Snapdragon 855, but at a lower price tag. The current flagship chipset by Qualcomm has one core at 2.84 GHz, while the Snapdragon 730 has two Kryo 470 units at 2.2 GHz, the other six ticking at 1.8 GHz. Lenovo is proud...

Raspberry Pi 4 Announced More Power For The Same Price

The powerful pocket desktop from Raspberry Pi just got better while maintaining its attractive price tag. In fact, the new Raspberry Pi 4 is considerably more powerful than its predecessor with the same starting price. The biggest and most notable upgrade is the CPU. The new chipset features four Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 1.5GHz instead of Cortex-A53 ticking at 1.4GHz. This alone means about 3x better performance compared to the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. Memory has also seen a significant bump going from the LPDDR2 standard to LPDDR4. The new VideoCore VI GPU can handle 4K/60fps...

Oppo Reveals The Phone With Underdisplay Selfie Camera In A Promo Video

Oppo have been teasing its under-display camera solution for three weeks now, and it might just be ready to show a prototype to the general public. The company posted a promo, reminding people about the launch on June 26 at MWC Shanghai 2019. The short 15-second video also reveals the design of the smartphone which appears to have a massive screen-to-body ratio. We already know from a previously released teaser that the front-facing camera can take pictures, but when it is turned off, the screen on top continues to have working pixels. There's also the occasional circular ring...

Realme Testing Phone With 64mp Camera Will Debut In India

Realme is working on a phone with the Samsung-made 64MP GW1 sensor and it plans to premiere it in India soon. The sensor is the largest you'll be able to get in a phone at 1/1.72", resulting in 1.6µm individual pixel size. It's a Tetracell (that's Samsung for Quad bayer) type sensor, which means it will natively output 16MP images. Not only this, but as you can see from the watermark it will be only one of four snappers at the back. Below is a resized sample captured with the new sensor, which Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth posted on Twitter. Resized 64MP shot captured with...

Xiaomi Sells 1 Million Mi Band 4 Devices In 8 Days

Xiaomi introduced the Mi Band 4 earlier this month with a color display and better sports recognition. The smart wearable impressed the Chinese audience so much that over 1 million units in the first eight days of its availability. The rest of the world is yet to see the device that will launch on June 26 and will be sold as Mi Smart Band 4 in Europe. The official poster, announcing the 1 million milestone Xiaomi reported that there were over 5,000 shipments per hour at one point, making it the fastest-shipping wearable by the company ever. It now comes with a bigger OLED with...

Xiaomi Cc9 To Arrive On July 2

The new Xiaomi smartphone series will be called CC (with multiple meanings behind the abbreviation) and Lei Jun, the company CEO, explained earlier this month the phones will be for young and creative people. The first phone is expected to be called Xiaomi Mi CC9 and arrive on July 2. The date was officially announced on the company's Weibo profile, with an invitation to the event that will take place in Beijing, China. We don't have official confirmation on anything yet, but we expect to see a phone with a triple camera on the back, accompanied by the Xiaomi X Meitu collaboration...

Samsung Galaxy A30 In For Review

The first half of 2019 saw Samsung phone launches left and right which quickly filled the new Galaxy-A line's ranks. The reborn line already has over ten members, but one the Galaxy A30 has remained one of the most interesting - you don't need to look further than the popularity charts on this very website to know that. The phone is one of the two original members of the new A-line along with the Galaxy A50. On the outside, you'd be hard to tell the two apart but the A30's lower price tag means it has one fewer cameras around the back and a fingerprint sensor there instead of under the...

Man Fends Of Burglar After Holding His iPhone Like A Gun

Our phones look nothing like guns, but perhaps in the dark and if held properly, it might pass off as a weapon, especially if the other person did not know better. This was something that a Miami Beach homeowner was counting on when a burglar tried to break into his vehicle, where he held his iPhone like a gun to fend the burglar off until the police arrived.Speaking to WSVN, […]

US Government Might Require 5G Equipment To Be Made Outside Of China

When it comes to production, many companies around the world, not just the US, turn to China. This is because China is known for their inexpensive production, which is why many companies outsource to them to help increase their profit margins and lower their costs. However, the US government could be considering some changes to that practice when it comes to 5G equipment.According to a report from The Wall Street […]

Google Duo WIll Soon Let Users Send Photos To Each Other

When Google announced Duo and Allo a few years ago, the differences between both apps is that one app was designed to be a messaging app (Allo), while the other was meant to be a video calling app (Duo). Google has since shut Allo down but it seems that the company could be slowly incorporating some messaging features into Duo.This is according to a report from 9to5Google in which they […]

Top 10 Trending Phones Of Week 25

Week 25 saw the Samsung Galaxy A50 return to the top of our trending chart after watching various newly announced phones occupy the top for the past few months. Well, there were no major launches this week (the Huawei nova 5 series came too late) and the mid-ranger took its chance to add another title to its tally. Its stablemate - the Galaxy A70 became the biggest gainer as it rose three spots to get the silver medal, ahead of last week's leader - the Xiaomi Mi 9T. The Redmi K20 Pro, which is yet to make a proper international debut retained fourth, just edging out the rising...

Weekly Poll Whats The Best Position For A Punch Hole Camera

While pop-up cameras have become quite common, a punch hole selfie camera is still the "2019 way" to get rid of the notch. The Samsung Galaxy S10 has a hole in the top right of its screen, the Huawei nova 5i in the top left and we've been seeing rumors of a centered punch hole on the Galaxy Note10. Which is the best position? It may seem like a trivial distinction, but it's not - it's about finding the right balance. The way Android lays out its status bar is notification icons go on the left, various indicators go on the right (e.g. battery, signal bars, the clock). This remains true...

LTE Security Vulnerabilities Allow For Easy Spoofing Of Presidential Alerts

The national Wireless Emergency Alert system was put through its first public test last year. It’s capable of sending messages to smartphones, TV, and other devices at the same time. This system was tested for the “Presidential Alert,” which is a new category of emergency alert that you can’t opt out of. However, it appears that these alerts can be spoofed easily by exploiting LTE security vulnerabilities. Researchers at the […]

Sony Xperia 1 Cinema Pro App Put To The Test Shooting A Cinematic Video

The Sony Xperia 1 boasts features co-developed with Sony's professional divisions - CineAlta (which makes cameras for Hollywood movies) and Alpha (which makes Sony's top mirrorless cameras). The culmination of this is the Cinema Pro app, which leverages the three cameras and the finely-tuned screen to turn the phone into a serious videographer's tool. That's the promise, anyway, we took the app for a spin and shot the cinematic video below. In the process, we learned what the app does well and where it falls short. Before you ask, we shot all segments featured in this video mostly...

Week 25 In Review

In a rare change of pace this week was not so dominated by the Huawei political problems, but rather by its newly announced devices. Plus we got Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10 Pro's first major leaks. For starters the pair will likely become official on August 7 and go on sale shortly after. We also saw two purported screen protectors for the Galaxy Note10 and Note10 Pro which differ in size but had a centered punch hole in common. We also saw a case reportedly tailored for the Galaxy Note10 Pro which revealed the re-arrival of the IR blaster but also the (expected) departure...

Weekly Poll Results Galaxy S10 And Redmi K20 Pro Voted Best H1 2019 Flagships

The first six months of 2019 saw the launch of many great flagships and impressive value for money offerings. Last week we asked you to pick your favorite premium and 5G models as well as the bets "mainstream" flagship. Here are the fan favorites. The Samsung Galaxy S10+ topped the Best premium flagship of H1 2019 category with a decisive victory. Samsung's performance was strong across the board, which goes to show that the company has its finger on the pulse of the flagship smartphone market. The runner-up in this category is the Huawei P30 Pro, which edged out the OnePlus 7 Pro by...

Thanks To The iPhone, Apple Is Now The Fourth Largest Gaming Company In The World

When you think of gaming companies, you might think of the big three – Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. You might also think of EA, Ubisoft, Activision, Blizzard, and so on, but it seems that as far as the world is concerned, Apple might be a name to consider as according to analysts at Newzoo, Apple is said to be the fourth largest gaming company in the world.This might be a […]

Millennials Are Growing Horns On Their Skulls From Too Much Phone Usage

One of the fascinating thing about living creatures is the ability to adapt. We’ve seen this happen in countless species, including humans. However, more recently, a study done by scientists David Shahar and Mark G. L. Sayers has us a little concerned as it appears that millennials are starting to grow horns on their skulls.By that, we don’t mean in a demonic or occult kind of way, but rather these […]

Huawei Reassures That Existing Phones Will Be Updated To Android Q

With Huawei being hit with a trade ban with US companies, one of the implications is how it might affect its smartphones. We have heard that the company could be considering building its own OS or using Sailfish, but what about existing smartphones? Google has confirmed that existing devices will continue to be supported, but we’re sure that these changes has probably demoralized Huawei quite a bit.However, the good news […]

Netflix Hack Vibrates Your Phone During Intense Onscreen Action

Netflix Hack Day is what the company calls its internal hackathon. Employees get together and work on some amazing ideas which could eventually make their way into new projects. Earlier hacks have included a Netflix app for the original NES and a Fitbit back which shuts Netflix off when you fall asleep. At this year’s Hack Day, employees leveraged smartphones’ haptic technology to make a phone vibrate so you can […]

Vivo’s 120W FlashCharge Can Charge A 4,000mAh Battery In 13 Minutes

Not to be outdone by Xiaomi and the 100W charging system that it announced in March this year, Vivo today showed off its SuperFlashCharge technology which it claims is a 120W charging system. Vivo says that it can charge a 4,000mAh phone battery in just 13 minutes. This would certainly make it the fastest charging system on the market if Vivo actually ships a device with it. The video of […]

Google App For Android Testing A Way To Share Your Search With Others

Despite Google being so easy and straightforward to use, people still like to ask questions that they can easily Google the answer for, but we get it, sometimes older users might not be familiar with the process and the good news is that Google is testing out a way for users to easily share their searches.This new share feature seems to be part of a recent update to Google beta […]

iOS 13 Will Let Users Share Headphone Audio With Friends

We’re sure some of you might remember the good old days when we would share our headphones with our friends, where each person will listen to one side of the headphone. These days, it’s becoming less common, but if you’d still like to share what you’re listening to with your friend, then iOS 13 might have a feature you could be interested in.In the upcoming iOS 13 update, it seems […]

YouTube Is Testing A New Way Of Displaying Comments On Android

Most of us have used the YouTube app on our phones. One of the ways to view the comments on our phones is by scrolling all the way down. This isn’t the most convenient way of viewing comments, but according to a report from XDA Developers, it appears that the company is testing out a new way of displaying comments on the Android app.As you can see in the screenshots […]

Apple’s Project Catalyst Could Bring New Messages And Shortcuts App To Mac

iOS and macOS have different apps, although the company has tried to create apps for both platforms, such as Messages, Calendar, Notes, and so on. Now, as far as Messages are concerned, the version on macOS doesn’t feel quite as robust compared to its iOS counterpart, but that could soon change.According to developer Steve Troughton-Smith, it seems that he has come across some evidence that suggests that Apple could be […]

Huawei Ban Could Cost US Companies $11 Billion In Revenue

Following the ban on Huawei by the US government, it means that the company will no longer be able to buy or do business with US companies. While this will no doubt have a huge impact on Huawei, it seems that there will also be a huge impact on US companies that Huawei used to do business with.According to a report from Reuters, it has been estimated that the decision […]

Google ARCore Arrives For OnePlus 7 And OnePlus 7 Pro

The latest smartphones from OnePlus have now received support for ARCore, Google’s software-based augmented reality platform. Google introduced this platform in 2017 and dozens of devices have received support for it since. The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro have now joined that list in addition to the 5G variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro. There’s one major difference why ARCore was able to become so much popular than Google’s […]

OnePlus 7 Pro ‘Ghost Touch’ Issues Fixed In Latest Update

One of the selling points of the OnePlus 7 Pro is its 90Hz display (even though it might not always run at 90Hz). However, early into its release, quite a number of users discovered that there was an issue with the display of their device where it seems to be affected by a “ghost touch”.This was basically where users ran into issues where the display seemed to activate even without […]

Renders Of Upcoming Motorola One Pro Leaked

When it comes to smartphones, Motorola doesn’t seem to be pushing their agenda quite as hard compared to the other players, such as Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, LG, and so on. However, it seems that the company could have a new phone up their sleeves that could prove to be a worthy contender.Thanks to the folks at Cashkaro, they have posted several renders of what is allegedly the Motorola One Pro. […]

ASUS ROG Phone 2 Tipped For July 23 Launch

If gaming smartphones are your thing, then you might want to mark down the 23rd of July on your calendars. This is because according to a report from DigiTimes, the publication is claiming that ASUS is expected to make an announcement next month where the ASUS ROG Phone 2 will be announced.This is the successor to the ASUS ROG Phone that was launched last year. Given how ASUS ROG computers […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Announcement Could Take Place August 7

A recently-leaked roadmap for Verizon has revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 could be launching in August. Now according to a report from CNET, it seems that we now have a more specific date to look forward to as the publication claims to have heard from their sources that the Note 10 could actually launch on the 7th of August.The launch in August doesn’t really come as a surprise […]

iOS 13 Will Use Your iPhones To Fix Your Apple TV’s Audio Sync Issues

We’re sure that we’ve all watched videos in which the video and audio are completely out of sync with each other. It can be a bit disconcerting and can be very annoying. There are various ways to fix that, but it seems that with iOS 13, Apple has plans to use your iPhone to help fix any audio sync issues that you might be experiencing with your Apple TV.The feature […]

Verizon Starts Selling LG V50 ThinQ 5G From June 20th

Verizon will soon begin selling another 5G smartphone on its network. It was the first carrier in the United States to offer the 5G Galaxy S10. It actually had exclusivity on this variant for about a month. Verizon today confirmed that it will begin selling the LG V50 ThinQ 5G from June 20th. While the 5G Galaxy S10 was Verizon’s first smartphone that was compatible with its next-generation network, the […]

Turecaller Gets Its Own Free Voice Calling Feature

Truecaller is a popular service that’s used by millions of people across the globe to screen calls. It has a massive database of numbers so incoming calls can be filtered through the list to let the user know who’s calling them as well as block calls from spammers and strangers. The Stockholm-based company is now expanding the app’s functionality by providing free VoIP voice calls. It promises that Truecaller Voice […]

Palm Phone Gets An Unlocked Model That’s Being Sold Directly

The tiny Palm phone was originally launched as a companion device that was meant to be used alongside your normal smartphone. However, Verizon eventually started selling it standalone for $350 a few months later. The handset is now getting an unlocked version which Palm will now be selling to customers directly. The idea was to limit the time that people spend on their regular smartphones. They could carry this tiny […]

Apple’s Own 5G Modems Might Only Arrive In 2022 Or 2023

According to recent reports, it has been suggested that Apple’s 5G iPhones might only arrive in 2020. This is due to an agreement that Apple has arrived with Qualcomm in a settlement which will allow Apple to license Qualcomm’s tech, which would help the company with their 5G iPhones.However, we have also heard the rumors that Apple could be looking to develop their own 5G modems. This is very much […]

‘Find My Friends’ App Helped A Mother Locate Her Missing Daughter

Apple’s iOS devices have an app called “Find My Friends”. It feels almost stalkerish as it basically let users keep track of where their friends are at all times. However, it seems that an argument for the app’s existence could be made as according to a recent story, it helped a mother locate her missing daughter, saving her life in the process.17-year old Macy Smith was late coming home and […]

Dr. Mario World Will Launch On iOS And Android Devices Next Month

If you enjoy games like Bejeweled where you match gems of similar colors to “clear” a space, then you might have played games like Dr. Mario in the past. If you enjoyed the game, then you might be pleased to learn that Nintendo has since announced a new Dr. Mario game that will be coming onto iOS and Android devices next month.Dubbed Dr. Mario World, this is a game that […]

iOS 13 Will Warn You If You Delete An App With An Active Subscription

In recent times, Apple has been pushing for the subscription model to be adopted. This is beneficial for both Apple and developers where it ensures a steady income for both parties. For consumers, it means more expensive apps, but the upside is that with developers continuously getting paid, it does encourage them to keep the app updated with new features.Now with more apps coming with subscription services, sometimes you might […]

Samsung’s Night Mode Feature Is Rolling Out To Galaxy Note 9 Owners

One of the features of the Google Pixel 3 is its Night Sight mode, which for those unfamiliar is a camera mode that when activated, will be able to take some pretty stunning low-light photos, the likes of which were previously not available on smartphones. This resulted in many other companies following suit with their own mode, like Samsung’s Bright Night.The feature made its debut on the Samsung Galaxy S10 […]

Google Is Not Waiting For Carriers To Rollout RCS Chat

As many of you have heard, Google is attempting to redefine the humble text message with RCS. The upside to this system is that it will offer an enhanced texting experience that is universal across multiple devices. It is also meant to challenge the likes of Apple’s iMessage which is only exclusive to iOS devices.However, the only problem with the new RCS system is that Google has been waiting for […]

top 10 trending phones of week 25

Week 25 saw the Samsung Galaxy A50 return to the top of our trending chart after watching various newly announced phones occupy the top for the past few months. Well, there were no major launches this week (the Huawei nova 5 series came too late) and the mid-ranger took its chance to add another

week 25 in review

In a rare change of pace this week was not so dominated by the Huawei political problems, but rather by its newly announced devices. Plus we got Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10 Pro's first major leaks. For starters the pair will likely become official on August 7 and go on sale shortly after.

samsung galaxy m30 in for review

At first glance you may think that the M-phones are just Samsung's entry-level series, but then you risk overlooking the Samsung Galaxy M30, which has all the makings of a sleeper hit. Really, the name is quite misleading - this phone is more capable than the Galaxy A30, even though the A-series is supposed

lg granted patent phone punch hole front camera

The Turkish Patent Institute has granted LG Electronics a patent for a smartphone sporting a punch hole style front-facing camera. That would be the first LG phone with such a solution - provided, of course, that it does materialize. The schematics in the application depict a punch hole in the top left corner of the