Xiaomi Mi Band 3i Arrives In India With A Low Price Tag But No Heartrate Tracking

Xiaomi has just launched the Mi Band 3i, which is specifically designed for the Indian market. The device looks exactly like the regular Mi Band 3, but lacks a heart-rate sensor that usually is on the back of the device. This allows Xiaomi to sell the Mi Band 3i at an impressively low price of INR1,299, which is just $18. Beyond that there's no difference between the Mi Band 3i and the Mi Band 3. It still has an AMOLED screen with a 0.78" black and white display and a resolution of 128 x 80 pixels. The capacitive button below allows adds another way to control the UI, while the...

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Mi Note 10 Pro Malaysia Launch Date

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro are officially headed to Malaysia. The company just confirmed that their official market launch will take place on December 3. The Mi Note 10 is the global version of the Mi CC9 Pro launched in China, while the Mi Note 10 Pro is the international version of the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition. The two phones share the Snapdragon 730G chipest and the 6.47" FHD+ AMOLED display with a fingerprint reader underneath and a cutout up top for the 32MP selfie camera. Around the back, they have a 108MP primary camera joined by a 20MP ultrawide, 5MP...

Huawei Matepad Pro Features Official Video

Huawei is all set to unveil the MatePad Pro on November 25 at an event in Shanghai, China, and now the company has posted a short video teaser confirming a few of the tablet's features. Leaked image of Huawei MatePad Pro with M-Pen stylus and magnetic keyboard The video confirms that MatePad Pro will sport a dual camera on its back placed in the upper-right corner. However, the design of its back is concealed since it's covered with a case which is likely to have a magnetic keyboard attached. The clip also confirms the rumored punch hole in the display while also teasing the...

Xiaomi Is Building Its Own Smartphone Factory For 5g Flagships

The World 5G Conference is taking place in China and Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO, held first of many speeches by high-profile executives on stage. During the keynote, he revealed the company is in the last stage of building its 5G factory, which will see the development and production of 5G flagships. The plant is expected to be finished in December. The factory will be located in the Beijing Economic and Technologic Development Zone and will serve as an in-house plant only for flagships. It will have large-scale automated production lines to increase the efficiency in production, as well as...

Galaxy Note10 In Red And Pink Is Now Available In The Us

Just in time for the holidays, Samsung has made two new hues available for the Galaxy Note10 in the US. These are Aura Red and Aura Pink. For now, they are exclusive to the Korean company's own online store, where you can pick them up unlocked, or with a carrier contract, where your choice is between Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular. The unlocked price starts at $949.99, but with an eligible trade-in that could go down to as little as $689.99. You can also use Samsung Financing to pay $28.75 per month for the handset for two years, with 0% APR. At the moment the...

Xiaomis Latest Patent Shows A Foldable Phone With Quadcameras

Xiaomi's got a foldable smartphone in the works since late last year but hasn't offered an update on its availability yet. More recently, two other patents for foldable phones have surfaced, one for a dual-hinge tri-section folding phone with three cameras, and another for a clamshell design like the new Moto Razr. On Tuesday, another patent was listed on China's CNIPA for a foldable phone with three sections and four cameras. Remember, just because a patent is filed by an OEM it doesn't mean the design will become a real product. The following mockup was posted by Dealntech...

Samsung Galaxy S11 May Have 120 Hz Display

On a Twitter thread, @UniverseIce posted screenshots of the hidden menu from a Korean build of One UI Beta 2.0 - which was just seeded to Galaxy Note9 users less than a day ago. The menu was spotted on the Chinese build of the Beta. Here's the English version: pic.twitter.com/UX1xT4BgtP— 🄾🅇🄸🅁 (@OXIR16) November 20, 2019 The menu contains three options for how it will use the 120 Hz feature. One keeps the screen at 60 Hz, another will always keep it at 120 Hz, and the last one turns on the 120 Hz feature and automatically switches back and forth from...

Smart Battery Cases For The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max Now Available

We had heard the rumors and seen some evidence suggesting that Apple could be working on Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11. Given that Apple had previously released Smart Battery Cases for some of the older iPhone models, we suppose it isn’t a stretch to think that Apple could have new models in the works as well.For those who might have bought the iPhone 11, you’ll be pleased to […]

Xiaomi’s Crazy 100W Fast-Charging Will Make Its Debut In Smartphones Next Year

Fast-charging technology isn’t exactly new, but as some of you might recall, earlier this year, Xiaomi took the wraps off their Super Charge Turbo fast-charging technology that offered speeds of up to 100W. What this means is that based on a 4,000mAh battery, it would only take 17 minutes to fill it up.For those wondering when we might see the tech make its way into smartphones, you’ll be pleased to […]

Androids Camera App Can Be Used To Spy On Users A Relatively New Exploit Allows It

An exploit has been found regarding Google's default camera app along with numerous other camera apps from different vendors. A team of security researchers have found a way to access the phone's storage to bypass Android's permissions and although most phones have already been patched against it it's good to know for those that use side-loaded apps or custom ROMs with no updates. Google makes third-party apps request permission to access the phone's photos and videos as well as accessing the default camera app but researchers were able to get permission on a rogue app without the...

Apple Releases Smart Battery Case For The Iphone 11 Series

Apple has released its Smart Battery Case for the latest generation of iPhones. This includes the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The Smart Battery Case, as the name suggests, is a case with an integrated battery that perpetually charges the phone until the battery in the case drains. Once that happens, the phone switches to using its own battery. Apple claims you get 50% additional battery life with the case on top of the already excellent battery life on these new iPhones. You also see the battery level for the case in the iOS battery widget. This is...

How To Improve Your Android Phone’s Battery life?

What can you do to improve or extend the battery life of your Android phone? There are just so many different suggestions across the web to recommend you the best techniques to improve the battery life of your Android device.However, in this article, we aim to focus on actionable tips that are proven to be helpful. We are pretty sure that you do not want to follow a long list […]

Realme X2 Pro Master Edition Handson

Realme has partnered with Naoto Fukasawa again for another unorthodox rendition of its flagships. You may remember his earlier work, the Onion and Garlic Realme X. For the new flagship, Fukasawa moved away from food and drew inspiration from architecture. The Realme X2 Pro Master Edition comes in two "colors" - Red Brick and Concrete. We put colors in quotes because the end goal here is not the hue but the soft-touch finish. The material of the back is still frosted glass, however a custom painting and sanding process (consisting of 32 separate steps) has transformed it into...

Samsung Galaxy A51 Nets Bluetooth Certification

The Samsung Galaxy A51 has been collecting the required certification from various agencies for the past weeks ahead of what appears to be an imminent launch. We recently also got out first renders of the phone which revealed it will boast a centered punch-hole display and L-shaped quad camera setup. The latest clue comes from the Bluetooth certification agency which signals that we are closer to the official release. The device passed with the SM-AF15F/N model numbers and the only notable info that we got from the listing is that the phone will feature Bluetooth 5.0...

Google Pay Expands Availability In 17 Countries

The Google Pay availability has expanded to in 17 countries. A total of 62 banks across the globe now support the cashless payment platform, including countries in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Australia 86 400 Canada Peoples Trust Company Chile BCI Czech Republic Air Bank a.s. UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s. Denmark BankNordik BankNordik (Faroe Islands) Basisbank Betri Bank (Faroe Islands) Borbjerg Sparekasse Broager Sparekasse Dragsholm Sparekasse Dronninglund Sparekasse Fanoe...

Honor V30 Teasers Focus On 5g Connectivity As The Phone Visits Geekbench

The Honor V30 and V30 Pro will be unveiled next week - on November 26 - so predictably both the teaser campaign and the leaks have picked up. Here's a photo of the V30 flexing its 5G connectivity as it downloads a 1.6GB game update. Official teaser image of the Honor V30 Honor also posted a couple of teaser images for the upcoming phones, which really focus on the 5G. Honor V30 5G teasers focus on the next-gen connectivity Meanwhile, the Honor V30 5G was also spotted in Geekbench. The phone will be powered by the latest Kirin 990 5G chipset and this particular unit...

Samsung Galaxy Note9 Gets Second Beta Of One Ui 2 Based On Android 10

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 may be a year older than the Note10, but it is not far behind - just a couple of days after the new model got the second beta One UI 2, the first Note9 units are joining the program as well. Besides the revamped Samsung UI, this update also brings Android 10 with it. If you're not already in, you'll need to download the Samsung Members app and join the One UI beta program if you want to receive this update. Here are a few screenshots from a user that already updated: Samsung Galaxy Note9 running One UI 2 (second beta) As Samsung warns, beta...

Oppo Unveils Coloros 7 And Teases Reno3

As expected, Oppo unveiled its latest Android custom skin - ColorOS 7 today at an event held in Beijing. It brings a major design overhaul with new UI visuals, under-the-hood optimizations as well as enhancements to the Breeno voice assistant and camera features. Starting with the icons, Oppo is bringing a more rounded design combined with lighter colors and support for re-sizing. There's also new wallpapers, system sounds and animations as well as a refined system-wide dark mode. On the performance side, Oppo is bringing enhanced memory optimization which it claims should result in...

Apple Maps Cost The Company ‘Billions’

When Apple first launched Apple Maps, it was a bit of a disaster as the app and service did not work quite as intended, where it actually led drivers down the wrong roads. It was so bad that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was forced to issue an apology and even recommended users use a different service until they could get it fixed.Over the years, Apple has improved on its Maps […]

Samsung W20 5g Arrives In China It Is The 5genabled Galaxy Fold With Sd855

Samsung has been doing its W series clamshells in China since 2013, with the latest editions having two touch screens as well as a T9 keyboard. Today Samsung took that to another level with the W20 5G foldable phone in China. Essentially the China Telecom version of the Galaxy Fold 5G, the W20 comes in its own unique paint job and a new chipset. The phone is exclusive to China Telecom and has a Snapdragon 855+ chipset, which is a slight upgrade over the 855 in the original version of the foldable device. The specs of the phone are well known - 7.3" Dynamic AMOLED panel on the...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Arrives In 256gb Version

Today, Xiaomi has announced a new variant of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, one that comes with 256 GB of onboard storage. Other than the added storage, the new variant is identical to the existent ones. It comes in Jade Green, Fritillaria White, and Electro-optic Ash. The new memory configuration will debut in the Chinese market. It will run for CNY 1,899 ($270), compared to CNY 1,799 ($256) for the regular 8GB/128GB configuration. It remains to be see if we will ever see an international release of the 256 GB Redmi Note 8 Pro. If you haven't already (and a lot of you have) check our...

Huawei Will Charge You 1000 To Replace The Mate X Screen

Huawei released the Mate X with an outwards foldable screen at an eye-watering price tag of CNY16,999, which is the equivalent of $2,400 or €2,200. Today the company revealed the repair cost for some of the parts of the device and those aren't cheap either. Unsurprisingly, the display panel is the costliest bit - it will be CNY7,080, which is the equivalent of exactly $1,007 or €909. The next most expensive thing is the chipset, which would set you back almost half as much - CNY3,579 ($510/€460). Detailed price sheet of replacement components for the Chinese market A new battery...

Realme Teases Truly Wireless Headphones Ahead Of December Launch

In addition to bringing the Realme X2 Pro to India and announcing the new Realme 5s, Realme's New Delhi event brought another surprise. Towards the end of the big announcement, Indian CEO Madhav Sheth teased a pair of truly wireless earbuds which he said are coming next month. Sheth explicitly mentioned that Realme is bringing "a few more exciting things" in December. We got a brief glimpse of the headphones, which appear to be in the AirPods mold with a charging case and in-ear design in the company's signature yellow color. We don't have further details at the moment so we'll just...

Huawei Will Reveal The Nova 6 5g On December 5

Huawei has officially confirmed that the nova 6 is coming on December 5. The company revealed the date of the launch event via its Weibo account. The Honor V30, whic is Huawei nova 6 5G's sister-brand doppelganger, will make its official debut a week earlier, on November 26. The key feature of the nova 6 5G is the dual selfie camera that's precision cut into the display. Huawei has teased that it will offer a regular and ultrawide units. Rumor has it the latter will have a 105-degree lens, which is wider than other ultrawide selfies we've seen on phones, like the Google Pixel 3's...

Android Security Flaw Allows Apps To Spy On Users Through Their Camera And Microphones

Recently, iOS users with Facebook installed had a bit of a privacy and security scare when it was discovered that due to a bug in the app, it would launch the phone’s camera in the background while the app was being used. The issue has since been patched, but now it looks like it’s Android’s turn to suffer from a similar vulnerability.However, in this instance it has nothing to do […]

Report Claims Apple’s AR Headset Could Eventually Replace The iPhone

Apple’s iPhone has been around for a decade now, and just like the feature phones before it, we’re sure that eventually there will come a time when smartphones will be replaced with something else. But the question is, what could it be? According to a report from The Information (paywall), it could be an augmented reality (AR) headset.According to the report, Apple is apparently looking into potentially creating an iPhone […]

Microsoft Will Kill Off Cortana On iOS And Android In 2020

While Google Assistant and Alexa might be at the forefront of everyone’s minds when it comes to digital assistants, thanks to the rise in popularity of smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo, let’s not forget that Microsoft also has a digital assistant of their own in the form of Cortana.Unfortunately for Cortana users on iOS and Android devices, it seems that come 2020, Microsoft will be killing off […]

Your Cheap Android Phone Could Be Filled With Malicious Apps

There are many Android phones in the market today. Some are cheap, some are expensive, and usually in the case of cheaper Android phones, certain compromises have to be made. Maybe the build quality isn’t as strong, or maybe they’re just based off a reference design which means less money spent on R&D which in turn saves money.However, it seems that on the software front, certain compromises could also be […]

iPhone 11 Pro VS $20,000 Leica, Can You Tell The Difference?

A few weeks ago, a video surfaced in which it compared Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro against a $7,500 Canon professional camera. It was quite a tricky test which only meant that it was in the iPhone’s favor, as if you can’t tell the difference that clearly, then obviously Apple is doing a killer job with the camera on its iPhone.Now in a new video uploaded by YouTuber and photographer […]

You May Want To Think Twice Before Using Public USB Charging Stations

If you travel a lot, you might have come across many public USB charging stations.However, next time, you should avoid using the public charging stations – said the Los Angeles District Attorney in a security alert published last week.If an official points it out as a warning, you may want to think twice before plugging in your phone in a USB charging station.Shockingly, it may contain dangerous malware. It is […]

Google Isn’t Waiting For Carriers, Rolls Out RCS Support For Android Uses In The US

For a while now, Google has been trying to get RCS off the ground, and it wasn’t too long ago that US carriers announced that they would finally be adopting it. However, it seems that Google has decided that they will not be waiting for US carriers to roll out support for it. Instead, the company has decided to enable support for RCS on Android devices in the US.According to […]

Apple’s New Research App Includes Three Important Health Studies

Apple launched a new Research app in partnership with leading academic and research institutions. Now, with the Apple Research app you get to access different types of health studies.You can check out the available health studies and also contribute to the groundbreaking discoveries by simply sharing your health data using your iPhone and Apple Watch.It is indeed an interesting way to contribute to medical research without actually going anywhere. You […]

Facebook Patches iOS Bug That Activated Camera Without User Knowledge

Earlier this week it was revealed that Facebook for iOS had a bug in which for some reason, activated the user’s camera behind the scenes without their knowledge. Given the various conspiracy theories about Facebook spying on users and listening to them through their microphones, it certainly did not do the company any favors.However, the good news for iOS users is that on Wednesday, Facebook has since issued an update […]

The Motorola Razr Has Been Revived As A Modern Day Foldable Smartphone

So far the major players in the foldable display smartphones have been Samsung and Huawei. Both companies have approached the form factor as a smartphone-cum-tablet hybrid, which we admit is a pretty clever idea and a pretty obvious use of the technology, but it looks like Motorola has since tossed their hat into the ring with a different take on it.Together with Verizon, Motorola has officially revived the Razr phone, […]

US Federal Court Rules That Suspicionless Phone Searches At The Border Is Illegal

As some of you might have heard, it seems that people wanting to get a visa to the US will need to hand over social media information. In some cases, some visitors to the US have even had their phones and electronic devices searched at the border, which some believe is a violation of a person’s privacy.The good news is that according to a federal court in Boston, they have […]

Samsung Could Have A Smartphone With A 108MP Camera In The Works

These days when the performance in smartphones are starting to feel the same, one of the main differences that smartphone makers are trying to achieve would be in the camera department. In fact, it seems that Samsung could very well take the cake with the launch of a 108MP camera in a smartphone.This is according to a teardown of the Samsung Camera app found in the One UI 2.0 beta, […]

A Tiny Satellite Dish Lets You Send Texts From Your Smartphone With No Cellular Network

The cellular network strength does not have to be necessarily good at every place you visit. You might be going for a hike or just exploring the wilderness on your bicycle.No matter where you go, the cellular network and Internet connectivity might get affected at some point in time.In such type of cases, you need to have an option for an emergency to be able to send text messages, at […]

T-Mobile’s 5G Plans Will Start At $15 A Month

Thinking of signing up for a 5G plan? Given that new technologies tend to be expensive, we’re sure that there are some who might be worried that 5G could cost a lot more than 4G plans. It turns out that might not necessarily be the case. T-Mobile has recently announced that they will be launching 5G prepaid plans that will cost as little as $15 a month.To give you some […]

Check Out The iPhone’s Evolution Over The Years

Apple’s first iPhone was launched way back in 2007, which means that it is about 12 years old now. Naturally, over the years, the design and features of the handset has evolved to where we are today with the iPhone 11. While some might claim that the iPhone is no longer quite as exciting or innovative as before, this video could change your mind.Tech YouTuber MKBHD has recently uploaded a […]

Google’s App Defense Alliance Wants To Stop Bad Android Apps From Reaching Your Phone

While the Google Play Store has systems in place to try and prevent malware and bad apps from getting listed and downloaded by users, unfortunately, it’s not the perfect system and from time to time, we do come across reports that bad apps find their way into the Play Store where it ends up being downloaded by users.In a bid to prevent that from happening, or at least reducing the […]

WhatsApp Will Soon Let Users Browse Products In-App

While most of us might take WhatsApp as a messaging app between friends and family and co-workers, it is also being used as a business tool where business can use WhatsApp to keep in touch with their customers. Now in a step further to make WhatsApp a more robust business tool, the company will soon let users browse products within the app itself.This new feature is dubbed Catalogs and basically […]

Qualcomm Might Have Confirmed That 5G iPhones Are Coming In 2020

Come 2020, Apple is finally expected to hop on board the 5G bandwagon, with some reports claiming as many as four 5G models. It was largely expected that the 5G iPhones would only arrive in 2021, but due to Apple coming to a settlement agreement with Qualcomm, this is said to facilitate the early arrival of 5G iPhones.In fact, it seems that there is a good chance that Qualcomm could […]

iOS 13.2.2 Update Released With Fix For Multitasking Bug

Apple recently released the iOS 13.2 update but according to multiple user reports, it seemed that the update was slightly buggy where it would be too aggressive in killing background apps. According to users, they found that whenever they switched apps and later switched back, the first app that they were running had to be restarted from scratch.This meant that users would lose videos that they were watching halfway or […]

Samsung Galaxy Fold Review: 28 Days Later

The Galaxy Fold is now available in the U.S, shortly after selling out in Korea during its initial debut.It brings a new smartphone experience centered on what Samsung calls “a new dawn in display technology.” The company pitches the Fold as being “phone and tablet” in one device.It is the first significant foldable display handset to hit the market (the actual first foldable handset was a terrible product), and I […]

Newly Discovered Android Malware Can Survive A Factory Reset

Malware on our smartphones isn’t new, and while there are ways to remove them, in some instances where it is particularly severe, the only way to deal with malware would be to factory reset your phone back to the way it was when it was new. Unfortunately, it seems that there is a new Android malware making its rounds that makes it impossible to remove, even with a factory reset.Dubbed […]

Google Rolls Out A ‘Fix’ For The Pixel 4’s 90Hz Display

When the Pixel 4 was announced, one of the features Google boasted about the phone was its 90Hz Smooth Motion display. However, when the phone was released, it was discovered that the 90Hz display was not persistent. This meant that the display would actually switch between 90Hz and 60Hz depending on the situation, which was clearly not very ideal.However, Google later announced that they would be addressing the issue by […]

Man Shot In Cold Blood After Refusing To Unlock His iPhone

The majority of smartphones come with security features that encrypts the contents of the phone until it is unlocked. This unlock can come in the form of a PIN code, pattern unlock, or biometric unlocking. This helps prevent people from accessing your phone without your consent, and also potentially deters thieves and robbers.Unfortunately for an off-duty firefighter in Florida, he was shot and killed after refusing to unlock his iPhone […]

htc financial results h1 2019

HTC reported its financial results for June and it brings some rare good news for the struggling manufacturer. Yes, the company is still in decline on the YoY scale, but in June 2019 it recorded TWD1.4 billion in revenue ($44 million), which is the highest in the past seven months. Since June marks the end

sony xperia 20 specs leak

About a week ago solid evidence surfaced confirming that Sony is preparing an Xperia 1 sequel for this year's IFA. And according to some new info, the Xperia 2 won't be coming alone - the successor to the Xperia 10 is tagging along too. The leaked specs sheet clearly states that this hardware is for

htc u11 is getting android 90 pie

HTC's 2017 flagship, the U11+, is finally receiving Android 9.0 Pie - perhaps a bit too late to the party given that Android Q is right around the corner but it's good to have it anyway. Reportedly, HTC is seeding the update in Taiwan at first and it's a hefty one - 1.45GB. The changelog

all major uk carriers rely on huawei for 5g equipment

A report by The Observer from the weekend revealed that major UK carriers built their 5G networks with the help from Huawei. The Chinese company is involved in building the 5G stations in six of the seven cities in the UK where Vodafone has launched its next-generation connectivity. It is also building "hundreds of