Top 10 Trending Phones Of Week 33

For the second week running the a Samsung Galaxy Note10 series phone is leading our popularity chart, but this time it's the Plus model rather than the compact one. The Galaxy A50 also managed to split the two S Pen flagships, while their 5G versions dropped off the top 10 entirely. The Galaxy A70 and Redmi Note 7 took advantage of that and climbed a position each to fourth and fifth. Samsung Galaxy A90 is only a rumor at this point, but it's already gaining plenty of interest and placed sixth. The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro retained seventh, as the returning Galaxy A30 climbed to eight...

Week 33 In Review Galaxy Note10 Camera And Display Tested Iphone 11 Coming

It's now a week after the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ became official and the tech world is still buzzing with Note content. The reviews are not yet in but both Display Mate and DxO Mark were able to run the Galaxy Note10+ through their labs. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Note10+'s display is the best ever on a phone and DxO placed the Note10+ on top of the camera chart. Next up is a test of charging speed, pitting the Galaxy Note10+ and its 25W wired charger against the OnePlus 7 Pro and its 30W one. Surprisingly the Galaxy Note10+ got to 100% faster. Samsung announced its new 108MP...

Flashback Nokia Ngage

Sometimes a company launches the right product at the wrong time. The Nokia N-Gage is remembered simply as a failure today, but seeing how in 2019 companies are tripping over themselves to launch gaming phones, it's hard not to wonder if maybe Nokia was on to something. The N-Gage was released in 2003 as a competitor to Nintendo's Game Boy Advance (2001). In many ways it was a superior product, but in other ways it was deeply flawed. Among those flaws was the price - $300 was a huge premium over the $100 Game Boy. Nokia wasn't selling just a portable console, though, it was a...

Weekly Poll What Cameras Do You Use The Most On Your Phone

Excluding the odd iPhone XR or Pixel, every phone is doing the multi camera thing (and even those two are getting a second snapper soon). And that brings a lot of discussion as to which cameras we care about the most. Phones like the rumored Google Pixel 4 or the existing Samsung Galaxy S10e are great examples of the difference in taste when it comes to photography. The Pixel 4 will gain a telephoto camera instead of an ultrawide, while the Galaxy S10e has an ultrawide in place of a telephoto and that inevitably leaves people unhappy. The solution is simple - every phone should (and...

Weekly Poll Results Samsung Galaxy Note10 Duo Gets Lukewarm Reception

Last week we asked you a few questions. Are you getting a Samsung Galaxy Note10+ or Galaxy Note10 and if you would pay the premium for a 5G model or stick with LTE. Now the results are in and they are a bit surprising. Last year 19% half of you said they'd get a Galaxy Note9 but this year the results are flipped. Half of you said they're looking at competing phones, rather than the Galaxy Note10 duo. The larger Galaxy Note10+ is generally received better with 45% of you either committing to buy or wait for the price to drop, but the smaller Galaxy Note10 has been shunned in favor of the...

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 In For Review Plus Camera Samples

This is the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ - Samsung's fall flagship, its biggest screen phone so far and right now, its most important phone. The Galaxy Note10+ is an amalgamation of Samsung's best assets - it comes with three incredible cameras, a record-breaking screen, and certainly the best phone with a stylus. It's the most complete smartphone experience Samsung can offer and here's why. Whether you look at the Galaxy Note10+ from the front or the back, it's a gorgeous phone. The Aura Glow finish is a chameleon changing countless hues, depending on how the light hits it. And when you...

The Upcoming Vivo Nex 3 Will Support 5g

Vivo's product manager, Li Xiang, just can't stop teasing the still unannounced vivo NEX 3 flagship smartphone. He already confirmed that the handset will have a "waterfall screen" and will retain the much-beloved 3.5mm audio jack. He was also bold enough to share some sketches of the phone's design. Today's order of the day, however, is 5G. The manager shared a partial screenshot of the home screen and it's hard not to notice the two 5G icons in the upper-left and the upper-right corner. Then again, the device will likely sport the newest Snapdragon 855+ chip, so it's only natural to...

Huawei Amn Al10 Full Specs Images Tenaa

Huawei launched the Y5 (2019) back in April, and it seems the Chinese phone maker will launch a similar smartphone soon. An unknown Huawei smartphone with model number AMN-AL10 has received TENAA certification and has been listed on the Chinese certifying authority's website with images and full specs. The smartphone's powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz and comes in 2GB/32GB and 3GB/64GB memory versions. It also has a memory card slot allowing storage expansion by up to 512GB. Huawei AMN-AL10 images on TENAA The Huawei AMN-AL10 is built around a 5.71"...

Nokia 72 Renders Show Off The Circular Camera Design And Slim Body

While we are still waiting for the Nokia 7.2 and 6.2 to be officially announced, we get to see the former in the latest case renders that surfaced online. The images show a rather slim design and a circular design of the camera module on the back. Everything on the renders seems to be in line with what we've seen so far. We also know that the Nokia 6.2 will sport similar looks so these renders work both ways. Nokia 7.2 case renders A quick rewind - we expect the handset to arrive with Snapdragon 710, 6GB of RAM and should be here by the end of this month if the initial rumors...

Huawei Mate X Shows Up On Tenaa Inches Closer To Launch

Huawei officially confirmed that the Mate X release date has been pushed back until November. Still, the company's official said there's a slight chance that it could be delayed further if something goes wrong. Today the phone passed through TENAA indicating that everything is going as planned. Images from the TENAA listing The handset showed up on a TENAA listing with pictures, specs and everything. The specs have little value to us since we already know what to expect in terms of hardware, whereas the photos of the device don't seem to be all that revealing too. We will need a...

Honor 10 Lite Emui 9 1 India

The Honor 10 Lite received the EMUI 9.1 update in China back in June, and the rollout of this update has now expanded to India. Honor 10 Lite EMUI 9.1 brings in GPU Turbo 3.0, which improves the gaming experience and reduces the power consumption by 10%. The new firmware also switches the file system on the Honor 10 Lite to EROFS which promises a 20% increase in random read speed and saving of 2GB system storage. You can head over here to learn more about EMUI 9.1. The update is rolling out over the air and should reach all the Indian units in a week or two, but if you can't...

Redmi 8 Full Specs Tenaa

An unknown Redmi smartphone, bearing model number M1908C3IC and said to be the Redmi 8, has appeared on TENAA with its images and full specs. The smartphone is built around a 6.21" display having a resolution of 1520x720 pixels. The screen is turned off so we can't see the bezels at the top and sides clearly, but we can see that the phone has a thicker chin with a Redmi branding. The presence of an 8MP selfie camera at the top also confirms the display has a notch. Around the back, the phone has a dual camera setup aligned vertically in the center with a 12MP unit as the main sensor....

Nokia 9 Pureview Is 200 Off Once Again

Last month during Amazon's huge Prime Day event, the Nokia 9 PureView was selling for just $499.99, $200 off its usual price. The price went back up afterwards, but we're happy to report that it's dropped again, to the same $499.99 level. The deal is live at Amazon, Best Buy, as well as B&H, but it is likely to be a limited-time offer only, so make sure you don't waste any time if you want to take advantage of it. At Best Buy you can even save an additional $50, grabbing the phone for a mere $449.99, if you choose to activate it with AT&T upon purchase. The Nokia 9 PureView is HMD...

Apple Watch Series 5 Is Coming This Fall Analyst Claims

Famous analyst of all things Apple Ming-Chi Kuo has published another research note today, and this one is about the Apple Watch Series 5, which is apparently going to launch this fall. That's interesting because so far we haven't seen many leaks about Apple's next-gen wearable. If Kuo is right (and he generally is right more than wrong), then we might see the Watch Series 5 make its debut alongside the iPhone 11 at Apple's big fall event, which could take place on September 10. The Apple Watch Series 5 and its successors will start to use displays from JDI. The Japanese company's panels...

HMD Global Extends Support For Its First-Gen Nokia Smartphones

One of the problems with Android handsets is that because they are made by a variety of manufacturers, things like how long phones are supported for and update schedules are entirely up to the manufacturers to decide, and not Google. The good news is that if you’re the owner of a first-gen Nokia smartphone made by HMD Global, it seems that the company has decided to extend support for those […]

33inch Palm Phone Is Now Available Unlocked For 349

TCL revived the long-dead Palm brand last year to launch the minuscule (for this day and age) Palm phone, which has a tiny 3.3" touchscreen and runs Android. Initially this was billed as a companion device to your smartphone when it launched exclusively at Verizon. In the meantime, it became available standalone from Big Red, and back in June Palm started taking pre-orders for an unlocked version. Almost two months later, today that model has finally become available to buy. You'll need to shell out $349 for the privilege of owning possibly the smallest smartphone around. You have Titanium...

Canalys 77 Million Smartwatches Shipped In North American During Q2

The Q2 smart wearables market across North America grew by 38% on a yearly basis according to the latest Canalys report. The data shows the total smartwatch sales reached $2 billion for the period. The leader of the pack is Apple, which saw 2.9 million shipments for the period and holds a 38% market share. Fitbit comes in second with 1.9 million units and a market share of just over 24%. Rounding off the top three ranking is Samsung which saw a massive 121% YoY growth helping it outpace Garmin as the third-largest player in the category with 0.8 million units sold and a 10.6% market...

Huawei P Smart Pro Leaks On Android Enterprise Directory

Android's Enterprise database contains a list of smartphones that are recommended by Google for use on its enterprise platform. Occasionally, a smartphone goes up on the database prematurely or in this case two phones in two days. After the nova 5T yesterday, Google has now spilled the beans of the Huawei P smart Pro. According to the Android Enterprise Directory, the Huawei P smart Pro will get 4GB of RAM, 64GB of base storage, and support a fingerprint scanner. The listing also includes a single image of the phone from the front. Unfortunately, this is the only information...

Oppo Reno2 5g Gets 3c Certification And Appears In Promo Materials

A new Oppo device bearing the PCKM70 model number passed through China's Compulsory Certification Agency (CCC) just ahead of the upcoming Reno2 series announcement. The only details that are available from the certificate are that it comes with VOOC 3.0 support for 20W fast charging and supports 5G connectivity. Alleged Oppo Reno2 3C certification Earlier today we got official confirmation from Oppo that the lineup will feature a quad-camera setup with 20x Zoom capabilities. The brand's website had a Reno2 page listing for a brief period which gave us our first official look at the...

Samsung M21 M31 And M41 Key Specs Leak

Samsung revamped mid-range portfolio was a huge success this year and it will certainly be a major part of the company's 2020 portfolio. Yesterday we learned about the major camera upgrades that will be coming to next year's Galaxy A series phones and today it's the M line's turn to get some early exposure. Galaxy M21, M31 and M41 alleged specs Starting off with the Galaxy M21, we can expect the Exynos 9609 chipset found in the Motorola One Action paired with 4GB RAM. Around the back, we'll see a 24MP main cam and 5MP depth sensor. Next in line we have the Galaxy M31 which will...

Apple Homepod Up For Preorders In Japan And Taiwan

Preorders for the Apple HomePod are now live on Apple's Japan and Taiwan websites. The smart speaker retails for JPY 32,800 Yen ($308) and TWD 9,900 ($316), respectively, with an expected shipping date of next Friday, August 23. The HomePod currently retails in the US for $300, following a $50 price cut. It was slow to gain market share with most competitors coming at a fraction of the its price and Amazon's strong hold of the smart speaker market. Since its launch, Apple has updated the HomePod with phone call support, support for multiple timers, and ability to search for...

iOS 13 Beta Hints At The iPhone 11’s Launch Date

According to the general consensus, Apple is expected to officially announce their new iPhones in September, but when in September? We have heard that it could arrive in the second week of September, while some are suggesting late September, but now thanks to the latest iOS 13 beta, the 10th of September could be the date to look forward to.This is according to images found in iOS 13 that have […]

iPhone 11 Could Use Same OLED Materials As The Samsung Galaxy Note 10

If there is one thing that Samsung does really well, it would be its displays in which they generally come off as looking very vibrant with nice deep and rich colors. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is no exception and if you like what you see, you might be interested to learn that the upcoming iPhone 11 could potentially come with similar display tech.According to a report from South Korea, […]

Huawei Mate X Might Be Launching This November

The Huawei Mate X was officially launched earlier this year, but its release was delayed where it was originally expected to arrive in September. However, it seems that the Mate X could be further delayed because during a recent press event held in Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters, the company alluded that the Mate X could be delayed until November.For those wondering what’s with the delay, apparently this has to do with […]

AT&T And T-Mobile Team Up To Combat Robocalls

Back in the day,  AT&T and T-Mobile used to be quite close with each other, to the point where some of you might recall, both carriers almost merged with each other. While that merger is no longer on the table, it seems that both companies will be working with each other once again to combat against the rise of robocalls.For those who are unfamiliar, robocalls are phone calls made by […]

Apple Defends Their Decision Regarding Third-Party iPhone Battery Repairs

The other day, it was reported that Apple was employing a new and somewhat controversial approach to third-party iPhone battery repairs. Basically, if the device detects that the iPhone was repaired from a third-party service center, even if it uses an official iPhone battery component, it will show up a “Service battery” message.This means that users who want to know the health of their battery would not be able to […]

All Three iPhones Are Expected To Be Introduced In September

Back in 2018, Apple introduced three iPhones: the iPhone XS, XS Max, and the iPhone XR. However, the iPhone XR came at a later date, and if you were wondering if Apple could be repeating that process this year, apparently that will not be the case. Instead, Apple is expected to launch all three iPhone models at the same time.This is according to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives who in a […]

Google Could Be Working On A Low-Light Mode For Duo

Google Duo is Google’s video calling app, but given that video calls can take place anywhere and at anytime, sometimes quality can be less than stellar, especially if taken in low-light environments. Of course, this has to do with the camera hardware where some lenses allow for more light, but software plays a role too.In a bid to perhaps improve on the quality of Duo video calls, the folks at […]

A Team Of Divers Discovered A Working iPhone X At The Bottom Of A Lake

In recent years, one of the changes that Apple made to its iPhones is by giving it water and dust resistance. The feature might come across as a bit novel since not all of us drop our phones into water or need to take it with us swimming, but when the feature does come in handy, many are no doubt grateful to have it.We imagine that’s what the owner of […]

WhatsApp Flaw Lets Hackers Alter Your Chats

One of the security features of WhatsApp is support for end-to-end encryption. This means that messages sent and received through WhatsApp are encrypted, which in theory means that no one would be able to intercept and read your messages mid-transmission. However, security researchers at Check Point are now suggesting otherwise.During a recent Black Hat security conference held in Las Vegas, it has been revealed by the researchers that there are […]

Modified Lightning Cable Lets Hackers Remotely Access Your Computer

Apple’s official accessories are pretty expensive and that is a reason why many users opt to use cheaper and unofficial accessories that cost a fraction of the price. However, potential safety and compatibility issues aside, there is a good reason to avoid using these unofficial accessories.One of those reasons, as detailed in a report from Motherboard, is that how there are some cables out there that can actually allow a […]

iPhone With Face ID And Touch ID Expected To Arrive In 2021

It was largely assumed that when Apple did away with Touch ID on the iPhone that Face ID was the way of the future. However, in recent times, we have been hearing rumors that Apple has not given up on Touch ID just yet, and now a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that we might see the return of the tech in 2021.According to Kuo’s report, he claims […]

Researchers Have Found A Way To Bypass Face ID Using A Pair Of Glasses And Tape

Apple’s Face ID system has been touted by the company as being one of the most secure ways of logging into your phone. This is because unlike fingerprints, which can be replicated or 3D printed, Face ID cannot be fooled by conventional trickery such as wearing a mask or using a photograph.However, despite how strong Face ID appears to be, it is not invulnerable. In a report from Threatpost, it […]

Apple Suspends Siri Response Grading Program Over Privacy Concerns

A couple of weeks ago, a report from the Guardian revealed that a small percentage of Siri’s conversations were sent to outside contractors to analyze for improvement and quality control. The problem with this program is that it also sent in recordings users made while accidentally triggering Siri, meaning that these are not queries that users wanted to make in the first place.The idea of a complete stranger listening to […]

Samsung Quietly Walks-Back Its Ads Making Fun Of The iPhone’s Lack Of A Headphone Port

When Apple first announced plans to kill off the headphone jack, many made fun of them, although to be fair, Apple did give them a fair bit of ammunition by proclaiming that their decision was a brave one. One of the companies that mocked Apple relentlessly over the years was Samsung, who put out ad after ad mocking the iPhone’s lack of a headphone jack.However, it seems that after years […]

Apple Is Making It Harder To Change iPhone Batteries From Third-Party Repair Centers

It is no secret that Apple isn’t a fan of third-party repair centers. There are plenty of reasons why this could be, such as how third-party repair centers might not follow the same protocols employed by Apple which could further damage the device. Or it could be that they’re worried that using non-genuine components could result in a different experience.It could also be simply greed, where Apple just wants you […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Our First Impressions + Analysis

Samsung Just Launched the Galaxy Note 10, the high-end smartphone that should be the culmination of the 2019 line-up. We took a close look at it, and we can share our first impressions and analysis of the line-up and the technological implications on how it affects your user experience.What’s New?The Note 10 series features three models: The Note 10, Note 10+ and Note 10+ 5G.The Galaxy Note 10’s industrial design […]

How To Control Kodi Using Kodi Remote?

Kodi is an incredibly popular media server software which can run on just about anything (Raspberry Pi, Windows, Linux,  Android, and iOS). Using it as the entertainment center for your PC/TV is exciting but how do you control Kodi using a remote? Is there a specific Kodi remote? If yes, how do you enable using it?In this article, we shall take discuss how to use a Kodi remote and the […]

How To Use Google Maps Offline

Google Maps is one of the more widely-used navigation apps around at the moment. It’s useful when you’re in another country trying to find your way about, and this guide on how to use Google Maps offline will no doubt come in handy if you find yourself without internet.

YouTube Premium Now Allows 1080p Offline Downloads On iPhones

Users who want to elevate their YouTube experience are encouraged to purchase a YouTube premium subscription which opens up several features. It allows them to play videos in the background, for example, and removes ads. It also lets them download content for offline viewing. YouTube premium subscribers will appreciate that they can now download videos in 1080p on their iPhone. Unfortunately, this is not the case for Android users. You’d […]

Verizon CEO Expects 5G To Cover Half The Country By Next Year

Mobile carriers in the United States launched their 5G networks earlier this year. As you can probably imagine, coverage is limited to a handful of cities by now, but the carriers are working to rapidly expand coverage in major cities across the country. Verizon’s CEO actually believes that half of the United States will have 5G coverage by next year. Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg told CNBC today that almost half […]

Google’s Play Pass Subscription Being Tested For Premium Apps And Games

Google is testing a new subscription service for premium apps and games called Google Play Pass. It will provide subscribers with access to hundreds of premium apps and games for a set price month. They won’t have to worry about any ads or in-app purchases if they’re subscribed to Play Pass. AndroidPolice has received some screenshots from a reader which show that the company has started testing this new subscription […]

Apple Pencil Support Could Be Coming To Apple’s 2019 iPhones

Ever since Apple introduced the Apple Pencil to the iPad, many have been wondering if there could ever be a time when the Apple Pencil could eventually support the iPhone. So far, the stylus has been an exclusive to the iPad lineup, but now according to a report from Business Insider, that could change with the 2019 iPhones.According to the publication, they cite a report from Citi Research in which […]

Verizon’s 5G Network Goes Live In Four Additional Cities

Verizon today announced that it’s expanding its nascent 5G network to four more cities in the United States. Its customers in Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington, D.C. will be able to access the next-generation mobile network in select areas. This means that Verizon’s 5G service is now available in a total of nine cities across the United States. Verizon has previously said that it’s going to bring the service to […]

Apple Hasn’t Patched An iPhone Exploit Discovered By Google Engineers

Google Project Zero researchers Natalie Silvanovich and Samuel Groß have discovered six vulnerabilities in iOS one of which Apple is yet to patch successfully. The researchers are part of Google’s elite bug hunting program that often finds such exploits in other services and informs the relevant companies so that they can be patched before some bad actors exploit them. Five of the six iOS vulnerabilities that were discovered by these […]

International Android 9 Pie Release Underway For LG V30

LG isn’t known for being quick to release software updates for its devices. The LG G7 didn’t receive its Pie update in the United States after almost a year of its being first rolled out. LG is currently rolling out the Pie update for the V30, a handset launched in 2017, for the international variant only. LG V30 owners in the United States have drawn the short end of the […]

Black Shark 2 Pro Gaming Smartphone Launched

Some of you might recall that back in 2018, Xiaomi decided to jump on board the gaming smartphone bandwagon by launching the Black Shark. They then followed up with the Black Shark 2 earlier this year, and now it looks like they are back again with an upgraded model in the form of the Black Shark 2 Pro.What’s interesting about the Black Shark 2 Pro are its specs, where following […]

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

whatsapp to prevent fake news with image search tool

The spread of fake news remains a constant problem for WhatsApp and the Facebook-owned company continues to take steps in order to clamp down on it. A new report reveals that the company is developing a new feature which will enable users to identify whether an image that they have received is legitimate or not.

hmd releases environmental profiles of device lineup

The Nokia of old was known to deliver handsets that were kind to the environment and it looks like HMD is continuing the tradition. If you've ever been interested in the materials and substances contained in your Nokia phone or what percentage of the packaging came from recyclable materials, the company now has you