Heres What The Redmi Note 8 Pro Will Look Like

Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi is busy working on its next mid-rangers, the Redmi 8 series. The Redmi 8 itself was spotted in some hands-on images earlier today, and now it's the Redmi Note 8 Pro's turn. Based on Redmi's past naming conventions, this is likely to be the highest-end of its upcoming mid-rangers. It seems to have leaked on a set where its TV commercial was being filmed. If so, that's probably a first in the mobile world. Anyway, you can see that the design of its back has the same overall language as what we've seen in the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro flagships. Redmi Note 8...

Latest Public iPhone Jailbreak Made Possible By Apple Screwup

How jailbreaking works is that it takes advantage of certain vulnerabilities found within iOS. This is made trickier on the fact that with every iOS update, Apple tends to eventually find a way to patch these vulnerabilities, making it harder for iOS users with jailbroken phones to keep their devices up to date.However, it seems that due to a possible screwup at Apple, the company appears to have accidentally unpatched […]

Huawei Mate 30 And Mate 30 Pro Battery Capacities Revealed

Huawei's upcoming Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro have so far been rumored to sport 25W wireless charging, which would be the fastest yet, as well as 55W wired charging, just to break two records at once. But what about their battery capacities? According to a new post on China's Weibo, the cells you see in the image below are going to be the ones fitted to the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. If this is true - and that's a big "if" - then the Mate 30 should get a 4,200 mAh unit, while the Pro model will have a 4,500 mAh battery keeping its lights running. That would be a 5% increase in capacity...

Huaweis Mate X Foldable Will Launch With Yetunannounced Kirin 990 Soc The P30 Pros Cameras

After Samsung was forced to pull the Galaxy Fold and re-engineer some bits and pieces to make it more durable, Huawei also postponed the launch of its direct competitor to that device, the Mate X. The Chinese company's first folding smartphone should be out in November. If you've been wondering what Huawei has been doing to the Mate X to warrant such a long time passing before it finally hits the shelves, it looks like it didn't just go with cosmetic changes like its Korean rival. Instead, Huawei also saw fit to upgrade some of the Mate X's internals. Thus, it will launch with the...

Samsung To Cut Lcd Production Due To Lower Demand Will Release New Qdoled Displays

Samsung has remained one of the leading display manufacturers for quite some time and the latest innovation in the brand's product line will be its Quantum Dot OLED (QD-OLED) panels. The company already uses Quantum Dot (QD) technology for its TVs while OLED panels have been a staple in its mobile division for more than a decade. Now Samsung is aiming to merge the best of both display technologies into a single display solution. A new report from The Korea Herald claims the brand has already begun limiting its LCD production lines across its facilities in South Korea mainly due to...

Xiaomi Mi A3 India Price Revealed Ahead Of Launch

Xiaomi is set to launch the Mi A3 in India on August 21, which is also when the official pricing will be announced. However, Xiaomi's launch partner Amazon went ahead and revealed the price of the phone two days earlier. Mi A3 pricing and variants Twitter user Mukul Sharma caught the listings for the device, which appeared in the deals section but weren't actually available for purchase. Among the listings were the two storage variants, 64GB and 128GB, which will come with 4GB and 6GB of RAM, respectively. There are also three color options named Not Just Blue, More Than...

Oppo Announces Enco Q1 Active Noise Canceling Earphones In China

Oppo has announced Enco Q1 in China, a pair of active noise canceling earphones as part of the company's new Enco series. Oppo Enco Q1 The Enco Q1 has a neckband design made from a single piece that goes around your neck without any cuts or splits. The Q1 will be available in black, white, and orange. The Enco Q1 features four microphones - the two microphones on the outside listen to the ambient noise and feed that into the system to cancel the noise. Two additional microphones within the earphones listen to the noise within your ears to further cancel out noise that...

Firstgen Razer Phone Receives Android Pie Update

The Razer Phone was released back in 2017 and came with the first 120Hz display on any smartphone. It was also one of the first dedicated gaming smartphones, a category which has only grown in popularity over the past two years. The phone launched on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and got subsequently updated to Android 8.1 Oreo. Starting today however the phone is getting its second major update - Android 9 Pie is seeded alongside the July security update. The new firmware comes in at just over 1GB and will likely be the last big update for the phone. The changelog reveals lists the...

Caviar Iphone 11 Meteorites

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 11 lineup in September, but the Russian luxury company Caviar already went ahead and started offering customized versions of the new flagships. The new design, based on a prototype, includes actual meteorite pieces, real pieces of the Moon, a handful of precious stones and an actual moving tourbillon on the back. The whole ensemble would cost the astounding $49,990 and only a single unit will be made. If you don't have that amount of spare cash lying around, you can always pre-order some of the cheaper variants, starting from just $4,400. The...

Apple Watch Series 5 May Come With New Titanium And Ceramic Casings

The Apple Watch is the most popular smartwatch on the market and alongside AirPods is turning into a key product category for Apple. The company will look to offer more options with its upcoming series 5 lineup including titanium and ceramic versions in both 40mm and 44mm casings. Brazilian site iHelp BR discovered the upcoming options hidden in the latest watchOS 6 beta. Apple previously had ceramic versions of the Watch, but never offered a titanium one. Other than that we have no other details on what to expect from the new Apple watches. According to past rumors, the Apple...

Huaweis Nextgen Chipset To Support 4k Recording At 60 Fps

Although Huawei has been known in recent years for its impressive camera performance and technology, video capture has been a weak points of its phones. More specifically, Huawei's flagship devices are not able to capture 4K video at framerates above 30 fps - something Apple introduced with the iPhone 8 and Samsung with the Galaxy S9. According to Neowin, attendee of last week's Huawei Developer's conference in Shenzhen, Huawei has confirmed that the next iteration of its high-end chipsets for smartphones - the Kirin 990, will be capable of recording 4k video at 60 fps. Kirin 980...

Redmi To Introduce A 70 Smart Tv On August 29

Redmi has been a success since it separated into a new entity with two impressive smartphone lineups - the Redmi Note 7 midrangers and the Redmi K20 flagships. Now, the company is ready to expand beyond the smartphone borders and on August 29 it will introduce a huge 70" Smart TV, the brand manager Lu Weibing confirmed. The sub-brand might be new to the TV business, but its parent company sure is not. It currently has plenty of Mi TV options across the globe, latest being the affordable 4A and 4C series. The six-month-old Xiaomi E65A is currently CNY2,999 ($425), we would...

Huawei To Receive Another 90day Extension To Its Temporary Trade License

Huawei was banned from trading with US companies back in May this year, just to receive a temporary permit a few days later. The Shenzhen-based telecommunications giant had 90 days to trade with US partners and the reprieve is ending today. According to Reuters, the US Commerce Department is expected to extend the trade license for another three months, and hopefully, in this time the United States and China will manage to reach an agreement in their ongoing trade disputes. The agency quoted "two sources familiar with the situation" since none of the sides commented on the matter....

Samsung Issues Out First Firmware Update For Note10 And Note10

While Samsung's new Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ are still yet to officially go on sale, the company has issued the first firmware update for the duo. Early units in Europe and India are already receiving it, while retail Note10s will likely get it when they are first connected to a network. Update chaneglog The new firmware is dubbed version N975FXXU1ASH5 and comes in at just over 307 MB. It includes several key enhancements including improved fingerprint recognition, camera quality and touchscreen performance. In addition, the update also adds the August security...

Redmi 8 Appears In Handson Images

After passing through Chinese certification agency TENAA and revealing its key specs, the Redmi 8 was spotted in live pictures. In addition to showing us the design of the phone, the shots also confirm it will ship with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset and run MIUI 9.7.11 on top of Android 9 Pie. Redmi 8 hands-on images Upfront, the Redmi 8 comes with a 6.21-inch HD+ LCD display with a waterdrop notch for the 8MP selfie cam. The bottom chin features Redmi branding. Around the back, we have a vertically aligned 12 MP and 8 MP dual camera setup and a fingerprint reader. The...

Xiaomi Oppo Vivo Join Hands To Create Crossbrand File Transfer Service

Xiaomi announced today the Inter-Transfer Alliance group, where it is joined by Oppo and vivo to create an AirDrop-like service for file transfer. The platform is currently in open beta and will allow devices from different manufacturers to exchange photos and documents with a simple swipe or click. According to the company, the exchange of files wouldn't use a lot of battery nor would it use 4G data or a third-party app - it is based on Bluetooth. Speeds would reach up to 20 MB/s, so a standard 720p movie would be transferred between phones in under two minutes. Currently, the...

Motorola One Action To Arrive In India On August 23

Last week Motorola One Action was unveiled with three cameras, one of them with an ultrawide angle lens with 1080 at 60 fps video recording and 16 MP sensor for shooting action videos. Now we learn the phone will hit India through Flipkart starting August 23. The new phone is a midranger sporting a 21:9 tall 6.3" LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution with a punch hole for the selfie camera and . It comes as part of the Android One program with the latest Android Pie and promises for regular monthly updates. On the inside ticks an Exynos 9609 chipset, coupled with 4 GB RAM and 128...

Amazon Echo Show 5 Review

The Echo Show 5 is the latest in the family of Alexa-based Echo devices from Amazon. The Echo Show 5 is the smaller version of the massive Echo Show, coming with a smaller 5" display instead of 10.1". At first glance, the Echo Show 5 almost looks like a phone placed on a kickstand. The design is similar to that of the larger Echo Show, with an angled display and a body that tapers backward with the speakers placed behind the display. The display does have a sizable frame surrounding it, which on our white review unit looked particularly distracting. We much prefer the blacked out...

Samsung Galaxy Note10 First Exynos 9825 Benchmarks

The Exynos 9825 is the industry's first chipset built on a 7nm Extreme UltraViolet (EUV) process. Its predecessor, the 8nm Exynos 9820, as well as TSMC's 7nm offerings are built on Deep UltraViolet (DUV) process, but that has run out of steam. In the future, foundries will use EUV to drop below 7nm - 5nm chips are already on their roadmaps. So, Samsung Galaxy Note10+'s is just a proving ground for the new technology and is only a minor improvement over the 9820 chip inside the Galaxy S10+. Samsung claims that it has raised the clock speed of the GPU, but doesn't say how much. The CPU...

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...

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 […]

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 […]

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

verizon mobile 5g network launches april 11th

Carriers in the United States will be launching their mobile 5G networks this year and Verizon has now confirmed the date for its launch. Big Red has confirmed that its mobile 5G network is going to be launched on April 11th. It will also begin to sell the 5G Moto Mod for the Moto Z3

samsung 10 firsts 10 bests galaxy s10

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S10 back in February, and the phone is already selling across the globe. It has plenty of new features, and the company posted a neat infographic, showcasing the 10 firsts and 10 bests the new flagship is bringing to the smartphone world. Samsung Galaxy S10 Infographic Samsung said "the Galaxy S10 line