Vivo X30 To Have 64 Mp Main Camera 32 Mp Sensor For Portrait Shots

The vivo X30 is launching on December 16 with four cameras, and today we finally got to see what sensors are hiding behind the lenses. According to an official teaser, posted by vivo, the main shooter is 64 MP, while the other three were leaked by a trustful source on Weibo. As advertised, the vivo X30 will have a dedicated portrait camera that could replicate the result of professional shots with a 50 mm lens, and the phone will do it with a 32 MP snapper. The ultra-wide-angle camera will be 8 MP, while the periscope cam is coupled with a 13 MP sensor. The whole camera setup of...

Oppo Reno3 Series Launch Date

Last month at the launch of ColorOS 7 in China, Oppo announced that it will unveil the Reno3 series smartphones in December. Now we have a more specific date - December 26. The Reno3 series, which includes the vanilla Reno3, a Pro variant, and the Pro 5G, will be unveiled at an event in Hangzhou, China on December 26. Official teasers by Oppo revealed the Reno3 will sport a waterdrop notch display and quad camera on the back, while the Pro variant will flaunt a punch-hole screen with the same number of rear cameras. Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G back and front • Oppo Reno3 The vanilla...

Oculus Quests Hand Tracking Feature Launches Early

Oculus is releasing the hand tracking feature early - it was supposed to come out in 2020, but you can try it this week. It will arrive as part of the v12 update, after you have that installed, you'll find Hand tracking in the Experimental features menu. At first, only the Oculus Home menus and the Oculus TV interface will support hand tracking. However, the SDK for developers will be released next week so that they can start building new experiences. Here's a quick demo below that shows what can be achieved. Beyond the simple act of pressing something with your finger, a pinch gesture...

Redmi K20 Series Passes 45 Million Shipments

With the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, announced in May, Xiaomi wanted to renew the 'flagship killer' space in the smartphone world, as it was getting stale before that. And the Chinese company definitely achieved its goal, with the two models (especially the Pro) being the talk of the town for many months after their launch. Now a few months later, the Redmi K30 and K30 5G have gone official (and we assume a K30 Pro is in the works too), and so it was time for Xiaomi to announce how well the K20 family has performed so far. It turns out that more than 4.5 million units were shipped since...

Exclusive Realme Buds Air Confirmed To Have Wireless Charging

A very reliable source came to us with some insight around Realme's upcoming Buds Air - direct competitors to Apple's AirPods, Samsung's Galaxy Buds and Huawei's FreeBuds 3. Most of it was already known but it's good to get a confirmation from someone familiar with the product itself. First off, the buds will indeed support wireless charging out of the box so you don't have to buy an additional case that supports wireless charging like Apple's AirPods do. Also, judging by leaked render, the black color variant is confirmed. Regarding price and availability, our source said that the...

Future iPhones Could Be Able To Tell Where On Your Body You’re Holding It

Our smartphones come with a variety of built-in sensors that can tell the orientation of the phone, whether its flat, on its side, and so on. This has been used in a number of applications, but it seems that Apple is interested in taking it to the next level with even more precise location detection.In a recently-discovered patent, it seems that Apple is exploring the possibility of the iPhone being […]

Google Fi Will Now Notify Users Of Incoming Spam Calls

We’ve all received phone calls from unknown callers before. However, in this day and age where we are starting to receive spam, scam, and robocalls, we understand that many of us are hesitant to pick up these calls, even if it could be a legit call. Thankfully, if you’re a Google Fi user, Google has some new features in place to protect you against that.According to Google, some of the […]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: All You Need To Know

During last week’s Snapdragon Summit held in Hawaii, Qualcomm presented its new Snapdragon 865 in detail. This gives us high visibility on what’s going to happen at the high-end of the smartphone market for 2020, and here are the key takeaways for those who will be looking for a new phone next year.Next-level camera featuresFrom a consumer standpoint, the theoretical camera performance is the most crucial element of Snapdragon 865 […]

Apple Releases Ios And Ipados 133 With Multiple Bug Fixes

Apple is now rolling out iOS and iPadOS 13.3 to compatible devices. The OTA update size, at least on our iPhone XR, was around 695MB but the number will vary with the device. As with most of the updates that came since iOS 13 released two months ago, 13.3 primarily focuses on fixing all the bugs that continue to plague the OS. There's a laundry list of them, which we can't all mention here, but you can find some of them being mentioned in the update log in the screenshots below. iOS 13.3 change log Apart from those, the update also brings additional options for...

Apple Card Now Lets You Get A 24-Month Interest-Free iPhone Installment Plan

Normally, you can purchase an iPhone with a 24-month installment plan. However, it is not necessarily an interest-free plan, is it?But, it looks like you do not have to worry about that anymore.Apple has introduced a feature for Apple Card which lets you opt for an interest-free 24-month installment plan for a new iPhone purchase.It is also worth noting that Apple has increased the cashback to 6% (instead of 3) […]

Samsung Galaxy S10e Also Starts Receiving Stable Android 10 With One Ui 2

Samsung has been pushing the Android 10-based update of its One UI 2 to Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ devices all across the globe, but one member of the family was missing until now. Starting today, Samsung Galaxy S10e users will also receive the stable variant of the firmware, as per the unit in our office. The package is 1975 MB in size and brings all the fancy One UI 2 features that the Korean manufacturer has advertised earlier this year. Samsung Galaxy S10e screenshots The serial number of the software update is G970FXXU3BSKO/G970FOXM3BSKO/G970FXXU3BSKL and according...

Realme X2 With Snapdragon 730g Coming To India On December 17

Realme has been teasing a Snapdragon 730G-powered phone coming to India for a while now and according to speculations, it was supposed to be the Realme XT 730G. Now, a tweet from Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth confirms that the device will actually arrive as the Realme X2. Another teaser also shows there's also going to be a limited edition Star Wards version of the device but there's no info on its availability yet. It's time to welcome the 2nd surprise! Launching #64MPPerformanceXpert #realmeX2 with:-SD 730G Processor-30W SuperVOOC-32MP Front CameraAnd much moreExcited? RT & reply, few...

Handson With Oppos Prototype With Underscreen Camera

Under-screen cameras are almost upon us as a couple of manufacturers have already revealed that they are working on perfecting the technology so it's ready for the end-user. Today at Oppo's Inno Day 2019, the Chinese manufacturer showcased one of its prototypes that looks pretty close to an actual phone ready for mass production. Interestingly, Oppo's prototype isn't relying only on its front-facing camera novelty - it has a seamless, button-less design with no ports and camera bumps as well. The screen has a big curvature but not as extreme as vivo's NEX 3 or Huawei's Mate 30 Pro...

Saying Goodbye To Windows 10 Mobile Microsoft Ends Support For Its Mobile Os

Windows on mobile is dead. Again. Today ends the support for all Windows 10 Mobile products, meaning there will be no new security updates, no non-security hotfixes and no free support. It's not all over, though, the Office apps for Windows 10 Mobile phones will continue to be supported until January 12, 2021. This means that Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote will continue receiving updates and security patches. Microsoft still recommends that you move to an Android or iOS device, however, and use the Office apps for those platforms. Before we close this chapter of mobile OS...

Nokia 71 Is Going Up To Android 10 The 72 Will Follow It Next Month

And that makes three - HMD has started rolling out the Android 10 update for the Nokia 7.1, after the 8.1 and 9 PureView models got theirs. As usual it's a staged rollout, but some people have already received it and posted a screenshot in the Nokia community forums. The update (V4.08B) is about 1.3GB in size, so it's best to wait until you're at home so you can download it over Wi-Fi and charge your phone if necessary. The changelog is the same as on other phones - dark mode, new gesture navigation, smart reply and better privacy and location controls. This update bumps the security...

Redmibook 13 Arrives With Slim Bezels And 10th Gen Intel Processors

Alongside the highly anticipated Redmi K30 series, we got a sleek ultrabook that brings narrow bezels, a durable metal unibody, 40Whr battery and 10th gen Intel CPUs. The RedmiBook 13 comes with a very compact footprint which is narrower than an A4 sheet and weighs in at just 1.23kg. Upfront we have a 13.3-inch IPS panel with FHD resolution and an advertised 89% screen-to-body ratio. The bezels on the top and sides are quite slim with a slightly larger bottom one which also houses the RedmiBook branding. Under the hood, you get an Intel i5-10210U or i7-10510U paired with 8 GB...

Oppo Announces Coloros Now Has 320m Users Talks Expansion To Latin America And Usa

Following the Oppo Inno Day in Shenzhen where the company announced plenty of new gadgets, we managed to sit down with Alen Wu, VP at Oppo and President of Global Sales. We talked about expansion and current userbase, and there is definitely good news, following the conversation. The first and most important, is that 320 million people are now using a ColorOS-based smartphone. The user interface is based on Android and Oppo plans to keep it that way, unlike other Chinese manufacturers that have developed an alternative just in case. Speaking about the expansion, Wu revealed Oppo...

Redmi K30 K30 5g Specs Price

After several teasers, Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi today unveiled the Redmi K30 and the Redmi K30 5G, which boast 6.67" 120Hz displays and sport 64MP cameras on the back. Redmi K30 5G The Redmi K30 5G is the first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC which brings in 5G connectivity to the device, making it the first Redmi smartphone to support the next-gen network. The smartphone boots Android 10-based MIUI 11 and comes in four memory versions - 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB. The Redmi K30 5G is built around a 6.67" LCD that has a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels...

Realme Buds Air India Price

Realme is all set to launch its first truly wireless earphones - Buds Air - on December 17. The company has already revealed a few features and color options of the Buds Air but hasn't divulged its price. However, thanks to Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart, we know the Buds Air will be priced at INR4,999 ($70/€65) in India. Apart from the price, the listing (which has now been taken down) also revealed that the Buds Air will charge through a USB-C port, unlike the Buds Wireless that draw power through a dated microUSB port. The Buds Air will come with a 12mm bass boost driver and...

Samsung Galaxy S11 Is Coming With A 4500mah Battery

Last week we stumbled upon a battery certification for the upcoming Galaxy S11+ and now we got some news on the smaller S11 which also got its battery certified by SafetyKorea. It appears Samsung is sticking to its new larger cell approach and will outfit the S11 with a 4,500 mAh battery. The S11's battery cell comes with the EB-BG985ABY model number which falls in line with the device's own SM-G985 model number. We also get an image of the actual battery and although it's not the best quality, we can see the minimal capacity comes in at 4,370 mAh while the typical value is listed at...

Existing Google Fi Customers Are Eligible For A Free Nest Mini

Late Monday, Google Fi customers saw a notification for a free Nest Home Mini as a gift to subscribers in time for the holidays. Whether you are currently a Google Fi customer or have been at some point, you might be eligible to receive a free Nest Home Mini. Open the Google Fi App and in the dashboard screen, you should see a "Get your free Nest Mini" notification. Customers should redeem the free Nest Mini before December 31. Via Droid-Life As per Droid-Life customers who have their accounts paused may even be eligible for the free Nest Mini. So if you've used Google Fi at...

Samsung Pushes Stable Android 10 Update To More European Galaxy S10 Phones

Samsung has been expanding its One UI 2 interface to plenty of countries since the beginning of the month. Beta testers have been able to switch to Stable updates, but now reports from the European countries of Slovakia, Greece, and United Kingdom revealed regular users that have purchased a Samsung Galaxy S10+ from a retailer are receiving the glorious notification about an incoming software update. Samsung Galaxy S10+ update log in Slovak Originally, Samsung was expected to begin pushing the update to One UI 2 and Android 10 in January 2020, but now this looks more like the end...

Idc Wearables Industry Surged In Q3 With Soaring Popularity Of Hearables

The International Data Corporation (or IDC) released a new report for the third quarter of this year, focusing on the increasing popularity of products falling under the wearables category of consumer tech. This year, the industry saw a massive growth of 94.6% for wearables in Q3 compared to 2018's third quarter. Huawei Freebuds 3 next to 2nd-gen AirPods Most of the growth is attributed to an expanding category of "hearables" which refer to wireless earbuds, most popularized by Apple with the every-growing trend set by AirPods and all the look-alikes from other...

Oppo Reno3 Pro 5g Full Specs

Oppo will launch the Reno3, Reno3 Pro, and Reno3 Pro 5G this month. The vanilla Reno3 received TENAA certification last week, revealing its design and specs in the process. And now what's believed to be the Reno3 Pro 5G has been certified by the Chinese authority. There are two models of the Reno3 Pro 5G - PCRM00 and PCRT00. But both share the same specs. The Reno3 Pro 5G is built around a 6.5" FHD+ AMOLED display that has a punch-hole in the top-left corner and a fingerprint reader underneath. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core processor which is a part of the Snapdragon 765G...

Apple Reportedly Cutting Back iPhone 11 Production In Anticipation Of iPhone 12

Apple will be launching their next-gen iPhone in 2020, which at the moment is tentatively known as the iPhone 12. The iPhone 12 will come with a host of new features, but it seems that the features might be big enough where customers are apparently hold off on buying the iPhone 11, so much so that Apple could be cutting back on production.This is according to Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang […]

Alleged Huawei P40 Render Surfaces

Come early 2020, it is expected that Huawei will be taking the wraps off its next flagship smartphone, the Huawei P40 and the P40 Pro. That being said, given that we’re nearly towards the end of the year, it also means that it is ripe for the rumor mills to start churning out P40-related rumors and leaks.In fact, in a post shared by GizChina, they have published what is allegedly […]

Windows 10 Mobile Will No Longer Be Supported After December 10

When it comes to mobile devices, Microsoft has pretty much lost on that front where at the moment, the scene is pretty much populated by iOS and Android devices. That being said, we imagine that there are probably some users out there who might be on Windows 10 Mobile, but it looks like your time has come.Microsoft has confirmed that after the 10th of December, there will no longer be […]

Microsoft Math Is An AI App That Can Solve Complex Math Problems

Calculator apps are a dime a dozen but for the most part, you need to know how to solve the problem first. However, what if you don’t know how to solve a math problem? It seems that Microsoft is here to help as the company has since launched a new app called the Microsoft Math Solver.What makes this app pretty cool is the fact that it can solve complicated and […]

Lawsuit Claims Apple And Samsung’s Phones Exceed Radiofrequency Radiation Safety Levels

A good majority of our electronic devices give off radiation, especially our phones. Presumably, they have all been tested and approved by regulatory bodies before they are put on sale, although there was a report from back in August that suggested that phones made by Apple could be exceeding those limits.Now according to a new report, it seems that both Apple and Samsung are facing a lawsuit when a Chicago-based […]

2020 iPhones Could Come With An Even Bigger Battery

With the launch of the iPhone 11, Apple introduced larger batteries to the lineup much to the delight and praise of many of its users. Battery life on the iPhone has been somewhat contentious over the years and many were pleasantly surprised when the new iPhones brought about a substantial jump in battery life.If you are planning on buying 2020’s iPhones, we have some good news for you because according […]

Latest Version Of Opera For Android Gives Any Webpage A Dark Mode

These days, we’re seeing more smartphones and apps introducing dark mode. In case the name wasn’t already familiar, dark mode basically gives an app a dark appearance where it is supposed to be easier to use in low-light situations. It also has the added benefit of being better for battery life, especially with devices that use OLED displays.However, the downside is that dark mode is generally implemented by the developers […]

Google Assistant Now Supports Keep, Any.do & Other Note Apps

While Google Assistant is a feature-rich digital assistant, it lacked the integration for note-taking apps.Surprisingly, it did not support Google Keep or any other third-party note apps. However, in a recent blog post, Google mentioned the support for note-taking apps.Of course, you could have opted to use the in-built note-taking feature of Google Assistant. However, with the integration of Google Keep and other note apps, it makes it convenient to […]

Snapdragon 865 Gets 144Hz Gaming, Performance Boost

This Snapdragon 865 gaming overview deserves to have a standalone article because we’re going to refer to this page in future smartphone coverage. The number of updates since Snapdragon 855 is rather substantial and will have a significant impact on mobile gaming. Kryo 585 CPUAs usual, the CPU clusters of Snapdragon 865 show performance and power-efficiency improvements in the order of ~25% (for each), according to Qualcomm.  The CPU clusters […]

iPhone SE 2 Plus With Full Screen Design Expected To Arrive In 2021

If the rumors are to be believed, Apple could be working on an iPhone SE 2 that could launch in 2020. The rumors are claiming that in terms of design, it will be a departure from the original iPhone SE’s design which looks like the iPhone 5. Instead, the iPhone SE 2 is expected to adopt a more “modern” design where it will be reminiscent of the iPhone 8.Now according […]

Apple’s 2021 iPhones Could Be Completely Wireless

Ever since Apple introduced a USB-C port to the iPad Pro, it has been widely speculated that the company could eventually make a similar change to the iPhone. However, it turns out that will not be the case. Instead, Apple is expected to stick with the Lightning port until 2021, where the company could then introduce a completely wireless iPhone then.While this might sound like a wild rumor, it should […]

Apple Offers Explanation For iPhone 11 Accessing Location Even When Disabled

Just the other day, it was reported that there was an issue with the iPhone 11 handsets where it appeared that even when told not to share location of the user, it continued to do so. It sounded like a bug but when security researcher Brian Krebs asked Apple about it, he was told that this was “expected behavior”.Now in a statement provided to TechCrunch, Apple has offered an official […]

Disgruntled Customer Arrested After Making 24,000 Calls To His Carrier To Complain

We’ve all made calls to our carriers to complain about poor service, being wrongly charged for services, and so on. Usually, it’s a good sign that things are going well if we rarely have to make these calls, but for one 71-year old man in Japan, it seems that there was nothing his carrier could do to make him happy.So much so that he made 24,000 toll-free calls to KDDI […]

Three Houses Caught On Fire, Fake Mobile Phone Charger To Blame

While many smartphone companies might not agree on design, specs, software, and features, there is one thing that they can agree on and that is using official (or officially licensed) accessories. We have heard of many stories in the past about how using an unofficial accessory could result in death or fire, and it looks like we have another story to add to that list.According to a report from Malaysian […]

Official Craigslist App Launches On The iPhone After 11 Years

When it comes to selling things online, Craigslist is one of those places that users turn to. The platform made its debut way back in 1995, way before devices like smartphones and tablets, but yet despite us living in this day and age, Craigslist has yet to make its official debut on the iPhone, at least until now.We should point out that there are actually several third-party Craigslist apps that […]

Snapdragon 865 Camera Features For Top Phones In 2020

On the second day of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, much more technical details have been revealed, and we now have a good picture of what the next-generation high-end phones will be capable of, especially when it comes to photography.Qualcomm is hosting a large international media contingent for its 3-day Snapdragon Summit tech conference in Maui. Ubergizmo is part of the US media group.Qualcomm’s footprint in the overall mobile camera market […]

Qualcomm Helping Apple Develop 5G iPhones As Fast As They Can

According to reports, it has been suggested that Qualcomm will be the company responsible to supply the 5G modems to Apple for 5G iPhones that could arrive in 2020. Apple has yet to confirm their 5G plans, but it seems that during Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit, the company’s CEO pretty much confirmed that they are working with Apple.According to Qualcomm’s CEO Cristiano Amon, it was revealed that Qualcomm and Apple […]

iPhone 11 Continues Using Your Location Even After You Tell It Not To

For a company that seems to pride itself on protecting the privacy of its users, it seems that Apple’s iPhone 11 might have a serious privacy problem. This is according to a report from Krebs On Security in which it was discovered that despite disabling location tracking, the iPhone 11 continues accessing it anyway.For those unfamiliar, iOS has a setting in which it can block location access or limit it […]

Motorola One Hyper Has 64MP Main Shooter, 32MP Pop-Up Selfie Camera for $400

Motorola launched another phone in its One series, the Motorola One Hyper. At $399.99, the Hyper sounds more like a mid-range, however, on the cameras side, it boasts super high-resolution sensors that enable “night vision”.In 2019, Motorola is pushing the envelope to deliver affordable stylish smartphones with top camera features, such as Motorola One Zoom, the Hyper’s older sibling launched at IFA last September.The primary camera is equipped with a […]

Google’s Focus Mode Is Finally Out Of Beta For Android Phones

 Google is working on a bunch of tools to enhance the digital wellbeing feature on Android phones.Focus mode was one of them. To start with, it was only available as a beta feature for testers.Now, with the recent announcement, Google has decided to bring the feature out of the beta phase while making it available to smartphones running on Android 10 and Android 9 Pie – with digital wellbeing in […]

Snapdragon 865 and 765 Announced Along With New Xiaomi and Oppo Phones

It’s that time of the year, and Qualcomm is once again hosting a large group of media and influencers, including Ubergizmo, at the Snapdragon Summit, held in Maui.On the first conference day, Qualcomm has announced two new Snapdragon SoC platforms that will serve the 2020 5G markets globally. At the same time, OEM partners Xiaomi and Oppo came on stage to announce new handsets.First, Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 865, the […]

Apple’s 2020 iPhone Could Use Qualcomm’s Ultrasonic Fingerprint Reader

Ever since Apple ditched Touch ID in favor of Face ID, some have been wondering if perhaps one day Apple could be bringing the feature back. If the rumors are true, that could happen in 2020 as the company has been said to include both Face ID and Touch ID into its iPhones, where Touch ID could finally exist as an in-display sensor.Now according to a couple of reports from […]

John Wick’s Director Shot This Epic Snowball Action Sequence Using Only The iPhone

The best camera that you could possibly own is the one that’s with you. If you don’t take the shot, then it’s as good as not having a camera at all. Granted, there are certain pieces of gear that can probably get the job done a lot faster and a lot better, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t still create something amazing.To prove that, director David Leitch filmed an […]

Apple’s Acquisition Of Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business Has Been Completed

Earlier this year, Apple announced that they would be acquiring Intel’s smartphone modem business, essentially confirming that the company could eventually start building its own smartphone modems which in turn reduces the company’s reliance and dependence on others, like Qualcomm.That being said, naturally such acquisitions aren’t instant and it looks like following the clearing of regulatory hurdles and whatnot, Intel has confirmed that the acquisition has since been completed. According […]

Apple Could Launch Four iPhones In 2020

For the past few years, Apple has launched three iPhones on an annual basis. However, come 2020, Apple is expected to launch as many as four iPhone units. This is according to JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee who claims that for Apple’s fall update cycle, the company could launch as many as four new models.The analyst has predicted that there will be three new iPhone sizes available, where one model will […]

huawei leading the 5g market with 50 commercial contracts

During Shanghai's "5G is now" summit, Huawei's managing director took the time to boast about the company's success in the 5G business. He said that the Chinese telecom equipment supplier managed to secure 50 commercial contracts worldwide making it the biggest 5G equipment supplier in the world. Shipments exceed 150,000 sets and contracts include countries

t mobile launches 5g service on june 28th

T-Mobile is joining its rivals in launching its 5G network in the United States. The carrier confirmed today that its new 5G network will enter service from Friday, June 28th. The service will be extremely limited initially as it will only be available in parts of six cities. It will no doubt increase in the