Realme X50 Pro 5g Launch Event Live Stream

Realme is set to announce its first flagship of the year today, dubbed Realme X50 Pro 5G. The smartphone will be unveiled at simultaneous events in Spain and India, which will begin at 10AM CET/9AM UTC and will be streamed live. You can follow the announcement by tuning to the YouTube stream below. Realme teased many of X50 Pro 5G features already features of the flagship already, confirming Snapdragon 865 SoC with 5G modem, up to 12GB RAM, up to 256GB storage and Android 10-based Realme UI. The X50 Pro 5G will sport a 90Hz Super AMOLED display, support Wi-Fi 6, and come with 65W...

Sony Xperia 10 Ii Arrives Big Battery

The Xperia 1 II flagship and Xperia Pro professional tool were were the stars of today's Sony event, but the Xperia 10 II (pronounced Xperia Ten Mark Two) might well become the best seller. The phone brings an efficient Snapdragon 665 chipset (4GB RAM, 128GB storage), three cameras (ultrawide, regular and telephone) and the biggest battery of any Sony mid-ranger to date. The Sony Xperia 10 II packs a 6" OLED panel with a 21:9 CinemaWide ratio and Full HD+ resolution. It has an 8MP ultrawide angle shooter with 16mm focal length equivalent, a 12MP main snapper with PDAF and an...

Sony Introduces The Xperia 1 Ii With Brighter Cameras Xperia Pro Tags Along

In light of the MWC 2020 cancellation Sony had an online event to announce its new flagship. Dubbed Sony Xperia 1 II (reads Xperia One Mark Two) it brings the latest chipset, a revamped camera setup, and 5G support. Alongside it the company also confirmed that it's developing the Xperia Pro, which is meant to server as a professional tool for video makers. Sony Xperia 1 II This year's Sony flagship is built around a 6.5" 4K HDR OLED panel with the now-familiar 21:9 cinematic ratio. Sony skipped on a high refresh rate screen and chose to implement Motion Blur Reduction instead. It...

Watch The Introduction Of The New Sony Xperia Devices

MWC 2020 might be canceled, but Sony decided to go through with the launch of its next Xperia lineup through an online presentation. We expect to see at least two new phones - a flagship named Xperia 1 II and a mid-ranger by the name Xperia 10 II. The event begins at 8:30AM CET/7:30AM UTC and you can follow it live by tuning to the livestream below. The Xperia 1 II appeared in renders with a 6.6" OLED panel and three cameras, lined up vertically in the upper left corner. Last year the entry-level Xperia L3 was also part of the MWC announcement, but this time around it arrived...

Samsung Wants To Sell Its Foldable Displays To Other Companies

Samsung has been working on foldable displays for quite a while now, and last year, the technology finally made its debut on the Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone. To date, there still aren’t that many companies coming forward with similar devices, but that could change in the future.This is because Samsung Display has announced the commercialization of its ultra-thin glass that can be used in the development of smartphones with foldable […]

Smartphone Addiction Found To Physically Alter Our Brains

Most of us these days have smartphones. These are incredible devices that allow us to do more than make phone calls. We can surf the web, play games, draw, record high-quality videos and photos, and more. With that, it’s not surprising that there are some who spend more time on their phones compared to others.However, it seems that maybe we should consider putting our phones down every now and then. […]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 Modems Might Find Its Way Into 2021’s iPhones

It is largely expected that Apple’s iPhones could be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modems this year for 5G connectivity. This relationship between Apple and Qualcomm is also expected to continue for a while, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to hear that it is possible that with 2021’s iPhones, Apple could be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 modem.Qualcomm has recently announced their latest modem in the form of […]

Week 8 In Review Midrange Phone Announcements Instead Of Mwc Teasers

Week 8 of 2020 was supposed to be marked by the teasers leading up to this year's Mobile Wolrd Congress but with that getting cancelled plans changed. We still got some new phones - LG brought its K-series trio, while Sony brought the Xperia L4. Meanwhile Sharp brought its R5G flagship that will unfortunately remain confined to Japan for the time being. Meanwhile the Galaxy S20 trio that got announced last week kept making headlines - the S20 Ultra topped DisplayMate's test, while Samsung promised to enable 120Hz mode at the highest QHD+ resolution in a future update. The rumor...

Sony Xperia Event Rumor Roundup

Even though Sony isn't doing all too well in terms of sales, its products are still bringing plenty of innovation so the Xperia phones are one of the most anticipated handsets each year. The next Xperia flagship from the company is coming tomorrow and it's time to have a look back at the rumors we saw to get an idea of what to expect. First of all, we still don't know what the actual name of the next Xperia flagship would be. Some say it's called Xperia 1.1 others claim that it's a Plus variant of the Xperia 5 called Xperia 5 Plus. Of course, there's a possibility that these are the names...

Top 10 Trending Phones Of Week 8

Our trending chart is still dominated by the major announcements from last week, when Samsung and Xiaomi introduced their new flagships. However, Sony's newly unveiled L4 made a great start and shot up right into the second place. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra retains is the lead, while in third we have the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. Xiaomi's new phones have basically switched places with the vanilla 10 now down in seventh. Last week it was second with the 10 Pro ninth. Samsung's Galaxy A51 has taken advantage of the hype around the new phones dying down a bit to gain a spot and so did the...

Flashback The Sony Xperia S Was The First Phone After The Divorce With Ericsson

This week the SonyMobile.com domain was redirected to Sony.com. This reminded us of eight years ago when a similar move was made and SonyEricsson.com became SonyMobile.com. So, today's Flashback article is dedicated to the first smartphone to launch after the Sony/Ericsson divorce. The Sony Xperia S was a clean break from the old designs. It had a blocky look with a convex curve on the back, the exact opposite of the concave curve that the Xperia Arc had. An interesting design element was the transparent band that lit up when you pressed one of the capacitive keys. The band was also...

Weekly Poll Xiaomi Mi 10 And Mi 10 Pro Bring The S865 Skimp On Zoom Was That A Mistake

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 was an odd duck - well-loved, but its chipset of choice left many wanting. The new Mi 10 duo is both larger and more powerful than Note and it's usually the other way around. The Xiaomi Mi 10 brings the Snapdragon 865 chipset, the performance of which is a class above the S730G found in the Note phone. It also enables 5G connectivity, which is becoming increasingly important as carriers have already covered major metropolitan areas around the world. The upgrade to UFS 3.0 storage (from 2.0) will be tangible as well. Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro The...

Weekly Poll Results Samsung Galaxy S20 Trio Excites Galaxy Z Flip Proves Controversial

Last week's poll shows the new Samsung S-series flagship trio has hit the mark, but the company's second take on a foldable phone is not doing so hot. However, the common thread in all four polls was that the prices have gotten too high. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra got the best reception. Even the polish that the Galaxy Note20 will bring six months from now can't draw people away from the awesome features of the Ultra. Less awesome is its price tag - half of voters think it's too expensive. And while prices will fall over time, not everyone is keen on waiting. The Samsung...

Samsung South Korea Factory Shutdown

The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease that has claimed the lives of over 2,000 people around the world at the time of writing this has affected the tech industry as well. Mobile World Congress (MWC) that was slated to kick-off on February 24 has been canceled and the supply chains of smartphone brands in China are also expected to take a hit. Now news coming out of South Korea tells us that Samsung has shut down a smartphone plant in Gumi after an employee got infected with Coronavirus. This factory, where Samsung manufactures Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip, will remain shut...

Dxomark The Oneplus 7t Pro Is Just Behind The Galaxy S10 As Far As Cameras Go

OnePlus phones have never been famous for their camera capabilities and the 7 Pro is the first phone from the company employing the full set of focal lengths users seek. But according to DxOMark's latest camera review, the 7T Pro, which has the same hardware and software the 7 Pro has, is fairly competitive getting right behind the Galaxy S10 and the Huawei P30 Pro. The overall score of the phone's camera performance is 114 points, while the Galaxy S10 and the Huawei P30 Pro both scored 116. It's a pretty decent score and the reviewers outline the accurate exposure and the wide dynamic...

Lg G8 Thinq T Mobile Android 10 Update

The LG G8 ThinQ received the Android 10 update in South Korea last November, and later in January, it was rolled out in the US to the unlocked units as well as those locked to Sprint and Verizon's networks. AT&T released Android 10 for the G8 ThinQ earlier this month, and now units locked to T-Mobile's network are also receiving the latest version of Android. A detailed changelog of the new firmware is currently unavailable, but screenshots shared by Redditors who received the update reveal it comes with LG Pay support, bug fixes and security and system improvements. The update...

Exclusive Heres Our First Look At The Infinix S5 Pro Specs In Tow

While rummaging in our inbox today, we stumbled upon these images of the Infinix S5 Pro in the wild. After some back and forth with our tipster we were able to verify that this is the as of yet unannounced Pro variant of the Infinix S5 by the Hong Kong-based maker. The pictures offer a comprehensive view of the phone and we got little specs to go along. We can clearly see the Infinix S5 Pro will have a large screen, not that it's surprising seeing how the Infinix S5's panel already stretches to 6.6 inches. The non-Pro packed an octa-core Helio P22 with 4GB of RAM so we'd expect the...

Realme Smart Tv Launch Date

Realme had scheduled an MWC event on February 24 in Barcelona, Spain where it was going to unveil the X50 Pro 5G flagship smartphone and its first smart TV. But with MWC canceled, the company will unveil the X50 Pro 5G on the same date through an online event in Madrid, Spain and an actual simultaneous event in New Delhi, India. Realme has revealed quite a lot of features of the X50 Pro 5G already but has largely kept mum about its smart TV. It was teased by the company's Indian branch recently, and in an interview on YouTube, Realme's Indian CEO Madhav Sheth revealed the smart TVs will...

Meizu 17 Coming In April With 90hz Display

Meizu phones are rather exotic but that doesn't mean they don't have their fan base. So those of you patiently waiting for Meizu's next flagship, we have some good news and some bad news. The bad bit is that you can expect the phone to arrive sometime in April - a bit later than expected - while the good news is that the so-called Meizu 17 will offer flagship-grade 90Hz OLED panel. That's at least according to a reputable Weibo leakster. Screenshots from the new Flyme 7 UI He even shared a couple of screenshots from the UI hinting that the new Flyme UI will be just as smooth as...

Oneplus 8 Pro Live Image

Last October we got our first look at the OnePlus 8 Pro through leaked CAD renders and now a live image of the smartphone has surfaced. This picture, showing the back of the OnePlus 8 Pro, doesn't reveal anything new but corroborates previous leaks. You can see there are three cameras aligned vertically in the center, with a 3D ToF unit placed on the left side and the flash right below. We've also seen renders of the vanilla 8, which looks similar to the Pro version but skips the 3D ToF module, has a smaller earpiece and a thinner top bezel. OnePlus has a Lite variant as well,...

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha Coming To India

While everyone is hopping onto the foldable phone train, Xiaomi is creating a niche of its own with the Mi Mix Alpha. But just like every exotic and novel piece of tech, we expect the Alpha not only to be expensive but also limited to certain markets. Well, besides China, the Mi Mix Alpha might step into India as well, as per the landing page that just came up on Xiaomi's official Indian page. This gives us more hope about the device's existence after the company delayed the device indefinitely. Still, there's no official word from Xiaomi about the device's status so all we can do...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Pre Order Sold Out India

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip announced last week went live in India yesterday and the smartphone was out of stock within minutes in the country. The Galaxy Z Flip is priced at INR109,999 ($1,530/€1,410) in India and was up for pre-booking through the company's official site and select retail stores across the country. Samsung didn't reveal how many units of the Z Flip were sold, but it did say that pre-bookings are on hold and will re-open soon. Thank you for the overwhelming response to #GalaxyZFlip. Pre-bookings are now on hold and will re-open soon. Get Notified....

Verizons Galaxy S9 Is Now Receiving Android 10 Update With One Ui 20

Samsung started rolling out the update to Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top to the Galaxy S9 in late January, and today this has reached those units sold by Verizon in the US. The update will arrive over-the-air in the next few days, as it's likely to be undergoing a staged rollout. After installation, you'll be running Android 10 with Samsung's brand new One UI 2.0 on top, and you'll also have the February 2020 security patch level, which is still the most up-to-date there is. Your new software version after installation will be QP1A.190711.020.G960USQU7DTA8. If your phone hasn't yet...

Google Removes 600 Apps From The Play Store Over Disruptive Ads

These days, we’re starting to see more apps take the free-to-play approach. It is understandable because by removing the cost to play the game, players might be more tempted to give it a shot. However, developers and publishers still need to get paid, and as a result, ads are typically inserted into these games as a means of generating revenue.Unfortunately, sometimes the ads chosen by developers and publishers can be […]

Microsoft To Bring Its Antivirus App To iOS And Android Devices

On the mobile front, Microsoft hasn’t done quite as well as the competition. Instead, the company has opted to try and take on the mobile industry through software, where they have released apps for both iOS and Android devices. Now it looks like Microsoft will be expanding on that with its antivirus software.The company had previously released its Defender antivirus app for Mac computers last year, and now they have […]

This Mask Protects You From The Coronavirus While Supporting Face ID

It has been suggested that wearing a face mask is one of the ways you can protect yourself from the coronavirus outbreak. However, the problem with face masks is that it interferes with the way we use our phones, especially iPhones that rely on Face ID to unlock as Apple has designed it so that it cannot be beaten by masks.Or can it? Designer and artist Danielle Baskin has launched […]

Mozilla Brings Its Firefox VPN Service Onto Android

There are plenty of VPN options available on mobile devices, but if you’re looking for an alternative, you might be interested to learn that Mozilla has since released its VPN app for mobile devices. However, it should be noted that as it stands, it is currently in closed beta so you’ll need an invite to use it, at least for now.In case you’re hearing this for the first time, Mozilla’s […]

Samsung Sent A Mysterious Notification To Potentially Millions Of Users

We’ve heard about unintentional notification messages from third-party applications.However, a push notification from Samsung via Find My Mobile app that does not make sense could be alarming.And, that’s what happened recently.Samsung accidentally sent a message that included “1” as the message via Find My Mobile app. Originally, the message arrived a while back (Thursday morning).The message was received by several Samsung users including the new Samsung S flagship devices and […]

Apple To Let Users Switch To Third Party Default Apps

Normally, for an iOS device, you do not get to change the default apps to any other services than that of Apple.For instance, the default browser is Safari and you cannot change it to Google Chrome.It has been this way and it is currently the way how it works. However, as per a recent report by Bloomberg, you might be able to switch apps for your default browsers, music players, […]

Alleged iPhone SE 2 Caught On Video

If the rumors are to be believed, Apple will be announcing the iPhone SE 2 soon. Now thanks to a video that has made its way online, it seems that someone might have gotten their hands a working prototype of the upcoming handset, although do be warned, there is a good chance it could be fake.Why do we say this? If you have been following the rumors, the iPhone SE […]

This Japanese Smartphone Will Prevent You From Taking Naked Selfies

In this day and age where everyone has a smartphone with a camera, it’s not surprising that many have taken the opportunity to snap a naughty selfie every now and then. However, over in Japan, Tone Mobile has launched a new smartphone in the form of the Tone e20 that apparently will stop users from snapping naked photos of themselves.So how does this work? Basically the phone will come with […]

Coronavirus Could Hit The Smartphone Industry Hard

As many of you are aware by now, the coronavirus outbreak has impacted the world in more ways than one. Travel has been affected, people have died, and of course the market has also been affected where companies have been forced to suspend operations to help prevent further spreading of the virus.Apple themselves have also warned that they might miss their own revenue guidance, but it seems that the Cupertino […]

Pokemon GO Will Block Players If It Detects Custom Recoveries

One of the things to love about Android is its customizability and flexibility. For example, users can create custom recovery partitions on their devices where they can use it to flash custom ROMs, root their devices, make backups, and so on, in more robust and alternate ways apart from the official Google method.However, it seems that Niantic does not like the idea of custom recoveries existing on the phones of […]

Reference To Pixel 5 Spotted In AOSP

The other day an alleged render showed us what we might be able to expect from the upcoming Google Pixel 5. While it is more or less a given that Google will announce a new Pixel smartphone this year, it looks like evidence is starting to surface that suggests that Google has already begun working on it.This is according to a recent sighting in the Android Open Source Project in […]

LG Adds Impressive Upgrades To Its Budget K Series Lineup

If you are looking for a budget device, LG’s new lineup of its K series smartphones could be an interesting choice.The new additions include three new phones – K61, K51S, and K41S. The K61 being the premium option of the bunch offers a lot of essential features for the price.You might want to check out the specifications and the pricing for it as per the official reveal.Each of the smartphones […]

Apple Warns Of iPhone Supply Shortages Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China, many factories have since been forced to shut down. Also, due to people getting sick or being suspected of having the virus, many are being quarantined which ultimately affects the workforce. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Apple has since issued a warning about potential iPhone supply shortages.According to Apple, “While our iPhone manufacturing partner sites […]

TCL Smartphone Concept Features An Expandable Display

You must have heard about the new folding smartphones by Motorola and Samsung (RAZR and Galaxy Z Flip, respectively).Even though you consider those to be the next big innovations – TCL’s leaked photos of its prototype smartphone (originally shared by CNET) adds more competition to the table.It looks like the upcoming TCL smartphone might end up offering an expandable display (meaning, you can slide-out the extension of a screen) as […]

The Galaxy Z Flip May Have Used A ‘Fake Glass’ As Tests Show

The Galaxy Z Flip has been in the limelight for all the good reasons. It is potentially better than Motorola’s RAZR and offers a good design – for many users.However, the impressive verdict for the phone might be limited to the specs on paper.In a recent durability test by JerryRigEverything, it looks like Samsung may have used a ‘fake glass’ in the Galaxy Z Flip.The confusion arrives when the durability […]

5G iPhones Might Not Have The Fastest (Theoretical) Upload Speeds

5G offers various improvements over 4G, a couple of which are its speeds where it is proven to feature both faster download and upload speeds. However, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he believes that the upcoming 5G iPhone, it might not necessarily be capable of hitting max upload speeds.This is because previously it was rumored that the 5G iPhone could support 2×2 MIMO uplink, where the device might feature the […]

Apple Could Design Its Own 5G Antenna For This Year’s iPhone

With Apple and Qualcomm having set aside their differences, it is widely expected that with this year’s iPhone, Apple could be turning to the use of Qualcomm’s modems for 5G connectivity. However, it seems that it won’t be all Qualcomm and that Apple could actually be contributing to the design process.According to a report from Fast Company, it appears that Apple isn’t too pleased with Qualcomm’s QTM 525 mmWave antenna […]

Google’s Pixel 5 XL First Prototype Render Shows Something Unique

We are almost 9 months away for the big reveal of the upcoming Google Pixel – but we already have a leaked image of a prototype render for the Pixel 5 XL.Front Page Tech hosted by Jon Prosser shared one of the three prototype design renders for the Pixel 5 XL.To come up with a design, Google usually makes several prototype renders and then selects on one of them. Here, […]

Analysts Believe Companies Could Ship 100 Million Foldable Phones By 2025

Are foldable phones the next big thing in smartphone design? Will foldable phones represent the new standard of smartphones moving forwards? That’s hard to say, but it seems over at Strategy Analytics, the company’s analysts are pretty optimistic about foldable phones, especially over the next five years.They believe that through 2025, more companies including Apple are expected to hop onto the foldable bandwagon. As such, they believe that this will […]

Samsung, LG Could Be Making Portable Monitors For Smartphones

The size of our smartphone displays have come a very long way since back in the day. However, we imagine that there probably still several instances where we wished we had a bigger screen. Now according to a report out of Korea, it seems that both Samsung and LG could be working on a solution.This is said to come in the form of portable displays which would allow users to […]

You Can Avoid Robocallers And Sue Them Back With This App

We’ve reported about the world’s first lawyer app several times here. The app that helps you cancel your free trials and perform several actions right from a single app is known as DoNotPay.Now, you will be able to cancel robocallers and sue them as well – with the help of its new service “Robo Revenge“.Of course, Robocallers is a real issue, even FCC wanted to fine a man $13 million […]

Samsung Just Lowered The Prices Of Its Galaxy S10 Lineup

Samsung recently announced its new smartphones in the form of the Galaxy S20 series. These phones are by no means cheap, but the good news is that if you want to save some money and don’t necessarily need to have the latest or greatest smartphone (at the moment), Samsung has your back.In addition to launching the Galaxy S20 lineup, Samsung has also announced that they will be keeping the Galaxy […]

4G Variants Of The Samsung Galaxy S20 Will Be Offered In Some Markets

Unlike last year’s Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones, Samsung made it a point to offer up 5G across all of its Galaxy S20 smartphones this year. This is no doubt good news for those looking to hop onto the 5G bandwagon, but at the same time, 5G still isn’t quite as widely-available around the world just yet.For those countries and markets that have yet to roll out 5G, it seems that […]

Android’s New ‘Emoji Kitchen’ Will Make Chatting A Lot More Fun

One of the problems with emojis is that they tend to be a bit static. While many companies have expanded on the number of different types of emojis over the years, we reckon that it could stand to be a bit more varied. Thankfully, Google has an idea and that is to combine various emojis together to create new mashups.This new series of emojis will be available for Android users […]

WhatsApp Now Has More Than 2 Billion Users Worldwide

WhatsApp is one of the more popular messaging apps in the world, and according to the company’s latest announcement, they have definitely proven that. WhatsApp has recently revealed that its messaging platform is currently home to more than 2 billion users around the world.That is a very impressive figure as there are not many messenger apps that can claim that. The closest we think that could potentially challenge WhatsApp would […]

Apple Pay Could Soon Account For 10% Of Global Card Transactions

While Apple Pay is still somewhat limited in terms of availability, it seems that there are enough users who are using the service where according to data gathered by research firm Bernstein, they estimate that by 2025, Apple Pay could be big enough where it could potentially account for 1 in 10 global card transactions.As it stands, Apple Pay can be used for both online and offline purchases, where users […]

Samsung’s Galaxy Home Mini Is Now Available, Sort Of

galaxy home miniAccording to the rumors and reports, Samsung was expected to officially announce the availability of the Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker at its Unpacked event. That did not happen, but it seems that the speaker is actually now available, although not exactly in the way that many of us imagined.In a report from TizenHelp, it has been discovered that over in Korea, Samsung has officially released the Galaxy […]

samsung galaxy s10 august 2019 security patch

Samsung has released a new software update for the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e which bumps up the Android security patch level on these smartphones to August 1, 2019. This new update sports version number G97*FXXS3ASH1 and requires a small download of around 100MB. However, apart from the latest security patch, the changelog doesn't mention

huawei is working on its own mapping service

Huawei officially confirmed that it's working on a mapping service of its own to reduce its reliance on Google's services after the US ban. Currently, the company is prohibited from using US technologies without a special approval and as it turns out, Huawei still isn't able to use Google Maps in its overseas phones. So