Apple May Be Preparing A Budget Version Of Its Airpods Pro

A new report coming from Digitimes speculates that Apple is gearing up to release a "lite" version of its AirPods Pro. Given the successful adoption of its truly wireless (TWS) earbuds line, Apple is aiming to extend its product lineup so that it has three distinct price entries. The new version is expected to slide in between the standard $159 standard AirPods 2 and the $249 AirPods Pro. According to the new report, Taiwan's Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) will likely be the main supplier of the new AirPods Pro Lite (name hasn't been confirmed yet) and the new model will employ...

Google Testing New Back Doubletap Gesture In Android 11 Developer Preview

With the first Android 11 developer preview out, more and more upcoming features are beginning to surface. The latest one is a new double-tap gesture that is performed on the back of the device and triggers the Google Assistant by default but can also be changed to open the camera app. The new feature is codenamed Columbus and is seemingly going to be exclusive to Google's Pixel line initially. The way it works is still a mystery but it appears to be picking up the knock on the back via the accelerometer or gyroscope sensors so it doesn't require special hardware to function. It...

Huawei P40 Series Specs Wi Fi 6 Plus

The Huawei P40 series is expected to arrive next month and if a report coming out of China is to be believed, we'll see the P40 lineup come with Wi-Fi 6+, which is an in-house solution by Huawei. The report also claims that Huawei will announce new Wi-Fi 6+ compatible routers on February 24. It's unclear how exactly Wi-Fi 6+ is better than Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), which we've seen on Samsung's Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10+, and the newly unveiled Galaxy S20 lineup. Huawei P40 Pro Premium • Huawei P40 Pro • Huawei P40 A Huawei exec on Weibo said that smartphones with Wi-Fi 6 can...

Strategy Analytics 5g Smartphone Shipments To Make Up 15 Of Total Market In 2020

According to the latest prediction from Strategy Analystics, 5G smartphones will take up a much larger portion of global shipments this year, growing more than tenfold to reach 199 million shipments worldwide. This translates to an estimated 15% of all smartphone shipments, up from just 1% in 2019. The report also estimates that China, the United States, South Korea, Japan and Germany will account for 90% of all 5G smartphone sales. Global 5G smartphone shipments forecast Despite the growing shipments, the Coronavirus epidemic is expected to limit 5G smartphone shipment volumes....

Iqoo 3 5g Hands On Video

The iQOO 3 5G is arriving on February 25 and just ahead of the launch, the company teased it in an official hands-on video. The clip stops just short of actually showing the phone as it's blurred when in the frame. However, thanks to the images and renders of the phone that surfaced recently, we know what it will look like. Coming back to the video, you can see that a few people check out the iQOO 3 5G and towards the end of the clip, they share their thoughts. It's all in Chinese so can't really get what they are saying, but odds are they were really impressed with the phone. The...

Black Shark 3 5g Confirmed To Have 65w Charging 5000 Mah Battery

Xiaomi's gaming brand Black Shark is preparing a handset with Snapdragon 865, QHD resolution of the screen and up to 120 Hz refresh rate. Today the brand manager posted a poll on Weibo, asking which battery charging + capacity + cycles is the best for gaming devices, effectively revealing the setup of the Black Shark 3 - 65W fast charge, 5,000 mAh battery that goes 0-100% in 38 minutes and that can maintain its charge over 800 full cycles. We know this is the right answer of the poll because all three other are combos of an existing smartphone. 55W fast charge for a 4,500 mAh power...

Funtouchos 10 Rollout Delayed Due To Coronavirus

The Coronavirus outbreak is spoiling the plans of yet another smartphone manufacturer. vivo announced that it will be forced to delay the rollout of its Android 10-based operating system - FuntouchOS 10. The company initially planned to begin beta tests this month but due to the impact of the epidemic, it has to push everything back. FuntouchOS 10 statement vivo now expects its first FuntouchOS 10 public beta to arrive in late March for the NEX 3, NEX 3 5G, NEX S, NEX Dual Display, X27 and X27 Pro. An updated rollout schedule with more phones will be released in the coming...

New Oppo Reno3 Pro Is Now Available For Preorder

Oppo is going to introduce a non-5G version of its Reno3 Pro smartphone, and the first country where it will appear will be India. The introduction of the device is scheduled for March 2, but according to sources, pre-orders have already started - that's 10 days in advance. Retailers in India, including online giants Flipkart and Amazon, will gift an Oppo wireless speaker for the first 1,000 customers who put a downpayment for the purchase. 1,000 more will have the chance to win wireless Oppo Enco earbuds with active noise cancellation or complete damage protection for the...

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus Red Color Variant

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Buds+ TWS earphones last week alongside the Galaxy S20 lineup and Galaxy Z Flip. The Korean conglomerate said the Buds+ will arrive in Black, Blue, White and Red colors, but it didn't actually show the Red variant. Which means we have to rely on leakster Evan Blass to get our first look at it. You can check out its image below. The Galaxy Buds+ come with 2-way speakers (woofer + tweeter) that are tuned by AKG. Each bud packs an 85 mAh battery, offering 11 hours of playback, while the charging case has a 270 mAh battery that doubles the playback time. The...

Lg V60 Thinq Press Render

The images of the LG V60 ThinQ that leaked earlier this month revealed a few of its specifications. Now the smartphone has appeared in an official-looking render, giving us our best look at it. The image tells us that the V60 ThinQ will feature a waterdrop notch display with a single selfie camera, like the V50S, rather than the dual selfie camera and a wider notch of the V50. The V60 ThinQ has slim bezels and the earpiece appears to be wider than its predecessor's, suggesting the phone might come with dual speakers. The V60 ThinQ has a gold-colored frame, with the volume rocker...

Oppo Reschedules Find X2 Launch For March 6

Oppo was going to unveil the Find X2 series at MWC and it even scheduled a launch event for tomorrow, February 22. However, with the conference in Barcelona being cancelled, the company announced it postpone the launch. Thanks to what appears to be a leaked invitation, we now know the Oppo Find X2 will arrive on March 6, and we expect to see Oppo's new smartwatch for good measure. The Oppo Find X2 lineup will be bring Snapdragon 865 chipsets and QHD+ displays that some people keep calling 2K for some reason. Memory is likely to be 8GB RAM + 256GB storage and the battery cells...

Tmobile Unveils Its Preorder Deals For The Galaxy S20 Family

Following Verizon and AT&T, today T-Mobile has finally revealed its introductory offers for the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra. The trio is due to go up for pre-order in the States on February 21. First off, the magenta carrier is giving you up to $500 back with a qualifying trade-in. You get the full amount for devices such as Apple's latest (down to the iPhone X), a Samsung flagship (S9 or newer), a Google Pixel 3/3 XL or 4/4XL, or a OnePlus 7 Pro, 7T, 7T Pro 5G McLaren. You only get $300 for older devices (or Google's mid-rangers), and the trade-in value drops to $200 for...

Samsung Galaxy A70 Receives Android 10 Update With One Ui 20

Samsung has been moving faster with software updates for its devices for Android 10, and the change of pace is refreshing to see compared to how slowly it rolled out previous new Android iterations. The Galaxy A30 and A50s from last year have already been tasting that Android 10 sweetness, and today the Galaxy A70 is joining them. Samsung has started the rollout of Android 10 for this device in Ukraine. As usual, expect more and more countries to see it in the coming days and weeks. The update arrives over-the-air as a 2.06GB download, and once you have installed it you'll 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 […]

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Debuts In India Ships On February 26

The Galaxy Z Flip seems to have exceeded Samsung's sales expectations, at least in some parts of the world including the US. It remains to be seen if it's going to manage to be as successful in India, but we'll soon find out. Today the Korean company officially introduced its second foldable smartphone in the subcontinent. Like elsewhere, there's only one version of the Z Flip, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It's priced at INR 1,09,999, which right now translates into $1,525 or €1,422. That means it's more expensive in India than in the US, but cheaper than in the EU....

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 Is Temporarily Slashing Prices Of The Note10series Now 150 Cheaper

US customers can take advantage of this great Samsung offer on the official website. If you were planning to get either the Galaxy Note10 or the Note10+, now is a very good time. For a limited time, both of these devices will be available at a reduced price in all storage variants. The base Note10 variant will cost you $800 while the Note10+ starts at $1050, which is rather interesting because the former is now cheaper than its predecessor. Samsung is also giving away a pair of AKG N700NC M2 noise-canceling wireless headphones to sweeten the deal - these can be bought separately...

Cr Chinese Market Accounted For Nearly Half Of All 5g Smartphones Sales In 2019

According to the latest report from Counterpoint Research China accounted for 48% of all 5G smartphone shipments in 2019. Huawei (including Honor) captured 74% of 5G smartphone sales in China while Samsung was the global leader with a 40% market share. In addition, the overall smartphone sell-through (percentage of devices sold by retailers) declined by 8% compared to 2018. This is even greater than the global smartphone sell-through decline of 3%. Huawei and Honor were the only two major players to see shipment sales growth in China throughout 2019 with a combined increase of 28%....

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 May Finally Let Iphone Users Select Their Default Apps

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is considering opening up its iOS and iPad OS so that users can select their own default apps. In addition, the Cupertino tech giant may also open up its HomePod speaker to third-party music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. The report comes from unnamed sources close to the situation. Apple has yet to make any official comment on the matter. According to the new development, Apple is looking into giving you a choice to select a third-party web browser and mail app for starters. The company has long been scrutinized for locking...

Oppo Colors 7 Trial Version Update India

Oppo unveiled Android 10-based ColorOS 7 last November and today the company announced that its trial version is available for a total of ten devices in India, including its recent flagships. Check out the list below: Oppo Reno Oppo Reno 10x zoom Oppo Reno2 Oppo F11 Oppo F11 Pro Oppo R17 Oppo R17 Pro Oppo Find X Oppo Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition Oppo Find X SuperVOOC Edition Those of you interested in giving the trial version a try can head over to your phone's Settings > Software Updates menu, tap on the gear icon in the upper right corner, and tap on...

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, […]

Omnivision Unveils 64mp 1 17 Image Sensor With 8k Video Support

OmniVision unveiled its first 64MP image sensor, the OV64C. It's a 1/1.7" sensor, as large as the Sony IMX686 and Samsung ISOCELL GW1, two competing 64MP sensors. This size and resolution means that individual pixels measure 0.8µm. This is a Quad Bayer sensor (or, 4-cell color filter array, as OmniVision calls it), so it can output 16MP images with effective 1.6µm pixels. Additionally, the remosaic algorithms can output full resolution 64MP photos or use cropping to achieve 2x digital zoom (with 16MP output). Interestingly, this sensor features a "type 2, 2x2 microlens PD autofocus",...

Tecno Camon 15 And Camon 15 Pro Bring 48 Mp Quad Cameras To The Midrange Market In India

In a world where the mid-range smartphone market gets denser and denser, Tecno released two more phones to try and snatch a bigger piece of the pie. The devices are called Camon 15 and Camon 15 Pro and arrive as the first devices with a 48MP quad shooter in their respective price ranges. Common points also include Android 10 and plenty of AI features. The Camon 15 is the more modest one - it's built around a 6.55" display with a punch-hole for the 16MP selfie camera in the upper left corner. The battery is 5,000 mAh with "safe charge", whatever that means. Tecno Camon...

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 […]

Apple Pay Users Can Now Scan Receipts To Pay For Their Purchases

Apple Pay can be used to make online purchases. It can also be used to make offline purchases at stores where users simply tap their iPhones or Apple Watches at compatible POS terminals. However, what if a retailer or restaurant does not have those terminals installed? Now there is a new way of paying.POS service provider Clover has recently announced a new feature called Scan to Pay where smaller retailers […]

Microsoft Extends Project xCloud Preview To iOS Devices

Back in 2018, Microsoft announced that they would be dipping their toes into the game streaming market with an upcoming service known as Project xCloud. This is where users can stream Xbox games onto pretty much any device. The service was later launched in preview where gamers on Android could participate in it.If you do not own an Android device but would love to check out xCloud, you’re in luck […]

Essential Announces That They Will Be Ceasing Operations And Shutting Down

When Essential was first announced, there was a lot of hype and expectations surrounding the company’s product, the Essential Phone. This is due to the fact that Andy Rubin is behind Essential, where his experience with the Sidekick and also being the father of Android led to quite high expectations.Unfortunately, the phone failed to live up to the hype, but Essential did tease that they would be working on something […]

How To Use Android’s Clipboard Like A Pro

A clipboard is a specific storage space where the information of what you cut/copy resides temporarily. Technically, the data is stored in your RAM and helps you quickly access the data you cut/copied from a document.In most of the cases, we are talking about the text you copy that you would want to paste somewhere else.But, what do you do if you want to manage the contents of your clipboard? […]

check out our video on gaming vs mainstream flagships

Smartphone gaming's golden age is upon us and it has brought a number of handsets that claim to be specifically crafted for and targeted at gamers. However, unlike the gaming PCs these gaming phones have the exact same internals as their mainstream counterparts and it got us wondering if they really offer anything

a samsung galaxy m90 could be in the works

Premium-budget? That would probably be the best possible way to describe the alleged Galaxy M90. There is hardly any info on the handset yet and this is the first time we are even hearing of an "M" device so high in the double digits. Plus, the scoop comes from one of the lesser-known Twitter

apple could use pro moniker for the iphone 11

Straight off the bat, you should definitely take this info with a grain of salt for more than a few reasons. The most obvious being Apple's legendary secrecy when it comes to its future releases. And then there is the fact that the original source - leakster CoinX on Twitter has a fairly short

samsung galaxy a90 5g gets bluetooth certification

The latest and probably most high-end, if numbers are anything to go by, addition to the Galaxy A line should be arriving shortly. After a quick stop overt at Geekbench last month, the Galaxy A90 was then certified by the Wi-Fi alliance. Now the phone was spotted getting greenlit from the Bluetooth Special Interest

samsung galaxy a90 5g gets gets bluetooth certification

The latest and probably most high-end, if numbers are anything to go by, addition to the Galaxy A line should be arriving shortly. After a quick stop overt at Geekbench last month, the Galaxy A90 was then certified by the Wi-Fi alliance. Now the phone was spotted getting greenlit from the Bluetooth Special Interest