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...

Sony Redirects Sonymobilecom To The Main Company Site

Sony has started a process of folding Sony Mobile into the main company. The Swedish arm of the mobile division was merged with Sony Nordic, now the company has shut down the SonyMobile.com domain, redirecting users to Sony.com instead. All the information about the Xperia phones is still there, but now they share virtual floor space with Sony's TVs, cameras, media players and other consumer devices. Also, Sony recently moved the Sony Mobile Blog sub-site to MyNewsDesk.com (that's right, the new domain doesn't mention "Sony"). Originally, the site was at SonyEricsson.com. However,...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Online Stock Us

The online stock of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip announced last week quickly depleted in the US and the smartphone is currently available in limited quantities in retail stores across the country. But, Samsung has announced that it will replenish the Galaxy Z Flip's stock at Samsung.com on February 21, Friday, which is also when pre-orders for the S20 lineup begin. The Galaxy Z Flip is the company's second foldable smartphone. It's powered by the Snapdragon 855+ SoC and boasts a 6.7" foldable Dynamic AMOLED display of 2636x1080 pixel resolution. The Z Flip packs a 3,300 mAh battery...

Realme X50 Pro 5g India Price Rumor

Realme will unveil the X50 Pro 5G on February 24 through simultaneous events in Madrid, Spain and New Delhi, India. The company has already revealed most of the phone's specs, but not the price. However, according to a report by the Press Trust of India (PTI) citing a company official, the X50 Pro 5G will be priced around INR50,000 in India, which is around $700/€645 at current exchange rates. Realme is known for aggressively pricing its smartphones so this price increase might prove to be a downer for some. But that's hardly a surprise since the X50 Pro 5G will come with a...

Samsung Is Now Mass Producing Its 6nm And 7nm Euv Chips

Samsung announced it's V1 facility in Hwaseong, Korea has begun mass production of its 6nm and 7nm chips based on the EUV (Extreme Ultraviolet) lithography process. According to Samsung, its EUV capacity under 7nm will triple by end of 2020 and current plans are to start shipping its 6 and 7nm-based mobile chips in Q1. Samsung factory in Hwaseong, South Korea Samsung reached the 7nm chip milestone back in May 2018 and debuted its Exynos 9825 chipset built on the 7nm EUV process with the Galaxy Note10 duo in August 2019. Looking ahead, Samsung will focus on its 4nm and 5nm chip...

Redmi K30 Pro 5g Will Sport 33w Fast Charging

The upcoming Redmi K30 Pro 5G is the upcoming successor to the very popular Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro. We've been seeing more leaks in the past weeks and the latest one comes from China's 3C certification agency and reveals the phone will sport 33W fast charging capabilities. Redmi K30 Pro 5G certification Previously, the phone was spotted on a Geekbench listing , which revealed it's packing the Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with 8GB RAM and runs Android 10. Rumors are also suggesting the device will ship with the 64MP Sony IMX686 main sensor just like on the regular K30. The phone...

Samsung Mistakenly Sends Out Find My Mobile Notification To Random Users

If you received a mysterious message on your Galaxy phone that just said "1", there's no need to be alarmed - this was just an internal test that somehow got sent out to real devices. Samsung explained in a message on the Samsung Members app that this message was a mistake and it will have no effect on users' phones. The "1 1" message received by one user The message was sent to a limited number of devices, but the event was not limited to a particular model or country, reaching from New Zealand to Canada, South America to Singapore. If you did receive it, tapping it does...

Samsung Galaxy A71 5g Specs Geekbench

Samsung announced the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 last December and is preparing to launch their 5G versions soon. The Galaxy A51 5G passed through Geekbench in January, revealing its key specs. Now it's the A71 5G that has popped up on the benchmark database. Samsung Galaxy A71 The Galaxy A71 5G bearing model code SM-A7160, which will be headed to China, will have the Exynos 980 SoC at the helm - the same chipset that will power the Galaxy A51 5G. The A71 5G will run Android 10 out of the box, likely with One UI 2.0 on top. It will have 8GB RAM onboard, but there will likely be...

Iqoo 3 5g To Arrive With 48 Mp Ai Quad Camera Leaked Specs Sheet Reveals

The new gaming device by vivo is going to be called iQOO 3 5G and is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday. The brand teased a lot about the upcoming device, but today a photo of a slide with all key specs leaked, as well as some real-life photos and renders with the three colors. The vivo iQOO 3 5G will have four cameras on the back in a setup that looks similar to what vivo Z6 5G has. The main shooter will be 48 MP while the selfie snapper will be embedded into the display behind a punch hole in the upper right corner. vivo iQOO 3 5G Some of the specs like Snapdragon 865 and...

Embargo Sony Xperia L4 Has A 219 Display Triple Camera And Larger Battery

Sony's new Xperia L4 brings a lot of improvements over its predecessor. For starters it shares a lot of its DNA with Sony's Xperia 1 flagship - it has a triple camera, a 21:9 display and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The display is a 6.2-inch 21:9 HD+ LCD, it's taller than the Xperia L3's 18:9 screen and matches the cinematic ratio of the Xperia 1. The taller aspect makes it more convenient to use two apps simultaneously in portrait mode. The triple camera on the rear includes a 13MP wide-angle with phase detect autofocus, a 5MP ultrawide snapper and a 2MP depth...

Vivo Z6 5g Launch Date

The vivo Z5 launched last July with Snapdragon 712 SoC and 48MP triple camera will get a successor on February 29, dubbed vivo Z6 5G. vivo shared an image on Weibo revealing the Z6 5G's design. It has a punch hole in the display and around the back is a quad camera setup accompanied by a fingerprint scanner. The vivo Z6 will have a Snapdragon 765G SoC at the helm and come with what the company describes as "PC-grade" liquid cooling. It will support dual-mode 5G and pack a 5,000 mAh battery charging at 44W. The rest of the specs of the Z6 5G are currently unknown, but vivo did...

Google Pixel 5 Will Support Reverse Wireless Charging Hidden Android 11 Code Reveals

Android 11 is out now, even if it's just the first Developer Preview it means we already get to see a lot of what makes it tick, months ahead of its final release in Q3. The enterprising folks over at XDA Developers went digging through the Android 11 code and found something intriguing. Basically, it looks like the Pixel 5 will support reverse wireless charging. The feature will be called Battery share in the Settings menu, and will let your Pixel 5 wirelessly charge things such as true wireless earbuds, smartwatches, and even other phones. This feature is obviously nothing new in the...

New Oxygenos Update Finally Reaches The Oneplus 7t With January Security Patch

A few days ago OnePlus started sending out a new update for three of its 2019 smartphones, the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, and 7T Pro. Notably absent from the list was the 7T, which for some reason saw a delayed rollout of what is basically the same update. Now though it is finally going out to OnePlus 7T units in the wild, arriving as OxygenOS 10.0.8 globally and OxygenOS 10.3.1 in India. Once you install this, you'll have the January 2020 security patch level, which is soon to be two months behind, but that's par for the course for OnePlus. The changelog mentions RAM management...

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 […]

Android 11 Is Out In Developer Preview Form With Many Changes

Google's gotten us used to releasing the first Developer Preview of a new Android version in March, but this time around the company has been faster. Android 11/R is now out in the form of Developer Preview 1. As usual, this is not intended to be used by regular consumers because it's very much a first unpolished draft of what will end up being Android 11 later this year. Still, the release is useful because we get a glimpse of the changes headed our way when Android 11 becomes final. Note that this may not be the full list, as Google has the habit of unveiling some more new features...

Our Samsung Galaxy A71 Video Review Is Out

With the written review out, you might want to catch up on what Will has to say about the Galaxy A71 - one of the first updates to the supper successful Galaxy A lineup from last year. As always, the big and sharp Super AMOLED panel is the centerpiece feature, which is a rare sighting in this price range while the long battery life and the solid Snapdragon 730 make the Galaxy A71 a nice all-rounder. It looks like Samsung is kicking off 2020 with a sensible solution. But that doesn't mean the phone doesn't have its downsides that may or may not steer away some potential buyers. Check...

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Has The Most Color Accurate Screen Display Mate Has Ever Tested

Display Mate just published its findings on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra's display and long story short, the new panel set or matched 12 performance records, earning an A+ grade. It received a "visually indistinguishable from perfect" mark on 5 out of the 12 records. The new display is 14% brighter than that of the Galaxy S10 phones and features a High Brightness Mode that improves screen readability in medium and high ambient light levels. This mode allows the screen to produce between 823 nits and 1,342 nits. Also, the screen has been tuned to hit the maximum at a lower ambient light...

Samsung Galaxy S20 S20 And S20 Ultra Go On Preorder On Verizon And At T This Friday

Americans can now make the jump to a Samsung Galaxy S20 phone, here are the deals offered by Verizon and AT&T. And before we get to the prices, we'd like to remind you that the Galaxy S10 phones are discounted up to $300. Verizon will start accepting pre-orders for the S20 Ultra and S20+ on February 21 at 12:01am ET, the first units will be available on March 6. The vanilla S20 will be available in Q2. Samsung Galaxy S20 5G • Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is $1,400 up front or $58.33 a month for 24 months. Note that you...

Coloros 7 Update Schedule Roadmap For China Released

The latest iteration of Oppo's custom Android skin - ColorOS 7 was announced in China last November. We got a preliminary update schedule for several Oppo devices which has now been updated to account for the problems surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak which forced the company to alter its roadmap. In addition, we learn that the Oppo K5 (February 22), Oppo Reno Z (February 26) and , Oppo Reno2 Z (March 31) are all scheduled to get beta builds of Color OS 7. ColorOS 7 stable update roadmap Phase 1 (March 10) Oppo Reno Ace Oppo Reno Ace Gundam Edition Oppo Reno10x...

Iphone 9 Se 2 Potentially Handled On Video Showing An Old School Design

Are you ready to see something old school? We're talking about chunky bezels and a physical home button - we're talking about what could be the iPhone 9 / SE 2. A short hands-on video surfaced of this alleged "affordable iPhone" that has been all over the rumor mill for a while. It's hard to determine the authenticity of this video. The design doesn't match with the OnLeaks renders as the sides of the device appear squared off, a throwback to the iPhone 4 through 5s design. The thick top and bottom bezel on the front and the single camera on the back do match the renders, this phone will...

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? […]

New Coronavirus Tracking App Lets You Know If You’ve Come Into Contact With Known Carriers

One of the criticisms of the Chinese government is how they keep close tabs on its citizens through various surveillance programs. While some might decry this as an invasion of privacy, a recently launched app by the Chinese government shows that maybe there could be some good to it.With this new app, it allows users in China to check and see if they might have come into contact with people […]

GSMA To Hold Meeting This Friday To Determine The Fate Of MWC 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, companies such as LG, NVIDIA, Sony, Amazon, ZTE, TCL, and others have announced that they will be passing on the event or skipping their press conferences due to health concerns. These are by no means small companies which means that there will be less announcements at the event.In fact, the number of companies pulling out from the event has reportedly sent GSMA (the organizer of […]

Meet The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung’s Second Attempt At A Foldable Phone

Following the weeks of rumors that Samsung has another foldable phone in the works, the company has officially announced its second attempt at a foldable device, the Galaxy Z Flip, at its event where the company also took the wraps off their brand new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones.As per the rumors, Samsung will be going with a clamshell-like design for the phone. When the phone is closed, it looks like […]

Samsung Galaxy S20 Just Launched: Our First Impressions

We got our hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S20-series, which is comprised of three models, the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra a trio of phones that have a shared technological foundation, but scale in size and camera capabilities for a maximum market footprint at the high-end.The brand name change is smart and reflects a step function in technical capabilities for both the network support (5G) and camera hardware […]

Popular iOS And Mac Email Apps Are Scrapping Your Data And Selling Them

Apple is a company that has long boasted about their commitment to privacy. However, it seems that the company needs to take a closer look at some of the apps that they are allowing onto its App Store, especially following a report from Motherboard in which it revealed that several popular iOS and Mac email apps have been found to be scrapping data and selling them.In fact, one of those […]

google and dish may form a new carrier in the us

As part of their attempts to convince the DoJ to allow the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, the carriers are in talks with satellite TV provider Dish Network to offload some assets, including wireless spectrum and the Boost Mobile brand. This could lead to the formation of a new wireless carrier in the US. The New

honor 9x pro will feature a triple camera setup

After we got to see the regular Honor 9X last week, now its larger brother the Honor 9X Pro also surfaced in a schematic courtesy of Evan Blass. Overall the two have identical designs and share the pop-up selfie cameras but the Pro will feature a larger display alongside a triple rear camera

how to take better iphone photos

The default camera app for the iPhone is a pretty capable app, but unfortunately, its simplistic interface does give off the impression that it isn’t quite as powerful compared to third-party apps. Here’s how to take advantage of some of the hidden features to help you take better photos on your iPhone.

honor 8x sells out in 15 million units across the globe

Twelve months ago Huawei announced its in-house midrange chipset Kirin 710 that eventually made it to Honor 8X when the handset was announced in September. The smartphone quickly gathered a lot of love with its huge display and battery and smashed multiple internal records. Honor 8X was the best-selling smartphone online in China for four

chrome os will pick up usb tethering support for iphone

As it stands, Chrome OS doesn’t have the capability of tethering to an Apple device for data sharing. While one would assume that people who use Chrome OS notebooks are likely to have an Android smartphone in the first place, it certainly wouldn’t hurt if this functionality was present as well. That’s set to change