Last week we came upon a early look at the upcoming Galaxy A51's L-shaped quad cameras. The phone also popped up on Geekbench bearing the SM-A515F model number which revealed it would pack the Exynos 9611 SoC and 4GB RAM just like the Galaxy A50s.
Now, we get our first set of renders of the A51 which reveal the quad-cam setup on the back and a centered punch hole in the display similar to the Note10 series.
The upcoming Samsung midranger appears to have minimal bezels with a flat display measuring in at 6.5-inches with a punch hole for the 32MP selfie camera. The dimensions are...
The Realme X2 Pro unveiled last month will go on sale today in Europe at 9 AM CET.
It will be available for purchase through the company's official European site with shipping available to Spain, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and the UK.
Those living in the UK, France, Italy, and Spain will be able to buy it from Amazon as well.
The Realme X2 Pro is offered in Neptune Blue and Lunar White colors and comes in three memory versions - 6GB/64GB priced at 399, 8GB/128GB priced at 449, and 12GB/256GB that costs 499. However, those living in the...
Honor is the last team to issue a flagship in the end of the calendar year, with the V lineup usually getting a refresh in December. Today the company announced the V30 will be introduced a bit earlier - the official launch will take place on November 26.
Official posters of the Honor V30
When the Honor V20 was announced, it was the first smartphone on the market with a punch-hole screen, and the Honor V30 will keep that design, but now the cutout is oval, instead of circular, to make room for the two cameras. The display is likely to remain a flat LCD since the fingerprint...
Oppo's custom Android skin ColorOS 7, which will be detailed on November 20 at an event in Beijing, China, will be launched in India on November 26.
Oppo has sent out "Save The Date" emails to the media for the launch event which will be held in the Indian capital New Delhi.
The Chinese phone maker hasn't officially revealed any details about its upcoming custom Android skin yet, but it's expected to be based on Android 10 and come with a system-wide dark mode, focus mode, as well as gaming and performance improvements.
Screenshots of ColorOS 7 leaked last week giving us an...
It's no secret that Samsung will likely use its 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX camera in its upcoming high-end smartphones but now we can confirm it as fact.
The code from One UI 2.0's camera app has revealed that Samsung's future phones will support 12,000px x 9,000px stills, which translates to 108,000,000 total pixels.
It's highly anticipated that Samsung will use its Quad Bayer 4-in-1 108MP sensor in its upcoming Galaxy S11 family. The sensor combines 4 pixels into 1 for a final 27MP result, but it could also produce 12MP stills. Rumor has it Samsung will use a second gen version of this...
LG has filed a suit against TCL (known for Alcatel-branded phones) in Germany, alleging infringement on three of its 4G patents relating to uplink transmission - one helps reduce packet loss, the other reduces interference, the third describes a timer to synchronize the uplink.
The company says it tried to contact TCL to resolve the dispute, but eventually had to resort to courts. LG has been pretty active in defending its 4G patents, suing Wiko last year and BLU in 2017. It seems that Wiko violated the same three patents as TCL while BLU infringed on a total of five patents (which it now...
Three days after the first batch, Samsung's Galaxy Fold sold out once again in China in just a couple of minutes.
For the Chinese 11.11 sales event, the foldable handset went out of stock in no time despite its rather asking price of over $2,000.
However, Samsung didn't go into much detail how many units it moved in the second batch.
The good news is that more stock is coming in fairly frequently so if you are set on getting a unit you will get your chance sooner or later.
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The Skullcandy Sesh is yet another pair of wireless earphones for those on a budget. It has a truly wireless design that sits completely in your ears similar to the AirPods but unlike Apple's alternative, it costs just $60 and also has water and dust resistance.
Like most truly wireless earbuds, the Skullcandy Sesh come with a carry case that is also their charger. The case has a horizontal, pill-shaped design, which can be opened with one hand if you hold it sideways. You do still need two hands to take the ear buds out and wear them and you shouldn't attempt doing that with one...
While many smartphones today are water resistant, few are properly rugged - certainly not in the way that the Doogee S68 Pro is. The phone is launching today and since it's a holiday (11.11 aka Singles' Day), the phone costs $200 right now (and will be $220 tomorrow).
The sides of the phone are made of titanium-aluminum alloy and its corners have rubber shock absorbers. The alloy chassis extends behind the screen, giving it support in the event of a drop.
And get this - Doogee used two layers of Gorilla Glass 4 to make the display even more resilient. The display itself features a...
Getting closer to the end of 2019 means we should be expecting the next flagship chipset from Qualcomm. The successor to the Snapdragon 855+ is believed to be called the Snapdragon 865 and its preliminary specs were leaked by a reliable Chinese tipster. Qualcomm already announced it's holding its annual Tech Summit in early December and we can expect the Snapdragon 865 to make its official appearance then.
Alleged Snapdragon 865 specs
The upcoming flagship chipset is believed to be built on Samsung's 7nm EUV process and will likely come in 4G and 5G variants. Diving into the specs...
Samsung is gearing up to introduce a new foldable phone in China on November 19. Previous rumors pointed to a clamshell foldable phone but last week it became evident that W20 5G will simply be the 5G version of the Galaxy Fold. A new listing on Chinese regulatory agency TENAA confirms this as we get the first images and preliminary specs of the device.
Samsung Galaxy W20 5G profile
The W20 5G measures 160.9x117.9x6.9mm which is identical to the Galaxy Fold in its unfolded state. The listing also confirms the presence of a secondary screen, which measures 4.6 inches.
Samsung introduced the affordable Galaxy M lineup in the Indian market to reverse the massive loss of share in the last few quarters. The devices can be found on Flipkart, Amazon and on Samsung's own website, as well as the Samsung Experience Stores across the country. However, one big field is missing - the third-party offline market, and the Korean giant is planning to fix that in 2020.
According to a report from The Economic Times, plenty of retailers demanded the major manufacturers like Xiaomi, vivo, Oppo, and Samsung, to start working with them again due to the 30-40% decline...
Samsung has secured an exclusive deal with Dowoo Insis for Ultra Thing Glass (UTG), which will be used in future foldable phones. The exclusivity means that Dowoo will only sell UTG to Samsung and no one else.
Currently, the company can produce an estimated 500,000 units per month. The glass is believed is less than 100µm thick, perhaps as thin as 30µm (that's less than a human hair). Still, it is much more resilient than the polyamide plastic used in the current Galaxy Fold, at least when it comes to scratches.
Dowoo Insis has received a KRW 12 billion investment from Samsung Venture...
Xiaomi released the Mi CC9 Pro, known as Mi Note 10 internationally, with an AMOLED panel. There were some rumors the phone might have a Samsung or LG screen for the global market, but a Xiaomi executive announced the sole provider of displays is Visionox - the company that developed the wrap-up solution of the Mi Mix Alpha.
Visionox is lead by the OLED team from Tsinghua University in Beijing, which is #16 in the QS World University Ranking for 2020, leapfrogging Yale and Columbia Universities. The Mi Note 10/Mi CC9 Pro project is third for the company after a foldable prototype and...
Google has released an update that fixes the auto white balance issue on the Pixel 4 devices that some users had brought to light last month. The fix is part of the November security patch that is now rolling out to all Pixel devices, although the camera fix is only for the latest models.
How it looked (Pixel 4) How it should look (iPhone X)
A few days ago, a reddit user brought to attention the issue with the Pixel 4 auto white balance, which had a tendency to correct strong, deliberate colors. When shooting a picture in a room that only has a red light source (a Philips Hue...
Less than a week after it released its latest roadmap, Huawei is now pushing the latest stable EMUI 10 update based on Android 10 to its Huawei P30 and P30 Pro smartphones. To be honest, though, the company did say it should land the OTA update sometime around mid-November.
Huawei announced on Weibo that the update should arrive to Huawei P30 and P30 Pro Chinese owners any moment now, which suggests that the global variant will get it shortly after. The new EMUI 10 brings a design overhaul and Android 10-inherent features as well.
As per Huawei's release roadmap, Mate 20 and 20 Pro...
Samsung has pushed another monthly update to the Galaxy S10 users and has brought some features that have been exclusive to Galaxy Note10 owners. Now, the Gallery app supports keyword search, and there are more Wi-Fi and content creation enhancements.
The Gallery app update is over 200 MB in size and that brings some AI engine with it. It gradually learns what is on your photos and allows you to search by words. This isn't a new feature on its own, but is a first-time feature for Galaxy S10 owners. You can use words like "cats", "nature", but you can also go with colors or...
After posting its Q3 global smartphone report last week, IDC went ahead and released the India specific report for the July-September period.
As a whole, the market saw 46.6 million smartphone shipments which is well up from the 42.6 million seen in the prior year. All top-five brands (apart from Samsung ) saw a year on year increase in shipments for the period.
Q3 2019 shipments (in millions)
Q3 2019 Market share
Q3 2018 shipments (in millions)
Q3 2018 Market share
Sharp just announced a new phone dubbed the AQUOS V. It's a midranger with an interesting chipset choice as Sharp took it back to 2017 and went with the Snapdragon 835. Elsewhere you get a notch/cutout free display, dual cameras and a decent 3,090 mAh battery.
The AQUOS V comes with a 5.93-inch IPS panel with FHD+ resolution and an 8MP selfie cam. Around the back, we have a dual-camera setup with a 13MP F/2.0 main with OIS and a secondary 13MP sensor. There's also a trusty fingerprint reader.
The aforementioned Snapdragon 835 is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which is...
Samsung is already working on the Galaxy S11 lineup, and the latest reports give us more info about the front and the back of the smartphones. According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office, the manufacturer has trademarked the SAMOLED moniker in the Smartphone Displays category, meaning the panel of the S flagship will once again change its name.
In a separate leak, a well-trusted leakster on Twitter revealed the phone will be offered in Black, Grey, and Blue colors, while the cheaper and smaller variant, the Galaxy S11e, will come in Blue, Grey, and Pink.
Snippet of the...
These days when the performance in smartphones are starting to feel the same, one of the main differences that smartphone makers are trying to achieve would be in the camera department. In fact, it seems that Samsung could very well take the cake with the launch of a 108MP camera in a smartphone.This is according to a teardown of the Samsung Camera app found in the One UI 2.0 beta, […]
The cellular network strength does not have to be necessarily good at every place you visit. You might be going for a hike or just exploring the wilderness on your bicycle.No matter where you go, the cellular network and Internet connectivity might get affected at some point in time.In such type of cases, you need to have an option for an emergency to be able to send text messages, at […]
Thinking of signing up for a 5G plan? Given that new technologies tend to be expensive, we’re sure that there are some who might be worried that 5G could cost a lot more than 4G plans. It turns out that might not necessarily be the case. T-Mobile has recently announced that they will be launching 5G prepaid plans that will cost as little as $15 a month.To give you some […]
Apple’s first iPhone was launched way back in 2007, which means that it is about 12 years old now. Naturally, over the years, the design and features of the handset has evolved to where we are today with the iPhone 11. While some might claim that the iPhone is no longer quite as exciting or innovative as before, this video could change your mind.Tech YouTuber MKBHD has recently uploaded a […]
While the Google Play Store has systems in place to try and prevent malware and bad apps from getting listed and downloaded by users, unfortunately, it’s not the perfect system and from time to time, we do come across reports that bad apps find their way into the Play Store where it ends up being downloaded by users.In a bid to prevent that from happening, or at least reducing the […]
While most of us might take WhatsApp as a messaging app between friends and family and co-workers, it is also being used as a business tool where business can use WhatsApp to keep in touch with their customers. Now in a step further to make WhatsApp a more robust business tool, the company will soon let users browse products within the app itself.This new feature is dubbed Catalogs and basically […]
Come 2020, Apple is finally expected to hop on board the 5G bandwagon, with some reports claiming as many as four 5G models. It was largely expected that the 5G iPhones would only arrive in 2021, but due to Apple coming to a settlement agreement with Qualcomm, this is said to facilitate the early arrival of 5G iPhones.In fact, it seems that there is a good chance that Qualcomm could […]
Apple recently released the iOS 13.2 update but according to multiple user reports, it seemed that the update was slightly buggy where it would be too aggressive in killing background apps. According to users, they found that whenever they switched apps and later switched back, the first app that they were running had to be restarted from scratch.This meant that users would lose videos that they were watching halfway or […]
The Galaxy Fold is now available in the U.S, shortly after selling out in Korea during its initial debut.It brings a new smartphone experience centered on what Samsung calls “a new dawn in display technology.” The company pitches the Fold as being “phone and tablet” in one device.It is the first significant foldable display handset to hit the market (the actual first foldable handset was a terrible product), and I […]
Malware on our smartphones isn’t new, and while there are ways to remove them, in some instances where it is particularly severe, the only way to deal with malware would be to factory reset your phone back to the way it was when it was new. Unfortunately, it seems that there is a new Android malware making its rounds that makes it impossible to remove, even with a factory reset.Dubbed […]
When the Pixel 4 was announced, one of the features Google boasted about the phone was its 90Hz Smooth Motion display. However, when the phone was released, it was discovered that the 90Hz display was not persistent. This meant that the display would actually switch between 90Hz and 60Hz depending on the situation, which was clearly not very ideal.However, Google later announced that they would be addressing the issue by […]
The majority of smartphones come with security features that encrypts the contents of the phone until it is unlocked. This unlock can come in the form of a PIN code, pattern unlock, or biometric unlocking. This helps prevent people from accessing your phone without your consent, and also potentially deters thieves and robbers.Unfortunately for an off-duty firefighter in Florida, he was shot and killed after refusing to unlock his iPhone […]
As our smartphones play home to many different types of apps that we use quite often throughout the day, it need to be smart about the way it handles multitasking. There needs to be a balance struck between keeping those apps in the memory so that users can quickly return to it when they need to, while at the same time ensuring they don’t drain battery in the background, or […]
Ai.type was a pretty popular 3rd party keyboard app for Android available on the Play Store. However, it was removed from the Play Store after security reports of displaying invisible advertisements and requiring unnecessary permissions.It is worth noting that it was an app on the Android marketplace with more than 40 million downloads. It wasn’t so popular at the App Store, but it was also available for iOS devices.Now, the […]
With iOS 13, Apple introduced a newer and more robust form of Voice Control. This allows users to interact with their iOS devices without having to touch it, making it a great accessibility feature, and here’s how you can turn the feature on.
Back in the day of the feature phone, Motorola was the king of premium phones when they launched the Motorola Razr, which at that time, was one of the first few phones to be made out of premium materials. Now it looks like Motorola is ready to make a comeback by reviving the Razr but with a modern twist.If you have been following the rumors, you might have heard that […]
For years, Apple has been working to build its chipsets using a smaller manufacturing process. The A13 chipset found in this year’s iPhones are built on the 7nm process, but if a report from Nikkei is to be believed, Apple’s 2020 iPhones could actually feature new chipsets that are built using the smaller 5nm process.In case you’re wondering how this affects you as an end user, basically by using a […]
Apple’s iPhones do not come cheap which is why buying it through a carrier on an installment plan can be rather appealing. However, if you’d rather not be tied to a carrier, Apple might have an alternative solution for you. During Apple’s earnings call, the company’s CEO Tim Cook announced that soon, Apple Card owners will be able to buy an iPhone via an installment plan.This will be repaid over […]
Google has been adding a lot of service integrations to make the assistant feature-rich in addition to being something more than a traditional digital assistant. Today, Google announced the SiriusXM radio integration with Google Assistant.With Google Assistant’s integration. SiriusXM shall be able to expand its availability to smart devices like Nest Mini, Nest Hub, and any other devices that support Google Assistant.It is not yet available but you can start […]
Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming platforms out there. You can either use it for free or opt for the premium subscription plan if you want to get rid of the restrictions and unlock the full potential of the service.Now, Spotify has launched an exclusive standalone app ‘Spotify Kids’. This has been tailored for kids ages 3+.You can access the app only if you have a premium […]
The smartphone market is a mature one and as such, with every new smartphone release, manufacturers are finding it increasingly difficult to make them more amazing. Instead, we are looking mostly at improvements to existing features, like better quality cameras, smarter cameras, and so on.That being said, in a recently discovered patent, it seems that Apple could have an idea for a groundbreaking display for the iPhone, in which it […]
One UI 2, Samsung’s proprietary User Interface (UI), was outlined by Yoojin Hong (Vice President of the User Experience Design Team) during today’s SDC developer conference in San Jose.Last year saw the introduction of the original One UI interface, and Samsung has since continued to study user behavior to refine the experience.One UI deals with today’s reality that smartphones have very large displays, which is a trend that is not […]
During the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 keynote, Samsung was outlining One UI 2, its proprietary User Interface for Galaxy devices (and beyond).As part of that presentation, Samsung reminded the audience (developers) that it was the original company to have developed the folding user interface concept, then worked with Google to take the concept essence into Android 10.The message for developers is clear: with Samsung, they can be on the leading […]
Samsung, in a move to promote the Galaxy S10, started to use high-altitude balloons to promote their flagships. But, it didn’t end well – for the balloon.The ‘SpaceSelfie’ balloon crashed in someone’s yard. The Michigan couple found it in their yard and reported the same on October 26th.Fortunately, the balloon did not cause any harm or damaged the property in any way. In case you did not know about Samsung’s […]
Samsung, like many companies, is probably working on new ideas all the time. Whether or not we will see those ideas become a reality is anyone’s guess, but thanks to the folks at Patently Apple, they have come across several smartphone patents that could hint at what Samsung could potentially be working on.One of those patents is for a foldable phone which seems to borrow from the Huawei Mate X’s […]
Apple only recently released the iOS 13.2 update, but it seems that the update is already causing some issues. According to several user reports, it seems that following the update, some HomePod users are finding that their devices have been bricked. Some users report a white spinning light where the speaker continuously reboots itself every few seconds, essentially rendering it unusable.There is no word on how to fix the problem, […]
When iOS 13 was initially released, it seems that not many users were too happy with it due to the numerous bugs that were present. To Apple’s credit, the company did try to rush out new patches as quickly as possible, and if there are still bugs that have yet to be addressed in the previous update, you might want to take note of the latest release.Apple has since announced […]
For a while now, we have been hearing rumors that Apple could be working on a Tile-like tracker of their own. It was largely expected that this accessory would make an appearance at the company’s iPhone event, but that obviously did not happen, which begs the question of when will we see it?There is a good chance that it could be soon, because based on all the mounting evidence that […]
Apple’s upcoming TV Plus service is expected to be launched soon. While it is a paid subscription, in a bid to get people to subscribe, Apple will be giving away a year’s subscription to those who purchase the company’s products, like its brand new iPhones, but what if you can’t get people to buy your phones?It turns out that giving them away could be the next best thing, which is […]
While Apple might have been the first to the market with a mobile device with a 120Hz display, Razer is the first company to bring a 120Hz display to a smartphone. It has long been speculated that Apple could eventually bring the iPad Pro’s 120Hz display to its iPhones, and it seems that the wait could be shorter than expected.In a report from DigiTimes, they claim that with the 2020 […]
Even though it has been almost five months since Google released the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the company’s mail-in repair center did not accept the new devices. This would make it difficult to get the device repaired from the company were it to get damaged. That finally changes today as the company’s mail-in
A new report suggests that Microsoft may soon refresh its cheapest Surface Book 2 notebook in the near future. Some retailer listings have been spotted which suggest this possibility. One major change that Microsoft might be making with this refresh is the addition of a quadcore CPU. The Surface Book 2 currently has a dualcore
It has been known for a while now that Xiaomi has a new gaming smartphone in the pipeline. It’s the successor to the first Xiaomi Black Shark and will most likely be called the Black Shark 2. The company has now officially confirmed that this handset will be unveiled on March 18th in China. The
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