Weekly Poll Results Realme X3 Superzoom Gets A Lukewarm Reception

Last week's poll shows that people are not sold on the Realme X3 SuperZoom - the voting results lean towards "no", though there is no definitive answer on whether or not the phone is worth it at €500. And this is €500 for the model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage, mind you as there are no other memory options. In the comments, one of the most common responses was that people prefer Realme's other Snapdragon 855+ phone, the X2 Pro. An AMOLED screen (without the dual punch hole), 3.5mm headphone jack and faster charging seem to outweigh the periscope zoom lens. The X2 Pro also...

Flashback Sony Ericsson T68 And The Addon Camera That Made It Famous

The T68 was essentially the last phone released under the Ericsson brand. In fact, a few months later it was re-released as the Sony Ericsson T68i with only small cosmetic changes on the outside and a software update (which was available to the older models as well). It marked a few firsts for Ericsson - its first phone with a color screen, first with an internal antenna. It wasn't the first to support a camera, but it was the first Ericsson to work well enough for people to actually remember. It was an add-on camera, the MCA-25 CommuniCam. It had a VGA sensor (640 x 480px) and...

Lenovo Smart Display 7 Discount Best Buy

The Lenovo Smart Display 7 that normally costs $99.99 is currently available at a discounted price of $79.99 on Best Buy in the US. Upon purchase, you also get three months of SiriusXM Premier Streaming and 90 days of Pandora Premium subscriptions for free. However, these free subscriptions are only available for new users. The Lenovo Smart Display 7 sports a 7" IPS touch display of 1024x600-pixel resolution. The device is powered by the Mediatek 8167S SoC, has 2GB RAM and 4GB storage onboard, and runs Android Things with Google Assistant. The Smart Display 7 packs two 1.5" 5W...

Dropbox Passwords Is A Password Manager From Dropbox

Dropbox has come up with a password manager and clearly not a big chunk of the budget has gone into finding a name for it - it's called Dropbox Passwords. The app is now available on the Play Store, though it's listed as Early Access and while you can freely download it, actually using it requires an invite. The description in the Play Store makes it sound like every other password manager - it'll remember your passwords, sign you in to websites, and feature cross-device syncing. Your passwords will be protected by zero-knowledge encryption too, meaning Passwords itself will store them...

Oppo Confirms Smart Tv Celebrates 1 Year 5g China

Oppo has been rumored to be developing a smart TV at least since Christmas and we now have some concrete proof of those plans. On its official Weibo page, the company published an infographic celebrating 1 year of commercial 5G efforts in China. We thought that it was 1 November last year when that kicked off, but Oppo may have something else in mind and even so that little discrepancy is beside the point. Down at the very bottom of the rather long image, there's a stylized depiction of a TV in a grid of pictured existing products. Oppo infographic chopped into more...

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Nbtc

Samsung is rumored to unveil the Galaxy Note20 and Fold 2 through an online event on August 5 and alongside these smartphones, we may also see the South Korean tech giant announce the Galaxy Watch3 that we now learn has been certified by Thailand's NBTC. The listing on the Thai certifying authority's website reveals that Galaxy Watch3 will be available in 41mm size, in addition to the 45mm previously confirmed by FCC. NBTC further reveals that just like the 45mm variant, the smaller 41mm model will also support LTE connectivity, but it doesn't include any other details. From...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite India Launch Date

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite unveiled in April will debut in India on June 8, revealed Samsung's Indian branch on Twitter. We don't know how much the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite will cost in India, but we do know that it will be sold through Flipkart and Amazon.in, with the latter accepting pre-orders after the price drop. Clock's ticking. 2 more days to a new future. Register now to get more details. https://t.co/D2wsNKppxQ#GalaxyTabS6Lite #TabRedefined #Samsung pic.twitter.com/22BLkPrc2f— Samsung India (@SamsungIndia) June 6, 2020 The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is built around a 10.4"...

Reliance Jio Free Amazon Prime Membership Jio Fiber Offer

Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio recently teased free one year Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription for its users, and while the company is yet to divulge any details about the offer, it has started offering free one year Amazon Prime membership worth INR999 ($13/€11) to Jio Fiber users. Jio hasn't made any official announcement about this offer yet, but some Jio Fiber subscribers report seeing a banner in the MyJio app that lets them claim and activate the free one year Amazon Prime membership. This is a one-time offer and after a year you'll have to pay to continue enjoying the...

Facebook Dark Mode Finally Nearing Release

Facebook-related apps have been getting Dark modes for a while now, with Messenger having it since March 2019, Instagram joining last Fall, and Whatsapp making it official a couple of months ago. Still, the closest you can get to a Dark mode on actual Facebook for the time being remains Facebook Lite. That's finally about to change, at least on Android, as these screenshots below indicate. Screenshots from pre-release Facebook Dark mode A mostly final version (though one not yet released to the public) shows the main Facebook app interface, reimagined for your OLED...

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Specs Price Listed Online

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 reportedly arriving on June 25 has been listed on online retailer Lazada's Filipino site with its images, specs, and pricing. The specs listed on the e-commerce website align well with previous rumors, meaning the Redmi 9 comes with a Helio G80 SoC under the hood and has two memory versions - 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. There's also a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion. The Redmi 9 is built around a 6.53" FullHD+ display that has a notch up top for the 8MP selfie camera. The back of the smartphone, that has a textured finish and looks like a combination...

Xiaomi Patents Folding Phone That Looks A Lot Like The Huawei Mate X

On Friday, a new patent was published for Xiaomi by the CNIPA for a smartphone design submitted in late-2019. We've seen a bunch of patents for smartphones in various form factors including foldable ones, and clamshell designs. Remember, just because an OEM patents a new design, doesn't necessarily mean it will arrive to the mass market. That said, let's look at the latest patent from Xiaomi. At first glance, the foldable smartphone design looks a lot like Huawei's Mate X foldable smartphone. Patent drawings slightly enhanced by LetsGoDigital show a device with a display that folds...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 And Fold 2 Event Set For August 5 Rumor Says

Samsung has traditionally announced the new Note flagship (or flagships plural, since last year) in early August, and a new rumor from its home country now comes to say that won't change in 2020. Samsung is allegedly going to introduce the Note20 series as well as the Galaxy Fold 2 to the world on August 5. This is expected to be the company's first ever online-only Unpacked event, on the account of the still ongong COVID-19 pandemic. August 5 is the currently planned date, but obviously things could still change as we're about two months away from that point. The Galaxy Note20...

Oneplus Reduces Its Oxygen Os Open Beta To One Build Per Month Oneplus 8 Closed Beta Opening Soon

On Friday, OnePlus has outlined a change to its Open Beta release schedule. In a forum post, the company acknowledged it has had the Open Beta program up and running for over four years, and a shift in its strategy will affect the frequency of its Open Beta releases for the improved development of its official builds. OnePlus currently has three release channels for its software. Closed Beta, Open Beta, and the official software - which is the final, public software that customers get out of the box and gets updated regularly. To improve the stability of its Open Beta builds, OnePlus will...

Motorola Goes Back To Its Budget Roots With New Moto G, Moto E Smartphones

Motorola seems to be going back and forth between its smartphone strategy. For a while, the company kind of gave up on flagship devices and chose to focus on its low-end and mid-range phones. Then earlier this year, the company launched a flagship handset in the form of the Moto Edge Plus.However, if you have missed the company’s lower-end and mid-range handsets, you’ll be pleased to learn that Motorola has […]

Telegram Introduces An Enhanced In-App Video Editor

Back in the early days of messaging apps on smartphones, if you wanted to edit a photo or video, you would have to do so outside the app. This can be a bit troublesome and adds unnecessary steps, but that has since changed. In fact, in the latest update to Telegram, the company has announced that its app will now come with an enhanced video editing tool.According to Telegram, “You […]

Redmi 7a Gets Android 10 Update In China

While Xiaomi usually keeps its smartphones up to date with new MIUI versions for many years, the same can't be said for Android version updates, especially for some low-end and lower-midrange phones. These are sometimes stuck on an older iteration of the OS, even if running the latest MIUI. This, however, is no longer the case for the Redmi 7A. This low-end model was released last July, and it was already running MIUI 11, which is still the latest for most Xiaomi phones, even if MIUI 12 is already on the way to a few lucky ones. Now though, the Redmi 7A is getting a new update in...

Some iPhone 11 Devices Are Displaying A Weird Green Tint On Their Displays

If you’re an iPhone 11 owner who is starting to notice that their display is having a strange green tint to it, you’re not alone. This is because according to a number of growing user reports, it appears that some iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max owners are claiming that their devices are showing a weird green tint to them.This seems to happen when users unlock their phone, […]

Oppo Reno4 And Reno4 Pro Party All Night In Their First Promo Video

Did you watch Oppo unveil the Reno4? If not then you can just watch these promo videos to get the gist. Both the Oppo Reno4 and Reno4 Pro are 5G phones, a feat made possible by the Snapdragon 765G chipset. Both support 65W fast charging, which as you can see in the video below means that you can get a day's charge by the time you finish your coffee. The Pro model stands out with a 90Hz screen and a superior camera setup. This includes a 52mm telephoto camera (2x zoom) as well as OIS for the main 48MP camera, which does make a difference: Live HDR can help save your shot in...

Telegram Adds Video Editor Animated Stickers On Media And More

Telegram is back with yet another cool new update for its mobile apps. This time they are introducing a new video editor to make video sharing better. Just like their fairly comprehensive image editor, the new video lets you adjust a range of options before you send your video. You could also just let the app adjust the image quality for you automatically. Simple zoom in gesture lets you frame just the part of the video that you want. Added to the video editor are animated stickers, which lets you put any of the stickers that you already have on your videos. You can even type...

Lg Velvet Gets Three New Color Options But Theres A Catch

When the LG Velvet went on pre-order in early May, it offered buyers a choice of four colors. This selection just grew by three new colors: Blue, Red and Pink, which join the four original colors. You can't just go to LG.com and buy one, however. LG Velvet new colors: Pink (LG U+) • Red (KT) • Blue (SKT) Aurora Pink can be found on LG U+. If a deep Aurora Red is more to your liking, then KT is the carrier you need to visit. Finally, the Blue one you will have to get from SK Telecom. LG Velvet's four original colors That's right, the new colors are...

Motorola Moto E Le Renders Appear

Motorola is working on a new affordable device dubbed Moto E LE and we have our first look at it thanks to a set of leaked images. It features a waterdrop notch on its display, dual cameras and a flat back. The top houses the headphone jack while the bottom has the speaker and USB-C connector. As a whole, the upcoming Moto E LE will serve as the successor to last year's Moto E6 Plus. Previously, the Moto E LE was spotted in the Verizon device database revealing its key specs. It will pack a 1520 x 720-pixel resolution display, Snapdragon 632 chipset and 3,550 mAh battery. Its...

Case Renders Show The Galaxy Note20 Will Have A Curved Screen Note20 Screen Will Be Flat

Some sellers on Alibaba already have Galaxy Note20+ cases ready to go. They show renders of the device that are based on incomplete schematics - the front side was clearly left to the imagination, but the back and sides should be pretty accurate (since the back and sides are what the case covers). Samsung Galaxy Note20+ case renders Speaking of the sides, notice the curved screen. The left and right sides of the case go up only part way, the rest is screen. There are lips on the top and bottom that help secure the phone in place. Samsung isn't going crazy with the...

Alleged iPhone 13 Prototype Reveals No Notch Display With A USB-C Port

Apple’s iPhone 12 has yet to be officially revealed, but it seems that the rumor mill is working extra hard because in a series of photos shared by Macotakara, they have revealed what is allegedly 3D printed mockups that are supposedly based on the iPhone 13 prototype which will be launching in 2021.According to these mockups, it seems that the iPhone 13 is expected to ditch the notch in the […]

Google Is Working On A Fix For The ‘Cursed’ Wallpaper Bug

The other day, we reported that an image had been making its rounds. By all accounts, looks like a regular wallpaper, but what makes it different is the fact that it is “cursed” in which when an Android phone sets it as their wallpaper, it would cause their devices to crash. In some instances, it can go further by bricking devices.At the moment the only advice is to avoid using […]

Apple Is Bricking And Tracking iPhones Looted From Its Stores

As many of you are undoubtedly aware by now, there are protests going on in the US. These protests were intended to be peaceful, but unfortunately, there have been some who have taken the opportunity to loot stores, including Apple stores, stealing a bunch of iPhones in the process.However, the bad news for these looters is that it looks like whatever they have stolen are pretty much very fancy paperweights. […]

Streaming HBO Max On AT&T Won’t Count Towards Data Cap

Stream video content consumes data, that is a fact. However, it seems that if you’re an AT&T subscriber and you’re also subscribed to HBO Max (which launched late April), it looks like streaming HBO Max on your mobile device won’t actually count towards your data cap, meaning that you’ll essentially be able to stream it unlimited without worrying about it consuming your mobile data allocation.This was initially brought up during […]

Google’s Pixel Smartphones Get A New Personal Safety Check Feature

If you’re walking home late at night on a street that is empty, we imagine that some people might feel a bit wary and unsafe. The good news is that if you own a Pixel smartphone, Google has announced that its Personal Safety app, which previously debuted on the Pixel 4, will now be available on all Pixel devices.For those who are unfamiliar, the Personal Safety app allows users to […]

iOS 14 Could Introduce Built-In Translation For Safari

One of the features we reckon is missing from Safari for iOS devices is a translation tool. This means that when browsing a website in another language, you won’t be able to translate it on the spot. However, according to a report from 9to5Mac, that could change in iOS 14 as Safari could be gaining a new translation feature.This is based on an early build of iOS 14 that was […]

60Hz VS 120Hz Smartphone Display Battery Test

These days, we’re starting to see more smartphones come with displays with a higher refresh rate that was popularized by the Razer Phone. Now, it should be pointed out that in the past, phones could have their display refresh rates increased through hidden settings, but it used to be discouraged as it would come at the cost of battery life.So the question is, these days with bigger batteries and improved […]

The Honor Play 4 Smartphone Will Come With A Body Temperature Sensor

One of the symptoms to show that you might have contracted the COVID-19 virus is a fever. Of course, a fever could mean a lot of other things, but these days, it’s always good to check. Now thanks to a rather clever idea by Honor, they have decided that with its Honor Play 4 smartphone, they will be baking a body temperature sensor into the phone itself.This will come into […]

Beware Of This Wallpaper That Can Crash Android Phones

In the past, we have seen how some weird text messages can cause iPhones to crash. Now it looks like Android phones have their weird bug too, except that in this case, it would be a photo that when set as the phone’s wallpaper, could cause it to crash and potentially brick your device.The image in question looks rather innocent and unassuming. As you can see in the tweet below […]

Samsung Launches A Subscription Service For Its Galaxy S20

The subscription model has been around for a while now, but in recent years, we’re starting to see an explosion in popularity. This is because subscriptions tend to be more lucrative as it constantly generates revenue for a company versus one-off purchases. It is also good for users because a constant subscription will encourage developers to keep their products updated.However, it seems that Samsung is taking things to the next […]

6.1-inch iPhone 12 Production Expected To Kick Off In July

Apple’s iPhone 12s are expected to be launched later this year, and now a report from DigiTimes is claiming that production is expected to begin in July. However, it seems that not all iPhones will begin their production next month, and that Apple is expected to kick it off with the 6.1-inch iPhone models.As a quick recap, Apple is rumored to be launching four iPhone 12 models this year. There […]

3D Printed iPhone 12 Mockups Reveal Some Slight Design Changes

If the rumors are to be believed, Apple is expected to launch four new iPhone 12 models later this year. They will come in varying sizes from 5.4-inches for the smallest base model, two 6.1-inch models, and a high-end 6.7-inch model. Now thanks to 3D printed mockups shared by Macotakara, we have an idea of how they might look like.However, it should be noted that unlike the other rumors, Macotakara […]

iOS 14 Will Support All Devices That Run iOS 13

With every iOS update, Apple introduces improvements to the operating system along with a bunch of new features. Clearly users do not want to miss out on this, and the good news is that if you own a device that is capable of running iOS 13, it seems that you will also be eligible for the iOS 14 update.This is according to a report from The Verifier in which they […]

Oppo’s Evangelion Phone Is Perfect For Fans Of The Anime

We have seen themed smartphones in the past, where phone makers team up with movie studios to produce handsets themed around that particular movie. However, for the most part, it is usually just a new paint job and some wallpapers and media files, but we think Oppo might have taken things to the next level.Over in China, the company has taken the wraps off the Oppo Reno Ace 2 EVA […]

OnePlus 8 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra In Speed Test

Right now, two of the hottest flagship Android phones in the market right now would probably have to be the OnePlus 8 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. This means that some of you are probably torn between either device, and thanks to a video uploaded onto YouTube by PhoneBuff, hopefully it can help you arrive at a decision.The video basically pits both phones against each other in a […]

UK Clamps Down On Scams Selling ‘Anti-5G’ USB Sticks

5G was heralded to be the next big thing in mobile connectivity and technology. However, there are some people who don’t believe this to be true, and believe that 5G is somehow leading to health complications. More recently, there are some who are buying into a conspiracy theory that claims that 5G could somehow spread the coronavirus.In fact, over in countries like the UK and Canada, people have been setting […]

Navy Blue iPhone 12 Concept Has Us Hoping The Rumors Are True

According to one of the rumors of the iPhone 12, Apple is said to be dropping the midnight green color option for the iPhone 12 in favor of a navy blue finish. In a new video posted by ConceptsiPhone on YouTube, we now have an idea of what to expect, and boy, are we hoping that the rumors are true.We should point out that the images in the video are […]

It Might Be A Bit Early, But Alleged iPhone 13 Camera Details Leaked

The iPhone 12 has yet to be officially announced. In fact, it might even be delayed to November, but thanks to a tweet by @choco_bit, they have shared some information about Apple’s 2021 iPhones, the iPhone 13. To be more specific, they have shared details about the iPhone 13’s cameras.According to the tweet, Apple could actually launch an iPhone in 2021 with four camera modules on the back. The main […]

iPhone 12 Could Be Launching This November

We have been hearing rumors that because of the coronavirus pandemic, Apple could be delaying the launch of its 2020 iPhones. Whether or not this is true remains to be seen, but according to a new report from the Cowen investment bank, it seems that they believe this to be true as well.According to their report, they are predicting that Apple could be launching their new iPhones in November 2020. […]

Fortnite Will Run At 90 FPS On OnePlus 8 Phones

There are various ways gamers can improve themselves in the games they play. It could be hardware where having a more responsive keyboard or mouse can help, better audio, a faster computer, and so on. Frame rates have also been found to help improve your gaming experience, and soon OnePlus 8 owners might have an advantage.If you own the OnePlus 8 handset, you might be interested to learn that in […]

Apple’s iPhone 11 Has Surpassed The iPhone XR As The World’s Most Popular Smartphone

It looks like Apple could have a winning formula on their hands because according to data released by Omdia, it has been suggested that the iPhone 11, released last year, is now the “world’s most popular” smartphone, surpassing that of the iPhone XR which was released in 2018.This is based on global smartphone shipments in which the iPhone 11 managed to ship 19.5 million units in Q1 2020. This is […]

Switzerland Will Be The First To Take Advantage Of Apple And Google’s Exposure Notification API

Apple and Google have recently released their Exposure Notification API to the public, and now the onus is pretty much on governments and app developers to take advantage of it, and it looks like we might have our first candidate. A team in Switzerland will be the first to release an app that will be using the Exposure Notification API.The team is developing a contact tracing app that will be […]

More Evidence Suggests That The Pixel 5 Will Not Use The Snapdragon 865 Chipset

Google’s Pixel 5 is largely expected to be announced later this year. It will be the company’s flagship phone for 2020, except that there is mounting evidence to suggest that the handset will not be sporting flagship hardware If you were rightfully assuming that the phone could come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, think again.This is because according to a report from XDA Developers, they have uncovered more evidence […]

2020’s iPhones Will Continue To Use The Lightning Port

According to a recent rumor, it was suggested that Apple could launch a completely portless iPhone in the future. However, it seems that the launch of such a device will only come in 2021 because in a tweet by leakster @choco_bit, the tweet claims that Apple is expected to continue to stick with the Lightning port for 2020’s iPhones.The tweet also goes on to claim that Apple will be using […]

WhatsApp Testing Using QR Codes To Add New Contacts

In the latest beta for WhatsApp, it appears that the company is now testing out a new feature for adding contacts where you can simply scan a QR code to add them to your WhatsApp contacts list. This is versus before where you would need to add the person’s phone number to your phone’s contact list before you could start chatting with them on WhatsApp.In many ways, this feature is […]

Judge Rules That Looking At A Phone’s Lock Screen Could Require A Search Warrant

Law enforcement agencies are currently pretty miffed at companies like Apple and Google who have made it harder for them to access devices. This is because these companies have basically handed over the encryption keys to the user, meaning that only the user can unlock their devices and there’s really nothing that these companies can do.Now it looks like things are about to get tougher for these law enforcement agencies […]

lg launches the g8s thinq and q60 in india

LG has launched two new devices in the Indian market, the G8s ThinQ and the Q60. The LG G8s ThinQ looks similar to the more expensive G8 ThinQ but is a cutback version at a lower price. It has the same Snapdragon 855 chipset but the triple camera system on the back is slightly worse.

flashback oneplus one

The OnePlus One was a dream phone - the dream of Pete Lau and Carl Pei. The two met at Oppo and eventually left together to form their own company based on the ideals of simplicity and quality, the "never settle" mantra was part of the company's mission statement from the beginning. Before we get