Google I O 2020 Scheduled To Tipoff On May 12

Google is set to host its annual I/O developer conference between May 12 -14. The big event will take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre located near Google's HQ in Mountain View, California. Google CEO Sundar Pichai also confirmed the date and location in a tweet. Cosmos aligned. We'll be back at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View for this year's #GoogleIO on May 12-14! pic.twitter.com/3bZqriaoi1— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) January 24, 2020 Last year's Google I/O brought us the first budget Pixels with the 3a duo alongside the Nest Hub Max and plenty of Android software features,...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Will Bring Side Mounted Fingerprint Wide And Ultrawide 12 Mp Cameras And Snapd

As February nears and Samsung's Unpacked event is just three weeks away the leaks surrounding the Galaxy Z Flip are giving us a clearer picture of what to expect from Samsung's second foldable phone. A new Twitter post from Max Weinbach who previously revealed details about the S20 lineup is giving us a much better picture of the Z Flip's hardware package. Starting with the display, we are getting a Dynamic AMOLED panel covered with Ultra Thing Glass (UTG) and it will apparently feature a crease at the folding point. This is to be expected with foldable devices but the UTG...

Next Poco Phone Incoming In February

Yesterday Poco India's General Manager said we should expect the first phone by the newly independent brand by the end of the quarter. Today the company took it to Twitter and narrowed down the launch to "next month", which is February. The tweet said "don't trust unofficial leaks, here's an official one", but the interview in the link is pretty much the same as the one from yesterday, including confirmation that Poco will use Xiaomi's manufacturing lines and distribution channels. Currently, Poco is trying to make it work as a separate brand. It will have its own sales team,...

Samsung Galaxy S20 Galaxy S20 Monikers Confirmed In Certification

Samsung is introducing a trio of Galaxy S flagships, and their S20 moniker was all but confirmed at this stage it's always nice to get official backing. Today two of the phones with code names SM-G980F/DS and SM-G985F/DS have been certified for use in Thailand by the local NBTC organization with the names Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+. Samsung Galaxy S20 and Samsung Galaxy S20+ certifications The model numbers are in line with previous flagships, and the letter F in the end usually is used for the international units that are not carrier-locked. The DS add-on means Dual-SIM, but...

Realme Fitness Band Launch Date February

Last month, Realme's Indian CEO Madhav Sheth said that the company is launching its first fitness band in H1 2020, which was teased after the India launch of 5i earlier this month. Details are scarce about the Chinese phone maker's fitness tracker, but we now know that it's arriving next month. Realme's fitness band Madhav Sheth confirmed this in the latest episode of #AskMadhav. Besides, Sheth also said that the company will start rolling out the VoWiFi feature for its smartphones this month, with the X2 Pro being the first in line to get it. In February, VoWiFi will arrive...

Apple Contracts Broadcom For 15billion In Wireless Components

A new filing with SEC reveals that Apple has entered two separate contracts with wireless component maker Broadcom for $15 billion in wireless components. According to the filing, Broadcom will provide specified RF components and modules to Apple to be used in hardware devices over the next three and a half years. Apple currently uses Broadcom components on the iPhone 11 lineup for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. As per analyst Patrick Moorhead or Moor insights, the filing suggests future iPhones could be supplied with Broadcom components for LTE connectivity - but Broadcom components...

Xiaomi Mi A3 Redmi K20 Redmi K20 Pro Price Cut India

Xiaomi has announced price cuts for three smartphones in India - Mi A3, Redmi K20, and Redmi K20 Pro. The K20 and K20 Pro now start at INR19,999 and INR24,999, respectively, while the Mi A3 starts at INR11,999. You can check out the table below for more details. Model Launch Price New Price Mi A3 4GB/64GB INR12,999 ($180/€165) INR11,999 ($170/€150) Mi A3 6GB/128GB INR15,999 ($225/€205) INR14,999 ($210/€190) Redmi K20 6GB/64GB INR21,999 ($310/€280) INR19,999 ($280/€255) Redmi K20...

Deal Iphone Xr Is Just 300 At Verizon 300 Off With Bonus 200 Mastercard Too

Verizon has an interesting deal for you if you're looking for an iPhone but don't want to shell out top dollar for an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max. The last-gen iPhone XR, the iPhone 11's predecessor, can now be yours for a grand total of just $299.76. That's $300.23 less than its usual price of $599.99. We're talking about the 64GB model here, but you can also opt for 128GB or 256GB of storage and still get the $300 off. The price reduction comes courtesy of monthly bill credits, so it makes most sense getting the phone on Verizon's installment plan. That way...

Motorola Edge Might Be A Flagship Smartphone On Its Way To Verizon

After the rebirth of the Razr, reimagined with a foldable screen, Motorola seems to be preparing another big launch for this year. And that is its first true flagship smartphone in a long time. This may be called Motorola Edge+. Famous leakster Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, has revealed that such a phone is in development, and it will be headed to Verizon. It's unclear if the carrier is getting an exclusive on the model, but considering its long-standing relationship with Motorola, that dates back to the first Droid, we wouldn't be surprised if this happened. The only other...

New Oxygenos December Update For Oneplus 6 6t Brings List Of Bug Fixes

OnePlus is now rolling out a new incremental update that fixes a bunch of bugs that the initial Android 10 update brought to the OnePlus 6 and 6T. The update improves system stability, updates Google security patches for December, and squashed a lot of bugs. Here's the full changelog: System Fixed the issue with a black screen appearing after unlocking the device using a fingerprint Fixed the issue with the animation logo while rebooting device Fixed the issue with device heating up while charging Fixed the random disconnection issue with 5Ghz hotspot Improved...

Microsoft Is Preparing Developers For Its Surface Duo Dual Screen Smartphone

While Microsoft might have yet to fully embrace the foldable smartphone design, the company does seem to think that a hybrid device such as a smartphone that can transform into a tablet does have merit. This is why back in 2019, the company announced the Surface Duo, an Android smartphone that can be folded and comes with dual displays.In fact, Microsoft seems to really want this to work out as […]

Samsung Galaxy S20 Officiallooking Renders Leak Galaxy S20 Ultra May Start At 1349

The latest development in Samsung's rumor mill is a leak of official-looking renders of the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. The renders come from Ishan Argawal via 91Mobiles and show Samsung's new trio looks in three different colors. According to the report, and as you can see by the renders, the Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ no longer use 3D curved glass but 2.5D glass instead. The Galaxy S20 Ultra does have a curve along the long edges of the display. The Samsung Galaxy S20 shown below in what the report calls "Cloud Blue". We saw a hint of this color when the...

Price Of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Leaked, And It Won’t Be Cheap

According to the rumors, Samsung is said to be working on a new foldable smartphone. However, unlike the Galaxy Fold, the upcoming foldable handset will be similar in design to a flip phone, except with a flexible display in the middle. Now thanks to a report out of Korea from Naver, the alleged price of the phone has been leaked.Based on the leak, it seems that the upcoming Galaxy Z […]

It Looks Like Apple Hasn’t Completely Abandoned Touch ID Just Yet

With Apple ditching Touch ID on the iPhone and iPad, it feels like the company could be ready to completely give up the technology, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. According to a recently discovered patent, it only seems to fuel the rumors that Apple could actually be looking to bring an in-display fingerprint sensor to future iPhones.According to the patent’s description, it reads, “Touch screens, in particular, […]

Fujifilm Announces 700 Xt200 Mirrorless Camera

Fujifilm has launched a new affordable option in its X-T series of mirrorless cameras. The X-T200 is the successor to the X-T100 and features lots of new bits and pieces, many of which come from the recently launched X-A7. The X-T200 features a newer design over the X-T100. On the front is a new grip, which should make the new model more comfortable to use. On the back, the circular d-pad has given way to a joystick. The X-T200 is also somehow lighter by 80g compared to its predecessor. The X-T200 has the 24.2MP APS-C sensor from the X-A7. Fujifilm claims improved autofocus...

Niantic Announces Events For Pokemon Go Harry Potter And Ingress Games

Niantic, the company behind Pokemon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Ingress mobile games, just announced the upcoming real-world events across the globe for 2020 since the 2019 events were so successful. The firm launched a new live events website and shared some interesting stats. For instance, its 2019 events generated $249 million in tourism revenue across Chicago, Dortmund and Montreal. About 2.7 million players joined in 32 countries. Pokemon Go players can expect the first event to take place from February 6 through February 9 in Taichung, Taiwan. The next one is Safari...

Apples Watch Connected Program Will Give You Rewards For Meeting Fitness Goals

Apple has launched a brand new program for its Apple Watch users which brings special rewards for gym-goers who accomplish pre-determined goals. Apple Watch Connected will bring discounts on gym memberships, Apple and Nike gift cards, donations to community initiatives as well as the chance to earn back the cost of your Apple Watch Series 5. Each gym will have its own set of goals and challenges but there aren't any clear examples of what these are at the time being. The program itself relies on Apple's GymKit system which uses NFC to establish a connection between compatible fitness...

Tinder Adds A Panic Button Along With The Ability To Verify Your Profile

Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps available for smartphones.While it’s fun for some but meeting strangers may not be a good idea all the time.So, Tinder has added some essential safety features that will come in handy if things go south on a date.To start with, you will now have a panic button for an emergency which will alert the safety authorities when something goes wrong.In addition […]

Samsung’s Quick Share Is An Alternative To Apple’s AirDrop

Apple’s AirDrop has been there for several years now to enable the transfer of files/documents from an iPhone (or macOS powered laptop) to another iOS/macOS device.However, for Android – we do not have a dedicated stock app by Google yet.Technically, Android has a lot of options to choose from if you want to transfer files to another phone or a PC, but most of them are third-party applications.Given that the […]

Huawei Band 4 Will Soon Launch In India Priced At Inr 1999

Huawei's Band 4 will start selling in India soon. It's listed on Flipkart as coming soon at a price of INR 1,999 (€25). The Huawei Band 4 displays notifications, the time and date as well as your fitness data on a 0.96-inch LCD with a resolution of 160x80px. It can track activities such as walking, running and cycling and can also track your sleep. It's water-tight down to 50 meters. It connects to your Android or iPhone via Bluetooth 4.2 but lacks NFC for payments. The Huawei Band 4 promises a week of battery life from its 91mAh battery and has a convenient USB-A port for...

Iphone 11 Outscores Xs Max In Dxomark Camera Test Comes Close To The 11 Pro Max

The Apple iPhone 11 received an overall camera score of 109 from DxOMark, beating the iPhone XS Max in both the photo and video categories. It is also well ahead of its immediate predecessor, the iPhone XR. Compared to the current generation Apple flagships, the phone's video score is within 1 point of the iPhone 11 Pro Max result as it offers identical features and comparable image quality. Predictably, the iPhone 11 got docked a few points for the lack of a telephoto camera - the phone can't deliver the same quality zoom and portrait shots without it. This accounts for most of the...

Samsung Galaxy A41 Battery Will Sport A 3500 Mah Battery

The Samsung Galaxy A41 is due to arrive in the coming months and a new certification from safety Korea just revealed the phone's battery. The cell will feature a 3,500 mAh capacity and bears the EB-BA415ABY identification number which falls in line with the A41's own SM-A415 model number. The actual photo of the cell is not the best quality but multiple other accounts have confirmed the 3,500 mAh capacity to be true. According to rumors, the charging speeds will remain at 15W just like the Galaxy A40. We've already seen details which suggest the A41's main camera will have a 48MP...

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Might Have A Stainlesssteel Frame

Samsung has been using aluminum frames for its last five generations of flagships. Now, the fans are up for a surprise, because the Galaxy S20 Ultra is rumored to have stainless-steel frame. The leakster that brought us the first live images of the device has disclosed the new info in a tweet. Apple iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are the only current flagships with stainless-steel frame Currently, only Apple uses stainless steel for its body. The last three generations of iPhones have all been implementing the design that in theory scratches less and provides an overall better...

Two Oppo Phones Visit Geekbench One With Snapdragon 765 The Other With Helio P90

The Oppo PCLM50 passed through TENAA - this seems to be a new version of the Reno3 or the Reno3 Pro. There was some uncertainty about the chipset, but Geekbench just cleared that up, it is indeed a Snapdragon 765G, the same chipset as the Pro. The non-Pro model uses a MediaTek Dimensity 1000 and has a 64MP camera instead of 48MP as on the PCLM50. However, the screen diagonal matches the non-Pro model, so it's not 100% clear if this will have the "Pro" label or not. Either way, the unit that ran the benchmark packed 8GB of RAM and featured Android 10, just as expected. Geekbench:...

Canalys Bluetooth Headphones Will Become The Second Biggest Smart Device Category After Phones

Canalys has released a new report predicting that personal audio will be the fastest-growing category of smart devices over the next few years, but smartphones will maintain their position as the leading smart device. According to the analysts, 3 billion smart devices will be shipped globally in 2023, up from 2.4 billion in 2019. Half of those will be smartphones, 1.5 billion, showing a small but consistent growth (meanwhile, PCs, laptops and tablets will decline). The next largest category will be smart personal audio. This includes everything from true wireless headsets (TWS) to...

Motorola Razr Now Officially Launching On February 6

Back in November last year, Motorola announced their own foldable phone in the form of the Motorola Razr, a revival of the classic and iconic design, except with a modern twist where on the inside it featured a flexible display. The handset was originally supposed to launch after Christmas, but the company delayed the release.According to Motorola, this was due to “unparalleled excitement” for the phone, but if you have […]

EA To Discontinue ‘Tetris’ Mobile Games In April

If you were a fan of the official Tetris mobile games (Tetris & Tetris Blitz) by EA for smartphones.It is indeed a sad news that EA will be ending the support for its Tetris games in April. You might have also observed the game as “Tetris 2011” at the Play Store / App Store.As per the exact details, the support should end on April 21st, 2020. However, you may not […]

Apple To Begin Mass Production Of iPhone SE 2 / iPhone 9 In February

The iPhone SE 2 – which could also be potentially called as “iPhone 9” will get into mass production next month for a potential March release schedule.In case you did not know, the iPhone SE 2 will be a budget iPhone for under $400. Even though the pricing isn’t clear at the moment, we’re just a month away from its official reveal.Bloomberg also reported that the assembly work for the […]

2020 iPhones Could Drop Midnight Green Color For New Navy Blue Finish

When it comes to iPhone colors, Apple has never really been one to explore crazy color finishes. However, with the iPhone 11, Apple did introduce a brand new midnight green finish that was actually rather nice, but it seems that with the 2020 iPhones, Apple might ditch the color for something else.According to XDA’s Max Weinbach, it seems that Apple could ditch the midnight green finish for the 2020 iPhones […]

Galaxy S20 Price and Release Date Leaked

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 (which was previously believed to be the S11) is almost around the corner for the launch next month. You can tune in to the official reveal on February 11th at Samsung’s Unpacked event.Along with the date, it seems that we already know about the pricing ahead of its official launch, as per the latest leak by Max Weinbach.In addition to his tweet, there are several sources pointing […]

Apple Dropped Its Plan To Encrypt iCloud Backups After FBI Complained

Apple is always known to actively defend users’ privacy – no matter whether it is a court order.However, amidst all the chaos and FBI’s pressure, Apple seems to be dropping its plan to encrypt the backups in iCloud as reported by Reuters.To enhance users’ privacy on the cloud, Apple had plans to introduce encrypted iCloud backups for the customers. However, the FBI complained that the move will harm crucial investigations.Hence, […]

New Text Scam Disguises Itself As A FedEx Tracking Notification

We buy a lot of things online these days and as such, getting text message notifications letting us know that our purchase has been shipped out is pretty common. However, it seems that there is a new text scam making its rounds that is disguising itself as a FedEx tracking notification, making users more inclined to click on it.According to the report, basically users will receive a text message informing […]

Leaked Photo Confirms OnePlus 8 Pro’s 120Hz Display

OnePlus has been steadily teasing that they are working on a display that offers a refresh rate of 120Hz, and now thanks to a leaked photo obtained by the folks at True-Tech, they have published what appears to be the OnePlus 8 Pro where based on the screenshot we’re seeing, it looks like the 120Hz display has been confirmed.OnePlus has never stated which phone will be getting the 120Hz display, […]

6.7-inch iPhone 12 Could Be Thinner Than The iPhone 11 Pro Max

One of the surprising changes that Apple made to its iPhones last year was longer battery life. For years, the company has been trying to compress its iPhones as much as possible to the point where they were forsaking features such as battery life in pursuit of thinness. That was why last year was rather surprising.However, it seems that Apple could potentially be going back to slimming down its phones, […]

The ‘Budget’ iPhone 11 Is Outselling The Pro Version

When Apple released the iPhone XR, some were a bit skeptical about the phone’s ability to succeed. After all, Apple had tried and failed with the iPhone 5c, but it seems that things were really different with the iPhone XR, where according to report after report, all of it seemed to arrive at the same conclusion: it was outselling the more expensive iPhone models.It looks like its successor is doing […]

Clearview AI Can Identify You With The Help Of Your Photo

Clearview AI is apparently a startup that helps identify people by simply having a snapshot of you (or your face – precisely).Even though this is being used by the Law Enforcement at certain places, this can be potentially a privacy threat.Of course, it will definitely help identify the criminals faster while utilizing technology. However, it looks like Clearview’s app might end up being accessible to almost everyone soon enough.As per […]

iOS 13.3.1 To Address iPhone 11 Privacy Issues

Last year there was a bit of controversy surrounding the iPhone 11 when it was discovered that even when users told the phone not to use location services, it would still continue to do so. Apple later offered an explanation in which they said that this was due to the use of the U1 ultra wideband chip that made its debut in the iPhone 11 models.According to Apple back then, […]

These Are The Leaked Specs Of The Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung has confirmed that they will be hosting an Unpacked event on the 11th of February where they are expected to announce the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 series. For those wondering, Samsung is expected to introduce three different models, the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra.Now thanks to leakster Ishan Agarwal and MySmartPrice, the specs of the entire lineup have been revealed. In terms of […]

2020 iPhone’s A14 Chipset Could Be Comparable To The MacBook Pro In Performance

With the 2020 iPhones, Apple is expected to introduce the A14 chipset. Everytime Apple releases a new chipset, it becomes faster and more efficient and overall, just more powerful than its predecessor. However, with the A14, it could take things to a whole new level, according to a report from Macworld.According to Macworld, it is largely expected that TSMC (Apple’s chipset maker) will be building the A14 chipset on the […]

Facebook Ditches Plans To Introduce Ads In WhatsApp

WhatsApp had a bit of a mixed business model at the start. The company had initially charged users an annual subscription fee, but they later removed it, and ever since then, the app has been free to use. When Facebook acquired it, there was no doubt that the company planned to monetize the app, but how exactly would they do that?Last year WhatsApp had confirmed that they would be inserting […]

OnePlus Shows Off Its 120Hz Display Technology

OnePlus has been teasing that they are working on a 120Hz display. Whether or not it will make it into the OnePlus 8 remains to be seen, but they are definitely working on something. In a recent post made on Twitter, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shared a demo video which showed off the company’s 120Hz display.According to Lau, he claims that OnePlus has created a custom MEMC chip that will […]

2020 iPhones And iPads Could Come With mmWave 5G Technology

It is widely believed that this year could see Apple introduce 5G to the iPhone, but it might not necessarily be the 5G support we might be hoping for. According to the latest rumors, it seems that Apple could be adopting mmWave 5G technology for its 2020 iPhones and possibly the iPad Pros as well.For those who are unfamiliar, at the moment there exists two different types of 5G technology […]

2020 iPhone Could Come With An Improved Face ID Sensor

Apple’s Face ID facial recognition technology works great. In fact, to date it seems that none of Apple’s competitors have managed to create anything close to Face ID in terms of security and accuracy. However, it does not mean that Face ID is perfect. There is still plenty of room left for improvement.The good news is that if you have been holding out on getting the 2020 iPhones, you might […]

TikTok App Was Downloaded More Than Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram in 2019

Sometimes the number of downloads and similar stats hint at how popular an app (or service) is.TikTok is already a quite popular app but it looks like it is apparently more popular than Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram in 2019 if we look at the download stats.According to a report by Sensor Tower, India was responsible for nearly 45% of first-time users.Overall, TikTok app ended the year 2019 as the second […]

Lokly Encrypted USB Key For The Most Paranoid Users

With the incredible miniaturization of portable SSD storage, you can carry several libraries worth of data in your pocket. But the mix of increased capacity and pocketable form factor creates security risks equally important.Enter Lokly, a startup building a highly secure USB key that encrypts and decrypts data in real-time as you read or write to it. During CES last week, I met Benoit Berthe, the CEO of  Lokly at […]

Xiaomi Shows Off A Smartphone With A 144Hz Refresh Rate Display

Companies such as Razer have been creating phones with 120Hz refresh rate displays. That’s pretty much as high as it has ever gotten, but it seems that Xiaomi is pushing the envelope with the Redmi K30 5G as the company has demoed the phone with a 144Hz refresh rate, making it the highest refresh rate we’ve seen on a smartphone to date.Typically speaking, 144Hz refresh rates can be found on […]

iPhones Can Now Be Used As A Google Security Key

The use of 2FA (two-factor authentication) has been encouraged as it offers up a more secure way of logging into your accounts. However, even then, it is still not 100% secure as some methods that involve sending codes over SMS can also be hijacked, which is why security keys exist.The problem with security keys is that you need to carry them with you, which can be a bit of a […]

Apple’s 2020 iPhones Could Feature As Much As 6GB Of RAM

When it comes to the iPhone, Apple has never been particularly fussed regarding how much RAM they are packing. This is because Apple controls both the hardware and software on the iPhone, meaning that they know how much RAM their devices need. However, in this day and age where Android devices are packing 8GB of RAM or more, 4GB of RAM seems a bit small.However, according to UBS analysts Timothy […]

EU Wants Apple To Drop Lightning In Favor Of A Standard Charging Port

In the early days of mobile phones, pretty much every handset maker had their own proprietary charger. This meant that if you used a phone made by one manufacturer, you wouldn’t be able to charge it using another company’s charger. However, over the years, this has changed where Android handset makers adopted micro USB and now USB-C.There is one holdout, however, and that is Apple who continues to use the […]

Samsung Unveiled The Enterprise-Ready Galaxy XCover Pro Smartphone

While we are already waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S20 next month, Samsung just unveiled its enterprise-ready smartphone ‘Galaxy XCover Pro’.It may not be the prettiest smartphone you have seen but it is indeed a stylish-rugged smartphone for workers from a variety of industries.Not just limited to Samsung’s Knox Security platform and durability, it also features walkie-talkie capability that Microsoft Teams support.In the press release, Samsung mentions its interest in […]

vivo nex a gets android 9 pie update

vivo has been anything but fast to release Android 9 Pie updates for its devices. The company has unveiled its new Funtouch 9 skin last month based on that OS release, and last week we got a timeline saying it would roll out to a total of 13 smartphones by July, in beta form.

huawei p30 pro torn down on video

There's no doubt that the Huawei P30 Pro has a lot of tech crammed into a smartphone's body and what better way to appreciate it by taking it apart and taking a look at what's inside? YouTuber JerryRigEverything starts the teardown the same way as many others - he uses a heat gun to

xiaomi opens up first mi store in romania

After setting its sights on a European expansion, Xiaomi has entered yet another market in the Old Continent - Romania. The company's new flagship Mi Store in Bucharest opened its doors amidst great interest and plenty of visitors. There were several special offers and discounts on smartphones and other Xiaomi gadgets for the eager