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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:37:49 +0200
Huawei will announce the nova 5 series on Friday, and the company keeps teasing the new devices on its Weibo account. The latest information is that the phone will sport a 32 MP selfie shooter. Interestingly enough, the phone is displayed with a notch, instead of the punch-hole design we saw earlier this month, but we expect the same Samsung GD1 sensor in all the phones. Expectations are the Huawei nova 5i will have a hole on the LCD, while the nova 5 should keep the waterdrop cutout for the front-facing camera. The nova 5 Pro was also envisioned with a teardrop display, while a...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:46:01 +0200
The Honor 20 series was introduced almost a month ago in the middle of the dumpster fire that is the Sino-US trade war, taking Huawei as a hostage in the negotiations. At the event in London, executive of the Shenzhen company refrained from announcing an arrival date. The Honor 20 is currently available only in China, and it looks like the sales are doing great - Huawei has just announced over 1 million pushed units of the Honor 20 in just 14 days. The sub-brand also used the announcement to introduce the Honor 20 Pro arrival at home, starting tomorrow. The Honor 20 Pro will be...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 01:00:01 +0200
Nokia 2.2's unlikely reign in our trending chart ended quickly with another freshly announced phone replacing it at the top. The Xiaomi Mi 9T has a lot going for it so it's no wonder it got the attention of most of you this week. With all the changes at the front the one constant on the podium is the Samsung Galaxy A50, which this week takes second place. Behind it the Galaxy Note10 Pro, which is still months away from an announcement but a couple of major leaks boosted its popularity early on. Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro missed on a global launch and dropped to fourth as a result. Another...
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:00:01 +0200
Flagships have gotten very, very expensive - they smashed through mental price barriers and didn't even slow down. So, you really have to ask yourself if the final few bells and whistles are worth it or if the vanilla version of the flagship is all you need. Whether it's called Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro or Pocophone F2 Pro where you live, this is one of the best phones that money can buy - and not a lot of money, either (this is the most affordable S855-powered phone ever). You still get the uninterrupted Super AMOLED display and triple cam experience, plus a large battery with...
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:00:01 +0200
Another week in which Huawei dominated headlines, this time because of its HongMeng OS, which is being tested on 1 million devices already. The final version is said to be coming in October, but the Mate 30 won't be running it. The other big story was the Google Pixel 4, which leaked in a variety of forms this week. At first we saw pictures of the device in the wild, showing a dual rear camera and a dual selfie camera cut into the display. Then we saw rumor-inspired 3D renders of it and finally Google pulled a curious stunt and tweeted an official press imgae of the Pixel 4, which...
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:00:01 +0200
Half of 2019 is over and it's time to reflect on the amazing flagships we've seen so far - and pick the best one! We're splitting this into two parts, starting with the premium models, the best of the best. We've split off the 5G phones into their own poll as the next generation networks are still very new and most carriers around the world are still running trials. But 5G is the future and future-proofing is the mark of a true flagship. A quick note on how we picked the contestants - only phones with the latest and greatest chipsets - Snapdragon 855, Exynos 9810 and Kirin 980. That's...
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:00:01 +0200
Back in 2007 a certain CEO got annoyed that the screen of his prototype phone got scratched up in his pocket. So, mere weeks before unveiling it, he decided to swap the plastic cover of the screen for chemically-strengthened glass. Plastic was the standard back in the day, it had done a good job for years. But that wasn't good enough for Steve Jobs. His decision changed the mobile landscape and made Gorilla Glass the standard. It is produced by Corning, which has a long history in specialty glass. It made the Pyrex cookware. It made the glass for the Hubble telescope's main mirror. It...
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 05:00:02 +0200
The improvements brought by iOS 13 are welcomed by many, last week's poll shows. Sure, Android users are feeling ahead of the curve on some of those features, but keep in mind this update will land on the iPhone 6s which will be four years old at that point. Of course, iOS 13 is geared more towards what modern iPhones need - dark mode does more for OLED than LCD, FaceID was improved (but that doesn't help TouchID) and so on. And it shows what iPhones are going to be like going forward (e.g. no 3D Touch and maybe even USB-C). Meanwhile, the tablet branch, iPadOS, is getting a fairly...
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 01:00:01 +0200
It's been just a little over three months since the launch of Realme 3, but it seems the company is planning to launch its successor soon as an alleged retail box of the Realme 4 appeared in a YouTube video. The box that we are looking at has the number '4' and Realme branding on it in yellow color, and it actually seems legit. But there's no way we can be sure of its authenticity. You can check out the video below. Additionally, an alleged render of the Realme 4 has surfaced on Twitter, but we are highly skeptical about the veracity of this image as the phone looks similar to the...
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:30:01 +0200
Early specs of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro surfaced last month including the 6.71-inch AMOLED display. And, according to the information coming out of China, this screen will have a refresh rate of 90Hz - like the OnePlus 7 Pro. Meanwhile alleged renders of the Mate 30 Pro have surfaced, revealing a phone with a curved edges of its display and with a punch hole in the upper-left corner to accommodate two cameras. At the back, the smartphone will have a quad camera setup placed in the center with an LED flash in 'V' formation. This camera system is said to offer 5x optical zoom and 50x...
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 20:00:01 +0200
OnePlus recently rolled out the Android Pie-based OxygenOS Open Beta updates for the OnePlus 6 and 6T which came with Digital Wellbeing, Fnatic Mode, and June 2019 security patch. Now, OnePlus has released the second developer preview of Android Q for these 2018 smartphones. We are still a few months away from the release of the stable build of Android Q, but those who want to check out the new features coming with this next version of Android can give the Android Q developer preview a try. But before proceeding, do note that this developer preview comes with its fair share of known...
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 17:00:02 +0200
What a beautiful day, let's all have some cake! We are turning 19 years old today and we are proud to share this moment with you. In the past 12 months we managed to launch an official Instagram account and an official Android application, which is currently in Beta, but is rapidly heading towards a release. In fact as an early present to you we finally brought Dark Mode to it - that was easily the most requested feature since the open Beta started. Just make sure you have the latest version, then just head to Settings. Meanwhile we are happy to see that our YouTube channel...
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 15:00:01 +0200
MIUI is Xiaomi's heavily customized Android skin for its smartphones and ever since it first started MIUI back in 2010, it has always provided Global Beta builds for almost all of its smartphones including legacy ones - years after their initial release. In a brief blog post on the Mi Community website where fans can offer feedback and discuss the Beta builds, Admin member Elaine2046 announced that its team of engineers will cease to release global MIUI beta builds for all devices, effective July 1 of this year. MIUI has two versions of its software: MIUI Stable, and MIUI Beta. The...
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:30:01 +0200
vivo will soon launch the Z1 Pro in India, which was initially thought to be a re-branded Z5x launched in China last month. But, while the Z5x is powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC, the Z1 Pro will come with Snapdragon 712 instead, making it the first smartphone in India to have this chipset. Furthermore, the 16MP selfie camera on the Z5x is also replaced with a 32MP unit on the Z1 Pro. However, it will retain the Z5x's 5,000 mAh battery having 18W fast charging support. vivo Z1 Pro key specs Rest of the specifications of the Z1 Pro are currently unavailable, but we assume they...
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 10:08:01 +0200
A detailed specs sheet of the Motorola One Action leaked two days ago telling us more about the internals of the phone. And now, a render of the One Action has surfaced, showing us what it looks like. The Motorola One Action looks similar to the One Vision announced last month. It has a punch hole display on the front, power button and volume rocker on the right, a SIM card slot on the left, and a speaker and a microphone at the bottom flanking the USB-C port. The headphone jack on the One Action is likely placed at the top, like the One Vision. The One Action also has the...
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 07:51:14 +0200
Last month was the first time we saw what the upcoming iPhone's rear camera could possibly look like. It was a square camera setup with triple cameras arranged in a seemingly random arrangement. Case and accessory manufacturer Olixar already has glass protectors for the iPhone 11's rear camera, and they come in three versions, one for each of the three variants we are expecting from Apple this year. In addition, the same accessory maker also has an iPhone 11 Max screen protector also up for pre-order from Mobile Fun UK. The UK retailer made a video about the camera protectors where...
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 03:00:01 +0200
Google's official Pixel 4 design reveal was somewhat surprising, but now we're back in familiar territory with Pixel leaks. Similar to last year's Pixel 3 XL train leak, the upcoming Google flagship was spotted in the flesh by an anonymous tipster out in London. The phone appears to be in a fabric case which Google has been offering for its devices since the Pixel 2 came to be. While the new image falls in line with what we've seen so far with the square camera cutout for the dual cameras, it doesn't provide much additional information. According to the folks over at 9to5Google...
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 23:59:01 +0200
Back in February, Huawei announced its first foldable phone - the Mate X. The device was initially scheduled to arrive by the end of this month but then the whole US trade ban came to spoil the Chinese manufacturer's plans. New reports from CNBC and The Wall Street Journal claim that the company's foldable phone is scheduled to arrive in September. According to a Huawei spokesperson, the Mate X will launch globally with a focus on markets where 5G infrastructure is already deployed. Moreover given Samsung's Galaxy Fold troubles the spokesperson said that the Mate X is going through...
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 22:30:02 +0200
While companies like Huawei, Google, and OnePlus have devices that already got the Android Q Beta, Xiaomi is only now unveiling which phones will receive the next Google OS. Today the company posted a list of 11 smartphones that will run take part in the beta program - nine of them are scheduled for Q4 2019, while two more will get it between January and March 2020. Phone Android Q Schedule Xiaomi Mi 9 Q4 2019 Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro Xiaomi Redmi K20 Xiaomi Mi 8 Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:00:02 +0200
Verizon started selling the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G in May, and AT&T recently announced that it will launch this smartphone on its network on June 17. Now Sprint has confirmed that it will join the party on June 21. The Galaxy S10 5G will be initially available in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Kansas City, and will then arrive in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. in the coming weeks. Sprint has already started accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S10 5G which is only available in 256GB storage option and costs $1299 outright. Those who pre-order can...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 02:27:00 -0500
Comcast and Charter are learning the hard way what it means to be in the wireless carrier business. The nation's number one and number two cable television firms have what they called "wireless phone ventures."
Comcast has an MVNO service to subscribers called Xfinity Mobile which piggybacks on both Xfinity's large number of Wi-Fi hotspots, and Verizon's network while Charter has it Spectrum Mobile offer using Big Red's network as well.
The cable companies are reportedly losing money so far, as they have to pay about $5 for a gig of data to Verizon, but ...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 02:14:00 -0500
If you’re reading this, you probably like tech more than the average person and that's especially true for smartphones. The best thing about tech is undoubtedly getting your hands on it for the first time. But getting to that point and beyond is a road riddled with peaks and pitfalls. Whenever you’re really invested in something there are always emotional swings involved and getting a new smartphone can be an adventure for tech enthusiasts.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:21:00 -0500
Last year Huawei shipped 206 million handsets worldwide. The company saw its momentum continue in the first quarter of this year with deliveries of 59 million units globally; that was a 50.3% year-over-year gain and made Huawei the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world during the three-month period. It appeared that nothing could stop the company from surpassing Samsung to become the world's largest smartphone manufacturer next year. Back in 2016. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, said that the company would top Samsung and Apple by 2021 and Huawei was set ...
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:58:00 -0500
Google hit a home run with its mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Priced at $399 and $479 respectively, the phones offer the same outstanding photographic experience that the Pixel line has been known for, but at half the price. In fact, if you are a big fan of the Google ecosystem, a case can be made for picking up the mid-ranger instead of the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL. Yes, the Pixel 3a range employs the Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform instead of the Snapdragon 845 SoC, and it has a plastic build without protection from water. But battery life is good and the phones come with unlimited cloud ...
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:50:00 -0500
The Gear S3 frontier is Samsung's spearhead in the US smartwatch market, and one of the popular wearable products sold by the South Korean company. It's not a cheap device, but it's far from being as expensive at Apple's smartwatches. Also, it comes with Samsung's Tizen OS, unlike other smartwatch vendors that opted for Google's Wear OS.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:31:00 -0500
We just started taking the first steps of what will be a long walk to get global 5G networks up and running. That is why U.S. President Donald Trump was ridiculed back in February when he called for the U.S. to start implementing 6G as soon as possible. 5G networks will provide dataspeeds up to 10 times faster than 4G LTE and will lead to the development of new industries and businesses. 6G standards are not even close to being defined yet. While it is likely that Trump has no idea what 5G and 6G actually mean, one man who does is Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:42:00 -0500
NVIDIA kind of hit the jackpot with the SHIELD TV, one of the best Android TV boxes available on the market. However, since the device was launched four years ago, it has started to show its age, even though an updated model was released back in 2017.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:00:00 -0500
The Galaxy Tab S5e is a pretty great Android-based alternative to Apple's latest iPad Air... if you can remember to hold it "right", typically starting at a very reasonable price of $400 with an incredibly thin profile and a more than respectable spec sheet.
Of course, the 10.5-incher is no powerhouse, packing an upper mid-range Snapdragon 670 processor, and with a high-end Tab S5 model seemingly around the corner, it sure can use all the discounts it can get to make some headlines and boost its sales numbers. For the first time since the slate was commercially released in the ...
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:48:00 -0500
Ever since Huawei was put on the U.S. Commerce Department's Entity List, which prevents it from accessing its U.S. supply chain, the company has been forced to scramble in order to stick to its 2019 road map. Huawei has had to develop its own Android alternative and draw down on a year's worth of chips and other components that it was saving up for a rainy day. Well, it is now pouring outside and Huawei is trying to soldier on best that it can.
Citing unnamed foreign media, China's IT Home has just published (via TechRadar) alleged renders and specs of the Huawei ...
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:06:00 -0500
The Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Go tablets both are compatible with the company's Surface Pen stylus. A patent application filed by Microsoft with the USPTO (via Windows Latest) reveals that the company has plans to add new capabilities to a future version of its pen. The patent application is titled Dynamic Interaction Adaptation of a Digital Inking Device and was filed in December 2017 before getting published last week.
The patent reveals a Surface Pen (called a digital inking device in the documentation) with a status bar that "provides contextually relevant ...
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:08:00 -0500
OnePlus released a new update for its latest flagship, the OnePlus 7 Pro last week, but carrier-bounded units didn't initially get it. The update brings many camera improvements, but also some system-wide optimizations and enhancements to various functions of the phone.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:01:00 -0500
A couple of months back, when Metro by T-Mobile released the Moto G7 Power, it sold the phone starting at just $59 to customers who switched from other carriers. That was an excellent price, considering the fact that the handset was - and still is - normally sold for about $200.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:39:00 -0500
Commercially released almost two years ago, the stock Android-based Pixel 2 and 2 XL were kept around after the introduction of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL last fall, but in anticipation of the mid-range Pixel 3a and 3a XL, the classic 5/6-inch duo was officially discontinued by Google a few months back. That wasn't necessarily bad news for bargain hunters in love with the purest form of the search giant's industry-leading operating system, but following several killer deals and massive discounts, Verizon and Best Buy also pulled the plug.
Still, if the Pixel 3a and 3a XL are too rich ...
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 07:17:00 -0500
Google may have taken the entire mobile tech world by surprise a few days ago with official confirmation of a Pixel 4 leak from earlier this same week, but apparently, that doesn't mean the search giant's next high-end smartphone lineup will be commercially released anytime soon.
Of course, Android purists unwilling to wait until October can still purchase the very respectable Pixel 3 or 3 XL or settle for a little less raw power and get the extremely well-reviewed Pixel 3a or 3a XL at an unbeatable price. But even if you're looking to save a buck (or a few hundred), you don't ...
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 20:42:00 -0500
The other day we told you that the Samsung Galaxy Buds wireless Bluetooth earphones were the second most popular in the "true wireless hearables" category during the first quarter. Apple's AirPods dominated this segment of the accessories market with a larger than 50% slice of the pie. For Samsung, it was the first time that the company finished as high as second as the Galaxy Buds made a strong showing after replacing the Gear IconX in March.
Normally priced at $129, Verizon has a great deal on the Galaxy Buds that will save you $30 or 23%. That takes the price of ...
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 18:28:00 -0500
Rolling out via a server-side update to the Google Search app on Android is a new feature that is called "In this video." Spotted by Android Police, this is a timeline for certain YouTube videos that appear on a Google Search result. For example, let's say you search for "steps to knit a scarf video." If the top result includes an "In this video" tineline, you'll see exactly where specific content is available on the video. For example, in the image that accompanies this article you can see that information about choosing yarn and needles starts at the 32 second mark of the video. At the 7:33 ...
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 17:09:00 -0500
Just a few days ago, we told you about an update to the Google Chrome Browser app for Android to version 75 (75.0.3770.67). That update included a password manager that creates "strong and unique" passwords and also allows you to look up stored passwords. It also added a dark mode setting with three options; the default setting keeps Chrome on Light Mode until the Battery Saver is enabled. Light Mode will keep the usual black text on white background regardless of whether the Battery Saver is on, and Dark Mode always has the white text on a black background.
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:18:00 -0500
The Samsung Gear smartwatches are selling like hot cakes when they're on sale in the US, perhaps because the discounts are so massive that it makes buying these wearable devices a duty rather than a caprice.
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:14:00 -0500
Imagine being able to arrange a night out in advance through Alexa by engaging in a naturally flowing conversation with the virtual assistant. According to VentureBeat, this is what Amazon showed off last week at its re: Mars conference when it unveiled a preview of Alexa Conversations. Found in Amazon's Alexa Skills Kit, Conversations allows developers to combine voice apps in order to streamline certain functions.
Amazon showed off what Conversations could do at the conference by showing a clip of a woman using Alexa to purchase a movie ticket, reserve a table at ...
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:44:00 -0500
YouTube TV is giving fans a bit of a recognition for being loyal to the service for a long time. If you're not a YouTube TV subscriber or just subscribed recently, you're not be getting this freebie, but don't be disappointed, perhaps the promotion will be back at some point in the future.
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:42:00 -0500
Nova Launcher developer Cliff Wade has just announced a new update for one of the most popular Android launchers out there. The main improvements included in the update have been introduced at users' requests.
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:14:00 -0500
Microsoft made a risky move when it decided to launch the Surface Headphones, a premium product that directly competes with the likes of Sony WH-1000XM3 and Bose QC35 II headphones when it comes to price.
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:12:00 -0500
Depending on your age, you might remember the old days when you walked into a Verizon store, bought a subsidized phone for $99 or $199, and the rep used a Cellebrite machine to transfer over your contacts to the new handset. The machines, used for data extraction, would occasionally tip us off to upcoming new phones. The Israeli company got plenty of press back in 2016 when Apple refused to comply with a federal court order to unlock the iPhone 5c belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. This would have forced Apple to create a special version of iOS for the government, and the company ...
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 07:30:00 -0500
If that $350 refurbished Galaxy S9 from a couple of days ago seemed like a killer deal but you held off anyway for something better, that something has arrived in the form of a brand-new 2018 Samsung flagship setting you back a measly 300 bucks.
You can even choose to pay the three Benjamins upfront or split them in 24 monthly installments of $12.50 by agreeing to a Verizon device payment plan. Unfortunately, you can't get this awesome new deal directly from Big Red, and instead you'll have to visit a physical Costco warehouse location, where you'll also need a membership to ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:37:00 -0500
For some reason, both Apple and Google thought that it would be okay to house the rear cameras on their upcoming phones in a square module mounted in the upper left corner of the devices' rear panel. We've seen renders of the 2019 iPhones and an actual photo shared by Google of the Pixel 4. Interestingly, Apple received plenty of flak for the iPhone 11 camera module while the Pixel 4 ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 19:13:00 -0500
Late last month, we told you about the good news and bad news related to the $26.5 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. While FCC Chairman Ajit Pai had approved the deal and told other commissioners that they should vote in favor of it, the Justice Department had concerns. Both regulatory agencies looked at different aspects of the deal; the FCC examined the technical issues that could pop up from the transaction while the DOJ concerned itself with the loss of competition that such a deal might bring. The merger needs approval from both agencies to close, and the Justice Department ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:54:00 -0500
Just like many other flagship smartphones available in the US, the unlocked LG G8 ThinQ is compatible with all major carriers in the country, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Even though the smartphone is still priced to sell for $850, there are many retailers that offer great deals on the LG G8 ThinQ quite often, so there's no point in paying the full price.
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:33:00 -0500
For two Chief Executives that have nothing in common with each other, President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook sure have a lot of meetings. Of course, both are trying to get something from the other. Trump wants Cook to commit to building Apple's devices in the U.S. (even going as far as making up a story about Apple building three "beautiful plants" back in 2017) while Cook wants to make sure that the iPhone doesn't become collateral damage in the U.S.-China trade war.
Yesterday the pair had another meeting, according to Reuters, and reportedly talked about ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:30:00 -0500
One of the top ten most popular messaging apps in the world is Telegram, available for iOS and Android. Not as widely used in the U.S., the app offers end-to-end encryption and group chats for as many as 200,000 people. The app also can share videos, even those with large file sizes, and documents of any type. A tweet from Telegram CEO Pavel Durov (via Reuters) blames China for a cyberattack that hit the Telegram app and affected its subscribers earlier this week.
Durov says that a large Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack originated ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:38:00 -0500
If you're in need of new wireless headphones that are not super-expensive, you might want to know that Samsung is currently selling its AKG N700NC at a discounted price. Released in late 2018, the AKG N700NC is one of Samsung's newest pairs of noise-canceling headphones - normally priced at $349.99. For a limited time, Samsung is taking $50 off these headphones, thus offering them for $299.99. Samsung says this is a Father's Day deal, so it might expire after June 16.
The Samsung AKG N700NC headphones deliver high-quality sound and feature active noise cancellation ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:51:00 -0500
Apple's AirPods continue to dominate the true wireless "hearables" category with a larger than 50% market share. However, the second generation of the extremely popular accessory did not add to Apple's already huge share of this market. According to the information made public by Counterpoint Research (via 9to5Mac), despite launching the latest version of its AirPods during the quarter, "Apple's market share remained at the same level seen in the last quarter, failing to grow in spite of the launch of its second generation AirPods." Of course, the new AirPods weren't announced by the tech ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:00:00 -0500
Sprint launched its True 5G Network at the end of May 2019 and because it uses mid-band spectrum as the underlying technology for the network, it has been able to offer the widest 5G coverage of all US carriers at launch.
In contrast, rivals Verizon Wireless and AT&T rely on complicated millimeter-wave tech that delivers incredible speeds, but you get coverage only in very near proximity to a 5G node, something that Sprint harshly, but correctly describes as a "hotspot 5G network".
Sprint meanwhile kicked off its 5G network with a launch in four major US cities: ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:27:00 -0500
The Xperia 1 is more than just Sony's latest flagship phone. It is the catalyst in the company's transformative turn in a new direction – one that would hopefully bring the Xperia brand back on the radar. It is the first Sony phone with a triple camera and the only handset on the market with a 4K OLED HDR display. The 21:9 aspect ratio makes it ideal for multitasking and watching movies, while camera features like eye-tracking autofocus and Cinema Pro video recording with full manual controls should have creators intrigued. But at a price of nearly $1000, does the Xperia 1 stand a chance against ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:43:00 -0500
It has been a wild week for Google Pixel leaks. First, we got to see some leak-based renders that claimed to depict the real thing. Then, Google itself went "to Hell with it" and posted the design of the upcoming Pixel 4 phone. Granted, it was a darkened silhouette, but it pretty much showed that the latest leaks are correct.
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:29:00 -0500
Apple's "limited time" trade-in discounts for iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max purchases are still available, but although they're pretty hefty by the company's own standards, you can unsurprisingly get much better deals of a similar nature from third-party retailers and major US carriers.
Costco and T-Mobile, for instance, are joining forces yet again on a limited time promotion with an unspecified expiration date that will let you shave up to a whopping $700 off the list prices of the three aforementioned iOS handsets. There are a number of requirements you need to meet, starting ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:28:00 -0500
In the past 5 years, we've witnessed a pretty impressive success story. A company named OnePlus rose amidst the frenzy of a saturated smartphone market and said: "Hey... we are here to kill your flagships." Its mission was simple: offer a great phone with top-tier specs at a much affordable price than the established competition. Then rely on word of mouth and guerilla marketing to go mini viral.
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:25:00 -0500
In light of the revelations that Huawei's patent licensing chief has sent a letter to Verizon asking for a cool $1 billion in exchange for granting access to the company's 4G/5G network and other patents, we asked you who's in the right. Almost three quarters of our respondents give the benefit of the doubt to Huawei, with the big caveat that the patent filings are applicable to the technology Verizon uses now, and the eventual patent pricing is deemed fair if this thing goes to court.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 05:45:17 +0000
Samsung made it clear two weeks ago that it faces grave challenges and that it’s buckling up to tackle them. It’s having to work around slow demand for memory chips as well as the decline in the profitability of OLED panels. Both have been significant contributors to its record-breaking profits over the past few years. […]
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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 05:09:07 +0000
The latest data from IHS Markit shows that Samsung Display has retained its dominant position as the top global smartphone display vendor in the first quarter of this year. It was able to do that as more smartphone manufacturers opted for OLED panels for their premium devices. Samsung picked up the bulk of those orders. […]
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Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:56:00 +0000
Samsung has come up with a new ad for the Galaxy S10 and the wearables launched along with it. The ad, titled ‘Samsung Galaxy: Seamlessly connect your Galaxy’, tries to showcase how Samsung products are designed to work together seamlessly. It features a Galaxy S10+, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active, a crying baby and some […]
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Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:28:08 +0000
Samsung has already chalked up an impressive showing with the Android Pie update by pushing it out to multiple Galaxy devices in quick succession, and the company is continuing the streak this week by releasing the Pie update for the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018), just a few days after the update was released for the […]
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Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:22:43 +0000
Samsung has officially released the Galaxy Fit in the US. The newest Samsung fitness tracker went on sale in several other countries earlier this month alongside its cheaper sibling, the Galaxy Fit e. Apparently, Samsung has no plans to launch the latter in the American market. Both devices were announced back in February. Galaxy Fit […]
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Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:15:27 +0000
Huawei is a market leader in the global telecom infrastructure market with close to 30% revenue share. It is also the second largest vendor in the worldwide smartphone market, with an ambitious goal to overtake Samsung by the end of this year. So, when the Chinese company started facing backlash from the US government and its […]
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Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:12:27 +0000
Here’s a good one from Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer that has seen its reputation going down the drain recently thanks to the sanctions placed on it by the Trump administration: Huawei has delayed the launch of its foldable smartphone from June to September because it’s “being more ‘cautious’ after Samsung’s foldable device, the Galaxy Fold, […]
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Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:10:29 +0000
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active series of robust tablets may soon get a new member. The company has filed a trademark application for ‘Tab Active Pro’ at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) earlier this week. Samsung launched the rugged Galaxy Tab Active 2, the latest in the series, back in October 2017. The trademark application was submitted by […]
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Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:07:39 +0000
T-Mobile has become the first US carrier to release the June security update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. An update with software version G960USQS5CSEA and G965USQS5CSEA is now rolling out to the S9 and S9+ respectively, and it brings only the latest security fixes. Yes, that means the update does not include a Night […]
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Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:43:26 +0000
Smartphone photography has gained popularity because the cameras on our mobile devices have improved significantly compared to just a few years ago. That’s why there are more photography-related accessories flooding the market. Accessories like tripods help you to take better pictures by allowing you to mount the device, walk away and take a wider shot […]
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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:52:34 +0530
Ride hailing major Uber is piloting a 24×7 on-trip helpline to boost the safety of its passengers, the company sources said. Since its inception in India in 2013, Uber has not offered direct calling (helpline) support for passengers. So, this move comes following feedback in this regard. “We are piloting a security call centre 24×7 in […]
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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:35:04 +0530
WhatsApp developers are working on a new feature to improve the image sharing experience. In the new WhatsApp update, we get the recipient name below the caption. This will ensure that users are aware of who they are sending the image to while adding the caption. This however seems slightly redundant as WhatsApp shows the […]
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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:23:14 +0530
Despite everything Huawei is facing, it doesn’t seem to have stopped thinking about phone launches. While the uncertainty around the use of Android remains, leaks around the next flagship smartphone continue to surface online. Now, a new Huawei Mate 30 Pro leak reveals an interesting feature. Huawei Mate 30 Pro leak features, specifications One of […]
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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:00:22 +0530
Xiaomi introduced the Poco F1 smartphone last year. It was powered by the flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset, up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The Poco F1 ditched MIUI custom skin, and came with Poco Launcher instead. A few months later, Xiaomi released the Poco Launcher for Android phones. Now, it has been updated, and […]
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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:32:48 +0530
HMD Global launched Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 smartphones a few weeks back in India. Now, both the devices have received price cut and are available at the lowest price yet on Amazon India. After the price cut, the Nokia 4.2 is available for Rs 9,690. Notably, the 3GB RAM variant of the Nokia 4.2 […]
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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:01:37 +0530
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched a new Special Tariff Voucher (STV) for its customers. This new 168 STV is aimed at BSNL customers who frequent foreign countries for extended periods of time.According to the details, BSNL subscribers will get International roaming for a period of 90 days. This offer is likely an attempt […]
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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:37:47 +0530
There have been quite a few PUBG Mobile tournaments held in India, and the most recent one to conclude is PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019 (PMCO 2019) India Finals. The tournament presented a chance for players to represent India at the global stage, and win a total prize pool of $2.5 million. The PMCO 2019 […]
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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:31:40 +0530
Transsion Holding’s online-exclusive sub-brand Infinix recently launched its new smartphone in India. Today, the Infinix Hot 7 Pro sale kicks off in India. The device costs Rs 8,999, and it will be available via Flipkart. The company claims that Infinix Hot 7 Pro is the first smartphone with 6GB of RAM priced under Rs 10,000 […]
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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:18:51 +0530
The Nubia Red Magic 3 is all set to launch in India today. The gaming device will be available for purchase via Flipkart. The company has already launched the phone in China. Internally, the device packs Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855 octa-core SoC. Furthermore, Nubia is touting that the Red Magic 3 is the world’s first […]
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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:08:43 +0530
My first experience with the Amazon Kindle was in 2010, when I got myself a Kindle Keyboard 3G from the US. A friend who was studying there had bought it locally, and then brought it along when he was visiting family. I still remember opening the plain-Jane cardboard packaging. It was something I’d never seen […]
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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:57:46 +0530
Flipkart's grandeur Bonanza sale is often credited to offer some best-looking deals on devices and gadgets. This time as well, the portal is all set to sweep away your feet with this plan. Not to forget, the sale starts today(17th June)
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:15:00 +0530
HMD Global the company behind the brand Nokia launched its Nokia 4.2 and 3.2 smartphone at MWC 2019 and the smartphones has recently made its way to the Indian market. Now it has been reported that the company has slashed the
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +0530
There are numerous claims that the Vivo Z1 Pro is expected to be launched sometime soon in India. Well, this new Z series smartphone is the international variant of the Vivo Z5x that went official in the company's home market China
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:50:59 +0530
Infinix, the Chinese smartphone maker announced the launch of its Hot 7 Pro earlier this month in India. The latest entrant comes with dual front and rear camera setup with up to 6GB RAM with a price tag sub Rs. 10,000.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:15:00 +0530
Redmi K20 Pro is one of the highly anticipated smartphones to be launched in India in a few weeks. As per an official post shared by the company last month, the device is expected to be launched in mid-July in the
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:07:34 +0530
NASA astronaut Christina Koch has captured a mesmerizing image of the Southern Lights or Aurora Australis for the International Space Station (ISS). The image was captured during one of the space station's 15 orbits of the planets. The ISS
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:48:40 +0530
When it comes to offering Android OS updates, OnePlus maintained a good track record. Just like the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7, the Android Q Developer Preview 2 is now available for the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:19:21 +0530
The Realme 3 was launched in India on March 12, which was one of the first smartphones from the company with a gradient pattern design. Now, a new leak suggests that the company might be gearing up to the launch the
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:04:29 +0530
The State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced new plan for its prepaid users. According to a TelecomTalk report, this newly launched plan STV 168 is different from the existing plan. This plan is for those
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:15:06 +0530
Nubia is all set to launch the most powerful gaming smartphone that the company has ever made in India. We are talking about the Nubia Red Magic 3, which will go live in India on the June 17 @6:30 PM. Here
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:00:00 +0530
Of late, Samsung is introducing many new Galaxy M and Galaxy A series smartphones at affordable price points to regain the lost market share in recent times. The latest offering from the company is the Galaxy M40. This smartphone comes with
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:28:00 +0530
As long as mind-reading technology is still a few years away, barring voice assistance, the not-so-old-fashioned keyboard is the tool that a good chunk of us rely on to access a significant section of everything that you can do with your
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:00:00 +0530
Digitalization has made standing in queues and visiting brick and mortar stores something akin to a renaissance fair. Maybe that’s stretching it a little bit, but who knows, thirty years from now, you could be the older person reminiscing about simpler
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +0530
Google Chrome has added a new feature to its latest version known as Hardware Acceleration. It is a very important feature which improves the experience of web browsing. Hardware acceleration can be turned on or off as it sometimes becomes very
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:00:00 +0530
The OnePlus 6T with 8 GB RAM of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage is now available in India for Rs. 27,999, whereas, the Redmi K20 Pro with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage retails for 2799 Yuan (Rs.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:00:00 +0530
For the first time, OnePlus announced the launch of two flagship smartphones at the same time in May. Well, the company launched both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro at an event last month. Both these smartphones are successors to
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 23:57:33 +0530
India's leading telecom player Bharti Airtel has further upgraded its 4G network in Jammu & Kashmir with the deployment of LTE 2100 technology that will significantly enhance the network experience for its smartphone customers. With the fast declining 3G
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 20:09:23 +0530
VingaJoy, an emerging mobile accessories brand has launched a new audio product in India. Maxo Bass wireless neckband is the latest product introduced by the company. The neckband comes with a unique foldable design and is available for sale online in
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:01:00 +0530
TCL Electronics has kicked off Smart TV Days on Amazon from June 14. The sale will allow every Indian household to take home best in class TCL Smart TVs at attractive prices (starting at Rs.11,990). As part of Smart TV
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 15:14:00 +0530
We are in the end of the second quarter of the year and it is time for rumors and speculations regarding the next-generation flagship models slated to be unveiled in the coming months. Talking about the smartphone launches to happen in
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 15:03:45 +0530
Honor, Huawei's sister brand has recently announced its premium Honor 20 smartphone series in India. The new lineup comes with the Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20i smartphones. The successor to the Honor 10 series is introduced with
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:30:00 +0530
Taiwan-based SOC maker MediaTek has announced the launch of its chipset MT6739 powers Kent CamEye, a next-gen car camera. Miles Sun, General Manager, Corporate Sales, MediaTek Inc. said; Kent's CamEye is a great example as an essential gadget for the
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:36:44 +0530
Here is a weekly tech launch roundup for the 24th week of 2019. This week, we have seen a lot of smartphone launches, including the most anticipated smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy M40, the most affordable smartphone with a punch hole
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:30:00 +0530
JBL has always been at the forefront of advancements in the audio department. The company has consistently delivered high-end audio products with aggressive pricing. The products carry a signature form factor and punchy bass which make them hard to resist.
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:26:42 +0530
Smartphone price cuts are becoming highly common as the companies are bringing more and more devices and offering discounts on the existing models. After price cuts on Vivo, Oppo and Samsung devices, the latest ones to get discounted are from Motorola.
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:10:42 +0530
We have are currently in the mid-2019, where, most of the smartphone makers have come up with their smartphones with new design, features, and specifications. Here are the top five major changes that we have seen on 2019 class smartphones, which
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:00:00 +0530
According to a new report by Opensignal, Cyclone Fani affected mobile networks in six districts, while the users in the rest of the state experienced unchanged levels of mobile network availability. " We measured the proportion of time our users
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:03:27 +0530
Xiaomi's custom skin MIUI has over 300 million users across the world and is one of the most popular skins available for Android devices. MIUI Global ROM has various versions such as beta and stable and these have different capabilities and
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 11:30:00 +0530
LG is all set to launch a new W series comprising affordable smartphones in India. The company is expected to launch this new lineup to be available only online. While there is no clarity regarding when we can expect the launch
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 11:28:52 +0530
The Samsung Galaxy Fold could have been the smartphone of the year, as it was the first smartphone from Samsung with an actual foldable display. However, it looks like the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold has been delayed, yet again.