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Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:30:02 +0200
Samsung Galaxy A60 and Samsung Galaxy A40s were announced last week in China with triple cameras and a fingerprint scanner on the back. Today the devices appeared on the company website for pre-order, revealing the launch dates. Both handsets will start from CNY1,499 ($225/200) for the 6/64 GB variant, but the Galaxy A60 has a second version with double the storage that costs CNY1,999 ($300/270). The Samsung Galaxy A60 has a 6.3" LCD Infinity-O panel, meaning the selfie camera is hidden behind a hole in the screen. The front-facing shooter is 32 MP, while the main setup on the...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:30:01 +0200
Last week, a render of the Honor 20 Pro leaked in Teal color showing off the phone's back with a quad camera setup. Today, we get to see this smartphone in a new color. The Honor 20 Pro has surfaced in White gradient and you can see that it has a dash of pink. The render shows off the phone's back which is home to quad cameras stacked vertically in the left corner. The primary camera in this system is said to have a Sony IMX600 sensor, and the image shows that the phone will have a periscope-style camera with telephoto lens akin to the one we've seen on the Huawei P30 Pro. The...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:30:01 +0200
The Oppo F11 Pro Avengers Limited Edition is now up for pre-order in India, about a month and a half after the 'regular' model went on sale. The limited edition phone is a 6GB + 128GB version of the F11 Pro with an exclusive Space Blue color, Avengers movie elements on the back, an Avengers theme and wallpapers and a special Captain America protective case. You can book the F11 Pro Avengers Limited Edition now exclusively through Amazon.in for INR 28,000 (~360) with shipments beginning on May 1. The Oppo F11 Pro has a 6.53-inch notchless IPS LCD, a motorized pop-up 16MP...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:56:45 +0200
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:30:01 +0200
The fingerprint scanner has moved under the display in the pursuit to make room for bigger screens, but with a big caveat - it can only be placed under an OLED panel since only this type of display can allow for the light to pass from underneath the matrix. Now, a Chinese company called Fortsense, has figured out a way to implement the sensor under an LCD, and expect smartphone manufacturers to adopt the tech by the end of the year. Photos of the Fortsense presentation According to leaked photos of a marketing presentation, Fortsense has figured out how to let light pass...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:30:02 +0200
The Realme 3 that was launched in India last month is now on open sale in the country and can be purchased anytime from Flipkart and the company's online store. It's priced at INR8,999 ($128) for the 3GB/32GB variant and INR10,999 ($157) for the 4GB/64GB model. The Realme 3 in India comes with Helio P70 SoC under the hood, and it runs Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 out-of-the-box. The smartphone has a 6.22" HD+ LCD and a 13MP snapper on the front, and a dual camera (13MP+2MP) setup accompanied by a fingerprint scanner at the back. It ships with a 4,230 mAh battery which charges through a...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:30:02 +0200
Companies have been implementing smaller and smaller notches and even unusual solution for selfie cameras like a shark fin or a rotating mechanism. Looks like vivo is having none of that, listing a phone with a wide notch on TENAA. It has the same footprint as the vivo V9, but completely different specs on the inside. vivo V1730GA from all sides The new phone comes with an octa-core CPU, clocked at 1.95 GHz. This is likely the 12 nm Snapdragon 439, spotted in numerous other vivo devices like the Y91, Y95 and a Y93. Unlike its siblings though, the new phone is listed with 4...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:30:01 +0200
The Nokia 3.2 and 4.2 which were unveiled in February this year at Mobile World Congress have been listed on the company's official India website hinting at an imminent launch. The listings neither reveal the price nor the launch date of these smartphones so we will have to wait for HMD to share more information about the debut of these budget Nokia phones in India. Nokia 3.2 Nokia 4.2 The Nokia 3.2 is powered by Snapdragon 429 SoC and runs Android Pie. It's built around a 6.26-inch HD+ notched display that's backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. The Nokia 4.2, on the other hand,...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 09:30:01 +0200
Huawei is getting ready to launch a new P Smart device with a pop-up selfie camera. This midrange device is reportedly called the Huawei P Smart Z' and follows the trends that have been set by both vivo NEX S and the Oppo Find X. These leaked renders come to us from Mobielkopen who also provide the alleged specs for the P Smart Z. For starters, the pop-up camera mechanism houses a 16Mp front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture. Meanwhile, this allowed Huawei to make a phone display with minimal bezels, which Huawei is apparently going to call it its "Ultra Fullview" display. This...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:45:02 +0200
Earlier this month we heard Intel decided to quit plans for mobile 5G, following the surprise settlement between Apple and Qualcomm. The company announced lower financial forecast, officially stating that the deal between its competitor and the iPhone maker was the key reason for dropping the idea of mobile 5G. Quitting plans for the next-gen connectivity seems like the logical deal since Apple was the key customer of Intel. However, this only means 5G for smartphones is a dead idea - it will keep working on networking and infrastructure products, as well as modems for devices that...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:00:01 +0200
On Thursday, Realme India has announced that it will be opening its first pop-up shop, giving customers the chance to check out and purchase the new Realme 3 Pro before it officially goes on sale. The Realme 3 Pro is set to go on sale in India on April 29 with pre-registrations open now through April 27. The pop-up store will be at Pacific Mall, Subhash Nagar, New Delhi and will open on Saturday April 27. The first 200 people in line for the store will get free tickets to the Avengers: Endgame' movie that's premiering this weekend. Register on www.realme.com to be eligible for this and...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 06:30:02 +0200
On Thursday, Nintendo has officially launched a closed beta for the highly-anticipated Mario Kart Tour game headed for Android and iOS. At the same time, Nintendo has also reaffirmed a time frame for the game's release. When Nintendo first announced the mobile game, it first set a launch date for Mario 2019. Later in January, while Nintendo announced a new Dr Mario mobile game, it announced that it would delay Mario Kart Tour's launch to this summer. Currently, only Android users in the US and Japan are eligible to register for the closed beta. In order to register, you need to...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 05:00:02 +0200
Remember those renders claimed to portray the iPhone XI (the successor to the XS) with a huge ghastly camera bump on the back? Today sees the leak of the alleged "final" CAD-based renders of the iPhone XI, and - shock horror - the hump is still there. In terms of surface area, this has to be the biggest bump ever seen on a smartphone, so Apple can brag about that in its presentation this fall. Jokes aside, if this is indeed the final design of the iPhone XI (or whatever it will end up being called), then it's going to be polarizing to say the least. Anyway, the huge hump houses...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 03:30:02 +0200
Huawei's EMUI skin has reached over 470 million daily active users recently. The information comes straight from Wang Chenglu, president of the software department at the company's consumer business group. He revealed the milestone today in China at an EMUI-focused media briefing. He emphasized EMUI's growth over the past few years, which unsurprisingly is a result of Huawei's smartphone sales (of its own brand but also Honor devices). Right now, EMUI is available in 77 languages across 216 countries or regions in the world. Wang also reminded us of the key features the latest EMUI...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 02:00:01 +0200
Today's video from JerryRigEverything is dedicated to Xiaomi's budget gaming smartphone - the Black Shark 2. However, calling it a budget handset won't do it justice as the handset features high-end hardware, premium build and as it turns out very durable body. The scratch test confirms that the front and some parts of the rear panel are made of glass while the rest is pure metal with an anodized finish on top. It's probably not that easy to scratch it, but the grooves are quite prominent. Oh, and the buttons are also made of metal. Interestingly, the in-display fingerprint reader works...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:30:01 +0200
Last month, we got hints that Verizon is planning to launch the Galaxy S10 5G on May 16 and today the carrier confirmed that launch date. The phone's pre-order page is live and you can expect to receive your brand new 5G phones by May 16. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G pre-order page The 256GB model going for $1,299 while the 512GB variant will cost $1,399. The phone will come only in Majestic Black and Crown Silver color variants. Those who pre-order will receive a pair of Galaxy buds and a Samsung wireless charging battery pack as an added bonus. Alongside the Galaxy S10 5G...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:00:01 +0200
It appears that Nokia is having a rocky 2019 start as results from the Q1 2019 show a significant loss in contrast to last year's Q1. The company posted a surprising 254 million loss in Q1 2019 compared to the 46 million profit in Q1 2018. That's a result of Nokia's investments in 5G, which are yet to start paying off. Sweden's Ericsson and China's Huawei are considered to be Nokia's main 5G rivals and since the Chinese firm is under fire on all fronts over security concerns, it could be a big opportunity for Nokia. It's under significant pressure to deliver in the second half of...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:30:01 +0200
The Huawei P30 Pro is still new to the market but it's already receiving a big software update with fingerprint reader and camera improvements. We still haven't received the update on our unit but Huawei says it further improves the camera's dedicated night mode. The standard low-light photos see some improvement, too, along with the SuperZoom feature. The in-display fingerprint reader gets a couple of fixes that should result in overall better performance in terms of speed and accuracy. It will supposedly get more sensitive as well, whatever that means. In addition, you can...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:01:01 +0200
OnePlus will bring out the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro on May 14 and it's already starting their teaser campaign. Under the hashtag #OnePlus7Series we get the first official nod to the new triple camera that's expected to be a highlight of the OnePlus 7 Pro (but is unlikely to appear on the OnePlus 7). The teaser carries the laconic message "Bells and whistles make noise. We make phones." View this post on Instagram Bells and whistles make noise. We make phones. #OnePlus7Series A post shared by OnePlus (@oneplus) on Apr 25, 2019 at 6:00am PDT The triple camera is...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:30:02 +0200
Samsung is celebrating a decade since it launched the Galaxy smartphone series and is revamping its portfolio, including the plethora of new Galaxy A phones. One of them is the Galaxy A50, which Will reviewed on our YouTube channel. In under 10 minutes you'll see how the phone's triple camera performs, what are some pros and cons of the Galaxy A50, and learn a neat way to launch the 4K video recording mode. Samsung built the phone mostly out of plastic, but the front is covered by Gorilla Glass 3 which protects the screen and the fingerprint scanner underneath. We also have an...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:27:00 -0500
In addition to its year-end lists of the best Play Store titles across categories as diverse as general apps, games, movies, TV shows, and ebooks, Google has made a habit of promoting slightly lesser-known Android apps and games as part of a ceremony suggestively named the Google Play Awards.
The 2019 gala will take place on Monday, May 6, which just so happens to be the day before the search giant's I/O developer conference kicks off in Mountain View, California, where the next Android version and a new pair of mid-range Pixel phones are expected to be officially detailed. While ...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:00:00 -0500
Which phone takes the best photos at night and in low-light conditions?
As most modern phones have improved their daytime image quality hugely in the past few years, low-light photography remains the one area where we see bigger differences.
To find out which phone is best for low-light photos, we took 6 of the best and most popular 2019 flagships.
In our hands, we have the following (in alphabetical order):
Apple iPhone XSGoogle Pixel 3Huawei P30 ProLG G8OnePlus 6TSamsung Galaxy S10+
For this test, ...
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 22:01:00 -0500
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With the glass and metal builds being so prominent nowadays, getting some kind of protection for your phone is always a good idea. And there are a ton of accessories to pick from. But, for some users, even the thinnest cases are no longer good enough. They still make their gorgeous handset bulkier and add a layer of plastic on top of the luxury materials the handset was made from.
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:01:00 -0500
It's a relatively well-known fact that Google likes to have fun with the paint jobs and branding schemes of its Pixel smartphones, releasing the first generation back in 2016 in "Quite Black", "Very Silver", and "Really Blue" hues, followed by 2017's "Just Black", "Clearly White", and "Kinda Blue" Pixel 2, and finally, last year's "Just Black", "Clearly White", and "Not Pink" Pixel 3.
Although the oft-rumored and thoroughly leaked Pixel 3a and 3a XL are not technically the Pixel 3 and 3 XL's sequels, aiming to expand the appeal of the handset family for a more budget-conscious ...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 05:00:00 -0500
If you're not a fan of Apple's unchanged second-gen AirPods design and the idea to spend a whopping $250 on the upcoming Beats Powerbeats Pro also fails to excite you, perhaps you should consider giving an older Beats-branded product a chance. The Powerbeats3 headphones are not "totally wireless", including a cable that discreetly wraps around behind the user's neck, keeping the two small earbuds together at all times to reduce the risk of losing these bad boys.
Of course, you don't need a wire (or a 3.5 mm audio jack) to actually connect the Beats Powerbeats3 to an iPhone or ...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 03:49:00 -0500
Nintendo plans to bring yet another game to Android and iOS device this summer – Mario Kart Tour. Officially revealed two months ago, the next Mario game for mobile won't be released until at least June.
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 01:43:00 -0500
The powerful Asus ZenFone 5Z hasn't been in the news much since its US commercial debut last summer, scoring an official Android Pie update a few months ago and bracing for the formal announcement of a follow-up family in just a few weeks. Priced at a very reasonable $500 right off the bat, the notched 6.2-incher is today getting its first ever big discount, dropping to a measly $399 at B&H Photo Video and its manufacturer's own US e-store.
Interestingly, Asus is selling the ZenFone 5Z at this substantial 20 percent discount in a Meteor Silver color variant only, while the ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 22:55:00 -0500
When Verizon and AT&T both reported their first-quarter earnings earlier this week, the data that came out confirmed something that has been apparent for some time; U.S. consumers are no longer upgrading their phones every two years. This is one of the reasons for sluggish smartphone sales in the country, along with higher prices and lack of innovation.
BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk disseminated a pair of tweets (via The Verge) the other day pointing out that during the first quarter of 2019, AT&T's upgrade rate dropped to a record low 3.5%. That is down ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 22:04:00 -0500
Smartwatches cover the gamut when it comes to price. Some can be found in the ultra-premium segment of the market, easily costing over $400 at times, but others can be fetched at lower prices under $200. That’s still a significant sum, which is why fitness trackers can have an appeal to consumers. One of them that you may be interested in is the $100 priced Runtopia S1 Smart ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:08:00 -0500
Most of the talk about Apple and 5G revolves around the iPhone. Now that the settlement with Qualcomm has apparently resulted in a multi-year deal that supplies Apple with 5G modem chips (neither side has discussed this officially), we can expect Apple to launch a 5G iPhone by next year. But what about the Apple iPad? After all, the Wi-Fi + Cellular version of the iOS-powered tablet can connect to a wireless carrier's 4G LTE network.
The answer to that question comes from TF International's reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as cited by the Economic Daily News ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:13:00 -0500
Android 9 Pie has a feature called adaptive brightness that automatically makes adjustments to the brightness of a phone's display depending on the user's ambient lighting. And to make this feature even better, it uses AI to learn how dim or bright each user likes the screen under different lighting conditions. And while this feature has worked well in the past, it appears that it is no longer working on some Google Pixel models (like the Pixel 2 XL that yours truly uses as a daily driver).
Now if it was just one Pixel 2 XL with this issue, it wouldn't be a big deal. ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:28:00 -0500
It might be getting monotonous, but once again T-Mobile made mincemeat out of Verizon and AT&T. Just a couple of days ago, Verizon reported a drop of 44,000 in net postpaid phone connections during its first quarter, while AT&T had a decline of 55,000. Today, T-Mobile reported that it added 656,000 net postpaid phone connections during the same three month period. As T-Mobile didn't hesitate to point out in its release, that is expected to be the best in the industry. Again. And at the same time, its postpaid phone churn hit a record low of .88% compared to 1.07% during last year's ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:43:00 -0500
Back in 2015, 250 scientists signed a petition and forwarded it to the World Health Organization (WHO). The document discussed the generation of ElectroMagnetic Fields (EMF) by wireless and electric devices. An EMF is said to be an invisible wave comprised of a magnetic and electric field perpendicular to each other. The devices that the scientists were concerned about ranged from cell phones, cordless phones (and their base stations) to Wi-Fi, baby monitors and the infrastructure used to deliver electricity. The petition asked that more research be done to determine how EMF affects humans. ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:13:00 -0500
As we're getting closer to the Pixel 3a/3a XL announcement, Google's current flagship smartphone, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are getting massively discounted at many US retailers. We've been tracking great Pixel 3 sales almost on a weekly basis if not more often, but if you did not buy one yet, we have another great offer for you.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:04:00 -0500
Even though the unveiling of the 2019 Apple iPhone models is still a little under 5 months away (assuming that Apple sticks to its traditional timetable), it is never too early to check out the indications of what Apple has in store for later this year. We've shown you renders of the triple-camera setup expected on the OLED-screened models (based on leaked schematics), and photos of ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:46:00 -0500
The zoomable time-lapse video feature that allows Google Earth users to see how the planet's surface has changed in the last 35 years, Google Earth Timelapse is now available on mobile. The Mountain View company has just announced it has released a new update that adds two additional years of imagery, as well as mobile support and visual improvements to make exploring more user-friendly.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:15:00 -0500
Today, almost four months after the rear design of Apple’s next-generation iPhone was first ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:03:00 -0500
One of the major Google Assistant features aimed at children, the ability to tell them stories, made its way to Google Home smart speakers about two years ago. Starting this weekend, the so-called Tell Me a Story feature, which is available in English, will be coming to Android and iOS phones in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and India.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:59:00 -0500
You didn't have to be a techie, a fan boy or wealthy investor to enjoy the two-horse race last year between Apple and Amazon. Both companies were neck and neck in a race to be the first publicly traded U.S. firm to reach a trillion dollar valuation. Last August 2nd, Apple hit the milestone first, followed by Amazon almost exactly one month later. And that's why it was such a surprise when Microsoft finished 2018 as the most valuable public company in the U.S.
Even though Microsoft finished on top as last year ended, it was the beneficiary of a sharp market correction ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:35:00 -0500
Tomorrow... could've been a pretty special day for tech enthusiasts. Tomorrow is the day we should've been able to get the first batch of Samsung Galaxy Fold phones. The pre-orders were made, the device was selling like hot cakes. The tech world was brimming with excitement.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:28:00 -0500
After last year's somewhat lackluster launch of the Galaxy S9 & S9+, Samsung makes a strong case for itself this year, showing its exceptional desire to retake its domineering position on the Android scene with the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+.
How do the new Samsung champs compare against their predecessors? Do the new and improved features of the S10+ make it a must-have upgrade over the S9+? And what about the Galaxy S9 and S10? Let's find out.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:28:00 -0500
There's no doubt that gaming has become a staple of nowadays pop culture, permeating very well into almost any other aspect of out everyday lives. The most popualr video games peek at us from books, clothes, and other mundane paraphernalia around every corner. And while mobile games are generally not as popular as the cross-platform phenomenons of the industry, there's ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:57:00 -0500
Released unlocked in the US back in March, the Motorola Moto G7 Power is now available at Metro by T-Mobile, where it's offered for the lowest price we've seen thus far. Formerly known as MetroPCS, Metro by T-Mobile will sell you the Moto G7 Power for only $59.99 if you switch from another carrier and choose a monthly plan of at least $50 per month (this gets you unlimited data and calls).
If you're already a Metro by T-Mobile customer, you can buy the Moto G7 Power for $109.99 with a new line, $159.99 with a qualified upgrade, or $209.99 otherwise (that's still $40 ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:40:00 -0500
5G is still very much a theoretical concept, available in reality for a small portion of Verizon's mobile subscribers in parts of just two markets with plenty of limitations and substantially lower speeds than promised by carriers when touting the technology's full potential. But if you're willing to overlook all the real-life 5G compromises and asterisks for the sake of being an early adopter, you're no longer obligated to buy a 2018-released Moto Z3 handset with a Snapdragon 835 processor on deck and a special Snapdragon 855-powered Moto Mod.
That's because Big Red has finally ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:36:00 -0500
Several weeks ago, I noticed something odd about a phone I had been using for a while: tiny bits of dust and pocket lint were stuck in a gap between its metal frame and glass back plate. I tried to push the particles out of the crevice and – to my surprise – a gap opened between the glass and the frame it was supposed to be glued to. The adhesive in that particular area had become loose, apparently.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:25:00 -0500
Despite the turbulent arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, it looks like foldable smartphones are here to stay, bound only to become more prevalent in the future, as prices drop and more brands enter the market. But as is usually the case when a new technology is introduced, its pros and cons may not be immediately obvious, obfuscated by new terms and misleading figures.
That’s why we decided to take a closer look at the main advantage of foldable smartphones: the unexpectedly large folding display. On paper, the 7.3-inch display on the Galaxy Fold might not seem like a huge bump over ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:20:00 -0500
Hidden front cameras paired with all-screen designs are slowly becoming the next big trend, and newly-leaked renders reveal that Huawei will soon follow in the footsteps of Samsung, Xiaomi, and Oppo by launching its own take on the concept.
Set to be marketed as the Huawei P Smart Z, the upcoming smartphone features a massive ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 06:08:00 -0500
The triple jeopardy over the T-Mobile-Sprint merger is threatening the deal's very existence. On top of the potential for job losses, price hikes, and thinning the competitive landscape that caused a political and union outcry, have come national security concerns.
T-Mobile's parent company and using Huawei equipment is in the spotlight, but it seems that the Department of Justice is more focused on the pricing cartel and employment effects, meeting with T-Mobile and Sprint officials last week to discuss the pros and cons of the proposed merger.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 06:07:00 -0500
While average download speeds (the higher the better) and latency (the lower the better) are the most commonly used indicators to rank the overall quality of cellular networks, congestion can sometimes have a greater impact on the real-life user experience, frustrating a certain carrier's subscriber to the point of switching operators just to get a more stable connection.
This is a phenomenon that affects all big four US carriers in pretty much equal measure, but naturally, the degree of network congestion customers are often subjected to varies from region to region, as well ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 05:26:00 -0500
Earlier this year, Honor partnered up with Italian fashion house Moschino to produce a special edition of the Honor View 20. Now, with the Honor 20 series just around the corner, the Chinese company is doing it all over again.
Like the previous model, the upcoming Moschino phone will ship with a Moschino-themes UI pre-installed. This will once again be paired with a specially-designed phone case. But in order to take full advantage of the partnership, the Honor 20 Moschino Edition will also sport a modified rear design that has been envisioned by the fashion house.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 04:42:00 -0500
UPDATE: Aaand, Verizon is official with the 20 new 5G markets it's lighting up soon, original story below:
Verizon preempted South Korean carriers and made the first smartphone connection to a commercial 5G network connection in downtown Chicago and Minneapolis not long ago. It will be adding 30 more "5G Ultra Wideband" markets by ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 02:37:00 -0500
Samsung is planning a whopping $115 billion investment in its processors business that is going to be spread out until 2030. Right now, it is the king of memory chips, but it apparently plans to take on Intel, Qualcomm, Apple, Huawei and all other chipset designers by becoming number one in processors, too.
Right now, Samsung is making Exynos processors for its Galaxy line of phones, and those chips might benefit from the gigantic push that Samsung announced. From now until 2030, Samsung will be putting the equivalent of $9.6 billion a year into the development of the next ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 01:26:00 -0500
Even though Apple took more than two years to upgrade lightly refresh the insanely successful first-gen AirPods, rumors are already swirling about a third variant possibly coming by the end of the year with noise cancelation technology in tow. That may very well be the reason why second-generation AirPods are on sale for the second time in the space of just one week at a respectable discount.
Once again, we're talking about the refreshed model paired with a wired charging case, which could also explain these unusually early deals, as the pricier wireless charging case combo might ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:49:00 -0500
All relevant carriers in the United States plan to launch 5G-enables smartphones, but for the time being, customers who want access to 5G speeds must purchase the Moto Z3 and the 5G moto mod accessory.
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 22:56:00 -0500
Earlier this month, we told you that Amazon has teams of employees in Boston, Indonesia and Romania who listen to recordings of consumers interacting with Alexa. Teams members transcribe these recordings, add comments, and load the information into a software program. The goal is to help the virtual personal assistant become more adept at listening to and understanding commands made by humans. Today, Bloomberg reports that these employees can also access users' home addresses.
Some team members can discover the geographic coordinates of an Alexa user; with that information, ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 22:20:00 -0500
It's quite clear that AT&T plans to launch a sequel to the huge Samsung Galaxy View tablet, but no details about its availability and price have been announced yet. Earlier this week, AT&T published a promo video that shows some of the most important selling points of the Galaxy View 2, but that was just about it.
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 21:10:00 -0500
On Tuesday, Verizon reported its first-quarter earnings and announced that it had lost 44,000 net postpaid smartphone connections during the period. Some analysts consider that to be the most important category that a wireless carrier reports every three months. That compares to the 24,000 net postpaid phone connections that the company lost during the 2018 first quarter. Overall though, Verizon had 61,000 retail net postpaid additions from January through March; that figure includes tablet net losses of 156,000 and connected device net additions (mostly wearable devices) of 261,000. Total ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:36:00 -0500
Looking to save some money on tech? Big box retailer Best Buy is in the process of running a 4-day sale (via Android Authority) that expires this Saturday night (April 27th) at 11:59 pm CDT. That works out to 10 pm PDT and 1 am EDT Sunday morning. Here's one deal that you might find hot. The unlocked LG G8 ThinQ is $699.99 for a $150 or 18% savings. No activation is required, although you'll save another $50 by activating the phone on the same day as purchase. The LG G8 ThinQ features 128GB of storage, 6GB of memory and you can use your hand to unlock the phone.
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:48:00 -0500
After word got out last year that 87 million Facebook members had their profiles sold to political consultant Cambridge Analytica without permission, the Federal Trade Commission started an investigation. After all, this action violated an FTC consent decree that Facebook signed off on back in 2011, promising not to use subscribers' personal data without consent.
Facebook announced its first-quarter results today and took a charge of $3 billion to cover an anticipated fine from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Neither side has reached an agreement, but clearly, ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:31:00 -0500
Oppo has never been afraid of experimentation. Last year, the company gave us the Oppo Find X and the F11 Pro, both of which served as a showcase for the company’s unique (and off-beat) sense for smartphone design. Featuring a sliding screen and a pop-up selfie camera respectively, each of these two devices offered its own take on the all-screen phone with varying degrees of success.
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:09:00 -0500
Google Fit, the health-tracking app that made its debut on Android four years ago, has now been released on iOS. The app has gone through multiple overhauls since its launch back in 2014, but the last major update released last year made it extremely simply to use.
Starting today, iOS users will be able to track their Heart Points and Move Minutes, the best ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:28:00 -0500
It's legitimately impressive that Samsung has managed to keep the 2016-released Gear S3 smartwatch alive for so long, even after rolling out a Gear Sport in 2017, the stylish Galaxy Watch last year, and a fitness-centric Galaxy Watch Active just a couple of months ago. At the same time, it's objectively ridiculous that the outdated wearable device continues to be regularly priced at $299.99 in a "Frontier" variant at the manufacturer's official US e-store and authorized retailers like Best Buy.
On the bright side, we've seen the Gear S3 Frontier substantially discounted ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:24:00 -0500
If you're looking for a cheap iPhone, your best bet is an older model that US retailers are still selling. Even Apple realized that people are still interested in these devices are currently offers some of the older models like the iPhone SE and iPhone 6/6s. Of course, another option would be to go for a refurbished newer model, like the iPhone 7/7 Plus or iPhone 8/8 Plus.
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:23:00 -0500
The OnePlus 7 series will make its debut in less than three weeks’ time, and right on schedule the ‘out of stock’ sticker has begun appearing alongside certain OnePlus 6T variants in the US and across the globe.
After first launching last November, the entry-level OnePlus 6T that retailed at $549 and offered 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is no longer available to purchase via the official OnePlus website in the US. Similar situations are present in Spain and Italy, although stock in other markets such as Germany is still available.
Joining this variant is the Thunder Purple ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:21:00 -0500
As the story goes, Steve Jobs always hated the idea of a stylus, so when Apple finally did come out with one it was called the Pencil (and of course the late Jobs had nothing to do with it.) Still a pencil is just one of many writing or drawing instruments that someone might want to use. Through software, an Apple Pencil can mimic many of those options, but a new patent shows Apple admits there are limits to software alone.
A newly filed patent from Apple flat out acknowledges, that despite the possibilities made available via software and touch screens, "the touch screen is ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:11:00 -0500
If you own a BlackBerry handset that runs on Android (starting with the BlackBerry Priv and later), the company has dropped an update for the BlackBerry Keyboard app found in the Google Play Store. Spotted by CrackBerry, the update adds some new features to the models' virtual QWERTY keyboard but also removes some as well. Even if you primarily use the physical QWERTY on the Priv, KEYOne, KEY2 or KEY2 LE, you might still want to install the update.
The new features that come with the app include one that will show you on the space bar, the current language being used ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:34:00 -0500
We all know that 5G is on the way. The first 5G networks are already spinning up (even if the first 5G phones aren't quite here yet) and the transition is only going to get faster. Of course, what we don't really know is what effect 5G service might have on the wireless plans being offered by carriers. It makes sense the carriers would want to charge more (even if it's more for higher profits than to offset the build-out costs) but until now no carrier had been too open about plans.
T-Mobile had said as part of its attempt to buy Sprint that 5G service wouldn't cost customers ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:11:00 -0500
The next round of weekly T-Mobile perks, freebies, and discounts offered to all customers with absolutely no strings attached is only six days away, which means you may want to already start saving for your chance at crazy cheap concert and movie tickets.
You'll obviously not spend a great deal of money, but you might need some preparing before jumping on $20 a pop tix to Live Nation shows from popular artists and bands like Brad Paisley, Hootie & The Blowfish, Nelly, TLC, and Flo Rida, Santana, or Wiz Khalifa. These are only a few of the choices you'll get on April 30, mind ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:51:00 -0500
You know that the annual Google I/O developers conference is just around the corner when the latest Google I/O app becomes available in the Google Play Store. With Google I/O taking place this year from Tuesday, May 7th through Thursday, May 9th, 9to5 Google says that the app is now ready to be installed on your Android phone. Now laid out in Google's Material Display (bright white backgrounds, Google Sans font), the app allows attendees and the curious alike to view the schedule of sessions for the conference. In fact, those planning on making the trip to Mountain View can reverse seats for ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:58:00 -0500
The LG G8 ThinQ
LG’s smartphone business has been struggling for quite some time, but the company is still hopeful of turning a profit. At this point, a sudden uptake in smartphone sales seems unlikely so LG has recently focused on cost-cutting measures, one of which seems to be suspending smartphone production in its home country.
As reported by the Yonhap News Agency (via Reuters), LG is planning to shift its current Korean smartphone production over to a plant in Vietnam with the objective of helping “turn around the money-losing ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:49:00 -0500
Even though Microsoft's 2018-released Surface Pro 6 has been substantially marked down on numerous occasions over the past few months, the previous generation of the popular 2-in-1 detachable tablet computer can still be a smart purchase as well... at the right price.
Commercially launched back in the summer of 2017, the fifth-gen Microsoft Surface Pro is currently available from Best Buy at a price of $649 in combination with a platinum-colored Type Cover, as well as an Office Home & Student 2019 product key card for one device at no extra charge. While the retailer ...
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 09:49:04 +0000
Samsung has launched the world’s largest Onyx Cinema LED screen in India. The 14 meter screen has been installed in Bengaluru’s iconic Swagath Cinemas, which will be rechristened Swagath Onyx Theater. Academy Award winning musician and composer, and Harman’s global ambassador, AR Rahman inaugurated the new theater. Samsung has only two other 14 meter Onyx Cinema LED screens installed globally […]
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Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:49:50 +0000
Samsung has started rolling out its second update of the month for the Galaxy A30 in India. The release bundles a number of improvements for core system functions, including GPS. It also carries a handful of changes that are said to ameliorate the stability of audio playback and the handset’s proximity sensor, according to the changelog — […]
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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:55:58 +0000
Samsung was quick to release the Android Pie update for its Galaxy J series phones, with the Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8 being the first two to receive the latest version of Android. The Galaxy J6 and J8 had considerable success in the Indian market, and following the release of the Pie update for the […]
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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:52:41 +0000
In this age of technology, the term ‘smart’ seems to be what everyone desires in their everyday gadgets. It started with mobile phones and now almost every day-to-day gadget is becoming smart. Perhaps the most notable of these gadgets is the watch we wear on our hand. Yes, we are talking about smartwatches. Smartwatches took […]
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:38:46 +0000
Samsung has launched the new Galaxy M series in Brazil. All three Galaxy M phones, the Galaxy M10, M20, and the Galaxy M30, will be available in the country starting May 16. The devices will be sold through online retail stores only. Galaxy M30 is the top dog in the lineup Samsung introduced the Galaxy M […]
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:13:35 +0000
The Galaxy S10 5G is nearing its launch in the US. Verizon has started taking pre-orders for the device in the country. As reported earlier, the phone will be available in Verizon stores on May 16. It will remain exclusive to the carrier for a while before arriving on others. Prices start at $1300 Starting […]
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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:29:52 +0000
US carrier Sprint has been on a roll as of late. Last week, it started pushing out this month’s security update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, as well as the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ — and now it’s turned its attention to the Galaxy Note 9, distributing a near-identical release for the […]
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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:10:56 +0000
Samsung significantly expanded its 8K TV lineup by launching many 8K QLED TVs at CES earlier this year. The company plans to sell five million units of those TVs globally by 2022. The latest Samsung premium TVs are already available in more than 60 markets around the world. Further expanding their availability, Samsung has now launched its 2019 8K QLED TVs […]
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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:49:13 +0000
Earlier this week we heard that Samsung is mulling over a move into the cryptocurrency market with the introduction of its own token, and now it’s been revealed that the firm has poured $2.9 million into French hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger — adding some substance to the broad claim. While Ledger confirmed the investment, it […]
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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 02:13:51 +0000
AT&T officially confirmed the device a day after we exclusively revealed the Galaxy View 2. It’s the successor to the original Galaxy View “movable display” which was also launched on AT&T back in 2016. Some design changes have been made in the interest of increased portability. The new model also has a slightly smaller display […]
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Fri, 26 Apr 2019 19:23:11 +0530
Let’s admit, at some point in our lives, we always dreamed of becoming a superhero. While growing up, a lot of us have admired characters like Iron Man, Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and so on. Now, as Avengers: Endgame, the biggest and the most anticipated movie in Marvel cinematic universe releases, there’s a website […]
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 19:12:56 +0530
Xiaomi is known for offering good price-to-performance ratio smartphones in India. The Chinese company not only sells smartphones, but also products like smart TVs, phone accessories, fitness bands, air purifiers, and more. Now, the company has launched an electric bike in its home market China. The newly launched e-bike is called Himo T1 in the country. […]
Realme maintains fourth spot in Indian smartphone industry for the second quarter in a row: Counterpoint
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 18:48:03 +0530
Counterpoint Research has just released its latest report outlining statistics about the Indian smartphone market in Q1 2019. The research firm compiled the data with the help of its Market Monitor service to paint a picture of the total smartphone shipments from major smartphone makers operating in India in the first three months of the […]
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:58:02 +0530
Reliance Jio is offering a tempting deal on all the Realme smartphones, including Realme 3 Pro, Realme 1, Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro, Realme C1, Realme U1 and Realme 3. As part of Jio Realme Youth offer, the telecom company is offering 3GB data per day and benefits worth Rs 5,300 on recharge of just Rs […]
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:33:28 +0530
Realme recently announced that it is ready to expand in China, and the company is soon expected to launch its smartphones in the country. If rumors are to believed, the company might launch its latest Realme 3 Pro and Realme C2 devices. Now, a Realme smartphone with RMX1851 model number has reportedly been spotted on […]
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:29:16 +0530
With a 30 per cent market share, Reliance JioPhone became the leading feature phone brand in India in the first quarter of 2019, Counterpoint Research said on Friday. While the smartphone market offers a big opportunity, one can’t ignore the 400 million feature phones users in the Indian market which too is likely to stay […]
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:58:12 +0530
Garmin has launched a new smart activity tracker in India, called the Vivosmart 4. The fitness tracker comes with Body Battery, pulse ox and advanced-sleep-monitoring features. The Garmin Vivosmart 4 activity tracker has been priced at Rs 12,990 in India. It flaunts metal accents and a bright, easy-to-read display in five color options – Black […]
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:28:04 +0530
Xiaomi Global VP and Managing Director for Xiaomi India Manu Kumar Jain has just teased the launch of a new Xiaomi smartphone in the Indian market soon. As part of the teaser, Jain just tweeted a photo with Rajen Vagadia, the Vice President and President for Qualcomm India and SAARC and Kedar Kondap, the Vice […]
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:19:12 +0530
Despite losing its turf in India a little, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi retained its top slot in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, garnering 29 per cent market share, Counterpoint Research said on Friday. Xiaomi’s India shipments declined by 2 per cent year-on-year(Y-o-Y) as it had recorded 31 per cent market share in the same […]
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:09:59 +0530
Xiaomi just recently launched its latest Mi LED Smart Bulb in India. Now, the Chinese company has started crowdfunding for its smart bulb in the country. The price of the Mi LED Smart Bulb price has also been revealed. Those interested in purchasing the smart bulb can head over to the company’s Mi India website and move to […]
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Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:54:04 +0530
Camera sensors on smartphones have become so advanced that we no longer require bulky cameras to produce high-end videos. However, the accompanying audio on smartphones isn't there yet. Well, Sennheiser might have a solution for this hassle. The company recently launched
Realme smartphone with Snapdragon 855 SoC, 48 MP camera spotted on TENAA: Expected to cost Rs 30,000
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:21:41 +0530
It looks like Realme is on a roll, as the company is all set to launch two new smartphones, albeit, in China in the next few days. Two new Realme smartphones spotted on TENAA with the model number RMX1851 and RMX1901.
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:30:00 +0530
Oppo announced its mid-range smartphone- the F11 Pro last month in India. The smartphone comes with a pop-up selfie camera which is a major highlight of this device. The smartphone was launched with a price tag of Rs 24,990 in the
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:15:30 +0530
Xiaomi remained the smartphone market leader in Q1 2019 with a 29 percent market share, though its shipments declined by 2 percent YoY, according to Counterpoint's "Market Monitor" service report. "Xiaomi remains the market leader driven by new product
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:30:00 +0530
Huawei is working on a new smartphone which will feature a selfie camera with a slider mechanism. The smartphone leaked online is the Huawei P Smart Z. The leaked renders of the device suggest a pop-up selfie camera design making it
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:15:00 +0530
The Realme 3 Pro is the most affordable smartphone, available in India, which can support graphics intensive games like Fortnite. Now, the company CEO, Madhav Sheth, has officially confirmed that the Realme 3 Pro will also feature Widevine L1 certification, which
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0530
The camera is a particular aspect, which our makers have been taking care of greatly. The precise engineering related to it can be seen in some devices, and their camera can take you to unmatchable user-experience. Users now not only get
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:45:00 +0530
Portronics has announced the launch of iTrack 1, which is a two-way anti-lost plus key-finder. It's pretty easy to lose or misplace any important valuables like wallets, mobile phones, and home or car keys. For such instances, the iTrack 1 device
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:30:00 +0530
If you commute by using a two-wheeler or a four-wheeler, having documents like Driving License and RC is important, especially in India. Dept of transportation, under Govt of India, has now released a new app called mParivahan, which can be used
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:15:00 +0530
Dish TV has launched its OTT platform called 'Watcho', which will focus on content- from original series, short films, on-the-go snackable video content and celebrity collaborations to infotainment videos. "Watcho, is an important step towards Dish TV India becoming a
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:00:00 +0530
Xiaomi's latest patent for a smartphone suggests the company is working on reverse notches. The notches that we see now house a camera sensor and an earpiece. These notches are meant to occupy less space and provide more aspect ratio.
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:45:00 +0530
Vivo introduced a new smartphone series earlier this year in its home market China. The first device under this lineup is the Vivo U1 and it went official in February. Now, it looks like this smartphone is all set to be
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:45:00 +0530
Honor is all set to introduce its next flagship smartphone- Honor 20, next month. The upcoming Honor 20 has already made it to the web via leaks. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has once again collaborated with Moschino-the Italian luxury fashion house,
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:31:23 +0530
OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are all set to go official on May 14. While we are a few weeks ahead of the announcement, a new teaser shared by the company has confirmed the presence of triple rear cameras on
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:24:40 +0530
Update: Xiaomi Mi LED smart bulb is priced at Rs. 999. This price is applicable only for the first 4,000 orders. Beyond this, the pricing will likely go up to Rs. 1,299, claims the official website. The shipments for the 4,000
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:29:10 +0530
Most, if not all my friends and colleagues are waiting for this day, the 26th of April, the premiere date for the release of the most anticipated movie from MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), the Avengers Endgame. The multi-billion dollar movie is
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:20:00 +0530
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo launched its premium mid-range V15 smartphone earlier this month in India. The device is trimmed down version of the flagship Vivo V15 Pro with the key highlight being triple lens rear camera setup with a massive
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:20:07 +0530
Huawei has rolled out a new software update for the company's current flagship smartphone- P30 Pro. The new OTA update promises to improve camera performance, fingerprint unlock process, and the multimedia performance of the AMOLED screen on the premium P30 Pro.
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:15:50 +0530
HONOR has officially launched a new budget smartphone, this time in Russia. The HONOR 8S is one of the most affordable smartphone from the company in the Russian smartphone market, which offers fresh software with best-in-class hardware. Here is everything you
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 06:00:00 +0530
Feature phone and TV brand Detel has announced forays into new business vertical of the refurbished device with an e-commerce platform. "With PreLoved Device, Detel aims to strengthen the entire ecosystem of buying and selling of refurbished and pre-owned devices.
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 04:00:00 +0530
Oppo A5s, one of the best budget device lately unleashed by OPPO, has every decent to a great level of attribute- to make you go for it. But the best selling points which can take you in confidence to go with
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:10:19 +0530
TCL Electronics has announced the launch of a full range of smart home appliances i.e Smart TVs, refrigerators, Smart ACs, washing machines and audio solution in the country. TCL India Country Manager Mike Chen said, "We will continue to
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:18:14 +0530
Recently, there were reports that Google is prepping to rollout the group video calling feature to the Duo app. Now, it looks like this feature has been rolled out to users in select regions. The group video calling feature supports up
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:15:00 +0530
Samsung along with group company HARMAN today launched the World's Largest Onyx Cinema LED Screen in India's tech capital Bengaluru at the Swagath Cinemas, which will now be rechristened Swagath Onyx Theatre. AR Rahman inaugurated the new theatre today. I have
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:25:41 +0530
Oppo's sub-brand Realme which is one of the emerging smartphone brands in India will be setting up its first ever pop-up store on April 27 in Pacific Mall, Subhash Nagar, New Delhi. The store will give Realme fans an exclusive chance
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:16:09 +0530
It's a boon for any device to come fitted with hugely built battery backup. The makers often keep experimenting with such an aspect either in mid-range or high-end devices, and at occasions, even a couple of entry-level phones hold such a
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:15:00 +0530
Realme 3, the latest budget smartphone by Oppo's former subsidiary is of the competent smartphones under sub 10K price range in India. Launched back in March 2019, the smartphone offers some modern set of features such as a gradient design pattern,
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:12:39 +0530
Apple recently launched the second iteration of its popular AirPods. However, the latest report from DigiTimes suggests that the third generation of the wireless earphones will drop as soon as the end of 2019. If the rumors are to
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:00:00 +0530
Lately, there were speculations that Oppo might launch a new smartphone dubbed A9 in China. Now, the company has ended the leaks and speculations with the announcement of the Oppo A9 in its home market. This is a sequel to the
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:15:00 +0530
Jabra, the audio accessories brand owned by GN Group has launched its new product in the Indian market. Adding on to its Evolve lineup of audio accessories, the company has announced Evolve 65e wireless neckband. The new Bluetooth earphones come with