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Thu, 24 Oct 2019 02:02:01 +0200
Earlier today Huawei held an event in Shenzhen where it unveiled the Mate 30 5G and Mate 30 Pro 5G for the Chinese market. Alongside those two handsets, the company set the date for the retail start of the Mate X - November 15. If you want a Kirin 990 version of the Mate X though you'll have to wait some more as Huawei will introduce the Mate Xs in March 2020. Design-wise, the Mate Xs seems to be identical to the regular Mate X. On the inside though, the phone will pack the newer and more powerful Kirin 990 5G chipset. The Kirin 990 5G is built on the 7nm+ EUV process and comes with...
Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:32:01 +0200
Fortune has published the third edition of its Future 50 list, which features smartphone maker Xiaomi at #7. This list is a partnership between Fortune and management consulting firm BCG and highlights the companies with the strongest long-term growth potential. Xiaomi debuts at #7 in Fortune's Future 50 list Xiaomi's first phone came out in 2011. Since then the company has grown considerably. According to Fortune's numbers, it has nearly 17,000 employees and over the last 12 months it saw a revenue of $27.9 billion and a profit of $1.6 billion. While close to half of the...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:01:02 +0200
Zack from JerryRigEverything set out to find out what's behind the circular camera island on the OnePlus 7T. It turns out that the answer is "aesthetics" as there's nothing inherently circular about the hardware inside. The triple camera module is laid out horizontally with the dual LED flash placed on a separate daughter board (which also houses the NFC antenna). The more interesting finding is that there are numerous rubber gaskets around all openings of the phone as well as around the connections of the ribbon cables. The gaskets are OnePlus red, a nice touch. However, OnePlus...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:32:01 +0200
Twitter rolled out an OLED-friendly dark mode called "Lights out" for its iOS app back in March this year. And last week, it was activated for those who were using the alpha version of the Android app. Now, the company has announced that lights out is finally rolling out to all the users of its Android app. Unlike the old dark mode, which is now called "Dim", lights out turns the UI of the app to true black, which does a better job at power consumption on devices that sport an OLED display. The images below show the difference between both modes. 'Dim' mode (left) vs 'Lights out'...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:04:02 +0200
Another week, another new vivo smartphone is on its way. This time the company celebrity ambassador and influencer Cai Xukun spoke in an interview for Esquire Fine, holding a new phone with unusual diamond-shaped camera setup and at least three shooters. Sources from China claim the name will be vivo S5 despite the lack of phones in the S lineup since S1 and S1 pro. The leader of the Nine Percent k-pop boy band, better known as Kun actually interviewed himself. In his role as an interviewer, Kun appears to be reading fashion-related questions from the alleged vivo...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:20:58 +0200
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:38:01 +0200
The latest episode of AskMadhav was an exciting one - especially for fans of stock Android and ultra wide-angle video. Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth answered questions from fans concerning software, hardware, release dates and prices. The major takeaway from this Q&A session is that Realme phones will jump straight to Color OS 7.0, there will not be a v6.0.1. There are no plans to move away from Color OS, but instead an exclusive branch will be developed for Realme phones. According to Madhav, Color OS 7.0 will be much closer to stock. You can see this question at 3:30. Another...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:44:02 +0200
One of the biggest additions to Google's new Pixel 4 line is the new 90Hz refresh rate screen. This is a key trend in 2019 flagship phones but now it seems that both Pixel 4 and 4 XL automatically switch to 60Hz when their brightness is set to lower than 75%. The discovery was made by a group of Reddit users and has since been confirmed by many early adopters. Apparently, there is a workaround to this issue through the developer setting where you can lock the 90Hz refresh rate in all scenarios. In addition, Twitter user Jeff Springer noticed that the 90Hz mode stays locked at lower...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:07:03 +0200
Surprise! The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition is the extra long name of the company's second 5G phone. However, it's not the missing 5G version of the 7T Pro. At least not for anyone not on T-Mobile US as this is an exclusive for the North American carrier. There's no word on pricing yet or when the phone will be released. This is also the only way to get the 7T Pro in the US, by the way. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition (boy, this gets tiring) is essentially the same hardware as the 4G version of McLaren Edition other than the new modem. This means that compared to the OnePlus 7...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:16:01 +0200
Huawei is having an eventful day - the company launched the 5G-enabled Mate 30 lineup, celebrated 200 million sales globally, and now has finally started the sales of its first foldable phone - the Mate X. The smartphone is already listed at Vmall, Huawei's official online store, for the CNY16,999 (that's about $2,400 or 2,150). The Huawei Mate X arrives with Kirin 980 chipset, as initially announced - rumors that the company was going to upgrade it to the Kirin 990 turned out false. At least it will ship with an integrated Balong 5000 modem for 5G speeds. Other specs include...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:31:02 +0200
Samsung tweeted a teaser for the next Exynos chipset. It didn't reveal too much, but those "new frontier" and "cutting-edge processor" labels hint at a new flagship chip. Earlier this year, Samsung Foundry completed development of 5nm EUV chips, which are expected in 2020. According to the company, those promise 25% better silicone density, 20% lower power consumption or 10% higher performance at the same power draw. The next #Exynos is coming. The mobile intelligence will take another leap forward. #NextGenPower pic.twitter.com/giCF0wPH8C Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) October 22,...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:42:02 +0200
Huawei might have had a tough year and uncertain future ahead, but the company today reported some good news - it sold 200 million smartphones since the beginning of 2019. The impressive milestone was reached 64 days faster than in 2018, despite being a hostage in the negotiations between the United States and China. The Chinese company already reported that the P30 lineup, announced in March, and the Mate 20 series that debuted last year have been outsold their predecessors. Another reason the 200 million mark shouldn't be a surprise is how steady Huawei is on the top position...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:53:02 +0200
Earlier this year ARM unveiled its next-generation GPU architecture called Valhall, debuting on the Mali-G77 GPU - a flagship part expected to show up in chipsets next year. Today, the company unveiled a mid-range part based on the same architecture. Also, ARM unveiled a new lineup of NPUs under the Ethos brand name. Those will power the computational photography, on-device translation and much more AI-based work in future devices. Mali-G57 The ARM Mali-G57 GPU targets mid-range chipset and promises a 30% boost in performance, energy efficiency and silicon density compared to a...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:13:01 +0200
Meizu's latest flagship phone is out and it's called Meizu 16T. It has almost everything you'd need from a flagship device and at a super aggressive price. The handset is built around a 6.5-inch OLED screen with no notches or cutouts. The upper bezel is a tad thicker and it's enough to house the front-facing camera, the earpiece and the usual set of sensors. The screen is also TÜV-certified for low blue light emissions. The resolution is 1080 x 2232px with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The fingerprint reader sits beneath. A Snapdragon 855 chipset with Adreno 640 GPU drives all the pixels...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:34:01 +0200
Chinese phone maker Realme unveiled the Realme 5 back in August, and it appears the company will soon follow it up with the Realme 5s. The Realme 5s, bearing model number RMX1925, received certification from Thailand's NBTC and India's BIS, hinting at an imminent launch. Details are scarce about the Realme 5s and there's no word from the company about this phone. However, Realme is launching the X2 Pro in India on November 20 and said that it'll have some "surprises" for us at the event. Could this be one of those surprises? We'll have to wait until more details surface. Via
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:48:01 +0200
The Sony Xperia 1 has been out since June but Sony decided to offer a revised version dubbed the Xperia 1 Professional Edition. It brings tweaks to the display, camera and the added support for LAN connection via the Type-C port. Starting with the display, you still get a 4K OLED panel with the tall 21:9 aspect ratio but now there's also support for 10-bit signal and a better-calibrated display based on the viewing setting for the company's Master series reference monitor line with an Illuminant D65 color profile. On the camera front, Sony is bringing the Imaging Edge Mobile app...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:28:01 +0200
The Realme X2 unveiled last month comes in two memory versions in China - 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB. Today, a third variant joins them with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The new version is priced at CNY1,799 ($255/230), but like the other variants, it gets a discount of CNY100 ($15/13) on the company's official site. The Realme X2 is essentially the Realme XT with a Snapdragon 730G SoC, 32MP selfie camera, 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 support, and NFC. You can read our hands-on of the Realme X2 to know more about it. Source 1 | Source 2 (both in Chinese)
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:43:01 +0200
The Huawei Mate 30 5G and Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G have finally gone on sale. The devices will be up for purchase at 18:08 Chinese time, and will be available only on the domestic scene, which is hardly a surprise. Price of the Mate 30 5G will begin from CNY4,999 (that's around $705), while the Pro variant will start from CNY6,899 ($975). Both the Mate 30 and the Mate 30 Pro have the Kirin 990 5G chipset, which is clocked at 2.86 GHz. The SoC is slightly different from the basic Kirin 990, running in the non-5G variants of the phones. It has slightly faster CPU clusters and two big...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:41:02 +0200
The Meizu 16T will be unveiled later today at an event in China, and just ahead of the launch, leaked promo materials come to reveal the design and most of the specs. Last week Meizu VP shared an image of the 16T which showed us what the phone's back looks like, and today's leak tells us that the phone will have a 6.5" Super AMOLED notch-less display on the front with a fingerprint reader embedded in it. The smartphone will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC and come with UFS 3.0 storage. The material doesn't include information about the RAM and storage, but from AnTuTu and TENAA...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:38:34 +0200
Realme recently rolled out software updates for the Realme 1 and U1 which brought Dark Mode. Now the much-requested feature is extended to the Realme 5 Pro with a new firmware sporting version number RMX1971EX_11.A.11. The new build also brings the ability to record videos with the 8MP ultrawide-angle camera - a feature that was limited to the Realme X2 and X2 Pro until now. Additionally, the update bumps up the Android security patch level on the 5 Pro from August 5, 2019 to October 5, 2019. Here's the full changelog of the update: Security Android security...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:15:00 -0500
As the title says, it looks like Microsoft had done the impossible and released a dedicated Outlook app for Samsung Galaxy smartwatches. But before you get too excited, you'll probably want to know where exactly the new app is available and from where you'll be able to download it.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:04:00 -0500
The latest scam that uses your smartphone in an attempt to separate you from your money is called "smishing." This is a form of phishing that uses SMS or text messages. Phishing is a technique used by criminals and hackers to send emails and texts that are purportedly from legitimate companies and request certain information that could be used for criminal purposes such as a social security number, passwords, PINs and more.
Jason Hanson is a former CIA agent who in the past has attempted to warn consumers about certain scams and he recently appeared on the Rachael ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:59:00 -0500
Before unveiling its new Android TV box, NVIDIA is making sure that everything else around it is brand new and matches the upcoming product. Today it's the NVIDIA Shield TV app that's getting a lot of improvements ahead of the new Android TV box's launch expected to happen by the end of the year.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:04:00 -0500
Tomorrow, the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be available for purchase, and one of the new features that Google added to the phones is a 90Hz refresh rate for the screen. 50% faster than traditional smartphones (including the 2019 iPhone models), at 90Hz users will notice how buttery smooth scrolling is, and those who love to play mobile video games will see an improvement in the games' animation.
Now we should point out that Google has done some things differently than OnePlus. The latter's OnePlus 7 Pro will refresh its screen at 90Hz for all content unless it ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:38:00 -0500
Fossil is one of the not so many companies that is betting on Google's Wear OS. Sport is one of Fossil's smartwatches powered by Wear OS, which packs a decent hardware configuration and decent software options.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:04:00 -0500
Last month, developer Pearl Abyss announced that Black Desert, their highly-acclaimed MMORPG will come to mobile this year. Earlier this week, the studio announced that early access to its game will be available for Android users in select countries.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:51:00 -0500
Samsung has just revealed new Galaxy “Enterprise Edition” devices, which should guarantee customers four years of Android updates among other things. The new phones have been introduced in the UK and are aimed at business customers. It's yet unclear where else you'll be able to buy these devices, but we'll update the news once we have more info.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:43:00 -0500
As promised a couple of months ago, T-Mobile continues to give its devoted customers the royal treatment while Verizon and AT&T subscribers are constantly getting "royally screwed." Well, we don't know about the latter, as we'd rather not stir any controversy regarding which US carrier (or "Un-carrier") is better and why, but it's definitely hard to argue with the former when Magenta is cooking up yet another killer gastronomy-related deal you can claim through the T-Mobile Tuesdays app with no effort whatsoever.
After offering a free Whopper back in August, followed by a ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:44:00 -0500
Sony has been saying 5G connectivity is key to revitalizing its Xperia smartphone business since early 2018 yet, oddly enough, the company has so far shied away from releasing a compatible device. But if a new rumor is anything to go by, this could all change next year.
According to Japanese website Sumahoinfo (via Gizmochina), the recently introduced Xperia 5 is the final flagship from Sony with 4G LTE support. Moving forward, and starting with the Xperia 1’s successor that’s on track for a debut at MWC 2020 in February, all premium devices from the Tokyo-based company will ship ...
Deal: Unlocked Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL are discounted at Best Buy (with activation on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint)
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:14:00 -0500
If you're planning to purchase one of Google's brand new Pixel 4 smartphones unlocked, here's a tip: Best Buy lets you save some money on both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL as long as you activate your handset on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, or Sprint.
Without activation, ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:07:00 -0500
The Google Pixel 4 not only has a new interface for Google Assistant, but it also is able to handle questions and tasks for the digital helper on-device. That makes Assistant on the Pixel 4 faster to respond. Also handling things on-device is a very useful and new Google app called Recorder. Not only does it record audio, but it will also transcribe audio in real-time. And it does all ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:30:00 -0500
It looks like Samsung has kept its promise and rolled out an update that fixes the fingerprint issues on its Galaxy S10 and Note 10 flagship smartphones, Reuters reports. As some of you might already know, a Galaxy S10 user discovered a bug that allowed it to be unlocked regardless of the fingerprint registered in the device when certain conditions were met.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:54:00 -0500
The iPhone 11 is performing so well that it’s close to beating Apple’s expectations. Now, data published by Kantar indicates these higher sales are boosting the company’s market share in many markets.
The iPhone 11 is driving Apple's sales in Europe, Australia, and Japan
During the third quarter of 2019, which started in June and ended in September, Apple accounted for an impressive 18.9% of all smartphone shipments across the five major European markets – the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. This figure is up from 16.3% just one year earlier and is largely down to the ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:55:00 -0500
Remember when the ultra-high-end OnePlus 7T Pro and 7T Pro McLaren Edition were officially unveiled and we specifically urged you not to get your hopes up for a US release on T-Mobile? Well, it turns out we were wrong.
It also turns out OnePlus CEO Pete Lau recently misled a group of journalists at an event in London by claiming it was too early for the company to announce its second 5G phone. Technically, T-Mo's hot new OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren is not up for grabs yet, but its exclusive launch will take place by the end of the year to leverage the "Un-carrier's" low-band 600 ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:21:00 -0500
While they still carry an IP68 water-resistance certification, Apple doubled down on the depth you can submerge the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max to, going from spending half an hour at 2m, to surviving as deep as 4m (13 feet).
That's a lot tighter sealing and copious adhesive application, though something tells us that the previous iPhone models ...
If Apple wants me to believe the iPhone is a gaming phone, it needs to take notes from Android phones
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:16:00 -0500
Gaming on a phone — a topic that's less and less controversial and in fact getting to be a part of everyone's daily routine. As handsets get more powerful, games get more diverse, ranging from complicated and hard to your casual time-burners that have always been around.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:46:00 -0500
Even though Apple has yet to release a new iPad Pro generation, and it's looking more and more likely that we'll have to wait until spring 2020 for the world's first tablets with triple rear-facing camera systems, the company's 2018 variants can already be frequently purchased at massive discounts in both brand-new and refurbished condition.
The latest deal on last year's 11-inch iPad Pro might be the best one yet for those looking to pick up a cellular-enabled model at the lowest possible price. Naturally, that means you'll have to settle for refurbished units backed by 90-day ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:37:00 -0500
It's no secret that the "Services" division has become crucial for Apple's financial prosperity and growth prospects during a time of stagnation for the global smartphone market that has negatively impacted both the sales numbers and profits generated by iPhones around the world.
Before new services like Apple TV+ and Arcade can take off, the Cupertino-based tech giant is relying heavily on its iOS App Store, music streaming platform, and digital wallet solution to yield the kind of revenues investors have come to regularly expect in the last few years. Announced a little ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 05:10:00 -0500
We all know "soon" can be a relative term in the tech world, but when T-Mobile vaguely announced its plans to sell the Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 "soon", we certainly didn't expect the "Un-carrier" to take so long before actually picking up these Samsung devices.
Of course, all's well that ends well, and if you've been waiting for the past two and a half months to see Magenta kick off sales of the ultra-high-end 10.5-inch slate and the new fitness-centric smartwatch, you might rejoice hearing the wait is finally over.
Available in a "mountain ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 05:04:00 -0500
It ain't an official Apple supply chain rumor until Korean media reports it, as their fellow countrymen from Samsung and LG are providing the bulk of iPhone displays. Thus, when the words "screen" and "budget iPhone" come together in a Korean publication, we are all ears. If you recall, there is nothing budget-er than the iPhone SE, and we've been waiting on a successor for a long time.
As if to add more water to the iPhone SE 2 rumor mill, today's publication is pegging LG as the LCD display supplier for Apple's upcoming budget king. Given its dependence on Samsung for everything ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 04:28:00 -0500
Apple loves showcasing iPhone cameras on social media with all kinds of photos and videos that are posted as part of its famous ‘#ShotOniPhone’ campaign, but this week the Cupertino giant has partnered up with Selena Gomez to specially demonstrate what the iPhone 11 Pro is capable of.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 04:17:00 -0500
A Netflix feature as old as time finally came to the Hulu app for iPhones and iPads just a couple of weeks ago, and as promised, the offline viewing functionality is rapidly expanding to Android devices. According to multiple online reports, the video streaming platform's Android subscribers are already allowed to download content on their phones and watch popular shows and movies when disconnected from the internet.
It goes without saying how convenient that can be when traveling to a place with poor or no network connectivity whatsoever. Unfortunately, just like Netflix, Hulu ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 03:16:00 -0500
Despite the US trade ban, Huawei’s momentum in Europe and other international markets has remained largely unaffected. This, combined with exploding sales in China, has helped the company ship 200 million smartphones in record time this year.
Two years ago, the ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 03:15:00 -0500
Both LG and Google have long given up on their dreams to make modular phones happen, but while Motorola doesn't seem particularly committed to the expansion of its unique Moto Mods ecosystem either, the company has yet to throw in the towel altogether.
If you like what these snap-on accessories bring to the table in terms of versatility and additional functionality for your Moto Z-series handset, you'll probably love the newest deal on the aptly named Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Mod. This comes just 24 hours after JBL offered a similarly massive discount for the SoundBoost ...
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 02:01:00 -0500
Samsung did a pretty good job of updating its high-end phones to Android Pie late last year and early this year, at least by its own standards, and it looks like the world's top mobile device vendor will be raising its game as far as Android 10 rollouts are concerned.
Hot on the heels of the Galaxy S10 family, the Note 10 and Note 10+ are just about ready to take the newest version of the world's most popular mobile operating system for a spin... in its unpolished form. The One UI 2.0 beta program is slated to kick off "soon" in both the company's homeland of South Korea and ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:00:00 -0500
With the Pixel 4 series launching this coming Thursday, for a brief period of time today Amazon had the 64GB Pixel 4 model in Clearly White on sale for $100 off. That took the price of the phone from $799 to $699, a 13% discount. But this was a very limited time offer. How limited? Let's put it this way; within hours this specific model was back to $799.
The Pixel 4 features a Google Glass 5 protected 5.7-inch AMOLED display that refreshes at a rate as fast as 90Hz for smoother scrolling and mobile video game animation. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 855 ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:56:00 -0500
Marvel fans rejoice, as the company has just announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with SiriusXM and Pandora to bring original content to these streaming services. Apparently, Marvel plans to create an obscene amount of exclusive podcasts for both services over the next couple of years.
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:35:00 -0500
Samsung announced about two weeks ago that Internet Browser will be getting a handful of new features, while some will be brought back after being cut for whatever reason. As the title mention, Samsung is bringing back the Video Assistant by popular demand.
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:13:00 -0500
Although iOS 13 has been around for about a month now, Apple's own adoption figures show 50% of eligible iPhones are running the new version of the operating system. It's not a bad number of course, but those who haven't updated yet are missing quite a lot.
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:33:00 -0500
Introduced one month ago at IFA 2019, LG G8X ThinQ is now making its way to a myriad of markets around the globe. The South Korean handset manufacturer announced earlier today that its most recent flagship, the G8X ThinQ with Dual Screen will initially be launched in the United States on November 1.
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:14:00 -0500
NBA Now is the newest basketball mobile game launched by GAMEVIL, and a great opportunity to spice up your NBA experience with some matches on a smaller screen. The game is now available globally on both Android and iOS platforms and doesn't cost anything to download.
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:50:00 -0500
Sprint, just like the other major US carrier, rolled out its 5G network in several markets across the country. Today, the network operator announced that its 5G service is now available to about 16 million people within nine markets in the US.
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:23:00 -0500
There are many who consider the TicWatch Pro to be one of the best Wear OS powered smartwatches available. The device tracks your physical activities (including counting steps), monitors your heart rate, streams music, offers over 1,000 watch faces, comes with Google Assistant, Google Pay and has GPS built-in. With an IP68 rating, the watch can be submerged to a depth of nearly 5-feet for up to 30-minutes.
The manufacturer of the timepiece, Mobvoi, has listed a new app in the Google Play Store that adds a feature to the TicWatch Pro and TicWatch Pro 4G LTE (via 9to5Google). ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:45:00 -0500
Everyone is awaiting Qualcomm's introduction of its next-generation flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform. This could take place sometime next month. Meanwhile, you might recall that six months ago the chipmaker unveiled the Snapdragon 730 chipset and the Snapdragon 730G gaming-focused chip. And now, Droidholic has reported on some information about an upcoming Snapdragon 7xx series chip, the Snapdragon 735 (SM7250).
The Snapdragon 735, while designed by Qualcomm, will apparently be manufactured by Samsung using its 7nm EUV LPP (Low Power Plus) process. ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:06:00 -0500
Remember when the Google Home Mini was deemed the world's best-selling smart speaker, despite Amazon dominating the vendor ranks both back then and in pretty much every single market report released over the last 12 months or so? The very reasonable price and robust list of features of the search giant's diminutive Google Assistant device might not be the only reasons the Home Mini was able to achieve that feat, as the gadget's shipment numbers were no doubt inflated by various promotions offering people the opportunity to pay nothing for the "bestseller."
The latest such deal ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:49:00 -0500
Google's MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), Fi is getting better and faster network thanks to the dual connect technology revealed today. Up until now, Google Fi could switch between three 4G LTE networks and would offer access to 2 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world.
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:28:00 -0500
Motorola has already released the One Vision, One Action, One Zoom, and One Macro this year but it’s not stopping there. New information points towards a fifth model that’ll arrive in the near future and be marketed as the Motorola One Hyper.
Unlike recent Motorola-branded smartphones, this particular device is expected to debut with an all-screen design that makes use of a 6.4-inch LCD display, impressively thin bezels and a new pop-out camera system. The latter includes a 32-megapixel selfie sensor and aligns perfectly with the vertical camera setup and stripe that are featured on ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:42:00 -0500
Google added a feature called Continued Conversation for its Assistant-enabled speakers. This allows users to ask Google Assistant follow-up questions and request another task without having to use the "Hey Google" or "Ok Google" hotwords in-between. This brings a more conversational tone to the Google Assistant experience. And according to Android Police, Google is currently running an A/B test with the Google app that adds Continued Conversation to a Pixel phone.
Under the Settings page for Assistant, some Android users have spotted a new toggle under Continued Conversation. ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:28:00 -0500
Almost two months after the LG G8X ThinQ was introduced at IFA 2019, its official US release date has been announced as Friday, November 1.
The new flagship will ship bundled with LG’s updated Dual Screen accessory and retail at $699.99 when purchased unlocked. This means the company is positioning ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:20:00 -0500
If you're the type of celebrity that is easily accessible to fans, you might have already downloaded Google's Cameos app on your iOS device. Launched last August, the app allows celebrities to respond to questions from fans via a home-made video. The video is posted by the celebrity to Google Search where it will appear when someone looks up this famous person.
At the time, Cameos was available only to iOS users leaving Android toting celebrities out in the cold. But fear not famous Android users! The Cameos app is now available to be downloaded from the Google ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:55:00 -0500
With the arrival of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, last year's Pixel 3 series is now understandably overlooked by folks in need of the very latest tech from Google. But the Pixel 3 family should definitely not be ignored by deal hunters. While Google itself is currently taking $300 off the original prices of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, you can save a bit more than that on both handsets if you buy them from B&H.
At the moment, B&H is asking just $459.99 for the Pixel 3 64 GB (that's $339 off) and $569 for the Pixel 3 XL 64 GB ($330 off). In case you're wondering, 128 ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:53:00 -0500
The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max
The 2020 iPhone designs probably won’t be finalized for another five or six months but a new rumor courtesy of Ben Geskin suggests Apple is already testing multiple different designs. Before proceeding, it's worth pointing out that Geskin doesn't have the best track record when it comes to leaks so be sure to take everything below with a pinch of salt.
The next iPhone Pro will (finally) ditch the current notch
Per the information provided, Apple is working on “a few Face ID prototypes” that make use of new ...
Google's Pixel 4 has a big advantage over the Pixel 3 (and iPhone 11 Pro) in wireless charging speeds
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:13:00 -0500
UPDATE: While the big Pixel 4 advantage mentioned in our headline and detailed below still stands, it appears the phone can't reach 10W wireless charging speeds in tandem with just any third-party pad. Instead, you'll need a charger specially certified to support the Extended Power Profile (EPP) standard for that. There are still hundreds of relatively affordable accessories you can buy on Amazon and in other places capable of getting the job done, but you might want to perform a quick search at this link before spending your money. Original story follows.
The Pixel ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:04:00 -0500
Apple may or may not be able to lump its existing music streaming service and upcoming video on demand platform together at a nice discount in the near future, but until that happens (if it ever happens), Verizon customers can get a slightly different bundle completely free of charge just for picking the nation's largest mobile network operator.
After adding gratis Apple Music access to a number of unlimited plan options back in January, Big Red is today announcing a one-of-a-kind Disney+ deal that will come into effect on November 12. That's when the highly anticipated Netflix ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:00:00 -0500
With the arrival of Apple TV+ and Disney+ next month, new and formidable "old-media" competitors to the existing Netflix darling will be vying for your eyeballs, here's how Netflix is planning to respond with new November releases.
Netflix is way ahead of them all, though, with $11 billion earmarked for spending on own shows and content this year, ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:54:00 -0500
The second version of Fitbit’s smartwatch, the Versa 2, has been on my wrist for more than two weeks now. The $200 price tag makes it an affordable alternative to the Apple Watch or Samsung’s Galaxy Watch which has contributed to its popularity. The question is, are you getting half the smartwatch for half the price? Let’s see what’s good and what’s bad about it and find out.
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:46:00 -0500
In order to boost its subscriber numbers to eventually challenge Apple Music and Spotify, Amazon has offered many great Music Unlimited deals in recent months, one of which is an incredible permanent discount for Prime Student members.
While there's still no way for regular Amazon Prime subscribers to claim a similar promotion, either temporarily or permanently, you can currently get in on a different deal allowing you to save a lot of money by purchasing a popular third-generation Echo Dot along with one month of unlimited, ad-free access to the company's premium music streaming ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:14:00 -0500
There are many reasons why Apple's overhauled web mapping service still has a long way to go before challenging the popularity of Google Maps and Waze, with a big one perfectly illustrated by a new feature that appears to be rolling out across a number of different global markets as we speak.
Even though this sounds like a potential lifesaver (literally), the search giant forgot to mention it was coming just a few days ago, when announcing a couple of convenient new ways to report driving incidents on Google Maps. Of course, the reason the aptly called Stay Safer functionality ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 05:01:00 -0500
Apart from a 5G-enabling accessory for the Moto Z4, Z3, and Z2 Force on Verizon, Motorola hasn't released a new Moto Mod in quite some time, instead trying everything in its power to move existing inventory of products like the Alexa-supporting Smart Speaker attachment, Power Pack, GamePad, or 360 Camera Mod.
But if you already own a Moto Z-series handset and are not interested in buying a new one, regardless of how many killer bundle deals the device manufacturer throws at you, an individual discount on the JBL Soundboost 2 might be able to capture your attention and convince ...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:51:00 -0500
One of the few gaming smartphones available in the United States, the Razer Phone 2 now costs less than $400, which is quite surprising for a flagship. Perhaps the phone didn't sell that well and Razer is trying to get rid of it by lowering its price as much as possible.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:40:46 +0530
Chinese smartphone maker Oppo seems to be rolling out a new ColorOS 6 Beta for its Reno users in India. This new update is based on the latest Android 10 operating system. The launch of this new update comes about two and a half months after the launch of Android 10. It is worth noting […]
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Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:26:29 +0530
Back at IFA 2019 earlier this year, LG launched the G8X ThinQ. The smartphone came with a Dual Screen accessory, which essentially added a screen to the device. The South Korean company has now announced the global roll out of the smartphone. Read on to find out everything on the new LG G8X ThinQ. LG […]
The post LG G8X ThinQ price revealed ahead of global roll out on November 1: Features, specifications appeared first on BGR India.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:55:45 +0530
Apple seems to be working hard at its next iOS update, the Apple iOS 13.2. According to a new report, it looks like the company will roll out iOS 13.2 update before October 30. It will come with the much anticipated Deep Fusion camera technology for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro series devices. The […]
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Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:48:27 +0530
OnePlus on Wednesday announced its partnership with Redington (India) Limited. The objective of this partnership is to expand the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s offline retail presence in India. OnePlus‘ new partnership will further boost its offline presence across Northern and Northeast regions in the country. In particular the presence will be felt in northern towns like Chandigarh, Agra, […]
The post Here’s how OnePlus plans to its expand offline retail presence in India appeared first on BGR India.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:26:37 +0530
It’s been widely reported that Apple will launch the successor to the iPhone SE next year. If reports are anything to go by, the launch will take place by the end of the first quarter. This has give rise to a bunch of leaks around the upcoming Apple iPhone SE 2. The latest leak is […]
The post Apple iPhone SE 2 to ship with improved antenna design: Report appeared first on BGR India.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:45:49 +0530
It’s festive time, and Diwali is just around the corner. Also, called as festival of lights, it is the time for shopping and gifting. Diwali is also the time when we send wishes to our family and friends on WhatsApp. And what better way to make it more existing with creative WhatsApp stickers, rather than […]
The post How to download and send Diwali WhatsApp stickers to your family and friends appeared first on BGR India.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:07:57 +0530
Direct-to-home (DTH) provider Dish TV has announced that it is now offering three types of set-top boxes to its subscribers. This announcement comes weeks after Airtel Digital TV launched its Airtel XStrem Box in the market. Following the suit of Airtel, Dish TV has also started providing its Dish SMRT Hub. This third type of […]
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Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:06:19 +0530
Realme smartphones will soon get ColorOS 7 with near stock Android experience. In an #AskMadhav video, Madhav Sheth, CEO of Realme Mobiles, confirmed that the next software will be ColorOS 7. The former sub-brand of Oppo has been planning to introduce its own custom ROM based on Android for sometime. Initially dubbed as RealmeOS, the […]
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Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:09:10 +0530
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged brands to smart making smartphones in India, a lot of OEMs have started local manufacturing. Make In India does give brands an advantage in terms of tax benefits. This allows brands to offer smartphones at cheaper rates, thus passing on the benefits to the end-users. Apple, for instance, has […]
The post List of popular Made In India smartphones: iPhone XR, Redmi Note 8, Oppo Reno 2 and more appeared first on BGR India.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:57:21 +0530
Realme is set to enter consumer electronics segment – wearables. The former sub-brand of Oppo has been expanding in a big way and has emerged as a primary competitor to Xiaomi in India. Since entering the smartphone market in May last year, Realme has become the fourth largest brand. It has also expanded to offer […]
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Thu, 24 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0530
The festive season is upon us and we are seeing sales from a couple of e-commerce platforms, other smartphone brands have also started to offer smartphones at the best deals. Even Mi is offering exciting deals and discounts on some of its handsets, this Diwali.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:12:54 +0530
Just days after Reliance Jio introduced its new plans, BSNL has revised its Rs. 108 prepaid plan. In fact, BSNL has already listed this plan in its Chennai website, as a promotional offer. The telco is now offering this plan until
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:38:26 +0530
Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 VII, a premium compact camera was launched in India. The camera is priced at Rs. 96,990 and is available at all Sony centers, Alpha Flagship stores, authorized Sony dealers, and major electronic stores. The new RX100 VII is
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:01:51 +0530
Of late, there have been a lot of speculations claiming that Realme is working on an independent OS allegedly dubbed RealmeOS. It was claimed to be a cleaner Android skin that will be free from the iconography of ColorOS. However, fresh
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:11:25 +0530
It looks like Realme is all set to launch another smartphone in India. It looks like the upcoming smartphone will be dubbed Realme 5s. The device has been spotted on India's Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and National Broadcasting and Telecommunications
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +0530
Xiaomi launched its first Mi Notebook Pro back in 2017. Now, expanding its laptop lineup, the company has announced its latest Mi Notebook Pro Enhanced edition with 10th Generation Intel Core processor, enhanced cooling system, 1TB SSD, and a lot more.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:26:20 +0530
When it comes to smart speakers, we all think about Google, Amazon, and Apple. These are the companies which have marked themselves in the global market. Now, it has been reported that the Google Home and the Home Mini are facing
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:14:21 +0530
GoPro recently launched its flagship action camera - Hero 8 and the Hero 8 Max. Now, the company has announced a contest called the Million Dollar Challenge which will enable users to win $1000,000 by participating in this challenge. All they
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:40:21 +0530
There are a lot of affordable smartphones in the Indian market. And these devices are already available for sales. The best part is all these devices can be availed via Flipkart at discounted price during this festive season of Diwali. Check
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:50:00 +0530
Realme has launched a new firmware update for two of its older smartphones - the Realme 1 and the Realme U1. Both the smartphones were launched last year and have been quite popular in the affordable segment. The Chinese manufacturer has
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:19:40 +0530
ACT Fibernet has launched a new top-up voucher for its broadband customers called the FlexyBytes+. The new vouchers are available in circles, where the company has its operations. The ACT is offering five packs under these new top-up vouchers, which start
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:30:00 +0530
Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro is expected to arrive in China on October 24th. Ahead of the launch, the device gets 3C certification which reveals that the phone will come with a 30W fast charger. And with this charging technology, it can
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:17:44 +0530
Are you looking for subwoofers and speakers at discounted prices? Then you must look for a list that we have shared below. Under Flipkart Diwali offers, these laptops can be obtained at further more exciting offers.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:00:02 +0530
NASA LRO has conducted a flyby recently and has found no trace of the Chandrayaan 2: Vikram lander. NASA's Noad Edward Petro, the Project Scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbit told the PTI that there's still been no trace of the
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:40:00 +0530
Oppo launched the A9 2020 and the A5 2020 last month in India and both the smartphones have already gone up for sale. The latter has just received a permanent price cut ahead of Diwali. The key highlight of this device
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:43:15 +0530
During most of the smartphone launch presentations, OEMs stress a lot on how their latest model is 1mm thinner than its predecessor. Almost every smartphone maker stresses a lot about materials used to construct a smartphone and how much R&D goes
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:47:38 +0530
OnePlus has announced a total of five smartphones in 2019. Interestingly, all these smartphones are different variants of the OnePlus 7 and are touted asflagship killers. At the time of writing this review, the most affordable handset in the OnePlus 7-series
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:56:25 +0530
Elon Musk has sent the first tweet via the Starlink orbiting network. SpaceX's internet-satellite constellation is working now, at least the CEO's tweet claims so. Musk first tweeted to check if it would go through. Two minutes later, he tweeted again
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:45:00 +0530
Honor, the Huawei sub-brand announced the launch of a new fitness band dubbed Honor Band 5i in its home market China alongside Honor 20 Lite. This new wearable device features a USB plug-in and charge design, a capacitive button to navigate
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:33:19 +0530
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 or 855 Plus have been the go-to chipsets for the premium Android smartphone makers in 2019. This is likely to change soon as a luxury smartphone and smartwatch maker 8848 has officially confirmed the launch of the Titanium
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:30:00 +0530
Samsung Galaxy A80, the mid-range smartphone launched earlier this year, is available with a lucrative discount in India. The device comes as Samsung's first offering with a rotatable triple-camera setup. The device was launched with a mid-range Snapdragon 730G chipset that
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:34:41 +0530
After joining hands with Amazon Prime, the state-run telecom operator BSNL is likely to partner with Sony Liv and Netflix. In an interview with Gizbot, the company's chairman and managing director, PK Purwar revealed some details on the partnership with other
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:56:18 +0530
Xiaomi launched the latest iteration of its custom ROM, MIUI 11 in India a few days back. At the time of its launch, it was stated that the update will be rolled out to eligible smartphones starting from October 22. As
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:29:59 +0530
Earlier, we saw leaks of the Honor V30 and V30 Pro smartphones that revealed some specs of these devices. And, now the brand has confirmed that the Honor V30 will launch in November with 5G NSA and SA Support. The highlights
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:23:20 +0530
Motorola has already unveiled a bunch of smartphones under its One lineup including the One Macro, One Vision, and the One Zoom. Recently there were leaks and speculations surrounding the company's first pop-up selfie camera smartphone. The latest leak confirms that
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0530
LG has successfully ventured into smartphone manufacturing, apart from manufacturing other electronic products. The smartphones which the brand has released so far had immensely turned the consumers as devoted fans. And, that's why the expectation of users has been increasing. While
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:00:36 +0530
Lava, the domestic startup brand has come up with a new entry-level smartphone for the price-conscious smartphone buyers in the country. The latest offering is the Lava Z41, which is an Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) launched recently at an event
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:26:30 +0530
Vodafone has introduced a new offer for its prepaid customers, where it is providing financial assistance to buy a 4G smartphone. The telco has also partnered with Home Credit India, which is a consumer finance provider. Under this partnership,
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:17:42 +0530
Apple iPhone XR assembled regionally has begun shipping. Apple recently began manufacturing the premium smartphones in India in a bid to expand its market in the sub-continent. Moreover, the ongoing trade war between China and the US requires Apple and other
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:00:00 +0530
Honor has launched its latest mid-range smartphone - the Honor 20 Lite in China. This is a toned-down version of its flagship Honor 20 smartphone and comes with 48MP triple rear cameras, AMOLED display, up to 8GB of RAM, and a