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Oppo Reno4 and Reno4 Pro party all night in their first promo video

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:32:32 +0200

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

Telegram adds video editor, animated stickers on media and more

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:32:26 +0200

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

LG Velvet gets three new color options but there's a catch

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:01:02 +0200

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

Motorola Moto E LE images appear

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:08:02 +0200

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

Case renders show the Galaxy Note20+ will have a curved screen, Note20 screen will be flat

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:19:01 +0200

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

Realme Watch moves over 15,000 units within two minutes in first sale

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:27:01 +0200

The Realme Watch unveiled last week went on its first sale today in India, and within two minutes, the company sold more than 15,000 units. The Realme Watch is priced at INR3,999 ($53/€45) in India and was sold through the company's official site and Flipkart. Those of you who couldn't buy one today will get another chance on June 9 at noon local time when the Realme Watch goes on its second sale. Breaking records after records, in speed!15K+ #realmeWatch units sold within 2 mins on 1st sale.After Smartphones, Smart Audio and Smart TVs, now we are one more step closer in our journey of...

Broadcom CEO hints at delay in iPhone 12 launch

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:39:01 +0200

Bloomberg quotes Broadcom CEO Hock Tan who mentioned a "major product cycle delay" at a "large North American mobile phone" customer during an earnings call yesterday. He didn't call the company by its name, but it's not hard to figure out he's talking about Apple. Broadcom is a major component supplier for iPhones, this January the company got a $15 billion order from Cupertino. The current iPhone 11 models include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi hardware from the company, but an analyst at Moor Insights says that Broadcom might supply LTE and even 5G components for future iPhones. Anyway, the...

Entry level Moto G Fast and Moto E (2020) announced

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:58:02 +0200

Today Motorola officially announced the Moto G Fast and Moto E (2020) in the US market. For $200, the Moto G Fast brings a Snapdragon 665 chipset with 3GB of RAM and a 6.4-inch Max Vision IPS LCD of 720x1560px resolution and a tall 19:9 aspect. It has 32GB of expandable storage and a 4,000mAh battery that charges at 10W charging through USB-C. There are three cameras on the rear, all borrowed from the Moto G8 Power - 16MP f/1.7 main, 8MP ultrawide and 2MP dedicated macro units. What's missing from the Moto G8 Power setup is the 8MP telephoto. On the front there's an 8MP selfie...

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 images show mobile payment support, Avengers watch face

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:48:02 +0200

While Xiaomi has been stingy with the teasers, a leak shows several new features on the Mi Band 5 that will entice you to pick it over the new NFC-enabled Mi Band 4. The 5 will have NFC functionality as well, enabling mobile MasterCard and public transport payments. NFC and mobile payment support • Exercise modes The band will also have stress and breathing management features, likely tied into the new SpO2 sensor. There will be a stress meter as well as breathing exercises to help you relax. Additionally, there will be a Do Not Disturb mode, which silences alarms for a limited...

Oppo unveils Enco W51 headset with ANC, smart Band with 50m water resistance

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:25:02 +0200

Oppo unveiled a more premium TWS headset and its first smart band. The Enco W51 improve on the Enco W31 formula with proper noise cancellation - the company advertises up to 35dB reduction in noise using a system with two microphones. Three other mics are used for in-call noise cancellation. There's a total of 6 microphones on each bud. When paired with a phone like the Oppo Reno4, which is capable of Bluetooth dual transmission, the headset can enter a low-latency mode - it can go down to 47ms, the worst case scenario is 94ms. The Enco W51 are rated IP54, i.e. they have rain and...

Oppo Reno4 and Reno4 Pro official with SD765G, 65W charging and triple cameras

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:51:01 +0200

Oppo introduced its Reno series back in April of last year and the line quickly filled its ranks. The latest members are the Reno4 and Reno4 Pro and they bring OLED displays, Snapdragon 765G chipsets and capable camera setups. Oppo Reno4 (left) and Reno4 Pro (right) As the name suggests the Oppo Reno4 Pro brings a more sophisticated camera setup with OIS on the main 48MP shooter and a dedicated telephoto lens. The Pro also gets a 90Hz refresh rate screen which comes in at 6.5-inches with a single punch hole cutout for the 32MP selfie cam. The vanilla model settles for a...

OnePlus 8 Pro takes 10th place from Galaxy S20+ in DxOMark rankings

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:04:02 +0200

DxOMark have published their in-depth review of the OnePlus 8 Pro camera giving it an overall score of 119, based on a 126 photo and 103 video. It squeezes-in just in front of the Galaxy S20+ at the 10th spot in DxO's rankings, beating the middle Samsung flagship on video but losing by a point in stills. The OnePlus 8 Pro has an upgraded camera array, compared to its predecessor the 7T Pro. The main 48MP Quad-Bayer camera has a bigger sensor, the ultrawide camera has the same size 48MP senor as the 7T Pro's main camera, with the only retainer from the older phone being the 8MP 3x...

Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Z Flip 5G go through 3C, bundled chargers revealed

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:12:08 +0200

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 battery will have more capacity than its predecessor, but charging speed will not be upgraded. It and the 5G version of the Galaxy Z Flip were both certified by the 3C, which lists charger capabilities. Note20's battery will charge at 25W (using the charger from the retail package), same speed as the Note10 and the Note20+ (which was certified earlier). This year the gap in battery capacity between vanilla and plus models will be smaller - 4,300mAh and 4,500mAh for the Note20 and Note20+, respectively, compared to 3,500mAh and 4,300mAh for the Note10 and...

Oppo Reno4 lineup arrives today, watch the announcement live

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:28:02 +0200

The Oppo Reno3 lineup arrived back in December 2019 becoming the company's first midrangers with 5G connectivity. The phones were a massive success in China and eventually, they expanded on the global scene, either by the same name or under the Oppo Find brand. Today, the successors are coming in China - the Oppo Reno4 5G and Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G will be announced at 7:30PM Beijing time (11:30AM UTC) and you can watch the unveiling on a live stream for which we provided a link below. Oppo Reno4 phones in its Glow colors The Reno4 Pro 5G will have a Snapdragon 765G chipset, just...

Affordable 8" Huawei MediaPad C3 leaks

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:21:02 +0200

A new entry-level tablet from Huawei has leaked in China complete with marketing images and specs. From the leaked specs and design, the MediaPad C3 seems to be a rebadged MatePad T8 for the Chinese market. It sports an 8-inch IPS LCD with a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. The front houses a 2MP selfie cam while a single 5MP shooter sits at the back. Huawei MediaPad C3 The MediaPad C3 will be powered by the MediaTek MT8768 chipset with 3GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. It will also come with a 5,100 mAh battery which charges over microUSB. On the...

vivo X50 Pro+ to go on pre-order on June 16

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 10:34:02 +0200

The vivo X50 family launched this week includes three phones - vanilla vivo X50, a vivo X50 Pro, and the vivo X50 Pro+. While the first two were immediately available for pre-order in China, the initial information on the availability of the mightiest of three was a vague "July". Now, we get a bit more as the X50 Pro+ appeared on the website of the Chinese online retailer It will be available for pre-order starting June 16, which points to actual shipments in the early days of next month although a specific date is still not provided. Prices begin from CNY4,998 ($700) for the...

Coolpad COOL10 announced with Helio P30, triple rear cameras, 4,900 mAh battery

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:47:01 +0200

China-based Coolpad has announced a new budget smartphone, dubbed Coolpad COOL10. The smartphone has the Helio P30 SoC at the helm with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It runs COOL UI9.0B based on an unspecified version of Android. The COOL10 sports a 6.51" display with a waterdrop notch for the 8MP selfie camera. The screen has an aspect ratio of 19:9, but its resolution is unknown. However, it's likely to be HD+ considering the phone's price. The back of the Coolpad COOL10 has a 3D arc design, and it's home to a triple camera setup that has a 16MP primary camera with F/1.5 lens. The...

vivo is preparing iQOO Z1X, a cheaper version of the Z1

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:01:01 +0200

The vivo gaming branch iQOO launched the Z1 smartphone with 5G support and a Dimensity 1000+ chipset. The phone is already up for sale, and now, according to a reliable Weibo leakster, there is another phone on its way - vivo iQOO Z1X. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 765G chipset and should be a bit cheaper. The Weibo post was later deleted, but the guy whose handle is machine translated to Digital Chat Station has already provided plenty of other leaks throughout time that turned out to be true. If vivo is really preparing an iQOO Z1X for a launch in June, the phone should...

Realme Watch goes on sale today

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 08:15:01 +0200

The Realme Watch unveiled last week goes on sale in India today starting noon local time through the company's official Indian site and Flipkart. The Realme Watch is priced at INR3,999 ($55/€45) and comes in a single Black color with the Classic Strap. The Fashion Straps unveiled in Red, Blue, and Green colors will be available at INR499 ($7/€6) soon. The Realme Watch is the Chinese phone maker's first smartwatch. It sports a 1.4" color touchscreen of 320x320 pixel resolution, which has a pixel density of 323 ppi and a peak brightness of 380 nits. The smartwatch comes with 12...

Samsung Galaxy Fold update brings 4K@60fps recording to selfie camera

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:30:01 +0200

On Wednesday, the Samsung Galaxy Fold began receiving the OTA notification for the June 2020 update with the latest security patches from Google. The new build began arriving to all unlocked international variants (SM-F900F) with a build number F900FXXS3BTE1. Samsung Galaxy Fold The changelog mentions some updates to AR Emoji including a manual editing tool and improved recognition of facial expressions. There are new camera features and filters as well. AR Zone, Single Take, Pro video, My Filters, Selfie Tone, and Night Timelapse have been added. There's also now an option to...


Tomorrow is Global 5G Protest Day; U.S. towers have reportedly been threatened

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:02:00 -0500

Remember that unproven conspiracy theory allegedly linking 5G towers to the coronavirus outbreak? The rumor was spread on social-media by actor Woody Harrelson who shared a report by Washington State University Professor Martin Pall. The report linked the growth in 5G base stations in Wuhan with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrelson did admit that he never actually vetted Professor Pall's document.

The conspiracy theory led in those countries. And (via ), which represents the tower technicians working in the U.S., attacks on state-side 5G towers are planned ...

Facebook soon to release dark mode for its main app alongside COVID-19 tracker

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:47:00 -0500

Facebook is probably one of the few major Android apps that haven't received a proper dark mode yet. We're not sure what's the cause, but Facebook is certainly working to make that happen as it did with its other apps like Messenger and .

While we don't know exactly when Facebook's Android app will finally receive the long-awaited dark mode, we do know what it will look like. The folks over at got their hands on a Facebook app built that hasn't been released to the public but does include a dark mode, as well as a couple of other new features.

You can see in the screenshots above ...

Win one of three Motorola smartphones from Ting Mobile in PhoneArena's exclusive giveaway!

Wed, 20 May 2020 09:05:00 -0500

Advertorial by Ting Mobile: the opinions expressed in this story may not reflect the positions of PhoneArena! 

These are not the most cheerful times but one thing that always improves the mood is a new gadget. Especially when that gadget is a brand new phone! Who doesn’t like experiencing the joy of unboxing a new smartphone for real and not just watching it on YouTube? 

Well, Ting Mobile is about to provide that opportunity to three of you, our readers! First time you’re hearing about ...

Discover the hidden code that allows Google Maps to share your precise location

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:24:00 -0500

How would you like to share with a friend or family member more precise location data to make it easier to find you? , Google Maps has a hidden feature called "Plus Codes" that are digital addresses. Think of these digital addresses as Google's own version of longitude and latitude. With these codes, a campsite can be located even if it doesn't have an address. In other words, "Plus Codes" allow someone to find a specific piece of land that can be found at any time.
Google's "Plus Code" can tell friends and family your exact location

The "Plus Codes" ...

The 5G-enabled LG Velvet now available in three new colors

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:21:00 -0500

Long are the days when you had to choose between either black or white color when purchasing a flagship smartphone. All major handset makers are now trying to appeal to a wider audience by releasing three or four color options for their top-tier devices.

The 5G-enabled is no exception, as the South Korean company released no less than three color versions of the phone, even though it's not really a flagship: Aurora White, Aurora Green, Aurora Gray, and Illusion Sunset.

However, it looks like LG didn't think that four colors for the Velvet would be enough for the smartphone to sell ...

Grab a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds for less than $100 at Verizon

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:12:00 -0500

Even though Samsung has already released the , there's no reason not to buy the original model. They're still a great choice for those looking for a pair of decent earphones that don't cost a small fortune.

Many retailers and carriers are selling the for around $130-$150, but they are often offered for free with the purchase of a Samsung flagship. Also, now and then, they're on sale for prices that often drop below the $100 mark.

As it happens, Verizon is running a limited-time promotion on the Samsung Galaxy Buds, but the deal might go offline earlier if the carrier runs out of ...

Hulu will stop working on these older players after June 24

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:16:00 -0500

As wireless services upgrade their streaming technology, they require more powerful devices. Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and other such services made several improvements over the years, which left some of the older devices behind when it comes to performance.

recently noticed that a handful of Roku devices will no longer support Hulu service starting June 24. Among the future unsupported devices, the mention the Roku Streaming Stick models 3420 or earlier, along with Roku Streaming Player models 2400 up to 3100.

Hulu's decision to require these older Roku devices makes sense though since ...

Verizon has Apple's iPhone XR on sale at a huge discount with almost no strings attached

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:13:00 -0500

Commercially released almost two years ago, the is , which means... now might actually be a better time than ever before to get the .

Normally priced at $600 and up in brand-new condition, the Apple A12-powered device was , where you can still purchase a fully working unit with a new battery and outer shell, as well as a 1-year warranty, in exchange for $629 with a whopping 256 gigs of internal storage space on deck.

Because Apple isn't exactly known for its generosity, you won't be surprised to hear there's at least one objectively superior deal to ...

Health & Fitness app downloads surged in Q2 2020 with Strava leading the pack

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 08:03:00 -0500

Analytics firm  show that Health & Fitness app downloads reached unprecedented levels for Q2 in the second quarter of 2020. In simpler words, never before has the increase been so great year-on-year between two consecutive second quarters.

Typically, January is the month when Health & Fitness app installs spike. This year would probably have been the same if the coronavirus had not struck.

Sensor Tower reports that downloads began declining in February, as is the trend. However, an uptick was seen in March, that continued into April. Overall, the Health ...

T-Mobile crucially contributes to decent US showing in new global 5G progress report

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:50:00 -0500

It's easy to lament after more than a year of , , , , and especially , but not everyone seems to agree with the conclusions of one of OpenSignal's most recent in-depth reports, .

While the nation was ranked dead last for "video experience" among the G7 group and 12th out of 20 "leading" 5G countries in terms of the overall "download speed experience" based on data collected between January and March 2020, narrowly behind Switzerland in fourth place of its latest "5G progress" paper.
It's all about the methodology 

Instead of tracking things like ...

Motorola Moto G Fast

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:02:00 -0500

Motorola Moto G Fast is a mid-range phone is equipped with a 6.4-inch HD+ display, an octa-core Snapdragon 665 chipset, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. Camera-wise, the Moto G Fast is equipped with three cameras at the rear and one 8MP selfie shooter at the font. Other specifications include a microSD card slot for storage expansion, a headphone jack and a 4000mAh battery. All of that will carry a $199.99 price tag when the Moto G Fast is available on June 12.

Moto G Fast and Moto E are official: Affordable champs!

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:02:00 -0500

Motorola just unveiled two new entry-level devices that aim to recapture an even larger portion of the affordable phone market in the US. The Moto G Fast looks like yet another promising chapter in the pretty successful Moto G-series, whereas the Moto E seems dead-set to redefine the important value-for-money category. 

What's new about these two? Let's explore.

Moto G Fast 

Specs and features

Don't get confused by the rather promising name, the Moto G Fast is not a flagship device. It's an adequate mid-range phone ...

Motorola Moto E (2020)

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:01:00 -0500

Motorola Moto E (2020) specifications include a 6.2-inch display with 1520x720px resolution, a dual-camera setup on the back, Snapdragon 632 processor, and a 3550mAh battery. The phone comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The Moto E will launch on June 12 for $149.99 and will be available unlocked, as well as for various carriers.

Fast charging is more important than long battery life

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:45:00 -0500

Opinions about what features a smartphone should have vary wildly, but one thing everyone agrees on is that our phones need better battery life. And while manufacturers have been improving battery life year after year, it’s still not quite at a level where battery anxiety is gone completely.

Well, I’m here to argue that it is not the improved battery capacity that will help you get rid of the dread that your phone might run out of juice. It’s the fast charging that will do that.

Now, don’t get me wrong, having a phone that can easily last a day and maybe even two is great. But even ...

Timex unveils a stylish new collection of smartwatches with awesome battery life

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 05:23:00 -0500

While most traditional watchmakers that decided to try their hand at wearable devices did so a number of years ago, when the now-thriving industry was still timidly and aimlessly getting started, Timex may have waited a little too long to take the smartwatch market seriously.

Technically, the 1844-founded US company managed to beat Apple to the punch by , but it was only back in 2016 that Timex first made headlines with . The brand also released a kid-friendly smartwatch in partnership with T-Mobile last year, followed by with built-in GPS, stellar ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G release date and charger specs tipped, launching earlier

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 04:44:00 -0500

Samsung is expected to have the richest August of product launches ever, what with the Note 20 series, but also the and the 5G version of the . Throw in a purported  and, potentially, a new Galaxy Watch, and the big summer event is bound to grow bigger.

The are said to arrive with next generation LTPO screen panels that will reportedly have adaptive refresh rate, not the half-baked software solution that Samsung uses now on the S20 series, and which our tests showed to be a battery hog.

Adding the more frugal panels to an eventual upgraded processor could ...

Xiaomi is planning a foldable phone very similar to the Huawei Mate Xs

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 03:45:00 -0500

We recently published our , concluding that despite its heft and high price, it's a joy to use such a futuristic and solid build device. And some people do prefer its fold-out flexible screen design over the 's seemingly more secure, but less convenient fold-in design, that requires an external screen.

Xiaomi seems to agree that the fold-out design is the way to go, judging by newly-discovered patents the Chinese giant filed on January 5th, 2020. Thanks to , we can see that the company behind Redmi and Poco is planning a smartphone that appears eerily similar to the aforementioned Huawei ...

Verizon cuts Moto G Stylus price in half with new lines

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 03:11:00 -0500

If you're in the market for a budget-friendly smartphone with a built-in stylus, you probably already know your options are pretty limited. You have the recently released , the even newer , and that's about it... unless you're also willing to consider an outdated mid-ranger like last year's .

That being said, it might not be as easy as it seems to choose between the two aforementioned pen-wielding newbies when taking carrier deals into consideration as well. The LG Stylo 6, for instance, which technically starts at around $250, can currently be had for as little as $25 upfront ...

Cloud White Samsung Galaxy S20 5G now exclusively available at Verizon

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 02:54:00 -0500

Starting this week, Verizon has the available in three different colors: Cosmic Gray, Cloud Pink, and Cloud White. The latter has been recently added to Verizon's portfolio, and to make the smartphone even more appealing, the carrier is running a promotion that lets you .

Although we're surprised that Verizon didn't ask Samsung for a red Galaxy S20 5G yet, the Cloud White looks quite attractive too. To benefit from the $150 discount, you'll have to add a new line, which will bring the phone's price down to just $35.41/month for 24 months (it's usually $41.66/month).

Now, if you'd ...

Export Facebook media to Google Photos in 5 easy steps

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 01:44:00 -0500

Facebook has rolled out a new tool that will help your virtual memorabilia spread through the web. EMEA tech comms manager at Facebook Alexandru Voica shared a , explaining that the tool is now available to all Facebook users. At the moment, the tool can send your pictures and videos to Google Photos, but Facebook plans to add more services in the future. Here’s what you need to do:

The tool can be useful in many different ways. You won’t need to keep a Facebook account just because thousands of photos and videos are nesting quietly on the site. Using these five steps you can transfer ...

Leaked specs hint that the HTC Desire 20 Pro will not live up to its name

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:04:00 -0500

reports that the rumored  has made it to Google Play Console’s Device Catalog.

The phone is codenamed “htc_bymdugl” and carries the model number “HTC 2Q9J10000”. 

HTC Desire 20 Pro supposed specs are underwhelming to say the least

According to the listing, the phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, a chipset that came out in the first half of 2019 and since then has been succeeded by far more capable SoCs. The aged silicon will be paired with 6GB of RAM. The phone will ship with Android 10, and ...

New Signal feature blurs out people's faces on photographs

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:34:00 -0500

With end-to-end encryption included, iOS and Android messaging app Signal focuses on privacy. On Wednesday, that the app is being used by those organizing protests in the U.S. demonstrating against racism and police brutality in the states. "At Signal, we support the people who have gone into the streets to make their voices heard. We believe that something in America needs to change, and even if we don’t know exactly how, we support and trust in the people who are self-organizing around the country to figure it out. Many of the people and groups who are organizing for that change are using ...

Huawei Honor Play 4 Pro can be used for contactless temperature measurement

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:01:00 -0500

Huawei's subsidiary Honor's latest phone has a built-in infrared temperature sensor.

Fever is one of the major symptoms of COVID-19, in addition to dry cough and fatigue. That's the reason why you see non-contact forehead thermometers being used today. Sure, they might not be as accurate as conventional thermometers, but they can take temperature of many people at a time. 

The IR sensor is integrated into the camera system of the Honor Play 4 Pro. To take readings, all you have to do is launch the app and hold the phone on top of somebody's forehead. ...

Key Apple supplier says 2020 iPhone 12 5G launch will be delayed

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 22:35:00 -0500

The unveiling of the 2020 5G Apple iPhone 12 series, originally expected to take place during the third quarter of the year, as usual, has been pushed back to the fourth quarter. , this bit of news comes from the CEO of Broadcom; the latter is a company that supplies Apple with chips for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity along with Radio-Frequency (RF) chips that connect the iPhone to cellular networks.
The 2020 5G iPhone models are running behind schedule says Apple supplier

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan said during a conference call on Thursday that there is ...

Video shows alleged Apple iPhone 13 5G mockup with big changes

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:32:00 -0500

Just yesterday, we told you that an 11-inch Apple iPad Air, expected for 2021, . Apple has already had iPad Pro owners charge their tablets with USB-C instead of its proprietary Lightning system; if the rumor pans out, next year's iPad Air would be the first non-premium Apple tablet to charge using USB-C. If a mockup of the iPhone 13 created by a 3D printer is correct, the 2021 iPhones will also use a USB-C charger to replenish their batteries.

Today, Japanese site (via ) starring a mockup of the iPhone 13 created with a 3D printer; this dummy was based on leaked ...

Mobvoi's newest AirPods clones with active noise cancellation are almost unbelievably affordable

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:00:00 -0500

As more and more companies enter the thriving true wireless earbuds market while many others continue to expand their existing portfolios of AirPods alternatives, it's naturally getting harder and harder to stand out from the pack. 

But one relatively safe way to pull that off remains undercutting by as much as possible while retaining as many headline-grabbing features as possible. Mobvoi, for instance, already sells the at $99.99 and at $49.99 (currently down from a $129.99 list price), but both models lack something important that would allow them to directly rival ...

Messenger to use Android 11 bubbles to replace its Chat Heads feature

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:30:00 -0500

In 2013, Facebook added a new feature to the Messenger app allowing users to engage in Messenger chats while multitasking on other websites. With these "Chat Heads," users are a tap away from continuing a chat without having to constantly switch apps. Chat Heads can pop up on a phone no matter what is being viewed on the screen at the time. Essentially a way to quickly respond to a message sent during a Messenger chat session, the Chat Heads appear on the side of a user's display and show the profile picture of the person that the user is chatting with.

The messaging ...

Walmart prematurely confirms the price tag and features of Sony's next big headphones

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:22:00 -0500

Unveiled almost two years ago, the impossibly named are still some of the best over-the-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation technology money can buy. Especially when you can routinely , , or even .

But while this particular industry doesn't appear to be progressing at the same blazing fast pace as, say, or even , you can't keep the same old product around forever without at least refreshing its design, throwing a new coat of paint on, and revising some of its features.

Following in the footsteps ...

More evidence of future Apple services bundle emerges

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:02:00 -0500

Wearables including the Apple Watch and AirPods have helped maintain growth at Apple in recent years as the iPhone, iPad, and Mac plateaued. But Apple has also been pushing its services business and now it seems the company could be preparing a big change to boost growth.

It may include Apple Music, News+, and TV+
New evidence uncovered by in the recent iOS 13.5.5 beta release indicates that Apple is planning some sort of services bundles. Files found within the operating system specifically refer to a “bundle offer” and a “bundle subscription” that didn’t exist in previous iOS versions. ...

Looks like non-Google Play downloads will be discouraged by Android 11

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 10:07:00 -0500

Per a  (as reported by ), installing APKs would not be so straightforward come .

On Android 10 and earlier versions, you are asked to okay an APK install, after which you are taken back to the app in question. You take off from where you left off. 

Android 11, on the other hand, is governed by the Scoped Storage system. As the name implies, apps will only be given access to app-specific directories. As a result, the download process for non-Google Play apps has become a little complicated. 

Per testers, when permission is now granted ...

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Jio Platforms: Silver Lake Partners invests additional Rs 4,546.60 crore for a 0.93 percent stake

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:19:33 +0530

Jio Platforms, the technology subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has received seventh investment. This is the second investment in the digital enterprise in as little as 24 hours. The company had raised Rs 9,093.60 crore earlier in the day by selling 1.85 percent equity stake. Now, it is seeing the return of existing investor, offering additional […]

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TRAI issues a decision to end 100 free SMS per day rule

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 21:19:33 +0530

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued ‘Telecommunication Tariff (65th Amendment) Order 2020’ to benefit crores of mobile users of the country during the lockdown. Under this draft, users can now send more than 100 SMS to other users without any limit. TRAI’s new SMS plan Moreover, TRAI has also said that it has […]

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Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones spotted on Walmart listing: Price and Features revealed

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 21:09:46 +0530

Sony is preparing new noise-canceling headphones capable of pairing with two Bluetooth devices at the same time. The WH-1000XM4 has a headband design and is offered in silver and black color options. According to the source, the model was leaked on the Walmart page in the US and hints at the specifications. The new Sony […]

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Mi Notebook officially confirmed to launch with Intel’s 10th gen Core i7 processor

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:24:22 +0530

Xiaomi’s Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain has now revealed a new detail of the upcoming Mi Notebook. Ahead of the June 11 India launch, it has been confirmed that the Mi laptop will have Intel’s latest 10th generation Core i7 processor. The same chipset is also powering the RedmiBook 14, which was launched in China in August 2019. […]

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Tata Sky will remove channels to reduce prices for 70 lakh users from June 15: Here’s why

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:57:57 +0530

In a move to regain customers, Tata Sky will now switch off quite a few channels to cut monthly bills for almost 70 lakh (7 million) subscribers. This is because the popular DTH operator lost over 15 lakh (1.5 million) subscriber in the last 60 days due to high pricing. These people were mostly subscribers […]

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Work from home: Here is a look at TCS and Infosys’ long-term plan

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:56:29 +0530

Work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing employers and employees to wake up to a new scenario. Employees are able to work from home for most part while employers are finding it a great alternative. The idea around working from a remote location is not new but work from home is becoming a […]

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Telegram Messenger launches in-app Video Editor on its platform

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:32:06 +0530

Telegram has added an in-app Video Editor in the latest update with a slew of other advanced features on Friday. In a press statement, Telegram noted the the video enhancement feature will enable users to tweak videos in just two taps with dozens of parameters like saturation, brightness, etc. with a zoom-in option while drawing. […]

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Xiaomi prepares a new smartphone with 12x optical zoom and 120x digital zoom

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:22:06 +0530

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, when it launched early this year with 100X zoom, impressed a lot of people. However, the execution was mediocre. Now there are rumors that the next smartphone maker to try such a feat would be Xiaomi. As the company is now rumored to launch a flagship phone with a 108-megapixel camera […]

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Mitron is now back again on the Google Play Store

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:46:21 +0530

Short video-making application ‘Mitron’ that was suddenly pulled down from the Google Play store is now back on the Play Store’s shelves. Google had recently taken down two viral apps from the Google Play Store that originated from India. These were a short-video making app called ‘Mitron’ and the recently-gone-viral ‘Remove China Apps’ application. The […]

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Honor 8S 2020 entry-level smartphone launched: Check price, specifications and features

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:30:25 +0530

Honor has launched the 2020 upgrade of the Honor 8S in the UK market. The entry-level smartphone was also launched last year in the markets of Russia, followed by the UK. Now, the company has introduced its new model on Friday. The new Honor 8S 2020 boasts of a waterdrop-style notch display and a polycarbonate […]

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Buying Guide: Best Premium Smartphones To Buy In India In June

Sat, 06 Jun 2020 04:00:23 +0530

The Indian smartphone market is one of the fast-growing ones in the world due to the diverse options that are available. Several global brands are racing to launch their offerings in the country due to the wide range of options that

Samsung Galaxy A31 Vs Other Smartphones Under Rs. 25,000

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:52:55 +0530

Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy A31 and it has a couple of exciting features. As the new addition to the Galaxy A series, the Samsung Galaxy A31 ships with a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Price And Configuration Tipped Via New Leak

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:22:51 +0530

Xiaomi is gearing up for the launch of its new budget smartphones series dubbed Redmi 9. The upcoming series is expected to comprise the Redimi 9, Redmi 9A, and the Redmi 9C. A recent leak gave us an insight into the

Honor 8S (2020) With Single Rear Camera Launched

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:21:26 +0530

Honor has launched its 8S (2020) smartphone discreetly in the UK market. The phone has debuted as the predecessor of the Honor 8S (2019) which was launched in Russia last year. The only difference between the two phones is

Reliance Jio To Offer Hotstar+ Disney VIP Subscription For One Year

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:35:23 +0530

Reliance Jio is all set to bring content from Hotstar+ Disney for its customers. The company is expected to offer free services for one year. The company has already teased this information via its official website. However, Jio has not yet

Airtel, Reliance Jio, And Vodafone-Idea Might Change Their Business Model After Lockdown Ends

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:37:28 +0530

All private players are expected to change their working model, once the lockdown ends. The telecom operators are likely to focus on the digital transaction, chatbots, and might reduce their dependence on call centers in the coming days. Besides,

OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro To Get Enhanced Camera Performance With Latest OxygenOS Update

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:22:40 +0530

OnePlus OxygenOS custom skin with a couple of new updates is rolling out on the latest OnePlus 8 series. There are system optimizations, camera enhancements, better gaming performance, and more coming to the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro. The

Sundar Pichai Biography: Age, Net Worth, Salary, Family, Education, Quotes, Awards and Achievements

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:14:35 +0530

Sundar Pichai, the current Google CEO and a computer engineer from India is an inspiration for many. He started working for the tech giant Google in 2004 has been a part of its major developments. He has taken innovative efforts in

iQOO Z1x With Snapdragon 765G Chipset Might Launch Soon

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:55:26 +0530

iQOO recently launched its first Z series smartphone - the iQOO Z1 last month. According to a new leak, the company might launch a new phone called the iQOO Z1x this month. It is expected to come as a cheaper 5G

Why Completely Boycotting Chinese Products Or Brands Is A Far-Fetched Dream

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:16:17 +0530

Coronavirus is directly linked to millions of job losses across the globe with a lot of people going to bed without their stomach full. Similarly, it has also created a communal hatred, where a lot of people are blaming China for

Next Xiaomi Smartphone Likely To Feature 120X Zoom: Competition To Samsung?

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:33:47 +0530

Smartphone brands are constantly reinventing technology to make sleek designs, better battery, enhanced performance, and improved cameras. Speaking of cameras, smartphone camera technology has advanced so much, it's replaced many point and shoot cameras today. It looks like Xiaomi is working

Oppo A12, A11K And A52 To Launch Soon In India: Price, Offers & Specifications

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:13:54 +0530

Oppo is expected to launch its A series of smartphones - the Oppo A12, Oppo A11K, and the Oppo A52 in the Indian market soon. The news comes from 91mobiles retail sources and tipster Ishan Agarwal. The Oppo A12

Asus ROG Phone 3 Pops Up On Geekbench; Key Features Tipped

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:33:27 +0530

Asus introduced the ROG series back in 2018 as a dedicated smartphone lineup. This series got a new player last year called the ROG Phone II. Recently, a new mystery device by the company cleared the Wi-Fi Alliance certification also was

Sixth Investment In Six Weeks: Mubadala Investment Company Buys Jio Stake Worth Rs. 9,093.60 Crore

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:03:57 +0530

As expected, Reliance Jio has found a sixth investor on Friday. The operator has announced that the Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor will invest Rs. 9,093.60 crore in its platform. The Mubadala Investment Company is buying 1. 85 percent stake in India's

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max 33W Fast Charging Real-Life Test

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:59:43 +0530

Smartphones are beyond a device that is just meant for making calls and SMSs. It's a mini-computer that always stays in our hand/pocket that does a lot of stuff, including browsing the web, playing games, taking photos, and many more. {image-redmi-note-9-pro-max-33w-fast-charging-real-life-test2-1591341381.jpg

ZTE Axon 11 4G With MediaTek Helio P70 Launched

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:46:24 +0530

ZTE has recently launched its cheapest 5G smartphone ZTE Axon 11 SE 5G. The smartphone packs the Dimensity 800 5G chipset. Now, the company has unveiled a new smartphone called the ZTE Axon 11 4G. In March, the ZTE Axon 11

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Horizon Edition Specifications Leaked Online

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:27:29 +0530

Xiaomi is all set to launch its first-ever laptop on June 11 in India. And now, through a series of posts the company has officially revealed the product will be called the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Horizon Edition. Not just that, some

How To Install Hopspot App On Jio Phone: Step-By-Step Guide

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:27:01 +0530

Jio Phone is undeniably one of the most sought after feature phones in India. Thanks to its price tag that retails below R. 2,000, this device has been one of the most sold products by the company. The feature phone comes with internet connectivity and also supports third-party apps.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite With S-Pen Included Coming Soon To India

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:56:10 +0530

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is finally making its way to the Indian shores, after being available for global markets. A tweet by Samsung India has confirmed that the new tablet will hit the Indian stores in the coming weeks. Here

Mitron App Likely To Come Back On Google Play; No Relief For Remove China Apps

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:23:12 +0530

TikTok's rival Mitron app might be coming back on the Google Play Store. The new app gained popularity with over 50 lakh downloads but was removed from the Play Store as it violated Google policies. A new blog post by Google

Amazon Special Offers And Discounts On Smartphones

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:24:18 +0530

Amazon is back with yet another sale, this time the company is offering massive discounts on various smartphones. Under the Amazon Special offers, you can now buy your favorite smartphone at a lower price.

Realme Narzo 10A To Be Available For Sale Today Via Flipkart: Price And Specifications

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:30:39 +0530

Last month, Realme took the wraps off its new budget smartphone series called Narzo 10. In addition to the standard model, the company has also launched the Narzo 10A. The device packs some good set of internals such as the MediaTek

TCL QLED Smart TV Series Set To Debut On June 18 In India

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:28:36 +0530

Indian market is one of the most preferred destinations for technology brands to launch their new products. Not just smartphones, the companies are also foraying into the smart TV segment here in the country. TCL is one such Chinese brand that

List Of Vivo Smartphones Expected To Launch Soon In India

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 20:20:16 +0530

With several countries getting back on their feet since the coronavirus outbreak, smartphone manufactures are also gearing up to flood the market with new launches. Majority of the brands have already announced their plans of introducing new smartphones in India. The

MTNL Offering 28GB Data For 28 Days At Rs. 251

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:42:00 +0530

MTNL is not very active in terms of bringing new plans in the country. However, it seems the operator is now trying to get into the tariff war by launching the same value prepaid pack. This new pack is valid for

Swiggy Starts Alcohol Home Delivery Service In West Bengal

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:35:12 +0530

Swiggy and Zomato have already started supplying liquor to several places in India. When the liquor stores opened a few days after the lockdown, we saw a lot of people gather together at the liquor store violating social distancing norms. Since

Amazon Might Buy 5% Stake In Airtel: Report

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:32:42 +0530

Telecom companies are on a stake selling spree, recently Reliance Jio has announced that it has sold more than 17 percent stake to five US firms. Now, it has been reported that Airtel is selling its stake to Amazon.

Fitbit Flow Low-Cost Emergency Ventilator To Help Fight COVID-19

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:09:26 +0530

Fitbit is a well-known brand when it comes to smart health products like fitness bands and smartwatches, etc. Now, the company has joined in the fight of CoVID-19 by introducing a new low-cost ventilator for the consumers. Called Fitbit Flow, the

List Of Investments Made By Reliance Industries To Set Up Jio Platforms

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:18:37 +0530

Reliance Jio is selling its stake to other firms. So far, the company has sold to its stake to five firms, and now it is planning to sell it further. However, there is no confirmation from Jio. In fact, Reliance Jio

Samsung Galaxy A31 Announced For Rs. 21,999 In India

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 17:10:51 +0530

Samsung has launched the Galaxy A31 today (4 June) in India. The latest smartphone in the Galaxy A series flaunts a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display. Various reports speculated features of the smartphone, including a single variant with 6GB RAM. Here are the complete specs, price, and offers.