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Redmi 9 shows up in a live image, quad camera for the masses

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 23:05:01 +0100

The Redmi 8 has been around for about 6 months now, which means it's due for a replacement. Apparently. A single live image of what is allegedly the Redmi 9 gives us a glimpse of what that replacement may look like. And it's a promising future, one in which entry-level phones have quad-cam setups on their backs. The source lists the modules as a 13MP main cam, an 8MP ultra wide, and a 5MP macro unit, plus a 2MP depth sensor. Alleged Redmi 9 (click for full size image) We're speculating the three actual cams are the ones lined up vertically, Redmi K30/Poco X2 style, with...

Huawei P40 trio suppliers list mentions LG next to BOE for the display panels

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 21:20:02 +0100

Huawei revealed the real P40 family of smartphones this Thursday with three new devices on the roster joining the already available P40 lite, which has little in common with its high-end siblings other than the name. We got to review the P40 Pro in detail, spend some hands-on time with the P40 proper, and we're waiting for a chance to see the P40 Pro+ with its amazing 10x zoom periscope cam. Huawei P40 Pro display and front camera assembly • P40 Pro rear camera cluster In the meantime, we get to examine a list of suppliers Huawei's worked with on the P40s, to the best of our...

Realme 6 gets HD support for Netflix with the latest software update

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 19:30:02 +0100

The Realme 6 got its first software update two weeks ago, which bumped up the Android security patch level on the smartphone to March 5, 2020 and added 120 FPS slow-motion video recording for the front camera. Now the company has released another update for the Realme 6, which fixes an issue related to HD video streaming on third-party apps. The new firmware weighs around 320MB in size and sports version number RMX2001_11_B.17. It's rolling out over the air and should reach all the units in a week or two. Update changelog The changelog doesn't mention it, but Realme's Indian...

Google announces $800+ million commitment towards COVID-19 relief efforts

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:25:01 +0100

Mountain View-based Internet search giant Google has announced a new $800+ million commitment to help small and medium businesses (SMBs), governments and health organizations respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Google has committed $250 million in ad grants to help the World Health Organization (WHO) and 100+ government agencies across the globe provide information on preventing COVID-19 spread. Additionally, the company is providing $20 million in ad credits to NGOs and community financial institutions to help them run announcements on relief funds. Here's the rest of the breakdown of...

Redmi K30 Pro Keith Haring wallpapers are here

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:30:01 +0100

The long-awaited Redmi K30 Pro was announced this week packing top-tier internals into a distinctly designed body. Alongside the phone, the company also launched a set of cases made in collaboration with the foundation of the late artist Keith Haring. Now we're learning that the phone also ships with wallpapers featuring some of the artist's work. In the three images we have before us we can see the instantly recognizable outline figures and bright colors characteristic of his work. Redmi x Keith Haring wallpapers The Redmi K30 Pro and the higher-specced K30 Pro...

Realme X2 gets Android 10-based Realme UI stable update [Update: Realme X2 Pro, too]

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:40:01 +0100

Update: Meanwhile, the Android 10 update for the Realme X2 Pro has been released as well. The changelog is almost identical to the one for the vanilla X2, minus the last two sections (Application and Battery), which are missing on the Pro. The build number is RMX1931EX_11.C.23 and you need to be running RMX1931EX_11_A.10 to get the OTA. Realme began testing Android 10-based Realme UI for the Realme X2 back in January, and now it's rolling out the stable build of its newest custom Android skin for the Snapdragon 730G-powered handset. The update brings new UI, optimized navigation...

Oppo Reno Ace 2 full specs revealed by TENAA

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:10:01 +0100

The Oppo Reno Ace 2 coming next month recently appeared on TENAA with its images, which revealed its design. Now, the listing has been populated with the full specs of the phone, leaving little to the imagination. The Reno Ace 2 is powered by a 2.8GHz octa-core processor, which could be a part of the Snapdragon 865 SoC. It runs Android 10 and has two memory versions - 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB. The Reno Ace 2 is built around a 6.5" FullHD+ AMOLED display, that has a fingerprint reader underneath and a punch hole in the top-left corner for the 16MP selfie camera. On the opposite...

Samsung Galaxy M01 with Android 10 certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:44:01 +0100

A couple of weeks back, SamMobile reported about a Galaxy M01 device. Its Geekbench results were spotted running a low-end Qualcomm chipset, 3GB of RAM, and ran Android 10. Although the specific chipset isn't confirmed yet it's said to run an octa-core chipset. It is speculated to be perhaps the Snapdragon 439. More recently, this unannounced Galaxy M01 device has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance with support for Wi-Fi b/g/n. The phone's Android 10 software was also confirmed by the certification. It carries a model number of SM-M015G/DS. The DS in the model number denotes Dual...

Oppo patent renders reveal new smart fitness tracker with display

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 08:28:01 +0100

The Oppo Watch was the Chinese phone maker's latest announcement into the wearable space and according to a set of patent renders submitted to the intellectual property office of China, Oppo might be announced another wearable very soon. It's not quite a fully featured smartwatch like the Oppo Watch, but as per these renders, Oppo appears to be planning to release a new fitness band. The renders in question show a long, pebble-shaped device with a small display on top, and charging pins and sensor cut-outs at the bottom, likely denoting a heart rate sensor. Patent...

Google Duo ups group video calling limit to 12 participants

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 06:39:01 +0100

Google's Duo app is still alive, which is slightly surprising given the company's propensity to release messaging and social networking apps and then shut them down afterwards. Not only is it still alive, but it now allows you to have group video calls that have up to 12 participants. The previous limit was 8, so that's a nice 50% increase. Unsurprisingly, this is connected to the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc through the world right now. A lot of people are stuck at home and so video calling and video conferencing are really taking off now like never before. The new expanded...

Apple rumored to include Touch ID sensor in the crown of future Apple Watch

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 04:45:01 +0100

A joint report from The Verifier and YouTube iUpdate reveal some of the new features that are rumored to arrive with the next-generation Apple Watch, and one other significant feature is rumored as well: Touch ID. As per the report, a future Apple Watch could see Touch ID authentication embedded into the crown. This would make mobile payments more convenient for Apple Watch users who'd rather not have to enter a PIN every time they remove the Watch. The next Apple Watch is also expected to come with improved water resistance. Currently, the Apple Watch Series 5 has a rating of...

Deal: get a Samsung Galaxy Note10+ for just $769.99 ($330 off)

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 03:00:01 +0100

Since the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra stole its spotlight recently, you may have forgotten all about the Galaxy Note10+, the Korean company's previous flagship smartphone. Or, alternatively, you may have been expecting it to feature in more deals now that the S20 family is official. Well, you would've been right on the latter. Sure, the Note10+ isn't exactly directly comparable to any S20 model because of the S Pen, but anyway, long story short, here's a great deal on it. An eBay seller with a stellar review score is offering the Galaxy Note10+ for just $769.99. That's a...

Samsung Galaxy M11 press renders leak alongside full specs

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 02:00:01 +0100

Samsung may have simplified its mid-range lineups by sticking with only the A and M series, but both of these have recently become increasingly crowded. And that isn't about to stop now. Case in point: there's a Galaxy M11 headed our way, at some point in the (presumably near) future. This device has already been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance, and it was recently spotted in the Google Play Console. Today, a full set of press renders see the light of day, along with the list of specs we should expect. Let's dive in. Samsung Galaxy M11 in black, purple, and Sky Blue The...

OnePlus promises always-on display feature with a future update

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:51:02 +0100

When the OnePlus 6 launched back in 2018, the phone shipped to reviewers with a pre-production software that had an always-on display feature. The functionality was later removed when the phone started shipping to customers as OnePlus feared it would drain the battery too much. And it has since been one of the most requested features by OxygenOS users. Well, the company finally committed to delivering always-on in a recent tweet. It said that the feature is in the roadmap and will arrive in a future update. Unfortunately, the tweet didn't go into specifics so we don't know how much...

Motorola One is finally receiving Android 10

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:59:02 +0100

The original Motorola One smartphone launched almost two years ago, but it's still not forgotten. It's maker is now seeding the Android 10 update to it. The update has been spotted in Brazil and has build number QPK30.54-22. Aside from the inherent Android 10 features such as system-wide dark mode and more granular control over location permissions, the OTA update also includes the February 2020 security patch. It appears to be a staged rollout so you might have to wait a couple of days for Motorola to start seeding the new firmware in your region. In the meantime, you can try to...

Realme 6 Pro in for review

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:09:01 +0100

Here's the new Realme 6 Pro, which was unveiled at the beginning of the month and which we handled for a brief time shortly after its announcement. Now that we have a market-ready unit at the office, we've started work on the review, but wanted to share a quick first look with the device. The retail package covers the basics - a USB-A to USB-C cable, 30W charger and a nice silicone case. The Realme 6 Pro brings a few key improvements over its predecessor - it has a bigger screen with a higher 90Hz refresh rate, a faster 8nm Snapdragon 720 chipset, bigger battery and better...

New 5G Redmi phone gets 3C certification in China

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:02:02 +0100

While the Redmi K30 Pro and K30 Pro Zoom were officially announced earlier this week, it seems the Xiaomi sub-brand is going to add more members to its 5G portfolio soon. A new listing on China's 3C agency database details an upcoming 5G-ready Xiaomi device with the M2002J9E model number which is rumored to be part of the Redmi Note line. Apart from the 5G connectivity, the only other available detail in the certification shows the device will sport 22.5W fast charging. Xiaomi M2002J9E certification According to prominent Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station, Xiaomi is preparing to...

iPhone 12 production is not getting delayed, insider claims

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:12:01 +0100

There are conflicting reports as to whether Apple will delay the launch of the new iPhone 12. Yesterday, a Nikkei report claimed that Cupertino is considering delaying the launch by a couple of months, today a report from Digitimes refutes that claim. PCB suppliers for the upcoming 5G iPhones have not been asked to delay volume production, claims an insider. They do specify "5G", though, so the iPhone 9 delay may very well be real. Delay or no delay, Taiwanese PCB maker Tripod (which posted record revenues and profits last year) is wary of the effects that COVID-19 will have on its...

OnePlus 8 images and specs leak once again

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:21:02 +0100

Judging by the recent influx of leaks, as well as at least a couple of suggested launch dates pointing to mid-April, the OnePlus 8 pair is fast approaching. Notable leakster, @OnLeaks clearly has the scoop on both phones and has been feeding us info piece by piece. After showing-off the OnePlus 8 Pro, now we get a very similar showcase of the vanilla OnePlus 8. Once again, we get to see it from every angle. OnePlus 8 from all angles Naturally, some specs, mostly aligning with previous leaks are also included. The vanilla OnePlus 8 should feature a 6.55-inch, FullHD+ Fluid AMOLED...

Honor 30 leaks points to P40-like camera, including a similar 50MP main sensor

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:25:02 +0100

The Honor 30 will be quite close to the flagship Huawei P40 in terms of camera hardware, if the latest info from @OnLeaks is correct. The leakster published some enticing details plus a sketch of the device (which may not be 100% accurate). The main camera will use a 50MP Sony IMX7xx sensor with 4-in-1 pixel binning (resulting in 2.24µm pixels). It seems like it's not the same sensor as the one in the P40, however (which has slightly larger pixels). An earlier leak showed that it's still a massively impressive sensor, 1/1.3" in size. And it will have Full-Pixel autofocus, what Huawei...


Will the 5G Apple iPhone 12 family show up on time?

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 19:01:00 -0500

There are so many different stories circulating about Apple right now that it is difficult to know which one is true. Just yesterday we told you that a senior official with one of the Chinese companies that supply Apple said that . Other reports are much more optimistic including one from analyst Gene Munster that gives a rational expectation .

One of the reasons why we can't seem to get analysts to agree on what is going to happen is that while China appears to have turned the corner on new coronavirus cases, the rest of the world is getting worse. Apple has reopened ...

The original Samsung Galaxy Watch is an absolute steal on eBay with a 90-day warranty

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:25:00 -0500

If you're stuck at home and have no reason to fear the coronavirus pandemic will impact your financial situation in any significant way, you might want to look over the heavily discounted devices included in the special "StayHome StaySafe" sale of top-rated eBay vendor VIPOutlet.

The 2018-released is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing gadgets you can purchase at an essentially unbeatable price until April 1 in two different paint jobs and one "grade A" condition. While the Android and iOS-compatible smartwatch is technically listed at $149, an extra 15 percent markdown will ...

PhoneArena is hiring: News writer

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:48:00 -0600

PhoneArena is looking for a part-time news writer to produce coverage during daytime United States hours, including over the weekends. If you are passionate and extremely knowledgeable about mobile technologies, then this job offer is for you!

Find and research potential news-worthy topics, active during US daytime hours;
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Marshall launches another retro-looking Alexa smart speaker

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:19:00 -0500

Marshall, the audio company well-known for its premium products, is no stranger to smart speakers. The Acton and Stanmore speakers powered by Alexa were released on the market about two years ago, but the love affair between Marshall and Amazon continues to this day.

Earlier this week, Marshall revealed yet another smart speaker – the Uxbridge Voice, which is much smaller (5.04 x 6.61 x 4.84 in) than the previous models. More importantly, apart from the fact that it's powered by Amazon's Alexa, it also comes with AirPlay 2 support.

AirPlay 2 support allows iOS users to stream to multiple ...

Two Google Home smart speakers and a Nest Mini now cost just $99

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:53:00 -0500

If you want to buy a Home smart speaker, Google will sell you one right now for $99. It's not an expensive device for what it has to offer, but all Google's smart speakers are on sale very often, so there's no reason to pay the full price.

One of the best deals that you could get on the Google Home is two for the price of one. However, BuyDig is going well below that offer and even adds some extra for those who decide to go for the deal.

First off, you must have $100 available that you're willing to spend on the smart speaker. Secondly, for that amount of money, you'll be getting ...

Facebook launches Messenger Coronavirus Community Hub

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:08:00 -0500

Facebook, just like many other big companies, are trying to ease the transition to social distancing by offering free services and products. But people need to stay informed about what's happening in the world even when they're self-isolating.

In that regard, Facebook launched recently the so-called , which offers users tips and resources that should help them stay connected to their friends, family, and community in general.

The new Messenger Coronavirus Community Hub will also act as a tool to prevent the spread of misinformation, as it explains how people can recognize and avoid ...

Motorola's latest Android 10 update should have happened a while ago

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:40:00 -0500

As the name suggests, the Motorola One family of mid-range handsets started off as a proud participant in Google's Android One program. Launched all the way back in 2014, this was supposed to speed up the development of major new OS updates by loading a "pure" Android experience onto phones like 2018's 5.9-inch .

But while the company's was a member of the Motorola One lineup more than four months ago, owners of the aforementioned 5.9-inch OG were left waiting an inexplicably long time for their chance to savor Google's latest stock software goodies.

Although ...

5G certified OnePlus 8 Pro caught riding the subway

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:22:00 -0500

Now that Huawei has officially introduced its photography-centered P40 flagship line, next up is the new OnePlus 8 line that will feature the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and possibly the OnePlus 8 Lite. The other day, dripping its contents all over a Starbucks to-go bag. For those who missed it the first time, this is what we learned:

The OnePlus 8 Pro should be equipped with a 6.78-inch AMOLED curved edge display. The resolution weighs in at 1440 x 3120 (QHD+ for those of you who speak the lingo) and sports a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. As you'd expect to see in a modern flagship, ...

The OnePlus 8 Lite may actually be called the OnePlus Z

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:05:00 -0500

OnePlus is best known for its competitively priced flagships, but back in 2015 the company tried to crack the lucrative mid-range segment with the short-lived OnePlus X. Now, five years on from the failed attempt, it seems OnePlus is finally ready to have another go.
OnePlus is revamping the OnePlus X under a new name
Tipster believes OnePlus is preparing to “revamp the OnePlus X” under an entirely new smartphone series. The hardware reportedly coincides with that of the leaked OnePlus 8 Lite and the final product could end up being marketed as the OnePlus Z.

, who has an impressive ...

Save more than $300 on the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:10:00 -0500

It's probably not a good time to buy anything other than necessities, but if you have a bit of extra (actually a lot) and you're looking to dump it all on a brand-new phone, we have a great deal for you.

Reputable eBay seller never-msrp is now selling the for just $770. Although the amount might seem high, it's actually $330 lower than the typical selling price. What you need to know though is that this is the Exynos-based variant, so if you plan to use it in the US, there are some restrictions when it comes to carriers.

This particular model, even though it's unlocked, it will only ...

All of Best Buy's phones (with plans) come with a $50 e-gift card this weekend only

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 08:45:00 -0500

In addition to killing more than 28,000 people worldwide (and counting), the coronavirus pandemic is threatening entire economies, already pushing the number of US citizens filing for unemployment this week to unprecedented levels.

Obviously, that means pretty much everyone is looking to keep non-essential expenses to a minimum these days, including things like smartphones. With undoubtedly , it shouldn't come as a surprise that device manufacturers and major retailers are willing to do whatever it takes to keep their sales alive.

To that end, Best Buy ...

Apple suppliers are now worried about a drop in demand for the 5G iPhone models

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 01:25:00 -0500

How well a device is selling depends on two factors, supply and demand. When the coronavirus first became a "thing," the concern on the part of Apple analysts was about the supply of iPhone units available. After all, Apple's manufacturing partners in China like Foxconn and Wistron had to stop production. Even three weeks ago when (as crazy as it now seems) people were actually walking in the streets of New York City unfazed by COVID-19, the problem for consumers was in carrier stores based in Manhattan.

A lot has changed over the last three weeks as the U.S. now ...

T-Mobile is giving away $500,000 in gift cards this coming week; here's how you can enter

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:14:00 -0500

The mobile industry is trying to maintain a sense of normalcy in these strange times. Apple just released two new iPad Pro models and Huawei unveiled its latest flagship phone series. We continue to hear about 5G and another week of T-Mobile Tuesdays lies ahead. T-Mobile's reward program often includes a sweepstakes component and that is the case for this coming Tuesday. Over 100,000 winners will be sent a digital gift card from retailers such as, Target and Walmart!

Ten (10) Grand Prize winners will receive a $500 Gift Card, Walmart eGift Card ...

Roku offers 30 free days of premium content for all your quarantine streaming

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:53:00 -0500

If you’re one of the millions staying at home as much as possible, you probably find yourself with more time to watch TV and more interest in keeping up with the latest news. Roku announced their new Home Together initiative to help you kill two birds with one stone.

The is an extension of their regular free trial, and it includes content from over 20 partners to provide free streaming for live news, family entertainment, fitness programs, and more.

The included free access is for channels like Showtime and Smithsonian, with select free content from Fox, NBC, and Disney, among ...

A former major iPhone feature might be found on the next Apple Watch

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:59:00 -0500

Israel's that while this year because of the coronavirus, the company did say that it will hold the event online instead. Google also canceled the actual physical part of its developer conference, Google I/O 2020; the event was set to run from May 12th through the 14th. Originally, Google hinted that it would look at alternatives .

Whatever format Apple uses to hold WWDC 2020 online, we should see the company roll out the latest build of its operating systems including iOS 14, iPad 14 and watchOS 7. The latter is the focus of The Verifier's report which seconds some ...

Apple's new COVID-19 app will screen you and teach you how to lessen the odds of getting sick

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:55:00 -0500

Obviously, it is the one major topic of conversation all over the world. And the U.S. is now home to the largest number of coronavirus cases in the world with Italy second and China third. Apple has already donated 10 million face masks to surgical workers and . , the Apple COVID-19 app includes a screening tool from the CDC that does not share your responses with Apple. It can be used to screen yourself somebody else you know. The screening test will tell you whether you need to self isolate, see a doctor or get tested.
Apple adds a new COVID-19 app to the App Store

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T-Mobile 'forgot' to mention an upsetting detail about its ultra-affordable Connect plan

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:08:00 -0500

The is only one of in which the "Un-carrier" aims to get through the coronavirus pandemic with their mental health intact and their bank accounts minimally affected.

While this move was not entirely dictated by people's increased needs for reliable and affordable wireless services during a time when "social distancing" is essential, was to roll out the $15 a month prepaid plan after merging with Sprint. , so folks on super-tight budgets wanting to stay in touch with friends and family must be pleased to see the option released a little early.

But ...

Samsung Galaxy M11 leak shows off design, details full specs

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:32:00 -0500

In recent weeks, several yet-to-be-announced budget smartphones from Samsung have leaked either partially or entirely. Today, another one dubbed the Samsung has joined the growing list.

A 6.4-inch Infinity-O display and a huge battery
Following in the footsteps of other Galaxy M-branded devices, the Samsung Galaxy M11 sports a 6.4-inch Infinity-O LCD display complete with a HD+ (1560 x 720p) resolution and relatively standard bezels in terms of thickness.

There is also a punch hole in the top-left corner for the 8-megapixel selfie camera. The latter reportedly supports Face ...

Here's how to enable Apple Music's new in-app notifications feature

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:16:00 -0500

More than ever, people shut-in because of the coronavirus outbreak are relying on streaming content on their phones and tablets to provide them with a more customized entertainment experience. The top two music streaming apps worldwide and in the U.S. are Spotify and Apple Music. At last count, Apple has a slight lead on Spotify in the number of paid subscribers in the U.S. Spotify has a 2 to 1 advantage over Apple in global market share (again, paid subscribers only).

, Apple is now delivering a new notification inside the Apple Music app when it has added certain ...

Check out the cheaper OnePlus 8 5G in all its glory

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:00:00 -0500

Two days after the smartphone’s complete specifications list appeared online and only 24 hours after press renders of the pricier OnePlus 8 Pro leaked, has now published marketing images of the standard OnePlus 8.
A triple-camera system
The OnePlus 7T really stood out from the crowd thanks to its circular camera module on the glass rear panel. Unfortunately, the OnePlus 8 changes all of that by reverting back to the vertical camera bump featured on the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.

It houses a total of three sensors this time around. Leading the way is a 48-megapixel shooter that ...

How to find my Apple Watch

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:43:00 -0500

Misplacing your Apple Watch shouldn’t be easy, considering it’s supposed to be on your wrist most of the time, but it can happen. So, if that misfortune falls upon you, what can you do? Well, if your Apple Watch's battery is dead you can only find it if you look for it the old-fashioned way — by searching for it manually. But until the Apple Watch runs out of juice, you have a reliable and easy to use option — Apple's own Find My app. In this article, we'll show you how to use it to find your Apple Watch.

How to locate your Apple Watch with the Find My app
The Find My app is the place ...

Budget Samsung Galaxy M01 will run Android 10

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:35:00 -0500

Another upcoming budget phone by the South Korean giant, the Galaxy M01 appeared on the Wi-Fi Alliance certification website, as reported by .

Details about the phone's specs still remain to be revealed, but the listing on Wi-Fi Alliance suggests that there will be at least two separate models. Most importantly, they will run Android 10, likely with Samsung's One UI on top.

SamMobile reports that the Galaxy M01 will come with 3GB of RAM and a Qualcomm chipset running at around 2GHz. Due to it being a budget model, it's likely come with a Snapdragon series 400 chip.

Earlier ...

The Fitbit Charge 4 will solve the biggest problem of its forerunners

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:00:00 -0500

Activity trackers don't usually generate a lot of buzz or attract much attention from professional leakers like Roland Quandt prior to their official announcements, but the unreleased Fitbit Charge 4 is not your everyday low-cost smart band. 

Set to follow in the footsteps of one of the world's most popular wearable devices... at some point in the near future, this bad boy had and now we know what the main selling point will probably be.

If you're familiar with the Fitbit Charge lineup, you should be well aware the most important feature missing ...

iOS 13.4: Apple’s CarPlay now allows third-party map apps to be used with the split-screen feature

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:28:00 -0500

Buying an iPhone has never been only about getting a new smartphone - it allows access to the Apple ecosystem. The great thing is that now we are able to connect our iOS devices to our cars as well, creating even a better seamless experience. Recently, Apple has released its iOS 13.4 and unfortunately, it doesn't have , which could still be included in iOS 14, but there is one car-related feature that got updated - CarPlay.

is Apple’s interface allowing you to connect your iOS device to your car’s dashboard. that third-party map apps are now allowed on its split screen view. Previously, ...

Buy the iPhone 11 at Virgin and get AirPods for £4/month

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:26:00 -0500

The iPhone 11 is one of the most popular smartphones right now and AirPods are the most popular wireless earphones. is now combining the two into a single package and offering customers the chance to save a little bit of money.

Head over to the mobile network provider’s website right now and you will find the available starting at £33 per month with a standard 36-month contract, bringing the total cost of acquisition to £1188.

Included is the 64GB iPhone 11 in the color of your choice – Purple, Black, White, and Product(RED) are available – alongside unlimited texts paired with ...

Video-conferencing app Zoom for iOS contains a shocking privacy issue

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:22:00 -0500

Video-conferencing app Zoom is gaining popularity as almost the whole world is social-distancing or forced to work from home. The app is available for Android and iOS and is offered for free, providing options for video conferencing, webinars and online conferences. However, its privacy on iOS appears to have an issue.

that a recent analysis of the app has brought to light the fact that the Zoom iOS app is sharing data with Facebook. The interesting part is that the app sends information to the tech giant even if you don’t have a Facebook account and there is, at least at the moment, no ...

Google Play adding app size and download count in search results

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:12:00 -0500

Choosing an app is sometimes an easy, sometimes a bit more complicated task, and Google is now making sure to save you one or two additional taps. reports that now, Google Play Store will be displaying additional information directly in its search results.

Reportedly, Google is going to include app size and download count alongside an app’s info in the search results. Previously, we could only check an app’s rating, category and developer and we weren’t able to see app size or download count in the list of apps, for this we had to go into the app.

Understandably, such details ...

Amazon's Alexa AI can quickly and effortlessly check your coronavirus risk level now

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:08:00 -0500

Even though the COVID-19 testing situation in the US is still far from perfect, China is no longer the country with the highest number of confirmed cases in the world. As of right now, more than 85,000 people have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus stateside, and that already vexing tally is expected to continue climbing for a period of time likely to range anywhere from a few weeks to the better part of a year.

In addition to staying indoors as much as possible and avoiding all unnecessary human contact, many might be inclined to seek medical help or even self-medicate ...

Google Duo brings the party home with up to 12 people group calling

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:51:00 -0500

Our home is our castle but lately it feels more like a detention center. Chances are you’re either bored to death after watching everything available online (on a lower quality too) or you’re trying to call or text every last person on your contact list. Now Google Duo will make staying home more fun with an update to its group calling feature. The company is increasing the limit in group calls from 8 to 12 persons, effective immediately. Users don’t need to install or update anything.

 We are grateful that Duo is helping users see their loved ones all around the world. We recognize ...

Duolingo ABC helps kids stranded home learn to read and write

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:39:00 -0500

The current coronavirus pandemic forced many people to work from their homes, but we mustn't forget the impact on children either. While the young seem to be more resilient to the new virus, schools and kindergartens are closed, leaving the education of our little ones limited to online courses and lessons. Language-learning platform Duolingo is trying to make things easier for parents and kids with its new app Duolingo ABC, reports.

As the name suggests, it’s designed to help 3- to 6-years-old kids learn the alphabet and master reading and writing with a series of more ...

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G smartphone with quad-cameras launched

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:58:27 +0530

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced a new smartphone which will put 5G into perspective for the mid ranged segment. We were set to get low cost 5G smartphones for a while now, and it seems we finally have our first look of one. Xiaomi has launched its newest Mi 10 Lite which is the new […]

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Apple launches COVID-19 website, app with screening tool

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:03:54 +0530

Apple has launched a COVID-19 website and app with a screening tool and other information about the new coronavirus pandemic. The iPhone maker created the app and website with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the White House coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “To help you stay informed, understand […]

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Sony wants to make playing games on PS5 “as easy as Netflix”

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:51:16 +0530

Japanese company Sony has hyped up the launch of its upcoming console PlayStation 5. And it has released the specs of the console in a staccato manner. But the big feature that Microsoft is hyping up the Xbox Series X with is the ‘Quick Resume’ feature. With the shared specs of the Sony PS5 this […]

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Zoom iOS app sent data to Facebook even if users didn’t have an account

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:51:55 +0530

At a time when work from home has becomes essential, video conferencing app Zoom’s popularity has soared. Zoom app has touted that is offers end-to-end encrypted video conferencing solutions. This means that only the end users will be able to access the streams. But there seems to be a larger problem that the app developers […]

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OnePlus 8 press renders leaked; show a triple-camera setup

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:19:45 +0530

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is set to release the OnePlus 8 smartphones soon. The company is expected to launch the product on the global stage in the coming weeks. According to past reports, OnePlus is likely to launch its 8 Pro and the regular OnePlus 8 in the market. We are not sure if the company will […]

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India will get Snapdragon 6 Series powered 5G smartphone this year: Qualcomm

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:07:45 +0530

India will get its first 5G smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Series mobile platform this year. This mobile platform, which is yet unannounced, will make 5G smartphones affordable and accessible in the emerging markets. The new mobile platform will join Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765G mobile platforms tasked to make 5G, a […]

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PUBG Mobile 2nd Anniversary Retro Arcade Festival: All you need to know

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:06:15 +0530

The devs of PUBG Mobile have gone out of their way to make the second anniversary special for gamers. And in that effort it has introduced a surprise for its players. To offer an 80s gaming experience , PUBG Mobile has brought back the Retro Arcade Festival. It features two of the most popular arcade […]

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Best Fighting Games to enjoy during Coronavirus Lockdown

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:24:01 +0530

Fighting games are an excellent time pass during Coronavirus Lockdown. But if you are not sure about which game to play, then here we have made a list of Best fighting games to play during Coronavirus Lockdown. We have compiled the list, and this will help you understand how these fighting games are different from […]

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Epic Games Store is offering World War Z for free this week

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:54:59 +0530

The Epic Games Store is back with more free games this week and the most attractive one among the lot is World War Z. Besides World War Z, other games that are also free this week are, Figment and Tormentor x Punisher. Following this the games that will be free have also been announced. The two games that […]

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Global phone sales fell by 14 Percent in February due to coronavirus outbreak: Report

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:17:50 +0530

Coronavirus has affected thousands of people and the outbreak is also affecting the world economy. As per Counterpoint Research, global smartphone sales collapsed by 14 percent in the month of February. The reason is, of course, coronavirus outbreak in China and overseas. There are reports claiming that the situation will get much worse in the upcoming days. […]

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Huawei P40 Pro With Shattered Rear Panel Appears Just After Launch

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 05:30:21 +0530

Huawei recently announced its new-generation flagship P40 series. It has been long since the company has officially introduced the P40 and the P40 Pro, and the latter is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. An image is doing rounds

List Of Highly Anticipated Upcoming Motorola Smartphones

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 04:00:59 +0530

Motorola, the Lenovo-owned brand known for its extensive range of smartphones including innovating options like the Motorola Razr 2019. The brand is known for launching affordable smartphones with stock Android UI and flagship smartphones that supports modularity.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Telcos Might Not Increase Tariffs

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 22:54:01 +0530

In order to help the customers, telecom operators are offering many benefits, despite the fact that they are going through a very rough phase. Now, it has been reported that operators might delay the second round of price hike.

Week 14, 2020 Launch Roundup: Huawei P40, Galaxy A31, Redmi K30 Pro, Redmi Note 9S, Axon 11 And More

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:53:34 +0530

Despite the coronavirus lockdown in several countries across the world, several companies have announced many products. While the India launch of the Realme Narzo 10 series and Xiaomi Mi 10 series have been cancelled due to the coronavirus lockdown in the

Motorola Took Four Years To Design The Foldable Phone: Report

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:10:17 +0530

Motorola recently launched its first foldable smartphone the Moto Razr in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 124,999 and will be available on Flipkart from April 2. The smartphone comes with a 6.2-inch foldable plastic OLED HD (2142 x 876p)

Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite With Snapdragon 765G, Quad-Cameras Launched

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:23:51 +0530

Xiaomi has recently launched its latest Mi 10 series in China which includes the Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro smartphones. Both the smartphones were launched with high-end specifications and 5G support, now the company has launched a toned-down version

Redmi K30 Pro Refresh Rate Can Be Tweaked To 80Hz But At Your Own Risk

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:14:04 +0530

Redmi launched the K30 Pro earlier this week in the Chinese market and now rumors suggest that the phone will be launched in India as the Poco F2. The smartphone said to arrive with high-end specifications like the Snapdragon 865 SoC,

BSNL Revises Six Prepaid Plans; Reduces Validity And Data

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:20:12 +0530

Following the footsteps of Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone-Idea, BSNL has finally revised its prepaid plans. The development comes three months after Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone-Idea revised their prepaid plans. You'll be surprised to know that the telcos are only

Alleged Mi Note 10 Lite With Five Cameras, SD 730G SoC Bags FCC Certification

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:15:08 +0530

Xiaomi is likely planning to add a new member to its flagship Mi Note 10 smartphone series. The company had the Mi Note 10 and the Mi Note 10 Pro in this series last year in November. Now, it is rumored

Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Announced With Noise Cancellation

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:07:26 +0530

At the global launch event, Xiaomi announced a slew of new products including the flagship Mi 10 series smartphones, Mi 10 Lite 5G, and a few other products across categories. Besides smartphones, the company took the wraps off the Mi TV

Vodafone Introduces Unlimited Data Offer For The Needy

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:01:10 +0530

Coronavirus pandemic in India has resulted in a country-wide lockdown. It has certainly affected the lives of many, even with options like work from home. In these times, Vodafone has introduced a new plan that offers 30-days free access to unlimited

ACT Fibernet Sees 40% Increase In Traffic Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:39:50 +0530

ACT Fibernet recently launched Work home plans for its customers. Under this plan, the company is providing 300Mbps speed without FUP. The company is offering this facility with its base plans, and users can avail the service via its app. Similarly,

Corona Kavach, Location-Based Tracker App Launched By Government

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:21:06 +0530

With the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus across the world, India has started facing the heat and the government has announced a 21-day lockdown effective from March 25. Eventually, a lot of misinformation and reports are circulating regarding the coronavirus.

Xiaomi Mi TV 4S, AIoT Router AC2350 Launched Globally: Price And Specs

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:16:45 +0530

Xiaomi launched its Mi 10 series smartphones recently in China. Alongside the company has also introduced the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2, Mi TV 4S 65-inch 4K HDR TV, AIoT Router AC2350, and the AIoT Router AX3600. Now, the company has

Vivo S6 5G Official Teaser Poster Hints Three New Shades, Quad-Camera Setup

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:05:21 +0530

Vivo is all set to launch its new 5G smartphone for the masses called the Vivo S6 5G. The device is confirmed to go official on March 31 and ahead of its launch its hardware details have been surfacing regularly. Just

OnePlus Always-On Display Likely On Cards: Everything You Need To Know

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:02:11 +0530

Always-on display has been one of the most-liked features on various devices. While many Android smartphones come with the ambient display, OnePlus was one of the smartphone brands to skip this feature. Looks like that's going to change now as the

Samsung Galaxy M11 Official Renders And Specifications Surface Online

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:52:04 +0530

It seems that Samsung doesn't want to rest its horses as a new Galaxy M smartphone is likely making a debut soon. Following the launch of the Galaxy M21, the company is gearing to announce the Galaxy M11. The upcoming smartphone

Huawei Sound X With Dual Subwoofers, 360-Degree Sound Launched

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:41:11 +0530

Huawei has joined hands with Devialet, a luxury speaker brand which is known for its wide range of offerings. With the collaboration, the company has launched its latest speaker called the Huawei Sound X. The highlights of the speaker are Hi-Res

Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition With 12GB RAM, 256GB Storage Leaked

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:35:22 +0530

Xiaomi recently expanded the Redmi K30 series with the launch of the Redmi K30 Pro and the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition in China. The successor to the Redmi K20 Pro is packed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and comes

Huawei P40 Pro Vs Huawei P40 Pro+ Specifications Comparison

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:12:48 +0530

Huawei has officially launched the P40 series of smartphones with features like 5G and improved camera system. In this series, the company has unveiled three devices -- the Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, and the P40 Pro+. The Huawei

How To Self-Quarantine And Help Others 101

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:10:34 +0530

How is your self-quarantine going so far? If we had to make a guess, it comprises a lot of phone calls, video calls, Netflix all day, and a few extra hours of sleep. While it does get lonely away from your

Google Duo Supports Up To 12 Participants In Group Calls Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:16:50 +0530

Amidst the lockdown due to the novel coronavirus, Google Duo, which is one of the well-known video calling apps has received a new capability. Well, Sanaz Ahari, Sr. Director of Product and Design at Google took to Twitter to announce that

Apple Working On AR Headset, Likely To Launch In 2021: Report

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:16:14 +0530

Apple has been vouching that augmented reality is the next big thing and has been investing in developing the AR tech. Apple's ARKit and RealityKit have shown us the capabilities of AR along with tools like Reality Composer, Reality Converter, and

How To Use Facebook, WhatsApp And Telegram Chatbots to Access Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:30:55 +0530

After announcing WhatsApp chatbot last week, Facebook has now launched Messenger Chatbot to help people have access to authentic information about Corona Virus or COVID-19. The chatbot is a combined effort by The Ministry of Health, MyGov and Facebook. The

Apple Collaborates With CDC, FEMA To Launch COVID-19 Screening Website

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:02:30 +0530

Coronavirus pandemic has gotten almost the entire world in a lockdown. Many tech companies are joining hands to spread accurate and credible information and curb misinformation. In this bid, Apple has launched a COVID-19 screening app and website. The new COVID-19

These Upcoming Samsung Smartphones Are Rumored Heavily

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 04:00:54 +0530

Samsung is known for its affordable and mid-tier smartphones in addition to the flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S series and the Galaxy Note series of smartphones. The company has been launching many mid-tier smartphones with an exciting feature set over the last couple of years.

Huawei’s Celia Voice Assistant Activates Apple’s Siri: Here’s Why

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:26:02 +0530

Voice assistants are now available on every smartphone. While there's Google Assistant for Android devices, Apple introduced Siri for its ecosystem. At the same time, there's Microsoft Cortana, Amazon's Alexa, and Huawei's Celia. The Huawei Celia is one of the latest

MTNL Offering One Month Free Access To Corporate Servers Amid Lockdown

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:42:03 +0530

MTNL has announced the launch of a new offer for its enterprises customers. The state-run telecom operator MTNL is now providing free access to the office server. The company has designed this offer for its corporate clients. "The employees

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Press Render Shows Infinity-O Display, Quad-Camera Setup

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:39:01 +0530

Samsung launched the Galaxy A51 and the Galaxy A71 smartphones back in December 2019. However, soon after the launch of both smartphones, the rumors started surfacing on the web claiming that the company is planning a 5G variant of both the

Huawei To Launch New Smart Glasses To Complement P40 Smartphone Series

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:24:21 +0530

Huawei recently launched its flagship Huawei P40 series alongside a couple of other launches. Besides, the company has collaborated with Gentle Monster, a South Korean luxury brand to bring out a new pair of smart glasses, which is expected to be compatible with the new smartphone series.