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The round-camera OnePlus phone theory has gained more traction. (Source: Evleaks)

OnePlus now rumored to join the round-camera phone brigade soon

A new OnePlus phone will have cameras that are found in a single, circular module on the back of the phone. At least, this is what new renders from OnLeaks/PriceBaba indicate. These leakers speculate that the device in question wi...
Password Leak Detection is a feature of Chrome 78. (Source: Google)

Chrome may soon be able to alert the user if their passwords have been stolen

Password Leak Detection is an experimental feature in Chrome 78. It checks a given password against public databases of data breaches, in case of its use in a known security incident. Should this test prove positive, Chrome then o...
The Lava Z93. (Source: Lava)

Lava insists that its new, 3GB gaming phone is "too fast to be left behind"

Lava is an Indian smartphone OEM that has just released a new gaming phone. Called the Z93, it has 3GB of RAM and 32GB in internal storage, whereas many other companies in this space seem compelled to go for more in both respects....
The Liberate Air earbuds. (Source: House of Marley)

The new truly-wireless earbuds from House of Marley are made from 100% recycled materials

The Liberate Air earphones are made from reclaimed silicone and have a bamboo finish. In addition, they have a charging case described as made from recycled aluminium, wood, cotton and plastic. These new House of Marley products a...
The Redmi Note 8 Pro's battery capacity has also been revealed. (Source: Redmi)

Helio G90T-powered Redmi Note 8 Pro benchmarks are displayed prior to launch

Redmi has announced that its upcoming Note 8 Pro will rock the new, gaming-focused MediaTek Helio G90T SoC. The company asserts that this processor is more powerful than the comparable Snapdragon 710, albeit not the Kirin 810. The...
This Redmi poster is also speculated to be a MIUI 11 teaser. (Source: Redmi)

Xiaomi may switch to MIUI 11 betas at end of August 2019

International betas of MIUI may have been terminated, but they are still going for Chinese users. Xiaomi has informed them that the last such preview build based on Android Pie (9.0) will be released on August 30, 2019. This sugge...
The Kirin 990 may launch during IFA 2019. (Source: IndiaShopps)

Huawei now slated to unveil the Kirin 990 SoC at IFA 2019

Huawei will allegedly introduce its next-gen flagship mobile processor at an event in Berlin during September 2019. This would coincide with 2019's IFA event. In other news from this OEM, it has also presented its new SoC for AI, ...
Android 10, coming to a Nokia smartphone near you. (Image source: HMD Global)

Nokia outlines its Android 10 upgrade roadmap

HMD Global is one of the more reliable and faster OEMs at delivering OS upgrades to its Nokia handsets and it is looking to maintain that reputation with Android 10 too. The company has announced plans to upgrade a slew of Nokia h...
The alleged S10+ on Android 10. (Source: YouTube)

One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 for the Samsung Galaxy S10+ may have been leaked

A Portugese YouTuber called Dudu Rocha has demonstrated what may be Samsung's next major software upgrade on camera. This ROM, which was shown in comparison to a second phone running One UI 1.0, exhibits an About page that clearly...
The LG V20 was the first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat. (Image source: LG)

Android 9.0 Pie edges ever nearer for the LG V20

The wait for Android 9.0 Pie continues for LG V20 owners, but it now appears that LG is finishing its testing for the OS upgrade. A new build has been finalised, with the initial Pie update reportedly coming very soon.
The OnePlus will be released first in India. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus TV now officially slated for September 2019 launch; codename and specs leaked

The CEO of OnePlus (Pete Lau) has confirmed that the first-gen TV from this OEM will launch in a month from now (August 2019). It will be released to the Indian market initially. A Twitter tipster claims to have dug its CPU, GPU a...
Some first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL handsets had defective microphones (Image source: PhoneArena)

Updated | Google Pixel and Pixel XL compensation goes live

Did you buy a first-generation Google Pixel or Pixel XL manufactured before January 4, 2017? If so, then you can now file a class action compensation claim against Google for up to US$400. Your Pixel or Pixel XL does not need to e...
The OPPO Reno2 may have made its first appearance on Geekbench. (Source: OPPO)

New 8GB OPPO phone pops up on Geekbench

A device with the novel model number OPPO PCKM00 has appeared on the Geekbench website recently. It is described as having 8GB of RAM, the Snapdragon 675 processor and as running Android 9. This phone has attained a relatively goo...
Teh Redmi Note 8 line is now linked to MediaTek Helio G-series processors. (Source: MySmartPrice)

Redmi Note 8 series' colors and SKUs allegedly disclosed prior to launch

The Redmi Note 8 and 8 Pro will be released in China soon. A tech blog claims to have a document detailing the choices of colors and storage options available to either variant. It asserts that the Note 8 will start at 4GB of RAM,...
Qualcomm partners with OEMs for mobile data solutions. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm forges a new 3G/4G/5G patent license agreement with LG

LG Electronics (LGE) has formulated a new worldwide patent license to make single- or multi-mode devices that use 3G, 4G/LTE, 5G or all of these. Under this new agreement, LG can now develop and sell these components based on the ...
The UMIDIGI X is now official. (Source: UMIDIGI)

Sales of UMIDIGI's "in-screen fingerprint value king" will go live on August 26th

The UMIDIGI X, a phone that its OEM clearly believes offers the feature of an in-display fingerprint scanner in an exceptionally cost-effective way, is now live on AliExpress. However, the phone cannot be actually ordered until Au...
The Galaxy M30s may not look much like this at all. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy XCover FieldPro and M30s made official by Bluetooth SIG

Samsung has been rumored to bring out a second version of its Galaxy M30 smartphone for some time. A new listing in the Bluetooth SIG database indicates that this is in fact the case. A blog has also found a 2nd new phone from the...
This is Android Q's official name. (Source: Google)

No sweets for Q: Google announces new naming scheme for future Android upgrades

Google has announced that the next major update for its mobile OS will be...Android 10. Simply Android 10. The "dessert" theme that has been in effect for the last decade is, therefore, no more, as the brand's styling goes in a di...
Xiaomi will likely release a 5G variant of the Mi Mix 4 too. (Image source: MyDrivers)

Formidable full specifications for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 leaked

A new leak of the alleged full specifications for the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 flagship smartphone has revealed that the device should pack quite a punch and delight fans of the Chinese manufacturer. Not only should there be a Qua...
Samsung's next foldable could be an updated clamshell smartphone. (Source: Letsgodigital)

New Samsung patent renders point to flip phone with foldable display

Samsung’s next foldable smartphone looks like it could be a spiritual successor to the flip phones or clamshell devices of yesteryear. Like the forthcoming reborn Moto Razr, the next foldable device from Samsung looks to be pure s...
YouTube Music can now be used from within Waze. (Source: Google)

Waze adds YouTube Music integration to its Android/iOS app

The popular navigation aid Waze has had the ability to control the audio from several music streaming apps for some time. YouTube Music is the latest example of these. Users who subscribe to the Premium version of this service can...
The new Realme 5. (Source: Realme)

The Realme 5 really does undercut the Mi A3 in India

The Realme 5 series has been released in India, and has been followed closely by the Xiaomi Mi A3 in the same market. It turns out that the Mi A3 and the base model from the new line does indeed have the same processor, although t...
New Nokia 7.2 renders showing a potential case for the device. (Source: NokiaPowerUser)

Nokia's "Daredevil" leaks connected to the 7.2 name for the first time

A phone that looks much the same as those in leaks and renders connected to a smartphone codenamed "daredevil" has popped up again in a tweet posted by a Zeiss employee. This individual calls it the Nokia 7,2, indicating that it i...
Many LG V30 handsets remain stuck on Android 8.0 Oreo. (Image source: Digital Trends)

LG temporarily pulls LG V30 Android 9.0 Pie update

Are you unable to download Android 9.0 Pie to your LG V30? Well, the South Korean has apparently pulled the update from its FOTA and LG Bridge servers. This may prove a temporary measure, but there is no word when LG will continue...
A recent leak purporting to show the Redmi Note 8. (Source: XDA)

The 64MP Redmi Note 8 series - and the brand's first 4K TV - will launch soon

Redmi has packed a number of exciting details in its latest official announcement. Firstly, it has confirmed that its promised 64MP camera will debut in the Redmi Note 8 Pro. It will be released alongside the base Note 8 at an eve...
The new Oppo Reno2 will feature Ultra Dark and Ultra Steady Video modes powered by AI algorithms. (Source: Oppo)

Oppo Reno2 full specs get leaked on TENAA

Design-wise, the upcoming Reno2 mid-ranger from Oppo appears to be very similar to its predecessor. The specs, however, got quite a few upgrades. The screen is slightly bigger with a 6.55-inch diagonal and 2,400 x 1,080 resolution...
A fresh render for the 'new' Motorola Razr. (Source: Yanko Design)

Motorola foldable phone is now rumored to cost €1500 (US$1665) when it reaches Europe

A new leak on the subject of Motorola's upcoming foldable phone states that it will have a launch event in the US prior to one in Europe. It is also thought to cost US$1500, which will translate to the same amount in Euros. A new ...
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ to hit South Korea on August 23, over 1.3 million pre-orders placed

Twice as popular as its predecessor: More than 1.3 million Samsung Galaxy Note 10 pre-orders in South Korea

Scheduled to arrive in South Korean stores on August 23, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (and the Note 10+ models) is already twice as popular as the Galaxy Note 9. During the period that started on August 9 and ended yesterday, South ...
This may be an official Nex 3 leak, but that is not the whole story. (Source: Weibo)

Vivo's Nex 3 "waterfall" display is shown in real-life teaser

The OEM Vivo recently released a teaser in which it hinted that its upcoming flagship, the Nex 3, would have a state-of-the-art waterfall display. Now, the product line's manager, Li Xiang, has revealed a photo of a phone in which...
Smartphone Camera Comparison Review: Xiaomi Mi 9T vs. Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 vs. Redmi K20 Pro)

Smartphone Camera Comparison Review: The Xiaomi Mi 9T cannot hold a candle to the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro

Do not let the megapixels fool you - The Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro may look alike, but Xiaomi has equipped the devices with different hardware including rear-facing camera sensors. The two devices may both have modern Sony IMX58x sensors, but the differences between the IMX582 and IMX586 are stark. Read on to find out which device, also marketed as the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro, comes out on top in our short camera comparison review.
Huawei is also looking to refine the "Falcon hinge" for the November Mate X models. (Source: Neowin)

Delayed Huawei Mate X primed for Kirin 990 SoC upgrade and P30 camera setup

Initially announced to be a Kirin 980 device, the Mate X, which got delayed once again, is said to be getting an upgrade to the unannounced Kirin 990 SoC. Besides a new ARM Cortex-A77 core cluster, the new SoC will also integrate ...
Honor 20

89% Honor 20 Smartphone Review: a quad camera in a midrange smartphone

In-screen cam and a lot of storage. Honor is pushing down the price for smartphones with high-end equipment. 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage as well as a quad camera sound great on paper and the other features look promising as well. Find out what the $500 phone really has to offer in our review.
HiSilicon Kirin 980 | ARM Mali-G76 MP10 | 6.26" | 174 g
The new Redmi phone on TENAA's website. (Source: TENAA)

Possible Redmi 7 successor appears on TENAA and in real-life images

A device with Redmi branding and the model number M1908C3IC has been certified by the Chinese telecomms authority TENAA. It is believed that this device will be called the 8 on launch. It has dual cameras and 3 RAM SKUs.
Xiaomi's Mi A3 listings on Amazon India. (Source: Amazon)

Xiaomi Mi A3 to launch in India on August 21, may start at about US$210

Xiaomi has announced that it will launch the Mi A3 as India's next Android One device on August 21, 2019. However, Amazon may have spoiled its reveal by publishing listings for its SKUs ahead of time. They show that these phones w...
Blackview A60 Pro

76% Blackview A60 Pro Smartphone Review: A compelling offer?

A modern design on a budget. If you are looking for a smartphone for less than 100 Euros (~US$111) with good performance, a modern design, LTE and a fingerprint sensor, then the Blackview A60 Pro may be the device for you. Read on to find out if Blackview has done well and in what areas the A60 Pro struggles.
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 | PowerVR GE8300 | 6.1" | 170 g
Buffering videos could soon be a thing of the past on congested Wi-Fi networks. (Source: Getty Images)

Sick of Wi-Fi video buffering? MIT may have found a solution

A team from MIT CSAIL has developed a solution that can dramatically improve streaming video quality over Wi-Fi networks. Dubbed Minerva, it has been shown to reduce buffering by 50 percent and can even improve image fidelity in a...
The alleged Weibo post in question. (Source: GizmoChina)

A Redmi executive may have leaked a new phone by going on social media with it

Lu Weibing, Redmi's general manager, has reportedly teased the brand's upcoming Note 8 by using it in the creation of a message about it on Weibo. The device tag for this post is allegedly "Note8Android". Its actual content is mad...
The Huawei Y9s. (Source: Android Enterprise)

Huawei Y9s with possible pop-up camera leaks out

It seems Huawei will release an alternative version of one of its 2019 mid-range phone soon. This device, the Y9s, has appeared on the Android Enterprise database. Its new product image shows a completely edge-to-edge screen, as o...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phones. (Source: Yahoo)

Hits and Misses: An in-depth comparison of all the Galaxy Note 10 rumors and their accuracies

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phones were released almost two weeks ago but before then, they were preceded by an incessant in-flow of leaks and rumors. Here. we review those leaks to see which ones turned out to be true or, well, ut...
Google Play Books now has Beta Features. (Source: Google)

Google Play Books' first beta includes a Custom Shelf setting

For the first time in history, Google has prepared a beta for Play Books. One of its first additions is the option to create Custom Shelves. This, according to lead engineer Dan Kimberg, is a hotly-requested feature for this app.
The Motorola One Action is now official. (Source: Motorola)

Motorola One Action launches with groundbreaking rotated wide-angle camera sensor

The Motorola One Action has finally been unveiled. Like most of its siblings, it has a 21:9 screen and mid-range specs. However, it sets itself apart with its "industry first" wide-angle rear camera, which allows for the capture o...
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 scored a very good 89% in our review. (Image source: MobyGeek)

Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 could be released in September

A new tweet from a well-known tech tipster has stated that Xiaomi could be planning on launching the anticipated Mi Mix 4 flagship smartphone next month. There have been plenty of rumors about the device flying around lately, and ...
One of Huawei's newly certified devices may be the Mate 30. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Honor and Huawei get new TVs approved, along with many more Bluetooth products

Huawei and its sub-brand Honor has attracted attention recently as it has sent what seems to be a whole generation of new smartphones, tablets and assorted wireless accessories to the Bluetooth SIG for certification simultaneously...
The Realme 5 Pro is an increasingly interesting prospect for late 2019. (Source: Flipkart)

Geekbench scores hint at Snapdragon 710 and 8GB RAM for the Realme 5 Pro

Realme's 5 Pro has just been confirmed by Flipkart as an upcoming release in August 2019. A model number that may conform to this phone has surfaced on Geekbench. It shows that it is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC and...
Ulefone Armor 6E

84% Ulefone Armor 6E Smartphone Review – Outdoor Phone with Bargain Potential

At home outdoors. The Ulefone Armor 6E is strongly related to the Armor 6 and even the packaging's differences come down to just one sticker. The Armor 6E is cheaper and while it offers less storage space, it also comes with a more modern SoC and better protection against the elements. In this review, we are taking a look at the outdoor smartphone in order to determine if this makes it a bargain.
Mediatek Helio P70 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.2" | 268 g
Samsung Galaxy A10

82% Samsung Galaxy A10 Smartphone Review: Power in plastic

60 FPS gaming at an affordable price. Unsurprisingly, Samsung has made some compromises for the cheapest model in its Galaxy A series. However, the Galaxy A10 is no slouch and performs well for a sub-US$200 smartphone. Read on to find out in what areas Samsung has done well and where the Galaxy A10 falls short of its pricier Galaxy A-series siblings.
Samsung Exynos 7884B | ARM Mali-G51 MP4 | 6.2" | 168 g
A leaked promo arrangement for the Motorola One Pro. (Source: Evan Blass via Twitter)

The next Motorola One phone may be the Zoom...or the Pro...or both

Motorola is now linked to a new phone called the One Zoom. The latter part of this name may stem from its quad cameras with a 48MP main sensor. Prominent leakers also assert that it will have a light-up logo on the back, and may o...
The OPPO Reno2 has a release date. (Source: 91Mobiles)

2nd-generation OPPO Reno to be released in India soon

OPPO has sent press invites out to Indian outlets to the launch of its Reno 2. This phone will apparently double its hybrid zoom compared to its predecessor. However, it will retain the shark-fin-style pop-up camera from earlier t...
Native 2FA is now available on some Xiaomi devices. (Source: Bleeping Computer)

MIUI introduces 2-factor authentication for Xiaomi user accounts

For the first time in its history, the Xiaomi custom MIUI Android skin has implemented 2-factor authentication (or 2FA) for this OEM's software ecosystem. So far, it works to send notifications to all devices connected to a single...
The Realme 5's official teaser. (Source: Flipkart)

Realme 5 series to debut in India on August 20, 2019

The Realme 5 is now official. Flipkart is now promoting this phone as the first in its price-bracket to rock quad rear cameras and a 5000mAh battery. Furthermore, it will be launched alongside a Pro variant, which has the same num...

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