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Lenovo K10 Plus arrives with Snapdragon 632 SoC and triple rear cameras
23 September 2019, 4:45 am


Lenovo announced the K10 Note earlier this month, and now it's following up with another K series smartphone - K10 Plus. The Lenovo K10 Plus is built around a 6.22" 19:9 HD+ display that has a waterdrop notch up top housing the 16MP selfie camera. Around the back, it sports a fingerprint scanner joined by a triple camera setup placed in the top-left corner. This setup is a combination of a 13MP main, 8MP ultrawide, and 5MP depth sensor units. Under the hood, the Lenovo K10 Plus has a Snapdragon 632 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM. The smartphone boots Android Pie with ZUI 11 atop and...

Redmi Note 8 Pro in for review
23 September 2019, 2:00 am


The Redmi Note line has always offered a great balance between affordable pricing and solid performance and that continues with the brand new Redmi Note 8 Pro. This year brings the first time in a while that Xiaomi goes with a Mediatek chipset. In this case, this is the all-new gaming-centric Helio G90T SoC. Elsewhere, the display has grown to 6.53-inches and comes with slimmer bezels, both the front and rear camera are upgraded and the battery is now 4,500 mAh. Let's take a look at the key features of the Redmi Note 8 Pro ahead of our full review. Our review unit comes in the sleek...

Week 38 in review: Huawei's Mate 30 and 30 Pro, vivo NEX 3 arrive
22 September 2019, 9:59 pm


This week Huawei unwrapped the Mate 30 series. The Mate 30 Pro, Mate 30 and Porsche Design Mate 30 RS are packed to the brim with the very best hardware but are limited to a Google Service-deprived Android. It's also unclear which markets are going to get the new Mate 30 devices. China buyers will be able to unbox their new Mate 30 and 30 Pro on September 28 with global sales potentially lined up for October. vivo introduced the NEX 3 5G with a Snapdragon 855+ and, because it came two days before the Mate 30 PRo, the first Waterfall Display. A new phone from Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi...

Top 10 trending phones of week 37
22 September 2019, 6:00 pm


Last week it was Apple's event that shaped our trending chart and this time it's Huawei's turn to rock the boat. The newly unveiled Huawei Mate 30 lineup dominated the spotlight, capturing four of the top 5 positions. Despite the uncertainty caused by the lack of a Google license, the phablets are certainly exciting and many would clearly want to know more about them. Last week's leader Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max managed to split the Mate 30 versions, with the next best placed non-Huawei phone also being part of the new Cupertino family - the vanilla 11 is sixth. Samsung's Galaxy A50...

Weekly poll: Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro have great cameras, a great problem too
22 September 2019, 3:00 pm


During Thursday's event Huawei took over an hour before addressing the elephant in the room - how can it sell the new Mate 30 phones in the West without Google Play Services. To its credit, the company made it clear that it will roll out support for those as soon as it is allowed with an overnight update. For now, however, we're looking at the Huawei Media Services and the AppGallery taking over. It remains to be seen if consumers will accept the downgrade in app selection - some might expect a large discount first. It's a shame that the new flagships are artificially limited as they...

Flashback: Huawei P9 and the beginning of partnership with Leica
22 September 2019, 12:00 pm


In 2016 fast-growing smartphone maker Huawei and legendary camera manufacturer Leica announced that they are joining forces to improve phone photography. Later that year the Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus arrived on the stage. Huawei P9 • Huawei P9 Plus The story actually starts back in 2013 when Huawei tried reaching out to Leica, but the camera maker declined. Huawei persisted and eventually Leica agreed to a meeting. Soon execs from the two companies realized that this would be a mutually beneficial match - Huawei wanted better cameras to make its phones more competitive, Leica...

Weekly poll results: iPhone 11 lineup doesn't get the best reception
22 September 2019, 9:00 am


Going through the comments in last week's poll we get the feeling that Apple's image as an innovator has slipped away. The response to the new iPhone 11 trio is strongly negative and that seems to be a combination of lacking innovation, high prices and features that may not be as useful in real life as they sound on a presentation. To be fair, Apple didn't raise the prices, in fact it lowered the price of the vanilla model. However, the iPhones remain some of the most expensive smartphones around and the 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM are no match for the competition, which is keeping...

nubia Z20 in for review
22 September 2019, 6:00 am


Full-screen designs are a thing now and every smartphone maker has its own take on the matter. Some prefer pop-up cameras, others are still stuck with notches (ahem, Apple and Huawei) while yet others are just slapping a second screen on the back of their devices. After the vivo NEX Dual Display, here comes the nubia Z20. The nubia Z20 has a unique twist to its secondary screen design. When the screen isn't on, the back looks like a standard curved glass panel with a flashy gradient paint job but once you turn on the secondary screen, the better part of the back lights up. The...

Huawei's Harmony OS is coming to Europe on the Honor Vision smart TV
22 September 2019, 2:00 am


Huawei's in-house Harmony OS and all its cross-platform prowess and "Android alternative" perceived reputation will be coming to Europe. Just not on a phone. In fact, Vincent Pang, Huawei Senior VP already made it pretty clear that Harmony OS won't be coming to a smartphone this year at all. So, TV's and potentially smart wearables running the platform is all we can hope for in the immediate future. Remember, Harmony OS is a huge and timely undertaking. Plus, one that will arguably fair better in the current tech climate if it lays low for a bit, so to say. Still, beyond Harmony OS...

Amazon Prime members now get exclusive free mobile game loot and perks
21 September 2019, 11:30 pm


If Amazon's Prime offers weren't sweet enough already, the company is now adding yet another perk for gaming fans. Technically speaking, this promotion is part of Twitch Prime, which is where the content naturally fits in and takes its place amid other ongoing campaigns, like a year of Switch Online and free monthly games on PC. Unlike those, however, this new initiative is branching out to mobile gaming. The initial wave has an Infiltrator set of PUBG Mobile items up for grabs by Prime members. The first item from the set is already live, while the rest will come according to the...

Realme X2 will sport a Super AMOLED screen with UD fingerprint scanner
21 September 2019, 9:30 pm


The Realme X2, that's all set to go official on September 24, will sport a Super AMOLED screen with a fingerprint reader underneath. This confirmation comes from Realme who took to Weibo to announce that X2 will have a screen-to-body ratio of 91.9%. The company didn't reveal the screen diagonal, but said that the fingerprint scanner underneath will unlock the smartphone in 0.36 seconds. Realme has previously confirmed many of X2's specs like the Snapdragon 730G SoC, 32MP selfie shooter, 64MP quad camera, and a 4,000 mAh battery with 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 support. Let's see if...

New Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha renders show a curved display extending all the way to the back of the phone
21 September 2019, 7:30 pm


The "waterfall" display design, as seen on the vivo NEX 3 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro seems to be becoming a new trendy "thing" in the mobile realm. Whether it will be anything more than a trend, however, is still up in the air at this point. But what if somebody took things one step further? Here's the situation regarding Xiaomi and the new Mix phone as we currently understand it - There will be a big event on September 24, showcasing an ambitious new Mix handset with, in the company's own words, over 100% screen to body ratio. Now, this could be a waterfall display taken even further to the...

You can now share your WhatsApp Status to Facebook Story
21 September 2019, 5:30 pm


Facebook-owned WhatsApp started testing a new feature back in June that would let users share their WhatsApp Status to Facebook Story. Well, it seems the testing has gone smooth as the company has begun rolling out this feature to its users. WhatsApp hasn't made an official announcement about the rollout yet, but several users took to Twitter to report the arrival of this feature. We've also got it on our Android smartphones with version 2.19.258 of the app in India. But our iPhone in India and Android smartphones over at the HQ in Europe are yet to receive it, suggesting this is a limited...

Oppo A5 (2020) goes on sale in India
21 September 2019, 3:30 pm


The Oppo A5 (2020) is now available for purchase in India through Amazon.in and offline stores across the country. It's offered in Mirror Black and Dazzling White colors and comes in two memory versions - 3GB/32GB priced at INR12,490 ($175/€160) and 4GB/64GB priced at INR13,990 ($195/€180). The A5 (2020) is built around a 6.5" HD+ display, has a Snapdragon 665 SoC under the hood, and runs Android Pie-based ColorOS 6.0.1 out of the box. Oppo A5 (2020) in Dazzling White and Mirror Black colors For photography, the A5 (2020) sports an 8MP snapper on the front and a quad camera...

Motorola One Macro gets NCC certification in Taiwan. Should release shortly
21 September 2019, 1:30 pm


The Motorola One Macro is now officially one step closer to a market release after it was spotted at NCC. In other words, the phone is now cleared by authorities in Taiwan for a release. The filing in question pertains to a Motorola XT2016-1. That's the same model number that recently popped-up in a different NBTC (certification agency) document alongside the One Macro moniker, putting to rest previous rumors that the Moto G8 was up next in Motorola's release schedule. Anyway, this new NCC certification doesn't really reveal any new info on the One Macro, aside from full 4G...

Google Pixel 4 to come in three colors, one of them will be called "Oh So Orange"
21 September 2019, 11:30 am


We know that the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, arriving on October 15, will be offered in three colors - black, white, and orange. But, now we know what these colorways will be officially called. According to a report by 9to5Google, the three color variants of the Pixel 4 will be called Just Black, Clearly White, and Oh So Orange. The last one was even shown off by Google on a billboard in New York's Times Square. Google Pixel 4 shown off in Oh So Orange color Well, it isn't the first time Google has come up with names like these. The Internet search giant has gone with names like Quite...

Three new Oppo phones get certified by TENAA. One is likely the Reno Ace
21 September 2019, 9:30 am


All the pieces of Oppo's upcoming release schedule are starting to align nicely. Especially now that the company made its 65W SuperVOOC charging official, along with a few other fast charging standards and has set the unveiling of its next Reno Ace flagship for October 10. The fancy new charging tech is expected to debut as part of the Ace flagship package, alongside what rumors claim will be a 90Hz OLED display and 4,000 mAh battery. Enter a recent TENAA listing for one Oppo PCLM10. The document notes the phone has a spacious 6.5-inch AMOLED panel with a 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution....

OnePlus 7, 7 Pro start receiving Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 update
21 September 2019, 7:20 am


OnePlus released the first Android 10-based OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro earlier this month. A few days ago, the company followed up with another beta build to squash some bugs. And now, OnePlus has finally started rolling out the stable build of Android 10 for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. With Android 10, OnePlus moves the OxygenOS version to number 10. The new firmware brings in a new UI, enhanced location permissions, and new customization feature in Settings. OxygenOS 10 also brings a feature called Game Space which offers quick access to all your games and...

iOS 13.1 to bring CPU throttling feature to iPhone XR and XS
21 September 2019, 5:30 am


This week, iOS 13 arrived to all iOS devices and the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro has officially gone on sale as well. Next week, iOS 13.1 is expected to arrive on September 24 and will add Apple's CPU throttling feature to iPhone XR and iPhone XS users. For those unfamiliar, Apple first admitted it throttled CPUs on older iPhone in 2017, which sparked controversy, which ultimately prompted Apple to issue $29 out-of-warranty battery replacements for those affected. Apple's reasoning for the feature was to compensate for random shutdowns that iPhones would experience with a weak, aging...

Huawei CEO confident it will sell 20 million Mate 30 handsets despite limitation
21 September 2019, 3:00 am


Just yesterday, Huawei announced its Mate 30 lineup and as anticipated, it is launching without an official Google license due to the US trade ban that placed Huawei on a blacklist, barring American companies from doing business with the Chinese company. After the event, Huawei CEO Richard Yu told Android Authority "I think this ban will influence out out of China sales. But China sales will increase a lot because this is the most competitive 5G flagship in the world." Although Huawei expects global sales to drop, its expecting strong growth in its home market of China. In...

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