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Possible Honor View 20 Event Expected on January 22

With George Zhao (Honor Executive) confirming that the Honor View 20 should be expected some time in 2019, we wanted to go over everything that we are expecting to see in the new phone from Honor. There's also been a leak that reveals a January 22 event in Pairs with the tagline "See the Unseen". Little...

Verizon & Google are rolling out RCS support to the Pixel 3/3 XL

One of the big advancements in messaging right now is Rich Communication Services (RCS). Google has been one of the big pushers of RCS and it's the driving force behind their "Chat" standard. Right now, Google has Android Messages as the default SMS app on Pixel phones. A few carriers already support RCS, but Verizon...

[Update: 2nd 5G Samsung phone] AT&T also announces plans to release a 5G Samsung phone in 2019

It looks as if 2019 will be the year of 5G wireless connectivity for those who live in the United States. It was just yesterday when Verizon Wireless announced they would be selling a 5G compatible Galaxy S10 during the first half of next year. Samsung has a history of using Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoC in...

Meizu M16th launches in India with Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, and in-display fingerprint scanner for ₹39,999

Meizu has had a curious existence in the Indian market. Despite being around for a few years now, the Chinese OEM has been unable to make any significant progress towards market share, as the fierce competition from other Chinese OEMs has kept them without any major success. Meizu is hoping to change this with the...

Vivo teases the Nex 2 with two screens and triple rear cameras

Dual screen smartphones are not entirely a new breed of smartphones. The concept has been around in the market from as long as 2014 with devices like the Yotaphone being among the first to sport two displays. Recently, with the race to eliminate all bezels on the device, OEMs have gone back to experimenting with...

Samsung Malaysia used a DSLR photo to advertise the Galaxy A8

Smartphone cameras are getting better and better. Super precise lenses and other hardware configuration, along with optimized software, can produce some stunning results. Yet, companies sometimes use other devices to promote their camera prowess. Samsung and Huawei were caught doing this earlier this year. Now, imagine discovering your photo on the website of one of...

OPPO R17 and R17 Pro launch in India for Rs. 34990 and Rs. 45990

Back in August, the OPPO R17 and OPPO R17 Pro were officially announced. The devices were originally available in China, but now OPPO will make them available in India as well. The OPPO R17 devices were among the first with "waterdrop" notches and in-display fingerprint scanners. Many have pointed to the R17 as being the...

Latest MIUI 10 beta for the Xiaomi POCO F1 adds 960fps video recording

The Xiaomi POCO F1 has been one of the surprise devices of 2018. It brings flagship-level specs at a very affordable and competitive price. Many have compared it to when OnePlus splashed onto the scene with the OnePlus One. Like OnePlus devices, the POCO F1 makes sacrifices to keep the price down. One area that...

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 update adds new Slider actions to launch Tools or any App

The smartphone industry has gone through a number of transitions over the last 10 years. They tend to be very divisive changes, with the growing size of smartphones being a perfect example. Some people miss the days of 4-inch smartphone displays but it's difficult to find one smaller than 5-inches these days. That can make...

The Future of Mobile Connectivity: The Latest 5G News from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit

Kicking off Day 1 of Qualcomm's 2018 Snapdragon Tech Summit is a slew of news about the future of mobile network connectivity: 5G. We've been inundated with 5G news this year, so I wouldn't blame you for tuning out when you read yet another news article about a successful 5G deployment. However, unlike last year's Snapdragon...

Qualcomm announces the 7nm Snapdragon 855, Snapdragon Elite Gaming, and 3D Sonic Sensor

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018 officially kicked off today with a number of 5G-related announcements from Qualcomm and their partners. Near the end of the presentation, however, Alex Katouzian, SVP and General Manager of mobile at Qualcomm revealed the name and some of the features of their next flagship mobile platform. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is official, and...

[Update: Google’s Response] Cheetah Mobile is accused of committing Ad Fraud in several apps

With over 2.6 million applications to account for in the Play Store, Google is constantly at war with fraudulent and malicious apps plaguing their ecosystem. At the same time, Google tries to promote high-quality apps for users to enjoy, although sometimes the apps they select are of dubious quality. Cheetah Mobile is perhaps one of...