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The Android 9 Pie update is rolling out to the Nokia 3.1 Plus

Six months after the release of Android 9 Pie, we are starting to get a better idea of the Android update situation relative to Android Pie. Samsung and Huawei, the market's top two players, have nearly finished rolling out Android Pie updates to their flagship phones. The time taken to roll out updates has generally...

HONOR View20 Owners Get Exclusive Fortnite Skin

HONOR has teamed up with Fortnite to bring an exclusive skin to Honor View20 users. This new skin is available to be redeemed now. Owners of the Honor View20 are treated to an amazing Fortnite experience, with a smooth 60FPS gameplay and a 4000mAh battery for longer sessions. Now Honor View20 owners can really stand...

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon with integrated 5G will power 2020 Android devices

Before most of the world even gets their hands on a Snapdragon 855 device, Qualcomm announced the chip's successor at MWC. One of the biggest selling points for Snapdragon processors in years past has been the integration of its modem into the processor platform. With the first generation of Snapdragon 855-powered 5G devices, Qualcomm's 5G...

Prices of major smartphones from Samsung and Huawei have skyrocketed since 2017

There was a time when the average price of a flagship Android smartphone in the US used to be $600-$650. Those times are long gone, unfortunately, for reasons that are still yet to be determined. These days, affordable flagships such as the OnePlus 6T start at $550 in the US, while the price of a...

Hands-on with the Nokia 9 PureView: A breath of fresh air from HMD Global

HMD Global hasn't exactly been focused on flagships for a while now, with many mid-range and low-end devices finding their way to the market as part of the Android One program. The company announced one of their first flagships in a long time, the Nokia 9 PureView, and we got to spend a couple of...

Samsung Galaxy S10 will have McAfee pre-installed for “anti-malware protection”

In a move that is bound to raise eyebrows, McAfee has announced at MWC 2019 that it is extending its partnership with Samsung to pre-install anti-malware protection powered by McAfee VirusScan onto the Samsung Galaxy S10. McAfee has partnered with Samsung previously, allowing the software security company to pre-install "anti-malware protection powered by McAfee VirusScan" onto...

Honor View 20 update adds ViLTE and improves video stabilization

The Honor View 20 is Honor's latest international flagship phone. It's the successor to 2018's Honor View 10, and it's one of the best value-for-money affordable flagships users can buy. Its list of specifications includes the HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC with Mali-G76MP10 GPU, 6GB/8GB of RAM with 128GB/256GB storage, 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2310x1080) 19:9 IPS...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro (India) renders leak online, while Redmi Note 7 Pro (China) passes through TENAA

Xiaomi is holding a launch event in India, scheduled for 28th February 2019. The company has been teasing the Redmi Note 7 as well as a 48MP rear camera setup through its social media channels for a while now, giving everyone the idea that the Redmi Note 7, as it existed in China, will be...

Huawei P30 Pro prototype with triple rear cameras gets shown off ahead of next month’s launch

What you see above is a prototype of the Huawei P30 Pro, the highest-end device in Huawei's first flagship smartphone lineup of 2019. DigitalTrends says Huawei gave them access to a "non-operational prototype" that was described to them as "almost completely final." This bit of news almost slipped under our radar thanks to the craziness of...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may have 4 rear cameras like the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10+

The Samsung Galaxy S10 launched just last week at Samsung Unpacked, but we're already hearing about their next Galaxy flagship: the presumed Samsung Galaxy Note 10. According to a report from SamMobile, the next Samsung Galaxy Note flagship could have quad rear cameras. This would make the new Galaxy Note device Samsung's second smartphone with 4...

Xiaomi partners with Light, the company behind the Nokia 9’s penta-cameras

For a while, dual cameras on the back of phones was a big deal, but lately, we're seeing that number grow to new heights. It's becoming more common to see devices with triple rear cameras. HMD Global grabbed headlines with a whopping 5 cameras on the back of the Nokia 9 PureView, which is powered...

The Xiaomi POCO F1 gets Widevine L1 support in the latest MIUI beta

The POCOPHONE F1, or POCO F1 as its known in India, is one of the best smartphones from 2018 thanks to its affordability, flagship-tier hardware, acceptable camera quality, and custom development support. Unlike its closest competitors the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T, however, the POCO F1 shipped from the factory without Widevine L1 certification. Our...