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Nubia Z20 will have two OLED displays, Snapdragon 855 Plus, and 8K video recording

Nubia, the sub-brand of Chinese manufacturer ZTE, has been gaining popularity with its lineup of gaming smartphones. The Nubia Red Magic 3 (our review) feels like a smartphone limited to gamers, primarily because of its aggressive looks and a design which appeals on to a limited set of users. While the Red Magic 3 is...

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 gets Digital Wellbeing and better dark mode in the latest update

Over the years, ASUS has shifted its device strategy greatly. No longer do their phones have a heavy, bloated UI, like they used to before. Instead, new ASUS devices like the ZenFone 6 and the ROG Phone II are using much lighter takes on ZenUI, resembling stock Android Pie functionally and cosmetically. Devices like the...

OnePlus Camera 3.8.1 prepares to add Focus Tracking for people and pets

The OnePlus 7 Pro represents OnePlus' biggest ever leap in camera hardware. It has the 48MP Sony IMX 586 as its main rear camera alongside an 8MP 3X zoom telephoto camera and a 16MP 117° ultra wide-angle camera. In our review, we noted how much more versatility these extra cameras afford, but the camera quality...

Google Pay 2.94 hints at a built-in SafetyNet checker and prepares for Pixel 4 face authentication

This week, Google once again defied expectations by confirming two major features of its upcoming Pixel 4 smartphones: Soli radar gestures and face unlock. Google says the upcoming Pixel's facial biometrics will be secure enough for mobile payments, and sure enough, the latest version of the Google Pay app hints at support for authenticating payments...

Hulu updates its Android TV app with a new UI and Live TV

When you ask people to list some popular streaming TV and movie services we almost always see Hulu in the mix. At the start of 2019, the company boasted about surpassing the 25 million subscriber milestone. That number still trails Netflix's numbers by a lot, but any streaming service with 25 million paying subscribers is...

LG and Sony report declining year-on-year smartphone sales while Huawei shows growth in face of US trade ban

It's that time of the year again for companies to share their quarterly financial results. There's usually some interesting findings in these reports, and Q2 2019 is no different for the tech world. LG and Sony have reported declining year-over-year sales (perhaps unsurprisingly), while Huawei is still showing growth despite everything that has transpired. LG as...

Looxie is an app to request photos from people all over the world

Looxie is an interesting app that was released back in 2016. It allows you to request photos from people in specific locations. Curious about what it looks like in Iceland right now? Or maybe you're just wondering how many people are at the local bar. Open the Looxie app and find a person, request a...

[Update: Sprint & Verizon] AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S10+ is the first U.S. model to get the new dedicated camera night mode

When the Samsung Galaxy S10 series first launched, we were surprised its camera app didn't have a dedicated night mode and only a Bright Night scene optimizer. Samsung later added a dedicated night mode to the camera, but the results weren't that great at first. Through subsequent updates, Samsung massively improved the new night mode....

Unofficial LineageOS 16 brings Android Pie to the Lenovo K6/K6 Power/K6 Note and Tab 4 8 Plus

LineageOS is open-source and one of the most popular custom ROMs available to the community of tech tinkerers. It is also one of the most preferred solutions for installing the latest version of Android on a device that no longer receives software support from the company. While the list of Android devices officially supported by...

Black Shark 2 Pro with Snapdragon 855 Plus, 12GB RAM launched in China for ~$435

Smartphone gaming is becoming increasingly popular and big names associated with PC gaming, including ASUS and Razer, have jumped the bandwagon and introduced their gaming smartphones in the recent years. The fad has also received significant attention from traditional smartphone companies like ZTE's Nubia, entering the segment. At the same time, newer players like Black...

MediaTek launches Helio G90 and Helio G90T budget gaming chips with HyperEngine Game Technology

Android smartphones come in a wide variety of options, but the real options when it comes to phone SoCs are fairly limited. The mobile chip market is limited to only a handful of players for the most part, namely Qualcomm, Samsung, HiSilicon and MediaTek. Qualcomm recently announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus — an upgraded...