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Hands on with the Honor 9X Pro and the Honor View 30 Pro

Following an exhibitor exodus at this year's MWC 2020, the event was eventually canceled. Companies with launch events such as Xiaomi and OPPO were forced to reschedule, though not everyone canceled. Huawei and Honor both held events in Barcelona, though they were primarily virtual launch events with demo areas that those in attendance could try...

Microsoft Surface Duo will have a “peek” feature to quickly glance at information

Since 2007, new touchscreen smartphone launches have been following the slate form factor. Displays have got bigger, the front bezels have been reduced, and we have seen popup camera solutions, but the basic form factor has been the same. Since 2019, though, three new form factors have emerged. The first is a horizontally folding foldable...

Samsung SoundAssistant update adds a stock Android-like vertical volume slider to One UI 2.0

Samsung's UI experience has wildly transformed and changed throughout the years. It was formerly known as TouchWiz and regarded as one of the most bloated and slowest Android skins. Those days are mostly long gone, though, and Samsung's skin has undergone a heavy transformation in recent years. Now it's known as "One UI", and while...

Pixel Stand 1.4 prepares to add a shortcut to the Google Home app

The original Pixel and the Pixel 2 were heavily criticized for their lack of wireless charging. Google finally got around to adding the feature in the Pixel 3, as well as releasing their own wireless charger, the aptly named Pixel Stand. For quite some time, it was the only charger capable of doing 10W fast...

OxygenOS Open Beta 5 rolls out for the OnePlus 6/6T with February 2020 patches and many optimizations

OnePlus' flagships from 2018, the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T, received the Android 10 update back in December last year. The update introduced all of the new features Google introduced in Android 10, along with a couple of OxygenOS-specific features for the two devices. Now, the company is rolling out OxygenOS Open Beta 5...

TWRP adds support for the Sony Xperia 10/10 Plus

The Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is the most popular custom recovery out there, and for good reason. It offers the best blend of functionality, and it remains easy-to-use. It also has a fairly pleasing user interface. Official TWRP support has recently been added for the Xiaomi Mi A3, Redmi Note 8 Pro, ASUS ROG...

[Update: Processor Specification] Realme 6 series will have a 64MP main camera, 90Hz display, and 30W charging

Chinese OEM Realme kicked off 2020 with the launch of the Realme C3 — a MediaTek Helio G70 powered budget device that offers excellent gaming performance. The company followed that up with the Realme X50 Pro, its first 5G enabled flagship that packs in top-of-the-line specifications. Adam from our team described the Snapdragon 865-powered flagship...

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series are the first smartphones with USB Fast Charger certification

Just a few days ago, Samsung officially unveiled its Galaxy S20 series at the Galaxy Unpacked event. As expected, the company launched three devices as part of this year's flagship lineup, including the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. All three devices are powered by either Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 SoC or Samsung's own...

[Update: Resolution] OPPO VP confirms the Find X2 will have a 120Hz display but warns the phone may face production issues

We have been hearing about OPPO's next flagship, the Find X2, for some time now. Last month, the device passed through Thailand’s NBTC certification website while a leak from Ice Universe shed light on some of the possible specifications of the device. In the most recent round of leaks, live images and screenshots of the...

Skagen’s Falster 3 smartwatch sports a trendy design, the Snapdragon Wear 3100, and 1GB RAM

Wear OS may not be a super popular smartwatch platform, but it does have some big names behind it. One of the brands that is most responsible for pumping out solid Wear OS smartwatches is Fossil. Skagen is a subsidiary of Fossil, and the Skagen brand has also been behind some very nice looking smartwatches....

Hands-on With Motorola Razr in India: Reviving the Timeless Style Icon

The classic Moto Razr was much more than an iconic piece of technology – it was a status symbol. Almost 15 years ago, when candy bar phones were the most prevalent, the Moto Razr captured everyone’s attention with its style quotient, sharp looks, and dazzling metallic colors. The Moto Razr V3 (which was actually the...