Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]

Samsung Galaxy S21 series: Complete specs for Samsung’s latest flagship series

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is here, and it looks to be the best Galaxy smartphone lineup to date. It builds upon the foundation laid down by the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Note 20 series, adding a new layer of refinement and polish to Samsung's flagships from last year. As expected, the latest...

Samsung launches the new Galaxy S21 series with Exynos 2100 / Snapdragon 888

It's finally here. After months of leaks that practically detailed every tiny bit of information about the new flagship series from Samsung for 2021, the South Korean company has finally launched the new Samsung Galaxy S21, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. While Samsung has typically launched its Galaxy S series right...

Samsung’s first under-display camera isn’t in a phone, it’s in a laptop

In the race to shave more bezels off your smartphone, companies had to figure out innovative ways to incorporate a front camera. While popup displays were cool when they made an appearance, they quickly disappeared as soon as the year flipped, with all companies favoring hole-punch cameras over them, citing space constraints. The next solution...

Watch Samsung Unpacked for the Galaxy S21 Launch here!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series will be one of the contenders for the best conventional Android flagships of the year, and we're really excited to witness what Samsung has in store for customers and fans around the world. We've taken a trip down memory lane with a revisit of the Galaxy S through Galaxy S20,...

Razer announces its new 2021 Blade 15 and Blade Pro 17 gaming laptops with NVIDIA 30-series laptop GPUs

The Razer Blade lineup is one of the go-to lineups for content creating professionals, thanks to its surprising combination of sleek and understated aesthetics and a lot of raw power under the hood. With NVIDIA announcing the laptop versions of their GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs at CES 2021, laptop makers are out with new...

Samsung Galaxy S to S20: Looking back at Samsung’s flagship lineup

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is right around the corner. Samsung is all geared up to take the wraps off the next generation in its premier flagship lineup, the Galaxy S series. With the eventual fate of the Galaxy Note lineup up in the air, the Galaxy S series becomes the principal driving force of...

TCL announces the NXTPAPER and Tab 10S tablets, and MoveAudio S600 TWS

At CES 2021, TCL announced its upcoming TCL 20 series of smartphones, detailing the TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE within it. But that's not all that the company had for this year's event. There's more, as the company also unveiled the TCL NXTPAPER tablet, the TCL Tab 10s, and the TCL MoveAudio S600...

TCL announces the TCL 20 smartphone series, starting with the TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE

TCL made a comeback of sorts into the smartphone market with last year's launches, namely the TCL 10L, TCL 10 Pro, and TCL 10 5G. While the phones were not absolute runaway successes, they were well received generally in the US market, enough to warrant another round. At CES 2021, TCL is back with just...

Genshin Impact: Tips and Tricks for Experienced Players

Genshin Impact is probably one of the best mobile games out there, and a fantastic RPG without a doubt. You don't need to take our word for it -- the game is free-to-play, and if you spend a fair few hours in it, you'll agree that it obviously punches above its "free" price tag. If...

Download: MIUI 12 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices

MIUI 12 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so a MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. The first batch of devices to receive the MIUI 12 stable update...

Sony PlayStation 5 finally launches in India in February 2021, pre-order date announced

Just yesterday, we talked about how Sony managed to neglect the entire market of India when it came to officially launching its newest gaming console, the Sony PlayStation 5 (or PS5, in short). The situation came after months of tight-lipped silence from Sony, with no information being provided for launch or for pre-orders. With the...

Xiaomi announces MIUI 12.5 for its Mi and Redmi smartphones

Xiaomi's MIUI 12 was one of its best received and most popular updates, riding atop the continued rally of smartphone launches and sales across the globe. Now, at the launch of the new Xiaomi Mi 11 flagship, Xiaomi is back with a new version update. Meet MIUI 12.5, the latest update to the popular smartphone...