Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
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Commerce and Law graduate with a passion for all things Android, Aamir frequently helps people get the best out of their budget smartphones through generous use of custom roms and kernels. He receives press releases at [email protected]

[Update: 144Hz refresh rate teased] Redmi K30 launches with a 120Hz screen, Snapdragon 765G, and 64MP Sony IMX686

Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi entered the affordable flagship game with the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, launched in China in May 2019. Both the devices featured an identical design, and the main point of difference between the two was the SoC in use. The Redmi K20 Pro was the true flagship killer, featuring the flagship...

Download: Xiaomi Mi A2 receives official Android 10 update

The Xiaomi Mi A2 began its journey with Android 8.1 Oreo when the phone launched in July 2018, and in India the next month. The Mi A2 received its stable Android 9 Pie update in November 2018, bringing the phone up to speed on the then-latest version of Android. Android 10 launched for the public...

Xiaomi Mi A3 and Mi A2 Android 10 kernel sources released before update

Xiaomi launched the Mi A3 in July 2019 with Android 9 Pie, and the good-looking smartphone made its way to India a month later. Similarly, the Mi A2 was launched in July 2018 with Android 8.1 Oreo and made its way to India in the next month. The Mi A2 received its stable Android 9...

[Update 2: Search Providers Announced] Google to add search provider choices in Android to comply with EU ruling

Android users in Europe can now look forward to easily selecting between a host of search providers, as Google has just announced an upcoming change to how Android would function in the European Union. From 2020 onwards, Android smartphone and tablet users in Europe will be able to select a search provider that will power...

Reliance Jio launches VoWiFi service across India

The Indian telecom sector is in a tight spot right now, as two of the three major telecoms stare at an uncertain future. The show must go on, however. Airtel recently announced that it is rolling out VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi) service in the country, starting from a select few regions. Now, Jio is joining...

Aukey debuts Omnia series chargers with up to 100W dual-port PD at CES 2020

Aukey has been in the charger business for a few years now, having carved its own space when it comes to wall chargers, multi-port charging docks, and power banks. At CES 2020, Aukey is launching its new Omnia series of Gallium Nitride-based wall chargers offering up to 100W charging through dual-port USB Power Delivery. Aukey's new...

[Update: Triple rear cameras and Live images] OnePlus 8 Lite leaked renders show OnePlus’ first mid-range phone in four years

OnePlus is going to have a busy 2020, as the company is preparing to launch more than its usual number of smartphones in the coming year. Renders of the OnePlus 8 were leaked even before the OnePlus 7T went on sale in a few regions, showing off its punch-hole curved display and triple rear camera...

[Update 3: Invisible Camera details and sketches] OnePlus will show off a concept product at CES 2020

OnePlus is gearing up for an eventful 2020. Everyone, of course, expects the Chinese company to launch the next OnePlus flagship pair; and we have already seen leaks of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, giving us a fair idea of what to expect. What really surprised everyone was the renders of the OnePlus...

OPPO plans to assemble 100 million smartphones in India in 2020

With the new year finally upon us, smartphone OEMs have begun sharing their vision and targets for the year. OPPO's plan for 2020 was to evolve and grow better as a brand beyond just smartphones, leveraging 5G as the driving force for these experiences. India also occupies a key position in this vision, as OPPO...

Goodix says mass production of LCD optical under-display fingerprint scanners will happen in 2020

Fingerprint scanners have really taken off in the past few years. What was once limited to only a few select smartphones, is now available on practically every smartphone. The technology behind the sensor has also improved and changed, with the newest trend being the inclusion of under-display fingerprint sensors. These under-display/in-display fingerprint sensors were found...

ZTE Axon 10s Pro 5G passes through TENAA with Snapdragon 865

OEMs are preparing to ring in the new year with releases centered around the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and its dual-mode 5G support capabilities. ZTE had already announced that it will contribute to the 5G bandwagon in 2020 with the ZTE Axon 10s Pro 5G, coming in with the Snapdragon 865 of course, along with the...

[Update: Rolling out to T-Mobile] OxygenOS 10 based on Android 10 released for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

Right after Google released Android 10 for the Google Pixel lineup and the Essential Phone, OnePlus joined the party with OxygenOS Open Beta 1 based on Android 10 for the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. This was followed up with the release of Open Beta 2 for the phones, fixing some of the...