Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

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]

Spatial launches its VR meetings app on Facebook’s Oculus Quest store

Virtual Reality has fallen off interest cycles, with the conversation leaning towards the more beginner-friendly Augmented Reality. But with 2020 being largely shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be worthwhile revisiting VR and the potential for influence it has for our lives. Spatial is a company that made headlines at CES 2020 for its...

These are the best cases, covers and skins for the OnePlus Nord

The OnePlus Nord was announced last month with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, 90Hz display, and a quad rear camera setup at an exciting starting price of ₹24,999/€399. The phone has made its way into the hands of reviewers and users alike, and it's likely to be one of the most recommended smartphones for its price range....

Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro with up to 65W SuperDart Charge launched in India

Realme has tasted varying degrees of success in the smartphone markets of China, India, Southeast Asia, and even Europe. The brand entered the market just about 2 years ago with the Realme 1. Since then, the company has gone on to launch several phones in quick succession across several markets. The Realme 6 and Realme...

Qualcomm is bringing 5G to budget smartphones with new Snapdragon 4-series chips

5G connectivity is finally seeing mainstream adoption in 2020 as more and more smartphones and mobile SoCs add support for the next generation of telecommunications technology. The push for 5G has been very widespread in recent months, although some key markets may not have consumer 5G ready until next year. Nonetheless, that hasn't stopped chip...

PUBG Mobile, APUS Launcher, Baidu, ShareSave by Xiaomi and 114 other apps banned by Government of India

Following up on the ban of 59 apps, including TikTok and Mi Community, in India in June 2020, and then another 47 apps in July 2020, the Government of India has now banned 118 more apps, including some big names like PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite, APUS Launcher, Baidu, AFKArena, ShareSave by Xiaomi, GO SMS...

OnePlus Nord now supports Google AR Core

The OnePlus Nord was announced in July 2020 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, 90Hz display, and a quad rear camera setup at an exciting starting price of ₹24,999/€399. The phone has made its way into the hands of reviewers and users alike, and the reception for the smartphone has largely been positive so far. OnePlus has...

[Update: POCO M2 teaser] Xiaomi Redmi 9 could launch under the POCO brand in some markets

POCO has evolved into an independent brand in markets like India, but it continues to share resources with Xiaomi across several key sectors like Product R&D. This is the reason why devices launched after POCO's rebirth have been rebranded Xiaomi/Redmi devices. For instance, the POCO X2 (phoenixin) launched in India is a rebranded Redmi K30...

Redmi 9A with MediaTek Helio G25 SoC launched in India for ₹6,799 (~$93)

Xiaomi is flooding the Indian market with Redmi 9 variants, offering users key choice options at a wide price level. The barrage started with the Redmi 9 Prime (rebranded global Redmi 9), followed by the Redmi 9 (rebranded Redmi 9C). Now, we have the Redmi 9A, which thankfully does not add to the confusion as...

Google rolls out Chrome OS 85 with Wi-Fi Sync, simpler settings, and a mic slider

Chrome OS is the main USP of Chromebooks, riding upon a perennially-connected internet ecosystem to offer users the OS experience. While the upstream Chromium OS is open-source and can be compiled from the source code, Chrome OS is only available pre-installed on hardware from Google manufacturing partners. As such, you do need to rely on...

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 732G and confirms it’s coming to a POCO phone

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 and 730G were announced back in April 2019. Since then, the two SoCs have been featured in a number of key mid-range devices, including the Mi Note 10 Lite, POCO X2, Realme X2, Motorola One Fusion+, and the Google Pixel 4a. Most of these devices target the comfortable mid-range segment, or...

Samsung launches the Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable for $2000, on sale September 18

Earlier last month at Unpacked, Samsung teased the Galaxy Z Fold 2 to the world. This is the next generation of the Galaxy Fold series, one of Samsung's most controversial device series in recent memory. After it's original launch in April 2019 and a 6-month delay, Samsung finally managed to release it. It quickly became...

ZTE announces the first smartphone with a camera under the display: the Axon 20 5G

ZTE has been teasing the Axon 20 5G for a few weeks now. It's understandable for the company to heavily push this new device because it's the first commercial smartphone that brings under-display camera technology to consumers. While we already had a fair idea of what to expect from the device, ZTE has finally officially...