Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui 1754 posts

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]

Huawei P40 and P40 Pro complete spec leak suggests Leica-branded Ultra Vision camera, and more

Huawei is gearing up to launch its upcoming flagship P40 series through an online-only event on March 26, 2020. We are just a few days away from the launch, and in typical fashion of product launches, we already have a good idea of what to expect from the event. Huawei will be taking to stage...

OnePlus tests a new forced dark mode for more apps in OxygenOS

System-wide Dark Mode has been one of the highlight features of Android 10. Dark mode had been a long-requested feature from the Android community, especially from AMOLED smartphone users. Several app developers had independently adopted Dark themes for their apps prior to Google's adoption; but with the rollout of Google's system-wide dark mode, many others...

Scrapped Essential Phone 2 and 3 get shown off by a former Essential designer

Essential jumped onto the smartphone scene in 2017 with the Essential Phone PH-1, riding on the reputation of its founder, Andy Rubin, better known for co-founding Android. The company got to release only one smartphone, before it was unceremoniously shut down in February 2020. This came as a surprise to a fair few people, as the...

Redmi K30 Pro to come with 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, 8K video recording, Dual OIS

The Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro is coming to China on March 24, 2020, and Redmi has already begun its slew of device teasers which detail various aspects of the device in the run up to its launch. The Redmi K30 Pro will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, as...

OnePlus experimented with a marble OnePlus 7T, but you can’t buy it

The OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro were launched back in May 2019, and while we are still a month and half away from completing a year from that launch, reports suggest that the government is gearing up for a device announcement on April 15, 2020. While we wait for OnePlus to make an...

[Update: Launching on 26th March] Realme to launch new Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A smartphone series

Realme intended to enter 2020 on a high, and the company has ensured the same by launching several smartphones within Q1 2020 itself. We've witnessed the likes of the Realme X50 Pro flagship, as well as the Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro to handle duties in the early-mid-range, as well as the launch of...

OPPO Find X2 Pro certified as a YouTube Signature Device

YouTube recently launched a new Device Report website, where phones that can provide best-in-class YouTube experiences are listed down. These phones are listed after "rigorous testing", and the team at YouTube also works with the manufacturers to improve video playback performance. Considering how integral YouTube has become to the smartphone experience of the average user,...

Redmi K30 Pro to come with AMOLED HDR10+ display, Game Turbo 3.0 with voice changer

Xiaomi has launched the mid-range Redmi K30 series in China with a 120Hz high refresh rate LCD, Snapdragon 765G, and a 64MP Sony IMX 686 primary camera. But defying their own tradition from the Redmi K20 series, there was no "Pro" variant to be found. There was evidence that another Redmi device was incoming with...

Samsung Galaxy M21 with 6,000mAh battery, 20MP front camera launched in India

Samsung has a very wide portfolio of smartphones to offer across the entire smartphone price spectrum. But despite the offerings, the company does not always manage to successfully capitalize on certain segments of the market. For instance, Samsung smartphones lagged behind in the online commerce segments as they failed to keep up against the likes...

OnePlus unveils new logo as part of its brand visual identity refresh

OnePlus was established back in December 2013 by Pete Lau and Carl Pei. The then-startup grabbed everyone's attention in April 2014 with the OnePlus One, the original flagship killer, a phone that offered flagship-level specifications at half the price of flagships. While OnePlus has evolved its product strategy over the years and moved past the...

Xiaomi launches its first Wireless Power Bank in India for ₹2,499

Xiaomi commands a respectable chunk of the Indian smartphone market, but the company is more than just smartphones. The Chinese company also makes some very enticing smartphone accessories and smart home ecosystem products, all of which have contributed towards making Xiaomi a much more recognizable brand in India. Xiaomi also sells a few different power...

[Update: Zoom Edition confirmed] Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition, Redmi Note 9, and Redmi 10X 4G names found in MIUI 11

There are a handful of established players in the smartphone market; and thanks to how releases have worked out in the past, we have now fallen into a predictable pattern of releases. Every year few months, these established players release another iteration in their successful product lines, cashing in rightfully on the hard-earned goodwill from...