Posts From Idrees Patel

Idrees Patel
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Idrees Patel is a smartphone enthusiast from India. He has been an Android user since the time he got the LG Optimus One in 2011. He has a bachelor's degree in Management Studies. The areas in which he is interested are mobile processors, real-world UI performance, in-depth camera quality analysis, and many more. Contact him at ip2unique@gmail.com.

MIUI 10 announced with a new Recents menu, AI features, and more

MIUI 9 was announced back in July 2017. The global version of MIUI 9 was launched in November, and since then, Xiaomi has slowly updated most of its smartphones with MIUI 9. MIUI 9 brought performance improvements, while the incremental MIUI 9.5 update also brought notification handling behavior in MIUI in line with stock Android....

Arm announces the Cortex-A76 CPU, the Mali-G76 GPU, and the Mali-V76 VPU

Arm is an important player in the mobile industry. The company's Cortex CPUs are used by all vendors in the Android SoC space, while its Mali GPUs are used by Samsung, HiSilicon, and MediaTek. For a few years now, Arm has had a tradition of announcing its new mobile products at TechDay. TechDay 2017 brought the...

Xiaomi launches the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and Mi 8 SE in China

At an event in China, Xiaomi has launched the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and the mid-range Mi 8 SE. The company has also announced MIUI 10, the next version of MIUI. Finally, the Mi Band 3 has been made official. The highlight of the event was the launch of the Mi 8. This phone...

Vivo X21 launched in India with in-display fingerprint sensor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC

Vivo is the fourth largest smartphone vendor in India. In March, the company launched the Vivo V9 in the country with a 6.28-inch notched display. This was the first smartphone to launch in India with the notch, but the choice to use the budget Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 system-on-chip meant that the phone did not compete...

OxygenOS 5.1.2 for the OnePlus 5/5T adds double tap to lock gesture, May security patches, and more

The OnePlus 6 is the latest OnePlus flagship phone, but that doesn't mean that the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T have stopped receiving updates. The phones recently received stable Android 8.1 Oreo, bringing them on-par with the OnePlus 6 in this regard. OnePlus has also continued to release Open Beta updates for both phones...

HTC U12+ is official: Snapdragon 845, Edge Sense 2.0, and quad cameras

After months of leaks and rumors, HTC has officially launched its new flagship smartphone: the HTC U12+. The phone is the successor of the U11+, which was a mid-cycle refresh of the U11. Most of the specifications of the device were already known thanks to a detailed specifications leak last week. In some ways, the HTC...

Nokia 7 Plus gets update in India to enable dual 4G VoLTE on both SIMs

HMD Global launched its 2018 smartphone portfolio at Mobile World Congress in February. The portfolio consists of the flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco, the upper mid-range Nokia 7 Plus, the lower mid-range/budget Nokia 6.1, and the entry-level Nokia 1 Android Go phone. All of these phones were launched in India last month, with the Nokia 8...

Chrome OS getting “Select All” in File Manager app for better tablet support

Chrome OS has received plenty of touchscreen improvements in the last few months. The story starts with the decline in popularity of Android tablets. Android tablets are nearly dead because of multiple factors, and Google now intends for Chrome OS to take up where Android had left off. To that end, we have seen the...

OnePlus 6 launched in India, price starts at Rs. 34,999

The OnePlus 6 was globally launched yesterday at an event in London. Regional pricing for India wasn't revealed at the event, because OnePlus had already scheduled a separate event in Mumbai, India, on May 17. At the Mumbai event, the company officially launched the phone in India, along with the Marvel Avengers limited edition. OnePlus has...

Samsung may supply ZTE and others with Exynos chips

Samsung's Exynos system-on-chips are used in many Samsung smartphones. For example, the international variants of the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ are powered by the flagship Exynos 9810 SoC. Up until now, the only external smartphone client to use Exynos SoCs has been Meizu. However, a Reuters report now states that Samsung Electronics is in talks with "several...

Xiaomi retains #1 spot in India thanks to the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5A

For years, Samsung led the Indian smartphone market as the company was the top smartphone vendor in the country. Local smartphone vendors such as Micromax tried but failed to overtake Samsung. Then, Xiaomi entered the Indian smartphone market in July 2014. In three years, the company overtook Samsung to become the largest smartphone vendor in...

Honor 10 launched internationally with a 5.84-inch notched display, Kirin 970, and dual cameras

On April 19, Honor, a subsidiary of Huawei, launched the Honor 10 in China. The international launch for the device was set on May 15 in London, and at an event on Tuesday, Honor officially launched the Honor 10 in international markets. The Honor 10 is Honor's latest flagship phone, coming five months after the launch...