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 subjects in which he is interested are mobile processors, real-world UI performance, in-depth camera quality analysis, and many more. Contact him at [email protected]

Sony Xperia L4 is Sony’s latest attempt at the entry-level smartphone market

Sony has vacated large regions of the worldwide smartphone market, but it hasn't given up on releasing phones. The company's flagship Sony Xperia 1 and Sony Xperia 5 phones are due for a refresh. The rumored Xperia 1.1 and the Xperia 5 Plus will be launched via an online event after the cancellation of MWC...

The iQOO 3 is the first Snapdragon 865 phone that comes in both 4G and 5G models

It's time for the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 865-powered flagship phones to arrive in the market. The Snapdragon 865 is Qualcomm's 2020 flagship SoC, and it was announced in December. The first phones to be announced with the Snapdragon 865 were the Snapdragon 865 variants of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. Two days later, Xiaomi launched...

Download: OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro get OxygenOS Open Beta 9 with January 2020 patches and more

OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS Open Beta 9 for the OnePlus 7 Pro, its 2019 flagship smartphone. The last OxygenOS Open Beta for the phone, Open Beta 8, brought a one-handed mode and December 2019 security patches. This update enhances the one-handed usage for the dialer app and brings the January 2020 security patches....

[Update 2: Report retracted] Verizon reportedly won’t sell the Google Pixel 4a or Pixel 5

The struggles that Google has been facing with its hardware division have been well documented. Last year, it exited the tablet space, canceling the successor of the poorly received Pixel Slate. The Google Pixel lineup isn't doing much better. Despite multiple attempts, the phones haven't managed to sell well. Limited distribution aside, the sales numbers...

Android 11 tests individual left/right sensitivity options for gesture navigation

Android 11 Developer Preview 1 was released a few weeks ahead of schedule compared to Google's schedules for previous years. Google did this to enable developers to have more time to adapt to the changes. We have detailed the first developer preview's user-facing changes, its privacy-focused features, as well as new developer features. The download...

The OmniVision OV64C is OmniVision’s first 64MP image sensor

As we have explained before, the smartphone camera megapixel wars have resumed in full swing. In 2019, most mainstream lower mid-range, upper mid-range and affordable flagship phones opted to use some form of a 48MP Quad Bayer sensor. In 2020, it seems 64MP will be the new standard resolution for smartphone cameras. Both Samsung and...

Samsung begins mass production of 7nm and 6nm EUV chips at new EUV-equipped line

Samsung Foundry, a division of Samsung Electronics, has been going through tough times lately. At one time, it supplied chips for both Qualcomm and Apple, fabricating the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/821, Snapdragon 835, Snapdragon 845, and partly supplying the Apple A9. However, over the last four years, Samsung has lost both Qualcomm and Apple as customers,...

Google Pixel 4 gets a new increased touch sensitivity option in Android 11

Android 11 Developer Preview 1 was released today, and as expected, we have a flurry of activity going on. The download links are available for the Google Pixel devices and GSIs for other Android phones, and we have explained the installation procedure. We have detailed the new privacy-focused features as well as the new developer...

The next ASUS ROG Phone will come pre-loaded with Stadia

Google's Stadia is one of the most high-profile cloud game streaming services. Its competitors include NVIDIA's GeForce Now, Microsoft's Xbox Live, and Sony's PlayStation Now. The paid version of Stadia (Stadia Founders' Edition) launched in November 2019 for the Google Chrome browser, the Google Pixel phones, and any Chromecast-connected TV. It received its fair share...

Firefox releases an Android app for its VPN service

Mozilla Corporation, the organization that is primarily known for developing the free and open-source Firefox web browser, has been slowly releasing its own paid VPN service, known as the Firefox Private Network VPN, for more than a year now. It was launched as a full-device paid VPN service for Windows users, and now, Mozilla has...

Motorola says it has “full confidence” in the durability of the Razr’s foldable display

The Motorola Razr's launch has been a difficult one. It was announced in November, attracting a lot of hype because of its vertically folding flip phone nature. Motorola even had to delay the phone's release for a month because of increased demand. As soon as it went in the hands of reviewers, however, harsh realities...

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon X60 modem for flagship 5G smartphones

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon X60 modem for flagship 5G phones. The news comes almost exactly a year after the announcement of its predecessor, the Snapdragon X55 modem. The Snapdragon X60 is the third-generation 5G modem-RF system from Qualcomm, succeeding the Snapdragon X55, which in turn succeeded the first-generation Snapdragon X50. The company has also...