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 [email protected]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro & Xiaomi Mi A1 get a taste of Android Pie

Android Pie's source code was uploaded to AOSP last week after the roll-out of official updates for the Google Pixel/XL and the Google Pixel 2/XL. It meant that the development community could now start its work on porting Android Pie to third-party devices. Users can of course choose to wait for official updates, but that's...

Xiaomi launches the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus with a 10.1″ display, Snapdragon 660, and a 8,620mAh battery

The Xiaomi Mi Pad series of affordable tablets has always provided great value in terms of specifications and pricing. Availability of the Mi Pad series can be an issue as Xiaomi tends to sell them mostly in China, but they remain the go-to choice for buyers looking for an affordable Android tablet that does not have outdated...

Vivo Y81 launched in India with 6.22-inch notched display and MediaTek Helio P22 SoC

The budget and lower mid-range price segments in India are quite competitive right now. With phones such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, and the Realme 1, it's difficult for other companies to undercut the established competitors in this market. With the launch of the Vivo Y81 in India,...

OPPO R17 specs reveal 6.4″ notched display and in-display fingerprint scanner

We recently made a comprehensive list to track upcoming and unreleased phones by major vendors. OPPO is due to launch at least four new phones: the OPPO F9, OPPO F9 Pro, OPPO R17, and the OPPO R17 Pro. The company has been teasing the OPPO F9 Pro for a while, and specifications of the OPPO...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro drops flash sale model to become available 24/7

It's been a long time, but Xiaomi India has announced that finally, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is available 24/7 in India. To recap, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (device code-name: whyred) was launched in India back in February. It launched in China and other markets as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual...

Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1 3GB RAM variant, and Nokia 5.1 now available in India

HMD Global officially announced the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, and the Nokia 5.1 in May. The phones are the successors to the Nokia 2, Nokia 3, and the Nokia 5 respectively. They slot in above the Nokia 1 Android Go entry-level phone and below the Nokia 6.1. The company's smartphone lineup gets a bit more...

Xiaomi Mi 3, Xiaomi Mi 4, & Xiaomi Redmi 4X get Android Pie (Android 9) ports

Google released Android 9 Pie for the Google Pixel/XL and the Google Pixel 2/XL last week. The latest version of Android comes with significant improvements including a new gesture navigation system, a new Material Design theme, Digital Well-being, privacy and security improvements, and more. In terms of updates, the Essential Phone is the only third-party...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 pre-orders now open in India; price starts at ₹67,900 ($983)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was officially launched on Thursday at an event in New York. At the event, Samsung revealed pricing and availability details for the US, UK, and EU markets. The company traditionally chooses to hold a separate event for the Indian launch of its flagship phones, but this time, Samsung has chosen...

HTC U11/U11+/U11 Life (Android One) & U12+ confirmed to get Android Pie

The stable version of Android 9 Pie was officially released on Tuesday for the Google Pixel/XL and the Google Pixel 2/XL. On the same date, Essential rolled out the Android Pie update for the Essential Phone. The OnePlus 6 is currently on Android Pie beta 3, while the Nokia 7 Plus just received Android Pie...

OnePlus 6, Xiaomi Mi 8, Galaxy Note 9, & more are YouTube Signature Devices

Earlier today, Samsung stated that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a YouTube Signature Device at the Unpacked event. YouTube has now launched a new Device Report website, where the company lists phones that have a best-in-class YouTube experience. The company states that its teams conducts "rigorous testing," and it also works with manufacturers to...

Xiaomi launches Poco brand in India, Pocophone F1 could be its first phone

Last month, we exclusively reported the details of a new Xiaomi flagship, code-named "beryllium," that was headed for India and other international markets. The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 was then leaked, and we speculated that the beryllium and the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 were the same products. Then, the phone's pricing details for Europe were leaked. Most...

OPPO R15 Neo specs reveal 6.2″ notched display & 4230 mAh battery

In March, OPPO launched the OPPO F7 in India. The company then launched the flagship OPPO Find X in July with a motorized camera and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip. Since the last few days, the company has been teasing the OPPO F9 Pro with a small notch and VOOC charging. Now, a MySmartPrice report...