Posts From Pranob Mehrotra

Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra 659 posts

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

Honor 9X Pro with Kirin 810 and Huawei AppGallery launched in India

Huawei's sub-brand Honor first unveiled the Honor 9X series in China all the way back in July last year. Earlier this year in January, the company launched the Honor 9X in India, alongside the Honor Magic Watch 2 and Band 5i. However, at the time the company didn't launch the more-premium Honor 9X Pro in...

Vivo V19 with Snapdragon 712 and 33W FlashCharge 2.0 launched in India

Owing to the lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in India, several smartphone OEMs had previously postponed new smartphone launches in the country. But with the recent lockdown relaxation, manufacturers have once again started launching new devices in the market. In the past few weeks, we've seen several new devices...

The OPPO Reno4 may have just leaked with a camera design like the LG Velvet

Towards the end of last year, OPPO launched the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro in China. These new mid-range devices from the company featured MediaTek's Dimensity 1000L and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G, respectively. However, the international variants of the devices that were launched earlier this year in March featured completely different specifications. Instead of the Dimensity 1000L...

POCO X2 Development Update 2: AOSP Custom ROMs are flourishing

Xiaomi's sub-brand POCO made a comeback earlier this year with the launch of a new mid-range device called the POCO X2 (review). Shortly after its launch, POCO sent out a couple of units of the POCO X2 to custom ROM and kernel developers in a bid to kickstart third-party development for the device. Developers on our...

Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition with Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G launched in China

Following the launch of the Snapdragon 768G earlier today, Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi has now officially unveiled the Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition in China. The latest device in the Redmi K30 series is nearly identical to the original Redmi K30 5G, which was launched in China late last year. The Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition...

EMUI 10.1.0.121 rolls out for the Huawei P40 with camera improvements and a new Huawei Assistant setting

Huawei launched its flagship Huawei P40 series earlier this year in March. The devices launched with the company's custom Android skin — EMUI 10 — based on Android 10. However, due to the trade ban imposed on the company by the U.S. government, the smartphones shipped with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and the Huawei AppGallery...

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 768G mobile platform, an overclocked Snapdragon 765G

At the Snapdragon Tech Summit in December last year, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G chipsets, alongside its flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC. The premium mid-range chips were manufactured on a 7nm EUV process from Samsung and were the first SoCs from the company to feature an integrated 5G modem (the Snapdragon X52). Much...

Tasker 5.9.3.beta.5 helps you customize all the settings on your phone and automatically freeze apps

Tasker is the most popular automation app for Android and for good reason. The app allows you to create Profiles that automatically trigger based on certain conditions to execute Tasks and it offers a wide variety of plugins that can help you automate pretty much anything you can imagine. On top of that, the developer...

Strange bug swaps the L/R audio channels for some OnePlus users using wired headphones

An increasing number of OnePlus users are reporting a strange bug on their devices that swaps the left and right audio channels while using wired earphones. While bug seems to primarily affect OnePlus 7 series devices, there are reports that go back as far as the OnePlus One. As Android Police points out, the reports don't have...

Microsoft launches Bing Wallpapers to bring beautiful images daily to your Android device

While Windows Mobile may have lost the race to Android, Microsoft is far from giving up on the mobile platform. Over the last couple of years, the company has released a number of successful apps, both on Android and iOS, that address several shortcomings on both the platforms. Some of these apps, including ones from...

PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 adds sandstorm weather effects to Miramar, Cheer Park, and a bunch of other changes

PUBG Mobile kicked off Season 12 for the game with a major update earlier this year in March. The update (v0.17.0) marked the return of the Hardcore Mode, along with new features and improvements to the Classic Mode. Now, the game is receiving yet another massive update which packs in some more noteworthy changes. According...

Xiaomi teases the Redmi K30 5G “Speed Edition” with the unannounced Snapdragon 768G

Back in December last year, Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi launched the Redmi K30 5G in China. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, the Redmi K30 was the company's first 5G-enabled smartphone and it packed in a couple of other noteworthy features, like a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary camera, a 120Hz high refresh rate display, 30W fast...