News In-Depth

News articles that go more in-depth than the typical news briefing.

Here are the countries using Google and Apple’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing API

SARS-CoV-2, also known colloquially as just the coronavirus, has wreaked havoc across the world. Many countries shut down large parts of the economy in order to contain the spread of the virus. As countries reopen their economies, many health experts fear a "second wave", ie. resurgence, of COVID-19. To prevent a second wave, public health...

Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Fold 2 with full screen display, customizable hinge, UTG

The Samsung Galaxy Fold will be remembered for giving birth to the consumer-ready foldable smartphone category. The phone was massively hyped leading up to its launch, for good reason too, but it met with an unfortunate set of events that forced Samsung to take the product back to the drawing board. Samsung returned with some...

Samsung officially launches the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, its latest flagships

After months of leaks of specifications and renders, the moment is finally upon us. At Samsung Unpacked 2020 – held online-only due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year – Samsung has finally taken the wraps off five new devices: the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy...

Galaxy Tab S7 Unveiled – Samsung’s answer to Apple’s iPad Pro

At its second Galaxy Unpacked event of the year, Samsung officially unveiled its latest flagship Android tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+. These two tablets represent the best of what Samsung has to offer, which makes them the de facto best Android tablets on the market since, apart from...

[Update: August 5 builds] Download the MIUI 12 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices

The latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android skin - MIUI 12 - is finally here. The company has dropped the curtain yesterday, alongside the Mi 10 Youth Edition launch event in China. Compared to MIUI 11, the stable version of which was released less than six months ago, MIUI 12 brings in a slew of...

Download: MIUI 12 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices

MIUI 12 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so a MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. The first batch of devices to receive the MIUI 12 stable update...

Huawei Mate 40 leaked renders show massive circular camera bump and waterfall display

Despite many setbacks, Huawei is still pushing forward with new smartphone launches. Last year, the company launched the Huawei Mate 30 series, the first smartphones from the company that, as a direct result of U.S. trade sanctions, didn't ship with Google Mobile Services preloaded. With the Mate 30, Huawei doubled down on packing impressive camera...

Google’s mid-range Pixel 4a smartphone announced at a price of $349

Following months of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Google has finally unveiled its 2020 mid-range Pixel smartphone, the Google Pixel 4a. We've been anticipating the launch of this device since it first leaked all the way back in December, and Google is finally ready to show off the device that'll compete with the Apple...

Black Shark 3S with 120Hz refresh rate display, Snapdragon 865 launched in China

Over the last couple of days, several smartphone OEMs have launched their latest and greatest gaming smartphones. ASUS unveiled its ROG Phone 3 and ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition, Lenovo launched the much-awaited Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, and Nubia launched the Red Magic 5S. Adding on to the list of new gaming smartphones, Xiaomi-backed Black...

Google Camera 7.5 corroborates Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, hints at Audio Zoom, expanded Social Share, and more

The latest version of the Google Camera app for Google Pixel smartphones, version 7.5, started rolling out last night. We decompiled the APK to see if we could find any clues about upcoming Pixel camera features, and we found a few noteworthy features. We also discovered more evidence that there won't be a Pixel 5...

Report: Huawei overtook Samsung in Q2 2020 to become the #1 smartphone vendor

The Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), which both the Huawei and Honor smartphone brands are part of, has achieved incredible growth in the last few years. The Chinese technology giant is a major player in not only its home market of China but also in certain markets in Europe and other parts of Asia. The...

The next OnePlus Nord could have the new 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor

OnePlus is finally making more affordable smartphones once again under their new "Nord" brand, and they just launched the first OnePlus Nord device in Europe and India last week. The new OnePlus Nord has a 6.44" FHD+ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G for a starting price of ₹27,999...