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The LG V60 ThinQ is launched with the 5G Snapdragon 865, triple rear cameras, and Dual Screen attachment

We have been hearing about LG's next flagship smartphone, the LG V60 ThinQ, for a while now. LG was scheduled to launch the phone at MWC 2020, but after the cancellation of the event, the company has decided to announce the device via an online press release, skipping on holding an event at a later...

iQOO 3 launches in India with Snapdragon 865 in both 4G and 5G variants

If you aren't familiar with iQOO, we wouldn't blame you. About a year ago, Vivo started selling premium gaming smartphones in China under the iQOO sub-brand. iQOO-branded smartphones spent most of 2019 staying within the Chinese market, but Vivo decided to expand the iQOO brand into India, where it will operate as a separate brand...

Honor launches the View 30 Pro and 9X Pro globally

Mobile World Congress was scheduled to happen this week, but it was sadly canceled. We were expecting to see a lot of announcements from the show, but even though it isn't happening, some companies are still following through with their plans. Huawei already shared a few announcements of their own earlier today, and now it's...

Huawei announces the foldable Mate XS and MatePad Pro 5G tablet for global markets

MWC 2020 has been canceled, but that isn't stopping companies from making announcements this week. We didn't quite know what to expect from Huawei and it turns out they have announced their next foldable, the Mate XS, and the MatePad Pro 5G tablet. Both devices have been known for some time, but they have seen...

Sony launches the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 10 II with 21:9 displays, triple rear cameras, and 3.5mm headphone jacks

After the cancellation of MWC 2020, Sony decided to announce its new products via an online announcement on February 24. The day has now arrived, and the company has now revealed its new flagship Sony Xperia 1 II (pronounced as Xperia 1 "Mark 2") and the mid-range Xperia 10 II smartphones. The Xperia 1 II...

Realme X50 Pro launches with the Snapdragon 865, 65W SuperDART charging, 90Hz display, and more

Realme is growing rapidly and within two years of spinning out of OPPO as an individual brand, the company has not only captured a big share of India's smartphone market but also in other parts of Southeast Asia and Europe. Fourth biggest brand by the volume of shipments in India, Realme is also the seventh-largest...

Over 400K private WhatsApp group invite links are exposed to search engines

WhatsApp is one of the most widely used messaging platforms on the planet. Just this month, the company announced they had passed 2 billion users. Like with other messaging platforms, WhatsApp group chats are a popular way to communicate with your family or groups of friends, colleagues, or Internet strangers. Users can invite others to...

[Updated] Google may turn Android 11’s Power Menu into a Control Center for home automation shortcuts

When Google released Android 11 Developer Preview 1 yesterday, we found mostly surface-level changes in our initial hands-on. It seems that Google will once again leave the bulk of the user interface changes and new features for a public beta after an announcement at Google I/O 2020. However, we discovered several in-development user interface tweaks...

Google is testing new double tap gestures on the rear of Pixel phones to launch Camera, Assistant, and more on Android 11

Google released the first Android 11 Developer Preview yesterday, and I've spent a few hours going through the update on my Pixel 2 XL to search for any changes I can find. We've already found a lot, but as always, there's more hidden in the code that's just waiting to be uncovered. While looking through...

TicWatch Pro 2020 is Mobvoi’s latest Wear OS smartwatch with 1GB RAM and a dual display

There are a few companies still dedicated to pumping out Wear OS smartwatches. One of those companies is Mobvoi, who has released some of the best devices the platform has to offer. Mobvoi released the TicWatch Pro in 2018 with premium specifications and some clever tricks. Last year, the company released an LTE version of the...

[Update: India availability] Samsung Galaxy Z Flip announced with 6.7-inch foldable display, Snapdragon 855+, and more

In 2019, Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola kicked off the foldable phone craze with the Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, and Motorola Razr, respectively. Each of these 3 phones approached foldable smartphone design in different ways, with Razr's arguably being the most intuitive as it's a throwback to the iconic clamshell design. The Motorola Razr's uniqueness...

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...