XDA News In-Depth

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

The Redmi Note 11T Pro makes its way to the Indian market as the Redmi K50i

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 11T Pro and Redmi Note 11T Pro Plus in China this May. The devices offered 144Hz high refresh rate LCD panels and MediaTek's Dimensity 8100 chipset at an affordable price, making them great picks for budget-conscious mobile gamers. Xiaomi has now brought one of these devices to the Indian market...

Qualcomm’s new chips for wearables promise 2x higher performance and 50% better battery life

Last week, Qualcomm shared a cryptic teaser hinting at a new chip for Wear OS smartwatches. Today, the company has officially announced the new Snapdragon W5 Plus Gen 1 and Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chips for wearables. Qualcomm claims that its latest SoCs for next-gen wearables focus on extending battery life, improving performance, decreasing the...

The Oppo Reno 8 series reaches the Indian market with some noteworthy changes

Oppo has finally brought its latest Reno series devices -- the Reno 8 and the Reno 8 Pro -- to the Indian market. We got our first look at the devices earlier this year in May, after which the company launched the phones in China. Now, Oppo has launched the devices in India, but the...

iOS 15: Everything you need to know about Apple’s latest update for the iPhone

WWDC is Apple’s annual event with a major emphasis on showcasing its software advancements. What this means is every year at WWDC, we get our first glimpse of the new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and all of Apple’s apps and services. In 2021, Apple announced iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 along with macOS Monterey...

These are some of the best Prime Day deals on Amazon Fire tablets

Prime Day is as good a time as any to splurge on Amazon devices. Except right now, you can buy a bunch of them at a discounted price. If you've been eyeing a Fire tablet for yourself or to give to your kids, then Amazon has a bunch of them on sale right now. You...

After much fanfare, the Nothing Phone 1 is finally here

Nothing's hype train has finally reached its destination, and the company has unveiled its first smartphone -- the Nothing Phone 1. The device features a striking design with a transparent back panel with unique LED illumination, a dual-camera setup, flat edges, and a large display with a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera. On the inside,...

Ubisoft to disable online services and DLC activation for some of its older games, even if you bought them full price

If you're a fan of some older Ubisoft titles, it might be worth taking a look at your back catalog and downloading some of those games while there's still time. The company has announced that come September 1st, 2022, a number of its titles will no longer be able to access the internet. That means...

Apple releases iOS 16 beta 3 to registered developers, here’s what’s new

Apple revealed iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura during its main keynote of WWDC22. This year, the iPhone got a lot of love -- particularly when it comes to its Lock Screen. Gone are the days of all iPhone Lock Screens looking almost identical. Users can now change the font, add widgets, and set...

The ROG Phone 6 series is here to dominate the gaming smartphone space once again

Asus' ROG Phone line has dominated the gaming smartphone segment for the last few years. The devices are known for offering top-of-the-line performance, excellent battery life, impressive speaker output, and an expansive suite of extra features that enhance users' gaming experience. Last year's ROG Phone 5 series even made the cut on our list of...

The new Xiaomi 12S Ultra aims to take smartphone photography to a whole new level

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra was undoubtedly one of the best Android phones from last year. It offered top-of-the-line hardware at a relatively affordable price point, making it a great alternative to flagships from Samsung and OnePlus. Due to this, we have been eagerly waiting for its successor ever since Xiaomi debuted the Xiaomi 12...

Arm introduces second-generation Armv9 processors, plus a ray-tracing GPU

After debuting the brand-new Armv9 architecture last year, Arm has just announced the second generation of Armv9 CPUs, spearheaded by the new Cortex-X3 flagship CPU, alongside the Cortex-A715 and a revised Cortex-A510. Additionally, the company introduced its first-ever flagship GPU, the Immortalis-G715, complete with support for hardware-level ray tracing. These new components also power Arm's...

Poco’s latest affordable flagships offer high refresh rate displays, powerful SoCs, and 67W fast charging

Xiaomi's sub-brand Poco launched two new affordable flagships today -- the Poco X4 GT and the Poco F4. As we highlighted recently, both models are rebranded Redmi phones featuring the same hardware, but with some minor changes on the camera front. The Poco X4 GT is a rebranded Redmi Note 11T Pro (Chinese variant), featuring MediaTek's...