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

Huawei announces the Mate 40 Series with the 5nm Kirin 9000

Despite all odds stacked against it, Huawei recently hosted its Smart Life event for 2020 where it unveiled a host of new devices. During the event, the company unveiled the new Huawei EyeWear II, FreeBuds Studio, Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT2, and the Huawei Mate 40 Series. The Huawei Mate 40 Series consists of 4...

Vivo enters the European market with the Vivo X51 5G and 3 other phones

Vivo is one of BBK Electronics' biggest smartphone brands by volume, and the company sells a lot of phones both offline and online in China, India, and several Southeast Asian countries. When Vivo launched the X50 series in China earlier this year, they promised to make the phones available internationally, a first for the Vivo...

Google details new features coming to Search, Lens, Maps, and Duplex

Google this year has made some big changes to Assistant, Meet, and its suite of productivity apps. Now, at the company’s Search On event on Thursday, Google detailed several changes coming to some of its other major services, including Google Search, Google Lens, Google Maps, and Google Duplex.Google Search Google said Search is making the biggest...

Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro with Snapdragon 865, 144Hz Adaptive LCD display, 5G launch in India

Until last year, Xiaomi had primarily been focusing on the budget segments with its value-for-money offerings in price-competitive markets like India. Earlier this year, Xiaomi changed its focus by separating the Mi and Redmi brands and launching its flagship Mi 10 (review) in the country. Xiaomi's biggest competitor in this price segment — OnePlus —...

Hands-on with Google Camera 8.0 from the Google Pixel 5

Google Camera offers one of the greatest experiences when it comes to smartphone photography. Even though the camera hardware has remained unchanged for several generations of Pixel smartphones, each new device gets new and exciting software features. With the recent launch of the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G, Google introduced several new Camera...

The OnePlus Buds Z are affordable true wireless earbuds with fast charging support

OnePlus has been making wireless audio accessories for a while now, but they've mostly been wireless earphones rather than the true wireless earbuds that are all the rage these days. Don't get me wrong: the OnePlus Bullets Wireless are great Bluetooth earphones, but some people would prefer to have a pair of truly wireless earbuds....

The OnePlus 8T debuts with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, OxygenOS 11, and 65W Warp Charge

It's Techtober, and that means its time for another T release from OnePlus. OnePlus usually releases a new flagship(s) in April every year with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, and they typically follow up with a minor refresh in the form of a "T" variant. Things are a little different this year, though. Even though...

Apple launches the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

At XDA, we have usually resisted covering Apple and iPhone launches. But the $2 trillion company is here to stay, and whether we like it or not, the iPhone dictates trends across the smartphone industry. Every single Android flagship, and even non-flagships for that matter, get a comparison against the iPhone. With Apple going in all...

Why the Google Nest Thermostat is a perfect way to start your smart home

Google is looking to a new generation of smart homes with the launch of its latest generation of Google Nest Thermostat. It marks ten years since the first (pre-Google) Nest Thermostat brought home automation to an audience beyond James Bond movie villains and offers more features at a lower price. Here’s everything you need to...

Hands-on with Night Mode in Google Camera Go: Democratizing Low-Light Photography

If there's one area Google's Pixel smartphones remain undefeated, it is definitely in camera software. Most of the magic in the Google Camera app happens on the software side. Even though the tech giant continues to use the same 12.2MP primary camera on its smartphones since the Pixel 2, the software algorithms backing the Google...

AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs with Zen 3 architecture officially unveiled

AMD has officially unveiled its all-new Ryzen 5000 series of desktop processors. Based on the new Zen 3 architecture, AMD is claiming its new lineup has the “Fastest Gaming CPUs in the World.” The new series is headed by the Ryzen 9 5950X, offering up to 16-cores with 32-threads and 72MB of cache. Now for those...

Future ARM big core CPUs will drop support for 32-bit apps

In May 2020, ARM announced its 2020 CPU lineup, consisting of the ARM Cortex-A78 A-series CPU core and the new ARM Cortex-X1 core, the first coming under the Cortex-X custom CPU program. The new cores haven't made their way to any shipping devices yet - users will have to wait for early 2021 to see...