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Samsung’s Galaxy A72 may have 5 rear cameras and launch next year

In the past, we’ve seen Samsung introduce devices with dual cameras, triple cameras, and even quad cameras. So, it was inevitable that the company would go the penta-camera route, which is apparently what it plans to do not with its flagship Galaxy S or Galaxy Note line but with next year’s Galaxy A72. According to Korean...

ROG Phone II update brings a new Armoury Crate design and TwinView Dock 3 support

ASUS ROG Phone II owners were treated to a new update earlier this week, and it features some nice additions, including the same Armoury Crate design that’s found in the ASUS ROG Phone 3. The Armoury Crate app is described as “the hub of all information and controls your gaming needs from your phone.” It’s the...

Google to update Play Store guidelines to make it harder to bypass the 30% fee

Google will reportedly get stricter with developers over in-app purchases, according to Bloomberg. The move is set to be announced next week and will surely upset some developers who have previously circumvented Google’s rules. Bloomberg’s report claims Google will issue updated guidelines that will clarify a requirement for apps to use Google Play In-app Billing service...

The new Zen Mode from OxygenOS 11 is now available for OnePlus phones on Android 10+

OnePlus debuted Zen Mode in OxygenOS alongside the launch of the OnePlus 7 series. Back then, the feature just aimed to help users put their phones down to help them focus on more important tasks. Over the years, the app has gained new features such as more duration options, daily reminders, zen challenges, and more. OnePlus...

Amazon takes on Google, Microsoft, and NVIDIA with new Luna cloud gaming service

In a bid to capture a slice of the steadily growing cloud gaming pie, Amazon today announced a new cloud gaming service called Luna. The service takes on similar offerings from Google, Microsoft, and NVIDIA, and gives users the option to play the latest games without any additional hardware requirements. Luna is currently available in...

Google Messages 6.7 prepares to let you automatically delete OTPs after 24 hours

A lot of tasks and services these days are tied either to an email account or our phone number to authenticate our identity before proceeding. As a result, we often get a load of OTPs (One Time Passwords) through the weeks -- for every time you log into the service on a new device, for...

HMD Global’s Nokia 7.3 leaks in high quality 3D renders

Nokia-branded smartphones, made by HMD Global, don't always offer the best value proposition, but they make for some amazing smartphones nonetheless. Earlier this week, HMD Global released the Nokia 8.3 5G, the company's first 5G smartphone which comes equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G system-on-chip, a near-stock build of Android 10, a 64MP quad rear...

Here’s when the Realme UI 2.0 beta based on Android 11 will roll out

Realme UI 2.0 was recently announced as the latest version of Realme's custom Android software. The new version of Realme UI is based on ColorOS 11, the latest version of OPPO's custom Android software built on top of Android 11. ColorOS 11 comes with several new features on top of Android 11, such as many...

The OnePlus 8T’s 4500mAh battery takes 35 minutes to charge with Warp Charge 65

OnePlus devices have been coming with some form of fast charging since 2016 when the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T were announced with Dash Charge as one of their headlining features. Dash Charge offered 20W wired charging speeds, which was fast at the time. Over the years, other companies started to catch up and...

Here’s our first look at the Google Pixel 5 in Green

We're nearing September 30th, which means that we're about to see what Google has in store with the Google Pixel 5, the company's latest and greatest smartphone. We already know that, despite Google's strategy in previous years, the Pixel 5 won't carry the flagship Snapdragon 800 series chip. Instead, it's going for the upper mid-range...

LG K62, K52, K42 bring MIL-STD-810G compliance to the mid-range

LG has been putting out devices with interesting value propositions lately. We just have to look at phones like the LG Wing, for example, with its unique, never-before-seen form factor. But LG's mid-range and budget devices, however, have generally been... well, fairly lackluster. It's not that they're bad devices, but there's nothing particularly exciting about them...