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Would you be sad if LG no longer makes phones?

With piling losses, Korean company LG is set to exit the smartphone business. While many of the people aware of the financial state of the company's smartphone business predicted this for a while, a recent report suggests the company will formally announce its departure from the smartphone industry on April 5th. As a pillar of...

What’s the next feature Samsung should add to its Galaxy A series?

Samsung's Galaxy A series has sold like hotcakes since its debut in early 2019. Despite the enormous number of options available in the smartphone market, Samsung's mid-rangers thrive on the brand's reputation, wide availability across the globe, and faster than ever software updates. With the recently launched Galaxy A52/A52 5G and the Galaxy A72, Samsung has...

What do you think of Qualcomm’s rumored Nintendo Switch clone that runs Android?

Gaming phones have usurped a major share in the market of handheld gaming devices. While brands like ASUS have gone as far as making gaming phones like the ROG Phone 5 that offer functionality similar to a gaming console, the Nintendo Switch has still stood at the top. Its ability to be used both as...

The ROG Phone 5 is unapologetically niche even among gaming phones, but I’m not complaining

ASUS has been making serious efforts to shape the smartphone gaming niche. Since launching its first ROG Phone in 2018, ASUS has added meaningful changes to the series. The focus of the ROG Phone lineup is to deliver a powerful experience for passionate gamers. Realistically, a smartphone cannot replace your gaming rig, but it can...

Would you like to see the Redmi K40 with Snapdragon 870 as the Poco F3?

Redmi's flagship killer K series delivers fantastic value for money. The third-generation in the series, i.e., the Redmi K40 lineup, including the Redmi K40, K40 Pro, and the K40 Pro+, was unveiled earlier this week. Despite flagship-grade specifications including 120Hz AMOLED displays, either Snapdragon 870 0r Snapdragon 888 high-end chipsets, and up to 108MP cameras,...

Are you also disappointed with Android 12 so far?

Google released the first Android 12 Developer Preview build earlier this week. To many of us who were expecting the major design overhaul seen earlier in the Android 12 leak, the first official release was quite underwhelming — despite a host of new improvements it brought to Android's functionality. Of course, this is just the...

What features do you want to see in Android 12?

Smartphone manufacturers around the world are on a quest to upgrade their phones to Android 11. Meanwhile, Google is moving on to the next version, Android 12, and might release the first Developer Preview later this month. But prior to its official release, leaked images from a document may have already given us some insight...

Discussion: What are your thoughts on the leaked Android 12 changes?

The first Android 12 Developer Preview is around the corner. While the stable release of Android is usually introduced in September each year, the Developer Previews see the light of the day much earlier. Even though there is no credible information about the release date, we do expect to see the first glimpse of Android...

Discussion: Do you want a waterfall display that’s curved on all sides?

Xiaomi just unwrapped its new smartphone concept with a display curved around all four edges. The new "quad-waterfall display" appears more conventional than the Mi MIX Alpha's fully wraparound design but only at first glance. The nameless phone features an 88-degree "waterfall" curve on the left and right of the screen and the top and...

Discussion: Has Samsung actually gotten good at software updates?

If you've been keeping watch these past few months, you'd have noticed that Samsung has been slaying it with its software updates. Besides working relentlessly to roll out the latest Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update to a wide range of flagships and flagship-killers, Samsung has also rewarded several mid-range devices with a similar treatment....

Discussion: What do you think will be the best processor for 2021’s flagship killers?

OnePlus spearheaded its way into the smartphone market by introducing a "flagship killer." Alien to the industry at first, the idea of a specs-heavy smartphone without some of the premium features hit home with many smartphone manufacturers, especially the ones seeking recognition in the premium segments of the market. Over the years, these flagship killers have...

Discussion: Should Samsung still launch a Galaxy Note this year?

Samsung announced the Galaxy S21 series earlier this week, putting all speculations and rumors to an end. With a radical design, improved performance, new camera features, and more, the Galaxy S21 series makes for an interesting package. But if there's one feature that is set to rewrite the fate of Samsung's flagship lineup, it is...