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Exclusive: This is Motorola’s Next 5G Phone with a Curved “Waterfall” 90Hz Display

Motorola recently celebrated the success of its Moto G line, and later this month at MWC 2020, the Lenovo-owned company will introduce 3 new devices to the Moto G line. Alongside the new smartphones in the Moto G series, Motorola is also expected to launch two new high-end smartphones. Motorola notably hasn't launched a flagship...

Source: Here are the Moto G Stylus specifications and stylus features

Motorola just celebrated selling 100 million total Moto G smartphones since the first Moto G was announced back in 2013. The Moto G line has expanded significantly since its initial debut and with the 7th generation, the company released 4 different smartphones in the series: the regular, Play, Power, and Plus. In late 2019, Motorola...

Everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung’s Galaxy S line of Android smartphones is inarguably the company’s most popular smartphone lineup. This year, Samsung will be launching the 11th Galaxy smartphone but will be taking a break with its naming convention -- so instead of Galaxy S11, we will be getting the Galaxy S20. With Samsung Unpacked 2020 coming up next...

Motorola prepares to launch the Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power with the Snapdragon 665 and Android 10

The Motorola brand we all know and love has faced a tough time in the market in recent years thanks to the rapid rise of Chinese value brands. However, the Lenovo-owned company has managed to revitalize its mobile business thanks in large part to strong offerings in the G and E lines. Moto's G line...

Exclusive: Quick Share is Samsung’s alternative to AirDrop for Galaxy phones

Competition is huge in the phone industry, as we all know. Previously, the competition used to be restricted to hardware and who could have the best hardware, but we've progressed from that era. The area of real competition now is with software, and the software experience can now make or break purchase decisions, as companies...

Exclusive: Leaked Samsung Galaxy S20+ Hands-on confirms 120Hz display, ultrasonic under-display fingerprint scanner, and no headphone jack

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is Samsung's next mainstream flagship series, and all eyes are set on the top Android OEM for its biggest guns yet. We know that Samsung is skipping over the Galaxy S11 moniker in favor of "Galaxy S20", and we have brought to you other leaks detailing some of the upcoming...

Exclusive: Here are the new camera features in the Samsung Galaxy S20+

Next month, Samsung will be launching the new smartphones in its Galaxy S line up. Previously believed to be the Galaxy S11, we now know that the devices will be called the Galaxy S20 series. Thanks to a series of images shared with us by an anonymous source, we got our first real-world look at...

Exclusive: Download some of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Wallpapers

The Galaxy S20 is launching in just a few weeks. A lot of information about the phone has leaked, but that doesn't mean everything. For example, the wallpapers. We usually don't see those until the official renders leak or the device launches. Luckily, we have access to a few of the wallpapers launching with the...

Exclusive: This is the Samsung Galaxy S20+

The next major smartphone launch event for Samsung, Samsung Unpacked 2020 is just a few weeks away. On February 11th, Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S20 trio of flagship smartphones as well as a new clamshell foldable smartphone. As we approach the launch event, we've already seen a few live images of the alleged...

[Update 2: Leaked Renders] The Motorola One Hyper may have a pop-up camera and mid-range specs

Full-screen smartphones with pop-up displays are all the rage these days. The concept was first introduced with the Vivo Apex last year, and back then, it looked truly futuristic and out of this world. Nowadays, though, it seems normal to us, with devices from different manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei, and even Samsung employing...

How Google is taking control of Gesture Navigation in Android 10

After experimenting with button-based gesture controls in Android 9 Pie, Google went back to the drawing board to improve the fluidity and one-handed use of Android's gesture navigation. With Android 10, Google arrived at a solution that's visually like iOS: a gesture bar that can be swiped up to go home or swiped left or...

Google requires new Android devices with Type-C ports to not break USB-PD compatibility

Charging has seen massive improvements in smartphones, at least on the Android side of things. Companies are pushing charging solutions that deliver 50W, 65W, and even 100W of power. These fast-charging technologies reduce the need for huge batteries, though I would argue they still don't excuse companies packing smaller batteries on new smartphones. The biggest...