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Samsung’s 5G Galaxy Z Flip shows up on TENAA with an overclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

Samsung clearly dominates the market of smartphones with foldable displays. After launching the horizontally folding Samsung Galaxy Fold last year, the Korean giant launched Galaxy Z Flip with a much smaller footprint and a vertically folding screen earlier this year. Despite being launched alongside the Galaxy S20 series, which is powered by the Snapdragon 865...

OPPO Find X2 launches in India with Snapdragon 865 for ₹64,990

The OPPO Find X2 and OPPO Find X2 Pro were launched internationally back in March 2020, bringing the best of OPPO's flagship technologies to the international community. The phones have a fair few highlights, like the 120Hz QHD+ AMOLED display, the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 65W SuperVooc 2.0 fast charging, a competitive camera system,...

Last year’s flagship parts make this year’s “flagship killers”

It's no mystery that 5G has a big impact on the prices of premium smartphones. Carriers see 5G as a marketing term they can tout even before it's actually widely available, resulting in manufacturers being pushed to include a feature not many people can use. 5G and the many components that are needed to support...

Vivo X50 series unveiled with a Gimbal Camera System, 120Hz display, and Snapdragon 865

Vivo has been steadily making inroads in a lot of key markets, including India and its home market China. The company has also been adding new products to its growing portfolio, with devices like the Vivo V19 in India and the Vivo iQOO Z1 in China, which is also the first device to run on...

Nintendo 3DS emulation: Official Citra for Android performance testing on the Snapdragon 865, 855, and 845

Citra, the most popular Nintendo 3DS emulator, was officially released for Android onto the Google Play Store last week, and its performance has been at the forefront of the conversation. I'm sure anybody who saw its release wondered whether they could play their favorite Nintendo 3DS games on their Android smartphone or tablet, so I've...

Red Magic 5G Gaming Review: Smartphone Gaming has Never Looked Smoother

Not too long ago, playing games on smartphones was just a casual affair. Games like Angry Birds or Candy Crush, which were simple games that required basic input, were dominating the market. If you wanted to play games with more complex mechanics and gameplay, you either get yourself a decent desktop or a console. Now, though,...

OPPO Find X2 Pro, Neo, and Lite are now available in Germany with free Bluetooth audio accessories as bonuses

OPPO was expected to debut its Find X2 series at the MWC 2020 trade show earlier this year. However, due to the rising COVID-19 concerns, the event was canceled and OPPO postponed the launch to a later date. The Find X2 and Find X2 Pro were then revealed early in March this year, with the...

The Motorola Edge+ flagship smartphone launches in India with a 90Hz curved display and Snapdragon 865 for ₹74,999

Motorola has been a pioneer in the mobile phone industry, shaping several trends such as the advents of handheld phones, sleek clamshell and candy bar phones, and even affordable yet powerful smartphones. Over the last decade, however, its popularity declined due to the competition from Chinese brands like Xiaomi, OPPO, or Vivo, especially in the...

Realme X50 Pro 5G Review – A Much-Needed Value Flagship Smartphone for 2020

The smartphone market has taken many unexpected turns in 2020 - and that's without getting into any of the ramifications of the currently-ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. We've seen the advent of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and the adoption of 5G drive flagship smartphone prices sky-high, with the most recent additions to the OnePlus lineup continuing...

Early Google Pixel 4a performance review compares the 2020 mid-range Pixel to the Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3 XL

If there wasn't a global pandemic to worry about, then Google would have held its annual developer conference, Google I/O, in Mountain View, California this week. At last year's I/O, Google unveiled its first-ever mid-range Pixel devices, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL. This year, we're expecting Google to follow-up with a new mid-range Pixel...

POCO F2 Pro with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 launches globally, starting at €499

The POCO brand had a very promising start in the form of the POCO F1. This device managed to awe value chasers by providing flagship-like performance at a small fraction of that price. Despite the popularity of the POCO F1, POCO went missing from the smartphone space for more than a year. But the brand...

The push for 5G may have unintentionally killed the “Flagship Killer” this year

In the early days of Android, smartphone wars amongst OEMs were solely about the spec sheet. Big numbers, fast numbers, many numbers -- it was all a race to the top. The idea of a flagship was to throw as many things as you could together and present it to the consumer at a price...