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Samsung will let you trade in two phones for its next-gen foldables

Smartphone manufacturers giving customers the option of trading in an old smartphone for one of their new devices isn’t new. But how about trading in two of them? Samsung seems to be molding a new strategy for the launch of its upcoming folding smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3. Instead...

Qualcomm partners with ASUS to make a phone for “Snapdragon Insiders”

If you ever wished to see a smartphone made by Qualcomm, your dream is coming true. Well, sort of. Qualcomm today announced the "Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders."  That’s a really odd name, but it gets a pass because it’s not directed at average users. Rather it’s meant for Snapdragon Insiders, a community of Snapdragon fans...

The OnePlus 9 seems to be throttling its performance in many popular apps

While camera and display haven’t always remained the strongholds of OnePlus, performance is one area where OnePlus phones have historically been quite good. So it came as a surprise when we learned that the company’s newest flagship, the OnePlus 9 Pro, isn't pushing the envelope of performance that we have come to expect from OnePlus...

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Plus brings faster CPU and AI performance to flagship phones

Qualcomm unveiled its latest flagship chip, Snapdragon 888, in December of 2020. Since its launch, the new chip has made its way to many flagship smartphones such as the Galaxy S21 series, Mi 11, ROG Phone 5, Xperia 1 III, and iQOO 7 Legend, to name a few. While Qualcomm previously launched a single flagship...

Xiaomi Mi 11 series: Here’s everything you need to know about Xiaomi’s 2021 flagship lineup!

A day before Qualcomm officially unveiled the Snapdragon 888, the company partially detailed the flagship SoC and confirmed the names of 14 OEMs who would launch devices with the new processor. Xiaomi was one of the manufacturers on the list, and the company teased the Mi 11 just a day after Qualcomm's launch event. A...

Leica’s first-ever smartphone is a rebadged Sharp Aquos R6

In the smartphone space, Leica is best known for its collaboration with Huawei. In the most recent memory, we saw the company providing its 7-element Summicron lens on the Sharp Aquos R6 that launched last month. Now, it’s stepping outside its comfort zone —camera lenses — to explore a whole new territory: making smartphones. That’s...

Red Magic 6R is Nubia’s latest beastly gaming phone with an affordable price tag

Nubia made headlines when it launched the gaming-focused Red Magic 6 series earlier in March. Three months later, the Chinese smartphone maker is adding a third model to the lineup with the launch of the Red Magic 6R. The Red Magic 6R has the same flagship-level hardware as the standard and Pro models but opts...

The successor to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 will have Arm’s new v9 CPU designs

Thanks to the ongoing global chip shortage, chip design firm Qualcomm is struggling to meet the demand for its premium-tier Snapdragon 888 chip, so they've resorted to launching products like the Snapdragon 860 and 778 in recent months. However, that doesn't mean they aren't still working on their next major chipset. We already know that...

ASUS ROG Phone 5: Everything you need to know before buying the gaming beast

The ROG range of products by ASUS is designed to facilitate serious gamers, and the ROG Phone aligns with this image. The ROG Phone is inarguably the most expedient gaming smartphone, featuring the most powerful chipset available for Android devices, RGB lighting, the highest refresh rate display on a smartphone, and a host of performance-enhancing...

Xiaomi’s Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro push OnePlus into a tough spot

Xiaomi recently launched the Mi 11X and the Mi 11X Pro in India. These two flagship killers were initially announced as Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro+ in China and are part of Xiaomi's crusade to conquer India's premium phone market as it has in the lower price segments. The Mi 11X series has the...

iQOO 7 series launched in India with 120Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 888 and 66W fast charging

iQOO, a sub-brand of Vivo, today launched its new iQOO 7 series in India. Since its inception, iQOO’s primary focus has remained its home country China, where it has launched multiple smartphones across different price ranges. However, the company’s global portfolio only contains one device: the iQOO 3, which launched in India last year. The...

Sony’s Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III have 120Hz displays, periscope cameras, and 3.5mm audio jacks

In an online event today, Sony unveiled two new Android smartphones with the launch of the Xperia 1 III (Xperia 1 Mark 3) and Xperia 5 III (Xperia 5 Mark 3). Both phones pack mostly identical hardware but differ in size. The Xperia 1 III leads the charge as a full-fledged flagship while the Xperia...