Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon X60, its next-gen 5G modem
Qualcomm is ready to release the third generation of its 5G modems. The Snapdragon X60 is based on the 5nm process and will improve upon the X55 in every way.
Google’s new file system can let you play Android games before they’re completely downloaded
Big games sometimes take a while to download and this can be unnerving if you just want to quickly test a new game or you don’t have a lot of time to spare waiting for a game to fully download so that you can play. Google appears to have thought of this as it is developing a new file system, called Incremental File System, which will allow a game to be launched before all the data for it has been downloaded to the device.
Samsung's next mid-range tablet has leaked alongside key specs
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) has leaked out entirely in a set of renders. It was accompanied by a list of key specs, which reveal the tablet's mid-range nature.
iPhone 9 to be released in the first half of 2020 as planned
We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about the Apple iPhone 9’s production delay due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. As we all know, Foxconn and other Apple suppliers have been struggling with opening doors and resuming production due to the public health crisis since last month and this has brought uncertainty when thinking about Apple’s March event.
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Normally priced at $200, the excellent Beats Powerbeats3 wireless earphones can be purchased for only $79.99 a pair today in brand-new condition with a 1-year manufacturer warranty included.
Reputable analyst expects Galaxy S20 sales to prove underwhelming
Samsung's Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra are unlikely to sell like hotcakes, according to expert Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, with one of the key factors being the permanently discounted Galaxy S10 lineup.
What to expect from Apple's upcoming spring event: iPhone 9, new iPads, more?
Apple traditionally holds a hardware-centric event in the spring, where accessories, tablets, and MacBooks get the spotlight, but this year, we might also get a new compact and affordable iPhone 9, the spiritual successor to the iPhone SE.
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Two of Mobvoi's slightly older smartwatches, the TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 are on sale on Amazon for a couple of days.
The LG K61 is equipped with a 6.5-inch FHD+ display, 2.3GHz octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, and either 64GB or 128GB expandable storage. There are four cameras on the back: 48MP main camera, 8MP super wide, 2MP macro, and 5MP depth sensor. Big 4,000 mAh battery keeps the lights on.
DEAL Expires in - 17h 3min Best Buy is having a blowout sale on select official Apple cases for new and old iPhones
If you're in need of an official protective accessory for the iPhone 11 Pro, Pro Max, XS, XS Max, 8 Plus, or 7 Plus, you should definitely check out this large selection of heavily discounted cases at Best Buy.
Don't hold your breath for an Instagram app for iPad
Instagram's CEO Adam Mosseri explained that his company doesn't plan to launch an iPad app anytime soon because they have other, more important things to work on.
Microsoft launches unified Office app for Android devices
Microsoft has quietly released a new Office app that combines all its editing apps – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Samsung has no immediate plans to sell the Galaxy Home Mini separately
We've just learned that Samsung has no plans to sell the Galaxy Home Mini, at least not in the immediate future.
LG intros new 2020 K series focusing on premium camera features
LG is one of the first companies that decided to go ahead with its roadmap and revealed a new lineup of mid-range Android smartphones – the 2020 K series.
AT&T continues its 5G expansion to 13 new markets
It looks like AT&T is expanding its 5G network to new markets every week. Early this month, the carrier added more than a dozen cities to its 5G service map and just a week ago another 13.
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Production reportedly begins on new Apple iPad Pro models
Apple has reportedly started production of its new iPad Pro models expected to be unveiled next month. The new iPad Pro models are expected to feature a triple-camera setup on the back.
Apple admits that the coronavirus has impacted iPhone demand and production
Apple made an official announcement today stating that the coronavirus will negatively impact the company's revenues for the fiscal second quarter. The virus is affecting iPhone production and demand.
Global carriers have a plan to deal with bans on Huawei 5G network gear
In order to protect themselves from the ban on Huawei equipment that has been imposed in several countries, carriers around the world are turning to the use of open-source software.
featured The Google "Pixel 5" was just mentioned for the first time
The Google "Pixel 5" name was just mentioned for the first time by a Google software engineer. It confirms Google has already begun work on its next-gen flagship and suggest Pixel 5 could be the final marketing name.
The OnePlus 8 Pro could sport IP68 water and dust resistance
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro could feature IP68 water and dust resistance, if a cryptic Tweet is anything to go by. These would be the first OnePlus-branded flagships to support the feature.
Beta version of popular Google app gets Dark Mode for all Android users
While Google has offered Dark Mode for the Google Search app on Pixel models running Android 10, last week it started rolling out the feature to all Android users with the beta version of the app.
featured updated The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Note 20 could come sooner than you think
Samsung could unveil a large Galaxy Z Fold 2 with Ultra Thin Glass and an under-display camera, as well as the Galaxy Note 20, as early as July, according to a very credible and prolific teenage leaker.
How addictive mobile games hack your brain to drain your wallet
Like many people my age, I've had a hard time letting go of a game. So I've been wondering: are games deliberately designed to be hard to quit? Are game developers using tricks to keep us playing for as long as possible?
featured With the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung finally nailed this one feature
The Galaxy S20 phones have many outstanding features but one change that flew under the radar is something I've been hoping to see for a while. And now it's time to show my gratitude.
poll So how do you find this Pixel 5 leak?
So, what do you think about that leaked Pixel 5 XL? Poll inside...
Galaxy S20, Plus and Ultra vs S10 battery life and charge times
Take a peek at the official Galaxy S20 vs S20+ vs Ultra battery life, size and charge times test that Samsung lists, and compare with the endurance of the S10 series.
Foldables schmoldables: meet the world's first (concept) phone with a slide-out screen
The world's first smartphone capable of seamlessly transforming into a tablet with the help of a slide-out screen has leaked in press-friendly renders, but it's most likely just a concept.
The Galaxy S20 series get RCS messaging on Windows 10’s Your Phone app
RCS will be brought to the Your Phone app in Windows 10, but only if you are using a smartphone from the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. The Your Phone app allows you to sync your Android smartphone with your PC to manage notifications, texts and calls from your desktop.
Galaxy Z Flip software update: Single Take photo mode
Samsung’s new smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip, has already been sold out in some markets, less than one week after it’s announcement at the Samsung 2020 Unpacked event. SamMobile is informing us that now the innovative foldable phone is receiving its first software update.
featured Sorry, but Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip doesn't make any sense in our modern smartphone world
The limited-edition Samsung Galaxy Z Flip looks cool, but with no front screen, a tiny battery and other limitations, it makes for a severely compromised phone that costs a ton of money...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus possibly coming soon
We have received information via Android Authority that yesterday, the tipster Digital chat station posted on the Chinese blogging website Weibo that there will most likely be a Snapdragon 865 Plus soon. According to a translation of the post, it is scheduled for Q3 this year. The tech specifications of the new chip should be available in about two months.
Motorola has an even cheaper big-battery phone than the Moto G Power in the works
The Moto G Power is already pretty affordable, at $250, but a Moto G Power Lite, aka G8 Power Lite, is apparently also in the works with an equally gigantic 5,000mAh battery on deck.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite review
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is a weird device. There’s nothing "lite" about it — it has the hardware of a 2019 flagship and it certainly holds its own as an upper-tier phone. You could say that it has been launched as a cheaper alternative to the Galaxy S20, but the fact is that Samsung is now selling the regular old Galaxy S10 phones, which are still quite nice in their own right, at discounted prices as well.
Apple's iPhone dominated India's premium smartphone segment in Q4 2019
The iPhone dominated the premium smartphone market in India during Q4 2019 with a market share of over 75%. It gave Apple an overall market share of 2%, its highest in years.
Microsoft's next low-cost Windows tablet is reportedly right around the corner
Microsoft is expected to unveil a budget-friendly Surface Go 2 tablet and a state-of-the-art Surface Book 3 laptop sometime "this spring", with a second-gen Surface Headphones announcement also possible.
Galaxy Z Flip repair prices are out, much higher than the Motorola Razr
Samsung released the price for a display replacement for the Galaxy Z Flip and it's quite high. However, people might get their Flips repaired much cheaper with some conditions applied.
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First cases of broken Galaxy Z Flips
It hasn’t been long since Samsung announced the new Galaxy Z Flip and we are already receiving some concerning information regarding its durability. As we reported yesterday, there was a case of a broken display after removing the care instructions film of the device. Apparently the user didn’t do anything other than close the phone when he heard the cracking sound and found out the display was broken. However, he received a replacement by Samsung right away.
With Android 11 nearby, LG G7 ThinQ receives Android 9 update on its last big US carrier
Sprint is the last major US carrier to deliver an official Android 9.0 Pie update to the LG G7 ThinQ, many months after everyone else and just a few months before Android 11 is released.
Huawei and Honor to hold press conferences despite MWC 2020 cancelation
Huawei and Honor have announced plans to hold press conferences on Monday, February 24. Both companies are expected to unveil new smartphones including the foldable Mate Xs.
The best Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra cases
We've picked some high-quality leather, rugged and silicone Galaxy S20 Ultra cases to protect your expensive new gadget in thin and thick.
featured updated Samsung Galaxy Z Flip vs Motorola Razr: Specs, size, features, and price comparison
Foldables are here to stay, and both Samsung so far is probably the only smartphone manufacturer to score a profit on the emerging niche with the revisited Galaxy Fold. Motorola, one the other hand, struck the nostalgia nerve of many with its foldable Razr flip phone. It seems that one flipped the switch over at Samsung, which quickly came up with its own foldable flip phone, the Galaxy Z Flip (codenamed Bloom), which will likely be unveiled on February 11 alongside the Galaxy S20-series...
New York gives up; state won't appeal decision in favor of T-Mobile merger
New York State Attorney General Letitia James says that the state will not appeal the decision made against it and 12 other state attorneys general last week by Judge Vincent Marrero.
featured No, Samsung did not lie about the display on the Galaxy Z Flip
The screen on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip might be fragile, but it is real glass despite what you see in the test conducted by durability YouTube channel JerryRigEverything.
The cancellation of MWC Barcelona came at a huge financial cost
With the Mobile World Congress trade show scheduled for next week in Barcelona cancelled due to the coronavirus, the GSMA is asking those in the mobile industry to help cushion the financial blow it will take.
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One of EE's best Black Friday SIM-only plans has returned. It offers 60GB of 4G data for just £20 per month alongside unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, and free roaming across the EU.
Google Maps could show political borders based on geographical location
Google Maps has taken these political issues more serious and has even created a dedicated team of employees called “disputed regions team” that handles these problems.
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Amazon and Best Buy offer a $200 discount on the Samsung Galaxy S10e, but if you don't mind activating the smartphone right away, you can save another $50.