Ordering a new Apple iPhone? Expect a short delay before it arrives

The coronoavirus is forcing consumers to wait longer than normal to receive their newly purchased iPhones with delays in the U.S. and U.K. running as high as eight days for some models, up to 11 days in Taiwan.

1 min ago by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
DEAL Here's how you can get Samsung's excellent Galaxy A50 mid-ranger for free

The sleek and respectably powerful Samsung Galaxy A50 can be yours right now for the low, low price of $0 with either an 18-month Sprint Flex Lease or 24-month device payment plan.

31 min ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
Will Oppo's new phone beat the Galaxy S20's zoom?

Oppo's Find X2 Pro series reportedly offers, a new, cutting-edge zoom system. The handset will apparently use a periscope zoom system to offer 60x hybrid zoom

3 hours ago by Eugene Jeong,  3 comments
To combat coronavirus, Samsung borrows from Papa John's playbook

To combat the effects of low in-store traffic in South Korea due to the coronavirus, Samsung has launched a delivery service in some parts of the country that allows consumers to test a Galaxy S20 device for 24 hours.

3 hours ago by Alan Friedman,  4 comments
Google's new Pixel Buds go up for preorder

B&H Photo recently listed the new Pixel Buds on their site in the Clearly White variant. As expected, the pricing is at $179 for the earbuds and their matching charging case, which charges via USB-C or wireless charging.

3 hours ago by Eugene Jeong,  4 comments
DEAL Expires in - 5d 23h Buy the Huawei P Smart (2019) from Virgin and get a free Nintendo Switch

Receive a free Nintendo Switch when you purchase a Huawei P Smart (2019) with a 24-month contract at Virgin UK. The offer is valid until February 24th.

4 hours ago by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
Samsung wins contract for the new Snapdragon X60’s production

World’s famous chip manufacturer, Qualcomm, has just announced the Snapdragon X60, a next-generation 5G modem that could have faster network speeds. Now, Reuters has brought to our attention an important contract made between Samsung and Qualcomm concerning the production of the new X60 modem chips. This contract is useful for Samsung for gaining chip manufacturing market share against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (the TSMC).

6 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  5 comments
poll Would you buy a Galaxy S10 in 2020?

The Galaxy S10 line is still for sale as a sort of a compromise. Their prices have been dropped a bit, but do you think they are worth buying in 2020?

6 hours ago by Preslav Kateliev,  10 comments

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Messaging app, accused of espionage, removed from Google Play for a second time

ToTok, an Emirati chat app, was accused of espionage and removed from Google Play and Apple’s App Store back in December. However, Google had reinstated the app in January only to remove it again recently. Initially, the allegations regarding the messaging app were brought to light by the New York Times, which published a report indicating that the app was actually a spying tool.

6 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
Foldable display breaking saga continues: Moto Razr’s turn

We received information from The Verge that a Moto Razr, in possession of Input, is having an terrifying screen issue. Apparently, the top layer of the display is separating from the screen, causing an enormous air bubble right at the hinge of the phone. Input’s Raymond Wong first spotted the issue in their Moto Razr, which was with them for a little over a week.

6 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  7 comments
Coronavirus outbreak will hurt all major smartphone vendors except Samsung... for now

Several new reports are going into detail on the current and expected coronavirus outbreak impact on the smartphone market, with all major vendors besides Samsung likely to see their sales numbers take big hits.

6 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
The stunning difference between 120Hz and 60Hz displays: Galaxy S20 vs S10

Here's why the Galaxy S20-series is so much smoother than your conventional smartphone.

7 hours ago by Peter Kostadinov,  17 comments
Future OnePlus and Oppo phones could feature custom chipsets

Future OnePlus, Oppo, and Realme smartphones could replace Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets with in-house alternatives. The move could take several years, though, as Oppo says it's a long-term investment.

7 hours ago by Joshua Swingle,  2 comments
featured Here's why Galaxy Z Flip's folding glass display cover is still protected by a plastic film

The firm behind the Galaxy Z Flip's folding display top speaks up on the "it's not glass cover, it's plastic film" controversy, explaining why the 8" Fold 2 will use the same setup.

8 hours ago by Daniel Petrov,  20 comments
DEAL Apple's iPhone XS is on sale at an irresistible price in a 512GB storage variant

Normally priced at a whopping $1250, Apple's 512GB iPhone XS can be purchased for as little as 600 bucks by both new and upgrading Sprint customers with no strings attached.

8 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
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.

9 hours ago by Georgi Zarkov,  3 comments
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.

10 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  1 comment
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.

10 hours ago by Joshua Swingle,  2 comments
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.

10 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
DEAL Expires in - 5h 50min Apple's Beats Powerbeats3 wireless earphones are on sale at a crazy low price (brand-new)

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.

10 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
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.

11 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  17 comments
LG K41S

The LG K41S is the cheapest of the K series. The phone is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core processor, coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage. The quad-camera setup on the back includes the following: 13MP main camera, 5MP super wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor. A 4,000 mAh battery keeps the lights on.

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LG K51S

The LG K51S has a 2.3GHz octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage. Apart from the fingerprint sensor, the backside features four cameras too: 32MP main camera, 5MP super wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor. There's also a 13-megapixel camera in the front and a 4,000 mAh battery inside.

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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.

12 hours ago by Peter Kostadinov,  0 comments
DEAL Expires in - 1d 5h Save 20% on these TicWatch smartwatches at Amazon

Two of Mobvoi's slightly older smartwatches, the TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 are on sale on Amazon for a couple of days.

12 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
LG K61

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.

12 hours ago
DEAL Expires in - 5h 50min 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.

13 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
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.

13 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
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.

14 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
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.

14 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
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.

15 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  6 comments
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.

yesterday, 11:30 PM by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
DEAL Apple iPhone 7 32GB drops to just $200 in prepaid deal

These days, the price of a brand new Apple iPhone 7 ranges between $350 and $400, but prepaid carriers offer one for just $200 if you're willing to switch to one of them.

yesterday, 11:16 PM by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
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.

yesterday, 8:57 PM by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
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.

yesterday, 4:57 PM by Alan Friedman,  4 comments
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.

yesterday, 3:20 PM by Alan Friedman,  4 comments
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.

yesterday, 2:18 PM by Joshua Swingle,  15 comments
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.

yesterday, 12:48 PM by Joshua Swingle,  6 comments
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.

yesterday, 12:23 PM by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
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.

yesterday, 11:38 AM by Adrian Diaconescu,  34 comments
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?

yesterday, 9:45 AM by Nick Todorov,  16 comments
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.

yesterday, 9:31 AM by Georgi Zarkov,  25 comments
poll So how do you find this Pixel 5 leak?

So, what do you think about that leaked Pixel 5 XL? Poll inside...

yesterday, 9:31 AM by Preslav Kateliev,  12 comments
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.

yesterday, 9:28 AM by Daniel Petrov,  3 comments
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.

yesterday, 9:17 AM by Adrian Diaconescu,  13 comments
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.

yesterday, 9:16 AM by Iskra Petrova,  2 comments
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.

yesterday, 9:11 AM by Iskra Petrova,  0 comments
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...

yesterday, 9:10 AM by Victor Hristov,  53 comments
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.

yesterday, 9:03 AM by Iskra Petrova,  5 comments
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