MediaTek says that it won't sell 5G chips to Huawei illegally

Chip designer MediaTek says that it won't do anything illegal in order to supply Huawei with chips including rebranding TSMC chips and passing them off as its own.

1 min ago by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Amazon will reportedly hold a multi-day sales event in June with steep discounts

The sale will last for ten days apparently and involve discounts of at least 30 percent.

32 min ago by Anam Hamid,  0 comments
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Ting Mobiles is giving away three Motorola smartphones to PhoneArena users! Check how you can enter the giveaway inside!

May 20, 2020, 9:05 AM,  by Ting Mobile,  1 comment
OnePlus jacket design competition could be your ticket to the company's next launch event

The company wants you to create a design based on ‘We and OnePlus’ theme.

2 hours ago by Anam Hamid,  0 comments
featured Sony Xperia 1 II goes up for pre-order for real: here's everything you need to know

The extravagant Sony Xperia 1 II is finally officially up for pre-order in the US ahead of a July 24 release with free true wireless earbuds included... at certain retailers.

2 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
Google deletes anti-China app with 5 million installs

An app called Remove China Apps that listed the apps on a phone that originated in China has been deleted by Google after the title amassed a total of five million installs.

3 hours ago by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
Unlocked OnePlus 7T is no longer available on the company's official website

Only the T-Moble version of the phone is available at $100 off its launch price.

3 hours ago by Anam Hamid,  1 comment
Apple hopes lowering iPhone prices in China leads to a massive number of upgrades

Apple has cut the prices of its current iPhone models in China that are being offered by etailers like JD.com and Tmall by 13% and 6% for the iPhone SE. Apple seeks to get users of older models in the country to update.

5 hours ago by Alan Friedman,  1 comment

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Facebook now allows users to hide older posts

The latest Facebook update lets users hide their older posts published on the social platform that are no longer relevant for their audience, but are worth keeping.

7 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
DEAL T-Mobile customers get extended Stadia Pro free trial and other perks and gifts

The latest batch of T-Mobile Tuesdays freebies and perks might be the best one in quite some time, including three free months of Google Stadia Pro access.

8 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
AT&T's data plans are unlimited for HBO Max, not so for Disney+ or Netflix

Three streaming services walk into an AT&T store, and only one gets to use unlimited data for real.

9 hours ago by Daniel Petrov,  1 comment
featured Phones with fastest wireless charging

These are the phones with fastest wireless charging. Which fast wireless charger is the best one? Let's take a look...

10 hours ago by Victor Hristov,  8 comments
Mobile wallet transactions are estimated to grow by a staggering 50% this year

In this day and age, we are getting more and more accustomed to using technology for almost everything in our daily lives. Now, the ongoing pandemic froze the entire world for quite some time, and people are starting to rely on mobile wallet payments more than they ever did.

11 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  2 comments
featured Fastest charging phones

Which are the fastest charging phones in 2020? We look at all the fast charging tech used and how it differs between phone makers...

11 hours ago by Victor Hristov,  3 comments
DEAL Amazon has Samsung's high-end Galaxy Tab S6 on sale at an excellent discount

The newly released mid-range Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and the impending high-end Tab S7 and S7+ are not enough to reduce the appeal of this heavily discounted Samsung Galaxy Tab S6.

12 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  4 comments
Microsoft Remote Desktop for iPhone and iPad gets long-awaited update, mouse and trackpad support

After over a year of no updates, Microsoft finally refreshes its Remote Desktop app, adding support for iPadOS features and more.

12 hours ago by Radoslav Minkov,  1 comment
  popular These iPhones may be updated to iOS 14 on release, supported device list leaks

Apple may update to iOS 14 all iPhone and iPad models that got iOS 13, from iPhone 6 and up.

13 hours ago by Daniel Petrov,  19 comments
featured PhoneArena Battery Test Results

A summary of the battery test results for all the phones that go through our PhoneArena battery testing...

13 hours ago by Victor Hristov,  20 comments
Apple Stores close again, as iPhone looters get this tracking warning

Check out the Apple Store anti-theft tracking system in action on a looted iPhone 11 as protests force many of them to close again, shortly after coronavirus reopening.

14 hours ago by Daniel Petrov,  4 comments
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 release date has been revealed

One of the world's most successful and affordable fitness trackers is getting a new iteration on the exact same date as the Mi Band 4.

15 hours ago by Radoslav Minkov,  1 comment
  popular An app turns your Galaxy S20 Ultra or Note 10 Plus into night vision goggles

Check out how to introduce night vision to your Galaxy S20+, Ultra, S10 5G or Note 10+... sort of.

15 hours ago by Daniel Petrov,  4 comments
OnePlus Z 5G benchmark seems to confirm excellent SoC and insane RAM count

The impending mid-range OnePlus Z 5G handset appears to have been benchmarked with a more than respectable Snapdragon 765G SoC and an outright mind-blowing 12GB RAM count in tow.

15 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  6 comments
Certification confirms the upcoming Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone will support 45W charging

Recently, a lot of rumors have been circulating in regards to an upcoming gaming smartphone, made by Lenovo. We know that Lenovo excels at making gaming laptops and PCs, so we are excited to see what the company can do in the gaming smartphone niche.

16 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  1 comment
Huawei patents show futuristic under-screen camera smartphones

The Chinese giant has filed patents for two smartphones last year, showing curved-edge displays with under-screen cameras.

16 hours ago by Radoslav Minkov,  7 comments
DEAL Apple's fully unlocked iPhone XS Max is on sale at massive discounts in brand-new condition

In theory, you have a month to score an unlocked iPhone XS Max in brand-new condition at $700 and up with a full 1-year warranty included, although Woot's latest deal is likely to expire far sooner than that.

17 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
featured Google's giant mistake allows some Pixel 4 XL users to install the first Android 11 beta

Google's boo boo allowed at least two Pixel 4 XL users to install the first Android 11 beta on their phone. Originally scheduled for May, the official release has been pushed back twice and at this time there is no official release date.

yesterday, 9:30 PM by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
OnePlus 8 Pro owners report major video streaming bug

OnePlus 8 Pro owners are reportedly facing a streaming bug where content cannot be played in HD from a number of popular streaming sites, including Netflix. The issue is apparently caused by a software bug in Widevine, a popular DRM platoform.

yesterday, 6:52 PM by Eugene Jeong,  1 comment
Google is letting you know that its Duo app has a major FaceTime feature

Google is promoting the fact that its Duo video chat and messages app has end-to-end encryption matching the FaceTime video chat app offered on iOS by Apple. This means that only the sender and recipient of a Duo chat or message can decipher it.

yesterday, 6:24 PM by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
iPhone shipments could have reached record levels in Q1 2020 were it not for COVID-19: Gartner

The firm says the smartphone industry witnessed its worst decline ever in Q1 2020. Samsung, Huawei, and OPPO faced a double digit slump.

yesterday, 3:51 PM by Anam Hamid,  6 comments
DEAL Amazon brings the unlocked LG G8 ThinQ back down to its all-time low price

Instead of waiting for the arguably overpriced LG Velvet to reach the US, bargain hunters might be better served by purchasing last year's LG G8 ThinQ at a massive discount.

yesterday, 3:39 PM by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
featured See the new features that Google Pixels are receiving today

Google released the monthly security update today along with functional patches for the Pixel line and the quarterly update that brings new features to the Pixel phones.

yesterday, 3:34 PM by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
Google releases new features for some of its Android apps

If you own an Android smartphone, you'll be getting a handful of nifty features in the coming months.

yesterday, 3:23 PM by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Amazon is making Alexa even more powerful with a slew of new features

Amazon announced a host of new features that are now available in Alexa or will be in the coming weeks.

yesterday, 2:52 PM by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Google reveals new software improvements coming to Pixel smartphones

Announced earlier today, the next update for Pixel phones will add Adaptive Battery improvements, a new bedtime feature in the Clock app, and some personal safety features.

yesterday, 2:32 PM by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
DEAL Expires in - 3w 3d Withings offers sweet discounts on various Steel HR smartwatch models

Withings is running a sale on many of its Steel HR smartwatch models, so if you're looking for such a device, now would be a good time to check out the company's online store.

yesterday, 1:48 PM by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Pandora's Modes feature is coming to a genre-based station

Introduced one year ago, Pandora's Modes feature that allows users to fine-tune their radio experience with just one click is coming for the first time to a genre-based station – Qmunity.

yesterday, 12:55 PM by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Update to Pinterest makes shopping on the app a "snap"

Pinterest has added a new feature that allows users to take a picture from a phone's camera or their camera roll and look for related products available for sale from Pinterest merchants.

yesterday, 12:49 PM by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Gimbal camera-touting Vivo X50 Pro to be available internationally

The Vivo X50 series will not be confined to China. The specifics surrounding its international release are not known yet.

yesterday, 12:15 PM by Anam Hamid,  3 comments
Pixel Buds 2 complaints mount, with Google refunding some users

A growing number of users are reporting connectivity issues. Some had their buds replaced, only to experience the same issue again.

yesterday, 10:59 AM by Anam Hamid,  0 comments
featured Why metal phones are gone and battery life's a compromise: an interview with Huawei's lead designer

We sit down for a talk about the present challenges and future advancements in phone design possibilities with the lead designer of Huawei's P-series and the experimental Mate line.

yesterday, 10:03 AM by Daniel Petrov,  17 comments
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