featured The Galaxy S21 (S30) could ship without a charger like the 5G iPhone 12

Samsung is planning to remove chargers from smartphone boxes in the future. The decision could be applied next year to the flagship Galaxy S21 (S30) before being applied to the rest of its smartphone lineup.

yesterday, 7:03 AM by Joshua Swingle,  24 comments
Verizon 5G network coverage map: which cities are covered?

Verizon was one of the first US carriers to launch a 5G network, but it's coverage is limited to select spots in a handful of cities...

yesterday, 6:09 AM by Victor Hristov & Mariyan Slavov,  12 comments
Amazon's Alexa voice assistant gets a long overdue feature on Android and iOS

iPhone and Android smartphone users can finally activate Amazon's Alexa digital assistant without using their hands, although they still need a little help from Siri or Google Assistant.

yesterday, 5:47 AM by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments
featured Versus: For and against Apple's "no charger in the box" plan

Apple is rumored to make the controversial decision to not include a charger in the box of the upcoming iPhone 12. People are divided about it and so are we. Time for another Versus!

yesterday, 5:02 AM by Peter Kostadinov, Georgi Zarkov,  46 comments
Dish remains committed to splashing the cash on additional T-Mobile 5G spectrum

After years and years of hoarding wireless spectrum with no apparent intention of using it, Dish wants to spend an extra $3.6 billion on even more 5G spectrum currently owned by T-Mobile.

yesterday, 4:15 AM by Adrian Diaconescu,  4 comments
Google Duo update further enhances support for group calls

Google Duo is now getting an update that will further increase the group call capacity to 32.

yesterday, 3:57 AM by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Instagram rolls out pinned comments to everyone

Starting today, Instagram announced that the ability to pin comments is now making its way to all users on all compatible platforms.

yesterday, 3:17 AM by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
DEAL Apple's AirPods with wireless charging case go back down to their lowest price ever

Normally priced at $199, Apple's second-gen AirPods with a bundled wireless charging case are available for 50 bucks less than that yet again, most likely for a limited time only.

yesterday, 2:22 AM by Adrian Diaconescu,  0 comments

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yesterday, 2:01 AM by PhoneArena Team,  25 comments
U.S. is considering a ban on popular short-form video app TikTok

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the other day that the U.S. is considering a ban on TikTok and other Chinese social media apps for fear that they spy on Americans and send this information to Beijing.

2 days ago, 10:54 PM by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
It's official! Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G unveiling to take place August 5th

Samsung has officially announced that that the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will both be unveiled on August 5th starting at 10 am ET. The event will be live streamed at Samsung.com.

2 days ago, 8:28 PM by Alan Friedman,  6 comments
New useful feature being tested for Android version of Google Maps

Google is apparently testing the inclusion of traffic lights on Google Maps. The icons are small but get bigger while the user is navigating. This is a feature already found on Apple Maps.

3 days ago, 6:40 PM by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Apple iPhone 12 5G packaging render gives you a clue about what's missing from the box

A render of the insert that will reportedly be used in the retail box of the Apple iPhone 12 series has no room for the EarPods or a charging brick exactly as Ming-Chi Kuo predicts.

3 days ago, 5:24 PM by Alan Friedman,  9 comments
Boost Mobile launches new LG and Samsung smartphones

Following its acquisition by Dish, Boost Mobile announced it will launch three mid-range smartphones from LG and Samsung.

3 days ago, 4:12 PM by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Upcoming Apple HomePod update could add a long-awaited feature

A new HomePod beta software suggests that Apple is actively working to bring the much-needed feature to its smart speaker.

3 days ago, 3:52 PM by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
First Snapdragon 865 Plus powered phone is reportedly landing on July 22

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 and it's launch date is pretty much confirmed.

3 days ago, 3:23 PM by Anam Hamid,  1 comment
The cheapest Nokia smartphone is now eligible for Android 10 Go Edition upgrade

The latest Nokia smartphone to receive the highly-anticipated Android 10 update is also the cheapest launched by HMD Global – Nokia 1.

3 days ago, 3:00 PM by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
Apple turns to UV to help iPhones find proximate models to share data with

Apple today received a patent from the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) for a way to check the distances of proximate iPhone models in order to share data and files with them.

3 days ago, 12:53 PM by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
Tipster says all Galaxy S21 (S30) variants will come with an Exynos chip

Apparently, the Snapdragon 875 will indeed be a lot more expensive than the Snapdragon 865 and it's use would result in an price increase.

3 days ago, 12:44 PM by Anam Hamid,  13 comments
Microsoft acquires software company to work on Android for Surface Duo and successor Surface Duo V2

Microsoft is apparently pretty serious about smartphones this time.

3 days ago, 11:34 AM by Anam Hamid,  4 comments
Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 now available in Haze Crush Silver color

Samsung announced today that Galaxy A51 and A71 can be had in silver, although availability will vary by region.

3 days ago, 11:23 AM by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
Here are the impressive OnePlus Nord 5G camera details in full

The mid-range OnePlus Nord 5G handset is expected to come with a quad rear-facing camera system composed of a 48MP primary shooter, 8MP wide-angle lens, 5MP macro sensor, and 2MP portrait cam.

3 days ago, 9:49 AM by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Best wired earphones for iPhone (with Lightning connector)

Find the best wired earphones for your iPhone. We have compiled a list for you with great earphones for comfort and awesome music experience with your iPhone. Check them out!

3 days ago, 9:28 AM by Iskra Petrova,  6 comments
How to switch to Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile and keep your number

People often get stuck with their phone carriers due to a number of reasons that don’t allow them to break the habit.

3 days ago, 9:21 AM by Mariyan Slavov,  4 comments
New codec will shrink video file sizes by 50%, drastically improve streaming

The new H.266 video standard will bring massive improvements, developers promise.

3 days ago, 9:11 AM by Georgi Zarkov,  4 comments
Motorola just announced its first budget 5G phone — the Moto G 5G Plus

Motorola's first budget 5G phone has a 90 Hz screen, massive battery, competitive price-tag. Launches in the EU

3 days ago, 9:09 AM by Preslav Kateliev,  7 comments
featured Blind Camera Comparison: Mystery Flagship Phone Edition!

Which phone takes the best photos? We have three of the finest camera phones out there, but we won't reveal which ones are they. We have removed all information about the images, and we leave only the image quality to speak for itself and for you to vote for your favorite...

3 days ago, 8:53 AM by Victor Hristov,  28 comments
Kuo: Apple's nixing of the EarPods and charger in the iPhone 12 box is bad news for AirPods 3 sales

Will 2020 break all AirPods sales records? Famed Apple analyst Minch-Chi Kuo predicts that the AirPods 3 will be like the Pro internally and as design, but won't sell nearly as well in 2021 as AirPods will in 2020 - you know, empty iPhone 12 boxes and all.

3 days ago, 8:17 AM by Daniel Petrov,  4 comments
Samsung is preparing yet another tablet with a flagship chip... from 2018

In addition to the high-end Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, Samsung has a mysterious new member of the mid-range Galaxy Tab A family in the pipeline powered by the Exynos 9810 SoC and 4GB RAM.

3 days ago, 8:07 AM by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 latest updates add Galaxy S20 features

Two of Samsung's most recent mid-range smartphones that are also available in the United States, the Galaxy A51 and A71 have just received important updates that add several Galaxy S20 features.

3 days ago, 7:17 AM by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
featured updated This could be what the 5G Google Pixel 5 series looks like

Alleged renders of the 5G Google Pixel 5 series have leaked. They reveal a familiar design characterized by a square camera bump on the rear and a punch-hole display up front.

3 days ago, 7:14 AM by Joshua Swingle,  24 comments
HTC posts its best revenue result in eight months ahead of 5G smartphone release

HTC is alive and kicking, preparing its long overdue 5G smartphone debut while improving its revenue total to the highest monthly level since October 2019.

3 days ago, 6:59 AM by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
New evidence suggests LG will launch cheaper 5G smartphones in 2020

For those of you who consider the LG Velvet 5G too expensive for what's under the hood, we have new information that proves the smartphone maker is working to bring to the market cheaper 5G solutions.

3 days ago, 5:29 AM by Cosmin Vasile,  4 comments
The 5G iPhone 12 2020 models will mark Apple's complete transition to OLED screens

Will any of the 5G iPhones of 2020 feature an LCD display, or any future iPhone, for that matter?

3 days ago, 5:26 AM by Daniel Petrov,  4 comments
Samsung defied the coronavirus to somehow boost its overall Q2 profit

Samsung expects its Q2 2020 consolidated operating profit to register a healthy increase compared to both Q1 2020 and Q2 2019, despite COVID-19 hardships reflected in shrinking sales.

3 days ago, 5:25 AM by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Samsung's new UV light phone sterilizer comes in time for the next coronavirus wave

Disinfect your phone, earbuds, glasses and other accessories with Samsung's new UV sterilizer.

3 days ago, 5:06 AM by Daniel Petrov,  2 comments
DEAL Best places to get Samsung Galaxy S20 on sale right now

Samsung's latest trio of flagships is understandably quite popular. The phones came at prices higher than usual, but now you can find them cheaper without much effort. Here are all the current Galaxy S20 series deals.

3 days ago, 5:02 AM by Georgi Zarkov,  0 comments
Samsung's next bendy phone to land as Galaxy Z Fold 2, is a bi-folder in the cards?

Samsung to fold all its bendy phones under the Z-series with the launch of the Galaxy Fold 2.

3 days ago, 4:21 AM by Daniel Petrov,  0 comments
  popular Verizon disappoints, AT&T surprises, and T-Mobile shines in new 5G speed tests

A comprehensive new analysis of 5G speeds in Manhattan highlights the benefits of T-Mobile's "layer cake" strategy while surprisingly ranking AT&T well ahead of Verizon in mmWave performance.

3 days ago, 3:20 AM by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
NCC certification includes new pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

NCC certifications has brought us some new pictures of the Tizen-powered timepiece and its charger. The watch could be introduced as soon as July 22nd and includes several health-related features.

3 days ago, 3:09 AM by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
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