Category: Android News

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Everything and the kitchen sink Galaxy S20 Ultra

$ 1,400 at Samsung

Pros 100x Space Zoom Massive 5000mAh battery 5G support Up to 16GB of RAM 120Hz refresh rate display Cons Extremely expensive base price

The Galaxy S20 Ultra has a completely  [Read More…]

Three to switch on UK 5G in 66 locations by the end of February

With more to follow soon after!

What you need to know UK carrier Three is about to start its 5G rollout. 66 places will go live from the end of February. Three has more 5G bandwidth than any other UK carrier.

UK carrier Three is going to switch on 5G in 66 locations at the end of February, in several major cities and some fairly small towns as well.

As reported by TechRadar, Three is the last  [Read More…]

iQOO 3 5G India launch set for February 25

The flagship phone is said to offer several “industry-leading” features.

What you need to know The iQOO 3 5G has been confirmed to launch in India on February 25. Vivo’s iQOO sub-brand will be launching the phone on the same day in China as well. iQOO 3 5G will be powered by a Snapdragon 865 chipset and feature a quad-camera setup at the back.

Earlier this week, Vivo’s iQOO sub-brand had announced on Weibo that it would  [Read More…]

This new chip is the key to unlocking your phone’s faster Wi-Fi

Built with the new Wi-Fi 6E standard in mind.

What you need to know The Broadcom BCM4389 supports the new Wi-Fi 6E standard for faster, more reliable wireless connections in your home. It also includes a new Bluetooth 5 radio that claims better performance, battery life, and faster pairing times. This chipset is expected to make its way into smartphones launching later in 2020 and beyond.

A new chip by one of the world’s largest Wi-Fi chipset  [Read More…]

Report: Sony isn’t sure about the PS5’s price due to scarce parts

The PlayStation 5 is looking to be more expensive than the PlayStation 4.

What you need to know According to a new report, the PlayStation 5’s price could be in question due to difficult-to-obtain parts. The report also states that Sony wants to know the Xbox Series X price before committing to a price for the PlayStation 5. Right now, the PlayStation 5 allegedly costs around $ 450 to manufacture, though the retail price would be higher.  [Read More…]

OPPO Reno 3 Pro with 44MP dual selfie cameras to launch in India on March 2

Unlike the Chinese variant, the global Reno 3 Pro will not be 5G-enabled.

What you need to know OPPO has confirmed that the Reno 3 Pro will launch in India on March 2. The Reno 3 Pro heading to India will be slightly different compared to the Reno 3 Pro launched in China in December last year. OPPO says the upcoming Reno 3 Pro will be the world’s first phone with a 44MP dual hole-punch camera.

Chinese  [Read More…]

Galaxy Z Flip already sold out in stores, but you can still buy it online

Samsung had limited units of the Galaxy Z Flip up for sale at retail stores, and they’re already sold out.

What you need to know Samsung kicked off pre-orders for the Galaxy Z Flip, and the phone is already sold out at retail stores. Retail availability was every limited to begin with, and it looks like less than 10 units were available per outlet. You can still pre-order the phone directly from Samsung, but you’ll have to  [Read More…]

Google may finally add message reactions to its Messages app this year

The app may also let users doodle on images before sending them, similar to Google Duo.

What you need to know An APK teardown has revealed that Google is working on adding message reactions to its Messages app. Google Messages is likely to gain a new doodling feature as well. Both new features will likely be rolled out to users sometime later this year.

Google’s Messages app, with its easy-to-use interface and RCS support, is one of  [Read More…]

The Motorola RAZR is cool, but it doesn’t stand a chance against the Z Flip

Foldable done right Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

$ 1,380 at Samsung

Pros Display is made of ultra-thin glass More powerful specs Bigger battery with wireless charging Available with carriers and unlocked Lower price Cons Secondary screen is tiny Still a crease on the folding display

The Galaxy Z Flip is the newest folding phone to hit the market, and from what we can tell, it’s the better choice over the Motorola RAZR in virtually every single  [Read More…]

OxygenOS Open Beta 9 brings January patch and more to OnePlus 7 Pro

The dialer also gets some one-handed improvements.

What you need to know OnePlus is rolling out a new OxygenOS beta to OnePlus 7 Pros. The update brings with it the January 2020 security patch for Android. There are also a number of fixes and optimizations, as you’d expect.

Compared to the last open beta for OxygenOS, the Open Beta 9 currently rolling out to OnePlus 7 Pros is a little less exciting. While we got a brand-new  [Read More…]