Tag Archive: Smartphones


AC Podcast 473: Crrowd; Best-selling smartphones; LG Velvet

Marton Barcza is here to talk about his new app, Crrowd. It’s a community for crowd-sourced tech reviews and questions you might have about a gadget. He also chats with Daniel and Jerry about the best selling Android phones and why they aren’t necessarily the ones that get the most press coverage.

They discuss what it will take for MediaTek to rise up as a true competitor to Qualcomm, a delay of the next Android 11 public beta,  [Read More…]

Imint partners Qualcomm to advance video enhancement tech for smartphones

Qualcomm will assist Imint in developing power-efficient and AI-based video enhancement solutions optimized for its Snapdragon mobile platforms.

What you need to know Imint has partnered with Qualcomm to develop next-generation video enhancement solutions for smartphones. The two companies will be working together to come up with a suite of AI-based video enhancement solutions. Imint’s new Vidhance solutions are optimized for smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset.

Last month, Swedish video technology company Imint announced its  [Read More…]

The EU wants to mandate USB-C ports on smartphones

Previously a suggestion, now heading towards a compulsion.

What you need to know The EU is moving towards mandating USB-C adoption on electronics. The bloc had previously adopted a voluntary directive back in 2014, but the results were less than satisfactory. Now, USB-C might be made a mandatory inclusion irrespective of the price-point or OEM.

USB-C is more or less a standard in 2020. Smartphones like the Pixel 4 come with it, Apple’s iPads have adopted it,  [Read More…]

Samsung shipped over 6.7 million 5G smartphones in 2019

As of November 2019, Samsung phones make up 53.9% of the 5G market.

What you need to know Samsung has announced that it shipped more than 6.7 million 5G Galaxy phones in 2019. At IFA during September, Samsung said that it had shipped around 2 million. 53.9% of the global 5G smartphone market is now owned by Samsung.

There was a lot of talk and buzz around 5G in 2019, with carriers enabling their 5G networks and  [Read More…]

US Navy bans TikTok from government-issued smartphones

It’s part of an effort to “address existing and emerging threats”.

What you need to know The US Navy has banned TikTok from government-issued mobile devices. It says it’s part of an effort to deal with “existing and emerging threats”. Users of government issue phones who do not remove the app will be denied access to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

The US Navy has banned TikTok from government-issued mobile devices, stating that any users who do  [Read More…]

Vivo’s upcoming X30 and X30 Pro smartphones will offer 60x zoom

The X30 series is expected to offer 5x optical zoom, similar to phones like the Huawei P30 Pro and OPPO Reno 10x Zoom.

What you need to know Vivo has released a new video on Weibo teasing the impressive zoom capabilities of its upcoming X30 series phones. The two smartphones will offer up to 60x zoom, matching the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom. Both the X30 and X30 Pro are expected to have dual-mode 5G support and will  [Read More…]

These are the best smartphones you can get from Walmart

Walmart may not be the first place you think of when it comes to picking up a new smartphone, but the big-box retailer is working on changing that as it continues to offer the latest and greatest phones to hit the market. We have found some of the best smartphones you can get unlocked, for Straight Talk, or for those who want a prepaid phone.

Best Unlocked Overall Samsung Galaxy Note 10

The Galaxy Note 10 is  [Read More…]

TCL will show off its first self-branded smartphones during IFA 2019

The phones are being made for global markets.

What you need to know TCL is getting ready to launch its first smartphones under its proper “TCL” brand. The company has previously only sold smartphones via its Alcatel and BlackBerry brands. We’ll get a first look at the upcoming handsets during IFA 2019.

Depending on what segment of the tech world you follow, the TCL brand might mean a few different things to you. For some folks, TCL  [Read More…]

Realme 5 series smartphones with quad cameras will arrive on August 20

Both the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro will feature a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor.

What you need to know The Realme 5 series will be launched in the Indian market on August 20. Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro will be the brand’s first smartphones to feature a quad-camera setup. Realme’s first 64MP quad-camera smartphone is expected to debut in India in October this year.

Realme had announced last week that it plans to launch  [Read More…]

Huawei says its homegrown Hongmeng OS is not designed for smartphones

Hongmeng was apparently not developed to replace Android.

What you need to know Huawei Senior Vice President Catherine Chen has said that the company’s homegrown Hongmeng OS is not designed for smartphones. The company will continue to use Google’s Android OS on its smartphones. Hongmeng OS is expected to debut with the company’s upcoming Smart TV.

Huawei had hinted earlier this year that it would switch to its own proprietary operating system in case it is not  [Read More…]