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Xiaomi Redmi 5 MIUI 10 Global Beta update brings Dual 4G VoLTE support Xiaomi rolled out MIUI 10 Stable OTA update for the Redmi 5 smartphone last month bringing Full-screen gestures, Redesigned Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Sliders, Improved multitasking management, natural sound system, and a lot more in MIUI 10.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 9.0 Pie stable update starts rolling out, brings Dual 4G VoLTE, FM Radio and more We tested it both on Jio and Airtel, and Dual 4G VoLTE worked fine, but it doesn't work on Idea. However, some users in Netherlands are reporting that Band 8 and Band 20 are not supported after the update so 4G doesn't work on Vodafone.
Pocophone F1 gets a price cut in India The Pocophone F1 is sold in India as Poco F1 and is being a huge hit due to its low price and its flagship performance due to the Snapdragon 845 chipset. The subbrand celebrated 700,000 sold units last week and to celebrate the milestone it slashed the price of the phone down to INR19,999, which is equal to $280/245.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will go on open sale in India starting December 12 Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro, successor of the Redmi Note Note 5 Pro in India last month starting at Rs. 13999, and it went on sale starting from November 23rd evey week on Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home stores. Today the company has announced that the phone will go on open sale in the country through both the platforms from December 12th.
Intex Eco and Turbo series feature phones launched starting at Rs. 745 Intex has launched 10 feature phones which mainly focuses on high on quality and aggressive on pricing. The series includes 10 feature phones in the ECO-series which includes Eco 102X, Eco 105+, ECO 106X, Eco 107, and 107+, Eco Slimzz, ECO 210x.
Huawei Enjoy 9 chooses Snapdragon over Kirin, lacks a fingerprint scanner Huawei has just announced the Enjoy 9 - a watered down version of the Enjoy 9 Plus that went on sale in China in October. The Huawei Enjoy 9 has a 6.26-inch 720x1520px IPS LCD, a 13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 depth-sensing dual camera and an 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera.
The infamous AirPower shows up… in patents, this time describing some of its advanced features Beyond that, the device will be able to tell which of the charging devices has the largest display and send the battery percentages to it so you see how full all the devices are with a single glance.
The newly-aggressive 'iPhone XR for $449' marketing trickles down to all Apple Store displays In essence, this is the same GiveBack deal that Apple announced on the hush-hush after the Black Friday and Cyber Monday brouhaha to keep the sales momentum going, just advertised to the nine. Heck, Apple just gave away XRs to everyone in Ellen's audience last week for a good measure.
Samsung Galaxy A8s with 6.4-inch Infinity-O display, Snapdragon 710, 8GB RAM, triple rear cameras announced It has a 6.4-inch Full HD+ screen with an in-display camera, which it calls Infinity-O display that has a small cut out, which is said to be 6.7mm, compared to 4.5mm that Honor claims in V20.
Dozens of click-fraud apps pulled out from the Google Play store We've always been serious with security so we watch out for reports and special announcements of updates. It is important for any device, application, program, or platform to receive regular updates because of fixes, new features, and enhancements.
Honor teases the View 20 - its first phone with an in-screen camera We are in Hong Kong for the official introduction of Honor View 20 - its first phone with an in-screen camera. The device is yet to be launched to the wide audience, but we got an exclusive peek of the new device. It will be the first smartphone with a 48 MP camera, implementing the Sony IMX586 sensor.
Score great discounts on both the Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2 We're amidst the biggest holiday shopping spree of the year. While the majority of consumers have already prepped up the presents that will be hidden under the Christmas tree come December 25, there are always troves of las-minute consumers that are waiting till the last minute to score a noteworthy deal.
There will be two Pixel 3 Lite models: Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL According to recent reports, the cheaper Pixel 3 Lite will also have a larger version, tentatively called Pixel 3 Lite XL. It might ditch the notch.
Samsung Galaxy S10 screen sizes previewed, new trademarks filed More Samsung Galaxy S10 information is expected to be made public in the coming days, weeks, and months. The next-gen premium flagship is also the 10th Anniversary Galaxy offering. It should be very special because the S10 has been the talk of gadget town since earlier this year.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ with in-display camera surface in renders, live images With the Galaxy S10 launch still three months away, Samsung would be in no mood to experiment further, instead, it will now focus on mass production to make the units available right after launch like it does every time. Source 1, 2, 3, 4.
ZTE nubia X Starry Night with 512 GB arrives for pre-order ZTE got back in the smartphone game after tough first half of 2018 with the dual-screen nubia X. It was initially introduced with two storage options - either 64 GB or 256 GB. Today Chinese sources revealed the device is getting a third variant called Starry Night with 512 GB room for all the data and a massive price hike.
Toreto Magik wireless charger launched, has fast charging, built-in vibration switch and converts into a lamp Toreto has launched the Magik wireless charger which promises to charge your mobile phones much faster than your regular chargers. It also has a lamp which lights up in different colors.
ACCC recommends more oversight of Google, Facebook - Mobile World Live The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission proposed a new or existing regulatory body be given the authority to monitor Google and Facebook's digital platforms to determine the impact their dominance has on the online search and advertising markets.
Honor shares the first photos taken from the View 20's 48MP camera Honor's upcoming View 20 features a 48MP camera at the back, the 7nm Kirin 980 chipset, and an in-screen cutout for the front camera module.
Apple AirPower patent application hints at privacy feature and support for different wireless charging standards However, this is a patent application and not a full patent, so it makes it harder for a potential release date. Sometime back, Apple analyst predicted that AirPower, along with AirPods 2 might release in early 2019. Source.
China releases 5G spectrum to state-run operators - Mobile World Live China's government allocated 5G spectrum in the mid-band frequency range to the three state-owned mobile operators, preparing the way for large-scale network testing in 2019 and the launch of commercial 5G services in 2020, China Daily reported.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite with side-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual-rear cameras surface Samsung is known to be working on Galaxy S10 flagships which are due February 2019 at the MWC event. The Galaxy S10 is confirmed to come in three variants; the regular S10, S10 Plus, and a beyond X high-end model. However, a new variant; dubbed the Galaxy S10 Lite.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition expected to offer really fast charging OnePlus is prepping for the arrival of the McLaren F1 Edition of its latest phone offering-the OnePlus 6T. It's launching soon and is expected to roll out with 10GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage.
Will the Galaxy S10 have a corner notch after all? New leaks indicate that the Galaxy S10 might end up having a corner notch after all. Check out this leaked image and read the details.
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