The year 2019 has seen many innovative features arrive on smartphones. One of the ubiquitous out of the many features this year has been a high-resolution primary camera on the devices. Starting with budget handsets, the trend has trickled up to most modern flagship smartphones, like the OnePlus 7 Pro, Asus 6Z, Nubia Red Magic 3 and the Redmi K20 Pro. All these devices feature the same 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor as their primary camera. What’s special about the sensor is not the megapixel count, but the technology behind it. It uses pixel binning to create sharp 12MP images and the technology is the reason why the sensor is present on many devices. But what exactly is pixel [...]
Gaming smartphones are one of the new trends with the last couple of generation in the mobile industry. The devices, as the name suggests, are made with modifications or tweaks with gaming in mind. Previously, the genre had failed miserably with many unsuccessful attempts of bringing a new breed of cellular yet portable gaming consoles to the mainstream markets. Since then, consumer’s perspective has changed and the unique handsets are now widely sought after. But, do we really need a gaming smartphone?
To answer the question lets take a look at the brief history of gaming smartphones alongside other portable gaming devices.
Google’s upcoming instalment in the Pixel series has been much-awaited worldwide. August and the arriving two months see the launches of certain big names in the industry such as Samsung, Apple and Google themselves. The Pixel 4 series had a lot of rumours and leaks surrounding them already. Now, it has been reported that both search giant’s flagships will feature a 90Hz display panel.Faster Refresh Rate Displays
A higher refresh rate panel on a smartphone isn’t something new. Previously, gaming smartphones such as Razer Phone 2, Asus ROG Phone 2, Nubia Red Magic 3 and more employ higher displays. However, the OnePlus 7 Pro certainly helped in [...]
It’s finally here! After many requests, the iGyaan team has finally built a budget gaming PC. We made a gaming computer for just under INR 25,000 and have provided links to all the parts that are available online. Furthermore, we have also provided step by step instructions as to how you can build it yourself.Gaming PC Parts
One of the hardest aspects of building a budget gaming PC is deciding on the components. We have used parts that are easily accessible and are available online while leaving room for future upgradability. Here is a list of what we used along with their respective buying links:Case: Antec NX200 (Click here to buy) Motherboard: Asus [...]
In the Q1 of 2019, Samsung unveiled the all new Galaxy M lineup of smartphones which are targeted towards ‘millenials’. At the time of debut, the company introduced two smartphones that include the Galaxy M10 and the Galaxy M20. The former was targeted towards the entry level segment whereas the latter was targetted towards mid range segment.
Accrediting to value for money, both the smartphones have turned out to be one of the best selling devices in their segment. Clearly, the company would want to further continue the success it has attained with these [...]
Samsung will soon announce the 10th generation of its Galaxy Note smartphones which will be carrying the “Note 10” branding. Reports in the past claimed that like the Galaxy S10 lineup, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 lineup will have four variants including the “e” variant, “+” variant, “5G” variant and a standard variant. However, a technology blog based out of Greek suggests that the device will only be offered in two variant.
Besides, the source has also revealed key details of the two Galaxy Note 10 variants which are as follows:In term of display, the economical Samsung Galaxy Note 10 variant will have a 6.3 inch AMOLED [...]
In the month of October 2018, Huawei unveiled four different smartphones in the Mate 20 flagship lineup which include the Mate 20 Pro, 20 Lite, 20 X and the standard variant. As the name suggests, the Mate 20 Pro is top of the line handset while the three other devices were targetted towards mid-range and affordable flagship segment.
Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Huawei will introduce its first 5G compatible smartphone which has been delayed due to several reasons including the US ban. However, as per multiple reports, Huawei’s first 5G smartphone will the Mate 20 X phablet and it will be available for purchase soon.
According to a Chinese news [...]
Following the success of its original gaming smartphone, Asus has launched the ROG Phone 2. Like its predecessor, the newly launched device has unique features that make it stand out of the bunch. Few of those features include an enormous 6,000 mAh battery, UFS 3.0 storage and the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC.Asus ROG Phone 2 Specs and Features
The front of the Asus ROG Phone 2 is dominated by a 6.59 inch AMOLED display that has Full HD+ resolution. The display panel has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a response time of just 1 ms (millisecond). Noteworthy, it is the world’s first handset to feature an AMOLED display of this high refresh rate.
Under the hood, the Asus [...]
In a bid to be ever innovative, OEMs have tinkered with each and every aspect a smartphone has to offer. For example, the display of a handset is one of its fundamental components with which serves the medium of interaction. Now, there are many companies that offer a display refresh rate higher than the standard 60Hz panel on their devices; the simple increase in refresh rate translates to a massive increase in responsiveness and significantly improved user experience. According to a fresh report, Apple is now also seeking to incorporate a ‘faster’ display on its future generation of iPhones.
Apple is considering a switchable 60Hz/120Hz [...]
Earlier this year, Xiaomi had unveiled its latest gaming smartphone, the Black Shark 2. It was the first device in the gaming-focused smartphone lineup to be launched in India. The original Black Shark was launched in the year 2018 which was subsequently followed by a higher specced version named the Black Shark Helo. Similarly, Xiaomi is planning on releasing a Black Shark 2 Pro variant which may sport the latest Snapdragon 855 Plus.
Black Shark 2 has barely been in the market for 3 months, so by no means is it an outdated device. Hence, the Black Shark 2 Pro, for the most part, is likely to feature much of the same specs found in the standard variant. However, [...]
It was revealed a while ago that Taiwanese electronics giant Asus is working on the second generation of its gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone 2. The upcoming device is expected to be a notable improvement over its predecessor, the ROG Phone in terms of specifications and features; while costing significantly less. The handset will be launched on the 23rd of July in China but the design of it has already been leaked. Now, the smartphone has been listed on Chinese certification website TENAA which confirms key details about the device.Asus ROG Phone 2
The latest leak on TENAA’s official website, the upcoming gaming smartphone from Asus; the ROG Phone 2 will have [...]
The race to put out the fastest Android smartphones in the market has started again. Mere hours after Qualcomm unveiled its latest Snapdragon 855, multiple OEMs either welcomed or announced its introduction in their respective upcoming devices. To name a few, Asus ROG Phone 2 and the upcoming flagship from Realme is also rumoured will feature the new chipset. Now, nubia’s official page on Weibo has confirmed the incorporation of the high end SoC on its upcoming Red Magic 3 variant.
Previously, nubia had unveiled the Red Magic Mars variant for its first iteration of gaming smartphone. Both smartphones launched in 2018 but only the higher variant sported the [...]
Xiaomi has launched its first flagship handset on its Redmi range of smartphones. The Redmi K20 Pro is a premium grade device which is offered at a lucrative price. It was launched alongside the Redmi K20 which is mid-range device. The high end smartphone is touted of being the most affordable handset with a Snapdragon 855 SoC.Video What’s In The Box? Redmi K20 Pro Power Adapter (18 W) Type-C Cable Quick Start Guide Safety Information and Warranty Card Case SIM Tray Ejector Design
Xiaomi introduced numerous new design features to the Redmi K20 Pro. It features a new triple camera setup at the back with carbon fibre textures or gradient design [...]
With the rise in popularity of mobile gaming, many smartphone manufacturers have launched a specialised gaming handset of its own. Brands like Xiaomi, Nubia and Asus have already unveiled multiple devices that are focused towards gaming. To cater to the high potential market, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC earlier this week. The chipset is designed to be used in gaming smartphones and boasts of a performance jump over the standard Snapdragon 855. Now, Taiwanese chipset giant MediaTek has also announced that its first gaming-focused SoC, the Helio G90 will launch later this month.MediaTek Helio G90
As mentioned above, the MediaTek Helio G90 will be a [...]