The year 2019 has seen smartphone launches from almost every major manufacturer. But, a few months to the year still remain and some major releases are still left. As the month of August draws to an end, here are the top upcoming smartphones to look out for in the month of September.Apple iPhone 11
The Apple iPhone 11 will be the twelveth major smartphone release in Apple’s product cycle and will be launched on the 10th of September. According to all the reports and leaks so far, at least three devices will be released which will be the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Max. They will be the successors to the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max [...]
Lenovo is seeking to expand its gaming laptop offerings with the Legion Y540 and Y740 that have just been launched in India. The Legion series of laptops are typically aimed at gamers and the latest iterations feature the 9th Gen Intel Core processors alongside RTX graphics card options. The new laptops are claimed to offer better battery life over past iterations and should run cooler under heavy loads.Legion Y740
Lenovo’s Legion Y740 is built from aluminium and features a fully customisable RGB keyboard lighting. The gaming laptop features a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display which has 500 nits of maximum brightness and 144Hz refresh rate. Furthermore, the display is [...]
Earlier this year, Huawei launched the P30 series smartphones globally. The series featured the flagship P30 Pro alongside the standard P30 and P30 Lite. These devices were the direct successors to Huawei’s P20 and P20 Pro and are the companies current flagship handsets and were launched in three colours with two being more common, namely Breathing Crystal and Aurora. Now, it is reported that the devices will arrive in two new colours.Breathing Crystal Variant
According to the report, the first colour seems like a variant of the Breathing Crystal colour. Huawei P30’s lower half is similar to the original Breathing Crystal while the top features a solid [...]
American technology behemoth Google announced earlier this week that the latest version of its Android operating system will be officially called Android 10. By this decision, the company has also broken on the long going tradition of naming the versions after sweet treats or desserts. The latest release also marks the tenth version of the platform, as is evident from the name. The operating system may have had a rocky start back in the year 2008, it has significantly evolved over the years. So to mark the landmark release of Android 10, we look at the extensive history of the software over the years.Android 1.0 and 1.1
The one that started it all. The first [...]
Chinese conglomerate, Xiaomi is bracing for the launch of Redmi Note 8 smartphone lineup which will be unveiled on the 29th of August. As the launch date of the handsets near, the company keeps on sharing more details about them.
According to a fresh teaser, the upcoming Redmi Note 8 smartphones will have exclusive gaming accessories including a gamepad with a joystick. Moreover, it has been revealed that the devices will have a liquid cooling system which will keep the temperatures under check during intensive gaming.
The teaser shared by the company reveals that the liquid cooling system is capable of reducing temperatures as much as 6-degree C which is a [...]
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched the first smartphone under its flagship MIX series back in 2016. Dubbed the Mi MIX, the device is believed to have kickstarted the modern trend of a bezel-less display in handsets. The series has since seen generation refreshes in the subsequent year, with the latest Mi MIX 3 being launched in 2018. Now, fresh reports claim that the company is ready for its successor, as the purported Mi MIX 4 is scheduled to launch next month with top-end specifications.Mi MIX 4
A post on the Chinese social media website Weibo has surfaced which claims to reveal key specifications [...]
Korean electronics giant Samsung unveiled its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold back in the month of February. While the device was claimed to be ready for prime time, just before its launch, problems with its durability started surfacing online. Due to this, the company had to recall the review units of the handsets and postponed the Galaxy Fold’s launch date to several months. While the world is still waiting to see the smartphone in action, latest patent filings by Samsung reveal it is ready with another foldable handset, the latest of which folds both ways.Samsung Foldable Smartphone Patents
Samsung filed a patent back in the month of January this [...]
Earlier this year, we had covered multiple reports regarding Motorola’s Razr foldable smartphone. The device is the successor to the original Razr flip phones and will seek to revive the iconic series. The thing that sets it apart from its past generation is the foldable display in the form factor of a flip phone. It was confirmed by the company that the device was under development and we now have reports claiming it will launch in December alongside alleged pricing.Motorola Razr
Motorola Razr is a refresh to the legendary lineup of sleek and compact flip phones that were extremely popular almost a decade ago. However, the 2019 Razr brings in a lot more than [...]
Gone are the days when powerful smartphones were a novelty. In the current scenario devices (1) starting as low as Rs 6,000 can offer as many functionalities as high-end smartphones from the year 2010 to 2012. However, this is not just a coincidence, it is a result of the constant tug of war Chinese OEMs have been playing for over 5 years.
Some prime examples of the companies that have helped in driving down the costs of mobile devices include Huawei, Xiaomi and BBK Electronics (parent company of Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Realme).
Before we begin the saga of the previously mentioned Chinese OEMs, we will discuss the early days of smartphones and how some key players [...]
With the advent of newer technology, lives have become easier. For example, unlike in the past where you had to ask for directions or use an unyieldingly large map, online mapping services have existed to make lives easier. Currently, Google dominates such a service with its extremely popular Google Maps. Many companies have tried to obtain a footing in the market like Apple and Blackberry, the latter miserably failing in this regard. According to a new report, Huawei is now also seeking to develop its own mapping service which will compete with Google Maps.Who Is It For?
A fresh report originating from Huawei’s home country, China, has stated that the tech [...]
Despite the US ban, Huawei’s product launches have remained unaffected. An upcoming budget-oriented smartphone from the company has been listed on the Chinese regulatory website, TENAA which states its launch will happen soon. Noteworthy, the arrangement of the rear camera sensor, company branding and the front fascia of this device is highly reminiscent to the previously launched Redmi 7A.
According to the listing, the Huawei smartphone carries the AMN-AL10 model number. Although the name of the device is currently unavailable it is believed to be placed below the Enjoy 9e which was launched earlier this year.
The front of the smartphone accommodates a 5.71-inch [...]
Earlier this year, a senior Xiaomi executive showcased a foldable smartphone that could transform into a large-screen tablet. Following the event, Samsung and Huawei launched their first foldable smartphones which are dubbed the Galaxy Fold and Mate X respectively. Unfortunately, due to quality issues, the launch of both these handsets have been pushed back to September.
While Xiaomi was also assumed to launch its foldable smartphone soon after the launch of Huawei and Samsung’s offering, clearly that has not happened. But the company has been granted patents of a foldable smartphone that suggest that the device could launch soon.
According to the patents, the [...]
Over the last few years, Huawei has been a major contributor to the development of smartphones and its corresponding technologies. Due to its designation to the US entity list, Huawei had to face a major setback earlier this year. Nonetheless, it is advancing its thought of visionary smartphones at an unaffected pace.
The prime example of such handsets will be the members of Mate 30 lineup which will succeed Mate 20 branded devices from the year 2018.
The renders and features of upcoming Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro have been revealed at multiple instances (1,2). Freshly, a traveller on the Chinese subway train was spotted using a unique smartphone which is believed to be [...]
Realme, previously an Oppo subsidiary, has seen increasing popularity in the Indian subcontinent within its short arrival. Earlier this month, we had covered multiple reports regarding the company’s upcoming range of smartphones. The Realme 5 series, a direct successor to the Realme 3 series has its official pricing finally revealed.Realme 5
Realme 5 will be the company’s first quad camera setup smartphone that will make its debut in India. It features a quad camera setup with a 48MP primary shooter alongside a speculated wide angle lens, Super Macro camera and depth sensor. The smartphone is the reportedly one of the first to house one of Qualcomms [...]