You have just bought a OnePlus smartphone and are amazed by the boatload of features that this wonderful smartphone has on offer. However, there are several settings that a lot of new users can miss upon as they are either hidden in sub-menus or the user is unaware of this presence.
Whenever I meet OnePlus owners (and I meet a lot of them), I feel they are not using a bunch of handy features which could redefine user experience. Therefore, I have compiled a list of 10 things or setting you must change as soon as you buy a OnePlus smartphone.
All the points listed here are based on my experience and could vary from user to user. However, I believe for most users, these [...]
Innovation in the field of smartphones is at an all-time high. In order to increase the screen-to-body ratio on handsets, OEMs have shrunken the bezels around the display. However, this move leads to the dilemma of finding a position to accommodate the selfie camera and the earpiece.
As seen on several smartphones, the manufactures have embedded the earpiece in the top bezel which is considerably easy to attain. Apart from this, companies like Samsung and Motorola have developed smartphones that have a punch hole in the display that houses the selfie camera.
Even though this strategy has allowed solving the original difficulty, a punch hole in the display is clearly [...]
Amidst all the unfavourable situations that Huawei had to face after the US ban, its pace of developing and launching new smartphones has stayed unaffected. Earlier this year, it launched three smartphones in the “P” handset lineup which include the P30, P30 Pro and the P30 Lite.
Chronological name sequencing suggests that the successors of the handsets would carry the Huawei P40 branding, however, a latest piece of news suggests that the company is about to stir things a bit.
On the 2nd of August, Huawei was granted three trademarks by the UK IPO (Intellectual Property Office) which carry the following names:P300 P400 P500
For readers who do [...]
After much anticipation and numerous leaks, Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Tab S6 in the US. Unlike what the chronology suggests, it is a true successor to the Galaxy Tab S4 which was launched in the year 2018. Even though Samsung had also launched the Galaxy Tab S5e earlier this year, it cannot be deemed the predecessor to the Tab S6, as the former is a mid-range device, whereas the latter packs flagship-grade specifications.
Moving ahead, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is a significant upgrade over its predecessor both in terms of build materials and features. It is shipped with an all new S Pen and the company has also introduced a new detachable two-piece keyboard [...]
Earlier this month, Chinese smartphone maker, Vivo applied for a trademark with the title name ‘VivoX’. It was assumed that the company might launch a flagship device which will carry the moniker. However, a new report suggests that this is not the case.
Instead, the company wants to make a larger change with the newly filed trademark. Vivox will not be the name of a new smartphone, rather, it will be the new company name.
Vivo has filed eight trademark applications with EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) which include Vivox APEX, Vivox NEX, Vivox S, Vivox U, Vivox V, Vivox Y, Vivox Z and Vivox IQOO.
All the applications are [...]
The year 2019 has seen many new innovations and trends popularised in the mainstream mobile industry. One of such innovative buzzwords surrounded flexible or foldable smartphones. Samsung with the Galaxy Fold was one of the first to reveal a functioning smartphone with a flexible display despite all its flaws. Now, LG is also reportedly jumping on the bandwagon to introduce its own flexible smartphone which may have a rollable display.
LG has trademarked the name ‘LG Rolling’ with the South Korean Intellectual Property Office. Earlier this year, the South Korean company had also [...]
Huawei is still reeling from the after shocks after being relieved from the ban that was designated by the US Department of Commerce. However, business is still in full swing with rumours and leaks regarding the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro increasing in numbers. A fresh leak sheds some light on the camera of the highest DxOMark scoring smartphone ever.
Huawei was spotted applying for two trademark applications to the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office). The trademark carried the names Cine-Lens and Camera Matrix. It indicates that the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro feature a cinema lens for high quality video recordings. The application for [...]
Xiaomi with it ever-expanding portfolio of products never ceases to amaze us. Earlier this week, it announced the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro smartphones for the Indian market which were originally launched in China. Likewise, the company is crowdfunding a tiny Android Go smartphone in its home country, which we would love to see in India as well. The handset is a part of Xiaomi’s sub-brand Qin and it is dubbed the “Multi Parent AI Assitant/ 4G phone” [literal translation ;)]. Nevertheless, the device has a distinguishing design and is offered in a multitude of attractive colours.Xiaomi Qin Android Go Smartphone
The front of the Xiaomi smartphone features a [...]
Chinese smartphone maker Oppo launched the first device under its new K series starting the K1 last year. The handset is a mid-range offering which boasts of competitive specifications at a lucrative price tag. The company then followed up by announcing the K3 smartphone in the month of May. Now, latest patent filings by the company revealed it is working on multiple devices in the K series, as it has filed trademarks for at least 20 devices in the past few days.Oppo K Series smartphones
The trademark applications were submitted by Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications, the parent company for Oppo. Over 22 applications were filed at the EUIPO (European Union [...]
In the month of February, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10 lineup of smartphones which are significantly different that their predecessors (1). As it seemed Samsung can relax for while as the launch of the future flagship is still distant, a freshly granted patent which allegedly corresponds to the Galaxy S11 has surprised us.
The patent which supposedly belongs to the Samsung Galaxy S11 has been granted to the company by KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office). According to the drawings in the document, the upcoming Galaxy S smartphone will have an expandable display which extends from the right side of the device. Based on the reference images, a German blog named [...]
In the Q2 of 2019, Huawei had to face a major setback after it was entitled to an entity list by the US Commerce Department. This step revoked all American companies from having any sort of trade relations with the Chinese organisation. The major impact of this move was faced by Huawei’s smartphone business which was left stranded after Google was forced to withdraw support of Android OS. Nevertheless, it led to the revelation that Chinese company had been developing its very own operating since 2012 which is called HongMeng OS. Now, a new report states that besides, HongMeng OS, the company is developing another OS which is called Harmony OS.
According to past [...]
With the rise in the popularity of cryptocurrencies since the last few years; many major smartphone OEMs have also tried to take advantage of the trend. Taiwanese electronics giant HTC launched its Exodus handset which is based on the blockchain technology for trading and buying cryptocurrencies. Samsung also launched a wallet supporting the currencies with its Galaxy S10 lineup of devices. Now, reports of another major smartphone manufacturer getting into the cryptocurrency market have surfaced online. Latest patent filings by LG reveals it is working on a cryptocurrency wallet for use in its devices. It will be called the ThinQ Wallet and may be introduced soon.LG ThinQ [...]
In the month of March, Apple officially cancelled the long-awaited AirPower wireless charging mat which was first unveiled in the year 2017. Despite the previous announcement, a freshly granted patent by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) suggests that wireless charging may still be undergoing development and will reappear soon.What Is AirPower Mat?
AirPower is an elegantly designed wireless charging mat capable of simultaneously charging multiple devices. It was originally intended to charge three Apple devices concurrently which include an Apple watch, AirPods and an iPhone. However, the wireless charging mat is not limited to charging Apple devices only. As it [...]
A few weeks ago, Chinese smartphone OEMs Xiaomi and Oppo showcased their first devices with a camera under the display. The latter then went ahead and revealed the technology at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai last month. Now, another manufacturer Huawei has filed a patent which reveals it is also working on a handset with the front-facing camera placed under the display.About the patent
Huawei has filed the patent for a smartphone with the camera under the display in the German Patent and Trademark Office. While the implementation of such technology has been showcased before; from the likes of Xiaomi and Oppo, the images in the patent reveal Huawei is [...]