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.
Realme once an Oppo subsidiary has quickly grown to become one of the top 10 smartphone OEMs in the world. On the 20th of August, it launched the highly anticipated Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro in India. Both smartphones are mid-range devices but the Pro variant have comparativley bumped up specs.Realme 5 & Realme 5 Pro
Both the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro have a crystal design on the rear panel which mimics a holographic effect. They feature a 6.3 inch FHD+ display with an impressive 90.6% screen to body ratio. The 16MP selfie camera is housed in the waterdrop notch on the front through which the high screen to body ratio is achieved. For security, the smartphone [...]
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 [...]
On the 19th of August, Xiaomi’s co-founder Lei Jun shared the teaser of the upcoming Redmi TV on the Chinese social media site, Weibo. The teaser states that the upcoming TV from the company will have a 70-inch display and will be launched on the 29th of August.
Noteworthy, a Chinese netizen commented on the post asking ‘note8 the same day?’. The official instantly replied to the comment with a ‘thumbs up’ emoji which makes it clear that the highly anticipated 8th generation Redmi Note is launching before the month-end.
Although the current teaser does not reveal any features or specifications of the upcoming handset, they can be derived [...]
After much anticipation and numerous leaks, Motorola has finally launched the Moto One Action in Brazil, Mexico and several European countries. The key highlighting feature of the smartphone includes a punch-hole display and a triple rear camera setup.Motorola One Action
The Motorola One Action features glass on the front and plastic on the back which is held together with a polycarbonate chassis. It measures 160.1 x 71.2 x 9.2 mm and it tips the scale at 181g. It features a 6.3 inch LTPS IPS display with a resolution of 2520 x 1080 px.
Like the previously launched Moto One Vision, it also has an unconventionally tall display that has a 21:9 aspect ratio. The [...]
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 [...]
In the month of February, the Korean electronics giant, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A10 which is the first smartphone in the revamped Galaxy A lineup. Since then, the company has launched a multitude of other smartphones in this lineup such as the Galaxy A30, the Galaxy A50, and the Galaxy A70.
Due to their competitive pricing and up to date features, the handsets have registered worthwhile sales figures for the company. It was previously reported that the company is planning to overhaul it existing lineup of Samsung Galaxy A smartphones and a leaked road map reveals, that the future handsets in this series will have a focus on photography.
Huawei is highly anticipated to launch the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro which will succeed the Mate 20 lineup from 2018. In comparison to their predecessors, the upcoming device will be a significant step up both in terms of design and features.
Earlier this week, a Chinese leakster claimed that Huawei had been waiting for Samsung to launch its 10th Gen Galaxy Note smartphone which at the time of writing this article has happened. The source also reported that the Mate 30 lineup will launch on either 25th or 26th September.
Ahead of the alleged launch, a fresh set of Mate 30 Pro renders had been shared on Social media website, Weibo. Noteworthy, the images exhibit a [...]
Chinese smartphone maker, Realme is bracing for the launch of the Realme 5 smartphone which will debut on the 20th of August in India. Dissimilar to what the chronological name scheming suggests, it the successor to the Realme 3 which was launched earlier this.
The company has skipped the number ‘4’ in the lineup as the digit is considered unlucky in the Chinese culture. Likewise, OnePlus which is a sister company of Realme had also skipped this number as the company straightway launched the OnePlus 5 after OnePlus 3.
Surprisingly, ahead of the official launch, the alleged Realme 5 has been spotted on the popular benchmarking website, Geekbench, which has [...]
In the month of February, the Korean electronics giant, Samsung unveiled its first foldable smartphone which is dubbed the Galaxy Fold. Following its launch, Huawei also unveiled it variant of a foldable device, the Mate X. Unfortunately commercial availability of both the handsets has been pushed back to September(1,2).
By the time these two handsets make a comeback, they won’t just be competing with each other. According to freshly granted patents, LG, Korea’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer is also developing multiple foldable handsets which may launch in time [...]
Previously, Amazon had mistakenly revealed to the world, the pricing and specifications regarding a Motorola smartphone. The device in question was the Moto One Action which was accidentally listed on its site before an official launch. Now, the mishap has been repeated once again with a different smartphone, the upcoming Moto One Zoom.Moto One Zoom
The highlighting feature of the Moto One Zoom is clearly its camera. It has a quad rear camera setup with the main sensor having a resolution of 48MP. Furthermore, the camera features OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) alongside a telephoto lens. According to the leaked images, the label on the back reveals an 81mm [...]
Earlier this year, Apple had recalled the MacBook Pro models that were sold between the period of September 2015 and February 2017. The reason for the recall was to replace batteries on the notebook computers which were susceptible to catching fire without any obvious stimuli.
To resort the issue, Apple has offered battery replacements for the affected machines without an additional cost. In spite of that, flight regulatory bodies from across the globe have taken some strict decision against these computers.
The US airline safety regulators have decided to bar them to be carried on board [...]
Most electronic devices today like smartphones, cameras and smartwatches use a lithium-ion battery to power them. The technology has been around for several decades now and has evolved drastically in the last few years. however, just like any other piece of technology, it has too reached a saturation point; where it is almost impossible to increase its efficiency to hold a charge longer and replenish it fast enough. Not to mention that they have always been a fire hazard and this a potential safety concern. Now, the latest reports reveal that Korean electronics giant Samsung is planning to change the future by launching a smartphone with a graphene battery soon. This news arrives [...]
In 2019, it is fairly common to see most smartphone featuring noticeably thin bezels than what was the norm before. Smartphone now features a lot of new designs to achieve all time high average of the screen to body ratio. A few OEMs employ notched display to house the camera and essential sensors while a few go for punch hole camera. Now, Motorola is reportedly working on an upcoming smartphone with a notchless display which is likely to feature a pop-up camera.Design
Motorola, for the most part, has dropped a lot of the thick chins and bezels on its current generation of smartphones. The [...]