The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G was unveiled by the Korean tech giant alongside its sibling Galaxy S10 series of flagship smartphones in the month of February 2019. However, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10+, the 5G capable variant was not available for purchase with the aforementioned trio. This version went on sale in South Korea much later in April 2019, and soon after went on sale in the UK and the US. According to a new report, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will also be launched in Europe shortly, carrying a price tag of EUR 1,249 (around Rs. 97,000).Specifications
The Galaxy S10 5G measures 162.6 x 77.1 x 7.94mm and weighs 198g. The design of [...]
Xiaomi had unveiled the Poco F1 in 2018, with a price tag that was below any of its competitors for the hardware offered. The company’s low budget powerhouse was received relatively warmly with its performance rivalling devices priced even upto three times higher. Xiaomi is still working on perfecting the formula with Poco F1, which has started receiving the latest MIUI update along with the May 2019 Android patch.
MIUI v10.3.5.0 brings improvements across the board for the budget flagship. This update will also seek to address many of the bugs that have plagued the smartphone like fix regarding dual app functionality which suddenly disappeared for some users. [...]
Google has finally taken a stance on its upcoming RCS chat (Rich Communication Service) functionality for Android devices. The feature was announced back in 2018, although its implementation has been rather slow. The blame is partly on various carriers as the next-gen texting format usually depends on networks adding support. This usually occurs one at a time inducing great delay. Hence, compatibility so far has been grey in nature. The tech giant, however, has now announced that it will take the lead on the projects roll out.
RCS is said to be a new-gen replacement for SMS texting and will be initially made available for users in the UK and France in June. Users can [...]
The latest generation of smartphones follows a trend that has seen many OEMs try making an all display front panel. Hence, this sought to innovatively hide or exclude the front-facing camera altogether. Samsung was the first to introduce a punch hole front camera with the Galaxy A8s and now brings a new take to the mix. A freshly patented Galaxy device will apparently not have a front-facing camera and rather feature a display at the back which can be used to take selfies from the rear mounted camera.
Devices such as the OnePlus 7 Pro, that feature a pop-up front camera have become increasingly more common. Some even sport rotating and shifting cameras as well (see [...]
The US trade ban on Huawei has in no way deterred the smartphone manufacturer. Business is still in full swing and new devices are always around the corner. An upcoming handset dubbed the Honor 9X Pro had previously received the Chinese 3C certification and now reports show that an EEC certification has also been granted.
Huawei, with the inclusion of this device, has also seemingly taken up the ‘Pro’ moniker ditching ‘Max’ from its past iterations. Actual details regarding the upcoming smartphones are still unavailable except for the model numbers. HLK-L41 for the Honor 9X Pro variant and HLK-AL10 for the standard version of the Honor [...]
Xiaomi is one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the world with a total market share of about 8 per cent (as of Q1 2019). This implies that there are effectively 100+ million Xiaomi devices running the MIUI. Hence, any update will impact a large number of people. According to reports, Xiaomi is planning on providing the MIUI with an app drawer which will be seen for the first time ever since its launch.
The Chinese company’s UI has always lacked the aforementioned feature, and users looking for one had to turn towards third-party app launchers. However, this may very well change soon. Xiaomi is currently testing an app drawer in its stock MIUI [...]
An unnamed smartphone from Sony has been spotted on the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) certification. The device is yet to be announced or teased in any manner by the company, so finer details are still at large. What can be gathered, however, is the model number J9210 that may relate it to the Xperia 1 which was J9110 and may be its successor dubbed the Sony Xperia 2.
The name of the smartphone may still differ from simply being a successor to the Xperia 1. Due to lack of any information, only speculations can be made regarding Sony Xperia 2’s specifications. The smartphone would most likely host the top of the line current gen hardware specifications. Sony [...]
Instagram has steadily been growing to become one of the most prominent social media platform over the last couple of years. With user base numbers easily crossing several hundreds of millions, there will always be “bad company”. Potential hackers that seek to harm or exploit are found in every major website or social platform. However, Instagram in its bid to strengthen its defences against these parties is now making accounts safer and easier than before to recover.
Numerous people had gone online to voice their grievances regarding their accounts that were broken into by hackers in 2018. Instagram now seeks to make the process of recovering users [...]
Apple is looking forward to a very successful year overall with the announcement of iOS 13 and the upcoming iPhone 11. However, a company by the name of Cellebrite, notorious for its hacking capabilities regarding smartphones, has announced that it can hack into any and every iPhone device.
The Israeli forensics company has reported that it can break into any iPhone or iPad regardless of what version of the OS they are running. Apple has stated that there are about 1.4 Billion active devices as of 2019. With this news, all of the users of these devices are vulnerable and potentially in danger of being hacked. Cellebrite has also claimed that it can hack [...]
In a new report, a Massachusetts woman is apparently suing Amazon over privacy related issues. The woman is seeking class action status to sue the company on the behalf on recording children’s voices on eight different states. The lawsuit was filed in the federal court on Seattle on the 11th of June. Amazon is being accused of illegally recording children via its Alexa voice assistant. Additionally, the illegal recordings were also being held by the company contributing,” a massive database of billions of voice recordings containing the private details of millions of Americans.”
The woman that filed the case stated that she had bought Amazon Echo [...]
OnePlus has seen a great degree of success in the global market, especially India. The smartphone manufacturer is cementing its place with various critically acclaimed devices. However, A new report uncovers a critical flaw in OnePlus’s various devices that are widely known and owned. The Chinese company has allegedly had its user’s email addresses leaked by a security flaw.
Every new device carries (by default) the ‘Shot on OnePlus’ app that has a security flaw that revealed email addresses of several hundreds of its user base. The aforementioned application provides a platform for OnePlus users to upload that can be used and seen by other [...]
We have already seen what form factor Apple’s new iPhone 11 series will sport. However, the first confirmed report of their designs is finally surfacing amidst numerous rumours and leaks. Apple’s much-awaited latest generation of flagships has now had its multiple camera setups configurations spotted through a case. These protective cases include designs of the upcoming iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and the iPhone 11R.
Olixar, one of the most renowned cases and accessories manufacturers for smartphones, has made glass protectors for the iPhone 11’s rear cameras set up. The camera covers carry designs for all three variants of Apple’s latest [...]