Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 Will Have Native 5G Network Support

Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 Will Have Native 5G Network Support

At the moment, there’s only limited support for 5G networks, which is only available for users of Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Huawei Mate 20 X 5G and LG V50 ThinQ 5G. However, with native support of 5G technology on future SoCs, they will boost the adoption rate for the ultra-fast data connectivity technology. Dubbed the Snapdragon 735, the SoC includes 5G chip and it will be used for future mid-range devices. It is a successor…

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Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 Review

Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 Review

Design Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 are thin, elegant and well-made with slightly curved back. The back may appear like glass, but it’s actually plastic. Despite all the care, both phones could slowly accumulate micro-abrasions and scratches. Unfortunately, both devices are missing special water protection feature.   Display Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 have 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 2340 x 1080 screen resolution, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The screen produces vibrant and…

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iPhone XE Could Be Under Development

iPhone XE Could Be Under Development

Apple originally released the low-cost iPhone SE about three years ago and it was discontinued officially in 2018. With its tiny 4-inch display, the iPhone SE quickly becomes obsolete in a market with ever-increasing display size. Regardless of its potentially attractive concept, a concept similar to the iPhone SE never got another chance. Recently, we hear rumors that a successor is under development. Based on alleged screen protectors and factory drawing, probably, a new phone…

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Nokia 9 PureView Review

Nokia 9 PureView Review

Nokia 9 PureView is unique among Android devices, it’s equipped with fives cameras on the back. This phone is intriguing even for professional photographers and may start a new trend in the Android market.   Design The Nokia 9 PureView has an imposing stature, with its metal trim. The big bezels on the top and bottom may make the phone looks quite dated, especially when compared with Samsung Galaxy S10+. Weighing at 185 grams, the…

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Potential Risks of Smartphone Security Technology

Potential Risks of Smartphone Security Technology

New security features are being added to latest smartphone models. Ten years ago, these features can only be seen on spy movies, but they already become mainstream technology. However, these solutions are not without issues.   Fingerprint scanners Fingerprint is unique and exclusive to each individual. From the standard camera-based fingerprint sensor, new devices are using sensor based on ultrasonic technology. It transmits ultrasonic pulses that bounce back from pores, ridges and small details of…

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Samsung Officially Merges Galaxy J with Galaxy A Series

Samsung Officially Merges Galaxy J with Galaxy A Series

If you are expecting to get a new Galaxy J model in the future, you could be disappointed to know that the series has been officially discontinued. This could be bad news, but the South Korean company will still continue releasing affordable devices for consumers. In fact, a video released by Samsung Malaysia states that Galaxy J series has become Galaxy A. Samsung is currently focusing on Galaxy A and Galaxy M series. Specs-wise, they…

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Lenovo Gets New Patent for Vertically Folded Smartphone

Lenovo Gets New Patent for Vertically Folded Smartphone

Lenovo patented the vertical fold technology back in September 2018, which will be used for its future foldable device. To some extent, the patented design resembles the new Motorola RAZR model with its secondary screen. On the back, there’s a big hinge and users can choose the flex point, so the phone can fold halfway or almost fully. The patent drawings show that the bezels are big enough to accommodate the earpiece and front-facing camera….

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Performance Comparison of Galaxy S10 with Exynos 9820 and Snapdragon 855 Chipsets

Performance Comparison of Galaxy S10 with Exynos 9820 and Snapdragon 855 Chipsets

Samsung Galaxy 10 range offers two options of SoCs, the Samsung Exynos 9820 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. Although these devices have identical specs, they are clearly driven by two different chipsets. The Exynos 9820 SoC has an octa-core CPU with three different types of core. Demanding tasks are handled by a couple of 4th generation Samsung cores. There are also a couple of Cortex A75 cores and four efficient Cortex A55 cores to handle light…

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Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus Review

Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus Review

Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus are exceptionally tall compared to competing models. Regardless of its unusual design, both devices are still comfortable to hold, especially the smaller Xperia 10. Their chassis is made from polycarbonate material with a metallic finish, which feels better than typical plastic materials.  Both have 1080p screen resolution, Xperia 10 with a 6-inch display and Xperia 10 with a 6.5-inch display. With high pixel density at more than 400ppi, both…

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ Review

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Review

With Apple pushing its ultra-premium iPhone models to the market and Huawei increasing its market share, Samsung needs to innovate continuously. The Galaxy S10+ puts the flagship Galaxy S series to a new height with new features and design. The Samsung Galaxy S10+ has good performance, long battery life, amazing screen and beautiful design finish. Its cameras are fun to use and the fingerprint sensor is reliable with ultrasonic technology. Charging the S10+ is easy…

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Sony Xperia 4 will have Snapdragon 710 Chipset and 21:9 display

Sony Xperia 4 will have Snapdragon 710 Chipset and 21:9 display

It’s rumoured that the Xperia 4 will have Snapdragon 710 SoC under the hood and a display with 21:9 aspect ratio. It’s the same aspect ratio used by the earlier Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus. Despite its tall design, the Xperia 4 could be smaller than earlier Xperia devices. The Sony Xperia 4 may have 5.7-inch display with Full HD+ resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio. The Snapdragon 710 SoC will be accompanied by 64GB…

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First Display Screenshot of Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Smartphone is Unveiled

First Display Screenshot of Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Smartphone is Unveiled

Xiaomi recently announced the gaming-oriented Black Shark 2 and new details are emerging. After benchmark results and leaked hands-on photos, Lin Bin, the co-founder of Xiaomi gave us a sneak peek into the interface of the device. The screenshot was posted by the senior executive on Weibo. Based on the AnTuTu benchmarking listing, the Black Shark 2 will have a display with 19.5:5 aspect ratio, which seems to match with the screenshot. Last year, Xiaomi…

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Are Multiple-Lens Smartphone Cameras Necessary?

Are Multiple-Lens Smartphone Cameras Necessary?

The MWC 2019 shows us a new emerging trend among high-end smartphone models with multiple-lens cameras on the back. Device manufacturers are under constant pressure to deliver new functionality and groundbreaking features to consumers. Back then, mobile phones were just wireless phones with no camera. Eventually, phone camera had very low resolution and produced grainy pictures even with ample natural lighting. Today, things are obviously much better. In latest models, manufacturers don’t only put one…

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Some New Smartphone Models Will Have Google Assistant Buttons

Some New Smartphone Models Will Have Google Assistant Buttons

Google announced recently that devices from Nokia, LG, Vivo, TCL and Xiaomi will have Google Assistant buttons. To be specific, these device models include LG K40, LG G8 ThinQ, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Xiaomi Mi 9, Xiami Mi MIX 3 5G and Vivo V15 Pro. When users press the button once, the Assistant feature is enabled. Double press will show visual snapshots that show relevant information, such as upcoming schedules. When the button is long…

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5G Smartphones Are Being Introduced in Mobile World Congress 2019

5G Smartphones Are Being Introduced in Mobile World Congress 2019

Smartphone manufacturers are revealing their latest devices at the MWC 2019 and some of them support 5G cellular network. Last week, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S10 with 5G support and on Sunday, Huawei revealed the Mate X 5G, with its foldable design. Other makers, such as Oppo, LG and Xiaomi also announced their 5G-capable devices. Unfortunately for Apple’s fans, there won’t be any 5G iPhone released this year. The 5G is a game changer with…

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Considering Whether You Should Upgrade Your Smartphone or Not

Considering Whether You Should Upgrade Your Smartphone or Not

There are many reasons why people still use their old handsets. It could be due to budget constraints, while others think that their existing devices work perfectly well. In many cases, new smartphone models are just minor iterations of the previous ones. So, the performance level and features are nearly identical with your current handset. This applies to many Android model series. On the other hand, Apple releases a new major upgrade of the iPhone…

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Xiaomi Will Release Mi 9 and a Smartphone with Elevating Selfie Camera

Xiaomi Will Release Mi 9 and a Smartphone with Elevating Selfie Camera

With the Mi Mix series, Xiaomi offers devices with one of the highest screen to body ratio. In fact, the Mi Mix 3 that the company released last year is a true full screen model with the manual sliding design. The Chinese company may seek to innovate further with the elevating selfie camera for future models. Wang Teng Thomas, a Xiaomi executive took to Weibo, the social media platform in China to announce that a…

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LG V50 ThinQ Smartphone With 5G Connectivity is Revealed

LG V50 ThinQ Smartphone With 5G Connectivity is Revealed

LG already made it clear that they want to release a 5G smartphone. The well known leakster, Evan Blass, has given us an image that seems to confirm all the rumors that are circulating so far about this device. However, there’s no confirmation about the actual hardware configurations. It is believed that the V50 ThinQ will be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and 4,000mAh battery. There’s also vapour chamber cooling system to compensate for…

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