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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Recent Developments on Foldable Smartphone Technology

Recent Developments on Foldable Smartphone Technology

Advanced smartphone technologies are introduced each year and it appears that future designs will focus on physical flexibility. This includes flexible display and battery. This will allow smartphones to become foldable. Here are flexible models that may hit the market: Samsung: Late last year, Samsung gave us a brief glimpse of their first foldable design. It is believed that the model will be called Galaxy Flex or Galaxy F. It may make an official debut…

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Compromised PNG Files May Threaten Android Devices

Compromised PNG Files May Threaten Android Devices

Another security flaw is found to affect Android OS and it’s potentially very serious. When opening a compromised PNG image file, a hidden malicious code could be executed, which may harm your data and device. It’s hard to avoid these booby-trapped images, because they may be very interesting. PNG files can be sent through instant messaging, text messages or email. PNG is a fairly popular image format, although not as popular as JPG. The bug…

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Apple is Developing a New Sound-Based Fingerprint Sensor

Apple is Developing a New Sound-Based Fingerprint Sensor

Touch ID is no longer included in the iPhone X and XS family, but there’s a possibility that Apple is planning to reintroduce the technology. Face ID is a successful replacement technology, offering fewer false positives, compared to the Touch ID. However, there are some advantages of Touch ID. In some situations, users need to silently activate their phones. In classrooms or during meetings, it would be a bit awkward to activate the phone with…

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New Features of Android Q Are Revealed By XDA Developers

New Features of Android Q Are Revealed By XDA Developers

Another Android version is being prepared and it’s expected to include a host of new features. After the Android 9.0 Pie, this could be the next best Android version. Dubbed Android Q, it should improve upon earlier Android versions in various ways. XDA Developers claimed that they have acquired an early build of the Android Q. First of all, XDA Developers discovered a system-wide dark mode in Android Q. Android 9.0 Pie also comes with…

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Detailed Images of Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ Leaked and They Could Be Expensive

Detailed Images of Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ Leaked and They Could Be Expensive

Finally, we get the most detailed images of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ yet. These rendered images show off two upcoming duo of Samsung’s future premium devices. The Galaxy S10 will have a 6.1-inch display with a selfie camera at the top right corner. On the back, there are triple lenses of rear-facing camera for telephoto, ultra-wide and regular modes. Samsung Galaxy S10+ will be bigger with 6.4-inch display a couple of selfie cameras on…

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8 Ways to Extend the Usefulness of Your Outdated Smartphone

8 Ways to Extend the Usefulness of Your Outdated Smartphone

When people throw their outdated phones into a recycling bin, these devices often still work well and are still useful. Instead of allowing your smartphone to collect dust, it’s a good idea to utilize it for other purposes. Christmas is just around the corner and for many, a new smartphone is on the list. Don’t just throw your old one in a drawer and forget about it. Here are a few ways you can use your…

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Which Smartphone Should You Buy?

Which Smartphone Should You Buy?

There is no doubt that 2018 has been a great year for the smartphone. Apple, Samsung, OnePlus and Google have all been hard at work launching the latest smartphones in the year that has been packed with fantastic new phone launches. Smartphones play a huge part in our daily lives. To some, these flat, small and rectangular items of technology have become like a fifth limb. So, without further ado, let us pour over some…

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3 Surprisingly Addictive iPhone Games

3 Surprisingly Addictive iPhone Games

The iPhone has already established itself as the dominant force in smartphone gaming. The reasons for this are simple; developers go where there’s the most money to be made, and also opt for the platform they can most easily develop for. With Android spanning several different hardware variants, and Apple keeping it slick and streamlined with their iPhone series, it’s no wonder the most addictive games right now are premiering on iPhone. Here’s four of…

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Smartphone Abroad Infographic

Smartphone Abroad Infographic

Americans who plan to travel overseas often worry that their mobile devices will not keep them connected once they leave the United States. Considering that 37 percent of Americans say they look at their smartphones at least once every 30 minutes, it’s easy to understand why the thought of losing their connections makes them anxious. Luckily, plenty of options can keep you connected no matter where your travels take you. You just have to make…

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3 Best RPGs Available On Your Smartphone

3 Best RPGs Available On Your Smartphone

Some may argue that the premier gaming platform to emerge over the last few years is not made by Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft. Despite all three companies coming out with big hitter consoles (with another wave no doubt imminent), the champion is in fact the smartphone. Mobile gaming is a shockingly dominant industry, turning over millions of revenue and topping the global charts in terms of players. Detractors will argue that this is just for…

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IronWire: The Cable That Will Probably Live Longer Than You

IronWire: The Cable That Will Probably Live Longer Than You

Cables are always breaking on me. Whether it’s the iPhone charger, the laptop charger, guitar leads or headphone cords, I can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to cables. I had a rabbit that was hugely fond of chewing through anything long, rubbery and inanimate, and more than a few inherently convenient cables fell victim to his oversized teeth. He’s long dead now (from natural causes I might stress, not because he chewed…

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