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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Huawei's boss wants recently sold Honor to become its biggest competitor

Earlier this month the persistent rumors were proven true: Huawei sold off its Honor brand to a consortium of Chinese companies. The sale was widely believed to have been triggered by the various bans that Huawei has been subjected to by the US government. Today Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei admitted at a company employee forum that the sale was necessary because of the smartphone unit being "under tremendous pressure due to a persistent unavailability of technical elements needed". He added that Huawei could overcome the difficulties, but decided to sell Honor so that the people it...



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Friday, November 27, 2020

HTC to launch TWS earphones with 480 mAh battery

The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is the organization that oversees devices getting imported in the United States and from time to time its website gives us nuggets of gold. The latest finding is TWS earphones from HTC with a 480 mAh battery and USB-C charging port. HTC TWS1 The wireless earbuds might be called HTC TWS1, according to one listing. It also revealed that the whole set will include a charging case with a 400 mAh power cell with 40 mAh extra in each bud. Looking at the actual images, we can only guesstimate the outside part will support some touch...



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OnePlus 8 series gets November patch and tons of bug fixes with the latest OxygenOS update

OnePlus released the OxygenOS Open Beta 4 update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro last week, and now it is rolling out a new software update (OxygenOS 11.0.2.2) for non-beta users of the Snapdragon 865-powered smartphones. The new build brings November 2020 Android security patch to the OnePlus 8 duo while improving the stability of communication functions and optimizing the split-screen app experience. Additionally, OxygenOS 11.0.2.2 brings optimizations for improved battery life and includes tons of bug fixes. You can check out the complete changelog below for all the...



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vivo V20 Pro 5G officially launches in India on December 2

vivo announced and released the V20 Pro in late September, but not in India. This shortcoming of the phone is due to be rectified very soon. We've already known that the V20 Pro would hit the subcontinent sometime in early December, and today the Chinese company has decided to announce the actual date of the unveiling: December 2. Sleek is fast too! #vivoV20Pro #Slimmest5G coming your way to #DelightEveryMoment. Launching on 2nd December. #StayTuned pic.twitter.com/M5JDXGUUQE— Vivo India (@Vivo_India) November 26, 2020 The official confirmation is good to have, of course. If you're...



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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Oppo A53 5G incoming with Dimensity 720, will cost $245

Oppo introduced the A53 smartphone in India this summer - a run-off-the-mill entry-level device with Snapdragon 460 chipset, three cameras, and a fingerprint scanner on the back. According to a listing at China Mobile, the company is preparing a 5G version of it but after further inspection, we realized the Oppo A53 5G is actually an entirely new device. Oppo A53 5G on China Mobile The phone is already on TENAA with its model number PECM30 and PECT30. It will bring a 6.5” display with Full HD+ resolution, with the fingerprint scanner making its way on the side, doubling as a...



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Galaxy S21 unlocking options to include Bixby Voice

Breaking news: Bixby still exists. Not just that, but it will still exist in 2021, as well. According to a new report, the S21 family will ship with Bixby Voice on board next year. So if you were hoping for an unceremonious burial of the failed assistant platform, that's still some way off, it seems. In the meantime, Samsung wants to extend Bixby's reach and as such, in the S21 series, Bixby Voice will be a biometric unlocking option, alongside fingerprint recognition and face unlock. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leaked case image This sounds even less secure than face unlock, and...



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France will begin labeling electronics with repairability ratings in January

On Wednesday, the European Parliament voted in favor of a new policy to “develop and introduce mandatory labeling, to provide clear, immediately visible and easy-to-understand information to consumers on the estimated lifetime and repairability of a product at the time of purchase.” The vote, which passed with 395 votes in favor, 94 votes against, and 207 abstentions (declining to vote) supports the consumers’ Right to Repair. We hope this will translate into swift action to bring a mandatory repairability score index for all electricals and electronic products sold across the EU, to...



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Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro will be just £399.99 starting tomorrow

Xiaomi's latest 'flagship killer' type device, the Mi 10T Pro, is the main star of the company's Black Friday campaign this year. Starting tomorrow, you will be able to find it at Amazon UK for just £399.99 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. We know you've been waiting for this... #Mi10TPro is going on sale at @AmazonUK tomorrow! 🤩🙌🙌Save big on the device this #MiFriday: https://ift.tt/37oD3PZ #5GForEveryone #PowerYourCreativity #BlackFriday pic.twitter.com/ncaDvyyAY8— Xiaomi UK (@XiaomiUK) November 25, 2020 That's £200 less than the normal price for this version,...



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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Oppo Reno5 Pro is finally listed on TENAA, a bigger battery incoming

Two Oppo phones with model numbers PDSM00 and PDST00 were just certified by TENAA and there's a good chance we are looking at two versions of the ucpoming Reno5 Pro 5G smartphone. The listings give us a basic look at some specs - the new phone will have a 6.55” screen and will have a big battery. Oppo PDSM00/PDST00 listing on TENAA (machine translated) TENAA has listed the phone with 2,125 mAh battery capacity, which is in all likeliness one of the two cells needed to enable the 65W SuperVOOC 2.0. This means the actual capacity will be 4,250 mAh - a slight improvement over the...



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Redmi will launch a new watch tomorrow

The Redmi Note 9 series smartphones will debut in China tomorrow and alongside them, the company will also introduce a new smartwatch in its home country. This rumor from yesterday is now officially confirmed by Xiaomi's Lu Weibing, who shared a teaser on Weibo about the launch of the new smartwatch. The image doesn't reveal any specs, but the caption of the post confirms the wearable will be lightweight and have a square-shaped screen, as also hinted by the teaser image. The name of this new smartwatch by Redmi is currently unknown, but it's expected to be a rebranded Mi Watch...



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Ming-Chi Kuo: Demand for iPhone 12 Pro, M1 MacBooks, new iPad Air are higher than anticipated

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released their latest report about the recent performance of Apple leading into the holiday season and it touches on a couple of things we can expect going into next year. First, iPhone 12 models are selling differently than initially anticipated. iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max demand is higher than anticipated, while the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini demand is not as high as was anticipated. In the end, overall iPhone 12 sales are going strong, and momentum looks promising for iPhone 12 sales through the holiday season and going into 2021. Demand for the...



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Leaked image reveals T-Mobile will bring its free voice line deal back

T-Mobile’s latest Black Friday deal has leaked on Reddit. The carrier will be giving a free line to new and existing accounts with two or more lines on eligible plans. T-Mobile has held free-line promotions like this in the past, but the catch is that you can’t stack this promotion with any of the add-a-line deals that it’s currently offering. The promotion will allegedly go live on Wednesday, November 25 and any existing account with 2 (all the way up to 11) lines will be able to add a free line to the account. As mentioned earlier, the free line can’t be stacked with any other...



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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Xiaomi's new 55W fast charger certified, could ship with Redmi flagships

Xiaomi has certified a new 55W fast charger at CCC (also known as 3C) and prolific leakster Digital Chat Station is suggesting it will make its way to Redmi phones, as well as Xiaomi flagships. The power adapter’s model number is MDY-12-EQ, which is an evolution over previous bricks, and it will support the fast-charging rate with 11V at 5A. Xiaomi has a wide range of power adapters that support plenty of new and old standards. However, so far we’re yet to see a Redmi flagship with anything over 33W - currently, the Redmi K30 Ultra is the leader among in-brand peers. Even the Mi 10...



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Microsoft Surface Duo tipped to launch in Germany in Spring 2021

The Surface Duo is Microsoft’s first foray into dual-screen Android phones and so far it’s only available in the US. The last time we heard about the device it got its first discount to $1,199, which is $200 off its initial retail price. Now, German blog WindowsArea is reporting that the Duo is poised to make its way to the German market sometime in Spring 2021. The information was confirmed by unnamed sources who also claim Microsoft’s dual-screen Android phone will make its way to more European markets by H2 2021. UK carriers BT and EE have reportedly reached deals with Microsoft to...



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Samsung Galaxy A12 battery revealed by FCC

The Samsung Galaxy A12 bagged Bluetooth certification last week and now it has been certified by the FCC as well, revealing battery specs in the process. One of the documents posted on FCC's website reveals the Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS) will pack a battery sporting model designation EB-A217ABY. Its exact capacity isn't mentioned, but since the Galaxy A21s comes with a 5,000 mAh cell with model code EB-BA217ABY, it's likely that EB-A217ABY also has the same capacity. The document further revealed that like the Galaxy A21s, the Galaxy A12 will also have 15W charging. FCC doesn't...



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Twitter will begin prompting users when you ‘Like’ a disputed tweet

Twitter’s latest crackdown on the spread of misinformation comes in the form of another warning message. Users are already shown a warning when they try to retweet a tweet that’s been marked with potentially misleading information. Now Twitter will show you a warning when you try to ‘Like’ a Tweet that’s been labeled as potentially misleading. Giving context on why a labeled Tweet is misleading under our election, COVID-19, and synthetic and manipulated media rules is vital.These prompts helped decrease Quote Tweets of misleading information by 29% so we're expanding them to show when you...



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Google testing a new app called ‘Task Mate’ to crowdsource business information and voice recordings

As first reported by 9to5Google, a new app is being tested in a closed beta. The Google-made app is called “Task Mate” and it’s kind of like Google Opinion Rewards, but a bit more involved. Basically, Google Opinion rewards will passively ask question based on recent purchases, or the use of recent Google products like Gmail, Google Assistant, and YouTube. In exchange for answering these questions, you’re rewarded Google Play credit that can be used towards Play Store apps or subscriptions. Task mate takes it a step further and asks users to perform more involved tasks in exchange for a...



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The Galaxy Note20 is 50% off at Google Fi for Black Friday, Note20 Ultra at $799.99

Generally speaking, people haven't reacted very amazingly to Samsung's $999 Galaxy Note20 (non-Ultra), judging its price in relation to all of its compromises compared to the Note20 Ultra. This is all quite understandable, so we're assuming Samsung hasn't sold a lot of these. Well, Google is coming to the rescue right now - or specifically, Google Fi, the search giant's carrier arm. For Black Friday, it's offering you a Note20 for just $499.99. That's 50% off, and at this price, the phone is clearly more enticing than if you had to pay the full normal amount. Samsung Galaxy...



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Monday, November 23, 2020

OnePlus 9 Pro renders reveal new design

We’ve already seen what the OnePlus 9 will look like and now @OnLeaks is bringing us a sneak peek at the Pro variant’s design through a set of renders. The 9 Pro’s design does look similar to the vanilla version but it comes with a curved display instead. Its display diagonal is said to measure in at 6.7-inches and also houses a single punch hole cutout for the selfie cam. The signature Alert Slider and power button are located on the right side while the volume controls are on the left. Around the back, we have a similar looking rectangular camera cutout with four camera lenses. Do...



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