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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

vivo V20 and V20 Pro announced: 64MP triple cameras, 44MP selfie camera, and 4,000 mAh battery

We've been hearing about vivo's V20 series for a couple of weeks now and while the V20 SE is set to be unveiled on September 24, the company now introduced the first two smartphones of the V20 lineup, dubbed V20 and V20 Pro. vivo V20 Pro Let's talk about the more premium V20 Pro first. It's powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC, boots Android 10-based Funtouch OS 11, and has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage onboard. The V20 Pro is built around a 6.44" FullHD+ AMOLED display that has a fingerprint underneath and a notch up top for the dual camera setup - a 44MP main unit with Eye Autofocus and...



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iOS (and iPad OS) 14.2 Public Beta now available

iOS 14 was just officially released last week with major changes to iOS and iPad OS devices and their home screens, among many other changes. Less than a week later, Apple is already hard at work on incremental updates with the release of the iOS 14.2 Public Beta. The Beta is now open to anyone with an Apple ID and a compatible iPhone or iPad device. iOS 14.2 brings a new Music Recognition function right in the Control Center, which integrates Shazam’s (newly acquired by Apple) music recognition abilities. It will let you recognize music that’s ambiently playing and will also be...



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Xiaomi's Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro might be cheaper than previously rumored

Xiaomi's Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro have been leaking a lot recently, and there's a lot of anticipation building for these phones that are successors to the highly popular Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro from last year. A few days ago, a rumor said the Pro model would be priced at €699, which is probably more than most people would have hoped for. Here's a plot twist. Today, yet another unconfirmed rumor comes to contradict that. According to one tipster in Germany, the Mi 10T will be priced at €499, while the Mi 10T Pro will go for €599. That's a full €100 cheaper than initially rumored, and also,...



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Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G get listed in Europe

Google is finally going to make the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G official at an online event on September 30. As we get closer to that, we have more and more clues about these phones. Today they were found listed at multiple European retailers, with those listings giving us presumptive pricing, color options, storage size, and even a possible release date. Let's start with the latter. According to BT in the UK, the phones will be out on October 15. The Pixel 4a 5G will cost £499 with 128GB of storage, while the Pixel 5 will go for £615. The Pixel 5 will be offered in black and green,...



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Monday, September 21, 2020

Realme announces Narzo 20A, Narzo 20, Narzo 20 Pro

Realme's Narzo lineup debuted in May and it now gets three new additions with the Narzo 20A, Narzo 20, and Narzo 20 Pro. Realme Narzo 20A Starting with the most affordable of them all - the Realme Narzo 20A. The phone looks a lot like its predecessor Narzo 10A with its three vertical cameras on the back and the waterdrop notch on the 6.5” HD+ screen, but has now moved to a Snapdragon 665 chipset. The back hosts the 12MP F/1.8 main camera and two auxiliary shooters - one with a 2 MP B&W lens and another 2 MP “Retro lens,” which acts as an add-on for the fancy filters and Portrait...



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Realme C17 arrives with 90Hz display and four cameras

Realme is having a big day in the Asia Pacific - the Narzo 20 family is being announced in India but before that the division in neighboring Bangladesh has just introduced the Realme C17, which will be going global. It comes with a big display, big battery with fast charging, and four cameras on the back. The C17 runs on the 11nm Snapdragon 460 chipset with 1.8GHz octa-core CPU, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The 6.5” LCD with HD+ resolution has a 90Hz refresh rate. The screen-to-body ratio is rather impressive for an entry-level phone, and it's further boosted by the selfie camera...



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Watch the Realme Narzo 20 series announcement live here

The Realme Narzo 20 phones are in their green room and are almost ready to start the show. The live stream will begin at 12:30 PM Indian time/7AM UTC and you can watch it below. Once the dust settles, you will be able to find the new models at Realme.com and Flipkart. There will be three of them: the Narzo 20, 20 Pro and the 20A. So far what we know about them is that they are “performance oriented” phones aimed at “young players”. The Narzo 20 Pro is teasing Dart fast charging support while the vanilla Narzo 20 promises a “best-in-segment” battery. Even the Narzo 20A, which should be...



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Watch the Realme C17 announcement live here

Realme announced the C15 in July and introduced the C12 last month. Today, the company will add another member to the C series - dubbed Realme C17. The launch event will be hosted by Realme in Bangladesh, which will be streamed on YouTube starting at noon local time (6AM UTC). You can join us in watching the event by tuning to the stream below. Realme already confirmed that the C17 will pack a 90Hz display with a quad camera setup on the back joined by a fingerprint reader. The company hasn't divulged the entire specs sheet of the C17, but previous leaks revealed the smartphone will...



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The Oppo Find X2 Pro is the most underrated flagship of the year

To say that 2020 has been all sorts of weird so far would be an understatement, but phone makers left and right have continued to churn out new devices at what seems like breakneck speed. We’ve seen a ton of flagships already, and most of those are excellent. And yet, the prices have crept up continuously, so a lot of them are quite expensive. However, if the amount that a proper top of the line device commands nowadays isn’t an issue for you, the question remains - which is the one to buy? That’s complicated, but if you are (or will be) looking for a new flagship smartphone to call your...



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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Week 38 in review: Sony Xperia 5 II is here, new iPads and Apple Watch, LG Wing

This is your week's recap. There were a few of major announcements this week courtesy of Sony, Apple and LG so let's get started. Sony unveiled the Xperia 5 II, which is largely identical to the Xperia 1 II, but has a more compact 6.1-inch 1080p OLED with a fester 120Hz refresh rate. The Xperia 5 II will go on pre-order on September 29 for $950 and will begin shipping all the way on December 4. Apple held a September event that was focused on the Apple Watch and Apple iPad, instead of the iPhone 12 series. The Watch Series 6 has a brighter always on display, new Blue and Red models and...



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Hot take: Sony Xperia 5 II

The Sony Xperia 5 II is unique for its connection to the past – it has a classic design, a size that draws comparisons with the beloved Compact models and features like the 3.5mm jack that other makers have abandoned for modern alternatives like USB-C and Bluetooth. It’s also a phone that perfectly embodies Sony – a tech giant known for its music players, cameras, TVs and game consoles. The company has a reputation of quality in all of those fields and the Xperia 5 II unabashedly displays relevant branding from those product line-ups: Bravia, CineAlta, Bionz and so on. But not everything...



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Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook Duet review

Introduction The Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook Duet is an entry-level tablet running Chrome OS - but Lenovo includes a kickstand and keyboard (with touchpad) as standard accessories so it can be used as a laptop, completely mobile as a tablet, or flip the kickstand up and consume media on it. Starting at under $300, the Duet has a 10.1-inch Full HD LCD screen that gets decently bright and supports USI (Universal Stylus Input) styli. It runs on a midrange MediaTek Helio P60T chipset and equips a modest 4GB of RAM. Lenovo has made 2 in 1 ChromeOS devices in the past, but they were laptops...



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Weekly poll: the Sony Xperia 5 II seems to be exactly what many have been asking for, or is it?

Usually when a new phone launches you see people in Internet forums describe their perfect phone and how this new model isn’t it. But the new Sony Xperia 5 II seems to check all the boxes we see most often – 3.5 mm jack, memory card slot, no notch, no punch hole, slow charging option, it’s water resistant, it has near-stock Android and so on. All this on top of being a fully-fledged flagship, of course. We get it. When you have a pair of wired headphones that you love, getting a phone that will require you use a dongle feels like a downgrade. Paying $100 extra for a bit more storage...



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Flashback: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact was the first to rebel against the phablet craze

Things weren’t the same after the Samsung Galaxy Note – an irreversible trend began that pushed smartphone sizes bigger and bigger to the displeasure of many as the only phones that remained small were the ones that were cheap and under-powered. What if you wanted the flagship experience, but preferred it to fit snugly in your hand? The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact wowed the crowds with its small stature and big ambitions. It was essentially a minified version of the Xperia Z1 flagship. Surprisingly, it lost very little in the process. Unlike the Galaxy S4 mini, S5 mini and HTC One mini,...



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Weekly poll results: the Poco X3 NFC strikes gold

Last week’s poll leaves little doubt – the Poco X3 NFC strikes a perfect balance between how much it costs and what it delivers. Two thirds of the votes went in its favor and the comment section was pretty positive as well. It starts off with the price – at €230 it slips under much of the available competition. “Available” is a key word as one commenter pointed out as the AliExpress store has stock in Europe. This means no import headaches while similarly value-for-money phones often come from China (and thus are subject to duties, long shipping times and customs trouble). Note that the...



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Huawei Watch GT2 Pro review

Introduction Huawei has become a staple of smartwatch with a rapidly growing roster of GT and Honor Magic watches that have great build quality, battery life and deliver great value for money. We loved the Huawei Watch GT2 for its responsive interface, great build quality and advanced set of features. The Huawei Watch GT2 Pro retains the internals, but is made with a much more premium selection of materials. Its borderless dial is made of sapphire crystal isntead of the traditional glass, the watch case is Titanium and the watch plate, which rests on your wrist is ceramic. Inside...



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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Samsung teases the Galaxy F series

Earlier this week we learned that Samsung is planning to launch a camera-focused Galaxy F series in India, and today, the Korean tech giant confirmed the existence of the new series by posting a teaser image on Twitter with the caption "The new #GalaxyF will definitely leave a mark on you. Stay tuned to go #FullOn." The new #GalaxyF will definitely leave a mark on you. Stay tuned to go #FullOn.#Samsung pic.twitter.com/5ahjw6mqTm— Samsung India (@SamsungIndia) September 19, 2020 Samsung didn't reveal any other details about the Galaxy F series, but rumors have it that the Galaxy F41...



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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 full specs surface

Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab Active 2 rugged tablet back in October 2017, and the company will soon follow up with its successor - the Galaxy Tab Active 3. The tablet has already bagged Bluetooth SIG certification, and thanks to Safety Korea and Geekbench, we know a few of its specs already: an Exynos 9810 SoC, 4GB RAM, and a 5,050 mAh battery. A live image of the tablet also revealed it will come with three physical buttons on the front. Now the entire specs sheet of the Galaxy Tab Active 3 has leaked, that paints a clearer picture of the rugged tablet. Samsung Galaxy Tab...



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Renders of new Nest Home speaker leak ahead of launch event

Back in July, Google teased a new Nest Home smart speaker – one that’s meant to succeed the original air freshener Google Home speaker. The new smart speaker, along with a new Chromecast with Bluetooth remote is expected to be announced at a September 30 event. A set of official renders of the Nest Home has leaked thanks to @rquandt via Twitter and WinFuture.de. The renders show two Nest Home colors which might be called “chalk” and “charcoal”. With these renders, we’re given more angles of the speaker, along with a view of the power cord, which seems to have a new proprietary plug. The...



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Moto E7 Plus launches in India on September 23

Motorola unveiled the Moto E7 Plus exactly one week ago, in Brazil. Today, the company has unveiled that, aside from Europe, the E7 Plus is also headed to India. Specifically, the phone will launch in the subcontinent on September 23. You'll find it at Flipkart starting at 12 PM local time. Pricing hasn't been revealed yet, although this should be an affordable device, considering the specs on offer. Get ready for the #UltimateCamera experience. With all-new #motoe7plus you can take your smartphone photography to the next level, even in low light. Launching 23rd September, 12 pm on...



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