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  • Flashback: the Motorola Nexus 6 was the best in the series and it changed Google

    The Motorola Nexus 6 came at a strange time. Google had just sold off the Motorola division to Lenovo months earlier and the smartphone world was in a sudden transition to 64-bit processors. Also, flagship prices were on the rise, something Google tried to fight with the affordable Nexus 4 and 5, but this phone was different.

    With the Nexus 6, Google attempted to create a premium device and in many respects it succeeded. However, the $650 price tag for the 32GB model did not sit right with many...


  • Weekly poll: is the Realme X3 SuperZoom the right one for you?

    Could it be? A periscope camera on a €500 phone that will be available in Europe, rather than China-exclusive? The Realme X3 SuperZoom makes that a reality and shows that the brand is serious about getting a foothold on the Old Continent.

    The periscope lens has 122mm focal length, that's 5x magnification compared to the main camera. Speaking of, the 64MP main cam assists in shooting up to 60x hybrid zoom photos. The phone also boasts two 8MP ultrawide cameras, one on the front and one on the...


  • Weekly poll results: most people are looking to spend $200-$600 on their next phone

    Most people are looking to buy a phone in the $200-$600 range, shows last week's poll. The lower half of that price range proved the most popular, meaning that $200-$400 is the sweet spot for new devices.

    This also means that Apple hit the bullseye with the iPhone SE (2020), which is exactly $400 if you can make do with 64GB storage. The upgrade to 128GB costs $50, which pushes things into the next price range, but that's not unexpected for Apple.

    Still, an Apple A13 chipset at $400 should be...


  • OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Review

    The Bullets Wireless Z are the third pair of wireless earphones from OnePlus. A replacement to the excellent Bullets Wireless 2 from last year, the Bullets Wireless Z are meant to be a more affordable option, while matching the design and features of its predecessor.

    The Bullets Wireless Z are the cheapest wireless set from OnePlus so far, with the US pricing being half what the Bullets Wireless 2 cost. In India, the Bullets Wireless Z costs a third of the Bullets Wireless 2 and half of the...


  • Upcoming Honor Play 4 shines in three different colors in official banners

    Honor is cooking-up another pair of devices for its "Play" lineup. Heading towards a June 3 announcement, the Honor Play 4 and Honor Play 4 Pro should not be confused with the Play 4T and Play 4T Pro. A different pair of Honor devices, that recently appeared out of the blue and are already official.

    Honor Play 4 colors

    A company manager took to Weibo today to showcase banners for the Honor Play 4 in three colors. Officially, that's about as much as we know about the Honor Play 4 pair at...


  • India is loosening legislation and enabling Apple and others to increase domestic production

    India is making major strides towards incentivizing and expanding local production of major manufacturers like Apple and Samsung. The empowered committee of secretaries - the governing body for the country's Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) program met on Friday and decided to remove and alter a few important clauses.

    This has been done as a deliberate effort to attract more US investment, mainly by making India more attractive as a partner in the so-called "China plus one...


  • You can get a vivo iQOO 3 for as little as INR 31,990 on Flipkart

    Vivo has a pretty-sweet promo currently going for the iQOO 3. The base 8GB/128GB version can be had for just INR 31,990. That's and INR 3,000 discount on top of the already active INR 4,000 discount, in place since last month. In order to get the most reduced price on Flipkart, you will have to use a ICICI Bank Credit Card, Credit Card EMI or Debit Card EMI for the transaction. The promo pricing across the entire iQOO 3 lineup (4G and 5G versions) goes as follows:

    Smartphone

    Launch...


  • Oppo Reno4 render showcases dual selfie cameras. Specs in toll.

    The Oppo Reno4 and Reno4 Pro are on their way. We know that much for sure, with a June 5 unveiling event already scheduled. Thanks to some specs leaks and TENAA listings, we also have a pretty good understanding of what kind of specs to expect from both devices. The pair seems to share most of their internals and design. But, so far, most physical glimpses we have received have been of the Reno4 Pro variant. Enter a new, detailed render that showcases the vanilla Reno4 phone.

    Oppo Reno4...


  • Google pushes back Android 11 Beta Launch Show once again

    Google's Android 11 roadmap has been hitting all sorts of snags lately. The original Google I/O May 12 to May 14 event was canceled entirely, due to COVID-19. With it, the anticipated Android 11 Beta release morphed into a fourth Developer Preview build of the OS. The then scheduled June 1 Launch Show online event was later postponed to June 3. And in the latest development, that date has now been scrapped, as well, pushing the whole thing back an undetermined amount of time.

    We are excited to...


  • Samsung Galaxy M01 and M11 launching in India on June 2

    A few days ago, we heard quite a bit of chatter about the Galaxy M01 and M11 coming to India as early as the start of June. Now we have an even more specific date and time for the launch - June 2 at 12PM. The specific time is a bit unexpected, since it seems unlikely for Samsung to hold and actual event for the budget pair. Still, we could be treated to some formal unveiling, even if it is a scheduled promo video. Alternatively, you can expect to see listings go up online.

    We'll likely be...


  • Vivo X50 Pro+ flagship pops-up in new leak

    Vivo's new X50 family is just around the corner and should be officially unveiled on June 1. After a myriad of leaks and official teasers, over the last few weeks, we honestly thought that we had a good idea of what to expect from the upcoming vanilla X50 and the X50 Pro. In a fresh new plot twist, though, we now have an image detailing a third X50 Pro+ model. This one - a proper Snapdragon 865 flagship.

    vivo X50 lineup specs

    A potentially confusing revelation, this new development does...


  • Oppo Reno4 Pro renders leak in Black and White ahead of launch

    On Friday, Oppo revealed a teaser video that confirms the Reno4 Pro will be announced on Friday, June 5. The Reno4 will also make an appearance, and we've recently seen photos of this phone appear in red and blue "Glow" models. A new set of high-quality renders were published on Weibo with the Reno4 Pro in black and white.

    The Oppo Reno4 and Reno4 Pro are 5G phones powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset and have punch-hole selfie cameras with curved-edge displays. One will have dual 32+2MP...