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  • Apple looking to enter the AR market, MacBooks with ARM processors incoming

    According to sources familiar with the matter, Apple will enter the augmented reality market sometime in 2020 with a headset of its own. The source also revealed that the company will announce a new MacBook with ARM-based processor.

    The AR headset's form factor and use case are unknown at the moment, but we do know that it will feature holographic displays. Next year's iPhones will get AR capabilities as well, with the help of 3D ToF sensors on the back. Along with the design revamp, the...

  • The Honor V30 Pro with 5G connectivity is coming in November

    Honor President Zhao Ming has stated that a 5G-connected Honor V30 will be launched next month. Ming didn't commit to a specific date in November, but said that the phone will support Stand Alone and Non-Stand Alone modes and hinted that this phone will target a young crowd.

    According to rumors, the Honor V30 Pro will be the 5G model in the line up. It will use the Kirin 990 5G chipset, which features an integrated modem. The phone will have a 60MP camera on the back and a OLED screen with dual...

  • Pixel 4 can't record 4K video at 60fps as Google thinks you don't need it

    The Pixel 4 and its larger sibling, the Pixel 4 XL, can't record 4K video at 60fps. Google's official Twitter account posted an explanation of why that mode was left out.

    The last sentence in particular stings. The two phones come with 64GB of base storage as default - and part of that is reserved for the OS and RAM. The only upgrade option is 128GB, which is where many mid-rangers start.

    And it goes without saying that there's no memory card slot. Plus, Google stopped offering free original...

  • Samsung Galaxy Fold gets Note10 camera features with new update

    The Samsung Galaxy Fold has been out for some time and Samsung is issuing the first official software update which brings all of the camera updates from the Note 10 line. Users in France and the UAE have already begun receiving firmware version F900FXXU1ASJ4 which comes in at just over 670 MB and brings the October security patch.

    Galaxy Fold update changelog

    The major additions in the camera department include Night mode for selfies, Live focus video and super steady video in Hyperlapse...

  • Xiaomi plans to launch over 10 phones with 5G in 2020

    Xiaomi has a bold plan of launching nearly a dozen new smartphones with 5G next year. The devices won't be all flagships, but midrangers as well, as the company fears 4G smartphones won't be competitive come 2020.

    Lei Jun, the Xiaomi CEO, revealed the 2020 plans at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, where he also urged telecoms to hurry up with their 5G expansion.

    "People in the industry fear that next year 4G models won't sell", Lei said, quoted by Reuters. Xiaomi's share in...

  • Samsung thinks it can sell 5-6 million foldable phones next year

    Korean publication ET News is reporting that Samsung is looking to aggressively expand production of foldable phones for next year. The company is reportedly targeting a 10-fold increase, but analysts question whether there's enough market for all of them.

    Based on the numbers reported, Samsung has sold 500,000 Galaxy Folds. Next year, it plans to produce 5-6 million units. Samsung Display is looking into ways to boost production.

    Currently, Samsung is selling the Folds in batches of 10,000....

  • Live HDR+ and Dual Exposure features not coming to older Pixels

    Two cool new features of the Pixel 4 camera will not be ported back to older Pixel phones - Live HDR+ and Dual Exposure Controls. Those can only run on the new hardware, so the Pixel 3, 3a and others are out of luck.

    To be fair, few phones are fast enough to do real-time HDR preview. The Pixel 4 and 4 XL technically aren't either, what you see on their viewfinders is an approximation of the final result. The effects of the Dual Exposure sliders are previewed in real time so they aren't...

  • Samsung Galaxy S10/Note 10 fingerprint issue might be more serious than it appears

    Last week, news broke out that some Samsung Galaxy S10 users were experiencing an issue with the ultrasonic fingerprint which would allow their phones to be unlocked from non-registered fingerprints. Later on it became apparent that the issue was also replicated on the Galaxy S10+ and Note10 series which brought more attention to the problem.

    Samsung issued an official statement on the matter claiming that "certain silicone screen protectors" were causing the issue and that users should stop...

  • vivo iQOO Neo with Snapdragon 855 appears on TENAA

    vivo iQOO Neo came with the Snapdragon 845 in an attempt to provide a cheaper alternative by the newly established game line. Since Qualcomm unveiled an upgraded Snapdragon 855+ chipset, which was followed by the iQOO Pro release. This means that the original 855 gets to trickle down to the iQOO Neo will be upgraded to Snapdragon 855 as the company confirmed last week. Now the handset has swung by TENAA, which has helpfully shared the majority of its specs ahead of the October 24...

  • Pixel 4 eye detection fix for face unlock on the way, says Google

    Google was in the spotlight last week with the introduction of the brand new Pixel 4 lineup. The two phones mark the first time in the Pixel era that Google decided to ditch the fingerprint scanner in favor of face unlock and it did not come without its issues. Soon after the launch, early Pixel 4 users reported that their devices would unlock even when their eyes are closed, which could be a security issue for many.

    Now, Google has issued a statement that claims a software fix is coming but...

  • Huawei launches nova 5z

    Huawei introduced the nova 5 series in June with the nova 5i Pro joining them a month later. Now, a new smartphone was announced in China - Huawei nova 5z - which appears to be the mostly the nova 5i Pro with a new memory combination.

    The nova 5z is powered by Kirin 810 chipset and is coupled with 6 GB RAM. Storage is either 64 GB or 128 GB, but only the first option is completely new for the smartphone. Everything else - from the screen to the battery and the cameras is unchanged.


  • Week 42 in review: Pixel 4 and Realme X2 Pro debut

    Two major events took place in week 42. Google introduced its latest Pixel phones - the 4 and 4XL, while Realme unveiled its first flagship proper with the X2 Pro. The three phones are shaping to have a significant impact on the industry even if for vastly different reasons.

    Xiaomi pubslished the list of phones that will get MIUI 11 along with a roadmap and it also brought the Redmi Note 8 duo to India.

    Samsung revealed the main changes coming with the second version of its One UI custom skin...