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Redmi teases a 64 MP smartphone camera

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Samsung unveiled its new 64 MP camera sensor back in May and in the last days of July, we already know which smartphone manufacturer will be among the first to use it. It is Redmi, as the company already posted somewhat of a camera sample on its Weibo profile. The Xiaomi subsidiary said the industry is officially entering the era of 64 megapixels, and we should expect a phone with the sensor soon.  The official poster by Redmi The image did not say specifically it will use the Samsung sensor, but given the timeline, it is highly likely. Even if smartphones were...

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Warning As Samsung Smartphones Crippled By Latest Update, Factory Reset Needed

Posted by Andres Marmolejo on

Samsung has come under fire in the U.S. after a software update earlier in the week has reportedlylocked some users out of their Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus devices, with only a factory reset being offered as a solution. "I updated my phone with the latest software update," reported one owner on Samsung's support site. "When it restarted it asked me for a password to access my device even though I have never set up my phone with a password to access it—I've talked to Verizon and Google support and both recommend a factory reset." The official advice from a Samsung Care Ambassador was the...

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Samsung teases its upcoming ‘flagship’ smartphone in a video

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Samsung, a few days ago unveiled the launch date of its one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, the next-gen Galaxy Note tipped as the Galaxy Note 10. The handset details are not yet known but the teaser video indicates that there will be more focus on the S Pen and the camera this time. While that was just a teaser image, the company has now posted a teaser video of the handset as well. The video doesn't give away any of the specifications of the smartphone but it does mention "Say goodbye to hassle, and hello to...

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How often do you change your smartphone? Samsung devices get replaced faster, OnePlus used for longer

Posted by Andres Marmolejo on

NEW DELHI: A majority of potential premium smartphone buyers in India plan a replacement in next 12 months and Samsung users replace their smartphones faster than average while OnePlus users hold onto their devices for a longer time, said a new survey by Counterpoint Research on Wednesday. According to Counterpoint Research's "India Premium Smartphone Consumer Survey", replacement cycles among the potential premium smartphone buyers (who are currently using a smartphone priced above Rs  ..  The market research firm surveyed upper-mid and premium segment (priced above Rs 20,000) Android smartphone users. The survey included 800 respondents from top cities in India. The survey...

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Getnord Lynx: Super-tough Android smartphone with a massive battery

Posted by Andres Marmolejo on

Want a smartphone with an enormous battery that will survive far more than anything an iPhone could tolerate? You need the Getnord Lynx. Most modern smartphones are pretty fragile devices, and they don't play well with harsh outdoor environments where there's water, dust, hard rocks, and big drops. But the Getnord Lynx is built to survive, and packs a battery that's big enough to keep it going when most other smartphones have given up. My daily driver smartphone is an iPhone, but this device has two huge limitations as far as I'm concerned. It's very fragile, and the battery is the smallest...

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