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Forget Samsung's Galaxy Note 10, This Is The Smartphone To Buy

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Samsung is starting to make a mess of things. The new Galaxy Note 10 may look stunning but it is missing crucial features and Samsung’s handling of the Galaxy Fold is truly baffling. But now there’s A New Hope. The ever-reliable ET News has revealed Samsung is developing its second-generation folding smartphone and it looks set to right everything the Galaxy Fold got so wrong.  Unlike the Fold, which was designed to be a phone which morphs into a tablet, Samsung’s new model will be a 6.7-inch smartphone which folds along the horizontal access so it becomes an ultra-compact device when not in use. ET News says, when folded, this clamshell-style...

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Xiaomi Mi 9T Review: The Commoditization Of Cutting-Edge Smartphone Tech

Posted by Andres Marmolejo on

In the world of technology, cutting-edge, headline-grabbing hardware always begin life as premium, expensive features, only to be commoditized later and become affordable for the masses. In many industries, that lifespan of exclusivity can last years, but in the fast-moving, cut-throat Chinese smartphone space, it is often a year or less. That's what has happened with the pop-up selfie camera and in-display fingerprint reader, features that seemed impossibly futuristic and dropped many jaws just last year. Now, they're features that are available on not just recent Android flagships, such as the Oppo Reno 10X orOnePlus 7 Pro, but even $250 devices like the Realme X. Xiaomi's latest,...

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Xiaomi to Launch a New Smartphone Lineup Tomorrow, Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e Expected

Posted by Andres Marmolejo on

Xiaomi has revealed that it will be launching a new series of smartphones on Friday in China. The company is teasing the launch event on its official Weibo page and has stated that the event will start at 10am CST Asia (07:30am IST). If a number of teasers shared on the company's Weibo page are any indication, Xiaomi will be unveiling the first smartphones built with the help of the Meitu's hardware team that Xiaomi had acquired last year. Meitu's official Weibo account also shared Xiaomi's launch post, which has further cemented the rumours. In a post on its Weibo...

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The first smartphone with a 64MP camera could come from Xiaomi

Posted by Andres Marmolejo on

Xiaomi isn't a high-end (in terms of price) smartphone maker, but its got a knack for firsts – the Xiaomi Mi 9 was the first handset in the world released with the Snapdragon 855 chipset, and now it looks like a future Xiaomi device could be the first phone with a 64MP camera. That's according to a line of code in the camera app of the developer kit for the upcoming MIUI 10, discovered by XDA Developers – MIUI is Xiaomi's user interface (UI) which it lays over the top of Android.  The code has multiple lines that make reference to 64MP photography, and...

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Motorola One Action renders show smartphone with triple cameras and a punch-hole display

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Motorola is rumoured to be working on two new One-series smartphones called One Action and One Pro. While details about the One Pro are not available yet, render images of One Action have surfaced online. The leaked images show Motorola One Action sporting a punch-hole display and a triple camera setup. A report by 91Mobiles has revealed the design of Motorola One Action. From the renders, it can be seen that One Action would have a punch-hole display, with the hole placed on the left side of the screen. There are very thin bezels on either side and has a slightly thicker...

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