The Xiaomi Mi 11 on the surface appears to be a smartphone, but could there be something else lurking under the surface? Could the phone be more than what it appears to be? In a video uploaded to Xiaomi’s Weibo account, the company has revealed that the Mi 11 is actually a mechanical dragon in disguise!
Our smartphones are basically personal computers that fit into our pockets. They can be used to go online, play games, chat with friends, do work, study, and more, so it’s really not surprising to learn that over the years, our habits have changed. According to App Annie’s State of Mobile report, it seems that Americans now spend more time using apps than they do watching live TV.
Right now, the only way to charge the AirPods would be to put it inside of its carrying case, which also doubles as a charger. This means that you need to have the case if you want to charge the earbuds. However, a patent discovered by AppleInsider suggests that Apple is looking at alternate ways.
With Samsung quickly mocking Apple for not including the charger with the iPhone 12, it would have been safe to assume that this meant that Samsung would continue bundling the accessory with their phones, but the recent rumors have suggested that the company might actually end up following in Apple’s footsteps.
With WhatsApp announcing that they will soon start sharing data with Facebook, this has led to a bit of a panic where people are worried about what kind of data will be shared, and what it means for privacy. So much so that they have started to flock to other more privacy-based apps like Signal and Telegram.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 will be announced in the coming days, and it’s probably safe to assume that at least one of the models will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. However, given Samsung’s patterns over the years, it’s almost a certainty that there will be a variation that is powered by Samsung’s Exynos chipset.
While foldable displays might have been the focus a few years ago, it seems that we are starting to move towards other forms of flexible displays, such as rollable ones. LG has teased that they are working on a smartphone with a rollable display, but it seems that they are not alone in this endeavor.
Given how closely Samsung and LG compete in the same space for multiple types of products, you would have been right to assume that LG would have also launched its own foldable phone. However, the company has declined to do so for the past few years, but perhaps it’s because they think they have a better solution.
Our phones contain magnets, but with the iPhone 12 series, Apple has introduced more magnets thanks to the (re)introduction of MagSafe. Some have wondered that with these additional magnets, could it interfere with other devices, like credit cards, access cards, as well as medical devices like pacemakers.
In-display fingerprint sensors have become mainstream these days, which we suppose can’t be helped as companies are moving towards creating smartphones with edge-to-edge displays. However, in the past, we found that compared to regular capacitive fingerprint sensors, in-display sensors were a tad slower.
TCL has been making some inroads in the smartphone market. Their TCL 10 Series now retails at Verizon, with the TCL 10 5G being the most affordable 5G handset there, along with the most exciting camera hardware under $400, according to our Uber HW Camera ranking.
For those who were fans of the iPhone SE, we had previously reported that Apple would not be refreshing the device so soon. We had heard that it might arrive in the second half of 2021 at the earliest, but a report from Macotakara is now claiming otherwise and that we might actually see the phone launched in April 2021.
Apple has, in the past, always strived to make its iPhones as thin as humanly possible. While it is a tech marvel and beautiful to behold, some people have had issues with the thinness as it can make it a bit hard to hold. This is why the iPhone 12 mini actually garnered a lot of praise as it was considerably more manageable than its larger and more unwieldy sibling, […]
5G smartphones are typically associated with higher-end, flagship models, which means that usually, it’s out of the reach for customers who can’t afford or don’t want to pay a premium just for 5G. However, Xiaomi has since announced a new smartphone in the form of the Redmi Note 9T 5G.
Every year, Apple introduces various upgrades to its iPhone cameras, but it seems that if analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s report is accurate, we shouldn’t expect any major upgrades to the iPhone’s main camera until 2023. The analyst claims that the upgrades will mostly be applied to both the ultrawide and telephoto lenses for the 2021 and 2022 models.
To start 2021 with a bang, Motorola has released four new phones ($170 to $400) to reinforce its position in the mid-range and affordable market. Three of them are in the “moto g” series, a core offering for Motorola, while the fourth one is the Motorola One 5G ace, one of the most affordable 5G phones in America.
One of the new hardware features that Apple introduced with the iPhone 12 is a LiDAR scanner. This is meant to help with augmented reality as well as helping the iPhone’s camera better autofocus especially in dimly-lit environments. It’s not necessarily a feature that we can “feel”, but TikTok is hoping to change that.
When Apple announced the iPhone 12 lineup, many initial reviews praised the iPhone 12 mini with its more manageable 5.4-inch display. It was also relatively affordable compared to the other models and it felt like maybe Apple would have another hit on their hands, but it turns out that isn’t the case.
As we start moving towards a future where 5G is the new standard in mobile connectivity, it means that carriers will need to free up more spectrum. This means that older networks such as 3G will eventually be shutdown. However, the (somewhat) good news for Verizon customers is that the company is apparently holding off on shutting down its 3G network indefinitely.
Google typically keeps its apps updated rather frequently, whether it be introducing new features, bug fixes, improvements, and more. However, for some reason, it appears that the company has not updated its iOS apps in a month, and it has been speculated that the reason could be due to Apple’s new requirements.