Apple Reportedly Cutting Back On iPhone 12 Mini Production
Apple’s iPhone 12 mini looked like it might have had the potential to be a hit at the start. Many initial reviews and hands-on praised the phone for its small form factor, which they said made it easier to hold. Its slightly more affordable price tag was also something that many had said was a good thing.

LG Could Be Bidding The Smartphone Market Goodbye
A few days ago, it was reported that LG would be exiting the smartphone market. LG then made a statement claiming that the report was untrue, and that the company would continue putting out phones, like the handset with the rollable display that they showed off at CES 2021 earlier last week.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 For Premium Handsets
The Snapdragon 870 just made an entrance into the smartphone market, and as you can expect from the name, it is slightly better than the Snapdragon 865+, which was itself a bit faster than Snapdragon 865.We’ve covered the Snapdragon 865 feature set along with its benchmarking performance, and this new Snapdragon 870 is functionally identical, so nothing new there.Looking at the specifications, the most evident difference is a higher CPU […]

MediaTek Dimensity 1100 and 1200 Processors Launched
MediaTek has been a quiet supplier of processors (SoC) for a massive number of smart devices, including smart speakers from the biggest brands. With the launch of these new Dimensity 1100 and 1200 chips, you can expect to hear more about MediaTek in upcoming smartphone reviews.MediaTek’s come back to high-powered smartphone SoC was already well underway with the Dimensity 1000C as it was by LG for the T-Mobile LG Velvet, […]

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 Is A Potentially Slightly More Affordable Flagship Chipset
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is expected to be the go-to chipset of choice for high-end flagship phones of 2021. However, it seems that Qualcomm has introduced another flagship chipset that could be potentially cheaper for manufacturers who can’t or don’t want to pay for the Snapdragon 888.

iOS 14.4 Will Warn Users If Their iPhone Uses Non-Genuine Camera Parts
One of the reasons why official repairs can be so expensive is because the parts they use are genuine. This means that when you repair a device like an iPhone, you’re guaranteed that the part they used will be the same that is used across other iPhones. This is versus unofficial third-party repairs who might replace parts with cheaper alternatives.

LG Rubbishes Rumors That They Are Shutting Down Its Smartphone Business
Compared to its competitors like Samsung, LG doesn’t look like they are faring quite as well. So much so that there was a report from The Elec that allegedly cited an internal memo at LG over in Korea that the company would be shutting down its smartphone business and that an official announcement would be made by the end of the month.

WhatsApp Has Delayed Its Privacy Policy Change
Earlier this month, it was reported that WhatsApp would be implementing a new privacy policy that would essentially allow them to share data with Facebook. This has led to a lot of confusion as many were unaware of what exactly WhatsApp would be sharing, and many assumed the worst, which led to WhatsApp publishing an FAQ.

An iPhone 13 With In-Display Touch ID Sensor Is Being Tested
As good as Face ID is, there is no denying that a fingerprint sensor is a lot more convenient, especially in this day and age when we are walking around with masks on. Now, there have been reports in the past that claims that Apple could be looking to bring back fingerprint scanning in the form of an in-display Touch ID sensor, and there is a chance that it could […]

Apple Has Started ‘Early Work’ On A Foldable iPhone
There have been rumors floating about suggesting that Apple could be looking to follow in the steps of the competition, like Samsung, and launch a foldable phone in the future. Now in a new report from Bloomberg, they are corroborating those rumors with their sources telling them that apparently “early work” has already begun on the device.

Apple Could Be Looking To Introduce Vapor Chamber Cooling For Its Next iPhone
Due to the space constraints of a smartphone, it would not be realistic to expect companies to approach cooling the same way they would with computers, like using fans. This means that companies need to find a way to balance the power the phone outputs and how it manages the heat that it generates.

Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra: A Powerful TrioEditor's Pick
Samsung just announced its Galaxy S21 flagship smartphones slightly early this year, with a new design, the inclusion of the S-Pen, and a unique market positioning that should help Samsung make even more market gains.

Jooxter Smart Occupancy Management App Helps Social Distancing at Work
French startup Jooxter, a pioneer in smart occupancy management, uses technology tools such as AI, Cloud, and IoT to reinvent the COVID / Post- COVID hybrid work model. Part of the French Tech delegation at CES 2021, Jooxter launched its new web application that maximizes office space, reduces cost, and keeps employees productive and socially engaged. The innovative and secure platform facilitates both remote and physical team management to help […]

Xiaomi Mi 11 Gets Disassembled And Transformed Into A Mechanical Dragon
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!

Americans Now Spend More Time Using Apps Than Watching Live TV
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.

Apple Patents iPhone Case That Can Charge AirPods
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.

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S21 Packaging Confirms Our Worst Fear
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.

Telegram Sees 25 Million New Users In The Last 72 Hours
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.

Samsung Exynos 2100 Mobile Chipset Announced
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.

TCL Shows Off Its Rollable OLED Display
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.