While the name itself is very hard to take seriously in every possible way, the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 X could both figuratively and literally be a game changing device. It has been a while since companies truly tested the old debate about "how big is too big," but the Mate 20 X is certainly asking that question! Featuring a mammoth 7.21" OLED display, this is not just a flagship device with all the bells and whistles, it brings something completely new to the plate too. Apparently, Huawei has developed this giant to cater to the needs of mobile gamers and while it's not out yet, it would be safe to say that this does look VERY promising. The OEM is even going to sell exclusive joysticks for the phone separately, similar to the Nintendo Switch console. To know what we are talking about, take a look at the most impressive specs below.
· Kirin 980 SoC with graphene-based cooling system
· 7.21" 2244 x 1080 FHD+ OLED display (HDR) with a dew drop notch
· 5000mAh battery
· 40 MP (f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7") + 20 MP (f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.7") + 8 MP (f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), ¼", 5x optical zoom)
· 24 MP f/2.0, 26mm (wide) selfie camera
· Color options: Midnight Blue, Phantom Silver
· Compatible with stylus and gamepad, which will be sold separately
· Available for Preorder from October 26
· Exclusive to China and certain parts of Asia only at the moment
Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Academy Award-winning film Birdman is a dark comedy set almost entirely in one theater and shot to look like a single take. Iñárritu's follow-up film is pretty much the polar opposite of that, although it's Oscar ambition seems equally apparent.
The Revenant, "inspired by true events," stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a 19th century frontiersman who was mauled by a bear and left for dead by his expedition group (which includes Tom Hardy). The trailer is heavy on tension, ambience, beards, drums, and heavy breathing.
Samsung just unveiled a 10nm LPDDR4 6GB DRAM meant for mobile devices at the Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum 2016 in Shenzhen, China recently. Since in 2016, the only upcoming device from the South Korean manufacturer that is worthy of such an upgrade is the Galaxy Note 6, we are pretty sure that is where it will make its debut.
It would be an intelligent guess if we were to say that the same RAM will also be seen on the Samsung Galaxy S8 in 2017. Right now though, we are excited about the Galaxy Note 6. The rumors that are encircling the phablet are awe-inspiring to say the least. A Snapdragon 823 processor that's more powerful than the SD 820, 6GB of LPDDR4 DRAM, 5.8-inch Super AMOLED QHD display and all this powered through a system that consumes less power than its previous iterations!
The software is in its developmental stage though, as per reports and would likely be based on Android N. It will be interesting to see how much of these rumors the Note 6 lives up to, when it is unveiled in August (probably). However, if the newly confirmed 6GB RAM is any indication, then we would be obligated to say that the rumors are pretty spot on these days!
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were without a doubt, the fastest phones running on Android in 2016 and early 2017. While that title might be up for debate now with the launch of a number of smartphones with the next gen flagship processors in 2017, they continue to remain two of the fastest phones that you can buy. In terms of software optimization and camera performance however, they are arguably, still unmatched. With all that said and done, if there was only one gripe about those two smartphones, it would be the design. They just look so outdated compared to the competition, especially with those giant top and bottom bezels. Well, the bad news is that the design may not change much unfortunately.
If the latest report by Forbes turns out to be true, then HTC will be making this year's Pixel phones as well and they will largely reflect the same disappointing design language as that of the HTC U11. In order to find out more about how HTC Soku came to this conclusion by going through the U11's system files, check out the Forbes article here.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Oppo has been in the smartphone industry for almost 10 years now. They have given us some of the most innovative and feature-rich phones in the market. Among the company's series of devices, the Find series has pushed many limits of creativity. It has some of the best flagship phones of the company as well. As in 2020, the company released a new OPPO Find X2 series this week.
OPPO released Find X in 2018 and joined the early pop-up cameras trend. But instead of giving only the pop-up mechanism to the front camera, the company also placed its dual rear camera system on this pop-up module. The smartphone had highly-advanced hardware to deliver really fast processing speed, and also replaced 3D face recognition technology with the fingerprint scanner. The Find X also brought Super VOOC flash charging technology, which eventually became the norm.
Now, it's time for Find X3 series, which is ready to set all-new benchmarks with its ground-breaking display quality and a powerhouse of loaded features giving a true flagship experience. Both the phones feature a 6.7-inch display and a whopping 120Hz refresh rate. With the ultra-fast Snapdragon 865 chipset and 5G network capability, the devices are well equipped to lead the charge into the future. The series has been ranked among smartphones offering the ‘Best Flagship Performance in April 2020' by AnTuTu.
The display made has already given its display panel A+ approval rating. The smartphone has also received eye comfort certification from TUV Rheinland as the phone cuts down the emission of harmful blue light to reduce to strain on your eyes. The phone has 65W super VOOC 2.0 technology that is equipped with ultra-fast charging. The standard model has 4,200mAh battery, whereas the pro model comes with a 4,260mAh battery.
Wireless earbuds have taken over the market over the years.
You can choose from hundreds of wireless earbuds and enjoy the freedom that they offer. I personally believe that wireless earbuds became popular because they have no wires.
Without wires running between your phone and headphones, you're free to do whatever you want and go wherever you want while listening to your favorite music.
Wireless earbuds are handy for everyday life and commuting. They're also perfect for sporty people who want to listen to their favorite songs while training.
Nowadays, wireless earbuds have true wireless designs. This means that they don't come with a cable or neckband connecting them together. They look like earplugs.
Other advantages of truly wireless earbuds include noise-canceling tech, carry cases and touch controls. The carry cases can be used as portable chargers.
What I like most about true wireless earbuds, is that some of them have a built-in heart rate monitor. If you're a fan of true wireless earbuds and want to buy a pair, you're in the right place.
Selecting the right pair can be overwhelming with so many products on the market but I'm here to help. After hours of research, I have found the 3 best true wireless earbuds for android phones.
Without any further ado, let's jump into my product reviews and buying guide.
If you're looking for the best active noise-canceling earbuds, look no further than Sony WF-1000XM3.
Their battery life is estimated at 6 hours (ANC on) and 8 hours (NC off). However, what I like most about this product is the elegant, stylish design.
They're the perfect combination of impressive noise cancellation and great audio quality. If you want a rich, deep bass and tonal balance, this pair is perfect for you.
You also have the option to play with the built-in EQ and make your own sound profile or pick from nine various presets as well as set up the ambient sound levels.
Sony earbuds weigh 0.3 ounces and have a Bluetooth range of 30 feet. They also deliver digital assistant support.
- Stellar audio performance
- Impressive noise cancellation
- Lots of personalization through the companion app
- Super long range with no cuts or stutter
- Sharp-looking, elegant design
- Perfect for videos
- Long battery life
- Poor call quality
- Loose-fitting tips
- Touch controls need improvement
The Samsung Galaxy earbuds represent the first truly wireless earbuds with wireless charging.
All you need is a Samsung S10 phone and you can charge your earbuds whenever you want. They have a great sound and come with a sweatproof, lightweight casing.
The battery life of these earbuds is estimated at 6 hours. They have a sleek, elegant design, a Bluetooth range of 33 feet, and digital assistant support. The Samsung earbuds fit perfectly.
They stay in place all day and have great noise cancellation. Also, you don't have to worry about quality because they deliver high-quality sound from both the microphones and earbuds.
A recent update delivers other impressive features such as hands-free access to the Bixby assistant and the option to tweak equalizer controls with your voice.
If you want top-quality, elegant and popular earbuds for your android unit, the Samsung Galaxy earbuds may be the perfect choice for you.
- Long battery life
- Quality sound from both microphones and earbuds
- Fit great and stay intact all-day
- Great noise cancellation
- Sweatproof casing
- Sometimes, the earbuds don't recognize being tapped
- Not a lot of customization on tapping the earbuds for other features
- Not the greatest call quality
If you're in the mood to spend money on professional earbuds with excellent performance, consider the Master & Dynamic MWO7 Plus.
They're splurge-worthy wireless earbuds that weigh 0.6 ounces. However, what I like most about them is their battery life. It is estimated at 10 hours and 40 hours with a charging case.
Their Bluetooth range is 98 feet and people love them not only because of their performance but design as well. The stainless steel and acetate give these earbuds a stylish, elegant look.
Punchy lows and crisp highs combined result in a perfectly-balanced soundstage. The noise cancellation is also impressive. It minimizes ambient noises during commutes.
As I already mentioned, these earbuds cost a lot. However, they bring great value for money. Let's check some of their main pros and cons before you make your purchase.
- Rich bass depth
- Secure, comfortable fit
- Impressive audio performance
- Eye-catching, elegant appearance
- Long battery life (10 hours per charge)
- IPX5 water resistance
- No AAC Bluetooth codec support, just SBC/AptX
- ANC needs improvement
Wireless and True Wireless Earbuds: What is the Difference?
Wireless earbuds have been present on the market for a while now.
They're not physically connected to your device. However, they do have a wire connecting the earbuds. True wireless earbuds, on the other hand, have no wire whatsoever.
While wireless earbuds allow you to wear headphones a couple of feet away from your mobile unit, true wireless earbuds cuts provide complete freedom.
How to Choose the Best True Wireless Earbuds for Android Phones?
Selecting the right true wireless earbuds can be hard with so many products on the market.
They come in different sizes, shapes and comfort can differ greatly from one product to another. Also, it varies on the size of your ears.
However, there are universal factors you need to consider when choosing the best true wireless earbuds for android phones, including:
- Battery life
- Smart features
- Microphone quality
- Noise cancellation
- Sound quality
True wireless earbuds became very popular over the years. Nowadays, they make the perfect choice for people who prefer complete freedom over wired earbuds.
They're also perfect for sporty people. However, picking the right earbuds for you can be a daunting task with so many products available for purchase.
Hopefully, my reviews of the 3 best true wireless earbuds for android phones can help you make a smart choice. Select the product that meets your needs and fits your budget.
As of Dec 2019, there were more than 3000 formally recognized cryptocurrencies in the world! That means that in less than a decade, over three thousand companies, individuals and crypt ecosystems have been founded.
All of them have been competing with the first one- Bitcoin. When Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin way back in October 2008, no one had expected the cryptocurrency rage to linger for a decade. However, Bitcoin continues to not only corner the market, but also dominate it comfortably with over 70% market share in the entire crypto world.
In this article, we will look at why Bitcoin is superior to every other cryptocurrency out there in the market. In addition, we will also shed some light on Bitcoin's greatest feature- its decentralization.
Why Bitcoin continues to dominate the Crypto ecosystem in 2020?
According to experts, the viability and value of a financial asset is determined by the amount of time it has seen. Now you might say that ten years is not a long enough time to proclaim Bitcoin a success. However, if you look at Bitcoin's competition, you will think that Bitcoin quite an old phenomenon.
Ever since 2011, other companies and tech gurus have experimented with different cryptocurrencies of their own. IxCoin, Tenebrix and Solidcoin were some of the earliest competitors to Bitcoin. All of them came up in 2011. They hoped of taking investors away from Bitcoin. Within a few years, all of them winded up their operations.
Two others, Litecoin and Namecoin also came up around the same time. However, Litecoin continues to enjoy some form of popularity in the asset and investor market.
Why the absence of Satoshi Nakamoto was a boon to Bitcoin's success?
One of the major reasons why people prefer Bitcoin as compared to other cryptocurrencies is because there is no concept of ‘Premine'. Premine essentially means that a previously arranged or specific number of coins will be accrued to the Founder first and then start the networking process.
Many investors who want to associate with the concept of a truly decentralized currency do not want to go in for premine. They do not see any value there. By disappearing Nakamoto ensured two things-
Avoiding extra taxes on cryptocurrencies.
You will notice that practically all major alt coins take some kind of dev fee, maintenance fee, storage tax, etc. This literally translates into the same thing as traditional fiat currency. Why would you want to create a digital/crypto and then burden it with the same moulding of taking transaction fee?
Bitcoin did not do that. This made it a truly one-of-a-kind decentralized currency, which worked between sender and receiver. By not having a central figurehead, every concerned party in Bitcoin will have to create and manage the consensus within the system.
Is Bitcoin's Decentralization going to fuel its success in the future?
The brief answer to this is ‘YES"! In the last few years, especially in 2019, Bitcoin has started showing signs of maturity. The investors in the Bitcoin ecosystem are also showing signs of maturity. In other words, the volatility associated with the hugely profitable bitcoin code is seeing some form of stable investments.
According to many, this signified Bitcoin's coming of age moment. Experts state that 2020 is going to be a great year for Bitcoin. This is because the famous ‘Bitcoin Halving' is expected to happen in May 2020. The year 2029 also saw more and more investors taking their assets out of altcoins and investing them in Bitcoins.
There is a belief that if national governments are going to engage with cryptocurrencies in the future, they are only going to have a dialogue with Bitcoins, and no other cryptocurrencies.