Our Google Pixel 4 XL video review is up

Great cameras, lackluster battery endurance and Android as envisioned by Google – that’s the brief consensus on the Pixel 4 XL. We’ve already posted our full written review a while back and now we have the video rundown which recaps the main findings and shares some new perspectives on what it’s like to actually use the Pixel 4 XL. Starting with the design Google’s latest flagship has a refreshed front with a tall forehead and is also different around the back with its square camera cutout. It’s nice to see some change after two years of relatively similar Pixel designs. Another welcome… Read more: gsmarena.com

Another Huawei nova 6 5G render leaks, this time in Red

Ten days ago the first render of the upcoming Huawei nova 6 appeared, and now we have another one, this time in Red with the distinctive nova logo and pattern on the back panel. The image reveals a dual-camera punch hole design on the front, quad-cam setup on the back and a fingerprint scanner that will double as a power button on the right side, below the volume rocker. The Huawei nova 6 will also get a 5G variant as confirmed by its TENAA listing. It was also certified with 40W fast-charging support, . The company refreshes its nova lineup twice a year , so given the… Read more: gsmarena.com

Huawei EMUI 10 stable coming to P30, Mate 20 series this month

Back in late September, Huawei posted a list of devices, which would receive the EMUI 10 beta software in the coming months and today, the company has updated the list for the stable EMUI 10 rollout schedule. The update for the most flagship devices is due to arrive by the end of this month with the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro to be the first ones to receive it. They will get EMUI 10 stable before mid-November. In the second half of this month, the Mate 20-series, including the Mate 20 X and the Mate 20 RS Porsche Design, the Honor 20-series and the Magic 2 will be receiving EMUI… Read more: gsmarena.com

vivo Y19 arrives with a Helio P65 chipset and the body of vivo U3

Today vivo introduced its Y19 mid-ranger in Vietnam and Thailand. If the phone seems familiar it’s because it shares its design with the vivo U3 that debuted in China last month. The Y19 is not the exact same phone though as it uses the MediaTek Helio P65 chipset as opposed to the Snapdragon 675. Elsewhere the specs are more or less unchanged. The vivo Y19 has a 6.53″ screen with Full HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch and three cameras on the back alongside an LED flash. A 5,000 mAh battery powers the Y19 and it supports fast charging and reverse charging through a… Read more: gsmarena.com

Apple’s iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Cases have leaked

Apple has often been criticised for the poor battery life of its newest smartphones but this year’s iPhone 11 series finally puts a stop to it all with some huge improvements. Despite this, Apple is working on a set of Smart Battery Cases for its newest iPhones that’ll extend battery life even further.Three new images spotted by MacRumors in the latest version of iOS 13 seemingly confirm Apple’s next-generation Smart Battery Cases will stick with the updated design that was introduced last year. The only difference from an external standpoint is the camera cut-out, which is now much larger … Read more: phonearena.com

Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note10 receiving a fix for fingerprint flaw

A serious security flaw on the Galaxy S10 came to light last week when a British user found that her phone could be unlocked with unregistered fingerprints. Later, it was discovered that the Galaxy S10+ and Note10 series were also marred with this issue. Samsung claimed the issue was caused by third-party, silicon screen protectors, but it turned out that’s not the case. The company promised to fix this issue soon and it’s now rolling out software updates for the S10 and Note10 series with a patch. The update will reach only those units that have fingerprints registered. And, once… Read more: gsmarena.com

Huawei Mate Xs coming with Kirin 990 5G in March 2020

Earlier today Huawei held an event in Shenzhen where it unveiled the Mate 30 5G and Mate 30 Pro 5G for the Chinese market. Alongside those two handsets, the company set the date for the retail start of the Mate X – November 15. If you want a Kirin 990 version of the Mate X though you’ll have to wait some more as Huawei will introduce the Mate Xs in March 2020. Design-wise, the Mate Xs seems to be identical to the regular Mate X. On the inside though, the phone will pack the newer and more powerful Kirin 990 5G chipset. The Kirin 990 5G is built on the 7nm+ EUV process and comes with… Read more: gsmarena.com

Meizu 16T specs leak ahead of launch

The Meizu 16T will be unveiled later today at an event in China, and just ahead of the launch, leaked promo materials come to reveal the design and most of the specs. Last week Meizu VP shared an image of the 16T which showed us what the phone’s back looks like, and today’s leak tells us that the phone will have a 6.5″ Super AMOLED notch-less display on the front with a fingerprint reader embedded in it. The smartphone will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC and come with UFS 3.0 storage. The material doesn’t include information about the RAM and storage, but from AnTuTu and TENAA… Read more: gsmarena.com

Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL Review

IntroductionNew year, new Pixel. This year’s Pixel 4 and 4 XL marks the fourth year since Google made a splash in the mobile segment. Following its predecessors, the Pixel 4’s cameras pack quite a punch with a new dual-lens setup, along with new software to back it up. Last year’s favorites, like Super Res Zoom and Night Sight, are refreshed to deliver even better results. As typical of a Pixel launch, various leaks painted a comprehensive picture of the handset’s physical design and specs before the official launch. But Google’s forte has always been software, and it’s no different … Read more: phonearena.com

vivo Y11 (2019) unveiled with 6.35-inch display, Snapdragon 439 and 5,000 mAh battery

Adding to its ever growing list of entry-level devices, vivo just unveiled the Y11 (2019) in Vietnam. Design-wise the phone is quite similar to the vivo Y12 but comes with one camera fewer on the back and swaps the Helio P22 chipset for the Snapdragon 439. Upfront the Y11 (2019) packs a 6.35-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch for the 8MP front cam. Around the back, we have a 13MP F/2.2 main shooter paired with a 2MP F/2.4 depth helper flanked by a fingerprint reader. Under the hood, we have the Snapdragon 439 paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage which can be expanded via the… Read more: gsmarena.com

Huawei’s next tablet looks like an iPad Pro with a punch-hole display

Samsung released its high-end Galaxy Tab S6 not long ago and Apple is reportedly preparing an updated iPad Pro lineup. Now, a report by 91Mobiles suggests Huawei is also readying a new high-end tablet that’ll presumably arrive early next year.Expected to be marketed as the MediaPad M7, leaked renders of Huawei’s next-generation tablet reveal a tall display with rounded corners paired with pretty slim bezels, much like Apple’s iPad Pro. These bezels appear large enough to house a front-facing camera and any other necessary sensors but, for some reason, Huawei has selected a punch hole design. The … Read more: phonearena.com

The Moto E6 Play leaks with tall display, single camera, and a fingerprint reader

Motorola’s going to unveil three smartphones at an event in Latin America next week. These will include the recently leaked Moto G8 & Moto G8 Plus and a third model that’s just appeared and is understood to be the Moto E6 Play.Due to the budget nature of this phone, the Moto E6 Play is certainly nothing too special in terms of design. The front is adorned by a tall 18:9 display that’s paired with pretty thick bezels on either side and a huge one below. There’s also a pretty large one above the panel, although this is home to the in-ear speaker and selfie camera.Turning the … Read more: phonearena.com

Infinix S5 announced with a Helio P22 SoC, 6.6″ punch hole display, and quad camera setup

Hong Kong-based phone maker Infinix today announced a new budget smartphone, dubbed Infinix S5. The Infinix S5 is built around a 6.6″ 20:9 HD+ display that has a hole in the top-left corner for the 32MP selfie camera. Around the back, it has a fingerprint scanner keeping company to the quad camera setup aligned vertically in the upper-left corner. This setup is a combination of a 16MP main, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, and a low-light sensor. The 5MP unit also lets you take macro shots of objects from as close as 2.5cm. Not just that, you can also record macro videos using the 5MP… Read more: gsmarena.com

Apple iPhone SE 2 pricing, specs, colors revealed by top analyst

When the Apple iPhone SE was released in March 2016, it was made in response to complaints about ever-growing screen sizes and prices. At the time, Apple’s current models were the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen respectively. The iPhone SE took the iPhone 5s design but included the same A9 chipset used on the iPhone 6s. As a result, it carried a 4-inch LCD display with a 640 x 1136 resolution. An upgraded 12MP camera adorned the back along with a 1.2MP FaceTime camera. Originally offered with 16GB and 64GB of storage, Apple refreshed the phone a year after … Read more: phonearena.com

Story-driven game The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature lands on mobile in November

Although we’re so close to Halloween, not all games that we’re reporting about must be “spooky,” but certainly didn’t expect one about Frankenstein to be so light on scary jumps. Indie game studio La Belle Games and publisher ARTE have just announced their upcoming title The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature will be coming to mobile platforms in November.Before the game releases on Android and iOS, ARTE is bringing the game to PC and Mac on October 31, so if you prefer these platforms instead, you’ll be able to get it via Steam. A Nintendo Switch version will be available in Q1 2020 as … Read more: phonearena.com

T-Mobile starts rolling out Night Mode for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

It appears that the wait is finally over for T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners, as the Un-carrier has started to roll out the long-overdue Night Mode. Verizon was probably the first US carrier to include this feature in an update back in August, so it looks like T-Mobile been delaying the release of Night Mode for quite some time.With the new Night Mode, the Galaxy S9/S9+ camera should take decent pictures in low light conditions. The previous camera software analyzed the ambient conditions and automatically selected the Night Mode, but Samsung decided to add a manual switch for this specific … Read more: phonearena.com