Having reviewed the standard sized Pixel 3 already here on AndroidBeat, you’d think that a review of the XL version would involve a lot of copy and pasting – but that’s not entirely true. The XL involves several design and spec decisions that are well worth talking about. Why the delay in looking at the Pixel 3’s larger variant? Because the Pixel 3 XL has been decidedly buggy until a day or so ago, when the December 2018 update hit from Google. At last we can review this properly.
As smartphone prices continue to climb, it sounds like we’re going to see one integral component for the future start helping to hike prices as well.
Xiaomi’s recently launched Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with the same set of features as the Redmi Note 5 Pro. This means the device also comes with a handy IR blaster at the top which one can use to control their TV, AC, music system, and other home appliances around them.
A day after initially unveiling the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, Qualcomm has provided more details about the chipset. The highlight of the platform is obviously that it has 5G support but there’s more to it than just that.
While the biggest wireless carriers in the United States are eating up most of the attention when it comes to 5G’s rollout, they aren’t the only ones planning on offering up the faster network connections next year.
Remember Google Allo? This was meant to be Google’s next big step in Android messaging, aiming to take on Apple’s iMessage and serving as the perfect replacement for the aging Hangouts.
HMD Global-owned Nokia today unveiled the Nokia 8.1, its successor to the excellent Nokia 7 plus from earlier this year. The Nokia 8.1 improves upon its predecessor in every way possible which includes the switch to a more power efficient and powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset.
AT&T is jumping on the 5G bandwagon in full force, including announcing an upcoming 5G smartphone from Samsung earlier this week.
Verizon will finally be jumping on the RCS messaging bandwagon. The carrier will add RCS Chat support for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on December 6th. Initially, Verizon plans on adding RCS support to only these two devices but it is working on expanding it to other devices.
The success of the RealMe 1, RealMe 2 Pro and RealMe C1 has given Oppo’s subsidiary RealMe to go ahead and launch more new devices in India and other countries. Just two months after the launch of Realme 2 Pro, the company is back with Realme U1.