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iPhone 13 Diary: The iPhone-to-iPhone transfer process is now beautifully seamless

Back in the day, I used to do an iTunes backup and restore when buying a new iPhone, because that was both faster and more comprehensive than an iCloud transfer. However, Apple’s direct iPhone-to-iPhone transfer process now works so beautifully that it is, in my view, a complete no-brainer to use it.

I’ve just done it with my shiny new iPhone 13 Pro Max, and it really couldn’t have been a smoother experience …

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra to have an S Pen slot, more reports confirm

We’ve been hearing rumors for the past couple of weeks that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have an S Pen slot like the Galaxy Note devices. Today another report claimed the same thing – the next Samsung flagship will have a holster for the S Pen instead of having you put it inside a case as the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy S21 Ultra.

That would also enable the inclusion of a sensor that detects when S Pen is inserted into the smartphone or taken out and can be set to trigger certain actions.

While this is good news for S Pen fans, who got no new Galaxy Notes in 2021, we might be…

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G quietly goes official

Samsung has silently unveiled its latest Galaxy M52 5G in Poland a few days ahead of the Indian launch which is taking place on Tuesday, September 28. The phone is listed on the official Samsung Poland website complete with its full specs list though pricing is yet to be confirmed.

Galaxy M52 5G brings a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with FHD+ resolution and a punch hole cutout for its 32MP selfie camera. The panel has 120Hz refresh rate for smooth animations and instantaneous touch response. There’s a side mounted fingerprint sensor that doubles as the power button.

Around the…

Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G Diwali Edition’s launch set for September 27, Enco Buds Blue variant will tag along

A couple of days ago, Oppo announced it would introduce the F19s on September 27 in India, while the Reno6 Pro 5G Diwali Edition was teased as “coming soon,” which the company today announced will also be launched on Monday alongside the F19s.

The Reno6 Pro 5G Diwali Edition will come in Majestic Gold color, joining the Aurora and Stellar Black models launched in India in July.

Oppo didn’t detail the Reno6 Pro 5G Diwali Edition’s specs sheet but confirmed it will have a Dimensity 1200 SoC at the helm with ColorOS 11.3 and 65W charging support. The smartphone will also come with…

Oppo K9 Pro specs officially confirmed ahead of September 26 launch

A couple of days ago, Oppo announced it will introduce the K9 Pro on September 26 while giving us a glimpse of its design and confirming the 64MP primary camera and MediaTek chipset. The company has now revealed the SoC is the Dimensity 1200 SoC.

Oppo also revealed that the K9 Pro will sport a 120Hz AMOLED screen with 100% DCI-P3 coverage and HDR10 certification, but it doesn’t tell us the panel’s diagonal or resolution. However, thanks to TENAA, we know this is a 6.43″ FullHD+ display.

The K9 Pro will pack a 4,500 mAh battery with 60W charging and feature a cooling system with a…

Realme narzo 50A and 50i debut

Another Realme event is in the books and this one brought us the narzo 50 series alongside the Indian debut of the realme Band 2 and Smart TV Neo 32-inch. The two narzo 50 series phones pack 6.5-inch HD+ LCDs that sport a waterdrop notch though they utilize different chipsets, rear cameras and have a battery discrepancy which all favor the 50A.

Realme narzo 50A

Narzo 50A is powered by MediaTek’s Helio G85 chipset and comes with 4GB RAM as standard while storage varies between 64GB and 128GB and can be further expanded via microSD cards. The phone brings an interesting design with a…

Apple iPhone 13 lineup, new iPads and Watch Series 7 now on sale

The Apple iPhone 13 quartet are now on sale, in the first wave of over 30 countries to receive them. They are available for pick-up from physical stores, while people who opted for online purchases should already be receiving their packages.

Users in first-wave countries were also able to pre-order new iPads and Watch Series 7 wearables, and the most dedicated fans in the Eastern hemisphere have already been enjoying their shiny new devices for a few hours.

Second-wave countries see pre-orders open next Friday, October 1, and deliveries or pick-ups will begin on October 8….

Realme V11s 5G is official with Dimensity 810 chipset

Realme launched a new faster version of its V11 smartphone in China. It is called Realme V11s 5G and brings Dimensity 810 chipset and up to 6GB RAM, which can be expanded to 11GB thanks to the DRE technology.

The V11s is similar to the V11 – they share the same body, the same 13MP + 2MP cameras, the same 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

The main change is the upgraded Mediatek chipset and the addition of DRE – Dynamic RAM Expansion, which allows internal storage to act as a temporary RAM dump in order to allow the phone to keep more apps open at the same time.

This…

Style That Meets Function: Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G’s Stunning New Cover Screen Empowers Users To Do More

From high-quality cameras to cutting-edge displays, Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is packed with foldable innovations — but you actually don’t even have to unfold it to discover some of its most impressive new features. Blending style and functionality, Samsung has given its clamshell foldable legacy a fresh face thanks to its powerful new Cover Screen.

 

Galaxy Z Flip3 5G’s 1.9-inch Cover Screen comes packed with a range of awesome new upgrades that give you total control of your favorite apps and features — all without having to flip your phone open. From support for new widgets to scrolling through messages, here are some of the ways style meets usability with Galaxy Z Flip3 5G’s Cover Screen.

 

 

Transform Your Cover Screen to a Wallet With Samsung Pay

 

With Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, paying for your morning coffee with Samsung Pay is as simple as flicking your thumb. Simply swipe up on your Cover Screen to bring up Samsung Pay, tap your phone to the payment system and you’re all done and ready to go about your day.

 

 

Check Your Notifications With a Single Glance

 

With the ability to scroll through all your notifications, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G’s Cover Screen makes it easier and faster to see messages from friends and find the information you’re looking for — all without ever opening up your phone.

 

Say you’re meeting up with friends at an art gallery — Galaxy Z Flip3 5G’s larger Cover Screen lets you see 4 lines of message text and allows you to scroll through up to 8 lines of text so that you won’t miss any of the important information regarding where to meet up.

 

Control Your Favorite Apps From the Cover Screen

 

Galaxy Z Flip3 5G’s Cover Screen gives you more control over your smartphone with powerful widgets for 8 native apps. Users can change up their song choice, check the weather and even check their class schedule without needing to unfold the device.

 

The Buds Controller widget lets you toggle between Active noise canceling, Ambient sound and Off modes, as well as block or unblock Buds Touch control. If a great idea for that next vlog episode strikes you all of a sudden, you can easily record your thoughts with the Voice Recorder widget right from the Cover Screen. Other widgets available include music, weather, today’s schedule, next alarm, Samsung Health and timer.

 

 

Sync Your Devices’ Clock Faces With Style

 

Thanks to the enhanced capabilities of Galaxy Z Flip3 5G’s Cover Screen, you can sync up your Cover Screen and Galaxy Watch4 with matching clock faces. Even when you change up your daily style, you can still sync your look by changing the Cover Screen on your Z Flip3 5G and Watch4 to match your outfit. Whether you choose one of Samsung’s iconic, interactive Galaxy watch faces, or customize your clock with images from your gallery, you’ll be sure to find a way to express yourself that is truly your own.

 

 

Express Yourself Right From Your Cover Screen

 

Thanks to a variety of customization options, you can explore true self-expression and make your Galaxy Z Flip3 5G as unique as you are. With the new Cover Screen, you can choose up to 15 images to set as your wallpaper, and it will display a different image every time you turn on your device. Whether you choose incredible memories from a vacation with friends, or a silly GIF that makes you laugh, the Cover Screen is the perfect blank canvas with which you can share all facets of your personality.

 

 

Capture Every Moment With Just One Hand

 

With Quick Shot, you can capture selfies on the fly without having to open your device. Once Quick Shot is activated, simply swipe to switch between photo and video mode to capture content for your social media feed. For those group shots at the beach with friends, you can also swipe up to change to the ultra-wide camera. Not only is it now easier to take photos with one hand, but the rear camera also delivers images with impeccable quality that are instantly ready for sharing with your followers on social media.

Xiaomi Civi to boast 32MP selfie cam with AF

Xiaomi will introduce its new Civi phone series in China this coming Monday, September 27 and we now get official confirmation the first device in the lineup will sport a 32MP selfie cam with autofocus. This combination would be the first on a Xiaomi phone and should result in some solid selfies.

Xiaomi Civi poster confirming 32MP selfie cam with Autofocus (image: Xiaomi Weibo)

In related news, tipster Digital Chat Station shared some detailed product images of the Xiaomi Civi phone and also shared it will weigh 166 grams and will be just 6.98mm thick. He also added that the phone’s…

Our Motorola Edge 20 Pro video review is out

Motorola’s Edge lineup has been expanding rapidly over the past year and the Edge 20 Pro is the latest model in the range. With its Snapdragon 870 chipset, 144Hz OLED display and versatile wide, ultrawide and periscope lens camera setup Edge 20 Pro stands at the top of Moto’s hierarchy. With our full written review out the way, we now bring you our video breakdown with Will guiding you through the phone’s pros and cons.

With Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back and a resin-coated aluminum frame Edge 20 Pro feels and looks like a premium device. The matte back hides fingerprints quite…

Oppo Watch Free to arrive on September 26

The month of September is turning out to be big for smart device announcements, and Oppo lines up an event as well. The company announced on Weibo a new smartwatch is on its way – it will be called Oppo Watch Free and will arrive on September 26, at the same stage where we expect to see the Oppo K9 Pro and an Oppo Smart TV.

Oppo Watch Free

The wearable will have a light rectangular body and what appears to be a rubber strap.

According to the posters, the Watch Free will have some sort of sleep tracking that will allow you to wear it at night. We’ll know what kind of OS will the…

EU Commission proposes removing chargers from all smartphone boxes

In a new press release by the European Commission, legislation is being put forth by the European Commission to standardize the charging plug across all consumer devices. It also plans to “harmonize” a fast-charging standard and “unbundle the sale of chargers from the sale of electronic devices”. This proposal will apply to “smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers, and handheld videogame consoles.”

The Commission officially proposes four things:

A harmonized charging port for electronic devices: USB-C will be the common port.
Harmonized fast-charging technology:…

Realme Air Purifier launching next week in India, retail box image reveals filter’s price

September’s been a busy month for Realme in India since the company launched the Realme 8i, 8s 5G, C25Y, Realme Pad, and a couple of Bluetooth speakers in the country. The brand’s also having an event today in India, where it will introduce the Realme Band 2, the Narzo 50A, Narzo 50i, and Smart TV Neo 32″. However, Realme isn’t done for the month and it has yet another launch coming next week in its biggest market.

A reliable source told us Realme will launch the Realme TechLife Air Purifier in India next week, which is already available in the Philippines and Indonesia. While the Indian…

TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra leaks with Snapdragon Wear 4100+

There are a couple of interesting developments going on with TicWatch smartwatches. First let’s start with the sighting of an unreleased TicWatch Pro 3 variant. In a recent video posted by Italian YouTuber Andrea Galeazzi, the host holds the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS to the camera.

We’ve not seen this “Ultra” model of the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS yet. It is said to run the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ Platform, a slightly updated chip that’s slightly more efficient than the non ‘plus’ version. It has a new co-processor that uses less power when using the always-on display feature in Wear…

Realme Narzo 50A runs Geekbench, reveals its innards

After a bunch of leaks, rumors, and teasers, we’re almost there – the launch of Realme’s Narzo 50A is happening in just a few hours.

Before that, though, someone in possession of a Narzo 50A decided to let the phone run Geekbench, which has resulted in its scores now being part of the online database of the benchmarking app. In case you’re wondering, it achieved a 387 single-core score and 1364 multi-core score in Geekbench 5.4.1.

The Narzo 50A is listed as being powered by the MediaTek MT6769V/CZ, which is better known as the Helio G85. The model tested has 4GB of RAM on board,…

Razer launches new Kaira X gaming headset

Razer today launched the Kaira X, a more affordable entrant in the company’s range of gaming headset for the consoles. The Kaira X is priced at $60, making it significantly cheaper than the $100 Kaira and $150 Kaira Pro.

The Kaira X feature Razer’s 50mm TriForce drivers that are designed to focus all three portions of the audible frequency spectrum. The headset portion uses a bendable cardioid microphone with noise suppression. On the side are controls for adjusting the volume and muting the microphone.

The Kaira X come in two variants, one for Xbox and one for PlayStation. The…

ID Wallet app saves your driving license on iPhone in Germany

German iPhone users now have a neat new way to digitally store their driver’s license. Version 1.6 of the ID Wallet app developed by Digital Enabling GmbH enables users to scan and save driver’s license on their phones. The app is now officially supported by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority and the Federal Printing Office giving users the freedom of not carrying around their physical documents with them.

ID Wallet app with added driver’s license

Activating the digital driver’s license requires a valid German identity card with an activated online function. After…

Huawei nova 9 series announced with Snapdragon 778G 4G chipsets, up to 100W charging

Huawei’s latest midrange offerings were announced in China today with the nova 9 and nova 9 Pro. The pair bring OLED displays, 50MP quad cameras and utilize Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G 4G chipset meaning neither device offers 5G connectivity.

The Pro model has a larger screen with two 32MP selfie cameras, VC graphene cooling and does up to 100W fast charging over USB-C. The rest of the specs are shared between the two as is the design. Both phones boot Huawei’s latest HarmonyOS 2.

Huawei nova 9 and nova 9 Pro (images: Huawei)

nova 9 boasts a 6.57-inch OLED display with a 120Hz…

Moto Tab G20 is coming to Flipkart next week, a tablet aimed at students

Motorola hasn’t released a new tablet in 10 years, but the drought is about to end. Indian retailer Flipkart has revealed that the company will launch the Moto Tab G20 on September 30 (next Thursday).

This tablet will be aimed mostly at kids who will use it for school work and entertainment. It will run near-stock Android 11 with Kids mode. And it will have a metal body, which should make it quite durable.

Other than that it is nothing fancy, mostly going for “affordable”. It will have an 8” IPS LCD and Dolby Atmos audio. Android will be running on a Helio P22T chipset (12 nm, 8x A53…

iPhone 13 Pro shipments estimates slip to late October, iPad mini delayed even more

Apple launched its latest smartphones and tablets last week and as usual pre-order demand is so big, deliveries for some variants of the iPhone 13 are slipping into the late days of October. If you decide to pre-order the iPhone 13 Pro now you will receive it in a month’s time, with October 22 being the earliest date.

Future owners of the new iPad mini have it even worse – Apple will start shipping some of the slates as late as November 5, and opting for the free engraving service will delay the arrival by extra 10 days.

Both the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are getting slow…

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