Sunday, March 31, 2019

Nokia X71 Leaked Sketch Confirms 6.4″ Punch-hole Display & 48MP Triple Rear Cameras

Last year, Nokia introduced the new X-series lineup to launch smartphones with notch displays. Though the X-series is limited to just China, the company launched the same devices in the global markets under different series. HMD Global already confirmed to launch the all-new Nokia X71 smartphone tomorrow in Taiwan. It could be the first Nokia X-series smartphone to join the Android One family. In China, the Nokia devices come with a custom skin laid on top.

The newly leaked sketch which comes from the trusted leakster from China confirms the punch-hole display and triple camera setup on the rear. While the earlier rumors suggested the Nokia X71 to launch in other markets as Nokia 6.2 (a.k.a Nokia 6 2019), the new leak suggests it to be a completely different device. While the LED flash is placed to the left of the rear camera module, the circular fingerprint scanner can be found beneath it. It will be coming with a 6.4-inch punch-hole display with Full HD+ resolution.

Under the hood is the 14nm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform coupled with Kryo 260 CPU and Adreno 512 GPU. This is the same chipset which was also used in the Nokia 7 Plus launched in March 2018. The device packs 6GB of RAM and might come in different storage options. Since the device joined the Android One family, it will be running on the Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. We already knew that the Nokia X71 sports 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor and 120-degree ultra-wide-angle sensor.

The newly leaked information confirms it to come with 48MP + 8MP + 5MP triple rear cameras. As of now, there is no information about the front-facing camera of the device. It will be backed by a 3,500mAh non-removable battery and might support 18W fast charging. Both the power button and volume rocker are placed on the right edge. We will be getting official details including full specifications, pricing, and availability in the next 24 hours. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!

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Microsoft refreshes 13.5” Surface Book 2 with the latest Intel 8th-Gen processor

Microsoft has launched its Surface Book 2 – the 2-in-1 PC back in 2017. The company now has quietly refreshed it with the latest Intel processors. The Surface Book 2 was unveiled in two variants – a 13.5-inch model and a 15-inch model. The 13.5-inch model is now refreshed with the latest 8th-Gen Intel processor.

Rumors were suggesting the launch of Microsoft Surface Book 3 lately; however, the company had chosen to silently refresh its 2-in-1 Surface Book 2 with the latest processor. The Surface Book 2 13.5-inch model now has 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8350U quad-core processor with 3.6GHz Max Turbo now available for purchase. And also the larger Surface Book 15-inch now has 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U quad-core processor with 4.2GHz Max Turbo available for purchase as well.

To recall, both variants of the Surface Book 2 feature Microsoft’s PixelSense display with a conventional aspect ratio of 3:2. The mid-range 2-in-1 Surface Book 2 13.5-inch now comes in 8 or 16GB of RAM and the 15-inch variant features in 16GB of RAM. Both the Surface Books come in 256/512/1TB storage variants as well. The Graphics has also been improved on the 13.5-inch variant with Intel HD Graphics 620 for the Intel i5-8350U model and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 for the Intel i7-8650U model as well. Both these Surface Books feature an 8MP rear camera with 1080p HD Video support and a 5MP front facing camera along with Windows Hello face authentication feature.

And, lastly the Surface Book 2 13.5-inch model comes in 44W (integrated GPU) or 102W (discrete GPU) battery capacity and the 15-inch Surface Book 2 comes in 102W battery capacity. As for the new pricing, the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is priced at $1,499.

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Nubia Alpha Smartwatch with Flexible Display to Launch on April 8th

At the MWC 2019 in February, China’s Nubia showcased the Nubia Alpha smartwatch with some advanced features. According to the company, the Nubia Alpha has the functionality and hardware to replace a smartphone. The company first unveiled the Alpha smartwatch at the CES 2019 held in Las Vegas in early January. At that time, the company mentioned to first launch it in China in the month of April. Now, Nubia has officially revealed the launch date as April 8th.

The eSIM variant which will be limited to just the Chinese market can even make voice and video calls on the go. On the other hand, the foreign markets will be receiving the Bluetooth variant. Under the hood is the Qualcomm  Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM. It runs on a custom OS which brings a lot of features. The Alpha Smartwatch includes 8GB of internal storage for installing apps and storing offline music.

It packs a 500mAh battery which is said to last for a day or two depending on the usage. The 4-inch flexible display on the Nubia Alpha makes it look stand out from the Android Wear devices. It comes with a 4-inch flexible OLED display with an unusual 960 by 192 pixels resolution. Considering it as a first-gen device in this new segment, the design still needs some refinement. The two thick bezels on either side of the display make it too bulky on the wrist.

It comes with a camera along with an additional sensor to track air gestures. With this sensor, the users can simply wave on the smartwatch to control it. The 5MP camera sensor comes with a 82-degree wide-angle view and f/2.2 aperture. We also expect the company to launch the truly wireless earbuds called Nubia Pods on the launch day. These Nubia Pods were announced in partnership with 1more.

 

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Half of Huawei's flagship phones could be foldable in two years, says CEO

Although it was beaten to the punch by the Samsung Fold (and the Royole FlexPai if you're feeling charitable), Huawei threw down a major gauntlet earlier this when it unveiled its Mate X foldable handset, delivering what is arguably the most appealing folding smartphone design to date. 

Now, it appears the company is going all-in when it comes to foldable smartphones, with Huawei CEO Richard Yu offering some refreshingly frank comments about the technology in a new interview with GSMArena

When asked about how many foldable devices it could have in its stable over the next few years, Yu said "I think that on a flagship level in two years, half of our devices could be foldable."

A smaller foldable phone is in the works

Of course, the CEO is more than aware of how expensive its first attempt at the technology is, stating that "folding phones are just in the beginning and the market share is small, they cost a lot and it's very expensive to produce such devices."

However, Yu believes that the cost will reduce significantly over time. "I think in two years foldable phones will have a similar price to current flagship phones," said Yu.

Revealing that his primary handset at the moment is the still-in-development Huawei Mate X, Yu also discussed the just-announced P30 Pro, stating that "In the future we can make a foldable phone sized in half of this one [P30 Pro], we have plans for a smaller foldable phone."

Apple Music may soon get Chromecast support in Android app

When it comes to streaming services and smart home compatibility, there’s no doubt going to be conflicts between the major players and their respective products, but the latest rumors suggest that gap could be closing.

Investigations into the code for Apple Music’s Android app conducted by 9to5Google have found several specific mentions of Chromecast support for Apple’s music streaming service. While this isn’t a guarantee it’ll come soon, or indeed at all, it’s the best indication of compatibility we’ve had yet.

Naturally, with both Google and Apple having their own competing music streaming services and smart home platforms, this kind of compatibility doesn't come easily for either tech giant.

If we do see the Android version of Apple Music become available to stream via Chromecast, this would likely allow phones to cast music from Apple's platform to Google Home devices, Android TVs and other Chromecast-connected tech, although this is just a matter of speculation at this point.

While Apple launched its music service for Android back in 2015, the Google-made operating system hasn't been high on its priority list and it has, only in recent months, added some basic functionality, such as tablet support

Thankfully, this has resulted in a string of compatibility updates, such as support for Amazon's Echo range of speakers in the US as well as a wider roll-out to other Amazon smart devices.

March Madness live stream: how to watch the 2019 Elite Eight games online from anywhere

Things are getting very tense indeed as we go in to the Elite Eight round of the 2019 March Madness, which continues to build towards the National Championship game on Monday, April 8. And with TechRadar’s handy guide, you can make sure you get a 2019 March Madness live stream from wherever in the world you are.

How have your brackets for the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament held up so far? 68 teams entered and now only 8 remain - we sure hope you didn’t pick any First Four teams!

Duke and Michigan State won their Sweet Sixteen games in the East division to move onto the Elite Eight while Virginia and Purdue did the same in the South division. In the West division, Gonzaga and Texas Tech easily triumphed in their latest March Madness games to move onto the Elite Eight while Auburn and Kentucky walked away victorious from their close  games in the Midwest division.

March Madness 2019 has reached its final stages as the Elite Eight are set to battle it out for a place in the Final Four. During the third and final week of the tournament, each region’s winners will compete for a place in the National Championship to see who will be this year’s NCAA champion.

Whether you’re a student trying to watch your college’s team play, an alumni rooting for your alma mater or just a fan of the sport of basketball, we’ll show you how to live stream March Madness 2019 online from anywhere in the world.

How to live stream March Madness 2019 from outside your country

If you live in the US and want to know how to catch all of the games, then keep scrolling and we’ll tell you your best 2019 March Madness live stream and viewing options. There's even a service for you if you live elsewhere in the world.

But if you discover that your chosen broadcaster from your home country is geo-blocked then we can suggest a clever alternative (and no, it doesn’t involve finding some dodgy feed on Reddit). Using a VPN - or Virtual Private Network - you can change the IP address to one in a different state or country which does have the stream so that you can live stream March Madness 2019 from anywhere in the world. The process is very straightforward… 

How to watch March Madness 2019 in the US

If you live in the US and want to watch all 67 games in the NCAA tournament, then you’re in luck as there are plenty of ways to watch.

While you could watch the games on television, you can also do so from the NCAA’s own March Madness Live app. The app and accompanying website will show all 67 tournament games with a 3-hour free preview that will let you watch games airing on TBS, TNT and truTV. However, once the time limit is up, you’ll have to login using the credentials from your cable provider. One thing to note is that any games shown on CBS, which is free over-the-air, won’t count against the 3-hour time limit.

If you have a cable subscription and would prefer to watch March Madness on your TV, truTV will show all of the games in the First Four, CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV will show the first and second rounds, CBS and TBS will show the regional semifinals and finals and CBS will show the Final Four as well as the national championship.

Don’t want to pay for a premium cable subscription to watch March Madness? Don’t worry as there are a number of streaming services that give you access to CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. To make things easier for you, we’ve listed some of our favorite options below.

And don't forget about our handy little VPN trick if you're outside the US when you try to watch and find that your preferred broadcaster's coverage is geo-blocked.

Your options to live stream March Madness 2019 online

One streaming service worth considering to watch this year's tournament is Sling TV. The company is currently running a promotion where new users can get 40% off its Sling Orange and Sling Blue packages for the first three months. Basically this means you can watch March Madness 2019 on Sling TV for as little as $15 per month during the tournament. Don't want Sling? Then these other options are worth a look, too.

PlayStation Vue $44.99 per month - PlayStation Vue's  basic Access package offers over 45 channels including ABC, TNT, ESPN and ESPN2. A 5-day trial to Playstation Vue is also available to help you get started.

DIRECTV NOW $50 per month - DIRECTV NOW gives users all the channels needed to watch the NBA and loads of other sporting events. Use DIRECTV NOW’s 7-day trial to test out the platform for yourself. 

YouTubeTV $40 per month - YouTubeTV gives you access to TNT, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.

Hulu with Live TV $40 per month - Hulu with Live TV includes ABC, TNT, CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.

Worldwide March Madness live stream with ESPN Player

March Madness is a phenomenon that doesn't necessarily translate that well globally. But if you want to know what all the fuss is about or you're a US expat wanting to catch the college basketball, then ESPN Player has you covered.

It's available in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia and comes at a cost of £9.99/€11.99 for the next month (or £69.99/€79.99 for a whole year to get additional content from ESPN).

That gets you live and on-demand coverage of every game from the 2019 March Madness, available on desktop and mobile devices.

March Madness: what is it and how does it work?

We can't imagine you will have landed on this page if you don't already know the answer to these questions. But just in case...

Over the course of three weeks, college basketball teams from across the US will play 67 games in total to decide which team will be crowned champion. The tradition dates all the way back to 1939 when there were just eight teams participating in the competition.

March Madness begins with Selection Sunday where 32 teams will gain automatic entry as a result of winning their respective conferences and the remaining teams will be picked by a selection committee. Besides learning which teams will play in the tournament, Sunday will also be the first day the bracket will be officially released to the public. The eight teams are divided into four regions and they are then seeded from one to 16 with the top team from each region earning the top seed. 

The NCAA tournament then enters the first round where the number one seed will face the number 16 team and the rest of the teams will be matched accordingly with low seed teams facing off against high seed teams. During the second week, the remaining teams will advance to the Sweet Sixteen and then the Elite Eight. Each region’s winners will then head to the Final Four during the third and final week of the tournament where they’ll compete for a place in the national championship to see who will be this year’s winner.

Meizu 16s with Sony IMX586 Sensor & Snapdragon 855 SoC Might Launch on April 20th

After the company’s hole-less smartphone crowdfunding program backfired, the back is getting back to the business with the launch of a new flagship smartphone. The upcoming Meizu 16s might launch on April 20th in China. We have already the leaked specifications and renders of the smartphone. Now, the Meizu 16s was spotted on benchmarking website Geekbench with 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and 6GB of RAM.

It also comes with Android 9.0 Pie based FlymeOS out of the box with the highly customized UI on top. The device has scored 3,778 on single core test and 10,493 on multi core test. The company also listed the Meizu 16s on its website revealing some key specifications. Firstly, we can officially confirm the device to come powered by the flagship Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform coupled with Kryo 485 CPU and Adreno 640 GPU.

Currently, Xiaomi and Vivo are the only Chinese manufacturers to launch Snapdragon 855 powered smartphones. In the coming weeks, OPPO will be launching the OPPO Reno smartphone with Snapdragon 855 SoC and 10x lossless zoom. Talking about the Meizu 16s, the device will be coming with a 6.2-inch display. It will mostly use AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution. In terms of optics, the company will only offer dual camera setup on the rear featuring 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor.

From the leaked renders, we can also confirm the Meizu 16s to come with a notchless display, in-display fingerprint scanner and 10-LED ring flash. The 3C listing of the device revealed it to support up to 24W fast charging. We should be seeing more leaks about the Meizu 16s in the coming days. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!

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New OPPO Smartphone with Dual Selfie Cameras & Slider Design Spotted Online

Last year, OPPO launched the flagship Find X smartphone with slider mechanism and stealth cameras. Recently, the company launched the OPPO F11 Pro with a pop-up selfie camera. The recently leaked image also hints the upcoming Reno smartphone will come with a pop-up selfie camera but in a complete unorthodox design. Now, the company has patented a smartphone with a new slider design.

Unlike the OPPO Find X, only the front camera will be hidden on this smartphone. Instead, we might be looking at dual selfie cameras on this device. On the rear, the device comes with a dual camera setup. The rear cameras will move along with the sliding part when accessing the front camera. While the OPPO Find X came with a single front along with Infrared camera, this new smartphone will be the first from OPPO to come with dual selfie cameras.

Apart from the interesting sliding cameras, the rest of the smartphone design looks similar to any other modern smartphone. The device comes with a small chin at the bottom but no notch or thick bezels. While the power button and SIM card slot are placed on the right edge, the volume rocker can be found on the opposite side. We don’t think the company will launch under the OPPO Reno series which will be unveiled on April 10th in China.

The OPPO Reno smartphone will come with triple camera setup on the rear with 10x lossless zoom. Using the periscope zoom camera, it might even offer up to 60x digital zoom. There will be two variants of OPPO Reno smartphone with Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 855 chipsets. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!

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Facebook looking to restrict livestreams, open to more regulation

It's not been an easy couple of years for Facebook in terms of user privacy and data security and everything else, but the giant social network seems determined to start sorting out at least some of its problems.

TechCrunch reports on an open letter published by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, in which she says the platform is "exploring restrictions" for limiting who can launch livestreams.

The letter comes in response to the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, which was streamed live over Facebook by the perpetrators.

Facebook is ready to support the grieving community in New Zealand, Sandberg says, and will be taking further steps to address hate speech on its platform – although she didn't go into too much detail about what that would involve.

Increased regulation

In a separate op-ed in the Washington Post, Facebook founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg says governments and regulators should take on more of a role in policing social networks.

Zuckerberg is calling for new laws in four separate areas, reports the BBC: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.

"Lawmakers often tell me we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree," Zuckerberg writes, saying that the responsibility of restricting hate speech is too much of a challenge for individual sites and apps to tackle alone.

Zuckerberg wants to see a code of conduct that all social media networks must abide by, tighter restrictions on how political parties can campaign online, and new rules for protecting the privacy of users as they move their data between services.

OnePlus Might Reveal the OnePlus 7 Launch Date Tomorrow

For this year’s April 1st, OnePlus teases an electric car with Warp Charge support. While the April Fool’s prank is limited to global markets, the company is getting ready to make some serious announcement on April 1st. The image from the latest post on Weibo shows OnePlus box beneath a Red color cloth along with the April 1st date. While there is no confirmation, the company might actually reveal the launch date for the upcoming OnePlus 7 smartphone.

The post also includes the hashtag #WarpTen and says pre-release poster. With the OnePlus 6T McLaren edition, the company introduced the Wrap Charge 30 technology that comes with 30W power adapter. As of now, there is no much information available about this Wrap Ten. We have already seen several leaks about the OnePlus 7 smartphone. It might come with a complete bezel-less display with a pop-up selfie camera.

While the OnePlus 6T came with dual camera setup on the rear, the upcoming OnePlus smartphone will feature a triple camera setup. Just like other Chinese smartphones, the OnePlus 7 might also opt for the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor. On the front, it might come with a 32MP selfie camera. It will be running on Android 9.0 Pie based Oxygen OS 9 out of the box. Looking at the previous OnePlus launches, the OnePlus 7 should be costing more than its predecessor.

Along with OnePlus 7, the company might also launch truly wireless earbuds. The OnePlus 7 will come powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform built on 7nm FinFET node. It includes Kryo 485 CPU, Adreno 640 GPU, and Hexagon 690 DSP. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!

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The Sega Genesis Mini gets a release date and a price

We've known for some time now that Sega was planning on releasing a Genesis Mini retro console, but up until now details have been thin on the ground. We do now finally have a release date for the box: September 19.

Kotaku reports that the announcement was made on stage at Sega Fes 2019. The Sega Genesis Mini will hit stores in the US for $79.99 – that's roughly £60 or AU$115, though we don't have the official international pricing yet.

The US version of the console is going to differ from the device sold in Japan, which will be take the Mega Drive name like the original console (Genesis was a rebadging done for the US market).

Apparently the US version of the retro gaming box will come with three-button controllers that connect via USB. The Japanese version is set to ship with six-button controllers. Again, there's no news on which version will hit Europe or the rest of the world.

Games, games, games

We know some of the 40 games that'll be bundled with the box too: Altered Beast, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Comix Zone, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Ecco the Dolphin, Gunstar Heroes, Shining Force, Sonic The Hedgehog, Space Harrier II and ToeJam & Earl will be included in the US.

In Japan the line-up includes Sonic 2, Puyo Puyo 2, Shining Force, Castlevania Bloodlines, Powerball, Gunstar Heroes, Comix Zone, Rent-a-Hero, Space Harrier II and Madou Monogatari Ichi (some of which were originally Japanese exclusives).

Finally, Sega did say that the M2 studio behind some of its retro game reboots would be taking care of software development on the Genesis Mini.

Sega follows both Nintendo and Sony in releasing a retro version of one of its classic consoles, but we'll have to wait until September to see if there's enough built up nostalgia for the launch of the Genesis/Mega Drive Mini to be a hit.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Orioles vs Yankees MLB live stream 2019: how to watch today's baseball from anywhere

Spring training is over - regular season MLB baseball is finally back! And in New York today sees the Yankees take on the franchise from nearby Baltimore. With a huge Opening Day win for the Yankees, the Orioles will be looking to strike back quickly on the first Saturday of the 2019 regular season. Find out who will win with an Orioles vs Yankees live stream today.

It's now been 10 years since the Yankees last won a World Series and their players and fans alike will be desperate to go back to the top of the MLB tree. Aaron Judge will be the man with so many hopes on his shoulders, and he didn't disappoint on the Opening Day with three runs from two hits in a convincing win.

Orioles fans may feel like they have a long season ahead after their only 2018 All-Star shortstop Manny Machado left for the San Diego Padres. And the 7-2 defeat in game one of the Yankee Stadium series won't have lifted their spirits one iota.

Keep reading to see the best ways to get an Orioles vs Yankees live stream. As you'll see, it's available via the ESPN+ subscription service (which comes with a 7-day free trial if you haven't tried it before). And we'll also tell you how to catch it even if you're not in the US this weekend.

How to watch Orioles vs Yankees in the US for FREE

Live stream MLB baseball from outside your country

If you've been looking forward to this opening day match-up but now find yourself abroad, you'll find that your coverage will be geo-blocked. Annoying for sure, but not the end of the road...as you can try using a VPN to change your IP address to a US server and watch as if you were back at home.

New remote and gamepad tipped for the Nvidia Shield TV

The Nvidia Shield TV was one of the first Android TV boxes to hit the market and it remains one of the best. Nvidia has continued to push a steady stream of updates out for the device, and it looks like another is in the pipeline.

XDA Developers reports that the Shield's latest code refers to a controller called "Stormcaster" and a remote called "Friday", which may be replacements for the current input devices that are available for the Shield TV.

The Shield TV box got a refresh in 2017 but the controller and remote remain the same as they were back in 2015 when the box first appeared (you get the remote included and the gamepad is an optional extra).

That means these devices are overdue an upgrade and it looks as though new hardware might be imminent. There might even be a whole new Nvidia Shield TV box on the way.

"Active vs inactive"

The names mentioned in the code don't tell us too much about these input devices, apart from what type they are. Both connect over Bluetooth, apparently, with USB another option on the gamepad controller.

An Nvidia spokesperson gave a statement to XDA Developers which reads: "It's fairly standard practice for various concept codenames to appear in codebases. Those references remain even when it becomes unlikely that the concept ever goes into production."

"We can't comment on which codenames refer to product concepts that are active vs which ones are inactive, as it can be fluid. However, I can confirm that none of the codenames below refer to products that have launched publicly."

So make of that what you will. If you already have an Nvidia Shield TV, you might soon have some new accessories to pick from, and if you don't, you might soon have another reason to make a purchase.

Nokia X71 with Snapdragon 660 SoC Spotted on Geekbench Website

HMD Global will be launching the new Nokia X71 smartphone along with Nokia 9 on April 2nd in Taiwan. The Nokia X71 will be the first smartphone from HMD Global to launch under the X-series. A few years ago, Nokia launched the Nokia X smartphone running on a porked version of Android. Talking about the upcoming Nokia X71, the device is now listed on benchmarking website Geekbench.

According to the listing, the Nokia X71 will come powered by the 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform coupled with Kryo 260 CPU and Adreno 512 GPU. Just like other Nokia smartphones, the Nokia X71 will also come with Android One branding. With Android One, we can expect the device to come with stock Android UI, monthly security patch updates, and two guaranteed major OS updates.

It packs 6GB of RAM and might come in 64GB and 128GB storage options. The device will come with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The company already confirmed the device to sport triple camera setup on the rear. The primary sensor will be the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor and there will also be a 120-degree ultra-wide-angle sensor. The third sensor could be the telephoto sensor with 2x lossless zoom.

It is also said to come with true bezel-less display. Based on the leaks, we are expecting the company to use the punch-hole display with in-display selfie camera. However, the device won’t come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Talking about the performance, the Nokia X71 has scored 1455 on single-core and 5075 on multi-core tests. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!

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Motorola One Vision Smartphone Spotted on Google’s ARCore Website

Last year, Motorola launched the Motorola One and Motorola One Power Android One smartphones. Recently, a new Android One smartphone called Motorola One Vision was spotted online. Now, the device was listed on Google’s ARCore website. While not much information is revealed, we can now at least expect the Motorola One Vision launch to happen very soon. The same Motorola One Vision Android One smartphone is rumored to launch as Motorola P40 with the custom ZUI skin.

Talking about the device, the leaks suggest the One Vision to come with glossy finish body with curved edges. On the front, we will be looking at a punch-hole display. It could also be the first ever Motorola smartphone to use the Samsung Exynos chipset. It is rumored to come powered by 10nm Exynos 9610 octa-core processor. The recently launched Samsung Galaxy A50 also came with the same Exynos chipset.

Apart from Samsung, China-based Meizu is one of the bigger brands to use the Exynos chipsets. With the Motorola One Vision, the Lenovo-owned brand will also join the list. It might come with a 6.2-inch punch-hole display with Full HD+ resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio. It also packs 4GB of RAM and might come in 64GB and 128GB storage options. The device will sport dual cameras on the rear where the primary camera feature be the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor.

It will be backed by a 3,500mAh non-removable battery and supports Turbo Charging via USB Type-C port. It should be running on the latest Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. There is also a circular fingerprint scanner on the rear of the device. We can expect more leaks about this device to follow soon. We expect the company to launch the Motorola One Vision in the month of April. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!

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This incredible Mate 20 Pro offer beats all Huawei P30 Pro deals out there

With all the Huawei P30 Pro hype we've seen this week, it's been easy to forget about all of the other brilliant Huawei phone deals out there. Well we certainly haven't forgotten about Huawei's other flagships yet, and through a little bit of digging, we found a Huawei Mate 20 Pro deal that leaves P30 Pro prices in its wake. 

Yep, this ridiculous Mate 20 Pro offer could well change your mind from grabbing those P30 Pro deals you've been coveting. Coming in at a tiny monthly cost of just £24 and upfront spend of just over £100, we've never seen the Mate 20 Pro this cheap. It doesn't even scrimp on data or have some convoluted clause to justify the price. 

This contract is so cheap in fact, that the nearest P30 Pro deal to it will cost you £400 more over the two years. So it's probably a bit of a no-brainer.

You can see this deal in full below, but we wouldn't hang around too long as you'll be kicking yourself if you miss out on this kind of value. If for some reason this tariff doesn't quite fill your needs, try our mobile phone deals guide for all of the other options.

This brilliant Huawei Mate 20 Pro deal in full:

Why is the Mate 20 Pro so good?

We currently rank the Huawei Mate 20 Pro as the third best phone in the world - let us tell you why. With one of the fastest processors of any Android device, a almost unrivalled battery life, a powerful triple camera set up and world first features like in-screen fingerprint scanning - this is an impressive phone. 

In fact, the only issue we've usually been able to come up with is the price, which isn't even a factor you need to worry about with this deal.

Read our full Huawei Mate 20 Pro review

Compare this with the best P30 Pro deals:

LG K12+ Smartphone with DTS:X 3D Surround Sound Support Launched

Earlier this year, LG launched the LG K40 mid-range smartphone. Today, the same LG K4o is introduced as LG K12+ in Brazil. While the device lacks the powerful hardware, the company is bringing the high-end features which can be found only in premium flagships. The LG K12+ will come equipped with AI-based features and premium audio option. The LG K12+ comes with DTS:X 3D Surround Sound support which comes out handy while using headphones.

Also, the company is offering the 3.5mm audio jack on this device. Talking about the specifications, the LG K12+ sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is the 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor coupled with PowerVR GE8320. It packs just 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Also, there is a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with LG UX UI on top.

In the terms of optics, the LG K12+ sports 16MP camera on the rear with f/2.0 and an 8MP selfie camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture. Both the cameras on this device come accompanied by LED flash. The device is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. Along with the power button and volume rockers, the device also sports an additional hardware button for Google Assistant. The device measures 153.0 x 71.9 x 8.3 mm and weighs 150 grams.

On the rear, we can also sport circular fingerprint scanner. While there is no information about IP certification, the LG K12+ comes with MIL-STD 810G certification for its durability. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The LG K12+ is priced at BRL 1,199 (approx USD 305 / INR 21,222) and comes in Black, Platinum, and Blue color options. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!

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New ColorOS updates bring Expert Camera mode and Fingerprint Shooting modes to Realme phones

Not long ago, Realme India had launched its Realme 3 smartphone in the sub-10,000 price bracket. The phone shipped with Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 out-of-the-box and also featured Nightscape mode as well. During the launch, Realme CEO Madhav Seth had confirmed this Nightscape feature is coming to older Realme phones. And, early this week, through his Twitter account, he had also stated that the Nightscape feature is going to roll out to the older Realme 1, the Realme 2 pro and the Realme U1 smartphones in the first half of this year.

And now, Realme has started rolling out the new ColorOS updates for Realme C1, Realme 2 and the Realme 2 Pro smartphones. Well, this isn’t the new ColorOS 6 update, instead a regular ColorOS update with security patches and some noticeable features. Based on the changelog mentioned in the Realme community, it is said that the new ColorOS update brings the latest March Android security patch update to all the three Realme smartphones for Indian and Indonesian markets.

As for the new ColorOS updates is concerned, the Realme 2 Pro update with (Build number: RMX1801EX_11.A.17_0170_201903151409) gets Android’s latest security patch but no extra features. However, the company confirms all the goodies are coming through the next major ColorOS 6 updates. Further, the Realme 2 update with (Build number: RMX1805EX_11.A.25_0250_201903192122) brings in new Expert mode in the Realme 2 camera and also adds Fingerprint Shooting for the camera, which allows your fingerprint sensor to act as a camera shooter. Besides, users get Android March 5, 2019, Security Patch, as stated earlier.

And lastly, the Realme C1’s latest ColorOS update with (Build number: RMX1805EX_11.A.25_0250_201903192122) also brings added the latest security patch alongside the Expert camera mode for the camera as well. It is to be noted that these are timely updates and users might get the new Over-the-Air (OTA) updates in the following days. Expect a bunch of prominent features like earlier mentioned Nightscape feature in the next big Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 update. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.

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Valve unveils its own virtual reality headset: the Valve Index

There had been whispers that Valve was working on its own virtual reality headset, having previously launched VR kit in partnership with HTC, and now those rumors have turned into a real product: the Valve Index.

However, the name is just about all we know about the new VR headset for now. Valve has put up a teaser site inviting you to "upgrade your experience" and listing May 2019 as what we assume is a launch date.

We get one pretty good look at the headset, but for now the price and specs aren't clear. At least with Valve's track record it should know what it's doing with the new hardware.

Unfortunately there's no sign of the Half-Life game that some insiders were suggesting might be revealed alongside a VR headset from Valve – though maybe Valve is just waiting until May to give us the details.

Guessing game

It's certainly a busy time for new VR headset launches, with the Oculus Rift S and the Oculus Quest about to go on sale, and the HTC Vive Focus Plus coming on April 15 as well.

There's more choice than ever for discerning consumers but it means the Valve Index is going to be up against some stiff competition when it sees the light of day. Presumably it'll run the same SteamVR game and apps store as the HTC models.

What seem to be two sensors can be seen at the side of the Valve Index case and previous reports suggest the headset will come with a wider-than-normal field of view. Expect a lot of these information gaps to get plugged in May.

We'll be bringing you all the news of the Valve Index launch when it happens, but in the meantime, you might want to hold off on that VR headset purchase.

Via Ars Technica

These incredible discounted EE phone deals come to an end on Monday

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With the help of some handy voucher codes, you can currently knock £20 or £25 off top Android and Apple flagships. This includes the iPhone XR, Samsung Galaxy S10 and Google Pixel 3.

This isn't some deal to make incredibly expensive contracts ever so slightly cheaper, these vouchers cut the prices of EE phone deals that were already some of the best offers available on these devices.

So if you're interested in saving some cash on your new tariff, scroll down to see these deals in full. But you will have to hurry, these voucher codes will be gone by Monday, April 1 at 6am. Or if you would rather compare them to what else is available, check out our mobile phone deals page

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WhatsApp brings Consecutive Voice Message feature and improved PiP mode in the latest beta

WhatsApp has recently introduced its Dark Mode feature within the app in its latest beta version. The new dark mode is supposedly a user-friendly feature for the folks using AMOLED and OLED displays. The official rollout hasn’t begun yet and is still in testing phase. However, Facebook-owned messaging platform with 1.5 Billion monthly active users is currently working on another new feature that allows users to listen received voice messages consecutively and there are also improvements in Picture-in-Picture mode as well.

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has started testing the new consecutive voice message feature with the latest 2.19.86 beta update. Voice message feature was added later to the interactive messaging app after its launch and is now being used amongst those billion active users every day. Voice messages in WhatsApp conversations allows users to share lengthy messages instead of typing them and the message can be delivered quite quickly. If you are that user who receives voice messages frequently – thanks to the group chats, now you can hear them consecutively instead of tapping each voice message individually.

This new feature will indeed become quite convenient to use and will certainly help the users to have more swift experience, once the official rollout begins. As stated, this new feature is still in beta and official rollout is expected soon. Along with the new consecutive voice message feature, WhatsApp’s 2.19.86 beta also includes improved picture-in-picture mode, which was released earlier for the app.

For those unaware, the picture-in-picture (PiP) mode allows users to watch videos in a pop-up window within the chat for links received through Instagram, YouTube or Facebook instead of redirecting to the app or phone’s browser. While the initially launched PiP feature allowed users to watch videos within the conversation, the improved PiP will now enable users to view anywhere in the WhatsApp app, and users can navigate within the app without any hassle. Also, users can also watch the PiP videos on the home screen while WhatsApp runs in the background, which is quite handy.

Both the feature’s rollout seems imminent along with the much anticipated dark mode as well. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.

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Apple’s wireless charging pad AirPower is dead, confirms the company: Report

Apple’s much anticipated or now we can say most delayed wireless charging pad – the AirPower might never see the light of the day. Yes, the AirPower has now been officially canceled by Apple, citing the inability to meet its high standards for hardware. Apple had confirmed this in an email statement to TechCrunch today.

The statement from the Apple’s Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Dan Riccio had stated that after much efforts the company had concluded that AirPower could not achieve their high standards, which eventually led to canceling the project. The statement from Apple’s SVP also included an apology to their consumers who were much anticipated of its launch for over past 18 months. The statement concluded with the company believing in the future to be wireless and assuring to push the wireless experience forward in the future. The cancellation from Apple comes surprisingly because the recently launched AirPods 2nd-gen featured a wireless charging case, which stated it supports AirPower on the packaging of the case.

For those who are unaware, Apple had announced its AirPower charging pad back in 2017 alongside the launch of tenth-anniversary iPhone X and the true wireless AirPods 1st-gen (2nd-gen have been launched recently). During the announcement, Apple had stated that AirPower would be available in 2018, which indeed didn’t happen and explained the luxury of charging all its wireless charging supported Apple products on a single wireless charging pad. This was one of the much-awaited products since it could charge the devices iPhone 8 and above and could charge the Apple Watch and the newly announced AirPods wireless charging case all at once.

The report further explains the possibilities of why Apple had eventually decided to cancel the AirPower Project. It suggests the project had faced engineering problems related to the laws of physics and AirPower during its testing had run too hot due to its proximity of the 3D charging coils, which are required to charge multiple devices very closely on the wireless pad, which apparently needed more cautious power management. However, Apple hadn’t shed any precise details about the reason for canceling the much-awaited AirPower, and the report cites the earlier mentioned power management issues might be one of the reasons for its cancellation.

Were you waiting for the Airpower to charge your Apple products? Do let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to Phoneradar for more such interesting updates.

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Best Upcoming Smartphones of April 2019 – Expected Specs & Features

In the month of March, we have seen quite a few interesting smartphone launches all over the world. These newly announced smartphones will be hitting the market in April. A few smartphones brands have already revealed the launch dates for their upcoming announcements. Below, let’s talk about the upcoming smartphone launches for the month of April. The list includes the officially confirmed devices along with the ones that are spotted in leaks.

Huawei P30 & Huawei P30 Pro

Earlier this week, Huawei unveiled the all-new P-series smartphones at an event held in Paris, France. Both the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro smartphones will be launching exclusively on Amazon in India. As of now, the company hasn’t yet revealed the India launch date for its new flagship devices. Both the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro comes with Full HD+ AMOLED displays with waterdrop notch and 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 octa-core processor. There is an in-display fingerprint scanner on both these devices.

While the Huawei P30 sports Leica triple camera setup on the rear with 5X hybrid zoom, the Pro variant comes with Leica quad camera setup with 10X Hybrid Zoom. The devices also capture better photos in low light, thanks to the AIS and maximum ISO rating of 409,600 on P30 Pro and 204,800 on P30. For selfies, the devices sport 32MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The Huawei P30 Pro also supports 40W wired fast charging and 15W Qi wireless fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy A90

Samsung will be launching the new Galaxy A smartphones on April 10th. A few days back, the company announced the Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A70 smartphones without revealing the pricing or availability details. The Galaxy A70 comes with Infinity-U Super AMOLED display and sports 32MP triple camera setup on the rear and 32MP single selfie camera on the front. Based on the leaks, the company might launch the high-end Galaxy A90 smartphone on April 10th.

It is mentioned to come with a true bezel-less display with pop-up selfie camera. Currently, the company is using the Infinity-U displays for the mid-range Galaxy smartphones and Infinity-O displays for the flagship Galaxy S series smartphones. The Galaxy A90 might come powered by the leaked Exynos 9710 octa-core chipset built on 8nm FinFET node. Even the Exynos 9820 SoC used in the Galaxy S10 lineup is also built on 8nm FinFET node. The Exynos 9710 will be the successor to the popular 10nm Exynos 9610 mid-range chipset.

Google Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL

Google is long rumored to launch mid-range pixel smartphones. Earlier, the devices are rumored to launch as Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. However, the recently released Android Q Beta 1 update revealed the names of these budget smartphones. The company will be launching these as Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. According to the leaks, the mid-range Pixels will sport AMOLED displays with 18:9 aspect ratio.

While the Pixel 3a will be powered by Snapdragon 670 SoC, the Pixel 3a XL might come with Snapdragon 710 SoC. Both the devices will be coming with 4GB of RAM and run on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. As seen on flagship Pixel smartphones. The Pixel 3a device will also support Active Edge squeeze technology. In terms of optics, the devices will be equipped with a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. Both the devices will support 18W fast charging via USB Type-C port and also includes 3.5mm headphone jack.

Nokia X71

Recently, Nokia sent out the press invites for the launch of a new smartphone called Nokia X71. It will be launching along with the Nokia 9 PureView smartphone on April 2nd in Taiwan. The company also confirmed the Nokia X71 to come with a complete bezel-less display. We expect the company might opt for the punch-hole display with an in-display front camera. On the rear, the device will sport ZEISS triple camera setup featuring a 48MP primary sensor and a 120-degree ultra-wide-angle sensor.

A few rumors suggest the Nokia X71 to make global debut as Nokia 8.1 Plus. As of now, there is no information about the other specifications of the device. Just like other Nokia smartphones, the Nokia X71 will also join the Android One family. It should be running on the latest Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.

OPPO Reno

Last month, OPPO announced to launch high-end smartphones under the new Reno series. It will be coming in two variants with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 710 chipsets. The company will be introducing the periscope style 10x lossless zoom camera with the OPPO Reno smartphone. However, the 10x zoom camera might be limited only for the high-end variant with Snapdragon 855 SoC.

The recently leaked image of the OPPO Reno smartphone shows no periscope zoom camera. We are expecting this to be the Snapdragon 710 powered base variant. While the Huawei P30 Pro with the similar periscope zoom camera is offering up to 50x digital zoom, the OPPO Reno might offer up to 60x digital zoom. The device will come equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner and supports new VOOC 3.0 flash charge technology. It will be running on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with the latest ColorOS 6.0 skin laid on top.

Xiaomi Mi A3 & Mi A3 Lite

Back in July 2018, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite Android One smartphones. Now, the company seems to be gearing up for the launch of new Android One smartphones. The new Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite will be successors to Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. Based on the leaks, the Mi A3 smartphones will come with in-display fingerprint scanners. Going by the Mi A2 Lite pricing, the Mi A3 Lite could become the most affordable smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Also, the new Android One smartphones from Xiaomi will come with 32MP selfie camera on the front. They will be running on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Looking at the current trend, the upcoming Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite might come with waterdrop notch displays. The company skipped launching the Mi A2 Lite in the Indian market. The Mi A2 powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC is currently available for just Rs 11,999.

Realme 3 Pro

During the Realme 3 launch, the company also confirmed to launch the Realme 3 Pro smartphone in the month of April. As of now, the company hasn’t revealed the exact launch date for this new device. The Realme 3 Pro will be competing with the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone. During its launch, the Realme 2 Pro is the most affordable smartphone to come with Snapdragon 660 chipset.

Now, the Realme 3 Pro is rumored to come with the Snapdragon 675 or Snapdragon 710 chipset from Qualcomm. Just like the Realme 3, the Realme 3 Pro will also run on the latest ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie. With the ColorOS 6.0, we also finally got the app drawer. Based on the rumors, the Realme 3 Pro will come with pop-up selfie camera and true bezel-less display on the front. Vivo V15 priced at Rs 23,900 is currently the most affordable smartphone to come with a similar setup.

Honor 10i

Honor’s latest mid-range smartphone Honor 10i was listed on the company’s Russian website. It is basically an upgraded Honor 10 Lite smartphone with better cameras. We expect the company to officially launch it in April. While the Honor 10 Lite came with dual rear cameras, the Honor 10i sports triple camera setup featuring 24MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. Even the front camera on this device is upgraded to 32MP.

Apart from the change in cameras, the Honor 10i comes with the same specifications as on the Honor 10 Lite. On the front, we will be looking at a 6.21-inch waterdrop notch display with Full HD+ resolution. Under the hood, the device comes powered by 14nm HiSilicon Kirin 710 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. It includes 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot storage expansion.

Stay tuned on Phoneradar for the official details including the availability and pricing of the above mentioned smartphones.

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Hackers publish details on critical Magento flaw

The Magento e-commerce platform could soon face a number of attacks after hackers publicly released code that exploits a critical vulnerability in its systems which could be used to plant payment card skimmers on sites that have not yet been updated.

PRODSECBUG-2198 is the name of the SQL injection vulnerability that attackers can exploit without the need for authentication.

Any hacker that can obtain user names and crack the password hashes protecting these credentials could theoretically exploit the flaw to take administrative control of administrator accounts. Upon gaining access, they then could install backdoors or any skimming code they choose.

This method was tested by a researcher at the security firm Sucuri who managed to reverse-engineer a recently released official patch to create a working proof-of-concept exploit.

Card skimming

Competing gangs of cybercriminals have spent the last six months trying to infect e-commerce sites with card skimming malware to steal users' payment details. They employed known exploits as well as zero-day vulnerabilities to accomplish this and such a vulnerability in Magento's e-commerce platform will likely be exploited due to the fact that over 300,000 businesses and merchants use its services.

Lead malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, Jérôme Segura explained the severity of the situation to Ars Technica, saying:

“There is no doubt threat actors are either actively reversing the patch or waiting for a proof of concept to exploit this flaw at scale. When it comes to hacked Magento websites, Web skimmers are the most common infection type we see because of their high return on investment. As a result, we can expect another wave of compromises in light of this newly found critical vulnerability.” 

When the proof-of-concept code was published, comments in the code revealed that it could also be modified to obtain other information from Magento's database such as admin and user password hashes. It was also discovered that the vulnerability has existed in Magento since version 1 of its software. This means that all Magento sites that have not installed the latest update are potentially susceptible.

The company's developers recently disclosed and patched a number of vulnerabilities including PRODSECBUG-2198. There is a stand-alone patch for this vulnerability but since the other flaws also pose a threat, it is recommended that all customers upgrade to Magento Commerce or Open Source 2.3.1 or 2.2.8.

Via Ars Technica

Whoops, Google might have leaked the new Nest Hub Max smart speaker

Whoops, Google might’ve just leaked the new Nest Hub Max, a new smart speaker that has a 10-inch HD screen, a built-in Nest security camera and stereo speakers.

The description for the new smart home hub appeared for a brief moment on Google’s Connected Home section of its storefront before it was spotted by Android Police, who was kind enough to take screenshots of the product before Google scrambled all the information. 

According to the information Android Police found, the speaker looks like the evolution of the Google Home Hub: The Nest Hub Max will have a larger display, a built-in security camera and stereo speakers - giving it a clear edge on the smart home hub released last year. 

Before today, there wasn’t even a rumor of this device floating around (at least, as far as we know) and was something Google was likely hoping to save until its annual Google IO conference in June. 

Then again, maybe it was just several intricately detailed typos in a row? ...Nah, probably not.

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