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Vivo handsets to get Android 11 soon.

Vivo handsets to get Android 11 soon.

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We recently reviewed the Vivo X51 5G and then we found that £100 had been knocked off the price. Now we’re finding out that the phone will be getting Android 11 very soon too.Vivo has announced that the updates will start rolling out from end of November, with the Vivo X51 5G being first. Meanwhile, the Vivo Y70, Vivo Y20s and Y11s will follow on later this year.Don’t forget to have a read of our Vivo X51 5G review or, if you’re interested in buying one, check out the discount that’s now available.The post Vivo handsets to get Android 11 soon. is original content from Coolsmartphone. If you see it on another news website, please let us know.
Oppo A15 now available. Super-cheap entry-level smartphone.

Oppo A15 now available. Super-cheap entry-level smartphone.

Breaking News, Cell Phones
Another phone to add to your list and it’s this entry-level Oppo device at just £119.Available from O2, Amazon or the Oppo e-shop, the Oppo A15 has a big 6.52″ 1600×720 screen (60Hz @ 269ppi) and it comes with 32GB storage (plus a microSD slot), 3GB RAM and a 4230mAh battery.Powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 at 2.4GHz, there’s a triple rear camera arrangement – 13 megapixel main, 2 megapixel macro and 2 megapixel depth. It also has a 5 megapixel selfie shooter.Other details include dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and ColorOS 7.2 running on Android 10. No NFC though, so no tappy-tappy payments.Incidentally, there’s a big sale on at Oppo right now with price drops on the Reno 2, the Find X2 Pro (a massive £200 off), the Find X2 Neo 5G (now down to £385.99) and even more offers here. ...
Realme 7 5G down to £229 this weekend

Realme 7 5G down to £229 this weekend

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The Realme 7 5G has quickly become a very highly rated and cheap 5G smartphone, making it the best-selling smartphone among the Realme Black Friday deals.You can get your hands on one of these for just £229 with completely free delivery at Amazon.Powered by MediaTek Dimensity 800U, it has a 6.5″ 120Hz Ultra Smooth Display (1080×2400 pixels) with 30W Dart Charge and a 5000mAh large battery. There’s 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, a 48 megapixel rear camera (plus black and white, plus 8 megapixel wide-angle and 2 megapixel zoom) and a 16 megapixel selfie shooter.Also, considering the low price, we still get dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC for those contactless payments. All in all, a fantastic package for the money and only £229. Boom!Madhav Sheth, Vice President of realme, CEO of re...
Then, along came XDA with a smartphone!

Then, along came XDA with a smartphone!

Breaking News, Cell Phones
A smartphone with a full 66-key QWERTY keyboard? You don’t see that much now! This is a phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, dual SIM connectivity, a 12 megapixel primary camera, an 8 megapixel selfie and… did I mention the slide-out QWERTY keyboard?!I think I’ve been a member of XDA Developers nearly as long as this very site. Oh the good old days of ROMing your Windows Phone (anyone remember them ?)Along came the developer’s OS of choice – Android. The XDA development community grew and grew, creating its own Android OS – CyanogenMod. This then morphed into LineageOS. The first OnePlus device, the OnePlus 1, launched using this very OS (I’ll have to dig mine out of the draw for old times sake).Now, in partnership with F(x)tec, they’ve hopped onto the Pro1 X Indiegogo ...
Huawei kick off their Golden Weekend

Huawei kick off their Golden Weekend

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This one starts on Friday but hey, they didn’t tell me that I couldn’t mention it early. You’ve heard of “Black Friday”, but Huawei have instead gone for “Golden Weekend” and so, from tomorrow, you can back some discounts on their stuff.First, the Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G (+ Free Gift). This weekend it’ll be down to £999.99, which is 23% off the usual price of £1299.99. You get a free set of Huawei FreeBuds 3i wireless earbuds and a silicone case with every purchase too.Next is the Huawei Watch Fit, which we took a look at here. It’s available in Mint Green, Sakura Pink, Cantaloupe Orange or Graphite Black and is down to just £89.99 during the promotional weekend. Normally that’s £119.99 and you can add on a Huawei Smart Scale for £9.99 (normally £69.99) or some Huawei FreeBuds 3i for ju...
Honor Kicks of the pre “Black Friday” sales

Honor Kicks of the pre “Black Friday” sales

Cell Phones, Technology
Honor GS ProIt’s that time of year again where we start to see pre-“Black Friday” deals pop up. This year Honor is going big and they are starting things early. They are dropping prices on a load of their kit, from phones to wearables. It’s not just all their old stock either – they are making price cuts on the newly released kit too! The Honor Watch ES that I reviewed recently gets a £10 price cut.Honor 9XThe prices drop from the 6th of November and are good for the next 20 days after that. I have taken the liberty of suggesting a few of my personal highlights for you which you see below…HONOR 9X – want to capture stunning landscape images or struggling to fit everything in shot whilst shooting in small spaces? The 9X is the camera for you. With a 48MP main camera and the 120...
Xiaomi becomes the third largest smartphone manufacturer

Xiaomi becomes the third largest smartphone manufacturer

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After a decade in operation, Xiaomi (who are behind those “Mi” phones you’ve probably seen) is now number three globally. The latest Canalys reportshows that the company has shipped a massive 47.1 million devices globally, hitting a 45% growth in the previous quarter.Here in Europe, Xiaomi has seen an even bigger growth – up 88% growth.Wen Ou, Head of Western Europe at Xiaomi told us.. Despite the impact of COVID-19 in the first half of 2020, Xiaomi’s diversified product ecosystem has continued to grow, illustrating its business resilience. We firmly believe that no matter what, the pursuit of technological innovations will always be the prerequisite for Xiaomi’s competitiveness; offering amazing products at accessible and honest prices is an evergreen strategy throughout economic cy...
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite arriving on Vodafone UK

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite arriving on Vodafone UK

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You’ll soon be able to bag yourself either the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro or the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite from Vodafone UK. Plus, there’s some extra goodness if you buy before November 12th, you get a £150 Amazon e-voucher on the Mi 10T Pro or a pair of TWS Earphones worth £79.99 on the 10T Lite.Wait! You want to know more about both the phones? Don’t forget to check out in-depth coverage of each one below…. Mi 10T Pro – All you need to know. – CoolsmartphoneOK Xiaomi. What you got for us? A flagship phone you say? OK. It certainly looks nice, but gimme the specs. A 108 megapixel AI camera? Well, that’sCoolsmartphone Mi 10T Lite – All you need to know. – CoolsmartphoneOK, so this is the baby of the bunch. The CPU isn’t the super-quick Snapdragon 865, b...
The iPhone 12 is out. Let’s get a cheap iPhone 11!

The iPhone 12 is out. Let’s get a cheap iPhone 11!

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If you’re looking for an iPhone 11, the O2 “Like New” site is well worth a nose. They’re offering the 64GB iPhone 11 in a range of colours (black, green, purple, white, yellow etc) and you can bag one for £470.To get that price, you’ll need to click the “Pay in full” option, which is tucked under their list of monthly plans. Click the iPhone 11 colour you want, then “Pre built plans” and then scroll to “Pay for your device in full”. It looks like you’ll also need to at least pay for one month on their monthly talk plan – minimum is £16 on that. Either way, for sub-£500 that’s a jolly good deal for a phone which is still selling for £599 on the Apple site itself.I’ve just had a look elsewhere (MusicMagpie etc) but couldn’t find a price near this.The post The iPhone 12 is out. Let’s...
The mobile phones of the 1970’s

The mobile phones of the 1970’s

Cell Phones, Entertainment, Learning
The year is 1976 and, on BBC Kids TV show “Blue Peter”, they’re about to show something amazing. A phone with no cable that you could even take outside. There are absolutely no trailing cables of any kind; it’s not connected to anything at all because it’s got its own built-in transmitter and receiver. https://www.coolsmartphone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/10000000_682435252676261_4139164185578674730_n.mp4 Something a little similar, and slightly better looking, was actually on display a full six years before this though, when Raymond Baxter showed off this portable phone on Tomorrow’s World. This one was designed to operate in an expo in Japan, connecting via short-wave radio. You could call anyone, including your girlfriend or, for a “more intelligent conversation”, you could talk to ...