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Realme named in Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in China

Realme named in Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in China

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We’ve recently taken a look at the Realme 7 5G and have been mightily impressed with the build, camera and overall performance considering the price-tag. It’s a very good phone, and packs speedy 5G connectivity too..Today Realme have been named 2020 China’s “50 Most Innovative Companies”. It’s an award given by Fast Company to companies that are on the way up. In Q3 last year, after just a year-and-a-half in existence, Realme ranked among the world’s Top 7 smartphone brands.Li Bingzhong, founder and CEO of Realme, told us… There are two ways to innovate: One way is the research and development of high-tech, so as to have the innovation ability in high-precision fields, and the other way is to greatly reduce the cost of mature or about to mature technology and popularise the technolo...
Huawei Mate 40 Pro – Review

Huawei Mate 40 Pro – Review

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Can I use an Android device without Google services for my daily driver and does having an awesome camera makeup for the lack of services? These are the two real questions that I have been trying to answer over the past few weeks in my usage of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. As I previously mentioned in my first impressions post I am very heavily invested in using Google for a lot of things in my daily drivers. It is in fact one of the reasons why when I heard the news that Huawei were no longer going to be able to use the full Google services suite, I jumped ship to a Pixel device. Since then it has been over a year and Huawei has had a bit of time to get their App store off the ground and sort their back end systems out. I thought now would be as good a time as ever to investigate how good the ...
Galaxy S21 Range Possibly In Stores Jan 29th, Ultra Pre Orders comes with Buds Pro

Galaxy S21 Range Possibly In Stores Jan 29th, Ultra Pre Orders comes with Buds Pro

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January 14th is the next Unpacked event from Samsung where the Galaxy s21 line will be unveiled ( to be honest there doesn’t seem much left to reveal as pretty much every detail of the latest flagship has been leaked).According to WinFuture the devices will become available in Western Europe on the 29th, with pre-orders being reserved in the intervening period.Although it does appear that those would pre-order ( me included for S21 Ultra ) the new devices can expect some freebiesThose who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will receive the new Galaxy Buds Pro for free (which will cost £207/€230 when sold separately). The Galaxy S21 and S21+ will get the Buds Live instead (these were £154/€170 at launch, but can be had for under €120 now). Every S2...
A smartphone for around £45? What’s the X50 Plus?

A smartphone for around £45? What’s the X50 Plus?

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Well, I spotted this one late last night and had to give my eyes a good old rub. We’ll go through the specs in a minute, but this is crazy cheap. The guys at Gearbest are selling it for £45.30 and the “interesting” people from Wish.com are selling it for just £32. They also use some, ermm… “generous” photos in their product listing…Yeah, as with all these “never heard of” phones which come with “artistic” photographs, I doubt very much that the screen will have a bezel that small or be that thin when it’s actually delivered.The specs for this are all over the place. The Gearbest listing has it with a 5.8″ screen (with unknown resolution), 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, whereas the cheaper Wish.com model apparently has a 5.8″ 2320×1280 pixel screen with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage....
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.

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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!

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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

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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...