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Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (small screens… and short names are so last year)

The new Redmi Note 9 Pro Max from Chinese phone maker Xiaomi is a smartphone with a 6.67 inch, 2400 x 1080 pixel LCD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, quad cameras, and a 5,020 mAh battery. Basically it’s a big mid-range phone with a bunch of […]

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Amazon launches battery-powered Echo Input portable speaker (in India)

Amazon’s Echo line of smart speakers and smart displays has exploded in recent years… but one thing the company hasn’t offered is a portable, battery-powered Echo. Now the company has one of those too. The new Amazon Echo Input is a compact, 360-degree speaker with up to 10 hours of battery life while playing music, […]

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Motorola One Macro is a budget phone with camera for up-close photography

Smartphone cameras have gotten good enough to replace standalone point-and-shoot cameras for many users. In recent years phone makers have added features like telephoto zoom lenses and support for bokeh-style effects. Now Motorola is bringing macro photography to its latest smartphone. The Motorola One Macro is a relatively cheap phone with one special feature: one of the […]

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HTC Wildfire X launches in India (isn’t actually made by HTC)

Taiwanese device maker HTC has largely become a shadow of its former self since selling most of its smartphone division to Google (and arguably for several years before that). So at first glance it might be a little surprising to see a new HTC smartphone launching in India this week. But as xda-developers points out, […]

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Vivo V15Pro proves pop-up cameras aren’t just for flagship phones

Vivo’s newest smartphone is a mid-range model with some premium features including three rear cameras, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and an AMOLED display with super-slim bezels on all sides… made possible by packing the front-facing camera behind the display. It only pops up when you need it. That was a feature that was previously limited […]

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Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 is a $300 smartphone with a Snapdragon 845 processor

Xiaomi has long had a reputation for offering mid-range phones with high-end specs, but the company’s latest might be the best example to date. In fact, the new phone is so unusual that it’s not even being sold under the Xiaomi name: the company set up a new brand for it. Meet the Pocophone F1, […]

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HMD introduces Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus phones for the international market

After launching the Nokia X5 and X6 in China earlier this year, HMD Global has revealed that they’ll be available in the rest of the world under different names. Meet the Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus. Nokia 5.1 Plus This mid-range smartphones features a 5.86 inch, 1520 x 720 pixel display (with a […]

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Android video app MX Player is becoming a streaming video platform for the Indian market

There was a time when MX Player was one of the best apps for watching videos downloaded to an Android phone or tablet. But these days there are plenty of other options, including the excellent VLC media player from Videolan, which happens to be a free and open source application with versions available for most […]

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BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X launch (in India)

There are two new BlackBerry-branded phones ready to hit the streets. The BlackBerry Evolve and BlackBerry Evolve X are mid-range phones with big batteries, dual rear cameras, and they’re both set to ship in mid-September. While the two phones look a lot alike, the he Evolve is the cheaper of the two, priced at about […]