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Android 11 released: How to install and what’s new

Android 11 released: How to install and what’s new

Today you're going to get Android 11 on your smartphone, provided you own one of a select list of devices from Google (Pixel), OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO, or realme. This new version of Android includes built-in screen recording, "bubbles", and new media controls. This update includes easy access for all connected smart devices from your phone, wireless Android Auto, and a collection of features that are exclusive to Google Pixel smartphones.

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New realme 6 brings 90Hz display to $175 phone

New realme 6 brings 90Hz display to $175 phone

The realme 6 and realme 6 Pro were revealed today with lightning-inspired designs and sizeable 90Hz displays for shockingly low prices. How, we'll be asking, are these devices priced so low when features they posesss only otherwise exist on devices with far higher pricetags? Inside these 6.5 and 6.6-inch display-toting machines we find 480-nit brightness, 90Hz image refresh rate, and 120Hz touch refresh rate - that's no joke!

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Realme x50 pro official with ultra-wide selfies and 5G

Realme x50 pro official with ultra-wide selfies and 5G

This morning the folks at realme revealed the realme X50 Pro 5G with high-powered hardware and a wild assortment of features. This is the first 5G-equipped smartphone from the company realme, but it comes with an industrial design that should look rather familiar. Around the back you'll find a set three cameras assisting a main camera - realme calls this their "64MP Hawk Eye AI quad camera" array. Up front you'll find a 32MP ultra-wide-angle In-Display dual-selfie camera (two lenses, that is), with a 90Hz refresh rate Super AMOLED display.

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Realme X2 Pro Review : Proof a great phone need not be expensive in 2020

Realme X2 Pro Review : Proof a great phone need not be expensive in 2020

The Realme X2 Pro was first announced in October of 2019 and features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED 1080 x 2400 pixel display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, and a price starting at around $330 USD. They key to understanding how a device of this combination of prices and features could exist lies in the aim of the company and the range of prices at which the device is offered. For its base price, this phone is surprisingly great.

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Realme 5i is a 6.5-inch phone with a giant battery for around $125

Realme 5i is a 6.5-inch phone with a giant battery for around $125

The smartphone called Realme 5i was revealed today with a 6.5-inch display and a 5000mAh battery. If you're the sort of person that wants a very large display, but doesn't mind if that display has relatively low resolution, AND you want a massive battery, this might be a phone in which you should be interested. The only real hurdle you'll be dealing with is access - for example, this phone might never be released inside the USA.

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Realme adds opt-out advertisements to phone OS

Realme adds opt-out advertisements to phone OS

Realme smartphones will have ads (content recommendations) with the newest software update at the start of 2020. This system of content recommendation will "promote apps and commercial links" in the base operating system, through the Phone Manager app and Security Check page after installing new apps. Major brands like Google and Samsung have released ads in phones like these in the past.

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You should know about Realme, even if you don’t know OPPO

You should know about Realme, even if you don’t know OPPO

In the year 2010, the brand OPPO created a sub-brand of smartphones called OPPO Real. In the year 2018, the brand was spun off into its own separate brand Realme - still under the China-based multinational firm BBK Electronics, just like OPPO. Realme was established as an "independent brand" by former OPPO overseas business department head and vice president of OPPO, Sky Li.

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Realme X2 Pro aims for the flagship market with OPPO tech

Realme X2 Pro aims for the flagship market with OPPO tech

As the gap in specs between smartphone makers continue to narrow, so do the lines that divide brands and even tiers continue to blur. Companies like ZTE, Xiaomi, and OPPO have spun off not a few sub-brands and subsidiaries, many of whom look or sound the same in terms of features and hardware. The Realme 2X Pro is no different, billing itself as a "Full Speed Flagship", aiming its guns at the big boys while, at the same, carrying OPPO's mark in spirit and in specs.

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Realme XT to debut with the market’s first 64 megapixel phone camera

Realme XT to debut with the market’s first 64 megapixel phone camera

Smartphones have been cannibalizing the lower end of cameras but they are still slightly behind when it comes to professional quality. What they lack in the variety of lenses and equipment, it makes up for megapixel counts. The latest advancements have yielded sensors with 64 megapixels but that sensor hasn't yet landed inside an actual retail phone. That may be changing in a few weeks with Realme's new XT that will be the first phone with such a large sensor.

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Should I worry if my phone’s brand is failing?

Should I worry if my phone’s brand is failing?

Today we're taking a quick look at all the major smartphone brands to divine their future health. If you're the sort of person that keeps a smartphone longer than a year, you'll do well to have a basic knowledge of the current state of the device's software updates. If your phone brand falls behind on software updates, chances increase that your phone will be targeted by malicious entities. Like, hackers and stuff.

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