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Did you know: This 2014 Galaxy phone had 10X optical zoom

Zoom technology is 2020’s hottest smartphone camera trend. Companies like Huawei, Samsung, and others have been pushing zoom quality to its limit, with promises of 5x, 10x, and even 100x zoom capabilities. Although spouting high x-factors is much easier than actually producing great looking zoomed-in images. The problem with high-quality zoom in a...

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE hands-on: S20 for the masses?

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority Every year, Samsung raises the price of its Samsung Galaxy S series by a considerable amount. From the S10 to the S20 alone, the standard model went from $899 to $999, and the S10 Plus to the S20 Plus went from $999 to $1199. That’s a lot. Your other options from Samsung include the Note, Z Flip, and Z Fold series,...

Deal: Save up to $109 on the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro

Credit: OnePlus We never say no to a good OnePlus deal. For a limited time, you can get as much as $109 off the OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro from both OnePlus and Amazon. It’s worth noting that the 8GB Glacial Green versions of both models are either out of stock or unavailable at the time of writing, but you can get notified of when that variant of...

This week in Apple: Names of iPhone 12 phones leak, could feature “Mini” brand

This week in Apple news we heard a rumor related to the names of the four devices in the main iPhone 12 line. Most of the names were totally expected, but the smallest iPhone might come with a “Mini” moniker, which would be the first time Apple’s used that term for an iPhone.In other Apple news, we saw iOS 14 users finally get access to Gmail as their...

The evolution of OnePlus software: From Cyanogen to Oxygen, and beyond

Credit: Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority Oxygen OS 11 is quickly making its way to OnePlus’ smartphones after Google made Android 11 public. The OS offers the latest Android features combined with OnePlus’ in-house tweaks. However, the company hasn’t always had staunch control over the quality and speed of its smartphone software. In fact, OnePlus’...

You’ll need a Versa 3 or Sense to get Fitbit’s latest OS

Credit: Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority Fitbit detailed Fitbit OS 5.0, which promises a host of usability enhancements for the Sense and Versa 3. The company currently doesn’t plan to bring the software to older smartwatches like the Ionic. Fitbit has detailed some of the changes coming to the latest version of its smartwatch operating...

You don’t have to wait for Oxygen OS 11 to download OnePlus’ new Zen Mode app

Credit: Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority OnePlus has made the latest version of its Zen Mode app, freshly updated for Oxygen OS 11, available through the Play Store. The release allows those still waiting to get Oxygen OS 11 on their phone to download the updated app sooner. OnePlus has released the latest version of its Zen Mode app, previously...

Huawei’s next foldable phone could closely resemble the Galaxy Z Fold 2

Credit: Eric Zeman / Android Authority Huawei’s next foldable could resemble the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. Designs of the foldable were spotted in a patent filing. The design features an inward-folding screen with a large primary display upfront. Huawei‘s next foldable phone may more closely resemble the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, according...

Report: Samsung Galaxy A72 to pack five rear cameras, launch next year

Credit: Eric Zeman / Android Authority Samsung’s Galaxy A72 will reportedly feature five rear cameras. Mention of a 64MP sensor stands out, alongside a telephoto lens. The phone is expected to make its debut early next year. We’ve seen plenty of mid-range phones launch with triple and quad-rear cameras this year, but Samsung will apparently...

Google’s Nest Audio smart speaker detailed in early unboxing shots

Credit: u/throwGNestAudio Google’s Next Audio smart speaker has been detailed in an early unboxing. The speaker was purchased from Walmart for $100. It’s apparently fairly heavy but packs better sound quality than the Google Home. Google’s having a tough time keeping its new smart home products under wraps. After its upcoming Google Chromecast...

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