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Google Phone app gets dedicated ‘Video call’ option that launches Duo from ongoing call

Google has finally enabled a dedicated 'Video call' option in its Phone app. The option in question shows up while you make a normal call, and tapping on it launches the Duo app, switching you to a video call. In case you aren't aware, this integration between Phone and Duo was already there, but the option to access it was missing. That changes now, as the 'Video call' option is now live. Tapping this new option during an ongoing call launches the caller's video camera. On the receiver's end, Duo is launched as well (provided their device is unlocked). Of course, triggering this...

Sony Xperia XZs to cost around $680 in China

Unveiled at this year's MWC along side the Xperia XZ Premium, the Sony Xperia XZs will carry a price tag of CNY 4,699 (around $680) in China. It'll go on sale in the country sometime mid-April. The device is already up for pre-order in Europe - specifically, the Netherlands-based retailer Belsimpel has it listed for €649. The Xperia XZs will be officially launched on April 5. At MWC, Sony had confirmed $700 price tag for the handset. Via

Xiaomi Play appears in TENAA listings appear ahead of December 24 release

Few hrs ago, Xiaomi had confirmed that it will be come out the Xiaomi Play telephone on Dec. 24. Rumors surrounding it claim that the Poco F1 smartphone may be debuting as Xiaomi Play in China. Regrettably, now that a new Xiaomi smartphone with model variants these types of as M1901F9T and M1901F9E have been spotted on TENAA, it looks that this phone may be the Xiaomi Play smartphone that will go official in the coming week. The alleged Xiaomi Play has 147.76 x 71.89 x 7.8mm size and it weighs 150 grams. The smartphone is expected to come in multiple colour choices such as black, rose gold, gold, white, blue, red, pink, gray, silver and green. Xiaomi may not make Those color variants out there at the exact same period at the launch of the phone. Seated on the front is a waterdrop notch screen of 5.84 inches. It produces full HD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. The phone is packed with 2,900mAh battery. The Xiaomi M1901F9T / M1901F9E phone is fueled by 2.3 GHz octa-core processor. It is likely to come in versions such as 32 GB memory + 3 GB RAM, 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB memory. There is a micro SD card tray for far more memory. The handset is running on Android 8.1 Oreo Operation system. The backside of the smartphone options dual sensor option what 12-megapixel main sensor. The waterdrop notch of the telephone is the home for 8-megapixel front camera. The back show of the phone attributes a fingerprint digital camera. As of this writing, there is with no information available on the pricing of the Xiaomi Play. Extra leaks on the phone are expected to surface before the formal release of the smartphone.

Huawei Mate 10 comes with QHD screen, F/1.6 dual Leica camera

The Huawei Mate 10 builds on the impressive legacy of last year's model. It maintains a classic 16:9 screen, but this time it's sharper thanks to its QHD resolution - 1,440 x 2,560px. This pushes the pixel density up to 499ppi as the diagonal measures the same as before, 5.9". Huawei did enable HDR10 support for a superior viewing experience. The new Leica dual camera also marks a massive improvement over the outgoing model with its super bright f/1.6 aperture, which will let much more light in than the old f/2.2 aperture. The camera maintains its assistants - OIS, Laser and Phase...

Blowing into mic/charging port area fixes Galaxy Note8 and S8/S8+ mic issues as well

Just yesterday, we told you Google Pixel 2/2 XL users are reporting that the device's muted mic issue can be fixed by blowing into the bottom speaker. And now, it has come to light the same process works for Samsung's Galaxy Note8 and S8/S8+ flagship smartphones as well. Hilarious, but true. If you take a look at the official Samsung forums (links at the bottom of the story), you'll see that users of both the Note8 as well as the S8/S8+ have also been complaining about mic not working during calls, or while using virtual assistant apps. And many of them were able to resolve the issue by...