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Xiaomi Redmi 5 with 4GB of RAM now available

Ever since it was unveiled in December, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 has been available to purchase in China with either 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Perhaps responding to market demand, Xiaomi has now quietly launched a third variation of this model, one that comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It's already up for grabs from Xiaomi's Chinese online store. That extra 1GB of RAM will cost you CNY 200, though, which means around $31 or €25. That's quite the premium considering that the new 4GB model's price is CNY 1,099 ($173 or €139). Then again,...



Apple’s second Beta of iOS 11.3 introduces Battery Health Beta

Last night Apple released the second Beta of iOS 11.3 to developers. It's notable in that it lets us have a first look of Apple's proposed solution to how we can monitor our Battery Health and control what Apple is calling the 'Peak Performance Capability' of our iPhones. Apple has been very verbose to label this 'Beta' within the release so expect things to change, but see what we have. For iPhone 6 and later, iOS 11.3 adds new features to show battery health and a recommendation if a battery needs to be replaced. These can be found in Settings > Battery > Battery Health...



How do we get 3-4 day battery life & when?

Its a quixotic demand we make of our smartphones - we want the power of a super computer with the battery life of a Amazon Kindle in our pockets. Nothing promotes more debate and fills our comments section faster than the subject of battery life. No matter how much we wax lyrical about the latest hardware included in our devices the battery technology has hardly changed. Taking the last 6 years of iPhone models, using data from the results of our battery life tests, you can see that while battery life is being eeked out, it's not the dramatic exponential growth that we would see if charted...



Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ get Oreo in China

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update in China right now. The update brings many bug fixes and optimizations along many new features. Samsung brings the new Samsung Experience 9.0 to the Galaxy S8/S8+ which is noticeably faster than the previous version. New features include Biometrics - it allows biometric (Face, Iris or Fingerprint) log in for apps and websites if you have selected a secure lockscreen type (pattern, PIN or password). There are notification badges on homescreen icons, contextual options when you press and hold on an app icon, the...



Doogee S90 with Night Vision camera module opens a new game of possibilities to photographers

Modular handsets isn’t a fresh idea in the industry. Google tried to bring them to the market when obtaining a startup company but early gave up on the idea. LG ang Motorola tried their luck too with the former giving up when just a year although Motorola (Lenovo) is still giving it a try. Doogee S90 is the latest addition to the world being a part of the S Series, and the Chinese company hopes it could revolutionize the industry with it. Equipped with four different modules -the night vision digital camera, walkie talkie, power, and world modules- Doogee S90 hopes to become a game-changer. As others have done before, the modules attach to the body via magnets. A new game of possibilities The most interesting of all is the Evening Vision camera module that gives users the opportunity to take photography to an entire fresh level. Packing a handful of impressive technical specs, it may be same which smartphone digital cameras need: 12 times more light sensitive than the average phone camera Huge aperture Sony 131° super wide-angle 6.18? FHD+ high quality display This combo makes the -otherwise- great 16MP/8MP AI rear digital camera seem inadequate. There also an 8MP front shooter however the exciting things happen after you snap on the camera module. Night time photography on a phone just got a little better. Night time Period photography at its best Doogee s90 with night vision camera module opens a new game of possibilities to photographers Doogee s90 with night vision camera module opens a new game of possibilities to photographers The main problem with phone digital cameras is that their sensor is so compact, it can’t cope with low-light situations that demand big sensors to absorb all the light they can. And even though they have evolved a lot over the last years with the help of software and AI, a hardware solution is usually preferable. And that’s which Doogee’s solution offers. Because of to its unmatched light sensitivity and large aperture, pictures taken in pitch black environments and surroundings acquire a quality never before seen as the manufacturer claims. Another thing that Doogee claims is that it could shoot even improved than plenty of stand-alone cameras that always discover it hard to arrive up with great, or even a just respectable photo after shooting in low-light conditions. Excellent support arrives from the Sony 131° super wide-angle digital camera that could capture details in high quality and projecting it on the 6.18? FHD+ resolution screen. A game-changer photographers need? Doogee s90 with night vision camera module opens a new game of possibilities to photographers Read also: Doogee S70 is a rugged gaming phone that will be crowdfunded While camera modules aren’t something fresh, the evening vision module of the Doogee S90 is truly unprecedented. If it is as good as the company says, it can take everyday photography to a whole new level while semi-amateur photographers won’t have to carry their costly and heavy equipment around in order to achieve a good shot. Of course, everything is judged by the result Therefore we’ll have to wait until we can have a true review of the Doogee S90 with its Evening Vision module to view if it is “hot or not”.