November 17, 2020

Top Features of Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11)

On September 21, Realme officially unveiled its latest custom skin Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11. This Realme UI version 2.0 brings a bunch of new features, such as UI customization, new seamless fun for Gen Z design, and a lot more.

Realme also released an official roadmap for Realme UI 2.0 update. and Realme UI 2.0 has already rolled out for Realme X50 Pro. And this month, Realme will release this update for two more smartphones.

On September 21, Realme officially unveiled its latest custom skin Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11. This Realme UI version 2.0 brings a bunch of new features, such as UI customization, new seamless fun for Gen Z design, and a lot more.

Realme also released an official roadmap for Realme UI 2.0 update. and Realme UI 2.0 has already rolled out for Realme X50 Pro. And this month, Realme will release this update for two more smartphones.

May 14, 2020


Google Pixel smartphones aren’t known for their advanced camera hardware. However, they are pretty much known for its advanced camera application that can do wonders with simple hardware. Google’s set of algorithms for the camera app is the holy grail of smartphone cameras. Exclusive features are coming with it like HDR+, Astrophotography that made it stand against the competition. Due to the wonders brought by this application, the community flourished with custom ports of the app named Gcam. There are multiple variations of the app offering a wide array of features and extensive support for several Android smartphones.
Today, we are going to teach you how to install a powerful MOD inside the Gcam community. It is named UltraCVM and offers HDR+ modes, Astrophotography as well as a wide variety of controls to improve the image quality. However, the mod seems to support only Android 10 and Android 9 Pie devices. It’s a limitation from the GCAM 7.3 base.


In short, Gcam is a mod that aims to bring the Google Camera app to several smartphones and ensure that all features work with them. There are several variations of Gcam. Some are meant for multiple Android devices, while others are made specifically for a single smartphone. Multiple developers are working on Gcam and we have today an active community of users using the Mod.
The new mod is a complete rework on the GCAM 7.3 base. It was made by the developer UltraM8, and all credits go for him and the community behind the GCAM project. It brings a new design and advanced features. If you’ve some knowledge in image controls, you may be able to capture stunning photos with your smartphone. However, you can simply install the app and most features will be available at startup.


  • Automatic DND mode while using video-recording.
  • Re-arranged settings UI.
  • 24FPS video recording.
  • Exposure controls to adjust brightness and HDR of your photo.
  • Astrophotography implemented to Night Sight.
  • Received Frequent Faces to help you capture Top Shot photos.
  • Touch and Hold shortcut in the shutter button to capture Top Shot photos.


  • v4 own features:
  • Returned to natural look (thx r0m10 for cooperation on this)
  •  Got rid of compression
  • Got rid of downsampling
  • Bilateral filter retweaked
  • Sabre slightly retweaked
  • Exposure slightly retweaked
  • Camera:
  • Tuned for best possible picture quality (tested on Imx586)
  • Redid & fixed Libpatcher
  • Added spatial denoise
  • Added option to use OEM noise model from rom libs
  • New shutter control
  • Added exposure compensation
  • Added AWB per AUX (thx Arnova for helping with that)
  • Ported Xiaomi API2 camera & AI keys
  • Added experimental Qualcomm HDR bracketing mode
  • Added awesome Tone & Gamma graph UI (thx Overwhelmer for helping with them)
  • New video bitrate options (thx Urnyx for helping with this)
  • Added all my v3 NoiseModels with auto-detection per sensor (thx Overwhelmer for helping)
  • IMX586 Per-channel noisemodeller (v4 retweaked and fixed thx to Savitar)
  • S5KHMX noisemodeller
  • IMX686 noisemodeller
  • IMX582 noisemodeller
  • S5KGM1 noisemodeller
  • S5KGW1 noisemodeller (credit goes to Wave_Generator)
  • IMX363 noisemodeller
  •  Added new model for the selfie cam
  • – Fully reskinned settings & UI (thx The_Dise for helping with this)
  • New Log


The new mod is easy to install just like other GCAM mods, it also supports XML configurations if you’re familiar with the matter or have a specific set of configs for your smartphone. UltraCVM mod is based on Arnova’s 5betaFinal.7.3.020 builds. It means that all Arnova goodies are included. Before trying to install the mod, you’ll need to make sure that you have support for camera2 API in your smartphone.
The list of compatible devices include:
  • OnePlus 7 e 7 Pro;
  • OnePlus 7T e 7T Pro;
  • Pocophone F1;
  • Redmi Note 8
  • Redmi Note 7 and 7 Pro
  • Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 and K20 Pro)
  • Redmi K30 aka Poco X2
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e;
  • Galaxy S10 e Galaxy S10+;
  • Galaxy Note 10 e Note 10+.
The list isn’t limited to these devices, as said before, you can try it on your Android 9+ smartphone to know if everything is working. Some features may be available for all devices, while others don’t. If you want to have a deep look at UltraM8’s work, you can check the source link for his particular page at CelsoAzevedos’s GCAM repository or thread on XDA-Developers.
The procedure is quite simple and you just need to follow the instructions below:
  • Download the APK provided (It’s a beta build, so might carry some bugs) (Click Save As)
  • Select and Install it ( You’ll be prompted with the request for allowing app installation from external sources, don’t worry the app is safe).
  • Open the Google Camera once the icon appears in your launcher
  • Done!
  • For older versions of Android, you can try and download Gcam 7.2, 7.1, or any mod that is compatible with your version.
Now you’re ready for enjoying all the exciting features of UltraVCM 4.0 GCam mode. It includes the Astrophotography feature and the 24FPS recording mode. The latter is a must for all cinematography lovers! You can also customize the gamma and tone curves.
Source : GizChina

December 10, 2019

MediaTek Helio G90/G90T

Octa-core CPU boosts speeds up to 2.05GHz using a mix of the latest Arm Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 in combination with a large L3 cache

A major highlight of the new chipsets is the HyperEngine game technology which brings support for an array of functions that should improve the overall gameplay experience. Chief among them is a networking engine which can automatically combine WiFi and LTE connectivity to boost signal strength.

MediaTek has not just built a powerful chip, but a complete platform of hardware and software enhancements that excels at smartphone gaming.
The upgraded octa-core CPU uses the latest Arm Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 processors in combination with a large L3 cache, which pushes the G90 series multi-threaded performance up to 9%1 beyond direct competitors. The latest Arm G76 3EEMC4 GPU can play Fortnight and PUBG incredibly smoothly, blazing through Manhattan benchmark up to 26%1 faster versus direct competitors.
Beyond gaming, the G90 series is the first to enable up to 64MP1 4-cell sensor cameras that can capture incredibly detailed photos or using quad-pixel technology provides the best low-light performance ever. Multi-camera framework allows brands to integrate a variety of lens and sensor options for vast product differentiation potential. It’s incredibly fast AI processor (APU), which combined with its premium CPU and GPU, powers up to 1TMACs1 AI performance; ideal for AI-camera applications, OS enhancements, exciting apps and much more. 
Fully integrated into its design for power and costoptimization, the G90 series can listen for multiple wakeup words1 that trigger virtual assistants such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or other localized services.

Connectivity includes a Cat-12 4G LTE WorldMode modem with 3x CA and 4x4 MIMO and 256QAM, plus DSDS (dual SIM) for essential dual 4G VoLTE and 4G data that provides the best user experience. Advanced cellular features such as IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\VoWi-Fi), is now supported by over 175 cellular operators worldwide, and other standards include global eMBMS, HPUE and Band 71 support in North America

1 Performance and features based on G90T.

Another headline is the dual WiFi connectivity support allowing a single device to connect simultaneously to two routers for a more reliable connection and decreased latency. HDR10 support and display touch acceleration are also present to add to the fluid in-game experience.
MediaTek is clearly aiming to gain traction in the growing gaming smartphone industry with more affordable offerings compared to rivals Qualcomm. The company hinted that the new G90 series SoC will make its debut on a Xiaomi device in India soon.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000 -GSM Arena

Our Dimensity series is a culmination of MediaTek's investment in 5G and positions us as a leader driving 5G development and innovation. Our 5G technolog goes head-to-head with anyone in the industry... We chose the name Dimensity to highlight how our 5G solutions are driving new waves of innovation and experiences, much like the fabled fifth dimension. - Joe Chen, MediaTek President
The new chipset supports 5G 2 carrier aggregation and is the first so support dual 5G SIM. It's capable of up to 4.7 Gbps downloads and 2.5 Gbps uploads over 5G frequencies below 6 GHz. Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 are supported from the start.
            Dimensity 1000 5G SoC specs:

Earlier MediaTek announced its new 7nm Dimensity 1000 5G chipset which is quite the milestone for the Taiwanese company as it comes with an integrated 5G modem, 4 x ARM Cortex-A77 performance cores and the Mali-G77 GPU. The new SoC passed by the Chinese benchmarking tool AnTuTu and impressed with its combined score of 511,363.

Extracted from : GSM Arena

December 6, 2019

Intel Announces ultra exclusive Core i9-9990XE 14Cores

Intel already has an all 5.0 GHz processor, and it actually has 14 cores: the Core i9-9990XE. This ultra-rare thing isn’t sold to consumers – Intel only sells it to select partners, and even then it is only sold via an auction, once per quarter, with no warranty from Intel. How much would you pay for one? Well we got one to test.

Build It, And They Will Come

The Core i9-9990XE is the pinnacle of Intel’s 14nm process, binned to such an nth degree that Intel can neither guarantee how many it can produce nor support it in any way or fashion. Unlike other mass market processors, there is no product support on this thing, no such thing as ‘EOL’ – once a system integrator wins it at auction it’s a sunk cost to that integrator. The idea is to sell it on for a premium, before the boss wants it for his own personal system. I mean, who wouldn’t want 14 cores at 5.0 GHz?

October 29, 2019

Intel neuromorphic-loihi-processor

Mediatek Helio G90/G90T

September 20, 2019

AMD Threadripper 3000 Intel falls hopelessly short of the latest 32 core AMD Threadripper 3000 processor to hit Geekbench.

September 18, 2019

Motherboard for Intel Core i9-9900KS

Tom's Hardware: Motherboard Vendors Release New Firmware for Intel Core i9-9900KS.,40405.html

September 9, 2019

AMD Ryzen 3000 not too peak performance

Tom's Hardware: Too Hot to Last? Investigating Intel's Claims About Ryzen Reliability.,40231.html