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The Cetus probably is not the foldable smartphone that Xiaomi teased last year, pictured. (Image source: Donovan Sung)

Foldable Xiaomi smartphone with a 108 MP camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset confirmed by MIUI 12 code

MIUI 12 code has confirmed that Xiaomi has a foldable smartphone in development, codenamed 'cetus'. The device also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and a 108 MP primary camera and runs Android 11.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:59:00 +0100
The Asus ZenFone 7 Pro flip camera has a resolution of up to 64 MP and can record videos at 8K and 30 fps.

Asus ZenFone 7 Pro: An overview of the results

Like its predecessor, the ZenFone 6, the Asus ZenFone 7 Pro is equipped with a flip camera that removes the need for a display notch. This time, the resolution ...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus) | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.67" | 235 g
Manuel Masiero, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:18:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Mijia Paipai is a wireless HDMI transmitter that retails for US$53.99. (Image source: Xiaomi via AliExpress)

Xiaomi Mijia Paipai: A wireless HDMI transmitter for streaming content in up to 1080p

The Xiaomi Mijia Paipai is a wireless HDMI transmitter that retails for just US$53.99. Resembling two Chromecasts, the Mijia Paipai operates over 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks to transmit 1080p content from up to 10 metres away.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 13:30:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2020) Android tablet with book cover standing

Samsung overtakes Amazon to become world's second-largest tablet brand

Shortly after taking down Xiaomi to become India's biggest smartphone brand, Samsung has also managed to leave Amazon behind in the global tablet market. With an impressive year-over-year growth of almost 90 percent, Samsung manag...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 12:12:00 +0100
Samsung SmartThings Find service now live (Source: Samsung)

Samsung SmartThings Find gets launched globally

Introduced as a new part of the SmartThings app, SmartThings Find is now available for all Samsung users worldwide. This is a new way to locate a range of select Galaxy smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and earbuds at once thank...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 11:24:00 +0100
PS3 vs. PS5: A decade's difference can be seen in the visual effects. (Image source: Sony/ElAnalistaDeBits)

New Demon's Souls gameplay trailer has future PS5 owners hyped but comparison video shows just how impressive the PS3 original also was

A new gameplay trailer for the PlayStation 5 exclusive title Demon’s Souls has been published and the next-gen console launch game looks incredible. However, a convenient side-by-side comparison video shows how the PS5 Demon’s Sou...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 11:17:00 +0100
Apple could be prepping three new Macs for released before the year is out. (Image: Apple)

Apple could have three new Macs to release before year's end according to macOS code

At yesterday’s conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that it had a few more products to release before the end of the year. A developer taking a deep dive into the new macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 beta has found what could be three n...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 10:08:00 +0100
The Redmi K30 Ultra and Mi 10 Ultra have provided strong sales for Xiaomi in China. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)

Mi 10 Ultra, Redmi K30 Ultra, and the Redmi 9 family help Xiaomi replace Apple as the world's third-largest smartphone company

Three major market research firms have declared Xiaomi is now the world’s third-largest smartphone company in terms of units shipped for the third quarter of 2020. The good news for Xiaomi comes at the expense of Apple, which slip...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 09:39:00 +0100
The Redmi K30 and K30 Pro have sold in their millions. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)

Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro seemingly take a step closer to reality after mystery Xiaomi device turns up in official certification

It has been speculated that one of the potential smartphone series of the year, the Redmi K40, has taken another step closer to being officially announced. The Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro are expected to feature brand-new high-end...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:47:00 +0100
Android 11 is now available for the small Raspberry Pi 4 (source: raspberrypi.org)

Raspberry Pi 4: OmniROM brings Android 11 to the popular single-board computer

With OmniROM, owners of the Raspberry Pi 4 can now install the latest Android 11 on their small computer. Only a few features like screencast or the ability to open a hotspot are missing.
Cornelius Wolff, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:01:00 +0100
Nokia 8.3 5G

81% Nokia 8.3 5G smartphone review – Good looks aren't enough

No time for 90 Hz. The Nokia 8.3 5G arrives with some delay, and unfortunately, this is also noticeable on the phone with which Nokia wants to shake up the upper class: In this way, there is no 90 Hz display and no Wi-Fi 6. At least the smartphone is 5G capable and classy, but is that enough?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | Qualcomm Adreno 620 | 6.81" | 227 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 04:47:00 +0100
Did you manage to secure an RTX 3070 Founders Edition card? (Image source: NVIDIA)

The GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition launch was another mess for NVIDIA

Today's launch of the GeForce RTX 3070 was another bust for fans of Founders Edition cards, following a major retailer emptying customer baskets to attempt to cope with the influx of website traffic. Unsurprisingly, resellers have...
Column by Alex Alderson, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 01:25:00 +0100
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Huawei will distribute EMUI 11 beta to at least 37 devices. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei announces plans to update 37 devices to EMUI 11

Huawei has published the list of devices that will be eligible to receive EMUI 11 beta. All devices should be brought onto the EMUI 11 beta program by the end of November. The list contains 37 devices, including some Honor handset...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:43:00 +0100
The Dell Latitude 14 5410 is a great work tool - but unfortunately it doesn't offer an AMD Ryzen 4000 option

The Dell Latitude 14 5410 is a great work tool - but unfortunately it doesn't offer an AMD Ryzen 4000 option

In our test, the Dell Latitude 14 5410 can convince us primarily with two aspects: Upgradeability and battery life. But because Dell insists on only offering In...
Intel Core i5-10310U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:35:00 +0100
The "new" C15. (Source: Realme)

Realme launches a "Qualcomm Edition" of the 6000mAh battery-toting C15

Realme launched its first ever 6000mAh battery phone in July 2020. The C15 also had a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS display, quad rear cameras and the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC. Now, the OEM is releasing a version of this phone with 1 crucial dif...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 23:55:00 +0100
A schematic for the upcoming Samsung phone. (Source: FCC via NashvilleChatter)

The FCC certifies what may be 2021's cheapest Samsung Galaxy A-series smartphone

Samsung has obtained Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval for a device called the SM-A205M. This, according to several leaks, may be launched as the Galaxy A02 or possibly A02s. Its new registration shows that it is a ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 23:19:00 +0100
Is this TCL's rollable display? (Source: YouTube)

TCL's rollable phone demo allegedly leaks onto YouTube

The display-maker TCL held a 2020 Display Technology Conference earlier in October 2020. This Chinese event reportedly showcased this OEM's rollable phone prototype. Now, a video purporting to contain the footage has been posted t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 22:39:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex NP950QCG im Test: Strahlend helles Display dank Outdoor+-Modus

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15.6 with wireless charging clickpad for smartphones

Samsung's 15.6-inch convertible scores with a compact housing, very good battery life and a very bright screen (up to 600 cd/m²). The touchscreen display (QLED,...
Intel Core i7-1065G7 | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 15.6" | 1.6 kg
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 20:36:00 +0100
The Skagen Falster still looks stylish, two years on from its release. (Image source: Skagen)

Deal | Grab a WearOS smartwatch for US$99 with the Skagen Falster 2

WearOS smartwatches may not be as popular as Apple's or Samsung's equivalents, but you can currently get one for just US$99, £89 in the UK and €99 in the Eurozone. The Skagen Falster 2 comes in multiple looks and features a heart ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 19:16:00 +0100
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 has gained voice guidance from its successor. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung brings one of the best features of the Galaxy Watch 3 to the Galaxy Watch Active 2

Samsung has donated another feature to the Galaxy Watch Active 2, its former flagship smartwatch. This time, the South Korean company has borrowed from the feature set of the new Galaxy Watch 3, which it released in August.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 19:13:00 +0100
The ROG Strix LC is the first liquid-cooled Radeon RX 6800 XT card on the market. (Image source: ASUS via Videocardz)

AMD partners line up with custom versions of the Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT

AMD's partners have started announcing custom versions of the Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT, including a liquid-cooled card by ASUS. Gigabyte will be selling what look like reference cards, while MSI has at least a GAMING X TRIO v...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 19:10:00 +0100
One YouTuber has already purchased a DJI Mavic Mini 2. (Image source: Our Beatific World)

DJI Mavic Mini 2: Specs and details of new compact drone confirmed by an early unboxing video

DJI is on the verge of releasing a new drone, an unboxing video has confirmed. Pictured being purchased from Best Buy, the Mavic Mini 2 looks practically the same as its predecessor, but it has a few new features up its sleeve.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 18:14:00 +0100
Samsung may bring back the ToF sensor with the Galaxy S21 Ultra

New Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra render showcases Penta-camera setup

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is all set to be the first Samsung device to come with five rear camera sensors. The 108MP wide-angle lens will likely be joined by two telephoto and one ultra-wide-angle lens, along with a ToF sensor...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 18:13:00 +0100
Having 12 GB of RAM in a smartphone does not necessarily yield better performance than 8 GB. (Image source: Engadget Japan)

The Sony Xperia 1 II shows the performance limits of having 12 GB of RAM over 8 GB

Sony may be on the verge of releasing a version of the Xperia 1 II with 12 GB of RAM, but it will not necessarily offer any performance improvements on the standard 8 GB model. To that end, Geekbench has shown the performance limi...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 18:11:00 +0100
Nubia RedMagic 5S

84% Nubia RedMagic 5S Review: Gaming smartphone with active cooling

144-Hz AMOLED. It's been a while since mobile games were limited to the casual level and smartphones have since become real tiny power packs. So what could be more natural than to combine a gaming console and a telephone?! Find out what the Nubia RedMagic 5S can do with its active cooling and trigger buttons in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.65" | 218 g
Mike Wobker, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:52:00 +0100
The Navi 21 compute units now include Ray Accelerators. (Image Source: AMD)

AMD sneaks additional details on the expected RX 6000-series ray tracing performance in the RDNA 2 overview

Even though AMD did not show any ray tracing game benchmarks, it at least mentions a few metrics in a footnote from the RDNA 2 architecture overview. Team Red tested an unspecified RX 6000 model with the DXR SDK more than 2 months...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:50:00 +0100
GeForce Now gets Watch Dogs: Legion on launch day. (Source: Nvidia)

GeForce Now gets Watch Dogs: Legion on launch day, extends free subscription offer to RTX 3070

GeForce Now gets a boost this week with new games including Watch Dogs: Legion and Ghostrunner, as well as free subscriptions for RTX 3070 and eligible Chromebook owners. The service now has over 650 games available and has new ti...
Craig Ward, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:00:00 +0100
Intel's Rocket Lake-S is based on the Cypress Cove architecture. (Image Source: Intel)

8C/16T Intel Rocket Lake-S Cypress Cove is based on Ice Lake CPU and Xe GPU, promises double-digit percentage IPC improvements over Comet Lake-S

Intel has offered a high-level overview of the architectural changes coming to Rocket Lake-S next year. Rocket Lake-S will be based on a Cypress Cove architecture, which is a combination of an Ice Lake CPU and an Xe iGPU. Rocket L...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:00:00 +0100
The iPhone 12 mini has already been given the hands-on treatment by one YouTuber. (Image source: George Buhnici)

Apple iPhone 12 mini: First hands-on video with the smallest iPhone showcases its diminutive stature

Apple's smallest iPhone will not be available until next week, but a prominent Romanian YouTuber has already got his hands on one. The iPhone 12 mini has been compared to last year's 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, a...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:30:00 +0100
Xiaomi began upgrading the Redmi Note 8 to MIUI 12 globally earlier this week. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Global MIUI 12 upgrade for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 may be missing multiple features as the Redmi Note 7 receives a new update

It seems that Xiaomi forgot to include several features in the first Android 10 and MIUI 12 update for the global version of the Redmi Note 8. According to multiple reports, V12.0.1.0.QCOMIXM is missing multiple elements of MIUI 1...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:17:00 +0100
Creative SXFI TRIO hands-on review Notebookcheck (Source: Creative Labs)

Creative SXFI TRIO hands-on - Triple-driver USB-C in-ears that get the job done and then some

The Creative SXFI TRIO combines the features previously provided by the SXFI AMP headphone amplifier — Aurvana TRIO in-ear headphones duo. Priced at US$139.99, this product makes Creative's Super X-Fi technology even more affordable for smartphone users and today we will take a closer look at it.
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 12:41:00 +0100
The Logitech ERGO M575 focuses on user ergonomics. (Image: Logitech)

Logitech ERGO M575 wireless trackball mouse reduces fatigue with less movement

Logitech has rolled out its latest trackball-based mouse. The ERGO M575 is designed for use in small spaces and also aims to reduce arm and hand fatigue with thumb-based scrolling greatly reducing overall movement and effort.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 11:59:00 +0100
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have received a new update. (Image source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge receive a new update

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have received a new update, over four-and-a-half years since their release in March 2016. The update brings the September 2020 security patch to the two devices, along with bug fixes, performance ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 11:58:00 +0100
The Honor Band 5 and Huawei Band 4 Pro both feature a 0.95-inch AMOLED screen. (Image source: Honor/Huawei - edited)

Updated | Honor Band 6 and Huawei Band 5 rumored for November release

The Honor Band 6 and Huawei Band 5 have been tipped to launch soon, with a potential release occurring in the first week or so of November. While few details have been offered about the Honor Band 6 and Huawei Band 5, which may ev...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 11:29:00 +0100
The Nintendo Switch has been a runaway success for the Japanese gaming giant. (Image: Nintendo)

Rumored Nintendo Switch Pro could pack a mini-LED display

The rumor mill has been pointing to an upgraded Nintendo Switch coming in 2021 for some time now. The latest detail to emerge about the purported handheld console is that it will sport mini-LED technology which should deliver impr...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:59:00 +0100
A leaked Asus RTX 3080 Ti card's faceplate. (Image Source: Videocardz)

NVIDIA GA102-250 RTX 3080 Ti with 9,984 CUDA cores and 384-bit memory interface allegedly in the pipeline

NVIDIA apparently has an RTX 3080 Ti with 9,984 CUDA cores in development and is likely to position it between the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090. Details of the rumored RTX 3080 Ti are not fully available except for the fact that it uses ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:58:00 +0100
The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT tops the charts in GPU performance (Image source: AMD)

AMD's Ryzen 5000 CPUs and Radeon RX 6000 GPUs herald a new era of performance leadership

For the first time in over a decade, AMD has reclaimed the performance crown on both the graphics and CPU fronts with the launch of its Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 CPUs and its RDNA2 Radeon RX 6000 GPUs. What does this mean for the market an...
Column by Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:53:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and the POCO F2 Pro have multiple appearances on the latest MIUI 12 bug tracker. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)

Xiaomi's MIUI 12 Global ROM bug tracker moves into volume 2 with numerous entries from the POCO F1 joined by Mi 10 Pro and POCO F2 Pro bugs

Xiaomi has started publishing volume two of its MIUI 12 Global ROM bug tracker report over at the Mi Community forum. The table contains a list of issues reported by Mi Pilot testers, with the POCO F1 featuring heavily. There are ...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:50:00 +0100
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise (Core i5-10310U, 16 GB RAM) Review

Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise (Core i5-10310U, 16 GB RAM) Review

Premium Chromebook. The Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise is one of the highest-end Chrome OS devices on the market. There's a lot to like, though the high price and limits of Chrome OS are hard to embrace.
Intel Core i5-10310U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Sam Medley, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 05:31:00 +0100
Dynabook Satellite Pro C50-E in review: Business notebook with well-hung hardware

81% Dynabook Satellite Pro C50-E in review: Business notebook with well-hung hardware

Welcome to 2017. Dynabook delivers with the Satellite Pro a 15.6-inch business notebook, which is technically not up to date: Inside the computer is a Kaby Lake processor and a SATA SSD. At least the battery life turns out well.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 02:29:00 +0100
Future Pixel smartphones will be receiving a sustainability upgrade. (Image source: Daniel Romero)

Google commits itself to new environmental goals, including plastic-free packaging, by 2025

Google has announced several new initiatives to improve the environmental friendliness of its Pixel smartphones. From 2025, the packaging of Google's smartphones will be plastic-free, while at least 50% recycled or renewable plast...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:43:00 +0100
Noctua's latest chromax.black products. (Source: Noctua)

Noctua unveils chromax.black editions of the NH-D15 cooler and NH-U9S fan

Noctua has announced new additions to its chromax.black line-up. For the uninitiated, they are versions of this Austrian OEM's PC coolers or fans in an all-matte black finish. These latest examples are new versions of the award-wi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 23:35:00 +0100
The new Radeon RX 6800. (Source: AMD)

The Radeon RX 6800 offers AMD's latest RDNA 2 GPU design and features for less than US$600

AMD introduced the RX 6800 as the most vanilla of its all-new RDNA 2-based line-up today (October 28, 2020). However, based on its specs, it may pack a punch of its own. It offers the same GDDR6 memory and Infinity Cache as its hi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:56:00 +0100
The Radeon RX 6800 series will come in many flavours. (Image source: AMD)

Gigabyte and MSI certify multiple Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT cards; RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC Pro registered too

Gigabyte and MSI have filed multiple Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT with the EEC, following their launch by AMD. Gigabyte has certified another RTX 3060 Ti SKU with the regulator too, following the ones that it registered earlier t...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:47:00 +0100
The RX 6900 XT is expected to arrive on December 8 in limited quantities. (Image source: AMD)

AMD pitches the Radeon RX 6900 XT as an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 beater for US$999

The RX 6900 XT is here, and AMD claims that it takes on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 for just US$999. AMD's most-powered RDNA 2 GPU will debut in December, albeit only as a reference card initially.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:43:00 +0100
AMD Ryzen 5000 processors may very well turn out to be a gamer's delight. (Image Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X outpaces Intel Core i9-10900K by up to 20% in leaked single-core tests, Ryzen 5 5600X is ahead too

Initial benchmark leaks of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X show excellent leads in single-core performance over the Intel Core i9-10900K in PassMark and Geekbench 5. The scores seem to indicate anywhere between 16 to 20% benefits in single-...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:39:00 +0100
$50 less compared to the RTX 3080 MSRP will get you slightly faster raster performance and 16 GB of VRAM, but not quite on par ray tracing performance. (Image Source: AMD)

AMD announces the Radeon RX 6800 XT gaming GPU and claims a win against Nvidia's RTX 3080

Seems like AMD is winning in so many markets now. Desktop CPUs, server CPUs, AI soon (with the Xilinx acquisition?) and now it finally reclaims the GPU crown with the announcement of the RX 6000 series. The RX 6800 XT model is bea...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:21:00 +0100
Foxconn has apparently been undermining its relationship with Apple to boost profits. (Image source: Apple & Steve Jurvetson)

Foxconn accused of using shady tactics to boost profits relating to Apple contracts

Apple and Foxconn may have been partners for years but the relationship has soured in the last few years, according to a report published by The Information. Reputedly, Foxconn has employed a range of tactics to maximise profits, ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:57:00 +0100
The Hela Bio Smartwatch can supposedly monitor blood sugar levels from sweat. (Image source: Hela Bio Smart Watch)

Hela Bio: A smartwatch that promises blood glucose measurements, blood pressure tracking and more

The Hela Bio smartwatch is not only a fitness tracker but a smartwatch that can measure blood glucose levels, blood pressure and heart rates. The smartwatch has gained over US$200,000 in crowdfunding, but some things do not add up...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:53:00 +0100
V12.0.2.0.QEJMIXM is now available to download freely for the Pocophone F1. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 finally receives MIUI 12 globally with no catches

Unbridled MIUI 12 has finally arrived globally for the Pocophone F1. V12.0.2.0.QEJMIXM is available as an OTA download, but Xiaomi has also published the recovery and fastboot ROMs of the build, should you need to install one of t...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:50:00 +0100

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