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The ASUS ROG Strix X570 lineup is now compatible with 4 generations of Ryzen parts (Image source: ASUS)

New AM4+ compatibility king? ASUS ROG X570 Strix with 256 Mb BIOS will support ALL AM4+ Ryzen processors: from purported Zen 3 Ryzen 7 4700X, to Zen 2, to Zen+, all the way to the venerable Zen 1 Ryzen 3 1200

Asus recently decided to enable support for all four generations of Ryzen processors on its ASUS ROG Strix X570 motherboard. This means that everything from 2017's budget Ryzen 3 1200 to upcoming Ryzen 4000 parts will be compatibl...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:06:00 +0200
Intel CEO Bob Swan feels the industry should move from benchmarking to benefits and impacts. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel CEO says benchmarks are not everything, feels Tiger Lake will cement the company as an "undisputed leader" in mobile computing

Intel CEO Bob Swan suggested moving away from traditional benchmarks to focus more on the benefits and impact of technology. Swan also confirmed the arrival of Cooper Lake in a few weeks time for datacenter and AI applications and...
, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:47:00 +0200
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (11) costs US$229.99. (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (11): US$229.99 Chromebook is now shipping

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (11") is now shipping for US$229.99. The device, also known as the Chromebook 3 (11"), features a dual-core Gemini Lake Refresh processor, 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB of storage.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:21:00 +0200
NexDock expects to ship the NexDock Touch in late August. (Image source: NexDock)

NexDock Touch launched: A Huawei, Samsung and Raspberry Pi laptop dock for US$249

NexDock has announced its next laptop dock, the NexDock Touch. As its name implies, the NexDock Touch has a touchscreen, which is contained within a 1080p and 14-inch IPS display. The NexDock Touch features a 60 Wh battery, a host...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:07:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8 Pro. (Source: DxOMark)

DxOMark: The OnePlus 8 Pro delivers impressive but not class-leading cameras

The OnePlus 8 Pro has now made the trip over to DxOMark, where it impressed by breaking into the top ten, ahead of the Galaxy S20+ and iPhone 11 Pro Max, but below phones like the Mi 10 Pro and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Ricci Rox, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:06:00 +0200
The IdeaPad Flex 3i comes with 32 GB or 64 GB of storage. (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i: Affordable and convertible Chromebook is now purchasable for US$329.99

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i, also called the Chromebook Flex 3i, is now purchasable for US$329.99. The affordable and convertible Chromebook features an 11.6-inch IPS touchscreen, 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and up to 64 GB of storage.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:04:00 +0200
Realme C3 smartphone review – Rock-bottom pricing with charm

77% Realme C3 smartphone review – Rock-bottom pricing with charm

Red lightning Realme has set a price of just 160 Euros (~$180) for its entry-level device, the realme C3. Our bright red test device with MediaTek's still recent Helio G70 impresses in the test.
Mediatek Helio G70 | ARM Mali-G52 MP2 | 6.5" | 195 g
Inge Schwabe, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:16:00 +0200
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Red Magic announces a charity tie-in for its latest pre-order event. (Source: Red Magic)

Nubia releases a new color SKU of the Red Magic 5G for international pre-orders

When the latest iteration of the Red Magic gaming phone launched globally, there were only 2 of its 3 SKUs available: the 8GB RAM Eclipse Black and 12GB Pulse. Now, they have been joined by the 8GB Hot Rod variant. The brand has a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:40:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy A31 has a new market. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung releases the Galaxy A31 to the Indian market

The 2020 Galaxy A series has turned out to be a collection of interesting and often cost-effective phones thus far. Now, Samsung has launched one of its variants in India. The A31 has quad rear cameras, 6GB of RAM and can be order...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:01:00 +0200
A Desire 20 Pro schematic. (Source: Evan Blass)

The HTC Desire 20 Pro is all but confirmed through new leaks

HTC really is going to launch a phone called the Desire 20 Pro. This is in accordance with a new leak that reportedly comes direct from the Google Play Console. The phone's new page in this database may also confirm many of its sp...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 22:35:00 +0200
The PS5 final design might resemble the PS5 V-shaped devkit. (Image source: fan-made via NeoGAF)

PS5 devkit cooling system patent puts to bed the final concerns that Sony hasn't taken care of potential PlayStation 5 heating issues

A utility patent file revealing the PS5 devkit’s cooling system has been published by WIPO. The patent shows the devkit has “a plurality of cooling fans” to help it deal with the heat from the AMD Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU. The mul...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:47:00 +0200
What's next for Poco? (Image source: Poco)

Poco teases new smartphone; is it the Snapdragon 720G powered M2 Pro?

Poco has teased that it plans to release another smartphone. Potentially called the M2 Pro, the device may be another mid-range smartphone from the Indian company. The M2 Pro may have a weaker SoC than the Poco X2, too.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:32:00 +0200
Intel Core i7-1165G7 vs AMD Ryzen 7 4800U left mixed results for the former. (Image source: Profesional Review)

Intel Core i7-1165G7 and AMD Ryzen 7 4800U clash on 3DMark 11 with mixed results for the upcoming Tiger Lake-U processor

The Tiger Lake-U Intel Core i7-1165G7 and the Renoir AMD Ryzen 7 4800U have been spotted in an interesting 3DMark 11 comparison. While the Ryzen 4000 processor unsurprisingly dominated in the CPU-based Physics Score, the Tiger Lak...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:44:00 +0200
A 5G iPad Pro could still well arrive this year, but without a mini-LED display. (Image source: Rahul Chakraborty)

Rumour | 5G Apple iPad Pros with A14X Bionic and mini-LED displays to arrive 1H21

Rumour has it that Apple will announce an iPad Pro refresh in 1H21. Sporting A14X Bionic SoCs, Snapdragon X55 5G modems and mini-LED displays, the next iPad Pro series is still expected to come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch variants.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:22:00 +0200
Chuwi AeroBook Pro Laptop Review: Core m3 is Showing its Age

78% Chuwi AeroBook Pro Laptop Review: Core m3 is Showing its Age

When "Pro" means "Ordinary". The AeroBook Pro is the 2020 refresh designed to replace the 2019 AeroBook. Despite what the name may suggest, however, both performance and the chassis remain almost exactly the same for no tangible year-over-year advantages.
Intel Core m3-8100Y | Intel UHD Graphics 615 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:16:00 +0200
Intel Ice Lake-SP shows up on the SiSoftware database. (Image Source: HotHardware)

Intel Ice Lake-SP 24C/48T processor spotted on SiSoftware database, faces tough competition from AMD in terms of both price and performance

A 24-core 48-thread Intel 10nm Ice Lake-SP processor has shown up on the SiSoftware database belong to the Intel Whitley platform. Intel Ice Lake-SP is expected to cater to the workstation/HEDT segment and will have to face some f...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:12:00 +0200
Here's our first look at the Redmi 9 (image via Weibo)

Leaked Redmi 9 image showcases the phone's quad-camera setup; will likely be released on June 25th

More details have emerged about Redmi's upcoming budget Redmi 9 smartphone. The device will feature a quad-camera setup at the rear, a 5,000mAh battery which can be charged at 18W, a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, and up to 4GB of RAM an...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:33:00 +0200
Record label agreements might mean that Apple Music won't immediately become part of an Apple subscription bundle (Image source: Apple)

"Apple Prime" to counter Amazon Prime? iOS 13.5.5 beta code hints at an Apple bundle with Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Music

Beta code for iOS 13.5.5 seems to indicate that Apple is considering launching a bundle subscription serving integrating different offerings like Apple News, Apple TV+, Apple Music, and possibly Apple Arcade. Can we expect this "A...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:28:00 +0200
AMD's Big Navi graphics cards could be right around the corner (Image source: AMD)

AMD's Big Navi RDNA2 set to hit PC before PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X make it to market: likely beats NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

AMD's CFO David Kumar recently claimed that the company's upcoming RDNA2 graphics cards, including the "halo" "Big Navi" product, will arrive before the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. This means 4K/60 AMD Navi cards could be ava...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:23:00 +0200
2020 MateBook X Pro vs. 2018 MateBook X Pro: Newer model can sometimes perform worse (Image source: Huawei)

2020 MateBook X Pro vs. 2018 MateBook X Pro: When the Core i7-10510U can perform worse than the old Core i7-8550U

Huawei's latest iteration of the MateBook X can still stand toe-to-toe with some of the best Ultrabooks available, but it's such a minor update over previous versions that you may as well buy a 2018 or 2019 model instead.
Allen Ngo, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:00:00 +0200
BestBuy released the design of the Sony WH-1000XM4 in April. (Image source: Sony via BestBuy)

Sony WH-1000XM4: Walmart confirms specifications, pricing and improved call quality; same battery life as WH-1000XM3 though

Walmart has confirmed several specifications and the pricing of the Sony WH-1000XM4. Priced at US$348 on Walmart, the over-ear headphones are likely to cost US$349 at other retailers. LDAC returns, but there is no mention of aptX ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:42:00 +0200
Renders of the Galaxy Note 20. (Source: @OnLeaks & @Pigtou_)

The Galaxy Note 20+ may actually be the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra; touted to feature the S20's fingerprint reader

Samsung is set to release two Galaxy Note 20 series phones. The first will be the regular Note 20, while the second will be the more expensive, feature-packed model. That second model has been referred to as the Note 20+ but new i...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:43:00 +0200
The Vivo X50 series was allegedly part of a "controlled leak" effort (Image source: Vivo)

Leakgate: Tipster excoriates Vivo for "ghosting" him on a Vivo X50 "controlled leak": are companies in on smartphone leaks and tipoffs?

In a startling Twitter revelation, tipster @evleaks claims that Vivo India planned a "controlled leak" exercise with him, involving the Vivo X50 series, but eventually "ghosted" him instead. This raises serious questions about whe...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:32:00 +0200
The Galaxy Buds+ BTS edition sports a bright purple color scheme (Image source: @evleaks)

New Samsung Galaxy Buds+ renders leak: Purple BTS edition of the TWS buds for K-pop fans, but still no Galaxy Buds X in sight

Tipster @evleaks unveiled leaked renders for Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ BTS edition. The purple TWS earphones are, alongside the Samsung Galaxy S20 BTS edition, targeted squarely at fans of the Korean K-pop group.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:15:00 +0200
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 in Review – Compact Laptop with Performance Issues

87% Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 in Review – Compact Laptop with Performance Issues

New hardware, same performance? Huawei updated its MateBook X Pro, and the new model features a combination of Intel Comet Lake CPU and Nvidia GeForce GPU. Unfortunately, performance was relatively poor and the dedicated GPU was even outperformed by some integrated GPUs.
Intel Core i7-10510U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 13.9" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 04:20:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 10 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi 10 smartphone receives official price cut of 300 yuan (US$42)

Xiaomi has posted a cryptic message on Weibo in regard to the Xiaomi Mi 10 smartphone. The message was in the form of a complex-looking equation, which when solved revealed that the flagship device had been reduced by 300 yuan (US...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 04:06:00 +0200
Jun 3
AMD has shipped over 500 million GPUs. (Source: AMD)

AMD has shipped over half a billion chipsets since 2013

AMD's GPU shipment volumes are now reported to have exceeded 500 million. This figure, which encompasses discrete and integrated graphics, beat corresponding numbers for Intel and NVIDIA. This success is projected to benefit even ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:48:00 +0200
The Lenovo Legion phone may look like this. (Source: GizmoChina)

The Lenovo Legion phone may have surfaced on 3C and Geekbench

The first phone from Lenovo's gaming brand Legion may be getting close to launch. A device with what is thought to be its model number has reportedly been certified with the regulator 3C. The same number has also posted results on...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:56:00 +0200
The Motorola Edge Plus. (Source: Motorola)

DxOMark: The Motorola Edge+ fails to outperform the OnePlus 7 Pro and Galaxy S10

Motorola announced its return to the flagship space with the launch of the Motorola Edge+ weeks ago. Priced at US$999, the phone has now made its way over to DxOMark where it failed to outperform flagships from last year like the ...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:45:00 +0200
The Eurocom Nightsky ARX15 is classified as a "superlaptop". (Image source: Eurocom)

Eurocom Nightsky ARX15: "The world's most powerful 16C/32T AMD Ryzen 9 based 15.6-inch superlaptop" coming soon with prices from US$1,999 to over US$15,000

Eurocom has announced the Nightsky ARX15 superlaptop that can be fitted with up to a 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor. The laptop starts at a price of US$1,999 but a multitude of diverse configuration options can take the price...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:28:00 +0200
The PS5 official website has recently been updated to show the DualSense controller. (Image source: PlayStation)

PS5 news: Enough AMD chips for a holiday 2020 launch; official website change makes fans jittery; superfast SSD elicits Unreal Engine rewrites

Fears of a delay in the launch of the PS5 have been allayed by a report stating that there is a sufficient supply of the key AMD chips to ensure a holiday 2020 release. A recent change on the official PS5 website had made fans jit...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:57:00 +0200
The LG 15U40N may not be released outside of South Korea. (Image source: LG)

Geekbench confirms LG 15U40N with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor and 16 GB of dual-channel RAM

An AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir-powered laptop made by LG is coming to market. Featuring up to a Ryzen 7 4700U processor and 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4-3200 RAM, the laptop carries the model number 15U40N.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:29:00 +0200
The Xiaomi CAS could end up being part of the Xiaomi Mi CC10 lineup. (Image source:

Mysterious Xiaomi CAS smartphone rumored to be packing a 108 MP main camera, 12x optical zoom, 120x digital zoom, and alleged Snapdragon 775G chipset

Details of a mysterious Xiaomi CAS smartphone have started emerging, and it seems the device will be fitted with a 108 MP main camera and offer users the chance to enjoy 12x optical zoom and a whopping 120x digital zoom. It’s been...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:19:00 +0200
Intel Celeron 6205 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Celeron 6205 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 2 cores 10+nm
Intel Celeron 6305 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Celeron 6305 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 2 cores 10+nm
Intel Pentium Gold 7505 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Pentium Gold 7505 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 2 cores 10+nm
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Core i7-1185G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 4 cores @ 3000 MHz 10+nm
Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 4 cores @ 2800 MHz 10+nm
Intel Core i5-1145G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Core i5-1145G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 4 cores 10+nm
Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 4 cores 10+nm
Intel Core i3-1115G4 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Core i3-1115G4 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 2 cores 10+nm
Over 30 Huawei and Honor phones are eligible to receive the EMUI 10.1 update

Huawei updates the list of devices eligible for the EMUI 10.1 update

According to Huawei's updated roadmap, a total of 36 devices are eligible to receive the EMUI 10.1 update. It includes both Huawei and Honor smartphones, of which the latter will get the update in the form of Magic UI 3.1. The sof...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:58:00 +0200
Realme 6i Smartphone Review – Successful Germany Launch

78% Realme 6i Smartphone Review – Successful Germany Launch

Tea with cream. “Green Tea” and “White Milk” are the two colors that the Realme 6i is available in. And just like the real green tea the color might not please everyone. The combination of price and performance, on the other hand, most likely will. For less than $200 you get a smartphone equipped with 48 MP quad-camera, 128 GB of storage space, a large battery, and fast charging.
Mediatek Helio G80 | ARM Mali-G52 MP2 | 6.5" | 199 g
Inge Schwabe, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:46:00 +0200
AMD Sienna CiChlid could be the much anticipated Navi 21 aka Big Navi. (Image Source: Wccftech)

Fishy AMD Sienna CiChlid reference gets added to Linux driver patches, likely to be 'Big Navi' Navi 21

About 207 patches for a new AMD GPU codenamed Sienna CiChlid have been committed to the AMD Radeon Linux Driver. Evidence from these patches suggests that Sienna CiChlid could, in fact, be Navi 21 aka Big Navi. The Sienna CiChlid ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:49:00 +0200
The Honor Play4 Pro is now up for pre-order. (Source: Honor)

Honor Play4 series: new 8GB Kirin 990 5G and Dimensity 800 phones starting at ~US$280

Honor has launched the Play4 and 4 Pro today (June 3, 2020) in China. The latter does indeed rock the premium Kirin 990 5G chipset, in line with previous leaks - and for only around US$400, too. Those looking for something fresher...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:09:00 +0200
Galaxy Note 20 Plus will come with a triple-camera setup

Galaxy Note 20+ will come with the Galaxy S20 Ultra's 108MP module; will replace the ToF sensor with a laser focus sensor

Prolific leaker Ice Universe just revealed what could be the camera configuration of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20+. The upcoming flagship will reportedly come with a 108MP sensor coupled with a 13MP periscope lens and a 12MP ultra-w...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:00:00 +0200
A render of what the new iPad Air could look like. (Image: via

iPad Air fourth-gen to get display increase to 11-inches, Apple A13 Bionic SoC

A fresh rumor regarding the anticipated 2020 iPad Air fourth-generation model suggest that Apple will indeed go ahead with increasing the display size of the device from 10.5-inches to 11-inches. This gels with a previous rumor al...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:37:00 +0200
The Hublot Big Bang e in black ceramic. (Source: Hublot)

Hublot debuts ultra-premium US$5,800 Wear OS smartwatch

Hublot is looking to make a colorful, and expensive, splash with its new Big Bang e smartwatches. Encased in a choice of two premium materials, the devices are set to put a dent in your wallet to the tune of at least US$5,200.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:05:00 +0200
It's a tricky battle, but the older SoC comes out ahead. (Source: Qualcomm)

Snapdragon 765G vs Snapdragon 845: The Google Pixel 5 could offer worse performance than the Pixel 3

The Pixel 5 is expected to be powered by a sub-premium chipset, which a host of rumors claim could be the Snapdragon 765G. How does a sub-premium SoC compare to the two-year-old Snapdragon 845 on the Pixel 3? Well, it's a mixed ba...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:13:00 +0200
The iPhone 11 Pro will most likely receive an iOS 14 update when the new OS arrives (Image source: Apple)

iOS 14 update: Will Google Translate become redundant on iPhone 12? AI-powered A14 Bionic Neural engine translation feature set to transform Safari and App Store

An early test build of iOS 14 apparently leverages Apple's Neural engine to enable seamless, in-app machine translation in Safari and other core Apple apps. If the implementation is sound, this could be a major boon for iOS 14 use...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:31:00 +0200

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Notebookcheck (Update: 2020-06- 5)