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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

August 2019 Update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Samsung needs EUV photoresist chemicals in order to manufacture its SoCs, CPUs and memory chips. (Source: Golem.de)

Trade war journal: Japan resumes high-tech chemical exports with South Korea

Japan claims that it never imposed an export ban on South Korea, explaining that export approvals now require a period of 4-5 weeks, or roughly the same period of time that has passed since the escalation of the diplomatic relatio...
SK Hynix' new memory is high-bandwidth indeed. (Source: SK Hynix)

SK Hynix announces its next-generation, "world's fastest" high-bandwidth memory

The chip-maker SK Hynix has released HBM2E, its new storage standard. It is described as having up to 50% higher bandwidth at double the size compared to the previous generation. This new chip is aimed at uses in machine learning,...
The Galaxy Note 10 phones. (Source: Yahoo)

Opinion | Samsung's new devices are a poor joke and the base Note 10 is the punchline

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 10 phones a few days ago and the devices have received mixed reviews, most notably for the lack of a headphone jack and the...well, the general existence of the Note 10.
US companies now need a license to sell to Huawei. (Source: WCCFTech)

Huawei finds its route back to US market obstructed by new trade-war twist

Huawei has regained the ability to trade with American-based business again...technically. US firms that wish to do so need to apply for a specific new license from the current administration. Bloomberg now reports that these are ...
Power Overwhelming: Dell XPS 15 7590 Core i9 and GeForce GTX 1650 OLED Laptop Review

90% Power Overwhelming: Dell XPS 15 7590 Core i9 and GeForce GTX 1650 OLED Laptop Review

Pushing limits. The XPS 15 is back with new Core i9 options, new GTX Turing graphics options, and new 4K UHD OLED options. We test the highest-end configuration of the XPS 15 7590 to see what the latest series can offer when it's supposedly at its best.
Intel Core i9-9980HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2 kg
This will be the new Intel sticker on the next generation of Ultrabooks (Source: Intel)

This will be the new 10th gen Intel Core sticker on the next generation of Ultrabooks

Athena-certified laptops in particular will be the first to ship with this identifier to differentiate them from standard Ultrabooks. Intel will be pushing for a new category of Ultrabooks sporting 10th gen Core CPUs, Thunderbolt ...
The Samsung Galaxy A70. (Source: GSMArena)

Samsung allegedly has a new Galaxy A70 variant on the go, although it's not clear why

The Galaxy A70 is one of Samsung's low-to-mid tier devices for 2019. Some members of its series have gained actual or rumored alternative versions with the suffix 's'. Now, new Geekbench listings suggest that the A70 is also getti...
Global Foundries and ARM aim to boost AI and machine learning applications for mobile and wireless devices with the latest 3D chips. (Source: Alamy)

Global Foundries and ARM working on high-density 3D chips

Unable to make the jump to 7 nm for the time being, Global Foundries is looking to expand the life span and scalability of its current 12 nm node with 3D stacking manufacturing techniques. The company is now collaborating with ARM...
Fanmade renders of a foldable iPhone. (Source: InsanerTech)

Analysts say foldable iPhones are in the works, but would not launch before 2021

Previously rumored to release some time in 2020, the foldable iPhones may not even be the first foldable devices to be released by Apple. According to a new UBS market analysis, Apple may first release folding iPads in 2021, and i...
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585 Laptop Review: An Excellent Alternative to Intel

80% Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585 Laptop Review: An Excellent Alternative to Intel

Mobile Zen+ Ryzen 7 at its peak. The entry-level Inspiron 15 5585 sports the latest AMD Ryzen CPU with great results across the board. Graphics performance in particular is a leap ahead of the Intel UHD Graphics series that should satisfy casual gamers of Fortnite, Rocket League, and other undemanding titles.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 Laptop Review: Aluminum Unibody & Great Speakers

89% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 Laptop Review: Aluminum Unibody & Great Speakers

AluPad with touch weakness. In a whole new look, Lenovo presents the flagship of its Convertible ThinkPads, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019. The new, more compact aluminum case is convincing in the test, as well as many other features of the new X1 Yoga Gen 4. However, it has a flaw we did not expect. What this is, you will read in this detailed review!
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.3 kg
The XFMEXPRESS NVMe cards will be slightly larger than existing microSD cards. (Source: Toshiba Memory America)

Toshiba intros new XFMEXPRESS form factor for PCIe NVMe SSDs

The new form factor is aimed at ultra-mobile devices like smartphones, IoT gateways and embedded systems. XFMEXPRESS NVMe cards will be slightly bigger than microSD cards, but the transfer speeds should match the M.2 form factor d...
The Switch's successor may get a better screen. (Source: Pocket-lint)

New Nintendo Switch screens may get a Sharp upgrade

Nintendo has reportedly picked up IGZO technology for its upcoming 2019 Switch models. This type of backing for IPS-LCD screens has resulted in positive reviews for other OEMs in the past, as it can conserve power while offering a...
Sprint's next 5G phone is from OnePlus. (Source: Sprint)

Sprint hints it will start stocking the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G soon

The OnePlus 7 Pro's 5G variant may be coming to the US soon. The carrier Sprint has announced that its next device that will support the next-gen bands will be from this OEM. Its phones have also been available through T-Mobile in...
Ray-tracing technology will feature on the PlayStation 5. (Image source: HobbyConsolas)

PlayStation 5 survey shows gamers are willing to pay up to 600 Euros for the next-gen console

A survey carried out by the German tech site CHIP.de has revealed just how much people are willing to shell out on the upcoming PlayStation 5 console. Clearly, respondents have taken into account the high-end hardware that the PS5...
The Asus ProArt monitor. (Source: Asus)

Asus showcases its ground-breaking ProArt PA32UCX monitor at SIGGRAPH 2019

Asus has gone to the SIGGRAPH conference this year to put its creator-focused hardware in full view. It consists of PCs such as the ZenBook Pro Duo and the new StudioBook series. However, the star of this show may be the new ProAr...
Vendor marketing technology provider PromoteIQ joins Microsoft (Source: PromoteIQ)

Microsoft acquires vendor marketing technology provider PromoteIQ

Microsoft continues its expansion in the retail services space with a new acquisition. PromoteIQ is a leading provider of vendor marketing technology for online retailers and brands, with a client portfolio that includes names lik...
The in-app ad market is thought to keep growing in strenght until 2025. (Source: MarTech Today)

The in-app ad market may be worth well over US$200 billion by 2025

The market for in-app advertisements worldwide is now projected to be worth approximately US$226 billion in 6 years, according to the latest research. Of these, ads on Android are thought to be capable of the highest growth. In ad...
The Asus Zenfone 6. (Source: First Post)

The Asus Zenfone 6 finally goes on pre-order in the US with a US$500 price tag

The Asus Zenfone 6 is finally set to hit the US, almost three months after it was launched. The device is now on pre-orders at B&H, with a base price tag of US$499.99.
Save the date? (Source: Xiaomishka)

Xiaomi to launch a 64 MP camera phone on August 7, possibly the Redmi Note 8

Samsung unveiled its 64 MP sensor a while ago but it hasn't been adopted by any OEM yet. That will change this week, though, as word on the grapevine claims Xiaomi will release a new smartphone with that sensor on August 7. Even m...
Currently in review: Dell XPS 15 7590 & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019

Battle of the 15.6-inch laptops | Currently in review: Dell XPS 15 7590 & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019

We are currently reviewing the brand-new Dell XPS 15 7590 and the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019, which is almost identical to the multimedia laptop ThinkPad X1 Extreme. We want to share our initial impressions and measurements of the screens. Very good: Both 1080p screens are very bright and show accurate colors.
Samsung and Orange Romania exceeding 1 Gbps at Untold 2019 (Source: Orange Romania on YouTube)

Samsung and Orange Romania demo 5G VR live streaming in a real-world scenario

This year's fifth edition of the Untold festival came with a 5G VR live streaming test conducted by Samsung and Orange Romania. This test has managed to bring 5G connectivity at the disposal of many consumers eager to take the new...
Huawei and Samsung top of the line image sensors (Source: Ice universe on Twitter)

Flagship mobile camera sensors: Samsung cannot compete with Huawei yet

Although Samsung's flagships usually achieve excellent results when visiting DxOMark and taking other mobile photography tests, Huawei's sensors are larger. However, this proves once again that the Chinese tech giant still has to ...
Intel Xe GPUs will soon have a iGPU+dGPU multi-GPU support. (Source: Hexus)

New Linux driver signals Intel Xe iGPU+dGPU multi-GPU support

Intel's upcoming Xe GPUs will feature support for multi-GPU setups, according to a recent Linux kernel driver update. Xe will be able to form hybrid GPU pairs with integrated and discrete Xe SKUs. There is a possibility of multi-G...
Renders of the Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Onleaks)

Galaxy Note 10 phones confirmed to feature a brand new SoC as pricing details leak

Samsung has confirmed that it will release a new SoC on August 7, alongside the Galaxy Note 10 phones. That SoC is expected to be the Exynos 9825 and will power the upcoming flagships. New information also claims that the regular ...
The 5G tech market may have the potential to explode over the coming years. (Source: AMR)

5G technology is now projected to build a market worth over US$600 billion by 2026

The 5G tech market is now thought to be capable of hitting US$667.9 billion by the middle of the next decade. This is particularly impressive as it is also projected to accrue only $5.54 billion by 2020. This growth may be driven ...
Quad is the new dual. (Source: Realme)

Realme will debut the world's first 64 MP camera phone on August 8

OPPO's sub-brand, Realme, will debut a new device on August 8. The phone will feature a quad-camera setup with the main shooter being a 64 MP sensor, the first of its kind on a smartphone. We expect the sensor in question to be th...
The Nokia 9 PureView is expected to be succeeded by a Nokia 9.1 in the coming months. (Source: Ewan Spence)

4.8 million Nokia smartphones were shipped in Q2 2019, a 20% YoY growth

HMD Global shipped 4.8 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2019, 800,000 more than it managed over the same period last year. That will likely be considered a big success by the company at a time when public perception of...
The Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Business Today)

Samsung is being touted to almost completely revert to Exynos SoCs on the Galaxy Note 10 phones

Samsung has generally offered its flagships in two flavors: Snapdragon in North America, Latin America, and China, and Exynos for the rest of the world. The Note 10 could see a paradigm shift, as word on the grapevine claims all N...
A developer's ad on YouTube. (Source: Google)

Google extends the ability to advertise in YouTube searches to app developers

Google has announced that app developers will start seeing their ads in YouTube searches, as well as during video-streaming itself. In addition, developers can also now distribute their ads to Discover. This is the latest version ...
The OnePlus 7. (Source: TechRadar)

New report shows that premium phones are getting more popular in India

The Indian smartphone market as a whole saw some growth in Q2 2019 but it's the premium segment of the market that really offered a surprise, with sales of devices in that segment rising by 33% year-on-year. That growth was likely...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

August 2019 Update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
The Mate 10 Pro will get Android Q. (Source: AnandTech)

Leaked Huawei Android Q roadmap brings good tidings for Mate 10 and P20 users

A leaked image on Reddit has revealed Huawei's supposed update roadmap for Android Q. Last-gen phones like the P20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro are billed to get the update, but devices in the Nova 4 and Nova 5 range are suspiciously missi...
Owners of S10 range phones will be able to get US$600. (Source: Samsung)

Update | Galaxy Note 10 buyers will be able to get up to US$600 in trade-in value

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will be launched on August 7, and the company has now opened reservations for purchase of the flagship in the US. The terms of the trade-in program have also been released, with potential buyers being ab...
The Honor 20 Pro. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

The Honor 20 Pro finally makes its way to the UK with a healthy £549 price tag

The Honor 20 went on sale in the UK last month, and it's finally set to be joined by its more impressive and expensive sibling, the Honor 20 Pro. The Honor 20 Pro will go on sale in the UK today with a £549 price tag that sees it ...
Realme has posted relatively phenomenal growth this quarter. (Source: Realme)

Realme sees an 848% increase in its global smartphone shipments compared to this time last year

The OPPO sub-brand Realme's volume of smartphone shipments worldwide has increased from approximately 500,000 in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (2Q2018) to about 4.7 million in 2Q2019. In other words, this has grown 8.48 times year-on-ye...
A majority of consumers surveyed appear to distrust connected devices. (Source: ERP Insight)

Up to 63% of consumers now find connected devices "creepy"

A study conducted by Consumers International, in conjunction with the Internet Society has reportedly found that most individuals surveyed find connected devices (mostly IoT or "smart home" products) "creepy". In addition, 53% of ...
The Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Business Today)

New Galaxy Note 10 leak corroborates FHD+ display rumors but there may be improved water resistance to make up for it

New information on the grapevine has corroborated rumors that the regular Galaxy Note 10 will, in fact, be saddled with a FHD+ display. The leak also claims that Samsung will debut IP69 certification on the phones, but we're not s...
A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one. (Source: Gizbot)

All publicity is good publicity: Despite Trump's ban, Huawei's smartphone sales actually grew 23% YoY in H1 2019

Huawei was hit with a trade ban that saw it effectively unable to do business with American companies. The media response after that may have led one to believe that all Huawei owners were tossing their phones in the bin and that ...
MediaTek Helio G90 on AnTuTu (Source: Droid Shout)

MediaTek Helio G90 surfaces on AnTuTu and Geekbench

Not long after MediaTek announced its first mobile SoC focused on gaming handsets, namely the Helio G90, this chip surfaced on both Geekbench and AnTuTu. According to the results it obtained, the MediaTek Helio G90 ranks between t...
Lenovo's Panel Lottery continues with 3 different 14-inch LowPower displays

Innolux ahead of AUO and BOE | Lenovo's Panel Lottery continues with 3 different 14-inch LowPower displays

The new 14-inch LowPower displays in Lenovo's T-series will probably be very popular options among customers, but similar to recent years, there are multiple suppliers and one clear winner. Update: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 with fourth panel version from LG Philips
Google Nest has partnered with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. (Source: Google)

Google Nest has free smart speakers for those living with paralysis in the US

Google Nest - the new name for this company's smart-home arm - has partnered with the Reeve Foundation to help members of the community built around this organization. They are individuals affected by paralysis or movement loss di...
The OnePlus 7's new SKU on its sales page. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 7 ships in a new, 12GB variant - but only in its home market

The 7 is an updated version of the 6T that launched alongside the OnePlus 7 Pro flagship smartphone. It was originally sold in SKUs with either 6 or 8GB of RAM. Now, it is also available with 12GB - but this model is for the Chine...
The price cuts of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 series were a well-calculated move. (Source: Anandtech)

AMD pulled off a 'double jebait' to trick NVIDIA into reducing prices of the RTX Super GPUs

AMD's VP of Radeon Scott Herkelman recently revealed in an interview that the company keenly observed NVIDIA's launch of the RTX 20 Super series and revised the pricing of the new RX 5700 series GPUs to undercut NVIDIA's RTX 2060 ...
The Nokia 9 PureView. (Source: Ewan Spence)

The Nokia 9.1 Pureview is on the way with 5G support and more badass cameras

Over six months after the Nokia 9 PureView was launched to mixed reactions, HMD Global will bring a refreshed flagship with upgraded internals. The Nokia 9.1 PureView will feature 5G support and sport improved cameras while trying...
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Laptop Review: A Business Laptop but no TrackPoint

88% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Laptop Review: A Business Laptop but no TrackPoint

More IdeaPad than ThinkPad? The ThinkBook series is Lenovo’s latest attempt at introducing a new brand upon the laptop market. The ThinkBooks are designed to excel in productive applications while offering a more modern design than their ThinkPad counterparts. Read on to find out whether Lenovo has achieved this with the ThinkBook 13s in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Honor wants its smart screen to look a little like the new 9X series. (Source: ProPakistani)

Honor's 'Vision' is a smart TV with a pop-up camera

Honor now plans to release its first smart TV in the near future. This product is to be called the Vision, and will be powered by a newly-announced SoC, the Honghu 818. It will also incorporate a pop-up camera for user authenticat...
The top 5 brands in terms of 2Q2019 Indian smartphone market share. (Source: Counterpoint Research)

OnePlus takes the premium-smartphone crown in the Indian market for the 2nd quarter of 2019

The latest Counterpoint Research report has found that OnePlus was able to knock Samsung off the top in the premium sector of the Indian smartphone market in 2019's 2nd quarter (2Q2019). However, Xiaomi still leads this market as ...
Dish will be able to call itself a major carrier after the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. (Source: Dish)

US Department of Justice approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint have been granted the license to amalgamate into 1 company. This move by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) is effectively the final hurdle to the carriers' long-planned merger. They do so under the condition t...

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