Alex Alderson (Senior Tech Writer)
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.
Intel NUC 13 Pro launches with up to 64 GB RAM, twin Thunderbolt 4 ports and new Raptor Lake-P processors
Intel has introduced the NUC 13 Pro, its latest mini-PC. The NUC 13 Pro comes with up to a Core i7-1370P processor, 64 GB RAM and twin Thunderbolt 4 ports, among other features. Pre-orders have opened for the 117 x 112 mm mini-PC too.
Motorola Edge 40 Pro: New leak showcases higher than expected pricing for future flagship
A new leak has revealed updated European pricing for the Edge 40 Pro, Motorola's next global flagship smartphone. Contrary to earlier leaks, Motorola has priced the Edge 40 Pro at €100 higher than the Edge 30 Pro.
Oppo and OnePlus comment on alleged European and UK exits
According to several reports, OnePlus and Oppo have decided to leave European and UK markets. Reputedly, the two companies planned to pull out of France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK first, starting in mid-2023. However, official statements from Oppo and OnePlus suggest otherwise.
Motorola Moto G53s: New smartphone leaks as potentially smaller Moto G53 alternative
The Motorola Moto G53s has emerged online, courtesy of a Google Play Console listing. While the Moto G53s shares its name with the Moto G53, Motorola may distinguish the pair in a few ways.
MINISFORUM Venus UM690: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX mini-PC drops below US$700 with RAM and storage in new money off deal
The Venus UM690 remains one of MINISFORUM's most powerful mini-PCs, with the Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon 680M and DDR5 RAM delivering exceptional performance within a 127.6 x 127.6 x 48.2 mm chassis. A new deal has discounted the MINISFORUM Venus UM690 by US$170 with RAM and storage that reduces it below US$700.
Intel Core i5-12600K receives excellent discount in new deal
Amazon US has reduced the Intel Core i5-12600K, a 10-core and 16-thread processor that has a 125 W TDP. The Core i5-12600K can also boost to 4.9 GHz and has an integrated UHD Graphics 770 GPU.
Oppo Find N3: New details emerge for next-generation foldable smartphone
New details have leaked for the Find N3, Oppo's next-generation foldable smartphone. Tipped for launch in the autumn, the Oppo Find N3 is expected to feature Qualcomm's future Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2 chipset, amid a host of other impression flagship specifications.
Nubia Pad 3D: Pre-orders open for new Android tablet with innovative 3D display
ZTE has finally confirmed Nubia Pad 3D pricing. The Snapdragon 888-powered tablet features a 9,700 mAh battery, a 12.4-inch and 2.5K display and 8 GB of RAM. However, it can also create 3D content thanks to a special display layer and twin front-facing cameras.
Huawei confirms global launch date for new P60 Pro, Mate X3 and Watch Ultimate devices
Huawei has revealed when it will showcase its new flagship devices globally. Supposedly, the company hopes to release the P60 series globally, as well as other devices like the Watch Ultimate and the Mate X3.
Samsung Galaxy M54: New mid-range smartphone lands with huge 120 Hz AMOLED display and larger battery than Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung has previewed the Galaxy M54, a new mid-range smartphone in the company's stock mid-range portfolio. The Galaxy M54 has a considerable 6,000 mAh battery, a 120 Hz AMOLED display, a 108 MP camera with OIS, and a promise of 4 major Android OS updates.
New Google Pixel Tablet leaks surface before probable I/O 2023 release
New information has appeared online about the Pixel Tablet and its accompanying dock. Likely launching with the Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold during Google's I/O 2023 keynote, new leaks have outlined how its dock will work and show what it looks like from all sides.
Samsung Galaxy F14 revealed with 5 nm processor, 50 MP camera and huge 6,000 mAh battery
Samsung has expanded its range of mid-range smartphones, having already released the Galaxy A14, Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54 this year. Now it is the turn of the Galaxy F14, which combines a modern 5 nm SoC with a 50 MP camera and a 90 Hz display, among other features.
Next-generation GPD gaming handheld shows a return to the Win 2 and Win 2 Max
Early details about a new GPD gaming handheld have surfaced online. While the Win 4 expanded on the design of the Win 3, a new GPD product will hark back to the old Win 2 and Win 2 Max with a mini laptop form factor.
Popular Amazon Alexa smartphone feature cancelled
Amazon has advised Alexa voice assistant users that it will soon turn off a feature aimed at improving usability on smartphones. The feature will cease to work at the end of the month, with nothing replacing it.
Corsair XENEON 27QHD240: New gaming monitor showcased with 240 Hz Micro-Lens and 1,000 nit OLED panel
Corsair has partnered with LG Display to deliver the XENEON 27QHD240, an MLA OLED panel with a QHD resolution and 1,000 nits peak brightness. The XENEON 27QHD240 also offers a 240 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
Early Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 benchmarks show Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 performance levels
Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 benchmarks have landed online, a week after Qualcomm announced the new chipset. Early results suggest a massive improvement from previous Snapdragon 7 series chipsets and put the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 close to last year's Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
AOC AGON AG325QZN/EU: New gaming monitor introduced with 31.5-inch, 1440p and 240 Hz display
The AOC AGON AG325QZN/EU is a high refresh rate gaming monitor with a 31.5-inch and 1440p VA panel. The AGON AG325QZN/EU is also VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, has four video outputs and a USB hub, among other features.
Anbernic RG405M: New retro gaming handheld launches with OLED display for under US$150
Anbernic has presented the RG405M, a 4-inch gaming handheld with an IPS display. Powered by the Unisoc Tiger T618 and LPDDR4X RAM, the Anbernic RG405M runs Android 12 and has a 4,500 mAh battery that should last up to 7 hours of gameplay between charges.
Huawei P60, P60 Pro and P60 Art announced with new flagship features
Huawei has debuted the P60 series, which consists of the regular P60, the P60 Pro and the P60 Art. The trio rely on the same flagship chipset, large LPTO AMOLED display and 48 MP variable aperture primary camera. However, there are a few differences between models, including a silicon-carbon battery for the P60 Art.
Xiaomi Redmi 12C: New budget smartphone launches globally
Xiaomi is now offering the Redmi 12C outside China, three months after releasing the smartphone in China. The Redmi 12C comes with a 720p display, a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, a 50 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery. The device features LPDDR4X RAM too, although there are cutbacks in some areas.
Xiaomi Redmi Watch 3: New smartwatch lands globally with large display and long battery life
Xiaomi is now selling the Redmi Watch 3 outside China. The Redmi Watch 3 has a large display within a small chassis, as well as a GPS module and 5 ATM water resistance, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series launches globally with pre-order bonuses
Xiaomi has finally opened pre-orders for the Redmi Note 12 series globally. Starting at €199.90 and £219 for the Redmi Note 12 4G, the Redmi Note 12 series costs up to £449 and €499.90 for the range-topping Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus. Xiaomi is offering pre-order bonuses in some cases too.
Orange Pi 5B launches for US$89 with updated connectivity options
Orange Pi has started selling an updated version of the Orange Pi 5 with Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi 6 connectivity. The Orange Pi 5B also has a Rockchip RK3588S chipset, up to 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, among other features.
Huawei TalkBand B7 debuts as new all-in-one smartwatch and earbud combo
Huawei has presented the TalkBand B7, a successor to the 3-year-old TalkBand B6. The TalkBand B7 features a 1.53-inch AMOLED display, a built-in earpiece and a battery life that should last up to two days between charges.
Huawei Mate X3: New flagship foldable smartphone released with features to take on Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Fold5
Huawei has presented its strongest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 competitor to date. Not only does the Mate X3 have a much thinner design than the Galaxy Z Fold4 and this year's Galaxy Z Fold5, but it also has a lighter body and improved hinge technology. Huawei has equipped the Mate X3 with a high-quality set of cameras, among other features.
Xiaomi teases more Redmi Note 12 Turbo details and compares its display with Apple iPhone 14
The launch of the Redmi Note 12 Turbo is a few days away, although it could be about a month before the device is available globally as the POCO F5. In the meantime, Xiaomi has revealed several display details with boasts that the Redmi Note 12 Turbo is superior to the likes of the iPhone 14.
Huawei Watch Ultimate: New smartwatch showcased with innovative features before global launch
Huawei has presented the Watch Ultimate in China, just over a week before the smartwatch is available in other markets. The flagship smartwatch is waterproof to 100 metres, offers long battery life, can take ECGs, has an LTPO AMOLED display and supports advanced satellite connectivity, among other features.
Sony Xperia 1 V: New schematic leak reveals different dimensions for future flagship smartphone
According to a new report, the Xperia 1 V will not be a more compact successor to the Xperia 1 IV. Contradicting a reliable leaker, a new schematic suggests that it will be more of the same from Sony's premier smartphone when it arrives later this year.
Huawei Watch Ultimate: Hands-on photo of new smartwatch leaks shortly before release
Huawei is on the verge of releasing the Watch Ultimate, its next high-end smartwatch. In the meantime, a hands-on photo of the Huawei Watch Ultimate has surfaced online, revealing its design.
Nothing Ear (2) debuts with revised design and new features
Nothing has presented the Ear (2), a pair of earbuds that the company hopes will deliver improved ANC, battery life and sound quality than the Ear (1) or Ear (Stick).
Garmin to simplify alpha and beta smartwatch software distribution
Garmin has announced that it will reduce the complexities associated with obtaining alpha updates on its Beta Program. From now on, Garmin will distribute these updates through GCM, although they must be installed manually. Garmin has made changes to its alpha and beta feedback system too.
Oppo Enco Free3 earbuds launch with LDAC and Hi-Res Audio support
Oppo has announced the Enco Free3 earbuds, its latest pair of earbuds. Available in China first, the Enco Free3 features LDAC support, 12.4 mm drivers and up to 49 dB of active noise cancellation.
OnePlus 10 Pro drops below US$500 in new money off deal
Amazon US has heavily discounted the OnePlus 10 Pro with 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. The OnePlus 10 Pro can now be picked up for under US$500, just over a year after its release.
Chuwi GemiBook xPro: New low-powered laptop launches with Intel Alder Lake-N processor
Chuwi is now selling the GemiBook xPro, a 14.1-inch laptop with an Intel Processor N100. The GemiBook xPro also packs plenty of ports and LPDDR5 RAM for under US$300, among other features.
New Beats Studio Buds earbuds leak in iOS 16.4 Release Candidate
The iOS 16.4 Release Candidate has arrived, within which Apple has included references to a new pair of Beats Studio Buds. Dubbed the Beats Studio Buds+, the earbuds should feature a few changes from the current Beats Studio Buds.
Lenovo Legion Y900: New gaming tablet showcased as Tab Extreme spin-off
Lenovo has introduced the Legion Y900, a new tablet in its gaming series. The Legion Y900 features a 14.5-inch OLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 and 12 GB of RAM, among other hardware.
LG UltraGear 49GR85DC-B pricing and shipment date confirmed as pre-orders open
LG has started selling the UltraGear 49GR85DC-B, its latest curved gaming monitor. Based around a 49-inch panel, the UltraGear 49GR85DC-B combines a 1440p resolution with a 240 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response times and VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Turbo: Release date and device details confirmed for new mid-range smartphone
Xiaomi has revealed more details about the Redmi Note 12 Turbo, its next mid-range smartphone. Not only has the company outlined the device's release date, but it has also teased its design and several features.
ThunderBERRY5: New single-board computer showcased with Qualcomm SoC and Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller
The ThunderBERRY5 is a single-board computer that should serve as a powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. Equipped with a Qualcomm QCS610 chipset, the ThunderBERRY5 also has an RP2040 microcontroller, 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and a 40-pin header, among other features.
Steam Deck receives DualSense Edge and Local Network Game Transfers support with new update
Valve has re-released a new Steam Deck Client update. According to the company, the update addresses several bugs present in its earlier release, as well as all changes and new features, including Local Network Game Transfers.
DFI PCSF51: New single-board computer presented with AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 APUs
The DFI PCSF51 is a compact single-board computer (SBC) powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 APUs. With a choice of dual-core and quad-core parts, the DCI PCSF51 supports Ubuntu, Windows and will be available with up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, among other features.
Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) leaks in new promotional photos with 50 MP camera and 90 Hz display
The launch of the Moto G Stylus (2023) nears, with Motorola having now finalised promotional materials for the forthcoming mid-range smartphone. Not only do the leaked promotional images reveal the device's looks, but they also highlight a few specifications.
Leaker reveals new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 details
Reportedly, Samsung has settled on a much larger cover display for the Galaxy Z Flip5. The Galaxy Z Flip5 should receive several other display improvements too, as will the Galaxy Z Fold5.
Philips 16B1P3302D arrives as new portable monitor sporting twin USB Type-C ports
Philips has introduced the Philips 16B1P3302D, a 15.6-inch portable monitor designed to be used with a host of external devices. The Philips 16B1P3302D features two USB Type-C ports that support DisplayPort Alt Mode and USB Power Delivery, among other features.
Google to deliver new videography improvements with Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro releases
The Google Photos app now contains hints that a number of significant videography upgrades will debut with the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Centred on artificial intelligence, it appears that Google will expand its 'Unblur' technologies to videos, among other improvements.
Google Pixel Watch receives new features and improvements with latest software update
Google has started rolling out a new update to the Pixel Watch. Rolling out as RWDA.230114.008, the update brings numerous changes to Google's first smartwatch, some of which the company teased last month.
Oppo Pad 2 arrives as disguised OnePlus Pad with 144 Hz display, Oppo Pencil 2 and new keyboard case
Oppo has unveiled its latest flagship tablet, which may look familiar to OnePlus fans. Effectively a OnePlus Pad in different colours, the Oppo Pad 2 launches with the Oppo Pencil 2, as well as a new keyboard cover.
Oppo Find X6 Pro launches with 1-inch camera and new ultra-bright display
The Find X6 Pro has arrived as Oppo's latest premier smartphone. The Find X5 Pro should compete with the best flagships around, thanks to its 2,500-nit display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, a 1-inch primary camera and 100 W wired fast charging, among other features.
Oppo Find X6: New flagship smartphone debuts with minor changes from last year's Find X5
Oppo has introduced the Find X6, its replacement for the Find X5. While the Find X6 returns a new chipset and an improved display, the performance improvement from the Find X5 is likely to be minimal. The Find X6 loses wireless charging support and makes minimal camera improvements compared to the Find X5 too.
Apple iPhone 15 Pro: New leak shows Taptic button design and mute switch replacement
Apple's Taptic buttons will be one of the most significant changes between the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro series. New images sourced from leaked CAD files now show what these buttons will look like, including a replacement for Apple's iconic mute switch.
Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro new design innovations detailed
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro may resemble the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series at first glance, but Google has made numerous changes to improve ergonomics. Close-up images showcase some of these adjustments, including how Google has moved to a flat display for the Pro model and the rounding of its flagship smartphone series.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 and GeForce RTX 4070 outlined by new leak
NVIDIA's board partners are adding support for more Ada Lovelace-based graphics cards. Based on new references in a Gigabyte Control Center changelog, NVIDIA has finally settled on VRAM volumes for the forthcoming GeForce RTX 4060 and GeForce RTX 4070.
Amazfit T-Rex Ultra debuts as new high-end smartwatch
The Amazfit T-Rex Ultra has arrived as the company's most expensive T-Rex smartwatch to date. Not only does the T-Rex Ultra offer 20 days of battery life in most cases, but it also has a large AMOLED display and runs Zepp OS 2.0, among other features.
Xiaomi POCO F5: New launch date outlined for Redmi Note 12 Turbo re-brand
A report has highlighted a potential launch date for the POCO F5, the global version of the forthcoming Redmi Note 12 Turbo. Xiaomi will unveil the Redmi Note 12 Turbo later this month in China with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 chipset.
MNT Pocket Reform: New 7-inch Linux laptop launches from US$899
MNT Research has brought its Pocket Reform compact laptop to the crowdfunding website Crowd Supply. Available from US$899, the MNT Pocket Reform has a 7-inch display, a 5-row keyboard, dedicated mouse buttons and a micro-optical trackball, among other features.
Banana Pi BPI-R3 Mini introduced as new 2.5 Gigabit router board
Banana Pi has presented yet another single-board computer (SBC), having recently announced the BPI-P2 Pro. This time, the company has showcased the BPI-R3 Mini, which has 5G antennas, a Nano SIM card slot and twin 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet ports for use as a router.
ASUS Tinker Board 3: New single-board computer previewed ahead of release
ASUS has previewed the Tinker Board 3, an ARM-based single-board computer that measures 100 x 100 mm. Equipped with the Rockchip RK3568, the Tinker Board 3 will also be available with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM running in dual-channel mode, 64 GB of eMMC flash storage and plenty of I/O.
ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM: Pricing details for new OLED gaming monitor revealed as pre-orders open
ASUS is on the verge of launching the ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM, its 27-inch, 2.5K and 240 Hz OLED gaming monitor. The company has finally revealed pricing information for the UK and the US. The gaming monitor is available to pre-order in the UK too, ahead of a global release.
New Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max rumour points to noticeable display modernisation
According to a reliable leaker, the iPhone 15 Pro Max should launch with significantly thinner bezels than the current iPhone 14 Pro Max. Reputedly, Apple has made such an improvement between generations that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will offer the thinnest display bezels of any smartphone, more so than the Xiaomi 13.
New certifications reveal battery capacities for Samsung Galaxy Watch6 Classic
New certifications have listed battery capacities for what appear to be two Galaxy Watch6 Classic models. Mirroring the Galaxy Watch4 series, the Galaxy Watch6 series is expected to arrive this autumn in two sizes and two styles, with a Galaxy Watch6 Pro elusive for now.
Retroid Pocket Flip: Launch date, pricing and specifications confirmed for new retro gaming handheld
Retroid has revealed full details about the Pocket Flip, including a launch date. While the Pocket Flip may be Retroid's latest gaming handheld, it turns out that it may offer the same performance and gaming experience as the Pocket 3 Plus that the company already sells.
Next-generation Motorola Razr battery leaks with model number and new naming convention
Apparently, the next Motorola Razr will not launch as the Razr 2023 or the Razr (2023). Instead, the device is rumoured to arrive as the Razr+ (2023). Battery information and the device's model number has surfaced online too, likely three months before its official release.
Samsung Galaxy A24 previewed as new mid-range smartphone as specifications and press images leak
Samsung has confirmed the impending arrival of the Galaxy A24, the fourth entry in this year's Galaxy A series refresh. While the handset is not due to launch for another few months, specifications and press images have already surfaced online.
Beelink GTR6: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX mini-PC reduced by over US$200 in new deal
The Beelink GTR6 is a powerful mini-PC that measures 168 x 120 x 43 mm. Despite its compact form factor, the Beelink GTR6 packs a Ryzen 9 6900HX, one of AMD's most powerful mobile APUs. A new deal has reduced the mini-PC by over US$200, taking it below US$750.
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 with Core i9-12900H and RTX 3070 Ti discounted in new deal
Amazon US has reduced the ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-AS94Q, a high-end gaming laptop that typically sells for over US$2,000. However, a new deal takes the gaming laptop below US$1,700 with US$350 in savings.
Realme teases GT Neo5 SE as 'least SE in history' with brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 series chipset
Realme is preparing to release a third entry in the GT Neo5 series after the GT Neo5 and GT Neo5 240W. Reportedly launching next month, the GT Neo5 SE will be one of the first devices with the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2, as well as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Turbo.
Xiaomi outlines Redmi Note 12 Turbo with new Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 chipset
Xiaomi has started teasing the Redmi Note 12 Turbo, its first Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 smartphone. Arriving later this month, the Redmi Note 12 Turbo is expected to be available globally as the POCO F5.
Qualcomm reboots Snapdragon 7 series with new Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2
Qualcomm has released the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2, which replaces the unpopular Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Supposedly, the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 will deliver massive improvements over its predecessor, with a 50% faster CPU, twice the GPU performance and reduced power usage, among other changes.
Radxa ROCK 3 Model C: New single-board computer debuts from US$39
Radxa has started selling the ROCK 3 Model C, its latest Rockchip RK3566-powered single-board computer. The Rock 3 Model C measures 85 x 56 mm, has an M.2 2230 slot, supports optional eMMC storage and will be available with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Xiaomi 13 Pro falls short of competition in camera analysis
The Xiaomi 13 Pro is the company's latest camera flagship. However, it cannot match the camera performance of Xiaomi's best effort yet, the Mi 11 Ultra. While the Xiaomi 13 Pro fares well overall, it cannot usurp the Xiaomi 12S Ultra either.
Google Tensor G3: Details revealed for new chipset powering Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro
According to reports, the Tensor G3 will continue to be a customised Exynos 2300, despite Samsung deciding against offering the chipset in the new Galaxy S23 series. Reputedly, the Tensor G3 will contain 9 CPU cores, including an ARM Cortex-X3 prime core, and an Xclipse 930 GPU, among other features.
Valve discusses viability of Steam Deck OLED upgrade
While the Steam Deck outperforms its peers in many areas, its 800p IPS display falls short of most modern gaming handhelds. One of the programmers behind the Steam Deck has now commented on the difficulty of equipping the Steam Deck with another display, such as an OLED panel.
Google Pixel 7a: Prototype of new mid-range smartphone lands on auction site
A prototype Pixel 7a has surfaced on eBay, likely three months before the device's official release. While retail units are rumoured to cost approximately €500, the prototype unit is selling for almost 5x that price.
New Sony WF-1000XM4 deal reduces earbuds by over US$80 in 29% saving
Amazon US has heavily discounted the WF-1000XM4, which remains Sony's high-end pair of TWS earbuds until the WF-1000XM5 arrives. Currently, the retailer has reduced the WF-1000XM4 by 29%, which represents an US$81.99 discount.
Nothing Phone (1): New Nothing OS 1.5.3 update brings battery life improvements and Nothing Ear (2) support
Nothing is preparing to launch the Ear (2), its latest pair of earbuds. With a launch due later this month, the company has brought Ear (2) support to the Phone (1), among other changes. Reputedly, Nothing OS 1.5.3 should reduce app restart times, while also minimising power consumption and improving battery life as a result.
Panasonic previews PT-CMZ50 ultra-short throw projector with 16:10 aspect ratio
The Panasonic PT-CMZ50 is an ultra-short throw projector that can create up to 120-inch projections with a 16:10 aspect ratio. According to Panasonic, the PT-CMZ50 offers a 0.235:1 throw ratio and a 1200p native resolution, as well as 5,200 Lumens peak brightness.
Powkiddy RK2023 introduced as new retro gaming handheld with 3.5-inch display
The Powkiddy RK2023 is a retro gaming handheld shaped like a Game Boy Advance. Powkiddy equips the RK2023 with a 3.5-inch IPS display, a 3,500 mAh battery and 1 GB of RAM, all within a 151.5 x 78 x 17.5 mm chassis.
PotatoP: Low-powered system showcases possibilities of laptop with years of battery life
The PotatoP is a device focused on maximising battery life. Designed for small programming projects, the PotatoP is slated to deliver up to 2 years of battery life from its 12,000 mAh battery and solar cell.
FriendlyELEC introduces new NanoPi R6C single-board computer for US$89
FriendlyELEC has started offering the NanoPi R6C, a cheaper answer to the NanoPi R6S. The NanoPi R6C relies on the same Rockchip RK3588S chipset and is configurable with up to 8 GB of RAM though, among other features.
Huawei Watch Ultimate: New smartwatch teased with satellite connectivity
Huawei has started teasing a new smartwatch named the Watch Ultimate on Chinese social media. Currently, the company has hinted at a distinguishing feature of the forthcoming smartwatch, as well as a release date in its home market.
Sony WF-1000XM5: New details emerge for upcoming flagship TWS earbuds
More details about the WF-1000XM5 have surfaced online, Sony's next pair of high-end earbuds and replacements for the WF-1000XM4. Launching later this year with a tweaked design, the WF-1000XM5 may adopt a dual driver design, among other changes.
LG UltraGear 49GR85DC-B: New 49-inch curved gaming monitor showcased with 240 Hz refresh rate
LG has unveiled the UltraGear 49GR85DC-B, a 49-inch curved gaming monitor with a 1440p and 240 Hz VA panel. The UltraGear 49GR85DC-B is also VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified and offers a 2,500:1 contrast ratio, among other features.
BeagleBoard BeaglePlay: New open-source SBC introduced for US$99
The BeagleBoard Foundation has started offering the BeaglePlay, a compact SBC equipped with a TI AM625 processor and 2 GB of RAM. The BeaglePlay retails for US$99 and comes with a custom Debian Linux build pre-installed, among other features.
Google Pixel 8 leaked renders showcase new smaller design for future flagship smartphone
High-resolution renders of the Pixel 8 have leaked online. Based on the images, the Pixel 8 will be noticeably shorter and thinner than the Pixel 7. The Pixel 8 will also have a rounder design than its predecessor but with the same twin rear-facing camera arrangement as previous smaller Pixel smartphones.
Samsung showcases new Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54 mid-range smartphones in four colours
Samsung has presented the Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54, having already released the Galaxy A14 in multiple markets. The Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54 share plenty of features, including 120 Hz Super AMOLED displays and 5,000 mAh batteries. Samsung distinguishes them in certain areas though, such as cameras and display sizes.
Apple Watch and watchOS get ChatGPT app with watch face complication
It is now possible to access ChatGPT directly from an Apple Watch. The app works in several languages, can answer complex questions and can send responses via email, SMS or social media, among other features.
New Google Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet features discovered in Android 14 Developer Preview 2
Google is continuing in its quest to make Android better suited for larger displays. To that end, Android 14 Developer Preview 2 contains changes specific to the forthcoming Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet, which are both due for release at I/O 2023 in May.
Google Pixel 8 Pro: New leak reveals design changes with flat display and possible LiDAR sensor
High-resolution renders of the Pixel 8 Pro have leaked online, roughly half a year before Google is expected to announce the flagship alongside the cheaper Pixel 8. Revealed by a reliable leaker, the images show significant design changes from last year's Pixel 7 Pro, including a flat display, a revised camera module a perhaps even a LiDAR sensor for improving portrait photos.
Xiaomi confirms global Redmi Note 12 series 'Live vivid' launch event as new Redmi Note 12S stops by FCC
Xiaomi has outlined when it will launch the Redmi Note 12 series globally. Arriving later this month, the series will consist of the Redmi Note 12 through to the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus. Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 12S has passed through the FCC on its way to market too.
BenQ MOBIUZ EX480UZ gaming monitor lands in Europe with 48-inch OLED, 4K and 120 Hz panel
BenQ has released the MOBIUZ EX480UZ in Europe, where it is available for €1,799. The BenQ MOBIUZ EX480UZ has a 48-inch OLED panel that operates at 4K, 120 Hz and 450 nits. The MOBIUZ EX480UZ has HDMI 2.1 and USB Type-C ports too, among other features.
New Google Pixel Feature Drop arrives with improvements across Pixel 4, Pixel 5, Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series smartphones
Google has finally released the March 2023 Feature Drop for Pixel smartphones. While this month's Feature Drop focuses on the Pixel 4a 5G through Pixel 7 Pro, some features have come to all Pixel smartphones, such as expanded Magic Eraser eligibility.
Nothing Ear (2): New leak reveals transparent earbuds with Bluetooth Multipoint connectivity
Nothing is days away from the Ear (2), its latest pair of TWS earbuds. While the Nothing Ear (2) is not due to arrive until next week, two leakers have revealed numerous details about the earbuds, as well as high-resolution promotional images.
New Sony PlayStation 5 SSD cooling solution arrives promising improved thermals
Graugear has introduced a new iteration of its M.2 SSD cooling solution for the Sony PlayStation 5. The small accessory should reduce SSD temperatures by up to 25°C and is easy to install.
Valve outlines new Steam Deck gaming handheld timeline
Valve employees have hinted at the state of the Steam Deck platform going forwards. While many gaming handheld manufacturers release new models yearly, Valve will take a different approach. However, this means that the Steam Deck will remain a current-generation device for a while to come.
AOC AGON Pro AG254FG: Save 29% on 360 Hz gaming monitor with US$190 discount
The AGON Pro AG254FG is available at nearly a US$200 discount on Amazon US. AOC equips the gaming monitor with a 1080p and 360 Hz flat IPS panel that also delivers 1 ms response times and supports NVIDIA G-SYNC.
Xiaomi Duokan Pro II: E-reader launches outside China with Android 11 pre-installed
The Duokan Pro II is now available outside China. Equipped with a 7.8-inch E-ink display, the Duokan Pro II weighs 250 g, is 7 mm thick and comes pre-loaded with Android 11. The display has a 24-stage backlight too, among other features.
Motorola Razr 2023: New image of next-generation Razr smartphone leaks
A hands-on image of a Razr 2023 prototype has surfaced online. The Razr 2023 will launch later this year with an unusual design, including a huge cover display and a bright red bottom panel in one of its guises.
Analyst details Apple iPhone under-panel Face ID delay
According to a renowned display analyst, Apple will no longer deliver under-panel Face ID hardware in iPhone Pro models next year. Instead, the Dynamic Island will dominate for at least another year, with no new display hardware due for Pro models until the iPhone 17 Pro in 2025 at the earliest.
Galaxy Z Fold5: Leaker claims it would be 'impossible' for foldable to use 200 MP camera from Galaxy S23 Ultra
Leaker @UniverseIce claims to have received information about which primary camera sensor the Galaxy Z Fold5 will feature when it arrives later this year. Apparently, it could be more of the same for the Galaxy Z Fold series, with Samsung unable to utilise the ISOCELL HP2 from the Galaxy S23 Ultra in its next-generation foldable smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra to receive new major camera update soon
Samsung is supposedly working towards delivering major camera updates for its latest Galaxy S23 series devices. A new One UI 5.1 update is slated to fine-tune the camera experience for even the Galaxy S23 Ultra and its 200 MP sensor. According to a reliable leaker, the update could arrive later this month in most markets.
Sony Xperia 1 V: Release details leak for new flagship smartphone
Alleged release details for the Xperia 1 V have surfaced online. Reputedly, Sony's next flagship smartphone will arrive in as little as two months' time, although the Xperia 1 V may be unavailable until the summer in some markets.
New Apple HomePod rumours point to touchscreen integration for 2024 model
According to new rumours, Apple will replace the current second-generation HomePod as early as 2024. Purportedly, Apple has designed a third-generation edition to integrate more closely within its ecosystem, with a touchscreen serving as a way to control HomeKit devices.
New Huawei Watch 4 leaks reveal LTE connectivity and more specifications
The Huawei Watch 4 has passed through the 3C in China ahead of its anticipated launch later this month. The new certification not only reveals charging speeds but also that LTE connectivity will be present, among other features. The Watch 4 series may support satellite communication, too.
ZTE Nubia Neovision Glass: New Micro OLED AR glasses showcased with up to 120-inch display
ZTE has previewed the Nubia Neovision Glass before its release in China next month. Not only has the company confirmed key details about the AR glasses, like their use of a Micro OLED display, but it has also revealed launch pricing.
reMarkable 2: E-ink tablet gains new Type Folio keyboard accessory
reMarkable has expanded the capabilities of the reMarkable 2 with the Type Folio, a keyboard accessory that is available in two colours. The Type Folio retails for £179, £100 less than the reMarkable 2 itself.
Display analyst comments on Apple ProMotion display availability for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
According to a new report, Apple will continue distinguishing its base and Pro iPhones with display features. While both are expected to launch with Dynamic Island cut-outs this year, lack of production capacity will see the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus miss out on ProMotion displays.
Huawei P60 Pro: New telephoto night shot teased amid claims of March 23 launch event
Huawei is stepping up its teasers for the P60 Pro. Now, the company's CEO has hinted at the device's excellent low-light capabilities even with its telephoto lens. The P60 Pro may only be a few weeks away launching too, with Huawei having seemingly scheduled a March 23 launch event for numerous new products like the Mate X3, Watch 4 series and the Band 7.
Sony WF-C700N leaks as new budget earbuds with ANC support
A new pair of Sony earbuds with ANC are coming to market. The earbuds in question are reputed to be the WF-C700N, a successor to the WF-C500 that lacked active noise cancellation and a much cheaper alternative to the WF-1000XM4.
JMGO N1 Ultra arrives as new triple-laser projector with adjustable stand
JMGO has finally started offering its N1 Ultra projector globally. The JMGO N1 Ultra outputs at 4K and creates up to 150-inch projections. The projector also has an adjustable stand, peaks at 4,000 ANSI lumens and is available from US$1,099.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus: European pricing and release window revealed by new leaks
New leaks point to a European release for the Redmi Note 12 series later this month. At the top of the Redmi Note 12 tree will be the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus, a €499 smartphone that will offer a 200 MP primary camera, among other features.
New Oppo teaser poster sightings point to imminent Find X6 Pro release
Oppo may only be a few weeks away from revealing the Find X6 and Find X6 Pro, the company's latest flagship smartphones. While the company has not spoken on the Find X6 series yet, seemingly official teaser posters have started turning up online.
Samsung finalises Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 specifications as reduced weight claims emerge
According to new reports, Samsung has finalised specifications for the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 that will allow the pair to appear gapless when closed. The Galaxy Z Fold series will go on another diet this year too, but the Galaxy Z Fold5 will still be noticeably heavier than the Oppo Find N2.
Google releases new Android 14 Developer Preview build with various changes
Google has presented Android 14 Developer Preview 2, the second iteration of Android 14. While Android 14 DP2 does not make any major design alterations or features from Android 13, Google has integrated several changes aimed at improving security.
New Google Pixel Fold spied on New York subway
Purportedly, some Google employees are already in possession of Pixel Fold units. One has even been spotted on a New York subway train with Google's first foldable smartphone, which may launch before the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
Samsung Galaxy M14 5G presented with new 5 nm Exynos SoC and 6,000 mAh battery
Samsung has presented the Galaxy M14 5G, possibly the company's entry-level Galaxy M series for 2023. The Galaxy M14 5G boasts a new 5 nm Samsung Exynos chipset, a 50 MP triple camera and a 90 Hz display that resolves at 1080p, among other features.
Google I/O 2023: Google sends invites ahead of possible Android 14 and Pixel 7a launches
Google has officially announced when this year's I/O conference will be held. Traditionally, Google uses I/O to showcase new Android and Wear OS versions, but the company is also rumoured to showcase new hardware like the Pixel 7a at I/O 2023.
Huawei Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro surface in new certifications with three model variants
It appears that Huawei is on the verge of announcing Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro smartwatches. Based on new certifications, Huawei could launch two Watch 4 Pro models, with one Watch 4 model destined for release.
New Xiaomi POCO F5 prototype surfaces online
The Xiaomi POCO F5 series is moving ever closer to release. Now, a second model has emerged on the FCC, which is believed to be the standard POCO F5. The FCC has revealed a few details about the upcoming smartphone, including its memory configurations and launch software.
Banana Pi BPI-P2 Pro: New headless SBC showcased with Rockchip RK3308 chipset
Banana Pi is moving towards launching the BPI-P2 Pro, a headless single-board computer (SBC). The BPI-P2 Pro measures just 65 x 52.5 mm and has a 40-pin GPIO header, among other features.
Details of new Pixel Feature Drop leak before March 2023 release
Google appears to be in the final stages of bringing a new Feature Drop to Pixel smartphones. The March 2023 Feature Drop will expand Magic Eraser eligibility to all Pixel smartphones, among other changes.
Google brings new Google Play update to Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and co.
Google has started distributing a new Google Play update to Pixel smartphones, including the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. The update brings numerous changes and bug fixes to Pixel devices separate from a Feature Drop.
Sonos to bring Apple Music Spatial Audio support to several smart speakers
Sonos has announced a new partnership with Apple to deliver Spatial Audio support to some of its smart speakers. Not restricted to new models, Spatial Audio will also be headed to the Arc and the Beam (Gen 2).
Sonos introduces new Era 100 and Era 300 smart speakers with improved connectivity options
Sonos has introduced the Era 100 and Era 300, a pair of new smart speakers. Sonos has pitched the Era 100 and Era 300 at vastly different price points, with the Era 100 serving as a Sonos One successor.
New Honor MagicBook X 14 Pro and MagicBook Pro X 16 Pro laptops released with Intel Raptor Lake processors
Honor has refreshed its MagicBook X 14 Pro and MagicBook X 16 Pro laptops. The pair are now available with Intel Raptor Lake-H series processors with an adjustable TDP, as well as 16:10 displays.
Honor Movie Glasses: New AR glasses arrive with ability to simulate 201-inch display
Honor has released the Movie Glasses, which it boasts can be used as a portable cinema thanks to their ability to simulate vast displays. Supposedly, the Honor Movie Glasses can create the effect of a 201-inch display while also delivering virtual surround sound.
Apple refreshes iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus with new yellow colourway alongside spring accessories
Apple has refreshed the iPhone 14 series and its accessories offering in time for spring. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are now available in a more striking yellow option, which can also be found among its new silicone case and watch band collection. Apple has introduced three other different silicone case options and 15 more watch bands.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 Light Edition debuts as new cheaper alternative to Buds Pro 2 earbuds
OnePlus has released a cheaper version of its current flagship earbuds. The Buds Pro 2 Light Edition should provide the same sound quality as the more expensive Buds Pro 2 but misses out on two features to keep costs down.
OnePlus Ace 2V launches as new Dimensity 9000 smartphone with aggressive pricing
OnePlus has unveiled the Ace 2V, which would appear to be a first glimpse at the upcoming Nord 3. The Ace 2V has a Dimensity 9000 chipset, a high-resolution AMOLED display and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features. The OnePlus Ace 2V starts at a mere CNY 2,299 (US$322) in China too, with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Honor Magic5 Ultimate debuts as new special edition alternative to camera flagship
Honor has introduced the Magic5 Ultimate, which packs all the same core features as the Magic5 Pro but in a more elaborate packaging. The Magic5 Ultimate retails for CNY 6,699 (~US$963) in its sole 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage configuration and is available in a choice of two vegan leather finishes.
ZTE Nubia Z50 Ultra arrives as new flagship smartphone with impressive camera technology
ZTE has presented the Nubia Z50 Ultra in China, where it starts at just CNY 3,999 (~US$577). The Nubia Z50 Ultra contains flagship hardware like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and a 120 Hz AMOLED display. Additionally, ZTE has included three exciting rear-facing cameras and its latest 'Neovision' under-panel camera technology.
Samsung distributes new smart home improvements in Europe to Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 smartwatches
Samsung has finally announced a new update for the Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro in Europe, months after the equivalent update landed in the US. The update targets smart home improvements, including the ability to control doorbells and cameras from the smartwatch directly.
Qualcomm executive leaks Snapdragon chipset for new Nothing Phone (2)
Nothing announced that its next-generation smartphone would utilise a Snapdragon 8 series chipset. While Nothing left the choice of Snapdragon 8 series chipset up to speculation, a Qualcomm executive has revealed that the SoC in question, with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chosen instead of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Prototype Xiaomi 13 unit offers 6,000 mAh battery with breakthrough solid-state battery technology
Xiaomi has presented its solid-state battery technology that it claims improves energy density by a third relative to conventional lithium-ion batteries. According to the company, a prototype Xiaomi 13 has a 6,000 mAh capacity compared to the 4,500 mAh that ships in retail units.
Chuwi HiPad XPro drops by over 30% in latest price cut
Chuwi has brought the HiPad XPro back to its launch price in its latest round of discounts. The HiPad XPro has a 10.5-inch and 16:10 display, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of expandable storage and runs Android 12, among other features.
iPhone 15 Pro: Apple to replace iconic mute switch for first time in iPhone history
Reputedly, Apple will make major design changes with this year's iPhone 15 series, Pro models especially. According to a new report, even the sacred mute switch is not safe, which has hardly changed in the iPhone's 16-year history.
Nothing Ear (2): Release date teased for new transparent earbuds
Nothing has revealed launch details about the Ear (2), its next pair of TWS earbuds. The Ear (2) will build on the Ear (1) and Ear Stick, albeit with a design that looks the spitting image of the Ear (1).
Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) leaks as underwhelming new mid-range smartphone
The Moto G Stylus (2023) has surfaced on Geekbench with a curious set of specifications. Not only does the handset rely on the same chipset as its predecessor, but it also features less RAM. This year's Moto G Stylus is rumoured to launch with a fresh design, though.
Miraxess MiraDock arrives as new smartphone desktop docking station
Miraxess MiraDock is moving towards launching the MiraDock, its smartphone desktop docking station. The company behind the ill-fated Mirabook is already accepting pre-orders and hopes to start shipping the MiraDock later this month.
Next Xiaomi Watch to launch as company's return to Wear OS smartwatches
According to a new report, Xiaomi is working towards a return to the Wear OS ecosystem, years after the company released its sole Wear OS-powered wearable. Reputedly, the smartwatch will arrive under the Xiaomi Watch series and will run Wear OS 3.
Google sets new standards for Wear OS app developers
Google has published new guidelines for Wear OS smartwatch apps. Theoretically, the changes should result in higher software quality across Wear OS, with 39 UX guidelines set for Wear OS 3, instead of a mere 8 with Wear OS 2.
Nothing Speaker (1) leaks as new product category for Carl Pei's company
A new leak has revealed that Nothing is working on an in-house speaker. The first of its kind by the company, the so-called Nothing Speaker (1) has an unusual design with what appears to be a transparent carrying handle.
Xiaomi reveals which POCO smartphones will receive new MIUI 14 update
Xiaomi has announced another MIUI 14 rollout. Having already revealed that 18 smartphones will receive its latest OS update, it has now outlined which POCO-branded smartphones will be making their way onto MIUI 14.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S emerges as new budget smartphone series
The first details of the Redmi Note 12S series have surfaced, courtesy of a reliable leaker. Allegedly, Xiaomi will start selling two Redmi Note 12S devices within the next two months based on MediaTek chipsets.
Razer Orochi V2 gaming mouse refreshed with new Pokémon Editions
Razer has presented a series of Orochi V2 gaming mice in special edition liveries. All based on well-known Pokémon characters, the special edition models are functionally identical to the regular Orochi V2 gaming mouse.
New MIUI 14 update lands on Xiaomi Mi 11i following global rollout schedule release
Xiaomi has started issuing MIUI 14 to the Mi 11i as part of its global rollout. The Mi 11i is one of 18 devices that will receive MIUI 14 in Xiaomi's first global rollout wave, which includes the rest of the Mi 11 series, the Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Xiaomi 12 series. Most devices will be updated to Android 13 and MIUI 14, although some will receive an Android 12-based update.
Auspicious Machine launches as new Raspberry Pi gaming handheld with a BlackBerry twist
The Auspicious Machine is a Linux-based gaming handheld with a design that could be mistaken for a BlackBerry smartphone. Not only does the Auspicious Machine have a 4:3 aspect ratio display, but it also has a small keyboard. The Auspicious Machine is based on a Raspberry Pi 4 Compute Module 4, although it supports other popular single-board computers.
Huawei Watch Buds reach general availability in multiple markets
Huawei has officially started selling the Watch Buds, having opened pre-orders last month. The Watch Buds may look like Huawei's other flagship smartwatches, but it offers a hidden feature beneath its display that few of its competitors offer.
Garmin releases new Forerunner 965 smartwatch with AMOLED display and titanium bezel
Garmin has introduced the Forerunner 965, a 46 mm smartwatch with a 1.4-inch display. The Forerunner 965 has a titanium bezel, 32 GB of storage and an AMOLED display, which should be brighter and more vivid than older MIP displays. The Forerunner 965 is already orderable, albeit at a higher launch price than the Forerunner 955.
Garmin Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265S launch as new mid-range smartwatches with AMOLED displays
Garmin has finally started selling the Forerunner 265 series globally. Available as the Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265S, the Forerunner 265 series retails for US$449.99 and features AMOLED displays. The Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265S both retail for US$449.99 and are orderable now.
Xiaomi Redmi Watch 3 Lite leaks as new upcoming smartwatch
Various regulatory bodies have revealed information about the Redmi Watch 3 Lite, a follow-up to its 2021 predecessor. Not only have regulatory bodies confirmed the smartwatch's release name, but they have also shared battery information and even hands-on photos.
LG UltraGear 27GP95R-B gaming monitor drops to lowest price ever
LG has reduced another high-end gaming monitor under its UltraGear series. The UltraGear 27GP95R-B has a Nano-IPS panel with a default 144 Hz refresh rate. However, LG allows the UltraGear 27GP95R-B to be overclocked to 160 Hz, which combines with a native 4K resolution, 1 ms response times and VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification.
New Realme GT3 brings 144 Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and 240 W charging to mid-range smartphone market
The Realme GT3 has landed at MWC 2023 with 240 W fast charging, a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset and a 144 Hz AMOLED display. Not only has the company showcased the new smartphone, but it has also outlined a global release window and launch pricing.
Nubia Z50 Ultra previewed with 35 mm, 85 mm and new invisible selfie cameras
ZTE will soon introduce the Nubia Z50 Ultra, an unusual flagship smartphone that will share a boxy design with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Once again, ZTE will use an Ultra-branded smartphone to showcase its latest under-panel camera technology. The Nubia Z50 Ultra will also offer an unusually long focal length for a primary smartphone camera.
Garmin reveals new Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 release dates
Garmin is on the verge of releasing Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 series smartphones. While the company has not explicitly referred to either smartwatch, its teaser corresponds with an earlier leak.
Details of Ventura and La Jolla Meta Quest VR headsets leak
Details of two unreleased Meta Quest VR headsets have leaked, courtesy of The Verge. Cited in an internal roadmap, 'Ventura' and 'La Jolla' will serve different product segments, with the former billed as a cheaper or more 'accessible' alternative to this year's Quest 3. Meanwhile, La Jolla will be a successor to the Quest Pro of sorts.
New leaks suggest Meta wants VR enthusiasts to be 'fired up about' this year's Quest 3 VR headset
New Quest 3 information has surfaced online. Purportedly, Meta plans to bring several improvements to market over the current Quest 2 with a view to getting 'enthusiasts fired up'. The Quest 3 will cost even more than the current Quest 2 though, which now costs US$499 with 256 GB of storage.
Leaked roadmap reveals Meta plan for a smartphone-free future
According to a report, Meta is working on multiple sets of AR glasses that it hopes will supersede smartphones by the 2030s. While second-generation smart glasses are due later this year, Meta is not expected to bring its most 'technically advanced' model to market until 2027. Meta's AR glasses will be joined by complementing wearables, including a 'neural interface band'.
Samsung Galaxy Watch6 battery capacities revealed by new leaks
It appears that Samsung will offer larger batteries within its next-generation smartwatches. While the Galaxy Watch5 series offered better battery life of its predecessors, the 40 mm and 44 mm versions of the Galaxy Watch6 will take these improvements even further.
Huawei Watch GT 3 and Watch GT 3 Pro gain new features with HarmonyOS 3 updates
Huawei is now distributing the first HarmonyOS 3 update to the Watch GT 3 and Watch GT 3 Pro in China. Available as HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168, the update brings various changes to the Watch GT 3 series.
Huawei comments on Watch GT Cyber availability
Huawei has discussed extended Watch GT Cyber availability, having launched the smartwatch in China and Mexico so far. While the smartwatch will soon be available in the Middle East and more Latin American and South East Asian countries, Huawei is said to have ruled out European or further North American releases.
UP Squared Pro 7000 SBC announced with new Intel Alder Lake-N processors
AAEON has presented the UP Squared Pro 7000, an x86-based single-board computer (SBC). The UP Squared Pro 7000 will be available with a choice of Intel Alder Lake-N processors, ranging from the Processor N50 to the Core i3-N305.
ZTE showcases new Nubia Pad 3D tablet with eye-catching feature
ZTE has exhibited the Nubia Pad 3D at MWC 2023 before it opens pre-orders. Equipped with a 12.4-inch and 2.5K panel, the Nubia Pad 3D also has a Snapdragon 888 chipset and four cameras that it uses in conjunction with a special display layer that creates 3D content from 2D source material.
AYA NEO Air Plus: New gaming handheld revealed at higher than expected prices
AYA NEO has finally announced pricing and availability for the AIR Plus, its latest gaming handheld. Shipping in the spring with a choice of AMD Ryzen 3 7320U, Ryzen 5 7520U, Ryzen 7 6800U and Intel Core i3-1215U processors, the AYA NEO AIR Plus will completely miss its sub-US$300 price tag.
New Honor Magic5 Pro storms camera and display analyses
The new Honor Magic5 Pro is already making a name for itself. While the device has only just arrived, it has already been ranked as having the best-combined cameras and display of any modern smartphone, Apple iPhone 14 Pro series, Google Pixel 7 Pro and Galaxy S23 Ultra included.
New Google Pixel smartphone glimpsed in three FCC listings
Google has certified three new Google Pixel smartphone model numbers with the FCC, GWKK3, GHL1X and G0DZQ. All variants of the same device, the three model numbers are likely to represent the Pixel 7a or Pixel Fold, which should both arrive this spring with the Google Tensor G2 chipset.
Sony WF-1000XM4 gains new connectivity feature with latest update
Sony has released V2.0.0 to the WF-1000XM4, which brings a substantial improvement to the high-end earbuds. The update brings the long-awaited promise of Bluetooth Multipoint connectivity to the WF-1000XM4, which Sony first mentioned over four months ago.
Xiaomi demonstrates new Redmi 300 W HyperCharge technology
Xiaomi continues its race with Realme to create the fastest smartphone technology possible. While both companies may have cracked 200 W, Xiaomi now claims that a new version of HyperCharge peaks at 300 W. Controlled tests suggest otherwise, but 300 W HyperCharge can still take a 4,100 mAh battery from 0-100% in 5 minutes.
LG announces European pricing and availability for new OLED and QNED Smart TVs
LG has announced European pricing for B3, C3, G3 and Z3 OLED Smart TVs. Ranging from under €2,000 to nearly €30,000, LG's OLED TVs for 2023 offer 42-inch to 88-inch screen sizes and HDMI 2.1a connectivity, among other features. LG has also revealed how much its new QNED Smart TVs will cost in the Eurozone too.
New global Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series details leak
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series will soon be available in Europe. A leaker has now shared photos and a datasheet concerning all models destined for release, ranging from the Redmi Note 12 to the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus, with the Redmi Note 12 5G and Redmi Note 12 Pro in between.
Honor showcases industry first silicon-carbon battery with longer runtimes
Honor has demonstrated its first silicon carbon battery, which it claims is over 10% more energy dense than typical lithium-ion batteries. The Magic5 Pro may even ship with the new battery technology in China, too.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept battles Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max in camera comparison
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept relies on an exposed sensor with a 1-inch format, over which Xiaomi attaches Leica M full-frame lenses. A comparison between the Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept and the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max highlights what a US$43,000 smartphone can do and some of its shortcomings.
Google brings new features to Pixel 7 series, Pixel Watch and co. with Android and Wear OS refinements
Google has presented new features for Android 13 and Wear OS 3. With focus paid to the likes of the Pixel 7 series and the Pixel Watch, Google has also enabled its Fast Pair technology on Chromebooks, among other changes
Garmin Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265S details leak via full spec sheet and high-resolution renders
The release of the Forerunner 265 series nears, with Garmin planning on introducing the Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265S as 46 mm and 42 mm smartwatches, respectively. According to new leaks, both will come in three colours and will launch for US$449.99. Key specifications for both models have leaked too, as has retail packaging for the Forerunner 265.
Launch date of new Motorola Razr foldable smartphone leaks online
A potential launch date for the Motorola Razr (2023) has leaked online. If correct, it would see the Razr (2023) launch months before its predecessor did last year. The Razr (2023) will build on the Razr (2022) with a much larger cover display and a refined design.
Honor Magic5 previewed as new flagship and cheaper alternative to Magic5 Pro
Honor has introduced the Magic5 as part of its MWC 2023 presentation. According to the company, the Magic5 will be available in Q2 2023 with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, a 120 Hz and high-resolution display, modern cameras and a larger battery, among other features.
Honor Magic5 Pro showcased as company's new flagship smartphone
Honor has presented the Magic5 Pro as part of its MWC 2023 showcase. Revealed alongside the Magic Vs and the Magic 5, the Magic5 Pro will take on the likes of the Galaxy S23 Ultra and Xiaomi 13 Pro when it arrives next quarter. While the Magic5 Pro will be cheaper than both its competitors, it will still retail for over €1,000.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro launches globally with stainless steel case and 14 days of battery life
Xiaomi is now offering the Watch S1 Pro globally, six months after releasing the smartwatch in China. The Watch S1 Pro comes in two finishes, as well as a round AMOLED display, long battery life and Xiaomi's proprietary operating system.
Xiaomi 13 Pro lands globally as new flagship camera smartphone
Xiaomi has released the Xiaomi 13 Pro outside China. The Xiaomi 13 Pro is a force to be reckoned with thanks to its flagship hardware and the Sony IMX989 from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. The Xiaomi 13 Pro is not far off the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in terms of pricing, though.
Xiaomi 13 Lite debuts as new global mid-range smartphone
The Xiaomi 13 Lite is the global version of the Xiaomi CIVI 2. As such, the Xiaomi 13 Lite has a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset and a 6.55-inch AMOLED display. However, it also means that the Xiaomi 13 Lite launches with Android 12, not Android 13. Xiaomi has downgraded the Xiaomi 13 Lite in one area compared to the CIVI 2 too.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5 to launch with new larger battery and tweaked design
The FCC has confirmed a few features of Mobvoi's next-generation TicWatch Pro smartwatch. Thought to be called the TicWatch Pro 5, the smartwatch will have a larger battery than any in the TicWatch Pro 3 series.
Bose QuietComfort Ultra leak showcases new flagship ANC headphones
It appears that Bose is preparing to release a new pair of flagship ANC headphones. Dubbed the QuietComfort Ultra, the headphones feature design changes from the QuietComfort 45 and the Headphones 700, which are reached their second and fourth birthdays, respectively.
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro pre-order bonus unearthed as a free 43-inch Smart TV
It appears that Xiaomi will turbocharge its pre-order bonus for the forthcoming Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. While the company has previously offered complimentary wearables and even tablets to entice people to pre-order its new flagships, a leaker has discovered references to a Xiaomi TV P1E Smart TV being thrown in with Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro pre-orders in France.
Xiaomi POCO F5 sighting reveals it as new mid-range smartphone
According to new reports, Xiaomi will use the POCO F5 to bring the Redmi Note 12 Turbo to global audiences. Reputedly, the handset will contain the Snapdragon SM7475 chipset and has already been spotted on IMEI databases as 23049PCD8G.
High-resolution renders and alleged launch dates leak for new Garmin Forerunner 965
High-resolution renders of the Garmin Forerunner 965 have leaked online. The Forerunner 965 will retail for US$569.99, which will be significantly more expensive than its predecessor. Possible release dates for the Forerunner 965 have surfaced too.
Beelink SER6 mini-PC deal with AMD Ryzen 5 6600H delivers 20% in savings
Amazon US has reduced the Beelink SER6, a compact mini-PC powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 6600H and Radeon 660M. 16 GB of DDR5 RAM is also on board, as is a 1 TB SSD. Currently, the Beelink SER6 can be picked up for under US$500.
LG Gram 15 (2022) reduced by over US$500 in new deal with 26% savings
The Gram 15 (2022) can now be ordered for under US$1,400 with an Intel Core i7-1260P processor, 32 GB of RAM and a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. LG also equips the Gram 15 (2022) with an 80 Wh battery and a dedicated number pad, among other features.
Google brings innovative Magic Eraser photo feature to Apple iPhones and all Android smartphones
Google is bringing its Magic Eraser feature to all recent smartphones, including iPhones. Rolling out through the Google Photos app, the feature will only be available to Google One subscribers. Google Photos also gains a HDR effect for video recordings; print orders now come with free shipping in multiple markets too.
LG 32UQ750-W 4K gaming monitor with 144 Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 receives discount for first time
The LG 32UQ750-W has been discounted for the first time. The monitor has a 4K resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate, 90% DCI-P3 colour space coverage and offers 400 nits peak brightness, among other features. Typically, the LG 32UQ750-W retails for nearly US$700, but its first deal takes it below US$600.
AYA NEO AIR Plus release date announced for new ultra-thin gaming handheld
AYA NEO has confirmed when it plans to start selling the AIR Plus, one of its latest gaming handhelds. Offered with a 6-inch and 1080p IPS display, the AIR Plus is expected to start for under US$300. Prices are likely to pick up for Ryzen 7 6800U back models, though.
Pi NAS project shows how to build affordable Raspberry Pi-based network storage for US$35
A new project shows how to create network-attached storage using a humble Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W. While the Zero 2 W is not the most powerful of Raspberry Pi units, it helped keep project costs to just US$35.
PiBoy Mini introduced as new gaming handheld based on Raspberry Pi with HDMI output
The PiBoy Mini is a new gaming handheld based around the Raspberry Pi ecosystem. Equipped with a 3.5-inch display, the PiBoy Mini also has a 2,800 mAh battery and is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero or Pi Zero 2. The PiBoy Mini measures just 112 x 88 x 20 mm too.
Garmin releases new major stable software update with bug fixes and new features for Fenix 6 series and other smartwatches
Garmin has released a new stable software update for Enduro, Fenix 6, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta series smartwatches. Rolling out as System software 25.00, the update introduces several new features to the smartwatches, as well as various bug fixes and refinements.
Xiaomi CIVI 3 leaks with exciting camera and performance upgrades
According to new reports, Xiaomi is preparing to release the CIVI 3 in as little as two months, even though it is only just on the verge of bringing the CIVI 2 to market outside China as the Xiaomi 13 Lite. Reputedly, the Xiaomi CIVI 3 will feature a faster chipset than its predecessor and the same Sony IMX800 primary camera found in the Xiaomi 13.
Samsung rumoured to bring dust and waterproofing to this year's Galaxy Tab S9 tablets
Reportedly, Samsung plans to improve the feature set of its flagship tablet series. Rather than solely focusing on improved performance and visuals, Samsung is expected to finally bring dust and waterproofing to the Galaxy Tab S series with the Galaxy Tab S9, Galaxy Tab S9 Plus and the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra.
Sony releases WH-CH520 as new budget headphones with 50 hours of battery life
Sony has finally brought the WH-CH520 to market after numerous leaks. The Sony WH-CH520 comes in three colours with up to 50 hours of battery life and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, among other features.
Sony WH-CH720N launch as new cheaper alternative to WH-1000XM5 headphones
The WH-CH720N has arrived, Sony's lightest pair of over-ear headphones released to date. The headphones also feature the same Integrated Processor V1 that handles active noise cancellation, as well as up to 35 hours of battery life with ANC enabled or 50 hours with ANC disabled.
MINISFORUM showcases new Neptune MBG6 mini-PC
MINISFORUM has previewed the Neptune MBG6, a mini-PC packed with a desktop-class AMD Ryzen processor and a discrete GPU. The combination should yield better gaming performance than its lower-powered laptop-class mini-PCs.
Razer Blade 15 (2023) arrives as new mid-range gaming laptop
Razer has launched the Blade 15 (2023), an updated version of its popular laptop line and a less powerful alternative to the Blade 16. Starting at US$2,499.99, the Blade 15 (2023) features a 1440p and 240 Hz display, as well as an Intel Raptor Lake-H series processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs.
ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQMR debuts as new 1440p, 600 nit and 300 Hz gaming monitor
ASUS has showcased the ROG Strix XG27AQMR, a 27-inch gaming monitor that succeeds the ROG Strix XG27AQM. Based around a 1440p panel, the ROG Strix XG27AQMR offers VESA DisplayHDR certification and a 300 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34 revealed in new leaks
Samsung is preparing to release the Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54, two mid-range smartphones that look like the new Galaxy S23 series from a distance. The pair will come with large batteries, long update support and bright colour options.
POCO C55 debuts in three colours as new budget smartphone
POCO has introduced the C55 in India, where it will be available from INR 9,499 (~US$115) on February 28. The POCO C55 comes with a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, up to 6 GB of RAM and a 50 MP primary camera, among other features.
Apple's non-invasive blood glucose sensor detailed in new leak
According to a new report, Apple has sunk nearly 12 years of development into creating a sensor that can monitor blood sugar levels via a non-invasive sensor. The technology is now said to have reached a significant milestone, with hundreds of engineers working to improve the sensor under Apple's Exploratory Design Group.
LG UltraGear 27GP950-B gaming monitor receives over US$250 discount
Amazon US and LG have discounted the UltraGear 27GP950-B, a 27-inch gaming monitor that outputs at 4K, 160 Hz, is VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified and has HDMI 2.1 ports. The UltraGear 27GP950-B is now available at over a US$250 discount, which represents a 28% saving on its MSRP.
European pricing announced for new Intel Raptor Lake and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series MSI gaming laptops
MSI has confirmed pricing for many new gaming laptops in Germany and the Eurozone. Beginning with the Thin GF63 12V at €1,199 and topping out at the Titan GT77 HX 13V with its €5,499 starting price, the company's new gaming laptops combine Intel Raptor Lake processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs.
Xiaomi CEO comments on state of Xiaomi 13S series development
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has commented on the state of the Xiaomi 13S series. With the Xiaomi 13 series launching earlier than their predecessors last year, Xiaomi may have also been expected to bring the Xiaomi 13S, Xiaomi 13S Pro and even a Xiaomi 13S Ultra to market.
Motorola Razr 2023 launching with thinner display bezels and a monstrous cover display
Leaks have outlined the design of the Razr 2023 or Razr (2023). While Samsung has made minor alterations to the design of the Galaxy Z Flip series in recent years, Motorola is set to overhaul the Razr again with the 2023 edition. The Motorola Razr 2023 could even steal a march on the Oppo Find N2 Flip and its huge cover display.
MINISFORUM UM773 Lite mini-PC with AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS APU goes up for pre-sale
MINISFORUM has started selling the UM773 Lite globally. Equipped with the AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, a Zen 3+ APU, the UM773 Lite also supports DDR5 SO-DIMM, PCIe 4.0 SSDs and plenty of ports. Prices start at US$409 as a barebones unit and rise to US$789 with 64 GB RAM and a 2 TB SSD.
Xiaomi Pad 5 gets MIUI 14 and Android 13 with performance improvements, novelties and other refinements
Xiaomi has started rolling out a major update to the Pad 5, one it’s most popular tablets. Not only has the tablet received MIUI 14, but it has also received Android 13. Android 13 and MIUI 14 bring several new features to the Xiaomi Pad 5, such as new widgets and 'Super Icons'.
Garmin releases major update for Fenix 7, Instinct 2, Tactix 7, Epix 2 series smartwatches
Garmin has started distributing a new stable update to many of its current smartwatches. Available on Fenix 7, Instinct 2, Tactix 7, Epix 2 series smartwatches, the update introduces several new features, including improvements for skiers and snowboarders and a jet lag monitoring app, among other changes.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 to receive design overhaul with huge cover display rivalling Oppo Find N2 Flip
According to a reliable leaker, Samsung is working towards updating the design of the Galaxy Z Flip, one-half of the Galaxy Z series. Reputedly, the Galaxy Z Flip5 will adopt a vertical cover display, eschewing the horizontal ones found in previous Galaxy Z Flip models. The Galaxy Z Flip5 is rumoured to contain a larger cover display than even the Oppo Find N2 Flip, which has just arrived in Europe.
Chuwi GemiBook xPro showcased with modern Intel processor and lightweight design
Chuwi has presented the GemiBook xPro, a 14.1-inch laptop powered by an Intel Alder Lake-N processor. Available soon, the GemiBook xPro also has 8 GB of RAM, WiFi 6 connectivity and an IPS display, all for about US$300.
Google Pixel Fold to launch as heavier foldable than Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 with larger batteries
Google is expected to launch its first foldable later this year, commonly thought of as the Pixel Fold. While Google's first attempt at a foldable is expected to be closer to the Oppo Find N2 in form factor, a new rumour alleges that it will also be heavier than the Galaxy Z Fold4. The additional weight will allow Google to install larger batteries while maintaining a thinner frame than Samsung's most recent foldable.
Intel Core i7-12700K deal discounts Alder Lake-S processor by nifty 22%
Amazon US has discounted the Core i7-12700K, a powerful option among Intel's Alder Lake-S series. Dipping to nearly US$250, the Core i7-12700K has 12 cores, 20 threads, a 125 W TDP (PL1) and relies on Intel's 10 nm nodes. The Core i7-12700K also utilises the LGA 1700 socket, among other features.
Take up to 20% off ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (2022) in gaming laptop discounts
Amazon US has discounted 2022 editions of the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (2022). With reductions of up to 20%, the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (2022) features powerful CPU and GPU combinations, as well as two displays and DDR5 RAM.
Intel Core i7-11700K in cheapest deal to date with epic 47% discount
A new copy of the Intel Core i7-11700K can now be picked up for less than US$250, over US$200 below its list price. The Rocket Lake processor has 8 cores, 16 threads, a 125 W TDP and utilises the LGA 1200 socket.
Grab Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop with RTX 3070 Ti for 25% and US$600 saving
Amazon US has taken 25% off a recent Nitro 5 gaming laptop configuration. Offered with a Core i7-12700H and an RTX 3070 Ti, the SKU also has a 165 Hz display with 3 ms response times, among other features.
Edge 40 Pro rears its head before Motorola's global release
Motorola has submitted the global version of the Moto X40 to the Google Play Console ahead of the device's release. To be offered as the Edge 40 Pro in most countries and the Edge Plus (2023) in North America, the device has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, a 165 Hz display and high-resolution cameras, among other features.
Acer Nitro XFA253Q gaming monitor receives 27% discount
The Acer Nitro XFA253Q has received a 27% discount on its list price. Available as only a 24.5-inch monitor, the Nitro XFA253Q has a 240 Hz refresh rate, a 1080p resolution and 1 ms response times.
Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 curved QD-OLED gaming monitor debuts with reduced price
Philips has brought the Evnia 34M2C8600 to market, four months after presenting the curved monitor. The Evnia 34M2C8600 has a QD-OLED panel that operates at 1440p and 175 Hz, among other features.
Philips Evnia 42M2N8900 OLED gaming monitor now available for cheaper than advertised
Philips has started selling the Evnia 42M2N8900, its flagship gaming monitor. Equipped with a large OLED panel, the Evnia 42M2N8900 has a 4K resolution, a 138 Hz refresh rate and excellent colour accuracy. Philips has equipped the monitor with modern I/O too, including HDMI 2.1 and USB Type-C ports.
Garmin Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches receive nearly a dozen bug fixes in new Beta update
Garmin has released another update for the Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2. Rolling out at Beta version 11.28, the update features several bug fixes to PulseOx, sensor hub and shutdown problems found in Beta version 11.25.
Garmin Forerunner 965 uncovered at retailer in three resplendent colours
A retailer has listed the Garmin Forerunner 965 before the device's official introduction. Based on the leak, Garmin will offer the Forerunner 965 with a choice of three colours, an AMOLED display and up to 23 days of battery life, among other features.
Xiaomi 13 Lite details confirmed by retailer leaks
A European retailer has listed the Xiaomi 13 Lite ahead of its imminent launch. Revealed alongside the Xiaomi 13 and the Xiaomi 13 Pro, the Xiaomi 13 Lite will ship with a modern Snapdragon processor but an outdated version of Android.
Xiaomi 13 Pro joins Xiaomi 13 in extensive retailer leak
The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro are not due to launch outside China until February 26. However, a retailer has listed both models, confirming European pricing and colours in the process. The retailer has also provided full datasheets for the global versions of the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro.
One UI 5.1 complaints stack up with bugs and battery life concerns for older devices
Samsung has just started rolling out One UI 5.1 to older flagships ranging from the Galaxy S20 to the Galaxy S22 series. While the OS update works well on the new Galaxy S23 series, there are mounting complaints of various issues experienced with One UI 5.1 on older flagships, such as reduced battery life and other bugs.
POCO C55 launching tomorrow in striking colours
The POCO C55 is on the verge of launching as Xiaomi looks to bring the Redmi 12C to other markets. Launching tomorrow, the POCO C55 will be available with the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, as well as a 'leather-like stitch design', among other features.
Apple brings various changes to its devices with first iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4 and macOS Ventura 13.3 beta builds
Apple has released iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4 and macOS Ventura 13.3 Beta 1 builds. Available to download now, the updates introduce several new features to iPhones, iPads and Macs that will ship to all users in the next few weeks.
Philips reveals 45-inch ultra-wide monitors with KVM switches and USB Type-C ports
The 45B1U6900C and 45B1U6900CH are two new ultra-wide monitors. Fundamentally identical, the monitors have 44.5-inch panels with 1500R curvature and 1440p resolutions. The latter throws a Windows Hello-certified webcam and a noise-cancelling microphone into the mix though, making it a better candidate for professional use.
Retailers reveal MSI Stealth 16 Studio pricing with RTX 4060 and RTX 4070 GPUs
Retailers have revealed European and UK launch pricing for the MSI Stealth 16 Studio. Available later this month in the latter but possibly not until mid-March in the former, the Stealth 16 Studio will be comparatively expensive even with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra concept renders showcase future Leica flagship
The Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Lite and Xiaomi 13 Pro may well be on their way to Europe and other markets, but there is still the final piece of the Xiaomi 13 series puzzle to go. Reportedly, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will look like render images that a leaker has commissioned based on recent leaks.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra comes up short of competition in camera analysis
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra may appear to be a camera powerhouse, but camera benchmarks suggest otherwise. The Galaxy S23 Ultra is an improvement over the Galaxy S22 Ultra, but its camera performance cannot keep pace with the best around from Apple, Google and Huawei, among others.
Xiaomi Redmi A2 leak reveals pricing and MediaTek's new Helio G36 chipset
Details of the Redmi A2 have surfaced online, courtesy of a reliable leaker. Not only has WinFuture shared official renders, but it has also shared specifications, pricing and an alleged release window.
Nubia Pad 3D and Nubia Neovision Glass previewed with innovative features
ZTE has teased the Nubia Pad 3D and Nubia Neovision Glass, two of many devices that the company will showcase later this month during MWC 2023 in Barcelona. Also up for release is the ZTE 5G FWA router with a built-in internet speed dial and other products that the company believes are part of 'shaping [an] intelligent lifestyle.
Chatreey AMR5 and AM08 arrive as affordable mini-PCs with unusual physical performance dials
Chatreey has introduced the AMR5 and AM08, a pair of mini-PCs based on AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs. Available as barebones units or with pre-installed memory, the pair feature identical chassis and have similar I/O. Both machines have physical dials for changing performance levels on the fly, too.
Spatial Audio head tracking coming to Pixel Buds Pro
The Pixel Buds Pro will soon receive head tracking support, courtesy of a new firmware update. In the meantime, Google has readied the Pixel Buds app for the new functionality, which will work in tandem with Spatial Audio.
Garmin brings plenty of bug fixes to Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches with new Alpha updates
Garmin has released more updates to Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches, having just rolled out a new build on its stable software channel. While Alpha versions 11.26 and 11.28 do not add any new features to the Fenix 7, they address numerous bugs that exist in the most recent stable software version.
New Gigabyte AORUS Gaming Box to offer liquid-cooled NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Gigabyte is preparing to release a next-generation AORUS Gaming Box. Based on pre-release marketing materials, the AORUS Gaming Box has fewer HDMI ports than its predecessor but an additional USB Type-C connection. Gigabyte will also pre-install a custom NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 with a built-in liquid cooling system.
OnePlus 11 receives 'free memory upgrade' in US$100 discount for 16 GB RAM model
OnePlus has only just released the OnePlus 11, its latest flagship smartphone. However, the company has already discounted 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage configurations. Billed as a 'free memory upgrade', the deal reduces the OnePlus 11 by 12.5% and should make the device more attractive for those after 256 GB of storage or more RAM.
POCO C55 launching soon as Speed and Swag teaser arrives and specifications leak
Xiaomi is preparing to release the Redmi 12C in India as the POCO C55. Specifications for the latter have surfaced, as has an apparent hands-on photo with the upcoming entry-level handset. The POCO C55 and Redmi 12C are expected to be available globally, too.
Android 13 upgrade lands on Sony Xperia 10 III in surprise change of heart
Sony has brought Android 13 to the Xperia 10 III, despite only promising to deliver Android 12 to the device. Android 13 arrives as 62.2.A.0.367 for the Xperia 10 III and is rolling out gradually across all markets in which the device is available.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra alleged hands-on image points to refined design and quad-Leica camera design
A purported hands-on image of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra has surfaced online. Supposedly, this year's Ultra will launch with a revised design and more rear-facing cameras, among other tweaks from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
Samsung confirms One UI 5.1 new features and eligibility for past and present flagship smartphones
Samsung has officially announced the launch of One UI 5.1, the company's latest Android offshoot. The rollout of One UI 5.1 starts with the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series, including the Galaxy S20 FE, and will expand to the Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy Z Fold3 eventually.
Google Photos bug resolved for recent iOS 16.3.1 and iPadOS 16.3.1 updates
Apple continues to roll out iOS 16.3.1 and iPadOS 16.3.1 for eligible iPhones and iPads. The updates introduce several bug fixes for devices running on Apple's stable software distribution branch, with Apple leaving any new features for a major OS revision change. Apple's latest updates did cause a conflict with Google Photos, but an App Store update has now resolved this.
Google hints at display scrolling fixes for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro handsets
Google has commented on the state of scrolling issues on Pixel 7 series devices. With the stable release of Android 13 QPR2 around the corner, it seems that Google's latest flagships could soon be rid of performance problems that affect some units.
Oppo Find N2 Flip: Global model arrives with pre-order bonuses and pricing that undercuts Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
Oppo has launched the Find N2 Flip outside China. While the company has not brought higher memory configurations to Europe and the UK, the Find N2 Flip is cheaper than the Galaxy Z Flip4, even before factoring pre-order bonuses like a free pair of Enco X2 earbuds.
Huawei Watch Buds: Unusual smartwatch and earbuds combo launches globally with pre-order bonus and discount
Huawei has released the Watch Buds outside China. Equipped with a large AMOLED display, the Watch Buds resembles a regular smartwatch. However, it also contains a pair of TWS earbuds that Huawei hopes will resolve the need to carry a smartwatch and earbuds separately.
DJI Inspire 3: More pictures of forthcoming professional drone leak
It appears that the DJI Inspire 3 is edging ever closer to release. Reputedly, the Inspire 3 could replace the Inspire 2 as soon as next month, with DJI having now sent the former to Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) for beta testing. The Inspire 3 is rumoured to utilise the Zenmuse X9 too, a full-frame camera that can record videos in up to 8K quality.
Motorola Edge 40 Pro lands on Geekbench with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and 12 GB of RAM
Motorola is moving closer to launching the Edge 40 Pro, which will likely be available as the Edge Plus (2023) in North America. While the company has not yet commented on the device's release, recent Geekbench listings appear to confirm that the Edge 40 Pro will come with 12 GB of RAM, affirming earlier leaks.
Volla Phone X23: New Google-free smartphone launches with Ubuntu Touch or Volla OS AOSP fork
The Volla Phone X23 is the latest Google-free smartphone from Hallo Welt Systeme. The Volla Phone X23 relies on a mid-range MediaTek Helio chipset and has a 5,000 mAh battery that supports wireless charging, among other features.
Xiaomi Smart Band 8 and Watch S2 move closer to global releases
Two forthcoming Xiaomi wearables have stopped by SIRIM in Malaysia, the TDRA in UAE and the NRRA in South Korea, before launching globally. Seemingly, Xiaomi plans to release the Watch S2 and the Smart Band 8, as well as the Watch S1 Pro. Only the Watch S1 Pro is expected to arrive at MWC 2023 later this month, though.
Samsung Odyssey Ark deal takes 55-inch Mini LED gaming monitor below US$2,000 in 43% sale
Amazon and Samsung have discounted the Odyssey Ark, the latter's premier gaming monitor. Now available for under US$2,000, the Odyssey Ark has a 55-inch Mini LED panel, HDMI 2.1 connectivity and a 165 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
Xiaomi Buds 4: European pricing leaks ahead of probable MWC 2023 introduction
The Xiaomi Buds 4 arrived a few months ago in China. According to a renowned leaker, the Xiaomi Buds 4 could be on the verge of a global release. European pricing has leaked, as have colour options outside China.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro: European pricing, launch window and colours leak
A reliable leaker claims to have obtained information about the global launch of the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro. Reportedly, the smartwatch will arrive with the Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 Lite, among other devices. The Watch S1 Pro will also be making its way to MWC 2023 in Barcelona, albeit for a significantly higher price tag than the Watch S1 or Watch S1 Active.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060: Desktop graphics card specifications leak online with 8 GB VRAM and AD107 GPU
Specifications for the desktop version of the GeForce RTX 4060 have surfaced online. Reputedly, the desktop-class card will match its laptop equivalent in most areas, with 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, an AD107 GPU and a 115 W TGP.
Motorola Moto G Stylus 2023: Renders of forthcoming smartphone leak with updated design
A first look at the Moto G Stylus (2023) has surfaced online, courtesy of a reliable leaker. With a design reminiscent of other Moto G smartphones released this year, the Moto G Stylus (2023) will feature thinner display bezels than its predecessors, as well as fewer cameras.
Sony Xperia 1 V and Xperia 5 V rumoured as first smartphones launching with Bluetooth LE Audio and Bluetooth LC3 support
Some audio products may support or be capable of supporting Bluetooth LE Audio, but the feature has not made its way to any Android smartphones yet. Reputedly, the first smartphones launching with Bluetooth LE Audio and Bluetooth LC3 will be the Xperia 1 V and Xperia 5 V.
Sony WH-CH520: Retailer reveals pricing and 50 hours battery life for affordable over-ear headphones
The Sony WH-CH520 has leaked again, with a retailer showcasing product renders, specifications and pricing. While the WH-CH520 will be available for less than €100, the headphones will offer 50 hours of battery life, Bluetooth Multipoint connectivity and DSEE upscaling, among other features.
Sony WH-CH720N: Upcoming mid-range over-ear headphones to launch with lighter and more comfortable design than predecessor
Sony is preparing to launch the WH-CH720N, a successor to last year's WH-CH710N. While the WH-CH720N retains its predecessor's 35 hours of battery life, Sony has made the newer model lighter with more padding to improve comfort. The Sony WH-CH720N offers Bluetooth 5.2 and Bluetooth Multipoint connectivity, among other features.
Garmin resolves bugs for Fenix 6 and other smartwatches with Release Candidate build
Garmin has released Beta version 25.00 for Fenix 6, Enduro, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta series smartwatches. Rolling out as a Release Candidate, the build offers a few bug fixes ahead of a new public update.
Garmin fixes more Instinct 2 series bugs in latest Beta version 11.17 release
Garmin has rolled out a new beta build to Instinct 2 series smartwatches. Another Release Candidate, Beta version 11.17 fixes bugs that were present in its predecessor ahead of a new Public live update.
Pico Pi V2.0: New Rockchip RK3588S based SBC arrives with up to 32 GB of RAM
9tripod has started selling the Pico Pi V2.0, a single-board computer based around the increasingly popular Rockchip RK3588S chipset. The Pico Pi V2.0 also has Micro HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort connectivity, among other features.
Samsung resolves 'raise to wake' gesture bug with latest Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro updates
Samsung has released its February 2023 round of updates for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 series. While Samsung has only mentioned 'stability and reliability' improvements, it seems that One UI Watch's 'raise to wake' gesture is working again.
LG Gram 14 (2022) reduced to US$896.99 in latest deal with 40% savings
The LG Gram 14 (2022) is currently available at a sizeable US$603 discount. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-1260P processor as well as 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 512 GB of storage and a 72 Wh battery, the Gram 14 (2022) also has a 16:10 display with a 1200p native resolution.
Samsung begins One UI 5.1 rollouts after releasing Galaxy S23 series
Samsung is now bringing devices onto One UI 5.1, including the older Galaxy S20 series. Also in line for One UI 5.1 before March rolls around is the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22 series, along with the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4.
Early Huawei Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro references surface
The Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro are nearing their second anniversary, with no successors announced yet. Sightings of two unreleased smartwatches at a regulatory body suggest that Huawei could be in the final stages of Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro development.
ASUS Vivobook Classic series showcased in three sizes with OLED displays and AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs
ASUS has previewed new versions of the Vivobook 14 OLED, Vivobook 15 OLED and Vivobook 16 under the Vivobook Classic series. All machines come with second-generation AMD Barcelo Refresh APUs under the Ryzen 7000 series. The Vivobook Classic series also has 16:10 and OLED panels, among other features.
Pricing, specifications and colours of Sony WH-CH520 and WH-CH720N headphones leak online
A pair of forthcoming headphones have leaked online. Not only have official images of both leaked, but so have a few specifications and alleged European pricing.
OnePlus Nord 3 specifications leak online with 120 Hz AMOLED display and 50 MP OIS camera
OnePlus may have just released the OnePlus 11 and OnePlus 11R, but the company is alleged to have another Nord-branded smartphone in development. The Nord 3 is reported to contain a mid-range MediaTek Dimensity chipset and a 50 MP primary camera supported by OIS, among other features.
Segway Navimow: Manufacturer improves GPS-based robot lawn mower with new VisionFence Sensor and announces UK pricing
Segway has expanded its Navimow offering with the VisionFence, a sensor designed to improve location accuracy and mowing intelligence. The VisionFence Sensor effectively serves as an upgraded obstacle avoidance module and will work in tandem with Segway's existing Exact Fusion Locating System (EFLS). Segway has finally confirmed UK pricing for the Navimow series too.
Google Pixel 7 Pro owners report of mischievous volume buttons
An increasing number of Pixel 7 Pro owners are reporting that volume buttons have started falling out of place. Purportedly a hardware issue and not a localised problem, the remedy is more complex than simply returning the errant buttons to their housing.
Oppo confirms Find N2 Flip global release with 'See More in a Snap' launch event and opens Product Ambassadors program
Oppo has finally outlined when it will launch the Find N2 Flip globally. The handset will debut outside China exactly two months after its Chinese introduction as Oppo looks to tackle Samsung's dominance with the Galaxy Z Flip series.
Google Pixel Watch to receive Material You design overhaul with Wear OS update
Google's Material You design language appears destined for Wear OS, which remains based on Android 11. Material You should bring greater customisation options to Wear OS with tweaks like system-wide colours, among other changes.
Apple AirPods Pro: Unofficial mod with USB Type-C connector now on sale
Soon Apple will be forced to sell the AirPods Pro with a USB Type-C port like the iPhone 15 series, eschewing the evergreen Lightning connector. In the meantime, an engineer has modified the existing AirPods Pro charging case to support USB Type-C charging and is selling replacement parts or complete units.
European pricing, colours, memory configurations and specifications leak for Samsung Galaxy A34 5G and Galaxy A54 5G
Extensive leaks have revealed numerous details about the Galaxy A34 5G and Galaxy A54 5G, two of Samsung's next-generation mid-range smartphones. Both will launch with 120 Hz Super AMOLED displays and triple rear-facing cameras, among other similarities.
Google previews Android 14 for Pixel smartphones and issues release schedule
Android 14 has arrived in its first incarnation. Google has made many back-end changes with Android 14 Developer Preview 1, although there are a few hints at what could be to come for the next version of Android, including big screen improvements and greater customisation options.
Galaxy S23 Ultra: Samsung launches limited BMW M Edition inspired by BMW M3 E30
Samsung has presented the BMW M Edition, a special edition version of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Samsung claims to have been inspired by the BMW M3 E30 and will sell a mere 1,000 units in South Korea with a sole 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage configuration.
Google Pixel 7a: Third-party case design and device renders leak
The launch of the cheapest member of the Pixel 7 family is approaching, with the Pixel 7a likely arriving this spring during Google I/O 2023. In the meantime, a third-party case manufacturer has already listed cases for the mid-range handheld with accompanying render images.
KT Pocket finally starts selling KT-R1 Android gaming handheld from US$169
KT Pocket is now selling the KT-R1, its 4.5-inch and 3:2 Android gaming handheld. Based around the MediaTek Helio G99, the gaming handheld also calls on a 5,000 mAh battery and up to 8 GB of RAM.
DJI Mavic 3: Save US$300 on refurbished sub 900g drone
DJI is offering refurbished Mavic 3 drones at a healthy discount compared to brand-new retail units. According to the company, all refurbished aircraft come with new parts, packaging and its standard warranty. Refurbished Mavic 3 units are eligible for DJI Care too, even with their US$300 discount.
Apple iPhone 15 Ultra: Concept images show what rumoured iPhone could look like with Apple Watch Ultra design cues
Apple is rumoured to have the iPhone 15 Ultra planned for later this year with a titanium case to distinguish it from previous Pro and Pro Max models. Concept images now imagine how Apple's next-generation flagship iPhone could look if it adopted the design of the Apple Watch Ultra.
DJI Mini 2 SE arrives for US$369 or US$519 with Fly More Combo
DJI has announced the Mini 2 SE, the company's latest budget drone. The Mini 2 SE comes with a 1/2.3-inch CMOS camera sensor and a 2,250 mAh battery that can deliver 31 minute flight times. DJI's latest drone is capable of capturing videos in 2.7K/30 FPS too, all for US$369.
Garmin brings CIQ watch face fixes to Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S smartwatches in new Release Candidate build
Garmin has rolled out another beta update to the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S. Beta version 11.16 is another Release Candidate for the pair, with Garmin finding a CIQ watch face bug in Beta version 11.15 that prevented its stable release.
POCO X5 GT could be global and Indian answer to Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Turbo
According to new reports, Xiaomi is preparing to release the Redmi Note 12 Turbo only in China. However, the handset could also arrive in other markets as the POCO X5 GT, the third device in the POCO X5 series after the POCO X5 5G and POCO X5 Pro 5G.
One UI 5.1 bloatware is not consuming 60 GB storage on new Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus or Galaxy S23 Ultra
Recently there have been reports that One UI 5.1 reserves upwards of 60 GB storage for system partitions on the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Samsung may continue to insist on pre-installing third-party apps on One UI, but claims of 60 GB in bloatware are far from true.
Samsung S95C: 77-inch QD-OLED Smart TV launches for US$4,499.99 with soundbar pre-order discounts
Samsung has launched the S95C, a 77-inch and QD-OLED Smart TV. Available in the US, the Smart TV retails for US$4,499.99 with a 4K native resolution, a 144 Hz overclockable refresh rate and a 2,000-nit panel.
XGIMI Aura: 4K ultra-short-throw projector dips below US$2,000 for first time
The XGIMI Aura is now available for less than US$2,000. Typically, the 4K projector sells for US$2,499 but launched for US$2,799. The XGIMI Aura can create up to 150-inch images with a 0.223:1 throw ratio and offers up to 2,400 ANSI lumens, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite drops to lowest ever price on Amazon
Amazon is offering the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at 39% below its list price. While the retailer regularly has the tablet on sale, the latest discount is the deepest yet. The sale applies to any of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite's colourways but only 64 GB SKUs.
Xiaomi confirms Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro global launches as Xiaomi 13 Ultra charging information leaks
Xiaomi has outlined global launch dates for the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, the company's latest flagship smartphones. While the Xiaomi 13 Lite is also expected to arrive later this month, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will remain absent until the spring. Photos of its 90 W fast charger have now leaked online, though.
ONEXPLAYER 2 now orderable after raising over US$1 million on Indiegogo
One-netbook is now selling the ONEXPLAYER 2 freely after a successful crowdfunding campaign. The gaming handheld can now be ordered from the company's ONEXPLAYER eCommerce platform, albeit at a slightly higher price than during its crowdfunding campaign.
POCO announces MIUI 14 and Android 13 eligibility for POCO smartphones
POCO has revealed which of its current smartphone stack will receive MIUI 14. Based on Android 12 or Android 13, MIUI 14 arrived first globally on the POCO X5 Pro 5G. However, the POCO F3, POCO F4, POCO M2, POCO M3, POCO M4, POCO M5, POCO X3 and POCO X4 series should all soon be eligible for MIUI 14.
Philips unveils Fidelio L4 and Fidelio T2 with Bluetooth LC3, LE Audio and Sony LDAC support
Philips has introduced the Fidelio L4 and Fidelio T2, over-headphones and earbuds, respectively. Both feature Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, as well as support for the Bluetooth LC3 codec, Bluetooth LE Audio and even Sony LDAC.
Google Pixel Watch nets February 2023 security patch with latest update
Google is rolling out another update for the Pixel Watch. This month's update arrives as RWD9.220429.075 or RWD9.220429.075.J1, depending on where you live. The update brings the Pixel Watch onto the February 2023 security patch, mirroring a comparable update for Pixel smartphones.
Garmin Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 receive Wi-Fi sync and system shutdown bug fixes in new beta update
Garmin has commenced the rollout of Beta version 11.25 for Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches. The fourth beta since the company released the last stable update, Beta version 11.25 makes a few changes ahead of a future Release Candidate build.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 43": First flat Mini LED gaming monitor now orderable in Europe with pre-order bonuses
Samsung has started selling the Odyssey Neo G7 43" in Europe. Also known as the Odyssey Neo G7 G70NC, the monitor combines a 43-inch Mini LED panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate and a 4K native resolution. Samsung has cut the monitor's price at launch and is even throwing in a complimentary pair of Galaxy Buds2 Pro earbuds.
Xiaomi 13 Lite: European prices, configurations and launch window leak
European pricing for the Xiaomi 13 Lite has leaked online. The same leaker has also shared launch configurations and from when the forthcoming mid-range smartphone should be available. The Xiaomi 13 Lite is expected to be a re-badged CIVI 2, which Xiaomi launched a few months ago in its home market.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 on sale for up to 33% off with AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, 120 Hz display and Radeon RX 6700S or Radeon RX 6800S GPUs
Best Buy has slashed prices of the ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022), which ASUS will eventually replace with 2023 models. Both discounted machines feature the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, as well as a 2.5K and 120 Hz display. Sale prices vary, but the ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) can now be purchased for as little as US$1,099.99 with those components and a Radeon RX 6700S GPU.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 released globally with Bluetooth L3 Audio support arriving later this year
OnePlus has released the Buds 2 Pro in the UK, US and the Eurozone. Available for free with OnePlus 11 pre-orders in some countries, the Buds 2 Pro costs US$179.99 in the US and offer 48 dB of ANC and 6 hours of battery life with the feature enabled.
OnePlus 11 launches globally with pre-order bonuses in some markets
OnePlus has finally released the OnePlus 11 outside China. The OnePlus 11 relies on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, as well as three high-resolution rear-facing cameras, a 5,000 mAh battery and 80 W or 100 W fast charging.
New information points to Redmi Note 12 Turbo or Redmi Note 12T Pro
An unreleased Xiaomi smartphone has passed through the 3C in China. Reportedly the Redmi Note 12 Turbo Edition or the Redmi Note 12T Pro, the handset is expected to launch in the spring with a Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 chipset and 67 W fast charging, among other features.
OnePlus Ace 2 arrives with modern flagship chipset and 1240p AMOLED display
OnePlus has presented a new upper mid-range smartphone in China. Dubbed the OnePlus Ace 2, the handset combines a 1240p AMOLED display with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Last minute leaks point to lower than expected OnePlus 11 launch pricing
According to new reports, the OnePlus 11 will start at much closer to €800 than earlier leaks suggested. The forthcoming flagship could be available for as little as €869 with 16 GB of RAM in some markets, too.
Beelink SER6 Pro Plus arrives with AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS APU and Radeon 680M iGPU
Beelink has introduced the SER6 Pro Plus, arguably a less powerful alternative to the SER6 Pro. The SER6 Pro Plus makes do with the AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, a 35 W APU and a Ryzen 7 6800HS refresh with the same CPU core arrangement and iGPU.
Google rolls out February 2023 update with Clear Calling fix for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
Google has released a new round of updates for its recent smartphones. This month's update is focused on bugs fixes, as well as bringing the Pixel 4a through Pixel 7 Pro onto the latest set of Android security patches.
DJI Mini 2 SE: Leak reveals specifications including 31 minutes runtime and 10 km range
DJI is looking to kick off its 2023 round of drone releases with a cheaper model. Reputedly, the Mini 2 SE is next in line, which will be another sub-250 g drone. While the Mini 2 SE matches the Mini 2 in most areas, DJI has dispensed with a Mini 2 selling point to differentiate the pair.
LG UltraGear 27GR95QE-B: World's first 240 Hz OLED gaming monitor goes up for pre-order in UK
LG has made the UltraGear 27GR95QE-B available to pre-order in the UK. With its price set at £998.99, the UltraGear 27GR95QE-B is the world's first gaming monitor to feature an OLED panel that operates at 240 Hz. The UltraGear 27GR95QE-B combines its high refresh rate with a 1440p resolution.
Garmin rolls out bug fixes and improvements for several high-end smartwatches
Garmin has released Beta version 24.86 for Fenix 6, Enduro, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta series smartwatches. Available to download now, the new build follows Beta version 24.85 and makes a few software improvements ahead of a forthcoming stable update.
ViewSonic X2000B-4K: 4K ultra short projector on sale with 31% off
The ViewSonic X2000B-4K has been reduced by 31% from its US$2,909.99 list price. Now available at under US$2,000, the ViewSonic X2000B-4K can create up to 150-inch images while delivering 50 W of audio performance from its Harman Kardon-branded speakers.
Next-generation Apple Mac Studio will not receive M2 Max or M2 Ultra upgrades because of impending Mac Pro
The first Apple silicon-powered Mac Pro remains on the horizon, albeit without the allegedly now cancelled M2 Extreme chipset. Now, the Mac Pro is rumoured to effectively replace the Mac Studio, which Apple will leave languished on M1 chipsets until at least the M3 or M4 series arrives.
Oppo Find X6 Pro: Leaked image reveals final design with huge triple Hasselblad camera module
A new leak has revealed what the book of the Find X6 Pro looks like, Oppo's next flagship smartphone. Rumoured to be arriving in Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and MediaTek Dimensity 9200 variants, the Find X6 Pro will offer a triple rear-facing camera set-up with a periscope camera. Hasselblad tunings and a MariSilicon ISP will return for the Find X series too.
Garmin Connect reveals future skin temperature sensor integrations within Garmin smartwatches
The Garmin Connect app has revealed the company's plans to offer smartwatches with a new health monitoring sensor. It remains to be seen whether the new functionality will be enabled on existing smartwatches or if Garmin is preparing to restrict the functionality to new and unreleased models.
Xiaomi POCO X5 5G: POCO X4 Pro 5G re-run arrives with worse specifications
Xiaomi has lifted the lid on the POCO X5 5G, one-half of the POCO X5 series alongside the POCO X5 Pro 5G. While the latter is a re-branded Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition, it appears that Xiaomi has created the POCO X5 5G by taking the POCO X4 Pro 5G and trimming it to down in certain areas.
POCO X5 Pro 5G: Xiaomi's first global MIUI 14 device launches with 120 Hz AMOLED display and 108 MP triple camera
Xiaomi has launched the POCO X5 Pro 5G, the global answer to the Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition. The POCO X5 Pro 5G is also the first device to launch globally with MIUI 14, beating out the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro.
New Garmin Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 retailer leaks showcase designs, specifications and US pricing
Garmin have not announced the Forerunner 265 or Forerunner 965 yet, but another retailer has listed the pair online. Both smartwatches will cost more than their predecessors. However, the Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 will contain several upgrades over the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4: New leak points to 3 GHz speeds across all CPU cores and TSMC N4 node
According to a new report, Qualcomm has started creating Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 engineering samples. Reportedly, Qualcomm will base the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 on TSMC N4 nodes, despite the chipset's slated 2024 release. Engineering samples are rumoured to reach 3 GHz across all 12 CPU cores, too.
Roborock Q10 Ultra: New robot vacuum cleaner leaks in two versions
The FCC has shared initial details about the Roborock Q10 Ultra, a likely successor to last year's Roborock Q7 series. Design and features are unknown for the time being, but the FCC has revealed that there could be two Roborock Q10 Ultra models in the pipeline.
Oppo Reno8 T and Reno8 T 5G debut with divergent hardware
Oppo has unveiled the Reno8 T and Reno8 T 5G, the sole members of the Reno8 T series. Despite having similar names, the pair share barely any components, other than a few cameras. Both are firmly mid-range smartphones, though.
Vivo X90 Pro Plus falls short in camera analysis despite 1-inch camera sensor
The Vivo X90 Pro Plus may offer sparkling camera hardware on paper, with a 50 MP and 1-inch primary camera, as well as two high-resolution telephoto sensors. However, camera analysis reveals that the Vivo X90 Pro Plus does not have enough to topple the likes of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max or even the iPhone 13 Pro.
Meta Quest Pro receives US$400 and £200 price cut mere months after launch
Meta has discounted the Quest Pro, the company's high-end alternative to the Quest 2. Originally available for US$1,499.99, the sale takes the Quest Pro to a slightly more palatable US$1,099.99. The VR headset is now also cheaper in the UK, but only by £200.
Fairphone 4: Repairable smartphone receives first major Android OS update
Fairphone is now rolling out the first significant OS update to the Fairphone 4. The company hopes to deliver Android 13 in a more timely manner too, although not all regions are eligible for the Android 12 update yet.
Acer Swift Go 14 and Swift Go 16 previewed as lightweight laptops with 16:10 OLED and high refresh rate displays
Acer has introduced the Swift Go 14 and Swift Go 16, a pair of lightweight laptops that are available with AMD Ryzen 7000 or Intel Raptor Lake series processors. Acer also offers both machines with 16:10 OLED displays that operate at 90 Hz or 120 Hz, depending on the model.
Sony Xperia 1 V: Live leak points to camera overhaul from Xperia 1 IV
A hands-on image with an alleged Xperia 1 V has surfaced online. While the overall concept of the Xperia 1 series remains unchanged, with its elongated form factor, the leaked photo suggests that Sony has revamped its rear-facing camera offering for this year's Xperia 1 V.Update: Hands-on image may have been faked.
Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra receive Adobe Lightroom integration for professional image editing within Expert RAW app
Adobe and Samsung have collaborated to bring Adobe Lightroom to the Galaxy S23 series. Available across the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and the Galaxy S23 Ultra, the collaboration integrations Adobe Lightroom within the Expert RAW app and even allows you to synchronise images to your desktop via cloud storage.
Steam Deck UI now available on Windows without workarounds courtesy of latest Steam Client Update
Valve has released a major Steam Client Update for Windows. While the changelog is relatively long, the main change is a new Big Picture Mode. The ageing UI has finally made way for the Steam Deck UI, which contains several Windows-specific changes.
Spigen launches Apple Magsafe compatible case for Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
MagSafe may be a technology that Apple markets, but manufacturers can take advantage of it, even before Qi2 wireless charging replaces existing Qi charging. For example, Spigen has made a MagSafe-compatible case for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Samsung's latest premier smartphone.
ASUS Vivobook Go 14 and Vivobook Go 15 OLED revealed with AMD Ryzen 7000 Mendocino APUs
ASUS has upgraded the Vivobook Go series to AMD Ryzen 7000 Mendocino APUs, which should offer considerable performance upgrades over their Intel Jasper Lake-powered predecessors. ASUS even offers a 1080p OLED panel on the larger 15-inch edition.
Razer Edge: Teardown video reveals new Android gaming handheld internals following release
PBKreviews has disassembled the Razer Edge, a new entry in the Android gaming handheld space. Seemingly, the Razer Edge has more in common with a modern smartphone than other gaming handhelds, with no active cooling and a complex display replacement.
Latest Sony PlayStation 5 system update introduces 1440p VRR support, Discord and other quality-of-life improvements
Sony has released a new update for some of the circa 32 million PlayStation 5 consoles it has sold to date. Rolling out on Sony's beta program, firmware update 7.00 bring long-awaited HDMI VRR support at 1440p, as well as Discord integration and improved ease-of-use functionality.
Vivo X90 and Vivo X90 Pro arrive in Europe with no X90 Pro Plus in sight
Vivo has brought the X90 and X90 Pro to Europe, nearly three months after their debut in China. While both rely on MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chipsets and 120 Hz AMOLED displays, the X90 Pro has better cameras and has a nominally larger battery, among other differences.
Google releases Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro repair manuals
Google has now released official repair manuals for its latest flagship smartphones. Having already made original spare parts available, the repair manuals should make it simple for people to repair their Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro when necessary. Google has only released these guides in French for now, though.
European prices and memory configurations leak for Xiaomi POCO X5 and POCO X5 Pro
According to reports from well-known leakers, Xiaomi has set European pricing for the forthcoming POCO X5 and POCO X5 Pro. Purportedly, the cheaper model will be available for less than €300, with the POCO X5 Pro priced at nearer €400.
Acer Nitro 16 and Nitro 17 previewed with AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs
Acer has showcased AMD Ryzen 7000 series versions of the Nitro 16 and Nitro 17. Landing this spring in the Eurozone, China and the US, the pair will also come with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs and 165 Hz displays at mid-range price points.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Early GPU benchmarks show massive improvements between Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipsets
The Galaxy S23 Ultra is one of the most powerful smartphones on the market, with Samsung and Qualcomm partnering to deliver a higher-clocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Early benchmarks suggest that the switch from Exynos to Snapdragon in Europe yields twice the GPU performance. The Galaxy S23 Ultra is also able to outperform other Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered handsets in the same benchmark.
LG announces availability and pricing for latest Gram 17 laptop with 144 Hz display and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU
The latest LG Gram 17 is now available to order in the US. LG equips the 17-inch laptop with new Intel Raptor Lake-P series processors, as well as an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU and a 144 Hz display, among other hardware.
Android 13 arrives for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL with LineageOS 20 builds
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL may be over five years old, but the former flagships are still receiving updates from third-party developers. LineageOS 20 brings Android 13 to the pair, which offers a revised UI and current security patch updates, among other changes.
Xiaomi Pad 6 and Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro specifications leak online
Specifications for the Xiaomi Pad 6 and Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro have surfaced online. Revealed by Digital Chat Station, the leak points to the return of the Snapdragon 870 but the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 for the Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro. The pair are expected to share the same 11-inch, IPS and 120 Hz display, though.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra debuts worldwide with customised Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and 200 MP camera
Samsung has presented the Galaxy S23 Ultra, a replacement for the Galaxy S22 Ultra with a few upgrades over its predecessor. For one, Samsung no longer offers Exynos chipsets in any variants, with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy shipping globally. The Galaxy S23 Ultra also has a new primary camera, which appears to be the ISOCELL HP2.
Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus arrive with tweaked designs and Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets across all markets
Samsung has refreshed its flagship smartphone series. From today, the company is accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus, which start at €949/US$799.99 and €1,119 in the Eurozone, respectively. Both models feature the same chipset and cameras, but the Galaxy S23 Plus should have the edge when it comes to battery life.
Apple MacBook Pro 14: Teardown video shows changes for M2 Pro model
iFixit has disassembled the new 14-inch MacBook Pro. While the latest MacBook Pro 14 is visually unchanged from its predecessor, iFixit has revealed the extent of internal changes, including using a smaller heatsink.
POCO X5 5G and POCO X5 Pro 5G hands-on photos leak as Xiaomi outlines performance expectations and display details
The launch of the POCO X5 5G and POCO X5 Pro 5G is a few days away, with the pair destined for a February 6 introduction. In the meantime, hands-on photos of both smartphones have leaked, while Xiaomi has revealed how the POCO X5 Pro 5G performs in AnTuTu and what display specifications it will offer.
Google Fast Pair for smartphones discovered to simplify Galaxy S23 and Pixel 7 series set-ups
The Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra should be the first smartphones to support Google Fast Pair for smartphones. Pictures now show how this new feature should work in practice and how it simplifies transferring accounts, data and other details to a new smartphone.
Garmin Vivomove Trend: New hybrid smartwatch arrives in four colours with up to 5 days battery life
Garmin has unveiled the Vivomove Trend, a 40 mm hybrid smartwatch. Available in four colours, the Vivomove Trend retails from US$269.99 and supports all core Garmin smartwatch features, such as Garmin Pay and the Garmin Connect app.
Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor previewed with 24.5-inch Fast IPS panel and 500 Hz peak refresh rate
Dell has previewed the Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor again ahead of next week's release in China. The 500 Hz gaming monitor will also be available next month in North America, where it will arrive with VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification and plenty of I/O, among other features.
Honor Magic5 Lite leak showcases upcoming mid-range smartphone ahead of MWC 2023
Specifications and marketing images of Honor's next mid-range smartphone have leaked online. To be sold as the Magic5 Lite, the handset has a 5,100 mAh battery, a 120 Hz OLED display and a 64 MP primary camera. The Magic5 Lite is expected to launch in two colours and one memory configuration for under €400 in the Eurozone.
Meta Watch V2 leak reveals hands-on pictures with twin cameras
Leaked images of a second-generation Meta Watch have surfaced online. The smartwatch has an unusual design with two cameras and a notch for one of them, among other features.
European prices, colours, memory configurations and availability leak for Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro
According to a new report, Xiaomi has settled on availability dates for the global versions of the Xiaomi 13 and the Xiaomi 13 Pro. The same leak also outlines launch pricing, as well as memory configurations.
Xiaomi announces MIUI 14 is headed to another 25 devices in second batch rollout
Xiaomi has revealed which devices it has added to its MIUI 14 rollout. An extra 25 devices are now eligible, including several Redmi Note series representatives.
Oppo Find X6, Find X6 Pro Dimensity Edition and Find X6 Pro Snapdragon Edition specifications leak online
Specifications for a trio of upcoming flagship Oppo Find X6 series smartphones have surfaced on Chinese social media. Reportedly, there will be two Snapdragon versions, plus a Dimensity Edition of the Find X6 Pro. All models are rumoured to ship with triple 50 MP rear-facing cameras and large batteries, as well as other flagship hardware.
Samsung Galaxy Book3: Specifications and European pricing leak for upcoming entry-level Galaxy Book3 series laptop
Samsung is preparing to release the Galaxy Book3, which should join the Galaxy Book3 Pro and Galaxy Book3 Ultra at tomorrow's Galaxy Unpacked event. In the meantime, renowned leakers have provided details about Samsung's entry-level Galaxy Book3 series laptop, which will forgo Alder Lake-P processors and the Arc A350M discrete GPU for more efficient processors from Intel's new Raptor Lake-U series.
NexDock Wireless: Nex Computer announces refreshed NexDock laptop dock with wireless connectivity
Nex Computer introduced the NexDock Wireless, a new laptop dock that dispenses with the need to connect a smartphone via a wired connection. The NexDock Wireless will work with any smartphone that supports a desktop mode, such as the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series.
Motorola Edge 40 Pro: Launch window and European pricing leak for Moto X40 global model
According to a new report, Motorola has settled on a launch window for the Edge 40 Pro, the global version of the Moto X40. The same report provides a European launch price, as well as colour options and a sole memory configuration.
Xiaomi MS11: Images of Xiaomi's first EV surface online
Alleged images of Xiaomi's inaugural EV have leaked. Tipped for a Q1 2024 launch, the Xiaomi is expected to arrive as the Modena, despite the images showing the device as the Xiaomi MS11.
Leaked Xiaomi POCO X5 and POCO X5 Pro official renders confirm designs and several details ahead of February 6 release
A leaker has got their hands on official pictures of the POCO X5 and POXO X5 Pro, two upcoming mid-range smartphones. Xiaomi has equipped the pair with three rear-facing cameras, flat displays and some eye-catching colour options, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro, Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 and Galaxy Book3 360 official images leak ahead of Galaxy Unpacked event
Press images of the Galaxy Book3 Pro, Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 and Galaxy Book3 360 have surfaced online. The trio will launch on February 1 during Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event, as will the Galaxy Book3 Ultra and the Galaxy S23 series.
Teclast M40 Pro 2023 launched with Android 12 and performance improvements
Teclast has refreshed the M40 Pro with a different chipset, more RAM and faster storage. Now called the M40 Pro 2023, the 10.1-inch tablet also runs Android 12, rather than the older Android 11 that Teclast saddled with the original M40 Pro.
Garmin bundles nearly 20 changes and improvements for Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S smartwatches with latest round of beta updates
Garmin is preparing to release another stable update for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S. In the meantime, the company has issued new beta updates that make numerous changes and improvements, as well as several bug fixes.
AOC P3: New monitors previewed in 24-inch, 27-inch and 34-inch sizes
AOC has introduced the P3 series, a new suite of professional monitors. The AOC P3 series will be available next month in 24-inch, 27-inch and 34-inch sizes with flat and curved panels. The series peaks with the AOC CU34P3CV, a 1440p and 100 Hz monitor with a 1500R curvature.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra leaked marketing images confirm design and dedicated number pad
The Galaxy Book3 Ultra is a few days away from launching. In the meantime, official pictures of the 16-inch laptop have leaked online, confirming its design and a few features, including its dedicated number pad. The Galaxy Book3 Ultra is expected to showcase Samsung's latest AMOLED display technology, too.
Google Pixel Tablet: New leak ends Pixel Tablet Pro speculation but outlines 2.5K IPS display, Tensor G2 and new accessory details
Google may still be a few months away from unveiling the Pixel Tablet. However, developer Kuba Wojciechowski has revealed more specifications and details about the tablet and its accompanying accessories. Reputedly, Google has developed two dock accessories, but there will only be one Pixel Tablet variant available and no Pro model.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS: Deals take 50% and US$149.99 off Snapdragon Wear 4100 smartwatch
Amazon US and Mobvoi have slashed the price of the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, one of Mobvoi's many TicWatch Pro 3 series models. Seemingly discounted ahead of the TicWatch Pro 5's release, the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS can now be picked up for as much as the TicWatch E3.
NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX 16 GB Module launches worldwide with 100 TOPS AI performance
NVIDIA has started selling a Jetson Orin NX system-on-module (SoM). Available with 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM, the Jetson Orin NX also has a 1,024-core GPU based on NVIDIA's Ampere architecture with 32 Tensor cores, as well as an 8-core CPU and is capable of delivering up to 100 TOPS of AI performance.
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit: Wall Street Canyon mini-PC discounted nearly US$200 with Core i5-1240P and 32 GB RAM
Amazon US has taken nearly US$200 off the Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit with a Core i5-1240P processor. Complementing the 12-core and 16-thread processor is 32 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD, as well as plenty of ports and expansion options.
OnePlus Pad confirmed for Cloud11 February 7 launch event
OnePlus has teased the release of its first tablet. As expected, the OnePlus Pad will launch alongside the OnePlus 11, OnePlus 11R and the OnePlus Buds Pro 2. The company has also revealed the tablet's design, confirming earlier leaks.
Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 receive new features with latest Release Candidate build
Garmin has issued Beta version 14.12 to the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955, the last beta build before Garmin embarks on a new stable software release. Beta version 14.12 address a few bugs and makes a few refinements for both smartwatches.
Radxa ROCK 5A: New single-board computer introduced with Raspberry Pi form factor and Rockchip RK3588S SoC
Radxa has presented the ROCK 5A, another single-board computer (SBC) by the company based on the Raspberry Pi form factor. The ROCK 5A will be available later this year with up to 16 GB of RAM, a Rockchip RK3588S chipset and eMMC 5.1 flash storage support, as well as a 40-pin GPIO header.
Razer Edge: Android gaming handheld launches in Wi-Fi only and 5G variants
The Razer Edge is now orderable in Wi-Fi-only and 5G variants. Both variants feature the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chipset, a 144 Hz AMOLED display and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other components. The Razer Edge starts at US$399.99 and rises to US$599.99 for the 5G edition.
Lenovo Yoga 13w Gen 2: Refreshed convertible laptop previewed with AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs
Lenovo has announced a refresh of the Yoga 13w Gen 2, a 13.3-inch convertible laptop that will be soon available with AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs. The Yoga 13w Gen 2 also has a 51 Wh battery, plenty of ports and a 16:10 aspect ratio, among other features.
Garmin rolls outs bug fixes and changes with Beta updates for Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix Delta, Quatix 6 and Marq smartwatches
Garmin is distributing a new beta update for Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix Delta, Quatix 6 and Marq series smartwatches. The new build is available as Beta version 24.84 and will be distributed through Garmin's GCM servers if your smartwatch is enrolled on its Public Beta program.
Sony DualSense Edge launches as premium PlayStation 5 wireless controller with short battery life
Sony has finally started selling the DualSense Edge, its premium wireless controller intended for the PlayStation 5. While the DualSense Edge contains several innovations compared to the regular DualSense, it also offers significantly worse battery life.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic receive Galaxy Watch5 series features
Samsung has started rolling out new updates to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. Like the Galaxy Watch5 series, the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic can now take advantage of an improved Camera Controller app, as well as a battery diagnostics utility.
Crucial P3: 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB SSDs get at least 25% discounts on Amazon
Amazon US has reduced the prices of all Crucial P3 SSDs, including the 4 TB edition. Available at between 26% and 33% discounts, the Crucial P3 series offers up to 3,000 MB/s sequential write and 3,500 MB/s sequential read speeds.
OnePlus Pad: Leaked renders point to 11.6-inch display, large single camera and unibody aluminium design
Rumour has it that OnePlus will unveil its first tablet in under two weeks. In the meantime, render images from a reliable source have shown what the so-called OnePlus Pad could look like. The same leak reveals a few specifications too, as well as the tablet's large single rear-facing camera.
Apple Watch Series X or Watch X rumoured to replace Watch Series 8 instead of Watch Series 9
Reputedly, Apple may skip the Watch Series 9. In its place is rumoured to be the Watch Series X or Watch X, a smartwatch that will celebrate ten Apple Watch generations. Major hardware changes may not be due until 2024, though.
Garmin brings dozens of new features to Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2 and Marq 2 series smartwatches with latest beta software updates
Garmin has updated a host of recent smartwatches to new beta software builds ahead of stable rollouts. Enduro 2, Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Marq 2 series are now receiving Beta version 11.22, which follows hot on the heels of Beta version 11.21.
LG Gram 17 (2022) discounted by over US$450 with 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB SSD
Amazon US has discounted the LG Gram 17 (2022), a machine that is also known as Gram 17Z90Q. Typically, LG charges US$1,799.99 for the 17-inch and Intel Alder Lake-powered laptop, but Amazon US has dropped its price by 26%, a saving that takes over US$450 off its list price.
Doogee V Max: Rugged outdoor smartphone now available with pre-order bonuses and launch discounts
The Doogee V Max is now available to order. Launching in three colours, the V Max features a mid-range MediaTek chipset and is IP69K certified. While the V Max retails for US$749.99, Doogee is selling it at a US$190 discount for US$459.99. The company will also include a complimentary smartwatch or AJ01 Bluetooth glasses for those who order the Doogee V Max before February 12.
Apple Mac mini teardowns reveal larger heatsink for Apple M2 Pro configurations and SSD changes
The new Mac mini may stay true to its 2010 roots, but Apple has updated its internals with Apple M2 and Apple M2 Pro chipsets. While there are some internal changes, the latest Mac mini also looks remarkably similar from the inside.
FCC outlines specifications for Xiaomi POCO F5 series smartphone ahead of North American release
Xiaomi has certified a member of the POCO F5 series with the FCC, indicating its intentions to sell the device in North America. Seemingly the POCO F5 or POCO F5 Pro, the device will be available with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, plus an unnamed Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. The 23013PC75G will not feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, though.
Crucial X6 portable SSDs receive up to 47% discounts
Amazon US has shaved nearly 50% off Crucial X6 series SSDs. Available in 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB capacities, the Crucial X6 series offers up to 800 MB/s read speeds, measures just 69 x 64 x 11 mm and weighs under 40 g.
Anker NEBULA Mars II Pro: Portable projector gets 22% and US$120 discount
Amazon US and NEBULA have included the Anker NEBULA Mars II Pro in their latest round of discounts. The NEBULA Mars II Pro can be used as a battery-operated projector or plugged in and can create up to 100-inch projections. Currently, Amazon US and NEBULA have discounted the NEBULA Mars II Pro by 22%, reducing the projector by US$120.
OnePlus 11: European pricing and new storage configuration leak as Amazon US confirms North American hardware difference and pre-order date
OnePlus 11 pricing has leaked for the Eurozone. The handset will soon be available in two storage variants, but an ongoing patent dispute between OnePlus and Nokia will prevent the OnePlus 11 from being sold in Germany. Amazon US has confirmed a specification change for North American models too, as well as when pre-orders will open.
GuliKit Hall Effect joystick upgrade kit said to eliminate Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift
Nearly six years have passed since Nintendo revealed the Switch. While the console has remained a household favourite since its introduction, Nintendo has done little combat Joy-Con drift, an infamous issue with the device's controller joysticks. Instead, a third-party manufacturer has released an upgrade kit that allows people to upgrade their Joy-Con controllers to Hall Effect joysticks.
Beelink SEi12 deal takes over 25% off Intel Core i5-1235U mini-PC with 500 GB SSD and 16 GB RAM
Amazon US has discounted the Beelink SEi12, a mini-PC equipped with an Intel Core i5-1235U processor, a 500 GB SSD and 16 GB of dual-channel RAM. Typically, Beelink sells the SEi12 for over US$500 with pre-installed storage and RAM, but Amazon US' deal drops its price below US$400.
LG UltraGear 48GQ900: 4K and 120 Hz OLED gaming monitor gets over US$600 and 40% discount
Amazon US and LG have reduced the UltraGear 48GQ900, the latter's flagship OLED gaming monitor. The UltraGear 48GQ900 has a 47.5-inch OLED panel that resolves at 4K, up to 138 Hz and has three HDMI 2.1 ports, among other features.
Abxylute: New Android gaming handheld showcased before US$200 crowdfunding campaign
The Abxylute will be another 7-inch Android gaming handheld. Apparently launching later this quarter for US$200, the Abxylute will look to take on the likes of the Logitech G Cloud as a cloud gaming-first device.
Apple releases iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, macOS Ventura 13.2 and watchOS 9.3
Apple has released new major updates for various iPhone, iPad, Mac and Watch Series devices. The new updates introduce several new features, as well as new wallpapers and watch faces, among other things. Apple is distributing iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, macOS Ventura 13.2 and watchOS 9.3 now as OTA updates.
Motorola Moto E13 previewed with Android 13 (Go Edition) in three colours
Motorola has announced the Moto E13, a cheaper option to the also new Moto G13, Moto G23, Moto G53 and Moto G73. The Moto E13 features the same chipset as the Moto E32, as well as a 5,000 mAh battery and Android 13 (Go Edition), among other things.
Motorola introduces Moto G13, Moto G23, Moto G53 and Moto G73 smartphones
Motorola has presented four new smartphones under the Moto G series. The Moto G13, Moto G23, Moto G53 and Moto G73 are all orderable now in the Eurozone. Motorola intends to offer the four smartphones in select Asian and Latin American countries, too.
Beelink SEi12 Pro: Mini-PC now orderable with Intel Core i5-1240P or Core i7-1260P processors
Beelink has now started selling the SEi12 Pro mini-PC series directly. Also available through Amazon, the SEi12 Pro features the Core i5-1240P or Core i7-1260P, plus up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, PCIe 4.0 storage and plenty of ports.
Samsung Display confirms 16-inch display specifications for Galaxy Book3 series before Galaxy Unpacked event
Samsung is finally moving its laptop series onto 16:10 displays. According to Samsung Display, some Galaxy Book3 series machines will offer the world's first OCTA panel for laptops, which will combine an AMOLED touchscreen display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 3K native resolution.
Retailer reveals Garmin Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 prices with a few details in tow
A leaker has discovered early retailer listings for the Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965, a pair of next-generation Garmin smartwatches. Not only has the retailer revealed some details about both smartwatches, but it has outlined launch prices, too.
Samsung Galaxy M54 leaks with design changes compared to Galaxy M53
Press images of the Samsung Galaxy M54 have leaked online ahead of the device's official launch. Sporting a different design to the Galaxy M53, the Galaxy M54 is expected to land shortly after Samsung presents the Galaxy S23 series.
Motorola Moto G13: Pricing and specifications emerge for upcoming mid-range model
Pricing and specifications have leaked for the Moto G13, another upcoming Moto Gx3 series smartphone. The Moto G13 will match the Moto G23 in many areas, albeit for an alleged 25% lower starting price.
Motorola Moto G23 leaks in three colours with 50 MP triple camera and €199 launch price
Leaks have highlighted the Moto G23, one of Motorola's forthcoming mid-range smartphones for 2023. Reputedly, the Motorola Moto G23 will be available in three colourways, all from €199 with 128 GB of storage. Other specifications have leaked too, including the device's SoC.
Premium Samsung TVs discounted by up to 40% and US$1,800
Amazon US has decided to slash prices for recent premium Samsung Smart TVs. The retailer has included the LS03B, Q80B, QN85B, QN90B, and S95B, with discounts ranging from a few hundred dollars to 40% of the Smart TV's list price.
MIUI 14: Xiaomi 12 starts receiving Android 13 update through Mi Pilot program
Xiaomi has begun distributing MIUI 14 to the Xiaomi 12, having already made the Xiaomi 12 Lite eligible for the Android 13-based update. With promised design and performance improvements, MIUI 14 should be a breath of fresh air for devices released with MIUI 13. MIUI 14 eligibility should soon expand to the Redmi K50 series, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12S series and Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, too.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4: Details of alleged Apple M series rival leak
A new leak has highlighted details about what Qualcomm’s first true answer could be to the Apple M1 and Apple M2 series. Equipped with 12 CPU cores and the GPU from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 should be significantly more powerful than the current crop of SoCs offered in Windows On-ARM laptops.
TicWatch Pro 5: Render of next-generation smartwatch surfaces in Mobvoi app code
A next-generation TicWatch Pro smartwatch is nearing release. Launching later this year with the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 chipset, the TicWatch Pro 5 will also contain a digital crown as Mobvoi looks to update the looks of the TicWatch Pro series. The TicWatch Pro 5 will be one of the first smartwatches to launch with Wear OS 3, too.
MSI Cubi 5 12M now selling from US$449 with choice of Intel Alder Lake-U series processors
MSI and its retail partners have started selling the Cubi 5 12M, an Intel Alder Lake-U series based mini-PC. The MSI Cubi 5 12M starts at US$449 and rises to US$929 for its most expensive configuration.
Beelink GTR5: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mini-PC nets 25% discount with 32 GB of RAM and 500 GB SSD
The Beelink GTR5 has dropped below US$600 with 32 GB of RAM and 500 GB of M.2 2280 storage. Also equipped with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX APU, the Beelink GTR5 is a particularly potent mini-PC, particularly with a 25% discount.
Anker Nebula Cosmos: DLP laser projectors receive hefty discounts with up to in US$700 savings
Anker has discounted its Nebula Cosmos series of DLP projectors. Available on Amazon from US$500 to US$700 reductions, the pair can create between 60-inch and 150-inch projections while running Android TV 10.0.
LG Gram 16T90Q: 2022 model discounted by over 30%
Amazon US has reduced the price of the LG Gram 16T90Q, a 16-inch 2-in-1 laptop that LG released last year. Currently available at a 33% discount, the model combines a 2.5K display with an Intel Core i7-1260P processor, 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a 2 TB SSD.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU first impressions pit flagship graphics card against GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU has been compared against the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, highlighting the difference between the two graphics cards. While the GeForce RTX 4090 offers a health performance uplift in most cases, DLSS 3 technology also does plenty of heavy lifting to help NVIDIA's latest flagship laptop GPU.
Google Stadia Controller: Bluetooth software utility arrives for limited time
Google is now allowing people to enable Bluetooth on their Google Stadia Controllers. Unfortunately, there are a few catches, including a time limit for updating your Google Stadia Controllers.
Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W: Evnia 5000 series monitor launching soon with 1000R curvature and 240 Hz refresh rate
Philips is finally ready to start selling the Evnia 27M2C5500W, one of its first Evnia series gaming monitors. The Evnia 27M2C5500W outputs natively at 2.5K and 240 Hz with 1 ms response times, among other features.
Samsung announces new features for Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 models
Samsung has revealed plans to further improve functionality across the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 series. Soon, the Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro will be able to monitor and control devices via the Samsung SmartThings ecosystem, including Nest and Ring doorbells.
Xiaomi POCO X5 rears its head in leaked hands-on photos with Indian international cricketer
The POCO X5 is moving closer to release, with the upcoming handset seen being used by an Indian international cricketer. Due for release in multiple markets, the POCO X5 is expected to be a re-branded Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition with a Snapdragon 778G chipset, a 120 Hz OLED display and three rear-facing cameras, among other features.
AYA NEO Pocket AIR: AYA NEO previews first Android gaming handheld with 5.5-inch OLED display
AYA NEO has showcased the Pocket AIR, its first Android-based gaming handheld. Available later this year, the Pocket AIR will feature a 5.5-inch OLED display and an ARM-based chipset, among other features.
AYA NEO AIR Plus: AMD Ryzen 5 7520U and Ryzen 7 6800U models announced but Intel Pentium Gold 8505 edition canned for upcoming gaming handheld series
AYA NEO has updated the processors its plans to offer for the AIR Plus gaming handheld series. While the Intel Core i3-1215U remains, AYA NEO appears to have stopped developing a Pentium Gold 8505 version. Instead, AYA NEO will offer two AMD APU options, with the Ryzen 5 7520U and Ryzen 7 6800U representing the Mendocino and Rembrandt architecture.
AYA NEO SLIDE: Manufacturer updates hardware with mystery AMD Ryzen 7000 APU after missing Q4 2022 release window
AYA NEO has refreshed the SLIDE, a Windows gaming handheld that it announced nearly a year ago. Initially presented with the Ryzen 7 6800U, the AYA NEO SLIDE will eventually come to market with a Ryzen 7000 APU instead. The gaming handheld will also contain a 6-inch display and a physical keyboard, among other features.
HomePod vs HomePod 2: Apple's latest large speaker does not contain upgrades in all areas
Apple's surprise launches this week keep coming, with the company having already introduced new MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16 and Mac mini models this week. The trio are now joined by the HomePod 2, which Apple claims offers 'breakthrough sound'. The HomePod 2 does not necessarily contain upgrades over the original HomePod across the board, though.
CES 2023 Samsung Display prototype may show what is to come for Galaxy Z Fold5 or future Samsung foldables
A recent rumour of Samsung showing a new prototype foldable smartphone during CES 2023 has fired up speculation about the state of the Galaxy Z Fold5. Sadly, the prototype shown is actually the Flex In N Out, a work of Samsung Display, not the Samsung Galaxy division.
HP X27q: 27-inch, 2.5K and 165 Hz gaming monitor discounted by 30%
Amazon US has reduced the HP X27q, a 27-inch IPS gaming monitor with a 2.5K native resolution and 165 Hz refresh rate. Currently available at a 30% discount, the HP X27q also offers 400 nits peak brightness, an adjustable stand and a choice of DisplayPort or HDMI ports.
ASUS Zenfone 8, ASUS 8z and Zenfone 8 Flip now eligible for Android 13 updates
ASUS has released Android 13 updates for its last-generation flagship smartphones. Available to download now as an OTA or a full update package, WW-33.0210.0210.210 brings the Zenfone 8, ASUS 8z and the Zenfone 8 Flip up from Android 12 in what could be their final major OS update.
Samsung rolls out promised Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro updates with additional functionality
Samsung has released new updates for the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro. Not yet available to the Galaxy Watch4 or Galaxy Watch4 Classic, the updates bring previously promised features, plus a new device diagnostics tool for the Galaxy Buds2 Pro and Galaxy Watch5 series.
Apple HomePod: Second-generation model to launch soon with lower price tag
Allegedly, the launch of a second-generation HomePod is imminent. According to a typically well-informed source, the revived HomePod will be available with hardware upgrades and a cheaper launch price.
Oppo Find N2 Flip: Global model discovered on Geekbench with MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chipset and 8 GB of RAM
The Oppo Find N2 Flip is edging towards a global release. Having recently received several global certifications, the device has now surfaced on Geekbench. The global version of the Find N2 Flip will still be available with a powerful chipset, with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ on hand to deliver flagship performance.
Apple upgrades 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Apple M2 Pro and Apple M2 Max chipsets
Apple has upgraded its flagship pair of laptops. The MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 are now available with the M2 Pro and M2 Max, which add HDMI 2.1, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and slightly better battery life, among other minor changes.
Apple Mac mini receives Apple M2 and M2 Pro chipsets with quad Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
Apple has refreshed the Mac mini. Now based on the Apple M2 generation, the Mac mini comes with up to the Apple M2 Pro that also offers four Thunderbolt 4 ports. Other upgrades include Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
Google Stadia Controller to receive Bluetooth connectivity support with future update
Google has outlined plans to update the Stadia Controller. Soon, the controller will be able to connect to devices via Bluetooth, rather than only using a wired connection outside the Google Stadia ecosystem.
Google Pixel Fold: Dummy unit highlights ultra-thin design of Google's first foldable smartphone
A hands-on video has shown what to expect from the Pixel Fold and many of its important features. Google's first foldable smartphone bears a closer resemblance to the Oppo Find N and Find N2 than the Galaxy Z Fold4, with a more compact design and no gap when the device is folded shut.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Go and Galaxy Book2 Go 5G launched
Samsung has announced pricing and availability for the Galaxy Book2 Go series. Offered as the Galaxy Book2 Go and the Galaxy Book2 Go 5G, the laptop series comes with a 14-inch IPS display, a Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 3 chipset and a 42.3 Wh battery, among other features. The Galaxy Book2 Go series starts at £449 and will be available later this month.
Google found to be developing Apple AirTag competitor with UWB chip and built-in speaker
Google is apparently developing an Apple AirTag alternative under its Nest brand. Codenamed 'Grogu', the tag will support Bluetooth Low Energy, Google Fast Pair and ultra-wideband connectivity for maximum coverage.
Crucial MX500 SSD price drop cuts at least a third off even 4 TB model
Amazon has reduced the prices of Crucial MX500 SSDs. All based on the 2.5-inch form factor, the Crucial MX500 series comes with 5 years of limited manufacturer's warranty, plus 510 MB/s sequential write and 560 MB/s sequential read speeds.
OnePlus 11R: Launch window leaks as reference spotted on OnePlus website
OnePlus is edging closer to releasing the OnePlus 11R. Reputedly due after OnePlus introduces the OnePlus 11 globally, the OnePlus 11R could well be more of a budget flagship smartphone thanks to its Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset.
Samsung 980 Pro: Save up to 53% in new PCIe 4.0 SSD deals
Amazon US has reduced the Samsung 980 Pro, a blisteringly fast SSD that utilises PCIe 4.0 to deliver up to 7,000 MB/s sequential read speeds. Fast enough to be used in a Sony PlayStation 5, the Samsung 980 Pro can be picked up for between a 43% and 53% discount, depending on the capacity chosen.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: Mid-range smartphone drops below US$300 with over US$200 discount
The Galaxy A53 5G can now be purchased for US$299, down from its US$449.99 retail price. The Galaxy A53 5G combines a 120 Hz AMOLED display, an Exynos 1280 chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Save US$250 on Roborock Q7+ robot vacuum with Auto-Empty Dock Pure
Amazon has reduced the Roborock Q7+, a robot vacuum bundled with an Auto-Empty Dock Pure. Currently available at over a 30% discount, the Roborock Q7+ offers 2,700 Pa of suction power, LiDAR 3D mapping and custom cleaning routines, among other features.
Acer Nitro XV5: New gaming monitor series showcased with 200 Hz refresh rates
Acer has introduced the Nitro XV5, a gaming monitor series that will combine modern connectivity standards with fast and high-resolution panels. The Nitro XV5 series will launch within the next few months with 200 Hz refresh rates and HDMI 2.1 ports, among other ports.
Sony Bravia KD-65X80K down to US$699.99 with US$300 discount
Retailers continue to cut the price of recent Sony Bravia LED Smart TVs. Currently, Amazon US and Sony have slashed US$300 off the KD-65X80K, a Bravia X80K series TV. While the KD-65X80K has a 4K native resolution, it only has a 60 Hz refresh rate.
OnePlus 10T receives US$100 discount across all memory configurations and colourways
The OnePlus 10T may still be the company's latest flagship outside China, but Amazon US has discounted the smartphone anyway. With US$100 reductions across all SKUs, the OnePlus 10T can now be picked up for as little as US$549.99 in Jade Green or Moonstone Black colourways.
Samsung Display to move into MicroLED panel commercialisation for future smartwatch generations
Samsung Display is moving into MicroLED panel production for smartwatches. Currently limited to high-end TVs, MicroLED panels offer superior brightness and contrast ratio values than conventional AMOLED panels while consuming less power to boot.
Sony Bravia X90K: 65-inch LED Smart TV falls below US$1,000 as it receives 33% discount
The Sony XR-65X90K is available at a steep discount through Amazon and Sony in the US. Originally priced at over US$1,500, the LED Smart TV can now be picked up for US$998 with free delivery. The Bravia X90K series model offers HDMI 2.1 connectivity, 120 Hz gameplay and a native 4K resolution, among other features.
LG UltraGear 25GR75FG previewed as League of Legends EMEA Championship 2023 gaming monitor with 360 Hz refresh rate
LG has announced the UltraGear 25GR75FG, its latest IPS-based gaming monitor. Equipped with a 24.5-inch and 1080p panel, the UltraGear 25GR75FG also delivers a fast refresh rate, low response times and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification, among other features.
OnePlus 10 Pro deal cuts price of recent flagship by 25% in Emerald Forest and Volcanic Black colourways
Amazon US is running an offer on the OnePlus 10 Pro, which will remain OnePlus' most recent 'Pro' smartphone throughout 2023. Offered at a 25% discount, the OnePlus 10 Pro is currently just US$50 more expensive than the OnePlus 10T, despite its various hardware advantages over its newer sibling.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 to receive innovative features with latest updates
Samsung has outlined new features headed to the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4, plus the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 series. The new features should start arriving early next week, with others due in February.
OnePlus 11: Early global model benchmark results highlight below-par multi-core performance
The OnePlus 11 is moving closer to a global release, with the device expected to launch outside China next month. In the meantime, early benchmark results show the OnePlus 11 is unable to maximise the multi-core potential of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The same benchmark results confirm that 16 GB of RAM SKUs should be available globally, too.
FiiO M11S: Digital audio player launches with Android 10 and Snapdragon 660 SoC
The FiiO M11S is now available to order. Equipped with a Snapdragon 660 chipset and a 5,300 mAh battery, the FiiO M11S supports high-fidelity Bluetooth and wired audio options, plus Apple AirPlay and DLNA technologies, among other features.
Motorola ThinkPhone: European pricing and release window leaks for business orientated smartphone
The ThinkPhone is rumoured to be only a few weeks away from release. Unveiled during CES 2023, the ThinkPhone is said to be available in one configuration but for even more than the recent Edge 30 Ultra.
Intel NUC 11: Save a third on selected Core i5-1135G7 SKUs in Amazon discount deals
Amazon has discounted the Intel NUC 11 with a Core i5-1135G7 processor. Available at up to a 33% discount, the NUC 11 has numerous ports, the same iGPU as its successor and a 28 W processor.
MINISFORUM Neptune HX99G arrives with AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX APU from US$839
MINISFORUM is now offering the Neptune HX99G outside Japan. Starting at US$839 as a barebones unit, the mini-PC ships with the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and Radeon 680M, regardless of the configuration chosen.
Garmin Vivomove Trend: Design, specifications and European price leak for upcoming hybrid smartwatch
Numerous marketing images of a future Garmin hybrid smartwatch have emerged online. Supposedly called the Vivomove Trend, the leak showcases the device's design, several features and even an idea of its launch price.
Samsung Galaxy A14 5G: New smartphone orderable in US but only in one colour option and memory configuration
Samsung has started selling the Galaxy A14 5G, starting in the US. While the company showcased the handset in multiple colours, it has decided to bring it to market in the plainest option of the four shown. There is only one memory configuration on offer too.
New Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus leak showcases launch colours before February 1 launch event
The Galaxy S23 Plus can now be viewed from practically all sides, courtesy of a new leak. The Galaxy S23 Plus will debut at the start of next month alongside the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Ultra and at least the Galaxy Book3.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Leaked official photos outline design changes and launch colours
Official images of the Galaxy S23 Ultra have surfaced online, just over two weeks before Samsung presents the Galaxy S23 series. Not only does the leak showcase what the Galaxy S23 Ultra looks like, but it also offers insights into its launch colours and how it differs from the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
ASUS TUF Gaming F15 receives 14% discount on Amazon
Amazon has reduced a popular ASUS TUF Gaming F15 configuration, taking the machine below US$1,000. The TUF Gaming F15 combines a Core i7-11800H with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, plus a 90 Wh battery and a 15.6-inch display.
ASUS VivoBook Pro 16X OLED deal takes 24% off AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti model
Amazon has knocked almost a quarter off a recent VivoBook Pro 16X OLED model. Offered with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H for US$1,099.99, the laptop also has an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, a high-resolution OLED display and a 96 Wh battery, among other features.
Acer Aspire 3: Intel Alder Lake-N models now available in 14-inch and 15.6-inch sizes
Acer has started selling updated versions of the Aspire 3. Now available with Intel Alder Lake-N processors, the Aspire 3 comes in 14-inch and 15.6-inch variants, both with LPDDR5 RAM and 3-cell Li-Polymer batteries. The new Aspire 3 series starts at US$479.99, or US$499.99 for the 15.6-inch version.
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G: Geekbench appearances confirm performance upgrades and no Exynos chipset
Apparently, Samsung is preparing to dispense with in-house Exynos chipset on its mid-range smartphones, not just the upcoming Galaxy S23 series. Based on several Geekbench listings, the forthcoming Galaxy A34 5G will arrive later this year with the MediaTek Dimensity 1080, plus at least 6 GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S23: Official press images and specifications leak of Galaxy Unpacked event
It may have taken a while, but official images of the Galaxy S23 have leaked online. Sourced by a reliable leaker, the images show not only the upcoming smartphone's design, but also its four launch colours. The leaker also outlines a couple of Galaxy S23 specifications.
LG G3 OLED: LG promises 22% less power consumption from OLED Meta panels with 30% wider viewing angles and 2,100 nits peak brightness
LG Display has confirmed more details about its next-generation OLED panels. Soon to be available in the LG G3 OLED, LG Display's 'OLED Meta' panels should provide superior brightness than their predecessors, with up to 2,100 nits peak luminosity quoted. LG Display claims that its new displays also offer wider viewing angles while consuming less power too.
ONEMIX 4S finally launches as One Netbook 4S with Intel Core i3-1210U and Core i7-1250U processors
One-netbook is selling another mini laptop globally. Previously called the ONEMIX 4S, the One Netbook 4S offers Intel Alder Lake-U series processors with a 10.1-inch display, 16 GB of RAM and a compact keyboard. The One Netbook 4S has a 2.5K native resolution and a 38.5 Wh battery, among other features.
Sony NW-A306 Walkman: New portable audio player announced shortly before global release
Sony has presented the NW-A306 globally. Equipped with a small display, the NW-A306 will be the cheaper alternative to the NW-ZX707 that the company also announced today. The Sony NW-A306 Walkman will be available later this month in Europe, Japan and the UK.
Sony NW-ZX707 previewed ahead of release with high-end components running Android 12
Sony has presented the NW-ZX707, a premium Walkman that offers up to 25 hours of battery life. The Sony NW-ZX707 will be available first in Japan and ships with Android 12, plus 64 GB of storage and a 720p display.
Philips 40B1U5601H: Professional ultra-wide monitor presented as alternative to Philips 40B1U5600
Philips has announced the 40B1U5601H, a counterpart to the 40B1U5600 that the company already sells. While both feature 40-inch displays, the Philips 40B1U5601H has a 5 MP webcam that can be used for video calls and biometric authentication via Windows Hello. The Philips 40B1U5600 has a brighter display than the Philips 40B1U5601H, though.
Xiaomi starts selling Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus in India
Xiaomi has started selling the Redmi Note 12 trio in India roughly a week after unveiling the devices. Currently available through multiple retailers, the Redmi Note 12 series starts at INR 17,999 (~US$220) for the regular Redmi Note 12. Prices rise to INR 32,999 (~US$405) for the premier Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus configuration, though.
ASUS Chromebook CM14 and Chromebook CM14 Flip unveiled with MediaTek chipsets
ASUS has presented the Chromebook CM14 series, which consists of the Chromebook CM14 and Chromebook CM14 Flip. Both powered by the MediaTek Kompanio 520 chipset, the pair also have a 14-inch displays and numerous ports, among other features.
Huawei rolls out January 2023 software updates for Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2 Pro smartwatches
Huawei has provided the Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2 Pro with new software updates. Rolling out as firmware versions 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199, respectively, the updates are said to improve system security but no new features to speak of.
Nothing Phone (1) arrives in US for US$299 with caveats
Nothing has brought the Nothing Phone (1) to North America. While the smartphone is available for a mere US$299, there are some caveats that you should be aware of before picking up Nothing's first smartphone.
Samsung India teases new Galaxy A series smartphone with 120 Hz display and 2 days battery life
Samsung is poised to release another Galaxy A series smartphone. Seemingly a different version of the Galaxy A14, the handset will feature a 120 Hz display and up to 2 days of battery life. The next Galaxy A series smartphone will arrive on January 18.
Microsoft Surface Duo 3 scrapped with other foldable and non-foldable Surface smartphones now in development
According to a new report, Microsoft has ceased developing a Surface Duo 2 successor. While the design of the Surface Duo 3 had been finalised, Microsoft has now moved away from the dual-screen format of the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2. Instead, it seems that Microsoft is headed down the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Oppo Find N2 route. A conventional candybar smartphone could be in the offing, too.
POCO C55 to launch globally alongside Xiaomi Redmi 12C
Reputedly, Xiaomi is planning to bring the Redmi 12C and POCO C55 to global audiences, despite the latter being a re-brand of the former. The POCO C55 should offer the same hardware as the Redmi 12C but without NFC capabilities.
Lenovo Legion Play: Prototypes selling for near US$160 with Snapdragon 888 and 7-inch display
Lenovo may have cancelled the Legion Play, but prototypes are selling in China. The leak confirms Lenovo Legion Play specifications and that prototype units were in a near retail state.
Google Pixel Watch receives January 2023 update with third-party watch face fix
Google is now rolling out the first update of 2023 for the Pixel Watch. While this month's update focuses on security improvements, it also addresses a bug that affected third-party watch faces. The update should be available now as RWD9.220429.073.
DIZO Watch D Pro and Watch D Ultra smartwatches arrive with oversized displays
DIZO is now selling two new Watch D smartwatches, building on the Watch D Plus. Billed as the Watch D Pro and the Watch D Ultra, the pair are available in the same colourways but with different feature sets.
MSI G321Q unveiled with high refresh rate, WQHD resolution and NVIDIA G-SYNC
The MSI G321Q is one of the company's latest gaming monitors. Revealed alongside the MAG321QR-QD, the MSI G321Q has a 32-inch IPS display, a 1080p native resolution and a 170 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
Xiaomi 13 Lite spotted as re-styled Xiaomi CIVI 2 with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC
It looks like Xiaomi is preparing to expand the Xiaomi 13 series with another model. Based on a recent Google Play Console listing, Xiaomi has created the Xiaomi 13 Lite, although the company already sells the device by a different name in China.
MSI Cubi N ADL: Palm-sized mini-PC showcased with Intel Alder Lake-N processors
MSI has revealed the Cubi N ADL, one of its latest compact and low-powered mini-PCs. Offered with Intel Alder Lake-N processors, the MSI Cubi N ADL measures just 124 x 124 x 53.7 mm but contains nearly a dozen ports and expandable storage, among other features.
MSI MAG321QR-QD: 32-inch IPS gaming monitor announced with 170 Hz overclocked refresh rate
MSI has presented the MAG321QR-QD, a 32-inch and 1440p gaming monitor that also has a 170 Hz refresh rate. Offered with a USB hub, the MAG321QR-QD supports MSI's new console mode and is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified.
Xiaomi confirms MWC 2023 showcase as Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13S Ultra global launch rumours circulate
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be attending MWC 2023 between February 27 and March 2, having skipped CES 2023 in Las Vegas. Billed as an opportunity to 'experience new Xiaomi technology', rumours suggest that Xiaomi will leverage MWC 2023 to bring not only the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro to global audiences, but also the Xiaomi 13S Ultra.
Xiaomi opens Global MIUI 14 beta program for Xiaomi 12 Lite
Xiaomi is now recruiting beta testers who want to try MIUI 14 early. Available on the Xiaomi 12 Lite, MIUI 14 Beta is open to devices enrolled on MIUI's Global and Indian branches. The update is based on Android 13 and should contain several changes from the MIUI 13 with which the Xiaomi 12 Lite ships.
Samsung teases 2023 Neo QLED Smart TVs with Auto HDR Remastering and 14-bit processing
Samsung has showcased its 2023 set of Neo QLED Smart TVs. Due to be released later this year with 4K and 8K resolutions, the next-generation models will support numerous features including Auto HDR Remastering and on-board SmartThings connectivity for compatibility with Matter, Thread and Zigbee devices.
Banana Pi starts selling BPI-CM4 SoM with 4 GB RAM and 16 GB storage
Banana Pi has finally brought the BPI-CM4 to market nearly a year after the SoM's debut. Equipped with the Amlogic A311D chipset and 4 GB of RAM, the BPI-CM4 is Banana Pi's answer to the Raspberry Pi CM4, for which the company has included compatible 100-pin connectors, among other features.
HP E45c G5 showcased with huge curved panel, DQHD resolution and 165 Hz refresh rate
HP has announced the E45c G5, a 44.5-inch VA monitor with a 165 Hz refresh rate and a DQHD resolution. HP has also outlined the monitor's launch price but has not been forthcoming about a release date for the time being.
Samsung SmartThings Station revealed with Matter support and built-in Qi wireless charger
Samsung has returned to the idea of a dedicated smart home hub, having pulled the SmartThings Hub. In its place is the SmartThings Station, a compact device that is compatible with the Matter home networking protocol. For some reason, Samsung has included a 15 W wireless charging pad within the SmartThings Station too.
ASUS ExpertCenter PN42 revealed with Intel Processor N100 and Intel Processor N200 options
The ExpertCenter PN42 is a low-powered set of mini-PCs. Based on Intel's new Alder Lake-N processors, the ExpertCenter PN42 will be available later this quarter with a compact chassis and plenty of ports, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5: New rumour points to thicker and heavier foldable with S Pen slot and improved cameras
New information about what to expect from this year's Galaxy Z Fold has emerged online, likely seven months before Samsung reveals the device. If true, it would mean that Samsung has opted to make the Galaxy Z Fold5 being thicker and heavier than the current Galaxy Z Fold4, among other changes.
ASUS Chromebox 5: Intel Alder Lake-based mini-PCs revealed with built-in Qi wireless charging pads
ASUS has announced the Chromebox 5, a mini-PC series based on Intel Alder Lake processors. Due to be released by the end of Q1 2023 from US$400, the Chromebox 5 should be significantly more powerful than its predecessors while maintaining their compact form factors.
Dell showcases Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor (AW2524H) before Chinese and North American launches
Dell has unveiled the Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor (AW2524H), a 24.5-inch Fast IPS monitor that outputs at up to 500 Hz. The AW2524H will do battle with the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP, which ASUS claims can reach 540 Hz. Dell will start selling the Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor internationally by the end of this quarter.
BenQ GP500: DLP 4K projector previewed ahead of US release
BenQ has showcased the GP500, a DLP projector that can create 150-inch images while resolving at 4K. The projector will be available first in the US, where it will launch for US$1,799.
ViewSonic VX2722-4K-OLED: 27-inch professional monitor unveiled with excellent colour accuracy and modern connectivity
ViewSonic has unveiled the VX2722-4K-OLED, another professional monitor by the company. Equipped with a 27-inch panel sourced from JOLED, the VX2722-4K-OLED measures 27-inches across, outputs at 4K and is VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black certified. ViewSonic has included plenty of ports too, including a USB Type-C port that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode and USB Power Delivery.
Google rolls out January 2023 update to Pixel smartphones with improved fingerprint sensor recognition and Spatial Audio support
Google is now issuing its January 2023 round of updates for recent Pixel smartphones. While this month's patch is available from the Pixel 4a onwards, it mainly brings improvements to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Roku presents cheap Smart TVs and OLED Reference Design
Roku may be best known for its streaming sticks these days, but it also supplies Roku OS to the likes of Philips and TCL. However, Roku has now entered the Smart TV market with the Roku Select Plus Series. Ranging from a mere 24-inches to 75-inches, the Roku Plus Series starts at US$119. The company has announced an OLED Reference Design TV too.
Citizen CZ Smart smartwatches refreshed with new hardware and designs
Citizen has introduced a new generation of CZ Smart smartwatches. Now running Wear OS 3, the CZ Smart relies on the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chipset and a 1.29-inch AMOLED display, among other features. The new series of CZ Smart smartwatches will be available in March from US$350.
Google releases new Android Auto with revised design, digital car key support and integrated WhatsApp calls
Google has started rolling out a new version of Android Auto, originally codenamed Coolwalk. Announced last year at Google I/O 2022, the update brings several new features to the company's car entertainment interface, as well as a UI overhaul.
ASRock introduces NUC BOX mini-PCs based on 13th Gen Intel Core processors
ASRock has revealed the NUC 1300 BOX and NUCS 1300 BOX, a pair of mini-PCs based on Intel's new Raptor Lake processors. Offered with DDR4 or DDR5 RAM depending on the model chosen, the mini-PCs also have different ports, among other minor changes.
MINISFORUM Venus UM773 announced with AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS APU
MINISFORUM has unveiled the Venus UM773, a mini-PC based on AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs. The new Venus UM773 may actually perform worse than the Venus UM690 though, with which it also shares its design and I/O.
MSI Cubi 5 12M: New mini-PC series exhibited with 0.7 litre chassis and Intel Alder Lake-U processors
MSI has showcased new Cubi 5 12M mini-PCs. Based on Intel's Alder Lake-U series platform, the updated Cubi 5 12M series offers Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet connection and M.2 storage within a 0.7-litre chassis. All MSI Cubi 5 12M models ship with twin SO-DIMM RAM slots too, and will be available in two colours.
LG Signature OLED M3: 97-inch wireless Smart TV debuts with 4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate
LG has introduced the Signature OLED M3, a giant Smart TV that measures 97-inches across. Not only is the LG Signature OLED M3 larger than most Smart TVs, but it can also operate wirelessly, albeit not quite in the same sense as the Displace TV that also debuted during CES 2023.
Anbernic RG35XX: 3.5-inch retro gaming handheld orderable from US$59.99 in three colours
The Anbernic RG35XX is another vertical-orientated retro gaming handheld available at a relatively affordable price. The RG35XX has a 3.5-inch display, a 2,100 mAh battery and comes in three colourways.
Roborock Dyad Pro: Improved upright vacuum cleaner debuts with app connectivity, longer battery life and revised dock
Roborock has showcased a new version of the Dyad, an upright vacuum cleaner that it launched last year. This year, Roborock has announced the Dyad Pro, a redesigned model that contains more features and a superior dock without being any more expensive than its predecessor.
Samsung Smart Monitor M8 refreshed with mouse support, new webcam, pivot functionality and a smaller display option
Samsung has updated the Smart Monitor M8, an external monitor that can also be used as a Smart TV. Initially available with a 32-inch screen size, Samsung has now introduced a 27-inch edition, among other changes. Both models ship with mouse support, a revised stand and a higher resolution webcam too.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Go previewed with 14-inch IPS display and new Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 3 chipset
Samsung has unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Book Go. Now called the Galaxy Book2 Go, the device is based around the more powerful Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 3, which also provides Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and nearly a day's battery life, among other features.
ROG Swift PG32UQXR: ASUS debuts DisplayPort 2.1 compatible gaming monitor with Mini LED backlights
ASUS has exhibited the ROG Swift PG32UQXR, a 32-inch gaming monitor with a few elements to set it apart from its contemporaries. Not only does the monitor rely on Mini LED backlights for high peak brightness, but also DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity, among other features.
ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP: World's fastest gaming monitor showcased with 540 Hz refresh rate
ASUS has debuted the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP, a monitor that builds on last year's ROG Swift 500 Hz. While the ROG Swift 500 Hz will never come to fruition, the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP delivers a peak 540 Hz refresh rate across its 24-inch E-TN panel. The ROG Swift Pro PG248QP supports NVIDIA G-SYNC too, among other features.
Roborock S8, S8 Plus and S8 Pro Ultra robot vacuums showcased with RoboDock
Roborock has introduced a trio of next-generation robot vacuums. Replacing the Roborock S7 series, the Roborock S8 series consists of the Roborock S8, Roborock S8 Plus and the Roborock S8 Pro Ultra. The Roborock S8 series will be available from March in the Eurozone and from April in the US.
Lenovo Project Chronos: Concept debuts at CES 2023 with Intel Raptor Lake processor and 7 video outputs
Lenovo has introduced Project Chronos, an Intel Raptor Lake-based machine designed to capture motion without needing a dedicated wearable. Still a concept product at this stage, Project Chronos has seven display outputs and runs Windows 10, among other features.
Lenovo Smart Paper: Global version of YOGA Paper showcased running Android 11 with 10.3-inch E-Ink display
Lenovo has announced the Smart Paper, just over a month after releasing the YOGA Paper in China. Equipped with a 10.3-inch E-Ink display, the Lenovo Smart Paper also runs Android, has 4 GB of RAM and has a large enough battery to last for up 170 hours of note-taking.
Lenovo Tab Extreme previewed ahead of summer 2023 release with flagship specifications designed to shake up stagnant Android tablet market
Lenovo has presented the Tab Extreme during its CES 2023 showcase, although the tablet will not be available until the summer in Europe. To be offered as an alternative to the iPad Pro 12.9 and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, the Lenovo Tab Extreme has a 14.5-inch and 120 Hz OLED display, plus a flagship chipset and a 12,300 mAh battery.
Lenovo Yoga AIO 9i: 32-inch AIO debuts with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 and choice of Intel Core i7-13700H or Core i9-13900H processors
Lenovo has presented the Yoga AIO 9i, a stylish all-in-one desktop powered by Intel Raptor Lake processors and an Ada Lovelace-based GPU. Launching later this year, the Yoga AIO 9i also has a 4K IPS panel that offers up to 600 nits of peak brightness, among other features.
Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 8 arrives with AMD Ryzen 5 7530U and Ryzen 7 7730U APUs
Lenovo has introduced the Yoga 6 Gen 8, a 13-inch convertible powered by AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs. The Yoga 6 Gen 8 also has a 16:10 display, a 59 Wh battery and plenty of ports considering its form factor.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Twist: Innovative convertible showcased with two displays and Intel Raptor Lake processors
The ThinkBook Plus Twist is a convertible with a difference. Not only can its 13.3-inch OLED display be used in multiple modes, but so can its secondary E-Ink display. The ThinkBook Plus Twist will be available this summer with a choice of Intel Raptor Lake U-series processors, plus up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1 TB of PCIe 4.0 storage.
Think smarter: Motorola teases ThinkPhone as business-grade upgrade for smartphone market
Motorola has teased the ThinkPhone ahead of the device's official introduction. Launching as the ThinkPhone by Motorola, the device will contain several nods to the ThinkPad family and should be available with powerful hardware like the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset.
Displace TV: Innovative OLED Smart TV exhibited with vacuum wall mount and no power cables
Displace has revealed its eponymous TV, having teased the device last month. Unexpectedly, the Displace TV is already available to pre-order on the company's website, where it can be ordered on its own or as a bundle of two or four units. The Displace TV works without any power cables and can be attached to walls without dedicated wall mounts.
Samsung ViewFinity S9: 5K monitor with Thunderbolt 4 connectivity showcased as Apple Studio Display competitor
Samsung has introduced the ViewFinity S9 as it continues to expand its ViewFinity series. The ViewFinity S9 has a 27-inch panel that operates at 5K, which should put it in contention with the Apple Studio Display and LG UltraFine 5K. The Samsung ViewFinity S9 offers Thunderbolt 4 connectivity too, among other features.
Samsung Odyssey OLED G9: 49-inch QD OLED monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate
Samsung has announced the Odyssey OLED G9 as part of its CES 2023 showcase. Unlike the Odyssey Neo G9, the Odyssey OLED G9 has a 49-inch display that relies on QD OLED technology. The curved and ultra-wide gaming monitor also operates at 1440p and 240 Hz, among other features.
ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED refreshed with Intel Raptor Lake processors, 120 Hz OLED display and more powerful NVIDIA GPU
ASUS has presented a new Zenbook 14X OLED, building on last year's Intel Alder Lake-powered model. While there is no AMD model, the Zenbook 14X OLED has received Raptor Lake processor options, as well as a more powerful NVIDIA RTX GPU.
ASUS Zenbook Pro 16X OLED: 2023 model showcased with design and hardware changes
ASUS has introduced a new version of the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED. Now offered with powerful Intel Raptor Lake processors, the new Zenbook Pro 16X OLED also has a larger trackpad than its predecessor and a 120 Hz display, among other changes.
Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip: ASUS presents 1200p and 144 Hz Chromebook with RGB keyboard
ASUS has announced the Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip, a 14-inch convertible Chromebook marketed for cloud gaming. Available later this year from €799 in the Eurozone, the Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip has a 144 Hz display and up to 10 hours of battery life, among other features.
ASUS presents ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM with 240 Hz, 1,000 nit and 2.5K display
ASUS has introduced a new 27-inch gaming monitor for those after a fast OLED panel. Announced as the ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM, the monitor combines a 240 Hz refresh rate with a 2.5K resolution and 1,000 nits of peak brightness, among other features.
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (2023) showcased with Intel Raptor Lake CPUs and NVIDIA RTX 40 series GPUs
ASUS has upgraded the ROG Flow Z13, its 13.4-inch gaming 2-in-1. Now available with up to an Intel Core i9-13900H, the ROG Flow Z13 (2023) also contains an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU and a 2.5K display with a 165 Hz refresh rate, which are all powered by a 56 Wh battery.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14: 2023 model unveiled with AMD Ryzen 9 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 hardware upgrades
ASUS has introduced the ROG Zephyrus G14 (2023), an AMD Zen 4 and RTX 40 series upgrade for the company's 14-inch gaming laptop. Offered with a choice of three displays, the new ROG Zephyrus G14 also has plenty of ports and up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, among other features.
ASUS ROG Flow X13 refreshed with powerful AMD and NVIDIA hardware combination within 13.4-inch convertible design
ASUS has showcased the ROG Flow X13 (2023), a 13.4-inch convertible that offers new AMD and NVIDIA hardware. Available later this quarter in Europe, the latest ROG Flow X13 comes with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 Zen 4 APU, an RTX 4070 GPU and a choice of two displays, among other features.
LG C3, G3 and Z3 OLED Smart TVs presented with upgraded UIs and up to 70% brighter displays
LG has introduced a trio of new OLED Smart TVs for 2023. Arriving before the LG A3 and LG B3, the LG C3, G3 and Z3 all rely on the α9 Gen6 4K AI processor and offer a new version of webOS, among other features. LG has included AMD FreeSync, NVIDIA G-SYNC and HDMI 2.1a support too.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 gaming monitor refreshed with 57-inch, 8K, Mini LED and 240 Hz panel
Samsung has announced a new version of the Odyssey Neo G9, its flagship gaming monitor. Not only has Samsung equipped the new Odyssey Neo G9 with a larger panel this time around, but it has also upgraded the Odyssey Neo G9 to an 8K resolution and a 240 Hz refresh rate, among other changes.
Leakers point to earlier than expected launch for Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra
According to new reports, Samsung has settled on a date for its next Galaxy Unpacked event, where it is expected to reveal the Galaxy S23 series. Purportedly, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra will all arrive as February rolls around, leaving just six weeks until the arrival of Samsung's next-generation flagships.
Atari ceases Atari VCS manufacturing citing losses and over 90% revenue drop
Atari is ceasing production of the Atari VCS, just 18 months into the console's lifespan. With revenues drying up and losses mounting, Atari is looking to third parties for licensing deals to plug the gap.
Raspberry Pi CEO outlines 'very ginger' approach to introducing Rasberry Pi 5 Model B
Raspberry Pi's CEO has commented on when the company will release a next-generation Raspberry Pi product. According to Eben Upton, no new Raspberry Pi products will be released next year, with the Raspberry Pi 5 Model B shelved until 2024 at the earliest.
Motorola ThinkPhone: Leakers reveal more details and high-quality renders
Evan Blass has leaked more renders for the ThinkPhone, a ThinkPad-inspired smartphone that Lenovo will sell through Motorola. The ThinkPhone is expected to be available with up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage too, among other features.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra to launch with periscope camera that 'will shock everyone'
According to new reports, Xiaomi is planning to equip the Xiaomi 13 Ultra with a showstopping periscope camera. Possibly even outperforming the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Ultra in this regard, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is also rumoured to contain up masses of LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 flash storage.
Apple iPhone SE 4: Analyst claims 2024 postponement or cancellation of iPhone SE 2023
According to a new report, Apple has put a next-generation iPhone SE on ice. Potentially postponed until 2024 or cancelled entirely, the iPhone SE 4 or iPhone SE 2023 was thought to mimic the iPhone XR, but with an A15 Bionic chipset instead of the A12 Bionic.
Samsung Dragon Knight G7: New 32-inch, 4K and 144 Hz gaming monitor launches with Tizen OS
Samsung has started selling the Dragon Knight G7 in China, where the device is available for CNY 4,999 (~US$717). Sharing design cues with Samsung's Odyssey gaming monitor series, the Dragon Knight G7 contains a 32-inch IPS panel that outputs at 4K, 144 Hz, 400 nits and supports modern image tearing reduction standards, among other features.
LILYGO T-Camera S3: New developer board arrives with ESP32-S3 microcontroller
LILYGO has introduced the T-Camera S3, a developer board with a built-in camera. Based on the ESP32-S3FN16R8 microcontroller, the LILYGO T-Camera S3 has a small OLED display and is available with a small plastic housing, among other features.
Banana Pi BPI-M2S launches for under US$100 in two SoC variants
Banana Pi is now selling the BPI-M2S, a single-board computer that it teased over a year ago. The Banana Pi BPI-M2S is available with a choice of two Amlogic SoCs, both with 4 GB of RAM and an HDMI 2.1 port, plus expansion options.
Robo & Kala: Surface Pro 9 5G competitor lands with AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and versatile magnetic keyboard
The Robo & Kala is a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3-based 2-in-1 with an AMOLED display. Running Windows 11, the Robo & Kala also contains a magnetic keyboard that you can use via Bluetooth or a physical connection. The Robo & Kala starts at US$799 with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
Particles by XO: Design and specifications leak for first Nothing sub-brand product
The first details about a new Nothing product having surfaced online. To be sold under the sub-brand XO, Particles by XO will be another adventurous pair of TWS earbuds with ANC and high-fidelity audio options.
LapPi 2.0: SB Components brings DIY laptop kit to Kickstarter packing Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
SB Components has released the LapPi 2.0, a DIY laptop kit that is available to back on Kickstarter. Based on the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, the LapPi 2.0 is also compatible with other single-board computers and starts at £199.
Teclast P30S: Budget tablet Android 12 available for US$109.99 with 12 nm MediaTek chipset
The P30S is another cheap Android tablet by Teclast. While the Teclast P30S is currently available for US$109.99, it should provide significantly more performance than the P30 Air. The Teclast P30S combines its 12 nm MediaTek chipset with a 6,000 mAh battery and a 10.1-inch IPS display, among other features.
GPD Win 4: PSP Vita lookalike launches for US$799 with design improvements and Radeon 680M iGPU
The GPD Win 4 is now available to back via Indiegogo. Not only is the GPD Win 4 smaller than the ONEXPLAYER 2, but it is also US$100 cheaper while maintaining the Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. GPD offers the Win 4 with an optional LTE module too, as well as up to 2 TB of storage and 32 GB of RAM.
ONEXPLAYER 2: 8.4-inch and Ryzen 7 6800U powered gaming handheld lands for US$899
One-netbook has started selling the ONEXPLAYER 2 through Indiegogo. Initially available for US$899, the ONEXPLAYER 2 combines AMD's most powerful RDNA 2 iGPU with detachable controllers, an 8.4-inch display and a large battery, among other features.
Epic Games offers discounts on almost all games in Epic Games Store and gives away 15 games
Epic Games will be posting a free game on the Epic Games Store between now and the end of the year. Running concurrently with discounts throughout the holiday season, as well as a 25% voucher, the games giveaway refreshes daily at 16:00 UTC.
Apple analyst outlines new 24-inch iMac, iMac Pro and Pro Display XDR successor details
Apple may well have new 24-inch iMac and iMac Pro all-in-one machines in development, but neither are expected to arrive until the end of 2023, at the earliest. Mark Gurman has also shared processor details about the pair, along with some information about forthcoming external monitors, including a Pro Display XDR successor.
Google Pixel Tablet: Prototype unit leaks with wireless charging speaker dock
The Pixel Tablet has turned up on Facebook Marketplace months ahead before its official release. Presumably a prototype, the unit confirms a few details about Google's first Pixel-branded tablet, as well as its accompanying speaker dock.
Apple Mac mini: Apple still prototyping M2 and M2 Pro-based mini-PCs
New Mac mini variants remain in development, with Apple M2 and Apple M2 Pro-based models reputedly in the pipeline. Neither will arrive before the start of next year though, with an upgraded Mac mini spoken of in the same breath as the Mac Pro and new variants of the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16.
Apple Mac Pro: Analyst details reasons for delays and Apple M2 Extreme cancellation
According to a new report, Apple continues to develop a new Mac Pro. However, production challenges have forced the company to re-think the processor options that will be available, with the Apple M2 Extreme consigned to the cutting room floor for now. The Apple M2 Extreme would have combined 48 CPU cores with 152 GPU cores by effectively fusing four Apple M2 Max chipsets.
HTC Vive Flowcus: Official render and hardware details teased for Meta Quest Pro competitor ahead of CES 2023 showcase
HTC has shared more details about its next VR headset. Aimed at reestablishing the company within the consumer VR market, the unnamed VR headset will debut next month during CES 2023. The so-called HTC Vive Flowcus is expected to be a prosumer headset capable of delivering a 1,920 x 1,920-pixel native resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate per eye, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy 25W Battery Pack: 10,000 mAh power bank launched with Super Fast Charging support for two devices
Samsung has introduced the Galaxy 25W Battery Pack, a new power bank that supports Super Fast Charging and can recharge two devices simultaneously via USB Type-C. Offered with a 10,000 mAh capacity, the Galaxy 25W Battery Pack features a plastic design and weighs just over 200 g.
Nubia introduces another RedMagic gaming monitor with 2.5K resolution and 240 Hz refresh rate combination
Nubia has brought another RedMagic-branded gaming monitor to market in China. Sold as a 2K monitor, the RedMagic monitor actually offers a 2.5K native resolution, as well as a 240 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
ASUS PL64 mini-PC series introduced with Intel Alder Lake processors in a rugged case
ASUS has announced the PL64, a mini-PC series developed with 15 W Intel Alder Lake processors. Offered in numerous configurations, the ASUS PL64 also has plenty of ports for consumer or commercial use.
JMGO presents N1 Pro and N1 Ultra projectors with Leica branding
JMGO has announced a new set of projectors following the release of the O1, O1 Pro and U2. This time, the company has released the N1 Pro and N1 Ultra, which it sells in China for CNY 6,499 (~US$932) and CNY 8,999 (~US$1,291), respectively.
Displace TV: Wireless OLED Smart TV with no power cable teased ahead of CES 2023 showcase
The Displace TV is the work of Displace, a startup that wants to revolutionise home Smart TVs. Supposedly, the company has created a TV that works without a power cable or remote control. The Displace TV can attach itself to a wall without the need for a wall bracket, too.
Valve comments on Steam Deck 2, Steam Controller 2 and Steam Machines while dismissing AMD Ryzen 7 6800U handhelds
Valve has confirmed details about its plans to release newer versions of the Steam Deck and the Steam Controller. The company has also disclosed hardware upgrades for the current Steam Deck that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Xiaomi Watch S2: 42 mm and 46 mm smartwatches now available in China ahead of likely global release
Xiaomi has started selling the Watch S2 in China, a smartwatch series that consists of 42 mm and 46 mm sizes. Only available in China for now, the Xiaomi Watch S2 features bright AMOLED displays, advanced health features and long battery life, regardless of the model chosen.
ONEXPLAYER 2: Indiegogo campaign date changed again as company reveals prices and memory configurations
One-netbook has finally announced pricing for the ONEXPLAYER 2, its next-generation gaming handheld. To be available from US$899 with early bird pricing, the ONEXPLAYER 2 will cost up to US$1,429 via Indiegogo when it goes live later this week.
ASUS VivoWatch 5 Aero debuts in Taiwan with changed design ahead of global release
ASUS has started selling the VivoWatch 5 Aero, a fitness tracker that debuted in September at IFA 2022. While the device's core feature set remains, it seems that ASUS has reverted to a clunkier design, eschewing the slim look of the original VivoWatch 5 Aero.
Raspberry Pi Foundation shares supply chain issues update while announcing Pi Zero and Pi Zero W price rises
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced expectations for supply chain improvements throughout 2023. While stock levels are anticipated to remain light in Q1 2023, the Pi Foundation hopes there will be no issues by the end of next year. The return to normality will coincide with price rises for the Pi Zero and Pi Zero W, though.
Nothing brings first taste of Android 13 to Nothing Phone (1) with Nothing OS 1.5
Nothing has released the first Android 13 beta to the Nothing Phone (1), its only smartphone released to date. Offered as Nothing OS 1.5, the Android 13-based update will not reach stable status until early 2023.
MacBook Air 15: Apple rumoured to have 15.5-inch model ready for spring 2023 release
Reportedly, Apple is in the latter stages of developing a MacBook Air 15. Now expected to launch with a 15.5-inch panel, the MacBook Air 15 is said to be in line for a spring 2023 launch.
Motorola Moto X40 arrives sporting Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and 125 W charging for less than Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro
Motorola has introduced its alternative to the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. While the Moto X40 features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and a 165 Hz display, Motorola has priced the eventual Edge 40 Pro for CNY 3,399 (~US$489), undercutting the Xiaomi 13 by nearly US$100 at current exchange rates.
Motorola Moto G53: New mid-range smartphone showcased with performance upgrades over Moto G52 before global introduction
Motorola has unveiled the Moto G53 in China as it kicks off another generation of the Moto G series. Offered with the Snapdragon 480 Plus, the Moto G53 has a 5G modem, a 5,000 mAh battery and an IPS display that resolves at 120 Hz. The Moto G53 starts at CNY 899 (~US$129), too.
ThinkPhone by Motorola: ThinkPad spin-off smartphone leaks again in several marketing images
More details about the ThinkPhone have surfaced ahead of the smartphone's 2023 anticipated release. Reputedly to be marketed as the ThinkPhone by Motorola, the handset will contain a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, a sizeable pOLED display and a 50 MP primary camera, among other features.
MSI MEG 342C QD-OLED: New details leak for upcoming Quantum Dot OLED gaming monitor with KVM switch
A leaker has shared new details about the MEG 342C QD-OLED, a monitor that MSI announced in May. Based on the new leaks, the MEG 342C QD-OLED will contain a KVM switch, numerous ports and SpectrumBar, MSI's answer to Philips Ambilight.
XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240: Corsair confirms pricing and opens pre-orders for 45-inch bendable gaming monitor
Corsair is now selling the XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240 gaming monitor, starting in the US. Co-developed with LG Display, the XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240 contains a 45-inch LG W-OLED panel that can be bent on demand, allowing you to use it as a flat or a curved monitor.
Sony to replace PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles with new modular PS5 option
According to reports, Sony is still working towards fundamentally changing its PlayStation 5 offering. Reputedly, the company has now sent out modular PS5 test kits, with retail units planned to replace both the regular PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition eventually.
Dasung Link: Companion for Android and iOS launches with 6.7-inch E Ink display
The Dasung Link may resemble a smartphone with an E Ink display, but it actually serves as a companion or secondary display for Android and iOS devices. The Dasung Link reproduces your smartphone's display wirelessly or via a wired connection, theoretically improving battery life on a paired smartphone and eBook readability compared to using an IPS or OLED panel.
Google Pixel 6 Pro to gain 1080p display mode in next Android 13 quarterly update
Google has snuck in a new feature for the Pixel 6 Pro within the first Android 13 QPR2 beta. Available to download for the Pixel 4a onwards, Android 13 QPR2 should reach stable status sometime in March 2023.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 specifications leak online
Specifications for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 have emerged online. Supposedly offered with the AD104 GPU like the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, the GeForce RTX 4070 will only match the RTX 3070's CUDA core count but will feature the same 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM as the RTX 4070 Ti.
Apple introduces macOS Ventura 13.1, tvOS 16.2 and watchOS 9.2
Apple has released a raft of OS updates, with the company upgrading all core product lines ahead of the holiday season. macOS Ventura 13.1, tvOS 16.2 and watchOS 9.2 are rolling out now, as are iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2.
Apple releases iPadOS 16.2 to multiple iPads with limits on improved Stage Manager support
Apple has now made a stable version of iPadOS 16.2 available to download. While the update is available for iPads as old as the iPad 5 or the iPad Air 3, the company continues to lock elements of Stage Manager behind those with Apple M series chipsets. iPadOS 16.2 adds Apple's Freeform app too, among other changes.
iOS 16.2 lands with always-on display improvements for Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple has now released a stable version of iOS 16.2 for the iPhone 8 and later. Apple reserves some new features for its latest iPhones though, as it has also done with iPadOS 16.2 and Apple M1 or Apple M2-powered iPads.
OnePlus E 24 and OnePlus X 27 specifications revealed as well as launch date and price tag for larger model
OnePlus has confirmed numerous specifications for its first external monitors. While the company is ready to start selling the OnePlus X 27 in India, it seems that the OnePlus E 24 is somewhat behind schedule.
LG confirms European pricing and release date for UltraGear 27GR95QE-B and UltraGear 48GQ900 gaming monitors
LG has announced when its latest UltraGear gaming monitors will be available in Europe. Already available in North America, the UltraGear 27GR95QE-B and UltraGear 48GQ900 contain OLED AGLR panels with 240 Hz refresh rates, 98.5% DCI-P3 colour space coverages and 0.03 ms GtG response times. Despite their similarities, the two monitors serve different price points, with US$700 separating the pair.
Sony releases Android 13 updates for Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III and Xperia PRO-I following Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV rollouts
Sony is well underway with its Android 13 upgrade plan, having now rolled out the update to the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV. The Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III and Xperia PRO-I are next in line, with Sony ignoring its mid-range smartphones for now.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12: Indian launch date revealed for mid-range smartphone series among Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus teasers
Xiaomi has outlined the release date for the Redmi Note 12 series in India. Arriving after Christmas, the Redmi Note 12 series will top out at the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus in India, which will feature a 200 MP primary camera, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy S23 series confirmed to launch with more powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset than Xiaomi 13 or Xiaomi 13 Pro
The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro may well be the most high-profile smartphones to launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 so far. However, TENAA has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra will all feature the SM8550-AC, an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 offered in other flagship smartphones.
Motorola Moto G Play (2023) arrives with questionable upgrades from 2021 model
Motorola has started offering the Moto G Play (2023) in the US, where it is available for US$170. Despite being nearly two years younger than its predecessor, the Moto G Play (2023) actually relies on a weaker chipset. The new edition contains a few other upgrades though, such as a 90 Hz display panel.
UP Xtreme i12: AAEON introduces Intel Alder Lake-P powered SBCs with LPDRR5 RAM and 40-pin expansion headers
AAEON has presented a new entry in the UP Xtreme series. Building on the UP Xtreme i11, the UP Xtreme i12 supports Intel Alder Lake-P processors, LPDDR5 RAM and Windows 10 or Ubuntu 22.04. At present, the UP Xtreme i12 comes with a choice of four Intel Alder Lake processors.
TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro launches with a 12.2-inch, 3:2 and paper-like display
TCL has released the NXTPAPER 12 Pro, with the tablet debuting first in Russia. Not only does the TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro have a MediaTek Kompanio 800T chipset, but the Android 12-based tablet also has what TCL describes as a 'paper-like' feel thanks to a special coating over its IPS display.
iFi Go Link: Budget DAC launches with USB Type-C connectivity to reproduce 32-bit audio at 384 kHz
iFi Audio has unveiled the Go Link, a miniature DAC that promises to reproduce high-quality audio for those operating on a budget. The iFi Audio is available for £59 and relies on the ESS Technology ES9219MQ DAC.
EnkPi: Universal ePaper HAT for Raspberry Pi Pico W lands with optional E Ink displays
The EnkPi is a series of E Ink displays that utilise the Raspberry Pi Pico W. Available in a variety of sizes, the EnkPi starts at US$10 as a Universal ePaper HAT and rises to US$98 for the HAT with a Pico W and a 7.5-inch E Ink display.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 McLaren Edition headphones launch in multiple markets
Bowers & Wilkins has introduced a new version of the Px8, its flagship pair of over-air headphones. Now offered in a McLaren Edition trim, the special edition over-ear headphones also have a 24-bit DSP, Bluetooth aptX Adaptive support and 40 mm carbon fibre drivers.
Samsung SmartThings Station: Smart Home hub with Qi wireless charging support leaks online
It seems that Samsung is preparing to release a new SmartThings Hub but with a twist. Lacking Matter integration, the SmartThings Station will offer Qi wireless charging, among other features.
Xiaomi Mini Host: Xiaomi's first mini-PC debuts with Intel Core i5-1240P and plenty of ports
Xiaomi has expanded its product portfolio to the mini-PC market. The Xiaomi Mini Host relies on a laptop processor like many other mini-PCs but offers more ports than can be found on modern laptops. The Xiaomi Mini Host also has a 0.44-litre case size, which should make it small enough to fit on most desks.
Dyson Zone: Price and launch window of elaborate over-ear headphones confirmed
Dyson has confirmed the price and approximate launch date of its first over-ear headphones. While the company originally showcased the Dyson Zone's air purification qualities, it now appears to be an audio-first device instead.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Collector's Edition: Special edition smartwatch launches with ceramic design and ECG capabilities
Huawei has released the Watch GT 3 Pro Collector's Edition. The special edition model is available in China for now and has a more premium design than the regular Watch GT 3 Pro while retaining the same advanced health features, such as the ability to take ECGs.
Huawei Vision Glass smart glasses debut in China with Micro OLED displays
Huawei has started selling the Vision Glass in China, its latest pair of smart glasses. The Huawei Vision Glass can create up to 120-inch virtual displays across its Micro OLED panels, which operate at 1080p and 60 Hz.
Xiaomi 13: Compact flagship launches in China with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Sony IMX800 camera
The Xiaomi 13 has arrived, launching alongside the Xiaomi 13 Pro. Offered with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and a triple rear-facing camera array, the Xiaomi 13 also has a 4,500 mAh battery, a dedicated telephoto camera and IP68 certification, among other features.
Xiaomi 13 Pro showcased in China ahead of early 2023 global release
Xiaomi has introduced the Xiaomi 13 Pro in China, where it will be orderable from early next week. Available in four colours and as many memory configurations, the Xiaomi 13 Pro combines a plethora of premier components, including the Sony IMX989 primary camera from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
DJI Mini 3: Cheaper than expected 249 g drone arrives with 1/1.3-inch CMOS camera and 38-minute flight times
DJI has launched the Mini 3, a new compact drone that is a shade more expensive than the Mini 2. Offered in five configurations, the Mini 3 shares many of the same core features as the Mini 3 Pro. DJI has made savings in multiple areas to distinguish the Mini 3 from the Mini 3 Pro, which the company has reflected in the Mini 3's surprisingly low starting price.
Radxa Taco: Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 carrier board launches with numerous expansion options
The Radxa Taco is a carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, as well as the Compute Module 4 Lite and the Radxa CM3. Measuring 110 x 85 mm across, the Radxa Taco has five SATA connectors, two M.2 slots and a microSD card reader, among other ports.
24-inch iMac modification modernises design of Apple’s all-in-one desktop
The 24-inch iMac is only just over a year old and 11.5 mm thick. Still, its thick chin makes it look older and chunkier than something like the Huawei MateStation X. A modder has now shown Apple could have eliminated the chin, effectively moving it to the device’s rear.
iPhone 14 Pro Max: Technician offers display modification service for Apple’s latest flagship iPhone
Apple is yet to adopt curved displays on its smartphones, with all iPhones resolutely sticking with flat panels instead. An engineer has shown in several videos that it is possible to modify an iPhone to resemble a current Android flagship though, with an iPhone 14 Pro Max serving as a guinea pig.
Moto X40: Motorola confirms launch date and two model variants based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset
The Moto X40 will launch in two model variants, mirroring last year's Edge X30 release. Not only has Motorola teased how these variants will differ, but it has also outlined when both will be available, but only in China for the time being.
Huawei Watch Buds: Smartwatch and earbuds 2-in-1 presented with innovative design
Today, Huawei unveiled the Watch Buds, a smartwatch with an innovative design. As it name suggests, the Watch Buds also contain a pair of earbuds, which recharge beneath the device’s round AMOLED display. According to Huawei, the Watch Buds should last up to 3 days between charges too, despite the inclusion of a pair of earbuds.
KT Pocket KT-R1: Android gaming handheld moves closer to release with MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, 5,000 mAh battery and 1080p display
KT Pocket is now ready to introduce the KT-R1, a budget gaming handheld with a 3:2 display for native Game Boy Advance scaling. KT Pocket offers the KT-R1 in numerous configurations and will begin selling the handheld globally in early 2023 from US$169.
DJI Mini 3: Retailer confirms specifications and European pricing with RC-N1 remote controller bundle
An Austrian retailer has leaked the DJI Mini 3 ahead of the drone's official introduction. Confirming the device's price with a DJI RC-N1 remote controller, the retailer also outlined many Mini 3 specifications and device photos.
Xiaomi announces international launch for Redmi Note 12 series
The Redmi Note 12 series will soon be available outside China. While details of a full global release remain unknown at this stage, Xiaomi has confirmed via Twitter that India will be the next stop for the Redmi Note 12 series. Presumably, Xiaomi will not wait too long before launching Redmi Note 12 models elsewhere, though.
Google Pixel Fold: New leak shares 360-degree video of company’s first foldable with display specifications and dimensions
A reliable leaker has shared high-quality renders of the Google Pixel Fold, along with new display details. Supposedly based on official CAD files, the renders have also been transformed into a 360-degree video that showcases the Pixel Fold from all sides.
Arduboy Mini: Tiny gaming handheld arrives on Kickstarter with over 300 games and an OLED Display
The Arduboy Mini is a compact gaming handheld for hobbyists looking to get their teeth stuck into a new project. Offered with a small OLED display and several gamepad buttons, the Arduboy Mini can access over 300 games and is available to back on Kickstarter for US$29.
Anbernic RG35XX: New gaming handheld showcased with retro Game Boy and SNES design
Anbernic has previewed the RG35XX, a new gaming handheld resembling a cross between an original Game Boy and a SNES. To be offered with a 3.5-inch IPS display and an ARM Cortex-A9-based chipset, the Anbernic RG35XX will be available next year in three colours.
Intel Core i5-13500 outperforms AMD Ryzen 7 7700X in Cinebench benchmark leaks
The Intel Core i5-13500 has reared its head online ahead of its official release, outlining what to expect from the company’s Raptor Lake architecture. Launching with 6 P cores and 8 E cores, the Core i5-13500 has managed to outscore the Core i5-12500 and AMD Ryzen 7 7700X in early benchmarks, even as an engineering sample.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 and GeForce RTX 4090 receive price reductions in Europe and UK
NVIDIA has decided to cut the price of its latest graphics cards in Europe and the UK, shortly after releasing the pair. Applying only to Founders Edition SKUs, the MSRP adjustment may owe to exchange rate fluctuations.
Sipeed M1s DOCK: PINE64 Ox64 rival launches for US$11 with microSD card expansion
The Sipeed M1s DOCK is another RISC-V-based single-board computer (SBC) that runs RTOS or Linux-based software. Sipeed sells the M1s DOCK for US$11 or as the M1s module for US$7 without a carrier board.
Sony WF-1000XM4: Latest firmware update may worsen battery life for some earbuds
Sony has delivered a new firmware update for the WF-1000XM4 to tackle battery drain issues. Rolling out in Asia first, it seems that firmware V1.6.1 could actually reduce battery life for some WF-1000XM4 units, which may need servicing if certain conditions are met.
Google Pixel Fold: Leaked Geekbench listing confirms Google Tensor G2 and 12 GB RAM for Google Felix prototype
The Pixel Fold has debuted on Geekbench, confirming a few details for Google’s first foldable smartphone. Rumoured to be arriving next spring at I/O 2023, the Pixel Fold will feature the Google Tensor G2 chipset, 12 GB of RAM and will run Android 13 out of the box.
Xiaomi Note E-Ink Tablet: 10.3-inch and 5.35 mm thick E-Reader lands with Android pre-installed
Xiaomi has launched a new E-Reader in China. Available as the Note E-Ink Tablet for CNY 2,699 (~US$388), the device has a 10.3-inch E-Ink display, Android 11, pen support and WPS Office Suite pre-installed for note-taking. The Xiaomi Note E-Ink Tablet will rival the YOGA Paper, which Lenovo recently revealed in China too.
Lenovo YOGA Paper: New E-Reader launched in China with active stylus support
Lenovo has finally started selling the YOGA Paper in China. While the company has not confirmed a global release date, the device’s Chinese pricing of CNY 2,699 (~US$390) suggests that the Lenovo YOGA Paper would be more expensive than most E-Readers if it ever reached global audiences.
Google Pixel 4a through Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel Watch gain new features in December 2022 Feature Drop
Google has released another Feature Drop for Pixel devices. Arriving in time for the holidays, the December 2022 Feature Drop adds new features for the Pixel 4a through Pixel 7 Pro, as well as the Pixel Watch. New features include complimentary Google VPN access for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, among others.
PineBuds Pro: PINE64 launches TWS earbuds with better ANC than Apple AirPods Pro
PINE64 is now selling the PineBuds Pro, its open-source and custom firmware-supporting TWS earbuds. Currently available for US$69.99, the PineBuds Pro features 6 mm drivers, six microphones and ANC technology that is said to outperform the equivalent in the Apple AirPods Pro 2.
PINE64 Ox64: Compact single-board computer released in two variants from US$6 with RISC-V processor
PINE64 has launched the Ox4, a miniature single-board computer (SBC) that relies on a RISC-V processor. The PINE64 Ox64 is available from US$6 in 16 MB and 128 MB variants, with the latter offering microSD card expansion too.
Onyx BOOX Leaf2: 7-inch E-reader launches for US$199.99 in two colours
Onyx BOOX is now selling the Leaf2 in the US. Available in two colours, the E-reader has a high-resolution E Ink display, runs Android 11 and is only 6 mm thick.
Cool Pi 4 Model B: Rockchip RK3588S-based SBC launches with Raspberry Pi 4 Model B form factor
Cool Pi has introduced the Cool Pi 4 Model B, a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B copycat. Offered up with the same form factor as the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, the Cool Pi 4 Model B utilises the Rockchip RK3588S, with up to 16 GB of LDPDR4 RAM and 128 GB of eMMC flash storage. The Cool Pi 4 Model B has a Micro HDMI 2.1 port too, among other features.
GMKtec NucBox 10 arrives with AMD Ryzen 7 5800U APU and new blue colourway
GMKtec has announced another mini-PC, having released the NucBox 8 and NucBox 9 within the last few weeks. Now, the company has introduced the NucBox 10, which only differs in two areas from the NucBox 9.
DJI Mini 3: Prices, more specifications and release date leak for sub-250 g drone
New information about the DJI Mini 3 has emerged online ahead of the drone’s anticipated launch on December 9. According to the new leaks, DJI is to offer the Mini 3 in several combo deals, with one already available at a local Best Buy in New Jersey.
Xiaomi 13: New display and memory details leak alongside promotional images and alleged new launch date
While Xiaomi postponed the launch of the Xiaomi 13 series, new details about the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro continue to surface online. With a new launch date rumoured for later this week, the Xiaomi 13 is alleged to offer the smallest display chin of any current smartphone, including the Xiaomi 13 Pro.
Xiaomi Watch S2 and Xiaomi Buds 4 pricing leaks online
Pricing for the forthcoming Xiaomi Buds 4 and Watch S2 has leaked online. While the Buds 4 will cost more than even the Buds 3 Pro at launch, the Watch S2 is expected to arrive for a little less than the Watch S1 did at launch. Both devices will debut during Xiaomi’s next hardware event, which is rumoured to have been rescheduled for later this week.
Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition goes on sale for €899 in Europe
Xiaomi is now selling its latest limited-edition smartphone in Europe. Supposedly limited to 2,000 units, the Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition features all the hardware of the regular Xiaomi 12T Pro but in an eye-catching package.
POCO X5 5G and Redmi Note 12 5G leak as similar devices, with Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G to replace Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023
Xiaomi is preparing to release the Redmi Note 12 series globally. With the Redmi Note 12 5G, Xiaomi will simply bring the current Chinese model to global audiences. However, Xiaomi will also release the same device as the POCO X5 5G in some markets, while the Redmi Note 10 Pro will receive another run-out as the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G, not the Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023.
AMD Ryzen 7000X3D CPU core counts and other specifications leak ahead of alleged CES 2023 introduction
According to new reports, AMD is planning to release 8, 12 and 16-core Ryzen 7000X3D processors next month, all with 170 W TDPs. Sporting similar clock speeds as their regular Ryzen 7000 series counterparts, the Ryzen 7000X3D series will offer up to 192 MB of L3 3D V-cache in the Ryzen 9 7900X3D and Ryzen 9 7950X3D.
GeForce RTX 3060 8 GB: New mid-range NVIDIA GPU shown to offer 35% less performance than original 12 GB model
NVIDIA's latest mid-range graphics card has arrived, with the company electing to re-run the RTX 3060 rather than offering up an Ada Lovelace-based model. While the GeForce RTX 3060 8 GB contains the same GA106 GPU as its 12 GB sibling, NVIDIA's memory changes significantly hamper in-game performance.
Orange Pi Portable Monitor: New 14-inch portable monitor arrives for under US$60 from Orange Pi SBC manufacturer
The makers of Orange Pi single-board computers (SBCs) have produced a portable monitor. Sold as the Orange Pi Portable Monitor for less than US$60, the portable monitor consists of a 14-inch IPS panel, several ports and built-in speakers.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 overtakes GeForce GTX 1060 as most popular GPU in Steam November 2022 hardware survey
A new graphics card has risen to the top of Steam's latest hardware survey. Surprisingly, the GeForce GTX 1650 now ranks as the most used graphics card on Steam, despite the plethora of graphics cards that NVIDIA has released since. NVIDIA still dominates though, with its mid-range cards accounting for over 30% of all cards in the survey.
AMD Ryzen 7 7730U: AMD Barcelo refresh leaks with Zen 3 CPU cores and RX Vega iGPU design
With CES 2023 around the corner, it seems AMD is preparing to release another APU stack based on older designs. Based on new leaks, some members of the Ryzen 7000U series could combine Zen 3 CPU cores with AMD's old Vega iGPU architecture.
Google delivers Android 13 December 2022 update for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
Google has announced a major feature update for Pixel smartphones running Android 13. As of the December 2022 update, the likes of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro support a dedicated reader mode and can share digital car keys with other compatible smartphones, among other changes.
Google Pixel Watch: Google Assistant, Google Keep and new tiles introduced with December 2022 update
Google has released new features for Wear OS. Available first later this month on the Pixel Watch, the new features include functional changes, such as Google Assistant refinements and new tiles as Google continues to modernise Wear OS.
Apple iPad 10 teardown video explains no Apple Pencil 2 support and reveals differences with iPad Air 5
The entry-level iPad may have received a design overhaul this year, but Apple still lumbers the tablet with the original Apple Pencil despite lacking native support for the accessory. Now, iFixit has demonstrated why the iPad 10 lacks Apple Pencil 2 support and how the new tablet compares against the iPad Air 5.
DJI Mini 3: Specifications, pricing and accessories packages leak
More details about the DJI Mini 3 have leaked online. Surprisingly, DJI’s next drone may not be that much cheaper than the Mini 3 Pro, with evidence suggesting that as little as £40 could separate the pair. Additional specifications have emerged too, which offer an insight into the differences between the two Mini 3 series models.
Xiaomi Redmi K60E: Geekbench listing points to Snapdragon 870 usage as Redmi K60 packaging leaks
The Redmi K60 series is fast approaching, with Xiaomi believed to have all the Redmi K60, Redmi K60 Pro and the Redmi K60E in the pipeline. Reputedly, Xiaomi may re-use the Snapdragon 870 in the Redmi K60E though, not a new MediaTek Dimensity option. Redmi K60 packaging has leaked online ahead of the series’ release too.
Xiaomi Redmi 11A: New budget smartphones to launch globally with 50 MP camera
The Redmi 11A has reared its head again, this time as a model intended for global audiences. To be offered with a 50 MP camera, the Xiaomi Redmi 11A has already appeared on other regulatory databases in its Chinese and Indian guises.
Samsung adds Thunderbolt 4 connectivity to ViewFinity S8 series with new model
Samsung has refreshed the ViewFinity S8 series with the ViewFinity S8UT, a monitor that adds Thunderbolt 4 connectivity. Theoretically, it is now possible to daisy chain a second 4K monitor without needing a second video output. The ViewFinity S8UT comes in a single size for now, unlike the original ViewFinity S8 series.
POCO X5 Pro 5G: First signs of three regional model variants emerge for next-generation Xiaomi mid-range smartphone
Xiaomi is preparing to replace the POCO X4 Pro 5G, with Xiaomiui spotting the POCO X5 Pro 5G on IMEI databases. Currently, it seems that Xiaomi has developed dedicated Chinese, Indian and global models, which are all expected to land with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G chipset.
Fydetab Duo launches for £489 with January 2023 shipment aim
Fyde Innovations has brought the Fydetab Duo to Indiegogo, where it starts at £489. Having already exceeded its campaign goal, Fyde Innovations aims to start shipping the Fydetab Duo globally from January 2023.
Apple issues iOS 16.1.2 update with Crash Detection optimisations before iOS 16.2 release
Apple has released iOS 16.1.2 for the iPhone 8 and later. While the update is available for multiple iPhone models, iOS 16.1.2 primarily addresses an issue that resulted in iPhone 14 series units erroneously thinking they had been involved in car crashes.
NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation: Retailer pricing points to imminent release for AD102-based workstation GPU
It seems that NVIDIA is preparing to finally release the RTX 6000 Ada Generation, having introduced the graphics card in September. The RTX A6000 Ada Generation features a larger AD102 die than the GeForce RTX 4090 with over 18,000 CUDA cores, which NVIDIA complements with 48 GB of slower GDDR6 EEC VRAM. Pricing for NVIDIA’s new workstation GPU blows the RTX 4090 out of the water, though.
Find N2 Flip: Hands-on video of next-generation Oppo foldable leaks online
The Oppo Find N2 Flip has leaked online, less than a month ahead of its presumed introduction at Inno Day 2022. Showcased in a hands-on video, the upcoming foldable features a huge cover display and will look to steal a march on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4.
Intel PR manager showcases new NUC mini-PC prototype design
Photos of a redesigned Intel NUC mini-PC have landed online, courtesy of an Intel PR manager. Sporting better ventilation than current Intel NUC mini-PCs, the prototype also has an array of ports.
DJI Mini 3: Official photos leak for forthcoming compact drone
According to a well-informed leaker of all things drones, DJI is preparing to announce its next drone. Having already released the Avata, Mavic 3 Classic and Mini 3 Pro, to name but a few, @DealsDrone alleges that DJI has turned its attention to bringing the Mini 3 to market.
MIUI 14 changelog leaks detailing Xiaomi’s changes for ‘Project Razor’
The changelog for MIUI 14 has surfaced online ahead of the software’s official introduction alongside the Xiaomi 13 series. Offered up with numerous changes from MIUI 13, MIUI 14 will integrate Android 13’s new features, as well as a few Xiaomi flourishes.
GPD Win 4: Pricing revealed alongside revised release window
GPD has finally detailed how much the Win 4 will cost at launch. To be offered in four memory configurations, the GPD Win 4 will start at US$799 but will cost up to US$1,199 with 32 GB of RAM and 2 TB of storage. GPD has announced an updated release window, too.
Leaked Moto X40 renders highlight design changes for Motorola Edge 40 Pro too
High-resolution renders of the Moto X40 have turned up online, courtesy of @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice. To be offered first in China, the Moto X40 will eventually launch globally as the Motorola Edge 40 Pro with the same specifications.
JX1 mini-PC debuts with Intel Celeron N5105 processor and unusual ports arrangement
The JX1 combines a 10 W Intel Jasper Lake processor with LPDDR4 RAM and an M.2 2280 SSD. Offered with 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage, the JX1 features all rear-mounted ports, unlike most mini-PCs.
NanoPi R5C: FriendlyELEC starts selling new compact single-board computer for US$49 and up
FriendlyELEC has brought another single-board computer (SBC) to market. The NanoPi R5C is available from US$49, for which you receive a 58 x 58 mm SBC powered by the Rockchip RK3568B2 chipset, LPDDR4X RAM and eMMC flash storage, among other features.
Huawei Watch Buds release teased after several leaks
Huawei has shared its first teaser for the Watch Buds, a smartwatch that also contains a pair of TWS earbuds. Originally slated for a December 2 release, Huawei has now postponed the launch date as a mark of respect to former CCP General Secretary Jiang Zemin.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra stops by FCC as possible release date unearthed
The FCC has now published documentation for all Samsung Galaxy S23 series models, with the Galaxy S23 Ultra the final piece of the puzzle. With a strange downgrade from the Galaxy S22 Ultra that will affect recharging times, leaker Roland Quandt may have stumbled upon the release date for Samsung's next flagships too.
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro specs sheets leak as Xiaomi teases new floating telephoto camera
More details about the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro have emerged. Not only has Xiaomi outlined the Xiaomi 13 Pro’s ‘floating’ telephoto camera, but full specification sheets for both models have surfaced online.
OnePlus Nord CE 3: Renders leak showing design departure from current Nord CE 2
@OnLeaks has delivered high-resolution renders of the Nord CE 3 months before the device’s anticipated unveiling. Reportedly, the Nord CE 3 will represent a shift in design for OnePlus’s mid-range series, with OnePlus taking greater care to distinguish its cheaper smartphones from its flagship ones.
GKD Mini Plus Classic arrives on Kickstarter for US$139
GKD has now brought the Mini Plus Classic gaming handheld to Kickstarter, two and a half months after teasing the device. Available from US$139, the GKD Mini Plus Classic has already reached its Kickstarter funding goal and should start shipping in January 2023.
Xiaomi reveals new Redmi Pad model variant with more RAM
Xiaomi has refreshed the Redmi Pad, a few weeks after revealing the budget tablet. For some reason, the company has sought to offer the Redmi Pad with more RAM, as it is wont to do. Currently, the new version of the Redmi Pad is only available in Xiaomi's home market.
US Trade Commission issues Google with US$9.4 million fine for misleading Pixel 4 advertising
The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it and seven federal states will sue Google and iHeartMedia for ‘deceptive ads’. Having paid radio hosts to promote the Pixel 4 without labelling their testimonials as advertising.
Xiaomi Watch S2: Company outlines sizes, colours and advanced health feature
Xiaomi continues to tease the Watch S2 on social media. Now arriving sometime in December, the Watch S2 will be available in multiple styles, two sizes and with a design reminiscent of the Watch S1. The Watch S2 will contain a few tricks though, one of which is already available in the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 series.
Xiaomi confirms Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro camera specifications while showcasing sample photos
The wait for the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro goes on. However, the company behind the upcoming smartphones has now detailed a few camera specifications while also sharing several samples from the pair’s new cameras, with the Xiaomi 13 Pro inheriting the Sony IMX989 from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
Google Pixel 7a: First renders leak with familiar design
A reliable leaker has shared renders of the Pixel 7a, Google’s next mid-range smartphone. While the Pixel 7a resembles the Pixel 7, the former is a touch smaller than the latter.
PiTalk: New Raspberry Pi HAT arrives with 4G connectivity options
A new 4G-capable HAT for the Raspberry Pi has reached Kickstarter. Available from US$85, the PiTalk 4G HAT is joined by the cheaper PiTalk 4G Dongle and PiTalk 2G HAT, which are available to back for approximately US$79 and US$25, respectively. PiTalk should be compatible with all Raspberry Pi variants.
Orange Pi OS arrives to offer Android, Linux and Windows application support for SBCs
Shenzhen Xunlong Software, the company behind Orange Pi, has introduced a desktop OS of the same name. Mistakable for Windows 11, Orange Pi OS can also be customised to resemble macOS but supports Android, Linux and Windows applications. Orange Pi OS is already available to try on the Orange Pi 800, the company’s answer to the Raspberry Pi 400.
MINISFORUM NEPTUNE NAG6: Mini-PC showcased with Intel Core i9-12900H and AMD Radeon RX 6600M
MINISFORUM has announced the NAG6 in Japan, a more powerful version of the NAD9 that the company already sells globally. While the NAG6 features the same Core i9-12900H processor as the NAD9, MINISFORUM has also included the Radeon RX 6600M GPU for improved graphics performance.
Inkplate 2: Espressif ESP32-based ePaper display lands on Kickstarter with Arduino compatibility
Soldered Electronics has brought a new ePaper display to Kickstarter. Dubbed the Inkplate 2, the Arduino-compatible board contains a 2.13-inch and triple-colour ePaper panel sat atop of an Espressif ESP32 microcontroller. The Inkplate 2 is available to back now for US$35.
Nokia T21: Budget Android tablet starts shipping in Europe at higher than expected prices
HMD Global is now selling the Nokia T21 after introducing the tablet in September at IFA 2022. While the tablet remains unchanged from its debut over three months ago, HMD Global has decided to raise prices, with the Nokia T21 no longer starting at €219.
Beelink SER6 and SER6 Pro showcased ahead of December shipments
Beelink has announced the SER6 and SER6 Pro, a pair of mini-PCs running AMD’s latest Zen 3+ APUs. Available from US$549 and US$649 respectively, the pair are already available to pre-order but will not begin shipping until sometime next month.
ONEXPLAYER 2: Release date and more details about upcoming gaming handheld teased
One-netbook has shared more information about the ONEXPLAYER 2, a gaming handheld that will now be orderable next month. With the company adjusting the device’s launch date, it has also outlined when people should expect to receive their ONEXPLAYER 2 units, among other details.
Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus revealed in FCC listings
The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus are expected to mirror the design of their predecessors, albeit with a few Galaxy S22 Ultra-inspired differences. Most improvements for Samsung’s next-generation flagships will be internal though, such as the global adoption of Snapdragon chipsets. Recent FCC certifications have highlighted that larger batteries should be headed to the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus, too.
Galaxy Unpacked: Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra release window leaks
According to reports from South Korean media, Samsung has settled on a date for the release of the Galaxy S23 series. To be unveiled at another Galaxy Unpacked event, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra are tipped to make their entrance in San Francisco before embarking on a global release.
Xiaomi describes performance upgrades for Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro
Xiaomi has outlined more Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro specifications ahead of the pair’s announcement this Thursday. Meanwhile, Xiaomi 13 Pro colours have leaked online, courtesy of an official-looking render and a hands-on image with three models.
MIUI 14: Xiaomi boasts OS update is ‘light as a swallow’ thanks to Project Razor cutbacks
Xiaomi continues to tease MIUI 14 on social media, having recently confirmed the OS update’s inclusion in the forthcoming Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. Arriving on December 1, Xiaomi claims it enacted ‘Project Razor’ last year to improve MIUI in three major areas.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14: 2023 model leaks with AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS APU
ASUS has certified another upcoming ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop in South Korea. This time, the company has registered a new version of the ROG Zephyrus G14, which appears to rely on another 35 W AMD Ryzen APU.
LG Display moves production exclusively to OLED.EX panels for future OLED Smart TVs
LG Display has announced that all future OLED panels will be based on OLED.EX technology, a panel type that uses deuterium for improved efficiency. The change should mean that cheaper OLED Smart TVs will benefit from brighter panels too, albeit perhaps only when LG Display exhausts stocks of older OLED panels.
ASUS Zephyrus M16 2023: Leaked device picture confirms design change
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 2023 has leaked ahead of its release. Likely equipped with Intel Raptor Lake processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, the new ROG Zephyrus M16 also features a revised camera module.
Gigabyte certifies NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti along with various upcoming RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX cards
Gigabyte has pointed to fresh desktop graphics card releases. Based on recent regulatory body filings, NVIDIA is working toward launching the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, while AMD will make reference cards available to its board partners. Additionally, Gigabyte has certified numerous Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX cards.
Two LG UltraGear 34-inch gaming monitors receive 25% savings in Cyber Monday deals
Amazon has reduced a pair of 34-inch LG UltraGear gaming monitors. Both available at 25% discounts, the UltraGear 34GP63A-B and UltraGear 34GP83A-B can operate at 160 Hz and 1440p, among other features.
Realme Watch 3 Pro and Buds Air 3S to receive European launch next month
According to new reports, Realme plans to bring two of its new wearables to Europe next month. Supposedly, the company will introduce the Realme Watch 3 Pro and the Realme Buds Air 3S, which it has already released in other markets like India.
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro hands-on photos reveal large camera modules and design differences
Xiaomi will officially present the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro this Thursday, having only announced plans to do so earlier today. However, photos have already leaked online showing the pair side by side, revealing what to expect from Xiaomi’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-based flagships in the process.
Xiaomi teases features and MIUI 14 launch software for Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro while outlining release date
Xiaomi has started teasing the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, a pair of flagships that the company had already confirmed would rely on the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Not only has Xiaomi revealed the Xiaomi 13 series’ launch date, but it has also detailed their launch software and a few hardware features.
Huawei Watch Buds: Hands-on video highlights hinged design ahead of early December release
A hands-on video showing the Huawei Watch Buds has surfaced online. Seemingly a retail unit, another leak has outlined the smartwatch’s release date, which may coincide with several other Huawei products.
Xiaomi Redmi K60E revealed as reworked Redmi K50S and Xiaomi 12T sibling
More details about the Redmi K60E have emerged ahead of the Redmi K60 series’ introduction in China. The Redmi K60E is rumoured to be the Redmi K50S by another name, itself a Chinese version of the Xiaomi 12T, albeit with an improved MediaTek Dimensity chipset.
Neptune HX99G: New MINISFORUM mini-PC previewed with Ryzen 9 6900HX and Radeon RX 6600M combination
MINISFORUM has showcased the Neptune HX99G in Japan ahead of the mini-PC’s release later this year. Equipped with one of AMD’s most powerful laptop APUs, the Neptune HX99G will also be available with the Radeon RX 6600M and plenty of ports.
Xiaomi Redmi K60, Redmi K60 Pro and Redmi K60E detailed with various MediaTek and Snapdragon chipsets and 120 W charging for top model
According to a new report, Xiaomi has decided to kick off the Redmi K60 series with three models, including the mysterious Redmi K60E. Bizarrely, the regular Redmi K60 is rumoured to launch with a more powerful and newer chipset than the Redmi K60 Pro. Meanwhile, the Redmi K60 trio have also stopped by the 3C in China.
RedMagic 8 Pro details emerge with 165 W fast charging and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in tow
Initial RedMagic 8 Pro certifications point towards the flagship offering even more outlandish charging capabilities than the current RedMagic 7 Pro or RedMagic 7S Pro. To be available with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the RedMagic 8 Pro should arrive later this year in China before a global release in early 2023.
Zotac announces new ZBOX mini-PCs with Intel Alder Lake-P processors
Zotac has updated its ZBOX C series of mini-PCs to Intel’s latest set of mobile processors. Offered with 28 W Intel Alder Lake parts, the ZBOX CI627 nano, ZBOX CI647 nano and ZBOX CI667 nano all contain numerous ports but also some odd carryovers from older ZBOX C machines.
GMKtec presents NucBox 9 mini-PC with AMD Ryzen 5 5600U and 16 GB RAM
GMKtec has started selling another mini-PC following last month’s launch of the NucBox 8. This time, the company has released the NucBox 9, a significantly more powerful option than the NucBox 8 on account of its AMD Ryzen 5 5600U APU.
Nothing Phone (1) updated with improved experimental AirPods support
Nothing has released Nothing OS 1.1.7 for the Phone (1). Not only does the new OS update contain bug fixes and improvements, but it also brings improved AirPods support for Nothing’s first smartphone.
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro return excellent Geekbench 5 scores thanks to Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro are right around the corner, with both smartphones set to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Early Geekbench 5 scores suggest that this chipset change alone will yield massive performance improvements compared to the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro, which utilised the much-maligned Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Samsung releases FIFA World Cup 2022-themed update for Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Samsung has released new updates for the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, its latest pair of smartwatches. Rolling out as AVK7, the update contains a FIFA World Cup 2022-themed watch face with various customisation options, among other changes.
Huawei Watch Buds: Retail packaging leaks for smartwatch with removable earbuds
It seems that Huawei is planning to release another unique take on the smartwatch, having recently introduced the Watch GT Cyber. While the company has not confirmed anything yet, retail packing of the Huawei Watch Buds has leaked, in which the smartwatch’s hinged display and removable earbuds can clearly be seen.
Philips 27B1U7903: High-end professional monitor launches with Mini LED local dimming zones and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
The Philips 27B1U7903 is the company’s latest premium monitor aimed at professionals. Equipped with a 27-inch panel that outputs at 4K, the Philips 27B1U7903 also relies on Mini LED backlights to deliver up to 1,400 cd/m² when displaying HDR content. The Philips 27B1U7903 has a built-in USB hub and Gigabit Ethernet, among other features.
Banana Pi BPI-M6 previewed with M.2 Key E expansion and powerful NPU
Banana Pi has another single-board computer on the boil, with the company having now showcased the BPI-M6. Pricing and availability have not been confirmed yet, but Banana Pi has outlined all key specifications, including that the SBC will be available with four ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores and 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5: Amazon reduces regular and Pro models in multiple colours
The Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro may only be a few months old, but Samsung and Amazon have sought to include all Galaxy Watch5 series models in their Black Friday promotions. Now starting at US$229 for the cheapest Galaxy Watch5 during Black Friday, the Galaxy Watch5 series tops out at US$429.99 for the LTE version of the Galaxy Watch5 Pro.
Radxa E25: Upgradeable networking device arrives for US$59 with 2.5 Gbit Ethernet and optional WiFi 6 connectivity
The Radxa E25 is a mini-PC designed as a headless server or a router. Equipped with up to 8 GB of RAM, the machine comes with a pair of 2.5 Gbit Ethernet connections, supports numerous connectivity options and runs various Linux server images.
LG UltraGear 45GR95QE pricing and release date confirmed for new curved OLED gaming monitor
LG has finally outlined pricing for the UltraGear 45GR95QE, the company’s upcoming 45-inch and 800R curved gaming monitor. Sporting an AGLR OLED panel that operates at up to 240 Hz, the UltraGear 45GR95QE will be orderable from next month but will not begin shipping before Christmas.
Multiple AMD Ryzen 4000G, Ryzen 5000X and Ryzen 7000X processors receive significant reductions during Amazon Black Friday sales
Amazon is offering substantial savings across AMD’s desktop product stack. From the Ryzen 5 4600G to the Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 5000X models in between, the deals provide a more cost-effective way of upgrading an existing Socket AM4 build or adopting AMD’s latest Socket AM5 platform.
MSI Project 491C: World’s first ‘Super Ultra-Wide’ QD OLED and 240 Hz gaming monitor teased ahead of CES 2023 introduction
MSI has unveiled a new QD OLED monitor before a full CES 2023 showcased. Dubbed ‘Project 491C’ and reliant on a Samsung Display panel, the device is the first ‘super ultra-wide’ curved gaming monitor.
Apple clarifies lack of high-definition Bluetooth codec support for AirPods Max and AirPods Pro 2
While the AirPods Max and AirPods Pro 2 have been heralded as offering excellent audio quality for their class, neither support high-definition Bluetooth audio codecs. Instead, both peak at 256 kbps over AAC, or SBC if you are not using an Apple product. Finally, an Apple engineer has commented on why the company has elected against supporting LDAC, aptX or equivalents.
Honor Earbuds 3i: New TWS earbuds arrive with ANC and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity
Honor has introduced the Earbuds 3i, a new pair of TWS earbuds that support ANC and Bluetooth 5.2. Equipped with 10 mm drivers, the Honor Earbuds 3i also features touch controls and offers up to 10 hours of battery life.
Samsung Galaxy A34 renders and dimensions leak online
High-resolution renders of the Samsung Galaxy A34 have surfaced, courtesy of @OnLeaks & Giznext. Arriving months ahead of the device’s presumed release window, the Galaxy A34 sports a few changes from the Galaxy A33 5G, including fewer rear-facing cameras.
DJI Mavic 3M unveiled with multispectral sensors and five cameras
DJI has introduced yet another Mavic 3 series drone. The Mavic 3M is the antithesis of the Mavic 3 Classic, with DJI adding more cameras this time around. DJI has equipped the Mavic 3M with multispectral sensors for measuring the land beneath it mid-flight, among other uses.
DJI Mini 3: FCC sighting and hands-on photo surface for DJI Mini 2 successor
DJI may have released the Mini 3 Pro earlier this year, but the company is not done with the Mini 3 series yet. Based on a series of leaks, DJI is preparing to release the regular Mini 3, a replacement for the Mini 2 and what should be a cheaper alternative to the Mini 3 Pro.
GKD Mini Plus Classic: Launch price confirmed for compact gaming handheld
GKD is close to launching the Mini Plus Classic outside China, having revealed the gaming handheld in September. The GKD Mini Plus Classic features a 3.5-inch display, a Rockchip RK3566 chipset and 1 GB of RAM, plus a 3,000 mAh battery.
Unihertz starts selling compact Jelly 2E smartphone for US$159.99 in multiple markets
The Unihertz Jelly 2E is now available to order, a few weeks after the company introduced the pocket smartphone. Equipped with a 3-inch display and a MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, the Unihertz Jelly 2E is a cheaper alternative to the regular Jelly 2.
Sony WF-1000XM4: Substantial savings to be had for premium earbuds in both colours during Black Friday promotions
The Sony WF-1000XM4 launched for US$279.99, but the premium earbuds can be picked up for as little as US$178 during this year’s Black Friday deals. Available at a discounted price in either colour, the WF-1000XM4 supports the high-resolution LDAC codec and lasts up to 8 hours between charges, among other features.
RingConn: Oura Ring 3 competitor lands on Indiegogo for US$149
RingConn has started selling its eponymous Smart Ring on crowdfunding website Indiegogo. Available from US$149, RingConn boasts that its Smart Ring outperforms the Oura Ring 3 in every aspect.
OnePlus 10T: Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 flagship receives price cuts across all SKUs
Amazon and OnePlus have reduced the OnePlus 10T during Black Friday. Available for as little as US$575 on Amazon, the OnePlus 10T features the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, a 120 Hz display and supports 150 W fast charging, among other features.
Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition introduced with unique and limited design
Xiaomi has presented a new version of the Xiaomi 12T Pro, roughly 6 weeks after releasing the standard Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro. Produced in collaboration with Daniel Arsham, the Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition features a special design and will be sold in limited numbers.
Xiaomi 13: Lu Weibing teases new flagship series release later this month
Xiaomi may offer a glimpse of its next-generation flagships sooner than expected. While there had been rumours of a December release for the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, Lu Weibing, Xiaomi Group China President and Redmi General Manager, has hinted at a November release instead.
Motorola Edge 40 Pro: Specifications detailed for Moto X40 global model
A well-known leaker has shared several specifications for the Edge 40 Pro, the Motorola X40’s global sibling. With the Motorola Edge 40 Pro retaining the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 of the Motorola X40, the former should also provide a 4,610 mAh battery and 125 W fast charging, among other features.
Huawei MatePad SE: Budget tablet arrives in Europe for €149.99
Huawei has brought the MatePad SE to Europe, where it has arrived for under €150. Equipped with a 10.4-inch display that outputs at 1200p, the MatePad SE also ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset and HarmonyOS 3, among other features.
Huawei Watch D receives new features with latest HarmonyOS 2.1 update
Huawei has released HarmonyOS 188.8.131.528 for the Watch D, its first smartwatch that can measure blood pressure levels. Rolling out now, the new update adds a few quality-of-life improvements for the Huawei Watch D, including the option of replying to notifications from third-party messaging apps.
Diesel Griffed Gen 6: Fossil Group releases another Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus smartwatch with Wear OS 3
The Fossil Group has released a new Diesel-branded smartwatch. Sold as the Diesel Gen 6 Griffed, the device utilises Qualcomm’s older Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus platform but ships with Wear OS 3, Google’s latest smartwatch OS.
AirPods Pro 2: Apple’s latest TWS earbuds offer significantly lower Bluetooth latency than their predecessors
Apple markets the latest AirPods Pro as delivering improved sound quality, long battery life and superior noise cancellation than the AirPods Pro 1. However, new independent tests have determined that Apple has made strides in reducing Bluetooth latency between generations, which should make the AirPods Pro 2 better suited for gaming than previous AirPods.
Google Pixel Buds Pro receives 25% discount in all four colours
Google has shaved a quarter off the MSRP of the Pixel Buds Pro as part of its Black Friday promotions. Now available for US$149.99 in all colours, the Pixel Buds Pro supports ANC, Bluetooth multipoint and a 5-band EQ, among other features.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 receives US$50 and 20% discount two months after release
The Apple AirPods Pro 2 is available at a US$50 discount during Black Friday promotions. Only available in one colour, the AirPods Pro 2 are still full price when ordered from Apple directly.
Motorola ‘Penang5G’ leaks ahead of 2023 North American release
According to reports, Motorola has developed a new budget Android smartphone for release in North America. Due sometime next year, ‘Penang5G’ will be joined by ‘Penang4G’ and ‘Penang+’ too.
One UI 5: Samsung wants to finish Android 13 update rollout next month, two months ahead of schedule
According to Samsung’s official update schedule, many devices will remain on Android 12 until early 2023. However, a company VP has now outlined plans to change things up and finish before the end of the year.
OnePlus Ace 2 specifications leak online with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and 100 W fast charging
A renowned leaker has shared specifications for the OnePlus Ace 2, a smartphone that is likely to launch in various markets under different names. Surprisingly, the OnePlus Ace 2 will be available with a flagship chipset, as well as a high-resolution display.
Honor Magic Vs: New flagship foldable lands in China as company reveals global launch window
Honor has launched the Magic Vs in China, a smartphone that the company claims ‘pushes industry benchmarks’ in not only design and performance, but also in user experience and display quality. Available from today in China for CNY 7,499 (~US$1,050), Honor has teased when the Magic Vs will be coming to markets, too.
Anbernic RG505: OLED gaming handheld launches for US$147.99 with Android 12
Anbernic has started selling another gaming handheld. Arriving as the RG505, the device relies on the Unisoc Tiger T618, 4 GB of RAM and an OLED display that measures 4.95-inches across.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 FE: Rumours surface for new cheaper Galaxy Tab S8 series option
According to new reports, Samsung is preparing to release a new 'Fan Edition' tablet. Billed as being part of the Galaxy Tab S8 series, the tablet utilises a weaker processor than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, as well as a cheaper display, among other changes.
Huawei Watch FIT 2 receives new features with major software update
Huawei has started distributing a new update to the Watch FIT 2, one of the company’s many smartwatches. Rolling out as HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206, the update brings several new features to the Watch FIT 2, such as a Running Ability Index metric and the expansion of the device’s alarm functionality.
Google Pixel Watch receives new sleep features with latest software update
Google has brought a feature from Fitbit to the Pixel Watch. Available globally, Sleep Profiles is aimed at detecting changes in sleep patterns. The new feature is tied to a Fitbit Premium membership though, which costs US$9.99 per month or US$79.99 annually.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II: Premium earbuds to land Qualcomm aptX Lossless support
Bose has outlined plans to upgrade its QuietComfort Earbuds II. Already billed as offering the world's best ANC, the QuietComfort Earbuds II will soon be capable of aptX Lossless, one of two new Qualcomm sound platforms.
Xiaomi 13: Leaker describes new 50 MP camera sensor with OIS and 120 W fast charging for upcoming flagship
Xiaomi is expected to announce the Xiaomi 13 series in a few weeks, albeit only in China. In the meantime, Digital Chat Station has described several features of the Xiaomi 13, which will arrive with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
Xiaomi Redmi K60 concept renders showcase design of global POCO F5 model
Concept renders of the Redmi K60 have provided a look at what could be to come from one of Xiaomi's next flagship Redmi smartphones. Anticipated for an early 2023 release, the Redmi K60 should launch globally as the POCO F5, as the Redmi K50 did with the POCO F4.
ONEXPLAYER mini: New model announced with Intel Pentium Gold 8505, 7-inch display and 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM for US$599
One-netbook has started selling an Intel Pentium Gold 8505-powered version of the ONEXPLAYER mini. Sold with a 1200p display and in two colours, the ONEXPLAYER mini also has 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 512 GB of storage and a 48 Wh battery, among other features.
ONEXPLAYER 2: One-netbook teases new gaming handheld with Nintendo Switch-style detachable controllers
One-netbook has shared details about the ONEXPLAYER 2, a gaming handheld that takes the form factor of the original ONEXPLAYER and crosses it with a Nintendo Switch. To be available with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and an equivalent Intel Alder Lake processor, the ONEXPLAYER 2 will also contain a larger battery than many ultrabooks.
LG UltraGear 27GR95QE-B: 27-inch OLED gaming monitor announced with 2.5K resolution and 240 Hz refresh rate for US$999
LG has unveiled the 27GR95QE-B, another edition in the UltraGear series. Equipped with a 27-inch OLED panel, the UltraGear 27GR95QE-B combines a 2.5K resolution with a 240 Hz refresh rate, as well as AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, among other features.
YOGA Paper: Lenovo confirms new details about E Ink tablet ahead of release
Lenovo has previewed the YOGA Paper again on social media. In a series of pictures posted to Weibo, Lenovo has confirmed the device's design, several features and a few accessories.
Huawei Vision Glass: New Micro OLED smart glasses can create up to a 120-inch virtual display
Huawei has introduced a new pair of smart glasses in China. Sold as the Vision Glass, the smart glasses can reproduce giant and colour-accurate virtual displays thanks to Micro OLED displays.
MIUI 14 teased as the most efficient Android-based OS before release
According to a Xiaomi executive responsible for the company's smartphone software, MIUI 14 will launch as a considerably more streamlined and less bloated OS than its predecessor. Not only has the executive teased that MIUI 14 will run more smoothly than MIUI 13, but they have also finally revealed MIUI 14's logo too.
Bigme Galy: 8-inch eReader launches with colour display and Google Play Store access
The Bigme Galy has reached Kickstarter, where it sells for US$540. Offered with an 8-inch colour E Ink display, the Bigme Galy also runs Android 11 and supports active pen input, among other features.
Vivo X90: Specifications surface on TENAA with MediaTek Dimensity 9200, 120 W fast charging and 50 MP triple camera
The launch of the Vivo X90 series is right around the corner, with Vivo set to present its next flagship smartphones on November 22. In the meantime, the Vivo X90 has emerged on TENAA, revealing several specifications about the handset in the process.
NVIDIA releases fix for blank screen issues when booting GeForce RTX 4080 and GeForce RTX 4090
NVIDIA has issued a firmware update to resolve a problem with the new GeForce RTX 4080 and GeForce RTX 4090. Rolling out via the Firmware Update Tool v1.2, the change needed could not be applied with a driver update.
OnePlus, Vivo, Xiaomi and others start confirming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 usage in upcoming flagship smartphones
With Qualcomm having now announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, numerous smartphone manufacturers have now committed to using the new flagship chipset, as well as the smartphone series in which it will feature. From the OnePlus 11 to the Xiaomi 13 and many others in between, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 should be available in some markets before Christmas.
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max get a revised always-on display with iOS 16.2
Apple received plenty of criticism for how it integrated always-on display functionality for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. While the mode was almost indistinguishable from iOS 16's active lock screen, it seems that this could change with iOS 16.2, a preview of which Apple already offers in Beta 3.
AOC launches two new AGON 5 gaming monitors with 240 Hz refresh rates and 2.5K resolutions
AOC has introduced the AGON AG275QZ/EU and AGON AG275QZN/EU, two new gaming monitors that fall under the company’s AGON 5 series. Available later this month, the pair combine 240 Hz native refresh rates with 2.5K resolutions and low response times, among other features.
OnePlus updates six smartphones to OxygenOS 13, including OnePlus 8 series
OnePlus has continued its Android 13 and OxygenOS 13 rollout at impressive speed. Having already updated last year’s OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, it has now rolled out OxygenOS 13 to another six smartphones. From today, the Android 13-based update should be available on the OnePlus 8 series, plus the OnePlus 9T, OnePlus 9RT and the OnePlus 10R.
Lenovo Tab Extreme leaks with MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Android 13 and a 3K display
Lenovo is preparing to bring a high-end and MediaTek-powered Android tablet to market. While the company has not commented on the device yet, a recent Google Play Console listing reveals that the device will arrive as the Lenovo Tab Extreme with a high-resolution display.
Apple TV 4K: New 128 GB model cannot access more than 64 GB of storage on tvOS 16
Apple finally brought 128 GB of storage to the Apple TV 4K with the 2022 model. While the most expensive Apple TV 4K also supports Ethernet and Thread networking, tvOS 16 currently prevents it from accessing more than 64 GB of storage. The current tvOS 16.2 beta does not address this bug, either.
TinyTV 2 and TinyTV Mini arrive with ridiculous proportions
TinyCircuits has introduced the TinyTV 2 and TinyTV Mini, successors to the three-year-old TinyTV. Available for US$49 via Kickstarter, the pair should start shipping in March 2023 in a choice of two colours each.
AMD finally compares Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 and shares new gaming benchmarks
AMD may have announced the Radeon RX 7900 series a few weeks ago, but it has taken the company until now to reveal how its latest offerings compare against the RTX 4080, NVIDIA's latest Ada Lovelace architecture card. Unsurprisingly, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX offers better value for money than the RTX 4080 while also usurping the performance of the Radeon RX 6950 XT.
Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro, Galaxy M32 5G and Galaxy M52 5G receive One UI 5 ahead of schedule
Samsung continues to upgrade its product stack to One UI 5 at breakneck speed. Not only has the company brought the Android 13-based update to the Galaxy Tab S8 series this week, but it has also delivered it to devices that were not scheduled to receive One UI 5 until December. Regardless, the Galaxy XCover6 Pro, Galaxy M32 5G and Galaxy M52 5G are now eligible for the update in several European countries.
Google brings more Fitbit features to Pixel Watch app
Google has released new features to the Pixel Watch app as part of its November 2022 update. Not only has Google included several bug fixes, but the company has also integrated greater Fitbit functionality, which still remains lacking compared to Fitbit's flagship smartwatches.
Higole Gole1 R: Mini-PC arrives on Kickstarter with a built-in display and HDMI 2.1 connectivity
Higole has brought another unusual mini-PC to market. This time, the company has introduced the Gole1 R, a Rockchip RK3588-based device that has a 5.5-inch built-in display for running Android 12, Linux or Ubuntu.
Morefine M600: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and DDR5 RAM mini-PC launches with multiple configuration options
Morefine is now offering the M600, a mini-PC powered by the AMD Zen 3+ architecture. Starting at US$438 as a barebones system, the Morefine M600 is available with a choice of Ryzen 6000 APUs and up to 64 GB of RAM with 1 TB of storage.
Orange Pi 5 lands for US$60 with Rockchip RK3588S and 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM
Pre-orders have opened for Orange Pi 5, the company's latest single-board computer. Equipped with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, the Orange Pi 5 also features the Rockchip RK3588S chipset. At launch, the Orange Pi 5 supports OrangePi OS, Android 12 and Debian 11.
Redmi Note 12: Leaker tips earlier than expected global launch for Xiaomi’s new mid-range monsters
According to reports, Xiaomi is looking to release the Redmi Note 12 series outside China a couple of months earlier than anticipated. While it took Xiaomi until Q1 2022 to release the Redmi Note 11 series globally, the likes of the Redmi Note 12 and Redmi Note 12 Pro could debut in Asia and Europe as soon as December.
DIZO Watch R Talk Go: New smartwatch launches for US$59.99 in three colours
DIZO may have the Watch D Plus in the pipeline, but the company has also just started selling the Watch R Talk Go. Available globally, the Watch R Talk Go ships in three colours, each with matching watch bands. The DIZO Watch R Talk Go should offer long battery life too, among other features.
Samsung starts upgrading Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra to Android 13 with One UI 5 updates
Samsung has started distributing the first major update for the Galaxy Tab S8 series. Rolling out now to the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, the updates pack many new features, including DeX improvements and greater colour customisation options.
Teclast M40 Plus: New Android tablet arrives with 10.1-inch and 1200p display for under US$140
Teclast has introduced the M40 Plus, a 10.1-inch tablet with a 1200p display and a Mediatek Kompanio 500 MT8183 chipset. Offered in a Sea Blue colourway, the Teclast M40 Plus comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage for less than US$140.
Xiaomi POCO X5 5G surfaces at regulatory bodies ahead of global release
Xiaomi is moving closer to releasing the POCO X5, a handset that the FCC has revealed will launch with MIUI 14, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 5G modem. Reputedly set to arrive with a 120 Hz display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, the POCO X5 will receive dedicated Chinese, global and Indian releases.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9: Latest model marks major repairability improvements for 2-in-1 series
Microsoft continues to improve the repairability of the Surface Pro series. While the Surface Pro 7 was one of the least repairable devices when it arrived two years ago, the Surface Pro 9 makes improvements in all areas. Microsoft plans to offer spare parts and repair guides for its latest Surface Pro within the next few months too.
Pixel 7a: Google code confirms numerous upgrades for company's next mid-range smartphone
It seems that Google is preparing to bring major upgrades to its Pixel a series with next year's Pixel 7a. Not only will Google finally move on from the 12 MP sensor used by the Pixel 3 to the Pixel 6a, but it will also bring wireless charging and 90 Hz displays to its mid-range offering.
Pimax Portal: Gaming handheld, VR headset and AMD Ryzen 7 6800U mini-PC extraordinaire revealed
Pimax has revealed the Portal, a gaming handheld based on Android. Not only can the Pimax Portal be used as a compact gaming device, but it is capable of integrating with a VR headset, an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-powered mini-PC or a gaming PC for a wireless VR experience.
Hardkernel ODROID-N2L: Amlogic S922X-based SBC launches for US$59 with active cooling
Hardkernel is now offering a new single-board computer (SBC) powered by the Amlogic S922X chipset and up to 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Sold as the ODROID-N2L, the SBC is actively cooled, supports eMMC flash storage and has a 40-pin GPIO header, among other features.
Chuwi CoreBox: Refreshed mini-PC arrives with Intel Alder Lake processor, LPDDR5 RAM and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
Chuwi has launched a new version of the CoreBox, now described as CoreBox 4th. Not only has Chuwi upgraded the mini-PC to Intel's Alder Lake architecture, but it has also introduced LPDDR5 RAM for the CoreBox, as well as support for external graphics card enclosures thanks to Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
Razer Wolverine V2 Pro: New controller launches with PlayStation 5 compatibility to rival Sony DualSense Edge
Razer has introduced the Wolverine V2 Pro, a controller that supports the PlayStation 5 and PCs. Equipped with numerous features for competitive gamers, the Wolverine V2 Pro will ship sooner than Sony's DualSense Edge wireless controller, which will not be available until late January 2023.
Apple fixes AirPods Pro 2 issue with Google Pixel smartphones and adds new Beats Studio Buds feature as part of wider audio product updates
Apple has released numerous firmware updates for its various AirPods and Beats earbuds. As well as updating headphones too, Apple has issued a new update for the AirTags, which have now reached firmware version 2.0.24.
Realme 10 5G presented with a sharp design as second member in Realme 10 series
Realme has unveiled the Realme 10 5G, a smartphone that arrives a few days after the Realme 10 4G. Already orderable in China, the Realme 10 5G has a Dimensity 700 chipset, 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage. The Realme 10 5G has a 50 MP primary and a 5,000 mAh battery too, among other features.
Samsung causes new problems for Galaxy Watch4 series smartwatches with latest software update designed to fix critical issue
Samsung has released a new update for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic to fix a major issue that it introduced with last month's software update for the pair. Rolling out as GVK4, the new update includes a 'power operation-related stabilisation code' to prevent units from bricking when they power off. Unfortunately, it seems that the new update causes other issues for the Galaxy Watch4 generation.
Samsung issues stable One UI 5 updates for Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4
Samsung continues to bring its smartphones onto One UI 5 at speed. No sooner has the company started upgrading the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series than it has commenced rollouts for five other Galaxy smartphones. Next up for One UI 5 is the Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4.
OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro receive stable OxygenOS 13 builds based on Android 13 in Europe, India and North America
OnePlus has started distributing stable Android 13-based builds globally for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Rolling out as Oxygen OS 13.0, the updates are available for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro handsets sold in Europe, India and North America.
Apple Mac mini: YouTuber repurposes Apple M1 mini-PC for Nintendo Wii-based project
The design of the Mac mini has remained largely unchanged since 2010, despite Apple moving the mini-PC from Intel to ARM-based chipsets. While others have miniaturised the Apple M1-based Mac mini, Luke Miani has modified the mini-PC to recreate a Nintendo Wii capable of gaming in 4K.
AMD Raise The Game: New bundle starts with up to two free games when purchasing Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards
AMD has announced a new ‘Raise the Game’ bundle for new Radeon RX 6000 graphics card purchases. Billed as offering two games for free, AMD has included numerous participating retailers, which should allow people to get the best price on the likes of the Radeon RX 6600 and RX 6800 while still being eligible to claim the free game bundle.
DIZO Watch D Plus previewed with an even larger display than original DIZO Watch D
DIZO has all but launched the Watch D Plus, a larger version of the Watch D. While the Watch D has a 1.8-inch display, the Watch D Plus promises to house a 1.85-inch panel on your wrist. Available from next week in India, DIZO has confirmed not only the price of its upcoming smartwatch but also its various features and colours.
Honor Magic Vs: Next-generation foldable launch date confirmed following emergence of leaked design and specifications
Honor has begun teasing the Magic Vs, its next-generation foldable smartphone. Launching later this month and after Qualcomm's annual summit, the Magic Vs has an incredibly thin design and is rumoured to be packing a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Nokia Streaming Box 8010: Upgraded streaming box launches with a new ARM chipset and more memory
StreamView has released the Nokia Streaming Box 8010, building on the older Streaming Box 8000. While the pair have similar model numbers, the Streaming Box 8010 contains significantly more memory and an upgraded ARM chipset to power Android TV 11.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti: Packaging, specifications and release dates leak for re-branded RTX 4080 12 GB
It seems that NVIDIA is on course to relaunch the RTX 4080 12 GB. Now called the RTX 4070 Ti, the graphics card retains the same product board and SKU as the RTX 4080 12 GB but with a reduced launch price. Not only has RTX 4070 Ti packaging leaked, but also several dates concerning the card’s announcement and release.
Leica Leitz Phone 2: Re-bodied Sharp Aquos R7 previewed globally ahead of Japan-only launch
Leica has introduced the Leitz Phone 2, a flagship smartphone that it will only sell in Japan. Announced globally, the Leitz Phone 2 borrows heavily from the Sharp Aquos R7 while staying true to its predecessor.
Leaker reveals specifications for possible Realme GT Neo 4 or OnePlus Ace 2
According to Digital Chat Station, BBK Electronics’ subsidiaries have a Redmi K60 series competitor on the horizon. Thought to be the Realme GT Neo 4 or the OnePlus Ace 2, the handset is believed to offer the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, as well as other high-end components.
Xiaomi Redmi 11A: Design and specifications leak for upcoming budget smartphone
TENAA has certified the Redmi 11A, an upcoming entry-level smartphone presumed to be the successor of the current Redmi 10A. Equipped with two rear-facing cameras, the Xiaomi Redmi 11A also features biometric authentication and a 6.7-inch display on its other side.
Polar Ignite 3: Revamped smartwatch launches in multiple colours for US$329.95
Polar has announced the Ignite 3, a successor to the Ignite 2 that improves upon the outgoing smartwatch in many areas. Not only does the Ignite 3 have a more modern design, but Polar has also included an AMOLED display and a larger battery, among other changes.
OnePlus Nord CE 3: Leaked specifications point to 120 Hz display, 5,000 mAh battery and 108 MP camera
According to new reports, OnePlus has finalised specifications for the Nord CE 3. Supposedly equipped with the Snapdragon 695 5G, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 is tipped to arrive with a 120 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 67 W fast charging, among other features.
Galaxy Z Flip4 Maison Margiela Edition: Samsung reveals limited edition foldable smartphone with custom design, new accessories and a 'new UX design'
Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Z Flip4 Maison Margiela Edition, a limited edition smartphone created in collaboration with fashion house Maison Margiela. Built with a new design, a revised UX and one-off accessories, the Maison Margiela Edition will be available from the start of December in a few countries.
Realme 10: MediaTek Helio G99-powered smartphone arrives with 50 MP camera and Super AMOLED display for US$230
Realme has revealed the Realme 10, a 4G smartphone that combines the MediaTek Helio G99 with a 90 Hz display. Available with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, the Realme 10 also has a 50 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 33 W fast charging.
Apple iPhone V: Functional foldable iPhone presented in clamshell form factor
A modder has repurposed an iPhone to create the iPhone V, a foldable iPhone that borrows from the Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr series. Created years before Apple is rumoured to dip its toes into foldable display technology, the iPhone V sticks with the clamshell form factor pushed by the likes of Motorola and Samsung.
Realme 10 Pro Plus teased as having extremely thin display bezels ahead of November 17 launch
Realme has outlined a few details about one of the members in its forthcoming Realme 10 series. While the Realme 10 Pro Plus resembles contemporary flagship smartphones, the handset is expected to disrupt the mid-range market instead.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic received botched update that bricks some smartwatches
Samsung has acknowledged that the latest update for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic can cause some units to stop working entirely. Although the company has not necessarily resolved the software issue, it claims to have halted the update rollout and is taking steps to remedy affected smartwatches.
LG Display reveals world's first Stretchable display with micro-LEDs
LG Display has presented the Stretchable display, which it claims offers 20% stretchability and a 100 PPI. Currently a prototype, LG Display hints that the display technology could be used in fashion, gaming, wearables and vehicles.
Garmin Instinct Crossover: New hybrid smartwatch launches in three variants from US$499.99
Garmin has unveiled the Instinct Crossover, a new hybrid smartwatch series that comes in Solar and Tactical variants. Available from US$499.99, Instinct Crossover Solar models boast 'Infinite Battery Life', according to Garmin.
iFixit starts stocking Pixel 6a spare parts as collaboration with Google deepen
iFixit has started selling spare parts for the Google Pixel 6a. From replacement battery and display adhesives to camera modules and a new display, it is now possible to repair the Pixel 6a yourself with genuine Google parts.
Google sends out November 2022 update for Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and earlier Pixel smartphones
Google has started distributing a new update to all Pixel smartphones from the Pixel 4a series onwards. While Google has released the November 2022 update to all eligible Pixel smartphones, this month's update pays particular attention to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, with several device-specific bug fixes related to display power consumption and thermal performance, among other changes.
Retroid Pocket 3+ launches with performance upgrades in multiple colours
Retroid has introduced a new version of the Pocket 3. Sold as the Pocket 3+, the gaming handheld has a 4.7-inch display, a Unisoc T618 chipset and 4 GB of RAM but only features the outdated Android 11.
Vivo X90 Pro Plus: Hands-on images reveal design, Zeiss optics and 'Xtreme Imagination' rear cameras
Hands-on photos of Vivo's next flagship smartphone have emerged online. Sporting four rear-facing cameras, the X90 Pro is expected to launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and 'Xtreme Imagination' cameras, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi K60: Entry-level model passes through 3C as camera details leak
New details about the Redmi K60 series have leaked online. Not only has Xiaomi certified the Redmi K60 with the 3C in China, but Digital Chat Station has also outlined more camera specifications.
MediaTek Dimensity 9200: New flagship chipset debuts with ARM Cortex-X3 CPU and Immortalis-G715 GPU cores built around TSMC N4P node
MediaTek has unveiled the Dimensity 9200, its latest flagship chipset and the first with ARM's Cortex-X3 GPU. Based on the TSMC N4P node, the Dimensity 9200 promises to deliver better performance than the Dimensity 9000 with significantly reduced power consumption, among other advantages.
LILYGO T7 S3 ESP32-S3: New ESP32-based arrives with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LiPo battery support within a tiny profile
LILYGO has introduced the T7 S3 ESP32-S3, a developer board that supports Arduino IDE, MicroPython and PlatformIO. Equipped with the ESP32-S3-WROOM-1-N16R8, the LILYGO T7 S3 ESP32-S3 also has a USB Type-C port and supports LiPo connectivity, among other things.
T8 Pro: New mini-PC launches with Intel Celeron N5095 processor, triple monitor support and two Gigabit Ethernet connections
The T8 Pro is a low-powered and inexpensive mini-PC powered by Intel Jasper Lake hardware. Also equipped with two Ethernet ports, the T8 Pro is available with 8 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage.
Anbernic RG353M: New gaming handheld arrives with Android and Linux dual boot support
Anbernic has introduced the RG353M, a gaming handheld that builds on the company's other 'RG353' devices. Built around a landscape display, the RG353M has a Rockchip RK3566 SoC, 2 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and an HDMI port, among other features.
Honor confirms next date of 'flagship product' launch event as Magic5, Magic5 Pro and Magic5 Prestige Edition specification sheet leaks
Specifications for three upcoming Magic5 series smartphones have leaked online. Billed as the Magic5, Magic5 Pro and Magic5 Prestige Edition, the trio should all rely on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Honor has hinted at the launch date of the Magic5 series too, with new flagships due on November 23.
One UI 5: Samsung commences Android 13 upgrades for Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series
Samsung has now started issuing One UI 5 to many of its older flagship smartphones. From today, the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series are eligible for the Android 13-based upgrade in some markets, except for the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S21 FE.
Oppo Find N2: December 2022 launch on the cards before Reno9 series as leaked screenshots reveal specifications
According to new reports, Oppo has set a release window for its next foldable smartphone. Dubbed the Find N2, the foldable should arrive ahead of the Reno9 series, which is also rumoured to launch before the end of this year. Apparent specifications for the Oppo Find N2 have leaked online, too.
Realme 10 Ultra: Leaker alleges Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and 200 MP primary camera for upcoming smartphone as Realme confirms series launch date
Realme has revealed the launch date of the Realme 10 series. Meanwhile, leaker @UniverseIce has outlined specifications for the Realme 10 Ultra, an apparent premier device in the Realme 10 series that is rumoured to feature Qualcomm's next flagship smartphone SoC.
Xiaomi 13 Pro: Leaked design reveals similarities with Xiaomi 12 Pro and a sprinkling of the Mi 11 Ultra
The design of the Xiaomi 13 Pro is now all but confirmed, thanks to the ever-reliable OnLeaks. While the Xiaomi 13 Pro resembles the current Xiaomi 12 Pro from the front, its back panel looks more like the Mi 11 Ultra than its predecessor.
Xiaomi 13: High-quality renders emerge online from reliable leaker
OnLeaks has showcased renders of the Xiaomi 13, a flagship smartphone that is expected to land later this year. Setting itself apart from the Xiaomi 12, the Xiaomi 13 has a flat display, a revised camera housing and a frame that leans heavily into the design language of recent iPhones and the Nothing Phone (1).
GPD Win 4: Company confirms launch window as crowdfunding campaign listing arrives
GPD has outlined when it will start selling the Win 4, its latest compact gaming handheld. Equipped with a 6-inch display and AMD's powerful Ryzen 7 6800U APU, the GPD Win 4 will also be available with up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 2 TB of PCIe 4.0 storage.
Oppo Find X6 Pro specifications leak online
Specifications for the upcoming Find X6 Pro have surfaced online. Revealed by a reliable leaker, the specifications suggest that Oppo will deck out its premier flagship smartphone with an enticing combination of hardware, including 100 W wired charging and the Sony IMX989, a 1-inch camera sensor also found in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
EdgeBox RPi 200: Seeed Studio introduces rugged Industrial Edge Controller for Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4
The EdgeBox RPi 200 is an Industrial Edge Controller available in four configurations. Based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, the EdgeBox RPi 200 has plenty of I/O, several Industrial Protocols and plenty of connectivity options.
Samsung pokes fun at Apple's lack of smartphone innovation and reveals expectations for a foldable iPhone
Samsung has taken to YouTube to issue another barb towards Apple, its perennial rival. While claiming that it has embraced 'folding phones and epic cameras', it acknowledges that Apple will join the foldable party within the next two years.
Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra to launch without Exynos variant as Qualcomm teases 'next level' announcement
It appears that Qualcomm has confirmed the death of Exynos chipsets in flagship Samsung Galaxy S smartphones. In an earnings call, Qualcomm's Chief Financial Officer outlined that it will supply chipsets globally for the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and the Galaxy S23 Ultra, with Europe finally moving on from the likes of the Exynos 2200.
Schenker upgrades Key 15 and Key 17 laptops with more powerful hardware combinations
Schenker has introduced new versions of the Key 15 and the Key 17. Now available with Intel Alder Lake-H series processors, the Key 15 and Key 17 also feature NVIDIA's powerful RTX 3080 Ti GPU. The Schenker K15 and Key 17 are blessed with panel options too, including 4K OLED, 4K IPS or a QHD IPS panel that outputs at 165 Hz.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9: AMD outlines DisplayPort 2.1, native 8K resolution and early 2023 release window for next-generation ultra-wide gaming monitor
AMD has confirmed the impending arrival of DisplayPort 2.1 capable monitors. Arriving early next year with 4K and 8K panels, AMD has also teased a new Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, which will be the world's first 8K ultra-wide monitor.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro now support 16,000 remaining Pebble smartwatches
Google has given a new lease of life to Pebble smartwatches. With an app update to support 64-bit versions of Android, Pebble smartwatch now support devices that lack 32-bit support, which is currently only the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Xiaomi Redmi K60: Mid-range smartphones to combine upcoming MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC with QHD displays and 5,500 mAh batteries
According to reports, Xiaomi is set to equip the Redmi K60 series with a tantalising cocktail of hardware. Not only will the Redmi K60 series rely on a powerful ARM Cortex-X2 prime core by way of the MediaTek Dimensity 8200, but it will also launch with high-resolution displays backed by large batteries.
Samsung to borrow Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 feature to improve battery life for next year's Galaxy S23 series
Reputedly, Samsung plans to bring its 'Light' performance profile to the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Already available on the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4, the performance profile favours battery life and cooling over processing speed.
AYA NEO 2 and AYA NEO GEEK arrive on Indiegogo with AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and Radeon 680M offering
AYA NEO has brought two of its AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-based gaming handhelds. Arriving as the AYA NEO 2 and the AYA NEO GEEK, the gaming handhelds come with 800p and 1200p displays, plus a variety of colours.
SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 launches with 60 games in Europe and other markets
SEGA has finally started selling the Mega Drive Mini 2 in Europe. Also available as the Genesis Mini 2 in North America, the newer retro gaming console is smaller than its predecessor but contains more games to boot, like Sonic the Hedgehog CD.
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold: 17.3-inch foldable laptop now orderable in Europe and US
ASUS has started selling the Zenbook 17 Fold in Europe and the US. Equipped with a 17.3-inch foldable display, the device also contains the Core i7-1250U, 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB SSD and a 75 Wh battery. Using a laptop with a foldable display does not come cheap, though.
Sony teases the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV will soon receive Android 13 update
Sony has announced that it is on the verge of updating its latest flagship smartphones to Android 13. Starting with the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV, the update should eventually reach other devices like the Xperia 10 IV and older models like last year's Xperia 1 III.
Nokia 2780 Flip launches with USB Type-C connectivity, long battery life and a clamshell design
HMD Global has announced the Nokia 2780 Flip, a new feature phone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 platform. Equipped with two displays and a 1,450 mAh battery, the Nokia 2780 Flip also has a microSD card reader and an LTE modem, all for US$89.99.
Samsung point toward future Galaxy Z Fold upgrades like superior cameras and an S Pen slot
Samsung has only been selling the Galaxy Z Fold4 since August. However, the company has already shared insights into possible upgrades that next-generation Galaxy Z Fold models could receive, with a smaller footprint allegedly a priority.
Lenovo unveils Thinkplus Lipstick 100W GaN charger with a compact form factor
Lenovo has presented a new Gallium Nitride (GaN) USB Type-C. Sold as the Thinkplus Lipstick, the compact charger is powerful enough to recharge laptops, smartphones and tablets at up to 100 W via USB Type-C Power Delivery.
Apple iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro underwhelm in battery life analysis
According to DxOMark, two of Apple's latest iPhones fail to impress when it comes to battery life. Not only does the iPhone 14 Plus offer worse battery life than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but also the iPhone 14 Pro ranks a mere 44th on the website's battery life leaderboard. Still, the iPhone 14 Pro surpasses its predecessor, unlike the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Microsoft Xbox: Phil Spencer reveals US$200 lost on every Series S console sale
Microsoft has not yet raised prices for either of its current-generation consoles. However, Phil Spencer has outlined that Microsoft's sales strategy leaves the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles as loss leaders, with up to US$200 lost per console.
Ignite 3: Polar confirms Find Your Rhythm hardware launch event
Polar has invited fans to attend a hardware launch event, albeit a virtual one. Presumably, the company will introduce the Ignite 3, a smartwatch that leaked earlier this month.
Sony outlines pricing, pre-order, release dates and updated game list for PlayStation VR 2 headset
Sony has revealed more details about the PlayStation VR 2 headset. Not only has the company announced the headset's price, but it has also confirmed PS VR2's pre-order and release dates. Sony has added another 11 titles to the VR headset's game list too.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept camera samples and hands-on photos reveal capabilities and scale of Frankenstein smartphone
Xiaomi has showcased camera samples from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept, its latest camera behemoth. Meanwhile, other photos highlight how unwieldy the Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept is with its Leica M lens attached.
Garmin confirms date of next hardware launch event with cryptic teaser
Garmin has announced plans to host another launch event. Scheduled for next week, Garmin is remaining tight-lipped about what it will announce. Currently, Garmin has only informed fans that it will be 'Coming t̶h̶r̶o̶u̶g̶h̶ soon'.
Huawei Smart Screen V 2022: New Smart TV launches with Devialet sound, a detachable camera and more powerful internals
Huawei has unveiled the Smart Screen V 2022, a new model that contains several upgrades over its predecessors. With an improved processor and graphics chip, the Smart Screen V 2022 also has a brighter display panel, a Devialet-branded speaker system and a 12 MP camera that attaches magnetically to its body.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic: Cut-price drone launches without Mavic 3 telephoto camera for near US$600 saving
DJI has announced the Mavic 3 Classic, a cheaper starting point in the Mavic 3 series. Equipped with the same 4/3 CMOS sensor as the Mavic 3, the Mavic 3 Classic also matches its sibling's 46-minute flight time. However, the Mavic 3 Classic lacks the Mavic 3's telephoto camera, an omission that lower's the former's starting price by nearly US$600.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept: Xiaomi reveals experimental smartphone with DSLR lens compatibility
Xiaomi has revealed an unusual take on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. Reportedly developed alongside the flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept has a second 1-inch camera sensor and a Leica M mount to provide compatibility with DSLR lenses.
Huawei MateStation X 2023 debuts with Intel Core i9-12900H, 16 GB RAM and up to a 1 TB SSD
Huawei has presented the MateStation X 2023, an all-in-one (AIO) desktop powered by the Intel Core i9-12900H. Arriving with 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage, the MateStation X 2023 also has a 28.2-inch display and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
Huawei Pocket S: Colour foldable smartphone launches as a budget P50 Pocket
Huawei has introduced the Pocket S, its latest foldable smartphone. Lifting many features from last year's P50 Pocket, the Pocket S utilises the lesser Snapdragon 778G chipset and is available in multiple colours. Accordingly, the Huawei Pocket S is cheaper than the P50 Pocket too.
Huawei Watch GT Cyber arrives with an innovative design that supports replaceable watch shells
Huawei has presented the Watch GT Cyber, a smartwatch unlike any other. Built around a 1.32-inch AMOLED display, the Watch GT Cyber has a unique design that allows people to swap the watch shell out for another when needed. Launching in China before other markets, the Watch GT Cyber retails for CNY 1,288 (~US$177) in Huawei's home market, with its replacement shells priced at CNY 199 (~US$27).
Xiaomi 13 Ultra rumoured to better Sony IMX989 offering from this year's Xiaomi 12S Ultra
According to new reports, Xiaomi could equip the upcoming Xiaomi 13 Ultra with an even more impressive camera sensor than the 1-inch one in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. With the Sony IMX989 headed to the Xiaomi 13 Pro, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra may showcase a new sensor altogether.
Redmi Note 12: New smartphone series fails to outsell Redmi Note 11 models with Xiaomi confirming over 350,000 units sold in under an hour
Xiaomi has revealed that it took less than an hour for it to sell more than 350,000 smartphones belonging to the new Redmi Note 12 series. Surprisingly, the Redmi Note 12 series is decidedly more unpopular than the Redmi Note 11 series, which garnered over 500,000 sales during the same period.
ONEXPLAYER mini Pro: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U gaming handheld now generally available from US$1,199
One-netbook has ended its pre-order period for the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-powered version of the ONEXPLAYER mini Pro. Now available without reservation, the 7-inch gaming handheld starts at US$1,199 with 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM.
Unihertz Jelly 2E: Miniature smartphone launches with Android 12, a 3-inch display and a 110 g lightweight build
Unihertz has revealed the Jelly 2E, a compact smartphone that the company claims is the size of a credit card. The Unihertz Jelly 2E has a 3-inch display, weighs 110 g and is based on the MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, among other features.
Garmin moves towards new Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S stable update with Beta Version 10.08 Release Candidate build
Garmin has started rolling out Beta Version 10.08 for the Instinct 2 series, a Release Candidate build that contains numerous changes and improvements. Not only has Garmin included several bug fixes, but it has also bundled new features and improvements. Beta Version 10.08 is available to download now for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S.
Dere T30 Pro: 2-in-1 laptop introduced with 144 Hz OLED display and pen input
Dere has introduced the T30 Pro, a Windows tablet that supports a detachable keyboard and pen input. Considering the T30 Pro's price, it is surprising to see Dere include a high-resolution and fast OLED display, as well as a keyboard cover and up to 1 TB of storage.
Polar Ignite 3 to launch soon as manufacturer reveals a few details
It seems that Polar is preparing to replace the Ignite 2. While the company still sells the smartwatch, it has left a few clues as to the impending arrival of the Ignite 3.
Valve brings Steam Deck UI to Windows with updated Big Picture mode
Steam Big Picture mode has received a substantial update, moving it away from its most recent layout. In its place arrives Steam Deck UI, which contains new features and improved navigation when using a controller.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic: European prices leak one day ahead of release
The Mavic 3 Classic is set to take flight in a few days, with DJI already confirming the drone's release date. While the drone is due for release tomorrow, reliable leaker Jasper Ellens has shared European pricing, confirming rumours about a €500 saving from the regular Mavic 3.
Samsung confirms One UI 5 and Android 13 rollout plans for Europe
Samsung has outlined plans to upgrade 65 devices to One UI 5 in Europe. Supposedly, the company will complete its Android 13 upgrade process by February 2023 in Europe, with November and December being the biggest months in Samsung's rollout. Unsurprisingly, Samsung will update current flagships first before moving onto older models and current mid-range devices.
Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge to launch as India's answer to Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus with no global release for 210 W Discovery Edition variant
Xiaomi is preparing a successor to the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge, an Indian version of the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus. With the release of the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus, Xiaomi has added references within MIUI to the Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge. Sadly, it seems that the Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition and its 210 W fast charging capabilities.
Huawei Watch GT Cyber: Hands-on photo leaks online sporting chunky design
Huawei has already confirmed the impending arrival of the Watch GT Cyber, a new spin-off in the Watch GT series. Now, a hands-on photo has emerged online just days before the smartwatch's introduction. Seemingly, the Watch GT Cyber has an innovative design that will allow you to use the smartwatch without its bulky outer case.
Onyx BOOX Tab10: Large Android tablet launches with keyboard and stylus support with E-Ink display
Onyx BOOX has announced the Tab10, an Android tablet with an E-Ink display. One of many devices that the company has launched this month, the Onyx BOOX Tab10 arrives in China first for CNY 3,580 (~US$500).
Onyx BOOX releases several new E-readers with styluses and Android support
Onyx BOOX has introduced the Leaf2, Nova 5 and Note X2, a trio of E-readers based on Android 11. With the exception of Leaf 2, all support stylus input for drawing and note-taking. Equipped with varying specifications, the trio all converge on the same central use case.
Onyx BOOX Tab Ultra: Android tablet and E-reader arrives with E-Ink display, stylus and camera
The Onyx BOOX Tab Ultra is a new tablet that doubles as an E-reader. Based on Android 11, the Tab Ultra has a 10.3-inch dispaly, a Snapdragon 662 chipset and stylus support, among other features. The Onyx BOOX Tab Ultra is available for US$599.99, or for US$659.99 with a keyboard cover.
Onyx BOOX Nova Air2: 7.8-inch E-Ink tablet arrives with Snapdragon 662 chipset and stylus support
Onyx BOOX has presented the Nova Air2, an Android 11-based tablet with a large E-Ink display. Available to order for US$339.99, the Nova Air2 also has a 2,000 mAh battery, a Snapdragon 662 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.
NanoPi R6S: New single-board computer launches with three Ethernet ports, HDMI 2.1, 8 GB RAM and a powerful processor
FriendlyELEC has introduced the NanoPi R6S, a new single-board computer that it based on the Rockchip RK3588S SoC. Also equipped with three Ethernet ports, the NanoPi R6S is available for US$119 with 8 GB of RAM, eMMC flash storage and multiple USB ports.
Apple pushes MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16, Mac mini and Mac Pro releases into 2023
Contrary to earlier assumptions, Apple will not be releasing any new hardware before the end of this year. While the company still plans to deliver software updates across its product stack, Mark Gurman and @LeaksApplePro now observe that it will be early 2023 before next-generation MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16, Mac mini and Mac Pro models arrive.
Xiaomi 13 Lite: Evidence emerges of smartphone being a re-branded CIVI 2
Allegedly, Xiaomi is considering bringing the CIVI 2 to market outside China not only as the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE but also the Xiaomi 13 Lite. If correct, it would see Xiaomi offer the same handset across multiple smartphone generations with no internal changes. Currently, the CIVI 2 is one of the only smartphones that features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset.
Motorola Moto Watch 200: Leaker shares conflicting images of unreleased affordable smartwatch
A well-known leaker has published new images of Motorola's next smartwatch. While an earlier leak presented the Moto Watch 200 with a squircle-shaped display, new images imply this will not be the case. Instead, the Moto Watch 200 will look an awful lot like its predecessor, the Moto Watch 100.
Early Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra screen protectors leak online
Numerous screen protectors for next year's Samsung Galaxy S23 series have emerged via Ice Universe. Following on from various CAD-based renders, the images show what the front of the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra will look like, excluding their centre-mounted front-facing cameras.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro 14 Max in line for double-digit production reductions
According to reports, Apple has decided to cut production of the iPhone 14 Pro series by nearly 15%, effective Q1 2023. Despite selling comparatively well and better than the iPhone 14 Plus, consumer demand for Apple’s most expensive iPhones is falling because of worsening economic conditions globally.
ViewSonic introduces two new 32-inch IPS monitors with varying resolutions
ViewSonic has presented the VA3209-MH and VA3209-2K-MHD, two 32-inch monitors with differing native resolutions. Prices for the pair vary too, with the VA3209-2K-MHD priced at €60 more than the VA3209-MH.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro pre-orders open in Europe with a lower than expected starting price
Huawei has now started selling the Mate 50 Pro in Europe. Still the company’s current flagship, the Mate 50 Pro has arrived in Europe for €100 less than Huawei advertised it for last month. Arguably one of the best camera flagships released this year, the lack of Google Mobile Services still presents the same issues for most audiences outside China.
Vivo X90: Company shares camera sample photos from new Zeiss camera with up to ISO 102,400
Vivo has confirmed initial details about the camera hardware it plans to include in the upcoming X90 smartphone series. With the X90 Pro Plus rumoured to feature four high-megapixel cameras, Vivo has hinted that the entire X90 series will feature primary cameras with 77% more light-sensitive sensors, as well as Zeiss lenses and support from AI to maximise image quality.
Xiaomi Bone Conduction Headphones presented with Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and 12 hours battery life
Xiaomi has launched a new pair of headphones in China. Already available globally via third-party retailers, the headphones use bone conduction to transmit sound, rather than traditional drivers. The Xiaomi Bone Conduction Headphones also offer Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, IP66 dust and water resistance, plus up to 12 hours of battery life.
Apple distributes first iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1 beta builds
Apple is now allowing people to try the next major updates across its iPhone, iPad and Mac product stacks. Available as the first beta versions of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1, all versions contain several changes, such as Apple's new Freeform app.
Sony PlayStation 5: 6 nm AMD Oberon Plus refresh now available in Europe
Sony's latest PlayStation 5 revisions have now reached Europe. Currently available in a specific bundle, CFI-1202A and CFI-1202B revisions rely on a more efficient APU based on AMD's Oberon Plus architecture.
Vivo X90 Pro Plus: Specifications leak for forthcoming 1-inch and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-touting flagship
Based on a new leak, it seems that Vivo's next flagship smartphone will rely on four high-resolution rear-facing cameras. With a periscope zoom camera outputting at 64 MP, the Vivo X90 Pro Plus will also contain a 1-inch sensor in the form of the Sony IMX989V.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic: Extensive leak outlines telephoto camera removal and cheaper launch price ahead of 'Explore Vivid' launch event
The Mavic 3 Classic has leaked again, DJI's next drone. Based on information provided by Roland Quandt and WinFuture, the Mavic 3 Classic should be cheaper than the regular model, but mainly because of an omitted feature. Meanwhile, DJI has now confirmed the date and time of its next hardware launch event.
Motorola Moto G Play: 2022 refresh leaks with design changes and equipment improvements
One of Motorola's next budget smartphones has surfaced online. Billed as the Moto G Play (2022), the handset is rumoured to rely on an entry-level MediaTek Helio chipset, along with a 5,000 mAh battery and a large but 720p display.
NexPad: Nex Computer begins shipping US$249 secondary display with USB connectivity
Nex Computer is now shipping the NexPad, a device that the company introduced at the start of the year. Equipped with a 12-inch IPS display, the NexPad has multiple ports and can be used as a secondary display with a laptop or even a smartphone.
Motorola Edge X40: Leaked hands-on photos highlight design changes and a curved display
Motorola appears to be preparing to release the Edge X40, rumoured to be arriving next year globally as the Edge 40 Pro. Although the Edge X40 has three rear-facing cameras like its predecessor, Motorola has tweaked its rear design and has switched over to using curved displays with minimal bezels.
New Expert RAW update brings new camera features to Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung has issued a fresh update for Expert RAW, its optional camera app for many of its recent flagship smartphones. Available once a device has been upgraded to Android 13 and One UI 5, the update promises to open new options for those fans of taking night shots.
Huawei upgrades MateBook D 14 SE to modern Intel Alder Lake processors in minor refresh
Huawei has introduced the MateBook D 14 SE 2022, a slightly updated version of the outgoing Intel Tiger Lake-powered model. Now equipped with Intel Alder Lake processors, the change sees the MateBook D 14 SE jump from 4 to 10 processor cores.
Redmi Note 12 Racing Edition: Xiaomi unveils limited edition smartphone with a striking design
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 12 Racing Edition in China, a limited edition Redmi Note 12 series model. Available for CNY 2,599 (~US$362) in Xiaomi's home market, the Racing Edition sports a unique-looking back panel amid a few other design changes.
Xiaomi Redmi Smart TV X86: 86-inch and 4K Smart TV launches with 20 W built-in speakers
Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Smart TV X86, a Smart TV that is available in China for CNY 5,299 (~US$739). Equipped with an 86-inch panel, the Redmi Smart TV X86 delivers a 4K native output at 60 Hz, 20 W stereo speakers and an impressive 97.3% screen-to-body ratio.
Xiaomi Book Air 13: Convertible laptop presented with 16:10 OLED display and Intel Alder Lake processors
Xiaomi has launched the Book Air 13 in China, where it retails from CNY 5,999 (~US$836). Available with a choice between the Core i5-1230U and the Core i7-1250U, the Xiaomi Book Air 13 combines a 2.8K OLED display with a 58.3 Wh battery, 16 GB of fast RAM and a 512 GB SSD.
Redmi Note 12 Pro Discovery Edition: Xiaomi showcases 210 W wired fast charging technology with 9-minute 0-100% recharge times
Xiaomi has unveiled new fast charging technology with the Redmi Note 12 Pro Discovery Edition. Equipped with a 4,300 mAh battery, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Discovery Edition boasts 210 W fast charging for just 9-minute recharge times.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G arrives as one of the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 smartphones
The Redmi Note 12 has arrived, the entry-level model in the new Redmi Note 12 series. Equipped with the same display as the Redmi Note 12 Pro, the Redmi Note 12 also has Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 48 MP camera. The Redmi Note 12 starts at CNY 1,199 (~US$167) in China, but an international launch remains pending at this stage.
Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 12 Pro with MediaTek Dimensity 1080 in four colours and four memory options
Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi Note 12 Pro in China, where it starts at CNY 1,699 (~US$237) with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Available with up to 12 GB of RAM, the Redmi Note 12 Pro has the MediaTek Dimensity 1080, a 50 MP camera with OIS and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports OIS, among other features.
Clockwork uConsole: Fantasy console arrives in multiple variants with optional 4G
Clockwork has released the uConsole, a compact PC that utilises the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 Lite, ClockworkPi units or an SoC based on RISC-V. The Clockwork uConsole can be ordered now from US$139, which also includes a small display and a backlit keyboard, among other features.
PicoBerry: Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 carrier board arrives with 40-pin GPIO header and USB Type-C connectivity
The PicoBerry is a new carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4). Measuring in at just 20 x 70 mm, the PicoBerry has a 40-pin GPIO header, a USB Type-C port and configurable LEDs.
Philips Evnia gaming monitors previewed ahead of late 2022 and early 2023 releases
Philips has announced four gaming monitors under its new Evnia brand. Ranging from the Evnia 27M2C5500W at £459.99 to the Evnia 34M2C7600MV at £1,599.99, the series will be available from later this year, although most monitors will not launch until early 2023.
Huawei MateStation X 2022 leaks with a 3:2 aspect ratio display and an Intel Core i9-12900H
According to a new report, Huawei is preparing to update its MateStation X all-in-one desktop. While the company currently offers the Apple iMac competitor with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, it is rumoured to have switched to Intel and the Core i9-12900H for its 2022 refresh.
Nothing Phone (1) receives new features and optimisations courtesy of Nothing OS 1.1.6
Nothing has issued Nothing OS 1.1.6 for the Phone (1). Available now as an over-the-air (OTA) download, Nothing OS 1.1.6 contains a surprising number of changes and improvements, considering its download size.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus and Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition datasheets leak before launch day
Complete datasheets for three Redmi Note 12 series models have leaked, roughly a day before their introduction. Consisting of the Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus and the Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition, the trio all feature enticing specifications. For some reason, the Redmi Note 12 is missing, which is expected to be the fourth initial member in the Redmi Note 12 series.
Windows Dev Kit 2023: Disassembling Microsoft's mini-PC reveals potential upgradability and developer circuitry
Microsoft has started shipping the Windows Dev Kit 2023, an ARM-powered mini-PC that has been compared to the Apple Mac mini. Although advertised as a developer unit, the Windows Dev Kit 2023 is end-user friendly and is a doddle to take apart.
Microsoft releases stable Android 12L update for Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 with new features and improvements
Microsoft has made good on its promise to release Android 12L for the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2. Available as a 3.2 GB download, the update brings many new features and changes for both devices, including Microsoft's Fluent design language.
Sony to enable Bluetooth Multipoint on LinkBuds, LinkBuds S and WF-1000XM4 earbuds
Sony has announced a substantial update for some of its recent earbuds. The update, which will reach the LinkBuds S first, will enable Bluetooth Multipoint for connecting to two devices simultaneously. According to Sony, the LinkBuds and WF-1000XM4 are also in line for the feature update.
Apple confirms USB Type-C on future iPhones with Lightning making way
Apple has confirmed that the company intends to comply with the EU by switching future iPhones to USB Type-C. While Apple has already moved most of its product lines from Lightning to USB Type-C, Apple has remained steadfast over the proprietary connector for its smartphones.
Huawei Watch GT 3 SE launches globally as a cheaper Watch GT 3 model with up to 2 weeks of battery life
Huawei has unveiled the Watch GT 3 SE, a new model in the Watch GT 3 series. Effectively a cheaper offshoot of the regular Watch GT 3, the Watch GT 3 SE still has a round AMOLED display and up to 14 days of battery life, among other features.
Porsche Design reveals limited edition 911 soundbar for a premium price tag
Porsche Design has introduced the 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro, an ultra-premium device that will be limited to 500 units. Aimed at racing fans and music lovers, the 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro is made from the exhaust system of a Porsche 992 GT3.
Google Pixel Watch: Google shuts down reports of display burn-in issues from early adopters
According to some Pixel Watch owners, early units could be affected by display burn-in, a well-known issue on AMOLED and OLED panels. Although reports have mounted since the smartwatch's launch, Google has quickly dismissed claims with an innocuous explanation.
Xiaomi Book Air 13 to launch with 16:10 OLED display and current generation Intel Core processors in a lightweight design
Xiaomi has confirmed the existence of the Book Air 13, a laptop that will arrive alongside the Redmi Note 12 series, among other devices. While the Book Air 13 is not due for a day or so, Xiaomi and a major retailer have confirmed a few details ahead of time.
Google Pixel G10: New leak provides clues about possible Pixel 7 Ultra
It is no secret that Google has more Pixel 7 series in development than it has revealed so far. Now, a new leak has revealed initial details about a model known internally as the Pixel G10. Thought to be the rumoured Pixel 7 Ultra, the G10 could also be an early sighting of next autumn's Pixel 8 Pro.
Google Pixel Watch teardown reveals extent of repairability and cost savings
iFixit has disassembled the Pixel Watch to see how Google's inaugural smartwatch looks from the inside. Surprisingly, only some components can be replaced if they break, although Google has included some innovations in its first-generation smartwatch.
Motorola Geneva leaks with a stylus, 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage
Evan Blass has shared an initial render of 'Geneva', another unreleased Motorola smartphone. Seemingly a member of the Moto G series, the smartphone will offer stylus support, among other features.
Pixel: First LEGO-compatible mechanical keyboard launches with endless customisation options
MelGeek is now releasing the Pixel via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Billed as the first keyboard that can be customised with LEGO bricks, the keyboard also has numerous configuration options, including a choice of five switch types.
Camera Assistant: Samsung Galaxy smartphones gain new convenient camera customisation options
Samsung has released a new app that brings greater control of its stock camera app for Galaxy smartphones. Available as Camera Assistant, the app allows you to prevent auto lens switching and disable Samsung's picture softening algorithm, for example.
One UI 5: Samsung confirms Android 13 distribution to 49 smartphones and tablets by February 2023
By February 2023, Samsung hopes to have distributed One UI 5 to at least 49 smartphones and tablets across its product range. Based on Android 13, One UI 5 will reach the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra this month before heading to other current and previous flagships next month, including the Galaxy Tab S8 series.
GMKtec NucBox 8: Compact mini-PC launches with Windows 11 for US$140
GMKtec has introduced the NucBox 8, a 119 x 119 x 24.5 mm mini-PC powered by the Intel Celeron N4100. Available for US$139.59, the GMKtec NucBox 8 also has 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and plenty of I/O.
Watch GT Cyber launch date revealed as Huawei teases innovative feature for upcoming smartwatch
Huawei has officially confirmed the launch of the Watch GT Cyber, its next flagship smartwatch. Arriving in early November alongside the Pocket S, the Watch GT Cyber is billed as offering a 'new trend on your wrist' and appears to feature an eye-catching design.
Google presents Go Edition of Android 13 for low-cost smartphones
Google has introduced Android 13 (Go Edition), a new version of its latest OS intended for budget smartphones. Adapted for its 'Material You' design language, Android 13 (Go Edition) contains several changes and improved customisation options, mirroring the regular Android 13.
Huawei Pocket S: Company confirms launch date for forthcoming clamshell foldable smartphone
Huawei has finally announced when it will reveal its P50 Pocket successor. Billed as the Pocket S, the device is rumoured to carry over the design established by the P50 Pocket but with a weaker chipset.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: Rebadged RTX 4080 12 GB resembles RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition in leaked renders
GeForce RTX 4070 Founders Edition renders have leaked online, not long after NVIDIA cancelled the RTX 4080 12 GB. Sporting a design reminiscent of the RTX 3070 Ti, the RTX 4070 is thought to feature lesser specifications than the vanquished RTX 4080 12 GB.
Redmi Note 12 Pro: Xiaomi shares information about 'flagship camera' and series launch date
Xiaomi continues to tease the Redmi Note 12 series on social media. Now, the company has revealed the launch date of the Redmi Note 12 Pro and co, plus a few details about the smartphone's 'flagship camera', among other things.
Nothing Ear (2): Familiar design leaks online for next-generation earbuds
More details about the Nothing Ear (2) has leaked, the company's true next-generation TWS earbuds. Surprisingly, the Ear (2) appears to carry over almost all its predecessor's design cues, including its part-transparent finish.
OneNetbook T1: Company now sells re-branded 2-in-1 convertible directly from US$1,199
After a successful crowdfunding campaign, One-netbook has started selling its Surface Pro 9 competitor again. Available with the Core i5-1240P or the Core i7-1260P, the OneNetbook T1 also comes with 16 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of storage.
Xiaomi Redmi X Pro: Gaming TV arrives boasting a 4K native resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate and HDMI VRR connectivity
Xiaomi has presented the Redmi X Pro, its first gaming TV. Launching in 65-inch and 75-inch sizes, the Redmi X Pro offers a 4K native resolution, a 120 Hz refresh rate and excellent colour accuracy, among other features suited to gamers.
Apple iPad 10th Gen and Apple TV 4K have more RAM than their predecessors
Both the new Apple iPad and Apple TV 4K have received several upgrades over their predecessors, not least with regards to their processors. However, the latest version of Xcode also confirms that Apple has quietly equipped both models with more RAM, which should boost performance too.
Xiaomi outlines Redmi Note 12 series release window with major innovations on the horizon
Xiaomi has finally confirmed the existence of Redmi Note 12 models. Due to be released in November, Xiaomi is already hinting at major changes within the Redmi Note series, including 'two major technologies' incorporating a world first.
Samsung patents 'Galaxy Ring' wearable as alternative to Galaxy Watch series
Samsung is said to have started developing a competitor to the Oura Ring series. Dubbed the Galaxy Ring, the device has already reached the USPTO, which reveals a few details about its application.
Xiaomi 13 Pro design leaks with three rear-facing cameras, Leica branding and a bright silver colourway
Another hands-on photo exposing the Xiaomi 13 series has leaked online. Seemingly confirming that the Xiaomi 13 Pro will have a huge camera set up, the leak also points to Xiaomi's ongoing cooperation with Leica and one of the device's launch colours.
New Galaxy S23 Ultra leak purports to Samsung moving away from symmetrical display bezel motif
According to a renowned leaker, Samsung has settled on a revised design for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, its next premier smartphone. Instead of Samsung moving towards symmetrical display bezels for its Ultra smartphone, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will look like the spitting image of the current Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Apple confirms iOS 16.1 release date with various changes and improvements
Apple has finally revealed when iOS 16.1 will arrive. Debuting alongside iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura, the OS update brings plenty of new features to recent iPhones, including Live Activities and Matter support.
Windows 11: Microsoft finally adds a tabbed File Explorer and an improved taskbar alongside other changes
Microsoft has released another update for Windows 11, not long after the company started distributing the 22H2 update. Not only has Microsoft bundled several long-awaited changes, but it has also opened Android app support to more countries and regions.
Baikal BE-S1000: Russian-made 48-core CPU appears in benchmark results and in photos
Russian company Baikal Electronics has developed a powerful set of CPUs, mirroring China's efforts to be less dependent on Western silicon. Currently, Baikal Electronics' premier offering is the BE-S1000, a 48-core part that relies on ARM-based technology.
DualSense Edge controller: Sony announces outlandish pricing and release date for premium PlayStation 5 wireless controller
Sony has finally outlined how much the DualSense Edge controller will cost. Announcing the wireless controller's release date in the process, the DualSense Edge will be the PS5's alternative to the Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller.
Elite XG341C-2K: ViewSonic unveils ultra-wide gaming monitor with 1,400 nits peak brightness and a 200 Hz refresh rate
ViewSonic's latest gaming monitor combines Mini LED technology with a high refresh rate panel. Not only does the Elite XG341C-2K output at 1440p and 200 Hz, but it also delivers up to 1,400 nits of peak brightness thanks to its 1,152 local dimming zones.
MatePad C5e: Huawei introduces new MatePad SE model with 16:10 and 1200p display
Huawei has presented the MatePad C5e globally, a new MatePad SE model aimed at business customers who want a mid-range tablet solution. Equipped with a 10.1-inch display, the MatePad C5e offers a few novel software customisations, as well as a large 5,100 mAh battery.
Oppo Find Flip: Specifications leak online for upcoming Galaxy Z Flip4, Moto Razr 2022 and P50 Pocket competitor
Specifications for Oppo's first foldable flip smartphone have surfaced, positioning it as a worthy foil for Huawei's, Motorola's and Samsung's efforts. Reputedly, the so-called Oppo Find Flip has a larger battery than the Galaxy Z Flip4, Moto Razr 2022 and P50 Pocket, as well as a bigger cover display to boot.
Apple stops iPhone 14 Plus production to re-assess consumer demand
Reportedly, Apple is having as little luck shifting iPhone 14 Plus units as it did with the iPhone 13 mini. Such is the apparent lack of demand for the new model that Apple has already ceased production just two weeks after launching the device.
Garmin brings new features and bug fixes to Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S with Alpha version 10.05 update
Garmin has released a new Alpha version software update for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S. Available as V10.05, the update enables several new features for both smartwatches while also delivering several bug fixes and improvements.
Apple confirms iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura release dates
Apple may have announced new hardware today, but it has also announced public release dates for iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura. Available across multiple product lines, both OS updates ship with Stage Manager and a dedicated Weather app, among other changes.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series arrives at retailer before launch in four model variants
It appears that Xiaomi is preparing to launch four editions of the Redmi Note 12 series, possibly as early as November. Thought to be arriving first in China, a retailer has confirmed that the series will consist of the Redmi Note 12 5G, Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G and the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G, all direct replacements for their Redmi Note 11 counterparts. There may even be a Redmi Note 12 Pro Extreme Edition too.
New Apple TV 4K released with A15 Bionic, USB Type-C and Thread connectivity at a lower price
Apple has introduced a version of the Apple TV 4K. Upgraded from the A12 Bionic to the A15 Bionic, the revised Apple TV 4K contains other upgrades too, like support for HDR10+ content.
New entry-level Apple iPad arrives with various updates and a strange dongle
Apple has overhauled the entry-level iPad, one of three tablets that the company has introduced today. Not only has Apple given its budget iPad a new design, but it has also upgraded the tablet to USB Type-C and the A14 Bionic. The new iPad launches alongside a curious Apple Pencil accessory, too.
Apple refreshes iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 with Apple M2, Apple Pencil and Wi-Fi 6E improvements
Apple has announced new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. Now available with the Apple M2, the iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 also have Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, unlike the current MacBook Air.
Nothing to raise Ear (1) prices to coincide with Ear (1) Stick launch
The Nothing Ear (1) is over a year old at this point, with the company pushing 15 updates to the earbuds since their release. However, Nothing CEO Carl Pei has confirmed that the Ear (1) earbuds will soon cost 1.5x more than they currently do. Incidentally, the Nothing Ear (1) will become more expensive on the same day that the Ear (1) Stick arrives.
Analogue announces final pre-order dates for Super Nt and Mega Sg retro games consoles
Analogue is preparing to re-release the Super Nt and Mega Sg, a pair of retro games consoles that natively support SNES and MEGA Drive games, respectively. Both consoles will be available for US$199.99 and will come in multiple colours.
AOC GAMING 25G3ZM/BK: 24.5-inch gaming monitor introduced with fast response times and a high refresh rate
AOC has announced the AOC GAMING 25G3ZM/BK, a mid-range gaming monitor with a flat 24.5-inch panel. Outputting at 1080p and 240 Hz, the AOC GAMING 25G3ZM/BK also delivers 0.5 ms GtG response times and excellent colour space coverage. AOC has revealed the price of the AOC GAMING 25G3ZM/BK and its release window, too.
Juno Tablet: Juno Computers presents Linux tablet with Intel Celeron N5100 for £449
Juno Tablets has introduced the Juno Tablet, which ships with Linux, an Intel Jasper Lake processor and a 10.1-inch display. Available from £449 with 256 GB of storage, the Juno Tablet also comes in 512 GB and 1 TB flavours, all with 8 GB of RAM.
Redmi A1 Plus launches as another budget smartphone in Xiaomi's arsenal
Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi A1 Plus, starting in India. Available from INR 7,499 (~US$91), the Redmi A1 Plus comes in three colours, two memory configurations and shares numerous similarities with the regular Redmi A1.
Samsung Galaxy S23 specifications leak online
Specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S23 have leaked online. Reputedly equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, the Galaxy S23 will share many features with its predecessor, the Galaxy S22.
Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition: Company's first Wear OS 3 smartwatch arrives for US$299 with a revised design and new Wellness app
Fossil has launched the Gen 6 Wellness Edition, its first smartwatch running Wear OS 3. Merely a re-bodied Fossil Gen 6, the Gen 6 Wellness Edition features a sleeker design and Fossil's all-new Wellness app, among other changes.
LILYGO T-RGB ESP32-S3: Single-board computer arrives with a circular touchscreen and battery support
LILYGO has introduced the T-RGB ESP32-S3, a single-board computer with a colour touchscreen strapped to the back. Intended to be used for wearable solutions, the T-RGB ESP32-S3 has a Grove I2C connector, among other features.
Motorola Moto Watch 200: Leak reveals design and specifications of upcoming smartwatch
The Motorola Moto Watch 200 nears, with the unreleased smartwatch having been spotted on the FCC's database. Moving away from the design of last year's Moto Watch 100, the Moto Watch 200 has a rectangular design with a flat display, among other features.
Fossil Gen 6 starts receiving Wear OS 3 update with no Google Assistant, Google Fit and iOS compatibility problems
Fossil has released Wear OS 3 for its Gen 6 smartwatches. The first OEM to start rolling out Wear OS 3 to existing smartwatches, Fossil has also highlighted numerous issues that currently exist on stock Wear OS 3, ranging from there being no Google Assistant to Google Fit being incompatible, among other problems.
Xiaomi reveals first smartphones to receive MIUI 14 with Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 global builds also exposed
Xiaomiui has discovered multiple MIUI 14 internal testing builds, all based on Android 13. Not only is Xiaomi already developing MIUI 14 in China but also for global audiences on the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro.
Pixel Watch: Google confirms no Qi wireless or reverse wireless charging support for new smartwatch
Google has confirmed that the Pixel Watch lacks another two features that the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro offer. Namely, the Pixel Watch does not support Qi wireless charging, nor can it be recharged on the back of a Pixel smartphone.
Shuttle announces XPC Slim DH610 and XPC Slim DH610S mini-PCs powered by Intel Alder Lake processors
Shuttle has announced the XPC Slim DH610 and XPC Slim DH610S, a pair of mini-PCs based on current-generation Intel Alder Lake hardware. Sold as barebones units, the pair differ in a few areas, although they share more similarities than differences.
Google Pixel Buds Pro: High-end earbuds receive 5-band equaliser with lastest software update
Google has started rolling out a new update for the Pixel Buds Pro. While the update introduces various bug fixes for the premium earbuds, it also brings a 5-band equaliser for greater audio customisation options.
Samsung details biggest One UI 5 innovations ahead of Android 13 update launch
Samsung appears to be days away from releasing the first One UI 5 public builds, with the company confirming their arrival for later this month. In the meantime, the company has highlighted many of the major changes that it has integrated within its latest OS update, equivalents of which can already be experienced in rival experiences like iOS 16.
Microsoft previews Android 12L update for Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2
Microsoft has showcased its Android 12L update for the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2. Still only earmarked for a release 'later this year', the update takes a different approach to Android 12L than Samsung has with the one pre-installed on the Galaxy Z Fold4.
Google Pixel Fold: New leak outlines multiple display specifications
New display specifications have leaked online for the Pixel Fold, Google's long-awaited foldable smartphone. Reputedly, Google has settled on a 7.57-inch foldable panel with a 1,840 x 2,208-pixel resolution. Like the Pixel 7 series, Google will source its foldable display panels from Samsung Display.
Garmin Vivomove Trend: Unreleased smartwatch leaks with a round display and NFC capabilities
An upcoming Garmin smartwatch has stopped by the FCC ahead of its launch. Bearing the model number A04224, it seems that the device is the Vivomove Trend. Based on FCC documents, the Garmin Vivomove Trend will support ANT+, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, among other features.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: New flagship impresses in DxOMark camera and display tests
The Pixel 7 Pro has finally started shipping and is already receiving praise for various improvements compared to the Pixel 6 Pro. According to DxOMark, the Pixel 7 Pro offers one of the most complete camera experiences for a smartphone, alongside the likes of the iPhone 14 Pro, Honor Magic4 Ultimate and the Huawei P50 Pro. The Pixel 7 Pro only falls short of the iPhone 14 Pro Max in display tests, too.
Lenovo ThinkPhone: Design and specifications leak for future flagship smartphone
Based on a new leak, it appears that Lenovo is considering expanding its ThinkPad branding to smartphones. Revealed as the Lenovo ThinkPhone, the smartphone is rumoured to contain high-end hardware and could be the sibling of a Motorola Edge 40 series model.
XMG OASIS: Rev.2 edition announced with improvements to laptop liquid cooling solution
XMG has confirmed that it has made improvements to the OASIS, its laptop liquid cooling solution. Already shipping with compatible CORE and NEO machines, the XMG OASIS (Rev.2) retails for €199 on its own.
AOC AGON AGM600: Budget gaming mouse announced for £39.99
AOC has introduced the AGON AGM600, a wired gaming mouse equipped with the Pixart PW3389 sensor. Available for £39.99, AOC claims that it has designed the AGON AGM600 for Esports players and hardcore gamers alike.
Garmin Marq Gen 2 series arrives with longer battery life and new software features
Garmin has introduced new Marq series smartwatches. Billed as the Marq Gen 2, the series starts with the US$1,900 Athlete edition and rises to US$2,400 for the Aviator. All models promise better battery life than their predecessors, as well as faster charging and AMOLED displays.
Fossil Group announces Wear OS 3 update eligibility and release date alongside new Gen 6 Wellness Edition smartwatch
The Fossil Group has finally announced Wear OS 3 availability for its smartwatches. Not only has the company confirmed which smartwatches will receive the update, but also when. Separately, Fossil Group has previewed the Gen 6 Wellness Edition, its first smartwatch launched with Wear OS 3.
MSI MAG META S: New compact gaming PC released for those on a budget
MSI has introduced a new version of the MAG META S. Available for £999 in the UK, the new MAG META S utilises the Ryzen 5 5660X, an AMD A520 chipset, the GTX 1660 SUPER and 16 GB of RAM, among other features.
Hardkernel reveals ODROID-H3 series SBCs with Intel Jasper Lake processors
Hardkernel has announced the ODROID-H3 and ODROID-H3+, a pair of single-board computers powered by 10 nm Intel processors. Available from US$129, the ODROID-H3 series supports PCI3 Gen 3 SSDs and has plenty of I/O, among other features.
Suunto 9 Peak Pro: Smartwatch finally launches with new UI, improved sports offering and superior battery life
Suunto has brought the 9 Peak Pro to market, months after the smartwatch first leaked via retailers. Available in multiple variants, the Suunto 9 Peak Pro features better battery life than the regular Suunto 9 Peak, among other changes.
MSI G322C: 32-inch curved gaming monitor introduced with 1000R curvature and 170 Hz refresh rate
MSI has expanded its gaming monitor offering with the G322C, a 32-inch example that runs at 1080p. Equipped with a VA panel, the MSI G322C has a 1000R curvature, as well as a 170 Hz refresh rate and fast response times, among other features.
Purported Xiaomi 13 hands-on image lands with huge camera array
Allegedly, someone has obtained an early Xiaomi 13 unit, months ahead of the device's introduction. If the image is legitimate, then Xiaomi has overhauled the camera array for the Xiaomi 13 series, albeit with a design that is reminiscent of the Mi 11 Ultra.
Beelink GTR6 previewed with AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and four HDMI 2.1 ports
Beelink has introduced the GTR 6, a mini-PC powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX. To launch with up to 64 GB of DDR5 RAM and PCIe 4.0 storage, Beelink claims that the GTR6 will not be short of ports, either. Surprisingly, the Beelink GTR6 will contain four HDMI 2.1 ports, among other connections.
Acer Chromebook 516 GE: Well-equipped Chromebook lands for US$649 with Intel Alder Lake-P series processors
Acer has introduced the Chromebook 516 GE, another Chromebook intended to be used for cloud gaming. Equipped with a 120 Hz display, the Chromebook 516 GE is also available with up to a Core i7-1260P, 16 GB of RAM and a 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard.
Huawei Watch 4 and Watch GT 4 series slated for 2023 releases as Watch GT Cyber tipped for October launch
According to new reports, Huawei is not preparing to release the Watch 4 and Watch GT 4 series until sometime next year, likely two years after the release of the Watch 3 and the Watch 3 Pro. In the meantime, Huawei is expected to bring the Watch GT Cyber to market, although perhaps only in China for the time being.
Samsung confirms One UI 5.0 public release with Android 13 for Galaxy S22 series and co. starting later this month
Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra owners should soon expect to receive One UI 5.0. While Samsung has already confirmed some of the features in its upcoming OS update, the company has now revealed that public builds will be available later this month.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic start receiving next round of updates
Samsung has started rolling out a new update for the Galaxy Watch4 series. Available as R8xxXXU1GVI3, the update is based on Wear OS 3.5 and still contains an Android security patch.
Surface Pro 9 5G: Microsoft replaces Surface Pro X with 120 Hz display, larger battery and Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 derived chipset upgrades
Microsoft has lifted the lid on the Surface Pro 9 5G, a successor to the Surface Pro X. While the Surface Pro 9 5G does not come cheap, it features numerous upgrades over the Surface Pro X, including a more powerful chipset and a much faster display.
Microsoft refreshes Surface Laptop 13.5-inch and 15-inch models without AMD Ryzen options
Microsoft has presented the Surface Laptop 5 series, which will be familiar to those who own a Surface Laptop 3 or Surface Laptop 4 series model. Now available with only Intel processors, the Surface Laptop 5 series launches with other minor upgrades from US$999.99 for the 13.5-inch model and US$1,299.99 if you are after the larger 15-inch variant.
Formovie THEATER: Premium ultra-short throw projector arrives in the UK for £3,499
The Formovie THEATER is now available outside the US, having launched there last month. Equipped with three HDMI 2.1 ports and a triple laser light source that delivers up to 2,800 ANSI Lumens of brightness, the Formovie THEATER can create 150-inch images with a throw ratio of just 0.23:1.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2+ arrives with Intel Core i7-11370H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 combination for US$4,499.99
Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Studio 2+, four years on from the Surface Studio 2. Surprisingly, Microsoft has not updated the display at all and has only brought the Surface Studio series up to the lowly Intel Core i7-11370H. The Surface Studio 2+ is orderable now in one configuration that retails for US$4,499.99.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 debuts with modest updates and more colours from US$999
Microsoft has presented the Surface Pro 9, a new take on the Surface Pro series. Equipped with either the Core i5-1235U or the Core i7-1255U, the Surface Pro 9 is available in four colours, up to 1 TB of storage and 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Prices start at US$999, while pre-orders will begin shipping from October 25 in the US.
Google promises yearly OS updates for Pixel Watch and Galaxy Watch5 series with Wear OS commitment
Google has updated its smartwatch strategy following the launch of the Pixel Watch. For the last few years, Google's decision-making has abandoned numerous OEM models, with the TicWatch Pro 3 and Fossil Gen 6 still yet to receive Wear OS 3.
Huawei releases Watch D in Europe for €399 with pre-order bonus
Huawei is now selling the Watch D in Europe, its premium smartwatch that can take ECGs and measure blood pressure levels via a built-in blood pressure cuff. Also equipped with a large AMOLED display, the Watch D will soon be available in the UK for £349.99 too.
Microsoft Surface Studio 3: Late rumour claims Surface Studio 2 Plus launch with outrageous European pricing and last-generation hardware
Microsoft has long been rumoured to have developed the Surface Studio 3, a next-generation all-in-one desktop PC. Thought to be on track for release later today, a late rumour by a renowned leaker points towards Microsoft launching the Surface Studio 2+ in its place with an Intel Tiger Lake processor for over €6,000.
Moto G72: Motorola brings mid-range smartphone to Europe with new MediaTek Helio G99 chipset
Motorola brought the Moto G72 to Europe shortly after the smartphone's Indian release. Sitting between the Moto G62 and the Moto G82, the Moto G72 has a P-OLED display running at 120 Hz, a 108 MP camera and a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, among other features.
Meta Quest Pro: Flagship VR headset arrives for US$1,499 with Quest Pro controller support for Quest 2
Meta has introduced the Quest Pro, a high-end VR headset that relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Plus Gen 1, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Meta has baked in eye and face tracking too, although it seems that the Quest Pro does not quite live up to leaks.
IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook: Lenovo introduces Cloud Gaming device with a 120 Hz display and an RGB keyboard from US$599
Lenovo has presented the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook, powered by Intel 12th Gen Core processors. Available later this month from US$599, the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook has a 16-inch, 2.5K and 120 Hz display, along with a four-stage RGB backlit keyboard and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
Oppo Find X6 Pro: Alleged specifications and Hasselblad camera design surface
According to new leaks, Oppo is set to overhaul the camera design of its flagship camera series. While the Find X5 Pro has an unusual camera layout, the Find X6 Pro is rumoured to go the way of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, albeit with fewer camera sensors.
RedMagic starts selling Esports gaming monitor with 160 Hz refresh rate, Mini LED backlights and HDMI 2.1 connectivity
RedMagic is now offering a high-end gaming monitor in China. Equipped with a 4K and 160 Hz panel, the gaming monitor also features Mini LED backlights that deliver up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness. RedMagic has included other tantalising features too, like HDMI 2.1 and USB Type-C connectivity.
Google Tensor G2: Confirmation arrives of 5 nm manufacturing process for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro chipset
Google has now clarified rumours about the Tensor G2 utilising 4 nm nodes for improved power efficiency. Unfortunately, the chipset powering the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro is another 5 nm effort in another similarity that the pair with the Pixel 6 series.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Leaker reveals hands-on battery image in another similarity with the Galaxy S22 Ultra
It seems that Samsung has finalised the battery capacity of next year's Galaxy S23 Ultra. According to a new leak, Samsung has already certified the device's 5,000 mAh battery in India, one of many markets in which the Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to be available from early next year.
Bose Smart Soundbar 600: Powerful soundbar introduced with a compact footprint, voice control functionality and Dolby Atmos
Bose has presented the Smart Soundbar 600, a soundbar that contains five transducers. As well as supporting Dolby Atmos, Bose has integrated Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants, as well as Apple AirPlay 2 functionality. Bose has priced the Smart Soundbar 600 at US$499 and will start offering the device later this month across multiple markets.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic: Specifications, design, pricing and a potential release date for upcoming cheaper drone option
The Mavic 3 Classic has leaked again, a month after the drone last appeared online. Not only has the drone's full design leaked, but so have some of specifications, its price and an alleged release date. DJI has certified the Mavic 3 Classic with the FCC in the US too, signalling its impending release in the US.
Philips announces three new monitors for offices with built-in webcams, KVM switches and USB Type-C docking stations
Philips has introduced the 34B1U5600CH, 27B1U5601H and 24B1U5301H, three similar monitors aimed at offering 'a new level of convenience and productivity'. All equipped with KVM switches and webcams, Philips has also included a USB Type-C docking station that can power peripheral devices at up to 100 W.
Nothing Phone (1): Audio analysis shows deficiencies in company's first smartphone
According to audio analysis tests, Nothing has equipped the Phone (1) with a set of weak speakers. Worse still, the device's microphones are subpar too, which helps rank the Nothing Phone (1) as one of the worse smartphones that DxOMark has reviewed in this regard.
Pixel Watch: Google announces metal watch band prices in multiple markets
Google will start shipping the Pixel Watch soon, with the smartwatch set to leave warehouses alongside the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Now, Google has provided details about the metal watch straps that it has designed, including Milanese designs. Surprisingly, Google has priced some of its watch straps higher than equivalents that Apple sells for its smartwatches.
ONEXPLAYER Mini Pro: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U gaming handheld revised with Gundam special edition model
One-netbook has announced version of the ONEXPLAYER Mini Pro, which remains one of the most powerful gaming handhelds. Equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and a Radeon 680M iGPU, the ONEXPLAYER mini Pro has now received a stylish Gundam Edition, which has already been afforded to its Intel-based sibling.
UP Element i12 Edge: Rugged mini-PC arrives based on Intel NUC 12 Compute Element
AAEON has launched the UP Element i12 Edge, a mini-PC built around the Intel NUC 12 Compute Element. Ideal for industrial uses, the UP Element i12 Edge measures 152 x 125 x 48 mm and has modern features like 2.5 Gbit Ethernet and an AX211 Wi-Fi module.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max fails to beat predecessor in battery life tests
Apple has equipped the iPhone 14 Pro Max with an excellent display, supposedly the best display of any smartphone released to date. However, the iPhone 14 Pro Max cannot quite match expectations with its battery life, with Apple's latest flagship unable to outperform the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
LG MAGNIT 4K 136-inch price unveiled with Bang & Olufsen speaker bundles
LG has confirmed pricing for the MAGNIT 4K 136-inch, its massive Smart TV equipped with Micro LEDs. Also available with three Bang & Olufsen speaker bundles, the MAGNIT 4K 136-inch is LG's showcase of what it can do with Micro LED technology.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Rumoured final design locked in with fewer changes from Galaxy S22 Ultra than expected
According to new reports, Samsung is not making as many subtle changes to the Galaxy S23 Ultra as previous leaks suggested would be the case. Instead, a renowned leaker believes that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will look practically identical.
Google to bring several Pixel 7 features to Pixel 6 series devices with upcoming Feature Drop
Google may have announced several new software features with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, but they may not remain exclusive for long. Soon, some of these new features will be making their way to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro via a Feature Drop and even to older Pixel smartphones.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: Official camera samples highlight stepless Super Res Zoom quality up to 30x
Google is betting big on its machine learning capabilities, so much so in fact, that it wants to guarantee a practically stepless zoom to 30x on the Pixel 7 Pro. Supposedly delivering 10x more zoom than the Pixel 6 Pro, Google has sought to demonstrate the improvements in a series of camera samples.
NVIDIA RTX Titan Ada: Four-slot and full AD102 graphics card shelved after melting PSUs
Reportedly, NVIDIA was developing an even more powerful version of the GeForce RTX 4090. Billed as the Titan Ada or the RTX 4090 Ti, the graphics card is thought to be a whopping four slots thick and requires twin 16-pin power connectors. Supposedly, NVIDIA has ceased development though, with multiple reasons spelling the end of the Titan Ada for now.
More Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 specifications leak before Microsoft's October 12 launch event
According to new reports, it seems less and less likely that Microsoft will release the Surface Laptop 5 13.5 or Surface Laptop 5 15 with AMD Ryzen APUs. Instead, both laptops could feature the same Intel Alder Lake-U series processors as the Surface Pro 9. An apparent leaked marketing image points to little visual updates for this year's Surface Laptop series too.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: Purported Founders Edition design surfaces bearing similarities with RTX 3080
According to reports, NVIDIA is preparing the RTX 4070, an AD104-based graphics card with 10 GB or 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM. Sporting Ada Lovelace's subtle redesigns, the RTX 4070 Founders Edition is alleged to resemble a shorter RTX 3080 Founders Edition card.
Seeed Studio previews new reComputer mini-PCs powered by NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano and Orin NX series
Seeed Studio has announced new reComputer mini-PCs. Based on NVIDIA's powerful Jetson Orin Nano and Orin NX series, the mini-PCs will be available later this year and will start from US$199 in the case of Jetson Orin Nano variants.
ASUS ExpertCenter PN53 announced with AMD Ryzen 6000H APUs and DDR5 RAM in mini-PC form factor
ASUS has unveiled the ExpertCenter PN53, a mini-PC based on AMD's latest Ryzen 6000H series. Available with up to the Ryzen 9 6900HX and the Radeon 680M, the ASUS ExpertCenter PN53 also features DDR5 RAM, three drive slots and plenty of I/O.
One UI 5 Beta 4 lands with bug fixes for Samsung Galaxy S22 series
Samsung has released One UI 5 Beta 4 to the Galaxy S22 series. Available as a 1.5 GB download in the US, the latest One UI 5 beta build focuses on bug fixes while removing the multi-user feature that earlier One UI 5 Betas contained.
Hardkernel launches ODROID-Go Ultra with Amlogic S922X running custom EmulationStation build
Hardkernel has finally started selling the ODROID-Go Ultra, its latest gaming handheld. Available in two finishes, the ODROID-Go Ultra has an Amlogic S922X chipset, 2 GB of RAM and a 5-inch display running at 854 x 480 pixels, among other features.
ASUS starts selling Vivobook 16X OLED and Vivobook 17X OLED in Europe with AMD Ryzen and Intel options from €799
ASUS has announced that it has started selling two of its latest mid-range laptops in Europe. Both equipped with OLED displays, the Vivobook 16X OLED and Vivobook 17X OLED also feature a choice between AMD Ryzen 5000 and Intel Alder Lake processors. The pair start at €799, but more powerful configurations push prices up.
Oppo A77s arrives with a stylish design powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 silicon
Oppo has expanded the A77 series to include the A77s, a 6.56-inch handset with a 90 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery. Also equipped with a Snapdragon 680 chipset, the Oppo A77s arrives with ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12, among other features.
Steam Deck: Valve finally makes powerful gaming handheld freely orderable
Valve has confirmed that a reservation is no longer needed to order the Steam Deck. Still available from US$399 and up, the Steam Deck should ship within two weeks of being ordered.
Infinix Hot 20 5G: Mid-range smartphone debuts with MediaTek Dimensity 810 and 120 Hz display
Infinix has unleashed another mid-range smartphone. Building on the Zero Ultra and the Zero 20, the Infinix Hot 20 5G combines the MediaTek Dimensity 810 with 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a 5,000 mAh battery. The Infinix Hot 20 5G comes in three colours and retails for US$179.90.
Analyst names four colour options for Samsung Galaxy S23 series
According to a renowned smartphone analyst, Samsung has decided to offer next year's Galaxy S23 series in four colours, mirroring this year's Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra. Naming all four colours, it seems that Samsung has made some adjustments to the colours in which it currently sells its flagship smartphones.
Google Tensor G2: Chipset details revealed following Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro launches
While Google decided against revealing technical data for the Tensor G2, XDA Developers is on hand to reveal specifics about the new chipset. Like the A16 Bionic, it seems that the Tensor G2 will only offer moderate improvements over last year's Google Tensor.
Samsung pushes stability improvements to Galaxy Buds2 Pro with first public software update
Samsung has released the first public software update for the Galaxy Buds2 Pro. Arriving roughly six weeks after the earbuds' launch, R510XXU0AVI7 is available to download now through the Galaxy Wearable app.
Google Pixel Tablet previewed again with novel wireless charging speaker dock
Google continues to tease the Pixel Tablet, which the company has confirmed is the device's official name. Still on track for a 2023 release, the Pixel Tablet will rely on the new Tensor G2 chipset and can double as a Nest Hub Max when needed.
Google Pixel Watch arrives with Samsung Exynos 9110 SoC, 2 GB of RAM and stock Wear OS 3.5
Google has started selling the Pixel Watch in multiple markets. Equipped with the chipset from the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3, the Pixel Watch also has a stylish design, is available for free with Pixel 7 Pro pre-orders and marks greater Fitbit integration within Wear OS.
Google Pixel 7: Shrunken flagship launches in three colours with Google Tensor G2 chipset
The Pixel 7 has arrived and is already available to pre-order. Shipping with a complimentary pair of Pixel Buds Pro or money off the Pixel Watch if you pre-order before October 17, the Pixel 7 has many of the same features as the Pixel 7 Pro but in a chassis that is even smaller than the Pixel 6.
Google Pixel 7 Pro launches with attractive pre-order deals
Google has finally presented the Pixel 7 Pro, its latest flagship smartphone. Equipped with Tensor G2 and Titan M2 chips, the Pixel 7 Pro is slightly smaller than its predecessor while maintaining many of its features. As expected, Google is offering handsome pre-order deals to tempt people to pick up its latest premium handset.
Infinix Zero Ultra: Samsung ISOCELL HP1 wielding smartphone arrives with industry-leading fast charging for US$520
Infinix has confirmed pricing for the Zero Ultra, a smartphone that can fully recharge its 4,500 mAh battery in 12 minutes. Also equipped with the Samsung ISOCELL HP1 from the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra and the Xiaomi 12T Pro, the Infinix Zero Ultra is available for US$520 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Infinix Zero 20 launched for under €500 with Samsung ISOCELL HM2 camera and a 90 Hz AMOLED display
Infinix has released the Zero 20, a mid-range smartphone powered by the new MediaTek Helio G99 chipset. Also equipped with 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage, the Infinix Zero 20 will ship with Android 12 and Samsung's well-known ISOCELL HM2 camera sensor, among other features.
Motorola Moto G32 5G details surface with codename 'Devon'
According to reports, Motorola is preparing to release a 5G version of the Moto G32. Equipped with a MediaTek chipset instead of a Qualcomm one, the Moto G32 5G seemingly shares many features with its 4G sibling.
Motorola Maui: Design and specifications leak of approaching entry-level smartphone
Specifications and the design of 'Maui' have leaked online. Supposedly an upcoming entry-level handset, the Motorola 'Maui' is reputed to feature the MediaTek Helio G37 and 3 GB of RAM, plus a 720p display and four cameras.
Sony Xperia 1 IV cuts a poor figure in underwhelming battery life results
The Sony Xperia 1 IV may have a lot going for it, but battery life is not one of them. With comparatively slow charging too, the Xperia 1 IV falls short of expectations, particularly given its 5,000 mAh battery. As detailed battery life analysis demonstrates, the Xperia 1 IV needs recharging significantly sooner than its peers.
Simple Phone launches for €399 devoid of Google with SimpleOS
The Simple Phone is aimed at those who want a smartphone free of interference from Google. Instead, the Simple Phone ships with SimpleOS, an open-source OS based on Android 11 that ships with F-Droid, not the Google Play Store.
Huawei Nova 10 SE launches as a mid-range smartphone with 66 W fast charging and a 108 MP triple camera array
Huawei has introduced the Nova 10 SE, a mid-range smartphone that fits some impressive hardware within its 7.39 mm chassis. Powered by the Snapdragon 680, the Huawei Nova 10 SE features a 108 MP primary camera, 66 W fast charging and a 90 Hz display.
Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro to receive three major Android updates but will still ship with Android 12
Xiaomi has sought to assure fans of the extent of software coverage for the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro, such is the importance of software support among Android OEMs these days. While Xiaomi promises four years of software support for the Xiaomi 12T series, its decision to launch the pair on Android 12 leaves a lot to be desired.
Google Pixel Watch specs leak online
The Pixel Watch is almost upon us after months of teasing. Ahead of tomorrow's launch event, a leaker has shared the smartwatch's specifications, including the presence of 2 GB of RAM but the lowly Exynos 9110 SoC.
Huawei Watch GT Cyber: New smartwatch slated to appear this month alongside P50 Pocket New
According to new information, Huawei is on the verge of launching the Watch GT Cyber. Purportedly, the upcoming smartwatch will debut together with the P50 Pocket New, a revised version of Huawei's Galaxy Z Flip4 competitor.
Google Pixel Watch: Unboxing photos show thick display bezels as watch band prices leak
Fresh leaks have revealed more information about the Pixel Watch before the device's impending introduction. Not only unboxing photos emerged, but also hands-on photos of the smartwatch's proprietary watch band, which Amazon has confirmed will cost at least £49 each.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2: Design and specifications leak for upcoming dual-driver earbuds
Renowned leaker OnLeaks has shared specifications of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, the company's next high-end pair of earbuds. Reputedly, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will launch with superior ANC, two drivers per earbud and LHDC codec support, among other changes.
Google Nest Wifi Pro: Pre-orders commence for Matter standard and Wi-Fi 6E compatible routers
Google has unveiled the Nest Wifi Pro, its most advanced Wi-Fi router to date. Not only does the new router support Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, but multiple units can also be used in a mesh set-up. The Google Nest Wifi Pro supports the Matter smart home standard too, among other features.
Pico 4: Pre-orders go live for Meta Quest 2 competitor
The Pico 4 is now available to order, just over two weeks after its introduction. Starting at £379 in the UK and €429 in the Eurozone, the Pico 4 comes with pancake lenses, a higher resolution display than the Quest 2 and a larger battery to boot.
Google Pixel 7 Pro may have a worse telephoto camera than the Pixel 6 Pro amid other strange camera changes
According to a new report, Google has tweaked numerous camera specifications between the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series, including the upcoming Pixel 7 Pro. From FoV changes to a worse telephoto camera for the Pixel 7 Pro, it seems that not all alterations are for the better.
Google October update could be the last for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
Google has released the October update for Pixel smartphones, including the recent Pixel 6a. While it has reached the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, it appears to be the pair's last guaranteed update, three years on from their release.
Samsung QN100B Neo QLED TV launches with 5,000 nits of peak brightness and a 120 W 14-channel sound system
The Samsung QN100B Neo QLED TV offers 5,000 nits of brightness, double what most conventional TVs can achieve. Equipped with a 98-inch, 14-bit and mini LED panel, the Samsung QN100B Neo QLED TV also has a 120 W speaker system, a 4K native resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Huawei previews Vision Smart Screen 75-inch and 86-inch Smart TVs with 120 Hz refresh rates
Huawei has teased the Vision Smart Screen 75 and Vision Smart Screen 86, two Smart TVs that will be available later this month. Equipped with colour-accurate and fast displays, the pair will run HarmonyOS 3, Huawei's latest in-house operating system.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro arrive with LDAC support, ANC and a dual driver set-up
Xiaomi has started selling the Redmi Buds 4 Pro in Europe, starting at €89.99 until October 11. Equipped with dual drivers per earbud, the Redmi Buds 4 Pro supports Hi-Res Audio, the LDAC codec and should deliver 9 hours of battery life between charges.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 arrive with 30 hours of battery life and ANC for €59.99
Xiaomi has presented the Redmi Buds 4 in Europe, a cheaper alternative to the Redmi Buds 4 Pro. Equipped with 10 mm dynamic drivers, the Redmi Buds 4 also support ANC and should deliver up to 30 hours of battery life, among other features.
Xiaomi TV Q2 series announced in three sizes from €549.99 with Google TV and 4K resolutions
Xiaomi has brought three new Smart TVs to Europe. All equipped with 4K panels and Google TV, the Xiaomi TV Q2 series also boasts 92% DCI-P3 colour space coverage and three HDMI ports, among other features.
Xiaomi releases Redmi Pad in Europe with a 90 Hz display at a mid-range price tag
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Pad, a mid-range Android tablet that comes in two memory configurations and three colours. Available from €279.90 until October 7, the Redmi Pad features a large 90 Hz display and a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset.
Xiaomi Smart Band 7 Pro arrives in Europe with €89.99 early bird pricing
Xiaomi has introduced the Smart Band 7 Pro in Europe, where it comes in two case colours with eight watch strap types. Available from today, the Smart Band 7 Pro will cost €89.99 until October 11, after which it will rise to €99.99.
Xiaomi 12T series arrives with flagship hardware, 1220p displays and high-resolution OIS cameras
Xiaomi has revealed the Xiaomi 12T series, consisting of the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro. Both equipped with tempting hardware for smartphone fans, the Xiaomi 12T Pro is more geared toward those who want a flagship smartphone without paying the current going rate for flagship smartphones. The Xiaomi 12T series is orderable from today with pre-order bonus, including a free Redmi Pad.
Huawei Watch D: European launch date announced for long-awaited smartwatch
Huawei has finally confirmed when it will launch the Watch D in Europe. Starting in Germany, the Watch D will be the first commercially-available smartwatch with a built-in blood pressure cuff, among other advanced health tracking features.
Samsung Galaxy A54: Camera upgrade detailed for 2023-bound mid-range smartphone
Initial camera details for the Galaxy A54 have leaked, signalling a change from its predecessors. While Samsung has persisted with the same 64 MP sensor for three generations, the Galaxy A54 is rumoured to be moving onto pastures new, among other changes.
Meta Quest 3: Specifications, release window and CAD renders leak for cheaper alternative to upcoming Quest Pro VR headset
Meta may be focused on delivering the Quest Pro headset, but Bradley Lynch has delivered a sizeable leak about next year's Quest 3. While the Quest 3 will carry over some Quest Pro features, it will miss out on technologies that its competitors will offer, such as OLED displays and advanced facial tracking.
Fitbit Versa 2: Numerous owners report smartwatches becoming unusable after latest software update
According to multiple owner reports, Fitbit's latest update for the Versa 2 has rendered some units practically useless. Believed to be a bug missed during testing, the issue leads to touchscreens no longer working in affected Versa 2 smartwatches.
Sony Xperia 1 V: More camera specifications emerge with talk of improved variable zoom periscope camera
According to reports, Sony is looking to build on the variable zoom camera included in this year's Xperia 1 IV. Additionally, the Xperia 1 V may borrow from the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max by re-using their 48 MP primary cameras.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3 receive new watch faces and other changes in Tizen OS 220.127.116.11 updates
Samsung has rolled out new updates for its older flagship smartwatches. Available on the Galaxy Watch Active2 and the Galaxy Watch3, the update brings a few new features to both smartwatches, such as two watch faces.
Huawei Vision Smart Screen Z65 Gaming Edition unveiled with HarmonyOS 3, HDMI 2.1 and 120 Hz support
Huawei has announced a new Smart TV in China aimed at gamers. Billed as the Vision Smart Screen Z65 Gaming Edition, the Smart TV has a 4K native resolution, a 120 Hz panel, a 50 W Devialet sound system and HDMI 2.1 connectivity, among other things.
Motorola Moto G72 released with a 120 Hz pOLED display and a 108 MP triple camera set-up
The Moto G72 has arrived following a short teaser campaign. Billed as Motorola's latest mid-range smartphone, the Moto G72 has a 6.55-inch and 120 Hz pOLED display, a 108 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features. Sadly, Motorola has chosen a weaker chipset to keep costs down.
Apple enables Stage Manager software support on older iPad Pro tablets with a catch for newer models
A new iPadOS 16 beta build has confirmed that Apple is moving away from making Stage Manager an M1-exclusive feature. Instead, the multitasking feature has been opened up to iPads with A12X Bionic and A12Z Bionic chipsets.
OnePlus Nord Watch: New budget smartwatch arrives in two colours and with a large AMOLED display
OnePlus has unveiled the Nord Watch in India, where it starts at INR 4,999 (~US$60). Available in two colours, the OnePlus Nord Watch has a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, impressive battery life and IP68 certification, among other features.
Xiaomi certifies three Redmi Note 12 series smartphones with up to 210 W fast charging for top model
Recent 3C listings suggest that Xiaomi could be on the verge of blowing its current 120W HyperCharge out of the water, starting with the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus. Seemingly set for a global release, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus should be capable of an astounding 210 W fast wired charging.
Nokia X30 5G launches in Europe and the UK with an introductory bonus
HMD Global now sells the Nokia X30 5G in Europe and the UK. Available in two memory configurations and in two colours, the Nokia X30 5G combines a Snapdragon 695 chipset with a 90 Hz AMOLED display and three high-resolution cameras. The Nokia X30 5G is orderable now from £399 or €519 in the Eurozone.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11R launches with a copycat POCO design at a mid-range price
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 11R in its home market. Already available in China, the Redmi Note 11R has a 90 Hz display, a Dimensity 700 chipset and up to 8 GB of RAM. Also, the new smartphone bears more than a passing resemblance to the POCO M4 5G.
Banana Pi BPI-PicoW-S3 introduced as Raspberry Pi Pico W clone
Banana Pi has started selling the BPI-PicoW-S3, a development board that follows the form factor of the Raspberry Pi Pico W. Supposedly more powerful than Raspberry Pi's effort, the BPI-PicoW-S3 is orderable now from US$5.50.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 receive dismal repairability score from teardown specialists
iFixit has disassembled the AirPods Pro 2, Apple's latest flagship earbuds. Sadly, the AirPods Pro 2 is basically unrepairable and is at odds with Apple's apparent embrace of right to repair. As iFixit found out, destroying the AirPods Pro 2 is the only way to access some components.
Galaxy S23 Ultra: Leaker describes next year's flagship as 'best smartphone designed by Samsung' amid display bezel analysis
According to a renowned leaker, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a thinner chin than its predecessor. While not quite even bezels, the changes have led @UniverseIce to declare that the Galaxy S23 Ultra could be Samsung's sharpest smartphone design to date.
Huawei removes Leica branding from P50 Pro smartphones
With Leica switching allegiances to Xiaomi, it should come as no surprise to see Huawei revise the P50 Pro and remove any references to the German camera company. Reportedly, Huawei has also ditched the power supply from its latest flagship smartphone too.
Google Pixel 7: Amazon leaks surprisingly low Eurozone pricing
It seems that the Pixel 7 will launch in Europe for significantly less than was previously assumed. While the likes of Apple have already raised prices in Europe following a strong US dollar, leaked Amazon pricing suggests that Google will absorb losses to maximise sales in Europe.
DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise series is now orderable as Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T drones
DJI has introduced the Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T, the sole members of the new Mavic 3 Enterprise series. Building on the regular Mavic 3 series, the Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T offer up to 45-minute flight times and even a thermal camera in the case of the Mavic 3T.
Morefine S600: Powerful mini-PC arrives on Indiegogo with Intel Core i9-12900H and Core i9-12900HK options from US$669
Morefine has brought the S600 to Indiegogo, its powerful mini-PC that comes with the Core i9-12900H or the Core i9-12900HK. Also available with up to 64 GB of storage and a 1 TB SSD, the Morefine S600 starts at US$669 as a barebones unit with the Core i9-12900H.
Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Studio 3 details emerge with 12th Gen Intel Core processors all round
More details about upcoming Surface products have leaked online ahead of Microsoft's annual hardware event on October 12. Reputedly, Microsoft has opted for four Intel Alder Lake-U processors for the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5. However, only configuration may be available for the Surface Studio 3.
Full Xiaomi 12T series prices and memory configurations leak before October 4 launch
The next generation in Xiaomi's 'T' series is just a few days away from launching. In the meantime, prices and memory configurations for both Xiaomi 12T series models have leaked, confirming that only a maximum of 256 GB of storage will be available even for the Xiaomi 12T Pro. There may be significant price differences between the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro, too.
Dell Alienware Aurora R15: Refreshed gaming PC presented with improved cooling, a new PSU, upgraded processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs
Dell has introduced a new version of the Alienware Aurora R15, the company's high-end gaming desktop. Now equipped with 13th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, the Aurora R15 will be available later this autumn in North America.
Microsoft Surface Studio 3 and Project Volterra arrive on FCC ahead of October 12 introduction
It seems that Microsoft has certified the Surface Studio 3 and Project Volterra with the FCC ahead of their North American releases. While the FCC has not revealed too many Project Volterra details, it appears to have leaked the Surface Studio 3's design.
Alienware AW3423DWF: Dell previews a cheaper QD OLED curved gaming monitor with a 165 Hz refresh rate
Dell has pivoted to making cheaper QD-OLED gaming monitors. Starting with the Alienware AW3423DWF, the shift brings QD-OLED panels for a US$1,099 price point, US$200 more affordable than the current Alienware AW3423DW.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro: Variable aperture camera flagship arrives in Europe at Apple iPhone 14 Pro prices
The Huawei Mate 50 Pro has debuted in Europe, starting at €1,299. Equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and a 120 Hz OLED display, the Mate 50 Pro should provide decent competition against current flagship smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus: First renders show camera design inspiration from Galaxy S22 Ultra
It seems that Samsung is shaking up the design of its flagship smartphone series. According to the renowned OnLeaks, the Galaxy S23 Plus has taken a leaf out of the Galaxy S22 Ultra's book. Not only has the leaker shared high-resolution renders, but he has also shared a 360-degree video of next year's flagship smartphone.
Xiaomi Pad 5 receives Android 12 globally courtesy of MIUI 13.1 update
Xiaomi has started rolling out Android 12 to the Pad 5 outside China by way of MIUI 13.1. Available as V18.104.22.168.SKXEUXM, V22.214.171.124.SKXMIXM and V126.96.36.199.SKXINXM, the update is over a 3 GB download and carries the September 2022 set of security patches, among other changes.
Logitech leaks unreleased Xbox Series X model
A TV advert for a new Logitech gaming headset appears to show a previously unavailable version of the Xbox Series X. Unacknowledged by the company, the unreleased model may have been received as part of Logitech's close collaboration with Microsoft. It remains to be seen whether Microsoft plans to release the Xbox Series X model shown, though.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11R: Pricing for unreleased but familiar-looking smartphone leaks
According to reports, Xiaomi is preparing to launch another member in the Redmi Note 11 series. Billed as the Redmi Note 11R, the smartphone appears to be a re-branded POCO smartphone, underlined by similarities between its specifications and those of the POCO M4 5G.
Xiaomi Redmi Pad: Specifications leak for upcoming 10-inch, 90 Hz and 8,000 mAh battery wielding Android tablet
Two renowned leakers have shared numerous details about the Redmi Pad. Equipped with a 10.61-inch display and a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, the Xiaomi Redmi Pad will launch later this year in multiple colours and with a stylish design. Based on the device's name, the Redmi Pad should be a cheaper option to the Xiaomi Pad 5 series too.
Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus leaks as a cheap entry-level smartphone with an upgrade over the regular Redmi A1
Apparently, Xiaomi is planning to release another entry-level smartphone under the Redmi A series. Alleged to be the Redmi A1 Plus, the device should have a distinct advantage over the regular model, albeit with the same drawbacks too.
Google Pixel 7: Pricing for 128 GB model and release date confirmed ahead of official reveal
Amazon US has confirmed pricing for the Pixel 7, as well as a release date. Set to undercut many of its rivals, the Pixel 7 will launch with a subtly improved design over last year's Pixel 6, as well as an upgraded chipset and a superior selfie camera, among other changes.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: Leaker reveals important specifications for upcoming flagship smartphone
Google is a little over a week from launching the Pixel Watch, Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro. While the company has already confirmed the latter's design, many specifications remain unclear. A renowned leaker has detailed many remaining details though, underlining the small differences between the Pixel 7 Pro and the Pixel 6 Pro.
Sony PlayStation 5 developer kit with display and 2.5 TB SSD highlighted in new video
The Sony PlayStation 5 developer kit has finally been showcased in an in-depth video. Detailing not only the dev kit's hardware, the video also showcases its software and how it differs from a retail PS5.
Xiaomi CIVI 2 launched in China with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset and a 120 Hz AMOLED display
Xiaomi has finally released the CIVI 2, a smartphone that is expected to launch outside China as the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE or Xiaomi 13 Lite. Running Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 silicon, the Xiaomi CIVI 2 has a 120 Hz AMOLED display, up to 12 GB of RAM and a total of five cameras.
Anbernic RG353V gaming handheld released alongside RG353VS with Android support and HDMI output
Anbernic has introduced the RG353V and RG353VS, two vertical retro gaming handhelds with 3.5-inch displays. Starting from US£89.99, the RG353V series costs up to US$142.99 with 256 GB of eMMC flash storage.
Logitech G Cloud price already cut following launch
Logitech has reduced the price of the G Cloud, days after presenting the device. Equipped with a Snapdragon 720G chipset and 4 GB of RAM, the Logitech G Cloud should only be considered as a gaming streaming device, not a conventional gaming handheld.
Sony PlayStation 5 receives new 6 nm AMD Oberon Plus with a few quality of life improvements
Recently, Sony started delivering a new PlayStation 5 revision, the third to date. Not only is the console 300 g lighter than its predecessor, but it also features an upgraded APU based on 6 nm nodes. The die shrink should reduce fan noise, among other improvements.
Google Pixel Watch: Leaked retail packaging hints at earlier than expected release date and confirms Fitbit integration
Google's retail packaging for the Pixel Watch has leaked ahead of the smartwatch's impending release. Seemingly set to be available sooner than other rumours claimed, the leaked packaging confirms Google's plans to push Fitbit as part of the Pixel Watch experience too.
Vivo X Fold Plus debuts in China with performance, efficiency and battery improvements
Vivo has introduced the X Fold Plus in China, a follow-up to the Vivo X Fold. Effectively a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 competitor, the X Fold Plus features a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset with a 4,730 mAh battery, among other minor changes.
ZTE Axon 30S presented with a notch-free display and Android 12 at an affordable price
ZTE has introduced the Axon 30S in China, where it is orderable from today. Although ZTE has pitched the Axon 30S as a mid-range smartphone, it contains some flagship hardware, including an under-display camera (UDC). The ZTE Axon 30S has a huge 120 Hz panel too, along with support for 55 W fast charging, among other features.
Sony previews PlayStation VR 2 'revolutionary immersive' features
The launch of Sony's next-generation VR headset may be a few months away, but the company has sought to demonstrate some of its most exciting features. Supposedly revolutionary and immersive, the PS VR2 will push 2,000 x 2,040 pixels per eye via its OLED displays.
NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation announced ahead of December release with over 18,000 CUDA cores and 48 GB VRAM
NVIDIA has introduced another RTX A6000, dubbed the RTX A6000 Ada Generation. As its name suggests, the new RTX A6000 relies on the Ada Lovelace architecture, likely the AD102 GPU. Equipped with over 18,000 CUDA cores and 567 Tensor cores, the RTX A6000 Ada Generation will be available later this year with a massive 48 GB of VRAM.
NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano: Configurations and pricing confirmed ahead of January 2023 release
NVIDIA has presented the Jetson Orin Nano series, a pair of system-on-modules (SOM) that supposedly deliver up to 80x the performance of the original Jetson Nano. Not only has NVIDIA confirmed the pair's release date, but it has also outlined their pricing.
DJI teases Rise to the Call launch event for Mavic 3 Enterprise series drones
DJI is preparing to release even more drones, having only just announced the Avata. While the Avata is a first-person view drone, DJI will use its 'Rise to the Call' event to showcase new enterprise drones. Rumoured to be the Mavic 3 Thermal and the Mavic 3 Enterprise, the pair will build on the existing Mavic 3 series.
DJI OM 6 and Osmo Mobile SE specifications and prices leak as 'Unfold Your Creativity' launch event confirmed
DJI has confirmed another launch event, this time billed as helping 'Unfold Your Creativity'. Scheduled for September 22, several leaks have confirmed that the devices to be presented will be the OM 6 and the Osmo Mobile SE, a pair of smartphone gimbals. Prices for the pair have also emerged, as have their specifications.
Google teases Pixel 7 Pro in censored hands-on video with launch date confirmation
Google continues to promote the Pixel 7 Pro, one of three upcoming Pixel products. Now, the company has released a hands-on video of its next-generation flagship, albeit a rather blurred one. Google has finally confirmed pre-order dates too.
GPD Win 4: Company boasts that new console is 'better than Steam Deck' in launch date and specifications announcement
GPD has confirmed all specifications for the Win 4, its Radeon 680M and Ryzen 7 6800U-powered gaming handheld. Not only has the company outlined the Win 4's specifications, but it has also announced its launch date. For some reason, GPD keeps gunning for the Valve Steam Deck too.
Xiaomi CIVI 2: Launch date and design confirmed as company teases specifications
Xiaomi has revealed the CIVI 2, smartphone that is expected to arrive globally as the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE or Xiaomi 13 Lite. Not only has the company unveiled the smartphone's design, but it has also confirmed a few specifications and has outlined its launch date in China.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro receives new global update following ECG activation
Huawei has started rolling out Harmony OS 188.8.131.525 for the Watch GT 3 Pro. Available globally, the update follows the company's announcement that ECG functionality is now available on the smartwatch in multiple markets. With a few optimisations, Harmony OS 184.108.40.2065 is approximately a 95 MB download via the Huawei Health app.
NVIDIA Tegra T239: New leak offers clues about rumours next-generation Nintendo Switch chipset
The existence of the NVIDIA Tegra T239 has been more or less confirmed, with Linux kernel support added for the unreleased chipset. Expected to be a customised version of the Tegra T234, the Tegra T239 is rumoured to power a next-generation Nintendo Switch, possibly the Switch Pro or the Switch 2.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 prices, details and configurations leak with possibility of no AMD Ryzen models for refreshed ultrabook series
According to a new report, the Surface Laptop 5 could miss out on AMD Ryzen models, a break from earlier generations. Purportedly, the Surface Laptop 5 could arrive with Intel Alder Lake-U series processors instead, a fate now also rumoured to be the case for the Surface Pro 9. Prices, memory configurations and new colour options have leaked too.
Chromecast with Google TV (HD) almost official in Android TV Guide leak as European pricing surfaces
Google has taken a step closer to releasing a cheaper version of the Chromecast with Google TV. Billed as an HD version, the device is rumoured to launch for €43 in the Eurozone. In the meantime, the Android TV Guide has outlined practically all key Chromecast with Google TV (HD) specifications.
ONEXPLAYER mini Pro: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U model announced from US$919 with up to 32 GB of RAM
One-netbook has revealed pricing and configurations for the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-powered version of its ONEXPLAYER mini Pro. Launching for as little as US$919, the machine comes with a 48 Wh battery, LPDDR5 RAM and a 7-inch display, among other features.
Xiaomi will not ape Apple with 'Dynamic Island' on the Redmi K60 series
Contrary to reports, Xiaomi has not confirmed that the Redmi K60 series will receive a Dynamic Island-style notification system. While Xiaomi claims to have considered the matter, it will not be moving ahead with copying Apple's novel use of the space occupied by the sizeable pill punch-hole on the iPhone 14 Pro series.
GPD Win 4: Multi-function dock and backlit keyboard confirmed for upcoming gaming handheld
GPD has confirmed more information about the Win 4, its next gaming handheld. Set to do battle with the likes of the new ONEXPLAYER mini Pro, the GPD Win 4 will launch with a first-party dock, as well as a superior keyboard compared to the one found in its predecessor.
NVIDIA announces RTX 4080 12 GB and RTX 4080 16 GB for US$899 and US$1,119 ahead of November launch
NVIDIA has presented the RTX 4080 series in 12 GB and 16 GB flavours. Equipped with different GPUs, the RTX 4080 12 GB and RTX 4080 16 GB are two of three Ada Lovelace graphics cards presented so far, with the other being the RTX 4090.
Khadas Edge2: Single-board computer launches in four variants from US$199.99
Khadas has started selling the Edge2, a single-board computer (SBC) that it claims will deliver 'ARM PC' performance levels. Equipped with the Rockchip RK3588S, the Khadas Edge2 is available in four configurations. Prices start from US$199.99, with early bird pricing set to end on October 31.
Google Pixel Watch: Pricing leaks for European and US markets as talk of November shipment date emerges
According to new reports, the Pixel Watch and the Pixel 7 series will not begin shipping simultaneously. Instead, while Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro pre-orders should reach people in mid-October, the Pixel Watch will be held back until early November. Pricing in the Eurozone and the US has leaked too, as have various colour combinations.
Nothing Phone (1): Nothing OS 1.1.4 delivers LHDC high-definition audio support and camera upgrades
Nothing has started rolling out Nothing OS 1.1.4, an update that brings numerous improvements to the Phone (1). Not only does the update contain new features, but it also bundles camera improvements, system optimisations and bug fixes. Available to download now, Nothing OS 1.1.4 is over a 100 MB download.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition leaks hours ahead of #ProjectBeyond showcase
The RTX 40 series is almost upon us, ahead of which VideoCardz has leaked an image of the RTX 4090 Founders Edition. Confirming minor design changes from its RTX 30 series predecessors, the RTX 4090 Founders Edition should launch later today with two versions of the RTX 4080.
AOC AGON 5th generation gaming monitors unleashed with QHD resolutions, high refresh rates and Console Mode
AOC has introduced the AG275QX/EU and AG275QXN/EU, two AGON 5th generation gaming monitors with IPS and VA panels, respectively. Offering 165 Hz refresh rates and QHD resolutions, the pair also deliver 1 ms response times with DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 connectivity.
ASRock PG34WQ15R2B: 34-inch curved gaming monitor debuts with a 1500R curvature and a 1440p resolution
ASRock has introduced the PG34WQ15R2B, a curved gaming monitor that is already available for US$429.99 in the US. Offering 91% DCI-P3 colour space coverage and a 165 Hz refresh rate, the PG34WQ15R2B also delivers up to 550 cd/m² of typical peak brightness, among other features.
Garmin claims to fix Strava issue on Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches with latest Beta Program update
Garmin has announced Alpha version 9.35 for Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches. Available to download now, the new Beta Program update seeks to fix several issues across the three smartwatch series, including one that cause the Golf activity not automatically to advance to the next hole.
SEGA Dreamcast: Next-generation VMU arrives with significant upgrades and mini-game compatibility
The SEGA Dreamcast may have launched over 20 years ago, but the console still has a cult following. Such is its enduring popularity, Dreamware Enterprises has created the VM2, an upgraded VMU that aims to resolve all the issues of the original model. Not only does the VM2 support all VMU functionality, but it also has overhauled internals.
Garmin releases Public Beta 10.22 as Release Candidate build for Venu 2 series with bug fixes
Garmin has rolled out Public Beta 10.22 for the Venu 2 series, following just a few days after Public Beta 10.21 arrived. Seemingly the Venu 2 series' next stable build too, Public Beta 10.22 contains a few bug fixes aimed but no new features.
Garmin Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S gains bug fixes with Beta version 9.25 and Beta version 9.27 updates
Garmin has started rolling out new beta updates for the Instinct 2 and the Instinct 2s. While Beta version 9.25 has only just arrived, Garmin sought to release Beta version 9.27 a few days later. Both lack any new features, but they should address bugs on the Instinct 2 series.
Khadas Edge2: New single-board computer debuts with Rockchip RK3588S chipset
Khadas has unveiled the Edge2, a single-board computer (SBC) with a sizeable heatsink and an octa-core processor. Supposedly one of the most powerful ARM-based SBCs to date, the Khadas Edge2 relies on the Rockchip RK3588S with a 6 TOPS NPU and up to 16 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. So far, Khadas has announced Edge2 Basic and Edge2 Pro configurations.
New ONEXPLAYER mini Pro previewed with AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and Radeon 680M
One-netbook is preparing to release a new edition in its ever-expanding ONEXPLAYER series. Finally, the company is equipping an ONEXPLAYER model with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, a Zen 3+ APU that features the powerful Radeon 680M iGPU. Theoretically, the Radeon 680M should help the AMD version deliver significantly better in-game performance than the current Intel Alder Lake-P series model.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 5G registered with FCC as design changes from Surface Pro X and launch date emerge
A potential release date for the Surface Pro 9 5G has leaked online, which should also apply to the regular Surface Pro 9, the Surface Laptop 5, the Surface Studio 3 and perhaps even the rumoured Surface Gaming Laptop. Having been spotted on the FCC's database, details about possible design changes between the Surface Pro X and Surface Pro 9 5G have been outlined too.
Nothing teases next 'sublime' product following Ear (1) and Phone (1) releases
Nothing has teased the launch of something 'sublime', with CEO Carl Pei adding 'sometimes the answer is sitting right in front of you'. While the company and its CEO remain tight-lipped about what is planned, various leaks provide some insight into what could be on the horizon for Nothing.
Google Tensor G2: Performance details for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro leak with significant GPU improvements
Details about the Google Tensor G2 have emerged online just under a month before its official introduction. Debuting in the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro, the Google Tensor G2 will arrive with a 4 nm process and an upgraded GPU.
Xiaomi 13 Pro live image leaks revealing a familiar design, MIUI 14 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
The first hands-on image of the Xiaomi 13 Pro has surfaced online, months before the device's arrival. Bearing a familiar design, the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and 12 GB of RAM, among other features.
Anbernic RG353V: New retro gaming handheld previewed with a vertical layout and a 3.5-inch display
Anbernic has introduced the RG353V, a closer relative of the RG353P that the company already sells. Equipped with a Rockchip RK3566 SoC and 2 GB of RAM, the Anbernic RG353V also has a 3.5-inch IPS display and should eventually be available in multiple colours.
GPD Win 4: Company pokes fun at Valve Steam Deck as more display specifications confirmed
GPD has provided more details about the Win 4, including that it will feature a native landscape display with DC dimming. Additionally, GPD has compared the Win 4 against the Valve Steam Deck, which is not only larger than the GPD Win 4, but is also has a smaller battery capacity to boot.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 gains usability improvements with One UI 4.1.1 and Android 12L
Samsung has released Android 12L to the Galaxy Z Fold2. Rolling out as One UI 4.1.1, the update arrives as F916BXXU2HVHA. Not only does One UI 4.1.1 contain a taskbar, but it also features a revised notification shade and a two-column layout in apps that are Android 12L-optimised.
Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro European prices leak with specifications and press images
Press images of the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro have leaked, as have specifications and European prices for the pair. Surprisingly, Xiaomi is set to make the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro significantly more expensive than their predecessors. For some reason, the Xiaomi 12T will launch for as much as the Xiaomi 11T Pro did last year.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus G3: Innovative laptop with 21:10 display is now orderable in Europe
Lenovo has finally released the ThinkBook Plus G3 in Europe, where it starts at €1,823. Equipped with a 21:10 display and a secondary panel for writing, the ThinkBook Plus G3 also contains an Intel Core i7-12700H processor and LPDDR5 RAM.
Realme Watch 3 arrives in Europe for €69.99 with a huge display
Realme is now selling the Watch 3 in Europe, a budget smartwatch with a 1.8-inch display. Available in its grey colourway, the Realme Watch 3 offers 24/7 heart rate and blood oxygen level monitoring, along with over 100 watch faces and exercise modes.
Xiaomi CIVI 2 launch imminent with global launch also planned as Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE or Xiaomi 13 Lite
According to new leaks, Xiaomi is on the verge of releasing a successor to the Xiaomi CIVI. Predictably called the Xiaomi CIVI 2, the upcoming smartphone may also receive a global release, unlike its predecessor. However, Xiaomi may keep the CIVI brand a Chinese exclusive, with the CIVI 2 arriving globally under a different name, like the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE or Xiaomi 13 Lite.
NVIDIA teases AD102 GPU performance and Ada Lovelace architecture name
NVIDIA is dropping hints about what it will unveil at its #ProjectBeyond showcase. Based on a few teasers, it seems that NVIDIA is keen to tell its fans about its Lovelace architecture, as well as its flagship AD102 GPU.
Apple Watch Ultra and Watch Series 6 may have identical processors
Apple may have introduced the Watch Series 8 and Watch Ultra with its Apple S8 SoC, but a higher chipset number is no guarantee of any significant improvements. Instead, it turns out that the Apple S8, Apple S7 and Apple S6 are identical with no CPU or GPU improvements between generations.
Honor X40 5G: Mid-range smartphone launches with a curved 120 Hz AMOLED display and a Snapdragon 695 chipset
Honor has introduced the X40 5G in its home market. Equipped with a 120 Hz AMOLED display, the Honor X40 5G also features a 5,100 mAh battery, a Snapdragon 695 chipset and up to 12 GB of RAM. Honor has decided to offer the X40 5G in four memory configurations and in four colours, too.
Radxa ROCK 4 SE: New Raspberry Pi alternative arrives with M.2 M key connector
Radxa has introduced the ROCK 4 SE, a single-board computer (SBC) that drops the 'Pi' from its model name. Still designed as a Raspberry Pi competitor, the ROCK 4 SE relies on a Rockchip RK3399-T chipset and is orderable for £73.34, including VAT.
Xiaomi starts selling the POCO M5 and POCO M5s in Europe at a discount
Xiaomi is now selling the POCO M5 and POCO M5s in the Eurozone. While the pair sound like similar devices, the POCO M5 and POCO M5s look rather different and do not share many components either. The POCO M5 and POCO M5s are both available with introductory discounts, though.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro receive second software update within a month
Samsung has started rolling out another update to the Galaxy Watch5 series, the second since their introduction last month. Released for all versions of the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, the update improves GPS stability, among other changes.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max teardown highlights Dynamic Island, larger rear-facing cameras and improved cooling
The iPhone 14 Pro Max has received its first teardown video, highlighting some of the internal changes that Apple has made from last year. Not only has this year's Pro Max gained a larger rear-facing camera setup, but it has also gained a superior cooling system, among other things.
Samsung Galaxy S23 to launch with thicker display bezels than Galaxy S22
According to new reports, the Galaxy S23 could be somewhat of a disappointment for fans of ever-shrinking bezels. While many Android OEMs continue their gradual moves towards releasing a smartphone with no display bezels whatsoever, a reliable leaker claims the opposite will be true with the Galaxy S23, which may look a bit chunkier than the current Galaxy S22.
Redmi Gaming Monitor G24: New gaming monitor launches in Xiaomi's home market with a 165 Hz refresh rate
Xiaomi has started selling the Redmi Gaming Monitor G24 in China, where it sells for a particularly affordable price. Equipped with a 23.8-inch panel, the Redmi Gaming Monitor G24 operates natively at 1080p with a 165 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response times (MPRT).
iOS 16.0.1 arrives to fix Apple iPhone 14 issues with iOS 16.1 beta 1 released for developers
Apple has issued two software updates that build on the new iOS 16.0. While the company has released iOS 16.0.1 publicly for the iPhone 14 series, it has also seeded iOS 16.1 beta 1 to developers. With iOS 16.0.1 aimed at squashing bugs, iOS 16.1 contains a few features that did not ship with iOS 16.0.
Xiaomi Redmi A1 to launch in Europe for a €99 starting price
According to reports, Xiaomi has decided to sell the Redmi A1 in Europe, having already presented the device in India. Equipped with a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset and 2 GB of RAM, the Redmi A1 runs stock Android 12, not MIUI 13. The Redmi A1 appears to cost less in Europe than in India too.
GoPro Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Black Creator Edition presented to combat the new DJI Osmo Action 3
GoPro has unveiled the Hero 11 Black, an action camera that it also available as the Hero 11 Black Creator Edition. Available to order now, the Hero 11 Black has GoPro's latest 27 MP camera sensor, plus a 1,720 mAh battery but the same GoPro GP2 processor as its predecessor. The Hero 11 Black starts at US$399.98 or US$579.98 for GoPro subscribers if you opt for the Creator Edition.
GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini arrives with a compact chassis and a new 27 MP camera
GoPro has unveiled the Hero 11 Black Mini globally, its first delve into a new form factor since the Hero Max. Equipped with more or less the same internals as the Hero 11 Black and the Hero 11 Black Creator Edition, the Hero 11 Black Mini is the most compact of the trio and is closer to the DJI Action 2's footprint, which has now been superseded by the Osmo Action 3.
DJI Osmo Action 3 starts for US$329 with a new design, long battery life and improved waterproofing
DJI has beaten GoPro to the punch by unveiling the Osmo Action 3, which arrives just ahead of the Hero 11 Black and the Hero 11 Black Mini. Eschewing last year's modular design, the Osmo Action 3 has an additional front-facing touchscreen display, as well as superior image stabilisation and long battery life than the Action 2, among other changes.
GPD Win 4: eGPU support confirmed for AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and Radeon 680M powered gaming handheld
GPD has previewed the Win 4, a 6-inch gaming handheld that will be available with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and Radeon 680M iGPU. Also onboard is LPDDR5 RAM, up to 2 TB of PCIe storage and USB 4 connectivity that supports eGPUs.
Huawei Band 7 gains two updates with new communication and health features
Huawei has started distributing two updates for the Band 7, one of its latest fitness trackers. Rolling out as HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 and HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168, the pair bring new features and improvements for the Band 7.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro: European launch date leaks for multi-stage variable aperture camera flagship
It seems that Huawei is preparing to launch the Mate 50 Pro in Europe, just a few weeks after its debut in China. The world's first smartphone with a multi-stage variable aperture camera should also arrive alongside the Nova 10 series and EMUI 13.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9: Intel Alder Lake-P series and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processors headed to next-generation 2-in-1 convertibles
According to reports, Microsoft has settled on powerful Alder Lake-P series processors for the Intel version of the Surface Pro 9. By contrast, the Surface Pro 9 5G, the Surface Pro X's successor, will arrive with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, an SoC with four ARM Cortex-X1 performance cores. Both models should feature 120 Hz displays too, unlike the current Surface Pro X.
GKD Mini Plus: New retro handheld arrives with Rockchip RK3566 chipset and a unique design
The GKD Mini Plus is a retro gaming handheld with an unusual trick up its sleeve. Based on the Rockchip RK3566 chipset, the GKD Mini Plus has a removable accessory with analogue sticks. The GKD Mini Plus supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity too, among other features.
Google revives Original Chips crisp campaign for upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro release
Google Japan has returned to last year's Original Chips campaign for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, its next flagship smartphones. While the focus may be on the Pixel 7 series, Original Chips aims to bring attention to the company's second-generation in-house chipset, the Google Tensor G2.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023 leaks ahead of global launch
According to new reports, Xiaomi is set to release another Redmi Note 11 series model. Reputedly, the device will be the Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023, which may actually be a re-branded Redmi Note 10 Pro. Tipped to arrive soon, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023 should receive a global release too.
Apple watchOS 9 arrives with new fitness and health features for various Apple Watch models
Apple has released watchOS 9, a substantial update for the Apple Watch Series 4 onwards. Rolling out now, watchOS 9 overhauls almost all aspects of Apple's smartwatch operating system, including adding a power-saving mode for improved battery life, among other changes.
Apple releases iOS 16 for iPhone X or newer with iOS 15.7 issued for older iPhones
Apple has started rolling out iOS 16 to all of its smartphones from the iPhone 8 and iPhone X onwards. Arguably the biggest update for iPhones this year, iOS 16 arrives alongside iOS 15.7, a security update for iPhones that are ineligible for an iOS 16 upgrade.
Microsoft Surface Gaming Laptop: Questionable specification sheet leaks with 165 Hz display and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
According to new reports, Microsoft has a gaming laptop up its sleeve. Reputedly to be marketed as the Surface Gaming Laptop, the device is alleged to feature up to an Intel Core i7-12700H processor, 32 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU. Irregularities in the specification sheet hint raise questions about the leak's authenticity, though.
Google Pixel 7 series to launch without 512 GB storage option in Europe
According to reports, Google plans to continue only offering 128 GB and 256 GB of storage with its flagship smartphones in Europe. While the US may receive a 512 GB variant of the Pixel 7 Pro, non-expandable storage means that there will be no way to push the Pixel 7 series beyond 256 GB in Europe. Google has confirmed that there will be colour exclusives for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro too.
GoPro Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Black Mini release dates confirmed for DJI Osmo Action 3 clash
GoPro has outlined when it will introduce the Hero 11 Black, as well as the rumoured Hero 11 Black Mini. Surprisingly, GoPro plans to launch both cameras on the same day that DJI has already scheduled for the Osmo Action 3's release.
DJI Osmo Action 3: Specifications and pricing confirmed for GoPro Hero 11 Black competitor
DJI continues to tease the Osmo Action 3 ahead of its September 14 release. Arriving on the same day as the GoPro Hero 11 Black, the DJI Osmo Action 3 will arrive for as little as €369, if leaked pricing is to be believed. Specifications have also emerged online, with a few having already been confirmed by DJI.
AYA NEO 2 GEEK: Pricing, colour options and name change confirmed for RDNA 2-based gaming handheld
AYA NEO has outlined more details about the AYA NEO 2 GEEK. Now called the AYA NEO GEEK, the device sits within its own product category and will be available in a striking Violet Transparent colour option. Pricing has changed from AYA NEO's initial announcement too.
Google hints at Pixel Tablet Pro release alongside Pixel Tablet in Android code
It seems that Google is working on two Pixel-branded tablets, rather than one as its teased in May. Based on new Android code, Google is also developing 'Tangorpro', unquestionably a 'Pro' version of 'Tangor', the codename for the regular Pixel Tablet.
Google Pixel Fold: New prototype appears in Android 13 code with premium camera hardware
Google may have ditched 'Pipit', the most recent codename for the long-awaited Pixel Fold. Now expected to launch in spring 2023, Google is rumoured to be developing the Pixel Fold under the codename 'Felix', likely with a Tensor G2 chipset too.
Google Pixel 7 Ultra: Updated camera details emerge with twin Sony IMX712 cameras
According to new findings within Android code, Google has decided to equip 'Lynx' and 'L10' with two Sony IMX712 cameras, an unreleased sensor. Reputedly, one will serve as the device's front-facing camera, while the second could be a new ultra-wide-angle camera for the Pixel series.
Google Pixel smartphones receive new features with September Feature Drop
Google has started rolling out a host of new features to many Pixel smartphones, courtesy of a new Feature Drop. From featuring revised Nearby Share functionality to an updated Gboard keyboard app, the September Feature Drop is aimed at making it easier to 'get more done' while also having fun in the process.
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4: New model variant of premium tablet launches in Xiaomi's home market
Xiaomi has presented a new version of the Pad 5 Pro 12.4 in China. Still the company's latest flagship tablet, the Pad 5 Pro 12.4 now comes in a total of four memory configurations, allowing people to purchase a version with 8 GB of RAM for a fair amount less than they could previously.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra: Moto X30 Pro global model launches to take on the flagship competition with an exciting array of features
Motorola has lifted the lid on the Edge 30 Ultra, its latest flagship smartphone. Equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset and a 144 Hz pOLED display, the Edge 30 Ultra can also fully replenish its large battery in just 22 minutes, thanks to 125 W fast charging. The Edge 30 Ultra has a 200 MP primary camera with OIS too, among other features.
Motorola Edge 30 Neo arrives with a colourful look and mid-range specifications
Motorola continues to expand the Edge 30 series, now with the Edge 30 Neo. Firmly a mid-range smartphone, the Edge 30 Neo has a Snapdragon 695 chipset, a 120 Hz pOLED display and 8 GB of RAM. Motorola promises to deliver two OS updates, although that will only bring the Edge 30 Neo up to Android 14, not Android 15.
Huawei announces CE-certified on-wrist blood pressure monitoring for Watch D and ECG for Watch GT 3 Pro in over 30 European countries
Huawei has finally started enabling ECG functionality on the Watch GT 3 Pro in Europe and in other markets, a smartwatch that it released in May. The Huawei ECG App has also arrived for the Huawei Watch D in Europe, as has the device's much-anticipated on-wrist blood pressure monitoring.
Xiaomi Redmi 11 Prime and Redmi 11 Prime 5G introduced with 90 Hz displays and 50 MP main cameras
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi 11 Prime and Redmi 11 Prime 5G, two affordable smartphones powered by different processors. Both come with 90 Hz and 1080p displays though, among other similarities.
Xiaomi Redmi A1 launched in three colours with stock Android 12
Xiaomi has presented the Redmi A1, a budget smartphone running Android 12, not MIUI 13. Equipped with a 720p display, the Redmi A1 resembles flagship Xiaomi smartphones from the back, although its INR 6,499 (~US$81) reinforces its budget credentials.
Apple Watch Series 3 discontinuation and Watch SE price drop signal arrival of new smartwatches
Apple has started selling out of the Watch Series 3 ahead of its inevitable discontinuation after tomorrow's Far Out launch event. The Watch SE has dropped significantly in price on Amazon US too, a hint that it could soon replace the Series 3 as Apple's cheapest smartwatch.
Google Pixel hardware date event confirmed as Google Tensor G2 processor teased
Google has confirmed when it will unveil the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, as well as the long-awaited Pixel Watch. Not only has the company outlined the trio's arrival, but it has also teased that the Google Tensor G2 processor will power both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Anbernic Win600: Windows gaming handheld receives new colour and memory option
Anbernic has introduced another version of the Win600, which is already orderable online. Still running the AMD Athlon Silver 3050e, the Anbernic Win600 is now available with up to 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB SSD and in a colourful blue finish.
Powkiddy X45: Retro gaming handheld arrives with a 4.5-inch IPS display for US$49.99
Powkiddy has introduced the X45, a compact and inexpensive gaming handheld with a 4.5-inch display. Orderable now for US$49.99, the Powkiddy X45 has an ATM7051 SoC, 128 MB of RAM and a 3,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G: Pricing and availability confirmed for UK and US markets
Samsung has announced pricing and availability for the Galaxy A23 5G in the UK and the US. Equipped with a 120 Hz display, the Galaxy A23 5G also has a Snapdragon 695 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable storage.
DJI Action 3: Specifications emerge for GoPro Hero 11 series competitor ahead of 'Looking for Those Who Go Beyond' launch event
DJI has confirmed the launch date for its next action camera. Seemingly scheduled ahead of the arrival of the GoPro Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Mini, the DJI Action 3 should offer superior waterproofing than both GoPro cameras, among other features.
GPD Win 4: Specifications and more press renders leak for upcoming gaming handheld
According to reports, GPD has settled on specifications for the Win 4, its next-generation gaming handheld. Reputedly, the GPD Win 4 will arrive with a 6-inch and 1080p display, plus an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U APU and a Radeon 680M iGPU.
Realme Watch 3 Pro launches in India with a large AMOLED display and GPS connectivity
Realme has unveiled the Watch 3 Pro in India, where it starts at INR 4,499 (~US$56) during its pre-sale period. Eventually rising to INR 4,999 (~US$63), the Watch 3 Pro features a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, over 110 sports modes and a SpO2 sensor, among other things.
MINISFORUM Elitemini B550: Mini-PC offering refreshed with cheaper configuration and new memory option
MINISFORUM has switched up its Elitemini B550 configurations, dropping the Ryzen 7 4700G entirely. In its place arrives a cheaper barebones configuration with no APU. Also, MINISFORUM is now selling a version with 64 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, which complement the AMD Ryzen 7 5700G.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic receive numerous changes and improvements with One UI Watch 4.5 update
Samsung has started rolling out One UI Watch 4.5 to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, its flagship smartwatches, until the Galaxy Watch5 series arrived last month. Not only has Samsung upgraded the Galaxy Watch4 series to One UI Watch 4.5, it has also brought the pair onto the August 2022 set of security patches.
GoPro Hero 11 Black: Specifications and launch window confirmed for refreshed action camera
GoPro is preparing to release the Hero 11 Black, the refresh of the popular Hero 10 Black. While the Hero 11 Black retains its predecessor's design, a new leak confirms changed internal hardware, including an upgraded camera sensor and improved video stabilisation.
Realme Watch 3 Pro: Retailer confirms pricing and specifications ahead of imminent launch
Flipkart has listed the Realme Watch 3 Pro ahead of the smartwatch's official release. Due just a day before the arrival of the Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch Pro, the Realme Watch 3 Pro will be available in India first, where it will retail for INR 5,499 (~US$69).
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, Surface Pro 9, Surface Pro 9 5G and Surface Studio 3 all touted for bumper autumn hardware event
According to reports, Microsoft is looking to introduce plenty of new devices at this year's autumn hardware event. Not only is the company rumoured to have Surface Pro 8 and Surface Pro X successors ready, but also the Surface Laptop 5 and even a Surface Studio 3.
Redmi A1 leaks as Xiaomi's next entry-level smartphone running Android 12 (Go edition)
Leaks have revealed plenty of details about the Redmi A1, Xiaomi's upcoming entry-level smartphone. Surprisingly, the Redmi A1 does not rely on MIUI, mirroring Xiaomi's brief embrace of Android One. Instead, the Redmi A1 will run Android 12 (Go edition), underlining its credentials as a budget smartphone.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic to launch with a few features short of the Mavic 3 to cut costs
A new leak has highlighted what to expect from the Mavic 3 Classic, a drone that DJI is expected to market as a cheaper version of the Mavic 3. Anticipated to arrive later this year, the Mavic 3 Classic will be a cut-down Mavic 3, albeit with the same camera as DJI's flagship consumer drone.
Xiaomi POCO M5 debuts with Android 12, a 90 Hz display and a MediaTek Helio G99 from €189
Xiaomi has announced the POCO M5, a smartphone that borrows from its predecessor's design. Equipped with a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, the POCO M5 also has LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 2.2 storage and a 90 Hz display, among other features.
Xiaomi POCO M5s arrives sporting an AMOLED display and a 64 MP camera from €209
Xiaomi has lifted the lid on the POCO M5s, an affordable smartphone that starts at €209 in the Eurozone. Available in three colours and three storage options, the POCO M5s also has a MediaTek Helio G95 chipset and an AMOLED display running at 60 Hz.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 to join the iPhone 14 series at this week's launch event
According to new rumours, Apple is finally ready to reveal next-generation AirPods Pro earbuds. Set to join the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro later this week, the AirPods Pro 2 is thought to contain several design changes from the original AirPods Pro, as well as a few new features.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 teardown reveals significant internal differences compared to its predecessor
JerryRigEverything has now disassembled the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, destroying the smartphone in the process. Not only has Samsung tweaked the device's form factor compared to the Galaxy Z Fold3, it has also simplified its hinge mechanism and the protection for its large foldable display.
Google Pixel Tablet could be a 'budget or mid-range' Android tablet that doubles as a Nest Hub replacement
According to findings within Android source code, Google's first Pixel-branded tablet may not be a flagship like the Pixel 7 or the Pixel 7 Pro. Instead, the Pixel Tablet could even be a budget tablet, albeit with a first-generation Google Tensor processor.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra promotional video leaks with clues to 125 W charging, 200 MP camera capabilities and other flagship features
It seems that Motorola is close to revealing the Edge 30 Ultra, its next flagship smartphone for global audiences. While Motorola has not confirmed the device's launch date yet, the ever-reliable Evan Blass has leaked a promotional video on Twitter. Not only does the video confirm the device's name, but it also confirms numerous details, like the presence of a 200 MP camera sensor.
Leaker shares Lacoste case for Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max ahead of September 7 launch event
The iPhone 14 series arrives next week, including the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Ahead of Apple's September 7 hardware event, a reliable leaker has shared pictures of a Lacoste-branded case for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Pictured with the upcoming smartphone's huge camera housing, the case manufacturer has taken a guess at its new punch-hole Face ID and camera set up too.
New HarmonyOS 2.1 update brings new features to Huawei Watch GT 3 and Watch GT Runner with Smart Door compatibility
A new update for the Huawei Watch GT 3 and Watch GT Runner has arrived in China promising several new features. Included in the changelog is smart door support, as well as improved emoji integration. The new update is rolling out to both smartwatches as HarmonyOS 22.214.171.1249.
Garmin vívofit jr. 3: New version introduced that draws inspiration from Marvel's Black Panther
Garmin has unveiled a new edition of the vívofit jr. 3, a smartwatch intended for children. Available in multiple markets, the Black Panther-themed model joins the corresponding Iron Man edition and comes in two subtly different versions. Like the rest of the vívofit jr. 3 series, the Black Panther edition costs US$89.99.
Honor X8 5G: Mid-range smartphone launches in Europe for €269 with a 48 MP camera and a 90 Hz display
Honor has brought the 5G variant of the Honor X8 to Europe, having unveiled it July. Equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery, the Honor X8 5G also has a fast display, a Snapdragon 480 Plus chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, among other features. The Honor X8 5G is available from €269, just €20 more than the Honor X8 4G.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro: Strong magnet in D-Buckle Sport Band causes problems on some laptops
It seems that the Galaxy Watch5 Pro can cause problems with certain laptops. Surprisingly, Samsung's latest flagship smartwatch ships with a watch band that has a magnet so strong that it will trigger some laptops to sleep if you have the Galaxy Watch5 Pro on your wrist.
Huawei Watch D showcased at IFA 2022 ahead of European release with blood pressure monitoring, ECG and skin temperature sensor support
Huawei has announced at IFA 2022 that its most exciting smartwatch will be available in Europe. Announced earlier this year, the Huawei Watch D features advanced health monitoring sensors for on-wrist blood pressure measurement, taking an ECG and monitoring skin temperature or blood oxygen levels.
Galaxy Z Fold4: Durability tester cannot destroy foldable smartphone following Samsung's 'unbreakable' claim
YouTuber Zack Nelson has put the Galaxy Z Fold4 through an even tougher set of tests than most other smartphones on his JerryRigEverything channel. Not only does the smartphone have to deal with his usual attempts to bend and burn the device, but it also gets subjected to having dirt mashed against its surfaces and hinges. Surprisingly, the Galaxy Z Fold4 withstands all attempts to damage it.
Honor 70 launches in Europe to take on the Nothing Phone (1)
Honor has released the Honor 70 in Europe, its answer to the Nothing Phone (1). Equipped with a Snapdragon 778G Plus chipset and a 120 Hz OLED display, the Honor 70 also features three high-resolution cameras and a 4,800 mAh battery. The Honor 70 comes in three colours and ships with Magic UI 6.1 based on Android 12.
Honor Pad 8: 12-inch and 2K tablet lands in Europe with a Snapdragon 680 chipset running Android 12
Honor has confirmed the launch of its 12-inch Android tablet outside China. From today, the Honor Pad 8 will be orderable in Europe with a 2K display, a 7,250 mAh battery and a Snapdragon 680 chipset, among other features.
Honor MagicBook 14 2022 launches in Europe with an Intel Core i5-12500H processor and a 75 Wh battery
Honor has brought the MagicBook 14 2022 to Europe, albeit without its AMD Ryzen 6000 APU options. Instead, Honor will only sell the MagicBook 14 2022 with an Intel Core i5-12500H, plus an optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 complemented by 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD.
Google drops Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL support for Android 13 quarterly update onwards
Google has updated the Android Beta Program following the release of the Android 13, an update that has only landed on Pixel smartphones so far. Also affecting future Android 13 updates, the list now omits the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, which are both yet to reach their third birthdays.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition to launch with minor design changes from predecessor as hands-on photo emerges
A hands-on photo of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition graphics card has leaked online. Pictured ahead of the RTX 40 series' official announcement later this year, it appears as though NVIDIA has tweaked the design that it introduced with the current RTX 30 series.
Leica Cine 1: Laser TV debuts at IFA 2022 with Dolby Atmos speakers and a 4K DLP resolution
As promised, Leica has unveiled the Cine 1 during IFA 2022. Built with a stylish design and Dolby Atmos speakers, the Leica Cine 1 can create up to 100-inch projections with three RGB lasers. Leica will release two editions, starting with an 80-inch model that will cost approximately €6,900.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic and DJI Mini 3 planned as cheaper drone options
According to new rumours, DJI is planning to return to the Mini 3 series, just a few months after announcing the Mini 3 Pro. Billed as a non-Pro model without obstacle sensing, the drone may launch alongside the Mavic 3 Classic too.
Jabra Elite 5: Premium earbuds launch in two colours with Hybrid ANC and 6 mm drivers for US$149.99
The Jabra Elite 5 has arrived during IFA 2022. Featuring 6 mm drivers and Hybrid ANC, the Elite 5 launches in two colours and is already orderable now in multiple markets. Jabra is running a short-term promotion on the Elite 5 too, reducing the earbuds by US$20.
Garmin presents Venu Sq 2 series smartwatches with larger OLED displays, longer runtimes, a SpO2 sensor and improved GPS connectivity
Garmin has unveiled the Venu Sq 2 and Venu Sq 2 Music at IFA 2022, both with significant upgrades compared to their predecessors. Sporting larger OLED displays and better battery life than the Venu Sq series, the Venu Sq 2 series also offer numerous health tracking features but at an increased starting price.
Nokia T21: Affordable Android tablet arrives with Android 12 and a compact form factor
HMD Global has introduced the Nokia T21 as part of its IFA 2022 showcase. Equipped with an 8,200 mAh battery and a 10.4-inch display, the Nokia T21 runs Android 12 and should receive three years of software coverage with two OS updates. HMD Global has priced the tablet attractively, starting with a 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage configuration.
Samsung Odyssey OLED G8: 34-inch curved gaming monitor presented with 175 Hz refresh rate and Samsung Gaming Hub
Samsung has unveiled the Odyssey OLED G8, a high-end curved gaming monitor that will be available later this year. Equipped with a 34-inch OLED panel, the Odyssey OLED G8 has a QHD resolution, an 1800R curvature and a 175 Hz refresh rate, among other features. AMD FreeSync Premium support is also onboard to ensure smooth gameplay on current-generation graphics cards or PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X consoles.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to only show one punch hole, not two
For months, leaks have suggested that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would feature dual punch hole displays, a design that few Android OEMs have toyed with in the last few years. According to reliable sources, this will not be the case. Instead, Apple will resort to a software trick to bridge the gap between the pair's front-facing cameras and Face ID hardware.
Amazfit GTR 4 debuts for €199.99 with new BioTracker 4.0 PPG optical sensor and dual-band GPS
Amazfit has introduced the GTR 4, a round smartwatch with a 1.43-inch display. Equipped with Amazfit's latest BioTracker 4.0 PPG optical sensor, the GTR 4 also features over 150 sports modes, dual-band GPS, and is available in the Eurozone for €199.99.
Amazfit GTS 4 arrives with a 1.75-inch AMOLED display and up to a week's battery life
Amazfit has announced the GTS 4, a larger alternative to the GTR 4 and a more expensive option to the GTS 4 Mini. Equipped with a 1.75-inch AMOLED display, the GTS 4 relies on Zepp OS 2.0 and has Amazfit's BioTracker 4.0 PPG optical sensor, among other features.
Amazfit GTS 4 Mini presented in Europe for €99.99 as a cheaper alternative to GTR 4 and GTS 4
Amazfit has started offering the GTS 4 Mini in Europe, a smartwatch that the company promises will provide 'ultra-long battery life'. Equipped with a 1.65-inch display, the Amazfit GTS 4 Mini comes in four colours and is cheaper option than the GTR 4 and GTS 4, which Amazfit has also announced today.
Lenovo Legion Y32p-30: 4K gaming monitor debuts with excellent colour accuracy and HDMI 2.1 connectivity for 144 Hz refresh rate
Lenovo has announced the Legion Y32p-30, described by the company as a 'powerful display for immersive gaming'. Equipped with a 31.5-inch IPS panel that is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, the Legion Y32p-30 offers 10-bit colour depth, a 4K resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate and a USB hub, among other features.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: Pricing and full specifications confirmed for flexible OLED laptop in IFA 2022 showcase
Lenovo has brought the second generation ThinkPad X1 Fold to IFA 2022 in Berlin. Not only has Lenovo improved upon the device's design, but it has also equipped new ThinkPad X1 Fold with considerably more powerful processors, as well as LPDDR5 RAM and PCIe Gen 4 storage. Lenovo has lined up a release date for later this year and has already confirmed the device's starting price.
Lenovo Glasses T1 presented with Micro OLED displays and compatibility across popular operating systems
Lenovo has announced the Glasses T1 during IFA 2022. Equipped with two Micro OLED displays, the Glasses T1 will be suitable for augmented reality and virtual reality content with Android, iOS, macOS and Windows devices via USB Type-C or Apple-specific adapters.
Morefine M8S: New mini-PC introduced with Intel Celeron N5105, 16 GB of RAM and up to a 1 TB SSD
The Morefine M8S is a mini-PC powered by the Intel Celeron N5105, as well as 8 GB or 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. Measuring in at 88 x 88 x 39 mm, the Morefine M8S also has three HDMI ports, twin Gigabit Ethernet connections and replaceable storage, among other things.
Google Pixel Watch to cost more than equivalent Samsung Galaxy Watch5 at launch
According to reports, Google has set a price for the Pixel Watch, its long-awaited Wear OS smartwatch. Launching later this year, the Pixel Watch should be available in Bluetooth and LTE variants, as well as in various colours and finishes. Reputedly, the Pixel Watch could be even more expensive than the Galaxy Watch5, despite relying on the older Exynos 9110 chipset.
Logitech G Cloud: Various leaks confirm specifications for upcoming gaming handheld
More leaks have emerged online of Logitech's first gaming handheld. Revealed as the Logitech G Cloud, the device will rely on an older mid-range chipset with a large battery and a 1080p display, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy A04s unveiled with a 90 Hz display and a 50 MP triple camera
Samsung has introduced the Galaxy A04s, a new entry-level smartphone with plenty of upgrades compared to the Galaxy A04. Not only has Samsung included a faster display in the Galaxy A04s, but it has also equipped the device with a more modern SoC than the Galaxy A04 and an additional rear-facing camera.
ASUS VivoWatch 5 Aero presented with 'world's first' fingertip ECG functionality
ASUS has unveiled the VivoWatch 5 Aero during IFA 2022, a fitness tracker that has an intriguing sensor below its display. According to the company, the VivoWatch 5 Aero can take ECGs just by placing a fingertip on the sensor. Supposedly, the sensor can read blood oxygen and heart rate levels too.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 leaks with an overhauled design to compete with upcoming ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
It seems that Lenovo is close to announcing the ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2, a foldable laptop that will arrive with a 16.3-inch flexible OLED display. Equipped with an Intel Alder Lake processor, the next-generation ThinkPad X1 Fold will be supported by a detachable keyboard that has a built-in TrackPoint mouse replacement.
Sony HT-A5000: European and UK pricing and availability announced for 5.1.2 channel soundbar
Sony has finally confirmed European and UK pricing for the HT-A5000, a soundbar that the company released last year in North America. Billed as a 5.1.2 channel soundbar, the HT-A5000 has a built-in subwoofer and supports PlayStation 5 features like Auto HDR Tone Mapping, as well as numerous network functions. Sony has outlined availability for the HT-A5000 in the Eurozone and the UK too.
Sony HT-A3000 soundbar presented as a more affordable option with Apple AirPlay 2, Dolby Atmos and Google Chromecast support
Sony has introduced the HT-A3000, a new soundbar and a cheaper alternative than the HT-5000 and HT-7000. Equipped with a 3.1-channel configuration, the Sony AT-A3000 supports virtual surround sound, along with Apple AirPlay 2, Dolby Atmos and Google Chromecast, among other things.
Garmin Venu Sq 2: Upcoming smartwatch appears again in extensive leak
A substantial leak has revealed more details about the Garmin Venu Sq 2, as well as the Venu Sq 2 Music. Both smartwatches will launch with AMOLED display and with almost twice the battery life of their predecessors. Garmin will charge more than the Venu Sq 2 series than it did for the original Venu Sq and Venu Sq Music, though.
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED: Pricing and availability announced for 17.3-inch foldable OLED laptop
ASUS has provided more details about the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, its first laptop with a flexible OLED display. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-1250U processor, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED also has a 17.3-inch display and a 75 Wh battery. Pricing and availability has been confirmed too, at least in the Eurozone.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 to launch with ARM and Intel versions as a successor to Surface Pro 8 and Surface Pro X
According to reports, Microsoft is preparing to launch a next-generation Surface Pro device. With ARM and Intel versions planned, Microsoft will reputedly release the Surface Pro 9 or Surface Pro 10 as a Surface Pro 8 and Surface Pro X successor.
Realme Watch 3 Pro to launch a day before the Apple Watch Pro as leak reveals design and specifications
Realme has decided to unveil its next flagship smartwatch just a day before the Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch Pro arrive. According to an extensive leak, the Realme Watch 3 Pro will rely on a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, among other features.
AYA NEO SLIDE highlighted in new product progress sharing video
AYA NEO has showcased the SLIDE in a product progress video. Set to be a GPD Win 4 competitor when it arrives this year, the AYA NEO SLIDE has an unusual design and a display that supports two postures. AYA NEO equips the SLIDE with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, an APU that contains Zen 3+ CPU cores and a powerful Radeon 680M iGPU.
Google Pixel 7a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro could support higher fidelity Bluetooth Audio option
Android 13 supports Bluetooth LE Audio by default, although some features are Bluetooth chip reliant rather than being available to every Android smartphone. A recent Android Open Source Project code change suggests that Google is planning to bring higher fidelity Bluetooth LE Audio to the Pixel 7 series, including next year's Pixel 7a.
Revolutionary RawNeRF AI could bring exceptional low-light camera performance to future Google Pixel smartphones
Google Research has presented RawNeRF, an AI-based camera software that dramatically improves the results of low-light images. Perhaps a taste of what is to come for future Google Pixel smartphones, RawNeRF eclipses what Google Night Sight can currently achieve.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: YouTuber shows how to use dual-display functionality to mimic Windows 11 and Windows Phone
A YouTuber has demonstrated how to bring a slice of Windows 11 and Windows Phone to the Galaxy Z Fold4, one of Samsung's latest foldable smartphones. Surprisingly, Samsung makes it easy to run two launchers simultaneously, with one serving the cover display and the other running when the foldable display is active.
Google Pixel Fold: Foldable smartphone's rumoured 'ultra-micro-hole camera' shown in patent drawings
The World Intellectual Property Organization has shared patent drawings of a Google 'foldable device with bezel located camera'. Thought to be the Pixel Fold or the Pixel Notepad, patent drawings highlight Google's work towards developing an 'ultra-micro-hole camera', a rumoured feature to avoid using punch-hole or under-display camera solutions.
Corsair Xenon Flex 45WQHD240: Extravagant LG W-OLED gaming monitor debuts with 240 Hz refresh rate, 0.03 ms response times and a bendable design
Corsair and LG have collaborated to produce the Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240, an LG W-OLED-based gaming monitor with a bendable form factor. The Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 also offers a 1440p resolution, a 240 Hz refresh rate, AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC support, plus exceptional response times.
Jabra Elite 5: Leak confirms specifications, design and colour options ahead of launch
Jabra's upcoming Elite 5 earbuds have leaked, detailing their design, features and colour options. Building on the Elite 3, the Elite 5 has 6 mm drivers, active noise cancellation, 6 microphones and Bluetooth multipoint support. Effectively, Jabra has moved many of the Elite 7 Active and Elite 7 Pro features to its mid-range earbuds.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 to bring 4 nm process, LPDDR5 RAM support and 120 Hz displays to cheaper Android smartphones
Qualcomm is preparing to release the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, a next-generation option to the Snapdragon 680 and Snapdragon 695. According to a substantial leak, the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 is based on a 4 nm node and supports LPDDR5 RAM, USB 3.1 connectivity, a 48 MP primary camera and an FHD display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
BenQ unveils MOBIUZ gaming monitor trio with high resolution and high refresh rate panels
BenQ has introduced the MOBIUZ EX270M, MOBIUZ EX270QM and MOBIUZ EX480UZ, all gaming monitors designed to suit different audiences. While the latter is a 48-inch OLED gaming monitor, BenQ's other 27-inch gaming monitor both offer 240 Hz refresh rates.
BetaView Zion X: 16-inch and 2.5K portable monitors debut from US$199
BetaView has brought the Zion X to Kickstarter, a series of 16-inch portable monitors with bright displays. Supposedly plug and play, the Zion X Lite and Zion X Pro are just 6 mm thick and feature 2.5K panels with 16:10 aspect ratios.
Project Cambria: Mark Zuckerberg confirms release window for anticipated Meta Quest Pro VR headset
Mark Zuckerberg has provided details on Meta's first VR headset, along with its release window. Launching later this year, the rumoured Meta Quest Pro will bring plenty of new features, confirming earlier leaks.
Dell Alienware AW2723DF previewed ahead of October launch with LG Nano IPS panel and 280 Hz overclockable refresh rate
The Alienware AW2723DF is a gaming monitor that Dell is aiming at eSports gamers, with a 1440p resolution and a 280 Hz overclockable refresh rate. Dell boasts that the Alienware AW2723DF is VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified too, as well being AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible.
Dell Alienware AW2523HF: 24.5-inch IPS gaming monitor announced with a 360 Hz refresh rate and 0.5 ms GtG response times
Dell has introduced the Alienware AW2523HF, a gaming monitor that will be available from next month. Equipped with a 24.5-inch IPS panel, the Alienware AW2523HF offers 400 nits of peak brightness, HDR10 support and a 360 Hz refresh rate at 1080p, among other features.
HP 34" AiO Desktop PC presented with a 5K display and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU
HP has unveiled an all-in-one (AiO) desktop that features some impressive hardware. Equipped with 12th generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, the HP 34" AiO Desktop PC puts these to use in combination with a 5K ultra-wide display, among other features.
HP Z32k G3: 32-inch monitor unveiled with IPS Black Panel and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
HP has introduced the Z32k G3, the world's first Thunderbolt 4 monitor with an IPS Black Panel. HP promises that the monitor will deliver high colour accuracy and significantly better black levels than conventional IPS panels. The HP Z32k G3 has Thunderbolt 4 ports too, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE launches in India with no changes from last year's Redmi Note 10S
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 11 SE in India, along with its pricing and release date. Surprisingly, Xiaomi has rebadged the Redmi Note 10S, with the company even pre-installing MIUI 12.5 and Android 11 instead of MIUI 13. Still, the new Redmi Note 11 SE should be more powerful than the model available in China, which has a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset.
LG UltraFine 32UQ890: 4K professional monitor previewed ahead of IFA 2022 showcase with AI adjustable stand
LG has teased the UltraFine 32UQ890 before its showcase at next month's IFA 2022 conference. Billed as a 4K professional monitor, the UltraFine 32UQ890 also comes with a stand that can automatically adjust its height, tilt and extension to minimise posture issues.
DJI Action 3: Early signs of next-generation action camera emerge with possible release date
According to early reports, DJI is less than a month away from announcing the Action 3, an action camera that will probably compete with the GoPro Hero 11 Black. While the DJI Action 3 will serve as a successor to last year's Action 2, it is expected to depart from its compact design.
Razer Basilisk V3 Pro launches as the company's 'most advanced mouse to date'
Razer has started offering the Basilisk V3 Pro, a gaming mouse that has a Pixart PAW3950 optical sensor and 11 programable buttons. Available from US$159.99, the Basilisk V3 Pro weighs 112 g and supports popular Razer accessories, including its Mouse Dock Pro.
LG UltraGear 45GR95QE: 800R curved OLED gaming monitor presented with a WQHD resolution and a 240 Hz refresh rate
LG has introduced the UltraGear 45GR95QE, its latest gaming monitor. Equipped with a curved 45-inch display, the UltraGear 45GR95QE offers 1440p visuals with a 240 Hz refresh rate and excellent response times, thanks to its reliance on an OLED panel.
Fitbit Charge 6: Possible sighting emerges at FCC with Bluetooth Low Energy, NFC, GPS and GLONASS support
According got new reports, Fitbit is laying the groundwork to release a successor to last year's Charge 5 fitness tracker. Dubbed the Charge 6 at this stage, the next-generation fitness tracker may have stopped by the FCC in the US with plenty of connectivity options.
DJI Avata: New FPV drone launches promising improved usability with a 48 MP camera like the Mini 3 Pro
DJI has introduced the Avata, its latest FPV drone. Available from US$629.99, the DJI Avata has a 48 MP CMOS sensor, supports 4K videos and has an 18-minute battery life, among other features.
LG teases PuriCare Objet Collection Aero Furniture ahead of IFA 2022 showcase
LG has previewed its PuriCare Objet Collection Aero Furniture series, three tables with built-in air purifiers. Compatible with the LG ThinQ ecosystem, the three devices mirror the IKEA Starkvind, which is already orderable. LG will exhibit the PuriCare Objet Collection Aero Furniture series at next month's IFA 2022 conference.
DJI Mavic 3 becomes the world's first drone to receive C1 classification, reducing flight restrictions
It is now possible to fly the DJI Mavic 3 drone without needing an A2 drone licence. While the DJI Mavic 3 has not changed since its release, the drone has been granted C1 certification under the EU's drone regulations. Consequently, you no longer need to keep at 50 metres away from people.
ODROID-Go Ultra: New gaming handheld previewed with a 5-inch display and Ubuntu support for US$111
Hardkernel has introduced the ODROID-Go Ultra, a 5-inch gaming handheld that should deliver twice the performance that the ODROID-Go Super achieves. Equipped with an Amlogic S922X chipset and 2 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, the ODROID-Go Ultra has a 5-inch display and a 4,000 mAh battery for up to 6 hours of gaming.
ONEMIX 4S: One-netbook previews 10.1-inch mini-laptop with Intel Alder Lake processors and a 2.5K display
One-netbook has presented the ONEMIX 4S, an upgrade on the One Mix 4 mini-laptop that the company already sells. Still equipped with a 10.1-inch and 2.5K display, the ONEMIX 4S relies on Intel Alder Lake processors, rather than the Tiger Lake-based ones found in the One Mix 4. One-netbook is looking for beta testers as part of the ONEMIX 4S' development too.
Realme DIZO Watch R Talk leaks with a stylish design
The first signs of the DIZO Watch R Talk have appeared online. Leaked by 91mobiles, the DIZO Watch R Talk is slated for release next month with an AMOLED display and a GPS module, among other features.
ViewSonic ColorPro VP2786-4K: 27-inch professional monitor introduced with a 4K resolution, a 10-bit colour panel and 100% AdobeRGB colour space coverage
ViewSonic has presented the ColorPro VP2786-4K, a 27-inch and 4K monitor designed for photographers or video editors. Equipped with plenty of ports too, the ColorPro VP2786-4K offers excellent colour accuracy but only mediocre response times and just a 60 Hz refresh rate.
Samsung brings Galaxy Watch5 series watch faces to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic
You can now download Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro watch faces on the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. Rolling out in a new Galaxy Wearable app update, the watch faces range from the sparse 'Digital Neon' to the colourful 'Flower garden'.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Watch and Gear S3 receive new firmware updates
Samsung has rolled out new firmware updates for three of its older smartwatches. All based on Tizen, the trio have not received any new features, let alone the option of moving onto One UI Watch. Instead, Samsung has updated the Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Watch and Gear S3 to resolve a GPS issue that could cause location stability issues.
Sony DualSense Edge Controller for PlayStation 5 consoles detailed with various innovations
Sony has unveiled the DualSense Edge Controller, a new controller for the PlayStation 5. Featuring a more modular design than the regular DualSense, the DualSense Edge Controller appears to be Sony's answer to the Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller, which Microsoft already sells.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Leaker reports camera design finalisation and subtle ergonomics change
According to new reports, Samsung has settled on the camera design for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, next year's replacement for the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Reputedly due in January 2023, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is also expected to launch with a tweaked chassis that has less pronounced curves than its predecessor.
Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 smartwatch launch with design changes and in multiple colours
Fitbit has announced the Sense 2 and Versa 4, its latest flagship smartwatches and replacements for the Sense and Versa 3. Still running Fitbit OS, the Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 both feature design updates compared to their predecessors, as well as new features.
Fitbit Inspire 3 launches with an OLED display, SpO2 and skin temperature monitor capabilities for US$99.95
Fitbit has released its next-generation Inspire fitness tracker, now on its third generation. The Fitbit Inspire 3 contains several significant upgrades from its predecessor, including a colour OLED display with always-on display (AoD) functionality. The Fitbit Inspire 3 is orderable now in multiple markets and with several watch strap types.
ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ: 42-inch OLED gaming monitor introduced with a 4K resolution and a 138 Hz refresh rate
ASUS has lifted the lid on the ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ, a 42-inch gaming monitor with a high resolution and high refresh rate OLED panel. Also equipped with numerous ports, the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ will be available later this quarter for US$1,399.
ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ: 48-inch OLED gaming monitor introduced for US$1,499
ASUS has announced the ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ, a 48-inch gaming monitor with an OLED panel. Running at 4K and 138 Hz, the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ should compete with the LG UltraGear 48GQ900, another gaming monitor with which it shares many specifications.
ASUS presents the ROG Swift PG27UQR and ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN with fast IPS panels
ASUS has unveiled the ASUS, ROG Swift PG27UQR and ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN, a pair of 27-inch gaming monitors with fast IPS panels. Arriving later this year, the ROG Swift PG27UQR and ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN are 4K/160 Hz and QHD/360 Hz gaming monitors, respectively.
ASUS announces ROG Strix XG32AQ and ROG Strix XG32UQ gaming monitors
ASUS has announced the ROG Strix XG32AQ, as well as sharing more details about the ROG Strix XG32UQ. Both 32-inch gaming monitors, the ROG Strix XG32AQ and ROG Strix XG32UQ will appeal to different audiences on account of their panel resolutions and refresh rates. ASUS has finally announced pricing for the ROG Strix XG32UQ, too.
Xiaomi NoteBook Pro 120G: Design and specifications confirmed for upcoming laptop with a 120 Hz and 2.5K display
Xiaomi continues to tease the NoteBook Pro 120G on social media. Having confirmed the laptop's release date earlier this month, the company has now shared several specifications, including its processor type and that it will feature a high refresh rate display.
OnePlus 10T: OnePlus comments on durability test disaster by dismissing apparent structural problems
According to OnePlus, there is nothing with the OnePlus 10T, despite JerryRigEverything's evidence to the contrary. Having rubbished the YouTuber's findings, OnePlus insists that the OnePlus 10T is stable enough for everyday use and has successfully passed all internal testing procedures.
Huawei Mate Xs 2: UK launch, pricing and pre-order gift announced
Huawei is slowly expanding availability for the Mate Xs 2, its latest foldable smartphone. Having been available in the Eurozone since June, the company has announced its introduction in the UK, along with its launch pricing. The company has confirmed that it will offer a healthy pre-order bonus too, worth £299.99.
Possible Xiaomi 13 and Redmi Note 12 series smartphones spotted in EEC certifications
Xiaomi may have the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro to release soon, but it is also preparing to release more flagship smartphones. Seemingly, the company has registered the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro with the EEC ahead of their global release. Meanwhile, the first members of the Redmi Note 12 series may have been spotted in a separate listing, also global models.
Garmin releases August 2022 update for Epix 2, Fenix 7, Forerunner 945 and Instinct 2 series smartwatches with new features
Garmin has started distributing the final version of a comprehensive update for Epix 2, Fenix 7, Forerunner 945 and Instinct 2 series smartwatches. Dubbed the August 2022 update, the software will add many features to eligible smartwatches and cycling computers, including SatIQ and heart rate variability (HRV) status.
Nothing Phone (1) to remain on Android 12 for rest of 2022
Nothing brought the Phone (1) to market in July, a month before Google released the first stable Android 13 build. Subsequently, Nothing has confirmed that its mid-range smartphone will not receive Android 13 for a while yet, and must make do with Android 12 for the rest of 2022 instead.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro could receive facial recognition support to improve fingerprint sensor accuracy
Even before the launch of the Pixel 6 series, there were rumours that all models would support Face Unlock functionality. Still in development nearly a year after the release of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, new information suggests that facial recognition could be used in conjunction with the device's optical fingerprint sensor.
Sony confirms launch date for PlayStation VR 2 headset
Sony has now officially confirmed that PlayStation VR 2 will arrive in as little as a few months. Expected to launch with over 20 games, the next-generation VR headset will represent a technological uplift from the existing PlayStation VR and will face competition from the Meta Quest 2, plus the upcoming Meta Quest Pro.
Xiaomi 12T Pro: Google Play Console confirms specifications for upcoming flagship killer
Xiaomi has taken another step in preparing to release the Xiaomi 12T series. Expected to feature the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro, the latter has now appeared on the Google Play Console with some familiar specifications. All in all, the Xiaomi 12T Pro should be a step up from the Xiaomi 11T Pro.
Vivo Y02s launches with a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery
Vivo has introduced the Y02s, a budget smartphone that hides the fact that it only has a single rear-facing camera. Also equipped with a MediaTek Helio P35 SoC, the Vivo Y02S also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port and a large 720p display.
ASUS Zenbook Pro 17 launches in Europe from €1,499 with AMD and NVIDIA hardware
ASUS has finally started selling the Zenbook Pro 17 in Europe, over three months after the company introduced the laptop. Equipped with a powerful AMD Ryzen 6000 APU, the Zenbook Pro 17 also features a 2.5K and 165 Hz display that measures 17.3-inches across, plus an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 discrete GPU.
Morefine S600: New mini-PC introduced with Intel Core i9-12900H and Core i9-12900HK processors
Morefine has presented the S600, a particularly powerful mini-PC equipped with Intel Alder Lake-H series processors. Also paired with multiple ports, the Morefine S600 will have SODIMM slots, space for NVMe PCIe 4.0 slots and a 120 W power supply, plus a 2.5-inch HDD or SSD.
Chuwi HiPad Max: New Android tablet launches with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset, dual-SIM connectivity, Widevine L1 and a large battery
Chuwi has presented the HiPad Max, a tablet based on Android 12 and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset. Also equipped with a 10.36-inch display and a 7,000 mAh battery, the Chuwi HiPad Max should be suitable for gaming, among other uses.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4: Early teardown video highlights various changes, including a larger main camera module and new batteries
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G only arrived earlier this month. However, PBKreviews has already published its teardown video in which it showcases what changes Samsung has made from last year's Galaxy Z Flip3. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Z Flip4 is an evolution of the Galaxy Z Flip3, not a revolution from the popular foldable smartphone.
Porsche Design and AOC present the AGON Pro PD27S gaming monitor with a sports car-inspired design
AOC and Porsche Design have jointly introduced a new gaming monitor with an eye-catching design. Built using sandblasted aluminium, the AGON Pro PD27S has plenty of RGB lighting, along with a high refresh rate and colour-accurate IPS panel that measures 27-inches across.
AOC 24V5CW, Q27V5CW and CU34V5CW: AOC introduces three new V5 series professional monitors with USB Type-C connectivity and built-in webcams
AOC announces three monitors, further expanding its V5 series. Sold as the 24V5CW, Q27V5CW and CU34V5CW, the trio should be suitable for video conferencing thanks to their integrated webcams, which also support Windows Hello face recognition. AOC has equipped all three with USB Type-C ports too, among other features.
Blackview Tab 13: Android 12-based tablet launches with a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset
The Blackview Tab 13 has launched with Android 12, a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset and a 7.7 mm-thick chassis. Available for US$178.99, the Blackview Tab 13 also has a 1200p display, among other features.
Intel NUC 12 Pro: Wall Street Canyon launches with Intel Alder Lake-P series processors
Intel has revealed the NUC 12 Pro, a mini-PC codenamed 'Wall Street Canyon'. Equipped with Alder Lake-P processors, NUC 12 Pro should combine performance and a small footprint. Scheduled to start shipping next month, the NUC 12 Pro is already available to pre-order from US$749.
Garmin Venu Sq 2 and Venu Sq 2 Music leak with AMOLED displays and multi-band GNSS connectivity
Garmin may have not officially presented the Venu Sq 2 yet, but the company briefly listed the smartwatch on its website. Confirmed to be arriving with a corresponding Music variant, the Venu Sq 2 has a squircle AMOLED display and a refined design, among other changes.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II: Specifications and price for next-generation earbuds leak
Bose is on the verge of replacing the QuietComfort Earbuds, introduced two years ago next month. Based on a substantial leak, the QuietComfort Earbuds II will take its place, which has a more compact design, up to 6 hours of battery life and active noise cancellation (ANC), among other features.
DJI Mini 3 Pro update arrives with improvements and a new feature for flagship drone
DJI has made its sub-249 g drone more enticing with a new software update. Distributed as V01.00.0300, the update enables DJI RC Pro support for the Mini 3 Pro, a remote controller than is available with the Mavic 3. Software V01.00.0300 introduces a few improvements for the Mini 3 Pro drone too.
Fitbit Inspire 3: Retailer leaks release date, pricing and specifications for upcoming fitness tracker
The Fitbit Inspire 3 has leaked again before its official launch. Specifically, Amazon Canada listed the fitness tracker early, seemingly confirming specifications, its price tag and its release date.
EZpad M10S: Jumper introduces budget Android tablet at an affordable price with 6 GB of RAM
Jumper has started selling the EZpad M10S, a UNISOC Tiger T610-powered tablet with a 10.1-inch display. Equipped with Android 11, the tablet also has a 5,000 mAh battery, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage within its 420 g and 238.5 x 157 x 7.5 mm chassis.
Google Pixel 6a shines in durability test after OnePlus 10T failure
JerryRigEverything has put the Pixel 6a through its paces, not long after he destroyed his OnePlus 10T. While the former is a flagship smartphone with a plastic frame and a plastic back, Google has built its mid-range unit with a plastic back and an aluminium frame. Despite the price difference, the Pixel 6a comes out on top and is not as fragile as OnePlus' latest smartphone.
Huawei Watch GT 4: Successor to Watch GT 3 series on the horizon
According to new rumours, Huawei is about the officially present the Watch GT 4, the successor to the near-year-old Watch GT 3 series. Allegedly billed for a September or October introduction, the Watch GT 4 could arrive alongside the Mate 50 series.
SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2: European launch date and game collection revealed with Genesis Mini 2 release
SEGA has confirmed the release of the Mega Drive Mini 2 in Europe. The company has also outlined when the Genesis Mini 2 will be available in North America, as well as which games will be shipping with each model. For some reason, the Japanese version of the Mega Drive Mini 2 will receive different titles than its European sibling.
Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 255S series smartwatches receive first beta build with bug fixes, improvements and new features
Garmin has released the first beta build for the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 255S, which is also available for their corresponding Music variants. Rolling out as Beta version 12.20, the Release Candidate build contains several new features, improvements and bug fixes.
Garmin Forerunner 955 series receives SatIQ and Shimano Di2 support with battery drain fix thanks to Beta version 12.20
Garmin has started rolling out Beta version 12.20 to the Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 955 Solar. Bundled with numerous changes, Garmin has added support for seven new features and has included several bug fixes. Beta version 12.20 is the first update for the Forerunner 955 series on Garmin's Beta Program.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro prototypes re-surface in hands-on video comparing them against Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro retail units
A well-known Youtuber has obtained prototypes of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, other examples of which emerged earlier this year. While the pair resemble Google's current flagship smartphones, the company has refined its design language with the Pixel 7 series. As a result, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are smaller than their predecessors, among other changes.
DJI Avata: Full specifications for upcoming drone leak as DJI confirms 'Born to Fly' hardware launch event
DJI has confirmed the launch date for its next drone, which it will unveil during a 'Born to Fly' hardware event. Scheduled for later this month, the announcement arrives alongside more DJI Avata leaks. This time, the upcoming drone's full specifications have surfaced, confirming its flight time, its camera and its special features, among other things.
LG Display presents 42-inch, 48-inch and 97-inch OLED.EX panels, plus transparent OLED options
LG Display has showcased transparent OLED panels, another step in the advancement of the technology. Additionally, the display manufacturer has exhibited the world's largest OLED panel, which also has a 5.1 channel sound system built directly into the display.
Major security updates issued for Fitbit Sense, Versa 3 and other Fitbit smartwatches
Fitbit has started distributing new security-related updates for several of its fitness trackers and smartwatches. Fitbit advises all owners to update their devices to eliminate security vulnerabilities.
Leaks reveal the FiiO M11S with aptX HD and LDAC support, plus a 32-bit 384 kHz DAC
The FiiO M11S should arrive later this month, ahead of which two videos have revealed its design and various specifications. Unsurprisingly, the FiiO M11S resembles the FiiO M11 Pro, albeit with a few changes.
Garmin Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ smartwatches receive Beta version 23.00 with new Training Status widget functionality
Garmin continues to roll out beta updates for Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches at a breakneck speed. While Beta version 22.85 is only a few days old, the company has issued Beta version 23.00 with even more changes.
Suunto 9 Peak Pro: European retailer lists smartwatch ahead of official launch
A major retailer has revealed the Suunto 9 Peak Pro ahead of schedule. Listed for its rumoured €449 price tag, the Suunto 9 Peak Pro will provide significantly better battery life than the Suunto 9 Peak, among other changes.
Xiaomi POCO M4 5G arrives in Europe with a 90 Hz display from €219
Xiaomi has brought the POCO M4 5G to Europe, having released the smartphone nearly four months ago in India. For some reason, the POCO M4 5G has received different camera sensors since leaving India, and not for the better. The smartphone still has a Dimensity 700 chipset, a 5,100 mAh battery and a 90 Hz IPS display, though.
Neither Samsung Galaxy Watch5 nor Galaxy Watch5 Pro recharge as fast as advertised
Samsung advertises the Galaxy Watch5 series as featuring a new fast charging feature. Theoretically, the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro should recharge 0-45% in just 30 minutes. However, an independent test has shown that this is unachievable in practice. Instead, new owners of either smartwatch should expect to wait a lot longer for either smartwatch to reach 45% charge, let alone full charge.
Lenovo lawyers force Framework to alter its 3D-printed mini-PC case
Framework now allows Framework Laptop owners to re-use their old motherboards as a mini-PC, courtesy of a 3D-printed case. However, it did not take Lenovo's lawyers to claim an infringement, causing Framework to drop its current design. Framework has turned a negative into a positive though, with a competition for Framework fans.
Lenovo Legion Y70 launches as another 'flagship killer' with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and a 144 Hz OLED display
Lenovo has introduced the Legion Y70, a gaming smartphone based on the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. The Lenovo Legion Y70 also has a 144 Hz OLED display, a 50 MP triple rear-facing camera setup and a 5,100 mAh battery that supports 68 W fast charging.
ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is now available in Europe with 120 Hz OLED display and Intel Arc Graphics
ASUS has started selling the Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED in Europe, which it equips with a 120 Hz, 550 nit and high-resolution OLED display. The Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED also relies on Intel Alder Lake processors and an Intel Arc Graphics discrete GPU, among other features.
Motorola Edge 2022 unveiled as the first smartphone with a MediaTek Dimensity 1050 chipset
Motorola has presented the Edge 2022, a smartphone equipped with a 144 Hz OLED display. Also on board is a 50 MP triple camera, the new MediaTek Dimensity 1050, and up to 8 GB of RAM with 256 GB of storage. The Motorola Edge 2022 is available at a price befitting its mid-range status too.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: Launch date and pricing confirmed for powerful Microsoft Surface Pro 8 competitor
Dell has unveiled pricing and availability for the XPS 13 2-in-1, a convertible machine based around Intel Core i5-1230U and Core i7-1250U processors. Equipped with a 49.5 Wh battery and a 13-inch display, the XPS 13 2-in-1 also supports active stylus input and a detachable keyboard folio.
LG Ultra PC: 14-inch and 16-inch laptops launch in Europe with AMD Ryzen APUs and 16:10 IPS panels
LG has announced it will start selling its Ultra PC laptop series in the Eurozone. To be available as the LG Ultra PC 14U70Q and LG Ultra PC 16U70Q, the pair rely on AMD Ryzen processors, which power 16:10 displays with matte finishes. Like the LG Gram series, the LG Ultra PC series also has lightweight chassis, among other features.
Xiaomi opens MIUI Beta for Android 13 global testing with Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro builds
Xiaomi commenced public testing of MIUI Beta based on Android 13. Supposedly, Xiaomi is only looking for a small number of recruits, which must own either a Xiaomi 12 or a Xiaomi 12 Pro. While the beta testing is on MIUI's Global ROM channel, Indian owners of either device are ineligible to join the program yet.
Google Pixel Tablet to only support 64-bit apps in a bid for improved efficiency
Apparently, Google plans to follow in the footsteps of Apple with the Pixel Tablet, the expected name for the former's inaugural Pixel-branded tablet. Mirroring recent iPads, it seems that the Pixel Tablet will not support any 32-bit applications. Discovered in Android 13 code, the software limitation should improve efficiency for the 2023-bound tablet, among other advantages.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro is over 40% thicker than advertised
Samsung advertises the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro as being particularly slim, even more so than the Apple Watch Series 7. However, it turns out that Samsung's marketing is way off, as are other companies. The Galaxy Watch5 Pro is a special case though, with Samsung underestimating its actual thickness by over 40%.
Apple Watch and a blood glucose sensor help save life of CNET editor
It is only a matter of time before the Apple Watch can measure blood sugar levels, the sensors for which are already in development. Currently, this feature requires external sensors, unlike on competing smartwatches. Still, a CNET editor claims that the Apple Watch continues to offer life-saving benefits.
Samsung Odyssey Ark: Gigantic gaming monitor launches packed full of features at an enormous price
Samsung has introduced what could be its most impressive monitor to date. Launched as the Odyssey Ark, the gaming monitor has a 1000R curvature, a 55-inch panel, a 165 Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, among other features.
Garmin adds new Enduro 2 to Beta program as it brings more changes for Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches with Beta version 9.32
Garmin has released Beta version 9.32 for Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches. While the update contains only a few changes, it follows shortly after Beta version 9.31, which bundles more changes and adds the new Enduro 2 to the Public Beta program,
Creoqode Lyra+ project ends abruptly with crowdfunding campaign cancellation
Creoqode has confirmed that the Lyra+ will not be shipping, owing to increased production costs. Worse still, the company has cancelled the entire project, dashing hopes of a gaming handled based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4) ever materialising.
Google Pixel 6 Pro gets longer battery life option with unofficial 1080p display mode
A developer has managed to enable a new display mode on the Pixel 6 Pro. Due to arrive later this year on the Pixel 7 Pro, the 1080p mode should provide better battery life for Google's current flagship smartphone.
Google brings many new features to the Pixel 4, Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 series with Android 13 public release
Google is now allowing people to download a stable version of Android 13 on recent Pixel smartphones. Starting with the Pixel 4 series, Android 13 introduces numerous improvements and new features from last year's OS update. Google is preventing people from downgrading their Pixel 6a, Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro from Android 13 to Android 12, though.
Suunto 9 Peak Pro to launch for €499 with up to 21 days of battery life and 10 ATM waterproofing
An extensive leak has revealed the Suunto 9 Peak Pro, a more advanced version of the Suunto 9 Peak. While Suunto will sell the Suunto 9 Peak Pro as a premium smartwatch, it is rumoured to cost less than the Suunto 9 Peak. The Suunto 9 Peak Pro should feature longer battery life than its non-Pro model though, among other changes.
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4: Larger premium tablet arrives with superior battery capacity, a new display and MIUI Pad 13
Xiaomi has introduced a new version of the Pad 5 Pro. Sold as the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4, the tablet has a larger display than its predecessor, making it more comparable to an iPad Pro 12.9 and a Galaxy Tab S8 Plus or Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. Xiaomi has included a larger battery as well as a bigger display, among other changes.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro arrives with an AMOLED display, longer battery life and a digital crown
Xiaomi has unveiled the Watch S1 Pro, the 'Pro' model to the popular Watch S1. Equipped with a larger display, the Watch S1 Pro also has a more power-efficient chipset that should provide better battery life compared to the Watch S1.
DJI Avata: Release date, prices, accessories and in-hand photos emerge for upcoming FPV drone
More details about the DJI Avata and its various accessories have leaked ahead of their launch later this month. From prices to a specific release date, it appears that DJI has finalised its next-generation FPV drone, which will debut with two head units.
Oppo Watch 3 Pro: Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro competitor debuts in China with excellent claimed battery life and an AMOLED LTPO display
Oppo has introduced the Watch 3 Pro, a competitor to the Galaxy Watch5 Pro that has arrived only a few hours after Samsung presented its latest smartwatch. Equipped with a 1.91-inch AMOLED display, the Oppo Watch 3 Pro also has an LTPO backplane to minimise power consumption, along with power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 and Apollo 4 Plus chipsets.
Oppo Watch 3 launches with Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 chipset and up to 4 days of battery life
Oppo has revealed the Watch 3, the cheaper option in the new Watch 3 series. Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 and Apollo 4 Plus chipsets, the Oppo Watch 3 should provide up to 4 days of battery life from its 400 mAh battery. The Oppo Watch has a large AMOLED display too, among other features.
Oppo Band 2 presented with a large AMOLED display and NFC capabilities at a budget price
Today, Oppo introduced the successor to the Oppo Band, an affordable and versatile fitness tracker. Replacing it is the Oppo Band 2, a larger model with an AMOLED display and an NFC module, among other features. The Oppo Band 2 retains its predecessor's inexpensive price tag, too.
Samsung Galaxy A23e emulates Apple iPhone SE in leaked renders
It seems that Samsung is preparing to release a smartphone that could be mistaken for the Apple iPhone SE. With a comparatively small housing and a single rear-facing camera, the Galaxy A23e will be a no-nonsense smartphone that also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Reputedly, Samsung will sell the Galaxy A23e for less than €300 in the Eurozone too.
LattePanda 3 Delta released outside crowdfunding campaign as another Raspberry Pi alternative powered by an Intel x86 processor and 8 GB of RAM
LattePanda has finally decided to start selling the LattePanda 3 Delta outside Kickstarter. Introduced in November 2021, the LattePanda 3 Delta relies on an Intel Celeron N5105 chipset, 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The single-board computer features two M.2 slots too, as well as numerous ports and support for various Linux and Windows distributions.
New Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro teased with a 12.4-inch display as evidence of a Snapdragon 870 and 8 GB of RAM emerges
Xiaomi is preparing to release a new entry in the Pad 5 series. While the new Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro has a larger display and a revised display, it seems that Xiaomi could have equipped it with the same chipset as its predecessor. According to one leaker, the new Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro could be available globally within the next few months too.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra to launch in eye-catching white variant with a 144 Hz and 1,250-nit display
Motorola has confirmed that it will be offering its next flagship candybar smartphone in more than just the 'Ink Rhyme Black' colourway it has shown to date. Additionally, the Edge 30 Ultra will be available in 'Clear Frost White', a slick-looking colour option that has a colour-contrasting camera housing. Motorola has confirmed more display specifications for the Edge 30 Ultra too, which will launch in China as the Moto X30 Pro.
Lenovo Legion Y70 to launch on August 18 as company confirms more specifications
Lenovo has previewed the Legion Y70 ahead of the device's introduction next week. In the meantime, the company has confirmed countless specifications, including the device's battery, camera and display details.
LG TONE Free T90, TONE Free Fit TF7 and TONE Free Fit TF8 unveiled with 3D audio, ANC and UV disinfection functionality
LG has released new TWS earbuds under its TONE Free series. Sold as the TONE Free T90, TONE Free Fit TF7 and TONE Free Fit TF8, the trio feature exciting features, including a charging case with a built-in UV light to disinfect the earbuds as they recharge. The TONE Free T90 are the world's first earbuds with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Head tracking, too.
Motorola Moto Tab G62 launch date confirmed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, LTE and 2K display
Motorola is on the verge of launching a new tablet, seemingly a mid-range option. Already confirmed as the Moto Tab G62, the tablet will rely on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, which will power a 10.6-inch and 2K display, as well as providing LTE connectivity. The Moto Tab G62 should achieve decent runtimes too, thanks to its 7,700 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 Extreme Edition: Specifications, design and launch date revealed as Geekbench listing surfaces
Specifications, design and the launch date of the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition have already been confirmed. Equipped with a 108 MP primary camera, the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition will also have a 1.5K display. A Geekbench listing has shown that the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition will make good use of its Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset too.
Garmin Enduro 2: Flagship smartwatch introduced with excellent battery life and bags of features
Garmin has unveiled a successor to its Enduro smartwatch series. Sold as the Enduro 2, the smartwatch has a large display and all the features that endurance athletes could need. Available for US$1,099.99, the Enduro 2 is already orderable in multiple markets, not just the US.
Nothing quietly changes Nothing Phone (1) specifications after release
Updated: Nothing provides statements on brightness discrepancies.At launch, Nothing advertised the Nothing Phone (1) as being capable of reaching 1,200 nits when viewing HDR content. Considering the smartphone's price, this would have been an impressive feature, if it were true. Instead, Nothing has subsequently changed its advertising, following the publication of numerous reviews quoting this incorrect peak brightness value.
One UI 5: Samsung announces the biggest changes with its Android 13 update
Samsung has commented on many of the changes it has made to One UI, shortly after releasing the first One UI 5 beta build for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra. Based on Android 13, One UI 5 should reach millions of Samsung smartphones and tablets in a few months, including the forthcoming Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4.
Apple iPhone finally receives battery percentage counter within the status bar in iOS 16 Beta 5
Apple has just released the fifth beta version of iOS 16, likely one of the last beta builds before the release of the iPhone 14 series next month. Also due for distribution to millions of iPhones in September, iOS 16 brings back one of the most missed features from older iPhones before Apple adopted notched displays.
Google adds new features for improved sleep with wallpaper dimming in Android 13
Google has revised its Bedtime mode functionality as part of its upcoming Android 13 update. The improved Bedtime mode adds practical features that should make Android smartphones more pleasant to use at night. Rolling out in a new version of Digital Wellbeing, the new features include wallpaper dimming, among other things.
Lenovo presents Xiaoxin Pro 24 with a 2.5K and 100 Hz display powered by the Intel Core i5-12500H and DDR5 RAM
The Xiaoxin Pro 24 is an all-in-one desktop PC powered by the Intel Core i5-12500H, DDR5 RAM and a PCIe SSD. According to Lenovo, the Xiaoxin Pro 24 outputs at 2.5K and 100 Hz across its 23.8-inch display, which it complements with numerous ports. The Xiaoxin Pro 24 only comes in one configuration, which costs CNY 6,199 (~US$918).
Lenovo Xiaoxin Pro 27 All-In-One PC launches with Intel Arc A370M and up to an Intel Core i7-12700H
Lenovo has presented the Xiaoxin Pro 27 in China, an all-in-one PC that relies on modern Intel Alder Lake and Intel Arc hardware. Also equipped with a 2.5K and 100 Hz display, the Xiaoxin Pro 27 has a pop-up webcam and numerous ports, among other features.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless launches for US$349.95 with up to 60 hours of battery life
Sennheiser has unveiled its latest pair of over-ear headphones, the Momentum 4 Wireless. Replacements for the ageing Momentum 3 Wireless, the Momentum 4 Wireless promises to deliver excellent battery life, improved noise cancellation and better sound quality than its competitors. The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless is orderable in multiple markets now and will start shipping later this month.
Google Pixel Fold to launch with innovative 'ultra-micro-hole camera' for superior display image quality
Digital Chat Station has shared more details about the Pixel Fold, a device that the leaker previously mentioned in the same breath as the Pixel 7 Ultra. Purportedly, Google's first foldable smartphone will depart from other foldable smartphones that rely on under-display cameras. According to the leaker, Google will include a camera within the Pixel Fold's frame to preserve display image quality.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro: Premium smartwatch previewed with new features
Xiaomi has confirmed the launch of the Watch S1 Pro, a more advanced version of the Watch S1 that the company already sells. Due for release later this week, the Watch S1 Pro will be a premium smartwatch with a few upgrades over the Watch S1, including what appears to be a digital crown. The Watch S1 Pro should launch in at least three versions too.
Xiaomi MIX Fold 2: Launch date, form factor and Leica cameras for upcoming flagship foldable smartphone
Xiaomi has previewed the MIX Fold 2, its next-generation foldable smartphone that will arrive a day after the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold4. Sporting a similar design, the MIX Fold 2 will be noticeably thinner than the Galaxy Z Fold4, even more so than the Surface Duo 2. Better still, the MIX Fold 2 will launch with Leica-tuned cameras too, the fourth smartphone to do so since Xiaomi and Leica announced their collaboration.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Complete camera details exposed as conflicting European pricing details surface
Camera specifications for the Galaxy Z Fold4 have emerged ahead of Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event. Based on various leaks, the Galaxy Z Fold4 should feature significantly better cameras than its predecessor and may even be on par with the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus. Depending on who you believe, the Galaxy Z Fold4 will either start at €1,799 or €1,879 in the Eurozone.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra appears in Geekbench listing as Motorola outlines Moto X30 Pro's camera specifications and August 11 release
The Edge 30 Ultra has surfaced on Geekbench ahead of the Moto X30 Pro's delayed release. Now confirmed for August 11, Motorola has also shared camera specifications, confirming more than just the presence of a 200 MP primary camera. Motorola will offer its next flagship smartphone with up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, too.
LG Ultra Tab introduced with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset and a 2K display
LG may have stepped away from the smartphone market, but it continues to release Android tablets. Released in South Korea, the LG Ultra Tab has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset, a 2K display and a 7,040 mAh battery, among other features. The LG Ultra Tab sells in South Korea for KRW 462,000, currently equivalent to approximately ~US$355.
LilyGO TTGO T4 introduced with a built-in display and charging circuitry
LilyGO has started offering the TTGO T4, an ESP32-based single-board computer (SBC). Equipped with a colour display on one side, the TTGO T4 also comes with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, plus a microSD card reader and a 20-pin GPIO header, among other features. The LilyGO TTGO T4 starts at US$26.98 with a 2.4-inch display and is orderable now.
Chuwi downgrades CoreBook X Pro with worse graphics and a smaller battery
Chuwi has released a 2022 version of the CoreBook X Pro. Inexplicably, the machine has a smaller battery than its predecessor, plus a processor that offers weaker graphics performance. There are no other upgrades for the new Chuwi CoreBook X Pro either.
Chuwi HeroBook Pro 14 refreshed with a faster Intel Gemini Lake processor
Chuwi has introduced a new version of the HeroBook Pro 14, a 1080p laptop powered by an Intel Gemini Lake processor. Now equipped the more powerful Intel Celeron N4020, the HeroBook Pro 14 also features 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256 GB SATA 3.0 SSD. The HeroBook Pro 14 is orderable in multiple markets, including Europe and the US.
Motorola Edge 30 Neo lands on Geekbench with Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, 8 GB of RAM and Android 12
More details about the Edge 30 Neo have emerged online, this time courtesy of Geekbench. Thought to be a re-branded Edge 30 Lite, the Edge 30 Neo should launch with a 120 Hz POLED display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset and 8 GB of RAM, among other features.
Garmin releases Beta version 9.15 update for Instinct 2 series smartwatches with bug fixes and new features ahead of public release
Garmin has presented a new beta software update for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S. Arriving only a few days after Beta version 9.13, Beta version 9.15 is a Release Candidate build. Garmin hopes to push the bill unchanged to all Instinct 2 series smartwatches unchanged as a public update soon too.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 star in hands-on photos ahead of this week's Galaxy Unpacked event
Hands-on photos of the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 have leaked online just a few days before their official introduction. Both scheduled for release on August 10, the pair will feature modest redesigns compared to the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3. The Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 will retain noticeable display creases, though.
LG starts selling the UltraGear 32GQ850, UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 48GQ900 in Europe with introductory discounts
LG is now offering its three latest UltraGear gaming monitors in Europe, just a week after confirming availability for the Eurozone. Shipping later this month, UltraGear 32GQ850, UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 48GQ900 are all available to pre-order now and will ship later this month. LG has decided to discount each monitor by a fair amount during their pre-order periods too.
Apple Watch Series 8: No titanium model for mainstream smartwatch with design changes due in more expensive Apple Watch Pro model
According to reports, Apple is reserving all its new smartwatch features for the Watch Pro. While the Watch Series 8 is still expected to launch next month, it will be more of another run-out for the Watch Series 7 than an entirely new model. Reputedly, Apple is dropping the titanium option for its mainstream Apple Watch too.
Retroid Pocket 3 arrives in multiple colours with Android 11 from US$119
Retroid has announced and started accepting pre-orders for the Pocket 3, a 4.7-inch gaming handheld that looks like the Nintendo Switch Lite. Available from US$119, the Retroid Pocket 3 will start shipping later this month with up to 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Retailer confirms pre-order dates, form factor change, weight reduction and display specifications
A retailer has lifted the lid on numerous Galaxy Z Fold4 details, including its pre-order dates. The same leak confirms that the Galaxy Z Fold4 will be smaller and lighter than the Galaxy Z Fold3, while maintaining its predecessor's display sizes.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 pre-order deal revealed by leaker
Evan Blass has outlined a significant pre-order deal that will be available for the Samsung Galaxy Watch5. Launching in at least the US, the deal will give people two Galaxy Watch5 smartwatches for the price of one, a significant saving regardless of the model chosen.
Samsung starts One UI 5 beta program with Android 13 for the Galaxy S22 series
Samsung has announced the One UI 5 beta program, its custom version of Android 13. Currently available on the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and the Galaxy S22 Ultra, One UI 5 beta appears to only contain minor aesthetic changes from stable One UI 4 builds.
ASUS finally announces concrete launch date for Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
ASUS continues to tease the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, a foldable laptop that the company unveiled in January at CES 2022. Now, the company has finally provided a fixed launch date for the 17-inch laptop, which provides a 12.5-inch panel when folded. The ASUS Zenbook 17 OLED also offers an Intel Core i7-1250U and Thunderbolt 4 ports, among other features.
Nothing Ear (2) earbuds rumoured to be in development as well as the Nothing Ear (1) Stick
According to a new leak, Nothing is not only working on the Nothing Ear (1) Stick, but also a second-generation model by the name of the Nothing Ear (2). Surprisingly, it seems that both products could launch soon, despite the absence of other second-generation Nothing products.
LG Libero 27BQ70QC: Versatile 27-inch monitor presented with a detachable webcam
With the Libero 27BQ70QC, LG has introduced a multi-use monitor that can be mounted in various ways. Also bundled with a detachable webcam, the Libero 27BQ70QC measures 27-inches across and outputs at 2.5K.
NVIDIA announces Jetson AGX Orin 32 GB Production Modules availability with other modules to follow
NVIDIA has launched new developer boards, some of which are already orderable in multiple markets. The company has also confirmed that other Jetson modules will follow later this year, including Jetson AGX Orin 64 GB Production Modules.
Leaker reveals numerous Samsung Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch5 Pro details
WinFuture has leaked many key specifications for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, both due on August 10. Seemingly, the Galaxy Watch5 series will barely differ from the Galaxy Watch4 series in many areas.
New launch date teased for Motorola Moto X30 Pro and Razr 2022 flagships
A few days ago, Motorola postponed the planned launch of the Moto X30 Pro and the Razr 2022, its next flagship smartphones. Postponed at short notice and without reason, the company has teased a new launch date next week; a global launch date for either smartphone remains unknown at this stage, though.
Oppo confirms flagship smartwatch launch date as hands-on images surface
Information about the Oppo Watch 3 continues to emerge online ahead of the device's release. Now confirmed for an August 10 introduction in China, hands-on images of the Oppo Watch 3 have now appeared online too.
Raspberry Pi Router Board: Carrier Board with Ethernet, a display and a GPIO arrives for US$54.90
Seeed Studio has started offering a new carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4). Transforming the CM4 into a router, the carrier board supports the standard Raspberry Pi HAT interface and provides 40-pin GPIO compatibility, among other features.
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast: Upcoming mini-PC configurations surface in retailer listings
One of Intel's next-generation mini-PCs has emerged online in four retailer listings. To be sold as the NUC 12 Enthusiast but codenamed Serpent Canyon, the mini-PC series will be available with a choice of Intel Arc Graphics discrete GPUs. Prices could reach nearly US$1,500 for some configurations though, and may not start at less than US$1,000.
Google Pixel 6a excels in early camera and display tests
DxOMark has provided its thoughts on the Pixel 6a, Google's latest mid-range smartphone. Supposedly, the Pixel 6a's cameras punch above their weight and only just fall short of the Pixel 6. The Pixel 6a is said to offer a class-leading display too, even with a 1080p resolution and a 60 Hz refresh rate.
EncroPi: USB stick based on the RP2040 with a display arrives as a secure SD card reader
The EncroPi is a USB stick based on the RP2040 microcontroller. Billed as being capable of encrypting files quickly and securely, the EncroPi has a display, a real-time clock (RTC) and can be backed on Kickstarter for as little as £35.
August 2022 HarmonyOS 2.1 update introduces new features for Huawei Watch 3
A new update for the Watch 3 has brought new features and bug fixes to Huawei's high-end smartwatch. Rolling out as HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199, the update builds on HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 that arrived last month. This month's update has reached Chinese variants first and should eventually reach other markets in one form or another.
New leaked Oppo Watch 3 images confirm revised design and curved display
Digital Chat Station has leaked more images of the Oppo Watch 3, the first smartwatch with a Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 series chipset. Equipped with a curved display, the Oppo Watch 3 also has a stylish frame, a digital crown, a physical button and a microphone for voice assistant support, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro: Official image leaks as ANC, IPX7 and long battery life touted for €229 earbuds
An extensive leak has confirmed many details about the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Samsung's next pair of high-end earbuds. Due to be presented on August 10, the earbuds will feature long battery life, noise cancellation and waterproofing. Bluetooth 5.3 support should be onboard for the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro too.
Teclast P30 Air launches with Android 12, a metal build and LTE support
Teclast has introduced the P30 Air, a tablet with a 10.1-inch display and an eight-core MediaTek chipset. Surprisingly, the Teclast P30 Air runs Android 12 out of the box too, unlike many competing budget Android tablets. The Teclast P30 Pro will be orderable from US$119.99 with 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM.
Leaked high-resolution promotional images show Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless in detail
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless should be arriving later this month, ahead of which numerous promotional images have leaked. Highlighting a fundamentally new design, the high-resolution images also provide more details about the upcoming headphones' features and specifications.
YouTuber builds Intel Core i7-12700 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060-powered gaming PC inside a working toilet
A YouTuber has taken the idea of gaming on a toilet to the extreme by converting a working toilet into a gaming computer. Based on an Intel Core i7-12700 and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, the PC build was not without its issues and hacks.
Apple rumoured to have postponed iPadOS 16 because of multitasking issues; iOS 16 launch still on time for iPhone 14 series release
With iPadOS 16, Apple has finally brought new multitasking features to the iPad, albeit only with certain models. iPadOS 16 should deliver superior external monitor support too, among other features. Unfortunately, while iOS 16 remains on track for a September release, iPadOS 16's new features are currently causing so many problems that Apple is rumoured to have postponed the update's rollout.
DJI Goggles 2 leak as DJI Avata marches closer to release
Hands-on images of the DJI Avata's first-person view (FPV) goggles have leaked online, confirming the accessory's design. Supposedly, the upcoming drone has taken another critical step on its road to market too.
Google Pixel 7 Ultra rears its head again with a 2K display and a Sony IMX787 camera as leaker maintains ongoing Pixel Fold production
According to a renowned leaker, Foxconn is producing two high-end Google Pixel flagship smartphones in China, neither of which are the Pixel 7 or the Pixel 7 Pro. Instead, Digital Chat Station claims that the Pixel Fold is one of the two devices, as is the rumoured Pixel 7 Ultra.
Leaked Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4 and Inspire 3 images showcase design changes
Fitbit is preparing to release a raft of new smartwatches and fitness trackers over the next few months. Not only is the company on the verge of launching the Fitbit Sense 2, but it is also finalising the Versa 4 and the Inspire 3. Leaked press images suggest that Fitbit fans can expect major upgrades all round, including a colour display for the Inspire 3.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 5G performance, charging and display specifications detailed as potential name change emerges
According to reports, Samsung may not release its next flagship foldable as the Galaxy Z Fold4 5G. Instead, the company is rumoured to have dropped its 'Z' branding globally, with the Galaxy Fold4 replacing the Galaxy Z Fold3. New performance, charging and display specifications for the Galaxy Fold4 have leaked too.
Valve brings new features and improvements to Steam Deck with SteamOS 3.3
Valve has started rolling out new features and changes for the Steam Deck with SteamOS 3.3. According to Valve, the latest update provides more stable 5 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as allowing you to scale the Steam Deck UI on external displays, among other changes.
Oppo Watch 3: ECG, LTPO AMOLED display and up to 5 days of battery revealed by leaker
Digital Chat Station has outlined specifications for the Oppo Watch 3, one of the first confirmed smartwatches with a Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 series chipset. Reputedly, Oppo has paired the powerful SoC with an LTPO AMOLED display, which will help deliver up to 5 days of battery life in general use. ECG capabilities could be on board for the Oppo Watch 3 too, among other features.
Amazfit GTR 4 and GTS 4 releases near as high-resolution images surface
High-resolution marketing images of the Amazfit GTR 4 and GTS 4 have leaked online. Revealed ahead of the pair's official announcement, the images highlight their intended uses as fitness trackers as well as general smartwatches.
Android 13 could arrive a month earlier than Android 12 did
It seems that Google is preparing to release Android 13 well ahead of its Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro launch event. Supposedly arriving as soon as next month, Android 13 will reach AOSP first before making its way to Pixel smartphones.
Leica Cine 1: Leica announces reveal of first Laser TV in collaboration with Hisense
Leica has confirmed plans to release its first Laser TV. Leica has teamed up with Hisense, which already offers numerous Laser TVs like the 120L9-Pro and PX1-Pro. Dubbed the Leica Cine 1, the Laser TV will debut next month at IFA 2022.
Logitech and Tencent's first cloud gaming handheld could arrive later this year running Windows
Logitech and Tencent are looking to take a slice of the gaming handheld market. Having announced a partnership, the pair hope to release a 'cloud gaming handheld' later this year with a focus on NVIDIA GeForce NOW and Xbox Cloud Gaming services. A potential design for the upcoming handheld has surfaced too.
Motorola Edge (2022) press renders leak for September-bound smartphone
Press renders of the Edge (2022) have leaked ahead of the device's official release. Expected to arrive next month, the Edge (2022) will sport a familiar design with a 50 MP primary camera that supports OIS, among other features.
Samsung's inventive cases for the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 leak
A German retailer has revealed that Samsung is preparing to release a whole range of cases and screen protectors for the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4. Both smartphones should debut on August 10 at a Galaxy Unpacked event alongside the Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro and the Galaxy Buds2 Pro.
OnePlus 10T leaks in unboxing video with 160 W power adapter, first-party case and size comparisons
The launch of the OnePlus 10T is just a day away. However, an unboxing video has already landed on YouTube. Showcasing the device's features, lack of wireless charging and its 160 W power adapter, the video also compares the OnePlus 10T against other recent smartphones like the Nothing Phone (1), Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The same video highlights OnePlus' first-party cases for the OnePlus 10T too.
Apple leaves clues about AOD implementation in Xcode for next month's iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
Always-on display (AOD) functionality will be one of many innovations that Apple brings to iPhones with the release of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro Max. While both are rumoured to arrive next month, it appears that Apple has left clues in Xcode as to how AOD will work on iOS 16. Purportedly, Apple could release the feature with some limitations, unlike its Android competitors.
Apple prepares Android users for iPhone 14 switch with detailed video
Apple has made another attempt to woo Android users to iPhones. In its latest video, the company has sought to explain the advantages of switching to an iPhone and what Android users can expect, including whether it will get the latest updates and Apple's support coverage.
Oppo Watch 3 to launch this month with a new design and latest Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chipset
Oppo could be the first company to bring a Snapdragon W5 Gen 1-powered smartwatch to market when it announces the Watch 3. Confirmed to be based on Qualcomm's latest smartwatch chipset, the Oppo Watch 3 may debut as soon as next week. Meanwhile, a leak already shows that Oppo has overhauled the design of its flagship smartwatch between the Watch 2 and Watch 3. There could even be two versions of the Oppo Watch 3 too.
Google brings Android 13 Beta to newly released Pixel 6a
Google has opened the Android 13 Beta program to the Pixel 6a, its latest smartphone. Available to download now, the Pixel 6a has skipped all versions of Android 13 Beta until Beta 4.1. Android 13 Beta 4.1 is available to install manually on the Pixel 6a or through the Android Beta Program.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro receive new camera feature from their cheaper sibling
Google has released a new camera feature for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, nearly a year after their release. Expanding the functionality of Magic Eraser, the feature comes directly from the Pixel 6a, which launched last month.
Pico 4 Pro: Details about upcoming VR headset and its controllers leak
It seems that Pico is preparing to release another VR headset, following the launch of the Neo 3 Link earlier this year. Following the publication of an FCC listing in which the regulatory body revealed the headset's design, images of the Pico 4 Pro's controller have also leaked.
Fitbit Charge 5 and Fitbit Luxe receive new clock faces
Fitbit has released new watch faces for the Charge 5 and Luxe, two of its most recent fitness trackers. Arriving after software version 1.171.50 for both devices, the new watch faces should provide a fresh touch of colour for both more than a year after their releases.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless: Retailer leaks new design, 60 hours of battery life, Qualcomm aptX Adaptive support and a lower launch price
Sennheiser has already confirmed that it will launch the Momentum 4 Wireless later this month. However, a retailer has already revealed vital specifications, colour options and the headphone's new design. Also, the retailer may have revealed a lower price tag for all markets, too.
Optoma ZH507: Laser projector launches in Europe offering 5,500 lumens of peak brightness
Optoma has introduced the ZH507, a DLP and laser projector. Designed for businesses, the Optoma ZH507 features numerous ports, a high contrast ratio and supports 3D content. Currently, the Optoma ZH507 costs over €2,500 in the Eurozone.
One-netbook presents the ONEXPLAYER mini Pro with an Intel Core i7-1260P, LPDDR5 RAM and an 800p display
One-netbook has introduced a new version of the ONEXPLAYER mini, albeit one that retains its overall design and 7-inch display. While the company calls the new device 'ONEXPLAYER mini Pro', it actually features a lower resolution display than previous ONEXPLAYER mini models. The inclusion of a Core i7-1260P and LPDDR5 RAM should deliver improved performance, though.
Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and possibly Pixel Watch pre-order and launch dates leak
According to a report from a well-informed leaker, Google has scheduled pre-order and launch dates for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Likely also applying to the long-awaited Pixel Watch, Google's next-generation flagship hardware may not ship until mid-October, at the earliest.
Motorola XT2243-2: Future S30 Pro and Edge 30 Fusion arrives on Geekbench sporting Snapdragon 888 Plus and 12 GB of RAM
It seems that Motorola is on the verge of releasing the S30 Pro and Edge 30 Fusion, two names for the XT2243-2. To be sold in different markets, the pair will both feature a Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset and at least 12 GB of RAM. Allegedly, the S30 Pro and Edge 30 Fusion will debut later this quarter with a 144 Hz display and a 50 MP primary camera too, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 series configuration options and special edition models leak
Samsung is on the verge of introducing the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, its replacements for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, respectively. However, the company's UK insurance portal has listed all Galaxy Watch5 series models, including 'Golf' special edition models for the 40 mm and 44 mm versions of the Galaxy Watch5.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Upcoming foldable may not launch with Burgundy Red or 1 TB storage options in some markets
Contrary to reports, Samsung may not be bringing a Burgundy Red version of the Galaxy Z Fold4 to market globally. Based on the Samsung Care+ portal, Samsung's long-awaited 1 TB option may not be making an appearance either. Instead, some countries will only be receiving the Galaxy Z Fold4 with 256 GB or 512 GB of storage, plus a choice of Phantom Black, 'GreyGreen' and Beige colour options.
Garmin brings numerous changes and improvements to Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S smartwatches in Beta version 9.13 update
Garmin has released a new beta update for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S, bringing the pair up to Beta version 9.13. Arriving as the first beta update since v8.64, Beta version 9.13 includes 40 changes, including 13 new features and plenty of bug fixes. Beta version 9.13 should be available to download now on all Instinct 2 series smartwatches enrolled in Garmin's Beta Program.
Garmin issues Beta version 22.80 update to Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches
Garmin has rolled out a new beta update to Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches, following the release of five alpha updates. Beta version 22.80 contains several changes from Beta version 22.10 and a few differences from Alpha version 22.76. Beta version 22.80 is rolling out now and should arrive as an over-the-air (OTA) update.
Samsung lists over 70 colour combinations for Galaxy Z Flip4 on support website
Samsung has inadvertently confirmed the Bespoke Edition colour options in which it will soon sell the Galaxy Z Flip4. To be offered alongside the smartphone's general retail colourways, the Bespoke Edition versions will be available with three frame colours, plus five options for the Galaxy Z Flip4's front and back panels.
Motorola confirms more Moto X30 Pro details following TENAA certification appearance
Motorola has outlined more details about the Moto X30 Pro, its next flagship smartphone. Expected to launch globally as the Edge 30 Ultra, the Moto X30 Pro will be the first smartphone with the ISOCELL HP1, Samsung's 200 MP camera sensor. The Moto X30 Pro has appeared on TENAA ahead of tomorrow's announcement too.
Nothing Phone (1) gains second software in less than a month with Nothing OS 1.1.2 containing various improvements and features
Nothing continues to improve the experience with the Phone (1), its much anticipated first smartphone. Now on Nothing OS 1.1.2, the update builds on Nothing OS 1.1.0 that Nothing released last month. Rolling out now, Nothing OS 1.1.2 brings a few changes to the Nothing Phone (1), along with a few bug fixes.
LG announces UltraGear 32GQ850, UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 48GQ900 availability in Europe
LG has announced availability for its trio of UltraGear gaming monitors in the Eurozone. Already available in the US, the UltraGear 32GQ850, UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 48GQ900 all feature HDMI 2.1 connectivity and high refresh rate panels for use with current-generation consoles.
Android 13 and MIUI 13.1 builds land for Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro
Xiaomi has surprised fans by releasing MIUI 13.1, a short stop-over before it presents MIUI 14. Currently in beta, MIUI 13.1 has reached the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro so far. MIUI 13.1 is the first time that Xiaomi has based its in-house OS on Android 13, too.
Leaker predicts three new camera sensors for next year's Sony Xperia 1 V
Rumours about the Xperia 1 V have already appeared online, two months after Sony released the Xperia 1 IV. Assumed to be arriving in 2023, the Xperia 1 V is tipped to rely on a new triple camera setup, a major departure from the Xperia 1 IV and its predecessors.
Razr 2022: Motorola teases slim display bezels and 50 MP camera amid certification sighting
Motorola has confirmed more details about the Razr 2022 ahead of its August 2 release. While the company has showcased more aspects of its upcoming foldable smartphone, TENAA has outlined even more specifications in a lengthy certification publication.
More Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro colours surface in comprehensive leak
Official images of the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro have leaked online as we enter the final few days before Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event. Due for release on August 10, the Galaxy Watch5 series will come in at least five colour options, all with Samsung's replaceable but proprietary strap design.
Xiaomi POCO C40: European pricing revealed with early bird offers for JLQ JR510-powered smartphone with a 6,000 mAh battery
Xiaomi has finally started offering the POCO C40 in Europe, having introduced the device in June. Currently available in two memory configurations, Xiaomi also sells the POCO C40 in Coral Green, POCO Yellow and Power Black colour options. The POCO C40 starts at €149.90, including delivery and VAT charges.
BenQ EX240N: Gaming monitor with MOBIUZ VA panel and 165 Hz refresh rate presented
BenQ has unveiled the EX240N, a 24-inch gaming monitor that relies on a MOBIUZ VA panel. Running at 1080p and 165 Hz, the BenQ EX240N also offers 1 ms MPRT response times, AMD FreeSync Premium support and dual 2.5 W speakers, among other features.
NanoPi R4SE: Dual Gigabit Ethernet router presented by FriendlyELEC with 32 GB storage and 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM
FriendlyELEC has introduced the NanoPi R4SE, a variant of the NanoPi R4S with built-in eMMC flash storage. Available with 32 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM, FriendlyELEC intends people to use the NanoPi R4SE as a router, for which it has included two Gigabit Ethernet ports. The NanoPi R4SE retails for US$70 and can be purchased as a bare board or with a CNC metal case.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Leaked official pictures show off upcoming foldable in three colours with new angles for Galaxy Z Flip4
Samsung's next-generation foldable smartphones remain a few weeks away. However, a reliable leaker has shared official pictures of the Galaxy Z Fold4 in its three launch colours, confirming the device's design and features. The same leaker has also provided more renders of the Galaxy Z Flip4, confirming the presence of a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for another year.
Higher than expected US pricing leaks for Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro ahead of Galaxy Unpacked event
More pricing details have emerged for Samsung's next-generation earbuds. Launching as the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, the high-end earbuds will compete against the likes of the AirPods Pro and the new Pixel Buds Pro. Surprisingly, the Galaxy Buds Pro could cost a fair bit more than the outgoing Galaxy Buds Pro, which would make it almost as expensive as the AirPods Pro.
New iOS 16 Beta provides AOD details for upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models
Apple has already confirmed that iOS 16 will feature a revised lock screen with more customisation options. Now, a new beta build has highlighted what Apple's new lock screen will look like on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with their always-on display (AOD) functionality activated.
Apple rumoured to have experimented with three 27-inch iMac prototypes based on Apple M1 and Apple M1 Max SoCs
According to a new report, Apple has been working on new 27-inch iMac models. Although it is unclear whether any of these will come to market, Apple is alleged to have created three prototypes with varying designs, including one with an M1 Max SoC.
Garmin Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches jump to Beta version 9.24 with various changes and improvements
Garmin has released update for Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches, having released Alpha version 9.22 earlier this week. This time, the company has issued Beta version 9.24, which replaces v8.37. Available to download now, Beta version 9.24 should arrive automatically for smartwatch's already enrolled on Garmin's Public Beta program.
Google Pixel 6a: Day 1 patch released with Android 13 Beta support outlined
Google has rolled out a Day 1 patch for the Pixel 6a, its latest mid-range smartphone. Equipped with a Google Tensor chipset, the Pixel 6a features the same SoC as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Google has also confirmed when the Pixel 6a should be eligible for Android 13 Beta builds.
Beelink U59 Pro presented for US$209 with Intel Jasper Lake processors
Beelink has released a new mini-PC based on the Intel Jasper Lake architecture, 10 nm processors with four cores and Intel UHD Graphics. Available with up to an Intel Celeron N5105, the Beelink U59 Pro features DDR4 RAM, an M.2 2280 slot and multiple ports, including dual HDMI connections.
Motorola Moto G32 debuts with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, a 90 Hz display and a 50 MP camera for under €250
Motorola has presented the Moto G32, a mid-range smartphone that will be available first in Europe. Like other Moto G series smartphones, the Moto G32 has a Snapdragon 680 mated to a high capacity battery, a 50 MP primary camera and a large battery. The Motorola Moto G32 comes in two colours and two memory configurations.
Gigabyte refreshes G5 and G7 gaming laptops with Intel Core i5-12500H and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Gigabyte has announced new G5 and G7 gaming laptops, both in three configurations with Intel Alder Lake and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs. Equipped with high refresh rate displays, the Gigabyte G5 and G7 feature up to the Core i5-12500H and an RTX 3060, among other components.
HarmonyOS 3: Huawei's Android alternative promises improved battery life, responsiveness and new features
The third version of HarmonyOS has arrived, Huawei's in-house operating system. Developed following US sanctions, HarmonyOS departs from Android and relies on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), not Google Mobile Services (GMS). HarmonyOS 3 launches with new versions of the MatePad Pro 11 and Watch 3 Pro, among other devices.
Spotify Car Thing: Company takes €31 million hit by ending in-car entertainment device
The Spotify Car Thing has been killed off, just five months into its public release. Still available at a steep discount, the remaining Car Thing units will sell for US$49.99 until Spotify exhausts its supplies.
New Motorola Razr 2022 teaser highlights the possibilities of its secondary display
The arrival of the Razr 2022 is only a few days away, with the device due on August 2. In the meantime, Motorola has shared teasers of what people will be able to do with the device's secondary or cover display. With a larger secondary display than its predecessor, the Razr 2022 should be useable without unfolding it in many situations.
Quest 2: Meta announces US$100 price increase for ageing VR headset amid Meta Quest 2 re-brand
From next month, you no longer need to use a Facebook account to use a Quest 2. However, the now Meta-branded headset will also start at US$399, US$100 more expensive than its current retail price. The cost of Quest 2 accessories and refurbished units is rising, too.
Moto X30 Pro: Motorola previews Edge 30 Ultra design with 200 MP camera and 125 W charging
Motorola has almost revealed the Moto X30 Pro's full design, despite having scheduled an official launch for August 2. Expected to arrive in Europe as the Edge 30 Ultra, the smartphone will be one of the world's first with a 200 MP camera, which Motorola complements with 125 W wired fast charging capabilities.
ASUS Zenfone 9 launches for €799 with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and a 120 Hz AMOLED display in an iPhone 13-sized package
ASUS has revealed the Zenfone 9, a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1-powered smartphone with a 120 Hz AMOLED display. Available from €799, the Zenfone 9 has multiple memory configurations, colour options and a 4,300 mAh battery that supports 30 W charging. Roughly as large as the Apple iPhone 13, the Zenfone 9 is slightly smaller than its predecessor and weighs 169 g.
Google Pixel 7 Ultra, Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet camera details discovered
According to a developer, Android 13 Beta contains numerous references to what could be the Pixel 7 Ultra, Pixel Fold and the Pixel Tablet. While the Pixel 7 Ultra and Pixel Fold may share the Samsung ISOCELL GN1 camera sensor, the Pixel Tablet will rely on the front-facing sensor from a Pixel 6 for both its cameras.
Garmin brings more features and improvements to Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches in Alpha version 22.76 update
Garmin has released another Alpha software update for Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches. Available as Alpha version 22.76, the update enables HRV status widget glance, among other changes. Alpha version 22.76 can be downloaded now but must be installed manually.
Leaked Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro camera specifications point towards minor changes for this year's flagships
It appears that Google is making some camera hardware improvements for this autumn's Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Not only will the Pixel 7 feature a superior front-facing camera compared to the Pixel 6, the Pixel 7 Pro will have a different telephoto camera from last year's Pixel 6 Pro.
Xiaomi 12T Pro: Seeming Redmi K50S Pro rebadge appears on IMEI database as global model
The Xiaomi 12T Pro has shown itself on an IMEI database as the 22081212UG. Intended to be released globally, the Xiaomi 12T Pro is rumoured to feature a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, a 120 Hz AMOLED display, 120 W wired charging and a 200 MP camera, among other features.
New Huawei Watch 3 Pro presented with HarmonyOS 3, ECG and improved navigation functionality
Huawei has announced a mid-generation refresh of the Watch 3 Pro, now available with HarmonyOS 3. Also, the revised smartwatch features turn-by-turn satellite navigation, allowing you to leave your smartphone in your pocket. The Watch 3 Pro 2022 edition can take an ECG too, as well as featuring SpO2 and skin temperature sensors.
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 unveiled with HarmonyOS 3, Snapdragon 888, 120 Hz OLED display and six speakers
Huawei has unveiled a new version of the MatePad Pro 11, now equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and a 120 Hz OLED display. Available in multiple configurations, the MatePad Pro 11 is also one of the first devices running HarmonyOS 3. The new MatePad Pro 11 supports a detachable keyboard and active stylus too.
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2022 launches with Intel Alder Lake-P processors and a skin-soothing metallic body option
Huawei has revealed the latest version of the MateBook X Pro in China, which starts at CNY 8,999 (~US$1,330) with an Intel Core i5-1240P processor. Also available with a Core i7-1260P and a unique skin-soothing metallic body option, the MateBook Pro X 2022 can cost up to CNY 12,999 (~US$1,922) for the fully configured option.
ASUS ROG Strix XG32UQ: 32-inch gaming monitor presented with a 4K resolution, a 160 Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 connectivity
ASUS has introduced ROG Strix XG32UQ with a 4K resolution and a 160 Hz refresh rate. Available with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-Sync support, the 32-inch gaming monitor also features 1 ms response times across its IPS panel with DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 connectivity.
Project Cambria: Meta Quest Pro launch date, pricing, specifications and CAD renders surface
More details about Project Cambria have emerged, expected to launch as the Meta Quest Pro. With a high starting price, the Quest Pro will be considerably more expensive than the Quest 2. The Quest Pro's controllers should be available separately too and may even be compatible with the existing Quest 2.
GOLE1 Pro 2022: Mini-PC with a built-in touchscreen launches from US$199
HIGOLE has introduced the GOLE1 Pro 2022, a mini-PC powered by Intel Gemini Lake and Gemini Lake Refresh processors. Available with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, the GOLE1 Pro 2022 starts at US$199 with a Celeron N4000 and should start shipping in two months' time.
LeBest X14 Pro Max: Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra copy launches
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are a few weeks away from launching. However, a cheap clone has launched in China, with LeBest even repurposing Apple's naming scheme. The LeBest X14 Pro Max also borrows from the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, albeit without either of their flagship specifications.
F(x)tec Pro1-X begins shipping after years of delays and a hardware downgrade
The F(x)tec Pro1-X has started being delivered to backers, nearly two years after its launch in collaboration with XDA Developers. While one of the last smartphones with a slide-out keyboard, the F(x)tec Pro1-X has received a massive hardware downgrade compared to those that were offered during its Indiegogo campaign.
AOC presents six V5 series monitors with 24-inch to 31.5-inch display sizes
AOC has introduced the V5 series, a set of monitors that the company markets for home users and students. Equipped with 3-sided borderless bezels, the AOC V5 series features USB Type-C connectivity with 65 W power delivery and 24-inch to 31.5-inch panels that offer Full HD to QHD resolutions. The AOC V5 series is orderable in multiple markets, starting at £189.99 and €239 in the UK and Eurozone, respectively.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 press photos leak ahead of August 10 Galaxy Unpacked Event
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 remains about two weeks away from launching. However, the foldable smartphone can already be seen in official press photos, courtesy of @OnLeaks. So far, press photos of four colours have leaked, which detail the Galaxy Z Flip4 from all sides.
Realme Pad X arrives in India with a Snapdragon 695 SoC, 5G connectivity and a 10.95-inch display with keyboard and pen support
Realme has announced the Pad X in India, one of many products that the company has presented today. Equipped with a Snapdragon 695 SoC and a 10.95-inch display, the Realme Pad X also has an 8,340 mAh battery that supports up to 33 W wired charging. The Realme Pad X will be orderable next month with 5G and Wi-Fi-only connectivity, as will a first-party keyboard and pen.
Realme presents first desktop monitor with thin display bezels and a 75 Hz refresh rate
Realme has introduced its first-generation desktop monitor, which ships with HDMI, USB Type-C and VGA connectivity. Available later this week for INR 10,999 (~US$138), the monitor will cost INR 12,999 (~US$165) after Realme's pre-sale period ends. The monitor also delivers 250 nits of peak brightness with a 1080p native resolution and a 75 Hz refresh rate.
Realme Watch 3 launches with a 1.8-inch display and Bluetooth calling
Realme has presented the Watch 3 in India, where it has launched for INR 3,500 (~US$44). Price matching its predecessor, the Realme Watch 3 has a large display, supports Bluetooth calling and has a metallic frame. The Realme Watch 3 is orderable now with over 100 watch faces, 110 sports modes and comprehensive health monitoring.
Garmin enables HRV status functionality on Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S smartwatches with Alpha version 9.12
Garmin has released Alpha version 9.12 for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S, replacing Alpha version 9.11. With Alpha version 9.12, Garmin has enabled Heart Rate Variability (HRV) status on the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S, plus Training Status 2.0. Alpha version 9.12 also contains several bug fixes and is available to download now for both smartwatches.
Boardcon Compact3566: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B clone launches with a Rockchip RK3566 chipset and PCIe SSD support
Boardcon has started offering the Compact3566, a single-board computer (SBC) that could be mistaken for a Raspberry Pi. Measuring 85 x 56 mm, the Compact3566 is compatible with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B accessories thanks to its 40-pin header. The Boardcon Compact3566 features a Rockchip 3566 too, along with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128 GB of eMMC flash storage.
Garmin brings new features and changes to the Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches courtesy of Alpha version 9.22
Garmin continues to update its flagship smartwatches at a breakneck pace on its Beta Program. Now, the company has issued Alpha version 9.22, a software update that includes over 80 changes. Available to download now, Alpha version 9.22 succeeds v9.15 and contains new features like HRV status for the Epix 2. Alpha version 9.22 is available on Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches.
Banana Pi previews BPI-W3 single-board computer with Rockchip RK3588 SoC
Banana Pi has unveiled the BPI-W3, a single-board computer (SBC) that the company intends people to use as a router. For some reason, the BPI-W3 only features two Gigabit Ethernet ports, plus three HDMI connections. Banana Pi has equipped the BPI-W3 with a Rockchip RK3588 too, and states that there will be support for Android 12, Linux and OpenWrt.
Motorola Moto G32: CAD-based renders leak in two colours with a familiar design
High-quality renders of the Moto G32 have leaked ahead of the device's official introduction. Sporting three rear-facing cameras and a single front-facing lens, the Moto G32 will also ship in two colours with up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The Moto G32 will join the numerous Moto G series refreshes that Motorola has already released this year.
Google releases Android 13 Beta 4.1 update with bug fixes for Google Pixel smartphones
Google has issued another Android 13 beta build, following the release of Android 13 Beta 4. Considered a minor update, Android 13 Beta 4.1 addresses various connectivity issues, including one that would cause devices to crash and reboot. Android 13 Beta 4.1 is available to download now as an OTA for the Pixel 4 series onwards.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic gain bug fixes and improvements with One UI Watch 4.5 Beta 5
Samsung continues to refine One UI Watch 4.5 ahead of the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro launch event on August 10. Based on Wear OS 3.5, One UI Watch 4.5 remains in beta, with Samsung having now released One UI Watch 4.5 Beta 5. The latest beta update, which could also be the final one before next month's Galaxy Unpacked event, is available to download now on the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic.
Fitbit Luxe receives new features and optimisations with software version 1.171.50
Fitbit has started rolling out a new update for the Luxe, a smartwatch that it released last year. Mirroring the Charge 5, the Luxe can now help you find your paired smartphone, among other changes. Software version 1.171.50 is available to download now for all Fitbit Luxe fitness trackers.
Xiaomi Redmi K60 series to launch with a 2K display option, a 50 MP camera and a dual SoC strategy
According to reports, Xiaomi is already working on the Redmi K60 series, despite ploughing on with Redmi K50 series releases. Redmi K60-branded smartphones are not due for a while though, with the Redmi K50S series due first, including the Redmi K50S Pro. Still, Digital Chat Station has provided several details about the Redmi K60 series.
DJI Avata: New hands-on photo leaks as talk of launch date delay emerges
The wait for the DJI Avata goes on, the successor to the DJI FPV. While the compact drone was expected to launch earlier this year, there are now rumours that the Avata may not even make it to market by the end of summer 2022. Meanwhile, a new hands-on photo of the Avata has leaked of the drone in flight.
Xiaomi Smart Band 7 gains new features and bug fixes with software version 1.19.15
Xiaomi has started rolling out software version 1.19.15 to the Smart Band 7. Available in China first, this month's update contains a few new features for the Smart Band 7, plus various bug fixes.
MINISFORUM UM580: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H-powered mini-PC presented for US$439
MINISFORUM has announced the UM580, a mini-PC powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H. Available from US$439, the MINISFORUM can be configured with up to 64 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. MINISFORUM has equipped the UM580 with plenty of ports too, including three USB Type-C ports and two HDMI connections.
Xiaomi hints at devices eligible for Android 13, including Redmi and POCO smartphones
Xiaomi has provided an overview of devices that will receive Android 13, the next major update for Android smartphones and tablets. With Android 13 a month or so away from reaching stable status, Xiaomi has updated its Security Center to reflect some of the devices that it will upgrade to Android 13, including several from its Redmi and POCO series.
ASUS ROG Flow X16: Convertible gaming laptop launches in Europe from €2,499
ASUS has started selling the ROG Flow X16 in Europe, where it starts at €2,499. Paired with AMD Ryzen 6000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, the ROG Flow X16 also has a Mini LED display that peaks at 1,000 nits in a convertible design. The ROG Flow X16 nearly hits €4,000 in some configurations, though.
LG 49WQ95C debuts with a 49-inch Nano IPS panel, a 32:9 aspect ratio and a 144 Hz refresh rate
LG has unveiled the 49WQ95C, another monitor that falls under its UltraWide brand. Equipped with a 49-inch Nano IPS panel, the LG 49WQ95C has plenty of connectivity to go with its high resolution and high refresh rate display.
New Huawei Watch 3 Pro previewed ahead of July 27 hardware launch event
Huawei has teased a new version of the Watch 3 Pro, which it will launch first in China. Due to be unveiled later this week, the new Watch 3 Pro could take ECGs, as well as offering a new navigation system, among other changes.
Google Pixel 6a teardown video highlights plastic back and improved repairability
The Pixel 6a will start shipping this week, ahead of which PBKreviews has shared a teardown video on YouTube. While the Pixel 6a looks an awful lot like the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, it seems that Google has learned some lessons with regard to repairability from its recent flagship smartphones.
Fitbit to address divisive Sense and Versa 3 feature with upcoming Sense 2 and Versa 4 smartwatches
Fitbit is preparing to release new smartwatches, with the company set on replacing the Sense and Versa 3. While the Sense 2 and Versa 4 resemble their predecessors, Fitbit has changed how people will interact with the pair. The Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 should launch later this year.
First MIUI 14 signs based on Android 13 emerge alongside unofficial eligibility list with nearly 125 devices
According to new reports, Xiaomi may not release MIUI 13.5 after all. Instead, the company is now expected to move devices from MIUI 13 directly to MIUI 14. With the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro series some of the first devices to receive internal MIUI 14 builds, Xiaomi is laying the groundwork to upgrade almost 125 devices. Plenty of fan favourites will be left stranded on MIUI 13 though, including the Redmi K20 and Mi 9 series.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro: European price and colour options leak for Galaxy Unpacked-bound premium earbuds
Pricing for the Galaxy Buds2 Pro has leaked, a few weeks before Samsung unveils its next premium set of earbuds. While Samsung is expected to bring several new features to its Pro earbuds, the price should remain unchanged from the Galaxy Buds Pro.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro European prices leak as battery life claim emerges
According to a renowned leaker, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro could offer significantly longer battery life than the Galaxy Watch5 or Galaxy Watch4 series. Meanwhile, European prices for the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro have leaked, underlining just how expensive the Galaxy Watch5 Pro will be.
Huawei Watch 3 Pro receives substantial HarmonyOS 2.1 update with multiple changes
Huawei has released HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 to the Watch 3 Pro, the first update for the smartwatch in seven months. Unsurprisingly, HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 contains numerous changes and optimisations. The new update is rolling out now as an over-the-air (OTA) download.
LG G8X ThinQ receives final OS upgrade with Android 12 and June 2022 security patch update
LG has released Android 12 for the G8X ThinQ, the smartphone's final update. Android 12 arrives with the June 2022 security patch, which LG distributes as V40a. The update is available for LM-G850EMW, the global variant of the G8X ThinQ.
Honor X8 5G launched with a 48 MP triple camera and a Snapdragon 480 Plus chipset
Honor has presented the X8 5G, a newer variant to the X8 4G that the company already sells. Not only has Honor equipped the new X8 with a 5G modem, but it has also switched the Snapdragon 680 for a more powerful chipset. The quad camera from the Honor X8 4G has been swapped for a triple camera set up though, among other changes.
Garmin Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches gain bug fixes, new features and improvements with Alpha version 22.75
Garmin has released another Alpha software update for the Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series. Building on a build that went live earlier this month, Alpha software version 22.75 features eight changes, including two new features. Garmin has included several bug fixes too, among other changes.
Dell XPS 13 Plus becomes first Ubuntu 22.04 LTS certified laptop
Dell and Canonical continue to collaborate on bringing Ubuntu to the XPS series. The XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition is now the first laptop certified for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, which builds on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS that Dell already ships with the XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition. Ubuntu 22.04 LTS will begin shipping with the XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition from next month onwards.
Early Xiaomi POCO M5 smartphone series details emerge
The first signs of the POCO M5 and POCO M5s have surfaced, just a few months after the POCO M4 5G debuted. Reputedly, the POCO M5 and POCO M5s will arrive in August alongside the Xiaomi 12T series.
Honor MagicBook 14 2022: AMD Ryzen 6000 models launch following Intel Alder Lake release
Honor has refreshed the MagicBook 14 2022 with AMD Ryzen 6000 APUs. While Honor already offers the MagicBook 14 2022 with Intel Alder Lake and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, AMD-powered models have RDNA 2-based graphics up their sleeves. The MagicBook 14 2022 starts at a lower price with AMD Ryzen APUs too.
Motorola Razr 2022: European price leaks as General Manager teases upcoming foldable smartphone
Motorola continues to tease the Razr 2022 on Chinese social media, with the company publishing several photos and videos so far. Meanwhile, European pricing has leaked, implying that the Razr 2022 could cost a fair bit more than the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4.
Honor Tablet 8 launches as Galaxy Tab S8 and Xiaomi Pad 5 competitor with a 12-inch display
Honor has introduced the Tablet 8, an Android-powered tablet that closely resembles the Galaxy Tab S8 and Xiaomi Pad 5. Equipped with up to 8 GB of RAM and Android 12, the Honor Tablet 8 is available in China with a choice of three colours and memory configurations.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 European prices leak with memory configurations
A new leak has outlined how much the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 will cost in Europe. With potential price rises for both models compared to their predecessors, it seems that a 1 TB version of the Galaxy Z Fold4 may not make it to European markets either.
Amazfit Band 7: New smartwatch resembling Xiaomi Smart Band 7 launches running Zepp OS with up to 28 days of battery life
Amazfit has presented the Band 7, a smartwatch that shares more similarities with the Xiaomi Smart Band 7 than its name. Available for US$49.99, the Amazfit Band 7 has a large display, plenty of health monitoring options and a variety of colour options. The Amazfit Band 7 is orderable now in multiple markets and can last up to 28 days between charges of its 232 mAh battery.
Hisense PX1-Pro: 4K ultra-short throw laser projector launches with Android TV 10, Dolby Vision HDR and HDMI 2.1 support
Hisense has introduced the PX1-Pro, a 4K DLP laser projector that relies on Android TV 10. Equipped with Hisense's TriChroma light engine, the PX1-Pro also has two HDMI 2.1 and USB Type-A ports. The Hisense PX1-Pro is orderable now in multiple markets and can create between 90-inch and 130-inch projections.
DIZO Watch D Sharp: Smartwatch from Realme TechLife ecosystem launches with a 1.75-inch display
Realme sub-brand DIZO has introduced the Watch D Sharp, a smartwatch that follows in the footsteps of the DIZO Watch D. Available in three colours, the DIZO Watch D Sharp has a 1.75-inch display, 5 ATM waterproofing, up to 14 days of battery life and smart controls, among other features.
Google Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro sales start in 13 countries with a significant Pixel 6a pre-order incentive
Google has started offering the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro in multiple markets. Available to order in far more countries than the Pixel 5a, the Pixel 6a will begin shipping next week, as will the Pixel Buds Pro. Google is offering a pre-order bonus worth £99.99 with Pixel 6a bonuses too.
Infinix Note 12 Pro 4G unleashed with a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, a 6.7-inch AMOLED and a 108 MP camera
Infinix has expanded Note 12 series with the Note 12 Pro 4G, a cheaper counterpart to the Note 12 Pro 5G. Equipped with a MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, the Note 12 Pro 4G also has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display and a 108 MP camera, among other features.
Apple releases iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, macOS 12.5 and watchOS 8.7
Apple has finally released new OS updates for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch following almost two months of beta testing. iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, macOS 12.5 and watchOS 8.7 are all available to download now and mainly focus on fixing bugs that existed in older builds.
ASUS Zenfone 9 to receive two years of OS updates and the same camera as the Nothing Phone (1) as full specifications leak
A leaker has provided more details about Zenfone 9, ASUS' next smartphone. Due to be officially presented in a few days, the ASUS Zenfone 9 will be a compact Android flagship powered by a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and with a 120 Hz OLED display. Unfortunately, the Zenfone 9 is rumoured to receive software updates for just two years and mid-range cameras.
Anbernic Win600 launches for US$314.99 with AMD Athlon Silver 3020e and Athlon Silver 3050e APUs
Anbernic has started offering the Win600, a compact gaming handheld powered by the AMD Athlon Silver 3020e or Athlon Silver 3050e. Also equipped with 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage, the Anbernic Win600 has a 5.96-inch display and starts at US$314.99.
Xiaomi Redmi G 2022 presented with a 2.5K and 165 Hz display, plus mid-range gaming hardware
Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi G 2022, a more compact take on the Redmi G 2021. Equipped with a choice of Intel Alder Lake-H series and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 series GPUs, the Redmi G 2022 is considerably smaller than the Redmi G 2021, thanks to its 16:10 display. All configurations feature a 16-inch display with a 2.5K resolution, a 165 Hz refresh rate and 500 nits of peak brightness.
TicWatch Pro 4: Mobvoi offers initial details about 'the Epic Front Runner' with new Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 chipset
Mobvoi has announced that a next-generation TicWatch smartwatch is in the works. Presumed to be the TicWatch Pro 4, Mobvoi has teased that the smartwatch has a robust design with ultra-fast performance and improved battery life. The TicWatch Pro 4 will be one of the first smartwatches with the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1, Qualcomm's latest smartwatch platform.
Nothing Phone (1) receives first software update with numerous new features and battery life improvements
Nothing has released software version 1.1.0 for the Phone (1), a small package that contains plenty of changes. Available to download now, the software update includes several promised features, as well as delivering several optimisations and improvements.
Samsung starts accepting reservations before Galaxy Unpacked event with up to US$200 in credits
Samsung is preparing to launch several new products, with its next Galaxy Unpacked event scheduled for August 10. Although Samsung has not announced any of its rumoured devices yet, it is taking Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 reservations in the US.
Lenovo ThinkCentre neo 50a 24 announced with Intel Alder Lake-H processors and Intel Arc A370M GPU
Lenovo has presented the ThinkCentre neo 50a 24 with an all-Intel set-up. Equipped with 45 W processors and discrete graphics, the ThinkCentre neo 50a 24 should deliver decent performance in a compact design. The ThinkCentre neo 50a 24 will be available in multiple markets from next month.
Xiaomi previews Redmi G 2022 with a 16:10 display and a more compact design
Xiaomi has teased the Redmi G 2022, another 16-inch gaming laptop. It seems that Xiaomi has a few changes to the Redmi G this time around, such as updating its design and including a 2.5K display with a 165 Hz refresh rate.
Xiaomi Smart Speaker IR Control: Feature-packed smart speaker debuts in India at a budget price
Xiaomi has started selling the Smart Speaker IR Control in India, where it costs INR 4,999 (~US$63). Featuring a 1.5-inch driver, the Smart Speaker IR Control also offers Google Assistant and Google Chromecast support, among other features.
Apple MacBook Air M2: Small modification brings better than MacBook Pro 13 performance to fanless laptop
It turns out that the latest MacBook Air can match or even outperform the M2-powered MacBook Pro 13. With a simple modification, the MacBook Air can maintain peak performance for longer, which should be useful for short bursts of intense activity.
Xiaomi Redmi K50i lands in three colours with a 144 Hz display and 'extreme performance'
Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi K50i, which it bills as offering 'extreme performance'. Equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset, the Redmi K50i also has LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 flash storage and a 144 Hz display. The Redmi K50i will be orderable later this week in India.
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 launch event as 'the biggest showcase of the year'
Qualcomm has already turned its attention to its next-generation flagship smartphone chipset, having recently introduced the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. Currently thought of as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the SoC will arrive a few weeks earlier than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 did last year.
New Apple MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 to launch with chipset refreshes and unchanged designs as late as spring 2023
Apple may not be engaging in an annual refresh of its more powerful MacBook Pro models. According to a new report from a renowned Apple analyst, revised MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 machines may launch this fall, but an early 2023 reveal is also likely. Both laptops should be available with M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets.
Corsair announces XENEON 32-inch gaming monitors with high refresh rates
Corsair has introduced the XENEON 32UHD144 and XENEON 32QHD240, both 32-inch gaming monitors. Equipped with 4K and 2.5K panels respectively, both XENEON monitors support high refresh rates, have slim display bezels and are orderable now in multiple markets.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 2022 leaks with minor changes from 2020 predecessor
It seems that Samsung is preparing to refresh the Galaxy Tab A7, a 10.4-inch tablet sold since 2020. While the 2022 edition will share many similarities with the outgoing model, Samsung has included a more powerful chipset.
Microsoft planned to release a cheaper Surface Duo with a plastic design
A cheaper Surface Duo has turned up on eBay, months after Microsoft cancelled the project. Codenamed Cronos, the Surface Duo 2 Lite or Surface Duo Go would have featured a plastic build with no Glance Bar, plus an 'upper mid-range chipset and rear-facing cameras.
MINISFORUM introduces mini-PCs based on NUC X15 laptop kits
MINISFORUM has teased two mini-PCs with thin and stylish designs. Based on Intel NUC X15 laptop kits, the pair will combine Intel Tiger Lake processors with discrete GPU options. Effectively a laptop without a display, the MINISFORUM NUCX15 and NUCX17 will be available later this year.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 5100 leaks as Snapdragon Wear W5 Gen 1 with generational battery life, performance and efficiency gains
Evan Blass has outlined details about the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 and W5+ Gen 1, two chipsets that will replace the Snapdragon Wear 4100 series. With process node, co-processor and GPU refinements, the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 series should deliver better battery life and performance for upcoming Mobvoi and Oppo smartwatches running Wear OS.Update: Qualcomm announces Snapdragon W5+ and W5 Platforms.
Official ASUS Zenfone 9 images leak ahead of next week's release
A well-known leaker has shared several high-quality renders of the Zenfone 9, ASUS' next compact flagship smartphone. Scheduled for release next week, the Zenfone 9 will feature an updated design, among other changes.
Next-generation Mobvoi TicWatch Pro details surface with an improved premium design and new health features
Initial signs of a next-generation TicWatch Pro smartwatch have emerged online. Currently thought of as the TicWatch Pro 4, the TicWatch Pro 3 series successor should feature a refined design and new health monitoring functionality, among other changes.
Honor Tablet 8 to launch on July 21 with a slim and eye-catching design reminiscent of the Xiaomi Pad 5
The Honor Tablet 8 is on the verge of launching in China. Due for release on July 21, the tablet will sport a thin chassis with narrow display bezels, a 12-inch display and a colourful back panel. The Honor Tablet 8 looks more than a bit like the Xiaomi Pad 5, though.
PrimeMini 5: Prime Computer refreshes mini-PC series with Intel Tiger Lake processors
Prime Computer has upgraded the PrimeMini 5 to Intel Tiger Lake processors. Available with up to the Core i7-1185G7, the PrimeMini 5 offers passive cooling and plenty of I/O within a 177 x 114 x 55 mm chassis. Prices start at €945 with a Core i3-1115G4, 8 GB of RAM and a 250 GB SSD.
WeAct RP2040 brings USB Type-C connectivity, 16 MB flash and a reset button to the Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller
The WeAct RP2040 may resemble the Raspberry Pi Pico, in large part because of its RP2040 microcontroller. However, WeAct has added a USB Type-C port and more QSPI flash, among other changes. The WeAct RP2040 starts at US$3.03 and rises to US$5.62 with 16 MB flash.
Xiaomi rolls out July 2022 security patch globally to Mi A3 as smartphone nears third anniversary
Xiaomi has rolled out another update for the Mi A3, its final Android One-based smartphone. With the Mi A3's third anniversary occurring later this month, V18.104.22.168.RFQMIXM could be the smartphone's penultimate update.
Amazfit GTR 4 and GTS 4 details leak along with device images
Specifications and details for two new Amazfit smartwatches have leaked online. The Amazfit GTR 4 and GTS 4 will feature larger batteries than their predecessors, among other changes. Amazfit plans to sell the pair with various watch strap designs, too.
Samsung unveils Galaxy M13 5G with another Galaxy M13 4G for India
Samsung has presented two new Galaxy M13 models, including the rumoured Galaxy M13 5G. While the pair sound like similar smartphones, the standard Galaxy M13 has more rear-facing cameras than the Galaxy M13 5G, among other differences.
Garmin Instinct 2 series receive more new features with another Alpha update
Garmin has released a second Alpha update for the Instinct 2 series in a week. Now on Alpha version 9.11, the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S have now support a compass lock feature within the reference point app, among other changes. Alpha version 9.11 is available to download now for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S.
Edge 30 Ultra: Motorola shares high-resolution camera sample from the Moto X30 Pro and its 200 MP sensor
Motorola continues to tease the Moto X30 Pro on Chinese social media ahead of the device's launch. Rumoured to be arriving globally as the Edge 30 Ultra, the Moto X30 Pro utilises the Samsung ISOCELL HP1, a 200 MP camera sensor. Although plenty of unknowns remain about Motorola's next flagship, a company executive has shared a high-resolution camera sample with his followers.
M2 MacBook Air stars in unboxing and teardown photos ahead of tomorrow's launch
The launch of the M2 MacBook Air is just a day away. In the meantime, unboxing and teardown photos of the new laptop have emerged online, highlighting its fanless design and minimal packaging.
Android 13 Beta 4 arrives for Pixel 4, Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 series with stable release a 'few weeks' away
Google has released Android 13 Beta 4 to all recent Pixel smartphones. Now on its final beta release, Android 13 has reached release candidate status and is now just a few weeks from a public release.
Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition design surfaces in Arc A380 review
Intel has not revealed the Arc A750 yet, but Gamers Nexus has provided a few details about the ACM-G10-based desktop graphics card in its Arc A380 review. Sporting a slick reference design, the Arc A750 is said to suffer from the same performance inconsistency as the Arc A380.
iQOO 10 Pro lands on Geekbench with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset a week before its release
iQOO is close to announcing the iQOO 10 series, including the iQOO 10 Pro. Ahead of next week's announcement, the iQOO 10 Pro has surfaced on Geekbench with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, 12 GB of RAM and Android 12.
NVIDIA announces 'Face Your Demons' bundle worth over US$125 for new GeForce RTX 30 series purchases
NVIDIA has started giving away a four-game bundle as part of its 'Face Your Demons' promotion. Said to be worth over US$125, the bundle can be redeemed against any purchase of an RTX 3080 or higher, plus if you purchase an appropriate laptop or pre-built PC.
Shuttle XPC XH510G2: Socket LGA1200 mini-PC announced with a PCIe x16 slot in a 5-litre chassis
Shuttle has presented the XPC XH510G2, a 5-litre mini PC that supports 65 W Intel processors. Not only does the Shuttle XPC XH510G2 feature numerous ports, it ships with M.2 and PCIe slots. The Shuttle XPC XH510G2 starts at €379 as a barebones system, including taxes.
Samsung Galaxy S22: New Bora Purple colour option debuts ahead of Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 launches
Samsung has introduced a new colour option for the Galaxy S22, and one that could also be making its way to the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4. Known as Bora Purple, the colour option should be available on the Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra at some stage too.
SilverStone ECS07 transforms an M.2 2280 slot into a 5-port SATA 3.0 expansion card
SilverStone has introduced the ECS07, an unusual device that resembles a thick SSD. However, the SilverStone ECS07 brings expands SATA 3.0 connectivity within a small form factor. The SilverStone ECS07 supports five SATA 3.0 ports running at 6 Gbps each; pricing has not been announced yet.
Steam OS could be optimised for AMD Ryzen 7 6800U handheld consoles
GPD has confirmed Valve's intentions to optimise Steam OS for new gaming handhelds that ship with Windows 11 by default. To be available for AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-backed machines first, the cooperation between GPD and Valve could allow other manufacturers to release Steam OS images for their latest gaming handhelds too.
Honor X40i launches with an unusual design and in striking colourways
Honor has unveiled the X40i, a MediaTek Dimensity 700-powered handset with a 6.7-inch display and a 50 MP primary camera. Designed with a more eye-catching design than most smartphones, the Honor X40i also has a 4,000 mAh battery that supports 40 W fast charging. The Honor X40i starts at CNY 1,599 (~US$238) with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 teased with a refined design and even a TrackPoint
Lenovo has lifted the lid on a successor to the ThinkPad X1 Fold. With an improved design for both the laptop and its detachable keyboard, the presumed ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 should improve upon the original model in multiple areas. The newer model should rely on more powerful and efficient Intel processors too.
Samsung releases another One UI Watch 4.5 beta update for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic
Samsung has introduced a fourth beta update for the Galaxy Watch4 series as it readies One UI Watch 4.5 for public consumption. With only a few bug fixes and changes, R8xxXXU1ZVG3 only makes minor improvements to the operating system that some people are currently testing on their Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic smartwatches.
Qualcomm teases 'the clock is ticking' on next-generation Snapdragon Wear platform
Qualcomm has hinted to fans that it is on the verge of announcing new smartwatch chipsets. Rumoured to be the Snapdragon Wear 5100 and Snapdragon Wear 5100+, the chipsets could make their way into Wear OS smartwatches later this year and beyond. Qualcomm's next-generation smartwatches are expected to feature some similarities with the Wear 4100 and Wear 4100+, but there should be some major changes too.
Apple Studio Display Pro with Mini LED backlights and ProMotion technology delayed until 2023
According to new reports, Apple has elected to postpone its next-generation external monitor until early 2023. Initially rumoured to arrive this year, the so-called Studio Display Pro may not directly replace the Pro Display XDR, despite featuring a ProMotion panel with Mini LED backlights like the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16.
Oppo A97 launches in China with a MediaTek Dimensity 810 and 12 GB of RAM
Oppo has unveiled the A97 in China with a 5G chipset. Available with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, the Oppo A97 launches with Android 12, two colour options and a 90 Hz display. The Oppo A97 is only orderable in China for now, where it costs CNY 2,099 (~US$312).