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.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro: High resolution renders show alleged final design in four colours
Jon Prosser has shared renders of the iPhone 14 Pro, one of four iPhone 14 series models alleged to be debuting this autumn. Reportedly showcasing the smartphone's final design, the iPhone 14 Pro is also expected to arrive in four colours and potentially even titanium sides.
MSI Titan GT77: Gaming desktop replacement returns with Intel Alder Lake-HX series processors
MSI has lifted the lid on a new Titan GT77, which it bills as a desktop replacement. Due to be released on June 7, MSI has teased Intel Alder Lake-HX series processors for the Titan GT77, which should be met by powerful GPUs like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
Moto E32s: Motorola unveils new budget smartphone with a €149.99 launch price
Motorola has presented the Moto E32s, another addition in the Moto E family. Equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery and a 90 Hz display, the Moto E32s comes with Android 12 pre-installed and has three rear-facing cameras, among other features.
Pixel Fold: Google rumoured to have cancelled 'Pixel Notepad' as wait for the first foldable Pixel smartphone continues
According to reports, Google has postponed its foldable Pixel smartphone project again, six months after cancelling 'Passport'. This time, Google is rumoured to have ceased developing 'Pipit', with no foldable Pixel smartphone due this year as a result.
Galaxy Z Fold4: Samsung to improve display visual clarity with this year's Galaxy Z Fold
A renowned leaker has provided an update about the state of the next-generation Galaxy Z Fold's foldable display. Reputedly, the Galaxy Z Fold4 will arrive with an improved display that will have a less prominent crease compared to the one that exists in the Galaxy Z Fold3 and its predecessors. The improved display should also be slightly squarer than the panel in the Galaxy Z Fold3.
LG UltraGear 32GQ850 introduced with a 1440p resolution, a 260 Hz refresh rate and up to 600 nits of peak brightness
LG has unveiled the UltraGear 32GQ850, which joins the UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 4GQ900. The UltraGear 32GQ850 has a 31.5-inch panel like the UltraGear 32GQ950, but one that outputs at up to 260 Hz and in 1440p. LG will begin selling the UltraGear 32GQ850 later this month.
LG UltraGear 32GQ950: More details provided about 160 Hz and 1,000 nit gaming monitor ahead of release later this month
LG has outlined more details about the UltraGear 32GQ950, one of three new large gaming monitors. The UltraGear 32GQ950 has a 31.5-inch panel that outputs at 4K and up to 160 Hz with a 1,000 nit peak brightness. LG will release the UltraGear 32GQ950 in Japan first before bringing it to other markets, including Europe and North America.
T+A Solitaire T: Premium wireless headphones launch with Sony LDAC and Qualcomm aptX HD support
T+A Elektroakustik has unveiled the Solitaire T, a premium pair of wireless headphones that have 42 mm drivers. Equipped with a Qualcomm QCC 5127 chip, the T+A Solitaire T supports Sony LDAC and Qualcomm aptX HD codecs, but AAC is missing for iOS devices.
Mobvoi TicWatch GTW: New smartwatch unveiled with 30 days of battery life and LTE support
Mobvoi has announced the TicWatch GTW in China, a smartwatch that offers up to 30 days of battery life. While the TicWatch GTW does not run Wear OS, it has over 100 watch faces, a comparable number of exercise modes and has an NFC module for making contactless payments. Mobvoi has even included an eSIM for LTE coverage.
HP Pavilion x360 14: Convertible Intel Alder Lake laptop debuts from US$599 with an optional 5G modem
HP has introduced an upgraded Pavilion x360 14, now based on Intel's Alder Lake platform. Equipped with Alder Lake-U series processors, the new Pavilion x360 14 also has an optional 5G modem, a 14-inch touchscreen display and B&O-branded speakers, among other features.
Dell XPS 9315t: XPS 2-in-1 leaks as Dell looks to take on the Microsoft Surface Pro 8
It seems that Dell is getting back into the world of 2-in-1 devices with the XPS 9315t. Rumoured to be a Surface Pro 8 competitor, the XPS 13 9315t is rumoured to be launching 'relatively soon' with a detachable keyboard and pen support.
Amazfit T-Rex 2: Rugged GPS smartwatch launched with an AMOLED display, impressive battery life and over 150 sports modes
Amazfit has announced the T-Rex 2, a smartwatch that features a 1.39-inch AMOLED display. Weighing in at 66.5 g, the Amazfit T-Rex 2 offers 10 ATM water resistance, up to 24 hours of battery life and over 150 sports modes, among other features. The Amazfit T-Rex 2 is orderable now in multiple markets.
Motorola Razr 3: Maven prototype leaks again in hands-on video ahead of July anticipated release
More evidence of the Motorola Razr 3 has surfaced online. Bearing a design resembling the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3, the Razr 3 will look quite different from the existing Razr 5G. The Razr 3 is expected to arrive in late summer with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipsets.
RedmiBook Pro 15 2022 Ryzen Edition: 16:10 gaming laptop released with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 combination
Xiaomi has introduced the RedmiBook Pro 15 2022 Ryzen Edition, a Ryzen 6000H counterpart to the Intel Alder Lake model that the company already sells. Available with the Ryzen 5 6600H or the Ryzen 7 6800H, the RedmiBook Pro 15 2022 Ryzen Edition also comes with an optional GeForce RTX 2050 GPU from NVIDIA's Ampere family.
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 14 2022 Ryzen Edition arrives with AMD Ryzen 5 6600H and Ryzen 7 6800H APU options
Xiaomi has released the RedmiBook Pro 14 2022 Ryzen Edition, which it powers with AMD Ryzen 6000H-series APUs. Only available with integrated graphics, the 14-inch laptop also has a 120 Hz display, PCIe 4.0 storage and LPDDR5 RAM, among other features. The RedmiBook Pro 14 2022 Ryzen Edition starts at CNY 5,299 (~US$797).
Google Pixel Watch: FCC reveals more details about upcoming smartwatch
Google may have announced the Pixel Watch a few weeks ago, but many details about the smartwatch remain unknown. While the Pixel Watch will not arrive until the autumn, the FCC has shared new details, including what variants to expect.
Microsoft Project Volterra: Stackable mini-PC introduced with what could be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen3
Microsoft has unveiled Project Volterra, a mini-PC that looks like a black Mac mini. The comparisons do not stop there though, as Microsoft has equipped Project Volterra with a Snapdragon SoC. Thought to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen3, Project Volterra is also stackable but will only be available as a developer kit.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE debuts with a design reminiscent of the POCO M3 Pro 5G
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 11 SE in China, where it retails for at least CNY 1,099 (~US$165). However, it seems that Xiaomi has taken the POOC M3 Pro 5G and slapped a Redmi logo on the back, with the pair even sharing identical designs.
Huawei MateView SE: Budget monitor presented with AMD FreeSync support and a 75 Hz refresh rate
Huawei has announced the MateView SE, a 23.8-inch IPS monitor that outputs at 1080p and 75 Hz. The MateView SE is available for CNY 799 (~US$120) in China; details about an international launch are pending at this stage.
Huawei MateBook D 14: 2022 refresh revealed with a choice of Intel Core i5-1240P and Core i7-1260P processors
Huawei has released the MateBook D 14 2022 with Intel Alder Lake processors. Available with the Core i5-1240P or Core i7-1260P, the MateBook D 14 2022 starts at CNY 5,299 (~US$797) in China and comes in a choice of two colours.
Huawei MateBook 14 2022: 14-inch laptop announced in two colours with Intel Alder Lake-P processors
Huawei has released the MateBook 14 2022, an Intel Alder Lake refresh of the MateBook 14. Available with the Core i5-1240P or Core i7-1260P, the MateBook 14 2022 also has a 3:2 display with a 1440p resolution and a 56 Wh battery, among other features.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 launches for £1,298.99 in the UK with other countries to follow
The Odyssey Neo G8 has arrived, months after Samsung revealed the gaming monitor at CES 2022. The Odyssey Neo G8 is available for £1,298.99 in the UK, although it is expected to launch in the US for close to US$1,500.
Samsung Odyssey G4: 25-inch and 27-inch gaming monitors unveiled with 240 Hz refresh rates
Samsung has lifted the lid on the Odyssey G4 series, to be available in 25-inch and 27-inch display sizes. The Odyssey G4 series offers flat-panel gaming at up to 240 Hz with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 connections. Samsung promises 1 ms GtG response times and 1080p native resolutions too, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T Pro Plus introduced with a MediaTek Dimensity 8100, LPDDR5 RAM, a 144 Hz display and 120 W charging
Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Note 11T Pro Plus, a follow-up to last year's Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus. While the Redmi Note 11T Pro Plus is a mid-generation refresh, Xiaomi has included several upgrades, including a more powerful chipset and a faster display.
Xiaomi Band 7: Upgraded fitness tracker announced in non-NFC and NFC variants
Xiaomi has introduced the Band 7, a fitness tracker that the company has released in China. With a 1.62-inch AMOLED panel and a 180 mAh battery, the Band 7 contains a few upgrades over its predecessor. The Band 7 starts at CNY 239 (~US$36) in China and is available in multiple colours.
ASUS ExpertBook B7 Flip refreshed with up to a 2.5K display and an Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor
ASUS has unveiled the B7402, an update to the ExpertBook B7 Flip. The new ExpertBook B7 Flip comes with older processors though, with ASUS electing against moving up to Intel's new Alder Lake platform. Instead, the B7402 ships with the Core i5-1155G7 or Core i7-1195G7.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G7: 32-inch curved gaming monitor unveiled with a 165 Hz refresh rate, a 4K resolution and 1,196 mini LED local dimming zones
Samsung has announced the Odyssey Neo G7, a gaming monitor with a 1000R curvature. The Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 also outputs at 4K and 165 Hz with 1,196 mini LED local dimming zones that deliver up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness. Samsung has included all the ports necessary to connect the Odyssey Neo G7 to a high-end gaming PC or a current-generation games console too.
Logitech MX Master 3S: Premium wireless mouse presented with two major upgrades
Logitech has announced the MX Master 3S, an update to the MX Master 3. The MX Master 3S contains a few upgrades over the MX Master 3, although Logitech's professional mouse now starts at €129.99.
Google rolls out new YouTube Music features to Wear OS smartwatches as next-generation Google Assistant lands on Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic
Google has rolled out two major changes for Wear OS, months before the Pixel Watch's launch. Now, it is possible to stream music over LTE or Wi-Fi via YouTube Music, a feature that has been missing since the service's introduction last year on Wear OS. Also, the next-generation version of Google Assistant has finally landed, but only for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic for the moment.
OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro receive new features with their latest software updates
OnePlus has announced OxygenOS C.60 for the OnePlus 9 series. The OxygenOS 12-based update adds a few new features and is rolling out now for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G: Budget handset to launch in Europe with three colour options and three memory configurations as pricing leaks
According to reports, Samsung will begin offering the Galaxy A13 5G soon in Europe. For some reason, the company will introduce more colour options and memory configurations than it currently offers in North America. While the Galaxy A13 5G tops out at 64 GB of storage, a 128 GB option will be available in Europe, as will a cheaper 32 GB model that also has less RAM.
Huawei MateBook 16s: 16-inch laptop with a 3:2 display and Intel Core i9-12900H processor option presented that resembles the MacBook Pro 16
Huawei has introduced the MateBook 16s, a 16-inch laptop that takes several design cues from the latest MacBook Pro 16. The MateBook 16s comes with a choice of Intel Alder Lake-H processors, has a 3:2 touchscreen display and an 84 Wh battery, among other features.
Xiaomi TV ES Pro 86" revealed with 1,000 nits of brightness, a 4K 120 Hz panel and HDMI 2.1 support
Xiaomi has introduced the TV ES Pro 86", a huge Smart TV running MIUI TV. According to Xiaomi, the 86-inch TV outputs at 4K, 120 Hz and up to 1,000 nits. Also, the TV supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, AMD FreeSync Premium and HLG, among other features.
Huawei Watch D: Blood pressure monitoring and ECG features to launch after smartwatch debuts in Europe and the UK
It seems that Huawei is not quite ready to launch the Watch D in Europe or the UK. According to a company spokesperson, important features will be unavailable until 'later this year', with no timescale given. Meanwhile, only 11 countries will be able to make use of the Watch D's full functionality.
Garmin Forerunner 955: US retailer leaks two SKUs with official images and specifications
A US retailer has outlined the Forerunner 955, one of Garmin's upcoming smartwatch series. Not only has the retailer provided specifications about Solar and non-Solar models, it has also published numerous marketing images. For some reason, Garmin has sought to equip the Forerunner 955 with a touchscreen display.
Google Pixel 6a: Official unboxing video arrives ahead of schedule showing new fingerprint sensor and no power brick
Google's French subsidiary has showcased the Pixel 6a, a handset that will not start shipping until July. While Google France has since taken down its video, its contents remain watchable elsewhere. Not only does the video highlight the Pixel 6a, but also its new fingerprint scanner.
Apple HomePod: Smart speaker return billed with not 'much innovation in hardware design'
Infamous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims to have been informed of a HomePod revival. Supposedly due later this year, the new HomePod may not feature many hardware design changes. A next-generation HomePod is expected to be smaller than the original model too, but larger than the HomePod mini.
Studio Display Pro: Analyst provides update on the release of Apple's first mini-LED and 120 Hz ProMotion external monitor
Reportedly, Apple is no longer a summer release for its first mini-LED and 120 Hz ProMotion external monitor. Dubbed the Studio Display Pro, the 27-inch monitor is now expected to debut after the iPhone 14 series, months after its anticipated WWDC 2022 unveiling.
One-netbook T1 introduced with Intel Core i7-1260P to take on the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 from US$599
One-netbook has confirmed details about the T1, previously known as the VOYO VBook 2023. The One-netbook T1 will be available with an Intel Core i7-1260P processor, fast LPDDR5 RAM and M.2 2280 storage. The One-netbook T1 should be orderable later this month, starting at US$599.
Garmin patent revealed with aim of improving SpO2 monitoring in smartwatches
The USPTO has published a patent for 'three-wavelength pulse oximetry', filed by Garmin in 2020. The new style of sensor could make its way into commercially-available smartwatches, although Garmin is expected to launch the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 series before that happens.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T Pro Plus receives DisplayMate A+ rating for its 144 Hz IPS LCD with no PWM
The Redmi Note 11T Pro+ has become the first smartphone with an LCD display to receive a DisplayMate A+ rating. Xiaomi's upcoming smartphone does not use PWM to modulate display brightness, all but eliminating headache-inducing flickering. The panel has a 144 Hz refresh rate too, along with Dolby Vision support.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus: iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus and Xiaomi all to use Qualcomm's new flagship chipset as Realme GT2 Master Exploration Edition impresses in AnTuTu
Android OEMs have already confirmed their intention to equip upcoming flagship smartphones with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. Not only has OnePlus confirmed a launch window for the rumoured OnePlus 10 Ultra, benchmark data for the unreleased Realme GT2 Master Explorer Edition has leaked.
AOC AGON PRO AG274QZM: 27-inch gaming monitor revealed with mini LED backlights, a 240 Hz refresh rate and a 2.5K resolution
AOC has introduced the AGON PRO AG274QZM, a 27-inch gaming monitor with mini LED backlights. Launched for £999 and €1,309 in the UK and the Eurozone respectively, the AGON PRO AG274QZM offers 1,200 nits of peak brightness, NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility and 576 dimming zones. AOC has included a 2.5K and 240 Hz panel, too.
RedmiBook Pro 14 2022: Xiaomi teases new AMD Ryzen Edition ahead of May 24 announcement with Ryzen 6000 H-series APUs
Xiaomi has dropped a teaser for the next version of the RedmiBook Pro 14 2022. Already available with Intel Alder Lake processors, Xiaomi is now giving the 14-inch laptop an AMD Ryzen refresh. This year's AMD Ryzen Edition will launch with H-series APUs too, upgrading the RedmiBook Pro 14 from Lucienne U-based APUs.
Latest Galaxy Z Flip4 leak points to a battery life boon for Samsung's next-generation foldable
It seems that the Galaxy Z Flip4 will offer significantly better battery life than its predecessor. Not only will Samsung's next-generation foldable rely on the more efficient Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform, but the CCC in China also appears to have confirmed a notable uplift in battery capacity from the Galaxy Z Flip3.
Xiaomi Band 7: Official teasers finally confirm release date with specifications also disclosed
Xiaomi has lifted the lid on the Band 7, potentially to be sold as the Smart Band 7 outside China. Not only has Xiaomi revealed what the Band 7 looks like, but it has also confirmed the fitness tracker's launch date and several features.
Gigabyte AORUS 17X: 17.3-inch gaming laptop announced with Intel Core i9-12900HX and RTX 3070 Ti or RTX 3080 Ti combinations
Gigabyte has refreshed the AORUS 17X, a 17.3-inch gaming laptop now powered by the Intel Core i9-12900HX. Also, the AORUS 17X is available with NVIDIA's RTX 3070 Ti or RTX 3080 Ti, both powered by a 99 Wh battery.
Xiaomi Band 7: Price of NFC model and design leaks ahead of anticipated June release
It appears that Xiaomi is close to announcing the Band 7, its next-generation fitness tracker that will replace the Mi Band 6. Not only has the design of the Xiaomi Band 7 leaked, but so has the price of its NFC variant.
Motorola Moto G42: Official marketing renders and details emerge of upcoming budget smartphone
Motorola is preparing to bring the Moto G42 to market, another Moto G series refresh for 2022. Not only have marketing renders of the device leaked, but so have a few specifications. The Moto G42 will slot in below the Moto G52 and the upcoming Moto G62, but above the Moto G22.
DJI Avata, DJI RS3 and DJI Inspire 3 release windows emerge as leaked hands-on photos also surface
According to reports, DJI is preparing to release Avata and Inspire 3 drones, along with the RS3 gimbal. Not only have hands-on photos of the Avata and RS3 leaked, but release windows for all three products have emerged too.
Motorola Moto G71s: 120 Hz AMOLED and Snapdragon 695 5G wielding smartphone launches in China
Motorola has introduced the Moto G71s, seemingly another version of the Moto G82. With a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset and a 120 Hz AMOLED display, the Moto G71s packs plenty of decent features for its CNY 1,699 (~US$250) price tag.
OnePlus Nord Buds arrive in Europe for €49 with Black Slate and White Marble colour options
OnePlus has introduced the Nord Buds in Europe, where the earbuds retail for €49. Available in two colours, the Nord Buds features 12.4 mm titanium drivers, up to 37 hours of battery life and support Bluetooth 5.2. The OnePlus Nord Buds are pre-orderable today from OnePlus directly.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite: Mid-range smartphone introduced in Europe for €299 with Android 12 and a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset
OnePlus has announced the Nord CE 2 Lite for European markets. Launching for €299, the Nord CE 2 Lite has a 120 Hz display, a 64 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite will be orderable from today and comes in two colour options.
Sony LinkBuds S: 4.8 g earbuds launch for US$199 with ANC, Hi-Res Audio, LDAC and multipoint audio
Sony has introduced the LinkBuds S, available in three colours for US$199. While the LinkBuds S fall under the same series as the original LinkBuds, Sony's latest earbuds are much closer to the WF-1000XM4. The LinkBuds support ANC, Hi-Res Audio and the LDAC codec, among other features.
OnePlus Nord 2T: €399 smartphone unveiled with a 90 Hz AMOLED display, a MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset and 80 W SUPERVOOC charging
OnePlus has introduced the Nord 2T, a mid-range smartphone that builds on the Nord 2. While the Nord 2T retains many of its predecessor's features, OnePlus has added a few new elements. The OnePlus Nord 2T is pre-orderable today from OnePlus, starting at €399 in Europe.
Huawei Watch D: Smartwatch with blood pressure measurement capabilities and ECG analysis is coming to Europe
Huawei has announced that it will sell the Watch D in Europe. To be released for €449, the Watch D can monitor blood pressure levels, take ECGs and provides up to 7 days of battery life.
HP Spectre x360 13: 2022 refresh announced with Intel Alder Lake processors and a 3K OLED display
HP has refreshed the Spectre x360 13, a 3:2 convertible laptop now powered by Intel Alder Lake processors. While only 15 W parts, the new Spectre x360 has a 66 Wh battery and an optional 3K OLED display. This year's Spectre x360 13 is orderable from today in the US, where it retails for US$1,249.99.
HP Envy x360 13 upgraded to Intel Alder Lake processors with an optional 2.8K OLED display
HP has introduced an Intel Alder Lake upgrade for the Envy x360 13, which also has a 16:10 display. Available with a Core i5-1230U or Core i7-1250U, the new HP Envy X360 13 starts at US$849.99 and has an optional 2.8K OLED display.
HP Envy 17: 2022 refresh arrives with 28 W Intel Alder Lake processors from US$1,099.99
HP has unleashed a new version of the Envy 17, now available with up to a Core i7-1260P processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 GPU. This year's HP Envy 17 starts at US$1,099.99 in the US and is orderable from today.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition design surfaces two months before anticipated launch
Photos of the upcoming RTX 4090 Founders Edition have emerged, highlighting similarities with the RTX 3090 Ti. Seemingly, NVIDIA will retain the dual-axial fan design from RTX 30 series Founders Edition cards, albeit with a larger baseplate and more fins than the equivalent RTX 3090 Ti.
Apple Watch Series 8: New render images emerge in what could also be the Apple Watch Extreme Edition
A typically well-informed leaker has shared renders of this year's Apple Watch refreshes. Billed as the Watch Series 8 and the Watch Extreme Edition, the pair are expected to arrive with flat chassis and flat displays, both significant changes for the Apple Watch Series that were expected to debut with the Watch Series 7.
Acer ConceptD 500: Desktop PC debuts with up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics
Acer has revealed the ConceptD 500, a stylish desktop PC packed with powerful components. Launching in September, the ConceptD will be available with a choice of NVIDIA GPUs, up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and 128 GB of DDR4 RAM.
Acer ConceptD 100: Compact desktop PC revealed for €999 with Intel Alder Lake processors and NVIDIA GPUs
Acer has showcased the ConceptD 100, a small desktop PC that ships with either an NVIDIA T400 or NVIDIA T1000 GPU. Also, the 137.4 x 373 x 359 mm contains an Intel Alder Lake processor and up to 128 GB of RAM.
Acer Vero PD2325W: Budget projector launches with an environmentally-friendly build
Acer has introduced the Vero PD2325W, an inexpensive projector that outputs at up to 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. The projector can also reach 2,200 ANSI Lumens and features 50% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic.
Acer showcases the Aspire Vero 14 and Aspire Vero 15 with recycled plastic parts and OceanGlass trackpads
Acer has unveiled the Aspire Vero 14 and Aspire Vero 15, a pair of laptops that rely on recycled plastic for much of their construction. Acer also equips the Vero 14 and Vero 15 with Intel Alder Lake processors, among other components. The Aspire Vero 14 and Vero 15 will be available this summer from US$749.99.
Acer Swift 3 OLED: SF314-71 refresh unveiled with Intel Alder Lake-H series processors and a 90 Hz OLED display within a 17.9 mm and 1.4 kg chassis
Acer has announced the Swift 3 OLED (SF314-71), a 14-inch laptop with a 2.8K OLED panel that also has a 90 Hz refresh rate. The new Swift 3 comes with up to a Core i7-12650H too, a 45 W processor from Intel's Alder Lake-H series. The Acer Swift 3 OLED (SF314-71) will be available in multiple markets, including the US, where it starts at US$899.99.
Acer Spin 3: 2002 refresh announced from US$849.99 in two colours with Thunderbolt 4 ports
Acer has announced the Spin 3 (SP314-55/N), which will be available from June in Europe, but not until August in the US. The Spin 3 (SP314-55/N) comes with a 14-inch touchscreen, Intel Alder Lake processors and supports Acer's Active Stylus.
Acer Spin 5 refreshed with Intel Alder Lake processors and a 2.5K display
Acer has introduced the SP514-51N, an updated Spin 5 powered by Intel Alder Lake processors. The Spin 5 will be available with a 2.5K display, Thunderbolt 4 ports and will start at US$1,349.99 when it launches in July.
Huawei Band 7: Fitness tracker arrives in Europe for €59.99 with 14 days of battery life, an AMOLED display and a SpO2 sensor
Huawei has introduced the Band 7 in Europe, a fitness tracker that it already sells in China. The Huawei Band 7 will retail for €59 in the Eurozone, matching its predecessor's launch price. The Band 7 offers up to 14 days of battery life and comes pre-loaded with 96 sports modes, among other features.
Huawei Mate Xs 2: Flagship foldable smartphone unveiled outside China for €1,999 with a Snapdragon 888 4G and a 120 Hz display
Huawei has unveiled the Mate Xs 2 in Europe, the successor to not only the Mate Xs, but also to the Mate X2. Equipped with a Snapdragon 888 4G chipset, the Mate Xs 2 has a 7.8-inch OLED display that folds around its chassis to form a smaller 6.5-inch panel. The Mate XS 2 also has 8 GB of RAM, 512 GB of expandable storage and a 50 MP primary camera.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro introduced globally with new all-titanium variant
Huawei has released the Watch GT 3 Pro outside China. As expected, the smartwatch comes in a new all-titanium variant that Huawei restricts to its larger 46.6 mm case size. The Watch GT 3 Pro features plenty of health tracking features within HarmonyOS 2 and joins the Mate Xs 2 at today's hardware event.
Huawei Watch FIT 2: Upgraded fitness tracker introduced in three styles from €149.99
Huawei has announced the Watch FIT 2, a fitness tracker with a 1.74-inch AMOLED display, numerous exercise modes and GPS connectivity. The Watch FIT 2 will start at €149.99 and will be available in three styles, which Huawei bills as the Active, Classic and Elegant editions. In comparison, the Watch FIT 2 Elegant Edition will retail for €229.99 in the Eurozone.
Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 series emerge on FCC before US release and possible June announcement
The FCC has published documents for Garmin's upcoming Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 series smartwatches. The pair are thought to be only a month away from release and should include special Music variants.
Powkiddy RGB20S: New retro handheld revealed with USB Type-C, Wi-Fi and two microSD card readers
Powkiddy has begun selling the RGB20S, a gaming handheld that resembles a Game Boy. Equipped with a 3.5-inch IPS display and multiple buttons, the Powkiddy RGB20S retails for US$79.99.
Apple Watch Series 8 to launch with a flat display in major design change
Reputedly, Apple has developed flat display glass for a future Watch Series device. According to reports, the intended smartwatch could be the Watch Series 8, which is destined for a September release.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090: Alleged specifications surface with 16,128 CUDA cores, a 450 W TGP, over a 1 TB/s memory bandwidth and not all the AD102 die
According to reports, NVIDIA has settled on the AD102-300 die for the RTX 4090, the company's next flagship desktop graphics card. Supposedly, the RTX 4090 will deliver 126 Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs), a few short of the AD102's die maximum offering. The RTX 4090 could only operate within a 450 W TGP though, contrary to earlier rumours.
Apple releases iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, watchOS 8.6, macOS 12.4 and more
Apple has introduced a raft of OS updates spanning the Apple Watch to the HomePod. Also in line for an OS update is iOS, along with iPadOS and macOS. All new updates, such as macOS 12.4, can be installed now and are rolling out worldwide.
ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition: ASUS presents upgraded gaming laptop with Intel Core i9-12950HX and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
ASUS has unveiled the ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition, a 17.3-inch gaming laptop with Intel's most powerful Alder Lake-S series processor. Not only does ASUS include the Intel Core i9-12950HX in the ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition, it also offers a choice between NVIDIA's RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti, along with a 2.5K panel that has a 240 Hz refresh rate.
ASUS ROG Flow X16: Convertible gaming laptop revealed with a mini-LED and 165 Hz display
ASUS has introduced the ROG Flow X16, a convertible gaming laptop with a 16-inch display. Not only has ASUS equipped the ROG Flow X16 with powerful CPU and GPU combinations, it has also included 512 mini-LED local dimming zones that allow the 165 Hz display to reach 1,100 nits.
DJI Avata: Details about DJI FPV successor surface with a new camera and improved battery life
@DealsDrone has outlined specifications for the DJI Avata, an FPV drone that is expected to weigh about 500 g. Following in the footsteps of the DJI FPV, the DJI Avata is rumoured to feature some major upgrades and should arrive by the end of the summer.
Leaker shares details about Apple September hardware event with iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Extreme Edition and Apple M2 showcase
According to reports, Apple has settled on a date for this year's September hardware launch event. Supposedly, Apple could have more than just its annual iPhone refresh planned, such as the Apple Watch Extreme Edition. Even Apple M2-powered machines could make an appearance, including a revised MacBook Pro.
Sony LinkBuds S: #NeverOff hardware launch event confirmed as European pricing, specifications and entire colour options surface
More details about the Sony LinkBuds S have emerged, including its European pricing. In the meantime, Sony has teased a new hardware event, dubbed #NeverOff. The LinkBuds S will be available in three colours and are rumoured to offer Hi-Res Audio support.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: Hands-on video with dummy unit highlights design changes from the iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple will introduce several design changes with the iPhone 14 Pro Max, its replacement for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. While the iPhone 14 Pro Max is reputed to feature thinner display bezels than its predecessor, this year's Pro Max will grow in other aspects, including its camera housing.
AYA NEO AIR: Pre-orders open for compact gaming handheld with an OLED display
AYA NEO has opened pre-orders for the AYA NEO AIR in China. The gaming handheld is significantly cheaper than other AYA NEO devices and comes with an OLED display. The AYA NEO AIR will be available in two colours, but with AMD RX Vega graphics, not AMD's newer RDNA 2 platform.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra: Rear panel leaks with specifications and apparent final camera design
An image showcasing the Xiaomi 12 Ultra's rear design has leaked online. Supposedly the device's final design, the leak also contains a few camera specifications, although three rear-facing cameras are expected.
Honor MagicBook 14 2022: Intel Alder Lake refresh announced with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs
Honor has refreshed the MagicBook 14 for 2022. Now called the MagicBook 14 2022, the laptop comes with a choice of Intel Alder Lake-P processors and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. Honor also offers the MagicBook 14 2022 in two colours, albeit only the choice between silver and grey.
Google I/O 2022: Android Auto 'Coolwalk' refresh introduced for small and large in-car displays
Google has unveiled the 'Coolwalk' refresh of Android Auto, which leaked earlier this year. Due to arrive this summer, the UI update should provide a better experience for non-standard display formats, particularly wide-screen ones.
Huawei Band 7: European pricing and availability leaks for budget fitness tracker
According to reports, Huawei will be introducing the Band 7 in Europe 'within the next few weeks'. The Band 7 has a 1.47-inch display, 5 ATM water resistance and a 180 mAh battery that delivers up to a week's battery life, among other features.
AYA NEO: Company debuts the AYA NEO 2 and AYA NEO Slide with AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and RDNA 2 graphics to offer twice the performance of the Steam Deck
AYA NEO has introduced the AYA NEO 2 and AYA NEO Slide, two handheld games consoles powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U. With the Radeon 680M onboard, both machines are said to deliver NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti-performance levels and could be twice as fast as Valve's Steam Deck.
Google Pixel Watch to launch with older Samsung Exynos chipset predating the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic
According to reports, Google has utilised a Samsung Exynos chipset for this autumn's Pixel Watch. However, rather than the Exynos W920 or newer, Google is alleged to have opted for the chipset found in the Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active2 and the Galaxy Watch3.
Motorola Razr 3: Display specifications emerge drawing similarities with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3
The next-generation Motorola Razr is set to have a taller display than the Razr 5G. According to reports, the Razr 3 will mirror the Galaxy Z Flip3's display size, which spans 6.7-inches. However, Motorola is expected to equip the Razr 3 with a larger cover display than the Galaxy Z Flip4 and even the Razr 5G.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro: Details about Samsung's next flagship smartwatch emerge with a sapphire glass and titanium build
According to reports, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro will debut with a more premium design than the Galaxy Watch4 or Galaxy Watch4 Classic. Purportedly, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro will not feature slim display bezels though, for one reason or another.
Royal Mail announces 50 new postal routes powered by up to 200 drones
The UK's Royal Mail has unveiled plans to introduce 50 new postal routes flown by up to 200 drones. Currently restricted to remote communities, Royal Mail hopes to expand its drone fleet to 500 units once it receives Civil Aviation Authority approval.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16: 2022 model is now orderable in Europe with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
ASUS has begun selling the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (2022) in Europe. The 16-inch gaming laptop is available with several processor and GPU options, all with a 14-inch secondary display. Predictably, the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (2022) does not come cheap.
Panasonic reveals OLED Smart TV refreshes for 2022 with 4K and 120 Hz panels
Panasonic has introduced the LZ800, LZ980, LZ1000 and the LZ1500, OLED Smart TV series that build on the LZ2000 series. Panasonic's OLED Smart TVs range from 42-inch to 77-inch screen sizes, which all output at 4K and 120 Hz. The new TV series support HDMI 2.1 and HDMI VRR too, among other features.
NanoPi R5S: FriendlyELEC unveils new single-board computer with a Rockchip RK3566 and an M.2 2280 slot for NVMe SSDs
FriendlyELEC has introduced the NanoPi R5S, a single-board computer that it bases on the Rockchip RK3566. The NanoPi R5S also has three Ethernet connections, HDMI 2.0 and space for an NVMe SSD thanks to an M.2 2280 slot.
Apple Watch: Add body fat, muscle and water level-tracking functionality with the AURA Strap 2
The AURA Strap 2 enables body composition analysis on the Apple Watch Series 3 through Series 7. Available in two sizes, the AURA Strap 2 has a six-month battery life, is waterproof and should be more comfortable to wear than its predecessor.
Xiaomi to release Redmi Note 11T Pro series globally under the POCO brand as FCC certifications emerge
Purportedly, Xiaomi hopes to sell the Redmi Note 11T Pro globally as POCO-branded smartphones. Currently, Xiaomi has registered the 22041216UG and 22041216G, which both have 8 GB of RAM and 5G connectivity, among other features.
Pixel 6a: Google confirms new mid-range smartphone has a different fingerprint sensor from those in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
The Pixel 6a may not contain all the glamorous features of the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, but Google claims it has a hidden benefit up its sleeve. According to Rick Osterloh, Google has equipped the Pixel 6a with a new under-display fingerprint scanner, presumably off the back of criticism about the accuracy of the one in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
OnePlus Ace Racing Edition to launch next week with a familiar design
OnePlus has confirmed the launch date for the Ace Racing Edition, a smartphone that takes design inspiration from the OnePlus 10 Pro. The OnePlus Ace Racing Edition is expected to feature the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC and a 4,890 mAh battery, plus a large IPS display.
Oppo Reno8 Pro: More specifications surface for OnePlus 10 Pro lookalike
More specifications for the Oppo Reno8 Pro have leaked, drawing similarities with recent OnePlus smartphones. Reportedly, the Oppo Reno8 Pro will launch with a 6.7-inch OLED display, a 120 Hz refresh rate and a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MAX chipset.
OnePlus Nord 2T launch date confirmed alongside Nord CE 2 Lite and Nord Buds releases in Europe and the UK
OnePlus has confirmed the launch date for the Nord 2T, which will launch alongside the Nord CE 2 Lite and the Nord Buds in some markets. The Nord 2T will feature 80 W fast charging, a Dimensity 1300 chipset and many of the components from the Nord 2.
Honor Magic4 Pro: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered smartphone launches in the UK with Google Play Services and considerable pre-order bonuses
The Magic4 Pro is Honor's latest flagship smartphone, which it equips with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The Magic4 Pro also has an LTPO OLED display, plenty of camera horsepower and a 4,600 mAh battery that it can recharge in 30 minutes. The Magic4 Pro retails for £949.99 in the UK, although Honor is offering a substantial pre-order bundle worth over £300.
Honor Watch GS 3: 46 mm smartwatch launched from £189.99 in three styles
Honor has released the Watch GS 3 in UK, starting at £189.99. The smartwatch will be orderable from tomorrow in three colours; Honor will offer the Watch GS 3 elsewhere 'in the near future'.
Sony WH-1000XM5: Revised WH-1000X headphones arrive nearing the US$400 mark with better noise cancellation, more microphones and a bulkier design
Sony has introduced the WH-1000XM5, a long-awaited upgrade over the WH-1000XM4. With a new look and improved hardware, the WH-1000XM5 should be a decent upgrade over the WH-1000XM4, were it not for its US$50 higher price tag and its impractical design.
Motorola Moto G82 5G: Powerful Moto G smartphone launches in Europe and the UK with a 120 Hz AMOLED display
Motorola has revealed the Moto G82 5G, a more expensive alternative to the Moto G22 and Moto G52. With a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, a 120 Hz AMOLED display and a 5,000 mAh battery, the Moto G82 5G packs a punch, despite its reasonable price tag. Motorola sells the Moto G82 5G in two colourways too.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra to launch with a 3D ToF camera and Surge C2 ISP
According to reports, Xiaomi is considering introducing two innovations with the upcoming Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Supposedly, the company has already added references for a 3D ToF camera and a Surge C2 ISP, both aimed at improving image quality on its next flagship smartphone.
Honor Play 30: Snapdragon 480 Plus-powered smartphone unveiled with a 5G chipset, a 5,000 mAh battery and up to 8 GB of RAM
Honor has introduced the Play 30, a smartphone with a modern Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and a large battery. The Honor Play 30 also offers 5G connectivity, up to 8 GB of RAM and a modest camera setup.
Realme Pad mini: 8.7-inch tablet debuts in Europe for a bargain price with LTE connectivity
Realme has finally brought its Pad mini to Europe, where it starts at €179.99. Available with and without LTE connectivity, the 8.7-inch tablet also comes with 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB or 64 GB of expandable storage.
Rock Pi 4 Model C+ released with HDMI 2.0 ports, LPDDR4 RAM and M.2 SSD support
Radxa has revealed the Rock Pi 4 Model C+, a single-board computer that resembles the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. However, the former comes with a Rockchip RK3399-T SoC and an M.2 2230 connector, among other features. The Rock Pi 4 Model C+ is already orderable with and without an active cooler, starting at US$59.99.
Sony Wena 3 Ultraman Edition: Unique smartwatch and wristwatch combination launches
Sony has introduced the Wena 3 Ultraman Edition, a special edition version of the Wena 3 smartwatch. The Wena 3 Ultraman Edition also features a stylish wristwatch based on the Ultraman series and retails for JPY 68,200 (~US$524).
Samsung Galaxy Watch4: Google Assistant availability finally confirmed for before Pixel Watch release
Currently, the Galaxy Watch4 series fly the flag for Wear OS 3, which will also be coming to the Pixel Watch later this year. While Google's first smartwatch is not due until the autumn, Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic will be receiving a long-awaited Wear OS feature this summer instead.
Garmin Epix 2 and Fenix 7 families benefit from new features, bug fixes and optimisations with latest software updates
Garmin has released substantial software updates to the Epix 2 and Fenix 7 series. Distributed as software version 8.18, the updates are available to all Epix 2 and Fenix 7 series owners, not just those who participate in Garmin's public beta program.
The Nothing Launcher is now available to install on most Android smartphones
The Nothing Phone (1) has not launched yet, but you can now try out its launcher software on most Android smartphones. Initially released to the Pixel 6 and the Galaxy S22 series, Nothing Launcher is now available on any smartphone running Android 11 or newer.
Nokia N73: HMD Global rumoured to be bringing back classic smartphone with Samsung's 200 MP ISOCELL HP1 sensor
According to reports, HMD Global is developing a new version of the Nokia N73. Allegedly, the Nokia N73 would be a return to flagship smartphones for HMD Global, with a Samsung ISOCELL HP1 sensor allowing it to shoot in up to 200 MP. The leak contradicts HMD Global's stated aim for the future of the Nokia brand, though.
Google Pixel Buds Pro: Premium earbuds revealed for $199 with ANC, Bluetooth multipoint and automatic audio switching
Google has announced the Pixel Buds Pro, a premium answer to the Pixel Buds A-Series. Launching this summer for US$199, the Pixel Buds Pro will be available in four colours, all with ANC and Bluetooth multipoint. The Pixel Buds Pro should deliver decent battery life with ANC enabled too.
Google I/O 2022: Google Pixel tablet previewed ahead of 2023 release
Google has taken the unusual step of previewing a product over a year before its release. Not only has the company teased the Pixel Watch, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, it has also highlighted the design and features of next year's Pixel Tablet.
Google Pixel Watch: Teasers and availability showcased at Google I/O 2022
Google has lifted the lid on the Pixel Watch, its long-awaited smartwatch. While the company has highlighted the smartwatch's design and a few features, it will not be ready for a few more months yet.
Google previews the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at Google I/O 2022
Google has teased the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at the start of Google I/O 2022. So far, the company has confirmed a practical few design changes from the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, as well as hinting at a next-generation Google Tensor chipset.
Google Pixel 6a: Mid-range and compact take on the Pixel 6 series launches for $449 with Google Tensor chipset
Google has unveiled the Pixel 6a, a handset that follows the design language of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Accordingly, the Pixel 6a features a Google Tensor chipset, but in a more compact chassis and for considerably less money than either the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro cost.
OnePlus Nord 2T: Official specifications and renders leak for upcoming mid-range smartphone
Official specifications and renders for the OnePlus Nord 2T have leaked online. The leak reveals all aspects about OnePlus' next mid-range smartphone, including cameras, memory configurations and its display.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra: Specifications and pricing leak for upcoming powerhouse smartphone
A leaker has shared numerous specifications for the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, Xiaomi's long-awaited successor to the Mi 11 Ultra. Reportedly, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will have a 2K and 120 Hz display, plus up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The Xiaomi 12 Ultra is believed to offer high megapixel cameras all round, too.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4: Render images leak showcasing a revised design with thinner display bezels
High-resolution CAD-based renders of the Galaxy Z Flip4 have leaked, courtesy of @OnLeaks and 91mobiles. Not only will the Galaxy Z Flip4 arrive in new colourways, it will debut with thinner bezels and even a larger-looking cover display.
Huawei Watch FIT 2: European pricing and specifications of upcoming smartwatch leak in three styles with a larger display and a bigger battery than its predecessor
According to a new leak, Huawei is preparing to release the Watch FIT 2, a true successor to the original Watch FIT. Due to be the third device in the Watch FIT series, the Watch FIT 2 promises to offer a larger battery than its predecessor, along with a taller display.
ViewSonic X2000-4K: Ultra-short throw projector announced with 120 Hz support
ViewSonic has announced the X2000-4K, an ultra-short-throw projector that can be placed just 23 cm from a wall and still create a 100-inch projection. The ViewSonic X2000-4K outputs at 4K, has a 120 Hz refresh rate when set to 1080p, supports HDR and has built-in Harman/Kardon speakers, among other features.
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro receives long-awaited software update with various changes and optimisations
Huawei has started distributing firmware version 126.96.36.199 to the Watch GT 2 Pro in Europe. Firmware version 188.8.131.52 has a long changelog and is nearly a 100 MB download. Accordingly, Huawei has included numerous changes and optimisations, such as adding Petal Maps as a pre-installed Maps app.
Sony Xperia 1 IV: Promotional videos highlight the many features of Sony's new flagship smartphone
While the Xperia 1 IV is the first smartphone with a variable telephoto camera, Sony has focused on the smartphone's many other abilities in its numerous promotional videos. Supposedly, the Xperia 1 IV can serve as a professional audio recording device, as well as being an excellent gaming smartphone.
Tesla to recall 130,000 Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model Y and Model X vehicles because of overheating AMD Ryzen processors
Tesla is having to recall 130,000 of its vehicles to address an issue that forces their touchscreens to work improperly. Apparently, the cause of the issue is AMD's Ryzen APU, which features integrated RDNA 2 graphics. While modern Tesla's may match the performance of a Sony PlayStation 5, they cannot adequately dissipate waste heat.
Sony Xperia Ace 3: Compact smartphone unveiled in multiple colours with a 4,500 mAh battery
Sony has presented the Xperia Ace 3, a compact smartphone with a 5.5-inch display. Sony equips the Xperia Ace 3 with a 4,500 mAh battery and Gorilla Glass Victus, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: High-quality renders and device measurements emerge as leaker draws comparison with the iPhone 13 Pro Max
The Galaxy Z Fold4 may be a few months away from arriving, but @OnLeaks has already leaked high quality renders of Samsung's foldable smartphone. The leaker has also provided device measurements, underlining that the Galaxy Z Fold4 will be shorter than the Galaxy Z Fold3. Meanwhile, @UniverseIce alleges that the Galaxy Z Fold4 will be a fair bit lighter than its predecessor.
Sony Xperia 1 IV: New camera flagship announced with true optical zoom at up to 8x magnification and a 5,000 mAh battery
Sony has announced the Xperia 1 IV, its first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. While not an overhaul from the Xperia 1 III, the Xperia 1 IV features a larger battery than its predecessor and a superior telephoto camera. Reputedly, the 8x telephoto camera delivers true optical zoom too with an adjustable 85-125 mm equivalent focal length.
Analyst outlines Apple iPhone display roadmap until 2026 as increased iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max display sizes also detailed
After years of just notches, Apple is now expected to release iPhones with dual punch holes, under-panel Face ID hardware and all under-panel cameras between this year and 2026. Also, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are now believed to feature larger display sizes than their predecessors.
Gigabyte S55U: Huge gaming monitor introduced with Android, HDMI 2.1, a 120 Hz refresh rate and 1,500 nits of peak brightness
The Gigabyte S55U is a monstrous gaming monitor with a 54.6-inch VA panel. With a 120 Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 functionality, the Gigabyte S55U should be suitable for console and PC gamers who want to add a TV-sized gaming monitor to their setup.
Khadas VIM4: Powerful SBC released from $199.90 with early bird discount
Khadas has started selling the VIM4, which it equips with an Amlogic A311D2 SoC. The Khadas VIM4 will be available from US$199.90 until June 10 and ships with 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, among other features.
Banana Pi BPI-R2 Pro: Pricing confirmed for entry-level model
The Banana Pi BPI-R2 Pro is a relatively large single-board computer (SBC) powered by the Rockchip RK3568. Announced in September, the SBC's pricing has now finally been confirmed, albeit not for its higher memory configuration.
DJI Mini 3 Pro: New sub-249g drone introduced from $669 with an improved camera
DJI has announced the Mini 3 Pro, which it has packed with a new camera and tri-directional obstacle sensing. The Mini 3 Pro is already orderable globally and starts at US$669 without a remote controller. Meanwhile, the Mini 3 Pro and DJI RC Pro retail for US$909.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: New leak highlights display changes from the Galaxy Z Fold3
According to new reports, Samsung has altered the Galaxy Z Fold form factor for this year's model. Reputedly, the Galaxy Z Fold4 will have a shorter cover display than the Galaxy Z Fold3, along with a squarer foldable display.
OnePlus Nord 2T: Unboxing video and benchmarks emerge ahead of official release
The OnePlus Nord 2T is not official yet, but a YouTuber has already shared an unboxing video with the smartphone. Additionally, the same video highlights what performance to expect from the Nord 2T, which OnePlus equips with a MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset.
ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED: 2.8K and 120 Hz OLED laptop revealed with up to an Intel Core i7-12700H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
ASUS has announced the Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (K6500) with up to an Intel Core i7-12700H and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. The 15.6-inch laptop also has LPDDR5 RAM, up to a 70 Wh battery and an OLED display that outputs at 2.8K and 120 Hz.
ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED: Intel Alder Lake-powered machine announced with a bright OLED display and GeForce RTX graphics
ASUS has unveiled the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED (K6400), a 14-inch laptop that weighs in at 1.4 kg. Still, ASUS has included a 45 W processor and a dedicated GPU, plus a 63 Wh battery.
ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED: 15.6-inch convertible laptop debuts with an Intel Core i7-12700H and an Intel Arc A370M GPU
The Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED (UP6502) is a 1.8 kg convertible laptop with a 45 W Intel Alder Lake processor, a 96 Wh battery and even a dedicated GPU. The Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED (UP6502) has a 2.8K OLED display too and will start at €1,399.
ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED: 14-inch laptop arrives with a 120 Hz OLED display, a Core i9-12900H processor and an NVIDIA RTX 30 series GPU
ASUS has announced the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED (UX8402), a 14-inch laptop that also has a 12.7-inch ScreenPad Plus secondary display. At launch, the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED will be available with a choice of Intel Alder Lake processors and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, all powered by a 76 Wh battery. The Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED (UX8402) will start at €1,899 when it launches in Q3 2022.
ASUS Zenbook Pro 16X OLED: Most powerful Zenbook yet debuts with an Intel Core i9-12900H, an RTX 3060 GPU and a 4K OLED display
ASUS has unveiled the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED (UX7602), its most powerful Zenbook yet. The Zenbook Pro 16X OLED features up to the Core i9-12900H, a 14-core processor, plus an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU. The Zenbook Pro 16X OLED will be available by the end of June, starting at €2,999 in the Eurozone.
ASUS Vivobook Pro 15X OLED: 15.6-inch laptop unveiled with AMD and Intel's latest processors, plus an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU
ASUS has unveiled the Vivobook Pro 15X OLED with AMD Ryzen 6000 and Intel 12th Gen Core processors. The 15.6-inch laptop also has the pick of NVIDIA GPU options, up to the RTX 3070 Ti with 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
DJI Mini 3 Pro: Videos of upcoming drone showcase new RC remote controller and in-flight capabilities ahead of May 10 launch
A YouTuber has posted several videos about the DJI Mini 3 Pro ahead of the drone's official release. Expected to arrive tomorrow, the drone should begin shipping a week later and will be available with a new RC remote controller.
Google Pixel 6a: Leaker reports weaker than expected specifications ahead of anticipated Google I/O 2022 reveal
According to reports, the Pixel 6a will not feature as stellar specifications as some had hoped. The Pixel 6a is rumoured to be arriving later this week at Google I/O 2022, potentially with the Pixel Watch and a vanilla version of Wear OS 3 in tow.
Axon 40 Ultra and Galaxy S22 Ultra compared in hands-on pictures as ZTE confirms global launch window
ZTE has confirmed that the Axon 40 Ultra will be receiving a global launch. On track for next month, the Axon 40 Ultra has been shown to look an awful lot like the Galaxy S22 Ultra by a renowned leaker.
Motorola Felix: First rollable smartphone by Motorola reported to be in development
Purportedly, Motorola plans to release more than one foldable smartphone this year. Not only is the company rumoured to have a third-generation Razr in development, it is also believed to have its first rollable smartphone in the pipeline.
ZTE Axon 40 Pro: Cheaper alternative to the Axon 40 Ultra introduced with a Snapdragon 870 and a 144 Hz AMOLED display
ZTE has unveiled the Axon 40 Pro, a smartphone that misses out on many of the Axon 40 Ultra's eye-catching features. Still, the Axon 40 Pro has a 144 Hz AMOLED display, a 108 MP primary camera and a Snapdragon 870 chipset. The Axon 40 Pro will start at CNY 2,998 (~US$450) in China and costs up to CNY 3,798 (~US$570) with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
Apple to refresh the AirPods Pro this autumn alongside the AirPods Pro 2
According to reports, Apple is looking to bring new versions of the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max to market this summer. Reputedly, next-generation AirPods Pro will also come in new colourways, potentially building on the five that Apple offers with the current model.
Next-generation Motorola Razr leaks in hands-on pictures as specifications emerge with talk of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus models
The first signs of a new Motorola Razr have surfaced, over 18 months after the Razr 5G debuted. Not only will the next-generation Motorola Razr feature flagship hardware, it will also sport a redesign that is closer to the Galaxy Z Flip3 than the Razr 5G.
Sharp Aquos R7: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered smartphone debuts with a 1-inch and 47 MP camera
Sharp has revealed the Aquos R7, a flagship smartphone with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and a new 1-inch camera. The Aquos R7 also offers 2,000 nits of peak brightness, a 120 Hz refresh and a 5,000 mAh battery.
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra: Flagship smartphone arrives with 3rd generation under-panel camera, a boxy design and triple 64 MP camera set up
ZTE has announced the Axon 40 Ultra, a flagship smartphone that borrows heavily from the design of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Axon 40 Ultra starts at CNY 4,988 (~US$748) and relies on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, among other premium components.
Samsung to refresh the Galaxy A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and Galaxy Tab S7 FE as hardware details surface
According to reports, Samsung is preparing to refresh the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and the Galaxy Tab S7 FE. A new version of the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite could be in the offing too, although the revised Galaxy Tab S7 FE may actually be a smaller 11-inch model.
Garmin Forerunner 255, Forerunner 255s, Forerunner 255 Music, Forerunner 255s Music and Forerunner 955 all lined up for release
The Singapore Telecom Licensing System (TLS) has added five upcoming Garmin smartwatches to its database. While TLS has included the Forerunner 955, the leaked Forerunner 955 Solar is nowhere to be seen. Still, Garmin has four versions of the Forerunner 255 on the way.
DJI Mini 3 Pro: Hands-on and unboxing videos emerge of Mini 2 successor with its RC remote controller
DJI has now teased that it will unveil the Mini 3 Pro next week, its long-awaited replacement for the Mini 2. While many details about the Mini 3 Pro have already leaked, two videos showcasing the upcoming drone have also now surfaced.
ASUS PN63-S1: Retailers begin selling sub 1-litre mini-PC from $329
US retailers have started offering the PN63-S1, ASUS' 0.9-litre mini-PC. The ASUS PN63-S1 starts at US$329 with a Core i3-1115G4 processor and rises to US$619 for the more powerful Core i7-11370H. All prices are for barebones systems without storage or RAM.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: Third-party cases are already orderable for Google's next-generation flagship smartphone
Google's next-generation flagship Pixel 7 series is not expected to launch for a while yet. Still, a third-party case maker has begun selling cases for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, showcasing largely unchanged designs.
OnePlus Nord 2T: Retailer reveals pricing specifications and renders for MediaTek Dimensity 1300 handset
AliExpress has listed the OnePlus Nord 2T, confirming several details about the upcoming mid-range smartphone in the process. The same retailer appears to have confirmed the Nord 2T's price in the US, too.
Sony LinkBuds S: US pricing and availability leaks for ANC-capable earbuds
Availability and pricing for the LinkBuds S have leaked. Reputedly, the earbuds will arrive less than a week after the WH-1000XM5 and will cost slightly more than the original LinkBuds. However, the LinkBuds S will also undercut the WF-1000XM4, while retaining ANC and the latter's design.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4: Distribution of May 2022 begins for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic
Samsung has started distributing a new update to the Galaxy Watch4 series, including the Galaxy Watch4 Classic. Following on from last month's update, Samsung has brought the Galaxy Watch4 series onto the May 1 security patch. Still, the latest update is approximately a 100 MB file, which is downloadable through the Galaxy Wearable app.
AYA NEO AIR: Gaming benchmarks, specifications and hands-on images detailed for world's first OLED Windows handheld
AYA NEO continues to tease the AYA NEO AIR, its lightweight and OLED-powered gaming handheld. Not only has the company provided specifications for its upcoming device, it has also shared hands-on photos and gaming benchmarks.
Windows 11: Microsoft introduces gaming-focused controller bar for Windows Insiders
Microsoft has announced a new feature for Windows 11 called controller bar. Dubbed a preview of an upcoming revised Xbox Game Bar, the new controller bar does not appear to be exclusive to Xbox Controllers. Currently, the new controller bar is exclusive to recent Windows Insider Preview Builds from the Dev and Beta Channels.
Samsung announces camera updates for the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Z series from its new Galaxy S22 handsets
Samsung has confirmed that it will be bringing Galaxy S22 camera features to many other Galaxy handsets. The list includes the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3, but also extends back to the Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy S20 series.
Sony WH-1000XM5: Launch date confirmed as US pricing leaks with WH-1000XM4 set to remain at $349.99
Sony has started teasing a new product, dubbed #YourWorldStartsHere. To be revealed on May 12, the products appears to be the WH-1000XM5, Sony's next premium pair of over-ear headphones. In the meantime, pricing has been revealed for the WH-1000XM5, as has availability going forwards for the WH-1000XM4. Purportedly, the WH-1000XM5 will be more expensive than the WH-1000XM4 too.
OnePlus Nord 2T: Official renders surface in two colours with an unnecessarily large camera housing
The OnePlus Nord 2T will soon be available in what the company is expected to call Grey Shadow and Jade Fog. Rumoured to feature a Dimensity 1300 chipset and a 4,500 mAh battery, the handset should also have a 90 Hz AMOLED display measuring 6.43-inches across. Official renders of the device have now landed too, confirming earlier leaks.
Motorola Moto E32: Budget Android smartphone launches with a few intriguing features
The Motorola Moto E32 has arrived, and for just €149.99 in the Eurozone. With some intriguing features, including a 90 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery, the Moto E32 could be a good choice for someone looking for a cheaper smartphone.
Apple iPhone 14 Max: Specifications surface for $899 smartphone with a 90 Hz OLED display and 6 GB of RAM
Apple may finally be bringing high refresh rate displays to its cheaper iPhones. According to a report, the upcoming iPhone 14 Max will feature a 90 Hz panel, plus 6 GB of RAM, both upgrades from the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.
DJI Mini 3 Pro: 'A Twist in the Plot' hardware launch date revealed for upcoming drone
On cue, DJI has begun teasing its next hardware launch event. Expected to be the Mini 3 Pro, DJI has dubbed its May 10 event as 'A Twist in the Plot'. The company is already accepting SkyPixel Product Tryout Program applications for its next product too.
Fitbit Sense 2 and Fitbit Versa 4 leak with spring launch date targeted
Reportedly, Fitbit is planning to launch two new smartwatches this spring, both successors to existing models. Supposedly, Fitbit has made a few changes with the Sense 2 and Versa 4, although there is no sign of Wear OS 3 yet.
Honor Magic4 Pro release date confirmed as Magic4 Lite 5G goes on sale while Magic4 4G quietly debuts
Honor has confirmed a launch date for the Magic4 Pro, one of three Magic4 series smartphones released so far. Unveiled in February 2022 at MWC 2022, the Magic4 Pro has a large AMOLED panel, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and supports 100 W wired charging, among other features. The company has also started selling the Magic4 Lite 5G, which will soon be joined by a dedicated 4G model of the same name.
Logitech MX Master 3S: Upcoming wireless mouse leaks with important changes and an increased asking price
Roland Quandt and WinFuture have revealed details about the MX Master 3S, Logitech's next premium wireless mouse. To be available in two colours, the MX Master 3S will come with a new optical sensor. However, it will be hard to tell the MX Master 3S apart from other MX Master series mice, such as the MX Master 3.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5: Three codenames and model numbers emerge, including a Pro version
According to reports, Samsung is developing three next-generation smartwatches, all with 'Heart' codenames. One upcoming model is 'Heart-Pro', thought to be the Galaxy Watch5 Pro or the Galaxy Watch5 Ultra. While only available in one size, 'Heart-S' and 'Heart-L' may be better suited for people with smaller wrists.
Leaked Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 colour options point to changes for Samsung's foldable smartphone lineup
Reportedly, Samsung will shake up the colours in which it offers the Galaxy Z series this year with the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4. While there will be no return of Phantom Green for either smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip4 is set to gain some interesting colours, including a new gold option.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro X: Intel Alder Lake-powered 14.5-inch laptop debuts with 45 W processors, 3K displays and a choice of NVIDIA GeForce dedicated GPUs
Lenovo has unveiled an Intel Alder Lake-powered version of the Yoga Slim 7i Pro X, a 14.5-inch laptop that will also be available with three display options and a choice between two dedicated GPUs. The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro X will begin shipping in July 2022 and will start at €1,199.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon receives Intel Alder Lake upgrades and DDR5 RAM
Lenovo has upgraded the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon as part of its Yoga 2022 refresh. The Yoga Slim 7i Carbon will be orderable from this summer with up to a Core i7-1260P processor and a 2.5K display with a 90 Hz refresh rate.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 9i: Intel Alder Lake refresh arrives with OLED display options and Intel Arc A350M dedicated GPU
Lenovo has unveiled a new version of the Yoga Slim 9i, a 14-inch laptop that will be available with Intel Core i5-1240P or Core i7-1280P processors. Also, Lenovo will only offer the Yoga Slim 9i 14IAP7 with OLED displays, plus Intel's new Arc A350M dedicated GPU and up to 32 GB of DDR5-5600 RAM.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro refreshed with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS Creator Edition APU and a 2.8K OLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate
The new Yoga Slim 7 Pro has been upgraded to AMD's latest Ryzen 6000HS Creator Editions APUs. Also, the 14-inch laptop has a choice of three displays, up to a 2.8K OLED panel with a 90 Hz refresh rate. The Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ARH7 will be available from August 2022, starting at €999 in the Eurozone.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro: New 16-inch model revealed with AMD Ryzen 6000HS Creator Edition APUs, a choice of NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs and a 165 Hz display
Lenovo has unveiled the Yoga Slim 7 Pro 16ARH7, a 16-inch laptop powered by either the Ryzen 5 6600HS Creator Edition or the Ryzen 7 6800HS Creator Edition. The system also comes with an RTX 3050 or an RTX 3050 Ti, plus a 165 Hz display that resolves at 2.5K.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro 14IAH7 announced with 28 W-45 W Intel Alder Lake processors, a 90 Hz OLED display and dedicated GPU options
Lenovo has announced the Yoga Slim 7i Pro 14IAH7, a 14-inch laptop available with Core i5-1240P to Core i7-12700H processors. The new Yoga Slim 7i Pro comes with dedicated GPU options too, as well as a 2.8K OLED display that has a 90 Hz refresh rate.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X: One of the first AMD Ryzen 6000HS Creator Edition laptops arrives with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or RTX 3050 GPUs
Lenovo has lifted the lid on the Yoga Slim 7 Pro X, an AMD counterpart to the Intel-powered Yoga Slim 7i Pro X. The Yoga Slim 7 Pro X comes with a choice of new AMD Creator Edition APUs, up to the Ryzen 9 6900HS Creator Edition. Lenovo includes a 70 Whr battery too, along with three display options and a choice between the GeForce GTX 1650 or GeForce RTX 3050.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro: 16-inch model revealed with an Intel Arc A370M, a 2.5K and 120 Hz display, plus a number pad
Lenovo has announced a 16-inch version of the Yoga Slim 7i Pro. To be available with the Core i5-12500H or the Core i7-12700H, the Yoga Slim 7i Pro 16IAH7 will start €1,499 when it becomes orderable in July. Also, the Yoga Slim 7i Pro 16IAH7 will offer the Intel Arc A370M, one of the company's first laptop GPUs.
DJI Mini 3 Pro: Datasheets and camera samples leak as teaser, launch, pre-order and shipment dates surface
More information about the DJI Mini 3 has leaked online. Supposedly, the Mini 3 Pro will be orderable from next week, but it will not ship until the third week of May. Still, camera samples have emerged, as have datasheets for DJI's upcoming compact drone.
Google Pixel Watch battery capacity and connectivity options surface
Battery details for the Pixel Watch have leaked, as have the smartwatch's connectivity options. While the Pixel Watch may have a larger battery than the 40 mm and 42 mm versions of the Galaxy Watch4 series, it will only match the Fossil Gen 6 in terms of battery capacity.
Sony WH-1000XM5: Hands-on photos emerge confirming packaging and design change but only battery life on par with the WH-1000XM4
Hands-on photos with the WH-1000XM5 have leaked online, not long after marketing images appeared. While design changes extend to Sony's packaging, the WH-1000XM5 will in fact retain its predecessor's battery life.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro: European pricing leaks as possible regional variant emerges
According to reports, Huawei plans to sell the Watch GT 3 Pro in other markets, not just China. Supposedly, Europe could be next on the list for Huawei's latest premium smartwatch, where the company could also release a regional-specific version.
Apple iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max could be considerably more expensive in Europe than in the US
With the US dollar currently strong against many other leading currencies, analysts expect Apple to raise iPhone prices outside its home market this year, starting with the iPhone 14 series. Significant Euro depreciation against the US dollar in the last year could hit Eurozone countries, for example.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4: Talk of a larger cover display emerges for next-generation Galaxy Z Flip smartphone
According to reports, Samsung will be making at least two modest improvements with this year's Galaxy Z Flip. Not only will the Galaxy Z Flip4 feature a larger battery than the Galaxy Z Flip3, but also a more spacious cover display. Purportedly, Samsung has decided to upgrade the Galaxy Z Flip to over a 2-inch cover display, which should deliver an improved user experience over the equivalent in the Galaxy Z Flip3.
Pixel Fold: Display details leak with Google first foldable smartphone set to feature a wider and smaller exterior display than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
Ross Young has outlined display differences between this year's Pixel Fold and Galaxy Z Fold4. While the pair are expected to feature similarly-sized interior displays, they may look quite different externally. Apparently, the Pixel Fold could launch with a wider aspect ratio than the Galaxy Z Fold4, perhaps in a similar vein to the Oppo Find N.
Xiaomi returns to the Redmi Note 10T with a refreshed model
Xiaomi has expanded the Redmi Note 10 series with a new version of the Redmi Note 10T. Currently restricted to Japan, the new Redmi Note 10T 5G contains quite a few changes from the other smartphone of the same name that Xiaomi sells in other markets.
Razer Blade 15: Refresh brings 240 Hz OLED display option to Intel Core i9-12900H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti combination for $3,499.99
Razer has revealed a new version of the Blade 15, which retains a powerful Alder Lake processor and an RTX 30 series GPU. However, the Blade 15 will also be available with a 240 Hz OLED display, which also operates at a UHD resolution.
Google releases May 2022 update to the Pixel 6 series and co. with improvements abound
Google has started distributing new updates to the Pixel 3a through Pixel 6 series. Dubbed the May 2022 update, the new software brings all eligible Pixel smartphones onto SP2A.220505.002, at least for unlocked handsets. The May 2022 makes a few changes across the Pixel lineup, including one specific to the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro.
Motorola Moto G82 5G: Official renders and more specifications leak of Snapdragon 695 and 120 Hz smartphone
It appears that Motorola is close to announcing the Moto G82 5G. While a release date remains unknown, marketing images have leaked, as have more specifications, including the prospect of a 120 Hz display.
Amazfit T-Rex Pro 2: FCC listing confirms design, battery capacity and display style
The FCC has published a new listing for an unreleased Amazfit smartwatch. Referred to as model A2170, the smartwatch appears to be the rumoured next-generation T-Rex Pro, thought to be called the T-Rex Pro 2 or the T-Rex 2 Pro.
New AMD Navi 31, Navi 32 and Navi 33 GPU details emerge with up to 12,288 Stream Processors for rumoured RX 7900 XT
According to new rumours, AMD's Navi 31 GPU will not launch with 120 Compute Units (CUs) and 15,360 Stream Processors. Instead, AMD's next flagship GPU is now rumoured to offer 96 CUs and 12,288 Stream Processors. There are changes for other Navi 3x GPUs too.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4: Leaked battery details point to a higher battery capacity than the Galaxy Z Flip3
Reportedly, Samsung has settled on the batteries with which it will equip the Galaxy Z Flip4. The changes from last year's model should deliver a higher battery capacity than the 3,300 mAh that the Galaxy Z Flip3 offers, but only just.
DJI Mini 3 Pro: UK retailer reveals high-resolution images, pricing, specifications and Fly More Kit as specific release date emerges
According to reports, the Mini 3 Pro is just over a week away. Separately, a major UK retailer has listed both the Mini 3 Pro and the Fly More Kit, revealing all key details about the pair in the process. DJI is expected to release a Fly More Kit Plus as well with Intelligent Flight Plus batteries.
Xiaomi Redmi Smart TV A75 introduced with a 75-inch and 4K display for a relatively affordable price
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Smart TV A75, a 75-inch TV that outputs at 4K. Available in China for an equivalent of US$515 (CNY 3,399), the Redmi Smart TV A75 runs MIUI TV based on Android TV and has dual 10 W speakers, among other features.
PiBoy XRS: Retro handheld based on the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B arrives for US$149.95
The PiBoy XRS is a gaming handheld that resembles a Game Boy crossed with the colour scheme of a Super NES. Built around the Raspberry Pi 4B, the PiBoy XRS has a 3.5-inch IPS display, USB Type-C charging and a 4,500 mAh battery. The 162 x 93 mm device contains numerous controller buttons too, including two joysticks.
Apple's 27-inch iMac converted into a cheaper Apple Studio Display with a 5K resolution and a built-in webcam
There are hardly any alternatives to the Apple Studio Display that combine a 5K resolution with a built-in webcam. However, Luke Miani has repurposed an old 27-inch iMac as an external monitor, creating a cheaper version of the Studio Display in the process.
Huawei MatePad SE: 10.1-inch tablet released with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a Kirin 710A chipset
Huawei has revealed the MatePad SE, a cheaper alternative to the MatePad 10.4 and MatePad 11. With a 10.1-inch and 16:10 display, the MatePad SE only makes minor changes from its more expensive sibling. The MatePad SE retails for CNY 1,499 (~US$226) in China and comes with LTE or Wi-Fi connectivity options.
Samsung Galaxy S22: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 model tends to last longer in battery life tests than Exynos 2200 equivalent
According to DxOMark, the Galaxy S22 has differing battery life, depending on whether you purchase an Exynos 2200 or Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 model. In certain scenarios, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered edition achieves significantly longer runtimes than its Exynos 2200 counterpart.
Chuwi RZBOX 2022 announced with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H APU
Chuwi has announced a new version of the RZBOX, a mini-PC based around AMD Ryzen APUs. Previously available with the Ryzen 9 4900H, the RZBOX will soon be orderable with the newer Ryzen 7 5800H. Potentially, the RZBOX 2022 will only offer minor performance gains over its predecessor, though.
Philips Momentum 8000 27E1N8900: Professional external monitor introduced with a 27-inch and 4K OLED panel
The Philips Momentum 8000 27E1N8900 is a 27-inch external monitor that the company has aimed at professional users. As such, the Momentum 8000 27E1N8900 eschews gaming features like a high refresh rate. However, it does have an OLED panel, outputs at 4K and has 0.1 ms G2G response times. The Philips Momentum 8000 27E1N8900 contains plenty of ports too, including a USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C connection for recharging devices at up to 90 W.
POCO M4 5G arrives in India as a re-badged Xiaomi Redmi 10 5G and Redmi Note 11E with Android 12 and a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset
POCO has unveiled the POCO M4 5G, an affordable handset that relies on the Dimensity 700 chipset and up to 6 GB of RAM. The POCO M4 5G also has a 50 MP primary camera, MIUI 13 based on Android 12 and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Garmin Quatix 7 series introduced with features aimed at mariners
Garmin has released the Quatix 7 series, three smartwatches that the company has packed full of mariner-focused features. The Quatix 7 series starts at US$699.99 and peaks at US$1,199.99 for the Quatix 7 Solar.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Porsche Design presented with a titanium build and an invisible butterfly clasp
The Watch GT 3 Porsche Design joins the Watch GT 3 Pro series as one of Huawei's flagship smartwatches. Unlike the Watch GT 3 Pro series, the Watch GT 3 Porsche Design only comes in one size, 46 mm, and in a dark titanium finish. The Porsche Design model runs HarmonyOS 2 and costs as much in China as the all-ceramic version of the Watch GT 3 Pro.
Apple iPhone 14 series front panels leak showing display differences between the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max and the notch-less iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
Suspected front panels of this year's iPhone 14 series have appeared online. The leak focuses on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max's pill-shaped punch-hole display, which is likely to raise eyebrows. Apple has made other changes too, including a switch to 19.5:9 aspect ratios for this year's Pro models.
DJI Mini 3 Pro: Top speed of upcoming drone leaks as comparison images highlight size differences between two RC controllers
Information about the DJI Mini 3 Pro continues to leak, before the drone's presumed May 10 launch. Reputedly, the top speed of the Mini 3 Pro has leaked, as have comparison photos showcasing the differences between the drone's two RC controllers.
Samsung QD-OLED Smart TVs to launch next year in 49-inch and 77-inch screen sizes
According to reports, Samsung is developing 49-inch and 77-inch QD-OLED panels. Currently only available at 55-inch and 65-inches, these 49-inch and 77-inch QD-OLED panels could make their way to Samsung-branded TVs within a year's time as the company attempts to best LG's excellent OLED TV range.
Axon 40 Ultra: ZTE teases under-panel camera and three 64 MP cameras for the 'perfect version' of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
ZTE has begun teasing the Axon 40 Ultra, the company's next flagship smartphone. Launching on May 9, the Axon 40 Ultra is billed as the 'perfect version of the S22 Ultra' by a renowned leaker.
Huawei Mate Xs 2: New flagship foldable smartphone arrives to take on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 with a Snapdragon 888 4G chipset and up to a 4,880 mAh battery
Huawei has announced the Mate Xs 2, a return to the wraparound design that the company pioneered with the Mate X and Mate Xs. The Mate Xs 2 features a Snapdragon 888 4G chipset and four cameras, including a punch-hole selfie camera. Huawei sells the Mate Xs 2 in three colours, three memory configurations and two battery sizes, starting at CNY 9,999 (~US$1,509).
ASUS PN80: Intel Tiger Lake-powered mini-PC arrives with numerous drive bays and ports
ASUS has launched the PN80, a 200 x 200 x 60 mm mini-PC that relies on the Core i7-11700B processor. The ASUS PN80 costs US$1,299 and has four drive bays, among other features.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro launches in multiple styles and with ECG, diving and golf features
Huawei has unveiled the Watch GT 3 Pro in China, its latest premium smartwatch. The Watch GT 3 Pro is available in two finishes and starts at CNY 2,488 (~US$379). However, the smartwatch costs up to CNY 4,688 (~US$715) with an all-ceramic design.
Google Pixel Watch: Three model variants certified ahead of Google I/O 2022
The Pixel Watch appears to be on track for an early May launch, even if it does not make it to shelves until the autumn. While only one Pixel Watch has leaked so far, a recent Bluetooth SIG listing suggests that Google plans to release at least three model variants.
Amazfit T-Rex Pro 2: Details and design of upcoming smartwatch emerge
A leak has provided information about a successor to the Amazfit T-Rex Pro, likely called the T-Rex Pro 2 or the T-Rex 2 Pro. The leak also provides a look at the unreleased smartwatch, confirming that it will retain its predecessor's rugged design.
The Dell XPS 13 Plus is now orderable with its futuristic invisible trackpad, capacitive function keys and an OLED touchscreen
Dell has started selling the XPS 13 Plus, a new take on the company's popular ultrabook. While the XPS 13 Plus looks like a concept, its capacitive function keys and invisible trackpad raised eyebrows following the device's announcement in January at CES 2022.
HP Spectre x360 16: US pricing announced for upcoming Intel Core i7-1260P and Intel Arc A370M model
The Intel Arc A370M-powered version of the HP Spectre x360 16 is on its way. While a release date remains unknown, its price has at least been confirmed. The Intel Arc A370M will be available with an Intel Core i7-1260P processor and a 4K OLED display, among other features.
The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G arrives in Europe at a cheaper than expected price while undercutting the Galaxy A53 5G
The Galaxy M53 5G is now orderable in Europe, but for less than its €469 expected price. In fact, the Galaxy M53 5G costs less than the Galaxy A53 5G, and will begin shipping on April 29. The Galaxy M53 5G ships with a Dimensity 900 SoC and a 108 MP camera, among other features.
Sony presents two new laser projectors with 4K resolutions and 120 Hz refresh rates
Sony has introduced the VPL-XW5000ES and the VPL-XW7000ES, a pair of laser projectors that can output at 4K and 120 Hz. The VPL-XW5000ES and the VPL-XW7000ES also support HDR and high maximum brightness, but neither will come cheap.
Anbernic RG503: Compact gaming handheld with an OLED display, Rockchip RK3566 SoC and HDMI output launches for US$150
Anbernic has started selling the RG503, a small handheld games console with a 4.95-inch OLED display. The Anbernic RG503 is available in three colours but only 16 GB of storage and 1 GB of RAM. Supposedly, the US$150 handheld is powerful enough to emulate games from many popular consoles, including the Nintendo 64 and PSP.
Xiaomi OLED Vision 55 Smart TV arrives with Android TV 11, Dolby Vision IQ, 8 speakers and a 4K OLED panel
Xiaomi has introduced the OLED Vision, an OLED-based Smart TV that has a 55-inch panel. The OLED Vision 55 Smart TV is also one of the few TVs that offers Dolby Vision IQ which should improve HDR playback. Xiaomi's latest TV relies on Android TV 11 too, along with eight speakers and Wi-Fi connectivity.
One-netbook releases another version of the ONEXPLAYER with a powerful AMD Ryzen APU
One-netbook has begun selling a Ryzen 7 5800U version of the ONEXPLAYER, its 8.4-inch gaming handheld. The Ryzen 7 5800U edition comes with 16 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of storage, plus the same 1600p display as other full-sized ONEXPLAYERs.
Motorola Edge 30 revealed for a mid-range price tag with a 144 Hz AMOLED display and dual 50 MP cameras
Motorola has lifted the lid on the Edge 30, a Snapdragon 778+ powered smartphone that will be available for £379.99 in the UK and €450 in the Eurozone. The Edge 30 also has a 144 Hz AMOLED display and dual 50 MP cameras, as well as Android 12 out of the box.
OnePlus PGZ110: Possible OnePlus 10R Lite emerges on TENAA database
Another OnePlus smartphone appears to be close to release, following the announcement of the OnePlus Ace in China. A certification indicates that the OnePlus PGZ110 will resemble the OnePlus 10 Pro, but with inferior hardware. Potentially, the OnePlus PGZ110 could launch as the OnePlus 10R Lite, likely with the Dimensity 8100.
ASUS ProArt Display PA147CDV: 14-inch and 32:9 touchscreen showcased at NAB 2022 before North American release
ASUS has confirmed that it will release the ProArt Display PA147CDV this quarter in North America. Ahead of the display's release, ASUS has included the ProArt Display PA147CDV in its NAB 2022 showcase in Las Vegas.
Google Pixel Watch: On wrist pictures arrive as leaker provides details about proprietary bands and remarks that it is the 'most comfortable watch ever'
The Reddit user who leaked hands-on photos of the Pixel Watch has finally shown what the smartwatch looks like on a wrist with its official bands attached. While Google's watch bands are a 'pain to attach the first time', the Pixel Watch is said to be considerably more comfortable than any other smartwatch that u/tagtech1414 has tried.
DJI Inspire 3 leaks again in field test video
DJI is currently developing several new drones, including the Mini 3 Pro. However, there is more evidence that an Inspire 3 is also in the works, which would be considerably more expensive than its Mini 3 Pro counterpart. A release date remains unknown, but an Inspire 3 has appeared in a field test video.
Details about flagship Philips OLED907 and OLED937 TV series emerge with Bowers & Wilkins speakers and Philips Ambilight
iF Design has provided details and pictures of two upcoming flagship Philips TV series before their official introduction. The OLED907 and OLED937 TV series will arrive later this year, although prices are unknown at this stage.
Nine Fitbit fitness trackers and smartwatches will now warn of atrial fibrillation after new update
Fitbit has begun rolling out an update that adds atrial fibrillation notifications for nine of its recent fitness trackers and smartwatches. While Fitbit has received approval from the FDA to roll out the feature, it is only available in the US, at least for the time being.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: DxOMark highlights camera differences between Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 models
Samsung may have released two versions of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, but both rely on the same camera hardware. Different ISPs within the Exynos 2200 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 result in varying image quality, each with their advantages and disadvantages.
The Xbox Series X developer kit shows up in teardown with a display and 40 GB of GDDR6 VRAM
Gamers Nexus has torn down the Xbox Series X Developer Kit, known as XDK. Sporting a more traditional design, the XDK also has a built-in display and 40 GB GDDR6 of GDDR6 VRAM, among other features.
Xiaomi to release up to six smartphones with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset
Reportedly, Xiaomi plans to leverage the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus for half a dozen smartphones. The list includes the Redmi K50S Pro, along with the Xiaomi 12T Pro, which should both be cheaper alternatives to the upcoming 12 Ultra and MIX Fold 2.
Xiaomi POCO F4 GT: Gaming flagship launches in Europe with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and 120 W charging from €499.90
Xiaomi has presented the POCO F4 GT, a flagship gaming smartphone based on the Redmi K50 Gaming. The POCO F4 GT is rather affordable as Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered smartphones go too, especially considering the €100 rebate available on pre-orders.
POCO Buds Pro: POCO introduces Genshin Impact Edition earbuds with 9 mm drivers and up 28 hours of battery life
The POCO Buds Pro Genshin Impact Edition has launched globally with plenty of features, despite its compact size. Not only do the earbuds support up to 28 hours of battery life, but they also offer multipoint connectivity, 9 mm composite dynamic drivers, 35 dB of active noise cancellation and a dual transparency mode.
POCO Watch: First POCO-branded smartwatch launches with a large AMOLED display and plenty of health tracking features
The POCO Watch has a 1.6-inch AMOLED display, plus over 100 fitness modes and watch faces. The POCO Watch arrives in three colours and includes built-in GPS, among other features.
Motorola Moto G82 5G: Design and specifications leak for upcoming mid-range smartphone
Another certification agency has provided information about the Moto G82 5G, another unreleased mid-range smartphone from Motorola. Not only will the Moto G82 5G arrive with an OLED panel, but it will also feature a 50 MP primary camera and up to 16 GB of RAM.
Hisense Laser TV 120L9-Pro: New Laser TV unveiled that can output at 4K and 120-inches
HiSense has presented the 120L9-Pro, its highest quality laser TV to date. As its name suggests, the 120L9-Pro creates up to 120-inch images that are colour-accurate and up to 4K in resolution. The Hisense Laser TV 120L9-Pro retails for CNY 119,999 (~US$18,291) and can output in 4K.
Pixel Watch rumoured to launch with the same sensors as the Fitbit Charge 5 and Fitbit Luxe
According to new rumours, the Pixel Watch relies on the same health tracking sensors that Fitbit includes in the Charge 5 and the Luxe. The Pixel Watch could debut in May alongside vanilla Wear OS 3 at Google I/O 2022 alongside the Pixel 6a.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3: Premium earbuds launch with up to 28 hours of battery life and Hybrid Adaptive ANC for US$249.95
Sennheiser has unveiled the Momentum True Wireless 3, a premium alternative to the Sport True Wireless. The Momentum True Wireless 3 retails for US$249.95 and is available in three colours. Sennheiser's latest Momentum True Wireless earbuds feature Hybrid Adaptive ANC, support for aptX Adaptive, and 7 mm dynamic TrueResponse™ drivers.
Pixel 6 Pro: Release date for face unlock option outlined but not for the Pixel 6
Reportedly, the Pixel 6 will never receive face unlock as a screen unlock method. Instead, Google is rumoured to be still working on face unlock for the Pixel 6 Pro, which could debut in a future Pixel Feature Drop.
Google files Pixel Watch trademark as next-generation Google Assistant seen in Samsung Galaxy Watch4 advert
All signs are pointing toward Google announcing something smartwatch related at next month's Google I/O conference. Not only has Google filed a trademark for 'Pixel Watch' in the US, but Samsung has also showcased the long-awaited next version of Google Assistant.
First signs of Fossil Gen 7 and Skagen Gen 7 smartwatches emerge
Fossil has certified four unreleased smartwatches with the FCC in the US. Sizes range from a 40.2 mm model all the way to a 49 mm edition, although at least one will arrive under the Skagen brand.
The AYA NEO OLED will not launch with AMD RDNA 2 iGPUs
AYA NEO has confirmed that its next gaming handheld will be smaller than a Nintendo Switch OLED. The AYA NEO OLED will be a touch heavier than Nintendo's most recent device, but it will still weigh less than 500 g. Unfortunately, the weight and space-saving will come at a significant performance cost, even compared to current AYA NEO devices.
Vivo X80 debuts in China with a Samsung E5 display and a Dimensity 9000 chipset from CNY 3,699 (~US$564)
Vivo has lifted the lid on the X80, the cheaper alternative to the X80 Pro. While the X80 lacks some of its more expensive sibling's features, it still packs a Dimensity 9000 chipset, up to 12 GB of RAM, and a 4,500 mAh battery that supports 80 W fast charging.
Vivo X80 Pro: First Samsung ISOCELL GNV smartphone launched with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Dimensity 9000 variants
Vivo has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone in two variants. The Vivo X80 Pro has a 1440p AMOLED display, impressive camera hardware and a choice between two premium chipsets.
Apple analyst delivers expectations for next-generation iMac and iMac Pro
Reportedly, Apple is not planning to update its iMac line for a while yet. Instead, a next-generation 24-inch model will not launch for at least 18 months, albeit with an Apple M3 chipset. Meanwhile, the iMac Pro is said to be a way off from being released and will not arrive 'anytime soon'.
Realme 9 Pro Plus: Free Fire Edition lands in Europe at a discount for Early Bird orders
Realme has brought the Free Fire Edition of the 9 Pro Plus to Europe. The handset starts at €419.99 but will be available initially at €369.99 across the Eurozone. The Realme 9 Pro Plus Free Fire Edition has a Dimensity 920 chipset and supports 60 W charging, among other features.
Huawei Band 7: Images, features and a release date of upcoming fitness tracker leak
Reportedly, Huawei will release the Band 7 this week, just over a year after its predecessor debuted. The Huawei Band 7 will be lighter than the Band 6, while also featuring a thinner case, among other changes.
POCO F4 GT: Leaked official renders showcase design ahead of the global release of POCO's first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 smartphone
A series of POCO F4 GT official renders have emerged, highlighting the device's similarities with the Redmi K50 Gaming. The POCO F4 GT will be available in three colours, including POCO's signature yellow. A Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will be on board, as will up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
DJI Mini 3 Pro: First official render images leak from multiple sources
Official renders of DJI's next-generation mini drone have leaked. Possibly launching in under three weeks, the Mini 3 Pro will come in at under 249 g and will pack a substantial camera with 3-axis gimbal stabilisation.
POCO Watch: Renders of Xiaomi's first POCO smartwatch leak as POCO Buds Pro design also emerges
Renders of the POCO Watch and POCO Buds Pro have leaked, confirming their similarities with existing Xiaomi Redmi devices. The pair will launch on April 26 alongside the POCO F4 GT and should be available in multiple markets.
Razer Leviathan V2: Razer Chroma soundbar launches with a subwoofer for US$249.99
Razer has released the Leviathan V2, a 50 cm-wide soundbar that comes with a subwoofer. The Leviathan V2 supports THX Spatial Audio, among other features, and retails for US$249.99.
Sony LinkBuds S: Design of upcoming earbuds leak bearing more than a passing resemblance to the WF-1000XM4
A leaker has shared many images of the Sony LinkBuds S WF-LSN900. While the earbuds will arrive under the LinBuds brand, they share their design with the WF-1000XM4. The same leak also introduces a few technical details about the WF-LSN900, which should launch in at least two colours.
Meta Quest: VR Air Bridge details leak for Oculus VR headsets
It appears that Meta is considering expanding the functionality of Oculus Air Link for at least the Quest 2. Dubbed the VR Air Bridge, the USB adapter should minimise latency when wirelessly connecting the Quest 2, and perhaps even the rumoured Quest 2 Pro, to a PC.
Vivo X80 specifications leak with a MediaTek Dimensity 9000, a 120 Hz AMOLED display and high megapixel cameras
Almost all specifications for the Vivo X80 have leaked, courtesy of Ishan Agarwal. The leaker has outlined that the Vivo X80 will include a Dimensity 9000 chipset, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, plus 80 W wired charging, among other features.
Samsung to launch Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro as Galaxy Watch4 series with no Galaxy Watch5 Classic
New rumours allege that Samsung plans to drop the Galaxy Watch Classic brand after just one generation. In its place will arrive the Galaxy Watch5 Pro, details about which have leaked previously.
Chuwi GemiBook Pro refreshed with an Intel Jasper Lake processor and a 14-inch display
Chuwi has introduced a new version of the GemiBook Pro, which it has upgraded to new processors. Not only has the GemiBook Pro received an Intel Jasper Lake processor, it now also has a 14-inch IPS display with a 1440p resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio.
Denon DHT-S217: 2.1 Ch soundbar presented with Dolby Atmos support for US$249
Denon has unveiled the DHT-S217, a 2.1 Ch soundbar that features six drivers and supports Dolby Atmos. Available from next month, the Denon DHT-S217 also has plenty of I/O and comes with a bundled remote.
Sony WH-1000XM5 leaks with a major redesign, longer battery life and new drivers
The Sony WH-1000XM5 has leaked again, confirming that the WH-1000XM4 successor will feature longer battery life and a significant redesign. Purportedly, Sony has also made other changes, such as new drivers and ANC improvements.
Dell Alienware Ryzen Edition R14 receives AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D option with AMD and NVIDIA GPUs
Dell has added the Ryzen 7 5800X3D to the list of processors that it offers for the Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14. Starting at US$2,949, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is available with several GPU and RAM options, among other configurable components.
Alienware m15 R7 refreshed with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Dell has released AMD Ryzen 6000 versions of the Alienware m15 R7, previously available with just Intel Alder Lake options. The Alienware m15 R7 comes with up to a Ryzen 9 6900HX, an RTX 3080 Ti and a 360 Hz display, among other gaming-focused features.
Dell G15 5525 launched with AMD Ryzen 6000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series options
Dell has lifted the lid on the G15 5525, an AMD alternative to this year's G15 5520. The Dell G15 5525 remains a 15-inch gaming laptop and is available with various combinations of AMD Ryzen 6000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series components. Dell is shipping the G15 5525 now, starting at US$899.99.
Sennheiser Sport True Wireless earbuds arrive for US$130 with Qualcomm aptX and Bluetooth 5.2 support
Sennheiser has released the Sport True Wireless earbuds, a pair of premium earbuds that retail for US$130. The earbuds come with multiple ear tips and fins for maximised comfort, plus up to 27 hours of battery life.
Gigabyte AORUS 17X refreshed with a 16-core Intel Alder Lake-HX processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU
Gigabyte has beaten Intel to revealing the Core i9-12900HX, a 55 W processor that has 16 cores and a 5.0 GHz peak clock speed. The Core i9-12900HX will be available in the AORUS 17X YE, which also includes the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and a 360 Hz display.
Motorola unveils the Moto G 5G (2022) in North America with a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery for US$399
Not only has Motorola presented a new version of the Moto G Stylus 5G, it has also revealed an updated Moto G 5G. Exclusive to North America, the Moto G 5G (2022) has a 720p display, a Dimensity 700 SoC and a 5,000 mAh for US$399.99. Motorola will only sell the Moto G 5G (2022) in a single colour variant, too.
Motorola presents the Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) with a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset for US$499.99
The Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) follows in the footsteps of its 4G sibling, but with a more powerful chipset, a faster display and more memory. The Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) arrives in two colours as well, both for US$499.99.
Details about AMD Ryzen Phoenix APUs leak with talk of Radeon iGPUs containing up to 24 RDNA 2 CUs
Reportedly, AMD plans to release next-generation APUs with Zen 4 cores and double the CUs that it currently offers in the Radeon 680M. While tipped to remain on the RDNA 2 architecture, the iGPUs are expected to deliver enough performance to serve as alternatives to entry-level discrete GPUs.
DJI Mini 3 Pro: Dutch retailer leaks almost all specifications for upcoming 48 MP drone as unofficial teaser video and possible launch date appear
A Dutch retailer has provided almost all the technical data for the Mini 3 Pro, DJI's next consumer drone. Also, the retailer has confirmed the upcoming drone's price, plus that it will ship with a regular remote control. An unofficial teaser video has been published too, as has a possible launch date in mid-May.
OnePlus Ace: New mid-range smartphone debuts in China with a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MAX chipset, ColorOS 12.1 and 150 W SUPERVOOC charging
OnePlus has showcased the OnePlus Ace in China, which will launch in other markets as the OnePlus 10R. The OnePlus Ace features the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MAX chipset and launches with ColorOS 12.1, not OxygenOS.
Xiaomi Civi 1S: Refresh of the Xiaomi Civi launches in China with a Snapdragon 778G Plus and up to 12 GB of RAM
Xiaomi has announced the Civi 1S in China, where it starts at CNY 2,299 (~US$358). Essentially a Xiaomi Civi with a slightly faster CPU, the Xiaomi Civi 1S arrives in four colours, three memory configurations and MIUI 13 based on Android 12.
ShiftCam SnapGrip: Accessory turns the Apple iPhone into a camera with a shutter button, a grip, and a larger battery via MagSafe
ShiftCam has announced SnapGrip, an accessory for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series that turns Apple's recent smartphones into an ergonomic compact camera. SnapGrip works using MagSafe, which also allows it to recharge the iPhone to which it is connected.
Firefly ROC-RK3588S-PC: First Rockchip RK3588S-based single-board computer introduced for US$219
Firefly has unveiled the ROC-RK3588S-PC, a single-board computer (SBC) that will be available in multiple memory configurations with up to 32 GB of RAM. Currently, the ROC-RK3588S-PC starts at US$219 and is the first SBC that leverages the Rockchip RK3588S, a cheaper alternative to the RK3588.
Huawei Band 6 receives new features and optimisations with April 2022 update
Huawei has introduced 184.108.40.206 for the Band 6, a software update that makes a few changes to the fitness tracker. Rolling out as a 9.63 MB download, 220.127.116.11 finally brings PIN code availability to the Huawei Band 6, along with the option of waking the display when you touch it.
Windows 11: Microsoft confirms update problem with recent Insider Preview Build
Microsoft has announced workarounds for error code 0xc1900101 that has been affecting recent Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds installations. For some reason, the error code 0xc1900101 appears to be linked to SecretFilterAP.dll, although Microsoft lists other solutions too.
Nintendo Switch: Evidence of Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance emulation leaks for Nintendo Switch Online service
Various leaks have demonstrated that Nintendo is working on expanding its Switch Online service. Soon, Nintendo Switch Online will be capable of emulating Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance classic titles, adding to the N64 and SEGA Mega Drive games that the service can already emulate.
Early signs of the Xiaomi 12S and Xiaomi 12S Pro emerge online
Reportedly, Xiaomi is preparing to launch two more new flagship smartphones in what may be a mid-generation refresh of the Xiaomi 12 series. At least one will feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, an upgraded Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that Qualcomm has not released yet.
Motorola Edge 30 5G: European pricing leaks ahead of early May launch
More details about the Motorola Edge 30 5G have leaked, just a few days after official renders appeared online. Reportedly, the Edge 30 5G will start at €549 in Europe and could launch in just over two weeks.
Garmin Vivosmart 5 launches for US$149.99 with a larger OLED display, replaceable straps and 7 days of battery life
The Garmin Vivosmart 5 has arrived and with a much larger display than its predecessor. Garmin has made other changes too, such as including a physical button and allowing people to change their watch straps if needed. The Vivosmart 5 is orderable from today for US$149.99.
Xiaomi Civi 1S: Stylish design and Snapdragon 778G Plus chipset confirmed before official release
The Civi 1S is Xiaomi's next mid-range smartphone, albeit one that will feature a familiar Snapdragon SoC for Xiaomi fans. The Civi 1S will launch in China tomorrow, where it will debut a new 'Miracle Sunshine' colourway, among other changes from the original Xiaomi Civi.
Vivo X80 Pro: Specifications and official renders arrive ahead of April 25 launch
Next week, Vivo will unveil the X80 series, including the X80 Pro. Ahead of next Monday's announcement, Vivo has shared several official marketing renders that showcase the X80 Pro in three colours. Also, specifications for the upcoming smartphone have leaked that outline the flagship's features.
Google Pixel Watch: Fresh leak showcases curved display, a digital crown and Fitbit integration
A closeup of the Pixel Watch has leaked, just a few weeks ahead of the Google I/O 2022 conference. The Pixel Watch has a curved display, a digital crown and will support Fitbit integrations. The Pixel Watch is not rumoured to be available until October, though.
DJI Mini 3 Pro European pricing leaks as talk of a month delay emerges
Reputedly, DJI is now unable to release the Mini 3 Pro this month. Pricing for the upcoming drone has leaked though, as have more hands-on images showing it from many angles. The Mini 3 Pro is expected to start at €739 in Europen and will rise to €999 with a new RC remote controller.
Over half a dozen Garmin smartwatches leak, including the Venu Sq 2 and Vivomove Trend
It seems that Garmin hopes to release multiple new smartwatches soon, such as the Venu Sq 2 and Vivomove 2. The pair will be joined by the Forerunner 255, Forerunner 255s, Forerunner 955 and the Instinct Analog, among others.
OnePlus Nord N20 5G presented with a sub-US$300 price tag
OnePlus has provided more details about the Nord N20 5G, including its pricing. The North American exclusive will launch with an AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 695 chipset and a 64 MP primary camera, among other features. Unfortunately, the Nord N20 5G will debut with Android 11 too, not Android 12.
Pixel 6a: Google's next mid-range smartphone will not support all Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro camera features, even with the same Google Tensor SoC
Reportedly, Google will reserve some of its latest Pixel camera features for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, even after the Pixel 6a arrives. The Pixel 6a will feature at least of its sibling's cameras though, plus their Google Tensor GS101 chipset.
Apple iPhone 14 series dummy units emerge with no iPhone 14 mini to be seen
Dummy units of the entire iPhone 14 series have leaked online. The units show what the back of the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will look like, plus the new 'Max' model. There is no iPhone 14 mini to be seen, either.
Motorola Moto E32 leaks with a familiar design and four cameras
Renders of the Moto E32 have emerged online, one of many smartphones that Motorola has in the pipeline. The Moto E32 is rumoured to include a 6.6-inch display, plus three rear-facing cameras, among other features.
Intel Arc A770 Graphics: OpenCL performance and specifications emerge ahead of summer 2022 release
The Intel Arc A770 Graphics has appeared on Geekbench, likely the company's first desktop graphics card. Not only has Geekbench offered an insight into the card's performance, it has also confirmed several specifications, including what appears to be its GPU boost clock speed.
Restocked & Reloaded: NVIDIA promotes availability of the GeForce RTX 30 series
NVIDIA has heralded that its RTX 30 series graphics cards are finally available, some 18 months after early models debuted. The campaign points towards the end of NVIDIA's graphics card shortage, although many SKUs remain wildly above MSRP.
Motorola Moto G62 5G and Moto G82 5G details appear online
Motorola is preparing to release another two Moto G smartphones, following the launch of the Moto G52 earlier this week. Both 5G smartphones, the Moto G62 and Moto G82 are rumoured to feature similar specifications, including a Snapdragon 695 chipset.
DJI Mini 3 Pro: Numerous images emerge of upcoming drone and DJI RC controller
Images of the DJI Mini 3 Pro and its interactive controller have leaked online, including images showing the drone in action. The Mini 3 Pro is expected to arrive later this month, but it may not be joined by a cheaper Mini 3 after all.
POCO F4 GT leaks on Geekbench running Android 12 with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 12 GB of RAM
The POCO F4 GT is just over a week away from launching globally, albeit as a re-branded Redmi K50 Gaming Edition. In the meantime, Xiaomi's next POCO-branded flagship has turned up on Geekbench, confirming that it will also launch with Android 12 and at least 12 GB of RAM.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro camera details outlined with no hardware changes from the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are thought to be a few months away from being released. Still, a leaker has revealed information about the cameras expected to feature in both devices and the lack of changes from the current Pixel 6 series.
POCO Watch: Xiaomi's first POCO-branded smartwatch to launch in Europe
Allegedly, Xiaomi has settled on a name for its first POCO smartwatch. While the device may launch in Europe, it could be built by 70mai, rather than Xiaomi or POCO directly.
The Lenovo Legion Y700 is now orderable globally from US$439.99
The Lenovo Legion Y700 can now be ordered outside China, starting at US$439.99. Available from third-party resellers, the 8.8-inch tablet comes with a 120 Hz display and a Snapdragon 870 chipset, plus up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Garmin Epix 2 and Fenix 7 series receive major updates with plenty new features and bug fixes
Garmin has rolled out two new updates to the Epix 2 and Fenix 7 series. Now brought up to Software Version 8.14, the pair have received over 80 changes, including new features and bug fixes. The Epix 2 has benefited from more improvements than the Fenix 7, for some reason.
Xiaomi OLED Vision Smart TV to launch with Android TV 11 and Dolby Vision IQ
According to new rumours, Xiaomi plans to introduce a new Smart TV soon with a 4K OLED panel running Android TV 11. Not only will the Xiaomi OLED Vision Smart TV support Dolby Vision, but it will also be capable of meeting the newer Dolby Vision IQ standard. Accordingly, The Xiaomi OLED Vision Smart TV should do a better job of displaying HDR content than its predecessors, particularly in bright environments.
Oppo A57 5G: New mid-range smartphone introduced with a 90 Hz display and a Dimensity 810 chipset for CNY 1,500 (~US$236)
Oppo has revealed the A57 5G, a CNY 1,500 (~US$236) handset that has a large display and a MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset. The Oppo A57 5G is orderable in China with three colour options, two memory configurations and ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12.
Motorola Edge 30: Official images leak ahead of April release
Official images of the Edge 30 have leaked, seemingly Motorola's mid-range offering in the Edge 30 series. The Motorola Edge 30 is expected to launch later this month with a Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset and a 144 Hz display within a sub-7 mm chassis.
OnePlus 10R launch confirmed for April 28 with 80W SUPERVOOC and 150W SUPERVOOC variants
OnePlus has confirmed that there will be two variants of the OnePlus 10R, underlining that the handset is another version of the Realme GT Neo 3. The OnePlus 10R will launch in India on April 28, exactly a week after the OnePlus Ace debuts in China.
The Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max are still shipping in Certified Refurbished versions of the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16
Apple may have next to no stock of the M1 Pro or M1 Max in most markets, but the SoCs remain available to order in Certified Refurbished versions of the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16. Seemingly the only way to pick up an M1 Pro or M1 Max machine before the summer without resorting to secondhand marketplaces, it should be hard to tell a Certified Refurbished model from its brand new equivalent.
Moto G 5G (2022): Upcoming Motorola mid-range smartphone leaks again with stylus support
It appears that the Moto G 5G (2022) and Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) are the same device but intended for different markets. Accordingly, the Moto G 5G (2022) will launch with a Snapdragon 695 SoC and stylus support, among other features.
Vivo X80: Design and specifications emerge in Google Play Console listing
The Vivo X80 appears to be close to release, following in the footsteps of the X Fold and X Note. Based on a Google Play Console listing, the Vivo X80 will have a 1080p display, a Dimensity 9000 SoC and 8 GB of RAM, plus a curved display.
OnePlus Ace: Release date and design confirmed for China-bound mid-range smartphone
OnePlus has confirmed the launch date of the Ace, a smartphone that will debut in at least two colours. The OnePlus Ace will arrive with three rear-facing cameras, a ribbed design and an iPhone 13-style design. However, the OnePlus Ace may be a Chinese exclusive.
Pico Neo 3 Link: New VR headset lands promising uncompressed video for €449
The Pico Neo 3 Link is a mid-range VR headset that can be used with or without a PC. The VR headset offers a 90 Hz refresh rate, up to 4 hours of battery life and can even stream uncompressed video from a PC via DisplayPort.
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G: Leaked pricing suggests that there will be two memory configurations
Samsung has presented the Galaxy M53 5G, but without revealing how much the handset will cost. Now, third parties have filled the void, and may have confirmed a second memory configuration in the process.
Polar Pacer and Pacer Pro revealed as budget smartwatches with plenty of features
Polar has lifted the lid on the Pacer and Pacer Pro, two smartwatches that come in several colours. Both smartwatches are orderable today, but only the Pacer Pro will ship this month. The Polar Pacer series starts from US$199.95 and is available in other markets.
DJI Inspire 3: Photos of crashed prototype emerge of upcoming Inspire 2 refresh
It seems that DJI is preparing to release the Inspire 3, a follow-up to the ageing Inspire 2. While the Inspire 3 will retain some of its predecessor's features, it could also utilise a more compact chassis, among other changes.
Apple Watch Series 8: Details about body-temperature sensor and watchOS 9 features leak
A new report alleges that a body-temperature sensor is back on for the Watch Series 8, Apple's flagship smartwatch for 2022. The body-temperature sensor will only have limited functionality at launch, but Apple is expected to introduce new health-tracking features and even a new power-saving mode with watchOS 9. Details about why it is taking Apple so long to release an Apple Watch with a blood pressure monitor have also emerged.
OnePlus Ace and OnePlus 10R images appear to confirm that they are the same device
The OnePlus 10R is edging towards a release, even if it is nothing more than a re-branded Realme GT Neo 3. While the OnePlus 10R may be exclusive to India, leaks have confirmed that the device will arrive in China as the OnePlus Ace.
TheA500 Mini: Retro Amiga remake is now orderable with 25 games, a mouse, gamepad and HDMI
TheA500 Mini is a retro take on Commodore's classic console, which comes with peripherals and 25 pre-installed games. Like many retro consoles, it is also possible to expand the game library by downloading compatible games to a USB stick. TheA500 Mini is orderable now in multiple markets, including the US, where it retails for US$139.99.
Apple Dual USB-C Port power adapter leaks with design, wattage and potential pricing outlined
It seems that Apple is preparing to release a new power adapter with two USB Type-C ports. While its release date remains unknown, its design, peak wattage and pricing have emerged.
Samsung to begin One UI 5 beta program in July with over 70 devices rumoured to receive Android 13
Reportedly, Samsung is gearing to upgrade over 70 devices to Android 13 from this autumn onwards. However, the company is slated to open its One UI 5 beta program much earlier, potentially when Android 13 reaches Platform Stability in the summer.
AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT: PowerColor Red Devil graphics card pops up on RRA database ahead of May 10 release
One of AMD's board partners has taken another step towards releasing the Radeon RX 6750 XT, one of three mid-generation refreshes that are expected to launch next month. The Radeon RX 6750 XT will have 12 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and will be sold by PowerColor as a Red Devil graphics card.
Beats Studio Buds: Apple introduces three new colours as Android app receives more features
Apple has released three new colours for the Beats Studio Buds, a cheaper alternative to the AirPods Pro. The Beats Studio Buds now come in six colours, including Sunset Pink. Simultaneously, the Beats app for Android has received new features, courtesy of 'Locate My Beats' functionality.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 specifications, prices and release window emerge
Reputedly, Microsoft is planning to introduce a next-generation Surface Laptop Go this season, but with only minor changes from the current model. Details about the Surface Laptop Go 2's specifications and prices have leaked so far, including that it will start with a 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB memory configuration.
GoPro Hero 10 Black Bones presented as an ultra-light 5.3K camera for FPV drones
GoPro has unveiled the Hero 10 Black Bones, a 54 g camera designed for FPV drones. Currently, the camera is a US exclusive, where it starts at US$399.99. GoPro has revealed the camera's price in other markets though, such as Germany and the UK.
Motorola Moto G52 introduced with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 and a 90 Hz AMOLED display for under €250
Motorola has unveiled the Moto G52, a mid-range smartphone that relies on the Snapdragon 680 chipset. The Moto G52 has a 50 MP primary camera too, along with a 5,000 mAh battery and an AMOLED display that can operate at up to 90 Hz.
Google dLight: Employee only smart lamp detailed in FCC photos
The FCC has published photos of the dLight, a Google work from home (WFH) initiative for its employees. The dLight contains numerous features for sprucing up a home office and is designed for use in video calls. Sadly, Google has no plans to sell the dLight commercially.
Samsung Smart Monitor M8 unboxing shows the Apple Studio Display competitor in detail
Samsung has shared an unboxing of the Monitor M8, its 32-inch and much cheaper alternative to the Apple Studio Display. The Monitor M8 contains plenty of smart features and even a Height Adjustable Stand (HAS), plus a removable webcam.
Apple Studio Display firmware provides clues about the next-generation Mac mini
The launch of the next-generation Mac mini appears to be close, if Apple Studio Display is anything to go by. According to developer Steve Throughton-Smith, the firmware mentions the unreleased mini-PC, which is expected to be considerably more powerful than the existing Apple M1 model.
Garmin Forerunner 245 successors leak as the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 255s
Garmin on replacing the Forerunner 245, a smartwatch that is almost three years old. Reportedly, Garmin will announce Forerunner 245 successors as the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 255s, both in music and non-music/non-Wi-Fi editions.
MINISFORUM Elitemini TH650: Apple Mac mini lookalike is orderable with an Intel Core i5-11260H processor
The MINISFORUM Elitemini TH60 is a powerful mini-PC powered by a 45 W Intel processor. While the Elitemini TH60 resembles the Apple Mac mini, MINISFORUM has included more usable ports, such as DisplayPort and 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, at no extra cost.
Sony Bravia XR 2022 series European pricing announced with a free PlayStation 5 pre-order bonus
Sony has announced pricing of the Bravia XR 2022 series in Europe. Ranging from €1,049 to €6,499, the Bravia XR 2022 series also includes models with Mini LED backlights. In Germany, Sony is offering free PlayStation consoles with some Bravia XR models, too.
WWDC 2022: Apple analyst predicts innovations for iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and watchOS 9, plus an rOS sneak peek for upcoming mixed reality headset
Reportedly, Apple will unveil major updates for all its operating systems at WWDC 2022 in June. Also, the company could even tease rOS, the OS for its mixed reality headset. Unfortunately, neither rOS nor the headset will be ready in time for WWDC 2022, though.
AGON Pro PD32M: AOC and Porsche Design present a 32-inch mini-LED monitor with HDMI 2.1, a 144 Hz refresh rate and DisplayHDR 1400 certification
AOC and Porsche Design have unveiled the AGON Pro PD32M, a stylish external monitor that also packs plenty of gaming-focused features. Not only does the AGON Pro PD32M operate natively at 4K and 144 Hz, it also has mini-LED backlights to ensure a high peak brightness.
Vivo X Note: Flagship Android smartphone launched with a 7-inch Samsung E5 display, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and more
Vivo has unveiled the X Note, a cheaper alternative to the X Fold. The Vivo X Note has a 7-inch display, Qualcomm's latest flagship SoC and impressive camera hardware. The X Note starts at CNY 5,999 (~US$943) in China and will be available in three memory configurations.
Vivo X Fold: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 competitor is official with a 120 Hz LTPO 3.0 folding display, quad Zeiss cameras and dual ultrasonic fingerprint scanners
Vivo has announced the X Fold, its first foldable smartphone. Arguably one of the most exciting foldable smartphones to date, the Vivo X Fold has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, an advanced LTPO OLED folding display and flagship-grade cameras. The Vivo X Fold contains other compelling features too, including support for up to 50 W wireless charging.
Apple to unveil two new Macs at WWDC 2022, including the long-awaited MacBook Air
Purportedly, Apple is already preparing to release two new Mac devices, just a few months after the arrival of the Mac Studio and Studio Display. According to new rumours, WWDC 2022 will be the launch platform for at least the MacBook Air.
Xiaomi 12 Lite: Specifications for upcoming 5G smartphone leak with a blend of Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE and Xiaomi 12X hardware
According to new rumours, Xiaomi is preparing to release the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G with a combination of parts from the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE and the Xiaomi 12X. Tipped to arrive with the Snapdragon 778G, the Xiaomi 12 Lite is thought to contain the same rear-facing cameras as its predecessor too.
Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen4 Plus: 14-inch is finally orderable with 15 W, 28 W and 45 W Intel Alder Lake processors
The ThinkBook 14 Gen4 Plus is now on sale, starting in Malaysia. Unlike many laptops, the ThinkBook 14 Gen4 Plus is configurable with 15 W, 28 W and 45 W Intel Alder Lake processors. Lenovo offers the ThinkBook 14 Gen4 Plus with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 GPU too, among other features.
MediaTek Dimensity 1300 introduced with a 6 nm design, up to 3 GHz clock speeds and support for 200 MP cameras
MediaTek has announced the Dimensity 1300, a 6 nm SoC expected to debut in the OnePlus Nord 2T. The mid-range chipset relies on ARM Cortex-A78 CPU cores and supports up to 200 MP cameras, among other features.
DJI Mini 3: Pricing and a release date leaks for the Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro
Pricing and a potential release date for the Mini 3 series have leaked online. Reportedly, the Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro could be with us later this month but for CNY 3,299 (~US$519) and CNY 4,299 (~US$676), respectively.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro: Global models to launch as the POCO X4 GT and POCO X4 GT Plus as Chinese versions stop by the MIIT
It seems that Xiaomi is preparing to release the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus in China, just a few months after introducing their predecessors. Reputedly, the pair will launch globally not as Redmi Note smartphones but under the POCO X4 series instead. For some reason, this will not be the case in India, where Xiaomi will sell the Redmi Note 12 Pro as the Xiaomi 12X and POCO X4 GT.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro: Images of upcoming smartwatch emerge in multiple styles
Huawei's next smartwatch has leaked ahead of an anticipated launch later this month. The Watch GT 3 Pro will arrive in multiple styles and will resemble the 46 mm version of the Watch GT 3.
Google and iFixit announce DIY repair partnership for Pixel smartphones up to 5 years old
Google will soon allow iFixit to sell replacement OEM parts for Pixel smartphones. Starting with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the repair initiative will include 'common Pixel repairs' like batteries, cameras and displays.
Meta Quest 2 Pro: Next-generation Oculus VR headset rumoured to feature numerous improvements as release window leaks
Reputedly, Meta has settled on releasing a new Oculus Quest headset this year. While not arriving before the summer, the so-called Quest 2 Pro will include changes like mini-LED displays, among other new features.
Next-generation Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip devices to stick with existing biometric security methods
According to reports, Samsung has no plans to bring in-display or ultrasonic fingerprint scanners to next-generation Galaxy Z devices. Instead, the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 will maintain capacitive fingerprint scanners built into their power buttons.
The Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7 is now orderable with a 4K OLED display and Intel Alder Lake processors
Lenovo has finally started selling the Yoga 9i Gen 7, a laptop that the company announced in January. Not only does the Yoga 9i Gen 7 feature Intel's new Alder Lake-P processors, it also contains a 4K OLED display with a 16:10 aspect ratio.
Samsung to address Galaxy Watch4 series shortcoming with next-generation Pro model
Reportedly, Samsung is looking to shake up its smartwatch offering again this year. While the company is preparing to release successors to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, it is rumoured to be developing an entirely new model with a trick up its sleeve.
Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G surfaces on the EEC and FCC with Android 12, MIUI 13 and multiple memory configurations
The Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G has appeared at various certification bodies, including the EEC and FCC. Not only do they point to the device's impending global release, but they also provide a few new specifications and details, including its memory configurations.
Vivo X Fold: Extraordinary pricing leaks as details about dual fingerprint scanners and a second colourway emerge
Vivo will be unveiling the X Fold on April 11, its first foldable smartphone. In the meantime, suspected official pricing has leaked, as has evidence showing a second colourway and how the device's two fingerprint scanners work.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra: Alleged poster detailing release date and Snapdragon Gen 1 Plus chipset gets debunked
An official-looking teaser poster has leaked online for the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, rumoured to be the company's next flagship smartphone. While the poster looks the part, a renowned leaker has their doubts and has called it out as a fake.
PiSquare: Affordable accessory for Raspberry Pi HATs launches for under £10
The PiSquare is an accessory for the Raspberry Pi that allows you to connect HATs wirelessly. Not only is it possible to use a HAT without a physical connection, you can also pair multiple PiSquare units to your Raspberry Pi simultaneously over Wi-Fi.
Optoma UHD55: 4K projector launches with Smart Home integrations and 240 Hz refresh rate support
Optoma has introduced the UHD55, a projector that can create over 300-inch projections at 4K/60 Hz or 1080p/240 Hz. The Optoma UHD55 contains plenty of other features too, including Google Home compatibility, and retails for €1,599.
Realme C31 launches in Europe from €139.99 with two colours and two memory configurations
Realme has started selling the C31 in Europe. Packing a 5,000 mAh battery and a Unisoc T612 SoC, the Realme C31 also has four cameras and is available in two colours. The Realme C31 starts at €139.99 with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.
Realme 9 4G launches in India with the new Samsung ISOCELL HM6 108 MP camera
Realme has expanded the Realme 9 series with a 4G model that includes a few intriguing features. Not only does the Realme 9 utilise the recent Snapdragon 680, it also has the Samsung ISOCELL HM6, another 108 MP camera produced by the company.
Garmin tactix 7 series launched with several improvements from US$1,099.99
Garmin has unveiled the tactix 7, available in Standard, Pro and Pro Ballistics models. Starting at US$1,099.99, the tactix 7 rises to US$1,599.99 for the Pro Ballistics Edition. All models have 1.4-inch displays, long battery life and access to the Connect IQ store.
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G announced with features from the Galaxy A73
Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy M53, the third instalment in this year's Galaxy M series. The Galaxy M53 borrows from the Galaxy A73, not the Galaxy A53, though. Similarities include a 108 MP primary camera, along with the Galaxy A73's 6.7-inch and 120 Hz display.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic gain Samsung Health improvements with their latest updates
Samsung has released a new update to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, still the only smartwatches with Wear OS 3. This month's update arrives as R8xxXXU1FVC8 and contains a few minor changes.
Motorola Moto G Stylus: Upcoming 5G model leaks with a Snapdragon 695 and in a striking colourway
Motorola is preparing to release a new version of the Moto G Stylus, just two months after a 2022 refresh landed. This time, Motorola plans to release a 5G model with a different chipset and in an exciting gradient colour finish.
OnePlus Nord 2T: Leaked renders appear online showcasing a new camera module, two LED flash modules and an alert slider
The OnePlus Nord 2T is on the horizon and it is expected to debut with a MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset. Oddly, OnePlus appears to have settled on a design that will divide opinion and may detract from the handset's other decent features.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G launches in Europe at a discount with a pre-order bonus
Xiaomi has begun offering the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G in Europe, starting at €379.90. Available in three memory configurations, the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G has a Dimensity 920 chipset and a 108 MP camera, among other features.
Honor X8 lands in Europe for €249 with three colour options
Honor has introduced the X8, a smartphone that it unveiled last month. The Honor X8 has a Snapdragon 680 chipset, a 6.7-inch display, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The Honor X8 is available in three colourways, all with the same memory configuration for €249.
Honor X7 arrives in Europe for €199 with a 90 Hz display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset
Honor has brought the X7 to Europe, a 6.74-inch handset that has LPDDR4x RAM, 128 GB of storage and a 90 Hz display. The Honor X7 arrives for €199 in three colours.
Honor Magic4 Lite: Re-badged mid-range smartphone debuts in Europe with a Snapdragon 695 chipset and a 120 Hz display
Honor has introduced the Magic4 Lite, another name for the X9 5G and the X30. Accordingly, the Magic4 Lite has a Snapdragon 695 SoC, 5G connectivity and a 120 Hz display, among other features. Honor will sell the Magic4 Lite in Europe with 6 GB of RAM and in three colours.
Xiaomi Electric Vehicle patent receives approval by CNIPA in China
The CNIPA in China has published a patent approval for a vehicle produced by Xiaomi. Reputedly, Xiaomi will showcase a prototype EV this year before it begins mass-producing EVs in Beijing.
Vivo X Fold arrives on Geekbench with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 12 GB of RAM but fails to set decent performance numbers
The release of the Vivo X Fold is a few days away, ahead of which it has appeared on Geekbench. Benchmarked as the vivo V2178A, the X Fold appears to deliver the lower end of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1's capabilities.
VBook 2023: New Microsoft Surface Pro 8 competitor to launch with a 28 W Intel Alder Lake processor and a dedicated GPU at an affordable price
The VBook 2023 is a new 2-in-1 from VOYO, an affiliated brand of One-netbook. With an Intel Core i7-1260P processor and a dedicated GPU, the VBook 2023 should pack a punch compared to the likes of the Surface Pro 8. Do not let the name confuse you though, the VBook 2023 should be available next month.
ONEXPLAYER mini: New AMD Ryzen model launches globally for US$999 in three memory configurations
One-netbook has introduced a new version of the ONEXPLAYER mini globally. The ONEXPLAYER mini with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U starts at US$999 and is available with 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB of storage. All configurations come with a 1200p display and 16 GB of RAM.
OnePlus Nord N20: Upcoming 5G smartphone to be North American only when it launches next month as specifications and design are confirmed
OnePlus has begun teasing the Nord N20, a 5G smartphone rumoured to be powered by the Snapdragon 695. So far, OnePlus has confirmed a few display details, as well as commenting on the device's release window and availability.
Samsung Galaxy S23 series to launch with MediaTek chipsets in some countries as potential Galaxy S22 FE launch window emerges
According to reports, Samsung and MediaTek's collaboration is set to extend to the Galaxy S series smartphones, starting this summer with the Galaxy S22 FE. Purportedly, Samsung will even release members of the Galaxy S23 series with Exynos chipsets, but perhaps only in one major market.
Beats Studio Buds: Leaked images show Apple's US$149.99 earbuds in three new colours
Apple will be refreshing the Beats Studio Buds soon, as it did with the iPhone 13 series. While Apple offered the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro in a single new colour, the Beats Studio Buds will receive three new colour options.
Motorola Edge 30 Lite specifications leak with a 120 Hz display, a Snapdragon 695 SoC and more for compact mid-range smartphone
The Edge 30 Lite has leaked, and it could be much smaller than the Edge 20 Lite or the new Edge 30 Pro. Reportedly, the Edge 30 Lite has a 6.28-inch display mated to a Snapdragon 695 chipset, plus a 64 MP primary camera. The Edge 30 Lite will even support a 120 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
Xiaomi POCO M4 5G: Render leaks for upcoming Dimensity 700 powered smartphone
A render showcasing the POCO M4 5G has leaked, outlining some changes from the POCO M3. The POCO M4 5G is rumoured to house the Dimensity 700 and a 6.58-inch IPS panel powered by a 5,000 mAh battery. The device appears to have two LED flashes too, for some reason.
Huawei Watch Buds: A future smartwatch from Huawei could feature a pair of built-in earbuds
A new trademark application has offered an insight into the future of Huawei wearables. Filed with the EU, the Watch Buds would be Huawei's first smartwatch with built-in earbuds. While the idea is not new, no other major smartwatch manufacturer has sought to combine the two product categories to date.
Xiaomi 12 fails to impress in DxOMark camera tests as it trades blows with the Apple iPhone 12
The Xiaomi 12 may rely on the Sony IMX766 for the brunt of its camera chops, but it turns out that its telephoto and ultra-wide-angle sensors let the side down. Unable to compete with the Xiaomi 12 Pro, the Xiaomi 12 only musters slightly better camera performance than the iPhone 12, not the newer iPhone 13 or other flagships like the Pixel 6.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 remain on track for a 2022 release as rumours emerge of low AirPods 3 demand and poor sales
Reportedly, Apple has rethought its AirPods strategy after lower than expected AirPods 3 sales. While the AirPods Pro 2 is tipped to launch later this year, Apple will not repeat the move of continuing to sell the original AirPods Pro alongside its new earbuds, as it has done with the AirPods 3.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite: Leaked specifications and renders confirm Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset and many similarities with the Realme 9 Pro, Realme V25 and the vivo iQOO Z6
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite has leaked again, this time with its full specifications and a render. Unsurprisingly, OnePlus is borrowing from other BBK Electronics subsidiaries again, with the Realme 9 Pro, Realme V25 and the vivo iQOO Z6 being the inspiration this time.
Dynabook announces the Portégé X40-K, a stylish laptop with powerful processors and upgradability
Dynabook has unveiled the Portégé X40-K, a 14-inch laptop powered by 28 W processors. The Portégé X40-K also has more upgrade and configuration options than most laptops, in part thanks to its SO-DIMM RAM. The Portégé X40-K has other tricks up its sleeve too, including two Thunderbolt 4 ports.
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4S revealed to combat the global chip shortage
There is a new Raspberry Pi Compute Module in town with the SO-DIMM form factor. The Compute Module 4S combines the Broadcom BCM2711 from the Compute Module 4 and Compute Module 4 Lite in the size of a Compute Module 3+. Moving back to the SO-DIMM form factor presents problems for HDMI and Ethernet connectivity, though.
Eufy Smart Scale P2 Pro: New smart scale launches with Apple Health, Google Fit and Fitbit support
Eufy has revealed the Smart Scale P2 Pro, a smart scale that can calculate numerous health metrics. The Smart Scale P2 Pro relies on the EufyLife app but also supports Apple Health, Google Fit and Fitbit.
Intel ACM-G12 GPU discovered with 16 Xe cores and 256 EUs
Intel could have a third Arc Graphics chip in the pipeline, having announced the ACM-G10 and ACM-G11 so far. The ACM-G12 will be a less powerful alternative to the ACM-G10, which powers A700 and A500 laptop graphics cards.
Garmin Forerunner 955: Smartwatch leaks again in regular and Solar variants
The Garmin Forerunner 955 has leaked again, three months after its first appearance on Garmin Australia's website. The smartwatch could launch as soon as this month and should be available in a Solar variant.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3: Specifications, colours and pricing details emerge ahead of April release
A retailer has leaked the Momentum True Wireless 3, Sennheiser's next flagship TWS earbuds. The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 will arrive in multiple colours and for a competitive price.
Samsung drops the Galaxy S20 FE 2022 in South Korea
Samsung may have released the Galaxy S21 FE, but it has decided to give its predecessor a 2022 refresh. While the Galaxy S20 FE 2022 is cheaper than the original model, hardly anything separates the pair.
Vivo Pad, X Fold and X Note live images emerge before next week's launch
All of Vivo's upcoming mobile devices have leaked in hands-on pictures. While the X Fold and X Note look as the company has presented them in marketing images, the Vivo Pad has much thicker display bezels. The trio will launch in China on April 11.
Motorola Edge 30 specifications leak ahead of anticipated release later this month
Reportedly, Motorola is preparing to release the Edge 30, a mid-range alternative to the Edge 30 Pro and Edge 30 Ultra. Still, the Edge 30 is rumoured to feature some interesting features, including a 144 Hz refresh rate and dual 50 MP cameras.
Intel NUC Studio 12 Pro: Wall Street Canyon mini-PC leaks with Alder Lake-P processors and upgrade options
Intel's next-generation NUC mini-PCs are on their way, with one codenamed 'Wall Street Canyon'. Likely to draw comparisons with the Apple Mac Studio, 'Wall Street Canyon' has numerous upgrade options and will ship with Intel Alder Lake-P processors.
Polar Pacer Pro: Marketing images emerge showcasing upcoming smartwatch in four colours
The Polar Pacer Pro has leaked, seemingly the more expensive version of the upcoming Pacer smartwatch. The Pacer and Pacer Pro may share quite a few features, although the Pacer Pro may arrive with more premium materials.
LG confirms Android 12 updates for three more smartphones this quarter
LG has announced its Android 12 upgrade plans for this quarter, but only for three devices. The timescale is likely to apply to handsets sold in South Korea too, not worldwide. By contrast, other LG smartphones will have to make do with Android security patch updates.
Xiaomi Redmi Curved Monitor 30" revealed with plenty of gaming features, including a 200 Hz refresh rate
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Curved Monitor 30", an ultra-wide monitor with a 200 Hz refresh rate and a WFHD resolution. The gaming monitor offers high colour space coverage too, along with AMD FreeSync Premium support and HDMI 2.1 connectivity for high refresh rate gaming.
Yamaha TY-E 2.0: New electric trial bike arrives with more than twice the battery power of its predecessor
Yamaha has presented the TY-E 2.0, an electric trial bike that offers up to twice the battery life of its predecessor. The Yamaha TY-E 2.0 is expected to be used this summer at the FIM Trial World Championship 2022.
Vivo X Fold: More specifications emerge as Indian launch confirmed
It seems that the Vivo X Fold could be coming to more markets than just China. Also, a leaked product poster has confirmed almost all X Fold specifications, including the presence of third-generation LTPO backplane technology. The Vivo X Fold will have some serious camera hardware too, and will debut on April 11.
ASUS Tinker Edge R: Raspberry Pi competitor with an NPU and an RK3399 Pro SoC launches
ASUS has released the Tinker Edge R, another single-board computer (SBC) by the company. The 100 x 72 mm SBC is compatible with Android and Debian and relies on a Rockchip RK3399 Pro SoC. ASUS equips the Tinker Edge R with 16 GB of eMMC flash storage too, and a small fan, among other features.
DJI Mini 3 Pro hands-on video emerges with redesign, a larger battery, cameras and more shown
DJI’s next compact drone series has leaked again as the company prepares to replace the Mini 2 series. This time, a hands-on video showcasing the Mini 3 Pro has appeared online, confirming previous rumours about the upcoming drone.
Retro Lite CM4: Gaming handheld based on a Raspberry Pi debuts with a familiar design
The Retro Lite CM4 is a handheld games console based around the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. With a 5.5-inch display, an anodised aluminium housing and a 4,000 mAh battery, the Retro Lite CM4 resembles a Nintendo Switch Lite and can run Dreamcast or PSP games at full speed.
The F(x)tec Pro1-X takes a step closer to shipping but it may miss its April 2022 target date
The F(x)tec Pro1-X continues its glacial pace to market, having been introduced in late 2020. While F(x)tec’s production update may be promising, it is unlikely to deliver on its April 2022 shipment estimate. F(x)tec is not yet ready to provide final shipping and deliver timelines either.
Xiaomi Gaming Mouse Lite is now orderable globally without breaking the bank
The Xiaomi Gaming Mouse Lite is finally available outside China, and still at an affordable price. The Gaming Mouse Lite has five DPI presets up to 6,200 DPI and a 1,000 Hz polling rate, among other features. Xiaomi equips the Gaming Mouse Lite with a Pixart 3327 optical sensor too, as well as RGB lighting.
Apple releases interim updates for HomePod 15, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 and watchOS 8
Apple has updated its suite of operating systems once again, having only recently released major revisions for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 and watchOS 8. Supposedly, the interim updates improve iPhones and iPads in some areas, while making adjustments to other devices too.
Garmin Fenix 6 series receives a substantial update including support for Connect IQ system 5
Garmin has issued a new update for the Fenix 6 series that introduces plenty of changes to the former flagship smartwatch. Rolling out as version 20.82, the update adds support for Connect IQ system 5 and an Endurance Horseback Riding Activity, among other changes.
Garmin Forerunner 945 benefits from Fenix 7 features with its latest extensive software update
Thanks to its latest software update, the Forerunner 945 has gained several features from the Fenix 7. The update, which arrives as software version 9.56, is available to download now from Garmin’s website.
DJI Mini 3: Leaked accessory hints at approaching launch of the Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro
The DJI Mini 3 series is edging closer to release, seemingly as multiple models. While DJI is silent on the matter, a retailer has lifted the lid on a few Mini 3-series related details. Some third-party accessories may not ship until the end of next month, though.
Xiaomi Smart Speaker with IR control, Google Assistant and Chromecast is now orderable globally
Xiaomi’s L05G smart speaker is now purchasable globally for an affordable price. Not only does the smart speaker support IR remote controls, it also has Google Chromecast built-in for Google Assistant functionality.
Motorola Moto G52 4G leaks as renders and specifications emerge
The Moto G52 4G has leaked, expected to be one of two Moto G52 models that Motorola has up its sleeve. The Moto G52 4G is tipped to launch with a Snapdragon 680 4G chipset, a 50 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery. The Moto G52 4G will also have an OLED and 90 Hz display, unlike the Moto G51.
Intel unveils its first Arc Desktop Limited Edition graphics card
Not only has Intel revealed its inaugural laptop GPUs, it has only teased an upcoming desktop version. Supposedly due this summer, the graphics card will be a limited edition model, for some reason.
Fast charging issue identified in watchOS 8.5 for the Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch Series 7
The watchOS 8.5 update appears to be breaking fast charging on the Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch Series 7. Experiences vary, but some third-party chargers have stopped working completely.
Intel Arc A770M die size confirmed with TSMC 6 nm node helping the new GPU to offer 21.7 billion transistors and 13.5 TFLOPs of performance
The Arc A770M is Intel's most powerful laptop GPU and could be an alternative to upper mid-range solutions like the AMD Radeon RX 6800M, the Apple M1 Max and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. The Intel Arc A770M will be available in laptops from this summer onwards.
Polar Pacer leaks with a familiar design and perhaps even an OLED display
Polar has another smartwatch in the works as it looks to return to its Pacer brand. The Polar Pacer will launch in multiple colours and with a design that draws similarities with the Vantage V2. The Polar Pacer could be closer to the Polar Unite in price, though.
GPD P2 Max 2022: Refreshed compact laptop is finally orderable with an Intel Jasper Lake processor
GPD has started selling the P2 Max 2022, some three months after it unveiled the machine. The P2 Max 2022 comes with a 2.5K display, an Intel Jasper Lake processor and 16 GB of RAM, but at quite the cost. The P2 Max 2022 builds on the original P2 Max, which GPD launched in 2019.
Dyson Zone: Dyson insists its headphones-cum-air purifier is not an April Fool despite its obvious shortcomings
Dyson has gained plenty of attention with the Dyson Zone, a pair of headphones that have a built-in air purifier. While novel, it appears that the technology behind the wearable is outdated and does not reflect current public health practices post-pandemic.
Vivo X Note: Numerous specifications confirmed ahead of April 11 launch, including a feature borrowed from OnePlus
Vivo and JD.com have confirmed several specifications about the X Note, one of two upcoming flagship Vivo smartphones. Not only have the pair outlined what hardware to expect from the Vivo X Note, they have also detailed the various colours in which the handset will be available.
Ming-Chi Kuo rules out the return of Touch ID for flagship Apple iPhones
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Touch ID will not make an appearance in the iPhone 15 or iPhone 16 series in any form. On the contrary, Apple will continue to develop its Face ID hardware, which may reach under-display status by the iPhone 15 Pro series anyway.
Dell Latitude 5330 revealed with 16:9 displays, soldered RAM and plenty of configuration options
Dell has unveiled the Latitude 5330, the entry-level option in its new Latitude 5000 series. The Latitude 5330 features 15 W Intel Alder Lake processors, soldered RAM and 16:9 display options, along with a choice between laptop and 2-in-1 form factors.
Dell Latitude 5430: 14-inch laptop refreshed with Intel Alder Lake processors and numerous display options
Dell has showcased the Latitude 5430, one of three Latitude 5000 machines that the company has revealed today. Only available as a 14-inch machine, the Latitude 5430 features modern Intel processors but with an older design that has 16:9 displays.
Dell Latitude 5530: 15.6-inch laptop revealed with up to 28 W Intel Alder Lake processors, a 4K display and an NVIDIA GeForce MX450
Dell has announced the Latitude 5530, the largest Latitude 5000 machine revealed today. The Latitude 5530 is also the only member of the Latitude 5000 series with 28 W processors, a 4K display and an optional dedicated GPU.
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 arrives with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 and a 144 Hz display
The Black Shark 5 is one of three new Black Shark smartphones released today. The gaming smartphone relies on the older Snapdragon 870, which Xiaomi has paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash storage. The Black Shark 5 starts at CNY 2,799 (~US$440) and costs up to CNY 3,299 (~US$518) with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro refreshed as the Black Shark 5 RS with an SSD and UFS 3.1 storage
Xiaomi has announced the Black Shark 5 RS, a smartphone that shares more in common with the Black Shark 4 Pro than the Black Shark 5 Pro. Accordingly, the Black Shark 5 RS retains the Black Shark 4 Pro's design, cameras, battery and chipset, among other features.
Xiaomi MIUI code points towards impending Leica partnership as new Xiaomi 12 Ultra camera details leak
Xiaomi has added support for Leica camera filters in its MIUI Gallery Editor app. The additions imply that Xiaomi is laying the groundwork for a collaboration with the legendary Leica, which may bear fruit with the Xiaomi 12 Ultra or the MIX 5 Pro.
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro presented with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and a 108 MP triple camera
Xiaomi has unveiled its latest gaming smartphone, the Black Shark 5 Pro. The flagship handset has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, plenty of gaming features and an SSD for ultra-fast transfer speeds. Supposedly, the Black Shark 5 Pro has an advanced cooling system too, along with a 108 MP camera set up.
Leak reveals Intel Arc Alchemist specifications up to the Arc A770M with 32 Xe cores, 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM and a 150 W TGP
Numerous specifications for Intel's first dedicated laptop GPUs have leaked, detailing the A350M through to the A770M. Based on the leak, Intel plans to release five Arc Graphics chips as it looks to take some of AMD and NVIDIA's market share.
Samsung confirms Galaxy A13, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A73 5G chipsets with two Exynos and two Snapdragon SoCs to be had in this year's Galaxy A series
It has taken Samsung a while, but it has detailed what chipsets power the Galaxy A13, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A73 5G. Disappointingly, Samsung has re-used older Exynos and Snapdragon SoCs, but there are some newer options available.
OnePlus 10R: Leaked renders confirm lazy Realme GT Neo3 rebranding
Renders of the OnePlus 10R have leaked, just over a month before OnePlus is expected to reveal the handset. Unfortunately for OnePlus fans, the OnePlus 10R is nothing more than a Realme GT Neo3 with a OnePlus logo on it.
OnePlus Nord 2T: Leaked specifications confirm MediaTek Dimensity chipset upgrade and a feature borrowed from the OnePlus 10 Pro
The OnePlus Nord 2T has leaked again, with OnePlus set to launch the OnePlus 10 Pro globally tomorrow. Reputedly, the OnePlus Nord 2T will contain one of MediaTek's latest Dimensity chipsets, plus a few other enticing features like 80 W fast charging.
Vivo X Fold: Design and camera details confirmed by new teasers ahead of April 11 launch
Vivo has showcased the X Fold on social media, its first foldable smartphone. The Vivo X Fold will arrive on April 15 with numerous Zeiss-branded cameras and an eye-catching design, among other features.
Xiaomi Paper Book Pro II launches with an E-ink display that has a 300 PPI pixel density
Xiaomi has released another eReader, marketed as the Paper Book Pro II. According to Xiaomi, its new eReader features a 7.8-inch E-ink display that supports colour temperature adjustments and provides a 300 PPI pixel density.
Sony PlayStation Plus rebranded as an Xbox Game Pass competitor with cloud gaming and a 700-strong game library
Sony has announced a PlayStation Plus rebrand to bring it in line with Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass offering. Starting in June, PlayStation Plus will split into Essential, Extra and Premium tiers that cost up to US$119.99 annually. There will also be a Deluxe package for markets that do not support cloud streaming yet.
More hints about face unlock for the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro emerge
Google could be bringing face unlock to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro after all. The feature seemed destined to be ready in time for the Pixel 6 series' launch, although it would not be as accurate or secure as the functionality that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL support.
Xiaomi rolls out new updates to the Mi A3 in Europe and other markets
Xiaomi has released new software updates for the Mi A3 on its global and European branches. The two updates, distributed as V18.104.22.168.RFQEUXM and V22.214.171.124.RFQMIXM, are available as OTA or recovery files.
ONEXPLAYER mini refreshed again with a new Intel processor option from the Alder Lake family and a unique special edition design
One-netbook has showcased a new version of the ONEXPLAYER mini, now based on the Intel Alder Lake platform. Still paired to a 7-inch and 1200p display, the ONEXPLAYER mini also comes with LPDDR5 RAM and 100 W charger support.
Xiaomi Redmi 10 5G launched with a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, a 90 Hz display and a 50 MP camera
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi 10 5G, an affordable smartphone with a 90 Hz display, three cameras and a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset. Xiaomi will sell the Redmi 10 5G in two colours and will ship it with MIUI 13 based on Android 12.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G arrives globally with 120 W charging, a MediaTek Dimensity 920 and a 120 Hz display
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G globally, having unveiled the smartphone as the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge in India. Hence, the global edition has a 120 Hz display, a MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC and a 4,500 mAh battery that it can recharge in 15 minutes, among other features. Xiaomi will sell the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G in three colours and memory configurations.
Redmi Note 11S 5G: Xiaomi releases MediaTek Dimensity 810 backed smartphone with a 5,000 mAh battery and a 50 MP AI triple camera
Xiaomi has launched a new version of the Redmi Note 11S, which now supports 5G connectivity. The Redmi Note 11S 5G also has a MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 50 MP AI triple camera set up. Unfortunately, the Redmi Note 11S 5G will debut with Android 11, not Android 12.
Xiaomi Redmi 10A launches with a sprinkling of the Redmi 9A for CNY 649 (~US$102)
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi 10A, another budget smartphone and one that contains the same chipset as its predecessor. The Redmi 10A is available with up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, plus a 5,000 mAh battery and a 720p display.
GPD Win Max 2 revealed as a potential Steam Deck competitor thanks to AMD Ryzen 7 6800U APU
GPD has unveiled the Win Max 2, a large gaming handheld with a built-in keyboard. Not only will GPD sell the Win Max 2 with the Intel Core i7-1280P, but it will also be available with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U that has the Radeon 680M. The Win Max 2 has a 2.5K display and LPDDR5 RAM too.
Huawei Watch GT 2: March update brings a few optimisations to global model
Huawei has issued a new update to the Watch GT 2 globally. According to Huawei, Lite OS 126.96.36.199 makes modest improvements, reflected in its 80 MB file size. Huawei is distributing Lite OS 188.8.131.52 now through the Huawei Health app.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 rumoured to feature unchanged designs from their predecessors
This year, Samsung is expected to increase its presence in the foldable smartphone market with a third handset. However, the successors of the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 are now tipped to resemble last year's models. While there will be internal changes, neither the Galaxy Z Fold4 nor the Galaxy Z Flip4 will make any improvements from their predecessor's form factors.
DJI Mavic 3s rumoured specifications emerge with a few changes from the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine
Rumours about a successor to the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine have leaked, courtesy of DroneXL. Reputedly, the Mavic 3s will contain several upgrades over last year's drones and could launch later this year.
GPD Win Max 2: Gaming handheld to launch with an Intel Core i7-1280P processor among other upgrades
GPD has started teasing the Win Max 2, a gaming handheld that will feature a 28 W Intel Alder Lake processor, 32 GB of RAM and a 10.1-inch display. Like its predecessors, the Win Max 2 will sport a built-in keyboard and gaming controls.
Intel Core i9-12900KS: Intel's most powerful Alder Lake-S processor launches at a lower than expected price
Intel has launched the Core i9-12900KS, its most powerful Alder Lake-S desktop processor. Not only has Intel outlined how much the Core i9-12900KS costs, but also when it will be available to order. Allegedly, Intel and its partners will sell the Core i9-12900KS worldwide as a boxed processor and in pre-built systems.
GPD XP Plus: New gaming handheld specifications announced with a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chosen instead of the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
GPD has revealed details about the GPD XP Plus, an update on the GPD XP that the company already sells. Purportedly, Qualcomm's high prices and restrictions policy forced GPD to adopt the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 rather than the Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 that it had wanted to use.
Studio Display to remain Apple's cheapest external monitor with 24-inch and 4.5K option ruled out
The Studio Display is considerably more expensive than other 27-inch monitors. However, rumour has it that Apple has no plans to release a cheaper and 4.5K option, contrary to earlier reports. Instead, Apple will focus on bringing a 7K successor to the Pro Display XDR.
Samsung Galaxy S22: Exynos 2200 model fails miserably in battery tests
The Exynos 2200 has failed to impress in DxOMark's battery tests of the Galaxy S22. The Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra fare better, but none set the world alight when mated to Samsung's in-house silicon.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360: New compact Chromebook combines a 2.5K display with an Intel Celeron N4100 for £419
Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Chromebook 2 360, which will be available from the middle of April. The Chromebook will start at £419 but comes with optional LTE connectivity and 128 GB of storage for an £80 surcharge. The Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 has a 2.5K and 350 nit display, too.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti: Custom cards to feature up to a 3.5-slot design as 3x 8-pin power connector leaks to cover monstrous power requirements
More details about the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti have emerged, a few days before the card's rumoured announcement and release. NVIDIA's partners will sell the RTX 3090 Ti with up to a 3.5-slot design, while the card's power requirements call for new power cables.
Xiaomi 12 Lite: Geekbench confirms Android 12 and Snapdragon 778G details as European and global MIUI 13 builds discovered
The Xiaomi 12 Lite is on the horizon, but with the chipset from the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE. Seemingly, Xiaomi plans to release the Xiaomi 12 Lite globally and will sell a European-only variant. The Xiaomi 12 Lite should run Android 12 out of the box too, mirroring the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12 Pro.
The Pixel Watch and Wear OS 3 may not be ready until the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro launch event in October
Jon Prosser has dashed hopes that the Pixel Watch could launch in time for spring 2022. Instead, the leaker claims that Google has pushed the device's formal release way back to October, when it will also unveil the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. The change in plans does not look good for Wear OS 3, either.
Official Vivo Pad images arrive confirming the tablet's design and accessories
Vivo has started teasing the Vivo Pad, an Android tablet expected to launch with the Snapdragon 870. The Vivo Pad will launch with a detachable keyboard accessory and stylus support, plus a thin design like many other Android tablets.
Newegg confirms missing Intel Core i9-12900KS specifications and US pricing with product listing
Newegg has started selling the Intel Core i9-12900KS ahead of its official release. In doing so, the retailer has seemingly confirmed the processor's final pricing and its remaining specifications.
Vivo X Fold: Teaser for upcoming foldable smartphone lands as company confirms March 28 announcement
Vivo has taken another step towards revealing the X Fold, its inaugural foldable smartphone. The Vivo X Fold will follow the form factor of many existing foldable smartphones like the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Mate X2.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra camera details emerge ahead of spring 2022 release
According to reports, Xiaomi will not equip its next flagship smartphone with as many rear-facing cameras as leaked renders suggest. Instead, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will debut with a triple camera and auxiliary imaging sensors, among other features.
Xiaomi confirms Redmi Note 11 Pro+ global launch date as specifications and prices leak
The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ is finally leaving China, having been released in Xiaomi's home market last year. The Dimensity 920-powered smartphone will debut later this month with a 108 MP camera and 120 W fast charging. European pricing has leaked too, positioning the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ as a powerful mid-range handset.
Rumoured 15-inch Apple MacBook may not arrive under the MacBook Air banner
More details about Apple's rumoured 15-inch MacBook have emerged online, courtesy of Ming-Chi Kuo. Despite featuring a more power-hungry panel, the 15-inch model could ship with the same 30 W power brick as the MacBook Air 13.
The Pixel 6a could be back on for a May announcement at Google I/O 2022
New rumours claim that the Pixel 6a and Pixel Watch could both make appearances at Google I/O 2022 in May. Unfortunately, we may only be treated to a fleeting visit from the Pixel Watch, while it could take the Pixel 6a another two months before it begins shipping.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus: Release window revealed as details about launch partners also leak
Reportedly, Qualcomm will reveal the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus earlier in the year than its predecessor. Set to launch alongside new Snapdragon 700 series chipsets, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus could debut in flagship smartphones this summer, albeit still on TSMC 4 nm nodes.
OnePlus Pad 5G: Pricing and specifications emerge for upcoming Android 12 tablet
According to new reports, OnePlus is close to releasing its first tablet. Thought to be called the OnePlus Pad 5G, the tablet is expected to arrive with plenty of enticing features and at a relatively affordable price.
iFixit clarifies Mac Studio upgrade potential as it also tears down Studio Display
Teardown experts iFixit have got to the bottom of the Mac Studio and the state of its upgradability. The website has also investigated the Studio Display, which shares a few similarities with the 24-inch iMac.
MSI CreatorPro M series announced from €1,599 with Intel Alder Lake and Tiger Lake processors
MSI has revealed the CreatorPro M series, consisting of 15-inch, 16-inch and 17-inch models. While the trio feature new NVIDIA RTX GPUs, they have different processors, displays and I/O. The CreatorPro M15, M16 and M17 all start at €1,599, though.
MSI CreatorPro Z17 arrives with HDMI 2.1 and dual Thunderbolt 4 ports for €3,499
MSI has unleashed the CreatorPro Z17, a 17-inch professional laptop with a Core i7-12700H or a Core i9-12900H processor. The CreatorPro Z17 features the NVIDIA RTX A3000 and RTX A5500 GPU too, plus a 165 Hz and 17-inch display.
MSI CreatorPro Z16P: Intel Alder Lake-based laptop debuts with new NVIDIA RTX A3000 and RTX A5500 GPUs
MSI may have launched many new laptops today, but has also announced the CreatorPro Z16P, a professional alternative to the Creator Z16P revealed in January. The CreatorPro Z16P will be available with two new NVIDIA workstation GPUs, along with Core i7-12700H and Core i9-12900H processors.
Motorola teases 125 W smartphone charger for upcoming Moto handset
Motorola is preparing to release a Moto-branded smartphone that supports 125 W fast-charging. The destination for Motorola's charging technology remains unannounced, although it is expected to find its way into the long-awaited Motorola 'Frontier'.
NVIDIA unveils new workstation and studio GPUs with up to 24.7 TFLOPs of performance
NVIDIA may not have released the RTX 3090 Ti yet, but it has showcased six new workstation and studio GPUs. Ranging from the RTX A500 to the RTX A5500, all the new GPU options rely on NVIDIA's Ampere architecture.
Vivo Pad: Marketing image leaks showcasing detachable keyboard case, a stylus and a large camera housing
It seems that Vivo is moving ever closer to releasing a tablet, rumoured to be called the Vivo Pad. Based on the leaked image, Vivo will offer the Vivo Pad with a detachable keyboard and a stylus, allowing it to double as a laptop replacement when needed.
The entry-level Apple iPad could finally be getting a redesign in 2023
Reportedly, Apple will release a redesigned iPad with a larger display, but not until 2023. Presumably the 11th generation model, this would mean that the iPad (10th Gen) would arrive later this year sporting the same design that Apple released in 2019 with the iPad (7th Gen).
Apple rumoured to have a larger MacBook Air in the works for next year
According to a reliable source, Apple is developing a larger MacBook Air to complement this year's 13-inch model. The report tallies with one published last year by Mark Gurman and would mark a significant change for the MacBook Air series.
MSI Prestige 14 EVO: Intel Alder Lake refresh announced from US$929
MSI has revealed a refreshed Prestige 14 EVO, a 14-inch laptop now based on Intel Alder Lake processors. Starting at US$929, the Prestige 14 EVO will cost up to US$1,299 with a Core i7-1280P, 32 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD.
MSI Prestige 14 upgraded to Intel Alder Lake processors and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU
MSI has refreshed the Prestige 14, which now features up to the Core i7-1260P and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU. The new Prestige 14 packs plenty of other hardware too, including a 52 Wh battery that supports 100 W charging and dual Thunderbolt 4 ports.
MSI Modern 14: New model for 2022 unveiled with Intel Core i3-1215U and Core i5-1235U processors
MSI has announced an upgraded Modern 14, which now relies on Intel Alder Lake processors. Restricted to 15 W parts, the Modern 14 also only comes with one memory configuration and two colourways. The new MSI Modern 14 starts at US$699 and rises to US$799 with a Core i5-1235U processor.
ECOVACS Deebot X1: Three new robot vacuums launched with 5,000 Pa of suction power and auto-emptying docks
ECOVACS has released the Deebot X1 Plus, Deebot X1 Pro and the Deebot X1 Pro, all robot vacuums that deliver up to 5,000 Pa of suction power. The trio are orderable now and come with numerous features, including auto-emptying docks.
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G teased as specifications and Geekbench appearance leak with references to the MediaTek Dimensity 900
It appears that Samsung is on the verge of revealing the Galaxy M53 5G, another mid-range smartphone and likely a more expensive alternative to the Galaxy M23 5G and Galaxy M53 5G. While the company has teased the device's arrival for later this week, specifications and a Geekbench listing have leaked online.
Stylish concept images reveal a more realistic look at the next-generation Apple MacBook Air
Reportedly, Apple will not launch the next MacBook Air until the second half of 2022. However, ZONEofTECH has shared concept images of what this year's MacBook Air could look like that differ from those that have been published previously. The changes include a more rounded design that is closer to the MacBook Pro 15 and MacBook Pro 16, among other things.
PrimeBook Circular: Prime Computer reveals Framework Laptop alternative with a 13.9-inch display and modular components
Prime Computer has announced the PrimeBook Circular, a modern laptop with modular components. Available with various processors from the Intel Celeron 6305 to the Core i7-1185G7, the PrimeBook Circular has a 77 Wh battery, a 3,000 x 2,000-pixel touchscreen display and weighs 1.5 kg. The PrimeBook Circular comes with 3-years manufacturer's warranty by default, too.
Samsung reveals Galaxy M23 5G and Galaxy M33 5G pricing in Europe
Samsung has confirmed the prices of the Galaxy M23 5G and Galaxy M33 5G, two of its latest mid-range smartphones. The pair will be in available in the Eurozone in three colours, but only one memory configuration.
PlayStation 5 to finally receive HDMI 2.1 VRR support as Sony releases updates for the PS4 and PS5
It has taken Sony a while, but it has confirmed that VRR will be available via HDMI 2.1 on the PlayStation 5. Variable Refresh Rate will be available system-wide, so existing games will not need updating. Sony's VRR announcement comes as the company has released a new update for the PS4 and the PS5.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra: New launch dates and availability posed as mythological codename leaks
Xiaomi may have just released the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro globally, but attention has turned to the prospect of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. According to new rumours, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra may arrive later than expected and could mirror the MIX 4 in its availability.
Insta360 ONE RS: New action camera launches with three lens options to battle the DJI Action 2 and the GoPro Hero 10 Black
Insta360 has introduced the ONE RS, an action camera that supports three lenses and starts at just US$299.99. The Insta360 ONE RS features the company's new RS core too, and is orderable now.
Garmin's next smartwatch could feature a cheaper and more efficient OLED display with solar-powered charging
Garmin is taking more steps to reduce the costs of OLED displays in its smartwatches. Purportedly, the company's patented technology could so make its OLED displays more efficient than the ones in the Venu 2 Plus.
Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.52 released as developer hints at expansion pack
CD Projekt Red has begun rolling out Patch 1.52 for Cyberpunk 2077, likely its last game running REDengine. The company has confirmed that it will still release an expansion pack for Cyberpunk 2077 too.
Xiaomi Automobile to showcase first prototype EV later this year
Reportedly, Xiaomi is preparing to showcase its first EV as early as this year. While the company is not expected to begin mass-producing vehicles for another two years, it could have a prototype model ready for delectation by the autumn.
Samsung 'Galaxy S30 Ultra 6G' smartphone patent borrows from the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha
Samsung has been expanding its foldable smartphone offerings of late, but it is also working on designs with wrap-around displays. In a nod to the Mi Mix Alpha and Mate 30 Pro, Samsung has patented a futuristic smartphone with no volume buttons whose design also mimics the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
LG ProBeam DBF510P: Laser projector launches with a 1200p resolution and webOS 4.5 for €2,799
LG has announced the ProBeam DBF510P, a laser projector that runs webOS 4.5. The ProBeam DBF510P will be available in the Eurozone later this month for €2,799 as a cheaper option than the DBU510P.
LG ProBeam DBU510P: Pricing and availability of 4K laser projector announced
LG has announced pricing and availability for the ProBeam DBU510P, which the company will release later this month. The ProBeam DBU510P relies on a laser light source that should last up to 20,000 hours and runs webOS 4.5, among other features.
Huawei Watch GT Runner: Inaugural update arrives for recent smartwatch with bug fixes and a new feature
Huawei has started rolling out the first update for the global version of the Watch GT Runner. Issued as HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206, the update introduces a new feature to the 1.43-inch smartwatch and squashes a few software bugs.
Next-generation Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone details emerge
Reportedly, Huawei continues to develop new foldable smartphones, having recently released the P50 Pocket. However, the company is rumoured to be working on a Mate X2 successor, currently thought of as the Mate X3. Supposedly, Huawei may release two versions of the Mate X3, mirroring the P50 Pro.
More PlayStation 5 Pro: Sony's next games console to launch with 2.5x the performance of the PS5 and an in-house NVIDIA DLSS alternative
New rumours about the PlayStation 5 Pro have landed, potentially over a year before the console launches. Reportedly, the PS5 Pro will feature a much more powerful GPU than the current model and even an in-house alternative to NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS).
QuartzPro64: PINE64 announces a new single-board computer with a powerful chipset and up to 16 GB of RAM
The QuartzPro64 will soon be available with a Rockchip RK3588 SoC, 16 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The single-board computer has plenty of ports too, including dual HDMI outputs. There will be a PCIe 3.0 connection too, but the QuartzPro64 will cost around US$300.
PINE64 Quartz64 Model B availability and pricing announced ahead of April shipments
PINE64 has announced prices for the Quartz64 Model B, its Rockchip RK3566-based Raspberry Pi competitor. The SBC will launch with 4 GB and 8 GB of RAM options, both with M.2 connectors for NVMe SSDs.
DJI announces two new professional drones alongside an RC Plus remote control and various other accessories
DJI has revealed several new products at a launch event, including the M30 and M30T drones. Complemented by the RC Plus remote control, the M30 and M30T feature 48 MP cameras, among other features.
Samsung starts selling robust USB Type-C memory sticks with up to 256 GB of memory
Samsung has expanded its range of rugged USB 3.1 memory sticks. The compact devices offer up to 400 MB/s read speeds and come in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB flavours.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i: European pricing for Intel Core i5-12450H and Intel Arc A370M model emerges
Lenovo introduced the IdeaPad Gaming 3i last month, but a retailer has revealed how much the 15-inch laptop will cost with an Intel Core i5-12450H processor and an Intel Arc A370M GPU. Units are not expected to begin shipping until late May though, two months after Intel releases its Arc Graphics series.
The Acer Swift X is now available to pre-order with an Intel Arc A370M dedicated GPU
A third-party retailer has started offering the Swift X SFX16-52G, Acer's 16-inch laptop with an Intel Arc dedicated GPU. Available with Core i5-1240P and Core i7-1260P processors, the Swift X also utilises the Intel Arc A370M plus a 1600p display and LPDDR5 RAM. The SFX16-52G starts at €1,299, excluding taxes.
Chuwi HiPad Air refreshed as 1200p display and Unisoc T618 SoC remain
Chuwi has started selling a new version of the HiPad Air, a 10.3-inch tablet that supports a detachable keyboard. The HiPad Air continues to cost less than US$200 too, and is orderable globally.
Infamous Nintendo GameCube handheld is finally a reality with some caveats
A YouTuber has realised a handheld Nintendo GameCube, almost two decades after the 'GameCube Advance' leaked online. Unsurprisingly, the result is bizarre, and it is easy to see why Nintendo decided against bringing such a device to market.
Xiaomi POCO F4 lands on Geekbench following the Redmi K50 and Redmi K50 Pro launch event
The POCO F4 has arrived on Geekbench sporting Android 12, a Snapdragon 870 SoC and 8 GB of RAM. The device has appeared on the benchmarking website following the launch of the Redmi K40S, on which the Redmi K50 will be based.
Apple MacBook Air refresh delayed with no new MacBook Pro 14 or MacBook Pro 16 models until 2023
Mark Gurman shared more details about upcoming Apple MacBook release schedules. According to the Bloomberg editor, Apple is not planning to release a new 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro this year, leaving the M1 Pro and M1 Ultra on the shelves until at least the latter end of 2023. Also, the next MacBook Air will now be launching later than expected.
Huawei Vision S: 55-inch and 65-inch models launch in Europe with 120 Hz refresh rates at bargain prices
Huawei has started selling the Vision S in Europe, a TV series available in 55-inch and 65-inch screen sizes. While well-equipped, the Vision S 55" and Vision S 65" are also relatively cheap. Both TVs have 4K and 120 Hz panels that offer 5,000:1 contrast ratios and high colour space coverages.
Redmi K50 Pro teardown reveals the components of Xiaomi's latest performance-focused smartphone
The Redmi K50 Pro may only be a few days old, but it is already possible to see what the smartphone looks like from the inside. Currently restricted to China, the Redmi K50 Pro is one of the first smartphones to launch with the Dimensity 9000, MediaTek's 4 nm SoC that goes toe-to-toe with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Roborock S7 MaxV series launches in Europe from €799
Roborock is already selling the S7 MaxV series, at least a month ahead of schedule. Still unavailable in the US, the S7 MaxV series has launched in Europe, starting at €799 for the standard model.
Apple Mac Studio teardown details upgradeable memory and the sheer size of the M1 Ultra SoC
Unlike most other Apple Mac devices, the Mac Studio cannot be easily opened or upgraded. However, a teardown video has showcased that Apple has hidden some upgradability away, although user repairs will be difficult. The same video has also detailed Apple's gigantic M1 Ultra SoC, which dwarves contemporary desktop processors.
Motorola Moto G 5G 2022 design and specifications leak for North American-bound mid-range smartphone
Motorola is preparing to release another mid-range Moto G smartphone, albeit one with a MediaTek Dimensity chipset. Based on leaked specifications, the device will have a 50 MP primary camera too, among other enticing features.
Apple Watch frustration resolved after nearly 7 years with watchOS 8.5
The Apple Watch has no ports, rendering it impossible to force it into a hardware recovery mode. Thankfully, Apple has finally addressed this shortcoming of Apple Watches with watchOS 8.5, which is available to download on the Watch Series 3 through Watch Series 7.
Wear OS 3: More details about Pixel Watch launch software revealed with next-generation Google Assistant, Fitbit, Google Pay and YouTube Music services detailed
Wear OS 3 is still not ready for existing smartwatches, but more screenshots of the upcoming OS have emerged. Google's next smartwatch OS will launch with a next-generation Google Assistant, among other changes from Wear OS 2.
Xiaomi 12 Lite: More indications emerge about the approaching release of a cheaper alternative to the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X
Xiaomi may have just released the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12 Pro, but there is already evidence suggesting it has another Xiaomi 12 series handset on the way. Reportedly, Xiaomi is preparing to launch a cheaper alternative to its existing Xiaomi 12 series trio.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 may feature a 'Super UTG' display for improved S Pen support
According to reports from Samsung's South Korean supply chain, the company remains committed to improving S Pen support on this year's Galaxy Z Fold. Reputedly, the Galaxy Z Fold4 will debut 'Super UTG', a stronger and more scratch-resistant ultra-thin glass than the ones included in the Galaxy Z Fold2 and Galaxy Z Fold3.
Leaked CAD render images provide design clues about this year's Apple iPhone 14
New render images of the iPhone 14 have surfaced online, supposedly sourced from leaked CAD files. Purportedly, this year's cheaper iPhones will receive hardly any design changes, perhaps even fewer than the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini did. For better or worse, the iPhone 14 could be very familiar to those who already own an iPhone 13 series handset.
DJI announces March 21 launch event as it teases the release of a new drone
DJI has confirmed when it will be hosting its next launch event, which will occur next week. The company will use the occasion to showcase at least one drone, although it could have a few up its sleeve, including a Mavic 3 Enterprise.
Google I/O 2022: Event dates announced for possible Pixel 6a and Pixel Watch showcases
Google has announced the dates of this year's I/O Developer Conference, which returns to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Google I/O 2022 will start with a live broadcast, which Google has used to present new products in previous years.
Xiaomi introduces the Redmi MAX 100", a huge smart TV with a 120 Hz panel, HDR10+ certification and HDMI 2.1
Xiaomi has unveiled a new giant TV today, eclipsing the 98-inch model that it already sells. The Redmi MAX 100" is more than a large screen novelty though; it also has HDMI 2.1 support, a 120 Hz refresh rate and 700 nits of peak brightness, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy A73 5G announced for select markets with a Snapdragon 778G and a 108 MP camera
Samsung has revealed the Galaxy A73 5G, a smartphone that rounds out the Galaxy A series. Paired with a Snapdragon 778G, the Galaxy A73 5G features a 108 MP primary camera with OIS, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 120 Hz display. The Galaxy A73 5G will be available in three colours from next month but only in some markets.
Xiaomi reveals the RedmiBook Pro 15 2022, a 90 Hz gaming laptop with 45 W Intel Alder Lake processors and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 GPU
Xiaomi has unveiled the RedmiBook Pro 15 2022, a new 15.6-inch laptop with plenty of intriguing features, including a choice of two powerful Intel Alder Lake processors. The RedmiBook Pro 15 2022 has a 90 Hz and 3.2K display, too.
Honor unveils the Magic4 Ultimate, a flagship smartphone that already tops the DxOMark leaderboard
Honor may have just presented the Magic4 Ultimate, but the smartphone has found its way to the top of DxOMark's smartphone camera leaderboard. The Honor Magic4 Ultimate combines a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC with a ceramic body and a large 1/1.12-inch camera sensor, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 Pro unleashed with a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC and plenty of other compelling features
The Redmi K50 Pro has arrived in China, where it starts at CNY 2,999 (~US$472). The new smartphone has a Dimensity 9000 SoC, a 1440p display and a 108 MP primary camera. A 5,000 mAh battery is also onboard, as is up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
Xiaomi recycles the Redmi K40 with the Redmi K40S, a mid-range smartphone that shares many features with the Redmi K50
Xiaomi has released the Redmi K40S, a re-branded Redmi K40 with OIS. The Redmi K40S has a Snapdragon 870 SoC and many of the same features included in the Redmi K50. The Redmi K40S starts at a much more affordable CNY 1,799 (~US$283) though and is also available with up 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G launched with 4 years of Android OS updates and 5 years of security patches for €369
Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy A33 5G, an Exynos 1280-powered smartphone with a 90 Hz and 1080p display. Available for €369, the Galaxy A33 5G has a Super AMOLED panel, a 5,000 mAh battery and five cameras. Better still, the Galaxy A33 5G will receive just as long software support as the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: New mid-range smartphone announced with longer software support than the Xiaomi 12 or Xiaomi 12 Pro for under €450
The Galaxy A53 5G has arrived, and it has longer software support than some current flagship smartphones. Samsung has also equipped the handset with other impressive features, including a 120 Hz Super AMOLED display, a 5nm SoC and expandable storage. The Galaxy A53 5G starts for less than €450 too.
First iPhone 14 Pro CAD renders appear showing Apple's next flagship smartphone from all sides
CAD-based renders of the iPhone 14 Pro have leaked online, months before Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 14 series. The images highlight the device's unusual dual punch-hole, its substantial camera housing, its thinner display bezels, and other alterations compared to the iPhone 13 Pro.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 launched in four colours with a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 and a 1440p display
Xiaomi has showcased the Redmi K50 in China, the entry-level model in the Redmi K50 series. Launched alongside the Redmi K50 Pro, the Redmi K50 features a 120 Hz AMOLED display, a 48 MP camera with OIS and a Dimensity 8100 SoC. The Redmi K50 starts at CNY 2,399 (~US$378) with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Chuwi CoreBook X 2022: 14-inch laptop announced with an ageing Intel Comet Lake processor for €499
Chuwi has revealed an upgraded version of the CoreBook X 2022, a 14-inch laptop with a 3:2 display. Sadly, the CoreBook X 2022 comes with the Core i3-10110U, an ageing Intel Comet Lake-U series processor. Chuwi will start selling the CoreBook X 2022 later this month.
LG showcases Android 12 changes with LG Velvet OS update
LG has released Android 12 to the LG Velvet, the first of a few smartphones that the company will upgrade to Google's latest OS. Android 12 has landed on South Korean handsets first and could take a few months to reach other markets.
Xiaomi MIX 5 appears on Geekbench with flagship specifications
Another sign of the MIX 5 has appeared online, this time courtesy of Geekbench. Unsurprisingly, the MIX 5 contains flagship hardware, albeit it remains to be seen if the MIX 4 successor will launch outside China.
Redmi Smart TV MAX teasers reveal the design and release of Xiaomi's upcoming giant TV
Xiaomi has started teasing its next TV, a new Redmi MAX model. According to a leak, the upcoming TV will measure a huge 100-inches across, building on the 98-inch model that Xiaomi launched in 2020.
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 2022 teasers emerge with confirmation of Intel Alder Lake-H processors, NVIDIA GPUs and a 90 Hz display
Xiaomi is preparing to release a thinner and lighter gaming laptop under its RedmiBook series. Not only will the Redmi K50 launch event showcase new smartphones, it will also be the place where Xiaomi unveils the RedmiBook Pro 2022. The RedmiBook Pro 2022 will arrive with Intel Alder Lake-H processors and NVIDIA GPUs mated to a 90 Hz display. The upcoming gaming laptop will debut with a revised cooling system too, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi K40S and Redmi K50 Pro hands-on photos leak showing a plastic back for Xiaomi's upcoming 'Pro' smartphone
Xiaomi is only a day away from releasing more Redmi K50 series handsets, along with the Redmi K40S. Hands-on photos of the Redmi K40S and Redmi K50 Pro have already leaked online. There could be a nasty surprise for people hoping that the Redmi K50 Pro would offer an all round premium experience, though.
Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro confirmed to receive shorter software support than the Samsung Galaxy S22 series
Xiaomi has announced for how long the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro will receive software and security patch updates. Not only will the Xiaomi 12X be cut off from updates sooner than its siblings, but Xiaomi also cannot match Samsung for the longevity of software coverage it provides to its recent flagship smartphones.
Samsung begins One UI 4.1 rollout with the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3, a major update that brings many camera features from the Galaxy S22 series to older Galaxy smartphones
Samsung has announced it will start distributing One UI 4.1 soon, starting with the Galaxy S21 series, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. The update introduces numerous Galaxy S22 series camera features to older flagships, such as the Expert RAW app and Object eraser functionality, among other changes.
TP-Link routers and Deco Wi-Fi mesh systems caught sharing traffic with third-party vendors
According to reports, TP-Link devices are sending data about browser behaviour to third-party providers regardless of whether people consent for them to do so. Affected devices include TP-Link routers and Deco Wi-Fi mesh systems.
DJI support confirms the existence of the Mini 3 drone series as shell design emerges
DJI has confirmed that it plans to release new drones under the Mini 3 series. The confirmation arrives a few days after a pictured of the DJI Mini 3 Pro leaked, confirming its design and several specifications. Incidentally, the shell of a Mini 3 drone has appeared online too.
Xiaomi Laser Cinema 2: 4K laser projector is now orderable globally with Dolby Vision support
The Xiaomi Laser Cinema 2 is orderable outside China, having launched in Xiaomi's home market last year. The 4K laser projector can create up to 150-inch images while supporting Dolby Vision and MEMC, among other features.
Apple introduces watchOS 8.5 for the Watch Series 3 and newer
Apple has unveiled watchOS 8.5, an OS update available to the Watch Series 3 through Watch Series 7. Rolling out now, watchOS 8.5 is over a 500 MB download for all eligible smartwatches.
Apple releases iPadOS 15.4 to numerous iPads with Universal Control support, enhancements and bug fixes
Apple has introduced iPadOS 15.4, a major update that brings Universal Control, among other changes. iPadOS 15.4 is a large download and boosts Siri's functionality when offline on a recent iPad Pro too.
iOS 15.4 begins rolling out to the iPhone 6s or newer with Face ID improvements for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series
Apple has released iOS 15.4, an update that brings improved Face ID support and the ability to store EU Digital COVID certificates without needing a dedicated app. iOS 15.4 is available to the iPhone 6s or newer, but Apple restricts some enhancements and features to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series.
macOS Monterey 12.3 lands on Apple Macs with Universal Control and Spatial Audio support
Apple has updated macOS Monterey to version 12.3, its third major update since its introduction in October 2021. The update contains several new features but is also a large download at over 4 GB.
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3i unleashed with Intel Alder Lake processors and dual Thunderbolt 4 ports
Lenovo has unveiled the ThinkPad X13 Gen 3i, the Intel-based alternative to the ThinkPad X13 Gen 3. The ThinkPad X13 Gen 3i comes with Thunderbolt 4 ports, Intel Alder Lake processors and an optional 5G sub6 modem, among other features.
Lenovo announces the ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 with AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 APUs, an optional 5G sub6 modem and two battery options
Lenovo has revealed the ThinkPad X13 Gen 3, an AMD-powered laptop with two battery options, an optional 5G sub6 modem and several memory configurations. The ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 launches alongside the ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 3 and will start at US$1,119.
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 3: New 13.3-inch convertible unveiled with 12th Gen Intel Core processors with a larger battery
Lenovo has showcased the ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 3, an updated convertible laptop with Intel's latest Alder Lake processors. The Gen 3 only contains minor upgrades from last year's model, but a thicker chassis has allowed Lenovo to equip the new ThinkPad X13 Yoga with a larger battery than its predecessor.
Xiaomi 12 launches globally with Android 12 and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 as Xiaomi takes the fight to the Samsung Galaxy S22
Xiaomi has introduced the Xiaomi 12 globally, its smallest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered smartphone. The Xiaomi 12 launches in three colours and two memory configurations, all of which have 4,500 mAh batteries, 50 MP primary cameras and a 120 Hz AMOLED display.
Xiaomi 12 Pro revealed globally with only 256 GB of storage and plenty of flagship hardware
Xiaomi has released the Xiaomi 12 Pro outside China, two and half months after its debut in China. The Xiaomi 12 Pro retains most of its original features, but loses its entry-level 128 GB of storage configuration and its green colourway.
Xiaomi Watch S1 smartwatches launch globally from €179 with NFC and Amazon Alexa support
Xiaomi has released the Watch S1 series outside China. Only available as a 46.5 mm smartwatch, the Watch S1 and Watch S1 Active have a large AMOLED display, over 100 fitness modes and dual-band GPS, among other features. The Watch S1 series starts at €179 and supports Mastercard payments via NFC.
Xiaomi launches the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 series in Europe from €299
Xiaomi has started selling the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 series in Europe, which includes the Mop 2S, Mop 2 Pro and the Mop 2 Ultra. All robot vacuums feature LDS laser navigation systems but offer different levels of suction power and battery capacities. The Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 series starts at €299 for Mop 2S and rises to €799 for the most expensive model.
Xiaomi Buds 3T Pro launch with LHDC 4.0 high-resolution audio and Qi wireless charging support for €169
Xiaomi has revealed the Buds 3T Pro, a premium pair of earbuds that cost €169. The Buds 3T Pro supports ANC, Qi wireless charging and the LHDC 4.0 codec. Xiaomi sells the Buds 3T Pro in Carbon Black and Gloss White colourways.
Xiaomi reveals 65-inch entry in the TV P1E series with Android TV 10
Xiaomi has announced the TV P1E 65", a 65-inch smart TV running Android TV 10. The TV P1E 65" has a 4K and 60 Hz panel, MEMC, multiple video inputs and dual 10 W speakers, among other features.
Hisense Gaming TV Ace 2023 65E55H presented with a 240 Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 support
Hisense has launched the Gaming TV Ace 2023 65E55H in China, a 65-inch TV aimed at gamers. Not only is the TV compatible with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X via HDMI 2.1, it can also play games at up to 240 FPS with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 or AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ fall short of the Apple iPhone 13 and Google Pixel 6 in DxOMark camera tests
DxOMark tested the three cameras in both of Samsung's cheaper flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+. While the pair offer superior image quality than their predecessors, neither can surpass the Apple iPhone 13 or the Google Pixel 6, among others.
AMD Radeon Super Resolution to launch this week as FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 details emerge
Reportedly, AMD is hoping to launch Radeon Super Resolution (RSR) this week. The technology is similar to FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0 but is open to all games. FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 is on its way too and will debut simultaneously alongside Radeon Super Resolution.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Active launch date confirmed as Amazon starts selling upcoming smartwatch
Xiaomi has set a date for launching the Watch S1 Active globally. In the meantime, Amazon has already begun accepting pre-orders, confirming its price and when it will ship in the process.
Google brings YouTube Vanced to an end in its war against third-party YouTube apps
Google has forced YouTube Vanced to end, just over four years after the service started. Reputedly, Google threatened YouTube Vanced with a cease and desist, and asked it to remove all references to YouTube. Existing YouTube Vanced installations will not be affected, though.
Xiaomi Mi Band 7 receives SGS-CEBEC certification ahead of global launch as potential design emerges
The possible design of the Mi Band 7 may have leaked in what could be a major redesign of the Mi Band series. Meanwhile, Xiaomi has certified the Mi Band 7 in Belgium and Indonesia, signifying a global launch for the upcoming fitness tracker.
Apple Mac Pro 2022 processor and release details exposed as 'Extreme' name expected by Apple analyst
According to new leaks, the M1 Ultra is just the start of Apple's UltraFusion architecture. The next Mac Pro may not land until the autumn, but it could provide another huge leap over the Apple M1 Ultra in the Mac Studio with the M1 Extreme.
Surface Duo: Windows 11 now works on Microsoft's first foldable smartphone
Two developers have successfully installed Windows 11 on the Microsoft Surface Duo. The smartphone achieves acceptable performance with its Snapdragon 855 chipset, although not all features are currently supported. Still, it is now possible to dual-boot Android and Windows on a Microsoft Surface device.
Steam Deck receives Windows 10 capabilities with official drivers as Valve confirms Windows 11 and Dual-Boot support
Valve has shared most of the drivers necessary to run Windows 10 on a Steam Deck. Additionally, the company has confirmed that Windows 11 and dual-boot support are also in the pipeline, but neither officially work at present.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S 5G details leak with a global release on the cards
Xiaomi has developed another version of the Redmi Note 11S, a 5G model that borrows heavily from the POCO M4 Pro 5G. The Redmi Note 11S 5G will be available in multiple memory configurations, plus single-SIM and dual-SIM variants.
More Xiaomi POCO F4 and POCO F4 Pro details surface before Redmi K50 series launch event
Xiaomi may not be that far away from unveiling the POCO F4 and POCO F4 Pro, global versions of the Redmi K50 and Redmi K50 Pro+. Seemingly, the FCC has confirmed that the former will launch with MIUI 13 and a 4,400 mAh battery, while the POCO F4 Pro will be a 5G-capable smartphone.
Rockley Photonics announces Medtronic partnership in another step towards bringing its non-invasive blood pressure wearable to market
Rockley Photonics has partnered with Medtronic, a medical device company. Rockley and Medtronic will collaborate in bringing the Bioptx biomarker sensing platform to market, which takes the form of a wrist-based device. The Bioptx biomarker sensing platform can measure core body temperature, hydration levels and blood pressure non-invasively, among other capabilities.
ASUS PN63-S1 announced with up to an Intel Core i7-11370H processor in a sub 1-litre chassis
ASUS has launched the PN63-S1, another mini-PC by the company. The PN63-S1 features up to 35 W processors and can power three 4K displays, among other features. The PN63-S1 comes with a choice of six processors, including the Core i7-11370H.
Honor X8: Stylish smartphone presented with a 64 MP quad camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC
Honor has introduced the X8, a new mid-range smartphone based on the Snapdragon 680. The Honor X8 also has a 64 MP quad camera, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and runs Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11. A 4,000 mAh battery is onboard too, as is a 1080p display that measures 6.7-inches across.
Xiaomi Redmi 10C specifications, design and pricing leak ahead of March 17 announcement
Xiaomi has started teasing the Redmi 10 series through its Redmi India Twitter channel. Nigerian retailers have already started selling the Redmi 10C though, albeit with conflicting specifications. Reputedly, the Redmi 10C could cost as little as €150 in Europe too.
Xperia Ace 3 renders leak showing Sony's next compact smartphone
The Xperia Ace 3 has leaked, courtesy of OnLeaks. The compact handset is just 139.7 mm tall and has a basic set-up, including a single rear-facing camera. The Xperia Ace 3 could be another Japanese exclusive, though.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 series: Dimensity 8100 and Dimensity 9000 models to launch simultaneously as more design, OS and memory details emerge
Xiaomi continues to reveal more details about the Redmi K50 series ahead of its March 17 hardware launch event. It seems that Xiaomi will launch more than one smartphone this time, all running Android 12 and with up to 12 GB of RAM. Xiaomi's new Redmi K50 smartphones will feature a nano-microcrystalline-based back panel too.
New Apple M2 Ultra, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13 details emerge
According to new reports, Apple is already developing a successor to the new M1 Ultra. Currently referred to simply as the M2 Ultra, the SoC could offer even more CPU cores than the M1 Ultra. Contrary to previous reports, the MacBook Air may launch with the Apple M2, while the next MacBook Pro 13 may get a new name.
Apple to offer a next-generation Mac mini with Apple M2 and M2 Pro SoCs
According to new rumours, Apple continues to develop a true next-generation Mac mini, rather than building on the Mac Studio. Supposedly, Apple will release the Mac mini with an Apple M2 SoC, along with the powerful Apple M2 Pro. Both versions should ship with a redesigned chassis too.
Banana Pi announces Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 competitor with up to 8 GB of RAM
Banana Pi has showcased a new computer-on-a-module (COM) based on the Rockchip RK3588. The COM mimics the Raspberry Pi Compute Module and requires a carrier board for ports. The new board can be configured with up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It also supports Android 12 and Linux distributions.
ECS Liva Z3: Intel Jasper Lake mini-PC is now shipping for US$195
ECS has started selling the Liva Z3, one of two mini-PCs that the company announced last year. The Liva Z3 comes with Intel Jasper Lake processors, all 6 W parts that have up to 4 cores and 4 threads. The Liva Z3 starts at US$195 with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.
Alldocube iWork GT: New Intel Tiger Lake-based convertible and Surface Pro 8 competitor launches for US$569.99
Alldocube has released the iWork GT, a convertible device with a 10.95-inch display in the style of the iPad Pro 11. The iWork GT features a 1200p display, a choice of Intel Tiger Lake processors and is available with a copycat Magic Keyboard.
Philips Momentum 5000 27M1N5200PA: New gaming monitor unveiled with a 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.5 ms response times
Philips has unveiled the Momentum 5000 27M1N5200PA, a 27-inch gaming monitor that launches alongside the Momentum 5000 32M1N5800A. Designed for 'fast-paced competitive gaming, the Momentum 5000 27M1N5200PA supports up to 240 Hz refresh rates at 1080p and 0.5 ms MPRT response times. The gaming monitor also features AMD FreeSync Premium to minimise image tearing and retails for £320.
Philips Momentum 5000 32M1N5800A revealed with a 4K resolution, two HDMI 2.1 ports, a 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response times
The Momentum 5000 32M1N5800A is one of Philips' most expensive gaming monitors, priced at £760. While much more expensive than the Momentum 5000 27M1N5200PA, the 32M1N5800A has a 4K native resolution, a 144 Hz panel and is DisplayHDR 400 certified.
Huawei Nova 9 SE unveiled with a 108 MP quad camera, a stylish design and EMUI 12
Huawei has quietly brought the Nova 9 SE to market, its first smartphone with a 108 MP camera. The Nova 9 SE has four other cameras, along with a stylish design, EMUI 12 based on Android 12 and a 4,000 mAh battery that it can recharge at 66 W.
Apple outlines battery improvements in the new iPhone SE
Battery life was one of the iPhone SE's biggest weaknesses, ignoring its low-resolution display. Supposedly, the new iPhone SE addresses one of its predecessor's pain points with improved battery life that could match the iPhone 12 mini. Still, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini should last longer on a single charge than the new iPhone SE.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra sets a Guinness World Record
Samsung's large-scale #EpicUnboxing event has entered the Guinness World Records for the most people who unbox their smartphones at the same time. To achieve this, Samsung invited over 1,800 people from 17 cities to its event, which took place in India.
Xiaomi reveals Redmi K50 series launch date as it teases Redmi K50 Pro+ details
Xiaomi has started teasing the Redmi K50 Pro, its next entry in the Redmi K50 series. So far, Xiaomi has confirmed a few details about the Redmi K50 Pro, including its SoC and primary camera. More Redmi K50 series devices will arrive in China on March 17, and perhaps not just the Redmi K50 Pro.
Sony Xperia 5 IV and Xperia 10 IV take a trip to the EEC ahead of global releases
The Sony Xperia 5 IV and Xperia 10 IV are around the corner, with renders of the devices having already leaked. It also appears that Sony has registered the pair for sale in Europe, just one of the many markets in which the Xperia 5 IV and Xperia 10 IV will be available.
Bang & Olufsen discounts Beoplay H95 to its lowest price as it undercuts the AirPods Max
Bang & Olufsen has reduced the price of its flagship Beoplay H95 headphones. The Beoplay H95 has received over a 30% reduction from its £779 MSRP, undercutting the AirPods Max to boot. The Beoplay H95 has a pair of 40 mm drivers, offers up to 50 hours of battery life and supports Qualcomm's aptX Adaptive codec, among other features.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti to be announced and released on the same day
Embargo dates for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti have leaked, a graphics card that NVIDIA teased in January at CES 2022. Unlike recent GeForce RTX 30 series releases, the RTX 3090 Ti's announcement, review and on-shelf embargo all end simultaneously. As such, the RTX 3090 Ti will be orderable right after NVIDIA announces the card later this month.
Apple ends the 27-inch iMac without offering a direct replacement
If you want a larger or more powerful desktop Mac than the 24-inch iMac, then you are going to have to settle for the Mac Studio and Studio Display, Apple's latest products. For some reason, Apple has decided to stop selling the 27-inch iMac before offering a successor, which is now rumoured to arrive sometime next year.
Next-generation MacBook Air rumoured to launch this summer with a new design but no Apple M2 SoC
The first Apple Silicon hardware of the year was the Mac Studio, not an upgraded MacBook Air or MacBook Pro 13. According to new rumours, Apple will release the next MacBook Air this summer but with diminished specifications. For some reason, this year's MacBook Air is now believed to feature the Apple M1, not the long-rumoured Apple M2.
The DJI Mini 3 series could launch with multiple models
More details about the upcoming DJI Mini 3 have emerged, courtesy of a renowned drone leaker. Reputedly, DJI may launch three Mini 3 models, including the recently leaked Mini 3 Pro.
HMD Global confirms it has no aspirations to release anything other than budget Nokia smartphones
HMD Global has admitted that it is in no mood to 'get involved in a massive spec war' anymore, or release US$800 smartphones. Instead, the company will focus on growing Nokia's budget credentials, likely ruling out mid-range successors to the Nokia 8.3 5G too.
Apple Studio Display launches from US$1,599 with a 5K resolution, an A13 Bionic chipset and multiple stand options
Apple has unveiled a new external monitor that is much cheaper Pro Display XDR and includes numerous features. The Apple Studio Display starts at US$1,599 and is already available to order. All models come with a 5K native resolution, an A13 Bionic chipset and six speakers.
Apple Mac Studio announced with 4.5x the performance of the 27-inch iMac
Apple has unveiled the Mac Studio, a turbo-charged Mac mini and a machine that will be available with the company's latest M1 Ultra SoC. The Mac Studio has more ports than any other Apple Silicon hardware and starts at US$1,999, or US$3,999 for the base M1 Ultra version.
Apple M1 Ultra revealed with UltraFusion architecture, a 20-core CPU and up to a 64-core GPU
Apple has unveiled M1 Ultra, a desktop SoC based on a 5 nm node. The M1 Ultra offers 20 CPU cores, up to a 64-core GPU and a massive 800 GB/s of memory bandwidth. The Apple M1 Ultra will be available in the new Mac Studio, also announced today.
AOC AGON PRO AG275QXL: League of Legends Edition monitor launches with a 170 Hz refresh rate and a QHD resolution
AOC has unveiled the AGON PRO AG275QXL, a League of Legends-themed gaming monitor. The AGON PRO AG275QXL has a unique design and should have enough features to keep gamers happy. AOC has revealed the monitor's price for the Eurozone and UK, too.
Apple marks its spring hardware event by announcing two green colour options for the iPhone 13 series
Apple has released two new colour options for the iPhone 13 series, both shades of green. Available from Friday, Green will only be coming to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, while Alpine Green will be an iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max exclusive.
The ElegaBand will allow you to wear your Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch or Garmin smartwatch in new ways
Ergon has announced the ElegaBand, a watch band designed to allow you to wear your favourite smartwatch on more places than just your wrist. The ElegaBand will be compatible with the Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch or Garmin smartwatches and will start at US$99.
Roborock Q7 Max+: New robot vacuum announced with LiDAR navigation and an auto-empty dock
Roborock has released the Q7 Max+, another robot vacuum with an auto-empty dock. The Q7 Max+ also features LiDAR, up to 4,200 Pa of suction power and can clean 300 square metre rooms.
Analogue Pocket: Company announces shipment date for Group A pre-orders
Analogue has announced when it will be shipping the Analogue Pocket for Group A pre-orders. The retro gaming handheld is still available to pre-order for US$219.99, but new orders will not arrive until next year.
Samsung Galaxy F23: Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G powered smartphone unveiled with a 120 Hz display and a 50 MP triple camera set up
Samsung has brought another mid-range smartphone to market, following on from last week's Galaxy A and Galaxy M series refreshes. The Galaxy F23 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 120 Hz display, among other hardware.
MSI MAG Trident S 5M launches with AMD 5000G APUs and support for future upgrades
MSI has introduced the MAG Trident S 5M, a gaming PC that is slightly larger than an Xbox One X. The 2.6-litre machine offers up to a Ryzen 7 5700G APU, SO-DIMM RAM and upgradable storage, among other features.
Apple iPhone SE 5G: Launch day rumours point to Ceramic Shield coverage, improved battery life and MagSafe functionality for budget iPhone
Latest rumours about the upcoming iPhone SE 5G suggest that Apple could include more upgrades than had previously been suggested. Reputedly, Apple could equip the third-generation iPhone SE with Ceramic Shield, MagSafe support and potentially a larger battery too.
Google brings new features and Android 12L to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with March 2022 Feature Drop
Google has released a new Pixel Feature Drop for the Pixel 3a series onwards. The March 2022 update introduces several new features to the likes of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, along with Android 12L. The March 2022 Feature Drop is rolling out now as an over-the-air (OTA) update.
iPad Air 5 to launch with an Apple M1, 5G connectivity and in a new purple colourway
Last-minute rumours about the iPad Air 5 have emerged ahead of the tablet's expected release later today. Reputedly, the iPad Air 5 will feature the Apple M1 SoC, not the A15 Bionic. Additionally, the tablet will have a 5G modem, 8 GB of RAM and will launch in a new colour option.
Apple Studio Display and Mac Studio renders leak as more Apple M2 details outlined; iMac Pro and Mac Pro delayed
With Apple's 'Peek Performance' event just around the corner, there is plenty of speculation about what the company has planned. Supposedly, Apple will release a cheaper monitor and a new compact desktop machine called the Mac Studio. Renders for both have leaked, although the iMac Pro and Mac Pro are now said to have been delayed. There are reports of the Apple M2 being tested in multiple versions of macOS too.
Samsung Galaxy A73: Geekbench listings confirm powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset and memory configuration
The Samsung Galaxy A73 has appeared on Geekbench in numerous leaked listings. The Galaxy A73 follows in the footsteps of the new Galaxy A13 and Galaxy A23, but with significantly more powerful hardware. The Galaxy A73 should look like its cheaper siblings, though.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 series specifications leak with a new 24-core option
Specifications for the entire Threadripper PRO 5000 series has leaked, AMD's next HEDT processors. The Threadripper PRO 5000 series will start with the 5945WX and will scale to the 5995WX. All Threadripper PRO 5000 series processors will have 4.5 GHz boost clock speeds, 280 W TDPs and support for 8 channels of DDR4 RAM.
Apple Studio Display and Mac Studio rumoured as Apple looks to expand its 'Pro' offerings
Reportedly, Apple is considering bringing even more Pro-branded devices to market, not just an iMac Pro. Apparently, a Pro Display XDR successor is in the pipeline, as is a more powerful alternative to the Mac mini called the Mac Studio.
Pixel 6 and Pixel Watch delays emerge with a two-month hold up for Google's next mid-range smartphone
Reportedly, Google has had to delay the Pixel 6, originally believed to be launching in May. Unfortunately, the same could prove the case for the Pixel Watch, likely the launch device for Wear OS 3, Google's long-awaited smartwatch OS that it unveiled in May 2021.
Samsung Galaxy M23 debuts with a 1080p display, a 60 Hz display and 5G connectivity
Samsung has revealed the Galaxy M23, another mid-range smartphone with a 6.6-inch and 1080p display. The Galaxy M23 features a 5G chipset though, unlike the Galaxy A13 or the Galaxy A23. The Galaxy M23 will come in two colours and one memory configuration too.
Samsung Galaxy M33 makes its official appearance with a 5G chipset, a huge battery and up to 8 GB of RAM
The Galaxy M33 has arrived with a 6,000 mAh battery, four rear-facing cameras and a large display. Weighing in at 215 g, the Galaxy M33 also features an octa-core SoC, up to 8 GB of RAM and One UI 4.1 based on Android 12.
Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 launches with Apple AirPlay 2, Dolby Atmos, 13 drivers and 400 W of power
Bowers & Wilkins has introduced the Panorama 3, the third generation of its premium soundbar. Compared to the Panorama 2, the Panorama 3 offers Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth aptX and Dolby Atmos support, plus 13 drivers that output up to 400 W. The Panorama 3 is available in multiple markets and retails for US$999
Samsung comments on Game Optimizing Service that could be setting performance limits on over 10,000 applications
It has emerged that Samsung's Game Optimizing Service is limiting the performance of more than just games. In fact, the service could be holding back the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra in over 10,000 applications. Samsung has now commented on the matter in an attempt to explain its reasoning.
Razer Huntsman Mini Analog: First 60% keyboard with analog optical switches announced
Razer has presented the Huntsman Mini Analog, a 60% keyboard with Razer's in-house analog optical switches. The Huntsman Mini Analog is the first of its kind in that regard and sells for US$149.99 in the US.
Apple iPhone SE: Ming-Chi Kuo provides details on new model's design, memory, specification and manufacturing expectations ahead of March 8 launch
Apple is expected to reveal the third-generation iPhone SE at its Peek Performance event on Tuesday, March 8. In the meantime, well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has provided extensive details about what the next iPhone SE will offer, rumoured to launch as the iPhone SE 5G.
Samsung Galaxy A23: New entry-level Galaxy A series smartphone released with a 6.6-inch display, a 5,000 mAh battery and up to 8 GB of RAM
Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy A23, one of two Galaxy A series smartphones announced today. The Galaxy A23 offers a 6.6-inch and 1080p display, expandable storage and up to 8 GB of RAM, along with a 50 MP primary camera. The Galaxy A23 will be available in four colours, including blue and peach.
The Samsung Galaxy A13 lands for €189 with the same charging speeds as the Galaxy S22
Samsung has released the Galaxy A13, a 4G smartphone with a 5,000 mAh battery, five cameras and a 1080p display. While Samsung does not include a charger in the Galaxy A13's box, the handset supports 25 W charging, a higher wattage than recent smartphones like the Google Pixel 5, among others.
Xiaomi Mi Band 7 leak points to a larger display and even GPS support for this year's fitness tracker
The Mi Band 7 is around the corner, but it will be compatible with Zepp OS, not Xiaomi's smartwatch platform. It appears that Xiaomi has equipped the next Mi Band with a larger display too, among other changes.
Garmin Descent G1 and Descent G1 Solar launched for divers and smartwatch fans
Garmin has unveiled the Descent G1 and Descent G1 Solar aimed at divers. However, the pair should work just as well as regular smartwatches thanks to their support for Garmin's suite of exercise modes, its Connect IQ Store and Garmin Pay. The Garmin Descent G1 series starts at US$549.99 and is available in four colours.
Alleged DJI Mini 3 Pro leaks sporting a full redesign
The DJI Mini 3 Pro could be around the corner, along with a non-Pro model. It appears that DJI has redesigned its Mini drone for its third generation, which could launch as soon as next month. Other DJI products will be arriving throughout 2022 too.
Motorola Moto G22 released for a bargain price
Motorola has lifted the lid on the Moto G22, its latest budget Android smartphone. The Moto G22 features the new MediaTek Helio G37 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and expandable storage, plus a 90 Hz display. Motorola has also equipped the Moto G22 with a 50 MP primary camera, among other features.
Samsung fixes issues with the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic after their last major firmware updates
Samsung has released bug fixes to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. Apparently, last month's major firmware update for the pair caused a few problems, despite being aimed at introduced new features to Samsung's first One UI Watch smartwatches.
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G, Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy A53 5G prices leak for European countries
A leaker has revealed prices for the Galaxy A13 4G, Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy A53 5G in Europe. While the Galaxy A13 4G will be the cheapest of the trio, the Galaxy A53 5G is not expected to start for more than €449. All models should launch with at least 128 GB of storage too.
Sony Xperia 1 II and Xperia Pro start receiving Android 12 updates in the US
Sony has started upgrading the Xperia 1 II and Xperia Pro to Android 12, the second OS update for the pair. Android 12 will arrive through an OTA update, 58.2.A.0.899, and is currently eligible for US handsets.
TicWatch Pro 3 Sports Version launches with 4G, a SpO2 sensor and over 100 sports modes
Mobvoi has revealed the TicWatch Pro 3 Sports Version, a Wear OS-based smartwatch that features 4G and GPS connectivity. The new smartwatch also supports over 100 exercise modes, along with numerous sensors for tracking your health and wellbeing.
Chuwi UBook XPro: New 2-in-1 launches with a 13-inch display and an Intel Core i7-7Y75 processor for US$489.99
Chuwi has revealed the UBook XPro, another Windows-based 2-in-1 by the company. The UBook XPro has a 13-inch and 1440p display, along with the Intel Core i7-7Y75, an old and low-powered Kaby Lake processor.
Sonos Roam SL revealed for US$159 without Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant support
Sonos has launched the Roam SL, a scaled-back version of the Sonos Roam. The cheaper model arrives without microphones and no Amazon Alexa support, albeit while sharing its sibling's design. The Sonos Roam SL will start at US$20 and €20 cheaper than the Sonos Roam.
Huawei Nova 9 SE leaks with the company's first 108 MP camera and a Snapdragon 665 SoC
Huawei is on the verge of releasing the Nova 9 SE, its first smartphone with a 108 MP camera. A leak has also confirmed that the Nova 9 SE has a large display, a Snapdragon 65 SoC and expandable storage, among other features.
LG UltraGear 48GQ900: 48-inch gaming monitor announced with a WOLED panel, HDMI 2.1, 120 Hz support and a matte finish
LG has lifted the lid on the UltraGear 48GQ900, a huge gaming monitor that will be available this summer. The UltraGear 48GQ900 features a 10-bit WOLED panel, along with modern I/O and a matte finish.
Apple Mac mini: YouTuber demonstrates that the Apple M1 mini-PC could be nearly two-thirds smaller than its present size
A YouTuber has managed to shrink the current Mac mini by almost two-thirds without compromising on the performance that the Apple M1 offers. While Apple is unlikely to ever take this radical approach with the next Mac mini, it shows what could be done if Apple paid closer attention to optimising the space within its mini-PC.
Pixel 7 Pro concept video offers more views of Google's next flagship smartphone
A new video based on recent leaks shows what to expect from the Pixel 7 Pro, Google's next flagship smartphone. The video shows the Pixel 7 Pro from all sides, reinforcing the continuation of the Pixel 6 Pro's design. The Pixel 7 Pro is thought to feature larger camera sensors than its predecessor, though.
Fitbit recalls nearly 1.7 million Fitbit Ionic smartwatches because of burns risk
Fitbit has announced a recall of the Ionic, a smartwatch that it launched over four years ago. Supposedly, the Fitbit Ionic has a habit of going up in flames because of an overheated battery. There have been at least 174 reports of the issue occurring globally, of which 118 caused burn injuries. Fitbit is recalling all units, which amounts to nearly 1.7 million sold between September 2017 and December 2021.
Blackview Tab 10 Pro: Budget tablet launched with a detachable keyboard and pen support
Blackview has started selling the Tab 10 Pro, an Android tablet based around MediaTek MT8788V and a 1200p display. The Tab 10 Pro retails for US$239.99 and can be purchased with a US$39.99 detachable magnetic keyboard.
Oppo Air Glass: AR glasses to go on sale from tomorrow in China for CNY 4,999 (~US$792)
Oppo will start selling the Air Glass on March 3, its AR glasses that run on the Snapdragon Wear 4100. The Air Glass will retail for CNY 4,999 (~US$792), although it remains unknown if Oppo will launch the device globally.
Samsung has shipped around 100 million smartphones with faulty or weak encryption
Reportedly, Samsung has sent out tens of millions of smartphones with weak or faulty encryption. Estimates for the number of affected smartphones could reach 100 million and include all Galaxy S smartphones from the Galaxy S8 onwards. Samsung was made aware of the security issues nearly a year ago.
Apple stops selling all products in Russia as Tim Cook issues a lengthy statement to Apple employees
Apple is reacting to Russian aggression, following extension sanctions from the European Union and the US. Apple has now stopped selling all products in Russia, such as iPhones and MacBooks. Likewise, it has removed the state-affiliated RT News, and Sputnik News have been banned from the App Store outside Russia. Tim Cook has addressed his employees about 'the ongoing crisis in Ukraine' in an extensive email too.
AOC AGON AG344UXM: 34-inch ultra-wide gaming monitor announced with mini-LED backlights and VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification
AOC has unveiled the AGON AG344UXM, an ultra-wide gaming monitor that has a 3,440 x 1,440-pixel native resolution and 1,152 local dimming zones. The 34-inch gaming monitor also contains plenty of ports and peaks at 1000 cd/m² when viewing HDR content.
A modified Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max with an MFi-certified USB Type-C port is now orderable
A company has retrofitted a USB Type-C port in an iPhone 12 Pro Max. DEEP s.r.o is selling the modified iPhone through eBay in an auction that ends this weekend. Supposedly, the USB Type-C port is MFi-certified, which allows it to provide full charging and data transfer capabilities.
Motorola Moto G22 leaks with a 90 Hz OLED display and a 50 MP camera for under €200
A detailed leak has outlined what to expect from the Moto G22, one of Motorola's next budget smartphones. While the Moto G22 is expected to retail for less than €200, it should still arrive with a 90 Hz OLED display, a large battery and a 50 MP quad camera set up.
TicWatch GTH Pro: Mobvoi announces new smartwatch with advanced health-tracking features for US$99.99
Mobvoi has unveiled the TicWatch GTH Pro, a US$99.99 smartwatch that can determine the age of your arteries, among other features. The TicWatch GTH Pro is orderable now in North America and offers up to 10 days of battery life.
Bang & Olufsen reveals the Beosystem 72-22, a limited-edition tribute to the Beogram 4000
Bang & Olufsen has showcased the Beosystem 72-22, a system that features the Beogram 4000c, a pair of Beolab 18 stereo speakers and a Beoremote Halo remote control. The Beosystem 72-22 marks the Beogram 4000's 50th anniversary and will be limited to 30 units globally.
Xiaomi announces the Redmi Note 11E and Redmi Note 11E Pro with Dimensity 700 and Snapdragon 695 chipsets
Xiaomi has unveiled yet more Redmi Note 11 smartphones. This time, the company has presented the Redmi Note 11E and Redmi Note 11E Pro, two very different smartphones. Currently available only in China, the Redmi Note 11E series will be orderable later this month.
VESA announces DisplayPort 2.0 certified products to avoid HDMI 2.1-style confusion
VESA has announced that DisplayPort 2.0 labels will specify what bandwidth they offer in a bid to avoid HDMI 2.1-related confusion. VESA's certification program will include DP40 and DP80-certified cables that will denote 40 Gbps and 80 Gbps compatibility, respectively.
LG 2022 OLED TV: Availability and prices announced for European markets
LG has finally confirmed the availability and prices of its latest OLED TV series. While it has only announced details for the TVs in European markets, the availability and prices give a flavour of what to expect in other markets. Details about the OLED A2 77-inch and OLED G2 97-inch are still a mystery, though.
The LG Velvet is set to start receiving Android 12 within the next few weeks
LG has committed to upgrading the LG Velvet to Android 12 by the end of this month. LG's Android 12 rollout will begin in South Korea and could take a while before it reaches other markets. The likes of the LG Wing should be in line for Android 12 too.
Samsung confirms the end of the Galaxy Note series at MWC 2022
The release of the Galaxy S22 Ultra already made it clear that Samsung intended to shutter the Galaxy Note series. However, the head of Samsung's smartphone division has confirmed that there will be no more Galaxy Note-branded smartphones, with future Galaxy S Ultra models taking their place instead.
Xiaomi Mi A3 updated to the February 2022 security patch globally
Xiaomi has updated the Mi A3 to the February 2022 security patch on its global software channel. The soon-to-be-replaced security patch arrives as V220.127.116.11.RFQMIXM, a 13 MB OTA file that is also available as a fastboot or recovery file.
Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12 Pro to arrive globally sooner than expected as launch event date leaks
A leak has confirmed that Xiaomi will not be announcing the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X or Xiaomi 12 Pro this week at MWC 2022. Instead, the company will reveal the Xiaomi 12 series globally in two weeks. The same leak confirms that the launch event will be an online affair and will be watchable across multiple social media channels.
OnePlus 10 Pro to launch this month globally as Pete Lau confirms OxygenOS independence from Oppo
Oppo has revealed the Find X5 series globally, but we are still waiting on OnePlus to do the same with the OnePlus 10 Pro. The latter has finally confirmed that the OnePlus 10 Pro will appear outside China later this month and still with OxygenOS. Pete Lau has announced that OnePlus will not be ditching OxygenOS any time soon, either.
MacBook Pro 13: Pricing, specification sheet and design leaks for Apple's March 8 bound laptop
Reputedly, a specification sheet for the next MacBook Pro 13 has surfaced online. If accurate, it would mean that the 13-inch MacBook Pro will also have a notched display, along with an Apple M2 SoC, up to 22 hours of battery life and 32 GB of RAM. The same leak reveals the starting price of the next MacBook Pro 13 too.
POCO F4 specifications revealed with a major disappointment
A leaker has leaked numerous specifications about the POCO F4, one of many upcoming Xiaomi smartphones. Reputedly, the POCO F4 will arrive with a 6.3-inch AMOLED display, a large battery and high wattage fast charging. For some reason, Xiaomi has not sought to upgrade the POCO F3 in all areas, such as SoC.
Honor Watch GS 3 launches outside China with a stainless steel case, a SpO2 sensor and 14 days of battery life
Honor has finally released the Watch GS 3 outside its home market. To be available in the Eurozone for €229, the Watch GS 3 features a dual-band GPS module, over 100 workout modes, SpO2 monitoring and a particularly accurate heart rate monitor. The Honor Watch GS 3 will be available in Classic Gold, Ocean Blue and Midnight Black colourways.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i unveiled in two display sizes with an optional OLED panel, Intel Alder Lake processors and an Iris Xe Max dedicated GPU
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i is one of three IdeaPad Flex 5 series machines that the company has released at MWC 2022. The IdeaPad Flex 5i is the most powerful of the trio though, with new Intel Alder Lake processors, a dedicated GPU option and even an OLED display. The IdeaPad Flex 5i starts at €499 but rises to €699 for the entry-level 16-inch version.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook: Intel Alder Lake-powered Chromebook launches with up to 10 hours of battery life
Lenovo has announced the IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook at MWC 2022, the Chrome OS version of the IdeaPad Flex 5i. The Chromebook variant still comes with Intel Alder Lake processors, but only as a 14-inch laptop. The 1.62 kg machine offers up to 10 hours of battery life and will start at €549 when it launches in June.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 arrives in 14-inch and 16-inch display sizes with AMD Ryzen 5000U APUs
Lenovo has announced the IdeaPad Flex 5, a 14-inch or 16-inch Windows laptop powered by AMD Zen 3 APUs. The IdeaPad Flex 5 also has various display options, including a 2.5K panel that offers 100% sRGB colour space coverage. Lenovo will start selling the IdeaPad Flex 5 in May from €549.
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook launched as a laptop replacement with a 2K display
The IdeaPad Duet 3 is one of Lenovo's latest Chromebooks, which it equips with a Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 SoC. The IdeaPad Duet 3 comes with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage too and will be available in May from €349.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook: 15.6-inch convertible laptop revealed with low-power processors
Lenovo has unveiled the IdeaPad Flex 3i, another budget Chromebook from the company. The IdeaPad Flex 3i will start at €449 in May and comes in two colours. Multiple memory and configurations will be available too, but all IdeaPad Flex 3i models rely on eMMC flash storage.
Xiaomi gives the POCO M4 Pro another go with a 4G model that also has an AMOLED display
Xiaomi has released the second version of the POCO M4 Pro globally. Now a 4G model, the new POCO M4 Pro has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display, a Helio G96 SoC and four cameras. The POCO M4 Pro (4G) starts at €199 and is available with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
POCO X4 Pro 5G arrives with a downgraded Qualcomm SoC, Android 11 and an AMOLED display
The POCO X4 Pro 5G is here, and it has a worse Qualcomm SoC than its predecessor. The new model has a superior display though, along with a 108 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 67 W charging, among other features. The POCO X4 Pro 5G will debut for €269 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Huawei MateStation X: Apple iMac competitor lands in Europe with a 3:2 display and AMD Ryzen 5000H APUs
Huawei has released the MateStation X in Europe, an all-in-one desktop computer that combines the MateView monitor with a powerful computer. The MateStation X starts at €2,199 in the Eurozone and is available with up to a Ryzen 7 5800H APU.
Huawei MatePad Paper: 10.3-inch E Ink tablet launches with HarmonyOS 2, stylus support and nearly a month's battery life
Huawei has introduced the MatePad Paper, a compact tablet that offers excellent battery life and a high-resolution E Ink display. The MatePad Paper costs €499 in the Eurozone with a Huawei M Pencil and a Folio Case.
ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5: Lenovo's latest premier multimedia laptop arrives with Intel Alder Lake vPro processors and an optional RTX 3080 Ti
Lenovo has refreshed the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, its flagship multimedia laptop. Now on its fifth generation, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme includes powerful Intel Alder Lake processors and a choice of four dedicated NVIDIA GPUs. Lenovo continues to equip the ThinkPad X1 Extreme with socketed RAM and storage too.
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus (3rd Gen): Budget Android tablet released with MediaTek Helio G80 or Snapdragon 680 4G chipsets
Lenovo has refreshed the Tab M10 Plus with a third-generation model. The Tab M10 Plus (3rd Gen) has a 1200p display, up to 6 GB of RAM, expandable storage and a 7,700 mAh battery. The Android 12 tablet will start at €249 and will be available with MediaTek Helio G80 and Snapdragon 680 4G SoCs.
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i: Windows-based tablet launches as a Microsoft Surface Pro 8 competitor with a 2.5K display, 16 GB of RAM and up to an Intel Core i7-1255U processor
Lenovo has unveiled the IdeaPad Duet 5i, a 12.35-inch tablet that relies on Intel Alder Lake processors. The Windows-based tablet also has a 2.5K display, a detachable keyboard case and a 50 Wh battery, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro arrives with Intel Alder Lake processors, 5G connectivity and an Intel Arc Graphics dedicated GPU
Samsung has showcased the Galaxy Book2 Pro as MWC 2022 begins. The Galaxy Book2 Pro comes in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch screen sizes, both with AMOLED panels and Intel Alder Lake processors. However, the larger model gains Intel Arc Graphics dedicated GPUs, plus an HDMI port. All models weigh less than 1.2 kg though, and will be available in two colours.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360: New convertible revealed in two sizes with Intel's latest processors and S Pen support
A new version of the Galaxy Book Pro 360 has arrived, appropriately called the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360. Samsung's latest convertible laptop will be available with Intel Alder Lake processors, in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch screen sizes and will feature Super AMOLED displays. S Pen support is on board too, but there are no dedicated GPU options.
GMK NucBox2 Plus launched with substantial performance improvements compared to the NucBox2 and a Thunderbolt 4 port
The NucBox2 Plus is another mini-PC from GMK, but it still packs plenty of power considering its compact form factor. The NucBox2 Plus measures 124.8 x 111.6 x 50.4 mm and features an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, a Thunderbolt 4 port and replaceable memory, among other hardware.
Google is set to launch another Pixel smartphone in India after the Pixel 4a
Google has not released a Pixel smartphone in India since the Pixel 4a. However, a recent BIS certification suggests that that could change in the next few months, possibly with the Pixel 6a. Currently, Google has only registered the 'GX7AS' in India, despite having the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and the Pixel Fold in the works too.
Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 receives practical new features in its latest update
Samsung has brought a few new features to the Galaxy Fit 2, one of its older smartwatches. R220XXU1AVB8 is available to download now as an over-the-air (OTA) update and breathes more life into the ageing device.
Oppo Watch 2 Glacier Lake Blue Edition presented with a large display, a special watch strap and ski tracking
The Glacier Lake Blue Edition is the latest version of the Watch 2, a smartwatch that Oppo sells in two sizes. The Oppo Watch 2 Glacier Lake Blue Edition joins the Oppo Watch Free, which also launched this week. The new Oppo Watch 2 features a few improvements over the standard model, including the ability to track your ski runs.
Intel NUC 12 Extreme pre-orders start from US$1,699 with RAM and storage
SimplyNUC has listed the NUC12DCMi7 Full and the NUC12DCMi9 Full, versions of NUC 12 Extreme with RAM and storage. Both machines are highly configurable and come with powerful Alder Lake processors. The NUC 12 Extreme will start shipping in April at the earliest.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G to launch in multiple colours but with familiar specifications
The Galaxy A53 5G is almost upon us, an Exynos 1200-powered smartphone. WinFuture has now leaked the Galaxy A53 5G in four launch colours and has reiterated many of the device's specifications. Predictably, the Galaxy A53 5G shares many of its features with the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52s.
Nubia Z40 Pro launches as the first smartphone with a Sony IMX787 camera
Nubia has unveiled the Z40 Pro, the first Android smartphone with a Sony IMX787 camera and MagSafe-style charging. The Z40 Pro is available in two versions, two colours and starts at CNY 3,399 (~US$537) in China with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
POCO M4 Pro to launch with a 1,000-nit and AMOLED display; Snapdragon 680 4G a possibility in Redmi Note 11 re-brand
POCO continues to tease the next M4 Pro, a follow-up to last year's M4 Pro 5G. While the new smartphone may feature a 4G chipset, it could offer a significant advantage over the M4 Pro 5G. Unfortunately, it seems that the POCO M4 Pro is another re-branded Xiaomi smartphone.
Concept designer reimagines the classic Apple Macintosh with a revised design and a notched display
The classic Macintosh nears its 40th anniversary, with Apple having released it in 1984. While the company has moved away from the design of its first computers, a concept designer has realised how it could bring the device up to date.
Details about five upcoming Xiaomi flagship smartphones leak, including the Xiaomi 12T Pro HyperCharge
A leak has outlined the first details about the Xiaomi 12T series, seemingly due to be released as the Xiaomi 12T, Xiaomi 12T Pro and the Xiaomi 12T Pro HyperCharge. Xiaomi could have the Redmi K50 Ultra and Redmi K50S Ultra in the pipeline, too.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 will be a larger alternative to the Galaxy A33 5G with the same Exynos 1200 SoC
The Galaxy A53 5G has surfaced on the Google Play Console, just a few days after the Galaxy A33 5G did. Like the Galaxy A33 5G, the Galaxy A53 5G has an Exynos 1200 SoC, 6 GB of RAM and a 1080p display. The Galaxy A53 5G will be a larger alternative than the Galaxy A33 5G though.
Oppo Watch Free: Affordable smartwatch announced for European and UK markets
Oppo has finally released the Watch Free outside China. Introduced last September in its home market, the Watch Free features a large AMOLED display and plenty of health tracking features. The Oppo Watch will be available in Europe and the UK from late March.
Intel NUC 12 Extreme 'Dragon Canyon' unveiled with desktop CPUs and enough headroom for 350 W graphics cards
Intel has finally launched its most powerful NUC yet, the NUC 12 Extreme. Codenamed 'Dragon Canyon', the NUC 12 Extreme comes with a compact design, powerful Alder Lake processors, and space for a powerful graphics card like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
Xiaomi CIVI Pro: Leak points to modest improvements over the regular model
Reportedly, Xiaomi is on the verge of releasing the CIVI Pro, another smartphone that will not make it out of China. While the leak mentions some CIVI Pro specifications, it seems that little will separate it from last year's non-Pro model.
Motorola releases the Edge X30 outside China as the Edge 30 Pro and Edge Plus at surprisingly high prices
Motorola has released the Edge X30 outside China, but under two names. For some reason, Motorola has settled on the Edge 30 Pro in Europe and other markets, but the Edge+ or Edge Plus in North America. Either way, the handset is mighty expensive at US$999.
AYA NEO NEXT: Indiegogo campaign starts, orders to ship in mid-April
AYA NEO has started selling the AYA NEO NEXT through Indiegogo, where it has already grossed over US$200,000 in backing. The AYA NEO NEXT is available in three memory configurations, all with Ryzen 7 5825U APUs. The AYA NEO NEXT starts at US$1,335 and should start shipping in mid-April.
POCO F4 GT: Global model to inherit Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming Edition hardware, including Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and 120 W charging
Reportedly, Xiaomi has settled on the specifications of the POCO F4 GT, the global version of the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition. Accordingly, the POCO F4 GT will have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, four cameras, a large battery that supports 120 W charging and a 120 Hz AMOLED display.
Acer Swift 3: New SF314-512 model introduced with upgraded processors and in three colours for US$849.99
Acer has revealed the Swift 3 SF314-512, a 14-inch laptop with multiple display options, Intel Alder Lake processors and numerous ports. The SF314-512 starts at US$849.99 in North America, but will be available first in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Acer Swift 5 SF514-56T announced with a more premium design, Intel Alder Lake processors and a 2.5K display
Acer has revealed the Swift 5 SF514-56T, an upgrade on last year's Swift 5 SF514-55T. The latest Swift 5 features a redesigned chassis, a higher resolution display, more powerful processors and DDR5 RAM, plus other improvements. The Swift 5 SF514-56T will launch first in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but Acer will release it in China and North America too.
The Pixel 7 could be a more compact flagship from Google this year
The Pixel 6 may only be a few months old, but leakers have already revealed what its successor looks like. The Pixel 7 shares its design language with the Pixel 6, albeit with a few tweaks. The Pixel 7 could be a bit smaller than the Pixel 6 too, but not quite as small as the Pixel 5.
LG UltraGear monitor to launch this summer with a 48-inch OLED panel, a high refresh rate and HDMI 2.1
LG is preparing to release a super-sized gaming monitor under its UltraGear brand. The 48-inch affair will have an OLED panel, DisplayPort and HDMI 2.1 connections, plus subtle UltraGear branding.
Philips 27B1U7903: Professional 4K monitor presented with mini-LED backlights and two Thunderbolt 4 ports
Philips has unveiled the 27B1U7903, a 27-inch and 4K monitor aimed at professionals. The Philips 27B1U7903 also has mini-LED backlights that deliver up to 1,400 nits of peak brightness and two Thunderbolt 4 ports. The professional monitor has a four-port USB hub too, among other features.
BLU G91 Max: Budget smartphone launched with a 108 MP primary camera, 8 GB of RAM and wireless charging support
The BLU G91 Max is an affordable smartphone with plenty of intriguing features, considering its price. The G91 Max is available for US$179.99 in two colours and ships with Android 11.
Activision to skip major Call of Duty release in 2023 and focus on additional content for existing CoD games
Reportedly, Activision has pulled the Call of Duty game planned for 2023, leaving the series without a major release next year. In its place will arrive a new free-to-play game and more content for both CoD: Warzone 2 and CoD: Modern Warfare 2022. Apparently, Activision will instead release Treyarch's next CoD game in 2024.
Vivo Y76 5G arrives in Europe for over €300 with Android 11 and a Dimensity 700 SoC
Vivo has released the Y76 5G in Europe, a MediaTek Dimensity 700-powered smartphone with a 50 MP primary camera. The Vivo Y76 5G also has a large battery, a 1080p display and sells for €329. Unfortunately, Vivo continues to ship the Y76 5G with outdated software.
Dell G15 5520 released with CPU and GPU upgrades plus numerous configuration options
Dell has launched the G15 5520, a refreshed version of the 5510. The G15 5520 arrives with a choice between two Intel Alder Lake-P processors, GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs and three display options. Also, the G15 5520 has DDR5 RAM, up to 1 TB of storage and an 86 Wh battery.
Motorola Edge 30 Pro to ship with a free tablet for pre-orderers in Europe
Motorola is a day away from unveiling the Edge 30 Pro, its next global flagship smartphone. However, it has already emerged that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered handset will come with a free tablet if you pre-order it. The Edge 30 Pro is rumoured to be limited to a single memory configuration too, albeit one with more RAM than either the Galaxy S22 or Galaxy S22+.
Samsung announces Expert RAW compatibility for only a few smartphones
Samsung has confirmed which smartphones will support the Expert RAW camera app. Only some recent flagship smartphones will be compatible, but just those with at least 2x optical zoom telephoto cameras, among other requirements.
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G: Google Play Console leak confirms Exynos chipset, memory configuration and display specifications
The Google Play Console has published its listing for the Galaxy A33 5G, rumoured to be a 6.4-inch smartphone with an AMOLED display. The listing confirms several features about the Galaxy A33 5G, including what Exynos chipset it uses, among other specifications.
Spotify Car Thing launches in the US for older cars without Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
The Spotify Car Thing retails for US$89.99, but it also requires a Spotify Premium subscription. The device can be controlled using its touchscreen, physical buttons or voice commands. Spotify is only shipping the Car Thing in the US, for the time being.
Hisense Infinity H60 5G presented with a curved AMOLED display, a 108 MP camera, and a faux leather design
Hisense has unveiled the Infinity H60 5G, a Dimensity 810-powered smartphone with a large AMOLED display. The device also has a 108 MP quad camera, two front-facing cameras and an in-display fingerprint scanner, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 renders leak with a flat display and triple rear-facing cameras
OnLeaks has revealed what the Redmi K50 will look like when it launches, which is rumoured to be in March. The Snapdragon 870-powered smartphone has three rear-facing cameras and a flat display, along with a design that is in keeping with the Redmi Note 11 series.
Cyberpunk 2077 cannot run at 4K on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X with Patch 1.5
Digital Foundry has determined that Cyberpunk 2077 does not play at 4K on either the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, despite CD Projekt Red claiming that this was now the case. The company's lauded ray-tracing features only introduce minimal visual improvements to Cyberpunk 2077 on Patch 1.5 too.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 5100 and Wear 5100+ specifications leak with GPU improvements and promises of better battery life
All Wear OS smartwatches continue to rely on old SoCs, except for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. However, an extensive leak has revealed details about the Wear 5100 and Wear 5100+, two upcoming Snapdragon smartwatch platforms.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 Pro design emerges with a different look to the new Redmi K50 Gaming Edition
Xiaomi has only just kicked off the Redmi K50 series with the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition. However, render images of the Redmi K50 Pro have leaked, one of at least three other Redmi K50 series devices due to be released soon. The Redmi K50 Pro is expected to feature the MediaTek Dimensity 8000 or Dimensity 8100, along with 66 W fast charging.
Oppo A76 launched with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G chipset, a large battery and dual SIM connectivity
Oppo has revealed the A76, a budget smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 680 4G. The 6.56-inch device has a 720p display, a 5,000 mAh battery and two rear-facing cameras. Available in two colours, the Oppo A76 ships with ColorOS 11.1 and Android 11.
Apple MacBook with a 20-inch foldable display planned as foldable iPhone slips until the middle of the decade
Reportedly, Apple is working on two devices with foldable displays, starting with a foldable iPhone. Originally tipped to launch in 2023, Apple's first foldable device is now thought to be arriving two years later. Meanwhile, Apple is also developing a foldable MacBook with a 20-inch display, which could launch towards the end of the decade.
POCO announces global launch of the POCO M4 Pro and POCO X4 Pro 5G after substantial leaks
POCO has unveiled its #AllAroundACE global launch event, where it will showcase the POCO M4 Pro and POCO X4 Pro 5G. The pair will debut on February 28, although they are both re-branded Redmi smartphones.
iPhone 14 Pro: Apple finalises design without under-display Touch ID as trial production begins
According to reports, Apple has suspended development of in-display Touch ID sensors. Originally thought to be part of the iPhone 14 series, Apple will concentrate on improving Face ID instead, leaving Touch ID as an iPhone SE, MacBook and iPad exclusive feature. Reputedly, Apple has finalised the design of the iPhone 14 Pro too.
Intel NUC 12 Extreme: Specifications and suspected prices of Alder Lake-powered mini-PCs leak
Details about the NUC 12 Extreme have leaked, Intel’s next flagship mini-PC. The NUC 12 Extreme will include a PCIe x16 Gen 5 slot for next-gen graphics cards, and dual-slot ones to boot. The NUC 12 Extreme will be upgradeable, but it may also be rather expensive.
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 2 360 leaks before MWC 2022 reveal
Images of the Galaxy Book Pro 2 360 have leaked just a few days before Samsung's MWC 2022 event. The 15.6-inch laptop has a 16:9 aspect ratio, multiple ports and a number pad, among other features.
Intel Arc Alchemist is headed for Project Endgame, with over 4 million gaming GPUs shipping this year
Intel has finally commented on how many graphics cards it will ship this year. Supposedly to counteract the GPU shortage, Intel has also announced where its GPU business is headed under Project Endgame.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro codenames discovered in Android 13 DP1 alongside a Pixel 6 Pro with a second-generation Tensor chip
Android 13 DP1 has divulged information about the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, over six months before the pair are expected to arrive. Reportedly, a Pixel 6 Pro development device with a second-generation Google Tensor chip has been spotted, too.
Wemax Go: The world's thinnest ALPD projector will soon be available for under US$300
The Wemax Go will soon be available at a discounted price, bringing it below its Indiegogo launch price. The Wemax Go combines a 540p resolution with a 500:1 contrast ratio and 300 ANSI Lumens of peak brightness.
Bang & Olufsen announces new Beoplay Portal for PC, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch
Bang & Olufsen has unveiled a new version of the Beoplay Portal, its flagship headphones for gamers. Not only does the new model feature PC, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch compatibility, it also contains better battery life, among other changes.
Apple unveils PowerBeats Pro NBA75 Ivory edition for the NBA's 75th anniversary
Apple has launched an NBA75 Ivory edition of the PowerBeats Pro. As its name suggests, the special edition model commemorates the competition's 75th anniversary.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro receives Android 12 and MIUI 13 globally
Xiaomi has released V18.104.22.168.SKDMIXM to the Xiaomi 11T Pro, the device's first MIUI 13 build globally. Also packing Android 12, V22.214.171.124.SKDMIXM is available to Mi Pilot testers, a program that remains open to join.
Android 13 update list outlines dozens of Xiaomi, POCO and Redmi smartphones due for upcoming OS upgrade
Xiaomi may be busy updating smartphones to Android 12, but Xiaomiui is already thinking about Android 13. Purportedly, dozens of Xiaomi, POCO and Redmi smartphones will receive Android 13, including the Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 11 series.
Intel unveils CPU roadmap for Raptor Lake, Meteor Lake, Arrow Lake and Lunar Lake architectures
Intel has published its first CPU roadmap in years, having recently presented Alder Lake-P processors. Apparently, we can expect Intel to deliver four new architectures between now and 2025, starting with Raptor Lake, which has 24 cores and 32 threads.
Xiaomi sells at least 70,000 Redmi K50 Gaming Edition handsets in a minute during first flash sale
It appears that Xiaomi has impressed its fans with the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition, its latest gaming smartphone. Purportedly, Xiaomi sold anywhere from 70,000 to 85,000 units within one minute of trading. The Redmi K50 Gaming Edition is expected to launch globally as the POCO F4 GT.
Windows 11: Gaming upgrades abound, including an HDR calibration app and VRR in windowed mode
Microsoft has announced several new gaming features for Windows 11, such as improved HDR options. Additionally, the company has introduced VRR for games running in windowed mode, among other changes.
MWC 2022: Samsung confirms the launch of next-generation Galaxy Book laptops with Intel Alder Lake processors
We are still are over a week away from MWC 2022, but Samsung has teased what it plans to showcase at this year's event. As leaks have already shown, Samsung is preparing to release Intel Alder Lake-P powered Galaxy Book laptops, such as the Core i7-1260P.
Motorola Frontier: New high resolution renders of upcoming camera monster leak
Evan Blass has leaked new renders of the Motorola Frontier, the company's first smartphone with a 200 MP camera. The Frontier may not launch until the summer, but Blass has shown what to expect from Motorola's chunky flagship smartphone.
Honor Magic4 series designs leak with multiple cameras for all models
Reportedly, Honor could be bringing up to seven cameras to the Magic 4 Pro, one of four Magic4 series smartphones that may launch at MWC 2022. Purportedly, Honor has settled on the names Magic4, Magic 4T and Magic Future for the rest of the Magic4 series.
HP EliteBook 835 G9: UserBenchmark listing confirms AMD Ryzen PRO 6000U processors for upcoming business laptop
UserBenchmark has confirmed that the EliteBook 835 G9 will ship with AMD Ryzen PRO 6000U processors, potentially up to the Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U. The EliteBook 835 G9 should be available in April alongside other EliteBook refreshes.
Motorola Edge 30 Pro: Alleged European pricing emerges that would make the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 handset an awesome deal
Motorola has all but confirmed that the Edge 30 Pro will debut globally on February 24. Reportedly, pricing for the handset has surfaced at a European retailer that would see Motorola undercut the likes of Samsung and Xiaomi.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14: 2022 model is already available to order with Ryzen 9 6900HS, Radeon RX 6800S and a 16:10 display
ASUS has opened pre-orders for the latest version of the ROG Zephyrus G14, which relies on AMD Ryzen 6000 and Radeon RX 6000 hardware. The ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) is available with up to a Ryzen 9 6900HS and Radeon RX 6800S, but ASUS has made other improvements to its 14-inch gaming laptop too.
Windows 11 Preview Build 22557 makes vast changes, including folders in the Start Menu, new gestures and improved Snap Layouts
Microsoft has released Preview Build 22557 to the Dev Channel on the Windows 11 Insider Program. The update brings numerous changes and improvements to Windows 11, including new touch gestures, File Explorer revisions and the rumoured updated Task Manager. Preview Build 22557 is available to download now but not on ARM64 PCs.
AMD Ryzen 6000 mobile unveiled with a focus on iGPU performance and power efficiency
AMD has finally presented more details about the Ryzen 6000 series for laptops, a month after it unveiled the series at CES 2022. Ryzen 6000 mobile APUs include the economical Ryzen 6600U up to the Ryzen 9 6980HS and Ryzen 9 6980HX. Purportedly, AMD's latest laptop APUs should consume less power than their Intel Alder Lake counterparts while still delivering excellent iGPU performance.
BenQ X3000i: 4K gaming projector now available with up to 240 Hz refresh rate and 4 ms input latency
BenQ has launched the X3000i, a gaming projector revealed in January at CES 2022. The BenQ X3000i offers a 4K resolution, a 240 Hz refresh rate and 4 ms input latency, among other features. The projector retails for £1,699 in the UK and €1,899 in the Eurozone.
Philips Momentum 3000: Three new gaming monitors launched with 165 Hz refresh rates
The Philips Momentum 3000 series consists of the 27M1N3200VA, 27M1N3200VS, 27M1N3200ZA, all 27-inch gaming monitors capable of outputting at 1080p and 165 Hz. The trio offer low response times too and three video outputs. The Momentum 3000 series starts at €269 and rises to €309 for the 27M1N3200ZA.
Cyberpunk 2077: CD Projekt Red admits that Patch 1.5 causes crashes at launch on PC
CD Projekt Red has admitted that Patch 1.5 is causing some Cyberpunk 2077 installations to crash at launch on PC. Supposedly, incompatible audio drivers are the cause, even though they were fine pre-Patch 1.5. CD Projekt Red is also investigating the option of raising the FPS cap on Xbox Series S too, among other requests.
POCO X4 Pro 5G camera samples fail to impress early reviewer
Camera samples from the POCO X4 Pro 5G have leaked, one of Xiaomi's upcoming mid-range smartphones. The POCO X4 Pro 5G has a 108 MP ISOCELL HM2 as its main camera, but that cannot save it from taking mediocre-looking photos.
Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G: Specifications and hands-on photos leak of upcoming 108 MP, 120 Hz and Snapdragon 695-backed smartphone
Xiaomi is yet to announce the POCO X4 Pro 5G, but SmartDroid has already managed to get its hands on a unit. Not only has the website shown what the POCO X4 Pro 5G looks like, it has also listed the device's specifications, as has a recognised leaker.
POCO F4 GT arrives at multiple regulatory bodies as Xiaomi teases another POCO smartphone
The POCO F4 GT has stopped by multiple regulatory bodies, including the FCC. The global version of the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition has no set release date, but Xiaomi may have teased it during its POCO M4 Pro presentation in India.
Cyberpunk 2077: Loading times drastically reduced with free next-gen update for the Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5
It seems that CD Projekt Red has done a good job with its free next-gen update for Cyberpunk 2077. Extensive videos show that the game loads considerably faster on current-generation consoles than it did previously. Performance and graphics improvements are evident in Patch 1.5 too.
LG OLED42C24LA: World's first 42-inch OLED TV launches for £1,399
The LG OLED42C24LA is the first OLED TV to feature a 42-inch display; previously, OLED TVs only went as small as 48-inches. Still, a 6-inches smaller panel does not shave anything off the OLED42C24LA's price tag compared to its 48-inch sibling, the OLED48C24LA.
Edge 30 Pro name confirmed for global version of the Motorola Edge X30
WinFuture has confirmed the global name of the Edge X30, Motorola's first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. As expected, the Edge X30 will launch as the Edge 30 Pro. Motorola will host a global hardware event on February 24.
Honor Magic4 series European release date confirmed, ending hopes of seeing the Magic3 Pro or Magic3 Pro+ outside China
Honor may have announced the Magic3 Pro and Magic 3 Pro+ globally, but it is yet to begin selling the smartphones outside China. The company's announcement that the Magic4 series will appear at MWC 2022 this month has put an end to the idea that the Magic3 Pro or Magic3 Pro+ will launch in the US, Europe or beyond.
Samsung Galaxy A23 emerges with a Snapdragon 680 4G chipset, 4 GB of RAM and Android 12 as CAD renders leak
The Galaxy A23 has leaked, Samsung's next 4G budget smartphone. Based on several Geekbench listings, the Galaxy A23 4G features a Snapdragon 680 SoC, 4 GB of RAM and Android 12. CAD renders of the smartphone have leaked too, courtesy of OnLeaks.
Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12 Pro prices, memory configurations and colour options revealed for European release
Reportedly, the Xiaomi 12 series will cost at least €600 in Europe, with the Xiaomi 12 Pro retailing for up to €1,200. The Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X and Xiaomi 12 Pro will all arrive in the same colourways, albeit without the green leather option that Xiaomi sells in China.
The LG CineBeam HU710PW is the company's first projector with a hybrid light source system
The LG CineBeam HU710PW is a 4K DLP projector that can create up to 300-inch images. The CineBeam HU710PW is also LG's first projector with its hybrid light source system, which combines LED and laser technologies. LG will sell the CineBeam HU710PW in the UK and US for £2,498.98 and US$2,499, respectively.
LG CineBeam HU715QW: 4K laser ultra-short-throw projector launches with a Dolby Atmos soundbar included as a gift
LG has unveiled the CineBeam HU715QW, a 4K and ultra-short throw laser projector. The CineBeam HU715QW runs webOS 6.0, has several ports, and creates up to 120-inch images. The CineBeam HU715QW will be available later this month; pre-orders will come with a free LG SP8YA soundbar too.
Samsung comes clean about Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ display refresh rates
Samsung has issued a statement about the state of display refresh rates for the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+. Listed initially as supporting between 10 Hz and 120 Hz refresh rates, Samsung has admitted that it did not use 'widely-recognised' industry standards. When applying industry standards, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ have closer to 5x higher minimum display refresh rates than Samsung previously advertised.
Sony LinkBuds: Open-back earbuds presented with superior call quality than the WF-1000XM4
The Sony LinkBuds are here and at a cheaper price point than the WF-1000XM4. While not replacements for Sony's high-end earbuds, the LinkBuds offer a unique take on a saturated market with an open-back design. Initial reviews point towards the LinkBuds delivering better call quality than the WF-1000XM4 too.
Cyberpunk 2077 receives a substantial update with Patch 1.5 as native PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X versions of the game arrive
CD Projekt Red has unveiled native versions of Cyberpunk 2077 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X consoles. Available as a free download to owners of the game and at half price for the next few weeks, Cyberpunk 2077 has effectively received something of a soft re-launch. CD Projekt Red has delivered Patch 1.5 too, a huge update for the game with hundreds of fixes and optimisations.
Oppo Watch 2 receives numerous new features in China with extensive ColorOS update
The Oppo Watch 2 now supports several new features, courtesy of a ColorOS update. Currently restricted to the Chinese version of the smartwatch, the update enables an always-on display, ColorOS 12-style app icons and a calendar app, among other changes.
Chuwi HiPad Pro arrives in Europe for €299 with an introductory bonus
Chuwi has started selling the revised HiPad Pro in Europe. The 2.5K tablet relies on a MediaTek Helio G95 SoC, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Also, it features Android 11 and an LTE modem. The 10.8-inch tablet is 6.9 mm thick, too.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Built-in S Pen due for next-generation Galaxy Z Fold, but no major external design changes
According to new rumours, Samsung plans to equip the Galaxy Z Fold4 with an exciting upgrade compared to the Galaxy Z Fold3. However, the upcoming foldable smartphone will retain its predecessor's display formats, for better or worse.
Revised MacBook Pro 13 scheduled for March 8 release with Apple M2, a Touch Bar, no notch and no ProMotion display
Rumour has it that Apple is preparing to launch a refreshed MacBook Pro 13 next month at its March 8 hardware event. While the machine will showcase Apple's new M2 chipset, it will also see a continuation of the Touch Bar, but no display notch or ProMotion technologies.
POCO M4 Pro 5G launched in India from INR 14,999 (~US$198)
Xiaomi has brought the POCO M4 Pro 5G to India, a mid-range smartphone with a Dimensity 810 SoC, a 50 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery. The POCO M4 Pro 5G will be available with up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage and will start at INR 14,999 (~US$198). Xiaomi will begin selling the POCO M4 Pro 5G in India in a week's time.
Motorola presents a 5G-enabled neckband with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and a 5,000 mAh battery for AR and VR headsets
Motorola has unveiled a neckband that features a mmWave 5G modem, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, various sensors and speakers. Relying on a 5,000 mAh battery, the neckband is intended to enhance the AR and VR experience on the go.
iMac Pro: Apple's 27-inch, 120 Hz and M1 Max-powered desktop may launch in June with over 4,000 mini-LEDs
There have been plenty of conflicting reports about the iMac Pro, a more powerful alternative to the 24-inch iMac. Purportedly, the iMac Pro may not arrive until the summer, potentially during WWDC 2022. It could feature more than 4,000 mini-LEDs though, along with 1,000 dimming zones.
The Google dLight is an employee-only smart lamp designed for video calls that supports firmware updates and Google Assistant controls
A designer from Google has unveiled a stylish in-house lamp that it is handing out to its employees for free, at least in the US. The dLight has a USB Type-C port, automatic firmware updates over Wi-Fi and an adjustable colour temperature to provide optimal lighting when on video calls.
Google Pixel Fold launch date and design clues rumoured by analyst
Reportedly, Google has scheduled the release of its first foldable smartphone, codenamed 'Pipit'. Expected to be called the Pixel Fold, the foldable is tipped to launch with a more compact design than the Galaxy Z Fold3, possibly like the Oppo Find N. The Pixel Fold may arrive with the Pixel 7 series and Android 13.
ONEXPLAYER: 2 TB version of AMD Ryzen 7 4800U-powered handheld games console announced
One-netbook has released another version of the ONEXPLAYER, a handheld games console that features a large and high-resolution display. The ONEXPLAYER is now available with even more storage, albeit only with the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U APU.
Huawei patents a smartphone that has a 3D camera with three sensors for skin health analysis
Huawei has patented a bizarre-looking smartphone that can use its cameras to create a 3D scan of your face. Supposedly, the smartphone would use the 3D technology to detect blemishes, pores and to help people improve their skin health.
Intel Core i9-12900KS: Retailer reveals 150 W base power and high pricing for upcoming flagship Alder Lake processor
Intel may not have revealed how much the Core i9-12900KS costs, but a retailer has. Additionally, the retailer describes the Core i9-12900KS as having a 150 W base power, 25 W more than the similarly-equipped Core i9-12900K.
Sony appears to have leaked surprisingly low prices of its new QD-OLED and mini-LED Bravia XR Smart TVs
Sony has indicated that its new range of high-end Smart TVs will be cheaper than expected. Reportedly, the Bravia XR A95K could retail for US$4,000 as a 65-inch TV, while the 43-inch Bravia XR X80K may arrive for as little as US$600.
Horizon Forbidden West impresses in early reviews as comparison video emerges pitting the PlayStation 5 against the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro
Horizon Forbidden West, one of the most anticipated PlayStation games of the year, has already convinced critics four days before its official release. While the game shines on PlayStation 5, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro hold their own at 1080p and 30 FPS.
Samsung to release Expert RAW camera app for more Galaxy smartphones soon
With Expert RAW, Samsung has created an app that offers plenty of features for budding photographers, including full manual controls and the ability to save in RAW. Initially restricted to flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy S22 Ultra, Expert RAW will soon be available on other devices. Expert RAW will remain a Samsung Galaxy-exclusive feature though, unfortunately.
POCO X4 5G: Global version of Xiaomi's upcoming mid-range smartphone surfaces with Android 11, a Snapdragon 695 and 6 GB of RAM
The global version of the POCO X4 5G has surfaced on Geekbench. The smartphone features a Snapdragon 695 SoC and at least 6 GB of RAM. However, it also could launch with Android 11, matching the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, its Redmi sibling.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming to showcase new Sony IMX596 camera as sample photos emerge
Xiaomi has revealed camera specifications of the Redmi K50 Gaming, the company's next gaming smartphone. The Redmi K50 Gaming will be the first device released with the Sony IMX596, a 20 MP camera. Xiaomi has also equipped the Redmi K50 Gaming with the well-loved IMX686, found in the Redmi K30 series.
Leak reveals Honor Magic4, Magic4 Pro and Magic4 Pro+ specifications with up to four 50 MP cameras
An extensive leak reveals alleged specifications of the Honor Magic4 series, including the Magic4 Pro+. Like the Magic3 series, the Magic4 trio will feature powerful camera hardware, including four 50 MP rear-facing cameras and a laser autofocus system, among other high-end components.
Apple registers three new Mac models with the EEC ahead of March 8 launch event
New entries on the EEC indicate that Apple is preparing to release new Mac hardware soon. Already believed to have readied the iPhone SE 5G and iPad Air 5 for a March 8 launch event, the EEC listings suggest that the rumoured iMac Pro and new Mac mini could be ready as well.
Xiaomi Redmi 10 2022 released with memory and expansion downgrades
Xiaomi has released the Redmi 10 2022, a refresh of the Redmi 10 that it launched in August 2021. Sold in China as the Redmi Note 11 4G, the Redmi 10 2022 has a 6.5-inch display, a 90 Hz refresh rate and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features. For some reason, the Redmi 10 2022 has worse memory options than the Redmi 10 and lacks its triple card slot.
Xiaomi Watch S1: Upcoming smartwatch leaks on Amazon Germany for under €200
The Xiaomi Watch S1 has leaked on Amazon Germany before its European release. Surprisingly, the leather model could arrive for less than €200, contrary to previous rumours. The Watch S1 will be available with a sportier look, too.
Sony WH-1000XM5 takes a trip to the FCC with a revised design, larger battery and fast charging support
It looks like Sony could be on the verge of bringing the WH-1000XM5 to market, a successor to the 18-month old WH-1000XM4. According to an FCC listing, the upcoming headphones have a different design than their predecessor, along with a larger battery and fast charging support.
Samsung admits that the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ have nearly 5x higher minimum display refresh rates than advertised
Samsung has already changed its specification sheets for the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+, two of its latest flagship smartphones. Unfortunately, the pair do not support a 10-120 Hz variable refresh rate as Samsung advertises.
Sony showcases Horizon Forbidden West on PlayStation 4 with massive graphics downgrades from the PS5 version
Horizon Forbidden West is almost ready for the PlayStation 4, with the game due to launch next week. Sony and Guerrilla Games have now shown what to expect from the triple-A title on the last-generation console. While Horizon Forbidden West should run smoothly on even the base PS4, numerous compromises have been made with the game's graphics.
Lenovo Legion Y700 official trailer lands ahead of February 28 expected launch
Lenovo has published an official trailer for the Legion Y700, its Snapdragon 870-powered Android tablet. The video confirms a few more aspects about the tablet, which is believed to be arriving later this month.
Chinese retailer hints at how many Xiaomi Redmi K50 devices will launch at next week's hardware event
A significant Chinese retailer has opened its pre-booking system for the Redmi K50 Gaming, Xiaomi's third smartphone with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. All other Redmi K50 series devices are absent though, suggesting that the Redmi K50 Gaming may be the series' only representative for the time being.
Xiaomi Watch S1 rumoured to be launching in Europe from €200
Reportedly, Xiaomi will be releasing the Watch S1 in Europe soon. Allegedly, the Watch S1 will launch for between €200 and €260, depending on the watch strap chosen. The Watch S1 has plenty of features, but those prices put the Watch S1 into Galaxy Watch4 territory.
MINISFORUM scales back its ambitions for its B550 mini-PC as it reveals its open-air graphics card dock
MINISFORUM has revealed how its B550 mini-PC will work with full-sized GPUs. However, the company now states that the machine will only support up to 65 W processors, taking the Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 9 5900X off the table.
Renders of six new and upcoming Motorola smartphones leak, including one with an under-display camera
Evan Blass has revealed renders of six upcoming Motorola smartphones, including the Edge 30 Pro. The leaker has showcased what could be the global version of the Edge X30 Special Edition too, which has an under-display camera like the Xiaomi MIX 4 and Galaxy Z Fold3, among others.
Samsung confirmed to be shipping the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in Australia, Canada, India, South Africa and the UAE
Samsung may have released Exynos 2200 versions of the Galaxy S22 series in the UK and Eurozone, but few other markets will see the company's latest chipset. Instead, Samsung is bringing Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 versions to the likes of Australia, Canada, India, South Africa and the UAE, along with China, Japan, North America and South Korea.
Beelink SER4 launched with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, 32 GB of RAM and a 500 GB SSD for US$699.99
The Beelink SER4 is a 126 x 113 x 40 mm mini-PC that packs a powerful AMD Renoir APU. Along with a Ryzen 7 4800U, the SER4 has 32 GB of RAM, a 500 GB NVMe SSD and numerous ports. The Beelink can power three displays simultaneously and costs US$699.99.
Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 400 receive a new feature courtesy of a beta bootloader
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has brought the option to install an OS on a Raspberry Pi 4 or Raspberry Pi 400 without needing a secondary computer. While not a headless setup, Network Install brings greater versatility to the two single-board computers.
First concept renders visualise how the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 could look with a few design tweaks
After the Galaxy S22 series launch, attention turns to the Galaxy Z Fold4, Samsung's next presumed flagship smartphone. Accordingly, people have already started mocking up what the Galaxy Z Fold4 could look like if Samsung continues with its no camera housing design pioneered on the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
TAG Heuer launches the Connected Calibre E4 with Wear OS 2 and a modern Snapdragon chipset
TAG Heuer has presented a new generation in its Connected Watch series. The Connected Calibre E4 arrives with a Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chipset and Wear OS 2, not Wear OS 3. TAG Heuer will upgrade its latest smartwatches to Wear OS 3 'when the update becomes available' though.
Samsung confirms Android 12L update for the Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8+ and Tab S8 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra already offer various software optimisations to make use of their large displays. However, Samsung has now confirmed that Android 12L is planned for the three tablets to simplify multitasking further.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic and upcoming Galaxy Watch series devices to receive 'up to four years' of software updates
After Samsung promised four major Android updates for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the company has made a similar commitment for its latest smartwatches. Starting with the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, all Galaxy Watch series devices should receive 'up to' four years of One UI Watch updates.
Chuwi doubles the core-count of the Hi10 Go with Intel Celeron N5100 processor upgrade
Chuwi has finally released the Hi10 Go with the Celeron N5100, a processor that it promised for the 2-in-1 before launching it with the Celeron N4500 instead. The Celeron N5100-powered machine remains at US$299 though and is still available with a keyboard and pen.
Sony Linkbuds WF-L900 to launch for €199.99 as specifications leak
The Sony Linkbuds WF-L900 will be officially presented in a few days. An extensive leak now confirms the price and specifications of the unusual earbuds in advance.
Possible next-generation Surface Pro X surpasses Intel Tiger Lake-U processors with a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 SoC
Several benchmark leaks suggest that Microsoft is developing a new ARM-based Surface device. Presumably a next-generation Surface Pro X, the device manages better multi-core performance than Intel's fastest Intel Tiger Lake-U processor thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 SoC.
Xiaomi Redmi K50: Flat display, more official renders and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Edition teased ahead of February 16 launch event
Xiaomi is bringing two versions of the Redmi K50 Gaming to market, including Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Edition. The pair will feature a flat display with a punch-hole front-facing camera and up to 12 GB of RAM with 256 GB of storage. Both could debut with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, too.
Samsung provides details on the performance of the Exynos 2200 with low clock speeds and an RDNA 2 GPU
Samsung's latest Galaxy S smartphones rely on an Exynos chipset again in Europe, with the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra all utilising the Exynos 2200. According to Samsung's official performance data, the Exynos 2200 is between 5% to 17% faster than the outgoing Exynos 2100.
MSI PRO AP241Z 5M: New all-in PC revealed with AMD Ryzen 5000G APUs and a 23.8-inch display
MSI has introduced the PRO AP241Z 5M, an all-in-one computer with desktop-class AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs. The MSI PRO AP241Z 5M combines up to the Ryzen 7 5700G with a 23.8-inch and 1080p display, plus replaceable RAM and storage.
Sony Linkbuds WF-L900 launch event teased for next week
Sony has announced a virtual launch event for next week, likely for one of the most unusual audio products of 2022. The company's teaser image and accompanying video preview image already outline what product to expect, which could be the Linkbuds WF-L900.
Samsung showcases Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra online exclusive colours and confirms regional availability
Samsung is selling the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra in multiple colours that you cannot get elsewhere. The online exclusives are available in nearly two dozen countries, including Australia, the UK, the US and numerous EU member states.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 prototypes: New display format and a greatly improved under-display camera tipped to be making their way to Galaxy Z Fold3 successor
Reportedly, prototypes of this year's foldables are apparently already in Samsung's headquarters, including what will become the Galaxy Z Fold4. According to two leakers who claim to have insider information on the upcoming handset, the Galaxy Z Fold4 could launch with a new display format and a superior under-display camera compared to the Galaxy Z Fold3.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro owners report Wi-Fi issues after installing the February update
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been struggling with various software problems since their launch last year. The February update was supposed to fix critical bugs, but people are now reporting that the patch also introduces new bugs. Reportedly, the February update causes frustrating Wi-Fi issues, seemingly without an obvious cause.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra replaces the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with new camera treats and a built-in S Pen
Samsung has revealed the Galaxy S22 Ultra, a successor to both the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Available in seven colours, the Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with up to 1 TB of storage, flagship cameras and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy S22+ debuts with a new 50 MP camera, 45 W charging and four years of OS updates
Samsung has launched the Galaxy S22+, one of its three new flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S22+ starts at €1,049 and offers a few advantages over the Galaxy S22, including a brighter display. The Galaxy S22+ shares its cameras with its smaller sibling though, including its 3x 'Hybrid Optical Zoom' camera.
Samsung Galaxy S22: Compact flagship launched with a 6.1-inch display from €849
Samsung has revealed the Galaxy S22, a 6.1-inch handset that offers flagship hardware in a compact package. The Galaxy S22 measures 70 x 146 x 7.6 mm, weighs 167 g and starts at €849 with 128 GB of storage. Samsung will sell the Galaxy S22 in eight colours, too.
Elegiant C530: New smartwatch launches for US$28.99 with two watch bands and IP68 certification
The C530 is a new and budget smartwatch produced by Elegiant. The C530 has a simple design, basic functionality and a large display. The Elegiant C530 is IP68 certified too and comes with two watch bands for US$28.99.
Sony introduces two new Walkman with Hi-Res Audio, DSD, LDAC and MQA support, plus up to 40 hours of battery life
Sony has unveiled two new Walkmans aimed at audiophiles who wanted a dedicated MP3 player. Not only do the NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 support modern streaming services and formats, but the more expensive model also relies on copper and gold for the best possible sound.
Samsung hints at next-generation Google Assistant and an improved YouTube Music app for One UI Watch and Wear OS
Google may not have brought Wear OS 3 out of beta yet, but Samsung has implied that the OS may be a few months away from release. While the OS was already expected to feature a next-generation Google Assistant, it seems that Wear OS 3 will support streaming music in the YouTube Music app via Wi-Fi and LTE. The Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic will benefit from both features, too.
Redmi K50 series: Xiaomi confirms launch date for Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 model as reveals design and several specifications
Xiaomi has confirmed when it will launch the Redmi K50 series, starting with the Redmi K50 Gaming. In addition, the company has published numerous new details that outline the series' design and a few specifications.
Oppo Find X5 and Find X5 Lite leak confirms strange hardware choices and high prices
The Find X5 and Find X5 Lite have leaked, seemingly the two other Find X5 series devices after the Find X5 Pro. While the Find X5 is a smaller version of the Find X5 Pro, the Find X5 Lite shares little resemblance with the rest of the Find X5 series. Instead, the Find X5 Lite is a re-branded Reno7 SE. The Find X5 misses out on a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, too.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra looks like an oversized Surface Pro in early hands-on video
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra arrives on February 9, Samsung's next premier tablet. Plenty is already known about the 14.6-inch tablet ahead of tomorrow's Galaxy Unpacked event, including that it will feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. However, a hands-on video has already leaked, showcasing its potential as a laptop or Surface Pro 8 replacement.
Beelink GTR4: AMD Ryzen 9 4900H powered mini-PC arrives for US$799.99 with 16 GB of RAM and 500 GB of storage
Beelink has started selling the GTR4 mini-PC globally. The Ryzen 9 4900H machine runs to US$799.99 with 16 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and 500 GB of NVMe storage. The Beelink GTR4 is approximately 10% slower than the GTR5, which has a Ryzen 9 5900HX APU.
Chuwi LarkBox X launches for US$399 with an AMD Ryzen 7 3700U APU
Chuwi has brought a new mini-PC to market, albeit one that relies on an older AMD Ryzen APU. The LarkBox X has plenty of ports, upgradeable memory and is available for US$399. The mini-PC comes with RAM, an SSD, and a Windows 10 Home licence pre-installed too.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 series confirmed to launch 'very very soon' as case designs leak
Redmi's General Manager has announced to his Weibo followers that the Redmi K50 series will launch 'very very soon'. In the meantime, leaked case designs appear to show the Redmi K50 and Redmi K50 Pro's rear design, which includes three cameras.
Samsung announces an extensive update for the Galaxy Watch4 series and nearly a dozen new watch bands
Samsung has unveiled ten new watch bands for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. While the bands will not be available until the end of the month, a significant software update for the pair will arrive tomorrow.
Motorola announces the date of a new Moto and Edge smartphone event
Motorola has confirmed that it will bring a new smartphone to market later this month. Expected to be the Moto Edge 30 Pro, the device should be the first opportunity to buy a Motorola with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset outside China. The Moto Edge 30 Pro will have plenty of other tricks up its sleeve too, including a 144 Hz OLED display.
Xiaomi POCO M4 Pro 5G: Indian launch date confirmed with outdated software on the cards
POCO has confirmed the launch date of the POCO M4 Pro 5G in India. The device will arrive as the POCO M4 Pro 5G in the country, which means it will unveil with MIUI 12.5 and Android 11, not MIUI 13. The POCO M4 Pro 5G will be available from February 15.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Suspected camera samples released by Samsung from upgraded ISOCELL HM3 camera
Samsung has published several camera shots from the Winter Olympics, capturing 'the excitement of an epic night of celebration #withGalaxy'. Rumour has it that the photos were taken using a Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung's next premier flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra will launch on February 9 at Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event.
NVIDIA terminates ARM acquisition from SoftBank as former NVIDIA Vice President becomes ARM's CEO
NVIDIA and SoftBank have brought an end to the acquisition of ARM because of 'significant regulatory challenges'. SoftBank will now look to float ARM before the end of the financial year to March 31, 2023. ARM has also replaced its CEO with Rene Haas, who worked at NVIDIA until he joined ARM in 2013.
Xiaomi issues a new update for the European version of the Mi A3
Xiaomi has released V126.96.36.199.RFQEUXM to the Mi A3, a European build that contains the January 2021 security patch. The 12 MB update will arrive as an OTA on eligible devices, but recovery and fastboot zip files are also available.
Xiaomi Redmi 10 receives early MIUI 13 and Android 12 update globally
Xiaomi has issued V188.8.131.52.SKUMIXM to the Redmi 10 on its Mi Pilot scheme. The update brings MIUI 13 and Android 12 to the budget handset, which launched last summer on MIUI 12.5 and Android 11.
AMD Radeon RX 7000 series confirmed to arrive as three Navi 3X GPUs with a mix of manufacturing nodes
An AMD engineer has confirmed several details about the Radeon RX 7000 series of GPUs. As expected, the Radeon RX 7000 series will arrive as 3 GPUs, the Navi 31, Navi 32 and Navi 33. Only Navi 31 and Navi 32 will utilise Multi-Chip-Modules (MCM), too.
First Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra hands-on image shows the extent of the huge tablet's notch and how thin its bezels actually are
Samsung's super-sized tablet is just two days away from being unveiled, but a hands-on image has already surfaced online. While the tablet has a 14.6-inch display, its notch remains recognisable. The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra appears to have thicker bezels than marketing materials suggest, too.
Samsung's promotional teasers for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra inadvertently start a few days early in the US
While Samsung has showcased elaborate Tiger-themed billboards for its next Galaxy Unpacked event, several promotional teasers have accidentally gone live in the US. Not only has AT&T kitted out a store with Galaxy S22 promotional materials, but Samsung US has also started running Facebook adverts for the upcoming smartphones.
Sony Linkbuds WF-L900: Unusual ANC earbuds leak in two colours
It seems that Sony has a new pair of WF earbuds planned, but not successors to the WF-1000XM4. Instead, Sony has created the Linkbuds WF-L900, a strange pair of earbuds without ear tips. The Linkbuds WF-L900 will launch in two colours, matching the WF-1000XM4.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 series prices, configurations and global release window revealed
A leaker has leaked more details about the Redmi K50 series, due later this month. Reportedly, the Redmi K50 series will start at CNY 1,999 (~US$314), but neither the K50, K50 Pro, K50 Pro+ or the K50 Gaming will launch globally until the end of March, at the earliest.
GoPro details hardware expansion with new HERO, MAX and two other cameras due in 2022
GoPro has confirmed to investors that it plans to expand its camera offerings this year. Currently, the company sells two camera ranges, HERO and MAX. However, it will release two additional cameras in 2022, along with new HERO and MAX cameras.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra to launch with more storage in some markets than in others
Reportedly, Samsung plans to release a 1 TB version of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, its next premier flagship smartphone. However, the high capacity edition is not expected to launch in all markets, just as the Exynos 2200 may be limited to a few countries.
The Intel Core i7-12700H dispatches the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX in performance and efficiency benchmarks
The Intel Core i7-12700H is showing itself as not only a powerful processor, but also a comparatively efficient one. Surprisingly, the Alder Lake processor matches the Apple M1 Pro's performance per watt at 40 W in benchmark suites like Cinebench R23. The Core i7-12700H sees off representatives from the Ryzen 5000 series too, such as the Ryzen 7 5800H and the Ryzen 9 5900HX.
Oppo Find X5 Pro specifications and official renders leak ahead of MWC 2022 announcement
A detailed leak has confirmed not only what the Find X5 Pro looks like, but also countless specifications. The Find X5 Pro is tipped to arrive at MWC 2022 in Barcelona, likely ahead of the OnePlus 10 Pro.
Google Pixel tablet to rely on Android 12L with optimisations for large displays
Google is gearing to release Android 12L, the next version of Android intended for tablets. Based on various leaks, it seems likely that one of the first devices to showcase Android 12L will be the so-called Pixel Tab, which was initially expected to launch last year.
Xiaomi brings MIUI 13 and Android 12 to the POCO F3 GT with Mi Pilot build
Xiaomi may have only just announced MIUI 13 outside China, but it has already brought the new OS to the POCO F3 GT in India. V184.108.40.206.SKJINXM also arrives with Android 12, but only for Mi Pilot testers.
POCO India starts teasing the release of the POCO M4 Pro, a re-branded Redmi Note 11
POCO is on the verge of bringing the POCO M4 Pro to India. Announced last year in Europe, the POCO M4 Pro has a 90 Hz display and a MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC. In other words, the POCO M4 Pro is a re-branded version of the original Redmi Note 11.
AMD confirms Ryzen 7000 processors with Zen 4 cores and Radeon RX 7000 GPUs based on its RDNA 3 architecture will arrive later this year
Dr Lisa Su, AMD's CEO, has informed investors that the Ryzen 7000 and Radeon RX 7000 series will be ready this year, both major product launches. While Ryzen 7000 processors will arrive with Zen 4 cores, AMD will base Radeon RX 7000 GPUs on its new RDNA 3 architecture.
Motorola Moto G Stylus: 2022 edition launched with a 90 Hz display and a questionable chipset change
Motorola has unveiled a new Moto G Stylus, aptly called the Moto G Stylus (2022). While the smartphone features a few upgrades, it also includes a slower SoC, albeit one with a faster GPU than last year's Moto G Stylus has. The Moto G Stylus (2022) is available in two colours, costs US$299.99 and ships with Android 11.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is down to US$599.99 a month after its launch
The Galaxy S21 FE may only be a month old, but the handset can already be purchased at up to a 14% discount. Currently, Samsung's most recent flagship smartphone starts at US$599.99 with 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a Snapdragon 888 SoC.
Xiaomi Soundbar 3.1ch launches for €279 with a wireless subwoofer and 430 W of output power
Xiaomi has launched the Soundbar 3.1ch, a soundbar that comes with a wireless subwoofer. The Xiaomi Soundbar 3.1ch costs €279 and delivers up to 430 W of output power across its seven speakers.
Jingling reduces the JingPad A1 tablet by 45% following bootloader unlock and Android ROM source code publication
The JingPad A1 is available for a hefty discount, with the tablet starting at US$384.45 for a short time. Jingling has also published Android ROM source code for the 11-inch tablet and now allows people to unlock the JingPad A1's bootloader. Ongoing support for JingOS could be scaled back though, as Jingling looks to downsize operations.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra could launch with a quad-curved display
Reportedly, Samsung may tweak the design of its Ultra smartphone next year with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. According to Ice Universe, Samsung Display could mass-produce quad-curved displays, which are yet to take off properly. The switch to quad-curved displays would give the Galaxy S23 Ultra a different look compared to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which relies on a dual-curved solution.
Intel NUC 11 Essential mini-PCs are now orderable from US$299 with Celeron N4505, Celeron N5105 or Pentium Silver N6005 processors
Intel's Atlas Canyon mini-PCs are finally orderable, having been unveiled last month as the NUC 11 Essential series. NUC 11 Essential mini-PCs start at US$299 with the Celeron N4505, but they are also available with Celeron N5105 or Pentium Silver N6005 processors.
Raspberry Pi Foundation brings Raspberry Pi OS 64-bit to the Raspberry Pi Zero 2, Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 4
64-bit versions of Raspberry Pi OS have arrived, allowing the Raspberry Pi 4 to utilise more than 4 GB of RAM natively. Raspberry Pi OS 64-bit is available to download now and is compatible with all Raspberry Pi SBCs that contain 64-bit processors, including the Raspberry Pi Zero 2.
Redmi Smart Band Pro to launch alongside the Redmi Note 11S next week in India
Xiaomi has confirmed the impending arrival of the Redmi Smart Band Pro in India. Already available in China, the Redmi Smart Band Pro will launch in India during the Redmi Note 11S' event on February 9. The Redmi Smart Band Pro could cost as little as INR 2,999 (~US$40) initially, too.
Apple iPhone SE 5G: Third-generation iPhone SE shown on in alleged hands-on photos
Jon Prosser purports to have received hands-on photos of the next iPhone SE, currently referred to as the iPhone SE 5G or iPhone SE 3. Unsurprisingly, the third-generation model resembles the iPhone SE that Apple released in 2020. The iPhone SE 5G is expected to arrive this spring alongside new iPads and Macs.
Realme 9 Pro and Realme 9 Pro+ to launch in Europe with a colour-changing 'chameleon' back
The Realme 9 Pro series is to receive the Vivo V23 Pro's exciting design, with the Realme 9 Pro and Realme 9 Pro+ able to change from blue to orange in sunlight. The Realme 9 Pro and Realme 9 Pro+ will launch in Europe, possibly both 50 MP and optically-stabilised cameras.
Realme Watch S100 to launch later this month in India
According to reports, Realme is preparing to launch the Watch T1 globally as the Watch S100. Due to arrive in India first, the Watch S100 should be available in at least two colours. Realme may host a Watch S100 launch event later this month in India, too.
Android Auto redesign leaks with more than a nod to Apple CarPlay
It looks like Google is preparing to release another Android Auto refreshed, codenamed Coolwalk. While not officially released yet, several images of the redesign have emerged online. Google is also testing a Cast app for Android Auto that allows you to mirror your smartphone on your car's display.
Realme 9 shows itself on the FCC as a re-branded Realme 8 5G
Realme has already revealed the Realme 9 Pro and the Realme 9 Pro+, but it also has the Realme 9 on the way. However, the FCC has confirmed that the entry-level model shares an uncanny amount of similarities with the Realme 8 5G, a device that it was supposed to be replacing.
AMD Radeon RX 6500 and RX 6X50 XT series launch windows revealed
Reportedly, AMD is targeting a spring release for the RX 6500, a graphics card that will rival the lowly RX 6400. By contrast, the company is tipped to release four mid-cycle refreshes of its more powerful RDNA 2 cards this summer, including the RX 6950 XT.
Over 100 images of official Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra cases leak ahead of next week's Galaxy Unpacked event
A leaker has shared more than 100 pictures showcasing official Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra cases. The trio should launch with plenty of case accessories to choose from, including several with built-in stands.
Pebble Pace Pro: New smartwatch launches with a 1.7-inch display and IP68 certification at a budget price
The Pebble Pace Pro is a new smartwatch with a large display and IP68 certification. Supposedly, the smartwatch comes with comparatively accurate sensors too, at least for its price. Also, the Pebble Pace Pro should last up to 15 days between charges on its 230 mAh battery.
Apple rumoured to be testing a new budget iPad, iPhone SE 5G and iPad Air 5 in India ahead of spring launches
Reportedly, Apple is preparing to release a new cheaper iPad in India, along with the iPhone SE 5G and iPad Air 5. The trio have already been certified for release in Europe too and could debut at Apple's spring event.
Realme DIZO Watch S: Another cheap smartwatch with an AMOLED display from Realme sub-brand to launch in a few weeks
According to reports, DIZO is planning to release another smartwatch in a few weeks. Following on from the DIZO Watch R, the Realme sub-brand will announce the DIZO Watch S, which will also have an AMOLED display.
Leaked promotional materials for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra confirm specifications, battery capacities and more
Another extensive leak of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series has landed, showcasing the three tablets once again. The latest leak, provided by Evan Blass, confirms what accessories Samsung will include with the trio, along with their dimensions, weight and battery capacities.
Sony Bravia XR A75K: Budget OLED Smart TV revealed with 4K, HDMI 2.1 and 120 Hz support
Sony has revealed the Bravia XR A75K, a cheaper alternative the Bravia XR A95K. Still, the Bravia XR A75K can display 4K HDR content, supports HDMI VRR and a 120 Hz refresh rate. The Bravia XR A75K will be available in 55-inch and 65-inch screen sizes.
Microsoft releases the Surface Laptop Studio in Europe and the UK for cheaper than expected prices
Microsoft has finally started selling the Surface Laptop Studio outside North America. The unusual laptop is available from £1,449 in the UK and €1,699 in Eurozone, but starts at £1,899 and €2,199 with a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU. The Surface Laptop Studio will ship later this month.
Xiaomi 12 Mini: Questionable render shows the possible design of Xiaomi's next mini flagship smartphone
The Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X are already relatively small by modern smartphones, but the Xiaomi 12 Mini could be an even more compact option. The Mini entry in the Xiaomi 12 series could still feature three rear-facing cameras though, if a leaked render is anything to go by.
Unusual Apple iPhone 14 Pro renders emerge with the camera design from the Pixel 6 series
New renders concerning the iPhone 14 Pro have leaked, some seven months before the iPhone 14 series is expected to arrive. Unlike previous renders, these show the iPhone 14 Pro with a wide camera bar, mirroring the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The device still has three rear-facing cameras, though.
World's first waterproof and USB Type-C Apple iPhone fails to attract much interest in online auction
The world's first waterproof iPhone with a USB Type-C port has sold online, but for nowhere near the US$86,001 that the original USB-C iPhone project achieved last year. The former's creator is still selling modified iPhone X handsets with USB Type-C connectivity too, but for US$2,700.
Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ promotional materials leak, revealing key specifications and differences between the two flagships
Evan Blass has leaked 'Key Features' of both the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+, two of Samsung's next flagship smartphones. Both will arrive in multiple markets on February 9 alongside the Galaxy S22 Ultra, plus the Galaxy Tab S8 series.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 prices, memory configurations and connectivity options leak, as do full specification sheets and Book Cover Keyboard case renders
We are only a week away from Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event, where the company is tipped to announce the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+ and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, among other devices. In the meantime, two leakers have revealed prices, memory configurations and connectivity options for the trio, as have full specification sheets. One of the leakers has also offered a look at the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra in its Book Cover Keyboard case.
Official Samsung cases leak for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra
A retailer has leaked official cases for the upcoming Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra. A leaker has provided a look at other official cases too, including Samsung's novel Silicone Cover with Strap case. All cases should arrive alongside the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra on February 9.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra leaked promotional materials confirm specifications, HDR10+ certification and no bundled charger
An extensive leak has revealed more details about the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung's next premier flagship smartphone. While the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have a lot going for it, including a 1,750-nit and HDR10+ certified display, Samsung will not include a charger in its box. Instead, the company will only bundle an S Pen, a USB cable and a SIM tool.
Xiaomi Redmi K50: Lu Weibing confirms release timings of Dimensity 9000 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 models
Redmi's General Manager has confirmed that the Redmi K50 series will feature handsets powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the Dimensity 9000. However, Dimensity 9000-powered models will arrive 'a little later' than their Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 counterparts, for some reason. The Redmi K50 series should start arriving later this month.
Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ suffer late set back with only the Galaxy S22 Ultra now shipping in February
Reputedly, Samsung has postponed the date when it will begin shipping Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ handsets. While the Galaxy S22 Ultra remains on track for late February, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ have slipped to almost the middle of March.
Xiaomi Redmi 10A specifications, memory configurations and software details emerge
The Redmi 10A has appeared on the FCC and Geekbench, confirming multiple details about the upcoming smartphone. For some reason, Xiaomi is re-using several aspects of the Redmi 9A with its successor, including its MediaTek Helio G25 SoC. The Redmi 10A will improve upon the Redmi 9A in several areas though, such as a built-in fingerprint scanner.
iMac 2022 to launch as the iMac Pro with Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets
Apple could only be a few months away from releasing a 2022 update in the iMac series. Supposedly, Apple will sell the all-in-one desktop as the iMac Pro, which will be available with M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. The 24-inch's design will return in the iMac Pro, too.
AirPods Pro 2 tipped to launch with a radical redesign compared to past Apple AirPods
According to reports, Apple is looking to shake up its AirPods series with a new design. Unfortunately, while details about the AirPods Pro 2 have already leaked, the earbuds may not arrive until the autumn, three years after the original AirPods Pro debuted.
AYA NEO NEXT Indiegogo campaign announced with shipment date set for March
The AYA NEO NEXT is on its way to Indiegogo, following in the footsteps of AYA's first gaming handheld. The AYA NEO NEXT will be orderable from next month with a Ryzen 7 5825U and should start shipping in March. The AYA team is also offering a 'secret discount' for campaign subscribers.
The Xiaomi TV Stick 4K is finally orderable for US$57.99 with Android TV 11 and a voice remote
Xiaomi's latest TV Stick is available, having been announced in December. The Xiaomi TV Stick 4K runs Android TV 11 in up to 4K and comes with a remote control that supports Google Assistant. The new TV Stick has access to thousands of apps through the Google Play Store too, and costs US$57.99.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series leaked presentation slides and promotional video reveal pen and camera improvements for upcoming flagship tablets
Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event has leaked, with yet more details revealed about the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. The trio will arrive on February 9 alongside the Galaxy S22 series, consisting of three devices. Only the Galaxy Tab S8+ and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will receive S Pen latency improvements, though.
Alldocube Smile X: Budget tablet launched for US$149.99 with a 1200p display, Android 11 and expandable storage
The Alldocube Smile X is an affordable tablet with a 10.1-inch and 1200p display. The tablet also has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a microSD card reader, plus Android 11. The Alldocube Smile X retails for US$149.99 and is orderable now.
Sony HT-S400: 2.1ch soundbar announced with an OLED display and surround sound for €270
Sony has unveiled the HT-S400, a mid-range soundbar that packs plenty of features. Not only does the HT-S400 support a wireless subwoofer, it can also be integrated within a surround sound setup. The HT-S400 delivers up to 330 W of power too, and even has a built-in OLED display.
Microsoft will start automatically cancelling inactive Game Pass subscriptions soon
Microsoft is making changes to its Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold subscription services, in part because of the UK CMA. The changes should make it easier for people to manage their subscriptions, while Microsoft will even end unused subscriptions.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G and POCO X3 GT receive MIUI 13 update with Android 12
Xiaomi continues to roll out MIUI 13 to devices, this time for the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G and the POCO X3 GT. MIUI 13 arrives as V220.127.116.11.SKPCNXM and also contains Android 12, but it is only intended for MIUI's Chinese branch.
OnePlus patent filing emerges showing a potential OnePlus 10 Pro Plus with upgraded camera hardware
A patent filing suggests that OnePlus could have another OnePlus 10 flagship in the works. Thought to be called the OnePlus 10 Ultra or the OnePlus 10 Pro Plus, the company’s patent shows a familiar-looking device with an important camera improvement over the OnePlus 10 Pro.
The Beats Studio Buds receive some features from the AirPods Pro with a new software update
The Beats Studio Buds were already a decent, if cheaper, alternative to the AirPods Pro. However, the more affordable earbuds have now received a few features from the AirPods Pro with their latest software update, blurring the line between them and Apple's premium earbuds.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 leaks with a peculiar camera module, flat edges and a punch-hole camera
Xiaomi is expected to reveal the Redmi K50 series next month, which should include Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Dimensity 9000-powered variants. In the meantime, the camera housing of a purported Redmi K50 series model has leaked, consisting of three cameras and a circular housing. The smartphone in question has flat edges and a punch-hole front-facing camera, too.
Universal Control comes to life in iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3 with seamless integration across iPads and Macs
Universal Control has taken a step closer to public release with the first iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3 betas. Available to try now, Universal Control allows people to treat up to three devices as one, with file transfers, app windows, and synchronised input methods. Apple debuted Universal Control at WWDC 2021 in June, last year.
Apple to bring 120 Hz upgrades, Face ID with a mask and vaccination passes to iPhones with iOS 15.4
Apple has unveiled the first iOS 15.4 beta, following the public release of iOS 15.3. The inaugural iOS 15.4 beta brings a few new features to iPhones, such as third-party support for ProMotion displays, currently restricted to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple has added two COVID-related features, too.
Apple publishes macOS 12.2 with Safari vulnerability fix and 120 Hz ProMotion improvements for the MacBook Pro 14 and the MacBook Pro 16
Apple has begun rolling out macOS 12.2, the third major revision of macOS Monterey to date. The OS upgrade addresses several issues for macOS 12, as well as a quality of life improvement for the MacBook Pro 14 and new MacBook Pro 16.
Recent iPhones could receive interactive widgets with iOS 16
Apple brought widgets to iPhones with iOS 14, a feature that Android smartphones have had for well over a decade. While iOS widgets look stylish, they lack the interactivity of their Android counterparts. Reportedly, this disparity could end with iOS 16 though, courtesy of a feature called InfoShack.
Honor confirms that it will be bringing 'The Power of Magic' to MWC 2022 in February
Honor has announced that it will attend MWC 2022 next month in Barcelona. While the company is light on details at the moment, it has teased that the global launch event will harness 'The Power of Magic'. Potentially, MWC 2022 could mark the Magic V's arrival, the company's first foldable smartphone.
Samsung could quicken the pace of future Android and One UI update rollouts
According to reports, Samsung is to simplify how it distributes software updates. Starting in Europe, the company will release a single update across the region for a given device, rather than one per country. The simplification should also accelerate Android update rollouts, such as One UI 4.0.
Apple Watch charging issue fixed with watchOS 8.4 update
Apple has started distributing watchOS 8.4 globally. The software update arrives for all Apple Watch Series devices from the Watch Series 3 onwards and is roughly a 200 MB download. According to Apple, watchOS 8.4 addresses eight security vulnerabilities and fixes a charging bug that affected some smartwatches.
Valve announces Steam Deck launch, review embargo end and initial shipment dates
The Steam Deck finally has a concrete launch date, having been delayed towards the end of last year. The gaming handheld will debut on February 25 and should start shipping on February 28. However, Valve will only allow people to purchase a Steam Deck if they have reserved one; reservations will only remain valid for three days from February 25 too.
Apple releases new iOS and iPadOS updates to address ten security issues
Apple has started rolling out iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 to multiple devices. The two OS updates contain fixes for at least ten security issues but lack any new features or changes. iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 are large updates too, considering their contents.
Leaker sheds light on the state of OnePlus 10 flagships and explains why there is no OnePlus 10
According to Digital Chat Station, the OnePlus 10 Pro could have launched as the OnePlus 10, eschewing its Pro moniker. The true OnePlus 10 Pro will be the OnePlus 10 Ultra, also referred to as the OnePlus 10 Pro+. The unreleased flagship could debut in 2H 2022 with the SM8475, an updated version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Apple Watch gains a ray-traced watch face and a stylish new Black Unity Braided Solo Loop
To celebrate Black History Month, Apple has unveiled a brand new watch band for the Apple Watch. The Black Unity Braided Solo Loop contains 16,000 interwoven threads made from recycled polyester yarn and is inspired by Afrofuturism. In addition, the Apple Watch finally supports ray tracing, but only through a new watch face.
Microsoft announces new features for Windows 11 in 'a new era of the PC' as Android apps reach the Release Preview Channel
Microsoft has announced several new Windows 11 features, which could arrive as soon as next month. The company has also brought Android apps to the Release Preview Channel of the Windows 11 Insider Program. Unfortunately, Android app support remains a US-exclusive feature.
Intel tries to forget last year's 'Justin Gets Real' adverts by hiding them on YouTube
It seems that Intel wants people to forget that it commissioned several 'Justin Gets Real' videos, published less than a year ago. For some reason, the company has set all the videos to private, preventing anyone from watching them. Unfortunately for Intel, not all its YouTube channels have got the message.
The Razer Blade 15 and Razer Blade 17 are now available with Intel Alder Lake processors and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Razer has opened pre-orders for new configurations of the Blade 15 and Blade 17. The pair are now orderable with Core i7-12800H and Core i9-12900H processors, along with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPUs. All Alder Lake-based configurations will ship in late February.
Philips 243S1: 23.8-inch monitor introduced with a USB Type-C hub and built-in Gigabit Ethernet
Philips has introduced the 243S1, a 23.8-inch monitor with a USB Type-C hub, Gigabit Ethernet and multiple video outputs. The Philips 243S1 can recharge laptops at up to 65 W too via a single cable.
HP 11" tablet finally launches in the US with an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 processor and a high-resolution display
Not only does the HP 11" have a high-resolution display, but it also features a rotating camera and an Intel Jasper Lake processor. The Windows tablet is only available in one memory configuration, but it can be purchased with or without its detachable keyboard.
Xiaomi sets out MIUI 13 global rollout, starting with Mi 11, Redmi Note 10, Xiaomi 11T and over a dozen other devices
Xiaomi has unveiled MIUI 13 for global audiences, albeit without any notable changes from MIUI 12.5 and MIUI 12.5 Enhanced. MIUI 13 will arrive on 18 devices this quarter, but it will not introduce previously-announced features, such as MiSans font or Google's Material You design language.
Google to launch a cheap Chromecast HD with an Amlogic processor and 2 GB of RAM
New details about a cheap Google Chromecast HD have emerged online. The Chromecast HD will be positioned as a cheaper alternative to the Chromecast 4K and could launch for just US$35. The device should arrive with a remote control too, instead of requiring a smartphone.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S launches globally with an AMOLED display, a 108 MP camera and a 5,000 mAh battery from US$249
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 11S globally, two weeks before the device's Indian launch. The Redmi Note 11S arrives with an AMOLED display, a MediaTek Helio G96 SoC and up to 8 GB of RAM. The smartphone has a 108 MP camera too, plus a 5,000 mAh battery. The Redmi Note 11S starts at US$249 and costs US$299 for the most expensive memory configuration.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11: Budget smartphone announced globally for US$179 with a Snapdragon 680 SoC, Android 11 and MIUI 13
Xiaomi has revealed the global version of the Redmi Note 11, a smartphone that launches with Android 11 and MIUI 13. The Redmi Note 11 also has a Snapdragon 680 SoC, a 50 MP primary camera and up to 128 GB of storage. The Redmi Note 11 starts at US$179 with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.
Lenovo Legion Phone 3 Elite and Legion Phone 3 Pro leak with multiple gaming features and up to 18 GB of RAM
The Legion Phone 3 series has leaked, comprising the Legion Phone 3 Elite and the Legion Phone 3 Pro. The pair will arrive with a 6.92-inch display, a 5,600 mAh battery and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. Both will also contain many gaming features, including four ultrasonic shoulder buttons.
Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra full specifications leak, as do complete marketing product images
Samsung may not be launching the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ or the Galaxy S22 Ultra until February 9, but full specifications for all devices have already leaked. Likewise, numerous marketing product images have emerged, confirming that the trio will launch in Phantom Black, Green, Pink Gold and White.
Huawei brings the P50 Pro to Europe with EMUI 12 and a Snapdragon 888 4G chipset for €1,199
It may have taken Huawei six months, but it has announced the P50 Pro in Europe. The smartphone has a Snapdragon 888 4G chipset, plenty of impressive camera hardware and a 120 Hz display. The P50 Pocket does not come cheap though, despite arriving shortly before the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 becomes commonplace.
Huawei P50 Pocket lands in Europe with EMUI 12 and is €250 more expensive than the Galaxy Z Flip3
Huawei has revealed the P50 Pocket and P50 Pocket Premium Edition in Europe. The foldable flip phone starts at €1,299, €250 more than the entry-level Galaxy Z Flip3. Both P50 Pocket models have Snapdragon 888 4G SoCs, 120 Hz main displays and run EMUI 12 out of the box.
Huawei Watch GT Runner launches in Europe with up to 14 days of battery life and reverse wireless charging support
Huawei has revealed the Watch GT Runner in Europe, a 46 mm smartwatch with up to 14 days of battery life. The Watch GT Runner comes with numerous health tracking and exercise features, plus wireless charging support. Unusually, the Watch GT Runner supports reverse wireless charging, too.
Xiaomi POCO X4 and POCO X4 5G make appearances at certification agencies
Two POCO X4 devices have surfaced on certification agencies. While the standard POCO X4 could be an Indian exclusive, the POCO X4 5G will be its global equivalent. The POCO X4 5G should launch with NFC connectivity, too.
Garmin's website leaks the Forerunner 955 smartwatch with an LTE modem
Garmin's website has already listed the Forerunner 955 LTE, a smartwatch that also has GPS connectivity. The Forerunner 955 should cost as much as the fēnix 7 and fēnix 7S, at least in its LTE form. The Forerunner 955 is one of many Garmin smartwatches that the company has released this year or plans to, including the Instinct 2 series.
Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra to launch in the US for higher than expected prices
There will be no price cut for the upcoming Galaxy S22 series in the US. On the contrary, the Galaxy S2, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra will all cost more than their predecessors, the opposite of Samsung's pricing strategy in Europe. The Galaxy S22 Ultra will start with 8 GB of RAM too, a 4 GB downgrade on the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
OnePlus 10 Ultra flagship to launch in 2H 2022 with Oppo camera technology tie-in
BBK Electronics is not done with OnePlus yet, despite releasing increasingly fewer OnePlus flagship smartphones. Reportedly, OnePlus is developing the OnePlus 10 Ultra with the intention of releasing it during the second half of 2022. However, the OnePlus 10 Ultra could share an even closer lineage with the Oppo Find X5 series than the OnePlus 10 Pro does.
Xiaomi confirms MIUI 13 global launch date alongside the Redmi Note 11 series
The global version of the Redmi Note 11 series is almost upon us, as is MIUI 13. The pair will debut tomorrow during a virtual launch event, starting at 12:00 GMT. There is no Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro in sight for global audiences yet, though.
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked: 'The Epic Standard' promotional material leaks, as do complete Galaxy Tab S8 renders
Evan Blass has revealed more promotional materials for the Galaxy Tab S8 series and next month's Galaxy Unpacked event. Scheduled for February 9, the event will reveal 'The Epic Standard', likely just the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Tab S8 series.
Microsoft Surface Duo starts receiving its first OS upgrade, but it is another disappointment for the unloved foldable
Microsoft presented the Surface Duo about a month after Google released Android 11. However, the Surface Duo shipped several months later with Android 10. The Surface Duo has now received its first OS upgrade, but Microsoft is still keeping its first foldable smartphone stuck in the past.
Hasee ZX9: New gaming laptop variant launches with an LGA 1700 socket and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU
Hasee has released new variants of its ZX9 gaming laptop with a rather strange CPU and GPU combination. For some reason, one variant, the ZX9-DA3DA, features an Intel Celeron desktop processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU. The presence of an LGA 1700 socket provides some added upgradability that most laptops lack, though.
Orange Pi 4 LTS: Raspberry Pi alternative with a Rockchip RK3399 SoC to starts from US$55
Orange Pi has revealed another mini-PC, the Orange Pi 4 LTS. The new Raspberry Pi alternative relies on a Rockchip RK3399 SoC and will be available from the middle of next month, starting at US$55.
Apple iPhone 13 owners complain about pink displays and crashes
Some Apple iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro devices are suffering from pink colour overlay issues. The problem renders devices unusable, but Apple does not have a simple resolution yet. However, it does not believe that hardware issues are the cause.
MINISFORUM DeskMini UM700: Mini-PC re-launches with Manjaro Linux, starting at US$499
MINISFORUM has started selling the DeskMini UM700 with Manjaro Linux. The mini-PC runs on an AMD Ryzen 7 3750H APU, up to 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. The DeskMini UM700 is upgradeable too and start at US$499.
ActiveFit 1.0: Reebok's first smartwatch launches with blood pressure and SpO2 sensors at a budget price
Reebok has joined already offers various watches under its subsidiary brand Reebok, both analog and digital, now Reebok has presented its first smartwatch. The ActiveFit 1.0 offers up to 15 days of runtime and a SpO2 sensor at an attractive price.
Google Pixel 6a: 60 Hz display and 30 W charging incoming for Google's next mid-range smartphone as rumoured pricing leaks
The Google Pixel 6a is expected to hit shelves in a few months, but only with a 60 Hz display. The mid-range smartphone could feature 30 W charging too for a 4,800 mAh battery. The Pixel 6a is tipped to be significantly more expensive than the Pixel 5a, though.
Garmin Instinct 2 Solar to launch next month with practically unlimited battery life
A new leak has revealed details about yet more Garmin smartwatches. Reputedly, the Instinct 2 and the Instinct 2S will be more expensive than their predecessors, but they will receive a superior SpO2 sensor, plus an NFC chip and the ability to calculate VO₂ max levels.
Leaked Motorola Moto Edge 30 Pro renders confirm design changes from the Moto Edge X30
The Moto Edge 30 Pro is on its way, and Motorola will be making some changes from the Moto Edge X30 it released last year in China. The Moto Edge 30 Pro will still have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC though, plus 12 GB of RAM, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 6.7-inch display.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio: European release date, configurations and prices revealed by retailer
The Surface Laptop Studio is on the verge of making it out of North America, four months after its initial release. The innovative laptop could arrive in Europe in just under a month; memory configurations and prices have emerged, too.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S launch date revealed for early February
Xiaomi has announced a launch date for the Redmi Note 11S, another entry in the burgeoning Redmi Note 11 series. The Redmi Note 11S will arrive with a 108 MP primary camera and the design of the global Redmi Note 11, another device that Xiaomi will reveal soon.
Apple's spring 2022 event outlined with a new Mac mini, iMac Pro, iPhone SE 5G and iPad Air 5 all up for release
According to reports, Apple is planning on releasing up to four products at its spring 2022 hardware event. Reputedly, a next-generation Mac mini and an iPad Air 5 could join the already rumoured iPhone SE 5G, along with an iMac Pro and even an SoC more powerful than the current M1 Max.
Samsung UNPACKED 2022 website confirms event date and time for the reveal of the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Tab S8 series
Samsung has already announced a Galaxy Unpacked event for February, titled UNPACKED 2022. While the company has kept quiet on when the event will occur, its dedicated website has revealed the event's date and start time. Next month's Galaxy Unpacked event will showcase the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Tab S8 series; availability for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra has leaked too.
Google Pixel 6a launch date emerges for spring 2022
Google is alleged to have scheduled a launch window for the Pixel 6a, its next mid-range smartphone. The Pixel 6a could arrive alongside the Pixel Watch; another device tipped to arrive in spring 2022.
European prices and memory configurations revealed for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra
Rumour has it that Samsung has finalised prices for the Galaxy S22 series in Europe. While the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ will be as expensive as their predecessors, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will start at €50 cheaper than the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Only Samsung's premier smartphone will launch with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, in Europe at least.
Google Pixel Watch: Launch date for Google's first Wear OS 3 smartwatch revealed
Reportedly, Google has set a date for the Pixel Watch's release. Likely also the date of this year's Google I/O conference, Google could use the launch event to showcase the finished version of Wear OS 3, an OS that it debuted at last year's event.
Apple iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max to launch with periscope zoom cameras
Reputedly, Apple will hold off on equipping iPhones with periscope cameras until next year, starting with the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. However, Apple is tipped to opt for five-fold optical zoom, rather than matching Samsung with its ten-fold optical zoom camera in the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Huawei Watch GT 2 series: Another feature lands on the ageing smartwatches aimed at improving smart life experiences
Huawei has added a feature to the Watch GT 2, Watch GT 2 Pro and Watch GT 2e's arsenals, having recently issued an update to the Watch GT 2. The new feature makes it possible to use the Watch GT 2 series as the heart of fitness equipment, albeit only in China for the time being.
The Polar Grit X smartwatch receives new features from the Grit X Pro with firmware 2.0.12 update
Polar has started distributing firmware version 2.0.12 to the Polar Grit X, a nearly two-year-old smartwatch. The update adds some features to the smartwatch that Polar previously reserved for the more expensive Grit X Pro, including the ability to use the Grit X as a heart rate sensor on gym equipment.
Microsoft gives Task Manager a brand new design in Windows 11 after years of stagnation
Microsoft is preparing to release a revised version of Task Manager, which is yet to receive a Windows 11 lick of paint. The new Task Manager is already hiding in the latest beta versions of Microsoft's operating system, and a developer has already shared screenshots of it.
Valve has verified under 50 games for the Steam Deck so far
Valve has tested numerous games for Steam Deck compatibility, its RDNA 2-based handheld games console. So far, just over 40 have been certified as playable, including Cuphead and Death Stranding, among others.
Regional Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 configurations revealed for the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra
Reportedly, only one region will receive the Galaxy S22 series exclusively with the Exynos 2200. While North America will continue to have access to Snapdragon versions of Samsung Galaxy S flagships, Europe will be saddled with Exynos variants of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Other regional variations have been revealed too, including those for Africa and Southeast Asia.
Samsung Galaxy S22 series reservations to go live today with a monetary bonus ahead of February Galaxy Unpacked event
The Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra are almost here, with Samsung having scheduled its next Galaxy Unpacked event for February. However, reservations for the trio begin today, and Samsung is offering a tidy incentive for anyone that decides to do so.
Amazon Japan brings loot boxes to desktop GPUs with a 2% chance of winning an RTX 3000 or Radeon RX 6000 graphics card for ~US$122
Desktop graphics card availability remains scarce, with almost all RTX 3000 and Radeon RX 6000 series cards still hard to come by. Amazon has started selling loot boxes in Japan, but people have a far greater chance of winning a GeForce GTX 700 series card than anything from the last five years.
One-netbook A1 Pro: Refreshed mini laptop launches for US$999 with a 7-inch display and Intel Tiger Lake processors
One-netbook has started selling the new A1 Pro, which it has upgraded to Intel Tiger Lake processors. The revised machine also offers up to 16 GB of RAM, improved Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and a USB 4 port. The new A1 Pro starts at US$999 with a Core i5-1130G7 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD.
European prices and release dates revealed for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra as whole Galaxy Tab S8 series is leaked by major retailer
Amazon has listed the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra on its French and Italian websites. The listings confirm numerous details, including specifications, colours, prices and even release dates for the three tablets.
Galaxy Z Flip3: Bring added versatility to Samsung's clamshell foldable with CoverScreen OS
Opening the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 becomes unnecessary with CoverScreen OS, because the software transforms the small outer display into a full-fledged smartphone. CoverScreen OS even supports portrait orientation, despite how strange it looks.
Suunto 5 Peak: New version of outdoor smartwatch arrives with a lighter design and for a lower price
The Finnish smartwatch manufacturer Suunto has announced a new version of the Suunto 5, the Suunto 5 Peak. The new model is cheaper, lighter and smaller than the original version. The extensive GPS features of the Suunto 5 remain though, despite the price cut, plus over 80 sports modes.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1010 emerges again with dismal CUDA, Open CL and Vulkan scores
The GeForce GT 1010 is back, over a year on from its first sightings. The Pascal-based graphics card has been put through its paces on Geekbench, setting some uninspiring CUDA, Open CL and Vulkan scores in the process.
Chuwi MiniBook X launches with a 2.5K display and pen support from US$619
Chuwi has started selling the MiniBook X, a 10.8-inch convertible laptop that costs US$619. The device ships with a Celeron N5100 processor, 12 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, a 512 GB SSD and a 2.5K display. The MiniBook X has a touchscreen and active pen support, too.
TENAA confirms numerous Samsung Galaxy A53 specifications before the mid-range smartphone's impending launch
TENAA has published its certification for the Galaxy A53, one of Samsung's next mid-range smartphones. The Chinese regulatory body has confirmed several specifications in the process, including the device's dimensions, memory configurations, and battery capacity.
Apple iPhone SE 3: 3D printed dummies emerge with a familiar design for iPhone fans
Apple is expected to release a third-generation iPhone SE soon with its A15 Bionic chipset. Thought to be arriving this spring, 3D printed dummies suggest that the iPhone SE 3 will look familiar to anyone that owns a current iPhone SE or an iPhone as old as the iPhone 6.
Samsung lets slip the design of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra in support page blunder
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra cannot be far away from arriving, as Samsung used it in hands-free Bixby promotional material. The image shows Samsung's next flagship tablet with a notched display, though to be a 14.6-inch panel with two front-facing cameras.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 series to launch with CyberEngine, a new x-axis haptics motor developed for greater precision and vibration strength
Xiaomi has confirmed that it is bringing a new x-axis haptics motor to the Redmi K50 series, tipped to arrive next month. The likes of the Redmi K50 Gaming will showcase the CyberEngine, a haptics motor that measures 560 mm² and is, allegedly, 3x stronger than contemporary equivalents.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G to launch globally with a MediaTek Helio G96 SoC, a 120 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery
Xiaomi has not one Redmi Note 11 Pro for global audiences, but two. Reportedly, the second will arrive as the Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G sporting a MediaTek Helio G96 chipset. The Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G is tipped to launch with a 120 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery too, plus a 108 MP primary camera.
Anbernic Windows gaming handheld emerges with some strange design choices
Anbernic is preparing to release a Windows-based handheld, the first by the company. While the device resembles many contemporary devices, Anbernic has settled on some unusual button placements, even if they could prove rather useful.
Framework Laptop: Third-party expansion modules start appearing with MagSafe-style magnetic charging and RF support
The Framework Laptop has four module bays for swapping in different ports and connections. People have now started developing third-party modules that bring more versatility to the innovative laptop, including magnetic charging.
Xiaomi 12: Global model lands on Geekbench in its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 8 GB of RAM form
The global version of the Xiaomi 12 has appeared on Geekbench as the Xiaomi 2201123G. Someone benchmarked the new flagship with 8 GB of RAM, which is yet to receive a global release date yet.
ASUS PL63 mini-PC launches with an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor from US$508
The ASUS PL63 is another mini-PC by the company, following in the footsteps of the PN52 and the PN64. The PL63 is available as a barebones system or with RAM, storage and an OS installed. All configurations come with an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor.
New official Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra renders leak in four colours
Samsung is a few weeks away from revealing the Galaxy S22 Ultra, but more official renders of the device have leaked online. The new images show the upcoming flagship in four colours, each with Gorilla Glass Victus+ and Armor Aluminium Frames, among other features.
Chuwi HiPad Pro refreshed with a 2.5K display and a more powerful chipset
Chuwi has upgraded the HiPad Pro, a tablet that it launched in July 2021. The new model comes with a few changes while retaining the original model's design. The new HiPad Pro should be available before the end of the month for under US$299.
Redmi Note 11 Pro: Leaked official renders point to a Snapdragon 5G chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery for Xiaomi's global model
Several renders have leaked for the global version of the Redmi Note 11 Pro, due to be released on January 26. The smartphone should launch outside China in three colours and with a Snapdragon 5G chipset, not the Dimensity 920. The Redmi Note 11 Pro will have a smaller battery capacity than its Chinese namesake too, but there are similarities between the two devices.
Xiaomi 11T Pro launches in India, starting at INR 34,999 (~US$470)
Xiaomi has revealed the 11T Pro in India, a smartphone with a Snapdragon 888 SoC, a 108 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery. The Xiaomi 11T Pro also supports 120 W fast charging that can recharge the device fully in 17 minutes.
Apple registers multiple model numbers with the EEC ahead of iPhone SE 3 and iPad Air 5 releases
Apple has registered a dozen new model numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) in Russia, including three iPhones. Purportedly, the model numbers could relate to the iPhone SE 3 and the iPad Air 5, both due soon with A15 Bionic SoCs.
Garmin Epix 2: Premium smartwatch unveiled with an AMOLED display and up to 32 GB of storage
Garmin has finally revealed a second-generation Epix smartwatch, six years after the inaugural model arrived. The Epix 2, or epix (Gen 2) as Garmin calls it, has a large AMOLED display, up to 32 GB of storage and is available in steel or titanium finishes.
Garmin fēnix 7 launched in three sizes, editions and in multiple colours, starting at US$699.99
Garmin has revealed the fēnix 7 series, consisting of the fēnix 7, fēnix 7s and the fēnix 7x. The series starts at US$699.99 and is available in Standard, Solar and Sapphire Solar versions. All models have touchscreen displays, among various changes.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G receives Chinese and Indian certifications ahead of its release
Samsung has certified the Galaxy A53 5G with the 3C and BIS in China and India, respectively. The smartphone is tipped to arrive with a 120 Hz display and an Exynos 1200 SoC. However, Samsung may only include a 15 W charger in the box.
ASUS insists that the Vivobook 13 Slate is available again but now for €699, not €599
ASUS has announced that the Vivobook 13 Slate is available again, two months after it introduced the Windows tablet. However, the device no longer costs €599. Instead, ASUS will now charge €699 for the device, which has an OLED display and a Pentium Silver N6000 processor.
Xiaomi announces that 'the time has come' for MIUI 13 and that 'something wonderful is about to happen' as public beta builds go live
Xiaomi has revealed 'the time has come' for MIUI 13, its latest in-house version of Android. Already unveiled in China, MIUI 13 has a more colourful look to it, at least from Xiaomi's teasers.
Garmin: Fresh update brings new features and improvements to several smartwatches
Garmin has released a new update to numerous smartwatches in its fēnix series, including the fēnix 6. The update brings some major changes and improvements to the smartwatches, including adding support for HIIT workouts. Some Marq models also benefit from Garmin's extensive update.
POCO X4 Pro 5G arrives on IMEI databases ahead of global and Indian launches
A member of the POCO X4 series has surfaced on IMEI databases, one of many upcoming mid-range smartphone series that Xiaomi has in the pipeline. The POCO X4 Pro 5G will launch globally and in India, both with MIUI 13.
Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra arrive at European retailers with the Exynos 2200, not the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Samsung has just announced the Exynos 2200, a 4 nm SoC with an RDNA 2-based GPU. While there were rumours of Samsung using the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the European versions of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra, multiple retailers have confirmed that the trio will arrive with the Exynos 2200 instead.
Apple confirms that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro do not support noise cancellation during phone calls
Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro do without noise cancellation during phone calls, including the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple had included the feature in the iPhone 12 series and in older models to improve call quality in noise environments. However, it has not given a reason for removing this feature as of the iPhone 13 series.
Motorola Moto Tab G70: Cheap Android tablet launches with a 2K display and a large battery
Motorola has revealed the Moto Tab G70, an 11-inch tablet that also has 4 GB of RAM. The 2K tablet comes with a 7,500 mAh battery too, plus a 4G LTE modem, among other features.
The Xiaomi Mi A3 receives another update with the January 2022 security patch upgrade
Xiaomi has introduced the January 2022 security patch update to the Mi A3, the final Android One smartphone on its books. V18.104.22.168.RFQMIXM is rolling out now as an OTA and is available as fastboot or recovery ROMs.
OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus Nord 2 CE release dates posed a month apart from each other
According to reports, OnePlus has begun internally testing the OnePlus 10 Pro in Europe and India, shortly after the company wrapped up testing the Nord 2 CE. Both smartphones should arrive during Q1 2022, but a month apart. The OnePlus Nord 2 CE is tipped to launch before the OnePlus 10 Pro, too.
Apple iPad (10th Gen) to launch with moderate upgrades over current entry-level model and without a redesign
Reportedly, Apple has settled on another uninspired refresh of its entry-level iPad. With no design refresh for another year, Apple is expected to turn to a chipset upgrade, which will introduce a few other upgrades. The next cheap iPad could still find itself with a two-year-old SoC when it launches, though.
Xiaomi announces new sales figure milestone for the Redmi Note series worldwide
Xiaomi has revealed new data on Redmi Note series sales figures. Purportedly, the sales figures apply globally, but they do not include any units sold this year. Xiaomi is yet to release the Redmi Note 11 series worldwide, too.
Samsung to ditch the power supply for the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra while retaining the S Pen
Reportedly, Samsung is looking to thin out the accessories it bundles with its tablets, starting with the Galaxy Tab S8 series. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus and Tab S8 Ultra will not have a power supply in their boxes, matching the trend that has affected flagship smartphones. Samsung will continue to include the S Pen with its premium tablets, though.
DJI Mini SE becomes orderable in Europe and the UK with Fly More Combo also available
DJI has finally brought its Mini SE drone to Europe and the UK. The drone starts at €299 in the former and £269 in the latter. A Fly More Combo is also available for €100 more, but not everywhere.
PineNote: Linux-based eReader with a digitizer from PINE64 is now available for US$399
PINE64 has started selling the PineNote, a large eReader with a built-in digitizer. The PineNote has a 10.1-inch display, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of eMMC flash storage and a 4,000 mAh battery. The eReader is available for US$399 and supports Wacom EMR-based pens.
Intel NUC 11 Essential: Atlas Canyon mini-PCs launched with Intel Jasper Lake processors
Intel has launched the NUC 11 Essential series, which leaked last year as Atlas Canyon. The budget mini-PCs have Intel Jasper Lake processors and plenty of ports, plus optional eMMC flash storage. The NUC 11 Essential series also supports Linux, Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Oppo Find X5 Pro leaks again in hands-on photos and Camera FV-5 database visit
The Find X5 Pro has visited the Camera FV-5 ahead of its upcoming launch. The device has also appeared in two leaked hands-on photos with Hasselblad branding, highlighting its similarities with the OnePlus 10 Pro. The Find X5 Pro could make its way to Europe, too.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is finally orderable from US$229.99
Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Tab A8, a 10.5-inch budget tablet running Android 11. The Galaxy Tab A8 is available in three colours, three memory configurations and starts at US$229.99. LTE models are unavailable currently, though.
The world's first waterproof Apple iPhone with a USB Type-C port to go on sale soon
The iPhone is the only modern flagship series that lacks a USB Type-C port, with Apple remaining resolute of its proprietary Lightning connection. While an engineer introduced the first iPhone with a USB Type-C port a few months ago, it compromised the smartphone's water resistance. Now, someone has managed to accomplish both, which they will soon be selling.
Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro to launch sooner than expected globally
Xiaomi has started teasing the global announcement of its new flagships, the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro. Reputedly, the company could launch the pair this month outside China rather than in early February, as was the case with the Mi 11. Both the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 50 MP cameras and large batteries.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max tipped to receive a storage boost as even the cheapest iPhone 14 model to acquire 120 Hz ProMotion display and 6 GB of RAM upgrades
Rumour has it that even the entry-level in the iPhone 14 series will have a 120 Hz ProMotion display, a notable upgrade on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. 6 GB of RAM could be arriving too, albeit without a bump to 8 GB for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Apple's next 'Pro' iPhones could receive improved storage configurations, though.
Xiaomi Gaming Mouse Lite launches with a Pixart 3327 optical sensor with DPI adjustments at a bargain price
Xiaomi has announced the Gaming Mouse Lite, a budget gaming mouse with RGB lighting. The Gaming Mouse Lite also has a Pixart 3327 optical sensor, five DPI presets and a 1,000 Hz polling rate, all for CNY 129 (~US$20).
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB launch seems back on as ASUS and Gigabyte register new SKUs
The launch of the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB remains on the cards after months of delays. The RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB may be even less of an upgrade from the RTX 3070 Ti than the RTX 3080 12 GB is from the original RTX 3080, though.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra official marketing renders leak as full specification sheets are also revealed
The cat is well and truly out of the bag for the Galaxy Tab S8 series. Not only have official marketing renders leaked, but so have specifications for each tablet. Samsung is believed to be announcing the Galaxy Tab S8 series next month as the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.
Oppo Pad lights up Geekbench with Android 11, a Snapdragon 870 and 6 GB of RAM
The long-awaited Oppo Pad has surfaced on Geekbench, confirming a few specifications about the upcoming tablet. Leaked screenshots have also surfaced, which appear to outline 60 Hz and 120 Hz for the Snapdragon 870-equipped device.
Khadas Tea: Single-board computer manufacturer introduces a MagSafe DAC for iPhones that can power up to 300 Ohm headphones
The Khadas Tea may be a MagSafe compatible DAC, but it also works with Android devices using USB Type-C or Bluetooth. The DAC supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio when using a wired connection and should start shipping in March 2022. The Khadas Tea is orderable now for US$159 through Indiegogo.
Apple iPhone SE 3: Render images show proposed redesign of the affordable iPhone SE 2022
Apple is expected to release a third-generation iPhone SE soon, perhaps up to six months before the iPhone 14 series arrives. New leaked CAD renders purport to show what the next iPhone SE will look like, which includes a single rear-facing camera and a notched display. Apparently, the panel change will bring a 5.69-inch display to the iPhone SE, and without making its chassis any larger than the current model's.
Huawei Watch GT 2: Extensive update points to new features for the former flagship smartwatch
Huawei is currently updating the Watch GT 2 in China, a smartwatch that it launched over two years ago. While the new software is unavailable outside Huawei's home market, the features it contains should make their way to other markets soon.
Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K: Portable 4K DLP projector launches at a discount after CES 2022 announcement
Anker has brought the Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K to Kickstarter, where it is orderable from US$1,499. The DLP projector will retail for US$2,199; Kickstarter orders will ship in March.
PowerColor introduces a Mini-ITX edition of the Radeon RX 6500 XT
PowerColor has released the Radeon RX 6500 XT ITX, a graphics card intended for Mini-ITX systems. The Radeon RX 6500 XT ITX has a 90 mm fan and measures just 165 mm across. AMD based the Radeon RX 6500 XT on a Navi 24 GPU with 1,024 Stream Processors.
Moto Edge X30 to launch globally as the Motorola Edge 30 Pro rather than Moto Edge 30 Ultra
Indications are that Motorola is planning to release the Moto Edge X30 globally. Currently exclusive to China, the Moto Edge X30 Pro should arrive outside the country as the Motorola Edge 30 Pro, not the Edge 30 Ultra.
ONEXPLAYER mini: 7-inch gaming handheld launches globally for over 60% more than the Steam Deck
One-netbook has started selling the ONEXPLAYER mini globally, a 7-inch handheld powered by an Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor. The ONEXPLAYER mini costs at least 60% more than the Steam Deck though, even during One-netbook's pre-sale period.
Oppo Find X5 Pro specifications detailed in wide-ranging leak
Specifications for the Find X5 Pro have leaked, detailing Oppo's next flagship smartphone. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-equipped device will have three high-megapixel cameras, a 120 Hz display and Oppo's MariSilicon X chip, an ISP and NPU in one.
Pixel Fold seen again as its Google Pipit codename in Android 12L Beta 2 files
The Pixel Fold has been spotted again, courtesy of two animations in Android 12L Beta 2 files. The foldable smartphone appears to have almost a square inner display, plus one physical button. The Pixel Fold is tipped to launch with a Google Tensor SoC and 12 GB of RAM, too.
PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition: Linux-based smartphone launches for US$399 with the Rockchip RK3399S
PINE64 has started selling the PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition, another Linux-based smartphone produced by the company. The Explorer Edition costs US$399 and comes with a Rockchip RK3399S, a 720p display and a 3,000 mAh battery, among other features.
The Leica M11 arrives with a 60 MP sensor, an electronic shutter and USB Type-C for US$8,995
Leica has presented the Leica M11, 68 years after the launch of the Leica M3. The Leica M11 has a new 60 MP full-frame sensor, an electronic shutter and a significantly faster Wi-Fi module than its predecessors. Other upgrades for the compact camera are inbound for the camera too, which costs US$8,995.
Xiaomi 11T Pro: Indian launch date revealed for smartphone billed as 'The Hyperphone'
The Xiaomi 11T Pro is coming to India, over four months after it debuted globally. Billed as 'The Hyperphone', the Xiaomi 11T Pro has a Snapdragon 888 SoC, a large display, a 5,000 mAh battery and 120 W charging.
Xiaomi to launch the Redmi Note 11S soon, starting in India
Xiaomi has confirmed plans to launch the Redmi Note 11S, another Redmi Note 11 series device with a 108 MP primary camera. The device also has three other rear-facing cameras and should launch with three memory configurations. Xiaomi has scheduled an Indian launch first for the Redmi Note 11S, which should debut with Android 12 and MIUI 13.
Samsung Korea denies Exynos 2200 delay and production or performance issues for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung had planned to launch the Exynos 2200 this week, but there is no trace so far. Reportedly, the company has confirmed that all is well with its next flagship chipset, presumably after rumours of its postponement emerged. Apparently, there are no problems with the production and performance of the Exynos 2200; it will launch alongside the Galaxy S22 series instead.
Apple releases iPadOS 15.2.1 and iOS 15.2.1 to address a long-standing security flaw for both operating systems
Apple has rolled out new updates for iPadOS and iOS, both aimed at addressing a long-standing security flaw and an issue with sending photos using an iCloud Link. iOS 15.2.1 should fix a bug that made some third-party CarPlay apps unresponsive, too.
Google confirms that it will finally be more accommodating to left-handed people with Wear OS change
Google has agreed to include options for left-handed people to wear Wear OS smartwatches on their right wrist. The issue, which people have logged for years in Google's Issue Tracker, may only be available 'on future devices' though, for some reason.
Microsoft Surface Go 3 refreshed with LTE and Matte Black options for businesses and consumers
Microsoft has introduced two changes for the Surface Go 3, the cheapest 2-in-1 that it sells. Like the Surface Pro 8, the Surface Go 3 is now available with an LTE modem, albeit for consumers and businesses. Microsoft has released a Matte Black colour option, too.
Xiaomi to debut Redmi K50 Esports model with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and X-axis linear motors
A leaker reports that Xiaomi is preparing to launch a Redmi K50 model aimed at Esports players. Accordingly, the version will feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, currently one of the most powerful smartphone chipsets on the market. The device is also thought to house X-axis linear motors, among other features.
Microsoft starts selling the Surface Pro 8 with LTE modems, starting at US$1,299.99
It may have taken four months, but Microsoft has finally released Surface Pro 8 configurations with LTE modems. Only available as the Surface Pro 8 for Business, LTE configurations start at US$1,299.99. Microsoft has chosen the old Snapdragon X20 LTE modem for the Surface Pro 8.
Lenovo Tab M10 (3rd Gen) leaks with a 1200p display, Android 11 and a strange quad-core SoC
The Google Play Console has revealed the Tab M10 (3rd Gen), a tablet that Lenovo is expected to release soon. The tablet will have a 1,200p display, 4 GB of RAM and will run Android 11 out of the box. It seems that Lenovo has settled on a quad-core SoC from a company that is not well known in the smartphone or tablet markets.
Intel to scale back its NUC 12 plans with no Performance model as NUC 12 Pro SKU options detailed
Reportedly, Intel has no plans to release the NUC 12 Performance. NUC 12 Enthusiast, NUC 12 Extreme, and NUC 12 Pro editions could still be on their way though, all with Intel Alder Lake processors.
Xiaomi 12 Lite, POCO F4 Pro, POCO F4 Pro Plus and mystery Redmi smartphones appear on the EEC
Xiaomi has certified yet more upcoming smartphones with the EEC in Russia. So far, the Xiaomi 12 Lite, POCO F4 Pro and POCO F4 Pro Plus have been found, along with several unknown Redmi smartphones. All models should launch globally.
Early NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB benchmarks point to it being a hot and power-hungry card that nearly matches the RTX 3080 Ti in games
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB is here after months of leaks and rumours. Initial benchmarks show that the RTX 3080 12 GB offers better gaming performance than the RTX 3080, almost to the extent that it matches the RTX 3080 Ti. However, the increased performance comes at significant temperature and power costs.
AMD Radeon Super Resolution to deliver up to 70% performance improvements for most games
Radeon Super Resolution is AMD's latest attempt to challenge NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). While developers must enable DLSS and AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution, Radeon Super Resolution will work with practically all games.
NVIDIA officially launches the GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB without an MSRP and prevents day one reviews
NVIDIA has dropped the RTX 3080 12 GB, an RTX 3080 that brings more RAM, CUDA cores and a wider memory interface. For some reason, NVIDIA has not confirmed how much the card should cost. Also, it decided against releasing press drivers, preventing anyone from releasing day one content.
Xiaomi MIX 5 Pro or Xiaomi 12 Ultra camera specifications detailed
A renowned leaker has provided details about the camera system in Xiaomi's next flagship smartphone, thought to be the MIX 5 Pro or the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Xiaomi is expected to launch the device in March 2022.
Huawei confirms the European launch date of the P50 Pro and the P50 Pocket
Huawei has confirmed when it will launch the P50 Pro and P50 Pocket in Europe. The pair will debut a few weeks after their appearance in Malaysia, which is due tomorrow. Neither the P50 Pro nor the P50 Pocket will come cheap when they arrive on European shores, though.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB pre-orders begin today as another launch descends into chaos
The RTX 3080 12 GB has appeared out of nowhere, with pre-orders set to begin today. Reputedly, NVIDIA's review embargo will lift simultaneously, but without the company published any drivers for the graphics card. However, a few retailers have forgotten to adhere to NVIDIA's sales embargo.
Razer gets found out with misleading 'N95 grade' marketing claims for its Zephyr and Zephyr Pro face masks
Razer has been caught red-handed over the marketing of its Zephyr and Zephyr Pro face masks. Previously, the company marketed both as being 'N95 grade'; it has been selling the Zephyr since October 2021. Neither are 'N95 grade' and nor has Razer received any certifications to make such claims.
Apple Fitness+ expanded with Collections, Time to Run and more
Apple has expanded its Fitness+ subscription service with new features. Now, the service supports Collections, Time to Run, a new season of Time to Walk and new Artist Spotlight workouts, all designed to get people moving. The new features are available now to Apple Fitness+ subscribers.
ROCK 5B: Pico-ITX board launches with an RK3588 SoC from US$84 with up to 16 GB of RAM
Radxa has unveiled the ROCK 5B, a single-board computer powered by a Rockchip RK3588 SoC. The Pico-ITX board features up to 16 GB of RAM, has an HDMI-in port and an M.2 2280 slot for NVMe SSDs. The ROCK 5B will start shipping in Q2 2022.
LG UltraGear 32GQ950: 32-inch gaming monitor introduced with a 160 Hz refresh rate, HDMI 2.1, VRR and 1 ms response time
LG has unveiled the UltraGear 32GQ950, a 32-inch gaming monitor with a 160 Hz refresh rate. The 4K monitor supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) via HDMI 2.1 and is VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, among other features.
AYA NEO NEXT: Company confirms change to AMD Ryzen 7 5825U for some models; no Ryzen 6000 APUs or RDNA 2 iGPUs until late 2022
The AYA NEO team will not be releasing the AYA NEO NEXT series exclusively with last-generation AMD Ryzen APUs. Instead, the company has confirmed that some models will ship with the Ryzen 7 5825U, a Barcelo APU with broadly the same specifications as the Ryzen 7 5800U. However, AYA NEO handhelds with Ryzen 6000 APUs and RDNA 2-based iGPUs will not launch until the end of 2022 at the earliest.
A stolen truckload of EVGA GeForce RTX 30 GPUs turns up at an NVIDIA retailer
EVGA's truckload of RTX 30 series GPUs has surfaced in Vietnam, over two months after they were swiped in the US. An official retailer had been selling them, reputedly without knowledge that they were stolen.
ASUS ExpertBook B3 Detachable: Tablet debuts with a 2-in-1 design, Windows 11 Pro and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
ASUS has revealed the ExpertBook B3 Detachable, a 2-in-1 tablet powered by a Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Compute Platform. Available with up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, the 10.5-inch tablet runs Windows 11 Home S or Windows 11 Pro.
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is finally orderable in the US with a 12.6-inch display and a Snapdragon 870 chipset for US$629.99
The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is available in the US for US$629.99, having been sold in other markets for a while, including Europe. The Tab P12 Pro has a 12.6-inch display, quad speakers and a Snapdragon 870 SoC. Lenovo complements the 2.5K display with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash storage.
Initial AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT prices rubbish US$199 MSRP
AMD revealed the RX 6500 XT as a US$199 graphics card at CES 2022. ASUS has priced its custom cards way higher in the Eurozone, where the card will start at €299, equivalent to US$275 discounting VAT. Another RX 6500 XT card will sell for €334 though, putting the graphics card at over US$300.
Huawei starts EMUI 12 global rollout for the P40, Mate 30 and Mate 40 series
Huawei may have switched some devices to HarmonyOS 2, but it is keeping its smartphone on EMUI outside China. The latest version of its OS, EMUI 12, has started hitting devices globally, too. The P40, Mate 30 and Mate 40 series are currently eligible, including Pro models like the Mate 40 Pro.
Samsung Korea confirms three launch dates for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra, including Galaxy Unpacked event
According to the South Korean website DDaily Korea, an official Samsung representative confirmed three dates relating to the release of the Galaxy S22 series. Not only has the representative informed the website of the date of next month's Galaxy Unpacked event, but also when pre-orders will start and when the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra will start shipping.
Xiaomi Watch S1 receives quality of life improvements with 11 new apps ahead of rumoured global launch
The Xiaomi Watch S1 is already orderable in China, having been announced at the end of last year. Reputedly, Xiaomi hopes to release the smartwatch outside globally too, ahead of which it has already some software improvements. Now, the Watch S1 has access to 11 more apps, including music streaming and audiobook services.
Skagen Falster Gen 6 unveiled with the features of the Fossil Gen 6 in a sleeker design
Skagen has announced the Falster Gen 6, the successor to the Falster 3. As it name suggests, the Falster Gen 6 is the Skagen version of the Fossil Gen 6. Accordingly, the Falster Gen 6 has a Snapdragon Wear 4100+ SoC and fast charging, but also a more minimal design than its sibling.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 series to launch in February with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 12 GB of RAM, 120 W charging and a 4,700 mAh battery as case design leaks
The Redmi K50 series has made appearances on Geekbench, the 3C and TENAA in the last few days. Third-party cases have started popping up online too, while Xiaomi has confirmed a few features, plus a February launch date.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max display panel design leaks with reflective Face ID and pill-shaped camera cut-outs
The notion that the iPhone 14 Pro series will feature Face ID hardware and a pill-shaped punch-hole is gaining steam. According to reports, Apple has included two cut-outs in its next-generation displays, but one will be reflective and invisible when using either the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max. The reflective cut-out will be for Face ID, leaving a pill-shaped cut-out for a front-facing camera.
The Pixel Fold takes a trip to Geekbench with a Google Tensor SoC and 12 GB of RAM under its Google Pipit codename
The Pixel Fold has appeared on Geekbench in two listings under its codename 'Pipit'. The supposedly authentic listings show the Pixel Fold with 12 GB of RAM and a Google Tensor SoC, mirroring the Pixel 6 Pro.
ASUS ROG Flow X13 refreshed with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS with RTX 3080 and RX 6850M XT connectivity
ASUS has upgraded the ROG Flow X13, its 13.4-inch convertible with a 4K display. The ROG Flow X13 now features the new Ryzen 9 6900HS and AMD's Radeon 680M iGPU. ASUS still offers the ROG Flow X13 with an RTX 3050 Ti, but the machine can also be connected to an RTX 3080 or an RX 6850M XT for extra graphics horsepower.
ASUS ROG Flow Z13: 13.4-inch tablet showcased with an Intel Core i9-12900H and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
ASUS has revealed the ROG Flow Z13, a tablet in which it has crammed a Core i9-12900H and RTX 3050 Ti. The tablet has a 4K and 16:10 display too, along with support for the company's external graphics card docks.
OnePlus 10 Pro camera samples emerge from 150-degree ultra-wide-angle camera with Hasselblad tunings
OnePlus has revealed more camera details about the OnePlus 10 Pro, its next flagship smartphone. Not only has the company shared numerous camera samples, but it has also revealed more details about the sensors used, including an impressive-sounding ultra-wide-angle camera.
The Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III start receiving Android 12 updates
Sony has started upgrading the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III to Android 12, the first smartphones in the company's roster to receive the OS upgrade. According to Sony, Android 12 adds scrolling screenshots, an improved one-handed mode and better privacy features.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S: Software and memory configurations revealed by US federal agency
The FCC has published its certifications of the Redmi Note 11S, one of Xiaomi's upcoming mid-range smartphones. Documents published so far reveal the device's memory configurations and that it will launch running MIUI 13. Xiaomi is tipped to reveal the Redmi Note 11S next month.
Samsung Display reveals new foldable laptop, smartphone, speaker and tablet innovations with devices likes the Flex G, Flex Note, Flex S and the Flex Slidable
Samsung Display has exhibited the Flex G, Flex Note, Flex S and the Flex Slidable at CES 2022, following a similar showcase last year at IMID 2021 in South Korea. All prototypes, the devices offer an insight into how the foldable market could change over the next year or two.
ASRock DeskMeet: 8 litre mini-PC announced with AMD Ryzen 5000 and Intel Alder Lake desktop processors
ASRock has announced the DeskMeet, a mini-PC that will be available with AMD and Intel processors. The DeskMeet comes with stacks of ports too, plus four DDR4 DIMM slots for up to 128 GB of RAM. ASRock will offer the DeskMeet with AMD X300 and Intel B660 chipsets.
ViewSonic Elite XG272G-2K: New 27-inch gaming monitor aimed at Esports players revealed with a 300 Hz refresh rate and mini LED dimming zones
ViewSonic has a new gaming monitor in the works positioned towards Esports players. The ViewSonic Elite XG272G-2K is, despite its name, a 1440p monitor and one that measures 27-inches across. The monitor has a 300 Hz refresh rate and VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification too, among other features.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max to come with pill-shaped punch holes and invisible Face ID modules
A respected leaker has revealed several details about this year's iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Reputedly, Apple's next-generation flagships will retain Face ID while doing away with a notch. The iPhone 14 will not be so lucky, with the entry-level model missing out on under-display sensors.
NexPad: New Nex Computer device launches as a tablet and a secondary laptop display
Nex Computer has announced the NexPad, a device that doubles as a tablet or a secondary display. The NexPad has a 12-inch display, a kickstand and costs US$249. Nex Computer hopes to ship the NexPad in July 2022.
Razer Zephyr Pro: US$150 high-tech mask showcased with built-in speakers
Razer has showcased a new version of the Zephyr mask called the Zephyr Pro. The Pro will cost US$50 more than the Zephyr, which cost US$99. The US$149.99 mask will feature built-in speakers and will come with 10 filters for up to 30 days of use. Razer will sell a 99-day bundle too for US$199.99, too.
Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K: Anker introduces a portable laser projector with a 4K resolution, 2,400 ANSI Lumens and a 150-inch image projection
Anker has announced a new projector under its Nebula brand at CES 2022. The new Cosmos Laser 4K is Nebula's first laser projector, and one that can be carried around thanks to its built-in handle. The Cosmos Laser 4K projector can create up to 150-inch images, among other features.
Nex Computer announces the NexMonitor, a 27-inch monitor designed to turn an Android smartphone into a desktop computer
Nex Computer has unveiled its latest accessory aimed at utilising the performance of current smartphones. The NexMonitor will be available in 2.5K or 4K variants, both 27-inch monitors. Each NexMonitor has numerous ports, a magnetic wireless charging stand for your smartphone and enough stand space to house a mini-PC like the Mac mini.
Realme DIZO Watch R launched with an AMOLED display, SpO2 sensor and a GPS module for a budget price
Realme has unveiled the DIZO Watch R, an affordable smartwatch with an AMOLED display that packs AoD functionality. The DIZO Watch R comes with over 110 exercise modes, 150 watch faces and plenty of health-tracking features.
Xiaomi 11i: Indian variant of the Redmi Note 11 Pro debuts with a massive battery and in four colours
Xiaomi has announced the Xiaomi 11i, a smartphone that will launch for INR 24,999 (~US$336). The Xiaomi 11i arrives in Camo Green, Pacific Pearl, Purple Mist and Stealth Black, but only with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The Xiaomi 11i has a substantial battery too that it can recharge at 67 W.
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge: 120 W and 108 MP wielding smartphone launches in India with a 120 Hz display
Xiaomi has unveiled the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge, one part of the Xiaomi 11i series. The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge arrives with a large display, a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 108 MP main camera. The device supports 120 W wired charging too, and comes with an appropriate charger in the box.
Official AMD Ryzen 6000 benchmark results point towards significant CPU and iGPU performance improvements
AMD has shared official benchmark results for the Ryzen 6000 series, focussed mainly on the Ryzen 7 6800U and its Radeon 680M iGPU. Unsurprisingly, AMD has made gains with its Zen 3+ architecture compared to Zen 3. iGPU performance improvements set against the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 and NVIDIA GeForce MX450 and look even more impressive, though.
Corsair One i300: Compact Gaming PC launched with an Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and Liquid Cooling
Corsair has presented the new One i300 gaming PC with Alder Lake processors and new RTX 30 series GPUs. The Corsair One i300 is available with either an RTX 3080 or RTX 3080 Ti, plus up to 64 GB of RAM and a 2 TB SSD. The revised Corsair One i300 starts at US$3,999.99 and features a liquid cooling system.
ONEXPLAYER mini: Global launch date of supposed Steam Deck competitor officially confirmed
One-netbook has confirmed when it will launch the ONEXPLAYER mini, its latest handheld gaming device. The ONEXPLAYER mini is already orderable in Japan with a 1200p display, a Core i7-1195G7 and 16 GB of RAM. The ONEXPLAYER mini will arrive globally before the middle of January.
Razer X Fossil Gen 6: Limited edition smartwatch revealed for gamers who want a Wear OS 2 smartwatch
Razer has unveiled a limited edition version of the Fossil Gen 6. The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 contains three watch dials and two Razer-branded watch straps, but no hardware changes from the Fossil Gen 6. Fossil and Razer will only sell 1,337 Razer X Fossil Gen 6 units, starting later this month.
AYA NEO NEXT revealed with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U APU, up to 32 GB and an extraordinary price
The AYA NEO NEXT has been revealed, which will be available in four configurations. The Ryzen 7 5800U-powered machine will launch for at least US$1,265 when it goes up for crowdfunding next month. However, little has changed between existing AYA NEO models and the AYA NEO NEXT.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra to launch with a Super Clear Lens as alleged datasheet leaks
According to a new leak, the Galaxy S22 Ultra contains a 'Super Clear Lens' protecting its 108 MP primary camera. The lens should reduce reflections and glare, improving the image quality produced by its revised ISOCELL HM3 sensor. The Galaxy S22 series is expected to arrive in just over a month's time.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S to launch globally next month with a 108 MP triple camera
Reportedly, Xiaomi is preparing to release the Redmi Note 11S globally. The smartphone could arrive as soon as next month and with a 108 MP primary camera. An Indian release has not been confirmed, but the Redmi Note 11S could be the global edition of the Xiaomi 11i.
Roborock S7 MaxV presented as three variants with a 3-in-1 cleaning dock
Roborock has revealed the S7 MaxV, to be available as a standalone robot vacuum or with two cleaning docks. The S7 MaxV Ultra will be the flagship model, which has a 3-in-1 cleaning dock. The Roborock S7 MaxV will be available from Q2 2022.
OnePlus 10 Pro: Numerous specifications officially confirmed, including OxygenOS 12 support
OnePlus has officially confirmed several specifications for the OnePlus 10 Pro. A TENAA listing has offered other insights too, including the device's display size and resolution. The OnePlus 10 Pro will support 80 W wired charging for recharging its 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
The Tomb Raider Trilogy is free to own for a short time
Epic Games is offering Tomb Raider GOTY, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration and the Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for free on PC. The Tomb Raider Trilogy should run well on most systems, but the promotion ends soon.
MSI Creator Z17 receives upgrades to new processors and graphics cards in 2022 refresh
MSI has upgraded the Creator Z17, which now supports Alder Lake-P processors and up to an RTX 3080 Ti GPU. The machine starts at US$3,249 but costs at least US$3,999 if you want a Core i9-12900H GPU. Meanwhile, the RTX 3080 Ti will set you back US$4,599.
MSI Stealth GS77: High-end gaming laptop refreshed with Intel Alder Lake-P processors and powerful NVIDIA Ampere GPUs
The MSI Stealth GS77 has received a refresh to Alder Lake-P processors and NVIDIA Ampere GPUs. The upgraded machine starts at US$1,799 and rises to US$4,199 for a configuration with a Core i9-12900H, RTX 3080 Ti, 32 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD.
MSI Creator Z16P: New 16-inch laptop launched with up to an Intel Core i9-12900H and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU
MSI has revealed the Creator Z16P, a 16-inch laptop with plenty of high-end hardware inside. The Creator Z16P will be configurable with up to a Core i9-12900H processor, a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU and 64 GB of DDR5-4800 RAM. The laptop has a 1600p display too and starts at US$2,999.
Acer Predator CG48: Fans of large OLED gaming monitors may need to wait until the autumn for Acer's pricey 48-inch effort
Acer has unveiled the Predator CG48, an OLED gaming monitor. As its name suggests, the Predator CG48 has a 48-inch panel, making it much larger than most gaming monitors. The Predator CG48 has a 138 Hz refresh rate too, but its high price tag and protracted release date may have some people looking elsewhere.
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset launched with 50 mm drivers and up to 300 hours of battery life
HyperX has revealed the Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset, a new headset with a removable microphone. The headset offers up to 300 hours of battery life and has 50 mm drivers, among other features. The Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset will be available next month for US$199.99.
HyperX Clutch Wireless Gaming Controller announced with 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support
HyperX has introduced the Clutch Wireless Gaming Controller, a US$49.99 controller that supports Android devices and PCs. The Clutch Wireless Gaming Controller has a familiar button layout, plus support for 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset: New colourful headset introduced with an audio control box and 7.1 virtual surround sound
The HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset has 53 mm drivers, a vibrant colour scheme and an audio control box. The headset offers 7.1 virtual surround sound too, along with a uni-directional microphone. The Cloud II Gaming Headset will retail for US$99.99 when HyperX starts selling it in March.
HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse: Lightweight gaming mouse launches with up to 100 hours of battery life
The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse has arrived in two colours. The Pixart PAW3335-equipped gaming mouse supports RGB, up to 100 hours of battery life and wired or wireless connections. The Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse will be available for US$79.99.
HyperX Alloy Origins 65 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: 65% gaming keyboard launched with double shot PBT keycaps for US$99.99
The HyperX Alloy Origins 65 is a 65% mechanical gaming keyboard. The compact keyboard has dedicated arrow, delete, page up, and page down keys though, plus media controls. The HyperX Alloy Origins 65 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard will sell for US$99.99 will be available with a choice of three switch types.
HyperX Cloud Core Gaming Headset: Budget gaming headset launched with a Discord and TeamSpeak certified microphone
The HyperX Cloud Core Gaming Headset is a US$69.99 gaming headset with removable accessories. The headset is available in one colour and has 53 mm drivers, among other features.
AMD Ryzen 6000 mobile processors to launch with up to 8 CPU cores and RDNA 2 GPUs but no Thunderbolt 4 support
Leaked product slides have showcased what AMD has up its sleeve for the Ryzen 6000 series of mobile processors. The series will feature RDNA 2 iGPUs and up to 8 CPU cores based on a new 6 nm process. The Zen 3+ architecture will be available across ten H-series and U-series SKUs, including the Ryzen 9 6980HX and the Ryzen 7 6800U.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 mobile specifications leak from the RX 6300M to the RX 6850M XT
A substantial leak has revealed specifications for eight upcoming AMD Radeon RX 6000M laptop GPUs. All based on the company's RDNA 2 architecture, the GPUs will range from the RX 6300M to the RX 6850M XT. AMD will also release the RX 6000S series, seemingly an equivalent to NVIDIA's old Max-Q GPUs.
Garmin Venu 2 Plus: 43 mm smartwatch launches in three colours with voice assistant support on Android, Samsung and iOS devices
Garmin has launched the Venu 2 Plus, a 43 mm smartwatch available in three colours. The Venu 2 Plus has an AMOLED display, stainless steel hardware, countless health and fitness features, plus voice assistant functionality. The Venu 2 Plus will be orderable in multiple markets, starting with the US.
OnePlus presents its latest flagship smartphone with Hasselblad cameras
The OnePlus 10 Pro is official, confirming the device's unusual design. The OnePlus 10 Pro has Hasselblad tuned cameras, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, up to 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: Delayed smartphone launches without an Exynos chipset and with a hefty price tag
It has taken Samsung a while, but it has finally launched the Galaxy S21 FE. The smartphone arrives in four colours, two memory options and a high starting price. Samsung has decided against using the Exynos 2100 in its latest flagship smartphone, too.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Leaked official marketing images reveal the continuation of the Galaxy Note series
The new year is just around the corner, with Samsung seemingly gearing to release the Galaxy S22 series. While the Galaxy S22 Ultra is supposedly due in February 2022, Evan Blass has managed to get his hands on several official marketing images. Not only do they confirm the continuation of the Galaxy Note line, but also some of the features to expect from the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Xiaomi is developing a foldable flip phone that mimics the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3
Huawei has finally entered the clamshell foldable fray with the P50 Pocket, following in Samsung's footsteps with its Galaxy Z Flip3. Now, it has emerged that Xiaomi has registered designs for a flip phone of its own. The so-called Xiaomi Flip looks like Samsung's recent flagship foldable smartphone, too.
GPD P2 Max 2022: New version of compact ultrabook to receive a 25% performance boost thanks to processor upgrade
The GPD P2 Max 2022 will launch early next year and with a handy performance uplift over its predecessor. The newer model will share plenty of features with the original P2 Max though, including its 8.9-inch and 1600p display.
Samsung to utilise 200 MP camera for several years in its flagship smartphones, starting with the Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Galaxy S22 Ultra has not arrived yet, which is due in early 2022. However, that has not stopped renowned leakers from outlining what to expect from the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Reputedly, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will be the first of many Galaxy S flagship smartphones to feature a 200 MP camera, the first of its kind.
Quantum Operation Inc announces smartwatch that supports non-invasive blood glucose monitoring
CES 2022 is around the corner, ahead of which Quantum Operation has announced a smartwatch that can measure blood glucose levels non-invasively. The company will showcase the smartwatch at next year's event between January 3 and January 8.
Xiaomi Watch S1: Stylish smartwatch launches in multiple styles with a large display
Xiaomi has released another smartwatch, the Watch S1. The company's latest smartwatch has a large and high-resolution display, plenty of exercise modes and a built-in GPS module, among other features. The Xiaomi Watch S1 starts at CNY 1,049 (~US$165) in China.
Xiaomi 12: Compact flagship smartphone arrives with impressive hardware and a comparatively low price
Xiaomi has revealed the Xiaomi 12, its latest compact flagship smartphone. The device has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, a 120 Hz display and triple rear-facing cameras. The Xiaomi 12 contains a few compromises compared to the Xiaomi 12 Pro, but it retains a large 4,500 mAh battery, despite its size.
Xiaomi 12 Pro: New Android flagship to beat launches with Sony IMX707 camera sensor, 120 W charging and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset
The Xiaomi 12 Pro has launched, Xiaomi's best smartphone for early 2022. The device packs countless impressive features, including 120 W charging, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the new Sony IMX707 camera sensor. The Xiaomi 12 Pro has a 120 Hz display, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1. storage, among other hardware.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: 108 MP ISOCELL HM3 camera improvements outlined in new leaks
Reportedly, Samsung has turned to hardware and software refinements to pull even better performance from its 108 MP ISOCELL HM3 camera sensor. The improvements will debut in the Galaxy S22 Ultra, also thought to be called the Galaxy S22 Note.
Xiaomi 12 Pro: 120 W fast charging could be exclusive to Pro smartphone during December 28 launch with new Surge P1 chip
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be bringing 120 W fast charging to the Xiaomi 12 Pro, due on December 28. A new in-house chip, Surge P1, will allow the Xiaomi 12 Pro to recharge at over 100 W, but the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X could miss out.
Xiaomi 12: Leaked official promotional pictures show 50 MP camera, triple camera array and two colourways
The Xiaomi 12 will arrive on December 28, but Evan Blass has already leaked several official promotional pictures. The leak confirms that the Xiaomi 12 has a 50 MP primary camera, a textured back panel and at least four colour options. Update: Four colourways revealed in promotional videos.
Huawei Watch D: Waterproof smartwatch launches with blood pressure monitoring and ECG capabilities for the masses
Huawei has unveiled the Watch D, the company's latest smartwatch and its first that can measure blood pressure levels. The Watch D can take an ECG too, and has built-in GPS and NFC support. Huawei has equipped the Watch D with a large display, but the smartwatch will currently only be available in China.
Huawei P50 Pocket launched for ~US$1,410 with a Snapdragon 888 4G SoC and a 120 Hz display
Huawei has unveiled the P50 Pocket globally, a clamshell smartphone with a 6.9-inch display when unfolded. The P50 Pocket also has a 4,000 mAh battery, four cameras and a Snapdragon 888 4G SoC. The P50 Pocket does not come cheap though, with the device starting at CNY 8,998 (~US$1,410) in China.
Motorola confirms Android 12 update plan for 30 smartphones
Motorola has confirmed that it plans to update at least 30 smartphones to Android 12. Some older smartphones have missed the cut, including those released in 2019. Motorola's foldable smartphones will receive Android 12, though.
Galaxy Unpacked and launch dates for the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra delayed as Galaxy S22 Note name gets debunked
Reportedly, Samsung has delayed the Galaxy Unpacked and launch dates for the Galaxy S22 series. A separate leak has revealed a Galaxy S22 series marketing poster that seemingly debunked the idea that Samsung will release its premier smartphone as the Galaxy S22 Note.
Google Pixel Watch to launch with next-generation Google Assistant and maybe even an Exynos SoC
The Pixel Watch may still be a few months away from launching, but 9to5Google has found more details about it within Google apps. Google's first smartwatch will showcase Wear OS 3, with support for a next-generation Google Assistant. The Pixel Watch could be powered by an Exynos-manufactured SoC, too.
Mobvoi TicWatch GTK launches with up to 10 days of battery life at a budget price
Mobvoi has presented the TicWatch GTK, an affordable smartwatch with a 1.3-inch display. Supposedly, the TicWatch GTK should last up to 10 days between charges too and supports over 100 pre-loaded watch faces.
Samsung Galaxy A83: Concept renders offer a look at triple camera smartphone set for release in early 2022
Rumour has it that Samsung is preparing to release a Galaxy A83, seemingly the successor to the Quantum 2. The device is tipped to feature a 120 Hz display, along with an ISOCELL GN5 as its primary camera.
Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro designs revealed in official teaser as release date and Xiaomi 12X are also confirmed
Xiaomi has lifted the lid on the Xiaomi 12 series, which will include at least the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X and the Xiaomi 12 Pro. Not only has Xiaomi confirmed when it will reveal the Xiaomi 12 series, but it has also showcased what two models look like.
Chuwi MiniBook X: 10.8-inch convertible laptop revealed with a 2K display, a punch-hole camera and a Celeron N5100 processor
Chuwi has unveiled the MiniBook X, a compact convertible laptop with a 2K display. The MiniBook X will retail for US$599 and will contain a Celeron N5100 processor, 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
The Chuwi FreeBook is now orderable for US$549.99 with a 2K display and a Celeron N5100 processor
Chuwi has started selling the FreeBook, its 13.5-inch laptop that it unveiled earlier this month. The FreeBook has a 2K and 3:2 display paired with 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and an Intel Celeron N5100 processor. Currently, the laptop is orderable for US$549.99.
AYA NEO NEXT: Next-generation Windows gaming handheld to debut on December 28 with high-performance AMD cores
AYA has started teasing its next device, currently referred to as the AYA NEO NEXT. The AYA NEO NEXT will arrive on December 28 with a newer AMD Ryzen APU than the current AYA NEO family of devices.
Xiaomi to upgrade 20 devices to MIUI 13 and Android 12 outside China in initial upgrade rollout
Not only is Xiaomi preparing to upgrade numerous devices to MIUI 13 in China, but it is also readying equivalent builds for global audiences. Initially, Xiaomi will upgrade 20 devices to both MIUI 13 and Android 12, including the Mi 10T, POCO F2 Pro and the Redmi Note 10 Pro.
Huawei P50 Pocket camera details revealed as front design showcased in a new official teaser
The arrival of the P50 Pocket is a few days away. Ahead of its pre-Christmas debut, Huawei has published another teaser, this time with an official marketing render. A renowned Huawei leaker has detailed the camera hardware that the P50 Pocket will contain too, among other specifications.
Retailer reveals Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Note case designs plus a new green colourway ahead of February's Galaxy Unpacked event
According to a UK retailer, Samsung is preparing to release over 70 accessories for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and the Galaxy S22 Note. A deep green colourway should be heading to the Galaxy S22 Note too, based on an official S Pen render image.
Nuclear Safety authority discovers 5G-blocking bracelets, pendants and other products are actually radioactive
The Dutch Authority for Nuclear Safety has found that numerous anti-5G products are radioactive. The products include pendants, bracelets and more, which emit ionising radiation.
ONEXPLAYER mini launches with a 7-inch and 1200p display plus an Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor and up to 2 TB of storage
One-netbook has finally announced the ONEXPLAYER mini, a smaller alternative to the ONEXPLAYER. The ONEXPLAYER mini has a 1200p and 7-inch display powered by an Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of storage.
LG unveils two new UltraFine OLED Pro monitors in 27-inch and 32-inch screen sizes
LG has expanded its UltraFine OLED Pro series with the 27BP95E and 32BP95E. The pair offer native 4K resolutions, VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black certification and excellent colour accuracy. A USB Type-C port with 90 W Power Delivery is available on both monitors, too.
Xiaomi TV Stick 4K arrives: Android 11 on Android TV, Dolby Vision support and Google Assistant built-in
Xiaomi has presented its latest streaming stick, the TV Stick 4K. Besides offering native 4K support, the Xiaomi TV Stick 4K also has Google Assistant built-in, Dolby Vision and access to numerous apps through Android 11 on Android TV.
Sony Xperia PRO-I teardown video highlights several differences from the Xperia 1 III
The Xperia PRO-I may look like the Xperia 1 III, but there are quite a few internal differences between the pair. However, the more expensive smartphone of the two is also the harder to repair.
No Samsung Exynos 2100: Delayed Galaxy S21 FE could arrive next year in Europe with Android 11 and a Snapdragon 888
Reportedly, Samsung has decided against releasing the Galaxy S21 FE with an Exynos 2100 in Europe. Instead, the Snapdragon 888 will take its place, but with Android 11 and One UI 3.1 rather than Android 12 and One UI 4.
Huawei starts selling the P50 Pro with a Snapdragon 888 4G in China ahead of expected global release
According to reports, Huawei still hopes to sell the P50 and P50 Pro globally. Ahead of that expansion, Huawei has finally started offering the P50 Pro with a Snapdragon 888 4G SoC, starting at CNY 5,988 (~US$940).
Apple pulls controversial CSAM plans to scan the Photos app in iOS and iPadOS for nude pictures of children from its website
Rumour had it that Apple would integrate CSAM scans within iOS 15.2 and iPad 15.2, released earlier this week. However, the company has now deleted all references to these plans on its website, indicating that the feature has been pulled.
Pixel Watch: Leaked watch faces point to Fitbit's integration within Google's first Pixel-branded smartwatch
An early Wear OS 3 build contains hidden gems relating to Google's planned Fitbit integration. The watch faces match those seen in leaked Pixel Watch marketing materials.
Huawei Watch GT 2 and Huawei Watch 3 series receive new features via their latest software updates
Thanks to its next software update, the ageing Watch GT 2 will soon support even more third-party apps. The same update also brings new health and fitness features to the former flagship smartwatch. By contrast, the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro now support more SMS quick replies with their new updates.
Apple rumoured to be developing three new external monitors with up to 120 Hz refresh rates and mini LED backlights
According to new rumours from a typically reliable leaker, Apple is developing three new external monitors in collaboration with LG. The trio will offer up to a 120 Hz refresh rate across 24-inch, 27-inch and 32-inch screen sizes.
Huawei P50 Pocket: Harper's Bazaar China reveals promotional photos as display specifications leak
Harper's Bazaar China has published several photos of the P50 Pocket ahead of its official announcement on December 23. Separately, several display specifications have leaked, courtesy of Ross Young.
OnePlus Nord 2 CE: Renders confirm the loss of the alert slider and at least two launch colours
OnePlus may be up to three months away from launching the Nord 2 CE, but leaked renders have revealed the device from almost every angle. The mid-range smartphone is tipped to arrive in a minimum of two colours, both powered by the Dimensity 900.
Case makers are already selling Google Pixel 6a accessories online
The arrival of the Pixel 6a may be a while off yet, but case makers have already started offering accessories for the mid-range smartphone. All case makers rely on identical designs, which include two rear-facing cameras.
Honor Play 30 Plus unveiled with a 90 Hz display, a Dimensity 700 SoC and a 5,000 mAh battery
Honor has presented the Play 30 Plus, a cheap smartphone with a few eye-catching features. The Play 30 Plus starts at CNY 1,099 (~US$172) in China with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Honor X30 5G: New mid-range smartphone arrives with a 120 Hz display and 66 W charging at a reasonable price
With the X30 5G, Honor has introduced a new mid-range smartphone with plenty going for it. The Honor X30 5G has a 6.8-inch, 120 Hz and 1080p display, a 4,800 mAh battery and a 48 MP triple camera. 66 W fast charging is on board too, and all for a comparatively low price.
Leaked Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra specifications reveal several new features
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will be Samsung's largest and most powerful tablet to date when it launches in early 2022. Specifications for the 14.6-inch tablet have now landed though, outlining that the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra has more unique things to offer than just its size and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.
Oppo introduces its in-house retractable camera technology based around the 50 MP Sony IMX766
Sony has revealed its retractable camera, an in-house system that utilises the 50 MP Sony IMX766. The retractable camera hardware offers up to 2x optical zoom, splash and dust resistance and drop protection.
MSI Creator P50: A 4.72-litre mini-PC with up to an Intel Core i7-11700 and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU
MSI is now selling the Creator P50, a mini-PC that starts at US$1,799. The Creator P50 is available with 32 GB or 64 GB of RAM and up to an Intel Core i7-11700 that MSI has paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU.
Netflix: Indian streaming subscription plan dropped as low as INR 199 per month for any device
Netflix has cut its prices across the board. Subscriptions now start at INR 199 (~US$2.60) across all devices and INR 149 (~US$2) if you only stream Netflix from your smartphone.
First signs of Google Pixel Watch launch software emerges
The Pixel Watch is tipped to launch next year in what could be Wear OS 3's official debut. Google has published an early build of its Android 11-based OS, providing a taste of what to expect from the company's first smartwatch.
Caviar creates a bullet-proof iPhone 13 Pro with the Stealth 2.0
With the Stealth 2.0, Caviar has created a bullet-proof version of the iPhone 13 Pro. However, it has also removed its rear-facing cameras, supposedly with a view to improving privacy.
UK retailer leaks accessory details for the Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus, Tab S8 Ultra and Tab A8
A UK retailer has revealed how much Samsung will charge for official Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus, Tab S8 Ultra and Tab A8 accessories. Prices start at £23.99 for the Tab A8 and rise to £248.99 for the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.
Vivo Watch 2: Samsung Galaxy Watch4 lookalike to launch with an eSIM and up to 7 days of battery life
Vivo has confirmed more details about the Watch 2. Launching on December 22, the smartwatch will feature an eSIM and up to 7 days of battery life. Its bezels will be much thicker than those of the Galaxy Watch4 though, to which it bears an uncanny resemblance.
Vivo S12 Pro to launch with a 108 MP triple camera and two front-facing cameras
Vivo has shared more information about the S12 Pro, scheduled for release on December 22. The S12 Pro has five cameras, including a 108 MP primary sensor. The device will launch in three colours, all with curved displays.
Huawei P50 Pocket: Design revealed in two new teasers with a striking back panel
Huawei continues to tease the P50 Pocket, its next foldable smartphone. The P50 Pocket is due to arrive on December 23, but the company has decided to inform fans of its stylish design ahead of time.
NVIDIA reportedly delays the RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB and RTX 3080 12 GB, leaving the RTX 3050 and RTX 3090 Ti on track for CES 2022
According to reports, NVIDIA has shelved the RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB and the RTX 3080 12 GB, tipped to arrive on December 17. The pair may now arrive after CES 2022, where NVIDIA is expected to reveal the RTX 3050 and RTX 3090 Ti.
Dell Concept Stanza unveiled to showcase a vision of tablets without cameras, ports or speakers
Dell has revealed Concept Stanza, its vision for a productivity-focused tablet without cameras, ports or speakers. Dell sees the 11-inch tablet as a note-taking device and a laptop companion.
Concept Pari: Dell reveals a compact and versatile webcam that can be used wirelessly
The Concept Pari weighs 30 g and can capture 1080p footage. The compact webcam can live stream over Wi-Fi at 1080p too, making it more versatile than many conventional webcams. Concept Pari can be mounted to numerous displays or used as a document scanner instead.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 4G to arrive as the Redmi 10 2022 globally and the Redmi 10 Prime 2022 in India
The Redmi 10 2022 has surfaced on the Google Play Console. MIUI code confirms that the Redmi 10 2022 is Xiaomi's global version of the Redmi Note 11 4G, launched last month. The Redmi Note 11 4G should also be arriving in India as the Redmi 10 Prime 2022.
Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Note wallpapers appear to confirm tweaked aspect ratios and display resolutions
Reportedly, official Galaxy S22 series wallpapers have already emerged online. Supposedly, the wallpapers reveal the aspect ratios and the display resolutions of all models, including the Galaxy S22 Note.
LG StanbyME: Strange Smart TV unveiled with a touchscreen, a built-in battery and a rotating stand
LG has abandoned TV conventions with the StanbyME, a Smart TV that dovetails the LG Objet series. Not only does the StanbyME have a battery, but it also has a touchscreen and a large stand.
LG presents Objet Smart TVs with OLED Evo panels and Kvadrat fabric covers
LG has unveiled the Objet TV series, all with OLED Evo panels. The company will showcase the TVs at CES 2022, but it has confirmed that they have Kvadrat fabric panels. Rumour has it that LG will start selling the TVs in South Korea from tomorrow.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (12 GB) finally gets a list price, but it is nearly as expensive as an RTX 3070
ASUS has confirmed how much the RTX 2060 (12 GB) should cost, a week after its supposed on-shelf date. The rehashed graphics card has between a €494 and €499 list price depending on the model, making it barely any cheaper than the RTX 3070. The high prices make the RTX 2060 (12 GB) more expensive than the RTX 3060 Ti, too.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro receive new features and bug fixes with new updates
Google has started rolling out new features and bug fixes to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro as part of its December 2021 updates. The Pixel Feature Drop is available now as an OTA or a factory image for both devices.
Apple kicks Universal Control to spring 2022 following new OS releases
Apple has updated its website to reflect a new approximate release date for Universal Control. The feature, which allows you to bridge your iPad and Mac, will now arrive at some point during spring 2022. Apple still cannot commit to a specific release date, though.
Stable MIUI 13 updates to arrive for ten Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones before the end of the year
Reportedly, Xiaomi will offer MIUI 13 upgrades to ten smartphones this month. Smartphones as old as the Mi 10S could be upgraded, along with the Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra and the Redmi K40 series. The Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G could be in line for MIUI 13, too.
Huawei launch date and name of its next foldable smartphone
Huawei has confirmed that its next foldable smartphone is not called the Mate V. Additionally, the company has announced when it will reveal the flagship smartphone, due alongside the Watch D. Huawei describes the foldable as 'compact yet powerful'.
Oppo announces in-house MariSilicon X chip for handling improving photos and videos on future Find X series flagship smartphones
Oppo has confirmed that its next Find X flagship smartphone will debut in Q1 2022. The Find X4 Pro or Find X5 Pro will feature the MariSilicon X, an in-house chip that contains an imaging NPU and a 20-bit Imaging Signal Processor.
Huawei Watch D official teaser confirms Class II medical device certification for blood pressure and ECG measurements
Huawei has confirmed that it will announce the Watch D later this month, just two days before Christmas. The company has confirmed that the smartwatch has received Class II medical device certification, necessary for it to take ECGs and blood pressure readings.
27-inch iMac to arrive next spring with a 120 Hz ProMotion display, mini LED backlights and M1 Max Silicon
According to reports, Apple plans to upgrade the 27-inch in the spring. The new model is tipped to launch with a 120 Hz display, marketed by Apple as ProMotion. The display will also have mini LED backlights and will rely on M1 Max Silicon.
HomePod 15.2, iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2 and watchOS 8.3 begin rolling out across Apple devices
Apple has released HomePod 15.2, iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2 and watchOS 8.3. The four updates bring several new features to eligible devices, including the new Apple Music Voice subscription. There is no equivalent update for tvOS, though.
Apple releases macOS 12.1 Monterey globally with bug fixes and SharePlay
Apple has started distributing macOS 12.1 to all eligible devices. The first major update for Monterey contains numerous bug fixes and some new features, including SharePlay.
Xiaomi brings the Redmi Watch 2 Lite to Europe for €69.99 with a free gift
Xiaomi has started selling the Redmi Watch 2 Lite in Europe. The smartwatch retails for €69.99 and comes with a free gift. So far, Xiaomi has listed the budget smartwatch in Germany, Italy and Spain.
Xiaomi Watch S1 to launch within the next few months, launches scheduled in Europe and Asia Pacific countries
Reportedly, Xiaomi has settled on releasing the Watch S1 before April 2022. The smartwatch does away with Xiaomi's 'Mi' branding and will be available across Europe and Asia Pacific countries.
China and the US to receive Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 versions of the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus as more dummy units leak
Samsung is gearing to release Snapdragon-powered editions of the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus in China and the US. The pair, along with the Galaxy S22 Note, have also appeared in more hands-on photos. All photos appear to be of dummy units.
Redmi K50 Gaming and K50 Gaming Pro editions to launch with shoulder triggers and flat displays that have centred punch-hole cameras
According to a renowned leaker, Xiaomi has settled on flat displays for the K50 Gaming and K50 Gaming Pro editions. The pair will have centred punch-hole cameras too, along with shoulder triggers like the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition.
Oppo Find N: Specifications leak ahead of December 14 announcement
Oppo is set to unveil the Find N tomorrow, its inaugural foldable smartphone. In the meantime, Evan Blass has leaked numerous marketing slides that confirm multiple aspects about the device's display, among other things.
Vwar Fly7: Apple Watch Series 7 clone launches for US$75
Vwar has launched the Fly7, a blatant Apple Watch Series 7 copy. The Vwar Fly7 has a 1.84-inch display, a GPS module and is IP67 certified. The smartwatch starts at just US$75.
There is now a Huawei HarmonyOS powered water bottle with a touchscreen display
Huawei has developed HarmonyOS for multiple products, including water bottles. The smart water bottle has a touchscreen display, can sync with a smartphone and contains numerous sensors for monitoring water levels.
Analogue Pocket: Game Boy lookalike will be available to order again soon, existing pre-orders shipping from today
The Analogue Pocket will start shipping today for existing pre-orders. From tomorrow, the handheld console will be orderable again but for US$219 this time. New pre-orders will ship between Q1 2022 and 2023.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Note: FCC certifies upcoming flagship with a built-in S Pen and a new LED View Cover
The FCC has confirmed that Samsung will release a new LED View Cover alongside the Galaxy S22 Note. The regulatory body also appears to confirm that the Galaxy S22 Note has a built-in S Pen, which would be a first for the Galaxy S series.
Leaked Samsung Galaxy S22 hands-on photo emerges in a stealthy colourway with three rear-facing cameras
Ice Universe has shared a hands-on photo of the Galaxy S22, the entry-level option in the Galaxy S22 series. The photo confirms the device's rear design and that it has three rear-facing cameras.
Leaked Huawei Watch D hands-on photos confirm design, blood pressure monitoring and ECG functionality
Huawei may be ten days away from revealing the Watch D, but hands-on photos have already leaked. The photos confirm several aspects, including the smartwatch's design and that it can monitor blood pressure levels.
Galaxy S22 Note spotted as the SM-S908U on Samsung support website and Camera FV-5 database
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is edging closer to being released, possibly as the Galaxy S22 Note. In that vein, Samsung has confirmed that it plans to release the SM-S908U in China, seemingly with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The same variant has appeared on the Camera FV-5 database with an ISOCELL HM3 camera.
Gigabyte BRIX Extreme: 'Competitively priced' mini-PCs launching soon with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U APU
Gigabyte has confirmed that it will be launching BRIX Extreme mini-PCs soon, likely in early 2022. Up to an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U APU will be available, complemented by a host of ports and dual-channel SO-DIMM RAM.
DJI Mavic 3 receives promised features in firmware update along with a new DJI Fly app
DJI has released new firmware for the Mavic 3, its latest drone. An updated DJI Fly app accompanies the firmware release, now at version 1.5.4. Both updates are available now.
Leaked DJI roadmap reveals the Mini 3, Inspire 3, Pocket 3 and more for 2022
According to a leaked roadmap, DJI plans to release multiple new products next year, including a Mini 3 drone. Supposedly, a DJI Pocket 3 is due too, among other devices.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra memory configurations leak with colour options in tow
Samsung premium tablets are also set to arrive at the beginning of 2022, dovetailing the Galaxy S22 series. While the trio are a few months away, their memory configurations and colour options have already leaked.
JK01: Budget mini-PC launches with an Intel Jasper Lake processor for US$140
The JK01 is one of the cheapest Jasper Lake-based mini-PCs around. The mini-PC relies on a Celeron N5095 and has up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. The JK01 starts at US$140 as a barebones system.
Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Light Up announced with a Snapdragon Wear 4100 SoC but no Wear OS
Louis Vuitton has revealed a new smartwatch, the Tambour Horizon Light Up. Strictly speaking, it is a successor to the Tambour Horizon. However, Louis Vuitton has ditched Wear OS, the second manufacturer in recent months.
Intel begins discontinuing Panther Canyon mini-PCs less than a year after their release
Intel has started axing Panther Canyon mini-PCs, having announced them in January 2021. Other SKUs remain, but only one short model is still available.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021: European prices leak, as do numerous specifications and official marketing images
A renowned leaker has revealed specifications and official marketing images of the Galaxy Tab A8 2021, one of Samsung's next budget tablets. The same leaker has also detailed the tablet's minimum and maximum prices in Europe.
Huawei Watch GT 3 receives a software update that enables the option of connecting heart rate straps
Huawei has issued another update to the Watch GT 3, its second so far. This month's update is a 75 MB download and allows you to pair the smartwatch with the Polar H7 or the Suunto Smart Belt. The update is already rolling out in Europe.
MSI MAG Trident S: Delayed compact PC upgraded to the AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, no release before 2022
MSI still intends to release the MAG Trident S, nearly a year after its announcement. The 2-litre desktop PC has been upgraded from a Ryzen 7 4700G to the newer Ryzen 7 5700G, but its release is still a way off.
Chuwi FreeBook: Convertible 13.5-inch laptop revealed with a 3:2 aspect ratio, a 2K display and an Intel Jasper Lake processor
Chuwi has unveiled the FreeBook, an Intel Jasper Lake-based laptop. The Chuwi FreeBook also has a 13.5-inch and 2K display, along with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. The FreeBook will be orderable later this month.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Motorola Moto Edge X30 cracks 1 million points in AnTuTu, taking a 21% lead over the Black Shark 4S Pro
Motorola has revealed that the Moto Edge X30 has scored over 1 million points in AnTuTu v9. The handset is the first to launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which outscores the Snapdragon 888 Plus by 21% in the popular benchmarking suite.
Motorola Moto Edge X30: World's first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 smartphone arrives with an optional under-display camera and a 5,000 mAh battery
Motorola has announced the Moto Edge X30, the first smartphone with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The flagship also has an optional under-display camera, a 5,000 mAh battery and three high-megapixel cameras. The Moto Edge X30 starts at CNY 3,199 (~US$504), too.
Razer Kishi: Universal mobile game controller down to US$44.99 in at least 30% off deals
The Razer Kishi comes in four flavours and can charge your smartphone as you game, thanks to pass-through charging. Generally, most Razer Kishi controllers cost US$99.99, but Amazon is offering between 30% and 43% savings for all versions.
Modern Android smartphones cannot make emergency calls under particular circumstances
Google has confirmed that Android 10, 11 and 12 suffer from a bug preventing smartphones from calling emergency services. The bug only occurs in specific circumstances, but it involves an app that has been installed over 100 million times.
ECS refreshes its mini-PC lineup with the Liva Z3 and Liva Z3E
The ECS Liva Z3 and Liva Z3E are two new mini-PCs based on Intel's Jasper Lake architecture. The pair will be available with a choice of three processors and feature numerous ports.
NOOK GlowLight 4: eReader arrives for US$149.99 with an adjustable colour temperature display
Barnes & Noble has released the NOOK GlowLight 4, a 6-inch eReader that costs US$149.99. The NOOK GlowLight 4 has an adjustable colour temperature display, 32 GB of storage and a USB Type-C port.
Samsung suspends One UI 4 rollout for the Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy Fold3 after bricking fears
According to reports, Samsung has suspended the One UI 4 rollout for the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3. Multiple handsets have experienced issues ranging from getting stuck in recovery mode to being unable to use anything other than their 60 Hz refresh rates.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB and RTX 3090 Ti to all be available in January, with a CES 2022 announcement on the cards
NVIDIA has confirmed that it will be attending CES 2022 in Las Vegas, with an Executive Keynote scheduled for January 4. Reportedly, NVIDIA will unveil the RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB before the end of the 2021, but it, the RTX 3050 and RTX 3090 Ti will not launch until late January.
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE released in China from CNY 1,999
Xiaomi has released another 'Lite' smartphone in China. Translated as the Vitality Edition, Xiaomi's latest smartphone is the same one released globally as the 11 Lite 5G NE.
Beelink GTi8: Intel Core i5-8259U-based mini-PC launches for US$449, but deeper discounts are available
Beelink has reduced the GTi8, a mini-PC based on Intel's Coffee Lake architecture. The GTi8 also has SO-DIMM RAM, an M.2 SSD and numerous ports. Currently, the GTi8 retails for US$449, reduced from US$599.
Amazon starts selling the Smart Air Quality Monitor globally; some orders will not ship until early January
Amazon has begun selling the Smart Air Quality Monitor, a device that it introduced last month. The Smart Air Quality Monitor is compatible with Amazon Alexa, but it will not ship until early January in the Eurozone or the US.
Oppo Fold takes a trip to Geekbench with a Snapdragon 888, 12 GB of RAM and Android 11 as camera specifications leak
Oppo's first foldable smartphone has leaked twice, perhaps a week or so before its introduction. The device, codenamed PEUM00, has appeared on Geekbench and at Camera FV-5. The databases confirm several details, including the Oppo Fold's camera hardware.
Two Apple iPhone SE models tipped to arrive a year apart, starting in 2022
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has decided to release another iPhone SE in 2022, followed by a larger model a year later. To date, Apple has launched two iPhone SE generations in five years.
POCO F4 GT, Redmi 10A, Redmi 10C and Redmi Note 11 among a dozen devices that Xiaomi certifies with the EEC
Xiaomi has registered a dozen smartphones with the EEC in Russia. The certifications include the POCO F4 GT, Redmi 10A, Redmi 10C and numerous Redmi Note 11 series devices. Xiaomi is expected to release all models globally.
Apple pushes macOS 12.1 Release Candidate without Universal Control and other critical bug fixes
Apple has issued the Release Candidate for macOS 12.1 Monterey, the latest version of its desktop operating system. macOS 12.1 will contain numerous changes, but Apple is not yet ready to release one of Monterey's most exciting features.
Moto Edge X30 colour options, rear design and punch-hole camera revealed as Motorola shares more teasers
Motorola is one day away from unveiling the Moto Edge X30, its and the world's first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered smartphone. More official teasers have confirmed the Edge X30's colour options, along with its rear design and Motorola's decision to include a punch-hole camera.
Vivo Y55s: Mid-range smartphone launches in China with Vivo's largest battery to date
Vivo has presented the Vivo Y55s in China, a smartphone with a Dimensity 700 SoC and a 6.58-inch display. The Y55s also has the largest battery capacity of any Vivo smartphone released so far.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to launch with Android 12 as initial firmware leaks
A new leak has revealed the Galaxy S21 FE's inaugural firmware in Europe. The firmware confirms that the Fan Edition smartphone will launch with Android 12 and One UI 4, recently released to the Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy Fold3.
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT submissions confirm Gigabyte custom cards and 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM
Gigabyte has submitted RX 6500 XT SKUs with the EEC. The listings confirm that Gigabyte will be one of AMD's partners to sell RX 6500 XT custom cards, and that the RX 6500 XT has 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
macOS Monterey 12.1 to arrive next week with plenty of bug fixes for new MacBook Pro machines
According to reports, Apple plans on releasing the next version of macOS Monterey next week. macOS Monterey 12.1 should arrive with plenty of bug fixes and improvements, especially for the new MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16.
ASUS Expertbook B7 Flip released with up to a Core i7-1195G7, 5G and a 1600p display
ASUS has started selling the Expertbook B7 Flip in the Eurozone and the UK. The convertible is available with up to a Core i7-1195G7, a 5G modem and a 1600p display.
Redmi Smart TV X75 2022: Xiaomi presents a 75-inch TV with HDMI 2.1 VRR, 120 Hz and 4K support
The Redmi X75 is the third TV in Xiaomi's Redmi Smart TV X 2022 series. The 75-inch TV has a 120 Hz refresh rate, a 4K native resolution and HDMI 2.1 VRR. FreeSync Premium is supported, too.
First benchmarks: This is how fast the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is
Qualcomm presented the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 at this year's Snapdragon Tech Summit, its new high-end SoC for smartphones and tablets. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is Qualcomm's first chipset manufactured on a 4 nm process and relies on a completely redesigned GPU from the Adreno 700 series. Still, the youngest dragon does not show improvements in all areas.
GeForce RTX 2060 (12 GB): Early gaming benchmark show NVIDIA's new €700 desktop graphics card is consistently slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER
Early gaming benchmarks have shown that the RTX 2060 (12 GB) is no match for the RTX 2060 SUPER. The nine triple-A games underline that the new Turing-based graphics card offers barely any performance improvements over the original RTX 2060 too, despite having a more powerful GPU and double the VRAM.
NVIDIA's RTX 2060 (12 GB) launch is a disaster for everyone but crypto miners
NVIDIA has released the RTX 2060 (12 GB) to absolutely no fanfare. There are hardly any launch day reviews either because neither NVIDIA nor its partners have sent out any press samples. An MSRP remains elusive too, but retailers are already offering the RTX 2060 (12 GB) for nearly €700.
Xiaomi TV ES50 2022: 50-inch Smart TV presented with Dolby Vision and MEMC support
Xiaomi has unveiled the TV ES50 2022, a Smart TV with slim bezels and a budget price tag. The TV ES50 2022 also offers 600 nits of peak brightness, MIUI for TV 3.0 software and Dolby Vision support, among other features.
Oppo reveals an in-house retractable camera designed for smartphones
Oppo has teased one of the innovations that it will showcase at INNO WORLD between December 14 and 15. The company claims that its retractable camera is built in-house and is waterproof. The technology should allow Oppo to produce smartphones with slimmer camera housings without compromising on image quality.
Realme 9i: High-resolution CAD-based renders show what the affordable smartphone with a 5,000 mAh battery and a 50 MP camera will look like
A new leak has revealed what the Realme 9i looks like, one of the company's upcoming cheaper smartphones. The Realme 9i will launch with a Snapdragon 680 SoC, a 90 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
OnePlus to attend CES 2022 in Las Vegas on January 5
OnePlus has confirmed plans to appear at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The company will 'catch up' with fans on January 5, possibly signalling the announcement of the OnePlus 10 and OnePlus 10 Pro.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra could launch without a second display
Rumour has it that Xiaomi could ditch its second screen concept that it introduced with this year's Mi 11 Ultra. Its successor, the so-called Xiaomi 12 Ultra, could do without it completely for some reason.
Xiaomi to release the Mi 11 Youth Vitality Edition in another Mi 11 Lite refresh
According to reports, Xiaomi is preparing to release another mid-range smartphone under the Mi 11 series. The so-called Mi 11 Youth Vitality Edition could be a Chinese exclusive smartphone, but it might be one that Xiaomi already sells outside its home market.
Stable Android 12 and OxygenOS 12 builds arrive for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro with bugs aplenty
OnePlus has started rolling out Android 12 to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro via OxygenOS 12. The OS upgrade is open to devices purchased in North America and India, but there are a few issues, currently.
Google releases Pixel Feature Drop with December 2021 security patch from the Pixel 3a to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
Google has announced a new Pixel Feature Drop that also contains the December 2021 security patch. All recent Pixel smartphones are eligible, starting with the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. However, Google is not ready to push its new Pixel Feature Drop to Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro.
New Gran Turismo 7 gameplay video released at a classic track
Gran Turismo 7 may be a few months away from launching, but a new gameplay video has landed of the game being played on a PlayStation 5. The game will launch with a plethora of cars and tracks, but it currently suffers from pop-in.
Nintendo to bring Paper Mario to the Nintendo Switch next week via Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo has expanded upon its Online Expansion Pack with another game, rounding out its N64 back catalogue to ten games. Paper Mario will be available next week, just in time for Christmas.
AMD 4800S Desktop Kit leaks with a Zen 2 CPU and support for at least a Radeon RX 6600 GPU
According to reports, AMD plans to release a new Desktop Kit, building on the 4700S that it unveiled in July. The 4800S Desktop Kit has a microATX board and a PCIe slot supporting an AMD Radeon RX 6600 GPU. AMD will sell the device with a PowerColor graphics card in early 2022.
Custom NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (12 GB) card lands on French retailer a day ahead of schedule
A French retailer has revealed pricing for the RTX 2060 (12 GB), NVIDIA's latest desktop graphics card. The last-generation model will not come cheap and will officially be available from December 7.
Galaxy Z Fold3 picks up Samsung's One UI 4 update too
Samsung has started rolling out One UI 4 to the Galaxy Z Fold3. Currently, the update is available in South Korea, its first port of call for Samsung's premier foldable smartphone.
Xiaomi Monitor 27-inch 4K introduced with PANTONE colour certification
Xiaomi has presented the Monitor 27-inch 4K, a high-resolution monitor with PANTONE colour certification. Xiaomi has included dual HDMI 2.1 ports too, along with a USB hub that supports up to 90 W USB Type-C charging.
YouTube Music nets another Google Play Music feature with the option to create a playlist from your queue
YouTube Music has gained the option of saving your queue as a playlist, a feature previously available on Google Play Music. The feature should also work when using the 'Start radio' function.
Lenovo Legion Pad: Compact gaming tablet presented with a Snapdragon 888 SoC
Lenovo has shared two photos of a new tablet aimed at gamers. The Legion Pad has rounded edges, a flagship SoC and up to an 8-inch display. Only a Chinese launch is expected, currently.
Xiaomi 12X: Mini flagship to launch with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage
The Xiaomi 12X has turned up on the TENAA with plenty of memory under the hood. Supposedly, Xiaomi plans to release the device with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The Xiaomi 12X should launch in China first, with a global launch following in the new year.
Samsung releases Android 12 and One UI 4 to the Galaxy Z Flip3
Samsung has started issuing Android 12 and One UI 4 to the Galaxy Z Flip3. The foldable handset will receive the OS upgrade as F711BXXU2BUKM with the December 2021 security patch.
Xiaomi registers two new Xiaomi 12 series devices in China as it readies itself to launch new flagship smartphones
Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Xiaomi 12 will feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm's latest flagship SoC. Now, Xiaomi has certified two new smartphones with the 3C and TENAA in China, which should both belong to the Xiaomi 12 series. One of the two devices supports 120 W fast charging, too.
Leaked Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra marketing images show the design differences between Samsung's next flagship tablets
Marketing renders of the Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus and Tab S8 Ultra have leaked, courtesy of the omnipotent Evan Blass. The trio should launch simultaneously, but with different designs.
Google Pixel Watch to rely on a Samsung built custom SoC as numerous marketing images leak
Marketing assets for the Pixel Watch have leaked, Google's first smartwatch. The assets confirm the smartwatch's design with its near bezel-less display and its name. The Pixel Watch is tipped to rely on a custom SoC manufactured by Samsung, too.
Xiaomi 12 Lite to launch globally and in India with Xiaomi 12 Lite Zoom as a Chinese equivalent
According to reports, Xiaomi is preparing to launch the Xiaomi 12 Lite Zoom in China and only in China. However, the Xiaomi 12 Lite will debut globally, following in the footsteps of the Xiaomi 12. There will be an Indian variant of the Xiaomi 12 Lite, too.
Ubisoft to make Anno 1404 History Edition free to download and keep forever
Ubisoft will be making Anno 1404 History Edition free to download and keep forever, but only for a short time. The giveaway falls within Ubisoft's 35th anniversary and includes the Anno 1404: Venice expansion pack.
Magico Titan 15: 177 kg subwoofer presented that delivers up to 6,500 W of power
Magico's latest subwoofer is like almost no other, with it weighing in at 177 kg and capable of outputting 6,500 W of power. The subwoofer has a frequency response of between 10 Hz and 150 Hz too, with a 136 dB peak volume.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050: January release date mooted for upcoming GA106-based graphics card
NVIDIA may have just announced the RTX 2060 (12 GB), but we may only be 6 weeks away from the launch of the RTX 3050. The entry-level card is believed to feature 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a GA106 GPU, the same graphics chip found in the RTX 3060.
Huawei Watch D: Company's first smartwatch with a blood pressure monitor to debut on December 23
According to reports, Huawei could be less than three weeks away from revealing its first smartwatch that can monitor your blood pressure. The so-called Watch D will be one of many devices unveiled during a comprehensive launch event.
Valve unveils final Steam Deck packaging before it ships consoles to customers
Valve is not quite ready to begin shipping the Steam Deck, but it has finalised the console's packaging. The box contains quite a few jokes too, but not many accessories inside.
Four new MSI gaming laptops leak with Intel Alder Lake-P processors and RTX 3070 Ti or RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards
A European retailer has leaked several SKUs of upcoming MSI gaming laptops, all with Intel Alder Lake-P processors and NVIDIA RTX 30 Ti GPUs. The GE66 Raider, GE76 Raider, GS66 Stealth and GS76 Stealth will also be upgraded, but prices will be steep.
Xiaomi 12: Xiaomi executive lays out what to expect from December-bound flagships while Android 12 and MIUI 13 builds move closer to MIUI's Stable channel
Xiaomi is building momentum for the release of the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12X, both expected to arrive this month. As executives continue to tease its upcoming flagships, it is also preparing behind closed doors to bring Android 12 and MIUI 13-based builds to MIUI's Stable channel.
ONEXPLAYER mini gameplay video shows One-netbook's more compact handheld in action
Not content with the various versions of the ONEXPLAYER that it already sells, One-netbook is also looking to bring an ONEXPLAYER mini to market. A new gameplay video shows what to expect from the 7-inch handheld, which should launch with a 1200p display.
Xiaomi to release the Redmi Note 11 4G globally
Xiaomi is preparing to release the Redmi Note 11 4G globally. The device has already been certified in Germany and the US, but there could also be an Indian variant. The device has a 90 Hz display, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 50 MP primary camera, among other features.
Pixel Watch: Google's first smartwatch will not be priced as aggressively as the Pixel 6 or the Pixel 6 Pro
According to reports, a 2022 release is on the table for Google's first smartwatch. However, expect to charge the Pixel Watch daily and to shell out over US$300 for a smartwatch that has proprietary straps.
Samsung begins One UI 4 rollout to the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus with first beta build
Samsung has issued One UI 4 beta to more former flagship smartphones. This time, the company has upgraded the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus, which are both expected to receive stable builds in January 2022.
Xiaomi 12: Dubious render does the rounds as back panel and another camera detail leak
Xiaomi could only be a few weeks away from unveiling the Xiaomi 12, one of the first smartphones with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. In the meantime, a somewhat questionable render has leaked, as has an image of the upcoming device's back panel. Reportedly, Xiaomi is turning to new methods to obscure the Xiaomi 12's camera housing, too.
Leak outlines the Apple SoCs set to rely on TSMC's N3 node
According to reports, Apple is set to shift from 5 nm to 3 nm nodes between M2 and M3 SoCs. TSMC should have its N3 node ready in time for the A17 Bionic too, both tipped for releases in 2023.
Foxconn Model E: Pininfarina showcases the 750 hp and 750 km EV at Hong Kong MotorXpo
Pininfarina has exhibited the Foxconn Model E at the Hong Kong MotorXpo. The 750 hp saloon also has up to a 750 km range and is being showcased under Foxconn's vehicle division, Foxtron.
NVIDIA to equip the GeForce RTX 3050 in a bid to fend off the Intel Arc A380 and AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
More details about the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and Intel Arc A380 have emerged. While the RTX 3050 is tipped to launch with 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, the Intel Arc A380 could come in with 6 GB. The Intel Arc A380 is thought to offer GTX 1650 SUPER levels of performance, too.
Cyberquad: Tesla presents an electric quad bike with a 10 mph top speed
Today, Tesla announced the Cyberquad, a quad bike heavily influenced by the Cybertruck. The Cyberquad has 10 mph top speed, a 15-mile range and is designed for people weighing up to 150 lbs (~68kg).
Honor Band 6: Fitness tracker to receive two major upgrades a year on from its release
Honor has announced that it will be delivering two major upgrades to the Band 6, a fitness tracker that it released last year. The upgrades would bring the Honor Band 6 to par with Huawei's fitness trackers before the pair split.
Xiaomi to launch 4K professional monitor this month with PANTONE certification
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be announcing a new monitor later this month. The unnamed monitor will operate natively at 4K with PANTONE certification. It will also cover 99% of the Adobe RGB and DCI P3 colour spaces, among other features.
Google announces a December 2021 Feature Drop for Android devices
Typically, Google restricts Feature Drops to its Pixel smartphones. This month, the company has expanded eligibility for its new features to numerous Android devices, including those still running Android 6.0. One of these features is Digital car key (DCK) support, although there are some caveats.
Samsung Galaxy A73: Leaked renders point to it being a smaller version of the Galaxy A72 with an identical design
The Galaxy A73 has leaked, courtesy of @OnLeaks. According to the leaker, the Galaxy A73 will be smaller than its predecessor and about the same size as the Galaxy A71. However, the Galaxy A73 will share the Galaxy A72's design, albeit without a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
NVIDIA further complicates its product line by announcing the RTX 2060 (12 GB) with 2,176 CUDA cores, 14 Gbps VRAM and a 185 W TGP
NVIDIA has unveiled the RTX 2060 (12 GB), a mixture of the RTX 2060 (6 GB) and RTX 2060 SUPER. Essentially the RTX 2060 SUPER with the RTX 2060's memory bus, the RTX 2060 (12 GB) also has a higher TGP than the pair. The RTX 2060 (12 GB) will be available as a Founders Edition card and from AIBs.
K|Lens One: World's first light field lens launches with Carl Zeiss cooperation
A German start-up has launched the world's first light field lens. The K|Lens One supports all full-frame cameras and was created in cooperation with Carl Zeiss.
Elon Musk unveils the Tesla Cyberwhistle, a US$50 Apple parody that is already selling for 5x its list price
Elon Musk and Tesla have revealed the Cyberwhistle, a whistle modelled on the Cybertruck. In a nod to Apple's expensive cleaning cloth, the Cyberwhistle costs US$50. It has also sold out less than 24 hours after it went live on Tesla's website.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE memory configurations and European pricing leaks
According to reports, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S21 FE in multiple memory configurations. Incidentally, European pricing has leaked, confirming that the Galaxy S21 FE will be more expensive than the Galaxy S20 FE. The most expensive model could be cheaper than its predecessor, though.
Nothing Ear (1): Black version of minimal earbuds will be purchasable using fiat money or cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Ethereum
Nothing has announced another pair of earbuds, albeit not successors to the Ear (1). Instead, the company has unveiled its eponymous earbuds in black. The Nothing Ear (1) black will be orderable using fiat money or cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Honor 60 arrives with a blend of Honor 60 Pro and Honor 50 series parts
The Honor 60 has debuted in China with a Snapdragon 778G SoC and a 120 Hz display. The smartphone contains plenty of hardware also found in the Honor 60 Pro, but with a few sprinklings from the Honor 50 series too.
Honor 60 Pro: New mid-range smartphone revealed in four colours with a quad-curved display
Honor has showcased the Honor 60 Pro, its latest mid-range smartphone. The Honor 60 Pro will be available in two memory configurations and four colours, starting from CNY 3,699 (~US$581). Its global release date remains unknown, however.
Huawei brings new features and optimisations to the Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2e
Huawei has updated two of its older smartwatches, the Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2e. The pair have started receiving their updates in China first, before an eventual global rollout.
Samsung Odyssey G9: 49-inch curved gaming monitors reduced by up to US$500
Two of Samsung's large gaming monitors are available at discounts. The most significant discount is on the Neo G9 G95NA, a 49-inch monitor with Mini-LED backlights, 1 ms response times and a 240 Hz refresh rate.
The Nokia 9 PureView is another sorry chapter in Google's failed Android One program
It is only a matter of time before Google kills Android One, its ill-conceived program to bring the 'next billion' people to Android. With all companies but one leaving Android One, Google cannot even compel Nokia to deliver on its promised 'two years of guaranteed Android updates' to the Nokia 9 PureView.
Four new Xiaomi Redmi Note smartphones discovered in MIUI code
Four unreleased Redmi Note smartphones have appeared in MIUI code. Many feature Samsung's ISOCELL HM2, a 108 MP camera found in the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus. Some have MediaTek SoCs though, while others have Snapdragon ones.
Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on a 4 nm node with 20% CPU improvements, 30% greater power efficiency and 30% higher GPU performance than the Snapdragon 888
Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, its first flagship SoC since re-branding its Snapdragon portfolio. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 should offer improvements all round over the Snapdragon 888, including an 'always-on camera'.
Sonos Sub Mini: Compact subwoofer turns up in the Sonos app ahead of its unveiling
Sonos has leaked that it will be announcing a new subwoofer soon. The new subwoofer is not a Gen 4 model though, which would be a successor to the current Sonos Sub.
Rockstar issues an 18 GB patch to fix the most egregious issues in Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition for GTA III, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas
Rockstar is looking to make amends with the dreadful Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition. Patch 1.03 makes over 100 changes across the three games, with Rockstar sending out an 18 GB update to GTA III, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas.
Reports of MacBook Pro 16 charging issues emerge using Apple's new MagSafe 3 cable
According to reports, Apple's new MagSafe 3 power connector can fail to charge the MacBook Pro 16 when the machine is switched off. Seemingly, the issue does not hinder the MacBook Pro 14, which also supports MagSafe 3.
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge to launch in India soon with 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and 120 W wired charging
The Redmi Note 11T 5G has just arrived in India, but the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge may not be far behind. The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge is the Indian version of the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus, which Xiaomi will limit to one memory configuration and two colours.
Razer Blade Stealth 13: Compact gaming laptop down to US$1,499.99 with an OLED or 120 Hz IPS display
The Razer Blade Stealth 13 has received up to a 25% discount, bringing its price down to US$1,499.99. The discount applies to OLED and IPS models, which both feature the Intel Core i7-1165G7 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q.
The Fitbit Luxe and Fitbit Sense are available at between 33% and 37% discounts
The Fitbit Luxe and Fitbit Sense sit at different price points, but they have both received significant discounts. Broadly, the pair have the same feature set, but the Fitbit Sense delivers a more premium experience overall, even if Fitbit ties many features to its Fitbit Premium subscription service.
Xiaomi 12 and Redmi K50 series to launch with MIUI 13 and Android 11
According to findings within MIUI code, the Xiaomi 12 and Redmi K50 series will be the first devices to launch with MIUI 13. Both are expected to arrive soon, but the Xiaomi 12 and Redmi K50 series will feature MIUI 13 based on Android 11, not the newer Android 12 variant.
Xiaomi to mass-produce up to 300,000 EVs a year in Beijing's E-Town
According to reports, Xiaomi has chosen Beijing E-Town as the location for its EV plant and headquarters. The company will join Daimler AG and Chrysler in the technological development zone, among other major companies.
UpSwitch Orion: Accessory transforms the Nintendo Switch into an 11.6-inch gaming handheld
Nintendo is yet to release a Switch XL, as it did with the DS family. However, the UpSwitch Orion serves as an unofficial alternative, with its 11.6-inch display and built-in speakers effectively creating a gigantic Switch console.
AYN Odin to begin shipping in January 2022; orders still open through Indiegogo InDemand
AYN Technologies has postponed the release of the AYN Odin by a month, an Android-based handheld games console. The Odin is available in three configurations and supports an optional Super Dock.
Xbox Series S: Microsoft's budget console outsells the Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and the Nintendo Switch during Black Friday promotions
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X availability may still be poor globally, but Microsoft has produced an abundance of Xbox Series S consoles. As a result, the budget and compact console has outsold all its contemporaries, including the Nintendo Switch.
Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus to showcase the 50 MP ISOCELL GN5 camera as camera configurations leak
According to reports, Samsung is set to debut the ISOCELL GN5 in the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus. The pair will also receive an upgraded telephoto camera compared to the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus, but it is not camera upgrades all round for Samsung's next flagship smartphones.
Sony headphones to lose Google Assistant support on iOS from next week
Sony has announced that its headphones will lose Google Assistant support on iOS from early December. The change will affect all Sony headphones, although Google is discontinuing the service, not Sony itself.
Huawei tipped to release a cheap clamshell foldable smartphone next month; mass production already started
Reportedly, Huawei is preparing to announce a new foldable smartphone next month in China. Due to launch alongside the Watch D, the foldable will have a clamshell form factor like the Galaxy Z Flip3. Huawei's alternative should undercut Samsung's flagship on price, though.
Huawei Watch GT 3 receives new features and bug fixes with its first update
Huawei has brought new features to the Watch GT 3, one of its latest smartwatches. Version 22.214.171.124 also addresses a few bugs and is rolling out globally through the Huawei Health app.
BP Doctor MED: World's first medical-grade blood pressure smartwatch launches before the Huawei Watch D
YHE has unveiled the BP Doctor MED, its successor to last year's BP Doctor. The BP Doctor MED has a larger display than its predecessor and has received multiple certifications as a medical-grade device.
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold successor to launch in 2022
Rumour has it that there is life in the Mix Fold series, having released the Mi Mix Fold in April. Reputedly, Xiaomi is developing a new model for next year, which would be its second foldable smartphone.
Huawei Watch D launching in December with precise blood pressure monitoring capabilities
Rumour has it that Huawei has scheduled a substantial hardware event in December. The Watch D is thought to be Huawei's first smartwatch that can monitor your blood pressure, a feature that is becoming more popular among smartwatch manufacturers, like Samsung.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6: High-end laptop receives a 'doorbuster' discount of 54% with nearly US$1,950 in savings
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 has received a substantial reduction as part of a promotional campaign. The 14-inch laptop has been reduced from over US$3,600 to US$1,660, a saving of almost US$1,950.
Radical Sony PlayStation 5 Pro redesign appears with the PS5 Slim in fantastical concept video
Sony is not expected to bring a PS5 Slim or PlayStation 5 Pro to market any time soon, with the current versions of the console little over a year old. Nonetheless, LetsGoDigital and ConceptCreator have imagined how a slimmer version would look, along with a presumed Pro model.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB to be more than an RTX 2060 with double the VRAM
According to reports, the GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB will offer more than double the VRAM of the RTX 2060. Instead, the 12 GB card will match the RTX 2060 SUPER in many areas, including CUDA cores.
Apple starts selling in Turkey again having ramped up prices
The value of the Turkish Lira continues to slide, but Apple has resumed selling AirPods, iPads, iPhones, Macs and Watch Series smartwatches in Turkey. Unsurprisingly, Apple has increased prices across the board, with many now costing over 23% more than they did previously.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ with Intel Tiger Lake processors reduced to US$699.99 with a Type Cover thrown in
The Surface Pro 7+ could make an excellent Black Friday purchase for those after a powerful and portable laptop. The machine has a 3:2 aspect ratio, Intel Tiger Lake processors and can be purchased for US$699.99 with a Type Cover included, or US$799.99 if you want a Core i5 model.
ZTE unveils the Axon 30 Ultra Space Edition with 18 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage for ~US$1,095
The Axon 30 Ultra Space Edition is here, and ZTE has only added 2 GB more RAM than the most expensive Axon 30 Ultra. Nonetheless, ZTE has priced the Space Edition at CNY 6,998 (~US$1,095), although it may be a Chinese-exclusive.
Samsung unveils the Galaxy A03, an affordable smartphone with an octa-core processor, a 48 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery
Samsung has introduced the Galaxy A03, a new budget smartphone that succeeds the Galaxy A02. The Galaxy A03 has an octa-core SoC, a 6.5-inch display and a 48 MP primary camera. The Galaxy A03 will be available in three colours and three memory options.
Xiaomi certifies a new budget Redmi smartphone running Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 with a 50 MP camera
A new and affordable Redmi smartphone has appeared at Camera FV-5, the FCC and the TUV. The device, which has the model number 2201117TG, has a 50 MP primary camera and an SD card slot, among other features.
GoPro Hero 10 Black: Action camera is currently available for US$399.98 with a GoPro subscription or for US$449.99 with a battery and case bundle
The Hero 10 Black may have had its issues at launch, but it remains the best action camera that GoPro sells. Black Friday promotions have cut its price to US$399.98 with a year's GoPro subscription thrown in, or US$449.99 as part of a large bundle.
DJI Mavic Mini: Fly More Combo is now orderable for US$298.99
The price of the DJI Mavic Fly More Combo has dropped by 40% during Black Friday. The Fly More Combo is now purchasable for US$298.99, less than the cost of the Mavic Mini itself.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra falls to US$899.99 in a 25% saving as Galaxy Z Flip3 receives a US$150 reduction
The Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Flip3 are both available for under US$900 currently, with the Galaxy Z Flip3 having been reduced to US$849.99. The pair can be purchased at these prices in multiple colours.
Xiaomi Watch S: New smartwatch discovered at regulatory bodies
It seems that Xiaomi is gearing to announce another new smartwatch. The Xiaomi Watch S should receive a global release too, unlike some recent smartwatches and fitness trackers produced by the company.
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (2020) receives over a 45% price cut across RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q and RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q models
The price of the Razer Blade Advanced (2020) has been slashed this Black Friday, with the gaming laptop now available from just US$1,399.99. An RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q configuration can be ordered for US$1,599.99. Both have 300 Hz displays, among other powerful components.
Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro marketing renders leak ahead of December 1 release
A major Chinese retailer has published listings for the Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro, several days before their official announcement. Broadly, the pair are identical, but the Honor 60 Pro has better optics than the Honor 60, along with a larger battery.
Xiaomi POCO X4, POCO X4 NFC, POCO X4 GT and POCO X4 Pro release windows and locations revealed
According to reports, Xiaomi has no plans to release the POCO X4 GT in India, which also applies to the POCO X4 NFC. The POCO X4 will be joined in India by the POCO X4 Pro though, which will receive a global release too.
Honor 60: Leaked specifications point to a refreshed Honor 50 with a Snapdragon 778G Plus SoC
@RODENT950 has leaked numerous Honor 60 specifications, confirming the device to be little more than a Honor 50 with a slightly faster SoC. The Honor 60, Honor 60 SE and Honor 60 Pro will launch on December 1 in China.
Oppo Find X4 Pro specifications leak with 80 W charging, dual 50 MP cameras and a 2K display
According to reports, the Oppo Find X4 Pro is set to miss out on a periscope camera. Instead, the flagship will feature dual 50 MP cameras and a third camera that supports 2x optical zoom. The Find X4 Pro is tipped to receive a 6.7-inch, 120 Hz and 2K display, too.
Oppo Reno7 SE unveiled as a budget alternative to the Reno7 and Reno7 Pro
The Reno7 SE may be cheaper than the Reno7, but it has the same display as its more expensive sibling. The Reno7 SE has a Dimensity 900 SoC too, along with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Oppo Reno7 Pro revealed with a Dimensity 1200 SoC and the new Sony IMX709 camera
Oppo has launched the Reno7 Pro, a higher-end alternative to the Reno7. The Reno7 Pro has a larger display, a more powerful chipset and a superior primary camera. It is also the first smartphone to arrive with Sony's new IMX709 camera and Oppo's cat's eye lens.
Oppo Reno7 launched with a 64 MP camera and a Snapdragon 778G for under ~US$450
Oppo has revealed the Reno7, a Snapdragon 778G-powered smartphone with a 4,500 mAh battery. The device also has four cameras, a large and 90 Hz display, along with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The Reno7 starts at CNY 2,699 (~US$422).
RedMagic 7 leaks on the Bluetooth SIG with Bluetooth 5.2 and 5G connectivity
A Bluetooth SIG listing has confirmed that Nubia is preparing to release a successor to the RedMagic 6S Pro. Unsurprisingly, the RedMagic 7 will support Bluetooth 5.2 and 5G connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 down to US$1,499.99 with Galaxy Buds2 earbuds included in Black Friday sales
Amazon US and Samsung US are offering significant amounts off the Galaxy Z Fold3 during Black Friday. Both retailers include a pair of Galaxy Buds2 in their deals too, which normally retail for US$119.99.
Xiaomi Redmi 10A, Redmi 10C and POCO C4 specifications leak for early 2022 smartphones
According to reports, Xiaomi plans to release three new mid-range smartphones in early 2022, the Redmi 10A, Redmi 10C and the POCO C4. The trio should have 50 MP cameras and MediaTek SoCs, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 4G launched as a cheaper and smaller alternative to the Redmi Note 11
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 11 4G, a handset that starts at CNY 999 (~US$156). The Redmi Note 11's cheaper alternative is also slightly smaller with a 6.5-inch display. The Redmi Note 11 4G retains many of its sibling's features though, including a 90 Hz refresh rate, a 50 MP camera and a 5,000 mAh battery.
POCO X4 and POCO X4 NFC to debut soon as Indian and global variants
Successors to the POCO X3 and POCO X3 NFC have surfaced online. The POCO X4 will be an Indian model again, like the POCO X3. Similarly, the POCO X4 NFC will serve as Xiaomi's global model.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 falls as low as US$179.99 in Black Friday sales with at least US$50 savings across the board
The Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic may be Samsung's latest smartwatches, but they are both available at discounts during Black Friday. Most models have received a US$50 discount, but additional reductions are possible.
Leaker clarifies Samsung's minor camera changes between the Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Galaxy S22 Ultra
A well-known leaker has cleared up what camera sensors Samsung will include in the Galaxy S22 Ultra. For some reason, Samsung only seeks to equip the Galaxy S21 Ultra successor with new telephoto cameras; the 108 MP and 12 MP ultra-wide-angle cameras from this year's model will remain.
AMD Radeon RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT specifications leak as release window is revealed
VideoCardz has detailed what specifications to expect from the Radeon RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT, two upcoming entry-level graphics cards. The website has revealed a release window for the pair, too.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPU prices to increase by 10%, reference and custom cards will be affected
The Radeon RX 6000 series may continue to sell for well above MSRP, but AMD is pushing their prices even further. Reportedly, AMD is to push higher TSMC wafer costs onto AIBs, with 10% price increases felt across all Radeon RX 6000 GPUs.
Game Boy Advance: Raspberry Pi used to bring PlayStation games to the classic Nintendo handheld
A developer has brought PlayStation games to the Game Boy Advance via a Raspberry Pi 3 and RetroPie. The mod can be built at home without changing your Game Boy Advance, too.
LG 34CN650N: 34-inch thin-client presented with passive cooling
LG has released the 34CN650N, a thin-client with a 34-inch monitor. The LG 34CN650N is passively cooled and has a 1080p panel, among other features.
Honor 60 Pro to launch with a 108 MP camera and a quad-curved display
Honor has confirmed that its next flagship smartphone will feature some impressive hardware. The company's new teaser shows that the Honor 60 Pro will have a 108 MP primary camera, a stylish back panel and a quad-curved display.
Apple stops all sales in Turkey after the collapse of the Turkish Lira
The sharp devaluation of the Turkish Lira and high inflation in the country has resulted in Apple pulling all sales from its Turkish website. The company has not confirmed when it will begin selling in Turkey again, either.
Google Pixel 6a: Google Camera app reveals a blend of Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 cameras with a Google Tensor SoC
Contrary to previous reports, the Pixel 6a will not feature a Snapdragon 778G or the ISOCELL GN1 from the Pixel 6 series. Instead, the Google Camera app has confirmed that Pixel 6a, 'bluejay' will launch with a mixture of Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 cameras, along with the Google Tensor SoC.
Xiaomi Redmi 10 2022 appears again at regulatory bodies as leaker details camera hardware in upcoming budget smartphone
Xiaomi is edging nearer to releasing the Redmi 10 2022, a re-hash of the Redmi 10. The budget smartphone has appeared at even more regulatory bodies, including the EEC. Additionally, a leaker has revealed what to expect from the Redmi 10 2022's cameras.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus to launch globally soon, likely in Europe first
According to reports, Xiaomi is preparing to announce the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus globally. The pair offer broadly the same hardware, but with a larger battery in the case of the Redmi Note 11 Pro and 120 W charging with the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus.
The Dronut X1 is a drone without any visible propellers
The Dronut X1 offers a unique take on the compact drone, popularised by the likes of DJI. The drone has a 4K camera, a LIDAR scanner, a 1 km range and no external propellers. It is also exceptionally expensive.
Hyundai reimagines its classic 1980s Grandeur with a Heritage Series EV resto-mod
Hyundai has reimagined the Grandeur, a car that it released in 1986. The car has undergone an EV restoration and has been available to view at two motor studios in South Korea.
Leaker details the differences between the Oppo Reno7 and Reno7 Pro in extensive leak
Detailed specification sheets for the Reno7 and Reno7 Pro have leaked, not long after leakers revealed numerous details about the Reno7 SE. The trio will arrive on November 25 but only in China for the time being.
Oppo to debut Sony IMX709 camera and 'breakthrough' cat's eye lens with the Reno7 and Reno7 Pro
Oppo is introducing a unique 'cat's eye' camera lens with the Reno7 series. Available in the Reno7 and Reno7 Pro, the lens will work in conjunction with the Sony IMX709 and an RGBW pixel structure. The Reno7 and Reno7 Pro will be the first smartphones with Sony's 32 MP camera, too.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series, Galaxy Watch5, Buds Pro2, and Buds Live2 tipped to launch next year in 2022 roadmap leak
According a leaked roadmap, Samsung hopes to shift upwards of 33.6 million tablets next year, along with 19 million smartwatches. The roadmap indicates that Samsung is confident of selling plenty of Buds Live2 and Buds Pro2 earbuds, too.
Apple Watch SE receives US$60 discount as part of Black Friday sales
Multiple retailers have reduced the price of the entry-level Apple Watch SE. The 40 mm smartwatch is now available at US$60 less than its retail price, albeit only with GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series prices remain stubbornly high a year on
We may be a year on from the arrival of AMD and NVIDIA's latest desktop graphics cards, but their prices are still nowhere near MSRP. As research shows, the price of a GeForce RTX 30 or a Radeon RX 6000 series card will set you back roughly 1.9x more than NVIDIA and AMD state they should cost.
Honor 60 Pro: Sparkling design and camera configuration confirmed by teaser image
Honor has revealed the design and camera configuration of the Honor 60 Pro. The eye-catching smartphone will arrive with three rear-facing cameras, along with what could be a quad-curved display and an under-panel camera.
The Xiaomi 12 to miss out on a periscope or telephoto camera as leaker reveals more camera details
According to reports, Xiaomi will not equip its next flagship smartphone with a periscope or telephoto camera. Instead, the Xiaomi 12 is tipped to arrive with a 50 MP primary camera, along with ultra-wide-angle and macro sensors.
Vivo Watch 2 marketing render leaks, confirming a conventional design
A reliable leaker has published a marketing render of the Vivo Watch 2, a successor to last year's model. The Vivo Watch 2 is thought to arrive as a 42 mm watch with an OLED display, a 515 mAh battery, and an LTE modem.
Seiko WristMac: Macintosh-compatible wristwatch that helped send the first email from space goes up for auction 33 years after its release
A rare example of early wearable technology is available to purchase on auction website ComicConnect. The WristMac debuted in 1988 and could communicate with the Mac Plus, Mac SE or the Mac II. It was also instrumental in sending the inaugural email from space aboard the Atlantic Space Shuttle.
Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 8 Gen1 name amid portfolio re-brand: launch date for new flagship SoC detailed
Qualcomm has announced a re-brand of its Snapdragon portfolio, effective the Snapdragon 8 Gen1. Other changes are afoot too, such as dropping Qualcomm and 5G from product names. Qualcomm has confirmed that the date when it will debut the Snapdragon 8 Gen1, too.
Oppo Reno7: Novel notification light teased as retailer reveals specifications about multiple models
Oppo will unveil the Reno7 series later this week in China, with MediaTek Dimensity and Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, depending on the model. Ahead of November 25, Oppo has revealed a unique feature of the Reno7 series, while JD.com has already listed the Reno7 and Reno7 Pro on JD.com.
USPTO awards Sony the patent for PS5 faceplates following Dbrand altercation
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has approved Sony's patent for PS5 faceplates. The patent became active almost a year after Sony filed it, which allowed Dbrand to produce the original Darkplates in the interim.
AMD Radeon RX 6300M and RX 6500M to feature Navi 24 GPUs in a battle for budget market share against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti
AMD has added support for the Radeon RX 6300M and RX 6500M in its latest Radeon GPU driver. The drive update contains references to the Radeon PRO W6300M and Radeon PRO W6500M too, all based on the entry-level Navi 24 GPU.
Samsung comments on Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy Buds2 causing ear infections for some people
Samsung has issued a statement about the Galaxy Buds Pro and evidence that the earbuds can cause ear infections for some people. The statement will be no solace for those affected, so perhaps consider other earbuds for the time being if you have sensitive ears.
JMGO U2: 4K DLP laser projector that can create 100-inch images to ship from next month
The JMGO U2 is a 4K DLP projector that can project at up to 3,600 ANSI Lumens when paired with an ALR screen. JMGO will ship for the U2 from next month for Indiegogo InDemand orders, where it costs US$2,599.
Honor 60: Launch date officially confirmed as company publishes first teaser video
Honor has announced the date for when it will unveil the Honor 60 series. The company has also released its first teaser video that hints at an in-display camera and a special edition model.
OnePlus patents a Tri-Fold Foldable Device with an ultra-wide display
OnePlus has patented a foldable smartphone with three displays that all link together. The Tri-Fold Foldable Device could relate to the 'Flex In & Out', which Samsung Display exhibited earlier this year.
Hubsan Ace Pro+: New drone to compete against the DJI Air 2S with a 1-inch CMOS sensor
Hubsan has announced the Ace Pro+, a 560g drone that can deliver up to 37 minute flight times. The Hubsan Ace Pro+ also has a 1-inch CMOS sensor and a 10 km range, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: Leaker points to Galaxy Unpacked and release dates for 'limited quantity' flagship tablet
According to reports, Samsung has settled on when it will announce the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, one of three Galaxy Tab S8 series tablets. However, the large tablet could be hard to come by when it arrives because of the low yields of its 14.6-inch display.
Render shows how the Pixel 6a will slot into Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro lineup
@OnLeaks has compared the Pixel 6a with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in a new render. The leaker has shown that the Pixel 6a will be Google's smaller alternative to the Pixel 6 series, with the mid-range smartphone slightly larger than the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5.
ONEXPLAYER mini: More details about upcoming mini gaming handheld leak
More details about the ONEXPLAYER mini have leaked, a 7-inch gaming handheld. The ONEXPLAYER mini is expected to launch with a high-end Tiger Lake processor, perhaps even the Core i7-1195G7. The ONEXPLAYER mini will be much smaller than the Steam Deck and will be on par with the AYA NEO.
Google Pixel 6 down to US$499 in Black Friday sales
The Pixel 6 is already available for US$100 lower than its retail price, one month after its launch. The saving applies to all configurations and colours, including all 256 GB models.
OnePlus 10 Pro dummy unit reveals the scale of the next OnePlus flagship
A dummy unit of the OnePlus 10 Pro has leaked, a minimum of two months before the device's expected launch. The dummy unit showcases how large the OnePlus 10 Pro actually is, and its gigantic rear camera housing. The OnePlus 10 should join the OnePlus 10 Pro globally in late Q1 2022 or early Q2 2022.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE leaks in hands-on photos ahead of January unveiling
The upcoming Galaxy S21 FE has leaked, this time in several hands-on photos. The fan edition smartphone has a plastic back and should launch with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Xiaomi MIX 5 and MIX 5 Pro to launch seven months after the MIX 4 as Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra successors
Xiaomi is preparing to release two new MIX series smartphones, the MIX 5 and MIX 5 Pro. The devices will succeed the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra as Xiaomi's premier flagship smartphones.
Google confirms Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro wired charging wattages
Google recommends charging the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with its 30 W USB Type-C charger, a separate purchase on top of its new smartphones. However, the company has now confirmed that neither device ever reaches the charger's limits and only recharge as fast as they do wirelessly.
Honor MagicBook V 14 arrives in Europe as the View 14 with a 3:2 display and a complimentary Honor 50 smartphone
Honor has brought the MagicBook V 14 to Europe as the MagicBook View 14. The Core i7-11390H-powered laptop has a 90 Hz display, 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM. The MagicBook View 14 costs €1,499.90 and comes with a free Honor 50 smartphone.
Moto G200 hits AnTuTu leaderboard with a high score disguised as the Moto Edge 30S
The Moto G200 has achieved an impressive AnTuTu score, having been tested as the Moto Edge 30S, its Chinese sibling. Motorola's latest budget flagship scored nearly 860,000 points, despite only costing €449.99 in Europe.
Xiaomi allegedly sets Xiaomi 12 release date for the middle of next month
Reportedly, Xiaomi has set a date for releasing the Xiaomi 12, its next flagship smartphone. The device is expected to arrive with Qualcomm's next-generation SoC, a 50 MP camera and a high refresh rate display.
Denon launches its first true wireless earbuds with the AH-C630W and AH-C830NCW
Denon has announced the AH-C630W and AH-C830NCW, two pairs of true wireless earbuds. One has active noise cancellation and the other does not, which explains their US$60 price difference.
Beelink GTR5: Mini-PC launches with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX from US$619
Beelink has revealed the GTR5, a Ryzen 9 5900HX-based mini-PC. The company sells the GTR5 with up to 64 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD, but all memory components are replaceable. The GTR5 starts at US$619 as a barebones system.
Apple iMac Pro to come with a 20-core M1 Max Duo SoC that combines two M1 Max dies
According to a report, Apple is set to launch the next-generation 27-inch iMac Pro with the M1 Max Duo, an SoC that features 20 CPU and 64 GPU cores with up to 128 GB of RAM. Apparently, Apple will achieve this by combining two M1 Max dies onto a single chip.
The ONEXPLAYER is now available with AMD Ryzen 7 4800U or Ryzen 7 5700U APUs
One-netbook has made the AMD versions of the ONEXPLAYER available to order. The ONEXPLAYER can now be configured with either a Ryzen 7 4800U or Ryzen 7 5700U. The difference between the Ryzen 7 5700U and Core i7-1165G7 model can be minimal in some games, though.
Apple Watch Series 8 CAD-based render leaks showing few changes from this year's smartwatch
The Apple Watch Series 8 could look an awful lot like its predecessors, if a CAD-based render is correct. Allegedly, Apple is only planning on making one visible change for its next-generation smartwatch, with no flat design to be seen.
Xiaomi 12X to be Xiaomi's 'Mini' smartphone for those who want a flagship with a smaller display
The Xiaomi 12X has leaked, bringing together several rumours about Xiaomi releasing a 'Mini' smartphone under the Xiaomi 12 series. The Xiaomi 12X will arrive globally and in China, but it will not reach India. The Xiaomi 12X has a smaller display than the Mi 11X, but it retains its predecessor's Snapdragon 870 SoC.
Intel Alder Lake-M processor shows up in benchmark database with 10 cores and a 68 W PL4 TDP
It seems that new Intel Core M processors are on the horizon based on its Alder Lake architecture. The upcoming Alder Lake-M processors have a 9 W TDP but also 10 cores to play with. Undoubtedly, Intel's 'ultra mobile' processors will consume more than 9 W under load with that many cores.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Space Edition: Special edition smartphone teased with a stonking amount of memory
ZTE will soon announce the Axon 30 Ultra Space Edition, building on the already impressive Axon 30 Ultra. The upcoming Space Edition retains the Snapdragon 888 of the regular model, but ZTE has included even more memory.
Moto G Power 2022: Motorola announces another mid-range smartphone with a 5,000 mAh battery and a 50 MP camera
Motorola has unveiled the Moto G Power 2022, a mid-range smartphone with a 5,000 mAh battery and a 50 MP camera like the Moto G31, Moto G51 and Moto G71. The Moto G Power 2022 is affordable too at US$199.99.
Apple releases iOS 15.1.1 to select iPhones globally
Apple has released a small update for iOS 15, building on iOS 15.1 that it issued last month. iOS 15.1.1 fixes a specific bug, but only for recent iPhones. iOS 15.1.1 likely arrives a week or two before iOS 15.2 debuts.
Leaker details why the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will have a notch
A high profile leaker claims with '100% certainty' that the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra has a notch, as per leaked renders. Supposedly, the notch will include two cameras that can shoot ultra-wide videos and in 4K at 60 FPS.
Google shaves US$50 off the Pixel 5a during its Black Friday deals
Google has reduced the price of the Pixel 5a this Black Friday to boost the popularity of its mid-range handset. The Pixel 5a shares plenty of its hardware with the Pixel 5, but with a 60 Hz display, a larger battery and a metal build.
The second-generation Google Pixel Stand is now orderable in multiple markets
Google has finally starting accepting pre-orders for the new Pixel Stand. The Google Pixel Stand (2nd gen) costs US$79, £69 or €79 in the US, UK and the Eurozone, respectively. The wireless charging stand works best with the Pixel 6 series, but it supports other smartphones too.
The Motorola Moto G31 is a cheap smartphone with a 50 MP camera, an OLED display and a 5,000 mAh battery
The Moto G31 is Motorola's budget entry in the Moto Gx1 series. The device features a 6.4-inch display, a large battery, four cameras and will be available in two colours across multiple markets.
Motorola Moto G41 launched with an OLED display, OIS and a 5,000 mAh camera for €249.99
The Moto G41 is one of many smartphones Motorola has launched today, including the Moto G200, Moto G71 and the Moto G51. The Moto G41 offers an OLED display, a 48 MP camera with OIS and a 5,000 mAh battery for €249.99.
Motorola reveals the Moto G51 globally with impressive specifications for its budget price
Motorola has announced the Moto G51 globally, having launched the device last month in China. The Moto G51 will be available in two colours, with a 5,000 mAh battery, a Snapdragon 480 Plus SoC and a 120 Hz display. Motorola will start selling the Moto G51 in Europe first for €229.99.
The Motorola Moto G71 is the first smartphone with a Snapdragon 695 SoC
Motorola has unveiled the Moto G71, the first smartphone with a Snapdragon 695 SoC. The device also has a 50 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery, with an OLED display to boot. The Moto G71 will be available in multiple markets, starting with Europe, for €299.99.
Motorola Moto G200 announced with flagship hardware at a mid-range price tag
Motorola has revealed the Moto G200, a large smartphone with plenty of flagship hardware. Motorola has included a Snapdragon 888 Plus, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage and a 144 Hz display, all for €450. The Moto G200 has a 5,000 mAh battery and a 108 MP primary camera, too.
Moto Edge X leaks on the TENAA, confirming the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra's design and specifications
The Moto Edge X has appeared on the TENAA, detailing the device's design and specifications. The listing also confirms the same aspects about the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, the rumoured global version of the Moto Edge X.
Motorola Moto Edge S30 to come with a Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC, a 120 Hz display and a 10x optical zoom camera
The TENAA has revealed the Moto Edge S30, likely Motorola's Chinese version of the upcoming Moto G200. The Moto Edge S30 features a large battery, a flagship SoC and a high refresh rate display, among other compelling hardware.
Huawei MateBook E: Surface Pro 8 competitor presented with a 2.5K OLED display and Intel Tiger Lake processors
Huawei has lifted the lid on the MateBook E, a 2-in-1 with a 2.5K OLED display. The device comes in three configurations, has a Thunderbolt 4 port and will be available in two colours.
Self Service Repair: Apple to start selling replacement parts for iPhones and Macs
To people's surprise, Apple has announced a self-repair service for people to repair their iPhones and Macs at home. The company will provide spare parts, tools and repair manuals, representing a considerable u-turn on its previous policies.
First next-generation Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip details emerge
According to reports, Samsung is already prototyping the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4, its next-generation foldable smartphones. Big changes could be afoot for both devices, such as a built-in S Pen for the Galaxy Z Fold and an under-panel camera in next year's Galaxy Z Flip.
Samsung confirms One UI 4 upgrades for 45 devices in India
Samsung has outlined which devices it plans to upgrade to One UI 4 and Android 12 in India. The upgrade plan runs from November 2021 to August 2022 and includes 45 devices. Only the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Z Flip3 and Galaxy Z Fold3 will see the OS upgrade before the start of 2022, though.
HaxMini: Mini-PC arrives on Kickstarter for between US$499 and US$899
The HaxMini is now available to order on Kickstarter. The machine features an Intel Core i5-8305G processor and comes in two configurations, starting at US$499. HaxMini expects to ship its eponymous mini-PC in February 2022.
Google has fixed the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's fingerprint sensor issues with a surprising update
Typically, Google releases one update per month to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. However, this month it has released two, with the second containing no changelog. Strangely, Google left it to Verizon to confirm what changes SD1A.210817.037 makes, which is available to both devices globally.
The OnePlus 10 Pro to launch in China up to two months before its global release
The OnePlus 10 Pro is expected to arrive earlier in the year than previous OnePlus smartphones, but not globally. Instead, OnePlus will mimic Xiaomi's approach of releasing a smartphone in China first before bringing it to market a few months later globally.
Motorola Moto G200 renders and specifications leak of industrial-looking smartphone
TechnikNews has leaked renders and specifications of the Moto G200, one of many smartphones that Motorola is bringing to market soon. The Moto G200 contains plenty of flagship hardware, but it may be billed as a mid-range smartphone.
Moto Watch 100: Motorola takes a step towards abandoning Wear OS with a new smartwatch that runs a proprietary OS
Motorola has announced the Moto Watch 100, a 42 mm smartwatch with up to 14 days of battery life. The Moto Watch 100 is available to order for US$99.99 and is packed full of features, but not Wear OS.
Microsoft is no longer bringing x64 emulation to Windows 10 on ARM
Microsoft has confirmed that you must use Windows 11 for x64 emulation on ARM chipsets. For some reason, the company has decided to drop Windows 10 on ARM, which has supported x64 emulation for nearly a year.
Multiple NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SKUs with 12 GB of VRAM registered ahead of December 7 anticipated release
NVIDIA is expected to announce an RTX 2060 with 12 GB of VRAM soon, with a view to easing pressure on the desktop graphics card market. Now, Gigabyte has registered several RTX 2060 12 GB SKUs with the EEC, signalling that it intends to release the refreshed Turing architecture card.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: Notched flagship tablet leaks on Geekbench with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 and 8 GB of RAM
Samsung's next flagship tablet has appeared on Geekbench as the SM-X906N. The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC and 8 GB of RAM, along with a rumoured 14.6-inch AMOLED display running at 120 Hz.
New Xiaomi smartphone to launch globally soon with an 'aggressive' camera setup, 67 W charging and a Snapdragon 870
According to reports, Xiaomi is planning on releasing a new smartphone with 'aggressive cameras soon. The device will be available globally, including India, with a Snapdragon 870 and 67 W charging. Potentially, the device could be the L3A, which has made its way through the TENAA in China.
Google upgrades Pixel 6 series Bose headphones offer because of stock issues
Reportedly, Google is upgrading its Pixel 6 series pre-order offer. Initially, the company offered a pair of Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, but stock issues have forced it to send out the newer Bose QuietComfort 45, instead. The company has included a Google Store voucher, too.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro renders show potential redesign with a punch-hole display
A concept designer has visualised what the iPhone 14 Pro could look like, based on recent rumours and leaks. Apple is expected to drop the notch next year in favour of a punch-hole design, which the company introduced with the iPhone X.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra and Xiaomi 12 Ultra Enhanced specifications revealed in MIUI code, but it is bad news for people outside China
The Xiaomi 12 Ultra and Xiaomi 12 Ultra Enhanced have been found in MIUI code, the seeming successors of the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. The pair will feature a plethora of high-megapixel cameras and Qualcomm's next-generation flagship SoC, but they could both be China-exclusives.
Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro receive new features via an extensive update
Huawei has started rolling out a new update to the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro globally. This month's update expands message replies to third-party party apps, adds a sleep mode and enables a switch for cycling between paired headphones and speakers.
MSI Pro DP20Z: AMD Ryzen 5000 mini-PCs are now orderable globally
MSI has started selling the Pro DP20Z series, mini-PCs with Ryzen 5000 APUs. The Pro DP20Z can be purchased with up to a Ryzen 7 5700G, which MSI has packed within a 2.6-litre case.
Xiaomi Soundbar 3.1ch: 430 W soundbar announced with a wireless subwoofer, NFC, Dolby Audio and DTS Virtual:X support
Xiaomi has announced a new soundbar, the Xiaomi Soundbar 3.1ch. The soundbar offers Dolby Audio and DTS Virtual:X sound, has a wireless subwoofer and can deliver up to 430 W of output power, among other features.
The Pixel Fold as we know it may have been cancelled, but there is evidence that Google plans to release a foldable smartphone in 2022
According to a report, Google has shelved plans to release the Pixel Fold, the company's first foldable smartphone. However, Google's own camera app suggests that it has switched development to a new foldable smartphone codenamed 'Pipit', which will arrive in 2022.
KIWI310: New single-board computer launched with an Intel Celeron processor and expandability within a Raspberry Pi form factor
The KIWI310 is a new single-board computer (SBC) built around the Raspberry Pi form factor. The SBC features an x86 processor rather than an ARM one though, and supports 5G connectivity.
Surface Neo prototypes appear in hands-on images and in new Netflix film
The Surface Neo may have never made it to market, but it has made a cameo in Red Notice, a new movie starring Ryan Reynolds, The Rock and Gal Gadot. The cancelled device has also leaked in several hands-on photos showcasing the Surface Neo next to the smaller Surface Duo.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra to feature Leica-tuned cameras as Xiaomi 12 turns up at Chinese retailer
According to reports, Leica will co-engineer Xiaomi's flagship smartphone cameras, starting with the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Incidentally, a major Chinese retailer listed the Xiaomi 12, which is believed to be arriving in just over a month's time.
ONEXPLAYER with AMD Ryzen 7 5700U shows promising performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Forza Horizon 5
A YouTuber has showcased the performance of the ONEXPLAYER with a Ryzen 7 5700U APU. The ONEXPLAYER will also be available with a Ryzen 7 4800U, both with a 1 TB SSD and 16 GB of RAM.
New OnePlus 10 Pro renders confirm Hasselblad partnership as possible release date emerges
The OnePlus 10 Pro is expected to launch in at least two colours, both adorned with Hasselblad branding. The contentious design is tipped to arrive earlier in the year than many OnePlus flagships too, perhaps even before the Samsung Galaxy S22 series.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active 2, Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch 3 receive major updates containing new features
Samsung has not forgotten the Galaxy Watch Active 2 or Galaxy Watch 3, its last smartwatches to launch with Tizen OS. While it has replaced the pair with the Galaxy Watch 4 series, Samsung has issued significant updates to both that introduce new health features and watch faces. The updates have even made their way to the older Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active, too.
Samsung confirms that over 60 devices will receive One UI 4 and Android 12 updates
It seems that only the Galaxy S21 series will move onto One UI 4 and Android 12 this month. For some reason, Samsung will wait until December before upgrading the Galaxy Z series, along with the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series. Some Samsung devices must wait until July 2022 for their One UI 4 and Android 12 updates, though.
Hisense Laser TV Trichroma L9G: 4K ultra-short throw projectors with up to a 120-inch screen and built-in Android TV
Hisense has presented the Trichroma L9G, a set of Laser TVs that support 4K resolutions. The ultra-short throw projectors operate at up to 3,000 Lumens too, and cover 107% of the BT.2020 colour space, among other features.
Samsung starts One UI 4 and Android 12 upgrades with the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and the Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung has started rolling out One UI 4 to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra globally. The OS update, based on Android 12, will eventually be available on older Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series handsets, before making its way to the Galaxy A and Galaxy Tab S series.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T 5G memory configurations and specifications leak ahead of November 30 launch
Redmi India has announced when it will be launching the Redmi Note 11T 5G. Leaked specifications and memory configurations confirm that the device has a Dimensity 810 SoC, a 90 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Huawei patent describes how blood pressure monitoring could work in the Watch D
A patent that Huawei filed last year has shed light on how the Huawei Watch D measures blood pressure. Seemingly, Huawei's approach relies on three sensors, with two measuring your wrist thickness and fat levels, which a smartwatch uses to correct the blood pressure data it receives.
Samsung must be getting tired of all these Galaxy S21 FE leaks as near-complete marketing images appear online
The Galaxy S21 FE may not be due for another two months, but almost all its English marketing assets have leaked. Samsung will launch the Fan Edition in a minimum of four colours, and with the Exynos 2100 or Snapdragon 888, depending on where you live.
Xiaomi amasses over US$3.02 billion in turnover during Singles Day day sales, pipping Apple to top spot
Xiaomi has reported that it turned over CNY 19.3 billion (~US$3.02 billion) during 11.11 day sales, also known as Singles Day in China. The Redmi K40 even outsold the iPhone 13, with Apple generating slightly less turnover than Xiaomi.
The Google Pixelbook line will remain stale with no Pixelbook 2 until 2023 at the earliest
Google has confirmed that it has no plans to release a new Pixelbook this year, let alone next year. In fact, a next-generation Pixelbook, tentatively called the Pixelbook 2, will not arrive before 2023.
Intel Core i7-12700H appears in leaked Aero 5 XE and Omen 17 Geekbench listings with encouraging results
One of Intel's upcoming Alder Lake-P processors has leaked on Geekbench in two listings. The Core i7-12700H features 14 cores, 20 threads and appears to offer significantly better performance than current 45 W laptop processors. Power draw and heat remain a mystery, though.
Leaked Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus listing confirms Snapdragon 898 SoC for the US
A new Geekbench listing has showcased the Galaxy S22 Plus with a Snapdragon 898. The listing confirms that Qualcomm's next high-end SoC will be making its way to the US in Samsung's mid-tier flagship smartphone.
ViewSonic Elite XG271QG: 27-inch, 2.5K and 240 Hz gaming monitor to launch later this month for €1,099
ViewSonic has confirmed the pricing and release date of the Elite XG271QG, its long-awaited 240 Hz gaming monitor. The Elite XG271QG has a 27-inch panel, is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified and runs natively at 2.5K.
Xiaomi 12 tipped to launch with a Samsung ISOCELL GN1 or a Sony IMX700 50 MP camera
According to a new report, the Xiaomi 12 will launch next month with a 50 MP primary camera that also has approximately a 1/1.3-inch optical format. If correct, then it would rule out the Xiaomi 12 from inheriting the ISOCELL GN2 that Xiaomi uses in the Mi 11 Pro and the Mi 11 Ultra.
Playdate shipping date slips until 'early 2022'
Panic has announced that it is unable to fulfil Playdate orders until 'early 2022' at the earliest. Future orders will not ship until 2023 either, with battery issues and CPU shortages cited as a reason for the delay.
The forgotten Pixel 2 XL receives Android 12 port through ProtonAOSP
Google may have forgotten the Pixel 2 XL, but developers have brought Android 12 to the device in the form of ProtonAOSP. The custom ROM will soon be available for the regular Pixel 2, too.
Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra prices proposed with increases across the board from the Galaxy S21 series
Rumour has it that Samsung will increase the price of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra relative to their Galaxy S21 series predecessors. The Galaxy S22 Ultra could come in at US$1,299, albeit with at least 256 GB of storage.
The Xiaomi Redmi Watch 2 Lite is orderable globally for under US$60
The Redmi Watch 2 Lite can be purchased globally, having been unveiled last month. The smartwatch has a 1.55-inch IPS display, a GPS module and a SpO2 sensor, among other features.
The Huawei Watch GT 3 and Watch FIT mini are now purchasable across Europe and the UK with pre-order bonuses
Huawei has started selling the Watch GT 3 and Watch FIT mini on its website. Depending on which smartwatch you choose, the pair can be pre-ordered across Europe and in the UK with a complimentary pair of FreeBuds 4i or the Smart Scale 3.
Google had a smaller Pixel smartphone with a Tensor SoC in development, possibly the Pixel 5
It seems that Google was originally developing the Pixel 5 with its Tensor SoC, rather than the Snapdragon 765G. The device, codenamed 'whitefin', contains an earlier revision of Tensor with different clock speeds than the SoC in the Pixel 6 series, too.
Xiaomi 12 remains on track to launch in December with some upgrades over the MIX 4
Reputedly, Xiaomi remains on target to announce the Xiaomi 12 in December. According to Digital Chat Station, while the Xiaomi 12 is expected to outclass Xiaomi's current premier handset in multiple areas, the MIX 4 will have the edge in others, including an in-display camera.
Moto Edge X and Motorola Edge 30 Ultra renders leak for upcoming next-generation flagship smartphone
Renders of what could be the first Snapdragon 898-powered smartphone have leaked. The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, also known as the Moto Edge X, should debut in January 2022 with four cameras and a 144 Hz display.
Huawei begins EMUI 12 open beta testing in Europe with the Mate 30 Pro, Mate 40 Pro and the P40 series
Huawei has opened its beta programme for EMUI 12 in Europe. Currently, EMUI 12 is available to test on the Mate 30 Pro, Mate 40 Pro, P40, P40 Pro and the P40 Pro Plus. EMUI 12 builds on EMUI 11 and HarmonyOS 2, which Huawei distributes in China.
GTA San Andreas - The Definitive Edition is already available for free; GTA III will be free in December
Microsoft has quietly brought GTA San Andreas - The Definitive Edition to Xbox Game Pass subscribers on the same day as the US$59.99 trilogy goes on sale. While the game is not free on PlayStation, GTA III will be from early next month.
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 incoming with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and DDR5 RAM
A new version of the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 has leaked with next-generation AMD and NVIDIA hardware. The 15.6-inch laptop will be available with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, an octa-core APU with 16 threads. ASUS has also equipped the next ROG Strix Scar 15 with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, an unannounced GPU with 7,424 CUDA cores.
Motorola Moto G Power 2022 to come with a large battery, a high refresh rate display and several cameras
A leak has confirmed Motorola's plans to release a new version of the Moto G Power. The Moto G Power 2022 has a 5,000 mAh battery, a 50 MP primary camera and a USB Type-C port, among other features. The same leak has revealed the device's design, too.
LattePanda 3 Delta announced with an Intel Jasper Lake processor
LattePanda has announced the 3 Delta, another compact single-board computer. The LattePanda 3 Delta relies on an Intel Celeron N5105 processor and contains plenty of I/O for accessories, including an M.2 NVMe SSD.
Vivo Watch 2 teased in Vivo's Smart Health app
Vivo has added the Vivo Watch 2 to its Smart Health app, hinting at its impending release. The upcoming smartwatch has a circular display and smaller bezels than its predecessor, but it may only be available as a 46 mm smartwatch.
NVIDIA announces Jetson AGX Orin with a 12-core CPU and an Ampere-based GPU
NVIDIA has revealed new Jetson AGX devices, both with 12-core CPUs and Ampere-based GPUs. The pair should offer 200 TOPS of AI performance (INT8) and are compatible with previous Jetson devices.
Google has left code in Android 12 to enable face unlock on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro currently only support one biometric authentication method, which has its issues. However, Android 12 code has revealed that Google has been working to bring face unlock to the pair with a feature codenamed 'Tuscany'.
Raspberry Pi 4: All versions of the popular single-board computer are easy to overclock to 1.8 GHz with Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye
Recent Raspberry Pi 4 units have natively supported 1.8 GHz out of the gate. Now, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has brought 1.8 GHz support to all revisions of the Raspberry Pi 4 with the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS.
Apple created a Death Star iPhone to prevent the iPhone 4 from leaking
The iPhone 4 leaked extensively and months before Apple released it. However, the company had hoped that a novel approach would minimise leaks, which involved passing prototypes as cheap fakes.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE lands on Geekbench with an Exynos 2100 chipset and 8 GB of RAM
The Galaxy S21 FE will launch next year with both Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 chipsets. An example of the former has appeared on Geekbench again, along with 8 GB of RAM and Android 12.
Hubsan ACE SE announced for US$429 with a 4K camera and 35 minute flight times
Hubsan has introduced the ACE SE, a drone that will retail for US$429. The ACE SE can live stream videos from 10 km away, should last up to 35 minutes between charges and can record videos in 4K.
Samsung opens One UI 4 beta programme to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
You can now install One UI 4 on the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. However, you must have bought your device in the UK to be eligible to receive beta builds. Likewise, One UI 4 is also available on the Galaxy S20 series in the US.
Xiaomi starts Android 12 beta recruitment for three more flagship smartphones
Xiaomi is seeking more people to test Android 12 on its recent flagship smartphones. Currently, Xiaomi is only looking for those who own the Mi 11, Mi 11i and the Mi 11 Ultra. All devices must be enrolled on MIUI's global branch, too.
Microsoft announces the Surface Laptop SE, the first of many Windows 11 SE laptops pitched to lure schools and students away from Chromebooks
Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Laptop SE and Windows 11 SE, its latest attempts to eat into Google's dominance with students and in classrooms. The Surface Laptop SE, pegged at US$249, will be the first of many laptops running Windows 11 SE.
Samsung Exynos teases fans with the promise that 'everything changes' on November 19
According to Samsung, 'everything changes' on November 19. With a nod to gaming and its Exynos chipsets, it would seem that Samsung is preparing to announce new SoCs next week. The reality could be somewhat more banal though, unfortunately.
The Fitbit Charge receives ECG functionality with an update as Daily Readiness Score rolls out to Fitbit Premium subscribers
Fitbit has started distributing ECG functionality to the Charge 5, an advertised feature since the device's launch in August. The company has enabled its Daily Readiness Score for Fitbit Premium subscribers, too.
TD Tech to relaunch the Huawei Mate 40 Pro to circumvent US sanctions
Huawei is looking to offload another smartphone through TD Tech, which it and Nokia founded over 15 years ago. The TD Tech Mate 40 Pro will arrive with barely any changes from Huawei's original model, suggesting that Huawei is clearing old inventory.
The GPD XP is now orderable globally for under US$350
GPD has started selling the GPD XP online. The Android-based gaming handheld has a 6.81-inch display, a 7,000 mAh battery, modular controllers and is available for under US$350.
Radxa CM3: An SBC that is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 ecosystem
The Radxa CM3 can be used instead of a Raspberry Pi CM4 or with carrier boards that support it. Radxa's compact board has a few advantages over the CM4 too, with greater eMMC bandwidth being one of them.
Google claims the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's slow fingerprint reader recognition is a feature, not a bug
Google has weighed in on the speed of the fingerprint readers in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Apparently, they are slow because they are more secure, with 'enhanced security algorithms' reducing their speed.
One-netbook teases the ONEXPLAYER mini and an ONEXPLAYER with an AMD Ryzen processor
One-netbook has confirmed that it will be bringing an AMD Ryzen version of the ONEXPLAYER to market. Additionally, the company is planning on releasing an ONEXPLAYER mini too with a 7-inch display.
Samsung unveils Galaxy Watch 4 PXG Edition for golf enthusiasts
Samsung has announced another special edition of the Galaxy Watch 4. The new model is the second golf-focussed version that Samsung has unveiled, this time in partnership with Parsons Xtreme Golf. The Galaxy Watch 4 PXG Edition comes pre-installed with 40,000 golf courses and several PXG-exclusive accessories.
OnePlus Nord 2 x PAC-MAN Edition to come with a unique design and plenty of game-related content
OnePlus has lifted the lid on the PAC-MAN Edition of the Nord 2. The handset will launch on November 15 across the EU, India and the UK. The OnePlus Nord 2 x PAC-MAN Edition can be won in a PAC-MAN web-based game or purchased for INR 37,999, €529, and £499.
Haylou RS4: Apple Watch clone launches with an AMOLED display, GPS module and IP68 certification for under US$50
Haylou has announced the RS4, another affordable smartwatch by the company. The RS4 features a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, a GPS module and is IP68 certified. The 45 mm smartwatch should last up to 25 days on a single charge of its battery, too.
PINE64 SOQuartz Compute Module W: US$34.99 system on module launched that can be used as a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 carrier board
PINE64 has started selling the SOQuartz Compute Module W, a device that could be used on its own or as a carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. The system on module starts at US$34.99 and is orderable now with up to 8 GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy A53 renders leak with a revised camera module and a sleek design
Renders of Samsung's next mid-range smartphone have leaked. The Galaxy A53 is expected to launch with a 64 MP primary camera, a flat design and a 120 Hz display.
Xiaomi Laser Cinema 2 launched as the first 4K laser projector with Dolby Vision support
Xiaomi has announced the Xiaomi Laser Cinema 2, an ultra-short-throw projector and the first with 4K/Dolby Vision support. The projector peaks at 2,400 ANSI Lumens too, and can create up to 200-inch images.
Apple publishes a statement about macOS 12 Monterey upgrade issues
Apple believes that it has fixed macOS 12 Monterey for devices with a T2 security chip. The fix will be no good for a machine that bricked when attempting to install macOS 12, though.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus revealed on Geekbench with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 SoC
Samsung is bringing the Snapdragon 898 to more tablets than the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. The Galaxy Tab S8 Plus will launch with Qualcomm's next-generation chipset too, along with at least 8 GB of RAM.
Xiaomi 12 to come with improved charging speeds and a better primary camera than the Mi 11
Xiaomi is expected to launch the Xiaomi 12 next month, likely one of the first smartphones available with the Snapdragon 898. According to reports, the Xiaomi 12 could also improve upon the Mi 11 in two other areas, including its charging capabilities.
Xiaomi reduces the Mi 11 and POCO F3 by over 20% in the UK ahead of Black Friday sales
Xiaomi has cut the prices of the Mi 11 and POCO across its website and Amazon. The pair are now available at between 24% and 27% off, with the POCO F3 costing just £249. The deals are only available in the UK.
The Galaxy S21 FE will be a new year's treat for Samsung fans with an early January 2022 Galaxy Unpacked event planned
Reportedly, Samsung has set the date of its Galaxy Unpacked event for the Galaxy S21 FE. The device will debut five weeks before the Galaxy S22 series, albeit with last-generation hardware.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 could arrive before the end of the month with an ARM Cortex-X2 core and an Adreno 730 GPU
The release of the Snapdragon 898 nears, with the next-generation SoC seemingly due in a few weeks. The Snapdragon 898 could debut in the Xiaomi 12 series, but Qualcomm will showcase the chip first at its next Tech Summit.
Chuwi CoreBook X Pro refresh released with a 144 Hz display
Chuwi has refreshed the CoreBook X Pro, a budget laptop that previously had a 120 Hz display. Now, the CoreBook X Pro contains a 144 Hz panel, but no other upgrades are forthcoming, such as a move away from its three-year-old processor.
Leaker reveals Galaxy Unpacked, pre-order and launch dates for the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra
According to a renowned leaker, Samsung has set the pre-order and launch dates of the Galaxy S22 series. If correct, then an early February announcement for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra seems likely.
It seems that the Google Pixel 6 Pro cannot charge at 30 W after all
According to reports, the Pixel 6 Pro gets nowhere Google's implied 30 W charging speeds. Instead, Google's latest Pixel smartphone barely charges any faster than the Pixel 5 and is much slower than the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Intel Kaby Lake-G with integrated AMD Radeon GPUs resurrected in a new mini-PC
The Hystou F9 has brought back Intel Kaby Lake-G processors. The mini-PC is available in numerous configurations and can drive four external monitors across using DisplayPort and HDMI.
Konami begins killing off eFootball 2022 after delaying any new features until next year
Konami has released version 0.9.1 of eFootball 2022, the first patch for the much-maligned game. While version 0.9.1 introduces numerous fixes, it contains no new features. Konami expected to add features next week with version 1.0.0, but it has delayed the update until spring 2022.
OnePlus starts teasing its next limited edition smartphone
OnePlus is bringing another limited edition product to market, having recently released a Harry Potter-themed smartwatch. The smartphone is likely a Pac-Man branded OnePlus Nord 2, albeit one that may have a Snapdragon 778G SoC instead of the Dimensity 1200 found in the original version.
GPD Pocket 3 raises nearly US$300,000 from backers early in its crowdfunding campaign
GPD has brought the Pocket 3 to crowdfunding website Indiegogo. The mini-laptop is available in two configurations, both featuring an 8-inch IPS display, PCIe M.2 storage and pen input. The Pocket 3 will start shipping in January 2022.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra arrives months ahead of schedule in leaked hands-on photos displaying a blend of Galaxy S and Galaxy Note designs
Hands-on photos of Samsung's next premier smartphone have leaked, confirming that the Galaxy Note series is returning under a different name. Accordingly, the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a built-in S Pen, flat edges and a curved display.
DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine released with sub 900g weights and numerous improvements over the Mavic 2 Pro
The Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine are finally here after numerous leaks. Compared to the Mavic 2 Pro, the drones offer several improvements, including longer flight times and better camera hardware. The Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Pro will be compliant with the EU's incoming drone regulations, too.
Xiaomi announces Loop LiquidCool Technology in a custom MIX 4
Xiaomi has presented Loop LiquidCool Technology, a next-generation cooling solution for flagship smartphones. Apparently, the technology builds on vapour chambers and should provide marked improvements in cooling performance.
Xiaomi certifies a 'true flagship' with the EEC and a Snapdragon 870-based model, possibly the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro
Xiaomi has certified two new smartphones with the EEC, days after comparable models appeared at Chinese regulatory bodies. Only one is expected to be a flagship smartphone in the true sense of the word, with the other utilising the Snapdragon 870 SoC, instead.
Code analysis reveals Google Pixel Fold camera details and prospective launch date
The Google Pixel Fold has leaked again, this time with camera specifications and a possible launch date. Google's first foldable smartphone is expected to debut Android 12L, a version of Android 12 optimised for large-screen devices. Unfortunately, the Pixel Fold may share more details with the Pixel 5 than the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro.
Teardown videos offer a look at the inside of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus
With the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus, Xiaomi has finally brought 120 W wired charging to its mid-range smartphones series. The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus also features a 108 MP camera and a 120 Hz OLED display, which can now be seen in detail thanks to two teardown videos.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ and S8 Ultra to go into mass production with OLED displays in late January
Samsung will introduce three new tablets in a few months, with the company expected to reveal the Galaxy Tab S8, the Galaxy Tab S8+ and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. Apparently, the two top models will feature OLED displays, and they will enter mass production at the end of January 2022.
The first Apple MacBook with an OLED display will not arrive before 2025, but it will have a high peak brightness
After recently unveiling the first MacBook Pros with mini-LED displays, Apple is reportedly already developing next-generation panels. Supposedly, Apple will combine two OLED panels to achieve extreme brightness and durability, but they will not be ready for market under the middle of the decade at the earliest.
New Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra leak points to an improved 108 MP camera mode and less display curvature
The benefits of a 108 MP camera should be even better on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung's next flagship smartphone. A known leaker has outlined that the extent of the device's display curvature, too.
Apple reportedly plans to release an iPad mini 6 Pro with a 120 Hz ProMotion display
According to new rumours, Samsung Display is currently supplying 8.3-inch panels to Apple for a new iPad mini. While IPS like the iPad mini 6, these panels are also 120 Hz, which could minimise the current tablet's 'jelly scrolling' problem.
The DJI Mavic 3 launch day reveals leak early, confirming price tag, specifications and missing features
DJI is not launching the Mavic 3 until tomorrow, but launch day materials have already been published. The drone will arrive as two models starting at US$2,199. There will be plenty of missing features at launch though, including ActiveTrack 5.0 and the ability to record videos at 120 FPS.
The Google Pixel 6 Pro cuts a fine figure in expert camera tests
According to DxOMark's in-depth analysis, the Pixel 6 Pro is Google's first smartphone to keep up with the best that Apple and Samsung have to offer. The Pixel 6 Pro even surpasses Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro in some disciplines, and by a considerable margin.
The Xiaomi Redmi Watch 2 is already a storming success in China as the company shares first hands-on pictures of its new smartwatch
Xiaomi has started selling the Redmi Watch 2 in China, which has netted the company CNY 10 million (~US$1.56 million) in just two hours. It has also published hands-on photos with the Redmi Watch 2, confirming what the smartwatch actually looks like.
Sony charters Boeing 747 jumbo jets to deliver millions of PlayStation 5 consoles in time for Christmas
A year on and the PlayStation 5 remains just as difficult as ever to get a hold of. In an attempt to improve the situation, Sony has chartered three Boeing 747 jumbo jets, which will deliver 50 pallets of consoles each to Europe.
Google confirms one more update for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL after November security patch miss
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have not received the November 2021 security patch, a sign that Google has ceased software support for the pair. However, the company has confirmed otherwise. Project Mainline should also ensure software support beyond the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL's final update.
Xiaomi 12 to launch earlier than 12 Pro or 12 Ultra as the first hint about MIX 5 arrives
According to reports, Xiaomi is readying itself to mass-produce its next flagship smartphones. The Xiaomi 12 will arrive first and at least a month before the Xiaomi 12 Pro or Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Meanwhile, it seems that Xiaomi is also preparing to manufacture the MIX 5, the successor to the MIX 4.
POCO M4 Pro 5G marketing renders and hands-on image leaks, confirming Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 re-brand
The cat's out of the bag for the POCO M4 Pro 5G and its origins. Leaked marketing assets and a hands-on image have confirmed that the POCO M4 Pro 5G is nothing more than the Redmi Note 11 in a different outfit. Accordingly, the POCO M4 Pro 5G will have a Dimensity 810 SoC, a 90 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other hardware.
ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate revealed with a 16:9 OLED display and an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 processor for US$599
ASUS has unveiled the Vivobook 13 Slate, or Vivobook 13 Slate OLED (T3300) as the company calls it. The 2-in-1 supports pen input, has a detachable keyboard and decent connectivity. ASUS has included an OLED display too, but the device is powered by an Intel Pentium Silver N6000, along with a minimum of 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage.
The Xiaomi Pro X 14 2021 is orderable globally with an Intel Core i7 processor, a GeForce RTX 3050 GPU and a 120 Hz display
Third-party retailers have started selling the Xiaomi Pro X 14 2021 laptop globally. The 14-inch laptop has a 120 Hz display combined with an Intel Core i7-11370H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU. The laptop is available with 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage, too.
ASUS VivoWatch 5 LTE spotted at Bluetooth SIG
The Bluetooth SIG has revealed that ASUS is on the verge of releasing another VivoWatch. The VivoWatch 5 will support LTE and should be the successor to the VivoWatch SP.
Xiaomi is testing Android 12 on over 60 devices in closed and internal betas
According to a report, Xiaomi has over 60 devices in closed and internal Android 12 beta programs. Numerous other devices will eventually receive Google's latest OS, but not older handsets like the Mi 9, Redmi K20 or Redmi 9 series.
Garmin Venu 2 Plus leaks with a subtle design change from the Venu 2
The Venu 2 Plus has leaked, confirming a minor tweak for Garmin's flagship smartwatch. The Venu 2 Plus retains its predecessor's overall design but with a third hardware button, possibly for built-in voice commands.
The Apple iPhone 14 series to feature 5 nm SoCs because TSMC's N3 node will arrive too late for the A16 Bionic
TSMC will not start mass-producing its N3 node until 2H 2022, too late for the iPhone 14 series. As a result, Apple's next-generation iPhones will rely on 5 nm SoCs. TSMC's N4P node could still bring performance improvements to the iPhone 14 series, though.
Huawei to release its first smartwatch that supports blood pressure monitoring this month
According to reports, Huawei plans to unveil another smartwatch this month. While the company recently revealed the GT 3 and Watch FIT Mini, its next smartwatch will be its first to support blood pressure monitoring.
Samsung announces the daftest bespoke jeans for the Galaxy Z Flip3
Samsung has revealed the Z Flip Pocket Denim, a pair of jeans created with Dr Denim. The jeans run to AUD$1,499, but they do come bundled with a complimentary Galaxy Z Flip3, which costs as much on its own anyway.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 will launch globally as the POCO M4 Pro 5G and in India as the Redmi Note 11T
POCO has started teasing the M4 Pro 5G, its next mid-range smartphone. However, it turns out that the POCO M4 Pro 5G will be another re-brand, with the device the global version of the Redmi Note 11. Meanwhile, Xiaomi will release the Redmi Note 11 as the Redmi Note 11T 5G in India.
The Black Shark 4S Pro takes the AnTuTu crown from the RedMagic 6S Pro after just a month
The RedMagic 6S Pro was the fastest smartphone in the world, at least according to AnTuTu's Android leaderboard. The Black Shark 4S Pro has brought the RedMagic 6S Pro's dominance to an end though, with a score that exceeds 875,000 points.
Intel was rather misleading in its comparisons between the Core i9-12900K and Ryzen 9 5950X
It seems that Intel was not telling the full story when it compared the Core i9-12900K against the Ryzen 9 5950X, currently AMD's most comparable processor. As it turns out, Intel allowed the Core i9-12900K to consume 2.4x the power of its AMD competitor and benchmarked the Ryzen 9 5950X using an older version of Windows 11 with AMD performance issues.
Hey Plus Watch launches on Xiaomi's Youpin with a large AMOLED display
Xiaomi has listed the Hey Plus Watch on its Youpin marketplace. The smartwatch has a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, a 24-hour heart rate monitor and over 100 exercise modes, among other features. The Hey Plus Watch retails for CNY 399 (~US$62).
Xiaomi releases a new 24.5-inch gaming monitor with a 240 Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 support
Xiaomi has presented a new gaming monitor with a 240 Hz refresh rate. The XMMNT245HF2 also contains two HDMI 2.1 ports, supports AMD FreeSync Premium and is DisplayHDR 400 certified.
macOS 12 Monterey has made some older Apple iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro machines unusable
Apple has released macOS 12 Monterey, but it is not playing well with some older hardware. For one reason or another, the update has bricked several Intel-based iMacs, MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros. Apple has suggested a workaround, but it does require resetting your machine's firmware.
Squid Game cryptocurrency creators disappear with over US$2.1 million
The Squid Game-inspired cryptocurrency has disappeared as quickly as it arrived. While the cryptocurrency neared US$3,000, it collapsed to US$0.0008 in approximately 5 minutes, wiping almost US$2.1 million of investments.
Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W launched for US$15 with 5x the performance of the original Pi Zero
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has refreshed the Pi Zero, its ultra-compact SBC. The Pi Zero 2 W retains the I/O of its predecessors, but with superior performance. The Pi Zero 2 W is available to order in numerous markets and costs US$15 in the US.
Lenovo L5: 1080p projector launches with Android TV for US$199.99
The Lenovo L5 is an inexpensive projector that operates at up to 1080p. The projector is compact, has Android TV built-in and contains numerous ports for connecting external devices.
Kingdel K15: Mini-PC launches with AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs up to the Ryzen 9 5900HX
Kingdel has brought another mini-PC to market. This time, the company has integrated AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs with 15 W and 45 W SKUs available. The Kingdel K15 starts at US$476 and features numerous ports.
HP Omen 27c announced with a 27-inch, 240 Hz and QHD display
HP has revealed the Omen 27c, a gaming monitor with a 27-inch VA panel. The curved gaming monitor operates natively at QHD, has a 240 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response times, among other features.
Google to address Pixel 6 Pro display issues next month with an update
Google has confirmed plans to address the Pixel 6 Pro's display flickering issue, confirming that it is reasonably widespread. A fix is incoming, but not for another month.
Apple unveils the Beats Fit Pro with ANC and Spatial Audio support
Apple has just unveiled one of the strongest competitors to the AirPods Pro with the Beats Fit Pro. Not only do the earbuds support active noise cancellation (ANC), but they are also compatible with Apple's Spatial Audio technology.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB, RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB and RTX 3080 12 GB release dates posed
According to reports, NVIDIA is preparing to release three new graphics cards before the end of the year. All are revisions of existing and past models though, with the RTX 2060 12 GB arriving first in early December.
The LG Wing finally starts receiving Android 11
It only took LG a year, but it has issued Android 11 to the LG Wing. Unsurprisingly, there are caveats with LG's rollout. Currently, Android 11 is only available for devices purchased in South Korea.
Xiaomi sells over 500,000 Redmi Note 11 smartphones in under an hour during a lucrative launch period
Xiaomi started selling the Redmi Note 11 series in China today, which it dubbed its 'double 11' event. Reportedly, the company sold over 500,000 Redmi Note 11 handsets in an hour and generated CNY 2 billion (~US$312.6 million) within two minutes.
Samsung starts mass-producing the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra
According to reports, Samsung has started mass producing the Galaxy S22 series. Theoretically, this puts the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra on track for a January or February 2022 release.
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 leaks with a 2-in-1 design ahead of probable November 3 launch
Evan Blass has leaked the ROG Flow Z13, ASUS' latest take on the Surface Pro form factor. The 2-in-1 has a USB Type-A port, a 13-inch display and what looks like an SD card reader. The compact device seems destined to launch on November 3 at ASUS' 'wow the world' hardware event.
The DJI Action 2 may have an overheating issue like the GoPro Hero 10 Black
The DJI Action 2 is even smaller than the GoPro Hero 10 Black, so it is no surprise to see it suffering from overheating issues, too. Arguably, the Action 2 is even worse than the Hero 10 Black in this respect, with DJI unable to include a 'High Temperature Mode' in EU and UK devices because of regulatory restrictions.
Sleek Intel Arc Alchemist reference designs leak in hands-on photos and renders
It seems that Intel is preparing at least two Arc Alchemist reference designs based on DG2 GPUs. The desktop graphics cards have sleek designs with silver shrouds, black fans and black PCBs.
Xiaomi reveals the Redmi Watch 2 Lite in six colours with up to 10 days of battery life and a GPS module
Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Watch 2 Lite, its third smartwatch this week. The Redmi Watch 2 has plenty going for it, including a SpO2 sensor, a GPS module and a large battery. The Redmi Watch 2 Lite will be available in six colours.
Google Pixel camera configurations leak for two future devices
Mishaal Rahman has revealed camera configurations for two unreleased Google Pixel devices. Codenamed 'bluejay' and 'cloudripper', the pair are seemingly part of Google's R&D towards next year's batch of Pixel smartphones.
Sony Xperia 1 III falls short of its competitors in DxOMark's display test
On paper, the Xperia 1 III has an excellent display. In practice, the 4K, 120 Hz and OLED display does not get that bright. DxOMark has knocked the device down a peg or two with complaints about strong green tints, too. Accordingly, the camera specialists do not rate the Xperia 1 III's display highly.
Xiaomi announces that it has sold more than 240 million Redmi Note smartphones worldwide and has opened 10,000 brick and mortar stores
Undoubtedly, Xiaomi will sell plenty of the Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro, and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus when they come to market in China, India and beyond. However, it claims to have sold nearly a quarter of a billion Redmi Note handsets already, available at its 10,000-strong stores.
The Intel Core i9-12900K scales crazy heights with a new extreme overclocking result
The Core i9-12900K has already been seen at 6.8 GHz, well beyond its stock boost clock speed. Someone has overclocked the chip to even higher speeds though, with 7.5 GHz now not that far away.
MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition lands on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 in India
Xiaomi may have just announced the Redmi Note 11 series, but it has not forgotten about the Redmi Note 9. Accordingly, the mid-range handset has just received MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition in India, following a similar rollout on MIUI's global branch. MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition will reach the Redmi Note 9 as V126.96.36.199.RJOINXM.
Samsung to begin 2022 with the Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S22 series arriving later
According to a report, the Galaxy S22 series is no longer due in January 202. The Galaxy S21 FE is still slated for January 11, but it will not be long before Samsung starts accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Google's Magic Eraser camera trickery works outside of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
Arguably, Magic Eraser is one of the best innovations that Google has introduced with the Pixel 6 series. However, it turns out that other smartphones can take advantage of Magic Eraser too, at least for now.
Samsung Business-Monitor S9U announced with a 5K resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate
Samsung has announced the Business-Monitor S9U, which it originally unveiled as the S49A950UIU. The business monitor has a 5K and 120 Hz display measuring 49-inches across for a 32:9 aspect ratio and contains more ports than many modern PCs have. The Business-Monitor S9U will be available from next month for €1,399.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus global and Indian launch names confirmed
MIUI has confirmed that the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus will eventually launch globally. The pair are coming to India too, but as the Xiaomi 11i and the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge.
Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 receive quality of life improvements with Fitbit OS 5.3
Fitbit has started distributing version 5.3 of its OS to the Sense and Versa 3. Arriving as 188.8.131.52 for the Sense and 184.108.40.206 for the Versa 3, Fitbit OS 5.3 contains several new features, including outdoor exercise modes.
Alienware reveals the Aurora R13 and Aurora R14 gaming PCs with AMD Ryzen and Intel Alder Lake configurations
Alienware has unveiled its next-generation Aurora R13 and Aurora R14 gaming PCs. While the Aurora R14 is available with AMD Ryzen processors, Alienware has delivered the Aurora R13 with Intel's latest Alder Lake silicon. Alder Lake configurations start at US$230 more than Ryzen configurations, though.
Some Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro handsets appear to be shipping with display problems
Google and its partners only started shipping the Pixel 6 series yesterday. However, people are already complaining about display issues with both models. Seemingly, there are three problems arising with Google's latest flagship smartphones.
The MacBook Pro 14 and M1 Pro outscore the AMD Ryzen 5 5600U and Intel Core i7-1165G7 when running Geekbench in a Windows 11 VM
It turns out that the MacBook Pro 14 and M1 Pro maintain excellent performance when running Windows 11 in a virtual machine, too. In fact, Apple's new SoC outscores some of the best AMD and Intel laptop processors on the market, despite their advantage of running Windows 11 natively.
The Raspberry Pi 4 receives a massive performance boost with Vulkan 1.1 support
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has introduced Vulkan 1.1 compliance to the Raspberry Pi 4 family of single-board computers (SBCs). Support for Vulkan 1.1.1 brings about a noticeable GPU performance uplift for the already powerful SBCs.
Apple quietly brings the AirPods Pro back to US$249 with a minor revision that hints at an AirPods Pro 2 feature
When Apple unveiled the AirPods 3, it brought a feature to its basic earbuds that the AirPods Pro lack. In response, Apple has released a new AirPods Pro revision, allowing it and retailers to continue to charge US$249 for its 'Pro' earbuds.
Microsoft is working on an even smaller Surface Laptop paired with Windows 11 SE
According to a report, Microsoft is developing a new Surface Laptop aimed at students. The device will be smaller than the current Surface Laptop Go and another attempt by Microsoft to combat compact Chromebooks' popularity. The smaller Surface Laptop will run Windows 11 SE too, a slimmed-down version of its latest OS.
Xiaomi introduces the Redmi Watch 2, a budget smartwatch with an AMOLED display, 12 days of battery life and a SpO2 sensor
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Watch 2 as part of its Redmi Note 11 series launch event. The Redmi Watch 2 has a 1.6-inch AMOLED display and a SpO2 sensor but at an affordable price.
Xiaomi 12 Lite, 12 Lite Zoom and 12T spotted in early MIUI code
A trio of next-generation Xiaomi smartphones have surfaced in MIUI code. Reputedly, Xiaomi intends to release the 12 Lite, 12 Lite Zoom and the 12T, all with 1080p and 120 Hz displays. Only the 12 Lite Zoom will have a telephoto camera, but all should launch with powerful SoCs.
Xiaomi brings 120 W wired charging to Redmi smartphones with the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus
Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus, its latest and greatest mid-range smartphone. The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus features the same Samsung ISOCELL HM2 camera as the Redmi Note 10 Pro, but also supports 120 W wired charging that can fully recharge it within 15 minutes. The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus will be available with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Xiaomi reveals the Redmi Note 11 Pro with a huge battery, 67 W charging, a 108 MP camera and a 120 Hz AMOLED display
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 11 Pro, its cheaper alternative to the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus. The Redmi Note 11 Pro shares many of its features with its more sibling but also has a larger battery capacity. Xiaomi will sell the Redmi Note 11 Pro in three memory configurations and four colours.
AOC unveils three new Agon Pro gaming monitors with 27-inch panels and high refresh rates
Monitor specialist AOC has expanded its Agon Pro series aimed at competitive gamers. The Agon AG274XM, AG274UXP and AG274QG all offer enticing specifications, although the latter is the only 240 Hz monitor on offer. The new Agon Pro monitors start at €969; only one is orderable this year.
The Beast: A massive PC case that passively cools 150 W CPUs and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU
MonsterLabo has moved away from its Indiegogo campaign for The Beast, a 450 x 380 x 210 mm PC case that has been designed around passive cooling. The case can run up to 150 W CPUs and 250 W GPUs fanlessly, or even more powerful ones with low RPM fans. With complaints about the platform choice, MonsterLabo is moving all pre-orders to its website, instead.
Philips launches Momentum 279M1RV and Momentum 329M1RV monitors with 4K resolutions, 144 Hz refresh rates, HDMI 2.1 ports and Ambiglow lighting
Philips has unveiled the Momentum 279M1RV and Momentum 329M1RV, two gaming monitors that are Xbox certified. Accordingly, the pair run natively at 4K, have HDMI 2.1 ports and 144 Hz refresh rates, among other features.
DJI Action 2: GoPro Hero 10 Black rival launched with a new camera sensor and magnetic accessories
DJI has just introduced the Action 2, an action camera set to rival the GoPro Hero 10 Black. DJI bills the Action 2 as offering high-quality video quality performance and decent image stabilisation, along with a large touchscreen and magnetic accessories.
Google releases a day-one patch for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have started shipping to those who pre-ordered Google's latest flagships. There is a big day-one patch to install once you unbox your new smartphone though, and one that will take a minimum of 25 minutes to finish.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 appears on the TENAA with underwhelming hardware
Xiaomi has been hyping the Redmi Note 11 series on Weibo with teasers of 120 W charging, 108 MP cameras and more. A TENAA listing suggests that the Redmi Note 11 will not sport either of these features though, nor even a Dimensity 920 SoC.
Some MacBook Pro orders are delayed by nearly two months
Apple and UPS are struggling to fulfil MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 pre-orders. Reportedly, two problems lie behind the fulfilment issues: delaying orders from a couple of days to nearly two months.