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.
UP Squared i12: New compact and powerful SBC debuts with x86 processors
The UP Squared i12 is a new single-board computer powered by a choice of four Intel Alder Lake processors. Available with the Celeron 7305E through Core i7-1270PE, the UP Squared i12 also has a 40-pin GPIO header, LPDDR5 RAM and an M.2 2280 Key-M slot, among other features.
LG UltraGear 25GR75FG: New gaming monitor launches with fast-paced 360 Hz visuals
LG has started selling the UltraGear 25GR75FG, an IPS monitor that combines a 1080p resolution with a 360 Hz refresh rate. The monitor also has three video inputs and a USB 3.0 hub, among other features.
New Khadas VIM4 refresh arrives with 3.2 TOPS NPU
Khadas is now selling a beefed-up version of the VIM4, a single-board computer with an Amlogic A311D2 chipset and 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The new model brings an NPU into the equation, which is capable of 3.2 TOPS of performance.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 development device shows performance potential in early benchmark result
Evidence of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 engineering device has surfaced online. Benchmarked in AnTuTu v10, the 'qti Pineapple for arm64' development device appears to offer a healthy performance uplift from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, even as an engineering device.
New Mercury EM680 launches as MINISFORUM's smallest mini-PC yet
The Mercury EM680 is one of MINISFORUM's latest mini-PCs, with the company having also recently showcased the Mercury UM780. The Mercury EM680 not only packs an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, but it is also the company's smallest mini-PC to date.
Samsung patents automatic calorie nutrition tracking future Galaxy Watch smartwatches
Samsung has patented a method for determining how many calories have been consumed using a spectroscope. Theoretically, the patent will allow future Galaxy Watch smartwatches to automatically calculate the amount of calories a wearer consumes, which escapes the Galaxy Watch5 series.
Amazfit Pop 3S starts with gigantic AMOLED display and budget price tag
Amazfit has now launched the Pop 3S, a new budget smartwatch with an AMOLED display. The Amazfit Pop 3S is also available with a stainless steel strap and numerous health features.
Samsung rumoured to add dust proofing to Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5
According to leakers, Samsung has improved the ruggedness of its foldables with its fifth-generation models. While Motorola has certified its new flagship foldable as IP52 certified, Samsung is expected to go even further with this summer's Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold5.
Acer Nitro XV272URV: New Nitro VX2 series gaming monitor lands in Europe
Acer has started selling the Nitro XV272URV in Europe, where it is available for €399. The Nitro XV2 series monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, offers 400 nits peak brightness and combines a 1440p resolution with a 170 Hz overclocked refresh rate.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra falls short of Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Google Pixel 7 Pro in DxOMark camera analyses
Xiaomi is preparing to release the Xiaomi 13 Ultra globally, having now confirmed its €1,499 launch price. Despite partnering with Leica, DxOMark has revealed that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra's camera system has a few weaknesses, particularly when compared against other current flagships.
Xiaomi CIVI 3: New model launches as Disney 100th Anniversary Edition with Disney camera filters
Xiaomi has refreshed the CIVI 3, its latest mid-range smartphone that it offers with a 120 Hz AMOLED display and a modern MediaTek Dimensity SoC. While the new model retains the standard edition's hardware, Xiaomi has given the Disney 100th Anniversary Edition a Mickey Mouse makeover with accompanying accessories.
Huawei Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro now official with Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chipsets
Huawei has now provided full details about the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro, its latest flagship smartwatches. Orderable from next week in Europe, the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro combine premium designs with modern hardware.
GMK K4: New mini-PC now orderable with AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS APU
The GMK K4 is now orderable with an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS APU. Also configurable with up to 32 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD, the GMK K4 has various expansion options and plenty of ports, including USB4 with 40 Gbps bandwidth.
Samsung Galaxy F54 5G now official with 6,000 mAh battery and five years of updates
The Galaxy F54 5G is Samsung's latest mid-range smartphone, which it bases on an in-house chipset. Samsung equips the handset with a 120 Hz Super AMOLED display, a 108 MP camera and a 6,000 mAh battery, among other hardware.
New Android 14 Beta 3 update lands with new features and Google Pixel 7a support
Android 14 has now reached platform stability, courtesy of its third beta, ahead of its full release later this year. Beta 3 brings several new features to Android 14, as well as support for the Pixel 7a.
Huawei Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro receive new features with new HarmonyOS 3 update
Huawei is preparing to release the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro in Europe, following last month's global launch. In the meantime, Huawei has rolled out a significant day-one patch that adds plenty of features, including Health Glance functionality.
MSI MAG 275CQRF-QD: New 1000R curved gaming monitor previewed with 1440p and 170 Hz visuals
MSI has unveiled the MAG 275CQRF-QD, a 27-inch Fast VA monitor with a 170 Hz refresh rate. The MAG 275CQRF-QD also combines a 1440p resolution with 1 ms response times and a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, among other features.
Orange Pi 800: Raspberry Pi 400 alternative refreshed with new 128 GB of storage option
Shenzhen Xunlong Software has unveiled a new version of the Orange Pi 800, which now comes in a 128 GB flavour. The new Orange Pi 800 is available for US$108, a less than US$10 increase from last year's model.
Early Xiaomi Redmi 12 retail unit shown before release
Someone has got their hands on the Redmi 12 before its official release. Sporting a different design to most Xiaomi smartphones, the Redmi 12 is expected to be available later this month for under €200.
Sony WF-1000XM5 revealed by new leak in two colours with glossy finishes
Sony is rumoured to be lining up a WF-1000XM5 release soon, possibly as early as later this week. In the meantime, a renowned leaker has shared high-resolution official images of the forthcoming earbuds in its two launch colours.
Leica Cine 1 arrives as new ultra-short throw projector series with Summicron lenses in three variants
Leica is now selling the Cine 1, almost a year after it started teasing the ultra-short throw projector series. The Leica Cine 1 series comes in three variants, all with Summicron lenses. The new projectors should receive a global release later this year but are now orderable in Europe.
First One UI 5 Watch beta arrives for Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 based on new Wear OS 4 code
Samsung has now shared the first beta for One UI 5 Watch and Wear OS 4. Rolling out now as a 1.5 GB download for the Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, the update is the first change to test Wear OS 4 outside of an emulator.
Amazfit Cheetah and Cheetah Pro leak as new sports-orientated smartwatches
Amazfit is preparing to release two new smartwatches. Purportedly to be sold under the Cheetah series, the Cheetah and Cheetah Pro have sporty designs and could be the A2292 and A2294 that were previously thought of as the Amazfit GTR 5 series.
Samsung confirms location, rough date and device highlights of new Galaxy Unpacked event
Samsung has teased initial details about its next Galaxy Unpacked event. So far, the company has confirmed that it will showcase a new generation of foldable devices, rumoured to be the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5. Samsung has also hinted at the date of next month's hardware announcement, confirming earlier rumours.
ONEXPLAYER 2 Pro: One-netbook presents its first AMD Ryzen 7 7840U gaming handheld
One-netbook has revealed the ONEXPLAYER 2 Pro, the third version of the ONEXPLAYER 2, after it released AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and Intel Core i7-1370P versions. Now, the company has brought the Ryzen 7 7840U to the ONEXPLAYER 2 platform, which brings Zen 4 cores and the RDNA 3 architecture via the Radeon 780M.
Garmin releases Beta Version 26.00 to Fenix 6, Enduro, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta as new Release Candidate
Garmin is finalising its latest round of alpha and beta updates for the Fenix 6 series and its counterparts. While newer models have already started receiving new stable updates, the Fenix 6, Enduro, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta series have received their first Release Candidate update. Rolling out as Beta Version 26.00, the update should reach all eligible smartwatches soon.
Garmin releases new features to Forerunner, Instinct 2, Fenix 7, Epix 2, Marq 2 and Enduro 2 smartwatches with latest stable update
Garmin has started rolling out new stable updates to various smartwatches, including the Fenix 7 and Instinct 2 series. This month's round of patches introduces a number of new features, such as an obstacle course activity and wrist-based running dynamics tracking.
Apple confirms eligible devices for iPadOS 17, iOS 17, watchOS 10 and macOS Sonoma upgrades
Apple has now revealed which devices are eligible for iPadOS 17, iOS 17, watchOS 10 and macOS Sonoma, OS upgrades that it announced as part of yesterday's WWDC 2023 keynote. Unfortunately, Apple has dropped some devices that it currently supports.
Two new LG UltraGear gaming monitors previewed with HDMI 2.1 ports and 144 Hz refresh rates
LG has presented two new UltraGear gaming monitors. Launching later this year as the UltraGear 27GR93U and UltraGear 32GR93U, the pair both feature 4K IPS panels with 144 Hz refresh rates. LG markets the pair as being VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified with 500 nits peak brightness too.
Amazfit Pop 3S teased as new smartwatch with huge AMOLED display
Amazfit is preparing to announce a new Pop series smartwatch. Launching as the Amazfit Pop 3S, the smartwatch will feature up to 12 days of battery life, over 100 watch faces and a 1.96-inch AMOLED display.
New Samsung Galaxy Watch6 models surface before Galaxy Unpacked event
Bluetooth and LTE versions of two forthcoming Galaxy Watch6 models have surfaced at the FCC, underlining their imminent release. Thought to be the 40 mm and 44 mm versions of the Galaxy Watch6, the pair should also be joined by more high-end options under Samsung's 'Classic' or 'Pro' branding.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra lands in Europe with flagship pricing
Xiaomi has announced European pricing and availability for Xiaomi 13 Ultra, its latest flagship smartphone. The Xiaomi 13 Ultra will only be available outside China in one memory option and two colourways.
NexDock XL: First 15.6-inch convertible laptop dock introduced with wired and wireless connectivity options
Nex Computer has announced the NexDock XL, a 15.6-inch laptop dock with a built-in wireless charger that allows a smartphone to be used as a trackpad. The NexDock XL is available for US$349 and is compatible with smartphones that support desktop modes like Samsung DeX and the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
GPD G1: First AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT eGPU launching later this month
GPD has announced crowdfunding details for the G1, its first eGPU. Built around the AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT, the GPD G1 will feature OcuLink and USB4 connectivity, among other features. The GPD G1 will also be the smallest eGPU to date and should match the performance of modern NVIDIA RTX 40 series graphics cards.
AYA NEO NEXT II teased with 8-inch IPS display and 100 W cooling capacity
AYA NEO continues to provide more details about the NEXT II, the company's future premier gaming handheld. Likely drawing comparisons with the Steam Deck because of its design, the NEXT II is slated to arrive before the end of the year with an 8-inch IPS display, an AMD Ryzen 7000 series APU and discrete graphics. AYA NEO has designed the NEXT II to be capable of cooling an APU and GPU combination that draws up to 100 W too.
Samsung Odyssey OLED G9: Retailer shares release timeline and pricing for QD-OLED gaming monitor
A retailer has revealed European pricing for the Odyssey OLED G9, a 49-inch ultra-wide-angle monitor with a 1440p resolution and a 240 Hz refresh rate. The same retailer also appears to have disclosed the monitor's release window and is already accepting pre-orders.
Sony WF-1000XM5: Leak reveals design and features of new flagship earbuds amid launch rumours
Reputedly, Sony is days away from revealing the WF-1000XM5. In the meantime, a retailer has shared numerous Sony WF-1000XM5 specifications, along with a sneak peek at the earbuds' design.
Nothing Phone (2) renders surface showing design differences from Phone (1)
The release of the Nothing Phone (2) is still at least a month away. Nonetheless, a renowned leaker has revealed what the upcoming smartphone looks like and how it differs from the current Phone (1).
Google insider shares new details about Tensor G3 chipset before Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro releases
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are not due to arrive until the autumn with the Tensor G3. However, a leaker has shared numerous details about the next-generation chipset, including AV1 encoder support, an Immortalis GPU and ARM v9 CPU cores, among other features.
ASRock PG32UMF: New gaming monitor showcased with 4K, 144 Hz and 1,400 nit visuals
ASRock has showcased the PG32UMF, a 31.5-inch gaming monitor that combines a 4K resolution with a 144 Hz refresh rate and 1,400 nit peak brightness. The ASRock PG32UMF is also colour-accurate and can charge a connected device a tup to 90 W via a USB Type-C port.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra on course for June global release
Xiaomi appears to be laying the groundwork for a Xiaomi 13 Ultra global release later this month. While the company has not shared anything official yet, it has now scheduled two release dates outside China.
Samsung provides new details about forthcoming Odyssey OLED G9 gaming monitor
Samsung has shared new details about the Odyssey OLED G9. First shown at CES 2023, the Odyssey OLED G9 has a 49-inch QD-OLED panel with a 1800R curvature, a 1440p resolution and a 240 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
Leaker reveals new Xiaomi Redmi 12 in three colours
A leaker has revealed extensive details about the Redmi 12, a mid-range smartphone that Xiaomi is said to be releasing next month. Allegedly, the Redmi 12 will launch with a 90 Hz and 1080p display, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 50 MP primary camera, among other hardware.
Paragraphica: Project combines Raspberry Pi and Stable Diffusion to create 'photos' without camera lens or sensor
Paragraphica may resemble a camera, but it does not capture light to generate images. Instead, the device dispenses with a lens and sensor altogether, and relies on AI to produce results.
Garmin reinstates missing changes for Fenix 6, Enduro, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta smartwatches in new Beta Version 25.91 update
Garmin has rolled out a new beta update for Fenix 6, Enduro, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta smartwatches. Arriving as Beta Version 25.91, the update is available as an OTA or through Garmin's Connect Mobile and Express services.
Motorola Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra debut globally with new clamshell foldable designs
Motorola has now unveiled the Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra, sold as the Razr and Razr+ in North America. Not only has Motorola confirmed all key specifications for both devices, but it has also outlined pricing across China, Europe, North America and the UK.
Meta Quest 2 receives significant price reduction and new performance improvements following Quest 3 announcement
Meta continues to offer improvements to the Quest 2, even after announcing the Quest 3. Later this year, the company will introduce a major upgrade for its three-year-old VR headset, along with a price cut to position the Quest 2 as a cheaper alternative to the new Quest 3.
Decktility: Project transforms Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 into handheld PC with keyboard and display
The Decktility is a handheld PC based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. Shown with a display and a keyboard, the Decktility also features an Arduino and a 3D-printed chassis, among other components.
June Feature Drop brings new features to recent Pixel smartphones and Pixel Watch
Google has announced several new features for Pixel devices that it will start rolling out later this month. Available for the Pixel Watch too, the June Feature Drop arrives just before Google starts shipping the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet.
Pixel Fold: Google alludes to Pipit prototype during in-house interview
Google is on the verge of shipping its Galaxy Z Fold4 competitor following several alleged cancelled prototypes. Now, several Google employees have confirmed as much, revealing that model before the Pixel Fold was simply not 'good enough' to bring to market.
New Nothing Phone (2) details confirmed as company promotes its sustainability credentials
Nothing is preparing to launch the Phone (2), its next-generation smartphone. With the launch occurring next month, Nothing has taken steps to underline how it has lowered its carbon footprint between the Phone (1) and Phone (2). The company has revealed various new specifications about the Phone (2) too, including a larger battery.
ASRock PG558K: New 8K gaming monitor previewed with 55-inch IPS panel and HDR 1000 certification
ASRock has showcased the PG558KF, a 55-inch IPS gaming monitor that will run natively at 8K and 60 Hz. The ASRock PG558KF will also be VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified and will come with numerous modern ports.
Meta Quest 3: New standalone VR headset debuts with 40% thinner design, pancake lenses and 2x gaming performance
Meta has revealed its next consumer-grade VR headset. Arriving later this year as the 'most powerful Meta Quest' headset to date, the Quest 3 has debuted just ahead of Apple's first VR outing.
Powkiddy Max 3 Pro: New gaming handheld turns up with familiar design before release
Powkiddy is preparing to release a new compact gaming handheld. Thought to be the Max 3 Pro or the RGB10 Max 3 Pro, the device is expected to arrive with a 5-inch display and has a design reminiscent of the RGB10 Max.
New AYA NEO 2S model teased with gaming handheld first and OcuLink eGPU connector
AYA NEO has teased a AYA NEO 2S refresh, only a few days after it started selling the gaming handheld. So far, the company has confirmed two major improvements for the AYA NEO 2S, which should improve visual fidelity and gaming performance.
Apple said to be finalising new Mac desktops based on M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips
According to reports from a renowned Apple analyst, Apple has developed two new Mac desktops based on M2 Pro and M2 Ultra chipsets. Codenamed Mac 14.13 and Mac 14.14, the pair are rumoured to arrive later this year as new Mac Studio machines.
Teclast T40S arrives as new budget tablet with 2K IPS display
Teclast is now selling the T40S, a 10.4-inch tablet with a 2K display. Also offered with 8 GB of RAM and a MediaTek MT8183 chipset, the Teclast T40S ships with Android 12 and retails for under US$200.
Logitech MX Anywhere 3S and MX Key S debut with minor changes
Logitech has offered up two new accessories under its MX brand. As expected, the company has presented the MX Anywhere 3S and MX Keys S, which feature slight changes from their predecessors.
Motorola Razr 40 Ultra datasheet leaks as official billboard pictured
Motorola will soon unveil the Razr 40 series, consisting of the Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra. A leaker has shared the latter's full specification sheet ahead of tomorrow's launch, confirming a rather limited IP rating. Motorola is already advertising the Razr 40 Ultra in Europe, too.
Lenovo Tab Extreme: New Android tablet arrives with lower than expected launch pricing
Lenovo has finally started selling the Tab Extreme, its Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and iPad Pro 12.9 competitor. Currently orderable in the UK and the US, the Lenovo Tab Extreme has a 14.5-inch and 120 Hz OLED display, plus a high-end chipset and 12 GB of RAM.
Early Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Pro sightings surface online
Early signs of the Xiaomi 14 series have been spotted, at least 6 months before the expected arrival of the Xiaomi 14 or Xiaomi 14 Pro. Chinese and global models have been seen so far, although a renowned leaker claims to have been privy to a mysterious 'N7' model too.
Epix 2 Pro: Garmin announces new smartwatches in three sizes with flashlight and improved sensors
Garmin has introduced the Epix 2 Pro series, a trio of smartwatches that debuts alongside the new Fenix 7 Pro series. The Epix 2 Pro series is available with more battery life than their regular counterparts, as well as a new heart rate sensor, a built-in flashlight and new exercise tracking features.
Garmin Fenix 7 Pro series debuts with Solar and Sapphire Solar Editions
The Fenix 7 Pro series consists of three sizes, starting with the Fenix 7S Pro. Available to order from US$799.99, the Fenix 7 Pro series adds a built-in flashlight and a new heart rate sensor to the Fenix 7 series package, among other changes.
Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) arrives as new mid-range and first Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 smartphone
The Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) has debuted in North America. Smaller than its predecessor, the Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) is also the world's first smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, a 4 nm chipset. The new Moto G Stylus 5G has a 120 Hz display, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 50 MP primary camera too, among other features.
Google Pixel Watch 2: New rumour suggests battery life and fitness tracking improvements with Snapdragon W5 and Fitbit chips
According to a new report, the Google Pixel Watch 2 will feature two major changes from last year's model. Supposedly, Google has turned to Qualcomm for its second-generation smartwatch, with a Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chipset set to deliver significant battery life improvements. Google will also install cEDA and skin temperature sensors in the Pixel Watch 2, equivalents of which Fitbit already offers in the Sense 2.
GoPro Hero 12 Black: Early evidence of new action camera emerges with new rear display rumoured
The successor to last year's GoPro Hero 11 Black has surfaced online. Debuting on the TDRA database, the Hero 12 Black is alleged to feature a new rear display, which GoPro will market as an 'Edge-to-Edge' touchscreen.
ASUS ROG Strix XG259QN debuts with 380 Hz overclocked refresh rate
The ROG Strix XG259QN is a new 1080p and 380 Hz gaming monitor. Offered with a 24.5-inch IPS panel, the ROG Strix XG259QN also has low response times, VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification and USB 3.2 Type-A ports for connecting peripherals.
ASUS ROG Swift PG38UQ showcased with 38-inch, 4K and 144 Hz panel
ASUS has lifted the lid on the ROG Swift PG38UQ, a new gaming monitor equipped with a 38-inch IPS panel. Arriving later this year, the ROG Swift PG38UQ combines 4K visuals with a 144 Hz refresh rate, VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification and modern connections.
Redmi Note 12T Pro: Xiaomi releases new mid-range model with 144 Hz display
The Redmi Note 12T Pro is Xiaomi's latest mid-range smartphone and the second Redmi Note 12 series model released this month. Offered with a MediaTek Dimensity 8200 Ultra chipset and up to 12 GB of RAM, the Redmi Note 12T Pro also has a 144 Hz display backed by a large battery that supports 67 W wired charging.
ASUS ROG Ally: New firmware update brings 20% performance gains to gaming handheld
ASUS has unlocked performance gains for the ROG Ally, its Steam Deck competitor. Now one of many AMD Ryzen 7 7840U-derived gaming handhelds, the ROG Ally failed to reach its potential at various wattages with early software. A new firmware update has brought upwards of 20% performance gains, putting it on par with the AYA NEO 2S, another Zen 4 and RDNA 3-based gaming handheld.
AYA NEO 2S and GEEK 1S pre-orders open with AMD Ryzen 7 7840U APUs
AYA NEO is now selling the AYA NEO 2S and GEEK 1S, its first AMD Ryzen 7 7840U-based gaming handhelds. Available in various memory configurations and colours, the pair should start shipping in under two month's time.
Analyst reveals new colour options for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5
Analyst Ross Young has provided more details about the colour options Samsung has created for the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5. While the pair are expected to share a few options, there will be more colours available for the Galaxy Z Flip5 than the Galaxy Z Fold5.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra: European retailers reveal lower than rumoured pricing
Two European retailers have listed the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, Xiaomi's current premier smartphone. While leakers alleged that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra would launch in Europe for €1,499, both retailers point to much lower pricing, as little as the Xiaomi 13 Pro.
Honor 90: New mid-range smartphone arrives with 200 MP camera and 1200p display
The Honor 90 builds on last year's Honor 80, although it is closer to the Honor 90 Pro in some areas. Equipped with a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset, the Honor 90 also has a 1200p AMOLED display, a 200 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery
Honor 90 Pro debuts with 200 MP camera and Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 at mid-range prices
Honor has presented two new smartphones today in its home market today, one of which being the Honor 90 Pro. While the smartphone shares some features with its predecessor, it also has a new camera set-up, among other changes.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12T Pro to launch with 144 Hz display and new Dimensity 8200 Ultra chip
Xiaomi is preparing to release the Redmi Note 12T Pro, a new mid-range smartphone. Not only has the company revealed the device's release date, but it has also revealed various specifications following a Geekbench appearance.
Early design of Redmi K60 Ultra and Xiaomi 13T Pro shown
A leaker has revealed what this year's Redmi K60 Ultra and Xiaomi 13T Pro will look like. Both due towards the tail end of 2023, the pair are expected to launch with 144 Hz displays and MediaTek Dimensity 9200 Plus chipsets, among other features.
ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD: New 49-inch gaming monitor arrives with 144 Hz, 1,000 nit and QD-OLED panel
With the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD, ASUS has unveiled another ultra-wide gaming monitor. Offered with a 32:9 aspect ratio, the ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD has a QD-OLED panel that achieves 1,000 nits peak brightness with a 1440p resolution and a 144 Hz refresh rate. The gaming monitor also has a USB Type-C port that supports 90 W charging via USB Power Delivery, among other features.
GPD Pocket 3 clone arrives with Intel Alder Lake-N processor and convertible design
YSJ MiniPC has released an Intel Alder Lake-N backed mini-laptop. Also equipped with an 8-inch IPS display, the device is orderable with up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 2 TB of storage.
Olimex debuts ESP32-SBC-FabGL as new single-board computer with FabGL support for €15
The ESP32-SBC-FabGL is Olimex's new single-board computer, a 100 x 65 mm device that features an ESP32-WROVER dual-core chip and various connectors. The ESP32-SBC-FabGL will be available in June for just €15, too.
FIVEberry: New SBC arrives with RISC-V processor for industrial uses
ARIES Embedded has introduced the FIVEberry, a RISC-V-based single-board computer. Available from €119, the FIVEberry has plenty of I/O and ships with Yocto Linux BSP, among other features.
Garmin rolls out new beta update for Fenix 6, Enduro, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta smartwatches with trimmed changelog
Garmin has rolled out a new beta update for Fenix 6 series smartwatches and its counterparts. Curiously, Beta Version 25.89 contains fewer changes than its predecessor, with Garmin removing 17 bug fixes that it included in Beta Version 25.88.
LG Gram SuperSlim: New ultra-thin laptop debuts in Europe for €1,699
LG is now selling the Gram SuperSlim in Europe, following the lightweight laptop's release in the US. While the Gram SuperSlim weighs under a kilo, LG still includes a bright OLED display, a 60 Wh battery, and a powerful Intel Raptor Lake-P processor.
Motorola Razr 40: Last-gen mid-range Qualcomm chipset headed to new foldable
Motorola is edging ever nearer to releasing the Razr 40, one of two forthcoming clamshell foldables by the company. Both due on June 1, a recent Geekbench listing appears to confirm the Razr 40's reliance on an outdated Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, as well as up to 12 GB of RAM.
Xiaomi Redmi G27 series launches as new gaming monitors with 1080p and 1440p resolutions
The Xiaomi Redmi G27 and Redmi G27Q have arrived in China, both with 27-inch and 165 Hz panels. Xiaomi distinguishes the pair in a few areas though, including I/O and native resolution.
DJI Air 3: Details and early video of new drone leak
Early signs of the DJI Air 3 have surfaced online, tipped to be the company's next sub-500g drone. Not only have DJI Air 3 photos emerged, but so has a short video of a beta unit.
Beelink GTR7 and GTR7 Pro now available with AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS and Ryzen 9 7940HS
The Beelink GTR7 series is now orderable with AMD Zen 4 Phoenix APUs. Available from US$750, the GTR7 series comes in GTR7 and GTR7 Pro flavours with Ryzen 7 7840HS and Ryzen 9 7940HS processors.
Anbernic RG Nano: Official details revealed for new gaming handheld
Anbernic has lifted the lid on the RG Nano, its next miniature gaming handheld. Smaller than a Dreamcast VMU, the Anbernic RG Nano will still feature full gamepad controls and a relatively large display considering its diminutive form factor.
Microsoft releases Windows 11 Backup App with macOS Time Machine leanings
Microsoft has released a preview version of a dedicated backup app for Windows 11. Currently, the app can perform an almost complete backup of all apps, settings and user data. Theoretically, the new app should simplify the process of restoring an installation or moving to a new Windows computer.
ASUS Zenfone 10: Company hints at US pricing and release window
ASUS is asking for support from fans to optimise the camera system of the forthcoming Zenfone 10. The company will give away three Zenfone 10 handsets as a reward. Arguably, ASUS's T&Cs are of greater interest, because they hint at the Zenfone 10's US retail price and release window.
AOC AGON Q24G2A/BK: New compact gaming monitor arrives packing QHD and 165 Hz visuals
The AGON Q24G2A/BK is AOC's latest small gaming monitor. Equipped with a 23.8-inch IPS panel, the AOC AGON Q24G2A/BK combines a native 1440p resolution with a 165 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response times (GtG). The new gaming monitor has a three-sided frameless bezel design too, among other features.
CIVI 3 launches as new mid-range option with several firsts for Xiaomi
With the CIVI 3, Xiaomi has created a new mid-range model that is available with more memory than many flagships. Not only is the CIVI 3 also the first smartphone to launch with the Dimensity 8200 Ultra, but it is also Xiaomi's first smartphone with a 4K selfie camera.
Garmin Epix 2 Pro: Dutch retailer reveals new features for upcoming smartwatches
Garmin is edging ever nearer to launching the Epix 2 Pro series, one of two upcoming flagship smartwatch launches. Now, a Dutch retailer has listed one of Garmin's various Epix 2 Pro models, confirming several new features in the process.
Early OnePlus 12 details surface with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and camera upgrades
Details about a OnePlus 12 engineering prototype have emerged online, courtesy of a renowned leaker. Purportedly, OnePlus is targeting camera upgrades for its next-generation flagship, as well as the adoption of Qualcomm's future Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra to launch in Europe at unexpectedly high starting price
Initial indications from a reliable leaker suggest that Xiaomi will pitch the Xiaomi 13 Ultra among this year's most expensive smartphones when it launches globally. Supposedly, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will retail in Europe for nearly 90% more than in China, with a 75% uplift for the reputed sole 512 GB variant.
Funnyplaying Retro Pixel Pocket: New Game Boy Pocket lookalike debuts with Allwinner A64 chipset
The Retro Pixel Pocket is a new 3-inch gaming handheld with a minimalist aesthetic. Designed by Funnyplaying to look like a Game Boy Pocket, the Retro Pixel Pocket utilises an Allwinner A64 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and a 720p display, among other features.
UDOO Vision X5 and Vision X7 arrive as Raspberry Pi alternatives with Intel x86 processors and Windows support
UDOO is now selling the Vision X5 and Vision X7, a pair of single-board computers (SBCs) powered by Intel processors. Also equipped with Windows, the pair should be suitable for Edge AI applications.
Beepberry launches as mini Linux computer with Raspberry Pi boards and a BlackBerry keyboard
SQFMI is now selling the BeepBerry, its latest open-source gadget. Based around a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller, the BeepBerry also has a BlackBerry Q20-derived keyboard and a 2.7-inch display.
New Powkiddy RK2023 gaming handheld arrives with Wi-Fi connectivity
Powkiddy has refreshed the RK2023, its Rockchip RK3566-based gaming handheld. Equipped with 1 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 3.5-inch display, the Powkiddy RK2023 is now also available with Wi-Fi connectivity, plus a new black colourway.
AMD Radeon RX 7600: Mid-range graphics card launches with performance to beat NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
AMD has announced the Radeon RX 7600, a US$269 mid-range graphics card designed for 1080p gaming. Based around the RDNA 3 architecture and with 32 CUDA cores, the Radeon RX 7600 is said to outperform the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 while offering modern features like AV1 encoding, DisplayPort 2.1 and HDMI 2.1.
Xiaomi Redmi Pad 2 leaks with curious downgrades
Details about a new Redmi-branded tablet have surfaced online. Dubbed the Redmi Pad 2, the tablet is said to adopt the Snapdragon 680 chipset, among other features.
Samsung Smart Monitor M8: Release window, pricing, features and availability confirmed for 2023 refresh
Samsung has confirmed when it will start selling its next-generation Smart Monitor M8 series. Arriving in two sizes, Samsung's M80C monitors will be available in several colour options, all with 4K and 400 cd/㎡ panels.
New Samsung Smart Monitor M5 monitors launching next month from US$279.99
Samsung has shared details about new Smart Monitor M5 series monitors. Launching as the M50C, the series will be available in 27-inch and 32-inch sizes, starting at US$279.99.
Samsung reveals new Smart Monitor M7 series monitors with 4K panels
Samsung has confirmed when it will start selling the M70C series, a new pair of Smart Monitor M7 monitors. Launching alongside the M50C and M80C, the M70C combines 4K and 60 Hz panels with various smart features.
Garmin Epix 2 Pro and Fenix 7 Pro series European prices leak alongside release date
A renowned leaker has shared new details about the Epix 2 Pro and Fenix 7 Pro series. Apparently not available until mid-June, Garmin will likely announce the pair slightly earlier. Full European pricing for all models has leaked too.
Xiaomi Redmi Book 14 launches with unexpectedly outdated Intel processors
Xiaomi has presented the Redmi Book 14 in China, where it has launched with a 2.8K and 120 Hz display. Available with a choice of two Intel Alder Lake-H series processors, the 1.37 kg laptop also has LPDDR5 RAM and PCIe 4.0 storage, among other features.
Garmin Approach S70 arrives with new functionality and AMOLED displays
Garmin has presented the Approach S70, a successor to last year's Approach S62. Launching in two sizes, the Approach S70 has an AMOLED display regardless of whether you choose the 42 mm or 47 mm variants, and has many golfing-focused features.
Redmi Watch 3 Youth Edition: Xiaomi debuts expected Redmi Watch 3 Lite with 1.83-inch display
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Watch 3 Youth Edition, a large smartwatch that is expected to launch globally as the Redmi Watch 3 Lite. The Watch 3 Youth Edition starts at CNY 399 (~US$57) and comes in two colours.
Amazon Fire Max 11 launches with keyboard case, fingerprint sensor and stylus
Amazon has introduced the Fire Max 11, its latest tablet. The Fire Max 11 is the company's most powerful, largest and priciest tablet to date, which is also available with optional keyboard and stylus accessories.
New Chuwi LarkBox X 2023 debuts with price cut but worse performance than predecessor
Chuwi has announced a new version in its LarkBox X lineup. Sold as the LarkBox X 2023, the new model is half the price of its predecessor. However, it also features downgraded performance, double the storage and faster Ethernet ports.
CIVI 3 to launch as first Xiaomi smartphone with 4K selfie camera
Xiaomi has confirmed that the CIVI 3 will contain a first for the company. Until now, Xiaomi has skimped on the front-facing cameras it has offered in its smartphones, even flagship models. Starting with the CIVI 3, Xiaomi will match the likes of Apple and Samsung by offering a 4K selfie camera.
Intel NUC 13 Pro Vivid Canyon launches with Core i7-1360P in small metal case
Intel has presented the NUC 13 Pro Vivid Canyon, also known as the Intel NUC 13 Pro Desk Edition. Based around a powerful mini-PC with a Raptor Lake processor that has 12 cores, the NUC 13 Pro Vivid Canyon also has Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, among other features.
AMD Radeon RX 7600 to undercut NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 with European and US pricing
European and US pricing has surfaced online for the upcoming Radeon RX 7600, AMD's next-generation mid-range graphics card. Based on the Navi 33 XL GPU, the Radeon RX 7600 will arrive for less than the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060.
Apple iPhone 16 Ultra shows itself as tallest iPhone to date
Apple is months out from releasing the iPhone 15 series. In the meantime, first renders of the iPhone 16 Ultra have emerged, courtesy of leaked CAD data. Purportedly, the iPhone 16 Ultra will feature a 6.9-inch display, which would make it the tallest iPhone ever.
Lemur Pro: System76 refreshes Linux laptop with Intel Raptor Lake-U series processors
SYstem76 is now selling Intel Raptor Lake-U series versions of the Lemur Pro, a 14.1-inch laptop running Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Available from US$1,149, the new Lemur Pro also has a large battery, modern I/O and a 1080p display.
Garmin Fenix 7 Pro, Fenix 7S Pro and Fenix 7X Pro pricing leaks for Solar Edition models
Garmin is preparing to release new flagship smartwatches under the auspices of the Fenix 7 series. All arriving within the next weeks with 'Pro' monikers, the Fenix 7 Pro, Fenix 7S Pro and Fenix 7X Pro will also be joined by accompanying Solar and Sapphire Solar models. In the meantime, pricing has surfaced online for Solar models, courtesy of a retailer.
Intel NUC 13 Rugged: Bravo Canyon mini-PCs leak with Alder Lake-N processors
Intel NUC 13 Rugged is a series of upcoming mini-PCs powered by Alder Lake-N processors. Designed for 24/7 deployment, Intel NUC 13 Rugged machines are expected to 'be priced extremely competitively'.
MINISFORUM UM790 Pro goes on sale with AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS and Radeon 780M
MINISFORUM is now selling the UM790 Pro, an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS-powered mini-PC available with up to 64 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD. The MINISFORUM UM790 Pro also features plenty of expansion options and should be powerful enough to play modern games thanks to its Radeon 780M iGPU.
Apple Watch owners report green display tint issue after watchOS 9.5 update
Apple released watchOS 9.5 a few days ago with various bug fixes and a new themed watch face. However, the update also introduces a green display tint for some models, Watch SE, Watch Series 8 and Watch Ultra included.
Xiaomi CIVI 3 design, cameras, display and colour options revealed in new teasers
Xiaomi has now confirmed when it will debut the CIVI 3, a possible candidate for a future Xiaomi 14 Lite. Not only will the CIVI 3 feature a few upgrades from last year's CIVI 2, but it will also come in several eye-catching colour options.
Garmin Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches receive battery drain fix in new Beta Version 13.19 update
Garmin is rolling out a long-awaited battery drain fix for the Fenix 7 series and its counterparts. Available as Beta Version 13.19, the update also contains several other bug fixes and an improvement from its predecessor.
Motorola Razr 40 Ultra: Cheaper than expected pricing and North American name change emerge
Fresh information about the Razr 40 Ultra has surfaced, only a few days before the foldable's official release. According to new reports, Motorola will sell the Razr 40 Ultra under a different name in the US, where it may also be available at a comparatively lower list price than in other countries.
Hackboard 2: Intel x86-based SBC launches with Celeron N4020
Hackboard is now shipping the Hackboard 2, an Intel Celeron N4020-powered single-board computer. The Hackboard 2 starts with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage and is 2.5 years in the making.
Garmin rolls out bug fixes to Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix Delta, Quatix 6 and Marq smartwatches in new beta update
Garmin is now offering Beta Version 25.86 to Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix Delta, Quatix 6 and Marq series smartwatches. The new beta update focuses on addressing bugs found in Beta Version 25.85 and is only available to download manually.
DJI Matrice 350 RTK arrives as new enterprise drone with 55-minute flight times
DJI has announced the Matrice 350 RTK, its latest enterprise drone. The Matrice 350 RTK features several upgrades over the Matrice 300 RTK but retains its predecessor's 55-minute flight times.
Honor Magic Vs launches in UK with £200 discount
Honor has brought the Magic Vs to the UK, where it starts at £1,399. However, Honor is offering a £200 discount on early orders, among other bonuses.
Pixel Buds Pro: Google rumoured to bring Pixel 7 Pro functionality to flagship earbuds
According to reports, Google is preparing to bring multiple new features to the Pixel Buds Pro. Rolling out in the next few months, the Pixel Buds Pro is rumoured to gain Clear Calling, among other new technologies.
Leaker provides details about new Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra camera update
According to a renowned leaker, Samsung has finalised a camera-focused update for its most recent flagship smartphones. Starting next month, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra should be capable of shooting portraits at 2x zoom, among other changes.
OnePlus Pad finally launches in Europe and UK markets
OnePlus is now selling the OnePlus Pad in Europe and the UK, nearly three months after debuting the tablet. Initially, OnePlus will include a SUPERVOOC 65W power adapter with orders, and a 30% discount code for a OnePlus Magnetic Keyboard.
OnePlus Fold and Oppo Find N3 specifications surface for new flagship foldables
OnePlus and Oppo are likely a few months away from introducing their OnePlus Fold and Oppo Find N3 foldable smartphones. Nonetheless, 91mobiles claims to have received numerous details about both smartphones, with one being the global version of the other.
Google Pixel 7a outshines Pixel 7 Pro in durability test
JerryRigEverything has subjected the Pixel 7a to his infamous durability test. Surprisingly, the cheapest Pixel 7 series model holds up better than the Pixel 7 Pro, which failed the YouTuber's bend test.
New Valve Steam Deck display debuts boasting improved colour accuracy and 1200p resolution
The company behind the F(x)tec Pro1-X has developed a new display option for the Valve Steam Deck. Dubbed the DeckHD, the 7-inch IPS display outputs at 1200p (WUXGA) with improved colour accuracy. FX Technology will sell the DeckHD for US$99, which also has an anti-glare coating and offers 400 nits peak brightness.
Huawei MatePad Air debuts with 144 Hz display and Snapdragon 888 chipset
The MatePad Air is one of two tablets that Huawei has presented today in its home market. The MatePad Air features a Snapdragon 888 chipset and has a technically impressive IPS display that operates at 2.8K with a 144 Hz native variable refresh rate, among other features.
Grand Theft Auto VI: Take-Two CEO confirms the release of 'several groundbreaking titles' in early 2024 and 2025
Take-Two's CEO has dropped a heavy hint about the release window for new games. Apparently, the company hopes to launch 'several groundbreaking titles' between April 2024 and March 2025, fuelling speculation about the arrival of Grand Theft Auto VI.
Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 receive another Release Candidate update with bug fixes
Garmin is inching towards offering new stable updates for the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 series. In the meantime, the company has introduced Beta Version 15.19 for smartwatches enrolled on its Beta Program. Beta Version 15.19 introduces a couple of bug fixes for the pair that prevented Beta Version 15.17 from reaching stable status.
Garmin brings over a dozen bug fixes to Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches with new beta update
Garmin has rolled out Beta Version 13.18 to Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches. While previous beta builds only made a few changes to the flagship smartwatches, Beta Version 13.18 introduces over a dozen bug fixes for various outstanding issues.
Anbernic RG Nano: Micro gaming handheld leaks ahead of release
Anbernic is preparing to release the RG Nano, a tiny gaming handheld built around the Allwinner K3S chipset. The Anbernic RG Nano will also have a miniature display and is rumoured to cost about US$70, including shipping.
Huawei introduces MateBook E 2023 as Microsoft Surface Pro competitor with 120 Hz OLED display
Huawei has announced a 2023 version of the MateBook E, a 2-in-1 with a built-in kickstand and a detachable keyboard. Firmly a Surface Pro rival, the Huawei MateBook E 2023 features a 12.6-inch OLED display running at 120 Hz, a 42 Wh battery and a choice between two Intel Alder Lake-U series processors.
AMD Radeon RX 7600 specifications leak with same VRAM as NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti series
AMD is a few days away from bringing the Radeon RX 7600 series to market, likely to combat NVIDIA's new trio of mid-range graphics cards. In the meantime, various specifications for the entry-level Radeon RX 7600 have now leaked online, which also hint at the existence of the Radeon RX 7600 XT.
Carl Pei discusses reasoning behind flagship Snapdragon chip usage on Nothing Phone (2)
Carl Pei has commented on the chipset that will power the Nothing Phone (2), a few days after a Geekbench listing of the device surfaced online. Not only has the Nothing CEO confirmed the switch to a flagship chipset, he has also explained the reasoning behind the decision.
Xiaomi and MediaTek collaborate to deliver new Dimensity 8200 Ultra chipset in CIVI 3
Xiaomi has begun teasing the CIVI 3, the fourth model in the CIVI series. While launch details remain a mystery, Xiaomi has confirmed that the CIVI 3 will be the first smartphone to feature the Dimensity 8200 Ultra, a new MediaTek chipset with improved imaging capabilities.
New NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 leak reveals modest performance gains over existing RTX 3060
The GeForce RTX 4060 is on the horizon, with NVIDIA also set to release two RTX 4060 Ti models soon. In the meantime, initial performance numbers for the RTX 4060 have emerged, pitting the AD107-based graphics card against the RTX 2060 and RTX 3060. Official RTX 4060 specifications have surfaced too.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti official pricing, specifications and performance leak for new 8 GB and 16 GB VRAM models
NVIDIA is on the verge of launching the RTX 4060 Ti series, consisting of 8 GB and 16 GB VRAM variants. While US$100 will separate the pair, they will feature the same GPU, memory subsystem and TGP.
HTC U23 Pro debuts as new midrange option with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and 120 Hz OLED display
HTC has revealed the U23 Pro in its home market, where it is available with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The U23 Pro relies on the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, a 4,600 mAh battery, and a 108 MP primary camera, among other features.
Analogue Duo: Pre-order date announced for retro games console
Analogue has confirmed new pricing and availability for the Analogue Duo. Launching later this week, the Analogue Duo will be available in two colour options for US$249.99.
SZDiiER D-007: Powkiddy RGB20S lookalike debuts as new budget gaming handheld for US$66
Little known company SZDiiER has started selling the D-007, a compact gaming handheld that clearly takes inspiration from the Powkiddy RGB20S. Accordingly, the SZDiiER D-007 relies on a Rockchip RK3326 SoC and has a 3.5-inch IPS display, among other features.
Intel Processor N100 mini-PCs start arriving in ultra-compact housings
The likes of Topton have started offering 72 x 72 x 45 mm mini-PCs based on the Intel Processor N100. Starting at US$163, the Topton M6S also has plenty of connectivity and upgradeable storage courtesy of an M.2 2242 slot.
Beats Studio Buds Plus debuts with hardware upgrades and optional transparent design
Apple has announced the Beats Studio Buds Plus, a successor to the Beats Studio Buds. While the newer model looks a lot like the existing Beats Studio Buds, Apple has integrated numerous hardware changes to improve audio quality and immersion.
Telly: Ultimate free television upgrade for the living room debuts with privacy concerns
The co-founder of Pluto TV has announced Telly, a service that provides a free 4K Smart TV for your personal data. Telly will debut later this year in the US, with half a million units to be shipped before 2024.
Xiaomi Redmi Book 14 teasers confirm 2.8K and 120 Hz display with powerful Intel Raptor Lake processors
Xiaomi has outlined details about a forthcoming Redmi Book online. Arriving next week as the Redmi Book 14, the laptop will contain a 2.8K and 120 Hz display, 45 W processors from Intel's Raptor Lake generation and twin M.2 2280 slots, among other features.
Google refreshes Google Home with Wear OS and web updates, revised iOS version with Matter support to follow
Google continues to integrate more functionality into its Google Home app. Not only has the company added a light colour picker to the Wear OS app, but it also enabled Talk and Listen functionality on its web app. Additionally, the company will soon offer Matter support within the Google Home iOS app.
DJI Matrice 350 RTK: Details of M300 RTK drone successor leak before launch
DJI is preparing to release a new industrial drone, with the company having scheduled a launch event for May 18. In the meantime, various leakers have shared details about the drone, which will debut as the Matrice 350 RTK or M350 RTK.
Banana Pi releases BPI-Centi-S3 as new developer board with small display for under US$15
Banana Pi is now selling the BPI-Centi-S3, a developer board powered by an ESP32-S3 microcontroller. Available for under US$15, the BPI-Centi-S3 has a 1.9-inch display, a USB 2.0 Type-C port and expansion options.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro earbuds to gain heightened transparency mode with next update
Samsung has finalised a revision to the transparency mode it offers with the Galaxy Buds2 Pro. Soon, the flagship earbuds will provide more control over it amplifies ambient noise, which Samsung will enable via a new firmware update.
Logitech G Cloud arrives in Europe and UK for nearly as much as the Steam Deck
Logitech has announced European and UK pricing for the G Cloud, its 7-inch gaming handheld based on the Snapdragon 720G. Despite always having the G Cloud on sale in the US, Logitech has decided to sell the device for about as much as a Steam Deck in Europe and the UK.
Razr 40 Ultra: New leak details cover display versatility as Motorola confirms global launch
Motorola has now confirmed the global launch date for its next-generation foldable smartphones. Rumoured to be the Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra, the pair have now been seen in more leaked official images showcasing the utility of the latter's huge cover display.
Apple tipped to debut new triple-stacked 48 MP camera on cheaper iPhone 15 models
According to a new report, Apple will release all iPhone 15 models with 48 MP primary cameras. Reputedly, the basic iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will receive a new triple-stacked camera sensor aimed at capturing more light to improve image quality.
Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W: New budget gaming monitor looms with 240 Hz refresh rate
Philips is on the verge of releasing the Evnia 25M2N3200W, a 24.5-inch gaming monitor with a 240 Hz refresh rate and a 1080p native resolution. The Evnia 25M2N3200W will be available later this month in multiple markets, including in the Eurozone for €219.
Garmin pushes more changes to Venu 2 series with new Beta Version 13.14 update
Garmin has issued a new beta build for the Venu 2 series. Rolling out as Beta Version 13.14, the update contains ANT+ improvements, as well as bug fixes and other changes.
Philips Evnia 25M2N5200P: New gaming monitor arriving soon with 280 Hz refresh rate and USB hub
Philips continues to expand its Evnia gaming monitor. The Evnia 25M2N5200P has a fast IPS panel with 1 ms response times that also delivers 400 nits peak brightness. Philips combines the bright panel with a 280 Hz refresh rate and numerous ports, among other features.
Wear OS 4 to bring golf, health and animated tile upgrades to Google Pixel Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch5 series
Apparently, Google has developed more innovations for Wear OS 4 than it initially announced. Not only will this year's update bring cloud backups to the Wear OS platform, but it will also introduce animated tiles, plus various gold and health-focused improvements.
Google rolls out new fix to combat Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series battery and overheating issues
Google has now confirmed that server issues were the reason behind some Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series units overheating and experiencing excessive battery drain. Google has pushed changes to the Google app remotely, with no end-user action required.
FriendlyELEC NanoPC-T6 starts from US$100 with Rockchip RK3588 SBC and up to 16 GB RAM
FriendlyELEC is now selling the NanoPC-T6, its latest single-board computer. The NanoPC-T6 features the Rockchip RK3588, which FriendlyELEC complements with 4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM. The FriendlyELEC NanoPC-T6 is available from US$100 with plenty of ports and expansion options.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 receives US$450 in savings with new deal
Amazon US has taken US$450 off the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 in a new deal. Bringing the foldable down to as little as US$1,349.99, the deal also takes US$450 off 512 GB variants.
DJI ready to unleash 'flagship upgrade' with Fully Powered to Forge Ahead drone launch event announcement
DJI has announced another drone-related launch event. Billed as a 'flagship upgrade', the new drone is likely a successor to the Matrice 300 RTK that DJI revealed in 2020.
Motorola Razr 40 Ultra: Future Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 alternative shown in press shots
Motorola will soon release the Razr 40 Ultra, getting the jump on Samsung with its upcoming Galaxy Z Flip5. Motorola is only a few weeks away from releasing the Razr 40 Ultra, ahead of which a high-profile leaker has published numerous press shots online showcasing the device in all its expected launch colours.
Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro receive important update to address Bluetooth vulnerability
Huawei has released a new firmware update for the global versions of the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro. While firmware version 220.127.116.11 does not introduce any new features to the Watch 3 series, Huawei has patched a vulnerability that circumvented the Bluetooth pairing process.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti coming with 16 GB VRAM, 165 W TGP and PCIe 4.0 x8 connectivity
VideoCardz claims to have obtained more information about the forthcoming GeForce RTX 4060 Ti. Purportedly, NVIDIA plans to bring an abundance of VRAM to its next mid-range graphics card, which will also be joined with a TGP bump.
Garmin Fenix 7 Pro, Fenix 7S Pro and Fenix 7X Pro leak in Solar and Sapphire Solar variants
Garmin is on the verge of releasing new Fenix 7 series models with 'Pro' monikers. Based on an extensive leak, Garmin will introduce the Fenix 7 Pro, Fenix 7S Pro and Fenix 7X Pro within the next few weeks, all with Solar and Sapphire Solar variants.
Garmin Epix 2 Pro series revealed in official images with cheaper than rumoured starting price
A new leak has showcased the Epix 2 Pro series, which Garmin is expected to release within a few weeks. Building on earlier rumours, the leak confirms that the Epix 2 Pro series will be available in three sizes and with dedicated sapphire glass variants. The Epix 2 Pro series is rumoured to start at €900, €50 less than was previously assumed.
Garmin Approach S70: New golf smartwatch leaks in two sizes
According to a renowned leaker, Garmin is only a few weeks away from refreshing its golf smartwatch offering. Soon, the company will introduce the Approach S70, a successor to the Approach S62 that will come in two sizes and multiple colourways.
Banana Pi BPI-W3: New single-board computer launches with major changes from original showcase
Banana Pi has finally started selling the BPI-W3, an SBC based around the Rockchip RK3588 with 8 GB of RAM. However, the BPI-W3 has received a major redesign since last year's preview, with Banana Pi including a system-on-module and an M.2 Key M slot, among other changes.
Garmin Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 receive bug fixes before new stable update
Garmin has released another Release Candidate for the Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965, two of its latest smartwatches. Rolling out now, Beta Version 4.17 is likely the last beta build before Garmin releases a new stable update for the Forerunner 265 and the Forerunner 965.
Garmin releases new Fenix 7 beta update with PulseOx bug fix
Garmin has released Beta Version 13.17 for the Fenix 7 series and various other smartwatches. Rolling out just after Beta Version 13.16 arrived, the latest beta build addresses several bugs, including one that caused PulseOx to stop working.
Orange Pi 5 Plus: Rockchip RK3588 SBC debuts from US$89 with dual 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet and HDMI 2.1 connectivity
The Orange Pi 5 Plus is the third and latest member in the Orange Pi 5 series. Equipped with a Rockchip RK3588 chipset, the Orange Pi 5 Plus also comes with up to 16 GB of RAM, plenty of ports and multiple storage methods.
Acer Predator XB323KRV: 32-inch gaming monitor revealed with 600 nit panel
A Taiwanese retailer has shared details about the Predator XB323KRV, a forthcoming Acer gaming monitor with a high resolution and fast IPS panel. The Predator XB323KRV will also feature plenty of ports and DisplayHDR 600 certification.
Amazfit GTR 4 smartwatch receives workout upgrades and AI chatbot functionality with new update
Zepp has added artificial intelligence to the Amazfit GTR 4 in a bid to optimise workouts. The smartwatch's latest update, firmware version 18.104.22.168, also contains other changes aimed at further improving workouts.
ASUS ROG Ally: Pre-orders open with cheaper AMD Ryzen Z1 model to follow
ASUS is now selling the ROG Ally, its first gaming handheld. For now, the ROG Ally only comes in its most expensive Ryzen Z1 Extreme trim. A Ryzen Z1 model is on its way, but not until Q3 2023 at the earliest.
Google Pixel 6a receives permanent price cut following Pixel 7a release
Google has silently cut the price of the Pixel 6a after revealing the Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold and the Pixel Tablet. The price appears to be a new fixed price for Google's cheapest smartphone, likely to distinguish it from the company's new mid-range offering.
Android 14 Beta 2 lands on over 20 devices
Google has released the second Android 14 Beta following yesterday's I/O 2023 keynote. Android 14 Beta 2 is available across numerous devices from iQOO, Lenovo, Nothing, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Vivo and Xiaomi, unlike its Pixel-exclusive predecessors.
Fairphone debuts Fairbuds XL as new sustainable over-ear headphones with premium features
Fairphone has presented the Fairbuds XL, a new pair of over-ear headphones centred around repairability and sustainability. The Fairbuds XL supports Qualcomm aptX HD, ANC, Bluetooth Multipoint and is rated for up to 26 hours of battery life with ANC enabled. The Fairbuds XL is already orderable in multiple markets in black or green colourways.
Logitech MX Keys S: Design, pricing and release window for new wireless keyboard leak
According to a reliable leaker, Logitech will announce both the MX Anywhere 3S wireless mouse and MX Keys S wireless keyboard next month. The same leaker has also revealed the latter's design, key features and US pricing.
Huawei P60 Pro: Global model shines in DxOMark camera tests
DxOMark has published detailed analysis of the P60 Pro and its flagship-worthy cameras. With 48 MP primary, 48 MP telephoto and 13 MP ultra-wide-angle lenses, the P60 Pro currently offers the best rear-facing camera array of any smartphone released to date, Find X6 Pro, Magic5 Pro Pixel 7 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max included.
Honor Band 7: Affordable fitness tracker launches in Europe and UK with OLED display
Honor has now launched the Band 7 in Europe and the UK. The Honor Band 7 has a large OLED display, and is compatible with most Android smartphones or iPhones. The fitness tracker provides 5 ATM water resistance too, among other features.
Xiaomi unveils Mi TV ES Pro 90-inch Smart TV with 144 Hz, 1,000 nit and HDMI 2.1 VRR panel
Xiaomi has introduced the Mi TV ES Pro 90-inch, a new flagship in its Mi TV ES Pro range. Spanning 90-inches and with a 98-inch screen-to-body ratio, the new Mi TV ES Pro delivers a native 4K image with a 144 Hz refresh rate, 1,000 nits peak brightness and HDMI 2.1 connectivity, among other features.
Sony Xperia 10 V: Minor refresh arrives in resplendent colourways
Sony has introduced the Xperia 10 V, a new mid-range smartphone based on the same Snapdragon 695 chipset as its predecessor. The Xperia 10 V retains its predecessor's 60 Hz OLED display too, but features a new 48 primary camera.
GPD G1: World's smallest eGPU arrives with OcuLink and AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT
GPD is now offering its G1, which it claims is the world's smallest eGPU. The GPD G1 relies on the AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT with OcuLink and USB4 ports for connecting compatible devices.
GPD Win Max 2 2023 launches with AMD Phoenix APU and other upgrades
GPD is now taking orders for a 2023 refresh of the Win Max 2. As expected, the Win Max 2 2023 features AMD Phoenix APUs, faster RAM and an OcuLink port for connecting eGPUs. Prices start at US$799 or US$1,049 for Ryzen 7 7840U models.
Sony Xperia 1 V: New flagship debuts for nearly US$1,400 with first Exmor T stacked camera sensor
Sony has lifted the lid on the Xperia 1 V, one of two smartphones the company has introduced today. Launched alongside the Xperia 10 V, the Xperia 1 V offers various improvements over the outgoing Xperia 1 IV, such as a new 48 MP primary camera and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Pre-orders will open next month in most markets but for more than comparable versions of the iPhone 14 Pro Max or Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Google showcases Wear OS 4 with battery life improvements and user data backup functionality
Google has revealed Wear OS 4, despite its Wear OS 3 rollout remaining incomplete. The first Wear OS update in two years, Wear OS 4 will ship with battery life improvements and backup/restore functionality, among other changes. Wear OS 4 is likely to debut in the Pixel Watch 2 and the Galaxy Watch6 series.
Google Pixel Fold debuts with 48 MP triple camera and Tensor G2 chipset
Google has showcased the Pixel Fold, the first foldable smartphone for the company. Built around a 7.6-inch foldable display, the Pixel Fold also has a 5.8-inch cover display, a Google Tensor G2 chipset and a 48 MP triple rear-facing camera set up, among other features.
Google Pixel Tablet launches in three colours with Nest Hub-like charging dock
Google has introduced the Pixel Tablet, a 10.95-inch tablet based on the Tensor G2 chipset. The Pixel Tablet also has 8 GB of RAM, a choice between two storage options and a 27 Wh battery. At launch, Google offers the Pixel Tablet in three colour options with colour-matching charging docks.
Mobvoi comments on Wear OS 3 availability and beta testing for TicWatch E3 and TicWatch Pro 3 smartwatches
Mobvoi has now provided some clarity about the state of Wear OS 3 across its TicWatch smartwatch series. While the company hoped to start rolling out the OS update last summer, it is only now getting around to commencing Wear OS 3 beta testing.
Sony Xperia 1 V: Alleged promotional images showcase camera specifications before global reveal
Sony is preparing to launch the Xperia 1 V globally soon, having scheduled a global showcase on May 11. However, numerous details about the flagship's cameras may have leaked online, detailing Sony's new Exmor T sensor.
Huawei Mate X3: Company confirms European pricing north of €2,000 for Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Fold5 rival
Huawei has confirmed European pricing for the Mate X3, the company's flagship foldable. Arguably more advanced than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, the Mate X3 has a high price to match.
AYN LOKI series sheds model variants ahead of release
AYN Technologies has revised plans for its LOKI gaming handheld series. Previously, the company hoped to deliver seven models consisting of two Intel SKUs and five AMD options. However, the company claims that limited demand has forced it to abandon three SKUs, including all Intel models.
Samsung confirms new camera features headed to Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ulrt with next firmware update
Samsung has detailed more camera refinements for the Galaxy S23 series, which will be headed to all models. Apparently, the option of choosing 2x portrait zoom will soon return, as will fixes for issues viewing HDR shots in the stock gallery app.
Motorola Razr 40 looks like Galaxy Z Flip4 in leaked promotional images
Motorola will soon release the Razr 40 Ultra, its likely alternative to this year's Galaxy Z Flip5. However, leaked promotional images have confirmed Motorola's intention to offer a cheaper foldable by way of the Razr 40. Mimicking the design of the Galaxy Z Flip4, the Razr 40 will be available in at least three colours with textured finishes.
Samsung to bring passive irregular heart rate detection to Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch6 series
Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Watch6 series will be its first smartwatch capable of warning people of an irregular heart rate without manually performing an electrocardiogram (ECG). The company hopes to bring the same functionality to all smartwatches running One UI 5 Watch, spanning the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 series.
Garmin brings bug fixes to Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches via new beta update
Garmin has published Beta Version 13.16 for Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches, a week after debuting its predecessor. Beta Version 13.16 should fix several outstanding bugs and updates translations across Garmin's operating system.
Huawei Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro debut with design upgrades, ECG capabilities and skin temperature sensors
Huawei has introduced the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro, its latest flagship smartwatches. Both feature several exciting features, including a dive mode, fall detection and premium designs. Both have premium launch prices to match their high-end feature set, though.
Dell UltraSharp 38 U3824DW debuts with IPS Black technology and USB Type-C hub
Dell has showcased the UltraSharp 38 (U3824DW), a 37.5-inch curved monitor with an IPS Black panel. The monitor also has numerous ports, with 9 USB ports of various standards and three video outputs.
Powkiddy X55 arrives officially from US$89.99 with Rockchip RK3566 SoC
Powkiddy is now selling its X55 gaming handheld directly. While a third-party retailer priced the Powkiddy X55 at just under US$150, Powkiddy has listed the same device for over 40% less.
Xiaomi confirms POCO F5 and POCO F5 Pro pricing following global showcases
Xiaomi has now revealed full pricing for the POCO F5 and POCO F5 Pro, global versions of the Redmi Note 12 Turbo and Redmi K60, respectively. Thus, both models should deliver excellent performance, as well as comparable camera hardware and 120 Hz AMOLED displays.
Huawei P60 Pro debuts globally for over €1,000
Huawei has launched the P60 Pro globally. While the smartphone packs plenty of flagship hardware, it has a high starting price. Specifically, Huawei has priced the P60 Pro at €1,199 with 256 GB of storage, or €1,399 if you want a 512 GB option.
Google Pixel Tablet pricing surfaces for 128 GB and 256 GB variants
Full European pricing has leaked for the Pixel Tablet, Google's return to releasing tablets after a period of absence. Not only will the Pixel Tablet retail for more than Apple's entry-level iPad, but it will also cost more than the cheapest iPad Air configuration. The Pixel Tablet could prove more versatile thanks to its bundled docking station, though.
Huawei Watch 4: Company teasers design and first outing for new smartwatch series
Huawei is preparing to release new flagship smartwatches under the Watch 4 series. Expected to arrive in three variants split between the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro, the Watch 4 series will receive a Chinese release later this month. Based on initial teasers, the company may launch the Watch 4 series globally soon, too.
Xiaomi shares full POCO F5 and POCO F5 Pro details before global releases
The POCO F5 and POCO F5 Pro have debuted in the UAE, shortly before their global releases. The POCO F5 and POCO F5 Pro share many features, including their four cameras. The POCO F5 Pro has a few advantages over the POCO F5 though, such as wireless charging support, a higher resolution display and a more powerful SoC.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5: Case leaks confirm unusual cover display design
Case designs for the Galaxy Z Flip5 have started appearing online, roughly two months before Samsung is anticipated to announce its fifth-generation foldable. As expected, the Galaxy Z FLip5 has an unusual cover display, with a tabbed look that does not cover all the space available.
Google Pixel Tablet: Retailer leak confirms more specifications and availability for new tablet
All key specifications for the Pixel Tablet are now known, courtesy of a substantial retailer leak. Amazon Japan has not only confirmed more specifications about the Pixel Tablet, but it has also showcased availability and launch pricing.
Next-generation Pixel Watch rumours emerge as one of two Google smartwatch release this year
According to reports, Google is finalising the development of two new smartwatches. Reputedly, Google plans to release a second-generation Pixel Watch, currently thought of as the Pixel Watch 2. A child-friendly smartwatch is also expected to land this autumn too but under the Fitbit brand.
Garmin Forerunner 265 gains major bugs fixes and improvements courtesy of second beta update
The Forerunner 265 has now received Beta 4.15, its second beta update. Also a release candidate, Beta 4.15 focuses on addressing bugs that shipped with the Forerunner 265's launch software.
Anbernic RG353PS: Cheap gaming handheld launches as budget RG353P alternative
Anbernic has released the RG353PS, a 3.5-inch gaming handheld powered by the Rockchip RK3566. Offered as a cheaper version to the RG353P, the RG353PS also features 1 GB RAM and no built-in storage.
Garmin Forerunner 255 receives new bug fixes and changes with new Release Candidate update
Garmin has released Beta Version 15.15 for the Forerunner 255, likely the last beta build before a new stable build arrives. Beta Version 15.15 brings several bug fixes to the Forerunner 255, as well as support for a few new features.
Powkiddy X28: 5.5-inch gaming handheld launches with Unisoc Tiger T618 chipset
The Powkiddy X28 is a compact gaming handheld powered by an entry-level Unisoc Tiger chipset. Available for under US$150, the Powkiddy X28 also has 64 GB of storage and a 5.5-inch display, among other features.
GPD Win 4: Company publishes fix for display stuttering
GPD is now offering a fix for display issues that affect every Win 4 unit. While the fix is solderless, it still requires you to obtain a few parts and open the back of the device.
Google Pixel 7a: New leak reveals Pixel Buds pre-order bonus for new mid-range smartphone
A major French retailer has revealed Google's plans to offer a pair of Pixel Buds as a pre-order bonus for early Pixel 7a orders. The retailer appears to have confirmed when pre-orders will open and close, too.
Acer Predator X45: Curved OLED gaming monitor nears release with 240 Hz refresh rate and 1440p resolution
The Acer Predator X45 combines an 800R curvature with a 1440p resolution, a 240 Hz refresh rate and 1,000 nits peak brightness. The gaming monitor also has plenty of video outputs, including USB Type-C, and a USB hub.
GPD Win Max 2: YouTuber demonstrates performance of AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, LPDDR5x RAM and OcuLink refresh
New versions of the GPD Win Max 2 are on their way with several upgrades over current models. Not only has GPD upgraded the Win Max 2 to the Ryzen 5 7640U and Ryzen 7 7840U, but it has also brought faster LPDDR5x-7500 RAM and an OcuLink eGPU connector to the 10.1-inch gaming handheld.
Fairbuds XL leaks again in two colour options with recycled plastic design
The Fairbuds XL has leaked again, courtesy of Roland Quandt and WinFuture. Apparently, Fairphone plans to launch the Fairbuds XL within the next few weeks for €249 in two colour options, both with recycled plastic cases.
Acer Predator X27U launching soon as new gaming monitor with 240 Hz, 1,000 nit and OLED display
The Predator X27U is Acer's latest OLED gaming monitor. Equipped with a 27-inch panel as its name suggests, the Predator 27U promises to provide up to 1,000 nits peak brightness, a 1440p resolution and a 240 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
Google Pixel 7a: Disassembly video shows new mid-range smartphone before official release
Google will launch the Pixel 7a next week, as well as the Pixel Fold and the Pixel Tablet. In the meantime, a disassembly video has shown how easy the Pixel 7a is to repair, with Google making its latest smartphone more repairable than the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 or the Pixel 7 Pro. There are a few quirks though, including the Pixel 7a's battery capacity.
Google Pixel 7a stars in hands-on leak with smaller battery than Pixel 6a
New details about the Pixel 7a have emerged online, courtesy of a hands-on preview with a retail model. Surprisingly, the Pixel 7a is 25 g heavier than the Pixel 6a, despite having a nominally smaller battery capacity.
Google previews Pixel Fold ahead of I/O 2023 showcase
Google has lifted the lid on the Pixel Fold, its first foldable and a device that will likely rival Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold series. Not only has Google provided a peek at the Pixel Fold's design, but it has also hinted at when it intends to announce the device.
Samsung teases One UI 5 Watch and upcoming Galaxy Watch series release
Samsung has presented a new version of One UI Watch, now known as One UI 5 Watch. Arriving later this month via a public beta, One UI 5 Watch is not slated to launch until the new Galaxy Watch series smartwatches do. In the meantime, Samsung has outlined a few changes between One UI Watch 4 and One UI 5 Watch.
Logitech MX Anywhere 3S leaks as new compact premium mouse in three colours
Apparently, Logitech is preparing to launch a new edition in its MX Anywhere series. Dubbed the MX Anywhere 3S, the new wireless mouse is rumoured to feature a more precise sensor than its predecessor, while retaining its overall feature set.
Google Pixel 7a: European and UK pricing leaks before Google I/O 2023 introduction
European and UK pricing for the Pixel 7a has leaked online, less than a week away from the device's anticipated launch during Google I/O 2023. As expected, the Pixel 7a will be more expensive than the Pixel 6a, which is rumoured to be sticking around for another year. With Google now discounting the Pixel 7 in some markets, it seems that there will be little separating from the nominally less Pixel 7a.
Motorola Edge 40 launches as new 'flagship killer' with 144 Hz display
Motorola has presented the Edge 40, its latest upper mid-range smartphone. Arriving as a cheaper option to the Edge 40 Pro, the Edge 40 has a 144 Hz display, a Dimensity 8020 chipset and supports 68 W fast charging, among other features.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra Limited Edition: New colour options arrive inspired by Leica M series cameras
Xiaomi has expanded the colour options in which it sells the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. Previously, Xiaomi sold its premier smartphone in muted options, but the Xiaomi 13 Ultra Limited Edition rectifies this with Cabernet Orange, Ginkgo Yellow and Starry Sky Blue colourways.
POCO reveals 11 smartphones will receive MIUI 14 globally this quarter
POCO has outlined which smartphones will receive MIUI 14 globally this quarter. According to the company, four representatives each of the POCO F and POCO X series will move from MIUI 13 to MIUI 14, with three from the POCO M series also due for MIUI 14.
New Samsung all-in-one desktop arrives with Apple iMac design and expansion options
Samsung has introduced a new all-in-one desktop in the style of an Apple iMac. Only announced in South Korea for now, the DM530AFA-LC71W should outperform the Apple iMac in several areas while also providing upgrade options that Apple's all-in-one lacks.
Huawei rumoured to have substantial launch event planned with MateBook X Pro and Watch 4 releases
Reportedly, Huawei plans to host a big launch event later this month. According to the same leaker, Huawei will use the event to showcase the long-awaited Watch 4 series, as well as various laptops like a 2023 refresh of the MateBook X Pro. Huawei could also introduce the MatePad Air, among other tablets.
Nokia XR21 launches with Nokia 3310 ruggedness for the smartphone generation
HMD Global has introduced the Nokia XR21, a rugged smartphone that it claims is as robust as halcyon Nokia phones. The Nokia XR21 is billed as also delivering up to 2 days of battery life, with a few modern features thrown in too.
Garmin Fenix 6, Enduro, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta series smartwatches receive bug fixes with new beta build
Garmin has released a new beta build for Fenix 6, Enduro, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta series smartwatches ahead of an eventual stable rollout. Available as Beta Version 25.85, the beta build features a few bug fixes from last month's Beta Version 25.81 build.
Orange Pi gaming handheld revealed with up to AMD Ryzen 7 7840U and 16 GB of RAM
It seems that the makers of Orange Pi SBCs want a slice of the gaming handheld market. Reputedly launching in the autumn, the Orange Pi gaming handheld will feature a 7-inch display, a familiar design and a choice of AMD Ryzen or Rockchip chipsets.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12R Pro launches with 1,200 nit AMOLED display and 12 GB RAM
Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Note 12R Pro, its latest mid-range smartphone sold under the Redmi Note 12 series. The Redmi Note 12R Pro features a Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset, 12 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage and an AMOLED display that peaks at 1,200 nits with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The Redmi Note 12R Pro is also relatively affordable, although it remains a Chinese exclusive for now.
ASUS ROG Ally: New leak reveals uncompetitive Steam Deck pricing in Europe
European pricing information for the ASUS ROG Ally has surfaced online. While ASUS' gaming handheld will rival the Steam Deck in the US, it is alleged to be nearly 17-90% more expensive than Valve's gaming handheld, with no cheaper Ryzen Z1 models available at launch.
Nothing Phone (2) teased as new premium smartphone ahead of summer 2023 release
Nothing has confirmed that it is readying the release of its next smartphone, the Phone (2). Billed as 'premium', the Nothing Phone (2) will arrive this summer with a Snapdragon 8 series chipset. Seemingly, the Phone (2) will launch with Android 13 and the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, rather than newer alternatives.
Garmin releases Beta Version 13.15 for Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 smartwatches with over a dozen changes
Garmin has started rolling out Beta Version 13.15 for several smartwatches, including the Fenix 7 series. Beta Version 13.15 introduces over a dozen changes, including a new feature and numerous bug fixes.
Next-generation Motorola Razr to receive major downgrades despite Ultra branding
Full specifications for the Razr 40 Ultra have leaked online. While the device is Motorola's next-generation foldable, it will contain several hardware downgrades from last year's Razr.
Google releases May 2023 updates for Pixel Watch and Pixel smartphones
Google has delivered the May 2023 round of updates for its Pixel portfolio. Available for the Pixel 4a (5G) onwards and the Pixel Watch, this month's updates introduce various security improvements and should refine touchscreen response on the Pixel 7 Pro.
Motorola Moto G 5G receives 2023 refresh with US$249.99 launch price
Motorola has refreshed the Moto G 5G, which it now offers with the Snapdragon 480 Plus chipset and 4 GB of RAM. The Moto G 5G 2023 also has a 6.5-inch and 120 Hz display, a 48 MP primary camera and Android 13, among other features.
Motorola Moto G Stylus 2023 debuts in Glam Pink and Midnight Blue colourways
Motorola has presented the Moto G Stylus 2023, which it will begin selling later this week in the US. The handset offers a 90 Hz display, an entry-level MediaTek Helio chipset and a 50 MP primary camera for US$199.99, as well as a 5,000 mAh battery and 64 GB of expandable storage.
Leaker tips iPad Ultra to feature 14.1-inch display and Apple M3 Pro chip
According to reports, Apple is considering releasing an even more powerful iPad Pro tablet, which will also be significantly larger than recent 12.9-inch models. Dubbed the iPad Pro Max or the iPad Ultra, the tablet is rumoured to feature a 14.1-inch display and an Apple M3 Pro chipset. The device is thought to be the closest alternative to a MacBook yet, in part thanks to Apple porting many macOS features to iPadOS.
Google confirms Pixel 7a release as in-depth promotional materials leak
Google is a few days away from officially presenting the Pixel 7a, which will slot in between the Pixel 6a and Pixel 7. The company has now confirmed the device's impending release, but a comprehensive leak has revealed all key specifications, including how the Pixel 7a differs from its predecessor.
Google Pixel Fold: US certification confirms UWB connectivity and two model numbers
Google's first foldable smartphone is expected to land later this week, with an I/O 2023 presentation due alongside the Pixel 7a and the Pixel Tablet. In the meantime, the FCC has certified the Pixel Fold for release in the US, confirming the presence of a UWB chip and two models.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti: Dealer reveals potential launch windows and VRAM configuration
It appears that NVIDIA is close to releasing the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, its next mid-range graphics card. Inexplicably, NVIDIA has configured the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti with 8 GB VRAM, which may hamper performance in some modern games. Allegedly, the card's release may only be a few weeks away.
AOKZOE A1 Pro launches as first AMD Ryzen 7 7840U gaming handheld
AOKZOE has started selling the A1 Pro with the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U. Available with a 1200p display, a 65 Wh battery and up to 64 GB of RAM, the AOKZOE A1 Pro is one of the most powerful gaming handhelds announced to date. The AOKZOE A1 Pro starts at US$799, which is competitive with other Zen 4 and RDNA 3-based gaming handhelds like the ASUS ROG Ally.
LG UltraGear 27GR75Q debuts as new gaming monitor with 1440p resolution and 165 Hz refresh rate
LG has listed the UltraGear 27GR75Q on some of its websites ahead of its release. The UltraGear 27GR75Q appears to a mid-range option, with a 27-inch IPS panel that operates at 1440p, 165 Hz and 1 ms with 300 nits peak brightness.
Google Pixel 7a tipped to be final Pixel A-Series smartphone
According to a new report, Google may end the Pixel A-Series on a high with the Pixel 7a. Instead, Google could pivot to just selling flagship smartphones, with regular, Pro and foldable offerings going forwards.
Sony Xperia 1 V: Alleged billboard reveals design elements and points to new camera improvements
Sony is less than two weeks from introducing its next flagship Xperia smartphone. In the meantime, a billboard in Hong Kong appears to confirm the device as the Xperia 1 V, revealing the smartphone's design and focus on camera performance in the process.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 renders showcase design changes from Galaxy Z Flip4
It appears that Samsung is finally ready to move on from tiny cover displays in its clamshell foldables. Based on various Galaxy Z Flip5 renders, Samsung will adopt a generously-sized cover display as it looks to see of competition from the likes off Oppo, Vivo and Motorola.
TicWatch Pro 5: Retailer reveals full specifications for Mobvoi's next-generation Wear OS smartwatch
Amazon Canada has outlined all key details about the TicWatch Pro 5, Mobvoi's first Wear OS 3-powered smartwatch. Equipped with the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 platform and 2 GB of RAM, the TicWatch Pro 5 will contain numerous changes from the TicWatch Pro 3, as well as many of its predecessor's popular features.
Galaxy Z Fold5: First look offered for Samsung's next-generation foldable
Samsung is preparing to release the Galaxy Z Fold5 later this year, likely alongside the Galaxy Z Flip5. In the meantime, a renowned leaker has shared high-resolution renders, a 360-degree video of the Galaxy Z Fold5, and dimensions comparing the upcoming foldable against the current Galaxy Z Fold4.
Google Pixel Fold pictured with wide cover display in leaked official images
Update: Leaker has now shared the first photo of the Pixel Fold's internal display. Official photos of the Pixel Fold have leaked online, courtesy of Evan Blass. Sporting a wider cover display than the Galaxy Z Fold4, the Pixel Fold also lacks the full-width camera bar of the Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro.
Google Pixel 7a: Images of Arctic Blue and Carbon Grey retail units emerge before I/O 2023 launch
Numerous hands-on images of retail Google Pixel 7a units have surfaced online, courtesy of a third-party reseller. The photos show the Pixel 7a in Arctic Blue, a new colour option for the Pixel A-Series, as well as Carbon Grey.
ASUS Tinker Board R2.0: Minor SBC revision lands from US$95 with Rockchip RK3288
The ASUS Tinker Board R2.0 is a budget single-board computer powered by ageing ARM Cortex-A17 CPU cores. The Tinker Board R2.0 is available with and without eMMC flash storage, but only 2 GB of RAM.
AYA NEO to offer AMD Ryzen 7 7840U and other hardware upgrades for existing gaming handhelds
AYA NEO has announced that it intends to upgrade some of its gaming handhelds to the Ryzen 7 7480U, one of AMD's Zen 4 and RDNA 3-based APUs. The company has promised to offer speaker and heat sink upgrades for other models.
AYA NEO SLIDE: AMD APU switch to new Ryzen 7 7840U confirmed for GPD Win 4 rival
AYA NEO has confirmed an APU upgrade for the AYA NEO SLIDE, one of its long-awaited gaming handhelds. Now a competitor to the GPD Win 4, the AYA NEO SLIDE may enjoy a healthy performance boost over the GPD Win 4 thanks to its new Zen 4 and RDNA 3-based APU.
Xiaomi confirms new MIUI 14 rollout for another 16 devices
Xiaomi has revealed plans to upgrade another 16 devices to MIUI 14. All Xiaomi and Redmi devices, the list includes the Mi 10, as well as newer devices like the Redmi Pad and the Xiaomi Pad 5.
Samsung Galaxy Watch6 Pro tipped to mark return of Galaxy Watch4 Classic design
According to a renowned leaker, Samsung has settled on bringing back the design of the Galaxy Watch4 Classic for the Galaxy Watch6 Pro. However, Samsung is expected to introduce a few design modernisations, including thinner display bezels.
Roborock S8 Plus and Roborock S8 Pro Ultra launch as new high-end robot vacuum cleaners
Roborock has finally started selling S8 Plus and S8 Pro Ultra vacuum cleaners, months after introducing the pair at CES 2023. Unsurprisingly, the S8 Pro Ultra has more bells and whistles than the S8 Plus. However, both robot vacuums offer 6,000 Pa of suction power and have auto-empty docks.
Garmin Epix 2 Pro: New leak reveals alleged pricing, launch date and specifications
According to reports, Garmin will soon launch a new flagship smartwatch under the Epix Gen 2 series. Reputedly available in three sizes and several versions, the Epix 2 Pro will also have an optional sapphire crystal display to minimise scratches.
AOKZOE A1 Pro: New AMD Ryzen 7 7840U gaming handheld gunning for ASUS ROG Ally with US$799 launch price
AOKZOE is preparing to launch the A1 Pro, its ASUS ROG Ally and Steam Deck rival. Starting at US$799, the AOKZOE A1 Pro has an 8-inch display, an AMD Ryzen 7 7840U APU with a Radeon 780M iGPU and up to 64 GB of RAM with 2 TB of storage.
Leaker reveals exclusive fourth colour option for imminent Google Pixel 7a
According to various reports, Google will release the Pixel 7a in four colours. Now, a new leak has revealed what this mystery colour will look like, which is reminiscent of 'Oh So Orange', a colour option exclusive to the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
Nokia XR21 to launch as new rugged smartphone with OS updates until 2026
Details of HMD Global's next rugged smartphone have leaked online. Reputedly launching as the Nokia XR21, the device will feature a 120 Hz display and a Snapdragon 695 chipset, plus a 64 primary camera.
Apple iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max rumoured to gain 4K monitor and Thunderbolt 3 support
According to a new report, Apple's transition from Lightning to USB Type-C ports will bring more than just improved interoperability to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Purportedly, the change will also increase bandwidth by over 80x, allowing Apple to introduce features like external 4K monitor support.
Redmi Note 12R Pro: Xiaomi teases new mid-range smartphone with 120 Hz OLED display
Xiaomi is on the verge of releasing another Redmi Note 12 series model. Billed as the Redmi Note 12R Pro, the handset will combine a 120 Hz OLED display with a Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC and 12 GB of RAM, among other features.
Google Pixel 7a to launch with several firsts for Pixel A-Series smartphones
The Pixel 7a is only a few weeks from launching, with its debut expected on May 10. In the meantime, MySmartPrice has leaked various marketing materials, confirming several firsts for the Pixel A-Series, including wireless charging and a 64 MP primary camera.
Motorola Razr 40 Ultra: European pricing and official images leak for new foldable flagship
Numerous details about the Razr 40 Ultra have surfaced online ahead of its release later this year. Billed as Motorola's flagship clamshell foldable, the Razr 40 Ultra may cost nearly €1,200 at launch. Various official images have leaked too, showcasing the Razr 40 Ultra from almost every angle.
LG Gram SuperSlim: LG's thinnest laptop launches with OLED display and 12-core processor
LG has started selling the Gram SuperSlim, a 15.6-inch laptop with an OLED display and a lightweight build. The LG Gram SuperSlim also combines an Intel Core i7-1360P processor with a 60 Wh battery, which can be recharged through any of its three USB Type-C ports.
Garmin Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 smartwatches receive new feature and bug fixes via latest beta update
Garmin has released Beta Version 13.14 for various smartwatches, including the Fenix 7 series. Beta Version 13.14 makes over half a dozen changes from Beta Version 13.13, such as Race Access now being visible within the Calendar widget.
Garmin seeks to resolve Instinct 2 series system instability issues with new beta build
Garmin has released Beta Version 12.15 for the Instinct 2 series. According to the company, the new update is designed to address several issues that arose in versions 12.13 and 12.14. The issues were so bad that Garmin pulled both updates.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro temperature sensor activated via latest software update
Samsung has activated the temperature sensor it includes in the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, months after releasing the pair. The infrared sensor should be capable of collecting precise data, but only in certain circumstances. The new feature arrives through the pair's latest software update.
ThinkPhone by Motorola arrives in the US with surprising price tag
Lenovo is finally ready to start selling the ThinkPhone by Motorola in the US. Surprisingly, the handset will be available at a sizeable discount compared to the price for which the smartphone is available in the UK.
Xiaomi POCO F5 Pro: New leak reveals hands-on and official images of global Redmi K60 re-brand
Xiaomi has now revealed when it will launch the POCO F5 Pro, as well as the less powerful POCO F5. While the company is a few weeks away from showcasing the pair, a leaker has delivered numerous high-resolution renders of the POCO F5 Pro, along with a hands-on image confirming various specifications.
AOKZOE A1 Pro: Early Bird pricing and launch date confirmed for new gaming handheld
AOKZOE has revealed launch pricing for the A1 Pro, as well as when its Indiegogo campaign will commence. The company has shared new videos of the A1 Pro in action too, in which it puts the rumoured AMD Ryzen 7 7840U through its paces.
AOC AGON Pro AG276QZD: European pricing and availability confirmed for new 240 Hz OLED gaming monitor
AOC has revealed European availability and pricing for the AGON Pro AG276QZD. Previewed last month in China, the AGON Pro AG276QZD has an OLED panel with a 1440p native resolution, a 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.03 ms response times, among other features.
AYA NEO 2S and GEEK 1S launch confirmed with new AMD Ryzen 7000 and RDNA 3 APUs
AYA NEO has announced another pair of gaming handhelds. Billed as the AYA NEO 2S and the AYA NEO GEEK 1S, the pair will rely on new AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs with RDNA 3 iGPUs. The company has also outlined release and shipment details for both devices.
Xiaomi confirms POCO F5 and POCO F5 Pro global launch date
Xiaomi has finally confirmed when it plans to launch the POCO F5 and POCO F5 Pro globally. While the company has also outlined that the POCO F5 will launch simultaneously in India, it will not be joined by the POCO F5 Pro. Xiaomi and Snapdragon have revealed a few details about the POCO F5 too.
New Google Pixel 7a leak reveals official cases and hints at fourth exclusive colourway
According to reports, Google may have a fourth colourway up its sleeve for the Pixel 7a. Purportedly, the mystery colour will be a Google Store exclusive. Google's official cases for the Pixel 7a have leaked online too.
Latest Watch GT 3 Pro update fixes SpO2 bug for Huawei's premium smartwatch
Huawei is now rolling out a new update for the Watch GT 3 Pro in Europe. Available as firmware version 22.214.171.124, the update addresses an issue that caused problems with the smartwatch's ability to measure SpO2 levels.
GPD Win 4: Source of in-game micro-stutters surfaces for new gaming handheld
It appears that GPD may not be equipping the Win 4 with native landscape displays. Instead, the company is using IC conversion which is causing micro-stuttering when playing 2D and 3D games. Apparently, GPD is actively working to resolve the issue.
ASUS ROG Ally launch date confirmed as availability, pricing and more features teased
ASUS has now provided more pieces of the ROG Ally puzzle. With AMD having presented the Ryzen Z1 series, ASUS has now outlined additional display details, a release date and has hinted at pricing, among other tidbits.
AMD Ryzen Z1 series: Two new APUs launch with up to 8.6 TFLOPs GPU performance for gaming handhelds
AMD has lifted the lid on the Ryzen Z1 series, which it intends OEMs to use in gaming handhelds. Available with 4 or 12 Compute Units based on the RDNA 3 architecture, both Ryzen Z1 APUs will also feature Zen 4 CPU cores and should be capable of native 1080p gaming in modern triple-A titles.
DJI Mavic 3 Pro: New premium drone launches with Apple ProRes support and Hasselblad triple camera set-up
DJI has introduced a new member of the Mavic 3 series. Billed as the Pro option to the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Classic, the Mavic 3 Pro adds a second telephoto camera while retaining a 4/3-inch primary and a 1/1.2-inch telephoto camera. The Mavic 3 Pro comes in a Cine variant too.
Motorola confirms new leading cover display size for next-generation foldable Razr smartphone
Motorola continues to tease the release of a next-generation Razr on social media. Now, the company has confirmed the device's cover display size, which should lead all other clamshell foldables, such as the Oppo Find N2 Flip, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Vivo X Flip.
Google Pixel 8 Pro to borrow from Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra with upgraded primary camera
According to a renowned leaker, Google will offer an improved 50 MP camera in its Pixel 8 series. While the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series relied upon the ISOCELL GN1, Google's next-generation flagships will feature the more capable ISOCELL GN2 from the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.
ASUS ROG Ally: Full details and specifications known so far for next gaming handheld disruptor
There is a wave of AMD Phoenix-powered gaming handhelds launching this year, with AYA NEO, GPD and One-netbook's AOKZOE offshoot all rumoured to have Ryzen 7 7840U-powered machines in the pipeline. Then there is the ASUS ROG Ally, which has been the subject of various leaks since ASUS' first teaser on April 1. Ahead of its apparently imminent release, we round up the details known so far about ASUS' first gaming handheld.
New hands-on footage of Google Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold surfaces online
Google continues to tease the Pixel Tablet ahead of its I/O 2023 release, with the company now showcasing units during Milan Design Week. Meanwhile, a hands-on video showing the Pixel Fold has appeared online.
Google Pixel Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch5 series receive improved smart camera and video doorbell support
Google has released a new Public Preview update for the Google Home app. The update allows smartwatches running Wear OS 3 to display notifications with preview images from Nest cameras and video doorbells, among other changes.
Compal Mobile Office: New laptop concept showcased with unique design elements
Compal has announced the Mobile Office, its latest concept laptop. Presented with an unusual design, the Compal Mobile Office brings a new form factor to the laptop market with a foldable palm rest and hidden ports, among other features.
MacBook Air 15: Apple to launch 15-inch laptop with two Apple M2 SoC options
According to a renowned analyst, Apple will sell its first 15-inch MacBook Air with two processor options. Reiterating an earlier rumour, the analyst alleges that the MacBook Air 15 will miss out on the Apple M3. There is no Apple M2 Pro option on the cards, either.
MINISFORUM B550 Pro teased as new mini-PC with dedicated GPU expansion option
MINISFORUM has lifted the lid on the B550 Pro, a mini-PC that it will sell under its Uranus series. Like the Elitemini B550 before it, the B550 Pro will feature two PCIe 3.0 slots for GPU, SSD or network card expansion, among other uses. The mini-PC should be powerful too, thanks to support for up to the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 tipped to launch sooner than expected
According to a leaker, Samsung will start mass producing its next-generation foldables a few weeks earlier than last year. While mass production is still expected to begin in June, the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 could launch sooner than expected as a result.
Razr 2023: Motorola teases release and features as new leaks reveal Razr 40 Ultra global model name
Motorola has started teasing the release of its next Razr-branded smartphone. While the company has not revealed a specific release date yet, it has hinted at significant cover display improvements, including a faster refresh rate. Meanwhile, various sources have seemingly confirmed the device's global model name as the Razr 40 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy Watch6 series rumoured to feature new Exynos W980 SoC and narrow display bezels for top model
According to reports, Samsung is finally set to replace the Exynos W920 with this year's Galaxy Watch series, which it offers in all its One UI Watch-based smartwatches. The new Exynos W980 is rumoured to feature performance upgrades, while the top Galaxy Watch6 model is set to receive narrow display bezels too.
Google Pixel 7a: Leaked screenshots suggest Face Unlock support for new mid-range smartphone
Google will soon present the Pixel 7a, its next mid-range smartphone and a cheaper alternative to the Pixel 7. The Pixel 7a will feature a Tensor G2 chipset, as well as a 90 Hz OLED panel. A new leak indicates that Google's follow-up to the Pixel 6a could borrow face recognition support from the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro too.
Mavic 3 Pro: DJI confirms Inspiration in Focus launch event as new leaks surface online
DJI has now confirmed the release date of the Mavic 3 Pro, only a week after launching the Inspire 3. Meanwhile, more leaks have emerged with various details about DJI's next high-end drone.
AYA NEO 2S: New gaming handheld rumoured to land later this year with AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
Apparently, AYA NEO is set on releasing another new gaming handheld. Launching later this year, the AYA NEO 2S is expected to feature the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, as well as various cooling, battery and speaker improvements. The AYA NEO 2S will do battle with various Ryzen 7 7840U-backed gaming handhelds, including the GPD Win Mini and the ASUS ROG Ally.
GPD Win Mini: New gaming handheld to target ASUS ROG Ally at around US$700
The Phawx has revealed new details about the Win Mini, GPD's answer to the upcoming ASUS ROG Ally. Supposedly, the GPD Win Mini will also combine an AMD Zen 4 and RDNA 3-based APU with a 120 Hz display but in a more portable form factor. The GPD Win Mini will launch for about as much as the ASUS ROG Ally too, albeit not in its most powerful configuration.
POCO F5 Pro: New Geekbench listings confirm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 usage for Xiaomi Redmi K60 global model
The POCO F5 Pro is moving ever close to release. While Xiaomi has not started teasing the device yet, Geekbench listings have now appeared online. The trio confirm the device's close links with the Redmi K60, as well as its reliance on the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset.
Vivo X Fold2: New ultra-thin foldable debuts to take on Mate X3 and Galaxy Z Fold4
Vivo has launched the X Fold2, its second-generation foldable. The Vivo X Fold2 will be a foil to the likes of the Mate X3 and the Galaxy Z Fold4, as well as this year's Galaxy Z Fold5. The Vivo X Fold2 comes packed full of flagship hardware, including a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and a hinge that leaves no visible gap when closed.
Vivo Pad 2 launches as new flagship tablet with unusual 7:5 display
Vivo has introduced the Pad 2 during today's launch event. While the Vivo Pad 2 looks like plenty of other Android tablets, its display is narrower than its 16:10 peers. The Vivo Pad 2 also has a 144 Hz refresh rate and a flagship chipset, among other features.
Acer Swift X 16: New 16-inch laptop arrives with 3.2K OLED display with AMD Ryzen 9 7940H APU
Acer has presented an AMD Zen 4-based version of the Swift X 16. Also equipped with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 GPU, the Swift X 16 features a 3.2K OLED display within a 17.9 mm housing.
Acer Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition debuts as new high-end gaming laptop with 3D effect display
Acer has unveiled the Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition, a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with a 3D effect display. According to Acer, the laptop can simulate 3D content without using glasses. The Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition should be powerful enough for modern triple-A gaming thanks to its Core i9 Raptor Lake processor and high-end GeForce RTX 40 series GPU.
Vivo X Flip lands with 3-inch cover display and Sony IMX866V primary camera
Vivo has introduced the X Flip, the smaller answer to the X Fold2. The X Flip features a 3-inch cover display, a 50 MP primary camera and a 4,400 mAh battery, as Vivo looks to compete with the likes of Huawei, Oppo and Samsung.
Predator Triton 17 X: Acer unleashes new gaming laptop with Intel Core i9-13900HX and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Acer has presented the Predator Triton 17 X, a high-end laptop designed for gamers and creators alike. Powering Acer's new laptop is the Intel Core i9-13900HX, as well as an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU. Acer includes 64 GB of RAM and 4 TB of storage too, within the machine's unibody housing.
Acer ebii Smartbike: New E-bike showcased for €1,999 with 110 km range
Acer has presented the ebii SmartBike, an E-bike with up to 110 km of range and advanced anti-theft protection. While Acer has now announced launch pricing for its new E-bike, the ebii SmartBike will not be orderable until September.
Surface Pro 10: New 11-inch model rumoured with Surface Go 4 refresh also afoot
According to a new report, Microsoft is set to target the iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 with its 10th-generation Surface Pro tablets. Allegedly, Microsoft will offer 11-inch and 13-inch variants, which should match each other with 120 Hz displays and powerful processors. A Surface Go 4 with ARM and Intel processors is also planned.
Google Pixel Fold: Leak reveals new launch details and pricing
According to a new report, the Pixel Fold may be slightly cheaper than its expected US$1,799 launch price. Reputedly, Google will also offer a healthy pre-order bonus with initial Pixel Fold orders. The same leak has revealed some new details about Google's first foldable too.
Honor Magic5 Pro now orderable in UK with extensive launch discounts and bonuses
Honor is pushing hard to persuade people to pick its new Magic5 Pro over other flagship smartphones. While Honor had already priced the Magic5 Pro competitively, it is offering various discounts and bonuses for initial orders, including early bird vouchers, student discount and free gifts.
Samsung Galaxy A24 presented with 50 MP triple camera and 1080p AMOLED display
Samsung has quietly introduced the Galaxy A24, the company's latest Galaxy A series smartphone. The Galaxy A24 combines a large Super AMOLED display with a 5,000 mAh battery, as well as a 50 MP triple camera set up. The Galaxy A24 has a MediaTek Helio G99 SoC too, among other features.
Motorola Edge 40: Certifications confirm various specifications and confirm global launch
The Edge 40 is approaching, with Motorola looking to offer a mid-range foil to the Edge 40 Pro. While Motorola has not commented on the former yet, FCC and TRDA certifications have confirmed a few details about the Edge 40, as well as its impending global release.
Google Pixel Tablet: New Standalone Charging Dock leak reveals pricing and release date
Amazon has leaked information about the Standalone Charging Dock, one of two expected docks that Google will sell for the Pixel Tablet. Codenamed Korlan, the Standalone Charging Dock should come in multiple colours and will be available to purchase separately for US$129.
Garmin Forerunner 965 receives nearly 30 bug fixes, improvements and new features in first beta update
Garmin has released the first beta update for the Forerunner 965, just over a month after its launch. Beta Version 4.12 introduces numerous changes and improvements to the Forerunner 965, including compatibility with Connect IQ System 6 watch faces. The inaugural beta build is also a Release Candidate and should soon be rolling out to all Forerunner 965 smartwatches.
Garmin brings new bug fixes to Fenix 6, Enduro, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta series smartwatches via Beta Version 25.81 update
Garmin has introduced Beta Version 25.81 for Fenix 6, Enduro, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta series smartwatches. Available as an OTA update via GCM, Beta Version 25.81 contains a few bug fixes ahead of a new public release.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra: Xiaomi teases global release for new flagship
Yesterday, Xiaomi introduced the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, a beefed-up version of the Xiaomi 13 Pro. Currently, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is only available in China, where it starts at CNY 5,999 (~US$872). However, Xiaomi has now hinted at the device's impending global release.
Leaker names Motorola Razr Pro and Razr Lite European launch date
According to a reliable leaker, Motorola has set a European launch date for both its next-generation foldable smartphones. Allegedly, the company's next flagship will launch as the Razr Pro, not the Razr 2023 or the Razr Plus.
Garmin brings over two-dozen changes to Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 smartwatches with new beta update
Garmin has released Beta Version 13.13 for Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches. While the new beta update is light on new features, it contains plenty of bug fixes and several improvements within its 33 changes.
Xiaomi Sound Move arrives as new portable Bluetooth speaker with 21 hours battery life and Apple AirPlay 2 support
Xiaomi has introduced the Sound Move, a new Bluetooth speaker with plenty of features up its sleeve. Not only does the Xiaomi Sound Move offer up to 21 hours of battery life, but it also provides Apple AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity.
Xiaomi Smart Band 8: New fitness tracker debuts with versatile accessories
Xiaomi has introduced the Smart Band 8, its next-generation fitness tracker. While the Smart Band 8 looks a lot like its predecessor, Xiaomi has improved the fitness tracker's versatility with more watch bands to choose from, as well as a pendant and a clip for attaching it to a running shoe.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra: Official camera accessory kit turns new flagship into DSLR lookalike
Xiaomi has released a camera accessory kit to accompany the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. To be available in at least China, the kit includes a protective case, a camera handle and a 67 mm adapter ring, among other accessories.
ASUS ROG Ally: New leak confirms custom AMD Ryzen Z1 series processor and other specifications
A new leak has highlighted the custom AMD Ryzen APU that will ship in the upcoming ASUS ROG Ally. While the APU is expected to be based on the Ryzen 7 7840U, ASUS will sell the ROG Ally as featuring the AMD Ryzen Z1 series instead.
New Xiaomi TV Master debuts with 4K QLED, 144 Hz and 2,000 nit capable 86-inch display
Xiaomi has added to its TV Master range with a new 86-inch model. Promising exceptional image quality thanks to 1,080 Mini-LED backlight zones, the Xiaomi TV Master 86-inch also peaks at 2,000 nits, has HDMI 2.1 ports and combines a 4K native resolution with a 144 Hz refresh rate.
AOKZOE A2 to launch soon with 7-inch display and Zen 4- based AMD Ryzen 7 APU
AOKZOE is preparing to launch a new powerful 7-inch gaming handheld. Reportedly based on the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, the AOKZOE A2 will also feature a 7-inch laminated IPS display and hall effect triggers, among other hardware.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra: New flagship smartphone arrives with quad 50 MP cameras
Xiaomi has introduced the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, its latest flagship. Usurping the Xiaomi 13 Pro, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra features a fourth rear-facing camera, among other changes, as Xiaomi looks to take on the best Android flagships going.
ASUS ROG Ally leaks again with two model variants and AMD Ryzen 7 7840U APU
According to new leaks, ASUS has based the ROG Ally on what is expected to become a popular AMD Ryzen APU among gaming handhelds, thanks to Zen 4 CPU cores and an RDNA 3-based iGPU. Seemingly, there could be two ROG Ally models, too.
AOKZOE A1 Pro: Company boasts Intel Core i7-12700H equivalent CPU performance for new gaming handheld
It appears that AOKZOE is close to releasing the AOKZOE A1 Pro, one of two new gaming handhelds that the company has in the pipeline. The AOKZOE A1 Pro will be the larger of the two, but both are expected to launch with a Zen 4 and RDNA 3-powered AMD Ryzen APU.
New Google Pixel Tablet information points to four colour options, 8 GB of RAM and built-in privacy switch
The Pixel Tablet is fast approaching, with Google likely launching the tablet during its I/O 2023 keynote on May 10. In the meantime, a new leak claims to have confirmed more unknown details about the device, including the presence of a built-in privacy switch.
Indiedroid Nova: Rockchip RK3588S launches with Raspberry Pi 4 Model B form factor
The Indiedroid Nova is a new single-board computer, albeit one that is heavily based on the Pico Pi V2.0. The Indiedroid Nova features a Rockchip RK3588S SoC, up to 16 GB of RAM and upgradeable eMMC 5.1 flash storage, among other features.
New Fitbit smartwatch leaks with LTE modem and front-facing camera
Apparently, Fitbit is preparing to release a new smartwatch with an LTE modem and a front-facing camera. Codenamed Project Eleven, the smartwatch is expected to be aimed at children, which explains its colourful design.
Fairphone Fairbuds XL: New eco-friendly over-ear headphones leak with €249 launch price
Fairphone is preparing to release the Fairbuds XL, a pair of over-ear wireless headphones. Not only has the design of the Fairbuds XL leaked, but so has its European retail price.
POCO F5 Pro to launch with unexpected battery downgrade compared to Xiaomi Redmi K60
Based on new information, the POCO F5 Pro will not be a straight re-brand of the Redmi K60. While Xiaomi will repurpose most Redmi K60 parts for the POCO F5 Pro, the latter will have a smaller battery capacity than the former.
Fairphone brings Android 13 to older smartphones with new beta update
Fairphone has opened an Android 13 beta program for the Fairphone 3 and Fairphone 3 Plus. While Android 13 will be the third major Android OS update for the Fairphone 3 Plus, the Fairphone 3 is set to receive its fourth update, one more than even Google provides its smartphones.
New Xiaomi POCO F5 and POCO F5 Pro hands-on photos reveal Redmi Note 12 Turbo and Redmi K60 origins
New leaked hands-on photos of the POCO F5 and POCO F5 Pro appear to confirm the pair's origins. As expected, the POCO F5 will launch as the global version of the Redmi Note 12 Turbo, while the POCO F5 Pro will be a re-branded Redmi K60.
Xiaomi Smart Band 7 NFC: European retailers start selling fitness tracker before official launch
It appears that Xiaomi is on the verge of launching the Smart Band 7 NFC in Europe. While the company has not commented on the fitness tracker's whereabouts yet, authorised Polish retailers are already selling the device, confirming a modest price increase from the regular Smart Band 7.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra to launch with brightest smartphone display as full design shown in multiple colours
Xiaomi has revealed yet more Xiaomi 13 Ultra features ahead of the device's release alongside the Smart Band 8 and Pad 6 series. Reputedly, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will arrive tomorrow with the world's brightest smartphone display, among other display innovations. Xiaomi has now showcased the Xiaomi 13 Ultra from all sides too.
Zotac ZBOX edge MI351 arrives as slim mini-PC with new Intel Alder Lake processors
Zotac has unveiled the ZBOX edge MI351, a 27.94 mm thick mini-PC powered by Intel Alder Lake-N processors. Offered with upgradeable RAM and storage, the ZBOX edge MI351 also has plenty of ports and an active cooling solution.
ASUS ROG Ally: New AMD Zen 4 and RDNA 3 gaming handheld launching soon with Steam Deck competitive pricing
ASUS has teased that its first Windows gaming handheld could almost be upon us, only a few weeks after teasing the device. The ASUS ROG Ally is also now expected to be priced at Steam Deck levels, despite featuring an AMD Zen 4 and RDNA 3-based APU.
Motorola Edge 40: New leaks reveal slower than anticipated MediaTek SoC for future mid-range model
Motorola is preparing to release the Edge 40, a mid-range alternative to the Edge 40 Pro. While the former was expected to launch with the new Dimensity 8020, a new leak suggests that Motorola may have opted for an older MediaTek Dimensity chipset instead.
Cool Pi CM5 debuts as new SoM with expansion board support
Cool Pi has launched the Cool Pi CM5, a Rockchip RK3588 powered system-on-module. To be available with numerous memory options, the Cool Pi CM5 also supports an evaluation board with plenty of I/O.
Windows Handheld Mode leaks as gaming handheld mode for Windows 11
A new leak revealed initial details about a dedicated gaming mode for Windows 11. Dubbed Windows Handheld Mode and showcased during a September 2022 Microsoft Hackathon, the gaming-focused mode may well still be in development, despite the original project lead's claims to the contrary.
Case leaks show future Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro flagships
Case designs of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have leaked online. Hence, the design changes that Google has made for its future flagship smartphones compared to the current Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Xiaomi Pad 6: Global launch confirmed for new tablet
The FCC has confirmed that Xiaomi plans to launch at least the Pad 6 tablet globally. Seemingly arriving in three memory variants, the Pad 6 will lack some of the stand-out features of the Pad 6 Pro, such as 67 W fast charging.
New Xiaomi Pad 6 and Pad 6 Pro teasers confirm SoC, display and battery information
Xiaomi continues to provide more details about the Pad 6 series in the run-up to next week's launch event. As expected, Xiaomi will release the Pad 6 and Pad 6 Pro, both with Snapdragon 8 series chipsets. Xiaomi promises to debut a new deep sleep mode too, among other features.
New Xiaomi POCO F5 and POCO F5 Pro details surface ahead of imminent launches
A leaker has provided information about alleged POCO F5 and POCO F5 Pro colour options. The same leaker has outlined memory options for the pair ahead of their launch, which Xiaomi is rumoured to have scheduled for later this month.
Garmin presents Edge 540 and Edge 840 as two new GPS bike computers with solar models and e-bike compatibility
Garmin has introduced the Edge 540 and Edge 840, a pair of bike computers also available as solar versions. While the Edge 540 and Edge 840 are compatible with regular bikes, Garmin provides compatibility with e-bikes too.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 mass production window revealed with new cover display information
Apparently, Samsung remains on schedule for an August launch of its fifth-generation foldable smartphones. Billed as the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5, the pair are expected to enter mass production in two months' time. The same analyst has also revealed new details about the state of the Galaxy Z Flip5's cover display.
Cyberpunk 2077: Patch 1.62 delivers real-time path traced visuals with eye catching results
CDProjekt Red has released RT Overdrive mode for Cyberpunk 2077 with the game's Patch 1.62 update. While still an early preview of what path traced lighting is capable of, comparisons with it and existing ray tracing showcase a leap in visual fidelity.
Apple rumoured to have dropped Taptic buttons for iPhone 15 Pro
Over the last few months, there have been numerous leaks and rumours that Apple would adopt solid-state 'Taptic Buttons' for this year's iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. However, two sources now report that Apple has removed this new functionality at short notice owing to compatibility issues.
Android 14 Beta 1 arrives for Google Pixel smartphones
Google has released the first public beta version of Android 14. For now, Android 14 Beta 1 is exclusive to Pixel smartphone owners from the Pixel 4a (5G) onwards. Android 14 Beta 1 introduces numerous changes from Android 13, but Google has held back some new expected features for now.
ASUS Zenfone 10 leaks with flagship performance and 16 GB of RAM
The ASUS Zenfone 10 has appeared on Geekbench in several Geekbench 6 listings. Sporting a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and up to 16 GB of RAM, the Zenfone 10 should go toe-to-toe with current generation flagships while delivering excellent performance from Qualcomm's latest top-tier chipset.
Display analyst reveals new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro display details
A well-informed display analyst has outlined display sizes for Google's next-generation Pixel smartphones. Likely launching in the autumn, the Pixel 8 will be significantly smaller than the Pixel 7. The Pixel 8 Pro will its predecessor's 6.7-inch display size, though.
LG Wing starts receiving final Android OS upgrade with new update
LG is finally delivering on its promise to provide three major Android OS updates for its final flagship smartphones. The company has now begun the process of bringing Android 13 to the LG Wing, the handset's final OS upgrade.
DJI Inspire 3: New drone debuts with 94 km/h top speed, 8K video chops and a full-frame camera
DJI has announced the Inspire 3, its latest professional-grade drone. Capable of shooting 8K videos, the DJI Inspire 3 has a Zenmuse X9 full-frame camera, a lens mount and can fly at up to 94 km/h for nearly 30 minutes between battery swaps.
Xiaomi Pad 6: Teaser reveals design and details about new flagship tablet series
Xiaomi has confirmed that it is less than a week away from launching the Pad 6 series. Based on an initial teaser, the Pad 6 series includes a nod to the Xiaomi 13 series and could serve as a laptop replacement.
Dasung Link debuts on Indiegogo with discount pricing
Dasung is now selling its Link E Ink smartphone companion on Indiegogo, where it starts at US$299. Available in wired or wireless variants, the Dasung Link has a 6.7-inch E Ink display that is suited for note-taking, drawing or reading.
MSI Cubi N ADL: New mini-PC now available with low-powered Intel Alder Lake-N processors
MSI has started selling the Cubi N ADL, an Intel Alder Lake-N-based mini-PC series. Available with the Processor N100 or the Processor N200, the Cubi N ADL also comes with DDR4 RAM, plenty of ports and expandability options.
ZTE AxonPad debuts as new flagship Android tablet with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset
ZTE has announced the AxonPad, a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1-based tablet powered by a 10,000 mAh battery that supports 80 W charging. A 12.1-inch IPS display is also onboard, which delivers 2.5K visuals with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
ZTE Axon 50 Ultra showcased ahead of release
ZTE has previewed the Axon 50 Ultra, which shares a few features with the company's Nubia Z50 Ultra. While the Nubia Z50 Ultra surpasses the Axon 50 Ultra in a few areas, the latter is one of the first smartphones with two-way satellite messaging support.
Oppo Find X6 Pro ranked as best camera smartphone in DxOMark analysis
Oppo has stolen a march on Honor by beating it to the top of DxOMark's camera leaderboard. Pipping the Magic5 Pro by a point, the Find X6 Pro also outperforms the Galaxy S23 Ultra, iPhone 14 Pro Max, Pixel 7 Pro and the Mate 50 Pro, among other flagship smartphones.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 debuts as new mid-range Ada Lovelace graphics card for US$599 at launch
NVIDIA has presented the GeForce RTX 4070, its latest mid-range graphics card. Based around the AD104 GPU and Ada Lovelace architecture, the GeForce RTX 4070 is billed as delivering strong value for money thanks to 5,888 CUDA cores, 12 GB GDDR6X VRAM and DLSS 3.0 support, among other features.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 rumoured to be in line for Wear OS 3 upgrade
According to conflicting reports, Mobvoi may upgrade all its Snapdragon Wear 4100-based smartwatches to Wear OS 3, TicWatch Pro 3 included. Previously, the company outlined that only the TicWatch E3 and TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra would receive a major OS update, albeit not until towards the end of 2023.
Alldocube X Pad: New budget tablet showcased with Android 13, Dimensity 900 chipset and 2K display
Alldocube has unveiled the X Pad, an 11-inch Android tablet powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset. Eventually shipping globally with Android 13, the Alldocube X Pad also has 8 GB of RAM and quad speakers, among other features.
Garmin Instinct 2X Solar and Instinct 2X Tactical Edition debut with endless battery life and new features
Garmin has unveiled the Instinct 2X Solar and Instinct 2X Tactical Edition. Arriving as larger versions of the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S, the Instinct 2X series has integrated solar cells for practically limitless battery life, as well as a few unusual features.
Xiaomi Smart Band 7 NFC surfaces ahead of new global release
While evidence has emerged that Xiaomi is on the road to releasing the Smart Band 8, the company is also preparing to introduce the Smart Band 7 NFC globally. The NFC model will be compatible with MasterCard and Visa services but will feature the same core functionality as the regular Smart Band 7.
New DJI Mavic 3 Pro details leak among hands-on images
The Mavic 3 Pro is edging closer to release, although not before DJI introduces the Inspire 3. In the meantime, hands-on photos of the Mavic 3 Pro have surfaced online, as have new details about the drone's third camera.
Google brings Night Sight upgrades to Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones
Google has finally improved Night Sight mode for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Rolling out in a new Google Camera update, Night Sight should now work as well on the Pixel 6 series as the current Pixel 7 series. Not all Pixel 7-related Night Sight features have been added to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, though.
Google Pixel Watch: New April 2023 update starts rolling out globally
Google has released RWDA.230114.010 for the Pixel Watch. Available to download now, the April 2023 update arrives the same as equivalent updates for Pixel 4, Pixel 5, Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series smartphones.
Google wants to reverse payments after accidentally transferring over US$1,000 credit to some Google Pixel users
Some Google Pixel owners have received surprisingly high Google Pay credits. While amounts vary, some credits amount to over US$1,000. Google wants to reverse the payments made in error, but those who have already spent the money do not need to repay it.
Google account migration timeline set for Fitbit smartwatches
Google is continuing to carve up the Fitbit ecosystem, having already removed several features from the Fitbit app. Now, the company has set a timeline for Fitbit to Google account migration, with existing users spared until 2025.
Honor Magic5 Pro: New flagship undercuts Samsung and Xiaomi competitors with additional pre-order discounts
Honor has launched the Magic5 Pro in the UK, the company's latest premier smartphone. Available for under £949.99 with various pre-order discounts, the Magic5 Pro is considerably cheaper than the Galaxy S23 Ultra or the Xiaomi 13 Pro, despite featuring a 1-inch camera sensor, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and a large battery.
Google releases April 2023 update for Pixel 4, Pixel 5, Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series smartphones
Google is now distributing the April 2023 update to Pixel smartphones, ranging from the Pixel 4a to the Pixel 7 Pro. Not only has Google bundled the April set of Android security patches in TQ2A.230405.003, but it has also included several important bug fixes spanning multiple Pixel smartphone generations.
Garmin Instinct 2X: New specifications and pricing emerge for rugged smartwatches
New details about the Garmin Instinct 2X series have surfaced online, courtesy of a third-party retailer. While the Instinct 2X series will be smaller than expected, Garmin is set to raise prices by €50 relative to the Instinct 2 series.
Apple analysts offer new details about 27-inch Studio Display with mini-LEDs and 120 Hz ProMotion support
According to new reports, Apple will not release a new 27-inch Studio Display with mini-LED backlights or 120 Hz ProMotion support anytime soon. Purportedly, Apple has cancelled the current model, but an analyst has revealed mass production plans centred around a new prototype.
Xiaomi POCO F5 series prototype confirmed as new Redmi K60 series re-brand
Xiaomi is preparing to bring the POCO F5 series to market, which is expected to land later this month. In the meantime, the FCC has now released a picture of the POCO F5 or POCO F5 Pro, confirming that it will be a re-branded Redmi K60 or Redmi K60 Pro.
ZTE Axon 50 Ultra teased as new flagship smartphone
ZTE has started teasing the Axon 50 Ultra, the company's next flagship smartphone and the second offered with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 after the Nubia Z50 Ultra. The Axon 50 Ultra is also expected to offer plenty of other flagship hardware but will miss out on one of the Axon 40 Ultra's stand-out features.
iPhone 15 Pro: New leaked renders showcase changes for Apple's next compact flagship iPhone
New high-quality renders of the iPhone 15 Pro have been shared, one of four iPhone 15 models that Apple has planned for later this year. The new renders detail several changes between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 series, as well as a touted colour option that will replace the iPhone 14 Pro's 'Deep Purple'.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: New leaked official benchmark data promises 1440p and raytracing gaming at over 100 FPS
NVIDIA is days away from announcing the GeForce RTX 4070, which will be its cheapest Ada Lovelace-based desktop graphics card released to date. Billed as a US$599 card, leaked performance slides point to NVIDIA marketing the GeForce RTX 4070 as a powerful option for 1440p gaming.
Google Pixel 7a: Latest leaked official images show new smartphone in three launch colours
The Pixel 7a is on the horizon, with Google rumoured to have scheduled its release for next month. Launching with a Google Tensor G2 chipset and a 90 Hz display, a new leak has revealed what could well be the device's three launch colours.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus and its 200 MP camera fail to impress in camera analysis
The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus may have a relatively large primary camera. However, DxOMark's detailed camera analysis shows once again that having a high-resolution camera does not necessarily correlate with good image quality. Instead, the device's huge 200 MP camera falls short of some of its 12 MP peers.
POCO C51 debuts as new budget smartphone with MediaTek chipset and 5,000 mAh battery
POCO has revealed the C51, its successor to the entry-level POCO C31. Equipped with a 720p display, the POCO C51 also has a 5,000 mAh battery, an 8 MP primary camera and a MediaTek Helio G36 chipset, among other features.
Vivo X Fold2: New leak reveals specifications including 1,800-nit folding display
Vivo is preparing to release a powerful competitor to the Huawei Mate X3 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4. Arriving later this month as the Vivo X Fold2, leaked presentation slides have confirmed numerous specifications, including its reliance on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
Beelink EQ12 debuts as new Intel Alder Lake-N mini-PC from US$239
The Beelink EQ12 is the company's first Intel Alder Lake-N-based mini-PC. Offered with the Intel Processor N100 and up to 16 GB of DDR5 RAM, the Beelink EQ12 also comes in a choice of four colours and has ports aplenty.
Pocketbook InkPad 4: 7.8-inch E-Reader launches for US$289
Pocketbook has launched the InkPad 4, which features display and design changes compared to the InkPad 3 or InkPad 3 Plus. Available for US$289, the Pocket InkPad 4 has a 7.8-inch E Ink display that resolves at 1,404 x 1,872 pixels with touchscreen support.
Rakuten Kobo Elipsa 2E launches as new E-Reader with 10.3-inch display
Rakuten Kobo is now selling the Kobo Elipsa 2E, a 10.3-inch E-Reader that supports touch and pen input. Available in the US for US$399.99, the E-Reader comes with an improved stylus and offers adjustable colour temperature, unlike its predecessor.
Google Pixel smartphones to support location detection even after being switched off
According to new leaks, Google is developing an alternative to Apple's Find My network. Possibly starting with Android 14, people will be able to track lost Pixel devices even when they are powered off. The functionality should even extend to when these devices have run out of battery too.
DJI Mavic 3 Pro: Leaks reveal upcoming drone with new 3x telephoto camera
DJI is preparing to refresh the Mavic 3 series again after releasing the Mavic 3M a few months ago. This time, the company has developed the Mavic 3 Pro, a tweaked Mavic 3 which appears to feature a third camera dedicated to providing 3x optical zoom capabilities.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra: New leaks surface for upcoming flagship
More information about the Xiaomi 13 Ultra has emerged online, shortly after Xiaomi confirmed the device's launch for later this month. The Xiaomi 13 Ultra may be receiving a global release, but a few notable countries will miss out like India and Turkey.
AOKZOE A2: New leak reveals design with AMD Ryzen Zen 4 and Radeon 780M usage
According to new leaks, AOKZOE is preparing to use new AMD Zen 4 APUs in its forthcoming A1 Pro and A2 gaming handhelds. Reportedly even the smaller AOKZOE A2 will utilise the Radeon 780M, an RDNA 3-based iGPU that succeeds the popular Radeon 680M.
New Motorola Edge 40 leak showcases unreleased smartphone in four colours
A new leak has revealed the upcoming Motorola Edge 40 in all its release colours. Once again, Motorola will team up with Pantone to offer a smartphone in its Viva Magenta 2023 colour of the year, as well as three other non-Pantone branded options.
Motorola showcases Moto G Power 5G (2023) ahead of US release
Motorola has previewed a new version of the Moto G Power. Sold as the Moto G Power 5G (2023), the handset features a 120 Hz display, a 5,000 mAh battery and a MediaTek Dimensity 930 chipset, among other mid-range hardware. The Moto G Power 5G (2023) will launch in the US on April 13.
Garmin Forerunner 245, Forerunner 745 and Forerunner 945 receive bug fixes thanks to latest beta updates
Garmin has released Beta Version 12.51 to the Forerunner 245, Forerunner 745 and Forerunner 945. Available to download through Garmin's GCM service, Beta Version 12.51 addresses outstanding bugs, including one that caused sudden elevation changes during an activity for the Forerunner 745 and Forerunner 945.
PINE64 Star64: New single-board computer orderable with RISC-V processor
PINE64 has started selling the Star64, its RISC-V-based single-board computer (SBC). Available in 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM variants, the PINE64 Star64 comes with plenty of I/O and should be about as powerful as competing Rockchip RK3566-powered SBCs.
Garmin brings changes to Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix Delta, Quatix 6 and Marq series smartwatches with Beta Version 25.78
Garmin is now rolling out Beta Version 25.78 to the Fenix 6 series and its associated smartwatches. Beta Version 25.78 brings a few changes to the Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix Delta, Quatix 6 and Marq, with Garmin focusing on addressing outstanding bugs.
DJI teases Inspire 3 drone with Inspiration Arrives launch event confirmation
DJI has confirmed plans to host another drone-related launch event. Dubbed 'Inspiration Arrives', the event will showcase the Inspire 3 rather than the also anticipated Mavic 3 Pro.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S returns as the new Redmi Note 12S
The Redmi Note 12S has arrived and will be available in Europe for €289 in three colours. However, it appears that Xiaomi has re-badged the Redmi Note 11S, with the same display, SoC, battery and charging capabilities.
Xiaomi re-releases the Redmi Note 10 Pro under Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G as new mid-range smartphone
Xiaomi has brought the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G to Europe following its launch in Malaysia and Turkey. While Xiaomi has pitched the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G as a new device, it is just a re-branded Redmi Note 10 Pro that supports faster wired charging, right down to its reliance on Android 11 and MIUI 13.
Samsung Galaxy A24: Leak reveals pricing, launch window and specifications for new mid-range smartphone
Samsung is preparing to release the Galaxy A24, a bridge between the Galaxy A14 and the Galaxy A34. While the device has leaked previously, a new leak has revealed more specifications, pricing and a launch window, among other details.
NVIDIA confirms GeForce RTX 4070 in performance comparison
NVIDIA has not officially revealed the desktop version of the GeForce RTX 4070 yet. However, the company has now referenced the GeForce RTX 4070 and its potential performance in the lead-up to its anticipated release later this month.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 colour options detailed in new leak
Colour options have leaked for this year's Galaxy Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5. Reputedly, Samsung plans to shake up the colours available for its foldable smartphones, as it did last year with the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold5.
Data Frog SF2000 launches as new cheap retro gaming handheld with Super NES controller looks
The SF2000 is a new retro gaming handheld, albeit one that is priced particularly aggressively. Shaped like a Super NES controller, the SF2000 has a 3-inch IPS display, 1 GB of RAM and is said to be powerful enough to emulate GBA and GBC games, as well as other game libraries.
Huawei P60 and P60 Pro receive 5G connectivity despite US sanctions with new case
Huawei remains unable to sell smartphones with integrated 5G modems because of US sanctions. As such, its new flagship smartphones feature a 4G version of the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. A new third-party case addresses this shortcoming for the P60 and P60 Pro thanks to a built-in 5G modem.
Cable Matters offers up desk mount for new Microsoft Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock
Cable Matters has released a desk mount to accompany the new Microsoft Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock. Designed to work exclusively with Microsoft's new Surface Dock, the desk mount should prevent it from moving around on a desk and will allow you to connect or disconnect cables with one hand.
Microsoft releases new smaller Surface Dock without Surface Connect port
Microsoft has refreshed the Surface Dock with a new model that supports Thunderbolt 4. However, Microsoft has removed the Surface Connect port in the process, among other changes, making the Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock compatible with non-Surface devices.
Google Pixel Tablet: New leak confirms UWB support and no Wi-Fi 6E connectivity
The FCC has published documentation for what appears to be the Pixel Tablet, Google's first Android-based tablet since the Nexus 9. The FCC's documentation reveals various information about the Pixel Tablet, including that it relies on the older Wi-Fi 6 connectivity standard, not Wi-Fi 6E like recent Pixel smartphones.
XGIMI MoGo 2 and MoGo 2 Pro debut as new mid-range portable projectors running Android TV 11
XGIMI has announced pricing, availability and all specifications for the MoGo 2 and MoGo 2 Pro, its latest 720p and 1080p projectors, respectively. Capable of creating up to 120-inch projections, the MoGo 2 series runs Android TV 11, delivers excellent colour accuracy and starts at US$399, although XGIMI is offering a US$50 discount on pre-orders.
ONEXPLAYER 2: New gaming handheld to be refreshed with Intel Core i7-1370P processor
One-netbook has announced plans to refresh the ONEXPLAYER 2, which it originally equipped with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U. Now, the company is finalising a new model powered by the Intel Core i7-1370P, a 14-core and 20-thread processor.
Garmin Forerunner 955 receives new beta update with various bug fixes and new features
Garmin is beginning to roll out a new beta software update for the Forerunner 955. Arriving as Beta version 15.09, the update introduces numerous bug fixes to the Forerunner 955 and adds support for sleep schedules and wrist-based running dynamics, among other changes.
AOC AGON Pro AG276QZD debuts with 1440p OLED display and 240 Hz refresh rate
AOC has showcased the AGON Pro AG276QZD in China ahead of its launch. While the company has not confirmed pricing details yet, it has outlined all key specifications. The AGON Pro AG276QZD will combine a 1,000-nit peak brightness with a 240 Hz refresh rate and a 1440p resolution across a 26.5-inch OLED panel.
Powkiddy X55: New 5.5-inch gaming handheld launches for under US$150
Powkiddy has launched the X55, a 5.5-inch gaming handheld equipped with a Rockchip RK3566 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and a 4,000 mAh battery. The Powkiddy X55 starts at US$139.99 and has a 720p display, among other features.
Philips 45B1U6900CH launches as new curved and ultra-wide monitor with built-in Windows Hello webcam
Philips has started selling the 45B1U6900CH, a 44.5-inch VA monitor with a 1440p resolution and a 75 Hz refresh rate. The monitor also has various ports and a 5 MP webcam with Windows Hello certification.
Mobvoi outlines new Wear OS 3 release schedule for just TicWatch E3 and TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra smartwatches
It appears that Mobvoi has set a rough date for when it will start updating some of its existing smartwatches to Wear OS 3. For some reason, the company has left out the original TicWatch Pro 3, despite its similarities with the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra and TicWatch E3.
Garmin Instinct 2X Tactical leaks as new smartwatch in various official images
Official images of the Instinct 2X Tactical have leaked online. Sporting a rugged design, the smartwatch will support solar charging, a night mode and will feature a built-in torch, among other features.
ASUS ROG Ally confirmed to feature 120 Hz display with new custom AMD Zen 4 and RDNA 3 APU
New details about the ASUS ROG Ally have been confirmed, just a few days after ASUS started teasing the gaming handheld. The ASUS ROG Ally will combine a 120 Hz display with a Zen 4 and RDNA 3-based custom AMD Ryzen APU, among other features.
New Google Pixel 7a leak reveals updated colour and storage options
New details about the Pixel 7a have emerged online. Reportedly launching five colourways, the Pixel 7a is also now expected to be available later this year with 128 GB or 256 GB of storage as Google narrows the gap between its Pixel a and flagship Pixel smartphone series.
Sony WF-C700N: New TWS earbuds launch with ANC and Bluetooth Multipoint for an affordable price tag
Sony has introduced a new pair of wireless earbuds. As expected, the WF-C700N has arrived ahead of the expected WF-1000XM5. Building on the WF-C500, the WF-C700N features active noise cancellation and is available in multiple colours.
AYA NEO AIR Plus launches as new affordable gaming handheld with AMD and Intel processor options
AYA NEO is now selling the AIR Plus, a gaming handheld series that is available with a choice of AMD and Intel processors. All SKUs come with the same 6-inch IPS display, as well as a 46.2 Wh battery, hall-effect joysticks and front-firing speakers, among other features.
AOKZOE A1 Pro and A2 gaming handhelds teased with flagship AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs
AOKZOE has started teasing two new gaming handhelds. Allegedly both equipped with flagship AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs, the AOKZOE A1 Pro and AOKZOE A2 will feature different screen sizes from each other, among other differences.
ASUS ROG Ally: New Windows gaming handheld to launch with custom AMD Ryzen APU and eGPU support
It seems that ASUS is preparing to release the ROG Ally, a Windows gaming handheld that should be a match for the likes of the GPD Win 4, ONEXPLAYER 2 and the Steam Deck, among others. The device will support ASUS's proprietary ROG XG Mobile eGPU solution and will feature a custom AMD APU with rumoured Zen 3 CPU cores and an RDNA 3-based iGPU.
Huawei Watch Ultimate launches globally as new flagship smartwatch suitable for divers
Huawei has released the Watch Ultimate in Europe, roughly two weeks after launching the smartwatch in China. Equipped with an LPTO AMOLED display and a huge battery, the Huawei Watch Ultimate is also suitable for diving and should be a more hardy alternative to Huawei's other smartwatches. Its flagship two-way satellite messaging system is missing from the global model, though.
Chuwi CoreBook X: New model released with Intel Core i3-1215U, LPDDR5 RAM and high resolution 3:2 display for under US$450
Chuwi has refreshed the CoreBook X again, just over a year after introducing an Intel Comet Lake-U-based model. Now, the Chuwi CoreBook X is available with a modern Intel Alder Lake-U series processor, as well as 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM, 512 GB of storage and a 14-inch IPS display that outputs at 1440p in a 3:2 aspect ratio.
New MSI G253PF gaming monitor debuts with monster 380 Hz refresh rate
The MSI G253PF is the company's latest high-refresh rate gaming monitor. Equipped with a 24.5-inch Fast IPS panel, the MSI G253PF also offers 1 ms response times, a 1080p resolution and a peak 380 Hz refresh rate.
Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) new leak reveals press images and colours
New press renders of the Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) have surfaced online. Launching later this year with a curved display and a familiar design, the Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) should be a more powerful alternative to its 4G sibling.
Garmin Instinct 2X Solar: Press images leak for new rugged smartwatch with built-in flashlight
Press images for the forthcoming Garmin Instinct 2X Solar have emerged online. Not only will the Instinct 2X Solar offer nearly infinite battery life, but it will also come in a much larger case size than the existing Instinct 2.
Google is removing popular smartwatches from Fitbit smartwatches
Google has started discarding established features from the Fitbit app. Numerous long-standing features have been removed, little over three years after Google completed its Fitbit acquisition. Allegedly, Google will add more features back to Fitbit smartwatches, but at an undisclosed date for now.
Sony WF-C700N pricing and release date emerge with technical specifications in new leak
European pricing has surfaced for the Sony WF-C700N, as well as various release dates across the region. A full specification sheet for Sony's next mid-range earbuds has leaked too.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra: New April 'Open Day' teased as leakers discuss new features for future flagship smartphone
According to reports, Xiaomi will start teasing the Xiaomi 13 Ultra next week. In the meantime, Xiaomi has announced an Open Day next month, while another leak points to the Xiaomi 13 Ultra's telephoto camera being on par with the new Oppo Find X6 Pro.
Nokia Pure showcased as new smartphone and smartwatch design language with minimalist look
Nokia has announced Pure, its latest design language for smartphones and smartwatches. Arriving after the company introduced a new logo, Nokia Pure shows what software could look like with Nokia branding in future, whether that be on first-party or third-party devices.
DJI Goggles Integra: New FPV goggles launched with Micro-OLED panels and RC Motion 2 remote control
DJI has introduced the Goggles Integra, which has launched alongside the RC Motion 2 remote control. Both are arriving as accessories for the DJI Avata, the pair should be more comfortable to use than their predecessors and cheaper than previous accessories to boot, despite the inclusion of 100 Hz Micro-OLED panels in the DJI Goggles Integra.
Sony Walkman NW-A306 and NW-ZX707 bugs addressed with new software updates
Sony has started rolling new firmware updates to its latest Walkman devices, the NW-A306 and NW-ZX707. Rolling out as version 1.01.04 to both Walkmans, the new updates address audio issues for the NW-A306 and promise improved performance for the NW-ZX707.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 emerge in new leaked benchmark listings
The Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 are months away from release. However, several leaked benchmark listings. Based on the Geekbench listings, Samsung plans to release the pair later this year with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, the same chipset that the company offers in the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Sony WF-C700N: Fresh leak reveals design, colours and new features
A new leak has showcased details about the WF-C700N, Sony's replacement for the WF-C500. Launching later this in at least four colours, the WF-C700N will also feature ANC, Bluetooth Multipoint and DSEE integration, among other things.
No Apple Reality mixed reality glasses expected at WWDC 2023 despite leading teaser image
According to a new report, Apple has once again delayed its mixed reality glasses plans. While Apple's WWDC 2023 teaser hints at something AR or VR-related, mass production is said to have been pushed to August or September. Apple could still have plenty planned for WWDC 2023 though, including showcases of new OS updates and Mac hardware.
Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra receive new camera refinements and improvements with latest software update
Samsung is now distributing a major camera update to the Galaxy S23 series, starting in South Korea. The update, which is available on the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra, should also be headed to the US soon, among other markets.
OnePlus 11 Jupiter Rock Edition launches with unique new design
OnePlus has introduced the Jupiter Rock Edition of the OnePlus 11, its latest flagship smartphone. While the new edition features the same hardware as the regular OnePlus 11, it has a 3D microcrystalline rock design that should be unique for every unit shipped. While the OnePlus 11 Jupiter Rock Edition is only available in China for now, it is rumoured to also be heading to India.
Garmin adds a dozen new features to Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 smartwatches with new beta update
Garmin has started rolling out Beta version 13.09 to Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches. With a changelog stretching to over 30 items, Beta version 13.09 is a substantial update for eligible smartwatches. Garmin has made a few changes to its Beta Program distribution method too.
Philips 45B1U6900C: New curved ultra-wide monitor now orderable with 45-inch display
Philips is now selling the 45B1U6900C, one of two 45-inch monitors it introduced last month. The Philips 45B1U6900C features a 45-inch and 1440p panel with a 75 Hz refresh rate and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. The monitor offers various ports too, including twin USB Type-C connections with DisplayPort Alt Mode and 100 W Power Delivery support.
Apple releases macOS Ventura 13.3 with numerous changes and improvements, plus new Studio Display firmware
Apple is rolling out macOS Ventura 13.3, the latest minor update before macOS 14 likely debuts later this year. Available to download now, macOS Ventura 13.3 features a few changes, including the option of removing the background from a chosen image. The new OS update coincides with an updated Apple Studio Display firmware, which adds Pro Display Calibrator.
Anbernic RG405M launches as new retro gaming handheld for less than US$200
Anbernic has started selling the RG405M, its latest gaming handheld. Equipped with a 4-inch IPS display and a Unisoc Tiger T618 chipset, the Anbernic RG405M also has 4 GB of RAM, a 4,500 mAh battery and runs Android 12. Anbernic has priced the RG405M at less than US$200, with a US$10 discount on launch day.
New Sony WF-1000XM5 leak reveals connectivity options and chipset choice
Sony is finalising WF-1000XM5 development, having already certified the upcoming earbuds with the FCC in the US. Now, the company has registered the WF-1000XM5 with the Bluetooth SIG in another step towards bringing the WF-1000XM4 replacements to market.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4: New Apple M series competitor surfaces in leaked benchmark listing
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 has surfaced again, this time courtesy of a Geekbench listing. Not only does the leaked listing confirm the chipset's codename, but also its CPU core arrangement, among other things.
Motorola Edge 40: New leak reveals European pricing and full design details
New details about the Motorola Edge 40 have emerged online. Likely launching alongside the Edge 40 Pro, the Edge 40 is rumoured to contain upper mid-range hardware and will retail for €599 in the Eurozone. High-resolution renders of the device have leaked in two colours too, although Motorola is rumoured to have developed four colour options.
Motorola Moto X40: New leak confirms forthcoming North American release
A new Google Play Console listing has confirmed that Motorola is plotting a North American release for the Moto X40. Also launching in Europe as the Edge 40 Pro, the Edge Plus (2023) will take on current flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S23 Ultra and Xiaomi 13 Pro, among others.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 receive new robust carbon fiber watch band from Pitaka
Pitaka has released a new watch strap for Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 smartwatches. According to the company, the Carbon Fiber Watch Band is made from 100% carbon fibre, which should be lightweight and hard-wearing. A patented magnetic clasp should keep the strap comfortable during multiple days wear too.
Apple releases tvOS 16.4 and watchOS 9.4 with refinements for Apple Watch and Apple TV devices
Apple has released its latest operating system updates for its Apple TV and Apple Watch platforms. According to Apple, tvOS 16.4 contains a new accessibility feature to help those with photosensitive epilepsy, while watchOS 9.4 rectifies an issue where an alarm could get muted while sleeping.
Huawei Watch D: Leaker discusses successor of on-wrist blood pressure monitoring smartwatch
According to a reliable leaker, Huawei plans to bring a new Watch D smartwatch to market. Reputedly, the smartwatch will launch as the Huawei Watch D2 and could make its arrival later this year.
Abxylute launches as new Android cloud gaming handheld with sub-US$200 price tag
Abxylute has brought its first gaming handheld to market. Based around a 7-inch, 1080p and 450-nit display, the Abxylute promises up to 8 hours of cloud gaming between charges, as well as hall effect joysticks and triggers.
GPD Win Mini: New gaming handheld to launch with clamshell form factor, larger battery than Steam Deck and AMD Zen 4 APUs
More details about GPD's next-generation gaming handheld have surfaced online. Named the Win Mini, the gaming handheld will feature a 7-inch and 1080p display, a clamshell form factor and a 45 Wh battery, among other things.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Turbo: New smartphone debuts as future POCO F5 with Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 chipset at a low price
Xiaomi has presented the Redmi Note 12 Turbo, the first smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 chipset. The Redmi Note 12 Turbo also comes with a 120 Hz AMOLED display, up to 16 GB RAM and an optional Harry Potter special edition, among other features.
Apple releases iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 updates with new features and Apple Pencil hover upgrades
Apple has issued the fourth major update for iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 make several small changes for modern iPhones and iPads, including 21 new emojis. iPadOS 16.4 should also improve the versatility of the Apple Pencil 2 too.
Intel NUC 13 Pro launches with up to 64 GB RAM, twin Thunderbolt 4 ports and new Raptor Lake-P processors
Intel has introduced the NUC 13 Pro, its latest mini-PC. The NUC 13 Pro comes with up to a Core i7-1370P processor, 64 GB RAM and twin Thunderbolt 4 ports, among other features. Pre-orders have opened for the 117 x 112 mm mini-PC too.
Motorola Edge 40 Pro: New leak showcases higher than expected pricing for future flagship
A new leak has revealed updated European pricing for the Edge 40 Pro, Motorola's next global flagship smartphone. Contrary to earlier leaks, Motorola has priced the Edge 40 Pro at €100 higher than the Edge 30 Pro.
Oppo and OnePlus comment on alleged European and UK exits
According to several reports, OnePlus and Oppo have decided to leave European and UK markets. Reputedly, the two companies planned to pull out of France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK first, starting in mid-2023. However, official statements from Oppo and OnePlus suggest otherwise.
Motorola Moto G53s: New smartphone leaks as potentially smaller Moto G53 alternative
The Motorola Moto G53s has emerged online, courtesy of a Google Play Console listing. While the Moto G53s shares its name with the Moto G53, Motorola may distinguish the pair in a few ways.
MINISFORUM Venus UM690: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX mini-PC drops below US$700 with RAM and storage in new money off deal
The Venus UM690 remains one of MINISFORUM's most powerful mini-PCs, with the Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon 680M and DDR5 RAM delivering exceptional performance within a 127.6 x 127.6 x 48.2 mm chassis. A new deal has discounted the MINISFORUM Venus UM690 by US$170 with RAM and storage that reduces it below US$700.
Intel Core i5-12600K receives excellent discount in new deal
Amazon US has reduced the Intel Core i5-12600K, a 10-core and 16-thread processor that has a 125 W TDP. The Core i5-12600K can also boost to 4.9 GHz and has an integrated UHD Graphics 770 GPU.
Oppo Find N3: New details emerge for next-generation foldable smartphone
New details have leaked for the Find N3, Oppo's next-generation foldable smartphone. Tipped for launch in the autumn, the Oppo Find N3 is expected to feature Qualcomm's future Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2 chipset, amid a host of other impression flagship specifications.
Nubia Pad 3D: Pre-orders open for new Android tablet with innovative 3D display
ZTE has finally confirmed Nubia Pad 3D pricing. The Snapdragon 888-powered tablet features a 9,700 mAh battery, a 12.4-inch and 2.5K display and 8 GB of RAM. However, it can also create 3D content thanks to a special display layer and twin front-facing cameras.
Huawei confirms global launch date for new P60 Pro, Mate X3 and Watch Ultimate devices
Huawei has revealed when it will showcase its new flagship devices globally. Supposedly, the company hopes to release the P60 series globally, as well as other devices like the Watch Ultimate and the Mate X3.
Samsung Galaxy M54: New mid-range smartphone lands with huge 120 Hz AMOLED display and larger battery than Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung has previewed the Galaxy M54, a new mid-range smartphone in the company's stock mid-range portfolio. The Galaxy M54 has a considerable 6,000 mAh battery, a 120 Hz AMOLED display, a 108 MP camera with OIS, and a promise of 4 major Android OS updates.
New Google Pixel Tablet leaks surface before probable I/O 2023 release
New information has appeared online about the Pixel Tablet and its accompanying dock. Likely launching with the Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold during Google's I/O 2023 keynote, new leaks have outlined how its dock will work and show what it looks like from all sides.
Samsung Galaxy F14 revealed with 5 nm processor, 50 MP camera and huge 6,000 mAh battery
Samsung has expanded its range of mid-range smartphones, having already released the Galaxy A14, Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54 this year. Now it is the turn of the Galaxy F14, which combines a modern 5 nm SoC with a 50 MP camera and a 90 Hz display, among other features.
Next-generation GPD gaming handheld shows a return to the Win 2 and Win 2 Max
Early details about a new GPD gaming handheld have surfaced online. While the Win 4 expanded on the design of the Win 3, a new GPD product will hark back to the old Win 2 and Win 2 Max with a mini laptop form factor.
Popular Amazon Alexa smartphone feature cancelled
Amazon has advised Alexa voice assistant users that it will soon turn off a feature aimed at improving usability on smartphones. The feature will cease to work at the end of the month, with nothing replacing it.
Corsair XENEON 27QHD240: New gaming monitor showcased with 240 Hz Micro-Lens and 1,000 nit OLED panel
Corsair has partnered with LG Display to deliver the XENEON 27QHD240, an MLA OLED panel with a QHD resolution and 1,000 nits peak brightness. The XENEON 27QHD240 also offers a 240 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
Early Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 benchmarks show Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 performance levels
Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 benchmarks have landed online, a week after Qualcomm announced the new chipset. Early results suggest a massive improvement from previous Snapdragon 7 series chipsets and put the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 close to last year's Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
AOC AGON AG325QZN/EU: New gaming monitor introduced with 31.5-inch, 1440p and 240 Hz display
The AOC AGON AG325QZN/EU is a high refresh rate gaming monitor with a 31.5-inch and 1440p VA panel. The AGON AG325QZN/EU is also VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, has four video outputs and a USB hub, among other features.
Anbernic RG405M: New retro gaming handheld launches with OLED display for under US$150
Anbernic has presented the RG405M, a 4-inch gaming handheld with an IPS display. Powered by the Unisoc Tiger T618 and LPDDR4X RAM, the Anbernic RG405M runs Android 12 and has a 4,500 mAh battery that should last up to 7 hours of gameplay between charges.
Huawei P60, P60 Pro and P60 Art announced with new flagship features
Huawei has debuted the P60 series, which consists of the regular P60, the P60 Pro and the P60 Art. The trio rely on the same flagship chipset, large LPTO AMOLED display and 48 MP variable aperture primary camera. However, there are a few differences between models, including a silicon-carbon battery for the P60 Art.
Xiaomi Redmi 12C: New budget smartphone launches globally
Xiaomi is now offering the Redmi 12C outside China, three months after releasing the smartphone in China. The Redmi 12C comes with a 720p display, a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, a 50 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery. The device features LPDDR4X RAM too, although there are cutbacks in some areas.
Xiaomi Redmi Watch 3: New smartwatch lands globally with large display and long battery life
Xiaomi is now selling the Redmi Watch 3 outside China. The Redmi Watch 3 has a large display within a small chassis, as well as a GPS module and 5 ATM water resistance, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series launches globally with pre-order bonuses
Xiaomi has finally opened pre-orders for the Redmi Note 12 series globally. Starting at €199.90 and £219 for the Redmi Note 12 4G, the Redmi Note 12 series costs up to £449 and €499.90 for the range-topping Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus. Xiaomi is offering pre-order bonuses in some cases too.
Orange Pi 5B launches for US$89 with updated connectivity options
Orange Pi has started selling an updated version of the Orange Pi 5 with Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi 6 connectivity. The Orange Pi 5B also has a Rockchip RK3588S chipset, up to 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, among other features.
Huawei TalkBand B7 debuts as new all-in-one smartwatch and earbud combo
Huawei has presented the TalkBand B7, a successor to the 3-year-old TalkBand B6. The TalkBand B7 features a 1.53-inch AMOLED display, a built-in earpiece and a battery life that should last up to two days between charges.
Huawei Mate X3: New flagship foldable smartphone released with features to take on Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Fold5
Huawei has presented its strongest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 competitor to date. Not only does the Mate X3 have a much thinner design than the Galaxy Z Fold4 and this year's Galaxy Z Fold5, but it also has a lighter body and improved hinge technology. Huawei has equipped the Mate X3 with a high-quality set of cameras, among other features.
Xiaomi teases more Redmi Note 12 Turbo details and compares its display with Apple iPhone 14
The launch of the Redmi Note 12 Turbo is a few days away, although it could be about a month before the device is available globally as the POCO F5. In the meantime, Xiaomi has revealed several display details with boasts that the Redmi Note 12 Turbo is superior to the likes of the iPhone 14.
Huawei Watch Ultimate: New smartwatch showcased with innovative features before global launch
Huawei has presented the Watch Ultimate in China, just over a week before the smartwatch is available in other markets. The flagship smartwatch is waterproof to 100 metres, offers long battery life, can take ECGs, has an LTPO AMOLED display and supports advanced satellite connectivity, among other features.
Sony Xperia 1 V: New schematic leak reveals different dimensions for future flagship smartphone
According to a new report, the Xperia 1 V will not be a more compact successor to the Xperia 1 IV. Contradicting a reliable leaker, a new schematic suggests that it will be more of the same from Sony's premier smartphone when it arrives later this year.
Huawei Watch Ultimate: Hands-on photo of new smartwatch leaks shortly before release
Huawei is on the verge of releasing the Watch Ultimate, its next high-end smartwatch. In the meantime, a hands-on photo of the Huawei Watch Ultimate has surfaced online, revealing its design.
Nothing Ear (2) debuts with revised design and new features
Nothing has presented the Ear (2), a pair of earbuds that the company hopes will deliver improved ANC, battery life and sound quality than the Ear (1) or Ear (Stick).
Garmin to simplify alpha and beta smartwatch software distribution
Garmin has announced that it will reduce the complexities associated with obtaining alpha updates on its Beta Program. From now on, Garmin will distribute these updates through GCM, although they must be installed manually. Garmin has made changes to its alpha and beta feedback system too.
Oppo Enco Free3 earbuds launch with LDAC and Hi-Res Audio support
Oppo has announced the Enco Free3 earbuds, its latest pair of earbuds. Available in China first, the Enco Free3 features LDAC support, 12.4 mm drivers and up to 49 dB of active noise cancellation.
OnePlus 10 Pro drops below US$500 in new money off deal
Amazon US has heavily discounted the OnePlus 10 Pro with 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. The OnePlus 10 Pro can now be picked up for under US$500, just over a year after its release.
Chuwi GemiBook xPro: New low-powered laptop launches with Intel Alder Lake-N processor
Chuwi is now selling the GemiBook xPro, a 14.1-inch laptop with an Intel Processor N100. The GemiBook xPro also packs plenty of ports and LPDDR5 RAM for under US$300, among other features.
New Beats Studio Buds earbuds leak in iOS 16.4 Release Candidate
The iOS 16.4 Release Candidate has arrived, within which Apple has included references to a new pair of Beats Studio Buds. Dubbed the Beats Studio Buds+, the earbuds should feature a few changes from the current Beats Studio Buds.
Lenovo Legion Y900: New gaming tablet showcased as Tab Extreme spin-off
Lenovo has introduced the Legion Y900, a new tablet in its gaming series. The Legion Y900 features a 14.5-inch OLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 and 12 GB of RAM, among other hardware.
LG UltraGear 49GR85DC-B pricing and shipment date confirmed as pre-orders open
LG has started selling the UltraGear 49GR85DC-B, its latest curved gaming monitor. Based around a 49-inch panel, the UltraGear 49GR85DC-B combines a 1440p resolution with a 240 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response times and VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Turbo: Release date and device details confirmed for new mid-range smartphone
Xiaomi has revealed more details about the Redmi Note 12 Turbo, its next mid-range smartphone. Not only has the company outlined the device's release date, but it has also teased its design and several features.
ThunderBERRY5: New single-board computer showcased with Qualcomm SoC and Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller
The ThunderBERRY5 is a single-board computer that should serve as a powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. Equipped with a Qualcomm QCS610 chipset, the ThunderBERRY5 also has an RP2040 microcontroller, 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and a 40-pin header, among other features.
Steam Deck receives DualSense Edge and Local Network Game Transfers support with new update
Valve has re-released a new Steam Deck Client update. According to the company, the update addresses several bugs present in its earlier release, as well as all changes and new features, including Local Network Game Transfers.
DFI PCSF51: New single-board computer presented with AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 APUs
The DFI PCSF51 is a compact single-board computer (SBC) powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 APUs. With a choice of dual-core and quad-core parts, the DCI PCSF51 supports Ubuntu, Windows and will be available with up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, among other features.
Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) leaks in new promotional photos with 50 MP camera and 90 Hz display
The launch of the Moto G Stylus (2023) nears, with Motorola having now finalised promotional materials for the forthcoming mid-range smartphone. Not only do the leaked promotional images reveal the device's looks, but they also highlight a few specifications.
Leaker reveals new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 details
Reportedly, Samsung has settled on a much larger cover display for the Galaxy Z Flip5. The Galaxy Z Flip5 should receive several other display improvements too, as will the Galaxy Z Fold5.
Philips 16B1P3302D arrives as new portable monitor sporting twin USB Type-C ports
Philips has introduced the Philips 16B1P3302D, a 15.6-inch portable monitor designed to be used with a host of external devices. The Philips 16B1P3302D features two USB Type-C ports that support DisplayPort Alt Mode and USB Power Delivery, among other features.
Google to deliver new videography improvements with Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro releases
The Google Photos app now contains hints that a number of significant videography upgrades will debut with the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Centred on artificial intelligence, it appears that Google will expand its 'Unblur' technologies to videos, among other improvements.
Google Pixel Watch receives new features and improvements with latest software update
Google has started rolling out a new update to the Pixel Watch. Rolling out as RWDA.230114.008, the update brings numerous changes to Google's first smartwatch, some of which the company teased last month.
Oppo Pad 2 arrives as disguised OnePlus Pad with 144 Hz display, Oppo Pencil 2 and new keyboard case
Oppo has unveiled its latest flagship tablet, which may look familiar to OnePlus fans. Effectively a OnePlus Pad in different colours, the Oppo Pad 2 launches with the Oppo Pencil 2, as well as a new keyboard cover.
Oppo Find X6 Pro launches with 1-inch camera and new ultra-bright display
The Find X6 Pro has arrived as Oppo's latest premier smartphone. The Find X5 Pro should compete with the best flagships around, thanks to its 2,500-nit display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, a 1-inch primary camera and 100 W wired fast charging, among other features.
Oppo Find X6: New flagship smartphone debuts with minor changes from last year's Find X5
Oppo has introduced the Find X6, its replacement for the Find X5. While the Find X6 returns a new chipset and an improved display, the performance improvement from the Find X5 is likely to be minimal. The Find X6 loses wireless charging support and makes minimal camera improvements compared to the Find X5 too.
Apple iPhone 15 Pro: New leak shows Taptic button design and mute switch replacement
Apple's Taptic buttons will be one of the most significant changes between the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro series. New images sourced from leaked CAD files now show what these buttons will look like, including a replacement for Apple's iconic mute switch.
Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro new design innovations detailed
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro may resemble the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series at first glance, but Google has made numerous changes to improve ergonomics. Close-up images showcase some of these adjustments, including how Google has moved to a flat display for the Pro model and the rounding of its flagship smartphone series.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 and GeForce RTX 4070 outlined by new leak
NVIDIA's board partners are adding support for more Ada Lovelace-based graphics cards. Based on new references in a Gigabyte Control Center changelog, NVIDIA has finally settled on VRAM volumes for the forthcoming GeForce RTX 4060 and GeForce RTX 4070.
Amazfit T-Rex Ultra debuts as new high-end smartwatch
The Amazfit T-Rex Ultra has arrived as the company's most expensive T-Rex smartwatch to date. Not only does the T-Rex Ultra offer 20 days of battery life in most cases, but it also has a large AMOLED display and runs Zepp OS 2.0, among other features.
Xiaomi POCO F5: New launch date outlined for Redmi Note 12 Turbo re-brand
A report has highlighted a potential launch date for the POCO F5, the global version of the forthcoming Redmi Note 12 Turbo. Xiaomi will unveil the Redmi Note 12 Turbo later this month in China with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 chipset.
MNT Pocket Reform: New 7-inch Linux laptop launches from US$899
MNT Research has brought its Pocket Reform compact laptop to the crowdfunding website Crowd Supply. Available from US$899, the MNT Pocket Reform has a 7-inch display, a 5-row keyboard, dedicated mouse buttons and a micro-optical trackball, among other features.
Banana Pi BPI-R3 Mini introduced as new 2.5 Gigabit router board
Banana Pi has presented yet another single-board computer (SBC), having recently announced the BPI-P2 Pro. This time, the company has showcased the BPI-R3 Mini, which has 5G antennas, a Nano SIM card slot and twin 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet ports for use as a router.
ASUS Tinker Board 3: New single-board computer previewed ahead of release
ASUS has previewed the Tinker Board 3, an ARM-based single-board computer that measures 100 x 100 mm. Equipped with the Rockchip RK3568, the Tinker Board 3 will also be available with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM running in dual-channel mode, 64 GB of eMMC flash storage and plenty of I/O.
ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM: Pricing details for new OLED gaming monitor revealed as pre-orders open
ASUS is on the verge of launching the ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM, its 27-inch, 2.5K and 240 Hz OLED gaming monitor. The company has finally revealed pricing information for the UK and the US. The gaming monitor is available to pre-order in the UK too, ahead of a global release.
New Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max rumour points to noticeable display modernisation
According to a reliable leaker, the iPhone 15 Pro Max should launch with significantly thinner bezels than the current iPhone 14 Pro Max. Reputedly, Apple has made such an improvement between generations that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will offer the thinnest display bezels of any smartphone, more so than the Xiaomi 13.
New certifications reveal battery capacities for Samsung Galaxy Watch6 Classic
New certifications have listed battery capacities for what appear to be two Galaxy Watch6 Classic models. Mirroring the Galaxy Watch4 series, the Galaxy Watch6 series is expected to arrive this autumn in two sizes and two styles, with a Galaxy Watch6 Pro elusive for now.
Retroid Pocket Flip: Launch date, pricing and specifications confirmed for new retro gaming handheld
Retroid has revealed full details about the Pocket Flip, including a launch date. While the Pocket Flip may be Retroid's latest gaming handheld, it turns out that it may offer the same performance and gaming experience as the Pocket 3 Plus that the company already sells.
Next-generation Motorola Razr battery leaks with model number and new naming convention
Apparently, the next Motorola Razr will not launch as the Razr 2023 or the Razr (2023). Instead, the device is rumoured to arrive as the Razr+ (2023). Battery information and the device's model number has surfaced online too, likely three months before its official release.
Samsung Galaxy A24 previewed as new mid-range smartphone as specifications and press images leak
Samsung has confirmed the impending arrival of the Galaxy A24, the fourth entry in this year's Galaxy A series refresh. While the handset is not due to launch for another few months, specifications and press images have already surfaced online.
Beelink GTR6: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX mini-PC reduced by over US$200 in new deal
The Beelink GTR6 is a powerful mini-PC that measures 168 x 120 x 43 mm. Despite its compact form factor, the Beelink GTR6 packs a Ryzen 9 6900HX, one of AMD's most powerful mobile APUs. A new deal has reduced the mini-PC by over US$200, taking it below US$750.
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 with Core i9-12900H and RTX 3070 Ti discounted in new deal
Amazon US has reduced the ROG Strix Scar 15 G533ZW-AS94Q, a high-end gaming laptop that typically sells for over US$2,000. However, a new deal takes the gaming laptop below US$1,700 with US$350 in savings.
Realme teases GT Neo5 SE as 'least SE in history' with brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 series chipset
Realme is preparing to release a third entry in the GT Neo5 series after the GT Neo5 and GT Neo5 240W. Reportedly launching next month, the GT Neo5 SE will be one of the first devices with the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2, as well as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Turbo.
Xiaomi outlines Redmi Note 12 Turbo with new Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 chipset
Xiaomi has started teasing the Redmi Note 12 Turbo, its first Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 smartphone. Arriving later this month, the Redmi Note 12 Turbo is expected to be available globally as the POCO F5.
Qualcomm reboots Snapdragon 7 series with new Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2
Qualcomm has released the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2, which replaces the unpopular Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Supposedly, the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 will deliver massive improvements over its predecessor, with a 50% faster CPU, twice the GPU performance and reduced power usage, among other changes.
Radxa ROCK 3 Model C: New single-board computer debuts from US$39
Radxa has started selling the ROCK 3 Model C, its latest Rockchip RK3566-powered single-board computer. The Rock 3 Model C measures 85 x 56 mm, has an M.2 2230 slot, supports optional eMMC storage and will be available with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Xiaomi 13 Pro falls short of competition in camera analysis
The Xiaomi 13 Pro is the company's latest camera flagship. However, it cannot match the camera performance of Xiaomi's best effort yet, the Mi 11 Ultra. While the Xiaomi 13 Pro fares well overall, it cannot usurp the Xiaomi 12S Ultra either.
Google Tensor G3: Details revealed for new chipset powering Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro
According to reports, the Tensor G3 will continue to be a customised Exynos 2300, despite Samsung deciding against offering the chipset in the new Galaxy S23 series. Reputedly, the Tensor G3 will contain 9 CPU cores, including an ARM Cortex-X3 prime core, and an Xclipse 930 GPU, among other features.
Valve discusses viability of Steam Deck OLED upgrade
While the Steam Deck outperforms its peers in many areas, its 800p IPS display falls short of most modern gaming handhelds. One of the programmers behind the Steam Deck has now commented on the difficulty of equipping the Steam Deck with another display, such as an OLED panel.
Google Pixel 7a: Prototype of new mid-range smartphone lands on auction site
A prototype Pixel 7a has surfaced on eBay, likely three months before the device's official release. While retail units are rumoured to cost approximately €500, the prototype unit is selling for almost 5x that price.
New Sony WF-1000XM4 deal reduces earbuds by over US$80 in 29% saving
Amazon US has heavily discounted the WF-1000XM4, which remains Sony's high-end pair of TWS earbuds until the WF-1000XM5 arrives. Currently, the retailer has reduced the WF-1000XM4 by 29%, which represents an US$81.99 discount.
Nothing Phone (1): New Nothing OS 1.5.3 update brings battery life improvements and Nothing Ear (2) support
Nothing is preparing to launch the Ear (2), its latest pair of earbuds. With a launch due later this month, the company has brought Ear (2) support to the Phone (1), among other changes. Reputedly, Nothing OS 1.5.3 should reduce app restart times, while also minimising power consumption and improving battery life as a result.
Panasonic previews PT-CMZ50 ultra-short throw projector with 16:10 aspect ratio
The Panasonic PT-CMZ50 is an ultra-short throw projector that can create up to 120-inch projections with a 16:10 aspect ratio. According to Panasonic, the PT-CMZ50 offers a 0.235:1 throw ratio and a 1200p native resolution, as well as 5,200 Lumens peak brightness.
Powkiddy RK2023 introduced as new retro gaming handheld with 3.5-inch display
The Powkiddy RK2023 is a retro gaming handheld shaped like a Game Boy Advance. Powkiddy equips the RK2023 with a 3.5-inch IPS display, a 3,500 mAh battery and 1 GB of RAM, all within a 151.5 x 78 x 17.5 mm chassis.
PotatoP: Low-powered system showcases possibilities of laptop with years of battery life
The PotatoP is a device focused on maximising battery life. Designed for small programming projects, the PotatoP is slated to deliver up to 2 years of battery life from its 12,000 mAh battery and solar cell.
FriendlyELEC introduces new NanoPi R6C single-board computer for US$89
FriendlyELEC has started offering the NanoPi R6C, a cheaper answer to the NanoPi R6S. The NanoPi R6C relies on the same Rockchip RK3588S chipset and is configurable with up to 8 GB of RAM though, among other features.
Huawei Watch Ultimate: New smartwatch teased with satellite connectivity
Huawei has started teasing a new smartwatch named the Watch Ultimate on Chinese social media. Currently, the company has hinted at a distinguishing feature of the forthcoming smartwatch, as well as a release date in its home market.
Sony WF-1000XM5: New details emerge for upcoming flagship TWS earbuds
More details about the WF-1000XM5 have surfaced online, Sony's next pair of high-end earbuds and replacements for the WF-1000XM4. Launching later this year with a tweaked design, the WF-1000XM5 may adopt a dual driver design, among other changes.
LG UltraGear 49GR85DC-B: New 49-inch curved gaming monitor showcased with 240 Hz refresh rate
LG has unveiled the UltraGear 49GR85DC-B, a 49-inch curved gaming monitor with a 1440p and 240 Hz VA panel. The UltraGear 49GR85DC-B is also VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified and offers a 2,500:1 contrast ratio, among other features.
BeagleBoard BeaglePlay: New open-source SBC introduced for US$99
The BeagleBoard Foundation has started offering the BeaglePlay, a compact SBC equipped with a TI AM625 processor and 2 GB of RAM. The BeaglePlay retails for US$99 and comes with a custom Debian Linux build pre-installed, among other features.
Google Pixel 8 leaked renders showcase new smaller design for future flagship smartphone
High-resolution renders of the Pixel 8 have leaked online. Based on the images, the Pixel 8 will be noticeably shorter and thinner than the Pixel 7. The Pixel 8 will also have a rounder design than its predecessor but with the same twin rear-facing camera arrangement as previous smaller Pixel smartphones.
Samsung showcases new Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54 mid-range smartphones in four colours
Samsung has presented the Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54, having already released the Galaxy A14 in multiple markets. The Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54 share plenty of features, including 120 Hz Super AMOLED displays and 5,000 mAh batteries. Samsung distinguishes them in certain areas though, such as cameras and display sizes.
Apple Watch and watchOS get ChatGPT app with watch face complication
It is now possible to access ChatGPT directly from an Apple Watch. The app works in several languages, can answer complex questions and can send responses via email, SMS or social media, among other features.
New Google Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet features discovered in Android 14 Developer Preview 2
Google is continuing in its quest to make Android better suited for larger displays. To that end, Android 14 Developer Preview 2 contains changes specific to the forthcoming Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet, which are both due for release at I/O 2023 in May.
Google Pixel 8 Pro: New leak reveals design changes with flat display and possible LiDAR sensor
High-resolution renders of the Pixel 8 Pro have leaked online, roughly half a year before Google is expected to announce the flagship alongside the cheaper Pixel 8. Revealed by a reliable leaker, the images show significant design changes from last year's Pixel 7 Pro, including a flat display, a revised camera module a perhaps even a LiDAR sensor for improving portrait photos.
Xiaomi confirms global Redmi Note 12 series 'Live vivid' launch event as new Redmi Note 12S stops by FCC
Xiaomi has outlined when it will launch the Redmi Note 12 series globally. Arriving later this month, the series will consist of the Redmi Note 12 through to the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus. Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 12S has passed through the FCC on its way to market too.
BenQ MOBIUZ EX480UZ gaming monitor lands in Europe with 48-inch OLED, 4K and 120 Hz panel
BenQ has released the MOBIUZ EX480UZ in Europe, where it is available for €1,799. The BenQ MOBIUZ EX480UZ has a 48-inch OLED panel that operates at 4K, 120 Hz and 450 nits. The MOBIUZ EX480UZ has HDMI 2.1 and USB Type-C ports too, among other features.
New Google Pixel Feature Drop arrives with improvements across Pixel 4, Pixel 5, Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series smartphones
Google has finally released the March 2023 Feature Drop for Pixel smartphones. While this month's Feature Drop focuses on the Pixel 4a 5G through Pixel 7 Pro, some features have come to all Pixel smartphones, such as expanded Magic Eraser eligibility.
Nothing Ear (2): New leak reveals transparent earbuds with Bluetooth Multipoint connectivity
Nothing is days away from the Ear (2), its latest pair of TWS earbuds. While the Nothing Ear (2) is not due to arrive until next week, two leakers have revealed numerous details about the earbuds, as well as high-resolution promotional images.
New Sony PlayStation 5 SSD cooling solution arrives promising improved thermals
Graugear has introduced a new iteration of its M.2 SSD cooling solution for the Sony PlayStation 5. The small accessory should reduce SSD temperatures by up to 25°C and is easy to install.
Valve outlines new Steam Deck gaming handheld timeline
Valve employees have hinted at the state of the Steam Deck platform going forwards. While many gaming handheld manufacturers release new models yearly, Valve will take a different approach. However, this means that the Steam Deck will remain a current-generation device for a while to come.
AOC AGON Pro AG254FG: Save 29% on 360 Hz gaming monitor with US$190 discount
The AGON Pro AG254FG is available at nearly a US$200 discount on Amazon US. AOC equips the gaming monitor with a 1080p and 360 Hz flat IPS panel that also delivers 1 ms response times and supports NVIDIA G-SYNC.
Xiaomi Duokan Pro II: E-reader launches outside China with Android 11 pre-installed
The Duokan Pro II is now available outside China. Equipped with a 7.8-inch E-ink display, the Duokan Pro II weighs 250 g, is 7 mm thick and comes pre-loaded with Android 11. The display has a 24-stage backlight too, among other features.
Motorola Razr 2023: New image of next-generation Razr smartphone leaks
A hands-on image of a Razr 2023 prototype has surfaced online. The Razr 2023 will launch later this year with an unusual design, including a huge cover display and a bright red bottom panel in one of its guises.
Analyst details Apple iPhone under-panel Face ID delay
According to a renowned display analyst, Apple will no longer deliver under-panel Face ID hardware in iPhone Pro models next year. Instead, the Dynamic Island will dominate for at least another year, with no new display hardware due for Pro models until the iPhone 17 Pro in 2025 at the earliest.
Galaxy Z Fold5: Leaker claims it would be 'impossible' for foldable to use 200 MP camera from Galaxy S23 Ultra
Leaker @UniverseIce claims to have received information about which primary camera sensor the Galaxy Z Fold5 will feature when it arrives later this year. Apparently, it could be more of the same for the Galaxy Z Fold series, with Samsung unable to utilise the ISOCELL HP2 from the Galaxy S23 Ultra in its next-generation foldable smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra to receive new major camera update soon
Samsung is supposedly working towards delivering major camera updates for its latest Galaxy S23 series devices. A new One UI 5.1 update is slated to fine-tune the camera experience for even the Galaxy S23 Ultra and its 200 MP sensor. According to a reliable leaker, the update could arrive later this month in most markets.
Sony Xperia 1 V: Release details leak for new flagship smartphone
Alleged release details for the Xperia 1 V have surfaced online. Reputedly, Sony's next flagship smartphone will arrive in as little as two months' time, although the Xperia 1 V may be unavailable until the summer in some markets.
New Apple HomePod rumours point to touchscreen integration for 2024 model
According to new rumours, Apple will replace the current second-generation HomePod as early as 2024. Purportedly, Apple has designed a third-generation edition to integrate more closely within its ecosystem, with a touchscreen serving as a way to control HomeKit devices.
New Huawei Watch 4 leaks reveal LTE connectivity and more specifications
The Huawei Watch 4 has passed through the 3C in China ahead of its anticipated launch later this month. The new certification not only reveals charging speeds but also that LTE connectivity will be present, among other features. The Watch 4 series may support satellite communication, too.
ZTE Nubia Neovision Glass: New Micro OLED AR glasses showcased with up to 120-inch display
ZTE has previewed the Nubia Neovision Glass before its release in China next month. Not only has the company confirmed key details about the AR glasses, like their use of a Micro OLED display, but it has also revealed launch pricing.
reMarkable 2: E-ink tablet gains new Type Folio keyboard accessory
reMarkable has expanded the capabilities of the reMarkable 2 with the Type Folio, a keyboard accessory that is available in two colours. The Type Folio retails for £179, £100 less than the reMarkable 2 itself.
Display analyst comments on Apple ProMotion display availability for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
According to a new report, Apple will continue distinguishing its base and Pro iPhones with display features. While both are expected to launch with Dynamic Island cut-outs this year, lack of production capacity will see the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus miss out on ProMotion displays.
Huawei P60 Pro: New telephoto night shot teased amid claims of March 23 launch event
Huawei is stepping up its teasers for the P60 Pro. Now, the company's CEO has hinted at the device's excellent low-light capabilities even with its telephoto lens. The P60 Pro may only be a few weeks away launching too, with Huawei having seemingly scheduled a March 23 launch event for numerous new products like the Mate X3, Watch 4 series and the Band 7.
Sony WF-C700N leaks as new budget earbuds with ANC support
A new pair of Sony earbuds with ANC are coming to market. The earbuds in question are reputed to be the WF-C700N, a successor to the WF-C500 that lacked active noise cancellation and a much cheaper alternative to the WF-1000XM4.
JMGO N1 Ultra arrives as new triple-laser projector with adjustable stand
JMGO has finally started offering its N1 Ultra projector globally. The JMGO N1 Ultra outputs at 4K and creates up to 150-inch projections. The projector also has an adjustable stand, peaks at 4,000 ANSI lumens and is available from US$1,099.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus: European pricing and release window revealed by new leaks
New leaks point to a European release for the Redmi Note 12 series later this month. At the top of the Redmi Note 12 tree will be the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus, a €499 smartphone that will offer a 200 MP primary camera, among other features.
New Oppo teaser poster sightings point to imminent Find X6 Pro release
Oppo may only be a few weeks away from revealing the Find X6 and Find X6 Pro, the company's latest flagship smartphones. While the company has not spoken on the Find X6 series yet, seemingly official teaser posters have started turning up online.
Samsung finalises Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 specifications as reduced weight claims emerge
According to new reports, Samsung has finalised specifications for the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 that will allow the pair to appear gapless when closed. The Galaxy Z Fold series will go on another diet this year too, but the Galaxy Z Fold5 will still be noticeably heavier than the Oppo Find N2.
Google releases new Android 14 Developer Preview build with various changes
Google has presented Android 14 Developer Preview 2, the second iteration of Android 14. While Android 14 DP2 does not make any major design alterations or features from Android 13, Google has integrated several changes aimed at improving security.
New Google Pixel Fold spied on New York subway
Purportedly, some Google employees are already in possession of Pixel Fold units. One has even been spotted on a New York subway train with Google's first foldable smartphone, which may launch before the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
Samsung Galaxy M14 5G presented with new 5 nm Exynos SoC and 6,000 mAh battery
Samsung has presented the Galaxy M14 5G, possibly the company's entry-level Galaxy M series for 2023. The Galaxy M14 5G boasts a new 5 nm Samsung Exynos chipset, a 50 MP triple camera and a 90 Hz display that resolves at 1080p, among other features.
Google I/O 2023: Google sends invites ahead of possible Android 14 and Pixel 7a launches
Google has officially announced when this year's I/O conference will be held. Traditionally, Google uses I/O to showcase new Android and Wear OS versions, but the company is also rumoured to showcase new hardware like the Pixel 7a at I/O 2023.
Huawei Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro surface in new certifications with three model variants
It appears that Huawei is on the verge of announcing Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro smartwatches. Based on new certifications, Huawei could launch two Watch 4 Pro models, with one Watch 4 model destined for release.
New Xiaomi POCO F5 prototype surfaces online
The Xiaomi POCO F5 series is moving ever closer to release. Now, a second model has emerged on the FCC, which is believed to be the standard POCO F5. The FCC has revealed a few details about the upcoming smartphone, including its memory configurations and launch software.
Banana Pi BPI-P2 Pro: New headless SBC showcased with Rockchip RK3308 chipset
Banana Pi is moving towards launching the BPI-P2 Pro, a headless single-board computer (SBC). The BPI-P2 Pro measures just 65 x 52.5 mm and has a 40-pin GPIO header, among other features.
Details of new Pixel Feature Drop leak before March 2023 release
Google appears to be in the final stages of bringing a new Feature Drop to Pixel smartphones. The March 2023 Feature Drop will expand Magic Eraser eligibility to all Pixel smartphones, among other changes.
Google brings new Google Play update to Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and co.
Google has started distributing a new Google Play update to Pixel smartphones, including the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. The update brings numerous changes and bug fixes to Pixel devices separate from a Feature Drop.
Sonos to bring Apple Music Spatial Audio support to several smart speakers
Sonos has announced a new partnership with Apple to deliver Spatial Audio support to some of its smart speakers. Not restricted to new models, Spatial Audio will also be headed to the Arc and the Beam (Gen 2).
Sonos introduces new Era 100 and Era 300 smart speakers with improved connectivity options
Sonos has introduced the Era 100 and Era 300, a pair of new smart speakers. Sonos has pitched the Era 100 and Era 300 at vastly different price points, with the Era 100 serving as a Sonos One successor.
New Honor MagicBook X 14 Pro and MagicBook Pro X 16 Pro laptops released with Intel Raptor Lake processors
Honor has refreshed its MagicBook X 14 Pro and MagicBook X 16 Pro laptops. The pair are now available with Intel Raptor Lake-H series processors with an adjustable TDP, as well as 16:10 displays.
Honor Movie Glasses: New AR glasses arrive with ability to simulate 201-inch display
Honor has released the Movie Glasses, which it boasts can be used as a portable cinema thanks to their ability to simulate vast displays. Supposedly, the Honor Movie Glasses can create the effect of a 201-inch display while also delivering virtual surround sound.
Apple refreshes iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus with new yellow colourway alongside spring accessories
Apple has refreshed the iPhone 14 series and its accessories offering in time for spring. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are now available in a more striking yellow option, which can also be found among its new silicone case and watch band collection. Apple has introduced three other different silicone case options and 15 more watch bands.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 Light Edition debuts as new cheaper alternative to Buds Pro 2 earbuds
OnePlus has released a cheaper version of its current flagship earbuds. The Buds Pro 2 Light Edition should provide the same sound quality as the more expensive Buds Pro 2 but misses out on two features to keep costs down.
OnePlus Ace 2V launches as new Dimensity 9000 smartphone with aggressive pricing
OnePlus has unveiled the Ace 2V, which would appear to be a first glimpse at the upcoming Nord 3. The Ace 2V has a Dimensity 9000 chipset, a high-resolution AMOLED display and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features. The OnePlus Ace 2V starts at a mere CNY 2,299 (US$322) in China too, with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Honor Magic5 Ultimate debuts as new special edition alternative to camera flagship
Honor has introduced the Magic5 Ultimate, which packs all the same core features as the Magic5 Pro but in a more elaborate packaging. The Magic5 Ultimate retails for CNY 6,699 (~US$963) in its sole 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage configuration and is available in a choice of two vegan leather finishes.
ZTE Nubia Z50 Ultra arrives as new flagship smartphone with impressive camera technology
ZTE has presented the Nubia Z50 Ultra in China, where it starts at just CNY 3,999 (~US$577). The Nubia Z50 Ultra contains flagship hardware like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and a 120 Hz AMOLED display. Additionally, ZTE has included three exciting rear-facing cameras and its latest 'Neovision' under-panel camera technology.
Samsung distributes new smart home improvements in Europe to Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 smartwatches
Samsung has finally announced a new update for the Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro in Europe, months after the equivalent update landed in the US. The update targets smart home improvements, including the ability to control doorbells and cameras from the smartwatch directly.
Qualcomm executive leaks Snapdragon chipset for new Nothing Phone (2)
Nothing announced that its next-generation smartphone would utilise a Snapdragon 8 series chipset. While Nothing left the choice of Snapdragon 8 series chipset up to speculation, a Qualcomm executive has revealed that the SoC in question, with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chosen instead of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Prototype Xiaomi 13 unit offers 6,000 mAh battery with breakthrough solid-state battery technology
Xiaomi has presented its solid-state battery technology that it claims improves energy density by a third relative to conventional lithium-ion batteries. According to the company, a prototype Xiaomi 13 has a 6,000 mAh capacity compared to the 4,500 mAh that ships in retail units.
Chuwi HiPad XPro drops by over 30% in latest price cut
Chuwi has brought the HiPad XPro back to its launch price in its latest round of discounts. The HiPad XPro has a 10.5-inch and 16:10 display, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of expandable storage and runs Android 12, among other features.
iPhone 15 Pro: Apple to replace iconic mute switch for first time in iPhone history
Reputedly, Apple will make major design changes with this year's iPhone 15 series, Pro models especially. According to a new report, even the sacred mute switch is not safe, which has hardly changed in the iPhone's 16-year history.
Nothing Ear (2): Release date teased for new transparent earbuds
Nothing has revealed launch details about the Ear (2), its next pair of TWS earbuds. The Ear (2) will build on the Ear (1) and Ear Stick, albeit with a design that looks the spitting image of the Ear (1).
Motorola Moto G Stylus (2023) leaks as underwhelming new mid-range smartphone
The Moto G Stylus (2023) has surfaced on Geekbench with a curious set of specifications. Not only does the handset rely on the same chipset as its predecessor, but it also features less RAM. This year's Moto G Stylus is rumoured to launch with a fresh design, though.
Miraxess MiraDock arrives as new smartphone desktop docking station
Miraxess MiraDock is moving towards launching the MiraDock, its smartphone desktop docking station. The company behind the ill-fated Mirabook is already accepting pre-orders and hopes to start shipping the MiraDock later this month.
Next Xiaomi Watch to launch as company's return to Wear OS smartwatches
According to a new report, Xiaomi is working towards a return to the Wear OS ecosystem, years after the company released its sole Wear OS-powered wearable. Reputedly, the smartwatch will arrive under the Xiaomi Watch series and will run Wear OS 3.
Google sets new standards for Wear OS app developers
Google has published new guidelines for Wear OS smartwatch apps. Theoretically, the changes should result in higher software quality across Wear OS, with 39 UX guidelines set for Wear OS 3, instead of a mere 8 with Wear OS 2.
Nothing Speaker (1) leaks as new product category for Carl Pei's company
A new leak has revealed that Nothing is working on an in-house speaker. The first of its kind by the company, the so-called Nothing Speaker (1) has an unusual design with what appears to be a transparent carrying handle.
Xiaomi reveals which POCO smartphones will receive new MIUI 14 update
Xiaomi has announced another MIUI 14 rollout. Having already revealed that 18 smartphones will receive its latest OS update, it has now outlined which POCO-branded smartphones will be making their way onto MIUI 14.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12S emerges as new budget smartphone series
The first details of the Redmi Note 12S series have surfaced, courtesy of a reliable leaker. Allegedly, Xiaomi will start selling two Redmi Note 12S devices within the next two months based on MediaTek chipsets.
Razer Orochi V2 gaming mouse refreshed with new Pokémon Editions
Razer has presented a series of Orochi V2 gaming mice in special edition liveries. All based on well-known Pokémon characters, the special edition models are functionally identical to the regular Orochi V2 gaming mouse.
New MIUI 14 update lands on Xiaomi Mi 11i following global rollout schedule release
Xiaomi has started issuing MIUI 14 to the Mi 11i as part of its global rollout. The Mi 11i is one of 18 devices that will receive MIUI 14 in Xiaomi's first global rollout wave, which includes the rest of the Mi 11 series, the Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Xiaomi 12 series. Most devices will be updated to Android 13 and MIUI 14, although some will receive an Android 12-based update.
Auspicious Machine launches as new Raspberry Pi gaming handheld with a BlackBerry twist
The Auspicious Machine is a Linux-based gaming handheld with a design that could be mistaken for a BlackBerry smartphone. Not only does the Auspicious Machine have a 4:3 aspect ratio display, but it also has a small keyboard. The Auspicious Machine is based on a Raspberry Pi 4 Compute Module 4, although it supports other popular single-board computers.
Huawei Watch Buds reach general availability in multiple markets
Huawei has officially started selling the Watch Buds, having opened pre-orders last month. The Watch Buds may look like Huawei's other flagship smartwatches, but it offers a hidden feature beneath its display that few of its competitors offer.
Garmin releases new Forerunner 965 smartwatch with AMOLED display and titanium bezel
Garmin has introduced the Forerunner 965, a 46 mm smartwatch with a 1.4-inch display. The Forerunner 965 has a titanium bezel, 32 GB of storage and an AMOLED display, which should be brighter and more vivid than older MIP displays. The Forerunner 965 is already orderable, albeit at a higher launch price than the Forerunner 955.
Garmin Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265S launch as new mid-range smartwatches with AMOLED displays
Garmin has finally started selling the Forerunner 265 series globally. Available as the Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265S, the Forerunner 265 series retails for US$449.99 and features AMOLED displays. The Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265S both retail for US$449.99 and are orderable now.
Xiaomi Redmi Watch 3 Lite leaks as new upcoming smartwatch
Various regulatory bodies have revealed information about the Redmi Watch 3 Lite, a follow-up to its 2021 predecessor. Not only have regulatory bodies confirmed the smartwatch's release name, but they have also shared battery information and even hands-on photos.
LG UltraGear 27GP95R-B gaming monitor drops to lowest price ever
LG has reduced another high-end gaming monitor under its UltraGear series. The UltraGear 27GP95R-B has a Nano-IPS panel with a default 144 Hz refresh rate. However, LG allows the UltraGear 27GP95R-B to be overclocked to 160 Hz, which combines with a native 4K resolution, 1 ms response times and VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification.
New Realme GT3 brings 144 Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and 240 W charging to mid-range smartphone market
The Realme GT3 has landed at MWC 2023 with 240 W fast charging, a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset and a 144 Hz AMOLED display. Not only has the company showcased the new smartphone, but it has also outlined a global release window and launch pricing.
Nubia Z50 Ultra previewed with 35 mm, 85 mm and new invisible selfie cameras
ZTE will soon introduce the Nubia Z50 Ultra, an unusual flagship smartphone that will share a boxy design with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Once again, ZTE will use an Ultra-branded smartphone to showcase its latest under-panel camera technology. The Nubia Z50 Ultra will also offer an unusually long focal length for a primary smartphone camera.
Garmin reveals new Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 release dates
Garmin is on the verge of releasing Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 series smartphones. While the company has not explicitly referred to either smartwatch, its teaser corresponds with an earlier leak.
Details of Ventura and La Jolla Meta Quest VR headsets leak
Details of two unreleased Meta Quest VR headsets have leaked, courtesy of The Verge. Cited in an internal roadmap, 'Ventura' and 'La Jolla' will serve different product segments, with the former billed as a cheaper or more 'accessible' alternative to this year's Quest 3. Meanwhile, La Jolla will be a successor to the Quest Pro of sorts.
New leaks suggest Meta wants VR enthusiasts to be 'fired up about' this year's Quest 3 VR headset
New Quest 3 information has surfaced online. Purportedly, Meta plans to bring several improvements to market over the current Quest 2 with a view to getting 'enthusiasts fired up'. The Quest 3 will cost even more than the current Quest 2 though, which now costs US$499 with 256 GB of storage.
Leaked roadmap reveals Meta plan for a smartphone-free future
According to a report, Meta is working on multiple sets of AR glasses that it hopes will supersede smartphones by the 2030s. While second-generation smart glasses are due later this year, Meta is not expected to bring its most 'technically advanced' model to market until 2027. Meta's AR glasses will be joined by complementing wearables, including a 'neural interface band'.
Samsung Galaxy Watch6 battery capacities revealed by new leaks
It appears that Samsung will offer larger batteries within its next-generation smartwatches. While the Galaxy Watch5 series offered better battery life of its predecessors, the 40 mm and 44 mm versions of the Galaxy Watch6 will take these improvements even further.
Huawei Watch GT 3 and Watch GT 3 Pro gain new features with HarmonyOS 3 updates
Huawei is now distributing the first HarmonyOS 3 update to the Watch GT 3 and Watch GT 3 Pro in China. Available as HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199, the update brings various changes to the Watch GT 3 series.
Huawei comments on Watch GT Cyber availability
Huawei has discussed extended Watch GT Cyber availability, having launched the smartwatch in China and Mexico so far. While the smartwatch will soon be available in the Middle East and more Latin American and South East Asian countries, Huawei is said to have ruled out European or further North American releases.
UP Squared Pro 7000 SBC announced with new Intel Alder Lake-N processors
AAEON has presented the UP Squared Pro 7000, an x86-based single-board computer (SBC). The UP Squared Pro 7000 will be available with a choice of Intel Alder Lake-N processors, ranging from the Processor N50 to the Core i3-N305.
ZTE showcases new Nubia Pad 3D tablet with eye-catching feature
ZTE has exhibited the Nubia Pad 3D at MWC 2023 before it opens pre-orders. Equipped with a 12.4-inch and 2.5K panel, the Nubia Pad 3D also has a Snapdragon 888 chipset and four cameras that it uses in conjunction with a special display layer that creates 3D content from 2D source material.
AYA NEO Air Plus: New gaming handheld revealed at higher than expected prices
AYA NEO has finally announced pricing and availability for the AIR Plus, its latest gaming handheld. Shipping in the spring with a choice of AMD Ryzen 3 7320U, Ryzen 5 7520U, Ryzen 7 6800U and Intel Core i3-1215U processors, the AYA NEO AIR Plus will completely miss its sub-US$300 price tag.
New Honor Magic5 Pro storms camera and display analyses
The new Honor Magic5 Pro is already making a name for itself. While the device has only just arrived, it has already been ranked as having the best-combined cameras and display of any modern smartphone, Apple iPhone 14 Pro series, Google Pixel 7 Pro and Galaxy S23 Ultra included.
New Google Pixel smartphone glimpsed in three FCC listings
Google has certified three new Google Pixel smartphone model numbers with the FCC, GWKK3, GHL1X and G0DZQ. All variants of the same device, the three model numbers are likely to represent the Pixel 7a or Pixel Fold, which should both arrive this spring with the Google Tensor G2 chipset.
Sony WF-1000XM4 gains new connectivity feature with latest update
Sony has released V2.0.0 to the WF-1000XM4, which brings a substantial improvement to the high-end earbuds. The update brings the long-awaited promise of Bluetooth Multipoint connectivity to the WF-1000XM4, which Sony first mentioned over four months ago.
Xiaomi demonstrates new Redmi 300 W HyperCharge technology
Xiaomi continues its race with Realme to create the fastest smartphone technology possible. While both companies may have cracked 200 W, Xiaomi now claims that a new version of HyperCharge peaks at 300 W. Controlled tests suggest otherwise, but 300 W HyperCharge can still take a 4,100 mAh battery from 0-100% in 5 minutes.
LG announces European pricing and availability for new OLED and QNED Smart TVs
LG has announced European pricing for B3, C3, G3 and Z3 OLED Smart TVs. Ranging from under €2,000 to nearly €30,000, LG's OLED TVs for 2023 offer 42-inch to 88-inch screen sizes and HDMI 2.1a connectivity, among other features. LG has also revealed how much its new QNED Smart TVs will cost in the Eurozone too.
New global Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series details leak
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series will soon be available in Europe. A leaker has now shared photos and a datasheet concerning all models destined for release, ranging from the Redmi Note 12 to the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus, with the Redmi Note 12 5G and Redmi Note 12 Pro in between.
Honor showcases industry first silicon-carbon battery with longer runtimes
Honor has demonstrated its first silicon carbon battery, which it claims is over 10% more energy dense than typical lithium-ion batteries. The Magic5 Pro may even ship with the new battery technology in China, too.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept battles Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max in camera comparison
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept relies on an exposed sensor with a 1-inch format, over which Xiaomi attaches Leica M full-frame lenses. A comparison between the Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept and the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max highlights what a US$43,000 smartphone can do and some of its shortcomings.
Google brings new features to Pixel 7 series, Pixel Watch and co. with Android and Wear OS refinements
Google has presented new features for Android 13 and Wear OS 3. With focus paid to the likes of the Pixel 7 series and the Pixel Watch, Google has also enabled its Fast Pair technology on Chromebooks, among other changes
Garmin Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265S details leak via full spec sheet and high-resolution renders
The release of the Forerunner 265 series nears, with Garmin planning on introducing the Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265S as 46 mm and 42 mm smartwatches, respectively. According to new leaks, both will come in three colours and will launch for US$449.99. Key specifications for both models have leaked too, as has retail packaging for the Forerunner 265.
Launch date of new Motorola Razr foldable smartphone leaks online
A potential launch date for the Motorola Razr (2023) has leaked online. If correct, it would see the Razr (2023) launch months before its predecessor did last year. The Razr (2023) will build on the Razr (2022) with a much larger cover display and a refined design.
Honor Magic5 previewed as new flagship and cheaper alternative to Magic5 Pro
Honor has introduced the Magic5 as part of its MWC 2023 presentation. According to the company, the Magic5 will be available in Q2 2023 with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, a 120 Hz and high-resolution display, modern cameras and a larger battery, among other features.
Honor Magic5 Pro showcased as company's new flagship smartphone
Honor has presented the Magic5 Pro as part of its MWC 2023 showcase. Revealed alongside the Magic Vs and the Magic 5, the Magic5 Pro will take on the likes of the Galaxy S23 Ultra and Xiaomi 13 Pro when it arrives next quarter. While the Magic5 Pro will be cheaper than both its competitors, it will still retail for over €1,000.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro launches globally with stainless steel case and 14 days of battery life
Xiaomi is now offering the Watch S1 Pro globally, six months after releasing the smartwatch in China. The Watch S1 Pro comes in two finishes, as well as a round AMOLED display, long battery life and Xiaomi's proprietary operating system.
Xiaomi 13 Pro lands globally as new flagship camera smartphone
Xiaomi has released the Xiaomi 13 Pro outside China. The Xiaomi 13 Pro is a force to be reckoned with thanks to its flagship hardware and the Sony IMX989 from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. The Xiaomi 13 Pro is not far off the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in terms of pricing, though.
Xiaomi 13 Lite debuts as new global mid-range smartphone
The Xiaomi 13 Lite is the global version of the Xiaomi CIVI 2. As such, the Xiaomi 13 Lite has a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset and a 6.55-inch AMOLED display. However, it also means that the Xiaomi 13 Lite launches with Android 12, not Android 13. Xiaomi has downgraded the Xiaomi 13 Lite in one area compared to the CIVI 2 too.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5 to launch with new larger battery and tweaked design
The FCC has confirmed a few features of Mobvoi's next-generation TicWatch Pro smartwatch. Thought to be called the TicWatch Pro 5, the smartwatch will have a larger battery than any in the TicWatch Pro 3 series.
Bose QuietComfort Ultra leak showcases new flagship ANC headphones
It appears that Bose is preparing to release a new pair of flagship ANC headphones. Dubbed the QuietComfort Ultra, the headphones feature design changes from the QuietComfort 45 and the Headphones 700, which are reached their second and fourth birthdays, respectively.
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro pre-order bonus unearthed as a free 43-inch Smart TV
It appears that Xiaomi will turbocharge its pre-order bonus for the forthcoming Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. While the company has previously offered complimentary wearables and even tablets to entice people to pre-order its new flagships, a leaker has discovered references to a Xiaomi TV P1E Smart TV being thrown in with Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro pre-orders in France.
Xiaomi POCO F5 sighting reveals it as new mid-range smartphone
According to new reports, Xiaomi will use the POCO F5 to bring the Redmi Note 12 Turbo to global audiences. Reputedly, the handset will contain the Snapdragon SM7475 chipset and has already been spotted on IMEI databases as 23049PCD8G.
High-resolution renders and alleged launch dates leak for new Garmin Forerunner 965
High-resolution renders of the Garmin Forerunner 965 have leaked online. The Forerunner 965 will retail for US$569.99, which will be significantly more expensive than its predecessor. Possible release dates for the Forerunner 965 have surfaced too.
Beelink SER6 mini-PC deal with AMD Ryzen 5 6600H delivers 20% in savings
Amazon US has reduced the Beelink SER6, a compact mini-PC powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 6600H and Radeon 660M. 16 GB of DDR5 RAM is also on board, as is a 1 TB SSD. Currently, the Beelink SER6 can be picked up for under US$500.
LG Gram 15 (2022) reduced by over US$500 in new deal with 26% savings
The Gram 15 (2022) can now be ordered for under US$1,400 with an Intel Core i7-1260P processor, 32 GB of RAM and a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. LG also equips the Gram 15 (2022) with an 80 Wh battery and a dedicated number pad, among other features.
Google brings innovative Magic Eraser photo feature to Apple iPhones and all Android smartphones
Google is bringing its Magic Eraser feature to all recent smartphones, including iPhones. Rolling out through the Google Photos app, the feature will only be available to Google One subscribers. Google Photos also gains a HDR effect for video recordings; print orders now come with free shipping in multiple markets too.
LG 32UQ750-W 4K gaming monitor with 144 Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 receives discount for first time
The LG 32UQ750-W has been discounted for the first time. The monitor has a 4K resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate, 90% DCI-P3 colour space coverage and offers 400 nits peak brightness, among other features. Typically, the LG 32UQ750-W retails for nearly US$700, but its first deal takes it below US$600.
AYA NEO AIR Plus release date announced for new ultra-thin gaming handheld
AYA NEO has confirmed when it plans to start selling the AIR Plus, one of its latest gaming handhelds. Offered with a 6-inch and 1080p IPS display, the AIR Plus is expected to start for under US$300. Prices are likely to pick up for Ryzen 7 6800U back models, though.
Pi NAS project shows how to build affordable Raspberry Pi-based network storage for US$35
A new project shows how to create network-attached storage using a humble Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W. While the Zero 2 W is not the most powerful of Raspberry Pi units, it helped keep project costs to just US$35.
PiBoy Mini introduced as new gaming handheld based on Raspberry Pi with HDMI output
The PiBoy Mini is a new gaming handheld based around the Raspberry Pi ecosystem. Equipped with a 3.5-inch display, the PiBoy Mini also has a 2,800 mAh battery and is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero or Pi Zero 2. The PiBoy Mini measures just 112 x 88 x 20 mm too.
Garmin releases new major stable software update with bug fixes and new features for Fenix 6 series and other smartwatches
Garmin has released a new stable software update for Enduro, Fenix 6, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta series smartwatches. Rolling out as System software 25.00, the update introduces several new features to the smartwatches, as well as various bug fixes and refinements.
Xiaomi CIVI 3 leaks with exciting camera and performance upgrades
According to new reports, Xiaomi is preparing to release the CIVI 3 in as little as two months, even though it is only just on the verge of bringing the CIVI 2 to market outside China as the Xiaomi 13 Lite. Reputedly, the Xiaomi CIVI 3 will feature a faster chipset than its predecessor and the same Sony IMX800 primary camera found in the Xiaomi 13.
Samsung rumoured to bring dust and waterproofing to this year's Galaxy Tab S9 tablets
Reportedly, Samsung plans to improve the feature set of its flagship tablet series. Rather than solely focusing on improved performance and visuals, Samsung is expected to finally bring dust and waterproofing to the Galaxy Tab S series with the Galaxy Tab S9, Galaxy Tab S9 Plus and the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra.
Sony releases WH-CH520 as new budget headphones with 50 hours of battery life
Sony has finally brought the WH-CH520 to market after numerous leaks. The Sony WH-CH520 comes in three colours with up to 50 hours of battery life and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, among other features.
Sony WH-CH720N launch as new cheaper alternative to WH-1000XM5 headphones
The WH-CH720N has arrived, Sony's lightest pair of over-ear headphones released to date. The headphones also feature the same Integrated Processor V1 that handles active noise cancellation, as well as up to 35 hours of battery life with ANC enabled or 50 hours with ANC disabled.
MINISFORUM showcases new Neptune MBG6 mini-PC
MINISFORUM has previewed the Neptune MBG6, a mini-PC packed with a desktop-class AMD Ryzen processor and a discrete GPU. The combination should yield better gaming performance than its lower-powered laptop-class mini-PCs.
Razer Blade 15 (2023) arrives as new mid-range gaming laptop
Razer has launched the Blade 15 (2023), an updated version of its popular laptop line and a less powerful alternative to the Blade 16. Starting at US$2,499.99, the Blade 15 (2023) features a 1440p and 240 Hz display, as well as an Intel Raptor Lake-H series processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs.
ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQMR debuts as new 1440p, 600 nit and 300 Hz gaming monitor
ASUS has showcased the ROG Strix XG27AQMR, a 27-inch gaming monitor that succeeds the ROG Strix XG27AQM. Based around a 1440p panel, the ROG Strix XG27AQMR offers VESA DisplayHDR certification and a 300 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34 revealed in new leaks
Samsung is preparing to release the Galaxy A34 and Galaxy A54, two mid-range smartphones that look like the new Galaxy S23 series from a distance. The pair will come with large batteries, long update support and bright colour options.
POCO C55 debuts in three colours as new budget smartphone
POCO has introduced the C55 in India, where it will be available from INR 9,499 (~US$115) on February 28. The POCO C55 comes with a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, up to 6 GB of RAM and a 50 MP primary camera, among other features.
Apple's non-invasive blood glucose sensor detailed in new leak
According to a new report, Apple has sunk nearly 12 years of development into creating a sensor that can monitor blood sugar levels via a non-invasive sensor. The technology is now said to have reached a significant milestone, with hundreds of engineers working to improve the sensor under Apple's Exploratory Design Group.
LG UltraGear 27GP950-B gaming monitor receives over US$250 discount
Amazon US and LG have discounted the UltraGear 27GP950-B, a 27-inch gaming monitor that outputs at 4K, 160 Hz, is VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified and has HDMI 2.1 ports. The UltraGear 27GP950-B is now available at over a US$250 discount, which represents a 28% saving on its MSRP.
European pricing announced for new Intel Raptor Lake and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series MSI gaming laptops
MSI has confirmed pricing for many new gaming laptops in Germany and the Eurozone. Beginning with the Thin GF63 12V at €1,199 and topping out at the Titan GT77 HX 13V with its €5,499 starting price, the company's new gaming laptops combine Intel Raptor Lake processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs.
Xiaomi CEO comments on state of Xiaomi 13S series development
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has commented on the state of the Xiaomi 13S series. With the Xiaomi 13 series launching earlier than their predecessors last year, Xiaomi may have also been expected to bring the Xiaomi 13S, Xiaomi 13S Pro and even a Xiaomi 13S Ultra to market.
Motorola Razr 2023 launching with thinner display bezels and a monstrous cover display
Leaks have outlined the design of the Razr 2023 or Razr (2023). While Samsung has made minor alterations to the design of the Galaxy Z Flip series in recent years, Motorola is set to overhaul the Razr again with the 2023 edition. The Motorola Razr 2023 could even steal a march on the Oppo Find N2 Flip and its huge cover display.
MINISFORUM UM773 Lite mini-PC with AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS APU goes up for pre-sale
MINISFORUM has started selling the UM773 Lite globally. Equipped with the AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, a Zen 3+ APU, the UM773 Lite also supports DDR5 SO-DIMM, PCIe 4.0 SSDs and plenty of ports. Prices start at US$409 as a barebones unit and rise to US$789 with 64 GB RAM and a 2 TB SSD.
Xiaomi Pad 5 gets MIUI 14 and Android 13 with performance improvements, novelties and other refinements
Xiaomi has started rolling out a major update to the Pad 5, one it’s most popular tablets. Not only has the tablet received MIUI 14, but it has also received Android 13. Android 13 and MIUI 14 bring several new features to the Xiaomi Pad 5, such as new widgets and 'Super Icons'.
Garmin releases major update for Fenix 7, Instinct 2, Tactix 7, Epix 2 series smartwatches
Garmin has started distributing a new stable update to many of its current smartwatches. Available on Fenix 7, Instinct 2, Tactix 7, Epix 2 series smartwatches, the update introduces several new features, including improvements for skiers and snowboarders and a jet lag monitoring app, among other changes.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 to receive design overhaul with huge cover display rivalling Oppo Find N2 Flip
According to a reliable leaker, Samsung is working towards updating the design of the Galaxy Z Flip, one-half of the Galaxy Z series. Reputedly, the Galaxy Z Flip5 will adopt a vertical cover display, eschewing the horizontal ones found in previous Galaxy Z Flip models. The Galaxy Z Flip5 is rumoured to contain a larger cover display than even the Oppo Find N2 Flip, which has just arrived in Europe.
Chuwi GemiBook xPro showcased with modern Intel processor and lightweight design
Chuwi has presented the GemiBook xPro, a 14.1-inch laptop powered by an Intel Alder Lake-N processor. Available soon, the GemiBook xPro also has 8 GB of RAM, WiFi 6 connectivity and an IPS display, all for about US$300.
Google Pixel Fold to launch as heavier foldable than Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 with larger batteries
Google is expected to launch its first foldable later this year, commonly thought of as the Pixel Fold. While Google's first attempt at a foldable is expected to be closer to the Oppo Find N2 in form factor, a new rumour alleges that it will also be heavier than the Galaxy Z Fold4. The additional weight will allow Google to install larger batteries while maintaining a thinner frame than Samsung's most recent foldable.
Intel Core i7-12700K deal discounts Alder Lake-S processor by nifty 22%
Amazon US has discounted the Core i7-12700K, a powerful option among Intel's Alder Lake-S series. Dipping to nearly US$250, the Core i7-12700K has 12 cores, 20 threads, a 125 W TDP (PL1) and relies on Intel's 10 nm nodes. The Core i7-12700K also utilises the LGA 1700 socket, among other features.
Take up to 20% off ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (2022) in gaming laptop discounts
Amazon US has discounted 2022 editions of the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (2022). With reductions of up to 20%, the ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (2022) features powerful CPU and GPU combinations, as well as two displays and DDR5 RAM.
Intel Core i7-11700K in cheapest deal to date with epic 47% discount
A new copy of the Intel Core i7-11700K can now be picked up for less than US$250, over US$200 below its list price. The Rocket Lake processor has 8 cores, 16 threads, a 125 W TDP and utilises the LGA 1200 socket.
Grab Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop with RTX 3070 Ti for 25% and US$600 saving
Amazon US has taken 25% off a recent Nitro 5 gaming laptop configuration. Offered with a Core i7-12700H and an RTX 3070 Ti, the SKU also has a 165 Hz display with 3 ms response times, among other features.
Edge 40 Pro rears its head before Motorola's global release
Motorola has submitted the global version of the Moto X40 to the Google Play Console ahead of the device's release. To be offered as the Edge 40 Pro in most countries and the Edge Plus (2023) in North America, the device has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, a 165 Hz display and high-resolution cameras, among other features.
Acer Nitro XFA253Q gaming monitor receives 27% discount
The Acer Nitro XFA253Q has received a 27% discount on its list price. Available as only a 24.5-inch monitor, the Nitro XFA253Q has a 240 Hz refresh rate, a 1080p resolution and 1 ms response times.
Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 curved QD-OLED gaming monitor debuts with reduced price
Philips has brought the Evnia 34M2C8600 to market, four months after presenting the curved monitor. The Evnia 34M2C8600 has a QD-OLED panel that operates at 1440p and 175 Hz, among other features.
Philips Evnia 42M2N8900 OLED gaming monitor now available for cheaper than advertised
Philips has started selling the Evnia 42M2N8900, its flagship gaming monitor. Equipped with a large OLED panel, the Evnia 42M2N8900 has a 4K resolution, a 138 Hz refresh rate and excellent colour accuracy. Philips has equipped the monitor with modern I/O too, including HDMI 2.1 and USB Type-C ports.
Garmin Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches receive nearly a dozen bug fixes in new Beta update
Garmin has released another update for the Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2. Rolling out at Beta version 11.28, the update features several bug fixes to PulseOx, sensor hub and shutdown problems found in Beta version 11.25.
Garmin Forerunner 965 uncovered at retailer in three resplendent colours
A retailer has listed the Garmin Forerunner 965 before the device's official introduction. Based on the leak, Garmin will offer the Forerunner 965 with a choice of three colours, an AMOLED display and up to 23 days of battery life, among other features.
Xiaomi 13 Lite details confirmed by retailer leaks
A European retailer has listed the Xiaomi 13 Lite ahead of its imminent launch. Revealed alongside the Xiaomi 13 and the Xiaomi 13 Pro, the Xiaomi 13 Lite will ship with a modern Snapdragon processor but an outdated version of Android.
Xiaomi 13 Pro joins Xiaomi 13 in extensive retailer leak
The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro are not due to launch outside China until February 26. However, a retailer has listed both models, confirming European pricing and colours in the process. The retailer has also provided full datasheets for the global versions of the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro.
One UI 5.1 complaints stack up with bugs and battery life concerns for older devices
Samsung has just started rolling out One UI 5.1 to older flagships ranging from the Galaxy S20 to the Galaxy S22 series. While the OS update works well on the new Galaxy S23 series, there are mounting complaints of various issues experienced with One UI 5.1 on older flagships, such as reduced battery life and other bugs.
POCO C55 launching tomorrow in striking colours
The POCO C55 is on the verge of launching as Xiaomi looks to bring the Redmi 12C to other markets. Launching tomorrow, the POCO C55 will be available with the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, as well as a 'leather-like stitch design', among other features.
Apple brings various changes to its devices with first iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4 and macOS Ventura 13.3 beta builds
Apple has released iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4 and macOS Ventura 13.3 Beta 1 builds. Available to download now, the updates introduce several new features to iPhones, iPads and Macs that will ship to all users in the next few weeks.
Philips reveals 45-inch ultra-wide monitors with KVM switches and USB Type-C ports
The 45B1U6900C and 45B1U6900CH are two new ultra-wide monitors. Fundamentally identical, the monitors have 44.5-inch panels with 1500R curvature and 1440p resolutions. The latter throws a Windows Hello-certified webcam and a noise-cancelling microphone into the mix though, making it a better candidate for professional use.
Retailers reveal MSI Stealth 16 Studio pricing with RTX 4060 and RTX 4070 GPUs
Retailers have revealed European and UK launch pricing for the MSI Stealth 16 Studio. Available later this month in the latter but possibly not until mid-March in the former, the Stealth 16 Studio will be comparatively expensive even with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra concept renders showcase future Leica flagship
The Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Lite and Xiaomi 13 Pro may well be on their way to Europe and other markets, but there is still the final piece of the Xiaomi 13 series puzzle to go. Reportedly, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will look like render images that a leaker has commissioned based on recent leaks.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra comes up short of competition in camera analysis
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra may appear to be a camera powerhouse, but camera benchmarks suggest otherwise. The Galaxy S23 Ultra is an improvement over the Galaxy S22 Ultra, but its camera performance cannot keep pace with the best around from Apple, Google and Huawei, among others.
Xiaomi Redmi A2 leak reveals pricing and MediaTek's new Helio G36 chipset
Details of the Redmi A2 have surfaced online, courtesy of a reliable leaker. Not only has WinFuture shared official renders, but it has also shared specifications, pricing and an alleged release window.
Nubia Pad 3D and Nubia Neovision Glass previewed with innovative features
ZTE has teased the Nubia Pad 3D and Nubia Neovision Glass, two of many devices that the company will showcase later this month during MWC 2023 in Barcelona. Also up for release is the ZTE 5G FWA router with a built-in internet speed dial and other products that the company believes are part of 'shaping [an] intelligent lifestyle.
Chatreey AMR5 and AM08 arrive as affordable mini-PCs with unusual physical performance dials
Chatreey has introduced the AMR5 and AM08, a pair of mini-PCs based on AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs. Available as barebones units or with pre-installed memory, the pair feature identical chassis and have similar I/O. Both machines have physical dials for changing performance levels on the fly, too.
Spatial Audio head tracking coming to Pixel Buds Pro
The Pixel Buds Pro will soon receive head tracking support, courtesy of a new firmware update. In the meantime, Google has readied the Pixel Buds app for the new functionality, which will work in tandem with Spatial Audio.
Garmin brings plenty of bug fixes to Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches with new Alpha updates
Garmin has released more updates to Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches, having just rolled out a new build on its stable software channel. While Alpha versions 11.26 and 11.28 do not add any new features to the Fenix 7, they address numerous bugs that exist in the most recent stable software version.
New Gigabyte AORUS Gaming Box to offer liquid-cooled NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Gigabyte is preparing to release a next-generation AORUS Gaming Box. Based on pre-release marketing materials, the AORUS Gaming Box has fewer HDMI ports than its predecessor but an additional USB Type-C connection. Gigabyte will also pre-install a custom NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 with a built-in liquid cooling system.
OnePlus 11 receives 'free memory upgrade' in US$100 discount for 16 GB RAM model
OnePlus has only just released the OnePlus 11, its latest flagship smartphone. However, the company has already discounted 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage configurations. Billed as a 'free memory upgrade', the deal reduces the OnePlus 11 by 12.5% and should make the device more attractive for those after 256 GB of storage or more RAM.
POCO C55 launching soon as Speed and Swag teaser arrives and specifications leak
Xiaomi is preparing to release the Redmi 12C in India as the POCO C55. Specifications for the latter have surfaced, as has an apparent hands-on photo with the upcoming entry-level handset. The POCO C55 and Redmi 12C are expected to be available globally, too.
Android 13 upgrade lands on Sony Xperia 10 III in surprise change of heart
Sony has brought Android 13 to the Xperia 10 III, despite only promising to deliver Android 12 to the device. Android 13 arrives as 62.2.A.0.367 for the Xperia 10 III and is rolling out gradually across all markets in which the device is available.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra alleged hands-on image points to refined design and quad-Leica camera design
A purported hands-on image of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra has surfaced online. Supposedly, this year's Ultra will launch with a revised design and more rear-facing cameras, among other tweaks from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
Samsung confirms One UI 5.1 new features and eligibility for past and present flagship smartphones
Samsung has officially announced the launch of One UI 5.1, the company's latest Android offshoot. The rollout of One UI 5.1 starts with the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series, including the Galaxy S20 FE, and will expand to the Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy Z Fold3 eventually.
Google Photos bug resolved for recent iOS 16.3.1 and iPadOS 16.3.1 updates
Apple continues to roll out iOS 16.3.1 and iPadOS 16.3.1 for eligible iPhones and iPads. The updates introduce several bug fixes for devices running on Apple's stable software distribution branch, with Apple leaving any new features for a major OS revision change. Apple's latest updates did cause a conflict with Google Photos, but an App Store update has now resolved this.
Google hints at display scrolling fixes for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro handsets
Google has commented on the state of scrolling issues on Pixel 7 series devices. With the stable release of Android 13 QPR2 around the corner, it seems that Google's latest flagships could soon be rid of performance problems that affect some units.
Oppo Find N2 Flip: Global model arrives with pre-order bonuses and pricing that undercuts Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
Oppo has launched the Find N2 Flip outside China. While the company has not brought higher memory configurations to Europe and the UK, the Find N2 Flip is cheaper than the Galaxy Z Flip4, even before factoring pre-order bonuses like a free pair of Enco X2 earbuds.
Huawei Watch Buds: Unusual smartwatch and earbuds combo launches globally with pre-order bonus and discount
Huawei has released the Watch Buds outside China. Equipped with a large AMOLED display, the Watch Buds resembles a regular smartwatch. However, it also contains a pair of TWS earbuds that Huawei hopes will resolve the need to carry a smartwatch and earbuds separately.
DJI Inspire 3: More pictures of forthcoming professional drone leak
It appears that the DJI Inspire 3 is edging ever closer to release. Reputedly, the Inspire 3 could replace the Inspire 2 as soon as next month, with DJI having now sent the former to Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) for beta testing. The Inspire 3 is rumoured to utilise the Zenmuse X9 too, a full-frame camera that can record videos in up to 8K quality.
Motorola Edge 40 Pro lands on Geekbench with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and 12 GB of RAM
Motorola is moving closer to launching the Edge 40 Pro, which will likely be available as the Edge Plus (2023) in North America. While the company has not yet commented on the device's release, recent Geekbench listings appear to confirm that the Edge 40 Pro will come with 12 GB of RAM, affirming earlier leaks.
Volla Phone X23: New Google-free smartphone launches with Ubuntu Touch or Volla OS AOSP fork
The Volla Phone X23 is the latest Google-free smartphone from Hallo Welt Systeme. The Volla Phone X23 relies on a mid-range MediaTek Helio chipset and has a 5,000 mAh battery that supports wireless charging, among other features.
Xiaomi Smart Band 8 and Watch S2 move closer to global releases
Two forthcoming Xiaomi wearables have stopped by SIRIM in Malaysia, the TDRA in UAE and the NRRA in South Korea, before launching globally. Seemingly, Xiaomi plans to release the Watch S2 and the Smart Band 8, as well as the Watch S1 Pro. Only the Watch S1 Pro is expected to arrive at MWC 2023 later this month, though.
Samsung Odyssey Ark deal takes 55-inch Mini LED gaming monitor below US$2,000 in 43% sale
Amazon and Samsung have discounted the Odyssey Ark, the latter's premier gaming monitor. Now available for under US$2,000, the Odyssey Ark has a 55-inch Mini LED panel, HDMI 2.1 connectivity and a 165 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
Xiaomi Buds 4: European pricing leaks ahead of probable MWC 2023 introduction
The Xiaomi Buds 4 arrived a few months ago in China. According to a renowned leaker, the Xiaomi Buds 4 could be on the verge of a global release. European pricing has leaked, as have colour options outside China.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro: European pricing, launch window and colours leak
A reliable leaker claims to have obtained information about the global launch of the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro. Reportedly, the smartwatch will arrive with the Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 Lite, among other devices. The Watch S1 Pro will also be making its way to MWC 2023 in Barcelona, albeit for a significantly higher price tag than the Watch S1 or Watch S1 Active.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060: Desktop graphics card specifications leak online with 8 GB VRAM and AD107 GPU
Specifications for the desktop version of the GeForce RTX 4060 have surfaced online. Reputedly, the desktop-class card will match its laptop equivalent in most areas, with 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, an AD107 GPU and a 115 W TGP.
Motorola Moto G Stylus 2023: Renders of forthcoming smartphone leak with updated design
A first look at the Moto G Stylus (2023) has surfaced online, courtesy of a reliable leaker. With a design reminiscent of other Moto G smartphones released this year, the Moto G Stylus (2023) will feature thinner display bezels than its predecessors, as well as fewer cameras.
Sony Xperia 1 V and Xperia 5 V rumoured as first smartphones launching with Bluetooth LE Audio and Bluetooth LC3 support
Some audio products may support or be capable of supporting Bluetooth LE Audio, but the feature has not made its way to any Android smartphones yet. Reputedly, the first smartphones launching with Bluetooth LE Audio and Bluetooth LC3 will be the Xperia 1 V and Xperia 5 V.
Sony WH-CH520: Retailer reveals pricing and 50 hours battery life for affordable over-ear headphones
The Sony WH-CH520 has leaked again, with a retailer showcasing product renders, specifications and pricing. While the WH-CH520 will be available for less than €100, the headphones will offer 50 hours of battery life, Bluetooth Multipoint connectivity and DSEE upscaling, among other features.
Sony WH-CH720N: Upcoming mid-range over-ear headphones to launch with lighter and more comfortable design than predecessor
Sony is preparing to launch the WH-CH720N, a successor to last year's WH-CH710N. While the WH-CH720N retains its predecessor's 35 hours of battery life, Sony has made the newer model lighter with more padding to improve comfort. The Sony WH-CH720N offers Bluetooth 5.2 and Bluetooth Multipoint connectivity, among other features.
Garmin resolves bugs for Fenix 6 and other smartwatches with Release Candidate build
Garmin has released Beta version 25.00 for Fenix 6, Enduro, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta series smartwatches. Rolling out as a Release Candidate, the build offers a few bug fixes ahead of a new public update.
Garmin fixes more Instinct 2 series bugs in latest Beta version 11.17 release
Garmin has rolled out a new beta build to Instinct 2 series smartwatches. Another Release Candidate, Beta version 11.17 fixes bugs that were present in its predecessor ahead of a new Public live update.
Pico Pi V2.0: New Rockchip RK3588S based SBC arrives with up to 32 GB of RAM
9tripod has started selling the Pico Pi V2.0, a single-board computer based around the increasingly popular Rockchip RK3588S chipset. The Pico Pi V2.0 also has Micro HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort connectivity, among other features.
Samsung resolves 'raise to wake' gesture bug with latest Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro updates
Samsung has released its February 2023 round of updates for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 series. While Samsung has only mentioned 'stability and reliability' improvements, it seems that One UI Watch's 'raise to wake' gesture is working again.
LG Gram 14 (2022) reduced to US$896.99 in latest deal with 40% savings
The LG Gram 14 (2022) is currently available at a sizeable US$603 discount. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-1260P processor as well as 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 512 GB of storage and a 72 Wh battery, the Gram 14 (2022) also has a 16:10 display with a 1200p native resolution.
Samsung begins One UI 5.1 rollouts after releasing Galaxy S23 series
Samsung is now bringing devices onto One UI 5.1, including the older Galaxy S20 series. Also in line for One UI 5.1 before March rolls around is the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22 series, along with the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4.
Early Huawei Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro references surface
The Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro are nearing their second anniversary, with no successors announced yet. Sightings of two unreleased smartwatches at a regulatory body suggest that Huawei could be in the final stages of Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro development.
ASUS Vivobook Classic series showcased in three sizes with OLED displays and AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs
ASUS has previewed new versions of the Vivobook 14 OLED, Vivobook 15 OLED and Vivobook 16 under the Vivobook Classic series. All machines come with second-generation AMD Barcelo Refresh APUs under the Ryzen 7000 series. The Vivobook Classic series also has 16:10 and OLED panels, among other features.
Pricing, specifications and colours of Sony WH-CH520 and WH-CH720N headphones leak online
A pair of forthcoming headphones have leaked online. Not only have official images of both leaked, but so have a few specifications and alleged European pricing.
OnePlus Nord 3 specifications leak online with 120 Hz AMOLED display and 50 MP OIS camera
OnePlus may have just released the OnePlus 11 and OnePlus 11R, but the company is alleged to have another Nord-branded smartphone in development. The Nord 3 is reported to contain a mid-range MediaTek Dimensity chipset and a 50 MP primary camera supported by OIS, among other features.
Segway Navimow: Manufacturer improves GPS-based robot lawn mower with new VisionFence Sensor and announces UK pricing
Segway has expanded its Navimow offering with the VisionFence, a sensor designed to improve location accuracy and mowing intelligence. The VisionFence Sensor effectively serves as an upgraded obstacle avoidance module and will work in tandem with Segway's existing Exact Fusion Locating System (EFLS). Segway has finally confirmed UK pricing for the Navimow series too.
Google Pixel 7 Pro owners report of mischievous volume buttons
An increasing number of Pixel 7 Pro owners are reporting that volume buttons have started falling out of place. Purportedly a hardware issue and not a localised problem, the remedy is more complex than simply returning the errant buttons to their housing.
Oppo confirms Find N2 Flip global release with 'See More in a Snap' launch event and opens Product Ambassadors program
Oppo has finally outlined when it will launch the Find N2 Flip globally. The handset will debut outside China exactly two months after its Chinese introduction as Oppo looks to tackle Samsung's dominance with the Galaxy Z Flip series.
Google Pixel Watch to receive Material You design overhaul with Wear OS update
Google's Material You design language appears destined for Wear OS, which remains based on Android 11. Material You should bring greater customisation options to Wear OS with tweaks like system-wide colours, among other changes.
Apple AirPods Pro: Unofficial mod with USB Type-C connector now on sale
Soon Apple will be forced to sell the AirPods Pro with a USB Type-C port like the iPhone 15 series, eschewing the evergreen Lightning connector. In the meantime, an engineer has modified the existing AirPods Pro charging case to support USB Type-C charging and is selling replacement parts or complete units.
European pricing, colours, memory configurations and specifications leak for Samsung Galaxy A34 5G and Galaxy A54 5G
Extensive leaks have revealed numerous details about the Galaxy A34 5G and Galaxy A54 5G, two of Samsung's next-generation mid-range smartphones. Both will launch with 120 Hz Super AMOLED displays and triple rear-facing cameras, among other similarities.
Google previews Android 14 for Pixel smartphones and issues release schedule
Android 14 has arrived in its first incarnation. Google has made many back-end changes with Android 14 Developer Preview 1, although there are a few hints at what could be to come for the next version of Android, including big screen improvements and greater customisation options.
Galaxy S23 Ultra: Samsung launches limited BMW M Edition inspired by BMW M3 E30
Samsung has presented the BMW M Edition, a special edition version of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Samsung claims to have been inspired by the BMW M3 E30 and will sell a mere 1,000 units in South Korea with a sole 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage configuration.
Google Pixel 7a: Third-party case design and device renders leak
The launch of the cheapest member of the Pixel 7 family is approaching, with the Pixel 7a likely arriving this spring during Google I/O 2023. In the meantime, a third-party case manufacturer has already listed cases for the mid-range handheld with accompanying render images.
KT Pocket finally starts selling KT-R1 Android gaming handheld from US$169
KT Pocket is now selling the KT-R1, its 4.5-inch and 3:2 Android gaming handheld. Based around the MediaTek Helio G99, the gaming handheld also calls on a 5,000 mAh battery and up to 8 GB of RAM.
DJI Mavic 3: Save US$300 on refurbished sub 900g drone
DJI is offering refurbished Mavic 3 drones at a healthy discount compared to brand-new retail units. According to the company, all refurbished aircraft come with new parts, packaging and its standard warranty. Refurbished Mavic 3 units are eligible for DJI Care too, even with their US$300 discount.
Apple iPhone 15 Ultra: Concept images show what rumoured iPhone could look like with Apple Watch Ultra design cues
Apple is rumoured to have the iPhone 15 Ultra planned for later this year with a titanium case to distinguish it from previous Pro and Pro Max models. Concept images now imagine how Apple's next-generation flagship iPhone could look if it adopted the design of the Apple Watch Ultra.
DJI Mini 2 SE arrives for US$369 or US$519 with Fly More Combo
DJI has announced the Mini 2 SE, the company's latest budget drone. The Mini 2 SE comes with a 1/2.3-inch CMOS camera sensor and a 2,250 mAh battery that can deliver 31 minute flight times. DJI's latest drone is capable of capturing videos in 2.7K/30 FPS too, all for US$369.
Garmin brings CIQ watch face fixes to Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S smartwatches in new Release Candidate build
Garmin has rolled out another beta update to the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S. Beta version 11.16 is another Release Candidate for the pair, with Garmin finding a CIQ watch face bug in Beta version 11.15 that prevented its stable release.
POCO X5 GT could be global and Indian answer to Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Turbo
According to new reports, Xiaomi is preparing to release the Redmi Note 12 Turbo only in China. However, the handset could also arrive in other markets as the POCO X5 GT, the third device in the POCO X5 series after the POCO X5 5G and POCO X5 Pro 5G.
One UI 5.1 bloatware is not consuming 60 GB storage on new Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus or Galaxy S23 Ultra
Recently there have been reports that One UI 5.1 reserves upwards of 60 GB storage for system partitions on the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Samsung may continue to insist on pre-installing third-party apps on One UI, but claims of 60 GB in bloatware are far from true.
Samsung S95C: 77-inch QD-OLED Smart TV launches for US$4,499.99 with soundbar pre-order discounts
Samsung has launched the S95C, a 77-inch and QD-OLED Smart TV. Available in the US, the Smart TV retails for US$4,499.99 with a 4K native resolution, a 144 Hz overclockable refresh rate and a 2,000-nit panel.
XGIMI Aura: 4K ultra-short-throw projector dips below US$2,000 for first time
The XGIMI Aura is now available for less than US$2,000. Typically, the 4K projector sells for US$2,499 but launched for US$2,799. The XGIMI Aura can create up to 150-inch images with a 0.223:1 throw ratio and offers up to 2,400 ANSI lumens, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite drops to lowest ever price on Amazon
Amazon is offering the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at 39% below its list price. While the retailer regularly has the tablet on sale, the latest discount is the deepest yet. The sale applies to any of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite's colourways but only 64 GB SKUs.
Xiaomi confirms Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro global launches as Xiaomi 13 Ultra charging information leaks
Xiaomi has outlined global launch dates for the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, the company's latest flagship smartphones. While the Xiaomi 13 Lite is also expected to arrive later this month, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will remain absent until the spring. Photos of its 90 W fast charger have now leaked online, though.
ONEXPLAYER 2 now orderable after raising over US$1 million on Indiegogo
One-netbook is now selling the ONEXPLAYER 2 freely after a successful crowdfunding campaign. The gaming handheld can now be ordered from the company's ONEXPLAYER eCommerce platform, albeit at a slightly higher price than during its crowdfunding campaign.
POCO announces MIUI 14 and Android 13 eligibility for POCO smartphones
POCO has revealed which of its current smartphone stack will receive MIUI 14. Based on Android 12 or Android 13, MIUI 14 arrived first globally on the POCO X5 Pro 5G. However, the POCO F3, POCO F4, POCO M2, POCO M3, POCO M4, POCO M5, POCO X3 and POCO X4 series should all soon be eligible for MIUI 14.
Philips unveils Fidelio L4 and Fidelio T2 with Bluetooth LC3, LE Audio and Sony LDAC support
Philips has introduced the Fidelio L4 and Fidelio T2, over-headphones and earbuds, respectively. Both feature Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, as well as support for the Bluetooth LC3 codec, Bluetooth LE Audio and even Sony LDAC.
Google Pixel Watch nets February 2023 security patch with latest update
Google is rolling out another update for the Pixel Watch. This month's update arrives as RWD9.220429.075 or RWD9.220429.075.J1, depending on where you live. The update brings the Pixel Watch onto the February 2023 security patch, mirroring a comparable update for Pixel smartphones.
Garmin Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 receive Wi-Fi sync and system shutdown bug fixes in new beta update
Garmin has commenced the rollout of Beta version 11.25 for Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2, Quatix 7 and Marq 2 series smartwatches. The fourth beta since the company released the last stable update, Beta version 11.25 makes a few changes ahead of a future Release Candidate build.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 43": First flat Mini LED gaming monitor now orderable in Europe with pre-order bonuses
Samsung has started selling the Odyssey Neo G7 43" in Europe. Also known as the Odyssey Neo G7 G70NC, the monitor combines a 43-inch Mini LED panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate and a 4K native resolution. Samsung has cut the monitor's price at launch and is even throwing in a complimentary pair of Galaxy Buds2 Pro earbuds.
Xiaomi 13 Lite: European prices, configurations and launch window leak
European pricing for the Xiaomi 13 Lite has leaked online. The same leaker has also shared launch configurations and from when the forthcoming mid-range smartphone should be available. The Xiaomi 13 Lite is expected to be a re-badged CIVI 2, which Xiaomi launched a few months ago in its home market.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 on sale for up to 33% off with AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, 120 Hz display and Radeon RX 6700S or Radeon RX 6800S GPUs
Best Buy has slashed prices of the ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022), which ASUS will eventually replace with 2023 models. Both discounted machines feature the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, as well as a 2.5K and 120 Hz display. Sale prices vary, but the ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) can now be purchased for as little as US$1,099.99 with those components and a Radeon RX 6700S GPU.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 released globally with Bluetooth L3 Audio support arriving later this year
OnePlus has released the Buds 2 Pro in the UK, US and the Eurozone. Available for free with OnePlus 11 pre-orders in some countries, the Buds 2 Pro costs US$179.99 in the US and offer 48 dB of ANC and 6 hours of battery life with the feature enabled.
OnePlus 11 launches globally with pre-order bonuses in some markets
OnePlus has finally released the OnePlus 11 outside China. The OnePlus 11 relies on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, as well as three high-resolution rear-facing cameras, a 5,000 mAh battery and 80 W or 100 W fast charging.
New information points to Redmi Note 12 Turbo or Redmi Note 12T Pro
An unreleased Xiaomi smartphone has passed through the 3C in China. Reportedly the Redmi Note 12 Turbo Edition or the Redmi Note 12T Pro, the handset is expected to launch in the spring with a Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 chipset and 67 W fast charging, among other features.
OnePlus Ace 2 arrives with modern flagship chipset and 1240p AMOLED display
OnePlus has presented a new upper mid-range smartphone in China. Dubbed the OnePlus Ace 2, the handset combines a 1240p AMOLED display with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Last minute leaks point to lower than expected OnePlus 11 launch pricing
According to new reports, the OnePlus 11 will start at much closer to €800 than earlier leaks suggested. The forthcoming flagship could be available for as little as €869 with 16 GB of RAM in some markets, too.
Beelink SER6 Pro Plus arrives with AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS APU and Radeon 680M iGPU
Beelink has introduced the SER6 Pro Plus, arguably a less powerful alternative to the SER6 Pro. The SER6 Pro Plus makes do with the AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, a 35 W APU and a Ryzen 7 6800HS refresh with the same CPU core arrangement and iGPU.
Google rolls out February 2023 update with Clear Calling fix for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
Google has released a new round of updates for its recent smartphones. This month's update is focused on bugs fixes, as well as bringing the Pixel 4a through Pixel 7 Pro onto the latest set of Android security patches.
DJI Mini 2 SE: Leak reveals specifications including 31 minutes runtime and 10 km range
DJI is looking to kick off its 2023 round of drone releases with a cheaper model. Reputedly, the Mini 2 SE is next in line, which will be another sub-250 g drone. While the Mini 2 SE matches the Mini 2 in most areas, DJI has dispensed with a Mini 2 selling point to differentiate the pair.
LG UltraGear 27GR95QE-B: World's first 240 Hz OLED gaming monitor goes up for pre-order in UK
LG has made the UltraGear 27GR95QE-B available to pre-order in the UK. With its price set at £998.99, the UltraGear 27GR95QE-B is the world's first gaming monitor to feature an OLED panel that operates at 240 Hz. The UltraGear 27GR95QE-B combines its high refresh rate with a 1440p resolution.
Garmin rolls out bug fixes and improvements for several high-end smartwatches
Garmin has released Beta version 24.86 for Fenix 6, Enduro, Marq, Quatix 6 and Tactix Delta series smartwatches. Available to download now, the new build follows Beta version 24.85 and makes a few software improvements ahead of a forthcoming stable update.
ViewSonic X2000B-4K: 4K ultra short projector on sale with 31% off
The ViewSonic X2000B-4K has been reduced by 31% from its US$2,909.99 list price. Now available at under US$2,000, the ViewSonic X2000B-4K can create up to 150-inch images while delivering 50 W of audio performance from its Harman Kardon-branded speakers.
Next-generation Apple Mac Studio will not receive M2 Max or M2 Ultra upgrades because of impending Mac Pro
The first Apple silicon-powered Mac Pro remains on the horizon, albeit without the allegedly now cancelled M2 Extreme chipset. Now, the Mac Pro is rumoured to effectively replace the Mac Studio, which Apple will leave languished on M1 chipsets until at least the M3 or M4 series arrives.
Oppo Find X6 Pro: Leaked image reveals final design with huge triple Hasselblad camera module
A new leak has revealed what the book of the Find X6 Pro looks like, Oppo's next flagship smartphone. Rumoured to be arriving in Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and MediaTek Dimensity 9200 variants, the Find X6 Pro will offer a triple rear-facing camera set-up with a periscope camera. Hasselblad tunings and a MariSilicon ISP will return for the Find X series too.
Garmin Connect reveals future skin temperature sensor integrations within Garmin smartwatches
The Garmin Connect app has revealed the company's plans to offer smartwatches with a new health monitoring sensor. It remains to be seen whether the new functionality will be enabled on existing smartwatches or if Garmin is preparing to restrict the functionality to new and unreleased models.
Xiaomi POCO X5 5G: POCO X4 Pro 5G re-run arrives with worse specifications
Xiaomi has lifted the lid on the POCO X5 5G, one-half of the POCO X5 series alongside the POCO X5 Pro 5G. While the latter is a re-branded Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition, it appears that Xiaomi has created the POCO X5 5G by taking the POCO X4 Pro 5G and trimming it to down in certain areas.
POCO X5 Pro 5G: Xiaomi's first global MIUI 14 device launches with 120 Hz AMOLED display and 108 MP triple camera
Xiaomi has launched the POCO X5 Pro 5G, the global answer to the Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition. The POCO X5 Pro 5G is also the first device to launch globally with MIUI 14, beating out the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro.
New Garmin Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 retailer leaks showcase designs, specifications and US pricing
Garmin have not announced the Forerunner 265 or Forerunner 965 yet, but another retailer has listed the pair online. Both smartwatches will cost more than their predecessors. However, the Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 will contain several upgrades over the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4: New leak points to 3 GHz speeds across all CPU cores and TSMC N4 node
According to a new report, Qualcomm has started creating Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 engineering samples. Reportedly, Qualcomm will base the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 on TSMC N4 nodes, despite the chipset's slated 2024 release. Engineering samples are rumoured to reach 3 GHz across all 12 CPU cores, too.
Roborock Q10 Ultra: New robot vacuum cleaner leaks in two versions
The FCC has shared initial details about the Roborock Q10 Ultra, a likely successor to last year's Roborock Q7 series. Design and features are unknown for the time being, but the FCC has revealed that there could be two Roborock Q10 Ultra models in the pipeline.
Oppo Reno8 T and Reno8 T 5G debut with divergent hardware
Oppo has unveiled the Reno8 T and Reno8 T 5G, the sole members of the Reno8 T series. Despite having similar names, the pair share barely any components, other than a few cameras. Both are firmly mid-range smartphones, though.
Vivo X90 Pro Plus falls short in camera analysis despite 1-inch camera sensor
The Vivo X90 Pro Plus may offer sparkling camera hardware on paper, with a 50 MP and 1-inch primary camera, as well as two high-resolution telephoto sensors. However, camera analysis reveals that the Vivo X90 Pro Plus does not have enough to topple the likes of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max or even the iPhone 13 Pro.
Meta Quest Pro receives US$400 and £200 price cut mere months after launch
Meta has discounted the Quest Pro, the company's high-end alternative to the Quest 2. Originally available for US$1,499.99, the sale takes the Quest Pro to a slightly more palatable US$1,099.99. The VR headset is now also cheaper in the UK, but only by £200.
Fairphone 4: Repairable smartphone receives first major Android OS update
Fairphone is now rolling out the first significant OS update to the Fairphone 4. The company hopes to deliver Android 13 in a more timely manner too, although not all regions are eligible for the Android 12 update yet.
Acer Swift Go 14 and Swift Go 16 previewed as lightweight laptops with 16:10 OLED and high refresh rate displays
Acer has introduced the Swift Go 14 and Swift Go 16, a pair of lightweight laptops that are available with AMD Ryzen 7000 or Intel Raptor Lake series processors. Acer also offers both machines with 16:10 OLED displays that operate at 90 Hz or 120 Hz, depending on the model.
Sony Xperia 1 V: Live leak points to camera overhaul from Xperia 1 IV
A hands-on image with an alleged Xperia 1 V has surfaced online. While the overall concept of the Xperia 1 series remains unchanged, with its elongated form factor, the leaked photo suggests that Sony has revamped its rear-facing camera offering for this year's Xperia 1 V.Update: Hands-on image may have been faked.
Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra receive Adobe Lightroom integration for professional image editing within Expert RAW app
Adobe and Samsung have collaborated to bring Adobe Lightroom to the Galaxy S23 series. Available across the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and the Galaxy S23 Ultra, the collaboration integrations Adobe Lightroom within the Expert RAW app and even allows you to synchronise images to your desktop via cloud storage.
Steam Deck UI now available on Windows without workarounds courtesy of latest Steam Client Update
Valve has released a major Steam Client Update for Windows. While the changelog is relatively long, the main change is a new Big Picture Mode. The ageing UI has finally made way for the Steam Deck UI, which contains several Windows-specific changes.
Spigen launches Apple Magsafe compatible case for Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
MagSafe may be a technology that Apple markets, but manufacturers can take advantage of it, even before Qi2 wireless charging replaces existing Qi charging. For example, Spigen has made a MagSafe-compatible case for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Samsung's latest premier smartphone.
ASUS Vivobook Go 14 and Vivobook Go 15 OLED revealed with AMD Ryzen 7000 Mendocino APUs
ASUS has upgraded the Vivobook Go series to AMD Ryzen 7000 Mendocino APUs, which should offer considerable performance upgrades over their Intel Jasper Lake-powered predecessors. ASUS even offers a 1080p OLED panel on the larger 15-inch edition.
Razer Edge: Teardown video reveals new Android gaming handheld internals following release
PBKreviews has disassembled the Razer Edge, a new entry in the Android gaming handheld space. Seemingly, the Razer Edge has more in common with a modern smartphone than other gaming handhelds, with no active cooling and a complex display replacement.
Latest Sony PlayStation 5 system update introduces 1440p VRR support, Discord and other quality-of-life improvements
Sony has released a new update for some of the circa 32 million PlayStation 5 consoles it has sold to date. Rolling out on Sony's beta program, firmware update 7.00 bring long-awaited HDMI VRR support at 1440p, as well as Discord integration and improved ease-of-use functionality.
Vivo X90 and Vivo X90 Pro arrive in Europe with no X90 Pro Plus in sight
Vivo has brought the X90 and X90 Pro to Europe, nearly three months after their debut in China. While both rely on MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chipsets and 120 Hz AMOLED displays, the X90 Pro has better cameras and has a nominally larger battery, among other differences.
Google releases Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro repair manuals
Google has now released official repair manuals for its latest flagship smartphones. Having already made original spare parts available, the repair manuals should make it simple for people to repair their Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro when necessary. Google has only released these guides in French for now, though.
European prices and memory configurations leak for Xiaomi POCO X5 and POCO X5 Pro
According to reports from well-known leakers, Xiaomi has set European pricing for the forthcoming POCO X5 and POCO X5 Pro. Purportedly, the cheaper model will be available for less than €300, with the POCO X5 Pro priced at nearer €400.
Acer Nitro 16 and Nitro 17 previewed with AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs
Acer has showcased AMD Ryzen 7000 series versions of the Nitro 16 and Nitro 17. Landing this spring in the Eurozone, China and the US, the pair will also come with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs and 165 Hz displays at mid-range price points.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Early GPU benchmarks show massive improvements between Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipsets
The Galaxy S23 Ultra is one of the most powerful smartphones on the market, with Samsung and Qualcomm partnering to deliver a higher-clocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Early benchmarks suggest that the switch from Exynos to Snapdragon in Europe yields twice the GPU performance. The Galaxy S23 Ultra is also able to outperform other Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered handsets in the same benchmark.
LG announces availability and pricing for latest Gram 17 laptop with 144 Hz display and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU
The latest LG Gram 17 is now available to order in the US. LG equips the 17-inch laptop with new Intel Raptor Lake-P series processors, as well as an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU and a 144 Hz display, among other hardware.
Android 13 arrives for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL with LineageOS 20 builds
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL may be over five years old, but the former flagships are still receiving updates from third-party developers. LineageOS 20 brings Android 13 to the pair, which offers a revised UI and current security patch updates, among other changes.
Xiaomi Pad 6 and Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro specifications leak online
Specifications for the Xiaomi Pad 6 and Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro have surfaced online. Revealed by Digital Chat Station, the leak points to the return of the Snapdragon 870 but the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 for the Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro. The pair are expected to share the same 11-inch, IPS and 120 Hz display, though.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra debuts worldwide with customised Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and 200 MP camera
Samsung has presented the Galaxy S23 Ultra, a replacement for the Galaxy S22 Ultra with a few upgrades over its predecessor. For one, Samsung no longer offers Exynos chipsets in any variants, with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy shipping globally. The Galaxy S23 Ultra also has a new primary camera, which appears to be the ISOCELL HP2.
Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus arrive with tweaked designs and Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets across all markets
Samsung has refreshed its flagship smartphone series. From today, the company is accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus, which start at €949/US$799.99 and €1,119 in the Eurozone, respectively. Both models feature the same chipset and cameras, but the Galaxy S23 Plus should have the edge when it comes to battery life.
Apple MacBook Pro 14: Teardown video shows changes for M2 Pro model
iFixit has disassembled the new 14-inch MacBook Pro. While the latest MacBook Pro 14 is visually unchanged from its predecessor, iFixit has revealed the extent of internal changes, including using a smaller heatsink.
POCO X5 5G and POCO X5 Pro 5G hands-on photos leak as Xiaomi outlines performance expectations and display details
The launch of the POCO X5 5G and POCO X5 Pro 5G is a few days away, with the pair destined for a February 6 introduction. In the meantime, hands-on photos of both smartphones have leaked, while Xiaomi has revealed how the POCO X5 Pro 5G performs in AnTuTu and what display specifications it will offer.
Google Fast Pair for smartphones discovered to simplify Galaxy S23 and Pixel 7 series set-ups
The Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra should be the first smartphones to support Google Fast Pair for smartphones. Pictures now show how this new feature should work in practice and how it simplifies transferring accounts, data and other details to a new smartphone.
Garmin Vivomove Trend: New hybrid smartwatch arrives in four colours with up to 5 days battery life
Garmin has unveiled the Vivomove Trend, a 40 mm hybrid smartwatch. Available in four colours, the Vivomove Trend retails from US$269.99 and supports all core Garmin smartwatch features, such as Garmin Pay and the Garmin Connect app.
Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor previewed with 24.5-inch Fast IPS panel and 500 Hz peak refresh rate
Dell has previewed the Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor again ahead of next week's release in China. The 500 Hz gaming monitor will also be available next month in North America, where it will arrive with VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification and plenty of I/O, among other features.
Honor Magic5 Lite leak showcases upcoming mid-range smartphone ahead of MWC 2023
Specifications and marketing images of Honor's next mid-range smartphone have leaked online. To be sold as the Magic5 Lite, the handset has a 5,100 mAh battery, a 120 Hz OLED display and a 64 MP primary camera. The Magic5 Lite is expected to launch in two colours and one memory configuration for under €400 in the Eurozone.
Meta Watch V2 leak reveals hands-on pictures with twin cameras
Leaked images of a second-generation Meta Watch have surfaced online. The smartwatch has an unusual design with two cameras and a notch for one of them, among other features.
European prices, colours, memory configurations and availability leak for Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro
According to a new report, Xiaomi has settled on availability dates for the global versions of the Xiaomi 13 and the Xiaomi 13 Pro. The same leak also outlines launch pricing, as well as memory configurations.
Xiaomi announces MIUI 14 is headed to another 25 devices in second batch rollout
Xiaomi has revealed which devices it has added to its MIUI 14 rollout. An extra 25 devices are now eligible, including several Redmi Note series representatives.
Oppo Find X6, Find X6 Pro Dimensity Edition and Find X6 Pro Snapdragon Edition specifications leak online
Specifications for a trio of upcoming flagship Oppo Find X6 series smartphones have surfaced on Chinese social media. Reportedly, there will be two Snapdragon versions, plus a Dimensity Edition of the Find X6 Pro. All models are rumoured to ship with triple 50 MP rear-facing cameras and large batteries, as well as other flagship hardware.
Samsung Galaxy Book3: Specifications and European pricing leak for upcoming entry-level Galaxy Book3 series laptop
Samsung is preparing to release the Galaxy Book3, which should join the Galaxy Book3 Pro and Galaxy Book3 Ultra at tomorrow's Galaxy Unpacked event. In the meantime, renowned leakers have provided details about Samsung's entry-level Galaxy Book3 series laptop, which will forgo Alder Lake-P processors and the Arc A350M discrete GPU for more efficient processors from Intel's new Raptor Lake-U series.
NexDock Wireless: Nex Computer announces refreshed NexDock laptop dock with wireless connectivity
Nex Computer introduced the NexDock Wireless, a new laptop dock that dispenses with the need to connect a smartphone via a wired connection. The NexDock Wireless will work with any smartphone that supports a desktop mode, such as the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series.
Motorola Edge 40 Pro: Launch window and European pricing leak for Moto X40 global model
According to a new report, Motorola has settled on a launch window for the Edge 40 Pro, the global version of the Moto X40. The same report provides a European launch price, as well as colour options and a sole memory configuration.
Xiaomi MS11: Images of Xiaomi's first EV surface online
Alleged images of Xiaomi's inaugural EV have leaked. Tipped for a Q1 2024 launch, the Xiaomi is expected to arrive as the Modena, despite the images showing the device as the Xiaomi MS11.
Leaked Xiaomi POCO X5 and POCO X5 Pro official renders confirm designs and several details ahead of February 6 release
A leaker has got their hands on official pictures of the POCO X5 and POXO X5 Pro, two upcoming mid-range smartphones. Xiaomi has equipped the pair with three rear-facing cameras, flat displays and some eye-catching colour options, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro, Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 and Galaxy Book3 360 official images leak ahead of Galaxy Unpacked event
Press images of the Galaxy Book3 Pro, Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 and Galaxy Book3 360 have surfaced online. The trio will launch on February 1 during Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event, as will the Galaxy Book3 Ultra and the Galaxy S23 series.
Teclast M40 Pro 2023 launched with Android 12 and performance improvements
Teclast has refreshed the M40 Pro with a different chipset, more RAM and faster storage. Now called the M40 Pro 2023, the 10.1-inch tablet also runs Android 12, rather than the older Android 11 that Teclast saddled with the original M40 Pro.
Garmin bundles nearly 20 changes and improvements for Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S smartwatches with latest round of beta updates
Garmin is preparing to release another stable update for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S. In the meantime, the company has issued new beta updates that make numerous changes and improvements, as well as several bug fixes.
AOC P3: New monitors previewed in 24-inch, 27-inch and 34-inch sizes
AOC has introduced the P3 series, a new suite of professional monitors. The AOC P3 series will be available next month in 24-inch, 27-inch and 34-inch sizes with flat and curved panels. The series peaks with the AOC CU34P3CV, a 1440p and 100 Hz monitor with a 1500R curvature.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra leaked marketing images confirm design and dedicated number pad
The Galaxy Book3 Ultra is a few days away from launching. In the meantime, official pictures of the 16-inch laptop have leaked online, confirming its design and a few features, including its dedicated number pad. The Galaxy Book3 Ultra is expected to showcase Samsung's latest AMOLED display technology, too.
Google Pixel Tablet: New leak ends Pixel Tablet Pro speculation but outlines 2.5K IPS display, Tensor G2 and new accessory details
Google may still be a few months away from unveiling the Pixel Tablet. However, developer Kuba Wojciechowski has revealed more specifications and details about the tablet and its accompanying accessories. Reputedly, Google has developed two dock accessories, but there will only be one Pixel Tablet variant available and no Pro model.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS: Deals take 50% and US$149.99 off Snapdragon Wear 4100 smartwatch
Amazon US and Mobvoi have slashed the price of the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, one of Mobvoi's many TicWatch Pro 3 series models. Seemingly discounted ahead of the TicWatch Pro 5's release, the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS can now be picked up for as much as the TicWatch E3.
NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX 16 GB Module launches worldwide with 100 TOPS AI performance
NVIDIA has started selling a Jetson Orin NX system-on-module (SoM). Available with 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM, the Jetson Orin NX also has a 1,024-core GPU based on NVIDIA's Ampere architecture with 32 Tensor cores, as well as an 8-core CPU and is capable of delivering up to 100 TOPS of AI performance.
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit: Wall Street Canyon mini-PC discounted nearly US$200 with Core i5-1240P and 32 GB RAM
Amazon US has taken nearly US$200 off the Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit with a Core i5-1240P processor. Complementing the 12-core and 16-thread processor is 32 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD, as well as plenty of ports and expansion options.
OnePlus Pad confirmed for Cloud11 February 7 launch event
OnePlus has teased the release of its first tablet. As expected, the OnePlus Pad will launch alongside the OnePlus 11, OnePlus 11R and the OnePlus Buds Pro 2. The company has also revealed the tablet's design, confirming earlier leaks.
Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 receive new features with latest Release Candidate build
Garmin has issued Beta version 14.12 to the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955, the last beta build before Garmin embarks on a new stable software release. Beta version 14.12 address a few bugs and makes a few refinements for both smartwatches.
Radxa ROCK 5A: New single-board computer introduced with Raspberry Pi form factor and Rockchip RK3588S SoC
Radxa has presented the ROCK 5A, another single-board computer (SBC) by the company based on the Raspberry Pi form factor. The ROCK 5A will be available later this year with up to 16 GB of RAM, a Rockchip RK3588S chipset and eMMC 5.1 flash storage support, as well as a 40-pin GPIO header.
Razer Edge: Android gaming handheld launches in Wi-Fi only and 5G variants
The Razer Edge is now orderable in Wi-Fi-only and 5G variants. Both variants feature the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chipset, a 144 Hz AMOLED display and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other components. The Razer Edge starts at US$399.99 and rises to US$599.99 for the 5G edition.
Lenovo Yoga 13w Gen 2: Refreshed convertible laptop previewed with AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs
Lenovo has announced a refresh of the Yoga 13w Gen 2, a 13.3-inch convertible laptop that will be soon available with AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs. The Yoga 13w Gen 2 also has a 51 Wh battery, plenty of ports and a 16:10 aspect ratio, among other features.
Garmin rolls outs bug fixes and changes with Beta updates for Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix Delta, Quatix 6 and Marq smartwatches
Garmin is distributing a new beta update for Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix Delta, Quatix 6 and Marq series smartwatches. The new build is available as Beta version 24.84 and will be distributed through Garmin's GCM servers if your smartwatch is enrolled on its Public Beta program.
Sony DualSense Edge launches as premium PlayStation 5 wireless controller with short battery life
Sony has finally started selling the DualSense Edge, its premium wireless controller intended for the PlayStation 5. While the DualSense Edge contains several innovations compared to the regular DualSense, it also offers significantly worse battery life.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic receive Galaxy Watch5 series features
Samsung has started rolling out new updates to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. Like the Galaxy Watch5 series, the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic can now take advantage of an improved Camera Controller app, as well as a battery diagnostics utility.
Crucial P3: 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB SSDs get at least 25% discounts on Amazon
Amazon US has reduced the prices of all Crucial P3 SSDs, including the 4 TB edition. Available at between 26% and 33% discounts, the Crucial P3 series offers up to 3,000 MB/s sequential write and 3,500 MB/s sequential read speeds.
OnePlus Pad: Leaked renders point to 11.6-inch display, large single camera and unibody aluminium design
Rumour has it that OnePlus will unveil its first tablet in under two weeks. In the meantime, render images from a reliable source have shown what the so-called OnePlus Pad could look like. The same leak reveals a few specifications too, as well as the tablet's large single rear-facing camera.
Apple Watch Series X or Watch X rumoured to replace Watch Series 8 instead of Watch Series 9
Reputedly, Apple may skip the Watch Series 9. In its place is rumoured to be the Watch Series X or Watch X, a smartwatch that will celebrate ten Apple Watch generations. Major hardware changes may not be due until 2024, though.
Garmin brings dozens of new features to Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2 and Marq 2 series smartwatches with latest beta software updates
Garmin has updated a host of recent smartwatches to new beta software builds ahead of stable rollouts. Enduro 2, Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Marq 2 series are now receiving Beta version 11.22, which follows hot on the heels of Beta version 11.21.
LG Gram 17 (2022) discounted by over US$450 with 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB SSD
Amazon US has discounted the LG Gram 17 (2022), a machine that is also known as Gram 17Z90Q. Typically, LG charges US$1,799.99 for the 17-inch and Intel Alder Lake-powered laptop, but Amazon US has dropped its price by 26%, a saving that takes over US$450 off its list price.
Doogee V Max: Rugged outdoor smartphone now available with pre-order bonuses and launch discounts
The Doogee V Max is now available to order. Launching in three colours, the V Max features a mid-range MediaTek chipset and is IP69K certified. While the V Max retails for US$749.99, Doogee is selling it at a US$190 discount for US$459.99. The company will also include a complimentary smartwatch or AJ01 Bluetooth glasses for those who order the Doogee V Max before February 12.
Apple Mac mini teardowns reveal larger heatsink for Apple M2 Pro configurations and SSD changes
The new Mac mini may stay true to its 2010 roots, but Apple has updated its internals with Apple M2 and Apple M2 Pro chipsets. While there are some internal changes, the latest Mac mini also looks remarkably similar from the inside.
FCC outlines specifications for Xiaomi POCO F5 series smartphone ahead of North American release
Xiaomi has certified a member of the POCO F5 series with the FCC, indicating its intentions to sell the device in North America. Seemingly the POCO F5 or POCO F5 Pro, the device will be available with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, plus an unnamed Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. The 23013PC75G will not feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, though.
Crucial X6 portable SSDs receive up to 47% discounts
Amazon US has shaved nearly 50% off Crucial X6 series SSDs. Available in 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB capacities, the Crucial X6 series offers up to 800 MB/s read speeds, measures just 69 x 64 x 11 mm and weighs under 40 g.
Anker NEBULA Mars II Pro: Portable projector gets 22% and US$120 discount
Amazon US and NEBULA have included the Anker NEBULA Mars II Pro in their latest round of discounts. The NEBULA Mars II Pro can be used as a battery-operated projector or plugged in and can create up to 100-inch projections. Currently, Amazon US and NEBULA have discounted the NEBULA Mars II Pro by 22%, reducing the projector by US$120.
OnePlus 11: European pricing and new storage configuration leak as Amazon US confirms North American hardware difference and pre-order date
OnePlus 11 pricing has leaked for the Eurozone. The handset will soon be available in two storage variants, but an ongoing patent dispute between OnePlus and Nokia will prevent the OnePlus 11 from being sold in Germany. Amazon US has confirmed a specification change for North American models too, as well as when pre-orders will open.
GuliKit Hall Effect joystick upgrade kit said to eliminate Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift
Nearly six years have passed since Nintendo revealed the Switch. While the console has remained a household favourite since its introduction, Nintendo has done little combat Joy-Con drift, an infamous issue with the device's controller joysticks. Instead, a third-party manufacturer has released an upgrade kit that allows people to upgrade their Joy-Con controllers to Hall Effect joysticks.
Beelink SEi12 deal takes over 25% off Intel Core i5-1235U mini-PC with 500 GB SSD and 16 GB RAM
Amazon US has discounted the Beelink SEi12, a mini-PC equipped with an Intel Core i5-1235U processor, a 500 GB SSD and 16 GB of dual-channel RAM. Typically, Beelink sells the SEi12 for over US$500 with pre-installed storage and RAM, but Amazon US' deal drops its price below US$400.
LG UltraGear 48GQ900: 4K and 120 Hz OLED gaming monitor gets over US$600 and 40% discount
Amazon US and LG have reduced the UltraGear 48GQ900, the latter's flagship OLED gaming monitor. The UltraGear 48GQ900 has a 47.5-inch OLED panel that resolves at 4K, up to 138 Hz and has three HDMI 2.1 ports, among other features.
Abxylute: New Android gaming handheld showcased before US$200 crowdfunding campaign
The Abxylute will be another 7-inch Android gaming handheld. Apparently launching later this quarter for US$200, the Abxylute will look to take on the likes of the Logitech G Cloud as a cloud gaming-first device.
Apple releases iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, macOS Ventura 13.2 and watchOS 9.3
Apple has released new major updates for various iPhone, iPad, Mac and Watch Series devices. The new updates introduce several new features, as well as new wallpapers and watch faces, among other things. Apple is distributing iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, macOS Ventura 13.2 and watchOS 9.3 now as OTA updates.
Motorola Moto E13 previewed with Android 13 (Go Edition) in three colours
Motorola has announced the Moto E13, a cheaper option to the also new Moto G13, Moto G23, Moto G53 and Moto G73. The Moto E13 features the same chipset as the Moto E32, as well as a 5,000 mAh battery and Android 13 (Go Edition), among other things.
Motorola introduces Moto G13, Moto G23, Moto G53 and Moto G73 smartphones
Motorola has presented four new smartphones under the Moto G series. The Moto G13, Moto G23, Moto G53 and Moto G73 are all orderable now in the Eurozone. Motorola intends to offer the four smartphones in select Asian and Latin American countries, too.
Beelink SEi12 Pro: Mini-PC now orderable with Intel Core i5-1240P or Core i7-1260P processors
Beelink has now started selling the SEi12 Pro mini-PC series directly. Also available through Amazon, the SEi12 Pro features the Core i5-1240P or Core i7-1260P, plus up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, PCIe 4.0 storage and plenty of ports.
Samsung Display confirms 16-inch display specifications for Galaxy Book3 series before Galaxy Unpacked event
Samsung is finally moving its laptop series onto 16:10 displays. According to Samsung Display, some Galaxy Book3 series machines will offer the world's first OCTA panel for laptops, which will combine an AMOLED touchscreen display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 3K native resolution.
Retailer reveals Garmin Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 prices with a few details in tow
A leaker has discovered early retailer listings for the Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965, a pair of next-generation Garmin smartwatches. Not only has the retailer revealed some details about both smartwatches, but it has outlined launch prices, too.
Samsung Galaxy M54 leaks with design changes compared to Galaxy M53
Press images of the Samsung Galaxy M54 have leaked online ahead of the device's official launch. Sporting a different design to the Galaxy M53, the Galaxy M54 is expected to land shortly after Samsung presents the Galaxy S23 series.
Motorola Moto G13: Pricing and specifications emerge for upcoming mid-range model
Pricing and specifications have leaked for the Moto G13, another upcoming Moto Gx3 series smartphone. The Moto G13 will match the Moto G23 in many areas, albeit for an alleged 25% lower starting price.
Motorola Moto G23 leaks in three colours with 50 MP triple camera and €199 launch price
Leaks have highlighted the Moto G23, one of Motorola's forthcoming mid-range smartphones for 2023. Reputedly, the Motorola Moto G23 will be available in three colourways, all from €199 with 128 GB of storage. Other specifications have leaked too, including the device's SoC.
Premium Samsung TVs discounted by up to 40% and US$1,800
Amazon US has decided to slash prices for recent premium Samsung Smart TVs. The retailer has included the LS03B, Q80B, QN85B, QN90B, and S95B, with discounts ranging from a few hundred dollars to 40% of the Smart TV's list price.
MIUI 14: Xiaomi 12 starts receiving Android 13 update through Mi Pilot program
Xiaomi has begun distributing MIUI 14 to the Xiaomi 12, having already made the Xiaomi 12 Lite eligible for the Android 13-based update. With promised design and performance improvements, MIUI 14 should be a breath of fresh air for devices released with MIUI 13. MIUI 14 eligibility should soon expand to the Redmi K50 series, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12S series and Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, too.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4: Details of alleged Apple M series rival leak
A new leak has highlighted details about what Qualcomm’s first true answer could be to the Apple M1 and Apple M2 series. Equipped with 12 CPU cores and the GPU from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 should be significantly more powerful than the current crop of SoCs offered in Windows On-ARM laptops.
TicWatch Pro 5: Render of next-generation smartwatch surfaces in Mobvoi app code
A next-generation TicWatch Pro smartwatch is nearing release. Launching later this year with the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 chipset, the TicWatch Pro 5 will also contain a digital crown as Mobvoi looks to update the looks of the TicWatch Pro series. The TicWatch Pro 5 will be one of the first smartwatches to launch with Wear OS 3, too.
MSI Cubi 5 12M now selling from US$449 with choice of Intel Alder Lake-U series processors
MSI and its retail partners have started selling the Cubi 5 12M, an Intel Alder Lake-U series based mini-PC. The MSI Cubi 5 12M starts at US$449 and rises to US$929 for its most expensive configuration.
Beelink GTR5: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mini-PC nets 25% discount with 32 GB of RAM and 500 GB SSD
The Beelink GTR5 has dropped below US$600 with 32 GB of RAM and 500 GB of M.2 2280 storage. Also equipped with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX APU, the Beelink GTR5 is a particularly potent mini-PC, particularly with a 25% discount.
Anker Nebula Cosmos: DLP laser projectors receive hefty discounts with up to in US$700 savings
Anker has discounted its Nebula Cosmos series of DLP projectors. Available on Amazon from US$500 to US$700 reductions, the pair can create between 60-inch and 150-inch projections while running Android TV 10.0.
LG Gram 16T90Q: 2022 model discounted by over 30%
Amazon US has reduced the price of the LG Gram 16T90Q, a 16-inch 2-in-1 laptop that LG released last year. Currently available at a 33% discount, the model combines a 2.5K display with an Intel Core i7-1260P processor, 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a 2 TB SSD.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU first impressions pit flagship graphics card against GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU has been compared against the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, highlighting the difference between the two graphics cards. While the GeForce RTX 4090 offers a health performance uplift in most cases, DLSS 3 technology also does plenty of heavy lifting to help NVIDIA's latest flagship laptop GPU.
Google Stadia Controller: Bluetooth software utility arrives for limited time
Google is now allowing people to enable Bluetooth on their Google Stadia Controllers. Unfortunately, there are a few catches, including a time limit for updating your Google Stadia Controllers.
Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W: Evnia 5000 series monitor launching soon with 1000R curvature and 240 Hz refresh rate
Philips is finally ready to start selling the Evnia 27M2C5500W, one of its first Evnia series gaming monitors. The Evnia 27M2C5500W outputs natively at 2.5K and 240 Hz with 1 ms response times, among other features.
Samsung announces new features for Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 models
Samsung has revealed plans to further improve functionality across the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 series. Soon, the Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro will be able to monitor and control devices via the Samsung SmartThings ecosystem, including Nest and Ring doorbells.
Xiaomi POCO X5 rears its head in leaked hands-on photos with Indian international cricketer
The POCO X5 is moving closer to release, with the upcoming handset seen being used by an Indian international cricketer. Due for release in multiple markets, the POCO X5 is expected to be a re-branded Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition with a Snapdragon 778G chipset, a 120 Hz OLED display and three rear-facing cameras, among other features.
AYA NEO Pocket AIR: AYA NEO previews first Android gaming handheld with 5.5-inch OLED display
AYA NEO has showcased the Pocket AIR, its first Android-based gaming handheld. Available later this year, the Pocket AIR will feature a 5.5-inch OLED display and an ARM-based chipset, among other features.
AYA NEO AIR Plus: AMD Ryzen 5 7520U and Ryzen 7 6800U models announced but Intel Pentium Gold 8505 edition canned for upcoming gaming handheld series
AYA NEO has updated the processors its plans to offer for the AIR Plus gaming handheld series. While the Intel Core i3-1215U remains, AYA NEO appears to have stopped developing a Pentium Gold 8505 version. Instead, AYA NEO will offer two AMD APU options, with the Ryzen 5 7520U and Ryzen 7 6800U representing the Mendocino and Rembrandt architecture.
AYA NEO SLIDE: Manufacturer updates hardware with mystery AMD Ryzen 7000 APU after missing Q4 2022 release window
AYA NEO has refreshed the SLIDE, a Windows gaming handheld that it announced nearly a year ago. Initially presented with the Ryzen 7 6800U, the AYA NEO SLIDE will eventually come to market with a Ryzen 7000 APU instead. The gaming handheld will also contain a 6-inch display and a physical keyboard, among other features.
HomePod vs HomePod 2: Apple's latest large speaker does not contain upgrades in all areas
Apple's surprise launches this week keep coming, with the company having already introduced new MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16 and Mac mini models this week. The trio are now joined by the HomePod 2, which Apple claims offers 'breakthrough sound'. The HomePod 2 does not necessarily contain upgrades over the original HomePod across the board, though.
CES 2023 Samsung Display prototype may show what is to come for Galaxy Z Fold5 or future Samsung foldables
A recent rumour of Samsung showing a new prototype foldable smartphone during CES 2023 has fired up speculation about the state of the Galaxy Z Fold5. Sadly, the prototype shown is actually the Flex In N Out, a work of Samsung Display, not the Samsung Galaxy division.
HP X27q: 27-inch, 2.5K and 165 Hz gaming monitor discounted by 30%
Amazon US has reduced the HP X27q, a 27-inch IPS gaming monitor with a 2.5K native resolution and 165 Hz refresh rate. Currently available at a 30% discount, the HP X27q also offers 400 nits peak brightness, an adjustable stand and a choice of DisplayPort or HDMI ports.
ASUS Zenfone 8, ASUS 8z and Zenfone 8 Flip now eligible for Android 13 updates
ASUS has released Android 13 updates for its last-generation flagship smartphones. Available to download now as an OTA or a full update package, WW-33.0210.0210.210 brings the Zenfone 8, ASUS 8z and the Zenfone 8 Flip up from Android 12 in what could be their final major OS update.
Samsung rolls out promised Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro updates with additional functionality
Samsung has released new updates for the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro. Not yet available to the Galaxy Watch4 or Galaxy Watch4 Classic, the updates bring previously promised features, plus a new device diagnostics tool for the Galaxy Buds2 Pro and Galaxy Watch5 series.
Apple HomePod: Second-generation model to launch soon with lower price tag
Allegedly, the launch of a second-generation HomePod is imminent. According to a typically well-informed source, the revived HomePod will be available with hardware upgrades and a cheaper launch price.
Oppo Find N2 Flip: Global model discovered on Geekbench with MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chipset and 8 GB of RAM
The Oppo Find N2 Flip is edging towards a global release. Having recently received several global certifications, the device has now surfaced on Geekbench. The global version of the Find N2 Flip will still be available with a powerful chipset, with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ on hand to deliver flagship performance.
Apple upgrades 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Apple M2 Pro and Apple M2 Max chipsets
Apple has upgraded its flagship pair of laptops. The MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 are now available with the M2 Pro and M2 Max, which add HDMI 2.1, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and slightly better battery life, among other minor changes.
Apple Mac mini receives Apple M2 and M2 Pro chipsets with quad Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
Apple has refreshed the Mac mini. Now based on the Apple M2 generation, the Mac mini comes with up to the Apple M2 Pro that also offers four Thunderbolt 4 ports. Other upgrades include Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
Google Stadia Controller to receive Bluetooth connectivity support with future update
Google has outlined plans to update the Stadia Controller. Soon, the controller will be able to connect to devices via Bluetooth, rather than only using a wired connection outside the Google Stadia ecosystem.
Google Pixel Fold: Dummy unit highlights ultra-thin design of Google's first foldable smartphone
A hands-on video has shown what to expect from the Pixel Fold and many of its important features. Google's first foldable smartphone bears a closer resemblance to the Oppo Find N and Find N2 than the Galaxy Z Fold4, with a more compact design and no gap when the device is folded shut.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Go and Galaxy Book2 Go 5G launched
Samsung has announced pricing and availability for the Galaxy Book2 Go series. Offered as the Galaxy Book2 Go and the Galaxy Book2 Go 5G, the laptop series comes with a 14-inch IPS display, a Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 3 chipset and a 42.3 Wh battery, among other features. The Galaxy Book2 Go series starts at £449 and will be available later this month.
Google found to be developing Apple AirTag competitor with UWB chip and built-in speaker
Google is apparently developing an Apple AirTag alternative under its Nest brand. Codenamed 'Grogu', the tag will support Bluetooth Low Energy, Google Fast Pair and ultra-wideband connectivity for maximum coverage.
Crucial MX500 SSD price drop cuts at least a third off even 4 TB model
Amazon has reduced the prices of Crucial MX500 SSDs. All based on the 2.5-inch form factor, the Crucial MX500 series comes with 5 years of limited manufacturer's warranty, plus 510 MB/s sequential write and 560 MB/s sequential read speeds.
OnePlus 11R: Launch window leaks as reference spotted on OnePlus website
OnePlus is edging closer to releasing the OnePlus 11R. Reputedly due after OnePlus introduces the OnePlus 11 globally, the OnePlus 11R could well be more of a budget flagship smartphone thanks to its Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset.
Samsung 980 Pro: Save up to 53% in new PCIe 4.0 SSD deals
Amazon US has reduced the Samsung 980 Pro, a blisteringly fast SSD that utilises PCIe 4.0 to deliver up to 7,000 MB/s sequential read speeds. Fast enough to be used in a Sony PlayStation 5, the Samsung 980 Pro can be picked up for between a 43% and 53% discount, depending on the capacity chosen.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: Mid-range smartphone drops below US$300 with over US$200 discount
The Galaxy A53 5G can now be purchased for US$299, down from its US$449.99 retail price. The Galaxy A53 5G combines a 120 Hz AMOLED display, an Exynos 1280 chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Save US$250 on Roborock Q7+ robot vacuum with Auto-Empty Dock Pure
Amazon has reduced the Roborock Q7+, a robot vacuum bundled with an Auto-Empty Dock Pure. Currently available at over a 30% discount, the Roborock Q7+ offers 2,700 Pa of suction power, LiDAR 3D mapping and custom cleaning routines, among other features.
Acer Nitro XV5: New gaming monitor series showcased with 200 Hz refresh rates
Acer has introduced the Nitro XV5, a gaming monitor series that will combine modern connectivity standards with fast and high-resolution panels. The Nitro XV5 series will launch within the next few months with 200 Hz refresh rates and HDMI 2.1 ports, among other ports.
Sony Bravia KD-65X80K down to US$699.99 with US$300 discount
Retailers continue to cut the price of recent Sony Bravia LED Smart TVs. Currently, Amazon US and Sony have slashed US$300 off the KD-65X80K, a Bravia X80K series TV. While the KD-65X80K has a 4K native resolution, it only has a 60 Hz refresh rate.
OnePlus 10T receives US$100 discount across all memory configurations and colourways
The OnePlus 10T may still be the company's latest flagship outside China, but Amazon US has discounted the smartphone anyway. With US$100 reductions across all SKUs, the OnePlus 10T can now be picked up for as little as US$549.99 in Jade Green or Moonstone Black colourways.
Samsung Display to move into MicroLED panel commercialisation for future smartwatch generations
Samsung Display is moving into MicroLED panel production for smartwatches. Currently limited to high-end TVs, MicroLED panels offer superior brightness and contrast ratio values than conventional AMOLED panels while consuming less power to boot.
Sony Bravia X90K: 65-inch LED Smart TV falls below US$1,000 as it receives 33% discount
The Sony XR-65X90K is available at a steep discount through Amazon and Sony in the US. Originally priced at over US$1,500, the LED Smart TV can now be picked up for US$998 with free delivery. The Bravia X90K series model offers HDMI 2.1 connectivity, 120 Hz gameplay and a native 4K resolution, among other features.
LG UltraGear 25GR75FG previewed as League of Legends EMEA Championship 2023 gaming monitor with 360 Hz refresh rate
LG has announced the UltraGear 25GR75FG, its latest IPS-based gaming monitor. Equipped with a 24.5-inch and 1080p panel, the UltraGear 25GR75FG also delivers a fast refresh rate, low response times and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification, among other features.
OnePlus 10 Pro deal cuts price of recent flagship by 25% in Emerald Forest and Volcanic Black colourways
Amazon US is running an offer on the OnePlus 10 Pro, which will remain OnePlus' most recent 'Pro' smartphone throughout 2023. Offered at a 25% discount, the OnePlus 10 Pro is currently just US$50 more expensive than the OnePlus 10T, despite its various hardware advantages over its newer sibling.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 to receive innovative features with latest updates
Samsung has outlined new features headed to the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4, plus the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 series. The new features should start arriving early next week, with others due in February.
OnePlus 11: Early global model benchmark results highlight below-par multi-core performance
The OnePlus 11 is moving closer to a global release, with the device expected to launch outside China next month. In the meantime, early benchmark results show the OnePlus 11 is unable to maximise the multi-core potential of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The same benchmark results confirm that 16 GB of RAM SKUs should be available globally, too.
FiiO M11S: Digital audio player launches with Android 10 and Snapdragon 660 SoC
The FiiO M11S is now available to order. Equipped with a Snapdragon 660 chipset and a 5,300 mAh battery, the FiiO M11S supports high-fidelity Bluetooth and wired audio options, plus Apple AirPlay and DLNA technologies, among other features.
Motorola ThinkPhone: European pricing and release window leaks for business orientated smartphone
The ThinkPhone is rumoured to be only a few weeks away from release. Unveiled during CES 2023, the ThinkPhone is said to be available in one configuration but for even more than the recent Edge 30 Ultra.
Intel NUC 11: Save a third on selected Core i5-1135G7 SKUs in Amazon discount deals
Amazon has discounted the Intel NUC 11 with a Core i5-1135G7 processor. Available at up to a 33% discount, the NUC 11 has numerous ports, the same iGPU as its successor and a 28 W processor.
MINISFORUM Neptune HX99G arrives with AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX APU from US$839
MINISFORUM is now offering the Neptune HX99G outside Japan. Starting at US$839 as a barebones unit, the mini-PC ships with the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and Radeon 680M, regardless of the configuration chosen.
Garmin Vivomove Trend: Design, specifications and European price leak for upcoming hybrid smartwatch
Numerous marketing images of a future Garmin hybrid smartwatch have emerged online. Supposedly called the Vivomove Trend, the leak showcases the device's design, several features and even an idea of its launch price.
Samsung Galaxy A14 5G: New smartphone orderable in US but only in one colour option and memory configuration
Samsung has started selling the Galaxy A14 5G, starting in the US. While the company showcased the handset in multiple colours, it has decided to bring it to market in the plainest option of the four shown. There is only one memory configuration on offer too.
New Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus leak showcases launch colours before February 1 launch event
The Galaxy S23 Plus can now be viewed from practically all sides, courtesy of a new leak. The Galaxy S23 Plus will debut at the start of next month alongside the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Ultra and at least the Galaxy Book3.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Leaked official photos outline design changes and launch colours
Official images of the Galaxy S23 Ultra have surfaced online, just over two weeks before Samsung presents the Galaxy S23 series. Not only does the leak showcase what the Galaxy S23 Ultra looks like, but it also offers insights into its launch colours and how it differs from the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
ASUS TUF Gaming F15 receives 14% discount on Amazon
Amazon has reduced a popular ASUS TUF Gaming F15 configuration, taking the machine below US$1,000. The TUF Gaming F15 combines a Core i7-11800H with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, plus a 90 Wh battery and a 15.6-inch display.
ASUS VivoBook Pro 16X OLED deal takes 24% off AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti model
Amazon has knocked almost a quarter off a recent VivoBook Pro 16X OLED model. Offered with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H for US$1,099.99, the laptop also has an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, a high-resolution OLED display and a 96 Wh battery, among other features.
Acer Aspire 3: Intel Alder Lake-N models now available in 14-inch and 15.6-inch sizes
Acer has started selling updated versions of the Aspire 3. Now available with Intel Alder Lake-N processors, the Aspire 3 comes in 14-inch and 15.6-inch variants, both with LPDDR5 RAM and 3-cell Li-Polymer batteries. The new Aspire 3 series starts at US$479.99, or US$499.99 for the 15.6-inch version.
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G: Geekbench appearances confirm performance upgrades and no Exynos chipset
Apparently, Samsung is preparing to dispense with in-house Exynos chipset on its mid-range smartphones, not just the upcoming Galaxy S23 series. Based on several Geekbench listings, the forthcoming Galaxy A34 5G will arrive later this year with the MediaTek Dimensity 1080, plus at least 6 GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S23: Official press images and specifications leak of Galaxy Unpacked event
It may have taken a while, but official images of the Galaxy S23 have leaked online. Sourced by a reliable leaker, the images show not only the upcoming smartphone's design, but also its four launch colours. The leaker also outlines a couple of Galaxy S23 specifications.
LG G3 OLED: LG promises 22% less power consumption from OLED Meta panels with 30% wider viewing angles and 2,100 nits peak brightness
LG Display has confirmed more details about its next-generation OLED panels. Soon to be available in the LG G3 OLED, LG Display's 'OLED Meta' panels should provide superior brightness than their predecessors, with up to 2,100 nits peak luminosity quoted. LG Display claims that its new displays also offer wider viewing angles while consuming less power too.
ONEMIX 4S finally launches as One Netbook 4S with Intel Core i3-1210U and Core i7-1250U processors
One-netbook is selling another mini laptop globally. Previously called the ONEMIX 4S, the One Netbook 4S offers Intel Alder Lake-U series processors with a 10.1-inch display, 16 GB of RAM and a compact keyboard. The One Netbook 4S has a 2.5K native resolution and a 38.5 Wh battery, among other features.
Sony NW-A306 Walkman: New portable audio player announced shortly before global release
Sony has presented the NW-A306 globally. Equipped with a small display, the NW-A306 will be the cheaper alternative to the NW-ZX707 that the company also announced today. The Sony NW-A306 Walkman will be available later this month in Europe, Japan and the UK.
Sony NW-ZX707 previewed ahead of release with high-end components running Android 12
Sony has presented the NW-ZX707, a premium Walkman that offers up to 25 hours of battery life. The Sony NW-ZX707 will be available first in Japan and ships with Android 12, plus 64 GB of storage and a 720p display.
Philips 40B1U5601H: Professional ultra-wide monitor presented as alternative to Philips 40B1U5600
Philips has announced the 40B1U5601H, a counterpart to the 40B1U5600 that the company already sells. While both feature 40-inch displays, the Philips 40B1U5601H has a 5 MP webcam that can be used for video calls and biometric authentication via Windows Hello. The Philips 40B1U5600 has a brighter display than the Philips 40B1U5601H, though.
Xiaomi starts selling Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus in India
Xiaomi has started selling the Redmi Note 12 trio in India roughly a week after unveiling the devices. Currently available through multiple retailers, the Redmi Note 12 series starts at INR 17,999 (~US$220) for the regular Redmi Note 12. Prices rise to INR 32,999 (~US$405) for the premier Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus configuration, though.
ASUS Chromebook CM14 and Chromebook CM14 Flip unveiled with MediaTek chipsets
ASUS has presented the Chromebook CM14 series, which consists of the Chromebook CM14 and Chromebook CM14 Flip. Both powered by the MediaTek Kompanio 520 chipset, the pair also have a 14-inch displays and numerous ports, among other features.
Huawei rolls out January 2023 software updates for Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2 Pro smartwatches
Huawei has provided the Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2 Pro with new software updates. Rolling out as firmware versions 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206, respectively, the updates are said to improve system security but no new features to speak of.
Nothing Phone (1) arrives in US for US$299 with caveats
Nothing has brought the Nothing Phone (1) to North America. While the smartphone is available for a mere US$299, there are some caveats that you should be aware of before picking up Nothing's first smartphone.
Samsung India teases new Galaxy A series smartphone with 120 Hz display and 2 days battery life
Samsung is poised to release another Galaxy A series smartphone. Seemingly a different version of the Galaxy A14, the handset will feature a 120 Hz display and up to 2 days of battery life. The next Galaxy A series smartphone will arrive on January 18.
Microsoft Surface Duo 3 scrapped with other foldable and non-foldable Surface smartphones now in development
According to a new report, Microsoft has ceased developing a Surface Duo 2 successor. While the design of the Surface Duo 3 had been finalised, Microsoft has now moved away from the dual-screen format of the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2. Instead, it seems that Microsoft is headed down the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Oppo Find N2 route. A conventional candybar smartphone could be in the offing, too.
POCO C55 to launch globally alongside Xiaomi Redmi 12C
Reputedly, Xiaomi is planning to bring the Redmi 12C and POCO C55 to global audiences, despite the latter being a re-brand of the former. The POCO C55 should offer the same hardware as the Redmi 12C but without NFC capabilities.
Lenovo Legion Play: Prototypes selling for near US$160 with Snapdragon 888 and 7-inch display
Lenovo may have cancelled the Legion Play, but prototypes are selling in China. The leak confirms Lenovo Legion Play specifications and that prototype units were in a near retail state.
Google Pixel Watch receives January 2023 update with third-party watch face fix
Google is now rolling out the first update of 2023 for the Pixel Watch. While this month's update focuses on security improvements, it also addresses a bug that affected third-party watch faces. The update should be available now as RWD9.220429.073.
DIZO Watch D Pro and Watch D Ultra smartwatches arrive with oversized displays
DIZO is now selling two new Watch D smartwatches, building on the Watch D Plus. Billed as the Watch D Pro and the Watch D Ultra, the pair are available in the same colourways but with different feature sets.
MSI G321Q unveiled with high refresh rate, WQHD resolution and NVIDIA G-SYNC
The MSI G321Q is one of the company's latest gaming monitors. Revealed alongside the MAG321QR-QD, the MSI G321Q has a 32-inch IPS display, a 1080p native resolution and a 170 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
Xiaomi 13 Lite spotted as re-styled Xiaomi CIVI 2 with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC
It looks like Xiaomi is preparing to expand the Xiaomi 13 series with another model. Based on a recent Google Play Console listing, Xiaomi has created the Xiaomi 13 Lite, although the company already sells the device by a different name in China.
MSI Cubi N ADL: Palm-sized mini-PC showcased with Intel Alder Lake-N processors
MSI has revealed the Cubi N ADL, one of its latest compact and low-powered mini-PCs. Offered with Intel Alder Lake-N processors, the MSI Cubi N ADL measures just 124 x 124 x 53.7 mm but contains nearly a dozen ports and expandable storage, among other features.
MSI MAG321QR-QD: 32-inch IPS gaming monitor announced with 170 Hz overclocked refresh rate
MSI has presented the MAG321QR-QD, a 32-inch and 1440p gaming monitor that also has a 170 Hz refresh rate. Offered with a USB hub, the MAG321QR-QD supports MSI's new console mode and is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified.
Xiaomi confirms MWC 2023 showcase as Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13S Ultra global launch rumours circulate
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be attending MWC 2023 between February 27 and March 2, having skipped CES 2023 in Las Vegas. Billed as an opportunity to 'experience new Xiaomi technology', rumours suggest that Xiaomi will leverage MWC 2023 to bring not only the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro to global audiences, but also the Xiaomi 13S Ultra.
Xiaomi opens Global MIUI 14 beta program for Xiaomi 12 Lite
Xiaomi is now recruiting beta testers who want to try MIUI 14 early. Available on the Xiaomi 12 Lite, MIUI 14 Beta is open to devices enrolled on MIUI's Global and Indian branches. The update is based on Android 13 and should contain several changes from the MIUI 13 with which the Xiaomi 12 Lite ships.
Samsung teases 2023 Neo QLED Smart TVs with Auto HDR Remastering and 14-bit processing
Samsung has showcased its 2023 set of Neo QLED Smart TVs. Due to be released later this year with 4K and 8K resolutions, the next-generation models will support numerous features including Auto HDR Remastering and on-board SmartThings connectivity for compatibility with Matter, Thread and Zigbee devices.
Banana Pi starts selling BPI-CM4 SoM with 4 GB RAM and 16 GB storage
Banana Pi has finally brought the BPI-CM4 to market nearly a year after the SoM's debut. Equipped with the Amlogic A311D chipset and 4 GB of RAM, the BPI-CM4 is Banana Pi's answer to the Raspberry Pi CM4, for which the company has included compatible 100-pin connectors, among other features.
HP E45c G5 showcased with huge curved panel, DQHD resolution and 165 Hz refresh rate
HP has announced the E45c G5, a 44.5-inch VA monitor with a 165 Hz refresh rate and a DQHD resolution. HP has also outlined the monitor's launch price but has not been forthcoming about a release date for the time being.
Samsung SmartThings Station revealed with Matter support and built-in Qi wireless charger
Samsung has returned to the idea of a dedicated smart home hub, having pulled the SmartThings Hub. In its place is the SmartThings Station, a compact device that is compatible with the Matter home networking protocol. For some reason, Samsung has included a 15 W wireless charging pad within the SmartThings Station too.
ASUS ExpertCenter PN42 revealed with Intel Processor N100 and Intel Processor N200 options
The ExpertCenter PN42 is a low-powered set of mini-PCs. Based on Intel's new Alder Lake-N processors, the ExpertCenter PN42 will be available later this quarter with a compact chassis and plenty of ports, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5: New rumour points to thicker and heavier foldable with S Pen slot and improved cameras
New information about what to expect from this year's Galaxy Z Fold has emerged online, likely seven months before Samsung reveals the device. If true, it would mean that Samsung has opted to make the Galaxy Z Fold5 being thicker and heavier than the current Galaxy Z Fold4, among other changes.
ASUS Chromebox 5: Intel Alder Lake-based mini-PCs revealed with built-in Qi wireless charging pads
ASUS has announced the Chromebox 5, a mini-PC series based on Intel Alder Lake processors. Due to be released by the end of Q1 2023 from US$400, the Chromebox 5 should be significantly more powerful than its predecessors while maintaining their compact form factors.
Dell showcases Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor (AW2524H) before Chinese and North American launches
Dell has unveiled the Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor (AW2524H), a 24.5-inch Fast IPS monitor that outputs at up to 500 Hz. The AW2524H will do battle with the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP, which ASUS claims can reach 540 Hz. Dell will start selling the Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor internationally by the end of this quarter.
BenQ GP500: DLP 4K projector previewed ahead of US release
BenQ has showcased the GP500, a DLP projector that can create 150-inch images while resolving at 4K. The projector will be available first in the US, where it will launch for US$1,799.
ViewSonic VX2722-4K-OLED: 27-inch professional monitor unveiled with excellent colour accuracy and modern connectivity
ViewSonic has unveiled the VX2722-4K-OLED, another professional monitor by the company. Equipped with a 27-inch panel sourced from JOLED, the VX2722-4K-OLED measures 27-inches across, outputs at 4K and is VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black certified. ViewSonic has included plenty of ports too, including a USB Type-C port that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode and USB Power Delivery.
Google rolls out January 2023 update to Pixel smartphones with improved fingerprint sensor recognition and Spatial Audio support
Google is now issuing its January 2023 round of updates for recent Pixel smartphones. While this month's patch is available from the Pixel 4a onwards, it mainly brings improvements to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Roku presents cheap Smart TVs and OLED Reference Design
Roku may be best known for its streaming sticks these days, but it also supplies Roku OS to the likes of Philips and TCL. However, Roku has now entered the Smart TV market with the Roku Select Plus Series. Ranging from a mere 24-inches to 75-inches, the Roku Plus Series starts at US$119. The company has announced an OLED Reference Design TV too.
Citizen CZ Smart smartwatches refreshed with new hardware and designs
Citizen has introduced a new generation of CZ Smart smartwatches. Now running Wear OS 3, the CZ Smart relies on the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chipset and a 1.29-inch AMOLED display, among other features. The new series of CZ Smart smartwatches will be available in March from US$350.
Google releases new Android Auto with revised design, digital car key support and integrated WhatsApp calls
Google has started rolling out a new version of Android Auto, originally codenamed Coolwalk. Announced last year at Google I/O 2022, the update brings several new features to the company's car entertainment interface, as well as a UI overhaul.
ASRock introduces NUC BOX mini-PCs based on 13th Gen Intel Core processors
ASRock has revealed the NUC 1300 BOX and NUCS 1300 BOX, a pair of mini-PCs based on Intel's new Raptor Lake processors. Offered with DDR4 or DDR5 RAM depending on the model chosen, the mini-PCs also have different ports, among other minor changes.
MINISFORUM Venus UM773 announced with AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS APU
MINISFORUM has unveiled the Venus UM773, a mini-PC based on AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs. The new Venus UM773 may actually perform worse than the Venus UM690 though, with which it also shares its design and I/O.
MSI Cubi 5 12M: New mini-PC series exhibited with 0.7 litre chassis and Intel Alder Lake-U processors
MSI has showcased new Cubi 5 12M mini-PCs. Based on Intel's Alder Lake-U series platform, the updated Cubi 5 12M series offers Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet connection and M.2 storage within a 0.7-litre chassis. All MSI Cubi 5 12M models ship with twin SO-DIMM RAM slots too, and will be available in two colours.
LG Signature OLED M3: 97-inch wireless Smart TV debuts with 4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate
LG has introduced the Signature OLED M3, a giant Smart TV that measures 97-inches across. Not only is the LG Signature OLED M3 larger than most Smart TVs, but it can also operate wirelessly, albeit not quite in the same sense as the Displace TV that also debuted during CES 2023.
Anbernic RG35XX: 3.5-inch retro gaming handheld orderable from US$59.99 in three colours
The Anbernic RG35XX is another vertical-orientated retro gaming handheld available at a relatively affordable price. The RG35XX has a 3.5-inch display, a 2,100 mAh battery and comes in three colourways.
Roborock Dyad Pro: Improved upright vacuum cleaner debuts with app connectivity, longer battery life and revised dock
Roborock has showcased a new version of the Dyad, an upright vacuum cleaner that it launched last year. This year, Roborock has announced the Dyad Pro, a redesigned model that contains more features and a superior dock without being any more expensive than its predecessor.
Samsung Smart Monitor M8 refreshed with mouse support, new webcam, pivot functionality and a smaller display option
Samsung has updated the Smart Monitor M8, an external monitor that can also be used as a Smart TV. Initially available with a 32-inch screen size, Samsung has now introduced a 27-inch edition, among other changes. Both models ship with mouse support, a revised stand and a higher resolution webcam too.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Go previewed with 14-inch IPS display and new Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 3 chipset
Samsung has unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Book Go. Now called the Galaxy Book2 Go, the device is based around the more powerful Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 3, which also provides Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and nearly a day's battery life, among other features.
ROG Swift PG32UQXR: ASUS debuts DisplayPort 2.1 compatible gaming monitor with Mini LED backlights
ASUS has exhibited the ROG Swift PG32UQXR, a 32-inch gaming monitor with a few elements to set it apart from its contemporaries. Not only does the monitor rely on Mini LED backlights for high peak brightness, but also DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity, among other features.
ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP: World's fastest gaming monitor showcased with 540 Hz refresh rate
ASUS has debuted the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP, a monitor that builds on last year's ROG Swift 500 Hz. While the ROG Swift 500 Hz will never come to fruition, the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP delivers a peak 540 Hz refresh rate across its 24-inch E-TN panel. The ROG Swift Pro PG248QP supports NVIDIA G-SYNC too, among other features.
Roborock S8, S8 Plus and S8 Pro Ultra robot vacuums showcased with RoboDock
Roborock has introduced a trio of next-generation robot vacuums. Replacing the Roborock S7 series, the Roborock S8 series consists of the Roborock S8, Roborock S8 Plus and the Roborock S8 Pro Ultra. The Roborock S8 series will be available from March in the Eurozone and from April in the US.
Lenovo Project Chronos: Concept debuts at CES 2023 with Intel Raptor Lake processor and 7 video outputs
Lenovo has introduced Project Chronos, an Intel Raptor Lake-based machine designed to capture motion without needing a dedicated wearable. Still a concept product at this stage, Project Chronos has seven display outputs and runs Windows 10, among other features.
Lenovo Smart Paper: Global version of YOGA Paper showcased running Android 11 with 10.3-inch E-Ink display
Lenovo has announced the Smart Paper, just over a month after releasing the YOGA Paper in China. Equipped with a 10.3-inch E-Ink display, the Lenovo Smart Paper also runs Android, has 4 GB of RAM and has a large enough battery to last for up 170 hours of note-taking.
Lenovo Tab Extreme previewed ahead of summer 2023 release with flagship specifications designed to shake up stagnant Android tablet market
Lenovo has presented the Tab Extreme during its CES 2023 showcase, although the tablet will not be available until the summer in Europe. To be offered as an alternative to the iPad Pro 12.9 and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, the Lenovo Tab Extreme has a 14.5-inch and 120 Hz OLED display, plus a flagship chipset and a 12,300 mAh battery.
Lenovo Yoga AIO 9i: 32-inch AIO debuts with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 and choice of Intel Core i7-13700H or Core i9-13900H processors
Lenovo has presented the Yoga AIO 9i, a stylish all-in-one desktop powered by Intel Raptor Lake processors and an Ada Lovelace-based GPU. Launching later this year, the Yoga AIO 9i also has a 4K IPS panel that offers up to 600 nits of peak brightness, among other features.
Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 8 arrives with AMD Ryzen 5 7530U and Ryzen 7 7730U APUs
Lenovo has introduced the Yoga 6 Gen 8, a 13-inch convertible powered by AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs. The Yoga 6 Gen 8 also has a 16:10 display, a 59 Wh battery and plenty of ports considering its form factor.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Twist: Innovative convertible showcased with two displays and Intel Raptor Lake processors
The ThinkBook Plus Twist is a convertible with a difference. Not only can its 13.3-inch OLED display be used in multiple modes, but so can its secondary E-Ink display. The ThinkBook Plus Twist will be available this summer with a choice of Intel Raptor Lake U-series processors, plus up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1 TB of PCIe 4.0 storage.
Think smarter: Motorola teases ThinkPhone as business-grade upgrade for smartphone market
Motorola has teased the ThinkPhone ahead of the device's official introduction. Launching as the ThinkPhone by Motorola, the device will contain several nods to the ThinkPad family and should be available with powerful hardware like the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset.
Displace TV: Innovative OLED Smart TV exhibited with vacuum wall mount and no power cables
Displace has revealed its eponymous TV, having teased the device last month. Unexpectedly, the Displace TV is already available to pre-order on the company's website, where it can be ordered on its own or as a bundle of two or four units. The Displace TV works without any power cables and can be attached to walls without dedicated wall mounts.
Samsung ViewFinity S9: 5K monitor with Thunderbolt 4 connectivity showcased as Apple Studio Display competitor
Samsung has introduced the ViewFinity S9 as it continues to expand its ViewFinity series. The ViewFinity S9 has a 27-inch panel that operates at 5K, which should put it in contention with the Apple Studio Display and LG UltraFine 5K. The Samsung ViewFinity S9 offers Thunderbolt 4 connectivity too, among other features.
Samsung Odyssey OLED G9: 49-inch QD OLED monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate
Samsung has announced the Odyssey OLED G9 as part of its CES 2023 showcase. Unlike the Odyssey Neo G9, the Odyssey OLED G9 has a 49-inch display that relies on QD OLED technology. The curved and ultra-wide gaming monitor also operates at 1440p and 240 Hz, among other features.
ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED refreshed with Intel Raptor Lake processors, 120 Hz OLED display and more powerful NVIDIA GPU
ASUS has presented a new Zenbook 14X OLED, building on last year's Intel Alder Lake-powered model. While there is no AMD model, the Zenbook 14X OLED has received Raptor Lake processor options, as well as a more powerful NVIDIA RTX GPU.
ASUS Zenbook Pro 16X OLED: 2023 model showcased with design and hardware changes
ASUS has introduced a new version of the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED. Now offered with powerful Intel Raptor Lake processors, the new Zenbook Pro 16X OLED also has a larger trackpad than its predecessor and a 120 Hz display, among other changes.
Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip: ASUS presents 1200p and 144 Hz Chromebook with RGB keyboard
ASUS has announced the Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip, a 14-inch convertible Chromebook marketed for cloud gaming. Available later this year from €799 in the Eurozone, the Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip has a 144 Hz display and up to 10 hours of battery life, among other features.
ASUS presents ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM with 240 Hz, 1,000 nit and 2.5K display
ASUS has introduced a new 27-inch gaming monitor for those after a fast OLED panel. Announced as the ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM, the monitor combines a 240 Hz refresh rate with a 2.5K resolution and 1,000 nits of peak brightness, among other features.
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (2023) showcased with Intel Raptor Lake CPUs and NVIDIA RTX 40 series GPUs
ASUS has upgraded the ROG Flow Z13, its 13.4-inch gaming 2-in-1. Now available with up to an Intel Core i9-13900H, the ROG Flow Z13 (2023) also contains an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU and a 2.5K display with a 165 Hz refresh rate, which are all powered by a 56 Wh battery.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14: 2023 model unveiled with AMD Ryzen 9 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 hardware upgrades
ASUS has introduced the ROG Zephyrus G14 (2023), an AMD Zen 4 and RTX 40 series upgrade for the company's 14-inch gaming laptop. Offered with a choice of three displays, the new ROG Zephyrus G14 also has plenty of ports and up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, among other features.
ASUS ROG Flow X13 refreshed with powerful AMD and NVIDIA hardware combination within 13.4-inch convertible design
ASUS has showcased the ROG Flow X13 (2023), a 13.4-inch convertible that offers new AMD and NVIDIA hardware. Available later this quarter in Europe, the latest ROG Flow X13 comes with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 Zen 4 APU, an RTX 4070 GPU and a choice of two displays, among other features.
LG C3, G3 and Z3 OLED Smart TVs presented with upgraded UIs and up to 70% brighter displays
LG has introduced a trio of new OLED Smart TVs for 2023. Arriving before the LG A3 and LG B3, the LG C3, G3 and Z3 all rely on the α9 Gen6 4K AI processor and offer a new version of webOS, among other features. LG has included AMD FreeSync, NVIDIA G-SYNC and HDMI 2.1a support too.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 gaming monitor refreshed with 57-inch, 8K, Mini LED and 240 Hz panel
Samsung has announced a new version of the Odyssey Neo G9, its flagship gaming monitor. Not only has Samsung equipped the new Odyssey Neo G9 with a larger panel this time around, but it has also upgraded the Odyssey Neo G9 to an 8K resolution and a 240 Hz refresh rate, among other changes.
Leakers point to earlier than expected launch for Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra
According to new reports, Samsung has settled on a date for its next Galaxy Unpacked event, where it is expected to reveal the Galaxy S23 series. Purportedly, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra will all arrive as February rolls around, leaving just six weeks until the arrival of Samsung's next-generation flagships.
Atari ceases Atari VCS manufacturing citing losses and over 90% revenue drop
Atari is ceasing production of the Atari VCS, just 18 months into the console's lifespan. With revenues drying up and losses mounting, Atari is looking to third parties for licensing deals to plug the gap.
Raspberry Pi CEO outlines 'very ginger' approach to introducing Rasberry Pi 5 Model B
Raspberry Pi's CEO has commented on when the company will release a next-generation Raspberry Pi product. According to Eben Upton, no new Raspberry Pi products will be released next year, with the Raspberry Pi 5 Model B shelved until 2024 at the earliest.
Motorola ThinkPhone: Leakers reveal more details and high-quality renders
Evan Blass has leaked more renders for the ThinkPhone, a ThinkPad-inspired smartphone that Lenovo will sell through Motorola. The ThinkPhone is expected to be available with up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage too, among other features.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra to launch with periscope camera that 'will shock everyone'
According to new reports, Xiaomi is planning to equip the Xiaomi 13 Ultra with a showstopping periscope camera. Possibly even outperforming the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Ultra in this regard, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is also rumoured to contain up masses of LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 flash storage.
Apple iPhone SE 4: Analyst claims 2024 postponement or cancellation of iPhone SE 2023
According to a new report, Apple has put a next-generation iPhone SE on ice. Potentially postponed until 2024 or cancelled entirely, the iPhone SE 4 or iPhone SE 2023 was thought to mimic the iPhone XR, but with an A15 Bionic chipset instead of the A12 Bionic.
Samsung Dragon Knight G7: New 32-inch, 4K and 144 Hz gaming monitor launches with Tizen OS
Samsung has started selling the Dragon Knight G7 in China, where the device is available for CNY 4,999 (~US$717). Sharing design cues with Samsung's Odyssey gaming monitor series, the Dragon Knight G7 contains a 32-inch IPS panel that outputs at 4K, 144 Hz, 400 nits and supports modern image tearing reduction standards, among other features.
LILYGO T-Camera S3: New developer board arrives with ESP32-S3 microcontroller
LILYGO has introduced the T-Camera S3, a developer board with a built-in camera. Based on the ESP32-S3FN16R8 microcontroller, the LILYGO T-Camera S3 has a small OLED display and is available with a small plastic housing, among other features.
Banana Pi BPI-M2S launches for under US$100 in two SoC variants
Banana Pi is now selling the BPI-M2S, a single-board computer that it teased over a year ago. The Banana Pi BPI-M2S is available with a choice of two Amlogic SoCs, both with 4 GB of RAM and an HDMI 2.1 port, plus expansion options.
Robo & Kala: Surface Pro 9 5G competitor lands with AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and versatile magnetic keyboard
The Robo & Kala is a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3-based 2-in-1 with an AMOLED display. Running Windows 11, the Robo & Kala also contains a magnetic keyboard that you can use via Bluetooth or a physical connection. The Robo & Kala starts at US$799 with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
Particles by XO: Design and specifications leak for first Nothing sub-brand product
The first details about a new Nothing product having surfaced online. To be sold under the sub-brand XO, Particles by XO will be another adventurous pair of TWS earbuds with ANC and high-fidelity audio options.
LapPi 2.0: SB Components brings DIY laptop kit to Kickstarter packing Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
SB Components has released the LapPi 2.0, a DIY laptop kit that is available to back on Kickstarter. Based on the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, the LapPi 2.0 is also compatible with other single-board computers and starts at £199.
Teclast P30S: Budget tablet Android 12 available for US$109.99 with 12 nm MediaTek chipset
The P30S is another cheap Android tablet by Teclast. While the Teclast P30S is currently available for US$109.99, it should provide significantly more performance than the P30 Air. The Teclast P30S combines its 12 nm MediaTek chipset with a 6,000 mAh battery and a 10.1-inch IPS display, among other features.
GPD Win 4: PSP Vita lookalike launches for US$799 with design improvements and Radeon 680M iGPU
The GPD Win 4 is now available to back via Indiegogo. Not only is the GPD Win 4 smaller than the ONEXPLAYER 2, but it is also US$100 cheaper while maintaining the Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. GPD offers the Win 4 with an optional LTE module too, as well as up to 2 TB of storage and 32 GB of RAM.
ONEXPLAYER 2: 8.4-inch and Ryzen 7 6800U powered gaming handheld lands for US$899
One-netbook has started selling the ONEXPLAYER 2 through Indiegogo. Initially available for US$899, the ONEXPLAYER 2 combines AMD's most powerful RDNA 2 iGPU with detachable controllers, an 8.4-inch display and a large battery, among other features.
Epic Games offers discounts on almost all games in Epic Games Store and gives away 15 games
Epic Games will be posting a free game on the Epic Games Store between now and the end of the year. Running concurrently with discounts throughout the holiday season, as well as a 25% voucher, the games giveaway refreshes daily at 16:00 UTC.
Apple analyst outlines new 24-inch iMac, iMac Pro and Pro Display XDR successor details
Apple may well have new 24-inch iMac and iMac Pro all-in-one machines in development, but neither are expected to arrive until the end of 2023, at the earliest. Mark Gurman has also shared processor details about the pair, along with some information about forthcoming external monitors, including a Pro Display XDR successor.
Google Pixel Tablet: Prototype unit leaks with wireless charging speaker dock
The Pixel Tablet has turned up on Facebook Marketplace months ahead before its official release. Presumably a prototype, the unit confirms a few details about Google's first Pixel-branded tablet, as well as its accompanying speaker dock.
Apple Mac mini: Apple still prototyping M2 and M2 Pro-based mini-PCs
New Mac mini variants remain in development, with Apple M2 and Apple M2 Pro-based models reputedly in the pipeline. Neither will arrive before the start of next year though, with an upgraded Mac mini spoken of in the same breath as the Mac Pro and new variants of the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16.
Apple Mac Pro: Analyst details reasons for delays and Apple M2 Extreme cancellation
According to a new report, Apple continues to develop a new Mac Pro. However, production challenges have forced the company to re-think the processor options that will be available, with the Apple M2 Extreme consigned to the cutting room floor for now. The Apple M2 Extreme would have combined 48 CPU cores with 152 GPU cores by effectively fusing four Apple M2 Max chipsets.
HTC Vive Flowcus: Official render and hardware details teased for Meta Quest Pro competitor ahead of CES 2023 showcase
HTC has shared more details about its next VR headset. Aimed at reestablishing the company within the consumer VR market, the unnamed VR headset will debut next month during CES 2023. The so-called HTC Vive Flowcus is expected to be a prosumer headset capable of delivering a 1,920 x 1,920-pixel native resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate per eye, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy 25W Battery Pack: 10,000 mAh power bank launched with Super Fast Charging support for two devices
Samsung has introduced the Galaxy 25W Battery Pack, a new power bank that supports Super Fast Charging and can recharge two devices simultaneously via USB Type-C. Offered with a 10,000 mAh capacity, the Galaxy 25W Battery Pack features a plastic design and weighs just over 200 g.
Nubia introduces another RedMagic gaming monitor with 2.5K resolution and 240 Hz refresh rate combination
Nubia has brought another RedMagic-branded gaming monitor to market in China. Sold as a 2K monitor, the RedMagic monitor actually offers a 2.5K native resolution, as well as a 240 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
ASUS PL64 mini-PC series introduced with Intel Alder Lake processors in a rugged case
ASUS has announced the PL64, a mini-PC series developed with 15 W Intel Alder Lake processors. Offered in numerous configurations, the ASUS PL64 also has plenty of ports for consumer or commercial use.
JMGO presents N1 Pro and N1 Ultra projectors with Leica branding
JMGO has announced a new set of projectors following the release of the O1, O1 Pro and U2. This time, the company has released the N1 Pro and N1 Ultra, which it sells in China for CNY 6,499 (~US$932) and CNY 8,999 (~US$1,291), respectively.
Displace TV: Wireless OLED Smart TV with no power cable teased ahead of CES 2023 showcase
The Displace TV is the work of Displace, a startup that wants to revolutionise home Smart TVs. Supposedly, the company has created a TV that works without a power cable or remote control. The Displace TV can attach itself to a wall without the need for a wall bracket, too.
Valve comments on Steam Deck 2, Steam Controller 2 and Steam Machines while dismissing AMD Ryzen 7 6800U handhelds
Valve has confirmed details about its plans to release newer versions of the Steam Deck and the Steam Controller. The company has also disclosed hardware upgrades for the current Steam Deck that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Xiaomi Watch S2: 42 mm and 46 mm smartwatches now available in China ahead of likely global release
Xiaomi has started selling the Watch S2 in China, a smartwatch series that consists of 42 mm and 46 mm sizes. Only available in China for now, the Xiaomi Watch S2 features bright AMOLED displays, advanced health features and long battery life, regardless of the model chosen.
ONEXPLAYER 2: Indiegogo campaign date changed again as company reveals prices and memory configurations
One-netbook has finally announced pricing for the ONEXPLAYER 2, its next-generation gaming handheld. To be available from US$899 with early bird pricing, the ONEXPLAYER 2 will cost up to US$1,429 via Indiegogo when it goes live later this week.
ASUS VivoWatch 5 Aero debuts in Taiwan with changed design ahead of global release
ASUS has started selling the VivoWatch 5 Aero, a fitness tracker that debuted in September at IFA 2022. While the device's core feature set remains, it seems that ASUS has reverted to a clunkier design, eschewing the slim look of the original VivoWatch 5 Aero.
Raspberry Pi Foundation shares supply chain issues update while announcing Pi Zero and Pi Zero W price rises
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced expectations for supply chain improvements throughout 2023. While stock levels are anticipated to remain light in Q1 2023, the Pi Foundation hopes there will be no issues by the end of next year. The return to normality will coincide with price rises for the Pi Zero and Pi Zero W, though.
Nothing brings first taste of Android 13 to Nothing Phone (1) with Nothing OS 1.5
Nothing has released the first Android 13 beta to the Nothing Phone (1), its only smartphone released to date. Offered as Nothing OS 1.5, the Android 13-based update will not reach stable status until early 2023.
MacBook Air 15: Apple rumoured to have 15.5-inch model ready for spring 2023 release
Reportedly, Apple is in the latter stages of developing a MacBook Air 15. Now expected to launch with a 15.5-inch panel, the MacBook Air 15 is said to be in line for a spring 2023 launch.
Motorola Moto X40 arrives sporting Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and 125 W charging for less than Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro
Motorola has introduced its alternative to the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. While the Moto X40 features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and a 165 Hz display, Motorola has priced the eventual Edge 40 Pro for CNY 3,399 (~US$489), undercutting the Xiaomi 13 by nearly US$100 at current exchange rates.
Motorola Moto G53: New mid-range smartphone showcased with performance upgrades over Moto G52 before global introduction
Motorola has unveiled the Moto G53 in China as it kicks off another generation of the Moto G series. Offered with the Snapdragon 480 Plus, the Moto G53 has a 5G modem, a 5,000 mAh battery and an IPS display that resolves at 120 Hz. The Moto G53 starts at CNY 899 (~US$129), too.
ThinkPhone by Motorola: ThinkPad spin-off smartphone leaks again in several marketing images
More details about the ThinkPhone have surfaced ahead of the smartphone's 2023 anticipated release. Reputedly to be marketed as the ThinkPhone by Motorola, the handset will contain a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, a sizeable pOLED display and a 50 MP primary camera, among other features.
MSI MEG 342C QD-OLED: New details leak for upcoming Quantum Dot OLED gaming monitor with KVM switch
A leaker has shared new details about the MEG 342C QD-OLED, a monitor that MSI announced in May. Based on the new leaks, the MEG 342C QD-OLED will contain a KVM switch, numerous ports and SpectrumBar, MSI's answer to Philips Ambilight.
XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240: Corsair confirms pricing and opens pre-orders for 45-inch bendable gaming monitor
Corsair is now selling the XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240 gaming monitor, starting in the US. Co-developed with LG Display, the XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240 contains a 45-inch LG W-OLED panel that can be bent on demand, allowing you to use it as a flat or a curved monitor.
Sony to replace PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles with new modular PS5 option
According to reports, Sony is still working towards fundamentally changing its PlayStation 5 offering. Reputedly, the company has now sent out modular PS5 test kits, with retail units planned to replace both the regular PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition eventually.
Dasung Link: Companion for Android and iOS launches with 6.7-inch E Ink display
The Dasung Link may resemble a smartphone with an E Ink display, but it actually serves as a companion or secondary display for Android and iOS devices. The Dasung Link reproduces your smartphone's display wirelessly or via a wired connection, theoretically improving battery life on a paired smartphone and eBook readability compared to using an IPS or OLED panel.
Google Pixel 6 Pro to gain 1080p display mode in next Android 13 quarterly update
Google has snuck in a new feature for the Pixel 6 Pro within the first Android 13 QPR2 beta. Available to download for the Pixel 4a onwards, Android 13 QPR2 should reach stable status sometime in March 2023.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 specifications leak online
Specifications for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 have emerged online. Supposedly offered with the AD104 GPU like the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, the GeForce RTX 4070 will only match the RTX 3070's CUDA core count but will feature the same 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM as the RTX 4070 Ti.
Apple introduces macOS Ventura 13.1, tvOS 16.2 and watchOS 9.2
Apple has released a raft of OS updates, with the company upgrading all core product lines ahead of the holiday season. macOS Ventura 13.1, tvOS 16.2 and watchOS 9.2 are rolling out now, as are iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2.
Apple releases iPadOS 16.2 to multiple iPads with limits on improved Stage Manager support
Apple has now made a stable version of iPadOS 16.2 available to download. While the update is available for iPads as old as the iPad 5 or the iPad Air 3, the company continues to lock elements of Stage Manager behind those with Apple M series chipsets. iPadOS 16.2 adds Apple's Freeform app too, among other changes.
iOS 16.2 lands with always-on display improvements for Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple has now released a stable version of iOS 16.2 for the iPhone 8 and later. Apple reserves some new features for its latest iPhones though, as it has also done with iPadOS 16.2 and Apple M1 or Apple M2-powered iPads.
OnePlus E 24 and OnePlus X 27 specifications revealed as well as launch date and price tag for larger model
OnePlus has confirmed numerous specifications for its first external monitors. While the company is ready to start selling the OnePlus X 27 in India, it seems that the OnePlus E 24 is somewhat behind schedule.
LG confirms European pricing and release date for UltraGear 27GR95QE-B and UltraGear 48GQ900 gaming monitors
LG has announced when its latest UltraGear gaming monitors will be available in Europe. Already available in North America, the UltraGear 27GR95QE-B and UltraGear 48GQ900 contain OLED AGLR panels with 240 Hz refresh rates, 98.5% DCI-P3 colour space coverages and 0.03 ms GtG response times. Despite their similarities, the two monitors serve different price points, with US$700 separating the pair.
Sony releases Android 13 updates for Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III and Xperia PRO-I following Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV rollouts
Sony is well underway with its Android 13 upgrade plan, having now rolled out the update to the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV. The Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III and Xperia PRO-I are next in line, with Sony ignoring its mid-range smartphones for now.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12: Indian launch date revealed for mid-range smartphone series among Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus teasers
Xiaomi has outlined the release date for the Redmi Note 12 series in India. Arriving after Christmas, the Redmi Note 12 series will top out at the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus in India, which will feature a 200 MP primary camera, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy S23 series confirmed to launch with more powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset than Xiaomi 13 or Xiaomi 13 Pro
The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro may well be the most high-profile smartphones to launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 so far. However, TENAA has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra will all feature the SM8550-AC, an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 offered in other flagship smartphones.
Motorola Moto G Play (2023) arrives with questionable upgrades from 2021 model
Motorola has started offering the Moto G Play (2023) in the US, where it is available for US$170. Despite being nearly two years younger than its predecessor, the Moto G Play (2023) actually relies on a weaker chipset. The new edition contains a few other upgrades though, such as a 90 Hz display panel.
UP Xtreme i12: AAEON introduces Intel Alder Lake-P powered SBCs with LPDRR5 RAM and 40-pin expansion headers
AAEON has presented a new entry in the UP Xtreme series. Building on the UP Xtreme i11, the UP Xtreme i12 supports Intel Alder Lake-P processors, LPDDR5 RAM and Windows 10 or Ubuntu 22.04. At present, the UP Xtreme i12 comes with a choice of four Intel Alder Lake processors.
TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro launches with a 12.2-inch, 3:2 and paper-like display
TCL has released the NXTPAPER 12 Pro, with the tablet debuting first in Russia. Not only does the TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro have a MediaTek Kompanio 800T chipset, but the Android 12-based tablet also has what TCL describes as a 'paper-like' feel thanks to a special coating over its IPS display.
iFi Go Link: Budget DAC launches with USB Type-C connectivity to reproduce 32-bit audio at 384 kHz
iFi Audio has unveiled the Go Link, a miniature DAC that promises to reproduce high-quality audio for those operating on a budget. The iFi Audio is available for £59 and relies on the ESS Technology ES9219MQ DAC.
EnkPi: Universal ePaper HAT for Raspberry Pi Pico W lands with optional E Ink displays
The EnkPi is a series of E Ink displays that utilise the Raspberry Pi Pico W. Available in a variety of sizes, the EnkPi starts at US$10 as a Universal ePaper HAT and rises to US$98 for the HAT with a Pico W and a 7.5-inch E Ink display.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 McLaren Edition headphones launch in multiple markets
Bowers & Wilkins has introduced a new version of the Px8, its flagship pair of over-air headphones. Now offered in a McLaren Edition trim, the special edition over-ear headphones also have a 24-bit DSP, Bluetooth aptX Adaptive support and 40 mm carbon fibre drivers.
Samsung SmartThings Station: Smart Home hub with Qi wireless charging support leaks online
It seems that Samsung is preparing to release a new SmartThings Hub but with a twist. Lacking Matter integration, the SmartThings Station will offer Qi wireless charging, among other features.
Xiaomi Mini Host: Xiaomi's first mini-PC debuts with Intel Core i5-1240P and plenty of ports
Xiaomi has expanded its product portfolio to the mini-PC market. The Xiaomi Mini Host relies on a laptop processor like many other mini-PCs but offers more ports than can be found on modern laptops. The Xiaomi Mini Host also has a 0.44-litre case size, which should make it small enough to fit on most desks.
Dyson Zone: Price and launch window of elaborate over-ear headphones confirmed
Dyson has confirmed the price and approximate launch date of its first over-ear headphones. While the company originally showcased the Dyson Zone's air purification qualities, it now appears to be an audio-first device instead.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Collector's Edition: Special edition smartwatch launches with ceramic design and ECG capabilities
Huawei has released the Watch GT 3 Pro Collector's Edition. The special edition model is available in China for now and has a more premium design than the regular Watch GT 3 Pro while retaining the same advanced health features, such as the ability to take ECGs.
Huawei Vision Glass smart glasses debut in China with Micro OLED displays
Huawei has started selling the Vision Glass in China, its latest pair of smart glasses. The Huawei Vision Glass can create up to 120-inch virtual displays across its Micro OLED panels, which operate at 1080p and 60 Hz.
Xiaomi 13: Compact flagship launches in China with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Sony IMX800 camera
The Xiaomi 13 has arrived, launching alongside the Xiaomi 13 Pro. Offered with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and a triple rear-facing camera array, the Xiaomi 13 also has a 4,500 mAh battery, a dedicated telephoto camera and IP68 certification, among other features.
Xiaomi 13 Pro showcased in China ahead of early 2023 global release
Xiaomi has introduced the Xiaomi 13 Pro in China, where it will be orderable from early next week. Available in four colours and as many memory configurations, the Xiaomi 13 Pro combines a plethora of premier components, including the Sony IMX989 primary camera from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
DJI Mini 3: Cheaper than expected 249 g drone arrives with 1/1.3-inch CMOS camera and 38-minute flight times
DJI has launched the Mini 3, a new compact drone that is a shade more expensive than the Mini 2. Offered in five configurations, the Mini 3 shares many of the same core features as the Mini 3 Pro. DJI has made savings in multiple areas to distinguish the Mini 3 from the Mini 3 Pro, which the company has reflected in the Mini 3's surprisingly low starting price.
Radxa Taco: Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 carrier board launches with numerous expansion options
The Radxa Taco is a carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, as well as the Compute Module 4 Lite and the Radxa CM3. Measuring 110 x 85 mm across, the Radxa Taco has five SATA connectors, two M.2 slots and a microSD card reader, among other ports.
24-inch iMac modification modernises design of Apple’s all-in-one desktop
The 24-inch iMac is only just over a year old and 11.5 mm thick. Still, its thick chin makes it look older and chunkier than something like the Huawei MateStation X. A modder has now shown Apple could have eliminated the chin, effectively moving it to the device’s rear.
iPhone 14 Pro Max: Technician offers display modification service for Apple’s latest flagship iPhone
Apple is yet to adopt curved displays on its smartphones, with all iPhones resolutely sticking with flat panels instead. An engineer has shown in several videos that it is possible to modify an iPhone to resemble a current Android flagship though, with an iPhone 14 Pro Max serving as a guinea pig.
Moto X40: Motorola confirms launch date and two model variants based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset
The Moto X40 will launch in two model variants, mirroring last year's Edge X30 release. Not only has Motorola teased how these variants will differ, but it has also outlined when both will be available, but only in China for the time being.
Huawei Watch Buds: Smartwatch and earbuds 2-in-1 presented with innovative design
Today, Huawei unveiled the Watch Buds, a smartwatch with an innovative design. As it name suggests, the Watch Buds also contain a pair of earbuds, which recharge beneath the device’s round AMOLED display. According to Huawei, the Watch Buds should last up to 3 days between charges too, despite the inclusion of a pair of earbuds.
KT Pocket KT-R1: Android gaming handheld moves closer to release with MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, 5,000 mAh battery and 1080p display
KT Pocket is now ready to introduce the KT-R1, a budget gaming handheld with a 3:2 display for native Game Boy Advance scaling. KT Pocket offers the KT-R1 in numerous configurations and will begin selling the handheld globally in early 2023 from US$169.
DJI Mini 3: Retailer confirms specifications and European pricing with RC-N1 remote controller bundle
An Austrian retailer has leaked the DJI Mini 3 ahead of the drone's official introduction. Confirming the device's price with a DJI RC-N1 remote controller, the retailer also outlined many Mini 3 specifications and device photos.
Xiaomi announces international launch for Redmi Note 12 series
The Redmi Note 12 series will soon be available outside China. While details of a full global release remain unknown at this stage, Xiaomi has confirmed via Twitter that India will be the next stop for the Redmi Note 12 series. Presumably, Xiaomi will not wait too long before launching Redmi Note 12 models elsewhere, though.
Google Pixel Fold: New leak shares 360-degree video of company’s first foldable with display specifications and dimensions
A reliable leaker has shared high-quality renders of the Google Pixel Fold, along with new display details. Supposedly based on official CAD files, the renders have also been transformed into a 360-degree video that showcases the Pixel Fold from all sides.
Arduboy Mini: Tiny gaming handheld arrives on Kickstarter with over 300 games and an OLED Display
The Arduboy Mini is a compact gaming handheld for hobbyists looking to get their teeth stuck into a new project. Offered with a small OLED display and several gamepad buttons, the Arduboy Mini can access over 300 games and is available to back on Kickstarter for US$29.
Anbernic RG35XX: New gaming handheld showcased with retro Game Boy and SNES design
Anbernic has previewed the RG35XX, a new gaming handheld resembling a cross between an original Game Boy and a SNES. To be offered with a 3.5-inch IPS display and an ARM Cortex-A9-based chipset, the Anbernic RG35XX will be available next year in three colours.
Intel Core i5-13500 outperforms AMD Ryzen 7 7700X in Cinebench benchmark leaks
The Intel Core i5-13500 has reared its head online ahead of its official release, outlining what to expect from the company’s Raptor Lake architecture. Launching with 6 P cores and 8 E cores, the Core i5-13500 has managed to outscore the Core i5-12500 and AMD Ryzen 7 7700X in early benchmarks, even as an engineering sample.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 and GeForce RTX 4090 receive price reductions in Europe and UK
NVIDIA has decided to cut the price of its latest graphics cards in Europe and the UK, shortly after releasing the pair. Applying only to Founders Edition SKUs, the MSRP adjustment may owe to exchange rate fluctuations.
Sipeed M1s DOCK: PINE64 Ox64 rival launches for US$11 with microSD card expansion
The Sipeed M1s DOCK is another RISC-V-based single-board computer (SBC) that runs RTOS or Linux-based software. Sipeed sells the M1s DOCK for US$11 or as the M1s module for US$7 without a carrier board.
Sony WF-1000XM4: Latest firmware update may worsen battery life for some earbuds
Sony has delivered a new firmware update for the WF-1000XM4 to tackle battery drain issues. Rolling out in Asia first, it seems that firmware V1.6.1 could actually reduce battery life for some WF-1000XM4 units, which may need servicing if certain conditions are met.
Google Pixel Fold: Leaked Geekbench listing confirms Google Tensor G2 and 12 GB RAM for Google Felix prototype
The Pixel Fold has debuted on Geekbench, confirming a few details for Google’s first foldable smartphone. Rumoured to be arriving next spring at I/O 2023, the Pixel Fold will feature the Google Tensor G2 chipset, 12 GB of RAM and will run Android 13 out of the box.
Xiaomi Note E-Ink Tablet: 10.3-inch and 5.35 mm thick E-Reader lands with Android pre-installed
Xiaomi has launched a new E-Reader in China. Available as the Note E-Ink Tablet for CNY 2,699 (~US$388), the device has a 10.3-inch E-Ink display, Android 11, pen support and WPS Office Suite pre-installed for note-taking. The Xiaomi Note E-Ink Tablet will rival the YOGA Paper, which Lenovo recently revealed in China too.
Lenovo YOGA Paper: New E-Reader launched in China with active stylus support
Lenovo has finally started selling the YOGA Paper in China. While the company has not confirmed a global release date, the device’s Chinese pricing of CNY 2,699 (~US$390) suggests that the Lenovo YOGA Paper would be more expensive than most E-Readers if it ever reached global audiences.
Google Pixel 4a through Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel Watch gain new features in December 2022 Feature Drop
Google has released another Feature Drop for Pixel devices. Arriving in time for the holidays, the December 2022 Feature Drop adds new features for the Pixel 4a through Pixel 7 Pro, as well as the Pixel Watch. New features include complimentary Google VPN access for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, among others.
PineBuds Pro: PINE64 launches TWS earbuds with better ANC than Apple AirPods Pro
PINE64 is now selling the PineBuds Pro, its open-source and custom firmware-supporting TWS earbuds. Currently available for US$69.99, the PineBuds Pro features 6 mm drivers, six microphones and ANC technology that is said to outperform the equivalent in the Apple AirPods Pro 2.
PINE64 Ox64: Compact single-board computer released in two variants from US$6 with RISC-V processor
PINE64 has launched the Ox4, a miniature single-board computer (SBC) that relies on a RISC-V processor. The PINE64 Ox64 is available from US$6 in 16 MB and 128 MB variants, with the latter offering microSD card expansion too.
Onyx BOOX Leaf2: 7-inch E-reader launches for US$199.99 in two colours
Onyx BOOX is now selling the Leaf2 in the US. Available in two colours, the E-reader has a high-resolution E Ink display, runs Android 11 and is only 6 mm thick.
Cool Pi 4 Model B: Rockchip RK3588S-based SBC launches with Raspberry Pi 4 Model B form factor
Cool Pi has introduced the Cool Pi 4 Model B, a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B copycat. Offered up with the same form factor as the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, the Cool Pi 4 Model B utilises the Rockchip RK3588S, with up to 16 GB of LDPDR4 RAM and 128 GB of eMMC flash storage. The Cool Pi 4 Model B has a Micro HDMI 2.1 port too, among other features.
GMKtec NucBox 10 arrives with AMD Ryzen 7 5800U APU and new blue colourway
GMKtec has announced another mini-PC, having released the NucBox 8 and NucBox 9 within the last few weeks. Now, the company has introduced the NucBox 10, which only differs in two areas from the NucBox 9.
DJI Mini 3: Prices, more specifications and release date leak for sub-250 g drone
New information about the DJI Mini 3 has emerged online ahead of the drone’s anticipated launch on December 9. According to the new leaks, DJI is to offer the Mini 3 in several combo deals, with one already available at a local Best Buy in New Jersey.
Xiaomi 13: New display and memory details leak alongside promotional images and alleged new launch date
While Xiaomi postponed the launch of the Xiaomi 13 series, new details about the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro continue to surface online. With a new launch date rumoured for later this week, the Xiaomi 13 is alleged to offer the smallest display chin of any current smartphone, including the Xiaomi 13 Pro.
Xiaomi Watch S2 and Xiaomi Buds 4 pricing leaks online
Pricing for the forthcoming Xiaomi Buds 4 and Watch S2 has leaked online. While the Buds 4 will cost more than even the Buds 3 Pro at launch, the Watch S2 is expected to arrive for a little less than the Watch S1 did at launch. Both devices will debut during Xiaomi’s next hardware event, which is rumoured to have been rescheduled for later this week.
Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition goes on sale for €899 in Europe
Xiaomi is now selling its latest limited-edition smartphone in Europe. Supposedly limited to 2,000 units, the Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition features all the hardware of the regular Xiaomi 12T Pro but in an eye-catching package.
POCO X5 5G and Redmi Note 12 5G leak as similar devices, with Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G to replace Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023
Xiaomi is preparing to release the Redmi Note 12 series globally. With the Redmi Note 12 5G, Xiaomi will simply bring the current Chinese model to global audiences. However, Xiaomi will also release the same device as the POCO X5 5G in some markets, while the Redmi Note 10 Pro will receive another run-out as the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G, not the Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023.
AMD Ryzen 7000X3D CPU core counts and other specifications leak ahead of alleged CES 2023 introduction
According to new reports, AMD is planning to release 8, 12 and 16-core Ryzen 7000X3D processors next month, all with 170 W TDPs. Sporting similar clock speeds as their regular Ryzen 7000 series counterparts, the Ryzen 7000X3D series will offer up to 192 MB of L3 3D V-cache in the Ryzen 9 7900X3D and Ryzen 9 7950X3D.
GeForce RTX 3060 8 GB: New mid-range NVIDIA GPU shown to offer 35% less performance than original 12 GB model
NVIDIA's latest mid-range graphics card has arrived, with the company electing to re-run the RTX 3060 rather than offering up an Ada Lovelace-based model. While the GeForce RTX 3060 8 GB contains the same GA106 GPU as its 12 GB sibling, NVIDIA's memory changes significantly hamper in-game performance.
Orange Pi Portable Monitor: New 14-inch portable monitor arrives for under US$60 from Orange Pi SBC manufacturer
The makers of Orange Pi single-board computers (SBCs) have produced a portable monitor. Sold as the Orange Pi Portable Monitor for less than US$60, the portable monitor consists of a 14-inch IPS panel, several ports and built-in speakers.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 overtakes GeForce GTX 1060 as most popular GPU in Steam November 2022 hardware survey
A new graphics card has risen to the top of Steam's latest hardware survey. Surprisingly, the GeForce GTX 1650 now ranks as the most used graphics card on Steam, despite the plethora of graphics cards that NVIDIA has released since. NVIDIA still dominates though, with its mid-range cards accounting for over 30% of all cards in the survey.
AMD Ryzen 7 7730U: AMD Barcelo refresh leaks with Zen 3 CPU cores and RX Vega iGPU design
With CES 2023 around the corner, it seems AMD is preparing to release another APU stack based on older designs. Based on new leaks, some members of the Ryzen 7000U series could combine Zen 3 CPU cores with AMD's old Vega iGPU architecture.
Google delivers Android 13 December 2022 update for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
Google has announced a major feature update for Pixel smartphones running Android 13. As of the December 2022 update, the likes of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro support a dedicated reader mode and can share digital car keys with other compatible smartphones, among other changes.
Google Pixel Watch: Google Assistant, Google Keep and new tiles introduced with December 2022 update
Google has released new features for Wear OS. Available first later this month on the Pixel Watch, the new features include functional changes, such as Google Assistant refinements and new tiles as Google continues to modernise Wear OS.
Apple iPad 10 teardown video explains no Apple Pencil 2 support and reveals differences with iPad Air 5
The entry-level iPad may have received a design overhaul this year, but Apple still lumbers the tablet with the original Apple Pencil despite lacking native support for the accessory. Now, iFixit has demonstrated why the iPad 10 lacks Apple Pencil 2 support and how the new tablet compares against the iPad Air 5.
DJI Mini 3: Specifications, pricing and accessories packages leak
More details about the DJI Mini 3 have leaked online. Surprisingly, DJI’s next drone may not be that much cheaper than the Mini 3 Pro, with evidence suggesting that as little as £40 could separate the pair. Additional specifications have emerged too, which offer an insight into the differences between the two Mini 3 series models.
Xiaomi Redmi K60E: Geekbench listing points to Snapdragon 870 usage as Redmi K60 packaging leaks
The Redmi K60 series is fast approaching, with Xiaomi believed to have all the Redmi K60, Redmi K60 Pro and the Redmi K60E in the pipeline. Reputedly, Xiaomi may re-use the Snapdragon 870 in the Redmi K60E though, not a new MediaTek Dimensity option. Redmi K60 packaging has leaked online ahead of the series’ release too.
Xiaomi Redmi 11A: New budget smartphones to launch globally with 50 MP camera
The Redmi 11A has reared its head again, this time as a model intended for global audiences. To be offered with a 50 MP camera, the Xiaomi Redmi 11A has already appeared on other regulatory databases in its Chinese and Indian guises.
Samsung adds Thunderbolt 4 connectivity to ViewFinity S8 series with new model
Samsung has refreshed the ViewFinity S8 series with the ViewFinity S8UT, a monitor that adds Thunderbolt 4 connectivity. Theoretically, it is now possible to daisy chain a second 4K monitor without needing a second video output. The ViewFinity S8UT comes in a single size for now, unlike the original ViewFinity S8 series.
POCO X5 Pro 5G: First signs of three regional model variants emerge for next-generation Xiaomi mid-range smartphone
Xiaomi is preparing to replace the POCO X4 Pro 5G, with Xiaomiui spotting the POCO X5 Pro 5G on IMEI databases. Currently, it seems that Xiaomi has developed dedicated Chinese, Indian and global models, which are all expected to land with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G chipset.
Fydetab Duo launches for £489 with January 2023 shipment aim
Fyde Innovations has brought the Fydetab Duo to Indiegogo, where it starts at £489. Having already exceeded its campaign goal, Fyde Innovations aims to start shipping the Fydetab Duo globally from January 2023.
Apple issues iOS 16.1.2 update with Crash Detection optimisations before iOS 16.2 release
Apple has released iOS 16.1.2 for the iPhone 8 and later. While the update is available for multiple iPhone models, iOS 16.1.2 primarily addresses an issue that resulted in iPhone 14 series units erroneously thinking they had been involved in car crashes.
NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation: Retailer pricing points to imminent release for AD102-based workstation GPU
It seems that NVIDIA is preparing to finally release the RTX 6000 Ada Generation, having introduced the graphics card in September. The RTX A6000 Ada Generation features a larger AD102 die than the GeForce RTX 4090 with over 18,000 CUDA cores, which NVIDIA complements with 48 GB of slower GDDR6 EEC VRAM. Pricing for NVIDIA’s new workstation GPU blows the RTX 4090 out of the water, though.
Find N2 Flip: Hands-on video of next-generation Oppo foldable leaks online
The Oppo Find N2 Flip has leaked online, less than a month ahead of its presumed introduction at Inno Day 2022. Showcased in a hands-on video, the upcoming foldable features a huge cover display and will look to steal a march on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4.
Intel PR manager showcases new NUC mini-PC prototype design
Photos of a redesigned Intel NUC mini-PC have landed online, courtesy of an Intel PR manager. Sporting better ventilation than current Intel NUC mini-PCs, the prototype also has an array of ports.
DJI Mini 3: Official photos leak for forthcoming compact drone
According to a well-informed leaker of all things drones, DJI is preparing to announce its next drone. Having already released the Avata, Mavic 3 Classic and Mini 3 Pro, to name but a few, @DealsDrone alleges that DJI has turned its attention to bringing the Mini 3 to market.
MIUI 14 changelog leaks detailing Xiaomi’s changes for ‘Project Razor’
The changelog for MIUI 14 has surfaced online ahead of the software’s official introduction alongside the Xiaomi 13 series. Offered up with numerous changes from MIUI 13, MIUI 14 will integrate Android 13’s new features, as well as a few Xiaomi flourishes.
GPD Win 4: Pricing revealed alongside revised release window
GPD has finally detailed how much the Win 4 will cost at launch. To be offered in four memory configurations, the GPD Win 4 will start at US$799 but will cost up to US$1,199 with 32 GB of RAM and 2 TB of storage. GPD has announced an updated release window, too.
Leaked Moto X40 renders highlight design changes for Motorola Edge 40 Pro too
High-resolution renders of the Moto X40 have turned up online, courtesy of @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice. To be offered first in China, the Moto X40 will eventually launch globally as the Motorola Edge 40 Pro with the same specifications.
JX1 mini-PC debuts with Intel Celeron N5105 processor and unusual ports arrangement
The JX1 combines a 10 W Intel Jasper Lake processor with LPDDR4 RAM and an M.2 2280 SSD. Offered with 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage, the JX1 features all rear-mounted ports, unlike most mini-PCs.
NanoPi R5C: FriendlyELEC starts selling new compact single-board computer for US$49 and up
FriendlyELEC has brought another single-board computer (SBC) to market. The NanoPi R5C is available from US$49, for which you receive a 58 x 58 mm SBC powered by the Rockchip RK3568B2 chipset, LPDDR4X RAM and eMMC flash storage, among other features.
Huawei Watch Buds release teased after several leaks
Huawei has shared its first teaser for the Watch Buds, a smartwatch that also contains a pair of TWS earbuds. Originally slated for a December 2 release, Huawei has now postponed the launch date as a mark of respect to former CCP General Secretary Jiang Zemin.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra stops by FCC as possible release date unearthed
The FCC has now published documentation for all Samsung Galaxy S23 series models, with the Galaxy S23 Ultra the final piece of the puzzle. With a strange downgrade from the Galaxy S22 Ultra that will affect recharging times, leaker Roland Quandt may have stumbled upon the release date for Samsung's next flagships too.
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro specs sheets leak as Xiaomi teases new floating telephoto camera
More details about the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro have emerged. Not only has Xiaomi outlined the Xiaomi 13 Pro’s ‘floating’ telephoto camera, but full specification sheets for both models have surfaced online.
OnePlus Nord CE 3: Renders leak showing design departure from current Nord CE 2
@OnLeaks has delivered high-resolution renders of the Nord CE 3 months before the device’s anticipated unveiling. Reportedly, the Nord CE 3 will represent a shift in design for OnePlus’s mid-range series, with OnePlus taking greater care to distinguish its cheaper smartphones from its flagship ones.
GKD Mini Plus Classic arrives on Kickstarter for US$139
GKD has now brought the Mini Plus Classic gaming handheld to Kickstarter, two and a half months after teasing the device. Available from US$139, the GKD Mini Plus Classic has already reached its Kickstarter funding goal and should start shipping in January 2023.
Xiaomi reveals new Redmi Pad model variant with more RAM
Xiaomi has refreshed the Redmi Pad, a few weeks after revealing the budget tablet. For some reason, the company has sought to offer the Redmi Pad with more RAM, as it is wont to do. Currently, the new version of the Redmi Pad is only available in Xiaomi's home market.
US Trade Commission issues Google with US$9.4 million fine for misleading Pixel 4 advertising
The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it and seven federal states will sue Google and iHeartMedia for ‘deceptive ads’. Having paid radio hosts to promote the Pixel 4 without labelling their testimonials as advertising.
Xiaomi Watch S2: Company outlines sizes, colours and advanced health feature
Xiaomi continues to tease the Watch S2 on social media. Now arriving sometime in December, the Watch S2 will be available in multiple styles, two sizes and with a design reminiscent of the Watch S1. The Watch S2 will contain a few tricks though, one of which is already available in the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 series.
Xiaomi confirms Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro camera specifications while showcasing sample photos
The wait for the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro goes on. However, the company behind the upcoming smartphones has now detailed a few camera specifications while also sharing several samples from the pair’s new cameras, with the Xiaomi 13 Pro inheriting the Sony IMX989 from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
Google Pixel 7a: First renders leak with familiar design
A reliable leaker has shared renders of the Pixel 7a, Google’s next mid-range smartphone. While the Pixel 7a resembles the Pixel 7, the former is a touch smaller than the latter.
PiTalk: New Raspberry Pi HAT arrives with 4G connectivity options
A new 4G-capable HAT for the Raspberry Pi has reached Kickstarter. Available from US$85, the PiTalk 4G HAT is joined by the cheaper PiTalk 4G Dongle and PiTalk 2G HAT, which are available to back for approximately US$79 and US$25, respectively. PiTalk should be compatible with all Raspberry Pi variants.
Orange Pi OS arrives to offer Android, Linux and Windows application support for SBCs
Shenzhen Xunlong Software, the company behind Orange Pi, has introduced a desktop OS of the same name. Mistakable for Windows 11, Orange Pi OS can also be customised to resemble macOS but supports Android, Linux and Windows applications. Orange Pi OS is already available to try on the Orange Pi 800, the company’s answer to the Raspberry Pi 400.
MINISFORUM NEPTUNE NAG6: Mini-PC showcased with Intel Core i9-12900H and AMD Radeon RX 6600M
MINISFORUM has announced the NAG6 in Japan, a more powerful version of the NAD9 that the company already sells globally. While the NAG6 features the same Core i9-12900H processor as the NAD9, MINISFORUM has also included the Radeon RX 6600M GPU for improved graphics performance.
Inkplate 2: Espressif ESP32-based ePaper display lands on Kickstarter with Arduino compatibility
Soldered Electronics has brought a new ePaper display to Kickstarter. Dubbed the Inkplate 2, the Arduino-compatible board contains a 2.13-inch and triple-colour ePaper panel sat atop of an Espressif ESP32 microcontroller. The Inkplate 2 is available to back now for US$35.
Nokia T21: Budget Android tablet starts shipping in Europe at higher than expected prices
HMD Global is now selling the Nokia T21 after introducing the tablet in September at IFA 2022. While the tablet remains unchanged from its debut over three months ago, HMD Global has decided to raise prices, with the Nokia T21 no longer starting at €219.
Beelink SER6 and SER6 Pro showcased ahead of December shipments
Beelink has announced the SER6 and SER6 Pro, a pair of mini-PCs running AMD’s latest Zen 3+ APUs. Available from US$549 and US$649 respectively, the pair are already available to pre-order but will not begin shipping until sometime next month.
ONEXPLAYER 2: Release date and more details about upcoming gaming handheld teased
One-netbook has shared more information about the ONEXPLAYER 2, a gaming handheld that will now be orderable next month. With the company adjusting the device’s launch date, it has also outlined when people should expect to receive their ONEXPLAYER 2 units, among other details.
Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus revealed in FCC listings
The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus are expected to mirror the design of their predecessors, albeit with a few Galaxy S22 Ultra-inspired differences. Most improvements for Samsung’s next-generation flagships will be internal though, such as the global adoption of Snapdragon chipsets. Recent FCC certifications have highlighted that larger batteries should be headed to the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus, too.
Galaxy Unpacked: Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra release window leaks
According to reports from South Korean media, Samsung has settled on a date for the release of the Galaxy S23 series. To be unveiled at another Galaxy Unpacked event, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra are tipped to make their entrance in San Francisco before embarking on a global release.
Xiaomi describes performance upgrades for Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro
Xiaomi has outlined more Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro specifications ahead of the pair’s announcement this Thursday. Meanwhile, Xiaomi 13 Pro colours have leaked online, courtesy of an official-looking render and a hands-on image with three models.
MIUI 14: Xiaomi boasts OS update is ‘light as a swallow’ thanks to Project Razor cutbacks
Xiaomi continues to tease MIUI 14 on social media, having recently confirmed the OS update’s inclusion in the forthcoming Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. Arriving on December 1, Xiaomi claims it enacted ‘Project Razor’ last year to improve MIUI in three major areas.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14: 2023 model leaks with AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS APU
ASUS has certified another upcoming ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop in South Korea. This time, the company has registered a new version of the ROG Zephyrus G14, which appears to rely on another 35 W AMD Ryzen APU.
LG Display moves production exclusively to OLED.EX panels for future OLED Smart TVs
LG Display has announced that all future OLED panels will be based on OLED.EX technology, a panel type that uses deuterium for improved efficiency. The change should mean that cheaper OLED Smart TVs will benefit from brighter panels too, albeit perhaps only when LG Display exhausts stocks of older OLED panels.
ASUS Zephyrus M16 2023: Leaked device picture confirms design change
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 2023 has leaked ahead of its release. Likely equipped with Intel Raptor Lake processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, the new ROG Zephyrus M16 also features a revised camera module.
Gigabyte certifies NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti along with various upcoming RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX cards
Gigabyte has pointed to fresh desktop graphics card releases. Based on recent regulatory body filings, NVIDIA is working toward launching the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, while AMD will make reference cards available to its board partners. Additionally, Gigabyte has certified numerous Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX cards.
Two LG UltraGear 34-inch gaming monitors receive 25% savings in Cyber Monday deals
Amazon has reduced a pair of 34-inch LG UltraGear gaming monitors. Both available at 25% discounts, the UltraGear 34GP63A-B and UltraGear 34GP83A-B can operate at 160 Hz and 1440p, among other features.
Realme Watch 3 Pro and Buds Air 3S to receive European launch next month
According to new reports, Realme plans to bring two of its new wearables to Europe next month. Supposedly, the company will introduce the Realme Watch 3 Pro and the Realme Buds Air 3S, which it has already released in other markets like India.
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro hands-on photos reveal large camera modules and design differences
Xiaomi will officially present the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro this Thursday, having only announced plans to do so earlier today. However, photos have already leaked online showing the pair side by side, revealing what to expect from Xiaomi’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-based flagships in the process.
Xiaomi teases features and MIUI 14 launch software for Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro while outlining release date
Xiaomi has started teasing the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, a pair of flagships that the company had already confirmed would rely on the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Not only has Xiaomi revealed the Xiaomi 13 series’ launch date, but it has also detailed their launch software and a few hardware features.
Huawei Watch Buds: Hands-on video highlights hinged design ahead of early December release
A hands-on video showing the Huawei Watch Buds has surfaced online. Seemingly a retail unit, another leak has outlined the smartwatch’s release date, which may coincide with several other Huawei products.
Xiaomi Redmi K60E revealed as reworked Redmi K50S and Xiaomi 12T sibling
More details about the Redmi K60E have emerged ahead of the Redmi K60 series’ introduction in China. The Redmi K60E is rumoured to be the Redmi K50S by another name, itself a Chinese version of the Xiaomi 12T, albeit with an improved MediaTek Dimensity chipset.
Neptune HX99G: New MINISFORUM mini-PC previewed with Ryzen 9 6900HX and Radeon RX 6600M combination
MINISFORUM has showcased the Neptune HX99G in Japan ahead of the mini-PC’s release later this year. Equipped with one of AMD’s most powerful laptop APUs, the Neptune HX99G will also be available with the Radeon RX 6600M and plenty of ports.
Xiaomi Redmi K60, Redmi K60 Pro and Redmi K60E detailed with various MediaTek and Snapdragon chipsets and 120 W charging for top model
According to a new report, Xiaomi has decided to kick off the Redmi K60 series with three models, including the mysterious Redmi K60E. Bizarrely, the regular Redmi K60 is rumoured to launch with a more powerful and newer chipset than the Redmi K60 Pro. Meanwhile, the Redmi K60 trio have also stopped by the 3C in China.
RedMagic 8 Pro details emerge with 165 W fast charging and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in tow
Initial RedMagic 8 Pro certifications point towards the flagship offering even more outlandish charging capabilities than the current RedMagic 7 Pro or RedMagic 7S Pro. To be available with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the RedMagic 8 Pro should arrive later this year in China before a global release in early 2023.
Zotac announces new ZBOX mini-PCs with Intel Alder Lake-P processors
Zotac has updated its ZBOX C series of mini-PCs to Intel’s latest set of mobile processors. Offered with 28 W Intel Alder Lake parts, the ZBOX CI627 nano, ZBOX CI647 nano and ZBOX CI667 nano all contain numerous ports but also some odd carryovers from older ZBOX C machines.
GMKtec presents NucBox 9 mini-PC with AMD Ryzen 5 5600U and 16 GB RAM
GMKtec has started selling another mini-PC following last month’s launch of the NucBox 8. This time, the company has released the NucBox 9, a significantly more powerful option than the NucBox 8 on account of its AMD Ryzen 5 5600U APU.
Nothing Phone (1) updated with improved experimental AirPods support
Nothing has released Nothing OS 1.1.7 for the Phone (1). Not only does the new OS update contain bug fixes and improvements, but it also brings improved AirPods support for Nothing’s first smartphone.
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro return excellent Geekbench 5 scores thanks to Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro are right around the corner, with both smartphones set to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Early Geekbench 5 scores suggest that this chipset change alone will yield massive performance improvements compared to the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro, which utilised the much-maligned Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Samsung releases FIFA World Cup 2022-themed update for Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Samsung has released new updates for the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, its latest pair of smartwatches. Rolling out as AVK7, the update contains a FIFA World Cup 2022-themed watch face with various customisation options, among other changes.
Huawei Watch Buds: Retail packaging leaks for smartwatch with removable earbuds
It seems that Huawei is planning to release another unique take on the smartwatch, having recently introduced the Watch GT Cyber. While the company has not confirmed anything yet, retail packing of the Huawei Watch Buds has leaked, in which the smartwatch’s hinged display and removable earbuds can clearly be seen.
Philips 27B1U7903: High-end professional monitor launches with Mini LED local dimming zones and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
The Philips 27B1U7903 is the company’s latest premium monitor aimed at professionals. Equipped with a 27-inch panel that outputs at 4K, the Philips 27B1U7903 also relies on Mini LED backlights to deliver up to 1,400 cd/m² when displaying HDR content. The Philips 27B1U7903 has a built-in USB hub and Gigabit Ethernet, among other features.
Banana Pi BPI-M6 previewed with M.2 Key E expansion and powerful NPU
Banana Pi has another single-board computer on the boil, with the company having now showcased the BPI-M6. Pricing and availability have not been confirmed yet, but Banana Pi has outlined all key specifications, including that the SBC will be available with four ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores and 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5: Amazon reduces regular and Pro models in multiple colours
The Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro may only be a few months old, but Samsung and Amazon have sought to include all Galaxy Watch5 series models in their Black Friday promotions. Now starting at US$229 for the cheapest Galaxy Watch5 during Black Friday, the Galaxy Watch5 series tops out at US$429.99 for the LTE version of the Galaxy Watch5 Pro.
Radxa E25: Upgradeable networking device arrives for US$59 with 2.5 Gbit Ethernet and optional WiFi 6 connectivity
The Radxa E25 is a mini-PC designed as a headless server or a router. Equipped with up to 8 GB of RAM, the machine comes with a pair of 2.5 Gbit Ethernet connections, supports numerous connectivity options and runs various Linux server images.
LG UltraGear 45GR95QE pricing and release date confirmed for new curved OLED gaming monitor
LG has finally outlined pricing for the UltraGear 45GR95QE, the company’s upcoming 45-inch and 800R curved gaming monitor. Sporting an AGLR OLED panel that operates at up to 240 Hz, the UltraGear 45GR95QE will be orderable from next month but will not begin shipping before Christmas.
Multiple AMD Ryzen 4000G, Ryzen 5000X and Ryzen 7000X processors receive significant reductions during Amazon Black Friday sales
Amazon is offering substantial savings across AMD’s desktop product stack. From the Ryzen 5 4600G to the Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 5000X models in between, the deals provide a more cost-effective way of upgrading an existing Socket AM4 build or adopting AMD’s latest Socket AM5 platform.
MSI Project 491C: World’s first ‘Super Ultra-Wide’ QD OLED and 240 Hz gaming monitor teased ahead of CES 2023 introduction
MSI has unveiled a new QD OLED monitor before a full CES 2023 showcased. Dubbed ‘Project 491C’ and reliant on a Samsung Display panel, the device is the first ‘super ultra-wide’ curved gaming monitor.
Apple clarifies lack of high-definition Bluetooth codec support for AirPods Max and AirPods Pro 2
While the AirPods Max and AirPods Pro 2 have been heralded as offering excellent audio quality for their class, neither support high-definition Bluetooth audio codecs. Instead, both peak at 256 kbps over AAC, or SBC if you are not using an Apple product. Finally, an Apple engineer has commented on why the company has elected against supporting LDAC, aptX or equivalents.
Honor Earbuds 3i: New TWS earbuds arrive with ANC and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity
Honor has introduced the Earbuds 3i, a new pair of TWS earbuds that support ANC and Bluetooth 5.2. Equipped with 10 mm drivers, the Honor Earbuds 3i also features touch controls and offers up to 10 hours of battery life.
Samsung Galaxy A34 renders and dimensions leak online
High-resolution renders of the Samsung Galaxy A34 have surfaced, courtesy of @OnLeaks & Giznext. Arriving months ahead of the device’s presumed release window, the Galaxy A34 sports a few changes from the Galaxy A33 5G, including fewer rear-facing cameras.
DJI Mavic 3M unveiled with multispectral sensors and five cameras
DJI has introduced yet another Mavic 3 series drone. The Mavic 3M is the antithesis of the Mavic 3 Classic, with DJI adding more cameras this time around. DJI has equipped the Mavic 3M with multispectral sensors for measuring the land beneath it mid-flight, among other uses.
DJI Mini 3: FCC sighting and hands-on photo surface for DJI Mini 2 successor
DJI may have released the Mini 3 Pro earlier this year, but the company is not done with the Mini 3 series yet. Based on a series of leaks, DJI is preparing to release the regular Mini 3, a replacement for the Mini 2 and what should be a cheaper alternative to the Mini 3 Pro.
GKD Mini Plus Classic: Launch price confirmed for compact gaming handheld
GKD is close to launching the Mini Plus Classic outside China, having revealed the gaming handheld in September. The GKD Mini Plus Classic features a 3.5-inch display, a Rockchip RK3566 chipset and 1 GB of RAM, plus a 3,000 mAh battery.
Unihertz starts selling compact Jelly 2E smartphone for US$159.99 in multiple markets
The Unihertz Jelly 2E is now available to order, a few weeks after the company introduced the pocket smartphone. Equipped with a 3-inch display and a MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, the Unihertz Jelly 2E is a cheaper alternative to the regular Jelly 2.
Sony WF-1000XM4: Substantial savings to be had for premium earbuds in both colours during Black Friday promotions
The Sony WF-1000XM4 launched for US$279.99, but the premium earbuds can be picked up for as little as US$178 during this year’s Black Friday deals. Available at a discounted price in either colour, the WF-1000XM4 supports the high-resolution LDAC codec and lasts up to 8 hours between charges, among other features.
RingConn: Oura Ring 3 competitor lands on Indiegogo for US$149
RingConn has started selling its eponymous Smart Ring on crowdfunding website Indiegogo. Available from US$149, RingConn boasts that its Smart Ring outperforms the Oura Ring 3 in every aspect.
OnePlus 10T: Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 flagship receives price cuts across all SKUs
Amazon and OnePlus have reduced the OnePlus 10T during Black Friday. Available for as little as US$575 on Amazon, the OnePlus 10T features the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, a 120 Hz display and supports 150 W fast charging, among other features.
Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition introduced with unique and limited design
Xiaomi has presented a new version of the Xiaomi 12T Pro, roughly 6 weeks after releasing the standard Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro. Produced in collaboration with Daniel Arsham, the Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition features a special design and will be sold in limited numbers.
Xiaomi 13: Lu Weibing teases new flagship series release later this month
Xiaomi may offer a glimpse of its next-generation flagships sooner than expected. While there had been rumours of a December release for the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, Lu Weibing, Xiaomi Group China President and Redmi General Manager, has hinted at a November release instead.
Motorola Edge 40 Pro: Specifications detailed for Moto X40 global model
A well-known leaker has shared several specifications for the Edge 40 Pro, the Motorola X40’s global sibling. With the Motorola Edge 40 Pro retaining the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 of the Motorola X40, the former should also provide a 4,610 mAh battery and 125 W fast charging, among other features.
Huawei MatePad SE: Budget tablet arrives in Europe for €149.99
Huawei has brought the MatePad SE to Europe, where it has arrived for under €150. Equipped with a 10.4-inch display that outputs at 1200p, the MatePad SE also ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset and HarmonyOS 3, among other features.
Huawei Watch D receives new features with latest HarmonyOS 2.1 update
Huawei has released HarmonyOS 220.127.116.118 for the Watch D, its first smartwatch that can measure blood pressure levels. Rolling out now, the new update adds a few quality-of-life improvements for the Huawei Watch D, including the option of replying to notifications from third-party messaging apps.
Diesel Griffed Gen 6: Fossil Group releases another Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus smartwatch with Wear OS 3
The Fossil Group has released a new Diesel-branded smartwatch. Sold as the Diesel Gen 6 Griffed, the device utilises Qualcomm’s older Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus platform but ships with Wear OS 3, Google’s latest smartwatch OS.
AirPods Pro 2: Apple’s latest TWS earbuds offer significantly lower Bluetooth latency than their predecessors
Apple markets the latest AirPods Pro as delivering improved sound quality, long battery life and superior noise cancellation than the AirPods Pro 1. However, new independent tests have determined that Apple has made strides in reducing Bluetooth latency between generations, which should make the AirPods Pro 2 better suited for gaming than previous AirPods.
Google Pixel Buds Pro receives 25% discount in all four colours
Google has shaved a quarter off the MSRP of the Pixel Buds Pro as part of its Black Friday promotions. Now available for US$149.99 in all colours, the Pixel Buds Pro supports ANC, Bluetooth multipoint and a 5-band EQ, among other features.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 receives US$50 and 20% discount two months after release
The Apple AirPods Pro 2 is available at a US$50 discount during Black Friday promotions. Only available in one colour, the AirPods Pro 2 are still full price when ordered from Apple directly.
Motorola ‘Penang5G’ leaks ahead of 2023 North American release
According to reports, Motorola has developed a new budget Android smartphone for release in North America. Due sometime next year, ‘Penang5G’ will be joined by ‘Penang4G’ and ‘Penang+’ too.
One UI 5: Samsung wants to finish Android 13 update rollout next month, two months ahead of schedule
According to Samsung’s official update schedule, many devices will remain on Android 12 until early 2023. However, a company VP has now outlined plans to change things up and finish before the end of the year.
OnePlus Ace 2 specifications leak online with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and 100 W fast charging
A renowned leaker has shared specifications for the OnePlus Ace 2, a smartphone that is likely to launch in various markets under different names. Surprisingly, the OnePlus Ace 2 will be available with a flagship chipset, as well as a high-resolution display.
Honor Magic Vs: New flagship foldable lands in China as company reveals global launch window
Honor has launched the Magic Vs in China, a smartphone that the company claims ‘pushes industry benchmarks’ in not only design and performance, but also in user experience and display quality. Available from today in China for CNY 7,499 (~US$1,050), Honor has teased when the Magic Vs will be coming to markets, too.
Anbernic RG505: OLED gaming handheld launches for US$147.99 with Android 12
Anbernic has started selling another gaming handheld. Arriving as the RG505, the device relies on the Unisoc Tiger T618, 4 GB of RAM and an OLED display that measures 4.95-inches across.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 FE: Rumours surface for new cheaper Galaxy Tab S8 series option
According to new reports, Samsung is preparing to release a new 'Fan Edition' tablet. Billed as being part of the Galaxy Tab S8 series, the tablet utilises a weaker processor than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, as well as a cheaper display, among other changes.
Huawei Watch FIT 2 receives new features with major software update
Huawei has started distributing a new update to the Watch FIT 2, one of the company’s many smartwatches. Rolling out as HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168, the update brings several new features to the Watch FIT 2, such as a Running Ability Index metric and the expansion of the device’s alarm functionality.
Google Pixel Watch receives new sleep features with latest software update
Google has brought a feature from Fitbit to the Pixel Watch. Available globally, Sleep Profiles is aimed at detecting changes in sleep patterns. The new feature is tied to a Fitbit Premium membership though, which costs US$9.99 per month or US$79.99 annually.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II: Premium earbuds to land Qualcomm aptX Lossless support
Bose has outlined plans to upgrade its QuietComfort Earbuds II. Already billed as offering the world's best ANC, the QuietComfort Earbuds II will soon be capable of aptX Lossless, one of two new Qualcomm sound platforms.
Xiaomi 13: Leaker describes new 50 MP camera sensor with OIS and 120 W fast charging for upcoming flagship
Xiaomi is expected to announce the Xiaomi 13 series in a few weeks, albeit only in China. In the meantime, Digital Chat Station has described several features of the Xiaomi 13, which will arrive with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
Xiaomi Redmi K60 concept renders showcase design of global POCO F5 model
Concept renders of the Redmi K60 have provided a look at what could be to come from one of Xiaomi's next flagship Redmi smartphones. Anticipated for an early 2023 release, the Redmi K60 should launch globally as the POCO F5, as the Redmi K50 did with the POCO F4.
ONEXPLAYER mini: New model announced with Intel Pentium Gold 8505, 7-inch display and 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM for US$599
One-netbook has started selling an Intel Pentium Gold 8505-powered version of the ONEXPLAYER mini. Sold with a 1200p display and in two colours, the ONEXPLAYER mini also has 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 512 GB of storage and a 48 Wh battery, among other features.
ONEXPLAYER 2: One-netbook teases new gaming handheld with Nintendo Switch-style detachable controllers
One-netbook has shared details about the ONEXPLAYER 2, a gaming handheld that takes the form factor of the original ONEXPLAYER and crosses it with a Nintendo Switch. To be available with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and an equivalent Intel Alder Lake processor, the ONEXPLAYER 2 will also contain a larger battery than many ultrabooks.
LG UltraGear 27GR95QE-B: 27-inch OLED gaming monitor announced with 2.5K resolution and 240 Hz refresh rate for US$999
LG has unveiled the 27GR95QE-B, another edition in the UltraGear series. Equipped with a 27-inch OLED panel, the UltraGear 27GR95QE-B combines a 2.5K resolution with a 240 Hz refresh rate, as well as AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, among other features.
YOGA Paper: Lenovo confirms new details about E Ink tablet ahead of release
Lenovo has previewed the YOGA Paper again on social media. In a series of pictures posted to Weibo, Lenovo has confirmed the device's design, several features and a few accessories.
Huawei Vision Glass: New Micro OLED smart glasses can create up to a 120-inch virtual display
Huawei has introduced a new pair of smart glasses in China. Sold as the Vision Glass, the smart glasses can reproduce giant and colour-accurate virtual displays thanks to Micro OLED displays.
MIUI 14 teased as the most efficient Android-based OS before release
According to a Xiaomi executive responsible for the company's smartphone software, MIUI 14 will launch as a considerably more streamlined and less bloated OS than its predecessor. Not only has the executive teased that MIUI 14 will run more smoothly than MIUI 13, but they have also finally revealed MIUI 14's logo too.
Bigme Galy: 8-inch eReader launches with colour display and Google Play Store access
The Bigme Galy has reached Kickstarter, where it sells for US$540. Offered with an 8-inch colour E Ink display, the Bigme Galy also runs Android 11 and supports active pen input, among other features.
Vivo X90: Specifications surface on TENAA with MediaTek Dimensity 9200, 120 W fast charging and 50 MP triple camera
The launch of the Vivo X90 series is right around the corner, with Vivo set to present its next flagship smartphones on November 22. In the meantime, the Vivo X90 has emerged on TENAA, revealing several specifications about the handset in the process.
NVIDIA releases fix for blank screen issues when booting GeForce RTX 4080 and GeForce RTX 4090
NVIDIA has issued a firmware update to resolve a problem with the new GeForce RTX 4080 and GeForce RTX 4090. Rolling out via the Firmware Update Tool v1.2, the change needed could not be applied with a driver update.
OnePlus, Vivo, Xiaomi and others start confirming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 usage in upcoming flagship smartphones
With Qualcomm having now announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, numerous smartphone manufacturers have now committed to using the new flagship chipset, as well as the smartphone series in which it will feature. From the OnePlus 11 to the Xiaomi 13 and many others in between, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 should be available in some markets before Christmas.
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max get a revised always-on display with iOS 16.2
Apple received plenty of criticism for how it integrated always-on display functionality for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. While the mode was almost indistinguishable from iOS 16's active lock screen, it seems that this could change with iOS 16.2, a preview of which Apple already offers in Beta 3.
AOC launches two new AGON 5 gaming monitors with 240 Hz refresh rates and 2.5K resolutions
AOC has introduced the AGON AG275QZ/EU and AGON AG275QZN/EU, two new gaming monitors that fall under the company’s AGON 5 series. Available later this month, the pair combine 240 Hz native refresh rates with 2.5K resolutions and low response times, among other features.
OnePlus updates six smartphones to OxygenOS 13, including OnePlus 8 series
OnePlus has continued its Android 13 and OxygenOS 13 rollout at impressive speed. Having already updated last year’s OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, it has now rolled out OxygenOS 13 to another six smartphones. From today, the Android 13-based update should be available on the OnePlus 8 series, plus the OnePlus 9T, OnePlus 9RT and the OnePlus 10R.
Lenovo Tab Extreme leaks with MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Android 13 and a 3K display
Lenovo is preparing to bring a high-end and MediaTek-powered Android tablet to market. While the company has not commented on the device yet, a recent Google Play Console listing reveals that the device will arrive as the Lenovo Tab Extreme with a high-resolution display.
Apple TV 4K: New 128 GB model cannot access more than 64 GB of storage on tvOS 16
Apple finally brought 128 GB of storage to the Apple TV 4K with the 2022 model. While the most expensive Apple TV 4K also supports Ethernet and Thread networking, tvOS 16 currently prevents it from accessing more than 64 GB of storage. The current tvOS 16.2 beta does not address this bug, either.
TinyTV 2 and TinyTV Mini arrive with ridiculous proportions
TinyCircuits has introduced the TinyTV 2 and TinyTV Mini, successors to the three-year-old TinyTV. Available for US$49 via Kickstarter, the pair should start shipping in March 2023 in a choice of two colours each.
AMD finally compares Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 and shares new gaming benchmarks
AMD may have announced the Radeon RX 7900 series a few weeks ago, but it has taken the company until now to reveal how its latest offerings compare against the RTX 4080, NVIDIA's latest Ada Lovelace architecture card. Unsurprisingly, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX offers better value for money than the RTX 4080 while also usurping the performance of the Radeon RX 6950 XT.
Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro, Galaxy M32 5G and Galaxy M52 5G receive One UI 5 ahead of schedule
Samsung continues to upgrade its product stack to One UI 5 at breakneck speed. Not only has the company brought the Android 13-based update to the Galaxy Tab S8 series this week, but it has also delivered it to devices that were not scheduled to receive One UI 5 until December. Regardless, the Galaxy XCover6 Pro, Galaxy M32 5G and Galaxy M52 5G are now eligible for the update in several European countries.
Google brings more Fitbit features to Pixel Watch app
Google has released new features to the Pixel Watch app as part of its November 2022 update. Not only has Google included several bug fixes, but the company has also integrated greater Fitbit functionality, which still remains lacking compared to Fitbit's flagship smartwatches.
Higole Gole1 R: Mini-PC arrives on Kickstarter with a built-in display and HDMI 2.1 connectivity
Higole has brought another unusual mini-PC to market. This time, the company has introduced the Gole1 R, a Rockchip RK3588-based device that has a 5.5-inch built-in display for running Android 12, Linux or Ubuntu.
Morefine M600: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and DDR5 RAM mini-PC launches with multiple configuration options
Morefine is now offering the M600, a mini-PC powered by the AMD Zen 3+ architecture. Starting at US$438 as a barebones system, the Morefine M600 is available with a choice of Ryzen 6000 APUs and up to 64 GB of RAM with 1 TB of storage.
Orange Pi 5 lands for US$60 with Rockchip RK3588S and 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM
Pre-orders have opened for Orange Pi 5, the company's latest single-board computer. Equipped with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, the Orange Pi 5 also features the Rockchip RK3588S chipset. At launch, the Orange Pi 5 supports OrangePi OS, Android 12 and Debian 11.
Redmi Note 12: Leaker tips earlier than expected global launch for Xiaomi’s new mid-range monsters
According to reports, Xiaomi is looking to release the Redmi Note 12 series outside China a couple of months earlier than anticipated. While it took Xiaomi until Q1 2022 to release the Redmi Note 11 series globally, the likes of the Redmi Note 12 and Redmi Note 12 Pro could debut in Asia and Europe as soon as December.
DIZO Watch R Talk Go: New smartwatch launches for US$59.99 in three colours
DIZO may have the Watch D Plus in the pipeline, but the company has also just started selling the Watch R Talk Go. Available globally, the Watch R Talk Go ships in three colours, each with matching watch bands. The DIZO Watch R Talk Go should offer long battery life too, among other features.
Samsung starts upgrading Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra to Android 13 with One UI 5 updates
Samsung has started distributing the first major update for the Galaxy Tab S8 series. Rolling out now to the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, the updates pack many new features, including DeX improvements and greater colour customisation options.
Teclast M40 Plus: New Android tablet arrives with 10.1-inch and 1200p display for under US$140
Teclast has introduced the M40 Plus, a 10.1-inch tablet with a 1200p display and a Mediatek Kompanio 500 MT8183 chipset. Offered in a Sea Blue colourway, the Teclast M40 Plus comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage for less than US$140.
Xiaomi POCO X5 5G surfaces at regulatory bodies ahead of global release
Xiaomi is moving closer to releasing the POCO X5, a handset that the FCC has revealed will launch with MIUI 14, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 5G modem. Reputedly set to arrive with a 120 Hz display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, the POCO X5 will receive dedicated Chinese, global and Indian releases.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9: Latest model marks major repairability improvements for 2-in-1 series
Microsoft continues to improve the repairability of the Surface Pro series. While the Surface Pro 7 was one of the least repairable devices when it arrived two years ago, the Surface Pro 9 makes improvements in all areas. Microsoft plans to offer spare parts and repair guides for its latest Surface Pro within the next few months too.
Pixel 7a: Google code confirms numerous upgrades for company's next mid-range smartphone
It seems that Google is preparing to bring major upgrades to its Pixel a series with next year's Pixel 7a. Not only will Google finally move on from the 12 MP sensor used by the Pixel 3 to the Pixel 6a, but it will also bring wireless charging and 90 Hz displays to its mid-range offering.
Pimax Portal: Gaming handheld, VR headset and AMD Ryzen 7 6800U mini-PC extraordinaire revealed
Pimax has revealed the Portal, a gaming handheld based on Android. Not only can the Pimax Portal be used as a compact gaming device, but it is capable of integrating with a VR headset, an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-powered mini-PC or a gaming PC for a wireless VR experience.
Hardkernel ODROID-N2L: Amlogic S922X-based SBC launches for US$59 with active cooling
Hardkernel is now offering a new single-board computer (SBC) powered by the Amlogic S922X chipset and up to 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Sold as the ODROID-N2L, the SBC is actively cooled, supports eMMC flash storage and has a 40-pin GPIO header, among other features.
Chuwi CoreBox: Refreshed mini-PC arrives with Intel Alder Lake processor, LPDDR5 RAM and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
Chuwi has launched a new version of the CoreBox, now described as CoreBox 4th. Not only has Chuwi upgraded the mini-PC to Intel's Alder Lake architecture, but it has also introduced LPDDR5 RAM for the CoreBox, as well as support for external graphics card enclosures thanks to Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
Razer Wolverine V2 Pro: New controller launches with PlayStation 5 compatibility to rival Sony DualSense Edge
Razer has introduced the Wolverine V2 Pro, a controller that supports the PlayStation 5 and PCs. Equipped with numerous features for competitive gamers, the Wolverine V2 Pro will ship sooner than Sony's DualSense Edge wireless controller, which will not be available until late January 2023.
Apple fixes AirPods Pro 2 issue with Google Pixel smartphones and adds new Beats Studio Buds feature as part of wider audio product updates
Apple has released numerous firmware updates for its various AirPods and Beats earbuds. As well as updating headphones too, Apple has issued a new update for the AirTags, which have now reached firmware version 2.0.24.
Realme 10 5G presented with a sharp design as second member in Realme 10 series
Realme has unveiled the Realme 10 5G, a smartphone that arrives a few days after the Realme 10 4G. Already orderable in China, the Realme 10 5G has a Dimensity 700 chipset, 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage. The Realme 10 5G has a 50 MP primary and a 5,000 mAh battery too, among other features.
Samsung causes new problems for Galaxy Watch4 series smartwatches with latest software update designed to fix critical issue
Samsung has released a new update for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic to fix a major issue that it introduced with last month's software update for the pair. Rolling out as GVK4, the new update includes a 'power operation-related stabilisation code' to prevent units from bricking when they power off. Unfortunately, it seems that the new update causes other issues for the Galaxy Watch4 generation.
Samsung issues stable One UI 5 updates for Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4
Samsung continues to bring its smartphones onto One UI 5 at speed. No sooner has the company started upgrading the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series than it has commenced rollouts for five other Galaxy smartphones. Next up for One UI 5 is the Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4.
OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro receive stable OxygenOS 13 builds based on Android 13 in Europe, India and North America
OnePlus has started distributing stable Android 13-based builds globally for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Rolling out as Oxygen OS 13.0, the updates are available for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro handsets sold in Europe, India and North America.
Apple Mac mini: YouTuber repurposes Apple M1 mini-PC for Nintendo Wii-based project
The design of the Mac mini has remained largely unchanged since 2010, despite Apple moving the mini-PC from Intel to ARM-based chipsets. While others have miniaturised the Apple M1-based Mac mini, Luke Miani has modified the mini-PC to recreate a Nintendo Wii capable of gaming in 4K.
AMD Raise The Game: New bundle starts with up to two free games when purchasing Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards
AMD has announced a new ‘Raise the Game’ bundle for new Radeon RX 6000 graphics card purchases. Billed as offering two games for free, AMD has included numerous participating retailers, which should allow people to get the best price on the likes of the Radeon RX 6600 and RX 6800 while still being eligible to claim the free game bundle.
DIZO Watch D Plus previewed with an even larger display than original DIZO Watch D
DIZO has all but launched the Watch D Plus, a larger version of the Watch D. While the Watch D has a 1.8-inch display, the Watch D Plus promises to house a 1.85-inch panel on your wrist. Available from next week in India, DIZO has confirmed not only the price of its upcoming smartwatch but also its various features and colours.
Honor Magic Vs: Next-generation foldable launch date confirmed following emergence of leaked design and specifications
Honor has begun teasing the Magic Vs, its next-generation foldable smartphone. Launching later this month and after Qualcomm's annual summit, the Magic Vs has an incredibly thin design and is rumoured to be packing a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Nokia Streaming Box 8010: Upgraded streaming box launches with a new ARM chipset and more memory
StreamView has released the Nokia Streaming Box 8010, building on the older Streaming Box 8000. While the pair have similar model numbers, the Streaming Box 8010 contains significantly more memory and an upgraded ARM chipset to power Android TV 11.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti: Packaging, specifications and release dates leak for re-branded RTX 4080 12 GB
It seems that NVIDIA is on course to relaunch the RTX 4080 12 GB. Now called the RTX 4070 Ti, the graphics card retains the same product board and SKU as the RTX 4080 12 GB but with a reduced launch price. Not only has RTX 4070 Ti packaging leaked, but also several dates concerning the card’s announcement and release.
Leica Leitz Phone 2: Re-bodied Sharp Aquos R7 previewed globally ahead of Japan-only launch
Leica has introduced the Leitz Phone 2, a flagship smartphone that it will only sell in Japan. Announced globally, the Leitz Phone 2 borrows heavily from the Sharp Aquos R7 while staying true to its predecessor.
Leaker reveals specifications for possible Realme GT Neo 4 or OnePlus Ace 2
According to Digital Chat Station, BBK Electronics’ subsidiaries have a Redmi K60 series competitor on the horizon. Thought to be the Realme GT Neo 4 or the OnePlus Ace 2, the handset is believed to offer the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, as well as other high-end components.
Xiaomi Redmi 11A: Design and specifications leak for upcoming budget smartphone
TENAA has certified the Redmi 11A, an upcoming entry-level smartphone presumed to be the successor of the current Redmi 10A. Equipped with two rear-facing cameras, the Xiaomi Redmi 11A also features biometric authentication and a 6.7-inch display on its other side.
Polar Ignite 3: Revamped smartwatch launches in multiple colours for US$329.95
Polar has announced the Ignite 3, a successor to the Ignite 2 that improves upon the outgoing smartwatch in many areas. Not only does the Ignite 3 have a more modern design, but Polar has also included an AMOLED display and a larger battery, among other changes.
OnePlus Nord CE 3: Leaked specifications point to 120 Hz display, 5,000 mAh battery and 108 MP camera
According to new reports, OnePlus has finalised specifications for the Nord CE 3. Supposedly equipped with the Snapdragon 695 5G, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 is tipped to arrive with a 120 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 67 W fast charging, among other features.
Galaxy Z Flip4 Maison Margiela Edition: Samsung reveals limited edition foldable smartphone with custom design, new accessories and a 'new UX design'
Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Z Flip4 Maison Margiela Edition, a limited edition smartphone created in collaboration with fashion house Maison Margiela. Built with a new design, a revised UX and one-off accessories, the Maison Margiela Edition will be available from the start of December in a few countries.
Realme 10: MediaTek Helio G99-powered smartphone arrives with 50 MP camera and Super AMOLED display for US$230
Realme has revealed the Realme 10, a 4G smartphone that combines the MediaTek Helio G99 with a 90 Hz display. Available with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, the Realme 10 also has a 50 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 33 W fast charging.
Apple iPhone V: Functional foldable iPhone presented in clamshell form factor
A modder has repurposed an iPhone to create the iPhone V, a foldable iPhone that borrows from the Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr series. Created years before Apple is rumoured to dip its toes into foldable display technology, the iPhone V sticks with the clamshell form factor pushed by the likes of Motorola and Samsung.
Realme 10 Pro Plus teased as having extremely thin display bezels ahead of November 17 launch
Realme has outlined a few details about one of the members in its forthcoming Realme 10 series. While the Realme 10 Pro Plus resembles contemporary flagship smartphones, the handset is expected to disrupt the mid-range market instead.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic received botched update that bricks some smartwatches
Samsung has acknowledged that the latest update for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic can cause some units to stop working entirely. Although the company has not necessarily resolved the software issue, it claims to have halted the update rollout and is taking steps to remedy affected smartwatches.
LG Display reveals world's first Stretchable display with micro-LEDs
LG Display has presented the Stretchable display, which it claims offers 20% stretchability and a 100 PPI. Currently a prototype, LG Display hints that the display technology could be used in fashion, gaming, wearables and vehicles.
Garmin Instinct Crossover: New hybrid smartwatch launches in three variants from US$499.99
Garmin has unveiled the Instinct Crossover, a new hybrid smartwatch series that comes in Solar and Tactical variants. Available from US$499.99, Instinct Crossover Solar models boast 'Infinite Battery Life', according to Garmin.
iFixit starts stocking Pixel 6a spare parts as collaboration with Google deepen
iFixit has started selling spare parts for the Google Pixel 6a. From replacement battery and display adhesives to camera modules and a new display, it is now possible to repair the Pixel 6a yourself with genuine Google parts.
Google sends out November 2022 update for Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and earlier Pixel smartphones
Google has started distributing a new update to all Pixel smartphones from the Pixel 4a series onwards. While Google has released the November 2022 update to all eligible Pixel smartphones, this month's update pays particular attention to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, with several device-specific bug fixes related to display power consumption and thermal performance, among other changes.
Retroid Pocket 3+ launches with performance upgrades in multiple colours
Retroid has introduced a new version of the Pocket 3. Sold as the Pocket 3+, the gaming handheld has a 4.7-inch display, a Unisoc T618 chipset and 4 GB of RAM but only features the outdated Android 11.
Vivo X90 Pro Plus: Hands-on images reveal design, Zeiss optics and 'Xtreme Imagination' rear cameras
Hands-on photos of Vivo's next flagship smartphone have emerged online. Sporting four rear-facing cameras, the X90 Pro is expected to launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and 'Xtreme Imagination' cameras, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi K60: Entry-level model passes through 3C as camera details leak
New details about the Redmi K60 series have leaked online. Not only has Xiaomi certified the Redmi K60 with the 3C in China, but Digital Chat Station has also outlined more camera specifications.
MediaTek Dimensity 9200: New flagship chipset debuts with ARM Cortex-X3 CPU and Immortalis-G715 GPU cores built around TSMC N4P node
MediaTek has unveiled the Dimensity 9200, its latest flagship chipset and the first with ARM's Cortex-X3 GPU. Based on the TSMC N4P node, the Dimensity 9200 promises to deliver better performance than the Dimensity 9000 with significantly reduced power consumption, among other advantages.
LILYGO T7 S3 ESP32-S3: New ESP32-based arrives with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LiPo battery support within a tiny profile
LILYGO has introduced the T7 S3 ESP32-S3, a developer board that supports Arduino IDE, MicroPython and PlatformIO. Equipped with the ESP32-S3-WROOM-1-N16R8, the LILYGO T7 S3 ESP32-S3 also has a USB Type-C port and supports LiPo connectivity, among other things.
T8 Pro: New mini-PC launches with Intel Celeron N5095 processor, triple monitor support and two Gigabit Ethernet connections
The T8 Pro is a low-powered and inexpensive mini-PC powered by Intel Jasper Lake hardware. Also equipped with two Ethernet ports, the T8 Pro is available with 8 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage.
Anbernic RG353M: New gaming handheld arrives with Android and Linux dual boot support
Anbernic has introduced the RG353M, a gaming handheld that builds on the company's other 'RG353' devices. Built around a landscape display, the RG353M has a Rockchip RK3566 SoC, 2 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and an HDMI port, among other features.
Honor confirms next date of 'flagship product' launch event as Magic5, Magic5 Pro and Magic5 Prestige Edition specification sheet leaks
Specifications for three upcoming Magic5 series smartphones have leaked online. Billed as the Magic5, Magic5 Pro and Magic5 Prestige Edition, the trio should all rely on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Honor has hinted at the launch date of the Magic5 series too, with new flagships due on November 23.
One UI 5: Samsung commences Android 13 upgrades for Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series
Samsung has now started issuing One UI 5 to many of its older flagship smartphones. From today, the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series are eligible for the Android 13-based upgrade in some markets, except for the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S21 FE.
Oppo Find N2: December 2022 launch on the cards before Reno9 series as leaked screenshots reveal specifications
According to new reports, Oppo has set a release window for its next foldable smartphone. Dubbed the Find N2, the foldable should arrive ahead of the Reno9 series, which is also rumoured to launch before the end of this year. Apparent specifications for the Oppo Find N2 have leaked online, too.
Realme 10 Ultra: Leaker alleges Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and 200 MP primary camera for upcoming smartphone as Realme confirms series launch date
Realme has revealed the launch date of the Realme 10 series. Meanwhile, leaker @UniverseIce has outlined specifications for the Realme 10 Ultra, an apparent premier device in the Realme 10 series that is rumoured to feature Qualcomm's next flagship smartphone SoC.
Xiaomi 13 Pro: Leaked design reveals similarities with Xiaomi 12 Pro and a sprinkling of the Mi 11 Ultra
The design of the Xiaomi 13 Pro is now all but confirmed, thanks to the ever-reliable OnLeaks. While the Xiaomi 13 Pro resembles the current Xiaomi 12 Pro from the front, its back panel looks more like the Mi 11 Ultra than its predecessor.
Xiaomi 13: High-quality renders emerge online from reliable leaker
OnLeaks has showcased renders of the Xiaomi 13, a flagship smartphone that is expected to land later this year. Setting itself apart from the Xiaomi 12, the Xiaomi 13 has a flat display, a revised camera housing and a frame that leans heavily into the design language of recent iPhones and the Nothing Phone (1).
GPD Win 4: Company confirms launch window as crowdfunding campaign listing arrives
GPD has outlined when it will start selling the Win 4, its latest compact gaming handheld. Equipped with a 6-inch display and AMD's powerful Ryzen 7 6800U APU, the GPD Win 4 will also be available with up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 2 TB of PCIe 4.0 storage.
Oppo Find X6 Pro specifications leak online
Specifications for the upcoming Find X6 Pro have surfaced online. Revealed by a reliable leaker, the specifications suggest that Oppo will deck out its premier flagship smartphone with an enticing combination of hardware, including 100 W wired charging and the Sony IMX989, a 1-inch camera sensor also found in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
EdgeBox RPi 200: Seeed Studio introduces rugged Industrial Edge Controller for Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4
The EdgeBox RPi 200 is an Industrial Edge Controller available in four configurations. Based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, the EdgeBox RPi 200 has plenty of I/O, several Industrial Protocols and plenty of connectivity options.
Samsung pokes fun at Apple's lack of smartphone innovation and reveals expectations for a foldable iPhone
Samsung has taken to YouTube to issue another barb towards Apple, its perennial rival. While claiming that it has embraced 'folding phones and epic cameras', it acknowledges that Apple will join the foldable party within the next two years.
Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra to launch without Exynos variant as Qualcomm teases 'next level' announcement
It appears that Qualcomm has confirmed the death of Exynos chipsets in flagship Samsung Galaxy S smartphones. In an earnings call, Qualcomm's Chief Financial Officer outlined that it will supply chipsets globally for the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and the Galaxy S23 Ultra, with Europe finally moving on from the likes of the Exynos 2200.
Schenker upgrades Key 15 and Key 17 laptops with more powerful hardware combinations
Schenker has introduced new versions of the Key 15 and the Key 17. Now available with Intel Alder Lake-H series processors, the Key 15 and Key 17 also feature NVIDIA's powerful RTX 3080 Ti GPU. The Schenker K15 and Key 17 are blessed with panel options too, including 4K OLED, 4K IPS or a QHD IPS panel that outputs at 165 Hz.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9: AMD outlines DisplayPort 2.1, native 8K resolution and early 2023 release window for next-generation ultra-wide gaming monitor
AMD has confirmed the impending arrival of DisplayPort 2.1 capable monitors. Arriving early next year with 4K and 8K panels, AMD has also teased a new Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, which will be the world's first 8K ultra-wide monitor.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro now support 16,000 remaining Pebble smartwatches
Google has given a new lease of life to Pebble smartwatches. With an app update to support 64-bit versions of Android, Pebble smartwatch now support devices that lack 32-bit support, which is currently only the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Xiaomi Redmi K60: Mid-range smartphones to combine upcoming MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC with QHD displays and 5,500 mAh batteries
According to reports, Xiaomi is set to equip the Redmi K60 series with a tantalising cocktail of hardware. Not only will the Redmi K60 series rely on a powerful ARM Cortex-X2 prime core by way of the MediaTek Dimensity 8200, but it will also launch with high-resolution displays backed by large batteries.
Samsung to borrow Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 feature to improve battery life for next year's Galaxy S23 series
Reputedly, Samsung plans to bring its 'Light' performance profile to the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Already available on the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4, the performance profile favours battery life and cooling over processing speed.
AYA NEO 2 and AYA NEO GEEK arrive on Indiegogo with AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and Radeon 680M offering
AYA NEO has brought two of its AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-based gaming handhelds. Arriving as the AYA NEO 2 and the AYA NEO GEEK, the gaming handhelds come with 800p and 1200p displays, plus a variety of colours.
SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 launches with 60 games in Europe and other markets
SEGA has finally started selling the Mega Drive Mini 2 in Europe. Also available as the Genesis Mini 2 in North America, the newer retro gaming console is smaller than its predecessor but contains more games to boot, like Sonic the Hedgehog CD.
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold: 17.3-inch foldable laptop now orderable in Europe and US
ASUS has started selling the Zenbook 17 Fold in Europe and the US. Equipped with a 17.3-inch foldable display, the device also contains the Core i7-1250U, 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB SSD and a 75 Wh battery. Using a laptop with a foldable display does not come cheap, though.
Sony teases the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV will soon receive Android 13 update
Sony has announced that it is on the verge of updating its latest flagship smartphones to Android 13. Starting with the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV, the update should eventually reach other devices like the Xperia 10 IV and older models like last year's Xperia 1 III.
Nokia 2780 Flip launches with USB Type-C connectivity, long battery life and a clamshell design
HMD Global has announced the Nokia 2780 Flip, a new feature phone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 platform. Equipped with two displays and a 1,450 mAh battery, the Nokia 2780 Flip also has a microSD card reader and an LTE modem, all for US$89.99.
Samsung point toward future Galaxy Z Fold upgrades like superior cameras and an S Pen slot
Samsung has only been selling the Galaxy Z Fold4 since August. However, the company has already shared insights into possible upgrades that next-generation Galaxy Z Fold models could receive, with a smaller footprint allegedly a priority.
Lenovo unveils Thinkplus Lipstick 100W GaN charger with a compact form factor
Lenovo has presented a new Gallium Nitride (GaN) USB Type-C. Sold as the Thinkplus Lipstick, the compact charger is powerful enough to recharge laptops, smartphones and tablets at up to 100 W via USB Type-C Power Delivery.
Apple iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro underwhelm in battery life analysis
According to DxOMark, two of Apple's latest iPhones fail to impress when it comes to battery life. Not only does the iPhone 14 Plus offer worse battery life than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but also the iPhone 14 Pro ranks a mere 44th on the website's battery life leaderboard. Still, the iPhone 14 Pro surpasses its predecessor, unlike the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Microsoft Xbox: Phil Spencer reveals US$200 lost on every Series S console sale
Microsoft has not yet raised prices for either of its current-generation consoles. However, Phil Spencer has outlined that Microsoft's sales strategy leaves the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles as loss leaders, with up to US$200 lost per console.
Ignite 3: Polar confirms Find Your Rhythm hardware launch event
Polar has invited fans to attend a hardware launch event, albeit a virtual one. Presumably, the company will introduce the Ignite 3, a smartwatch that leaked earlier this month.
Sony outlines pricing, pre-order, release dates and updated game list for PlayStation VR 2 headset
Sony has revealed more details about the PlayStation VR 2 headset. Not only has the company announced the headset's price, but it has also confirmed PS VR2's pre-order and release dates. Sony has added another 11 titles to the VR headset's game list too.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept camera samples and hands-on photos reveal capabilities and scale of Frankenstein smartphone
Xiaomi has showcased camera samples from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept, its latest camera behemoth. Meanwhile, other photos highlight how unwieldy the Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept is with its Leica M lens attached.
Garmin confirms date of next hardware launch event with cryptic teaser
Garmin has announced plans to host another launch event. Scheduled for next week, Garmin is remaining tight-lipped about what it will announce. Currently, Garmin has only informed fans that it will be 'Coming t̶h̶r̶o̶u̶g̶h̶ soon'.
Huawei Smart Screen V 2022: New Smart TV launches with Devialet sound, a detachable camera and more powerful internals
Huawei has unveiled the Smart Screen V 2022, a new model that contains several upgrades over its predecessors. With an improved processor and graphics chip, the Smart Screen V 2022 also has a brighter display panel, a Devialet-branded speaker system and a 12 MP camera that attaches magnetically to its body.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic: Cut-price drone launches without Mavic 3 telephoto camera for near US$600 saving
DJI has announced the Mavic 3 Classic, a cheaper starting point in the Mavic 3 series. Equipped with the same 4/3 CMOS sensor as the Mavic 3, the Mavic 3 Classic also matches its sibling's 46-minute flight time. However, the Mavic 3 Classic lacks the Mavic 3's telephoto camera, an omission that lower's the former's starting price by nearly US$600.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept: Xiaomi reveals experimental smartphone with DSLR lens compatibility
Xiaomi has revealed an unusual take on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. Reportedly developed alongside the flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept has a second 1-inch camera sensor and a Leica M mount to provide compatibility with DSLR lenses.
Huawei MateStation X 2023 debuts with Intel Core i9-12900H, 16 GB RAM and up to a 1 TB SSD
Huawei has presented the MateStation X 2023, an all-in-one (AIO) desktop powered by the Intel Core i9-12900H. Arriving with 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage, the MateStation X 2023 also has a 28.2-inch display and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
Huawei Pocket S: Colour foldable smartphone launches as a budget P50 Pocket
Huawei has introduced the Pocket S, its latest foldable smartphone. Lifting many features from last year's P50 Pocket, the Pocket S utilises the lesser Snapdragon 778G chipset and is available in multiple colours. Accordingly, the Huawei Pocket S is cheaper than the P50 Pocket too.
Huawei Watch GT Cyber arrives with an innovative design that supports replaceable watch shells
Huawei has presented the Watch GT Cyber, a smartwatch unlike any other. Built around a 1.32-inch AMOLED display, the Watch GT Cyber has a unique design that allows people to swap the watch shell out for another when needed. Launching in China before other markets, the Watch GT Cyber retails for CNY 1,288 (~US$177) in Huawei's home market, with its replacement shells priced at CNY 199 (~US$27).
Xiaomi 13 Ultra rumoured to better Sony IMX989 offering from this year's Xiaomi 12S Ultra
According to new reports, Xiaomi could equip the upcoming Xiaomi 13 Ultra with an even more impressive camera sensor than the 1-inch one in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. With the Sony IMX989 headed to the Xiaomi 13 Pro, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra may showcase a new sensor altogether.
Redmi Note 12: New smartphone series fails to outsell Redmi Note 11 models with Xiaomi confirming over 350,000 units sold in under an hour
Xiaomi has revealed that it took less than an hour for it to sell more than 350,000 smartphones belonging to the new Redmi Note 12 series. Surprisingly, the Redmi Note 12 series is decidedly more unpopular than the Redmi Note 11 series, which garnered over 500,000 sales during the same period.
ONEXPLAYER mini Pro: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U gaming handheld now generally available from US$1,199
One-netbook has ended its pre-order period for the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-powered version of the ONEXPLAYER mini Pro. Now available without reservation, the 7-inch gaming handheld starts at US$1,199 with 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM.
Unihertz Jelly 2E: Miniature smartphone launches with Android 12, a 3-inch display and a 110 g lightweight build
Unihertz has revealed the Jelly 2E, a compact smartphone that the company claims is the size of a credit card. The Unihertz Jelly 2E has a 3-inch display, weighs 110 g and is based on the MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, among other features.
Garmin moves towards new Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S stable update with Beta Version 10.08 Release Candidate build
Garmin has started rolling out Beta Version 10.08 for the Instinct 2 series, a Release Candidate build that contains numerous changes and improvements. Not only has Garmin included several bug fixes, but it has also bundled new features and improvements. Beta Version 10.08 is available to download now for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S.
Dere T30 Pro: 2-in-1 laptop introduced with 144 Hz OLED display and pen input
Dere has introduced the T30 Pro, a Windows tablet that supports a detachable keyboard and pen input. Considering the T30 Pro's price, it is surprising to see Dere include a high-resolution and fast OLED display, as well as a keyboard cover and up to 1 TB of storage.
Polar Ignite 3 to launch soon as manufacturer reveals a few details
It seems that Polar is preparing to replace the Ignite 2. While the company still sells the smartwatch, it has left a few clues as to the impending arrival of the Ignite 3.
Valve brings Steam Deck UI to Windows with updated Big Picture mode
Steam Big Picture mode has received a substantial update, moving it away from its most recent layout. In its place arrives Steam Deck UI, which contains new features and improved navigation when using a controller.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic: European prices leak one day ahead of release
The Mavic 3 Classic is set to take flight in a few days, with DJI already confirming the drone's release date. While the drone is due for release tomorrow, reliable leaker Jasper Ellens has shared European pricing, confirming rumours about a €500 saving from the regular Mavic 3.
Samsung confirms One UI 5 and Android 13 rollout plans for Europe
Samsung has outlined plans to upgrade 65 devices to One UI 5 in Europe. Supposedly, the company will complete its Android 13 upgrade process by February 2023 in Europe, with November and December being the biggest months in Samsung's rollout. Unsurprisingly, Samsung will update current flagships first before moving onto older models and current mid-range devices.
Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge to launch as India's answer to Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus with no global release for 210 W Discovery Edition variant
Xiaomi is preparing a successor to the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge, an Indian version of the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus. With the release of the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus, Xiaomi has added references within MIUI to the Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge. Sadly, it seems that the Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition and its 210 W fast charging capabilities.
Huawei Watch GT Cyber: Hands-on photo leaks online sporting chunky design
Huawei has already confirmed the impending arrival of the Watch GT Cyber, a new spin-off in the Watch GT series. Now, a hands-on photo has emerged online just days before the smartwatch's introduction. Seemingly, the Watch GT Cyber has an innovative design that will allow you to use the smartwatch without its bulky outer case.
Onyx BOOX Tab10: Large Android tablet launches with keyboard and stylus support with E-Ink display
Onyx BOOX has announced the Tab10, an Android tablet with an E-Ink display. One of many devices that the company has launched this month, the Onyx BOOX Tab10 arrives in China first for CNY 3,580 (~US$500).
Onyx BOOX releases several new E-readers with styluses and Android support
Onyx BOOX has introduced the Leaf2, Nova 5 and Note X2, a trio of E-readers based on Android 11. With the exception of Leaf 2, all support stylus input for drawing and note-taking. Equipped with varying specifications, the trio all converge on the same central use case.
Onyx BOOX Tab Ultra: Android tablet and E-reader arrives with E-Ink display, stylus and camera
The Onyx BOOX Tab Ultra is a new tablet that doubles as an E-reader. Based on Android 11, the Tab Ultra has a 10.3-inch dispaly, a Snapdragon 662 chipset and stylus support, among other features. The Onyx BOOX Tab Ultra is available for US$599.99, or for US$659.99 with a keyboard cover.
Onyx BOOX Nova Air2: 7.8-inch E-Ink tablet arrives with Snapdragon 662 chipset and stylus support
Onyx BOOX has presented the Nova Air2, an Android 11-based tablet with a large E-Ink display. Available to order for US$339.99, the Nova Air2 also has a 2,000 mAh battery, a Snapdragon 662 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.
NanoPi R6S: New single-board computer launches with three Ethernet ports, HDMI 2.1, 8 GB RAM and a powerful processor
FriendlyELEC has introduced the NanoPi R6S, a new single-board computer that it based on the Rockchip RK3588S SoC. Also equipped with three Ethernet ports, the NanoPi R6S is available for US$119 with 8 GB of RAM, eMMC flash storage and multiple USB ports.
Apple pushes MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16, Mac mini and Mac Pro releases into 2023
Contrary to earlier assumptions, Apple will not be releasing any new hardware before the end of this year. While the company still plans to deliver software updates across its product stack, Mark Gurman and @LeaksApplePro now observe that it will be early 2023 before next-generation MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16, Mac mini and Mac Pro models arrive.
Xiaomi 13 Lite: Evidence emerges of smartphone being a re-branded CIVI 2
Allegedly, Xiaomi is considering bringing the CIVI 2 to market outside China not only as the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE but also the Xiaomi 13 Lite. If correct, it would see Xiaomi offer the same handset across multiple smartphone generations with no internal changes. Currently, the CIVI 2 is one of the only smartphones that features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset.
Motorola Moto Watch 200: Leaker shares conflicting images of unreleased affordable smartwatch
A well-known leaker has published new images of Motorola's next smartwatch. While an earlier leak presented the Moto Watch 200 with a squircle-shaped display, new images imply this will not be the case. Instead, the Moto Watch 200 will look an awful lot like its predecessor, the Moto Watch 100.
Early Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra screen protectors leak online
Numerous screen protectors for next year's Samsung Galaxy S23 series have emerged via Ice Universe. Following on from various CAD-based renders, the images show what the front of the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra will look like, excluding their centre-mounted front-facing cameras.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro 14 Max in line for double-digit production reductions
According to reports, Apple has decided to cut production of the iPhone 14 Pro series by nearly 15%, effective Q1 2023. Despite selling comparatively well and better than the iPhone 14 Plus, consumer demand for Apple’s most expensive iPhones is falling because of worsening economic conditions globally.
ViewSonic introduces two new 32-inch IPS monitors with varying resolutions
ViewSonic has presented the VA3209-MH and VA3209-2K-MHD, two 32-inch monitors with differing native resolutions. Prices for the pair vary too, with the VA3209-2K-MHD priced at €60 more than the VA3209-MH.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro pre-orders open in Europe with a lower than expected starting price
Huawei has now started selling the Mate 50 Pro in Europe. Still the company’s current flagship, the Mate 50 Pro has arrived in Europe for €100 less than Huawei advertised it for last month. Arguably one of the best camera flagships released this year, the lack of Google Mobile Services still presents the same issues for most audiences outside China.
Vivo X90: Company shares camera sample photos from new Zeiss camera with up to ISO 102,400
Vivo has confirmed initial details about the camera hardware it plans to include in the upcoming X90 smartphone series. With the X90 Pro Plus rumoured to feature four high-megapixel cameras, Vivo has hinted that the entire X90 series will feature primary cameras with 77% more light-sensitive sensors, as well as Zeiss lenses and support from AI to maximise image quality.
Xiaomi Bone Conduction Headphones presented with Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and 12 hours battery life
Xiaomi has launched a new pair of headphones in China. Already available globally via third-party retailers, the headphones use bone conduction to transmit sound, rather than traditional drivers. The Xiaomi Bone Conduction Headphones also offer Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, IP66 dust and water resistance, plus up to 12 hours of battery life.
Apple distributes first iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1 beta builds
Apple is now allowing people to try the next major updates across its iPhone, iPad and Mac product stacks. Available as the first beta versions of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1, all versions contain several changes, such as Apple's new Freeform app.
Sony PlayStation 5: 6 nm AMD Oberon Plus refresh now available in Europe
Sony's latest PlayStation 5 revisions have now reached Europe. Currently available in a specific bundle, CFI-1202A and CFI-1202B revisions rely on a more efficient APU based on AMD's Oberon Plus architecture.
Vivo X90 Pro Plus: Specifications leak for forthcoming 1-inch and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-touting flagship
Based on a new leak, it seems that Vivo's next flagship smartphone will rely on four high-resolution rear-facing cameras. With a periscope zoom camera outputting at 64 MP, the Vivo X90 Pro Plus will also contain a 1-inch sensor in the form of the Sony IMX989V.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic: Extensive leak outlines telephoto camera removal and cheaper launch price ahead of 'Explore Vivid' launch event
The Mavic 3 Classic has leaked again, DJI's next drone. Based on information provided by Roland Quandt and WinFuture, the Mavic 3 Classic should be cheaper than the regular model, but mainly because of an omitted feature. Meanwhile, DJI has now confirmed the date and time of its next hardware launch event.
Motorola Moto G Play: 2022 refresh leaks with design changes and equipment improvements
One of Motorola's next budget smartphones has surfaced online. Billed as the Moto G Play (2022), the handset is rumoured to rely on an entry-level MediaTek Helio chipset, along with a 5,000 mAh battery and a large but 720p display.
NexPad: Nex Computer begins shipping US$249 secondary display with USB connectivity
Nex Computer is now shipping the NexPad, a device that the company introduced at the start of the year. Equipped with a 12-inch IPS display, the NexPad has multiple ports and can be used as a secondary display with a laptop or even a smartphone.
Motorola Edge X40: Leaked hands-on photos highlight design changes and a curved display
Motorola appears to be preparing to release the Edge X40, rumoured to be arriving next year globally as the Edge 40 Pro. Although the Edge X40 has three rear-facing cameras like its predecessor, Motorola has tweaked its rear design and has switched over to using curved displays with minimal bezels.
New Expert RAW update brings new camera features to Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung has issued a fresh update for Expert RAW, its optional camera app for many of its recent flagship smartphones. Available once a device has been upgraded to Android 13 and One UI 5, the update promises to open new options for those fans of taking night shots.
Huawei upgrades MateBook D 14 SE to modern Intel Alder Lake processors in minor refresh
Huawei has introduced the MateBook D 14 SE 2022, a slightly updated version of the outgoing Intel Tiger Lake-powered model. Now equipped with Intel Alder Lake processors, the change sees the MateBook D 14 SE jump from 4 to 10 processor cores.
Redmi Note 12 Racing Edition: Xiaomi unveils limited edition smartphone with a striking design
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 12 Racing Edition in China, a limited edition Redmi Note 12 series model. Available for CNY 2,599 (~US$362) in Xiaomi's home market, the Racing Edition sports a unique-looking back panel amid a few other design changes.
Xiaomi Redmi Smart TV X86: 86-inch and 4K Smart TV launches with 20 W built-in speakers
Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Smart TV X86, a Smart TV that is available in China for CNY 5,299 (~US$739). Equipped with an 86-inch panel, the Redmi Smart TV X86 delivers a 4K native output at 60 Hz, 20 W stereo speakers and an impressive 97.3% screen-to-body ratio.
Xiaomi Book Air 13: Convertible laptop presented with 16:10 OLED display and Intel Alder Lake processors
Xiaomi has launched the Book Air 13 in China, where it retails from CNY 5,999 (~US$836). Available with a choice between the Core i5-1230U and the Core i7-1250U, the Xiaomi Book Air 13 combines a 2.8K OLED display with a 58.3 Wh battery, 16 GB of fast RAM and a 512 GB SSD.
Redmi Note 12 Pro Discovery Edition: Xiaomi showcases 210 W wired fast charging technology with 9-minute 0-100% recharge times
Xiaomi has unveiled new fast charging technology with the Redmi Note 12 Pro Discovery Edition. Equipped with a 4,300 mAh battery, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Discovery Edition boasts 210 W fast charging for just 9-minute recharge times.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G arrives as one of the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 smartphones
The Redmi Note 12 has arrived, the entry-level model in the new Redmi Note 12 series. Equipped with the same display as the Redmi Note 12 Pro, the Redmi Note 12 also has Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 48 MP camera. The Redmi Note 12 starts at CNY 1,199 (~US$167) in China, but an international launch remains pending at this stage.
Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 12 Pro with MediaTek Dimensity 1080 in four colours and four memory options
Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi Note 12 Pro in China, where it starts at CNY 1,699 (~US$237) with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Available with up to 12 GB of RAM, the Redmi Note 12 Pro has the MediaTek Dimensity 1080, a 50 MP camera with OIS and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports OIS, among other features.
Clockwork uConsole: Fantasy console arrives in multiple variants with optional 4G
Clockwork has released the uConsole, a compact PC that utilises the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 Lite, ClockworkPi units or an SoC based on RISC-V. The Clockwork uConsole can be ordered now from US$139, which also includes a small display and a backlit keyboard, among other features.
PicoBerry: Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 carrier board arrives with 40-pin GPIO header and USB Type-C connectivity
The PicoBerry is a new carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4). Measuring in at just 20 x 70 mm, the PicoBerry has a 40-pin GPIO header, a USB Type-C port and configurable LEDs.
Philips Evnia gaming monitors previewed ahead of late 2022 and early 2023 releases
Philips has announced four gaming monitors under its new Evnia brand. Ranging from the Evnia 27M2C5500W at £459.99 to the Evnia 34M2C7600MV at £1,599.99, the series will be available from later this year, although most monitors will not launch until early 2023.
Huawei MateStation X 2022 leaks with a 3:2 aspect ratio display and an Intel Core i9-12900H
According to a new report, Huawei is preparing to update its MateStation X all-in-one desktop. While the company currently offers the Apple iMac competitor with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, it is rumoured to have switched to Intel and the Core i9-12900H for its 2022 refresh.
Nothing Phone (1) receives new features and optimisations courtesy of Nothing OS 1.1.6
Nothing has issued Nothing OS 1.1.6 for the Phone (1). Available now as an over-the-air (OTA) download, Nothing OS 1.1.6 contains a surprising number of changes and improvements, considering its download size.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus and Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition datasheets leak before launch day
Complete datasheets for three Redmi Note 12 series models have leaked, roughly a day before their introduction. Consisting of the Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus and the Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition, the trio all feature enticing specifications. For some reason, the Redmi Note 12 is missing, which is expected to be the fourth initial member in the Redmi Note 12 series.
Windows Dev Kit 2023: Disassembling Microsoft's mini-PC reveals potential upgradability and developer circuitry
Microsoft has started shipping the Windows Dev Kit 2023, an ARM-powered mini-PC that has been compared to the Apple Mac mini. Although advertised as a developer unit, the Windows Dev Kit 2023 is end-user friendly and is a doddle to take apart.
Microsoft releases stable Android 12L update for Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 with new features and improvements
Microsoft has made good on its promise to release Android 12L for the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2. Available as a 3.2 GB download, the update brings many new features and changes for both devices, including Microsoft's Fluent design language.
Sony to enable Bluetooth Multipoint on LinkBuds, LinkBuds S and WF-1000XM4 earbuds
Sony has announced a substantial update for some of its recent earbuds. The update, which will reach the LinkBuds S first, will enable Bluetooth Multipoint for connecting to two devices simultaneously. According to Sony, the LinkBuds and WF-1000XM4 are also in line for the feature update.
Apple confirms USB Type-C on future iPhones with Lightning making way
Apple has confirmed that the company intends to comply with the EU by switching future iPhones to USB Type-C. While Apple has already moved most of its product lines from Lightning to USB Type-C, Apple has remained steadfast over the proprietary connector for its smartphones.
Huawei Watch GT 3 SE launches globally as a cheaper Watch GT 3 model with up to 2 weeks of battery life
Huawei has unveiled the Watch GT 3 SE, a new model in the Watch GT 3 series. Effectively a cheaper offshoot of the regular Watch GT 3, the Watch GT 3 SE still has a round AMOLED display and up to 14 days of battery life, among other features.
Porsche Design reveals limited edition 911 soundbar for a premium price tag
Porsche Design has introduced the 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro, an ultra-premium device that will be limited to 500 units. Aimed at racing fans and music lovers, the 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro is made from the exhaust system of a Porsche 992 GT3.
Google Pixel Watch: Google shuts down reports of display burn-in issues from early adopters
According to some Pixel Watch owners, early units could be affected by display burn-in, a well-known issue on AMOLED and OLED panels. Although reports have mounted since the smartwatch's launch, Google has quickly dismissed claims with an innocuous explanation.
Xiaomi Book Air 13 to launch with 16:10 OLED display and current generation Intel Core processors in a lightweight design
Xiaomi has confirmed the existence of the Book Air 13, a laptop that will arrive alongside the Redmi Note 12 series, among other devices. While the Book Air 13 is not due for a day or so, Xiaomi and a major retailer have confirmed a few details ahead of time.
Google Pixel G10: New leak provides clues about possible Pixel 7 Ultra
It is no secret that Google has more Pixel 7 series in development than it has revealed so far. Now, a new leak has revealed initial details about a model known internally as the Pixel G10. Thought to be the rumoured Pixel 7 Ultra, the G10 could also be an early sighting of next autumn's Pixel 8 Pro.
Google Pixel Watch teardown reveals extent of repairability and cost savings
iFixit has disassembled the Pixel Watch to see how Google's inaugural smartwatch looks from the inside. Surprisingly, only some components can be replaced if they break, although Google has included some innovations in its first-generation smartwatch.
Motorola Geneva leaks with a stylus, 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage
Evan Blass has shared an initial render of 'Geneva', another unreleased Motorola smartphone. Seemingly a member of the Moto G series, the smartphone will offer stylus support, among other features.
Pixel: First LEGO-compatible mechanical keyboard launches with endless customisation options
MelGeek is now releasing the Pixel via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Billed as the first keyboard that can be customised with LEGO bricks, the keyboard also has numerous configuration options, including a choice of five switch types.
Camera Assistant: Samsung Galaxy smartphones gain new convenient camera customisation options
Samsung has released a new app that brings greater control of its stock camera app for Galaxy smartphones. Available as Camera Assistant, the app allows you to prevent auto lens switching and disable Samsung's picture softening algorithm, for example.
One UI 5: Samsung confirms Android 13 distribution to 49 smartphones and tablets by February 2023
By February 2023, Samsung hopes to have distributed One UI 5 to at least 49 smartphones and tablets across its product range. Based on Android 13, One UI 5 will reach the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra this month before heading to other current and previous flagships next month, including the Galaxy Tab S8 series.
GMKtec NucBox 8: Compact mini-PC launches with Windows 11 for US$140
GMKtec has introduced the NucBox 8, a 119 x 119 x 24.5 mm mini-PC powered by the Intel Celeron N4100. Available for US$139.59, the GMKtec NucBox 8 also has 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and plenty of I/O.
Watch GT Cyber launch date revealed as Huawei teases innovative feature for upcoming smartwatch
Huawei has officially confirmed the launch of the Watch GT Cyber, its next flagship smartwatch. Arriving in early November alongside the Pocket S, the Watch GT Cyber is billed as offering a 'new trend on your wrist' and appears to feature an eye-catching design.
Google presents Go Edition of Android 13 for low-cost smartphones
Google has introduced Android 13 (Go Edition), a new version of its latest OS intended for budget smartphones. Adapted for its 'Material You' design language, Android 13 (Go Edition) contains several changes and improved customisation options, mirroring the regular Android 13.
Huawei Pocket S: Company confirms launch date for forthcoming clamshell foldable smartphone
Huawei has finally announced when it will reveal its P50 Pocket successor. Billed as the Pocket S, the device is rumoured to carry over the design established by the P50 Pocket but with a weaker chipset.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: Rebadged RTX 4080 12 GB resembles RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition in leaked renders
GeForce RTX 4070 Founders Edition renders have leaked online, not long after NVIDIA cancelled the RTX 4080 12 GB. Sporting a design reminiscent of the RTX 3070 Ti, the RTX 4070 is thought to feature lesser specifications than the vanquished RTX 4080 12 GB.
Redmi Note 12 Pro: Xiaomi shares information about 'flagship camera' and series launch date
Xiaomi continues to tease the Redmi Note 12 series on social media. Now, the company has revealed the launch date of the Redmi Note 12 Pro and co, plus a few details about the smartphone's 'flagship camera', among other things.
Nothing Ear (2): Familiar design leaks online for next-generation earbuds
More details about the Nothing Ear (2) has leaked, the company's true next-generation TWS earbuds. Surprisingly, the Ear (2) appears to carry over almost all its predecessor's design cues, including its part-transparent finish.
OneNetbook T1: Company now sells re-branded 2-in-1 convertible directly from US$1,199
After a successful crowdfunding campaign, One-netbook has started selling its Surface Pro 9 competitor again. Available with the Core i5-1240P or the Core i7-1260P, the OneNetbook T1 also comes with 16 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of storage.
Xiaomi Redmi X Pro: Gaming TV arrives boasting a 4K native resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate and HDMI VRR connectivity
Xiaomi has presented the Redmi X Pro, its first gaming TV. Launching in 65-inch and 75-inch sizes, the Redmi X Pro offers a 4K native resolution, a 120 Hz refresh rate and excellent colour accuracy, among other features suited to gamers.
Apple iPad 10th Gen and Apple TV 4K have more RAM than their predecessors
Both the new Apple iPad and Apple TV 4K have received several upgrades over their predecessors, not least with regards to their processors. However, the latest version of Xcode also confirms that Apple has quietly equipped both models with more RAM, which should boost performance too.
Xiaomi outlines Redmi Note 12 series release window with major innovations on the horizon
Xiaomi has finally confirmed the existence of Redmi Note 12 models. Due to be released in November, Xiaomi is already hinting at major changes within the Redmi Note series, including 'two major technologies' incorporating a world first.
Samsung patents 'Galaxy Ring' wearable as alternative to Galaxy Watch series
Samsung is said to have started developing a competitor to the Oura Ring series. Dubbed the Galaxy Ring, the device has already reached the USPTO, which reveals a few details about its application.
Xiaomi 13 Pro design leaks with three rear-facing cameras, Leica branding and a bright silver colourway
Another hands-on photo exposing the Xiaomi 13 series has leaked online. Seemingly confirming that the Xiaomi 13 Pro will have a huge camera set up, the leak also points to Xiaomi's ongoing cooperation with Leica and one of the device's launch colours.
New Galaxy S23 Ultra leak purports to Samsung moving away from symmetrical display bezel motif
According to a renowned leaker, Samsung has settled on a revised design for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, its next premier smartphone. Instead of Samsung moving towards symmetrical display bezels for its Ultra smartphone, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will look like the spitting image of the current Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Apple confirms iOS 16.1 release date with various changes and improvements
Apple has finally revealed when iOS 16.1 will arrive. Debuting alongside iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura, the OS update brings plenty of new features to recent iPhones, including Live Activities and Matter support.
Windows 11: Microsoft finally adds a tabbed File Explorer and an improved taskbar alongside other changes
Microsoft has released another update for Windows 11, not long after the company started distributing the 22H2 update. Not only has Microsoft bundled several long-awaited changes, but it has also opened Android app support to more countries and regions.
Baikal BE-S1000: Russian-made 48-core CPU appears in benchmark results and in photos
Russian company Baikal Electronics has developed a powerful set of CPUs, mirroring China's efforts to be less dependent on Western silicon. Currently, Baikal Electronics' premier offering is the BE-S1000, a 48-core part that relies on ARM-based technology.
DualSense Edge controller: Sony announces outlandish pricing and release date for premium PlayStation 5 wireless controller
Sony has finally outlined how much the DualSense Edge controller will cost. Announcing the wireless controller's release date in the process, the DualSense Edge will be the PS5's alternative to the Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller.
Elite XG341C-2K: ViewSonic unveils ultra-wide gaming monitor with 1,400 nits peak brightness and a 200 Hz refresh rate
ViewSonic's latest gaming monitor combines Mini LED technology with a high refresh rate panel. Not only does the Elite XG341C-2K output at 1440p and 200 Hz, but it also delivers up to 1,400 nits of peak brightness thanks to its 1,152 local dimming zones.
MatePad C5e: Huawei introduces new MatePad SE model with 16:10 and 1200p display
Huawei has presented the MatePad C5e globally, a new MatePad SE model aimed at business customers who want a mid-range tablet solution. Equipped with a 10.1-inch display, the MatePad C5e offers a few novel software customisations, as well as a large 5,100 mAh battery.
Oppo Find Flip: Specifications leak online for upcoming Galaxy Z Flip4, Moto Razr 2022 and P50 Pocket competitor
Specifications for Oppo's first foldable flip smartphone have surfaced, positioning it as a worthy foil for Huawei's, Motorola's and Samsung's efforts. Reputedly, the so-called Oppo Find Flip has a larger battery than the Galaxy Z Flip4, Moto Razr 2022 and P50 Pocket, as well as a bigger cover display to boot.
Apple stops iPhone 14 Plus production to re-assess consumer demand
Reportedly, Apple is having as little luck shifting iPhone 14 Plus units as it did with the iPhone 13 mini. Such is the apparent lack of demand for the new model that Apple has already ceased production just two weeks after launching the device.
Garmin brings new features and bug fixes to Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S with Alpha version 10.05 update
Garmin has released a new Alpha version software update for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S. Available as V10.05, the update enables several new features for both smartwatches while also delivering several bug fixes and improvements.
Apple confirms iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura release dates
Apple may have announced new hardware today, but it has also announced public release dates for iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura. Available across multiple product lines, both OS updates ship with Stage Manager and a dedicated Weather app, among other changes.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series arrives at retailer before launch in four model variants
It appears that Xiaomi is preparing to launch four editions of the Redmi Note 12 series, possibly as early as November. Thought to be arriving first in China, a retailer has confirmed that the series will consist of the Redmi Note 12 5G, Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G and the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G, all direct replacements for their Redmi Note 11 counterparts. There may even be a Redmi Note 12 Pro Extreme Edition too.
New Apple TV 4K released with A15 Bionic, USB Type-C and Thread connectivity at a lower price
Apple has introduced a version of the Apple TV 4K. Upgraded from the A12 Bionic to the A15 Bionic, the revised Apple TV 4K contains other upgrades too, like support for HDR10+ content.
New entry-level Apple iPad arrives with various updates and a strange dongle
Apple has overhauled the entry-level iPad, one of three tablets that the company has introduced today. Not only has Apple given its budget iPad a new design, but it has also upgraded the tablet to USB Type-C and the A14 Bionic. The new iPad launches alongside a curious Apple Pencil accessory, too.
Apple refreshes iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 with Apple M2, Apple Pencil and Wi-Fi 6E improvements
Apple has announced new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. Now available with the Apple M2, the iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 also have Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, unlike the current MacBook Air.
Nothing to raise Ear (1) prices to coincide with Ear (1) Stick launch
The Nothing Ear (1) is over a year old at this point, with the company pushing 15 updates to the earbuds since their release. However, Nothing CEO Carl Pei has confirmed that the Ear (1) earbuds will soon cost 1.5x more than they currently do. Incidentally, the Nothing Ear (1) will become more expensive on the same day that the Ear (1) Stick arrives.
Analogue announces final pre-order dates for Super Nt and Mega Sg retro games consoles
Analogue is preparing to re-release the Super Nt and Mega Sg, a pair of retro games consoles that natively support SNES and MEGA Drive games, respectively. Both consoles will be available for US$199.99 and will come in multiple colours.
AOC GAMING 25G3ZM/BK: 24.5-inch gaming monitor introduced with fast response times and a high refresh rate
AOC has announced the AOC GAMING 25G3ZM/BK, a mid-range gaming monitor with a flat 24.5-inch panel. Outputting at 1080p and 240 Hz, the AOC GAMING 25G3ZM/BK also delivers 0.5 ms GtG response times and excellent colour space coverage. AOC has revealed the price of the AOC GAMING 25G3ZM/BK and its release window, too.
Juno Tablet: Juno Computers presents Linux tablet with Intel Celeron N5100 for £449
Juno Tablets has introduced the Juno Tablet, which ships with Linux, an Intel Jasper Lake processor and a 10.1-inch display. Available from £449 with 256 GB of storage, the Juno Tablet also comes in 512 GB and 1 TB flavours, all with 8 GB of RAM.
Redmi A1 Plus launches as another budget smartphone in Xiaomi's arsenal
Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi A1 Plus, starting in India. Available from INR 7,499 (~US$91), the Redmi A1 Plus comes in three colours, two memory configurations and shares numerous similarities with the regular Redmi A1.
Samsung Galaxy S23 specifications leak online
Specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S23 have leaked online. Reputedly equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, the Galaxy S23 will share many features with its predecessor, the Galaxy S22.
Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition: Company's first Wear OS 3 smartwatch arrives for US$299 with a revised design and new Wellness app
Fossil has launched the Gen 6 Wellness Edition, its first smartwatch running Wear OS 3. Merely a re-bodied Fossil Gen 6, the Gen 6 Wellness Edition features a sleeker design and Fossil's all-new Wellness app, among other changes.
LILYGO T-RGB ESP32-S3: Single-board computer arrives with a circular touchscreen and battery support
LILYGO has introduced the T-RGB ESP32-S3, a single-board computer with a colour touchscreen strapped to the back. Intended to be used for wearable solutions, the T-RGB ESP32-S3 has a Grove I2C connector, among other features.
Motorola Moto Watch 200: Leak reveals design and specifications of upcoming smartwatch
The Motorola Moto Watch 200 nears, with the unreleased smartwatch having been spotted on the FCC's database. Moving away from the design of last year's Moto Watch 100, the Moto Watch 200 has a rectangular design with a flat display, among other features.
Fossil Gen 6 starts receiving Wear OS 3 update with no Google Assistant, Google Fit and iOS compatibility problems
Fossil has released Wear OS 3 for its Gen 6 smartwatches. The first OEM to start rolling out Wear OS 3 to existing smartwatches, Fossil has also highlighted numerous issues that currently exist on stock Wear OS 3, ranging from there being no Google Assistant to Google Fit being incompatible, among other problems.
Xiaomi reveals first smartphones to receive MIUI 14 with Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 global builds also exposed
Xiaomiui has discovered multiple MIUI 14 internal testing builds, all based on Android 13. Not only is Xiaomi already developing MIUI 14 in China but also for global audiences on the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro.
Pixel Watch: Google confirms no Qi wireless or reverse wireless charging support for new smartwatch
Google has confirmed that the Pixel Watch lacks another two features that the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro offer. Namely, the Pixel Watch does not support Qi wireless charging, nor can it be recharged on the back of a Pixel smartphone.
Shuttle announces XPC Slim DH610 and XPC Slim DH610S mini-PCs powered by Intel Alder Lake processors
Shuttle has announced the XPC Slim DH610 and XPC Slim DH610S, a pair of mini-PCs based on current-generation Intel Alder Lake hardware. Sold as barebones units, the pair differ in a few areas, although they share more similarities than differences.
Google Pixel Buds Pro: High-end earbuds receive 5-band equaliser with lastest software update
Google has started rolling out a new update for the Pixel Buds Pro. While the update introduces various bug fixes for the premium earbuds, it also brings a 5-band equaliser for greater audio customisation options.
Samsung details biggest One UI 5 innovations ahead of Android 13 update launch
Samsung appears to be days away from releasing the first One UI 5 public builds, with the company confirming their arrival for later this month. In the meantime, the company has highlighted many of the major changes that it has integrated within its latest OS update, equivalents of which can already be experienced in rival experiences like iOS 16.
Microsoft previews Android 12L update for Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2
Microsoft has showcased its Android 12L update for the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2. Still only earmarked for a release 'later this year', the update takes a different approach to Android 12L than Samsung has with the one pre-installed on the Galaxy Z Fold4.
Google Pixel Fold: New leak outlines multiple display specifications
New display specifications have leaked online for the Pixel Fold, Google's long-awaited foldable smartphone. Reputedly, Google has settled on a 7.57-inch foldable panel with a 1,840 x 2,208-pixel resolution. Like the Pixel 7 series, Google will source its foldable display panels from Samsung Display.
Garmin Vivomove Trend: Unreleased smartwatch leaks with a round display and NFC capabilities
An upcoming Garmin smartwatch has stopped by the FCC ahead of its launch. Bearing the model number A04224, it seems that the device is the Vivomove Trend. Based on FCC documents, the Garmin Vivomove Trend will support ANT+, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, among other features.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: New flagship impresses in DxOMark camera and display tests
The Pixel 7 Pro has finally started shipping and is already receiving praise for various improvements compared to the Pixel 6 Pro. According to DxOMark, the Pixel 7 Pro offers one of the most complete camera experiences for a smartphone, alongside the likes of the iPhone 14 Pro, Honor Magic4 Ultimate and the Huawei P50 Pro. The Pixel 7 Pro only falls short of the iPhone 14 Pro Max in display tests, too.
Lenovo ThinkPhone: Design and specifications leak for future flagship smartphone
Based on a new leak, it appears that Lenovo is considering expanding its ThinkPad branding to smartphones. Revealed as the Lenovo ThinkPhone, the smartphone is rumoured to contain high-end hardware and could be the sibling of a Motorola Edge 40 series model.
XMG OASIS: Rev.2 edition announced with improvements to laptop liquid cooling solution
XMG has confirmed that it has made improvements to the OASIS, its laptop liquid cooling solution. Already shipping with compatible CORE and NEO machines, the XMG OASIS (Rev.2) retails for €199 on its own.
AOC AGON AGM600: Budget gaming mouse announced for £39.99
AOC has introduced the AGON AGM600, a wired gaming mouse equipped with the Pixart PW3389 sensor. Available for £39.99, AOC claims that it has designed the AGON AGM600 for Esports players and hardcore gamers alike.
Garmin Marq Gen 2 series arrives with longer battery life and new software features
Garmin has introduced new Marq series smartwatches. Billed as the Marq Gen 2, the series starts with the US$1,900 Athlete edition and rises to US$2,400 for the Aviator. All models promise better battery life than their predecessors, as well as faster charging and AMOLED displays.
Fossil Group announces Wear OS 3 update eligibility and release date alongside new Gen 6 Wellness Edition smartwatch
The Fossil Group has finally announced Wear OS 3 availability for its smartwatches. Not only has the company confirmed which smartwatches will receive the update, but also when. Separately, Fossil Group has previewed the Gen 6 Wellness Edition, its first smartwatch launched with Wear OS 3.
MSI MAG META S: New compact gaming PC released for those on a budget
MSI has introduced a new version of the MAG META S. Available for £999 in the UK, the new MAG META S utilises the Ryzen 5 5660X, an AMD A520 chipset, the GTX 1660 SUPER and 16 GB of RAM, among other features.
Hardkernel reveals ODROID-H3 series SBCs with Intel Jasper Lake processors
Hardkernel has announced the ODROID-H3 and ODROID-H3+, a pair of single-board computers powered by 10 nm Intel processors. Available from US$129, the ODROID-H3 series supports PCI3 Gen 3 SSDs and has plenty of I/O, among other features.
Suunto 9 Peak Pro: Smartwatch finally launches with new UI, improved sports offering and superior battery life
Suunto has brought the 9 Peak Pro to market, months after the smartwatch first leaked via retailers. Available in multiple variants, the Suunto 9 Peak Pro features better battery life than the regular Suunto 9 Peak, among other changes.
MSI G322C: 32-inch curved gaming monitor introduced with 1000R curvature and 170 Hz refresh rate
MSI has expanded its gaming monitor offering with the G322C, a 32-inch example that runs at 1080p. Equipped with a VA panel, the MSI G322C has a 1000R curvature, as well as a 170 Hz refresh rate and fast response times, among other features.
Purported Xiaomi 13 hands-on image lands with huge camera array
Allegedly, someone has obtained an early Xiaomi 13 unit, months ahead of the device's introduction. If the image is legitimate, then Xiaomi has overhauled the camera array for the Xiaomi 13 series, albeit with a design that is reminiscent of the Mi 11 Ultra.
Beelink GTR6 previewed with AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and four HDMI 2.1 ports
Beelink has introduced the GTR 6, a mini-PC powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX. To launch with up to 64 GB of DDR5 RAM and PCIe 4.0 storage, Beelink claims that the GTR6 will not be short of ports, either. Surprisingly, the Beelink GTR6 will contain four HDMI 2.1 ports, among other connections.
Acer Chromebook 516 GE: Well-equipped Chromebook lands for US$649 with Intel Alder Lake-P series processors
Acer has introduced the Chromebook 516 GE, another Chromebook intended to be used for cloud gaming. Equipped with a 120 Hz display, the Chromebook 516 GE is also available with up to a Core i7-1260P, 16 GB of RAM and a 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard.
Huawei Watch 4 and Watch GT 4 series slated for 2023 releases as Watch GT Cyber tipped for October launch
According to new reports, Huawei is not preparing to release the Watch 4 and Watch GT 4 series until sometime next year, likely two years after the release of the Watch 3 and the Watch 3 Pro. In the meantime, Huawei is expected to bring the Watch GT Cyber to market, although perhaps only in China for the time being.
Samsung confirms One UI 5.0 public release with Android 13 for Galaxy S22 series and co. starting later this month
Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra owners should soon expect to receive One UI 5.0. While Samsung has already confirmed some of the features in its upcoming OS update, the company has now revealed that public builds will be available later this month.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic start receiving next round of updates
Samsung has started rolling out a new update for the Galaxy Watch4 series. Available as R8xxXXU1GVI3, the update is based on Wear OS 3.5 and still contains an Android security patch.
Surface Pro 9 5G: Microsoft replaces Surface Pro X with 120 Hz display, larger battery and Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 derived chipset upgrades
Microsoft has lifted the lid on the Surface Pro 9 5G, a successor to the Surface Pro X. While the Surface Pro 9 5G does not come cheap, it features numerous upgrades over the Surface Pro X, including a more powerful chipset and a much faster display.
Microsoft refreshes Surface Laptop 13.5-inch and 15-inch models without AMD Ryzen options
Microsoft has presented the Surface Laptop 5 series, which will be familiar to those who own a Surface Laptop 3 or Surface Laptop 4 series model. Now available with only Intel processors, the Surface Laptop 5 series launches with other minor upgrades from US$999.99 for the 13.5-inch model and US$1,299.99 if you are after the larger 15-inch variant.
Formovie THEATER: Premium ultra-short throw projector arrives in the UK for £3,499
The Formovie THEATER is now available outside the US, having launched there last month. Equipped with three HDMI 2.1 ports and a triple laser light source that delivers up to 2,800 ANSI Lumens of brightness, the Formovie THEATER can create 150-inch images with a throw ratio of just 0.23:1.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2+ arrives with Intel Core i7-11370H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 combination for US$4,499.99
Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Studio 2+, four years on from the Surface Studio 2. Surprisingly, Microsoft has not updated the display at all and has only brought the Surface Studio series up to the lowly Intel Core i7-11370H. The Surface Studio 2+ is orderable now in one configuration that retails for US$4,499.99.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 debuts with modest updates and more colours from US$999
Microsoft has presented the Surface Pro 9, a new take on the Surface Pro series. Equipped with either the Core i5-1235U or the Core i7-1255U, the Surface Pro 9 is available in four colours, up to 1 TB of storage and 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Prices start at US$999, while pre-orders will begin shipping from October 25 in the US.
Google promises yearly OS updates for Pixel Watch and Galaxy Watch5 series with Wear OS commitment
Google has updated its smartwatch strategy following the launch of the Pixel Watch. For the last few years, Google's decision-making has abandoned numerous OEM models, with the TicWatch Pro 3 and Fossil Gen 6 still yet to receive Wear OS 3.
Huawei releases Watch D in Europe for €399 with pre-order bonus
Huawei is now selling the Watch D in Europe, its premium smartwatch that can take ECGs and measure blood pressure levels via a built-in blood pressure cuff. Also equipped with a large AMOLED display, the Watch D will soon be available in the UK for £349.99 too.
Microsoft Surface Studio 3: Late rumour claims Surface Studio 2 Plus launch with outrageous European pricing and last-generation hardware
Microsoft has long been rumoured to have developed the Surface Studio 3, a next-generation all-in-one desktop PC. Thought to be on track for release later today, a late rumour by a renowned leaker points towards Microsoft launching the Surface Studio 2+ in its place with an Intel Tiger Lake processor for over €6,000.
Moto G72: Motorola brings mid-range smartphone to Europe with new MediaTek Helio G99 chipset
Motorola brought the Moto G72 to Europe shortly after the smartphone's Indian release. Sitting between the Moto G62 and the Moto G82, the Moto G72 has a P-OLED display running at 120 Hz, a 108 MP camera and a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, among other features.
Meta Quest Pro: Flagship VR headset arrives for US$1,499 with Quest Pro controller support for Quest 2
Meta has introduced the Quest Pro, a high-end VR headset that relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Plus Gen 1, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Meta has baked in eye and face tracking too, although it seems that the Quest Pro does not quite live up to leaks.
IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook: Lenovo introduces Cloud Gaming device with a 120 Hz display and an RGB keyboard from US$599
Lenovo has presented the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook, powered by Intel 12th Gen Core processors. Available later this month from US$599, the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook has a 16-inch, 2.5K and 120 Hz display, along with a four-stage RGB backlit keyboard and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
Oppo Find X6 Pro: Alleged specifications and Hasselblad camera design surface
According to new leaks, Oppo is set to overhaul the camera design of its flagship camera series. While the Find X5 Pro has an unusual camera layout, the Find X6 Pro is rumoured to go the way of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, albeit with fewer camera sensors.
RedMagic starts selling Esports gaming monitor with 160 Hz refresh rate, Mini LED backlights and HDMI 2.1 connectivity
RedMagic is now offering a high-end gaming monitor in China. Equipped with a 4K and 160 Hz panel, the gaming monitor also features Mini LED backlights that deliver up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness. RedMagic has included other tantalising features too, like HDMI 2.1 and USB Type-C connectivity.
Google Tensor G2: Confirmation arrives of 5 nm manufacturing process for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro chipset
Google has now clarified rumours about the Tensor G2 utilising 4 nm nodes for improved power efficiency. Unfortunately, the chipset powering the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro is another 5 nm effort in another similarity that the pair with the Pixel 6 series.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Leaker reveals hands-on battery image in another similarity with the Galaxy S22 Ultra
It seems that Samsung has finalised the battery capacity of next year's Galaxy S23 Ultra. According to a new leak, Samsung has already certified the device's 5,000 mAh battery in India, one of many markets in which the Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to be available from early next year.
Bose Smart Soundbar 600: Powerful soundbar introduced with a compact footprint, voice control functionality and Dolby Atmos
Bose has presented the Smart Soundbar 600, a soundbar that contains five transducers. As well as supporting Dolby Atmos, Bose has integrated Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants, as well as Apple AirPlay 2 functionality. Bose has priced the Smart Soundbar 600 at US$499 and will start offering the device later this month across multiple markets.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic: Specifications, design, pricing and a potential release date for upcoming cheaper drone option
The Mavic 3 Classic has leaked again, a month after the drone last appeared online. Not only has the drone's full design leaked, but so have some of specifications, its price and an alleged release date. DJI has certified the Mavic 3 Classic with the FCC in the US too, signalling its impending release in the US.
Philips announces three new monitors for offices with built-in webcams, KVM switches and USB Type-C docking stations
Philips has introduced the 34B1U5600CH, 27B1U5601H and 24B1U5301H, three similar monitors aimed at offering 'a new level of convenience and productivity'. All equipped with KVM switches and webcams, Philips has also included a USB Type-C docking station that can power peripheral devices at up to 100 W.
Nothing Phone (1): Audio analysis shows deficiencies in company's first smartphone
According to audio analysis tests, Nothing has equipped the Phone (1) with a set of weak speakers. Worse still, the device's microphones are subpar too, which helps rank the Nothing Phone (1) as one of the worse smartphones that DxOMark has reviewed in this regard.
Pixel Watch: Google announces metal watch band prices in multiple markets
Google will start shipping the Pixel Watch soon, with the smartwatch set to leave warehouses alongside the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Now, Google has provided details about the metal watch straps that it has designed, including Milanese designs. Surprisingly, Google has priced some of its watch straps higher than equivalents that Apple sells for its smartwatches.
ONEXPLAYER Mini Pro: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U gaming handheld revised with Gundam special edition model
One-netbook has announced version of the ONEXPLAYER Mini Pro, which remains one of the most powerful gaming handhelds. Equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and a Radeon 680M iGPU, the ONEXPLAYER mini Pro has now received a stylish Gundam Edition, which has already been afforded to its Intel-based sibling.
UP Element i12 Edge: Rugged mini-PC arrives based on Intel NUC 12 Compute Element
AAEON has launched the UP Element i12 Edge, a mini-PC built around the Intel NUC 12 Compute Element. Ideal for industrial uses, the UP Element i12 Edge measures 152 x 125 x 48 mm and has modern features like 2.5 Gbit Ethernet and an AX211 Wi-Fi module.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max fails to beat predecessor in battery life tests
Apple has equipped the iPhone 14 Pro Max with an excellent display, supposedly the best display of any smartphone released to date. However, the iPhone 14 Pro Max cannot quite match expectations with its battery life, with Apple's latest flagship unable to outperform the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
LG MAGNIT 4K 136-inch price unveiled with Bang & Olufsen speaker bundles
LG has confirmed pricing for the MAGNIT 4K 136-inch, its massive Smart TV equipped with Micro LEDs. Also available with three Bang & Olufsen speaker bundles, the MAGNIT 4K 136-inch is LG's showcase of what it can do with Micro LED technology.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Rumoured final design locked in with fewer changes from Galaxy S22 Ultra than expected
According to new reports, Samsung is not making as many subtle changes to the Galaxy S23 Ultra as previous leaks suggested would be the case. Instead, a renowned leaker believes that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will look practically identical.
Google to bring several Pixel 7 features to Pixel 6 series devices with upcoming Feature Drop
Google may have announced several new software features with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, but they may not remain exclusive for long. Soon, some of these new features will be making their way to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro via a Feature Drop and even to older Pixel smartphones.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: Official camera samples highlight stepless Super Res Zoom quality up to 30x
Google is betting big on its machine learning capabilities, so much so in fact, that it wants to guarantee a practically stepless zoom to 30x on the Pixel 7 Pro. Supposedly delivering 10x more zoom than the Pixel 6 Pro, Google has sought to demonstrate the improvements in a series of camera samples.
NVIDIA RTX Titan Ada: Four-slot and full AD102 graphics card shelved after melting PSUs
Reportedly, NVIDIA was developing an even more powerful version of the GeForce RTX 4090. Billed as the Titan Ada or the RTX 4090 Ti, the graphics card is thought to be a whopping four slots thick and requires twin 16-pin power connectors. Supposedly, NVIDIA has ceased development though, with multiple reasons spelling the end of the Titan Ada for now.
More Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 specifications leak before Microsoft's October 12 launch event
According to new reports, it seems less and less likely that Microsoft will release the Surface Laptop 5 13.5 or Surface Laptop 5 15 with AMD Ryzen APUs. Instead, both laptops could feature the same Intel Alder Lake-U series processors as the Surface Pro 9. An apparent leaked marketing image points to little visual updates for this year's Surface Laptop series too.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: Purported Founders Edition design surfaces bearing similarities with RTX 3080
According to reports, NVIDIA is preparing the RTX 4070, an AD104-based graphics card with 10 GB or 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM. Sporting Ada Lovelace's subtle redesigns, the RTX 4070 Founders Edition is alleged to resemble a shorter RTX 3080 Founders Edition card.
Seeed Studio previews new reComputer mini-PCs powered by NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano and Orin NX series
Seeed Studio has announced new reComputer mini-PCs. Based on NVIDIA's powerful Jetson Orin Nano and Orin NX series, the mini-PCs will be available later this year and will start from US$199 in the case of Jetson Orin Nano variants.
ASUS ExpertCenter PN53 announced with AMD Ryzen 6000H APUs and DDR5 RAM in mini-PC form factor
ASUS has unveiled the ExpertCenter PN53, a mini-PC based on AMD's latest Ryzen 6000H series. Available with up to the Ryzen 9 6900HX and the Radeon 680M, the ASUS ExpertCenter PN53 also features DDR5 RAM, three drive slots and plenty of I/O.
One UI 5 Beta 4 lands with bug fixes for Samsung Galaxy S22 series
Samsung has released One UI 5 Beta 4 to the Galaxy S22 series. Available as a 1.5 GB download in the US, the latest One UI 5 beta build focuses on bug fixes while removing the multi-user feature that earlier One UI 5 Betas contained.
Hardkernel launches ODROID-Go Ultra with Amlogic S922X running custom EmulationStation build
Hardkernel has finally started selling the ODROID-Go Ultra, its latest gaming handheld. Available in two finishes, the ODROID-Go Ultra has an Amlogic S922X chipset, 2 GB of RAM and a 5-inch display running at 854 x 480 pixels, among other features.
ASUS starts selling Vivobook 16X OLED and Vivobook 17X OLED in Europe with AMD Ryzen and Intel options from €799
ASUS has announced that it has started selling two of its latest mid-range laptops in Europe. Both equipped with OLED displays, the Vivobook 16X OLED and Vivobook 17X OLED also feature a choice between AMD Ryzen 5000 and Intel Alder Lake processors. The pair start at €799, but more powerful configurations push prices up.
Oppo A77s arrives with a stylish design powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 silicon
Oppo has expanded the A77 series to include the A77s, a 6.56-inch handset with a 90 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery. Also equipped with a Snapdragon 680 chipset, the Oppo A77s arrives with ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12, among other features.
Steam Deck: Valve finally makes powerful gaming handheld freely orderable
Valve has confirmed that a reservation is no longer needed to order the Steam Deck. Still available from US$399 and up, the Steam Deck should ship within two weeks of being ordered.
Infinix Hot 20 5G: Mid-range smartphone debuts with MediaTek Dimensity 810 and 120 Hz display
Infinix has unleashed another mid-range smartphone. Building on the Zero Ultra and the Zero 20, the Infinix Hot 20 5G combines the MediaTek Dimensity 810 with 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a 5,000 mAh battery. The Infinix Hot 20 5G comes in three colours and retails for US$179.90.
Analyst names four colour options for Samsung Galaxy S23 series
According to a renowned smartphone analyst, Samsung has decided to offer next year's Galaxy S23 series in four colours, mirroring this year's Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra. Naming all four colours, it seems that Samsung has made some adjustments to the colours in which it currently sells its flagship smartphones.
Google Tensor G2: Chipset details revealed following Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro launches
While Google decided against revealing technical data for the Tensor G2, XDA Developers is on hand to reveal specifics about the new chipset. Like the A16 Bionic, it seems that the Tensor G2 will only offer moderate improvements over last year's Google Tensor.
Samsung pushes stability improvements to Galaxy Buds2 Pro with first public software update
Samsung has released the first public software update for the Galaxy Buds2 Pro. Arriving roughly six weeks after the earbuds' launch, R510XXU0AVI7 is available to download now through the Galaxy Wearable app.
Google Pixel Tablet previewed again with novel wireless charging speaker dock
Google continues to tease the Pixel Tablet, which the company has confirmed is the device's official name. Still on track for a 2023 release, the Pixel Tablet will rely on the new Tensor G2 chipset and can double as a Nest Hub Max when needed.
Google Pixel Watch arrives with Samsung Exynos 9110 SoC, 2 GB of RAM and stock Wear OS 3.5
Google has started selling the Pixel Watch in multiple markets. Equipped with the chipset from the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3, the Pixel Watch also has a stylish design, is available for free with Pixel 7 Pro pre-orders and marks greater Fitbit integration within Wear OS.
Google Pixel 7: Shrunken flagship launches in three colours with Google Tensor G2 chipset
The Pixel 7 has arrived and is already available to pre-order. Shipping with a complimentary pair of Pixel Buds Pro or money off the Pixel Watch if you pre-order before October 17, the Pixel 7 has many of the same features as the Pixel 7 Pro but in a chassis that is even smaller than the Pixel 6.
Google Pixel 7 Pro launches with attractive pre-order deals
Google has finally presented the Pixel 7 Pro, its latest flagship smartphone. Equipped with Tensor G2 and Titan M2 chips, the Pixel 7 Pro is slightly smaller than its predecessor while maintaining many of its features. As expected, Google is offering handsome pre-order deals to tempt people to pick up its latest premium handset.
Infinix Zero Ultra: Samsung ISOCELL HP1 wielding smartphone arrives with industry-leading fast charging for US$520
Infinix has confirmed pricing for the Zero Ultra, a smartphone that can fully recharge its 4,500 mAh battery in 12 minutes. Also equipped with the Samsung ISOCELL HP1 from the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra and the Xiaomi 12T Pro, the Infinix Zero Ultra is available for US$520 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Infinix Zero 20 launched for under €500 with Samsung ISOCELL HM2 camera and a 90 Hz AMOLED display
Infinix has released the Zero 20, a mid-range smartphone powered by the new MediaTek Helio G99 chipset. Also equipped with 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage, the Infinix Zero 20 will ship with Android 12 and Samsung's well-known ISOCELL HM2 camera sensor, among other features.
Motorola Moto G32 5G details surface with codename 'Devon'
According to reports, Motorola is preparing to release a 5G version of the Moto G32. Equipped with a MediaTek chipset instead of a Qualcomm one, the Moto G32 5G seemingly shares many features with its 4G sibling.
Motorola Maui: Design and specifications leak of approaching entry-level smartphone
Specifications and the design of 'Maui' have leaked online. Supposedly an upcoming entry-level handset, the Motorola 'Maui' is reputed to feature the MediaTek Helio G37 and 3 GB of RAM, plus a 720p display and four cameras.
Sony Xperia 1 IV cuts a poor figure in underwhelming battery life results
The Sony Xperia 1 IV may have a lot going for it, but battery life is not one of them. With comparatively slow charging too, the Xperia 1 IV falls short of expectations, particularly given its 5,000 mAh battery. As detailed battery life analysis demonstrates, the Xperia 1 IV needs recharging significantly sooner than its peers.
Simple Phone launches for €399 devoid of Google with SimpleOS
The Simple Phone is aimed at those who want a smartphone free of interference from Google. Instead, the Simple Phone ships with SimpleOS, an open-source OS based on Android 11 that ships with F-Droid, not the Google Play Store.
Huawei Nova 10 SE launches as a mid-range smartphone with 66 W fast charging and a 108 MP triple camera array
Huawei has introduced the Nova 10 SE, a mid-range smartphone that fits some impressive hardware within its 7.39 mm chassis. Powered by the Snapdragon 680, the Huawei Nova 10 SE features a 108 MP primary camera, 66 W fast charging and a 90 Hz display.
Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro to receive three major Android updates but will still ship with Android 12
Xiaomi has sought to assure fans of the extent of software coverage for the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro, such is the importance of software support among Android OEMs these days. While Xiaomi promises four years of software support for the Xiaomi 12T series, its decision to launch the pair on Android 12 leaves a lot to be desired.
Google Pixel Watch specs leak online
The Pixel Watch is almost upon us after months of teasing. Ahead of tomorrow's launch event, a leaker has shared the smartwatch's specifications, including the presence of 2 GB of RAM but the lowly Exynos 9110 SoC.
Huawei Watch GT Cyber: New smartwatch slated to appear this month alongside P50 Pocket New
According to new information, Huawei is on the verge of launching the Watch GT Cyber. Purportedly, the upcoming smartwatch will debut together with the P50 Pocket New, a revised version of Huawei's Galaxy Z Flip4 competitor.
Google Pixel Watch: Unboxing photos show thick display bezels as watch band prices leak
Fresh leaks have revealed more information about the Pixel Watch before the device's impending introduction. Not only unboxing photos emerged, but also hands-on photos of the smartwatch's proprietary watch band, which Amazon has confirmed will cost at least £49 each.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2: Design and specifications leak for upcoming dual-driver earbuds
Renowned leaker OnLeaks has shared specifications of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, the company's next high-end pair of earbuds. Reputedly, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will launch with superior ANC, two drivers per earbud and LHDC codec support, among other changes.
Google Nest Wifi Pro: Pre-orders commence for Matter standard and Wi-Fi 6E compatible routers
Google has unveiled the Nest Wifi Pro, its most advanced Wi-Fi router to date. Not only does the new router support Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, but multiple units can also be used in a mesh set-up. The Google Nest Wifi Pro supports the Matter smart home standard too, among other features.
Pico 4: Pre-orders go live for Meta Quest 2 competitor
The Pico 4 is now available to order, just over two weeks after its introduction. Starting at £379 in the UK and €429 in the Eurozone, the Pico 4 comes with pancake lenses, a higher resolution display than the Quest 2 and a larger battery to boot.
Google Pixel 7 Pro may have a worse telephoto camera than the Pixel 6 Pro amid other strange camera changes
According to a new report, Google has tweaked numerous camera specifications between the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series, including the upcoming Pixel 7 Pro. From FoV changes to a worse telephoto camera for the Pixel 7 Pro, it seems that not all alterations are for the better.
Google October update could be the last for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
Google has released the October update for Pixel smartphones, including the recent Pixel 6a. While it has reached the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, it appears to be the pair's last guaranteed update, three years on from their release.
Samsung QN100B Neo QLED TV launches with 5,000 nits of peak brightness and a 120 W 14-channel sound system
The Samsung QN100B Neo QLED TV offers 5,000 nits of brightness, double what most conventional TVs can achieve. Equipped with a 98-inch, 14-bit and mini LED panel, the Samsung QN100B Neo QLED TV also has a 120 W speaker system, a 4K native resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Huawei previews Vision Smart Screen 75-inch and 86-inch Smart TVs with 120 Hz refresh rates
Huawei has teased the Vision Smart Screen 75 and Vision Smart Screen 86, two Smart TVs that will be available later this month. Equipped with colour-accurate and fast displays, the pair will run HarmonyOS 3, Huawei's latest in-house operating system.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro arrive with LDAC support, ANC and a dual driver set-up
Xiaomi has started selling the Redmi Buds 4 Pro in Europe, starting at €89.99 until October 11. Equipped with dual drivers per earbud, the Redmi Buds 4 Pro supports Hi-Res Audio, the LDAC codec and should deliver 9 hours of battery life between charges.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 arrive with 30 hours of battery life and ANC for €59.99
Xiaomi has presented the Redmi Buds 4 in Europe, a cheaper alternative to the Redmi Buds 4 Pro. Equipped with 10 mm dynamic drivers, the Redmi Buds 4 also support ANC and should deliver up to 30 hours of battery life, among other features.
Xiaomi TV Q2 series announced in three sizes from €549.99 with Google TV and 4K resolutions
Xiaomi has brought three new Smart TVs to Europe. All equipped with 4K panels and Google TV, the Xiaomi TV Q2 series also boasts 92% DCI-P3 colour space coverage and three HDMI ports, among other features.
Xiaomi releases Redmi Pad in Europe with a 90 Hz display at a mid-range price tag
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Pad, a mid-range Android tablet that comes in two memory configurations and three colours. Available from €279.90 until October 7, the Redmi Pad features a large 90 Hz display and a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset.
Xiaomi Smart Band 7 Pro arrives in Europe with €89.99 early bird pricing
Xiaomi has introduced the Smart Band 7 Pro in Europe, where it comes in two case colours with eight watch strap types. Available from today, the Smart Band 7 Pro will cost €89.99 until October 11, after which it will rise to €99.99.
Xiaomi 12T series arrives with flagship hardware, 1220p displays and high-resolution OIS cameras
Xiaomi has revealed the Xiaomi 12T series, consisting of the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro. Both equipped with tempting hardware for smartphone fans, the Xiaomi 12T Pro is more geared toward those who want a flagship smartphone without paying the current going rate for flagship smartphones. The Xiaomi 12T series is orderable from today with pre-order bonus, including a free Redmi Pad.
Huawei Watch D: European launch date announced for long-awaited smartwatch
Huawei has finally confirmed when it will launch the Watch D in Europe. Starting in Germany, the Watch D will be the first commercially-available smartwatch with a built-in blood pressure cuff, among other advanced health tracking features.
Samsung Galaxy A54: Camera upgrade detailed for 2023-bound mid-range smartphone
Initial camera details for the Galaxy A54 have leaked, signalling a change from its predecessors. While Samsung has persisted with the same 64 MP sensor for three generations, the Galaxy A54 is rumoured to be moving onto pastures new, among other changes.
Meta Quest 3: Specifications, release window and CAD renders leak for cheaper alternative to upcoming Quest Pro VR headset
Meta may be focused on delivering the Quest Pro headset, but Bradley Lynch has delivered a sizeable leak about next year's Quest 3. While the Quest 3 will carry over some Quest Pro features, it will miss out on technologies that its competitors will offer, such as OLED displays and advanced facial tracking.
Fitbit Versa 2: Numerous owners report smartwatches becoming unusable after latest software update
According to multiple owner reports, Fitbit's latest update for the Versa 2 has rendered some units practically useless. Believed to be a bug missed during testing, the issue leads to touchscreens no longer working in affected Versa 2 smartwatches.
Sony Xperia 1 V: More camera specifications emerge with talk of improved variable zoom periscope camera
According to reports, Sony is looking to build on the variable zoom camera included in this year's Xperia 1 IV. Additionally, the Xperia 1 V may borrow from the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max by re-using their 48 MP primary cameras.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3 receive new watch faces and other changes in Tizen OS 22.214.171.124 updates
Samsung has rolled out new updates for its older flagship smartwatches. Available on the Galaxy Watch Active2 and the Galaxy Watch3, the update brings a few new features to both smartwatches, such as two watch faces.
Huawei Vision Smart Screen Z65 Gaming Edition unveiled with HarmonyOS 3, HDMI 2.1 and 120 Hz support
Huawei has announced a new Smart TV in China aimed at gamers. Billed as the Vision Smart Screen Z65 Gaming Edition, the Smart TV has a 4K native resolution, a 120 Hz panel, a 50 W Devialet sound system and HDMI 2.1 connectivity, among other things.
Motorola Moto G72 released with a 120 Hz pOLED display and a 108 MP triple camera set-up
The Moto G72 has arrived following a short teaser campaign. Billed as Motorola's latest mid-range smartphone, the Moto G72 has a 6.55-inch and 120 Hz pOLED display, a 108 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features. Sadly, Motorola has chosen a weaker chipset to keep costs down.
Apple enables Stage Manager software support on older iPad Pro tablets with a catch for newer models
A new iPadOS 16 beta build has confirmed that Apple is moving away from making Stage Manager an M1-exclusive feature. Instead, the multitasking feature has been opened up to iPads with A12X Bionic and A12Z Bionic chipsets.
OnePlus Nord Watch: New budget smartwatch arrives in two colours and with a large AMOLED display
OnePlus has unveiled the Nord Watch in India, where it starts at INR 4,999 (~US$60). Available in two colours, the OnePlus Nord Watch has a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, impressive battery life and IP68 certification, among other features.
Xiaomi certifies three Redmi Note 12 series smartphones with up to 210 W fast charging for top model
Recent 3C listings suggest that Xiaomi could be on the verge of blowing its current 120W HyperCharge out of the water, starting with the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus. Seemingly set for a global release, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus should be capable of an astounding 210 W fast wired charging.
Nokia X30 5G launches in Europe and the UK with an introductory bonus
HMD Global now sells the Nokia X30 5G in Europe and the UK. Available in two memory configurations and in two colours, the Nokia X30 5G combines a Snapdragon 695 chipset with a 90 Hz AMOLED display and three high-resolution cameras. The Nokia X30 5G is orderable now from £399 or €519 in the Eurozone.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11R launches with a copycat POCO design at a mid-range price
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 11R in its home market. Already available in China, the Redmi Note 11R has a 90 Hz display, a Dimensity 700 chipset and up to 8 GB of RAM. Also, the new smartphone bears more than a passing resemblance to the POCO M4 5G.
Banana Pi BPI-PicoW-S3 introduced as Raspberry Pi Pico W clone
Banana Pi has started selling the BPI-PicoW-S3, a development board that follows the form factor of the Raspberry Pi Pico W. Supposedly more powerful than Raspberry Pi's effort, the BPI-PicoW-S3 is orderable now from US$5.50.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 receive dismal repairability score from teardown specialists
iFixit has disassembled the AirPods Pro 2, Apple's latest flagship earbuds. Sadly, the AirPods Pro 2 is basically unrepairable and is at odds with Apple's apparent embrace of right to repair. As iFixit found out, destroying the AirPods Pro 2 is the only way to access some components.
Galaxy S23 Ultra: Leaker describes next year's flagship as 'best smartphone designed by Samsung' amid display bezel analysis
According to a renowned leaker, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a thinner chin than its predecessor. While not quite even bezels, the changes have led @UniverseIce to declare that the Galaxy S23 Ultra could be Samsung's sharpest smartphone design to date.
Huawei removes Leica branding from P50 Pro smartphones
With Leica switching allegiances to Xiaomi, it should come as no surprise to see Huawei revise the P50 Pro and remove any references to the German camera company. Reportedly, Huawei has also ditched the power supply from its latest flagship smartphone too.
Google Pixel 7: Amazon leaks surprisingly low Eurozone pricing
It seems that the Pixel 7 will launch in Europe for significantly less than was previously assumed. While the likes of Apple have already raised prices in Europe following a strong US dollar, leaked Amazon pricing suggests that Google will absorb losses to maximise sales in Europe.
DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise series is now orderable as Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T drones
DJI has introduced the Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T, the sole members of the new Mavic 3 Enterprise series. Building on the regular Mavic 3 series, the Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T offer up to 45-minute flight times and even a thermal camera in the case of the Mavic 3T.
Morefine S600: Powerful mini-PC arrives on Indiegogo with Intel Core i9-12900H and Core i9-12900HK options from US$669
Morefine has brought the S600 to Indiegogo, its powerful mini-PC that comes with the Core i9-12900H or the Core i9-12900HK. Also available with up to 64 GB of storage and a 1 TB SSD, the Morefine S600 starts at US$669 as a barebones unit with the Core i9-12900H.
Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Studio 3 details emerge with 12th Gen Intel Core processors all round
More details about upcoming Surface products have leaked online ahead of Microsoft's annual hardware event on October 12. Reputedly, Microsoft has opted for four Intel Alder Lake-U processors for the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5. However, only configuration may be available for the Surface Studio 3.
Full Xiaomi 12T series prices and memory configurations leak before October 4 launch
The next generation in Xiaomi's 'T' series is just a few days away from launching. In the meantime, prices and memory configurations for both Xiaomi 12T series models have leaked, confirming that only a maximum of 256 GB of storage will be available even for the Xiaomi 12T Pro. There may be significant price differences between the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro, too.
Dell Alienware Aurora R15: Refreshed gaming PC presented with improved cooling, a new PSU, upgraded processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs
Dell has introduced a new version of the Alienware Aurora R15, the company's high-end gaming desktop. Now equipped with 13th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, the Aurora R15 will be available later this autumn in North America.
Microsoft Surface Studio 3 and Project Volterra arrive on FCC ahead of October 12 introduction
It seems that Microsoft has certified the Surface Studio 3 and Project Volterra with the FCC ahead of their North American releases. While the FCC has not revealed too many Project Volterra details, it appears to have leaked the Surface Studio 3's design.
Alienware AW3423DWF: Dell previews a cheaper QD OLED curved gaming monitor with a 165 Hz refresh rate
Dell has pivoted to making cheaper QD-OLED gaming monitors. Starting with the Alienware AW3423DWF, the shift brings QD-OLED panels for a US$1,099 price point, US$200 more affordable than the current Alienware AW3423DW.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro: Variable aperture camera flagship arrives in Europe at Apple iPhone 14 Pro prices
The Huawei Mate 50 Pro has debuted in Europe, starting at €1,299. Equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and a 120 Hz OLED display, the Mate 50 Pro should provide decent competition against current flagship smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus: First renders show camera design inspiration from Galaxy S22 Ultra
It seems that Samsung is shaking up the design of its flagship smartphone series. According to the renowned OnLeaks, the Galaxy S23 Plus has taken a leaf out of the Galaxy S22 Ultra's book. Not only has the leaker shared high-resolution renders, but he has also shared a 360-degree video of next year's flagship smartphone.
Xiaomi Pad 5 receives Android 12 globally courtesy of MIUI 13.1 update
Xiaomi has started rolling out Android 12 to the Pad 5 outside China by way of MIUI 13.1. Available as V126.96.36.199.SKXEUXM, V188.8.131.52.SKXMIXM and V184.108.40.206.SKXINXM, the update is over a 3 GB download and carries the September 2022 set of security patches, among other changes.
Logitech leaks unreleased Xbox Series X model
A TV advert for a new Logitech gaming headset appears to show a previously unavailable version of the Xbox Series X. Unacknowledged by the company, the unreleased model may have been received as part of Logitech's close collaboration with Microsoft. It remains to be seen whether Microsoft plans to release the Xbox Series X model shown, though.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11R: Pricing for unreleased but familiar-looking smartphone leaks
According to reports, Xiaomi is preparing to launch another member in the Redmi Note 11 series. Billed as the Redmi Note 11R, the smartphone appears to be a re-branded POCO smartphone, underlined by similarities between its specifications and those of the POCO M4 5G.
Xiaomi Redmi Pad: Specifications leak for upcoming 10-inch, 90 Hz and 8,000 mAh battery wielding Android tablet
Two renowned leakers have shared numerous details about the Redmi Pad. Equipped with a 10.61-inch display and a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, the Xiaomi Redmi Pad will launch later this year in multiple colours and with a stylish design. Based on the device's name, the Redmi Pad should be a cheaper option to the Xiaomi Pad 5 series too.
Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus leaks as a cheap entry-level smartphone with an upgrade over the regular Redmi A1
Apparently, Xiaomi is planning to release another entry-level smartphone under the Redmi A series. Alleged to be the Redmi A1 Plus, the device should have a distinct advantage over the regular model, albeit with the same drawbacks too.
Google Pixel 7: Pricing for 128 GB model and release date confirmed ahead of official reveal
Amazon US has confirmed pricing for the Pixel 7, as well as a release date. Set to undercut many of its rivals, the Pixel 7 will launch with a subtly improved design over last year's Pixel 6, as well as an upgraded chipset and a superior selfie camera, among other changes.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: Leaker reveals important specifications for upcoming flagship smartphone
Google is a little over a week from launching the Pixel Watch, Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro. While the company has already confirmed the latter's design, many specifications remain unclear. A renowned leaker has detailed many remaining details though, underlining the small differences between the Pixel 7 Pro and the Pixel 6 Pro.
Sony PlayStation 5 developer kit with display and 2.5 TB SSD highlighted in new video
The Sony PlayStation 5 developer kit has finally been showcased in an in-depth video. Detailing not only the dev kit's hardware, the video also showcases its software and how it differs from a retail PS5.
Xiaomi CIVI 2 launched in China with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset and a 120 Hz AMOLED display
Xiaomi has finally released the CIVI 2, a smartphone that is expected to launch outside China as the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE or Xiaomi 13 Lite. Running Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 silicon, the Xiaomi CIVI 2 has a 120 Hz AMOLED display, up to 12 GB of RAM and a total of five cameras.
Anbernic RG353V gaming handheld released alongside RG353VS with Android support and HDMI output
Anbernic has introduced the RG353V and RG353VS, two vertical retro gaming handhelds with 3.5-inch displays. Starting from US£89.99, the RG353V series costs up to US$142.99 with 256 GB of eMMC flash storage.
Logitech G Cloud price already cut following launch
Logitech has reduced the price of the G Cloud, days after presenting the device. Equipped with a Snapdragon 720G chipset and 4 GB of RAM, the Logitech G Cloud should only be considered as a gaming streaming device, not a conventional gaming handheld.
Sony PlayStation 5 receives new 6 nm AMD Oberon Plus with a few quality of life improvements
Recently, Sony started delivering a new PlayStation 5 revision, the third to date. Not only is the console 300 g lighter than its predecessor, but it also features an upgraded APU based on 6 nm nodes. The die shrink should reduce fan noise, among other improvements.
Google Pixel Watch: Leaked retail packaging hints at earlier than expected release date and confirms Fitbit integration
Google's retail packaging for the Pixel Watch has leaked ahead of the smartwatch's impending release. Seemingly set to be available sooner than other rumours claimed, the leaked packaging confirms Google's plans to push Fitbit as part of the Pixel Watch experience too.
Vivo X Fold Plus debuts in China with performance, efficiency and battery improvements
Vivo has introduced the X Fold Plus in China, a follow-up to the Vivo X Fold. Effectively a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 competitor, the X Fold Plus features a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset with a 4,730 mAh battery, among other minor changes.
ZTE Axon 30S presented with a notch-free display and Android 12 at an affordable price
ZTE has introduced the Axon 30S in China, where it is orderable from today. Although ZTE has pitched the Axon 30S as a mid-range smartphone, it contains some flagship hardware, including an under-display camera (UDC). The ZTE Axon 30S has a huge 120 Hz panel too, along with support for 55 W fast charging, among other features.
Sony previews PlayStation VR 2 'revolutionary immersive' features
The launch of Sony's next-generation VR headset may be a few months away, but the company has sought to demonstrate some of its most exciting features. Supposedly revolutionary and immersive, the PS VR2 will push 2,000 x 2,040 pixels per eye via its OLED displays.
NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation announced ahead of December release with over 18,000 CUDA cores and 48 GB VRAM
NVIDIA has introduced another RTX A6000, dubbed the RTX A6000 Ada Generation. As its name suggests, the new RTX A6000 relies on the Ada Lovelace architecture, likely the AD102 GPU. Equipped with over 18,000 CUDA cores and 567 Tensor cores, the RTX A6000 Ada Generation will be available later this year with a massive 48 GB of VRAM.
NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano: Configurations and pricing confirmed ahead of January 2023 release
NVIDIA has presented the Jetson Orin Nano series, a pair of system-on-modules (SOM) that supposedly deliver up to 80x the performance of the original Jetson Nano. Not only has NVIDIA confirmed the pair's release date, but it has also outlined their pricing.
DJI teases Rise to the Call launch event for Mavic 3 Enterprise series drones
DJI is preparing to release even more drones, having only just announced the Avata. While the Avata is a first-person view drone, DJI will use its 'Rise to the Call' event to showcase new enterprise drones. Rumoured to be the Mavic 3 Thermal and the Mavic 3 Enterprise, the pair will build on the existing Mavic 3 series.
DJI OM 6 and Osmo Mobile SE specifications and prices leak as 'Unfold Your Creativity' launch event confirmed
DJI has confirmed another launch event, this time billed as helping 'Unfold Your Creativity'. Scheduled for September 22, several leaks have confirmed that the devices to be presented will be the OM 6 and the Osmo Mobile SE, a pair of smartphone gimbals. Prices for the pair have also emerged, as have their specifications.
Google teases Pixel 7 Pro in censored hands-on video with launch date confirmation
Google continues to promote the Pixel 7 Pro, one of three upcoming Pixel products. Now, the company has released a hands-on video of its next-generation flagship, albeit a rather blurred one. Google has finally confirmed pre-order dates too.
GPD Win 4: Company boasts that new console is 'better than Steam Deck' in launch date and specifications announcement
GPD has confirmed all specifications for the Win 4, its Radeon 680M and Ryzen 7 6800U-powered gaming handheld. Not only has the company outlined the Win 4's specifications, but it has also announced its launch date. For some reason, GPD keeps gunning for the Valve Steam Deck too.
Xiaomi CIVI 2: Launch date and design confirmed as company teases specifications
Xiaomi has revealed the CIVI 2, smartphone that is expected to arrive globally as the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE or Xiaomi 13 Lite. Not only has the company unveiled the smartphone's design, but it has also confirmed a few specifications and has outlined its launch date in China.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro receives new global update following ECG activation
Huawei has started rolling out Harmony OS 220.127.116.115 for the Watch GT 3 Pro. Available globally, the update follows the company's announcement that ECG functionality is now available on the smartwatch in multiple markets. With a few optimisations, Harmony OS 18.104.22.1685 is approximately a 95 MB download via the Huawei Health app.
NVIDIA Tegra T239: New leak offers clues about rumours next-generation Nintendo Switch chipset
The existence of the NVIDIA Tegra T239 has been more or less confirmed, with Linux kernel support added for the unreleased chipset. Expected to be a customised version of the Tegra T234, the Tegra T239 is rumoured to power a next-generation Nintendo Switch, possibly the Switch Pro or the Switch 2.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 prices, details and configurations leak with possibility of no AMD Ryzen models for refreshed ultrabook series
According to a new report, the Surface Laptop 5 could miss out on AMD Ryzen models, a break from earlier generations. Purportedly, the Surface Laptop 5 could arrive with Intel Alder Lake-U series processors instead, a fate now also rumoured to be the case for the Surface Pro 9. Prices, memory configurations and new colour options have leaked too.
Chromecast with Google TV (HD) almost official in Android TV Guide leak as European pricing surfaces
Google has taken a step closer to releasing a cheaper version of the Chromecast with Google TV. Billed as an HD version, the device is rumoured to launch for €43 in the Eurozone. In the meantime, the Android TV Guide has outlined practically all key Chromecast with Google TV (HD) specifications.
ONEXPLAYER mini Pro: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U model announced from US$919 with up to 32 GB of RAM
One-netbook has revealed pricing and configurations for the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-powered version of its ONEXPLAYER mini Pro. Launching for as little as US$919, the machine comes with a 48 Wh battery, LPDDR5 RAM and a 7-inch display, among other features.
Xiaomi will not ape Apple with 'Dynamic Island' on the Redmi K60 series
Contrary to reports, Xiaomi has not confirmed that the Redmi K60 series will receive a Dynamic Island-style notification system. While Xiaomi claims to have considered the matter, it will not be moving ahead with copying Apple's novel use of the space occupied by the sizeable pill punch-hole on the iPhone 14 Pro series.
GPD Win 4: Multi-function dock and backlit keyboard confirmed for upcoming gaming handheld
GPD has confirmed more information about the Win 4, its next gaming handheld. Set to do battle with the likes of the new ONEXPLAYER mini Pro, the GPD Win 4 will launch with a first-party dock, as well as a superior keyboard compared to the one found in its predecessor.
NVIDIA announces RTX 4080 12 GB and RTX 4080 16 GB for US$899 and US$1,119 ahead of November launch
NVIDIA has presented the RTX 4080 series in 12 GB and 16 GB flavours. Equipped with different GPUs, the RTX 4080 12 GB and RTX 4080 16 GB are two of three Ada Lovelace graphics cards presented so far, with the other being the RTX 4090.
Khadas Edge2: Single-board computer launches in four variants from US$199.99
Khadas has started selling the Edge2, a single-board computer (SBC) that it claims will deliver 'ARM PC' performance levels. Equipped with the Rockchip RK3588S, the Khadas Edge2 is available in four configurations. Prices start from US$199.99, with early bird pricing set to end on October 31.
Google Pixel Watch: Pricing leaks for European and US markets as talk of November shipment date emerges
According to new reports, the Pixel Watch and the Pixel 7 series will not begin shipping simultaneously. Instead, while Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro pre-orders should reach people in mid-October, the Pixel Watch will be held back until early November. Pricing in the Eurozone and the US has leaked too, as have various colour combinations.
Nothing Phone (1): Nothing OS 1.1.4 delivers LHDC high-definition audio support and camera upgrades
Nothing has started rolling out Nothing OS 1.1.4, an update that brings numerous improvements to the Phone (1). Not only does the update contain new features, but it also bundles camera improvements, system optimisations and bug fixes. Available to download now, Nothing OS 1.1.4 is over a 100 MB download.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition leaks hours ahead of #ProjectBeyond showcase
The RTX 40 series is almost upon us, ahead of which VideoCardz has leaked an image of the RTX 4090 Founders Edition. Confirming minor design changes from its RTX 30 series predecessors, the RTX 4090 Founders Edition should launch later today with two versions of the RTX 4080.