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Honor View10 smartphone will be just $350 USD for four days only (Source: Honor)

Honor View10 smartphone will be just $350 USD for four days only

The relatively steep 30 percent price cut comes 9 months after the initial launch of the smartphone. Honor says the deal will only apply to North American users for now with no plans to extend the promotion overseas.
The Red Magic gaming phone. (Source: ZTE)

Red Magic gaming phone successor reportedly appears on Antutu, crushes Xiaomi rival

Red Magic is an 'alternative' gaming phone developed by Nubia in order to compete with the likes of Xiaomi's Black Shark. Now, the second generation of this device, which may be called the Red Magic Mars, has started to show up in...
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NYU researchers developed an AI that can imitate fingerprints to bypass biometric readers

In a paper presented at a biometric securities conference, a research team from NYU showed off a new algorithm for cracking fingerprint readers. The system, named "DeepMasterPrints," operates in similar fashion to a dictionary att...
The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. (Source: CNET)

New Korean beta ROM for Samsung Galaxy S9 series contains One UI

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have been reported not to be in line for official upgrades to Pie until January. In the meantime, some users do have access to a version of the OS, in exchange for some beta-testing. In Korea, the...
5G may be here soon, but AT&T thinks its path to success won't be that short. (Source: Converge Digest)

5G is not all it's cracked up to be (yet): AT&T

The United States and South Korea are the countries most strongly linked with the earliest widespread roll-outs of the new mobile data-transfer standard, 5G. AT&T is one of the US networks engaged in the upcoming national 5G distr...
Lenovo Motorola is likely preparing a set of new Moto smartphones and maybe a G7 series. (Source: Mr Gizmo)

New Motorola devices appear in FCC filings

Recent FCC filings for an XT1952 and an XT1965 have sparked rumours that Lenovo Motorola is preparing to release new Moto devices. These documents come in the wake of the Moto G6 series, which Lenovo Motorola released earlier this...
The Sharp Aquos R2 Compact. (Source: The Verge)

If you dislike notched phones, you'll detest Sharp's new Aquos R2 Compact that sports two notches

While we're still coming to terms with the distressing fact that notches may be a long-term feature in smartphones, Japanese OEM Sharp has gone the extra mile by including two notches on its new flagship. And no, that is not a jok...
The Snapdragon 8150 represents yet another change in Qualcomm's naming scheme. (Source: Qualcomm)

The Snapdragon 8150 makes its way to AnTuTu, outperforms Apple's A12 Bionic

The Snapdragon 8150, Kirin 980, A12 Bionic, and a few other SoCs were intensively tested on AnTuTu, with the results showing the Snapdragon 8150's overall dominance. The A12 Bionic managed to hold the high ground in a few departme...
Some, but not all, Galaxy S10s may come with 5G next year. (Source: News4C)

The '5G Samsung Galaxy S10' may not have Snapdragon variants

Samsung is rumored to be preparing multiple varieties of its upcoming S10 series, one of which will be 5G-enabled. The well-regarded leakster Roland Quandt believes that, if this SKU is to exist, it will come with the new Exynos 9...
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The modular Fairphone 2 gets updated... to Android 7.1 Nougat

The Fairphone 2 has finally received an update to Android 7.1 Nougat, a two-year-old version of the mobile OS. Considering the Fairphone 2's age and the slow rollout of supported software, the handset may be entering its end-of-li...
Razer Phone 2 coming to AT&T early November 2018

AT&T adding the Razer Phone 2 to its portfolio later this week

The successor of the original Razer Phone will go on sale this Friday directly online from AT&T's website, but those in a hurry will also be able to grab it from the San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and Seattle flagship stores. Eve...
Oukitel WP2 Smartphone Review

76% Oukitel WP2 Smartphone Review

Power bank with a display. The Oukitel WP2 combines the two favorite aspects of Chinese smartphones: a robust presentation and huge batteries. But can the rest of the equipment keep up as well?
Mediatek MT6750T | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 6" | 364 g
The Exynos 9820. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung unveils its new Exynos 9820 with 8nm LPP process and Cortex-A75 cores

Samsung has unveiled its new premium SoC, the Exynos 9820. The chipset will be used on devices like the much-awaited Galaxy S10 and Note 10. It is built on Samsung's 8nm node and features the new Mali-G76 GPU found on the Kirin 98...
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Ming-Chi Kuo cuts iPhone XR sales expectations by 30-35 percent

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has told investors to temper sales expectations for the iPhone XR. Citing trade disputes, consumer fatigue, and steep competition, Kuo has slashed sales expectations for the iPhone XR by 35% for 20...
The Nokia 6. (Source: Pocket Lint)

Nokia confirms that the Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 8 will receive Pie

HMD has sent the Pie update out to the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus. The company has now reaffirmed its commitment to providing steady software updates by confirming that the last-gen Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 8 will also all receive the A...
The Poco F1. (Source: GSMArena)

Xiaomi officially launches the Pocophone F1 in South Korea

Xiaomi's launched its enthusiast-oriented Pocophone F1 a few months ago in Europe and India. The company is set to bring the device to South Korea on November 19, and it will be sold locally by SK Telecom, LG Uplus, and KT.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Ice Blue Android handset to hit the market as China-exclusive (Source: Samsung China)

Ice Blue Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ coming to China next week

Although there is little doubt about the fact that Samsung will make this color option available for the entire world in the coming months, the Ice Blue Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will only launch in China. Fortunately, those who ju...
Sharp D10

85% Sharp Aquos D10 Smartphone Review

Sharp photos. The Sharp Aquos D10 is attempting to win the hearts of shoppers with its camera that has optical zoom and its almost bezel-free design. The D10 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, and dual 12 & 13 MP PDAF cameras. Read on to find out whether the D10 can perform as good as it looks.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 | Qualcomm Adreno 508 | 5.9" | 165 g
The OnePlus 5 and 5T appear to be in line for some Pie soon. (Source: Android Authority)

New reports suggest promised Pie-based upgrade coming to OnePlus 5 and 5T soon

Earlier, OnePlus had made a commitment to bring Pie to its older flagship series. However, the company later admitted that this upgrade would be delayed. Now, it seems that the prospect of Pie for last year's phones, the 5 and 5T,...
Intel has officially unveiled its XMM 8160 5G modem. (Source: Intel)

Intel officially announces the XMM 8160 multi-mode 5G modem

Intel has unveiled its new XMM 8160 5G modem that will soon find place in phones, PCs, and other mobile devices. Intel is launching this modem half a year earlier than the supposed launch date. The XMM 8160 can handle data through...
Xiaomi Mi A2 Android smartphone gets Android Pie Beta firmware early November 2018

Android Pie Beta for the Xiaomi Mi A2 rolls out

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is supposed to receive the Android Pie update before the end of the year, but the firmware still needs some work. For now, the official Beta ROM can be downloaded via TWRP or fastboot and tried by the more adventu...
Apple could be adopting MPI antenna tech in upcoming iPhones. (Source: iFixit)

Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple's 2019 iPhones will incorporate MPI antenna technology

TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects that the next generation of Apple iPhone could be switching to MPI antenna technology instead of the LCP antennas as in the current models. This move is expected to improve costs and pro...
Adoptable Storage may be making a return to Samsung Android devices. (Source:

Android's Adoptable Storage feature may be coming back to Samsung devices

Adoptable Storage is a feature introduced with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). It allows a phone to effectively turn a microSD card into its own internal storage. Some brands still allow Adoptable Storage in their stock ROMs, but Samsu...
Not the best of entrances. (Source: NDTV)

Xiaomi enters the UK and is immediately caught up in a sales scandal

Last week, Xiaomi opened up shop in the UK. The triumphant entry into the market was marked by a flash sale, the likes of which have almost become a Xiaomi trademark. Sadly, participants of the sale noticed a few irregularities an...
The Samsung Galaxy S9+. (Source: Android Central)

The Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 will not receive Android Pie this year

Samsung's Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 may be some of the highest profile devices of 2018 but the company will not be sending the Android Pie update to users of those devices until next year.
Samsung Galaxy J4 Core is now more or less official. (Source: Samsung)

Android Go-powered Samsung Galaxy J4 Core is now official

The Samsung Galaxy J4 Core is now official and the phone's specifications have been listed on the company's Mobile Press website. The Galaxy J4 Core is an Android Go phone and therefore, sports modest specs. Pricing and availabili...
Umidigi Z2

82% Umidigi Z2 Smartphone Review

Colorful. The case of the Umidigi Z2 attracts with its changing colors and the hardware also offers sufficient room for more-demanding tasks. We evaluate in our test whether the Z2 is able to assert itself against the competitors.
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V | ARM Mali-G71 MP2 | 6.2" | 165 g
Several renders of the Samsung Infinity-O display. (Source: Twitter)

Latest Samsung Galaxy S10 leak alleges inclusion of Infinity-O display

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is likely to be coming soon, and with next-generation features such as an under- or in-display fingerprint scanner. A new leak about this phone aligns with the company's intentions for flat display technolog...
Huawei claims that you can charge other phones wirelessly with the Mate 20 Pro. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro's reverse wireless charging was tested and found to be extremely slow

Huawei introduced a new feature known as reverse (or inverted) wireless charging with the Mate 20 Pro. It means that the new flagship can be used as a charging pad for other devices with compatible technology. However, Android Aut...
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Facebook hopes to capture the youth vote with Lasso, a TikTok competitor

Lasso is a new short video sharing platform from Facebook designed to compete with TikTok. The new app, available now on iOS and Android, "makes it easy for anyone to create and share short videos with fun effects." Marketed at te...
The Infinity Flex Display revealed. (Source: Dezeen)

Samsung to release annual foldable line-up

It appears Samsung already has grand plans for the future of the Galaxy F foldable flagship. A report from the South Korean Yonhap News Agency has stated that the tech giant intends to keep releasing new foldable phones each year ...
The upcoming Kirin 990 would integrate a Balong 5000 5G modem and the performance boost is expected to reach 10% over the 980 model. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei already working on the 5G-ready Kirin 990 SoC

The 5G market is going to explode in 2019 and Huawei plans to be prepared for the event with the upcoming Kirin 990. This would be the company's first 5G-ready SoC manufactured on the 7 nm+ node, so it would also get a 10% perform...
Xiaomi did very well on the 11.11 sales event. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi closed 11.11 event with US$747 million in sales

11.11 was a major sales event for Chinese and international e-sellers that took place (accordingly enough) on November 11. Xiaomi has reportedly had a marked success for the day, making US$747 million by the end of the promotional...
OnePlus could be developing a distinct new premium lineup.

The OnePlus 7 will not support 5G but the company has plans for a new premium lineup

The OnePlus 7 (or whatever it'll be called) will not be the company's first 5G phone keeping in mind the high costs of the technology. However, OnePlus is indeed testing 5G in Qualcomm's labs for incorporation in a possible new pr...
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Android handset gets Pie update as of early November 2018

Android Pie finally hits the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZ1

Although Sony promised to deliver Android Pie on October 26 to quite a few supported Xperia handsets, the update was a bit delayed. Fortunately, the Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact are now finally receiving the Android 9.0...
Sony Xperia XZ3

88% Sony Xperia XZ3 Smartphone Review

Videos in 4K HDR. The Sony Xperia XZ3 is the company’s latest premium smartphone and one that has numerous features that are designed to enhance camera quality, sound, system performance and make the device easier to use. The XZ3 has a 6-inch OLED display, the likes of which we have seen in many other modern high-end smartphones, but its lack of a notch distinguishes it from its 2018 cohort. Read on to find out how else Sony has attempted to make the XZ3 stand out from the competition in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 | Qualcomm Adreno 630 | 6" | 193 g
Developers can enable multi-resume for their apps in Android 9 Pie. (Source: Android Developers Blog)

Android will soon offer multi-resume functionality

Google said that it will now allow developers to keep apps in multiple windows in a resumed state simultaneously in Android 9 Pie. Developers just need to add the required meta-data to their app's manifest to opt-in. Multi-resume ...
LG Q9 Android handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (Source: MySmartPrice News)

Mid-range LG Q9 spotted online, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor in tow

The first press render of the upcoming mid-range LG Q9 shows a notched display with a rather wide chin, as well as a noticeable forehead. The list of specs and features includes 4 GB of memory, NFC connectivity, 32 GB or 64 GB sto...
Samsung Exynos "Intelligence from within" teaser November 14 launch event (Source: Samsung Exynos on Twitter)

Samsung might unveil the Exynos 9820 SoC this Wednesday

Although the recent teaser that Samsung has posted on Twitter only says "Intelligence from within" and contains the date of November 14, it is almost certain that this is all about the launch of the Exynos 9820 processor. This chi...
The foldable Samsung Galaxy phone could cost an arm and a leg. (Source: SDC 2018 Livestream)

Samsung's foldable Galaxy can be yours for a price close to US$2,000

The upcoming foldable Galaxy phone is going to be a dear proposition for a lot of people, according to a report by The Korea Times. The Galaxy F (or X) is estimated to cost around 2 million won or approximately US$1,770. The outle...
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You will be able to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon GO to Pokemon Let's GO on the Switch

A feature in the latest Pokemon game, Pokemon Let's GO, may get you to load up your game of Pokemon GO on your smartphone. Pokemon that trainers have captured in Pokemon GO can be transferred to Pokemon Let's GO on the Switch. The...
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CloudFlare releases an Android app to change your phone's DNS

CloudFlare has released a new app that will route your Android device's internet traffic through its local services, effectively changing your phone's DNS. While this may be a boon for privacy advocates that bemoan the lack of DNS...
Coolicool running a sale on smartphones for 11.11 Singles' Day (Source: Coolicool)

Coolicool running a sale on smartphones for 11.11 Singles' Day

Inexpensive Chinese smartphones are now even more affordable for one day only. With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, however, we fully expect additional promotions to come once Singles' Day closes.
The Xiaomi Black Shark will be available in Europe soon. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Black Shark to hit Europe on November 16

The Black Shark is Xiaomi's take on a gaming phone. It is powered by up-to-date hardware, although it lacks a headphone jack. Xiaomi has announced that it will release this phone into the European market on November 16.
T-Mobile is selling OnePlus flagships this year. (Source: T-Mobile)

The OnePlus 6T reportedly out-sold the 6 by 86% in US first-day sales

The 6T is the late-year refresh of the OnePlus 6T. XDA-Developers has reported that the company has sold 86% more 6T units compared to those of the 6 on its first day on sale in the United States. This is almost undoubtedly due to...
The W2019 will only be available in China. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung officially announces W2019 flagship flip-phone

Samsung has officially unveiled the W2019 luxury flip-phone, which will be available for pre-order from November 11. The rather striking device with a clamshell design features a high-end Snapdragon 845 SoC, two 4.2-inch S-AMOLED ...
The LG G7 Fit. (Source: LG)

The LG G7 Fit is to be released into new markets soon

The LG G7 Fit is a sort of 'mini' (albeit mainly in terms of specs) variant of the flagship G7 ThinQ. It was announced at IFA 2018, but was not made available in certain markets on release. However, LG has stated that it will go o...
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Samsung's Linux on DeX will let you run desktop Linux on your Android phone

Remember Samsung's DeX? While that program has so far been a failure, it had led to Linux on DeX, an exciting new feature for select Samsung Galaxy devices. Linux on DeX will allow users to load a full desktop Linux environment wi...
Motorola One

84% Motorola One Smartphone Review

One without frills. For those who are just looking for a mid-range smartphone with pure Android, a nice case, and a large display, Motorola is offering the new Motorola One. You could describe the concept as "concentrating on the essentials." We take a closer look at the Motorola One in our test.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.9" | 160 g
Some reports claim that the Pixel 3 overheats to potentially dangerous levels while charging. (Source: GizChina)

Pixel 3 units reported to shut down during use due to overheating

The Pixel 3 series of phones is now linked to overheating, leading to complete shutdown. Numerous users claim that their units do this while charging, whereas one or two assert that it happens while doing tasks such as using the c...
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