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The Pixel 4 family will be launched on October 15. (Image source: Daily Express)

Oh So Expensive: Google Pixel 4 color names leaked and retailer listings reveal premium prices

A couple of more Google Pixel 4-related leaks have surfaced, one concerning the apparently official names for the colors the smartphones will come in and another about the not inconsiderable price tags. According to one specific r...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 21:44:00 +0200
The Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition will be on sale soon. (Source: Redmi)

Redmi announces a seriously beefed-up refresh for the K20 Pro

The Redmi K20 Pro is going to gain new variants powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus processor soon. These refreshed units will also have up to 12GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage and a new rear panel. They will be released in Ch...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 18:47:00 +0200
Kiosks such as these are one of the easiest routes to cash for an old phone. (Source: YouTube)

Need money for an old phone? Local stores and kiosks are the safest bet, but not necessarily the most profitable

The online device valuer Flipsy.com has released the results of a new study on the best way to sell a phone in 2019. Marketplaces - both in a user's vicinity and online - emerged as those associated with the greatest payouts, albe...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 18:15:00 +0200
Evidently, bokeh on the iPhone 11 Pro still needs some work. (Source: MKBHD)

Apparently, portrait shots on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro phones are as bad as ever

Apple's iPhones have consistently been some of the best camera phones on the market. There seems to be a recurring issue over the past few generations, though: messy portraits. The new iPhones still manage to have that niggling fa...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:19:00 +0200
The OnePlus 5T will receive Q. (Source: BGR)

OnePlus will match Google's update record with three years of updates on the OnePlus 5 and 5T

Google has the best software update policy of all the Android OEMs right now, as it provides three major OS updates to its devices. OnePlus is catching up, however. The Chinese company is promising to deliver Android Q to the OneP...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:05:00 +0200
This series may be getting a flagship soon. (Source: Livemint)

OPPO may have a second-gen Reno flagship in the works

A new phone has been certified by TENAA with much the same specs as the OPPO Reno2 - except that it clearly has a more powerful processor. This new device, known only as the PCLM10 for now, also has 12GB in RAM terms. It retains t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:26:00 +0200
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Smartphone Review: Triple rear-facing cameras and more power than you could shake a stick at

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Smartphone Review: Triple rear-facing cameras and more power than you could shake a stick at

Live Review The smaller of the two iPhone Pros is also probably the most compact flagship smartphone on the market. Apple equips the 5.8-inch device with triple rear-facing cameras, a larger battery and WiFi 6 among other changes from last year's model. The iPhone 11 Pro does not include a 5G modem, nor is there a 5G SKU either. Read on in our live review to find out whether this latest iPhone will be crowned the best smartphone of 2019.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 5.8" | 188 g
Daniel Schmidt, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:03:37 +0200
The Samsung W2019. (Source: TrustedReviews)

A probable successor to the Samsung W2019 flip phone has just been approved

The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified a device called the Samsung SM-W2020. As the SM-W2019 is a high-end flip phone released last year, it appears that this new model number will conforn to the same form-factor. If so, it may have a n...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:49:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7 devices receive Q. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro receive the Android Q update

Google only just released Android Q eighteen days ago and OnePlus is already sending out the update to its current devices, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The update introduces OxygenOS 10 and will be a staged rollout over the n...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:02:00 +0200
The Black Shark will get Android 9.0. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi updates the first-gen Black Shark to Android Pie

The Black Shark is the OEM's first attempt at a gaming smartphone. It was released with Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box, and had not had a major update since. However, it now has access to an OTA upgrade to Pie (9.0).
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:48:00 +0200
A new version of Warp Charge is on the way. (Source: XDA)

The OnePlus 7T series will come with up to 23% faster charging out of the box

Pete Lau, OnePlus' CEO, teased a new feature of the upcoming 7T series in a new interview. It will be called Warp Charge 30T, as opposed to the Warp Charge 30 found in the existing 7 Pro device. Lau claimed that the new standard w...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:45:00 +0200
The new PuroGamer headset. (Source: Puro Sound Labs)

The latest Puro Sound Labs headset aims to boost aural health in gaming

Puro Sound Labs describes itself as "the world's leading manufacturer of premium, safe-listening headphones". It has developed the PuroGamer, a "studio-grade" headset with 50-millimeter (mm) graphene drivers for better audio at lo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:15:00 +0200
There may be a new kind of feature phone in the works. (Source: Your Tech Dose)

A new leak alleges the development of a Nokia feature phone with Android

Most feature phones (simple phones with physical buttons) typically run on alternative software such as KaiOS. However, a blogger has posted a video of what appears to be one of these devices running Android. This phone, linked to...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:19:00 +0200
A smart material reacts to a magnetic field. (Source: Physics Open Lab)

The smart materials market is now projected to reach a US$100+ billion valuation by 2026

Smart materials may prove to be the basis of the electronic components of the future. Their market's value was estimated at US$36 billion in 2017. That figure is now thought to grow until it hits $127 billion in 7 years from now.
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:32:00 +0200
AnTuTu notes the tested model features the non-5G Kirin 990 SoC that is slightly slower than the 5G variant.  (Source: Huawei)

First Huawei Mate 30 Pro AnTuTu benchmarks are here

The non-5G Kirin 990 SoC powering the Mate 30 Pro holds its own against all Snapdragon-855-powered handhelds and is almost on par with Apple's iPhone 11 models, but it is slightly slower than the Snapdragon 855+ flagships. With hi...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:46:00 +0200
Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone Review: More than just an affordable Apple smartphone

Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone Review: More than just an affordable Apple smartphone

Live Review New colours, dual rear-facing cameras, WiFi 6 and a bigger battery, those are the improvements that the iPhone 11 has over the iPhone XR in a nutshell. Read in our detailed live review to see whether the cheapest of this year's iPhones can live up to expectations.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 6.1" | 194 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:06:36 +0200
The pop-up module includes 32 MP + 8 MP cameras, an additional earpiece and a flash unit. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo's V17 Pro is the first smartphone with dual pop-up selfie cams and flash

The motorized pop-up module integrates a 32 MP main sensor with a 105-degree FOV 8 MP ultra-wide angle shooter, plus an additional earpiece and a flash unit. The V17 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 675 SoC coupled with 8 GB of RAM and...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:07:00 +0200
The new Porsche Design Mate 30 RS. (Source: YouTube)

Huawei unveils its latest Porsche Design variant, the Mate 30 RS

Huawei released its new Mate 30-line flagships at a Munich event today (September 19, 2019). A new special edition of the same developed in collaboration with Porsche was also introduced. It was unveiled on stage by the OEM's Rich...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:51:00 +0200
The iPhone 11 series has already been covered extensively, despite only being announced a few days ago. (Image source: Apple)

Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max: A summary of initial reviews

The first reviews of the new iPhone 11 series have gone live, so before we have finished with ours, we thought it would be apt to summarise the prevailing views of Apple's new babies. Camera innovations like the new ultra-wide sen...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:44:00 +0200
Apple iPhone XS Pro Max

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Smartphone Review: A leap forwards or more of the same?

Live Review Apple returns with three new iPhones, just as it did last year. The biggest and heaviest among them is the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which aims to convince those who like big screens and even photographers with its high-quality triple rear-facing cameras. We put Apple's latest most expensive iPhone under the microscope in this live review.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 6.5" | 226 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:04:12 +0200
Google Maps may gain this new setting soon. (Source: Twitter)

Incognito Mode is coming to Google Maps on phones

Google's I/O 2019 event saw announcements for plans to bring Chrome's Incognito Mode to mobile services such as Search. This is now reportedly in testing for Maps. It is accessed by tapping the avatar associated with a Google acco...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:18:00 +0200
Image via Apple

Xcode finding quashes iPhone RAM rumors, confirms all 2019 models have 4 GB

New findings in Apple's Xcode confirm earlier AnTuTu posts showing that the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max have 4 GB of RAM. While the iPhone XR from last year had only 3 GB of RAM, both the iPhone XS and XS M...
Sam Medley, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:56:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7T will feature a distinctive circular housing for its main camera setup. (Image source: GSMArena)

Alleged Geekbench 5 OnePlus 7T record gives the OnePlus 7 Pro a good run for its money

A OnePlus 7T sporting an octa-core processor has apparently been spotted on the Geekbench 5 benchmark. The device in question amassed very respectable scores in both the single-core and multi-core tests, generally outperforming th...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:43:00 +0200
Multiple insiders have reported that Huawei will not sell the Mate 30 series in Central Europe. (Image source: Huawei)

Dramatic developments at Huawei: The Mate 30 series will not be sold in Central Europe

It seems that the US ban on Huawei may have landed its biggest scalp yet. According to multiple industry insiders, Huawei will not be launching the Mate 30, Mate 30 Lite, Mate 30 RS Porsche Design or Mate 30 Pro in Central Europe,...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:08:00 +0200
The Realme XT. (Source: Realme)

Realme teases the X2 ahead of its Chinese launch

Realme has announced that it will launch a new 64MP camera phone for the Chinese market on September 24, 2019. The brand has also released some details of this device - the X2 - which make it sound suspiciously like the XT that is...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:18:00 +0200
The Nokia 7.2 is coming to the US. (Source: HMD Global)

The Nokia 7.2 is headed for the US in September 2019

The Nokia 7.2 is HMD Global's first phone with a triple rear camera. Now, the brand has revealed its inaugural release date in the US: September 30, 2019. The 7.2 will be an Android One device in this country, and will be sold in ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:46:00 +0200
Official OnePlus 7T render. (Source: OnePlus)

It would seem that the OnePlus 7T Pro will not make it to the US after all

OnePlus has a launch event scheduled for September 26 in the US, and it's looking more and more like the company will only release the OnePlus 7T for the region. The OnePlus 7T Pro will be sold in Europe, however.
Ricci Rox, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:32:00 +0200
The Asus ROG Phone 2. (Source: Asus)

Official Asus website page confirms the imminent launch of the ROG Phone 2 in the US

The Asus ROG Phone has one of the most impressive specification sheets we've ever seen on a smartphone, and it looks like the device could be making its way to the US soon, as it's now been listed on the Asus US website. Even bett...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:32:00 +0200
Facebook first announced its AR glasses project back in 2018. (Source: MobileAppDaily)

Facebook working with Ray-Ban on AR glasses

facebook is certainly not the first to try its hand at augmented reality smartglasses, but with the help of Ray-Ban parent company Luxotica, the social media giant will market its upcoming AR tech as a true smartphone killer. The ...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:12:00 +0200
Alcatel 3 2019

79% Alcatel 3 (2019) Smartphone Review: A cheap handset that runs smoothly

Surprisingly good. The Alcatel 3 (2019) immediately impressed us with its smooth performance. Read on to find out what hardware allows the 180-Euro (~US$199) device to perform so surprisingly well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.9" | 145 g
Mike Wobker, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:26:16 +0200
Renders of the Google Pixel 4. (Source: Google)

Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL confirmed for October 15 launch

Just like recent leaks claimed, the Google Pixel 4 phones will be launched at an event in New York on October 15. There's not much we don't know about the phones' hardware at this point, so we're a lot more interested in the softw...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:55:00 +0200
Huawei will unveil the Mate 30 series tomorrow in Munich. (Image source: @evleaks)

Want to know all about the Mate 30 Pro ahead of its unveiling tomorrow?

In anticipation of tomorrow's launch event, Huawei has released a slew of information alluding to the hardware that it will include in the Mate 30 series. A leaked Mate 30 series demo stand spells out the finer points of these fea...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:28:00 +0200
OnePlus 7T official render showing a triple-camera setup. (Source: OnePlus)

Official renders of the OnePlus 7T confirm a circular housing for the triple-camera setup

OnePlus showed off official renders of the upcoming 7T detailing the radiant matte back panel and the triple-camera setup in a circular housing. While only the back of the phone was shown in renders, design sketches seem to indica...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:52:00 +0200
The JAM Audio Live Free truly wireless earbuds. (Source: JAM Audio)

JAM Audio claims that its new true wireless earbuds can last over 54 hours per charge

The Live Free truly wireless earbuds are the latest products from the company JAM Audio. It is claimed that they are smaller and more comfortable than their predecessors. They also come in a handy case that is rated for a battery ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:48:00 +0200
HTC has a new CEO. (Source: HTC)

HTC appoints a new CEO as it looks forward to a 5G- and XR-focused future

HTC has confirmed that Yves Maitre, a former executive at the telecommunications company Orange, is its new chief executive officer (CEO). His predecessor, Cher Wang, will remain at the Taiwanese OEM as the head of its board. This...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:28:00 +0200
Are you a fan of an above 99% screen-to-body ratio? (Image source: vivo)

Opinion | The vivo NEX 3 shows where Android OEMs are headed, and it is one that few will want

vivo has been ahead of the curve with many innovations in recent years, but has it taken it too far with the NEX 3? A 90° curved waterfall display may look eye-catching, but it comes with compromises. While the tech world clamours...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:03:00 +0200
Review of the Motorola One Action Smartphone

80% Motorola One Action Review: Motorola smartphone unfit for YouTube fans

Always in action? Motorola expands its One series with an industry first: A smartphone with an action camera. The Android One smartphone leaves a good impression as a whole package. However, it is not the perfect companion for everyone.
Samsung Exynos 9609 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.3" | 176 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:35:16 +0200
Could this turn out to be the Samsung Galaxy S11? (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Galaxy fans are in for a treat: Here's how the Samsung Galaxy S11 and S11 Plus might look like

If renders based on Samsung's recent patents turn out to be accurate, the upcoming Galaxy S11 and S11 Plus could offer a unique take on the slide phone concept. Renders seem to suggest that the Galaxy S11 could use a rolling displ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:04:00 +0200
The Vivo NEX 3 ditches both side bezels and physical buttons for a Waterfall display and virtual buttons. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo NEX 3 official, overflowing with high end specs but no physical buttons

Vivo has officially launched the NEX 3 the latest all-display device from the company that continues to challenge the boundaries of smartphone design. At the top of a very lengthy spec sheet is a new POLED Waterfall display with e...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 07:24:00 +0200
The Realme XT sports a 64 MP quad-camera setup. (Source: Realme)

Realme XT goes on flash sale on Flipkart — 64 MP quad-camera, Super AMOLED display, and Snapdragon 712 for ₹15,999

Realme launched the 64 MP Realme XT in India last week and first sale of the phone has gone live of Flipkart and realme.com. Sporting a 64 MP quad-camera setup, a Super AMOLED display, and an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Rea...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 05:06:00 +0200
The Nex 3's 5G tech has a successor in the works already. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo claims to have started work on its 6G tech already

Vivo launched its new flagship, the Nex 3, today in China. It is an impressive device, particularly as it is the first phone with a waterfall-type display. Furthermore, the OEM outlined its advance plans for what will come after 5...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:30:00 +0200
The new PRT-B50 PRO TREK watch. (Source: Casio)

The CASIO PRT-B50 is the first PRO TREK analog watch to have Smartphone Link and 4 environmental sensors

The PRT-B50 is a new PRO TREK model that can connect to a smartphone app via Bluetooth. Unlike some other Casio watches with this ability, however, this new product has a non-digital watchface. Its physical hands can be used to do...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:43:00 +0200
Qualcomm and TDK Electronics' joint venture has resulted in 2nd-gen RFFE equipment. (Source: Nikkei Asian Review)

Qualcomm and TDK collaborate to deliver a more complete 4G/5G system

Qualcomm and TDK have clubbed together to acquire a remaining interest in the Singaporean body RF360 Holdings. This has enabled the 2 companies to produce a new kind of multi-mode radiofrequency front-end (RFFE) filter. It may con...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:38:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy W20 5G will turn from a high-end smartphone into a compact flip-phone. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)

Leaked Samsung exhibition poster names foldable Galaxy W20 5G flip-phone

A revealing leaked image of an exhibition poster has shown that Samsung is preparing to unleash another foldable device onto the market. However, this is not about a successor to the now somewhat notorious Samsung Galaxy Fold, as ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:27:00 +0200
Images from the new "Sharp patent". (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Sharp's upcoming take on the punch-hole camera may have leaked in a new patent

A document allegedly filed with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) suggests that Sharp may have a device with a punch-hole selfie camera in the works. Like that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series, it is in the midline of the display....
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:34:00 +0200
The Mi Mix 4 could be a proper camera powerhouse. (Source: GSMinfo)

The Mi Mix 4 gets an official launch date, and it will come with a host of goodies

The Mi Mix 4 promises to be one of the most impressive devices of the year and we finally have a launch date. The company has now confirmed that it will release the flagship on September 24, and it could come with a host of impres...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:22:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy A10. (Source: Marketphones)

Global smartphone sales numbers show the new Samsung Galaxy A series with absolute dominance in the Android space

Samsung revamped its budget and mid-range segments this year with the launch of the Galaxy A line. That move appears to have paid off exceedingly well, as three devices in the lineup were in the top seven best-selling Android devi...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:10:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7T Series' 1st promo. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus sets dates for 7T Series launch

The OEM OnePlus has made its anticipated 7T series of phones official, and has also announced dates for its launch around the world. The first of these will be in India on September 26, 2019. The 7Ts will then get a 2nd event in L...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:38:00 +0200
The Porsche Design Mate 30 RS official render is a lesson in elegant smartphone design. (Source: Evan Blass)

Apple gets schooled in design by Porsche Design Mate 30 RS in leaked render

iPhone lovers are always going to anything smartphone out of Cupertino, no matter how questionable its design aesthetic may be. The new iPhone 11 Pro series has polarized opinions with its new triple-camera design but is getting s...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:37:00 +0200
The Mate 30 Pro in full promotional renders. (Source: Evan Blass)

Mate 30 renders leaked in full courtesy of Evan Blass

Huawei’s Mate 30 line has leaked in full renders thanks to well-known leaker Evan Blass. Leaving nothing to the imagination, we know get to feast our eyes on the Mate 30 Pro, the Mate 30 and the Mate 30 Lite in all their glory.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 08:08:00 +0200

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