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The Helio P60 has been mostly successful, and MediaTek will attempt to build on that success. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek unveils the new Helio P22 for the mid-range

MediaTek has unveiled its new SoC, the Helio P22. The chipset is built on a 12nm manufacturing process and will offer stiff resistance to SoCs like the Snapdragon 450 and Kirin 659.
HTC U12+ unveiled in style

HTC U12+ unveiled in style

HTC has finally unveiled its new device, the U12+. The flagship sports a 6-inch QHD+ Super LCD display, a Snapdragon 845, IP68 certification, a quad camera setup, and a host of other features that make it one of the most impressiv...
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

83% Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Smartphone Review

Lots of screen for little money. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus offers a large display and a mid-range performance for less than 200 Euros (~$236). This sounds like a good offer, but let's look more closely in our test!
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.99" | 180 g


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Vivo confirms the June 12 launch of its futuristic APEX notchless, full-display APEX smartphone. (Source: Vivo)

The fullscreen Vivo APEX is officially launching on June 12

First shown as a futuristic concept phone, the Vivo APEX is officially launching on June 12. The device avoids a display notch by incorporating a retractable selfie-camera that pops out of its chassis when required.
HTC Desire 12 Smartphone Review

76% HTC Desire 12 Smartphone Review

The object of desire? The smartphone-pioneer HTC first brought its Desire series to the market almost eight years ago. Since then, the Desire series has fallen off the map. Now the HTC Desire 12 tries to find some new fans. In our review, we examine whether the 199-Euro (~$234) dual-SIM smartphone with a 5.5-inch display and Android 7 is any good.
Mediatek MT6739 | PowerVR GE8100 | 5.5" | 137 g
Sketch of the Lenovo Z5. (Source: Weibo)

Camera samples | The Lenovo Z5 will be Lenovo's next flagship, and it will feature both a bezel-less display and no notch

Lenovo Vice President Chang Cheng has, once again, teased the company's upcoming device on Weibo. This time, he clarifies that the device will be named the Lenovo Z5. The teaser paints the picture of a device with absolutely no be...
The Mi 6. (Source: Android Pit)

More updates | Xiaomi Mi 7 spotted online carrying an extremely attractive price tag

Xiaomi's upcoming flagship, the Mi 7, has been spotted online. The device is expected to feature a Snapdragon 845, 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, 3D facial recognition, and wireless charging...and all of that could come with a US$...
The Meizu M6s. (Source: Meizu)

The Meizu 6T will go against the Redmi S2 for the crown of best budget camera device

Meizu is set to unveil its next device, the M6T, at an event in China, on May 29. The device will sport a dual rear camera setup and 18:9 device, and will go against Xiaomi's recently released Redmi S2.
Mi Max 3 render. (Source: Cnmo)

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is set for a July launch

CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, has announced that the company's Mi Max 3 will be unveiled in July. Details of the device remain unconfirmed but it's expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 660.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ in Sunrise Gold (Source: TechnoBuffalo)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in Sunrise Gold finish coming next month, US availability not confirmed yet

US customers not happy with the three color choices locally available for the Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup might want to wait for a little longer, because it looks like the Sunrise Gold option might reach them in the coming weeks. Eve...
The new LG Q7 range focuses on audio and camera improvements. (Source: LG)

LG rolls out a trio of new Q7 models featuring high-end audio

LG has updated its popular Q6 with new Q7 models that the company is touting feature audio quality usually reserved for high-end devices, but at a mid-range price point. The new models retain the basic features of the 5.5-inch Ful...
OnePlus has done it — there are now lines of customers waiting to buy the OnePlus 6 (Source: Own)

OnePlus has done it — there are now lines of customers waiting to buy the OnePlus 6

The pre-launch event has proven successful in building even more hype surrounding the impending launch of the OnePlus 6. At least a couple hundred visitors were at the 4-hour event with many interested in purchasing the smartphone...
The RED Hydrogen One is expected to be released in summer. (Source: Verizon)

RED Hydrogen One holographic smartphone coming to AT&T and Verizon soon

It appears the innovative RED Hydrogen One smartphone is to be made available through AT&T and Verizon. Pre-orders for the novel device that sports a holographic screen are no longer being accepted at RED’s website, whereas Verizo...
Testing the Xiaomi Mi A1

83% Xiaomi Mi A1 Smartphone Review

Pure Android at a fair price. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is the European version of the Mi 5X. Equipped with LTE band 20 and Android One, for a low price, it offers not only regular and timely security updates but also a two-year update warranty on the security patches.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.5" | 165 g
The Nokia X6 is already a smash hit in China. (Source: HMD)

Nokia X6 Chinese stocks depleted in 10 seconds

The Chinese branch of HMD Global reported that the entire stock of 700,000 Nokia X6 devices pre-sold in just 10 seconds. Another pre-sale is scheduled for May 31 and the stock is expected to be larger. Since the Nokia X6 already p...
The X50 5G modem could be integrated in mobile devices as well as desktop PCs. (Source: XDA Developers)

Qualcomm could allow OEMs to release several 5G smartphones this year

Major cities in the US and across the globe are testing 5G services throughout this year, and some areas might even get limited 5G connectivity in the second half of 2018. Tis has prompted some OEMs to pressure Qualcomm into allow...
Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury (S8 Lite) Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (Source: Samsung China)

Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury (S8 Lite) now official in China

The rumored Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite is now official in China as the S Light Luxury. Its highlights include a 5.8-inch Infinity Display with 2,220 x 1,080 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage...
Twitter poll on the subject yielded expect results. (Source: Twitter)

HMD executive confirms global launch of the new Nokia X6

Chief Product Officer at HMD, Juho Sarvikas, has confirmed that the Nokia X6 will be launched for the global market soon. The device was released in China last week, and is likely to be sold as an Android One device when it makes ...
The Redmi 5A in all its glory. (Source: GadgetMatch)

Xiaomi's Redmi 5A overcomes the Galaxy S9 devices to become the best-selling Android device in Q1

According to data by Counterpoint Research, Xiaomi's Redmi 5A clinched top spot as the best-selling Android device in the world. The device, by its lonesome self, accounts for 1.8% of all smartphones sold in the world in March. Th...
The LG G6. (Source: Digital Trends)

LG rebrands the G6 as the G6 ThinQ but it's just a nominal change

LG is apparently now selling its older devices like the G6 and V30 with a ThinQ branding. Quite amusingly, the ThinQ-branded devices are exactly the same as they were at launch—there is nothing to differentiate them from the regul...
Relay Starter Pack (Source: Relay by Republic)

Republic Wireless intros the Relay secure smartphone for kids

The Relay secure smartphone for kids by Republic Wireless is so secure that it does not feature a display. This accessory can be considered a basic phone with tracking capabilities for kids, as it features nationwide 4G LTE connec...
Huawei Y6 2018

79% Huawei Y6 2018 Smartphone Review

Still affordable. The Huawei Y6 2018 is a device that has a lot of power for the money. The device looks modern and has a decent display, but can it be crowned the king of budget devices?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 | Qualcomm Adreno 308 | 5.7" | 150 g
Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) showing dual SIM plus MicroSD slot. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei Y5 Prime official specs and images now available, includes triple card slot for dual SIM and MicroSD

The Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) is now listed on Huawei’s website, indicating that it might not be long until it hits store shelves. The older Y5 (2017) released in June of last year, so this timing would match. With 2 GB RAM / 16 GB s...
Model posing with an unseen smartphone. (Source: OnPhones)

Xiaomi allegedly caught gaming promotional material for the upcoming Redmi Y2

According to a report by OnPhones, Xiaomi may have been using fake camera samples for its Redmi Y2 promotional content. This wouldn't be the first an OEM does something of the sort.
The Asus Zenfone 5. (Source: CNET)

The Asus Zenfone 5 is a mid-range device that competes with the top dogs, DxOMark says

The Asus Zenfone 5 has made its way over to DxOMark, with the camera evaluation platform placing it alongside devices like the iPhone 8 and HTC U11. That's quite impressive for a US$400 mid-ranger.
ZTE headquarters. (Source: Digital Trends)

Samsung open to selling its Exynos SoCs to ZTE

ZTE may have found a way out of its current troubles, as word claims that Samsung is willing to sell its Exynos SoCs to the company, in a bid to expand its ARM processor business.
Xiaomi France teaser (Source: Facebook)

Xiaomi coming to France on May 22

Promising to bring a "new attitude" to Europe, Xiaomi is ready to enter the French market. The Chinese brand will open its first Mi Store in Paris on May 22, but more are expected to follow in other French cities over the coming m...
The Samsung Galaxy J series began in 2013 and features affordable handsets. (Source:

Official renders of the Samsung Galaxy J4 appear online

Official press photos of the Samsung Galaxy J4 have turned up online, and they show the device available in two different colors. The Galaxy J4 will be an entry-level smartphone featuring a Samsung Exynos 7570 quad-core SoC. No pr...
Netflix HDR now supports 11 smartphones and a tablet

Netflix HDR support now available for the Sony Xperia XZ2, Huawei's Mate 10 Pro, and the P20 family

The list of mobile devices with Netflix HDR support now consists of 11 smartphones and one tablet — namely the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 — and the last ones to be added are the Huawei P20, P20 Pro, Mate 10 Pro, as well as the Sony Xpe...
The successor to the Nokia 3 is in the works

The successor to the Nokia 3 is in the works

A tweet by tipster Roland Quandt has touted the existence of a successor to the Nokia 3. The Nokia 3.1 is said to be on the way and will be one of HMD's budget offerings for the year.
Nokia 7 Plus Smartphone Review

87% Nokia 7 Plus Smartphone Review

Android One smartphone. Buyers of the Nokia 7 Plus will enjoy timely software updates, stock Android and up-to-date security patches thanks to the Android One Program. Whether the new mid-range smartphone with the brand-new Snapdragon 660 can also impress in terms of hardware, you can learn in our extensive review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 | Qualcomm Adreno 512 | 6" | 186 g
The LG V30. (Source: Android Guys)

New leak details the LG V35 ThinQ

LG unveiled the G7 ThinQ a short while ago. That device will not be carried by AT&T, though, with the carrier said to be signed up for an LG flagship that will be exclusive to it, in the form of the V35 ThinQ.
Motorola Moto 1S Android handset (Source: Lenovo China)

Motorola silently intros the Moto 1S in China

The new Motorola Moto 1S is about the same device as the Moto G6 but comes with Lenovo ZUI 3.5 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo and ZUI branding on the back. This handset also sports a 5.7-inch full HD+ 2:1 display, a Qualcomm Snapdrago...
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android phablet still struggles to get Oreo (Source: Samsung)

Samsung halts the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 lineup once again

Back in February, the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 lineup was halted. Now, the new firmware for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge shares the same fate as more users located in Europe are complaining of bootloops that occur once t...
The OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition comes in highly detailed packaging. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition revealed in all its glory

OnePlus has just unveiled the OnePlus 6 device and hot on its heels comes the Marvel Avengers Limited Edition version. This variant of the new flagship phone is delivered in an Avengers-themed box that even contains an Iron Man-st...
Would-be notched screen-protector from Olixar based on leaked iPhone schematics. (Source: 9to5Mac)

Is Apple prepping two designs based on the iPhone SE?

There is a lot of buzz surrounding the next iPhone SE at the moment with the odds favoring at least one new iPhone SE model to surface this year. However, there are currently two designs floating around, with one featuring a fulls...
The OnePlus 6. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 6 launched: A new design and all "the speed you need"

OnePlus entered the market half a decade ago with the US$300 OnePlus One, their invite-only “flagship killer.” Since then they have released increasingly more expensive phones, and the OnePlus 6 represents their biggest redesign f...
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star SM-G885F/DS Interoperability Certificate (Source: Wi-Fi Alliance)

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star receives its WiFi certification

The certification document spotted on the website of the Wi-Fi Alliance only shows a few details, as usual. Based on the information it provides, we can only confirm that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8 Star will launch with Androi...
Huawei P20 Smartphone Review

91% Huawei P20 Smartphone Review

Insider tip? The Huawei P20 is 250 Euros cheaper than its sibling Huawei P20 Pro, but its Leica dual-camera is basically on par and the hardware is just as powerful. How does the 5.8-inch device compete with other high-end rivals?
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 5.8" | 165 g
The Redmi Note 5 will be succeeded by a Redmi Note 6. (Source: XDA)

Dubious list of upcoming Xiaomi smartphones surfaces

An image showing a list of upcoming Xiaomi devices have surfaced. While there are items on the list that make some sense—Redmi Note 6, Redmi Note 6A, Redmi 6 Plus—a few others cast doubt on the veracity of the entire thing.
The iPhone SE. (Source: Macworld)

iPhone SE 2 billed for September release

The iPhone SE 2 has been in the headlines for a few weeks now. The successor to the pint-sized, cheaper iPhone released two years ago is on its way, and could very well be released sooner than expected, in September.
The Nokia X6. (Source: Nokia)

Nokia X6 officially unveiled - Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras, 3.5mm jack

HMD has unveiled its new device, the Nokia X6. The X6 is positioned between the Nokia 6.1 and the Nokia 7 Plus in the company's lineup of devices and comes with a brilliant design, powerful processor, and capable cameras.
A leaked render of Xiaomi's answer to Apple's Face ID 3D facial recognition technology. (Source: Weibo)

Xiaomi's answer to Apple's Face ID emerges in render

Xiaomi looks set to be the first Android smartphone maker to hit the market with a true 3D facial recognition system to rival Apple's Face ID. As with Apple's solution, Xiaomi has adopted a notched display and the inclusion of an ...
5G networking official logo, Verizon to bring 5G to Los Angeles by the end of 2018

Verizon to bring 5G to Los Angeles by the end of the year

Los Angeles will get 5G connectivity from Verizon in the last quarter of 2018, joining Sacramento as a "progressive-minded" city. The carrier still has to announce one to three more cities that will be included in the first wave o...
Samsung Headquarters. (Source: Social Barrel)

Canalys: Samsung dominates African smartphone market, Tecno in second

A report by Canalys has shown Samsung's dominance over the African smartphone market. The company shipped 3.4 million smartphone units in Q1 2018, up 42% from the same period in 2017. Tecno puts the pressure on from second place.
And even more growth. (Source: Gadgets.ndtv)

Canalys: Xiaomi recorded stunning 1500% year-on-year growth in Indonesia

While Xiaomi's worldwide growth has been worthy of accolades, the 8-year-old company's expansion in certain markets has been even more impressive. Case in point is the Indonesian market, where the company recorded a shocking 1500%...
The TV alone is worth upwards of $300. (Source: LG)

Deal | LG is offering the G7 ThinQ with a free 43" 4K TV in Canada

LG is currently offering its latest flagship, the G7 ThinQ, on pre-order with a free 43-inch 4K TV. The deal is available from May 18 to May 31, and is exclusive to the Canadian market.
The Honor 10. (Source: GSMArena)

Honor 10 launched globally

Honor released its latest flagship at an event in London yesterday. The device, the Honor 10, will be available across Europe—unfortunately not in the US—and offers a premium package at a mid-range price point.
Every HTC Exodus phone will act as a separate node for a decentralized blockchain network. (Source: HTC)

HTC Exodus blockchain phone announced

Smartphone manufacturer HTC has announced the development of the HTC Exodus device, which is based on blockchain technology. According to the Taiwanese company, the Exodus will use decentralized applications (DApps) and offer a “b...
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