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Xiaomi Mi 9 improved in-display fingerprint reader in action (Source: Bin Lin via Weibo)

The Xiaomi Mi 9 flagship will come with improved in-display fingerprint reading

Xiaomi's co-founder, Lin Bin, has recently uploaded a video to Weibo that reveals an improved version of the in-display fingerprint reading technology already in use on commercial devices. The most obvious change is the larger act...
Wiko View 2 Plus

81% Wiko View 2 Plus Smartphone Review

Plus notch. The Wiko View 2 Plus picks up on many of last year’s smartphone trends and combines them in an affordable package. The View 2 Plus integrates a dual rear-facing camera system and a large battery among other things, but its imposing notch may put off some potential buyers.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.93" | 166 g
The legendary Motorola Razr to get a modern smart/foldable successor on Verizon in 2019

The foldable Motorola Razr could hit Verizon later this year carrying a US$1,500 price tag

The Moto Razr 2019 seems to be ready to take on the mobile world by storm with its foldable display and other new technologies. The only problem could be the value this handset can provide, as it is expected to hit Verizon with a ...
Pandora gets in-app voice assistant Voice Mode (Source: Android Community)

Pandora launches in-app voice assistant for iOS and Android

Pandora users — including those using the free version of the streaming service — can enjoy the new capabilities provided by the in-app Voice Mode. This voice assistant can be used to accomplish multiple music-related tasks by usi...
The SD 855 has gone up against its competitors already. (Source: GizChina)

Snapdragon 855 benchmarks and comparisons with A12 Bionic & Kirin 980 surface online

The first benchmarks using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference device have started to roll in. This new processor has done impressively well compared to its predecessor in two separate tests. It has also outdone devices with the K...
Many Netflix customers will see price hikes over the next quarter. (Source: Netflix)

Netflix will increase its prices to customers paying in USD over the next few months

Netflix has announced plans to inflate its prices by up to 18%. However, this will only affect new and existing customers who use US dollars to pay for their subscriptions. This move resulted in a 6.5% increase in its stock price ...
Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN) listing with Exynos 7885 and Android Pie in tow (Source: Geekbench Browser)

Samsung Galaxy A40 spotted on Geekbench with Android Pie onboard, Exynos 7885 and 4 GB RAM in tow

Some recent rumors claim that Samsung could launch quite a few Galaxy A handsets this by the end of the year, and the Galaxy A40 is one of them. The device with the model number SM-A405FN has recently surfaced on Geekbench and its...
A new toggle to impose a traditional, temporal timeline view is being rolled out to Twitter users. (Source: YouTube)

Twitter is finally switching back to a fully chronological timeline

Recently, Twitter revamped its platform with the 'Interesting Tweets' feature. However, some users have asserted that the tweets chosen by its algorithm persisted in timelines regardless of whether they turned it off in Settings o...
The Realme 2 Pro. (Source: Realme)

Realme 2 Pro users can now unlock their bootloaders, but there are caveats

Realme (OPPO's increasingly popular sub-brand) has decided to release a tool enabling owners of its 2 Pro device to unlock their bootloaders. However, it involves rather more steps than the average adb-command process for many And...
These 2017 Samsung flagships now have stock Pie betas. (Source: Android Central)

One UI/Android 9 betas for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and S8 line now available in certain countries

Some users of the Samsung Galaxy S8, 8+ and Note 8 have seen a new stock beta OS for their phones. This ROM, which is installed by way of joining the OEM's Beta Program, updates the 2017 devices to Android 9.0 (Pie) and the new On...
Samsung Galaxy S10+ (SM-G975U) listing (Source: Geekbench Browser)

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ unlocked shows up on Geekbench with Snapdragon 855 onboard

Expected to be unveiled at the Unpacked event that will take place in less than a week in San Francisco, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ has recently surfaced on Geekbench. The model spotted in the popular benchmark database is labeled SM...
OUKITEL U23

79% OUKITEL U23 Smartphone Review

An affordable midrange smartphone with wireless charging. OUKITEL has brought wireless charging to the sub-US$200 smartphone market with the U23. Read on to find out what other features the Chinese manufacturer has packed into this budget midrange device.
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V | ARM Mali-G71 MP2 | 6.18" | 201 g
The Redmi Note 7. (Source: Redmi)

The Redmi Note 7 reportedly sold out 9 minutes into its first day on sale

The Redmi Note 7 was released for sale today (January 15, 2019) in its home country, China. The Snapdragon 660 phone with the 48MP camera sensor reportedly took only 9 minutes to sell out completely. Redmi sources are quoted as cl...
AMD is citing infringements that specifically involve the Helio P10 SoC from MediaTek. (Source: MediaTek)

AMD initiates lawsuit against MediaTek for illegal use of graphics technologies

MediaTek's Helio P10 SoC is allegedly infringing on graphics technologies developed by AMD. The complaints were filed with the ITC as early as 2017, but the two companies apparently were not able to reach any agreement out of cour...
The latest Open Beta for the OnePlus 6T (and 6) is now available. (Source: OnePlus)

New Open Beta for the OnePlus 6 and 6T has been released

OnePlus has released the latest Android Pie-based Open Beta (OB) ROM for its latest flagship series. It is known as the OB3 and OB11 for the 6T and 6 respectively. These OBs claim to bring increased detail to the stock weather app...
iPhone sales saw a 7% YoY decline in H2 2018. (Source: Gadgetsnow)

TrendForce: Apple expected to decline even further in 2019

Analytics platform has revealed its projected shipment figures for the big players in the smartphone market this year. Samsung and Apple are expected to see declines in sales, while Huawei and Xiaomi could see even more growth.
Save the date. (Source: Sammobile)

Details and renders of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy M phones revealed

Samsung is set to unveil its new line of devices, the Galaxy M series. The company is expected to kick off the series with three devices, and specifications and official renders of the devices have surfaced.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro. (Source: XDA-Developers

The Redmi Note 5 is set to get Android Pie soon

The Redmi Note 5 was launched a year ago and received the update to Oreo in some parts of the world. The device has now been confirmed to also be set to receive the Android Pie update, with a Q1 rollout on the cards.
Honor 10 Lite Android phablet with HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor

Honor 10 Lite finally hits India

Silently introduced in China back in November 2018, the HiSilicon Kirin 710-driven Honor 10 Lite is now finally ready to conquer the Indian market. Sales will start on January 20 via Flipkart and hihonor.in. The prices are equival...
The Beyond X may launch as a Verizon exclusive at Samsung's Galaxy UNPACKED event next month in San Francisco. (Image source: chip.de)

The 5G version of the Galaxy S10 will launch as a Verizon exclusive

The 5G version of the upcoming Galaxy S10, also known as the BeyondX, will reportedly launch as a Verizon exclusive in the US. The new leak comes after the carrier announced that it would partner with Samsung to release a 5G enabl...
The Z5 Pro GT joined a very short list of 2018 slider phones on its debut. (Source: Lenovo)

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has had its general release delayed

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is a long name to say (or type out), but for the Snapdragon 855, a triple camera and as much as 12GB of RAM it may be worth it. It had been launched in December 2018, with a general release planned for January...
The Pixel 3 XL Lite is looking more and more real by the day. (Source: GSMArena)

Probable Pixel 3 XL Lite has popped up on Geekbench - with 6GB of RAM

The possibility of mid-range counterparts for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL is the subject of much rumor and speculation at present. It is thought that these new Google phones may be powered by the Snapdragon 670 and 710 respectively. A ne...
Nokia 9 PureView unofficial render, unveil coming January 2019, early February 2019 launch

HMD Global could launch the Nokia 9 PureView flagship in less than a month

The Nokia 9 PureView was expected to arrive at MWC 2019 in late February, but a recent report claims that this upcoming handset with no less than five cameras on the back will be unveiled before the end of January and will become ...
Galaxy Note 9 owners must wait a few more weeks before Samsung rolls out One UI to their devices. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung pushes back its Note 9 Android Pie release to February

Sit tight Note 9 owners, because Samsung has seemingly backtracked on releasing its Android Pie update for the device on January 15. The company's official Turkish website now reports that One UI will be rolled out to the Note 9 o...
Will Samsung reveal its Galaxy F at this year's Galaxy UNPACKED event? (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung hints at the announcement of the Galaxy F in a press release

Hot on the heels of briefly giving us a glimpse of the Galaxy S10, Samsung has included more teasers in another press release about what devices it will soon be unveiling. This time the company has heavily hinted at the prospect o...
Realme 2 Pro will soon get a successor, the Realme 3, 48 MP handset also in the cards

Realme 3 coming in Q1 2019, 48 MP handset also in the works

The Realme 3 will be announced in the first quarter of 2019 and will probably come without a punch-hole selfie shooter and/or a triple camera setup on the back. The handset should arrive with a dual camera setup and a notch in two...
OPPO will reportedly introduce two smartphones with 10X optical zoom cameras on January 16 (Image source: @Universelce)

OPPO to introduce two smartphones with 10X optical zoom cameras on January 16 in Beijing

OPPO announced the first smartphone with a 5X optical zoom camera only last year, but the company is now taking one step further according to new leaks. The company has reportedly sent out press invitations to introduce its new sm...
Huawei Mate 20 Pro flagship, Huawei could beat Apple in 2019

Global production drop could help Huawei to become the world's second largest smartphone maker

Although it might struggle in some markets like India — where it lost the crown to Xiaomi — Samsung remains the leader of the global smartphone market. On the other hand, the smartphone production drop of 3.3 percent expected for ...
Ulefone Armor 3T

79% Ulefone Armor 3T Smartphone Review

Radio star. Ulefone typically designs outdoor smartphones that have large batteries. The Chinese company has remained true to this concept with the Armor 3T but has added a walkie-talkie function, which is somewhat novel. Read on to find out how well this hybrid smartphone works in daily use and how it fares against its competitors.
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T | ARM Mali-G71 MP2 | 5.7" | 374 g
Samsung Galaxy M10 leaked image, launch coming late January 2019

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy M series will debut in India at the end of January

Samsung India's online store and Amazon India will be the first to sell the lower-priced Galaxy M handsets, which will debut locally before becoming available worldwide. The Galaxy M lineup will consist of three handsets at launch...
Apple iPhone 8 and XR see price cuts of up to 20 percent in China

Apple cuts iPhone 8 and XR prices in China by 20 percent

Although Apple has recently asked its suppliers to cut the iPhone production by 10 percent in the second quarter, it looks like the brand's handsets are not doing well in China. In an unprecedented move, Apple authorized mid-cycle...
Apple introduced the concept of the AirPower nearly two years ago. (Source: Apple)

Apple AirPower charging pad production may have finally begun

Apple has been teasing the release of the AirPower since 2017. However, the company has let numerous subsequent relevant launches go by without mentioning it again. Nevertheless, a credible source now claims that a known supplier ...
The new version of MIUI should be available soon. (Source: Xiaomi)

MIUI 11 is already in development

The new version of MIUI, Xiaomi's skin for Android, is officially open for development, according to an OEM executive. This announcement was made recently at the Xiaomi MIUI Core Experience Annual Meeting. Therefore, this new OS, ...
Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

January 2019 Update. Upper class. Up until a few years ago, high-end smartphones were usually in the price range of between 500 and 600 USD/Euros, but this segment is now occupied by upper class models and older high-end smartphones. The latter might not be new anymore, but are still good alternatives.
Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

January 2019 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros

January 2019 Update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 160 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Regarded by some as the last great Android flagship, the V20 was marred by lackluster software updates.

After two years and just one major OS update, LG gives up on the LG V20

27 months after the LG V20 was released, LG appears to have finally ended all software support for it. The device ran on Android Nougat out of the box and only received the Oreo update almost a year after launch. This marks a sad ...
Renders of the Xperia XZ4. (Source: TechConfigurations)

Xperia XZ4 news: Compact model ditched, 3.5mm headphone jack missing

The Sony Xperia XZ4 is set to be released at MWC next month. The company's Vice President of Marketing, however, has alluded to the fact that the company may not launch an XZ4 Compact. Also, new information claims the XZ4 will not...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>90cm²)

January 2019 Update. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen surface areas above 90 cm² - we have reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Renders of the Samsung Galaxy S10. (Source: OnLeaks0

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ will be slimmer than the S9+ while also featuring a bigger battery

Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S10 phones next month. The biggest of the three, the S10+ will apparently be only 7.8mm thick, which would make it the slimmest phone ever with a 4000 mAh battery. In comparison, the S9+ with a ...
Qualcomm's naming scheme has never been this complex. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 675 makes a Geekbench appearance, outperforms the Snapdragon 710

The Snapdragon 675 will likely be the most popular sub-premium SoC this year, as it's one of the select few SoCs that support Sony's 48 MP IMX586 sensor. The chipset made its way over to Geekbench and AnTuTu and managed to outperf...
Top 10 Camera Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Camera Smartphones

January 2019 Update. Smile please! Here you will find the best smartphones for digital photography including a big picture comparison. Our list of the best camera smartphones is regularly updated, maintained, and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

January 2019 Update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
OPPO makes some nice phones, but they tend to have wired charging only. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO devices could have wireless charging in the future

OPPO is capable of producing some streamlined, appealing premium handsets. However, they all have one main drawback as expensive flagships: they lack wireless charging. Now that the OEM has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, th...
Could this be the Galaxy S10? (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung may have briefly shown the Galaxy S10 in a One UI press release

A mistake or a marketing ploy? Call it what you like, but Samsung may have briefly let slip an official render of the Galaxy S10 in a One UI press release. The company has since replaced the image with one of a generic phone too, ...
A device that could be the Galaxy S10 Lite has made an unprepossessing Geekbench debut. (Source: BGR)

Possible Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite posts underwhelming Geekbench scores

A device with the model number SM-G970U has shown up on Geekbench. Despite its decent specs (Android 9.0, 6GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 855 under its own codename msmnile), it has posted a score of less than 2000 in single-core te...
The new leak resembles this render for the OnePlus 7 somewhat. (Source: Stuff)

Alleged OnePlus 7 with full-screen display surfaces in arguably dubious leak

A relatively unknown leaker has posted an image of a heretofore unseen, notchless phone, portrayed as lined up against a another that could be the OnePlus 6T. This phone exhibits what looks like the OnePlus Launcher, and, like the...
LG G8 concept render, launch might take place at MWC 2019

LG G8 ThinQ expected to arrive at MWC

Although LG failed to unveil the G7 flagship at MWC, as usual, it looks like the upcoming LG G8 ThinQ might arrive just in time for the yearly trade show in Barcelona. This means that the LG G8 could launch alongside a new Xiaomi ...
Ice Universe referenced this photo to allude to the shape of Vivo's "The Waterdrop." (Source: Baidu)

Vivo's upcoming "The Waterdrop" phone gets leaked design pics

Vivo intends to impress everyone at MWC 2019 with an innovative smartphone design that is codenamed "The Waterdrop." It's still unclear how the handheld will look and work, but the first leaks suggest it will have a fluid design, ...
CAT S48c rugged Android phone coming to the US via Verizon (Source: Cat Phones)

CES 2019 | CAT S48c rugged phone coming to the US via Verizon

The CAT S48c can be acquired by Verizon Business and Enterprise customers at US$249.99 with a two-year contract or for a full retail price of US$599.99. This rugged 5-inch smartphone can be used with gloves or wet hands and can su...
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