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Cables, cables everywhere - but for how long? (Source: Electricals4Dummies)

Cable-based connectivity set to be worth US$34 billion in 5 years

The wired interface market - which encompasses all types of USB cable, as well as others (e.g. Thunderbolt or HDMI) - is estimated to have a compound annual growth rate of 6.2% well into the next decade. However, it appears that t...
The Kirin 980 will be the second 7 nm smartphone SoC to hit the market, and Huawei is confident that it will perform better than Apple's A12 Bionic. (Source: Digital Trends)

Huawei says the Kirin 980 SoC is faster than Apple's A12 Bionic

Huawei might have lost the race for the first 7 nm smartphone SoC to Apple, but the Chinese company claims that its upcoming Kirin 980 that should be launched in mid-October is faster than the A12 Bionic from Apple. According to H...
Huawei's Y9 (2019) gets a 6.5-inch notched display and a mid-range Snapdragon 710 SoC. (Source: Heapooh)

Huawei Y9 (2019) specs leaked on TENAA

The Y-series from Huawei will soon include entry-level models as well as mid-range ones like the upcoming Y9 (2019) that just got the green light from TENAA. Powered by a Snapdragon 710 SoC, the new Y9 should come in two variants:...
A concept render of the forthcoming Galaxy A9 Star/Pro. (Source: All About Samsung)

Galaxy A9 Star Pro looks set to sport four rear cameras

Samsung has said it is targeting new features for its mid-range smartphones to help boost flagging sales. The latest example of this is the forthcoming Galaxy A9 Star Pro that is said to sport four rear cameras, twice as many as i...
HTC Dream aka T-Mobile G1 - the first Android smartphone announced on September 23, 2008

Time to celebrate: Google Android is now 10 years old

Although Android Inc. was founded back in October 2003, it took a while for the eponymous operating system to finally hit the market. This event took place on September 23, 2008, when the HTC Dream — also known as the T-Mobile G1 ...
CAT S61

84% CAT S61 Smartphone Review

Multi-functional. The robust CAT S61 puts all those who say that there are no innovations in the smartphone market to shame. However, with the built-in thermal-imaging camera, a laser distance measure, and the automatic measure of the indoor air quality, its most important features might be more useful for professional users.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 | Qualcomm Adreno 508 | 5.2" | 250 g
The burnt husk of the S7 Edge. (Source: /u/rokhana)

Man's Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge explodes, Samsung replies

Only a week after a woman in New York claimed her new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 went up in flames, a Redditor's S7 Edge has also exploded, and this time the user has substantial proof.
The Meizu 16X may just be the ideal sub-premium smartphone

The Meizu 16X may just be the ideal sub-premium smartphone

Meizu finally released its latest device, the Meizu 16X, earlier this week. The device features a 6-inch notch-less FHD+ Super AMOLED display, dual rear cameras, a Snapdragon 710, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
CAD renders of the Nokia 7.1 Plus. (Source: Mysmartprice)

The Nokia 7.1 Plus may be coming on October 4

HMD has reportedly postponed the launch of the flagship Nokia 9 so the company's teased event on October 4 will likely see the launch of the Snapdragon 710-powered Nokia 7.1 Plus.
The LG V30. (Source: The Android Guys)

The LG V40 launches on October 3, five camera in tow

LG officially announced a while ago that its next flagship, the LG V40, will be launched on October 3 at an event in New York.
Evan Blass' renders as posted on Twitter. (Source: @evleaks via Twitter)

Evan Blass appears to leak the Pixel 3 and 3 XL - and to confirm every other leak out there

The popular and consistently accurate leaker evleaks has tweeted a set of renders that match what many people now think of as the Pixel 3 and 3 XL exactly. The larger of the two phones persists in exhibiting an honestly colossal-l...
Apple iPhone Xs Max

90% Apple iPhone XS Max Smartphone Review

Live test. The iPhone XS Max is Apple’s largest and most expensive iPhone yet. However, Apple has not brought as many new features to the party as many would have liked. Find out in our review whether bigger and faster is enough for the iPhone XS Max to take our coveted throne at the top of the smartphone pile. Update: Initial impressions on the case, benchmark results, temperature measurements and Wi-Fi speeds.
Apple A12 Bionic | Apple A12 Bionic GPU | 6.5" | 208 g
The iPhone XS (right) has a single battery. Notice the slightly smaller width along the top right edge. (Image source: FixjeiPhone)

The iPhone XS has a smaller battery capacity than the iPhone X

According to TENAA, the iPhone XS has a 2658 mAh battery, a small downgrade from the iPhone X's 2716 mAh battery. Considering that the iPhone X was criticized for its mediocre battery life last year, this could be a sticking point...
OPPO CEO Malhav Sheth presenting the new Realme 2 Pro (Source: Technical Guruji on YouTube)

OPPO Realme 2 Pro pops up on Geekbench

The Realme 2 Pro mid-range smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC coupled with 8 GB RAM and will integrate a dual-cam plus fingerprint sensor on the back. Performance-wise, the Realme 2 Pro is in-line with oth...
A new reports estimates the worth of the smart home market in 2025. (Source: medium.com)

Smart home market to exceed US$90 billion by 2025: new report

Smart home technology has definitely caught on by now, with many people automating or controlling their living spaces with new products designed to be integrated into them. A new market research report suggests that the market bui...
OnePlus have released OOS 9.0, which is based on Android Pie, for the 6. (Source: imgur)

OnePlus 6 gets official Pie-based Oxygen OS

The first official stock release of Oxygen OS (OOS) based on Android Pie (9.0) is now available for Oneplus' latest flagship, the 6. As expected, the ROM contains Pie-compatible navigation and UI features, accent color change supp...
Asus ZenFone 5Z Smartphone — Hands-on and First Impressions

Asus ZenFone 5Z Smartphone — Hands-on and First Impressions

A Zen of a Phone. After a series of lackluster ZenFone sales, Asus launched the ZenFone 5Z in July this year to appeal to those who value flagship-grade performance at an affordable price. The ZenFone 5Z goes against the reigning flagship-killer champion, the OnePlus 6, and it offers a similar feature set for much less dough. Does the ZenFone 5Z have what it takes to be a worthy contender to the OnePlus 6 or has Asus cut deep corners to reach more pockets? Let's find out.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 | Qualcomm Adreno 630 | 6.2" | 155 g
This image makes the purported Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro look quite like Apple Airpods. (Source: WinFuture)

Huawei may wow the wireless audio market with earbuds that charge off a phone

Huawei are now rumored to have updated their Freebuds wireless earphones. The new models, which look oddly familiar, are purported to be capable of charging via Qi charging or a USB cable. They may also be capable of charging from...
Renders of the Nokia 9. (Source: WCCFTech)

HMD reportedly kills plans for a Nokia 9 release this year

HMD has failed to release a true flagship this year, the Nokia 8 Sirocco that was launched at MWC receiving a mostly lukewarm reception. The Nokia 9 was slated to be the flagship for the year but we may not be getting it this year...
The Moto G6 Plus. (Source: Android Headlines)

Motorola will only release two Moto G devices next year

Motorola has taken to releasing a trio of Moto G-series devices in the recent past but the company is reportedly said to be set to trim the line down to a duo next year.
The Mate 10 Pro also eschewed the headphone jack. (Source: AnandTech)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack

Just like we saw last year, the more expensive Mate 20 Pro will ignore the 3.5mm headphone jack. The cheaper Mate 20 will sport the much-appreciated port, though.
The Honor Magic. (Source: The Android Soul)

Honor Magic 2 touted to feature an AMOLED display and a yet unmatched screen-to-body ratio

Huawei is set to release the Honor Magic 2 before the end of the year, with the device touted to feature a Kirin 970, a mechanical slider, and, possibly, a 40W fast-charging system.
Image source: Nokia India Twitter

Nokia may be planning a gaming-centered smartphone

A now-deleted tweet on Nokia's Indian Twitter account teased a gaming-centered smartphone. The post, which was hastily taken down, said that we should "stay tuned for a phone you can #GameOn," heavily implying that Nokia may have ...
Apparently, Samsung is trying out new marketing schemes with the inclusion of its first triple-camera setup on a mid-range smartphone. (Source: Belsimpel.nl)

Galaxy A7 (2018) is Samsung's first triple-rear-cam phone

Currently integrated only in high-end smartphones, the triple-camera setup on the back of the Galaxy A7 (2018) may suggest that Samsung is willing to make it a mid-range feature. The Galaxy S10 is rumored to include three rear cam...
A mockup showing the 6 and '6T' side by side. (Source: WinFuture)

OnePlus 6T: latest leak suggests the update is more incremental than previously thought

It is expected that the next device released by the OEM OnePlus will be called the 6T, and will drop about a month from now. The latest image claimed as a leak relating to this event shows a back panel not hugely different from th...
The first leaked pictures of the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro - An overview of all rumors, dates, configurations, and reviews

Huawei not only outranks Apple in quarterly smartphone sales nowadays, it also outranks the Cupertino company in regard to the volume of speculation surrounding its new flagship devices before their official launch. This article focuses on the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 Pro in which we will detail all the information that we have on the device, including its connectivity, camera and even some first-look pictures too.
The two phones shown in the new "press images" look familiar, somehow. (Source: Nieuwe Mobiel)

Yet more content claimed as Pixel 3/3 XL leaks; purported as press images this time

A Dutch website claims to have laid its hands on official Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL images. They contain no surprises compared to the leaks on the same subjects that have gone before it. However, these images do show the phones in t...
Sony has released a limited edition of aibo in the United States. (Source: hothardware)

Limited "First Litter" edition of Sony's robotic dog, aibo, released in US

aibo, Sony's robot in the shape of a puppy, is available from today (September 18, 2018) for purchase in the US. This event is being dubbed the "First Litter" release of the mechanical pets. Sony claims that aibo can learn to reco...
The Punkt MP02 is a USD $349 dumbphone

The Punkt MP02 is a USD $349 dumbphone

Punkt, a designer electronics company, is now taking preorders for the MP02, a basic phone running a heavily stripped down version of Android 8.1. The MP02 is meant to be used for phone calls, SMS texting, and a few basic apps lik...
Meizu 16X Geekbench listing (Source: Geekbench Browser)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710-powered Meizu 16X hits Geekbench

The 6-inch Meizu 16X is apparently ready for its September 19 launch, since it surfaced on Geekbench for no less than three times starting yesterday. However, there is only one hardware setup in these listings. The device tested s...
The source code of this image suggests four color schemes for the Pixel 3 line. (Source: Twitter)

New leak may throw Pixel 3 and 3 XL-based speculations into color-based confusion

There have been so many leaks about Google's next generation of own-brand phones that we may think we know everything there is to know about them. However, a new leak, based on the code of a Japanese website, suggests that there m...
SIM cards through the years. (Source: GSMArena)

eSIM phone shipments could number at least 400 million by 2022

Traditional nano-, micro- or mini-SIMs have dominated mobile connection delivery for smartphones during the devices' rise in the 21st century. Now, however, ABI Research think eSIMs are going to start getting much more popular, ma...
Samsung Galaxy A series (2018) render, model with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 allegedly in the works

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered Samsung Galaxy A handset allegedly in the works

If the rumors turn out to be true, Samsung will soon release the first Galaxy A-series handset that uses the same processor as the latest Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships to hit the market. In this case, we are talking about a Q...
The weekly roundup - top news from September 9 through September 15 (Image source: ZDNet)

The weekly roundup - top news from September 9 through September 15

To the surprise of no one, Apple's new smartphones sparked loud online discussions and arguments ranging from the absurd prices of the new models to the seemingly minimal upgrades from the original iPhone X. Outside of Apple, Raze...
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Smartphone Review

88% Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Smartphone Review

Let me entertain you - The Xperia XZ2 Premium is Sony’s second attempt at a flagship device under its Xperia XZ series. The XZ2 Premium has a true Ultra-HD display, great audio features, a bright dual rear-facing camera setup and plenty of other notable features too. Find out in this detailed review for whom this bulk smartphone is best suited.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 | Qualcomm Adreno 630 | 5.8" | 236 g
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9. (Source: BGR)

DxOMark: The Samsung Galaxy Note 9's cameras are better than the Pixel 2's but not quite as good as the Huawei P20 Pro's

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 is a US$1000 device but, according to DxOMark, it still fails to catch up to the significantly cheaper Huawei P20 Pro in the still photography department.
The Nokia 7 Plus. (Source: Mysmartprice)

The Nokia 9 and Nokia X7 are on their way, and they will ditch the notch

Display panels supposedly belonging to the Nokia 9 flagship and Nokia X7 sub-premium device have surfaced, with a major take being the absence of notches on both devices.
The Redmi Note 5. (Source: XDA-Developers)

Purported Redmi Note 6 display panel surfaces, huge notch in tow

A display panel allegedly belonging to the upcoming Redmi Note 6 has surfaced, giving us what could be our first look at the next iteration in Xiaomi's best-selling mid-range series.
WhatsApp are now rumored to be bringing Dark Mode to its popular interface. (Source: WhatsApp)

WhatsApp may implement a dark mode soon

WhatsApp is working on a dark mode for its app, according to a Twitter-based leaker. The relevant posts project that this option will be OLED-screen friendly. Dark mode may also help save battery life while messaging on the app.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

September 2018 Update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

September 2018 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.
Could this be an invite for the rumored quad-camera Galaxy phone? (Source: Samsung)

Samsung promises '4x fun' in its October 11 Galaxy event

Samsung is holding a Galaxy Event on October 11. There are no details provided but the invite reads '4x fun' implying that this could be related to the announcement of the rumored quad-camera Galaxy phone.
The Razer Phone on the left and the Razer Phone 2 on the right. (Source: Phone Arena)

Razer Phone 2 officially coming October 10 with Snapdragon 845

Razer is set to unveil its next-generation gaming smartphone, the Razer 2 on October 10. The device looks quite similar to the original Razer Phone, but is expected to feature upgraded internals including a Snapdragon 845 processo...
Samsung Galaxy J4 to get a Plus edition soon (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy J4+ hits FCC, will probably become the cheapest handset with an Infinity display

Around four months after the release of the Galaxy J4, Samsung is almost ready to launch the Galaxy J4+. This upcoming handset has just received its FCC certification and is expected to hit the market as the cheapest handset to fe...
The Honor 7S went on sale online for the first time, and sold out in minutes. (Source: Honor)

Honor 7S sells out on Flipkart in under 7 minutes

Honor, Huawei's sub-brand, released its news smartphone, the 7S, into an initial flash sale with the online retailer Flipkart today (September 14, 2018). It took less than 7 minutes for all units of the phone to be ordered on this...
OnePlus may need to include an adapter such as this in the 6T's retail box. (Source: AliExpress)

It's official: OnePlus 6T will ditch the headphone jack

Carl Pei, the OnePlus CEO, confirmed the fact that his company's upcoming late-year flagship refresh will not feature a headphone jack in an interview with TechRadar. Pei claimed that user feedback had contributed to this decision...
The new Apple Watch being presented at the Gather Round event. (Source: TrustedReviews)

Apple Watch losing ground in the wearables market

The latest version of the Apple Watch (the Series 4) has just been released, promising upgrades in terms of hardware and features. Ironically, an equally new report from the analyst group ABI Research indicates that this device li...
The iPhone Xr is the 'cost saving' version of the iPhone X/Xs

The slightly more affordable Apple iPhone Xr is the iPhone 5c/SE of this generation

The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max — with their engineering triumphs and associated price tags — might have been the headlining announcement out of Apple today, but the cheaper iPhone Xr has the potential to be where most consumers d...
Apple has announced the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. (Source: Apple)

Apple follows the size trend, announces the 5.8-inch iPhone Xs and behemoth 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max

The Apple iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max were launched today as the ‘s’ year upgrades to 2017’s iPhone X. As is common for ‘s’ releases, iterative improvements have been made across the board, with a particular focus on the screen, d...
Your next smartphone will likely be from the same manufacturer again according to study (Source: Morning Consult)

Your next smartphone will likely be from the same manufacturer again according to study

An analytics group recently polled 2200 adults early last month to study brand loyalty and how factors like income, age, or region may impact user decisions. Apparently, more than two-thirds of adults say they would stick to the s...
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