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Asus giving away ZenBook Pro 15, ZenBook 14, ROG Phone and more to celebrate its 30th anniversary

Asus giving away ZenBook Pro 15, ZenBook 14, ROG Phone and more to celebrate its 30th birthday

A prize pool of over $16000 USD will be spread across 30 products for 30 lucky winners in North America. Try your luck by following Asus on one of several social media sites each week from now until July 23rd.
LG K40

82% LG K40 Smartphone Review: A cheery and affordable handset

Flashes of brilliance. The LG K40 is an affordable smartphone that includes a few tricks, like DTS-X sound support. However, has the South Korean manufacturer focussed too much on flashy features and forgotten to get the basics right? Our rigorous tests will reveal all in this detailed review.
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 | PowerVR GE8320 | 5.7" | 145 g
The Mi Max 3 may not get a successor this year. (Source: The Economic Times)

No Mi Max 4 this year: Xiaomi CEO

The Xiaomi Mi Max 4, as well as a possible Pro variant for this phone, had been rumored for release. However, Lei Jun, the OEM's chief executive officer (CEO) has contradicted this on Weibo. It now seems that any devices of this l...
The Lenovo Z6 will run on the new Snapdragon 730 processor. (Source: Weibo)

Lenovo VP confirms Snapdragon 730 for the Z6

A recent teaser for the upcoming Lenovo Z6 smartphone suggested that it would have Sony AI cameras, a high-capacity battery and a "next-generation" processor. Subsequently, the OEM's vice president got on his Weibo and released mo...
The Galaxy S10+ Prism Silver is only available in a handful of markets. (Source: 9to5Google)

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ Prism Silver edition is headed to a new market

According to a new report, Samsung will release the Galaxy S10+ in its Prism Silver color option to the Indian market soon. Furthermore, the Galaxy M30s will also become available for sale in this country. This new phone is a new,...
Could this be what Microsoft's foldable Surface looks like? (Phone Arena)

Foldable MS Surface with 9-inch display, Android app support, Intel Lakefield 10nm SoC coming 2020

We’ve known for a number of years that Microsoft has been experimenting with dual-screen devices. The first was the Courier concept, then there was the Andromeda project (aka Surface Phone) which is said was put on hold. Those dre...
The smaller 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 10 could ship without microSD card support. (Source: Phonearena)

The latest Galaxy Note 10 rumor could be a deal breaker

In a rumor that could be a deal killer for potential Galaxy Note 10 customers, it looks like Samsung will be removing a key feature from at least one of the two purported variants. If the source is correct, the smaller of the two ...
Is this the Mi CC9e? (Source: Weibo)

One of Xiaomi's new CC phones teased in Weibo video

Xiaomi is seemedly already building hype for its new brand, CC, and its upcoming devices. One of them is apparently featured in a new video released onto Chinese social media by the company. This clip does not offer many actual de...
The Samsung Galaxy A10 appears to be getting an upgraded variant. (Source: DirectD)

A new version of the Samsung Galaxy A10 with a fingerprint scanner and bigger battery may be in the works

A phone with the model number SM-A107F has allegedly gone through certification at the US' FCC. As this number is close to that of the Samsung Galaxy A10, it appears that the device in question is a new variant of the same. Unlike...
The Moto Z4 may not get Android R. (Source: Digital Trends)

Looking forward to Android R on the Moto Z4? Don't count on it

A popular tech blog claims to have gotten the word from Motorola that its latest major release, the Moto Z4, may only get 1 full Android version update during its life cycle. Therefore, the new phone will see Q, but could miss out...
LG X power3

79% LG X power3 Smartphone Review – retro design and a large battery

Throwback with long battery life. The particularly large battery and long battery runtimes are the LG X power3's main selling points. It can offer several improvements compared to its predecessor, but its design remains the same as two years ago. Will this be enough to deserve our recommendation? Find out in our review.
Mediatek MT6750 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 171 g
The Indian government may be able to store and track all IMEIs in the country soon. (Source: PhoneArena)

India is building a national IMEI database to combat phone theft

The Indian Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEIT) is reportedly setting up a Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR). It is to be composed of the IMEIs of all mobile devices in the country. This initiative has ...
Huawei has allegedly cut its orders from Foxconn. (Source: Reuters)

Various different businesses allegedly feel the pinch of Huawei's ban from working with US corporations

Huawei has refuted reports that the volume of its orders for new smartphone units from the manufacturer Foxconn have been downsized. This allegation is linked to the OEM's recent ban from working with US companies. On that note, i...
The Samsung Galaxy M30. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung may have a new, more powerful variant of the Galaxy M30 in the works

The Galaxy M30 is one of Samsung's newest mid-range devices. However, it appears that the OEM is already planning to refresh this phone with a different, faster CPU. On the other hand, this possibility has only been indicated thro...
The Kirin 810 is a powerful mid-range chip that outperforms the Snapdragon 730. (Source: HiSilicon)

Huawei's HiSilicon 810 is the first mid-range 7nm SoC, outperforms the Snapdragon 730

Huawei has unveiled what could be one of the final few ARM-based chips that the company manufactures. The new HiSilicon Kirin 810 is a solid mid-range chip that also happens to be the first made on a 7nm node.
Honor announces global availability and prices for the Honor 20 and the U.S. is not included

Honor reveals global availability and prices for the Honor 20 and the U.S. is not included

Early adopters will get a free Honor Watch, Bluetooth speaker, backpack, or Flypods wireless earbuds with every purchase of an Honor 20 depending on region. Users in North America will have to resort to imports since Honor is a su...
Samsung charger with fast charging capabilities

45 W charging might debut with the Galaxy A90

Although 45 W fast charging is expected to make its debut with the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Pro, the upcoming Galaxy A90 might become the first Samsung handset to feature this technology. For now, Samsung is stuck at 25 W when i...
The original Samsung Galaxy R was succeeded by the Galaxy R Style. (Image source: Android Community)

Wave goodbye to the Samsung Galaxy A90 and say hello to the Samsung Galaxy R series

It seems possible that Samsung will resurrect the Galaxy R brand-name to include what many believed was going to be the Samsung Galaxy A90. According to a well-known industry leaker, the Samsung model SM-A90X will likely be part o...
Fresh leaks suggest that this is the Mi CC9. (Source: GSMArena)

Meet Xiaomi's new, youth-oriented brand: CC

Xiaomi's CEO, Lei Jun, recently took to Weibo to introduce the OEM's latest split-off, CC. It is apparently informed by the "Chic & Cool 90 team", or designers that were born in the 90s, came from the main company's recent acquisi...
An up-to-date render for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Business Today)

TOF camera now projected for Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Samsung has just allegedly trademarked a product called "Make & Play 3D", which apparently involves a time-of-flight (TOF) module that brings depth-sensing to devices such as smartphones. This suggests that upcoming releases from ...
Motorola One Vision

85% Motorola One Vision Review: Cinema smartphone with a strong camera

Mobile cinema screen. The Motorola One Vision follows on from last year's Moto One and aims to set new standards with an updated display and improved camera. What was good, stays - at least that is what the manufacturer indicates, keeping the "Android One" name. Is this a good mixture?
Samsung Exynos 9609 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.3" | 181 g
Nubia Red Magic 3

87% Nubia Red Magic 3 Smartphone Review: 8K videos and active cooling

Stay cool! Nubia wants the Red Magic 3 to be an extraordinary gaming phone and it has done its best to achieve that lofty aim. The company has included an active cooling solution, and the ability to shoot 8K videos, both of which are firsts for the smartphones that have visited our test lab. Read on to find out whether this affordable gaming smartphone can live up to its lofty expectations in this detailed review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.65" | 215 g
Oukitel C15 Pro

74% Oukitel C15 Pro Smartphone Review: A weak budget handset with a bright display

Bargain basement The sub-€100 (~$112) Oukitel C15 Pro surprised with its bright IPS display. Read on to find out whether this budget smartphone has more to offer than its nice-looking screen.
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 | PowerVR GE8300 | 6.09" | 174 g
Lenovo Z6 teaser (Source: Indiashopps)

Lenovo Z6 confirmed to feature triple cameras by Sony, Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor

The Lenovo Z6 will soon take its place in Lenovo's portfolio straight between the Snapdragon 855-powered Z6 Pro flagship and the Snapdragon 710-driven mid-range Z6 Youth Edition. This upcoming handset will come with Sony AI triple...
Are these the Pixel 4's new colorways? (Source: IndiaShopps)

More Pixel 4 leaks, more colors: Latest renders show Not Pink replaced by new option

The Pixel 4 has appeared in yet more renders offering a new layer of detail about this phone prior to his launch. It concerns its color choices, and indicates that there will be three: black, white and (for the first time) green. ...
Part of LG's teaser campaign for the W series of phones. (Source:

One of LG's upcoming ' Specials' gets leaked prior to launch

LG intends to release its new mid-range smartphones, the W series, as Amazon exclusives in India. However, one variant of this series, the W10, has allegedly surfaced on the Android Enterprise database. It shows that the phone may...
Having an inward-folding rear display and a full-size front display, the Mate X II design takes some cues from Samsung's Galaxy Fold (Source: Let's Go Digital)

Patent reveals Huawei Mate X II foldable already in the works

The direct successor of the Mate X appears to take a few cues from the galaxy Fold, but the overall design remains consistent with the original one. Instead of an outwards-folding single display, the mate X II features a full-size...
Vivo's IQOO Neo will feature a rear triple-cam setup and a 6.38-inch teardrop-notched display. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo teases IQOO Neo powered by Snapdragon 845, partial spec sheet leaked on TENAA

Vivo's own teasers for the IQOO Neo and TENAA's partial spec sheet are pointing to an affordable sub-premium model. Powered by last year's flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC, the IQOO Neo is expected to get 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage...
Vivo has announced a new 120W ultra fast charging technology. (Source: IndiaShopps)

Vivo announces 120W Super Fast Charge, set to debut on the stunning Vivo APEX 2019 concept

Chinese smartphone maker announced an incredibly powerful 120W fast charging system. Appropriately dubbed the Super Fast Flash Charge, the technology can charge a 4,000 mAh battery in just 13 minutes
ZTE and Orange bring 5G connectivity to Spain

Orange and ZTE demo various 5G applications in Spain

Although ZTE is also affected by various bans similar to those imposed by the US on Huawei, this Chinese brand seems to be doing all right in Spain. Yesterday, Orange and its Chinese partner have shown various 5G applications at t...
This simple Note 10 design has been attracting many admirers. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)

Simple but effective new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro render will have you falling in love with it again

There has been plenty of contentious news about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 as of late, some of which may have taken some of the gloss off the phablet before it’s even released. However, a simple concept render of the Pro variant p...
Does the Sony IMX 586 have new competition? (Source: Sony)

Omnivision releases its own 48MP sensor for smartphones

Omnivision has announced the OV48B, this company's first 48MP image sensor. Like the Sony IMX 586, it has pixels of 0.8 microns in size that can bin the data it captures into a high-resolution 12MP image. The OV48B can also record...
The Xiaomi M1904F3BC's front and rear panels. (Source: TENAA)

A new variation on or version of the Xiaomi Mi 9 may be on the way

A new certification for a phone called the Xiaomi M1904F3BC has allegedly been found on the TENAA website. It is depicted as having triple rear cameras in a straight line aligned with a corner of its black rear panel, a waterdrop ...
The Lenovo L78121 may be the Z6, given a pop-up camera by some unverified rumors. (Source: YouTube)

New 8GB, Snapdragon 730-powered Lenovo phone appears on Geekbench

A Lenovo device with the novel model number L78121 has posted several scores already on the Geekbench website. It is powered by a chipset also found on results for other phones with the Snapdragon 730 SoC. This new mid-ranger's sc...
The P30 Pro. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei brings DC dimming to the P30 Pro

PWM sensitive people rejoice! You now have one more OLED smartphone to choose from thanks to Huawei bringing DC dimming to the P30 Pro. The feature comes bundled in EMUI, which includes a host of other refinements too.
Intel, Qualcomm and Xilinx are concerned about the considerable profit losses caused by the Huawei bans. (Source: CNN)

Intel and Qualcomm want the Huawei bans lifted

The Huawei bans prove to be source of concern for industry giants like Intel, Qualcomm and Xilinx, as profit predictions signal significant losses. In order to mitigate such dire consequences, these companies reportedly pressed th...
Trump hoped to sway the outcome of the ongoing trade wars with the Huawei bans, but China is still not backing down. (Source:

Report warns laptop prices could increase 19% due to Trump's tariffs

Trump initially postponed the second wave of tariffs in hopes for an eventual agreement with the Chinese government, then snapped back with 15% increased tariffs and the Huawei ban shortly after, yet China does not seem to be move...
Motorola One Action render

Motorola One Action hits FCC

Shortly after its full specs surfaced online, the upcoming Motorola One Action was spotted on FCC's website. This listing confirms the specs that became public last week, including the Exynos 9609 processor, up to 4 GB of memory a...
Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

June 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.
Oppo June 26 launch event teaser (Source: Indiashopps News)

Oppo's under-display camera smartphone might arrive next week

Showcased last month, Oppo's under-display camera technology seems to be ready for the masses. A recently released poster carries the "not only comprehensive" slogan and suggests that the company's next handset will carry more tha...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro. (Source: OnLeaks/PriceBaba)

Galaxy Note 10 locked in for August 7 Unpacked event in New York

Samsung has locked in August 7 to officially debut its much leaked, discussed and eagerly anticipated Galaxy Note 10. The sequel to the highly-regarded Galaxy Note 9 will launch almost exactly 12 months apart at the same New York ...
Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

June 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

June 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.
Top 10 Camera Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Camera Smartphones

June 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

June 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>90cm²)

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

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

June 2019 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.
Realme 3 Smartphone Hands-on Review

Realme 3 Smartphone Hands-on Review — Helio P70 mid-ranger for not-so-deep pockets

Third time's the charm? The Realme 3 comes within six months of the launch of the popular Realme 2 with an aim to correct some of the deficiencies of its older cousin while offering an updated design, new software, and beefed-up internals. The Realme 3 offers excellent value in the sub-₹10,000 (~US$150) market but is not without rivals. For all its niceties under the hood, can the Realme 3 really rise above the competition? Our hands-on review seeks to answer just that.
Mediatek Helio P70 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.22" | 175 g
The LG V40 ThinQ. (Image source: LG)

LG finally rolls out Android Pie to the unlocked V40 ThinQ

Cue terrible baked pastry related puns as LG has released Android 9.0 Pie to the unlocked version of the V40 ThinQ. The company has kept to its promise of delivering the system update within Q2 2019, just. The update is available ...
Huawei's teaser for the Nova 5 Pro. (Source: Weibo)

Huawei Nova 5 Pro officially exists, posts impressive Antutu score

The Nova 5 is the subject of Huawei's next smartphone release. It has been rumored to launch alongside a few variants, including a Pro version. The OEM has now issued a teaser for this device, which has also allegedly gained an An...

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