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It seems Tim Cook would rather have the iPhone notch reduced than banished. (Image source: CNET - edited)

Apple iPhone 12S, not the unlucky iPhone 13, to come with a 25% smaller notch than the iPhone 12

The Apple iPhone 12S is already widely expected to come with a smaller notch than its iPhone 12 relative, and a leaker has offered up some specific measurements revealing a 25% notch width reduction. In addition, the potential iPh...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:08:00 +0200
The 1100 might be getting a new variant soon. (Source: MediaTek)

Rumor | MediaTek will launch the new Dimensity 1100U SoC soon

MediaTek launched the Dimensity 1100 chipset for upper mid-range to mid-range smartphones in early 2021. Now, a prolific leaker claims that the OEM will release a new processor for the next couple of tiers down, and that it will b...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:55:00 +0200
The Best Smartphones for Less Than 300 Euros

The Best Smartphones for Less Than 300 Euros

July 2021 update. The price range of less than 300 Euros, or around $350, is one of the best-selling smartphone segments. Phones in this price bracket tend to offer attractive price-performance ratios. If you are looking for a solid high-quality smartphone on a budget the following list of all smartphones for less than 300 Euros reviewed by us may help.
Mike Wobker, Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:34:00 +0200
The iQOO 7 in an alleged new edition. (Source: 91Mobiles)

The upcoming iQOO 8 will debut with 160W charging

iQOO is said to launch an Android phone based on the new Snapdragon 888+ chipset soon, and will thereby replace a flagship with the OEM's top 120W Flash Charge technology. Now, a report from the Chinese media claims that its immed...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:01:00 +0200
Oppo A54 5G

80% Oppo A54 5G smartphone in review: Solid camera in budget 5G phone

With a 90 Hz display. Cheap 5G smartphones are no longer a rarity. But the Oppo A54 5G offers very promising features that go beyond the latest mobile standard for less than 300 Euros (~$354). Our review clarifies exactly what these are.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 619 | 6.50" | 190 g
Mike Wobker, Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:45:00 +0200
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Nord 2 5G launched with a Dimensity 1200 and a main camera straight out of the OnePlus 9 Pro, starts at €399

OnePlus has now launched its main mid-range device for the year, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G seeks to build on the relative success of last year's OnePlus Nord with a 90Hz AMOLED, 65 W charging, and a MediaTek Dim...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:25:00 +0200
The

The ZTE Axon 30's cutting-edge display allegedly outdoes its predecessor in a new leak

ZTE has confirmed that the Axon 30 will be its second-gen under-display camera smartphone on its late July 2021 launch. Now, new in-the-wild videos purport to showcase this aspect of the device ahead of this event. The leaks sugge...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:55:00 +0200
Surprisingly, this is not a first-gen Realme NUC. (Source: GizmoChina)

Realme's upcoming MagDart wireless charging series' design is allegedly captured in new renders

Realme's application to trademark the term "MagDart" led to pretty instantaneous speculation that the OEM is preparing what amounts to an Apple MagSafe clone for release in the near future. A tech blog purports to confirm this rum...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:39:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be available in three colours, including green. (Image source: dbrand)

Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 prices leak again; dbrand is already selling skins for upcoming Samsung foldable

It will be a few weeks before Samsung's next-generation folding flagships arrive, but a European retailer is already listing the devices on its website. Similarly, dbrand is already taking pre-orders for Galaxy Z Fold 3 skins, and...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 22 Jul 2021 02:35:00 +0200
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South Koreans can soon buy the iPhone 12 at an LG store (Image: Daniel Romero, LG, edited)

Despite backlash, LG is going to sell iPhones and other Apple products after all

After the South Korean corporation quit the smartphone business due to lackluster sales numbers, LG is now collaborating with one of its biggest competitors to compensate for some of the loss that the mobile division has caused.
Enrico Frahn, Wed, 21 Jul 2021 23:05:00 +0200
Samsung previews the

Samsung refreshes the 6,000mAh Galaxy M21 for 2021 with some spec bumps and a new starting price

Samsung has upgraded the Galaxy M21 with the...Galaxy M21. This new version of the 2020 phone has most of the original's features, its massive 6,000mAh battery included. However, it also offers a new rear panel with an updated 48M...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 21 Jul 2021 22:57:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (L) achieved the same display score as the cheaper Mi 11 (R). (Image source: Xiaomi/DxOMark - edited)

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra fails to break into DxOMark's top 10 global ranking for display performance with a score that ties with the much cheaper Mi 11

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra smartphone has not managed to enter the top 10 global ranking for display in a recent DxOMark test. The expensive phone performed well overall but was shy of the performances produced by rivals such as the S...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 21 Jul 2021 22:50:00 +0200
The Nord 2 will charge at

The OnePlus Nord 2 is rated to stay on for a "full day" after charging for 15 minutes

The OEM OnePlus has been dropping spec-rich spoilers for its upcoming Nord 2 mid-range smartphone ahead of its launch. The latest in this series of teasers reveals that its battery is equipped with the high-end Warp Charge 65 tech...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 21 Jul 2021 18:36:00 +0200
Xiaomi expands the Android 11 rollout for the Redmi Note 8 to Global ROM units

Xiaomi expands the Android 11 rollout for the Redmi Note 8 to Global ROM units

After beginning the Android 11 rollout for the European model of the Redmi Note 8 a few weeks ago, Xiaomi is now expanding its reach. Starting today, the Android 11 alongside the July security patch will reach the first batch of g...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:04:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 10S in its new Starlight Purple finish. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S re-released in a striking new colourway

Xiaomi has announced a new colour variant of the Redmi Note 10S. Called Starlight Purple, the colour extends to the device's frame and has an eye-catching back panel.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 21 Jul 2021 01:55:00 +0200
MIUI 12.5 is slowly making its way to all eligible devices. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Mi 9 Lite grab MIUI 12.5 globally, Mi 9 receives new OS in Europe

MIUI 12.5 has arrived on the Redmi Note 7, Mi 9 Lite and Mi 9 in more regions. The OS update does not bring Android 11 to the Redmi Note 7 though, unfortunately.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 21 Jul 2021 01:50:00 +0200
The new Galaxy Unpacked show is finally official. (Source: Samsung)

Update | Galaxy Unpacked, unleashed: Samsung sets an August 2021 date for the launch of its latest premium devices

The Galaxy Z Fold3 and Flip3 are just 2 of the most keenly awaited new Samsung devices rumored to launch in the third quarter of 2021. Now, the OEM has finally chosen a date for this event. It has confirmed earlier tips that the e...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:17:00 +0200
The ear (1) charging case. (Source: Nothing)

Nothing teases its ear (1) buds with a charging-case design reveal

The new tech start-up Nothing is slated to launch its inaugural product, the ear (1) TWS buds, on July 27, 2021. However, it has chosen to share some details on the peripherals' charging case ahead of this event. Not that there is...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Jul 2021 23:51:00 +0200
The flat camera is the stumbling block.

Sony Xperia 10 III: Trips itself up in the test

While basically, Sony doesn't do anything different with the Xperia 10 Mark III, is succeeded in performing the right fine-tuning to create a really good smartphone. However, as soon as our tester gets excited about it, the Xperia...
Daniel Schmidt, Tue, 20 Jul 2021 22:14:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra will likely be one of the first smartphones to receive the MIUI 13 update. (Image source: Xiaomi/Weibo - edited)

MIUI 13 main updates leaked along with the supposed Control Center design for Xiaomi's upcoming Android overlay

The alleged main updates for MIUI 13 have been leaked just as a supposed image of the redesigned Control Center has started doing the rounds. One of the purported MIUI 13 changes is the introduction of floating windows for games. ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 20 Jul 2021 22:06:00 +0200
The new Flash Pro and Pro Plus. (Source: Chargesasap)

Chargeasap seeks to entice techies who like to stay mobile once again with the new Flash Pro up-to-100W power bank series

Chargeasap has launched successors to its super-charged Flash power bank via Indiegogo. The OEM asserts that the new Pro series incorporates its forebear's best attributes, a 100W USB-C Power Delivery (USB-PD) 3.0 output suitable ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:00:00 +0200
An alleged iQOO 8 poster. (Source: WHYLAB via Weibo)

Rumor | iQOO will launch a new version of its 2021 flagship phone with the Snapdragon 888+ SoC

The iQOO smartphone brand is now linked to the launch of a phone called the 8. It is said to be a refresh of the current 7 flagship, powered by the Snapdragon 888's own updated Plus variant. It may launch with a 120Hz QHD+ display...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:25:00 +0200
The upcoming Axon 30. (Source: ZTE via Weibo)

ZTE will launch the Axon 30 with a second-gen under-display camera on July 27, 2021

ZTE has announced a date for the Axon 30 product event. The show will unveil the OEM's second-gen under-display camera phone during this show. It is now slated to arrive with a 6.92-inch edge-to-edge FHD+ AMOLED display, a high-en...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:52:00 +0200
Test Vivo X60 Pro smartphone

87% Vivo X60 Pro review - Upper-class smartphone with virtual RAM & gimbal camera

The X60 Pro starts with Zeiss lenses and a new gimbal camera system. Whether the collaboration with the traditional German manufacturer makes the classic OIS stabilization forgettable or serves more for marketing purposes, you can find out in our review of the Vivo phone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.56" | 177 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 20 Jul 2021 05:53:00 +0200
The Xperia 1 III. (Source: Sony)

Update | The Sony Xperia 1 III is slated to get a total of 1 major Android version updates

Sony launched its latest flagship smartphone as the Xperia 1 III at a starting price of US$1,300. Despite this, the OEM has reportedly advised that it is getting only 2 years of official software support. Therefore, it is getting ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 19 Jul 2021 23:08:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi A2 has received three years worth of Android security patches. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi A2 receives its final allotted update, leaving the Mi A3 as Xiaomi's last active Android One smartphone

The Xiaomi Mi A2 has received its last Android security patch, three years after Xiaomi released the handset. Now, only the Mi A3 carries the candle for Xiaomi's Android One smartphones, albeit only until 2022.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 19 Jul 2021 18:51:00 +0200
Xiaomi Black Shark 4

86% Xiaomi Black Shark 4 smartphone review - Mobile gaming with 144 Hz display

Gambling extraordinaire? The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 is not quite as extravagantly designed as other gaming phones and comparatively cheap. However, it has a lot to offer with a 144 Hz display, 5G and mechanical shoulder keys. Read our review to find out whether the gaming phone is worth it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.67" | 210 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 19 Jul 2021 16:39:00 +0200
The latest Magic3 Pro render. (Source: EquaLeaks)

Update | The Honor Magic3 Pro will look like the Huawei Mate 40

Honor has effectively confirmed a new leak alleging that its upcoming flagship Magic3 Android smartphone series would turn out looking suspiciously like another pre-existing premium device. The tip also purports to spill major spe...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:17:00 +0200
The Sony Xperia 1 III dismantled the Asus ROG Phone 5 in the speed tests carried out by TechNick. (Image source: Sony/Asus - edited)

Sony Xperia 1 III demolishes Asus ROG Phone 5 in dazzling speed test

The Sony Xperia 1 III has been put through its paces against a fierce competitor in the form of the Asus ROG Phone 5. Both Snapdragon 888 phones have a reputation for being fast, but it still comes as a surprise just how far ahead...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 19 Jul 2021 00:51:00 +0200
Sony Xperia 10 III review - A compact 5G smartphone with IP certification

83% Sony Xperia 10 III review - A compact 5G smartphone with IP certification

Slim package. Sony squeezes a lot of modern technology into a compact smartphone. In addition to a current Qualcomm 5G SoC, fast USB port, IP certification, and powerful battery, Sony has also equipped its smartphone with a triple camera system that deserves its name. Our test shows where it stumbles.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 619L | 6.00" | 169 g
Daniel Schmidt, Sun, 18 Jul 2021 22:07:00 +0200
A Huawei P50 render. (Source: SlashLeaks)

Rumor | Huawei will launch the P50 (and nothing else) at the end of July 2021

It has been thought that Huawei would launch a whole series of premium P50 mobile devices in mid- to late 2021. However, the latest word on this subject is that it will be launched in a much more restrained form on July 29, 2021. ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 18 Jul 2021 17:34:00 +0200
Apple's MagSafe seems to have a super-fan. (Source: Apple)

Realme trademarks what could be a MagSafe clone

Realme has registered the term MagDart with the EU's intellectual property office (EUIPO). This name seems to mimic that of Apple's new proprietary wireless charging system. Therefore, the Android OEM could be working on similar p...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 18 Jul 2021 16:55:00 +0200
Realme GT 5G Smartphone Review - Strong alternative to the Poco F3

86% Realme GT 5G Smartphone Review - Strong alternative to the Poco F3

More power! The realme GT 5G convinces with a strong performance in the test and directly attacks Xiaomi's Poco series, because the smartphone is already available for less than 400 Euros (~$472) despite its high-end SoC. Find out what else it has to offer and where savings were made in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 6.43" | 186 g
Daniel Schmidt, Sun, 18 Jul 2021 11:41:00 +0200
TSMC is relatively positive about the future. (Source: TSMC)

TSMC asserts it is still on track to hit 2021 sales targets despite silicon crisis

TSMC had projected that its sales would grow by about 20% year-on-year (YoY) in 2021, despite the ongoing chip-supply crisis. With its latest revenue and profit reports, the company still believes it will comfortably hit that targ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 18 Jul 2021 00:39:00 +0200
Xiaomi sells over 1 million Redmi Power Banks in India

Xiaomi sells over 1 million Redmi Power Banks in India

Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi launched its Power Bank to the Indian market in February 2020. It has reportedly proven popular since, as its shipments in the country have now exceeded 1 million units. The accessory comes in 10,000mAh an...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 17 Jul 2021 15:07:00 +0200
Honor announces the Magic3 launch. (Source: Honor)

Honor announces a global launch date for the flagship Magic3 series

Honor has already officially announced that its 2021 flagship, the Magic3, will be powered by the latest Qualcomm flagship processor. Now, the OEM has revealed a specific date for this event. Furthermore, it is coming as a series ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 17 Jul 2021 14:17:00 +0200
OnePlus teases the Nord 2. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus officially reveals the Nord 2's design ahead of launch as its specs leak via Geekbench

OnePlus has confirmed that its latest Nord-series smartphone will launch in late July 2021. Now, it has released a trailer for the device that reveals its looks from the back. Meanwhile, a new Geekbench listing might confirm a 12G...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 17 Jul 2021 13:22:00 +0200
OnePlus Nord CE 5G Smartphone Review - Focused on the essentials

83% OnePlus Nord CE 5G Smartphone Review - Focused on the essentials

Everything important on board. The OnePlus Nord CE 5G competes in the smartphone mid-range and makes a bold promise: The 6.43-incher is supposed to offer exactly the features that users really need and make as few compromises as possible. At the same time, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G starts at 300 Euros (~$354). Our review clarifies how all that fits together.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 619 | 6.43" | 170 g
Manuel Masiero, Sat, 17 Jul 2021 05:06:00 +0200
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An alleged Realme GT Master Edition surfaces on Geekbench ahead of launch

Realme is slated to debut the Master Edition of its GT smartphone later in July 2021. Prior to this, a device that might have its model number has appeared on Geekbench. If so, the new leak confirms that it will have a new 5G Qual...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 16 Jul 2021 21:49:00 +0200
Xiaomi has enjoyed huge annual growth thanks to the popularity of devices such as the Mi 11 Ultra. (Image source: Xiaomi/Canalys - edited)

Xiaomi continues phenomenal rise to the top as +83% growth takes it past Apple as the world's second-largest smartphone brand

An incredible annual growth rate has given Xiaomi the ability to leapfrog over Apple and take up second place in the table of the world’s largest smartphone vendors for the second quarter of 2021. Samsung still remains at the top ...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 16 Jul 2021 19:53:00 +0200
The Pixel 6 series will debut Google's first in-house SoC. (Image source: Jon Prosser & Ian Zelbo)

Google Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro: Display resolutions and front-facing cameras details of upcoming Android flagships revealed

Google has included more tidbits about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in the latest Android 12 beta, according to a report. Supposedly, Android 12 Beta 3 confirms multiple camera details about the pair, including the size of their fr...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 16 Jul 2021 17:37:00 +0200
The upcoming Exynos 2200 may feature a 6-core RDNA2 GPU (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung’s Exynos 2200 could feature a 6-core RDNA2 GPU to deliver a major graphics boost, and Xbox One-beating performance

Tipster @UniverseIce recently claimed on Weibo that Samsung’s upcoming Exynos 2200 SoC would feature a six-core RDNA2 implementation. To put this into perspective, the upcoming Steam Deck, capable of playing AAA PC games, features...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 16 Jul 2021 09:59:00 +0200
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Z Flip 3 on August 3. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 debuts on Geekbench with a Snapdragon 888 SoC and 8 GB of RAM

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 will offer flagship performance when it launches in a few weeks. While Motorola continues to use the Snapdragon 765G in its Razr series, Samsung has moved onto the Snapdragon 888 for the Galaxy Z Flip 3.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 16 Jul 2021 01:57:00 +0200
The Mi A2 Lite is unlikely to receive another update. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite has received its final guaranteed update

Xiaomi has released the July 2021 security patch to the Mi A2 Lite, three years to the month that the device debuted. This month's update is the last guaranteed for the Android One handset.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 16 Jul 2021 01:39:00 +0200
Google News has gotten its maker into trouble. (Source: Google)

Google incurs a US$590 million fine in a news media compensation row

France's competition authority has slapped Google with a €500 million (~US$590 million) fine, following complaints from the same nation's press agency that the Mountain View giant has been using its content for the News app withou...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 16 Jul 2021 00:27:00 +0200
The YH-L700A headphones. (Source: Yamaha)

Yamaha's latest on-ear headphones launch with ANC and 3D Sound Field technology

Yamaha claims to have drawn on decades of experience with enhancing 2-channel audio at the home-theater level to develop 3D Sound Field for its new YH-L700A headphones. It focuses on adapting to the wearer's head movements to keep...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 15 Jul 2021 23:38:00 +0200
New phone, no case. (Source: Nokia)

Rumor | Nokia will launch the XR20 as a rugged phone on July 27, 2021

Nokia has dropped official hints of a new and uniquely case-independent phone to launch in late July 2021. The teaser has led to speculation that the device in question is the XR20, a phone projected to come with a ruggedized chas...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 15 Jul 2021 22:44:00 +0200
Both the POCO C3 and POCO M2 have been moved to the

Latest Xiaomi Android 12 update list relegates the POCO M2, promotes the Redmi 9T, and moves the Mi 10 to internal beta testing

A refreshed list of Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO, and Black Shark devices that will or will not be updated to Android 12 has recently been published. The unofficial list features numerous changes from the last one, including the news that ...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 15 Jul 2021 20:12:00 +0200
The Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro have no received MIUI 12.5 in multiple regions. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi rolls out MIUI 12.5 to the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro globally

The Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro have started receiving MIUI 12.5 globally. V12.5.1.0.RJDMIXM is rolling out now as an OTA and brings MIUI's global branch in line with many others, including Europe and India.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:13:00 +0200
The rumoured Pixel Fold is just one device due before 2022 with a UTG display from Samsung. (Image source: MacRumors)

Samsung UTG orders put Google Pixel Fold and Mi Mix Fold 2 in the frame for releases this year

According to a new report, Google and Xiaomi remain on track to release foldable smartphones before the end of 2021. Both companies will use Samsung's ultra-thin glass (UTG) technology, which the latter uses in the Galaxy Z series...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:05:00 +0200
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