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Samsung's interactive Galaxy S10+ billboard charges your Qi-enabled phone. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Charge your phone on this Samsung Galaxy S10 billboard

Samsung has come up with some clever ads over the years as it battles Apple for smartphone supremacy. Spotted in Sydney, Australia by Notebookcheck, this latest billboard is one of the first interactive campaigns we’ve seen with w...
One of the "official" Huawei P30 and P30 Pro images. (Source: SlashLeaks)

Alleged Huawei P30 and P30 Pro marketing material shows up online ahead of launch

The nest Huawei flagships are due to launch on March 26, 2019. However, a leaker claims to have gotten hold of genuine promotional images for the two phones ahead of this event. These posters are for the French market, and show wh...
Can this new 'free phone' concept work? (Source: Volk Fi)

A phone that gets free internet? This is what the Volk One offers, apparently

Could a phone establish data connections and load webpages independent of either WiFi or a SIM card? Volk Fi apparently thinks so. This company is currently advertising its first smartphone, the Volk One, which can apparently form...
The Redmi 7 is now available in Ukraine. (Source: Redmi)

The Redmi 7 makes it to its first Western market: Ukraine

Xiaomi has a thriving presence in Ukraine, with numerous physical stores and online sales through partner websites. This now extends to the new Redmi 7, the second device line to be sold under the OEM's latest sub-brand. Its avail...
Google will give EU Android users a choice of search and browser apps in the future. (Source: Campaign)

Google will ask European Android users which browser and search engine they want in the future

Reports have just emerged that the European Commission has disciplined Google for anti-trust-related business practices. Coincidentally, the company has issued a new blog post outlining its new measures to ensure that there is "ch...
Energizer P18K Pop 18,000 mAh battery smartphone hits Indiegogo

The Energizer P18K Pop crowdfunding campaign starts on Indiegogo, shipments could start in October

Although there is nothing special about it except the gargantuan battery size, the Energizer P18K Pop might prove that many people would pay more than US$500 to get the world's longest-lasting smartphone that has the technical spe...
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be offered in markets with 5G networks. (Source: Digital Trends)

Launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G confirmed

The launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G flagship smartphone has been announced as April 5. Unsurprisingly, the device will go on sale on this date in the manufacturer’s home country of South Korea. The price for the 5G model...
As is becoming tradition, purchases come with a Huawei Watch. (Source: Tek.no)

Norwegian retailer leaks the Huawei P30 Pro in full

The Huawei P30 phones are billed to be launched on March 26, next week, but a Norwegian retailer has revealed all we could hope to know about the P30 Pro. Notable features include a triple rear camera setup and a ToF sensor, a 420...
Renders of the Moto Z4. (Source: 91Mobiles)

Renders of the Moto Z4 surface - Just one rear camera on board

The Moto Z3 was something of a flop last year, and Motorola will be hoping to make up for that with the Z4 this year. Renders of what appears to be the Moto Z4 have surfaced, showcasing the device with a waterdrop notch and, rathe...
The new case leak apparently pertains to the Meizu 16s. (Source: SlashLeaks)

Alleged Meizu 16s case leak suggests departure from predecessors' design

A phone that may be the next generation of the Meizu 16 line is yet again the subject of a post on SlashLeaks. This time, it is described as a case for this new phone. It indicates that the OEM will drop the usual central position...
Android Pie-based Color OS 6 now official (Source: Oppo Global)

Android Pie-based Color OS 6 coming soon to older Oppo handsets

Although handsets like the Oppo F11/F11 Pro and the RealMe 3 have been shipping with it onboard for a while, Android Pie-based Color OS 6 has finally received a proper official launch as well. This piece of code should be rolling ...
Look familiar? These are the new Apple AirPods. (Source: Apple)

Apple releases AirPods 2 with new wireless charging case option

Apple's latest press release has unveiled the AirPods 2. These new earbuds integrate handsfree Siri activation, faster switching between different devices and wireless charging. However, their design is largely unchanged compared ...
Motorola One Vision will be released as the Motorola P40 in China. (Source: Times Now)

Motorola One Vision mid-range specs leaked

Motorola's One Vision smartphone appears to be the same as the previously leaked P40 model, which is intended for the Chinese market only. Surprisingly enough, Motorola chose to add a Samsung Exynos 9610 SoC and only 3/4 GB of RAM...
The purported Xperia 4 compared to the Z5 Compact and XZ2 Compact. (Source: SumahoInfo)

The Sony Xperia 4 could be a disappointing successor to the Xperia Compact flagships

Sony is set to launch a new Xperia device, the Xperia 4, in the coming months. The Xperia 4 is said to be a replacement for the Xperia Compact flagship line, but it's looking more and more like a poor one.
Renders of the Pixel 3a. (Source: OnLeaks)

Details of the Pixel 3a and 3a XL surface - AMOLED, 64 GB, and an iffy camera app

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are set to be launched in the coming months, and a new report has now given us our clearest view yet of the smaller of the devices, the Pixel 3a. Notable features include Active Edge, an AMOLED display, 64 G...
Samsung Galaxy S10 Smartphone Review

92% Samsung Galaxy S10 Smartphone Review

Dwarf galaxy - Samsung has priced the smaller version of the top-tier S10 models more attractively than the S10+. In addition to its smaller display comes a lower capacity battery, a single front-facing camera along with less internal storage. Likewise, there is no option for a ceramic back as there is with the S10+. Read on to find out how the Galaxy S10 compares against its Plus namesake and how it stands up against other modern flagships.
Update: Review completed.
Samsung Exynos 9820 | ARM Mali-G76 MP12 | 6.1" | 157 g
The LumiCharge is back with wireless charging this time. (Source: Lumicharge)

LumiCharge II: The teched-out desk lamp returns with a wireless-charging upgrade

LumiCharge made a good impression among tech correspondents with its first-gen desk lamp. This product had an LED clock, not to mention ways to charge iOS and Android smartphones with built-in wired connections. Now, the company i...
Mixed results. (Source: NDTV)

Q4 2018: Xiaomi's smartphone division sees 28% drop in revenue

A new report has detailed Xiaomi's sales numbers for the fourth quarter of 2018. The company managed to beat its profit estimates for the quarter but also suffered from a heavy quarter-on-quarter drop in revenue from smartphone sa...
The Alienware Alpha R2 PC/console hybrid could be fitted with a GPU from Nvidia or AMD. (Source: Dell)

Dell's Frank Azor says no to Alienware gaming phones and more consoles

During a visit to India where he has been discussing newly launched Dell and Alienware laptops for the Indian market, Dell executive Frank Azor had time to make a few interesting comments about what direction Alienware won’t be ta...
The Blackview A60. (Source: Blackview)

The new Blackview A60 is an Android Go phone with a big 4080 mAh battery

Blackview's latest offering is one for those looking for a cheap phone with decent software and adequate battery performance. The A60 features a 6-inch HD display, dual rear cameras, and a beefy 4080 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a 7.3-inch main display. (Source: YouTube/phoneoftime)

Hands-on video of Galaxy Fold shows it may not be as seamless as Samsung hoped for

A hands-on video of a Samsung Galaxy Fold has been uploaded to YouTube. The clip in question is actually focused on unlocking the smartphone; however, the thing that is immediately apparent is how noticeable the crease down the mi...
The Galaxy A40. (Source: AndroidPlanet)

Samsung launches the Galaxy A40 in Europe - Exynos 7885, 25 MP selfie camera, One UI

Samsung is on a roll. The company released the Galaxy A20 in Russia yesterday and has now launched another device, the Galaxy A40, in the Netherlands. The A40 sports a 5.9-inch Super AMOLED display, dual rear cameras, 4 GB of RAM,...
The Redmi 7. (Source: Redmi)

Redmi 7 launched - Snapdragon 632, 4000 mAh, US$105

Xiaomi's sub-brand, Redmi, yesterday, launched its latest device, the Redmi 7, in China. The budget phone features a 6.26-inch display, dual rear cameras, a Snapdragon 632, and a massive 4000 mAh battery. Prices start at US$105.
The Vivo X27 has a Nex S-esque selfie camera. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo has launched the X27 and X27 Pro: its newest pop-up selfie-cam phones

Vivo has announced its newest devices in a Chinese event today (March 19, 2019). They are the X27 and X27 Pro. The X27 has 2 variants with either the Snapdragon (SD) 675 or 710, although they both have the same screen and single p...
Xiaomi Mi Pay hits India (Source: Android Authority)

Xiaomi finally launches its mobile payments service in India

Already available in China, the Xiaomi Mi Pay mobile payments service has been tested in India in the second half of 2018. In the meantime, the Chinese company obtained the approval of the Reserve Bank of India, and Mi Pay is now ...
The Galaxy S10+ shoots photos worthy of its flagship status. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Shot on Galaxy S10+ Pro mode: Australian F1 GP Tesla Road Trip - Part 2

In the second instalment of this two-part Shot on Galaxy S10+ story, I’ve spent the last couple of days in Melbourne at the Albert Park Street Circuit and in around town. The Galaxy S10+ has proved to be a reliable companion with ...
Samsung Galaxy A20 launches in Russia, Exynos 7884 and Infinity-V display in tow (Source: SamMobile)

Exynos 7884-powered Samsung Galaxy A20 launches in Russia

Although Samsung will reveal at least three Galaxy A models on April 10, some members of this family are already available for purchase here and there. The latest arrival is the ~US$215 Exynos 7884-driven Galaxy A20, a 6.4-inch de...
The Black Shark 2 has been released. (Source: GizmoChina)

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is now available: SD 855 and Pixelworks HDR for US$477

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 has been launched today (March 18, 2019) in China. As expected, it is powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor, has a 6GB RAM base model and has a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. This panel has some interest...
Snapchat is planning to launch its own gaming platform. (Source: Businessofapps.com)

Snapchat to launch its gaming platform "Project Cognac" next month

Snapchat is likely to launch its gaming platform for developers and content partners next month. Codenamed "Project Cognac", the platform will allow third-party developers to create games that run within the Snapchat app. With Sna...
UMIDIGI S3 Pro with MediaTek Helio P70 and 48 MP main camera available globally March 18 2019 (Source: UMIDIGI)

UMIDIGI S3 Pro now globally available at US$279.99, still a pretty good deal

Not long after the successful completion of the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign with twice the initial goal of US$100,000, the UMIDIGI S3 Pro is now available globally. The price tag has gone up to US$279.99, but this Helio P70-po...
Renders of the ZTE Axon S. (Source: Notebook Italia)

First ZTE Axon S leak - Five cameras, side slider, 5x optical zoom, UD fingerprint reader

ZTE could be set to push the innovation envelope in the coming months. The company is said to be working on a flagship, the Axon S, which will feature 5G support, a side sliding mechanism, a 95% screen to body ratio, and five came...
We won't be getting a successor to the Poco F1 for months at least. (Source: BBC)

Geekbench listings of the Poco F2 and Poco F1 Lite were just social experiments after all

A number of recent Geekbench listings alluded to the existence of two new Pocophone devices: The Poco F1 Lite and Poco F2. We were skeptical in our coverage of both stories and it turns out were right to be, as it was all just a r...
Samsung - A Galaxy Event 2019 - invitation (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Samsung confirms April 10 event, new Galaxy A handsets coming up

The teaser image that comes with the invite to Samsung's launch event that will take place on April 10 in Bangkok, Milan, and São Paulo suggests that at least three new Galaxy A handsets with different screen shapes will be the st...
The Galaxy S10+ features an 8MP RGB depth camera and a 10MP selfie camera. (Source: Samsung)

The lack of a 3D ToF sensor on the Galaxy S10+ gives the iPhone Xs a clear edge with selfies

Samsung’s latest Galaxy S10 models pack a serious punch and have been getting very positive reviews on the whole. This includes the Galaxy S10+, which picks up dual-front facing cameras to go with its triple-rear facing camera arr...
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core leaked press render (Source: SamMobile)

Samsung could launch another Android Go phone soon, namely the Galaxy A2 Core

A leaked press render revealed that the Galaxy A lineup will become the second family of Samsung handsets to include at least one Android Go-driven smartphone. This Exynos 7870-powered phone will probably launch on March 22 in Ind...
Xiaomi Poco F2 concept. (Source: Ben Geskin on Twitter)

Xiaomi Poco F2's Geekbench listing throws up an SoC conundrum, but it's likely fake

A listing for the purported Xiaomi Poco F2 has surfaced on Geekbench and while we are expecting a Snapdragon 855-powered flagship killer from Xiaomi this year, the scores do not seem to reflect such high aspirations. Going by the ...
According to Roland Quandt, this is what the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro look like. (Source: WinFuture)

New Roland Quandt leak purports to contain nearly every detail on the Huawei P30 series

Roland Quandt has posted a new article in which he claims to set out every detail on the upcoming Huawei P30 and P30 Pro prior to their launch. This includes nearly every major spec and detail of the phones, including their relati...
The Pixel 4 may have a Galaxy S10-esque punch-hole camera. (Source: PhoneDesigner)

Fresh Pixel 4 leak suggests punch-hole for this phone as well

A few days ago, a series of renders pointed to a Pixel 4 XL design with a dual selfie cam set into its screen. Now, a Twitter-based leaker alleges that the smaller device from the same upcoming line will also follow this trend. Ho...
The company hopes the day never comes. (Source: Gizbot)

Huawei confirms that it has built its own proprietary mobile OS...just in case

There have always been rumors that Huawei was working on its own OS. Those have now been confirmed by the company, with Huawei CEO Richard Yu affirming that the Chinese monolith has a working mobile OS all geared up and ready to g...
The Poco F1. (Source: BBC)

New Geekbench listing teases a purported Poco F1 Lite

A few days ago, a Geekbench listing showed what appeared to be a Poco F1 Lite running on Android Pie with 4 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 660. We are leery of the whole thing, though.
Renders of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. (Source: OnLeaks)

Remember the mid-range Pixel phones? They could be sold as the Pixel 3a and 3a XL

Until now, we'd been led to believe that Google's upcoming mid-range devices would be called the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. Apparently not, as Google code points towards the devices being named the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL....
Renders of the Xiaomi foldable phone. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Xiaomi's upcoming foldable phone will cost half the price of a Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X foldable phones may rightfully dominate the headlines but they come with the caveat of outrageous prices. Xiaomi is set to join the foldable race in the coming months and will, in typical ...
Renders of the Huawei P30 Pro. (Source: Techenguru)

The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will feature OLED displays made by Samsung

The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will be launched on March 26, and while the devices' selling points remain photography, both will still feature top of the line displays—in the form of Samsung-made OLED panels.
The Redmi Note 7 is the first Xiaomi phone to come with an 18-month warranty as standard. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi plans to make 18-month warranties a standard for its smartphones

Xiaomi usually offers a 12-month warranty for its phones to customers in its home country of China. However, this was turned on its head somewhat with the release of the Redmi Note 7. The company gave an extra 6 months' worth for ...
Qualcomm has won a legal case against Apple. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm beats Apple in multi-million-dollar patent infringement case

Qualcomm has successfully pressed its latest legal complaint against Apple in a San Diego court. Its jury has ruled that the Cupertino company did in fact use 3 patents that did not belong to it in the making of its 2016-2018 iPho...
This selfie camera's oneday successor may not even be visible within the display. (Source: AndroidPIT)

Samsung's next-generation displays are set to engulf and hide cameras completely

The Galaxy S10s are Samsung's first flagships in which the front-facing cameras peek right through their high-end OLED displays. However, their future replacements may not even require the cut-out in order to fit around a camera. ...
Qualcomm's mid-range and high-end SoCs are ready to support the upcoming 64 MP and 100 MP cameras scheduled for late 2019. (Source: Blackberry)

Qualcomm's mid-range and high-end SoCs already supporting the 64 MP and 100 MP cameras scheduled for late 2019

Qualcomm's Sr. Director of Product Management Judd Heape revealed that a few OEMs are already planning to release 64 MP and 100 MP cameras in some late-2019 smartphone models, and these will easily be handled by the company's exis...
The Black Shark 2 is available for reservation now. (Source: JD.com)

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 emerges in pre-release reservations-page form

Xiaomi's new gaming phone, so far known as the 'Black Shark 2', has been listed by the online retailer JD.com. Although this page does not reveal its price, it allows potential buyers to reserve a unit ahead of its launch date (Ma...
This is indeed what the next iPhones may look like. (Source: AppleInsider)

2019 iPhones really are going to have square rear cameras: new leak

Some renders and rumors have asserted that the iPhones to be released this year will have triple rear cameras. This, apparently, will necessitate a Huawei Mate 20-esque square module for these sensors. MacOtakara has claimed that ...
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Smartphone Review

85% Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Smartphone Review

Quo Vadis. The Chinese smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is now - due to new marketing strategies of Xiaomi - just called Redmi Note 7. It is hard to categorize, given that it has the highest camera resolution currently available on a smartphone and a relatively weak Snapdragon 660. We tested the fist official smartphone of the sub-brand Redmi in order to uncover its true potential.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 | Qualcomm Adreno 512 | 6.3" | 186 g
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