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AMD has shipped over 500 million GPUs. (Source: AMD)

AMD has shipped over half a billion chipsets since 2013

AMD's GPU shipment volumes are now reported to have exceeded 500 million. This figure, which encompasses discrete and integrated graphics, beat corresponding numbers for Intel and NVIDIA. This success is projected to benefit even ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:48:00 +0200
The Lenovo Legion phone may look like this. (Source: GizmoChina)

The Lenovo Legion phone may have surfaced on 3C and Geekbench

The first phone from Lenovo's gaming brand Legion may be getting close to launch. A device with what is thought to be its model number has reportedly been certified with the regulator 3C. The same number has also posted results on...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:56:00 +0200
The Motorola Edge Plus. (Source: Motorola)

DxOMark: The Motorola Edge+ fails to outperform the OnePlus 7 Pro and Galaxy S10

Motorola announced its return to the flagship space with the launch of the Motorola Edge+ weeks ago. Priced at US$999, the phone has now made its way over to DxOMark where it failed to outperform flagships from last year like the ...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:45:00 +0200
The Eurocom Nightsky ARX15 is classified as a "superlaptop". (Image source: Eurocom)

Eurocom Nightsky ARX15: "The world's most powerful 16C/32T AMD Ryzen 9 based 15.6-inch superlaptop" coming soon with prices from US$1,999 to over US$15,000

Eurocom has announced the Nightsky ARX15 superlaptop that can be fitted with up to a 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor. The laptop starts at a price of US$1,999 but a multitude of diverse configuration options can take the price...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:28:00 +0200
The PS5 official website has recently been updated to show the DualSense controller. (Image source: PlayStation)

PS5 news: Enough AMD chips for a holiday 2020 launch; official website change makes fans jittery; superfast SSD elicits Unreal Engine rewrites

Fears of a delay in the launch of the PS5 have been allayed by a report stating that there is a sufficient supply of the key AMD chips to ensure a holiday 2020 release. A recent change on the official PS5 website had made fans jit...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:57:00 +0200
The LG 15U40N may not be released outside of South Korea. (Image source: LG)

Geekbench confirms LG 15U40N with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor and 16 GB of dual-channel RAM

An AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir-powered laptop made by LG is coming to market. Featuring up to a Ryzen 7 4700U processor and 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4-3200 RAM, the laptop carries the model number 15U40N.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:29:00 +0200
The Xiaomi CAS could end up being part of the Xiaomi Mi CC10 lineup. (Image source: Xiaomishka.ru)

Mysterious Xiaomi CAS smartphone rumored to be packing a 108 MP main camera, 12x optical zoom, 120x digital zoom, and alleged Snapdragon 775G chipset

Details of a mysterious Xiaomi CAS smartphone have started emerging, and it seems the device will be fitted with a 108 MP main camera and offer users the chance to enjoy 12x optical zoom and a whopping 120x digital zoom. It’s been...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:19:00 +0200
Intel Celeron 6205 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Celeron 6205 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 2 cores 10+nm
Intel Celeron 6305 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Celeron 6305 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 2 cores 10+nm
Intel Pentium Gold 7505 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Pentium Gold 7505 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 2 cores 10+nm
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Core i7-1185G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 4 cores @ 3000 MHz 10+nm
Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 4 cores @ 2800 MHz 10+nm
Intel Core i5-1145G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Core i5-1145G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 4 cores 10+nm
Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 4 cores 10+nm
Intel Core i3-1115G4 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Core i3-1115G4 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Tiger Lake U x86 2 cores 10+nm
Over 30 Huawei and Honor phones are eligible to receive the EMUI 10.1 update

Huawei updates the list of devices eligible for the EMUI 10.1 update

According to Huawei's updated roadmap, a total of 36 devices are eligible to receive the EMUI 10.1 update. It includes both Huawei and Honor smartphones, of which the latter will get the update in the form of Magic UI 3.1. The sof...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:58:00 +0200
Realme 6i Smartphone Review – Successful Germany Launch

78% Realme 6i Smartphone Review – Successful Germany Launch

Tea with cream. “Green Tea” and “White Milk” are the two colors that the Realme 6i is available in. And just like the real green tea the color might not please everyone. The combination of price and performance, on the other hand, most likely will. For less than $200 you get a smartphone equipped with 48 MP quad-camera, 128 GB of storage space, a large battery, and fast charging.
Mediatek Helio G80 | ARM Mali-G52 MP2 | 6.5" | 199 g
Inge Schwabe, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:46:00 +0200
AMD Sienna CiChlid could be the much anticipated Navi 21 aka Big Navi. (Image Source: Wccftech)

Fishy AMD Sienna CiChlid reference gets added to Linux driver patches, likely to be 'Big Navi' Navi 21

About 207 patches for a new AMD GPU codenamed Sienna CiChlid have been committed to the AMD Radeon Linux Driver. Evidence from these patches suggests that Sienna CiChlid could, in fact, be Navi 21 aka Big Navi. The Sienna CiChlid ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:49:00 +0200
The Honor Play4 Pro is now up for pre-order. (Source: Honor)

Honor Play4 series: new 8GB Kirin 990 5G and Dimensity 800 phones starting at ~US$280

Honor has launched the Play4 and 4 Pro today (June 3, 2020) in China. The latter does indeed rock the premium Kirin 990 5G chipset, in line with previous leaks - and for only around US$400, too. Those looking for something fresher...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:09:00 +0200
Galaxy Note 20 Plus will come with a triple-camera setup

Galaxy Note 20+ will come with the Galaxy S20 Ultra's 108MP module; will replace the ToF sensor with a laser focus sensor

Prolific leaker Ice Universe just revealed what could be the camera configuration of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20+. The upcoming flagship will reportedly come with a 108MP sensor coupled with a 13MP periscope lens and a 12MP ultra-w...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:00:00 +0200
A render of what the new iPad Air could look like. (Image: via Svetapple.sk)

iPad Air fourth-gen to get display increase to 11-inches, Apple A13 Bionic SoC

A fresh rumor regarding the anticipated 2020 iPad Air fourth-generation model suggest that Apple will indeed go ahead with increasing the display size of the device from 10.5-inches to 11-inches. This gels with a previous rumor al...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:37:00 +0200
The Hublot Big Bang e in black ceramic. (Source: Hublot)

Hublot debuts ultra-premium US$5,800 Wear OS smartwatch

Hublot is looking to make a colorful, and expensive, splash with its new Big Bang e smartwatches. Encased in a choice of two premium materials, the devices are set to put a dent in your wallet to the tune of at least US$5,200.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:05:00 +0200
It's a tricky battle, but the older SoC comes out ahead. (Source: Qualcomm)

Snapdragon 765G vs Snapdragon 845: The Google Pixel 5 could offer worse performance than the Pixel 3

The Pixel 5 is expected to be powered by a sub-premium chipset, which a host of rumors claim could be the Snapdragon 765G. How does a sub-premium SoC compare to the two-year-old Snapdragon 845 on the Pixel 3? Well, it's a mixed ba...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:13:00 +0200
The iPhone 11 Pro will most likely receive an iOS 14 update when the new OS arrives (Image source: Apple)

iOS 14 update: Will Google Translate become redundant on iPhone 12? AI-powered A14 Bionic Neural engine translation feature set to transform Safari and App Store

An early test build of iOS 14 apparently leverages Apple's Neural engine to enable seamless, in-app machine translation in Safari and other core Apple apps. If the implementation is sound, this could be a major boon for iOS 14 use...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:31:00 +0200
Caught red-handed: Chuwi fakes laptop product images to look thinner than they actually are (Image source: Chuwi)

Caught red-handed: Chuwi fakes laptop product images to look thinner and sexier than they really are

At the very least, the manufacturer should have a disclaimer saying that the renders — which are currently being used to advertise the laptop — may not represen...
Intel Core m3-8100Y | Intel UHD Graphics 615 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 08:32:00 +0200
Jun 2
Samsung has apparently settled on a physical rotating bezel for this year's Galaxy Watch. (Image source: Samer Khodeir)

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 will have a rotating bezel, among other new features

Reportedly launching as four variants in August, Samsung is also said to be bringing back the physical rotating bezel back for the Galaxy Watch 2. Rumoured to be available in two sizes too, the Galaxy Watch 2 may also come in LTE ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 22:36:00 +0200
Timex and Amazfit/Huami team up for the Metropolitan R smartwatch. (Image source: Digital Times/Engadget)

Timex Metropolitan smartwatch: Timex teams up with Huami to create an elegant Amazfit-inspired wearable for US$179

Timex and Xiaomi subsidiary Huami have seemingly teamed up to create the Timex Metropolitan R and Timex Metropolitan S smartwatches. The Timex Metropolitan smartwatches, which are clearly inspired by Huami Amazfit devices, are pri...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 22:23:00 +0200
Seeed Studio has brought Bluetooth, Ethernet and Wi-Fi to the BeagleBone Green Gateway. (Image source: Seeed Studio)

Seeed Studio brings Bluetooth, Ethernet and Wi-Fi to the BeagleBone Green Gateway

The Seeed Studio BeagleBone platform has received an upgrade. Released as the Green Gateway, the small single-board computer now supports Bluetooth, Ethernet and Wi-Fi. The improved connectivity comes at the cost of two USB ports,...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 22:18:00 +0200
Realme's new X3 SuperZoom campaign. (Source: Realme Indonesia)

The Realme X3 SuperZoom will launch in Indonesia, and also possibly India, soon

Realme Indonesia has announced that its latest premium phone, the X3 SuperZoom, will arrive in this market on June 16, 2020. Meanwhile, other leaks suggest that this device is also headed to India, perhaps with some additional var...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:52:00 +0200
The Poco F2 Pro does not start at €499. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Poco F2 Pro: Xiaomi may have been misleading customers with its "flagship killer pricing"

Xiaomi fans may have had a rude awakening when purchasing the Poco F2 Pro on Mi.com. Proudly announced for the "flagship killer price" of €499, it turns out that Xiaomi never intended to sell the Poco F2 Pro for that price at all....
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:08:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 NFC version will be available to buy from June 16. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 NFC version starts appearing in markets outside of China priced at 3,990 Russian rubles (US$58)

Xiaomi has started offering the Mi Band 4 NFC version outside of its domestic market. The wearable is currently listed on the Mi store for Russia and is priced at 3,990 Russian rubles (US$58). The Chinese company is expected to ro...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:02:00 +0200
The Google Android TV dongle will apparently come in three colours. (Image source: XDA Developers)

FCC confirms Google Android TV dongle and multi-function remote

The FCC has confirmed that Google will be shortly releasing an Android TV dongle. Apparently codenamed Sabrina, the device will be available in three colours and will support Dolby Vision. The Google Android TV dongle will retail ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:01:00 +0200
The Kirin 985 5G chipset is based on a 7nm manufacturing process. (Image source: Honor)

Kirin 820 and Kirin 985 smartphones storm the latest AnTuTu midrange device chart but it's still the Dimensity 1000L in the OPPO Reno3 5G that commands

The Kirin 820 and Kirin 985 chips from Huawei have stormed into the AnTuTu best-performing midrange smartphone chart for May, with five out of the 10 smartphones listed featuring one of these Kirin SoCs. However, the MediaTek Dime...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:21:00 +0200
EMUI 10.1 will be available in Europe soon

EMUI 10.1 roadmap for Europe revealed; rollout to start in June

The EMUI 10.1 and Magic UI 3.1 update is expected to arrive in Europe starting June. The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will receive it first in June, followed by Mate 20, Mate 20 X, Huawei Nova 5T and Mate 20 Pro, which will get the soft...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:05:00 +0200
best business laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

May 2020 update. Here you will find the best office laptops and business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Benjamin Herzig, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:53:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8 Pro costs from US$899. (Image source: OnePlus)

OPPO Find X2 Pro leads BBK Electronics-dominated AnTuTu flagship smartphone chart as the OnePlus 8 Pro makes its first appearance

AnTuTu has revealed its fastest flagship smartphone chart for May and there are three OPPO devices in the top four positions, headed by the OPPO Find X2 Pro. The new OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone has found a place in the BBK Electronic...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:43:00 +0200
The camera module now looks different, but otherwise there are only minimal changes in the P Smart 2020.

Huawei P Smart 2020: Can a smartphone with a single camera still keep up?

The Huawei P Smart 2020 only brings a single camera lens, and with Android 9, the operating system is also not current anymore. Is the makeshift update of the s...
HiSilicon Kirin 710 | ARM Mali-G51 MP4 | 6.21" | 163 g
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:33:00 +0200
The Core i7-8700K has reached its EOL. (Source: Intel)

Intel's latest discontinuation notice includes some 8th-gen Intel Core i7 processors

Intel has announced that a raft of processors based on the Coffee Lake architecture have reached the end of their life. This new notice encompasses Core i3-, i5- and i7-8xxx CPUs. It also extends to certain Pentium Gold and Celero...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 18:23:00 +0200
Xperia 10 II: Sony's new mid-range smartphone is surprisingly repairable. (Image source: Sony)

Xperia 10 II: Sony's new mid-range smartphone is surprisingly repairable

The Sony Xperia 10 II is here after months of waiting. The device, which features a 6.0-inch display and a Snapdragon 665 SoC, has been shown to have more modular and repairable parts than many of its peers.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:50:00 +0200
Business-grade phishing poses business-grade risks. (Source: Pixabay)

The rate of mobile phishing aimed at businesses grew by 37% by the end of March 2020

The security group Lookout has released the results of its latest study of fraud that targets phones or tablets owned by enterprises. It found that the number of such incidents grew by 37.1% between the last quarter of 2019 and th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:01:00 +0200
The Epic Games Store is coming to mobile devices

Epic Games Store coming to Android and iOS soon

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeny said in an interview that the company plans on bringing the Epic Games Store to Android and iOS soon. The Fortnite launcher on Android has been rebranded as the Epic launcher, implying that its release co...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:51:00 +0200
Intel Core i5-10600K Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Core i5-10600K Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Comet Lake-S x86 6 cores @ 4100 - 4800 MHz 14nm
MSI has been able to weather the COVID-19 pandemic due to increased demand for its gaming laptops. (Image Source: MSI)

MSI emerges strong in terms of Q1 2020 revenue even as PC OEMs fear inventory pile-up once COVID-19 starts abating

Sales of PC hardware have seen a sudden surge during the COVID-19 pandemic, but OEMs fear that this upward trend may reverse as the situation returns to normalcy, according to a recent Digitimes report. However, gaming laptops may...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:30:00 +0200
OnePlus Z hits Geekbench with a Snapdragon 765G and 12 GB of RAM. (Image source: @OnLeaks & @91Mobiles)

OnePlus Z hits Geekbench with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and 12 GB of RAM

A possible OnePlus Z has appeared on Geekbench, complete with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset and 12 GB of RAM. OnePlus is expected to launch the OnePlus Z next month for around US$500.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 15:00:00 +0200
Vivo had a reportedly excellent 1Q2020. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo shipped 24.8 million phones in the first quarter of 2020: new research

Based on a new report released by the International Data Corporation (IDC), Vivo now claims it is the #5 smartphone OEM in terms of market share and shipment volumes. It attributes this success to recent launches such as the S1 Pr...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:10:00 +0200
The Mi 9. (Source: Xiaomi)

MIUI 12 update arrives for the Mi 9 following Redmi K20 and Mi 9T rollouts

Xiaomi's MIUI 12 rollout continues. The Redmi K20 and Mi 9T received the MIUI 12 update last week, and the Mi 9 is next in line. Mi 9 owners in Europe are now receiving the beta stable MIUI 12 update with the software version numb...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:08:00 +0200
The 16.1-inch Pavilion Gaming 16 is HP's newest family member for gamers on a budget (Source: HP)

The 16.1-inch Pavilion Gaming 16 is HP's newest family member for gamers on a budget

No, it's not the world's first 16-inch gaming laptop, but it's certainly one of the few and most affordable. The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 will ship before the end of June for a starting price of $799.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:00:00 +0200
2020 HP Omen 15 is the biggest refresh yet, promises IR thermopile sensors and both 10th gen Intel and 7 nm AMD Renoir options (Source: HP)

2020 HP Omen 15 is the biggest refresh yet, promises IR thermopile sensors and both 10th gen Intel and 7 nm AMD Renoir options

HP says the new sensors are a first for any gaming laptop for more accurate skin temperature readings, steadier fan noise, and improved performance overall.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:00:00 +0200
The X24c will be "HP's most curved monitor yet" when it launches in October for $249 USD

The X24c will be "HP's most curved monitor yet" when it launches in October for $249 USD

The 23.6-inch monitor will support FreeSync Premium which won't be compatible with any of the new Omen or Pavilion gaming laptops just announced. As such, the display will work best on desktop PCs where Radeon GPUs are more common...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:00:00 +0200
The Exynos 850 is Samsung's latest SoC

Samsung releases new Exynos 850 SoC for low-cost smartphones

Merely a week after it released a 5G-ready Exynos 880, Samsung has released a new Exynos 850 SoC. The 8nm chip consists of eight ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz, comes with a Mali G-52GPU, and supports a single 21MP or dual...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:44:00 +0200

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