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MSI's latest workstations. (Source: MSI)

MSI releases its 2020 line of workstations

MSI presents its new notebooks that, while being powerful enough for many enthusiasts and creators, retain decently portable dimensions. The series consists of 15.6- and 17.3-inch machines that feature up to Intel Xeon processors ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 03 Jul 2020 23:36:00 +0200
The Galaxy M series are popular e-store phones in some markets. (Source: Samsung)

Update | TUV Rheinland certifies a new battery that may be for the Samsung Galaxy M31s

Some recent leaks have raised the possibility of a successor for the Samsung Galaxy M30s. Now, the OEM has certified a battery that could conceivably have been made for this phone. However, those hoping for even more screen-on tim...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 03 Jul 2020 16:59:00 +0200
Some of the POCO M2 Pro's new teaser material. (Source: Twitter)

POCO M2 Pro: more evidence of Redmi Note 9 Pro-clone status emerges

POCO has confirmed the existence of the M2 Pro, and is currently teasing it on Twitter and Flipkart ahead of its July 7, 2020 launch. These official leaks show some inextricable links between it and the pre-existing Redmi Note 9 P...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 03 Jul 2020 16:48:00 +0200
HBM2E chips come with capacities up to 16 GB. (Image Source: SK Hynix)

SK Hynix starts mass production for 16 GB HBM2E DRAM chips

The HBM2E memory chips offer up to 460 GB/s bandwidth, plus they are 50% more energy efficient and come in a 30% smaller package compared to the HBM2 models. With such an improved bandwidth, the HBM2E chips are expected to signifi...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:08:00 +0200
Honor unleashes the X10 Max. (Source: Honor)

Return of the big screen: Honor launches the 7.09-inch X10 Max

Honor has launched a pair of new Dimensity 800-powered phones today (July 2, 2020). Despite this, the 2 phones are quite different, particularly in terms of their displays. The 30 Youth Edition has a 6.5-inch 90 hertz (Hz) panel, ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:08:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy A31. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung India issues a price cut for the Galaxy A31

Samsung launched the quad-camera Galaxy A31 less than a month ago (in June 2020). Nevertheless, the phone is getting a discount already. It is now INR 1000 less than its original price, which brings it down to the equivalent of US...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:11:00 +0200
A diagram based on the new Samsung patent. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung's next-gen foldables may have equally flexible batteries

A new patent added to the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) database shows that Samsung has developed a foldable battery to power phones of the same nature. It is constructed of layers in a way that allows one of its cells...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:10:00 +0200
Lexar launches SL200 USB-C portable SSD starting at $89 USD (Source: Lexar)

Lexar launches super-light SL200 USB-C portable SSD starting at $89 USD

At just over 40 grams, the SL200 is looking to be one of Lexar's lightest external SSDs yet with 256-bit AES encryption and drop, shock, and vibration resistance.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:56:00 +0200
The new Snapdragon Wear 4100+. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm launches the Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform, complete with a series-first Plus variant

The Snapdragon Wear 3100 was Qualcomm's latest dedicated SoC for smartwatches - until today. It has been supplanted by the new 4100 - as well as the 4100+. Both feature a new processor, paired with an ultra-low-power co-processor....
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:49:00 +0200
The next iPad Mini may look very different. (Source: Apple)

Ming-Chi Kuo predicts the next iPad will launch later in 2020

The eminent TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's latest round of Apple predictions include a rough launch date for an upcoming iPad with a 10.8-inch display. They also allude to another tablet of this series that wou...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 30 Jun 2020 22:40:00 +0200
The new "bengals" could be new generations of this phone. (Source: OPPO)

Potential new OPPO phones with an interesting code-name leak onto Geekbench

Two new devices with what could be model numbers from the OEM OPPO have emerged on Geekbench 4. They both have 4GB of RAM, run Android 10 and have a heretofore-unseen code-name associated with their processing platform: bengal. Co...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:59:00 +0200
The GALAX GTX 1650 Ultra. (Source: VideoCardz)

NVIDIA's GTX 1650 has a new variant, again

The gaming component and peripherals company GALAX has launched a new product called the GTX 1650 Ultra. However, its GPU is not that of the original non-ray-tracing Turing variant, but of underpowered chips left out of other card...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 29 Jun 2020 22:51:00 +0200
The Sony a7S II. (Source: Sony)

A successor for the Sony a7S II is finally on the way

The a7S II is a member of Sony's Alpha series of full-frame cameras lauded for its low-light and 4K video performance, even though it has been several years since its release. Now, an executive from this OEM has confirmed that a s...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 29 Jun 2020 21:58:00 +0200
The new OWC Envoy Express. (Source: OWC)

OWC launches the Envoy Express, the "world's first Thunderbolt 3-certified" SSD enclosure

There are many products on the market that claim to convert M.2 NVMe SSDs into fast portable external storage. However, OWC claims that its own such housing is the first to come certified for Thunderbolt 3 speeds. Accordingly, it ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 29 Jun 2020 17:05:00 +0200
The Moto E6 Plus. (Source: Motorola)

A new leak hints at Android 10 for the Motorola Moto E6 Plus

A recent edition to the Moto E series of affordable smartphones exhibited several discrepancies in our review, not the least of which was launching with Android 9.0 (Pie) in 2019. However, a new Geekbench 5 listing suggests that t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 27 Jun 2020 19:58:00 +0200
The Galaxy A71 may be getting a 2nd refresh. (Source: Samsung)

A new leak puts a "Samsung Galaxy A71s 5G" on the cards

Samsung refreshed its popular Galaxy A71 smartphone with a 5G-enabled SoC in 2020. Now, a new Geekbench listing hints at a further variation on this device. It is known as the SM-A716V on this platform, and may thus have the produ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:11:00 +0200
NVIDIA's new driver supports DirectX 12 Ultimate. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA's new GeForce Game Ready driver is DirectX 12 Ultimate-compatible

The latest Windows 10 Game Ready driver for NVIDIA GeForce cards unlock DirectX 12 Ultimate features on RTX GPUs. This may bring attributes such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing and mesh shading to certain games. The new driver...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 24 Jun 2020 20:00:00 +0200
OM-D cameras will not be made by Olympus any more. (Source: Olympus)

Olympus announces that it has cut its camera business loose

Olympus has officially confirmed it has signed an agreement to relinquish the imaging division of its company. This means that cameras such as those of the OM-D series will no longer be available under their original maker's name....
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 24 Jun 2020 19:09:00 +0200
The new QNAP TS-x53D series. (Source: QNAP)

QNAP claims its new PCIe-expandable TS-x53D NAS series is ideal for both professionals and gamers

QNAP's latest TS-x53D series of network-attached storage (NAS) products have 2, 4 or 6 bays and 4 to 8GB of RAM. They are also equipped with a PCIe Gen 2 expansion slot and 2 2.5 gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports. The user can also play...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 23 Jun 2020 16:29:00 +0200
The Galaxy A01 may not have long as Samsung's cheapest new phone. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung "Galaxy A01e" is now the Galaxy A01 Core: new leak

Recent leaks have pointed to the release of a second variant for the Galaxy A01, a budget phone debuted by Samsung in 2020. A new entry on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) website now confirms its existence. It also show...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 23 Jun 2020 15:37:00 +0200
Lexar is making DDR4 RAM sticks now starting at $19 USD for a 4 GB module (Source: Lexar)

Lexar is making DDR4 RAM sticks now starting at $19 USD for a 4 GB module

The flash memory company wants to start out small in the RAM market before moving up to 3200 MHz options for gamers and enthusiasts.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:45:00 +0200
The A100-based PCIe GPU. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA unveils the A100 GPU in PCIe form

The A100 is the first GPU based on NVIDIA's state-of-the-art Ampere architecture. It is available in NVLink and (as of today) PCIe-enabled cards intended for high-performance computing (HPC) use cases. Its maker has also announced...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:37:00 +0200
The Redmi 9. (Source: Redmi)

The Redmi 9 will have up to 6GB of RAM on its Chinese debut: new leak

The Redmi 8's long-awaited successor launched in Spain as a device with 3 or 4GB of RAM. However, the noted tipster Ishan Agarwal now claims that some of its China-only SKUs will go up to 6GB. Furthermore, some others will have 12...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 21 Jun 2020 18:30:00 +0200
An up-to-date Galaxy Tab S7+ render. (Source: Pigtou x OnLeaks)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+: new leaks may confirm the tablet's ~10,000mAh battery

Some upcoming variants to the Samsung Galaxy Tab line of premium slates are currently believed to have a markedly large battery capacity. This spec might help them earn their rumored 'Plus' moniker. A leaker has posted new images,...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 21 Jun 2020 14:52:00 +0200
Both colorways of the Razr are on sale. (Source: Motorola)

The new Motorola Razr goes on sale for the first time at US$500 less than normal

The Motorola Razr was announced in 2019 as the first foldable clamshell phone on the market. Therefore, the OEM set its price at US$1499.99 on its launch. Those who find this outlay for a phone powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC of...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 17 Jun 2020 22:21:00 +0200
The OPPO Find X2 will be on sale soon in India. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO launches the Find X2 in India, but where are the Pro variants?

The Find X2 phones are OPPO's premium, Snapdragon 865-powered flagships for 2020. The OEM has launched it in India. However, it appears the country only gets the vanilla variant, which has 12GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage an...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 17 Jun 2020 19:27:00 +0200
A new Galaxy Tab S7 render. (Source: OnLeaks x Pigtou_)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ SKUs allegedly show up on Geekbench

Samsung's highest-end tablet series is thought to branch into additional Plus versions for its late-2020 generation. More evidence of this has allegedly leaked onto Geekbench 4. They show what may be Tab S7 and S7+ variants with t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 15 Jun 2020 23:41:00 +0200
The Brandeis Prometheus. (Source: Indiegogo)

Update | Brandeis launches the "extraordinary" Prometheus smartphone on Indiegogo, attracting both backing and skepticism

A start-up called Brandeis has put its inaugural smartphone, the Prometheus, up for crowdfunding. It purports to offer a Snapdragon 865 SoC, 16GB of RAM, a uniquely-shaped QHD OLED screen and a 108MP main camera for as little as U...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 14 Jun 2020 19:32:00 +0200
The ZenBook 13 UX325. (Source: Asus)

The Asus ZenBook 13 UX325 is quietly unleashed on the European market

The ZenBook UXn25 series is a compelling line of Thunderbolt 3-enabled ultrabooks, although you'd hardly know it from Asus' press releases thus far. Accordingly, its 13-inch variant has sneaked its way onto the OEM's Bulgarian web...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 14 Jun 2020 17:33:00 +0200
The new LG CineBeam PH30N. (Source: LG)

The new LG CineBeam projector can throw a 100-inch image and weighs 1.1 pounds

LG has announced the latest model in its line of CineBeam projectors. The PH30N is rated for images of up to 100 inches from 10.8 feet away. It has also been designed to be light and portable so as to generate a theater-like exper...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 13 Jun 2020 22:50:00 +0200
The new Sony BRAVIA 4K HDR BZ40H series. (Source: Sony)

Sony announces new, commercial-grade BRAVIA 4K HDR monitors

Sony has announced its latest line of BRAVIA monitors directed at professional environments and use-cases. This BZ40H series has many attributes from this OEM's high-end TVs, as well as Ethernet connectivity in order to set up its...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 13 Jun 2020 15:06:00 +0200
The Aukey Basix Pro Wireless Power Bank. (Source: Aukey)

Aukey's latest power bank is also a phone stand

The new Basix Pro Wireless Power Bank from Aukey has an innovative design, in that it combines the ability to act as a phone stand in addition to the function that gives it its name. It does so by integrating a kickstand into its ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 12 Jun 2020 22:42:00 +0200
Is the Galaxy M31 getting a new variant. (Source: Amazon.in)

A phone that may be the Samsung Galaxy M31s pops up on Geekbench

The Galaxy M30s was a considerable success for Samsung in 2019. Now, it appears the OEM may be looking to replicate its success this year. Some evidence of a device that may conform to this description has surfaced on a benchmarki...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 12 Jun 2020 19:37:00 +0200
The OPPO Find X2 Pro Lamborghini Edition. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO launches the Lamborghini Edition of the Find X2 Pro in Germany

The Lamborghini Edition of the OPPO Find X2 Pro is a version of this phone with an appropriately car marque-themed finish and accessories. It has been released onto the German market via this country's Amazon site. It is in appare...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 12 Jun 2020 18:18:00 +0200
Google releases Android 11 Beta 1. (Source: Google)

Google releases the first public Android 11 beta for most Pixel phones

Google has started the Android 11 beta program. This initial preview ROM should contain changes such as notification bubbles, enhanced permission controls and wireless ADB debugging. It is compatible with newer Pixel-series device...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 11 Jun 2020 22:02:00 +0200
A new render for the ROG Phone 3. (Source: YouTube)

The ROG Phone 3 edges even closer to launch with a new certification

Asus is currently said to introduce its third-gen ROG Phone in or around early July 2020. A new leak suggests this event may fall sooner in this time-frame rather than later. It concerns a new document that indicates the mobile-ga...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 11 Jun 2020 21:06:00 +0200
OnePlus files a new trademark. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus registers a mysterious new trademark with the USPTO

OnePlus is a smartphone OEM that may have started out as a "flagship killer", but has branched out into additional areas such as audio accessories and smart TVs since then. Now, it appears it may have another new project underway,...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 09 Jun 2020 18:25:00 +0200
More evidence of a new Galaxy A01 variant emerges. (Source: Samsung)

A phone that may launch as the Samsung Galaxy A01e surfaces on Geekbench

Recently, a leak pointing to an upcoming mobile device called the Samsung SM-A013 emerged. Now, the same model number has been spotted on Geekbench 4. Its listing here may reinforce the idea that this is a new variant of the Galax...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:57:00 +0200
Realme may have a new high-end phone battery in the works. (Source: Weibo)

Realme reportedly certifies a new dual-cell battery that could fit in an X3-series phone

A prolific leaker claims to have found a new TUV Rheinland Japan approval for a new battery made by the smartphone brand Realme. It has dual 2250mAh cells, and may charge at up to 65 watts (W). This new power-pack may thus be dest...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 09 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200
The ZenBook UXn25 series. (Source: Asus)

The ZenBook 14 UX425 turns up on the pages of Australian retailers

The UX425 is a version of the ZenBook 14 touted to come with either Ryzen 4000 or Intel Core i7-1065G7 processors. The latter variant has just appeared as a listing on Scorptec and Mwave, online stores that operate in the Australi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 08 Jun 2020 23:26:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G UW. (Source: Samsung)

Verizon's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has only 128GB of internal storage and no microSD card slot

Verizon has augmented its 5G phone offerings with the Samsung Galaxy S20 UW variant. However, some users have been dismayed to find this phone lacks the microSD card support found in other SKUs of this phone. Furthermore, it also ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 23:05:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy A31 has a new market. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung releases the Galaxy A31 to the Indian market

The 2020 Galaxy A series has turned out to be a collection of interesting and often cost-effective phones thus far. Now, Samsung has launched one of its variants in India. The A31 has quad rear cameras, 6GB of RAM and can be order...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:01:00 +0200
A Desire 20 Pro schematic. (Source: Evan Blass)

The HTC Desire 20 Pro is all but confirmed through new leaks

HTC really is going to launch a phone called the Desire 20 Pro. This is in accordance with a new leak that reportedly comes direct from the Google Play Console. The phone's new page in this database may also confirm many of its sp...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 22:35:00 +0200
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 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 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
The new Asus E-series notebooks. (Source: Asus)

The 2020 Asus E-series of notebooks win a Red Dot Design Award

The Asus E210, E410 and E510 are budget laptops with Intel Pentium Silver N5000 processors. However, they also feature this OEM's NanoEdge display and NumberPad technologies. They also feature up to 512GB PCIe SSDs and have 1 USB ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:11:00 +0200
WD faces the consequences of misleading its customers. (Source: WD)

Western Digital faces a lawsuit over the specs of some of its hard drives

Earlier this year, it emerged that certain OEMs had been misrepresenting some of the hard drives they sold in terms of the storage technology they used. One of these companies was Western Digital (WD), who subsequently admitted to...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 20:54:00 +0200
The OPPO Reno4 series may look like this. (Source: Weibo)

OPPO sets a launch date for the Reno4 series as a possible 12GB variant leaks onto Geekbench

OPPO has announced that the Reno4 series of smartphones will launch on June 5, 2020. This line is currently thought to have vanilla and Pro variants. One of them may have found its way onto Geekbench 5, which reveals it may have 1...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:34:00 +0200

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