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The Motorola Razr's first European launch may be in Sweden. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

The Motorola Razr may be even more expensive in Europe than first thought

Earlier, a Motorola Razr 2019 leak suggested that it would be priced at up to €1500 on its European launch. Now, a new rumor indicates that it will in fact cost the equivalent of €1680 when it is released to the Swedish market in ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 17 Nov 2019 19:19:00 +0100
The new MacBook Pro 16 inch model. (Source: B&H Photo Video)

Deal | B&H offers US$100 off some new 16GB MacBook Pro 16-inch SKUs

B&H Photo Video is offering a US$100 "holiday" discount off the first MacBook Pro 16" units it has in stock. However, they all have 16GB of RAM, whereas this ne...
Intel Core i7-9750H | AMD Radeon Pro 5500M | 16" | 2 kg
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:52:00 +0100
The Athlon series may gain a new member soon. (Source: Caseking)

A new Athlon APU may have leaked onto Geekbench

AMD may have new depths of Raven Ridge to share with us soon. The evidence for this has just surfaced on Geekbench 4 for Windows, in the form of a laptop listed as powered by a chipset called the "Athlon Gold 3150U". This 2-core, ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:58:00 +0100
A promotional image hinting strongly at an imminent MatePad reveal. (Source: Weibo)

Huawei announces a November 25, 2019 launch event, most likely for the MatePad Pro

Huawei's Consumer Business head Yu Chengdong has posted the date of a new launch event on Weibo. This message also contains references to the Mate line of devices, indicating that it is to get new additions at this show. They may ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:19:00 +0100
The Vivo S5's "diamond" camera. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo launches the S5, a mid-range phone with a slightly novel diamond-shaped camera module

Vivo's S5 might be taken for just another device in a steadily-growing range of mid-range quad-cam products, were it not for the rather more original way in which the OEM has arranged its rear image sensors. They are in a square h...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:08:00 +0100
With the availability of the new PCIe 5.0 controller from Rambus, we might see the first commercial PCIe 5.0 products sooner than previously thought. (Source: PCI SIG)

Rambus readies PCIe 5.0 controller for licensing

The immediate availability of the Rambus PCIe 5.0 controller could bring the first PCIe 5.0 commercial products sooner than previously estimated. This would indeed prove that PCIe 4.0 was doomed for a short-lived interim. Features...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:51:00 +0100
The new Motorola Razr is spolied prior to its launch. (Source: Twitter)

The Motorola Razr 2019 is FCC-certified, confirming foldable design and more

Motorola has finally certified its first-gen foldable with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The device's documentation reveals everything about the phone - well, from the outside, at least. Its new regulatory images do...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 13 Nov 2019 21:29:00 +0100
The PS5 could utilize external SSD cartridges for simple storage expansion. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

PlayStation 5 console might come with expandable storage in the form of external SSD cartridges

There is a growing belief that Sony may be planning on offering expandable storage in the form of SSD cartridges for the PlayStation 5. A patent drawing originally thought to be a game cartridge is now being reconsidered as a poss...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 13 Nov 2019 03:11:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy A51's new renders. (Source: OnLeaks/PriceBaba)

New Samsung Galaxy A51 renders hint at a punch-hole display, quad cameras and a 3.5mm jack

The Galaxy A51 will probably be one of Samsung's new phones for 2020. It has attracted its first 360-degree set of renders (from OnLeaks), which incorporate rumors and theories about the phone such as that it will have quad rear c...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:56:00 +0100
The Vivo S5 has a different angle on the square-cam trend. (Source: Weibo)

Update | Vivo teases the interestingly quad-cam, Snapdragon 712-powered S5 ahead of its launch

The Vivo S5 is a probable successor to the S1 series that is rumored to rock the Snapdragon 712 processor. This phone has also been revealed to have a unique take on rear quad-cam design. It also has a punch-hole selfie camera: th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:39:00 +0100
There will be plenty of gamers hoping for a PS Vita 2. (Image source: YouTube/concept)

Speculation of PlayStation 5 game cartridge function or PlayStation Vita 2 development fueled by patent

Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed a patent application with Brazil’s Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI) that features a drawing of what looks like a game cartridge. Could the upcoming PlayStation 5 console ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 10 Nov 2019 17:36:00 +0100
Asus has instituted a new beta program. (Source: Asus)

Asus opens a beta program for Android 10 on the 12GB ROG Phone II

Asus is currently inviting those who own the ROG Phone II to join its Android 10 beta program for this device. However, this only appears to apply to the ZS660KL model, the 12GB/512GB international variant. Those who wish to get t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 10 Nov 2019 16:13:00 +0100
The Omen 17t gaming laptop. (Source: HP)

HP knocks up to US$400 off a variety of Envy, Spectre and Omen notebooks

HP is having something of a pre-Black Friday sales event in which US$100 or more is taken off many up-to-date PCs from the Envy, Spectre or Omen laptop series. Examples include the Omen 17t and 15T Spectre x360. This promotion als...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 09 Nov 2019 20:09:00 +0100
The Vivo Z5i. (Source: MySmartPrice)

The Vivo Z5i leaks via its own carrier

Vivo is now slated to release a new phone called the Z5i. This has not been officially announced by the OEM; however, this device has shown up on China Telecom's website despite not having even launched yet. It is powered by the S...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 18:37:00 +0100
The new ZTE Blade 10 Prime. (Source: GSMArena)

ZTE releases 3 new phones: the Blade 10, Blade 10 Prime and A7 Prime

3 new Blade-series phones are now live on the ZTE website. 2 of these - the Blade 10 Prime and A7 Prime - are available through the carrier Visible. The Blade 10, on the other hand, is an unlocked device sold by the OEM itself.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:36:00 +0100
Vivo makes the Exynos 980 for the X30 official. (Source: MySmartPrice)

Vivo discloses more detail on the 5G X30, except not really

The OEM Vivo held a press conference today (November 7, 2019) to introduce its X30, a phone that will ship with the dual-mode 5G chipset, Samsung's Exynos 980. Oddly, the phone itself was not displayed, nor was its spec-sheet. How...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 07 Nov 2019 20:35:00 +0100
The new Mi TV 5 series. (Source: MySmartPrice)

Xiaomi launches the Mi TV 5 and 5 Pro

Xiaomi also promised details on a fifth generation of its smart TVs during the Mi CC9 Pro debut. The OEM made good on this - less expectedly, it introduced 2 new variants of the same during the event. The Mi TV 5 Pro is the one th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 06 Nov 2019 18:54:00 +0100
The AOPEN Chromebox Commercial 2. (Source: AOPEN)

AOPEN releases a tough enterprise-grade Chromebox

AOPEN calls its new Chrome OS PC the "Commercial 2" as it asserts it is ready for demanding business environments. Besides its fanless, solid-state design, it is rated to withstand temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius. It can ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:45:00 +0100
Microsoft and Warner Bros. managed to store the 1978 Superman movie on a quartz glass sheet the size of a drink coaster. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft develops ultra-durable quartz glass data storage system

The advantages over current magnetic tape storage media include greatly increased durability and longevity, since quartz glass can withstand extreme temperatures and does not react to water. Additionally, the glass sheets offer im...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:03:00 +0100
The Mi Note 10 Pro is likely to be an even more elaborate version of this phone. (Source: GizChina)

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro: a camera sample shows what 108MP can do prior to its debut

Xiaomi's official Polish-language fan forum has leaked a photo that, on analysis, turns out to have been taken by the Mi Note 10 Pro. Its resolution was found to be a whopping 12032x9024, meaning that it was probably shot using th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 04 Nov 2019 18:56:00 +0100
The new LG G Pad 5 10.1. (Source: LG)

LG launches the G Pad 5 10.1 in South Korea

The latest LG G Pad has been revealed on the OEM's domestic website. It is a 4GB device with 32GB of internal storage, a 10.1-inch FHD display and an 8MP rear camera. These unprepossessing specs are topped off by the Snapdragon 82...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 16:44:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Mi TV will launch soon. (Source: Weibo)

The Xiaomi Mi TV 5 is shaping up to be a powerful smart screen

Xiaomi has been dropping more spec-related hints as to what the Mi TV 5 will be capable of in the run-up to its launch. According to the OEM, it will be 4K and have 108% of the NTSC color gamut. It will also have a faster processo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 14:28:00 +0100
The next Snapdragon Wear processor may be one to take more seriously. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's next-gen smartwatch SoC is now rumored to be called the Snapdragon Wear 3300

A leak from earlier in 2019 suggested that the next processor designed for Wear OS devices would be based on the Snapdragon 429, an SoC that features in low-end phones and tablets. It was hypothesized to be called the Wear 2700. H...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 18:04:00 +0100
Kingston KC600 SSD Benchmarked: More Reason to Ditch that Old HDD

Kingston KC600 SSD Benchmarked: More Reason to Ditch that Old HDD

The basics. Kingston is still invested in traditional 2.5-inch SATA III SSDs for users who have yet to upgrade to M.2 or NVMe. The new KC600 promises XTS-AES 256-bit encryption and 3D TLC NAND modules not unlike most M.2 drives.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:26:00 +0100
The Realme 5 Pro. (Source: Realme)

The Realme 5 Pro gets upgraded with wide-angle video and an October 2019 security patch

The Realme 5 Pro is a cost-effective Android phone released in 2019. Its latest software update adds the ability to shoot video in wide-angle mode. This upgrade also raises the 5 Pro's security patch level to 5 October 2019, altho...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 28 Oct 2019 20:07:00 +0100
The new SHIELD TV and TV Pro. (Source: NVIDIA)

The 2019 NVIDIA SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro are now live

NVIDIA now stocks the new Pro and non-Pro variants of the SHIELD TV on its official site. As projected, the latter is a 4K streaming stick with HDR 10. Both new Android 9.0 devices support Dolby Audio, can access GeForce NOW and h...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:39:00 +0100
The new Apollo Max power bank. (Source: ELECJET)

ELECJET claims that its new graphene-enhanced power bank can charge to full capacity in just 19 minutes

The Apollo Max is a new 10000mAh power bank that, according to its maker ELECJET, integrates the emerging graphene standard as a battery material. This, it is claimed, gives it an "unbeatable charging efficiency of 96%". This new ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 27 Oct 2019 20:46:00 +0100
Redmi has partnered with the Terminator franchise for a special Spanish event. (Source: Redmi)

The new Terminator movie sponsors a special sales event for the Redmi Note 8 Pro in Spain

Redmi has teased a new promotion for the Note 8 Pro that ties in with the movie Terminator: Dark Fate. It will be available via the brand's Spanish division from October 29, 2019, and appears to consist of the offer of an appropri...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 27 Oct 2019 18:43:00 +0100
The iQOO Neo 855 also has a new color option. (Source: GizmoChina)

Vivo makes the Snapdragon 855 version of the iQOO Neo official

As indicated by a number of leaks, the iQOO Neo's late-2019 refresh has launched. The new version is much the same as the old, except for its updated chipset. In addition, this phone has 33 watt (W) fast charging, whereas that of ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 26 Oct 2019 19:45:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition. (Source: YouTube)

The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is coming to the US after all – with 5G

OnePlus originally introduced the 7T Pro McLaren Edition in the absence of US availability or pricing. However, T-Mobile has just announced that it is to stock this phone in the country. Moreover, this carrier’s version will suppo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 26 Oct 2019 14:18:00 +0200
The Huawei Enjoy 10s is now on sale in China. (Source: IndiaShopps)

Huawei releases the Enjoy 10s in China

Huawei's 2019 Enjoy series is marked by its Kirin 710F SoC. Now, a new variant with this same processor has joined its siblings on sale. The Enjoy 10s has a 6.3-inch waterdrop-notched display, and comes in 1 RAM/storage configurat...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 25 Oct 2019 18:32:00 +0200
The new NVIDIA SHIELD 4K TV streaming stick. (Source: Reddit)

The NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro is likely to launch alongside its new 4K dongle sibling

Recently, Amazon may have accidentally spoiled the launch of the NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro, an upcoming update to the 2017 streaming machine. A new leak indicates that the OEM has indeed prepared a 4K HDR streaming stick as well as the...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 24 Oct 2019 21:01:00 +0200
Samsung 12 GB LPDDR4X-based uMCP (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Industry’s first 12 GB LPDDR4X-based uMCP enters mass production, obviously made by Samsung

The new 12 GB low-power double data rate 4X UFS-based multichip package by Samsung combines four 24 Gb LPDDR4X chips and ultra-fast eUFS 3.0 NAND storage into a single package. This new mobile memory solution can hit a transfer ra...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 24 Oct 2019 11:28:00 +0200
The Moto G8 Plus may also have 3 rear cameras. (Source: WinFuture)

The latest Moto G8 Plus leak appears to support its fellows

A phone calling itself the "motorola moto g(8) plus" has been benchmarked as a Snapdragon 665 device with 4GB of RAM. These specs are in accordance with previous rumors surrounding this putative device. The new results also show t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:52:00 +0200
The Int App Lock icon alongside some code it reportedly runs. (Source: Pradeo Lab)

The "Joker" malware is found to exist within yet another Android app

"Joker" is a relatively new form of malware that reportedly acts to steal contacts and sign those with infected devices up for premium SMS services. Most recently, it has been detected in a heretofore-overlooked host on Android by...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:14:00 +0200
The Galaxy A50s' approximate successor's first serious leak is disappointing. (Source: MySmartPrice)

The Samsung Galaxy A51 may have made a first appearance on Geekbench 5

A device with a model number purportedly associated with Samsung's Galaxy A51 has surfaced on the Geekbench database. However, its results depict it as powered by the Exynos 9611, and not the next-gen 8 nanometer (nm) model rumore...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:37:00 +0200
The iQOO Neo may be getting a late-year refresh. (Source: BGR)

Probable iQOO Neo refresh hits TENAA on its way to a launch

TENAA has certified a new phone from the Vivo sub-brand iQOO. Its specifications are nearly identical to that of the Neo, a 2019 gaming phone. However, it has what appears to be a Snapdragon (SD) 855 processor rather than the olde...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 20:10:00 +0200
The Nova 5z may look familiar to some viewers. (Source: IndiaShopps)

Huawei unleashes a sense of deja vu with its new Nova 5 variant

Huawei has launched the Nova 5z today (October 21, 2019) in China. This new phone will have few surprises for this series' fans: it has the exact same form-factor and cameras as the Nova 5i Pro. However, it does have different RAM...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 19:24:00 +0200
Kingston launches KC600 series for users still stuck on 2.5-inch SATA SSDs (Image source: Amazon.com)

Kingston launches KC600 series for users still stuck on 2.5-inch SATA SSDs

The 3D TLC 2.5-inch SSDs will range from 256 GB up to 2 TB with AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption, TCG Opal 2.0, eDrive, and optional desktop installation bracket kits. The 256/512 GB capacities are now shipping while the 1/2 TB...
Allen Ngo, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:08:00 +0200
A render associated with the Honor 20 Youth Edition. (Source: IndiaShopps)

The Youth Edition is a leaked variant of the Honor 20 with the Kirin 810 SoC

The Honor 20 Youth Edition has reportedly been leaked ahead of its release to the Chinese market. It is slated to run on the mid-range Kirin 810 processor and to have triple rear cameras. This Edition is thought to launch on Octob...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 17 Oct 2019 23:16:00 +0200
Older Fitbit devices can now use Spotify. (Source: Fitbit)

Fitbit updates older Versa devices with support for Spotify

Fitbit has expanded access to its Spotify app to the first-generation Versa and Versa Lite. The Ionic fitness watch is also included in this update. It enables these wearables to manage playback and podcasts on the music streaming...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:23:00 +0200
The Huawei Nova 5T is coming to Europe. (Source: Huawei)

The Honor 20 gets a Nova rebrand for the European market

Huawei UK has launched the Nova 5T. It is essentially the Honor 20 with a new name and a new region. Fans of everyday Android may be glad to learn it will be released with Google Play Services.
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:42:00 +0200
A 5G version of the Reno2 may be in the works. (Source: SoyaCincau)

A new Snapdragon 855 OPPO phone shows up on Geekbench 5

A device called the "OPPO PCCT30" has posted scores on the Geekbench 5 website. This model number is currently believed to belong to a second-gen Reno 5G smartphone. Its new benchmarking scores reveal that it is powered by the Sna...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:55:00 +0200
Prices for the 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSDs are expected to drop below US$200 this November. (Source: Gigabyte)

1 TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs get considerable price slashes, now available for only US$200

Even though it might be a short-lived standard, the PCIe 4.0 is slowly seeing more adoption, and the latest price cuts for the NVMe 4.0 SSDs should certainly make things more affordable for AMD users who want to pair their Ryzen 3...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:22:00 +0200
Kingston A2000 M.2 NVMe SSD Benchmarked

Kingston A2000 M.2 NVMe SSD Benchmarked

High performance at a reasonable price. Kingston wants to drive the price down for NVMe SSDs without having to sacrifice performance along the way. The A2000 series looks to have achieved this especially when compared to budget NVMe SSDs like the Toshiba BG3 series.
Allen Ngo, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:57:00 +0200
The OPPO K5 is now official. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO unveils the new Snapdragon 730G-powered K5

OPPO has launched a new phone, the K5. This event has proved a series of leaks true, as the phone has a new-ish Snapdragon 730G processor, 6GB SKUs and a quad rear camera with a 64MP sensor. The K5 is also the first device to feat...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:04:00 +0200
The square-cammed new ZTE phone. (Source: TENAA)

ZTE jumps on the square-camera bandwagon with the low-end Blade 20

The Chinese regulator TENAA has approved a new phone from the OEM ZTE. It is listed as a 4GB RAM device with a 6.1-inch HD screen and triple cameras in a Pixel-esque square housing. It is set into a rear panel that may be plastic ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:01:00 +0200
The Meizu 16T's prospective retail listing. (Source: GizmoChina)

Meizu announces a new member of its 16 flagship smartphone series

The OEM Meizu has released teasers for a new phone, the 16T, on Weibo. It will have the same SoC (the Snapdragon 855) as its siblings, the 16s and 16s Pro. However, it will also have a bigger screen and battery compared to these p...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:42:00 +0200
The Vivo Y3. (Source: Jagran English)

Vivo may launch a "Standard" version of the Y3 soon

The Vivo Y3 is a sub-US$250 phone sold in China. A new leak suggests that the OEM is going to release a second version of this device. It may be called the 'Y3 Standard' and have 2 rear cameras where the original has 3.
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 20:40:00 +0200
The 'round-camera' Nokia phone series has its 2nd member. (Source: 9to5Google)

The Nokia 6.2 sneaks onto Amazon.in for about US$250

The Nokia 6.2 has been launched in India, albeit to comparatively little fanfare. It is a 4GB RAM device with 64GB of internal powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC. It also has a round camera housing with a triple camera.
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:22:00 +0200

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