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An up-to-date Galaxy S11 series phone render. (Source: OnLeaks)

The Samsung Galaxy S11e may have gained 3C approval in China

Samsung has registered a phone called the SM-G9810 with the 3C telecomms authority in China. This device may turn out to be the rumored Galaxy S11e. If so, it will ship with a 25-watt fast charger and have a 5G variant.
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:42:00 +0100
The Garmin Venu. (Source: Garmin)

The Garmin Venu smartwatch launches in India

Garmin has launched its Venu wearable in the Indian market. It has a smartwatch form factor, with a round 1.2-inch AMOLED display, but also has modes to track over 20 fitness-related activities and an inbuilt coaching interface fo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:14:00 +0100
The Nokia 9 PureView. (Source: GearBest)

The Nokia 9 PureView officially updates to Android 10

Android 10 for Nokia's most premium phone has been on the cards since the leak of an internal test build for this OS was detected back in November 2019. Now, the OEM is pushing a major upgrade of the same out to users worldwide. I...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:26:00 +0100
An up-to-date Galaxy Ax1 render. (Source: Price Baba/OnLeaks)

A 2020 Samsung Galaxy A phone may have shown up on Geekbench

The Galaxy A11 is currently believed to be one of Samsung's phones up for release in the new year. A device with what may be its model number has appeared on Geekbench 4. This new leak points to 2GB of RAM, a rather elderly Snapdr...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:46:00 +0100
Meet the new Huawei Nova 6. (Source: Weibo)

Huawei launches the Nova 6 series, 5G variant included

The Huawei Nova 6 is a device that has been anticipated for a long time. Now, it has finally been launched, alongside a 5G and SE variant. The first 2 of these are powered by the Kirin 990, whereas the last has the Kirin 810 inste...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:13:00 +0100
iQOO intros the Neo 855 Racing Edition. (Source: Weibo)

Vivo launches the iQOO Neo 855 - and its “Racing” Edition

iQOO has finally unveiled its refresh of the original Neo smartphone. This new variant is based on the Snapdragon 855 processor, rather than the 845 of its predecessor. There is also a second option: a “Racing” edition that upgrad...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:38:00 +0100
Google Photos may get more like messaging apps in the future. (Source: Google)

Google introduces a new setting for more private, direct-to-contact photo sharing

Google Photos is probably one of the biggest platforms for personal image management. However, sharing via the same app has always been of a public nature. Now, the app is to gain a new update in which this content can apparently ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 04 Dec 2019 23:52:00 +0100
T-Mobile now lists the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G on its network. (Source: T-Mobile)

The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G ships with the Snapdragon X55 modem and Android 10

T-Mobile has unveiled its branded version of the highest-end Galaxy Note 10+. This device has Qualcomm's 2nd-gen 5G modem, which makes it compatible with the US carrier's new sub-6GHz network. It is also Samsung's first phone to s...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 04 Dec 2019 19:25:00 +0100
The "One Hyper" may look like this. (Source: WinFuture)

The Motorola One Hyper is now touted to be the OEM's first 64MP and pop-up camera phone

Some images of a new Motorola phone with the legend "64MP Quad Pixel" embossed on its main camera module have emerged. Rumored to be called the One Hyper, this device also has a single pop-up selfie shooter that leaves its front p...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:35:00 +0100
The Galaxy A91 may look like this. (Source: OnLeaks/91Mobiles)

The latest Samsung Galaxy A91 renders hint at a whole mess of cameras and central punch-hole

The Samsung Galaxy A91 is thought to be one of this OEM's new phones in 2020. OnLeaks has released new renders for this device, showing that it may look somewhat like the Note 10 of this year. This design is also thought to apply ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 03 Dec 2019 21:53:00 +0100
ZTE's next major Android upgrade is called MiFavor 10. (Source: Weibo)

ZTE's Android 10 skin will be called MiFavor 10

The Chinese OEM ZTE has revealed that it has a version of Android 10 ready to go. This MiFavor 10 OS is slated to confer numerous UI and system improvements on the devices that will update to it. They include a dark mode, an AI en...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 03 Dec 2019 20:36:00 +0100
It seems Realme has made a leap of its own. (Source: Realme)

Realme, the OPPO sub-brand? Not for much longer, apparently

The smartphone OEM Realme started life as a spin-off from the company OPPO. Now, however, it has emerged that the 2 brands are effectively going their separate ways. The younger firm is now its own private company with its own CEO...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 01 Dec 2019 19:50:00 +0100
The LG G8 ThinQ. (Source: LG)

The LG G8 ThinQ reportedly updates to Android 10

LG's original 2019 flagship smartphone has started to see updates to Android 10. However, this is only reportedly applicable to units in the OEM's native South Korea at present. This upgrade also apparently comes with the November...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 30 Nov 2019 19:34:00 +0100
Google has some offers for Black Friday. (Source: Google)

Deal | Google's Black Friday sale makes its Pixel prices look much more reasonable

The Google Pixel 4 series started at US$799 at launch. However, the OEM's Black Friday event brings it down to $200 off each variant. Their predecessors are also included in this sale, as are the Pixel 3a and 3a XL.
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 29 Nov 2019 21:16:00 +0100
Some Galaxy A models may improve on their predecessors in at least 1 way. (Source: MySmartPrice)

New leak points to Galaxy A10, A30 and A40 successors with improved storage specs

The leaker Ishan Agarwal claims to have heard that the Samsung Galaxy A11, A31 and A41 are definitely in the works. Furthermore, these low- to mid-range smartphones will have more internal memory compared to their first generation...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 29 Nov 2019 19:40:00 +0100
665p NVMe SSD (Source: Intel)

Intel announces 665p SSD: faster and higher endurance than the 660p

Intel’s new 665p NVMe SSDs just arrived on the market. Leveraging the company’s second-gen QLC technology, the new model brings faster performance and 50 percent higher endurance than the old 660p. 96-layer 3D NAND stacking allows...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 29 Nov 2019 03:24:00 +0100
The Asus Zenfone 5z. (Source: Asus)

The Asus ZenFone 5z officially gets upgraded to Android 10

Recently, Asus released an Android 10 beta for the ZenFone 5z. Now, the phone has a stable build that will be rolled out to users in general. This update adds a dark theme and a more streamlined UI to the 2018 flagship.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 28 Nov 2019 20:58:00 +0100
Honor has announced an EMUI 10 beta for the 8X. (Source: Twitter)

Update | The Honor 8X gets an EMUI 10 beta program

Honor India has announced a new beta program for the 8X. It allows participants to test a new version of EMUI based on Android 10, on their devices. However, it is only open to the phone's 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant at ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 27 Nov 2019 19:19:00 +0100
Samsung NVMe SSDs like the 970 EVO Plus can reach read rates of 3,500 MB/s. (Image source: Samsung)

Business presentation slide suggests the NVMe SSD for the PlayStation 5 will come from Samsung

The Samsung SSD Forum that was recently held in Tokyo has possibly revealed a small clue about one of the most important components of the PlayStation 5: The SSD. One of the slides shown during the presentation clearly shows a Pla...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 25 Nov 2019 22:05:00 +0100
The EOS 5G Mark IV is up for one of the best deals at Canon US this Black Friday. (Source: Canon)

Deal | Save as much as US$700 on Canon cameras and lenses

Canon has unveiled its Black Friday 2019 week deals, which include a number of high-end cameras, on its own website. This store also offers discounts on some lenses, as does Amazon at present. These listings also include Tamron or...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 24 Nov 2019 18:22:00 +0100
A Samsung Galaxy S11e might look like this. (Source: OnLeaks/PriceBaba)

New Samsung Galaxy S11e renders show central punch-hole and triple rear camera

OnLeaks has produced renders of what will probably be the cheapest variant of the Galaxy S11 series should it be released. They suggest that this S10e successor will have a Galaxy Note 10-esque screen, as well as a main triple-cam...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 23 Nov 2019 21:41:00 +0100
A Vivo promo for its 5G devices. (Source: MyDrivers)

A Vivo 5G phone passes 3C certification, which reveals 33W charging

A phone called the Vivo V1938T has gained 3C certification in China. Given that it has dual-band 5G, this device is most likely the X30 or its Pro variant. This series is also now rumored to have quad cameras with a 60MP sensor, a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 22 Nov 2019 19:20:00 +0100
The "new" Vivo S1 Pro. (Source: MySmartPrice)

Vivo is to release a new kind of S1 Pro in India soon

Vivo recently launched a new phone as the S1 Pro in the Philippines. Unlike the device sold under this name in China, it has the Snapdragon 665 processor and quad rear cameras. The newer version is also now rumored to be released ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:00:00 +0100
The Realme XT is on ebay.de now. (Source: eBay)

The Realme XT and 5 are coming to Europe

The Realme XT is this brand's first 64MP quad-camera phone. It has finally come to European shores, although it is exclusive to eBay Germany for now, and starts at €259 (US$289) for a 6GB/64GB SKU. In addition, Realme has announce...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:45:00 +0100
The "Galaxy S10 Lite" may look a lot like this. (Source: GSMArena)

The so-called Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite gets certified by the FCC

A new Samsung device with the model number SM-G770F has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This identifier has been linked to the "Galaxy S10 Lite" since the first rumor about this putative phone ever st...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:57:00 +0100
An Honor V30 render. (Source: 91Mobiles)

A new Honor phone appears on Geekbench, could be a 5G V30 variant

A phone called the Huawei OXF-AN10 has appeared on the Geekbench 4 website. Despite the first part of this model number, it has been linked to the upcoming Honor V30 series. It is listed as running Android 10, has 8GB of RAM and m...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:10:00 +0100
Some more Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem specs. (Source: Qualcomm)

AT&T approves Qualcomm’s new 9205 LTE modem for its IoT bands

AT&T now maintains specific bands for internet of things (IoT) devices and other low-power 4G/LTE applications. To this end, the carrier has just validated the new 9205 modem for these kinds of networks and ecosystems. This Qualco...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:42:00 +0100
Google Camera could have been used for some extremely shady hacking activities. (Source: XDA)

The cameras on "hundreds of millions" of Android phones could have been hijacked

The security research group Checkmarx has claimed to have identified a vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to bypass Android permission restrictions to remotely open and control device cameras without their owners' knowl...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 19 Nov 2019 22:44:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 8 Pro might get MIUI 11 soon.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is caught running Android 10 on Geekbench

The Geekbench 4 database has added several new sets of results for the Redmi Note 8 Pro, which differ from existing ones in only 1 important respect: they list the phones' OS as Android 10 rather than Android 9.0 (Pie). This sugge...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:03:00 +0100
One of Huawei's alleged new flip-phone designs. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Huawei allegedly patents a response to the Asus ZenFone 6

Huawei has reportedly filed patents for phones with reversible cameras. This design choice is found in a pre-existing Asus phone: the ZenFone 6 (or 6Z), which uses a flip-action module to deploy its dual cameras as both main and s...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:42:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy A80. (Source: NDTV)

The Samsung Galaxy A80 is to get a new internal-storage SKU

The Samsung Galaxy A80 is a phone containing one of the most innovative notch- or pop-up alternatives in recent times. It is available in a number of regional markets, including China. It must be popular in the latter, as TENAA ha...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 17 Nov 2019 23:06:00 +0100
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 i9-9880H | 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

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