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iQOO will launch the 5-series soon. (Source: iQOO)

iQOO's new 5-series of smartphones is also slated to debut 120W charging speeds

iQOO recently unveiled the next-gen 120 watt (W) version of its FlashCharge system for smartphones. Now, it has announced an August 2020 launch date for an entirely new line of mobile devices. One of these is likely to be the firs...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 05 Aug 2020 01:19:00 +0200
Does the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra have an 8GB version after all? (Source: XDA)

A Samsung Galaxy Note 20 variant with 8GB of RAM and the Exynos 990 SoC pops up on Geekbench

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series is slated to launch tomorrow (August 5, 2020); however, that has not stopped the flow of leaks for these premium phablets. One such last-ditch drip points to an 8GB RAM version of one. According t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:46:00 +0200
The Wearbuds Pro. (Source: Aipower)

The innovative Wearbuds Pro debut via Indiegogo

Aipower's Wearbuds were unique on their launch in that they combine a fitness tracker and TWS earbuds in one product. Now, their second generation has finally come to the market via a crowdfunding platform. The OEM claims this new...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 04 Aug 2020 20:42:00 +0200
The Moto E6 Plus. (Source: Motorola)

A possible Motorola Moto E7 Plus appears on Geekbench

A device calling itself the "motorola moto e(7) plus" has appeared on Geekbench 4. Therefore, a direct replacement for the unprepossessing Moto E6 Plus may be on the way. This new putative phone has 4GB of RAM and runs on a possib...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:07:00 +0200
The first Galaxy Fit. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Fit2 name is all but confirmed in a new leak

Samsung is expected to launch a fitness tracker alongside a number of other products at its impending Galaxy Unpacked event. A new leak appears to set its status as a second-gen Galaxy Fit series in stone. It may be the first repo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:52:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a. (Source: Google)

The Pixel 4a is finally here: US$349 for the Snapdragon 730, 6GB of RAM and 128GB fixed storage

Today (August 3, 2020) Google has ushered the Pixel 4a onto its Store website as its newest phone. This 5.81-inch FHD+ display device has just 1 SKU, although its RAM/storage specs are improved compared to its predecessor's starte...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:59:00 +0200
Solve the puzzle, reveal the date. (Source: Google)

Google confirms the Pixel 4a's launch date

Google has posted a new page to its Store site that may appear, at first glance, to be full of stock Latin text. However, it also contains a kind of mini-game that serves to reveal what looks like a tagline for a new phone, as wel...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:21:00 +0200
Rocket Lake-S' purported features. (Source: VideoCardz)

Intel's Rocket Lake-S will support PCIe 4.0: new leak

Rocket Lake-S is currently thought to be the code-name for those Intel chipsets that will succeed those known as Comet Lake-S. There is now more evidence that they will be compatible with the PCIe 4.0 standard. The processors may ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:15:00 +0200
The new Sony a7S III. (Source: Sony)

Sony announces the a7S III full-frame camera

Sony has finally launched the successor to the a7S II. It comes with a new BIONZ XR image processor, a new CMOS sensor with an effective resolution of 12.1MP and a new thermal management system that may improve 4K 60p 10-bit 4:2:2...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 28 Jul 2020 22:37:00 +0200
The possibly-leaked Galaxy Watch 3. (Source: YouTube)

Galaxy Watch 3: a new leak may confirm the return of the rotating bezel in this upcoming Samsung wearable

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is finally getting a successor, according to some leaks. The latest of these reiterates several details currently linked to this accessory, and also claims that the rotating bezel that was so particular to...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 27 Jul 2020 16:24:00 +0200
The Sony a7SIII may look something like this. (Source: B&H Photo Video)

Sony a7S III: an upcoming full-frame camera now touted to have a flip-out rear screen and a world-beating EVF

Sony has recently confirmed that it will finally update its a7S series of cameras this year. The latest leaks surrounding this impending E-mount unit will have a rear screen like that of the ZV-1. It is also said to have some adva...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 27 Jul 2020 15:16:00 +0200
Poco X2's MIUI 12 update will likely land in August. (Image Source: Amazon)

Poco X2 owners miffed at not receiving MIUI 12; Xiaomi confirms update will likely arrive in August but provides no ETA

The Poco X2 is likely to get the stable MIUI 12 update sometime in August as confirmed by a moderator in the official Poco India Telegram channel. This response comes in the wake of many users querying the company on Twitter, espe...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:24:00 +0200
A Pixel 4a render. (Source: OnLeaks/91Mobiles)

New Geekbench 5 listings may confirm some Pixel 4a specs

A device called the "Google Pixel 4a" has appeared on Geekbench 5 for the first time since January 2020. It contains a code-name repeatedly linked to the device, as well as plausible specs for the device. They include 6GB of RAM a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 23 Jul 2020 23:38:00 +0200
Is this an iPhone 12 battery? (Source: Twitter)

A new iPhone battery with a sub-3000mAh capacity is reportedly certified

A well-known Twitter leaker claims to have found a new Korean safety approval for a battery that may go to an Apple device with the model number A2431. Therefore, it may pertain to an iPhone 12 variant. If so, it may be much small...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 23 Jul 2020 22:50:00 +0200
Lexar SL200 portable SSD might be having random disconnection issues

Lexar SL200 portable SSD might be having random disconnection issues

Our sleek and ultralight external drive is marred by random disconnects and general unreliability. We can only hope that our experience was an isolated incident and not representative of Lexar's brand new SL200 series.
Allen Ngo, Thu, 23 Jul 2020 04:19:00 +0200
Lenovo's new Legion Phone Duel. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo introduces its first Android gaming device as the Legion Phone Duel

Lenovo has announced its first gaming phone, which is now officially the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel. It is powered by the refreshed Snapdragon 865+ (or Plus) SoC, and has 12 or 16GB of RAM. It is also now confirmed to have the uniqu...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 22 Jul 2020 23:57:00 +0200
The IdeaCentre Gaming 5. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo announces new Ryzen 3000-powered Legion gaming desktops

Lenovo has also added new tower-form PCs to its new Legion gaming line-up. Its Tower 5 variant can have up to the Ryzen 9 3950X as a processor, as well as RTX 2070 SUPER graphics. The IdeaCentre Gaming 5 is a Ryzen 7 3700X/RTX 206...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 21 Jul 2020 00:29:00 +0200
The Realme C15 launch teaser. (Source: Realme)

Realme's 6000mAh phone officially has a name and a launch date

Realme has outlined its launch event for a new phone that will have the brand's largest battery yet. It has been confirmed to be a new member of the C series, and will go live in Indonesia late in July 2020. Its new teaser also sh...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 20 Jul 2020 23:19:00 +0200
The X3 SuperZoom is the latest premium Realme phone. (Source: Twitter)

Realme announces its participation in IFA 2020 'Special Edition'

IFA 2020 will be a heavily pandemic-adapted, mostly virtual event with few actual real-world attendees. A Realme executive has confirmed that the brand will have a presence at this show in any case. It will take that opportunity t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 18 Jul 2020 19:06:00 +0200
Fophie, the "Ultimate multi-port USB-C hub". (Source: Kickstarter)

The Fophie USB type C hub/wireless charger/phone stand makes over 20x its goal on Kickstarter

Multi-functional USB hubs have become a solid trend on crowdfunding websites, particularly those that bake additional functions into these ultrabook accessories. The Fophie is one such hub that adds wireless charging and phone-hol...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 18 Jul 2020 15:36:00 +0200
The new URSA Mini Pro. (Source: Blackmagic Design)

Blackmagic updates its URSA Mini Pro cinema camera with a sensor rated for up to 12K native recording

The URSA Mini Pro packs what is often regarded as best-in-class digital film recording into a body measuring just 9.2 inches across. Its OEM, Blackmagic Design, claims to have stuffed its latest generation with all-new internals t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 18 Jul 2020 15:06:00 +0200
The OPPO A72's rear panel. (Source: China Telecom)

The OPPO A72 5G and its unnamed MediaTek processor surface on Geekbench 5

OPPO is now slated to release a phone called the A72 5G in China soon. This phone is also thought to be called something like the Reno 10X Mark 2 in other markets. Its model number and yet-to-be-launched MediaTek SoC have appeared...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 17 Jul 2020 16:55:00 +0200
Samsung has released two new solid-state drives in India

Samsung 870 QVO and Portable SSD T7 launched in India; prices start at INR 9,999

Samsung's 970 QVO internal SATA-based SSD and Samsung Portable SSD T7 are now available for purchase in India. The former is compatible with the SATA 6 Gbps interface, while the latter is optimized for USB Gen 3.2 ports. Prices st...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 17 Jul 2020 12:42:00 +0200
A Huawei MatePad T10 render. (Source: Roland Quandt via Twitter)

A possible Huawei MatePad T10 makes its way onto Geekbench

Huawei is thought to have a new series of slates that consists of the MatePad T10 and T10s in the works. They are linked to the Kirin 710A processor and are, thus, thought to be budget devices on their launch. A new leak on Geekbe...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 16 Jul 2020 22:47:00 +0200
QNAP QSW-1105-5T 2.5 GbE network switch (Source: QNAP)

QNAP launches its first 2.5 GbE network switch, namely the QSW-1105-5T

Introduced today and already available to order from QNAP's partners worldwide, the QSW-1105-5T is the company's first 2.5 GbE network switch. Its highlights include five 2.5 GbE NBASE-T RJ45 ports, plug-and-play setup, auto-negot...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 16 Jul 2020 17:54:00 +0200
A 2020 Galaxy Tab A. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2020) is touted to launch with a new Qualcomm "Bengal"-series processor

A Samsung SM-T505 has been spotted on Geekbench 5; based on this model number, it is now projected to be the Galaxy Tab A7 (2020) on its launch. Its new benchmarking results include the novel Qualcomm code-name bengal, which may b...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:30:00 +0200
Lenovo launches the first Threadripper PRO 3000 workstation. (Source: Lenovo)

The Lenovo ThinkStation P620 is the first device of its kind to run on the Ryzen Threadripper PRO platform

AMD has finally made the most enterprise-friendly variants of its Ryzen 3000 series official. It consists of up-to-64-core processors, as is the case with its flagship, the 3995WX. Lenovo has announced its P620 ThinkStation alongs...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 15 Jul 2020 01:34:00 +0200
New HP S750 SATA III SSD launching with up to 1 TB options and will weigh less than 50 grams (Source: HP)

HP S750 SATA III SSD launching with up to 1 TB options and will weigh less than 50 grams

Produced by BIWIN for HP, the super-light S750 is looking to be a good fit for laptops and smaller PC builds where weight is crucial. The manufacturer is promising up to 560 MB/s and 520 MB/s sequential read and write rates, respe...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 14 Jul 2020 19:50:00 +0200
The BoostCharge 3-in-1 Special Edition. (Source: Belkin)

Belkin releases "Special Editions" of its Apple-product-focused wireless chargers

Belkin has debuted BoostCharge wireless charging accessories that support the iPhone, Apple Watch or AirPods, or, in some cases, all three at once. One of these can also become a power bank at need. They start at US$49.95 on the O...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 14 Jul 2020 19:21:00 +0200
Realme's first 6000mAh phone is a go. (Source: Instagram)

Realme's first 6000mAh phone is coming to Indonesian customers soon

A Realme Indonesia employee has posted a new teaser that strongly suggests a new phone with a 6000mAh battery will debut in this market soon. Therefore, it may make a worthy successor to a 5- or C-series device in these terms. How...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:43:00 +0200
First SuperDART, now...UltraDART? (Source: Realme)

Realme may be ready to unveil 120W "UltraDart" charging tech

The renowned leaker Ishan Agarwal now asserts that Realme has a new generation of its 65-watt (W) SuperDART charging standard in the works. It will apparently be called UltraDART instead, however, and may be rated for as much as 1...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 12 Jul 2020 18:59:00 +0200
The "new" Acer Aspire 514. (Source: Acer Belgium)

Acer Belgium lists an upgrade for the Aspire 5 A514 with a Tiger Lake processor

The French-language version of Acer's website now has a page for a new notebook: the Aspire 5 A514-54-50DU. Cosmetically, it seems much the same as the A514-52 we reviewed a couple of months ago. However, this one apparently has a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 11 Jul 2020 18:40:00 +0200
AMD releases a new driver to download. (Source: AMD)

AMD releases the latest Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition driver version

AMD describes its latest Radeon Software Adrenalin version (20.7.1) as one of its most extensive stability-focused update in 2020 thus far. The new download also introduces the AMD Bug Report Tool (the latest method to report bugs...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 11 Jul 2020 17:32:00 +0200
Cut out view of the Western Digital Ultrastar 18 TB hard drive showing the 9 x 2 TB storage platters (Image source: Western Digital)

Western Digital Ultrastar and Gold 16 TB and 18 TB drive availability spreads

Western Digital's largest 16 TB and 18 TB Ultrastar and WD Gold drives can now be sold to smaller customers, including system integrators and those that service small/medium business. Could start to appear in pro-grade NAS equipme...
Craig Ward, Sat, 11 Jul 2020 06:44:00 +0200
The leaked "black" Leica M10-R. (Source: LeicaRumors)

Leica will launch its M10-R via YouTube on July 22, 2020

Leica has posted a new YouTube link to go live later in July 2020. It will broadcast the launch of the next addition to the M10 series of cameras. According to recent leaks, it will be called the M10-R, and will be capable of ~40M...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 11 Jul 2020 01:23:00 +0200
Another Lenovo Legion phone leak has arisen. (Source: PriceBaba)

A potential 16GB Lenovo Legion phone pops up on Geekbench

Lenovo's first gaming phone has been implicated in a Geekbench leak before. Now, this has happened again - although this time, the purported device in question has double the RAM compared to before. Its specs point to the Snapdrag...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 11 Jul 2020 00:16:00 +0200
The new Canon EOS R5 and R6. (Source: Canon)

Canon launches the EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras

Canon has finally unveiled the long-awaited 2020 EOS R series of mirrorless cameras. The OEM has confirmed the former has a 45MP sensor, whereas the latter is 20MP. They also have DIGIC X image processor and 5-Axis image stabiliza...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:52:00 +0200
The GPD Win Max's current Indiegogo tally. (Source: Indiegogo)

GPD Win Max: crowdfunding for the 'mini console' moves on to a new stage amid user concerns about its charging tech

GPD's goal-based Indiegogo campaign for its 8-inch Win Max console-control-enabled mini notebook has ended in triumph, raking in about US$2.8 million from over 3,000 backers. However, the device is still available on this platform...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 09 Jul 2020 13:54:00 +0200
The iQOO Z1x is now live. (Source: Weibo)

The iQOO Z1x: a new Snapdragon 765G, 120Hz phone starting at ~US$229

iQOO has launched the Z1x as the world's latest Snapdragon 765G-powered device. It also has the 120Hz refresh rate in its FHD+ LCD screen, as promised in its hype-phase. The phone also offers a 5000mAh battery that charges at 33 w...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:51:00 +0200
Single Take is now available to the Galaxy A71 and A51. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71's new updates add more S20-series features

Samsung has announced that the latest firmware updates for the Galaxy A51 and A71 port some features that had heretofore been exclusive to the OEM's flagships to these mid-rangers. They mainly consist of camera-app upgrades such a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 07 Jul 2020 22:56:00 +0200
The new Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM. (Source: Sony)

The Sony FE 12-24mm GM is the world's new widest F2.8 zoom lens

Sony asserts it has broken new ground with its latest FE G Master lens. Its zoom does indeed go down to 12 millimeters (mm) while maintaining a 2.8 aperture. This means it can summon an impressive field of view while retaining its...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 07 Jul 2020 22:15:00 +0200
The new 50 TB and 100 TB SSDs from Nimbus Data come in 3.5-inch form-factors. (Image Source: Nimbus Data)

Nimbus Data first to release 100 TB SSDs, but prices are way too high

Samsung promised to deliver 128 TB SSDs by 2018, but it looks like the demand for such large drives is not there yet. Nevertheless, Nimbus Data thinks that we are ready for 100 TB SSDs, unleashing this model upon us for US$40,000....
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:01:00 +0200
iQOO confirms the Z1x's SoC. (Source: Weibo)

New Master Lu benchmarking results may confirm 8GB of RAM for the iQOO Z1x

The iQOO Z1x is set to launch on July 9, 2020 and to rock the Snapdragon 765G processor on this date. However, the OEM has yet to confirm any more details on the new phone's internals. A new Master Lu listing for a device with an ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 06 Jul 2020 23:28:00 +0200
The Mate 30 phablets. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei may have new 66W power bricks for the Mate 40 series

Huawei's best SuperCharge wired power adapter can charge a compatible device at up to 40 watts (W). However, a leak points to a new generation of these accessories that is capable of 66W. The OEM has reportedly had it approved for...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 05 Jul 2020 23:32:00 +0200
The new Panasonic RZ-S300W TWS earbuds. (Source: Panasonic)

Panasonic launches its latest TWS earbuds, complete with noise-cancelling variants

The Panasonic RZ-S300W are new TWS earbuds with a non-AirPod-clone form-factor and a unique finish. A further variant of the same (the RZ-S500W) have "Dual Hybrid Noise Cancelling Technology" with an ambient mode for "best-in-clas...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 05 Jul 2020 17:53:00 +0200
The Galaxy M01s' new support page. (Source: MySmartPrice)

A new Samsung India support page implies an imminent launch for the Galaxy M01s

Samsung India has reportedly posted a support page for a phone called the Galaxy M01s (or SM-M017F/DS), despite the fact that this phone is not on sale in the same country yet. This official leak shows that the upcoming device has...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 05 Jul 2020 16:22:00 +0200
This battery allegedly outclasses even that of the Galaxy M31. (Source: MySmartPrice)

New leaks hint at Samsung's next big thing in smartphone batteries

Move over, Galaxy M31: it looks like your title of "battery monster" will go to a newer phone soon. Samsung has apparently made a new mobile power-pack with a rated capacity of no less than 6800mAh. It has leaked out thanks to a f...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 04 Jul 2020 20:32:00 +0200
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

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