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OnePlus' next pop-up will be online. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus promises an online pop-up for the 8 series

The smartphone OEM OnePlus has taken to arranging pop-up events so that its fans can see and handle its new flagships as soon as possible after launch. However, this would obviously be in extremely bad taste in the case of its ear...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 06 Apr 2020 19:33:00 +0200
The Honor 20 Pro is to get a new generation soon. (Source: Honor)

A possible Honor 30 Pro surfaces on Geekbench, Kirin 990 and all

A device styled as a heretofore-unknown Huawei phone has appeared on Geekbench 4. Based on its 8GB of RAM, Android 10 OS and probable Kirin 990 SoC, it is likely to be of the upcoming Honor 30 series - perhaps the anticipated Pro ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 06 Apr 2020 19:03:00 +0200
The original Galaxy A51. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G gains more evidence of its existence

Recently, a benchmarking leak pointed to a 5G variant of a popular early-2020 phone, the Samsung Galaxy A51. Now, the phone in question has been certified as a Wi-Fi device. This appears to verify the initial rumor and to suggest ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 06 Apr 2020 18:22:00 +0200
Here's our first look at the upcoming iPhone 12 series

Latest iPhone 12 leak showcases screen sizes, LiDAR sensor, camera setup, and more

Apple's much-awaited iPhone 12 series is reportedly in its final prototyping stages. The base iPhone 12 will come with an 5.4 or 6.1-inch screen and two cameras, while the larger iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will come with ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:29:00 +0200
The OPPO Reno3 5G smartphone features UFS 2.1 storage. (Image source: OPPO)

Dimensity rules: OPPO Reno3 5G easily tops AnTuTu's March chart for midrange smartphones thanks to its MediaTek Dimensity 1000L chipset

The OPPO Reno3 5G is still the top device in AnTuTu’s midrange smartphone chart, helped along by its impressive MediaTek Dimensity 1000L chipset. The OPPO phone now has an average score that is over 400,000 points, putting it way ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 06 Apr 2020 08:48:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S20 trio.

Opinion | Samsung refutes reports of performance disparities between the Exynos 990 and Snapdragon 865

The Exynos 990 being a significantly worse chipset than the Snapdragon 865—or even last year's Snapdragon 855—may as well be fact at this point. Samsung appears to disagree, though, for what it's worth.
Ricci Rox, Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:53:00 +0200
Early leaked LG G9 ThinQ renders. (Source: OnLeaks)

Snapdragon 765G-powered LG G9 ThinQ replacement billed for May 15 launch

Going by recent reports, LG has now killed off its flagship G-series, with the LG G9 ThinQ all but officially dead in the water. According to word on the grapevine, the replacement to the G9 ThinQ has now been penned down for a Ma...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:52:00 +0200
Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with a large 120 Hz display.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: The 120 Hz Dilemma

Samsung's Galaxy S20 series revealed some startling weaknesses in addition to its plethora of pros. We already knew very early on that the 120 Hz refresh rate w...
Samsung Exynos 990 | ARM Mali-G77 MP11 | 6.9" | 219 g
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:58:00 +0200
A purported Geekbench listing for the Galaxy Note 20+ 5G has been spotted online

Galaxy Note 20+ 5G flexes its muscles for the first time on Geekbench

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G has been spotted on Geekbench for the first time ever. Based on its single and multi-core test results, it appears to be a Snapdragon 865-powered variant of the phone. The device specifications showcased...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:17:00 +0200
IS OPPO preparing the Reno3 Pro 5G for launch again? (Source: OPPO)

OPPO's Reno3 Pro 5G is cleared for launch in the US

OPPO has released 4G variants of its Reno3 series outside of its native China. Now, it seems it is letting the original, 5G versions of these phones out into the wider world too. It has been certified by the Federal Communications...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 01 Apr 2020 21:28:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - High-End Smartphone Reeks of Poor Implementation

89% Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - High-End Smartphone Reeks of Poor Implementation

Smartphone Monster. Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra is kinda like the Plus model, but on steroids. Not only does it offer an even larger display, it also comes with a massively upgraded camera setup as well as a larger battery. Find out in our review whether or not the Exynos SoC is really that much slower, and if the price premium is really worth it.
Samsung Exynos 990 | ARM Mali-G77 MP11 | 6.9" | 219 g
Daniel Schmidt, Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:58:00 +0200
The new Vivo S6 5G. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo launches the S6 5G, a new Exynos 980 phone

Vivo has launched its latest 5G smartphone today (March 31, 2020). It is called the S6, in line with some predictions made as a result of its prior leaks. This device has a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen and is also the newest membe...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:54:00 +0200
The Honor Play 9a. (Source: Honor)

Honor launches a new addition to its Play series alongside the 30S

Honor formally unveiled the 30S 5G online in China today. It was less expectedly joined by the Play 9a, a decidedly budget alternative. Quite unlike the new Kirin 820 device, it is a dual-rear-camera phone with 4GB of RAM.
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:50:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8 series has a launch date. (Source: YouTube)

OnePlus confirms an April 2020 launch for the 8 series

OnePlus has announced that its next product launch will be held online. It will indeed take place in April 2020, if not exactly when the rumor mill alleged that it would. The OEM promises "the dawn of a true 5G flagship line up" a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:00:00 +0200
ZTE: Provider leaks another 5G smartphone

ZTE: Provider leaks another 5G smartphone

To the surprise of all, ZTE recently presented the Axon 11 5G not as a flagship smartphone but as a mid-range model. Now it seems that another 5G midranger from ZTE will soon join the club. A Japanese provider has put a render ima...
Christian Hintze, Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:26:00 +0200
The alleged Meizu 17 Pro 5G identifier material. (Source: Weibo)

Rumor | The upcoming Meizu 17 5G flagship series is designed to look like the Samsung Galaxy S10+

Meizu is expected to release flagships called the 17 5G and 17 Pro 5G in 2020. A new leak suggests that their rear cameras will buck recent trends in that they are arranged in a horizontal line. They are also thought to have AMOLE...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 29 Mar 2020 19:40:00 +0200
Oppo Find X2 Pro smartphone

86% Oppo Find X2 Pro Smartphone Review - The burden of an astronomical price

A Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra killer? While the Find X2 Pro integrates a modern design and the most current hardware, Oppo is asking a hefty price for its high-end smartphone. Find out in our review of the Oppo Find X2 Pro how the Oppo smartphone fares in the comparison with the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.7" | 202 g
Marcus Herbrich, Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:52:00 +0200
The "Reno Ace 2" on TENAA. (Source: TENAA via GizmoChina)

OPPO is preparing what may be a 2nd-gen Reno Ace for the Chinese market

The Reno Ace is an OPPO phone in which this OEM's ultra-fast 65-watt (W) charging tech was debuted. Now, some leaks assert that a new device from the same company is its successor. With what looks like the Snapdragon 865 SoC and 8...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 28 Mar 2020 19:33:00 +0100
The Huawei P40 Pro has a huge main sensor.

Huawei P40 Pro hands-on: The camera remains the star - and what a star!

Huawei introduced today the new P40 series. While the P40 Lite has already been launched, three more models are now joining the lineup. A new addition is the P40 Pro+, which won't be available until the second half of the year, while the other two smartphones, the P40 and P40 Pro, will be available in May. We were able to take a closer look at the latter and have subjected it to an unboxing and hands-on review.
Daniel Schmidt, Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:02:00 +0100
The "Find X2 Lite". (Source: PriceBaba)

OPPO's VP denies some new leaks that point to new Find X2 variants

PriceBaba has produced some new renders for phones called the Find X2 Neo and X2 Lite. They appear to be rebranded versions of some existing mid-rangers from this OEM. However, the company's vice president, Shen Yiren, has reporte...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:35:00 +0100
Native trackpad support along with a new Magic Keyboard with touchpad brings intruiging possibilities. (Source: Apple)

Native trackpad support on iPad Pro opens the door to dual booting Windows 10 on ARM

Apple has long supported the ability for the Mac to be able to dual boot into Windows via Bootcamp. Now that it comes with native trackpad support, it opens up the intriguing possibility of dual booting into Windows 10 on ARM.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 27 Mar 2020 02:07:00 +0100
The Vivo Z6 seems to be getting a new sibling. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo may release an Exynos 980 version of the Z6 5G: new leak

According to a new Geekbench leak, Vivo has a phone with a 5G-as-standard SoC, 8GB of RAM and Android 10 on the way. However, the OEM already has released a phone of this description: the Z6. The only apparent differences between ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:58:00 +0100
The Huawei P40 Pro 5G in almost all its Samsung-flavored glory. (Source: @evleaks, Twitter)

Official renders of the Huawei P40 Pro 5G leaked by Evan Blass

Evan Blass has leaked the first official renders of the Huawei P40 Pro in a promotional poster. The leak comes ahead of the official launch tomorrow with expectations running high around its camera performance.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:44:00 +0100
Some cloud gaming market stats. (Source: Fortune Business Insights)

The cloud gaming market is now projected to be worth as much as US$56.57 billion by 2027

Cloud gaming is an emerging alternative to user-owned PC set-ups, in that the massive amounts of GPU power required to sustain it are accessed remotely. Its market had an estimated value of US$12.53 billion in 2018. However, a new...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 23 Mar 2020 18:15:00 +0100
Honor has set a launch date for the 30S. (Source: Weibo)

The new Kirin 820 SoC is on par with the Snapdragon 855: new leak

Huawei's high-value brand Honor will launch the 30S soon. This phone is also touted to debut the Kirin 820, a mid-range SoC said to integrate 5G. A Weibo tech blogger has just allegedly compared its Geekbench 4 scores to those of ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 22 Mar 2020 18:20:00 +0100
A render showing the Axon 11's rumored square camera. (Source: Weibo via IndiaShopps)

ZTE's Axon 11 is a mid-range 5G device to launch in March 2020: new leaks

ZTE is already linked to a device called the Axon 10s Pro based on the Snapdragon 865 SoC and the 5G X55 modem. Now, it appears the Axon 11 is also on the way. This one is no flagship, however: it is more likely to offer the mid-r...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Mar 2020 14:25:00 +0100
The new iPad Pro might not be so new come the end of 2020. (Source: Apple)

Rumor: Apple prepping 5G iPad Pro with A14X chip for late 2020

Tipster Jon Prosser has been particularly active lately with leaks camp out of the Apple camp. His latest is rather juicy predicting that Apple will release a iPad Pro model with 5G connectivity later this year with an all-new A14...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 20 Mar 2020 10:09:00 +0100
Shambolic. (Source: Chong Liu)

The Exynos 990-powered Samsung Galaxy S20 series is not a good choice for smartphone gamers

When shelling out up to the equivalent of US$1600 for a new phone, one would expect it to be the class-leading in performance, or at least better than last year's releases. Not the Galaxy S20, though, as a new test has shown the E...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 19 Mar 2020 21:52:00 +0100
The upcoming Kirin 820 should enable Huawei to secure the leading position in the mid-range smartphone market for one more year. (Image Source: Huawei)

Huawei's Kirin 820 mid-range 5G SoC gets leaked specs

Improvements for the upcoming Kirin 820 mid-range SoC include an integrated 5G modem, upgraded ISP and NPU units, plus a more powerful Mali-G77 GPU. Huawei decided to keep the same 7 nm manufacturing process and the ARM Cortex-A76...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:15:00 +0100
Samsung's Galaxy S20 series is finally getting a camera update for better auto focus

Samsung's Galaxy S20 series is finally getting a camera update for better auto focus

In the first tests it was noticed that the autofocus of the Galaxy S20 models does not work optimally. Samsung is now rolling out the second firmware update for the new series and this time the South Korean manufacturer is also ta...
Christian Hintze, Thu, 19 Mar 2020 12:40:00 +0100
One of the Honor 30's alleged colorways. (Source: CNMO)

Rumor | The Honor 30 series will have quad rear cameras in a circular housing

Recently, the Honor 30S has allegedly appeared in promos sponsored by Sprite in China. Now, their flagship siblings have reportedly leaked in a new render that shows they will join the round-camera brigade on their launch. These p...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:12:00 +0100
The Reno3 has gone international. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO launches a 4G/LTE version of the Reno3 globally

The Reno3 smartphone was released earlier with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L SoC, which made it a 5G device. Now, its maker OPPO has announced a 2nd version of this phone with a Helio P90 processor instead. Otherwise, the phone com...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Mar 2020 20:40:00 +0100
Release date for the Redmi K30 Pro announced, official render shows camera setup

Release date for the Redmi K30 Pro announced, official render shows camera setup

Xiaomi formerly said to launch the Redmi K30 Pro at the end of March, now the Chinese manufacturer has become more concrete via Weibo. The inexpensive flagship killer is slated for launch on March 24th. The smartphone is powered b...
Christian Hintze, Tue, 17 Mar 2020 10:50:00 +0100
New HiSilicon hardware is on the way. (Source: Huawei)

5nm Kirin 1020 set to enter "large-scale delivery" in August

Huawei is already working on its next-gen flagship SoC. The chipset, expected to be the Kirin 1020, will power Huawei's next generation of premium phones, starting with the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro. It's apparently scheduled to ent...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 16 Mar 2020 09:47:00 +0100
A OnePlus 8 render. (Source: CashKaro/OnLeaks)

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are now tipped to launch in mid-April 2020

A new leak alleges that OnePlus will reveal its early-2020 flagship phones in about a month from today (March 14, 2020). An avid follower of this OEM's rumors might have noticed that 1 putative variant has been left out of this he...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 14 Mar 2020 17:31:00 +0100
The design is in line with what we have seen in previous leaks. (Image Source: Robertdowney.ig)

Leaked pic shows Robert Downey Jr. holding the OnePlus 8 Pro

The renowned actor has already collaborated with the Chinese OEM for the marketing campaign of the OnePlus 7 models. Even though the shot is not too detailed, Robert Downey Jr. appears to be holding the upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro flag...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 13 Mar 2020 16:21:00 +0100
This Honor teaser is brought to you by...Sprite? (Source: Weibo via IndiaShopps)

The Honor 30S allegedly shows up on a soda bottle

The 20S is a mid-range variant of the Honor 20 smartphone series from 2019. Now, a promo for its successor has reportedly appeared on the labels of Sprite bottles sold in China. Some text found near its image hints at 5G for this ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:54:00 +0100
The new Red Magic 5G. (Source: Nubia)

Nubia launches the Red Magic 5G in China

The 144Hz phone is here! Nubia's new addition to its mobile gaming line-up is its first 5G model, and has flagship specs as usual. It is equipped with the Snapdragon 865 SoC, a 16GB RAM variant and a spinning fan as expected. The ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:11:00 +0100
Will Huawei finally get banned this May? (Image Source:

Huawei dodges ban again, granted another licence extension from the U.S. Commerce Department

The U.S. government is certainly aware that companies like Qualcomm and Google do not want any bans imposed on Huawei, since it will be very difficult to cover billions of USD in losses. Still, smaller companies like rural carrier...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:01:00 +0100
The entire OnePlus 8 lineup will feature 5G support. (Image Source: OnLeaks/91 Mobiles)

OnePlus will do a Samsung and unveil a full 5G lineup for its upcoming launch

OnePlus co-founder and CEO Pete Lau said that the company's upcoming launch will see the complete lineup supporting 5G. While the top-tier OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 variants are confirmed and will have 5G support, it is not yet ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 11 Mar 2020 14:13:00 +0100
The Vivo NEX 3S 5G. (Image source: Vivo)

Vivo NEX 3S 5G goes official with Snapdragon 865 led system overhaul

The Vivo NEX 3S 5G is official with the Chinese smartphone maker launching its latest flagship via its website. As had been expected, Vivo has kept the updates to the device relatively minor although its internals have been upgrad...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 11 Mar 2020 10:07:00 +0100
A recent render for the Motorola Edge+. (Source: OnLeaks/PriceBaba)

Rumor | The Motorola Edge+ will have a 108MP camera

Motorola is slated to launch a true flagship phone, the Edge+, this year. It is thought to have a waterfall display with a punch-hole selfie camera thus far. Now, a new leak alleges that it will have a triple rear camera that inco...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 09 Mar 2020 20:09:00 +0100
The alleged Mi 10 Explorer Edition. (Source: MyDrivers)

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Explorer Edition leaks out; is alleged to be genuinely transparent this time

A Chinese blog has reported that a successor to the Mi 9 Explorer Edition is in the works at Xiaomi. This variant of the flagship phone was styled so as to look as though it had a clear-glass back - however, it was achieved with a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 09 Mar 2020 16:45:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 Ultra proves to a tough nut to crack. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy S20 Ultra performs well in torture tests

As has become the norm, Samsung has released its latest smartphone and a couple of YouTubers have done their best to destroy it. It appears the Korean giant has noticed this tradition and has made the Galaxy S20 Ultra in a way tha...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:31:00 +0100
Realme teases the X50 Pro's next launch. (Source: Realme)

The Realme X50 Pro 5G's internal storage may go up to 512GB on its Chinese-market debut

Realme has announced that it will launch its 5G-enabled flagship phone, the X50 Pro, in China on March 12, 2020. The OEM has also had the device approved for sale in this market by TENAA. The resulting leak reveals the possibility...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 08 Mar 2020 18:58:00 +0100
Xiaomi details its global Mi 10 debut. (Source: Twitter)

The Xiaomi Mi 10 series will go global in March 2020

The Xiaomi Mi 10 and 10 Pro are already available on the Chinese smartphone market. Now, the OEM has announced an international launch event for these flagships. In addition, a new rumor hints at an upcoming addition to their seri...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 07 Mar 2020 20:55:00 +0100
An up-to-date OnePlus 8 render. (Source: OnLeaks/CashKaro)

The OnePlus 8 may launch through both T-Mobile and Verizon

A prior leak suggested that OnePlus would sell an upcoming phone, the 8, through the US carrier Verizon. Now, an analysis of code in this OEM's launcher for Android appears to back this up. It also points to a T-Mobile SKU of the ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 07 Mar 2020 20:06:00 +0100
The Vivo Nex 3S: new SoC, same waterfall display. (Source: Weibo)

The Vivo Nex 3S 5G's existence is confirmed in a new official leak

Earlier leaks had suggested that Vivo would refresh its Nex 3 flagship phone with a Snapdragon 865- and 5G-equipped variant. Now, the OEM has validated them in a new Weibo post. This new version of the device will launch on March ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 06 Mar 2020 19:57:00 +0100
OPPO wants you to think of it when you think 5G. (Source: YouTube)

OPPO unveils its 5G CPE, the "Omni"

OPPO finally introduced its long-awaited Find X2 series today (March 6, 2020). However, it also had a "one more thing" moment: a new mobile-broadband device that could bring 5G speeds to the home or office. It is based on the Snap...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 06 Mar 2020 12:00:00 +0100
Oppo Find X2 and Find X2 Pro are now available for purchase in Europe (Image source: Oppo)

Oppo Find X2 and Find X2 Pro launched with 120Hz QHD+ screen, 65W charging, and more

The highly-awaited successor to the Oppo Find X is here in the form of the Oppo Find X2 and Oppo Find X2 Pro. Both phones come with a 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz AMOLED panel, 12GB of RAM, a 4,200mAh battery that can be charged at 65W, an...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 06 Mar 2020 11:48:00 +0100

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