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No luck for S20 buyers? (Source: Evan Blass)

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S20+ or S20 Ultra and get a free pair of Galaxy Buds+

What appears to be official promotional material for the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones has surfaced, confirming the names and designs of the S20+, S20 Ultra, and Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Buds+ TWS earphones. Those will pre-order the ...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 09:29:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series will be unveiled on February 11. (Source: 91Mobiles)

New leak reveals massive price tags for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series

For the first time, pricing details of the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones have been revealed. Going by the leak, the Galaxy S20 could share a base price tag with its predecessor, the S10, but things go downhill from there, with the mos...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 08:58:00 +0100
A true successor to the Galaxy Fold is rumored for a Q2 2020 launch. (Source: Samsung)

True Galaxy Fold successor to arrive Q2 with a perfect looking set of upgrades

Samsung will indeed launch a follow up device to its controversial Galaxy Fold. Although some are referring to the Galaxy Z Flip as the ‘Galaxy Fold 2’, the device described by XDA’s Max Weinbach will indeed be a proper successor ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 02:06:00 +0100
The Realme X50 is 5G capable and has a 120 Hz display. (Image source: Realme)

Realme smartphone with Snapdragon 865 flies past the OnePlus 7T and Redmi K20 Pro while posting record score on AnTuTu

A smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer Realme has been spotted on the AnTuTu benchmark racking up an incredible score of 574,985 points, which is currently a record figure. There has been some speculation that this mysterious ...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 04:43:00 +0100
The full-suite of Galaxy S20 devices to be announced next month. (Image source: @ishanagarwal24 & 91mobiles via XDA Developers)

This is the Galaxy S20 series, and Samsung is betting big on cameras this year

Official renders of the Galaxy S20 series are here, complete with pricing and storage options. Predictably, the Galaxy S20 Ultra will be the best-equipped of the three devices in the series, with prices ranging from €899 to €1,549...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:19:00 +0100
The Axon 10s Pro 5G may look a lot like this. (Source: ZTE)

The Snapdragon 865-powered Axon 10s Pro may be close to launch

ZTE's next flagship, the Axon 10s Pro, may be revealed in full soon. It has passed through testing by the Wi-Fi Alliance and TENAA, which confirms its premium 5G status. However, besides its updated chipset, it appears to have the...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:34:00 +0100
Samsung has skipped an S11-named model and gone straight to the Galaxy S20. (Image source: @OnLeaks)

Possible Samsung Galaxy S20 range and Galaxy Z Flip prices and official sales date revealed

Alleged European prices for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, and Galaxy Flip Z have been shared online, along with the expected sales date for the Galaxy S20 smartphone range. While Galaxy fans may have t...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:45:00 +0100
The possible Nex 3 5G refresh. (Source: TENAA)

Vivo Nex 3: new leaks point to a new 5G version

A new listing on the TENAA regulatory website indicates that the OEM Vivo intends to reboot its Nex 3 flagship with a new version. It has an SoC with a different max clock to that of the phone's original Snapdragon 855+ processor....
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:56:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 buyers will be limited to 128 GB of onboard storage on all but the S20 Ultra. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung drastically cuts Galaxy S20 storage options

Yesterday’s full Galaxy S20 spec sheet leak revealed one rude shock for Samsung fans. If you want more than 128 GB of standard storage you will need to pony up for the Galaxy S20 Ultra model which is the only one of the three to o...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 09:14:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has a 4,000 mAh battery. (Image source: Poco)

Poco F2 Lite smartphone makes surprise showing in purported live image leak

Some live images of an alleged Poco F2 Lite smartphone have been uploaded in a brief video clip on YouTube. Along with showing off a waterdrop notch on the front for the selfie camera, it seems the Poco F2 Lite might come with a Q...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 03:56:00 +0100
Galaxy S20 Ultra render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Full Galaxy S20 specs leak highlighting model differentiation

Teenage leakster Ishan Agarwal has managed to get his hands on the complete spec sheet for the upcoming Galaxy S20 series of flagship smartphones from Samsung. Most of the key details have leaked in one form or another, but this i...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:34:00 +0100
The Huawei Mate 30 5G variants. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei insists it did better in the 5G phone market than Samsung in 2019

Huawei has released its performance for 2019 to the Chinese media. It claims it shipped approximately 240 million units in total that year, 6.9 million of which had 5G. For context, Samsung has announced that it shipped about 6.7 ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:28:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 lineup will still feature a triple-cam setup on the back, but the sensor sizes will vary among the three variants. (Image Source: PhoneArena)

Samsung's Galaxy S20 5G handheld with 12 GB RAM and Snapdragon 865 SoC spotted on Geekbench

The Galaxy S20 5G model that just hit Geekbench appears to be the most affordable variant with a smaller 6.2-inch screen, 4,00o mAh battery and 12 GB RAM. It is still powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC, so the results may be releva...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:43:00 +0100
An accurate render of the forthcoming Galaxy S20. (Source: @OnLeaks x CashKaro)

Samsung Galaxy S20 will come with a gimped 120 Hz display says leaker

The ‘will it or won’t it?’ saga of the Galaxy S20 display capabilities has taken a new twist. Samsung leakster Ice Universe has now confirmed that the Galaxy S20 line up will have a 120 Hz-capable display, but it won’t be enabled ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:09:00 +0100
mmWave and standard 5G iPhones could arrive at the same time (Image source: PhoneArena)

Ming Chi-Kuo predicts mmWave and standard 5G iPhones will arrive simultaneously

Analyst Ming Chi-Kuo recently predicted that Apple will bring mmWave and standard 5G iPhone 12 models to the market at the same time, allaying fears of a drawn-out iPhone 12 release timeframe.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 19:17:00 +0100
The Galaxy S10 Lite promises flagship specs at an as-yet-unconfirmed value price-point (Image source: Samsung)

Galaxy S10 Lite India launch date unveiled by Samsung

Shortly after confirming its existence, Samsung recently announced the official India launch date for the Galaxy S10 Lite. The near-flagship arrives in India on January 23rd. There's still no word on pricing, however.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:28:00 +0100
Expect at least five Galaxy S20 variants thanks to Samsung's decision to split the range with either 4G or 5G modems. (Source: @BenGeskin)

Samsung's Galaxy S20 to come in 4G as standard, 5G optional except for the S20 Ultra

Samsung will not be fitting 5G radios as standard to its forthcoming Galaxy S20 range of devices. The move follows Qualcomm’s decision not to integrate a 5G modem into the design of its Snapdragon 865 chip. The only device in the ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:32:00 +0100
The OnePlus 8 series may look like this. (Source: OnLeaks/91Mobiles)

The OnePlus 8 may launch as a Verizon 5G device in the US

The media outlet Android Police asserts that the OnePlus 8 will be compatible with Verizon's 5G network when it is released to the US market. Not only that, in fact, but it will also apparently launch through this carrier. However...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 12 Jan 2020 19:24:00 +0100
The Black Shark 2 Pro sports a Snapdragon 855+ and UFS 3.0 storage. (Image source: Black Shark)

Rumor | 5G and 16 GB RAM in a smartphone? It has to be Xiaomi with the Black Shark 3

A new rumor has suggested that Xiaomi is planning on fitting its upcoming Black Shark 3 smartphone with a whopping 16 GB of RAM. Along with that huge amount of memory, the gaming-focused device would also be 5G capable, making it ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 12 Jan 2020 03:51:00 +0100
AnyConnect has developed the Smarter Camera platform. (Source: AnyConnect)

CES 2020 | Asus and AnyConnect partner up to push Smarter Cameras to the Edge

The Smarter Camera platform is an AI-powered solution for the future of industries such as security, logistics and retail. It has been developed by the company AnyConnect, which has just announced a partnership with Asus to delive...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 22:18:00 +0100
Xiaomi's new flagship may look like this. (Source: Twitter)

The Xiaomi Mi 10 could beat the Samsung Galaxy S20 series to launch

Some new tips concerning Xiaomi's next flagship phone suggest that it could launch before the 2020 Galaxy Unpacked event. That would make it the first Snapdragon 865 device to be announced this year. In addition, there may be a Mi...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 21:40:00 +0100
Image via Apple (w/ edits)

Apple scores win in China due to iPhone sales jump in December

iPhone sales in China leapt to 3.18 million units in December, a year-over-year increase of 18.7%. While many analysts are excited about what this could mean for Apple's sales in China, it should be noted that October and November...
Sam Medley, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 17:10:00 +0100
Renders based on Galaxy S11/S20 leaks. (Source: @BenGeskin)

Galaxy S20 could ship with 120 Hz display deactivated, Ultra is no 'Ultra' says leaker

Tipster Ice Universe, in a series of now deleted tweets, has suggested that Samsung could drop the 120 Hz display functionality that he only this week tipped was coming to the new Galaxy S20 range. In another since deleted tweet, ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:34:00 +0100
Ossia is at CES 2020 to announce a new product. (Source: Ossia)

CES 2020 | Ossia is ready to bring truly wireless power to the home with its latest Cota product

Ossia has brought its new Cota HOME device to CES this year. It is a residential-grade transmitter for its truly-wireless system in which energy is "beamed" to compatible devices in lieu of cables of any kind. The OEM is confident...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 20:08:00 +0100
MediaTek intros new 5G smartphone processors. (Source: MediaTek)

CES 2020 | MediaTek debuts the Dimensity 800 line SoCs for premium mid-range 5G phones

MediaTek has expanded the range of Dimensity processors with the new 800 series. They are 8-core chipsets designed to power phones with up to 4 cameras, 90Hz displays and sub-6GHz 5G. The new 800s also feature "flagship-grade" GPU...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 07 Jan 2020 22:58:00 +0100
The Realme X50 5G is the first phone to run Realme UI. (Source: Realme)

The Realme X50 launch also reveals a new customized skin for Android

Realme has unveiled its first 5G phone today (January 7, 2020), as expected. However, the OEM did have more of a surprise to drop on the audience at the X50's launch: it is also the first phone to ship with Realme UI. This is a ne...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 07 Jan 2020 14:40:00 +0100
Image via Lenovo

CES 2020 | The Lenovo Yoga 5G is the world's first 5G PC

Lenovo's new Yoga 5G, which the company showed off at CES today, is the world's first 5G PC. The convertible sports Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx platform. Thanks to its nine individual antennas, the Yoga 5G can connect to 5G netw...
Sam Medley, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 20:30:00 +0100
Renders of the Galaxy S20 range based on leaked information. (Source: @BenGeskin)

Samsung insider confirms 120 Hz displays for all three Galaxy S20 models

Samsung insider Ice Universe has started to drip feed specifications of the Galaxy S20 series of smartphones set to debut on February 11. A key feature just confirmed is that all of the three flagship models will feature Super AMO...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 11:12:00 +0100
The X30 series may not be the only Vivo 5G phones around. (Source: Android Authority)

A new Snapdragon 765G phone from Vivo shows up on Geekbench

Vivo has already released 5G smartphones; now, it seems they are going for a third. A device called the "vivo V1963A" has appeared on Geekbench. Aspects of its processor match those found in a similar leak that may pertain to the ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 05 Jan 2020 12:10:00 +0100
The Realme X50 is also said to have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. (Source: GSMArena)

The Realme X50 is now touted to be a 64MP camera phone

The Realme X50 already stands out due to its dual-band 5G status. However, a recent registration with the Chinese telecomms body TENAA may show that it will add quad rear cameras to this spec, the main sensor of which is 64MP. The...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 17:42:00 +0100
Samsung is bullish about its prospects in a rapidly expanding 2020 5G market. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung expects 2020 to be a breakout year for 5G smartphones

Samsung is bullish about the 5G smartphone market in 2020 quoting figures from Counterpoint Research to support its view. According to forecasts the market for 5G smartphones is expected to undergo substantial growth and will acco...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 13:13:00 +0100
The Galaxy Tab S6 is officially getting a 5G variant in Q1 2020. (Source: Samsung)

The first 5G tablet to hit market is coming from Samsung in Q1 2020

We knew Samsung was working on a 5G variant of its current flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S6 but we didn’t know when it was coming. Samsung has now cleared things up at least a little by announcing it will hit the market in Q1 20...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 12:40:00 +0100
The X50 5G. (Source: Realme)

Realme X50 5G: new leak points to 8GB RAM and Android 10

The Realme X50 is one of the first phones that will launch with the new, 5G-capable Snapdragon 765G processor. A new Geekbench leak may have spilled more of this phone's specs. It seems that it will have 8GB of RAM and probably fe...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 31 Dec 2019 16:48:00 +0100
Is this what the Galaxy S11+ looks like? (Source: OnLeaks)

Samsung Galaxy S11+: latest leak shows new, cleaner rear camera array

The Samsung Galaxy S11 series is currently believed to have as much as 4 rear cameras in a rectangular module. Some renders associated with the highest-end Plus variant suggested that the lenses were placed in there in a less than...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 18:47:00 +0100
Let's hope Samsung develops a true successor to the original Fold, despite its original launch setback. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Opinion: Foldable makers should be applauded for taking a risk, not torn down

It has been surprising to read a number of major tech blogs bashing the Galaxy Fold and foldable devices in general. The danger is, however, that such criticism isn't likely to go unnoticed with the risk that smartphone makers may shy away from the category. Even if some of the criticism is fair, let's hope it doesn't scare OEM's from taking a risk on releasing potentially game changing devices.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 08:06:00 +0100
Qualcomm's X55 5G modem, now separated from the Snapdragon 865. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 has an external 5G modem, and that's a good thing

Qualcomm is separating their 5G modem from their flagship SoC, which many are calling a mistake. However, this change almost exclusively benefits everyone, despite what other reports might say.
Loki Rautio, Sun, 29 Dec 2019 23:08:00 +0100
The Huawei Mate X. (Source: T3)

The 2nd-gen Huawei Mate X may support 65W charging

The Huawei Mate X's successor, thought to have the code-name of "Tahiti", may have been certified as a phone in China. The leak in question also shows that the device in question can charge at a top rate of 65 watts (W). This tech...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 29 Dec 2019 19:55:00 +0100
An interior shot of one of the alleged 100 new Xiaomi stores. (Source: Weibo)

Xiaomi opens 100 physical stores simultaneously in China

Today, (December 29, 2019) Xiaomi's CEO Lu Weibing posted to Weibo claiming that the OEM opened no less than 100 brick-and-mortar stores in its native China. These outlets, which were apparently full of potential customers interes...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 29 Dec 2019 18:56:00 +0100
The Galaxy S11+ may look something like this. (Source: PiunikaWeb)

Update | The Samsung Galaxy S11+ may be close to launch with new certifications

The Chinese telecomms regulator 3C has just cleared a phone called the Samsung SM-G9880. This phone is currently thought to be the Galaxy S11+, a potential 2020 ultra-flagship phone. If so, it will ship with a 25W charger and supp...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 28 Dec 2019 18:21:00 +0100
The Dimensity series offers heavy-hitting performance at affordable prices. (Source: Gizmochina)

Benchmarks show the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L outperforming the Snapdragon 765G in both CPU and GPU

MediaTek unveiled its new Dimensity series a couple of weeks ago as its first 5G-capable SoC lineup. As is becoming typical of MediaTek chipsets, the new Dimensity 1000L manages to handily outperform its closest rival, Qualcomm's ...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 27 Dec 2019 21:24:00 +0100
Taiyo Yuden expects 2020 iPhones to increase capacitor demand (Image source: Apple)

2020's power-hungry 5G iPhones may cause a surge in capacitor demand

Taiyo Yuden, one of Apple’s capacitor suppliers, indicated that capacitor demand may increase next year due to the introduction of 5G iPhones. The capacitor maker has seen profits rise this year on the back of increased capacitor ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 27 Dec 2019 20:43:00 +0100
Is this what the iPhone 12 will look like? (Image source: Macotakara)

Supposed iPhone 12 case design mockup spotted on Alibaba

Japanese publication Macotakara got their hands on what is allegedly an iPhone 12 case mockup. The design appears to conform closely to predictions that analyst Ming Chi-Kuo made earlier, including an iPhone 4-like edge design.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 26 Dec 2019 20:18:00 +0100
The streaming giant posted remarkable decadal returns (Image source: Netflix)

"Best-performing stock of the decade": Netflix posts 4000 percent decadal returns

Netflix’s stock delivered over 4000 percent in decadal returns, making it the “best-performing stock of the decade.” But, as competition heats up in the streaming video market, questions are raised about just how viable Netflix’s ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 26 Dec 2019 19:39:00 +0100
Does the Mate X repeat the Galaxy Fold's mistakes? (Image source: CNET)

Weibo video indicates that Mate X might be another fragile foldable

A video on Weibo raises concerns about the durability of the Huawei Mate X. A plastic display coupled with an outward-folding design imply that the Mate X might be just as, if not more fragile than, the Galaxy Fold.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 26 Dec 2019 19:38:00 +0100
The Reno3's new 360-degree antenna system ensures high-speed connectivity. (Source: OPPO)

The OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G is the world's first Snapdragon 765G phone

OPPO has launched its Reno3 series. It consists of 2 phones, both of which have 12GB RAM SKUs and 1 of which is a Pro version. This device is now officially the first to rock the Snapdragon 765G processor, a vital boast as this ch...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 26 Dec 2019 18:54:00 +0100
The LG V50. (Source: LG)

LG V60 touted for MWC 2020 launch, second screen in tow

The LG V50 ThinQ 5G was unveiled back in February and its successor is billed to come exactly a year after. Going by a new report, the LG V60 ThinQ will be announced at MWC 2020, and it will feature a second screen with an upgrade...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 26 Dec 2019 10:21:00 +0100
The Realme X50 will launch with next-gen Qualcomm silicon. (Source: GSMArena)

The Realme X50 5G will launch in January 2020, won't do so alone

The Realme X50 is slated to be this OEM's first 5G device, powered by the Snapdragon 765G processor. The company has just announced that it will be unveiled in full on January 7, 2020. It will apparently do so alongside a second v...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 24 Dec 2019 19:27:00 +0100
OPPO believes the 5G era has begun in earnest. (Source: EE)

50 carriers worldwide have 5G services by now

50 carriers in 27 different locations had set up 5G networks by October 2019, whereas over 300 others in about 109 additional markets may be preparing to do so. This is in accordance with some of the latest research on 5G deployme...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 22 Dec 2019 19:08:00 +0100
Image via Typhoon Studios

Google acquires indie game developer Typhoon to bolster Stadia

Google announced yesterday that it has acquired Typhoon, an independent game developer. Typhoon's first game, Journey to the Savage Planet, is due out January 28, 2020. While Google has not given much detail surrounding the acquis...
Sam Medley, Sat, 21 Dec 2019 05:29:00 +0100
The Snapdragon 765 may be a killer mid-range SoC. (Image via Android Next)

Mysterious listing on Geekbench could be the Snapdragon 765

A new listing in Geekbench 5's database shows benchmark results for what may be the Snapdragon 765. The SoC in the listing looks similar to the CPU of the upcoming Oppo Reno 3 Pro, which will use the 765. If these listings are leg...
Sam Medley, Sat, 21 Dec 2019 04:16:00 +0100

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