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The 70 and 70 Pro in the wild. (Source: Machine Wang Tengxiao via Weibo)

Honor 70 and 70 Pro design is revealed in full thanks to new online and offline retail leaks

Honor has confirmed that it will launch the 70 series of premium mid-range Android smartphones later in May 2022. However, its 2 variants, the 70 and 70 Pro, have been snapped from all angles in a physical store ahead of this even...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 20 May 2022 18:50
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is now official with CPU and GPU performance and efficiency gains. (Image: Source: Qualcomm)

Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 now official: First reference benchmarks indicate Dimensity 9000 levels of performance, new Adreno 730 handsomely beats A15 Bionic

Qualcomm has officially launched the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform — an incremental upgrade over the 8 Gen 1 targeted at premium Android smartphone experiences. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 comes with increased CPU and GPU pe...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 20 May 2022 16:49
Qualcomm has unveiled its new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC (image via Qualcomm)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC announced for mid-range smartphones

Qualcomm has lifted the covers off its first mid-range chipset of 2022. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 packs four Cortex-A710 cores, four Cortex-A510 cores, and an Adreno 662 GPU. It is expected to make its debut alongside an Oppo phone i...
Anil Ganti, 20 May 2022 14:00
The new S15. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo S15 and S15 Pro launch as new mid-range smartphones with 120Hz AMOLED displays, customized silicon and more

The Vivo S15 Pro has launched as the latest Dimensity 8100-powered smartphone with an additional discrete graphics co-processor; however, the base S15 might steal some attention for itself with a Snapdragon 870 platform with "enha...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 19 May 2022 18:14
The first-gen Huawei P50 5G case. (Source: Soyealink)

Huawei P50 Pro-compatible 5G case is now officially a thing, rated to add eSIM-powered functions to the smartphone for about US$120

Some intriguing rumors of an accessory that would allow Huawei P50-series owners to circumvent the device's limitations to 4G/LTE-only connectivity have been somewhat vindicated through the launch of the first case along these lin...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 17 May 2022 17:21
OPPO makes a Reno8 announcement. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO Reno8 series launch date is announced alongside new renders hinting at design changes in the upcoming mid-range smartphones

OPPO has set a date on which the new Reno8-series smartphones will make their debut. The devices are expected to emerge with a selection of new MediaTek or Qualcomm processors, AMOLED displays and possibly even highly customized r...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 16 May 2022 18:58
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25 new external reviews +
Engadget: HP Spectre x360 16 review: A big, beautiful convertible laptop, Engadget: Alienware x14 gaming laptop review, Mash IT: Alienware X14 Review - The Tiny Alien!, Noteb (YT): ASUS TUF F15 (2022) Review - Unboxing, Disassembly and Upgrade Options, The Tech Chap: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Review - Is it ACTUALLY Any Good? [2022], Matthew Moniz: 2022 Lenovo Yoga 9i Review - So Much Better!, Matthew Moniz: ASUS ROG Flow Z13 - The BETTER Surface Pro!, Mobile Tech Review: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Review, Matthew Moniz: ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 Review - It's Too Good!, Matthew Moniz: ASUS Zephyrus G14 (2022) Review - The Best Laptop?, Mash IT: Alienware X17 R2 Unboxing and First Impressions, Max Tech: Galaxy S22 Ultra from an iPhone user's Perspective, Mash IT: Alienware X17 R2 Review - i9 12900HK and RTX 3080ti edition, Mobile Tech Review: Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 Review, Matthew Moniz: 2022 Acer Swift X - Intel Arc GPU and a Better Display!, Max Tech: Why I Bought an S22 Ultra! - Better than the iPhone 14 Pro?, Mash IT: Unboxing the New Featherlight 12th Gen AMOLED Ultrabook - 13" Galaxy Book2 Pro, Lon.TV: Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7 Review - Two-in-One with Intel 12th Generation Alder Lake Chip!, Lon.TV: Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon Review - 14" OLED Display, 16:10, Lightweight Ryzen 5800U, Lon.TV: HP Spectre X360 16 Review - with 4K OLED Display - 16t-f000 / 16-f0035nr, Matthew Moniz: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra - 72 Hours Later!, Matthew Moniz: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: The Ultimate DEX Setup!, Max Tech: M1 Max MacBook Pro 6-Month Review: Only getting BETTER!, Max Tech: M1 iPad Air 5 Honest Review after 2 weeks.. (the truth), Mobile Tech Review: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra First Look
The Mix Fold. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is tipped to launch as the lightest and slimmest foldable smartphone of 2022

The second-gen Mix Fold flagship from Xiaomi has been tipped to outdo its predecessor in terms of design and pocketability. Now, according to a famous leaker, it will beat rivals such as the Galaxy Z Fold4 or OPPO Find N in this r...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 May 2022 16:27
The Nord. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Nord sees a stable upgrade to OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12

The Nord is the first generation of a new mid-range smartphone series from the Android OEM OnePlus. It has been out for nearly 2 years now, and has only just been officially updated to Android 12. Despite the stable nature of this...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 14 May 2022 23:04
This is the Xiaomi 12 Ultra - or is it? (Source: ITHome)

Xiaomi 12 Ultra: The latest prototype leak features fewer rear cameras than expected

A growing and increasingly well-replicated body of Xiaomi 12 Ultra leaks hint that this upcoming flagship smartphone will come with a camera hump designed to house up to 5 different lenses in a circular arrangement. However, the l...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 14 May 2022 17:46
Galaxy S8 Ultra with 14.6-inch display

Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultra: The best tablet in the world?

At 14.6 inches, the Galaxy S8 Ultra is certainly the largest consumer tablet at the moment, but is it also the best of its kind? Or is it worth switching to a smaller product?
Daniel Schmidt, 14 May 2022 13:23
Realme teases the EU-specific 9 5G. (Source: Realme)

Update | Realme's Pad Mini is coming to Europe with the 9 and new 9 5G in tow

Realme has set a date on which its 9 and 9 5G Android smartphones for the European market will make their debut. They will be joined by the Pad Mini, a more affordable version of the OEM's first-gen tablet. The OEM has also now co...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 May 2022 16:44
The P:ixel 6a. (Source: Google)

Pixel 6a prices for regions outside the US are revealed

Google has officially debuted the Pixel 6a, albeit with pricing in US dollars (US$) only, leaving consumers in additional countries where the new mid-range smartphone might also become available wondering how much they have to pay...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 May 2022 15:45
realme 9 5G

80% realme 9 5G review - Fast and affordable smartphone with 5G

Clone of the Pro-version. The realme 9 5G is a very interesting smartphone because it comes pretty close to the much more expensive Pro-model. So does it offer a better price-performance ratio? And what has changed compared to the predecessor? We will clarify that in the review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 619 | 6.60" | 191 g
Florian Schmitt, 13 May 2022 15:23
A 60-series phone. (Source: Honor)

Rumor | Honor 70 Pro or Pro Plus will become the world's first Dimensity 9000/100W smartphone

The Honor 70 series of premium mid-range Android smartphones are already regarded as a potentially welcome upgrade over their 60 counterparts, as its flagship is thought to boast the Dimensity 9000 processor. Now, a group of new d...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 12 May 2022 20:27
The flat design of the Samsung Galaxy S22+ resembles the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Samsung Galaxy S22+: High-end smartphone and the golden mean in the new Galaxy S line-up

For its Galaxy S series, Samsung brings together its flagship smartphones for a puntual relaunch at the beginning of each year. This year, buyers can choose from three Galaxy S models, including the Galaxy S22+, whose 6.6-inch dis...
Manuel Masiero, 12 May 2022 10:15
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57 new external reviews +
Mobile Tech Review: 2022 iPhone SE 3rd Gen Review, Mobile Tech Review: 2022 iPad Air Review, Mobile Tech Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ Review, Mobile Tech Review: Samsung Galaxy S22+ Review, The Tech Chap: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 2 MONTH Review - Best Phone in the World!?, 9to5google: Galaxy A33 vs A53 | Hands-on review!, 9to5google: Realme GT 2 Pro review!, 9to5google: Pixel 6 Pro long term review!, The Tech Chap: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs OPPO Find X5 Pro - REVIEW!, The Tech Chap: OPPO Find X5 Pro Unboxing & Impressions... Wow!, The Tech Chap: Samsung Galaxy A53 Impressions - Best Phone under £400?, The Tech Chap: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra - Exynos vs Snapdragon!, The Tech Chap: OnePlus Nord CE 2 Unboxing & Impressions - Mid-Range Killer!?, The Tech Chap: REDMAGIC 7 - The FASTEST Phone in the World!, TechTablets: Xiaomi 12 Pro Review After 3 Weeks! (Global Version), TechTablets: Realme GT2 Vs GT2 Pro Comparison & Review, TechTablets: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Emulation Test What A BEAST!, TechTablets: BMAX X14 Pro Review AMD Ryzen 5 3450U 14.1" Laptop, TechTablets: Redmagic 7 Pro Review - Is It Really Better Than the Redmagic 7?, TechTablets: Realme GT2 Pro Review. STUNNING Well Priced Flagship!, TechTablets: Using My Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra As A Wireless Display (Second Screen Test), TechTablets: Still The BEST PUBG Gaming Phone For The Price? Black Shark 4 Pro Global Review, TechTablets: Huawei Matebook E Review - The Surface Pro 8 KILLER?, TechTablets: Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Review. Was I WRONG?, TechTablets: The FASTEST Gaming Phone EVER! Red Magic 7 Review, TechTablets: Realme 9 Pro+ Unboxing & FULL Review - A KILLER Midrange Phone!, TechTablets: Is The Tab S8 Ultra A Thermal THROTTLING Mess? 3DMark & Antutu Stress Test!, TechTablets: Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Unboxing & First Impressions!, TechTablets: Don't Buy The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra It's A MESS!, TechTablets: I Regret Buying The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. Too Big & Impractical!, Pocketnow: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Review - Are We THERE Yet?, Pocketnow: Realme GT2 Pro First Look - I Like This!, Pocketnow: Samsung Galaxy S22+ Review - DON'T Ignore It!, Pocketnow: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Review: The Best Note?, OnePlus 10 Pro Brings a PLEASANT SURPRISE! & more!, MrMobile: Huawei P50 Pocket Review: Out Of Pocket, MrMobile: Surface Duo 2 Long-Term Review: Revisiting A Different Kind Of Foldable, MrMobile: 1.5 Years On The "Forgotten Foldable" – Motorola RAZR 5G Long-Term Review, Manila Shaker: Oppo Reno 7 5g Review - What Are the New Improvements?, MrMobile: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Review: WhyNotBoth.gif, Manila Shaker: Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G Gaming Review - Non-Stop Gaming!, Manila Shaker: Oppo Reno 7 5G Unboxing and First Impression, Manila Shaker: Realme 9 Pro Plus 5G Camera & Gaming Review - The Best of Both Worlds?, Manila Shaker: Realme 9 Pro 5G Gaming Review - Gaming @ Max Settings!, Manila Shaker: Realme Pad Review - Non-stop Netflix + Gaming, JerryRigEverything: Galaxy S22 Ultra Teardown - Can the S-Pen hole Leak?!, Lon.TV: iPad Air 5th Gen (2022) with M1 Processor Review - Where's the Software?, Lon.TV: iPhone SE 2022 Review - Apple's Lowest Cost Phone, 3rd Generation, JerryRigEverything: Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra - You think you know... but do you?, JerryRigEverything: Galaxy S22 Ultra Durability Test - How does the New S-Pen Work?!, JerryRigEverything: Somethings wrong with the OnePlus 10 Pro... - Durability Test!, Engadget: Apple's iPhone SE 2022 in 3 minutes, Engadget: Samsung Galaxy A event in 8 minutes: Unveiling Galaxy A53 and A33, Engadget: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ review
OnePlus' limited-time offer. (Source: OnePlus)

Deal | OnePlus 10 Pro is offered with a free Watch in a May 11, 2022-only event

The OnePlus Watch is available for free with the purchase of a new 10 Pro Android flagship smartphone. However, this offer is a flash sale in effect for one day (May 11, 2022) only, and seems to be valid in the US and Canada only....
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 May 2022 17:31
Sony Xperia 10 IV comes across as the lightest 5G smartphone. (Image Source: Sony)

Sony Xperia 10 IV launched with Snapdragon 695, brighter display, and triple 12 MP OIS camera for €499

Sony, today, launched the Xperia 10 IV, which is an incremental upgrade over the Xperia 10 III. The Xperia 10 IV is powered by the Snapdragon 695 5G SoC and comes with a brighter display, 12 MP triple-camera setup with OIS, and a ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 11 May 2022 09:09
Samsung Galaxy S22+ smartphone review: The big version of the Galaxy S22

89% Samsung Galaxy S22+ smartphone review: The big version of the Galaxy S22

Bigger benefits. The plus (+) in the product name suggests additional features, and the Samsung Galaxy S22+ delivers as ordered. It offers all the features that distinguish the renowned Galaxy S22 but goes one step further, especially in terms of display and battery.
Samsung Exynos 2200 | Samsung Xclipse 920 | 6.60" | 196 g
Manuel Masiero, 10 May 2022 15:31
Realme India's next new smartphone. (Source: Realme)

Realme bucks the downward trend in Indian first-quarter smartphone shipments for 2022

IDC has released its report on the smartphone business' fortunes in the major market of India during the first quarter of 2022 (1Q2022). It shows that all the country's top 5 Android brands have experienced a drop in shipments - e...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 10 May 2022 15:12
A Reno8?...or a Vivo S15? (Source: SparrowsNews)

Rumor | The Reno8 Pro will be OPPO's first mid-range smartphone with the in-house MariSilicon X NPU

The Reno8 Pro is thought to become OPPO's next mid-range Android smartphone series flagship worldwide, and is also now tipped to debut with the new Dimensity 8100 SoC. On top of that, it is also now said to become the first ever n...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 10 May 2022 14:17
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54 new external reviews +
Yugatech: ASUS ROG Flow Z13 review: A detachable 2-in-1 gaming machine, Yugatech: OnePlus 10 Pro review, Yugatech: Apple iPhone SE (2022) review: fast internals but a single camera, Yugatech: Apple iPad Air (2022) review, Engadget: Oppo Find X5 Pro hands-on at MWC 2022, Yugatech: OPPO Reno7 5G Review, Yugatech: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra review, Engadget: Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ review, Yugatech: Moto Edge 30 Pro Unboxing and Hands-on, Yugatech: Huawei Nova 9 SE: Camera Test in Boracay!, Yugatech: realme 9 Pro+ Free Fire Limited Edition Unboxing and Hands-on, Yugatech: OPPO Reno7 5G Unboxing and Hands-on, Yugatech: realme GT2 Pro Review, Yugatech: realme 9 Pro Plus 5G Full Review, Yugatech: OPPO A76 Unboxing and Review, Yugatech: realme 9 Pro 5G Review, Yugatech: A Closer Look At The realme 9 Pro Plus' Cameras, Yugatech: vivo Y73 Review, Yugatech: realme 9 Pro 5G Unboxing and Hands-on, realme 9 Pro Plus 5G Unboxing and Hands-On, Yugatech: OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Unboxing & Hands-on, Yugatech: Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G Unboxing and Review, Yugatech: Xiaomi 12 Review, Yugatech: Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S Review, Huawei P50 Pocket : The ULTIMATE foldable?, Yugatech: vivo Y21T Review, Yugatech: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Review, Yugatech: vivo Y73 Hands-On: Unique Beauty, Yugatech: vivo Y21T Unboxing and Hands-on, Yugatech: vivo V23 5G Review: Advance Selfies!, Laptop Media: Dell Latitude 15 9520 - disassembly and upgrade options, Laptop Media: Dell XPS 13 9305 - disassembly and upgrade options, Laptop Media: Dell Vostro 15 7510 - disassembly and upgrade options, Ricks Tech: Asus Zenbook UX431F Screen Cutting out (Going Black) Repair Solution, Ricks Tech: Moto G 5G Plus Screen replacement, Ricks Tech: Nokia 2.3 Teardown and Mainboard Swap, Ricks Tech: Oppo A53s Charger Port Replacement, Ricks Tech: Poco M3 Not powering solution, Ricks Tech: Dell Inspiron 3585 Teardown and Blink Code 2-4 Solution, Ricks Tech: HP Omen 15 2018, Thermal paste replacement, NVMe Upgrade and Ram upgrade, Ricks Tech: HP Pavilion 15 eg0560tu Teardown and Upgrade, Ricks Tech: Lenovo Ideapad 3 14ADA05 Screen Replacement, Lenovo Ideapad S145-14IIL NVMe and Ram Upgrade, Ricks Tech: Lenovo Ideapad 310 15IKB 15.6" Screen Replacement, Lenovo ThinkPad P17 Gen 2 review: A highly configurable old-school mobile workstation, Ultrabook Review: Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15 2022 review (G533ZW – Core i9-12900H, RTX 3070Ti), Hitech Century: ASUS Chromebook Flip CR1 Review (CR1100) – Sturdy Study Buddy for RM1,999, The Verge: HP Chromebook X360 14C Review: A Stepping Stone To Something Great, Ultrabook Review: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK review (2022 model – Ryzen 9 6900HS, RX 6800S), The Tech Revolutionist: AORUS 17 XE Gaming Laptop Review – Crazy Performance, Superb Experience, Ultrabook Review: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402 2022 – Ryzen 9, AMD graphics & vapor chamber, Slashgear: Vivo iQOO 9 Pro BMW M Motorsport Edition Review: Excellent But Forgettable, The Verge: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Review: The Price Is No Longer Right
The Edge 30. (Source: Motorola)

Motorola Edge 30's Indian-market launch is set for an imminent May 2022 date

Motorola has just made the vanilla variant of its Edge 30 Android flagship series official in April 2022 for the European market. Now, the OEM has announced that it will also become available in India shortly, asserting that it wi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 May 2022 19:10
The Ace may get a cheaper alternative soon. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus' Ace is slated to gain a new Racing Edition with a possible Standstone finish in plastic thanks to a new leak

According to a new leak, OnePlus' next phone will have a rear panel that, while superficially like that of the flagship 10 Pro, will house different cameras and seems to be made of significantly different materials. It will report...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 May 2022 17:17
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will be launched in the coming weeks (image via own)

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus to be launched by the end of May 2022; Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 to arrive after that

A new Weibo's Digital Chat Station suggests that Qualcomm will unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus in the coming weeks. Smartphones running the silicon will make their debut in June. The mid-range Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will also be la...
Anil Ganti, 09 May 2022 08:04
The only thing approaching a legit phone (1) schematic thus far. (Source: Nothing)

Nothing phone (1): Unreliable new leaks purport to reveal the first-gen device's specs and launch date

Carl Pei's new tech company Nothing touts its upcoming inaugural smartphone as one that will bring some much-needed novelty and innovation back to the Android market. Those claims might prove materially ironic should a complete sp...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 08 May 2022 17:45
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49 new external reviews +
WinFuture: Gaming-Notebook mit RTX-3060-GPU, HardwareLuxx: Ein federleichtes Subnotebook, HardwareLuxx: Viele sinnvolle Änderungen, Leistungsstarkes Gaming-Kraftpaket mit Ausdauer, Preiswertes Notebook mit starker Performance und langen Akkulaufzeiten, Huawei Blog: Licht und leider auch viel Schatten, Laptop Media: Dell XPS 13 9305 review – old but sleek ch model newassis with new hardware, Laptop Media: Dell Latitude 15 9520 review – new year, same issues, Laptop Media: Dell Vostro 15 7510 review – for the gamers in the office, Laptop Media: ASUS ExpertBook B3 Flip (B3402) review – a business convertible that battles spreadsheets and bacteria, Laptop Media: ASUS TUF Gaming F17 (FX706, 2021) review – trimmed the right corners, Laptop Mag: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (AMD, February 2022) review, It Pro: Asus ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED review: Serious processing and an awesome screen on the move, Ultrabook Review: Lenovo Ideapad Slim 7 Carbon review (AMD Ryzen, OLED touchscreen), PC Verge: Asus ExpertBook B9450 Review, XDA Developers: Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon Review: An OLED screen in a laptop that weighs under 2.5 pounds, Yugatech: Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon w/ Ryzen 7 5800U Review, Digital Trends: Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon review: 90Hz OLED? Yes, please, High-End-Notebook zum Sparpreis, Acer Aspire Vero AV15-55K2, ChinaMobileMag: Oukitel C25, Oukitel WP18, Inside Handy: Erstes Gaming-Handy mit Unter-Display-Kamera, Nextpit Germany: Mehr Performance geht nicht, Computerbase: Alienware x14 Schneller Flachmann mit Nachholbedarf, OnePlus 10 Pro Mehr Schein als Sein?, Tablet Blog: Apple iPad Air 5, A1 Blog: Doppelt gemoppelt, Der Einstieg in die Apple-Welt, Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Die Idee ist gut, aber..., Apple iPhone SE 3, Tech Stage: Das beste Handy mit 144-Hz-OLED, Passables Einsteiger-Smartphone, Tech Stage: Fast perfektes Smartphone zum fairen Preis, A1 Blog: Nokia G21 Der Budget Allrounder, ChinaMobileMag: Realme GT 2 Pro, Realme GT 2, 4G Mittelklasse-Smartphone für 300 Euro im Ersteindruck, Oppo Find X5 Pro Edles Flaggschiff-Smartphone, Nextpit Germany: Ehrliches Mittelklasse-Handy, Inside Handy: Das beliebteste Smartphone 2022?, Basic Tutorials: Viel Smartphone für wenig Geld?, Huawei Blog: HUAWEI MateBook E neue Surface Konkurrenz?, Curved: Xiaomi 12 Endlich ein Smartphone für mich?, Netzwelt: Gutes Handy, aber nicht wegen der 108-Megapixel-Kamera, Nextpit Germany: Echte Alternative zu den ganz Großen?, Samsung Galaxy A53, Nextpit Germany: Das beste Android-Tablet der Welt
Nokia partners with the IIHF. (Source: Nokia)

Deal | Get 22% off certain Nokia smartphones during the 2022 Ice Hockey World Championship

Nokia has announced that it is an official partner for the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship, set to take place in Finland during May 2022. The HMD Global brand will mark this event with new offers set ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 07 May 2022 14:14
The 8 Gen 1 may not get an early upgrade. (Source: Qualcomm)

Rumor | Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus-powered smartphones will now not launch until the second half of the year

Qualcomm has been said to have ambitions to launch the Plus version of its 2022 flagship mobile SoC earlier in the year compared to that of 2021. However, global circumstances may have disrupted these plans. Therefore, the Snapdra...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 May 2022 23:16
Could the Xiaomi 12 family get even bigger? (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi 12 Pro "Max": A new flagship variant is reportedly spotted on a Chinese registry ahead of its launch

The alleged detection of a new Xiaomi device on an official Chinese database has led to speculation that it will be unveiled as a new variant of the 12 series of Android flagship smartphones. However, rather than a previously-rumo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 May 2022 19:40
The Neo6 SE. (Source: iQOO)

iQOO launches the Neo6 SE amidst rumors of a Z5 refresh with an enlarged 6,000mAh battery

The Neo6 SE is iQOO's latest AMOLED-display Android smartphone. It also benefits from a high-end Snapdragon 870 SoC and the brand's newest 80W charging tech, despite its slightly budget nature. However, some consumers might be mor...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 May 2022 18:16
The Galaxy Z Fold3 featured the Snapdragon 888 even though the Snapdragon 888 Plus was available. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 to debut with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus

Word on the grapevine now strongly indicates that Samsung's upcoming foldable phones will not be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on the Galaxy S22 series. Instead, the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 will both opt for Qualcomm...
Ricci Rox, 06 May 2022 08:07
The next generation of mobile storage chips. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung announces next-gen UFS 4.0-based storage for the mobile devices of the future

Samsung has just previewed the latest in its storage solutions for hardware such as smartphones, tablets. The OEM has indicated that these new chips could help these devices use and transfer data up to twice as fast as their prede...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 May 2022 18:30
The Find N. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO's clamshell and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus-powered foldable smartphone prices allegedly leak ahead of their launch

The Find N is OPPO's first-gen foldable, and is most like the Galaxy Z Fold series in terms of form-factor. Like this Samsung flagship, the N is tipped to gain a clamshell-style counterpart soon, not to mention a potential refresh...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 May 2022 17:29
The display and back of the Samsung Galaxy S22 are protected by Gorilla Glass Victus+.

Samsung Galaxy S22: Compact all-rounder and iPhone competitor

Samsung has assembled its top smartphones under the Galaxy S series. The most affordable entry into the series is currently the Galaxy S22. Compared to its strong predecessor, the Galaxy S21, it scores with several improvements, i...
Manuel Masiero, 04 May 2022 14:32
The Nord 2's PAC-MAN edition. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Nord 3-related text is allegedly spotted on an official website

OnePlus has been rumored to launch a third-generation of its Nord series of flagship smartphones. Now, these leaks have gained steam again. A well-known leaker claims to have found reference to the device in question on one of the...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 May 2022 23:01
A new Axon 40-series trailer? (Source: ITHome)

Rumor | ZTE teases IR blaster functions as well as under-display cameras in the Axon 40 series

Most of ZTE's latest Axon 40-series trailers are devoted to its Ultra variant's camera prowess. However, according to a Chinese tech blog, the OEM is about to switch to touting the line's gaming potential instead. This will appare...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 May 2022 15:46
Samsung Galaxy S22 review - One of the best compact Android smartphones

89% Samsung Galaxy S22 review - One of the best compact Android smartphones

Small flagship. The 6.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S22 is the smallest and most affordable model in the new Galaxy S22 series. Despite the smaller size, it offers the same high-end SoC performance as its more expensive cousins and is almost on par in terms of features. Furthermore, we see that it has improved a lot compared to its predecessor — the Galaxy S21.
Samsung Exynos 2200 | Samsung Xclipse 920 | 6.10" | 167 g
Manuel Masiero, 03 May 2022 15:35
Camera comparison: These Android smartphones take the most beautiful pictures

Camera comparison: These Android smartphones take the most beautiful pictures

Spring 2022. Currently, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Find X5 Pro, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and Google Pixel 6 Pro are probably the best camera smartphones in the Android segment. We compared them in our test and got some surprising results.
Daniel Schmidt, 03 May 2022 02:05
Samsung's latest Apple iPad Pro 12.9 competitor is the Galaxy Tab S8 Plus.

Review summary Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+: One of the best Android tablets available leaves room for improvement

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is a solid evolution of last year's Tab S7 Plus, and it comes with some of its predecessor's shortcomings. Samsung will have to address these with the Galaxy Tab S9 Plus, after all Samsung is no long...
Marcus Herbrich, 01 May 2022 21:44
The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 successor's actual nomenclature is currently unconfirmed. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek Dimensity 9100: The successor to the impressive Dimensity 9000 is already in testing

The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is widely recognized as being the best-performing Android chipset of this generation. According to new reports, MediaTek is already working on a successor, likely to be branded as the Dimensity 9100.
Ricci Rox, 01 May 2022 21:39
The  10 Pro in green. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 10 Pro "major" scrolling issues are apparently uncovered by a prominent tech blog

A GSMArena correspondent has just devoted an entire online article to some alleged display issues evinced by their unit of OnePlus' 2022 flagship smartphone, the 10 Pro. The page may document some severe issues the device has whil...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 May 2022 18:58
A leaked Neo6 SE render. (Source: Weibo)

iQOO gears up to make the Neo6 SE the world's second Snapdragon 870-powered/80W-charging smartphone

iQOO has started to tease the launch of the Neo6 SE, which from this name would seem to be a lower-tier version of its series' Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-based flagship. Then again, the device is already confirmed to feature the same high...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 May 2022 18:00
The 12 Pro appears in a new video. (Source: JerryRigEverything via YouTube)

Xiaomi 12 Pro goes up against the OnePlus 10 Pro in a new JerryRigEverything video

The OnePlus 10 Pro is among the latest devices to have gone through the JerryRigEverything system of durability testing - and failed miserably. Now, the similarly-named 12 Pro has arrived on the same channel to face the same gaunt...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Apr 2022 18:50
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra reportedly accounts for two-thirds of Galaxy S22 series sales. (Image Source: Counterpoint)

Stellar Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S21 FE sales establish Samsung's 5G Android market dominance

Counterpoint Research has now released a report providing insight into global 5G Android smartphone sales in February. Samsung utterly dominates with five entries in the top ten, thanks to stellar Galaxy A52s, Galaxy S22 Ultra, an...
Ricci Rox, 30 Apr 2022 08:33
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ Tablet

88% Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ (Plus): 5G Tablet with Large OLED Display and 5 Years of Updates

2nd generation XXL tablet. Samsung's latest alternative to Apple's iPad Pro 12.9 is the Galaxy Tab S8 Plus, a premium tablet with a brand-new Armor aluminum case, a very large Super AMOLED display, and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC to lure in potential iPad customers. Will its high price be its downfall?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 | Qualcomm Adreno 730 | 12.40" | 572 g
Marcus Herbrich, 29 Apr 2022 21:42
The new GT Neo 3. (Source: Realme)

The Realme GT Neo 3 launches for less than its OnePlus rival in India

The GT Neo 3 is now officially one of Realme India's newest products. The Android 12-powered smartphone comes with a choice of batteries that charge at either 80 or 150 watts (W), much like its OnePlus equivalent the 10R. However,...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 29 Apr 2022 17:14
The Nord CE 2 Lite. (Source: OnePlus)

The Nord CE 2 Lite is OnePlus' latest mid-range smartphone for the Indian market

OnePlus has made the Lite version of the Nord CE 2 official. The Android smartphone has launched with a 120Hz display, although it is LCD rather than AMOLED as in higher-end phones of this brand. Then again, specs such as these kn...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 28 Apr 2022 20:13
The 10R makes it to India. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus makes the 10R official in India

OnePlus has launched the 10R in India, making it the country's first phone with this brand's new top-end 150W charging tech, albeit in just one "Endurance Edition" variant. It is thus the most expensive 10R variant out there now, ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 28 Apr 2022 18:21
The 12 Pro. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi brings its "top of the line" 12 Pro 2022 Android flagship to the Indian market

Xiaomi has just introduced the top-end 12 Pro smartphone to the Indian market; then again, many consumers there are probably already aware that it is the OEM's early Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 adopter with a 2.5K+ 120Hz AMOLED display and...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 27 Apr 2022 18:15
This case might be intended for the Mate 50 series. (Source: Weibo)

Rumor | The Huawei Mate 50 series will launch in mid-2022 with a new 5G-enabling accessory

A new leak backs Huawei to get a Mate 50 series of premium phablets on the market in 2022 - however, they are also now not slated to materialize for a couple of months. This delay may enable the OEM to release the devices alongsid...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 27 Apr 2022 13:20
This could be the Axon 40. (Source: Bald Panda via Weibo)

The upcoming Axon 40 and its improved UDC display allegedly star in a new in-the-wild leak

ZTE has already strongly indicated that its impending Axon 40 will be its third-gen under-display camera (UDC) smartphone. Now, an image that allegedly offers a better close-up of the front panel in question might confirm this sta...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 26 Apr 2022 23:42
Gotta Flip 'em all. (Source: Samsung)

Update | The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Pokemon Edition takes "minutes" to sell out in South Korea

Samsung has announced a new limited-edition version of the Galaxy Z Flip3. This may be the foldable phone's official Pokemon-themed variant; however, it only seems to differ hugely from a standard unit in its packaging. It comes i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 26 Apr 2022 23:10


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