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Huawei Honor 8X Android phablet now available in India mid-October 2018

India finally gets the Honor 8X

The HiSilicon 710-powered Honor 8X is now ready to take on the Indian market, where those interested will be able to get it for the equivalent of US$203 (4/64 GB variant), US$231 (6/64 GB version), or US$258 (6/128 GB). ...
Google Pixel 3 XL Android phablet leading the DisplayMate ratings

DisplayMate finally welcomes a non-Samsung king, namely the Google Pixel 3 XL

After many Samsung Galaxy flagships succeeded in grabbing the top rating on DisplayMate, a welcome and unexpected change arrived. The new leader of DisplayMate's leaderboard is the Google Pixel 3 XL, which stands out thanks to its...
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android phablet hits 1 million units sold in South Korea (Source: Samsung)

Samsung has sold one million Galaxy Note 9 units in South Korea in less than two months

Although it took longer than its predecessor needed — 54 days instead of just 48 — the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has managed to reach the one million units sold milestone in its home market. However, this is better than the performanc...
Silicon Power Share C200 power bank (Source: Silicon Power)

Silicon Power releases three new power banks

More compact than Silicon Power's previous power banks, the new Dash C50, Cell C100, and Share C200 feature a high-quality Lithium-polymer battery encased in a plastic body. These accessories come in black or white, are capable of...
LG V40 ThinQ now up for pre-order in the US mid-October 2018

The LG V40 ThinQ now up for pre-order in the US

The massive 6.4-inch, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered LG V40 ThinQ that features a tri-camera setup on the back and a dual selfie shooter is now up for pre-order in the US for prices that start at US$899.70 (US Cellular) and go up...
The Pixel 2 and 2 XL will not be able to use the Pixel Stand, among other new Google things. (Source: Android Police)

Whole load of new Pixel camera functions not coming to older Google phones

During the Made by Google event, the presenters of various new Pixel 3 and 3 XL features promised that at least some of them would also be ported to their predecessors through software updates. Now, however, the company has confir...
The putative OPPO R19. (Source: Weibo)

'OPPO R19' leak hints at the in-display selfie camera as a thing in 2019

A recent leak attributed to IceUniverse on Weibo shows a phone with a display showing a tiny camera pore in its upper edge in place of a sensor-bar or notch. This image appeared alongside the text "OPPO R19" and the date 2019.3. I...
Renders of the Mate 20 Pro. (Source: GSMArena)

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is set to be significantly more expensive than its predecessor

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is set to be launched on Tuesday, October 16. The device will be one of the biggest flagships of the year and will make a number of improvements on its predecessor, the Mate 10 Pro, most notable of which cou...
Demand for flash memory is in decline, according to a new report. (Source: TweakTown)

SSDs and RAM sticks may start getting cheaper and cheaper in 2019

The memory found in typical RAM and storage components - DRAM and NAND respectively - may drop in price, particularly as we move into 2019. This is based on new research by DRAMeXchange. This group claims that prices for this tech...
This leak shows an apparent Black Shark 2 with RGB accents. (Source: YouTube)

Leak shows phone with RGB-lit Black Shark logo

The Black Shark series, Xiaomi's take on the gaming phone, is set to be refreshed with a second generation to be released shortly. A new leak shows a phone that resembles the phone as shown in its TENAA certification. It shows the...
The must-have fingerprint reader feature of this year may have competition already. (Source: Anandtech)

2019's in-display fingerprint reader may be considerably better than 2018's

There are some phones to be released later this year - as well as some that already have been - with in- or under-display fingerprint (FP) scanners. This technology is based on optical (or light) sensors that act to construct a 2D...
The audio jack will soon lose its last supporters. (Source: Android Central)

Samsung may ditch the 3.5 mm audio jack on the Note 10 and Galaxy S11 models

A strong supporter for the 3.5 mm audio jack in the past, Samsung may soon be forced to get with the times and move on to wireless headphones. A recent report informs that at least the flagship smartphone models launching from fal...
The Nokia 3.1 Plus in "Baltic" gray. (Source: Nokia)

HMD launches Nokia 3.1 Plus budget smartphone

HMD has released the Nokia 3.1 Plus on to the Indian market, and the device is expected to reach other markets around the globe over the coming months. The new budget handset is the “Plus” version of the Nokia 3.1, which we review...
Render of the Mate 20. (Source: Mysmartprice)

The Huawei Mate 20X could be Huawei's flagship gaming phone

Gaming phones are the order of the day and Huawei looks set to join that trend with the upcoming Mate 20X, a gaming device that could come with a big battery, liquid cooling system, and, possibly, a larger than normal display.
The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL. (Source: Google)

Pixel 3 and 3 XL launch: any surprises are on the inside

The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL have been released. Their appearance will surprise nobody, as both phones look exactly as described in all their leaks. The Pixel 3 XL has a notch, but may also have a lot of interesting new Google feat...
Google has not increased the rear camera count of its Pixel lineup this year. (Source: Google)

In a world of multiple rear smartphone cameras, the Pixel 3 XL sticks with one

2018 is definitely the year of the at-least-three-camera phone. Some upcoming devices may have even more. However, Google seems content with the single rear shooter it has incorporated into the new Pixel 3 series.
Honor 8C Android handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (Source: Vmall)

The Honor 8C might be the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 632-powered handset to hit the market

The Honor 8C has just been spotted on Huawei's Vmall online store and is expected to officially debut soon as the world's first Qualcomm Snapdragon 632-driven handset. This 6.26-inch handset also features 4 GB of memory, 64 GB of ...
Honor Magic 2 teaser, phone to pack a Kirin 980, AMOLED display, graphene battery (Source: Weibo)

OPPO Find X-lookalike Honor Magic 2 might arrive at the end of the month

The all-screen-no-notch Honor Magic 2 is expected to debut on the last day of October with the HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor under the hood. Its specs are also rumored to include an in-display fingerprint reader, an AMOLED display...
Huawei LYA-L29 (allegedly the Mate 20) on AnTuTu

Huawei Mate 20 hits AnTuTu and Weibo

Although the Mi 8 might beat it by around 10 percent in the graphics department, the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 appears to be faster in the other areas, scoring a total of 313,561 AnTuTu points vs. 287,469 for the Xiaomi flagship. Th...
New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or old iPhone X? Hm... (Source: CNET)

Samsung US is temporarily doubling its trade-in payoffs - even for iPhones

How about a new Galaxy S9, S9 Plus or Note 9 for your iPhone X? No? What if you get $600 as well? This is the premise of Samsung USA's new promotion. The company will increase its usual trade-in price, even for Apple products, for...
The Pixel 3 XL is expected to have a large screen - with a notch to match. (Source: Android Authority)

'Pixel 3 XL screen protector' leak may indicate the size that notch is going to be

The Pixel 3 XL is likely to include that most divisive of features: the notch. A new leak, containing a screen protector described as fitting the upcoming Google phone, may give an idea of its extent in real life. This leak also s...
Android Jelly Bean has lost support for Chrome. (Source: The Droid Guy)

Buh-bye Jelly Bean? Chrome on Android now only supports KitKat 4.4. or higher

Older Android devices that still run Jelly Bean (JB) - or the versions of the OS from 4.1 to 4.3 - will no longer be able to run Google Chrome. The minimum API level for this app is being reset to 4.4 (or KitKat). This may not see...
A render with the current idea of how the Mate 20 series may look. (Source: SlashGear)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro may cost over US$1000: new leak

The Huawei Mate 20 series' distributor-price structure at launch may have been revealed in a new leak. On the other hand, this leak is Swiss, and, thus, the prices are in francs. However, it may yet be a decent indication of how m...
The latest iPhone series has already beaten its forebears in early market share. (Source: Engadget)

iPhone XS series has outdone its predecessors in first-week sales

The iPhone XS and XS Max models have collectively outdone their predecessors when it comes to capturing a share of Apple customers in their launch year. They have also exceeded the iPhones 8 and 8 Plus when it comes to gaining thi...
The Huawei Y9 (2019). (Source: Mysmartprice)

Huawei launches the Huawei Y9 (2018), Kirin 710 and dual selfie cameras in tow

Huawei has launched its latest device in a long line of nigh-indistinguishable mid-rangers. The Huawei Y9 (2019) comes equipped with a big 6.5-inch FHD+ display, dual selfie cameras, dual rear cameras, and a Kirin 710.
Pete Lau has revealed a few more details about the 6T. (Source:

OnePlus CEO interview suggests that the 6T will cost more than the 6

Pete Lau, the CEO of the smartphone maker OnePlus, has been talking about the company's upcoming release in a new interview with CNET. Lau admitted that this phone, the 6T, is going to retail for more than its predecessor. Accordi...
The video may have been intended to tease Screen Unlock. (Source: MSN)

OnePlus releases first official teaser video for the 6T

OnePlus has posted a teaser video for its upcoming 6T flagship update on Twitter. This clip, which is the first of its kind, may hint at the in-display fingerprint sensor confirmed to feature in the phone. The video also invites u...
Google Android Pie statue at Googleplex, Huawei Mate 10 Pro gets the update in Europe early October 2018

Huawei Mate 10 Pro already receiving Android Pie in Europe

Although Huawei was never very fast to update its handsets, it seems that the Mate 10 Pro is already receiving Android 9.0 Pie in Europe. Two months since its release, the latest Android version still struggles to hit the 0.1 perc...
Do the latest iPhones have a fundamental issue with their use? (Source:

'Charge-gate'? Emerging reports of charging-port issues in some iPhone XS and XS Max units

Reports coming from several different sources claim that some brand-new iPhones are not charging unless their screens are on. This issue apparently affects both the iPhone XS and XS Max. However, the reports also suggest that this...
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Android phablet now available with four cameras and Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor (Source: Xiaomi)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636-powered Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro now official

The new Redmi Note 6 Pro is Xiaomi's first quad-camera handset and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, a notched display with a generous size of 6.26-inch, as well as 4 GB of memory and 64 GB internal storage. A variant ...
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android phablet gets camera improvements and the September 2018 security patch (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gets an update with camera improvements and the latest security patch

In addition to the official September security patch from Google and the usual bug fixes and minor tweaks, the latest firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 also comes with noticeable camera improvements, including day/nigh...
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 fitness tracker coming to India late September 2018

The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 fitness tracker hits India

Xiaomi's affordable Mi Band 3 fitness tracker with an OLED touchscreen is finally ready to hit the Indian market. This smart wearable is water resistant at up to 165 feet and features an autonomy of up to 20 days. Indian customers...
OPPO Realme 2 Pro Android phablet with Snapdragon 660 and up to 8 GB RAM | 128 GB storage (Source: Android Authority)

Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered OPPO Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1 now official

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660-driven Realme 2 Pro and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450-driven Realme C1 both come with a notched display and excellent specs/features for the price. For example, the 8/128 GB Realme 2 Pro will go on sale n...
OPPO Find X phablet with 10 GB RAM spotted at TENAA

OPPO Find X with 10 GB of memory hits TENAA

Although we heard about a Vivo handset with 10 GB of memory in the first part of the year, that device still has to hit the market. In the meantime, the OPPO Find X with the same impressive amount of memory has surfaced on TENAA. ...
Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

Update September 2018. Current smartphones are not just getting bigger and faster, they are also getting more and more fragile with each generation. Besides the display, the case is often made of glass as well and therefore subject to shattering when dropped. However, special-made and certified rugged smartphones are made to withstand massive abuse even without any protective shells. Here are the best outdoor smartphones reviewed by us.
ARCore supports augmented reality features on some smartphones. (Source: ARCore)

OnePlus 6T may be approved for latest version of ARCore already

The OnePlus 6T is on a short list of upcoming smartphones mentioned in the ARCore 1.5 APK. This app supports up-to-date Google-provisioned features such as Lens. This feature is also to be included in the Nokia 9, as well as two a...
The Galaxy P30 may feature Samsung's first in-display fingerprint sensing. (Source:

Rumored Samsung device could be first to get Galaxy P-series name and graded color scheme

Move over Galaxy S, Galaxy P is here. At least, this is what an increasing number of leaks say. The series is purported to kick off with the release of the Galaxy P30 and P30+. It is also possible that one of them will come with i...
Motorola One Power Android One phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636

Motorola One Power coming to India next month as expected

On October 5, the Motorola One Power will launch in India as the first Android One handset of this brand to hit the local market. Its specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, a 6.2-inch notched d...
ZTE Nubia Z18S dual-display phablet details (Source: TENAA)

Dual-display ZTE Nubia phablet hits TENAA, short hands-on video also available

Although dual-display handsets never managed to take off properly, we keep seeing such designs showing up from time to time. The upcoming 6.26-inch ZTE Nubia Z18S is expected to feature a 5.1-inch secondary color display on the ba...
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) launches in India September 25, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 coming to India tomorrow

The new Samsung Galaxy A7 is a 6-inch phablet that uses the octa-core Exynos 7885 processor and will probably hit India with at least 6 GB of memory and up to 128 GB of storage. However, the memory/storage configurations for this ...
The Meizu 16X may just be the ideal sub-premium smartphone

The Meizu 16X may just be the ideal sub-premium smartphone

Meizu finally released its latest device, the Meizu 16X, earlier this week. The device features a 6-inch notch-less FHD+ Super AMOLED display, dual rear cameras, a Snapdragon 710, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
A new reports estimates the worth of the smart home market in 2025. (Source:

Smart home market to exceed US$90 billion by 2025: new report

Smart home technology has definitely caught on by now, with many people automating or controlling their living spaces with new products designed to be integrated into them. A new market research report suggests that the market bui...
OnePlus have released OOS 9.0, which is based on Android Pie, for the 6. (Source: imgur)

OnePlus 6 gets official Pie-based Oxygen OS

The first official stock release of Oxygen OS (OOS) based on Android Pie (9.0) is now available for Oneplus' latest flagship, the 6. As expected, the ROM contains Pie-compatible navigation and UI features, accent color change supp...
This image makes the purported Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro look quite like Apple Airpods. (Source: WinFuture)

Huawei may wow the wireless audio market with earbuds that charge off a phone

Huawei are now rumored to have updated their Freebuds wireless earphones. The new models, which look oddly familiar, are purported to be capable of charging via Qi charging or a USB cable. They may also be capable of charging from...
The Honor Magic. (Source: The Android Soul)

Honor Magic 2 touted to feature an AMOLED display and a yet unmatched screen-to-body ratio

Huawei is set to release the Honor Magic 2 before the end of the year, with the device touted to feature a Kirin 970, a mechanical slider, and, possibly, a 40W fast-charging system.
A mockup showing the 6 and '6T' side by side. (Source: WinFuture)

OnePlus 6T: latest leak suggests the update is more incremental than previously thought

It is expected that the next device released by the OEM OnePlus will be called the 6T, and will drop about a month from now. The latest image claimed as a leak relating to this event shows a back panel not hugely different from th...
The first leaked pictures of the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro - An overview of all rumors, dates, configurations, and reviews

Huawei not only outranks Apple in quarterly smartphone sales nowadays, it also outranks the Cupertino company in regard to the volume of speculation surrounding its new flagship devices before their official launch. This article focuses on the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 Pro in which we will detail all the information that we have on the device, including its connectivity, camera and even some first-look pictures too. Update: Freepods, AI camera features and Mate 20 hands-on video.
The two phones shown in the new "press images" look familiar, somehow. (Source: Nieuwe Mobiel)

Yet more content claimed as Pixel 3/3 XL leaks; purported as press images this time

A Dutch website claims to have laid its hands on official Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL images. They contain no surprises compared to the leaks on the same subjects that have gone before it. However, these images do show the phones in t...
Sony has released a limited edition of aibo in the United States. (Source: hothardware)

Limited "First Litter" edition of Sony's robotic dog, aibo, released in US

aibo, Sony's robot in the shape of a puppy, is available from today (September 18, 2018) for purchase in the US. This event is being dubbed the "First Litter" release of the mechanical pets. Sony claims that aibo can learn to reco...
Meizu 16X Geekbench listing (Source: Geekbench Browser)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710-powered Meizu 16X hits Geekbench

The 6-inch Meizu 16X is apparently ready for its September 19 launch, since it surfaced on Geekbench for no less than three times starting yesterday. However, there is only one hardware setup in these listings. The device tested s...



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