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The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5-inch is powered by a Snapdragon 450. (Source: 9to5Google)

New Samsung Galaxy Tab A rumored to be in development

It has been reported that Samsung is working on a new tablet, which could end up being the latest addition to the Galaxy A series. The SM-P205 slate is expected to feature 32 GB of storage and will come in either black or gray. Th...
Royole (Rouyu) beat the big manufacturers to the punch with its FlexPai foldable phone. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Samsung first on the foldable bandwagon; Apple to bide its time

An infographic published by LetsGoDigital makes for interesting reading for those curious about how the foldable market could end up playing out. Unsurprisingly, it seems Samsung and Huawei will be the first major manufacturers to...
Plenty of battery power should be on hand to keep that display glowing. (Source: T3 via LetsGoDigital)

Samsung foldable smartphone could come with 6000 mAh battery and Snapdragon 855

A new report uncovered by LetsGoDigital has claimed that Samsung’s upcoming foldable smartphone could sport a total of up to 6000 mAh in battery capacity. Apparently, there will be two separate cells, with one in each half of the ...
Facebook has admitted to yet another form of data breach. (Source: Picryl)

Facebook discloses info on "bug" that allowed apps access to 6.8 million users' non-posted photos

Facebook has informed its developers of "a photo API bug" that allowed third-party apps to access photos uploaded to the social media's servers, regardless of whether the user then chose to share these images on their timelines or...
Chuwi Hi9 Plus Tablet Review

82% Chuwi Hi9 Plus Tablet Review

A flagship challenger? The Chuwi Hi9 Plus is a well-equipped all-rounder that would serve as a good notebook replacement for some people. The Hi9 Plus is competitively priced at around US$230 on its own and approximately US$340 with its accessories.
MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X | ARM Mali-T880 MP4 | 10.8" | 550 g
The new tab-grouping feature is already under development via Chromium. (Source: Google)

Next version of Chrome may have Dark Mode and tab-grouping features

Chrome 73 is now rumored to add a feature that can organize tabs into certain sets to the browser. This may be most reminiscent of the similar function that Microsoft is reportedly set to bring to Windows File Explorer in the futu...
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (Source: Android Authority)

Asus launches the Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Asus Zenfone Max M2 in India

The new Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Zenfone Max M2 handsets by Asus both feature a 6.3-inch display, but they are quite different. The first comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and up to 6 GB of memory, while its more afford...
Samsung Rize30 trademark details (Source: European Union Intellectual Property Office)

Rize could be a new handset family by Samsung, three individual devices already registered

Previously reported as a possible name for Samsung's upcoming foldable handset, Rize returns as the name of no less than three devices. The Rize10, Rize20, and Rize30 smartphone models have just surfaced in three trademark documen...
Turing HubblePhone K3-XR crypto pre-order campaign starting December 13 (Source: The Dawn of HubblePhone newsletter)

The Crypto Pre-Order Campaign of the Turing HubblePhone K3-XR next-gen handset will start on December 13

Advertised as a multi-screen 5G smartphone with a professional camera and a mobile gaming console, the HubblePhone K3-XR Copernicus is supposed to arrive in about a year, but there are two more models — Cassini and Herschel — that...
A purported render of the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition looks fairly mild. (Source:@IshanAgarwal24)

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition renders leak out

If you were hoping for a stunning dual-tone blue and papaya orange color scheme for the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, prepare to be disappointed. Instead, what you will get is a rather bland looking carbon fiber rear case with perha...
The latest leak continues to point to "hole punch" front-facing cameras and mimimal bezels.  (Source: @OnLeaks)

Samsung Galaxy S10 leak reveals case maker's expectations

If there is one thing that seems almost certain for the Samsung Galaxy S10 is that it will feature “punch hole” cut outs for its front-facing cameras. The only question appears to be whether they will be positioned to the left, ce...
It's possible the photos in question could actually be CAD renders. (Source: 嗨-Mr强(Weibo)/SlashGear)

Real-world photos of physical Samsung Galaxy S10+ smartphone may have just leaked online

A couple of images of what could be an actual physical Samsung Galaxy S10 series device have been leaked online. One of the images appeared on the Weibo social network site while another was sent directly to SlashGear. It has been...
Xiaomi teases 48 MP smartphone, could be Xiaomi Mi 9 (Source: Weibo)

Xiaomi teases 48 MP camera handset, might launch it in early 2019

Although he did not confirm the name of the handset — which might be the Xiaomi Mi 9 — Lin Bin has recently shown a teaser of a 48 MP camera phone. If no other Chinese brand that often goes for the "first one to release" crown — s...
The Helio M70 is now available. (Source: The Mobile Indian)

MediaTek launches its M70 5G modem at a tech conference

The Helio M70 baseband chipset was showcased at the China Mobile Global Partner Conference in Guangzhou today. This modem, unlike the Snapdragon X50, is backwards-compatible with 4G to 2G. It is also 3GPP-compatible and rated for ...
Corning is currently developing a type of glass that can be used for foldables. (Source: Corning)

Corning details the challenges in bringing Gorilla Glass for foldables to the market

Gorilla Glass, which has become a nearly indispensable component of fullscreen phones everywhere, is most likely to become available in a form that can protect flexible displays for phones. However, Corning has indicated that it m...
Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

December 2018 Update. 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.
Renders of the forthcoming Xperia XZ4 from Sony. (Source: @OnLeaks)

Snapdragon 855 could debut first in Sony's XZ4

Hot on the heels of the official launch of the Snapdragon 855 is a leak suggesting that the Sony Xperia XZ4 will be the first smartphone to ship with Qualcomm’s freshest silicon. If the rumor is accurate, it could be just what Son...
Note 9 users in the Samsung Beta Program can now test One UI. (Source: Android Authority)

One UI beta for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 now available in some countries

The official Android 9.0 (Pie) beta ROM for the Galaxy Note 9 is now available. Not only does this software contain the latest OS update, it also replaces Experience with One UI, the revamped interface for Samsung mobile devices. ...
It seems the Surface Centaurus could simply be a larger version of Andromeda. (Source: Tablet News)

Microsoft and Intel believed to be working on Centaurus device

A report from Windows Central claims that Microsoft and Intel are working on a device with the codename “Centaurus.” The device is believed to be a foldable dual-screen version of the Surface PC that will operate on an edition of ...
Some of the newly-leaked images also shows an Ice Blue-like color. (Source: SlashLeaks)

Latest Samsung Galaxy S10 CAD leak shows dual Infinity-O cameras - and a 3.5mm jack

OnLeaks and 91Mobile have compiled a new image and video series purported to show CAD renders for the Galaxy S10. It shows a virtually bezel-less phone that, in fairness, closely resembles the Note 9. However, the Note does not ha...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Q4 2018 Update. Here you will find the best tablets under 250 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>90cm²)

December 2018 Update. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen surface areas above 90 cm² - we have reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

December 2018 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

December 2018 Update. Upper class. Up until a few years ago, high-end smartphones were usually in the price range of between 500 and 600 USD/Euros, but this segment is now occupied by upper class models and older high-end smartphones. The latter might not be new anymore, but are still good alternatives.
A close-up of the possible Galaxy S10 clone. (Source: Twitter)

'Fake' Samsung Galaxy S10 spotted in the wild

The well-regarded leaker IceUniverse has posted an image showing a phone with Samsung flagship-like design hallmarks. The tipster asserts that it is a Galaxy S10 clone. If so, it suggests that the makers of fake phones think that ...
The leaked image of the screen protector for the "Beyond" device. (Source: Ice universe/Twitter)

Image of the Samsung Galaxy S10's screen protector leaked

An image of the Samsung Galaxy S10’s screen protector has been leaked via Twitter by Ice universe. The tweet in question features the lone word “Beyond,” which is the codename Samsung uses for the S10 line-up. As can be seen in t...
The Helios P90 would be MediaTek's first high-end SoC. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek to release Helio P90 SoC with advanced AI features

MediaTek started out as a provider of mobile SoCs for emerging Chinese smartphone makers. Up until now, the Taiwanese company presented solid entry-level and mid-range solutions, but, with the upcoming Helio P90, MediaTek is aimin...
Samsung Galaxy A8s (SM-G8870) on FCC (Source: Nashville Chatter)

Samsung Galaxy A8s (SM-G8870) with Infinity-O display hits FCC

Although the FCC documents only mention that the Samsung Galaxy A8s sports Bluetooth 5.0 and a few other connectivity-related details, the rumors claim that this handset will hit the market with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor...
Top 10 Camera Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Camera Smartphones

December 2018 Update. Smile please! Here you will find the best smartphones for digital photography including a big picture comparison. Our list of the best camera smartphones is regularly updated, maintained, and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition teaser (Source: OnePlus on Twitter)

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition to hit the market with 10 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage

Advertised as a "Salute to Speed," the upcoming OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition will be unveiled on December 11, at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking. This limited edition handset is expected to be the first OnePlus device to fea...
BLU Vivo XL4 Android smartphone with MediaTek Helio P22 and dual camera setup (Source: Amazon)

BLU Products is back with the 6.2-inch Vivo XL4

The BLU Vivo XL4 is a 6.2-inch Android handset with a MediaTek Helio P22 processor inside, next to 3 GB of memory and 32 GB of internal storage space. Sporting a generous 4,000 mAh battery (thankfully featuring 5 V/2 A fast chargi...
Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-975F) on AnTuTu (Source: SamMobile)

Exynos 9820-powered Samsung Galaxy S10 benchmark results spotted online

Earlier today, the first benchmark of the upcoming Exynos 9820-driven Samsung Galaxy S10 surfaced on AnTuTu. The handset in question is internally referred to as "beyond2" and might hit the market as the Galaxy S10+ (SM-G975F). In...
A render of what may possibly be the Sony Xperia XZ4. All image via @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice.

First CAD-based renders of Sony Xperia XZ4 surface: No notch, three rear cameras

Renders based on leaked information of the Sony Xperia XZ4 have surfaced, courtesy of Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) and MySmartPrice. The renders show some notable design shifts, such as a flat front display, a triple-camera setu...
The 5G model is said to sport four rear cameras. (Source: GSMArena)

Details of the Samsung Galaxy S10's cameras surface - S10 Plus to feature five cameras in total

Samsung is determined to make its 2019 S10 flagships some of the most impressive Android devices in recent times, and that determination shows in the camera hardware the phones are said to sport, with the S10+, for example, touted...
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 First Snow White (Source: SamMobile)

White Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now official, coming to Taiwan next month

Apparently called First Snow White to commemorate the first snowfall of the year in Taiwan, the white Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now official. Obviously, this color option for Samsung's latest Galaxy Note also comes with a white S P...
Get the Galaxy Note 9 at a US$200 discount this Cyber Monday.

Deal | Get US$200 off on all Samsung Galaxy flagships this Cyber Monday

Samsung is offering US$200 discount on all unlocked 2018 Galaxy flagship devices including the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and Note 9 across all memory and storage variants. These discounts are instant without any bill credits and are ava...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

November 2018 Update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
The Mate 20 Pro arrives on the JRE channel. (Source: YouTube)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro found to have durability issues

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of the most expensive phones of the year; however, it offers standout features for all of that money. The YouTuber JerryRigEverything's durability test demonstrated that potential and actual customers...
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro. (Source: BGR)

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is likely going to India next week

The Mate 20 Pro is in contention for flagship of the year. The device was launched in Europe and China a while ago, but is only just about to make the trip over to the world's second-largest smartphone market, India.
Image via Razer

Deal | Razer is slicing $300 off its first edition Razer Phone this weekend

Razer has opened its subscriber sale to all comers through this weekend. Deals include the original Razer Phone for $300 off ($400 total price) and the Razer Blade Pro 17 (7700HQ, 1060, FHD) for $500 off ($1800 total price).
The Samsung Galaxy Flex could cost around US$2,500 for the top-end variant. (Source: TechShout)

Samsung's foldable Galaxy Flex smartphone just got pricier

A report from Gizmodo UK has some bad news for those who were hoping for a price tag under US$2,000 for Samsung’s upcoming foldable smartphone. According to a verified source, the device, which may end up being known as the Galaxy...
Honor 10 Lite with Kirin 710 processor and waterdrop notch (Source: Honor China)

HiSilicon Kirin 710-powered Honor 10 Lite silently introduced in China

Available with up to 6 GB of memory and 128 GB of internal storage space, the HiSilicon Kirin 710-driven Honor 10 Lite sports a 6.2-inch display, a 3,400 mAh battery with fast charging, as well as a dual camera setup on the back a...
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro coming to India with 4 GB and 6 GB RAM (Source: Xiaomi)

India gets two Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro variants

Introduced at the end of September in Thailand, the 6.26-inch Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is now coming to India. Although the 6 GB RAM variant was supposed to come with 128 GB of internal storage, both models available in India seem ...
The Xiaomi Mi6 Ceramic edition offered 8 Mohs of hardness (diamond is 10). (Source: Awaqa).

Latest Samsung Galaxy S10 rumor: Xiaomi-inspired ceramic back

According to a recent rumor, one of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 variants will feature a ceramic back, akin to Xiaomi products such as the Mi Mix 2 and Mi Mix 2S smartphones. It has been speculated that it will be the 6.7-inch ...
Xiaomi is an increasingly well-recognized brand outside China. (Source: GizChina)

A "beyond imaginable" 44% of Xiaomi's revenue so far this year came from outside China

Lei Jun, Xiaomi's CEO, announced at a press conference that 43.9% of the company's revenues in the third quarter of 2018 had come from international markets. These overseas earnings had increased by over 100% compared to last year...
Samsung Galaxy F foldable phone to launch with Bixby 3.0 (Source: The Verge)

Bixby 3.0 confirmed to launch with the Samsung Galaxy F

A key Samsung executive has just confirmed that the upcoming Galaxy F foldable handset will ship with Bixby 2.0's successor. However, he also added that the company has not decided yet if the next-gen virtual assistant will be bra...
The Mate 20X. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Huawei Mate 20X users are unlikely to face any green hue issues

While the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20X both feature AMOLED displays—as opposed to the regular Mate 20's LCD display—new information shows that Mate 20X users can rest easy, with their phones unlikely to suffer from the green hue issue...
Oppo A7 Android handset now up for pre-order in China, Snapdragon 450 and HyperBoost in tow (Source: Oppo Nepal)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450-powered Oppo A7 with 4,320 mAh battery now up for pre-order in China

Priced at the equivalent of US$230 in China and around US$310 in Nepal, the Oppo A7 is a 6.2-inch handset with a Snapdragon 450 inside, as well as 4 GB of memory and 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. There is also a generous 4,320 ...
Motorola One and One Power get Android Pie (Source: Motorola)

Motorola One and One Power get Android 9.0 Pie in some markets

Finally launched in the United States earlier this month, the Motorola One is already receiving Android 9.0 Pie. In addition to the Motorola One, Android Pie is now reaching the Motorola One Power as well. Both these two handsets ...
The original Red Magic. (Source: giztechreview)

New Red Magic Mars leak hints at multiple RAM SKUs and Pie for the device

The Red Magic may represent a novel alternative in a gaming-phone space dominated by a small number of brands. This phone, marketed by the ZTE sub-brand Nubia, is reportedly getting a second generation. A new leak shows a Geekbenc...



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