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The Galazy Z Fold2. (Source: Samsung)

Rumor | The Galaxy Z Fold series will have an IP rating for the first time in 2021

According to a new leak, the Galaxy Z Fold3 has obtained an actual certification for ingress-protection. The new tip fails to mention the exact IPxx number in question; nevertheless, it will still be the first time a foldable phon...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:21:00 +0200
An early look at the LG Rollable. (Source: YouTube)

The LG Rollable is coming and it has NFC, according to a new leak

LG has announced that it is out of the Android smartphone game; on the other hand, the cutting-edge Rollable mobile device is apparently being readied for launch. The latest step in this process is having it certified to use NFC, ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 22:07:00 +0200
An example of a multi-folding tablet. (Source: YouTube)

Rumor | Samsung will launch its first-gen tri-folding tablet in 2022

Samsung is slated to launch the next generations of the Z Fold and Z Flip flagship lines in the second half of 2021. However, the OEM is now said to have an even more interesting foldable in the works for the next year after that....
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:43:00 +0200
Xiaomi debuts the Mi Mix Fold. (Source: YouTube)

Xiaomi sells 30,000 Mi Mix Folds in less than 60 seconds

The Mi Mix Fold is Xiaomi's first-gen foldable phablet, and thus offers an 8-inch main display in a book-like form-factor. It has just been released for sale in China, which, according to the OEM, has been a complete success. Xiao...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:48:00 +0200
The new TCL Fold 'n Roll concept. (Source: TCL)

TCL introduces its 3-in-1 concept device as the Fold 'n Roll

TCL has unveiled its latest flexible-display concept at its 2021 Display Your Greatness global product launch event. It combines folding and sliding technology into one chassis, meaning, as the OEM asserts, that it can be a smartp...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:44:00 +0200
Which premium phone has the best camera? We clarify this in our review.

Xiaomi Mi 11 vs. OnePlus 9 smartphone camera comparison: Disappointments on both sides

We pit the current high-end smartphones from Xiaomi and OnePlus against each other in a camera comparison. How big are the differences between the Xiaomi Mi 11 and the OnePlus 9? This will be revealed in our review.
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 20:59:00 +0200
Descendant XI ROM April 2021 update now available (Source: Own)

The April update of Descendant XI comes with various minor changes, as well as support for the Xiaomi Mi 9/9 SE, Poco M2, and Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro

The latest update for this custom Android ROM now supports four more Xiaomi handsets and integrates the latest security patch from Google. The list of added features includes multiple UI changes, fixes, as well as always-on schedu...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:44:00 +0200
What the Surface Neo could have been? (Source: YouTube)

An alleged Surface Neo prototype chassis shows up in a hands-on video

Microsoft originally started to pitch the dual-display Surface Neo in late 2019; however, it ultimately failed to make it to its projected real-life launch. Now, a leaker has posted a video that purports to reveal the design of th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 11 Apr 2021 19:55:00 +0200
The Mi Mix Fold. (Source: Xiaomi)

Mi Mix Fold: a motherboard repair could cost more than a new Mi 11 Pro

Xiaomi has only just released its inaugural foldable in its native China. It has also announced its potential out-of-warranty repair costs, which specify amounts for which a whole new conventional flagship could be bought instead ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 11 Apr 2021 18:58:00 +0200
OPPO's new dual-display patent. (Source: CNIPA via ITHome)

OPPO patents a new kind of dual-display mobile device

OPPO has patented a new kind of phone or phablet with an optional secondary display to which it can attach using custom-designed hinges. Therefore, this detachable portion could act as a keyboard, or perhaps allow the entire produ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 17:58:00 +0200
Most affordable OnePlus 9 Pro is nowhere to be found yet as of early April 2021

OneMore Delay: 8/128 GB OnePlus 9 Pro not available yet

Although the brand-new OnePlus 9 Pro flagship is available for purchase from multiple retailers, only the ~US$1,000 model with 12/256 GB of memory/storage can be ordered right now. The version with 8/128 GB is nowhere to be found ...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 12:12:00 +0200
The original Z Flip. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Z Flip 2021: new leaks purport to reveal the foldable's battery specs ahead of its launch

The projected 2021 upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hint that this upcoming clamshell foldable will have a improved display and design compared to its forebear. Then again, a new leak suggests it will also stick with the under...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 19:06:00 +0200
Xiaomi revitalizes its Surge line of processors. (Source: YouTube)

The Surge C1 is Xiaomi's return to the in-house chipset market

A select handful of mobile device OEMs design their own custom silicon, and Xiaomi has just re-joined these ranks with the new Surge C1. Unlike other first-party chipsets, this one is a new image signal processor designed specific...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:08:00 +0200
Xiaomi intros its latest charging stand. (Source: YouTube)

Xiaomi's latest wireless charging stand has a top speed of 80W

Xiaomi has unveiled a new generation of its wireless charging stand, with a ground-breaking top speed of 80 watts. This new accessory has also been designed to better blend into a user's home through its new design. As if that was...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 19:07:00 +0200
DxOMark's new king is the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (Source: DxOMark)

DxOMark: Xiaomi's Mi 11 Ultra is the new king

Although the full review is not live yet, the final scores are public, and one thing is certain: the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is DxOMark's new king. The overall score of 143 is the result of the following areas: 148 (photo), 100 (zoom),...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 17:59:00 +0200
HarmonyOS will formally debut soon. (Source: Weibo)

Huawei officially announces a release for HarmonyOS, starting with the Mate X2

Huawei has confirmed that its HarmonyOS will start to roll out from April 2021. This in-house OS is intended to replace EMUI, which is based on Android, on its mobile devices. This process will start with the Mate X2, the OEM's la...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 27 Mar 2021 15:54:00 +0100
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro waterproof testing (Source: CNTechRoom on YouTube)

The surprising Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro: Rugged and waterproof as (not) advertised

Not long after dropping my own Mi 10T Pro in deep snow and fearing that might have led to water ingress, I discovered a series of tests that prove how resilient it is. Although not advertised as waterproof, it looks like the Xiaom...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 24 Mar 2021 15:12:00 +0100
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro firmware version in this moment, Android 11 with MIUI 12.1.2 bugs (Source: Own)

Trouble in paradise: MIUI 12.1.2 (Android 11) for the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is plagued by multiple bugs

When updating from Android 10 to Android 11 but without moving to MIUI 12.5, some Mi 10T Pro users might find trouble. For me, this means fingerprint reader and touchscreen response issues, some random app crashes, and more. Accor...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 17:23:00 +0100
Android 11-based Nusantara Project 2.7 RON for Mi 10T/10T Pro (Source: Nusantara Project on Telegram)

Nusantara Project brings MIUI-less Android 11 to the Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro

Those who simply cannot live with Xiaomi's MIUI interface on their Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro devices are now finally receiving the first alternatives, although all are custom ROMs. Nusantara Project is one of the first such pieces of ...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:42:00 +0100
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro update to Android 11-based MIUI 12.0.3 (Source: Adimorah BLOG)

Xiaomi updates some devices to Android 11, including the Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro

Although the new software is not coming with MIUI 12.5 on top, various older Redmi devices are now being updated to Android 11. The list of handsets that receive the new firmware this week includes the Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro,...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 11:26:00 +0100
The Galaxy S21 series. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series' US sales triple those of the S20 line

The latest market research indicates that Samsung sold 3 times more Galaxy S21 units in January 2021 compared to S20 phones for the same month of 2020 in the US. This may be due to the lower prices of the newer flagships in this m...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 22 Mar 2021 18:33:00 +0100
The new ENACFIRE A9 earbuds. (Source: ENACFIRE)

ENACFIRE claims its new A9 TWS earbuds offer ANC and call quality on a budget

ENACFIRE has announced A9 TWS earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC). This spec is delivered via "smart noise-detect mics" rated to cut out up to 80% of ambient noise while also providing a 'Transparency' mode. The buds also...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 18 Mar 2021 17:45:00 +0100
Google will reduce its service fee for Play Store developers. (Source: Google)

Google halves the "Play Store tax" levied on about 99% of Android app developers

Google has announced that it is reducing the cut of revenue made on apps sold via the Play Store from 30% to 15%. The change applies to all developers who make US$1 million or less per year on the platform. According to the Mounta...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 18:01:00 +0100
The

Rumor | OPPO will launch its inaugural foldable phone in the next few months

OPPO has just launched its "conventional" Android flagship phones for 2021. However, the prolific leaker Digital Chat Station now asserts it has something much more "interesting" to debut in this year's impending second quarter (2...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 13 Mar 2021 16:45:00 +0100
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

The Best Smartphones

March 2021 Update. Smartphones have become a staple of modern life and have become a truly universal tool to get us through the day. From connecting us with our friends to preserving precious memories, from providing entertainment during those dull moments of boredom to making the modern shopping experience so much more enjoyable to providing us with the latest news… we could go on and on. Thus, it is very important to make the right decision when shopping for a smartphone. Listed below you will find the best smartphones that we got our hands on in our lab, and that we put through their paces as part of our extensive review process.
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 23:25:00 +0100
The best Phablets

The Best Smartphones with Large Display

March 2021 Update. The current trend in smartphone displays is a complete reversal of the last trend in cell phone displays before the smartphone entered: displays are getting increasingly larger. One reason are our changed habits and the ways in which we use modern smartphones. Telephony became texting and posting, social media and media consumption applications are now more important than ever and benefit immensely from large content display allotments. The following table contains the best smartphones with large displays reviewed by us.
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 23:20:00 +0100
The Best Camera Smartphones

The Best Camera Smartphones

March 2021 update. Photography has become the defining feature of modern smartphones. Thanks to incredible leaps in camera technology smartphones are now at a point where they can easily replace traditional digital point-and-shoot cameras. Complex software algorithms ensure that even a spontaneous snapshot will look great. Below, you will find the best camera smartphones reviewed by us.
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 23:16:00 +0100
The Best Smartphones for Less Than 500 Euros

The Best Smartphones for Less Than 500 Euros

March 2021 update. Not too long ago the price bracket between 500 to 600 Euros was occupied primarily by flagship devices. Nowadays, these have moved on and can usually be found in price ranges north of 1,000 Euros, leaving the bracket around 500 Euros for occasional affordable high-end devices as well as older top-of-the-line premium smartphones. The latter may not be up-to-date any longer but can still be a great alternative.
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 23:11:00 +0100
The Best Smartphones for Less Than 300 Euros

The Best Smartphones for Less Than 300 Euros

March 2021 update. The price range of less than 300 Euros, or around $350, is one of the best-selling smartphone segments. Phones in this price bracket tend to offer attractive price-performance ratios. If you are looking for a solid high-quality smartphone on a budget the following list of all smartphones for less than 300 Euros reviewed by us may help.
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 23:06:00 +0100
SK Hynix' new 18GB LPDDR5 RAM. (Source: SK Hynix)

SK Hynix reveals that it makes the new 18GB RAM chip found in the Asus ROG Phone 5

SK Hynix has just launched its latest LPDDR5 RAM product: a ground-breaking 18GB module for smartphones. The OEM claims that it has a superior data-transfer rate compared to existing memory chips of the same generation. This lates...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 08 Mar 2021 15:11:00 +0100
Vertu Ayxta Fold 5G luxury foldable (Source: JD.com)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865-powered Vertu Ayxta Fold 5G available in China for over US$7,000

The new luxury foldable that carries the Vertu banner, namely the Ayxta Fold 5G, is actually a Royole FlexPai 2 with a back cover dressed in leather and with a few other minor visual touches. Hardware-wise, there is nothing mindbl...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:20:00 +0100
This display bends both inward and outward. (Source: MyDrivers)

BOE has developed an ambi-folding mobile device display: new leak

Foldable-display phones are slowly becoming more prevalent; however, they are still at a point at which they can only do so in one way per device: inward or outward. However, a new leaked video suggests a concept device that can b...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 27 Feb 2021 18:52:00 +0100
The

Rumor | The Sony IMX 800 will be the world's largest mobile image sensor on its April 2021 launch

The leaker RODENT950 has made some heavy allusions to an image sensor which, despite being intended for mobile devices, is exactly 1 inch in size. This would make the alleged Sony IMX 800 unprecedentedly large for its category. It...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 25 Feb 2021 22:55:00 +0100
The OPPO X 2021 is teased again. (Source: YouTube)

OPPO premieres a more in-depth trailer for its slidable phone's design and function at MWC Shanghai 2021

OPPO asserts that slidable-OLED phones like its X 2021 are the best things since foldables. The OEM has teased the device in more detail than ever before at the MWC Shanghai 2021, outlining the various techniques it has developed ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:56:00 +0100
An OPPO X with remote charging tech. (Source: Twitter)

OPPO is the latest OEM with an over-the-air charging technology demo

Remote (or over-the-air) charging is a futuristic technology that a handful of mobile device OEMs claim to have cracked in 2021 thus far. The latest of these is OPPO, a company that has released a video of its new breakthrough in ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 22:50:00 +0100
Several Samsung Galaxy-branded smartphones will receive four years worth of software support

Samsung promises to deliver up to four years of security updates to over 130 devices

Samsung has announced that (almost) every Galaxy-branded smartphone will receive at least four years worth of software support. The list includes several devices from the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy A, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy Fold ser...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 18:44:00 +0100
The Mate X2 has 4 color options. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei launches the Mate X2 with a new "Pinnacle Design", a secondary display and an astronomical price-tag

Huawei has announced the Mate X2 in China. This new foldable has been updated with an inward-folding design, much like its closest Samsung rival. However, the OEM has also set it apart with a new, space-saving design - on which a ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:16:00 +0100
The

LG reportedly patents a new kind of rollable phone with a secondary display

Recent rumors suggest that LG's Rollable phone project is dead in the water. However, that has apparently not stopped the OEM filing a new patent based on the concept with the Chinese intellectual property office (CNIPA). It appea...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 21 Feb 2021 16:21:00 +0100
The P50 might look like this. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Huawei's 2021 smartphone production is estimated at 60% less compared to 2020 as rumors of a delayed P50 launch emerge

A Chinese news site claims that Huawei plans to make not much more than 80 million phones in 2021, as opposed to the ~189 million units it shipped in 2020. Meanwhile, other reports suggest it will also cut the P50 series' supply, ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 20 Feb 2021 18:44:00 +0100
The new

Huawei Mate X2: a new leak allegedly confirms the switch to an inward-folding design

A Weibo-based tipster has posted what is claimed as an official Huawei poster for the impending Mate X2 flagship foldable device. This phablet has long been rumored to ditch its predecessor's form-factor, in which its flexible scr...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 18 Feb 2021 22:10:00 +0100
The Surface Duo is going international. (Source: Microsoft)

Rumor | Microsoft will launch the Surface Duo in Europe without its current US discount

Microsoft has reportedly set a date of February 18, 2021 for the launch of the Surface Duo in some European countries, as well as in Canada. However, it seems the dual-screen Android device will very much revert to its original pr...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 18:16:00 +0100
The Mate X2's new launch teaser. (Source: Weibo)

Huawei will unveil the Mate X2 in late February 2021

Huawei has officially announced that it will launch its next flagship foldable device on February 22, 2021. It is to be called the Mate X2, something also finally confirmed by the OEM via its Weibo channel. Its leaks suggest that ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 10 Feb 2021 23:51:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G gets One UI 3.0 Android 11-based update

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G gets Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update

Although handsets on other carriers all over the world should receive it as well, it looks like the first Galaxy A71 5G units to receive the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update are those on Sprint's network in the US. In addition t...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 09 Feb 2021 18:41:00 +0100
Nubia's new power accessory. (Source: Nubia)

Nubia announces its new 65W charging brick as Samsung plays catch-up with one of its own

Nubia is the latest smartphone OEM to slap its name on a power brick with fancy specs: gallium nitride-based charging with a 65 watt (W) rate and multiple ports in this case. However, it seems Samsung is hot on its heels by certif...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 08 Feb 2021 18:42:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Fold3 is rumored to look like this. (Source: Twitter)

Samsung might launch the next Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip in July 2021

The latest leaks suggest that Samsung might call its next premium foldables the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3, and confer rear cameras like those of the S21 Ultra and S21 respectively on them. Now, according to the prolific leaker Ic...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 07 Feb 2021 23:36:00 +0100
Is this the Mate X2? (Source: Weibo)

Fresh Huawei Mate X2 renders hint at a clean new foldable experience

Huawei is rumored to launch a new foldable phablet called the Mate X2 soon. According to a new render, it will be a considerable departure from its predecessor in that it will have a design quite like that of its probable main riv...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Feb 2021 18:01:00 +0100
The Mate X series may get a new member soon. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei will launch the Mate X2 soon, according to a new leak

The Mate X2's launch has been anticipated for some time, even with its maker Huawei's trade-war woes. A new post from a Weibo-based leaker assures the public that the device will debut "soon", with the 5nm chipset, design and feat...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Feb 2021 18:32:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Fold3 might look like this. (Source: Twitter)

New renders depict the Galaxy Z Fold3 as a bendable S21 Ultra

The next generation of Samsung's flexible premium phablet is likely to be called the Galaxy Z Fold3. The leaker Ben Geskin has produced new images to show how this device might look according to the latest leaks and rumors. They p...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 31 Jan 2021 22:16:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Smartphone Review: Improved in many ways, but not all

90% Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Smartphone Review: Improved in many ways, but not all

Ultra strong! The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the king among kings within Samsung's new high-end flagship series. It features the largest and brightest display with the highest resolution, the largest battery, and the most versatile camera. However, Europeans are once again served a model with Samsung's own in-house Exynos SoC, albeit an allegedly improved version thereof. Let's find out how well this combination does, shall we?
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G | ARM Mali-G78 MP14 | 6.80" | 227 g
Daniel Schmidt, Sat, 30 Jan 2021 04:42:00 +0100
From left to right: Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra

Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Galaxy S20 Ultra

Mandatory upgrade? Both, the Galaxy S20 Ultra as well as its successor, feature Samsung's own in-house 108 MP sensor for their main camera. However, Samsung massively upgraded the S21 Ultra's zoom capabilities. Does this alone justify an upgrade?
Daniel Schmidt, Sat, 30 Jan 2021 04:42:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra bend test (Source: JerryRigEverything on YouTube)

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra faces JerryRigEverything's torture session, handles it pretty well

Shortly after its release, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has landed in Jerry's hands for the usual torture session. Thankfully for the OEM and its fans, the new handset lives up to the expectations overall, although its durability ...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 27 Jan 2021 18:13:00 +0100
The Best Tablets for Less Than 250 Euros

The Best Tablets for Less Than 250 Euros

Q1/2021 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.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:45:00 +0100
An alleged MediaTek flagship roadmap. (Source: Weibo)

MediaTek's Dimensity 2000 is now slated to launch in 2022, based on Cortex X2 and A79 cores

MediaTek's next Dimensity 1200 premium SoC may launch on January 20, 2021). However, its successor might be even bigger news. A leaker claims that this chipset, thought to be the OEM's first 5 nanometer (nm) product, will integrat...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:32:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy Fold gets Android 11 update with One UI 3.0 on top

Android 11-based Samsung One UI 3.0 finally hits the Galaxy Fold

One week after releasing the update for the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung is bringing the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 software update to its predecessor as well. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is receiving the new firmware already in France a...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:04:00 +0100
The leak that led to the

Samsung Galaxy M62: not a new tablet after all, according to the FCC

A recent leak may have generated confusion, if also some potential enthusiasm, at the prospect of the first in a new line of Samsung Galaxy M-series tablets. However, the device in question has now undergone testing at the Federal...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 16 Jan 2021 19:33:00 +0100
The Galaxy S21 Ultra has a new top-end image sensor. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung provides a deep dive for the Galaxy S21 Ultra's new 108MP camera sensor

The Galaxy S21 Ultra launched with a new 108MP main shooter, even though the OEM did not introduce it by name exactly during the show. However, it is apparent that it is called the ISOCELL HM3, the first of its kind to debut with ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 15 Jan 2021 23:38:00 +0100
Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

Q1/2021 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.
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 15 Jan 2021 22:17:00 +0100
TCL CSOT's scroll of OLED. (Source: TCL)

CES 2021 | TCL CSOT shows off its rollable OLED and AMOLED displays

TCL's display-development subsidiary CSOT has prepared 2 of its flexible prototypes that can function when paired to rollers for display at CES 2021. One is the extendable AMOLED panel that may have been seen as part of a concept ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 11 Jan 2021 19:37:00 +0100
Samsung might introduce new ISOCELL sensors soon. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung will make 200MP the new normal for smartphone cameras in 2021: new leak

108MP is the highest resolution available to mobile devices at the moment, featuring most recently in the freshly-launched Xiaomi Mi 11. However, the respected leaker Ice Universe asserts that Samsung has new 200MP ISOCELL-line se...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:59:00 +0100
Is the Galaxy M series getting a tablet? (Source: Samsung)

A new leak alleges the imminent launch of Samsung's first Galaxy M-series tablet

The blog 91Mobiles claims to have been sent images of an upcoming device called the Samsung Galaxy Tab M62. Should this moniker be accurate, it would be the first slate-type device to launch from its line. It may have a central pu...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 05 Jan 2021 19:56:00 +0100
A new,

Moto G Stylus 2021: a new leak purports to debunk earlier design and camera-spec rumors

Motorola is now said to have a second-gen Moto G Stylus in the works. All of its previous leaks have pointed to a chassis for this phablet with quad rear cameras in a vertical orientation. A new tip from OnLeaks contradicts this, ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 03 Jan 2021 18:14:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 gets One UI 3.0 late December 2020

The Galaxy Note 10 gets the Android 11-based Samsung One UI 3.0 update

Shortly after it began to hit Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Flip 5G devices, the One UI 3.0 firmware is finally reaching the Galaxy Note 10. This treat has begun rolling out to Note 10 users in Switzerland and Spain yesterd...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 31 Dec 2020 22:37:00 +0100
Huaweri P50 rumors may have begun in earnest. (Source: Voice)

The first Huawei P50 Pro render purports to show its large front panel

An image claimed to be that of the upcoming Huawei P50 Pro has been posted for the first time. It may show that the flagship will rock yet another of the OEM's waterfall display. According to the new leak, the phone may also go ba...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 31 Dec 2020 17:21:00 +0100
A new Stylo 7 render. (Source: Voice)

LG Stylo 7: a new leak points to 4G/LTE and 5G variants

An alleged successor to LG's Stylo 6 phablet had previously shown up in renders hinting at a highly original, pen-centric rear panel design. Its latest leak does not bear this out: however, it does purport to reveal a "Samsung Gal...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 30 Dec 2020 18:02:00 +0100
Shooting the moon without artifacts is apparently impossible with the Mi 10T Pro (Source: Own)

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro camera faces serious problems and looks like a hardware issue

Although in many scenarios the main camera of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro delivers at least good results, disaster often strikes when facing various light sources such as the sun and the moon, but not limited to them. In these cases, th...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 29 Dec 2020 11:02:00 +0100
LG gave us a sneak peak of its rollable during the unveiling of the LG Wing earlier this year. (Image: LG)

More details emerge about LG's forthcoming rollable smartphone and next flagship

More details have started to surface about LG’s upcoming high-end smartphones for 2021. The rollable will take a leaf out of Oppo’s playbook while the flagship handset is going to go toe-to-toe with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S21 i...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 14 Dec 2020 12:08:00 +0100
The S21 Ultra might have these functions in 2021. (Source: Samsung)

Rumor | Samsung will sell 'Galaxy Note conversion kits' for the S21 Ultra

Several leaks have indicated that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will support the S Pen so as to subsume the Galaxy Note line in 2021. That may have led to some confusion over how the accessory will be deployed. A tipster claims to have sol...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 12 Dec 2020 23:12:00 +0100
Could the Z Flip get a Lite variant in 2021? (Source: Samsung)

OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi and Google are now touted to join Samsung in 2021's foldable arena

Several prominent mobile device OEMs have been rumored to enter the foldables market fairly soon. Now, a new tip from a display-focused leaker indicates that pretty much all of them will do so by the second half of 2021 (2H2021). ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 10 Dec 2020 20:21:00 +0100
Samsung One UI 3.0 now available official launch December 3 2020 (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Android 11-based Samsung One UI 3.0 is finally available

With "an exciting new design, enhanced everyday features and deep customization" in tow, the official launch of One UI 3 comes to Galaxy S20 series devices starting in Korea, the US, and most European markets. More regions and dev...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:42:00 +0100
Philips is pursuing legal action in India. (Source: Philips)

Philips takes legal action to prevent the sale of Xiaomi mobile devices in India

The electronics company Philips has petitioned the High Court of Delhi to block the sale, production or import of certain smartphones in India. Their OEM, Xiaomi, has been accused of infringing on Phliips' patents in making the de...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 17:59:00 +0100

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)