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The Samsung Galaxy S10+ was praised for its bokeh simulation. (Source: DxOMark)

DxOMark | Samsung Galaxy S10+ equals Huawei's Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro's Mobile scores but takes third place in the rankings

Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ flagship smartphone has amassed 109 points in DxOMark’s Mobile test for its rear-facing triple camera setup. This puts the device on equal footing with Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro in terms of points, but...
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ also scored more points than the iPhone XS Max and Mi MIX 3. (Source: DxOMark)

Samsung Galaxy S10+ tops DxOMark's selfie charts, surpassing the Pixel 3 and Note 9

The independent benchmark DxOMark has given the Samsung Galaxy S10+ first place in its rankings for smartphone front cameras. At the moment, there are only 13 devices in the new selfie chart but Samsung has beaten out contenders f...
Images via Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ now official

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ are now official and boast quite the feature set. We've known about most of these features thanks to the bevy of rumors and leaks that have been floating around the Internet for months, but t...
Archos Oxygen 57, Oxygen 63, and Oxygen 68XL (Source: Archos)

MWC19 | Archos Oxygen 57, Oxygen 63, and Oxygen 68XL now official, to hit the market in May

The new Archos handsets start at 5.7 and go up to 6.3 and 6.8 inches in size, but all will hit the market for less than 170 USD. The Unisoc SC9863-powered Oxygen 57 and Oxygen 63, as well as the Helio P22-driven Oxygen 68XL will l...
Opera for Android 50 sports PiP mode and publisher-friendly ad blocking (Source: Opera Blogs)

Opera for Android 50 comes with publisher-friendly ad blocking and picture-in-picture mode

The version labeled 50 of the Opera browser for Android comes with an improved ad blocker that features a site-specific setting, picture-in-picture support for videos on Android Oreo (and later), support for dark CSS themes, as we...
Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

February 2019 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.
ML Kit helps developers work with AI applications. (Source: Google Developers)

MediaTek announces collaboration with Google to enhance the Helio P90 SoC's AI features

The Helio P90 is an SoC that could bring augmented and mixed reality to some mid-range devices in the future. Today, MediaTek added AI to that list of possibilities. It has announced support for Google's ML Kit in conjunction with...
The PlusUs Xpad. (Source: PlusUs)

The world's thinnest wireless charging pad is now up for crowdfunding

PlusUs has introduced its Xpad, a charging pad that measures only 2.2 millimeters in depth. This spec leads the start-up to assert that it is the thinnest product of its kind worldwide. It is available as a reward as part of an In...
Huawei P30 series launch teaser (Source: Huawei Mobile on Twitter)

Huawei will launch the P30 lineup in Paris on March 26

Huawei has just put an end to all the rumors about the launch date and location of its next-gen flagships by posting a video teaser on Twitter. The video apparently focuses on the zoom capabilities of the upcoming flagship. The Hu...
In landscape mode, the CinemaWide displays of the Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus should appeal to cinephiles. (Source: WinFuture)

MWC19 | Sony releases MWC teaser; Xperia XA3 and XA3 Plus to be renamed Xperia 10 and 10 Plus

Sony has released a brief teaser for its upcoming appearance at MWC19. The clip has the caption “embrace a new perspective” that seems to point at the expected 21:9 aspect ratios of the Japanese company’s new smartphones. Apparent...
Honor View 20 launch event, Honor View 20 camera allegedly better than that of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Mobile photography: The Honor View 20 beats the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but not in a DxOMark test

According to a review by Android Authority, the Honor View 20's main camera setup can provide excellent low-light performance, realistic colors, great image stabilization, as well as "amazing detail" but also lacks in the HDR area...
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral Android phablet gets February 2019 security patch

Samsung releases February security patch for the Galaxy S7 flagship

The February 2019-dated Android security patch comes with the software version G930FXXS4ESAE and seems to be only available for Samsung Galaxy S7 users in the United Kingdom and Austria for now. The Galaxy S7 lineup receives this ...
A fresh Apple patent shows it is still working hard on making a foldable smartphone. (Source: CNET/USPTO)

Fresh Apple foldable smartphone patents show it is working hard on the idea too

A fresh patent granted to Apple shows that the Cupertino giant is hard at work on its own foldable smartphone. Interestingly, there are several different types of options that Apple is looking at in terms of the way the screen fol...
TCL could be working on as many as five foldable devices. (Source: TCL/CNET)

TCL may be working on five foldable devices, including a possible smartphone bracelet

A report from CNET mentions that TCL Corporation could be busy working on up to five different foldable devices. It seems two of the devices are tablets, two are smartphones, and one appears to be a combination of a smartphone, sm...
While folded, the smartphone would essentially have a front and a rear display. (Source: Weibo)

Alleged Vivo IQOO foldable phone gets leaked renders

Vivo's IQOO sub-brand is rumored to be dedicated to premium foldable devices. The leaked renders posted on Weibo show a outwards-folding device with very thin bezels. The unfolded state will get a display with a ratio close to 1:1...
The Energizer Power Max P18K Pop could be released in June. (Source: Energizer/Avenir)

The Energizer Power Max P18K Pop will offer a dual pop-up selfie camera and a gargantuan 18,000 mAh battery

Energizer Mobile and Avenir Telecom have officially announced the existence of the Energizer Power Max P18K Pop smartphone. The device features a dual pop-up camera and will sport a whopping 18,000 mAh battery. It also has a tripl...
Front and rear renders of the Sony Xperia L3. (Source: WinFuture)

Sony Xperia L3 renders and specifications leaked

Renders and specifications of the Sony Xperia L3 smartphone have been published online. Unsurprisingly, the details are underwhelming, although this is only an entry-level device from the Japanese manufacturer after all. It does s...
Samsung Galaxy A50, A30, and A10 specs sheet (Source: MySmartPrice News)

Specs sheet of Samsung's Galaxy A50, A30, and A10 surfaces online

According to the recently leaked specs sheet, the upcoming Galaxy A50, A30, and A10 all come with a plastic design and Exynos processors, but there are quite a few differences between them as well. Most specs confirm certain previ...
LG Q9 One Android handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Source: LG South Korea)

LG Q9 One unveiled in South Korea

If the "new" LG Q9 One seems to have an outdated processor, the reality might surprise you: this handset is a rebranded LG G7 One, which was unveiled at IFA 2018. The only noticeable difference is that the Q9 One comes loaded with...
Nokia 9 PureView at FCC (Source: MySmartPrice News)

Nokia 9 PureView lands at FCC

Previously expected to arrive in the first days of December, the Nokia 9 PureView will probably be unveiled later this month in Barcelona, at HMD Global's official press event that is scheduled to take place before the opening day...
UMIDIGI S3 Pro with MediaTek Helio P70 and 48 MP main camera (Source: UMIDIGI)

UMIDIGI S3 Pro hits Indiegogo at US$269 with 48 MP Sony main camera

Chinese brand UMIDIGI is back with the S3 Pro, a handset that sports a generous 6.3-inch display with waterdrop notch and a main camera setup that combines a 48 MP Sony camera with a 12 MP shooter for bokeh effects. Early Indiegog...
Nubia MWC 2019 teaser, flexible smartphone coming up (Source: Weibo)

MWC 2019 | Nubia teases flexible device in advance of its MWC 2019 unveil

ZTE's sub-brand Nubia came out of the blue with a teaser for a flexible smartphone that will be unveiled at MWC 2019. Unfortunately, the "Flex Your Life" headline doesn't say much. While this can suggest something different than a...
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Smartphone Review

92% Huawei Mate 20 Pro Smartphone Review

Strong piece - The Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s spec sheet is littered with flagship-level hardware, including the new Kirin 980 SoC, the currently fastest LTE modem in a consumer smartphone, reverse wireless charging and a fingerprint sensor underneath its display. This review will be putting all this new hardware and more through its paces to determine whether the Mate 20 Pro’s technical prowess translates into real-world performance.
Update: Wi-Fi tests with final firmware and information about the Huawei wireless charger added.
HiSilicon Kirin 980 | ARM Mali-G76 MP10 | 6.3" | 189 g
Vivo sub-brand iQOO now official, first devices coming soon (Source: MySmartPrice News)

Vivo announces iQOO sub-brand, first devices to launch soon

Most major Chinese smartphone brands also have successful sub-brands: Huawei has Honor, Oppo's Realme is just one year old but already doing great, Xiaomi's POCO is also quite popular, and now the time has come for Vivo to create ...
Samsung Galaxy A50 FCC listing - connectivity (Source: MySmartPrice News)

Samsung Galaxy A50 hits FCC, 15 W wired fast charging in tow

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy A50 has surfaced at the FCC, and this listing reveals that it will come with the EP-TA200 fast charger, so the handset supports 15 W wired fast charging. The Galaxy A50 apparently features a 6.22-inch d...
Real Galaxy S10+ banner possibly to be used for the upcoming Samsung Unpacked event on February 20. (Source: Twitter/Evan Blass)

Update | Samsung Galaxy S10 series leak roundup: colors, cameras, hardware, prices

Notebookcheck has reported frequently on rumors and leaks surrounding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 series. There is a considerable amount of excitement about the flagship smartphones from the South Korean manufacturer, and it i...
The Xiaomi "Flex" foldable looks amazing but seems quite wide in smartphone mode. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Expertly created renders of Xiaomi's foldable device are superb but highlight one potential issue

LetsGoDigital has published some fantastic artistic renders of Xiaomi’s upcoming foldable device, which could end up being called the Xiaomi Dual Flex, the Xiaomi MIX Flex, or something completely different. The device in the rend...
Google Maps AR navigation in action (Source: The Wall Street Journal)

Google Maps AR navigation now available, but only for some users

A few good months after its introduction, the Augmented Reality navigation feature is finally rolling out for Google Maps users in the wild. However, this is only a test run that includes a limited number of users and there is no ...
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi leading the Indian market with 30 percent share as of mid-February 2019

Xiaomi still leading the ever-growing Indian smartphone market

While the global smartphone market is slowing down, the volume of smartphone sales in India continues to grow and it soon might leave the US behind. According to Canalys, Xiaomi shipped 41 million handsets in 2018 — 29.9 percent o...
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google Pixel 4 to get physical and eSIM support

Google Pixel 4 could support both physical SIM and eSIM

A recent commit in the Android Open Source Project Gerrit revealed that Google is working on adding hardware support for multi-SIM capabilities. One of the comments from a Googler suggests that the upcoming Pixel 4 will be packing...
Coolicool celebrating Chinese New Year with smartphone sales across the board

Deal | Coolicool celebrating Chinese New Year with smartphone sales across the board

Get a new 128 GB OnePlus 6 for just $419 or $60 off the retail price. Other Chinese brands like Teclast, Alldocube, Voyo, Chuwi, Xiaomi, and Moto are also on sale until early next week. Coolicool specializes on offering inexpensiv...
The Mate 20 and 20 Pro. (Source: HardwareZone)

Huawei Mate 20 X and 20 Pro now have an AI Color Mode for pictures as well as video

The Huawei Mate 20 series was launched with a triple rear camera associated with Leica and informed by AI. Now, a new update to EMUI has enabled this AI to extract or isolate colors from still images taken using the Mate 20 X or 2...
Samsung Galaxy M10 now available (Source: Samsung India)

Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 now available in India

The Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 come with Exynos processors inside, generous displays with a waterdrop notch, and dual cameras on the back. Sadly, they only run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. These handsets will be available in In...
Vivo V15 Pro with pop-up camera hits Geekbench, Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 in tow

Qualcomm Snapdragon 675-powered Vivo V15 Pro hits Geekbench

The upcoming Vivo V15 Pro managed to score 2,382 points in the single-core test and 6,479 multi-core points on Geekbench, where it can be found as the Vivo 1818. Running Android Pie-based software and featuring a pop-up camera, th...
Leaked live photo of the Samsung Galaxy S10+. (Source: Twitter/Evan Blass)

Leaked live photo of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ teases white ceramic back

Famous leaker Evan Blass has provided another glimpse into what Samsung is preparing with the upcoming Galaxy S10 line-up. This time, he has offered a live photo of one of the Galaxy S10+ variants. The picture shows barely a whole...
Moto G7 unofficial render, Moto G7 XT1965-6 hits TENAA

Moto G7 XT1965-6 hits TENAA, most specs still not confirmed

Although most technical details are not present in the TENAA listing, the appearance of the Moto G7 XT1965-6 model on the website of the Chinese certification authority comes with information regarding the physical dimensions of t...
The Zenfone Max Pro M2 gets Android Pie beta (Source: ASUS India on Twitter)

Android 9.0 Pie beta rolls out for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 will get Android 9.0 later this year, but those adventurous enough can already join the beta upgrade program. However, the beta testing comes with a catch: Asus will not provide downgrades and cannot be...
More Inbox features are reportedly leaching into Gmail. (Source: Google)

New Reddit leak suggests Gmail will gain more Inbox features soon

A post on Reddit allegedly contains a screenshot of a Gmail app interface that integrates many features taken from Inbox. They include a pinned-only toggle, per-subject bundling and Assistant-esque reminders. They may have been pi...
The specs of the Mi Max 3's successors may have been leaked. (Source:

Xiaomi Mi Max 4 and 4 Pro specs detailed in new leak

A new report suggests that the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 will have 2 successors: the Mi Max 4 and a Pro variant of the same. Both of these may have 7.2-inch displays and 48MP rear camera sensors. The Mi Max 4 Pro may have an in-display fing...
The Sony Xperia XZ4 could be amazing if it exists. (Source: Sumahoinfo)

Sony Xperia XZ4 rumor roundup: 52 MP camera, 4400 mAh battery, full specs, and a deep purple color option

New rumors about the Sony Xperia XZ4 have started appearing, including the possibility that the flagship smartphone will feature a 52 MP sensor in its rumored triple camera setup. A leaked specifications sheet claims that the Japa...
Huawei P30 flagship render, P30 Lite could get more variants, including the MAR-LX1M model

Huawei MAR-LX1M could launch soon, possibly as a Huawei P30 Lite variant

The Huawei MAR-LX1M was now spotted on the Huawei website, although the full product page is not up yet. However, its UA profile confirms that this handset will come with Android 9.0 Pie onboard — with EMUI on top, of course — and...
A render for the LG G8 ThinQ. (Source: ETNews)

LG's first 5G smartphone may be the V50, not the G8

A recent report in the South Korean outlet ETNews has asserted that the G8 ThinQ will be the first flagship to be released by LG this year. However, it will be passed over for 5G compatibility in favor of the V50 ThinQ, which will...
Fortnite mentioned the Steelseries Stratus XL in relation to controller support on mobile. (Source: Steelseries)

Fortnite now supports Bluetooth controllers on Android and iOS

The mobile versions of Fortnite (those that work on the Android and Apple platforms) now allow the use of Bluetooth controllers rather than on-screen controls. This new level of support comes with the 7.30 patch update, which also...
Coolpad Surf 600 MHz LTE hotspot hits T-Mobile and Metro (Source: SlashGear)

Coolpad Surf 600 MHz LTE hotspot now available via T-Mobile and Metro

While most people around the world are still waiting to get 5G access, T-Mobile and Metro are back with an accessory for their 600 MHz LTE network. The Coolpad Surf hotspot is capable of connecting up to 15 devices simultaneously ...
A concept render for the Huawei foldable phone. (Source: YouTube)

Huawei will unveil its foldable 5G phone at MWC 2019

Huawei held a press conference in Beijing yesterday, in order to familiarize its attendants with its plans for MWC and the roll-out of its 5G technology. The company's consumer business CEO, Yu Chengdong, announced that the compan...
This issue has been evident on Huawei phones for a while. Look how much paler the Mate 10 Pro's image is. (Source: Manila Shaker Philippines)

DxOMark | The Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro's rear cameras may be excellent but their selfies are poor

DxOMark introduced a new camera score this week: one that evaluates selfies. The Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hold top spot, but the most surprising result belongs to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro. Both top the charts in...
The opened-up state features a 3:2 ratio screen, while the folded state crops up to a 2:1 ratio. (Source: Weibo)

Xiaomi co-founder presents double-folding smartphone

The double-folding device looks to be in the prototype phase, as the folding creases are still visible. In its default state, the screen seems to have a 3:2 ratio, while the folded state shrinks down to a 2:1 ratio. What really im...
Samsung ISOCELL Slim 3T2 20 MP image sensor for full-display handsets (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Samsung intros 20 MP ISOCELL slim sensor for full-screen display handsets

Although the 20 MP resolution is no longer a high-end specification for a modern single-sensor smartphone camera, the ISOCELL Slim 3T2 by Samsung focuses on other attributes instead. Advertised by Samsung as the industry's most co...
The Xperia XZ4. (Source: SumahoInfo)

New images of the Sony Xperia XZ4 reveal an ultra-long display that discourages one-handed usage

Images of the Sony Xperia XZ4 have been revealed, showing the device with an incredibly long 21:9 display ratio that ensures that users with smaller hands will have a hard time using the phone one-handed. The XZ4 will also run on ...
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 flagship production in India might cease

Samsung might stop making flagships in India

A few recent bad decisions by the Indian government might force Samsung to stop the local manufacturing of Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 flagships. Even worse, the company might drop its plans to increase the exports of mobile phone...

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