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The new C21. (Source: Realme)

The Realme C21 is the most interesting-looking new ~US$122 phone around

Realme has launched the C21 in Malaysia with a unique rear panel that might make even those not looking for a budget phone take a second look. It houses a 5,000mAh battery that also allows the device to double as a power bank. Its...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 06 Mar 2021 23:37:00 +0100
The Find X3 Pro's latest teaser. (Source: Weibo)

OPPO Find X3 Pro: a flagship with the best possible Samsung display yet cheaper than a Galaxy S21 Ultra, according to new leaks

OPPO has now confirmed that its premium Find X3 smartphone series will launch on March 11, 2021. Its flagship, the X3 Pro, is now rumored to have a display panel that combines the high-end E4 AMOLED and LTPO specs. However, it wil...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 06 Mar 2021 13:34:00 +0100
Oppo will be hoping the Find X3 Pro will continue its winning ways. (Image: Evan Blass/Voice)

Oppo is the new top dog in the Chinese smartphone market as sanctions bite Huawei

Oppo has taken the top spot in the Chinese smartphone market for the first time. The latest data from Counterpoint Research shows that Oppo claimed a 21 percent share of the market to take the lead with Huawei and Vivo tied for se...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 06 Mar 2021 05:03:00 +0100
Will the ROG Phone 5 really have 18GB of RAM? (Source: DxOMark)

The 18GB Asus ROG Phone 5 may have already smashed Master Lu benchmarking records ahead of its launch

The official Weibo channel for the Master Lu benchmark claims to have seen its first 18GB RAM phone. Somewhat unsurprisingly, it is the ROG Phone 5, which has also surfaced on Geekbench with this ground-breaking spec. On this occa...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 05 Mar 2021 22:45:00 +0100
The RedMagic 6 Pro's new charging demo. (Source: YouTube)

The new, 120W RedMagic 6 Pro is shown charging even faster than advertised

The RedMagic 6 Pro is Nubia's new mobile gaming flagship phone equipped with ultra-fast 120 watt (W) charging technology. The OEM markets this phone as capable of re-filling its 4500mAh battery to 0-50% in just 5 minutes, or all t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:49:00 +0100
The Carbon 1 Mk II features an all carbon fiber monocoque chassis. (Image: Carbon)

Carbon 1 Mk II is an an all-carbon fiber composite chassis Android smartphone

German smartphone maker Carbon has launched the Carbon 1 Mk II. The new Android-powered device is made from a carbon fiber composite that integrates special materials into its design to allow for the unimpeded transmission of cell...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:40:00 +0100
The Realme GT is official. (Source: Realme)

The Realme GT 5G launches with a Snapdragon 888 SoC, 120Hz display and a 3.5mm jack

Realme has launched its first flagship device of 2021. The OEM asserts that the new GT 5G has been designed and equipped to get the most out of its Snapdragon 888 platform, from its "gaming" 120Hz E4 AMOLED display to its new stai...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 04 Mar 2021 18:37:00 +0100
The new S9 5G. (Source: Vivo)

The Vivo S9 is the world's first Dimensity 1100-powered phone

Vivo has announced the S9 5G, alongside its more budget S9e 5G sibling. The main event here has the new, 6nm Dimensity 1100 SoC, which is now packaged in a distinctly iPhone 12-like design, complete with a notch for a dual selfie ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 23:21:00 +0100
Is the Yoga Tab design back again? (Source: Lenovo)

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 is on the way in 2021, according to new leaks

The Lenovo Yoga Tabs are Android slates marked by unique rolling grips at one end that may also house speakers and USB type C ports. Now, it looks like the OEM has a new member of this series in the works. The "Yoga Tab 13" has ap...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 22:14:00 +0100
The new 18 Pro smartphone. (Source: Meizu)

The Meizu 18 Pro is the world's latest Snapdragon 888-, 50MP- and UFS 3.1-enhanced phone

Meizu has got the jump on the premium Android smartphone launch season with its new 18 and 18 Pro flagships. The OEM has revealed that the series offers specs such as 120Hz curved displays, 50MP main cameras and internal storage w...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:12:00 +0100
Is this the S21 FE? (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: New renders show how the "next Fan Edition" might look at its launch

Samsung is currently believed to have a successor to the Galaxy S20 FE in the works. This idea is captured in new high-quality images published by LetsGoDigital. They depict a device that looks more like its putative forebear than...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:33:00 +0100
The new WP12. (Source: Oukitel)

Oukitel launches the WP12 as the "world's first Android 11 rugged phone"

Oukitel has announced that its latest rugged phone is the first of its kind to ship with Android 11 out of the box. The device is also touted as "lightweight", which, given its MediaTek Helio A22 SoC and 4GB of RAM, might be meant...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:14:00 +0100
The Oppo Find X3 Pro features a flash-ringed 25x macro zoom lens. (Image: @evleaks/Voice)

Oppo Find X3 Pro said to be akin to carrying a portable microscope with 25x zoom macro camera

Evan Blass has revealed that the forthcoming Oppo Find X3 Pro will level up smartphone macro photography. The respected leaker says the new phone will feature a flash-ringed macro lens with 25x zoom capabilities akin to being to c...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 01:33:00 +0100
The 6.7-inch Samsung Galaxy S21+ has the second largest battery of the Galaxy S21 series at 4800 mAh.

Testing the Samsung Galaxy S21+: The larger version of the Galaxy S21 with a more powerful battery

The 6.7-inch Samsung Galaxy S21+ is the middle model of the three Galaxy S21 flagships and combines the best of two worlds: With equipment very similar to the Galaxy S21, the size and battery are similar to the Galaxy S21 Ultra to...
Manuel Masiero, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 01:32:00 +0100
A leaked Realme/Dimensity 1200 poster. (Source: Weibo)

Rumor | Realme's first 108MP camera phone will be the Dimensity 1200-powered X9 Pro

The OEM Realme has been rumored to launch a Dimensity 1200-powered phone called the X9 Pro roughly since MediaTek released this early-2021 flagship processor. A new leak purports to spill many more details about the phone, includi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 22:46:00 +0100
All this iPhone tech might have to find somewhere new to go soon. (Source: Apple)

Apple might finally ditch the iPhone notch, but not until 2022

A new research note allegedly issued by the legendary analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that the iPhones launched in 2022 will have punch-hole displays in place of the notches that have come to define these flagships. The third-gen SE i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 18:13:00 +0100
The Surface Duo 2 will address some key shortcomings of the original. (Image: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 to address at least two major shortcomings of the original

Microsoft’s Surface Duo will address at least two major shortcomings when it launches later this year. The new device will pick up 5G support for the first time but is also expected to bring substantially improved camera performan...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 11:26:00 +0100
A new RedMagic 6 design leak. (Source: SparrowsNews)

RedMagic 6: the gaming phones' 2021 looks leak out prior to their launch

The RedMagic line of Android phones are usually styled so as not to be mistaken for anything other than the mobile gaming powerhouses they are meant to be. Their latest 6 generation's design, officially outed by TENAA, is an evolu...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 28 Feb 2021 18:41:00 +0100
The new

An intriguing leak points to a new Samsung budget phone called the Galaxy E02 coming in 2021

The tech blog MySmartPrice claims to have found a new page on Samsung India's support website for a device called the "SM-E025F/DS". A quick decoding of Samsung's model number convention does seem to suggest a new phone that, more...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 28 Feb 2021 17:49:00 +0100

Rumor | The OPPO Find X3 series will launch on March 11, 2021

The OPPO Find X3 and X3 Pro are hotly-anticipated smartphones as they are touted to combine the highest-end of Android specs in 2021 with arguably iPhone-like looks. A Weibo tipster has uploaded what looks like an official poster ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 28 Feb 2021 16:08:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy S21+ smartphone review: The Galaxy S21 in large

89% Samsung Galaxy S21+ smartphone review: The Galaxy S21 in large

More high-end. Samsung's Galaxy S21+ flagship smartphone offers all the equipment characteristics that also distinguish the excellent Galaxy S21. But the plus sign in the product label also means that you can expect even more here. And indeed, the Galaxy S21+ delivers: for an additional 200 Euros (~$242), you get a significantly larger display and a noticeably larger battery, among other things.
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G | ARM Mali-G78 MP14 | 6.70" | 200 g
Manuel Masiero, Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:58:00 +0100
The Indian tablet market bounced back in 2020. (Source: IDC)

The Indian tablet market posts a return to growth for 2020

The market for tablets in India had shrunk for 4 years straight - until 2020. That year saw a resurgence in demand for that form-factor, as users felt they were necessary for learning or working from home. Therefore, it exhibited ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 27 Feb 2021 23:17:00 +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 Vivo X60. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo X60: a new leak hints at an international launch for the Zeiss-enhanced phones with the Snapdragon 870 SoC

The Vivo X60 and X60 Pro are premium mid-range smartphones that are only available in China at present. However, a new leak may suggest the OEM is preparing to bring them to additional markets. Furthermore, they may be new variant...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 27 Feb 2021 17:40:00 +0100
The P40 makes an unexpected return. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei releases a new, 4G-only version of the P40 in China

The Huawei P40 flagship smartphone launched with the Kirin 990 5G chipset in 2020. This CPU also has a 4G/LTE-only variant, which features in new units of the P40 now on sale on Otherwise, the device still has its 6.1-inch...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 26 Feb 2021 23:21:00 +0100
The Neo5's new launch trailer. (Source: Weibo)

iQOO Neo5: March 2021 launch confirmed; new leak points to a Snapdragon 870 SoC for the phone

The smartphone brand iQOO has finally acknowledged the successor to its Neo3 flagship, following a slew of leaks hinting at its high-end specs. It will now launch on March 16, 2021 in China. There is now more evidence the allegedl...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 26 Feb 2021 21:18:00 +0100
A foldable Pixel concept design. (Image: Macrumors)

Prosser: Google Pixel "Fold" is real and in development

Google is working on a foldable Pixel according to tipster Jon Prosser. Prosser’s remarks align with rumors of a foldable Pixel which surfaced in the middle of last year. While exciting news, it does raise questions about Google’s...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:08:00 +0100
The latest shot of RedMagic hype. (Source: Weibo)

Nubia teases a 165Hz refresh rate for the RedMagic 6 display; first-gen Watch launch is also confirmed

The RedMagic 6 series of Snapdragon 888-powered gaming devices is slated to launch on March 4, 2021. Now, its maker Nubia has strongly hinted at an upgrade to 165Hz displays for these phones. They are also now slated to get 400Hz ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 25 Feb 2021 22:03:00 +0100
The Reno5 K 5G. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO introduces another member of the Reno5 smartphone family with a newer chipset

OPPO has unexpectedly launched the Reno5 K 5G in China. This phone might sound familiar, as it is effectively a pre-existing device with a new SoC: the Snapdragon 750G. Therefore, it might be a more affordable variant, although it...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 25 Feb 2021 21:23:00 +0100
Realme introduces the Narzo 30 Pro. (Source: Twitter)

Realme launches the Narzo 30A, 30 Pro and Buds Air 2 to the Indian market

The next generation of Realme's affordable Narzo line is now official, along with its newest TWS earbuds. The 30 Pro is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC and has a 5,000mAh battery, whereas the 30A gets one of 6,000mAh, e...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 25 Feb 2021 20:09:00 +0100
The Galaxy M62's new teaser. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung confirms Malaysian launch for the Galaxy M62

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy M62 exists, and that it will be released for the first time on March 3, 2021. It will do so through Lazada in the Malaysian market. The OEM has revealed that it will have the same 7,000mAh bat...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:40:00 +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
ZTE's new UDC technology. (Source: Weibo)

ZTE's second-gen under-display selfie camera phone could have a 120Hz refresh rate, Face Unlock and more

ZTE has unveiled its second attempt at a display capable of hiding a front-facing camera at MWC Shanghai. The OEM claims to have doubled the pixel density in this new specialized screen tech, and to have enhanced it with new, here...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:28:00 +0100
Compal's ZeroEdge and Scroll concepts submitted for this year's IF Design Awards (Image Source: IFWDG)

Compal presents Scroll rollable phone concept and ZeroEdge laptop OLED displays

The Scroll smartphone concept in inspired by ancient scrolls and comes with a 10-inch display rolled up inside a stylish tube-like leather finish case, while the ZeroEdge design proposes a 14-inch 99% screen-to-body ratio OLED dis...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:55:00 +0100
The Mi Band 6 is said to have 30 sports modes. (Source: Geekdoing)

The Xiaomi Mi Band 6 might launch soon, possibly in India and Indonesia to start with

Recent leaks have supplied possible evidence of a successor to the popular, affordable Mi Band 5. Now, a new tip asserts that the wearable has been registered with Indonesian and Indian authorities, suggesting it may debut soon in...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 19:27:00 +0100
The new design for the Black Shark 4 series. (Source: TENAA)

The Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro will upgrade to 120W charging in 2021

Black Shark is Xiaomi's line of high-end gaming phones that is thought to have vanilla and Pro variants coming in 2021. They have both been approved by the Chinese authority 3C, which reveals that both of them will have the OEM's ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:54:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 gets a Tiger Lake upgrade. (Image Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo launches the ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 with Tiger Lake vPro and several 16:10 display options

Lenovo has upgraded the ThinkPad X13 Yoga to a Gen 2 version. The ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 now offers Intel Tiger Lake vPro and several 16:10 display options in FHD+ and QHD+ resolutions with low blue light technology and optional ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 15:00:00 +0100
Renders for the full W41 series. (Source: MySmartPrice)

The LG W41 smartphone series is tipped to launch in India soon; full specs for all 3 devices leak

LG is rumored to launch successors to the affordable 2020 W31 and W31 Plus phones soon. The leaker Ishan Agarwal now claims to have spilled more detail on these phones, their new Pro variant included. It is predicted to have the m...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 21:59:00 +0100
Samsung clearing stock of its QLED Galaxy Book Flex Alpha convertible with 10th gen Intel Core i5 for just $390 USD (Source: Samsung)

Deal | Samsung clearing stock of its QLED Galaxy Book Flex Alpha convertible with 10th gen Intel Core i5 for just $390 USD

Educators and students can get the discount for either the Core i5 or Core i7 configurations. The Galaxy Book Flex Alpha is barely a year old and it's arguably one of the best-looking Windows convertibles you can find at this low ...
Allen Ngo, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 19:06:00 +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 Moto E7 Power is now official. (Source: Motorola)

Motorola launches the Moto E7 Power in India

The Moto E7 Power is the latest Motorola phone unleashed on the Indian market. However, it is slightly hard to see where it gets its new product name, as it has the same 5,000mAh battery as the E7 Plus. It also has the same MediaT...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 21 Feb 2021 22:07:00 +0100
The Galaxy S21 is the successor to the Galaxy S20 and is available at a much lower price.

Samsung Galaxy S21 in review: A more powerful and slightly improved version of the Galaxy S20

The Samsung Galaxy S21 succeeds the Galaxy S20 and proves to be a worthy successor to the high-end smartphone in our review: There are some upgrades, a fresh design, and a lower entry price.
Manuel Masiero, Sun, 21 Feb 2021 19:38:00 +0100
The iQOO Neo5's retail packaging leak. (Source: Weibo)

iQOO Neo5: more details on the Snapdragon 870 phone reportedly emerge prior to its launch

The iQOO Neo5 has been touted as something of a flagship killer, as it has been rumored to launch with 88W charging and a punch-hole display in addition to its Snapdragon 870 SoC. Then again, its newest leaks hint that those specs...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 21 Feb 2021 16:55:00 +0100

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 Mi 11 Lite may have its bigger siblings' looks. (Source: The Pixel)

Xiaomi's Mi 11 Lite 5G may debut soon as it is cleared for launch in Singapore

Xiaomi is expected to launch a Lite version of its Mi 11 flagship smartphone soon. It is also rumored to have 4G and 5G variants, both of which have reportedly been certified by the Singaporean regulator IMDA. Therefore, they may ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 21 Feb 2021 15:39:00 +0100
Xiaomi Mi 11 smartphone review

87% Xiaomi Mi 11 review: Strong flagship smartphone with limitations

Finally with WQHD+. The Mi 11 from Xiaomi sets the bar pretty high in terms of price-performance for the year 2021. The Xiaomi flagship smartphone makes its debut with the latest high-end Snapdragon 888 processor, a 108 MP camera, a 120 Hz Super AMOLED panel, and Harman Kardon stereo speakers for a relatively low price. Find out here whether the Xiaomi phone is worth buying.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 6.81" | 196 g
Marcus Herbrich, Sun, 21 Feb 2021 06:16:00 +0100
ZTE teases its MWC Shanghai showcase. (Source: Weibo)

ZTE will launch its second-gen under-display camera at MWC Shanghai 2021

ZTE's CEO, Ni Fei, has confirmed that his company will bring the next generation of its under-display camera to the upcoming MWC Shanghai event. This technology, which features in the OEM's Axon 20 5G, enables a selfie shooter to ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 20 Feb 2021 17:59:00 +0100
The new Rollme Hero. (Source: Rollme)

Rollme's latest smartwatch boasts 4G/LTE, a bezel-free display and a relatively massive 1,600mAh battery

Rollme has just launched the Hero, its latest smartwatch with a completely bezel-free display. This is joined by a nano-SIM card slot for 4G/LTE connectivity in this wearable, not to mention up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal s...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 20 Feb 2021 17:19:00 +0100
Nubia unveils its RedMagic 6 launch teaser. (Source: Weibo)

Nubia schedules its RedMagic 6 launch ahead of that of the ROG Phone 5

Nubia has asserted that its upcoming RedMagic 6 gaming flagship phones will "race ahead" in 2021. To this end, it has just pre-empted Asus' ROG Phone 5 by announcing that this new series will debut on March 4, 2021 - right after A...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 20 Feb 2021 16:26:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy Book Ion will be succeded by the Galaxy Book Pro this May. (Image Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Book Go to feature new Snapdragon 8cx Gen X SoC with 40% faster GPU than the 8cx, will launch alongside the Galaxy Book Pro in May

Samsung will be refreshing its Galaxy Book lineup this May. The upcoming Galaxy Book lineup will include a 11th gen Tiger Lake processor-powered Galaxy Book Pro and a new Snapdragon 8cx Gen X-powered Galaxy Book Go. The leaked sli...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 20 Feb 2021 07:49:00 +0100



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