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Huawei has issued its first statement following the revoking of its Android license. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei issues statement in response to Android ban, puts on a brave face

Huawei has issued a statement in response to the devastating news that it has lost its Google Android license. The besieged Chinese telecoms and consumer electronics giant has promised to continue to provide security updates and s...
The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 stuck on the Dell splash screen when attempting to wake from sleep

Buying a Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1? Initial batches may have wake-from-sleep problems

While we can't speak for retail units already out in the wild, our specific test unit fails to wake properly after closing the lid or entering sleep mode. We recommend owners out there to double-check this or share your experience...
The LV bag with interactive Royole display panels. (Source: Royole)

Royole and Louis Vuitton team up to put flexible displays into fashion

The super-pricey style house Louis Vuitton has unveiled a new range called "Canvas of the Future". This, appropriately enough, means bags that incorporate flexible displays from the OEM Royole. These displays can make the side of ...
Dell claimed to have fixed the XPS 15 9570's DPC latency issues with BIOS 1.10.1. (Image source: Dell)

Updated | Dell has not eliminated the DPC latency issues that have been affecting the XPS 15 9570

Dell promised the earth, so it should come as no surprise that it has failed to meet expectations. The company had promised that it had fixed the latency issues that have been affecting the XPS 15 9570. Alas, it seems that the com...
An image form the latest 'OPPO foldable phone' patent. (Source: MobielKopen)

More new OPPO patents showing foldable phone prototypes emerge

A Dutch blog claims to have unearthed patents filed with the Chinese intellectual property office (SIPO) by the OEM OPPO. They show a mobile device that is clearly foldable. The documents show that the company is considering eithe...
Concept render of a Google Pixel 4 smartphone in black. (Image source: Twitter/Jonas Daehnert)

Fresh Pixel 4 concept images show Google what users want

New variants of the Pixel 3 have just been released by Google and already there is plenty of speculation about what the Pixel 4 will offer and how it will look. There’s even a rumor that the Pixel 4 could come with a button-less d...
Both XPS 15 9560 SKUs that we have tested scored at least 87% overall. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Take over 40% off a refurbished XPS 15 9560 SKU until midnight tomorrow

Dell Outlet is selling one XPS 13 9560 SKU at a huge discount. The machine comes with an Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake processor and a 4K touchscreen display. The device also has a 97 Wh battery and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. The S...
OnePlus 7 Pro

90% OnePlus 7 Pro Smartphone Review

Live Review. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company’s new flagship. The device has a huge notch-free display, triple rear-facing cameras and much more. Read on to find out whether this so-called flagship beater can live up to expectations.
Update: GPS section updated, PWM measurements and additional test photos added.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.67" | 206 g
The Exynos chip headed for the Galaxy S12 will be built on Samsung's breakthrough 3nm GAA fab process. (Source: Samsung)

Minimum 50% battery life boost for Galaxy S12 over S10 thanks to Samsung fab breakthrough

Samsung Semiconductor held its Foundry Forum this week and announced a breakthrough in its fabrication process for making the Exynos chips that power its Galaxy smartphones. The new technique will give the company at least a 12-mo...
The Mate 20 X now has a 5G variant set to go on sale in Europe next month. (Source: Huawei)

Mate 20 X 5G coming to Europe next month

Huawei has revealed what will be its first 5G smartphone to hit the market. The device is an update of the behemoth Mate 20 X that features the Chinese company’s home-grown Balong 5000 5G chipset.
Huawei Y6 2019

79% Huawei Y6 (2019) Smartphone Review

Art in leather. On the company's website, Huawei mostly highlights the new Y6's (2019) display, selfie camera, sound quality and camera quality in low light. Huawei also emphasizes performance – we're dealing with an entry-level model here. Is the Huawei Y6 (2019) able to live up to the expectations it has raised?
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 | PowerVR GE8300 | 6.09" | 150 g
The K20 "demon king" mascot hints at a key aspect of the front of this phone. (Source: Weibo)

The Redmi K20 is now touted as the lightest pop-up camera flagship around

Redmi is currently building a vortex of hype for its upcoming Snapdragon 855 flagship. As a result, it has teased its name (the K20) and a few key specs of the phone to keep us interested. One is its pop-up selfie camera, which, a...
The Blackview BV9700 Pro. (Source: Blackview)

The Blackview BV9700 Pro attracts over US$100,000 on Indiegogo in 24 hours

The BV9700 Pro is a phone described as "beyond rugged" by its manufacturer, Blackview. This OEM has put its new device on Indiegogo, as part of a campaign in which it was looking for about US$20,000 to help make it. However, its b...
The One Mix 2S has a 7-inch Full HD display. (Image source: One-Netbook)

One-Netbook is preparing the One Mix 3S with Core i5-8200Y for release

One-Netbook has another product coming to the market in the form of the One Mix 3S mini laptop. The 8.4-inch computer will be powered by an Intel Core i5-8200Y and pack 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD in its compact frame. According to...
Sony's Xperia 1 is the first smartphone with a 4K HDR OLED display. (Source: Sony)

Sony's Xperia 1 goes on sale July 12 for US$949

Arguably the most anticipated Sony flagship smartphone for some time, the Xperia 1 has finally got an official launch date. First revealed in February, the device will officially go on sale from July 12 priced at US$949 and will b...
The video also presents red, blue and black Moto Razr variants. (Source: Weibo)

Leaked Moto Razr 2019 video shows detailed folding mechanism

The renders in the video are based on the marketing shots detailing the contents of the Moto Razr 2019 package leaked a few weeks ago. Additionally we get a closer look at the hinge system that uses dual gears to smooth out the sc...
The Meizu 16Xs is rumored to get a 48 MP main sensor for its rear triple-cam setup. (Source: TENAA)

Meizu 16Xs renders leaked on TENAA

TENAA already added the front and rear renders for the 16Xs, but the specs are not yet in the database. Still word on the street is that the handheld will be powered by the Snapdragon 712 SoC coupled with 6 GB of RAM and up to 128...
Micro- and mini-LEDs may be the future of lighting. (Source: IEEE Spectrum)

The mini- and micro-LED market set to grow by at least 100% over next 5 years

Micro- and mini-LEDs may make up the next generation of high-end displays after AMOLED. At present, however, they are more of a niche-application product. However, new research indicates that their market will grow to be worth US$...
The Chuwi MiniBook will come in two versions and three colours (Image source: Chuwi)

Save 25% on a Chuwi MiniBook pre-order, the 8.0-inch GPD and One Mix competitor

The Chuwi MiniBook will come in two versions, the most powerful of which will feature an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, 8 GB LPDRR4 RAM and a 128 GB SSD. Chuwi will reportedly bring the ultra-mobile PC to crowdfunding platform Ind...
The Vivo Y3. (Source:

Vivo Y3 released in China

The Vivo Y3 has been launched in China. As projected through its leaks, it is a budget device, albeit one with triple rear cameras and an extra-large battery. The Y3 is available in pink or blue shades for about US$217.
Image via Asus

Asus ZenFone 6 is official and may be one of the best phones of the year

The ZenFone 6, announced today, offers a unique solution to the notch problem plaguing modern smartphones. In addition to its flagship specifications, the ZenFone 6 features a rotating camera module that flips the dual-camera arra...
The fixed Galaxy Fold models feature reduced hinge gaps and a screen protective film that is harder to peel away. (Source: Gizmodo)

Samsung's improvements for the Galaxy Fold already being tested by Korean carriers

Fixes for the Galaxy Fold models that should be launched in June include reduced top and bottom hinge gaps, as well as an improved version of the screen protective film that has its ends tucked into the edges of the case. Samsung ...
Redmi's "Big Devil" mascot is showing us how the K20 will wipe out the competition.  (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Redmi K20 impressive AnTuTu scores leaked

Redmi K20 looks to be 25% faster than a Galaxy S10 model, even though they are both powered by the same Snapdragon 855 SoC. Rumor has it that a Pro version with more RAM and a bigger screen is also in the works. Furthermore, Redmi...
The alleged Intel patent in image form. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Intel may be working on a particularly futuristic smartphone

According to a patent filed with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), Intel may be considering the manufacture of its own smartphone. This device may follow the dual-display trend set by Vivo and Nubia, and also allegedl...
The One Mix 3 is One-netbook's largest ultra-mobile PC to date. (Image source: One-netbook)

One Mix 3: The 8.4-inch convertible Chuwi and GPD challenger is available to order worldwide for US$759.99

Right on cue, the One Mix 3 has gone on sale, just as One-netbook said it would. The ultra-compact laptop has an 8.4-inch 2K touchscreen display with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, 8 GB RAM...
Nubia will start selling the Red Magic 3 on its own site soon. (Source: Nubia)

Nubia will release the Red Magic 3 for sale through its own channels soon

The Red Magic 3, Nubia's latest gaming smartphone, is available outside China, albeit through some third-party resellers. Now, however, the OEM has announced that it is about to ship the phone itself to numerous international loca...
The Motorola One Vision is available from today in Brazil and features a 21:9 display. (Source: Motorola)

Motorola officially launches the One Vision with a 21:9 CinemaVision display

Motorola’s latest One series phone has been officially unveiled. The new One Vision is a premium mid-range smartphone that is the first from the company with a punch-hole display and features a 48MP camera, not from Sony, but from...
The Vivo APEX 2019 concept is the first to demonstrate a buttonless design. (Source: Vivo)

A pinch of salt required for latest Pixel 4 leak, but it still might not be to everyone's taste

First they took away our headphone jack, next they cut out part of our phone displays. Now, according to a fresh rumor, Google could be set to eliminate physical buttons altogether from the Pixel 4.
The render showing an alleged OPPO phone with a punch-hole camera. (Source: IndiaShopps)

Update | Leaks that point to new OPPO phone with "Gundam Custom Edition" emerge

According to some renders that have surfaced online, OPPO is allegedly preparing a new device. As this phone has a central punch-hole selfie camera, it may not be of the recently-launched Reno series. The leaker Ice universe has a...
RugGear RG650

76% RugGear RG650 Smartphone Review

Something cheap for the great outdoors. The RugGear RG650 is a 200-Euro (~$223) smartphone that possesses all the features that will enable it to survive in the wild. Read our review to find out whether the RG650 truly has what it takes, given its price, or whether RugGear cut costs in other places.
Mediatek MT6739WW | PowerVR GE8100 | 5.5" | 196 g
A compound render based on the "Hisense patent" images. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Hisense allegedly patents a true camera/phone hybrid

Hisense has reportedly filed a patent for a device that looks like a conventional camera on one side and a phone on the other. If this concept sounds less than unique, that's because it is. However, the Chinese OEM's apparent new ...
These are the first renders of the Sony Xperia 2 expected to launch in September. (Source: CashKaro)

First Sony Xperia 2 details leak out, looks to be a "compact" Xperia 1

Sony is cooking up an Xperia 2 smartphone and it will take the role of a something akin to its Compact line of models in the past. It will offer many of the flagship Xperia 1 features but will come in a less tall 6.1-inch display ...
The OnePlus 7 Pro's DxOMark score. (Source: YouTube)

The OnePlus 7 Pro hits the big time in DxOMark's camera tests

During the OnePlus 7 Series launch event (on May 14, 2019), the OEM announced that the flagship of this line scored 111 in its DxOMark review. This puts it behind just 2 other premium devices in the benchmark's rankings.
The OnePlus7 Pro's selfie camera makes for an all-display front panel. (Source: YouTube)

The OnePlus 7 Pro's screen is the notchless panel that was promised

The OnePlus 7 series has just been announced today (May 14, 2019). The marquee device of this event was decidedly not the 7, as it is a direct upgrade for 2018-looking hardware. The Pro variant, on the other hand, may be a quantum...
The Lifebook U939X is among the lightest convertibles in its class. (Source: Fujitsu)

Fujitsu introduces Lifebook U939X ultralight business class convertible

This 13.3-inch business convertible is among the lightest in its class, with a 0.67-inch profile and 2.2 lbs weight. CPU options include Intel's Core i5-8265U, i5-8365U and i7-8665U Whiskey Lake CPUs, and users may add up to 16 GB...
All images via HP

HP's Omen X 2S has a second display, à la Razer's OG Blade

The HP Omen X 2S is a thin-and-light gaming laptop that features a secondary 6-inch touchscreen display directly above the keyboard. While the device is a capable gaming laptop in its own right, the secondary display could be a ga...
RugGear RG850

79% RugGear RG850 Smartphone Review

No bricks here. While most outdoor smartphones resemble a brick, RugGear has given the RG850 a more understated design that makes it look more like a traditional smartphone. The manufacturer has not sacrificed features to achieve this either, which is impressive. Read on to find out whether the RG850 can stand out from its competitors and how it performs in our tests.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.99" | 209 g
TP-Link Neffos C9A

80% TP-Link Neffos C9A Smartphone Review

For patient beginners. TP-Link directs its Neffos C9A at users with low expectations and demands from a smartphone. Users will need patience using this affordable Android device as the system can be a little slow. Find out which other characteristics the TP-Link Neffos C9A has to offer in our review.
Mediatek MT6739 | PowerVR GE8100 | 5.45" | 145 g
Realme U1 Smartphone Hands-on Review

Realme U1 Smartphone Hands-on Review

Helio P70 says Hello! MediaTek's new SoC, the Helio P70, finds its first customer in the Realme U1. The Realme U1 comes across as a capable mid-range smartphone under ₹10,000 (~$145) that aims to please most users. Does the Realme U1 have the guts to take on some of the other prominent players in this space? More importantly, how well does it harness the power of MediaTek's new mid-range offering? Let's find out in this detailed hands-on review.
Mediatek Helio P70 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.3" | 168 g
Official promo vids for the OnePlus 7 Pro have hit YouTube ahead of the official reveal later today. (Source: OnePlus)

Official OnePlus 7 Pro product promo vids have already hit YouTube ahead of today's launch

Official promo videos for the One Plus 7 Pro have landed on YouTube mere hours before their official launch. The videos give us the best look yet at what is sure to be one of the most sough-after Android smartphones released this ...
Lenovo has taken the covers off a stunning foldable PC prototype currently targeted for launch in 2020. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo reveals prototype foldable ThinkPad X1 laptop

Lenovo has revealed what it is calling the “world’s first foldable PC” at its Accelerate 19 conference in Orlando, Florida. Currently in prototype, the device may form part of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 family should the Chinese PC make...
Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 now shipping with world's first PC proximity sensor (Source: Dell)

Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 now shipping with world's first PC proximity sensor

Login to Windows just by walking up to your laptop. Dell's ExpressSign-in security feature works with Intel's Context Sensing Technology to automatically wake or lock the laptop before the IR camera even has a chance to work.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series could be released in September. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Browser benchmark reveals Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro 5G model's aspect ratio

A browser benchmark for a device with the model name “SM-N976V” has been spotted, and it has offered up an interesting morsel of information about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phablets. In yet another subtle, but still expe...
The Reno Z is a new, pop-up-free OPPO phone. (Source: MySmartPrice)

'Shark fin-less' version of the OPPO Reno allegedly found on carrier's website

The OPPO Reno line usually stands out due to the unique angular pop-up selfie-cam module the OEM has installed in it to keep the screen clear of a notch. However, a new variant of this smartphone series has allegedly popped up on ...
Google has started to openly talk about the hidden desktop mode in the Android Q beta. (Source: Google)

Google drip feeds a few details about the hidden desktop mode in Android Q

Google has started to spill some of the details about its new desktop mode previously spotted hidden within the Android Q beta. At developer talk, Google revealed it is actively working on the functionality and is also encouraging...
UMIDIGI has a store on now. (Source: eBay)

UMIDIGI enters the Australian smartphone market via Amazon and eBay

The Australian smartphone market could benefit from more choices as much as any other. Accordingly, the OEM UMIDIGI is now selling its devices in this country, via its eBay and Amazon sites. They will include the new A5 Pro, a bud...
Google's Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will be eligible to enroll in the Android Q beta program from next month. (Source: Google)

Pixel 3a, 3a XL won't be enrolled in Android Q beta program till next month

When Google unveiled the list of devices that will support the beta version of its next-generation operating system Android Q, it was notable that the brand new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones weren’t on the list of eligible ...
HTC is planning a cheaper sequel to the Exodus blockchain smartphone dubbed the Exodus 1s. (Source: HTC)

HTC announces plans for the Exodus 1s, a cheaper blockchain smartphone

HTC has announced that it is currently working on the Exodus 1s, a cheaper blockchain smartphone. The device follows in the footsteps of the original Exodus flagship smartphone that is now sold out.
Did you get your hopes up about the possibilities for Samsung's new 64 MP ISOCELL sensor? (Image source: Droid Life)

We have some bad news about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Ice universe has retaken to Twitter with another teaser about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10. This time, he has got people speculating and talking about something that the flagship phablet series may, or may not, have.
A render showing the 'Y3' in its Peach Powder color. (Source: IndiaShopps)

The Vivo Y3, an entry-level phone with a triple camera, leaks out

Recently, a Vivo phone with the model number V1901A (or V1901T) has surfaced on Geekbench. With its 4GB of RAM, Android 9 ROM and 2.3GHz SoC, its specs hint at a new solid budget option waiting in the wings. Its TENAA listing supp...



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