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79% Motorola One Zoom Smartphone Review: the Motorola One smartphone that isn't really a One...

One camera to rule them all. The quad-camera system of Motorola's One Zoom is supposed to include the right lens for all of life's circumstances. Find out how the Motorola smartphone did and how it differs from previous Motorola One smartphones in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 | Qualcomm Adreno 612 | 6.4" | 190 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:21:00 +0200
The OPPO K5 is now official. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO unveils the new Snapdragon 730G-powered K5

OPPO has launched a new phone, the K5. This event has proved a series of leaks true, as the phone has a new-ish Snapdragon 730G processor, 6GB SKUs and a quad rear camera with a 64MP sensor. The K5 is also the first device to feat...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:04:00 +0200
The square-cammed new ZTE phone. (Source: TENAA)

ZTE jumps on the square-camera bandwagon with the low-end Blade 20

The Chinese regulator TENAA has approved a new phone from the OEM ZTE. It is listed as a 4GB RAM device with a 6.1-inch HD screen and triple cameras in a Pixel-esque square housing. It is set into a rear panel that may be plastic ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:01:00 +0200
OOS 10 is presented on-stage. (Source: YouTube)

OnePlus releases its first stable version of Android 10 for the 7 and 7 Pro

OnePlus has already provided users of its recent 7-series phones with OxygenOS based on Android 10 in the form of official Open Betas. However, those who have not opted into this program can also now upgrade to this new ROM on the...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:49:00 +0200
MIUI 11 may refer to next-gen Xiaomi camera technology. (Source: MIUI)

Next-gen Xiaomi cameras may have up to 50X digital zoom

Xiaomi phones may be upgraded to telephoto lens capable of as much as 50X digital zoom in the near future. Furthermore, their optical zoom specs may improve considerably in the same generations. This rumor has srung from alleged f...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:10:00 +0200
The Meizu 16T's prospective retail listing. (Source: GizmoChina)

Meizu announces a new member of its 16 flagship smartphone series

The OEM Meizu has released teasers for a new phone, the 16T, on Weibo. It will have the same SoC (the Snapdragon 855) as its siblings, the 16s and 16s Pro. However, it will also have a bigger screen and battery compared to these p...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:42:00 +0200
Google Play Store running inside VMOS on the Huawei Mate 30. (Source: Hokoonho/Youtube)

VMOS (sort of) brings Google Play to the Huawei Mate 30

The inability to run Google Play Services on the Huawei Mate 30 has made it a more difficult purchase decision for most in Western markets. VMOS aims to fix this to an extent.
Craig Ward, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 05:50:00 +0200
The Vivo Y3. (Source: Jagran English)

Vivo may launch a "Standard" version of the Y3 soon

The Vivo Y3 is a sub-US$250 phone sold in China. A new leak suggests that the OEM is going to release a second version of this device. It may be called the 'Y3 Standard' and have 2 rear cameras where the original has 3.
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 20:40:00 +0200
The Nokia 7.2 features a teardrop notch and a premium look and feel. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Hands-on: Is the new Nokia 7.2 a pretender or contender in the mid-range segment?

The Nokia 7.2 is the latest handset from Finland-based HMD Global, the official licensees of the Nokia smartphone brand. Like its previous devices it runs Android One but it brings a premium look and feel to a very competitive mid-range market that helps it stand out from the pack.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 12:49:00 +0200
Image via The Linux Gamer

Hands-on video of the Librem 5 Linux phone shows improvements, but there is a lot of work left to do

A new hands-on video of the upcoming Librem 5 shows off how much work Purism has done on the Linux handset. While there's still a lot of wrinkles to iron out, Purism has made substantial progress considering the Librem 5 is built ...
Sam Medley, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 04:38:00 +0200
New Pixel 4 marketing material leaks out ahead of launch. (Source: @evleaks)

Evan Blass leaks official Pixel 4 renders and marketing shots

It might be hard to believe, but the Pixel 4 leaks keep coming. This time serial leaker Evan Blass has leaked official Pixel 4 renders and marketing shots ahead of its official launch next week.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 01:32:00 +0200
Xiaomi could have some advanced screen specs in the works. (Source: GSMArena)

Xiaomi could be the next OEM to the 120Hz display: new rumor

An XDA contributor claims to have found an option to switch a screen's refresh rate from 60 to 120 hertz (Hz) in MIUI 11. This suggests that there is an upcoming Xiaomi phone with this spec in development. This would leap-frog the...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:54:00 +0200
Android teases a dark theme for Google Maps. (Source: Instagram)

A dark theme for Google Maps is finally on the way

The Android Instagram page has recently posted a short video that hints at a dark theme for Google Maps in the near future. It appears to cause every aspect of the app, including the map-markings themselves, to conform to a color ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:21:00 +0200
The displays do not offer a truly seamless experience like the Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X, but it gets quite close. (Source: LG)

LG launches the V50S ThinQ dual-screen 5G smartphone in South Korea

LG is not ready to experiment with folding displays and decided to stick with a more conventional approach that is not as seamless, yet yields similar results. The 6.4-inch dual-screen setup on the new V50S ThinQ handheld can work...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:41:00 +0200
Dell quietly updates its Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition series with Intel 10th gen CPUs and Thunderbolt 3

Dell quietly updates its Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition series with Intel 10th gen CPUs and Thunderbolt 3

The smaller 13.3-inch Inspiron 13 7390 2-in-1 Black Edition has also gotten the same Comet Lake-U treatment albeit with the Core i5-10210U processor instead. The CPU update directly addresses one of the main drawbacks of the Inspi...
Allen Ngo, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 06:21:00 +0200
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

87% Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Smartphone Review: A leap forwards or more of the same?

Max reloaded - Apple returns with three new iPhones, just as it did last year. The biggest and heaviest among them is the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which aims to convince those who like big screens and even photographers with its high-quality triple rear-facing cameras. We put Apple's latest most expensive iPhone under the microscope in this live review.
Update: Live Review finished.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 6.5" | 226 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:47:31 +0200
This is an upcoming feature on OOS 10. (Source: YouTube)

Android 10 on OnePlus will come with an automatic translation feature

OnePlus held a launch event for its 7T series today (October 10, 2019). The OEM also went over OxygenOS 10 - which is based on Android 10 - a new software update that will ship on these new phones and come to older ones soon. Its ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:08:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is introduced on stage. (Source: YouTube)

OnePlus launches the 7T Pro and its McLaren special edition in London

OnePlus has unveiled its second-gen McLaren Edition phone today (October 10, 2019). It is a 12GB/256GB version of the new 7T Pro (which was also unveiled today)...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus | Qualcomm Adreno 640 |
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 18:43:00 +0200
The Oppo Reno Ace brings killer specs for under US$500. (Source: Oppo)

Oppo Reno Ace with Snapdragon 855+, 90 Hz display charges in just 30 minutes for under US$500

Oppo has continued with its spate of Reno branded device launches with the official unveiling of the Reno Ace. The new device looks to be positioned in a similar segment of the market to the OnePlus 7T from sister company OnePlus.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:39:00 +0200
The small notch differentiates the OnePlus 7T from the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Still normal or already Pro? What we noticed while testing the OnePlus 7T.

The OnePlus 7T has become a very high-quality upper class smartphone that clearly stands out from its predecessor. Many features from the OnePlus 7 Pro have bee...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.55" | 190 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 06:25:00 +0200
The Motorola One Macro. (Source: Digital Trends)

Motorola launches the One Macro in India

The Motorola One Macro has become official in India, and will sell for a price of INR 9999 (or about US$140). It is a triple-camera phone, one of which takes 2MP photos with a pixel size of 1.75 microns. The OEM claims that this a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 22:58:00 +0200
Keeping the Galaxy Fold mint could get expensive. (Source: Samsung)

Breaking a Galaxy Fold's screen more than once could cost as much as a whole premium phone

Samsung has released an updated schedule of repair charges for a number of its newer phones. The recently-released Galaxy Fold is at the top of this list. It sh...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 22:25:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G Smartphone Review: A foldable handset with an air of confidence

86% Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G Smartphone Review: A foldable handset with an air of confidence

Nothing for moaners - The Galaxy Fold is the first commercially available foldable smartphone, a device that Samsung has revised after its failed launch earlier this year. Read on to find out whether the changes have been worthwhile and what the Galaxy Fold offers in this detailed review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Daniel Schmidt, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:54:00 +0200
The Nokia 8.1 has a new software update. (Source: HMD Global)

The Nokia 8.1 gets upgraded to Android 10

HMD Global has announced an OTA update to Android 10 for the Nokia 8.1. It is the first of this brand's phones that were included in the beta program for the OS in question to see the stable version. It upgrades the 8.1 with Dark ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 19:30:00 +0200
Realme teases the X2 Pro's front panel. (Source: IndiaShopps)

The Realme X2 Pro will come with a 135Hz touch-response rate

Realme has revealed that the X2 Pro's display will come with a touch-sampling rate of 135 hertz (Hz). This means that the upcoming Snapdragon 855 Plus flagship may have enhanced user-input responses to go with its 90-hertz display...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:24:00 +0200
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6: HP laptop does not deliver its promised LCD brightness

HP EliteBook x360 830 G6: HP laptop does not deliver its promised LCD brightness

HP promises a brightness value of 1000 cd/m² for its EliteBooks with SureView screens. The recently reviewed HP EliteBook x260 830 G6 has an extremely bright screen – but it does not manage to hit the brightness value that the man...
Benjamin Herzig, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:00:00 +0200
The Black Shark 2 Pro. (Source: XDA)

Update | The Black Shark 2 Pro launches in Europe on October 9, 2019

Xiaomi's latest gaming phone, the Black Shark 2 Pro, will be released for sale in Europe on October 9, 2019. It will be sold through the brand's regional website for an as-yet undisclosed price. The 2 Pro is powered by the Snapdra...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:33:00 +0200
Essential's radical Project GEM "reinterprets mobile". (Source: Essential)

Essential reveals radical Project GEM mobile device after lengthy hiatus [Updated]

After being quiet for the best part of twelve to eighteen months, Andy Rubin’s Essential has surfaced with what appears to be a radical reinterpretation of a smartphone. The new mobile device looks to be focused on communication w...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 03:35:00 +0200
The Realme X2. (Source: Realme)

The Realme X2 is now official in China, Snapdragon 730G and all

Realme has launched its new X2 device for the Chinese market today. As rumored, it has an updated processor compared to that contained in its pre-existing variant, the XT. This new version is also the one coming to Europe later th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 23:43:00 +0200
OnePlus 7T

86% OnePlus 7T smartphone review: A large package of improvements

The Pro becomes normal. The OnePlus 7T is a powerful update from its predecessor and comes with many features previously reserved for the "Pro" model. This sounds like a good thing for all buyers, but you'll find out in this review if the budget high-end phone is really worth it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.55" | 190 g
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 20:59:55 +0200
The Exynos 9830 could be the first Korean SoC to integrate custom mobility GPUs from AMD. (Source: iotgadgets)

Leaks suggest upcoming Samsung Exynos 9830 SoC will only use ARM Cortex cores

Samsung might be done tinkering with the ARM core designs, as the Mongoose proprietary cores appear to be missing on the upcoming Exynos 9830. The Korean giant is rumored to drop its two homegrown high-performance cores for a coup...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:32:00 +0200
The Acer ConceptD series has won some 2019 awards. (Source: AnandTech)

Acer wins Good Design 2019 awards for its ConceptD notebooks

The Acer ConceptD 7 and 9 models have won at this year's Good Design awards. Unsurprisingly, this is due to their innovative, creator-focused form factors. Acer have also won 2 more of these honors for the Swift 7 and TravelMate P...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 07 Oct 2019 23:46:00 +0200
Image via Amazon

Amazon Fire HD 10 gets a faster processor and USB Type-C, keeps same $149 price tag

Amazon updated the Fire HD 10 with a faster processor and a new USB Type-C charging port that supports fast charging. There are a few additional upgrades as well. Thankfully, the price tag remains constant at US $149 for the stand...
Sam Medley, Mon, 07 Oct 2019 19:02:00 +0200
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7-1065G7 Review: Faster Than Any XPS 13 Before It

86% Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7-1065G7 Review: Faster Than Any XPS 13 Before It

The Intel Athena Poster Child. With mobile AMD Ryzen finally catching up to Intel's long-running ULV Core U series, all eyes have been on Ice Lake and Comet Lake-U to see how Intel would respond. Pressure has been on Dell to knock it out of the park with its second generation XPS 13 2-in-1 especially since it is the first to ship with the Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7. The flagship convertible mostly succeeds with a few caveats.
Intel Core i7-1065G7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 13.4" | 1.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Sat, 05 Oct 2019 21:47:26 +0200
The Pixel 4 can take some stunning astronomy shots. (Source: 9to5Google)

Google Pixel 4 camera samples show off great selfies, portraits, and... the Milky Way

Original camera samples from the Pixel 4 have leaked out, once again proving that the Pixel phones are the ones to beat when it comes to mobile photography. The samples show photos from a variety of camera modes the most interesti...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 05 Oct 2019 21:20:00 +0200
The Realme X2 Pro may be here soon. (Source: Realme)

The Realme X2 Pro comes with Dolby-powered dual speakers and is headed for Europe

Realme has announced that its upcoming flagship, the X2 Pro, will have dual stereo speakers. Furthermore, they will be equipped with Dolby Atmos and "hi-res" audio. The brand has not given a launch date for this phone, but is now ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 05 Oct 2019 17:51:00 +0200
The Reno2 F is the latest in its series. (Source: GSMArena)

OPPO will launch its Reno2 series in the UK in October 2019

The Reno2 line of smartphones will become available in a new market, the UK, on October 16, 2019. OPPO is calling this event "Reno Studio Earth", during which the Reno2, Reno2 Z and Reno2 F will be released to this region. The las...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 04 Oct 2019 20:31:00 +0200
The putative Enjoy 10. (Source: Twitter)

Huawei allegedly adds a new device to its Enjoy smartphone series

A Huawei device with the novel model number ART-TL00x has appeared on the TENAA regulator's website. As this phone has dual cameras, is described as having an HD 6.39-inch screen and the Kirin 710F SoC, it may be intended as a suc...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 04 Oct 2019 17:08:00 +0200
A future OnePlus device? (Source: OnLeaks/CashKaro)

OnePlus will adopt punch-hole screens and wireless charging in 2020: new leak

OnLeaks and CashKaro have posted a new set of renders that suggest an upgrade to an in-display camera in the OnePlus 7's successor. The 2 groups also now assert that this device will support wireless charging. Otherwise, this phon...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 23:15:00 +0200
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14API Review: Ryzen 5 raises the bar

81% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14API Review: Ryzen 5 raises the bar

Decent home convertible. Lenovo's IdeaPad Flex 14API features a Ryzen 5 APU, dual-channel RAM, and an NVMe SSD. In addition to finger input, its IPS touchscreen display also supports the optional Lenovo Active Pen 2.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 22:38:40 +0200
Lenovo Ideapad Flex 14API Review: Ryzen 5 raises the bar

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 14API convertible with good performance

Lenovo’s Ideapad Flex 14API is equipped with a Ryzen 5 APU, dual-channel RAM, and an NVMe SSD. Its IPS touchscreen supports the Lenovo Active Pen 2. Unfortunately, the display turned out to be one of the Flex 14’s major weaknesses...
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 22:36:00 +0200
Is this how the iPhone SE line will evolve? (Source: MacRumors)

The cut-price iPhone SE2 will arrive in 2020: Ming-Chi Kuo

The latest leaked research note allegedly sent to TF International Securities by the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that Apple does have a second-gen SE in the works. It will apparently be released in the first quarter of 2020 and...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 18:39:00 +0200
A 5G variant of the Galaxy Tab S6 is enroute. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Tab S6 to get 5G variant, will be first 5G tablet on the market

Samsung has been helping to blaze the 5G smartphone trail and it looks set to do the same for tablets. A new Galaxy Tab S6 variant has been spotted going through a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certification process that also carries the la...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 07:50:00 +0200
Windows 10 X comes with a redesigned Start menu and is tailored for dual-screen devices. (Source: Microsoft)

Windows 10X — A 'Lite' version for Windows 10 for dual-screen devices sans live tiles

During the unveiling of the Surface Neo, Microsoft also showed off an early build of Windows 10X — a Windows 10 version that is tailored exclusively for dual-screen devices. Windows 10X will allow users to run regular Win32 apps w...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:57:00 +0200
The Surface Duo is the Surface phone we've been waiting for. (Source: Microsoft)

The mythical Surface phone just got real: Microsoft shows off the dual-screen Surface Duo smartphone running a custom Android build

Microsoft has taken wraps off the Surface Duo, a Surface device that offers telephony capabilities. The Surface Duo runs on a custom version of Android built in partnership with Google and will feature support for apps from the Go...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:47:00 +0200
The Surface Pro 7 is unveiled on stage. (Source: Microsoft)

The Surface Pro 7 defines itself through power, performance - and USB type C ports

The Surface Pro 7 has finally stepped up to USB type C support. Otherwise, it remains a 12.3-inch 2-in-1 with advanced Pen features and a refined Type Keyboard attachment. The Pro 7 starts at US$749 and ships from October 22, 2019...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:25:00 +0200
Microsoft is expected to unveil 13-inch and 15-inch versions of Surface Laptop 13 tomorrow. (Image source: @evleaks)

Updated | Surface Laptop 3 13-inch and 15-inch marketing images surface

Prolific leaker Evan Blass has given us a look at the upcoming 13-inch and 15-inch versions of the Surface Laptop 3 a day early, with Microsoft expected to announce the series tomorrow at its next Surface hardware event. The photo...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:35:38 +0200
The first official render of the Pixel 4 has surfaced. (Source: @evleaks)

Google Pixel 4 revealed in full as official render leaks out

The Pixel 4 has already been quite heavily leaked ahead of its launch, including by Google itself. However, the first official render that clearly shows the entirety of the front and rear of the device has now surfaced as well.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 06:19:00 +0200
Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone Review: More than just an affordable Apple smartphone

87% Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone Review: More than just an affordable Apple smartphone

Colourful - New colours, dual rear-facing cameras, Wi-Fi 6 and a bigger battery; those are the improvements that the iPhone 11 has over the iPhone XR in a nutshell. Read in our detailed live review to see whether the cheapest of this year's iPhones can live up to expectations.
Update: Live Review completed.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 6.1" | 194 g
Daniel Schmidt, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:19:08 +0200
The Galaxy Fold is about to go on sale in India. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Fold could be over US$2000 in India

Samsung India will open registrations for the Galaxy Fold in this country on October 4, 2019. On this date, it will reportedly be sold for INR 164,999 - which e...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 01 Oct 2019 20:57:00 +0200

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