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Sony Xperia XZ2

89% Sony Xperia XZ2 Smartphone Review

Everything in HDR. HDR is the key term for Sony's new high-end smartphone Xperia XZ2: The display supports HDR 10 and is able to upscale content to HDR, while the camera can record videos in HDR. Can this be seen as a real innovation or does it not suffice to compete on the market?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 | Qualcomm Adreno 630 | 5.7" | 198 g
The Galaxy X looks quite similar to Microsoft's Surface Phone designs. (Source: AndroidLeo)

Samsung Galaxy X concept gets inspired by Microsoft's Surface Phone

While it is still not clear if Samsung is going to release any foldable phones in 2018 or 2019, sleek 3D renders of a rumored Galaxy X model make an appearance in the wild, depicting a device with 1 external display and 2 other in...
Opera Touch browser for Android (Source: Opera Blogs)

Opera Touch is a new mobile browser optimized for one-handed use

Opera Touch is a new mobile browser from Opera Software that is only available for Android now, but an iOS version will arrive later this year as well. Its main highlight is Flow, a feature that syncs the desktop Opera browser wit...
The Nokia X6 will be the first under HMD to feature a notched display. (Source: Weibo)

Fresh Nokia X6 render leaks and (surprise!), it has a notched display

The Nokia X6 has just been leaked in fresh renders and if you were hoping that it would feature a notched display, your wishes have been granted. It will be the first device from the reborn brand to feature a notched display, but ...
The LG G7 display will be super bright and color accurate. (Source: LG)

The LG G7 might "only" have an LCD display, but it packs some tricks up its sleeve

The forthcoming LG G7 ThinQ will be fighting an uphill battle as one of the handful of flagship Android smartphones still using an LCD display. However, its IPS LCD display will be armed with super brightness and high color accura...
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 rugged Windows tablet with Intel RealSense 3D camera (Source: NotebookCheck)

Panasonic intros the Toughpad FZ-M1 rugged tablet with Intel RealSense 3D camera

Unveiled back at MWC 2018, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is now available in Europe starting at the equivalent of over US$2,500 (without taxes). The highlights of this rugged Windows 10 Pro tablet with a fanless design include a su...
Dell Latitude 5491/5591 coming with Coffee Lake-H and GeForce MX130 options (Source: Dell)

Dell Latitude 5491/5591 coming with Coffee Lake-H and GeForce MX130 options

The 5491 and 5591 will target power users who need more performance than what Intel's U-Series of CPUs can offer. Both models will cram in 45 W Coffee Lake-H processors into a chassis design originally meant for 15 W Kaby Lake-R C...
Dell OptiPlex 7760 AIO. (Source: Dell)

Dell announces two new OptiPlex 7460 and 7760 AIO with pop-up webcams and a refreshed OptiPlex 5060 Micro

Today Dell has announced three new models in their business and corporate orientated OptiPlex line of desktop computers, which are currently in their 25th year of production. These new models include two All-in-one (AIO) and a mic...
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 convertible with Cofee Lake and Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL (Source: Dell)

Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is a business version of the XPS 9575, but with Radeon Pro WX graphics

The new Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is a less powerful — but convertible — sibling of the 15.6-inch Precision 5530 mobile workstation. Its specs are similar to those of the Dell XPS 9575, but this mobile workstation features Radeon...
Dell Precision 5530 mobile workstation with Coffee Lake-H and NVIDIA Quadro options (Source: Dell)

Dell Precision 5530 business version of the XPS 9570 now official, Quadro P1000/P2000 graphics in tow

Available in Platinum Silver and Brushed Onyx, the 15.6-inch Dell Precision 5530 is the brand's smallest mobile workstation. Its comprehensive list of hardware options includes 8th generation Intel Core i5, i7, and i9 processors, ...
Windows 10 Mobile on a Lumia phone. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft adds mobile APIs back into Windows 10, possibly for Surface Phone

It appears that the phone call related APIs that Microsoft removed from Windows 10 in the Fall Creators Update have been added back again in Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17650, which rolled out to the 'Skip Ahead Insiders' channel....
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51 (i5-8250U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

81% Acer Spin 3 SP314-51 (i5-8250U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Wasted potential. The Acer Spin 3 SP314-51 comes with a powerful quad-core processor, dual-channel-enabled RAM and an SSD. The battery life is also good. However, the fan is uncomfortably loud under load.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Dell XPS 15 9575 (i5-8305G, Vega M GL, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Dell XPS 15 9575 (i5-8305G, Vega M GL, FHD) Convertible Review

Instant XPS classic. Dell is betting big on the unproven Kaby Lake-G platform and its MagLev keyboard to carry the new XPS 15 2-in-1 forward. The end result feels like the XPS we know and love while being thinner, quieter, cooler, and nearly as powerful as the standard XPS 15 that it derives from.
Intel Core i5-8305G | AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Moto E5 Plus. (Source: Motorola)

Moto E5, E5 Plus, and E5 Play announced: Power efficient hardware and large batteries

Moto’s G-series of mid-range smartphones tends to get most of the attention, but their lower specced E-series continues to offer budget-friendly options — if you’re willing to accept a few compromises. For those who hold battery l...
Purported image of the iPhone SE 2 case showing a glass back. (Source: Slashleaks)

iPhone SE 2 could launch in May, Apple could be stuck with Samsung for OLED panels

Apple's iPhone SE sequel could be set for a May launch and will only feature upgraded internals for the most part, according to the latest rumors. Meanwhile, Apple looks like it will have to stick with Samsung as its sole supplier...
This is only a fan-made render of a golden Xiaomi Mi7 back plate. (Source: WCCFTech)

Xiaomi Mi7 first to include Qualcomm's 3D facial recognition tech

Apple's iPhone X may have been the first to integrate the FaceID feature, but Android smartphones are set to get a refined version with Qualcomm's latest 3D facial scanning this year. While Samsung and Huawei are hard at work on t...
Daisy's robotic arm is able to tear down up to 200 handsets per hour. (Source: Apple)

Apple presents Daisy, the iPhone recycling robot

Daisy can dismantle up to 200 handsets per hour while salvaging a variety of materials that can be reused in future devices. This is part of Apple's GiveBack program that incentivizes users to turn in their old models for dismantl...
Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone Review

92% Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone Review

Marvelous! Huawei sets new standards in mobile photography with the Leica Triple Camera, and with the P20 Pro currently delivers the best overall package in a flagship smartphone. Read in our review why this is so and how the Huawei P20 Pro beats the competition.
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 6.1" | 174 g
The Honor 10 is a cheaper P20 alternative. (Source: Honor)

Huawei launches the Honor 10, a cheaper P20 alternative

Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei, has rolled out the Honor 10, its flagship smartphone for 2018. Aimed at a younger Asian market, the Honor 10 has has funky looks with more than a hint of the P20 for a fraction of the price.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (Core i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (Core i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

Best of both worlds. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a sleek 2-in-1 for business professionals. While the top of the line configuration is an excellent machine, this mid-tier model may be the best solution for most users in need of a well-styled hybrid business device.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
BQ Aquaris X Pro Smartphone Review

85% BQ Aquaris X Pro Smartphone Review

Spanish middle class. With the Aquaris X Pro, BQ presents us with a 5.2-inch Android all-rounder with no killer features on the one hand, but also no weaknesses worth mentioning on the other. Update: camera performance improved
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.2" | 158 g
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Smartphone Review

92% Huawei Mate 10 Pro Smartphone Review

Wow, but with minor pitfalls. With the Pro version of the Mate 10 series, we currently have the strongest Huawei smartphone in our test. The storage equipment and camera have been improved, and the Chinese phone now has an OLED screen in the 2:1 format. Together with the Kirin 970, a SoC that has an additional NPU is used. Sounds great, but Huawei has made cuts in some places.
Update: Firmware B127 with improved power consumption and Amazon Video app. Update: Google Assistant can now enable the display.
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 6" | 178 g
Since the iPhone SE 2 is said to still feature a 4-inch display, the dreaded notch is most likely to stay away from this model. (Source: Apple)

Rumor | Apple iPhone SE 2 could be announced soon

A recent EEC approval filing revealed that Apple could be preparing to launch a slew of unannounced mobile devices and one of these could be the iPhone SE 2. No specific hardware specs were revealed in the EEC file, but the iPhone...
BQ Aquaris VS Plus

81% BQ Aquaris VS Plus Smartphone Review

Purist. Straightforward design, slimmed-down features, no charger - At first, the BQ Aquaris VS Plus doesn't seem like a phone to fall in love with. But the stock Android, the good cameras and the low price make up for a lot. Is the Spanish smartphone worth considering?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.5" | 183 g
What Apple's September 2018 iPhone lineup could look like. (Source: KGI Securities)

Rumored 6.1-inch notched LCD iPhone could start from just US$550

Apple could be set to introduce the rumored 6.1-inch LCD iPhone "9" starting from as low as US$550, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. Kuo also predicts that Apple will start selling dual SIM, dual standby (DSDS) iP...
Nomu M6 Smartphone Review

72% Nomu M6 Smartphone Review

Outdoor color play. At first glance, the Nomu M6 was convincing with its fresh design and its decent build quality. The low-end hardware can be justified with the low purchase price, even if only barely. However, the case is not the only thing with rough edges here.
Mediatek MT6737T | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5" | 182 g
A closer look at the back case design (Source: Weibo)

ZTE Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone revealed in leaked pictures

Despite all the bad publicity ZTE is getting these days, the Chinese company is well on its way to officially reveal the Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone on April 19. The latest leaked picture from Weibo reveals a 2:1 Infinity Di...
The Dell XPS 15 9570. (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor: The Dell XPS 15 9570 could be available by end of April

The Dell XPS 15 9570 could be available by the end of April according to Dell's Frank Azor. Pre-orders seem to be live at the moment but they require a purchase of a pre-order gift card via Cashstar, which has caused quite a flutt...
The only official image of the Honor 10 shows the back. (Source: Weibo)

Honor 10 specs leaked on TENAA

TENAA reveals that the Honor 10 will come with a 5.84-inch LCD screen capable of displaying 2280 x 1080 pixels, and rumors claim that there's an upper notch, as well. The rear camera setup comprises a 16 P + 24 MP combo with “sema...
The Infinity Display tech considerably reduces the upper and lower bezels. (Source: BGR)

Samsung Galaxy J6 to come with Infinity Displays according to FCC

This year, Samsung is porting the Infinity Display technology from the high-end Galaxy S and Note models to the more mid-rangy A and J series. According to FCC, the latest model to get the 18.5:9 aspect ratio Infinity Display scre...
Could this be a preview of the Samsung Galaxy S 'X'? (Source: Mobielkopen)

Samsung display patent shows notched display could come to Galaxy S

The next Galaxy S flagship phone from Samsung could well incorporate a notched display, if a new patent application is any indication. Also in tow is a second Galaxy Note-like design that is completely bezel-less.
Honor 7C selection. (Source: Honor)

Honor 7A and 7C now official, bringing premium features to budget phones

Honor, Huawei’s online-focused brand, announced today their new budget-range Honor 7A and Honor 7C smartphones. While most of the specifications are as expected for this end of the market, these would be among the cheapest smartph...
The Sony XZ2 Premium is official with 4K HDR display, dual rear cameras. (Source: Sony)

Sony XZ2 Premium official with 4K display, dual rear cameras

Sony has surprised by making the XZ2 Premium official less than two months after the launch of the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. The new flagship features a 4K HDR display and dual rear cameras as well as a host of other other upgrades ove...
The Samsung Chromebook Pro now includes a backlit keyboard. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Chromebook Pro gets refresh with backlit keyboard

The Samsung Pro now comes with its most requested feature -- a backlit keyboard. In all other respects the device remains the same, but its newest feature makes it a viable alternative for users who normally buy higher end Windows...
BQ Aquaris VS

82% BQ Aquaris VS Smartphone Review

More or less? The BQ Aquaris VS is only available directly from the manufacturer. There is the more widely available BQ Aquaris V though, which while looking practically identical, is priced differently and with different specifications. Find out in this review whether the BQ Aquaris VS is worth its limited availability.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.2" | 165 g
The Microsoft Surface Dial is most useful when used on-screen with supported applications. (Source: Microsoft)

Firmware update finally brings on-screen Surface Dial support to the Surface Pro 4

Artists, designers, and editors with Surface Pro 4's can now enjoy full on-screen controls when using a Surface Dial on their Surface device. The Surface Dial provides basic functionality for all Bluetooth 4.0 LE equipped Windows ...
The gaming controller is compatible with other 5.99-inch models and is sold separately. (Source: Black Shark)

Xiaomi's Black Shark gaming phone officially revealed with liquid cooling solution

The Black Shark gaming phone comes with totally unique features that include a 550 nits 5.99-inch display, special detachable game controller, sturdy back design for improved grip, watercooling system that allows the SoC to run at...
The 2-in-1 convertible can even be considered a slim gaming laptop.

85% Acer Nitro 5 Spin NP515 (i7-8550U, GTX 1050) Convertible Review

Display upgrade vs. SSD downgrade. On the outside, the Acer Nitro 5 Spin is easily recognizable as the gaming version of the Acer Spin 5. However, trying to find other differences between the two convertibles is more difficult - there do not seem to be any at first glance. Is the Nitro hoping to reach gamer status by its red stripes alone, or does it have more to offer? We have put it to the test.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
LG Gram 13Z980-A (i5-8250U) Laptop Review

82% LG Gram 13Z980-A (i5-8250U) Laptop Review

Under a kilogram. The LG Gram 13 lives up to its name by being one of the lightest 13.3-inch Ultrabooks currently available. It's not without some sacrifices, however, as its barebone set of hardware features and fragile lid stand out as key disadvantages.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 965 g
It is possible a foldable device from Huawei will utilize a flexible screen produced by LG Display. (Source: CBS News)

Huawei tipped to win the race to release a truly foldable phone

ETNews has claimed that Huawei will announce a truly foldable phone in November of this year. According to the South Korean news outlet’s sources, the Shenzhen-based company will show off the device to the public for additional re...
Luminescence shock avoidance technology could also potentially save battery power. (Source: Gadget Hacks)

Apple patent deals with luminescence shock

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published a patent application for “Luminescence shock avoidance in display devices” that was filed by Apple in December 2017. Luminescence shock occurs when a device is tu...
Huawei MediaPad M5

88% Huawei MediaPad M5 (10.8-inches, LTE) Tablet Review

Chinese luxury. Huawei used to be content with being low-end. However, now it is entering the high-end sector. The MediaPad M5 10.8 is the current top-end tablet from Huawei. Here, the manufacturer shows off its confidence when it comes to the asking price: Even the new iPad is cheaper under certain circumstances. So the question we have here is two-fold: Is Huawei asking too much for the new slate or is its new high-end tablet really that good?
HiSilicon Kirin 960s | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 10.8" | 498 g
The HP Chromebook x2. (Source: HP)

The HP Chromebook x2 brings Chrome OS goodness in a detachable form factor

HP has unveiled its latest Chromebook offering with the Chromebook x2. It is the first Chromebook to be offered in a detachable form factor and is powered by the Intel 7th generation Core m3 processor that can be paired with up to...
The Thuraya X5-Touch features a special satellite antenna and the phone is overall bulkier than the average smartphone due to its dedicated hardware. (Source: Android Police)

Thuraya X5-Touch is the world's first satellite smartphone

Thuraya has been making satellite phones for two decades now, but none of these were based on Android and had only limited "smart" capabilities. The new X5-Touch model seamlessly integrates the satellite connections with a mid-ran...
Dell Latitude 7490 (i7-8650U, FHD Touchscreen) Laptop Review

90% Dell Latitude 7490 (i7-8650U, FHD Touchscreen) Laptop Review

Same body, new engine. The 14-inch Dell Latitude 7490 retains the same design as last year's Latitude 7480 but sports a new quad-core U-series CPU. The Core i7-8650U is a significant upgrade over the dual-core chip in the previous iteration. Does the increase in power warrant an upgrade?
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Opinion | Windows 10 on ARM: DOA?

Opinion | Windows 10 on ARM: DOA?

With the promise of all-day battery life, always-on LTE, and smartphone-like standby and resume, the first Windows 10 on ARM devices are here. Windows 10 on ARM may be great feat of engineering, but it does come with limitations u...
The HP Pavilion x360 convertible notebook. (Source: HP)

HP Pavilion and Pavilion x360 notebooks get the thin bezel treatment

HP has refreshed the Pavilion and Pavilion x360 lineup with modern thin bezel designs, borrowing many cues from the premium Envy series. Both the Pavilion and the Pavilion x360 come in 14 and 15-inch versions and come in a range o...
Faux-K: Make Sure Your Next 4K Laptop is Actually 4K

Faux-K: Make Sure Your Next 4K Laptop is Actually 4K

Why you should avoid RGBW. The word "4K" has quickly become a marketing blurb for most new laptops. While the concept is relatively straightforward, how manufacturers achieve native 4K resolution can be dubious. We highly recommend the standard RGB approach over RGBW for a number of reasons.
Renders of the what the LG G7 ThinQ might look like. (Source: Android Authority)

LG G7 ThinQ officially confirmed, just three weeks away

LG has announced that its next-generation flagship G7 will carry the ThinQ branding and will officially take a bow on May 2. Rumor has it that LG scrapped the design that made a sneak appearance at MWC in 2018 with a notched displ...
The ZTE promotional text describes the effect of the Iceberg's glass unibody as "beautiful and mysterious." (Source: iF World Design Guide)

ZTE's Iceberg concept phone will distress notch-haters

Images of a concept phone from ZTE called the Iceberg have appeared on the iF World Design Guide website. The smartphone utilizes a glass unibody, showing off transparent glass corners that give it a unique look. However, haters o...

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