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Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 Convertible Review

87% Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 Convertible Review

Pixelbook alternative? The Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 is a well-built, well-designed Chromebook. Thanks to its Intel Core i3-8130U CPU and gorgeous 14-inch FHD display with pen support, the Inspiron 7486 Chromebook may be the best alternative to the Pixelbook on the market.
Intel Core i3-8130U | Intel UHD Graphics 630 | 14" | 1.8 kg
From left to right: the Samsung Galaxy S10E, the S10, and the S10+. (Source: Twitter/Evan Blass)

Samsung Galaxy S10 leaks: Image of the S10E, S10 and S10+ together; ceramic back for the latter

Two familiar names in the smartphone-leaking business have dropped some new information about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 series. Evan Blass has uploaded a photo of three devices, labeled as “S10E,” “S10,” and “S10+,” which show...
Wiko View 2 Go

80% Wiko View 2 Go Smartphone Review

Sparse. Who needs a fingerprint scanner? The Wiko View 2 Go relies on facial recognition and traditional security methods instead. Read on to find out what other compromises Wiko has made to cut costs and how the View 2 Go stands up to other budget smartphones.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.93" | 160 g
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 2018 (i5, 3K-IPS) Convertible Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 2018 (i5, 3K-IPS) Convertible Review

The best business convertible? Lenovo has completely reworked the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, which now includes a larger touchscreen, two Thunderbolt 3 ports and much faster CPUs. This has the caveat that these faster chips have to be actively cooled now. Is the third generation of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet a solid and complete package, or does it have some significant weaknesses?
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13" | 1.3 kg
Some US users can now see a speed-limit icon in the bottom left corner of their directions view in Maps. (Source: Google)

Google Maps now display speed limits in certain areas

In 2017, Google tested out a new feature in Maps that showed speed limits in turn-by-turn navigation mode. This update, which was tested in 2 major cities, became less accurate over time, and was eventually axed over time. Now, it...
The a6400 is Sony's latest alpha-series APS-C camera. (Source: Sony)

Sony's latest APS-C mirrorless camera, the alpha A6400, is officially announced

The alpha A6400 is Sony's most recent mirrorless offering. This camera boasts a 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor, as well as "the world's fastest autofocus" of 0.02 seconds. The A6400 also features a state-of-the-art BIONZ X image p...
Samsung's upcoming SM-T515 tablet makes an appearance on Geekbench, Exynos 7885 in tow

Samsung's upcoming SM-T515 tablet makes an appearance on Geekbench, Exynos 7885 in tow

Samsung's upcoming SM-T515 tablet showed up on Geekbench earlier today with a score competitive with other mid-range Android devices. The tablet will use Samsung's Exynos 7885 SoC and 2 GB of RAM. The tablet will run Android 9.0 P...
Project Ara hasn't been heard of for years, but Google may still be working on it. (Source: Wikipedia)

Could Project Ara possibly be back? Google has secured a new patent for a familiar-looking modular device

Project Ara had once been hotly anticipated as the future of mobile devices with enhanced future-proofing and general upgradeability. The prototype produced through this Google initiative was a basic frame to which various interch...
Armadillotek has already posted listings for its Samsung Galaxy S10 cases. Source  Armadillotek

Casemaker claims the Galaxy S10 line's fingerprint sensor will not work with its screen protectors

Armadillotek, a company that makes heavy-duty mobile device accessories, claims to have a Samsung Galaxy S10 unit in-house in order to make a case from its Vanguard series for the phone. It asserts that the screen protector that c...
The new 10X lens array from OPPO will use a periscope-style prism approach. (Source: The Verge)

OPPO will showcase its 10X optical zoom smartphone cams at MWC 2019

Two years ago, at MWC, OPPO impressed everyone with its stabilized 5X optical zoom cameras, but the company never released any commercial versions. Meanwhile, a 10X optical zoom version is ready to be showcased at this year's MWC,...
Android fans can now get an idea of what awaits them with Android Q. (Image source: XDA Developers)

Android Q leak: What awaits us this year

Android Q has reared its head long before its release. The first Developer Preview is still a few months away, but that has not stopped XDA Developers from trying out an early test version of Android Q and giving us their first in...
Apple is looking to take the Watch in the US health market. (Source: Apple)

Apple looks to expand Watch into health market in the face of flagging iPhone sales

Fresh from issuing a rare warning to investors about significantly worse than expected sales of its new iPhones, Apple is said to be in talks with Medicare providers about potential subsidies for its Apple Watch. The plan would ta...
A tasty tablet trio. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Three Way Shootout: iPad Pro 11, Galaxy Tab S4 and Surface Go

The tablet market has been dominated by Apple’s iPad for some time. Although it continues to get shot down for its productivity capabilities in an enterprise environment because of its mobile OS origins, it offers a great blend of portability and performance. Its closest direct competitor is the Samsung Galaxy Tab range, which is similarly powered by a mobile-first operating system. The enterprise-first alternative is Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets, the most recent of which with 4G LTE capabilities is the new Surface Go. We have had all three devices on hand to put them to the test in this three-way comparison.
Xiaomi Mi 9 improved in-display fingerprint reader in action (Source: Bin Lin via Weibo)

The Xiaomi Mi 9 flagship will come with improved in-display fingerprint reading

Xiaomi's co-founder, Lin Bin, has recently uploaded a video to Weibo that reveals an improved version of the in-display fingerprint reading technology already in use on commercial devices. The most obvious change is the larger act...
Every OLED laptop announced at CES 2019

Every OLED laptop announced at CES 2019

It's not a coincidence that the OLED XPS 15, Razer Blade 15, HP Spectre x360 15, and Lenovo Yoga C730 are all launching within 1 to 2 months of each other. These 15.6-inch laptops will likely source their 4K UHD OLED panels from t...
Dell XPS 15 9575, still facing problems as of January 2019 DPC latency

Dell is also working on fixing XPS 15 9575 DPC latency issues

Although most DPC latency-related complaints we heard so far from Dell XPS users involved the XPS 15 9570, it looks like the XPS 15 9575 convertible is also plagued by such problems. Frank Azor has recently confirmed that Dell is ...
Wiko View 2 Plus

81% Wiko View 2 Plus Smartphone Review

Plus notch. The Wiko View 2 Plus picks up on many of last year’s smartphone trends and combines them in an affordable package. The View 2 Plus integrates a dual rear-facing camera system and a large battery among other things, but its imposing notch may put off some potential buyers.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.93" | 166 g
The legendary Motorola Razr to get a modern smart/foldable successor on Verizon in 2019

The foldable Motorola Razr could hit Verizon later this year carrying a US$1,500 price tag

The Moto Razr 2019 seems to be ready to take on the mobile world by storm with its foldable display and other new technologies. The only problem could be the value this handset can provide, as it is expected to hit Verizon with a ...
Unpleasant surprise: Core i5 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 25% faster than i7-SKU!

Unpleasant surprise: Core i5 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 25% faster than i7-SKU!

Even we at Notebookcheck are sometimes surprised by test samples. The entry-level CPU of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet is about 25% faster than the more expensive Core i7 under sustained workloads. How is that possible?
Chuwi Ubook 2-in-1 will be a cheaper version of the Microsoft Surface Go (Source: Chuwi)

Chuwi Ubook 2-in-1 will be a cheaper version of the Microsoft Surface Go

The Windows detachable combines the U-shaped metal kickstand of the Spectre x2 and the Alcantara look of the Surface Pro keyboard with a passively-cooled Core m3 processor. Chuwi is promising a retail price of just under $400 if t...
OUKITEL U23

79% OUKITEL U23 Smartphone Review

An affordable midrange smartphone with wireless charging. OUKITEL has brought wireless charging to the sub-US$200 smartphone market with the U23. Read on to find out what other features the Chinese manufacturer has packed into this budget midrange device.
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V | ARM Mali-G71 MP2 | 6.18" | 201 g
The latest form of iPod Touch. (Source: Apple)

iPod Touch will be resurrected for 2019 with USB type C: new rumor

Apple has not refreshed or updated the iPod Touch since 2015. That year saw the 6th generation of the device, which was not heard of much since. However, that fact did not stop a Japanese outlet posting claims that a supplier had ...
The Z5 Pro GT joined a very short list of 2018 slider phones on its debut. (Source: Lenovo)

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has had its general release delayed

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is a long name to say (or type out), but for the Snapdragon 855, a triple camera and as much as 12GB of RAM it may be worth it. It had been launched in December 2018, with a general release planned for January...
Ulefone Armor 3T

79% Ulefone Armor 3T Smartphone Review

Radio star. Ulefone typically designs outdoor smartphones that have large batteries. The Chinese company has remained true to this concept with the Armor 3T but has added a walkie-talkie function, which is somewhat novel. Read on to find out how well this hybrid smartphone works in daily use and how it fares against its competitors.
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T | ARM Mali-G71 MP2 | 5.7" | 374 g
Alldocube X Tablet Review

80% Alldocube X Tablet Review

Samsung AMOLED for cheap. How much tablet can $270 buy you? The Alldocube integrates a fair number of high-end features not normally found on budget models like a fingerprint reader, very thin chassis, and 2560 x 1600 resolution AMOLED touchscreen. This is one of the better tablets available in its price range so long as users can look past the short battery life and inaccurate colors.
Mediatek MT8176 | PowerVR GX6250 | 10.5" | 496 g
The new leak resembles this render for the OnePlus 7 somewhat. (Source: Stuff)

Alleged OnePlus 7 with full-screen display surfaces in arguably dubious leak

A relatively unknown leaker has posted an image of a heretofore unseen, notchless phone, portrayed as lined up against a another that could be the OnePlus 6T. This phone exhibits what looks like the OnePlus Launcher, and, like the...
The Dell XPS 15 is to be upgraded with a 4K OLED panel starting in March. (Source: Engadget)

Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March

Dell has revealed that it plans to start offering the XPS 15 with an OLED panel in March 2019. Such a laptop would be able to offer a much better contrast ratio and more vivid colors than its LCD-wielding counterparts. It’s also p...
Ice Universe referenced this photo to allude to the shape of Vivo's "The Waterdrop." (Source: Baidu)

Vivo's upcoming "The Waterdrop" phone gets leaked design pics

Vivo intends to impress everyone at MWC 2019 with an innovative smartphone design that is codenamed "The Waterdrop." It's still unclear how the handheld will look and work, but the first leaks suggest it will have a fluid design, ...
Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Snapdragon) Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Snapdragon) Convertible Review

Truly Mobile. The $940 Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS convertible, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform, promises exceptional battery life, always-connected and always-on flexibility, and brisk performance, all in a super light, passively-cooled design. Can it live up to its promises?
Qualcomm Adreno 630 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
The highest-end 2019 iPhone could look something like this. (Source: PocketNow)

WSJ report corroborates theory of triple-camera iPhones in 2019

A new article in the Wall Street Journal has lent further weight to speculation that Apple will jump on the triple-rear-camera bandwagon this year. According to the report, this feature will be found in the most premium model the ...
Apparently, the FlexPai can be folded over 200,000 times without breaking. (Source: Royole)

CES 2019 | Reviews of the Royole FlexPai are coming in - first but flawed foldable phone

Early reviews of Royole’s foldable FlexPai device have come in, and it seems the main attraction of the smartphone is what everyone expected it to be: Its flexibility. The company has done well in beating major players like Samsun...
Nokia 5.1 Plus (Nokia 5X) Smartphone Review

85% Nokia 5.1 Plus (Nokia 5X) Smartphone Review

Fratricide? The Nokia 5.1 Plus not only performs better than the Nokia 5.1 but also better than the Nokia 6.1, despite what Nokia’s number system may have led you to believe. In-house competition or just confusing numbers?
Mediatek Helio P60 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 5.8" | 162 g
Huawei Mate 20 X

91% Huawei Mate 20 X Smartphone Review

And it gets bigger. After much confusion, Huawei announced that it would be releasing the Mate 20 X in Austria and Germany. The giant 7.2-inch phone has now arrived at our offices and is ready to put through its paces. Read on to find out whether this €900 (~$1037) beast is worth the money.
HiSilicon Kirin 980 | ARM Mali-G76 MP10 | 7.2" | 232 g
The Lenovo Yoga A940 aims to be worthy Surface Studio alternative. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2019 | The Lenovo Yoga A940 AiO Desktop is the Surface Studio clone we've been waiting for

Lenovo has introduced the Yoga A920 — a venerable alternative to the Microsoft Surface Studio lineup featuring some nifty enhancements that cater to the creative professional crowd. The Yoga A920 offers very good specs and most of...
WhatsApp Beta for Android now shows a new option for fingerprint authentication. (Source: WhatsApp)

WhatsApp is working on fingerprint authentication for Android devices

The latest version of WhatsApp Beta adds an option to the Privacy menu for authentication via a saved fingerprint. Unfortunately, this function is not actually live yet; however, it clearly indicates that the messaging app's devel...
The Xiaomi Redmi X is said to sport a 48 MP AI dual camera setup. (Source: Weibo)

First pictures of the 48 MP Redmi X teased by Xiaomi CEO

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has teased official images of the upcoming 48 MP phone, which is likely to be called Redmi X. The Redmi X will sport a glass back and a 6.3-inch FHD+ screen. It will come in three color variants and is expected ...
Lenovo Yoga C730 2-in-1 will have a 4K UHD OLED display for $1650 USD

CES 2019 | Lenovo Yoga C730 2-in-1 will have a 4K UHD OLED display for $1650 USD

The OLED panel will likely be the same panel on the upcoming OLED HP Spectre x360 15. The convertible is otherwise only an internal update from last year's Yoga 730 2-in-1.
The Lenovo Smart Tab P10 comes with a Smart Dock for added functionality. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2019 | Lenovo shows off with 2-in-1 Smart Tab P10 and Smart Dock

Lenovo has unveiled the 2-in-1 Smart Tab P10 tablet and Smart Dock. The versatile P10 device offers typical usage scenarios in Tablet Mode, but when it is added to the Smart Dock it switches to Show Mode and incorporates Amazon’s ...
The Lenovo Smart Tab M10 with Smart Dock can answer your questions thanks to Amazon Alexa. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2019 | Lenovo's Smart Tab M10 comes with Smart Dock and Amazon Alexa to make your home smarter

Lenovo’s new Smart Tab M10 tablet with Smart Dock has been revealed. The 10.1-inch tablet comes with a Smart Dock and Amazon Alexa to beef up its potential usage scenarios. Users can easily integrate the device from the Chinese ma...
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 showing the stylus accessibility in different layouts. (Source: Dell)

CES 2019 | Dell updates the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 and Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Editions with new 'pen garage' and keyboard

Dell's newly announced update to the Inspiron 13 and Inspiron 15 7000 convertible 'Black Edition' features a new hinge design with a 'pen garage' to securely hold an active stylus. The new design is the middle ground between easy ...
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 2019 redesign (Source: Samsung Newsroom US)

CES 2019 | Samsung updates the ultra-slim Notebook 9 Pro

Introduced back in 2017, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro ultra-slim convertible has been redesigned for those "looking for a beautiful device that brings out their own unique style and can keep up with the pace of everyday life." Power...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 adds brighter LCDs, better speakers & a Carbon-Fiber coating

CES 2019 | Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 adds brighter LCDs, better speakers & a Carbon-Fiber coating

Lenovo brings a new version of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon to the CES. The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 includes a revamped chassis with a Carbon-Fiber coating as well as the newest Intel CPUs and a brighter FHD screen option.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 relies on a redesigned CNC aluminium chassis

CES 2019 | Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 relies on a redesigned CNC aluminium chassis

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 convertible gets revamped for 2019 with a completely new chassis. For the first time ever on a ThinkPad X1 laptop, its completely made out of CNC-machined aluminium and not available in black.
The Wileyfox Pro may well prove to be the last Windows 10 Mobile device. (Image source: Wileyfox)

Windows Phone: The last Windows 10 Mobile handset has received another price cut

The last Windows Phone keeps getting cheaper. Wileyfox has reduced its Wileyfox Pro to a bargain price of £59.99, which is a massive drop from its initial pricing of £199.99 when it first launched.
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Mercury Edition, 240 Hz and 4K OLED could be added in 2019

CES 2019 | Razer reveals Blade 15 notebooks with 240 Hz and 4K OLED touchscreen displays

In addition to the upgraded Blade 15 Advanced, Razer is also showing two interesting prototypes at CES. The first one sports a 240 Hz full HD display, while the other one comes with a 4K OLED touchscreen. Sadly, these might not ma...
The MateBook 13 is Huawei's answer to the Apple MacBook Air (Source: Huawei)

CES 2019 | The Huawei MateBook 13 is coming to the United States for $999 USD

The 13.3-inch laptop is 1.6 mm thinner than the 2018 MacBook Air and has a higher 88 percent screen-to-body ratio. Its Whiskey Lake-U options should provide a significant boost in CPU performance over the passively-cooled Amber La...
Family-friendly Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite coming soon with the Kirin 659 SoC (Source: Huawei)

CES 2019 | Family-friendly Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite launching this month for the U.S. market

The tablet will have a suite of "Kid's Corner" applications designed to enhance eye safety and control usage time. Harman Kardon quad speakers, EMUI 8.0 with Oreo, 32 GB of storage, MicroSD slot, and WACOM-compatible touchscreen r...
The Acer Predator Triton 900 is the world's first convertible gaming notebook. (Source: Acer)

CES 2019 | The Acer Predator Triton 900 packs powerful components in a convertible form factor

Acer today announced the new Predator Triton 900 2-in-1 gaming notebook. The Predator Triton 900 is the world's first gaming convertible and features high-end specs that include a 17.3-inch 4K G-Sync display, a Core i7-8750H CPU, ...
Sony Xperia XZ4 tempered film (Source: Ice universe on Twitter)

Sony Xperia XZ4 tempered film confirms 21:9 display ratio

While Sony still has to officially unveil the long-rumored Xperia XZ4, popular leakster Ice universe returns with an image of a protective film for the display of this upcoming flagship device. According to him, the size of the ac...
The new Acer Swift 7 comes in Starfield Black and Moonstone White color options. (Source: Acer)

CES 2019 | The new Acer Swift 7 continues its pursuit of slimness, yet it is even more powerful than before

At CES 2019, Acer has announced the new Swift 7 notebook with an even more slimmer and lighter profile than last year while still offering improved 8th generation Intel CPUs, a 92% screen-to-body ratio, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity,...

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