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The new Cosmos Max home theater projector. (Source: Nebula)

Nebula announces new Cosmos and Cosmos Max home projectors

Nebula is a brand that has seen success on crowdfunding websites for its portable, compact projectors. Now, it is back with a more conventional launch for its new Cosmos and Cosmos Max products. They are rated for 1080p and 4K res...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:23:00 +0100
The next Snapdragon Tech Summit host. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm hints at a glimpse of the Snapdragon 875 at its 2020 Tech Summit

Qualcomm has announced times and dates for 2020's Snapdragon Tech Summit keynote speeches. They will feature guest speakers from companies such as OnePlus, NTT Docomo, Sony and Verizon. The company has also stated that it will als...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 22:16:00 +0100
The DevTerm Kit RPI-CM3 retails for US$219. (Image source: Clockwork)

Raspberry Pi: ClockworkPi transforms the popular single-board computer into a portable machine with the DevTerm Kit

The DevTerm Kit takes the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 and utilises it as a portable mini-PC. The DevTerm has a 6.8-inch IPS display, a battery module, a keyboard and an optional thermal printer.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 19:46:00 +0100
Alleged Honor V40 and Huawei Nova 8 rear camera schematics. (Source: Twitter)

A new leak puts the prospect of a Kirin 9000-powered Honor V40 flagship in doubt

Despite the recent shake-up in ownership at Honor, tipsters still expect the launch of V40 smartphones from the company sometime soon. However, this line's most premium variant may now not run on the Huawei Mate 40's Kirin 9000 as...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 18:22:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 8 Pro looks set to get Android 11 after all. (Source: AndroidPit)

New Xiaomi Android 11 roadmap reveals that the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 duo may receive the update after all

While previous information heavily indicated that the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 8, and Redmi Note 8T would not be eligible for Android 11, a new report leans towards the contrary. Apparently, the three phones are set to get And...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 14:20:00 +0100
The MediaTek MT6893 could be one of two Cortex-A78-based chips from the company. (Image: MediaTek)

Unreleased MediaTek MT6893 zeroes in on the Snapdragon 865 in Geekbench 5 score

Rising Taiwanese semiconductor maker MediaTek looks like it wants a bigger slice of the high-end mobile devices segment. The company’s recent Dimensity 1000 series signalled its intentions and now the purported appearance of a new...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 10:26:00 +0100
The Compact version of Sony's Xperias may make a comeback. (Source: Sony)

The Sony Xperia Compact line could be back for good in 2021 with a new 5G Snapdragon chipset

There are now rumors of Sony's resurrecting the Compact versions of the Xperia smartphone series. Such stories have been around before, although this one comes with mention of the Snapdragon 775 SoC, which might grace the premium ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:01:00 +0100
Honor 9A

75% Honor 9A Smartphone Review- Cheap cell phone with much battery, but little power

Persistence is everything? The Honor 9A wants to convince above all by its large battery. With the achievement however the manufacturer saved and users must adjust themselves also to get along without Google services. Is it enough nevertheless for a tidy a riser Smartphone
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 | PowerVR GE8320 | 6.30" | 185 g
Florian Schmitt, Sun, 22 Nov 2020 11:54:00 +0100
The ASUS Tinker Board 2 offers up to 1.5x the performance of its predecessor. (Image source: ASUS)

ASUS releases two new Tinker Board SBCs to take on the Raspberry Pi

ASUS has unveiled the Tinker Board 2 and Tinker Board 2S, its latest single-board computers (SBCs) designed to challenge the Raspberry Pi. The Tinker Board 2 and Tinker Board 2S have a Rockchip RK3399 chipset, up to 4 GB of dual-c...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:46:00 +0100
Elisa's 5G network was used to achieve new peak speeds. (Source: Elisa)

Qualcomm and its Finnish partners claim to break the world's 5G speed record

Qualcomm, Nokia and the carrier Elisa claim to have achieved the world's fastest data-transfer speed over millimeter-wave (mmWave) 5G. This was done using dedicated hardware and resources from these 3 partners, and was reportedly ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:54:00 +0100
The "Huawei ARM PC". (Source: Weibo)

Rumor | Huawei has its own ARM-based PC in the works - but this one works with standard components

Huawei is now said to be about to mimic Apple in launching a PC with its own in-house ARM CPU. However, this putative desktop can also apparently support DDR4-2400 RAM, M.2 SSDs and PCIe 3.0 expansion. These internals may be house...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 19 Nov 2020 22:34:00 +0100
The new "Ultimate" Axon 20 5G. (Source: Weibo)

ZTE reveals 4G and Extreme versions of the under-display-cam Axon 20 5G

ZTE was first to the under-display selfie camera with the launch of its Axon 20 5G smartphone earlier in 2020. Now, it has teased an "Extreme" variant of the same device, although how it earns this moniker is not clear at present....
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 19 Nov 2020 21:32:00 +0100
There is plenty of unused space in the new Mac mini. (Image source: Apple)

New Mac mini teardown reveals that Apple could have made its mini-PC a lot smaller

The dimensions of the Mac mini have remained unchanged since 2010, despite multiple internal revisions. Apple has removed the 2.5-inch drive and the DVD drive, while a teardown video has even slimmed down the size of the motherboa...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 19 Nov 2020 00:09:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy M31s

79% Samsung Galaxy M31s smartphone review – Galaxy phone with strong battery

Update in the mid-range. Bigger, more modern, more storage - this is how the update to the Galaxy M31 wants to present itself. But since the smartphone has the same components in the areas of the camera, battery, and performance, the differences should be small, right?
Samsung Exynos 9611 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.50" | 203 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 19 Nov 2020 00:02:00 +0100
A Galaxy S21 render. (Source: Voice)

The Exynos 2100 is now alleged to have a top speed beating that of the Snapdragon 875

The latest potential Samsung Galaxy S21 Geekbench 5 scores are out there, and they show the Snapdragon 875 variant may be ahead of what might be this phone's Exynos 2100-powered counterpart. However, according to a famous leaker, ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 20:03:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 9 Pro. (Source: Xiaomi)

Android 11 update surprisingly arrives for the Redmi Note 9 Pro

While still distributing the Android 11 update to the Mi 10 series, it seems Xiaomi has already set its sights towards the popular, mid-range Snapdragon 720G-powered branch of the Redmi Note 9 family. Yes, it appears that the Redm...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 17:17:00 +0100
The Raspberry Pi 4 can be overclocked, but you must pick the right one. (Image source: Raspberry Pi Foundation)

The Raspberry Pi 4 has worse overclocking potential than the Compute Module 4 and Pi 400

The latest Raspberry Pi SBCs can all be overclocked, but Hackaday has revealed that not all of them are created equal. It turns out that the Compute Module 4 and Pi 400 are more efficient than the regular Raspberry Pi 4, too.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 22:54:00 +0100
The M1 seems to be a home run for Apple. (Image Source: ZDNet)

These Apple M1 Cinebench R23 scores are quite impressive for a 10 W processor

Looks like ditching Intel for in-hose ARM-based chips was quite the power play from Apple. The new M1 processors appear to trade blows with AMD's / Intel's 15 W processors. According to the latest Cinebench R23 tests, the M1 can b...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 17:46:00 +0100
OPPO launches its new AR headset. (Source: YouTube)

OPPO unveils its new ecosystem philosophy alongside new AR glasses at its Inno Day 2020

OPPO's Inno Day is its annual developer's conference, at which it might also unveil some new hardware and concepts. In 2020, this event was dominated by the introduction of its 3+N+X strategy. This will determine how the OEM's sof...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 17:26:00 +0100
The performance of the Apple M1 looks convincing even when emulating x86 code. (Image source: Apple - edited)

The Apple M1 and new MacBook Air cut a fine figure in an emulated x86 benchmark

The Apple M1 has already been flexing its muscles in benchmarks, but it seems that the ARM-based chipset has enough grunt to emulate x86 programs. The MacBook Air still manages MacBook Pro 16-esque performance in Geekbench, even w...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 16 Nov 2020 19:47:00 +0100
The latest Galaxy M12 leak. (Source: Voice)

Samsung Galaxy M12 renders turn up with a square rear camera hump and a waterdrop notch

The Samsung Galaxy M12 may be an interesting budget phone on its launch, especially if it comes with the 7,000mAh battery apparently destined for it. A new leak purports to show what it looks like from all angles, including an Inf...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 16 Nov 2020 17:36:00 +0100
The X7 series is coming to India. (Source: Realme)

Realme confirms an Indian launch for the X7 and X7 Pro

The Realme X7 and X7 Pro are phones based on 5G MediaTek Dimensity chipsets that aren't often seen in international markets. However, this may change soon as their release to the Indian market has just been announced. Unfortunatel...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 15 Nov 2020 18:40:00 +0100
The Galaxy S21 may have glass on only one side. (Source: OnLeaks)

A new leak alleges the Samsung Galaxy S21 will have a plastic rear panel

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is probably not too far from launch at this point. The latest tip on this subject contains a near-complete specs leak for its 3 putative variants. However, it also offers interesting new details, such...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 14 Nov 2020 23:23:00 +0100
The Nokia 2.4. (Source: Nokia

The Nokia 2.4 is now said to launch in India soon

The Nokia 2.4 is a new phone with a 6.5-inch HD+ display and dual rear cameras starting at about US$141. However, its maker has yet to bring this potentiallly attractive budget prospect to the Indian market. Now, however, there ar...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 14 Nov 2020 18:23:00 +0100
The 2020 Nokia 8000. (Source: Nokia)

Nokia launches the 6300 and 8000 4G: modern feature phones starting at US$58

Nokia has introduced some old familiar names as new KaiOS devices. These versions of the 6300 and 8000 have 4G/LTE in 2020, although they look much the same as old-school button phones. There are also features such as FM radios, W...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 14 Nov 2020 00:29:00 +0100
Is this the Realme 7 5G? (Source: Realme)

The affordable 5G Realme V5 may go global under a different name

Realme launched the V5, which started at around US$212, as a Chinese-market exclusive earlier in the year. Now, however, it appears to have been approved for sale in Thailand, suggesting that this 6.5-inch 90Hz display device may ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 13 Nov 2020 22:10:00 +0100
The NanoPi R4S measures 66 x 66 mm. (Image source: FriendlyELEC)

NanoPi R4S: A new Raspberry Pi alternative with dual Gigabit Ethernet and up to 4 GB of RAM

The NanoPi R4S is the latest single-board computer (SBC) by FriendlyElec, and one that packs dual Gigabit Ethernet. The device also includes a Rockchip RK3399 chipset, up to 4 GB of RAM and two USB 3.0 Type-A ports - all on a 66 x...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 13 Nov 2020 20:04:00 +0100
The potential Redmi 10 is markedly different from the current Redmi 9. (Image source: TENAA/Xiaomi - edited)

Redmi 10 or Redmi Note 10: Snapdragon 662-sporting Xiaomi smartphone revealed on TENAA packs a jumbo 5,900-mAh battery

A new Redmi smartphone has been showing off its design in some TENAA-listed images. The device, which is possibly going to be a Redmi 10 but could also be a Redmi Note 10, apparently comes with a Snapdragon 662 SoC, LED screen, qu...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 13 Nov 2020 19:11:00 +0100
realm 7

80% Realme 7 Smartphone Review - China phone with great performance for the money

Price collapse. The realme 7 is significantly cheaper than its predecessor, but still comes with a 90 Hz display and even a larger battery. That sounds like a good offer, in our test we take a closer look.
Mediatek Helio G95 | ARM Mali-G76 MP4 | 6.50" | 196.5 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 13 Nov 2020 13:48:00 +0100
Parallels is working on a universal binary version of its popular virtualization software for Apple's M1-powered Macs. (Image: Parallels)

Parallels working on support for Apple's M1 Arm-based silicon, could bring Windows 10 back to the Mac

Apple fans are rightly excited about the transition to Apple’s new in-house silicon for Macs. However, in transitioning from Intel to chips like its new M1, the popular Windows on Boot Camp feature has been lost. Parallels, howeve...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 13 Nov 2020 09:06:00 +0100
A Moto G Stylus 2021 render. (Source: Voice)

New Motorola Moto G Stylus leaks point to a bigger screen and newer SoC in 2021

Motorola launched a Moto G-series phone with an in-built pen for the first time earlier in 2020. Now, it seems its successor will have more real estate for its special feature. It may also have a Snapdragon 675 processor, a quad r...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 12 Nov 2020 20:22:00 +0100
More possible next-gen Redmi Note details emerge. (Source: Xiaomi)

A possible Redmi Note 10 (4G) appears on Geekbench with an aging low-tier chipset

A new leak points to an upcoming Xiaomi phone with what is most likely the Snapdragon 662 processor. It is thought to be the Redmi Note 10 - the 4G/LTE version, that is. Meanwhile, it is rumored to get 5G variants with much newer ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 12 Nov 2020 19:49:00 +0100
Apple anticipates great demand for the M1 processors. (Image Source: Apple)

TSMC cannot meet the entire Apple M1 order volume, Samsung could jump to the rescue

TSMC's 5 nm production is mostly focused on Apple's A14 Bionic SoCs and apparently cannot meet the projected order volume for the M1 chips. Since Samsung is the only other foundry to have operational 5 nm nodes, the South Korean f...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:19:00 +0100
The Samsung Exynos 1080 is now official

Samsung Exynos 1080: 5nm mobile SoC comes with ARM's Cortex-A78 CPU cores, Mali-G78 GPU, and more

Samsung's newest mid-range mobile chipset, the Exynos 1080, is finally official. It features a 1+3+4 configuration with four Cortex-A78 and Cortex-A55 cores, an ARM Mali-G78 GPU, and an integrated 5G modem that supports mmWave and...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 12 Nov 2020 15:55:00 +0100
The Apple M1 SoC looks to give a tough competition to current x86 offerings. (Image Source: Apple)

Apple M1 SoC can be a real threat to x86; M1 in 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac Mini beats Core i9 in MacBook Pro 16 but performs similarly with or without active cooling

Apple's new M1 SoC combines different components such as an 8-core CPU, an 8-core GPU, a 16-core NPU, and memory and storage controllers onto a single chip fabbed on the 5 nm process. Leaked Geekbench scores of the M1 SoC in the n...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 12 Nov 2020 09:54:00 +0100
Apple's new M1 CPU is shaping up to be a powerhouse. (Image via Apple)

New M1 MacBook Air smokes Core i9 16-inch MacBook Pro in Geekbench

A new listing on Geekbench 5 for the M1 MacBook Air posts impressive numbers. The machine handily beat the Core i9-9880H 16-inch MacBook Pro in both single- and multi-core tests by a wide margin. More impressively, the M1 MacBook ...
Sam Medley, Thu, 12 Nov 2020 05:33:00 +0100
A new Redmi Note 9 5G render. (Source: Weibo)

Rumor | The Redmi Note 9 5G will start at just US$150

Recent leaks have pointed to the existence of upcoming phones called the Redmi Note 9 5G and 9 Pro 5G. Now, a Weibo tipster asserts that this new series will start at 1000 yuan on its Chinese launch. The Pro variant, on the other ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 11 Nov 2020 22:49:00 +0100
realms 7 Pro

81% Realme 7 Pro Smartphone Review - Super fast charging and good features

With TÜV seal. With fast loading, four cameras and stereo speakers the realme 7 Pro wants to convince. All this sounds quite impressive for a 300 Euro cell phone, but can the realme 7 Pro convince in everyday life?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 6.40" | 182 g
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 11 Nov 2020 16:12:00 +0100
The Arduino NES is based on the TTGO T8. (Image source: Liang Chen)

Arduino NES: Transform an Arduino-compatible board into a portable NES

A new project utilises an ESP32-based developer board as the basis for a portable NES. The so-called Arduino NES features a small display, several buttons and a battery.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 11 Nov 2020 10:44:00 +0100
Apple's new M1-powered Macs all look exactly the same as the Intel models they replace. (Image: Apple)

Apple M1 Macs don't support eGPUs, while the new MacBook Air is offered with a less powerful 7-core GPU M1 variant

Apple’s transition to its own silicon offers exciting possibilities for the future of energy efficient, high performance computing. However, the transition won’t be without its hiccups and a lack of eGPU support moving forward loo...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 11 Nov 2020 10:01:00 +0100
The new Dimensity 700. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek announces the Dimensity 700, a 5G chipset for next-gen mid-range phones

MediaTek has launched a new addition to its Dimensity series of mobile processors. This 700 chipset is based on a 7 nanometer process and has 8 cores with a maximum speed of 2.2GHz. It supports LP-DDR4X RAM, UFS 2.2 storage and du...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 22:13:00 +0100
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is an internal upgrade, once again. (Image source: Apple)

Apple announces the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with up 20 hours of battery life and 2.8x faster CPU performance

Apple's next 13-inch MacBook Pro is here, and with tonnes of under-the-hood improvements. From up to 20 hours of battery life, 5x faster graphics and a 2.8x faster CPU, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro promises to be a huge upgrade fro...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 20:12:00 +0100
The first ARM MacBooks will be capable of running iOS and iPadOS apps, but not all developers are on board. (Image source: Apple)

Apple's ARM MacBooks will support iPhone and iPad apps on macOS 11 Big Sur, with caveats

Apple is expected to unveil its first ARM-powered MacBooks in a few hours, along with a release date for macOS 11 Big Sur. The first ARM MacBooks will play nice with iPhone and iPad apps too, but there will be some notable absente...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 18:33:00 +0100
MediaTek has released two new chipsets for Chromebooks

MediaTek MT8195 and MT8192 launched; 6nm chips billed to power Chromebooks, tablets, smart displays, and more starting Q2 2021

MediaTek's new MT8195 and MT8192 chipsets are the company's newest Chromebook-centric chipsets. The former is powered by ARM's latest Cortex-A78 cores, while the latter uses previous-generation Cortex-A76 cores. Both chipsets use ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Is ths the new Nokia 8000? (Source: WinFuture)

A new poster may show the rumored Nokia 8000 4G's design

Recent leaks have pointed to a "new" Nokia 8000 that may launch soon. The reliable tips site WinFuture has now posted what looks like a real-life promo for this device. The possible marketing image paints the device as a high-end ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 16:22:00 +0100
The smartphone with a wrap-round display would allegedly be part of the Galaxy Z foldable series. (Image Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung might be working on a smartphone with surround display and sliding rear camera

Word on the street is that the smartphone featuring the new wrap-around display would be part of the Galaxy Z series and could be launched soon in response to Xiaomi's commercial version for the Mi Mix Alpha. The upcoming Samsung ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 14:49:00 +0100
A render of the what the Huawei Mate X2 is expected to look like. (Image: TechConfigurations)

Huawei Mate X2 edges closer to release with certification of its 66 W fast-charging system

Huawei might be doing it tough with a shortage of components due to US sanctions, but it is still pushing ahead with the last of its major 2020 releases. Fresh certification for the Mate X2 66 W charging system in China suggests t...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 09:49:00 +0100
The Redmi K30 offered 120 Hz refresh rates but with an LCD-type panel. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Redmi K40 display details start seeping out revealing interesting upgrade over the Redmi K30 series

Alleged details about the Redmi K40’s display have been leaked, and they seem to point to an intriguing improvement over the confusing situation of the screens used in the Redmi K30 smartphones. The Redmi K40 is predicted to appea...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 15:10:00 +0100
The OnePlus Watch is now expected to be based on the forthcoming Oppo Watch RX. (Image: Oppo via MyDrivers)

OnePlus Watch will skip Google's WearOS, design likely based on Oppo's forthcoming circular Watch RX

The eagerly anticipated OnePlus Watch is said to have dumped Google’s WearOS according to a reliable leaker. Instead it will run an unspecified operating system that is presumably a bespoke solution.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 11:27:00 +0100
The premium Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra features a 20 MP ultra wide-angle sensor. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi 11 expected to come with 48 MP lens - for the ultra wide-angle camera

More rumors have appeared in connection with the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 11, and this time they concern the camera equipment. It appears the Mi 11 could end up sporting a 48 MP ultra wide-angle lens in its main camera system, compared ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 08 Nov 2020 13:16:00 +0100


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