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Libre Computer Renegade Elite single-board PC with Rockchip RK3399 processor (Source: Libre Computer)

Libre Computer's single-board computer Renegade Elite coming in August, Rockchip RK3399 in tow

The successor of the US$35 Renegade single-board PC by Libre Computer will hit Indiegogo in July and general availability is scheduled for August. This Raspberry Pi alternative uses a Rockchip RK3399 processor and features USB Typ...
Qualcomm's rumored Snapdragon 1000 is custom-made for PCs. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm’s rumored Snapdragon 1000 could be custom-made for notebooks

Already under threat from smartphone chip-based ARM-powered notebooks and having to recover from the unexpected loss of its CEO, Intel looks to be under renewed threat from Qualcomm. Unlike previous ARM-based notebooks, the rumore...
The Huawei P9. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

The Huawei P9, P9 Plus, and Honor 8 may not get the Oreo update after all

Huawei's customer support has announced that the Huawei P9 will not get the update to Android Oreo. This comes after the company sent out beta updates to users of the devices in China last month.
The Samsung Galaxy S9+. (Source: Android Central)

Samsung to ditch the iris scanner on the Galaxy S10

With the recent rise of both 3D facial recognition technology and in-display fingerprint sensors, Samsung is set to ditch the iris scanner on the Galaxy S10 in favor of something more mainstream.
Kirin. (Source: XDA-Developers)

Purported Kirin 1020 to end the current Snapdragon dominance

Huawei is said to be working on an SoC that will end Qualcomm's reign over the Android SoC market. The chipset, supposedly the Kiirin 1020, is touted to offer twice the performance of the current Kirin 970.
The Blackberry KEY2. (Source: Evan Blass)

The Blackberry KEY2 goes on sale in the US on June 29

Blackberry's new device, the KEY2, was launched a short while ago. The device will be go on presale in the US on June 29, and will hit shop shelves on July 13–with a base price tag of US$649.99.
Qualcomm may be turning to TSMC instead of Samsung for its 7 nm Snapdragon series (Source: DigiTimes)

Qualcomm may be turning to TSMC instead of Samsung for its upcoming 7 nm Snapdragon series

The race for smaller and more efficient semiconductor processes continues with 7 nm being the next magic number. Qualcomm is apparently ready to contract TSMC to manufacture the next generation of Snapdragon SoCs for the first tim...
The LG Stylo 4. (Source: LG)

The new LG Stylo 4 is a cheaper alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Note devices

LG has launched its new Stylo 4 phablet. The device comes with a Stylus Pen for productivity, and a US$179 price tag that makes it a hard pass for those seeking a Galaxy Note device in a much cheaper form.
Renders of the Nokia 5.1 Plus. (Source: Tigermobiles)

Nokia 5.1 Plus listed on TENAA

HMD's upcoming device, the Nokia 5.1 Plus, has stopped by at TENAA with a 5.86-inch HD+ display, a notch, dual rear cameras, and what looks an awful lot like a Helio P22.
Mi Max 3 renders. (Source: Cnmo)

The Mi Max 3 could feature a Snapdragon 636, a 3.5mm jack, and no notch

The Mi Max 3 popped up on TENAA a few days ago, throwing some more light on what we should expect from the device. Some highlights include an IR blaster, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 5400 mAh battery, and a notchless 6.9-inch display...
The Honor 10. (Source: GSMArena)

New update brings EIS to the Honor 10 and Honor V10

The Honor 10 and Honor View 10 are great camera devices by their own rights but didn't come with any form of image stabilization out of the box. Both devices are currently receiving a security update that brings that feature, howe...
U.S. government wants Google to break up with Huawei (Source: Reuters)

U.S. government wants Google to break up with Huawei

In a second letter this month, lawmakers are again expressing concern that Google has been showing preference in working with the Chinese telecommunications company rather than the U.S. army. The search giant only sees Huawei as j...
Cubot King Kong

76% Cubot King Kong Smartphone Review

As strong as a gorilla? Affordable and robust, that is how the Cubot King Kong presents itself. It is a 5-inch smartphone with an averagely fast SoC in a weighty, water and dust-protected case. Is this enough for the tough reality of everyday life?
Mediatek MT6580M | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5" | 246 g
The OnePlus 6 can be made to run Google ARCore apps. (Source: Dylan Raga / XDA Developers)

OnePlus 6 can unofficially run Google ARCore apps

The OnePlus 6 was conspicuous by its absence on the list of supported devices for Google ARCore but it turns out that the ARCore app can be sideloaded on the phone and it works just fine. It is not known when the OnePlus 6 will be...
An example of the display stripes/banding showing on some Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ2 phones. (Source: Tweakers)

Sony Xperia screen stripes explained with electrifying description

Concerned Xperia owners who were experiencing intermittent stripes appearing on the displays of their flagship XZ1 and XZ2 phones have been told by Sony that static electricity build up is the cause. The stripes aren't considered ...
The Oppo Find X is the first smartphone equipped with Super VOOC charging. (Source: Oppo)

Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition features Super VOOC charging

Oppo has followed in the footsteps of Huawei by partnering with a prestige automobile house to co-brand one of its phones. The new Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition features high-end materials and is the first smartphone to feature ...
MIUI 10 was launched last month. (Source: XDA-Developers)

Xiaomi OS update roadmap revealed - Redmi Note 4 to remain on Nougat

Xiaomi launched the new iteration of its skin, MIUI 10, a short while ago. While most devices will receive the skin update, it doesn't guarantee an OS update to Oreo.
This device is likely based on the LG Q7. (Source: LG)

LG Android One device in the works, could be exclusive to T-Mobile

The LG Stylo 4's kernel source code has revealed the existence of an Android One device made by the company. This will be the first of its kind from LG, and could very well be a T-Mobile exclusive.
Samsung's Exynos SoCs offer fine performance. (Source: The Verge)

Samsung said to be working on producing its own mobile GPUs

Samsung is said to be working on producing its own in-house GPUs. Till now, Exynos chipsets have been paired with ARM's Mali GPUs. This move will bring Samsung one step closer to challenging Qualcomm in the SoC market.
The Huawei P20 Pro. (Source: NDTV)

Huawei sold over 6 million P20 devices in three months

According to an official statement, Huawei has sold six million P20 smartphones. The device became available for purchase about three months ago, so this is surprisingly good returns for the company.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Smartphone Review

91% Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Smartphone Review

Fine-tuning. The big model of Samsung's flagship series not only offers a larger display, it also offers a dual camera and more RAM. This review reveals whether the higher price is justified and how the Galaxy S9+ fares in comparison to its competitors.
Update: software update improves telephony features.
Samsung Exynos 9810 | ARM Mali-G72 MP18 | 6.2" | 189 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: software update with face detection and improved connectivity released.
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 6" | 178 g
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.
Update: support for Google Smart Lock added.
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 6.1" | 174 g
HTC U12 Plus Smartphone Review

89% HTC U12 Plus Smartphone Review

Future+. If we had to narrow down HTC to a single quality it would be innovative, and the HTC U12+ definitely fits that bill as well and is full to the brim with the latest technology. Let us find out whether or not it is as futuristic as it seems at first glance.
Update: additional information regarding the 3.5-mm headphone adapter added.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 | Qualcomm Adreno 630 | 6" | 188 g
Could the Huawei Mate 20 forego the notch? (Source: MyDrivers)

Leaked picture and sketch of the Huawei Mate 20 show a dual-camera setup but no signs of a notch

A leaked picture of what could be the Huawei Mate 20 is doing the rounds online and apparently, the device does not sport a notched display. A sketch of the Mate 20 has also leaked revealing a dual camera setup with an LED flash i...
OnePlus is apparently offering separate cashback vouchers of varying amounts instead of a single voucher. (Source: PiunikaWeb)

OnePlus 6 trade-in program throws up an unpleasant surprise

Buyers who have opted for the OnePlus 6 trade-in program were seen getting multiple voucher breakups instead of a single voucher for the exchange amount. This is causing problems as the trade-in program allows using only one vouch...
The Meizu 15 Plus featured an Exynos 8895. (Source: Gizchina)

The Meizu 16 devices are coming, Snapdragon 845 in tow

Meizu CEO Jack Wong has confirmed that the company will build on the success of the recently released Meizu 15 devices with a pair of direct successors in the Meizu 16 and 16 Plus. One of the devices will feature a Snapdragon 845.
The OPPO Find X. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO Find X flagship launched, coming to the US with US$1,000 price tag

OPPO unveiled the Find X yesterday at an event in Paris. A solid flagship, the Find X features a never-before-seen sliding camera mechanism. It will likely make its way to the US in the coming months, and could come with price tag...
Coming alongside the Mi Pad 4 on June 25. (Source: Weibo)

Redmi 6 Pro, Mi Pad 4, and Mi Max 3 on the way

Xiaomi is set to unveil three new devices in the coming weeks. The Mi Pad 4 and Redmi 6 Pro are confirmed for a June 25 launch and will be followed by the Mi Max 3 shortly after.
The Asus Zenfone Ares. (Source: GSMArena)

The new Asus Zenfone Ares is a sleeping high bang-for-buck device

Last week, Asus released its Zenfone Ares device. The AR-centric smartphone serves as a cheaper alternative to the Zenfone AR that was released last year, and offers incredible bang for buck in the process.
Looks like Microsoft is ready to finally present a consumer-friendly version of its mixed reality HoloLens headset in 2019. (Source: VOA News)

Next gen Microsoft HoloLens could launch in 2019

Since VR is already quite a mature technology, Microsoft intends to make its mixed reality headset more affordable for the masses. The next gen HoloLens should debut in early 2019, with improved holographic displays, a lighter fra...
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4

87% Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 Tablet Review

Small sound expert. Multimedia capabilities and good cameras are still important considerations when buying an expensive tablet. On paper, the Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 brings all that is necessary. Find out here, whether it can convince us in the test.
HiSilicon Kirin 960s | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 8.4" | 316 g
What appears to be a thumbnail of the video that was taken down. (Source: /u/WhyCry_)

Hands-on | Android One Mi A2 spotted online, Snapdragon 660 in tow

The Mi 5X was rebranded to become the Android One Mi A1 last year and, with the launch of the Mi 6X two months ago, most have come to expect the existence of a Mi A2, a direct successor to the Mi A1. Those dreams may become realit...
Just about as useful.

Update | Security vulnerability discovered in the new OnePlus 6

A fatal vulnerability has been discovered on the new OnePlus 6, one that allows the flashing of unsigned boot images on the device even when the bootloader is locked.
The LG Q7. (Source: LG)

LG's new Q7 devices go on sale in Korea as the quintessential overpriced midrangers

LG has finally begun sales of its new mid-range devices, the Q7 and Q7+. While not particularly underwhelming smartphones, both devices come with less than enticing price tags.
Samsung Headquarters. (Source: Social Barrel)

Samsung still biggest smartphone company in the world as Xiaomi goes after Huawei's place

A comprehensive report has shown Samsung’s dominance over the global smartphone market in Q1 2018, Xiaomi’s almost palpable growth, and the extreme competition in the Asian smartphone market.
The OPPO R11 was released a while ago. (Source: OPPO)

Details of the OPPO Find X revealed

A document detailing OPPO’s next flagship, the OPPO Find X, has surfaced. The device will be powered by a Snapdragon 845, and will come with most of the features you’d expect to find on a current-gen mainstream flagship.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8. (Source: Pocket Lint)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to get huge battery upgrade

According to new information, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will see a massive bump in battery capacity this year. Of course, nothing is official at the moment, but it’d be surprising to not see something of the sort when the device i...
The Huawei Mate 10. (Source: AnandTech)

The upcoming Mate 20 could sport a gigantic 6.9-inch AMOLED display

According to new reports, Huawei has sourced AMOLED panels from Samsung for the Mate 20. Of more surprise is the fact that these panels are apparently 6.9-inch ones, which likely means a size hike for the next Huawei flagship, bri...
The new LPDDR5 chips should bring a 10% performance boost over the current standard. (Source: Flickr)

Samsung will begin LPDDR5 and UFS 3.0 production in 2H 2018

Judging by the latest leaks, Samsung is most likely preparing major overhauls for next year's Galaxy S10 / Note 10 high-end devices. Apparently, Samsung is planning to begin production on the LPDDR5 and UFS 3.0 chips later this su...
The Honor V10. (Source: Phone Radar)

Mysterious Honor V12 checks in for certification

A device with the Honor V12 moniker has appeared on the FCC and TENAA websites for certification. One would expect it to be a successor to last year’s Honor V10 flagship but the listed specifications and renders give us other idea...
The Redmi 6. (Source: FoneArena)

Xiaomi launches the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A in China

Xiaomi has announced the launch of its two new entry-level smartphones, the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A. The previous offerings in the series were best-sellers, so these new ones have rather large boots to fill. Of course, there’s the pe...
The Samsung Galaxy S7. (Source: CNET)

The Samsung Galaxy S7 finally receives Android Oreo

Earlier this week, Android Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge finally made its way to users on AT&T and Verizon. This will be the last major update the devices receive, with support set to end completely in Q1 2019.
The new Galaxy Tab S4 will be getting a 10.5-inch 16:10 screen. (Source: Teltarif)

New Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 model to include iris scanner and thinner bezels

The upcoming Galaxy Tab S4 is supposed to compete with Apple's new iPad Pro model. According to the latest Chinese leaks, the Tab S4 will get a larger 10.5-inch screen with 16:10 ratio and thin bezels, plus an iris scanner and ext...
The Alcatel 5 has a dual front camera setup with one being a 120-degree wide angle lens. (Source: Alcatel)

The selfie stick alternative: Alcatel 5 now available in some markets

The Alcatel 5 has an advanced selfie setup with dual front facing cameras, automatic field of view switching based on the number of people detected in the shot, and quick launch options to get into social media applications. It re...
Honor 7C

81% Honor 7C Smartphone Review

The letters make all the difference. The Honor 7C is a lower mid-range smartphone in large format with a modern full-view display. Unfortunately, the dual camera's second sensor has a very low resolution. Can we take that hit in exchange for this low price?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.99" | 164 g
The Vivo NEX S does away with a display notch thanks to a cleverly concealed camera. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo NEX official, no notch, minimal bezel

The Vivo APEX smartphone that debuted to great fanfare as a concept at MWC 2018 is now a reality. It has officially been launched as the Vivo NEX S for the Chinese market and offers the highest display-to-bezel ratio of any smartp...
The Kirin 710 looks to be a decent alternative and most likely more affordable alternative to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 SoC. (Source:

Huawei to launch Kirin 710 SoC in response to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710

The upcoming Kirin 710 is fabricated on the 12 nm stepping and comes with Cortex-A73 cores, while the Snapdragon 710 is expected to come with the 10 nm Cortex-A75/A55 cores, so Huawei's chips will probably be featured in more affo...
The Mongoose M4 will be integrated in the upcoming Exynos 9820 that will power the Galaxy S10. (Source: Biz Dailies)

Samsung Mongoose M4 core specs leaked, expected to perform better than Cortex-A76

According to famous leaker Ice Universe, the Exynos 9820 will integrate Samsung's upcoming Mongoose M4 cores which are said to be better than the ARM Cortex-A76 chips. This should translate into frequencies that go over 3.3 GHz, a...
The MediaPad M5. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Huawei finally brings the MediaPad M5 tablets to the US

Huawei has officially launched its new MediaPad M5 tablets for the US market. The devices come in three variants and bring some much-needed life back to a dying tablet scene. Prices begin at just over US$300.

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