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Huawei Enjoy 10 mid-range Android smartphone pops up on Geekbench ahead of release

The Huawei Enjoy 10 appeared in a Geekbench 4 listing earlier today. The phone, which boasts an octa-core processor and 4 GB of RAM, looks to be in line with other mid-range handsets like the Google Pixel 3a and Xiaomi Mi A3.
Sam Medley, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:56:00 +0200
The Moto G8 Plus. (Source: Winfuture)

New Moto G8 Plus leak will leave fans of the series breathless

Recent offerings in Motorola's Moto G mid-range series may have felt a bit stale but the company appears to be looking to put the lineup back on the map. The latest Moto G8 Plus leak is sure to leave fans of the series excited, wi...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:59:00 +0200
The Redmi 8. (Source: Android Police)

This is why Xiaomi opted for the weak Snapdragon 439 on the Redmi 8

Xiaomi fans may have felt confused when the Redmi 8's spec sheet was released, as the device features a Snapdragon 439—the same SoC on the cheaper Redmi 8A, and a much weaker chipset than the Snapdragon 632 on the Redmi 7. Xiaomi ...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:55:00 +0200
The Redmi K30 is coming. (Source: Xiaomi)

The Redmi K30 is on the way with a Galaxy S10 Plus-eque punch-hole design

Xiaomi is set to release a successor to the immensely successful Redmi K20 Phones. The Redmi K30 is on the way and it will feature both 5G support and a dual selfie camera setup reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.
Ricci Rox, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:22:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus to get a Lite edition soon

Samsung might be working on a Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Since the regular Galaxy Note 10 has a price tag of almost US$1,000, it should be no surprise that a US$500- to US$600-priced Lite edition is already in the works and might hit the market soon. However, Samsung still has to confir...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:45:00 +0200
ZTE Nubia Z20 flagship hits the US for US$549, global launch October 14

Dual-screen Nubia Z20 now available in the US for just US$549

ZTE's sub-brand Nubia has just released the dual-display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+-powered Z20 flagship worldwide. Only available in Twilight Blue and Diamond Black versions, this premium device can be acquired in most markets, in...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:47:00 +0200
The Redni K20 Pro. (Source: Redmi)

DxOMark: The Mi 9T Pro delivers capable cameras albeit with a few flaws

The Mi 9T Pro is a rebranded Redmi K20 Pro for the global market, and can be purchased for under US$350. As such, it's a tad surprising to see the device do so well in DxOMark's test, matching last-gen flagships like the Galaxy No...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:03:00 +0200
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro. (Source: CNET)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro now receiving the Android Q-based EMUI 10 update globally

Just two months after the release of Q, Huawei is now sending out the stable Android Q-based EMUI 10 update to owners of the Mate 20 Pro outside China. The OTA weighs in as a heavy 4.42 GB download.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:01:00 +0200
Renders of the Honor View 30 show it with a Mate 20 Pro-esque camera array. (Source: AndroidSaint)

Details of the Honor View 30 revealed - Two phones, OLED, 5G, and a monstrous 60 MP camera

The Honor View 30—or V30 depending on where you buy it—will be Huawei's next premium phone. A short while ago, the first image of the device leaked. This time out, though, details of the phone have surfaced. Notable takeaways incl...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0200
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 Under Armour offers exclusive running features. (Source: Under Armour))

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Under Armour Editon goes on sale

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 has been on the market for a weeks but its special Under Armour Edition has been MIA until now. The Apple Watch Nike challenger has finally hit the market in the US with its global rollout also unde...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:26:00 +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 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
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
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
The Mara Z. All images via Mara Group

The Mara X and Mara Z are the first smartphones manufactured and assembled entirely in Africa

Mara Group, a Rwandan-based smartphone company, unveiled the Mara X and Mara Z smartphones. The phones carry the pride of being the first handsets manufactured and assembled completely in Africa. Mara Group hopes that the phones a...
Sam Medley, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 05:13:00 +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
The first handhelds sporting the new Snapdragon 865 could be showcased this November. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Chinese leak claims Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 SoC may launch next month

Pressured by the new Apple and Huawei flagship SoCs, Qualcomm plans to launch the Snapdragon 865 model 1 month in advance, and the first handhelds to sport the new SoC will apparently come from smaller smartphone makers like Oppo ...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:47:00 +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
Image via Evan Blass

Google may be working on a Pixel 4 with 5G

According to sources cited by the Nikkei Asian Review, Google may be working on a 5G-capable Pixel 4. The handset may be announced at Google's Pixel event on October 15th but likely wouldn't be available for months. However, consi...
Sam Medley, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 22:11:00 +0200
Image via OPPO

OPPO Reno A with Snapdragon 710 now available in Japan for JP ¥35,800 (about US $330)

The OPPO Reno A, the Chinese OEM's latest mid-range smartphone, was launched in Japan today. Packing a Snapdragon 710, 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage, the handset seems centered around selfies due to its 25 MP front-facing cam...
Sam Medley, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:20:00 +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
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
Apple iPad 7 2019

Apple iPad 7 2019 Tablet Review: Small changes with a big impact?

Live Review The iPad 7 2019 is a soft upgrade on the iPad that Apple released last year. The new iPad sports a new screen format, iPadOS and support for accessories like the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, but there are few major changes this year. Read on in this live review to find out whether the serious of small changes can combine to make a big difference.
Update: Display section expanded. Communication & GPS and Input Devices & Operation sections added.
Apple A10 Fusion | Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 10.2" | 483 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:50:05 +0200
The Sony Xperia 8. (Source: Sony)

Sony unveils the Xperia 8 but it's just so...disappointing

Sony has unveiled another device, the Xperia 8. The Xperia 8 is a mid-range phone that raises more questions over the logic in Sony's naming scheme while simultaneously managing to offer an overwhelmingly disappointing package at ...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 07 Oct 2019 11:26:00 +0200
Still not cheap: The upcoming Google Pixel 4. (Image source: Android Headlines)

Leaked Canadian pricing for the Google Pixel 4 and 4XL should leave fans breathing a little easier

Some launch prices for the Google Pixel 4 and 4XL flagship smartphones have been posted on Twitter by well-known tech insider Evan Blass. The prices are for the Canadian market, which show that the entry-level Google Pixel 4 with ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 05 Oct 2019 20:25:00 +0200
The Asus Zenfone 6. (Source; Firstpost)

DxOMark: The Asus Zenfone 6 is a US$500 device with extremely competitive cameras

The Asus is, perhaps, the best value Snapdragon 855-powered device on sale in the US. The device costs just US$500 but that price tag has no negative connotations on the phone's camera performance, as the Zenfone 6—going by DxOMar...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 04 Oct 2019 21:30:00 +0200
Surprise! It turns out we could be getting the Mi Mix 4 after all

Surprise! It turns out we could be getting the Mi Mix 4 after all

The highly anticipated launch of the Mi Mix 4 has been something of a wild ride so far. Fans expected a launch event last month but were left disappointed. Since then, though, it's been multiple conflicting reports on the existenc...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 04 Oct 2019 21:28:00 +0200
The SQ1 ARM processor is exclusive to the Surface lineup. (Source: Extreme Tech)

The Microsoft SQ1 is a custom version of the Snapdragon 8cx with 2x more GPU performance than an 8th gen Intel Core CPU

Microsoft has created a new ARM processor in collaboration with Qualcomm called the SQ1. The SQ1 is a redesigned Snapdragon 8cx with built-in LTE, 3 GHz max clock, a more powerful Adreno 685 GPU with 2.1 TFLOPS of performance, and...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 18:28:00 +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
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 X: The true next-generation Surface Pro. (Image source: Microsoft via The Verge)

Surface Pro X: A US$999 7 W ARM 2-in-1 with 2x USB Type-C and LTE that is orderable from today

The next-generation Surface Pro is here, and it starts at US$999. The Surface Pro X, previously leaked as the Surface Campus and Surface 7, has a 13-inch Pixel Sense display with a 2,880 x 1,920 resolution and is just 5.3 mm thick...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:05:00 +0200
Samsung might finally use the ARM architecture for its Exynos chips

Samsung apparently disbanded the Austin CPU R&D team and is planning to use the ARM architecture in future Exynos chips

Although this is not official yet, it looks like Samsung has already disbanded the entire team that was working in its Austin R&D center to develop architectures and designs for the System LSI division so next-gen Exynos chips wil...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:05:00 +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
The Surface Campus, formerly referred to as the Surface 7. (Image source: @evleaks)

Say hello to the Surface Campus, an ARM-powered Surface running Core OS (Windows 10X)

Microsoft has more up its sleeve than just the Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7, according to veteran leaker Evan Blass. Leaked marketing images give a first glimpse at the device, while Blass has hinted about the OS that it wil...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 01:33:00 +0200
TSMC's dual-chiplet design demonstrates the efficiency of the LIPINCON architecture. (Source: WikiChip)

TSMC and ARM reveal 7 nm high-performance computing interposer chiplet

The demonstration of the HPC chiplet proves that semiconductor production is not TSMC's only strong point. The Taiwanese company is trying to prove that its new LIPINCON architecture used in the chiplet interconnect mesh is a bett...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 01 Oct 2019 18:47:00 +0200
The increased transistor count brought by through the jump to 5 nm should provide a considerable performance boost to the NPU unit in the next gen Kirin SOC. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's Kirin 1000 SoC expected to make the jump to 5 nm with next year's Mate 40

Preliminary benchmarks proved that the Kirin 990 is almost on par with all other major brands, but Huawei is clearly not content with parity. The Chinese company is already planning to release a 5 nm successor allegedly known as K...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 01 Oct 2019 18:18:00 +0200
Leaked Microsoft Surface marketing images with mention of LTE service availability. (Image source: Twitter/WalkingCat)

Leaked Microsoft Surface promo images and latest rumors: new colors, connectivity upgrades, borderless Surface Pro 7, Alcantara-less Surface Laptop 3

New alleged details about Microsoft’s upcoming new Surface products have emerged. Apparently, a selection of fresh colors for the next generation of Surface devices is inbound, and the newest edition to the Surface Laptop line wil...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 23:07:00 +0200
Emotion UI 10. (Source: Huawei)

Updates for all: Official EMUI 10 update roadmap surfaces

Huawei has released its official update roadmap for the Android Q-based EMUI 10 update. All of the company's two-year-old flagships will receive the update and even year-old mid-range phones like the Honor 9X are set to get their ...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:40:00 +0200
The Mix 4 will not be able to make it to dinner. (Source: GSMInfo)

Xiaomi confirms that there will be no Mi Mix 4 after all

The Mi Mix 4 has been a rollercoaster so far. The flagship was hyped up to high heavens but it turned out that most of those rumors were for the Mi Mix Alpha concept phone instead. A recent leak may have led Xiaomi fans to keep fa...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:37:00 +0200
The Honor View 20. (Source: Daily Express)

Kirin 990-powered Honor V30 set to feature Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus-esque punch-hole

The Honor V30 will be the successor to last year's Honor V20, and will—hopefully—be rebranded as the View 30 for international markets. The V30 has been sighted for the first time, giving us our first look at what will be an affor...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:04:00 +0200
Some Switch Lite users have reported controller drift issues. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Switch Lite added to controller drift class action

The Nintendo Switch Lite may be new, but it appears that it too may suffer from the controller drift issue that has plagued some users of the original Switch design. Despite seemingly having a different controller mechanism, some ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:26:00 +0200
The Sony Xperia 1. (Source: T3)

A Snapdragon 865-powered Sony Xperia flagship is in the works

Sony recently launched the Xperia 5 and is already working on a new flagship phone. This device, likely to be the Xperia 2, will be powered by the upcoming Snapdragon 865, and has now appeared on the company's official servers.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 29 Sep 2019 11:19:00 +0200
The Galaxy S10 5G. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

September update makes night mode on the Samsung Galaxy S10 line more useful than ever before

Samsung has steadily improved night mode on the Galaxy S10 phones over the past few months. The latest update allows users to use night mode on all of their phones' cameras. And yes, that includes the selfie camera.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 29 Sep 2019 11:18:00 +0200
Early Mi Mix 4 renders. (Source: MyDrivers)

Not the Mix Alpha: The Mi Mix 4 is said to still be on the cards, with a 108 MP camera onboard

Xiaomi recently released the Mi Mix Alpha and that may have led some to believe that the Mix 4 was dead in the water. Apparently not, if new rumors are anything to go by. The Mix 4 is touted to be on the way, and it could come wit...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 29 Sep 2019 11:13:00 +0200
AMD could seriously ramp up performance with the ability of Zen 3 to process four threads simultaneously per core. (Source: AMD)

Rumor: AMD Zen 3 architecture could run four threads per core

The x86 architecture has been hitting something of a wall lately but AMD looks like it could be set to inject it with a fresh breath of life. According to the rumor mill, the company has finalized the Zen 3 design and it introduce...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 29 Sep 2019 05:26:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 7 was Xiaomi's best-selling device in H1 2019. (Source: Xiaomi)

Snapdragon 730G-powered Redmi Note 8T said to be in the works

A while ago, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro but the duo never quite hit the heights of their predecessors. The company is apparently set to release a more attractive device in a purported Redmi Note 8T, and it wil...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 28 Sep 2019 10:23:00 +0200
The clever Mi Mix Alpha case offers 360-degree protection. (Source: Xiaomi)

Official Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha unboxing vid reveals unique protective case

It was only a few days ago that Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix Alpha to a stunned global audience. The company has now rolled out an unboxing video that also answers the question of how the nearly all-glass, all-display device will be...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 28 Sep 2019 06:10:00 +0200
The 2019 Moto Razr with retail packaging. (Source: Slashleaks)

Motorola's foldable Razr reboot tipped for late 2019 launch

Motorola is still planning a 2019 release for its rebooted Razr foldable smartphone according to CNET. The company had originally planned to have launched the device by now but it may have postponed its launch plans following the ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 28 Sep 2019 05:36:00 +0200

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