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The OnePlus 7 Pro. (Source: CNET)

The OnePlus 7 Pro only costs $324 to build - Comparison with the Galaxy S10+

According to a new report, the OnePlus 7 Pro only costs US$324 to build. That figure is non-inclusive of R&D, logistics, and marketing costs, of course. The Samsung Galaxy S10+ costs US$420 to build, and here we compare the cost o...
The Unihertz Titan is very similar to BleckBerry's Passport.  (Source: Unihertz)

Unihertz announces Titan rugged qwerty smartphone for BlackBerry fans

The Unihertz Titan is inspired by BlackBerry's Passport and combines the qwerty design with rugged features like IP67 dust / water resistance. It also includes a 4.5-inch 1:1 1,400 x 1,400 IPS display, selfie cam and rear main cam...
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970F) on Geekbench (Source: Ice universe on Twitter)

Exynos 9825-powered Galaxy Note 10 hits Geekbench

The next-gen Exynos 9825-powered Samsung Galaxy flagships are flooding Geekbench and the results definitely look good. Alongside the Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970F), the Galaxy S10+ (SM-G975F) was also spotted on the website of the afor...
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus will soon find a place in gaming smartphones this year. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 855 Plus, slated to power upcoming gaming smartphones and the Galaxy Note 10

Qualcomm has released a mid-year refresh to the Snapdragon 855 called the Snapdragon 855 Plus. The 855 Plus offers a slightly faster Kryo 485 Prime core and a 15% faster Adreno 640 GPU. The rest of the specifications remain unchan...
 Did the Pi Foundation act hastily? (Image source: Raspberry Pi Foundation)

Raspberry Pi 4: The Raspberry Pi Foundation brushes off that the RPi 4 has a temperature problem

The internet celebrated the arrival of the Raspberry Pi 4 last month, with its more powerful SoC, USB Type-C port, dual 4K HDMI and up to 4 GB of RAM. However, a few issues are rearing their head, with the Pi Foundation being quic...
LG G8S ThinQ

89% LG G8S ThinQ Smartphone Review: Innovative or outdated?

A notch too far. The LG G8S ThinQ has arrived late to the party, but it still brings a flagship SoC, a large OLED display, a ToF camera and a 3,550 mAh battery. The G8S ThinQ may have fancy camera tech, but it is otherwise a fairly run-of-the-mill flagship. However, read on to find out why we still think highly of LG’s latest attempt to disrupt the established order.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.2" | 181 g
Huawei's HQ is in Shenzhen, Guangdong. (Image source: Telecoms)

Huawei to lay off hundreds of US employees

Huawei is putting together plans to lay off hundreds of its US-based employees, according to the Wall Street Journal. Although President Trump has eased some of the restrictions on the Chinese company, it remains on the US Entity ...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. (Source: OnLeaks)

Opinion | The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may be yet another step in the wrong direction for the smartphone industry

Every year, OEMs increase prices on their new devices. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phones will be no different, as a new leak claims that the Note 10 could start at US$999. That's the same MSRP the Note 9 launched with but the main...
Renders of the Mi A3. (Source: Winfuture)

Details of the Xiaomi Mi A3 revealed in full - Weaker performance than the Mi A2

Xiaomi is set to unveil its newest Android One phone, the Mi A3, soon, and details of the device have now been revealed in full. Notable takeaways include a 32 MP selfie camera, 48 MP main rear shooter, and an SoC that looks to a ...
The Samsung Galaxy S10+. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

June update introduces camera focusing bug to the Samsung Galaxy S10 phones

The Samsung Galaxy S10 phones have received a number of updates, with most improving on the few flaws the devices had at launch. The June OTA appears to be doing the opposite, however, as a number of users have reported a new focu...
The Asus Zenfone 6. (Source: First Post)

Excellent community development for the Asus Zenfone 6 makes an already great phone even better

The Asus Zenfone 6 was released a few months ago and is widely considered to be one of the best value flagships on the market right now, competing against the Mi 9 and OnePlus 7. Asus appears to have gotten the gist of the matter,...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Business Today)

Previously debunked feature now said to be coming with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Samsung will release the Note 10 and Note 10+ next month. As the date draws closers, leaks reveal more differences between the devices, and the latest is on the kind of fast-charge the devices will feature. The Note 10+ will featu...
An image from an Apple patent application for AR glasses. (Source: Phone Arena)

Apple kills its AR glasses project while Samsung gains new AR glasses patent

Taiwan's DigiTimes reports that Apple has killed its plans for an AR headset citing supply chain sources. Samsung, however, seems to be ploughing on with its AR headset efforts filing a new patent for a foldable headset.
Apple iPod Touch 2019 (7th generation)

Apple iPod Touch 2019 Review: A music player for gamers

Still not grown up. The iPod was an important milestone on Apple's road to success with iTunes, but now all but the iPod Touch have been removed from sale. The anachronism is now in its 7th generation, but it can play more than just music.
Apple A10 Fusion | Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 4" | 88 g
The Galaxy Note 10 is scheduled for an August 7 official reveal. (Source: MSPowerUser)

Leak reveals Galaxy Note 10 launch prices

The Galaxy Note 10 is rumored to come in regular and Pro / Plus flavors, each with several storage options and 5G or non-5G variants. Leaked launch prices coming from German distributors reveal that the 256 GB version of the regul...
The standard iPad could get a look similar to the 10.5-inch iPad Air. (Source: Apple)

New iPads inbound suggests latest filings

Two new Eurasia Economic Commission filings by Apple show that the Cupertino giant is prepping five new iPads. Among these is thought to be the rumored 10.2-inch replacement for the ageing entry-level 9.7-inch iPad design.
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G launch date for China set to July 26 (Source: Indiashopps)

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G to hit China on July 26

Recently made available for pre-order in UAE, the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is now ready to launch in China. This massive phablet that sports a 7.2-inch OLED display with a waterdrop notch will debut in its home market on July 26 and is...
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 dual main camera closeup (Source: SamMobile)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 specs list spotted, dual main camera and in-display fingerprint reader included

A brand-new report on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 confirms some of the specs that we already heard about — Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, dual main camera, Android 9.0 Pie-based firmware — and also reveals some fresh details, inc...
Thanks to its dual NPU architecture, the i700 SoC is able to provide advanced A.I.-enabled face recognition and AR features for IoT devices. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek announces i700 SoC for A.I. IoT applications

Thanks to its dual-NPU design, the i700 SoC provides 5X increased A.I. acceleration when compared to the already available i500 chip. It also features eight ARM Cortex cores, a PowerVR GM 9446 GPU and supports up to 8 GB of LPDDR4...
Nintendo has sought FCC certification for a new variant of the OG Switch featuring a new SoC. (Source: Nintendo)

OG Switch to get upgraded Nvidia Tegra X1 chip in mid-cycle revamp

Nintendo looks to be giving the original Switch a mid-cycle revamp to match the internal specifications of the new Switch Lite. The company has made a filing seeking FCC approval for a variation in design to its flagship hybrid co...
The leaked boot screen logo confirms the name of the model. (Source: SamMobile)

Leaked Samsung flagship Galaxy Tab S6 pictures show rear dual-cam setup

The leaked boot screen picture coming from SamMobile suggests that Samsung will be skipping the S5 denomination and go straight to S6. Additional unboxing pictures show that the Galaxy Tab S6 is the first Samsung tablet to feature...
Apple has axed the Intel-based 12-inch MacBook -- expect an ARM-based replacement in 2020. (Source: Apple)

Death of 12-inch MacBook points to ARM-based replacement for 2020

Although the focus is currently on Apple's refreshed MacBook Air and entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, there was a subtle sign from Apple of where it is heading with its MacBook line up in 2020. The quiet demise of the 12-inch MacB...
In its default state, the smartwatch features a bulky casing underneath the display. (Source: Let's Go Digital)

IBM patents smartwatch that folds out into smartphone and tablet

The smartwatch features 8 display segments, 7 of which are stacked inside the case underneath the main display. Users can transform the smartwatch into a smartphone that utilizes 4 display segments, or a tablet that utilizes all 8...
Existing Realme 3 smartphone to get a sibling, Realme 3i hits Geekbench

MediaTek Helio P60-powered Realme 3i hits Geekbench

The MediaTek Helio P70-powered Realme 3 handset will get a compact sibling. The alleged Realme 3i surfaced on Geekbench as the RMX1827 with the slower Helio P60 processor, 3 GB of memory, and Android 9.0 Pie-based firmware. Teased...
Qualcomm launches the new 215 platform. (Source: Qualcomm)

New Qualcomm 215 platform can elevate next-gen budget devices with dual cameras and 64-bit computing

Qualcomm has introduced the latest iteration of its 2-series for entry-level mobile devices. The 215 is the first of this line to support dual image signalling processors (ISPs) and 64-bit processing. It would also introduce HD+ r...
Samsung Galaxy A10s (SM-A107F) on NBTC (Source: Venkatesh Babu.G on Twitter)

Samsung Galaxy A10s gets one more certification

If there were still some doubts left regarding the name of the next device to join the Galaxy A10 lineup, a new certification body confirms that the Galaxy A10s with the model number SM-A107F/DS is in the cards. Sadly, the details...
Samsung rollable patent shows what the Sony rollable smartphone might look like. (Source: Letsgodigital)

Latest rollable and foldable rumors point to new devices from Sony and Apple

The latest rollable and foldable rumors to surface over the weekend suggest that both Sony and Apple are prepping devices with flexible displays. The Sony rumor suggests a smartphone with a extendable rollable display while Apple ...
The HTC U19e looks to have made a positive start in its domestic market. (Source: HTC)

HTC financials show signs of life with best result in six months

HTC has been in dire straits financially for some time with profits taking a dive over the past several years. However, in a more positive sign for the Taiwanese company, its June unaudited consolidated revenue was up sharply from...
There will be no 3.5mm jack on the Note 10. Do with that information as you wish. (Source: Business Today)

Opinion | It's time we all came to terms with the fact that the Galaxy Note 10 phones will not feature headphone jacks

We're exactly a month away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phones, and it's become increasingly obvious that the early leaks were right: the flagship duo will not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. How that influences y...
The Pixel 4 was officially teased by Google a  few weeks ago. (Source: Google)

New Google Pixel 4 leak brings sad news for ultra-wide angle camera lovers

The Pixel 4 phones are expected to debut in October. An official teaser a few weeks ago confirmed that the devices would feature two rear shooters and the argument until now has been about what kind of secondary shooter Google wou...
The Mi 9 features a 48 MP camera and delivers excellent camera performance. (Source: Xiaomi0

Xiaomi's upcoming Mi Mix 4 promises to push the boundaries of smartphone photography

Xiaomi will release the Mi Mix 4 in the coming months and a company executive has confirmed that the upcoming flagship will feature a class-leading camera sensor. Not Samsung's 64 MP GW1 but something "better".
RIP, Pixel C. (Source: AndroidPit)

Google officially announces the death of the Pixel C

The Pixel C was released back in 2015 and received two major updates and about four years of software support in total. Starting this month, July 2019, though, Google will stop sending out security updates to the tablet. This come...
The Honor 9X will be powered by the new Kirin 810. (Source: Weibo)

The Honor 9X is coming on July 23 - Finally a worthy challenger to the Redmi Note 7 Pro?

The Redmi Note 7 Pro was launched a few months ago and has been hailed as the indubitable best-value mid-range option in the markets in which it's sold. Huawei's sub-brand, Honor, is a rival to Xiaomi on many counts and the compan...
The main camera gets 5X zoom lenses from Leica and may feature a 64 MP sensor. (Source: Weibo)

Alleged Huawei Mate 30 render reveals circular rear quad-camera setup

As with all previous Mate flagships, lenses are provided by Leica, and it looks like the main camera will also feature 5X optical zoom. The high-resolution render also reveals Leica Vario-Summilux-H 1:1.6-3.4/16-125mm ASPH specs a...
The Raspberry Pi 4 should run cooler with the 0137a8 update. (Image source: Raspberry Pi Foundation)

The Raspberry Pi 4 now runs cooler thanks to a firmware update

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a USB firmware update for the Raspberry Pi 4 that reduces its SoC operating temperatures by up to 4 °C. The update is available to download now and should reduce throttling in multi-core ta...
Vivo iQOO Neo gaming phablet (Source: Vivo)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered Vivo iQOO Neo joins the gaming smartphone niche

While the regular Vivo iQOO features the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, the new iQOO Neo is only powered by the flagship processor of the previous generation, namely the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. This new handse...
The Galaxy Note 10 media teaser highlights two of its key features. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Note 10 Unpacked teaser focuses on tiny in-display camera

Samsung has sent official invites out to the media for its Galaxy Unpacked event on August 7 where it will officially reveal the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. The invitation features a teaser highlighting the size of the tip...
Samsung SM-A307FN Geekbench listing (Source: MySmartPrice News)

Alleged Galaxy A30s hits Geekbench

The Geekbench entry for a Samsung device known as SM-A307FN suggests that the upcoming Galaxy A30s could be very similar to the Galaxy A30. The listing on the popular benchmark database reveals the same Exynos 7904 processor and 3...
Motorola XT2025-1 details (Source: Nashville Chatter)

Motorola XT2025-1 hits FCC

While everyone is expecting for the return of the legendary Motorola Razr, the US market should get ready to receive another handset from this brand. Unfortunately, this phone has no official name yet. For now, all we know is that...
The Samsung Galaxy S10+. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Samsung Galaxy S10 range dedicated night mode update with major camera improvements finally hits the US

A month ago or so, Samsung sent out the dedicated night mode update to the Exynos Galaxy S10 models. That update has finally hit the US, too, and it brings camera improvements across the board that will allow the device compete ag...
The Redmi K20. (Source: Mi)

Redmi has already sold a million K20 phones

Redmi's K20 phones were always going to be best-sellers. The devices, in about a month since they went on sale, have done impressively on the market, with the company confirming sales of a million units. This is even more astonish...
HTC Desire 12s

78% HTC Desire 12s Review: Striped Smartphone

Courageous update? HTC, one of the pioneers of the smartphone era, seems to be falling into oblivion more and more with each passing year. At least the Taiwanese manufacturer has now updated its mid-range line-up and introduced the HTC Desire 12s, a smartphone for around $200. Is it enough to rekindle our interest?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.7" | 150 g
Image via CNET

Samsung CEO admits the Galaxy Fold's launch was "embarrassing"

In an interview with a small group of media outlet, Samsung CEO D.J. Koh stated that the Galaxy Fold's flubbed launch was "embarrassing." However, Koh still sees foldable devices as the next logical step in the evolution of person...
LG Stylo 5 exclusively available in Blonde Rose on Cricket Wireless (Source: Cricket Wireless)

Mid-range LG Stylo 5 hits Cricket Wireless

The latest device to join the Stylo lineup comes with a Cricket Wireless-exclusive color choice, namely Blonde Rose. Also available in Platinum Gray, this US$229.99 handset features an unspecified octa-core processor, stylus suppo...
Samsung Galaxy A80 color choices (Source: Samsung)

Three months since its introduction, the Samsung Galaxy A80 finally hits the market

Samsung's first phablet without a notch and/or cutout — thanks to the sliding camera assembly — is finally going on sale both online and offline in select markets across the globe about three months since its debut. The Galaxy A80...
The LG V40. (Source: Mashable)

Subverting expectations: Sprint LG V40 users wake up to find a surprising OTA update

The LG V40 started receiving the Android Pie update last month. Since then, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and even unlocked models of the device have all received their taste of Pie. Not Sprint, though, and users of the Sprint model wi...
Under-display fingerprint readers debuted at CES 2018. (Source: The Verge)

In-display fingerprint readers are set to hit cheaper phones with BOE's new LCD panels

Until now, under-display fingerprint readers have come with the prerequisite of AMOLED displays. Chinese display maker BOE is set to break the wheel, though, as it has confirmed the production of LCD panels that support the under-...
The new 'Trogdor' ARM-based Chromebook platform could be powered by a Snapdragon 8cx. (Source: Qualcomm)

Google is working with Qualcomm on the 'Trogdor,' a Snapdragon-powered Chromebook platform

Google is currently working on at least two Snapdragon-powered Chromebooks based on a recent Chromium commit. The first was revealed late last year going by the codename 'Cheza' while the new model is known internally as 'Trogdor....
The Moto Z2 Force. (CNET)

Motorola cancels plans to release Pie for its last true flagship, the Moto Z2 Force

Motorola has indefinitely shelved its plans to release the Pie update to most users of the Moto Z2 Force in the US. The Z2 Force can be said to be Motorola's last true flagship and it's a shame that the company appears to be showi...
The Galaxy A80 is currently at the top of the A-series hierarchy. (Source: Livemint)

There are two Snapdragon 855-powered Samsung Galaxy A-series phones on the way

Samsung has released a bunch of A-series phones this year and is set to crown the pile with the ultimate Galaxy A device. "Devices" is the right word, actually, as there will apparently be two of them. Both are expected to be powe...


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