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OnePlus will be live-streaming the launch event on its website. (Source: OnePlus)

Launch event date for the OnePlus 6 confirmed

A launch event date for the OnePlus 6 flagship smartphone has finally been announced. The new device will be unveiled at a large arena in London, UK, on May 16. The Shenzhen-based manufacturer has also revealed another launch even...
The Nokia X6 will be the first under HMD to feature a notched display. (Source: Weibo)

Fresh Nokia X6 render leaks and (surprise!), it has a notched display

The Nokia X6 has just been leaked in fresh renders and if you were hoping that it would feature a notched display, your wishes have been granted. It will be the first device from the reborn brand to feature a notched display, but ...
The Huawei P20 Pro. (Source: Huawei)

Hands-on user reviews of the Huawei P20 Pro claim the device's cameras may not be as good as critics say

The Huawei P20 Pro rocked the smartphone world when it was launched a month ago. The device's tri-rear cameras and impressive image processing has seen critics hail it as debatably the best camera smartphone on the planet. However...
The Nokia X6 is said to fit in just below the Nokia 7 Plus in HMD's lineup. (Source: Expert Reviews)

The touted Nokia X will actually be the Nokia X6, and it's a midranger with a powerful processor

The Nokia X6 will be Nokia's next device. The device is reportedly billed for an April 27 launch and is positioned between the Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 7 Plus in the company's hierarchy of smartphones.
Xiaomi still kings of the Indian smartphone market with a 31% market share

Xiaomi still kings of the Indian smartphone market with a 31% market share

A report by Canalys has disclosed the current standings in the Indian smartphone market. The world's second-largest smartphone market belongs to Xiaomi, with the company boosting its stock over the first quarter of 2018 to reach a...
The Meizu 15 Lite. (Source: GSMArena)

Meizu unveils the Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Lite, partners with Google to release new Android Go phone

Meizu, a while ago, launched its new 15-series devices. The devices offer fine hardware while sticking with some of the traditional features of Android phones—16:9 display, 3.5mm headphone jack, and no notch.
Image: Purism

Librem 5 smartphone will officially support PureOS and Ubuntu Touch

Thanks to a collaboration between Purism and UBports, the upcoming crowd-funded Librem 5 smartphone now officially supports Purism's own PureOS and Ubuntu Touch. Ubuntu Touch, which was abandoned by Canonical last year, was picked...
The global semiconductor market enjoyed 2016-2017 growth of 21.6%. (Source: VR Zone)

Report places Samsung ahead of Intel in semiconductor market

A press release from research company Gartner has stated that Samsung has overtaken Intel as the world’s largest semiconductor vendor. The figures for 2017 show the South Korean company gaining 14.2% of the global market share whi...
Part of the code that exploits the Tegra SoC's boot ROM. (Image: Github)

New method of hacking Nintendo's Switch claims to be "unpatchable"

A newly discovered hardware exploit allows for the execution of arbitrary code on devices powered by Nvidia's Tegra processors. This includes Nintendo's wildly popular Switch, which has been under the scope of several hacking grou...
Windows 10 Mobile on a Lumia phone. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft adds mobile APIs back into Windows 10, possibly for Surface Phone

It appears that the phone call related APIs that Microsoft removed from Windows 10 in the Fall Creators Update have been added back again in Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17650, which rolled out to the 'Skip Ahead Insiders' channel....
LG Stylo 4 mid-range Android phablet (Source: Android Headlines)

Mid-range LG Stylo 4 phablet with stylus allegedly in the works

Almost one month after the release of the LG Stylo 3, we hear that the LG Stylo 4 is in the making. Sadly, the insiders who talked about it only mentioned that it will hit the US via Cricket Wireless, without saying anything about...
The Zenfone Max Pro M1. (Source: TelecomTalk)

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 launched - Snapdragon 636, 5000 mAh battery, stock Android, US$200

Asus has launched a new device. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 may have a sizeable name but it manages to cram in a slew of features into a package that comes with an extremely attractive price tag.
OnePlus 6 unofficial render, launch expected for May 18 as the company's most expensive phone so far

The OnePlus 6 to be most expensive OnePlus phone so far, could launch on May 18

Although the upcoming OnePlus 6 flagship has no official launch date or price yet, both have been revealed in India. Last Thursday, MoneyControl published an article about this topic that was removed shortly after going online. Ac...
Renders of the Leagoo S10. (Source: Ben Geskin)

Opinion | The upcoming Leagoo S10 is a shameless attempt at cloning all the major flagships at once

According to a leak, Leagoo is set to release a new flagship device—the Leagoo S10. Going by renders, this device, eh, borrows its design elements from smartphones like the Galaxy S9, Essential PH-1, and P20 Pro. An archetypal cas...
The Nokia 6 is one of the three devices to have its kernel sources released. (Source: Pocket Lint)

HMD releases kernel sources for some of its devices but it's still not all rosy

HMD has finally released kernel sources for some of its devices. The Nokia 1, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8 get to enjoy better community development, although there's something of a catch to that right now.
Xiaomi is set to bring Android One to the budget Redmi line

Xiaomi is set to bring Android One to the budget Redmi line

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has confirmed that the company will launch Android One Redmi devices in the near future. The company's Redmi line is widely regarded as offering excellent value for money, and the allure of stock Android on its ...
TSMC's new 7nm FinFet fabrication process will be used for the Apple A12. (Source: TSMC)

TSMC 7nm FinFet plans give a big hint about Apple’s future iPhone chips, possibly MacBooks too

TSMC has revealed that its new 7nm FinFet process will deliver mobile chips that are at least 20 percent faster and 40 percent more efficient. It has also revealed that it has developed two separate 7nm FinFet tracks, one optimize...
Moto E5 Plus. (Source: Motorola)

Moto E5, E5 Plus, and E5 Play announced: Power efficient hardware and large batteries

Moto’s G-series of mid-range smartphones tends to get most of the attention, but their lower specced E-series continues to offer budget-friendly options — if you’re willing to accept a few compromises. For those who hold battery l...
The Razer Phone. (Source: Razer)

Deal | The Razer Phone is now available for just $600

The Razer Phone is now available for slightly cheaper than it cost at launch. The device launched with an MSRP of US$700 but potential buyers can now get it for $100 less. The deal has been on for the past two days but will end on...
Purported image of the iPhone SE 2 case showing a glass back. (Source: Slashleaks)

iPhone SE 2 could launch in May, Apple could be stuck with Samsung for OLED panels

Apple's iPhone SE sequel could be set for a May launch and will only feature upgraded internals for the most part, according to the latest rumors. Meanwhile, Apple looks like it will have to stick with Samsung as its sole supplier...
Moto G6 Plus main camera

Motorola launches the Moto G6, G6 Play, and G6 Plus in Brazil

The Moto G6 lineup is now official and consists of the 3 handsets mentioned by multiple leaks and rumors in the last few months: the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, and the Moto G6 Plus. The new Moto smartphones come with Oreo out of the b...
The Essential PH-1 sees a price slash to $400

Now $350 | The Essential PH-1 sees a price slash to $400

The PH-1 is currently available on Amazon for US$400. This is the lowest the device has been officially sold at since it was launched but it's already a last-gen flagship for the most part, so it really shouldn't come as a surpris...
The Ulefone Power 5 brings all the bells and whistles to the brick segment.

The Ulefone Power 5 is now official and it comes with a bewildering 13000 mAh battery

The Ulefone Power 5 is Ulefone's new battery monster. The device gets its running juice from a nigh-unparalleled 13000 mAh battery. It also features quad cameras, wireless charging, OIS, and a slew of features you wouldn't expect ...
This is only a fan-made render of a golden Xiaomi Mi7 back plate. (Source: WCCFTech)

Xiaomi Mi7 first to include Qualcomm's 3D facial recognition tech

Apple's iPhone X may have been the first to integrate the FaceID feature, but Android smartphones are set to get a refined version with Qualcomm's latest 3D facial scanning this year. While Samsung and Huawei are hard at work on t...
The Redmi S2 will likely be similarly positioned to the Redmi 5 Plus. (Source: Geekbuying)

The Redmi S2 will battle for the throne of the budget segment

A firmware teardown by XDA-Developers has revealed the details of the Redmi S2, a device that looks to be Xiaomi's next budget king. The S2 features an 18:9 display, dual rear cameras with EIS, and the trusty Snapdragon 625.
The Meizu E3 was Meizu's second device this year. (Source: TechnologyNewsWorld)

The Meizu 15 Plus appears on multiple benchmarks, QHD display and Exynos 8895 in tow

The Meizu 15 will be one of Meizu's flagships for the year. The company has deviated from its Mediatek ways of recent and the Meizu 15 will continue on the new path, as it is powered by the Exynos 8895, Samsung's flagship SoC from...
ZTE Nubia Red Magic official press render (Source: Red Magic)

A new gaming smartphone hits the market: the ZTE Nubia Red Magic is here

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic joins the Razer Phone and Xiaomi's Black Shark gaming smartphones, but it is powered by the older Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and has a 6-inch 1080p 2:1 display. Fortunately, it features 8 GB of memor...
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.
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 6.1" | 174 g
The Honor 10 is a cheaper P20 alternative. (Source: Honor)

Huawei launches the Honor 10, a cheaper P20 alternative

Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei, has rolled out the Honor 10, its flagship smartphone for 2018. Aimed at a younger Asian market, the Honor 10 has has funky looks with more than a hint of the P20 for a fraction of the price.
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: Google Assistant can now enable the display.
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 6" | 178 g
BQ Aquaris VS Plus

81% BQ Aquaris VS Plus Smartphone Review

Purist. Straightforward design, slimmed-down features, no charger - At first, the BQ Aquaris VS Plus doesn't seem like a phone to fall in love with. But the stock Android, the good cameras and the low price make up for a lot. Is the Spanish smartphone worth considering?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.5" | 183 g
What Apple's September 2018 iPhone lineup could look like. (Source: KGI Securities)

Rumored 6.1-inch notched LCD iPhone could start from just US$550

Apple could be set to introduce the rumored 6.1-inch LCD iPhone "9" starting from as low as US$550, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. Kuo also predicts that Apple will start selling dual SIM, dual standby (DSDS) iP...
Android Oreo finally topples Jelly Bean. (Source: Google)

8 months after the release of Android Oreo, less than 5% of users have received the update

Developer metrics for the month of April have been released. The data released shows the dominance of Android Nougat in the market, with 30% of users being on that version of the OS. Android Oreo still has an utterly woeful market...
Nomu M6 Smartphone Review

72% Nomu M6 Smartphone Review

Outdoor color play. At first glance, the Nomu M6 was convincing with its fresh design and its decent build quality. The low-end hardware can be justified with the low purchase price, even if only barely. However, the case is not the only thing with rough edges here.
Mediatek MT6737T | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5" | 182 g
Huawei. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's decision to keep its Kirin SoCs exclusive leaves ZTE in the lurch

At an event in Shenzhen, China, Huawei has announced that it will not be selling its Kirin SoCs to any third-party OEMs. This comes as bad news for ZTE after the latter was hit with a ban that will see it unable to use components ...
The Nokia 8 was the company's flagship device for 2017. (Source: Juho Sarvikas)

The Nokia X is Nokia's next device, and it will be unveiled on April 27

An ad in China has revealed what appears to be HMD's next device, the Nokia X. Details of the device aren't in circulation at the moment, and rumors claim it will be a mid-ranger instead of the flagship its name tag implies
A closer look at the back case design (Source: Weibo)

ZTE Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone revealed in leaked pictures

Despite all the bad publicity ZTE is getting these days, the Chinese company is well on its way to officially reveal the Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone on April 19. The latest leaked picture from Weibo reveals a 2:1 Infinity Di...
Former US president, Barack Obama. (Source: Twitter)

This AI video of Barack Obama is the disturbing future of fake news

An exercise in creating a humorous faked video of Barack Obama is in reality a disturbing preview of how AI can be used to manipulate ordinary people. Ironically, it turns out, AI might also be our savior from fake news at the sam...
Vivo under display fingerprint reader, Samsung Galaxy S10/X to feature it as well, coming later this year

Unfoldable Samsung Galaxy S10 to feature a 3D camera and an in-display fingerprint reader

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S flagship, although still many months ahead of us, is rumored to lack a foldable display. On the other hand, this handset is expected to feature a 3D camera, as well as an Infinity display similar to t...
LG G7 ThinQ Android flagship unofficial render (Source: Evan Blass)

The best LG G7 ThinQ render so far shows up online

The render of the upcoming — and officially confirmed — LG G7 ThinQ Android flagship reveals a thick metal frame similar to that of the LG G6, a display with curved corners, as well as a rather wide notch at the top. All the detai...
The only official image of the Honor 10 shows the back. (Source: Weibo)

Honor 10 specs leaked on TENAA

TENAA reveals that the Honor 10 will come with a 5.84-inch LCD screen capable of displaying 2280 x 1080 pixels, and rumors claim that there's an upper notch, as well. The rear camera setup comprises a 16 P + 24 MP combo with “sema...
The Infinity Display tech considerably reduces the upper and lower bezels. (Source: BGR)

Samsung Galaxy J6 to come with Infinity Displays according to FCC

This year, Samsung is porting the Infinity Display technology from the high-end Galaxy S and Note models to the more mid-rangy A and J series. According to FCC, the latest model to get the 18.5:9 aspect ratio Infinity Display scre...
This happens every year. It's starting to feel like deja vu. (Source: Blerds Online)

We've been bamboozled yet again - There will be no Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini

Recently, there have been reports of what appeared to be a Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini. More details of that device have been revealed and it would seem that we've been bamboozled yet again, with the device apparently a Galaxy S9 varia...
The Vita was revised in 2013 and the OLED screen was replaced with an LCD screen. (Source: Sony)

PlayStation Vita rumored to be on its way out

British tabloid newspaper The Daily Star has reported that Sony may be planning to discontinue the PlayStation Vita handheld game console, possibly this year. The device was launched in 2011, and although it’s believed it has sold...
Honor 7C selection. (Source: Honor)

Honor 7A and 7C now official, bringing premium features to budget phones

Honor, Huawei’s online-focused brand, announced today their new budget-range Honor 7A and Honor 7C smartphones. While most of the specifications are as expected for this end of the market, these would be among the cheapest smartph...
Xiaomi Black Shark and game controller

Asus might hit the gaming smartphone niche soon

After Razer and Xiaomi, Asus could become the third big brand to hop on the gaming smartphone bandwagon. The rumor has been around for a while, but the device did not arrive at MWC 2018 as mentioned. Now, the company's CEO Jerry S...
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 rugged smartphone

Samsung's rugged Galaxy Xcover 5 shows up online

Although there is no official announcement yet and last year's Galaxy Xcover 4 was only released in Europe and Canada, a Galaxy Xcover 5 was recently discovered on Samsung New Zealand's website. Since the webpage was taken down in...
Sold out. (Source: GSMArena)

The OnePlus 5T is no longer available in Europe and India

OnePlus' official store in North America ended sales of the OnePlus 5T a few weeks ago, citing a depletion of stock intended for the region. The company's web stores in Europe and India are also saying the same, which could be evi...
LG Fortune 2 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 and sub-US$100 price tag

LG Fortune 2 hits Cricket Wireless priced at just US$99.99

The 5-inch LG Fortune 2 comes about one year after the introduction of the Android Marshmallow-driven LG Fortune and provides more than enough for a backup device. Its list of specs and features includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 ...
Moto G6 Plus color options (Source: Android Headlines)

Moto G6 Plus hits Geekbench, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 in tow

Although most leaks and rumors that we heard so far mentioned a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 as the heart of the upcoming Moto G6 Plus handset, this mobile device features in fact the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chip, which is listed by Ge...

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