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The upcoming Helio P90 seems aimed at premium mid-to-high-end handhelds. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek officially announces the Helio P90 SoC

Initially thought to be an answer for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855, Samsung's Exynos 9820 or Huawei's Kirin 980, the Helio P90 seems to be aimed at premium mid-to-high-end phones. It still uses the 12 nm manufacturing process, so it ...
The new tab-grouping feature is already under development via Chromium. (Source: Google)

Next version of Chrome may have Dark Mode and tab-grouping features

Chrome 73 is now rumored to add a feature that can organize tabs into certain sets to the browser. This may be most reminiscent of the similar function that Microsoft is reportedly set to bring to Windows File Explorer in the futu...
The OnePlus 6T. (Source: BGR)

The OnePlus 6T has outsold the OnePlus 6 by 249% in the US

OnePlus launched the OnePlus 6T a few months and, for the first time ever, sold the device under the umbrella of a US carrier. That move has apparently paid off in style, with the company confirming that the OnePlus 6T has outsold...
The Huawei Enjoy 9. (Source: Mysmartprice)

Huawei launches the Huawei Enjoy 9, Snapdragon 450 and 4000 mAh battery in tow

Huawei has announced the launch of its new budget Enjoy 9. The phone will sport dual rear cameras, a Snapdragon 450, and a big 4000 mAh battery. A fingerprint reader is missing, however, and there may just be better value options ...
The innovative NEX Dual Display Edition from Vivo is here. (Source: Vivo)

Dual-display Vivo NEX 2 official with three high-tech cameras in tow

The Vivo NEX 2 is here, although it has officially launched as the NEX Dual-Display Edition. As previously leaked, the device drops the pop-up camera for a secondary display on the rear of the device. It also boasts some serious c...
The Galaxy A8s, jack very much missing. (Source: Sammobile)

For the first time, Samsung has ditched the headphone jack

Samsung announced the new Galaxy A8s in China yesterday and while the device's Infinity-O camera hole may be the biggest talking point, an even bigger point of contention is the fact that the phone lacks a 3.5mm jack. This will be...
The Honor V20. (Source: Huawei Central)

The Honor V20 is coming with a single rear camera, a 48 MP absolute unit

Huawei is set to unveil its new premium phone, the Honor V20, on December 26. The device will feature a single rear camera, albeit a 48 MP one.
Renders of the Pixel 3 Lite XL. (Source: OnLeaks)

Renders of the Pixel 3 Lite XL surface

The Pixel 3 Lite has leaked extensively over the last month, and it's almost surprising to learn that there's a bigger Pixel 3 Lite XL. The less is said about that name, the better.
Expected to be the Sony IMX586. (Source: Android Central)

The upcoming Xiaomi phone with a 48 MP camera will likely be a mid-range offering

Xiaomi spokesperson Lin Bin recently teased a new Xiaomi phone featuring a 48 MP camera. Initial reports claimed it could be a flagship of sorts but new information shows that is rather unlikely, as the device is said to be powere...
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (Source: Android Authority)

Asus launches the Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Asus Zenfone Max M2 in India

The new Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Zenfone Max M2 handsets by Asus both feature a 6.3-inch display, but they are quite different. The first comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and up to 6 GB of memory, while its more afford...
Mobvoi TicWatch C2 (Source: Mobvoi)

The Mobvoi TicWatch C2 smartwatch finally hits the US market

The IP68-rated Mobvoi TicWatch C2 is now available for purchase in the US for US$199.99. Powered by Google's Wear OS and the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, this smart wearable features NFC connectivity and has a built-in...
Turing HubblePhone K3-XR crypto pre-order campaign starting December 13 (Source: The Dawn of HubblePhone newsletter)

The Crypto Pre-Order Campaign of the Turing HubblePhone K3-XR next-gen handset will start on December 13

Advertised as a multi-screen 5G smartphone with a professional camera and a mobile gaming console, the HubblePhone K3-XR Copernicus is supposed to arrive in about a year, but there are two more models — Cassini and Herschel — that...
The iPhone XR. (Source: Digital Trends)

Opinion | DxOMark: The iPhone XR proves that more cameras aren't a precursor for excellent performance

The iPhone XR made the trip over to DxOMark and shone, earning the highest score ever for a device with a single rear camera, and showing up other flagships with more complicated camera setups.
Renders of the Xperia XZ4 Compact. (Source: Onleaks)

Sony could be the first OEM to bring back the headphone jack after removing it

The headphone jack began its mass exodus away from flagships last year, with Sony ditching it on the Xperia XZ2 phones. For the first time, though, we could see a company bring back the much-wanted port.
Renders of the S10+. (Source: Onleaks)

This is the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite with a flat display and side-mounted fingerprint sensor

With how much attention the Galaxy S10 and S10 have received, you could be forgiven for forgetting that Samsung also plans on releasing an S10 Lite. Details of the S10 Lite have been scarce but renders have finally surfaced.
The company is one of the biggest in the feature phone market too. (Source: Yle)

HMD Global has sold 70 million phones in two years

Since the company's conception two years ago, HMD Global has sold 70 million phones. Of course, that figure also includes feature phones, and we expect the number of Android smartphones sold to be in the ballpark of 25 million, wh...
A purported render of the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition looks fairly mild. (Source:@IshanAgarwal24)

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition renders leak out

If you were hoping for a stunning dual-tone blue and papaya orange color scheme for the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, prepare to be disappointed. Instead, what you will get is a rather bland looking carbon fiber rear case with perha...
Microsoft may release its new Chromium-based and cross-platform version of Edge in 2019, according to Joe Belfiore and the Microsoft Edge Team. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Edge is becoming a cross-platform and Chromium-based browser

Microsoft Edge is changing. 2019 may mark its transformation into a cross-platform and Chromium-based browser, according to a blog post by Joe Belfiore, the Corporate Vice President of the Essential Products Group at Microsoft and...
BlackBerry Key2 LE

84% BlackBerry KEY2 LE Smartphone Review

Light Times. Anyone who appreciates a smartphone with a physical keyboard, but does not want to fork out for an expensive device should consider the BlackBerry KEY2 LE. The cheaper version of the KEY2 has decent hardware for its price, but is it a business bargain?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 | Qualcomm Adreno 509 | 4.5" | 156 g
The latest leak continues to point to "hole punch" front-facing cameras and mimimal bezels.  (Source: @OnLeaks)

Samsung Galaxy S10 leak reveals case maker's expectations

If there is one thing that seems almost certain for the Samsung Galaxy S10 is that it will feature “punch hole” cut outs for its front-facing cameras. The only question appears to be whether they will be positioned to the left, ce...
The company confirmed what we've always suspected, that it makes the most money from mid-range phones. (Source: Yle)

Interview with HMD Global reveals new information on the company's goals and state of affairs

HMD Global spoke with Roland Quandt of Winfuture.de yesterday, and the latter has now revealed a few takeaways from the interview, including the company’s commitment to the mid-range and plans for the Nokia 9.
The OnePlus 6T. (Source: BGR)

There's a 5G OnePlus phone coming, and it could cost US$300 more than normal

The Snapdragon 855 was unveiled a few days ago, and one of the biggest talking points was its 5G modem. Most companies will release 5G phones in 2019 and OnePlus is billed to be among the first, although the device could very well...
The Mi A1. (Source: MIUI)

The Mi A1 receives the Android Pie beta

The Xiaomi Mi A2 received the Android Pie beta last month and got the stable update just about a week later. The last-gen Mi A1 has now received its Pie beta, and there's a chance it gets the final, stable update before the year r...
Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, won the most prestigious award of the evening. (Source: AMD)

Nvidia, AMD, and Samsung all winners at the 2018 GSA Awards

The 2018 Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Awards have been handed out, and companies like Nvidia, AMD, and Samsung have not gone home empty-handed. Dr. Lisa Su, who is the current CEO and president of AMD, was given the prestig...
A render for the Vivo Nex 2. (Source: India Today)

Possible Vivo Nex 2 model with 10GB RAM seen on Geekbench

A phone from the OEM Vivo with the model number V1821A has appeared on Geekbench. This device is likely to be the upcoming Vivo Nex 2, as it packs the Snapdragon 845 which lines up with other leaks about the phone. The phone poste...
Early samples of the Snapdragon 855 appear to be marginally faster than the Exynos 9820. (Source: CNet)

Snapdragon 855 beats Samsung's Exynos 9820 in latest AnTuTu benchmarks

The Exynos-powered models from previous Galaxy S models appeared to be slightly faster than the Snapdragon versions, but it looks like the situation is now reversed for the upcoming Galaxy S10 handhelds. Early samples of the Exyno...
The mid-range counterparts to the Snapdragon 855 may be here soon. (Source: Qualcomm)

Snapdragon 6150 pops up on Geekbench, shaping up to be a decent mid-ranger

The chip currently known as the Snapdragon 6150, which could be the 675's successor, has appeared on Geekbench incorporated into an unnamed reference device. It is an octa-core chip, as expected, and runs at 1.8GHz. The 6150 poste...
The Nokia 8.1. (Source: NDTV)

HMD launches the Nokia 8.1 - Snapdragon 710, 3500 mAh battery, Android Pie

At an event in Dubai yesterday, HMD Global launched the new Nokia 8.1, featuring a Snapdragon 710, dual rear cameras with OIS, a 20 MP selfie camera, and a 3500 mAh battery. Impressively, it also runs on Android Pie out of the box...
Samsung has been using a mysterious-looking prototype to show off 5G technology at the Qualcomm Tech Summit in Hawaii. (Source: Twitter)

Samsung 5G prototype spotted at Qualcomm Tech Summit

The Qualcomm Tech Summit is in full swing in Hawaii. The star of the show so far has been the announcement of the Snapdragon 855 SoC and its support for 5G. However, Samsung has captured the attention of journalists with a strange...
The Yandex.Phone will aid users with utilizing products from Yandex's ecosystem. (Source: Yandex)

Russian search engine company introduces Yandex.Phone

The Russian Internet-related tech company Yandex has announced its foray into the world of smartphones with the aptly named Yandex.Phone. The 5.65-inch device will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC and features Yandex’s propriet...
The SD 855 and its new motto. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm unveiled its commitment to 5G (and novelty) alongside the Snapdragon 855

The Qualcomm tech summit of 2018 highlighted the company’s strength of conviction that 5G is the future of consumer electronics. It promoted the new radio standard’s ‘near-zero’ latency and increased transmission rates, and the ad...
Renders of the Galaxy S10+. (Source: OnLeaks)

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ in all their glory

Even more renders of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ have surfaced. The devices can be seen with circular cutouts at their top right corners—in the case of the S10+ two circles overlapping to form a pill of sorts.
Renders of the Moto G7. (Source: Onleaks)

Initial rumors of the Moto G7 revealed - Snapdragon 632, dual rear cameras, teardrop notch

The Moto G7 will be bang right in the middle of the next-gen Moto G lineup. The device is expected to feature a 6.24-inch display with a teardrop notch, dual rear cameras, and a 3000 mAh battery.
Renders of the forthcoming Xperia XZ4 from Sony. (Source: @OnLeaks)

Snapdragon 855 could debut first in Sony's XZ4

Hot on the heels of the official launch of the Snapdragon 855 is a leak suggesting that the Sony Xperia XZ4 will be the first smartphone to ship with Qualcomm’s freshest silicon. If the rumor is accurate, it could be just what Son...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 officially announced

During the Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm officially announced the new Snapdragon 855 high-end mobile platform. Details are still sparse, but the main focus lies on an improved AI engine, the first computer vision hardware ...
The Lenovo Z5s sports its punch-hole cutout in the top center of the device. (Source: Pocket now)

Lenovo's Z5s could edge out Samsung and Huawei in punch-hole race

Lenovo is planning on launching its Z5s smartphone in China on December 6, and it could end up being the first smartphone on the market to have a punch-hole design for the selfie camera. The Z5s is expected to feature a rear-facin...
The Huawei Nova 4 is to be launched on December 17. (Source: Huawei/Weibo)

Huawei Nova 4 with punch-hole display gets launch date

Huawei has posted a promotional image on the company’s Weibo page to announce the release date in China for the Nova 4 smartphone: December 17. The successor of the Nova 3 device comes with the latest alternative to the notch/tear...
Renders of a potential XZ4 device have already been leaked. (Source: OnLeaks and MySmartPrice)

Snapdragon 855 and 3,900 mAh battery mentioned in supposed Sony Xperia XZ4 specifications leak

Reported specifications for the rumored Sony Xperia XZ4 have been leaked on a Chinese blogging site. Prolific leaker Ice universe has posted details about the possible flagship device that include mention of a Snapdragon 855 proce...
The Snapdragon 855 will be officially revealed later today at the Qualcomm Technology Summit in Hawaii.  (Source: WinFuture)

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8150 officially named Snapdragon 855, details leak before launch event

The upcoming flagship SoC from Qualcomm was believed to be called Snapdragon 8150 due to its SM8150 denomination found in early benchmarks, but the official name will be Snapdragon 855. Details on the modem, NPU, GPU, CPU clusters...
Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 2018 Edition (Source: Barnes & Noble)

Barnes & Noble is back with the US$49.99 7-inch NOOK Tablet

The most affordable slate by Barnes & Noble has just received a refresh without jumping over the US$50 sweet spot. Its specs now include 16 GB of storage space, a "vivid and bright" 7-inch IPS display, as well as up to 7 hours of ...
The edited photo on Samsung's website. (Source: DIYPhotography)

Samsung nabbed passing off DSLR shots as camera samples of the Galaxy A8 Star

Months after getting caught using DSLR shots as camera samples for the Galaxy A8, Samsung has been nabbed doing the exact same thing with the Galaxy A8 Star. Companies like Huawei and Xiaomi have also been caught in similar acts o...
Purported Moto G7 Plus renders. (Source: Mr Gizmo)

Initial details of the Moto G7 Plus revealed - Snapdragon 660 in tow, wireless charging a possibility

The Moto G7 Plus will be the most powerful and expensive of the upcoming Moto G7 phones, and its specifications sheet says as much, as it's set to feature a Snapdragon 660, and maybe, just maybe, wireless charging support.
The tweet in question.

Official Samsung Twitter account caught sending tweets with...an iPhone

Huawei ambassador Gal Gadot was revealed to have been tweeting with an iPhone a long while ago and if you thought that was bad, you'd be shocked, as an official Samsung account was caught parading the streets of Twitter with an iP...
The Honor 10. (Source: GSMArena)

The Honor V20 and Honor 11 are coming next year

Honor's current-gen mainstream premium phones are the Honor V10 and Honor 10. The successors to the duo are expected to be the Honor V20 and Honor 11, but while the former should be out by now, it would appear that it is still in ...
It's something akin to this. (Source: Videoblocks)

There have been multiple reports of bootlooping LG G7 ThinQ units

Bootloops may as well be LG's calling card at this point, as the company has a long line of devices that have displayed that behavior at certain points. The G7 ThinQ may join that special group if recent reports are anything to go...
The Helio P90 will likely offer performance value in the same region as the Snapdragon 710. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek's new flagship Helio P90 is likely coming on December 13 - What should you expect?

MediaTek has been conservative with its SoC releases of recent but could be set to release something truly competitive in the sub-premium market in the near future, with reports of a looming Helio P90 launch surfacing.
Perhaps the blandest render we've ever seen. (Source: Mysmartprice)

Details of Lenovo's upcoming K5X mid-ranger surface

Lenovo tends to release a number of devices that fly under the radar in the western market, and the upcoming Lenovo K5X will likely be one such phone. The mid-ranger is expected to feature a Snapdragon 636, dual selfie cameras, an...
The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro will get gesture support after all with the final release of EMUI 9.0, starting now in China.

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro now to get full-screen gesture support

Huawei has announced that full-screen gesture controls shown on its Mate 20 Pro — and in beta on the Mate 10 Pro — are now coming to the Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro with the full release of EMUI 9.0 in China.
A render of a new Sony patent description showing a foldabe device with a transparent display. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Sony patent points to foldable phone with transparent display

With 2019 looking like it will be the year of the foldable smartphones, you might be wondering what’s next. A new patent from Sony might give us a clue. How does a foldable smartphone with a transparent display sound like to you?...
The author with a selfie taken using portait mode on the Pixel 3 XL. (Source: Notebook Check)

Google explains how AI tweaks make portraits better on Pixel 3

One area that Google holds a clear lead over the competition is the way it deploys its algorithm and machine learning nous to enhance the capabilities of its Pixel smartphones. In a new blog, the company explains how it has develo...

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