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The OPPO F9. (Source: Mysmartprice)

OPPO launches the new OPPO F9 with a dashing notch

OPPO has unveiled its new F9 sub-premium device. The F9 is a solid offering on paper, and continues the new trend of innovative design factors with one of the best notch implementations we've ever seen.
Three new devices. (Source: Mysmartprice)

Motorola launches the Moto P30, Moto E5 Plus, and Z3

Motorola has launched three new devices in China. The E5 Plus and Z3 are known quantities, so the main arrival is the Snapdragon 636-powered Moto P30.
The Mi A2. (Source: XDA-Developers)

Xiaomi launches the Android One Mi A2 for the Indian market

Xiaomi released the Mi A2 in India last week, with the device being, for the most part, an Android One rebrand of the Mi 6X. It also fails at being a worthy successor to the popular last-gen Mi A1.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Android tablet to get a Plus sibling

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus coming with 4 GB RAM and up to 128 GB storage

Although it will use the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor as the regular Mi Pad 4, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus is expected to come with a larger display and a higher-capacity battery. Rumored to arrive in black or gold...
The Sony Signature Series DMP-Z1 costs around US$7,900. (Source: Sony)

Sony launches US$7,900 Signature Series DMP-Z1 Digital Music Player, matching headphones

Sony has launched its most expensive digital music player and in-ear headphones to date. The new Signature Edition DMP-Z1 and IER-Z1Rs come in at a whopping US$7,900 and US$1,780, but promise an unmatched audio quality.

81% JVC J20 Smartphone Review

Beautiful and solid. New on the market and a thing of beauty: The case of the JVC J20 takes inspiration from Sony and Honor. But what about the hardware? Well, you can learn this and more in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 | Qualcomm Adreno 508 | 5.65" | 158 g
Intel preparing for "Data-Centric" era (Source: Intel Newsroom)

Intel has sold AI chips worth over US$1 billion last year

The Xeon processors employed by data centers in various artificial intelligence applications provided Intel with over US$1 billion in revenue in 2017, and the future looks even better. According to the company's officials, the dat...
Meltdown alongside Spectre was originally reported as a hardware level exploit on Intel CPUs (Source:

Qualcomm CPUs have been shown to be unprotected against the Meltdown exploit, researchers say

Earlier this year two large security exploits known as Spectre and Meltdown were reported to exist on modern day CPUs. While Spectre has been confirmed to be exploitable on AMD, Intel, IBM, and ARM, it was previously believed only...
Motorola's Android-based desktop UI. (Source: Evan Blass)

Evan Blass: Motorola could be developing DeX-like 'ModBook' laptop Moto Mod

Evan Blass has received images of a desktop-like Android-based environment that has been in development at Motorola. Blass received a tip, including supporting images, from a graphic designer who has been working on the project.
Qualcomm September 10 event official teaser (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 mobile processor might arrive next month

Although the recent official teasers have not revealed what is this all about, insiders familiar with the matter revealed that Qualcomm will launch a new mobile chip on September 10. As its alleged name suggests, the upcoming Snap...
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 is now available. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 670 SoC featuring the Hexagon 685 DSP and X12 LTE modem

Qualcomm has announced a new SoC for the burgeoning mid-range Android segment. Dubbed the Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform, the new SoC has two high performance cores and six efficiency cores and comes with the Spectra 250 ISP for a...
The RED Hydrogen One with 4-View holographic display is coming October 9. (Source: RED)

Radical RED Hydrogen One finally gets release date

Professional camera maker RED has created a lot of hype around the launch of its first smartphone, the Hydrogen One. The new device features what the company claims has a display capable of displaying 3D holographic images that wo...
The Mi Mix 3 will have some of the slimmest bezels around. (Source: WCCFTech)

Xiaomi's Mi Mix 3 will integrate Samsung's OLED displays and Qi wireless charging

The Mi Mix 3 is rumored to get a major display upgrade with Samsung's OLED screens instead of the usual IPS LCDs. The thin bezels suggest the existence of a pop-up selfie cam, while the rear would be getting an impressive tri-came...
The Pocophone F1 is already available in Romania for ~US$487. (Source: PC Garage)

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 full specs and first pics surface online

The Pocophone F1 has not yet been officially unveiled, but it looks like the phone is already available on the Romanian site PC Garage. For only ~US$487 users can now get a Snapdragon 845 handheld with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, ...
The Mi Max 3. (Source: CNET)

Update | The Snapdragon 710-powered Mi Max 3 Pro is dead in the water, Xiaomi executive confirms

Xiaomi's Director of Product Marketing, Zhi Zhiyuan, has confirmed that the company has no plans of releasing an Mi Max 3 Pro. Previous word claimed that the Pro variant of the newly launched Mi Max 3 would be powered by a Snapdra...
The Honor Play. (Source: NDTV)

The new Honor Play is the cheapest Kirin 970-powered device ever

Huawei has now launched its latest device in India. The Honor Play is notable for being the cheapest device to be released with Huawei's flagship Kirin 970 SoC.
Finnish pre-orders of the Asus ROG gaming phone will get a bonus. (Source: Telia)

Powerhouse Asus ROG gaming phone up for pre-order

The Asus ROG gaming smartphone has gone up for pre-order in Finland giving us a first look at its pricing. The powerhouse device packs a vapor cooled Snapdragon 845 and 8GB of RAM and will retail for an eye-watering 999 EUR.
LG Q7+ coming to T-Mobile early August 2018 (Source: LG)

Mid-range LG Q7+ hits T-Mobile

T-Mobile has just added the US$350 LG Q7+ to its portfolio, but only the Moroccan Blue variant. This 5.5-inch, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450-powered handset comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storag...
The ZTE Axon 7. (Source: Digital Trends)

The much-expected ZTE Axon 9 devices could be on their way soon

Word of ZTE's upcoming flagships has surfaced once again, and it would appear that we will be getting an Axon 9—and a Pro model—soon, perhaps even sooner than one would expect.
The Motorola One on the left, and the Motorola One Power on the right. (Source: Android Headlines)

Update | Android One Motorola One in the works, could be coming on August 2

Apparently, Motorola has two mid-range devices in the works. One is the Motorola One, and the other is the Motorola One Power. Both are Android One devices but it remains unknown what actually separates them.
The rejuvenated Nokia brand has grown massively. (Source: Yle)

Eighteen months after releasing its first device, HMD joins the ranks of the top ten smartphone brands

The biggest headline from Counterpoint Research's newest report on the smartphone market may have been Huawei's dethroning of Apple to become the second-largest smartphone company in the world, but equally impressive is HMD's show...
The PS4 Pro has performed well commercially. (Source: Digital Trends)

Sony releases quarterly sales numbers - Mobile division takes hit, PlayStation sales stay strong

Sony has released its sales numbers for the first quarter of its fiscal year. According to the report, the company's PlayStation division saw sizeable rises in income and profit but the reverse was the case for the floundering mob...
Retail box of Russian Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Source: SamMobile)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 retail box surfaces online

With less than a week to go until its August 9 launch, the Galaxy Note 9 is already all over the web, including an official product video that was unleashed — apparently by mistake — by Samsung itself. Now, an image of a Russian G...
MediaTek have been reported as making good, if flat, profits this year. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek's CEO increasingly cautious about smartphone market in coming year

The processor supplier MediaTek have posted an increase in second-quarter profits; however, its sales may have been unchanged compared to last quarter. Accordingly, the company's CEO has predicted a slight downturn in MediaTek's m...
Land Rover Explore

82% Land Rover Explore Smartphone Review

Outdoor modular. The Land Rover Explore is not simply capitalizing on the name of a famous car brand—it is also intended to be a very special rugged phone: With its attachable Adventure Pack, the phone is ready for days of exploration. It is also robust and waterproof to boot. Is it a must for outdoor enthusiasts?
MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X | ARM Mali-T880 MP4 | 5" | 232 g
Huawei Mate 10 Pro. (Source: AnandTech)

Details of the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 Lite revealed in full

Details of Huawei's upcoming Mate trio of devices have surfaced, showing devices with five cameras, wireless charging, and huge batteries.
The rejuvenated Nokia brand has grown massively. (Source: Yle)

Nokia could be expanding operations to the US soon

HMD may be set to open up shop in the US, with the Finnish OEM said to be sending out ads for a number of job positions based in the US. This move may mean we get to see more of the company's high-value devices in the US soon.
Samsung Headquarters. (Source: Social Barrel)

Samsung Galaxy A, J, C devices may not be getting the Oreo update till December

Samsung may be the biggest smartphone brand in the world but the company's policy on software updates is far from the best. According to a notice sent to users of Galaxy devices, a number of Galaxy A, J, and C smartphones will not...
The OnePlus 6. (Source: CNET)

OnePlus knocks out Samsung and Apple to become biggest premium smartphone seller in India

OnePlus overtook Samsung and Apple to become the biggest smartphone brand in India's premium smartphone segment, with the OnePlus accounting for 30% of sales of premium devices in Q2.
The 5G Moto Mod will allow the Moto Z3 to connect to Verizon's upcoming 5G network. (Source: Motorola)

The newly announced Moto Z3 is the first 5G upgradable phone, exclusive to Verizon

Motorola's 2018 flagship, the Moto Z3, will have an optional 5G add-on modem in the form of a Moto Mod that will connect to Verizon's upcoming 5G network. The Z3 uses last year's Snapdragon 835, but this helps to keep costs down.
Nokia 3.1 Smartphone Review

80% Nokia 3.1 Smartphone Review

Gentle upgrade. Round two for the Nokia 3, which has been revised in terms of both looks and internal hardware. For less than $160 you get a decently equipped Android One smartphone made by HMD Global. Find out what we think in our extensive review.
Mediatek MT6750N | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.2" | 138 g
LG would feature a smaller rear display that will most liley end up on entry-level and mid-range smartphones.  (Source: Mobielkopen)

Samsung and LG could add rear screens on future smartphones

The latest approved patents show full color rear displays that could be integrated on future entry-level and mid-range smartphones form LG and Samsung. Samsung's rear screen patent depicts a display half the size of the main one, ...
LG Q7 Plus

81% LG Q7 Plus Smartphone Review

Camera AI "QLens." LG's top model in the Q7 line promises users upper mid-range performance, and the new device offers the QLens AI technology otherwise found in LG's premium smartphones. But what will buyers of the LG Q7 Plus really get for their 400 Euros (~$470)? Read our review to find out.
Mediatek MT6750S | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 145 g
Hidden iPad icon in iOS 12 beta shows next iPad design. (Source: 9to5 Mac)

iOS 12 beta icon spills the beans on next iPad design

A hidden asset in the latest iOS 12 beta appears to confirm rumors about the next-generation iPads from Apple. The icon shows an iPad that has much thinner bezels and no Home button, which aligns with leaked details about the devi...
Turing intends to launch the HubblePhone in 2020, even though the company itself filed for bankruptcy in early 2018. (Source: Turing)

The Turing HubblePhone concept takes cues from Nokia's N93

Turing is back with a futuristic concept that might get launched in 2020, but most likely will not because the company has already filed for bankruptcy. The new HubblePhone would integrate all sorts of advanced technologies, inclu...
Huawei is only 5% market shares behind Samsung and 2019 might bring some surprises. (Source: Android Authority)

Huawei sold more phones than Apple in Q2 2018

Thanks to record-breaking P20/Pro smartphone sales and additional support from the secondary Honor brand, Huawei snagged Apple's second place for most handhelds sold in Q2 2018. The Chinese company also aims to break into the U.S....
LG K11 teaser

78% LG K11 Smartphone Review

Rugged and scratch-resistant. The LG K11 is a budget smartphone that is designed to withstand the stresses and strains of daily life. The MIL-STD device has a 5.3-inch display and is equipped with mid-range hardware. Find out in this review how the K11 stacks up against its competitors.
Mediatek MT6750 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.3" | 162 g
BQ Aquaris U2 lite

77% BQ Aquaris U2 lite Smartphone Review

A slight increase. The BQ Aquaris U2 lite is supposed to be an entry-level smartphone for demanding tasks. The “lite” bit refers to the fact that the specifications of the BQ Aquaris U2 were cut down in order to lower the price. Read our review to find out if the BQ Aquaris U2 lite is a true bargain.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) | Qualcomm Adreno 308 | 5.2" | 155 g
The Dragonbox Pyra comes with a transparent casing and fully upgradable specs. (Source: Dragonbox)

Crowdfunded Dragonbox Pyra handheld PC almost ready for launch

First announced in 2014, the crowdfunded Dragonbox Pyra handheld mini PC is finally close to commercial release. The German developers released the final specs, which now include a 5-inch 720p screen, a TI OMAP 5 dual-core ARM Cor...
The LG V35 ThinQ Signature Edition is limited to 300 units. (Source: LG)

LG V35 ThinQ Signature Edition is official, just 300 made for Korean market only

LG has officially unveiled its second Signature Edition smartphone. The latest model is a premium version of the LG V35 ThinQ that incorporates a scratch resistant zirconium zinc rear casing, while it is also shipping with a set o...
Honor 10 Smartphone Review

89% Honor 10 Smartphone Review

Challenge to fight. The Honor 10 represents this year's flagship smartphone of the Huawei subsidiary, offering high-end specifications with a strong dual camera at a mid-range price. Moreover, the smartphone is offered in new and unusual colors. A lower price is fine, but we evaluate in our test, which shortcomings you have to accept in exchange.
Update: new firmware with various improvements released.
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 5.84" | 153 g
Motorola Moto Z3 Play

85% Motorola Moto Z3 Play Smartphone Review

Return of the modular design. Motorola sticks to the modular principle with its Moto Z series and releases the newest generation of the mid-range model in the form of the Moto Z3 Play. Due to the new processor and a dual camera setup, expectations for this newest model are high. Find out in our review whether these expectations are met. Update: Moto Mods Insta Share printer and Smart Speaker reviewed.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 | Qualcomm Adreno 509 | 6" | 156 g
The two Moto models will get superior SoCs for the Chinese market. (Source: Motorola)

Chinese Moto Z3 Play / E5 Plus get improved specs

The Moto Z3 Play will feature the Snapdragon 660 SoC with the usual complement of 4/6 GB RAM and 64/128 GB storage, plus it also gets a bigger 3,300 mAh battery. Although it gets a slightly smaller 4,850 mAh battery, the Moto E3 P...
Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) Android handset (Source: SamMobile)

Samsung Galaxy J8 hits India as the online-exclusive Galaxy On8

Just as it happened with the latest Samsung Galaxy J6, which was released exclusively online in India as the Galaxy On6, the Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) is now ready to go on sale on Flipkart as the Galaxy On8. Obviously, the Galaxy ...

74% CUBOT R11 Smartphone Review

Cheap and shiny. The CUBOT R11 is a budget device that has a lot to offer. Stock Android, a removable battery, a fingerprint scanner and dual rear-facing cameras for under 100 Euros (~$116) sounds like a great offer. Find out in this review whether the CUBOT R11 lives up to expectations.
Mediatek MT6580M | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5.5" | 166 g
LG is prepping a V35 Signature Edition ultra-premium smartphone. (Source: LG)

Ceramic LG V35 Signature Edition to cost US$1800

LG is said to be prepping its second Signature Edition smartphone. The LG V35 Signature Edition, like its predecessor, will be a very limited edition model targeting the ultra-premium smartphone market.
Blackview A20

71% Blackview A20 Smartphone Review

Sooooo cheap. The Blackview A20 is a smartphone for an extremely small budget. With Android Go and a dual-camera set-up, it should offer at least a modicum of comfort. You can learn whether it is the case in our review.
Mediatek MT6580M | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5.5" | 170 g
The Asus Zenfone 5Z. (Source: CNET)

One of the best value flagships on the market, the Asus Zenfone 5Z, is coming to the US on August 13

Asus' main flagship for the year, the Zenfone 5Z is finally making it over to the US. While currently unavailable, it's said to be on pre-order at the moment and will go on sale on August 13 with a bargain price tag of US$499.
Meizu 16 renders. (Source: Weibo)

Meizu 16 spotted on AnTuTu, billed for August 8 launch

Meizu's upcoming Meizu 16 flagship has made its way over to popular benchmark platform AnTuTu, and recorded some pretty impressive numbers in the process.
Samsung's extremely tough OLED panel can take a beating. (Source: Samsung)

New Samsung 'Unbreakable' OLED panel can take a pummeling

Samsung has officially revealed its latest flexible OLED panel technology. The new ‘Unbreakable Panel’ as the company is referring to it, has passed multiple US military standards for drop testing and shatter resistance.

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