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MIT's DAWG could easily be integrated in OS updates, and it is said to be less taxing on the overall system performance. (Source: Bit-Tech)

MIT provides alternative solution for Spectre-like CPU bugs

Intel may be implementing in-silicon solutions against Spectre and meltdown attacks, but not all threat variants can be identified this way. MIT's DAWG solution can detect all variants plus similar speculative attacks, and it can ...
Vertu Aster P back cover, Vertu is back from bankruptcy October 2018 (Source: Android Central)

Vertu returns with the US$5,000 Aster P luxury smartphone

The brand once owned by Nokia is back with the Vertu Aster P, a luxury handset that is all about status. Available in China for a bit over US5,000, this handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and does not even h...
The Galaxy Book 2 is Samsung's first Windows on Snapdragon device. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung launches Galaxy Book 2 with WoS

Samsung has taken the covers off its successor to the Galaxy Book. The new Galaxy Book 2 also happens to be the rumored Windows on Snapdragon (WoS) device that Samsung has been said to be working on.
The specs of the alleged Black Shark 2 are awfully similar to those found on the first version. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 pops up in Geekbench

Immediately after Xiaomi teased the release date for the Black Shark 2 gaming phone, the model allegedly got tested in Geekbench. As far as hardware specs go, the alleged Black Shark 2 appears to feature the same configuration as ...
The Google Pixel 3 models feature the custom Titan M embeded security chip. (Source: Google)

Google details Titan M custom security chip in Pixel 3

Google has detailed what is so special about the new Titan M custom silicon it has baked into the Pixel 3 to help secure the device. In its latest blog post since the official launch of the device, Google has identified four key a...
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Android handset coming soon

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with 10 GB of memory coming next week

Although not all the features have been revealed yet, Xiaomi has just confirmed that the Mi Mix 3 will be the first handset from a major brand to hit the market with 10 GB of memory and 5G connectivity. Based on the specs of its p...
Nokia 7.1 Plus/Nokia X7 Android handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor hits China

Mid-range Nokia X7 rolls out in China with Android Pie onboard

Expected to reach the rest of the world as the Nokia 7.1 Plus, the mid-range Nokia X7 is now ready to hit the Chinese market. This Qualcomm Snapdragon 710-powered handset runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and will soon go on sal...
The Pixel 3 XL. (Source: Tom's Guide)

The Pixel 3 XL features a Samsung display after all

Long before the Pixel 3 devices were launched, rumors had it that the 3 XL would sport an OLED display made by LG. The device was released last week and reviews of its display have been extremely positive, all of which now makes s...
The ZTE Axon 7. (Source: Digital Trends)

The ZTE Axon 7 finally receives Android Oreo but it's a mess

ZTE, a few days ago, finally released Android Oreo for the Axon 7. The update is an Android 8.0 one that also doubles up as the July security patch, both of which are only the first in a long line of things wrong with the OS updat...
The Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone. (Source: Fast Tech)

First live video of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming phone surfaces as launch looms

Over the past few weeks, word of Xiaomi's rumored Black Shark 2 gaming phone has made its way across the internet. A live video and a poster teasing the device's launch has surfaced, and we may be closer to a release than ever.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Smartphone Review

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Smartphone Review

Live test: First impressions The Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s spec sheet is littered with flagship level hardware including the new Kirin 980 SoC, the currently fastest LTE modem in a consumer smartphone, reverse wireless charging and a fingerprint sensor underneath its display. This review will be putting all this new hardware and more through its paces to determine whether the Mate 20 Pro’s technical prowess translates into real-world performance.
HiSilicon Kirin 980 | ARM Mali-G76 MP10 | 6.3" | 189 g
Huawei Honor 8X Android phablet now available in India mid-October 2018

India finally gets the Honor 8X

The HiSilicon 710-powered Honor 8X is now ready to take on the Indian market, where those interested will be able to get it for the equivalent of US$203 (4/64 GB variant), US$231 (6/64 GB version), or US$258 (6/128 GB). Amazon.in ...
Samsung's new Auto brands (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Samsung introduces the Exynos Auto and ISOCELL Auto brands for automotive applications

Although Samsung has been providing solutions for the automotive industry for a while, it had no dedicated brand for this market. The new Exynos Auto and ISOCELL Auto come to fill in the gap and "to bring cutting-edge application ...
The device looks even smaller in the Golden State Warrior point guard's hand. (Source: Palm)

Verizon launches the Palm mini-smartphone device

The American telecommunications company Verizon will be offering the new Palm “mini-smartphone” device that has been developed by a start-up backed by the huge Chinese multinational, TCL. The diminutive companion gadget has been d...
LG V40 ThinQ now up for pre-order in the US mid-October 2018

The LG V40 ThinQ now up for pre-order in the US

The massive 6.4-inch, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered LG V40 ThinQ that features a tri-camera setup on the back and a dual selfie shooter is now up for pre-order in the US for prices that start at US$899.70 (US Cellular) and go up...
Renders of the Mate 20 Pro. (Source: GSMArena)

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is set to be significantly more expensive than its predecessor

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is set to be launched on Tuesday, October 16. The device will be one of the biggest flagships of the year and will make a number of improvements on its predecessor, the Mate 10 Pro, most notable of which cou...
The Xperia XZ2. (Source: CNET)

The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact receive Android Pie but there are a few features missing

Sony, a few days ago, made good on its promise to send out the Android Pie update to its devices by October. The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact kicked off the Pie rollout, although users have claimed that a few major features are yet ...
HMD announces ambitions to make Nokia a top three smartphone brand by 2022

HMD announces ambitions to make Nokia a top three smartphone brand by 2022

The Nokia brand's growth has been phenomenal since it returned to the playing field at the start of 2017. The company has much grander ambitions, though, and plans to be among the top three smartphone brands in the world within th...
The new Hyper Boost technology automatically overclocks the CPU cores and the GPU depending on the launched game or application. (Source:  GSMArena)

Oppo announces Hyper Boost optimization for mobile games and apps

Smartphone SoC overclocking is becoming of thing now thanks to technologies like Oppo's Hyper Boost or Huawei's GPU Turbo. Oppo even collaborated with game publishers and game engine developers to provide compatibility for the mos...
The Nokia 3.1 Plus in "Baltic" gray. (Source: Nokia)

HMD launches Nokia 3.1 Plus budget smartphone

HMD has released the Nokia 3.1 Plus on to the Indian market, and the device is expected to reach other markets around the globe over the coming months. The new budget handset is the “Plus” version of the Nokia 3.1, which we review...
The Galaxy A9 (2018). (Source: T3)

Samsung releases the Galaxy A9 (2018), the first quad-rear camera phone

At an event today, Samsung announced the launch of its new camera-centric phone, the Galaxy A9 (2018). The A9 comes equipped with a mind-blowing four rear cameras, a 24 MP selfie camera, a Snapdragon 660, and a 3800 mAh battery.
Render of the Mate 20. (Source: Mysmartprice)

The Huawei Mate 20X could be Huawei's flagship gaming phone

Gaming phones are the order of the day and Huawei looks set to join that trend with the upcoming Mate 20X, a gaming device that could come with a big battery, liquid cooling system, and, possibly, a larger than normal display.
The Mi 8. (Source: Mi)

Xiaomi celebrates sales landmark for two of its devices

Xiaomi has announced that its Mi 8 flagship has sold 6M units worldwide, with the budget Redmi 5A that was launched about ten months ago having sold 10 million units in India alone. The first achievement ensures that Mi 8's are te...
Huawei Mate 20 Lite

86% Huawei Mate 20 Lite Smartphone Review

The fast Phablet. The arrival of the Mate 20 Lite heralds the next generation of Huawei’s elite-performance smartphones. Huawei has equipped the device with the brand-new HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, which integrates an ARM Mali-G51 MP4 among other components; we are expecting good things of both chips. Find out in this review whether the Huawei Mate 20 Lite can meet expectations and if the device has any shortcomings.
HiSilicon Kirin 710 | ARM Mali-G51 MP4 | 6.3" | 172 g
The Razer Phone 2 will have some of the largest bezels for a flagship smartphone (Source: Razer)

Razer CEO is proud of his thicc bezels

The Razer Phone 2 has "big ass side bezels" and Razer isn't afraid to show it. The company claims that its thick bezels will allow for a more comfortable grip when gaming with room for improved sound quality. The smartphone is now...
Image: Amazon

The C64 Mini is (finally) available in the United States for US$80

While the C64 Mini has been widely available in Europe for some time, the U.S. has missed out on the console's retro computing goodness until today. The C64 Mini is now available Stateside for US$80 through Amazon, Walmart, and Ga...
Forget about triple-rear-cam setups, quad-cams are coming in hot. (Source: GSMArena)

Samsung Galaxy A9 gets leaked Geekbench results

Since triple-cam setups are becoming the norm, Samsung is upping the ante with rear quad-cam setups now. Surprisingly enough, the first quad-cam model will not be a high-end device, but a premium mid-range one powered by a Snapdra...
T-Mobile Alcatel 3T 8 Android tablet (Source: T-Mobile)

T-Mobile adds the Alcatel 3T 8 budget slate to the portfolio

The T-Mobile exclusive Alcatel 3T 8 is just another budget tablet with enough of a punch to act as a device for the kids, although it is not designed specifically for them. This 8-inch slate runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box an...
The smaller Pixel 3 would have had a notch too if Google's design team had its way. (Source: Google)

Google wanted a notch on the smaller Pixel 3 as well

As if having a notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL wasn’t bad enough, Google apparently wanted to include one on the smaller Pixel 3 as well. The only reason it didn’t also end up with a notch was that hardware restrictions got in the ...
Archos Diamond Gamma

79% Archos Diamond Gamma Smartphone Review

A diamond is rarely this cheap. The Archos Diamond Gamma aims to prove itself with a lot of storage space and its good single-cam. Find out in this review whether you know this phone by another name and if it is worth purchasing.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.5" | 161 g
Honor 8C Android handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (Source: Vmall)

The Honor 8C might be the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 632-powered handset to hit the market

The Honor 8C has just been spotted on Huawei's Vmall online store and is expected to officially debut soon as the world's first Qualcomm Snapdragon 632-driven handset. This 6.26-inch handset also features 4 GB of memory, 64 GB of ...
Honor Magic 2 teaser, phone to pack a Kirin 980, AMOLED display, graphene battery (Source: Weibo)

OPPO Find X-lookalike Honor Magic 2 might arrive at the end of the month

The all-screen-no-notch Honor Magic 2 is expected to debut on the last day of October with the HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor under the hood. Its specs are also rumored to include an in-display fingerprint reader, an AMOLED display...
Motorola Moto E5 by Lenovo with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 coming to the US October 2018 (Source: Motorola)

Motorola's Moto E5 coming to the US to join the the Moto E5 Play and E5 Plus

Back when Motorola unveiled the three Moto E5 handsets, only the E5 Play and E5 Plus were announced for the US. Now, the regular E5 has just become available for purchase in the US via Best Buy. This US$99.99 Qualcomm Snapdragon 4...
Flip phone Samsung W2018 to get a successor soon, obviously called W2019

Samsung W2019 with Android 8.1 Oreo onboard gets its WiFi certification

Last year's W2018 seems to have been successful enough to get a successor, and so the flip phone refuses to fade away. The upcoming Samsung W2019 has just received its WiFi certification and is very likely to arrive in December. T...
The Facebook Portal is available in 10.1-inch and 15.6-inch sizes. (Source: Facebook)

Facebook intros new Portal smart hub line powered by Alexa

Facebook has introduced a smart home product it has dubbed Portal. Available in two sizes, the device offers similar functionality to the Amazon Echo Show, but focuses on providing seamless video chatting through its Messenger app...
Huawei LYA-L29 (allegedly the Mate 20) on AnTuTu

Huawei Mate 20 hits AnTuTu and Weibo

Although the Mi 8 might beat it by around 10 percent in the graphics department, the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 appears to be faster in the other areas, scoring a total of 313,561 AnTuTu points vs. 287,469 for the Xiaomi flagship. Th...
OnePlus has been using the slogans "Unlock the Speed" and "Touch the Innovation" for the 6T. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus announces the date for the 6T launch event

OnePlus has revealed the date of the launch event for its upcoming 6T smartphone: October 30. The event will take place at Pier 36 in New York City and will give users a chance to check out the “innovation” that the Shenzhen-based...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile processor with NPU

Samsung's next-gen flagship processor to pack a dedicated neural processing unit

Although Samsung has completed the work on its first-generation neural processing unit, it looks like the successor will be employed by the processor of the company's upcoming flagships, including the Galaxy S10. The new NPU archi...
The Mi A1 exploded while charging. (Source: AdimorahBlog)

Mi A1 explodes while owner sleeps beside it

A user on Xiaomi's MIUI forums has reported that their Mi A1 went up in flames while they were sleeping beside it. Xiaomi is yet to respond.
The iPhone XS Max. (Source: ZDNET)

The iPhone XS Max - Excellent but a notch below the best (DxOMark)

The iPhone XS Max was recently unveiled with one of the heftiest price tags we've ever seen on a production smartphone. Thankfully, it offers a matching camera performance, but one still a touch below the absolute best. According ...
The Pixel 2 XL. (Source: ZDNet)

Remember the mid-range Pixel phone? It could be on its way soon

Think the Google Pixels are great devices with slightly mortifying price tags? You may be interested in the new device Google is said to be working on, as it will most likely be a cheaper Pixel alternative.
More is better. (Source: Mysmartprice)

Three rear cameras are for casuals: There's a quad-rear camera phone coming

While the market still lingers on dual rear cameras, some OEMs may be making the step up to a quad-rear camera setup.
The Pixel 3 XL in all its glory thanks to an unscrupulous Hong Kong mobile store. (Source: Engagdet)

Pixel 3 XL gets sold early by Hong Kong store

For the second time in a fortnight, Google has had to sit by and watch as one of its brand new devices gets sold in the wild ahead of its official unveiling. While a Chromecast 3 got sold early by accident, an unscrupulous Hong Ko...
The Galaxy A7 (2018) was the first tri-rear camera Samsung device. (Source: Android Headlines)

Details of the Samsung Galaxy S10's triple rear cameras surface

The Galaxy S10 will be the biggest smartphone launch after the iPhone X that was released a year ago, in part due to the triple rear camera setup the device will feature. Details of those three cameras have now surfaced.
Render of the Xperia XA3. (Source: Mysmartprice)

Details of the upcoming Sony Xperia XA3 surface - Dual rear cameras, side-mounted fingerprint reader, USB Type-C

Initial CAD renders of Sony's upcoming Xperia XA3 mid-range phone have surfaced. The device will sport dual rear cameras, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a clean, eye-catching design.
First renders of the upcoming Moto G7 spotted in the wild

First renders of the upcoming Moto G7 spotted in the wild

The Moto G7 may be quite a while away from launch but renders and details of the device have surfaced, showing us a device with one of the most distasteful front designs we've seen this year.
The New Nokia 7.1 integrates premium features like the HDR10 LCD display and the rear dual-camera sporting Zeiss optics. (Source: HMD Global)

Nokia 7.1 premium mid-range smartphone launched with affordable price

HMD Global is bringing premium features like an HDR10 screen and Zeiss optics for the rear dual-cam to its mid-range lineup. The display features the infamous notch, but, other than that, the specs are quite compelling for the aff...
Huawei is trying to convince the U.S. government that Trump's trade wars with China might slow down 5G adoption on American soil.  (Source: GizChina)

Huawei warns the FCC that the Chinese trade wars could slow down 5G adoption in the U.S.

Even though Huawei is certainly not the only 5G modem manufacturer on the market, the Chinese company submitted a new report to the U.S. FCC, in which it explains why the freshly launched Verizon 5G infrastructure would not be use...
ASUS ROG Phone coming to the US October 18, 2018

The Asus ROG Phone coming to the US in less than two weeks

First announced at Computex, the (overclocked) Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered Asus ROG Phone is now finally ready to take on the North American market. This gaming handset with 8 GB of memory and up to 512 GB of internal storage ...
It looks like Qualcomm is indeed changing the naming scheme for the Snapdragon SoCs, as the successor for the Snapdragon 845 will be the 8150 model. (Source: HotHardware)

Foldable Galaxy phone and Snapdragon 8150 SoC mentioned in Android 9 core files

According to some core files buried deep in the Android 9 core, Samsung's foldable phone gets an interesting codename, while it looks like the rumors regarding a new naming scheme for the upcoming Snapdragon SoCs were indeed spot ...



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