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The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is now official with CPU and GPU performance and efficiency gains. (Image: Source: Qualcomm)

Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 now official: First reference benchmarks indicate Dimensity 9000 levels of performance, new Adreno 730 handsomely beats A15 Bionic

Qualcomm has officially launched the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform — an incremental upgrade over the 8 Gen 1 targeted at premium Android smartphone experiences. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 comes with increased CPU and GPU pe...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 20 May 2022 16:49
Qualcomm has unveiled its new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC (image via Qualcomm)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC announced for mid-range smartphones

Qualcomm has lifted the covers off its first mid-range chipset of 2022. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 packs four Cortex-A710 cores, four Cortex-A510 cores, and an Adreno 662 GPU. It is expected to make its debut alongside an Oppo phone i...
Anil Ganti, 20 May 2022 14:00
The Poco X4 Pro was a Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G rebadge. (Source: Poco)

Poco X4 GT: Performance-focused smartphone details leak with a Dimensity 8100 in tow

A new leak has now revealed tentative details of one of Poco's next devices, the Poco X4 GT. The Poco X4 GT will be a performance-centric phone as is usual with the company's "GT" models, and will offer excellent performance thank...
Ricci Rox, 20 May 2022 12:53
The Redmi Note 11T series will debut on May 24. (Source: Xiaomi)

Redmi Note 11T Pro details leak as Xiaomi confirms lineup for May 24 launch

Xiaomi has now officially confirmed the Redmi Note 11T series for a May 24 launch in China. The company has revealed details of the range-topping Redmi Note 11T Pro+, and an image on Weibo also appears to leak some specs of the Re...
Ricci Rox, 19 May 2022 11:35
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus already betters the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. (Source: Counterpoint Research)

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus makes first Geekbench visit with the Galaxy Z Flip4

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus has now made its first solid visit to Geekbench ahead of its grand debut tomorrow. The flagship chipset rides on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and posts numbers better than the SoC it replaces, th...
Ricci Rox, 19 May 2022 08:34
The Chromebook Tab 510. (Source: Acer)

Acer Chromebook Tab 510 debuts with optional 4G/LTE and a robust design

The Tab 510 (and its Enterprise variant) is Acer's latest tablet with Chrome OS. It also features stylus support, up to 11 hours of battery life and has 4G/LTE-capable SKUs thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 platform. The ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 18 May 2022 18:23
The OPPO Pad Air will be launched on May 23. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO Pad Air design showcased in retail poster ahead of debut

A banner at a retail store in China has now proudly revealed the design of the upcoming OPPO Pad Air—or a part of it, at least. The tablet is displayed alongside the OPPO Reno8 and OPPO Enco R TWS earbuds, all three of which will ...
Ricci Rox, 17 May 2022 11:55
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus is coming.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus: Qualcomm announces a May 20 event where it could also debut the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1

Qualcomm has now officially announced an event scheduled for May 20. The company will launch new products at the Snapdragon-focused event, with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 likely set to make their debuts the...
Ricci Rox, 16 May 2022 10:41
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25 new external reviews +
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The Pixel 6a is a great phone when considered in a vacuum — unfortunately it does not exist in a vacuum. (Image source: Google - edited)

Mediocre Pixel 6a: 3 older flagship phones that pummel Google's newest midranger

Google's latest stab at a midrange phone is lackluster at best — sure, it has Google's custom SoC, but the camera system is a rehash of last year's Pixel 5 and 5a, it only has a 60 Hz display, and now it's arguably less durable th...
Julian van der Merwe, 15 May 2022 10:18
Galaxy Z Fold4 render. (Source: OnLeaks x SmartPrix)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: No 108 MP camera but could offer Samsung's most powerful short-range zoom yet

Earlier reports claiming that the Galaxy Z Fold4 would sport a 108 MP camera from the Galaxy S22 Ultra have now been called into doubt. According to word on the grapevine, the foldable will be equipped with a 50 MP main camera ins...
Ricci Rox, 15 May 2022 10:18
The Samsung Galaxy A13 4G is a normal entry-level phone, but it marks significant progress for Samsung.

With this model, Samsung ushers in a new era of budget smartphones

Since some manufacturers were threatening to outcompete Samsung in the budget smartphone segment, a Galaxy phone with real upgrades was needed. The Samsung Galaxy A13 fulfills this requirements, for the most part...
Florian Schmitt, 14 May 2022 23:12
The NanoPi R5S may only be available in one memory configuration. (Image source: FriendlyELEC)

NanoPi R5S: FriendlyELEC unveils new single-board computer with a Rockchip RK3566 and an M.2 2280 slot for NVMe SSDs

FriendlyELEC has introduced the NanoPi R5S, a single-board computer that it bases on the Rockchip RK3566. The NanoPi R5S also has three Ethernet connections, HDMI 2.0 and space for an NVMe SSD thanks to an M.2 2280 slot.
Alex Alderson, 13 May 2022 18:53
realme 9 5G

80% realme 9 5G review - Fast and affordable smartphone with 5G

Clone of the Pro-version. The realme 9 5G is a very interesting smartphone because it comes pretty close to the much more expensive Pro-model. So does it offer a better price-performance ratio? And what has changed compared to the predecessor? We will clarify that in the review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 619 | 6.60" | 191 g
Florian Schmitt, 13 May 2022 15:23
The Rock Pi 4 Model C+ relies on the Rockchip RK3399-T SoC and starts at US$59.99. (Image source: Radxa)

Rock Pi 4 Model C+ released with HDMI 2.0 ports, LPDDR4 RAM and M.2 SSD support

Radxa has revealed the Rock Pi 4 Model C+, a single-board computer that resembles the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. However, the former comes with a Rockchip RK3399-T SoC and an M.2 2230 connector, among other features. The Rock Pi 4 Mo...
Alex Alderson, 12 May 2022 14:44
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57 new external reviews +
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Samsung Galaxy A13 4G

77% Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Smartphone review – Generous upgrades for Samsung's budget phone

A better introduction to the world of Samsung smartphones. At below 200 USD, the Samsung Galaxy A13 4G offers a Full HD screen and Wi-Fi 5. However, it faces strong competition. Are the improvements compared to last year's model enough to make it competitive?
Samsung Exynos 850 | ARM Mali-G52 MP1 | 6.60" | 195 g
Florian Schmitt, 11 May 2022 22:56
The Poco F4 appears to be an incremental update of the Poco F3.. (Source: Playful Droid)

Poco F4 rumor mill ramps up ahead of launch as specs leak

The much-awaited Poco F4 appears to have completed its certification at Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, hinting at an imminent launch. Specs have been tipped again as well, and they're reminisce...
Ricci Rox, 11 May 2022 08:52
The Khadas VIM4 with its Active Cooling Kit. (Image source: Khadas)

Khadas VIM4: Powerful SBC released from $199.90 with early bird discount

Khadas has started selling the VIM4, which it equips with an Amlogic A311D2 SoC. The Khadas VIM4 will be available from US$199.90 until June 10 and ships with 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, among other features.
Alex Alderson, 10 May 2022 18:10
The BPI-R2 Pro will start at US$95. (Image source: BPI)

Banana Pi BPI-R2 Pro: Pricing confirmed for entry-level model

The Banana Pi BPI-R2 Pro is a relatively large single-board computer (SBC) powered by the Rockchip RK3568. Announced in September, the SBC's pricing has now finally been confirmed, albeit not for its higher memory configuration.
Alex Alderson, 10 May 2022 18:08
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54 new external reviews +
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The Galaxy Z Flip4 looks set for a 400 mAh bigger battery than the Z Flip3. (Image Source: Jacob Krol/CNN)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 to land with a bigger battery than previously rumored

Earlier reports claimed the Galaxy Z Flip4 would only get a modest 100 mAh battery capacity increase that would see it come equipped with a 3400 mAh unit. Word on the grapevine indicates otherwise, however, and for the better.
Ricci Rox, 09 May 2022 14:00
The vanilla Realme Pad came equipped with a disappointing Helio G80. (Source: Realme)

Realme Pad 5G: Leaked specs of Realme's next tablet indicate a proper Xiaomi Pad 5 rival

After releasing the budget Realme Pad and Realme Pad Mini over the last year, Realme looks set to bring a proper tablet to the market, in the form of the Realme Pad 5G. Leaked specs of the tablet look unsurprisingly familiar, howe...
Ricci Rox, 09 May 2022 10:24
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will be launched in the coming weeks (image via own)

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus to be launched by the end of May 2022; Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 to arrive after that

A new Weibo's Digital Chat Station suggests that Qualcomm will unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus in the coming weeks. Smartphones running the silicon will make their debut in June. The mid-range Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will also be la...
Anil Ganti, 09 May 2022 08:04
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The Xiaomi 12 Pro is codenamed

Xiaomi 12S Pro appears with a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 onboard

After the regular Xiaomi 12 series, it looks likely that Xiaomi has the Xiaomi 12S lineup in store. One of the phones to be launched appears to be branded as the Xiaomi 12S Pro, and could be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9000.
Ricci Rox, 07 May 2022 12:56
The Pixel 6a will look similar to the Pixel 6. (Source: Google)

Google Pixel 6a reportedly enters production ahead of I/O

The Google Pixel 6a will make its debut soon as a Tensor-powered mid-range phone. While it's unknown when exactly the 6a will be announced, the rumor mill claims the phone has now entered production in Asia, which could indicate w...
Ricci Rox, 07 May 2022 08:01
It'd be surprising if the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 actually performed this poorly. (Source: Qualcomm)

Snapdragon 7 Gen 1: Alleged CPU benchmark numbers offer disappointment in spades

The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is expected to be Qualcomm's answer to the supremely impressive MediaTek Dimensity 8100 and while one would expect the Qualcomm chipset to fall a bit short, early alleged benchmarks posit it as a total flop.
Ricci Rox, 06 May 2022 20:44
realme C31

76% realme C31 review - The flagship of the low-cost smartphones?

Inexpensive midrange. If you have a small budget, you could hardly afford the fast memory in your phone until now. The realme C31 does pioneering work here and brings mid-range equipment at a very low price. However, some drawbacks remain.
UNISOC T612 | ARM Mali-G52 MP1 | 6.50" | 197 g
Florian Schmitt, 06 May 2022 14:25
The Galaxy Z Fold3 featured the Snapdragon 888 even though the Snapdragon 888 Plus was available. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 to debut with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus

Word on the grapevine now strongly indicates that Samsung's upcoming foldable phones will not be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on the Galaxy S22 series. Instead, the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 will both opt for Qualcomm...
Ricci Rox, 06 May 2022 08:07
The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. (Source: Xiaomi)

Redmi Note 11T: Xiaomi confirms performance-focused midrange phones for launch this month

Xiaomi has now officially confirmed its plans to launch new Redmi Note phones in China. The mid-range phones will be branded as the Redmi Note 11T series, and will arrive later this month as performance-focused alternatives to the...
Ricci Rox, 05 May 2022 13:56
realme C35

78% realme C35 smartphone review - Great features for under 200 euros

Give me more. Full HD screen and UFS storage are usually installed in expensive phones. However, realme packs these features into a smartphone that is available for as little as 180 Euros (~$190). In addition, the phone has a large battery and is quite light. So, is the realme C35 recommendable all around?
UNISOC T616 | ARM Mali-G57 MP1 | 6.60" | 189 g
Florian Schmitt, 04 May 2022 15:49
The Sony Xperia 1 III cost €1,299. (Source: Sony)

Sony Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 10 IV pricing details leak ahead of May 11 event

The Sony Xperia 1 IV is officially confirmed to be announced at an event scheduled for May 11, and could be joined by the Xperia 10 IV mid-ranger. Pricing details of the two phones for the European market have now leaked ahead of ...
Ricci Rox, 04 May 2022 12:13
The OnePlus 10 Pro. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 10 Ultra: Camera-focused flagship draws closer to launch

The OnePlus 10 Ultra is expected to sit at the very top of OnePlus's smartphone lineup. Apparently, fans may not have to wait much longer, with a new leak indicating that the flagship could be close to launch, and will debut with ...
Ricci Rox, 03 May 2022 18:29
Keep those old-but-gold phones out of the landfill and simultaneously stick it to the man. (Image source: OnePlus, Google, Notebookcheck)

LineageOS 19: Google's Pixel 2 and 3 other iconic old phones getting Android 12

LineageOS 19.1 recently dropped, bringing Android 12 support to a whole host of devices, with many more on the way. Whether you have a moral objection to upgrading phones more than once a decade, or you simply can't afford it, wit...
Julian van der Merwe, 03 May 2022 08:04
The Galaxy S22 Ultra, like its recent predecessors, features a 108 MP main camera. (Source: OW_Icicle)

Rumor | Samsung's upcoming ISOCELL HP3 is a 200 MP sensor that could appear on the Galaxy S23 Ultra

The 200 MP ISOCELL HP1 debuted back in September as the world's first 200 MP CMOS sensor. Eight months later, the HP1 has yet to make an appearance on any smartphone but Samsung is already working on what appears to be a successor...
Ricci Rox, 02 May 2022 23:23
The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is powered by the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Upcoming Motorola Edge 30 Ultra could be the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus phone

After releasing the Edge X30 as the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered phone, Motorola could be set to beat every other Android OEM to the punch yet again. The company is tipped to offer the first phone featuring the upcoming Snapdr...
Ricci Rox, 02 May 2022 17:06
realme GT 2

85% realme GT 2 review - Those who do without the latest Snapdragon get the better deal

Snappy paper tiger. The realme GT 2 comes with slightly older hardware, but at a mid-range price. Whether it might be the better buy compared to the Pro model and whether it can hold its own against the strong competition, you can find out in the review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 6.62" | 199.8 g
Florian Schmitt, 02 May 2022 15:34
The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 successor's actual nomenclature is currently unconfirmed. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek Dimensity 9100: The successor to the impressive Dimensity 9000 is already in testing

The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is widely recognized as being the best-performing Android chipset of this generation. According to new reports, MediaTek is already working on a successor, likely to be branded as the Dimensity 9100.
Ricci Rox, 01 May 2022 21:39
The rumored Redmi Pad 5G will likely be cheaper than the Xiaomi Pad 5 phones. (Source: Xiaomi)

Redmi Pad 5G set to launch soon as an affordable alternative to the Xiaomi Pad 5

It appears Xiaomi is prepping a new, affordable tablet that will slot in beneath the Xiaomi Pad 5 series. This tablet, the Redmi Pad 5G, will also take on Realme's supposed upcoming 5G tablet.
Ricci Rox, 01 May 2022 12:59
The Vivo X80 performs excellently. (Source: Vivo)

New Vivo X80 and its MediaTek Dimensity 9000 outperforms Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phones in AnTuTu's latest performance chart

The Vivo X80 is the latest smartphone on the block with MediaTek's impressive Dimensity 9000. The new flagship makes a stellar account of itself on AnTuTu's performance chart for April, as it edges out every non-gaming Snapdragon ...
Ricci Rox, 01 May 2022 11:32
The Anbernic RG503 has a 4.95-inch AMOLED display and an RK3566 SoC. (Image source: Anbernic)

Anbernic RG503: Compact gaming handheld with an OLED display, Rockchip RK3566 SoC and HDMI output launches for US$150

Anbernic has started selling the RG503, a small handheld games console with a 4.95-inch OLED display. The Anbernic RG503 is available in three colours but only 16 GB of storage and 1 GB of RAM. Supposedly, the US$150 handheld is p...
Alex Alderson, 27 Apr 2022 17:12
The Xperia 1 III was announced alongside the Xperia 10 III. (Source: Laptopmag)

Sony Xperia 1 IV: Sony schedules a May 11 event presumably also for the Xperia 10 IV

Sony has now officially announced an event for its Xperia line scheduled for May 11. This will be a product announcement event that will see the flagship Xperia 1 IV and likely the mid-range Xperia 10 IV unveiled but not launched ...
Ricci Rox, 27 Apr 2022 12:10
The Xiaomi 12 Lite appears to lack OIS. (Source: Weibo)

Xiaomi 12 Lite: Stunning live images confirm a 108 MP camera for the budget Xiaomi 12 series phone

The Xiaomi 12 Lite has now made its first real-world appearance, with images from Weibo showing off the mid-range phone's stunning design. Flat edges like the Redmi Note 11 series' and a 108 MP main camera seemingly without OIS ar...
Ricci Rox, 27 Apr 2022 09:02
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE could be the last FE model. (Source: NextPit)

The Samsung Galaxy S22 FE may have been cancelled

According to a new report coming from Korea, Samsung may have cancelled the Galaxy S22 FE. Supposedly, the company is yet to take any development steps for the phone and it now looks to be cancelled in a manner similar to the Gala...
Ricci Rox, 26 Apr 2022 17:27
The Poco F4 GT will be a rebadged Redmi K50 Gaming Edition. (Source: We Qiuwen)

Update | Poco F4 GT global pricing leaks ahead of launch

The Poco F4 GT will makes its global debut on April 26. The phone's pricing has now leaked ahead of launch, and it looks to be a lot more expensive than the device it's essentially a rebadge of—the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition.
Ricci Rox, 26 Apr 2022 13:55
New Redmi Note phones are coming. (Source: Lu Weibing)

Xiaomi teases the Redmi Note 11T series for launch

General Manager of Redmi, Lu Weibing, has now teased the imminent arrival of a new batch of Redmi Note series devices. These phones are intended to be the performance-focused counterparts of the Redmi Note 11 series, and word on t...
Ricci Rox, 26 Apr 2022 13:49
The next iMac could feature the Apple M3, not the M2. (Image source: N.Tho.Duc - edited)

Apple analyst delivers expectations for next-generation iMac and iMac Pro

Reportedly, Apple is not planning to update its iMac line for a while yet. Instead, a next-generation 24-inch model will not launch for at least 18 months, albeit with an Apple M3 chipset. Meanwhile, the iMac Pro is said to be a w...
Alex Alderson, 25 Apr 2022 17:04
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has received criticism for poor sustained performance, efficiency, and thermals.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus: Leak touts performance difference versus the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will replace the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 by trading in the current chipset's Samsung manufacturing process for TSMC's node. A new leak has now provided insight into how the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will perfo...
Ricci Rox, 25 Apr 2022 12:03
Apple M2 SoC production gets a helping hand from Samsung Electro-Mechanics. (Image Source: Apple)

Samsung reportedly developing high-value FC-BGA substrate for Apple M2 silicon, company investing billions in Korea and Vietnam anticipating supply shortage in 2027

Apple seems to be on track to making M2 silicon available for this year's Mac lineup. According to industry sources, Apple has once again enlisted Samsung Electro-Mechanics for supply of FC-BGA substrates. Samsung is reportedly in...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 24 Apr 2022 16:05
OnePlus 10 Pro review by Notebookcheck

88% OnePlus 10 Pro Review - Successful Flagship Smartphone with Questionable Adjustments

Worse than its predecessor? The OnePlus 10 Pro aims to court favour in the high-end smartphone segment with ultra-fast charging, Hasselblad-branded cameras and state-of-the-art hardware components. However, the flagship phone has some technical setbacks compared to the OnePlus 9 Pro. Is it still worth buying?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 | Qualcomm Adreno 730 | 6.70" | 200.5 g
Marcus Herbrich, 23 Apr 2022 13:40
The OnePlus 10 Pro. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 10: New leak reveals details of the vanilla OnePlus premium phone

A new leak has now provided the closest look yet at OnePlus's next premium phone, the OnePlus 10. The OnePlus 10 will sit beneath the OnePlus 10 Pro but will remain noteworthy in its own right thanks to features like a 50 MP main ...
Ricci Rox, 21 Apr 2022 15:20
The ROC-RK3588S-PC starts at US$219 with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. (Image source: Firefly)

Firefly ROC-RK3588S-PC: First Rockchip RK3588S-based single-board computer introduced for US$219

Firefly has unveiled the ROC-RK3588S-PC, a single-board computer (SBC) that will be available in multiple memory configurations with up to 32 GB of RAM. Currently, the ROC-RK3588S-PC starts at US$219 and is the first SBC that leve...
Alex Alderson, 20 Apr 2022 17:51
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra could see a jump to a 5500 mAh battery. (Source: OW_Icicle)

Samsung Galaxy S23 series to arrive with big battery upgrades thanks to EV battery tech adoption

New reports indicate that Samsung will equip the Galaxy S23 series with bigger batteries, likely in a bid to finally match Apple's class-leading battery endurance. These upgrades will come thanks to a "new" battery technology that...
Ricci Rox, 20 Apr 2022 11:49


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