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No luck for S20 buyers? (Source: Evan Blass)

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S20+ or S20 Ultra and get a free pair of Galaxy Buds+

What appears to be official promotional material for the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones has surfaced, confirming the names and designs of the S20+, S20 Ultra, and Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Buds+ TWS earphones. Those will pre-order the ...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 09:29:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series will be unveiled on February 11. (Source: 91Mobiles)

New leak reveals massive price tags for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series

For the first time, pricing details of the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones have been revealed. Going by the leak, the Galaxy S20 could share a base price tag with its predecessor, the S10, but things go downhill from there, with the mos...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 08:58:00 +0100
A true successor to the Galaxy Fold is rumored for a Q2 2020 launch. (Source: Samsung)

True Galaxy Fold successor to arrive Q2 with a perfect looking set of upgrades

Samsung will indeed launch a follow up device to its controversial Galaxy Fold. Although some are referring to the Galaxy Z Flip as the ‘Galaxy Fold 2’, the device described by XDA’s Max Weinbach will indeed be a proper successor ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 02:06:00 +0100
Smart TVs will continue to grow as a market until 2025. (Source: Wikipedia)

Smart TV shipments may grow by about 57 million until 2025

Smart TVs are already popular purchases, and may become more so in the future due to their role as smart-home hubs. The latest analysis of their market has found that their shipments may number about 266 million over the next 5 ye...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:36:00 +0100
Wearables may play more of a role in health and medicine over the next 5 years. (Source: Pigsback)

The fitness tracker market may reach US$5 billion in 5 years

The latest report on the health- and fitness-tracker market shows that it may achieve a valuation of as much as US$5 billion by 2025. This may be driven by the increasing number of applications and functions for these devices. The...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:50:00 +0100
The Galaxy A01 may be the Galaxy A10e's successor in the US. (Source: MySmartPrice)

Samsung Galaxy A01 confirmed by FCC listing, may launch in US soon

The 2020 Samsung Galaxy A-series of smartphones was rumored to gain a novel variant called the A01 this year. However, it seems the leak in question has been proved true thanks to new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approv...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:06:00 +0100
The V50 ThinQ has already started receiving Android 10 in South Korea. (Image source: @SomeGadgetGuy)

Dropping like flies: LG announces its LG UX 9.0 Android 10 roadmap

Two years ago, LG promised that it would start delivering updates faster and more frequently. While 2019 largely proved a bust in that regard, the company has already started pushing Android 10 to the V50 ThinQ. Now, the company h...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:21:00 +0100
The Pocophone F1, better than ever at over a year old? (Image source: Gizchina)

Rumour | Android 10 update doubles gaming performance for the Pocophone F1

Xiaomi may have taken its time in delivering Android 10 to the Pocophone F1, but the OS upgrade apparently brings more than just minor changes to the device. Some people are even claiming that the update brings drastically improve...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:04:00 +0100
The Mi A2 Lite has only received one OS upgrade since launching in July 2018. (Image source: Frandroid)

Xiaomi fuels speculation that it has binned the Mi A2 Lite after just one OS upgrade

Xiaomi launched the Mi A2 Lite in mid-2018 running Android One, making it eligible for at least one more OS upgrade. However, the company has now sparked talk online about whether the device will even receive Android 10, with it s...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:57:00 +0100
The POCO...? Our money is on X2. (Image source: @IndiaPOCO)

POCO confirms that there will be no POCO F2

POCO, now an independent brand in India, has confirmed that there will be no POCO F2. While that does not necessarily mean that there will never be a Pocophone F2, the next POCO will be something entirely different. The company ha...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:50:00 +0100
The addition of the glass protective layer should drastically improve the integrity of the folding screen. (Image Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 (aka Galaxy Z Flip) features get leaked

The biggest improvement over the original Galaxy Fold coming with the Z Flip model is the addition of an ultra thin glass protective layer for the display, which should drastically reduce the failure rate. Among the other features...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:48:00 +0100
Could the OnePlus 8 Pro be the company's first to support wireless charging? (Image source: Wccftech)

Rumour | Leaker fuels speculation that the OnePlus 8 Pro could support wireless charging

If Warp Charge 30T is not enough, then what? Wireless charging? Well, that is the latest speculation about the OnePlus 8 Pro, which would be the first smartphone to support the standard. Is it even necessary, though?
Alex Alderson, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:10:00 +0100
Huawei Y6s

75% Huawei Y6s Smartphone Review – Similar, But Better

Cheap starry sky. The back of the black Huawei Y6 wants to remind you of the night sky. Apart from such poetic impacts, the smartphone should also convince with good loudspeaker sound and decent cameras for little money. Will it succeed?
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 | PowerVR GE8300 | 6.09" | 150 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:48:00 +0100
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T Review - Smartphone with the small difference

79% Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T Review - Smartphone with the small difference

Jolly good. We are testing the sister model of the Redmi Note 8 for the western markets. The equipment is nominally identical, but in addition to NFC, there are also other adaptations to keep the customer satisfied. But the smartphone also has a surprise of the unpleasant kind in its luggage.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.3" | 200 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:05:00 +0100
The Realme X50 is 5G capable and has a 120 Hz display. (Image source: Realme)

Realme smartphone with Snapdragon 865 flies past the OnePlus 7T and Redmi K20 Pro while posting record score on AnTuTu

A smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer Realme has been spotted on the AnTuTu benchmark racking up an incredible score of 574,985 points, which is currently a record figure. There has been some speculation that this mysterious ...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 04:43:00 +0100
The Moto G7 Plus. (Source: Amazon)

The Moto G7 Plus starts updating to Android 10

According to a Brazilian blog, Motorola has started to update its Moto G7 Plus to the latest version of Android. It adds the new kind of navigation controls, a dark mode and December 2019 security patches to this phone. So far, it...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:35:00 +0100
The S20 Ultra, so big it could have its own postcode. (Image source: 91mobiles & @ishanagarwal24)

Opinion | The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra looks worse than could have been imagined

A new day, and a new set of leaks about the Galaxy S20 series. These, as most tend to, purport to be the most accurate yet, and they do not show the S20 Ultra in a good light. Who knew that Samsung could go bigger than Google and ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:23:00 +0100
The full-suite of Galaxy S20 devices to be announced next month. (Image source: @ishanagarwal24 & 91mobiles via XDA Developers)

This is the Galaxy S20 series, and Samsung is betting big on cameras this year

Official renders of the Galaxy S20 series are here, complete with pricing and storage options. Predictably, the Galaxy S20 Ultra will be the best-equipped of the three devices in the series, with prices ranging from €899 to €1,549...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:19:00 +0100
Renders of the Galaxy S20. (Source: XEETECHCARE)

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series could offer class-leading performance

The Samsung Galaxy S20 phones are the talk of the town, with most reports focusing on their new, improved camera hardware. Cameras are just one aspect of a phone, though, and potential buyers can rest easy with the knowledge that ...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:15:00 +0100
OxygenOS 10.3.1. squashes plenty of bugs for the OnePlus 6 and 6T. (Image source: OnePlus)

OnePlus rolls out stable OxygenOS 10.3.1 bug-crushing update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T

OnePlus has announced and started rolling out OxygenOS 10.3.1 for the OnePlus 6 and 6T. The latest stable update for the devices addresses a host of issues while also improving system and camera performance.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:47:00 +0100
It is hard to find a sub-US$150 smartphone that offers more than the Redmi 8 does. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Redmi 8: Setting new standards for entry-level smartphones

The Redmi 8 is a triumph among entry-level smartphones. While it inevitably has its shortcomings, the device offers a compelling balance between price and performance on all accounts. In short, it is hard to find a sub-US$150 smar...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:19:00 +0100
The next POCO smartphone may be an India-only exclusive. (Image source: @IndiaPOCO)

Bad news about the Pocophone F2, Poco fans

POCO has been driving speculation about a successor to the POCO F1 of late, which has stirred up hope of there being a Pocophone F2 in the offing. But, is it all that it seems? Dissecting the latest speculation suggests not, but t...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:05:00 +0100
The Poco F1 was immensely popular. (Source: BBC)

New Poco F2 information could leave expectant fans disappointed

The rumor mill for the Poco F2 grinds on and, this time, it could be bringing some less than favorable news. New information on Pocophone's upcoming device points towards it not being an entirely new device of its own, which could...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:37:00 +0100
Motorola's Razr reboot will hit the market on February 6. (Source: Motorola)

Moto Razr pre-orders open January 26, ships February 6

Motorola will start taking pre-orders for its eagerly anticipated Motorola Razr phone reboot. One of the hit flip phones in the mid-2000s, the Razr has been reborn with a foldable pOLED display and is among the more affordable mod...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:36:00 +0100
Blackview BV9800 Pro

77% Blackview BV9800 Pro smartphone review: Rugged smartphone with an infrared camera

Robust and long-lasting. Smartphones from Blackview can be quite delicate. However, when it comes to its rugged smartphones, the manufacturer pulls out all the stops. The thick case not only looks mighty solid, but it also houses usable hardware.
Mediatek Helio P70 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.3" | 322 g
Mike Wobker, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:35:00 +0100
The Axon 10s Pro 5G may look a lot like this. (Source: ZTE)

The Snapdragon 865-powered Axon 10s Pro may be close to launch

ZTE's next flagship, the Axon 10s Pro, may be revealed in full soon. It has passed through testing by the Wi-Fi Alliance and TENAA, which confirms its premium 5G status. However, besides its updated chipset, it appears to have the...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:34:00 +0100
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Klaus Hinum, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:12:19 +0100
The Motorola One series may have a new addition soon. (Source: Notebookcheck)

A new Motorola phone with the code-name Blackjack and a 5000mAh battery breaks cover in new leak

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has just cleared its first Motorola phone of the year. Its product data shows that it has a new model number (XT2055-2) and code-name (Blackjack). The device also has a markedly large ba...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:52:00 +0100
The Redmi K30 Pro will probably resemble its non-Pro sibling. (Image source: Xiaomi via Trusted Reviews)

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro appears on Geekbench powered by a Snapdragon 865 and 8 GB of RAM

Xiaomi might be gearing up to release the Mi 10 series for the time being, but the company more than likely has the Redmi K30 Pro in the works too. The device has now posted results on Geekbench, which suggests that it will come w...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:27:00 +0100
The Huawei P40 Pro, or is it an unreleased Oppo Reno 3 Pro? (Image source: Weibo)

Huawei P40 Pro reportedly spotted on a South Korean subway

Is this the Huawei P40 Pro? Some people certainly think so, but there are conflicting reports. Huawei devices leaking on subways is not that unusual, at any rate.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:20:00 +0100
Wine 5.0 now available for download, source code also up for grabs (Source: WineHQ)

Wine 5.0 now available for all supported operating systems

The version labeled 5.0 of the popular open-source software compatibility layer known as Wine has just surfaced as both source code and binary for multiple operating systems, including Android, macOS, and various Linux distros. Th...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:05:00 +0100
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro

84% Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro Smartphone Review – A Little More

One of the best smartphone cameras? The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro not only offers more memory than the Mi Note 10, but also provides an extra lens for the main cam. What sounds like a minimal upgrade is intended to provide brighter and better camera images. We'll see if that works in the test.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 6.47" | 208 g
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:58:00 +0100
Samsung has skipped an S11-named model and gone straight to the Galaxy S20. (Image source: @OnLeaks)

Possible Samsung Galaxy S20 range and Galaxy Z Flip prices and official sales date revealed

Alleged European prices for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, and Galaxy Flip Z have been shared online, along with the expected sales date for the Galaxy S20 smartphone range. While Galaxy fans may have t...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:45:00 +0100
The Mate 20 Pro has already received Android 10. (Source: BGR)

New EMUI 10 global update release schedule for Huawei phones revealed

Yet another list has surfaced revealing Huawei's plans for its global EMUI 10 rollout. A total of twenty-two phones are billed to receive the update, with Kirin 980-powered devices like the Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro leading the way.
Ricci Rox, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:34:00 +0100
The Nokia 2.3. (Source: HMD Global)

The Nokia 2.3 can now be ordered in the United States

HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 2.3 is now available on the US market, starting with pre-sales at Best Buy. This device has a 6.2-inch screen and a polycarbonate build. Its price definitely puts it in the budget category; ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:58:00 +0100
Google's new Activity Bubbles tool. (Source: Google)

Spend too much time on your phone? Google has new apps to fix that

Phone addiction or dependency is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem in the developed world. Google has set up its Creative Lab for users who want to address this. Its latest experiments consist of 3 apps which may act as d...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:29:00 +0100
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite has a 3.5mm jack, but the Note 20 might not. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 may not have a headphone jack

A new patent reportedly accepted by an Indian authority may kick off speculation about the Note 10's successor. It shows a case design with a cut-out that matches the usual placement of an S Pen, and that suggests a rear-camera mo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:40:00 +0100
Biometrics were more of a thing back in the Exynos 8895's day. (Source: Samsung)

A hugely dubious leak alleges the Pixel 4a will rock an old Exynos SoC

A new leak posted to the Geekbench 5 database purports to spill some of the upcoming Google Pixel 4a's specs. However, this "leak" is particularly unreliable, not the least as it makes the bold claim that the OEM will switch from ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:03:00 +0100
Xiaomi Redmi 8

76% Xiaomi Redmi 8 Smartphone Review: Xiaomi's budget phone sets new standards

A Redmi 8 evolution. Everyday usage reveals unexpectedly large differences between the Redmi 8 and its sibling, the Redmi 8A. We shall discuss below in which areas the cheap Redmi 8 improves upon the Redmi 8A and why its MSRP of 115 Euros (~$127) is worthwhile.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 6.22" | 188 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:19:00 +0100
The Mecool M8S Plus W is touted as a budget-friendly TV streaming solution. (Source: AliExpress)

Most affordable mini PC in the world runs on Android, costs $15

For only $15 you get a compact mini PC powered by a quad-core Amlogic S905W ARM-based processor that can handle 4K HDR decoding, which is coupled with 1 GB of DDR3 RAM and 8 GB storage. The package also includes an HDMI cable and ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:27:00 +0100
The topsy-turvy story of the Pocophone F1 and its journey to Android 10 continues. At the end of last year, the publication of its Android 10 kernel source code suggested that it would not be long before the device received Android 10 builds of MIUI 11. Indeed, Xiaomi has moved all of its other Snapdragon 845-powered handsets onto Android 10 since that kernel source code release. The Pocophone F1 has not received a stable update since November, either.  More recently, a Xiaomi representative stated that the device might receive Android 10 by February, which we thought would bring an end to the matter for the time being. However, XDA Developers has now been informed that an Android 10 build has now appeared online.  Confusingly, while XDA Developers claims that it is a beta update, the screenshot that we have included below lists it as a stable build. Moreover, we can only find one reference to it on Mi.com, which is unusual. Additionally, we can find no mention of the build on Xiaomi Firmware Updater, a community-run repository that automatically pulls new builds from all MIUI channels every six hours.  We do not have a Pocophone F1 to hand to test the build either, so we would treat it with caution for the time being. If you want to install it, then you must flash it with an unlocked bootloader using TWRP. You can download the build, V11.0.4.0.QEJMIXM, from Xiaomi's servers.

Android 10 shows signs of life on the Xiaomi Pocophone F1

Fancy trying out Android 10 on the Pocophone F1 early? Well now, you can courtesy of a new beta build of MIUI 11. The Pocophone F1 is the last of Xiaomi's Snapdragon 845-powered smartphones to receive Android 10, despite having be...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:40:00 +0100
The Mate 30 Pro. (Source: Expert Reviews)

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Great cameras but awful speakers?

The Mate 30 Pro packs in incredible hardware, especially in the camera department. For some reason, though, Huawei chose to completely overlook the phone's audio playback capabilities, and DxOMark's review shows it being much wors...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:03:00 +0100
Qualcomm has announced three new Snapdragon Mobile Platforms for budget users. (Image Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon 720G, 662, and 460 aimed at 4G markets, becomes the first to support ISRO's NavIC GPS constellation

Qualcomm has revealed three new SoCs for upcoming budget smartphones — the Snapdragon 720G, Snapdragon 662, and the Snapdragon 460. These 4G SoCs come with support for key Wi-Fi 6 features, support for ISRO's NavIC GPS satellite c...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:52:00 +0100
Rae Tae-moon has taken over the reigns of Samsung's smartphone division from DJ Koh. (Source: Samsung)

DJ Koh dumped as head of Samsung smartphone division in leadership shake up

Samsung has dumped DJ Koh as head of its mobile division on the eve of the launch of the Galaxy S20. In his place, the Korean tech giant has appointed 20-year company veteran Roh Tae-moon who was the second-in-charge of the divisi...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:09:00 +0100
The 'Not Pink' variant of the Pixelbook is now shipping after a lengthy delay sinch launch. (Source: Google)

Google Pixelbook Go now shipping in 'Not Pink' three months after launch

Google’s Pixelbook Go has been on the market for around three months now, but it has only been available in ‘Just Black.’ If you have been waiting patiently for the ‘Not Pink’ variant, it is now finally shipping to customers in th...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:46:00 +0100
Terminates apps particularly fast: The realme XT

realme XT: Energy saving isn't everything

Some smartphone manufacturers implement particularly strict energy-saving regulations in their software. This causes apps to be terminated unexpectedly and, in the case of the realme XT, even the GPS functionality suffers, which m...
Mike Wobker, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:33:00 +0100
A closer look at the poster of the Samsung Galaxy Z. (Image source: Weibo via GSMArena)

Samsung's next foldable leaks ahead of possible Galaxy UNPACKED launch

A new Galaxy foldable smartphone has been slated to arrive next month at Galaxy UNPACKED for a while now, but perhaps not one this ambitious. While previous leaks have shown a clamshell Galaxy foldable, the reality could be all th...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:27:00 +0100
No sign of Android 10 this month for either the Mi A2 Lite or Mi A3. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite and Mi A3 receive disappointingly small January update

At the turn of the year, it seemed that Xiaomi would be bringing Android 10 to all its eligible Android One handsets. The Mi A3, A2 and A2 Lite were all due to receive Android 10 this month, but only one has so far. Worse still, t...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:20:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Flip might look like this. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

No 108MP camera for the Galaxy Z Flip: new leak

Samsung's next upcoming foldable phone may be called the Galaxy Z Flip. The prolific leaker Ishan Agarwal claims to have uncovered some more of its specs. It will apparently have a main screen measuring 6.7 inches. Furthermore, it...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:36:00 +0100
The leaked 44MP punch-hole camera. (Source: Twitter)

A mystery phone rocks a 44MP dual punch-hole camera

A popular tech YouTuber has shown off what he claims to be a phone with an unprecedented 44MP sensor in its dual in-display selfie camera. This device, which is yet to be launched, was not identified in terms of its name, specs or...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:01:00 +0100

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