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The Pixel 4 XL has the most color accurate display in the world. (Source: Google)

The Google Pixel 4 XL's AMOLED display sets new records in DisplayMate's test

The new Google Pixel 4 phones may have their issues but the quality of their displays isn't to be questioned—that of the bigger Pixel 4 XL, at least—if DisplayMate's latest review is anything to go by. The new flagship has won the...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:49:00 +0200
Android 10 comes early. (Source: LG)

LG is set to beat the competition to the punch with its Android 10 rollout

LG has earned a bad rap for its awful software update policies. The South Korean company may be looking to shake things up, though, as it's announced that the G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ will get early builds of Android 10 this month.
Ricci Rox, Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:47:00 +0200
The Huawei Nova 5T is coming to Europe. (Source: Huawei)

The Honor 20 gets a Nova rebrand for the European market

Huawei UK has launched the Nova 5T. It is essentially the Honor 20 with a new name and a new region. Fans of everyday Android may be glad to learn it will be released with Google Play Services.
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:42:00 +0200
OnePlus will maintain a steady course for now. (Source: Pocket-lint)

OnePlus has no intention of becoming Huawei or Xiaomi (yet)

OnePlus' chief executive officer, Pete Lau, has given an interview on the company's future in its home market. Its main message was that the company has no plans to diversify into non-premium smartphones at present. Furthermore, n...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:52:00 +0200
Image via Huawei.

Huawei Enjoy 10 mid-range Android smartphone pops up on Geekbench ahead of release

The Huawei Enjoy 10 appeared in a Geekbench 4 listing earlier today. The phone, which boasts an octa-core processor and 4 GB of RAM, looks to be in line with other mid-range handsets like the Google Pixel 3a and Xiaomi Mi A3.
Sam Medley, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:56:00 +0200
A 5G version of the Reno2 may be in the works. (Source: SoyaCincau)

A new Snapdragon 855 OPPO phone shows up on Geekbench 5

A device called the "OPPO PCCT30" has posted scores on the Geekbench 5 website. This model number is currently believed to belong to a second-gen Reno 5G smartphone. Its new benchmarking scores reveal that it is powered by the Sna...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:55:00 +0200
The Moto G8 Plus. (Source: Winfuture)

New Moto G8 Plus leak will leave fans of the series breathless

Recent offerings in Motorola's Moto G mid-range series may have felt a bit stale but the company appears to be looking to put the lineup back on the map. The latest Moto G8 Plus leak is sure to leave fans of the series excited, wi...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:59:00 +0200
The Redmi 8. (Source: Android Police)

This is why Xiaomi opted for the weak Snapdragon 439 on the Redmi 8

Xiaomi fans may have felt confused when the Redmi 8's spec sheet was released, as the device features a Snapdragon 439—the same SoC on the cheaper Redmi 8A, and a much weaker chipset than the Snapdragon 632 on the Redmi 7. Xiaomi ...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:55:00 +0200
The LG G6 and V20 have still not received stable Android 9.0 Pie builds worldwide, despite promises to the contrary. (Image source: PhoneArena)

The LG G6 and V20 Android 9.0 Pie roll-out is a mess

At the turn of this year, LG promised to deliver Android 9.0 Pie to the G6 and V20 by Q3 2019. Has it delivered? If you are a G6 owner then possibly, but many are still awaiting Pie on their handsets as we head ever deeper into Q4...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:39:00 +0200
The Netgear Orbi Dual Band Mesh Wi-Fi System supports Wi-Fi 6. (Source: Netgear)

Netgear releases new Orbi Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System

Netgear has rolled out its latest mesh Wi-Fi system consisting of a base and one or more satellite units. The new Orbi Dual Band Mesh Wi-Fi System also features the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax) standard for speeds up to 1.2 Gbps.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:56:00 +0200
The Redmi K30 is coming. (Source: Xiaomi)

The Redmi K30 is on the way with a Galaxy S10 Plus-eque punch-hole design

Xiaomi is set to release a successor to the immensely successful Redmi K20 Phones. The Redmi K30 is on the way and it will feature both 5G support and a dual selfie camera setup reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.
Ricci Rox, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:22:00 +0200
Pharrell has helped with the some of the colors on the new Beats Solo Pro. (Source: Beats)

Apple drops new Beats Solo Pro with active noise cancelling

Apple’s wholly-owned subsidiary Beats has launched an all-new Beats Solo Pro range. Effectively the Beats Solo 4, the all-new design also brings improved audio performance as well as active noise cancelling to the Solo line for th...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:59:00 +0200
The Google Nest Mini. (Source: Google)

Google renews its Home Mini series with a Nest re-brand

The Nest Mini is a new Connected Home devices launched by Google at its latest live event. It is a smart speaker with integrated Assistant functions and touch controls. It is now up for pre-order at a price of US$49.
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 15 Oct 2019 21:00:00 +0200
Meet the new Google Pixel 4. (Source: Google)

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are now official with 90 Hz OLED screens, dual-cameras, built-in Soli radar, and enhanced on-device AI capabilities

At its Made by Google 2019 event, Google finally took wraps off the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones. The new Pixel 4 series comes with features such as a Soli radar chip for advanced hands-free gestures, on-device AI and voice ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:48:00 +0200
The new Pixel Buds. (Source: Google)

Google launches its first pair of true wireless earbuds

Google unveiled its second-generation Pixel Buds at its 2019 'Made By' event. They are truly wireless products that, as the OEM claims, have been designed to be as compact and streamlined as possible. Nevertheless, they are rated...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:21:00 +0200
Test Motorola One Zoom Smartphone

79% Motorola One Zoom Smartphone Review: the Motorola One smartphone that isn't really a One...

One camera to rule them all. The quad-camera system of Motorola's One Zoom is supposed to include the right lens for all of life's circumstances. Find out how the Motorola smartphone did and how it differs from previous Motorola One smartphones in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 | Qualcomm Adreno 612 | 6.4" | 190 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:21:00 +0200
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, Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:03:16 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus to get a Lite edition soon

Samsung might be working on a Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Since the regular Galaxy Note 10 has a price tag of almost US$1,000, it should be no surprise that a US$500- to US$600-priced Lite edition is already in the works and might hit the market soon. However, Samsung still has to confir...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:45:00 +0200
 Android 10 is now available for the Galaxy S10 series, albeit in beta. (Image source: Android Headlines)

One UI 2.0: Android 10 arrives on the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G

Now is the time to try One UI 2.0, if you own a Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy S10 5G that is. Samsung has opened its One UI beta program once again, with the company giving the world the first taste of its Android...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:10:00 +0200
ZTE Nubia Z20 flagship hits the US for US$549, global launch October 14

Dual-screen Nubia Z20 now available in the US for just US$549

ZTE's sub-brand Nubia has just released the dual-display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+-powered Z20 flagship worldwide. Only available in Twilight Blue and Diamond Black versions, this premium device can be acquired in most markets, in...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:47:00 +0200
The OPPO K5 is now official. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO unveils the new Snapdragon 730G-powered K5

OPPO has launched a new phone, the K5. This event has proved a series of leaks true, as the phone has a new-ish Snapdragon 730G processor, 6GB SKUs and a quad rear camera with a 64MP sensor. The K5 is also the first device to feat...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:04:00 +0200
The square-cammed new ZTE phone. (Source: TENAA)

ZTE jumps on the square-camera bandwagon with the low-end Blade 20

The Chinese regulator TENAA has approved a new phone from the OEM ZTE. It is listed as a 4GB RAM device with a 6.1-inch HD screen and triple cameras in a Pixel-esque square housing. It is set into a rear panel that may be plastic ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:01:00 +0200
OOS 10 is presented on-stage. (Source: YouTube)

OnePlus releases its first stable version of Android 10 for the 7 and 7 Pro

OnePlus has already provided users of its recent 7-series phones with OxygenOS based on Android 10 in the form of official Open Betas. However, those who have not opted into this program can also now upgrade to this new ROM on the...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:49:00 +0200
MIUI 11 may refer to next-gen Xiaomi camera technology. (Source: MIUI)

Next-gen Xiaomi cameras may have up to 50X digital zoom

Xiaomi phones may be upgraded to telephoto lens capable of as much as 50X digital zoom in the near future. Furthermore, their optical zoom specs may improve considerably in the same generations. This rumor has srung from alleged f...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:10:00 +0200
The Meizu 16T's prospective retail listing. (Source: GizmoChina)

Meizu announces a new member of its 16 flagship smartphone series

The OEM Meizu has released teasers for a new phone, the 16T, on Weibo. It will have the same SoC (the Snapdragon 855) as its siblings, the 16s and 16s Pro. However, it will also have a bigger screen and battery compared to these p...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:42:00 +0200
The Redni K20 Pro. (Source: Redmi)

DxOMark: The Mi 9T Pro delivers capable cameras albeit with a few flaws

The Mi 9T Pro is a rebranded Redmi K20 Pro for the global market, and can be purchased for under US$350. As such, it's a tad surprising to see the device do so well in DxOMark's test, matching last-gen flagships like the Galaxy No...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:03:00 +0200
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro. (Source: CNET)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro now receiving the Android Q-based EMUI 10 update globally

Just two months after the release of Q, Huawei is now sending out the stable Android Q-based EMUI 10 update to owners of the Mate 20 Pro outside China. The OTA weighs in as a heavy 4.42 GB download.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:01:00 +0200
Renders of the Honor View 30 show it with a Mate 20 Pro-esque camera array. (Source: AndroidSaint)

Details of the Honor View 30 revealed - Two phones, OLED, 5G, and a monstrous 60 MP camera

The Honor View 30—or V30 depending on where you buy it—will be Huawei's next premium phone. A short while ago, the first image of the device leaked. This time out, though, details of the phone have surfaced. Notable takeaways incl...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0200
Google Play Store running inside VMOS on the Huawei Mate 30. (Source: Hokoonho/Youtube)

VMOS (sort of) brings Google Play to the Huawei Mate 30

The inability to run Google Play Services on the Huawei Mate 30 has made it a more difficult purchase decision for most in Western markets. VMOS aims to fix this to an extent.
Craig Ward, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 05:50:00 +0200
The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro have landed in Europe. (Image source: Quickmobile)

The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro have landed in Europe

Launched first in Malaysia, the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro have now arrived in Europe, albeit with limited coverage. The retailer promises to deliver 128 GB and 256 GB SKUs of both devices within a week, although it remains unclear w...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 00:30:00 +0200
The Vivo Y3. (Source: Jagran English)

Vivo may launch a "Standard" version of the Y3 soon

The Vivo Y3 is a sub-US$250 phone sold in China. A new leak suggests that the OEM is going to release a second version of this device. It may be called the 'Y3 Standard' and have 2 rear cameras where the original has 3.
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 20:40:00 +0200
The Galaxy Note 10 is now said to be getting a cheaper variant. (Source: CNET)

Samsung may release further 'budget' versions of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10

According to recent reports, Samsung are about to release 2 new phones with the model numbers SM-G770F and SM-N770F. Due to their similarity to those of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 respectively, it is now believed that they are bud...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 19:54:00 +0200
The Nokia 7.2 features a teardrop notch and a premium look and feel. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Hands-on: Is the new Nokia 7.2 a pretender or contender in the mid-range segment?

The Nokia 7.2 is the latest handset from Finland-based HMD Global, the official licensees of the Nokia smartphone brand. Like its previous devices it runs Android One but it brings a premium look and feel to a very competitive mid-range market that helps it stand out from the pack.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 12:49:00 +0200
New Pixel 4 marketing material leaks out ahead of launch. (Source: @evleaks)

Evan Blass leaks official Pixel 4 renders and marketing shots

It might be hard to believe, but the Pixel 4 leaks keep coming. This time serial leaker Evan Blass has leaked official Pixel 4 renders and marketing shots ahead of its official launch next week.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 01:32:00 +0200
Image via Inverse

Apple may be rushing to develop its own 5G modem by 2022

A source familiar with the matter claims that Apple is developing an in-house 5G modem for release in 2022, according to a report from Fast Company earlier today. The source says that a 2022 release date is "really pushing it," bu...
Sam Medley, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:22:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Fold: A high price, but a lot going on. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G: Foldable and not as expensive as an iPhone

The Samsung Galaxy Fold costs around €2,100 (~US$2305) in Europe, for which you will receive the first foldable smartphone to reach the continent. While the dev...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:54:00 +0200
The 'round-camera' Nokia phone series has its 2nd member. (Source: 9to5Google)

The Nokia 6.2 sneaks onto for about US$250

The Nokia 6.2 has been launched in India, albeit to comparatively little fanfare. It is a 4GB RAM device with 64GB of internal powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC. It also has a round camera housing with a triple camera.
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:22:00 +0200
Xiaomi could have some advanced screen specs in the works. (Source: GSMArena)

Xiaomi could be the next OEM to the 120Hz display: new rumor

An XDA contributor claims to have found an option to switch a screen's refresh rate from 60 to 120 hertz (Hz) in MIUI 11. This suggests that there is an upcoming Xiaomi phone with this spec in development. This would leap-frog the...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:54:00 +0200
Android teases a dark theme for Google Maps. (Source: Instagram)

A dark theme for Google Maps is finally on the way

The Android Instagram page has recently posted a short video that hints at a dark theme for Google Maps in the near future. It appears to cause every aspect of the app, including the map-markings themselves, to conform to a color ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:21:00 +0200
The displays do not offer a truly seamless experience like the Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X, but it gets quite close. (Source: LG)

LG launches the V50S ThinQ dual-screen 5G smartphone in South Korea

LG is not ready to experiment with folding displays and decided to stick with a more conventional approach that is not as seamless, yet yields similar results. The 6.4-inch dual-screen setup on the new V50S ThinQ handheld can work...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:41:00 +0200
The new "iQOO" could also be a 2nd-gen Neo. (Source: BGR

A Vivo "iQOO Lite" variant pops up on Geekbench

A phone calling itself the Vivo V1936A has appeared on Geekbench, rocking what appears to be the Snapdragon 855 processor and 8GB of RAM. This has led to speculation that this device is linked to iQOO, an emerging high-end sub-bra...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:35:00 +0200
Some new Galaxy A phones may be on track for 2020 launches. (Source: Firstpost)

The Samsung Galaxy A71 and A51 inch towards release with new certification

Some more evidence of the Galaxy A series from Samsung persevering into next year has come to light. It comes in the form of a certification that mentions what may be partial model numbers for the A71 and A51. This Indian registra...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:40:00 +0200
The Pixelbook Go features a more rounded design than the current Pixelbook. (Source: 9to5Google)

Pixelbook Go caught in live photos ahead of launch

Google’s forthcoming Pixelbook Go has been leaked in full ahead of its launch. The device takes on a more rounded design language than previous Pixelbooks but remains very much focused on portability.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:00:00 +0200
The Mara Z. All images via Mara Group

The Mara X and Mara Z are the first smartphones manufactured and assembled entirely in Africa

Mara Group, a Rwandan-based smartphone company, unveiled the Mara X and Mara Z smartphones. The phones carry the pride of being the first handsets manufactured and assembled completely in Africa. Mara Group hopes that the phones a...
Sam Medley, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 05:13:00 +0200
This is an upcoming feature on OOS 10. (Source: YouTube)

Android 10 on OnePlus will come with an automatic translation feature

OnePlus held a launch event for its 7T series today (October 10, 2019). The OEM also went over OxygenOS 10 - which is based on Android 10 - a new software update that will ship on these new phones and come to older ones soon. Its ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:08:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is introduced on stage. (Source: YouTube)

OnePlus launches the 7T Pro and its McLaren special edition in London

OnePlus has unveiled its second-gen McLaren Edition phone today (October 10, 2019). It is a 12GB/256GB version of the new 7T Pro (which was also unveiled today)...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus | Qualcomm Adreno 640 |
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 18:43:00 +0200
image via Activision

Call of Duty Mobile hits 100 million downloads in its first week, shattering record

Call of Duty Mobile recently claimed the award for most downloads in the first week after launch for any mobile game in history, surpassing 100 million unique installs after its first week. Sensor Tower estimates peg total downloa...
Sam Medley, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:59:00 +0200
The first handhelds sporting the new Snapdragon 865 could be showcased this November. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Chinese leak claims Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 SoC may launch next month

Pressured by the new Apple and Huawei flagship SoCs, Qualcomm plans to launch the Snapdragon 865 model 1 month in advance, and the first handhelds to sport the new SoC will apparently come from smaller smartphone makers like Oppo ...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:47:00 +0200
MIUI 11 may go live on October 16, 2019. (Source: MIUI)

Xiaomi may launch MIUI 11 Global along with the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is set for an Indian-market release on October 16, 2019. However, it appears that this is not all its parent company Xiaomi has to debut on that date. MIUI, its OS skin, has teased a launch of its own in the s...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:12:00 +0200
The Oppo Reno Ace brings killer specs for under US$500. (Source: Oppo)

Oppo Reno Ace with Snapdragon 855+, 90 Hz display charges in just 30 minutes for under US$500

Oppo has continued with its spate of Reno branded device launches with the official unveiling of the Reno Ace. The new device looks to be positioned in a similar segment of the market to the OnePlus 7T from sister company OnePlus.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:39:00 +0200

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