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The Honor 10 features a built-in Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for AI acceleration. (Source: Honor)

Honor 10 reaches one million sales in less than a month

Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, has issued a press release to announce that the Honor 10 flagship smartphone has already managed one million sales. This is an impressive feat, considering the device was only released in China on April ...
The Helio P60 has been mostly successful, and MediaTek will attempt to build on that success. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek unveils the new Helio P22 for the mid-range

MediaTek has unveiled its new SoC, the Helio P22. The chipset is built on a 12nm manufacturing process and will offer stiff resistance to SoCs like the Snapdragon 450 and Kirin 659.
HTC U12+ unveiled in style

HTC U12+ unveiled in style

HTC has finally unveiled its new device, the U12+. The flagship sports a 6-inch QHD+ Super LCD display, a Snapdragon 845, IP68 certification, a quad camera setup, and a host of other features that make it one of the most impressiv...
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

83% Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Smartphone Review

Lots of screen for little money. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus offers a large display and a mid-range performance for less than 200 Euros (~$236). This sounds like a good offer, but let's look more closely in our test!
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.99" | 180 g
Samsung SM-T835/Galaxy Tab S4 updated specs (Source: GFXBench)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 hits GFXBench with Android 8.1 onboard, unknown Snapdragon processor

Less than a month since it surfaced with Android 8.0 Oreo onboard, the upcoming Samsung SM-T835 tablet hits the GFXBench database with Android 8.1. The graphics performance is slightly lower with the new software version, so it mi...
Google Family Link (Source: Google)

Google Family Link hits 27 new markets

Available for phones and tablets that run at least iOS 9 or KitKat, Google Family Link allows parents to control the content available on their children's phones and tablets that run Nougat or later. Launched in the US back in Sep...
Vivo confirms the June 12 launch of its futuristic APEX notchless, full-display APEX smartphone. (Source: Vivo)

The fullscreen Vivo APEX is officially launching on June 12

First shown as a futuristic concept phone, the Vivo APEX is officially launching on June 12. The device avoids a display notch by incorporating a retractable selfie-camera that pops out of its chassis when required.
HTC Desire 12 Smartphone Review

76% HTC Desire 12 Smartphone Review

The object of desire? The smartphone-pioneer HTC first brought its Desire series to the market almost eight years ago. Since then, the Desire series has fallen off the map. Now the HTC Desire 12 tries to find some new fans. In our review, we examine whether the 199-Euro (~$234) dual-SIM smartphone with a 5.5-inch display and Android 7 is any good.
Mediatek MT6739 | PowerVR GE8100 | 5.5" | 137 g
Sketch of the Lenovo Z5. (Source: Weibo)

Camera samples | The Lenovo Z5 will be Lenovo's next flagship, and it will feature both a bezel-less display and no notch

Lenovo Vice President Chang Cheng has, once again, teased the company's upcoming device on Weibo. This time, he clarifies that the device will be named the Lenovo Z5. The teaser paints the picture of a device with absolutely no be...
The Mi 6. (Source: Android Pit)

More updates | Xiaomi Mi 7 spotted online carrying an extremely attractive price tag

Xiaomi's upcoming flagship, the Mi 7, has been spotted online. The device is expected to feature a Snapdragon 845, 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, 3D facial recognition, and wireless charging...and all of that could come with a US$...
The Meizu M6s. (Source: Meizu)

The Meizu 6T will go against the Redmi S2 for the crown of best budget camera device

Meizu is set to unveil its next device, the M6T, at an event in China, on May 29. The device will sport a dual rear camera setup and 18:9 device, and will go against Xiaomi's recently released Redmi S2.
Mi Max 3 render. (Source: Cnmo)

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is set for a July launch

CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, has announced that the company's Mi Max 3 will be unveiled in July. Details of the device remain unconfirmed but it's expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 660.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ in Sunrise Gold (Source: TechnoBuffalo)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in Sunrise Gold finish coming next month, US availability not confirmed yet

US customers not happy with the three color choices locally available for the Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup might want to wait for a little longer, because it looks like the Sunrise Gold option might reach them in the coming weeks. Eve...
The new LG Q7 range focuses on audio and camera improvements. (Source: LG)

LG rolls out a trio of new Q7 models featuring high-end audio

LG has updated its popular Q6 with new Q7 models that the company is touting feature audio quality usually reserved for high-end devices, but at a mid-range price point. The new models retain the basic features of the 5.5-inch Ful...
OnePlus has done it — there are now lines of customers waiting to buy the OnePlus 6 (Source: Own)

OnePlus has done it — there are now lines of customers waiting to buy the OnePlus 6

The pre-launch event has proven successful in building even more hype surrounding the impending launch of the OnePlus 6. At least a couple hundred visitors were at the 4-hour event with many interested in purchasing the smartphone...
The RED Hydrogen One is expected to be released in summer. (Source: Verizon)

RED Hydrogen One holographic smartphone coming to AT&T and Verizon soon

It appears the innovative RED Hydrogen One smartphone is to be made available through AT&T and Verizon. Pre-orders for the novel device that sports a holographic screen are no longer being accepted at RED’s website, whereas Verizo...
Epic will be holding the competitive Fortnite Party Royale event at E3. (Source: Metro)

Epic Games offers US$100 million funding for Fortnite tournaments

Epic Games has published a news post announcing the company’s intention to offer US$100 million in prizes for Fortnite tournaments taking place over the 2018-2019 season. This is a massive boost to the burgeoning eSports sector, w...
Testing the Xiaomi Mi A1

83% Xiaomi Mi A1 Smartphone Review

Pure Android at a fair price. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is the European version of the Mi 5X. Equipped with LTE band 20 and Android One, for a low price, it offers not only regular and timely security updates but also a two-year update warranty on the security patches.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.5" | 165 g
The Nokia X6 is already a smash hit in China. (Source: HMD)

Nokia X6 Chinese stocks depleted in 10 seconds

The Chinese branch of HMD Global reported that the entire stock of 700,000 Nokia X6 devices pre-sold in just 10 seconds. Another pre-sale is scheduled for May 31 and the stock is expected to be larger. Since the Nokia X6 already p...
The X50 5G modem could be integrated in mobile devices as well as desktop PCs. (Source: XDA Developers)

Qualcomm could allow OEMs to release several 5G smartphones this year

Major cities in the US and across the globe are testing 5G services throughout this year, and some areas might even get limited 5G connectivity in the second half of 2018. Tis has prompted some OEMs to pressure Qualcomm into allow...
Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury (S8 Lite) Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (Source: Samsung China)

Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury (S8 Lite) now official in China

The rumored Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite is now official in China as the S Light Luxury. Its highlights include a 5.8-inch Infinity Display with 2,220 x 1,080 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage...
Twitter poll on the subject yielded expect results. (Source: Twitter)

HMD executive confirms global launch of the new Nokia X6

Chief Product Officer at HMD, Juho Sarvikas, has confirmed that the Nokia X6 will be launched for the global market soon. The device was released in China last week, and is likely to be sold as an Android One device when it makes ...
The Redmi 5A in all its glory. (Source: GadgetMatch)

Xiaomi's Redmi 5A overcomes the Galaxy S9 devices to become the best-selling Android device in Q1

According to data by Counterpoint Research, Xiaomi's Redmi 5A clinched top spot as the best-selling Android device in the world. The device, by its lonesome self, accounts for 1.8% of all smartphones sold in the world in March. Th...
The LG G6. (Source: Digital Trends)

LG rebrands the G6 as the G6 ThinQ but it's just a nominal change

LG is apparently now selling its older devices like the G6 and V30 with a ThinQ branding. Quite amusingly, the ThinQ-branded devices are exactly the same as they were at launch—there is nothing to differentiate them from the regul...
Huawei Y6 2018

79% Huawei Y6 2018 Smartphone Review

Still affordable. The Huawei Y6 2018 is a device that has a lot of power for the money. The device looks modern and has a decent display, but can it be crowned the king of budget devices?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 | Qualcomm Adreno 308 | 5.7" | 150 g
Semantic Machines team (Source: The Official Microsoft Blog)

Microsoft acquires conversational AI company Semantic Machines

Semantic Machines Inc. is a Californian company based in Berkeley that will join Microsoft for an undisclosed amount. However, it has been revealed that the Redmond giant will establish a conversational AI center of excellence in ...
Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) showing dual SIM plus MicroSD slot. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei Y5 Prime official specs and images now available, includes triple card slot for dual SIM and MicroSD

The Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) is now listed on Huawei’s website, indicating that it might not be long until it hits store shelves. The older Y5 (2017) released in June of last year, so this timing would match. With 2 GB RAM / 16 GB s...
Model posing with an unseen smartphone. (Source: OnPhones)

Xiaomi allegedly caught gaming promotional material for the upcoming Redmi Y2

According to a report by OnPhones, Xiaomi may have been using fake camera samples for its Redmi Y2 promotional content. This wouldn't be the first an OEM does something of the sort.
The Asus Zenfone 5. (Source: CNET)

The Asus Zenfone 5 is a mid-range device that competes with the top dogs, DxOMark says

The Asus Zenfone 5 has made its way over to DxOMark, with the camera evaluation platform placing it alongside devices like the iPhone 8 and HTC U11. That's quite impressive for a US$400 mid-ranger.
ZTE headquarters. (Source: Digital Trends)

Samsung open to selling its Exynos SoCs to ZTE

ZTE may have found a way out of its current troubles, as word claims that Samsung is willing to sell its Exynos SoCs to the company, in a bid to expand its ARM processor business.
Xiaomi France teaser (Source: Facebook)

Xiaomi coming to France on May 22

Promising to bring a "new attitude" to Europe, Xiaomi is ready to enter the French market. The Chinese brand will open its first Mi Store in Paris on May 22, but more are expected to follow in other French cities over the coming m...
The Samsung Galaxy J series began in 2013 and features affordable handsets. (Source:

Official renders of the Samsung Galaxy J4 appear online

Official press photos of the Samsung Galaxy J4 have turned up online, and they show the device available in two different colors. The Galaxy J4 will be an entry-level smartphone featuring a Samsung Exynos 7570 quad-core SoC. No pr...
Netflix HDR now supports 11 smartphones and a tablet

Netflix HDR support now available for the Sony Xperia XZ2, Huawei's Mate 10 Pro, and the P20 family

The list of mobile devices with Netflix HDR support now consists of 11 smartphones and one tablet — namely the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 — and the last ones to be added are the Huawei P20, P20 Pro, Mate 10 Pro, as well as the Sony Xpe...
It is possible a potential successor to Samsung's Galaxy Tab A 10.1 will also feature S-Pen support. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced2 device appears in Bluetooth listing

A device labeled as the “Galaxy Tab Advanced2” has been spotted in a Bluetooth declaration. The model number given in the details is SM-T583, which just happens to be the same model number currently cropping up on a Samsung suppor...
Epic's "State of Mobile" post also introduces a customizable HUD and voice chat. (Source: Epic Games)

Fortnite coming to Android in summer

Epic Games has confirmed that Fortnite will finally be making its way to Android. The battle royale champion is currently available on the PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, and iOS platforms, with Android being a glaring omission so far. Ho...
Dragon Ball Legends for Android (Source: Google Play)

Dragon Ball Legends for Android hits the US

Less than a month after becoming the first Namco Bandai title to reach 3 million pre-registrations worldwide, Dragon Ball Legends is now officially available for Android users in the US. Europe and other markets will follow soon, ...
The successor to the Nokia 3 is in the works

The successor to the Nokia 3 is in the works

A tweet by tipster Roland Quandt has touted the existence of a successor to the Nokia 3. The Nokia 3.1 is said to be on the way and will be one of HMD's budget offerings for the year.
Nokia 7 Plus Smartphone Review

87% Nokia 7 Plus Smartphone Review

Android One smartphone. Buyers of the Nokia 7 Plus will enjoy timely software updates, stock Android and up-to-date security patches thanks to the Android One Program. Whether the new mid-range smartphone with the brand-new Snapdragon 660 can also impress in terms of hardware, you can learn in our extensive review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 | Qualcomm Adreno 512 | 6" | 186 g
The LG V30. (Source: Android Guys)

New leak details the LG V35 ThinQ

LG unveiled the G7 ThinQ a short while ago. That device will not be carried by AT&T, though, with the carrier said to be signed up for an LG flagship that will be exclusive to it, in the form of the V35 ThinQ.
Motorola Moto 1S Android handset (Source: Lenovo China)

Motorola silently intros the Moto 1S in China

The new Motorola Moto 1S is about the same device as the Moto G6 but comes with Lenovo ZUI 3.5 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo and ZUI branding on the back. This handset also sports a 5.7-inch full HD+ 2:1 display, a Qualcomm Snapdrago...
YouTube Music mobile app (Source: Official YouTube Blog)

YouTube Music now official, coming next week

YouTube Music will launch next Tuesday as a free ad-supported service, while YouTube Music Premium will come for US$9.99. At the same time, YouTube Red becomes YouTube Premium. The first wave of countries to get YouTube Music cons...
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android phablet still struggles to get Oreo (Source: Samsung)

Samsung halts the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 lineup once again

Back in February, the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 lineup was halted. Now, the new firmware for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge shares the same fate as more users located in Europe are complaining of bootloops that occur once t...
The House Appropriations Committee's considerable influence is linked to the size of the federal budget. (Source: House Appropriations Committee)

House Appropriations Committee slaps down Trump's ZTE support

According to a report, it appears the US House Appropriations Committee does not share the same sentiment in regard to ZTE as President Donald Trump. Trump recently tweeted a message stating he wanted to help ZTE find a way to kee...
The OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition comes in highly detailed packaging. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition revealed in all its glory

OnePlus has just unveiled the OnePlus 6 device and hot on its heels comes the Marvel Avengers Limited Edition version. This variant of the new flagship phone is delivered in an Avengers-themed box that even contains an Iron Man-st...
Facebook Stories archive feature coming to India, then the rest of the world (Source: Facebook via The Verge)

Facebook to debut Voice Posts, Stories archive, and cloud storage in India

Thanks to the new features coming to the Facebook app, its users will be able to save photos and videos directly to the Facebook cloud, share voice messages with friends, as well as to archive the Facebook Stories as needed. The n...
Samsung Bixby-powered smart home ecosystem (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung Bixby coming to ovens and robot cleaners this year

Already available in smartphones, TVs, air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators, the Samsung Bixby virtual assistant will also be added to the company's robot cleaners and ovens by the end of this year. Samsung remain...
Acer Iconia One 10 Android tablet hits FCC with MediaTek processor in tow (Source: Tabletmonkeys)

The Acer Iconia One 10 tablet shows up at FCC

Just as its name suggests, the upcoming Acer Iconia One 10 tablet has a 10.1-inch full HD display. Its list of specs also includes the MediaTek MT8167A quad-core processor, 2 GB of memory, 32 GB internal storage, as well as a gene...
The OnePlus 6. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 6 launched: A new design and all "the speed you need"

OnePlus entered the market half a decade ago with the US$300 OnePlus One, their invite-only “flagship killer.” Since then they have released increasingly more expensive phones, and the OnePlus 6 represents their biggest redesign f...
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star SM-G885F/DS Interoperability Certificate (Source: Wi-Fi Alliance)

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star receives its WiFi certification

The certification document spotted on the website of the Wi-Fi Alliance only shows a few details, as usual. Based on the information it provides, we can only confirm that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8 Star will launch with Androi...
Nokia 6 (2018) Smartphone Review

86% Nokia 6 (2018) Smartphone Review

A cool Finn. Nokia has brought its mid-range smartphone Nokia 6 up to date. While the name remains the same, ideally, its configuration and quality have improved. Let us find out whether this is the case in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 | Qualcomm Adreno 508 | 5.5" | 175 g

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