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The Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Business Today)

Details of the Galaxy Note 20 series' cameras revealed: A lower-res telephoto camera for the Note 20+?

The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20+ are expected to be launched in about two months. Details of the camera setups of the phones have now surfaced, notable takeaways include the change to the telephoto shooter of the Note 20+, with the...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 28 May 2020 09:53:00 +0200
The OnePlus 5T has now received three major OS updates. (Source: BGR)

Update | The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T receive the stable Android 10 update, their third and final OS update

After months of beta testing, the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are now receiving the stable Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 update. The update weighs in at almost 1.9 GB and delivers all the typical Android 10 features to the three-year-...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 28 May 2020 09:51:00 +0200
The Mi Mix 2. (Source: WCCFTech)

Android 10 for the Mi Mix 3 5G and Mi Mix 2 remains a pipe dream, but MIUI 12 could be on the cards

The Mi Mix 3 5G was Xiaomi's first 5G phone and was powered by the flagship Snapdragon 855. In spite of that, it's been mostly neglected and remains on Android Pie and MIUI 10. Android 10 is unlikely to arrive for the phone, too, ...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 28 May 2020 00:19:00 +0200
A new alleged hands-on image of the Vivo X50 Pro. (Source: Weibo)

The Vivo X50 series reportedly leaks onto Geekbench and Weibo

The Vivo X50 Pro is currently believed to be the first phone to rock the markedly large 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN1 main camera sensor. New leaks suggest that it may also have 8GB of RAM and run Android 10. It may also have a 4315mAh...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 28 May 2020 00:09:00 +0200
Motorola Edge

81% Motorola Edge Smartphone Review – 5G without Bezels

No rough edges. A display that flows seamlessly around the edges is the Edge's most striking and unique design element. It also features a modern triple-camera array, stereo speakers, and support for 5G. We take a closer look at the edgeless smartphone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 | Qualcomm Adreno 620 | 6.7" | 190 g
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 27 May 2020 23:24:00 +0200
Research has found that more people clean their phones more regularly these days. (Source: Pixabay)

The number of people who clean their phones daily in the US may have doubled due to Covid-19

Most modern phones are made of materials on which pathogens, Covid-19 included, can survive on for up to 120 hours. Accordingly, bodies such as the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that they be cleaned once a day. New...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 27 May 2020 19:22:00 +0200
An overview of the XR viewer ecosystem. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm previews a new line of smartphone-linked XR viewers for 2021

Qualcomm has announced a range of XR viewers, a novel product category possible due to 5G speeds and bandwidth. They are intended to deliver high-quality content to be supported by the smartphones they connect to via USB type C, a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 27 May 2020 18:30:00 +0200
Xiaomi Mi 10

88% Xiaomi Mi 10 Smartphone Review: More Megapixels

Chinese high-end. Manufacturers like to advertise their devices with big numbers, and Xiaomi is no exception here. So by just mentioning a 108-MP sensor, the camera is guaranteed to draw some attention. In our test, it finally has to prove whether more megapixels really make a better image.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.67" | 208 g
Mike Wobker, Wed, 27 May 2020 17:22:00 +0200
MIUI 12 is set to roll out across most Xiaomi devices next month (Image source: Mi.com)

MIUI 12 now features selective, free-shape screen capture to make live easier on the Xiaomi Mi 9T, Redmi K20 Pro and other devices

The latest update to MIUI 12 adds a very handy selective screenshot feature. Users on the latest nightly build on the Xiaomi Mi 9T and Redmi K20 Pro will be able to free-select screenshot areas while taking screenshots.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 27 May 2020 16:52:00 +0200
The MatePad Pro 5G is to be available in China after all. (Source: Weibo)

Update | Huawei springs an unexpected MatePad Pro 5G launch on the Chinese market

The 5G version of Huawei's latest premium slate has been on the international market for some months now. However, it has not been available in this OEM's own home market. The company has rather abruptly announced that it will cor...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 27 May 2020 15:40:00 +0200
Some OnePlus phones can now play Fortnite at 90fps. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are the first phones to get Fortnite at 90fps

OnePlus has announced a new deal with Epic Games, by which the OEM's current flagship 8 series will be the first mobile devices to be able to play the runaway hit Fortnite at 90 frames per second (fps). The game will do so through...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 27 May 2020 15:12:00 +0200
The Mi TV Stick will apparently launch later this month. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Online event confirms Xiaomi Mi TV Stick; Android TV, 4K HDR and DTS-HD audio expected

Xiaomi has confirmed the Mi TV Stick during an online event. Expected to run Android TV and support 4K HDR along with DTS-HD audio, the Mi TV Stick may cost upwards of US$100.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 27 May 2020 13:44:00 +0200
OnePlus will release affordable smartphones in the near future

OnePlus reportedly working on a barrage of affordable products including mid-range smartphones

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau stated that the company wants to get back to its roots as an affordable gadget provider. We can expect to see a host of reasonably-priced OnePlus gadgets and smartphones on the market soon. It is all part of a...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 27 May 2020 13:38:00 +0200
Redmi Karna is expected to sport a 144 Hz panel and will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC.

Redmi 5G device codename Karna in the works: Expected to feature a 144 Hz refresh rate display, MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC, and a 64 MP IMX686 sensor

Redmi is expected to launch a new device codenamed Karna in July this year right on the heels of the recent Redmi 10X and 10X Pro launch. Redmi Karna is expected to feature a 144 Hz refresh rate display and will be a 5G-capable ph...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 27 May 2020 12:51:00 +0200
ARM is bringing not just one, but two high-performance cores to market in 2021. (Source: ARM)

New ARM Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 cores announced, will power 2021 flagships

ARM has announced its new Cortex-A78 architecture that will power most Android flagship smartphones in 2021. Interestingly, it has also branched out into extra-performance cores with the launch of its new Cortex-X1 borne out of it...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 27 May 2020 10:52:00 +0200
Several OnePlus phones have had a tough time running Chrome properly

Google Chrome has been a broken, buggy mess on several OnePlus phones since late last year

Google Chrome and Android's default web browser —Android Webview— have been witnessing crashes and instability on OnePlus phones for over six months now. The problem doesn't seem to be affecting everyone but is persistent across a...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 27 May 2020 09:44:00 +0200
The Redmi Smart X TV series will be available in three sizes. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Redmi Smart X TV series launched: X50, X55 and X65 4K TVs with MEMC motion compensation for under ~US$280

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Smart X TV series. Available in three sizes, the X50, X55 and X65 are all 4K TVs with MEMC motion compensation. Xiaomi has equipped all models with 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage. The Redmi Smart X ser...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 26 May 2020 23:28:00 +0200
The new Exynos 880 is now official. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung introduces the Exynos 880, a new 5G-enabled processor

Samsung has formally unveiled the Exynos 880, an octa-core processor that also supports sub-6GHz 5G. It also has an integrated NPU, supports up to 4K/30fps video recording and main image sensors of up to 64MP in resolution. This n...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 26 May 2020 21:17:00 +0200
Moto G8 Fast is Motorola's newest mid-range offering

Moto G8 Fast leaked ahead of time; US release to follow soon

Motorola accidentally revealed the details of its upcoming Moto G Fast smartphone. While the contents of the spec sheet remain unclear, we know that the phone will come with a triple-camera setup, a Qualcomm 6xx series chip, 3GB o...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 26 May 2020 20:51:00 +0200
MIUI 12 has landed on the Xiaomi Redmi K20 and Mi 9T. (Image source: Xiaomi)

MIUI 12 has landed on the Xiaomi Redmi K20 and Mi 9T

MIUI 12 has landed on the Xiaomi Redmi K20 and Mi 9T. Arriving as an OTA, the update has already gone live for many handsets. Based on Android 10, the Redmi K20 and Mi 9T are some of the first devices to receive Xiaomi's latest OS...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 26 May 2020 20:00:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 has a 7,040 mAh lithium-ion battery. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ expected to sport a battery with an enormous capacity of over 10,000 mAh

The expected battery capacity for a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 device has been discovered, and it seems that a potential Galaxy Tab S7+ model will end up with a battery capacity of over 10,000 mAh. This is a huge step-up from the 7,040...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 26 May 2020 19:25:00 +0200
Nokia 5.3

75% Nokia 5.3 Smartphone Review - Slim Android-One mobile phone

A ring of cameras. The Nokia 5.3 offers a quad camera, a large display and a long lasting battery for relatively little money. However, it has strong competition in its price range.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.55" | 185 g
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 26 May 2020 17:40:00 +0200
Redmi has unleashed the Redmi 10X and 10X Pro in China

Redmi 10X and Redmi 10X Pro are the most affordable 5G phones yet powered by MediaTek's new Dimensity 820 SoC

Redmi has unveiled two new affordable 5G-ready smartphones for the Chinese market. Dubbed as the Redmi 10X and 10X Pro, both phones come with a MediaTek Dimensity 820 SoC, a 6.57-inch AMOLED panel, a 4,250mAh battery, and more. Th...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 26 May 2020 17:06:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S20 range.

Galaxy S20 series sales numbers are worse than the S10 series'; S20+ the people's choice

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series was launched back in February, and it's now been about three months since the phones hit shelves. Sales numbers are out, and it would seem that the S20 phones have sold considerably less than the S10 ...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 26 May 2020 16:55:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ has a disconcertingly large camera bump. (Image source: @OnLeaks via Pigtou)

New Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ renders and video: Curved screen and massive camera bump

New renders and a video clip of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ have been posted online. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Note 20+ is larger than the regular Galaxy Note 20, and it comes with a curved display. However, it’s hard to ignore j...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 26 May 2020 16:39:00 +0200
An up-to-date Redmi 9 render. (Source: Twitter)

The Redmi 9 will launch soon, most likely in multiple markets

Redmi has been confirmed to have a phone called the 9 ready to go, thanks to new certifications by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), Wi-Fi Alliance and SIRIM. These leaks suggest that it has several region-specific varia...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 26 May 2020 14:37:00 +0200
The 5x periscope is one of those high-end features we do not really see on US$570 handsets. (Image Source: Android Police)

Realme X3 SuperZoom high-end smartphone launches with unbeatable price

For less than US$600, the Realme X3 SuperZoom offers a 6.6-inch screen with 120 Hz refresh, along with a Snapdragon 855+ SoC coupled with 12 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage, plus an impressive imaging system that include...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 26 May 2020 14:04:00 +0200
ZTE will debut a new Axon 11 variant soon. (Source: ZTE)

ZTE is to launch an Axon 11 SE 5G on June 1, 2020

ZTE has announced that it is going to launch an "SE" (possibly Special Edition) version of its Axon 11 in China. This new variant is billed as a "5G video phone" and is directed at a younger audience. However, the OEM has yet to r...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 26 May 2020 13:26:00 +0200
The Galaxy Tab S7 will support 5G connectivity. (Image source: Samsung)

Galaxy Tab S7: Certification confirms Wi-Fi 6 and 5G connectivity for Samsung's Q3-bound premium tablets

The Wi-Fi Alliance has confirmed that the Galaxy Tab S7 series will support Wi-Fi 6 and 5G. Expected to arrive as 11-inch and 12.4-inch tablets, Samsung is said to be planning Wi-Fi and 4G models too. Samsung is thought to be laun...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 26 May 2020 12:38:00 +0200
The Realme Watch offers plenty of bang-for-your-buck. (Source: Realme)

First Realme smartwatch announced, costs just US$50

Oppo sub-brand Realme has launched its very first smartwatch. The new Realme Watch has a derivative look about it but offers the sharp value that we have come to expect from the brand.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 26 May 2020 12:38:00 +0200
The new XRSpace Mova headset is powered by the Snapdragon 845 VR platform and supports 5G connectivity. (Source: XRSpace)

Former HTC CEO back with new VR start up XRSpace and the 5G-capable Mova headset

Peter Chou was once the very visible face of HTC when it was still a force in the smartphone market. These days, with HTC and Vive well and truly in the rear vision mirror, he is back with a new VR start up that looks like it has ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 26 May 2020 11:58:00 +0200
HTC's first 5G phone is likely to be released in July

HTC billed to release a 5G smartphone later this year; a mid-ranger is in the works too

HTC is all set to make its highly-awaited comeback in July this year with its first-ever 5G smartphone. The company is also working on a mid-range HTC Desire 20 Pro that will come with a Snapdragon 6xx chip, 6GB of RAM, and a trip...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 25 May 2020 20:37:00 +0200
Udoo X86 II: A powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi that supports Windows and Arduino. (Image source: Mouser)

Udoo X86 II: A powerful Raspberry Pi alternative that supports Windows 10 and is Arduino compatible

The Udoo X86 II is a new alternative to the popular Raspberry Pi. The single-board computer (SBC) has been designed using an Arduino Leonardo-compatible platform and has a quad-core X86 processor.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 May 2020 19:28:00 +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, 25 May 2020 19:17:58 +0200
Xiaomi Mi A1 May 2020 software update notification (Source: Own)

Xiaomi keeps the Mi A1 alive with a new Android Pie update

Rather unsurprisingly, there is a new Android Pie-based firmware update rolling out for the Xiaomi Mi A1 right now — at least in Eastern Europe. With a size of less than 80 MB, the new patch does not contain any noticeable changes...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 25 May 2020 19:05:00 +0200
Redmi's 5G smartphone lineup includes the recently launched K30 Racing Edition device. (Image source: Redmi)

Rumored cheap Redmi 5G smartphone with 8-core Qualcomm SM6350 SoC could be priced at just 1,000 yuan (US$140)

Redmi is apparently working on a cheap 5G smartphone that will be powered by a Qualcomm SM6350 SoC. The decent 8-core processor features two performance cores that can reach clock rates of 2.25 GHz. It’s rumored that the SM6350-ba...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 25 May 2020 19:01:00 +0200
The Realme Power Bank 2 is available in both black and yellow (Image source: Gizmochina)

Realme launches 10000 mAh Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 Power Bank 2 in India for US$26

Alongside the Realme X50 Pro, the Realme TV, the Realme Watch, and a whole host of upcoming devices, Realme launched the Realme Power Bank 2, a US$26 10000 mAh charger with Quick Charge 4.0 technology.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 25 May 2020 17:07:00 +0200
AOKpass provides vendors with a privacy-oriented compliance standard for health data (Image source: ICC)

COVID-19: International Chamber of Commerce passes landmark AOKpass declaration to protect health data in an era of invasive COVID-10 tracking apps

The International Chamber of Commerce recently presented its AOKpass declaration to safeguard health data in the context of privacy and data security issues with the current crop of COVID-19 tracking apps.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 25 May 2020 16:54:00 +0200
The LG Velvet is coming to the US. (Image source: LG)

LG Velvet: Snapdragon 765G smartphone scheduled for North American release; LG Q61 could be on the way too

The LG Velvet is coming to North America, according to South Korean media. Possibly costing upwards of US$735, the device features a 6.8-inch OLED display, a Sony IMX586 primary camera and a Snapdragon 765G processor. The newly an...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 May 2020 16:49:00 +0200
The OPPO Reno4 features an SD 765G SoC. (Image source: Weibo via Sparrows News)

Updated | OPPO Reno4 and Reno4 Pro leak: Snapdragon 765G heads key specifications and hands-on photo reveals Reno Glow brand and unsightly camera bump

Key specifications for the upcoming OPPO Reno4 and Reno4 Pro smartphones have been leaked along with a hands-on photo and some promo images. Both devices are going to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor and feature ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 25 May 2020 15:22:00 +0200
Galaxy Watch Active 2 gets ECG support in South Korea

Galaxy Watch Active 2 inches closer to the Apple Watch Series 5 with ECG functionality

ECG support has finally arrived for the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 in South Korea. The feature was supposed to be released alongside the wearable but got delayed. International availability will vary on a country-by-country bas...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 25 May 2020 12:50:00 +0200
The Realme X50 Pro Player edition's only real compromise is in its camera setup (Image source: Realme)

Realme X50 Pro Player launched in China: US$420 5G K30 Pro alternative sports 6.4 in 90Hz AMOLED panel, Snapdragon 865, 48MP quad-cameras and 65W fast charging

Realme just launched the Realme X50 Pro Player edition in China for RMB 2,999 (approx US$420). The flagship-killer sports a Snapdragon 865, vapor cooling, a 90 Hz panel, and 65W fast charging.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 25 May 2020 09:54:00 +0200
The Redmi K30i 5G looks exactly like the K30 5G. (Source: Mi)

Redmi K30i 5G launched: A cheaper Redmi K30 5G with one notable difference

Months after releasing the Redmi K30 5G, Xiaomi has now launched another K30-series phone. The Redmi K30i 5G is a "lite" version of the K30 5G and offers similar specs bar one notable change while costing a bit less.
Ricci Rox, Mon, 25 May 2020 09:41:00 +0200
The Sony Xperia 1 II. (Source: Sony)

Xperia 1 II to launch in the US sans 5G on July 24 for a whopping US$1200; Sony WF-1000XM3 a pre-order bonus

After months of rumors, the Sony Xperia 1 II has now gotten an official release date. The phone will go on sale in the US on July 24, five whole months after it was announced. It will carry an MSRP of US$1200, although early taker...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 25 May 2020 08:43:00 +0200
The EMUI 10 rollout for the P20 Pro has been limited. (Source: AndroidPit)

Opinion | A host of Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro owners are still without EMUI 10

Back in February, Huawei claimed that the Mate 10 Pro and P20 Pro would receive the EMUI 10 update in March. Here we are months after, though, and most owners of the two phones remain stuck on EMUI 9.1. Comparatively, phones from ...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 24 May 2020 22:17:00 +0200
Are these OnePlus' latest upcoming accessories? (Source: Twitter)

Rumor | OnePlus will launch its first pair of TWS earbuds alongside the Z in July 2020

The tipster Max J. claims that OnePlus is closer than ever to releasing its first pair of truly wireless (TWS) earbuds. He also asserts that they will be launched in about 2 months from today (May 24, 2020). However, those hoping ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 24 May 2020 21:38:00 +0200
The Redmi 10X 5G will be one of the first examples of the Dimensity 820. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G posts over 405,000 in AnTuTu v8 days ahead of release; IP53 certification confirmed for mid-range handset too

The Redmi 10X 5G has posted another seemingly impressive AnTuTu score ahead of its expected release on May 26. Confirmed to feature OIS and to support up to 30x digital zoom, Xiaomi has also teased that the Redmi 10X series will i...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 24 May 2020 20:35:00 +0200
The Enjoy Z is a new Huawei 5G phone. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei launches the Enjoy Z, starting at ~US$240 for the MediaTek Dimensity 800 and 5G

Huawei has put its latest 5G smartphone, the Enjoy Z, up for preorder. Unlike many new devices with this connectivity, it comes in at under US$300 for this state-of-the-art connectivity. The Z is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 24 May 2020 19:41:00 +0200
The LG V60 ThinQ's dual screen accessory is a useful productivity tool but has unfortunately been subject to bad marketing by LG itself. (Image Source: LG)

LG Poland apologizes after misconceived V60 ThinQ TikTok ad goes viral

LG Poland recently released a highly objectionable video on its official TikTok channel in a bid to promote the V60 ThinQ's dual screen accessory. The ad, instead of promoting the phone and the accessory, seemed to promote sexism....
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 24 May 2020 15:47:00 +0200
The Kirin 1000 will likely be the first 5nm SoC. (Source: Huawei)

Rumor | Huawei Mate 40 Pro billed to debut with the 5nm Kirin 1000, not the Kirin 1020

Reports over the past few months have claimed Huawei would release the Mate 40 Pro with a Kirin 1020 under the hood. That appears to have been false, though, as the next-gen flagship SoC will likely be the Kirin 1000 instead. The ...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 24 May 2020 15:06:00 +0200

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