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The Pixel 4 family will be launched on October 15. (Image source: Daily Express)

Oh So Expensive: Google Pixel 4 color names leaked and retailer listings reveal premium prices

A couple of more Google Pixel 4-related leaks have surfaced, one concerning the apparently official names for the colors the smartphones will come in and another about the not inconsiderable price tags. According to one specific r...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 21:44:00 +0200
The new Sony E-mount lenses from Tamron. (Source: PetaPixel)

New Sony E-mount lenses from Tamron are on the way

The Japanese lens-maker Tamron already makes 17-28mm and 8-75mm f/2.8 products for Sony full-frame cameras. Now, it has released a video teaser hinting at 4 more of the same to be launched soon. Their specs are left to the imagina...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:29:00 +0200
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 was released in October 2018. (Image source: Microsoft)

New tip suggests Microsoft Surface device will come with AMD's Ryzen 5 3550U and Ryzen 7 3750U processors

An interesting tip from a well-known leaker has seemingly revealed which AMD processors could find their way into Microsoft Surface devices in the not too distant future. It’s expected the new Surface Laptop 3 will be configured w...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:42:00 +0200
The Core i9-10980XE may be Intel's flagship Cascade Lake-X processor. (Image source: Intel)

The Intel Core i9-10980XE gives AMD a run for its money in Geekbench listing; scores 42% more than the Threadripper 2950X in the process

We have already seen the 10 core Core i9-10900X achieving a Geekbench multi-core score close to 40,000 points, and now the Core i9-10980XE is flexing its muscles. The 18 core Cascade Lake-X processor breezes past all before it, ex...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:43:00 +0200
There may be a new kind of feature phone in the works. (Source: Your Tech Dose)

A new leak alleges the development of a Nokia feature phone with Android

Most feature phones (simple phones with physical buttons) typically run on alternative software such as KaiOS. However, a blogger has posted a video of what appears to be one of these devices running Android. This phone, linked to...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:19:00 +0200
AMD will pitch the Ryzen 5 3550X as a Core i5-9400F competitor. (Image source: AMD via JD.com)

Intel Core i5-9400F trades blows with the AMD Ryzen 5 3500X in early listing

Chinese retailer JD.com has jumped the gun and listed the Ryzen 5 3500X on its website before AMD has even formally announced it. The listing confirms the tip that prolific leaker @TUM_APISAK posted last month, with AMD marketing ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:47:00 +0200
The Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series appears to be compatible with AMD's X570 chipset. (Image source: TechSpot)

Intel falls hopelessly short of the latest 32 core AMD Threadripper 3000 processor to hit Geekbench

Intel is lining up its next-generation High-End Desktop (HEDT) processors, which it will still base on its 14 nm FinFET process. A new Threadripper 3000 Geekbench listing demonstrates how far Intel is behind AMD in the HEDT space ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:56:00 +0200
The Fossil Collider DIANA. (Source: Fossil)

Fossil's secret smartwatch sauce may mean no Pixel Watch this year

Business Insider has published a new report that claims to offer an insight into the development of Google-brand smartwatches. It also outlines the nature of the "secret" technology purchased by this company from Fossil, which all...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:42:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7T will feature a distinctive circular housing for its main camera setup. (Image source: GSMArena)

Alleged Geekbench 5 OnePlus 7T record gives the OnePlus 7 Pro a good run for its money

A OnePlus 7T sporting an octa-core processor has apparently been spotted on the Geekbench 5 benchmark. The device in question amassed very respectable scores in both the single-core and multi-core tests, generally outperforming th...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:43:00 +0200
Multiple insiders have reported that Huawei will not sell the Mate 30 series in Central Europe. (Image source: Huawei)

Dramatic developments at Huawei: The Mate 30 series will not be sold in Central Europe

It seems that the US ban on Huawei may have landed its biggest scalp yet. According to multiple industry insiders, Huawei will not be launching the Mate 30, Mate 30 Lite, Mate 30 RS Porsche Design or Mate 30 Pro in Central Europe,...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:08:00 +0200
The Realme XT. (Source: Realme)

Realme teases the X2 ahead of its Chinese launch

Realme has announced that it will launch a new 64MP camera phone for the Chinese market on September 24, 2019. The brand has also released some details of this device - the X2 - which make it sound suspiciously like the XT that is...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:18:00 +0200
The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 25% larger battery than its predecessor. (Image source: Apple)

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max looks set to be a battery life champ

The rumours were true, Apple has finally equipped an iPhone with a large battery. Early teardowns show that the company's latest flagship of flagships includes a sizable upgrade over the iPhone XS Max, which should help give it st...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:58:00 +0200
The Core i9-10900X will be one of many Cascade Lake-X SKUs. (Image source: PC World)

10 core Intel Core i9-10900X disappoints in Geekbench; scores 10% less than the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X in multicore tasks and falls up to 2.3x behind the Threadripper Zen 2 series

Another 10 core Cascade Lake-X processor has appeared on Geekbench, with the numbering scheme of Intel's next High-End Desktop (HEDT) series now seemingly having been confirmed. The upcoming processor even gets within 10% of the A...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0200
The LG V30's Android 9.0 Pie rollout has been a rocky one. (Image source: Digital Trends)

LG restarts V30 Android 9.0 Pie rollout

Good news V30 owners, LG has not forgotten about following through on its promise to bring Android 9.0 Pie to its former flagship. The South Korean company nixed a recent build last month, forcing people to remain on Android 8.0 O...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:11:00 +0200
Intel will manufacturer its Comet Lake H and S series on its seemingly evergreen 14 nm FinFET process. (Image source: Intel)

Intel Comet Lake looks to be more of the same according to leaked bootlogs

Anyone for a repeat of the Coffee Lake Refresh architecture? Well, Intel GFX CI bootlogs suggest that is what the Comet Lake H and S series will be. Does another 14 nm refinement and 2 MB per core of L3 cache on Hyper-Threaded chi...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:31:00 +0200
Huawei will unveil the Mate 30 series tomorrow in Munich. (Image source: @evleaks)

Want to know all about the Mate 30 Pro ahead of its unveiling tomorrow?

In anticipation of tomorrow's launch event, Huawei has released a slew of information alluding to the hardware that it will include in the Mate 30 series. A leaked Mate 30 series demo stand spells out the finer points of these fea...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:28:00 +0200
Tiger Lake-U will bring more than just FinFET refinements. (Image source: Intel)

Tiger Lake-U spotted in Intel GFX CI bootlog; more than just a 10 nm refinement?

The Intel Tiger Lake-U series may be over a year from the big time, but plenty of information about the 10 nm Ice Lake-U successor has appeared online. Last month we saw a UserBenchmark listing and now an Intel GFX CI bootlog spot...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:13:00 +0200
Could this turn out to be the Samsung Galaxy S11? (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Galaxy fans are in for a treat: Here's how the Samsung Galaxy S11 and S11 Plus might look like

If renders based on Samsung's recent patents turn out to be accurate, the upcoming Galaxy S11 and S11 Plus could offer a unique take on the slide phone concept. Renders seem to suggest that the Galaxy S11 could use a rolling displ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:04:00 +0200
Images from the new "Sharp patent". (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Sharp's upcoming take on the punch-hole camera may have leaked in a new patent

A document allegedly filed with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) suggests that Sharp may have a device with a punch-hole selfie camera in the works. Like that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series, it is in the midline of the display....
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:34:00 +0200
The Mi Mix 4 could be a proper camera powerhouse. (Source: GSMinfo)

The Mi Mix 4 gets an official launch date, and it will come with a host of goodies

The Mi Mix 4 promises to be one of the most impressive devices of the year and we finally have a launch date. The company has now confirmed that it will release the flagship on September 24, and it could come with a host of impres...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:22:00 +0200
Anyone for Radeon Image Sharpening on Vega GPUs? (Image source: AMD)

AMD leaves the RX Vega 56, RX Vega 64 and Radeon VII out in the cold; claims it is listening

AMD has already brought its Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) algorithm to its Polaris GPUs, but Vega architecture GPUs may miss the cut. Enough demand for RIS from owners of an RX Vega 56, RX Vega 64 or Radeon VII may sway the compan...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:08:00 +0200
Dali and Renoir should arrive next year. (Image source: AMD)

AMD readies impressionist and surrealist APUs for 2020 release

AMD is on track to deliver its next APUs next year, according to fresh Linux driver revisions. The two series, codenamed Dali and Renoir, are not based on the Navi architecture, but they should still offer improvements over existi...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:24:00 +0200
Google "Hatch" Chromebook with Intel Core i3-10110U on Geekbench (Source: MySmartPrice News)

Intel Comet Lake-powered Google "Hatch" Chromebook hits Geekbench

Mentioned for the first time back in November last year, the yet-to-be-confirmed Google "Hatch" Chromebook has just surfaced on Geekbench. The listing in the popular benchmark database confirms that this portable is powered by a 1...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:29:00 +0200
The LG V30 in its Verizon livery. (Image source: LG)

Verizon LG V30 owners awake to a surprising OTA update

Seemingly without warning, Verizon has started rolling out Android 9.0 Pie to the LG V30. The update, which should be available over the air (OTA) right now, weighs in at 2.25 GB and is downloadable from LG Bridge too. The rollout...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:45:00 +0200
Will an AMD powered Surface Laptop 3 yield lower prices too? (Image source: Microsoft)

Surface Laptop 3: A 15-inch variant and AMD Ryzen 3000 SKUs?

A 15-inch variant and AMD Ryzen 3000 SKUs? Those are the latest rumours about the Surface Laptop 3, with it seemingly being more than an iterative update as the Surface Laptop 2 was when Microsoft released it last year. Read on to...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:45:00 +0200
AnTuTu scores for what are allegedly the iPhone 11 series. (Source: GizmoChina)

AnTuTu appears to confirm 4GB of RAM for all 3 new iPhones

AnTuTu Benchmark has reported that it has completed testing of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. They have all scored well over 400,000 points each, meaning that they can probably compete well with equally new Androids. Howeve...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:33:00 +0200
The Pixel 4 XL. (Source: The Verge)

Leaks point out a few expected deficiencies with the Pixel 4's cameras and all-round performance

The Google Pixel 4 phones are set for launch next month and a set of leaks have revealed even more about the upcoming flagships, with a focus on some of the deficiencies the devices may come saddled with, as is customary with Goog...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:31:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7 Pro. (Source: CNET)

New leak details the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro in their entirety, and the 7T Pro may just be DOA

The OnePlus 7T are billed for launch in the very busy month of October. A new leak has detailed the two phones but things aren't looking up for fans of the company who've been patiently waiting for the OnePlus 7T Pro.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:28:00 +0200
These cameras may be divisive, but they may also be powerful. (Source: BGR)

The Pixel 4 series may rival the Galaxy Note 10s for camera features

The Google Camera app v7 has leaked out and has been torn down. This has resulted in references to a slew of new abilities that may debut in the Pixel 4 and 4XL. They include the Mountain View's versions of Samsung's Motion Blur a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 14 Sep 2019 20:10:00 +0200
The Surface Pro 6 was released in October 2018. (Image source: Microsoft)

Configuration details for Microsoft Surface Pro 7 leak out

Some details of Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Pro 7 have apparently been leaked with five different configurations being mentioned. It seems the entry-level Surface Pro 7 will feature an Intel Core i3 processor while the top-end de...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:42:00 +0200
There is a new, more powerful version of SuperVOOC coming. (Source: Android Beat)

OPPO is slated to debut 65W charging in the Reno Ace

The OEM OPPO's Vice President, Shen Yiren, has reportedly sent Weibo messages to the effect that a new, improved version of SuperVOOC will be included in an upcoming device, the Reno Ace. This new upgrade will apparently charge at...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:07:00 +0200
A drawing of the Razer "gaming controller for mobile device" patent. (Image source: WIPO)

Razer design patent appears online: A Razer Phone accessory or an Edge Pro successor?

Razer has patented the perfect Nintendo Switch, or is it a Razer Phone accessory? What about a resurrected Wii U GamePad or a Razer Edge Pro? Your guess is as good as ours.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:45:00 +0200
Could this phone possibly be the Mate 30? (Source: TodoTech)

The Kirin 990 processor may have shown up on Geekbench for the first time

The Kirin 990 SoC is the latest LTE chipset released by Huawei. A phone that purports to be a new model from this OEM has appeared on the Geekbench results database. It suggest that this new processor is a good match for the Snapd...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:27:00 +0200
Navi 14: Consumer and workstation bound? (Image source: AMD)

Navi 14: Consumer and workstation bound?

Much has been spoken about AMD pitching Navi 14 against the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16 series. However, a recent patch to the AMDGPU Linux kernel DRM driver suggests that the company has other plans for the upcoming graphics chip too.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:24:00 +0200
Google Pixel 4 XL prototype (Source: GenK.vn via Android Community)

Pixel 4 XL prototype shows up in Vietnam, 90 Hz display and round main camera module in tow

The soon-to-be-released Google Pixel 4 XL is back in a new unofficial video that does not leave much to be discovered at launch. The video shows the upcoming flagship device with a round camera module on the back that makes it sim...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:36:00 +0200
The GoPro Hero 8 and GoPro Max (Image source: WinFuture)

GoPro Hero 8 & GoPro Max high-resolution marketing pictures leak before imminent release

Two new GoPro action cameras on the horizon, with the company announcing the successors to the GoPro Hero 7 and GoPro Fusion 360 this month. High-resolution marketing images of the GoPro Hero 8 Black and GoPro Max have appeared on...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:45:00 +0200
The Motorola One line might be getting another new phone. (Source: Amazon.ca)

A new Motorola One variant shows up on Geekbench

The Motorola One line of smartphones has seen multiple new additions this year. A new phone with a name that fits in among them has just appeared on Geekbench. It may run on the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC and has 2GB of RAM.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:41:00 +0200
The next-generation Xbox, codenamed Scarlett, is set to arrive late next year. (Image source: Microsoft)

AMD and Microsoft are bringing hardware ray-tracing to the masses with the Xbox Scarlett

News about the Xbox Scarlett has been quiet lately. However, a recent Gamespot interview with Studio Technical Art Director at The Coalition, the studio behind the Gears of War series, has sparked debate about what GPU on which th...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:34:00 +0200
Lakefield processors are Intel's first to feature its Foveros 3D stacking technology. (Image source: Intel)

Intel Lakefield processor appears on GFXBench; Iris Plus Graphics G7 on a 7 W chip?

Lakefield processors will be the first example of Intel's Foveros 3D stacking technology. GFXBench confirms that the upcoming 10 nm chips will feature Gen11 GPUs with up to 64 execution units (EU), putting them technically on par ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:57:00 +0200
There are many ways to interpret "partner", apparently. (Image source: ProtonMail)

ProtonMail is not becoming Huawei's new email client

Contrary to a recent report by Bloomberg, ProtonMail will not be preloaded on future Huawei smartphones. Instead, the Swiss company is considering bringing its email client to Android app stores other than the Google Play Store, i...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:55:00 +0200
The LG G6 and V20 are still yet to receive stable Android 9.0 Pie builds. (Image source: PhoneArena)

There is light at the end of the tunnel for the LG G6 and V20

Still holding out on seeing your LG G6 or V20 running Android 9.0 Pie? Well, while LG remains tight-lipped when this month it plans to release the OS upgrade to both devices, but changes to the Android Enterprise Solutions Directo...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0200
Black, white, orange, green or blue? (Image source: @Queliansanz26)

Black, white, orange, green or blue? Leaked Pixel 4 promotional video points to more than three colours for Google's next flagship

Apple is hosting its "Special Event" tomorrow, but the internet is talking about the Pixel 4. Why? Well, an apparent Pixel 4 promotional video has leaked online, the timing of which is suspect, to say the least. Google may have a ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 09 Sep 2019 22:13:00 +0200
The Leica SL (Typ 601) features a much-praised electronic viewfinder. (Image source: B&H)

Leaked photos of Leica SL2 full-frame mirrorless camera with 47 MP sensor reveal surprising textured design

A couple of images of a Leica full-frame mirrorless camera have been posted on a Japanese website, which claims the subject of the photos is the Leica SL2. The German manufacturer released the SL (Typ 601) in October 2015, which w...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 09 Sep 2019 21:18:00 +0200
The OPPO Reno A's alleged promo. (Source: IndiaShopps)

The OPPO Reno A is a new 6GB mid-range phone, according to its leaked promo

A tech blog claims to have dug up new renders and marketing material for a new OPPO Reno phone. It is apparently to be called the Reno A, and is powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC. It is described as having 6GB of RAM and either 64...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 22:53:00 +0200
The GTX 1660 SUPER and GTX 1650 Ti may be Navi 14 challengers. (Image source: MyDrivers)

NVIDIA puts the GTX 1650 Ti back on the table; SUPER related price cuts for the GTX 1660 series too

Thought that AMD and NVIDIA had ended their tit for tat game for the time being? Think again, as the green team has a response to Navi 14, which will probably be called the RX 5600 series. NVIDIA may even take a leaf out of AMD's ...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 19:46:00 +0200
Does the increase in Pixel 4 leaks concide with Apple's launch event next week? (Image source: Google)

What is with all the Google Pixel 4 leaks this week?

If the recent volume of leaks is anything to go by, then the Pixel 4 series is edging ever nearer to being unveiled. While the bezels and square rear-facing camera housing may put off many people, Google may have a few technologic...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 14:15:00 +0200
The Sony A9 manages blackout-free continuous shooting of up to 20 fps. (Image source: Sony)

Alleged leaked photo of Sony A9II flagship camera reveals dials aplenty but few notable changes

A popular Sony digital camera news blog has published what it claims to be the first leaked image of the Japanese manufacturer’s A9II flagship camera. Sony released the full-frame mirrorless A9 camera in 2017 and there are many ke...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 07 Sep 2019 23:48:00 +0200
Corephotonics has a strategic licensing agreement with Oppo. (Image source: DPReview)

Samsung has a secret weapon up its sleeve to take on the iPhone and Pixel

A recent tweet posted by Ice universe has made strong implications that Samsung will be focusing on the camera equipment used in future devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S11. Although the tipster did not reveal any specifics, ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 07 Sep 2019 18:46:00 +0200
The Pixel 3's replacement may have finally appeared on Geekbench. (Source: Digital Trends)

Update | The latest Pixel 4 Geekbench leak is the most confusing yet

The anticipated successor to the Pixel 3 has appeared on Geekbench. It shows that the device has 4GB of RAM, is powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC and runs Android 10. Therefore, it stands a decent chance of actually being a Google...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 07 Sep 2019 18:32:00 +0200
Image via IndiaShopps

The OPPO A5 (2020) looks like an OPPO A9 (2020) with less RAM

According to a purported leak, the OPPO A5 (2020) will have the exact same SoC, screen, battery, and camera as the A9 (2020). The main difference between the two handsets will be RAM and storage: the A5 (2020) tops out at 4 GB/128...
Sam Medley, Thu, 05 Sep 2019 23:34:00 +0200

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