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Huawei's first Android phone, the IDEOS. How far they've come. (Source: eBay)

Huawei CEO now eyeing #1 global phone-maker spot by 2020

Yu Chendong, the consumer business division CEO at Huawei, has said that his company is aiming to take the smartphone-OEM crown from Samsung in under 2 years. It has already overtaken Apple as the #2 manufacturer in the world; now...
Source: Mr. Gizmo

Early Moto G7 Plus press renders show waterdrop notch, no physical home button

An early press render of the upcoming Moto G7 Plus show that Motorola may be redesigning their popular mid-range handset. The press render shows an almost all-display front with a waterdrop notch similar to the OnePlus 6T and very...
The Honor 10 Lite will officially be launched on November 21. (Source: Huawei)

Honor 10 Lite gets leaked specs on TENAA

According to the specs revealed on TENAA, the Honor 10 Lite will retain the 6.21-inch 1080p display from the original Honor 10 model, but the 24 MP selfie cam notch will be smaller. The mid-range smartphone will be powered by the ...
Honor View10 smartphone will be just $350 USD for four days only (Source: Honor)

Honor View10 smartphone will be just $350 USD for four days only

The relatively steep 30 percent price cut comes 9 months after the initial launch of the smartphone. Honor says the deal will only apply to North American users for now with no plans to extend the promotion overseas.
The Red Magic gaming phone. (Source: ZTE)

Red Magic gaming phone successor reportedly appears on Antutu, crushes Xiaomi rival

Red Magic is an 'alternative' gaming phone developed by Nubia in order to compete with the likes of Xiaomi's Black Shark. Now, the second generation of this device, which may be called the Red Magic Mars, has started to show up in...
Oukitel WP2 Smartphone Review

76% Oukitel WP2 Smartphone Review

Power bank with a display. The Oukitel WP2 combines the two favorite aspects of Chinese smartphones: a robust presentation and huge batteries. But can the rest of the equipment keep up as well?
Mediatek MT6750T | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 6" | 364 g
AAPL price, 2018/10/15 - 2018/11/13

Ming-Chi Kuo cuts iPhone XR sales expectations by 30-35 percent

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has told investors to temper sales expectations for the iPhone XR. Citing trade disputes, consumer fatigue, and steep competition, Kuo has slashed sales expectations for the iPhone XR by 35% for 20...
The Poco F1. (Source: GSMArena)

Xiaomi officially launches the Pocophone F1 in South Korea

Xiaomi's launched its enthusiast-oriented Pocophone F1 a few months ago in Europe and India. The company is set to bring the device to South Korea on November 19, and it will be sold locally by SK Telecom, LG Uplus, and KT.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Ice Blue Android handset to hit the market as China-exclusive (Source: Samsung China)

Ice Blue Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ coming to China next week

Although there is little doubt about the fact that Samsung will make this color option available for the entire world in the coming months, the Ice Blue Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will only launch in China. Fortunately, those who ju...
The OnePlus 5 and 5T appear to be in line for some Pie soon. (Source: Android Authority)

New reports suggest promised Pie-based upgrade coming to OnePlus 5 and 5T soon

Earlier, OnePlus had made a commitment to bring Pie to its older flagship series. However, the company later admitted that this upgrade would be delayed. Now, it seems that the prospect of Pie for last year's phones, the 5 and 5T,...
OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple variant coming to the US and Europe (Source: OnePlus on YouTube)

Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T coming to the US and Europe

Only launched in Midnight Black and Mirror Black, the OnePlus 6T flagship also received a Thunder Purple color option after a while. Sadly, it was supposed to be a China-exclusive choice, but now it seems that the US and Europe wi...
Not the best of entrances. (Source: NDTV)

Xiaomi enters the UK and is immediately caught up in a sales scandal

Last week, Xiaomi opened up shop in the UK. The triumphant entry into the market was marked by a flash sale, the likes of which have almost become a Xiaomi trademark. Sadly, participants of the sale noticed a few irregularities an...
Umidigi Z2

82% Umidigi Z2 Smartphone Review

Colorful. The case of the Umidigi Z2 attracts with its changing colors and the hardware also offers sufficient room for more-demanding tasks. We evaluate in our test whether the Z2 is able to assert itself against the competitors.
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V | ARM Mali-G71 MP2 | 6.2" | 165 g
Huawei claims that you can charge other phones wirelessly with the Mate 20 Pro. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro's reverse wireless charging was tested and found to be extremely slow

Huawei introduced a new feature known as reverse (or inverted) wireless charging with the Mate 20 Pro. It means that the new flagship can be used as a charging pad for other devices with compatible technology. However, Android Aut...
Image via Lasso (iOS App Store)

Facebook hopes to capture the youth vote with Lasso, a TikTok competitor

Lasso is a new short video sharing platform from Facebook designed to compete with TikTok. The new app, available now on iOS and Android, "makes it easy for anyone to create and share short videos with fun effects." Marketed at te...
The upcoming Kirin 990 would integrate a Balong 5000 5G modem and the performance boost is expected to reach 10% over the 980 model. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei already working on the 5G-ready Kirin 990 SoC

The 5G market is going to explode in 2019 and Huawei plans to be prepared for the event with the upcoming Kirin 990. This would be the company's first 5G-ready SoC manufactured on the 7 nm+ node, so it would also get a 10% perform...
Vivo X21s Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (Source: MySmartPrice News)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660-powered Vivo X21s hits China

Only available in a 6 GB/128 GB memory/storage configuration, the Vivo X21s can be acquired in China for around US$360 and sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, a 12 + 5 MP dual camera setup on the back with AI-driven scene ...
Xiaomi did very well on the 11.11 sales event. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi closed 11.11 event with US$747 million in sales

11.11 was a major sales event for Chinese and international e-sellers that took place (accordingly enough) on November 11. Xiaomi has reportedly had a marked success for the day, making US$747 million by the end of the promotional...
OnePlus could be developing a distinct new premium lineup.

The OnePlus 7 will not support 5G but the company has plans for a new premium lineup

The OnePlus 7 (or whatever it'll be called) will not be the company's first 5G phone keeping in mind the high costs of the technology. However, OnePlus is indeed testing 5G in Qualcomm's labs for incorporation in a possible new pr...
Singles' Day has offered record revenue for Alibaba again. (Source: New York Times)

Singles' Day shoppers treat Alibaba to US$30.8 billion in sales

Bargain-hunters have spent a record US$30.8 billion via Alibaba in a single 24-hour period to celebrate Singles’ Day. The company managed to rake in US$1 billion worth of sales in just the first 85 seconds of the special shopping ...
Coolicool running a sale on smartphones for 11.11 Singles' Day (Source: Coolicool)

Coolicool running a sale on smartphones for 11.11 Singles' Day

Inexpensive Chinese smartphones are now even more affordable for one day only. With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, however, we fully expect additional promotions to come once Singles' Day closes.
T-Mobile is selling OnePlus flagships this year. (Source: T-Mobile)

The OnePlus 6T reportedly out-sold the 6 by 86% in US first-day sales

The 6T is the late-year refresh of the OnePlus 6T. XDA-Developers has reported that the company has sold 86% more 6T units compared to those of the 6 on its first day on sale in the United States. This is almost undoubtedly due to...
TSMC's 7nm has been in the news recently thanks to AMD announcing new CPUs and GPUs based on the 7nm process to come out in 2018 and 2019. (Source: TSMC)

TSMC's new 7nm gains almost global adoption; semiconductor company optimistic about 2019

While TSMC's new 7nm is already quite popular, being the basis for several processors from companies AMD, Apple, and Huawei, even more are announcing that they too will be fabricating their products at TSMC using their new process...
The Mi 6X is surprisingly missing from the list. (Source: MIUI

Pie update roadmap for Xiaomi devices surfaces

A new leak detailing Xiaomi's plans for the release of Android Pie has surfaced. According to the sources, devices like the Mi Mix 2 and Mi 8 phones are all set to receive the Pie update before the year runs out, while offerings l...
The Huawei P20 Pro will receive Pie. [Source: CNET]

Huawei to begin the Pie rollout for all its current flagships tomorrow

Huawei will begin sending out the stable Android Pie update to its current-gen flagships tomorrow. The update comes in the guise of an EMUI 9.0 update, the same software on the newly launched Mate 20 phones.
The OnePlus 6T uses an optical in-display fingerprint sensor. (Source: JerryRigEverything on YouTube)

OnePlus 6T teardown reveals an optical in-display fingerprint sensor

A teardown of the newly launched OnePlus 6T reveals that the company is using an optical in-display fingerprint sensor. The camera that recognizes the fingerprint gets light from the AMOLED display that shines the light only in on...
The Honor Magic 2 in all 3 color variants. (Source: Honor)

The Honor Magic 2 sells out in only 2 days post-release

The Honor Magic 2 stands out among new smartphones, as it is only the 2nd device in the world to be equipped with a slide-down display for a completely bezel-less screen. It was released in China on November 6, 2018. Now - only 2 ...
Huawei Matebook 13 with NFC and Whiskey Lake-U processor coming December 2018 (Source: 91mobiles)

The latest Huawei Matebook 13 sports NFC support and Whiskey Lake-U processor options

The new Huawei Matebook 13 has the camera (finally!) placed above the display and is powered by an Intel Whiskey Lake-U processor. With a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent, this compact notebook also features NFC connectivity and...
The Xiaomi Mi 9 could be the first phone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150. (Source: IGeeKphone)

Details of the Xiaomi Mi 9 surface — Snapdragon 8150 and Sony IMX586 48 MP camera inbound

Xiaomi's upcoming flagship, the Mi 9 could be the first smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 according to supply chain sources. The Mi 9 will also sport the latest Sony IMX586 48 MP sensor for its main camera, up to ...
Image via 8BitDo

New adapter from 8BitDo wirelessly connects a Gamecube controller to the Switch and Windows PCs

8BitDo has just released a wireless controller adapter for the Switch and Windows PCs. The GBros. Wireless Adapter for Switch allows gamers to connect Gamecube controllers, NES and SNES Classic controllers, and the Wii Classic con...
One of the photos showing the dual in-display selfie camera concept. (Source: Weibo)

New 'OPPO R19' renders point to dual in-display selfie cameras this time

A new set of leaks from Weibo suggests that the upcoming OPPO R19 will have not 1 but 2 selfie cameras embedded directly into the display. This putative new step in smartphone design would result in a near-100% screen-to-body rati...
The OPPO Pikachu Power Bank. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO will launch a Pikachu Edition Power Bank with Super VOOC charging in China

OPPO and Pokemon have teamed up so that the OEM can offer its newest power bank with a trademark yellow-and-black Pikachu theme. Appropriately enough, this device has the next generation of OPPO's impressively fast VOOC charging s...
Lenovo Lecoo Unmanned Store opens early November 2018 (Source: Lenovo)

The Matrix is here: Lenovo opens unmanned convenience store

The first Lenovo Lecoo Unmanned Store is located in Beijing, at the company's tech campus. Its goal is to help Lenovo test its facial recognition, electronic payment, IoT, AI, and AR technologies. The catch is that Lenovo tablets ...
Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 10.1 hits the market on November 14 (Source: Barnes & Noble)

Barnes & Noble unleashes the US$130 NOOK Tablet 10.1

Powered by an unspecified processor — most likely a low-end MediaTek chip — the 10.1-inch NOOK Tablet 10.1 comes with 32 GB of internal storage space and promises more than 8 hours of autonomy. Those interested will find this US$1...
Some Huawei Mate 20 Pro devices have been exhibiting excessive green-tinted bleeding. (Source: GSMArena)

Green hue affecting faulty Huawei Mate 20 Pro devices

Some Huawei Mate 20 Pro owners have been complaining about the display of their brand-new flagship device. A green hue has been seen on faulty handsets, to the extent that it becomes quite visible under certain conditions. The cau...
The OnePlus 6T will soon be available in a Thunder Purple variant. (Source: Mr Gizmo)

OnePlus 6T spotted in Thunder Purple variant

The OnePlus 6T will soon be available in a Thunder Purple variant as spotted by a leakster on the OnePlus India support page. The new variant was briefly listed on Amazon Germany as well before it was taken down. The Thunder Purpl...
The Poco F1. (Source: GSMArena)

The Poco F1 receives Android Pie, confirmed to also receive Android Q

Xiaomi's Poco F1, a few days ago, received the stable update to Android Pie. The company has also confirmed that the device will, at least, also receive the Android Q update next year. The F1 is marketed as a enthusiast-focused ph...
Huawei are temporarily dropping the monthly charge for their Mobile Cloud service in Europe

Huawei mobile device owners in Europe can get 50 GB in cloud storage for 1 cent for 1 month

Huawei includes access to its Mobile Cloud subscription service in its version of Android, EMUI OS. It is dropping the price for this 50GB cloud storage solution to US$0.011 (€0.01) for Huawei device owners in the EU for this mont...
2019 is an important year for the adoption of 5G tech and MediaTek is ready to capitalize on it with the upcoming 5G-enagled mid-range SoCs. (Source: GizChina)

MediaTek's first 5G SoC slated for late 2019

5G adoption should explode in 2019 and MediaTek is ready to capitalize on it both with standalone 5G modems and 5G-enabled SoCs. The Taiwanese company would supply big names like Apple with standalone chips, while Chinese phone-ma...
Apple enjoyed limited shipment growth of just 0.5%. (Source: Stuff)

Smartphone shipments down as Huawei aims for Samsung's crown

Global smartphone shipments for the third quarter have fallen by 6% over the last 12 months, according to data from IDC. The shipment volume for 3Q 2018 stood at 355.2 million units, compared to 377.8 million smartphones shipped i...
The Chinese Honor Magic 2 launch. (Source: Honor)

Honor Magic 2 officially launched in China

The Honor Magic 2 has been released in an event in China. As expected, the phone has a total of 6 camera sensors, a new type of AI assistant called YOYO and a slide-down display. It also has extremely fast charging and the Kirin 9...
Lenovo Z5 Pro slider handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor (Source: Lenovo China)

Budget slider smartphone Lenovo Z5 Pro now official

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710-powered Lenovo Z5 Pro comes with a generous 6.39-inch display, 6 GB of memory, and a 16 MP + 24 MP main camera setup. With a slider design similar to the one used by the recently released Mi Mix 3, the ...
Selfie camera very much missing. (Source: Nubia)

The Nubia X is the latest flagship on the block and it ditches the front-facing camera

In certain corners of the Internet, there has been a crowd of enthusiasts calling for the removal of the front-facing camera. While that request isn't exactly viable, Nubia has only just gone and done it, with the new Nubia X ditc...
Purported Asus Zenfone 6. (Source: Slashleaks)

The Asus Zenfone 6 leaks in grand style, unconventional notch in tow

The next-gen Asus Zenfone 6 was leaked in all its glory a short while ago, showing a device with a never-before-seen notch and three rear cameras.
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE surfaces on Geekbench with Android Pie

Android Pie-driven Xiaomi Mi 8 SE hits Geekbench

Since the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition already got Android 9.0 Pie, seeing the Mi 8 SE on Geekbench with the latest Android update onboard is not surprising at all. However, this only means that Xiaomi has begun testing t...
Umidigi Z2 Pro Smartphone Review

85% Umidigi Z2 Pro Smartphone Review

Attractive point-and-shoot. The Umidigi Z2 Pro is one of the innumerable iPhone X clones with an attractive design and good hardware. The smartphone's distinctive feature: Two 16 MP dual cameras, front and back.
Mediatek Helio P60 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.2" | 165 g
OPPO R15 tested with 5G connectivity

Custom OPPO R15 with 5G capabilities tested successfully

Although this is only about connecting a custom R15 to a 5G network in the company's research lab for now, OPPO is planning to become the first Chinese company to bring a 5G smartphone to the market in 2019. Unfortunately, they wi...
OnePlus have a new feature called NightScape. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus details potential camera improvements for 6T

OnePlus has introduced a new feature called NightScape for its latest flagship, the 6T. It is intended to improve on low-light photography for the phone. The 6T also includes re=imagined portrait shots, as a result of a partnershi...
Image via ETA Prime (YouTube)

Single-board Hackintosh: Hackers load MacOS 10.14 Mojave onto LattePanda Alpha

Hardware tinkerers ETA Prime and Novaspirit Tech have managed to load macOS 10.14 Mojave on the LattePanda Alpha, a powerful single-board computer. While there are several bugs ranging from non-working audio to broken WiFi, this i...
A schematic for the new plant in Shanghai. (Source: ABB)

Multi-million-dollar new Shanghai factory will have robots making other robots

The Swiss firm ABB appears to believe that robotics is the future. To this end, it has spent US$150 million on a new plant in China. This factory will focus on three main areas: manufacture by automatons, R&D and AI development.

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