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2018's MWC delivered, and we can't wait for this year's iteration.

Smartphone releases we are looking forward to in 2019

In a world where some believe innovation in the smartphone industry to have plateaued, 2018 managed to give us a number of brilliant smartphones. Here we take a close look at the devices we just cannot wait to see in 2019, with a ...
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro. (Source: BGR)

DxOMark: The Mate 20 Pro's cameras aren't better than those of the P20 Pro

The Mate 20 Pro was hyped to the high heavens at launch, with rumors claiming it would be by far the highest rated device on DxOMark. The device was benchmarked yesterday, however, and only managed to match the P20 Pro, with the o...
The Motorola Moto G7 is expected to contain a fingerprint sensor under the famous batwing logo. (Source: The Android Soul)

Moto G7 device with Snapdragon SoC and 3 GB RAM turns up on Geekbench

One of the upcoming Motorola Moto G7 variants has been spotted on Geekbench. The listing for the device reports an msm8953 motherboard, which would usually point to a Snapdragon 625 SoC. However, MySmartPrice believes the processo...
The new 10X lens array from OPPO will use a periscope-style prism approach. (Source: The Verge)

OPPO will showcase its 10X optical zoom smartphone cams at MWC 2019

Two years ago, at MWC, OPPO impressed everyone with its stabilized 5X optical zoom cameras, but the company never released any commercial versions. Meanwhile, a 10X optical zoom version is ready to be showcased at this year's MWC,...
Emdoor will be among the first OEMs to launch laptops powered by AMD's Ryzen 3000 mobility CPUs. (Source: Liliputing)

Emdoor to release AP618 laptop series featuring Ryzen 3000 ULV CPUs

Laptop OEMs like Emdoor are looking to get around the Intel 14 nm CPU shortage by adding AMD-powered lineups. Thus, for 2019, Emdoor will first release some entry-level SR218 models powered by the older Stoney Ridge CPUs. Later on...
JerryRigEverything has kicked off this year's durability tests with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. (Image source: Zack Nelson)

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: First slider phone survives durability tests

Moving parts typically reduce a smartphone's structural integrity and its durability, which is something that Zack Nelson on his JerryRigEverything YouTube channel regularly puts to the test. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, with its magnetic...
The Redmi Note 7. (Source: Xiaomi)

Redmi Note 7 Pro: 48 MP Sony IMX586, Snapdragon 675, US$200

Xiaomi is set to build on the success of the Redmi Note 7 with an improved, more powerful Pro version. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is said to feature Sony's 48 MP IMX586 sensor and the new Snapdragon 675. Prices could start at just over ...
Xiaomi Mi 9 improved in-display fingerprint reader in action (Source: Bin Lin via Weibo)

The Xiaomi Mi 9 flagship will come with improved in-display fingerprint reading

Xiaomi's co-founder, Lin Bin, has recently uploaded a video to Weibo that reveals an improved version of the in-display fingerprint reading technology already in use on commercial devices. The most obvious change is the larger act...
The legendary Motorola Razr to get a modern smart/foldable successor on Verizon in 2019

The foldable Motorola Razr could hit Verizon later this year carrying a US$1,500 price tag

The Moto Razr 2019 seems to be ready to take on the mobile world by storm with its foldable display and other new technologies. The only problem could be the value this handset can provide, as it is expected to hit Verizon with a ...
The SD 855 has gone up against its competitors already. (Source: GizChina)

Snapdragon 855 benchmarks and comparisons with A12 Bionic & Kirin 980 surface online

The first benchmarks using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference device have started to roll in. This new processor has done impressively well compared to its predecessor in two separate tests. It has also outdone devices with the K...
The Realme 2 Pro. (Source: Realme)

Realme 2 Pro users can now unlock their bootloaders, but there are caveats

Realme (OPPO's increasingly popular sub-brand) has decided to release a tool enabling owners of its 2 Pro device to unlock their bootloaders. However, it involves rather more steps than the average adb-command process for many And...
Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro Android tablet with HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor surfaces with Pie and EMUI 9.0 January 2019

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro Android Pie tablet surfaces on Geekbench

Powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, the Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro also comes with an active stylus and features 4 GB of memory and up to 128 GB of internal storage space. Thanks to these attributes, this slate remains a worth...
To our surprise, the Huawei MateBook 13 uses the faster 25 W '1D10' GeForce MX150 GPU

To our surprise, the Huawei MateBook 13 uses the faster 25 W '1D10' GeForce MX150 GPU

Huawei doesn't not mention it, but perhaps it should. The OEM is quietly slipping the faster 25 W version of the GeForce MX150 into its upcoming mid-tier Ultrabook whereas most competitors are using the much slower 10 W version. E...
The Redmi Note 7. (Source: Redmi)

The Redmi Note 7 reportedly sold out 9 minutes into its first day on sale

The Redmi Note 7 was released for sale today (January 15, 2019) in its home country, China. The Snapdragon 660 phone with the 48MP camera sensor reportedly took only 9 minutes to sell out completely. Redmi sources are quoted as cl...
AMD is citing infringements that specifically involve the Helio P10 SoC from MediaTek. (Source: MediaTek)

AMD initiates lawsuit against MediaTek for illegal use of graphics technologies

MediaTek's Helio P10 SoC is allegedly infringing on graphics technologies developed by AMD. The complaints were filed with the ITC as early as 2017, but the two companies apparently were not able to reach any agreement out of cour...
The latest Open Beta for the OnePlus 6T (and 6) is now available. (Source: OnePlus)

New Open Beta for the OnePlus 6 and 6T has been released

OnePlus has released the latest Android Pie-based Open Beta (OB) ROM for its latest flagship series. It is known as the OB3 and OB11 for the 6T and 6 respectively. These OBs claim to bring increased detail to the stock weather app...
iPhone sales saw a 7% YoY decline in H2 2018. (Source: Gadgetsnow)

TrendForce: Apple expected to decline even further in 2019

Analytics platform has revealed its projected shipment figures for the big players in the smartphone market this year. Samsung and Apple are expected to see declines in sales, while Huawei and Xiaomi could see even more growth.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro. (Source: XDA-Developers

The Redmi Note 5 is set to get Android Pie soon

The Redmi Note 5 was launched a year ago and received the update to Oreo in some parts of the world. The device has now been confirmed to also be set to receive the Android Pie update, with a Q1 rollout on the cards.
Honor 10 Lite Android phablet with HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor

Honor 10 Lite finally hits India

Silently introduced in China back in November 2018, the HiSilicon Kirin 710-driven Honor 10 Lite is now finally ready to conquer the Indian market. Sales will start on January 20 via Flipkart and hihonor.in. The prices are equival...
Xiaomi has released a 4K version of its popular MIJIA laser projector. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi releases a 4K laser projector that costs CNY 14,999 (~ US$2,200)

Xiaomi has surprisingly announced a new 4K MIJIA laser projector. The device can create up to a 150-inch display and will last for over 25,000 hours. The projector will cost 14,999 Yuan, but Xiaomi is currently running a 5,000 Yua...
The Z5 Pro GT joined a very short list of 2018 slider phones on its debut. (Source: Lenovo)

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has had its general release delayed

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is a long name to say (or type out), but for the Snapdragon 855, a triple camera and as much as 12GB of RAM it may be worth it. It had been launched in December 2018, with a general release planned for January...
Huawei EMUI 9.0 flyer, third-party launchers not supported in China (Source: Android Community)

Huawei now blocking third-party Android launchers in China

Huawei might be on its way to becoming the world's second-largest smartphone maker, but the latest move made by the Chinese brand might be a costly one in the long run. The EMUI 9.0 update will come without access to third-party l...
Realme 2 Pro will soon get a successor, the Realme 3, 48 MP handset also in the cards

Realme 3 coming in Q1 2019, 48 MP handset also in the works

The Realme 3 will be announced in the first quarter of 2019 and will probably come without a punch-hole selfie shooter and/or a triple camera setup on the back. The handset should arrive with a dual camera setup and a notch in two...
OPPO will reportedly introduce two smartphones with 10X optical zoom cameras on January 16 (Image source: @Universelce)

OPPO to introduce two smartphones with 10X optical zoom cameras on January 16 in Beijing

OPPO announced the first smartphone with a 5X optical zoom camera only last year, but the company is now taking one step further according to new leaks. The company has reportedly sent out press invitations to introduce its new sm...
Alldocube X Tablet Review

80% Alldocube X Tablet Review

Samsung AMOLED for cheap. How much tablet can $270 buy you? The Alldocube integrates a fair number of high-end features not normally found on budget models like a fingerprint reader, very thin chassis, and 2560 x 1600 resolution AMOLED touchscreen. This is one of the better tablets available in its price range so long as users can look past the short battery life and inaccurate colors.
Mediatek MT8176 | PowerVR GX6250 | 10.5" | 496 g
The new version of MIUI should be available soon. (Source: Xiaomi)

MIUI 11 is already in development

The new version of MIUI, Xiaomi's skin for Android, is officially open for development, according to an OEM executive. This announcement was made recently at the Xiaomi MIUI Core Experience Annual Meeting. Therefore, this new OS, ...
Qualcomm's naming scheme has never been this complex. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 675 makes a Geekbench appearance, outperforms the Snapdragon 710

The Snapdragon 675 will likely be the most popular sub-premium SoC this year, as it's one of the select few SoCs that support Sony's 48 MP IMX586 sensor. The chipset made its way over to Geekbench and AnTuTu and managed to outperf...
OPPO makes some nice phones, but they tend to have wired charging only. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO devices could have wireless charging in the future

OPPO is capable of producing some streamlined, appealing premium handsets. However, they all have one main drawback as expensive flagships: they lack wireless charging. Now that the OEM has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, th...
The new leak resembles this render for the OnePlus 7 somewhat. (Source: Stuff)

Alleged OnePlus 7 with full-screen display surfaces in arguably dubious leak

A relatively unknown leaker has posted an image of a heretofore unseen, notchless phone, portrayed as lined up against a another that could be the OnePlus 6T. This phone exhibits what looks like the OnePlus Launcher, and, like the...
Ice Universe referenced this photo to allude to the shape of Vivo's "The Waterdrop." (Source: Baidu)

Vivo's upcoming "The Waterdrop" phone gets leaked design pics

Vivo intends to impress everyone at MWC 2019 with an innovative smartphone design that is codenamed "The Waterdrop." It's still unclear how the handheld will look and work, but the first leaks suggest it will have a fluid design, ...
The Redmi Note 7. (Source: Xiaomi)

There's another Redmi Note 7 phone coming, but this one will feature a more powerful camera sensor and SoC

The Redmi Note 7 was launched yesterday but word on the grapevine claims the company is set to release another phone, but this time with a more impressive camera sensor and SoC.
Lenovo was at the top for 2018 global PC shipments, followed by HP and then Dell. (Source: METISfiles)

Lenovo leads PC shipments for 4Q18 and for the year overall

According to preliminary estimates by Gartner, Lenovo was the world’s largest PC vendor in 2018 in terms of units shipped. The Chinese company was at the top of the pile for the last quarter of the year (4Q18) and beat out HP and ...
HiSense U30 Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 and camera hole in display (Source: XDA Developers)

CES 2019 | Snapdragon 675-powered HiSense U30 phablet shows up with 48 MP camera, cutout display

Powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, the HiSense U30 is a handset with a 6.3-inch O-Infinity display that features a 20 MP selfie shooter and a 48 + 5 MP main camera setup. Now on display at CES, it is scheduled t...
Nokia 8.1 Plus render (Source: 91mobiles)

Nokia 8.1 Plus renders surface online, 360-degree video also available

According to the rendered images and 360-degree video by 91mobiles and OnLeaks, the Nokia 8.1 Plus will join the Nova 4, Galaxy A8s, and the other handsets that come with a camera hole in the display to accommodate the selfie shoo...
The Note 7 is the first phone to be released under the sub-brand Redmi. (Source: The Indian Express)

Redmi CEO claims the sub-brand will launch a Snapdragon 855-powered phone

Redmi's CEO, Lei Jun, has indicated that it will release a phone powered by the latest premium Snapdragon chipset. The executive made remarks to this effect when asked if the newly-release Redmi Note 7 is the new Xiaomi sub-brand'...
The Redmi Note 7. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note 7 with a teardrop notch, 48 MP Samsung sensor, and Snapdragon 660

A few months after launching the Redmi Note 6 Pro, Xiaomi has now launched the Redmi Note 7, although this new device will carry the Redmi crest instead of a Xiaomi one. The mid-ranger features a Snapdragon 660, a massive 48 MP re...
The Mi Mix 3, like all devices in the series, has a beautiful bezel-less design. (Source: MIUI)

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with a slider is now on sale in Europe

Three months after it was released in China, Xiaomi has finally brought the Mi Mix 3 to Europe. The device features a capable dual rear camera setup, an AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 845 and a bunch of interesting specifications. M...
Mobvoi TicWatch S2 Android smartwatch (Source: SlashGear)

CES 2019 | Mobvoi shows the TicWatch S2 and the TicWatch E2 at CES, no launch date yet

Although the TicWatch E2 was unveiled a few months ago, it still has to reach the market. However, Mobvoi is showing it off at CES next to the TicWatch S2, and both should become available for purchase in the future. Sadly, there ...
Huawei Mate 20 Pro colors available in China (Source: Vmall)

Fragrant Red and Comet Blue Huawei Mate 20 Pro with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage now available in China

The high-end Huawei Mate 20 Pro model with 8 GB of memory and no less than 256 GB of internal storage space is now available in China with two new color choices. The Fragrant Red and Comet Blue Mate 20 Pro units can be acquired fr...
With a twist of a hinge the Yoga Mouse becomes a handy flat laser presenter. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2019 | Lenovo introduces the transformable Yoga Mouse with laser presenter

Lenovo has announced the transformable Yoga Mouse with laser presenter. This sleek-looking peripheral has the ability to turn from a V-shaped mouse into a flat laser presenter with just a simple twist of a hinge. Up to 1600 DPI tr...
The Lenovo Smart Tab P10 comes with a Smart Dock for added functionality. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2019 | Lenovo shows off with 2-in-1 Smart Tab P10 and Smart Dock

Lenovo has unveiled the 2-in-1 Smart Tab P10 tablet and Smart Dock. The versatile P10 device offers typical usage scenarios in Tablet Mode, but when it is added to the Smart Dock it switches to Show Mode and incorporates Amazon’s ...
The Lenovo Smart Tab M10 with Smart Dock can answer your questions thanks to Amazon Alexa. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2019 | Lenovo's Smart Tab M10 comes with Smart Dock and Amazon Alexa to make your home smarter

Lenovo’s new Smart Tab M10 tablet with Smart Dock has been revealed. The 10.1-inch tablet comes with a Smart Dock and Amazon Alexa to beef up its potential usage scenarios. Users can easily integrate the device from the Chinese ma...
Lenovo's Smart Clock can do much more than just tell the time. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2019 | Lenovo's Smart Clock will make sure you're always on time

Lenovo has introduced a new device to its Smart Home family: The Lenovo Smart Clock. According to the Chinese manufacturer, the Smart Clock can learn the sleeping habits of users and comes with Google Assistant, so it should offer...
MediaTek is promoting the use of its new WiFi 6 + BT chipset already. (Source: Fudzilla)

CES 2019 | MediaTek reveals its new connectivity chipset with the latest WiFi standard and Bluetooth

MediaTek has unveiled its new silicon for connectivity at CES 2019. This chipset is compatible with next-generation WiFi (Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11ax) and also delivers Bluetooth access points. It supports 2x2, 4x4 and multi-user MIMO (M...
Intel-Alibaba AI-powered athelete tracking tech coming to the 2020 Olympics (Source: Intel Newsroom)

CES 2019 | Alibaba and Intel get together to develop athlete tracking technology

Intel and Alibaba are now working together on AI-driven athlete tracking solutions for the Olympic Games 2020 and beyond. The technology uses both existing and upcoming Intel hardware and the Alibaba Cloud infrastructure and will ...
Renders of the Note 9 show it sporting Meizu's refreshing design. (Source: Weibo)

The new Meizu Note 9 is coming, Snapdragon 6150 and 48 MP camera in tow

Meizu's CEO, Jack Wong, has teased the pending launch of a new device, the Meizu Note 9. The Note 9 will be powered by the yet unreleased Snapdragon 6150—likely to be called the Snapdragon 655—and will feature a 48 MP camera senso...
The Mate 20 Pro's kernel sources are included. (Source: BGR)

Huawei releases Android Pie kernel sources for its flagship phones

Huawei has released Android Pie kernel sources for its devices running on the Kirin 970 and Kirin 980 SoCs. This will enable community developers to work on the devices more effectively, although the lack of official bootloader su...
Images via Lenovo

CES 2019 | Lenovo encourages gamers to "go beast mode" with the Legion Y740 gaming laptop

Lenovo aims to become more competitive in the mobile gaming market with the Legion Y740, the company's latest flagship gaming laptop. The Y740 comes in two sizes, a 15-inch and a 17-inch model. Both variants sport Intel's 8th gene...
The Legion Y44w is a massive 43.6-inch Ultrawide with a 144 Hz refresh rate. (All images via Lenovo)

CES 2019 | Lenovo's Legion Y44w and Legion Y27gq monitors boast 144 Hz and 240 Hz refresh rates, respectively

Lenovo's latest gaming monitors are beasts that boast high refresh rates. The Legion Y44w is a massive 43.6-inch Ultrawide (3840x1200, 32:10) FreeSync monitor with a 144 Hz refresh rate. The Legion Y27gq is a 27-inch QHD (2560x144...
The video shows foldable displays from BOE.

Video shows foldable displays from BOE

A video leaked in September last year showed what seemed to be a smartphone prototype with a bendable display from BOE. Apart from that clip, there was no further information about the foldable displays from the Chinese manufactur...

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