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Meizu 16X Geekbench listing (Source: Geekbench Browser)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710-powered Meizu 16X hits Geekbench

The 6-inch Meizu 16X is apparently ready for its September 19 launch, since it surfaced on Geekbench for no less than three times starting yesterday. However, there is only one hardware setup in these listings. The device tested s...
Trump's trade reforms might cause some undesirable short-term effects. (Source: Business Insider)

Nvidia RTX 2000-series cards to get 10% increased MSRP thanks to Trump

Even if the RTX 2000-series cards turn out to be worth the advertised MSRP, the market prices might end up higher due to Trumps tariffs imposed on Chinese exports and inventory problems caused by crypto miners. This would also app...
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Android phablet coming soon to India

The 6.9-inch Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is headed for India

The (almost) tablet-sized Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is heading for India, as confirmed by the Chinese brand on Twitter. Unfortunately, there is no official launch date to talk about yet, but since this 6.9-inch behemoth has been available i...
OnePlus 6 Android flagship, OnePlus TV coming in 2019

OnePlus TV coming next year, AI assistant in tow

As the first step in its new quest of "building a connected human experience," OnePlus is planning to launch its first TV set next year. The OnePlus TV will come with a premium design, focusing on providing the best audio/video ex...
The ZhongShan Subor Z+ sports a very capable Ryzen+Vega SoC. (Source: AMD)

Zhongshan Subor Z+'s custom Ryzen+Vega SoC has more GPU compute power than the Intel 'Kaby Lake-G' Core i7-8809G

Sporting a custom Ryzen SoC with integrated Vega graphics up to 24 CUs clocked at 1300 MHz, the Zhongshan Subor Z+ is a small form factor PC that tries to offer a console-like experience along with the flexibility of using a tradi...
The Redmi Note 5. (Source: XDA-Developers)

Purported Redmi Note 6 display panel surfaces, huge notch in tow

A display panel allegedly belonging to the upcoming Redmi Note 6 has surfaced, giving us what could be our first look at the next iteration in Xiaomi's best-selling mid-range series.
The Honor 7S went on sale online for the first time, and sold out in minutes. (Source: Honor)

Honor 7S sells out on Flipkart in under 7 minutes

Honor, Huawei's sub-brand, released its news smartphone, the 7S, into an initial flash sale with the online retailer Flipkart today (September 14, 2018). It took less than 7 minutes for all units of the phone to be ordered on this...
OnePlus may need to include an adapter such as this in the 6T's retail box. (Source: AliExpress)

It's official: OnePlus 6T will ditch the headphone jack

Carl Pei, the OnePlus CEO, confirmed the fact that his company's upcoming late-year flagship refresh will not feature a headphone jack in an interview with TechRadar. Pei claimed that user feedback had contributed to this decision...
The OnePlus 6T's purported appearance. (Source: GizTop)

OnePlus 6T's full specs have been leaked - or have they?

An online retailer has posted a pre-order page claiming to list all the details on the upcoming OnePlus 6T, release date included. it describes a device with a teardrop notch, the Snapdragon 845 and triple cameras. However, some d...
The OnePlus 6T will sport a waterdrop notch. (Source: XDA-Developers)

OnePlus 6T officially confirmed to feature an in-display fingerprint reader

OnePlus has officially confirmed that its next device, the OnePlus 6T, will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. We expect the technology to be Synaptics' ClearID that has been seen on numerous OPPO and Vivo devices this year...
The Mi 8 Youth Edition. (Source: Mysmartprice)

Xiaomi set to unveil two new devices in the Mi 8 series

Xiaomi could be set to unveil two new devices in the premium Mi 8 lineup, the Mi 8 Youth Edition and Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint representing taking up opposite ends of the price-feature spectrum
The Honor 7X. (Source: Huawei)

Honor to temporarily allow bootloader unlocks

Huawei, and Honor by extension, ended support for bootloader unlocks a few months ago. However, Honor has re-opened the window for unlocks, but with a number of extremely limiting conditions.
Huawei Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max now available (Source: Honor China)

Huawei launches the Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max in China, notched displays and dual cameras in tow

The new Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max make 5.5-inch handsets seem really small because the 8X has a 6.5-inch display and the Max hits an insane 7.12 inches diagonal. The Honor 8X sports a HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, while its large...
Only one model in the August rankings from AnTuTu is non-Chinese. (Source: TechRadar)

August top 10 fastest Android smartphones ranked by AnTuTu

August was a slow month for Android smartphone releases, and the new AnTuTu reflects exactly that. The only new entries are the Meizu 16 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which is the only non-Chinese model featured in the chart...
The purported OnePlus 6T box features rows of names  on its inside. (Source: GSMArena)

OnePlus 6T: New leak claims to show retail packaging

A new leak, reportedly originating from Weibo, consists of (remarkably grainy) images of a retail box that bears a close resemblance to those used for OnePlus phones in the past. This box also bears a '6T' logo and is lined with t...
Image: IDC

Wearables market grows by 5.5% year over year, showing wearables aren't dead yet

The wearables market grew 5.5% from Q2 2017 to Q2 2018 mainly due to large growth in developing markets. Apple continued its dominance and enjoyed a 38% year over year growth. Xiaomi came in a close second. Fitbit was a big loser,...
Vivo V11 Android phablet with in-display fingerprint reader and Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (Source: Android Authority)

The Vivo V11 brings in-display fingerprint scanning to the mid-range sector

The recently announced Vivo V11 has a massive 6.41-inch AMOLED display with a notch and an integrated fingerprint reader. Powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor, it also sports 6 GB of memory and 128 GB internal storage. The pric...
The Librem 5 has been delayed by 3 months due to hardware issues. (Image: Purism)

Purism plans to ship first batch of Librem 5 Linux smartphones in April 2019

Purism's upcoming Linux phone, the Librem 5, has run into some development delays that have pushed its release back 3 months to April 2019. Due to a flaw in the phone's CPU, the battery drains in less than an hour. Purism is worki...
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be one of the first smartphones to support 5G networks. (Source: Donovan Sung on Twitter)

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be compatible with future 5G NR networks

Director of Product Management for Xiaomi Global, Donovan Sung, has posted a photo of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 that shows the handset operating on a 5G network. The Mi Mix 3 will be one of the first phones to support 5G when i...
OnePlus has released an Open Beta version of OOS based on Pie. (Source: OnePlus Community)

OnePlus 6: now with official Pie (in beta form)

OnePlus has finally released official Android Pie to users of its latest flagship. However, it is an Open Beta, not a stock Oxygen OS (OOS) release. It has many new features of OOS based on Pie \e.g. gestures and a new UI), albeit...
Xiaomi has its own UPI service called Mi Pay. (Source: GizChina)

Xiaomi set to start its own payments service in India

Xiaomi has been reported to have tested its own version of Samsung Pay out in one of its biggest markets. Should it be approved by the Reserve Bank of India, it will be called Mi Pay and could help consolidate its considerable pre...
Instead of using a square-ish/circular screen like all fitness trackers and smartwatches, the Nubia Alpha integrates an elongated flexible screen that can display more information. (Source: Nubia)

IFA 2018 | Nubia showcases bracelet smartphone concept with flexible display

While Samsung, LG and Motorola are planning to release foldable phones next year, Chinese companies like Nubia are pushing for late 2018 releases. Even if it's not a full-fledged foldable phone, the Nubia Alpha bracelet concept sh...
The Mi Mix 2. (Source: WCCFTech)

Mi Mix 3 could be coming next month with some of the slimmest bezels the world has ever seen

Word of the Mi Mix 3 has been scarce but there's a chance we get it sometime next month. There's also been word of another Snapdragon 710-powered Xiaomi device in the works.
The Huawei P9. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Huawei may be bricking modded devices in an attempt to kill community development

Huawei ended support for bootloader unlocks a few months ago but, apparently, that isn't where the company ends its battle against community development.
CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun.

Xiaomi executive nabbed promoting the new Poco F1 with fake camera samples

Xiaomi’s new Poco F1 may be a great device but the company has gone the extra mile to make us all appreciate that fact, by advertising the F1 using pictures taken by the flagship Mi Mix 2S.
Huawei has launched the Kirin 980 at IFA 2018. (Source:

IFA 2018 | Huawei finally officially releases Kirin 980 processors

Huawei has officially announced the long-awaited Kirin 980 at IFA 2018. As expected, the chipset has a new die-size, as well as a new ARM core in some of its clusters. Huawei also claims that it outdoes its predecessors in terms o...
The Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 SoC. (Source: Lenovo)

IFA 2018 | The Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS is the first Snapdragon 850 notebook

At its TechLife event at IFA 2018, Lenovo unveiled the world's first Qualcomm Snapdragon 850-powered 2-in-1 — the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS. The Yoga C630 has an integrated Snapdragon X20 LTE modem and promises a 30% performance increa...
The Meizu 15 sparked the Meizu revival this year. (BGR)

The Meizu 16X is a sub-premium device you may want to watch out for

We’re massive fans of the Meizu 16 devices and the company has something even more interesting in the works. The Meizu 16X is billed to be a slightly less powerful version of the Meizu 16, while being offered with a mid-range pric...
The ZTE Axon 9 Pro. (Source: ZTE)

IFA 2018 | The ZTE Axon 9 Pro is an underwhelming successor to the Axon 7 devices

ZTE has unveiled its new Axon 9 Pro at IFA. The device isn’t a particularly bad offering by the embattled OEM but certain details on its specifications sheet are sure to leave fans of its predecessor, the Axon 7, underwhelmed.
The Honor Play. (Source: NDTV)

IFA 2018 | The Honor Play makes its way over to Europe

Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, has launched its Honor Play gaming phone for the European market. The device is the cheapest Kirin 970-powered smartphone on the market and its price tag puts it directly against Xiaomi’s new Poco F1....
The Honor 8X. (Source: GSMArena)

The Honor 8X is coming on September 5, alongside a plus-sized sibling

Huawei is set to unveil the new Honor 8X next week, The device will be launched alongside a bigger Honor 8X Max, a direct competitor to Xiaomi’s Mi Max 3.
OnePlus 6

90% OnePlus 6 Smartphone Review

Superb for the sixth time. OnePlus sticks to its high release rate, releasing the successor of the OnePlus 5T after just 6 months: The OnePlus 6. The Smartphone now has a new SoC, a new glass back, a notch and the cameras are supposed to have been improved as well. In our review, we find out whether or not a quick switch is worth it.
Update: OxygenOS 5.1.9 with improved camera quality and other fixes has been released.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 | Qualcomm Adreno 630 | 6.28" | 177 g
ZTE is down, but not out, and is now planning to make a comeback in 2019. (Source: New York Post)

ZTE reports worst fiscal H1 this year, expects to be back on track in 2019

It was a rough H1 for ZTE, but the Chinese company is now rising from what looked like a "half past dead" situation. Latest financial report presents losses cumulating US$1.1 due to the US trade bans and fines, and ZTE does not lo...
ZTE's first 5G phone is facing unexpected delays

IFA 2018 | ZTE delays its first 5G phone until late 2019

Although this Chinese brand is premiering multiple 5G technologies in Berlin this week, it looks like ZTE will not be able to deliver its first 5G phone on time. Previously announced to arrive in early 2019, the device has been no...
The Ticwatch Pro is a new smartwatch with an innovative display. (Source: SlashGear)

IFA 2018 | Ticwatch puts new Pro model on display

Ticwatch is the increasingly familiar smartwatch-related brand of Mobvoi. Its latest model is the Ticwatch Pro, a watch with premium materials. In addition, it has both LCD and AMOLED displays. The company claims that this will he...
Thanks to a more discrete notch and a 90% screen-to-body ratio, the Honor 8X Max is only as big as a 6.3-inch device, despite its 7.12-inch screen.  (Source:

Promo images reveal Honor 8X Max specs

Huawei is ready to launch its premium mid-range Honor 8X lineup on September 5. The Max version will feature the Snapdragon 660 SoC and a 7.12-inch IPS LCD screen with a more discrete notch plus slim bezels. For now, only the 4 GB...
The Honor Magic 2 will be powered by the Kirin 980 SoC.

IFA 2018 | Honor teases the upcoming Magic 2 smartphone powered by the 7nm Kirin 980 SoC

At IFA 2018, Honor took to stage to give us a glimpse of the Honor Magic 2 smartphone. The Magic 2 sports an all-screen design with slide out cameras and is powered by HiSilicon's 7nm Kirin 980 SoC. Not many details were divulged ...
Alldocube X tablet launching soon on Indiegogo (Source: Alldocube)

Alldocube X tablet will challenge the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

[Updated with AnTuTu and Geekbench results]. The tablet is on track to launch next month for only $270 USD. If its upcoming Indiegogo campaign proves successful, then the Alldocube X could be an affordable alternative to the prici...
OPPO Realme 2 Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 coming September 2018(Source: Flipkart)

OPPO Realme 2 hits Flipkart, notched display and dual cameras in tow

The upcoming OPPO Realme 2 is the successor of the Realme 1, which arrived less than four months ago with a MediaTek Helio P60 processor under the hood and a 6-inch display. The Realme 2 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor,...
The Mate 20 Lite. (Source: GSMArena)

Huawei Mate 20 Lite spotted in the wild

The Mate 20 Lite has been listed on a Polish retail website, with hands-on reviews also giving us a clearer image of Huawei's next unassuming mid-ranger.
Jim Anderson was the face of many product launches for AMD, such as Threadripper 2. (Source: Tech Report)

AMD SVP and General Manager of Computing and Graphics Jim Anderson resigns to become CEO at Lattice Semiconductor

Having stayed at the company for over 3 years, Jim Anderson has left AMD and will be replaced by Saeid Moshkelani. Anderson entered AMD before the Ryzen launch in order to help with client sales, and since opportunities to advance...
Lenovo Tab E8 Android tablet now available at Walmart for US$99.99 (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo intros five new Android tablets starting as low as US$69.99

The new Lenovo slates offer a little bit of everything to everyone, starting with the 7-inch, US$69.99 Lenovo Tab E7 with a MediaTek processor and Android Oreo Go onboard, moving on to the Tab E10 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 ch...
Chinese smartphone users (Source: The South China Morning Post)

China now has over 800 million internet users

The world's most populated economy continues its growth in the internet users department. According to a recent report backed by the China Internet Network Information Centre, the total number of internet users hit 802 million at ...
The Poco F1. (Source: GSMArena)

The Poco F1 is set to hit Europe but it will leave its "flagship killer" title behind in India

The Poco F1 that was launched in India last week combined performance, essential features, and price into an unbeatable package. The device will make its way to Europe this week but will leave one of those features behind, making ...
Huawei may be the second biggest smartphone company in the world but that title is unlikely to last. (Source: Gizbot)

Huawei records excellent growth in Europe

The name Huawei may not be a fan favorite in the US but you'd be wrong if you thought the company was just another upstart unknown Chinese OEM. According to IDC, Huawei overtook Apple to become the second-largest smartphone brand ...
Images via Liliputing

Xiaomi's new Mi Notebook sports Kaby Lake-R CPU and Nvidia's MX110 GPU

The Xiaomi Mi Notebook is the Chinese juggernaut's latest foray into the laptop market. Featuring a Kaby Lake-R CPU and a low-end Nvidia GeForce MX110, the laptop is a decent midrange device. Unfortunately, Xiaomi's aggressive pri...
The latest Matebook D gets two Intel Kaby Lake-R CPU options, together with two SSD solutions, plus the MX150 GPU from Nvidia. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei launches Matebook D 14 laptop with gen 8 Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU

Following the successful release of the Matebook D powered by the AMD Ryzen 2500U CPU, Huawei now releases two version with Intel's Kaby Lake-R CPUs and Nvidia's MX150 GPUs. The chassis and display are unchanged, but users can cho...
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Android tablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor (Source: Xiaomi)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660-powered Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 tablet is now available for purchase

The international version of the 8-inch Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 tablet with 4 GB of memory and 64 GB internal storage can be acquired for less than US$240 via GearBest by those in a hurry. Those who can live without LTE and with lower spe...
The ZTE Axon 7. (Source: Digital Trends)

Update | The much-expected ZTE Axon 9 devices could be on their way soon

Word of ZTE's upcoming flagships has surfaced once again, and it would appear that we will be getting an Axon 9—and a Pro model—soon, perhaps even sooner than one would expect.
The Mate 20 sports an PH1-esque notch. (Source: XDA-Developers)

The Huawei Mate 20 will feature a weird rear camera design and a notch

A new report has detailed Huawei's upcoming flagship, the Mate 20, with notable takeaways including the presence of a notch, a single selfie camera, a headphone jack, and a slightly inebriated tri-rear camera design.

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