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The Huawei P30 Pro is the first Huawei phone to get the stable Android 10 update. (Source: AnandTech)

The Huawei P30 Pro is now receiving the stable Android 10-based EMUI 10 update

Huawei launched the EMUI 10 beta a while ago, and has now started sending out the full, stable Android 10-based EMUI 10 update to its current-gen flagship device, the P30 Pro. The OTA comes in as a heavy 4.99 GB download, though.
Ricci Rox, Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:35:00 +0100
Chuwi UBook Pro Surface clone has a brighter display than any Surface Pro (Image source: Chuwi)

Chuwi UBook Pro Surface Pro clone has a brighter display than the actual Surface Pro

At a measured brightness of 868 nits on the center of the screen, the UBook Pro is nearly 90 percent brighter than even the Surface Pro 6. It's not everyday that a cheaper Chinese clone offers something better than the "proper" au...
Allen Ngo, Wed, 13 Nov 2019 06:53:00 +0100
Honor announces the V30 launch at its colorful conference. (Source: ITHome)

The Honor V30 series' launch date is confirmed, as is its 5G aspect

The Honor V30 and V30 Pro are now scheduled for launch on November 26, 2019 in Beijing. This new series has also officially been confirmed to support 5G. It is also now linked to 90-hertz displays and a new alogrithm called Camera...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:08:00 +0100
The Mi Note 10 features a curved FHD+ AMOLED display. (Source: Mi)

Who made the display on the Mi Note 10?

The Mi CC9 Pro and Mi Note 10 are, perhaps, Xiaomi's most ambitious devices of the year. They sport a beautiful curved AMOLED display, but it's been unknown which company actually provided the panel. Until now.
Ricci Rox, Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:33:00 +0100
The Amazfit Stratos3. (Source: Amazfit)

The Amazfit Stratos3 is a new sports smartwatch coming to Europe soon

The Amazfit Sports Watch 3 was released in China recently. However, its series is also marketed internationally as the Stratos line of sports-focused wearables. Its 3rd generation is now set for launch across multiple European cou...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:39:00 +0100
Chuwi holding a 48-hour sale on the UBook Pro, Hi9 Air, MiniBook, LapBook Plus, and more (Source: Chuwi)

Chuwi holding a 48-hour sale on the UBook Pro, Hi9 Air, MiniBook, LapBook Plus, and more

The already inexpensive Chuwi laptops and tablets are now even cheaper by up to $60 USD. If you need a cheap Atom-powered laptop to hold you over or as backup, then these Chuwi products may be worth a look.
Allen Ngo, Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:30:00 +0100
Umidigi Uwatch GT smartwatch with heart rate monitor and Bluetooth launching this December (Source: Umidigi)

Umidigi Uwatch GT smartwatch with heart rate monitor and Bluetooth launching this December

The Android and iOS-compatible smartwatch promises 15 days of battery life, a plastic case, and a 240 x 240 resolution display for just under $80 USD.
Allen Ngo, Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:56:00 +0100
The Vivo S5 has a different angle on the square-cam trend. (Source: Weibo)

Update | Vivo teases the interestingly quad-cam, Snapdragon 712-powered S5 ahead of its launch

The Vivo S5 is a probable successor to the S1 series that is rumored to rock the Snapdragon 712 processor. This phone has also been revealed to have a unique take on rear quad-cam design. It also has a punch-hole selfie camera: th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:39:00 +0100
The Vivo Z5i. (Source: MySmartPrice)

The Vivo Z5i leaks via its own carrier

Vivo is now slated to release a new phone called the Z5i. This has not been officially announced by the OEM; however, this device has shown up on China Telecom's website despite not having even launched yet. It is powered by the S...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 18:37:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Mi Watch, a familiar sight? (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi Watch: A ~US$170 Apple Watch clone with 4G, Wear OS and strong battery life

The Xiaomi Mi Watch is here, and it costs just 1,299 CNY (~US$170). The spitting image of the Apple Watch runs Wear OS, although the MIUI version of it and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 4G chipset. The watch has a 570 m...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:42:00 +0100
The new ZTE Blade 10 Prime. (Source: GSMArena)

ZTE releases 3 new phones: the Blade 10, Blade 10 Prime and A7 Prime

3 new Blade-series phones are now live on the ZTE website. 2 of these - the Blade 10 Prime and A7 Prime - are available through the carrier Visible. The Blade 10, on the other hand, is an unlocked device sold by the OEM itself.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:36:00 +0100
Vivo makes the Exynos 980 for the X30 official. (Source: MySmartPrice)

Vivo discloses more detail on the 5G X30, except not really

The OEM Vivo held a press conference today (November 7, 2019) to introduce its X30, a phone that will ship with the dual-mode 5G chipset, Samsung's Exynos 980. Oddly, the phone itself was not displayed, nor was its spec-sheet. How...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 07 Nov 2019 20:35:00 +0100
The Motorola One Power. (Source: Engadget)

Motorola rolls an Android 10 build out to beta users of the One Power

The Motorola One Power is now reportedly capable of running Android 10. However, before becoming eligible for this update, a user needs to sign in to the OEM's Feedback Network (or MFN) for that device. This may give them access t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:14:00 +0100
The new Mi TV 5 series. (Source: MySmartPrice)

Xiaomi launches the Mi TV 5 and 5 Pro

Xiaomi also promised details on a fifth generation of its smart TVs during the Mi CC9 Pro debut. The OEM made good on this - less expectedly, it introduced 2 new variants of the same during the event. The Mi TV 5 Pro is the one th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 06 Nov 2019 18:54:00 +0100
A closer look at the rectangular camera that is supposed to integrate advanced zoom lenses. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Xiaomi patents rectangular zoom camera design for upcoming handhelds

The rectangular camera is supposed to be equipped with advanced lenses that allow for 5X / 50 X digital magnification and it may be paired with a 108 MP sensor that is capable of 8K @ 30 fps video recordings. It is expected to be ...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 06 Nov 2019 17:37:00 +0100
The Snapdragon 730G-powered Mi Note 10 Pro costs €649.

Xiaomi launches the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro, but they won't come cheap

Xiaomi has just unveiled its newest devices in Europe, the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro. Sadly, both devices are unlikely to be as attractive as fans of the company expected. For one, both feature mid-range SoCs, while being rath...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 06 Nov 2019 13:02:00 +0100
Vivo X30 teaser (Source: Weibo)

Samsung Exynos 980-powered Vivo X30 might show up tomorrow

Although tomorrow's conference is expected to focus on the introduction of Samsung's dual-mode 5G AI chipset, Vivo is also supposed to unveil the Exynos 980-driven X30 phablet. Its specs will allegedly include a 90 Hz 6.5-inch AMO...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:38:00 +0100
The Nokia 9 PureView. (Source: Nokia)

An early Android 10 build for the Nokia 9 PureView gets leaked

Nokia is working on Android 10 for the 9 PureView. This is evidenced by the leaked build of the ROM for this phone posted to its XDA forum. This version of the OS is believed to be part of official development from the brand, and ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 22:26:00 +0100
The Mi CC9 Pro. (Source: DxOMark)

DxOMark: The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition is the best camera phone in the world

The Mi CC9 Pro was launched today and the launch event saw a huge focus on the phone's penta-camera setup. The new device has now made its way to DxOMark and impressed, but DxOMark scores are never to be taken as gospel at the end...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +0100
MIUI 11: A fast rollout so far, but hardly any devices are on Android 10. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Opinion | The Xiaomi MIUI 11 rollout is a sham right now

So, the MIUI 11 rollout is well underway, with Xiaomi now onto the second phase of its release schedule. However, owners of recent Xiaomi flagships are likely to be left disappointed as they find their handsets left on Android 9.0...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:39:00 +0100
Xiaomi launches the Mi CC9 Pro with a 108 MP camera for just US$400

Xiaomi launches the Mi CC9 Pro with a 108 MP camera for just US$400

We've had a flood of Mi CC9 Pro leaks and rumors over the past week and the device has now been launched. The Mi CC9 Pro offers amazing camera hardware, battery, fast-charge and display at an absolutely delightful price point.
Ricci Rox, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 10:01:00 +0100
The investigation was spearheaded by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. (Source: FlipBoard)

Chinese app TikTok under investigation by US government panel over censorship and security concerns

Popular video app TikTok was purchased by Chinese company ByteDance Technology Co. in 2017 and has since accumulated over 500 million active users. However, ByteDance has recently been placed under investigation by the Committee o...
Douglas Black, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 06:50:00 +0100
The Mi Note 10 Pro is likely to be an even more elaborate version of this phone. (Source: GizChina)

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro: a camera sample shows what 108MP can do prior to its debut

Xiaomi's official Polish-language fan forum has leaked a photo that, on analysis, turns out to have been taken by the Mi Note 10 Pro. Its resolution was found to be a whopping 12032x9024, meaning that it was probably shot using th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 04 Nov 2019 18:56:00 +0100
Samsung W20 5G teaser (Source: China Telecom)

Samsung W20 5G surfaces online, might sport a foldable or clamshell design

China Telecom has just teased the upcoming Samsung W20 5G, but the image they revealed comes with more questions than answers. For now, we don't know when this handset will arrive, if it will be a clamshell or foldable device, not...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:16:00 +0100
The Nokia 2.2. (Source: The Verge)

A new leak points to an impending successor for the low-cost Nokia 2.2

Some new leaks may be evidence that Nokia is preparing a smartphone called the 2.3 for release soon. It may have up to 3 variants, at least 1 of which could be single- and dual-SIM respectively. Not much else is known about this p...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 17:00:00 +0100
The T-bao Tbook5 Pro laptop also features a bright blue fingerprint sensor. (Image source: Gearbest)

The T-bao Tbook5 Pro laptop: Too cool for square keys

Chinese manufacturer T-bao has released its Tbook5 Pro laptop that offers users something of an intriguing unique selling point. The device comes with a dedicated graphics card from Nvidia and a CPU from Intel’s Celeron series, bu...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 14:03:00 +0100
The OnePlus 6T. (Source: BGR)

The OnePlus 6 and 6T are now receiving the stable Android 10 update

Two weeks ago, OnePlus released the Android 10 beta update to the OnePlus 6 and 6T. Both devices are now receiving the stable Android 10 OTA, however. The OnePlus 5 and 5T are expected to follow suit next year.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 13:24:00 +0100
Impressive camera hardware. (Xiaomi)

Update | Revealed Mi Note 10 details point towards an almost perfect sub-premium phone

It's becoming increasingly apparent that the much-anticipated Mi CC9 Pro will actually be sold as the Mi Note 10 in the global market. A new report has revealed just about everything about the device, and it's starting to look lik...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 12:01:00 +0100
The Huawei Nova 6 may look like this. (Source: 91Mobiles)

Huawei Nova 6: new leaks point to 5G and dual punch-hole selfie cameras

91Mobiles claims to have heard from a "trusted source" that the next-gen Huawei Nova will have a 5G variant. Furthermore, it will have 2 selfie cameras that are visible through the display, as with that of the Samsung Galaxy S10+....
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 22:33:00 +0100
League of Legends: Wild Rift is the title's non-PC version. (Source: YouTube)

League of Legends is coming to mobile and console

Riot Games has announced that League of Legends is finally getting a version for phones and tablets. This new form of the title is to be called Wild Rift, and is billed as completely optimized and refreshed for its new platform. I...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 18:42:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Mi TV will launch soon. (Source: Weibo)

The Xiaomi Mi TV 5 is shaping up to be a powerful smart screen

Xiaomi has been dropping more spec-related hints as to what the Mi TV 5 will be capable of in the run-up to its launch. According to the OEM, it will be 4K and have 108% of the NTSC color gamut. It will also have a faster processo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 14:28:00 +0100
Oppo's SuperVOOC 2.0 system can fully charge a phone in minutes. (Image source: WhatMobile)

Clips of Oppo Reno Ace being charged will banish ugly memories of overnight charging

Clips of Oppo Reno Ace smartphones being charged have been shared on social media platforms that might astonish those who haven’t yet had the fortune to try out some form of fast-charging feature with a smartphone yet. However, th...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 07:04:00 +0100
The Smartisan Nut Pro 3 is a collaboration with Bytedance, owner of TikTok. (Source: Smartisan)

First smartphone from TikTok maker launched in China

TikTok is one of the most popular smartphone apps among today’s youth globally. Looking to cash in even more on its popularity, the Chinese company behind it Bytedance has partnered with Smartisan to release a TikTok focused smart...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 07:02:00 +0100
The Motorola Razr's refresh may have been spoiled in detail. (Source: Mobielkopen)

The foldable Motorola Razr gets alleged new live image leaks

The respected Twitter leaker Evan Blass has kicked off a new round of Motorola Razr spoilers. They consist of new images that show how the new flexible-display device will look when open and closed. Blass also now asserts that its...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 01 Nov 2019 21:48:00 +0100
Some Canalys figures on the smartphone market in 3Q2019. (Source: Canalys)

Samsung still leads the global smartphone market in the third quarter of 2019

Canalys and Strategy Analytics have just released their findings for the worldwide smartphone market's third-quarter performance for this year (3Q2019). The 2 groups have reported slightly different sets of statistics. However, th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:44:00 +0100
evleaks' "MatePad Pro". (Source: Twitter)

Huawei's next tablet may be a premium device with a punch-hole camera

Evan Blass has posted an image of a new tablet with a punch-hole display and a constant, minimal bezel. As this device is shown with what appears to be an M-Pen, it may pertain to a high-end successor to the Huawei MediaPad M6. Th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 18:21:00 +0100
Will the Mate 30 series finally see a more widespread release? (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro pre-orders begin amid a probable wider rollout

Fancy a Huawei Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro this holiday season? Well, Huawei has started offering pre-orders for both devices and may bring both devices to Europe too. Expect to see the Mate 30 series land in around two weeks.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:53:00 +0100
The Mi Mix 4 has leaked showing an under-display selfie camera. (Source: Slashleaks)

Mi Mix 4 underdisplay selfie-camera confirmed in live photos

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 could be the first smartphone to market with an under-display selfie camera if leaked photos of the device in the wild are accurate. In fact, based on what is shown in the photos, the Mi Mix 4 might have two un...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:54:00 +0100
The Realme X, a community fan-favourite. (Image source: Mobiledevices.ru)

The Realme X is an example of community development done right

Not a fan of ColorOS but like the Realme X? Well, Realme has been actively encouraging community developers to build custom kernels and ROMs for the device. The project has borne fruit after just a month, with there now being many...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 11:48:00 +0100
The Huawei Band 3 Pro offers health tracking and built-in GPS. (Image source: Huawei)

Battle of the bands heats up as leaked Huawei Band 4 Pro render shows off colorful options

A new image of the Huawei Band 4 Pro has been shared online. Although details about the specifications are still thin on the ground, the first appearance of the activity tracker is seemingly positive. There is a range of colors to...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 03:09:00 +0100
Nokia's new employees will focus on 5G products. (Source: ECNews)

Nokia hires 350 extra workers for its 5G project

Nokia has reportedly hired nearly 400 new staff members to build its latest 5G-focused team. These employees are to be based in the company's native Finland. 240 of them will start on equipment pitched at carriers, whereas some of...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 23:10:00 +0100
The Mi CC9 Pro. (Source: Weibo)

Xiaomi teases the Mi CC9 Pro with a 50x zoom demo

The CC9 Pro is Xiaomi's upcoming penta-camera phone to be launched in November 2019. The device includes a number of impressive attributes in this extensive image-sensor collection. The OEM has showcased one of them - 50x digital ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 20:10:00 +0100
The Pocophone F1 has started receiving MIUI 11, but not the Android 10 version. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 receives an underwhelming MIUI 11 update

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is one of the first smartphones to receive MIUI 11, but owners may be slightly confused over the version that they have received. While flagship handsets like the Mi 8, Mi Mix 2s and Mi Mix 3 are receiving ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 14:52:00 +0100
Image via Moto360.com

A new Moto 360 smartwatch is coming, but not from Motorola

A new Moto 360 smartwatch was unveiled today, but it won't be made by Motorola. Rather, a company called eBuyNow has purchased the rights to the Moto 360 brand and will manufacture the new smartwatch. The Moto 360 3rd generation w...
Sam Medley, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 03:33:00 +0100
A fan-made render of the Mi Note 10 series. (Image source: Techdroider via Xiaomiadictos.com)

Opinion | The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 & Mi Note 10 Pro could be the power user's smartphones of choice

While Xiaomi has announced that the Mi Note 10 is arriving and that it will feature a 108 MP primary rear-facing camera, the Chinese company has been quiet on other specs. However, leaked specifications from a renowned tipster sug...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 14:52:00 +0100
The Mi Note 10 is coming. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi officially announces the Mi Note 10 with five cameras and a 108 MP shooter

Now there are two of them. Just yesterday, we received word of the Mi CC9 Pro, with the upcoming phone confirmed to sport five rear cameras, one of which will be a 108 MP sensor. Xiaomi has now announced yet another device, the Mi...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 08:27:00 +0100
The Realme 5 Pro. (Source: Realme)

The Realme 5 Pro gets upgraded with wide-angle video and an October 2019 security patch

The Realme 5 Pro is a cost-effective Android phone released in 2019. Its latest software update adds the ability to shoot video in wide-angle mode. This upgrade also raises the 5 Pro's security patch level to 5 October 2019, altho...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 28 Oct 2019 20:07:00 +0100
The Mi Watch may look like this. (Source: Weibo)

Xiaomi's Mi Watch and next-gen Mi TV are now set for launch in November 2019

The "Mi Watch" is the likely name of Xiaomi's next wearable. The OEM has indicated that it is to be released on November 5, 2019, alongside the Mi TV 5 and Mi CC9 Pro. This new product is also projected to be a Wear OS device.
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 28 Oct 2019 15:37:00 +0100
The Mi CC9 Pro. (Source: Mukul Sharma)

Mi CC9 Pro: This is Xiaomi's new camera beast with 5x optical zoom, a 108 MP sensor, and five rear cameras

There have multiple reports of an upcoming Xiaomi device with a 108 MP camera and 5x optical zoom. Well, that device is here now. The just-confirmed Mi CC9 Pro features a whopping five rear cameras and promises to be an affordable...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 28 Oct 2019 11:01:00 +0100
Redmi has partnered with the Terminator franchise for a special Spanish event. (Source: Redmi)

The new Terminator movie sponsors a special sales event for the Redmi Note 8 Pro in Spain

Redmi has teased a new promotion for the Note 8 Pro that ties in with the movie Terminator: Dark Fate. It will be available via the brand's Spanish division from October 29, 2019, and appears to consist of the offer of an appropri...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 27 Oct 2019 18:43:00 +0100

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