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MIUI fans will soon see the last of links like these. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi announces Global MIUI Beta Program termination for all its phones

Xiaomi has announced that its software division will stop releasing global betas of its OS, MIUI, on July 1, 2019. This applies not merely to older and slower devices, but to all phones of its brand. However, the OEM has also stat...
The 'new' Huawei P30 Pro as recorded by TENAA. (Source: TENAA)

Huawei gets 12GB P30 Pro variant certified in China

Most SKUs of the Huawei P30 Pro flagship have 8GB of RAM. However, it appears that the OEM is about to release a further variant of this phone with an additional 4GB. Then again, this new, ultra-high-end device may be a Chinese-ma...
POCO Launcher 2.0 improves app-drawer customization. (Source: Twitter)

Xiaomi releases a new version of the POCO Launcher

The POCO Launcher, originally designed for the Pocophone F1, has gained popularity due to its advanced customization options. Now, its makers at Xiaomi have released a 2nd version, which can be downloaded and tried out now. It mai...
The Huawei Mate X. (Source: MyDrivers)

Huawei Mate X pops up in highly dubious sales listing

The Huawei Mate X has reportedly appeared as a retail item on a Chinese retail site. This is highly suspicious, however, particularly as the OEM has announced that this foldable phone's launch will now be delayed. In addition, the...
The GPD P2 Max offers 10-point touch control. (Image source: Indiegogo/GPD)

GPD P2 Max to offer 1 TB SSD variant of its soon-to-be crowdfunded "world's smallest Ultrabook" that will take on the XPS 13 and Surface Pro 6

It appears GPD has gone into marketing overdrive in preparation for its crowdfunding campaign for the GPD P2 Max pocket-sized laptop. The Chinese manufacturer is now calling the P2 Max the “world’s smallest Ultrabook” and is compa...
A slew of Xiaomi phones are set to get MIUI 11 based on Android Q later this year. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi confirms Android Q-based MIUI 11 for 11 of its devices including the Mi 8 and Redmi Note 7

Xiaomi has confirmed that nine of its recent smartphones will be getting the MIUI 11 update based on Android Q in Q4 2019 with two others, the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro, slated to get the update by Q1 2020. The present ava...
It appears that 2019 will see various new tablets from established OEMs. (Source: The Mobile Indian)

New Samsung and Huawei tablets may be on the way

Several leaks have hinted at the release of the Huawei MediaPad M6 and new Samsung Galaxy Tab-line devices in the recent past. Now, new certifications appear to lend yet more weight to these rumors. One of these listings makes ove...
Mi Electric Scooter owners are being asked to check if their device should be included in a new product recall. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi announces a recall of its electric scooters

Xiaomi has issued a recall of its Mi Electric Scooter (or M365) product. This request to return items does not apply to all units of the personal transport accessory, however, but to a subset of the same sold in certain countries....
A look at the updated logo of EMUI 10. (Image source: @wildlime)

EMUI 10 will ship with Google Play Services, beta now available for P30 Pro

Huawei is still developing EMUI 10, despite rumours about it developing an AOSP-based fork for its future smartphones. Better still, early beta versions are being compiled with Google Play Services, indicating that it may not be a...
Originally scheduled to ship this month the Mate X won't appear till at least September. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei pushes back foldable Mate X launch as its product plans for 2019 get shredded

Huawei has announced that it is pushing back the launch of its vaunted foldable Mate X smartphone. Where it looked like it might beat the Samsung Galaxy Fold to market, its launch has been pushed back until at least September.
The One Mix 3s Platinum Edition is One-Netbook's top of the range UMPC. (Image source: One-Netbook)

Grab a One Mix 3s Platinum Edition for US$1,199.99

Hot on the heels of the One Mix 3 and 3s comes the 3s Platinum Edition, an 8.4-inch UMPC equipped with a Core i7-8550Y processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. The One Mix 3s Platinum Edition is available to order for US$1,199.99...
The Huntkey X2471C monitor. (Source: Huntkey)

Huntkey breaks into the gaming market with its X-series curved monitors

Huntkey is known as a maker of power bricks and other similar accessories. However, it also makes other devices, monitors included. Its latest model is the X2471C, which is a 1080p, 144-hertz (Hz) 23.6-inch 1800R-curved panel. Thi...
The 5G version of the ZTE Axon 10 Pro. (Source: Weibo)

ZTE announces July release for the Axon 10 Pro 5G edition in China

ZTE has already launched its flagship smartphone for this year, the Axon 10 Pro. However, it also had a 5G-enabled variant, which had not been available in its domestic market despite having been released into others. Now, the OEM...
The Mate 30, a smartphone that would be king. (Image source: @PhoneIndustry_)

Dazzling concept renders give a first glimpse at the Mate 30 Pro

These eye-catching concept renders of the Mate 30 Pro may act as a salve for Huawei fans with the company still embroiled in a trade war with Donald Trump and his US administration. Watch out for that huge camera bump though, it b...
The Chuwi MiniBook should pack a punch despite its diminutive size. (Image source: Chuwi)

Chuwi MiniBook to start at US$499 in limited quantities

The Chuwi MiniBook will feature an Intel Core m3-8100Y or a Celeron N4100 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD in a compact UMPC form factor. The convertible will be available to order from next Wednesday for US$499 for the Cor...
The new Windows-on-ARM laptops from Huawei should appeal to the budget-oriented users. (Source: CIO Bulletin)

Huawei to launch new Windows-on-ARM laptops in the U.S., despite bans

Even if Huawei's CEO of consumer division himself confirmed the MateBook X launch is going to be postponed amid the U.S. - China trade wars and an earlier report was warning that Huawei could stop producing laptops altogether, the...
The One Mix 3s is a slightly more powerful version of the One Mix 3. (Image source: One-Netbook)

The One Mix 3s can now be ordered worldwide for US$899.99

The One Mix 3s comes with an 8.4-inch 2K display, an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD all in a 650 g chassis. The One Mix 3s is available to order worldwide for US$899.99 from Geekbuying and will ship o...
Russian Sailfish OS fork Aurora OS could be an Android alternative for Huawei. (Source: Jolla)

Huawei working with Oppo, others on HongMengOS, also testing Sailfish OS fork Aurora OS

Huawei is pulling out all the stops to ensure that can continue to sell its smartphones. The latest indications are that the embattled Chinese technology giant is partnering with fellow Chinese smartphone makers to test its HongMe...
A mock-up for the 'Motorola One Action' looks quite familar somehow. (Source: 91Mobiles)

The Motorola One Action is allegedly leaked in full

A new 91Mobiles report purports to confirm the existence of a phone called the Motorola One Action. This phone will apparently be a more affordable version of the One Vision, with a polycarbonate rather than glass backing. The 2 p...
Huawei's plans for its popular MateBook range of notebooks are in tatters. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei scraps planned MateBook launch as US sanctions bite

Huawei has indefinitely postponed the launch of its latest MateBooks confirming the rumors Notebookcheck exclusively reported on during Computex. At the time, we learnt that Huawei had cancelled an order for 16-inch notebook panel...
The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 comes with a 135 mAh battery. (Image source: Xiaomishka)

New real-life pictures of the just launched Xiaomi Mi Band 4 show attractive features for unbelievable prices

Xiaomi has released the Mi Band 4 and it seems likely that the device will not disappoint. The Chinese company has created three variants of the fitness tracker, which is brimming with features that appear to contradict its consid...
Nova 5 render based on leaked information. (Source: Gadgets Now)

Huawei Nova 5 launching June 21

The Nova 5 sub-premium smartphone is now confirmed to launch on June 21, but rumor has it that the Nova 5i premium mid-range model is also slated to launch around the same date. Specs leaked on TENAA for the Nova 5i include a Kiri...
Huawei has reportedly shipped 1 million phones with its custom HongMeng OS for testing

Huawei has reportedly shipped 1 million phones with its custom HongMeng OS for testing

Despite massive business embargoes levied against it by the United States Government, Huawei seems to be rolling along. The Chinese company has reportedly shipped one million smartphones running its custom HongMeng OS to testers t...
Older and entry-level Redmi phones will no longer receive MIUI 10 beta ROMs. (Source: XDA Developers)

Older and entry-level Xiaomi phones will no longer receive MIUI beta ROMs

Xiaomi is adopting a new policy for the delivery of beta MIUI ROMs. Henceforth, devices that are more than a year older will be gradually withdrawn from participating in the beta program. Entry-level Redmi devices are also exempte...
The Redmi S2/Y2. (Source: The Economic Times)

The Redmi S2, aka Y2, gets its Android Pie update

Redmi released a ~US$160 5.99-inch device with the Snapdragon 625 SoC and dual rear cameras in 2018. It is known as the S2 in China and as the Y2 in India. Of these, the S2 has started to exhibit an update to Android 9.0 (Pie).
A firmware updating should be arriving within a few weeks to address the bug. (Image source: XDA)

Updated | OnePlus confirms that it is addressing the OnePlus 7 Pro ghost touch display issue

OnePlus is moving quickly to fix the ghost touch issue that has been affecting some 7 Pro smartphones, less than a week after acknowledging its existence. Thankfully for owners, it does not appear to be a hardware issue. Update: ...
Huawei has created a good laptop series with the MateBooks. (Image source: Huawei/edited)

Exclusive: Huawei could be preparing to kill off its budding laptop business

Huawei’s current issues in regard to the US Department of Commerce adding the Chinese technology company to its entity list under the Export Administration Regulations have been well documented. However, while many reports have fo...
Industrial-grade balloons are increasingly common in near-space travel and transport. (Source: SpaceNews)

Vivo's iQOO phone allegedly falls from 102,000 feet in the air and survives

The OEM Vivo has posted a video on Weibo, which portrays a project in which an iQOO phone was loaded onto an industrial-grade balloon. These hydrogen-filled craft are used with increasing frequency to visit extreme, near-space alt...
The new "OPPO foldable pop-up phone" render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Latest leaks hint the OPPO foldable phone will have a pop-up camera

New renders allegedly generated by the OEM OPPO show a device that is capable of both folding and hiding its camera unit via a pop-up module. It is also now claimed that the same camera could have the 10X zoom found in the flagshi...
The Nova 4 was released in December 2018. (Source: Huawei)

One to watch out for: Details of the sub-premium Huawei Nova 5 revealed

Huawei's Nova series is positioned behind the P and Mate lines in the company's hierarchy. The next device in the series, the Nova 5, is on its way, and a new leak has given a clear image of what to expect. Notables include a Kiri...
The Xiaomi Mi 9. (Source: GizmoChina)

Deal | The Xiaomi Mi 9 is available for as little as US$359.99 - for the next 22 hours

GearBest has launched a promotion that brings its price for the Xiaomi Mi 9 from US$516.87 down to $377.99. However, using a coupon listed on a different page cuts this discounted price again, to $359.99. On the other hand, the li...
The Moto Z2 Force. (Source: Walmart)

Moto Z3 Play and Z2 Force get updated to Android Pie

Motorola is now rolling out its Pie update to users of the Moto Z3 Play, including those located in the US. In addition, some Moto Z2 Force owners have reported an OTA for the same upgrade. These devices are now 1 and 2 years old ...
A possible inspiration for Huawei's new non-Chinese-language OS name. (Source: Wikipedia)

Huawei's new smartphone OS may launch in August or September 2019

A "global" new outlet has tweeted that HongMeng OS, Huawei's new rumored official ROM for its mobile devices, will be known as Oak OS in non-Chinese markets. Furthermore, this putative new system will be unveiled in the first fall...
The OPPO Reno Z. (Source: GSMArena)

More OPPO Reno phones are destined for European market

The OPPO Reno, Reno 10X Zoom and Reno 5G are already on sale in some European countries. Now, they are allegedly to be joined by the Reno Z (which has been heard of in other regions) and the Reno F (which has not). It is possible ...
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro to be rebranded as Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, hits Geekbench

Redmi K20 Pro Reloaded: Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro hits Geekbench

The Geekbench listing for the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro shows that this phablet has the same hardware specs as the existing Redmi K20 Pro. The 6.39-inch flagship for budget-conscious customers will be unveiled on June 12 alongside...
The more, the merrier. (Source: Tiger Mobile)

Two holes, one phone: ZTE patents a phone design with two punch-hole cameras

ZTE has recently filed a new patent for a smartphone design sporting two punch holes. This isn't a pill like the S10's either; it's literally two different holes that will house separate selfie cameras.
The Maimang 8 features a triple rear camera setup. (Source: GSMArena)

Huawei launches the Maimang 8 - Triple rear cameras, Kirin 710, US$275

Huawei has released its latest mid-range phone, the Huawei Maimang 8. The Maimang phones are usually rebranded as the Mate Lite offerings, but the Maimang 8 appears to be a deviation from that trend.
These device lines may be able to update to EMUI 9. (Source: Huawei)

Up to 100 million users could be on EMUI 9 by the end of the month

Huawei has released figures indicating that approximately 80 million smartphone users woridwide have the latest version of its Android skin, EMUI, on their phones. For many older devices, this is their 2nd major update. However, t...
The Moto E5 Plus may get a replacement soon. (Source: CNET)

Evidence of new Moto E arises via Geekbench

A new leak suggests that the Moto E line of smartphones may be getting a new generation soon. Geekbench has allegedly added scores for a "motorola moto e(6) plus", running on an SoC that may be the Helio P22. It runs on Android 9 ...
Early rumors claimed the Mate 30 Pro would feature a rear secondary display. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro could launch a lot earlier than expected

The Huawei Mate flagships have traditionally been released around October but new developments could mean that the company launches the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro quite a bit earlier than is expected.
The Razer Blade 15 was just one of a half-dozen or so laptops introduced at Computex with OLED display options.

OLED boom may mean LED bust for panel manufacturers

As 2019 sees the more widespread adoption of OLED panels in notebooks and other portable technology, reports from Digitimes suggests that some LED-panel manufacturers in China may be in trouble.
Xiaomi will unveil the Mi Band 4 in China, where it is expected to first go on sale. (Image source: SlashLeaks)

The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is arriving on June 11

A new teaser confirms that Xiaomi will officially launch the Mi Band 4, its upcoming fitness band, on June 11. The successor to the popular Mi Band 3 will have a larger battery than its predecessor along with a larger, and OLED, d...
The putative Lenovo K10 Note looks somewhat familiar. (Source: NBTC)

The Lenovo Z6 Youth may be marketed as the K10 Note in non-Chinese markets

Lenovo released the Z6 Youth on May 22, 2019 to the Chinese market. As a Snapdragon 710 device with triple rear cameras and a 6.3-inch FHD screen, it may make a solid mid-ranger. A phone roughtly matching this description has been...
The apparent OPPO A1s. (Source: MySmartPrice)

New OPPO A-line phone makes it through multiple certifiers

A new device called the OPPO CPH1925 (or A1s) has popped up on the websites of Russian, Thai and Indonesian regulatory bodies. Like the A1k before it, it has a 2.0GHz MediaTek processor, a 4000mAh battery and a 6.1 inch waterdrop-...
Starkly superior in terms of value for money, we must agree. (Source: Manu Jain)

New Redmi ad campaign takes bold shots at the OnePlus 7 phones

OnePlus have traditionally been the holders of the "flagship killer" title, although most would claim they lost the rights to it with the continuous hikes in prices. The Redmi K20 Pro is, without a doubt, the new flagship killer o...
The notchless Xiaomi Mi 9 appears to have a hidden selfie camera. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)

Video of modified Mi 9 with under-display camera aims to prove that Xiaomi is keeping up with the competition

A brief video clip of a seemingly modified Xiaomi Mi 9 smartphone with an under-display camera has been shared online. The video shows two Mi 9 devices being compared with one another. It soon becomes apparent that the smartphone ...
Xiaomi also patented an idea for a full-screen smartphone with the display going over the edges. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Xiaomi could beat Samsung in producing a full-screen smartphone with an under-display camera

A patent filed by Xiaomi for a full-screen smartphone utilizing an under-display camera has been unearthed. The patent application was made with the State Intellectual Property Office of China in November 2018, and it briefly desc...
The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 will feature Xiaomi's smart assistant, Xiao AI. (Image source: MySmartPrice/Weibo)

Real-life images of the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 fitness tracker leaked online

Actual real-life pictures of Xiaomi’s Mi Band 4 fitness wearable have been leaked. The images show that the display part of the Mi Band 4 is very similar to the renders that were leaked last month. The Mi Band 4 gets a considerabl...
Huawei's problems appear to be terminal. (Source: Getty Images)

Huawei smartphone production lines grind to a halt

Embattled Chinese smartphone maker Huawei’s woes are no longer academic it seems. According to the South China Morning Post, Huawei smartphone assembler Foxconn has shut down several production lines that were making Huawei’s mark...
Synopsys makes the chipset design tools used by up to 90% of chipmakers. (Source: Synopsys)

Huawei reportedly finishes work on Kirin 985 and 990, but what about their successors?

According to a new Nikkei Asian Review article, Huawei has finalized the blueprints for its next upcoming smartphone SoCs. However, the OEM has now lost the support of the chipset-design supplier Synopsys, as it has that of ARM. T...


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