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ZTE strikes back: Chinese manufacturer may take "judicial measures" against Department of Commerce

After getting hit with a 7-year ban barring them from buying anything from a U.S. company, ZTE released a new statement today. The statement calls the Department of Commerce's ban unfair and says that it will not only severely dam...
The Ulefone Power 5 brings all the bells and whistles to the brick segment.

The Ulefone Power 5 is now official and it comes with a bewildering 13000 mAh battery

The Ulefone Power 5 is Ulefone's new battery monster. The device gets its running juice from a nigh-unparalleled 13000 mAh battery. It also features quad cameras, wireless charging, OIS, and a slew of features you wouldn't expect ...
This is only a fan-made render of a golden Xiaomi Mi7 back plate. (Source: WCCFTech)

Xiaomi Mi7 first to include Qualcomm's 3D facial recognition tech

Apple's iPhone X may have been the first to integrate the FaceID feature, but Android smartphones are set to get a refined version with Qualcomm's latest 3D facial scanning this year. While Samsung and Huawei are hard at work on t...
The Redmi S2 will likely be similarly positioned to the Redmi 5 Plus. (Source: Geekbuying)

The Redmi S2 will battle for the throne of the budget segment

A firmware teardown by XDA-Developers has revealed the details of the Redmi S2, a device that looks to be Xiaomi's next budget king. The S2 features an 18:9 display, dual rear cameras with EIS, and the trusty Snapdragon 625.
The Meizu E3 was Meizu's second device this year. (Source: TechnologyNewsWorld)

The Meizu 15 Plus appears on multiple benchmarks, QHD display and Exynos 8895 in tow

The Meizu 15 will be one of Meizu's flagships for the year. The company has deviated from its Mediatek ways of recent and the Meizu 15 will continue on the new path, as it is powered by the Exynos 8895, Samsung's flagship SoC from...
ZTE Nubia Red Magic official press render (Source: Red Magic)

A new gaming smartphone hits the market: the ZTE Nubia Red Magic is here

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic joins the Razer Phone and Xiaomi's Black Shark gaming smartphones, but it is powered by the older Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and has a 6-inch 1080p 2:1 display. Fortunately, it features 8 GB of memor...
The Honor MagicBook is its first ultrabook. (Source: Honor)

Honor unveils the MagicBook with 8th Gen Intel CPUs and Nvidia MX150 dGPU

Honor has introduced its first ultrabook. The all-aluminum design is similar to its cousin, the Huawei MateBook X, but is more affordable.
ThinkPad models always come with the signature ergonomic keyboard and the red TrackPoint. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo ThinkPad E485/E585 with AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs get detailed specs

The E485 model will feature a 14-inch 1366 x 768 IPS screen, while the E585 will come with a 15.6-inch FHD display. Hardware configurations for both variants are identical and include AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs all the way up to Ryzen ...
Nomu M6 Smartphone Review

72% Nomu M6 Smartphone Review

Outdoor color play. At first glance, the Nomu M6 was convincing with its fresh design and its decent build quality. The low-end hardware can be justified with the low purchase price, even if only barely. However, the case is not the only thing with rough edges here.
Mediatek MT6737T | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5" | 182 g
Huawei. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's decision to keep its Kirin SoCs exclusive leaves ZTE in the lurch

At an event in Shenzhen, China, Huawei has announced that it will not be selling its Kirin SoCs to any third-party OEMs. This comes as bad news for ZTE after the latter was hit with a ban that will see it unable to use components ...
The NCSC has sent a letter to British telecommunications companies urging them not to use equipment from ZTE due to the national security risk that they pose. (Source: Bluebudgie/Pixabay)

More bad news for ZTE, United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) claims they're a security risk

ZTE's poor fortunes continue, as a British government agency claims the use of ZTE manufactured equipment would cause a national security risk and mitigate measures currently in place to allow the use of equipment from Huawei.
A closer look at the back case design (Source: Weibo)

ZTE Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone revealed in leaked pictures

Despite all the bad publicity ZTE is getting these days, the Chinese company is well on its way to officially reveal the Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone on April 19. The latest leaked picture from Weibo reveals a 2:1 Infinity Di...
ZTE was founded in 1985 and has extensive international operations. (Source: CNET)

ZTE faces potential Android loss

According to a report from Reuters, ZTE may lose its Android license. As the current seventh-largest Android-based smartphone manufacturer, this would be a massive blow against the Shenzhen-based corporation. Even just losing acce...
dodocool DP13 20100 mAh power bank with 45 Watt USB-C PD in our hands-on.

Hands-on: dodocool DP13 20100 mAh Power Bank with 45 Watt USB-C PD

For its DP13 power bank with 45 watts of power delivery, dodocool promises compatibility with the Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro, the Lenovo ThinkPad X270, and the Huawei MateBook, among others. We checked the PD power bank by dodocool in a brief hands-on. Here are our findings.
The only official image of the Honor 10 shows the back. (Source: Weibo)

Honor 10 specs leaked on TENAA

TENAA reveals that the Honor 10 will come with a 5.84-inch LCD screen capable of displaying 2280 x 1080 pixels, and rumors claim that there's an upper notch, as well. The rear camera setup comprises a 16 P + 24 MP combo with “sema...
'Ultra small' 3D NAND produced by Micron for mobile use. (Source: Micron)

Oversupply means NAND flash prices will drop further, says TrendForce

Market analysts are predicting that the slight oversupply of NAND flash for eMMC/UFS and SSD storage seen in the first few months of 2018 will continue through to the middle of the year. Due to a delay in production expansion, thi...
Lenovo Air 2018 (Source:

Lenovo Air 2018 and Lenovo 7000 laptops hit China, 8th generation Intel processors in tow

The new Lenovo Air 2018 has a 15.6-inch display, an 82.7 percent screen-to-body ratio, and starts at US$923. The Lenovo 7000 has a 14-inch display, an 80.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, and the same starting price as its sibling. ...
Honor 7C selection. (Source: Honor)

Honor 7A and 7C now official, bringing premium features to budget phones

Honor, Huawei’s online-focused brand, announced today their new budget-range Honor 7A and Honor 7C smartphones. While most of the specifications are as expected for this end of the market, these would be among the cheapest smartph...
Sold out. (Source: GSMArena)

The OnePlus 5T is no longer available in Europe and India

OnePlus' official store in North America ended sales of the OnePlus 5T a few weeks ago, citing a depletion of stock intended for the region. The company's web stores in Europe and India are also saying the same, which could be evi...
Image: ZTE

Qualcomm, Dolby, and others banned from selling components to ZTE for 7 years

The United States Department of Commerce has banned all American companies from selling components to Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE. This includes Qualcomm and Dolby, both of whom have made major contributions to previous ZTE pho...
The Mi 5X. (Source: Xiaomi)

Details of the Mi 6X revealed - Snapdragon 660 on show, headphone jack missing

A firmware teardown by XDA-Developers has revealed details of Xiaomi's upcoming device, the Mi 6X. The Mi 5X—also the Mi A1—was an immensely popular device but the Mi 6X could fail to match its success, with what appears to be a d...
Image: Notebook Italia

The KB-G1 Game is Beelink's Kaby Lake G answer to Intel's Hades Canyon NUC

Move over, Hades Canyon. There's a new Kaby Lake G mini PC in town. The Beelink KB-G1 Game is an ultra-SFF desktop sporting Intel's new Core i7-8809G CPU with RX Vega M graphics. Although the KB-G1 Game is slightly thicker then th...
The Moto E4 Plus. (Source: ZDNet)

Moto E5 Plus makes the trip to Geekbench

The Moto E5 Plus has made the trip over to Geekbench. The budget device will be powered by a Snapdragon 430, which is an improvement over the MT6737 on the Moto E4 Plus.
A welcome change. (Source: Business Today)

Xiaomi promises to release kernel sources for its devices but there's a catch

Xiaomi has a terrible history with releasing kernel sources—a direct violation of the General Public License. The company looks to have seen the light, with a company spokesperson declaring that devices will now have their sources...
Vivo Y71 Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (Source: Android Authority)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425-powered Vivo Y71 hits India tomorrow

The new Vivo Y71 phablet has a generous 6-inch display and features a low-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 3 GB RAM, just 16 GB internal storage (expandable thanks to a microSD slot), as well as a single 13 MP camera on the ...
ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini Android handset with 5.7-inch display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (Source: Nubia China)

ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini debuts in China with a 5.7-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor

Although it is not a compact handset, the new ZTE Nubia Z18 also carries the "Mini" attribute. This 5.7-inch handset is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor, next to 6 GB RAM, as well as 64 GB or 128 GB internal storage. Sadly,...
The gaming controller is compatible with other 5.99-inch models and is sold separately. (Source: Black Shark)

Xiaomi's Black Shark gaming phone officially revealed with liquid cooling solution

The Black Shark gaming phone comes with totally unique features that include a 550 nits 5.99-inch display, special detachable game controller, sturdy back design for improved grip, watercooling system that allows the SoC to run at...
Xiaomi April 25 launch event invite (Source: Weibo)

The Xiaomi Mi 6X hits China on April 25, international variant might be the Mi A2

The successors of the Xiaomi Mi 5X and its Android One variant known as the Xiaomi Mi A1 will soon be unveiled in China. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 626-powered Xiaomi Mi 6X is expected to be unveiled on April 25 with MIUI onboard, wh...
It is possible a foldable device from Huawei will utilize a flexible screen produced by LG Display. (Source: CBS News)

Huawei tipped to win the race to release a truly foldable phone

ETNews has claimed that Huawei will announce a truly foldable phone in November of this year. According to the South Korean news outlet’s sources, the Shenzhen-based company will show off the device to the public for additional re...
Honor MagicBook laptop set for an official reveal on April 19th (Image source:

Honor MagicBook laptop set for an official reveal on April 19th

The flagship Huawei MateBook X may soon be accompanied by a mainstream Honor laptop offering. It's possible that Huawei wants to expand its product portfolio in an attempt to keep Xiaomi at bay. Beyond the April 19th announcement ...
PUBG has a large cheating player base. (Source: Playbattlegrounds)

Dell responds | Dell's marketing for its new laptops blatantly encourages PUBG cheating

According to PCPowerPlay, Dell's marketing for its new laptops in China involves hailing the ability of the devices to enhance cheating in PUBG. Players in the region have become notorious for their blackhat gameplay, so this isn'...
The BlackBerry Athena has been created by the TCL Corporation, which is based in China. (Source: SlashLeaks)

Renders of BlackBerry's Athena phone leaked online

Images of BlackBerry’s Athena phone have surfaced online, via the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO). The device has a good-looking mechanical QWERTY keyboard beneath a large screen, and it...
It is possible sales of the Galaxy S9 will see Samsung's smartphone market share in China increase this year. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's smartphone market share in China drops to 0.8%

Samsung may still be the world’s largest smartphone vendor but the South Korean company is struggling to make an impact in the important Chinese market. The smartphone market in China is currently dominated by domestic brands, wit...
Image: Macrumors

Apple may copy Huawei's triple camera design next year

The trendsetter may become the copycat: rumors coming out of Taiwan speculate that Apple may be releasing an iPhone with three lenses in 2019, a design that may be inspired by Huawei's P20 Pro.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro. (Source: AnandTech)

Kirin 980-powered Huawei Mate 20 makes shock AnTuTu appearance, outperforms the Snapdragon 845

An AnTuTu listing of the next-gen Mate flagship has surfaced. The device is expected to be powered by the Kirin 980, HiSilicon's next-gen premium SoC. The Mate 20 impressed on this listing, showing a significant 30% advantage over...
Honor 9. (Source: Android Geek)

Honor 10 confirmed for April 19 launch, not May 15 as previously thought

Huawei has sent out invites for an event where the upcoming Honor 10 will be officially unveiled. Not much is known about the device itself but it will be powered by a Kirin 970, and could sport a notched 5.8-inch FHD+ display.
The ZTE promotional text describes the effect of the Iceberg's glass unibody as "beautiful and mysterious." (Source: iF World Design Guide)

ZTE's Iceberg concept phone will distress notch-haters

Images of a concept phone from ZTE called the Iceberg have appeared on the iF World Design Guide website. The smartphone utilizes a glass unibody, showing off transparent glass corners that give it a unique look. However, haters o...
The Mi A1 was the first collaboration between Xiaomi and Google. (Source: MIUI)

Apparently, Xiaomi and Google are working together on a new smartphone

According to supposedly reliable sources, Xiaomi and Google are working together on a smartphone for the US market. This device is said to be neither an Android One smartphone nor a Pixel, which leaves us a bit stumped as to what ...
The Redmi Note 5 Pro. (Source: XDA-Developers)

Redmi Note 5 Pro kernel sources released

Xiaomi has released Nougat kernel sourced for the Redmi Note 5 Pro. This will be yet another device that Xiaomi has released sources for over the past few months, which could be an indication of a change in the company's stance o...
Xiaomi could become the fourth-largest smartphone brand in the world by the end of the year. (Source: Business Today)

Xiaomi on course to sell 100 million smartphones this year

Xiaomi has taken its exceptional form of 2017 into the new year. The company has apparently averaged over 10 million smartphone shipments over the first three months of the year. The company leapfrogged Vivo to become the fifth-la...
The Doogee Mix 4 has a sliding 5.99-inch screen and is 11 mm thick. (Source: SlashGear)

Doogee's Mix 4 does away with the notch

Doogee’s Mix 4 prototype smartphone has been unveiled on a popular YouTube channel, and it seems the Shenzhen-based company has come up with a novel way of discarding the controversial notch. The Mix 4 device has a mechanical slid...
The Honor 9 kept the theme of offering an impeccable design at an unbeatable price point. (Source: Android Geek)

Honor 10 set for May 15 launch

Huawei has sent out invites for an event that will take place on May 15 in London. There are no exact details as to what device will be unveiled on that date but a few clues make us believe we could be looking at the Honor 10's la...
The Honor V10. (Source: Phone Radar)

Deal | The Honor View 10 is now on sale for just US$470

Honor is offering a number of its devices on a two-day deal. The flagship Honor View 10 is on sale for $470, the Honor 6X for $150, and the Honor 7X for just $1. Yes, you read that right. All deals end on April 8.
Black Shark posted this teaser in late March to symbolize that the gaming phone will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoCs. (Source: Weibo)

Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone depicted in official teaser

The teased silhouette of the Black Shark presents rounded edges and a power or volume button on the side, but the previously rumored directional gamepad is most likely not going to get included. Xiaomi confirmed that the Black Sha...
The Porsche Design Mate RS. (Source: Geek Culture)

The Huawei Mate RS featured OLED panels made by LG

Huawei's new Mate RS features technology that hasn't been seen on smartphones before, which is about par considering its hefty $2000 price tag. The device also uses OLED panels made by LG—particularly noteworthy after the issues w...
The Moto G5 Plus was one of our favorite devices of 2017. (Source: Pocket Lint)

Motorola G6 devices set for April 19 launch

Motorola is set to announce the launch of its new G6 series devices, the G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play, at an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil—on April 19.
Honor V10. (Source: Phoneradar)

The Huawei Honor View 10 has finally been listed on Amazon

The Honor V10 was launched globally months back in December. The device has taken its sweet time to make its way across the pond, though, going on sale via Honor's website a while ago. Potential buyers who prefer doing their shopp...
The 15+ is obviously larger than the standard 15 model. (Source: MyDrivers)

Meizu 15/15+ specs and hands-on pics surface online

Meizu decided to steer clear from notched or bezel-less displays for its 15/15+ anniversary models, keeping the tried and true bezel-less sides + upper/lower bezel design of yesteryear models. The 15+ model will feature a 5.95-inc...
OnePlus 6 renders. (Source: Gizmochina)

The OnePlus 6 is said to come with a $700 price tag but we're leery

The OnePlus 6 is about due for an announcement. There have been reports that the device will launch with an MSRP of US$700 for its highest-specced variant. We are, of course, not at all convinced.
Some renders of the Mi 6X were leaked as early as this January. (Source: Target@Youtube)

Xiaomi Mi 6X specs get leaked

Fans of the Mi X5 will probably be disappointed to learn that the 6X is set to feature only a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 626 SoC. The imaging setup, however, has been substantially upgraded to include a 20 MP selfie cam alo...

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)