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The Mate 30 Pro. (Source: Expert Reviews)

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Great cameras but awful speakers?

The Mate 30 Pro packs in incredible hardware, especially in the camera department. For some reason, though, Huawei chose to completely overlook the phone's audio playback capabilities, and DxOMark's review shows it being much wors...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:03:00 +0100
No sign of Android 10 this month for either the Mi A2 Lite or Mi A3. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite and Mi A3 receive disappointingly small January update

At the turn of the year, it seemed that Xiaomi would be bringing Android 10 to all its eligible Android One handsets. The Mi A3, A2 and A2 Lite were all due to receive Android 10 this month, but only one has so far. Worse still, t...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:20:00 +0100
The leaked 44MP punch-hole camera. (Source: Twitter)

A mystery phone rocks a 44MP dual punch-hole camera

A popular tech YouTuber has shown off what he claims to be a phone with an unprecedented 44MP sensor in its dual in-display selfie camera. This device, which is yet to be launched, was not identified in terms of its name, specs or...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:01:00 +0100
The Realme Buds Air. (Source: Realme)

Realme may launch a cheaper version of its AirPod clones

Realme recently debuted its first pair of TWS earbuds in India. At 3999 INR (or about US$56), they seem a very reasonably-priced AirPod alternative. However, it now seems the OEM has a 2nd variant in the works which may cost even ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:14:00 +0100
Huawei Mate X is not as reliable as expected according to users

Post-release failure: The Huawei Mate X turns out to be just as bad as the Galaxy Fold

After selling more than 100,000 Mate X units, Huawei is already headed towards the release of its second iteration. Sadly, the display of this innovative piece of technology seems to be just as frail as that of its main competitor...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:22:00 +0100
A concept render based on the latest leaks of the Mi 10 Pro 5G. (Image source: @Xiaomishka)

Xiaomi Mi 10 wows in hands-on images

Following a spate of fake renders, supposedly real hands-on images of the Mi 10 have appeared online. Specifically the Mi 10 Pro 5G, the images the device with four rear-facing cameras including a 108 MP sensor, and a punch-hole f...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:16:00 +0100
The ROG Phone 2. (Source: Asus)

DxOMark | The Asus ROG Phone 2's cameras are a tad disappointing

The Asus ROG Phone 2 has been hailed for its outstanding hardware. Designed to be a gaming phone, the ROG Phone 2 delivers excellent performance and user experience-enhancing features, but it would seem that its cameras don't quit...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:27:00 +0100
The possible Nex 3 5G refresh. (Source: TENAA)

Vivo Nex 3: new leaks point to a new 5G version

A new listing on the TENAA regulatory website indicates that the OEM Vivo intends to reboot its Nex 3 flagship with a new version. It has an SoC with a different max clock to that of the phone's original Snapdragon 855+ processor....
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:56:00 +0100
Realme may have a smartwatch ready to go. (Source: Realme)

A new Realme leak suggests the brand is about to release its first smartwatch

An Indian electronics authority has approved a new device from Realme described as being part of the "Smart Watches" category. Therefore, it seems this brand is preparing to launch its first wearable of this type in India. If so, ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:26:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has a 4,000 mAh battery. (Image source: Poco)

Poco F2 Lite smartphone makes surprise showing in purported live image leak

Some live images of an alleged Poco F2 Lite smartphone have been uploaded in a brief video clip on YouTube. Along with showing off a waterdrop notch on the front for the selfie camera, it seems the Poco F2 Lite might come with a Q...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 03:56:00 +0100
The OPPO Find X may get a successor this year. (Source: OPPO)

The apparently-impending OPPO Find X2 will have a 120Hz QHD+ display

OPPO has reportedly revealed that there will be a Find X2 after all, and that it will launch in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q2020). New leaks posted to Weibo hint that this phone will have a premium display with a class-leading 12...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 21:10:00 +0100
The Nokia 1 series might have a new generation. (Source: Mobigh)

Nokia gets its first phone of 2020 FCC-approved

Nokia has certified a new phone for use in the United States. Based on the specs leaked as a result of this new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) documentation, it may have a relatively small screen - about 5.6 inches at mos...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 20:32:00 +0100
The Honor V30 Pro is a hard-to-recommend camera beast

DxOMark | The Honor V30 Pro is a hard-to-recommend camera beast

The Honor V30 phones were released a few months ago. The V30 Pro, in particular, is notable for being the first non-Huawei phone to sport the huge 40 MP IMX600. That move has paid off sweetly, too, as the phone manages to deliver ...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:04:00 +0100
The Realme 3 Pro is getting an important update. (Source: Realme)

Realme updates the 3 Pro to its new Android 10-based UI

The Realme 3 Pro's latest software update moves it from ColorOS to its OEM's new UI. This OS skin is also based on Android 10. However, it also offers a very different esthetic, as well as potentially improved performance.
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:31:00 +0100
The Huawei Mate 30 5G variants. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei insists it did better in the 5G phone market than Samsung in 2019

Huawei has released its performance for 2019 to the Chinese media. It claims it shipped approximately 240 million units in total that year, 6.9 million of which had 5G. For context, Samsung has announced that it shipped about 6.7 ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:28:00 +0100
The Pocophone F1, an ignored flagship killer? (Image source: Xiaomi)

Rumor | The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 may get Android 10 "by February"

The wait goes on for the Pocophone F1. The device is the last in Xiaomi's Snapdragon 845 arsenal to receive Android 10 builds of MIUI 11, and the company has been cagey about when the device will see Google's latest OS too. Howeve...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:36:00 +0100
A Mi Mix Alpha-inspired fan render of the Mi 10. (Image source: Unknown - via @Piunikaweb & @xiaomishka)

Nope, this is another fake Xiaomi Mi 10 leak

The latest "leak" doing the rounds about the Xiaomi Mi 10 certainly paints the picture of an exquisite-looking device, but is it real? Despite calls to the contrary, one respected leaker of Xiaomi hardware says no. We are digging ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:48:00 +0100
Poco is now an independent company.

Xiaomi-owned Poco is now an independent brand in India

Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain just announced that the company's sub-brand Poco is now an independent entity. The Poco F1 made quite the impact on the market back in 2018, and that's why Xiaomi is confident that it can operate ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:13:00 +0100
Meizu's New Year gift box. (Source: MyDrivers)

Meizu uses the New Year to tease its upcoming flagship phone

Meizu is a smartphone OEM that posted a "New Year gift box" at the start of 2020. It consists of rather unique desk organizers and accessories, including a clock. On closer inspection, this object may be present to hint at an upco...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 21:15:00 +0100
The OPPO F15. (Source: OPPO)

The MediaTek Helio P70-powered OPPO F15 is launched in India

OPPO has released the F15 to the Indian market. It is technically a new device, although it ships with an older chipset: the MediaTek Helio P70. It costs the equivalent of US$280 and will ship from January 28, 2020.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:47:00 +0100
Twilight Orange joins seven other colours that Xiaomi offers for the Redmi Note 8 Pro. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro in Twilight Orange appears online, as does a dismaying update

Xiaomi only announced last week that it would be releasing a new colour variant of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, but people have already started posting hands-on pictures of their new devices. Twilight Orange comes with 128 GB of storage ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:49:00 +0100
The Amazfit X may be available to purchase soon. (Source: Huami)

The Amazfit X, a new curved-display smartwatch, is about to launch on Indiegogo

Amazfit unveiled the X, a wearable with a 92-degree curve in its screen, as a concept device in 2019. Now, however, it is ready to make this watch a reality. It will be offered as a reward on the OEM's upcoming Indiegogo campaign.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:21:00 +0100
The Huawei P40 Pro in all its glory. (Image source: 91mobiles)

Rumor | Huawei P40 Pro comes into view with latest renders

The P40 Pro is set to arrive in March, and possibly in five colours. The device will sport a quad-curved display, six cameras and probably 5G connectivity too. A 52 MP main rear-facing camera has been touted among other camera har...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:51:00 +0100
All images via Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT: A fanless mini PC that can't take the heat

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT is a rugged but silent mini PC suited for IT deployments and enterprise use. Unfortunately, the little desktop's performance suffers under load, primarily because of thermal throttling.
Sam Medley, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 04:48:00 +0100
The Huawei P40, or a 91mobiles render of it at least. (Image source: 91mobiles)

Opinion | The P40 series is likely to be another miss for Huawei

Remember Huawei? You know, the company that released the Mate 30 Pro, the best phone that MKBHD would never recommend? Well, it is not done yet despite the lack of Google services, and the P40 series is its next set of flagships. ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:16:00 +0100
The Mi 8 Lite scored 85% in our tests last year. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite starts the new year with an underwhelming MIUI 11 update

The Mi 8 Lite was one of the first devices that Xiaomi updated to MIUI 11 last year, with it being in the first phase of its release schedule. While most devices in Phase 1 have since received Android 10, the Mi 8 Lite remained on...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:04:00 +0100
The Redmi K30: up for a rebrand? (Source: Kimovil)

Is this the next Pocophone?...or just a re-named Redmi K30?

Recently, a phone called the "Xiaomi POCO X2" has appeared on the Geekbench 5 database. It is listed as having 8GB of RAM, a 1.8GHz processor and as running on Android 10. However, suspiciously enough, there is another device with...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:51:00 +0100
The Nubia Z20. (Source: Nubia)

Deal | The dual-display Nubia Z20 gets a US$50 price-cut

With a rear panel that boasted its own display, the Nubia Z20 remains one of 2019's most innovative premium smartphones. It originally launched at a price of US$549 (or the equivalent in other currencies). Now, however, its OEM ha...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0100
The Mi A3 is one of Xiaomi's few Android One-branded smartphones. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi falls short of expectations with confirmation of Android 10 for the Mi A3

A crisis of its own making? Last year, Xiaomi had promised that the Mi A3 would be one of the first devices in the world to receive Android 10, but even its predecessor has been graced by Google's latest OS before it has. There ha...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:18:00 +0100
The Pocophone F1 is overdue an update. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Pocophone F1's next update will probably contain Android 10

It has been over two months since Xiaomi last updated the Pocophone F1, with the device rocking the October 2019 Android security patch. While some people are rightfully dismayed by the lack of updates for the handsets, the next u...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 18:11:00 +0100
The Red Magic 3. (Source: Nubia)

Red Magic 4: Nubia executive hints at 144Hz spec for this 2020 gaming phone

The Red Magic 3 was one of the most interesting gaming phones of 2019. Now, its OEM's president Ni Fei has posted an image on Weibo suggesting that this device's successor's refresh rate could be cranked up to 144 hertz (Hz). Howe...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 21:24:00 +0100
Xiaomi released the Snapdragon 710-powered Mi 8 SE in May 2018. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE picks up a surprising MIUI 11 update

The Mi 8 SE is seemingly one lucky smartphone. The device received MIUI 11 last year after not initially making the cut, a new update suggests it is on the verge of receiving Android 10 too.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:17:00 +0100
A concept of the Xiaomi Mi 10. (Image source: @BenGeskin)

Do not be fooled by the latest round of fake Xiaomi Mi 10 leaks

The Xiaomi Mi 10 will be one of the hottest flagships of 2020, but we are willing to bet good money that it will not look like the latest round of leaks. Another leak may offer an insight into the capabilities of its SoC and GPU, ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:43:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT Review - Silent desktop with crippled performance

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT Review - Silent desktop with crippled performance

Fins, not fans. The ThinkCentre M90n Nano IoT is a fanless variant of Lenovo's newest mini PC. While the rugged build is solid and the device is completely silent, performance leaves something to be desired, especially given the price.
Intel Core i3-8145U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | | 720 g
Sam Medley, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 08:01:00 +0100
The Mi A2. (Source: XDA-Developers)

The Mi A2 finally receives the Android 10 update

Xiaomi released the Android 10 kernel source code for the Mi A2 and Mi A3 a few days ago, and we expected the Android 10 OTA to start hitting owners of the devices shortly after. Well, Android 10 is here for the Mi A2. Sadly, it's...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 12 Jan 2020 21:29:00 +0100
The Doogee S95 Pro and its 2 new modules. (Source: Doogee)

Doogee launches the S95 Pro, a "modular" phone aimed at fans of rugged devices

The Doogee S95 Pro is a new phone with 8GB of RAM, a triple rear camera, an IP68 certification and a 5150mAh battery. This capacity can be extended with a 3500mAh power-pack for the device that fits onto its back via a magnetic in...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 12 Jan 2020 18:09:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 was praised for the power it offered to those on a budget. (Image source: Poco by Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Pocophone F2 trademark application gives strength to rumored forthcoming launch

An unearthed Chinese trademark application has sparked rumors that Xiaomi may be preparing to finally reveal the long-awaited successor to the Pocophone F1 (Poco F1 for the Indian market). The trademark documents specifically stat...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 12 Jan 2020 04:42:00 +0100
The Black Shark 2 Pro sports a Snapdragon 855+ and UFS 3.0 storage. (Image source: Black Shark)

Rumor | 5G and 16 GB RAM in a smartphone? It has to be Xiaomi with the Black Shark 3

A new rumor has suggested that Xiaomi is planning on fitting its upcoming Black Shark 3 smartphone with a whopping 16 GB of RAM. Along with that huge amount of memory, the gaming-focused device would also be 5G capable, making it ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 12 Jan 2020 03:51:00 +0100
The Mi A3. (Source: Mi)

The Android 10 update for the Mi A2 and Mi A3 is right around the corner

Owners of Xiaomi's Android One phones, the Mi A2 and Mi A3, have waited a long time for the release of the Android 10 update. New developments, however, point towards that wait being almost over.
Ricci Rox, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 22:45:00 +0100
The Mi 9 SE scored 88% overall in our review last year. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE owners awake to another ludicrous MIUI 11 update

While we have previously argued that Xiaomi's approach to MIUI 11 is disingenuous, its latest round of updates for the Mi 9 SE borders on the farcical. While the wait for Android 10 goes on for most Mi 9 SE owners, some have alrea...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 22:14:00 +0100
The Mi 8 joins the Mi Mix 3 and its successor on Android 10. (Image source: Xiaomi via Wccftech)

Updated | Xiaomi moves the Mi 8 onto Android 10

Xiaomi is screaming ahead with bringing Android 10 to its devices, having upgraded many to Android 9.0 Pie builds of MIUI 11 last year. The Mi 8 has now received Android 10 too, with the latest update for the device addressing a h...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 15:12:00 +0100
openEuler Linux taking off, source code available for download (Source: openEuler)

Huawei's CentOS-based openEuler goes live — source code available as well

With the arrival of the source code on Gitee, Huawei's CentOS-based openEuler Linux distro is taking one step forward. However, this notable effort by the Chinese tech giant is currently sabotaged by its unfinished website and doc...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:59:00 +0100
The MIUI 12 logo, posted by MIUI on Weibo. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Discussion | What would you like to see in MIUI 12?

Xiaomi is yet to finish rolling out MIUI 11, but it has already started hyping up the next version of its OS. MIUI 12 is expected to arrive in Q3 2020 if the release of MIUI 11 is anything to go by, but Xiaomi is coy on the detail...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:29:00 +0100
The Mi Band 5 will feature a colour AMOLED touchscreen like its predecessor. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Rumour | The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 nets a larger touchscreen and global NFC functionality

The Xiaomi Mi Band range is getting another a cost-effective fitness tracker, and one that features a larger touchscreen than its predecessor. The Mi Band 5 will apparently support NFC globally too, and will launch later this year...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 12:21:00 +0100
Avita looking to crack the U.S. laptop market with the inexpensive Pura and Admiror

CES 2020 | Avita looking to crack the U.S. laptop market with the inexpensive Pura and Admiror

The entry-level Pura looks and feels a lot like the Asus VivoBook while the mid-range Admiror is distinguishable by its large hinges and C-shaped visual design along the corners.
Allen Ngo, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 05:47:00 +0100
Xiaomi's new flagship may look like this. (Source: Twitter)

The Xiaomi Mi 10 could beat the Samsung Galaxy S20 series to launch

Some new tips concerning Xiaomi's next flagship phone suggest that it could launch before the 2020 Galaxy Unpacked event. That would make it the first Snapdragon 865 device to be announced this year. In addition, there may be a Mi...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 21:40:00 +0100
Image via Apple (w/ edits)

Apple scores win in China due to iPhone sales jump in December

iPhone sales in China leapt to 3.18 million units in December, a year-over-year increase of 18.7%. While many analysts are excited about what this could mean for Apple's sales in China, it should be noted that October and November...
Sam Medley, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 17:10:00 +0100
The Amazfit SMART GYM HUB and Home Studio. (Source: Huami)

CES 2020 | Amazfit's HomeStudio is a new line of personal, at-home fitness machines

Amazfit has launched a series of products in a category new to this brand: personal work-out equipment. It consists of the SMART GYM HUB, a 43-inch vertical screen with AI and a ToF sensor that can deliver fitness classes right in...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:34:00 +0100
The Amazfit T-Rex. (Source: Huami)

CES 2020 | The new Amazfit T-Rex is a smartwatch with military-grade durability

The Amazfit T-Rex is this brand's first smartwatch of 2020. With its MIL-STD-810G rating and 14 sports modes, it is clearly intended for rugged pursuits. Its maker has also updated its Bip series with the S variant, a watch with a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 21:46:00 +0100
These four colour variants will soon be greeted by a fifth called Twilight Orange. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro grabs Android 10 update and an eye-catching new colour variant

Xiaomi is not only rolling out Android 10 to the Redmi Note 8 Pro, but the device is also receiving a fresh look. The former is available to download now, while the latter will arrive tomorrow with 128 GB of storage and 6 GB or 8 ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 19:41:00 +0100

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