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The Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition will be on sale soon. (Source: Redmi)

Redmi announces a seriously beefed-up refresh for the K20 Pro

The Redmi K20 Pro is going to gain new variants powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus processor soon. These refreshed units will also have up to 12GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage and a new rear panel. They will be released in Ch...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 18:47:00 +0200
OnePlus 7 Pro running OxygenOS based on Android 10 - About Screen.

First impressions of Android 10 on the OnePlus 7 Pro — OxygenOS continues to be one of the best OEM ROMs in the business

Dark times ahead. We have been using the latest OxygenOS release based on Android 10 ever since OnePlus dropped the first open beta earlier this month. In this article, we will take a look at some of the new features coming to Oxy...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:12:38 +0200
The OnePlus 5T will receive Q. (Source: BGR)

OnePlus will match Google's update record with three years of updates on the OnePlus 5 and 5T

Google has the best software update policy of all the Android OEMs right now, as it provides three major OS updates to its devices. OnePlus is catching up, however. The Chinese company is promising to deliver Android Q to the OneP...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:05:00 +0200
This series may be getting a flagship soon. (Source: Livemint)

OPPO may have a second-gen Reno flagship in the works

A new phone has been certified by TENAA with much the same specs as the OPPO Reno2 - except that it clearly has a more powerful processor. This new device, known only as the PCLM10 for now, also has 12GB in RAM terms. It retains t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:26:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7 devices receive Q. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro receive the Android Q update

Google only just released Android Q eighteen days ago and OnePlus is already sending out the update to its current devices, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The update introduces OxygenOS 10 and will be a staged rollout over the n...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:02:00 +0200
The Black Shark will get Android 9.0. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi updates the first-gen Black Shark to Android Pie

The Black Shark is the OEM's first attempt at a gaming smartphone. It was released with Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box, and had not had a major update since. However, it now has access to an OTA upgrade to Pie (9.0).
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:48:00 +0200
A new version of Warp Charge is on the way. (Source: XDA)

The OnePlus 7T series will come with up to 23% faster charging out of the box

Pete Lau, OnePlus' CEO, teased a new feature of the upcoming 7T series in a new interview. It will be called Warp Charge 30T, as opposed to the Warp Charge 30 found in the existing 7 Pro device. Lau claimed that the new standard w...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:45:00 +0200
There may be a new kind of feature phone in the works. (Source: Your Tech Dose)

A new leak alleges the development of a Nokia feature phone with Android

Most feature phones (simple phones with physical buttons) typically run on alternative software such as KaiOS. However, a blogger has posted a video of what appears to be one of these devices running Android. This phone, linked to...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:19:00 +0200
AnTuTu notes the tested model features the non-5G Kirin 990 SoC that is slightly slower than the 5G variant.  (Source: Huawei)

First Huawei Mate 30 Pro AnTuTu benchmarks are here

The non-5G Kirin 990 SoC powering the Mate 30 Pro holds its own against all Snapdragon-855-powered handhelds and is almost on par with Apple's iPhone 11 models, but it is slightly slower than the Snapdragon 855+ flagships. With hi...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:46:00 +0200
The pop-up module includes 32 MP + 8 MP cameras, an additional earpiece and a flash unit. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo's V17 Pro is the first smartphone with dual pop-up selfie cams and flash

The motorized pop-up module integrates a 32 MP main sensor with a 105-degree FOV 8 MP ultra-wide angle shooter, plus an additional earpiece and a flash unit. The V17 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 675 SoC coupled with 8 GB of RAM and...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:07:00 +0200
The new Huawei Watch GT 2. (Source: YouTube)

The Watch GT 2 is a new Huawei device you will be able to buy soon

The Huawei Watch GT 2 is this OEM's latest smartwatch. It has a 1.39-inch HD OLED display encased in "3D Glass". It comes in 42 and 46 millimeter (mm) variants, and is rated for 2 weeks of battery life.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:48:00 +0200
The HMS ecosystem has excellent usage stats worldwide, according to the OEM anyway. (Source: YouTube)

Huawei claims that its new Google-free ecosystem will be open yet user privacy-conscious

The Huawei Mate 30 series has been launched in the absence of Google Play Services. In lieu of this, Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) are slated to take over on these phablets. The OEM claims that the OS in which they will operate wil...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 22:55:00 +0200
The Huawei Vision TV. (Source: YouTube)

Huawei's first own-brand TV represents the OEM's Vision of the smart home

Huawei also unveiled a new smart TV at its Mate 30 launch. It is called the Huawei Vision, and will come in 55- to 85-inch variants. The OEM asserts that it can also act as a full smart home control, and has AI-powered user intera...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:25:00 +0200
The new Porsche Design Mate 30 RS. (Source: YouTube)

Huawei unveils its latest Porsche Design variant, the Mate 30 RS

Huawei released its new Mate 30-line flagships at a Munich event today (September 19, 2019). A new special edition of the same developed in collaboration with Porsche was also introduced. It was unveiled on stage by the OEM's Rich...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:51:00 +0200
The Mate 30 Pro's quad camera. (Source: YouTube)

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro has the world's most powerful camera specs in a phone

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro has a new quadruple rear camera set-up that incorporates dual 40MP shooters. One of these is a "dedicated cine-camera" for 4K HDR recording at 60fps. This device also offers 10x zoom with an ultra-low ISO of...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:25:00 +0200
Huawei unveils the Mate 30 series. (Source: YouTube)

The Huawei Mate 30 series launches with power-user specs, but without Google Mobile Services

Huawei has unveiled its latest line of flagship phablets on stage today in Germany as scheduled. It is powered by the new Kirin 990 processor, and also has variants based on the 5G version of the same. However, the complete lack o...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:24:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7T will feature a distinctive circular housing for its main camera setup. (Image source: GSMArena)

Alleged Geekbench 5 OnePlus 7T record gives the OnePlus 7 Pro a good run for its money

A OnePlus 7T sporting an octa-core processor has apparently been spotted on the Geekbench 5 benchmark. The device in question amassed very respectable scores in both the single-core and multi-core tests, generally outperforming th...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:43:00 +0200
Multiple insiders have reported that Huawei will not sell the Mate 30 series in Central Europe. (Image source: Huawei)

Dramatic developments at Huawei: The Mate 30 series will not be sold in Central Europe

It seems that the US ban on Huawei may have landed its biggest scalp yet. According to multiple industry insiders, Huawei will not be launching the Mate 30, Mate 30 Lite, Mate 30 RS Porsche Design or Mate 30 Pro in Central Europe,...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:08:00 +0200
The Realme XT. (Source: Realme)

Realme teases the X2 ahead of its Chinese launch

Realme has announced that it will launch a new 64MP camera phone for the Chinese market on September 24, 2019. The brand has also released some details of this device - the X2 - which make it sound suspiciously like the XT that is...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:18:00 +0200
The Nokia 7.2 is coming to the US. (Source: HMD Global)

The Nokia 7.2 is headed for the US in September 2019

The Nokia 7.2 is HMD Global's first phone with a triple rear camera. Now, the brand has revealed its inaugural release date in the US: September 30, 2019. The 7.2 will be an Android One device in this country, and will be sold in ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:46:00 +0200
Official OnePlus 7T render. (Source: OnePlus)

It would seem that the OnePlus 7T Pro will not make it to the US after all

OnePlus has a launch event scheduled for September 26 in the US, and it's looking more and more like the company will only release the OnePlus 7T for the region. The OnePlus 7T Pro will be sold in Europe, however.
Ricci Rox, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:32:00 +0200
Huawei will unveil the Mate 30 series tomorrow in Munich. (Image source: @evleaks)

Want to know all about the Mate 30 Pro ahead of its unveiling tomorrow?

In anticipation of tomorrow's launch event, Huawei has released a slew of information alluding to the hardware that it will include in the Mate 30 series. A leaked Mate 30 series demo stand spells out the finer points of these fea...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:28:00 +0200
The new Mi TV 4X. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi launches the new Mi TV 4X series

Today, (September 17, 2019) Xiaomi has unveiled its latest Android TVs in India. The are of the new 4X series, and come in 65-, 55- and 43-inch variants. They include the latest features from their OS, including an in-built Chrome...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:59:00 +0200
Are you a fan of an above 99% screen-to-body ratio? (Image source: vivo)

Opinion | The vivo NEX 3 shows where Android OEMs are headed, and it is one that few will want

vivo has been ahead of the curve with many innovations in recent years, but has it taken it too far with the NEX 3? A 90° curved waterfall display may look eye-catching, but it comes with compromises. While the tech world clamours...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:03:00 +0200
The digital Yuan is coming. (Source: paymentscardsandmobile)

China to soon launch its own digital currency

China was initially against cryptocurrencies, and that fact that it almost banned crypto-mining should further prove the conservative attitude. However, the impending launch of Facebook's Libra has somehow altered China's adversit...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:35:00 +0200
The Vivo NEX 3 ditches both side bezels and physical buttons for a Waterfall display and virtual buttons. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo NEX 3 official, overflowing with high end specs but no physical buttons

Vivo has officially launched the NEX 3 the latest all-display device from the company that continues to challenge the boundaries of smartphone design. At the top of a very lengthy spec sheet is a new POLED Waterfall display with e...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 07:24:00 +0200
The Realme XT sports a 64 MP quad-camera setup. (Source: Realme)

Realme XT goes on flash sale on Flipkart — 64 MP quad-camera, Super AMOLED display, and Snapdragon 712 for ₹15,999

Realme launched the 64 MP Realme XT in India last week and first sale of the phone has gone live of Flipkart and Sporting a 64 MP quad-camera setup, a Super AMOLED display, and an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Rea...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 05:06:00 +0200
The Nex 3's 5G tech has a successor in the works already. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo claims to have started work on its 6G tech already

Vivo launched its new flagship, the Nex 3, today in China. It is an impressive device, particularly as it is the first phone with a waterfall-type display. Furthermore, the OEM outlined its advance plans for what will come after 5...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:30:00 +0200
Vivo NEX 3 is the world's fastest phone according to AnTuTu (Source: Indiashopps)

AnTuTu news: The Vivo NEX 3 is the fastest phone in the world

The Vivo NEX 3, a new flagship that was unveiled today in China, has just climbed on top of the AnTuTu smartphone ranking with a score of over 490,000 points. The next two handsets are the Black Shark 2 Pro and the Asus ROG Phone ...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:41:00 +0200
The Mi Mix 4 could be a proper camera powerhouse. (Source: GSMinfo)

The Mi Mix 4 gets an official launch date, and it will come with a host of goodies

The Mi Mix 4 promises to be one of the most impressive devices of the year and we finally have a launch date. The company has now confirmed that it will release the flagship on September 24, and it could come with a host of impres...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:22:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy A10. (Source: Marketphones)

Global smartphone sales numbers show the new Samsung Galaxy A series with absolute dominance in the Android space

Samsung revamped its budget and mid-range segments this year with the launch of the Galaxy A line. That move appears to have paid off exceedingly well, as three devices in the lineup were in the top seven best-selling Android devi...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:10:00 +0200
The Porsche Design Mate 30 RS official render is a lesson in elegant smartphone design. (Source: Evan Blass)

Apple gets schooled in design by Porsche Design Mate 30 RS in leaked render

iPhone lovers are always going to anything smartphone out of Cupertino, no matter how questionable its design aesthetic may be. The new iPhone 11 Pro series has polarized opinions with its new triple-camera design but is getting s...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:37:00 +0200
The Mate 30 Pro in full promotional renders. (Source: Evan Blass)

Mate 30 renders leaked in full courtesy of Evan Blass

Huawei’s Mate 30 line has leaked in full renders thanks to well-known leaker Evan Blass. Leaving nothing to the imagination, we know get to feast our eyes on the Mate 30 Pro, the Mate 30 and the Mate 30 Lite in all their glory.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 08:08:00 +0200
Some of the Huawei smart glass variants. (Source: GizmoChina)

The Huawei smart glasses are now on sale in China

Huawei unveiled a new line of smart glasses along with the P30 smartphone series. However, nothing has been heard of them since. Now, however, they have reportedly been released to the Chinese market in several different styles an...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 22:36:00 +0200
The OnePlus 7 Pro. (Source: CNET)

New leak details the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro in their entirety, and the 7T Pro may just be DOA

The OnePlus 7T are billed for launch in the very busy month of October. A new leak has detailed the two phones but things aren't looking up for fans of the company who've been patiently waiting for the OnePlus 7T Pro.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:28:00 +0200
The Huawei MateBook X Pro for Linux comes in a deep space-gray finish. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei releases Linux variants of the MateBook 13, MateBook 14, and MateBook X Pro

Huawei has added the MateBook 13 for Linux, MateBook X Pro for Linux, and the MateBook 14 for Linux onto Vmall, the Chinese shopping site for Huawei and Honor products. The OEM has selected Deepin for the operating system, which h...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 01:42:00 +0200
There is a new, more powerful version of SuperVOOC coming. (Source: Android Beat)

OPPO is slated to debut 65W charging in the Reno Ace

The OEM OPPO's Vice President, Shen Yiren, has reportedly sent Weibo messages to the effect that a new, improved version of SuperVOOC will be included in an upcoming device, the Reno Ace. This new upgrade will apparently charge at...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:07:00 +0200
Could this phone possibly be the Mate 30? (Source: TodoTech)

The Kirin 990 processor may have shown up on Geekbench for the first time

The Kirin 990 SoC is the latest LTE chipset released by Huawei. A phone that purports to be a new model from this OEM has appeared on the Geekbench results database. It suggest that this new processor is a good match for the Snapd...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:27:00 +0200
Ren Zhengfei is seriously considering a 5G deal with a Western company. (Source: South China Morning Post)

Huawei could sell its 5G assets to a Western company

Huawei's 5G business took a turn for the worse when the U.S. and other countries around the globe banned all 5G equipment on grounds of national security threats from the Chinese intelligence. The company is now willing to sell mo...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:31:00 +0200
The MAG1 weighs only 1.5 pounds and is 0.7-inch thick. (Source:

MAG1 8.9-inch business mini-notebook up for pre-orders in China

The 8.9-inch emerging mini-laptop market welcomes the new MAG1 that weighs only 1.5 pounds and has a 0.7-inch profile. It packs an IPS touchscreen with 2,560 x 1,600 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio and it is powered by Intel's C...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:41:00 +0200
The latest Vivo NEX 3 teaser shows a device without any front-facing side bezels. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo NEX 3 will have a 99.6 percent screen-to-body ratio

Vivo is arguably one of the most innovative smartphone makers on the market right now. The company pioneered the first true all-screen smartphone as well as the first under-screen fingerprint reader. Now it looks set to deliver th...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:45:00 +0200
The Motorola One line might be getting another new phone. (Source:

A new Motorola One variant shows up on Geekbench

The Motorola One line of smartphones has seen multiple new additions this year. A new phone with a name that fits in among them has just appeared on Geekbench. It may run on the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC and has 2GB of RAM.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:41:00 +0200
The new "Mate 30" leak. (Source: Weibo)

The latest Huawei Mate 30 display leak shows a smaller notch than the last

The upcoming Huawei flagship series is linked to a number of highly unusual design choice via its leaks already. One of them indicates that these phones will come with display notches (again). However, a new image depicting a scre...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 20:43:00 +0200
EMUI 10 will launch globally with the Mate 30 series on September 19. (Image source: Huawei)

IFA 2019 | Huawei announces plans to upgrade over 30 devices to EMUI 10

Huawei has announced its EMUI 10 roadmap at IFA 2019, and the company is aiming to deliver its custom version of Android 10 to over 30 Huawei and Honor devices. At least 10 devices including the Mate 30 series will be running EMUI...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:38:00 +0200
EMUI 10 beta: Available for some P30 and P30 Pro models. (Image source: Huawei)

EMUI 10 beta goes live for over 25 devices

EMUI 10 beta builds are here, but Huawei has not opened the program to all models and variants. Read on to find out which devices are eligible for an early look at Huawei's custom version of Android 10 and how to install it on you...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 09 Sep 2019 22:27:00 +0200
Xiaomi also claims to have 40W wireless charging in the works. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi unveils Mi Charge Turbo: a new 30W wireless charging standard

Xiaomi has launched its fastest wireless charging standard yet: Mi Charge Turbo, which powers a compatible device at 30 watts (W). The OEM claims that it needs only 25 minutes to charge an empty 4000mAh battery to 50%. Furthermore...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:20:00 +0200
A 5G Realme phone based on the Snapdragon 7-series 5G Mobile Platform is in the offing. (Source: BGR India)

Realme announces first device powered by the Snapdragon 7-series 5G SoC, also slated to launch a 90 Hz display phone cheaper than the OnePlus 7T

Realme will soon launch a 5G smartphone powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 7-series 5G Mobile Platform. The Realme 5G phone will support both SA and NSA 5G networks for maximum worldwide band compatibility. Realme is also said t...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:33:00 +0200
The OPPO Reno A's alleged promo. (Source: IndiaShopps)

The OPPO Reno A is a new 6GB mid-range phone, according to its leaked promo

A tech blog claims to have dug up new renders and marketing material for a new OPPO Reno phone. It is apparently to be called the Reno A, and is powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC. It is described as having 6GB of RAM and either 64...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 22:53:00 +0200
The Hisense 85-inch QLED XD 8K TV in Berlin. (Source: Hisense)

IFA 2019 | Hisense showcases its new QLED XD and Sonic Laser TVs

Hisense has brought some new and large TVs to show off at this year's IFA. They include an 85-inch QLED XD panel that is also 8K and voice-command responsive. The company also showed off a new Sonic Laser product, which is the fir...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 19:25:00 +0200
The new TCL PLEX. (Source: TCL)

IFA 2019 | TCL claims to have applied its display know-how to the new PLEX smartphone

TCL, a name perhaps better known for TVs, has unveiled its latest mobile device at IFA. The PLEX is a 6.53-inch FHD+ phone with a 24MP punch-hole camera. It has triple rear cameras, one of which is 48MP, and AI enhancements for th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 18:04:00 +0200

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