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The leaked "Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus" with its case. (Source: Alibaba)

The Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus may come with a pop-up selfie camera and the Kirin 820 SoC

New case leaks may reveal how a pair of Huawei phones called the Enjoy 20 and 20 Plus may look ahead of their launch. They may both have triple rear cameras, housed in a square module for the former and a round one for the latter....
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 15:14:00 +0200
The Realme C3 in its new shade. (Source: Realme)

Realme India adds new color options in some of its popular phones

Realme has updated some of its phones' sales listings in India with new color options. The devices in question are far from the OEM's newest offerings: therefore, this change may reflect how well they are selling, or need to sell ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 14:22:00 +0200
The Sony Xperia 1 II. (Source: Sony)

DxOMark's evaluation of the Sony Xperia 1 II audio capabilities requires some nuance

The Sony Xperia 1 II recently made the trip over to DxOMark for an evaluation of its audio performance. The results turned out to be rather unimpressive, but some nuance is required for proper judgment.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:54:00 +0200
F1 2020

F1 2020 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Without a mask. While the official Formula 1 season suffered and still suffers from the coronavirus pandemic, racing fans will have to accept virtually no restrictions with the game. Codemasters offers gamers the real deal with F1 2020. We took a...
Florian Glaser, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:01:00 +0200
Review Huawei MatePad Pro (5G)

88% Huawei MatePad Pro (5G) 10.8 tablet review - An Android alternative to the Apple iPad Pro 11?

Not for Netflix and chill. The MatePad Pro offers plenty of features, a modern design, and high-quality materials. But is that enough to stand up to the top dogs in the tablet field, the Apple iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6? Our review of the Huawei tablet casts some doubts...
HiSilicon Kirin 990 | ARM Mali-G76 MP16 | 10.8" | 460 g
Marcus Herbrich, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:01:00 +0200
The patent drawing showcases both the high performance and low power CPUs in the design (Image source: @Underfox3)

Is this the future of AMD’s laptop CPU design? AMD files patent for hybrid computing approach similar to ARM’s big.LITTLE

A US patent uncovered by tipster @Underfox3 indicates that AMD is working on a hybrid computing design that appears similar to ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, with high performance cores paired to power efficient, low-power cores....
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 08:51:00 +0200
The 65-inch Mi TV Master Series. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi tipped to launch a new OLED TV following the release of the 65-inch Mi TV Master Series

Xiaomi released the 65-inch Mi TV Master Series last month and is set to follow it with yet another premium OLED TV. Not much has been revealed so far but word on the grapevine implies a much larger TV, with an accompanying premiu...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 08:44:00 +0200
Chiplet-based RDNA 3 GPUs could usher in unprecedented gains to performance (Image source: AMD)

AMD’s upcoming RDNA 3 graphics cards might be chiplet based like Zen, implying unprecedented performance gains

Tipster @KOMACHI_ENSAKA claimed that internal AMD references to GCD and MCD likely refer to the “Graphics Complex Die” and “Memory Complex Die” of the purported Navi 31. These terms strongly indicate that Navi 31 (an upcoming RDNA...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 08:32:00 +0200
The Realme X3 SuperZoom features powerful hardware and an impressive camera system.

Realme X3 SuperZoom: The hardware looks better at a second glance

The first impression is not very positive: The combination of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ and 12 GB of RAM is powerful. However, it is unable to beat the competition. At a second glance, the flagship from Realme looks much better...
Inge Schwabe, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 02:18:00 +0200
The Galaxy Watch3 already has an update. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 is updated for the first time, bringing blood-oxygen metrics and more

Samsung's latest smartwatch reportedly already has a firmware update. The new download confers blood-oxygen measurements as well as the ability to track maximal oxygen uptake (or VO2Max). Therefore, the wearable may be better equi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 23:42:00 +0200
The Galaxy Note 20 series has 2 different processors. (Source: Samsung)

Early reviews suggest the Galaxy Note 20 series does indeed have an improved Exynos 990 SoC

Many Samsung fans may have been disappointed to learn that the latest in the Galaxy Note lines were getting Exynos-powered SKUs in some markets via pre-launch leaks. However, other reports claimed that this processor – the 990 – h...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 23:02:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has a 93.4% screen-to-body ratio. (Image source: Xiaomi)

MIUI 12 stable update rollout begins for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Mi Mix 3

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Mi Mix 3 users in China have been reporting receiving a stable update for MIUI 12 on their smartphones. This indicates that the global, European, and Indian releases of the MIUI 12 stable update ROM for these ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 21:40:00 +0200
The Poco X2. (Source: Poco)

The Poco X2 finally gets the stable MIUI 12 update in India

After weeks of waiting, the stable MIUI 12 update is finally seeding to the Poco X2 in India. The Redmi K30-based phone is getting the OTA with build number "MIUI QGHINXM" and an 813 MB file size.
Ricci Rox, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 21:17:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G offers a very affordable entry into the 5G world at a street price of less than 300 Euros (~$356) at this point.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite & Mi Note 10 Lite: Xiaomi is the master of displays for mid-range smartphones

Our test of the Mi 10 Lite reveals a good trend in the smartphone mid-range: The OLED displays used in the mid-range price segment are at a very good level at t...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | Qualcomm Adreno 620 | 6.57" | 192 g
Marcus Herbrich, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 21:08:00 +0200
The Mi 10 Ultra may give the Note 20 Ultra a run for its money with its rumoured specifications. (Image source: CoolAPK via @Sudhanshu1414)

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra: Leaks confirm the design and heady specifications of August 11-bound flagship as questionable prices imply a 2.5x price gap to the Redmi K30 Ultra

The Mi 10 Ultra is shaping up to be quite the flagship smartphone. According to leaked specifications, Xiaomi will equip the device with a Snapdragon 865+ chipset, along with up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. The Mi 10 Ult...
Alex Alderson, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 20:51:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a is already a best-seller on Amazon and Best Buy despite its delayed release. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel 4a is a best-seller despite its mediocre hardware and delayed release

The Pixel 4a may have unsurprising specifications, but it is proving popular on websites like Amazon and Best Buy. The device is so popular, in fact, that is currently one of the best-selling smartphones on the two eCommerce platf...
Alex Alderson, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 20:37:00 +0200
The Amazfit Ares smartwatch costs 499 yuan (US$72). (Image source: Amazfit)

Leaked Huami Amazfit Neo smartwatch image shows similar design language to Amazfit Ares

An apparent image of the upcoming Huami Amazfit Neo smartwatch has been leaked, revealing a design language that is not entirely dissimilar to that of the rugged Amazfit Ares smartwatch. No specifications for the Amazfit Neo have ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 19:17:00 +0200
SSD soldered: Apple kills off the 27 inch iMac's storage upgradability

SSD soldered: Apple kills off the 27 inch iMac's storage upgradability

Of all the computer manufacturers, Apple is probably the most restrictive when it comes to user upgradability. MacBooks lost their upgradable storage years ago. Now, even the all-in-one desktop Apple iMac will be no longer upgrada...
Benjamin Herzig, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 17:17:00 +0200
The report claims that NVIDIA GeForce Ampere parts will have a staggered September-October launch (Image source: HKEPC)

NVIDIA GeForce Ampere launch timeframe, specs, and product positioning leak: GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070 to arrive in September, others to come later

Sources close to WCCFTech confirmed the product positioning of the whole stack of upcoming NVIDIA GeForce Ampere 3000 series cards, alongside their board numbers and tentative launch timeframes. The report adds further credence to...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 16:33:00 +0200
Image: Reddit logo (w/ edits)

Massive Reddit hack litters site with bizarre pro-Trump content

Reddit, one of the most popular social media sites on the Internet, suffered a major breach. The hackers, whose identities and affiliations are currently unknown, used hacked moderator accounts to post strangely worded pro-Trump m...
Sam Medley, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 06:33:00 +0200
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE in review: Classy gaming laptop with a 240 Hz display

83% MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE in review: Classy gaming laptop with a 240 Hz display

Fast display. The hardware in the GS66 brings all the latest computer games smoothly onto the matte 15.6-inch screen (240 Hz, FHD, IPS). The rest of the equipment is also right: NVMe SSD, 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode), and a Thunderbolt 3 port.
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 05:32:00 +0200
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An artistic impression of a QuTSCloud use-case. (Source: QNAP)

QNAP announces the discontinuation of vQTS

QNAP has announced that it will no longer officially support vQTS-built virtual machines (VMs) on its servers. This means that, while users can still operate the VMs they have previously constructed on this platform, they will no ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 01:14:00 +0200
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs. MediaTek Dimensity 1000. (Image source: Gizguide/AnandTech - edited)

Snapdragon 865 vs Dimensity 1000+: Qualcomm's chip heads AnTuTu's Android SoC performance chart but MediaTek shows it can compete with the best

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 has secured the top place in AnTuTu’s Android smartphone SoC chart for the first half of 2020; however, MediaTek has made a strong showing with three entrants, including the Dimensity 1000+ in second. T...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:36:00 +0200
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14IGL05 Laptop Review: Too cheap to be good

75% Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14IGL05 Laptop Review: Too cheap to be good

The cheapskate. With the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14 IGL05, Lenovo is testing the limits: How cheap can a laptop be? The Lenovo IdeaPad retails for 300 Euros (~$353), and we notice it at every step in our review. We cannot recommend this Lenovo laptop.
Intel Pentium Silver N5030 | Intel UHD Graphics 605 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:08:00 +0200
Sequels of the Amazfit GTR and GTS appear to be in the works. (Image source: Huami)

Huami apparently has second-generation Amazfit smartwatches and a mysterious new product in the works

Code relating to second-generation Amazfit smartwatches from Huami has been discovered along with a small detail about a potentially new product. Codenames for the devices were found in code for the Zepp 4.8.9 app and appear to re...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:03:00 +0200
Dell Precision 5550 Workstation Review: The XPS 15 For Professionals

86% Dell Precision 5550 Workstation Review: The XPS 15 For Professionals

Powered by Nvidia Quadro. While traditional workstation laptops like the Precision 7550 will never be replaced, there is growing demand for stylish ultra-thin workstations as well. The Precision 5550 swaps out the GeForce GPUs in the XPS 15 9500 for Turing Quadro GPUs to appeal to professional audiences.
Intel Core i7-10875H | NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:43:00 +0200
Xiaomi has now commenced MIUI 12 upgrades for 48 devices. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Stable MIUI 12 updates: List of devices that have received Xiaomi's latest OS grows to 48

The number of devices that have started receiving MIUI 12 has grown to 48. A detailed list outlines which devices have been upgraded to Xiaomi's latest OS, and on which branches of MIUI too.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:16:00 +0200
The Creative SXFI AIR offers good value for money. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Creative SXFI Air Hands-On Review: An intriguing but ultimately disappointing pair of over-ear headphones

The Creative SXFI AIR is a US$140 pair of over-ear headphones that packs plenty of features. With a Super X-Fi DSP, Bluetooth, line-in, USB Type-C and a microSD card reader, you are spoilt for choice with the SXFI AIR. Average bat...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:03:00 +0200
AMD 3015e Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

AMD 3015e Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Zen x86 2 cores @ 1200 - 2300 MHz 14nm
The Redmi Note 7 Pro has started receiving MIUI 12 in China. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Stable MIUI 12 update arrives for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro as rollout for the Pocophone F1 is delayed again

The stable MIUI 12 update has started being issued to the Redmi Note 7 Pro outside of India. It is bad news for the Pocophone F1 though, as Xiaomi has delayed its planned OS upgrade once again.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:35:00 +0200
A render based on the "Book Flex 5G". (Source: LetsGoDigital)

A new leak may point to a Samsung Galaxy Book Flex with 5G

Samsung has reportedly applied for a European trademark for a "Book Flex" with an unusual new addition: 5G. Therefore, it may have a convertible PC with this connectivity in the works. This leak offers no hints as to the putative ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:22:00 +0200
Updating these cameras may be holding the iPhones 12 back. (Source: Currys)

The iPhone 12 series may be delayed because their wide-angle camera lenses are out of stock

The well-regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reportedly issued a new research note that may help explain why Apple may have to put off launching its iPhone 12 line until later in the year than usual. It seems the OEM is having troub...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:51:00 +0200
AMD may be close to hitting the 5 GHz mark with Zen 3 Vermeer. (Image Source: AMD3D)

Update: Now up to 4.9 GHz | AMD Ryzen 9 4950X / 5950X 16C/32T Zen 3 Vermeer's boost clock may touch the 5 GHz mark; AMD could skip 4000 series naming for desktop

Igor's Lab has revealed a new OPN ID indicating a 3.5 GHz base clock and 4.8 GHz boost clock for a 16-core 32-thread Zen 3 Vermeer engineering sample. This is a 100 MHz higher boost than the current Ryzen 9 3950X, and AMD may be a...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:26:00 +0200
AMD 3020e Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

AMD 3020e Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Zen x86 2 cores @ 1200 - 2600 MHz 14nm
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

AMD Athlon Silver 3050e Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Zen x86 2 cores - 2800 MHz 14nm
Huawei Y5p

74% Huawei Y5p Smartphone Review – Compact Phone with Deprivation

Is a single camera enough? Even if it looks like more: the large camera module of the Huawei Y5p contains only one lens. This is acceptable at a very reasonable price, but you also have to get used to the missing Google services and the wide display edges. Is it still enough for a purchase recommendation?
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 | PowerVR GE8320 | 5.45" | 144 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:09:00 +0200
At last, a Galaxy Watch Active 2 ECG. (Source: TizenHelp)

South Korean Galaxy Watch Active 2 units finally get the firmware update that turns ECGs on

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 was marketed as a device that would be capable of generating electrocardiograms (ECGs) for advanced health-tracking purposes. Now - almost exactly one year after its launch - the OEM has activated...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:05:00 +0200
The Redmi K30 Ultra will arrive on August 11. (Image source: DigitalChatStation)

Xiaomi confirms August 11 launch date for the Redmi K30 Ultra; MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, up to 12 GB of RAM and a 120 Hz display all tipped for upcoming flagship

The Redmi K30 Ultra will be arriving a few days earlier than expected. Instead of its rumoured August 14 launch date, the Redmi K30 Ultra will be unveiled alongside the Mi 10 Ultra on August 11. The device, also called the Redmi K...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:33:00 +0200
Over 20GB of confidential design data and files were stolen from Intel in a security breach (Image source: Panda Security)

Hackers steal over 20GB of confidential design data from Intel in massive data breach

Days after Canon, Intel is the next major company to face a massive data breach. Over 20GB of confidential design data including SDKs, flash tools, marketing templates, debug tools, and more were stolen and subsequently leaked onl...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:25:00 +0200
The future of ARM's ownership is in doubt. (Source: ARM)

A TSMC/Foxconn consortium may be just one alternative to NVIDIA's ARM acquisition

NVIDIA is reportedly in advanced talks with SoftBank to buy ARM for about US$32 billion. However, this is not set in stone, as the seller may have other options. One, according to Nikkei Asian Review, is other firms in this busine...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:23:00 +0200
The Mi 10 Pro. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra tipped for greatness ahead of launch

Xiaomi is set to launch the Mi 10 Pro+ on August 11. The phone has now also been referred to as the Mi 10 Ultra, and is tipped to "shock the world". As expected, this should see it take on the new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra while being ...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:37:00 +0200
MediaTek shows the T700 off. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek introduces the T700, a 5G modem for the Intel notebooks of the near future

MediaTek and Intel had previously announced a partnership to ultimately result in 5G-capable laptops powered by the latter's CPUs. Now, this collaboration has reached a stage at which the modem necessary has been tested and valida...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:29:00 +0200
A top contender for the X3 Pro name. (Source: TENAA)

More leaks may or may not point to the imminent launch of the Realme X3 Pro

The Realme X3 Pro is a phone that has been shrouded in mystery, not to mention uncertainty as to whether a device of this name will even see a launch event this year. Some leaks have thrown up more new model numbers associated wit...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:59:00 +0200
How mini-LED displays benefit content creators: A look at the MSI Creator 17 — the world's first laptop with a mini-LED display

How mini-LED displays benefit content creators: A look at the MSI Creator 17 — the world's first laptop with a mini-LED display

Mini-LED displays herald the next logical evolution of traditional LED-backlit panels. Mini-LEDs offer a more fine-grained local dimming, high brightness levels, wide color-gamut coverage, and near-OLED level blacks making them an excellent choice for content creators. In this article, we will look at what mini-LED displays actually are and how the world's first mini-LED laptop, the MSI Creator 17, can help you realize your true creative potential. (Sponsored article.)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:21:00 +0200
Redmi smartphones from the K30 range do well in the price-performance charts. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Redmi is the clear cost-effective champion as 11 Redmi smartphones appear in the latest price-performance charts from AnTuTu

Redmi has shown itself to be the clear champion of AnTuTu’s latest price-performance charts. Not only does the Xiaomi subsidiary top three of the charts, but it also has a total of 11 devices appearing in the five tables. Only the...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:08:00 +0200
The Redmi 6 Pro is one of the latest devices to be upgraded to MIUI 12. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro gets MIUI 12; Mi 10 joins the upgrade brigade in Russia

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro has picked up the MIUI 12 upgrade. The device remains on Android 9.0 Pie for some reason, though. Additionally, Xiaomi has started upgrading the Mi 10 to its latest OS in Russia.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:35:00 +0200
The XCY X51 features a quad-core processor and 8 GB of RAM. (Image source: XCY)

XCY X51: A mini-PC that is shipping for under US$179

The XCY X51 is a mini-PC and an incredibly small one at that. Based on the Intel Celeron N4100, the X51 features 8 GB of RAM, a 128 GB M.2 2242 SSD and a host of ports. The 62 x 62 x 42 mm device weighs 121 g and can be purchased ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:30:00 +0200
Test Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G Smartphone

84% Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G Smartphone Review: 300-Euro Price-Performance Champion

5G for everyone! The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite allows entry into the 5G world for less than 300 Euros (~$355). In addition, the affordable Xiaomi smartphone offers some very powerful equipment combined with an AMOLED panel. Find out in our review of the Xiaomi smartphone whether the Mi 10 Lite also has some weaknesses.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | Qualcomm Adreno 620 | 6.57" | 192 g
Marcus Herbrich, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:24:00 +0200
Google ends production of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. (Source: CNN)

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL discontinued ahead of Pixel 5 release

Barely ten months after the launch of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, Google has now discontinued the two phones. Typically, Google's offerings stay on the market for about eighteen months, so this is something of a surprise.
Ricci Rox, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:47:00 +0200
The release of the Sony WH-1000XM4 is here, at long last. (Image source: Sony)

Sony finally releases the WH-1000XM4, almost two years on from the WH-1000XM3

Sony has finally released the WH-1000XM4, almost two years after it released its last edition in the WH-1000XM series. Little has changed from the WH-1000XM3 and WH-1000XM4 save for a few new features. Battery life remains at 30 h...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:19:00 +0200

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