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ZTE and Orange bring 5G connectivity to Spain

Orange and ZTE demo various 5G applications in Spain

Although ZTE is also affected by various bans similar to those imposed by the US on Huawei, this Chinese brand seems to be doing all right in Spain. Yesterday, Orange and its Chinese partner have shown various 5G applications at t...
Microsoft Edge on Windows 7 (Source: Microsoft Edge Blog)

Chromium-based Microsoft Edge for Windows 7 and 8.1 now available for download

Although these are only the first preview builds to reach the public, those interested in trying Edge on Windows 7 and 8/8.1 can finally do so. Microsoft Edge now uses a Chromium core, the same that can be found inside Google Chro...
MSI giving away motherboards, video cards, and Steam gift cards in celebration of AMD's 50th anniversary (Source: MSI)

MSI giving away AM4 motherboards, Radeon VII graphics cards, and Steam gift cards in celebration of AMD's 50th anniversary

From now until the end of next week, a total of 12 grand prize winners will get an MSI X470 motherboard, Radeon VII graphics card, or 27-inch Optix FreeSync monitor. Users must follow MSI on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to be e...
This simple Note 10 design has been attracting many admirers. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)

Simple but effective new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro render will have you falling in love with it again

There has been plenty of contentious news about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 as of late, some of which may have taken some of the gloss off the phablet before it’s even released. However, a simple concept render of the Pro variant p...
Image via Microsoft

Microsoft now offers a cheaper 15-inch Surface Book 2, but buying one doesn't make sense

Microsoft is now selling a cheaper version of the Surface Book 2 15. The new model swaps the Core i7 CPU for a Core i5 and drops the dedicated GTX 1060 GPU. However, at $2000, the Core i5 Surface Book 2 15 is hardly a bargain cons...
Jun 19
Does the Sony IMX 586 have new competition? (Source: Sony)

Omnivision releases its own 48MP sensor for smartphones

Omnivision has announced the OV48B, this company's first 48MP image sensor. Like the Sony IMX 586, it has pixels of 0.8 microns in size that can bin the data it captures into a high-resolution 12MP image. The OV48B can also record...
The Xiaomi M1904F3BC's front and rear panels. (Source: TENAA)

A new variation on or version of the Xiaomi Mi 9 may be on the way

A new certification for a phone called the Xiaomi M1904F3BC has allegedly been found on the TENAA website. It is depicted as having triple rear cameras in a straight line aligned with a corner of its black rear panel, a waterdrop ...
The Lenovo L78121 may be the Z6, given a pop-up camera by some unverified rumors. (Source: YouTube)

New 8GB, Snapdragon 730-powered Lenovo phone appears on Geekbench

A Lenovo device with the novel model number L78121 has posted several scores already on the Geekbench website. It is powered by a chipset also found on results for other phones with the Snapdragon 730 SoC. This new mid-ranger's sc...
The P30 Pro. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei brings DC dimming to the P30 Pro

PWM sensitive people rejoice! You now have one more OLED smartphone to choose from thanks to Huawei bringing DC dimming to the P30 Pro. The feature comes bundled in EMUI 9.1.0.178, which includes a host of other refinements too.
Intel, Qualcomm and Xilinx are concerned about the considerable profit losses caused by the Huawei bans. (Source: CNN)

Intel and Qualcomm want the Huawei bans lifted

The Huawei bans prove to be source of concern for industry giants like Intel, Qualcomm and Xilinx, as profit predictions signal significant losses. In order to mitigate such dire consequences, these companies reportedly pressed th...
Perf-V: An FPGA based RISC-V developer board, which costs US$79. (Image source: Seeedstudio)

Perf-V: An FPGA based RISC-V developer board, which costs US$79

The PerfXLab Perf-V is an FPGA based RISC-V developer board that comes with 256 MB of DDR3 RAM along with 8 MB of FPGA and 8 MB of RISC-V flash storage. The board features a host of connectors and interfaces, while it can be progr...
Trump hoped to sway the outcome of the ongoing trade wars with the Huawei bans, but China is still not backing down. (Source: Investors.com)

Report warns laptop prices could increase 19% due to Trump's tariffs

Trump initially postponed the second wave of tariffs in hopes for an eventual agreement with the Chinese government, then snapped back with 15% increased tariffs and the Huawei ban shortly after, yet China does not seem to be move...
Motorola One Action render

Motorola One Action hits FCC

Shortly after its full specs surfaced online, the upcoming Motorola One Action was spotted on FCC's website. This listing confirms the specs that became public last week, including the Exynos 9609 processor, up to 4 GB of memory a...
The Sony Xperia 1 sequel is shaping up as a photography monster. (Source: @Samsung_News)

Sony's hexa-camera smartphone is shaping up as a mobile photography beast

The Sony Xperia 1 is the company's most cohesive flagship smartphone in years. It has got virtually all the right ingredients expected in a flagship smartphone, but it sequel looks set to ramp things up even further in the camera ...
Apparently, the 10th generation Core i series will include a mix of architectures. (Image source: Intel)

Intel Core i7-10510U and Core i5-10210U disappoint on Geekbench with lower scores than the Ryzen 7 3700U and Ryzen 5 3500U

Listings for the Core i7-10510U and Core i5-10210U have appeared on Geekbench, although their scores should be no cause of worry for AMD. The chips are outgunned by not only the Ryzen 7 3700U and Ryzen 5 3500U but also the current...
Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

June 2019 update. Upper class. Up until a few years ago, high-end smartphones were usually in the price range of between 500 and 600 USD/Euros, but this segment is now occupied by upper class models and older high-end smartphones. The latter might not be new anymore, but are still good alternatives.
Oppo June 26 launch event teaser (Source: Indiashopps News)

Oppo's under-display camera smartphone might arrive next week

Showcased last month, Oppo's under-display camera technology seems to be ready for the masses. A recently released poster carries the "not only comprehensive" slogan and suggests that the company's next handset will carry more tha...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro. (Source: OnLeaks/PriceBaba)

Galaxy Note 10 locked in for August 7 Unpacked event in New York

Samsung has locked in August 7 to officially debut its much leaked, discussed and eagerly anticipated Galaxy Note 10. The sequel to the highly-regarded Galaxy Note 9 will launch almost exactly 12 months apart at the same New York ...
Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

June 2019 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 160 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Top 10 Camera Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Camera Smartphones

June 2019 Update. Smile please! Here you will find the best smartphones for digital photography including a big picture comparison. Our list of the best camera smartphones is regularly updated, maintained, and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

June 2019 Update Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>90cm²)

June 2019 Update. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen surface areas above 90 cm² - we have reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

June 2019 Update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the best multimedia notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
HP EliteBook 735 G6 and 745 G6 get 2nd generation Ryzen 7 3700U options (Source: HP)

HP EliteBook 735 G6 and 745 G6 coming with 2nd generation Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U options

The processor upgrade will being the AMD-powered business laptops more in line with their Intel Whiskey Lake-U counterparts in terms of raw performance. Both subnotebooks will begin shipping this month for a starting price of abou...
The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X reached a clock rate of 4,300 MHz. (Image source: PCGamesN)

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X ES confirmed as Geekbench-wrecking record-breaker

It has been confirmed that it was one of AMD’s new Matisse desktop processors that smashed its way through Geekbench’s multi-core test recently; more precisely it was a Ryzen 9 3950X engineering sample (ES). Apparently, the system...
Huawei MateBook D with Ryzen 5 and 256 GB SSD is only $500 right now (Image source: Newegg)

Deal | Huawei MateBook D with Ryzen 5 and 256 GB SSD is only $500 right now

Not turned off by Huawei's turbulent business practices? Many of its products have been getting cheaper and cheaper to attract more eyes. The latest is the entry-level MateBook D Ultrabook now retailing for about half the price of...
Dell's XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 offers a display with 500-nit brightness. (Image source: Dell)

Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 coming in July or August

There has been an update in regard to the release schedule for Dell’s new XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 convertible. It was originally expected to be made available on July 10, but it seems potential purchasers will have to wait a bit longer...
Realme 3 Smartphone Hands-on Review

Realme 3 Smartphone Hands-on Review — Helio P70 mid-ranger for not-so-deep pockets

Third time's the charm? The Realme 3 comes within six months of the launch of the popular Realme 2 with an aim to correct some of the deficiencies of its older cousin while offering an updated design, new software, and beefed-up internals. The Realme 3 offers excellent value in the sub-₹10,000 (~US$150) market but is not without rivals. For all its niceties under the hood, can the Realme 3 really rise above the competition? Our hands-on review seeks to answer just that.
Mediatek Helio P70 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.22" | 175 g
The LG V40 ThinQ. (Image source: LG)

LG finally rolls out Android Pie to the unlocked V40 ThinQ

Cue terrible baked pastry related puns as LG has released Android 9.0 Pie to the unlocked version of the V40 ThinQ. The company has kept to its promise of delivering the system update within Q2 2019, just. The update is available ...
Jun 18
Huawei's teaser for the Nova 5 Pro. (Source: Weibo)

Huawei Nova 5 Pro officially exists, posts impressive Antutu score

The Nova 5 is the subject of Huawei's next smartphone release. It has been rumored to launch alongside a few variants, including a Pro version. The OEM has now issued a teaser for this device, which has also allegedly gained an An...
Vivo IQOO

87% Vivo IQOO Smartphone Review

A cheap gaming smartphone with a few tricks up its sleeve. Vivo is back, and this time it has brought an affordable gaming smartphone to market. The IQOO has vapour chamber cooling, touch-sensitive shoulder buttons and an engrossing 6.41-inch AMOLED display. Vivo has included a Snapdragon 855 SoC too, which should help it keep pace with modern flagships. Read on to find out if the Vivo IQOO can live up to expectations.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.41" | 196 g
Review of the Dell Inspiron 15 3585: Locked-In Office Ryzen

78% Review of the Dell Inspiron 15 3585: Locked-In Office Ryzen

Master of throttling. Dell's entry-level Inspiron series is also available with AMD processors. Unfortunately, the Ryzen 3 2300U's CPU was badly restricted and unable to unleash its full potential, and Dell's cooling solution was running almost at its limit. Nevertheless, even a severely limited Ryzen can have its upsides, as our test shows.
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
The Navi 10-based Radeon RX 5700 series should be available in July. (Image source: AWX)

Navi 12, 14, 21, and Lite variants of AMD's latest GPU range revealed in Linux driver code; RX 5800 could take on the GeForce RTX 2080

References to Navi 10, 12, 14, and 21 have appeared in lines of Linux driver code. AMD has already revealed the Navi 10-based RX 5700 XT and RX 5700, and it seems that there will be quite a few more GPUs to be released down the ro...
AMD is also expected to launch a 64-core / 128-thread EPYC CPU. (Source: AMD)

AMD 32-core / 64-thread EPYC 7452 7 nm CPU spotted in benchmarks, 2X faster than similarly-priced Intel chips

OpenBenchmarking briefly leaked a set of tests that proves the superiority of AMD's EPYC 7 nm CPUs over Intel's current Xeon Gold models. The comparison may seem unfair since the AMD CPU comes with 32 cores and the Intel one only ...
Part of the Google Pay P2P interface. (Source: 9to5Google)

Google will terminate its UK P2P service later in 2019

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) is one of several functions that were amalgamated under the Google Pay name in 2018. It has still been available in the UK market, however, and allows users to send payments to others using a balance stored in a...
The new patent comes with a larger unfolded screen and sturdier, more elegant hinges. (Source: Let's Go Digital)

Huawei patents double-folding phone concept

The successor of the already postponed Mate X could come with a larger screen that folds on each side. Huawei's new patent also reveals sturdier hinges with a more elegant look, multiple modes including desk-stand, laptop and tabl...
Dell G7 17 7790 (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

85% Dell G7 17 7790 (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Now with blue heat pipes. The latest mid-range gaming laptop from Dell incorporates features from both the entry-level G3 series and the higher-end Alienware series. Even so, the system is relatively heavy and even heavier than the 17.3-inch Alienware m17 by several hundred grams.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 17.3" | 3.2 kg
The Xperia 1. (Source: T3)

There's a new super Sony Xperia flagship on the way

The highly anticipated Sony Xperia 1 only just went on sale last week, so it's a tad surprising that Sony apparently already has another flagship on the way. Launch is billed for July 9, and the device is expected to feature both ...
The Honor 20 Pro. (Source: Pocket Lint)

Holding strong: Huawei has already shipped a million Honor 20 units

Huawei's sub-brand, Honor, launched the Honor 20 phones in China two weeks ago. Only the regular Honor 20 has been on sale in that market since, though, and the company has confirmed that it has already shipped a million units of ...
Huawei P Smart Z Smartphone Review

84% Huawei P Smart Z Review: Mid-range smartphone with a pop-up camera

Small bezels and a lot of display. The pop-up camera has arrived in the mid-range. The P Smart Z from Huawei combines premium features such as the pop-up camera with a price in the mid-range segment. However, the implementation of the Huawei smartphones is not always successful and still leaves room for improvements.
HiSilicon Kirin 710 | ARM Mali-G51 MP4 | 6.59" | 197 g
Renders based on the Samsung dual display phone (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung allegedly patents a selfie-friendly dual-display phone

A patent attributed to the OEM Samsung has been posted online, showing a phone with a truncated display on its rear panel. The front of this device appears to lack cameras of any kind, suggesting that the secondary screen takes ov...
Cochlear will be able to market the Nucleus Profile Plus soon. (Source: Cochlear)

The FDA approves Cochlear's Nucleus Profile Plus, a hearing-aid implant that can control an Android phone

The Nucleus Profile Plus is a freshly-approved hearing aid from Cochlear that can connect to an Android phone using Google's new, improved ASHA protocol for this purpose. It allows those with aural impairments to control, stream f...
ASMedia will be offering B550 and A520 chipsets for the new Ryzen 3000 processors. (Source: Hardware.info)

ASMedia to produce AMD B550 and A520 chipsets based on PCIe 3.0, PCIe 4.0 only in 2020

ASMedia has reportedly landed orders to make AMD B550 and A520 chipsets for the Ryzen 3000 platform and will be supplying the same to motherboard OEMs by Q4 2019. These chipsets will continue to be based on PCIe 3.0 as PCIe 4.0 is...
The original Honor 9 series may be getting a 2019 refresh. (Source: GSMArena)

The 9X Pro could be Honor's first phone to use the new Kirin 810 processor

The Kirin 810 may be introduced with the upcoming Nova 5 phone from Huawei. Now, it appears that Honor also has access to this new, mid-range SoC. This brand is rumored to use it to make a new device, the 9X Pro.
Nvidia's CEO Jensen Huang has announced it is making its GPUs compatible with ARM. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia partnering with ARM on exascale supercomputers

Nvidia is once again partnering with ARM, however this time around it plans to further its plans to support the rise of exascale computing. The two companies have partnered on Nvidia's Tegra chips and on the custom processor power...
Apple's first 5G iPhone will have to wait until 2020. (Source: Apple)

Ming-Chi Kuo: 2020 iPhones will go all OLED, include 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch 5G models

The usually reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to launch its first 5G iPhone in 2020. He also expects we will see a new smaller 5.4-inch model along with a larger 6.7-inch device both with 5G connectivity. The iPhon...

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