Smartphones

Update 05/20, 9pm: Following last week's ban and Google's suspension of business operations with Huawei, the U.S. Commerce Department has issued a new waiver for the company to continue purchasing limited goods from U.S. companies for maintenance purposes. Under the 90 day waiver, Huawei will be allowed to purchase hardware and software services to maintain current infrastructure as well as provide software updates for existing Huawei Android devices. As noted by Reuters, however, Huawei is still banned from buying parts and equipment for manufacturing new devices – meaning that as things currently stand, the company can only keep building affected products until their stockpiles run out. While the waiver itself is initially only for 90 days, it can be extended as necessary by the U.S...

Motorola Announces One Vision with Exynos 9609

Last week Motorola announces a new addition to its product line-up: The One Vision. The “One” series is a higher mid-tier value series by the company targeting a better...

4 by Andrei Frumusanu 13 hours ago

Hands on with the Realme 3 Pro: 6.3-inch Phone with Snapdragon 710 For Under €200

Midrange smartphones are the main market for volume sales. Over the years companies have tried to attack this segment with aggressive specifications followed by exuberant pricing, with a select...

17 by Ian Cutress 15 hours ago

Sony's Flagship Xperia 1 21:9 Smartphone Gets a Launch Date: July 12th for $950

Sony has finally given its flagship Xperia 1 smartphone an official launch date and price. The handset, which features a large 21:9 OLED display that supports wide color gamuts...

31 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

Huawei Launches Mate 20 X 5G in the UK: Available in June

The Mate 20 X 5G had been announced by Huawei some months ago, and we saw the first European launch of the phone on Switzerland’s Sunrise two weeks ago...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu 4 days ago

Samsung & Verizon Launch the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G in the US

Samsung and Verizon on Thursday officially started sales of the Galaxy S10 5G smartphone in the US. The handset is immediately available exclusively with a Verizon contract whether it...

3 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

Samsung Reveals Galaxy S10 5G Launch Dates in the UK

Samsung has announced launch dates for its Galaxy S10 5G smartphone in the UK. The handset will be available for pre-order a week from now and will ship to...

5 by Anton Shilov 5 days ago

OnePlus Teases the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G: Seven Pro + 5G Later This Year

Alongside their new OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro smartphones, OnePlus also used their UK event this afternoon to tease their first 5G-capable smartphone: the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G...

3 by Anton Shilov 6 days ago

OnePlus Announces The OnePlus 7 & OnePlus 7 Pro: Upping The Ante

We’ve been with OnePlus since the One back in 2014. Over the years we’ve seen the company’s products have a large impact on the industry and particularly with the...

67 by Andrei Frumusanu 6 days ago

OnePlus 7 Series Launch in London: A Live Blog (Starts 3pm UTC / 4pm BST)

Today OnePlus is launching the new OnePlus 7 at simultaneous events around the world - we're live from the European London venue. Rumours have been floating around that OnePlus...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu 6 days ago

Samsung Unveils 64 MP & 48 MP ISOCELL Bright Image Sensors for Smartphones

Samsung has introduced two new 0.8-μm image sensors for use in upcoming smartphones. The new sensors are the 48 MP ISOCELL Bright GM2 for advanced handsets as well as...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2019

Google Announces Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL: Mid-Range Phones With Flagship Camera

Google’s Pixel smartphone line-up has been a mainstay of the industry for a few years now. We’re all familiar with devices such as the latest Pixel 3 which is...

72 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/7/2019

AirUnleashed Wireless Charging Mat: An Attempt at an Apple AirPower

When Apple cancelled its AirPower wireless charging mat earlier this year, many users of the company’s latest devices got upset, yet spawned a number of third-party options that offer...

23 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2019

Switzerland's Sunrise Starts Selling Huawei Mate 20X 5G & Xiaomi MIX3 5G Phones

Today Switzerland’s Sunrise has premiered the new Xiaomi MIX3 5G as well as the Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) as its launch 5G devices, and has started selling them...

0 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/2/2019

Apple Q2 FY 2019 Earnings Report: iPhone Struggles But iPad And Services Expand

Today Apple announced their earnings for the second quarter of their 2019 fiscal year. Revenue was down 5.1% to $58.0 billion this quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was...

23 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2019

The LG G8 Review: Solid, But Not Great

Only a few years ago LG was largely considered one of the top smartphone brands, competing alongside Samsung and the likes of HTC for marketshare. In the last few...

69 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/30/2019

LG To Close Korean Phone Manufacturing Plants - Relying On Cheaper Overseas Factories

LG’s mobile division has seen a tough couple of years – the last few generation of smartphones haven’t been very successful for the company, and consequently the division has...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/25/2019

Hands On with the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom: 6.6-inch OLED with No Notch and Popup Selfie Camera

There are two distinct lines of development in the modern high-end smartphone space: the move to full screen devices, and the premium feature that makes a user go ‘wow’...

56 by Ian Cutress on 4/24/2019

OPPO Reno Series Western Launch: A Live Blog (2pm CET)

Following the launch of the Chinese Reno variants last week, OPPO is in Zurich today with the variants for the western markets, with a few differences specific to the...

6 by Ian Cutress on 4/24/2019

Meizu Releases The 16s: 48MP and Snapdragon 855

Meizu is one of the Chinese vendors that we had covered early on over the last few years. One of the early issues with the company’s flagships is that...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/24/2019

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