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The ROG Phone 7 Ultimate. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Asus ROG Phone 8 series tipped to launch with Android 14 and 65W charging in new leaks

Asus' hints at the imminent launch of next-gen performance-dedicated premium Android smartphones seem backed up in new leaks apparently pointing to OS and SoC upgrades in the upcoming ROG Phone 8 series. Then again, these potentia...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 Nov 2023 21:29
RedMagic teases the 9 Pro. (Source: RedMagic)

RedMagic 9 Pro-series: Color options for next-gen futuristic flagship smartphones unveiled

RedMagic boasts that it will unveil the ultimate candy-bar smartphone later in November 2023, thanks to its new, camera hump-free design. Now, the brand has previewed this new chassis in terms of its color options. 9 Pro-series sm...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 Nov 2023 18:47
The Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus might be capable of even better photos now. (Source: Redmi)

Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus upgrades to End-to-End AI 200MP photography in latest OTA

Xiaomi has announced that its latest mid-tier Android flagship smartphone, the Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus, is now capable of improved photography with its 200MP main camera thanks to its latest software upgrade. It confers a new End-t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 Nov 2023 15:50
Lenovo Tab M10 5G

83% Lenovo Tab M10 5G in review – Tablet with mobile connections and long battery life

Master of endurance. The Lenovo Tab M10 5G could offer a bit more performance, especially when compared to its rivals. But if you're okay with mid-range power and appreciate occasional charging in addition to a 90 Hz display without PWM, this tablet could be the one for you. We will take a closer look at the tablet's strengths and weaknesses during this test.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 619 | 10.60" | 490 g
Florian Schmitt, 15 Nov 2023 10:47
The Realme GT5 Pro(?). (Source: Xiaoyu Review via Weibo)

Realme GT5 Pro hyped as dual-engine flagship smartphone with new design leak

Realme has confirmed that its next GT-series Android smartphone will launch as a "dual-engine flagship" with a unique combination of features soon. In the meantime, its rear panel has starred in a new leak that purports to flaunt ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 14 Nov 2023 22:04
Some "Galaxy S24" dummy units. (Source: Sonny Dickson via Twitter/X)

Samsung Galaxy S24: Latest design leak disputed on Twitter/X

Samsung's next trio of flagship Android smartphones are alleged to have appeared on Twitter/X in advance of their launch - albeit possibly in the form of non-working demo units. The new leak purports to confirm each top-end S24-se...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 14 Nov 2023 19:20
Could the camera hump boom finally be over? (Source: RedMagic)

RedMagic 9 Pro preview reveals outstandingly non-existent camera hump

RedMagic claims to bring something new and potentially long-awaited to the Android smartphone world with its upcoming 9 Pro-series flagships: a completely symmetrical profile without a giant protruding camera hump. Even though the...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 14 Nov 2023 18:02
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 also comes with a 67-watt power adapter.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 review: Xiaomi's new high-end foldable only available as a Chinese import

With high-end features, the 8.03-inch Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 is competing against foldable top dogs such as the Google Pixel Fold and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, and at a very competitive price. Officially, it is only available in Chin...
Manuel Masiero, 14 Nov 2023 00:45
RedMagic hypes the 9 Pro series. (Source: RedMagic)

RedMagic 9 Pro: Next-gen high-performance flagship Android smartphones set to launch in November 2023

RedMagic has set the date on which its next-gen flagship Android smartphones will be unleashed. They are backed to improve on their 8 Pro and Pro Plus forebears with an even more premium SoC and all-round performance that should g...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 Nov 2023 18:28
The Meizu 21's display chin, measured. (Source: Meizu)

Meizu 21 aims to kill the chin in teaser for imminent launch

Meizu hints that its upcoming flagship Android smartphone is coming for the Xiaomi 14 in terms of ultra-narrow-bezel screens. The 21 is touted to put an end to the display chin (or disproportionately thick bottom border) with an a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 Nov 2023 17:52
A OnePlus 12 design leak. (Source: @OnLeaks x SmartPrix)

OnePlus 12 cleared for global launch in new leak

The OnePlus 12 is an upcoming flagship Android smartphone thought to launch with specific variants for the Chinese and international markets, even if they only differ in terms of model number. Now, the latter has appeared in what ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 12 Nov 2023 17:10
A Vivo X100 hype shot. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo X100 and X100 Pro tipped to bring MediaTek Dimensity 9300 to global market

The Vivo X100 and X100 Pro are upcoming premium Android smartphones that will be unleashed on markets outside China, according to a new leak. Furthermore, both devices might bring the all-new flagship-grade MediaTek Dimensity 9300...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 12 Nov 2023 16:34
A "Galaxy A25" render. (Source: Android Headlines)

Samsung Galaxy A25 5G: Imminent launch signalled by new leak

More evidence that the next generation of Samsung's Galaxy A series is ready to go has emerged. It is believed to launch as the most direct successor to one of its most affordable 5G variants of 2022, and has reportedly just been ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 Nov 2023 19:15
The Honor 70 series. (Source: Honor)

Honor 100 charging upgrade potentially spoiled in new leak

The vanilla Honor 100 will launch with the same generational charging upgrade as its Pro sibling - according to a new leak, at least. The upcoming Android smartphones' reveal may have been pre-empted by their appearance on the 3C...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 Nov 2023 17:02
The Galaxy M44 is here...sort of. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy M44 5G makes debut as new mid-range smartphone with former flagship features

Samsung's latest product for the South Korean market is pitched as a business device - however, a closer look reveals that it is not just any work smartphone, but one with some of the same specs as the Galaxy S21. This ex-flagship...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 Nov 2023 15:47
ThinkPad X1 Carbon G11 Max: A boon for traveling memory junkies

ThinkPad X1 Carbon G11 Max: A boon for traveling memory junkies

Some people need more memory than everyone else - especially when virtualization comes into play. Often, laptops with a high amount of RAM are pretty big or heavy. The key selling point of the maximum configuration of the Lenovo T...
Benjamin Herzig, 11 Nov 2023 08:43
Google Pixel 8 Pro (photo: Daniel Schmidt)

Google Pixel 8 Pro – Although convincing in the test, it is not a smartphone for everyone

Many years of updates, a bright OLED display, a thick battery, stereo speakers, an extensive camera setup, and much more: this is the Pixel 8 Pro. But behind many of the great features also hide some details that could be dealbrea...
Daniel Schmidt, 10 Nov 2023 20:12
A "Reno11" smartphone in the wild(?). (Source: Digital Chat Station via Weibo)

OPPO Reno11 line-up, specs and camera tidbits emerge in new leak

The Reno11 series are upcoming Android smartphones thought to benefit from their Hasselblad-linked OEM's latest camera optimizations despite their mid-range status. There might be fewer variants than usual in this generation, alth...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 10 Nov 2023 19:23
The Find X6 Pro. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO Find X7 Pro tipped to beat even Samsung Galaxy S25 Ultra with new Hasselblad HyperTone cameras

OPPO's next Android flagship smartphone will boast rear cameras that will stay "unbeatable" for up to two years after their launch, according to a famous leaker. This new rumor has broken following an OEM preview of its new HyperT...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 Nov 2023 17:01
Xiaomi has made it difficult for HyperOS users to unlock their bootloaders (image via Xiaomi)

Xiaomi HyperOS: No OTA updates for users with unlocked bootloaders

Xiaomi smartphones with HyperOS will not permit bootloader unlocking out of the box. Those who want to do so will have to request permission via Xiaomi's community forums.
Anil Ganti, 09 Nov 2023 02:11
Foldable smartphones could get more affordable in 2024 (image via own)

Affordable foldable smartphones from Samsung and Huawei reportedly coming next year

A new report says that Samsung plans to launch a new, non-premium foldable smartphone in 2024-25. Earlier rumours suggested it could be launched under the Galaxy A brand for around US$800.
Anil Ganti, 08 Nov 2023 23:23
The Power Armor 18T Ultra. (Source: Ulefone)

Ulefone Power Armor 18 Ultra series previewed as upcoming performance-focused rugged smartphones

Ulefone has announced that its new Power Armor-series smartphones will be unleashed during November 2023, on a day well-known for sales and deals. The 18 Ultra and 18T Ultra are touted as an answer to Google's Pixel 8 Pro, in that...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 08 Nov 2023 19:24
 (photo: Daniel Schmidt)

89% Google Pixel 8 Pro review - Powerful Android smartphone with seven years of updates

Impressive AI. This year, the Google Pixel 8 Pro shows improvements in many places, particularly with some overall optimizations of the cameras. But the secret highlight are the many new AI features of the smartphone and the seven years of guaranteed updates. Find out everything in our test.
Google Tensor G3 | ARM Mali-G715 MP7 | 6.70" | 213 g
Daniel Schmidt, 08 Nov 2023 18:54
A GT5 Pro design leak. (Source: TENAA)

Realme GT5 Pro set to launch with 3,000-nit high-brightness display

Realme has announced that it will "surpass its peers" with an industry-leading spec for its next flagship Android smartphone. The GT5 Pro will have the latest on-trend feature for mobile device displays: an ultra-high brightness t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 07 Nov 2023 21:26
The 12 series. (Source: iQOO)

iQOO 12 Pro debuts as world-first up-to-3,000-nit 144Hz display Android smartphones

The iQOO 12 and 12 Pro are the latest flagship Android smartphones to launch with Qualcomm's newest premium Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. The two new devices augment its potential for top-end performance with a "self-developed" co-p...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 07 Nov 2023 19:32
The titanium coating on the Apple iPhone 15 Pro significantly reduces weight.

The Apple iPhone 15 Pro excels during testing

Apple has developed an outstanding smartphone, the iPhone 15 Pro while introducing a few new features. In this summary, we present our test results for your consideration.
Florian Schmitt, 07 Nov 2023 10:44
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3

88% Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 review: Foldable high-end smartphone with cosmetic flaw

Almost perfect. With the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, up to 16 GB of RAM and a 6x camera, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 clearly belongs to the high-end smartphone class, but is still comparatively well-priced. Officially, the 8.03-inch AMOLED foldable is reserved for the Chinese market, which also affects mobile phone coverage. Our review clarifies whether an import purchase is worth it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 | Qualcomm Adreno 740 | 8.03" | 259 g
Manuel Masiero, 07 Nov 2023 04:55
Apple iPhone 15 Plus (photo: Daniel Schmidt)

Apple iPhone 15 Plus – Forced to be worse

Although the more affordable large iPhone is able to deliver some results in our test that are to a large extent convincing, it also reveals some deficits that might turn into show stoppers for some interested buyers. So should yo...
Daniel Schmidt, 07 Nov 2023 01:27
The MediaTek Dimensity 9300 flexes its all-p-core muscles on Geekbench (image via MediaTek)

MediaTek Dimensity 9300 powered Vivo X100 blazes past Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Exynos 2400 and Apple A17 Pro in Geekbench

A fresh round of MediaTek Dimensity 9300 Geekbench scores have emerged online alongside the Vivo X100 Pro. In some runs, the SoC manages a multi-core score of 7,900, putting it ahead of all of its competitors.
Anil Ganti, 06 Nov 2023 20:26
Pixelworks and MediaTek partner up again. (Source: Pixelworks)

MediaTek Dimensity 9300-powered smartphones backed to deliver superior image quality with Pixelworks tie-in

The image processing solution company Pixelworks has partnered with MediaTek to bring "significantly" enhanced picture output to the Dimensity 9300 processor. The custom tweaks are rated to bring increased color-accuracy and smoot...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 Nov 2023 17:14
MediaTek Dimensity 9300 goes for an all-performance core design. (Image Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek Dimensity 9300 foregoes efficiency cores for quad-Cortex-X4 config, up to 40% higher peak performance with 33% power savings over Dimensity 9200

MediaTek has taken wraps of its much-vaunted Dimensity 9300 SoC today. The Dimensity 9300 distinguishes itself from the competition by opting for an all-performance core design that includes four Cortex-X4 cores. MediaTek claims massive performance and power efficiency gains along with the significantly powerful Immortalis-G720 12-core GPU and APU 790 that enables on-device generative AI.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 06 Nov 2023 14:41
The Vivo X100 in the wild(?). (Source: You old Xu a via Weibo)

Vivo X100 design and specs seemingly confirmed in latest leaks

The Vivo X100 is thought to launch as a premium Android smartphone with MediaTek's newest flagship Dimensity 9300 processor and an on-trend design complete with colossal quadruple rear camera hump. Now, both of those rumors may be...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 Nov 2023 17:26
Apple iPhone 15 Plus review – The iPhone with an extra-large display and powerful battery

90% Apple iPhone 15 Plus review – The iPhone with an extra-large display and powerful battery

Finally USB, but only slow. Not only does the iPhone 15 Plus offer a large display, but it also gets the Dynamic Island for the first time this year. In addition, there is a higher resolution main camera, a slightly more powerful battery, more computing power, and USB-C. All that, Apple tops with a slightly lower price than last year.
Apple A16 Bionic | Apple A16 GPU 5-Core | 6.70" | 201 g
Daniel Schmidt, 05 Nov 2023 00:40
iQOO touts its upcoming 12-series smartphones. (Source: iQOO)

iQOO 12 touted to launch with Android 14, up to 16GB of RAM and cutting-edge battery tech

iQOO is adamant that its new 12-series smartphones will be the fastest Android flagships around, and not just due to their new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 platforms. They are touted to upgrade to a new kind of battery, touted for ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 Nov 2023 18:03
The Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active5 tipped to launch soon

Samsung is now rumored to launch a successor to the durability- and security-focused Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro, to be released in 2024, said to come in 5G- and non-5G-capable variants. Evidence of its existence has surfaced in a new ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 Nov 2023 21:55
The iQOO 12 series: really the fastest yet? (Source: iQOO)

iQOO 12 Pro tipped to take leading position in Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 race with new 2K 144Hz display

iQOO asserts that its upcoming flagship Android smartphone will have an "industry-first" display on its launch. The 12 Pro will rock the latest Samsung OLED mobile display technology, set to a class-leading refresh rate by its OEM...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 Nov 2023 19:53
The Motorola Moto G84 is a high-quality smartphone for a low price. Its ample storage and bright OLED display are unique within this price range.

Motorola Moto G84 – This mid-range phone offers a lot for its price

The Moto G84 is Motorola's current top-of-the-range mid-range series, which achieved good marks in our test thanks to its bright OLED screen, flexible camera system and large amount of storage. We have summarized our findings for ...
Florian Schmitt, 02 Nov 2023 17:24
The Apple iPhone 15 is once again an excellent smartphone that has been upgraded, especially the camera

Apple iPhone 15 – The zoom camera performs admirably during testing

We have recently tested the Apple iPhone 15 and find it to be yet another fantastic smartphone. Can, however, all of the advances be convincing? We summarize our findings.
Florian Schmitt, 02 Nov 2023 15:59
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy will come with a blazing-fast GPU (image via Qualcomm)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy GPU clock speed revealed by new leak

Ice Universe has confirmed that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy will get an overclocked GPU. It will operate at roughly 100 MHz higher than the Adreno 750 found on the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
Anil Ganti, 02 Nov 2023 15:17
Apple plans to manufacture more iPhones in India in the coming years (image via own)

iPhone 17 mass production to kick off in India in 2024

The iPhone 17 will be the first of its kind to be produced in India before launch. It will be assembled on Wistron's assembly line, which was acquired by Tata a few weeks ago.
Anil Ganti, 02 Nov 2023 11:04
Oukitel WP30 Pro

83% Oukitel WP30 Pro smartphone review - Huge battery, night vision camera and secondary display

Robust Rolex replacement. The bulky Oukitel WP30 Pro is also suitable for very difficult environments, lasts for a long time, and can even see in the dark with its camera. Another special feature is the second touchscreen on the back. Is the outdoor phone just unusual or also usable in everyday life?
MediaTek Dimensity 8050 | ARM Mali-G77 MP9 | 6.78" | 414 g
Florian Schmitt, 02 Nov 2023 09:05
The box of the Motorola Moto G54 also includes a 20-Watt charger.

Motorola Moto G54 – The 200-Euro smartphone delivers a convincing performance in our test

Even though the price of the Motorola Moto G54 starts from only 200 Euros (~$211), it delivers an overall performance that is above average for its price class. We summarize all the strengths of the 6.5-inch smartphone for you her...
Manuel Masiero, 01 Nov 2023 17:00
Motorola Moto G84

82% Motorola Moto G84 5G smartphone review – Bright OLED & lots of storage for under US$350

Slim and colorful. The Moto G84 costs about US$320. It features a bright OLED screen within a compact and relatively lightweight case. However, its mid-range competition is rife, which begs the question: Is the Motorola Moto G84 worth purchasing?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 619 | 6.50" | 166.8 g
Florian Schmitt, 01 Nov 2023 14:11
The 12 series' new vegan leather finish. (Source: iQOO)

iQOO 12 Pro tipped to launch with performance upgrade and charging downgrade in latest leaks

The iQOO 11 Pro zoomed onto the Chinese premium Android smartphone market with the hallmark of ultra-fast 200W charging. Its successor, however, is now believed to have dropped that upgrade in favor of a last-gen spec that, while ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 31 Oct 2023 19:06
A "OnePlus 12" render. (Source: OnLeaks x SmartPrix)

OnePlus 12 pops up on Geekbench with OxygenOS 14, 16GB of RAM and juicy new code-name

OnePlus's next flagship smartphone has now started to surface on Geekbench, with a model number most likely belonging to a global unit of the upcoming, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-powered 12. This new detail is corroborated in other leaks,...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 31 Oct 2023 17:36
A leaked "Realme GT5 Pro" mugshot. (Source: TENAA)

Realme GT5 Pro pegged as fastest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 smartphone yet in slightly dodgy new leak

Realme asserts that its GT5 Pro will be the next premium Android smartphone to launch with the new top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; now, a new leak asserts that it will also be the most powerful device with the same platform. Its alleg...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Oct 2023 19:06
With cellular connection, the customer has no way of influencing the speeds that he or she is getting. (Image source: Unsplash)

It's time to stop taking multi-gigabit cellular modems seriously

CheckMag When getting a laptop with a Gig+ Wi-Fi card such as the AX200, consumers know they are getting at least 900 Mbps in either direction. In contrast, download/upload rates smartphone chip makers such as Qualcomm mention in media rel...
Sergey Tarasov, 30 Oct 2023 03:07
Motorola Moto G54

81% Motorola Moto G54 review - One of the best smartphones for less than 200 Euros

Smart buy. The Motorola Moto G54 shows that you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a good, well-rounded smartphone suitable for everyday tasks. The 6.5-inch smartphone from Motorola scores with a fast 120-Hz IPS display, a surprisingly good 50 MP camera, 5G including eSIM, and 256 GB of storage. Find out from our test how the Android 13 smartphone fares in practice.
MediaTek Dimensity 7020 | IMG BXM-8-256 | 6.50" | 177 g
Manuel Masiero, 29 Oct 2023 20:51
The A79 5G. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO A79 5G launches as Android 13 smartphone with a flat 90Hz display for under US$250

The A79 5G is OPPO's latest Android smartphone for the Indian market. A unique Glowing Feather Design finish is applied to a flat-edged, flat-screened device in two attractive new colors, which also boasts a 50MP main camera, dual...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 29 Oct 2023 16:48
Dragon Crystal Glass debuts in the 14 Pro. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi 14 Pro backed for Gorilla Glass Victus 2-beating durability with new Dragon Crystal Glass

Xiaomi has now provided a deeper dive into one of its new flagship smartphone's least predictable upgrades: a new form of protection for its premium 2K display. Dragon Crystal Glass has been made in-house by the OEM, rated for up ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 28 Oct 2023 18:29


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