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Google Pixel 8 Pro Android flagship

Deal | Google unveils massive Black Friday deals for Pixel 8 handsets and the Pixel Fold in the US

Set to begin at 3:30 AM ET on November 16 in the US, this year's Black Friday deals on the Google Store will push down the tech giant's mobile flagship devices by up to US$400 (Pixel Fold). The Pixel 8 will get a US$150 price cut ...
Codrut Nistor, 15 Nov 2023 23:57
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
The 8BitDo Ultimate Wireless game controller is directly compatible with the Steam Deck. (Image source: 8BitDo)

Deal | 8BitDo Ultimate Wireless game controller reaches lowest price yet on Amazon in 20% discount

The 8BitDo Ultimate wireless controller is 20% off on Amazon, reaching its all-time lowest price — as long as you get the black one. The controller includes a charging dock, and is compatible with everything from Windows and Andro...
Julian van der Merwe, 15 Nov 2023 19:12
The Redmi Note 13R Pro in a light gold finish. (Image source: China Telecom)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13R Pro turns up in pre-release leak

According to reports, Xiaomi is on the verge of launching the Redmi Note 13R Pro. Based on a new China Telecom leak, the Redmi Note 13R Pro is something of a Redmi Note 13 re-brand, which Xiaomi launched in China less than two mon...
Alex Alderson, 15 Nov 2023 19:09
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
The Xperia 10 V is now eligible for Android 14 in the EU and UK. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Sony brings new features and improvements to another modern Xperia smartphone with Android 14 update

Sony has released Android 14 for the Xperia 10 V, the second smartphone it has updated to Google's latest Android version. Arriving as 68.1.A.2.93, Android 14 brings various new features and improvements to the Xperia 10 V, albeit...
Alex Alderson, 14 Nov 2023 20:25
Nothing Chats is exclusive to the Phone (2) for now. (Image source: Nothing)

Nothing Phone (2) becomes first Android smartphone to receive official Apple iMessage support

Nothing has introduced 'Nothing Chats', an app that brings iMessage support to Android. Seemingly, Nothing has designed Nothing Chats to simplify the process of switching from iPhones to its latest smartphone, the Nothing Phone (2...
Alex Alderson, 14 Nov 2023 20:05
The Redmi Note 13 Pro may arrive globally under its name and the POCO X6 5G. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi POCO X6 5G emerges as Redmi Note 13 Pro re-brand

New information about the specifics of the POCO X6 5G has surfaced online. Seemingly, Xiaomi plans to re-use the Redmi Note 13 Pro for the POCO X6 5G, which it will offer globally. The POCO X6 5G may launch without the Redmi Note ...
Alex Alderson, 14 Nov 2023 19:30
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 Honor 100 and Honor 100 Pro are expected to share several features. (Image source: Honor)

Honor 100 and Honor 100 Pro to launch later this month with unusual designs

Honor has outlined initial details for the Honor 100 and Honor 100 Pro, its follow-ups to the Honor 90 series. Building on spring's Honor 90 series, the Honor 100 and Honor 100 Pro sport eye-catching and unusual designs, both with...
Alex Alderson, 14 Nov 2023 17:24
Repurpose that old laptop into something that serves a genuinely useful purpose (Credit: NotebookCheck)

5 things to do with that old laptop after upgrading to an M3 MacBook Pro

CheckMag If you've upgraded to the new M3 MacBook Pro or a Lenovo X1 Carbon, take a look at some of the options for repurposing your old hardware instead of selling, recycling or sending to landfill. Repurposing old hardware can be a rewar...
David Devey, 14 Nov 2023 14:29
The default 2 lens wide and ultrawide is the standard for all but the most expensive flagship phones (Credit: Notebookcheck)

Why the ultrawide has become the de facto second lens for all but the most premium smartphones

CheckMag The wide and ultrawide camera lenses seem to be the default setup for any phone that falls below the flagship tier. Who do we have to thank for this and are there any alternatives? If you aren't looking to spend top tier prices yo...
David Devey, 14 Nov 2023 13:53
The Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro are already being heavily discounted in Australia. (Source: Google)

Pixel 8 Pro receives its first discount, and it's massive

Just four weeks after its launch, the Google Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 are already receiving steep discounts in Australia. While it is not unusual for Google to discount its new Pixels over the Black Friday sales period, the discoun...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 14 Nov 2023 11:07
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
Vivo offers the X100 and X100 Pro in four colour options. (Image source: Vivo)

Vivo X100 and Vivo X100 Pro launch to take on Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 competition with MediaTek Dimensity 9300 and LPDDR5T RAM

Vivo has started selling the X100 and X100 Pro, its latest flagship smartphones. The Vivo X100 pair not only showcase MediaTek's Dimensity 9300 chipset but also LPDDR5T RAM. Vivo equips the X100 and X100 Pro with plenty of other f...
Alex Alderson, 13 Nov 2023 21:47
Samsung may not replace the Galaxy xCover6 Pro, pictured, until early next year. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy xCover7: Samsung's next rugged smartphone pictured ahead of probable 2024 launch

Official-looking render images of the Galaxy xCover7 have leaked online, likely a few months before Samsung refreshes its rugged smartphone series. Reputedly, the Galaxy xCover7 could be a Galaxy A55 in disguise, which is expected...
Alex Alderson, 13 Nov 2023 21:19
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
One UI 6 should reach over 30 devices by the end of the year in some capacity. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung confirms One UI 6 and Android 14 release schedule for over 30 devices including Galaxy A, Galaxy Z and Galaxy S smartphones

Samsung has revealed that over 30 devices will soon receive their first One UI 6 stable updates. Based on Android 14, One UI 6 will reach Galaxy A, Galaxy Z and Galaxy S smartphones, plus one Galaxy Tab tablet.
Alex Alderson, 13 Nov 2023 15:57
An alleged look at the Redmi K70. (Image source: Weibo via @stufflistings & @yabhishekhd)

Possible Xiaomi Redmi K70 and Redmi K70 Pro images surface online as executive teases late 2023 release

Xiaomi's CEO has started teasing the release of Redmi K70 smartphones, which is rumoured to launch globally in 2024 under the POCO F6 series. While the executive has hinted at a late 2023 release for the Redmi K70 series, images o...
Alex Alderson, 13 Nov 2023 14:43
The Samsung Galaxy A15 5G, as imagined by @OnLeaks. (Image source: @OnLeaks & TheTechOutlook)

Samsung Galaxy A15 confirmed to launch with 5G MediaTek chipset

The Samsung Galaxy A15 has now surfaced on Geekbench, a few days after a leaker outlined various details about the upcoming handset. Not only does Geekbwnch appear to confirm which chipset underpins the Galaxy A14 successor, but i...
Alex Alderson, 13 Nov 2023 12:28
Oppo and Hasselblad renewed their collaboration at Paris Photo and presented the "HyperTone camera system" for smartphones.

Thanks to HyperTone 2024, Hasselblad cameras in smartphones are set to become even better, as sample photos suggest

In the course of the Paris Photo Exhibition last week, the cooperation between camera professionals from Hasselblad and smartphone manufacturers Oppo and OnePlus was renewed and taken to a new level. What we can expect in 2024 in ...
Alexander Fagot, 12 Nov 2023 22:18
The 15 Pro Max. (Source: Notebookcheck)

iPhone 15 series rejuvenates US smartphone market in latest quarter

The US smartphone market grew by just over 20% in the third quarter of 2023 compared to the second, according to the latest industry research. This up-tick was attributed to the launch of the latest iPhone 15 series, which account...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 12 Nov 2023 18:17
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
IIIF150 B2 Pro rugged Android smartphone (Source: IIIF150)

Deal | MediaTek Helio G99-powered IIIF150 B2 Pro rugged phone debuts for just US$145

The crowd of MediaTek Helio G99-driven rugged handsets receives a new member from IIIF150, namely the B2 Pro. This Android 13 device sports a 10,000 mAh battery, a main camera with 108 MP alongside a 24 MP night vision shooter, 12...
Codrut Nistor, 11 Nov 2023 20:14
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
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has never been this cheaper on Amazon (Image source: Samsung)

Deal | Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra hits all-time low on Amazon

With the Black Friday event approaching, Amazon has already slashed prices on several top-rated products, including this significant drop on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. The flagship is currently sitting at US$899.99, offering a ...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 11 Nov 2023 06:28
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
The Pixel Watch 2 LTE is the only Pixel Watch SKU to receive this month's update so far. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel November 2023 update published for just Pixel Watch 2 LTE

Google has started rolling its November 2023 update to the Pixel Watch 2. Inexplicably, this month's update is restricted to the Pixel Watch 2 LTE for now, with other models eligible for the time being.
Alex Alderson, 10 Nov 2023 19:35
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
Snapdragon Satellite is no more. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm Snapdragon Satellite seemingly dead on arrival as Iridium walks away

Qualcomm has lost its partner in satellite-based connectivity, thereby ending the OEM's aspirations to bring the feature to next-gen smartphones via its own Snapdragon platform. Meanwhile, the technology's spread in the Chinese ma...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 10 Nov 2023 18:41
The Redmi 13C relies upon the same MediaTek chipset as its predecessor. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Redmi 13C officially launches with POCO C65 specifications

Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi 13C, a handset that is effectively a re-branded POCO C65. Available soon in multiple markets, the Xiaomi Redmi 13C features various updates from the Redmi 12C, including a larger display, USB Type-C c...
Alex Alderson, 10 Nov 2023 16:58
The Xiaomi Pad 6 impressed us even with a Snapdragon 870 chipset. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Xiaomi Pad 7 Pro could launch with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and trusty 144 Hz display

According to reports, Xiaomi is already deep into developing next-generation Android tablets. While the Pad 6 Pro's successor is rumoured to feature an unchanged 144 Hz LCD panel, the Xiaomi Pad 7 Pro could upgrade the platform to...
Alex Alderson, 10 Nov 2023 15:04
For those sticking to their years-old phone, the G54 is definitely worth upgrading to. (Image source: Notebookcheck - edited)

At US$200, the Moto G54 almost makes the U$799 Apple iPhone 15 look like bad value

CheckMag For a quarter of the price of an Apple iPhone 15, Motorola's Moto G54 delivers very good shots, 5G compatibility, a sharp screen with no PWM flickering, good looks, strong performance and stock Android experience. A few quirks suc...
Sergey Tarasov, 09 Nov 2023 20:57
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
OnePlus has placed particular focus on the camera capabilities of its next flagship. (Image source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 12 launching with new periscope telephoto camera and Hasselblad tunings as more camera samples published

OnePlus continues to tease its next flagship smartphone ahead of a late 2023 release. As usual, OnePlus will leverage its ongoing Hasselblad partnership for the OnePlus 12, which will also showcase a new periscope telephoto camera...
Alex Alderson, 09 Nov 2023 00:27
The Ace 3 will borrow some components from the current OnePlus 11, Ace 2 Pro pictured. (Image source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Ace 3 to launch with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and optional 16 GB of RAM

The OnePlus Ace 3 has now appeared on popular benchmarking tool Geekbench ahead of its eventual launch. Sporting a recent flagship chipset and 16 GB of RAM, the Ace 2 series successor is also expected to offer 100 W wired charging...
Alex Alderson, 09 Nov 2023 00:07
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
The ISOCELL GNK may have debuted in the Pixel 8 series. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro may feature new Samsung ISOCELL GNK sensor

Samsung has outlined full specifications for the ISOCELL GNK, a new 50 MP sensor that builds on the ISOCELL GN1 and GNV. Seemingly, the ISOCELL GNK underpins the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro's primary cameras, rather than custom...
Alex Alderson, 08 Nov 2023 18:40
Grab a new S Pen. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung S Pen Creator Edition becomes available on US market

Samsung's latest custom stylus is touted to deliver a more natural, comfortable writing experience to tablet or smartphone users. It has many of the same specs and features as the S Pen found in a new Galaxy S23 Ultra; however, th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 08 Nov 2023 18:29


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