Smartphones

Huawei’s Mate X garnered quite of attention at Mobile World Congress earlier this year as one of the industry’s first foldable 5G smartphones. Unfortunately for those looking to get one of such handsets, it will only be available in the fourth quarter, months later than expected originally. Featuring an 8-inch foldable display with a 2480x2200 resolution and a 9:8 aspect ratio, the Huawei Mate X was expected to be released in the middle of 2019. At some point, its launch was postponed to September and recently the company said that it would be available only in November, reports TechRadar. The delay will likely be the last one as the company is looking forward to start selling its flagship 5G device ahead of the holiday sales...

Apple To Drop the iPhone 5s & 6: iOS 13 Minimum Requirement is iPhone 6s

Today Apple announced the new iOS 13 operating system update for iPhones. Among the feature updates of the new OS which we’ll cover in a separate article, Apple is...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

The Apple WWDC 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

We're here in sunny San Jose, California for the annual developer pilgrimage that is Apple's World Wide Developers Conference. One part promotional event, one part trade show, and two...

38 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2019

Motorola Announces New Moto Z4: Moto's 2019's Flagship

Today Motorola launches the new Moto Z4 (stylised: moto z4). The Z4 follows up on last year’s Z3 and represents Motorola flagship device for 2019. Yet the Z4 isn’t...

85 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/30/2019

EE to Switch On its UK 5G Network on May 30

At an event here in London, the carrier Everything Everywhere (EE) said that it would switch on its 5G network in the UK on May 30. The country’s first...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/22/2019

United States Rules Qualcomm In Violation of Antitrust Laws - Qualcomm To Appeal

The United States Federal Trade Commission’s case against Qualcomm has just taken an important step. In a ruling released last night, the US District Court judge Lucy Koh issued...

16 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2019

Zoom Zoom: Testing 10x Hybrid Zoom in Dublin with the Huawei P30 Pro and Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

One of the main issues facing the smartphone industry is stagnation. From generation to generation, we see the main smartphone manufacturers gunning for differentiation, and we’ve seen features such...

29 by Ian Cutress on 5/22/2019

The Honor 20 Pro: A Quad-camera Hands-On Review

As a sister brand of Huawei, Honor in the last few years has seen quite a rising success in terms of delivering high value devices. In fact Honor’s smartphones...

34 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/21/2019

ASUS Launches the ZenFone 6: 6.4-Inch Flagship Phone With Motorized Flip-Up Module Camera

ASUS has introduced its new high-end smartphone, the ZenFone 6. The new handset is based on Qualcomm’s top-of-the-range Snapdragon 855 SoC, and perhaps most interesting of all, a motorized...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/21/2019

Update: Huawei Issued Waiver by U.S. to Continue Software Updates & Hardware Maintenance

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...

116 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/20/2019

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...

8 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/20/2019

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...

27 by Ian Cutress on 5/20/2019

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...

35 by Anton Shilov on 5/17/2019

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 on 5/16/2019

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 on 5/16/2019

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 on 5/15/2019

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...

5 by Anton Shilov on 5/14/2019

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...

71 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/14/2019

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...

15 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/14/2019

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

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