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In the back of my mind I guess I had always assumed Sharp made some sort of smart device, but I was still taken aback at their booth at IFA, where the Sharp Aquos D10 smartphone was on display. This device is very much an attempt at a focused mid-range product, but it was the display panel that was attracting the most attention. Aquos. Ak-wos? A-cue-os? Truth be told, I’m not a fan of the Aquos name. I’m not even sure I pronounce it correctly. However Sharp has built the Aquos brand through its displays, and now has a good opportunity to bring innovate display technology to the smartphone industry, either through its own devices or through other OEMs. With a large part of IFA focused...

ZTE is Back: The Axon 9 Pro at IFA 2018

ZTE's troubles as of late have been well documented. Following a substantial fine and a complete removal of the senior staff from SVP and above, the company is now...

13 by Ian Cutress on 9/18/2018

BlackBerry Key2 LE: A Competitive Android Offering

As a person who works on my phone during my commutes to write news and stories, I have always batted around the idea of picking up a BlackBerry with...

35 by Ian Cutress on 9/17/2018

CUBOT's New 6000 mAh Smartphones: Who Calls a Smartphone King Kong?

Readers may remember that back in 2015, I wrote a review about a $150 smartphone I picked up from Amazon called the Cubot H1. This unit was a cheap...

29 by Ian Cutress on 9/17/2018

Nubia’s Red Magic: An RGB Gaming Phone

‘Ian, when are we going to see smartphones with RGB?’ is a question I am never asked. The PC space has figuratively jumped in a barrel and fallen over...

20 by Ian Cutress on 9/14/2018

Samsung’s One Invisible Connection: 75 Gbps and 230W in a Ultra Thin Cable

This perhaps isn’t news, but there was something super amazing that I saw on the show floor at IFA this year that I wanted to write about. Despite writing...

30 by Ian Cutress on 9/13/2018

Philips Preps 499P9H Curved 49-Inch 5K Display with USB-C Docking & Webcam

Last week at IFA, Philips demonstrated its upcoming ultra-wide curved 49-inch monitor. The new 499P9H display features a 5K resolution with a 32:9 apect ratio, and will be aimed...

11 by Anton Shilov on 9/7/2018

Huawei Launches the Mate 20 Lite: 6.3-inch Kirin 710 with 3D QMoji

Alongside announcing the latest high-end Kirin 980 SoC, Huawei is also introducing the Mate 20 Lite to the UK market. This is a lower-end version of flagship Mate line...

6 by Ian Cutress on 9/4/2018

Sharp Announces 2nd Gen 8K UHD TVs at IFA

Sharp this week introduced its second-generation 8K ultra-high def TVs at IFA in Berlin. The new televisions use the company’s new panels as well as the latest processors that...

49 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

ASUS Details ZenBook Pro UX480 with ScreenPad, Whiskey Lake, & dGPU

ASUS at IFA formally introduced its 14-inch ZenBook Pro UX480 laptop featuring the company’s ScreenPad, a touchpad with a built-in display. The notebook was demonstrated back in early June...

12 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

Huawei To Launch the Mate 20 with Kirin 980 on October 16th

Just a small note to detail one of Huawei’s announcements today: alongside the Kirin 980 announcement, Richard Yu, Huawei’s CEO, stated that their next generation flagship device, the Mate...

6 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2018

IFA 2018: Huawei Kirin 980 Keynote Live Blog

Our big keynote of the IFA 2018 show is from Huawei, with CEO Richard Yu set to take the stage and detail the newest Kirin 980 chipset for us...

1 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2018

Huawei To Announce Kirin 980 Today at IFA

In the smartphone wars, the chip inside powering the devices is becoming ever more important. Raw performance plus accelerators are pushing the boundaries of what we used to think...

11 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2018

HTC U12 Life Launched: 6-inch Mid-Range with Two-Tone

In a raft of smartphone announcements at IFA 2018, next on the list is from HTC with the U12 Life. The U12 Life is the more mid-range version of...

6 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2018

Honor Previews the Honor Magic 2: A No-Notch FullView Smartphone with Kirin 980

At the end of the presentation today for the Honor Play, George Zhao, CEO of Honor, showcased the upcoming Honor Magic 2. Following on from the original Honor Magic...

10 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2018

Acer’s 14-Inch Swift 3 Gets Whiskey Lake-U CPU, GeForce MX150, Goes on a Diet

In addition to launching its ultra-portable 13.3-inch Swift 3 laptops, Acer also introduced revamped versions of its more traditional 14-inch Swift 3 notebooks on Wednesday. The new mobile PCs...

5 by Anton Shilov on 8/30/2018

IFA 2018: Honor Play Launch, a Live Blog

After some meetings this morning, the next event on our list is the western launch of the Honor Play: a Kirin 970 smartphone that focuses on AI. Honor is...

2 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2018

Acer’s Swift 3 Laptop Gets 13.3-Inch Display, Slimmer Chassis, LTE Modem

Acer on Wednesday introduced its most portable Swift 3-branded laptop to date. The new Swift 3 notebook features a 13.3-inch display and uses a thinner & lighter chassis than...

10 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Acer Unveils Predator XB273K 4Kp144 DisplayHDR 400 Gaming LCD

Acer on Wednesday introduced its new Ultra-HD gaming monitor with an up to 144 Hz dynamic refresh rate enabled by NVIDIA’s G-Sync. The Predator XB273K is aimed at serious...

33 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Acer Wants To Sell a Dual Xeon Predator X System: Please No

Acer’s leading gaming branding, Predator, is all about maximizing performance, particularly around gaming. In the modern era, that now extends into content creation, streaming, video editing, and all the...

35 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2018

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