Alex Alderson (Senior Tech Writer)
Bevor ich für Notebookcheck schrieb und übersetzte, arbeitete ich für verschiedene Technologie-Unternehmen, darunter Apple und Neowin. Ich habe einen BA-Abschluss in internationaler Geschichte und Politik der Universität Leeds, den ich inzwischen in einen Jura-Abschluss umgewandelt habe. Ich chatte gerne auf Twitter oder im Notebookcheck-Forum.
Oppo Find X6, Find X6 Pro Dimensity Edition and Find X6 Pro Snapdragon Edition specifications leak online
Specifications for a trio of upcoming flagship Oppo Find X6 series smartphones have surfaced on Chinese social media. Reportedly, there will be two Snapdragon versions, plus a Dimensity Edition of the Find X6 Pro. All models are rumoured to ship with triple 50 MP rear-facing cameras and large batteries, as well as other flagship hardware.
Samsung Galaxy Book3: Specifications and European pricing leak for upcoming entry-level Galaxy Book3 series laptop
Samsung is preparing to release the Galaxy Book3, which should join the Galaxy Book3 Pro and Galaxy Book3 Ultra at tomorrow's Galaxy Unpacked event. In the meantime, renowned leakers have provided details about Samsung's entry-level Galaxy Book3 series laptop, which will forgo Alder Lake-P processors and the Arc A350M discrete GPU for more efficient processors from Intel's new Raptor Lake-U series.
NexDock Wireless: Nex Computer announces refreshed NexDock laptop dock with wireless connectivity
Nex Computer introduced the NexDock Wireless, a new laptop dock that dispenses with the need to connect a smartphone via a wired connection. The NexDock Wireless will work with any smartphone that supports a desktop mode, such as the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series.
Motorola Edge 40 Pro: Launch window and European pricing leak for Moto X40 global model
According to a new report, Motorola has settled on a launch window for the Edge 40 Pro, the global version of the Moto X40. The same report provides a European launch price, as well as colour options and a sole memory configuration.
Xiaomi MS11: Images of Xiaomi's first EV surface online
Alleged images of Xiaomi's inaugural EV have leaked. Tipped for a Q1 2024 launch, the Xiaomi is expected to arrive as the Modena, despite the images showing the device as the Xiaomi MS11.
Leaked Xiaomi POCO X5 and POCO X5 Pro official renders confirm designs and several details ahead of February 6 release
A leaker has got their hands on official pictures of the POCO X5 and POXO X5 Pro, two upcoming mid-range smartphones. Xiaomi has equipped the pair with three rear-facing cameras, flat displays and some eye-catching colour options, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro, Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 and Galaxy Book3 360 official images leak ahead of Galaxy Unpacked event
Press images of the Galaxy Book3 Pro, Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 and Galaxy Book3 360 have surfaced online. The trio will launch on February 1 during Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event, as will the Galaxy Book3 Ultra and the Galaxy S23 series.
Teclast M40 Pro 2023 launched with Android 12 and performance improvements
Teclast has refreshed the M40 Pro with a different chipset, more RAM and faster storage. Now called the M40 Pro 2023, the 10.1-inch tablet also runs Android 12, rather than the older Android 11 that Teclast saddled with the original M40 Pro.
Garmin bundles nearly 20 changes and improvements for Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S smartwatches with latest round of beta updates
Garmin is preparing to release another stable update for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S. In the meantime, the company has issued new beta updates that make numerous changes and improvements, as well as several bug fixes.
AOC P3: New monitors previewed in 24-inch, 27-inch and 34-inch sizes
AOC has introduced the P3 series, a new suite of professional monitors. The AOC P3 series will be available next month in 24-inch, 27-inch and 34-inch sizes with flat and curved panels. The series peaks with the AOC CU34P3CV, a 1440p and 100 Hz monitor with a 1500R curvature.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra leaked marketing images confirm design and dedicated number pad
The Galaxy Book3 Ultra is a few days away from launching. In the meantime, official pictures of the 16-inch laptop have leaked online, confirming its design and a few features, including its dedicated number pad. The Galaxy Book3 Ultra is expected to showcase Samsung's latest AMOLED display technology, too.
Google Pixel Tablet: New leak ends Pixel Tablet Pro speculation but outlines 2.5K IPS display, Tensor G2 and new accessory details
Google may still be a few months away from unveiling the Pixel Tablet. However, developer Kuba Wojciechowski has revealed more specifications and details about the tablet and its accompanying accessories. Reputedly, Google has developed two dock accessories, but there will only be one Pixel Tablet variant available and no Pro model.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS: Deals take 50% and US$149.99 off Snapdragon Wear 4100 smartwatch
Amazon US and Mobvoi have slashed the price of the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, one of Mobvoi's many TicWatch Pro 3 series models. Seemingly discounted ahead of the TicWatch Pro 5's release, the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS can now be picked up for as much as the TicWatch E3.
NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX 16 GB Module launches worldwide with 100 TOPS AI performance
NVIDIA has started selling a Jetson Orin NX system-on-module (SoM). Available with 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM, the Jetson Orin NX also has a 1,024-core GPU based on NVIDIA's Ampere architecture with 32 Tensor cores, as well as an 8-core CPU and is capable of delivering up to 100 TOPS of AI performance.
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit: Wall Street Canyon mini-PC discounted nearly US$200 with Core i5-1240P and 32 GB RAM
Amazon US has taken nearly US$200 off the Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit with a Core i5-1240P processor. Complementing the 12-core and 16-thread processor is 32 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD, as well as plenty of ports and expansion options.
OnePlus Pad confirmed for Cloud11 February 7 launch event
OnePlus has teased the release of its first tablet. As expected, the OnePlus Pad will launch alongside the OnePlus 11, OnePlus 11R and the OnePlus Buds Pro 2. The company has also revealed the tablet's design, confirming earlier leaks.
Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 receive new features with latest Release Candidate build
Garmin has issued Beta version 14.12 to the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955, the last beta build before Garmin embarks on a new stable software release. Beta version 14.12 address a few bugs and makes a few refinements for both smartwatches.
Radxa ROCK 5A: New single-board computer introduced with Raspberry Pi form factor and Rockchip RK3588S SoC
Radxa has presented the ROCK 5A, another single-board computer (SBC) by the company based on the Raspberry Pi form factor. The ROCK 5A will be available later this year with up to 16 GB of RAM, a Rockchip RK3588S chipset and eMMC 5.1 flash storage support, as well as a 40-pin GPIO header.
Razer Edge: Android gaming handheld launches in Wi-Fi only and 5G variants
The Razer Edge is now orderable in Wi-Fi-only and 5G variants. Both variants feature the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chipset, a 144 Hz AMOLED display and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other components. The Razer Edge starts at US$399.99 and rises to US$599.99 for the 5G edition.
Lenovo Yoga 13w Gen 2: Refreshed convertible laptop previewed with AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs
Lenovo has announced a refresh of the Yoga 13w Gen 2, a 13.3-inch convertible laptop that will be soon available with AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs. The Yoga 13w Gen 2 also has a 51 Wh battery, plenty of ports and a 16:10 aspect ratio, among other features.
Garmin rolls outs bug fixes and changes with Beta updates for Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix Delta, Quatix 6 and Marq smartwatches
Garmin is distributing a new beta update for Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix Delta, Quatix 6 and Marq series smartwatches. The new build is available as Beta version 24.84 and will be distributed through Garmin's GCM servers if your smartwatch is enrolled on its Public Beta program.
Sony DualSense Edge launches as premium PlayStation 5 wireless controller with short battery life
Sony has finally started selling the DualSense Edge, its premium wireless controller intended for the PlayStation 5. While the DualSense Edge contains several innovations compared to the regular DualSense, it also offers significantly worse battery life.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic receive Galaxy Watch5 series features
Samsung has started rolling out new updates to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. Like the Galaxy Watch5 series, the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic can now take advantage of an improved Camera Controller app, as well as a battery diagnostics utility.
Crucial P3: 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB SSDs get at least 25% discounts on Amazon
Amazon US has reduced the prices of all Crucial P3 SSDs, including the 4 TB edition. Available at between 26% and 33% discounts, the Crucial P3 series offers up to 3,000 MB/s sequential write and 3,500 MB/s sequential read speeds.
OnePlus Pad: Leaked renders point to 11.6-inch display, large single camera and unibody aluminium design
Rumour has it that OnePlus will unveil its first tablet in under two weeks. In the meantime, render images from a reliable source have shown what the so-called OnePlus Pad could look like. The same leak reveals a few specifications too, as well as the tablet's large single rear-facing camera.
Apple Watch Series X or Watch X rumoured to replace Watch Series 8 instead of Watch Series 9
Reputedly, Apple may skip the Watch Series 9. In its place is rumoured to be the Watch Series X or Watch X, a smartwatch that will celebrate ten Apple Watch generations. Major hardware changes may not be due until 2024, though.
Garmin brings dozens of new features to Fenix 7, Enduro 2, Epix 2 and Marq 2 series smartwatches with latest beta software updates
Garmin has updated a host of recent smartwatches to new beta software builds ahead of stable rollouts. Enduro 2, Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Marq 2 series are now receiving Beta version 11.22, which follows hot on the heels of Beta version 11.21.
LG Gram 17 (2022) discounted by over US$450 with 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB SSD
Amazon US has discounted the LG Gram 17 (2022), a machine that is also known as Gram 17Z90Q. Typically, LG charges US$1,799.99 for the 17-inch and Intel Alder Lake-powered laptop, but Amazon US has dropped its price by 26%, a saving that takes over US$450 off its list price.
Doogee V Max: Rugged outdoor smartphone now available with pre-order bonuses and launch discounts
The Doogee V Max is now available to order. Launching in three colours, the V Max features a mid-range MediaTek chipset and is IP69K certified. While the V Max retails for US$749.99, Doogee is selling it at a US$190 discount for US$459.99. The company will also include a complimentary smartwatch or AJ01 Bluetooth glasses for those who order the Doogee V Max before February 12.
Apple Mac mini teardowns reveal larger heatsink for Apple M2 Pro configurations and SSD changes
The new Mac mini may stay true to its 2010 roots, but Apple has updated its internals with Apple M2 and Apple M2 Pro chipsets. While there are some internal changes, the latest Mac mini also looks remarkably similar from the inside.
FCC outlines specifications for Xiaomi POCO F5 series smartphone ahead of North American release
Xiaomi has certified a member of the POCO F5 series with the FCC, indicating its intentions to sell the device in North America. Seemingly the POCO F5 or POCO F5 Pro, the device will be available with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, plus an unnamed Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. The 23013PC75G will not feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, though.
Crucial X6 portable SSDs receive up to 47% discounts
Amazon US has shaved nearly 50% off Crucial X6 series SSDs. Available in 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB capacities, the Crucial X6 series offers up to 800 MB/s read speeds, measures just 69 x 64 x 11 mm and weighs under 40 g.
Anker NEBULA Mars II Pro: Portable projector gets 22% and US$120 discount
Amazon US and NEBULA have included the Anker NEBULA Mars II Pro in their latest round of discounts. The NEBULA Mars II Pro can be used as a battery-operated projector or plugged in and can create up to 100-inch projections. Currently, Amazon US and NEBULA have discounted the NEBULA Mars II Pro by 22%, reducing the projector by US$120.
OnePlus 11: European pricing and new storage configuration leak as Amazon US confirms North American hardware difference and pre-order date
OnePlus 11 pricing has leaked for the Eurozone. The handset will soon be available in two storage variants, but an ongoing patent dispute between OnePlus and Nokia will prevent the OnePlus 11 from being sold in Germany. Amazon US has confirmed a specification change for North American models too, as well as when pre-orders will open.
GuliKit Hall Effect joystick upgrade kit said to eliminate Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift
Nearly six years have passed since Nintendo revealed the Switch. While the console has remained a household favourite since its introduction, Nintendo has done little combat Joy-Con drift, an infamous issue with the device's controller joysticks. Instead, a third-party manufacturer has released an upgrade kit that allows people to upgrade their Joy-Con controllers to Hall Effect joysticks.
Beelink SEi12 deal takes over 25% off Intel Core i5-1235U mini-PC with 500 GB SSD and 16 GB RAM
Amazon US has discounted the Beelink SEi12, a mini-PC equipped with an Intel Core i5-1235U processor, a 500 GB SSD and 16 GB of dual-channel RAM. Typically, Beelink sells the SEi12 for over US$500 with pre-installed storage and RAM, but Amazon US' deal drops its price below US$400.
LG UltraGear 48GQ900: 4K and 120 Hz OLED gaming monitor gets over US$600 and 40% discount
Amazon US and LG have reduced the UltraGear 48GQ900, the latter's flagship OLED gaming monitor. The UltraGear 48GQ900 has a 47.5-inch OLED panel that resolves at 4K, up to 138 Hz and has three HDMI 2.1 ports, among other features.
Abxylute: New Android gaming handheld showcased before US$200 crowdfunding campaign
The Abxylute will be another 7-inch Android gaming handheld. Apparently launching later this quarter for US$200, the Abxylute will look to take on the likes of the Logitech G Cloud as a cloud gaming-first device.
Apple releases iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, macOS Ventura 13.2 and watchOS 9.3
Apple has released new major updates for various iPhone, iPad, Mac and Watch Series devices. The new updates introduce several new features, as well as new wallpapers and watch faces, among other things. Apple is distributing iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, macOS Ventura 13.2 and watchOS 9.3 now as OTA updates.
Motorola Moto E13 previewed with Android 13 (Go Edition) in three colours
Motorola has announced the Moto E13, a cheaper option to the also new Moto G13, Moto G23, Moto G53 and Moto G73. The Moto E13 features the same chipset as the Moto E32, as well as a 5,000 mAh battery and Android 13 (Go Edition), among other things.
Motorola introduces Moto G13, Moto G23, Moto G53 and Moto G73 smartphones
Motorola has presented four new smartphones under the Moto G series. The Moto G13, Moto G23, Moto G53 and Moto G73 are all orderable now in the Eurozone. Motorola intends to offer the four smartphones in select Asian and Latin American countries, too.
Beelink SEi12 Pro: Mini-PC now orderable with Intel Core i5-1240P or Core i7-1260P processors
Beelink has now started selling the SEi12 Pro mini-PC series directly. Also available through Amazon, the SEi12 Pro features the Core i5-1240P or Core i7-1260P, plus up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, PCIe 4.0 storage and plenty of ports.
Samsung Display confirms 16-inch display specifications for Galaxy Book3 series before Galaxy Unpacked event
Samsung is finally moving its laptop series onto 16:10 displays. According to Samsung Display, some Galaxy Book3 series machines will offer the world's first OCTA panel for laptops, which will combine an AMOLED touchscreen display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 3K native resolution.
Retailer reveals Garmin Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 prices with a few details in tow
A leaker has discovered early retailer listings for the Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965, a pair of next-generation Garmin smartwatches. Not only has the retailer revealed some details about both smartwatches, but it has outlined launch prices, too.
Samsung Galaxy M54 leaks with design changes compared to Galaxy M53
Press images of the Samsung Galaxy M54 have leaked online ahead of the device's official launch. Sporting a different design to the Galaxy M53, the Galaxy M54 is expected to land shortly after Samsung presents the Galaxy S23 series.
Motorola Moto G13: Pricing and specifications emerge for upcoming mid-range model
Pricing and specifications have leaked for the Moto G13, another upcoming Moto Gx3 series smartphone. The Moto G13 will match the Moto G23 in many areas, albeit for an alleged 25% lower starting price.
Motorola Moto G23 leaks in three colours with 50 MP triple camera and €199 launch price
Leaks have highlighted the Moto G23, one of Motorola's forthcoming mid-range smartphones for 2023. Reputedly, the Motorola Moto G23 will be available in three colourways, all from €199 with 128 GB of storage. Other specifications have leaked too, including the device's SoC.
Premium Samsung TVs discounted by up to 40% and US$1,800
Amazon US has decided to slash prices for recent premium Samsung Smart TVs. The retailer has included the LS03B, Q80B, QN85B, QN90B, and S95B, with discounts ranging from a few hundred dollars to 40% of the Smart TV's list price.
MIUI 14: Xiaomi 12 starts receiving Android 13 update through Mi Pilot program
Xiaomi has begun distributing MIUI 14 to the Xiaomi 12, having already made the Xiaomi 12 Lite eligible for the Android 13-based update. With promised design and performance improvements, MIUI 14 should be a breath of fresh air for devices released with MIUI 13. MIUI 14 eligibility should soon expand to the Redmi K50 series, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12S series and Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, too.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4: Details of alleged Apple M series rival leak
A new leak has highlighted details about what Qualcomm’s first true answer could be to the Apple M1 and Apple M2 series. Equipped with 12 CPU cores and the GPU from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 should be significantly more powerful than the current crop of SoCs offered in Windows On-ARM laptops.
TicWatch Pro 5: Render of next-generation smartwatch surfaces in Mobvoi app code
A next-generation TicWatch Pro smartwatch is nearing release. Launching later this year with the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 chipset, the TicWatch Pro 5 will also contain a digital crown as Mobvoi looks to update the looks of the TicWatch Pro series. The TicWatch Pro 5 will be one of the first smartwatches to launch with Wear OS 3, too.
MSI Cubi 5 12M now selling from US$449 with choice of Intel Alder Lake-U series processors
MSI and its retail partners have started selling the Cubi 5 12M, an Intel Alder Lake-U series based mini-PC. The MSI Cubi 5 12M starts at US$449 and rises to US$929 for its most expensive configuration.
Beelink GTR5: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mini-PC nets 25% discount with 32 GB of RAM and 500 GB SSD
The Beelink GTR5 has dropped below US$600 with 32 GB of RAM and 500 GB of M.2 2280 storage. Also equipped with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX APU, the Beelink GTR5 is a particularly potent mini-PC, particularly with a 25% discount.
Anker Nebula Cosmos: DLP laser projectors receive hefty discounts with up to in US$700 savings
Anker has discounted its Nebula Cosmos series of DLP projectors. Available on Amazon from US$500 to US$700 reductions, the pair can create between 60-inch and 150-inch projections while running Android TV 10.0.
LG Gram 16T90Q: 2022 model discounted by over 30%
Amazon US has reduced the price of the LG Gram 16T90Q, a 16-inch 2-in-1 laptop that LG released last year. Currently available at a 33% discount, the model combines a 2.5K display with an Intel Core i7-1260P processor, 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a 2 TB SSD.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU first impressions pit flagship graphics card against GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU has been compared against the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, highlighting the difference between the two graphics cards. While the GeForce RTX 4090 offers a health performance uplift in most cases, DLSS 3 technology also does plenty of heavy lifting to help NVIDIA's latest flagship laptop GPU.
Google Stadia Controller: Bluetooth software utility arrives for limited time
Google is now allowing people to enable Bluetooth on their Google Stadia Controllers. Unfortunately, there are a few catches, including a time limit for updating your Google Stadia Controllers.
Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W: Evnia 5000 series monitor launching soon with 1000R curvature and 240 Hz refresh rate
Philips is finally ready to start selling the Evnia 27M2C5500W, one of its first Evnia series gaming monitors. The Evnia 27M2C5500W outputs natively at 2.5K and 240 Hz with 1 ms response times, among other features.
Samsung announces new features for Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 models
Samsung has revealed plans to further improve functionality across the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 series. Soon, the Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro will be able to monitor and control devices via the Samsung SmartThings ecosystem, including Nest and Ring doorbells.
Xiaomi POCO X5 rears its head in leaked hands-on photos with Indian international cricketer
The POCO X5 is moving closer to release, with the upcoming handset seen being used by an Indian international cricketer. Due for release in multiple markets, the POCO X5 is expected to be a re-branded Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition with a Snapdragon 778G chipset, a 120 Hz OLED display and three rear-facing cameras, among other features.
AYA NEO Pocket AIR: AYA NEO previews first Android gaming handheld with 5.5-inch OLED display
AYA NEO has showcased the Pocket AIR, its first Android-based gaming handheld. Available later this year, the Pocket AIR will feature a 5.5-inch OLED display and an ARM-based chipset, among other features.
AYA NEO AIR Plus: AMD Ryzen 5 7520U and Ryzen 7 6800U models announced but Intel Pentium Gold 8505 edition canned for upcoming gaming handheld series
AYA NEO has updated the processors its plans to offer for the AIR Plus gaming handheld series. While the Intel Core i3-1215U remains, AYA NEO appears to have stopped developing a Pentium Gold 8505 version. Instead, AYA NEO will offer two AMD APU options, with the Ryzen 5 7520U and Ryzen 7 6800U representing the Mendocino and Rembrandt architecture.
AYA NEO SLIDE: Manufacturer updates hardware with mystery AMD Ryzen 7000 APU after missing Q4 2022 release window
AYA NEO has refreshed the SLIDE, a Windows gaming handheld that it announced nearly a year ago. Initially presented with the Ryzen 7 6800U, the AYA NEO SLIDE will eventually come to market with a Ryzen 7000 APU instead. The gaming handheld will also contain a 6-inch display and a physical keyboard, among other features.
HomePod vs HomePod 2: Apple's latest large speaker does not contain upgrades in all areas
Apple's surprise launches this week keep coming, with the company having already introduced new MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16 and Mac mini models this week. The trio are now joined by the HomePod 2, which Apple claims offers 'breakthrough sound'. The HomePod 2 does not necessarily contain upgrades over the original HomePod across the board, though.
CES 2023 Samsung Display prototype may show what is to come for Galaxy Z Fold5 or future Samsung foldables
A recent rumour of Samsung showing a new prototype foldable smartphone during CES 2023 has fired up speculation about the state of the Galaxy Z Fold5. Sadly, the prototype shown is actually the Flex In N Out, a work of Samsung Display, not the Samsung Galaxy division.
HP X27q: 27-inch, 2.5K and 165 Hz gaming monitor discounted by 30%
Amazon US has reduced the HP X27q, a 27-inch IPS gaming monitor with a 2.5K native resolution and 165 Hz refresh rate. Currently available at a 30% discount, the HP X27q also offers 400 nits peak brightness, an adjustable stand and a choice of DisplayPort or HDMI ports.
ASUS Zenfone 8, ASUS 8z and Zenfone 8 Flip now eligible for Android 13 updates
ASUS has released Android 13 updates for its last-generation flagship smartphones. Available to download now as an OTA or a full update package, WW-33.0210.0210.210 brings the Zenfone 8, ASUS 8z and the Zenfone 8 Flip up from Android 12 in what could be their final major OS update.
Samsung rolls out promised Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro updates with additional functionality
Samsung has released new updates for the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro. Not yet available to the Galaxy Watch4 or Galaxy Watch4 Classic, the updates bring previously promised features, plus a new device diagnostics tool for the Galaxy Buds2 Pro and Galaxy Watch5 series.
Apple HomePod: Second-generation model to launch soon with lower price tag
Allegedly, the launch of a second-generation HomePod is imminent. According to a typically well-informed source, the revived HomePod will be available with hardware upgrades and a cheaper launch price.
Oppo Find N2 Flip: Global model discovered on Geekbench with MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chipset and 8 GB of RAM
The Oppo Find N2 Flip is edging towards a global release. Having recently received several global certifications, the device has now surfaced on Geekbench. The global version of the Find N2 Flip will still be available with a powerful chipset, with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ on hand to deliver flagship performance.
Apple upgrades 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Apple M2 Pro and Apple M2 Max chipsets
Apple has upgraded its flagship pair of laptops. The MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 are now available with the M2 Pro and M2 Max, which add HDMI 2.1, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and slightly better battery life, among other minor changes.
Apple Mac mini receives Apple M2 and M2 Pro chipsets with quad Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
Apple has refreshed the Mac mini. Now based on the Apple M2 generation, the Mac mini comes with up to the Apple M2 Pro that also offers four Thunderbolt 4 ports. Other upgrades include Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
Google Stadia Controller to receive Bluetooth connectivity support with future update
Google has outlined plans to update the Stadia Controller. Soon, the controller will be able to connect to devices via Bluetooth, rather than only using a wired connection outside the Google Stadia ecosystem.
Google Pixel Fold: Dummy unit highlights ultra-thin design of Google's first foldable smartphone
A hands-on video has shown what to expect from the Pixel Fold and many of its important features. Google's first foldable smartphone bears a closer resemblance to the Oppo Find N and Find N2 than the Galaxy Z Fold4, with a more compact design and no gap when the device is folded shut.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Go and Galaxy Book2 Go 5G launched
Samsung has announced pricing and availability for the Galaxy Book2 Go series. Offered as the Galaxy Book2 Go and the Galaxy Book2 Go 5G, the laptop series comes with a 14-inch IPS display, a Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 3 chipset and a 42.3 Wh battery, among other features. The Galaxy Book2 Go series starts at £449 and will be available later this month.
Google found to be developing Apple AirTag competitor with UWB chip and built-in speaker
Google is apparently developing an Apple AirTag alternative under its Nest brand. Codenamed 'Grogu', the tag will support Bluetooth Low Energy, Google Fast Pair and ultra-wideband connectivity for maximum coverage.
Crucial MX500 SSD price drop cuts at least a third off even 4 TB model
Amazon has reduced the prices of Crucial MX500 SSDs. All based on the 2.5-inch form factor, the Crucial MX500 series comes with 5 years of limited manufacturer's warranty, plus 510 MB/s sequential write and 560 MB/s sequential read speeds.
OnePlus 11R: Launch window leaks as reference spotted on OnePlus website
OnePlus is edging closer to releasing the OnePlus 11R. Reputedly due after OnePlus introduces the OnePlus 11 globally, the OnePlus 11R could well be more of a budget flagship smartphone thanks to its Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset.
Samsung 980 Pro: Save up to 53% in new PCIe 4.0 SSD deals
Amazon US has reduced the Samsung 980 Pro, a blisteringly fast SSD that utilises PCIe 4.0 to deliver up to 7,000 MB/s sequential read speeds. Fast enough to be used in a Sony PlayStation 5, the Samsung 980 Pro can be picked up for between a 43% and 53% discount, depending on the capacity chosen.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: Mid-range smartphone drops below US$300 with over US$200 discount
The Galaxy A53 5G can now be purchased for US$299, down from its US$449.99 retail price. The Galaxy A53 5G combines a 120 Hz AMOLED display, an Exynos 1280 chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Save US$250 on Roborock Q7+ robot vacuum with Auto-Empty Dock Pure
Amazon has reduced the Roborock Q7+, a robot vacuum bundled with an Auto-Empty Dock Pure. Currently available at over a 30% discount, the Roborock Q7+ offers 2,700 Pa of suction power, LiDAR 3D mapping and custom cleaning routines, among other features.
Acer Nitro XV5: New gaming monitor series showcased with 200 Hz refresh rates
Acer has introduced the Nitro XV5, a gaming monitor series that will combine modern connectivity standards with fast and high-resolution panels. The Nitro XV5 series will launch within the next few months with 200 Hz refresh rates and HDMI 2.1 ports, among other ports.
Sony Bravia KD-65X80K down to US$699.99 with US$300 discount
Retailers continue to cut the price of recent Sony Bravia LED Smart TVs. Currently, Amazon US and Sony have slashed US$300 off the KD-65X80K, a Bravia X80K series TV. While the KD-65X80K has a 4K native resolution, it only has a 60 Hz refresh rate.
OnePlus 10T receives US$100 discount across all memory configurations and colourways
The OnePlus 10T may still be the company's latest flagship outside China, but Amazon US has discounted the smartphone anyway. With US$100 reductions across all SKUs, the OnePlus 10T can now be picked up for as little as US$549.99 in Jade Green or Moonstone Black colourways.
Samsung Display to move into MicroLED panel commercialisation for future smartwatch generations
Samsung Display is moving into MicroLED panel production for smartwatches. Currently limited to high-end TVs, MicroLED panels offer superior brightness and contrast ratio values than conventional AMOLED panels while consuming less power to boot.
Sony Bravia X90K: 65-inch LED Smart TV falls below US$1,000 as it receives 33% discount
The Sony XR-65X90K is available at a steep discount through Amazon and Sony in the US. Originally priced at over US$1,500, the LED Smart TV can now be picked up for US$998 with free delivery. The Bravia X90K series model offers HDMI 2.1 connectivity, 120 Hz gameplay and a native 4K resolution, among other features.
LG UltraGear 25GR75FG previewed as League of Legends EMEA Championship 2023 gaming monitor with 360 Hz refresh rate
LG has announced the UltraGear 25GR75FG, its latest IPS-based gaming monitor. Equipped with a 24.5-inch and 1080p panel, the UltraGear 25GR75FG also delivers a fast refresh rate, low response times and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification, among other features.
OnePlus 10 Pro deal cuts price of recent flagship by 25% in Emerald Forest and Volcanic Black colourways
Amazon US is running an offer on the OnePlus 10 Pro, which will remain OnePlus' most recent 'Pro' smartphone throughout 2023. Offered at a 25% discount, the OnePlus 10 Pro is currently just US$50 more expensive than the OnePlus 10T, despite its various hardware advantages over its newer sibling.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 to receive innovative features with latest updates
Samsung has outlined new features headed to the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4, plus the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 series. The new features should start arriving early next week, with others due in February.
OnePlus 11: Early global model benchmark results highlight below-par multi-core performance
The OnePlus 11 is moving closer to a global release, with the device expected to launch outside China next month. In the meantime, early benchmark results show the OnePlus 11 is unable to maximise the multi-core potential of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The same benchmark results confirm that 16 GB of RAM SKUs should be available globally, too.
FiiO M11S: Digital audio player launches with Android 10 and Snapdragon 660 SoC
The FiiO M11S is now available to order. Equipped with a Snapdragon 660 chipset and a 5,300 mAh battery, the FiiO M11S supports high-fidelity Bluetooth and wired audio options, plus Apple AirPlay and DLNA technologies, among other features.
Motorola ThinkPhone: European pricing and release window leaks for business orientated smartphone
The ThinkPhone is rumoured to be only a few weeks away from release. Unveiled during CES 2023, the ThinkPhone is said to be available in one configuration but for even more than the recent Edge 30 Ultra.
Intel NUC 11: Save a third on selected Core i5-1135G7 SKUs in Amazon discount deals
Amazon has discounted the Intel NUC 11 with a Core i5-1135G7 processor. Available at up to a 33% discount, the NUC 11 has numerous ports, the same iGPU as its successor and a 28 W processor.
MINISFORUM Neptune HX99G arrives with AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX APU from US$839
MINISFORUM is now offering the Neptune HX99G outside Japan. Starting at US$839 as a barebones unit, the mini-PC ships with the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and Radeon 680M, regardless of the configuration chosen.
Garmin Vivomove Trend: Design, specifications and European price leak for upcoming hybrid smartwatch
Numerous marketing images of a future Garmin hybrid smartwatch have emerged online. Supposedly called the Vivomove Trend, the leak showcases the device's design, several features and even an idea of its launch price.
Samsung Galaxy A14 5G: New smartphone orderable in US but only in one colour option and memory configuration
Samsung has started selling the Galaxy A14 5G, starting in the US. While the company showcased the handset in multiple colours, it has decided to bring it to market in the plainest option of the four shown. There is only one memory configuration on offer too.
New Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus leak showcases launch colours before February 1 launch event
The Galaxy S23 Plus can now be viewed from practically all sides, courtesy of a new leak. The Galaxy S23 Plus will debut at the start of next month alongside the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Ultra and at least the Galaxy Book3.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Leaked official photos outline design changes and launch colours
Official images of the Galaxy S23 Ultra have surfaced online, just over two weeks before Samsung presents the Galaxy S23 series. Not only does the leak showcase what the Galaxy S23 Ultra looks like, but it also offers insights into its launch colours and how it differs from the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
ASUS TUF Gaming F15 receives 14% discount on Amazon
Amazon has reduced a popular ASUS TUF Gaming F15 configuration, taking the machine below US$1,000. The TUF Gaming F15 combines a Core i7-11800H with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, plus a 90 Wh battery and a 15.6-inch display.
ASUS VivoBook Pro 16X OLED deal takes 24% off AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti model
Amazon has knocked almost a quarter off a recent VivoBook Pro 16X OLED model. Offered with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H for US$1,099.99, the laptop also has an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, a high-resolution OLED display and a 96 Wh battery, among other features.
Acer Aspire 3: Intel Alder Lake-N models now available in 14-inch and 15.6-inch sizes
Acer has started selling updated versions of the Aspire 3. Now available with Intel Alder Lake-N processors, the Aspire 3 comes in 14-inch and 15.6-inch variants, both with LPDDR5 RAM and 3-cell Li-Polymer batteries. The new Aspire 3 series starts at US$479.99, or US$499.99 for the 15.6-inch version.
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G: Geekbench appearances confirm performance upgrades and no Exynos chipset
Apparently, Samsung is preparing to dispense with in-house Exynos chipset on its mid-range smartphones, not just the upcoming Galaxy S23 series. Based on several Geekbench listings, the forthcoming Galaxy A34 5G will arrive later this year with the MediaTek Dimensity 1080, plus at least 6 GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S23: Official press images and specifications leak of Galaxy Unpacked event
It may have taken a while, but official images of the Galaxy S23 have leaked online. Sourced by a reliable leaker, the images show not only the upcoming smartphone's design, but also its four launch colours. The leaker also outlines a couple of Galaxy S23 specifications.
LG G3 OLED: LG promises 22% less power consumption from OLED Meta panels with 30% wider viewing angles and 2,100 nits peak brightness
LG Display has confirmed more details about its next-generation OLED panels. Soon to be available in the LG G3 OLED, LG Display's 'OLED Meta' panels should provide superior brightness than their predecessors, with up to 2,100 nits peak luminosity quoted. LG Display claims that its new displays also offer wider viewing angles while consuming less power too.
ONEMIX 4S finally launches as One Netbook 4S with Intel Core i3-1210U and Core i7-1250U processors
One-netbook is selling another mini laptop globally. Previously called the ONEMIX 4S, the One Netbook 4S offers Intel Alder Lake-U series processors with a 10.1-inch display, 16 GB of RAM and a compact keyboard. The One Netbook 4S has a 2.5K native resolution and a 38.5 Wh battery, among other features.
Sony NW-A306 Walkman: New portable audio player announced shortly before global release
Sony has presented the NW-A306 globally. Equipped with a small display, the NW-A306 will be the cheaper alternative to the NW-ZX707 that the company also announced today. The Sony NW-A306 Walkman will be available later this month in Europe, Japan and the UK.
Sony NW-ZX707 previewed ahead of release with high-end components running Android 12
Sony has presented the NW-ZX707, a premium Walkman that offers up to 25 hours of battery life. The Sony NW-ZX707 will be available first in Japan and ships with Android 12, plus 64 GB of storage and a 720p display.
Philips 40B1U5601H: Professional ultra-wide monitor presented as alternative to Philips 40B1U5600
Philips has announced the 40B1U5601H, a counterpart to the 40B1U5600 that the company already sells. While both feature 40-inch displays, the Philips 40B1U5601H has a 5 MP webcam that can be used for video calls and biometric authentication via Windows Hello. The Philips 40B1U5600 has a brighter display than the Philips 40B1U5601H, though.
Xiaomi starts selling Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus in India
Xiaomi has started selling the Redmi Note 12 trio in India roughly a week after unveiling the devices. Currently available through multiple retailers, the Redmi Note 12 series starts at INR 17,999 (~US$220) for the regular Redmi Note 12. Prices rise to INR 32,999 (~US$405) for the premier Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus configuration, though.
ASUS Chromebook CM14 and Chromebook CM14 Flip unveiled with MediaTek chipsets
ASUS has presented the Chromebook CM14 series, which consists of the Chromebook CM14 and Chromebook CM14 Flip. Both powered by the MediaTek Kompanio 520 chipset, the pair also have a 14-inch displays and numerous ports, among other features.
Huawei rolls out January 2023 software updates for Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2 Pro smartwatches
Huawei has provided the Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2 Pro with new software updates. Rolling out as firmware versions 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124, respectively, the updates are said to improve system security but no new features to speak of.
Nothing Phone (1) arrives in US for US$299 with caveats
Nothing has brought the Nothing Phone (1) to North America. While the smartphone is available for a mere US$299, there are some caveats that you should be aware of before picking up Nothing's first smartphone.
Samsung India teases new Galaxy A series smartphone with 120 Hz display and 2 days battery life
Samsung is poised to release another Galaxy A series smartphone. Seemingly a different version of the Galaxy A14, the handset will feature a 120 Hz display and up to 2 days of battery life. The next Galaxy A series smartphone will arrive on January 18.
Microsoft Surface Duo 3 scrapped with other foldable and non-foldable Surface smartphones now in development
According to a new report, Microsoft has ceased developing a Surface Duo 2 successor. While the design of the Surface Duo 3 had been finalised, Microsoft has now moved away from the dual-screen format of the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2. Instead, it seems that Microsoft is headed down the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Oppo Find N2 route. A conventional candybar smartphone could be in the offing, too.
POCO C55 to launch globally alongside Xiaomi Redmi 12C
Reputedly, Xiaomi is planning to bring the Redmi 12C and POCO C55 to global audiences, despite the latter being a re-brand of the former. The POCO C55 should offer the same hardware as the Redmi 12C but without NFC capabilities.
Lenovo Legion Play: Prototypes selling for near US$160 with Snapdragon 888 and 7-inch display
Lenovo may have cancelled the Legion Play, but prototypes are selling in China. The leak confirms Lenovo Legion Play specifications and that prototype units were in a near retail state.
Google Pixel Watch receives January 2023 update with third-party watch face fix
Google is now rolling out the first update of 2023 for the Pixel Watch. While this month's update focuses on security improvements, it also addresses a bug that affected third-party watch faces. The update should be available now as RWD9.220429.073.
DIZO Watch D Pro and Watch D Ultra smartwatches arrive with oversized displays
DIZO is now selling two new Watch D smartwatches, building on the Watch D Plus. Billed as the Watch D Pro and the Watch D Ultra, the pair are available in the same colourways but with different feature sets.
MSI G321Q unveiled with high refresh rate, WQHD resolution and NVIDIA G-SYNC
The MSI G321Q is one of the company's latest gaming monitors. Revealed alongside the MAG321QR-QD, the MSI G321Q has a 32-inch IPS display, a 1080p native resolution and a 170 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
Xiaomi 13 Lite spotted as re-styled Xiaomi CIVI 2 with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC
It looks like Xiaomi is preparing to expand the Xiaomi 13 series with another model. Based on a recent Google Play Console listing, Xiaomi has created the Xiaomi 13 Lite, although the company already sells the device by a different name in China.
MSI Cubi N ADL: Palm-sized mini-PC showcased with Intel Alder Lake-N processors
MSI has revealed the Cubi N ADL, one of its latest compact and low-powered mini-PCs. Offered with Intel Alder Lake-N processors, the MSI Cubi N ADL measures just 124 x 124 x 53.7 mm but contains nearly a dozen ports and expandable storage, among other features.
MSI MAG321QR-QD: 32-inch IPS gaming monitor announced with 170 Hz overclocked refresh rate
MSI has presented the MAG321QR-QD, a 32-inch and 1440p gaming monitor that also has a 170 Hz refresh rate. Offered with a USB hub, the MAG321QR-QD supports MSI's new console mode and is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified.
Xiaomi confirms MWC 2023 showcase as Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13S Ultra global launch rumours circulate
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be attending MWC 2023 between February 27 and March 2, having skipped CES 2023 in Las Vegas. Billed as an opportunity to 'experience new Xiaomi technology', rumours suggest that Xiaomi will leverage MWC 2023 to bring not only the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro to global audiences, but also the Xiaomi 13S Ultra.
Xiaomi opens Global MIUI 14 beta program for Xiaomi 12 Lite
Xiaomi is now recruiting beta testers who want to try MIUI 14 early. Available on the Xiaomi 12 Lite, MIUI 14 Beta is open to devices enrolled on MIUI's Global and Indian branches. The update is based on Android 13 and should contain several changes from the MIUI 13 with which the Xiaomi 12 Lite ships.
Samsung teases 2023 Neo QLED Smart TVs with Auto HDR Remastering and 14-bit processing
Samsung has showcased its 2023 set of Neo QLED Smart TVs. Due to be released later this year with 4K and 8K resolutions, the next-generation models will support numerous features including Auto HDR Remastering and on-board SmartThings connectivity for compatibility with Matter, Thread and Zigbee devices.
Banana Pi starts selling BPI-CM4 SoM with 4 GB RAM and 16 GB storage
Banana Pi has finally brought the BPI-CM4 to market nearly a year after the SoM's debut. Equipped with the Amlogic A311D chipset and 4 GB of RAM, the BPI-CM4 is Banana Pi's answer to the Raspberry Pi CM4, for which the company has included compatible 100-pin connectors, among other features.
HP E45c G5 showcased with huge curved panel, DQHD resolution and 165 Hz refresh rate
HP has announced the E45c G5, a 44.5-inch VA monitor with a 165 Hz refresh rate and a DQHD resolution. HP has also outlined the monitor's launch price but has not been forthcoming about a release date for the time being.
Samsung SmartThings Station revealed with Matter support and built-in Qi wireless charger
Samsung has returned to the idea of a dedicated smart home hub, having pulled the SmartThings Hub. In its place is the SmartThings Station, a compact device that is compatible with the Matter home networking protocol. For some reason, Samsung has included a 15 W wireless charging pad within the SmartThings Station too.
ASUS ExpertCenter PN42 revealed with Intel Processor N100 and Intel Processor N200 options
The ExpertCenter PN42 is a low-powered set of mini-PCs. Based on Intel's new Alder Lake-N processors, the ExpertCenter PN42 will be available later this quarter with a compact chassis and plenty of ports, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5: New rumour points to thicker and heavier foldable with S Pen slot and improved cameras
New information about what to expect from this year's Galaxy Z Fold has emerged online, likely seven months before Samsung reveals the device. If true, it would mean that Samsung has opted to make the Galaxy Z Fold5 being thicker and heavier than the current Galaxy Z Fold4, among other changes.
ASUS Chromebox 5: Intel Alder Lake-based mini-PCs revealed with built-in Qi wireless charging pads
ASUS has announced the Chromebox 5, a mini-PC series based on Intel Alder Lake processors. Due to be released by the end of Q1 2023 from US$400, the Chromebox 5 should be significantly more powerful than its predecessors while maintaining their compact form factors.
Dell showcases Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor (AW2524H) before Chinese and North American launches
Dell has unveiled the Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor (AW2524H), a 24.5-inch Fast IPS monitor that outputs at up to 500 Hz. The AW2524H will do battle with the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP, which ASUS claims can reach 540 Hz. Dell will start selling the Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor internationally by the end of this quarter.
BenQ GP500: DLP 4K projector previewed ahead of US release
BenQ has showcased the GP500, a DLP projector that can create 150-inch images while resolving at 4K. The projector will be available first in the US, where it will launch for US$1,799.
ViewSonic VX2722-4K-OLED: 27-inch professional monitor unveiled with excellent colour accuracy and modern connectivity
ViewSonic has unveiled the VX2722-4K-OLED, another professional monitor by the company. Equipped with a 27-inch panel sourced from JOLED, the VX2722-4K-OLED measures 27-inches across, outputs at 4K and is VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black certified. ViewSonic has included plenty of ports too, including a USB Type-C port that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode and USB Power Delivery.
Google rolls out January 2023 update to Pixel smartphones with improved fingerprint sensor recognition and Spatial Audio support
Google is now issuing its January 2023 round of updates for recent Pixel smartphones. While this month's patch is available from the Pixel 4a onwards, it mainly brings improvements to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Roku presents cheap Smart TVs and OLED Reference Design
Roku may be best known for its streaming sticks these days, but it also supplies Roku OS to the likes of Philips and TCL. However, Roku has now entered the Smart TV market with the Roku Select Plus Series. Ranging from a mere 24-inches to 75-inches, the Roku Plus Series starts at US$119. The company has announced an OLED Reference Design TV too.
Citizen CZ Smart smartwatches refreshed with new hardware and designs
Citizen has introduced a new generation of CZ Smart smartwatches. Now running Wear OS 3, the CZ Smart relies on the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chipset and a 1.29-inch AMOLED display, among other features. The new series of CZ Smart smartwatches will be available in March from US$350.
Google releases new Android Auto with revised design, digital car key support and integrated WhatsApp calls
Google has started rolling out a new version of Android Auto, originally codenamed Coolwalk. Announced last year at Google I/O 2022, the update brings several new features to the company's car entertainment interface, as well as a UI overhaul.
ASRock introduces NUC BOX mini-PCs based on 13th Gen Intel Core processors
ASRock has revealed the NUC 1300 BOX and NUCS 1300 BOX, a pair of mini-PCs based on Intel's new Raptor Lake processors. Offered with DDR4 or DDR5 RAM depending on the model chosen, the mini-PCs also have different ports, among other minor changes.
MINISFORUM Venus UM773 announced with AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS APU
MINISFORUM has unveiled the Venus UM773, a mini-PC based on AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs. The new Venus UM773 may actually perform worse than the Venus UM690 though, with which it also shares its design and I/O.
MSI Cubi 5 12M: New mini-PC series exhibited with 0.7 litre chassis and Intel Alder Lake-U processors
MSI has showcased new Cubi 5 12M mini-PCs. Based on Intel's Alder Lake-U series platform, the updated Cubi 5 12M series offers Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet connection and M.2 storage within a 0.7-litre chassis. All MSI Cubi 5 12M models ship with twin SO-DIMM RAM slots too, and will be available in two colours.
LG Signature OLED M3: 97-inch wireless Smart TV debuts with 4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate
LG has introduced the Signature OLED M3, a giant Smart TV that measures 97-inches across. Not only is the LG Signature OLED M3 larger than most Smart TVs, but it can also operate wirelessly, albeit not quite in the same sense as the Displace TV that also debuted during CES 2023.
Anbernic RG35XX: 3.5-inch retro gaming handheld orderable from US$59.99 in three colours
The Anbernic RG35XX is another vertical-orientated retro gaming handheld available at a relatively affordable price. The RG35XX has a 3.5-inch display, a 2,100 mAh battery and comes in three colourways.
Roborock Dyad Pro: Improved upright vacuum cleaner debuts with app connectivity, longer battery life and revised dock
Roborock has showcased a new version of the Dyad, an upright vacuum cleaner that it launched last year. This year, Roborock has announced the Dyad Pro, a redesigned model that contains more features and a superior dock without being any more expensive than its predecessor.
Samsung Smart Monitor M8 refreshed with mouse support, new webcam, pivot functionality and a smaller display option
Samsung has updated the Smart Monitor M8, an external monitor that can also be used as a Smart TV. Initially available with a 32-inch screen size, Samsung has now introduced a 27-inch edition, among other changes. Both models ship with mouse support, a revised stand and a higher resolution webcam too.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Go previewed with 14-inch IPS display and new Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 3 chipset
Samsung has unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Book Go. Now called the Galaxy Book2 Go, the device is based around the more powerful Snapdragon 7c Plus Gen 3, which also provides Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and nearly a day's battery life, among other features.
ROG Swift PG32UQXR: ASUS debuts DisplayPort 2.1 compatible gaming monitor with Mini LED backlights
ASUS has exhibited the ROG Swift PG32UQXR, a 32-inch gaming monitor with a few elements to set it apart from its contemporaries. Not only does the monitor rely on Mini LED backlights for high peak brightness, but also DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity, among other features.
ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP: World's fastest gaming monitor showcased with 540 Hz refresh rate
ASUS has debuted the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP, a monitor that builds on last year's ROG Swift 500 Hz. While the ROG Swift 500 Hz will never come to fruition, the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP delivers a peak 540 Hz refresh rate across its 24-inch E-TN panel. The ROG Swift Pro PG248QP supports NVIDIA G-SYNC too, among other features.
Roborock S8, S8 Plus and S8 Pro Ultra robot vacuums showcased with RoboDock
Roborock has introduced a trio of next-generation robot vacuums. Replacing the Roborock S7 series, the Roborock S8 series consists of the Roborock S8, Roborock S8 Plus and the Roborock S8 Pro Ultra. The Roborock S8 series will be available from March in the Eurozone and from April in the US.
Lenovo Project Chronos: Concept debuts at CES 2023 with Intel Raptor Lake processor and 7 video outputs
Lenovo has introduced Project Chronos, an Intel Raptor Lake-based machine designed to capture motion without needing a dedicated wearable. Still a concept product at this stage, Project Chronos has seven display outputs and runs Windows 10, among other features.
Lenovo Smart Paper: Global version of YOGA Paper showcased running Android 11 with 10.3-inch E-Ink display
Lenovo has announced the Smart Paper, just over a month after releasing the YOGA Paper in China. Equipped with a 10.3-inch E-Ink display, the Lenovo Smart Paper also runs Android, has 4 GB of RAM and has a large enough battery to last for up 170 hours of note-taking.
Lenovo Tab Extreme previewed ahead of summer 2023 release with flagship specifications designed to shake up stagnant Android tablet market
Lenovo has presented the Tab Extreme during its CES 2023 showcase, although the tablet will not be available until the summer in Europe. To be offered as an alternative to the iPad Pro 12.9 and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, the Lenovo Tab Extreme has a 14.5-inch and 120 Hz OLED display, plus a flagship chipset and a 12,300 mAh battery.
Lenovo Yoga AIO 9i: 32-inch AIO debuts with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 and choice of Intel Core i7-13700H or Core i9-13900H processors
Lenovo has presented the Yoga AIO 9i, a stylish all-in-one desktop powered by Intel Raptor Lake processors and an Ada Lovelace-based GPU. Launching later this year, the Yoga AIO 9i also has a 4K IPS panel that offers up to 600 nits of peak brightness, among other features.
Lenovo Yoga 6 Gen 8 arrives with AMD Ryzen 5 7530U and Ryzen 7 7730U APUs
Lenovo has introduced the Yoga 6 Gen 8, a 13-inch convertible powered by AMD Ryzen 7000 APUs. The Yoga 6 Gen 8 also has a 16:10 display, a 59 Wh battery and plenty of ports considering its form factor.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Twist: Innovative convertible showcased with two displays and Intel Raptor Lake processors
The ThinkBook Plus Twist is a convertible with a difference. Not only can its 13.3-inch OLED display be used in multiple modes, but so can its secondary E-Ink display. The ThinkBook Plus Twist will be available this summer with a choice of Intel Raptor Lake U-series processors, plus up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1 TB of PCIe 4.0 storage.
Think smarter: Motorola teases ThinkPhone as business-grade upgrade for smartphone market
Motorola has teased the ThinkPhone ahead of the device's official introduction. Launching as the ThinkPhone by Motorola, the device will contain several nods to the ThinkPad family and should be available with powerful hardware like the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset.
Displace TV: Innovative OLED Smart TV exhibited with vacuum wall mount and no power cables
Displace has revealed its eponymous TV, having teased the device last month. Unexpectedly, the Displace TV is already available to pre-order on the company's website, where it can be ordered on its own or as a bundle of two or four units. The Displace TV works without any power cables and can be attached to walls without dedicated wall mounts.
Samsung ViewFinity S9: 5K monitor with Thunderbolt 4 connectivity showcased as Apple Studio Display competitor
Samsung has introduced the ViewFinity S9 as it continues to expand its ViewFinity series. The ViewFinity S9 has a 27-inch panel that operates at 5K, which should put it in contention with the Apple Studio Display and LG UltraFine 5K. The Samsung ViewFinity S9 offers Thunderbolt 4 connectivity too, among other features.
Samsung Odyssey OLED G9: 49-inch QD OLED monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate
Samsung has announced the Odyssey OLED G9 as part of its CES 2023 showcase. Unlike the Odyssey Neo G9, the Odyssey OLED G9 has a 49-inch display that relies on QD OLED technology. The curved and ultra-wide gaming monitor also operates at 1440p and 240 Hz, among other features.
ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED refreshed with Intel Raptor Lake processors, 120 Hz OLED display and more powerful NVIDIA GPU
ASUS has presented a new Zenbook 14X OLED, building on last year's Intel Alder Lake-powered model. While there is no AMD model, the Zenbook 14X OLED has received Raptor Lake processor options, as well as a more powerful NVIDIA RTX GPU.
ASUS Zenbook Pro 16X OLED: 2023 model showcased with design and hardware changes
ASUS has introduced a new version of the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED. Now offered with powerful Intel Raptor Lake processors, the new Zenbook Pro 16X OLED also has a larger trackpad than its predecessor and a 120 Hz display, among other changes.
Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip: ASUS presents 1200p and 144 Hz Chromebook with RGB keyboard
ASUS has announced the Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip, a 14-inch convertible Chromebook marketed for cloud gaming. Available later this year from €799 in the Eurozone, the Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip has a 144 Hz display and up to 10 hours of battery life, among other features.
ASUS presents ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM with 240 Hz, 1,000 nit and 2.5K display
ASUS has introduced a new 27-inch gaming monitor for those after a fast OLED panel. Announced as the ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM, the monitor combines a 240 Hz refresh rate with a 2.5K refresh rate and 1,000 nits of peak brightness, among other features.
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 (2023) showcased with Intel Raptor Lake CPUs and NVIDIA RTX 40 series GPUs
ASUS has upgraded the ROG Flow Z13, its 13.4-inch gaming 2-in-1. Now available with up to an Intel Core i9-13900H, the ROG Flow Z13 (2023) also contains an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU and a 2.5K display with a 165 Hz refresh rate, which are all powered by a 56 Wh battery.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14: 2023 model unveiled with AMD Ryzen 9 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 hardware upgrades
ASUS has introduced the ROG Zephyrus G14 (2023), an AMD Zen 4 and RTX 40 series upgrade for the company's 14-inch gaming laptop. Offered with a choice of three displays, the new ROG Zephyrus G14 also has plenty of ports and up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, among other features.
ASUS ROG Flow X13 refreshed with powerful AMD and NVIDIA hardware combination within 13.4-inch convertible design
ASUS has showcased the ROG Flow X13 (2023), a 13.4-inch convertible that offers new AMD and NVIDIA hardware. Available later this quarter in Europe, the latest ROG Flow X13 comes with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 Zen 4 APU, an RTX 4070 GPU and a choice of two displays, among other features.
LG C3, G3 and Z3 OLED Smart TVs presented with upgraded UIs and up to 70% brighter displays
LG has introduced a trio of new OLED Smart TVs for 2023. Arriving before the LG A3 and LG B3, the LG C3, G3 and Z3 all rely on the α9 Gen6 4K AI processor and offer a new version of webOS, among other features. LG has included AMD FreeSync, NVIDIA G-SYNC and HDMI 2.1a support too.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 gaming monitor refreshed with 57-inch, 8K, Mini LED and 240 Hz panel
Samsung has announced a new version of the Odyssey Neo G9, its flagship gaming monitor. Not only has Samsung equipped the new Odyssey Neo G9 with a larger panel this time around, but it has also upgraded the Odyssey Neo G9 to an 8K resolution and a 240 Hz refresh rate, among other changes.
Leakers point to earlier than expected launch for Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra
According to new reports, Samsung has settled on a date for its next Galaxy Unpacked event, where it is expected to reveal the Galaxy S23 series. Purportedly, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra will all arrive as February rolls around, leaving just six weeks until the arrival of Samsung's next-generation flagships.
Atari ceases Atari VCS manufacturing citing losses and over 90% revenue drop
Atari is ceasing production of the Atari VCS, just 18 months into the console's lifespan. With revenues drying up and losses mounting, Atari is looking to third parties for licensing deals to plug the gap.
Raspberry Pi CEO outlines 'very ginger' approach to introducing Rasberry Pi 5 Model B
Raspberry Pi's CEO has commented on when the company will release a next-generation Raspberry Pi product. According to Eben Upton, no new Raspberry Pi products will be released next year, with the Raspberry Pi 5 Model B shelved until 2024 at the earliest.
Motorola ThinkPhone: Leakers reveal more details and high-quality renders
Evan Blass has leaked more renders for the ThinkPhone, a ThinkPad-inspired smartphone that Lenovo will sell through Motorola. The ThinkPhone is expected to be available with up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage too, among other features.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra to launch with periscope camera that 'will shock everyone'
According to new reports, Xiaomi is planning to equip the Xiaomi 13 Ultra with a showstopping periscope camera. Possibly even outperforming the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Ultra in this regard, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is also rumoured to contain up masses of LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 flash storage.
Apple iPhone SE 4: Analyst claims 2024 postponement or cancellation of iPhone SE 2023
According to a new report, Apple has put a next-generation iPhone SE on ice. Potentially postponed until 2024 or cancelled entirely, the iPhone SE 4 or iPhone SE 2023 was thought to mimic the iPhone XR, but with an A15 Bionic chipset instead of the A12 Bionic.
Samsung Dragon Knight G7: New 32-inch, 4K and 144 Hz gaming monitor launches with Tizen OS
Samsung has started selling the Dragon Knight G7 in China, where the device is available for CNY 4,999 (~US$717). Sharing design cues with Samsung's Odyssey gaming monitor series, the Dragon Knight G7 contains a 32-inch IPS panel that outputs at 4K, 144 Hz, 400 nits and supports modern image tearing reduction standards, among other features.
LILYGO T-Camera S3: New developer board arrives with ESP32-S3 microcontroller
LILYGO has introduced the T-Camera S3, a developer board with a built-in camera. Based on the ESP32-S3FN16R8 microcontroller, the LILYGO T-Camera S3 has a small OLED display and is available with a small plastic housing, among other features.
Banana Pi BPI-M2S launches for under US$100 in two SoC variants
Banana Pi is now selling the BPI-M2S, a single-board computer that it teased over a year ago. The Banana Pi BPI-M2S is available with a choice of two Amlogic SoCs, both with 4 GB of RAM and an HDMI 2.1 port, plus expansion options.
Robo & Kala: Surface Pro 9 5G competitor lands with AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and versatile magnetic keyboard
The Robo & Kala is a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3-based 2-in-1 with an AMOLED display. Running Windows 11, the Robo & Kala also contains a magnetic keyboard that you can use via Bluetooth or a physical connection. The Robo & Kala starts at US$799 with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
Particles by XO: Design and specifications leak for first Nothing sub-brand product
The first details about a new Nothing product having surfaced online. To be sold under the sub-brand XO, Particles by XO will be another adventurous pair of TWS earbuds with ANC and high-fidelity audio options.
LapPi 2.0: SB Components brings DIY laptop kit to Kickstarter packing Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
SB Components has released the LapPi 2.0, a DIY laptop kit that is available to back on Kickstarter. Based on the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, the LapPi 2.0 is also compatible with other single-board computers and starts at £199.
Teclast P30S: Budget tablet Android 12 available for US$109.99 with 12 nm MediaTek chipset
The P30S is another cheap Android tablet by Teclast. While the Teclast P30S is currently available for US$109.99, it should provide significantly more performance than the P30 Air. The Teclast P30S combines its 12 nm MediaTek chipset with a 6,000 mAh battery and a 10.1-inch IPS display, among other features.
GPD Win 4: PSP Vita lookalike launches for US$799 with design improvements and Radeon 680M iGPU
The GPD Win 4 is now available to back via Indiegogo. Not only is the GPD Win 4 smaller than the ONEXPLAYER 2, but it is also US$100 cheaper while maintaining the Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. GPD offers the Win 4 with an optional LTE module too, as well as up to 2 TB of storage and 32 GB of RAM.
ONEXPLAYER 2: 8.4-inch and Ryzen 7 6800U powered gaming handheld lands for US$899
One-netbook has started selling the ONEXPLAYER 2 through Indiegogo. Initially available for US$899, the ONEXPLAYER 2 combines AMD's most powerful RDNA 2 iGPU with detachable controllers, an 8.4-inch display and a large battery, among other features.
Epic Games offers discounts on almost all games in Epic Games Store and gives away 15 games
Epic Games will be posting a free game on the Epic Games Store between now and the end of the year. Running concurrently with discounts throughout the holiday season, as well as a 25% voucher, the games giveaway refreshes daily at 16:00 UTC.
Apple analyst outlines new 24-inch iMac, iMac Pro and Pro Display XDR successor details
Apple may well have new 24-inch iMac and iMac Pro all-in-one machines in development, but neither are expected to arrive until the end of 2023, at the earliest. Mark Gurman has also shared processor details about the pair, along with some information about forthcoming external monitors, including a Pro Display XDR successor.
Google Pixel Tablet: Prototype unit leaks with wireless charging speaker dock
The Pixel Tablet has turned up on Facebook Marketplace months ahead before its official release. Presumably a prototype, the unit confirms a few details about Google's first Pixel-branded tablet, as well as its accompanying speaker dock.
Apple Mac mini: Apple still prototyping M2 and M2 Pro-based mini-PCs
New Mac mini variants remain in development, with Apple M2 and Apple M2 Pro-based models reputedly in the pipeline. Neither will arrive before the start of next year though, with an upgraded Mac mini spoken of in the same breath as the Mac Pro and new variants of the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16.
Apple Mac Pro: Analyst details reasons for delays and Apple M2 Extreme cancellation
According to a new report, Apple continues to develop a new Mac Pro. However, production challenges have forced the company to re-think the processor options that will be available, with the Apple M2 Extreme consigned to the cutting room floor for now. The Apple M2 Extreme would have combined 48 CPU cores with 152 GPU cores by effectively fusing four Apple M2 Max chipsets.
HTC Vive Flowcus: Official render and hardware details teased for Meta Quest Pro competitor ahead of CES 2023 showcase
HTC has shared more details about its next VR headset. Aimed at reestablishing the company within the consumer VR market, the unnamed VR headset will debut next month during CES 2023. The so-called HTC Vive Flowcus is expected to be a prosumer headset capable of delivering a 1,920 x 1,920-pixel native resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate per eye, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy 25W Battery Pack: 10,000 mAh power bank launched with Super Fast Charging support for two devices
Samsung has introduced the Galaxy 25W Battery Pack, a new power bank that supports Super Fast Charging and can recharge two devices simultaneously via USB Type-C. Offered with a 10,000 mAh capacity, the Galaxy 25W Battery Pack features a plastic design and weighs just over 200 g.
Nubia introduces another RedMagic gaming monitor with 2.5K resolution and 240 Hz refresh rate combination
Nubia has brought another RedMagic-branded gaming monitor to market in China. Sold as a 2K monitor, the RedMagic monitor actually offers a 2.5K native resolution, as well as a 240 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
ASUS PL64 mini-PC series introduced with Intel Alder Lake processors in a rugged case
ASUS has announced the PL64, a mini-PC series developed with 15 W Intel Alder Lake processors. Offered in numerous configurations, the ASUS PL64 also has plenty of ports for consumer or commercial use.
JMGO presents N1 Pro and N1 Ultra projectors with Leica branding
JMGO has announced a new set of projectors following the release of the O1, O1 Pro and U2. This time, the company has released the N1 Pro and N1 Ultra, which it sells in China for CNY 6,499 (~US$932) and CNY 8,999 (~US$1,291), respectively.
Displace TV: Wireless OLED Smart TV with no power cable teased ahead of CES 2023 showcase
The Displace TV is the work of Displace, a startup that wants to revolutionise home Smart TVs. Supposedly, the company has created a TV that works without a power cable or remote control. The Displace TV can attach itself to a wall without the need for a wall bracket, too.
Valve comments on Steam Deck 2, Steam Controller 2 and Steam Machines while dismissing AMD Ryzen 7 6800U handhelds
Valve has confirmed details about its plans to release newer versions of the Steam Deck and the Steam Controller. The company has also disclosed hardware upgrades for the current Steam Deck that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Xiaomi Watch S2: 42 mm and 46 mm smartwatches now available in China ahead of likely global release
Xiaomi has started selling the Watch S2 in China, a smartwatch series that consists of 42 mm and 46 mm sizes. Only available in China for now, the Xiaomi Watch S2 features bright AMOLED displays, advanced health features and long battery life, regardless of the model chosen.
ONEXPLAYER 2: Indiegogo campaign date changed again as company reveals prices and memory configurations
One-netbook has finally announced pricing for the ONEXPLAYER 2, its next-generation gaming handheld. To be available from US$899 with early bird pricing, the ONEXPLAYER 2 will cost up to US$1,429 via Indiegogo when it goes live later this week.
ASUS VivoWatch 5 Aero debuts in Taiwan with changed design ahead of global release
ASUS has started selling the VivoWatch 5 Aero, a fitness tracker that debuted in September at IFA 2022. While the device's core feature set remains, it seems that ASUS has reverted to a clunkier design, eschewing the slim look of the original VivoWatch 5 Aero.
Raspberry Pi Foundation shares supply chain issues update while announcing Pi Zero and Pi Zero W price rises
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced expectations for supply chain improvements throughout 2023. While stock levels are anticipated to remain light in Q1 2023, the Pi Foundation hopes there will be no issues by the end of next year. The return to normality will coincide with price rises for the Pi Zero and Pi Zero W, though.
Nothing brings first taste of Android 13 to Nothing Phone (1) with Nothing OS 1.5
Nothing has released the first Android 13 beta to the Nothing Phone (1), its only smartphone released to date. Offered as Nothing OS 1.5, the Android 13-based update will not reach stable status until early 2023.
MacBook Air 15: Apple rumoured to have 15.5-inch model ready for spring 2023 release
Reportedly, Apple is in the latter stages of developing a MacBook Air 15. Now expected to launch with a 15.5-inch panel, the MacBook Air 15 is said to be in line for a spring 2023 launch.
Motorola Moto X40 arrives sporting Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and 125 W charging for less than Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro
Motorola has introduced its alternative to the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. While the Moto X40 features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and a 165 Hz display, Motorola has priced the eventual Edge 40 Pro for CNY 3,399 (~US$489), undercutting the Xiaomi 13 by nearly US$100 at current exchange rates.
Motorola Moto G53: New mid-range smartphone showcased with performance upgrades over Moto G52 before global introduction
Motorola has unveiled the Moto G53 in China as it kicks off another generation of the Moto G series. Offered with the Snapdragon 480 Plus, the Moto G53 has a 5G modem, a 5,000 mAh battery and an IPS display that resolves at 120 Hz. The Moto G53 starts at CNY 899 (~US$129), too.
ThinkPhone by Motorola: ThinkPad spin-off smartphone leaks again in several marketing images
More details about the ThinkPhone have surfaced ahead of the smartphone's 2023 anticipated release. Reputedly to be marketed as the ThinkPhone by Motorola, the handset will contain a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, a sizeable pOLED display and a 50 MP primary camera, among other features.
MSI MEG 342C QD-OLED: New details leak for upcoming Quantum Dot OLED gaming monitor with KVM switch
A leaker has shared new details about the MEG 342C QD-OLED, a monitor that MSI announced in May. Based on the new leaks, the MEG 342C QD-OLED will contain a KVM switch, numerous ports and SpectrumBar, MSI's answer to Philips Ambilight.
XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240: Corsair confirms pricing and opens pre-orders for 45-inch bendable gaming monitor
Corsair is now selling the XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240 gaming monitor, starting in the US. Co-developed with LG Display, the XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240 contains a 45-inch LG W-OLED panel that can be bent on demand, allowing you to use it as a flat or a curved monitor.
Sony to replace PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles with new modular PS5 option
According to reports, Sony is still working towards fundamentally changing its PlayStation 5 offering. Reputedly, the company has now sent out modular PS5 test kits, with retail units planned to replace both the regular PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition eventually.
Dasung Link: Companion for Android and iOS launches with 6.7-inch E Ink display
The Dasung Link may resemble a smartphone with an E Ink display, but it actually serves as a companion or secondary display for Android and iOS devices. The Dasung Link reproduces your smartphone's display wirelessly or via a wired connection, theoretically improving battery life on a paired smartphone and eBook readability compared to using an IPS or OLED panel.
Google Pixel 6 Pro to gain 1080p display mode in next Android 13 quarterly update
Google has snuck in a new feature for the Pixel 6 Pro within the first Android 13 QPR2 beta. Available to download for the Pixel 4a onwards, Android 13 QPR2 should reach stable status sometime in March 2023.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 specifications leak online
Specifications for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 have emerged online. Supposedly offered with the AD104 GPU like the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, the GeForce RTX 4070 will only match the RTX 3070's CUDA core count but will feature the same 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM as the RTX 4070 Ti.
Apple introduces macOS Ventura 13.1, tvOS 16.2 and watchOS 9.2
Apple has released a raft of OS updates, with the company upgrading all core product lines ahead of the holiday season. macOS Ventura 13.1, tvOS 16.2 and watchOS 9.2 are rolling out now, as are iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2.
Apple releases iPadOS 16.2 to multiple iPads with limits on improved Stage Manager support
Apple has now made a stable version of iPadOS 16.2 available to download. While the update is available for iPads as old as the iPad 5 or the iPad Air 3, the company continues to lock elements of Stage Manager behind those with Apple M series chipsets. iPadOS 16.2 adds Apple's Freeform app too, among other changes.
iOS 16.2 lands with always-on display improvements for Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple has now released a stable version of iOS 16.2 for the iPhone 8 and later. Apple reserves some new features for its latest iPhones though, as it has also done with iPadOS 16.2 and Apple M1 or Apple M2-powered iPads.
OnePlus E 24 and OnePlus X 27 specifications revealed as well as launch date and price tag for larger model
OnePlus has confirmed numerous specifications for its first external monitors. While the company is ready to start selling the OnePlus X 27 in India, it seems that the OnePlus E 24 is somewhat behind schedule.
LG confirms European pricing and release date for UltraGear 27GR95QE-B and UltraGear 48GQ900 gaming monitors
LG has announced when its latest UltraGear gaming monitors will be available in Europe. Already available in North America, the UltraGear 27GR95QE-B and UltraGear 48GQ900 contain OLED AGLR panels with 240 Hz refresh rates, 98.5% DCI-P3 colour space coverages and 0.03 ms GtG response times. Despite their similarities, the two monitors serve different price points, with US$700 separating the pair.
Sony releases Android 13 updates for Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III and Xperia PRO-I following Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV rollouts
Sony is well underway with its Android 13 upgrade plan, having now rolled out the update to the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV. The Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III and Xperia PRO-I are next in line, with Sony ignoring its mid-range smartphones for now.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12: Indian launch date revealed for mid-range smartphone series among Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus teasers
Xiaomi has outlined the release date for the Redmi Note 12 series in India. Arriving after Christmas, the Redmi Note 12 series will top out at the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus in India, which will feature a 200 MP primary camera, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy S23 series confirmed to launch with more powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset than Xiaomi 13 or Xiaomi 13 Pro
The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro may well be the most high-profile smartphones to launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 so far. However, TENAA has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra will all feature the SM8550-AC, an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 offered in other flagship smartphones.
Motorola Moto G Play (2023) arrives with questionable upgrades from 2021 model
Motorola has started offering the Moto G Play (2023) in the US, where it is available for US$170. Despite being nearly two years younger than its predecessor, the Moto G Play (2023) actually relies on a weaker chipset. The new edition contains a few other upgrades though, such as a 90 Hz display panel.
UP Xtreme i12: AAEON introduces Intel Alder Lake-P powered SBCs with LPDRR5 RAM and 40-pin expansion headers
AAEON has presented a new entry in the UP Xtreme series. Building on the UP Xtreme i11, the UP Xtreme i12 supports Intel Alder Lake-P processors, LPDDR5 RAM and Windows 10 or Ubuntu 22.04. At present, the UP Xtreme i12 comes with a choice of four Intel Alder Lake processors.
TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro launches with a 12.2-inch, 3:2 and paper-like display
TCL has released the NXTPAPER 12 Pro, with the tablet debuting first in Russia. Not only does the TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro have a MediaTek Kompanio 800T chipset, but the Android 12-based tablet also has what TCL describes as a 'paper-like' feel thanks to a special coating over its IPS display.
iFi Go Link: Budget DAC launches with USB Type-C connectivity to reproduce 32-bit audio at 384 kHz
iFi Audio has unveiled the Go Link, a miniature DAC that promises to reproduce high-quality audio for those operating on a budget. The iFi Audio is available for £59 and relies on the ESS Technology ES9219MQ DAC.
EnkPi: Universal ePaper HAT for Raspberry Pi Pico W lands with optional E Ink displays
The EnkPi is a series of E Ink displays that utilise the Raspberry Pi Pico W. Available in a variety of sizes, the EnkPi starts at US$10 as a Universal ePaper HAT and rises to US$98 for the HAT with a Pico W and a 7.5-inch E Ink display.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 McLaren Edition headphones launch in multiple markets
Bowers & Wilkins has introduced a new version of the Px8, its flagship pair of over-air headphones. Now offered in a McLaren Edition trim, the special edition over-ear headphones also have a 24-bit DSP, Bluetooth aptX Adaptive support and 40 mm carbon fibre drivers.
Samsung SmartThings Station: Smart Home hub with Qi wireless charging support leaks online
It seems that Samsung is preparing to release a new SmartThings Hub but with a twist. Lacking Matter integration, the SmartThings Station will offer Qi wireless charging, among other features.
Xiaomi Mini Host: Xiaomi's first mini-PC debuts with Intel Core i5-1240P and plenty of ports
Xiaomi has expanded its product portfolio to the mini-PC market. The Xiaomi Mini Host relies on a laptop processor like many other mini-PCs but offers more ports than can be found on modern laptops. The Xiaomi Mini Host also has a 0.44-litre case size, which should make it small enough to fit on most desks.
Dyson Zone: Price and launch window of elaborate over-ear headphones confirmed
Dyson has confirmed the price and approximate launch date of its first over-ear headphones. While the company originally showcased the Dyson Zone's air purification qualities, it now appears to be an audio-first device instead.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Collector's Edition: Special edition smartwatch launches with ceramic design and ECG capabilities
Huawei has released the Watch GT 3 Pro Collector's Edition. The special edition model is available in China for now and has a more premium design than the regular Watch GT 3 Pro while retaining the same advanced health features, such as the ability to take ECGs.
Huawei Vision Glass smart glasses debut in China with Micro OLED displays
Huawei has started selling the Vision Glass in China, its latest pair of smart glasses. The Huawei Vision Glass can create up to 120-inch virtual displays across its Micro OLED panels, which operate at 1080p and 60 Hz.
Xiaomi 13: Compact flagship launches in China with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Sony IMX800 camera
The Xiaomi 13 has arrived, launching alongside the Xiaomi 13 Pro. Offered with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and a triple rear-facing camera array, the Xiaomi 13 also has a 4,500 mAh battery, a dedicated telephoto camera and IP68 certification, among other features.
Xiaomi 13 Pro showcased in China ahead of early 2023 global release
Xiaomi has introduced the Xiaomi 13 Pro in China, where it will be orderable from early next week. Available in four colours and as many memory configurations, the Xiaomi 13 Pro combines a plethora of premier components, including the Sony IMX989 primary camera from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
DJI Mini 3: Cheaper than expected 249 g drone arrives with 1/1.3-inch CMOS camera and 38-minute flight times
DJI has launched the Mini 3, a new compact drone that is a shade more expensive than the Mini 2. Offered in five configurations, the Mini 3 shares many of the same core features as the Mini 3 Pro. DJI has made savings in multiple areas to distinguish the Mini 3 from the Mini 3 Pro, which the company has reflected in the Mini 3's surprisingly low starting price.
Radxa Taco: Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 carrier board launches with numerous expansion options
The Radxa Taco is a carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, as well as the Compute Module 4 Lite and the Radxa CM3. Measuring 110 x 85 mm across, the Radxa Taco has five SATA connectors, two M.2 slots and a microSD card reader, among other ports.
24-inch iMac modification modernises design of Apple’s all-in-one desktop
The 24-inch iMac is only just over a year old and 11.5 mm thick. Still, its thick chin makes it look older and chunkier than something like the Huawei MateStation X. A modder has now shown Apple could have eliminated the chin, effectively moving it to the device’s rear.
iPhone 14 Pro Max: Technician offers display modification service for Apple’s latest flagship iPhone
Apple is yet to adopt curved displays on its smartphones, with all iPhones resolutely sticking with flat panels instead. An engineer has shown in several videos that it is possible to modify an iPhone to resemble a current Android flagship though, with an iPhone 14 Pro Max serving as a guinea pig.
Moto X40: Motorola confirms launch date and two model variants based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset
The Moto X40 will launch in two model variants, mirroring last year's Edge X30 release. Not only has Motorola teased how these variants will differ, but it has also outlined when both will be available, but only in China for the time being.
Huawei Watch Buds: Smartwatch and earbuds 2-in-1 presented with innovative design
Today, Huawei unveiled the Watch Buds, a smartwatch with an innovative design. As it name suggests, the Watch Buds also contain a pair of earbuds, which recharge beneath the device’s round AMOLED display. According to Huawei, the Watch Buds should last up to 3 days between charges too, despite the inclusion of a pair of earbuds.
KT Pocket KT-R1: Android gaming handheld moves closer to release with MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, 5,000 mAh battery and 1080p display
KT Pocket is now ready to introduce the KT-R1, a budget gaming handheld with a 3:2 display for native Game Boy Advance scaling. KT Pocket offers the KT-R1 in numerous configurations and will begin selling the handheld globally in early 2023 from US$169.
DJI Mini 3: Retailer confirms specifications and European pricing with RC-N1 remote controller bundle
An Austrian retailer has leaked the DJI Mini 3 ahead of the drone's official introduction. Confirming the device's price with a DJI RC-N1 remote controller, the retailer also outlined many Mini 3 specifications and device photos.
Xiaomi announces international launch for Redmi Note 12 series
The Redmi Note 12 series will soon be available outside China. While details of a full global release remain unknown at this stage, Xiaomi has confirmed via Twitter that India will be the next stop for the Redmi Note 12 series. Presumably, Xiaomi will not wait too long before launching Redmi Note 12 models elsewhere, though.
Google Pixel Fold: New leak shares 360-degree video of company’s first foldable with display specifications and dimensions
A reliable leaker has shared high-quality renders of the Google Pixel Fold, along with new display details. Supposedly based on official CAD files, the renders have also been transformed into a 360-degree video that showcases the Pixel Fold from all sides.
Arduboy Mini: Tiny gaming handheld arrives on Kickstarter with over 300 games and an OLED Display
The Arduboy Mini is a compact gaming handheld for hobbyists looking to get their teeth stuck into a new project. Offered with a small OLED display and several gamepad buttons, the Arduboy Mini can access over 300 games and is available to back on Kickstarter for US$29.
Anbernic RG35XX: New gaming handheld showcased with retro Game Boy and SNES design
Anbernic has previewed the RG35XX, a new gaming handheld resembling a cross between an original Game Boy and a SNES. To be offered with a 3.5-inch IPS display and an ARM Cortex-A9-based chipset, the Anbernic RG35XX will be available next year in three colours.
Intel Core i5-13500 outperforms AMD Ryzen 7 7700X in Cinebench benchmark leaks
The Intel Core i5-13500 has reared its head online ahead of its official release, outlining what to expect from the company’s Raptor Lake architecture. Launching with 6 P cores and 8 E cores, the Core i5-13500 has managed to outscore the Core i5-12500 and AMD Ryzen 7 7700X in early benchmarks, even as an engineering sample.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 and GeForce RTX 4090 receive price reductions in Europe and UK
NVIDIA has decided to cut the price of its latest graphics cards in Europe and the UK, shortly after releasing the pair. Applying only to Founders Edition SKUs, the MSRP adjustment may owe to exchange rate fluctuations.
Sipeed M1s DOCK: PINE64 Ox64 rival launches for US$11 with microSD card expansion
The Sipeed M1s DOCK is another RISC-V-based single-board computer (SBC) that runs RTOS or Linux-based software. Sipeed sells the M1s DOCK for US$11 or as the M1s module for US$7 without a carrier board.
Sony WF-1000XM4: Latest firmware update may worsen battery life for some earbuds
Sony has delivered a new firmware update for the WF-1000XM4 to tackle battery drain issues. Rolling out in Asia first, it seems that firmware V1.6.1 could actually reduce battery life for some WF-1000XM4 units, which may need servicing if certain conditions are met.
Google Pixel Fold: Leaked Geekbench listing confirms Google Tensor G2 and 12 GB RAM for Google Felix prototype
The Pixel Fold has debuted on Geekbench, confirming a few details for Google’s first foldable smartphone. Rumoured to be arriving next spring at I/O 2023, the Pixel Fold will feature the Google Tensor G2 chipset, 12 GB of RAM and will run Android 13 out of the box.
Xiaomi Note E-Ink Tablet: 10.3-inch and 5.35 mm thick E-Reader lands with Android pre-installed
Xiaomi has launched a new E-Reader in China. Available as the Note E-Ink Tablet for CNY 2,699 (~US$388), the device has a 10.3-inch E-Ink display, Android 11, pen support and WPS Office Suite pre-installed for note-taking. The Xiaomi Note E-Ink Tablet will rival the YOGA Paper, which Lenovo recently revealed in China too.
Lenovo YOGA Paper: New E-Reader launched in China with active stylus support
Lenovo has finally started selling the YOGA Paper in China. While the company has not confirmed a global release date, the device’s Chinese pricing of CNY 2,699 (~US$390) suggests that the Lenovo YOGA Paper would be more expensive than most E-Readers if it ever reached global audiences.
Google Pixel 4a through Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel Watch gain new features in December 2022 Feature Drop
Google has released another Feature Drop for Pixel devices. Arriving in time for the holidays, the December 2022 Feature Drop adds new features for the Pixel 4a through Pixel 7 Pro, as well as the Pixel Watch. New features include complimentary Google VPN access for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, among others.
PineBuds Pro: PINE64 launches TWS earbuds with better ANC than Apple AirPods Pro
PINE64 is now selling the PineBuds Pro, its open-source and custom firmware-supporting TWS earbuds. Currently available for US$69.99, the PineBuds Pro features 6 mm drivers, six microphones and ANC technology that is said to outperform the equivalent in the Apple AirPods Pro 2.
PINE64 Ox64: Compact single-board computer released in two variants from US$6 with RISC-V processor
PINE64 has launched the Ox4, a miniature single-board computer (SBC) that relies on a RISC-V processor. The PINE64 Ox64 is available from US$6 in 16 MB and 128 MB variants, with the latter offering microSD card expansion too.
Onyx BOOX Leaf2: 7-inch E-reader launches for US$199.99 in two colours
Onyx BOOX is now selling the Leaf2 in the US. Available in two colours, the E-reader has a high-resolution E Ink display, runs Android 11 and is only 6 mm thick.
Cool Pi 4 Model B: Rockchip RK3588S-based SBC launches with Raspberry Pi 4 Model B form factor
Cool Pi has introduced the Cool Pi 4 Model B, a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B copycat. Offered up with the same form factor as the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, the Cool Pi 4 Model B utilises the Rockchip RK3588S, with up to 16 GB of LDPDR4 RAM and 128 GB of eMMC flash storage. The Cool Pi 4 Model B has a Micro HDMI 2.1 port too, among other features.
GMKtec NucBox 10 arrives with AMD Ryzen 7 5800U APU and new blue colourway
GMKtec has announced another mini-PC, having released the NucBox 8 and NucBox 9 within the last few weeks. Now, the company has introduced the NucBox 10, which only differs in two areas from the NucBox 9.
DJI Mini 3: Prices, more specifications and release date leak for sub-250 g drone
New information about the DJI Mini 3 has emerged online ahead of the drone’s anticipated launch on December 9. According to the new leaks, DJI is to offer the Mini 3 in several combo deals, with one already available at a local Best Buy in New Jersey.
Xiaomi 13: New display and memory details leak alongside promotional images and alleged new launch date
While Xiaomi postponed the launch of the Xiaomi 13 series, new details about the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro continue to surface online. With a new launch date rumoured for later this week, the Xiaomi 13 is alleged to offer the smallest display chin of any current smartphone, including the Xiaomi 13 Pro.
Xiaomi Watch S2 and Xiaomi Buds 4 pricing leaks online
Pricing for the forthcoming Xiaomi Buds 4 and Watch S2 has leaked online. While the Buds 4 will cost more than even the Buds 3 Pro at launch, the Watch S2 is expected to arrive for a little less than the Watch S1 did at launch. Both devices will debut during Xiaomi’s next hardware event, which is rumoured to have been rescheduled for later this week.
Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition goes on sale for €899 in Europe
Xiaomi is now selling its latest limited-edition smartphone in Europe. Supposedly limited to 2,000 units, the Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition features all the hardware of the regular Xiaomi 12T Pro but in an eye-catching package.
POCO X5 5G and Redmi Note 12 5G leak as similar devices, with Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G to replace Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023
Xiaomi is preparing to release the Redmi Note 12 series globally. With the Redmi Note 12 5G, Xiaomi will simply bring the current Chinese model to global audiences. However, Xiaomi will also release the same device as the POCO X5 5G in some markets, while the Redmi Note 10 Pro will receive another run-out as the Redmi Note 12 Pro 4G, not the Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023.
AMD Ryzen 7000X3D CPU core counts and other specifications leak ahead of alleged CES 2023 introduction
According to new reports, AMD is planning to release 8, 12 and 16-core Ryzen 7000X3D processors next month, all with 170 W TDPs. Sporting similar clock speeds as their regular Ryzen 7000 series counterparts, the Ryzen 7000X3D series will offer up to 192 MB of L3 3D V-cache in the Ryzen 9 7900X3D and Ryzen 9 7950X3D.
GeForce RTX 3060 8 GB: New mid-range NVIDIA GPU shown to offer 35% less performance than original 12 GB model
NVIDIA's latest mid-range graphics card has arrived, with the company electing to re-run the RTX 3060 rather than offering up an Ada Lovelace-based model. While the GeForce RTX 3060 8 GB contains the same GA106 GPU as its 12 GB sibling, NVIDIA's memory changes significantly hamper in-game performance.
Orange Pi Portable Monitor: New 14-inch portable monitor arrives for under US$60 from Orange Pi SBC manufacturer
The makers of Orange Pi single-board computers (SBCs) have produced a portable monitor. Sold as the Orange Pi Portable Monitor for less than US$60, the portable monitor consists of a 14-inch IPS panel, several ports and built-in speakers.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 overtakes GeForce GTX 1060 as most popular GPU in Steam November 2022 hardware survey
A new graphics card has risen to the top of Steam's latest hardware survey. Surprisingly, the GeForce GTX 1650 now ranks as the most used graphics card on Steam, despite the plethora of graphics cards that NVIDIA has released since. NVIDIA still dominates though, with its mid-range cards accounting for over 30% of all cards in the survey.
AMD Ryzen 7 7730U: AMD Barcelo refresh leaks with Zen 3 CPU cores and RX Vega iGPU design
With CES 2023 around the corner, it seems AMD is preparing to release another APU stack based on older designs. Based on new leaks, some members of the Ryzen 7000U series could combine Zen 3 CPU cores with AMD's old Vega iGPU architecture.
Google delivers Android 13 December 2022 update for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
Google has announced a major feature update for Pixel smartphones running Android 13. As of the December 2022 update, the likes of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro support a dedicated reader mode and can share digital car keys with other compatible smartphones, among other changes.
Google Pixel Watch: Google Assistant, Google Keep and new tiles introduced with December 2022 update
Google has released new features for Wear OS. Available first later this month on the Pixel Watch, the new features include functional changes, such as Google Assistant refinements and new tiles as Google continues to modernise Wear OS.
Apple iPad 10 teardown video explains no Apple Pencil 2 support and reveals differences with iPad Air 5
The entry-level iPad may have received a design overhaul this year, but Apple still lumbers the tablet with the original Apple Pencil despite lacking native support for the accessory. Now, iFixit has demonstrated why the iPad 10 lacks Apple Pencil 2 support and how the new tablet compares against the iPad Air 5.
DJI Mini 3: Specifications, pricing and accessories packages leak
More details about the DJI Mini 3 have leaked online. Surprisingly, DJI’s next drone may not be that much cheaper than the Mini 3 Pro, with evidence suggesting that as little as £40 could separate the pair. Additional specifications have emerged too, which offer an insight into the differences between the two Mini 3 series models.
Xiaomi Redmi K60E: Geekbench listing points to Snapdragon 870 usage as Redmi K60 packaging leaks
The Redmi K60 series is fast approaching, with Xiaomi believed to have all the Redmi K60, Redmi K60 Pro and the Redmi K60E in the pipeline. Reputedly, Xiaomi may re-use the Snapdragon 870 in the Redmi K60E though, not a new MediaTek Dimensity option. Redmi K60 packaging has leaked online ahead of the series’ release too.
Xiaomi Redmi 11A: New budget smartphones to launch globally with 50 MP camera
The Redmi 11A has reared its head again, this time as a model intended for global audiences. To be offered with a 50 MP camera, the Xiaomi Redmi 11A has already appeared on other regulatory databases in its Chinese and Indian guises.
Samsung adds Thunderbolt 4 connectivity to ViewFinity S8 series with new model
Samsung has refreshed the ViewFinity S8 series with the ViewFinity S8UT, a monitor that adds Thunderbolt 4 connectivity. Theoretically, it is now possible to daisy chain a second 4K monitor without needing a second video output. The ViewFinity S8UT comes in a single size for now, unlike the original ViewFinity S8 series.
POCO X5 Pro 5G: First signs of three regional model variants emerge for next-generation Xiaomi mid-range smartphone
Xiaomi is preparing to replace the POCO X4 Pro 5G, with Xiaomiui spotting the POCO X5 Pro 5G on IMEI databases. Currently, it seems that Xiaomi has developed dedicated Chinese, Indian and global models, which are all expected to land with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G chipset.
Fydetab Duo launches for £489 with January 2023 shipment aim
Fyde Innovations has brought the Fydetab Duo to Indiegogo, where it starts at £489. Having already exceeded its campaign goal, Fyde Innovations aims to start shipping the Fydetab Duo globally from January 2023.
Apple issues iOS 16.1.2 update with Crash Detection optimisations before iOS 16.2 release
Apple has released iOS 16.1.2 for the iPhone 8 and later. While the update is available for multiple iPhone models, iOS 16.1.2 primarily addresses an issue that resulted in iPhone 14 series units erroneously thinking they had been involved in car crashes.
NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation: Retailer pricing points to imminent release for AD102-based workstation GPU
It seems that NVIDIA is preparing to finally release the RTX 6000 Ada Generation, having introduced the graphics card in September. The RTX A6000 Ada Generation features a larger AD102 die than the GeForce RTX 4090 with over 18,000 CUDA cores, which NVIDIA complements with 48 GB of slower GDDR6 EEC VRAM. Pricing for NVIDIA’s new workstation GPU blows the RTX 4090 out of the water, though.
Find N2 Flip: Hands-on video of next-generation Oppo foldable leaks online
The Oppo Find N2 Flip has leaked online, less than a month ahead of its presumed introduction at Inno Day 2022. Showcased in a hands-on video, the upcoming foldable features a huge cover display and will look to steal a march on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4.
Intel PR manager showcases new NUC mini-PC prototype design
Photos of a redesigned Intel NUC mini-PC have landed online, courtesy of an Intel PR manager. Sporting better ventilation than current Intel NUC mini-PCs, the prototype also has an array of ports.
DJI Mini 3: Official photos leak for forthcoming compact drone
According to a well-informed leaker of all things drones, DJI is preparing to announce its next drone. Having already released the Avata, Mavic 3 Classic and Mini 3 Pro, to name but a few, @DealsDrone alleges that DJI has turned its attention to bringing the Mini 3 to market.
MIUI 14 changelog leaks detailing Xiaomi’s changes for ‘Project Razor’
The changelog for MIUI 14 has surfaced online ahead of the software’s official introduction alongside the Xiaomi 13 series. Offered up with numerous changes from MIUI 13, MIUI 14 will integrate Android 13’s new features, as well as a few Xiaomi flourishes.
GPD Win 4: Pricing revealed alongside revised release window
GPD has finally detailed how much the Win 4 will cost at launch. To be offered in four memory configurations, the GPD Win 4 will start at US$799 but will cost up to US$1,199 with 32 GB of RAM and 2 TB of storage. GPD has announced an updated release window, too.
Leaked Moto X40 renders highlight design changes for Motorola Edge 40 Pro too
High-resolution renders of the Moto X40 have turned up online, courtesy of @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice. To be offered first in China, the Moto X40 will eventually launch globally as the Motorola Edge 40 Pro with the same specifications.
JX1 mini-PC debuts with Intel Celeron N5105 processor and unusual ports arrangement
The JX1 combines a 10 W Intel Jasper Lake processor with LPDDR4 RAM and an M.2 2280 SSD. Offered with 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage, the JX1 features all rear-mounted ports, unlike most mini-PCs.
NanoPi R5C: FriendlyELEC starts selling new compact single-board computer for US$49 and up
FriendlyELEC has brought another single-board computer (SBC) to market. The NanoPi R5C is available from US$49, for which you receive a 58 x 58 mm SBC powered by the Rockchip RK3568B2 chipset, LPDDR4X RAM and eMMC flash storage, among other features.
Huawei Watch Buds release teased after several leaks
Huawei has shared its first teaser for the Watch Buds, a smartwatch that also contains a pair of TWS earbuds. Originally slated for a December 2 release, Huawei has now postponed the launch date as a mark of respect to former CCP General Secretary Jiang Zemin.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra stops by FCC as possible release date unearthed
The FCC has now published documentation for all Samsung Galaxy S23 series models, with the Galaxy S23 Ultra the final piece of the puzzle. With a strange downgrade from the Galaxy S22 Ultra that will affect recharging times, leaker Roland Quandt may have stumbled upon the release date for Samsung's next flagships too.
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro specs sheets leak as Xiaomi teases new floating telephoto camera
More details about the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro have emerged. Not only has Xiaomi outlined the Xiaomi 13 Pro’s ‘floating’ telephoto camera, but full specification sheets for both models have surfaced online.
OnePlus Nord CE 3: Renders leak showing design departure from current Nord CE 2
@OnLeaks has delivered high-resolution renders of the Nord CE 3 months before the device’s anticipated unveiling. Reportedly, the Nord CE 3 will represent a shift in design for OnePlus’s mid-range series, with OnePlus taking greater care to distinguish its cheaper smartphones from its flagship ones.
GKD Mini Plus Classic arrives on Kickstarter for US$139
GKD has now brought the Mini Plus Classic gaming handheld to Kickstarter, two and a half months after teasing the device. Available from US$139, the GKD Mini Plus Classic has already reached its Kickstarter funding goal and should start shipping in January 2023.
Xiaomi reveals new Redmi Pad model variant with more RAM
Xiaomi has refreshed the Redmi Pad, a few weeks after revealing the budget tablet. For some reason, the company has sought to offer the Redmi Pad with more RAM, as it is wont to do. Currently, the new version of the Redmi Pad is only available in Xiaomi's home market.
US Trade Commission issues Google with US$9.4 million fine for misleading Pixel 4 advertising
The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it and seven federal states will sue Google and iHeartMedia for ‘deceptive ads’. Having paid radio hosts to promote the Pixel 4 without labelling their testimonials as advertising.
Xiaomi Watch S2: Company outlines sizes, colours and advanced health feature
Xiaomi continues to tease the Watch S2 on social media. Now arriving sometime in December, the Watch S2 will be available in multiple styles, two sizes and with a design reminiscent of the Watch S1. The Watch S2 will contain a few tricks though, one of which is already available in the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch5 series.
Xiaomi confirms Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro camera specifications while showcasing sample photos
The wait for the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro goes on. However, the company behind the upcoming smartphones has now detailed a few camera specifications while also sharing several samples from the pair’s new cameras, with the Xiaomi 13 Pro inheriting the Sony IMX989 from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
Google Pixel 7a: First renders leak with familiar design
A reliable leaker has shared renders of the Pixel 7a, Google’s next mid-range smartphone. While the Pixel 7a resembles the Pixel 7, the former is a touch smaller than the latter.
PiTalk: New Raspberry Pi HAT arrives with 4G connectivity options
A new 4G-capable HAT for the Raspberry Pi has reached Kickstarter. Available from US$85, the PiTalk 4G HAT is joined by the cheaper PiTalk 4G Dongle and PiTalk 2G HAT, which are available to back for approximately US$79 and US$25, respectively. PiTalk should be compatible with all Raspberry Pi variants.
Orange Pi OS arrives to offer Android, Linux and Windows application support for SBCs
Shenzhen Xunlong Software, the company behind Orange Pi, has introduced a desktop OS of the same name. Mistakable for Windows 11, Orange Pi OS can also be customised to resemble macOS but supports Android, Linux and Windows applications. Orange Pi OS is already available to try on the Orange Pi 800, the company’s answer to the Raspberry Pi 400.
MINISFORUM NEPTUNE NAG6: Mini-PC showcased with Intel Core i9-12900H and AMD Radeon RX 6600M
MINISFORUM has announced the NAG6 in Japan, a more powerful version of the NAD9 that the company already sells globally. While the NAG6 features the same Core i9-12900H processor as the NAD9, MINISFORUM has also included the Radeon RX 6600M GPU for improved graphics performance.
Inkplate 2: Espressif ESP32-based ePaper display lands on Kickstarter with Arduino compatibility
Soldered Electronics has brought a new ePaper display to Kickstarter. Dubbed the Inkplate 2, the Arduino-compatible board contains a 2.13-inch and triple-colour ePaper panel sat atop of an Espressif ESP32 microcontroller. The Inkplate 2 is available to back now for US$35.
Nokia T21: Budget Android tablet starts shipping in Europe at higher than expected prices
HMD Global is now selling the Nokia T21 after introducing the tablet in September at IFA 2022. While the tablet remains unchanged from its debut over three months ago, HMD Global has decided to raise prices, with the Nokia T21 no longer starting at €219.
Beelink SER6 and SER6 Pro showcased ahead of December shipments
Beelink has announced the SER6 and SER6 Pro, a pair of mini-PCs running AMD’s latest Zen 3+ APUs. Available from US$549 and US$649 respectively, the pair are already available to pre-order but will not begin shipping until sometime next month.
ONEXPLAYER 2: Release date and more details about upcoming gaming handheld teased
One-netbook has shared more information about the ONEXPLAYER 2, a gaming handheld that will now be orderable next month. With the company adjusting the device’s launch date, it has also outlined when people should expect to receive their ONEXPLAYER 2 units, among other details.
Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus revealed in FCC listings
The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus are expected to mirror the design of their predecessors, albeit with a few Galaxy S22 Ultra-inspired differences. Most improvements for Samsung’s next-generation flagships will be internal though, such as the global adoption of Snapdragon chipsets. Recent FCC certifications have highlighted that larger batteries should be headed to the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus, too.
Galaxy Unpacked: Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra release window leaks
According to reports from South Korean media, Samsung has settled on a date for the release of the Galaxy S23 series. To be unveiled at another Galaxy Unpacked event, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra are tipped to make their entrance in San Francisco before embarking on a global release.
Xiaomi describes performance upgrades for Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro
Xiaomi has outlined more Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro specifications ahead of the pair’s announcement this Thursday. Meanwhile, Xiaomi 13 Pro colours have leaked online, courtesy of an official-looking render and a hands-on image with three models.
MIUI 14: Xiaomi boasts OS update is ‘light as a swallow’ thanks to Project Razor cutbacks
Xiaomi continues to tease MIUI 14 on social media, having recently confirmed the OS update’s inclusion in the forthcoming Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. Arriving on December 1, Xiaomi claims it enacted ‘Project Razor’ last year to improve MIUI in three major areas.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14: 2023 model leaks with AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS APU
ASUS has certified another upcoming ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop in South Korea. This time, the company has registered a new version of the ROG Zephyrus G14, which appears to rely on another 35 W AMD Ryzen APU.
LG Display moves production exclusively to OLED.EX panels for future OLED Smart TVs
LG Display has announced that all future OLED panels will be based on OLED.EX technology, a panel type that uses deuterium for improved efficiency. The change should mean that cheaper OLED Smart TVs will benefit from brighter panels too, albeit perhaps only when LG Display exhausts stocks of older OLED panels.
ASUS Zephyrus M16 2023: Leaked device picture confirms design change
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 2023 has leaked ahead of its release. Likely equipped with Intel Raptor Lake processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, the new ROG Zephyrus M16 also features a revised camera module.
Gigabyte certifies NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti along with various upcoming RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX cards
Gigabyte has pointed to fresh desktop graphics card releases. Based on recent regulatory body filings, NVIDIA is working toward launching the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, while AMD will make reference cards available to its board partners. Additionally, Gigabyte has certified numerous Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX cards.
Two LG UltraGear 34-inch gaming monitors receive 25% savings in Cyber Monday deals
Amazon has reduced a pair of 34-inch LG UltraGear gaming monitors. Both available at 25% discounts, the UltraGear 34GP63A-B and UltraGear 34GP83A-B can operate at 160 Hz and 1440p, among other features.
Realme Watch 3 Pro and Buds Air 3S to receive European launch next month
According to new reports, Realme plans to bring two of its new wearables to Europe next month. Supposedly, the company will introduce the Realme Watch 3 Pro and the Realme Buds Air 3S, which it has already released in other markets like India.
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro hands-on photos reveal large camera modules and design differences
Xiaomi will officially present the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro this Thursday, having only announced plans to do so earlier today. However, photos have already leaked online showing the pair side by side, revealing what to expect from Xiaomi’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-based flagships in the process.
Xiaomi teases features and MIUI 14 launch software for Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro while outlining release date
Xiaomi has started teasing the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, a pair of flagships that the company had already confirmed would rely on the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Not only has Xiaomi revealed the Xiaomi 13 series’ launch date, but it has also detailed their launch software and a few hardware features.
Huawei Watch Buds: Hands-on video highlights hinged design ahead of early December release
A hands-on video showing the Huawei Watch Buds has surfaced online. Seemingly a retail unit, another leak has outlined the smartwatch’s release date, which may coincide with several other Huawei products.
Xiaomi Redmi K60E revealed as reworked Redmi K50S and Xiaomi 12T sibling
More details about the Redmi K60E have emerged ahead of the Redmi K60 series’ introduction in China. The Redmi K60E is rumoured to be the Redmi K50S by another name, itself a Chinese version of the Xiaomi 12T, albeit with an improved MediaTek Dimensity chipset.
Neptune HX99G: New MINISFORUM mini-PC previewed with Ryzen 9 6900HX and Radeon RX 6600M combination
MINISFORUM has showcased the Neptune HX99G in Japan ahead of the mini-PC’s release later this year. Equipped with one of AMD’s most powerful laptop APUs, the Neptune HX99G will also be available with the Radeon RX 6600M and plenty of ports.
Xiaomi Redmi K60, Redmi K60 Pro and Redmi K60E detailed with various MediaTek and Snapdragon chipsets and 120 W charging for top model
According to a new report, Xiaomi has decided to kick off the Redmi K60 series with three models, including the mysterious Redmi K60E. Bizarrely, the regular Redmi K60 is rumoured to launch with a more powerful and newer chipset than the Redmi K60 Pro. Meanwhile, the Redmi K60 trio have also stopped by the 3C in China.
RedMagic 8 Pro details emerge with 165 W fast charging and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in tow
Initial RedMagic 8 Pro certifications point towards the flagship offering even more outlandish charging capabilities than the current RedMagic 7 Pro or RedMagic 7S Pro. To be available with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the RedMagic 8 Pro should arrive later this year in China before a global release in early 2023.
Zotac announces new ZBOX mini-PCs with Intel Alder Lake-P processors
Zotac has updated its ZBOX C series of mini-PCs to Intel’s latest set of mobile processors. Offered with 28 W Intel Alder Lake parts, the ZBOX CI627 nano, ZBOX CI647 nano and ZBOX CI667 nano all contain numerous ports but also some odd carryovers from older ZBOX C machines.
GMKtec presents NucBox 9 mini-PC with AMD Ryzen 5 5600U and 16 GB RAM
GMKtec has started selling another mini-PC following last month’s launch of the NucBox 8. This time, the company has released the NucBox 9, a significantly more powerful option than the NucBox 8 on account of its AMD Ryzen 5 5600U APU.
Nothing Phone (1) updated with improved experimental AirPods support
Nothing has released Nothing OS 1.1.7 for the Phone (1). Not only does the new OS update contain bug fixes and improvements, but it also brings improved AirPods support for Nothing’s first smartphone.
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro return excellent Geekbench 5 scores thanks to Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro are right around the corner, with both smartphones set to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Early Geekbench 5 scores suggest that this chipset change alone will yield massive performance improvements compared to the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro, which utilised the much-maligned Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Samsung releases FIFA World Cup 2022-themed update for Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Samsung has released new updates for the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, its latest pair of smartwatches. Rolling out as AVK7, the update contains a FIFA World Cup 2022-themed watch face with various customisation options, among other changes.
Huawei Watch Buds: Retail packaging leaks for smartwatch with removable earbuds
It seems that Huawei is planning to release another unique take on the smartwatch, having recently introduced the Watch GT Cyber. While the company has not confirmed anything yet, retail packing of the Huawei Watch Buds has leaked, in which the smartwatch’s hinged display and removable earbuds can clearly be seen.
Philips 27B1U7903: High-end professional monitor launches with Mini LED local dimming zones and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
The Philips 27B1U7903 is the company’s latest premium monitor aimed at professionals. Equipped with a 27-inch panel that outputs at 4K, the Philips 27B1U7903 also relies on Mini LED backlights to deliver up to 1,400 cd/m² when displaying HDR content. The Philips 27B1U7903 has a built-in USB hub and Gigabit Ethernet, among other features.
Banana Pi BPI-M6 previewed with M.2 Key E expansion and powerful NPU
Banana Pi has another single-board computer on the boil, with the company having now showcased the BPI-M6. Pricing and availability have not been confirmed yet, but Banana Pi has outlined all key specifications, including that the SBC will be available with four ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores and 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5: Amazon reduces regular and Pro models in multiple colours
The Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro may only be a few months old, but Samsung and Amazon have sought to include all Galaxy Watch5 series models in their Black Friday promotions. Now starting at US$229 for the cheapest Galaxy Watch5 during Black Friday, the Galaxy Watch5 series tops out at US$429.99 for the LTE version of the Galaxy Watch5 Pro.
Radxa E25: Upgradeable networking device arrives for US$59 with 2.5 Gbit Ethernet and optional WiFi 6 connectivity
The Radxa E25 is a mini-PC designed as a headless server or a router. Equipped with up to 8 GB of RAM, the machine comes with a pair of 2.5 Gbit Ethernet connections, supports numerous connectivity options and runs various Linux server images.
LG UltraGear 45GR95QE pricing and release date confirmed for new curved OLED gaming monitor
LG has finally outlined pricing for the UltraGear 45GR95QE, the company’s upcoming 45-inch and 800R curved gaming monitor. Sporting an AGLR OLED panel that operates at up to 240 Hz, the UltraGear 45GR95QE will be orderable from next month but will not begin shipping before Christmas.
Multiple AMD Ryzen 4000G, Ryzen 5000X and Ryzen 7000X processors receive significant reductions during Amazon Black Friday sales
Amazon is offering substantial savings across AMD’s desktop product stack. From the Ryzen 5 4600G to the Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 5000X models in between, the deals provide a more cost-effective way of upgrading an existing Socket AM4 build or adopting AMD’s latest Socket AM5 platform.
MSI Project 491C: World’s first ‘Super Ultra-Wide’ QD OLED and 240 Hz gaming monitor teased ahead of CES 2023 introduction
MSI has unveiled a new QD OLED monitor before a full CES 2023 showcased. Dubbed ‘Project 491C’ and reliant on a Samsung Display panel, the device is the first ‘super ultra-wide’ curved gaming monitor.
Apple clarifies lack of high-definition Bluetooth codec support for AirPods Max and AirPods Pro 2
While the AirPods Max and AirPods Pro 2 have been heralded as offering excellent audio quality for their class, neither support high-definition Bluetooth audio codecs. Instead, both peak at 256 kbps over AAC, or SBC if you are not using an Apple product. Finally, an Apple engineer has commented on why the company has elected against supporting LDAC, aptX or equivalents.
Honor Earbuds 3i: New TWS earbuds arrive with ANC and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity
Honor has introduced the Earbuds 3i, a new pair of TWS earbuds that support ANC and Bluetooth 5.2. Equipped with 10 mm drivers, the Honor Earbuds 3i also features touch controls and offers up to 10 hours of battery life.
Samsung Galaxy A34 renders and dimensions leak online
High-resolution renders of the Samsung Galaxy A34 have surfaced, courtesy of @OnLeaks & Giznext. Arriving months ahead of the device’s presumed release window, the Galaxy A34 sports a few changes from the Galaxy A33 5G, including fewer rear-facing cameras.
DJI Mavic 3M unveiled with multispectral sensors and five cameras
DJI has introduced yet another Mavic 3 series drone. The Mavic 3M is the antithesis of the Mavic 3 Classic, with DJI adding more cameras this time around. DJI has equipped the Mavic 3M with multispectral sensors for measuring the land beneath it mid-flight, among other uses.
DJI Mini 3: FCC sighting and hands-on photo surface for DJI Mini 2 successor
DJI may have released the Mini 3 Pro earlier this year, but the company is not done with the Mini 3 series yet. Based on a series of leaks, DJI is preparing to release the regular Mini 3, a replacement for the Mini 2 and what should be a cheaper alternative to the Mini 3 Pro.
GKD Mini Plus Classic: Launch price confirmed for compact gaming handheld
GKD is close to launching the Mini Plus Classic outside China, having revealed the gaming handheld in September. The GKD Mini Plus Classic features a 3.5-inch display, a Rockchip RK3566 chipset and 1 GB of RAM, plus a 3,000 mAh battery.
Unihertz starts selling compact Jelly 2E smartphone for US$159.99 in multiple markets
The Unihertz Jelly 2E is now available to order, a few weeks after the company introduced the pocket smartphone. Equipped with a 3-inch display and a MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, the Unihertz Jelly 2E is a cheaper alternative to the regular Jelly 2.
Sony WF-1000XM4: Substantial savings to be had for premium earbuds in both colours during Black Friday promotions
The Sony WF-1000XM4 launched for US$279.99, but the premium earbuds can be picked up for as little as US$178 during this year’s Black Friday deals. Available at a discounted price in either colour, the WF-1000XM4 supports the high-resolution LDAC codec and lasts up to 8 hours between charges, among other features.
RingConn: Oura Ring 3 competitor lands on Indiegogo for US$149
RingConn has started selling its eponymous Smart Ring on crowdfunding website Indiegogo. Available from US$149, RingConn boasts that its Smart Ring outperforms the Oura Ring 3 in every aspect.
OnePlus 10T: Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 flagship receives price cuts across all SKUs
Amazon and OnePlus have reduced the OnePlus 10T during Black Friday. Available for as little as US$575 on Amazon, the OnePlus 10T features the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, a 120 Hz display and supports 150 W fast charging, among other features.
Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition introduced with unique and limited design
Xiaomi has presented a new version of the Xiaomi 12T Pro, roughly 6 weeks after releasing the standard Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro. Produced in collaboration with Daniel Arsham, the Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition features a special design and will be sold in limited numbers.
Xiaomi 13: Lu Weibing teases new flagship series release later this month
Xiaomi may offer a glimpse of its next-generation flagships sooner than expected. While there had been rumours of a December release for the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, Lu Weibing, Xiaomi Group China President and Redmi General Manager, has hinted at a November release instead.
Motorola Edge 40 Pro: Specifications detailed for Moto X40 global model
A well-known leaker has shared several specifications for the Edge 40 Pro, the Motorola X40’s global sibling. With the Motorola Edge 40 Pro retaining the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 of the Motorola X40, the former should also provide a 4,610 mAh battery and 125 W fast charging, among other features.
Huawei MatePad SE: Budget tablet arrives in Europe for €149.99
Huawei has brought the MatePad SE to Europe, where it has arrived for under €150. Equipped with a 10.4-inch display that outputs at 1200p, the MatePad SE also ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset and HarmonyOS 3, among other features.
Huawei Watch D receives new features with latest HarmonyOS 2.1 update
Huawei has released HarmonyOS 126.96.36.1998 for the Watch D, its first smartwatch that can measure blood pressure levels. Rolling out now, the new update adds a few quality-of-life improvements for the Huawei Watch D, including the option of replying to notifications from third-party messaging apps.
Diesel Griffed Gen 6: Fossil Group releases another Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus smartwatch with Wear OS 3
The Fossil Group has released a new Diesel-branded smartwatch. Sold as the Diesel Gen 6 Griffed, the device utilises Qualcomm’s older Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus platform but ships with Wear OS 3, Google’s latest smartwatch OS.
AirPods Pro 2: Apple’s latest TWS earbuds offer significantly lower Bluetooth latency than their predecessors
Apple markets the latest AirPods Pro as delivering improved sound quality, long battery life and superior noise cancellation than the AirPods Pro 1. However, new independent tests have determined that Apple has made strides in reducing Bluetooth latency between generations, which should make the AirPods Pro 2 better suited for gaming than previous AirPods.
Google Pixel Buds Pro receives 25% discount in all four colours
Google has shaved a quarter off the MSRP of the Pixel Buds Pro as part of its Black Friday promotions. Now available for US$149.99 in all colours, the Pixel Buds Pro supports ANC, Bluetooth multipoint and a 5-band EQ, among other features.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 receives US$50 and 20% discount two months after release
The Apple AirPods Pro 2 is available at a US$50 discount during Black Friday promotions. Only available in one colour, the AirPods Pro 2 are still full price when ordered from Apple directly.
Motorola ‘Penang5G’ leaks ahead of 2023 North American release
According to reports, Motorola has developed a new budget Android smartphone for release in North America. Due sometime next year, ‘Penang5G’ will be joined by ‘Penang4G’ and ‘Penang+’ too.
One UI 5: Samsung wants to finish Android 13 update rollout next month, two months ahead of schedule
According to Samsung’s official update schedule, many devices will remain on Android 12 until early 2023. However, a company VP has now outlined plans to change things up and finish before the end of the year.
OnePlus Ace 2 specifications leak online with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and 100 W fast charging
A renowned leaker has shared specifications for the OnePlus Ace 2, a smartphone that is likely to launch in various markets under different names. Surprisingly, the OnePlus Ace 2 will be available with a flagship chipset, as well as a high-resolution display.
Honor Magic Vs: New flagship foldable lands in China as company reveals global launch window
Honor has launched the Magic Vs in China, a smartphone that the company claims ‘pushes industry benchmarks’ in not only design and performance, but also in user experience and display quality. Available from today in China for CNY 7,499 (~US$1,050), Honor has teased when the Magic Vs will be coming to markets, too.
Anbernic RG505: OLED gaming handheld launches for US$147.99 with Android 12
Anbernic has started selling another gaming handheld. Arriving as the RG505, the device relies on the Unisoc Tiger T618, 4 GB of RAM and an OLED display that measures 4.95-inches across.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 FE: Rumours surface for new cheaper Galaxy Tab S8 series option
According to new reports, Samsung is preparing to release a new 'Fan Edition' tablet. Billed as being part of the Galaxy Tab S8 series, the tablet utilises a weaker processor than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, as well as a cheaper display, among other changes.
Huawei Watch FIT 2 receives new features with major software update
Huawei has started distributing a new update to the Watch FIT 2, one of the company’s many smartwatches. Rolling out as HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52, the update brings several new features to the Watch FIT 2, such as a Running Ability Index metric and the expansion of the device’s alarm functionality.
Google Pixel Watch receives new sleep features with latest software update
Google has brought a feature from Fitbit to the Pixel Watch. Available globally, Sleep Profiles is aimed at detecting changes in sleep patterns. The new feature is tied to a Fitbit Premium membership though, which costs US$9.99 per month or US$79.99 annually.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II: Premium earbuds to land Qualcomm aptX Lossless support
Bose has outlined plans to upgrade its QuietComfort Earbuds II. Already billed as offering the world's best ANC, the QuietComfort Earbuds II will soon be capable of aptX Lossless, one of two new Qualcomm sound platforms.
Xiaomi 13: Leaker describes new 50 MP camera sensor with OIS and 120 W fast charging for upcoming flagship
Xiaomi is expected to announce the Xiaomi 13 series in a few weeks, albeit only in China. In the meantime, Digital Chat Station has described several features of the Xiaomi 13, which will arrive with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
Xiaomi Redmi K60 concept renders showcase design of global POCO F5 model
Concept renders of the Redmi K60 have provided a look at what could be to come from one of Xiaomi's next flagship Redmi smartphones. Anticipated for an early 2023 release, the Redmi K60 should launch globally as the POCO F5, as the Redmi K50 did with the POCO F4.
ONEXPLAYER mini: New model announced with Intel Pentium Gold 8505, 7-inch display and 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM for US$599
One-netbook has started selling an Intel Pentium Gold 8505-powered version of the ONEXPLAYER mini. Sold with a 1200p display and in two colours, the ONEXPLAYER mini also has 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 512 GB of storage and a 48 Wh battery, among other features.
ONEXPLAYER 2: One-netbook teases new gaming handheld with Nintendo Switch-style detachable controllers
One-netbook has shared details about the ONEXPLAYER 2, a gaming handheld that takes the form factor of the original ONEXPLAYER and crosses it with a Nintendo Switch. To be available with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and an equivalent Intel Alder Lake processor, the ONEXPLAYER 2 will also contain a larger battery than many ultrabooks.
LG UltraGear 27GR95QE-B: 27-inch OLED gaming monitor announced with 2.5K resolution and 240 Hz refresh rate for US$999
LG has unveiled the 27GR95QE-B, another edition in the UltraGear series. Equipped with a 27-inch OLED panel, the UltraGear 27GR95QE-B combines a 2.5K resolution with a 240 Hz refresh rate, as well as AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, among other features.
YOGA Paper: Lenovo confirms new details about E Ink tablet ahead of release
Lenovo has previewed the YOGA Paper again on social media. In a series of pictures posted to Weibo, Lenovo has confirmed the device's design, several features and a few accessories.
Huawei Vision Glass: New Micro OLED smart glasses can create up to a 120-inch virtual display
Huawei has introduced a new pair of smart glasses in China. Sold as the Vision Glass, the smart glasses can reproduce giant and colour-accurate virtual displays thanks to Micro OLED displays.
MIUI 14 teased as the most efficient Android-based OS before release
According to a Xiaomi executive responsible for the company's smartphone software, MIUI 14 will launch as a considerably more streamlined and less bloated OS than its predecessor. Not only has the executive teased that MIUI 14 will run more smoothly than MIUI 13, but they have also finally revealed MIUI 14's logo too.
Bigme Galy: 8-inch eReader launches with colour display and Google Play Store access
The Bigme Galy has reached Kickstarter, where it sells for US$540. Offered with an 8-inch colour E Ink display, the Bigme Galy also runs Android 11 and supports active pen input, among other features.
Vivo X90: Specifications surface on TENAA with MediaTek Dimensity 9200, 120 W fast charging and 50 MP triple camera
The launch of the Vivo X90 series is right around the corner, with Vivo set to present its next flagship smartphones on November 22. In the meantime, the Vivo X90 has emerged on TENAA, revealing several specifications about the handset in the process.
NVIDIA releases fix for blank screen issues when booting GeForce RTX 4080 and GeForce RTX 4090
NVIDIA has issued a firmware update to resolve a problem with the new GeForce RTX 4080 and GeForce RTX 4090. Rolling out via the Firmware Update Tool v1.2, the change needed could not be applied with a driver update.
OnePlus, Vivo, Xiaomi and others start confirming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 usage in upcoming flagship smartphones
With Qualcomm having now announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, numerous smartphone manufacturers have now committed to using the new flagship chipset, as well as the smartphone series in which it will feature. From the OnePlus 11 to the Xiaomi 13 and many others in between, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 should be available in some markets before Christmas.
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max get a revised always-on display with iOS 16.2
Apple received plenty of criticism for how it integrated always-on display functionality for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. While the mode was almost indistinguishable from iOS 16's active lock screen, it seems that this could change with iOS 16.2, a preview of which Apple already offers in Beta 3.
AOC launches two new AGON 5 gaming monitors with 240 Hz refresh rates and 2.5K resolutions
AOC has introduced the AGON AG275QZ/EU and AGON AG275QZN/EU, two new gaming monitors that fall under the company’s AGON 5 series. Available later this month, the pair combine 240 Hz native refresh rates with 2.5K resolutions and low response times, among other features.
OnePlus updates six smartphones to OxygenOS 13, including OnePlus 8 series
OnePlus has continued its Android 13 and OxygenOS 13 rollout at impressive speed. Having already updated last year’s OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, it has now rolled out OxygenOS 13 to another six smartphones. From today, the Android 13-based update should be available on the OnePlus 8 series, plus the OnePlus 9T, OnePlus 9RT and the OnePlus 10R.
Lenovo Tab Extreme leaks with MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Android 13 and a 3K display
Lenovo is preparing to bring a high-end and MediaTek-powered Android tablet to market. While the company has not commented on the device yet, a recent Google Play Console listing reveals that the device will arrive as the Lenovo Tab Extreme with a high-resolution display.
Apple TV 4K: New 128 GB model cannot access more than 64 GB of storage on tvOS 16
Apple finally brought 128 GB of storage to the Apple TV 4K with the 2022 model. While the most expensive Apple TV 4K also supports Ethernet and Thread networking, tvOS 16 currently prevents it from accessing more than 64 GB of storage. The current tvOS 16.2 beta does not address this bug, either.
TinyTV 2 and TinyTV Mini arrive with ridiculous proportions
TinyCircuits has introduced the TinyTV 2 and TinyTV Mini, successors to the three-year-old TinyTV. Available for US$49 via Kickstarter, the pair should start shipping in March 2023 in a choice of two colours each.
AMD finally compares Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 and shares new gaming benchmarks
AMD may have announced the Radeon RX 7900 series a few weeks ago, but it has taken the company until now to reveal how its latest offerings compare against the RTX 4080, NVIDIA's latest Ada Lovelace architecture card. Unsurprisingly, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX offers better value for money than the RTX 4080 while also usurping the performance of the Radeon RX 6950 XT.
Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro, Galaxy M32 5G and Galaxy M52 5G receive One UI 5 ahead of schedule
Samsung continues to upgrade its product stack to One UI 5 at breakneck speed. Not only has the company brought the Android 13-based update to the Galaxy Tab S8 series this week, but it has also delivered it to devices that were not scheduled to receive One UI 5 until December. Regardless, the Galaxy XCover6 Pro, Galaxy M32 5G and Galaxy M52 5G are now eligible for the update in several European countries.
Google brings more Fitbit features to Pixel Watch app
Google has released new features to the Pixel Watch app as part of its November 2022 update. Not only has Google included several bug fixes, but the company has also integrated greater Fitbit functionality, which still remains lacking compared to Fitbit's flagship smartwatches.
Higole Gole1 R: Mini-PC arrives on Kickstarter with a built-in display and HDMI 2.1 connectivity
Higole has brought another unusual mini-PC to market. This time, the company has introduced the Gole1 R, a Rockchip RK3588-based device that has a 5.5-inch built-in display for running Android 12, Linux or Ubuntu.
Morefine M600: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and DDR5 RAM mini-PC launches with multiple configuration options
Morefine is now offering the M600, a mini-PC powered by the AMD Zen 3+ architecture. Starting at US$438 as a barebones system, the Morefine M600 is available with a choice of Ryzen 6000 APUs and up to 64 GB of RAM with 1 TB of storage.
Orange Pi 5 lands for US$60 with Rockchip RK3588S and 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM
Pre-orders have opened for Orange Pi 5, the company's latest single-board computer. Equipped with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, the Orange Pi 5 also features the Rockchip RK3588S chipset. At launch, the Orange Pi 5 supports OrangePi OS, Android 12 and Debian 11.
Redmi Note 12: Leaker tips earlier than expected global launch for Xiaomi’s new mid-range monsters
According to reports, Xiaomi is looking to release the Redmi Note 12 series outside China a couple of months earlier than anticipated. While it took Xiaomi until Q1 2022 to release the Redmi Note 11 series globally, the likes of the Redmi Note 12 and Redmi Note 12 Pro could debut in Asia and Europe as soon as December.
DIZO Watch R Talk Go: New smartwatch launches for US$59.99 in three colours
DIZO may have the Watch D Plus in the pipeline, but the company has also just started selling the Watch R Talk Go. Available globally, the Watch R Talk Go ships in three colours, each with matching watch bands. The DIZO Watch R Talk Go should offer long battery life too, among other features.
Samsung starts upgrading Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra to Android 13 with One UI 5 updates
Samsung has started distributing the first major update for the Galaxy Tab S8 series. Rolling out now to the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, the updates pack many new features, including DeX improvements and greater colour customisation options.
Teclast M40 Plus: New Android tablet arrives with 10.1-inch and 1200p display for under US$140
Teclast has introduced the M40 Plus, a 10.1-inch tablet with a 1200p display and a Mediatek Kompanio 500 MT8183 chipset. Offered in a Sea Blue colourway, the Teclast M40 Plus comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage for less than US$140.
Xiaomi POCO X5 5G surfaces at regulatory bodies ahead of global release
Xiaomi is moving closer to releasing the POCO X5, a handset that the FCC has revealed will launch with MIUI 14, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 5G modem. Reputedly set to arrive with a 120 Hz display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, the POCO X5 will receive dedicated Chinese, global and Indian releases.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9: Latest model marks major repairability improvements for 2-in-1 series
Microsoft continues to improve the repairability of the Surface Pro series. While the Surface Pro 7 was one of the least repairable devices when it arrived two years ago, the Surface Pro 9 makes improvements in all areas. Microsoft plans to offer spare parts and repair guides for its latest Surface Pro within the next few months too.
Pixel 7a: Google code confirms numerous upgrades for company's next mid-range smartphone
It seems that Google is preparing to bring major upgrades to its Pixel a series with next year's Pixel 7a. Not only will Google finally move on from the 12 MP sensor used by the Pixel 3 to the Pixel 6a, but it will also bring wireless charging and 90 Hz displays to its mid-range offering.
Pimax Portal: Gaming handheld, VR headset and AMD Ryzen 7 6800U mini-PC extraordinaire revealed
Pimax has revealed the Portal, a gaming handheld based on Android. Not only can the Pimax Portal be used as a compact gaming device, but it is capable of integrating with a VR headset, an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-powered mini-PC or a gaming PC for a wireless VR experience.
Hardkernel ODROID-N2L: Amlogic S922X-based SBC launches for US$59 with active cooling
Hardkernel is now offering a new single-board computer (SBC) powered by the Amlogic S922X chipset and up to 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Sold as the ODROID-N2L, the SBC is actively cooled, supports eMMC flash storage and has a 40-pin GPIO header, among other features.
Chuwi CoreBox: Refreshed mini-PC arrives with Intel Alder Lake processor, LPDDR5 RAM and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
Chuwi has launched a new version of the CoreBox, now described as CoreBox 4th. Not only has Chuwi upgraded the mini-PC to Intel's Alder Lake architecture, but it has also introduced LPDDR5 RAM for the CoreBox, as well as support for external graphics card enclosures thanks to Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
Razer Wolverine V2 Pro: New controller launches with PlayStation 5 compatibility to rival Sony DualSense Edge
Razer has introduced the Wolverine V2 Pro, a controller that supports the PlayStation 5 and PCs. Equipped with numerous features for competitive gamers, the Wolverine V2 Pro will ship sooner than Sony's DualSense Edge wireless controller, which will not be available until late January 2023.
Apple fixes AirPods Pro 2 issue with Google Pixel smartphones and adds new Beats Studio Buds feature as part of wider audio product updates
Apple has released numerous firmware updates for its various AirPods and Beats earbuds. As well as updating headphones too, Apple has issued a new update for the AirTags, which have now reached firmware version 2.0.24.
Realme 10 5G presented with a sharp design as second member in Realme 10 series
Realme has unveiled the Realme 10 5G, a smartphone that arrives a few days after the Realme 10 4G. Already orderable in China, the Realme 10 5G has a Dimensity 700 chipset, 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage. The Realme 10 5G has a 50 MP primary and a 5,000 mAh battery too, among other features.
Samsung causes new problems for Galaxy Watch4 series smartwatches with latest software update designed to fix critical issue
Samsung has released a new update for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic to fix a major issue that it introduced with last month's software update for the pair. Rolling out as GVK4, the new update includes a 'power operation-related stabilisation code' to prevent units from bricking when they power off. Unfortunately, it seems that the new update causes other issues for the Galaxy Watch4 generation.
Samsung issues stable One UI 5 updates for Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4
Samsung continues to bring its smartphones onto One UI 5 at speed. No sooner has the company started upgrading the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series than it has commenced rollouts for five other Galaxy smartphones. Next up for One UI 5 is the Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4.
OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro receive stable OxygenOS 13 builds based on Android 13 in Europe, India and North America
OnePlus has started distributing stable Android 13-based builds globally for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Rolling out as Oxygen OS 13.0, the updates are available for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro handsets sold in Europe, India and North America.
Apple Mac mini: YouTuber repurposes Apple M1 mini-PC for Nintendo Wii-based project
The design of the Mac mini has remained largely unchanged since 2010, despite Apple moving the mini-PC from Intel to ARM-based chipsets. While others have miniaturised the Apple M1-based Mac mini, Luke Miani has modified the mini-PC to recreate a Nintendo Wii capable of gaming in 4K.
AMD Raise The Game: New bundle starts with up to two free games when purchasing Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards
AMD has announced a new ‘Raise the Game’ bundle for new Radeon RX 6000 graphics card purchases. Billed as offering two games for free, AMD has included numerous participating retailers, which should allow people to get the best price on the likes of the Radeon RX 6600 and RX 6800 while still being eligible to claim the free game bundle.
DIZO Watch D Plus previewed with an even larger display than original DIZO Watch D
DIZO has all but launched the Watch D Plus, a larger version of the Watch D. While the Watch D has a 1.8-inch display, the Watch D Plus promises to house a 1.85-inch panel on your wrist. Available from next week in India, DIZO has confirmed not only the price of its upcoming smartwatch but also its various features and colours.
Honor Magic Vs: Next-generation foldable launch date confirmed following emergence of leaked design and specifications
Honor has begun teasing the Magic Vs, its next-generation foldable smartphone. Launching later this month and after Qualcomm's annual summit, the Magic Vs has an incredibly thin design and is rumoured to be packing a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Nokia Streaming Box 8010: Upgraded streaming box launches with a new ARM chipset and more memory
StreamView has released the Nokia Streaming Box 8010, building on the older Streaming Box 8000. While the pair have similar model numbers, the Streaming Box 8010 contains significantly more memory and an upgraded ARM chipset to power Android TV 11.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti: Packaging, specifications and release dates leak for re-branded RTX 4080 12 GB
It seems that NVIDIA is on course to relaunch the RTX 4080 12 GB. Now called the RTX 4070 Ti, the graphics card retains the same product board and SKU as the RTX 4080 12 GB but with a reduced launch price. Not only has RTX 4070 Ti packaging leaked, but also several dates concerning the card’s announcement and release.
Leica Leitz Phone 2: Re-bodied Sharp Aquos R7 previewed globally ahead of Japan-only launch
Leica has introduced the Leitz Phone 2, a flagship smartphone that it will only sell in Japan. Announced globally, the Leitz Phone 2 borrows heavily from the Sharp Aquos R7 while staying true to its predecessor.
Leaker reveals specifications for possible Realme GT Neo 4 or OnePlus Ace 2
According to Digital Chat Station, BBK Electronics’ subsidiaries have a Redmi K60 series competitor on the horizon. Thought to be the Realme GT Neo 4 or the OnePlus Ace 2, the handset is believed to offer the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, as well as other high-end components.
Xiaomi Redmi 11A: Design and specifications leak for upcoming budget smartphone
TENAA has certified the Redmi 11A, an upcoming entry-level smartphone presumed to be the successor of the current Redmi 10A. Equipped with two rear-facing cameras, the Xiaomi Redmi 11A also features biometric authentication and a 6.7-inch display on its other side.
Polar Ignite 3: Revamped smartwatch launches in multiple colours for US$329.95
Polar has announced the Ignite 3, a successor to the Ignite 2 that improves upon the outgoing smartwatch in many areas. Not only does the Ignite 3 have a more modern design, but Polar has also included an AMOLED display and a larger battery, among other changes.
OnePlus Nord CE 3: Leaked specifications point to 120 Hz display, 5,000 mAh battery and 108 MP camera
According to new reports, OnePlus has finalised specifications for the Nord CE 3. Supposedly equipped with the Snapdragon 695 5G, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 is tipped to arrive with a 120 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 67 W fast charging, among other features.
Galaxy Z Flip4 Maison Margiela Edition: Samsung reveals limited edition foldable smartphone with custom design, new accessories and a 'new UX design'
Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Z Flip4 Maison Margiela Edition, a limited edition smartphone created in collaboration with fashion house Maison Margiela. Built with a new design, a revised UX and one-off accessories, the Maison Margiela Edition will be available from the start of December in a few countries.
Realme 10: MediaTek Helio G99-powered smartphone arrives with 50 MP camera and Super AMOLED display for US$230
Realme has revealed the Realme 10, a 4G smartphone that combines the MediaTek Helio G99 with a 90 Hz display. Available with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, the Realme 10 also has a 50 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 33 W fast charging.
Apple iPhone V: Functional foldable iPhone presented in clamshell form factor
A modder has repurposed an iPhone to create the iPhone V, a foldable iPhone that borrows from the Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr series. Created years before Apple is rumoured to dip its toes into foldable display technology, the iPhone V sticks with the clamshell form factor pushed by the likes of Motorola and Samsung.
Realme 10 Pro Plus teased as having extremely thin display bezels ahead of November 17 launch
Realme has outlined a few details about one of the members in its forthcoming Realme 10 series. While the Realme 10 Pro Plus resembles contemporary flagship smartphones, the handset is expected to disrupt the mid-range market instead.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic received botched update that bricks some smartwatches
Samsung has acknowledged that the latest update for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic can cause some units to stop working entirely. Although the company has not necessarily resolved the software issue, it claims to have halted the update rollout and is taking steps to remedy affected smartwatches.
LG Display reveals world's first Stretchable display with micro-LEDs
LG Display has presented the Stretchable display, which it claims offers 20% stretchability and a 100 PPI. Currently a prototype, LG Display hints that the display technology could be used in fashion, gaming, wearables and vehicles.
Garmin Instinct Crossover: New hybrid smartwatch launches in three variants from US$499.99
Garmin has unveiled the Instinct Crossover, a new hybrid smartwatch series that comes in Solar and Tactical variants. Available from US$499.99, Instinct Crossover Solar models boast 'Infinite Battery Life', according to Garmin.
iFixit starts stocking Pixel 6a spare parts as collaboration with Google deepen
iFixit has started selling spare parts for the Google Pixel 6a. From replacement battery and display adhesives to camera modules and a new display, it is now possible to repair the Pixel 6a yourself with genuine Google parts.
Google sends out November 2022 update for Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and earlier Pixel smartphones
Google has started distributing a new update to all Pixel smartphones from the Pixel 4a series onwards. While Google has released the November 2022 update to all eligible Pixel smartphones, this month's update pays particular attention to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, with several device-specific bug fixes related to display power consumption and thermal performance, among other changes.
Retroid Pocket 3+ launches with performance upgrades in multiple colours
Retroid has introduced a new version of the Pocket 3. Sold as the Pocket 3+, the gaming handheld has a 4.7-inch display, a Unisoc T618 chipset and 4 GB of RAM but only features the outdated Android 11.
Vivo X90 Pro Plus: Hands-on images reveal design, Zeiss optics and 'Xtreme Imagination' rear cameras
Hands-on photos of Vivo's next flagship smartphone have emerged online. Sporting four rear-facing cameras, the X90 Pro is expected to launch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and 'Xtreme Imagination' cameras, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi K60: Entry-level model passes through 3C as camera details leak
New details about the Redmi K60 series have leaked online. Not only has Xiaomi certified the Redmi K60 with the 3C in China, but Digital Chat Station has also outlined more camera specifications.
MediaTek Dimensity 9200: New flagship chipset debuts with ARM Cortex-X3 CPU and Immortalis-G715 GPU cores built around TSMC N4P node
MediaTek has unveiled the Dimensity 9200, its latest flagship chipset and the first with ARM's Cortex-X3 GPU. Based on the TSMC N4P node, the Dimensity 9200 promises to deliver better performance than the Dimensity 9000 with significantly reduced power consumption, among other advantages.
LILYGO T7 S3 ESP32-S3: New ESP32-based arrives with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LiPo battery support within a tiny profile
LILYGO has introduced the T7 S3 ESP32-S3, a developer board that supports Arduino IDE, MicroPython and PlatformIO. Equipped with the ESP32-S3-WROOM-1-N16R8, the LILYGO T7 S3 ESP32-S3 also has a USB Type-C port and supports LiPo connectivity, among other things.
T8 Pro: New mini-PC launches with Intel Celeron N5095 processor, triple monitor support and two Gigabit Ethernet connections
The T8 Pro is a low-powered and inexpensive mini-PC powered by Intel Jasper Lake hardware. Also equipped with two Ethernet ports, the T8 Pro is available with 8 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage.
Anbernic RG353M: New gaming handheld arrives with Android and Linux dual boot support
Anbernic has introduced the RG353M, a gaming handheld that builds on the company's other 'RG353' devices. Built around a landscape display, the RG353M has a Rockchip RK3566 SoC, 2 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and an HDMI port, among other features.
Honor confirms next date of 'flagship product' launch event as Magic5, Magic5 Pro and Magic5 Prestige Edition specification sheet leaks
Specifications for three upcoming Magic5 series smartphones have leaked online. Billed as the Magic5, Magic5 Pro and Magic5 Prestige Edition, the trio should all rely on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Honor has hinted at the launch date of the Magic5 series too, with new flagships due on November 23.
One UI 5: Samsung commences Android 13 upgrades for Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series
Samsung has now started issuing One UI 5 to many of its older flagship smartphones. From today, the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series are eligible for the Android 13-based upgrade in some markets, except for the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S21 FE.
Oppo Find N2: December 2022 launch on the cards before Reno9 series as leaked screenshots reveal specifications
According to new reports, Oppo has set a release window for its next foldable smartphone. Dubbed the Find N2, the foldable should arrive ahead of the Reno9 series, which is also rumoured to launch before the end of this year. Apparent specifications for the Oppo Find N2 have leaked online, too.
Realme 10 Ultra: Leaker alleges Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and 200 MP primary camera for upcoming smartphone as Realme confirms series launch date
Realme has revealed the launch date of the Realme 10 series. Meanwhile, leaker @UniverseIce has outlined specifications for the Realme 10 Ultra, an apparent premier device in the Realme 10 series that is rumoured to feature Qualcomm's next flagship smartphone SoC.
Xiaomi 13 Pro: Leaked design reveals similarities with Xiaomi 12 Pro and a sprinkling of the Mi 11 Ultra
The design of the Xiaomi 13 Pro is now all but confirmed, thanks to the ever-reliable OnLeaks. While the Xiaomi 13 Pro resembles the current Xiaomi 12 Pro from the front, its back panel looks more like the Mi 11 Ultra than its predecessor.
Xiaomi 13: High-quality renders emerge online from reliable leaker
OnLeaks has showcased renders of the Xiaomi 13, a flagship smartphone that is expected to land later this year. Setting itself apart from the Xiaomi 12, the Xiaomi 13 has a flat display, a revised camera housing and a frame that leans heavily into the design language of recent iPhones and the Nothing Phone (1).
GPD Win 4: Company confirms launch window as crowdfunding campaign listing arrives
GPD has outlined when it will start selling the Win 4, its latest compact gaming handheld. Equipped with a 6-inch display and AMD's powerful Ryzen 7 6800U APU, the GPD Win 4 will also be available with up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 2 TB of PCIe 4.0 storage.
Oppo Find X6 Pro specifications leak online
Specifications for the upcoming Find X6 Pro have surfaced online. Revealed by a reliable leaker, the specifications suggest that Oppo will deck out its premier flagship smartphone with an enticing combination of hardware, including 100 W wired charging and the Sony IMX989, a 1-inch camera sensor also found in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
EdgeBox RPi 200: Seeed Studio introduces rugged Industrial Edge Controller for Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4
The EdgeBox RPi 200 is an Industrial Edge Controller available in four configurations. Based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, the EdgeBox RPi 200 has plenty of I/O, several Industrial Protocols and plenty of connectivity options.
Samsung pokes fun at Apple's lack of smartphone innovation and reveals expectations for a foldable iPhone
Samsung has taken to YouTube to issue another barb towards Apple, its perennial rival. While claiming that it has embraced 'folding phones and epic cameras', it acknowledges that Apple will join the foldable party within the next two years.
Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra to launch without Exynos variant as Qualcomm teases 'next level' announcement
It appears that Qualcomm has confirmed the death of Exynos chipsets in flagship Samsung Galaxy S smartphones. In an earnings call, Qualcomm's Chief Financial Officer outlined that it will supply chipsets globally for the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and the Galaxy S23 Ultra, with Europe finally moving on from the likes of the Exynos 2200.
Schenker upgrades Key 15 and Key 17 laptops with more powerful hardware combinations
Schenker has introduced new versions of the Key 15 and the Key 17. Now available with Intel Alder Lake-H series processors, the Key 15 and Key 17 also feature NVIDIA's powerful RTX 3080 Ti GPU. The Schenker K15 and Key 17 are blessed with panel options too, including 4K OLED, 4K IPS or a QHD IPS panel that outputs at 165 Hz.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9: AMD outlines DisplayPort 2.1, native 8K resolution and early 2023 release window for next-generation ultra-wide gaming monitor
AMD has confirmed the impending arrival of DisplayPort 2.1 capable monitors. Arriving early next year with 4K and 8K panels, AMD has also teased a new Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, which will be the world's first 8K ultra-wide monitor.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro now support 16,000 remaining Pebble smartwatches
Google has given a new lease of life to Pebble smartwatches. With an app update to support 64-bit versions of Android, Pebble smartwatch now support devices that lack 32-bit support, which is currently only the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Xiaomi Redmi K60: Mid-range smartphones to combine upcoming MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC with QHD displays and 5,500 mAh batteries
According to reports, Xiaomi is set to equip the Redmi K60 series with a tantalising cocktail of hardware. Not only will the Redmi K60 series rely on a powerful ARM Cortex-X2 prime core by way of the MediaTek Dimensity 8200, but it will also launch with high-resolution displays backed by large batteries.
Samsung to borrow Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 feature to improve battery life for next year's Galaxy S23 series
Reputedly, Samsung plans to bring its 'Light' performance profile to the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Already available on the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4, the performance profile favours battery life and cooling over processing speed.
AYA NEO 2 and AYA NEO GEEK arrive on Indiegogo with AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and Radeon 680M offering
AYA NEO has brought two of its AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-based gaming handhelds. Arriving as the AYA NEO 2 and the AYA NEO GEEK, the gaming handhelds come with 800p and 1200p displays, plus a variety of colours.
SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 launches with 60 games in Europe and other markets
SEGA has finally started selling the Mega Drive Mini 2 in Europe. Also available as the Genesis Mini 2 in North America, the newer retro gaming console is smaller than its predecessor but contains more games to boot, like Sonic the Hedgehog CD.
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold: 17.3-inch foldable laptop now orderable in Europe and US
ASUS has started selling the Zenbook 17 Fold in Europe and the US. Equipped with a 17.3-inch foldable display, the device also contains the Core i7-1250U, 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB SSD and a 75 Wh battery. Using a laptop with a foldable display does not come cheap, though.
Sony teases the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV will soon receive Android 13 update
Sony has announced that it is on the verge of updating its latest flagship smartphones to Android 13. Starting with the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV, the update should eventually reach other devices like the Xperia 10 IV and older models like last year's Xperia 1 III.
Nokia 2780 Flip launches with USB Type-C connectivity, long battery life and a clamshell design
HMD Global has announced the Nokia 2780 Flip, a new feature phone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 platform. Equipped with two displays and a 1,450 mAh battery, the Nokia 2780 Flip also has a microSD card reader and an LTE modem, all for US$89.99.
Samsung point toward future Galaxy Z Fold upgrades like superior cameras and an S Pen slot
Samsung has only been selling the Galaxy Z Fold4 since August. However, the company has already shared insights into possible upgrades that next-generation Galaxy Z Fold models could receive, with a smaller footprint allegedly a priority.
Lenovo unveils Thinkplus Lipstick 100W GaN charger with a compact form factor
Lenovo has presented a new Gallium Nitride (GaN) USB Type-C. Sold as the Thinkplus Lipstick, the compact charger is powerful enough to recharge laptops, smartphones and tablets at up to 100 W via USB Type-C Power Delivery.
Apple iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro underwhelm in battery life analysis
According to DxOMark, two of Apple's latest iPhones fail to impress when it comes to battery life. Not only does the iPhone 14 Plus offer worse battery life than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but also the iPhone 14 Pro ranks a mere 44th on the website's battery life leaderboard. Still, the iPhone 14 Pro surpasses its predecessor, unlike the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Microsoft Xbox: Phil Spencer reveals US$200 lost on every Series S console sale
Microsoft has not yet raised prices for either of its current-generation consoles. However, Phil Spencer has outlined that Microsoft's sales strategy leaves the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles as loss leaders, with up to US$200 lost per console.
Ignite 3: Polar confirms Find Your Rhythm hardware launch event
Polar has invited fans to attend a hardware launch event, albeit a virtual one. Presumably, the company will introduce the Ignite 3, a smartwatch that leaked earlier this month.
Sony outlines pricing, pre-order, release dates and updated game list for PlayStation VR 2 headset
Sony has revealed more details about the PlayStation VR 2 headset. Not only has the company announced the headset's price, but it has also confirmed PS VR2's pre-order and release dates. Sony has added another 11 titles to the VR headset's game list too.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept camera samples and hands-on photos reveal capabilities and scale of Frankenstein smartphone
Xiaomi has showcased camera samples from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept, its latest camera behemoth. Meanwhile, other photos highlight how unwieldy the Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept is with its Leica M lens attached.
Garmin confirms date of next hardware launch event with cryptic teaser
Garmin has announced plans to host another launch event. Scheduled for next week, Garmin is remaining tight-lipped about what it will announce. Currently, Garmin has only informed fans that it will be 'Coming t̶h̶r̶o̶u̶g̶h̶ soon'.
Huawei Smart Screen V 2022: New Smart TV launches with Devialet sound, a detachable camera and more powerful internals
Huawei has unveiled the Smart Screen V 2022, a new model that contains several upgrades over its predecessors. With an improved processor and graphics chip, the Smart Screen V 2022 also has a brighter display panel, a Devialet-branded speaker system and a 12 MP camera that attaches magnetically to its body.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic: Cut-price drone launches without Mavic 3 telephoto camera for near US$600 saving
DJI has announced the Mavic 3 Classic, a cheaper starting point in the Mavic 3 series. Equipped with the same 4/3 CMOS sensor as the Mavic 3, the Mavic 3 Classic also matches its sibling's 46-minute flight time. However, the Mavic 3 Classic lacks the Mavic 3's telephoto camera, an omission that lower's the former's starting price by nearly US$600.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept: Xiaomi reveals experimental smartphone with DSLR lens compatibility
Xiaomi has revealed an unusual take on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. Reportedly developed alongside the flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept has a second 1-inch camera sensor and a Leica M mount to provide compatibility with DSLR lenses.
Huawei MateStation X 2023 debuts with Intel Core i9-12900H, 16 GB RAM and up to a 1 TB SSD
Huawei has presented the MateStation X 2023, an all-in-one (AIO) desktop powered by the Intel Core i9-12900H. Arriving with 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage, the MateStation X 2023 also has a 28.2-inch display and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
Huawei Pocket S: Colour foldable smartphone launches as a budget P50 Pocket
Huawei has introduced the Pocket S, its latest foldable smartphone. Lifting many features from last year's P50 Pocket, the Pocket S utilises the lesser Snapdragon 778G chipset and is available in multiple colours. Accordingly, the Huawei Pocket S is cheaper than the P50 Pocket too.
Huawei Watch GT Cyber arrives with an innovative design that supports replaceable watch shells
Huawei has presented the Watch GT Cyber, a smartwatch unlike any other. Built around a 1.32-inch AMOLED display, the Watch GT Cyber has a unique design that allows people to swap the watch shell out for another when needed. Launching in China before other markets, the Watch GT Cyber retails for CNY 1,288 (~US$177) in Huawei's home market, with its replacement shells priced at CNY 199 (~US$27).
Xiaomi 13 Ultra rumoured to better Sony IMX989 offering from this year's Xiaomi 12S Ultra
According to new reports, Xiaomi could equip the upcoming Xiaomi 13 Ultra with an even more impressive camera sensor than the 1-inch one in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. With the Sony IMX989 headed to the Xiaomi 13 Pro, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra may showcase a new sensor altogether.
Redmi Note 12: New smartphone series fails to outsell Redmi Note 11 models with Xiaomi confirming over 350,000 units sold in under an hour
Xiaomi has revealed that it took less than an hour for it to sell more than 350,000 smartphones belonging to the new Redmi Note 12 series. Surprisingly, the Redmi Note 12 series is decidedly more unpopular than the Redmi Note 11 series, which garnered over 500,000 sales during the same period.
ONEXPLAYER mini Pro: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U gaming handheld now generally available from US$1,199
One-netbook has ended its pre-order period for the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-powered version of the ONEXPLAYER mini Pro. Now available without reservation, the 7-inch gaming handheld starts at US$1,199 with 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM.
Unihertz Jelly 2E: Miniature smartphone launches with Android 12, a 3-inch display and a 110 g lightweight build
Unihertz has revealed the Jelly 2E, a compact smartphone that the company claims is the size of a credit card. The Unihertz Jelly 2E has a 3-inch display, weighs 110 g and is based on the MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, among other features.
Garmin moves towards new Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S stable update with Beta Version 10.08 Release Candidate build
Garmin has started rolling out Beta Version 10.08 for the Instinct 2 series, a Release Candidate build that contains numerous changes and improvements. Not only has Garmin included several bug fixes, but it has also bundled new features and improvements. Beta Version 10.08 is available to download now for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S.
Dere T30 Pro: 2-in-1 laptop introduced with 144 Hz OLED display and pen input
Dere has introduced the T30 Pro, a Windows tablet that supports a detachable keyboard and pen input. Considering the T30 Pro's price, it is surprising to see Dere include a high-resolution and fast OLED display, as well as a keyboard cover and up to 1 TB of storage.
Polar Ignite 3 to launch soon as manufacturer reveals a few details
It seems that Polar is preparing to replace the Ignite 2. While the company still sells the smartwatch, it has left a few clues as to the impending arrival of the Ignite 3.
Valve brings Steam Deck UI to Windows with updated Big Picture mode
Steam Big Picture mode has received a substantial update, moving it away from its most recent layout. In its place arrives Steam Deck UI, which contains new features and improved navigation when using a controller.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic: European prices leak one day ahead of release
The Mavic 3 Classic is set to take flight in a few days, with DJI already confirming the drone's release date. While the drone is due for release tomorrow, reliable leaker Jasper Ellens has shared European pricing, confirming rumours about a €500 saving from the regular Mavic 3.
Samsung confirms One UI 5 and Android 13 rollout plans for Europe
Samsung has outlined plans to upgrade 65 devices to One UI 5 in Europe. Supposedly, the company will complete its Android 13 upgrade process by February 2023 in Europe, with November and December being the biggest months in Samsung's rollout. Unsurprisingly, Samsung will update current flagships first before moving onto older models and current mid-range devices.
Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge to launch as India's answer to Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus with no global release for 210 W Discovery Edition variant
Xiaomi is preparing a successor to the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge, an Indian version of the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus. With the release of the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus, Xiaomi has added references within MIUI to the Xiaomi 12i HyperCharge. Sadly, it seems that the Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition and its 210 W fast charging capabilities.
Huawei Watch GT Cyber: Hands-on photo leaks online sporting chunky design
Huawei has already confirmed the impending arrival of the Watch GT Cyber, a new spin-off in the Watch GT series. Now, a hands-on photo has emerged online just days before the smartwatch's introduction. Seemingly, the Watch GT Cyber has an innovative design that will allow you to use the smartwatch without its bulky outer case.
Onyx BOOX Tab10: Large Android tablet launches with keyboard and stylus support with E-Ink display
Onyx BOOX has announced the Tab10, an Android tablet with an E-Ink display. One of many devices that the company has launched this month, the Onyx BOOX Tab10 arrives in China first for CNY 3,580 (~US$500).
Onyx BOOX releases several new E-readers with styluses and Android support
Onyx BOOX has introduced the Leaf2, Nova 5 and Note X2, a trio of E-readers based on Android 11. With the exception of Leaf 2, all support stylus input for drawing and note-taking. Equipped with varying specifications, the trio all converge on the same central use case.
Onyx BOOX Tab Ultra: Android tablet and E-reader arrives with E-Ink display, stylus and camera
The Onyx BOOX Tab Ultra is a new tablet that doubles as an E-reader. Based on Android 11, the Tab Ultra has a 10.3-inch dispaly, a Snapdragon 662 chipset and stylus support, among other features. The Onyx BOOX Tab Ultra is available for US$599.99, or for US$659.99 with a keyboard cover.
Onyx BOOX Nova Air2: 7.8-inch E-Ink tablet arrives with Snapdragon 662 chipset and stylus support
Onyx BOOX has presented the Nova Air2, an Android 11-based tablet with a large E-Ink display. Available to order for US$339.99, the Nova Air2 also has a 2,000 mAh battery, a Snapdragon 662 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.
NanoPi R6S: New single-board computer launches with three Ethernet ports, HDMI 2.1, 8 GB RAM and a powerful processor
FriendlyELEC has introduced the NanoPi R6S, a new single-board computer that it based on the Rockchip RK3588S SoC. Also equipped with three Ethernet ports, the NanoPi R6S is available for US$119 with 8 GB of RAM, eMMC flash storage and multiple USB ports.
Apple pushes MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16, Mac mini and Mac Pro releases into 2023
Contrary to earlier assumptions, Apple will not be releasing any new hardware before the end of this year. While the company still plans to deliver software updates across its product stack, Mark Gurman and @LeaksApplePro now observe that it will be early 2023 before next-generation MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16, Mac mini and Mac Pro models arrive.
Xiaomi 13 Lite: Evidence emerges of smartphone being a re-branded CIVI 2
Allegedly, Xiaomi is considering bringing the CIVI 2 to market outside China not only as the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE but also the Xiaomi 13 Lite. If correct, it would see Xiaomi offer the same handset across multiple smartphone generations with no internal changes. Currently, the CIVI 2 is one of the only smartphones that features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset.
Motorola Moto Watch 200: Leaker shares conflicting images of unreleased affordable smartwatch
A well-known leaker has published new images of Motorola's next smartwatch. While an earlier leak presented the Moto Watch 200 with a squircle-shaped display, new images imply this will not be the case. Instead, the Moto Watch 200 will look an awful lot like its predecessor, the Moto Watch 100.
Early Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra screen protectors leak online
Numerous screen protectors for next year's Samsung Galaxy S23 series have emerged via Ice Universe. Following on from various CAD-based renders, the images show what the front of the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra will look like, excluding their centre-mounted front-facing cameras.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro 14 Max in line for double-digit production reductions
According to reports, Apple has decided to cut production of the iPhone 14 Pro series by nearly 15%, effective Q1 2023. Despite selling comparatively well and better than the iPhone 14 Plus, consumer demand for Apple’s most expensive iPhones is falling because of worsening economic conditions globally.
ViewSonic introduces two new 32-inch IPS monitors with varying resolutions
ViewSonic has presented the VA3209-MH and VA3209-2K-MHD, two 32-inch monitors with differing native resolutions. Prices for the pair vary too, with the VA3209-2K-MHD priced at €60 more than the VA3209-MH.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro pre-orders open in Europe with a lower than expected starting price
Huawei has now started selling the Mate 50 Pro in Europe. Still the company’s current flagship, the Mate 50 Pro has arrived in Europe for €100 less than Huawei advertised it for last month. Arguably one of the best camera flagships released this year, the lack of Google Mobile Services still presents the same issues for most audiences outside China.
Vivo X90: Company shares camera sample photos from new Zeiss camera with up to ISO 102,400
Vivo has confirmed initial details about the camera hardware it plans to include in the upcoming X90 smartphone series. With the X90 Pro Plus rumoured to feature four high-megapixel cameras, Vivo has hinted that the entire X90 series will feature primary cameras with 77% more light-sensitive sensors, as well as Zeiss lenses and support from AI to maximise image quality.
Xiaomi Bone Conduction Headphones presented with Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and 12 hours battery life
Xiaomi has launched a new pair of headphones in China. Already available globally via third-party retailers, the headphones use bone conduction to transmit sound, rather than traditional drivers. The Xiaomi Bone Conduction Headphones also offer Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, IP66 dust and water resistance, plus up to 12 hours of battery life.
Apple distributes first iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1 beta builds
Apple is now allowing people to try the next major updates across its iPhone, iPad and Mac product stacks. Available as the first beta versions of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1, all versions contain several changes, such as Apple's new Freeform app.
Sony PlayStation 5: 6 nm AMD Oberon Plus refresh now available in Europe
Sony's latest PlayStation 5 revisions have now reached Europe. Currently available in a specific bundle, CFI-1202A and CFI-1202B revisions rely on a more efficient APU based on AMD's Oberon Plus architecture.
Vivo X90 Pro Plus: Specifications leak for forthcoming 1-inch and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-touting flagship
Based on a new leak, it seems that Vivo's next flagship smartphone will rely on four high-resolution rear-facing cameras. With a periscope zoom camera outputting at 64 MP, the Vivo X90 Pro Plus will also contain a 1-inch sensor in the form of the Sony IMX989V.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic: Extensive leak outlines telephoto camera removal and cheaper launch price ahead of 'Explore Vivid' launch event
The Mavic 3 Classic has leaked again, DJI's next drone. Based on information provided by Roland Quandt and WinFuture, the Mavic 3 Classic should be cheaper than the regular model, but mainly because of an omitted feature. Meanwhile, DJI has now confirmed the date and time of its next hardware launch event.
Motorola Moto G Play: 2022 refresh leaks with design changes and equipment improvements
One of Motorola's next budget smartphones has surfaced online. Billed as the Moto G Play (2022), the handset is rumoured to rely on an entry-level MediaTek Helio chipset, along with a 5,000 mAh battery and a large but 720p display.
NexPad: Nex Computer begins shipping US$249 secondary display with USB connectivity
Nex Computer is now shipping the NexPad, a device that the company introduced at the start of the year. Equipped with a 12-inch IPS display, the NexPad has multiple ports and can be used as a secondary display with a laptop or even a smartphone.
Motorola Edge X40: Leaked hands-on photos highlight design changes and a curved display
Motorola appears to be preparing to release the Edge X40, rumoured to be arriving next year globally as the Edge 40 Pro. Although the Edge X40 has three rear-facing cameras like its predecessor, Motorola has tweaked its rear design and has switched over to using curved displays with minimal bezels.
New Expert RAW update brings new camera features to Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung has issued a fresh update for Expert RAW, its optional camera app for many of its recent flagship smartphones. Available once a device has been upgraded to Android 13 and One UI 5, the update promises to open new options for those fans of taking night shots.
Huawei upgrades MateBook D 14 SE to modern Intel Alder Lake processors in minor refresh
Huawei has introduced the MateBook D 14 SE 2022, a slightly updated version of the outgoing Intel Tiger Lake-powered model. Now equipped with Intel Alder Lake processors, the change sees the MateBook D 14 SE jump from 4 to 10 processor cores.
Redmi Note 12 Racing Edition: Xiaomi unveils limited edition smartphone with a striking design
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 12 Racing Edition in China, a limited edition Redmi Note 12 series model. Available for CNY 2,599 (~US$362) in Xiaomi's home market, the Racing Edition sports a unique-looking back panel amid a few other design changes.
Xiaomi Redmi Smart TV X86: 86-inch and 4K Smart TV launches with 20 W built-in speakers
Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Smart TV X86, a Smart TV that is available in China for CNY 5,299 (~US$739). Equipped with an 86-inch panel, the Redmi Smart TV X86 delivers a 4K native output at 60 Hz, 20 W stereo speakers and an impressive 97.3% screen-to-body ratio.
Xiaomi Book Air 13: Convertible laptop presented with 16:10 OLED display and Intel Alder Lake processors
Xiaomi has launched the Book Air 13 in China, where it retails from CNY 5,999 (~US$836). Available with a choice between the Core i5-1230U and the Core i7-1250U, the Xiaomi Book Air 13 combines a 2.8K OLED display with a 58.3 Wh battery, 16 GB of fast RAM and a 512 GB SSD.
Redmi Note 12 Pro Discovery Edition: Xiaomi showcases 210 W wired fast charging technology with 9-minute 0-100% recharge times
Xiaomi has unveiled new fast charging technology with the Redmi Note 12 Pro Discovery Edition. Equipped with a 4,300 mAh battery, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Discovery Edition boasts 210 W fast charging for just 9-minute recharge times.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 5G arrives as one of the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 smartphones
The Redmi Note 12 has arrived, the entry-level model in the new Redmi Note 12 series. Equipped with the same display as the Redmi Note 12 Pro, the Redmi Note 12 also has Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chipset, a 5,000 mAh battery and a 48 MP camera. The Redmi Note 12 starts at CNY 1,199 (~US$167) in China, but an international launch remains pending at this stage.
Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 12 Pro with MediaTek Dimensity 1080 in four colours and four memory options
Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi Note 12 Pro in China, where it starts at CNY 1,699 (~US$237) with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Available with up to 12 GB of RAM, the Redmi Note 12 Pro has the MediaTek Dimensity 1080, a 50 MP camera with OIS and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports OIS, among other features.
Clockwork uConsole: Fantasy console arrives in multiple variants with optional 4G
Clockwork has released the uConsole, a compact PC that utilises the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 Lite, ClockworkPi units or an SoC based on RISC-V. The Clockwork uConsole can be ordered now from US$139, which also includes a small display and a backlit keyboard, among other features.
PicoBerry: Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 carrier board arrives with 40-pin GPIO header and USB Type-C connectivity
The PicoBerry is a new carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4). Measuring in at just 20 x 70 mm, the PicoBerry has a 40-pin GPIO header, a USB Type-C port and configurable LEDs.
Philips Evnia gaming monitors previewed ahead of late 2022 and early 2023 releases
Philips has announced four gaming monitors under its new Evnia brand. Ranging from the Evnia 27M2C5500W at £459.99 to the Evnia 34M2C7600MV at £1,599.99, the series will be available from later this year, although most monitors will not launch until early 2023.
Huawei MateStation X 2022 leaks with a 3:2 aspect ratio display and an Intel Core i9-12900H
According to a new report, Huawei is preparing to update its MateStation X all-in-one desktop. While the company currently offers the Apple iMac competitor with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, it is rumoured to have switched to Intel and the Core i9-12900H for its 2022 refresh.
Nothing Phone (1) receives new features and optimisations courtesy of Nothing OS 1.1.6
Nothing has issued Nothing OS 1.1.6 for the Phone (1). Available now as an over-the-air (OTA) download, Nothing OS 1.1.6 contains a surprising number of changes and improvements, considering its download size.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus and Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition datasheets leak before launch day
Complete datasheets for three Redmi Note 12 series models have leaked, roughly a day before their introduction. Consisting of the Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus and the Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition, the trio all feature enticing specifications. For some reason, the Redmi Note 12 is missing, which is expected to be the fourth initial member in the Redmi Note 12 series.
Windows Dev Kit 2023: Disassembling Microsoft's mini-PC reveals potential upgradability and developer circuitry
Microsoft has started shipping the Windows Dev Kit 2023, an ARM-powered mini-PC that has been compared to the Apple Mac mini. Although advertised as a developer unit, the Windows Dev Kit 2023 is end-user friendly and is a doddle to take apart.
Microsoft releases stable Android 12L update for Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 with new features and improvements
Microsoft has made good on its promise to release Android 12L for the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2. Available as a 3.2 GB download, the update brings many new features and changes for both devices, including Microsoft's Fluent design language.
Sony to enable Bluetooth Multipoint on LinkBuds, LinkBuds S and WF-1000XM4 earbuds
Sony has announced a substantial update for some of its recent earbuds. The update, which will reach the LinkBuds S first, will enable Bluetooth Multipoint for connecting to two devices simultaneously. According to Sony, the LinkBuds and WF-1000XM4 are also in line for the feature update.
Apple confirms USB Type-C on future iPhones with Lightning making way
Apple has confirmed that the company intends to comply with the EU by switching future iPhones to USB Type-C. While Apple has already moved most of its product lines from Lightning to USB Type-C, Apple has remained steadfast over the proprietary connector for its smartphones.
Huawei Watch GT 3 SE launches globally as a cheaper Watch GT 3 model with up to 2 weeks of battery life
Huawei has unveiled the Watch GT 3 SE, a new model in the Watch GT 3 series. Effectively a cheaper offshoot of the regular Watch GT 3, the Watch GT 3 SE still has a round AMOLED display and up to 14 days of battery life, among other features.
Porsche Design reveals limited edition 911 soundbar for a premium price tag
Porsche Design has introduced the 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro, an ultra-premium device that will be limited to 500 units. Aimed at racing fans and music lovers, the 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro is made from the exhaust system of a Porsche 992 GT3.
Google Pixel Watch: Google shuts down reports of display burn-in issues from early adopters
According to some Pixel Watch owners, early units could be affected by display burn-in, a well-known issue on AMOLED and OLED panels. Although reports have mounted since the smartwatch's launch, Google has quickly dismissed claims with an innocuous explanation.
Xiaomi Book Air 13 to launch with 16:10 OLED display and current generation Intel Core processors in a lightweight design
Xiaomi has confirmed the existence of the Book Air 13, a laptop that will arrive alongside the Redmi Note 12 series, among other devices. While the Book Air 13 is not due for a day or so, Xiaomi and a major retailer have confirmed a few details ahead of time.
Google Pixel G10: New leak provides clues about possible Pixel 7 Ultra
It is no secret that Google has more Pixel 7 series in development than it has revealed so far. Now, a new leak has revealed initial details about a model known internally as the Pixel G10. Thought to be the rumoured Pixel 7 Ultra, the G10 could also be an early sighting of next autumn's Pixel 8 Pro.
Google Pixel Watch teardown reveals extent of repairability and cost savings
iFixit has disassembled the Pixel Watch to see how Google's inaugural smartwatch looks from the inside. Surprisingly, only some components can be replaced if they break, although Google has included some innovations in its first-generation smartwatch.
Motorola Geneva leaks with a stylus, 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage
Evan Blass has shared an initial render of 'Geneva', another unreleased Motorola smartphone. Seemingly a member of the Moto G series, the smartphone will offer stylus support, among other features.
Pixel: First LEGO-compatible mechanical keyboard launches with endless customisation options
MelGeek is now releasing the Pixel via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Billed as the first keyboard that can be customised with LEGO bricks, the keyboard also has numerous configuration options, including a choice of five switch types.
Camera Assistant: Samsung Galaxy smartphones gain new convenient camera customisation options
Samsung has released a new app that brings greater control of its stock camera app for Galaxy smartphones. Available as Camera Assistant, the app allows you to prevent auto lens switching and disable Samsung's picture softening algorithm, for example.
One UI 5: Samsung confirms Android 13 distribution to 49 smartphones and tablets by February 2023
By February 2023, Samsung hopes to have distributed One UI 5 to at least 49 smartphones and tablets across its product range. Based on Android 13, One UI 5 will reach the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra this month before heading to other current and previous flagships next month, including the Galaxy Tab S8 series.
GMKtec NucBox 8: Compact mini-PC launches with Windows 11 for US$140
GMKtec has introduced the NucBox 8, a 119 x 119 x 24.5 mm mini-PC powered by the Intel Celeron N4100. Available for US$139.59, the GMKtec NucBox 8 also has 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and plenty of I/O.
Watch GT Cyber launch date revealed as Huawei teases innovative feature for upcoming smartwatch
Huawei has officially confirmed the launch of the Watch GT Cyber, its next flagship smartwatch. Arriving in early November alongside the Pocket S, the Watch GT Cyber is billed as offering a 'new trend on your wrist' and appears to feature an eye-catching design.
Google presents Go Edition of Android 13 for low-cost smartphones
Google has introduced Android 13 (Go Edition), a new version of its latest OS intended for budget smartphones. Adapted for its 'Material You' design language, Android 13 (Go Edition) contains several changes and improved customisation options, mirroring the regular Android 13.
Huawei Pocket S: Company confirms launch date for forthcoming clamshell foldable smartphone
Huawei has finally announced when it will reveal its P50 Pocket successor. Billed as the Pocket S, the device is rumoured to carry over the design established by the P50 Pocket but with a weaker chipset.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: Rebadged RTX 4080 12 GB resembles RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition in leaked renders
GeForce RTX 4070 Founders Edition renders have leaked online, not long after NVIDIA cancelled the RTX 4080 12 GB. Sporting a design reminiscent of the RTX 3070 Ti, the RTX 4070 is thought to feature lesser specifications than the vanquished RTX 4080 12 GB.
Redmi Note 12 Pro: Xiaomi shares information about 'flagship camera' and series launch date
Xiaomi continues to tease the Redmi Note 12 series on social media. Now, the company has revealed the launch date of the Redmi Note 12 Pro and co, plus a few details about the smartphone's 'flagship camera', among other things.
Nothing Ear (2): Familiar design leaks online for next-generation earbuds
More details about the Nothing Ear (2) has leaked, the company's true next-generation TWS earbuds. Surprisingly, the Ear (2) appears to carry over almost all its predecessor's design cues, including its part-transparent finish.
OneNetbook T1: Company now sells re-branded 2-in-1 convertible directly from US$1,199
After a successful crowdfunding campaign, One-netbook has started selling its Surface Pro 9 competitor again. Available with the Core i5-1240P or the Core i7-1260P, the OneNetbook T1 also comes with 16 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of storage.
Xiaomi Redmi X Pro: Gaming TV arrives boasting a 4K native resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate and HDMI VRR connectivity
Xiaomi has presented the Redmi X Pro, its first gaming TV. Launching in 65-inch and 75-inch sizes, the Redmi X Pro offers a 4K native resolution, a 120 Hz refresh rate and excellent colour accuracy, among other features suited to gamers.
Apple iPad 10th Gen and Apple TV 4K have more RAM than their predecessors
Both the new Apple iPad and Apple TV 4K have received several upgrades over their predecessors, not least with regards to their processors. However, the latest version of Xcode also confirms that Apple has quietly equipped both models with more RAM, which should boost performance too.
Xiaomi outlines Redmi Note 12 series release window with major innovations on the horizon
Xiaomi has finally confirmed the existence of Redmi Note 12 models. Due to be released in November, Xiaomi is already hinting at major changes within the Redmi Note series, including 'two major technologies' incorporating a world first.
Samsung patents 'Galaxy Ring' wearable as alternative to Galaxy Watch series
Samsung is said to have started developing a competitor to the Oura Ring series. Dubbed the Galaxy Ring, the device has already reached the USPTO, which reveals a few details about its application.
Xiaomi 13 Pro design leaks with three rear-facing cameras, Leica branding and a bright silver colourway
Another hands-on photo exposing the Xiaomi 13 series has leaked online. Seemingly confirming that the Xiaomi 13 Pro will have a huge camera set up, the leak also points to Xiaomi's ongoing cooperation with Leica and one of the device's launch colours.
New Galaxy S23 Ultra leak purports to Samsung moving away from symmetrical display bezel motif
According to a renowned leaker, Samsung has settled on a revised design for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, its next premier smartphone. Instead of Samsung moving towards symmetrical display bezels for its Ultra smartphone, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will look like the spitting image of the current Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Apple confirms iOS 16.1 release date with various changes and improvements
Apple has finally revealed when iOS 16.1 will arrive. Debuting alongside iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura, the OS update brings plenty of new features to recent iPhones, including Live Activities and Matter support.
Windows 11: Microsoft finally adds a tabbed File Explorer and an improved taskbar alongside other changes
Microsoft has released another update for Windows 11, not long after the company started distributing the 22H2 update. Not only has Microsoft bundled several long-awaited changes, but it has also opened Android app support to more countries and regions.
Baikal BE-S1000: Russian-made 48-core CPU appears in benchmark results and in photos
Russian company Baikal Electronics has developed a powerful set of CPUs, mirroring China's efforts to be less dependent on Western silicon. Currently, Baikal Electronics' premier offering is the BE-S1000, a 48-core part that relies on ARM-based technology.
DualSense Edge controller: Sony announces outlandish pricing and release date for premium PlayStation 5 wireless controller
Sony has finally outlined how much the DualSense Edge controller will cost. Announcing the wireless controller's release date in the process, the DualSense Edge will be the PS5's alternative to the Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller.
Elite XG341C-2K: ViewSonic unveils ultra-wide gaming monitor with 1,400 nits peak brightness and a 200 Hz refresh rate
ViewSonic's latest gaming monitor combines Mini LED technology with a high refresh rate panel. Not only does the Elite XG341C-2K output at 1440p and 200 Hz, but it also delivers up to 1,400 nits of peak brightness thanks to its 1,152 local dimming zones.
MatePad C5e: Huawei introduces new MatePad SE model with 16:10 and 1200p display
Huawei has presented the MatePad C5e globally, a new MatePad SE model aimed at business customers who want a mid-range tablet solution. Equipped with a 10.1-inch display, the MatePad C5e offers a few novel software customisations, as well as a large 5,100 mAh battery.
Oppo Find Flip: Specifications leak online for upcoming Galaxy Z Flip4, Moto Razr 2022 and P50 Pocket competitor
Specifications for Oppo's first foldable flip smartphone have surfaced, positioning it as a worthy foil for Huawei's, Motorola's and Samsung's efforts. Reputedly, the so-called Oppo Find Flip has a larger battery than the Galaxy Z Flip4, Moto Razr 2022 and P50 Pocket, as well as a bigger cover display to boot.
Apple stops iPhone 14 Plus production to re-assess consumer demand
Reportedly, Apple is having as little luck shifting iPhone 14 Plus units as it did with the iPhone 13 mini. Such is the apparent lack of demand for the new model that Apple has already ceased production just two weeks after launching the device.
Garmin brings new features and bug fixes to Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S with Alpha version 10.05 update
Garmin has released a new Alpha version software update for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S. Available as V10.05, the update enables several new features for both smartwatches while also delivering several bug fixes and improvements.
Apple confirms iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura release dates
Apple may have announced new hardware today, but it has also announced public release dates for iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura. Available across multiple product lines, both OS updates ship with Stage Manager and a dedicated Weather app, among other changes.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 series arrives at retailer before launch in four model variants
It appears that Xiaomi is preparing to launch four editions of the Redmi Note 12 series, possibly as early as November. Thought to be arriving first in China, a retailer has confirmed that the series will consist of the Redmi Note 12 5G, Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G and the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus 5G, all direct replacements for their Redmi Note 11 counterparts. There may even be a Redmi Note 12 Pro Extreme Edition too.
New Apple TV 4K released with A15 Bionic, USB Type-C and Thread connectivity at a lower price
Apple has introduced a version of the Apple TV 4K. Upgraded from the A12 Bionic to the A15 Bionic, the revised Apple TV 4K contains other upgrades too, like support for HDR10+ content.
New entry-level Apple iPad arrives with various updates and a strange dongle
Apple has overhauled the entry-level iPad, one of three tablets that the company has introduced today. Not only has Apple given its budget iPad a new design, but it has also upgraded the tablet to USB Type-C and the A14 Bionic. The new iPad launches alongside a curious Apple Pencil accessory, too.
Apple refreshes iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 with Apple M2, Apple Pencil and Wi-Fi 6E improvements
Apple has announced new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. Now available with the Apple M2, the iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 also have Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, unlike the current MacBook Air.
Nothing to raise Ear (1) prices to coincide with Ear (1) Stick launch
The Nothing Ear (1) is over a year old at this point, with the company pushing 15 updates to the earbuds since their release. However, Nothing CEO Carl Pei has confirmed that the Ear (1) earbuds will soon cost 1.5x more than they currently do. Incidentally, the Nothing Ear (1) will become more expensive on the same day that the Ear (1) Stick arrives.
Analogue announces final pre-order dates for Super Nt and Mega Sg retro games consoles
Analogue is preparing to re-release the Super Nt and Mega Sg, a pair of retro games consoles that natively support SNES and MEGA Drive games, respectively. Both consoles will be available for US$199.99 and will come in multiple colours.
AOC GAMING 25G3ZM/BK: 24.5-inch gaming monitor introduced with fast response times and a high refresh rate
AOC has announced the AOC GAMING 25G3ZM/BK, a mid-range gaming monitor with a flat 24.5-inch panel. Outputting at 1080p and 240 Hz, the AOC GAMING 25G3ZM/BK also delivers 0.5 ms GtG response times and excellent colour space coverage. AOC has revealed the price of the AOC GAMING 25G3ZM/BK and its release window, too.
Juno Tablet: Juno Computers presents Linux tablet with Intel Celeron N5100 for £449
Juno Tablets has introduced the Juno Tablet, which ships with Linux, an Intel Jasper Lake processor and a 10.1-inch display. Available from £449 with 256 GB of storage, the Juno Tablet also comes in 512 GB and 1 TB flavours, all with 8 GB of RAM.
Redmi A1 Plus launches as another budget smartphone in Xiaomi's arsenal
Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi A1 Plus, starting in India. Available from INR 7,499 (~US$91), the Redmi A1 Plus comes in three colours, two memory configurations and shares numerous similarities with the regular Redmi A1.
Samsung Galaxy S23 specifications leak online
Specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S23 have leaked online. Reputedly equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, the Galaxy S23 will share many features with its predecessor, the Galaxy S22.
Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition: Company's first Wear OS 3 smartwatch arrives for US$299 with a revised design and new Wellness app
Fossil has launched the Gen 6 Wellness Edition, its first smartwatch running Wear OS 3. Merely a re-bodied Fossil Gen 6, the Gen 6 Wellness Edition features a sleeker design and Fossil's all-new Wellness app, among other changes.
LILYGO T-RGB ESP32-S3: Single-board computer arrives with a circular touchscreen and battery support
LILYGO has introduced the T-RGB ESP32-S3, a single-board computer with a colour touchscreen strapped to the back. Intended to be used for wearable solutions, the T-RGB ESP32-S3 has a Grove I2C connector, among other features.
Motorola Moto Watch 200: Leak reveals design and specifications of upcoming smartwatch
The Motorola Moto Watch 200 nears, with the unreleased smartwatch having been spotted on the FCC's database. Moving away from the design of last year's Moto Watch 100, the Moto Watch 200 has a rectangular design with a flat display, among other features.
Fossil Gen 6 starts receiving Wear OS 3 update with no Google Assistant, Google Fit and iOS compatibility problems
Fossil has released Wear OS 3 for its Gen 6 smartwatches. The first OEM to start rolling out Wear OS 3 to existing smartwatches, Fossil has also highlighted numerous issues that currently exist on stock Wear OS 3, ranging from there being no Google Assistant to Google Fit being incompatible, among other problems.
Xiaomi reveals first smartphones to receive MIUI 14 with Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 global builds also exposed
Xiaomiui has discovered multiple MIUI 14 internal testing builds, all based on Android 13. Not only is Xiaomi already developing MIUI 14 in China but also for global audiences on the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro.
Pixel Watch: Google confirms no Qi wireless or reverse wireless charging support for new smartwatch
Google has confirmed that the Pixel Watch lacks another two features that the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro offer. Namely, the Pixel Watch does not support Qi wireless charging, nor can it be recharged on the back of a Pixel smartphone.
Shuttle announces XPC Slim DH610 and XPC Slim DH610S mini-PCs powered by Intel Alder Lake processors
Shuttle has announced the XPC Slim DH610 and XPC Slim DH610S, a pair of mini-PCs based on current-generation Intel Alder Lake hardware. Sold as barebones units, the pair differ in a few areas, although they share more similarities than differences.
Google Pixel Buds Pro: High-end earbuds receive 5-band equaliser with lastest software update
Google has started rolling out a new update for the Pixel Buds Pro. While the update introduces various bug fixes for the premium earbuds, it also brings a 5-band equaliser for greater audio customisation options.
Samsung details biggest One UI 5 innovations ahead of Android 13 update launch
Samsung appears to be days away from releasing the first One UI 5 public builds, with the company confirming their arrival for later this month. In the meantime, the company has highlighted many of the major changes that it has integrated within its latest OS update, equivalents of which can already be experienced in rival experiences like iOS 16.
Microsoft previews Android 12L update for Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2
Microsoft has showcased its Android 12L update for the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2. Still only earmarked for a release 'later this year', the update takes a different approach to Android 12L than Samsung has with the one pre-installed on the Galaxy Z Fold4.
Google Pixel Fold: New leak outlines multiple display specifications
New display specifications have leaked online for the Pixel Fold, Google's long-awaited foldable smartphone. Reputedly, Google has settled on a 7.57-inch foldable panel with a 1,840 x 2,208-pixel resolution. Like the Pixel 7 series, Google will source its foldable display panels from Samsung Display.
Garmin Vivomove Trend: Unreleased smartwatch leaks with a round display and NFC capabilities
An upcoming Garmin smartwatch has stopped by the FCC ahead of its launch. Bearing the model number A04224, it seems that the device is the Vivomove Trend. Based on FCC documents, the Garmin Vivomove Trend will support ANT+, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, among other features.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: New flagship impresses in DxOMark camera and display tests
The Pixel 7 Pro has finally started shipping and is already receiving praise for various improvements compared to the Pixel 6 Pro. According to DxOMark, the Pixel 7 Pro offers one of the most complete camera experiences for a smartphone, alongside the likes of the iPhone 14 Pro, Honor Magic4 Ultimate and the Huawei P50 Pro. The Pixel 7 Pro only falls short of the iPhone 14 Pro Max in display tests, too.
Lenovo ThinkPhone: Design and specifications leak for future flagship smartphone
Based on a new leak, it appears that Lenovo is considering expanding its ThinkPad branding to smartphones. Revealed as the Lenovo ThinkPhone, the smartphone is rumoured to contain high-end hardware and could be the sibling of a Motorola Edge 40 series model.
XMG OASIS: Rev.2 edition announced with improvements to laptop liquid cooling solution
XMG has confirmed that it has made improvements to the OASIS, its laptop liquid cooling solution. Already shipping with compatible CORE and NEO machines, the XMG OASIS (Rev.2) retails for €199 on its own.
AOC AGON AGM600: Budget gaming mouse announced for £39.99
AOC has introduced the AGON AGM600, a wired gaming mouse equipped with the Pixart PW3389 sensor. Available for £39.99, AOC claims that it has designed the AGON AGM600 for Esports players and hardcore gamers alike.
Garmin Marq Gen 2 series arrives with longer battery life and new software features
Garmin has introduced new Marq series smartwatches. Billed as the Marq Gen 2, the series starts with the US$1,900 Athlete edition and rises to US$2,400 for the Aviator. All models promise better battery life than their predecessors, as well as faster charging and AMOLED displays.
Fossil Group announces Wear OS 3 update eligibility and release date alongside new Gen 6 Wellness Edition smartwatch
The Fossil Group has finally announced Wear OS 3 availability for its smartwatches. Not only has the company confirmed which smartwatches will receive the update, but also when. Separately, Fossil Group has previewed the Gen 6 Wellness Edition, its first smartwatch launched with Wear OS 3.
MSI MAG META S: New compact gaming PC released for those on a budget
MSI has introduced a new version of the MAG META S. Available for £999 in the UK, the new MAG META S utilises the Ryzen 5 5660X, an AMD A520 chipset, the GTX 1660 SUPER and 16 GB of RAM, among other features.
Hardkernel reveals ODROID-H3 series SBCs with Intel Jasper Lake processors
Hardkernel has announced the ODROID-H3 and ODROID-H3+, a pair of single-board computers powered by 10 nm Intel processors. Available from US$129, the ODROID-H3 series supports PCI3 Gen 3 SSDs and has plenty of I/O, among other features.
Suunto 9 Peak Pro: Smartwatch finally launches with new UI, improved sports offering and superior battery life
Suunto has brought the 9 Peak Pro to market, months after the smartwatch first leaked via retailers. Available in multiple variants, the Suunto 9 Peak Pro features better battery life than the regular Suunto 9 Peak, among other changes.
MSI G322C: 32-inch curved gaming monitor introduced with 1000R curvature and 170 Hz refresh rate
MSI has expanded its gaming monitor offering with the G322C, a 32-inch example that runs at 1080p. Equipped with a VA panel, the MSI G322C has a 1000R curvature, as well as a 170 Hz refresh rate and fast response times, among other features.
Purported Xiaomi 13 hands-on image lands with huge camera array
Allegedly, someone has obtained an early Xiaomi 13 unit, months ahead of the device's introduction. If the image is legitimate, then Xiaomi has overhauled the camera array for the Xiaomi 13 series, albeit with a design that is reminiscent of the Mi 11 Ultra.
Beelink GTR6 previewed with AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and four HDMI 2.1 ports
Beelink has introduced the GTR 6, a mini-PC powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX. To launch with up to 64 GB of DDR5 RAM and PCIe 4.0 storage, Beelink claims that the GTR6 will not be short of ports, either. Surprisingly, the Beelink GTR6 will contain four HDMI 2.1 ports, among other connections.
Acer Chromebook 516 GE: Well-equipped Chromebook lands for US$649 with Intel Alder Lake-P series processors
Acer has introduced the Chromebook 516 GE, another Chromebook intended to be used for cloud gaming. Equipped with a 120 Hz display, the Chromebook 516 GE is also available with up to a Core i7-1260P, 16 GB of RAM and a 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard.
Huawei Watch 4 and Watch GT 4 series slated for 2023 releases as Watch GT Cyber tipped for October launch
According to new reports, Huawei is not preparing to release the Watch 4 and Watch GT 4 series until sometime next year, likely two years after the release of the Watch 3 and the Watch 3 Pro. In the meantime, Huawei is expected to bring the Watch GT Cyber to market, although perhaps only in China for the time being.
Samsung confirms One UI 5.0 public release with Android 13 for Galaxy S22 series and co. starting later this month
Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra owners should soon expect to receive One UI 5.0. While Samsung has already confirmed some of the features in its upcoming OS update, the company has now revealed that public builds will be available later this month.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic start receiving next round of updates
Samsung has started rolling out a new update for the Galaxy Watch4 series. Available as R8xxXXU1GVI3, the update is based on Wear OS 3.5 and still contains an Android security patch.
Surface Pro 9 5G: Microsoft replaces Surface Pro X with 120 Hz display, larger battery and Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 derived chipset upgrades
Microsoft has lifted the lid on the Surface Pro 9 5G, a successor to the Surface Pro X. While the Surface Pro 9 5G does not come cheap, it features numerous upgrades over the Surface Pro X, including a more powerful chipset and a much faster display.
Microsoft refreshes Surface Laptop 13.5-inch and 15-inch models without AMD Ryzen options
Microsoft has presented the Surface Laptop 5 series, which will be familiar to those who own a Surface Laptop 3 or Surface Laptop 4 series model. Now available with only Intel processors, the Surface Laptop 5 series launches with other minor upgrades from US$999.99 for the 13.5-inch model and US$1,299.99 if you are after the larger 15-inch variant.
Formovie THEATER: Premium ultra-short throw projector arrives in the UK for £3,499
The Formovie THEATER is now available outside the US, having launched there last month. Equipped with three HDMI 2.1 ports and a triple laser light source that delivers up to 2,800 ANSI Lumens of brightness, the Formovie THEATER can create 150-inch images with a throw ratio of just 0.23:1.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2+ arrives with Intel Core i7-11370H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 combination for US$4,499.99
Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Studio 2+, four years on from the Surface Studio 2. Surprisingly, Microsoft has not updated the display at all and has only brought the Surface Studio series up to the lowly Intel Core i7-11370H. The Surface Studio 2+ is orderable now in one configuration that retails for US$4,499.99.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 debuts with modest updates and more colours from US$999
Microsoft has presented the Surface Pro 9, a new take on the Surface Pro series. Equipped with either the Core i5-1235U or the Core i7-1255U, the Surface Pro 9 is available in four colours, up to 1 TB of storage and 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Prices start at US$999, while pre-orders will begin shipping from October 25 in the US.
Google promises yearly OS updates for Pixel Watch and Galaxy Watch5 series with Wear OS commitment
Google has updated its smartwatch strategy following the launch of the Pixel Watch. For the last few years, Google's decision-making has abandoned numerous OEM models, with the TicWatch Pro 3 and Fossil Gen 6 still yet to receive Wear OS 3.
Huawei releases Watch D in Europe for €399 with pre-order bonus
Huawei is now selling the Watch D in Europe, its premium smartwatch that can take ECGs and measure blood pressure levels via a built-in blood pressure cuff. Also equipped with a large AMOLED display, the Watch D will soon be available in the UK for £349.99 too.
Microsoft Surface Studio 3: Late rumour claims Surface Studio 2 Plus launch with outrageous European pricing and last-generation hardware
Microsoft has long been rumoured to have developed the Surface Studio 3, a next-generation all-in-one desktop PC. Thought to be on track for release later today, a late rumour by a renowned leaker points towards Microsoft launching the Surface Studio 2+ in its place with an Intel Tiger Lake processor for over €6,000.
Moto G72: Motorola brings mid-range smartphone to Europe with new MediaTek Helio G99 chipset
Motorola brought the Moto G72 to Europe shortly after the smartphone's Indian release. Sitting between the Moto G62 and the Moto G82, the Moto G72 has a P-OLED display running at 120 Hz, a 108 MP camera and a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, among other features.
Meta Quest Pro: Flagship VR headset arrives for US$1,499 with Quest Pro controller support for Quest 2
Meta has introduced the Quest Pro, a high-end VR headset that relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Plus Gen 1, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Meta has baked in eye and face tracking too, although it seems that the Quest Pro does not quite live up to leaks.
IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook: Lenovo introduces Cloud Gaming device with a 120 Hz display and an RGB keyboard from US$599
Lenovo has presented the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook, powered by Intel 12th Gen Core processors. Available later this month from US$599, the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook has a 16-inch, 2.5K and 120 Hz display, along with a four-stage RGB backlit keyboard and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
Oppo Find X6 Pro: Alleged specifications and Hasselblad camera design surface
According to new leaks, Oppo is set to overhaul the camera design of its flagship camera series. While the Find X5 Pro has an unusual camera layout, the Find X6 Pro is rumoured to go the way of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, albeit with fewer camera sensors.
RedMagic starts selling Esports gaming monitor with 160 Hz refresh rate, Mini LED backlights and HDMI 2.1 connectivity
RedMagic is now offering a high-end gaming monitor in China. Equipped with a 4K and 160 Hz panel, the gaming monitor also features Mini LED backlights that deliver up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness. RedMagic has included other tantalising features too, like HDMI 2.1 and USB Type-C connectivity.
Google Tensor G2: Confirmation arrives of 5 nm manufacturing process for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro chipset
Google has now clarified rumours about the Tensor G2 utilising 4 nm nodes for improved power efficiency. Unfortunately, the chipset powering the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro is another 5 nm effort in another similarity that the pair with the Pixel 6 series.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Leaker reveals hands-on battery image in another similarity with the Galaxy S22 Ultra
It seems that Samsung has finalised the battery capacity of next year's Galaxy S23 Ultra. According to a new leak, Samsung has already certified the device's 5,000 mAh battery in India, one of many markets in which the Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to be available from early next year.
Bose Smart Soundbar 600: Powerful soundbar introduced with a compact footprint, voice control functionality and Dolby Atmos
Bose has presented the Smart Soundbar 600, a soundbar that contains five transducers. As well as supporting Dolby Atmos, Bose has integrated Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants, as well as Apple AirPlay 2 functionality. Bose has priced the Smart Soundbar 600 at US$499 and will start offering the device later this month across multiple markets.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic: Specifications, design, pricing and a potential release date for upcoming cheaper drone option
The Mavic 3 Classic has leaked again, a month after the drone last appeared online. Not only has the drone's full design leaked, but so have some of specifications, its price and an alleged release date. DJI has certified the Mavic 3 Classic with the FCC in the US too, signalling its impending release in the US.
Philips announces three new monitors for offices with built-in webcams, KVM switches and USB Type-C docking stations
Philips has introduced the 34B1U5600CH, 27B1U5601H and 24B1U5301H, three similar monitors aimed at offering 'a new level of convenience and productivity'. All equipped with KVM switches and webcams, Philips has also included a USB Type-C docking station that can power peripheral devices at up to 100 W.
Nothing Phone (1): Audio analysis shows deficiencies in company's first smartphone
According to audio analysis tests, Nothing has equipped the Phone (1) with a set of weak speakers. Worse still, the device's microphones are subpar too, which helps rank the Nothing Phone (1) as one of the worse smartphones that DxOMark has reviewed in this regard.
Pixel Watch: Google announces metal watch band prices in multiple markets
Google will start shipping the Pixel Watch soon, with the smartwatch set to leave warehouses alongside the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Now, Google has provided details about the metal watch straps that it has designed, including Milanese designs. Surprisingly, Google has priced some of its watch straps higher than equivalents that Apple sells for its smartwatches.
ONEXPLAYER Mini Pro: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U gaming handheld revised with Gundam special edition model
One-netbook has announced version of the ONEXPLAYER Mini Pro, which remains one of the most powerful gaming handhelds. Equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and a Radeon 680M iGPU, the ONEXPLAYER mini Pro has now received a stylish Gundam Edition, which has already been afforded to its Intel-based sibling.
UP Element i12 Edge: Rugged mini-PC arrives based on Intel NUC 12 Compute Element
AAEON has launched the UP Element i12 Edge, a mini-PC built around the Intel NUC 12 Compute Element. Ideal for industrial uses, the UP Element i12 Edge measures 152 x 125 x 48 mm and has modern features like 2.5 Gbit Ethernet and an AX211 Wi-Fi module.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max fails to beat predecessor in battery life tests
Apple has equipped the iPhone 14 Pro Max with an excellent display, supposedly the best display of any smartphone released to date. However, the iPhone 14 Pro Max cannot quite match expectations with its battery life, with Apple's latest flagship unable to outperform the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
LG MAGNIT 4K 136-inch price unveiled with Bang & Olufsen speaker bundles
LG has confirmed pricing for the MAGNIT 4K 136-inch, its massive Smart TV equipped with Micro LEDs. Also available with three Bang & Olufsen speaker bundles, the MAGNIT 4K 136-inch is LG's showcase of what it can do with Micro LED technology.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Rumoured final design locked in with fewer changes from Galaxy S22 Ultra than expected
According to new reports, Samsung is not making as many subtle changes to the Galaxy S23 Ultra as previous leaks suggested would be the case. Instead, a renowned leaker believes that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will look practically identical.
Google to bring several Pixel 7 features to Pixel 6 series devices with upcoming Feature Drop
Google may have announced several new software features with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, but they may not remain exclusive for long. Soon, some of these new features will be making their way to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro via a Feature Drop and even to older Pixel smartphones.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: Official camera samples highlight stepless Super Res Zoom quality up to 30x
Google is betting big on its machine learning capabilities, so much so in fact, that it wants to guarantee a practically stepless zoom to 30x on the Pixel 7 Pro. Supposedly delivering 10x more zoom than the Pixel 6 Pro, Google has sought to demonstrate the improvements in a series of camera samples.
NVIDIA RTX Titan Ada: Four-slot and full AD102 graphics card shelved after melting PSUs
Reportedly, NVIDIA was developing an even more powerful version of the GeForce RTX 4090. Billed as the Titan Ada or the RTX 4090 Ti, the graphics card is thought to be a whopping four slots thick and requires twin 16-pin power connectors. Supposedly, NVIDIA has ceased development though, with multiple reasons spelling the end of the Titan Ada for now.
More Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 specifications leak before Microsoft's October 12 launch event
According to new reports, it seems less and less likely that Microsoft will release the Surface Laptop 5 13.5 or Surface Laptop 5 15 with AMD Ryzen APUs. Instead, both laptops could feature the same Intel Alder Lake-U series processors as the Surface Pro 9. An apparent leaked marketing image points to little visual updates for this year's Surface Laptop series too.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: Purported Founders Edition design surfaces bearing similarities with RTX 3080
According to reports, NVIDIA is preparing the RTX 4070, an AD104-based graphics card with 10 GB or 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM. Sporting Ada Lovelace's subtle redesigns, the RTX 4070 Founders Edition is alleged to resemble a shorter RTX 3080 Founders Edition card.
Seeed Studio previews new reComputer mini-PCs powered by NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano and Orin NX series
Seeed Studio has announced new reComputer mini-PCs. Based on NVIDIA's powerful Jetson Orin Nano and Orin NX series, the mini-PCs will be available later this year and will start from US$199 in the case of Jetson Orin Nano variants.
ASUS ExpertCenter PN53 announced with AMD Ryzen 6000H APUs and DDR5 RAM in mini-PC form factor
ASUS has unveiled the ExpertCenter PN53, a mini-PC based on AMD's latest Ryzen 6000H series. Available with up to the Ryzen 9 6900HX and the Radeon 680M, the ASUS ExpertCenter PN53 also features DDR5 RAM, three drive slots and plenty of I/O.
One UI 5 Beta 4 lands with bug fixes for Samsung Galaxy S22 series
Samsung has released One UI 5 Beta 4 to the Galaxy S22 series. Available as a 1.5 GB download in the US, the latest One UI 5 beta build focuses on bug fixes while removing the multi-user feature that earlier One UI 5 Betas contained.
Hardkernel launches ODROID-Go Ultra with Amlogic S922X running custom EmulationStation build
Hardkernel has finally started selling the ODROID-Go Ultra, its latest gaming handheld. Available in two finishes, the ODROID-Go Ultra has an Amlogic S922X chipset, 2 GB of RAM and a 5-inch display running at 854 x 480 pixels, among other features.
ASUS starts selling Vivobook 16X OLED and Vivobook 17X OLED in Europe with AMD Ryzen and Intel options from €799
ASUS has announced that it has started selling two of its latest mid-range laptops in Europe. Both equipped with OLED displays, the Vivobook 16X OLED and Vivobook 17X OLED also feature a choice between AMD Ryzen 5000 and Intel Alder Lake processors. The pair start at €799, but more powerful configurations push prices up.
Oppo A77s arrives with a stylish design powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 silicon
Oppo has expanded the A77 series to include the A77s, a 6.56-inch handset with a 90 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery. Also equipped with a Snapdragon 680 chipset, the Oppo A77s arrives with ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12, among other features.
Steam Deck: Valve finally makes powerful gaming handheld freely orderable
Valve has confirmed that a reservation is no longer needed to order the Steam Deck. Still available from US$399 and up, the Steam Deck should ship within two weeks of being ordered.
Infinix Hot 20 5G: Mid-range smartphone debuts with MediaTek Dimensity 810 and 120 Hz display
Infinix has unleashed another mid-range smartphone. Building on the Zero Ultra and the Zero 20, the Infinix Hot 20 5G combines the MediaTek Dimensity 810 with 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a 5,000 mAh battery. The Infinix Hot 20 5G comes in three colours and retails for US$179.90.
Analyst names four colour options for Samsung Galaxy S23 series
According to a renowned smartphone analyst, Samsung has decided to offer next year's Galaxy S23 series in four colours, mirroring this year's Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra. Naming all four colours, it seems that Samsung has made some adjustments to the colours in which it currently sells its flagship smartphones.
Google Tensor G2: Chipset details revealed following Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro launches
While Google decided against revealing technical data for the Tensor G2, XDA Developers is on hand to reveal specifics about the new chipset. Like the A16 Bionic, it seems that the Tensor G2 will only offer moderate improvements over last year's Google Tensor.
Samsung pushes stability improvements to Galaxy Buds2 Pro with first public software update
Samsung has released the first public software update for the Galaxy Buds2 Pro. Arriving roughly six weeks after the earbuds' launch, R510XXU0AVI7 is available to download now through the Galaxy Wearable app.
Google Pixel Tablet previewed again with novel wireless charging speaker dock
Google continues to tease the Pixel Tablet, which the company has confirmed is the device's official name. Still on track for a 2023 release, the Pixel Tablet will rely on the new Tensor G2 chipset and can double as a Nest Hub Max when needed.
Google Pixel Watch arrives with Samsung Exynos 9110 SoC, 2 GB of RAM and stock Wear OS 3.5
Google has started selling the Pixel Watch in multiple markets. Equipped with the chipset from the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3, the Pixel Watch also has a stylish design, is available for free with Pixel 7 Pro pre-orders and marks greater Fitbit integration within Wear OS.
Google Pixel 7: Shrunken flagship launches in three colours with Google Tensor G2 chipset
The Pixel 7 has arrived and is already available to pre-order. Shipping with a complimentary pair of Pixel Buds Pro or money off the Pixel Watch if you pre-order before October 17, the Pixel 7 has many of the same features as the Pixel 7 Pro but in a chassis that is even smaller than the Pixel 6.
Google Pixel 7 Pro launches with attractive pre-order deals
Google has finally presented the Pixel 7 Pro, its latest flagship smartphone. Equipped with Tensor G2 and Titan M2 chips, the Pixel 7 Pro is slightly smaller than its predecessor while maintaining many of its features. As expected, Google is offering handsome pre-order deals to tempt people to pick up its latest premium handset.
Infinix Zero Ultra: Samsung ISOCELL HP1 wielding smartphone arrives with industry-leading fast charging for US$520
Infinix has confirmed pricing for the Zero Ultra, a smartphone that can fully recharge its 4,500 mAh battery in 12 minutes. Also equipped with the Samsung ISOCELL HP1 from the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra and the Xiaomi 12T Pro, the Infinix Zero Ultra is available for US$520 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Infinix Zero 20 launched for under €500 with Samsung ISOCELL HM2 camera and a 90 Hz AMOLED display
Infinix has released the Zero 20, a mid-range smartphone powered by the new MediaTek Helio G99 chipset. Also equipped with 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage, the Infinix Zero 20 will ship with Android 12 and Samsung's well-known ISOCELL HM2 camera sensor, among other features.
Motorola Moto G32 5G details surface with codename 'Devon'
According to reports, Motorola is preparing to release a 5G version of the Moto G32. Equipped with a MediaTek chipset instead of a Qualcomm one, the Moto G32 5G seemingly shares many features with its 4G sibling.
Motorola Maui: Design and specifications leak of approaching entry-level smartphone
Specifications and the design of 'Maui' have leaked online. Supposedly an upcoming entry-level handset, the Motorola 'Maui' is reputed to feature the MediaTek Helio G37 and 3 GB of RAM, plus a 720p display and four cameras.
Sony Xperia 1 IV cuts a poor figure in underwhelming battery life results
The Sony Xperia 1 IV may have a lot going for it, but battery life is not one of them. With comparatively slow charging too, the Xperia 1 IV falls short of expectations, particularly given its 5,000 mAh battery. As detailed battery life analysis demonstrates, the Xperia 1 IV needs recharging significantly sooner than its peers.
Simple Phone launches for €399 devoid of Google with SimpleOS
The Simple Phone is aimed at those who want a smartphone free of interference from Google. Instead, the Simple Phone ships with SimpleOS, an open-source OS based on Android 11 that ships with F-Droid, not the Google Play Store.
Huawei Nova 10 SE launches as a mid-range smartphone with 66 W fast charging and a 108 MP triple camera array
Huawei has introduced the Nova 10 SE, a mid-range smartphone that fits some impressive hardware within its 7.39 mm chassis. Powered by the Snapdragon 680, the Huawei Nova 10 SE features a 108 MP primary camera, 66 W fast charging and a 90 Hz display.
Xiaomi 12T and 12T Pro to receive three major Android updates but will still ship with Android 12
Xiaomi has sought to assure fans of the extent of software coverage for the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro, such is the importance of software support among Android OEMs these days. While Xiaomi promises four years of software support for the Xiaomi 12T series, its decision to launch the pair on Android 12 leaves a lot to be desired.
Google Pixel Watch specs leak online
The Pixel Watch is almost upon us after months of teasing. Ahead of tomorrow's launch event, a leaker has shared the smartwatch's specifications, including the presence of 2 GB of RAM but the lowly Exynos 9110 SoC.
Huawei Watch GT Cyber: New smartwatch slated to appear this month alongside P50 Pocket New
According to new information, Huawei is on the verge of launching the Watch GT Cyber. Purportedly, the upcoming smartwatch will debut together with the P50 Pocket New, a revised version of Huawei's Galaxy Z Flip4 competitor.
Google Pixel Watch: Unboxing photos show thick display bezels as watch band prices leak
Fresh leaks have revealed more information about the Pixel Watch before the device's impending introduction. Not only unboxing photos emerged, but also hands-on photos of the smartwatch's proprietary watch band, which Amazon has confirmed will cost at least £49 each.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2: Design and specifications leak for upcoming dual-driver earbuds
Renowned leaker OnLeaks has shared specifications of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, the company's next high-end pair of earbuds. Reputedly, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will launch with superior ANC, two drivers per earbud and LHDC codec support, among other changes.
Google Nest Wifi Pro: Pre-orders commence for Matter standard and Wi-Fi 6E compatible routers
Google has unveiled the Nest Wifi Pro, its most advanced Wi-Fi router to date. Not only does the new router support Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, but multiple units can also be used in a mesh set-up. The Google Nest Wifi Pro supports the Matter smart home standard too, among other features.
Pico 4: Pre-orders go live for Meta Quest 2 competitor
The Pico 4 is now available to order, just over two weeks after its introduction. Starting at £379 in the UK and €429 in the Eurozone, the Pico 4 comes with pancake lenses, a higher resolution display than the Quest 2 and a larger battery to boot.
Google Pixel 7 Pro may have a worse telephoto camera than the Pixel 6 Pro amid other strange camera changes
According to a new report, Google has tweaked numerous camera specifications between the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series, including the upcoming Pixel 7 Pro. From FoV changes to a worse telephoto camera for the Pixel 7 Pro, it seems that not all alterations are for the better.
Google October update could be the last for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
Google has released the October update for Pixel smartphones, including the recent Pixel 6a. While it has reached the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, it appears to be the pair's last guaranteed update, three years on from their release.
Samsung QN100B Neo QLED TV launches with 5,000 nits of peak brightness and a 120 W 14-channel sound system
The Samsung QN100B Neo QLED TV offers 5,000 nits of brightness, double what most conventional TVs can achieve. Equipped with a 98-inch, 14-bit and mini LED panel, the Samsung QN100B Neo QLED TV also has a 120 W speaker system, a 4K native resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Huawei previews Vision Smart Screen 75-inch and 86-inch Smart TVs with 120 Hz refresh rates
Huawei has teased the Vision Smart Screen 75 and Vision Smart Screen 86, two Smart TVs that will be available later this month. Equipped with colour-accurate and fast displays, the pair will run HarmonyOS 3, Huawei's latest in-house operating system.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro arrive with LDAC support, ANC and a dual driver set-up
Xiaomi has started selling the Redmi Buds 4 Pro in Europe, starting at €89.99 until October 11. Equipped with dual drivers per earbud, the Redmi Buds 4 Pro supports Hi-Res Audio, the LDAC codec and should deliver 9 hours of battery life between charges.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 arrive with 30 hours of battery life and ANC for €59.99
Xiaomi has presented the Redmi Buds 4 in Europe, a cheaper alternative to the Redmi Buds 4 Pro. Equipped with 10 mm dynamic drivers, the Redmi Buds 4 also support ANC and should deliver up to 30 hours of battery life, among other features.
Xiaomi TV Q2 series announced in three sizes from €549.99 with Google TV and 4K resolutions
Xiaomi has brought three new Smart TVs to Europe. All equipped with 4K panels and Google TV, the Xiaomi TV Q2 series also boasts 92% DCI-P3 colour space coverage and three HDMI ports, among other features.
Xiaomi releases Redmi Pad in Europe with a 90 Hz display at a mid-range price tag
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Pad, a mid-range Android tablet that comes in two memory configurations and three colours. Available from €279.90 until October 7, the Redmi Pad features a large 90 Hz display and a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset.
Xiaomi Smart Band 7 Pro arrives in Europe with €89.99 early bird pricing
Xiaomi has introduced the Smart Band 7 Pro in Europe, where it comes in two case colours with eight watch strap types. Available from today, the Smart Band 7 Pro will cost €89.99 until October 11, after which it will rise to €99.99.
Xiaomi 12T series arrives with flagship hardware, 1220p displays and high-resolution OIS cameras
Xiaomi has revealed the Xiaomi 12T series, consisting of the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro. Both equipped with tempting hardware for smartphone fans, the Xiaomi 12T Pro is more geared toward those who want a flagship smartphone without paying the current going rate for flagship smartphones. The Xiaomi 12T series is orderable from today with pre-order bonus, including a free Redmi Pad.
Huawei Watch D: European launch date announced for long-awaited smartwatch
Huawei has finally confirmed when it will launch the Watch D in Europe. Starting in Germany, the Watch D will be the first commercially-available smartwatch with a built-in blood pressure cuff, among other advanced health tracking features.
Samsung Galaxy A54: Camera upgrade detailed for 2023-bound mid-range smartphone
Initial camera details for the Galaxy A54 have leaked, signalling a change from its predecessors. While Samsung has persisted with the same 64 MP sensor for three generations, the Galaxy A54 is rumoured to be moving onto pastures new, among other changes.
Meta Quest 3: Specifications, release window and CAD renders leak for cheaper alternative to upcoming Quest Pro VR headset
Meta may be focused on delivering the Quest Pro headset, but Bradley Lynch has delivered a sizeable leak about next year's Quest 3. While the Quest 3 will carry over some Quest Pro features, it will miss out on technologies that its competitors will offer, such as OLED displays and advanced facial tracking.
Fitbit Versa 2: Numerous owners report smartwatches becoming unusable after latest software update
According to multiple owner reports, Fitbit's latest update for the Versa 2 has rendered some units practically useless. Believed to be a bug missed during testing, the issue leads to touchscreens no longer working in affected Versa 2 smartwatches.
Sony Xperia 1 V: More camera specifications emerge with talk of improved variable zoom periscope camera
According to reports, Sony is looking to build on the variable zoom camera included in this year's Xperia 1 IV. Additionally, the Xperia 1 V may borrow from the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max by re-using their 48 MP primary cameras.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3 receive new watch faces and other changes in Tizen OS 184.108.40.206 updates
Samsung has rolled out new updates for its older flagship smartwatches. Available on the Galaxy Watch Active2 and the Galaxy Watch3, the update brings a few new features to both smartwatches, such as two watch faces.
Huawei Vision Smart Screen Z65 Gaming Edition unveiled with HarmonyOS 3, HDMI 2.1 and 120 Hz support
Huawei has announced a new Smart TV in China aimed at gamers. Billed as the Vision Smart Screen Z65 Gaming Edition, the Smart TV has a 4K native resolution, a 120 Hz panel, a 50 W Devialet sound system and HDMI 2.1 connectivity, among other things.
Motorola Moto G72 released with a 120 Hz pOLED display and a 108 MP triple camera set-up
The Moto G72 has arrived following a short teaser campaign. Billed as Motorola's latest mid-range smartphone, the Moto G72 has a 6.55-inch and 120 Hz pOLED display, a 108 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features. Sadly, Motorola has chosen a weaker chipset to keep costs down.
Apple enables Stage Manager software support on older iPad Pro tablets with a catch for newer models
A new iPadOS 16 beta build has confirmed that Apple is moving away from making Stage Manager an M1-exclusive feature. Instead, the multitasking feature has been opened up to iPads with A12X Bionic and A12Z Bionic chipsets.
OnePlus Nord Watch: New budget smartwatch arrives in two colours and with a large AMOLED display
OnePlus has unveiled the Nord Watch in India, where it starts at INR 4,999 (~US$60). Available in two colours, the OnePlus Nord Watch has a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, impressive battery life and IP68 certification, among other features.
Xiaomi certifies three Redmi Note 12 series smartphones with up to 210 W fast charging for top model
Recent 3C listings suggest that Xiaomi could be on the verge of blowing its current 120W HyperCharge out of the water, starting with the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus. Seemingly set for a global release, the Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus should be capable of an astounding 210 W fast wired charging.
Nokia X30 5G launches in Europe and the UK with an introductory bonus
HMD Global now sells the Nokia X30 5G in Europe and the UK. Available in two memory configurations and in two colours, the Nokia X30 5G combines a Snapdragon 695 chipset with a 90 Hz AMOLED display and three high-resolution cameras. The Nokia X30 5G is orderable now from £399 or €519 in the Eurozone.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11R launches with a copycat POCO design at a mid-range price
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 11R in its home market. Already available in China, the Redmi Note 11R has a 90 Hz display, a Dimensity 700 chipset and up to 8 GB of RAM. Also, the new smartphone bears more than a passing resemblance to the POCO M4 5G.
Banana Pi BPI-PicoW-S3 introduced as Raspberry Pi Pico W clone
Banana Pi has started selling the BPI-PicoW-S3, a development board that follows the form factor of the Raspberry Pi Pico W. Supposedly more powerful than Raspberry Pi's effort, the BPI-PicoW-S3 is orderable now from US$5.50.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 receive dismal repairability score from teardown specialists
iFixit has disassembled the AirPods Pro 2, Apple's latest flagship earbuds. Sadly, the AirPods Pro 2 is basically unrepairable and is at odds with Apple's apparent embrace of right to repair. As iFixit found out, destroying the AirPods Pro 2 is the only way to access some components.
Galaxy S23 Ultra: Leaker describes next year's flagship as 'best smartphone designed by Samsung' amid display bezel analysis
According to a renowned leaker, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a thinner chin than its predecessor. While not quite even bezels, the changes have led @UniverseIce to declare that the Galaxy S23 Ultra could be Samsung's sharpest smartphone design to date.
Huawei removes Leica branding from P50 Pro smartphones
With Leica switching allegiances to Xiaomi, it should come as no surprise to see Huawei revise the P50 Pro and remove any references to the German camera company. Reportedly, Huawei has also ditched the power supply from its latest flagship smartphone too.
Google Pixel 7: Amazon leaks surprisingly low Eurozone pricing
It seems that the Pixel 7 will launch in Europe for significantly less than was previously assumed. While the likes of Apple have already raised prices in Europe following a strong US dollar, leaked Amazon pricing suggests that Google will absorb losses to maximise sales in Europe.
DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise series is now orderable as Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T drones
DJI has introduced the Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T, the sole members of the new Mavic 3 Enterprise series. Building on the regular Mavic 3 series, the Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T offer up to 45-minute flight times and even a thermal camera in the case of the Mavic 3T.
Morefine S600: Powerful mini-PC arrives on Indiegogo with Intel Core i9-12900H and Core i9-12900HK options from US$669
Morefine has brought the S600 to Indiegogo, its powerful mini-PC that comes with the Core i9-12900H or the Core i9-12900HK. Also available with up to 64 GB of storage and a 1 TB SSD, the Morefine S600 starts at US$669 as a barebones unit with the Core i9-12900H.
Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Studio 3 details emerge with 12th Gen Intel Core processors all round
More details about upcoming Surface products have leaked online ahead of Microsoft's annual hardware event on October 12. Reputedly, Microsoft has opted for four Intel Alder Lake-U processors for the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5. However, only configuration may be available for the Surface Studio 3.
Full Xiaomi 12T series prices and memory configurations leak before October 4 launch
The next generation in Xiaomi's 'T' series is just a few days away from launching. In the meantime, prices and memory configurations for both Xiaomi 12T series models have leaked, confirming that only a maximum of 256 GB of storage will be available even for the Xiaomi 12T Pro. There may be significant price differences between the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro, too.
Dell Alienware Aurora R15: Refreshed gaming PC presented with improved cooling, a new PSU, upgraded processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs
Dell has introduced a new version of the Alienware Aurora R15, the company's high-end gaming desktop. Now equipped with 13th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, the Aurora R15 will be available later this autumn in North America.
Microsoft Surface Studio 3 and Project Volterra arrive on FCC ahead of October 12 introduction
It seems that Microsoft has certified the Surface Studio 3 and Project Volterra with the FCC ahead of their North American releases. While the FCC has not revealed too many Project Volterra details, it appears to have leaked the Surface Studio 3's design.
Alienware AW3423DWF: Dell previews a cheaper QD OLED curved gaming monitor with a 165 Hz refresh rate
Dell has pivoted to making cheaper QD-OLED gaming monitors. Starting with the Alienware AW3423DWF, the shift brings QD-OLED panels for a US$1,099 price point, US$200 more affordable than the current Alienware AW3423DW.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro: Variable aperture camera flagship arrives in Europe at Apple iPhone 14 Pro prices
The Huawei Mate 50 Pro has debuted in Europe, starting at €1,299. Equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and a 120 Hz OLED display, the Mate 50 Pro should provide decent competition against current flagship smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus: First renders show camera design inspiration from Galaxy S22 Ultra
It seems that Samsung is shaking up the design of its flagship smartphone series. According to the renowned OnLeaks, the Galaxy S23 Plus has taken a leaf out of the Galaxy S22 Ultra's book. Not only has the leaker shared high-resolution renders, but he has also shared a 360-degree video of next year's flagship smartphone.
Xiaomi Pad 5 receives Android 12 globally courtesy of MIUI 13.1 update
Xiaomi has started rolling out Android 12 to the Pad 5 outside China by way of MIUI 13.1. Available as V220.127.116.11.SKXEUXM, V18.104.22.168.SKXMIXM and V22.214.171.124.SKXINXM, the update is over a 3 GB download and carries the September 2022 set of security patches, among other changes.
Logitech leaks unreleased Xbox Series X model
A TV advert for a new Logitech gaming headset appears to show a previously unavailable version of the Xbox Series X. Unacknowledged by the company, the unreleased model may have been received as part of Logitech's close collaboration with Microsoft. It remains to be seen whether Microsoft plans to release the Xbox Series X model shown, though.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11R: Pricing for unreleased but familiar-looking smartphone leaks
According to reports, Xiaomi is preparing to launch another member in the Redmi Note 11 series. Billed as the Redmi Note 11R, the smartphone appears to be a re-branded POCO smartphone, underlined by similarities between its specifications and those of the POCO M4 5G.
Xiaomi Redmi Pad: Specifications leak for upcoming 10-inch, 90 Hz and 8,000 mAh battery wielding Android tablet
Two renowned leakers have shared numerous details about the Redmi Pad. Equipped with a 10.61-inch display and a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, the Xiaomi Redmi Pad will launch later this year in multiple colours and with a stylish design. Based on the device's name, the Redmi Pad should be a cheaper option to the Xiaomi Pad 5 series too.
Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus leaks as a cheap entry-level smartphone with an upgrade over the regular Redmi A1
Apparently, Xiaomi is planning to release another entry-level smartphone under the Redmi A series. Alleged to be the Redmi A1 Plus, the device should have a distinct advantage over the regular model, albeit with the same drawbacks too.
Google Pixel 7: Pricing for 128 GB model and release date confirmed ahead of official reveal
Amazon US has confirmed pricing for the Pixel 7, as well as a release date. Set to undercut many of its rivals, the Pixel 7 will launch with a subtly improved design over last year's Pixel 6, as well as an upgraded chipset and a superior selfie camera, among other changes.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: Leaker reveals important specifications for upcoming flagship smartphone
Google is a little over a week from launching the Pixel Watch, Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro. While the company has already confirmed the latter's design, many specifications remain unclear. A renowned leaker has detailed many remaining details though, underlining the small differences between the Pixel 7 Pro and the Pixel 6 Pro.
Sony PlayStation 5 developer kit with display and 2.5 TB SSD highlighted in new video
The Sony PlayStation 5 developer kit has finally been showcased in an in-depth video. Detailing not only the dev kit's hardware, the video also showcases its software and how it differs from a retail PS5.
Xiaomi CIVI 2 launched in China with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset and a 120 Hz AMOLED display
Xiaomi has finally released the CIVI 2, a smartphone that is expected to launch outside China as the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE or Xiaomi 13 Lite. Running Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 silicon, the Xiaomi CIVI 2 has a 120 Hz AMOLED display, up to 12 GB of RAM and a total of five cameras.
Anbernic RG353V gaming handheld released alongside RG353VS with Android support and HDMI output
Anbernic has introduced the RG353V and RG353VS, two vertical retro gaming handhelds with 3.5-inch displays. Starting from US£89.99, the RG353V series costs up to US$142.99 with 256 GB of eMMC flash storage.
Logitech G Cloud price already cut following launch
Logitech has reduced the price of the G Cloud, days after presenting the device. Equipped with a Snapdragon 720G chipset and 4 GB of RAM, the Logitech G Cloud should only be considered as a gaming streaming device, not a conventional gaming handheld.
Sony PlayStation 5 receives new 6 nm AMD Oberon Plus with a few quality of life improvements
Recently, Sony started delivering a new PlayStation 5 revision, the third to date. Not only is the console 300 g lighter than its predecessor, but it also features an upgraded APU based on 6 nm nodes. The die shrink should reduce fan noise, among other improvements.
Google Pixel Watch: Leaked retail packaging hints at earlier than expected release date and confirms Fitbit integration
Google's retail packaging for the Pixel Watch has leaked ahead of the smartwatch's impending release. Seemingly set to be available sooner than other rumours claimed, the leaked packaging confirms Google's plans to push Fitbit as part of the Pixel Watch experience too.
Vivo X Fold Plus debuts in China with performance, efficiency and battery improvements
Vivo has introduced the X Fold Plus in China, a follow-up to the Vivo X Fold. Effectively a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 competitor, the X Fold Plus features a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset with a 4,730 mAh battery, among other minor changes.
ZTE Axon 30S presented with a notch-free display and Android 12 at an affordable price
ZTE has introduced the Axon 30S in China, where it is orderable from today. Although ZTE has pitched the Axon 30S as a mid-range smartphone, it contains some flagship hardware, including an under-display camera (UDC). The ZTE Axon 30S has a huge 120 Hz panel too, along with support for 55 W fast charging, among other features.
Sony previews PlayStation VR 2 'revolutionary immersive' features
The launch of Sony's next-generation VR headset may be a few months away, but the company has sought to demonstrate some of its most exciting features. Supposedly revolutionary and immersive, the PS VR2 will push 2,000 x 2,040 pixels per eye via its OLED displays.
NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation announced ahead of December release with over 18,000 CUDA cores and 48 GB VRAM
NVIDIA has introduced another RTX A6000, dubbed the RTX A6000 Ada Generation. As its name suggests, the new RTX A6000 relies on the Ada Lovelace architecture, likely the AD102 GPU. Equipped with over 18,000 CUDA cores and 567 Tensor cores, the RTX A6000 Ada Generation will be available later this year with a massive 48 GB of VRAM.
NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano: Configurations and pricing confirmed ahead of January 2023 release
NVIDIA has presented the Jetson Orin Nano series, a pair of system-on-modules (SOM) that supposedly deliver up to 80x the performance of the original Jetson Nano. Not only has NVIDIA confirmed the pair's release date, but it has also outlined their pricing.
DJI teases Rise to the Call launch event for Mavic 3 Enterprise series drones
DJI is preparing to release even more drones, having only just announced the Avata. While the Avata is a first-person view drone, DJI will use its 'Rise to the Call' event to showcase new enterprise drones. Rumoured to be the Mavic 3 Thermal and the Mavic 3 Enterprise, the pair will build on the existing Mavic 3 series.
DJI OM 6 and Osmo Mobile SE specifications and prices leak as 'Unfold Your Creativity' launch event confirmed
DJI has confirmed another launch event, this time billed as helping 'Unfold Your Creativity'. Scheduled for September 22, several leaks have confirmed that the devices to be presented will be the OM 6 and the Osmo Mobile SE, a pair of smartphone gimbals. Prices for the pair have also emerged, as have their specifications.
Google teases Pixel 7 Pro in censored hands-on video with launch date confirmation
Google continues to promote the Pixel 7 Pro, one of three upcoming Pixel products. Now, the company has released a hands-on video of its next-generation flagship, albeit a rather blurred one. Google has finally confirmed pre-order dates too.
GPD Win 4: Company boasts that new console is 'better than Steam Deck' in launch date and specifications announcement
GPD has confirmed all specifications for the Win 4, its Radeon 680M and Ryzen 7 6800U-powered gaming handheld. Not only has the company outlined the Win 4's specifications, but it has also announced its launch date. For some reason, GPD keeps gunning for the Valve Steam Deck too.
Xiaomi CIVI 2: Launch date and design confirmed as company teases specifications
Xiaomi has revealed the CIVI 2, smartphone that is expected to arrive globally as the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE or Xiaomi 13 Lite. Not only has the company unveiled the smartphone's design, but it has also confirmed a few specifications and has outlined its launch date in China.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro receives new global update following ECG activation
Huawei has started rolling out Harmony OS 126.96.36.1995 for the Watch GT 3 Pro. Available globally, the update follows the company's announcement that ECG functionality is now available on the smartwatch in multiple markets. With a few optimisations, Harmony OS 188.8.131.525 is approximately a 95 MB download via the Huawei Health app.
NVIDIA Tegra T239: New leak offers clues about rumours next-generation Nintendo Switch chipset
The existence of the NVIDIA Tegra T239 has been more or less confirmed, with Linux kernel support added for the unreleased chipset. Expected to be a customised version of the Tegra T234, the Tegra T329 is rumoured to power a next-generation Nintendo Switch, possibly the Switch Pro or the Switch 2.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 prices, details and configurations leak with possibility of no AMD Ryzen models for refreshed ultrabook series
According to a new report, the Surface Laptop 5 could miss out on AMD Ryzen models, a break from earlier generations. Purportedly, the Surface Laptop 5 could arrive with Intel Alder Lake-U series processors instead, a fate now also rumoured to be the case for the Surface Pro 9. Prices, memory configurations and new colour options have leaked too.
Chromecast with Google TV (HD) almost official in Android TV Guide leak as European pricing surfaces
Google has taken a step closer to releasing a cheaper version of the Chromecast with Google TV. Billed as an HD version, the device is rumoured to launch for €43 in the Eurozone. In the meantime, the Android TV Guide has outlined practically all key Chromecast with Google TV (HD) specifications.
ONEXPLAYER mini Pro: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U model announced from US$919 with up to 32 GB of RAM
One-netbook has revealed pricing and configurations for the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-powered version of its ONEXPLAYER mini Pro. Launching for as little as US$919, the machine comes with a 48 Wh battery, LPDDR5 RAM and a 7-inch display, among other features.
Xiaomi will not ape Apple with 'Dynamic Island' on the Redmi K60 series
Contrary to reports, Xiaomi has not confirmed that the Redmi K60 series will receive a Dynamic Island-style notification system. While Xiaomi claims to have considered the matter, it will not be moving ahead with copying Apple's novel use of the space occupied by the sizeable pill punch-hole on the iPhone 14 Pro series.
GPD Win 4: Multi-function dock and backlit keyboard confirmed for upcoming gaming handheld
GPD has confirmed more information about the Win 4, its next gaming handheld. Set to do battle with the likes of the new ONEXPLAYER mini Pro, the GPD Win 4 will launch with a first-party dock, as well as a superior keyboard compared to the one found in its predecessor.
NVIDIA announces RTX 4080 12 GB and RTX 4080 16 GB for US$899 and US$1,119 ahead of November launch
NVIDIA has presented the RTX 4080 series in 12 GB and 16 GB flavours. Equipped with different GPUs, the RTX 4080 12 GB and RTX 4080 16 GB are two of three Ada Lovelace graphics cards presented so far, with the other being the RTX 4090.
Khadas Edge2: Single-board computer launches in four variants from US$199.99
Khadas has started selling the Edge2, a single-board computer (SBC) that it claims will deliver 'ARM PC' performance levels. Equipped with the Rockchip RK3588S, the Khadas Edge2 is available in four configurations. Prices start from US$199.99, with early bird pricing set to end on October 31.
Google Pixel Watch: Pricing leaks for European and US markets as talk of November shipment date emerges
According to new reports, the Pixel Watch and the Pixel 7 series will not begin shipping simultaneously. Instead, while Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro pre-orders should reach people in mid-October, the Pixel Watch will be held back until early November. Pricing in the Eurozone and the US has leaked too, as have various colour combinations.
Nothing Phone (1): Nothing OS 1.1.4 delivers LHDC high-definition audio support and camera upgrades
Nothing has started rolling out Nothing OS 1.1.4, an update that brings numerous improvements to the Phone (1). Not only does the update contain new features, but it also bundles camera improvements, system optimisations and bug fixes. Available to download now, Nothing OS 1.1.4 is over a 100 MB download.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition leaks hours ahead of #ProjectBeyond showcase
The RTX 40 series is almost upon us, ahead of which VideoCardz has leaked an image of the RTX 4090 Founders Edition. Confirming minor design changes from its RTX 30 series predecessors, the RTX 4090 Founders Edition should launch later today with two versions of the RTX 4080.
AOC AGON 5th generation gaming monitors unleashed with QHD resolutions, high refresh rates and Console Mode
AOC has introduced the AG275QX/EU and AG275QXN/EU, two AGON 5th generation gaming monitors with IPS and VA panels, respectively. Offering 165 Hz refresh rates and QHD resolutions, the pair also deliver 1 ms response times with DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 connectivity.
ASRock PG34WQ15R2B: 34-inch curved gaming monitor debuts with a 1500R curvature and a 1440p resolution
ASRock has introduced the PG34WQ15R2B, a curved gaming monitor that is already available for US$429.99 in the US. Offering 91% DCI-P3 colour space coverage and a 165 Hz refresh rate, the PG34WQ15R2B also delivers up to 550 cd/m² of typical peak brightness, among other features.
Garmin claims to fix Strava issue on Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches with latest Beta Program update
Garmin has announced Alpha version 9.35 for Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches. Available to download now, the new Beta Program update seeks to fix several issues across the three smartwatch series, including one that cause the Golf activity not automatically to advance to the next hole.
SEGA Dreamcast: Next-generation VMU arrives with significant upgrades and mini-game compatibility
The SEGA Dreamcast may have launched over 20 years ago, but the console still has a cult following. Such is its enduring popularity, Dreamware Enterprises has created the VM2, an upgraded VMU that aims to resolve all the issues of the original model. Not only does the VM2 support all VMU functionality, but it also has overhauled internals.
Garmin releases Public Beta 10.22 as Release Candidate build for Venu 2 series with bug fixes
Garmin has rolled out Public Beta 10.22 for the Venu 2 series, following just a few days after Public Beta 10.21 arrived. Seemingly the Venu 2 series' next stable build too, Public Beta 10.22 contains a few bug fixes aimed but no new features.
Garmin Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S gains bug fixes with Beta version 9.25 and Beta version 9.27 updates
Garmin has started rolling out new beta updates for the Instinct 2 and the Instinct 2s. While Beta version 9.25 has only just arrived, Garmin sought to release Beta version 9.27 a few days later. Both lack any new features, but they should address bugs on the Instinct 2 series.
Khadas Edge2: New single-board computer debuts with Rockchip RK3588S chipset
Khadas has unveiled the Edge2, a single-board computer (SBC) with a sizeable heatsink and an octa-core processor. Supposedly one of the most powerful ARM-based SBCs to date, the Khadas Edge2 relies on the Rockchip RK3588S with a 6 TOPS NPU and up to 16 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. So far, Khadas has announced Edge2 Basic and Edge2 Pro configurations.
New ONEXPLAYER mini Pro previewed with AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and Radeon 680M
One-netbook is preparing to release a new edition in its ever-expanding ONEXPLAYER series. Finally, the company is equipping an ONEXPLAYER model with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, a Zen 3+ APU that features the powerful Radeon 680M iGPU. Theoretically, the Radeon 680M should help the AMD version deliver significantly better in-game performance than the current Intel Alder Lake-P series model.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 5G registered with FCC as design changes from Surface Pro X and launch date emerge
A potential release date for the Surface Pro 9 5G has leaked online, which should also apply to the regular Surface Pro 9, the Surface Laptop 5, the Surface Studio 3 and perhaps even the rumoured Surface Gaming Laptop. Having been spotted on the FCC's database, details about possible design changes between the Surface Pro X and Surface Pro 9 5G have been outlined too.
Nothing teases next 'sublime' product following Ear (1) and Phone (1) releases
Nothing has teased the launch of something 'sublime', with CEO Carl Pei adding 'sometimes the answer is sitting right in front of you'. While the company and its CEO remain tight-lipped about what is planned, various leaks provide some insight into what could be on the horizon for Nothing.
Google Tensor G2: Performance details for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro leak with significant GPU improvements
Details about the Google Tensor G2 have emerged online just under a month before its official introduction. Debuting in the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro, the Google Tensor G2 will arrive with a 4 nm process and an upgraded GPU.
Xiaomi 13 Pro live image leaks revealing a familiar design, MIUI 14 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
The first hands-on image of the Xiaomi 13 Pro has surfaced online, months before the device's arrival. Bearing a familiar design, the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and 12 GB of RAM, among other features.
Anbernic RG353V: New retro gaming handheld previewed with a vertical layout and a 3.5-inch display
Anbernic has introduced the RG353V, a closer relative of the RG353P that the company already sells. Equipped with a Rockchip RK3566 SoC and 2 GB of RAM, the Anbernic RG353V also has a 3.5-inch IPS display and should eventually be available in multiple colours.
GPD Win 4: Company pokes fun at Valve Steam Deck as more display specifications confirmed
GPD has provided more details about the Win 4, including that it will feature a native landscape display with DC dimming. Additionally, GPD has compared the Win 4 against the Valve Steam Deck, which is not only larger than the GPD Win 4, but is also has a smaller battery capacity to boot.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 gains usability improvements with One UI 4.1.1 and Android 12L
Samsung has released Android 12L to the Galaxy Z Fold2. Rolling out as One UI 4.1.1, the update arrives as F916BXXU2HVHA. Not only does One UI 4.1.1 contain a taskbar, but it also features a revised notification shade and a two-column layout in apps that are Android 12L-optimised.
Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro European prices leak with specifications and press images
Press images of the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro have leaked, as have specifications and European prices for the pair. Surprisingly, Xiaomi is set to make the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro significantly more expensive than their predecessors. For some reason, the Xiaomi 12T will launch for as much as the Xiaomi 11T Pro did last year.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus G3: Innovative laptop with 21:10 display is now orderable in Europe
Lenovo has finally released the ThinkBook Plus G3 in Europe, where it starts at €1,823. Equipped with a 21:10 display and a secondary panel for writing, the ThinkBook Plus G3 also contains an Intel Core i7-12700H processor and LPDDR5 RAM.
Realme Watch 3 arrives in Europe for €69.99 with a huge display
Realme is now selling the Watch 3 in Europe, a budget smartwatch with a 1.8-inch display. Available in its grey colourway, the Realme Watch 3 offers 24/7 heart rate and blood oxygen level monitoring, along with over 100 watch faces and exercise modes.
Xiaomi CIVI 2 launch imminent with global launch also planned as Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE or Xiaomi 13 Lite
According to new leaks, Xiaomi is on the verge of releasing a successor to the Xiaomi CIVI. Predictably called the Xiaomi CIVI 2, the upcoming smartphone may also receive a global release, unlike its predecessor. However, Xiaomi may keep the CIVI brand a Chinese exclusive, with the CIVI 2 arriving globally under a different name, like the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE or Xiaomi 13 Lite.
NVIDIA teases AD102 GPU performance and Ada Lovelace architecture name
NVIDIA is dropping hints about what it will unveil at its #ProjectBeyond showcase. Based on a few teasers, it seems that NVIDIA is keen to tell its fans about its Lovelace architecture, as well as its flagship AD102 GPU.
Apple Watch Ultra and Watch Series 6 may have identical processors
Apple may have introduced the Watch Series 8 and Watch Ultra with its Apple S8 SoC, but a higher chipset number is no guarantee of any significant improvements. Instead, it turns out that the Apple S8, Apple S7 and Apple S6 are identical with no CPU or GPU improvements between generations.
Honor X40 5G: Mid-range smartphone launches with a curved 120 Hz AMOLED display and a Snapdragon 695 chipset
Honor has introduced the X40 5G in its home market. Equipped with a 120 Hz AMOLED display, the Honor X40 5G also features a 5,100 mAh battery, a Snapdragon 695 chipset and up to 12 GB of RAM. Honor has decided to offer the X40 5G in four memory configurations and in four colours, too.
Radxa ROCK 4 SE: New Raspberry Pi alternative arrives with M.2 M key connector
Radxa has introduced the ROCK 4 SE, a single-board computer (SBC) that drops the 'Pi' from its model name. Still designed as a Raspberry Pi competitor, the ROCK 4 SE relies on a Rockchip RK3399-T chipset and is orderable for £73.34, including VAT.
Xiaomi starts selling the POCO M5 and POCO M5s in Europe at a discount
Xiaomi is now selling the POCO M5 and POCO M5s in the Eurozone. While the pair sound like similar devices, the POCO M5 and POCO M5s look rather different and do not share many components either. The POCO M5 and POCO M5s are both available with introductory discounts, though.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro receive second software update within a month
Samsung has started rolling out another update to the Galaxy Watch5 series, the second since their introduction last month. Released for all versions of the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, the update improves GPS stability, among other changes.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max teardown highlights Dynamic Island, larger rear-facing cameras and improved cooling
The iPhone 14 Pro Max has received its first teardown video, highlighting some of the internal changes that Apple has made from last year. Not only has this year's Pro Max gained a larger rear-facing camera setup, but it has also gained a superior cooling system, among other things.
Samsung Galaxy S23 to launch with thicker display bezels than Galaxy S22
According to new reports, the Galaxy S23 could be somewhat of a disappointment for fans of ever-shrinking bezels. While many Android OEMs continue their gradual moves towards releasing a smartphone with no display bezels whatsoever, a reliable leaker claims the opposite will be true with the Galaxy S23, which may look a bit chunkier than the current Galaxy S22.
Redmi Gaming Monitor G24: New gaming monitor launches in Xiaomi's home market with a 165 Hz refresh rate
Xiaomi has started selling the Redmi Gaming Monitor G24 in China, where it sells for a particularly affordable price. Equipped with a 23.8-inch panel, the Redmi Gaming Monitor G24 operates natively at 1080p with a 165 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response times (MPRT).
iOS 16.0.1 arrives to fix Apple iPhone 14 issues with iOS 16.1 beta 1 released for developers
Apple has issued two software updates that build on the new iOS 16.0. While the company has released iOS 16.0.1 publicly for the iPhone 14 series, it has also seeded iOS 16.1 beta 1 to developers. With iOS 16.0.1 aimed at squashing bugs, iOS 16.1 contains a few features that did not ship with iOS 16.0.
Xiaomi Redmi A1 to launch in Europe for a €99 starting price
According to reports, Xiaomi has decided to sell the Redmi A1 in Europe, having already presented the device in India. Equipped with a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset and 2 GB of RAM, the Redmi A1 runs stock Android 12, not MIUI 13. The Redmi A1 appears to cost less in Europe than in India too.
GoPro Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Black Creator Edition presented to combat the new DJI Osmo Action 3
GoPro has unveiled the Hero 11 Black, an action camera that it also available as the Hero 11 Black Creator Edition. Available to order now, the Hero 11 Black has GoPro's latest 27 MP camera sensor, plus a 1,720 mAh battery but the same GoPro GP2 processor as its predecessor. The Hero 11 Black starts at US$399.98 or US$579.98 for GoPro subscribers if you opt for the Creator Edition.
GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini arrives with a compact chassis and a new 27 MP camera
GoPro has unveiled the Hero 11 Black Mini globally, its first delve into a new form factor since the Hero Max. Equipped with more or less the same internals as the Hero 11 Black and the Hero 11 Black Creator Edition, the Hero 11 Black Mini is the most compact of the trio and is closer to the DJI Action 2's footprint, which has now been superseded by the Osmo Action 3.
DJI Osmo Action 3 starts for US$329 with a new design, long battery life and improved waterproofing
DJI has beaten GoPro to the punch by unveiling the Osmo Action 3, which arrives just ahead of the Hero 11 Black and the Hero 11 Black Mini. Eschewing last year's modular design, the Osmo Action 3 has an additional front-facing touchscreen display, as well as superior image stabilisation and long battery life than the Action 2, among other changes.
GPD Win 4: eGPU support confirmed for AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and Radeon 680M powered gaming handheld
GPD has previewed the Win 4, a 6-inch gaming handheld that will be available with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and Radeon 680M iGPU. Also onboard is LPDDR5 RAM, up to 2 TB of PCIe storage and USB 4 connectivity that supports eGPUs.
Huawei Band 7 gains two updates with new communication and health features
Huawei has started distributing two updates for the Band 7, one of its latest fitness trackers. Rolling out as HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 and HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11, the pair bring new features and improvements for the Band 7.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro: European launch date leaks for multi-stage variable aperture camera flagship
It seems that Huawei is preparing to launch the Mate 50 Pro in Europe, just a few weeks after its debut in China. The world's first smartphone with a multi-stage variable aperture camera should also arrive alongside the Nova 10 series and EMUI 13.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9: Intel Alder Lake-P series and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processors headed to next-generation 2-in-1 convertibles
According to reports, Microsoft has settled on powerful Alder Lake-P series processors for the Intel version of the Surface Pro 9. By contrast, the Surface Pro 9 5G, the Surface Pro X's successor, will arrive with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, an SoC with four ARM Cortex-X1 performance cores. Both models should feature 120 Hz displays too, unlike the current Surface Pro X.
GKD Mini Plus: New retro handheld arrives with Rockchip RK3566 chipset and a unique design
The GKD Mini Plus is a retro gaming handheld with an unusual trick up its sleeve. Based on the Rockchip RK3566 chipset, the GKD Mini Plus has a removable accessory with analogue sticks. The GKD Mini Plus supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity too, among other features.
Google revives Original Chips crisp campaign for upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro release
Google Japan has returned to last year's Original Chips campaign for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, its next flagship smartphones. While the focus may be on the Pixel 7 series, Original Chips aims to bring attention to the company's second-generation in-house chipset, the Google Tensor G2.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023 leaks ahead of global launch
According to new reports, Xiaomi is set to release another Redmi Note 11 series model. Reputedly, the device will be the Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023, which may actually be a re-branded Redmi Note 10 Pro. Tipped to arrive soon, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023 should receive a global release too.
Apple watchOS 9 arrives with new fitness and health features for various Apple Watch models
Apple has released watchOS 9, a substantial update for the Apple Watch Series 4 onwards. Rolling out now, watchOS 9 overhauls almost all aspects of Apple's smartwatch operating system, including adding a power-saving mode for improved battery life, among other changes.
Apple releases iOS 16 for iPhone X or newer with iOS 15.7 issued for older iPhones
Apple has started rolling out iOS 16 to all of its smartphones from the iPhone 8 and iPhone X onwards. Arguably the biggest update for iPhones this year, iOS 16 arrives alongside iOS 15.7, a security update for iPhones that are ineligible for an iOS 16 upgrade.
Microsoft Surface Gaming Laptop: Questionable specification sheet leaks with 165 Hz display and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
According to new reports, Microsoft has a gaming laptop up its sleeve. Reputedly to be marketed as the Surface Gaming Laptop, the device is alleged to feature up to an Intel Core i7-12700H processor, 32 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU. Irregularities in the specification sheet hint raise questions about the leak's authenticity, though.
Google Pixel 7 series to launch without 512 GB storage option in Europe
According to reports, Google plans to continue only offering 128 GB and 256 GB of storage with its flagship smartphones in Europe. While the US may receive a 512 GB variant of the Pixel 7 Pro, non-expandable storage means that there will be no way to push the Pixel 7 series beyond 256 GB in Europe. Google has confirmed that there will be colour exclusives for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro too.
GoPro Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Black Mini release dates confirmed for DJI Osmo Action 3 clash
GoPro has outlined when it will introduce the Hero 11 Black, as well as the rumoured Hero 11 Black Mini. Surprisingly, GoPro plans to launch both cameras on the same day that DJI has already scheduled for the Osmo Action 3's release.
DJI Osmo Action 3: Specifications and pricing confirmed for GoPro Hero 11 Black competitor
DJI continues to tease the Osmo Action 3 ahead of its September 14 release. Arriving on the same day as the GoPro Hero 11 Black, the DJI Osmo Action 3 will arrive for as little as €369, if leaked pricing is to be believed. Specifications have also emerged online, with a few having already been confirmed by DJI.
AYA NEO 2 GEEK: Pricing, colour options and name change confirmed for RDNA 2-based gaming handheld
AYA NEO has outlined more details about the AYA NEO 2 GEEK. Now called the AYA NEO GEEK, the device sits within its own product category and will be available in a striking Violet Transparent colour option. Pricing has changed from AYA NEO's initial announcement too.
Google hints at Pixel Tablet Pro release alongside Pixel Tablet in Android code
It seems that Google is working on two Pixel-branded tablets, rather than one as its teased in May. Based on new Android code, Google is also developing 'Tangorpro', unquestionably a 'Pro' version of 'Tangor', the codename for the regular Pixel Tablet.
Google Pixel Fold: New prototype appears in Android 13 code with premium camera hardware
Google may have ditched 'Pipit', the most recent codename for the long-awaited Pixel Fold. Now expected to launch in spring 2023, Google is rumoured to be developing the Pixel Fold under the codename 'Felix', likely with a Tensor G2 chipset too.
Google Pixel 7 Ultra: Updated camera details emerge with twin Sony IMX712 cameras
According to new findings within Android code, Google has decided to equip 'Lynx' and 'L10' with two Sony IMX712 cameras, an unreleased sensor. Reputedly, one will serve as the device's front-facing camera, while the second could be a new ultra-wide-angle camera for the Pixel series.
Google Pixel smartphones receive new features with September Feature Drop
Google has started rolling out a host of new features to many Pixel smartphones, courtesy of a new Feature Drop. From featuring revised Nearby Share functionality to an updated Gboard keyboard app, the September Feature Drop is aimed at making it easier to 'get more done' while also having fun in the process.
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4: New model variant of premium tablet launches in Xiaomi's home market
Xiaomi has presented a new version of the Pad 5 Pro 12.4 in China. Still the company's latest flagship tablet, the Pad 5 Pro 12.4 now comes in a total of four memory configurations, allowing people to purchase a version with 8 GB of RAM for a fair amount less than they could previously.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra: Moto X30 Pro global model launches to take on the flagship competition with an exciting array of features
Motorola has lifted the lid on the Edge 30 Ultra, its latest flagship smartphone. Equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset and a 144 Hz pOLED display, the Edge 30 Ultra can also fully replenish its large battery in just 22 minutes, thanks to 125 W fast charging. The Edge 30 Ultra has a 200 MP primary camera with OIS too, among other features.
Motorola Edge 30 Neo arrives with a colourful look and mid-range specifications
Motorola continues to expand the Edge 30 series, now with the Edge 30 Neo. Firmly a mid-range smartphone, the Edge 30 Neo has a Snapdragon 695 chipset, a 120 Hz pOLED display and 8 GB of RAM. Motorola promises to deliver two OS updates, although that will only bring the Edge 30 Neo up to Android 14, not Android 15.
Huawei announces CE-certified on-wrist blood pressure monitoring for Watch D and ECG for Watch GT 3 Pro in over 30 European countries
Huawei has finally started enabling ECG functionality on the Watch GT 3 Pro in Europe and in other markets, a smartwatch that it released in May. The Huawei ECG App has also arrived for the Huawei Watch D in Europe, as has the device's much-anticipated on-wrist blood pressure monitoring.
Xiaomi Redmi 11 Prime and Redmi 11 Prime 5G introduced with 90 Hz displays and 50 MP main cameras
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi 11 Prime and Redmi 11 Prime 5G, two affordable smartphones powered by different processors. Both come with 90 Hz and 1080p displays though, among other similarities.
Xiaomi Redmi A1 launched in three colours with stock Android 12
Xiaomi has presented the Redmi A1, a budget smartphone running Android 12, not MIUI 13. Equipped with a 720p display, the Redmi A1 resembles flagship Xiaomi smartphones from the back, although its INR 6,499 (~US$81) reinforces its budget credentials.
Apple Watch Series 3 discontinuation and Watch SE price drop signal arrival of new smartwatches
Apple has started selling out of the Watch Series 3 ahead of its inevitable discontinuation after tomorrow's Far Out launch event. The Watch SE has dropped significantly in price on Amazon US too, a hint that it could soon replace the Series 3 as Apple's cheapest smartwatch.
Google Pixel hardware date event confirmed as Google Tensor G2 processor teased
Google has confirmed when it will unveil the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, as well as the long-awaited Pixel Watch. Not only has the company outlined the trio's arrival, but it has also teased that the Google Tensor G2 processor will power both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Anbernic Win600: Windows gaming handheld receives new colour and memory option
Anbernic has introduced another version of the Win600, which is already orderable online. Still running the AMD Athlon Silver 3050e, the Anbernic Win600 is now available with up to 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB SSD and in a colourful blue finish.
Powkiddy X45: Retro gaming handheld arrives with a 4.5-inch IPS display for US$49.99
Powkiddy has introduced the X45, a compact and inexpensive gaming handheld with a 4.5-inch display. Orderable now for US$49.99, the Powkiddy X45 has an ATM7051 SoC, 128 MB of RAM and a 3,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G: Pricing and availability confirmed for UK and US markets
Samsung has announced pricing and availability for the Galaxy A23 5G in the UK and the US. Equipped with a 120 Hz display, the Galaxy A23 5G also has a Snapdragon 695 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable storage.
DJI Action 3: Specifications emerge for GoPro Hero 11 series competitor ahead of 'Looking for Those Who Go Beyond' launch event
DJI has confirmed the launch date for its next action camera. Seemingly scheduled ahead of the arrival of the GoPro Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Mini, the DJI Action 3 should offer superior waterproofing than both GoPro cameras, among other features.
GPD Win 4: Specifications and more press renders leak for upcoming gaming handheld
According to reports, GPD has settled on specifications for the Win 4, its next-generation gaming handheld. Reputedly, the GPD Win 4 will arrive with a 6-inch and 1080p display, plus an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U APU and a Radeon 680M iGPU.
Realme Watch 3 Pro launches in India with a large AMOLED display and GPS connectivity
Realme has unveiled the Watch 3 Pro in India, where it starts at INR 4,499 (~US$56) during its pre-sale period. Eventually rising to INR 4,999 (~US$63), the Watch 3 Pro features a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, over 110 sports modes and a SpO2 sensor, among other things.
MINISFORUM Elitemini B550: Mini-PC offering refreshed with cheaper configuration and new memory option
MINISFORUM has switched up its Elitemini B550 configurations, dropping the Ryzen 7 4700G entirely. In its place arrives a cheaper barebones configuration with no APU. Also, MINISFORUM is now selling a version with 64 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, which complement the AMD Ryzen 7 5700G.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic receive numerous changes and improvements with One UI Watch 4.5 update
Samsung has started rolling out One UI Watch 4.5 to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, its flagship smartwatches, until the Galaxy Watch5 series arrived last month. Not only has Samsung upgraded the Galaxy Watch4 series to One UI Watch 4.5, it has also brought the pair onto the August 2022 set of security patches.
GoPro Hero 11 Black: Specifications and launch window confirmed for refreshed action camera
GoPro is preparing to release the Hero 11 Black, the refresh of the popular Hero 10 Black. While the Hero 11 Black retains its predecessor's design, a new leak confirms changed internal hardware, including an upgraded camera sensor and improved video stabilisation.
Realme Watch 3 Pro: Retailer confirms pricing and specifications ahead of imminent launch
Flipkart has listed the Realme Watch 3 Pro ahead of the smartwatch's official release. Due just a day before the arrival of the Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch Pro, the Realme Watch 3 Pro will be available in India first, where it will retail for INR 5,499 (~US$69).
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, Surface Pro 9, Surface Pro 9 5G and Surface Studio 3 all touted for bumper autumn hardware event
According to reports, Microsoft is looking to introduce plenty of new devices at this year's autumn hardware event. Not only is the company rumoured to have Surface Pro 8 and Surface Pro X successors ready, but also the Surface Laptop 5 and even a Surface Studio 3.
Redmi A1 leaks as Xiaomi's next entry-level smartphone running Android 12 (Go edition)
Leaks have revealed plenty of details about the Redmi A1, Xiaomi's upcoming entry-level smartphone. Surprisingly, the Redmi A1 does not rely on MIUI, mirroring Xiaomi's brief embrace of Android One. Instead, the Redmi A1 will run Android 12 (Go edition), underlining its credentials as a budget smartphone.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic to launch with a few features short of the Mavic 3 to cut costs
A new leak has highlighted what to expect from the Mavic 3 Classic, a drone that DJI is expected to market as a cheaper version of the Mavic 3. Anticipated to arrive later this year, the Mavic 3 Classic will be a cut-down Mavic 3, albeit with the same camera as DJI's flagship consumer drone.
Xiaomi POCO M5 debuts with Android 12, a 90 Hz display and a MediaTek Helio G99 from €189
Xiaomi has announced the POCO M5, a smartphone that borrows from its predecessor's design. Equipped with a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, the POCO M5 also has LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 2.2 storage and a 90 Hz display, among other features.
Xiaomi POCO M5s arrives sporting an AMOLED display and a 64 MP camera from €209
Xiaomi has lifted the lid on the POCO M5s, an affordable smartphone that starts at €209 in the Eurozone. Available in three colours and three storage options, the POCO M5s also has a MediaTek Helio G95 chipset and an AMOLED display running at 60 Hz.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 to join the iPhone 14 series at this week's launch event
According to new rumours, Apple is finally ready to reveal next-generation AirPods Pro earbuds. Set to join the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro later this week, the AirPods Pro 2 is thought to contain several design changes from the original AirPods Pro, as well as a few new features.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 teardown reveals significant internal differences compared to its predecessor
JerryRigEverything has now disassembled the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, destroying the smartphone in the process. Not only has Samsung tweaked the device's form factor compared to the Galaxy Z Fold3, it has also simplified its hinge mechanism and the protection for its large foldable display.
Google Pixel Tablet could be a 'budget or mid-range' Android tablet that doubles as a Nest Hub replacement
According to findings within Android source code, Google's first Pixel-branded tablet may not be a flagship like the Pixel 7 or the Pixel 7 Pro. Instead, the Pixel Tablet could even be a budget tablet, albeit with a first-generation Google Tensor processor.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra promotional video leaks with clues to 125 W charging, 200 MP camera capabilities and other flagship features
It seems that Motorola is close to revealing the Edge 30 Ultra, its next flagship smartphone for global audiences. While Motorola has not confirmed the device's launch date yet, the ever-reliable Evan Blass has leaked a promotional video on Twitter. Not only does the video confirm the device's name, but it also confirms numerous details, like the presence of a 200 MP camera sensor.
Leaker shares Lacoste case for Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max ahead of September 7 launch event
The iPhone 14 series arrives next week, including the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Ahead of Apple's September 7 hardware event, a reliable leaker has shared pictures of a Lacoste-branded case for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Pictured with the upcoming smartphone's huge camera housing, the case manufacturer has taken a guess at its new punch-hole Face ID and camera set up too.
New HarmonyOS 2.1 update brings new features to Huawei Watch GT 3 and Watch GT Runner with Smart Door compatibility
A new update for the Huawei Watch GT 3 and Watch GT Runner has arrived in China promising several new features. Included in the changelog is smart door support, as well as improved emoji integration. The new update is rolling out to both smartwatches as HarmonyOS 18.104.22.1689.
Garmin vívofit jr. 3: New version introduced that draws inspiration from Marvel's Black Panther
Garmin has unveiled a new edition of the vívofit jr. 3, a smartwatch intended for children. Available in multiple markets, the Black Panther-themed model joins the corresponding Iron Man edition and comes in two subtly different versions. Like the rest of the vívofit jr. 3 series, the Black Panther edition costs US$89.99.
Honor X8 5G: Mid-range smartphone launches in Europe for €269 with a 48 MP camera and a 90 Hz display
Honor has brought the 5G variant of the Honor X8 to Europe, having unveiled it July. Equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery, the Honor X8 5G also has a fast display, a Snapdragon 480 Plus chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, among other features. The Honor X8 5G is available from €269, just €20 more than the Honor X8 4G.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro: Strong magnet in D-Buckle Sport Band causes problems on some laptops
It seems that the Galaxy Watch5 Pro can cause problems with certain laptops. Surprisingly, Samsung's latest flagship smartwatch ships with a watch band that has a magnet so strong that it will trigger some laptops to sleep if you have the Galaxy Watch5 Pro on your wrist.
Huawei Watch D showcased at IFA 2022 ahead of European release with blood pressure monitoring, ECG and skin temperature sensor support
Huawei has announced at IFA 2022 that its most exciting smartwatch will be available in Europe. Announced earlier this year, the Huawei Watch D features advanced health monitoring sensors for on-wrist blood pressure measurement, taking an ECG and monitoring skin temperature or blood oxygen levels.
Galaxy Z Fold4: Durability tester cannot destroy foldable smartphone following Samsung's 'unbreakable' claim
YouTuber Zack Nelson has put the Galaxy Z Fold4 through an even tougher set of tests than most other smartphones on his JerryRigEverything channel. Not only does the smartphone have to deal with his usual attempts to bend and burn the device, but it also gets subjected to having dirt mashed against its surfaces and hinges. Surprisingly, the Galaxy Z Fold4 withstands all attempts to damage it.
Honor 70 launches in Europe to take on the Nothing Phone (1)
Honor has released the Honor 70 in Europe, its answer to the Nothing Phone (1). Equipped with a Snapdragon 778G Plus chipset and a 120 Hz OLED display, the Honor 70 also features three high-resolution cameras and a 4,800 mAh battery. The Honor 70 comes in three colours and ships with Magic UI 6.1 based on Android 12.
Honor Pad 8: 12-inch and 2K tablet lands in Europe with a Snapdragon 680 chipset running Android 12
Honor has confirmed the launch of its 12-inch Android tablet outside China. From today, the Honor Pad 8 will be orderable in Europe with a 2K display, a 7,250 mAh battery and a Snapdragon 680 chipset, among other features.
Honor MagicBook 14 2022 launches in Europe with an Intel Core i5-12500H processor and a 75 Wh battery
Honor has brought the MagicBook 14 2022 to Europe, albeit without its AMD Ryzen 6000 APU options. Instead, Honor will only sell the MagicBook 14 2022 with an Intel Core i5-12500H, plus an optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 complemented by 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD.
Google drops Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL support for Android 13 quarterly update onwards
Google has updated the Android Beta Program following the release of the Android 13, an update that has only landed on Pixel smartphones so far. Also affecting future Android 13 updates, the list now omits the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, which are both yet to reach their third birthdays.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition to launch with minor design changes from predecessor as hands-on photo emerges
A hands-on photo of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition graphics card has leaked online. Pictured ahead of the RTX 40 series' official announcement later this year, it appears as though NVIDIA has tweaked the design that it introduced with the current RTX 30 series.
Leica Cine 1: Laser TV debuts at IFA 2022 with Dolby Atmos speakers and a 4K DLP resolution
As promised, Leica has unveiled the Cine 1 during IFA 2022. Built with a stylish design and Dolby Atmos speakers, the Leica Cine 1 can create up to 100-inch projections with three RGB lasers. Leica will release two editions, starting with an 80-inch model that will cost approximately €6,900.
DJI Mavic 3 Classic and DJI Mini 3 planned as cheaper drone options
According to new rumours, DJI is planning to return to the Mini 3 series, just a few months after announcing the Mini 3 Pro. Billed as a non-Pro model without obstacle sensing, the drone may launch alongside the Mavic 3 Classic too.
Jabra Elite 5: Premium earbuds launch in two colours with Hybrid ANC and 6 mm drivers for US$149.99
The Jabra Elite 5 has arrived during IFA 2022. Featuring 6 mm drivers and Hybrid ANC, the Elite 5 launches in two colours and is already orderable now in multiple markets. Jabra is running a short-term promotion on the Elite 5 too, reducing the earbuds by US$20.
Garmin presents Venu Sq 2 series smartwatches with larger OLED displays, longer runtimes, a SpO2 sensor and improved GPS connectivity
Garmin has unveiled the Venu Sq 2 and Venu Sq 2 Music at IFA 2022, both with significant upgrades compared to their predecessors. Sporting larger OLED displays and better battery life than the Venu Sq series, the Venu Sq 2 series also offer numerous health tracking features but at an increased starting price.
Nokia T21: Affordable Android tablet arrives with Android 12 and a compact form factor
HMD Global has introduced the Nokia T21 as part of its IFA 2022 showcase. Equipped with an 8,200 mAh battery and a 10.4-inch display, the Nokia T21 runs Android 12 and should receive three years of software coverage with two OS updates. HMD Global has priced the tablet attractively, starting with a 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage configuration.
Samsung Odyssey OLED G8: 34-inch curved gaming monitor presented with 175 Hz refresh rate and Samsung Gaming Hub
Samsung has unveiled the Odyssey OLED G8, a high-end curved gaming monitor that will be available later this year. Equipped with a 34-inch OLED panel, the Odyssey OLED G8 has a QHD resolution, an 1800R curvature and a 175 Hz refresh rate, among other features. AMD FreeSync Premium support is also onboard to ensure smooth gameplay on current-generation graphics cards or PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X consoles.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to only show one punch hole, not two
For months, leaks have suggested that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would feature dual punch hole displays, a design that few Android OEMs have toyed with in the last few years. According to reliable sources, this will not be the case. Instead, Apple will resort to a software trick to bridge the gap between the pair's front-facing cameras and Face ID hardware.
Amazfit GTR 4 debuts for €199.99 with new BioTracker 4.0 PPG optical sensor and dual-band GPS
Amazfit has introduced the GTR 4, a round smartwatch with a 1.43-inch display. Equipped with Amazfit's latest BioTracker 4.0 PPG optical sensor, the GTR 4 also features over 150 sports modes, dual-band GPS, and is available in the Eurozone for €199.99.
Amazfit GTS 4 arrives with a 1.75-inch AMOLED display and up to a week's battery life
Amazfit has announced the GTS 4, a larger alternative to the GTR 4 and a more expensive option to the GTS 4 Mini. Equipped with a 1.75-inch AMOLED display, the GTS 4 relies on Zepp OS 2.0 and has Amazfit's BioTracker 4.0 PPG optical sensor, among other features.
Amazfit GTS 4 Mini presented in Europe for €99.99 as a cheaper alternative to GTR 4 and GTS 4
Amazfit has started offering the GTS 4 Mini in Europe, a smartwatch that the company promises will provide 'ultra-long battery life'. Equipped with a 1.65-inch display, the Amazfit GTS 4 Mini comes in four colours and is cheaper option than the GTR 4 and GTS 4, which Amazfit has also announced today.
Lenovo Legion Y32p-30: 4K gaming monitor debuts with excellent colour accuracy and HDMI 2.1 connectivity for 144 Hz refresh rate
Lenovo has announced the Legion Y32p-30, described by the company as a 'powerful display for immersive gaming'. Equipped with a 31.5-inch IPS panel that is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, the Legion Y32p-30 offers 10-bit colour depth, a 4K resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate and a USB hub, among other features.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: Pricing and full specifications confirmed for flexible OLED laptop in IFA 2022 showcase
Lenovo has brought the second generation ThinkPad X1 Fold to IFA 2022 in Berlin. Not only has Lenovo improved upon the device's design, but it has also equipped new ThinkPad X1 Fold with considerably more powerful processors, as well as LPDDR5 RAM and PCIe Gen 4 storage. Lenovo has lined up a release date for later this year and has already confirmed the device's starting price.
Lenovo Glasses T1 presented with Micro OLED displays and compatibility across popular operating systems
Lenovo has announced the Glasses T1 during IFA 2022. Equipped with two Micro OLED displays, the Glasses T1 will be suitable for augmented reality and virtual reality content with Android, iOS, macOS and Windows devices via USB Type-C or Apple-specific adapters.
Morefine M8S: New mini-PC introduced with Intel Celeron N5105, 16 GB of RAM and up to a 1 TB SSD
The Morefine M8S is a mini-PC powered by the Intel Celeron N5105, as well as 8 GB or 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. Measuring in at 88 x 88 x 39 mm, the Morefine M8S also has three HDMI ports, twin Gigabit Ethernet connections and replaceable storage, among other things.
Google Pixel Watch to cost more than equivalent Samsung Galaxy Watch5 at launch
According to reports, Google has set a price for the Pixel Watch, its long-awaited Wear OS smartwatch. Launching later this year, the Pixel Watch should be available in Bluetooth and LTE variants, as well as in various colours and finishes. Reputedly, the Pixel Watch could be even more expensive than the Galaxy Watch5, despite relying on the older Exynos 9110 chipset.
Logitech G Cloud: Various leaks confirm specifications for upcoming gaming handheld
More leaks have emerged online of Logitech's first gaming handheld. Revealed as the Logitech G Cloud, the device will rely on an older mid-range chipset with a large battery and a 1080p display, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy A04s unveiled with a 90 Hz display and a 50 MP triple camera
Samsung has introduced the Galaxy A04s, a new entry-level smartphone with plenty of upgrades compared to the Galaxy A04. Not only has Samsung included a faster display in the Galaxy A04s, but it has also equipped the device with a more modern SoC than the Galaxy A04 and an additional rear-facing camera.
ASUS VivoWatch 5 Aero presented with 'world's first' fingertip ECG functionality
ASUS has unveiled the VivoWatch 5 Aero during IFA 2022, a fitness tracker that has an intriguing sensor below its display. According to the company, the VivoWatch 5 Aero can take ECGs just by placing a fingertip on the sensor. Supposedly, the sensor can read blood oxygen and heart rate levels too.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 leaks with an overhauled design to compete with upcoming ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
It seems that Lenovo is close to announcing the ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2, a foldable laptop that will arrive with a 16.3-inch flexible OLED display. Equipped with an Intel Alder Lake processor, the next-generation ThinkPad X1 Fold will be supported by a detachable keyboard that has a built-in TrackPoint mouse replacement.
Sony HT-A5000: European and UK pricing and availability announced for 5.1.2 channel soundbar
Sony has finally confirmed European and UK pricing for the HT-A5000, a soundbar that the company released last year in North America. Billed as a 5.1.2 channel soundbar, the HT-A5000 has a built-in subwoofer and supports PlayStation 5 features like Auto HDR Tone Mapping, as well as numerous network functions. Sony has outlined availability for the HT-A5000 in the Eurozone and the UK too.
Sony HT-A3000 soundbar presented as a more affordable option with Apple AirPlay 2, Dolby Atmos and Google Chromecast support
Sony has introduced the HT-A3000, a new soundbar and a cheaper alternative than the HT-5000 and HT-7000. Equipped with a 3.1-channel configuration, the Sony AT-A3000 supports virtual surround sound, along with Apple AirPlay 2, Dolby Atmos and Google Chromecast, among other things.
Garmin Venu Sq 2: Upcoming smartwatch appears again in extensive leak
A substantial leak has revealed more details about the Garmin Venu Sq 2, as well as the Venu Sq 2 Music. Both smartwatches will launch with AMOLED display and with almost twice the battery life of their predecessors. Garmin will charge more than the Venu Sq 2 series than it did for the original Venu Sq and Venu Sq Music, though.
ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED: Pricing and availability announced for 17.3-inch foldable OLED laptop
ASUS has provided more details about the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, its first laptop with a flexible OLED display. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-1250U processor, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED also has a 17.3-inch display and a 75 Wh battery. Pricing and availability has been confirmed too, at least in the Eurozone.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 to launch with ARM and Intel versions as a successor to Surface Pro 8 and Surface Pro X
According to reports, Microsoft is preparing to launch a next-generation Surface Pro device. With ARM and Intel versions planned, Microsoft will reputedly release the Surface Pro 9 or Surface Pro 10 as a Surface Pro 8 and Surface Pro X successor.
Realme Watch 3 Pro to launch a day before the Apple Watch Pro as leak reveals design and specifications
Realme has decided to unveil its next flagship smartwatch just a day before the Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch Pro arrive. According to an extensive leak, the Realme Watch 3 Pro will rely on a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, among other features.
AYA NEO SLIDE highlighted in new product progress sharing video
AYA NEO has showcased the SLIDE in a product progress video. Set to be a GPD Win 4 competitor when it arrives this year, the AYA NEO SLIDE has an unusual design and a display that supports two postures. AYA NEO equips the SLIDE with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, an APU that contains Zen 3+ CPU cores and a powerful Radeon 680M iGPU.
Google Pixel 7a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro could support higher fidelity Bluetooth Audio option
Android 13 supports Bluetooth LE Audio by default, although some features are Bluetooth chip reliant rather than being available to every Android smartphone. A recent Android Open Source Project code change suggests that Google is planning to bring higher fidelity Bluetooth LE Audio to the Pixel 7 series, including next year's Pixel 7a.
Revolutionary RawNeRF AI could bring exceptional low-light camera performance to future Google Pixel smartphones
Google Research has presented RawNeRF, an AI-based camera software that dramatically improves the results of low-light images. Perhaps a taste of what is to come for future Google Pixel smartphones, RawNeRF eclipses what Google Night Sight can currently achieve.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: YouTuber shows how to use dual-display functionality to mimic Windows 11 and Windows Phone
A YouTuber has demonstrated how to bring a slice of Windows 11 and Windows Phone to the Galaxy Z Fold4, one of Samsung's latest foldable smartphones. Surprisingly, Samsung makes it easy to run two launchers simultaneously, with one serving the cover display and the other running when the foldable display is active.
Google Pixel Fold: Foldable smartphone's rumoured 'ultra-micro-hole camera' shown in patent drawings
The World Intellectual Property Organization has shared patent drawings of a Google 'foldable device with bezel located camera'. Thought to be the Pixel Fold or the Pixel Notepad, patent drawings highlight Google's work towards developing an 'ultra-micro-hole camera', a rumoured feature to avoid using punch-hole or under-display camera solutions.
Corsair Xenon Flex 45WQHD240: Extravagant LG W-OLED gaming monitor debuts with 240 Hz refresh rate, 0.03 ms response times and a bendable design
Corsair and LG have collaborated to produce the Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240, an LG W-OLED-based gaming monitor with a bendable form factor. The Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 also offers a 1440p resolution, a 240 Hz refresh rate, AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC support, plus exceptional response times.
Jabra Elite 5: Leak confirms specifications, design and colour options ahead of launch
Jabra's upcoming Elite 5 earbuds have leaked, detailing their design, features and colour options. Building on the Elite 3, the Elite 5 has 6 mm drivers, active noise cancellation, 6 microphones and Bluetooth multipoint support. Effectively, Jabra has moved many of the Elite 7 Active and Elite 7 Pro features to its mid-range earbuds.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 to bring 4 nm process, LPDDR5 RAM support and 120 Hz displays to cheaper Android smartphones
Qualcomm is preparing to release the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, a next-generation option to the Snapdragon 680 and Snapdragon 695. According to a substantial leak, the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 is based on a 4 nm node and supports LPDDR5 RAM, USB 3.1 connectivity, a 48 MP primary camera and an FHD display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
BenQ unveils MOBIUZ gaming monitor trio with high resolution and high refresh rate panels
BenQ has introduced the MOBIUZ EX270M, MOBIUZ EX270QM and MOBIUZ EX480UZ, all gaming monitors designed to suit different audiences. While the latter is a 48-inch OLED gaming monitor, BenQ's other 27-inch gaming monitor both offer 240 Hz refresh rates.
BetaView Zion X: 16-inch and 2.5K portable monitors debut from US$199
BetaView has brought the Zion X to Kickstarter, a series of 16-inch portable monitors with bright displays. Supposedly plug and play, the Zion X Lite and Zion X Pro are just 6 mm thick and feature 2.5K panels with 16:10 aspect ratios.
Project Cambria: Mark Zuckerberg confirms release window for anticipated Meta Quest Pro VR headset
Mark Zuckerberg has provided details on Meta's first VR headset, along with its release window. Launching later this year, the rumoured Meta Quest Pro will bring plenty of new features, confirming earlier leaks.
Dell Alienware AW2723DF previewed ahead of October launch with LG Nano IPS panel and 280 Hz overclockable refresh rate
The Alienware AW2723DF is a gaming monitor that Dell is aiming at eSports gamers, with a 1440p resolution and a 280 Hz overclockable refresh rate. Dell boasts that the Alienware AW2723DF is VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified too, as well being AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible.
Dell Alienware AW2523HF: 24.5-inch IPS gaming monitor announced with a 360 Hz refresh rate and 0.5 ms GtG response times
Dell has introduced the Alienware AW2523HF, a gaming monitor that will be available from next month. Equipped with a 24.5-inch IPS panel, the Alienware AW2523HF offers 400 nits of peak brightness, HDR10 support and a 360 Hz refresh rate at 1080p, among other features.
HP 34" AiO Desktop PC presented with a 5K display and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU
HP has unveiled an all-in-one (AiO) desktop that features some impressive hardware. Equipped with 12th generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, the HP 34" AiO Desktop PC puts these to use in combination with a 5K ultra-wide display, among other features.
HP Z32k G3: 32-inch monitor unveiled with IPS Black Panel and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
HP has introduced the Z32k G3, the world's first Thunderbolt 4 monitor with an IPS Black Panel. HP promises that the monitor will deliver high colour accuracy and significantly better black levels than conventional IPS panels. The HP Z32k G3 has Thunderbolt 4 ports too, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE launches in India with no changes from last year's Redmi Note 10S
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 11 SE in India, along with its pricing and release date. Surprisingly, Xiaomi has rebadged the Redmi Note 10S, with the company even pre-installing MIUI 12.5 and Android 11 instead of MIUI 13. Still, the new Redmi Note 11 SE should be more powerful than the model available in China, which has a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset.
LG UltraFine 32UQ890: 4K professional monitor previewed ahead of IFA 2022 showcase with AI adjustable stand
LG has teased the UltraFine 32UQ890 before its showcase at next month's IFA 2022 conference. Billed as a 4K professional monitor, the UltraFine 32UQ890 also comes with a stand that can automatically adjust its height, tilt and extension to minimise posture issues.
DJI Action 3: Early signs of next-generation action camera emerge with possible release date
According to early reports, DJI is less than a month away from announcing the Action 3, an action camera that will probably compete with the GoPro Hero 11 Black. While the DJI Action 3 will serve as a successor to last year's Action 2, it is expected to depart from its compact design.
Razer Basilisk V3 Pro launches as the company's 'most advanced mouse to date'
Razer has started offering the Basilisk V3 Pro, a gaming mouse that has a Pixart PAW3950 optical sensor and 11 programable buttons. Available from US$159.99, the Basilisk V3 Pro weighs 112 g and supports popular Razer accessories, including its Mouse Dock Pro.
LG UltraGear 45GR95QE: 800R curved OLED gaming monitor presented with a WQHD resolution and a 240 Hz refresh rate
LG has introduced the UltraGear 45GR95QE, its latest gaming monitor. Equipped with a curved 45-inch display, the UltraGear 45GR95QE offers 1440p visuals with a 240 Hz refresh rate and excellent response times, thanks to its reliance on an OLED panel.
Fitbit Charge 6: Possible sighting emerges at FCC with Bluetooth Low Energy, NFC, GPS and GLONASS support
According got new reports, Fitbit is laying the groundwork to release a successor to last year's Charge 5 fitness tracker. Dubbed the Charge 6 at this stage, the next-generation fitness tracker may have stopped by the FCC in the US with plenty of connectivity options.
DJI Avata: New FPV drone launches promising improved usability with a 48 MP camera like the Mini 3 Pro
DJI has introduced the Avata, its latest FPV drone. Available from US$629.99, the DJI Avata has a 48 MP CMOS sensor, supports 4K videos and has an 18-minute battery life, among other features.
LG teases PuriCare Objet Collection Aero Furniture ahead of IFA 2022 showcase
LG has previewed its PuriCare Objet Collection Aero Furniture series, three tables with built-in air purifiers. Compatible with the LG ThinQ ecosystem, the three devices mirror the IKEA Starkvind, which is already orderable. LG will exhibit the PuriCare Objet Collection Aero Furniture series at next month's IFA 2022 conference.
DJI Mavic 3 becomes the world's first drone to receive C1 classification, reducing flight restrictions
It is now possible to fly the DJI Mavic 3 drone without needing an A2 drone licence. While the DJI Mavic 3 has not changed since its release, the drone has been granted C1 certification under the EU's drone regulations. Consequently, you no longer need to keep at 50 metres away from people.
ODROID-Go Ultra: New gaming handheld previewed with a 5-inch display and Ubuntu support for US$111
Hardkernel has introduced the ODROID-Go Ultra, a 5-inch gaming handheld that should deliver twice the performance that the ODROID-Go Super achieves. Equipped with an Amlogic S922X chipset and 2 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, the ODROID-Go Ultra has a 5-inch display and a 4,000 mAh battery for up to 6 hours of gaming.
ONEMIX 4S: One-netbook previews 10.1-inch mini-laptop with Intel Alder Lake processors and a 2.5K display
One-netbook has presented the ONEMIX 4S, an upgrade on the One Mix 4 mini-laptop that the company already sells. Still equipped with a 10.1-inch and 2.5K display, the ONEMIX 4S relies on Intel Alder Lake processors, rather than the Tiger Lake-based ones found in the One Mix 4. One-netbook is looking for beta testers as part of the ONEMIX 4S' development too.
Realme DIZO Watch R Talk leaks with a stylish design
The first signs of the DIZO Watch R Talk have appeared online. Leaked by 91mobiles, the DIZO Watch R Talk is slated for release next month with an AMOLED display and a GPS module, among other features.
ViewSonic ColorPro VP2786-4K: 27-inch professional monitor introduced with a 4K resolution, a 10-bit colour panel and 100% AdobeRGB colour space coverage
ViewSonic has presented the ColorPro VP2786-4K, a 27-inch and 4K monitor designed for photographers or video editors. Equipped with plenty of ports too, the ColorPro VP2786-4K offers excellent colour accuracy but only mediocre response times and just a 60 Hz refresh rate.
Samsung brings Galaxy Watch5 series watch faces to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic
You can now download Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro watch faces on the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. Rolling out in a new Galaxy Wearable app update, the watch faces range from the sparse 'Digital Neon' to the colourful 'Flower garden'.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Watch and Gear S3 receive new firmware updates
Samsung has rolled out new firmware updates for three of its older smartwatches. All based on Tizen, the trio have not received any new features, let alone the option of moving onto One UI Watch. Instead, Samsung has updated the Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Watch and Gear S3 to resolve a GPS issue that could cause location stability issues.
Sony DualSense Edge Controller for PlayStation 5 consoles detailed with various innovations
Sony has unveiled the DualSense Edge Controller, a new controller for the PlayStation 5. Featuring a more modular design than the regular DualSense, the DualSense Edge Controller appears to be Sony's answer to the Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller, which Microsoft already sells.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Leaker reports camera design finalisation and subtle ergonomics change
According to new reports, Samsung has settled on the camera design for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, next year's replacement for the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Reputedly due in January 2023, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is also expected to launch with a tweaked chassis that has less pronounced curves than its predecessor.
Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 smartwatch launch with design changes and in multiple colours
Fitbit has announced the Sense 2 and Versa 4, its latest flagship smartwatches and replacements for the Sense and Versa 3. Still running Fitbit OS, the Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 both feature design updates compared to their predecessors, as well as new features.
Fitbit Inspire 3 launches with an OLED display, SpO2 and skin temperature monitor capabilities for US$99.95
Fitbit has released its next-generation Inspire fitness tracker, now on its third generation. The Fitbit Inspire 3 contains several significant upgrades from its predecessor, including a colour OLED display with always-on display (AoD) functionality. The Fitbit Inspire 3 is orderable now in multiple markets and with several watch strap types.
ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ: 42-inch OLED gaming monitor introduced with a 4K resolution and a 138 Hz refresh rate
ASUS has lifted the lid on the ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ, a 42-inch gaming monitor with a high resolution and high refresh rate OLED panel. Also equipped with numerous ports, the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ will be available later this quarter for US$1,399.
ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ: 48-inch OLED gaming monitor introduced for US$1,499
ASUS has announced the ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ, a 48-inch gaming monitor with an OLED panel. Running at 4K and 138 Hz, the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ should compete with the LG UltraGear 48GQ900, another gaming monitor with which it shares many specifications.
ASUS presents the ROG Swift PG27UQR and ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN with fast IPS panels
ASUS has unveiled the ASUS, ROG Swift PG27UQR and ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN, a pair of 27-inch gaming monitors with fast IPS panels. Arriving later this year, the ROG Swift PG27UQR and ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN are 4K/160 Hz and QHD/360 Hz gaming monitors, respectively.
ASUS announces ROG Strix XG32AQ and ROG Strix XG32UQ gaming monitors
ASUS has announced the ROG Strix XG32AQ, as well as sharing more details about the ROG Strix XG32UQ. Both 32-inch gaming monitors, the ROG Strix XG32AQ and ROG Strix XG32UQ will appeal to different audiences on account of their panel resolutions and refresh rates. ASUS has finally announced pricing for the ROG Strix XG32UQ, too.
Xiaomi NoteBook Pro 120G: Design and specifications confirmed for upcoming laptop with a 120 Hz and 2.5K display
Xiaomi continues to tease the NoteBook Pro 120G on social media. Having confirmed the laptop's release date earlier this month, the company has now shared several specifications, including its processor type and that it will feature a high refresh rate display.
OnePlus 10T: OnePlus comments on durability test disaster by dismissing apparent structural problems
According to OnePlus, there is nothing with the OnePlus 10T, despite JerryRigEverything's evidence to the contrary. Having rubbished the YouTuber's findings, OnePlus insists that the OnePlus 10T is stable enough for everyday use and has successfully passed all internal testing procedures.
Huawei Mate Xs 2: UK launch, pricing and pre-order gift announced
Huawei is slowly expanding availability for the Mate Xs 2, its latest foldable smartphone. Having been available in the Eurozone since June, the company has announced its introduction in the UK, along with its launch pricing. The company has confirmed that it will offer a healthy pre-order bonus too, worth £299.99.
Possible Xiaomi 13 and Redmi Note 12 series smartphones spotted in EEC certifications
Xiaomi may have the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro to release soon, but it is also preparing to release more flagship smartphones. Seemingly, the company has registered the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro with the EEC ahead of their global release. Meanwhile, the first members of the Redmi Note 12 series may have been spotted in a separate listing, also global models.
Garmin releases August 2022 update for Epix 2, Fenix 7, Forerunner 945 and Instinct 2 series smartwatches with new features
Garmin has started distributing the final version of a comprehensive update for Epix 2, Fenix 7, Forerunner 945 and Instinct 2 series smartwatches. Dubbed the August 2022 update, the software will add many features to eligible smartwatches and cycling computers, including SatIQ and heart rate variability (HRV) status.
Nothing Phone (1) to remain on Android 12 for rest of 2022
Nothing brought the Phone (1) to market in July, a month before Google released the first stable Android 13 build. Subsequently, Nothing has confirmed that its mid-range smartphone will not receive Android 13 for a while yet, and must make do with Android 12 for the rest of 2022 instead.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro could receive facial recognition support to improve fingerprint sensor accuracy
Even before the launch of the Pixel 6 series, there were rumours that all models would support Face Unlock functionality. Still in development nearly a year after the release of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, new information suggests that facial recognition could be used in conjunction with the device's optical fingerprint sensor.
Sony confirms launch date for PlayStation VR 2 headset
Sony has now officially confirmed that PlayStation VR 2 will arrive in as little as a few months. Expected to launch with over 20 games, the next-generation VR headset will represent a technological uplift from the existing PlayStation VR and will face competition from the Meta Quest 2, plus the upcoming Meta Quest Pro.
Xiaomi 12T Pro: Google Play Console confirms specifications for upcoming flagship killer
Xiaomi has taken another step in preparing to release the Xiaomi 12T series. Expected to feature the Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro, the latter has now appeared on the Google Play Console with some familiar specifications. All in all, the Xiaomi 12T Pro should be a step up from the Xiaomi 11T Pro.
Vivo Y02s launches with a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery
Vivo has introduced the Y02s, a budget smartphone that hides the fact that it only has a single rear-facing camera. Also equipped with a MediaTek Helio P35 SoC, the Vivo Y02S also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port and a large 720p display.
ASUS Zenbook Pro 17 launches in Europe from €1,499 with AMD and NVIDIA hardware
ASUS has finally started selling the Zenbook Pro 17 in Europe, over three months after the company introduced the laptop. Equipped with a powerful AMD Ryzen 6000 APU, the Zenbook Pro 17 also features a 2.5K and 165 Hz display that measures 17.3-inches across, plus an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 discrete GPU.
Morefine S600: New mini-PC introduced with Intel Core i9-12900H and Core i9-12900HK processors
Morefine has presented the S600, a particularly powerful mini-PC equipped with Intel Alder Lake-H series processors. Also paired with multiple ports, the Morefine S600 will have SODIMM slots, space for NVMe PCIe 4.0 slots and a 120 W power supply, plus a 2.5-inch HDD or SSD.
Chuwi HiPad Max: New Android tablet launches with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset, dual-SIM connectivity, Widevine L1 and a large battery
Chuwi has presented the HiPad Max, a tablet based on Android 12 and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset. Also equipped with a 10.36-inch display and a 7,000 mAh battery, the Chuwi HiPad Max should be suitable for gaming, among other uses.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4: Early teardown video highlights various changes, including a larger main camera module and new batteries
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G only arrived earlier this month. However, PBKreviews has already published its teardown video in which it showcases what changes Samsung has made from last year's Galaxy Z Flip3. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Z Flip4 is an evolution of the Galaxy Z Flip3, not a revolution from the popular foldable smartphone.
Porsche Design and AOC present the AGON Pro PD27S gaming monitor with a sports car-inspired design
AOC and Porsche Design have jointly introduced a new gaming monitor with an eye-catching design. Built using sandblasted aluminium, the AGON Pro PD27S has plenty of RGB lighting, along with a high refresh rate and colour-accurate IPS panel that measures 27-inches across.
AOC 24V5CW, Q27V5CW and CU34V5CW: AOC introduces three new V5 series professional monitors with USB Type-C connectivity and built-in webcams
AOC announces three monitors, further expanding its V5 series. Sold as the 24V5CW, Q27V5CW and CU34V5CW, the trio should be suitable for video conferencing thanks to their integrated webcams, which also support Windows Hello face recognition. AOC has equipped all three with USB Type-C ports too, among other features.
Blackview Tab 13: Android 12-based tablet launches with a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset
The Blackview Tab 13 has launched with Android 12, a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset and a 7.7 mm-thick chassis. Available for US$178.99, the Blackview Tab 13 also has a 1200p display, among other features.
Intel NUC 12 Pro: Wall Street Canyon launches with Intel Alder Lake-P series processors
Intel has revealed the NUC 12 Pro, a mini-PC codenamed 'Wall Street Canyon'. Equipped with Alder Lake-P processors, NUC 12 Pro should combine performance and a small footprint. Scheduled to start shipping next month, the NUC 12 Pro is already available to pre-order from US$749.
Garmin Venu Sq 2 and Venu Sq 2 Music leak with AMOLED displays and multi-band GNSS connectivity
Garmin may have not officially presented the Venu Sq 2 yet, but the company briefly listed the smartwatch on its website. Confirmed to be arriving with a corresponding Music variant, the Venu Sq 2 has a squircle AMOLED display and a refined design, among other changes.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II: Specifications and price for next-generation earbuds leak
Bose is on the verge of replacing the QuietComfort Earbuds, introduced two years ago next month. Based on a substantial leak, the QuietComfort Earbuds II will take its place, which has a more compact design, up to 6 hours of battery life and active noise cancellation (ANC), among other features.
DJI Mini 3 Pro update arrives with improvements and a new feature for flagship drone
DJI has made its sub-249 g drone more enticing with a new software update. Distributed as V01.00.0300, the update enables DJI RC Pro support for the Mini 3 Pro, a remote controller than is available with the Mavic 3. Software V01.00.0300 introduces a few improvements for the Mini 3 Pro drone too.
Fitbit Inspire 3: Retailer leaks release date, pricing and specifications for upcoming fitness tracker
The Fitbit Inspire 3 has leaked again before its official launch. Specifically, Amazon Canada listed the fitness tracker early, seemingly confirming specifications, its price tag and its release date.
EZpad M10S: Jumper introduces budget Android tablet at an affordable price with 6 GB of RAM
Jumper has started selling the EZpad M10S, a UNISOC Tiger T610-powered tablet with a 10.1-inch display. Equipped with Android 11, the tablet also has a 5,000 mAh battery, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage within its 420 g and 238.5 x 157 x 7.5 mm chassis.
Google Pixel 6a shines in durability test after OnePlus 10T failure
JerryRigEverything has put the Pixel 6a through its paces, not long after he destroyed his OnePlus 10T. While the former is a flagship smartphone with a plastic frame and a plastic back, Google has built its mid-range unit with a plastic back and an aluminium frame. Despite the price difference, the Pixel 6a comes out on top and is not as fragile as OnePlus' latest smartphone.
Huawei Watch GT 4: Successor to Watch GT 3 series on the horizon
According to new rumours, Huawei is about the officially present the Watch GT 4, the successor to the near-year-old Watch GT 3 series. Allegedly billed for a September or October introduction, the Watch GT 4 could arrive alongside the Mate 50 series.
SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2: European launch date and game collection revealed with Genesis Mini 2 release
SEGA has confirmed the release of the Mega Drive Mini 2 in Europe. The company has also outlined when the Genesis Mini 2 will be available in North America, as well as which games will be shipping with each model. For some reason, the Japanese version of the Mega Drive Mini 2 will receive different titles than its European sibling.
Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 255S series smartwatches receive first beta build with bug fixes, improvements and new features
Garmin has released the first beta build for the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 255S, which is also available for their corresponding Music variants. Rolling out as Beta version 12.20, the Release Candidate build contains several new features, improvements and bug fixes.
Garmin Forerunner 955 series receives SatIQ and Shimano Di2 support with battery drain fix thanks to Beta version 12.20
Garmin has started rolling out Beta version 12.20 to the Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 955 Solar. Bundled with numerous changes, Garmin has added support for seven new features and has included several bug fixes. Beta version 12.20 is the first update for the Forerunner 955 series on Garmin's Beta Program.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro prototypes re-surface in hands-on video comparing them against Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro retail units
A well-known Youtuber has obtained prototypes of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, other examples of which emerged earlier this year. While the pair resemble Google's current flagship smartphones, the company has refined its design language with the Pixel 7 series. As a result, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are smaller than their predecessors, among other changes.
DJI Avata: Full specifications for upcoming drone leak as DJI confirms 'Born to Fly' hardware launch event
DJI has confirmed the launch date for its next drone, which it will unveil during a 'Born to Fly' hardware event. Scheduled for later this month, the announcement arrives alongside more DJI Avata leaks. This time, the upcoming drone's full specifications have surfaced, confirming its flight time, its camera and its special features, among other things.
LG Display presents 42-inch, 48-inch and 97-inch OLED.EX panels, plus transparent OLED options
LG Display has showcased transparent OLED panels, another step in the advancement of the technology. Additionally, the display manufacturer has exhibited the world's largest OLED panel, which also has a 5.1 channel sound system built directly into the display.
Major security updates issued for Fitbit Sense, Versa 3 and other Fitbit smartwatches
Fitbit has started distributing new security-related updates for several of its fitness trackers and smartwatches. Fitbit advises all owners to update their devices to eliminate security vulnerabilities.
Leaks reveal the FiiO M11S with aptX HD and LDAC support, plus a 32-bit 384 kHz DAC
The FiiO M11S should arrive later this month, ahead of which two videos have revealed its design and various specifications. Unsurprisingly, the FiiO M11S resembles the FiiO M11 Pro, albeit with a few changes.
Garmin Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ smartwatches receive Beta version 23.00 with new Training Status widget functionality
Garmin continues to roll out beta updates for Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches at a breakneck speed. While Beta version 22.85 is only a few days old, the company has issued Beta version 23.00 with even more changes.
Suunto 9 Peak Pro: European retailer lists smartwatch ahead of official launch
A major retailer has revealed the Suunto 9 Peak Pro ahead of schedule. Listed for its rumoured €449 price tag, the Suunto 9 Peak Pro will provide significantly better battery life than the Suunto 9 Peak, among other changes.
Xiaomi POCO M4 5G arrives in Europe with a 90 Hz display from €219
Xiaomi has brought the POCO M4 5G to Europe, having released the smartphone nearly four months ago in India. For some reason, the POCO M4 5G has received different camera sensors since leaving India, and not for the better. The smartphone still has a Dimensity 700 chipset, a 5,100 mAh battery and a 90 Hz IPS display, though.
Neither Samsung Galaxy Watch5 nor Galaxy Watch5 Pro recharge as fast as advertised
Samsung advertises the Galaxy Watch5 series as featuring a new fast charging feature. Theoretically, the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro should recharge 0-45% in just 30 minutes. However, an independent test has shown that this is unachievable in practice. Instead, new owners of either smartwatch should expect to wait a lot longer for either smartwatch to reach 45% charge, let alone full charge.
Lenovo lawyers force Framework to alter its 3D-printed mini-PC case
Framework now allows Framework Laptop owners to re-use their old motherboards as a mini-PC, courtesy of a 3D-printed case. However, it did not take Lenovo's lawyers to claim an infringement, causing Framework to drop its current design. Framework has turned a negative into a positive though, with a competition for Framework fans.
Lenovo Legion Y70 launches as another 'flagship killer' with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and a 144 Hz OLED display
Lenovo has introduced the Legion Y70, a gaming smartphone based on the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. The Lenovo Legion Y70 also has a 144 Hz OLED display, a 50 MP triple rear-facing camera setup and a 5,100 mAh battery that supports 68 W fast charging.
ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED is now available in Europe with 120 Hz OLED display and Intel Arc Graphics
ASUS has started selling the Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED in Europe, which it equips with a 120 Hz, 550 nit and high-resolution OLED display. The Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED also relies on Intel Alder Lake processors and an Intel Arc Graphics discrete GPU, among other features.
Motorola Edge 2022 unveiled as the first smartphone with a MediaTek Dimensity 1050 chipset
Motorola has presented the Edge 2022, a smartphone equipped with a 144 Hz OLED display. Also on board is a 50 MP triple camera, the new MediaTek Dimensity 1050, and up to 8 GB of RAM with 256 GB of storage. The Motorola Edge 2022 is available at a price befitting its mid-range status too.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: Launch date and pricing confirmed for powerful Microsoft Surface Pro 8 competitor
Dell has unveiled pricing and availability for the XPS 13 2-in-1, a convertible machine based around Intel Core i5-1230U and Core i7-1250U processors. Equipped with a 49.5 Wh battery and a 13-inch display, the XPS 13 2-in-1 also supports active stylus input and a detachable keyboard folio.
LG Ultra PC: 14-inch and 16-inch laptops launch in Europe with AMD Ryzen APUs and 16:10 IPS panels
LG has announced it will start selling its Ultra PC laptop series in the Eurozone. To be available as the LG Ultra PC 14U70Q and LG Ultra PC 16U70Q, the pair rely on AMD Ryzen processors, which power 16:10 displays with matte finishes. Like the LG Gram series, the LG Ultra PC series also has lightweight chassis, among other features.
Xiaomi opens MIUI Beta for Android 13 global testing with Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro builds
Xiaomi commenced public testing of MIUI Beta based on Android 13. Supposedly, Xiaomi is only looking for a small number of recruits, which must own either a Xiaomi 12 or a Xiaomi 12 Pro. While the beta testing is on MIUI's Global ROM channel, Indian owners of either device are ineligible to join the program yet.
Google Pixel Tablet to only support 64-bit apps in a bid for improved efficiency
Apparently, Google plans to follow in the footsteps of Apple with the Pixel Tablet, the expected name for the former's inaugural Pixel-branded tablet. Mirroring recent iPads, it seems that the Pixel Tablet will not support any 32-bit applications. Discovered in Android 13 code, the software limitation should improve efficiency for the 2023-bound tablet, among other advantages.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro is over 40% thicker than advertised
Samsung advertises the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro as being particularly slim, even more so than the Apple Watch Series 7. However, it turns out that Samsung's marketing is way off, as are other companies. The Galaxy Watch5 Pro is a special case though, with Samsung underestimating its actual thickness by over 40%.
Apple Watch and a blood glucose sensor help save life of CNET editor
It is only a matter of time before the Apple Watch can measure blood sugar levels, the sensors for which are already in development. Currently, this feature requires external sensors, unlike on competing smartwatches. Still, a CNET editor claims that the Apple Watch continues to offer life-saving benefits.
Samsung Odyssey Ark: Gigantic gaming monitor launches packed full of features at an enormous price
Samsung has introduced what could be its most impressive monitor to date. Launched as the Odyssey Ark, the gaming monitor has a 1000R curvature, a 55-inch panel, a 165 Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, among other features.
Garmin adds new Enduro 2 to Beta program as it brings more changes for Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches with Beta version 9.32
Garmin has released Beta version 9.32 for Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches. While the update contains only a few changes, it follows shortly after Beta version 9.31, which bundles more changes and adds the new Enduro 2 to the Public Beta program,
Creoqode Lyra+ project ends abruptly with crowdfunding campaign cancellation
Creoqode has confirmed that the Lyra+ will not be shipping, owing to increased production costs. Worse still, the company has cancelled the entire project, dashing hopes of a gaming handled based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4) ever materialising.
Google Pixel 6 Pro gets longer battery life option with unofficial 1080p display mode
A developer has managed to enable a new display mode on the Pixel 6 Pro. Due to arrive later this year on the Pixel 7 Pro, the 1080p mode should provide better battery life for Google's current flagship smartphone.
Google brings many new features to the Pixel 4, Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 series with Android 13 public release
Google is now allowing people to download a stable version of Android 13 on recent Pixel smartphones. Starting with the Pixel 4 series, Android 13 introduces numerous improvements and new features from last year's OS update. Google is preventing people from downgrading their Pixel 6a, Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro from Android 13 to Android 12, though.
Suunto 9 Peak Pro to launch for €499 with up to 21 days of battery life and 10 ATM waterproofing
An extensive leak has revealed the Suunto 9 Peak Pro, a more advanced version of the Suunto 9 Peak. While Suunto will sell the Suunto 9 Peak Pro as a premium smartwatch, it is rumoured to cost less than the Suunto 9 Peak. The Suunto 9 Peak Pro should feature longer battery life than its non-Pro model though, among other changes.
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4: Larger premium tablet arrives with superior battery capacity, a new display and MIUI Pad 13
Xiaomi has introduced a new version of the Pad 5 Pro. Sold as the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4, the tablet has a larger display than its predecessor, making it more comparable to an iPad Pro 12.9 and a Galaxy Tab S8 Plus or Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. Xiaomi has included a larger battery as well as a bigger display, among other changes.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro arrives with an AMOLED display, longer battery life and a digital crown
Xiaomi has unveiled the Watch S1 Pro, the 'Pro' model to the popular Watch S1. Equipped with a larger display, the Watch S1 Pro also has a more power-efficient chipset that should provide better battery life compared to the Watch S1.
DJI Avata: Release date, prices, accessories and in-hand photos emerge for upcoming FPV drone
More details about the DJI Avata and its various accessories have leaked ahead of their launch later this month. From prices to a specific release date, it appears that DJI has finalised its next-generation FPV drone, which will debut with two head units.
Oppo Watch 3 Pro: Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro competitor debuts in China with excellent claimed battery life and an AMOLED LTPO display
Oppo has introduced the Watch 3 Pro, a competitor to the Galaxy Watch5 Pro that has arrived only a few hours after Samsung presented its latest smartwatch. Equipped with a 1.91-inch AMOLED display, the Oppo Watch 3 Pro also has an LTPO backplane to minimise power consumption, along with power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 and Apollo 4 Plus chipsets.
Oppo Watch 3 launches with Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 chipset and up to 4 days of battery life
Oppo has revealed the Watch 3, the cheaper option in the new Watch 3 series. Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 and Apollo 4 Plus chipsets, the Oppo Watch 3 should provide up to 4 days of battery life from its 400 mAh battery. The Oppo Watch has a large AMOLED display too, among other features.
Oppo Band 2 presented with a large AMOLED display and NFC capabilities at a budget price
Today, Oppo introduced the successor to the Oppo Band, an affordable and versatile fitness tracker. Replacing it is the Oppo Band 2, a larger model with an AMOLED display and an NFC module, among other features. The Oppo Band 2 retains its predecessor's inexpensive price tag, too.
Samsung Galaxy A23e emulates Apple iPhone SE in leaked renders
It seems that Samsung is preparing to release a smartphone that could be mistaken for the Apple iPhone SE. With a comparatively small housing and a single rear-facing camera, the Galaxy A23e will be a no-nonsense smartphone that also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Reputedly, Samsung will sell the Galaxy A23e for less than €300 in the Eurozone too.
LattePanda 3 Delta released outside crowdfunding campaign as another Raspberry Pi alternative powered by an Intel x86 processor and 8 GB of RAM
LattePanda has finally decided to start selling the LattePanda 3 Delta outside Kickstarter. Introduced in November 2021, the LattePanda 3 Delta relies on an Intel Celeron N5105 chipset, 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The single-board computer features two M.2 slots too, as well as numerous ports and support for various Linux and Windows distributions.
New Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro teased with a 12.4-inch display as evidence of a Snapdragon 870 and 8 GB of RAM emerges
Xiaomi is preparing to release a new entry in the Pad 5 series. While the new Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro has a larger display and a revised display, it seems that Xiaomi could have equipped it with the same chipset as its predecessor. According to one leaker, the new Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro could be available globally within the next few months too.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra to launch in eye-catching white variant with a 144 Hz and 1,250-nit display
Motorola has confirmed that it will be offering its next flagship candybar smartphone in more than just the 'Ink Rhyme Black' colourway it has shown to date. Additionally, the Edge 30 Ultra will be available in 'Clear Frost White', a slick-looking colour option that has a colour-contrasting camera housing. Motorola has confirmed more display specifications for the Edge 30 Ultra too, which will launch in China as the Moto X30 Pro.
Lenovo Legion Y70 to launch on August 18 as company confirms more specifications
Lenovo has previewed the Legion Y70 ahead of the device's introduction next week. In the meantime, the company has confirmed countless specifications, including the device's battery, camera and display details.
LG TONE Free T90, TONE Free Fit TF7 and TONE Free Fit TF8 unveiled with 3D audio, ANC and UV disinfection functionality
LG has released new TWS earbuds under its TONE Free series. Sold as the TONE Free T90, TONE Free Fit TF7 and TONE Free Fit TF8, the trio feature exciting features, including a charging case with a built-in UV light to disinfect the earbuds as they recharge. The TONE Free T90 are the world's first earbuds with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Head tracking, too.
Motorola Moto Tab G62 launch date confirmed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, LTE and 2K display
Motorola is on the verge of launching a new tablet, seemingly a mid-range option. Already confirmed as the Moto Tab G62, the tablet will rely on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, which will power a 10.6-inch and 2K display, as well as providing LTE connectivity. The Moto Tab G62 should achieve decent runtimes too, thanks to its 7,700 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 Extreme Edition: Specifications, design and launch date revealed as Geekbench listing surfaces
Specifications, design and the launch date of the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition have already been confirmed. Equipped with a 108 MP primary camera, the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition will also have a 1.5K display. A Geekbench listing has shown that the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition will make good use of its Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset too.
Garmin Enduro 2: Flagship smartwatch introduced with excellent battery life and bags of features
Garmin has unveiled a successor to its Enduro smartwatch series. Sold as the Enduro 2, the smartwatch has a large display and all the features that endurance athletes could need. Available for US$1,099.99, the Enduro 2 is already orderable in multiple markets, not just the US.
Nothing quietly changes Nothing Phone (1) specifications after release
Updated: Nothing provides statements on brightness discrepancies.At launch, Nothing advertised the Nothing Phone (1) as being capable of reaching 1,200 nits when viewing HDR content. Considering the smartphone's price, this would have been an impressive feature, if it were true. Instead, Nothing has subsequently changed its advertising, following the publication of numerous reviews quoting this incorrect peak brightness value.
One UI 5: Samsung announces the biggest changes with its Android 13 update
Samsung has commented on many of the changes it has made to One UI, shortly after releasing the first One UI 5 beta build for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra. Based on Android 13, One UI 5 should reach millions of Samsung smartphones and tablets in a few months, including the forthcoming Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4.
Apple iPhone finally receives battery percentage counter within the status bar in iOS 16 Beta 5
Apple has just released the fifth beta version of iOS 16, likely one of the last beta builds before the release of the iPhone 14 series next month. Also due for distribution to millions of iPhones in September, iOS 16 brings back one of the most missed features from older iPhones before Apple adopted notched displays.
Google adds new features for improved sleep with wallpaper dimming in Android 13
Google has revised its Bedtime mode functionality as part of its upcoming Android 13 update. The improved Bedtime mode adds practical features that should make Android smartphones more pleasant to use at night. Rolling out in a new version of Digital Wellbeing, the new features include wallpaper dimming, among other things.
Lenovo presents Xiaoxin Pro 24 with a 2.5K and 100 Hz display powered by the Intel Core i5-12500H and DDR5 RAM
The Xiaoxin Pro 24 is an all-in-one desktop PC powered by the Intel Core i5-12500H, DDR5 RAM and a PCIe SSD. According to Lenovo, the Xiaoxin Pro 24 outputs at 2.5K and 100 Hz across its 23.8-inch display, which it complements with numerous ports. The Xiaoxin Pro 24 only comes in one configuration, which costs CNY 6,199 (~US$918).
Lenovo Xiaoxin Pro 27 All-In-One PC launches with Intel Arc A370M and up to an Intel Core i7-12700H
Lenovo has presented the Xiaoxin Pro 27 in China, an all-in-one PC that relies on modern Intel Alder Lake and Intel Arc hardware. Also equipped with a 2.5K and 100 Hz display, the Xiaoxin Pro 27 has a pop-up webcam and numerous ports, among other features.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless launches for US$349.95 with up to 60 hours of battery life
Sennheiser has unveiled its latest pair of over-ear headphones, the Momentum 4 Wireless. Replacements for the ageing Momentum 3 Wireless, the Momentum 4 Wireless promises to deliver excellent battery life, improved noise cancellation and better sound quality than its competitors. The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless is orderable in multiple markets now and will start shipping later this month.
Google Pixel Fold to launch with innovative 'ultra-micro-hole camera' for superior display image quality
Digital Chat Station has shared more details about the Pixel Fold, a device that the leaker previously mentioned in the same breath as the Pixel 7 Ultra. Purportedly, Google's first foldable smartphone will depart from other foldable smartphones that rely on under-display cameras. According to the leaker, Google will include a camera within the Pixel Fold's frame to preserve display image quality.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro: Premium smartwatch previewed with new features
Xiaomi has confirmed the launch of the Watch S1 Pro, a more advanced version of the Watch S1 that the company already sells. Due for release later this week, the Watch S1 Pro will be a premium smartwatch with a few upgrades over the Watch S1, including what appears to be a digital crown. The Watch S1 Pro should launch in at least three versions too.
Xiaomi MIX Fold 2: Launch date, form factor and Leica cameras for upcoming flagship foldable smartphone
Xiaomi has previewed the MIX Fold 2, its next-generation foldable smartphone that will arrive a day after the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold4. Sporting a similar design, the MIX Fold 2 will be noticeably thinner than the Galaxy Z Fold4, even more so than the Surface Duo 2. Better still, the MIX Fold 2 will launch with Leica-tuned cameras too, the fourth smartphone to do so since Xiaomi and Leica announced their collaboration.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Complete camera details exposed as conflicting European pricing details surface
Camera specifications for the Galaxy Z Fold4 have emerged ahead of Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event. Based on various leaks, the Galaxy Z Fold4 should feature significantly better cameras than its predecessor and may even be on par with the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus. Depending on who you believe, the Galaxy Z Fold4 will either start at €1,799 or €1,879 in the Eurozone.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra appears in Geekbench listing as Motorola outlines Moto X30 Pro's camera specifications and August 11 release
The Edge 30 Ultra has surfaced on Geekbench ahead of the Moto X30 Pro's delayed release. Now confirmed for August 11, Motorola has also shared camera specifications, confirming more than just the presence of a 200 MP primary camera. Motorola will offer its next flagship smartphone with up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, too.
LG Ultra Tab introduced with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset and a 2K display
LG may have stepped away from the smartphone market, but it continues to release Android tablets. Released in South Korea, the LG Ultra Tab has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset, a 2K display and a 7,040 mAh battery, among other features. The LG Ultra Tab sells in South Korea for KRW 462,000, currently equivalent to approximately ~US$355.
LilyGO TTGO T4 introduced with a built-in display and charging circuitry
LilyGO has started offering the TTGO T4, an ESP32-based single-board computer (SBC). Equipped with a colour display on one side, the TTGO T4 also comes with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, plus a microSD card reader and a 20-pin GPIO header, among other features. The LilyGO TTGO T4 starts at US$26.98 with a 2.4-inch display and is orderable now.
Chuwi downgrades CoreBook X Pro with worse graphics and a smaller battery
Chuwi has released a 2022 version of the CoreBook X Pro. Inexplicably, the machine has a smaller battery than its predecessor, plus a processor that offers weaker graphics performance. There are no other upgrades for the new Chuwi CoreBook X Pro either.
Chuwi HeroBook Pro 14 refreshed with a faster Intel Gemini Lake processor
Chuwi has introduced a new version of the HeroBook Pro 14, a 1080p laptop powered by an Intel Gemini Lake processor. Now equipped the more powerful Intel Celeron N4020, the HeroBook Pro 14 also features 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256 GB SATA 3.0 SSD. The HeroBook Pro 14 is orderable in multiple markets, including Europe and the US.
Motorola Edge 30 Neo lands on Geekbench with Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, 8 GB of RAM and Android 12
More details about the Edge 30 Neo have emerged online, this time courtesy of Geekbench. Thought to be a re-branded Edge 30 Lite, the Edge 30 Neo should launch with a 120 Hz POLED display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset and 8 GB of RAM, among other features.
Garmin releases Beta version 9.15 update for Instinct 2 series smartwatches with bug fixes and new features ahead of public release
Garmin has presented a new beta software update for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S. Arriving only a few days after Beta version 9.13, Beta version 9.15 is a Release Candidate build. Garmin hopes to push the bill unchanged to all Instinct 2 series smartwatches unchanged as a public update soon too.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 star in hands-on photos ahead of this week's Galaxy Unpacked event
Hands-on photos of the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 have leaked online just a few days before their official introduction. Both scheduled for release on August 10, the pair will feature modest redesigns compared to the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3. The Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 will retain noticeable display creases, though.
LG starts selling the UltraGear 32GQ850, UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 48GQ900 in Europe with introductory discounts
LG is now offering its three latest UltraGear gaming monitors in Europe, just a week after confirming availability for the Eurozone. Shipping later this month, UltraGear 32GQ850, UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 48GQ900 are all available to pre-order now and will ship later this month. LG has decided to discount each monitor by a fair amount during their pre-order periods too.
Apple Watch Series 8: No titanium model for mainstream smartwatch with design changes due in more expensive Apple Watch Pro model
According to reports, Apple is reserving all its new smartwatch features for the Watch Pro. While the Watch Series 8 is still expected to launch next month, it will be more of another run-out for the Watch Series 7 than an entirely new model. Reputedly, Apple is dropping the titanium option for its mainstream Apple Watch too.
Retroid Pocket 3 arrives in multiple colours with Android 11 from US$119
Retroid has announced and started accepting pre-orders for the Pocket 3, a 4.7-inch gaming handheld that looks like the Nintendo Switch Lite. Available from US$119, the Retroid Pocket 3 will start shipping later this month with up to 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Retailer confirms pre-order dates, form factor change, weight reduction and display specifications
A retailer has lifted the lid on numerous Galaxy Z Fold4 details, including its pre-order dates. The same leak confirms that the Galaxy Z Fold4 will be smaller and lighter than the Galaxy Z Fold3, while maintaining its predecessor's display sizes.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 pre-order deal revealed by leaker
Evan Blass has outlined a significant pre-order deal that will be available for the Samsung Galaxy Watch5. Launching in at least the US, the deal will give people two Galaxy Watch5 smartwatches for the price of one, a significant saving regardless of the model chosen.
Samsung starts One UI 5 beta program with Android 13 for the Galaxy S22 series
Samsung has announced the One UI 5 beta program, its custom version of Android 13. Currently available on the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and the Galaxy S22 Ultra, One UI 5 beta appears to only contain minor aesthetic changes from stable One UI 4 builds.
ASUS finally announces concrete launch date for Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
ASUS continues to tease the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, a foldable laptop that the company unveiled in January at CES 2022. Now, the company has finally provided a fixed launch date for the 17-inch laptop, which provides a 12.5-inch panel when folded. The ASUS Zenbook 17 OLED also offers an Intel Core i7-1250U and Thunderbolt 4 ports, among other features.
Nothing Ear (2) earbuds rumoured to be in development as well as the Nothing Ear (1) Stick
According to a new leak, Nothing is not only working on the Nothing Ear (1) Stick, but also a second-generation model by the name of the Nothing Ear (2). Surprisingly, it seems that both products could launch soon, despite the absence of other second-generation Nothing products.
LG Libero 27BQ70QC: Versatile 27-inch monitor presented with a detachable webcam
With the Libero 27BQ70QC, LG has introduced a multi-use monitor that can be mounted in various ways. Also bundled with a detachable webcam, the Libero 27BQ70QC measures 27-inches across and outputs at 2.5K.
NVIDIA announces Jetson AGX Orin 32 GB Production Modules availability with other modules to follow
NVIDIA has launched new developer boards, some of which are already orderable in multiple markets. The company has also confirmed that other Jetson modules will follow later this year, including Jetson AGX Orin 64 GB Production Modules.
Leaker reveals numerous Samsung Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch5 Pro details
WinFuture has leaked many key specifications for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, both due on August 10. Seemingly, the Galaxy Watch5 series will barely differ from the Galaxy Watch4 series in many areas.
New launch date teased for Motorola Moto X30 Pro and Razr 2022 flagships
A few days ago, Motorola postponed the planned launch of the Moto X30 Pro and the Razr 2022, its next flagship smartphones. Postponed at short notice and without reason, the company has teased a new launch date next week; a global launch date for either smartphone remains unknown at this stage, though.
Oppo confirms flagship smartwatch launch date as hands-on images surface
Information about the Oppo Watch 3 continues to emerge online ahead of the device's release. Now confirmed for an August 10 introduction in China, hands-on images of the Oppo Watch 3 have now appeared online too.
Raspberry Pi Router Board: Carrier Board with Ethernet, a display and a GPIO arrives for US$54.90
Seeed Studio has started offering a new carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4). Transforming the CM4 into a router, the carrier board supports the standard Raspberry Pi HAT interface and provides 40-pin GPIO compatibility, among other features.
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast: Upcoming mini-PC configurations surface in retailer listings
One of Intel's next-generation mini-PCs has emerged online in four retailer listings. To be sold as the NUC 12 Enthusiast but codenamed Serpent Canyon, the mini-PC series will be available with a choice of Intel Arc Graphics discrete GPUs. Prices could reach nearly US$1,500 for some configurations though, and may not start at less than US$1,000.
Google Pixel 6a excels in early camera and display tests
DxOMark has provided its thoughts on the Pixel 6a, Google's latest mid-range smartphone. Supposedly, the Pixel 6a's cameras punch above their weight and only just fall short of the Pixel 6. The Pixel 6a is said to offer a class-leading display too, even with a 1080p resolution and a 60 Hz refresh rate.
EncroPi: USB stick based on the RP2040 with a display arrives as a secure SD card reader
The EncroPi is a USB stick based on the RP2040 microcontroller. Billed as being capable of encrypting files quickly and securely, the EncroPi has a display, a real-time clock (RTC) and can be backed on Kickstarter for as little as £35.
August 2022 HarmonyOS 2.1 update introduces new features for Huawei Watch 3
A new update for the Watch 3 has brought new features and bug fixes to Huawei's high-end smartwatch. Rolling out as HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124, the update builds on HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 that arrived last month. This month's update has reached Chinese variants first and should eventually reach other markets in one form or another.
New leaked Oppo Watch 3 images confirm revised design and curved display
Digital Chat Station has leaked more images of the Oppo Watch 3, the first smartwatch with a Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 series chipset. Equipped with a curved display, the Oppo Watch 3 also has a stylish frame, a digital crown, a physical button and a microphone for voice assistant support, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro: Official image leaks as ANC, IPX7 and long battery life touted for €229 earbuds
An extensive leak has confirmed many details about the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Samsung's next pair of high-end earbuds. Due to be presented on August 10, the earbuds will feature long battery life, noise cancellation and waterproofing. Bluetooth 5.3 support should be onboard for the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro too.
Teclast P30 Air launches with Android 12, a metal build and LTE support
Teclast has introduced the P30 Air, a tablet with a 10.1-inch display and an eight-core MediaTek chipset. Surprisingly, the Teclast P30 Air runs Android 12 out of the box too, unlike many competing budget Android tablets. The Teclast P30 Pro will be orderable from US$119.99 with 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM.
Leaked high-resolution promotional images show Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless in detail
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless should be arriving later this month, ahead of which numerous promotional images have leaked. Highlighting a fundamentally new design, the high-resolution images also provide more details about the upcoming headphones' features and specifications.
YouTuber builds Intel Core i7-12700 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060-powered gaming PC inside a working toilet
A YouTuber has taken the idea of gaming on a toilet to the extreme by converting a working toilet into a gaming computer. Based on an Intel Core i7-12700 and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, the PC build was not without its issues and hacks.
Apple rumoured to have postponed iPadOS 16 because of multitasking issues; iOS 16 launch still on time for iPhone 14 series release
With iPadOS 16, Apple has finally brought new multitasking features to the iPad, albeit only with certain models. iPadOS 16 should deliver superior external monitor support too, among other features. Unfortunately, while iOS 16 remains on track for a September release, iPadOS 16's new features are currently causing so many problems that Apple is rumoured to have postponed the update's rollout.
DJI Goggles 2 leak as DJI Avata marches closer to release
Hands-on images of the DJI Avata's first-person view (FPV) goggles have leaked online, confirming the accessory's design. Supposedly, the upcoming drone has taken another critical step on its road to market too.
Google Pixel 7 Ultra rears its head again with a 2K display and a Sony IMX787 camera as leaker maintains ongoing Pixel Fold production
According to a renowned leaker, Foxconn is producing two high-end Google Pixel flagship smartphones in China, neither of which are the Pixel 7 or the Pixel 7 Pro. Instead, Digital Chat Station claims that the Pixel Fold is one of the two devices, as is the rumoured Pixel 7 Ultra.
Leaked Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4 and Inspire 3 images showcase design changes
Fitbit is preparing to release a raft of new smartwatches and fitness trackers over the next few months. Not only is the company on the verge of launching the Fitbit Sense 2, but it is also finalising the Versa 4 and the Inspire 3. Leaked press images suggest that Fitbit fans can expect major upgrades all round, including a colour display for the Inspire 3.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 5G performance, charging and display specifications detailed as potential name change emerges
According to reports, Samsung may not release its next flagship foldable as the Galaxy Z Fold4 5G. Instead, the company is rumoured to have dropped its 'Z' branding globally, with the Galaxy Fold4 replacing the Galaxy Z Fold3. New performance, charging and display specifications for the Galaxy Fold4 have leaked too.
Valve brings new features and improvements to Steam Deck with SteamOS 3.3
Valve has started rolling out new features and changes for the Steam Deck with SteamOS 3.3. According to Valve, the latest update provides more stable 5 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as allowing you to scale the Steam Deck UI on external displays, among other changes.
Oppo Watch 3: ECG, LTPO AMOLED display and up to 5 days of battery revealed by leaker
Digital Chat Station has outlined specifications for the Oppo Watch 3, one of the first confirmed smartwatches with a Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 series chipset. Reputedly, Oppo has paired the powerful SoC with an LTPO AMOLED display, which will help deliver up to 5 days of battery life in general use. ECG capabilities could be on board for the Oppo Watch 3 too, among other features.
Amazfit GTR 4 and GTS 4 releases near as high-resolution images surface
High-resolution marketing images of the Amazfit GTR 4 and GTS 4 have leaked online. Revealed ahead of the pair's official announcement, the images highlight their intended uses as fitness trackers as well as general smartwatches.
Android 13 could arrive a month earlier than Android 12 did
It seems that Google is preparing to release Android 13 well ahead of its Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro launch event. Supposedly arriving as soon as next month, Android 13 will reach AOSP first before making its way to Pixel smartphones.
Leica Cine 1: Leica announces reveal of first Laser TV in collaboration with Hisense
Leica has confirmed plans to release its first Laser TV. Leica has teamed up with Hisense, which already offers numerous Laser TVs like the 120L9-Pro and PX1-Pro. Dubbed the Leica Cine 1, the Laser TV will debut next month at IFA 2022.
Logitech and Tencent's first cloud gaming handheld could arrive later this year running Windows
Logitech and Tencent are looking to take a slice of the gaming handheld market. Having announced a partnership, the pair hope to release a 'cloud gaming handheld' later this year with a focus on NVIDIA GeForce NOW and Xbox Cloud Gaming services. A potential design for the upcoming handheld has surfaced too.
Motorola Edge (2022) press renders leak for September-bound smartphone
Press renders of the Edge (2022) have leaked ahead of the device's official release. Expected to arrive next month, the Edge (2022) will sport a familiar design with a 50 MP primary camera that supports OIS, among other features.
Samsung's inventive cases for the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 leak
A German retailer has revealed that Samsung is preparing to release a whole range of cases and screen protectors for the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4. Both smartphones should debut on August 10 at a Galaxy Unpacked event alongside the Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro and the Galaxy Buds2 Pro.
OnePlus 10T leaks in unboxing video with 160 W power adapter, first-party case and size comparisons
The launch of the OnePlus 10T is just a day away. However, an unboxing video has already landed on YouTube. Showcasing the device's features, lack of wireless charging and its 160 W power adapter, the video also compares the OnePlus 10T against other recent smartphones like the Nothing Phone (1), Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The same video highlights OnePlus' first-party cases for the OnePlus 10T too.
Apple leaves clues about AOD implementation in Xcode for next month's iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
Always-on display (AOD) functionality will be one of many innovations that Apple brings to iPhones with the release of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro Max. While both are rumoured to arrive next month, it appears that Apple has left clues in Xcode as to how AOD will work on iOS 16. Purportedly, Apple could release the feature with some limitations, unlike its Android competitors.
Apple prepares Android users for iPhone 14 switch with detailed video
Apple has made another attempt to woo Android users to iPhones. In its latest video, the company has sought to explain the advantages of switching to an iPhone and what Android users can expect, including whether it will get the latest updates and Apple's support coverage.
Oppo Watch 3 to launch this month with a new design and latest Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chipset
Oppo could be the first company to bring a Snapdragon W5 Gen 1-powered smartwatch to market when it announces the Watch 3. Confirmed to be based on Qualcomm's latest smartwatch chipset, the Oppo Watch 3 may debut as soon as next week. Meanwhile, a leak already shows that Oppo has overhauled the design of its flagship smartwatch between the Watch 2 and Watch 3. There could even be two versions of the Oppo Watch 3 too.
Google brings Android 13 Beta to newly released Pixel 6a
Google has opened the Android 13 Beta program to the Pixel 6a, its latest smartphone. Available to download now, the Pixel 6a has skipped all versions of Android 13 Beta until Beta 4.1. Android 13 Beta 4.1 is available to install manually on the Pixel 6a or through the Android Beta Program.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro receive new camera feature from their cheaper sibling
Google has released a new camera feature for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, nearly a year after their release. Expanding the functionality of Magic Eraser, the feature comes directly from the Pixel 6a, which launched last month.
Pico 4 Pro: Details about upcoming VR headset and its controllers leak
It seems that Pico is preparing to release another VR headset, following the launch of the Neo 3 Link earlier this year. Following the publication of an FCC listing in which the regulatory body revealed the headset's design, images of the Pico 4 Pro's controller have also leaked.
Fitbit Charge 5 and Fitbit Luxe receive new clock faces
Fitbit has released new watch faces for the Charge 5 and Luxe, two of its most recent fitness trackers. Arriving after software version 1.171.50 for both devices, the new watch faces should provide a fresh touch of colour for both more than a year after their releases.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless: Retailer leaks new design, 60 hours of battery life, Qualcomm aptX Adaptive support and a lower launch price
Sennheiser has already confirmed that it will launch the Momentum 4 Wireless later this month. However, a retailer has already revealed vital specifications, colour options and the headphone's new design. Also, the retailer may have revealed a lower price tag for all markets, too.
Optoma ZH507: Laser projector launches in Europe offering 5,500 lumens of peak brightness
Optoma has introduced the ZH507, a DLP and laser projector. Designed for businesses, the Optoma ZH507 features numerous ports, a high contrast ratio and supports 3D content. Currently, the Optoma ZH507 costs over €2,500 in the Eurozone.
One-netbook presents the ONEXPLAYER mini Pro with an Intel Core i7-1260P, LPDDR5 RAM and an 800p display
One-netbook has introduced a new version of the ONEXPLAYER mini, albeit one that retains its overall design and 7-inch display. While the company calls the new device 'ONEXPLAYER mini Pro', it actually features a lower resolution display than previous ONEXPLAYER mini models. The inclusion of a Core i7-1260P and LPDDR5 RAM should deliver improved performance, though.
Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and possibly Pixel Watch pre-order and launch dates leak
According to a report from a well-informed leaker, Google has scheduled pre-order and launch dates for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Likely also applying to the long-awaited Pixel Watch, Google's next-generation flagship hardware may not ship until mid-October, at the earliest.
Motorola XT2243-2: Future S30 Pro and Edge 30 Fusion arrives on Geekbench sporting Snapdragon 888 Plus and 12 GB of RAM
It seems that Motorola is on the verge of releasing the S30 Pro and Edge 30 Fusion, two names for the XT2243-2. To be sold in different markets, the pair will both feature a Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset and at least 12 GB of RAM. Allegedly, the S30 Pro and Edge 30 Fusion will debut later this quarter with a 144 Hz display and a 50 MP primary camera too, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 series configuration options and special edition models leak
Samsung is on the verge of introducing the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, its replacements for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, respectively. However, the company's UK insurance portal has listed all Galaxy Watch5 series models, including 'Golf' special edition models for the 40 mm and 44 mm versions of the Galaxy Watch5.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Upcoming foldable may not launch with Burgundy Red or 1 TB storage options in some markets
Contrary to reports, Samsung may not be bringing a Burgundy Red version of the Galaxy Z Fold4 to market globally. Based on the Samsung Care+ portal, Samsung's long-awaited 1 TB option may not be making an appearance either. Instead, some countries will only be receiving the Galaxy Z Fold4 with 256 GB or 512 GB of storage, plus a choice of Phantom Black, 'GreyGreen' and Beige colour options.
Garmin brings numerous changes and improvements to Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S smartwatches in Beta version 9.13 update
Garmin has released a new beta update for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S, bringing the pair up to Beta version 9.13. Arriving as the first beta update since v8.64, Beta version 9.13 includes 40 changes, including 13 new features and plenty of bug fixes. Beta version 9.13 should be available to download now on all Instinct 2 series smartwatches enrolled in Garmin's Beta Program.
Garmin issues Beta version 22.80 update to Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches
Garmin has rolled out a new beta update to Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches, following the release of five alpha updates. Beta version 22.80 contains several changes from Beta version 22.10 and a few differences from Alpha version 22.76. Beta version 22.80 is rolling out now and should arrive as an over-the-air (OTA) update.
Samsung lists over 70 colour combinations for Galaxy Z Flip4 on support website
Samsung has inadvertently confirmed the Bespoke Edition colour options in which it will soon sell the Galaxy Z Flip4. To be offered alongside the smartphone's general retail colourways, the Bespoke Edition versions will be available with three frame colours, plus five options for the Galaxy Z Flip4's front and back panels.
Motorola confirms more Moto X30 Pro details following TENAA certification appearance
Motorola has outlined more details about the Moto X30 Pro, its next flagship smartphone. Expected to launch globally as the Edge 30 Ultra, the Moto X30 Pro will be the first smartphone with the ISOCELL HP1, Samsung's 200 MP camera sensor. The Moto X30 Pro has appeared on TENAA ahead of tomorrow's announcement too.
Nothing Phone (1) gains second software in less than a month with Nothing OS 1.1.2 containing various improvements and features
Nothing continues to improve the experience with the Phone (1), its much anticipated first smartphone. Now on Nothing OS 1.1.2, the update builds on Nothing OS 1.1.0 that Nothing released last month. Rolling out now, Nothing OS 1.1.2 brings a few changes to the Nothing Phone (1), along with a few bug fixes.
LG announces UltraGear 32GQ850, UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 48GQ900 availability in Europe
LG has announced availability for its trio of UltraGear gaming monitors in the Eurozone. Already available in the US, the UltraGear 32GQ850, UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 48GQ900 all feature HDMI 2.1 connectivity and high refresh rate panels for use with current-generation consoles.
Android 13 and MIUI 13.1 builds land for Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro
Xiaomi has surprised fans by releasing MIUI 13.1, a short stop-over before it presents MIUI 14. Currently in beta, MIUI 13.1 has reached the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro so far. MIUI 13.1 is the first time that Xiaomi has based its in-house OS on Android 13, too.
Leaker predicts three new camera sensors for next year's Sony Xperia 1 V
Rumours about the Xperia 1 V have already appeared online, two months after Sony released the Xperia 1 IV. Assumed to be arriving in 2023, the Xperia 1 V is tipped to rely on a new triple camera setup, a major departure from the Xperia 1 IV and its predecessors.
Razr 2022: Motorola teases slim display bezels and 50 MP camera amid certification sighting
Motorola has confirmed more details about the Razr 2022 ahead of its August 2 release. While the company has showcased more aspects of its upcoming foldable smartphone, TENAA has outlined even more specifications in a lengthy certification publication.
More Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro colours surface in comprehensive leak
Official images of the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro have leaked online as we enter the final few days before Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event. Due for release on August 10, the Galaxy Watch5 series will come in at least five colour options, all with Samsung's replaceable but proprietary strap design.
Xiaomi POCO C40: European pricing revealed with early bird offers for JLQ JR510-powered smartphone with a 6,000 mAh battery
Xiaomi has finally started offering the POCO C40 in Europe, having introduced the device in June. Currently available in two memory configurations, Xiaomi also sells the POCO C40 in Coral Green, POCO Yellow and Power Black colour options. The POCO C40 starts at €149.90, including delivery and VAT charges.
BenQ EX240N: Gaming monitor with MOBIUZ VA panel and 165 Hz refresh rate presented
BenQ has unveiled the EX240N, a 24-inch gaming monitor that relies on a MOBIUZ VA panel. Running at 1080p and 165 Hz, the BenQ EX240N also offers 1 ms MPRT response times, AMD FreeSync Premium support and dual 2.5 W speakers, among other features.
NanoPi R4SE: Dual Gigabit Ethernet router presented by FriendlyELEC with 32 GB storage and 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM
FriendlyELEC has introduced the NanoPi R4SE, a variant of the NanoPi R4S with built-in eMMC flash storage. Available with 32 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM, FriendlyELEC intends people to use the NanoPi R4SE as a router, for which it has included two Gigabit Ethernet ports. The NanoPi R4SE retails for US$70 and can be purchased as a bare board or with a CNC metal case.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Leaked official pictures show off upcoming foldable in three colours with new angles for Galaxy Z Flip4
Samsung's next-generation foldable smartphones remain a few weeks away. However, a reliable leaker has shared official pictures of the Galaxy Z Fold4 in its three launch colours, confirming the device's design and features. The same leaker has also provided more renders of the Galaxy Z Flip4, confirming the presence of a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for another year.
Higher than expected US pricing leaks for Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro ahead of Galaxy Unpacked event
More pricing details have emerged for Samsung's next-generation earbuds. Launching as the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, the high-end earbuds will compete against the likes of the AirPods Pro and the new Pixel Buds Pro. Surprisingly, the Galaxy Buds Pro could cost a fair bit more than the outgoing Galaxy Buds Pro, which would make it almost as expensive as the AirPods Pro.
New iOS 16 Beta provides AOD details for upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models
Apple has already confirmed that iOS 16 will feature a revised lock screen with more customisation options. Now, a new beta build has highlighted what Apple's new lock screen will look like on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with their always-on display (AOD) functionality activated.
Apple rumoured to have experimented with three 27-inch iMac prototypes based on Apple M1 and Apple M1 Max SoCs
According to a new report, Apple has been working on new 27-inch iMac models. Although it is unclear whether any of these will come to market, Apple is alleged to have created three prototypes with varying designs, including one with an M1 Max SoC.
Garmin Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches jump to Beta version 9.24 with various changes and improvements
Garmin has released update for Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches, having released Alpha version 9.22 earlier this week. This time, the company has issued Beta version 9.24, which replaces v8.37. Available to download now, Beta version 9.24 should arrive automatically for smartwatch's already enrolled on Garmin's Public Beta program.
Google Pixel 6a: Day 1 patch released with Android 13 Beta support outlined
Google has rolled out a Day 1 patch for the Pixel 6a, its latest mid-range smartphone. Equipped with a Google Tensor chipset, the Pixel 6a features the same SoC as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Google has also confirmed when the Pixel 6a should be eligible for Android 13 Beta builds.
Beelink U59 Pro presented for US$209 with Intel Jasper Lake processors
Beelink has released a new mini-PC based on the Intel Jasper Lake architecture, 10 nm processors with four cores and Intel UHD Graphics. Available with up to an Intel Celeron N5105, the Beelink U59 Pro features DDR4 RAM, an M.2 2280 slot and multiple ports, including dual HDMI connections.
Motorola Moto G32 debuts with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, a 90 Hz display and a 50 MP camera for under €250
Motorola has presented the Moto G32, a mid-range smartphone that will be available first in Europe. Like other Moto G series smartphones, the Moto G32 has a Snapdragon 680 mated to a high capacity battery, a 50 MP primary camera and a large battery. The Motorola Moto G32 comes in two colours and two memory configurations.
Gigabyte refreshes G5 and G7 gaming laptops with Intel Core i5-12500H and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Gigabyte has announced new G5 and G7 gaming laptops, both in three configurations with Intel Alder Lake and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs. Equipped with high refresh rate displays, the Gigabyte G5 and G7 feature up to the Core i5-12500H and an RTX 3060, among other components.
HarmonyOS 3: Huawei's Android alternative promises improved battery life, responsiveness and new features
The third version of HarmonyOS has arrived, Huawei's in-house operating system. Developed following US sanctions, HarmonyOS departs from Android and relies on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), not Google Mobile Services (GMS). HarmonyOS 3 launches with new versions of the MatePad Pro 11 and Watch 3 Pro, among other devices.
Spotify Car Thing: Company takes €31 million hit by ending in-car entertainment device
The Spotify Car Thing has been killed off, just five months into its public release. Still available at a steep discount, the remaining Car Thing units will sell for US$49.99 until Spotify exhausts its supplies.
New Motorola Razr 2022 teaser highlights the possibilities of its secondary display
The arrival of the Razr 2022 is only a few days away, with the device due on August 2. In the meantime, Motorola has shared teasers of what people will be able to do with the device's secondary or cover display. With a larger secondary display than its predecessor, the Razr 2022 should be useable without unfolding it in many situations.
Quest 2: Meta announces US$100 price increase for ageing VR headset amid Meta Quest 2 re-brand
From next month, you no longer need to use a Facebook account to use a Quest 2. However, the now Meta-branded headset will also start at US$399, US$100 more expensive than its current retail price. The cost of Quest 2 accessories and refurbished units is rising, too.
Moto X30 Pro: Motorola previews Edge 30 Ultra design with 200 MP camera and 125 W charging
Motorola has almost revealed the Moto X30 Pro's full design, despite having scheduled an official launch for August 2. Expected to arrive in Europe as the Edge 30 Ultra, the smartphone will be one of the world's first with a 200 MP camera, which Motorola complements with 125 W wired fast charging capabilities.
ASUS Zenfone 9 launches for €799 with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and a 120 Hz AMOLED display in an iPhone 13-sized package
ASUS has revealed the Zenfone 9, a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1-powered smartphone with a 120 Hz AMOLED display. Available from €799, the Zenfone 9 has multiple memory configurations, colour options and a 4,300 mAh battery that supports 30 W charging. Roughly as large as the Apple iPhone 13, the Zenfone 9 is slightly smaller than its predecessor and weighs 169 g.
Google Pixel 7 Ultra, Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet camera details discovered
According to a developer, Android 13 Beta contains numerous references to what could be the Pixel 7 Ultra, Pixel Fold and the Pixel Tablet. While the Pixel 7 Ultra and Pixel Fold may share the Samsung ISOCELL GN1 camera sensor, the Pixel Tablet will rely on the front-facing sensor from a Pixel 6 for both its cameras.
Garmin brings more features and improvements to Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches in Alpha version 22.76 update
Garmin has released another Alpha software update for Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches. Available as Alpha version 22.76, the update enables HRV status widget glance, among other changes. Alpha version 22.76 can be downloaded now but must be installed manually.
Leaked Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro camera specifications point towards minor changes for this year's flagships
It appears that Google is making some camera hardware improvements for this autumn's Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Not only will the Pixel 7 feature a superior front-facing camera compared to the Pixel 6, the Pixel 7 Pro will have a different telephoto camera from last year's Pixel 6 Pro.
Xiaomi 12T Pro: Seeming Redmi K50S Pro rebadge appears on IMEI database as global model
The Xiaomi 12T Pro has shown itself on an IMEI database as the 22081212UG. Intended to be released globally, the Xiaomi 12T Pro is rumoured to feature a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, a 120 Hz AMOLED display, 120 W wired charging and a 200 MP camera, among other features.
New Huawei Watch 3 Pro presented with HarmonyOS 3, ECG and improved navigation functionality
Huawei has announced a mid-generation refresh of the Watch 3 Pro, now available with HarmonyOS 3. Also, the revised smartwatch features turn-by-turn satellite navigation, allowing you to leave your smartphone in your pocket. The Watch 3 Pro 2022 edition can take an ECG too, as well as featuring SpO2 and skin temperature sensors.
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 unveiled with HarmonyOS 3, Snapdragon 888, 120 Hz OLED display and six speakers
Huawei has unveiled a new version of the MatePad Pro 11, now equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and a 120 Hz OLED display. Available in multiple configurations, the MatePad Pro 11 is also one of the first devices running HarmonyOS 3. The new MatePad Pro 11 supports a detachable keyboard and active stylus too.
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2022 launches with Intel Alder Lake-P processors and a skin-soothing metallic body option
Huawei has revealed the latest version of the MateBook X Pro in China, which starts at CNY 8,999 (~US$1,330) with an Intel Core i5-1240P processor. Also available with a Core i7-1260P and a unique skin-soothing metallic body option, the MateBook Pro X 2022 can cost up to CNY 12,999 (~US$1,922) for the fully configured option.
ASUS ROG Strix XG32UQ: 32-inch gaming monitor presented with a 4K resolution, a 160 Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 connectivity
ASUS has introduced ROG Strix XG32UQ with a 4K resolution and a 160 Hz refresh rate. Available with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-Sync support, the 32-inch gaming monitor also features 1 ms response times across its IPS panel with DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 connectivity.
Project Cambria: Meta Quest Pro launch date, pricing, specifications and CAD renders surface
More details about Project Cambria have emerged, expected to launch as the Meta Quest Pro. With a high starting price, the Quest Pro will be considerably more expensive than the Quest 2. The Quest Pro's controllers should be available separately too and may even be compatible with the existing Quest 2.
GOLE1 Pro 2022: Mini-PC with a built-in touchscreen launches from US$199
HIGOLE has introduced the GOLE1 Pro 2022, a mini-PC powered by Intel Gemini Lake and Gemini Lake Refresh processors. Available with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, the GOLE1 Pro 2022 starts at US$199 with a Celeron N4000 and should start shipping in two months' time.
LeBest X14 Pro Max: Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra copy launches
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are a few weeks away from launching. However, a cheap clone has launched in China, with LeBest even repurposing Apple's naming scheme. The LeBest X14 Pro Max also borrows from the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, albeit without either of their flagship specifications.
F(x)tec Pro1-X begins shipping after years of delays and a hardware downgrade
The F(x)tec Pro1-X has started being delivered to backers, nearly two years after its launch in collaboration with XDA Developers. While one of the last smartphones with a slide-out keyboard, the F(x)tec Pro1-X has received a massive hardware downgrade compared to those that were offered during its Indiegogo campaign.
AOC presents six V5 series monitors with 24-inch to 31.5-inch display sizes
AOC has introduced the V5 series, a set of monitors that the company markets for home users and students. Equipped with 3-sided borderless bezels, the AOC V5 series features USB Type-C connectivity with 65 W power delivery and 24-inch to 31.5-inch panels that offer Full HD to QHD resolutions. The AOC V5 series is orderable in multiple markets, starting at £189.99 and €239 in the UK and Eurozone, respectively.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 press photos leak ahead of August 10 Galaxy Unpacked Event
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 remains about two weeks away from launching. However, the foldable smartphone can already be seen in official press photos, courtesy of @OnLeaks. So far, press photos of four colours have leaked, which detail the Galaxy Z Flip4 from all sides.
Realme Pad X arrives in India with a Snapdragon 695 SoC, 5G connectivity and a 10.95-inch display with keyboard and pen support
Realme has announced the Pad X in India, one of many products that the company has presented today. Equipped with a Snapdragon 695 SoC and a 10.95-inch display, the Realme Pad X also has an 8,340 mAh battery that supports up to 33 W wired charging. The Realme Pad X will be orderable next month with 5G and Wi-Fi-only connectivity, as will a first-party keyboard and pen.
Realme presents first desktop monitor with thin display bezels and a 75 Hz refresh rate
Realme has introduced its first-generation desktop monitor, which ships with HDMI, USB Type-C and VGA connectivity. Available later this week for INR 10,999 (~US$138), the monitor will cost INR 12,999 (~US$165) after Realme's pre-sale period ends. The monitor also delivers 250 nits of peak brightness with a 1080p native resolution and a 75 Hz refresh rate.
Realme Watch 3 launches with a 1.8-inch display and Bluetooth calling
Realme has presented the Watch 3 in India, where it has launched for INR 3,500 (~US$44). Price matching its predecessor, the Realme Watch 3 has a large display, supports Bluetooth calling and has a metallic frame. The Realme Watch 3 is orderable now with over 100 watch faces, 110 sports modes and comprehensive health monitoring.
Garmin enables HRV status functionality on Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S smartwatches with Alpha version 9.12
Garmin has released Alpha version 9.12 for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S, replacing Alpha version 9.11. With Alpha version 9.12, Garmin has enabled Heart Rate Variability (HRV) status on the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S, plus Training Status 2.0. Alpha version 9.12 also contains several bug fixes and is available to download now for both smartwatches.
Boardcon Compact3566: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B clone launches with a Rockchip RK3566 chipset and PCIe SSD support
Boardcon has started offering the Compact3566, a single-board computer (SBC) that could be mistaken for a Raspberry Pi. Measuring 85 x 56 mm, the Compact3566 is compatible with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B accessories thanks to its 40-pin header. The Boardcon Compact3566 features a Rockchip 3566 too, along with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128 GB of eMMC flash storage.
Garmin brings new features and changes to the Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches courtesy of Alpha version 9.22
Garmin continues to update its flagship smartwatches at a breakneck pace on its Beta Program. Now, the company has issued Alpha version 9.22, a software update that includes over 80 changes. Available to download now, Alpha version 9.22 succeeds v9.15 and contains new features like HRV status for the Epix 2. Alpha version 9.22 is available on Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches.
Banana Pi previews BPI-W3 single-board computer with Rockchip RK3588 SoC
Banana Pi has unveiled the BPI-W3, a single-board computer (SBC) that the company intends people to use as a router. For some reason, the BPI-W3 only features two Gigabit Ethernet ports, plus three HDMI connections. Banana Pi has equipped the BPI-W3 with a Rockchip RK3588 too, and states that there will be support for Android 12, Linux and OpenWrt.
Motorola Moto G32: CAD-based renders leak in two colours with a familiar design
High-quality renders of the Moto G32 have leaked ahead of the device's official introduction. Sporting three rear-facing cameras and a single front-facing lens, the Moto G32 will also ship in two colours with up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The Moto G32 will join the numerous Moto G series refreshes that Motorola has already released this year.
Google releases Android 13 Beta 4.1 update with bug fixes for Google Pixel smartphones
Google has issued another Android 13 beta build, following the release of Android 13 Beta 4. Considered a minor update, Android 13 Beta 4.1 addresses various connectivity issues, including one that would cause devices to crash and reboot. Android 13 Beta 4.1 is available to download now as an OTA for the Pixel 4 series onwards.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic gain bug fixes and improvements with One UI Watch 4.5 Beta 5
Samsung continues to refine One UI Watch 4.5 ahead of the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro launch event on August 10. Based on Wear OS 3.5, One UI Watch 4.5 remains in beta, with Samsung having now released One UI Watch 4.5 Beta 5. The latest beta update, which could also be the final one before next month's Galaxy Unpacked event, is available to download now on the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic.
Fitbit Luxe receives new features and optimisations with software version 1.171.50
Fitbit has started rolling out a new update for the Luxe, a smartwatch that it released last year. Mirroring the Charge 5, the Luxe can now help you find your paired smartphone, among other changes. Software version 1.171.50 is available to download now for all Fitbit Luxe fitness trackers.
Xiaomi Redmi K60 series to launch with a 2K display option, a 50 MP camera and a dual SoC strategy
According to reports, Xiaomi is already working on the Redmi K60 series, despite ploughing on with Redmi K50 series releases. Redmi K60-branded smartphones are not due for a while though, with the Redmi K50S series due first, including the Redmi K50S Pro. Still, Digital Chat Station has provided several details about the Redmi K60 series.
DJI Avata: New hands-on photo leaks as talk of launch date delay emerges
The wait for the DJI Avata goes on, the successor to the DJI FPV. While the compact drone was expected to launch earlier this year, there are now rumours that the Avata may not even make it to market by the end of summer 2022. Meanwhile, a new hands-on photo of the Avata has leaked of the drone in flight.
Xiaomi Smart Band 7 gains new features and bug fixes with software version 1.19.15
Xiaomi has started rolling out software version 1.19.15 to the Smart Band 7. Available in China first, this month's update contains a few new features for the Smart Band 7, plus various bug fixes.
MINISFORUM UM580: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H-powered mini-PC presented for US$439
MINISFORUM has announced the UM580, a mini-PC powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H. Available from US$439, the MINISFORUM can be configured with up to 64 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. MINISFORUM has equipped the UM580 with plenty of ports too, including three USB Type-C ports and two HDMI connections.
Xiaomi hints at devices eligible for Android 13, including Redmi and POCO smartphones
Xiaomi has provided an overview of devices that will receive Android 13, the next major update for Android smartphones and tablets. With Android 13 a month or so away from reaching stable status, Xiaomi has updated its Security Center to reflect some of the devices that it will upgrade to Android 13, including several from its Redmi and POCO series.
ASUS ROG Flow X16: Convertible gaming laptop launches in Europe from €2,499
ASUS has started selling the ROG Flow X16 in Europe, where it starts at €2,499. Paired with AMD Ryzen 6000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, the ROG Flow X16 also has a Mini LED display that peaks at 1,000 nits in a convertible design. The ROG Flow X16 nearly hits €4,000 in some configurations, though.
LG 49WQ95C debuts with a 49-inch Nano IPS panel, a 32:9 aspect ratio and a 144 Hz refresh rate
LG has unveiled the 49WQ95C, another monitor that falls under its UltraWide brand. Equipped with a 49-inch Nano IPS panel, the LG 49WQ95C has plenty of connectivity to go with its high resolution and high refresh rate display.
New Huawei Watch 3 Pro previewed ahead of July 27 hardware launch event
Huawei has teased a new version of the Watch 3 Pro, which it will launch first in China. Due to be unveiled later this week, the new Watch 3 Pro could take ECGs, as well as offering a new navigation system, among other changes.
Google Pixel 6a teardown video highlights plastic back and improved repairability
The Pixel 6a will start shipping this week, ahead of which PBKreviews has shared a teardown video on YouTube. While the Pixel 6a looks an awful lot like the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, it seems that Google has learned some lessons with regard to repairability from its recent flagship smartphones.
Fitbit to address divisive Sense and Versa 3 feature with upcoming Sense 2 and Versa 4 smartwatches
Fitbit is preparing to release new smartwatches, with the company set on replacing the Sense and Versa 3. While the Sense 2 and Versa 4 resemble their predecessors, Fitbit has changed how people will interact with the pair. The Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 should launch later this year.
First MIUI 14 signs based on Android 13 emerge alongside unofficial eligibility list with nearly 125 devices
According to new reports, Xiaomi may not release MIUI 13.5 after all. Instead, the company is now expected to move devices from MIUI 13 directly to MIUI 14. With the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro series some of the first devices to receive internal MIUI 14 builds, Xiaomi is laying the groundwork to upgrade almost 125 devices. Plenty of fan favourites will be left stranded on MIUI 13 though, including the Redmi K20 and Mi 9 series.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro: European price and colour options leak for Galaxy Unpacked-bound premium earbuds
Pricing for the Galaxy Buds2 Pro has leaked, a few weeks before Samsung unveils its next premium set of earbuds. While Samsung is expected to bring several new features to its Pro earbuds, the price should remain unchanged from the Galaxy Buds Pro.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro European prices leak as battery life claim emerges
According to a renowned leaker, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro could offer significantly longer battery life than the Galaxy Watch5 or Galaxy Watch4 series. Meanwhile, European prices for the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro have leaked, underlining just how expensive the Galaxy Watch5 Pro will be.
Huawei Watch 3 Pro receives substantial HarmonyOS 2.1 update with multiple changes
Huawei has released HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 to the Watch 3 Pro, the first update for the smartwatch in seven months. Unsurprisingly, HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 contains numerous changes and optimisations. The new update is rolling out now as an over-the-air (OTA) download.
LG G8X ThinQ receives final OS upgrade with Android 12 and June 2022 security patch update
LG has released Android 12 for the G8X ThinQ, the smartphone's final update. Android 12 arrives with the June 2022 security patch, which LG distributes as V40a. The update is available for LM-G850EMW, the global variant of the G8X ThinQ.
Honor X8 5G launched with a 48 MP triple camera and a Snapdragon 480 Plus chipset
Honor has presented the X8 5G, a newer variant to the X8 4G that the company already sells. Not only has Honor equipped the new X8 with a 5G modem, but it has also switched the Snapdragon 680 for a more powerful chipset. The quad camera from the Honor X8 4G has been swapped for a triple camera set up though, among other changes.
Garmin Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches gain bug fixes, new features and improvements with Alpha version 22.75
Garmin has released another Alpha software update for the Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series. Building on a build that went live earlier this month, Alpha software version 22.75 features eight changes, including two new features. Garmin has included several bug fixes too, among other changes.
Dell XPS 13 Plus becomes first Ubuntu 22.04 LTS certified laptop
Dell and Canonical continue to collaborate on bringing Ubuntu to the XPS series. The XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition is now the first laptop certified for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, which builds on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS that Dell already ships with the XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition. Ubuntu 22.04 LTS will begin shipping with the XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition from next month onwards.
Early Xiaomi POCO M5 smartphone series details emerge
The first signs of the POCO M5 and POCO M5s have surfaced, just a few months after the POCO M4 5G debuted. Reputedly, the POCO M5 and POCO M5s will arrive in August alongside the Xiaomi 12T series.
Honor MagicBook 14 2022: AMD Ryzen 6000 models launch following Intel Alder Lake release
Honor has refreshed the MagicBook 14 2022 with AMD Ryzen 6000 APUs. While Honor already offers the MagicBook 14 2022 with Intel Alder Lake and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, AMD-powered models have RDNA 2-based graphics up their sleeves. The MagicBook 14 2022 starts at a lower price with AMD Ryzen APUs too.
Motorola Razr 2022: European price leaks as General Manager teases upcoming foldable smartphone
Motorola continues to tease the Razr 2022 on Chinese social media, with the company publishing several photos and videos so far. Meanwhile, European pricing has leaked, implying that the Razr 2022 could cost a fair bit more than the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4.
Honor Tablet 8 launches as Galaxy Tab S8 and Xiaomi Pad 5 competitor with a 12-inch display
Honor has introduced the Tablet 8, an Android-powered tablet that closely resembles the Galaxy Tab S8 and Xiaomi Pad 5. Equipped with up to 8 GB of RAM and Android 12, the Honor Tablet 8 is available in China with a choice of three colours and memory configurations.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 European prices leak with memory configurations
A new leak has outlined how much the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 will cost in Europe. With potential price rises for both models compared to their predecessors, it seems that a 1 TB version of the Galaxy Z Fold4 may not make it to European markets either.
Amazfit Band 7: New smartwatch resembling Xiaomi Smart Band 7 launches running Zepp OS with up to 28 days of battery life
Amazfit has presented the Band 7, a smartwatch that shares more similarities with the Xiaomi Smart Band 7 than its name. Available for US$49.99, the Amazfit Band 7 has a large display, plenty of health monitoring options and a variety of colour options. The Amazfit Band 7 is orderable now in multiple markets and can last up to 28 days between charges of its 232 mAh battery.
Hisense PX1-Pro: 4K ultra-short throw laser projector launches with Android TV 10, Dolby Vision HDR and HDMI 2.1 support
Hisense has introduced the PX1-Pro, a 4K DLP laser projector that relies on Android TV 10. Equipped with Hisense's TriChroma light engine, the PX1-Pro also has two HDMI 2.1 and USB Type-A ports. The Hisense PX1-Pro is orderable now in multiple markets and can create between 90-inch and 130-inch projections.
DIZO Watch D Sharp: Smartwatch from Realme TechLife ecosystem launches with a 1.75-inch display
Realme sub-brand DIZO has introduced the Watch D Sharp, a smartwatch that follows in the footsteps of the DIZO Watch D. Available in three colours, the DIZO Watch D Sharp has a 1.75-inch display, 5 ATM waterproofing, up to 14 days of battery life and smart controls, among other features.
Google Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro sales start in 13 countries with a significant Pixel 6a pre-order incentive
Google has started offering the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro in multiple markets. Available to order in far more countries than the Pixel 5a, the Pixel 6a will begin shipping next week, as will the Pixel Buds Pro. Google is offering a pre-order bonus worth £99.99 with Pixel 6a bonuses too.
Infinix Note 12 Pro 4G unleashed with a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, a 6.7-inch AMOLED and a 108 MP camera
Infinix has expanded Note 12 series with the Note 12 Pro 4G, a cheaper counterpart to the Note 12 Pro 5G. Equipped with a MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, the Note 12 Pro 4G also has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display and a 108 MP camera, among other features.
Apple releases iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, macOS 12.5 and watchOS 8.7
Apple has finally released new OS updates for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch following almost two months of beta testing. iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, macOS 12.5 and watchOS 8.7 are all available to download now and mainly focus on fixing bugs that existed in older builds.
ASUS Zenfone 9 to receive two years of OS updates and the same camera as the Nothing Phone (1) as full specifications leak
A leaker has provided more details about Zenfone 9, ASUS' next smartphone. Due to be officially presented in a few days, the ASUS Zenfone 9 will be a compact Android flagship powered by a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and with a 120 Hz OLED display. Unfortunately, the Zenfone 9 is rumoured to receive software updates for just two years and mid-range cameras.
Anbernic Win600 launches for US$314.99 with AMD Athlon Silver 3020e and Athlon Silver 3050e APUs
Anbernic has started offering the Win600, a compact gaming handheld powered by the AMD Athlon Silver 3020e or Athlon Silver 3050e. Also equipped with 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage, the Anbernic Win600 has a 5.96-inch display and starts at US$314.99.
Xiaomi Redmi G 2022 presented with a 2.5K and 165 Hz display, plus mid-range gaming hardware
Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi G 2022, a more compact take on the Redmi G 2021. Equipped with a choice of Intel Alder Lake-H series and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 series GPUs, the Redmi G 2022 is considerably smaller than the Redmi G 2021, thanks to its 16:10 display. All configurations feature a 16-inch display with a 2.5K resolution, a 165 Hz refresh rate and 500 nits of peak brightness.
TicWatch Pro 4: Mobvoi offers initial details about 'the Epic Front Runner' with new Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 chipset
Mobvoi has announced that a next-generation TicWatch smartwatch is in the works. Presumed to be the TicWatch Pro 4, Mobvoi has teased that the smartwatch has a robust design with ultra-fast performance and improved battery life. The TicWatch Pro 4 will be one of the first smartwatches with the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1, Qualcomm's latest smartwatch platform.
Nothing Phone (1) receives first software update with numerous new features and battery life improvements
Nothing has released software version 1.1.0 for the Phone (1), a small package that contains plenty of changes. Available to download now, the software update includes several promised features, as well as delivering several optimisations and improvements.
Samsung starts accepting reservations before Galaxy Unpacked event with up to US$200 in credits
Samsung is preparing to launch several new products, with its next Galaxy Unpacked event scheduled for August 10. Although Samsung has not announced any of its rumoured devices yet, it is taking Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 reservations in the US.
Lenovo ThinkCentre neo 50a 24 announced with Intel Alder Lake-H processors and Intel Arc A370M GPU
Lenovo has presented the ThinkCentre neo 50a 24 with an all-Intel set-up. Equipped with 45 W processors and discrete graphics, the ThinkCentre neo 50a 24 should deliver decent performance in a compact design. The ThinkCentre neo 50a 24 will be available in multiple markets from next month.
Xiaomi previews Redmi G 2022 with a 16:10 display and a more compact design
Xiaomi has teased the Redmi G 2022, another 16-inch gaming laptop. It seems that Xiaomi has a few changes to the Redmi G this time around, such as updating its design and including a 2.5K display with a 165 Hz refresh rate.
Xiaomi Smart Speaker IR Control: Feature-packed smart speaker debuts in India at a budget price
Xiaomi has started selling the Smart Speaker IR Control in India, where it costs INR 4,999 (~US$63). Featuring a 1.5-inch driver, the Smart Speaker IR Control also offers Google Assistant and Google Chromecast support, among other features.
Apple MacBook Air M2: Small modification brings better than MacBook Pro 13 performance to fanless laptop
It turns out that the latest MacBook Air can match or even outperform the M2-powered MacBook Pro 13. With a simple modification, the MacBook Air can maintain peak performance for longer, which should be useful for short bursts of intense activity.
Xiaomi Redmi K50i lands in three colours with a 144 Hz display and 'extreme performance'
Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi K50i, which it bills as offering 'extreme performance'. Equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset, the Redmi K50i also has LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 flash storage and a 144 Hz display. The Redmi K50i will be orderable later this week in India.
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 launch event as 'the biggest showcase of the year'
Qualcomm has already turned its attention to its next-generation flagship smartphone chipset, having recently introduced the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. Currently thought of as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the SoC will arrive a few weeks earlier than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 did last year.
New Apple MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 to launch with chipset refreshes and unchanged designs as late as spring 2023
Apple may not be engaging in an annual refresh of its more powerful MacBook Pro models. According to a new report from a renowned Apple analyst, revised MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 machines may launch this fall, but an early 2023 reveal is also likely. Both laptops should be available with M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets.
Corsair announces XENEON 32-inch gaming monitors with high refresh rates
Corsair has introduced the XENEON 32UHD144 and XENEON 32QHD240, both 32-inch gaming monitors. Equipped with 4K and 2.5K panels respectively, both XENEON monitors support high refresh rates, have slim display bezels and are orderable now in multiple markets.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 2022 leaks with minor changes from 2020 predecessor
It seems that Samsung is preparing to refresh the Galaxy Tab A7, a 10.4-inch tablet sold since 2020. While the 2022 edition will share many similarities with the outgoing model, Samsung has included a more powerful chipset.
Microsoft planned to release a cheaper Surface Duo with a plastic design
A cheaper Surface Duo has turned up on eBay, months after Microsoft cancelled the project. Codenamed Cronos, the Surface Duo 2 Lite or Surface Duo Go would have featured a plastic build with no Glance Bar, plus an 'upper mid-range chipset and rear-facing cameras.
MINISFORUM introduces mini-PCs based on NUC X15 laptop kits
MINISFORUM has teased two mini-PCs with thin and stylish designs. Based on Intel NUC X15 laptop kits, the pair will combine Intel Tiger Lake processors with discrete GPU options. Effectively a laptop without a display, the MINISFORUM NUCX15 and NUCX17 will be available later this year.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 5100 leaks as Snapdragon Wear W5 Gen 1 with generational battery life, performance and efficiency gains
Evan Blass has outlined details about the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 and W5+ Gen 1, two chipsets that will replace the Snapdragon Wear 4100 series. With process node, co-processor and GPU refinements, the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 series should deliver better battery life and performance for upcoming Mobvoi and Oppo smartwatches running Wear OS.Update: Qualcomm announces Snapdragon W5+ and W5 Platforms.
Official ASUS Zenfone 9 images leak ahead of next week's release
A well-known leaker has shared several high-quality renders of the Zenfone 9, ASUS' next compact flagship smartphone. Scheduled for release next week, the Zenfone 9 will feature an updated design, among other changes.
Next-generation Mobvoi TicWatch Pro details surface with an improved premium design and new health features
Initial signs of a next-generation TicWatch Pro smartwatch have emerged online. Currently thought of as the TicWatch Pro 4, the TicWatch Pro 3 series successor should feature a refined design and new health monitoring functionality, among other changes.
Honor Tablet 8 to launch on July 21 with a slim and eye-catching design reminiscent of the Xiaomi Pad 5
The Honor Tablet 8 is on the verge of launching in China. Due for release on July 21, the tablet will sport a thin chassis with narrow display bezels, a 12-inch display and a colourful back panel. The Honor Tablet 8 looks more than a bit like the Xiaomi Pad 5, though.
PrimeMini 5: Prime Computer refreshes mini-PC series with Intel Tiger Lake processors
Prime Computer has upgraded the PrimeMini 5 to Intel Tiger Lake processors. Available with up to the Core i7-1185G7, the PrimeMini 5 offers passive cooling and plenty of I/O within a 177 x 114 x 55 mm chassis. Prices start at €945 with a Core i3-1115G4, 8 GB of RAM and a 250 GB SSD.
WeAct RP2040 brings USB Type-C connectivity, 16 MB flash and a reset button to the Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller
The WeAct RP2040 may resemble the Raspberry Pi Pico, in large part because of its RP2040 microcontroller. However, WeAct has added a USB Type-C port and more QSPI flash, among other changes. The WeAct RP2040 starts at US$3.03 and rises to US$5.62 with 16 MB flash.
Xiaomi rolls out July 2022 security patch globally to Mi A3 as smartphone nears third anniversary
Xiaomi has rolled out another update for the Mi A3, its final Android One-based smartphone. With the Mi A3's third anniversary occurring later this month, V220.127.116.11.RFQMIXM could be the smartphone's penultimate update.
Amazfit GTR 4 and GTS 4 details leak along with device images
Specifications and details for two new Amazfit smartwatches have leaked online. The Amazfit GTR 4 and GTS 4 will feature larger batteries than their predecessors, among other changes. Amazfit plans to sell the pair with various watch strap designs, too.
Samsung unveils Galaxy M13 5G with another Galaxy M13 4G for India
Samsung has presented two new Galaxy M13 models, including the rumoured Galaxy M13 5G. While the pair sound like similar smartphones, the standard Galaxy M13 has more rear-facing cameras than the Galaxy M13 5G, among other differences.
Garmin Instinct 2 series receive more new features with another Alpha update
Garmin has released a second Alpha update for the Instinct 2 series in a week. Now on Alpha version 9.11, the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S have now support a compass lock feature within the reference point app, among other changes. Alpha version 9.11 is available to download now for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S.
Edge 30 Ultra: Motorola shares high-resolution camera sample from the Moto X30 Pro and its 200 MP sensor
Motorola continues to tease the Moto X30 Pro on Chinese social media ahead of the device's launch. Rumoured to be arriving globally as the Edge 30 Ultra, the Moto X30 Pro utilises the Samsung ISOCELL HP1, a 200 MP camera sensor. Although plenty of unknowns remain about Motorola's next flagship, a company executive has shared a high-resolution camera sample with his followers.
M2 MacBook Air stars in unboxing and teardown photos ahead of tomorrow's launch
The launch of the M2 MacBook Air is just a day away. In the meantime, unboxing and teardown photos of the new laptop have emerged online, highlighting its fanless design and minimal packaging.
Android 13 Beta 4 arrives for Pixel 4, Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 series with stable release a 'few weeks' away
Google has released Android 13 Beta 4 to all recent Pixel smartphones. Now on its final beta release, Android 13 has reached release candidate status and is now just a few weeks from a public release.
Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition design surfaces in Arc A380 review
Intel has not revealed the Arc A750 yet, but Gamers Nexus has provided a few details about the ACM-G10-based desktop graphics card in its Arc A380 review. Sporting a slick reference design, the Arc A750 is said to suffer from the same performance inconsistency as the Arc A380.
iQOO 10 Pro lands on Geekbench with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset a week before its release
iQOO is close to announcing the iQOO 10 series, including the iQOO 10 Pro. Ahead of next week's announcement, the iQOO 10 Pro has surfaced on Geekbench with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, 12 GB of RAM and Android 12.
NVIDIA announces 'Face Your Demons' bundle worth over US$125 for new GeForce RTX 30 series purchases
NVIDIA has started giving away a four-game bundle as part of its 'Face Your Demons' promotion. Said to be worth over US$125, the bundle can be redeemed against any purchase of an RTX 3080 or higher, plus if you purchase an appropriate laptop or pre-built PC.
Shuttle XPC XH510G2: Socket LGA1200 mini-PC announced with a PCIe x16 slot in a 5-litre chassis
Shuttle has presented the XPC XH510G2, a 5-litre mini PC that supports 65 W Intel processors. Not only does the Shuttle XPC XH510G2 feature numerous ports, it ships with M.2 and PCIe slots. The Shuttle XPC XH510G2 starts at €379 as a barebones system, including taxes.
Samsung Galaxy S22: New Bora Purple colour option debuts ahead of Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 launches
Samsung has introduced a new colour option for the Galaxy S22, and one that could also be making its way to the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4. Known as Bora Purple, the colour option should be available on the Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra at some stage too.
SilverStone ECS07 transforms an M.2 2280 slot into a 5-port SATA 3.0 expansion card
SilverStone has introduced the ECS07, an unusual device that resembles a thick SSD. However, the SilverStone ECS07 brings expands SATA 3.0 connectivity within a small form factor. The SilverStone ECS07 supports five SATA 3.0 ports running at 6 Gbps each; pricing has not been announced yet.
Steam OS could be optimised for AMD Ryzen 7 6800U handheld consoles
GPD has confirmed Valve's intentions to optimise Steam OS for new gaming handhelds that ship with Windows 11 by default. To be available for AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-backed machines first, the cooperation between GPD and Valve could allow other manufacturers to release Steam OS images for their latest gaming handhelds too.
Honor X40i launches with an unusual design and in striking colourways
Honor has unveiled the X40i, a MediaTek Dimensity 700-powered handset with a 6.7-inch display and a 50 MP primary camera. Designed with a more eye-catching design than most smartphones, the Honor X40i also has a 4,000 mAh battery that supports 40 W fast charging. The Honor X40i starts at CNY 1,599 (~US$238) with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 teased with a refined design and even a TrackPoint
Lenovo has lifted the lid on a successor to the ThinkPad X1 Fold. With an improved design for both the laptop and its detachable keyboard, the presumed ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 should improve upon the original model in multiple areas. The newer model should rely on more powerful and efficient Intel processors too.
Samsung releases another One UI Watch 4.5 beta update for the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic
Samsung has introduced a fourth beta update for the Galaxy Watch4 series as it readies One UI Watch 4.5 for public consumption. With only a few bug fixes and changes, R8xxXXU1ZVG3 only makes minor improvements to the operating system that some people are currently testing on their Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic smartwatches.
Qualcomm teases 'the clock is ticking' on next-generation Snapdragon Wear platform
Qualcomm has hinted to fans that it is on the verge of announcing new smartwatch chipsets. Rumoured to be the Snapdragon Wear 5100 and Snapdragon Wear 5100+, the chipsets could make their way into Wear OS smartwatches later this year and beyond. Qualcomm's next-generation smartwatches are expected to feature some similarities with the Wear 4100 and Wear 4100+, but there should be some major changes too.
Apple Studio Display Pro with Mini LED backlights and ProMotion technology delayed until 2023
According to new reports, Apple has elected to postpone its next-generation external monitor until early 2023. Initially rumoured to arrive this year, the so-called Studio Display Pro may not directly replace the Pro Display XDR, despite featuring a ProMotion panel with Mini LED backlights like the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16.
Oppo A97 launches in China with a MediaTek Dimensity 810 and 12 GB of RAM
Oppo has unveiled the A97 in China with a 5G chipset. Available with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, the Oppo A97 launches with Android 12, two colour options and a 90 Hz display. The Oppo A97 is only orderable in China for now, where it costs CNY 2,099 (~US$312).
Realme Notebook Air presented with comparisons drawn against Apple MacBook Air M1
Realme has announced a new compact laptop in China. Equipped with a low-powered Intel Core i3 processor, the Realme Notebook Air has a 16:10 display and a 54 Wh battery within a 1.36 kg and a 14.9 mm chassis at its thinnest point. Realme insists on comparing the Notebook Air against the old Apple MacBook Air M1, despite the limited similarities between the pair.
Nothing Phone (1) launches for £399 or £449 without an invite code
Nothing has finally launched the Phone (1) after engaging in OnePlus levels of hype to promote the smartphone. While Nothing pushes the Phone (1) through an invite-only system, it is already possible to purchase freely. Thankfully, Nothing has confirmed the smartphone's full specifications, along with when it will start shipping pre-orders.
UP 4000: Single-board computer announced with Intel x86 processors and up to 8 GB of RAM
AAEON and UP Board have introduced the UP 4000, a single-board computer powered by Intel x86 processors. Starting at US$116.10, the UP 4000 can be pre-ordered for up to US$233.10 with the Pentium N4200, 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash storage.
Samsung teases 'more features to be announced' for One UI Watch 4.5 as Q3 2022 release confirmed
Samsung has confirmed availability for One UI Watch 4.5 later this quarter. Starting with the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, One UI Watch 4.5 may gain more features when the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro arrive in August.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 series and Galaxy Buds2 Pro appear in Galaxy Wearable app before August launches
Samsung has offered up more hints about what wearables it plans to release in the next few months. Potentially as an Easter Egg for Samsung fans, the appearance of both the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Buds2 Pro in the Galaxy Wearable app predates their release by well over a month.
Honor Tablet 8 leaks with a 2K display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset
According to reports, Honor is working on a new mid-range tablet. Rumoured to be running on the Snapdragon 680 4G, the Honor Tablet 8 could also feature a 2K display and reasonably fast charging. There is no word on a global release yet, though.
Garmin Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S receive bug fixes and new features with Alpha version 9.10 update
Garmin has announced Alpha version 9.10 for the Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S, two of its mid-range smartwatches. Available to download now, Alpha version 9.10 contains many bug fixes and a few new features too.
Nokia T10: Android 12 tablet introduced for US$159 with LTE connectivity and second screen support when paired to a Windows PC
HMD Global has presented the Nokia T10, an affordable tablet running Android 12. Priced at US$159, the Nokia T10 is available with LTE connectivity and can serve as a Windows PC's secondary display. The Nokia T10 should receive 2 years of OS updates and 3 years of monthly security updates, too.
Samsung confirms Expert RAW app changes for Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold2
Samsung has announced changes for its Expert RAW app. While the camera app has gained new features, it will not support the Galaxy S20 Ultra's telephoto camera. Neither the Galaxy S20 Ultra, nor the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra or the Galaxy Z Fold2 will support Expert RAW until September at the earliest, either.
AOC Gaming U28G2XU2: 28-inch gaming monitor revealed with 4K, 144 Hz and VESA DisplayHDR 400 support
AOC has revealed the Gaming U28G2XU2, a 28-inch monitor packed with gaming features. With a 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms GtG response times, the Gaming U28G2XU2 should be suitable for gamers of all kinds. The AOC Gaming U28G2XU2 will be orderable later this month in multiple markets.
Motorola offers first look at Razr 3, launching as Motorola Razr 2022
Lenovo Mobile has teased the Motorola Razr 3, officially called the Motorola Razr 2022. While many details remain unknown, Motorola has also shared a marketing video teasing the upcoming foldable smartphone.
LG Rollable: Demo emerges of cancelled Explorer Project prototype
LG may have cancelled the Rollable, but someone has got their hands on a prototype unit. With a motorised mechanism and a flexible AMOLED display, the LG Rollable could have been one of the most unusual and exciting smartphones, particularly with the advent of Android 12L.
ZTE Axon 40 Pro launches globally with enticing specs at a reasonable price
ZTE has started selling the Axon 40 Pro outside China. Equipped with plenty of high-end hardware, the Axon 40 Pro is a cheaper alternative to the Axon 40 Ultra. The Axon 40 Pro is orderable in the Eurozone, UK and the US, where it is available in two memory configurations and colours.
RedMagic Gaming Monitor presented with a 27-inch, 4K, 160 Hz and Mini LED display
RedMagic has introduced an eponymous gaming monitor, only released in China for now. While the RedMagic Gaming Monitor resembles many other gaming monitors, it has a few tricks up its sleeve, including Mini LED backlights. The RedMagic Gaming Monitor operates at 4K and 160 Hz too, making it suitable for fast-paced gaming.
Garmin rolls out Alpha version 9.15 to Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series with changes and improvements
Garmin has released a new early access software update to several of its latest smartwatches. Currently, the Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series are eligible for Alpha version 9.15, which adds support for new features and fixes several outstanding issues. Alpha version 9.15 is available to download now through Garmin's website.
Amazfit GTS 4 Mini launches with various upgrades from GTS 2 Mini for US$119.99 before Indian reveal
Amazfit has presented the GTS 4 Mini with up to 15 days of battery life and a 1.65-inch AMOLED display. Already available in the US for US$119.99, the Amazfit GTS 4 Mini is also coming to India, where it will be orderable from third-party retailers like Amazon.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 certified by FCC ahead of late August release
The FCC has certified the Galaxy Z Fold4, a crucial step in the road to the device's release. Expected to debut on August 26, the FCC appears to confirm that the Galaxy Z Fold4 will support a Samsung S Pen, along with the latest mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity standards.
Banana Pi BPI-Leaf-S3: ESP32-S3-based device arrives for US$7.50
Banana Pi has introduced the BPI-Leaf-S3, a 65.25 x 26 mm device powered by the Espressif Systems ESP32-S3. Available for US$7.50, the Banana Pi BPI-Leaf-S3 also has 8 MB of flash storage, 2 MB of SPRAM, Wi-Fi 4 connectivity and dual 22-pin headers, among other features.
Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel Buds A-Series all receive healthy discounts ahead of Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro release
Google has reduced the price of the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel Buds A-Series, shortly before it starts selling the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro. Funnily enough, Google's reductions bring the Pixel 6 to within US$50 of the Pixel 6a, despite having a superior display and a higher megapixel primary camera.
LG V50 ThinQ gains Android 12 update in South Korea and the US
The V50 ThinQ has finally received Android 12, over three years after LG released the device. Available in South Korea and the US, the OS upgrade is the final major update for the V50 ThinQ, which has a Snapdragon 855 SoC, a 1440p display and a Dual Screen accessory.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra: Pricing leaks for upcoming 200 MP flagship smartphone
Reportedly, Motorola has settled on pricing for the Edge 30 Ultra, the global version of the Moto X30 Pro. While a worldwide release date is not yet known, leaked pricing suggests that Motorola will price the Edge 30 Ultra aggressively. The Edge 30 Ultra is expected to feature the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, as well as a 200 MP primary camera.
Apple Watch Extreme could launch as Apple Watch Pro with exclusive features and a US$1,000 price tag
According to reports, the rumoured Apple Watch Extreme could arrive as the Apple Watch Pro instead. As the latter's name suggests, it will contain a few features that regular Apple Watch Series models lack. Unsurprisingly, the Apple Watch Pro will also command a 'Pro' launch price.
New PCI IDs point to multiple NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 desktop and laptop graphics cards in development
It seems that NVIDIA has several RTX 40 series graphics cards in development, including multiple SKUs destined for laptops. With new desktop graphics card due this autumn, NVIDIA is expected to wait until the end of the year or early 2023 before announcing Lovelace-based mobile laptop graphics cards.
AOKZOE A1: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U handheld starts on Kickstarter tomorrow from US$899
The AOKZOE A1 is an 8-inch gaming handheld powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and Radeon 680M. Shipping with up to 32 GB of LPDDR5X-6400 RAM, the AOKZOE A1 will be available to order on Kickstarter from tomorrow, starting at US$899. Prices will reach US$1,299 for the top-tier variant, though.
One UI 5.0 changes highlighted with refinements for Samsung Galaxy devices as part of Android 13 upgrade
Screenshots and a video from an internal One UI 5.0 build have surfaced online. Expected to debut in public beta soon, One UI 5.0 appears to make minor changes from One UI 4. Android 13 and One UI 5.0 should start rolling out this autumn.
Xiaomi 12 Lite launches for US$399 with a 120 Hz display and a 108 MP camera in a 7.29 mm chassis
Xiaomi has unveiled the 12 Lite, its latest mid-range smartphone. Powered by a Snapdragon 778G and a 4,300 mAh battery, the Xiaomi 12 Lite also has a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 108 MP rear-facing camera. The Xiaomi 12 Lite is available in three colours and three memory configurations, starting at US$399.
Beyerdynamic Free Byrd: First wireless earbuds from audio specialist arrive with Qualcomm aptX Adaptive support, 11 hours battery life and ANC
Beyerdynamic has introduced the Free Byrd, its first pair of TWS earbuds. With ANC, Transparency Mode and up to 11 hours of battery life, the Beyerdynamic Free Byrd contains plenty of features for its US$249 price tag. Beyerdynamic is offering the Free Byrd earbuds in multiple markets, not just the US.
Oppo A97 5G: Details about upcoming mid-range smartphone leak from multiple sources
Oppo is preparing to release another mid-range smartphone under its A series. Revealed as the Oppo A97 5G, the handset will be available in three colours with a familiar design. The Oppo A97 5G will arrive in China ahead of other markets.
Vivo Y77 launched in China with a MediaTek Dimensity 930, 120 Hz display and up to 12 GB of RAM
Vivo has announced a second version of the Y77, having already introduced the Y77 5G. Equipped with a Dimensity 930 chipset, the Vivo Y77 also has a large display, up to 12 GB of RAM and a 120 Hz refresh rate, among other features.
Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 now available in multiple markets with AMD Barcelo and Intel Alder Lake processors
Dell has begun selling the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 in AMD Barcelo and Intel Alder Lake flavours. Billed as the Inspiron 14 7425 and Inspiron 14 7420 respectively, the pair feature plenty of ports and a 14-inch touchscreen display.
Dell Inspiron 14 5425: 14-inch laptop revealed with AMD Barcelo APUs
Dell has presented the Inspiron 14 5425, a 14-inch laptop powered by AMD Barcelo APUs, up to 16 GB of RAM and a 54 Wh battery. Orderable for US$899.99, the Inspiron 14 5425 has a 1200p display, up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G: Launch date leaks for Nothing Phone (1) competitor
Rumour has it that Xiaomi has scheduled the release of its next Lite smartphone a day after the debut of the Nothing Phone (1). With a Snapdragon 778G chipset, a 120 Hz AMOLED display, and a 108 MP primary camera, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G could prove fierce competition for Nothing's first smartphone.
Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 presented with a 2.2K 14-inch display, powerful hardware and a stylish design
Dell has introduced the Inspiron 14 Plus (7420), a 14-inch laptop based on the Intel Alder Lake-H platform. Also available with an optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPU, the Inspiron 14 Plus starts at US$1,349.99 and is orderable now.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro: Design leaks for next-generation premium earbuds with changes from current model
The design of the Galaxy Buds2 Pro has leaked, a month before the earbuds' anticipated launch. Rumoured to be unveiled alongside the Galaxy Watch5 series and next-generation Galaxy Z foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro will feature an updated design and should launch in at least three colours.
Project Cambria: Next-generation Oculus VR headset to launch as Meta Quest Pro
According to reports, Meta has settled on the name of a new VR headset. Although the device is no longer expected to arrive as the Quest 2 Pro, it will be the long-rumoured Project Cambria. The Meta Quest Pro could cost upwards of US$1,000 when it arrives this autumn, though.
Xiaomi Redmi K50S Pro certified with 3C in China with 120 W charging ahead of launch
Xiaomi has certified another smartphone in China, following the release of the Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro and the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. Next up is the Redmi K50S Pro, which is expected to launch globally as the Xiaomi 12T Pro, one member of the Xiaomi 12T series.
Xiaomi Redmi K50i: Launch date and availability teased as prices, configurations and colours leak
Xiaomi is on the verge of launching the Redmi K50i series in India. Having announced a release date for the Redmi K50i and Redmi K50i Pro, the company has shared a slew of teasers on social media. The Redmi K50i and Redmi K50i Pro will be exclusive to India, although Xiaomi sells them under different names in other markets.
Huawei Watch FIT 2 receives July 2022 update with improved compatibility for iOS devices
Huawei has introduced a new update for the Watch FIT 2, one of its newer fitness trackers. Rolling out in Europe, HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 includes improved iOS integration, among other changes.
ASUS ZenBook Pro 16X OLED launches in Europe for €2,999 with a 4K touchscreen display and a unique design
ASUS has finally started selling the ZenBook Pro 16X OLED, some two months after unveiling the laptop. With an unusual design, the ZenBook Pro 16X OLED also features Intel Alder Lake-H series processors and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU.
Vivo Y77 5G: New mid-range Android smartphone presented with MediaTek Dimensity chipset and a 50 MP camera
Vivo has introduced the Y77 5G, a mid-range smartphone launched in China ahead of a Malaysian release. Launched for CNY 1,299 (~US$195), the Vivo Y77 5G has a MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of expandable storage, among other features. The Vivo Y77 5G ships with Android 12, too.
Next-generation NUC X15 Laptop Kit details leak with Intel Arc dGPU options
Specifications about an upcoming NUC X15 refresh has emerged online. Equipped with a Core i7-12700H processor, Intel's reference gaming laptop will be available with a choice of two in-house GPUs, both with user-replaceable RAM and storage.
Alldocube iNote presented with MediaTek Helio P90 chipset in a 10.5-inch tablet chassis
Alldocube has released the iNote, a new budget Android tablet powered by the MediaTek Helio P90. Also equipped with a 10.5-inch display, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of expandable storage, the Alldocube iNote retails for CNY 1,099 (~US$164) in China.
Roborock S7 Pro Ultra: New robot vacuum launches in Europe with a 3-in-1 dock at a €250 discount
Roborock has introduced the S7 Pro Ultra, a robot vacuum that offers 5,100 Pa of suction and relies on a LiDAR navigation system. While the Roborock S7 Pro Ultra will retail for close to the retail price of the S7 MaxV Ultra, a hefty initial discount brings it below €1,000 with its 3-in-1 dock included.
Apple Watch 'Extreme Sports' edition to launch with a robust design, larger display and more substantial battery life
According to new reports, Apple plans to release an alternative to the standard Watch Series refresh this year. Reputedly, the company is working on an 'Extreme Sports' model with plenty of changes from the rumoured Watch Series 8.
Nintendo presents Switch OLED Special Edition with Splatoon 3 visuals
Nintendo has refreshed the Switch OLED model in time for the release of Splatoon 3. Like the cheaper Switch, the Switch OLED has received a special edition livery with colour Joy-Cons, a customised dock and a themed chassis.
ASUS ROG Phone 6: Teardown video showcases attempts to cool the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
WekiHome has shared a teardown video of the ROG Phone 6, one of two gaming smartphones that ASUS has announced this week. Unsurprisingly, ASUS has worked hard at optimising cooling, with a large vapour cooling system and a lot of thermal paste.
Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G launch teased as European retailers reveal pricing
Xiaomi has finally started teasing the global release of the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G, an apparent competitor to the upcoming Nothing Phone (1). While Xiaomi looks to keep a lid on details about the mid-range smartphone, European retailers have posted listings for two storage configurations that hint at a higher starting price than last year's Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE.
Garmin Forerunner 955 series receives software version 11.12 with bug fixes and improvements
Garmin has presented software version 11.12 for the Forerunner 955 series, a stable update that is gradually reaching eligible smartwatches. Released a month after the series' introduction, software version 11.12 aims to fix a few outstanding bugs, while also making a few improvements to the smartwatch's operation.
Xiaomi releases Band 7 Pro firmware update with various improvements and optimisations
Xiaomi may have just announced the Band 7 Pro, but it has already issued a firmware update. Released in China, firmware 1.2.22 brings WeChat support, among other changes. The Band 7 Pro sells in China for CNY 399 (~US$60), where it is available in multiple colours.
MacBook Air M2: Apple announces pre-order and global shipping dates for redesigned laptop
Apple has confirmed pre-order and shipping dates for the new MacBook Air, one of two Apple M2-powered products announced so far. With a redesigned chassis and features from last year's MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16, the new MacBook Air could be a better choice for most people than the refreshed MacBook Pro 13.
Gigabyte S55U briefly arrives on Newegg with a 55-inch VA panel and 4K/120 Hz capabilities
Gigabyte has launched its S55U gaming monitor, with Newegg offering limited quantities of in the US. With a 55-inch panel operating at 4K and 120 Hz, the Gigabyte S55U masters current generation games consoles. The absence of DisplayPort connections is a shame, with four HDMI ports present instead.
ASUS Cetra True Wireless Pro earbuds unveiled with several innovations ahead of autumn 2022 launch
ASUS has presented the Cetra True Wireless Pro with a wireless and wired design. Launching later this year, the Cetra True Wireless Pro supports Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound and aptX Adaptive, plus an ESS 9280 Quad-DAC if you use its bundled adapter. The ASUS Cetra True Wireless Pro will arrive with active noise cancellation (ANC) too, among other features.
Huawei Watch 3: July 2022 update arrives with HarmonyOS 2.1 containing a few changes
Huawei has revealed HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124, an update for the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro that the company is rolling out globally. Available through the Huawei Health app, the update brings the Huawei Watch 3 series onto HarmonyOS 2.1, as well as expanding the smartwatch series' language support.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 to launch with 50 MP primary camera with the camera design of the Galaxy Z Fold3
According to a new report, Samsung will not refine the camera design of the Galaxy Z Fold for this year's model. Instead, the Galaxy Z Fold4 is now rumoured to maintain the Galaxy Z Fold3 camera housing, contrary to previous rumours. A new 50 MP primary could be due for the Galaxy Z Fold4 though, albeit potentially the same one found in the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and the Vivo X Fold.
MSI Modern AM272 refreshed with Intel Alder Lake processors in a 27-inch AIO design
MSI has upgraded its Modern all-in-one desktop PC. Moving up from the Modern AM271 to the Modern AM272, the AIO features a subtle redesign with Intel Alder Lake processors. With up to a Core i7-1260P, the Modern AM272 should deliver excellent performance while maximising desk space.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra teardown video highlights the scale of the Sony IMX989 and reduced Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 power consumption under load
The first teardown video of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra has been published online, showcasing what Xiaomi has managed to pack inside its new premier smartphone. Not only has Xiaomi included a monstrous camera system, but it has also included an impressive cooling system that keeps the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 in check.
DJI Mini 3 Pro firmware update arrives with various new features, improvements and fixes for compact drone
DJI has released a firmware update for the Mini 3 Pro, its latest 249 g drone. Not only has the company updated the drone's firmware, it has also issued updates for its RC-N1 and RC remote controllers. All updates are rolling out now as over-the-air (OTA) updates.
Garmin releases Alpha version 22.73 software update to Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches
Garmin has announced a new Alpha software update for the Fenix 6 series, also available to Enduro, Tactix and MARQ series smartwatches. With Alpha version 22.73, Garmin has added several features while also fixing over half-a-dozen outstanding bugs. Alpha version 22.73 is to download and install now.
Teclast M40S announced with a 10.1-inch FHD display and Unisoc Tiger T610 chipset
Teclast has unveiled the M40S, a budget tablet powered by a Unisoc Tiger T610 chipset. Debuting in Japan for JPY 25,900 (~US$191), the Teclast M40S has 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, among other features.
AYA NEO SLIDE: Prototype showcased in company presentation video
AYA NEO has shown off the SLIDE, a gaming handheld that it unveiled in May. With a design resembling the GPD Win 3, the AYA NEO SLIDE should be available later this year with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U APU and a Radeon 680M iGPU.
Huawei Tag arrives as a cheaper alternative to the Apple AirTag
Huawei has unveiled a competitor to the Apple AirTag, marketed simply as the Apple AirTag. The Huawei Tag and the Apple AirTag lookalike, and there are even some technical similarities between the two products. Unsurprisingly, Huawei undercuts the Apple AirTag on price.
HTC A101 presented as a mid-range Android tablet with a 10-inch display and a metal body
HTC has unveiled a new tablet that directly competes with Apple's budget iPad. With a 10-inch IPS display, expandable storage and a metal chassis, the HTC A101 has the basis of a decent, if cheaper, Android tablet. There are a few drawbacks though, not least the tablet's thick display bezels.
Xiaomi confirms state of Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro and Xiaomi 12S Ultra availability following launch
Xiaomi presented the Xiaomi 12S in China and on global social media channels yesterday, implying that the likes of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra could be available globally. Unfortunately, the entire Xiaomi 12S may only be available in other countries if you import the smartphones from mainland China, mirroring availability for the MIX 4.
OnePlus 10T: Prices and more specifications leak for impending mid-generation refresh
It seems that the launch of the OnePlus 10T is almost upon us. Not only have render images leaked, but Amazon briefly listed the handset on its website. Unsurprisingly, the retailer has confirmed a few specifications, plus an alleged launch price.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic receive One UI Watch 4.5 Beta 3 based on Wear OS 3.5
Samsung is rolling out a new update to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. Currently, the pair are eligible for One UI Watch 4.5 Beta 3, which Samsung still bases on Wear OS 3.5. Packed with various changes and optimisations from its predecessor, One UI Watch 4.5 Beta 3 arrives alongside an updated Watch4 Manager app.
Huawei Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro presented with 120 Hz OLED displays, 50 MP RYYB cameras and stylish designs
Huawei has unveiled the Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro, two mid-range smartphones that pack plenty of features. With 50 MP RYYB primary and 60 MP ultra-wide-angle cameras, the pair should be capable of taking on many other competing smartphones. Only unveiled in China so far, the Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro also rely on the Snapdragon 778G chipset and have 120 Hz OLED displays.
AYN LOKI Zero introduced with AMD Athlon Silver 3050e APU from US$199
AYN Technologies has unveiled the LOKI Zero, a 6-inch gaming handheld that retails for US$199. Equipped with an AMD Athlon Silver 3050e APU, the LOKI Zero also has DDR4 RAM, a 40.5 Wh battery and an optional NVMe SSD.
Apple Watch Series 8 to launch with a larger display option than current models
According to a renowned analyst, Apple has decided to upgrade the size of the Watch Series display again this year. While the Watch Series 7 is available with up to a 1.9-inch display, Ross Young claims that Apple will push the Watch Series 8 to within touching distance of 2-inches.
Xiaomi Book Pro 16 2022 revealed with 4K OLED touchscreen display, 70 Wh battery and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 GPU
Xiaomi has introduced the Book Pro 16 2022 with Intel Alder Lake-P processors and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 GPU. Also equipped with LPDDR5 RAM, PCIe 4.0 storage, and a 4K OLED touchscreen display, the Xiaomi Book Pro 16 2022 contains plenty of powerful hardware within its compact and lightweight chassis.
Xiaomi 12 Pro returns with MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus chipset refresh
Xiaomi has unveiled the Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimensity, the world's first smartphone with the Dimensity 9000+ chipset. Available in two colours and with up to 12 GB of RAM, the Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimensity will be familiar to fans of the Xiaomi 12 Pro.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra: New camera flagship debuts with Sony IMX989 1-inch camera and Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset
Xiaomi has lifted the lid on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, its latest premier smartphone. Equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and impressive camera hardware, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra also has a high-resolution display and up to 512 GB of storage, among other features.
Xiaomi Book Pro 14 2022: 14-inch OLED laptop announced with Intel Alder Lake processors and optional NVIDIA GeForce GPUs
Xiaomi has unveiled the Book Pro 14 2022 with an OLED display and a choice between two 28 W processors. Configurable with the GeForce MX550 or the GeForce RTX 2050 too, the Book Pro 14 2022 starts at CNY 6,799 (~US$1,016) in China.
Xiaomi 12S arrives with camera and chipset upgrades in the same compact design as the Xiaomi 12
Xiaomi has unveiled the Xiaomi 12S, which retains the design and footprint of the Xiaomi 12. Xiaomi has upgraded its smaller flagship smartphone in a few key areas though, including its primary camera and SoC. The Xiaomi 12S starts at CNY 3,999 (~US$598) with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Xiaomi 12S Pro: Re-worked Xiaomi 12 Pro launches in China with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and Leica-tuned cameras
Xiaomi has presented the 12S Pro with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. Essentially a more powerful version of the Xiaomi 12 Pro, the Xiaomi 12S Pro also has Leica-tuned cameras, a 1440p display and a 4,600 mAh that supports 120 W fast charging. The Xiaomi 12S Pro starts at CNY 4,699 (~US$702) in China and is available with up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
AOKZOE A1: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U-powered gaming handheld launching soon in Standard and Ultimate Editions
AOKZOE has outlined more details about the A1, which will ship with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U. Soon to be available in Standard and Ultimate Editions, the AOKZOE A1 will offer up to 32 GB of LPDDR5X-6400 RAM and a 65 Wh battery, among other features.
Anbernic Win600 to launch with Windows 10 and Steam OS compatibility from US$300
Anbernic has outlined more details about the Win600, a gaming handheld designed to run Steam OS or Windows 10. The Anbernic Win600 will be available with AMD Athlon 3000e APUs, a Radeon RX Vega 3 iGPU and 8 GB of RAM. All configurations feature 8 GB of RAM, a 39 Wh battery and a 5.94-inch display too.
Gigaset GS5 Lite: Mid-range smartphone with Android 12 and a 4,500 mAh removable battery launches in Europe
Gigaset has presented the GS5 Lite, an affordable Android 12 smartphone with a removable battery. Also equipped with a large and bright 1080p display, the Gigaset GS5 Lite retails for €249 and is available in two colours.
Apple Mac Studio lands on Certified Refurbished program with up to US$400 in savings
Apple has added the Mac Studio to its Certified Refurbished program. With 10% savings on new models, the Certified Refurbished program could be a good option for those who do not qualify for Apple's student pricing.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL gain VoLTE roaming support in final updates
Google has released new updates to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, its most recent flagship smartphones whose software coverage has expired. For some reason, Google has still decided to introduce VoLTE roaming for both smartphones nearly four years after their release.
Creoqode Lyra+ transforms Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 into a gaming handheld with a QLED IPS display
Creoqode has introduced the Lyra+, a different take on the modern gaming handheld. Rather than utilising an x86-based AMD or Intel processor, the Creoqode Lyra+ relies on ARM hardware in the form of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. The Creoqode Lyra+ also has an OLED display and a 6,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Google Pixel 6 Pro rumoured to receive face unlock support after Android 13 and Pixel 7 series releases
According to reports, Google continues to develop face unlock support for the Pixel 6 Pro. The feature's release may now coincide with Android 13 and the Pixel 7 series though, both scheduled for the autumn.
MacBook Pro 13 teardown reveals few innovations between Apple M1 and Apple M2 models
The latest MacBook Pro 13 with Apple M2 offers barely any advantages over its Apple M1-based predecessor. In fact, this year's model is saddled with a few drawbacks, which iFixit has detailed in its latest teardown video.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 launch software detailed with various improvements to One UI Watch and Wear OS
Evan Blass has provided details about One UI Watch 4.5, the launch software for the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro. Based on Wear OS 3.5, One UI Watch 4.5 will support dual-SIM connectivity and a full keyboard, among other changes.
Fossil Gen 6 Venture Edition: Mid-generation refresh arrives running Wear OS 2
Fossil has introduced a new version of the Gen 6, the company's most recent smartwatch. Still running the Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus and Wear OS 2, the Fossil Gen 6 Venture Edition comes with a different watch strap, a slightly different design and retails for US$299.
Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G lands with specifications to take on the Nothing Phone (1)
Xiaomi has revealed the 12 Lite 5G, a sideways step from the 11 Lite 5G NE but one that should compete against the upcoming Nothing Phone (1). The Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G has a larger battery than its predecessor, plus improved cameras and fast wired charging, among other changes.
Nothing Ear (1) Stick: Specifications, design and price tag leaks for upcoming earbud refresh
Nothing is preparing to refresh the Ear (1), soon to also be offered as the Ear (1) Stick. With a different charging case and the same price tag, it remains to be seen how Nothing will distinguish the Ear (1) from the Ear (1) Stick.
Xiaomi Book Pro 2022 to feature a brighter, more vivid and higher resolution display than many other laptops
Xiaomi has confirmed more features about its next laptop, dubbed the Book Pro 2022. While the Xiaomi Book Pro 2022 will resemble the MacBook Air, it will feature an advanced display with a high native resolution and peak brightness, plus excellent colour accuracy. The Xiaomi Book Pro 2022 will arrive alongside other Xiaomi devices, like the Xiaomi 12S Ultra and the Smart Band 7 Pro.
Xiaomi shares Xiaomi 12S series camera samples with Xiaomi 12S Ultra to feature new flagship Sony IMX989 sensor
Xiaomi has confirmed yet more details about the forthcoming Xiaomi 12S series, including the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. Not only has the company shared camera samples from its latest flagship smartphones, but it has published a video concerning its cooperation with Leica.
OnePlus 10T: Cheaper option in the OnePlus 10 family leaks without Hasselblad branding or an alert slider
The ever-reliable OnLeaks has shared details about the OnePlus 10T, a cheaper alternative to the OnePlus 10 Pro. To be released without Hasselblad branding or an alert slider, the OnePlus 10T is expected to feature a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and an AMOLED display with an LTPO 2.0 backplane for variable refresh rates.
Nothing Phone (1): Leaked European prices confirm higher starting price than the Google Pixel 6a as general availability date surfaces
It seems that Nothing will maintain its invite-only system for the Phone (1) until October. The same leak has also confirmed that the Nothing Phone (1) will be available in three memory configurations. Also, it turns out that the Nothing Phone (1) will cost more than the Pixel 6a too, despite its reliance on a weaker SoC.
DevTerm Kit: Portable computer gains Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 compatibility
Clockwork has started selling an adapter for the DevTerm Kit, allowing it to work with the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. Retailing for US$19, the adapter gives the CM4 SO-DIMM connectors and also comes with a heatsink and a Wi-Fi gain antenna.
Garmin introduces changes and improvements for Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches with Alpha version 9.14
Garmin has brought a raft of new features to several of its latest flagship smartwatches. With Alpha version 9.14, Garmin is testing out multiple changes for the Epix 2, Fenix 7 and Quatix 7 series. However, there are a few known issues, including a possible lag incurred when using Connect IQ widgets.
Huawei Band 7 receives June 2022 HarmonyOS 2 software update with various changes and fixes
Huawei has released HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 to the Band 7, an update that is rolling out now in some markets. Available as an 11 MB download, HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 brings a few improvements to the Band 7, which Huawei released last month globally.
New AYN LOKI Mini Pro configurations announced with Intel Core i3-1215U from US$349
AYN Technologies has presented another two LOKI Mini Pro configurations, one of four models in the AYN LOKI series. Now available with the Intel Core i3-1215U, the LOKI Mini Pro can also be equipped with a larger battery, plus the same 128 GB SSD and 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM.
Sony Inzone M3 and Inzone M9 gaming monitors announced with PlayStation 5 design elements
Sony has introduced the Inzone M3 and Inzone M9 with high refresh rate panels. Featuring designs that would fit nicely next to a PlayStation 5, the Inzone M3 and Inzone M9 are 27-inch gaming monitors that support DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1, among other features.
Raspberry Pi Pico W, Pico H and Pico WH introduced with 802.11n Wi-Fi and a new 3-pin debug connector
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has unveiled new Raspberry Pi Pico boards. Starting at US$5 for the Pico H, the Foundation has priced the Pico W and Pico WH at US$6 and US$7, respectively. While the Pico W and Pico H are orderable from today, the Pico WH will not launch until August.
Specifications for Motorola 'Devon', 'Tundra', 'Maui' and 'Victoria' smartphones leak ahead of upcoming releases
According to reports, Motorola will launch at least four more smartphones before the end of 2022. Ranging from the budget 'Maui' to the high-end 'Tundra', Motorola's upcoming smartphone will join the likes of the Edge 30 series and recent Moto G series refreshes, which Motorola introduced earlier this year.
Details about unreleased Motorola flagship smartphones leak with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 due
Evan Blass has leaked details of what he believes could be the Edge 40 series. Potentially an Edge 40 Pro and a Moto G300 too, 'Bronco' and 'Canyon' are thought to feature 165 Hz displays and up to 12 GB of RAM. Purportedly, both will rely on flagship chipsets too, but Canyon will be the only of the two with Qualcomm's next-generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
AYA NEO NEXT 2: New gaming handheld presented with Steam Deck looks and Intel Arc dGPU or AMD Radeon RX 6000 options
AYA NEO has revealed the NEXT 2, a gaming handheld that will be available with Intel and AMD processors. While the latter will feature RDNA 2-based iGPUs, AYA NEO plans to offer the former with dedicated GPU options from the Intel Arc Graphics family. AYA NEO has drawn heavily from the design of the Steam Deck too.
Cubot Pocket: Ultra-small smartphone launches globally with a 4-inch display and Android 11
Cubot has started selling the Pocket, a miniature smartphone running Android 11. Measuring 119 x 58 x 12.5 mm, the Cubot Pocket has a 4-inch display, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable storage. Cubot sells the Pocket through Amazon and AliExpress in three colours.
Garmin integrates blood glucose monitoring and swimming aerobic threshold within Connect IQ app
Garmin has updated its Connect IQ app with support for two new major features. Seemingly, Garmin could soon offer blood glucose monitoring on some smartwatches, as well as the option of setting a swimming aerobic threshold.
Google Camera app reveals camera details about Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel tablet
Google has released a new version of its camera app, which has now reached version 8.5. While the update contains minor changes, it seems that Google has also added references to the upcoming Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and next year's Pixel tablet. Surprisingly, the Pixel tablet misses out on some existing Pixel camera features, including the ability to record 4K videos.
Carl Pei defends Snapdragon 778G+ choice for the Nothing Phone (1) as evidence of second colour option emerges
Nothing CEO Carl Pei has confirmed that the Phone (1) will rely on the Snapdragon 778G+, a chipset that Qualcomm has since replaced with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Electing to defend the decision as 'the most balanced choice', Pei continues to tease the Nothing Phone (1) on social media. Meanwhile, renders of a second colour option have surfaced online, courtesy of the likes of Roland Quandt.
Intel Serpent Canyon confirmed to be NUC 12 Enthusiast as complete specifications leak with DisplayPort 2.0 but HDMI 2.0b and DDR4 RAM
FanlessTech has provided full specifications for the NUC 12 Enthusiast, which carries the codename 'Serpent Canyon'. Equipped with a Core i5-12500H or Core i7-12700H, the NUC 12 Enthusiast will also be available with up to an Arc A770M GPU. I/O and RAM choices appear to be rather strange though, especially considering the mini-PC's reliance on the new Alder Lake platform.
Philips 34E1C5600HE: Curved WFH monitor announced with a 1440p resolution and a 100 Hz refresh rate
Philips has introduced the 34E1C5600HE, a monitor designed to be used in a home office. With a 34-inch and 1500R display, the Philips 34E1C5600HE offers a 1440p resolution, a 100 Hz refresh rate and 300 cd/m² of peak brightness. The Philips 34E1C5600HE will be available next month for £479.99 in the UK and €619 in the Eurozone.
Xiaomi Book Pro 2022 to launch alongside the Xiaomi 12S series with a wedge-shaped design
Xiaomi has started teasing the release of the Book Pro 2022 on Chinese social media. While the company has provided any specifications yet, the laptop looks an awful lot like Apple's outgoing MacBook Air. Accordingly, the Xiaomi Book Pro 2022 will have a thin chassis and limited ports, among other features.
Early renders reveal design for iQOO's first smartphones with a gimbal camera and 200 W fast charging
Renders of various iQOO 10 models have surfaced online, a gaming offshoot of Vivo. Rumoured to debut next month, the iQOO 10 and iQOO 10 Pro will be joined by a BMW version. Reportedly, iQOO will bring the Dimensity 9000+ and Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 to the iQOO 10 series, with the iQOO 10 Pro netting Qualcomm's latest flagship chipset.
Google Pixel 6a: Early reviews compare fingerprint scanner speed with Pixel 6 Pro and camera quality with iPhone 13 Pro Max
The arrival of the Pixel 6a is only a few weeks away from arriving. However, early review videos have already showcased the device's fingerprint scanner against the Pixel 6 Pro. Separately, another reviewer has pitted the Pixel 6a's cameras against the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max.
LG surprises with Android 12 update containing June 2022 security patch for LG Wing
LG has begun upgrading the Wing to Android 12, seven months on from the device's last OS update. Android 12 brings several changes to the device and contains the latest set of Android security patches. Rolling out in South Korea first, Android 12 is over a 1.5 GB download and is the LG Wing's penultimate OS upgrade.
Huawei sweetens MateBook D16 pre-orders in Europe with a free MateView GT 27 gaming monitor
Huawei has presented the MateBook D16 in Europe with Intel Alder Lake processors. Available with three 45 W parts from the Core i5-12450H to the Core i7-12700H, the MateBook D16 also has a 16-inch and 1200p display with a 60 Wh battery. The MateBook D16 starts at €949 with a Core i5 processor.
Huawei MateBook 16s: MacBook Pro 16 alternative arrives in Europe with Intel Core i9-12900H and a sizeable pre-order bonus
The MateBook 16s has arrived in Europe with an Intel Core i7-12700H or Core i9-12900H processor. Equipped with 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD, the MateBook 16s also has a 16-inch display and starts at €1,699.
Huawei MatePad Paper finally arrives in Europe with an M-Pencil and Paper Folio Cover for €499
Huawei is now offering the MatePad Paper in Europe, where it costs €499. The MatePad Paper ships with a 10.3-inch display, up to 28 days of battery life and runs HarmonyOS 2. Huawei bundles the tablet and E-Reader with a few accessories too, including a second-generation M-Pencil.
Lei Jun confirms Xiaomi 12S Ultra while revealing Xiaomi 12S Pro design and specifications
Xiaomi co-founder has revealed several details about the Xiaomi 12S Pro, one of three smartphones in the upcoming Xiaomi 12S series. Simultaneously, he also confirmed that the Xiaomi 12S Ultra will be joining the Xiaomi 12S and Xiaomi 12S Pro at next week's launch event, originally thought of as the Xiaomi 12 Ultra instead.
One UI 5.0 beta and stable release time frames revealed for Samsung Galaxy smartphones
According to reports, Samsung is preparing to release this year's major One UI update a month earlier than One UI 4.0. Also, One UI 5.0 beta availability could start as soon as next month, with Samsung looking to begin Android 13 public beta testing with the Galaxy S22 series.
ASUS ROG Phone 6: Marketing images of upcoming gaming smartphone and two first-party accessories leak ahead of July 5 launch
ASUS is close to unveiling the ROG Phone 6, with the company having scheduled a July 5 release. In the meantime, a reliable leaker has shared photos of ASUS' next gaming smartphone with the AeroActive Cooler 6 and Devilcase Guardian Lite Plus, two first-party accessories that should be available at launch.
ViewSonic X2: Short-throw monitor lands in Europe and the US offering 3,100 LED Lumens peak brightness
ViewSonic is now offering its X2 projector in Europe and the US. Capable of creating up to 120-inch images, the ViewSonic X2 operates at 1080p with an LED light source that should last up to 30,000 hours before it needs changing. The ViewSonic X2 is orderable in both markets now.
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s: Ultrabook refreshed up to an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U for improved performance and battery life
Lenovo has refreshed the ThinkBook 13s, having presented an Intel Alder Lake-powered model in February at MWC 2022. This time, the company has given the ThinkBook 13s a taste of the Ryzen 6000 architecture, with RDNA 2-based iGPUs. The inclusion of Ryzen 6000 APUs in the ThinkBook 13s should give it a few advantages over its Intel counterpart too.
Android 13 Beta 3.3: Google releases new beta build for the Pixel 4 through Pixel 6 series with several bug fixes
Google has announced Android Beta 13.3, the third beta build since Android 13 reached Platform Stability. The latest beta build contains a surprising number of fixes, especially considering the impending arrival of Android 13 Beta 4. Beta 3.3 contains several bug fixes for Pixel smartphones, starting with the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition renders leak of engineering sample with minor design changes from Ampere cards
Renders of an upcoming Founders Edition graphics card have leaked, purportedly of an engineering sample. While rumoured to be a 3 or 3.25-slot card, the RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition could still consume up to 600 W, 150 W more than its RTX 3090 Ti counterpart.
Porsche Design PDH80: Premium over-ear headphones revealed promising up to 75 hours of battery life
Porsche Design has presented the PDH80, a pair of over-ear headphones that feature ANC, a touch control panel and up to 75 hours of battery life. With an aluminium and leather build, the Porsche Design PDH80 has a premium design that competitors like the Sony WH-1000XM5 cannot match.
Global release planned for Xiaomi 12T series as possible Xiaomi 11T or Xiaomi 11T Pro successors stops by FCC
It seems that Xiaomi is preparing to release a global successor to the Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro. While Xiaomi has not announced anything yet, it has registered the 22071212AG with the FCC, confirming availability outside China. Unsurprisingly, the Xiaomi 12T will ship with MIUI 13 based on Android 12.
Google brings Fast Pair support to Wear OS ahead of Galaxy Watch5 and Pixel Watch launches
Google has brought another feature from Android and Chrome OS to Wear OS. According to a new support document, Google's smartwatch OS now supports Fast Pair, presumably to make upcoming flagship smartwatches compatible with one of the Pixel Buds Pro's major features.
Hisense A85H: 4K and 120 Hz OLED Smart TVs introduced in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes
Hisense has unveiled the A85H series, a pair of Smart TVs with 4K and 120 Hz OLED display. Available in 55-inch and 65-inch screen sizes, the Hisense A85H series has 800-nit panels, HDMI 2.1 ports and 60 W speaker systems. The Hisense A85H starts at £1,499 and rises to £1,999 for the larger model.
Skagen Gen 6 Hybrid smartwatches introduced in two sizes and multiple styles with Amazon Alexa functionality
Skagen has unveiled the Gen 6 Hybrid, a series of smartwatches available in 38 mm and 42 mm sizes. Siblings of the Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid, the Skagen Gen 6 Hybrid series features a more stylish look with the same functionality, including Amazon Alexa, Android and iOS compatibility.
Numerous Apple iPads to launch later this year with 14-inch or 15-inch iPad a way off yet
According to a renowned Apple analyst, there could be multiple iPad releases this year, including Apple M2-based iPad Pro models. A new basic iPad is also due this year, but the rumoured 14.1-inch iPad may not arrive until 2024 at the latest.
Analyst outlines details for next Mac mini and Apple's first mixed-reality headset
Mark Gurman claims that Apple will bring M2 series chipsets to the Mac mini, currently available with Apple M1. However, Gurman also believes that the Apple M2 will power Apple's inaugural mixed-reality headset, likely providing it with more horsepower than the Meta Quest 2 has.
Google Pixel 7 Pro prototype confirms more changes from Pixel 6 Pro
More hands-on photos of the Pixel 7 Pro have leaked, again from a bricked prototype. More details about the device's components have leaked too, including a new NFC module without a built-in UWB element.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra: Packaging leak indicates Xiaomi 12S Ultra name change as preparations for 'new era' launch event appear online
According to new evidence, Xiaomi will not be releasing the Xiaomi 12 Ultra anywhere, not even in China. Instead, Xiaomi will release its next 'Ultra' smartphone under the Xiaomi 12S series. The Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro and Xiaomi 12S Ultra are all expected to debut in early July.
Apple AirPods Pro 2: Design of next-generation premium earbuds leaks with a revised charging case
The design of next-generation AirPods Pro earbuds and their associated charging case has emerged online. With minor visual changes between the AirPods Pro and AirPods Pro 2, Apple is expected to bring plenty of internal improvements, plus USB Type-C charging.
Hisense A9H Smart TV presented with a 120 Hz OLED display, HDMI 2.1, HDMI VRR and 80 W speakers
Hisense has brought the A9H Smart TV to the UK, where it retails for £2,299. With a 65-inch OLED panel that outputs at 4K and 120 Hz, the Hisense A9H is ideal for gaming. Hisense has also included HDMI 2.1 ports with HDMI VRR for current-generation games console support. The Hisense A9H has 80 W speakers too, among other features.
ASUS Vivobook S 14X OLED and Vivobook S 16X OLED launch in Europe
ASUS has brought two of its latest ultrabooks to Europe, both with OLED displays. The Vivobook S 14X OLED and Vivobook S 16X OLED come with Intel Alder Lake processors and high-resolution panels. Both models tip the scales at less than 2 kg, too.
Huawei Nova 10 Pro: Marketing images and specifications leak for upcoming stylish smartphone ahead of July 4 release
Huawei is preparing to release the Nova 10 Pro, a smartphone expected to feature a 6.7-inch display. With a 50 MP primary camera, the Nova 10 Pro will have five cameras in total, including two front-facing ones. Huawei is rumoured to have scheduled the Nova 10 Pro for a July 4 release.
Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ go head to head in Geekbench CPU benchmarks
The Dimensity 9000+ and Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 are vying to be the most powerful Android SoCs at the moment, with both offering incremental improvements over their non-Plus variants. Early Geekbench results suggest the pair could be evenly matched when it comes to CPU performance, though.
ASUS ROG Phone 6 and Xiaomi 12 Ultra launch dates could clash with teasers rumoured to start next week
ASUS and Xiaomi are rumoured to have settled on the same date for launching their first Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1-powered smartphones. Allegedly, Xiaomi will engage in another week-long teaser campaign before revealing the Xiaomi 12 Ultra too.
Apple could address shortcomings of the AirPods 3, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max with future update
Apple could soon bring a higher resolution Bluetooth codec to the AirPods 3, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. Code within a beta firmware suggests as much, which would bring the AirPods 3, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max closer to the feature sets of their competitors. Adopting a higher resolution codec could also improve battery life on these devices.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 to launch with Bespoke Edition colour options
According to reports, Samsung plans to continue with the Bespoke Edition programme for the Galaxy Z Flip4 series. Allegedly, Samsung will also offer several colour combinations, plus four standard colours.
Huawei MateBook 16s and MateBook D 16 confirmed for European arrival with 45 W Intel Alder Lake processors
Huawei has apparently confirmed that it will offer the MateBook 16s and MateBook D 16 in Europe. Both configured with the Intel Alder Lake platform, the pair have 16-inch displays and 45 W processors.
ASUS ROG Phone 6: Chinese regulatory body confirms design, specifications and a potential camera upgrade
The ASUS ROG Phone 6 has appeared on the MIIT, showcasing the smartphone's design and several specifications. The listing suggests that ASUS has included a 5x optical zoom camera in this year's ROG Phone too.
AYA NEO AIR series debuts on Indiegogo from US$499 with AMD Barcelona APUs and OLED displays
AYA NEO has brought the AIR series to the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. Available in multiple configurations, the AYA NEO AIR series starts at US$499 and rises to US$1,255 for the flagship Pro model. Shipment of AYA NEO AIR series orders should start in Q3 2022.
Google Pixel 7 Pro: New Samsung S6E3HC4 display to provide brightness advantage over the Pixel 6 Pro
The Pixel 7 Pro could have a brighter display than the outgoing Pixel 6 Pro. Unfortunately for Google Pixel fans, the Pixel 7 Pro's competitors may still have an advantage in this regard. This year's Pro Pixel smartphone will not be capable of limiting its display to a 1 Hz refresh rate, either.
VAIO FE 14.1 presented with Intel Alder Lake-U series processors in the US
VAIO had introduced the FE 14.1, an affordable laptop powered by Intel Alder Lake-U series processors. Available in the US from US$699, the VAIO FE 14.1 is also available with 16 GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. The VAIO FE 14.1 features a 1080p display too, as well as more ports than competing laptops.
AYA NEO FLIP: Company adds another handheld device to its expanding lineup with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U APU
AYA NEO has teased the AYA NEO FLIP, a fifth gaming handheld it hopes to launch in Q4 2022. Joining the AYA NEO 2, AYA NEO 2 GEEK, AYA NEO SLIDE and the AYA NEO AIR Plus, the AYA NEO FLIP will launch with a design reminiscent of a Nintendo DS. Unsurprisingly, AYA NEO will equip the device with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U APU and a 7-inch display.
Xiaomi Watch Color 3 tipped to launch soon as certifications for M2134W1 smartwatch surface
Xiaomi has started registering an unreleased smartwatch with regulatory bodies in China. Referred to by the codename M2134W1, the smartwatch could be the successor to the Watch Color 2, nominally called the Xiaomi Watch Color 3. Seemingly, the M2134W1 will debut in China before making its way to other countries.
Realme TechLife Watch R100 presented with IP68 water resistance for a budget price tag
Realme has unveiled the TechLife Watch R100 with a week of battery life. Also equipped with a 1.32-inch display and an aluminium case, the TechLife Watch R100 comes in two colours, both with two physical buttons. The Realme TechLife Watch R100 will be available in India on June 28 for INR 3,499 (~US$44).
Nothing Phone (1): Carl Pei announces invite-only order system as Geekbench listing confirms use of last-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset
The Nothing Phone (1) may be billed as a gamechanger, but an early Geekbench listing suggests that Nothing's claims are wide of the mark. Unfortunately for Nothing, the Phone (1) is 'more of the same old same old', the antithesis of the company's aims for the device. Worse still, Nothing has taken a leaf out of OnePlus' book with the way in which it will sell the Phone (1).
GPD Win Max 2: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and Intel Core i7-1260P configurations confirmed for July-bound handheld
GPD has announced what memory configuration in which it will offer the Win Max 2. Starting with 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD, the Win Max 2 will be orderable next month in 12 SKUs, including several LTE versions. Pricing remains unknown at this stage, though.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5: European prices and colour options leak for Pro and non-Pro models
According to a renowned leaker, the Galaxy Watch5 series will start at higher prices than the Galaxy Watch4 series did. Although an entry-level Galaxy Watch5 is expected to be available for less than €300, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro could arrive for nearly €550 if you opt for the LTE model.
POCO F4 launches with Android 12, up to 8 GB of RAM and minor upgrades compared to the POCO F3
POCO has revealed the F4, a sideways step from the POCO F3. With a Snapdragon 870 chipset and a 120 Hz AMOLED display, the POCO F4 shares many of its key components with its predecessor. However, POCO has equipped this year's model with a better primary camera, faster charging and Android 12. The POCO F4 will be orderable from June 27 and carries a minimum MSRP of €399.90.
Motorola Razr 3: Underwhelming battery capacity revealed amid broader specifications leak
Motorola is expected to return to the Razr series again, with a third-generation foldable edition expected to land later this year. Following hands-on photos and videos, a renowned leaker has outlined various Razr 3 specifications, including what may point to lacklustre battery life compared to the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip4.
Google Pixel 7 Pro to launch with newer Samsung display as Google Tensor 2 details surface
According to reports, boot logs from a Pixel 7 Pro prototype have revealed information about it and its second-generation Google Tensor chipset, codenamed GS201. The Pixel 7 series will launch this autumn alongside the Pixel Watch.
Evidence of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 storage options emerge
Storage options for the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 have leaked. Not only will Samsung offer the Galaxy Z Fold4 with 1 TB of storage, it will also sell at least a 512 GB option. The latter storage option could be making its way to this year's Galaxy Z Flip too.
Motorola Edge 30 Lite to launch soon in multiple colourways with a 120 Hz POLED display and up to 8 GB of RAM
The Edge 30 Lite is on its way, with Evan Blass revealing a marketing image of the device. Rumoured to be launching soon, the Edge 30 Lite is expected to rely on the Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, which will power a 120 Hz POLED display and a 64 MP camera with OIS, among other components.
Huawei MateStation X arrives in the UK with a 4K display and AMD Ryzen 7 5800H APU to take on the Apple iMac
Huawei has introduced the MateStation X in the UK, nearly four months after its European introduction at MWC 2022 in Barcelona. Only available in one configuration, the MateStation X combines Huawei's MateView display with a powerful 45 W APU.
Samsung Galaxy M13: 5G model planned with a more powerful chipset than 4G version
According to reports, Samsung is developing a 5G version of the Galaxy M13. Not only will the new model feature 5G connectivity, it will also feature a more powerful chipset than the Galaxy M13 4G. The inclusion of a newer SoC will be met with a downgraded display, though.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic receive second One UI Watch beta update with numerous fixes and changes
Samsung continues to issue One UI Watch 4.5 beta builds, which it bases on Wear OS 3.5. Distributed as R8xxXXU1ZVF5, the beta build addresses power consumption and GPS issues, among other changes. One UI Watch 4.5 may make its stable debut in the Galaxy Watch5 series.
Nothing Phone (1) may not be coming to Canada, Mexico, South Korea or the US
Update: Nothing confirms no US availability for Phone (1). Nothing continues to hype the Phone (1) ahead of its mid-July release. However, the company has appeared to confirm that the Nothing Phone (1) will be unavailable to over 590 million people in key markets. The Nothing Phone (1) will be coming to most of Asia and Europe, but all of North America will miss out, including Canada, Mexico and the US.
Samsung Galaxy F13: Pricing and availability announced for new mid-range smartphone with an Exynos 850 chipset
Samsung has revealed how much the Galaxy F13 will cost in India and when the smartphone will be available. Launching with an Exynos 850 chipset, the Galaxy F13 has a large 1080p display, a 6,000 mAh battery and up to 128 GB of storage.
Nokia X21 PureView: Renders and specifications for mid-range smartphone leak with Zeiss cameras
Apparently, Nokia is developing a new mid-range smartphone with a curved design and a 120 Hz OLED display. With three rear-facing cameras, including a 64 MP sensor, the Nokia X21 PureView is also expected to launch with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, among other features.
Fitbit vows to fix Charge 5 fitness tracker connectivity issues
Fitbit has recognised that its Charge 5 fitness tracker has a connectivity issue, at least for several units. For some reason, affected units lose connection with paired Android or iOS devices, breaking data syncing with the Fitbit app. There are no obvious workarounds for all problematic units, either.
Xiaomi Smart Band 7: First update for new fitness tracker arrives following global launch
Xiaomi has started rolling out an update for the Smart Band 7, the same day that the fitness tracker launches globally. Software version 184.108.40.206 is available in China and features several changes. Xiaomi has included several fixes in the fitness tracker's latest update too.
Nothing Phone (1): 100 units hit StockX in time-limited auction as MKBHD reveals full design
MKBHD has provided a look at the Nothing Phone (1), nearly three weeks before the device's release. In the meantime, Nothing and StockX have collaborated to sell 100 limited edition Phone (1) units, which have already reached over £2,000.
Redmi K50i 5G: Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T Pro re-brand headed to India with a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset
According to reports, Xiaomi is on the verge of releasing the Redmi Note 11T Pro in India as the Redmi K50i 5G. With a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC and a 144 Hz display, the Redmi K50i 5G will not be available in India with as many memory configurations as Xiaomi offers with the Redmi Note 11T Pro in China.
ViewSonic VX2418C: New gaming monitor presented with 165 Hz refresh rate and 1500R curvature
ViewSonic has introduced the VX2418C, a curved gaming monitor operating at 1080p. Launching for €219, the ViewSonic VX2418C also has a 1500R curvature, a 165 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response times.
Teclast M40 Air presented with Android 11, a 10.1-inch display and a MediaTek Helio P60 SoC
The Teclast M40 Air is the third entry in the M40 series, following on from the regular M40 and the M40 Pro. With a 10.1-inch display, LTE connectivity and Android 11, the Teclast M40 Air could be a good option for those after a cheaper tablet. The M40 Air is orderable in multiple markets, including Europe and the US.
Realme C30 makes its way to India with a Unisoc T612 chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery
Realme has presented the C30, a budget Android smartphone that will debut in India. The Realme C30 comes with a Unisoc T612 SoC, two cameras and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features. Available to order from next week, the Realme C30 comes in two colour options and two memory configurations.
Meta demonstrates VR headset prototypes with major improvements over the Oculus Quest 2
Mark Zuckerberg has shown what VR-related projects Meta is currently working on. With at least four prototypes in play, Meta hopes to release a consumer device with better optics, improved depth of field and HDR support, among other changes.
AUO to launch a slew of new high refresh rate gaming panels, including a 540 Hz option
AUO is alleged to be working on at least three new panel types for Esports gamers. Reputedly, the company is developing 4K/240 Hz and 2K/360 Hz options, plus a 540 Hz panel that would outpace ASUS's new ROG Swift 500 Hz.
Sony PlayStation 5 transformed into PS5 Slim with a 19 mm thick chassis
A YouTuber has taken the PlayStation 5 and shrunk it to fit within a much smaller case. The unofficial PS5 Slim can still run at its full potential, even with a case that is less than 2 cm thick.
Xiaomi Smart Band 7 launches globally for €59.99 with plenty of upgrades but no NFC option
Xiaomi has unveiled the Smart Band 7 globally, with sales to start in Europe first. Launching for €59.99, the Smart Band 7 is significantly more expensive than its predecessor. Xiaomi has equipped the Smart Band 7 with a larger display than the Mi Smart Band 6 though, among other changes. Xiaomi has decided against releasing the Smart Band 7 with NFC outside China yet, for some reason.
Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Pro presented for €799 with up to 45 km of range
Xiaomi has revealed the Electric Scooter 4 Pro with 45 km of range and a 25 km/h top speed. The Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Pro will be orderable later this year, with prices starting at €799 in Europe.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra: More details surface with up to three colour options and design similarities with Xiaomi 12S but no red Leica logo
According to a well-known leaker, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra could look a lot like the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12S series. Seemingly, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will feature some elaborate and expensive finishes, but without Leica's signature red logo.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 could launch with a shallower display crease than the Galaxy Z Fold3
@UniverseIce claims to have shown how the display crease in the Galaxy Z Fold4 will look when it arrives later this year. With a shallower effect than the Galaxy Z Fold3, Samsung appears to have made another slow step towards eliminating the crease in foldable displays altogether.
BenQ GW2480L: New home and office monitor presented with a 23.8-inch display and thin bezels
BenQ has introduced the GW2480L with a 23.8-inch IPS panel. The BenQ GW2480L is already orderable in the US, where it retails for US$179.99. The monitor contains a few ports, including DisplayPort and HDMI connections.
Garmin Fenix 6: Older smartwatches continue to receive bug fixes with latest software update
Garmin has released system software 22.10 to the Fenix 6 series, including solar and sapphire editions. rolling out now, this month's update is available to download directly on your smartwatch and comes with various bug fixes.
Samsung ViewFinity S8: New 27-inch and 32-inch professional monitors introduced with PANTONE verification and bright 4K panels
Samsung has presented the ViewFinity S8 series in two sizes. To be available later this month, the S27B800PXE and S32B800PXE offer 4K native resolutions with up to 600 nits of peak brightness. Both monitors have numerous ports too, including a USB Type-C connection capable of recharging devices at up to 90 W.
DOOGEE S61 and S61 Pro introduced with rugged designs, large batteries and 'Night Vision' cameras
DOOGEE has unveiled the S61 and S61 Pro, a pair of rugged smartphones powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 chipset. Launching next month, the S61 and S61 Pro will ship with Android 12, plus a 'Night Vision' camera supported by IR LEDs.
Lenovo MOZI: Concept 'smart notebook' wins Red Dot Design Award with a retractable keyboard and a built-in projector
Lenovo has teased the MOZI through Red Dot, a unique take on the laptop. With a retractable keyboard, the Lenovo MOZI has no display or trackpad. Instead, Lenovo equips the MOZI with a projector with a separate screen onto which it will project images. The Lenovo MOZI could project content onto a nearby wall too, among other uses.
Xiaomi 12S and Xiaomi 12S Pro details emerge with 120 W charging only for one model
According to reports, Xiaomi is looking to offer multiple memory configurations for the Xiaomi 12S and Xiaomi 12S Pro. There will be some trade-offs for the Dimensity 9000-powered version of the Xiaomi 12S Pro, which will launch alongside Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 versions of the Xiaomi 12S series.
Apple iPhones can now take 48 MP photos with Camera+ 2 before 48 MP camera arrives in iPhone 14 Pro refresh
Third-party camera app Camera+ 2 has made it possible to produce 48 MP images on iOS even without the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max. LateNiteSoft has increased the cost of the app going forwards, as well as introducing a subscription-based model.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro to miss out on 5G connectivity with no battery advantages for LTE models either
New certifications have confirmed that Samsung will release versions of the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro with mobile connectivity. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Watch5 series will miss out on 5G connectivity, while also providing the same battery capacity for Bluetooth and LTE models.
Google Pixel Watch to receive stylish watch band choices when it arrives later this year
According to reports, Google hopes to bring multiple types of watch straps to market for the Pixel Watch. Unfortunately, all of them will feature Google's proprietary locking mechanism that it debuted in May at I/O 2022.
Motorola Edge 30 Lite, Edge 30 Fusion, Moto E12 and Moto G32 specifications and pricing information detailed
@OnLeaks has provided specifications and pricing information for four upcoming Motorola smartphones. All due to be released later this year, the Moto E12 will be the cheapest of the bunch with a €139 MSRP. There will also be the Edge 30 Fusion, a €679 handset with a MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset.
Android 13 Beta 3.2 arrives with fixes for Google Pixel smartphones
Google has released a third revision of Android 13 Beta 3, having started distribution of the first revision last week. Android 13 Beta 3.2 is available to download now and will bridge the gap between Beta 3 and Beta 4.
Anbernic RG353P: New retro gaming handheld arrives that can dual boot Android and Linux
Anbernic has unveiled the RG353P in two colours. Launching for US$129.99, the Anbernic RG353P has a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, a Rockchip RK3566 and 2 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, among other features.
PocketBook Era: FCC confirms full technical specifications ahead of July release
The FCC has confirmed full technical specifications for the PocketBook Era, the company's latest eReader. The PocketBook Era will begin shipping next month with either 16 GB or 64 GB of storage, starting at US$199.99.
Google Pixel 6a: Promotional images leak ahead of July availability
The Pixel 6a is still over a month from launching, but Evan Blass has got his hands on numerous promotional images. Pixel 6a pre-orders will open on July 21, two months after Google revealed the handset at I/O 2022.
Samsung Galaxy F13 outed with a 1080p display and a 6,000 mAh battery
Samsung has announced the launch date of the Galaxy F13 through Flipkart. The company has also confirmed that the Galaxy F13 will have mid-range specifications, including a 1080p display and a 6,000 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5: Colour options and variants leak confirming titanium build for Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Months before the pair's anticipated launch, colour options have leaked for the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro. While the Galaxy Watch5 Pro is expected to arrive with a titanium build, there will be two Galaxy Watch5 sizes, referred to internally as Heart_Small and Heart_Large.
Garmin Epix 2 series receives copious bug fixes and a few new features with latest software update
Garmin is rolling out system software 8.37 to the Epix 2, a smartwatch series introduced in January. System software 8.37 brings some new features to the Epix 2 series, but Garmin has focussed on addressing various bugs, including an inability to remove Connect IQ apps via a paired smartphone.
Garmin Venu SQ 2 and Venu SQ 2 Music outlined in FCC certifications
Two FCC certifications suggest that Garmin is close to releasing Venu SQ and Venu SQ Music successors. While the pair will feature 205 mAh batteries, only the Venu SQ 2 Music will feature Wi-Fi connectivity.
Xiaomi presents POCO C40 globally with MIUI 13 based on Android 11 and a 6.71-inch display
Xiaomi has unveiled the POCO C40 outside Vietnam, where it will go on sale tomorrow. The POCO C40 relies on an 11 nm SoC from JLQ Technology, plus a 6,000 mAh battery with up to 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Xiaomi ships the POCO C40 with Android 11 and a low wattage charger, though.
Motorola Razr 3: More details about next-generation foldable smartphone leak
@OnLeaks has shared more details about the Motorola Razr 3, a foldable smartphone expected to rely on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. Reputedly, Motorola will price the Razr 3 more competitively than the Razr 5G, but not by enough of a margin to be price competitive against Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip3.
Sony Xperia 1 IV teardown video offers a look inside new flagship smartphone
WekiHome has shared the first teardown video of the Sony Xperia 1 IV. Thankfully, Sony continues to make its Xperia 1 series smartphones repairable, even if it glues down the large 5,000 mAh battery in the Xperia 1 IV.
Garmin rolls out new software update to Fenix 7 series with numerous bug fixes
Garmin is issuing software version 8.37 for the Fenix 7 series. Rolling out gradually to smartwatches globally, software version 8.37 contains various changes, including several bug fixes.
Samsung releases June 2022 update to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic
Samsung has begun rolling out the June 2022 security patch to the Galaxy Watch4 series. Available as R8xxFXXU1FVE1, the update should be available globally through the Galaxy Wearable app or on your Galaxy Watch4 or Galaxy Watch4 Classic itself.
Amazfit Band 7: Initial leaks draw comparisons to the Redmi Smart Band Pro but with GPS support and a larger battery
It seems that the Amazfit Band 7 is on the cards, potentially alongside the GTR 4 series. According to early leaks, the Amazfit Band 7 will look like the Redmi Smart Band Pro, albeit with a larger battery than Xiaomi's fitness tracker and even GPS support.
iPadOS 16: Stage Manager works without memory swap on the iPad Air 5 as switch for 'Legacy Devices' discovered in beta files
Confusion about Stage Manager continues to grow as people dig into the first iPadOS 16 beta. While Apple claims it was unhappy with Stage Manager performance on anything other than Apple M1 hardware, it has left a toggle to enable the feature on older iPads. It turns out that the entry-level iPad Air 5 does not meet the requirements to run Stage Manager though, despite officially supporting the multitasking feature.
MECOOL KP1: 1080p projector with Android 11 on Android TV support launches for US$349
MECOOL has started selling the KP1, a 1080p projector that can create up to 240-inch images. Sold with the MECOOL KD5 streaming stick, the MECOOL KP1 runs Android 11 on Android TV with access to the Google Play Store.
Apple iPad 'Pro' 14.1 may not launch with ProMotion or Mini LED display
According to new reports, Apple is preparing to release a larger iPad without two major display features that it offers with the current iPad Pro 12.9. Instead, the 14.1-inch iPad would appear to be more like a larger iPad Air than a third iPad Pro.
Early Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro builds signify mid-Q4 2022 release
Seemingly, Xiaomi is preparing to release its next-generation flagship smartphone series less than a year after the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro debuted. Expected to be the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, Xiaomi has already started testing the pair internally.
Momentum 4 Wireless: Sennheiser teases next-generation Momentum over-ear headphones with up to 60 hours of battery life
Sennheiser has offered a few hints about the Momentum 4 Wireless, a successor to the ageing Momentum 3 Wireless. The Momentum 4 Wireless will be available from August 2022 with up to 60 hours of battery life and 42 mm drivers. Sennheiser has overhauled the design of its premium headphones too, among other changes.
DJI announces new RS 3 and RS 3 Pro camera gimbals with Transmission video transmitter in tow
DJI has introduced the RS 3 series and the Transmission, a video transmitter that will begin shipping in September. In comparison, the RS 3 and RS 3 Pro will be available within the next few weeks, with the RS 3 set to arrive before the RS 3 Pro.
MacBook Air 15: Apple rumoured to bring M2 and M2 Pro chipsets to 2023-bound laptop
According to a renowned Apple analyst, Apple could be planning to release M2 and M2 Pro-powered versions of a 15-inch MacBook Air. The larger version of the new MacBook Air is not expected to arrive until April 2023 at the earliest, though.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 4G rumoured to launch with an SoC downgrade as smartphone appears on support website
Samsung is on the verge of releasing another Galaxy S21 FE variant, also known by its SM-G900B2/DS model number. While the Galaxy S21 FE 5G launched with a Snapdragon 888, the Galaxy S21 FE 4G may arrive with the lowly Snapdragon 720G instead.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2022 Edition) launches with Android 12, a healthy performance boost and a free keyboard case for pre-orders
Samsung has presented the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2022 Edition) in Europe, where it starts at €379. The mid-range tablet ships with One UI 4.1 based on Android 12, while pre-orders include a free Targus keyboard case. The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2022 Edition) should deliver noticeable performance improvements compared to the original model, too.
Motorola Moto G32 surfaces on FCC and NBTC databases as another 4G mid-range smartphone
Motorola has certified the Moto G32 with the FCC and NBTC as it continues to expand its Moto G series. The Moto G32 will be a 4G smartphone, and one that will likely ship with a 5,000 mAh battery and a 50 MP primary camera.
VAIO SX12 VJS125 series presented with up to an Intel Core i7-1280P and 5G connectivity
VAIO has introduced the SX12 VJS125 series, an update on the 12.5-inch ultrabook that it last refreshed in late 2021. The new VAIO SX12 is available with a choice of Intel Alder Lake processors, including the Core i7-1280P and 32 GB of RAM. The VAIO SX12 will begin shipping in Japan from next month.
VAIO SX14 VJS145 series introduced with a choice of Intel Alder Lake processors and up to a 4K display
VAIO has refreshed the SX14, a 14-inch ultrabook that retains the company's outdated design. The VAIO SX14 VJS145 features a choice of Intel Alder Lake processors and 1080p or 4K display options, plus up to 2 TB of storage and 32 GB of RAM. An international launch is pending, currently.
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3E: New SoM discovered with the chipset from a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W
A new entry in the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 series has surfaced online. Known as the Compute Module 3E or the RPI-CM3E-R1, the system-on-module (SoM) features the chipset from the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W and is already shipping in some devices.
Apple iPad (10th Gen) to miss out on Stage Manager support with Apple A14 Bionic, 5G and 10.5-inch display upgrades
According to reports, Apple remains on track to release a 10th generation iPad this year with its A14 Bionic SoC. Not only will the entry-level iPad receive 5G connectivity, it will also gain a larger display, among other changes. The choice of the A14 Bionic means that the 10th generation iPad will be incompatible with Apple's new multitasking features in iPadOS 16.
AGON PRO AG344UXM: AOC announces pricing and availability for feature-packed gaming monitor
AOC has confirmed how much the AGON PRO AG344UXM will cost and when it will be available. The AGON PRO AG344UXM features a 34-inch IPS panel with Mini LED backlights, a 1440p native resolution and a 170 Hz refresh rate. The AGON PRO AG344UXM will be orderable from next month in multiple markets.
Vivo X80 Pro launches in Europe with a flagship price tag but no MediaTek Dimensity 9000 option
Vivo has unveiled the X80 Pro in Europe, albeit without the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 option that it offers in China. Only one memory configuration and colour option will be offered too, with the Vivo X80 Pro set to hit the shelves next month with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of non-expandable storage.
Leaked DJI Avata and new FPV Goggles images arrive before anticipated July launch
Apparent marketing images of the DJI Avata and new DJI FPV Goggles have leaked. Showing several design changes from the DJI FPV and DJI FPV Goggles V2, the pair are expected to debut next month, after the release of the DJI RS3 and RS3 Pro.
WhatsApp introduces 'a top requested feature' for Android and iOS devices
WhatsApp has introduced Android to iOS migration for devices running Android 5.0 and iOS 15.5 or newer. Currently in beta, the feature also needs the Move to iOS app, among other requirements.
Motorola Moto G42: Pricing announced ahead of European release for budget smartphone with an AMOLED display
Motorola has confirmed how much the Moto G42 will cost when it launches soon in Europe. Equipped with an AMOLED display, the Moto G42 also features the Snapdragon 680, 4 GB of RAM and a 5,000 mAh battery. The Moto G42 has 50 MP primary and 16 MP front-facing cameras too, like many recent Moto G series smartphones.
Philips Screeneo U4: Ultra-short-throw projector launches at a 50% discount
Philips has finally started offering the Screeneo U4, an ultra-short-throw projector revealed in February. Shipping in August 2022, the Screeneo U4 is available at a 50% discount when ordered through Indiegogo. The Screeneo U4 can create between 15-inch and 80-inch projections at 1080p and 60 Hz.
Samsung Galaxy A04 Core leaks in three colours with a simple design
Roland Quandt and WinFuture have revealed renders and details for the Galaxy A04 Core, an entry-level smartphone with a scaled-back design compared to other Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The successor to last year's Galaxy A03 Core, the Galaxy A03 Core will launch with an upgraded chipset, among a few changes.
Google Pixel 6a stars in hands-on video with comparisons drawn against the Pixel 6 Pro
Somehow, early Pixel 6a retail models have already been sold on Facebook Marketplace, over a month before the smartphone's official release. Subsequently, one of these early units has emerged in a hands-on video, in which the YouTuber compares it against the Pixel 6 Pro.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro design differences surface with talk of 'phenomenal' battery life for Pro model
According to reports, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro with divergent designs. Reputedly, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro will sport a bezel that combines the bezels of the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. The Galaxy Watch5 Pro is expected to offer a big boost in battery life compared to the Galaxy Watch4 Classic too.
Motorola Moto G62 5G: Mid-range smartphone now orderable in Europe with Android 12 and a 50 MP triple camera setup
Motorola has brought the Moto G62 to Europe, a 5G smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 480 Plus chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery. The Moto G62 5G also has a 6.5-inch and 120 Hz display, plus a 50 MP primary camera and Android 12 out of the box. The Motorola Moto G62 5G is orderable now in two colours, both with 4 Gb of RAM and 128 GB of expandable storage.
Huawei Watch FIT 2: New HarmonyOS 2 update brings new features, including support for messages in third-party apps
Huawei has started to distribute a new update for the Watch FIT 2, which carries the build number HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11. Available in multiple markets, including Europe, HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168 enables a few new features, such as the ability to respond to messages from third-party apps.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra: Lei Jun starts hinting about Mi 11 Ultra successor with Leica cameras
Xiaomi co-founder Lei Jun is yet to confirm the existence of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra publicly, but a recent tweet has teased that Xiaomi its collaboration with Leica is ready to bear fruit. The Xiaomi 12 Ultra is also expected to feature a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, among other features.
Craig Federighi explains Stage Manager exclusivity in iPadOS 16 to Apple M1 hardware
Craig Federighi has sought to explain why Apple cannot bring Stage Manager support to iPads released before 2021. Supposedly, iPad Air and iPad Pro models from two years ago are simply not powerful enough to run Apple's new multi-tasking software, which are only possible with the Apple M1 chipset.
PANDAER x AYANEO: Meizu presents custom handheld games console with an OLED display and an AMD Ryzen 5 5560U
Meizu has launched the PANDAER x AYANEO in collaboration with AYA NEO. Effectively a custom version of the AYA NEO AIR Pro, the PANDAER x AYANEO has an OLED display, a Ryzen 5 5560U APU with Zen 3 CPU cores and weighs just 410 g.
Apple iPad Pro 2022 tablets to launch in a few months with Apple M2, camera upgrades and wireless charging
A new report details next-generation iPad Pro tablets, shortly after Apple unveiled its new Apple M2 chipset. Reputedly, next-generation iPad Pros will reach shelves in a few months with several major upgrades, not just the Apple M2.
Samsung Galaxy Fit3 to launch in as little as a few months at an affordable price
Not only does Samsung plan to launch the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro soon, but it is also working on another fitness tracker. Billed as a successor to the Galaxy Fit2, the Galaxy Fit3 should offer an AMOLED display and numerous sports modes at a budget price tag. Samsung has not confirmed anything yet, but a launch date and a price have been mooted.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro starts receiving new HarmonyOS 2 software updates following European release
Huawei has started distributing software updates for the Watch GT 3 Pro, its latest flagship smartwatch. So far, Huawei has released Harmony OS 22.214.171.1246, Harmony OS 126.96.36.1998 and HarmonyOS 188.8.131.529 in quick succession.
Alldocube GTBook 13 launched with an Intel Celeron N5100 processor and a 3K display at a budget price
Alldocube has begun offering the GTBook 13, an Intel Celeron N5100-powered laptop with a 3K display. The GTBook 13 also has plenty of ports, a metal chassis and weighs in at 1.3 kg.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro to retain 'ugly' design of the Galaxy Watch4
A renowned leaker is already recommending that people skip the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, both rumoured to be carrying over the design of the Galaxy Watch4. Purportedly, the Galaxy Watch5 series is uglier than any other smartwatches produced by smartphone OEMs.
Xiaomi Smart Band 7: European pricing leaks with global launch tipped to be occurring soon
According to an accurate leaker, the Xiaomi Smart Band 7 will cost a fair bit more than the Mi Smart Band 6. Anticipated to be released globally soon, the Xiaomi Smart Band 7 has a 1.62-inch AMOLED display with over 120 exercise modes, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4: Hands-on photos of upcoming foldable and its two batteries leak
Hands-on pictures of the Galaxy Z Flip4 and its two batteries have leaked online. While the Galaxy Z Flip4 will look an awful lot like the Galaxy Z Flip3, it will match the Galaxy S22 with regards to battery capacity. In other words, the Galaxy Z Flip4 will have 400 mAh more battery capacity at its disposal than the Galaxy Z Flip3.
Google releases Android 13 Beta 3 with some new features for the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and other Pixel smartphones as this year's update reaches Platform Stability
The development of Android 13 remains on schedule, with Google now having released Beta 3 to the Pixel 6 series and older Pixel smartphones. Beta 3 also marks the start of Platform Stability for Android 13, as well as introducing new features.
LG UltraGear 48GQ900 is as expensive as comparable LG C2 Smart OLED TV in the UK
The LG UltraGear 48GQ900 is now available to order, but it will cost just as much as an LG C2 Smart TV with an advanced OLED evo panel. The UltraGear 48GQ900 also offers a 4K resolution, a 138 Hz refresh rate and excellent colour accuracy.
Apple MacBook Pro 12 could replace MacBook Pro 13 in 2023 with M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets
Rumour has it that Apple's next 12-inch laptop will actually arrive under its MacBook Pro branding. Seemingly replacing the recently refreshed MacBook Pro 13, the MacBook Pro 12 is not expected to arrive until sometime next year.
One UI 5.0 billed to bring a faster user interface to Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets with overhauled system animations
Reportedly, Samsung has settled on a way to distinguish One UI 4 and its various iterations from One UI 5.0, while also making its existing smartphones feel faster. One UI 5.0 is expected to debut within the next few months at Samsung's annual developer conference, although a stable release will not be available until the autumn at the earliest.
Apple analysts outline forthcoming MacBook releases with 15-inch MacBook Air to miss out on Mini LED backlights and ProMotion technology
Reportedly, Apple plans to release at least another four MacBooks between late 2022 and early 2024. New MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 machines are slated to arrive first, with a 15-inch MacBook Air and a 12-inch MacBook due by early 2023 and 2024, respectively.
Philips 5000 24E1N5300HE: 23.8-inch monitor for remote working presented with a Windows Hello webcam
Philips has added another 23.8-inch professional monitor to its portfolio. The Philips 5000 24E1N5300HE has a 1080p resolution, a 75 Hz refresh rate and a built-in webcam that supports Windows Hello. The compact monitor will be available later this month alongside the Momentum 5000 27M1F5800.
Philips 5000 27E1N5600HE introduced with a 2.5K resolution, 75 Hz refresh rate and Windows Hello support
Philips has announced the 27E1N5600HE with a 27-inch panel, a 2.5K resolution and a 75 Hz refresh rate. The Philips 5000 27E1N5600HE also has a Windows Hello-compatible webcam and a host of ports too, among other features.
DJI to 'set a new standard' with mid-June hardware event as hands-on RS3 and RS3 Pro images leak
DJI has begun teasing its next hardware event, which will occur on June 15. Dubbed as setting 'a new standard', it seems that DJI will reveal the RS3 and RS3 Pro gimbals, which have leaked previously. Separately, more photos of the RS3 and RS3 Pro have arrived, plus a likely confirmation that there will be no RSC3.
One-netbook T1 begins crowdfunding campaign with 28 W Intel Alder Lake processors
One-netbook has started offering the T1 on Indiegogo, where it starts at US$599. The One-netbook T1 features up to the Core i7-1260P, making it a powerful competitor to Microsoft's Surface Pro 8.
Next-generation Apple iPad Pro release details leak with iPad Pro 14.1 to be about as large as current MacBook Pro 14
According to multiple reports, Apple is targeting a 2023 release for next-generation iPad Pro tablets. With an OLED refresh due in 2024, next year will be when Apple introduces the iPad Pro 14.1, another Mini LED-touting tablet that will join new iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 models.
Xiaomi releases MIUI ROMs for the POCO X4 GT and Redmi K50i series ahead of their launches as re-branded Redmi Note 11T Pro and Redmi Note 11T Pro handsets
It seems that Xiaomi is preparing to release the POCO X4 GT and the POCO X4 GT Pro, not just the POCO F4 5G. Rumoured to be global versions of the Redmi Note 11T Pro and Redmi Note 11T Pro Plus, Xiaomi could launch the pair in India as the Redmi K50i and Redmi K50i Pro.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: Microsoft Surface Pro competitor introduced with optional 5G support and Intel Alder Lake processors
Dell has introduced the XPS 13 2-in-1, also known as the XPS 9315 2n1. Launching this summer with a detachable keyboard case, the XPS 13 2-in-1 has a 3:2 display, optional 5G support and a choice between two Intel Alder Lake-U series processors.
Dell XPS 13 9315: Colourful 13.4-inch laptop announced with 15 W processors and no microSD card reader or 3.5 mm jack
Dell has presented the XPS 13 9315, an update to the XPS 13 9310 and XPS 13 9305. While the XPS 13 9315 has a visible trackpad and no touch bar, Dell has omitted the microSD card reader and 3.5 mm jack that are included in the XPS 13 9310. Also, Dell has replaced the 28 W processors in the XPS 13 9310 and XPS 13 9305 with 15 W alternatives from Intel's Alder Lake family.
DIZO Watch D: Realme sub-brand presents budget smartwatch with over 150 watch faces and a 1.8-inch display
DIZO has unveiled the Watch D, a large smartwatch with a 1.8-inch display. To be sold initially in India, the DIZO Watch D also has over 110 exercise modes, 150 watch faces and should last up to 14 days between charges. The DIZO Watch D will start at INR 1,999 (~US$26) but will rise to INR 2,999 (~US$39) after DIZO's pre-sale period.
Gigabyte AORUS Model S: New version of small form factor gaming PC launches with an Intel Core i7-12700K and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
Gigabyte has introduced a new version of the AORUS Model S, a compact gaming PC that was previously available with Intel Tiger Lake and AMD Ryzen 5000 processors. Now upgraded to Intel Alder Lake silicon, the AORUS Model S measures 190 x 189 x 400 mm and has a 14 litre-case.
Samsung releases Galaxy Watch4 Black Yak Edition with environmental protection reminder
Samsung has released the Galaxy Watch4 Black Yak Edition, another special edition of its first One UI Watch-powered smartwatch. Designed for outdoor use, the Galaxy Watch4 Black Yak Edition also contains an environmental protection reminder.
Motorola Moto G42: New 4G handset arrives in two colours with Android 12
Motorola has announced the Moto G42 in two colours. The mid-range handset relies on the Snapdragon 680 chipset and 4 GB of RAM, which power a large OLED display. The Moto G42 has 128 GB of expandable storage too, plus a 5,000 mAh battery.
Motorola Moto G62 5G presented for multiple markets with a Snapdragon 480 Plus and a 120 Hz display
The Moto G62 5G has arrived, further expanding Motorola's Moto G series. The Moto G62 5G relies on the Snapdragon 480 Plus, supported by a 5,000 mAh battery, which also powers a 120 Hz display and a 50 MP primary. Motorola will sell the Moto G62 5G in Asia, Europe, India, Latin America and the Middle East.
New Xiaomi Book S 12.4" details position the upcoming 2-in-1 as a Microsoft Surface Pro X competitor
More details about the Xiaomi Book S 12.4" have surfaced, with the 12.4-inch tablet set to take on ARM-powered Windows 2-in-1 machines like the Surface Pro X. The Xiaomi Book S 12.4" will support a detachable keyboard and will rely on the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 chipset, among other features.
Apple iPad Pro 2022 rumours emerge with talk of a 14.1-inch and Apple M2 powered version
Reportedly, Apple could expand the iPad Pro range this year with a 14.1-inch model. To launch alongside refreshed 11-inch and 12.9-inch models, all iPad Pro 2022 tablets are expected to rely on the new Apple M2 SoC, which should offer numerous performance advantages over Apple M1.
Xiaomi Smart Band 7 global launch nears as reseller accidentally sends out unreleased unit
The global version of the Smart Band 7 is already shipping, albeit inadvertently in some cases. Xiaomi has also certified the fitness tracker with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in Singapore, underlining that it is preparing a release outside China.
Huawei Watch 3 receives a new HarmonyOS 2 update with new features and improvements
Huawei has started distributing a new update for the Watch 3, one of its recent smartwatches. HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 brings several new features and improvements, but is only rolling out in China for now.
Garmin Fenix 6 series receives various bug fixes with latest software update
Garmin has started issuing system software 21.80 to the Fenix 6 series, which is rolling out as an over-the-air (OTA) update. Also available through Garmin Express, system software 21.80 focuses on addressing various bugs, among other minor improvements.
POCO F4 5G confirmed for global launch with handset appearing in more hands-on photos as an upgraded Xiaomi Redmi K40S
POCO India has confirmed that the POCO F4 5G is set for a global release. Meanwhile, new hands-on photos have underlined that the POCO F4 5G is an upgraded Redmi K40S that Xiaomi already sells in China.
SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 console to launch in October with 50 games and decorative Mega CD expansion
SEGA has announced a second generation of the Mega Drive Mini, a retro console that now ships with 50 games. Previously available with 40 games, the new Mega Drive Mini also supports decorative Mega CD expansion and can be stacked with the original Mega Drive Mini.
Xiaomi Mi Box 4S MAX presented with HDMI 2.1 connectivity and an Amlogic S905X3 SoC
Xiaomi has introduced the Mi Box 4S MAX in China, where it sells for CNY 499 (~US$75). Listed as supporting 8K content, the Mi Box 4S MAX has HDMI 2.1 connectivity, relies on an Amlogic S905X3 chipset and has 4 GB of RAM.
ZTE brings the Axon 40 Ultra to Europe with an under-panel camera for €829
The Axon 40 Ultra has arrived in Europe and for a starting price of €829. Starting with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, the Axon 40 Ultra also comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, a huge display and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Nothing Phone (1) launch date confirmed for multiple markets with Return to Instinct event
Nothing has lifted the lid on when it will reveal the Phone (1), having teased the smartphone for months. The Nothing Phone (1) will be available in multiple markets, including India. The smartphone should launch for around €500 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and with a transparent back.
Optibike R22 Everest Edition: E-bike with a 300-mile range and a 36 MPH top speed launches
Optibike has launched the R22 Everest Edition, an expensive e-bike with up to 300 miles of range. Capable of producing 2,500 W of power, the R22 Everest Edition also has a 36 MPH top speed, among other features. However, the Optibike R22 Everest Edition is rather heavy, even with a carbon fibre frame.
MSI Raider GE67 HX: US$1,000 cheaper alternative to the Razer Blade 15 is already orderable with a 240 Hz OLED display
The MSI Raider GE67 HX has landed, over four months before the competing Razer Blade 15 hits the shelves. The Raider GE67 HX starts at US$2,499 with a Core i7-12800HX, an RTX 3070 Ti and a 240 Hz OLED display that outputs at 1440p. The 15.6-inch gaming laptop is available with an RTX 3080 Ti too, but for US$3,399.
Fossil hints that Snapdragon Wear 3100 and Snapdragon Wear 4100 smartwatches could receive Wear OS 3 before Google Pixel Watch release
Fossil has finally commented on Wear OS 3 availability for its smartwatches. Confusingly, the company suggests that the Snapdragon Wear 3100-powered Fossil Gen 5 series will receive Wear OS 3, as well as the newer Fossil Gen 6. It remains to be seen whether the likes of Fossil will receive the same version of Wear OS as Samsung is currently beta testing on One UI Watch, though.
Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Pro to be manufactured by Segway-Ninebot with a European launch planned
Xiaomi has indirectly confirmed plans to launch the Electric Scooter 4 Pro outside China. The Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Pro should make an appearance in multiple European countries, potentially with three SKUs. Segway-Ninebot will produce all Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Pro units too.
Intel Arc A730M: Triple-A gaming benchmark results leak for 1080p and 1440p resolutions
Gaming benchmarks for the Intel Arc A730M have leaked, showcasing the GPU's capabilities at 1080p and 1440p. Benchmarked in triple-A titles like Metro Exodus and F1 2020, the Arc A730M gets close to the RTX 3070 and generally outperforms the RTX 2070.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 goes up for order in the US at US$1,299.99
Samsung has started selling the Odyssey Neo G7 in the US, where it retails for US$1,299.99. The curved gaming monitor offers a 4K resolution and a 165 Hz refresh rate, coupled with 1 ms GtG response times and up to 2,000 nits of brightness. The Odyssey Neo G7 will be available in other markets later this month.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G8: 32-inch curved gaming monitor with 4K and 240 Hz support arrives for US$1,499.99
Samsung has finally launched the Odyssey Neo G8, having debuted the gaming monitor in January at CES 2022. Orderable now in the US, the Odyssey Neo G8 will be available later this month in other markets and will begin shipping in the US from early July.
Early Intel Arc A730M and Arc A770M benchmark results put both in the mix with AMD Radeon RX 6700M and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
Initial benchmark results for the Arc A730M and Arc A770M have landed, Intel's most powerful laptop GPUs. While only a snapshot of the pair's capabilities, they appear to show that Intel has managed to get close to the performance of AMD and NVIDIA's upper mid-range GPUs.
Quartz64 Model B: PINE64 finally makes its SBC orderable with 4 GB of RAM
PINE64 now has stock of the Quartz64 Model B, a single-board computer powered by a Rockchip RK3566 chipset. Currently, the Quartz64 Model B only ships with 4 GB of RAM and also lacks built-in storage, although eMMC and microSD card expansion is available.
Orange Pi 800 to give Raspberry Pi 400 some competition with a Rockchip RK3399 SoC and 4 GB of RAM
Orange Pi has presented the Orange Pi 800, its version of the Raspberry Pi 400. The Orange Pi 800 comes with a Rockchip RK3399 SoC, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a 6-row keyboard, among other features.
Google releases June Feature Drop to eligible Pixel smartphones with a raft of changes
Google has announced the June Feature Drop for eligible Pixel smartphones. This time around, Google has focused on six areas, including improved 'At a Glance' functionality and quick access to a COVID-19 vaccination card. Google can now translate text messages into Dutch, Korean, Thai, Traditional Chinese and Turkish too.
Xiaomi POCO C40 announced with a JLQ JR510 chipset and a 6,000 mAh battery in three colour options
Xiaomi has presented the POCO C40, a 6.71-inch smartphone powered by the unknown JLQ JR510 chipset. The POCO C40 also has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and will be available for approximately US$150 (VND 3,490,000).
Sony refuses to deny Xperia 5 IV existence as possible typo gets fans talking
The Xperia 5 IV has not joined the Xperia 1 IV yet, but it could debut over the summer. While Sony France has refused to deny the former's existence, an unfortunate Sony Xperia Instagram post has intrigued fans as to the Xperia 5 IV's whereabouts.
Google Pixel 7 Pro to receive 1080p 'High' resolution mode for improved battery life and performance
Google is months away from releasing the Pixel 7 Pro, which is set to launch alongside the Pixel 7 and the Pixel Watch. However, a display innovation has already been discovered that could improve battery life and performance when needed. The Pixel 7 Pro will feature second-generation Google Tensor silicon, among other changes.
Apple MacBook Air 14 and MacBook Pro 13 retailer listings are not necessarily what they seem
US retailer has listed unreleased Mac hardware, both based on the upcoming Apple M2 chipset. While Apple may announce a new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13 at WWDC 2022, MacRumors claims that the listings are merely guesswork.
Nothing Phone (1) display specifications emerge with concept render
The Nothing Phone (1) may remain elusive, but TechDroider has shared details about the smartphone's display. The leaker has also offered up a concept render, highlighting the similarities that the Nothing Phone (1) will share with many other mid-range smartphones.
AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT, Radeon RX 7800 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XT power requirements leaked by PSU manufacturer
Seasonic has revealed possible details about the top three graphics cards in AMD's Radeon RX 7000 product stack. All due later this year, the trio could match their predecessor's power requirements and without resorting to the new 16-pin power connector.
POCO F4: Hands-on images leak of possible Redmi K40S re-brand with an improved primary camera
It seems that Xiaomi is on the verge of announcing the POCO F4, a global version of the Redmi K40S. While the POCO F4 and Redmi K40S will share many features, Xiaomi has equipped the former with a higher megapixel camera than the latter.
Next-generation Apple AirPods Pro to gain skin-detect sensors and lossless support with minimal design changes
According to new reports, the next-generation pair of AirPods Pro will not feature substantial design changes. Purportedly, Apple will return to its much-loved stem design language, while swapping out IR sensors for skin-detect sensors from the AirPods 3. Apple Lossless support is also expected to make an appearance on the AirPods Pro 2, which Apple is rumoured to launch in the autumn.
New Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro details provided by Samsung Health app as 5 W charging capabilities mooted
A beta version of the Samsung Health app has confirmed the company's plans to launch the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro later this year. Additionally, the app now contains a reference to skin temperature monitoring, a rumoured Galaxy Watch5 feature. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro may only support up to 5 W charging, rather than matching Apple's fast charging capabilities.
Amazfit Bip 3 and Bip 3 Pro details revealed in retailer leak
New details about Amazfit's Bip 3 and Bip 3 Pro have leaked, courtesy of Amazon Brazil. Equipped with a 1.69-inch display, the Bip 3 will also feature 5 ATM water resistance, plus numerous exercise modes. The Bip 3 Pro will ship with GPS and GLONASS support too.
Motorola Moto G62 5G: Specifications, official renders and prospective European pricing leaks
Specifications, official renders, and European pricing has leaked for the Moto G62, another 5G handset within the Motorola Moto G series. While the Moto G62 5G should outperform the Moto G52, Motorola has not equipped it with the Snapdragon 695 5G chipset also found in the Moto G82 5G. Instead, the Moto G62 5G relies on an improved version of the Snapdragon 480.
New Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro, Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 and Xiaomi 12 Ultra details emerge with 67 W fast charging touted
Xiaomi has certified several upcoming smartphones with the 3C in China, thought to be the Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro, Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 and Xiaomi 12 Ultra. For some reason, the flagships will only support 67 W fast charging, but the Xiaomi 12 Ultra could arrive with some unique colour options, albeit without Leica's infamous logo.
AYA NEO AIR Plus: Intel Alder Lake models announced, AMD Mendocino version will not ship until February 2023
AYA NEO has revealed new configurations for the AYA NEO AIR Plus, a 6-inch gaming handheld that will be available from US$249. Not only will the AYA NEO AIR Plus be available with AMD Mendocino APUs, but AYA NEO will also sell it with the Pentium Gold 8505 and the Core i3-1215U. For some reason, Intel Alder Lake-powered units will ship at least two months before their AMD Mendocino counterparts.
AOC AGON PRO AG274QS: 27-inch and 300 Hz gaming monitor presented with DisplayHDR 600 certification and a QHD resolution
AOC has unveiled the AGON PRO AG274QS, another 27-inch gaming monitor by the company. Available later this month, the AGON PRO AG274QS has a 300 Hz refresh rate, a 2.5K resolution and 0.5 ms response times (MPRT). The new gaming monitor offers up to 600 nits of peak brightness, thanks to its DisplayHDR 600 certification, too.
Google Pixel 7 Pro to launch with Pixel 6 Pro cameras as hands-on leak confirms Google's continued collaboration with Samsung
Hands-on photos of the Pixel 7 Pro have surfaced, months before the device's launch. Reputedly of a prototype unit, the leak confirms Google and Samsung's continued collaboration over Pixel smartphones, with the GS201 chipset set to use the Exynos Modem 5300 from the Exynos 2200. Also, it seems that the Pixel 7 Pro has the same cameras as the Pixel 6 Pro.
AYA NEO 2 GEEK: AYA NEO announces another gaming handheld powered by AMD Ryzen 6800U and Radeon 680M silicon
AYA NEO has introduced the AYA NEO 2 GEEK, seemingly a lesser alternative to the regular AYA NEO 2. Already pre-orderable in China, the AYA NEO 2 GEEK will come with Ryzen 5 6600U and Ryzen 7 6800U chipsets, plus 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage. The AYA NEO 2 GEEK will be available globally too, starting at US$619 with a Ryzen 5 6600U APU.
Realme DIZO Watch D to launch next week with a huge display
Realme has begun teasing the DIZO Watch D, a smartwatch that it will unveil next week. Due to arrive on June 7, the DIZO Watch D will have a monstrous display spanning 1.8-inches.
Creative Zen Hybrid: New wireless headphones launched with Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation and up to 37 hours of battery life
Creative has presented the Zen Hybrid, a new pair of wireless headphones that retail for under US$100. The Zen Hybrid offers up to 37 hours of battery life, Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Creative's Super X-Fi technology. The Creative Zen Hybrid is orderable now in multiple markets, including the Eurozone, the US and the UK.
Surface Laptop Go 2: Microsoft recycles the Surface Laptop Go with an Intel Core i5-1135G7 and a new colour option
Microsoft has refreshed the Surface Laptop Go with a second-generation model. While the Surface Laptop Go 2 launches with a newer processor than its predecessor, it still lacks keyboard backlighting. Also, the entry-level model misses out on a fingerprint scanner, but still costs US$599.99.