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May 15, 2021

New Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 available for pre-order with $180 Samsung Credit

Last month, Samsung announced its lineup of new Samsung Galaxy Book computers: The Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360. The latter has a hinge that swings all the way around to take advantage of Windows 10’s tablet mode. Each one comes in 13 and 15-inch versions and they’re all currently on pre-order. Today (Friday) is the last day to take advantage of a promotion that Samsung is holding in the US. Anyone who pre-orders one of these Galaxy Book Pros will be eligible for $180 in Samsung Credit, redeemable towards any Samsung accessories or other Samsung products. Samsung...



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May 15, 2021

LeEco is staging a comeback, schedules major event for May 18

LeEco sprang back to life earlier this year when it announced a pair of TWS earbuds with active noise cancellation. But the company has grander plans and sent out invites for a May 18th event. The invite is laconic, with “I’m back” written in large font. Below that it unveils the name of the event, “LeTV Smart Ecological Conference”, which is quite vague. So, what’s this about? Several versions of the invite teasing LeEco's May 18 event If you look closely, there’s a mirrored “TV 3D” in the bottom right of hte first invite. And a mirrored “VR” appears a couple of times. You...



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May 15, 2021

Apple iPhone 13 to feature FaceID chip twice as small as the one on iPhone 12 series

Apple is said to finally shrink the notch on its iPhone 13 series. Last month we even saw a leaked screen protector detailing the re-arranged notch looks and now DigiTimes is reporting Apple is looking to source 40-50% smaller VCSEL chips used for 3D mapping face scans for its 2021 iPhones. Leaked iPhone 13 screen protector The report further mentions that the decreased chip will play a key role in shrinking the overall notch size. The same smaller image processing chip will also be used in future iPads with FaceID. With the smaller notch, Apple will also look to move up the...



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May 15, 2021

Samsung adds third-party wallet support to its Blockchain Wallet

Little known fact is that Samsung has a native crypto wallet for its Galaxy smartphones and starting today, the so-called Samsung Blockchain Wallet will support third-party wallets and cold wallet storages so you can manage your crypto assets from one place. Samsung's wallet can now connect to hardware wallets like Ledger Nano S and Nano X. Keep in mind, though, that Samsung's wallet support for tokens is still limited to Bitcoin, Etherium, ERC20 tokens, Tron and TRC tokens. In addition, the wallet supports decentralized apps built on blockchain to authenticate and exchange assets on...



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Friday, 14 May 2021

May 14, 2021

Oppo Reno6 Pro+ specs confirmed yet again, will feature X-axis linear motor

The Reno6 Pro and Reno6 Pro+ are expected to arrive as the latest additions to Oppo’s product lineup. We’ve already seen the pair in TENAA listing and a leaked spec sheet and now we get more details surrounding the Pro+ and its camera setup Well-known tipster DigitalChatStation confirmed via his Weibo profile that the Reno6 Pro+ will carry a Snapdragon 870 chipset alongside a 4,500 mAh battery with 65W SuperVOOC charging and Sony’s 50MP IMX766 camera sensor. The handset is said to measure in at 7.99mm thick while weighing in at 188 grams. DigitalChatStation post on Weibo This...



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May 14, 2021

Reuters: TSMC may build its advanced 3nm foundry in the US instead of Europe

Building more semiconductor foundries in the midst of a global chip shortage sounds like great news. However, it’s a very expensive process that takes years, which is made clear in a report from Reuters about TSMC’s plans to built more factories. Last year it announced a $10-12 billion investment to build one chip factory in Phoenix, Arizona (first of up to six). It will be producing chips on a 5 nm process with a relatively low target of 20,000 12” wafers a month (compared to 100,000/month that the factories in Taiwan are churning out). Now the company’s leadership is considering a more...



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May 14, 2021

Samsung Galaxy A22 4G and A22 5G renders and specs surface

The Samsung Galaxy A22 is reportedly due in June and it looks like it will come in two variants - 4G and 5G. The two phones have a largely identical design and four colors - White, Black, Purple and Mint. Where they differ is in the cameras, displays, chipsets and biometrics. The Galaxy A22 5G, seen below, will be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset with a 5G modem, have a 6.4-inch display, which given the visible side-mounted capacitive fingerprint scanner is likely an LCD. There will be three cameras on the back of the Galaxy A22 5G - a 48MP main one, a 5MP (likely...



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May 14, 2021

The vanilla Oppo Reno6 also makes an appearance on TENAA

After the Oppo Reno6 Pro and Pro+ showed up on TENAA, we now have the vanilla Reno6 listed as well. As a result we have some of the specs of the handset with model number PEQM00 confirmed. Oppo Reno5 5G The specs sheet says the regular Reno6 will sport a 6.43-inch display and a 4,200 mAh battery split into two cells to enable Oppo's 65W fast charging tech. There were also dimensions on the listing - 158.8 x 72.1 x 7.59mm, which is a tad smaller than the current Reno5 5G with the same 6.43-inch display. This is good news as we recently reviewed the Reno5 5G and it turned out to be a...



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May 14, 2021

Dimensity 900-powered vivo smartphone pops up on Geekbench

Mediatek introduced the Dimensity 900 chipset for midrangers yesterday. The Taiwanese company stayed silent on an eventual phone launches with the new SoC, but vivo might be very quick to adopt it. A device with the model number vivo V2123A appeared on Geekbench 4, and it is powered by the MT6877 chipset, also known as Dimensity 900. The results are 3,467 in the single core test and 8,852 for multiple cores. vivo V2123A on Geekbench Mind you these numbers are not comparable to those from the more recent GeekBench 5. It is quite hard to compare the performance of the Dimensity 900...



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May 14, 2021

Our Zenfone 8 Flip video review is up

Unlike some companies Asus knows the value of making a phone available right after announcing it, before the excitement from the launch event cools off. The Zenfone 8 Flip should be available in multiple countries across Europe as of today. At least the Black color is, the Silver one is coming at the end of the month. Of course, it’s always prudent to check out reviews before you hit the Buy button. Our written review of the Flip went live yesterday, now you can watch Will explain the ups and downs of the phone on video too. Speaking of, ups and downs are the favorite party trick...



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May 14, 2021

Sony unveils two new colors for the PS5 DualSense controller

Sony launched the PlayStation 5 with a black & white exterior, now it’s time to spice things up. The company unveiled two new color schemes for the DualSense controller, which will be available next month. We suspect that the red & black version, Cosmic Red, will be many people’s favorite. The other one is pretty restrained with an almost all-black color scheme, save for some blue highlights. It is dubbed Midnight Black. New DualSense colorways: Cosmic Red • Midnight Black The two new paint jobs will be available at retailers around the world starting next month, check your...



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May 14, 2021

Meizu Watch appears on China Telecom website

We’ve been expecting Meizu to announce its second smartwatch for a while now and we might not be far away from it finally happening. The Meizu Watch was spotted on China Telecom’s very own site by Weibo leakster @UncleMobile giving us our first look at the device. Meizu Watch listing The design is quite reminiscent of the Apple Watch with its square casing and looped watch band. We can see a single button on the right side of the casing as well as a nod to eSIM capabilities revealed on the page. Meizu Watch was initially believed to launch in Q4 2020 but that never materialized....



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May 14, 2021

Samsung Galaxy S10 series receives May security patch

Samsung has begun pushing the May security patch for the Galaxy S10 series devices. The new patch bears the G97xFXXUAFUE3 build number and clears several vulnerabilities including the Qualcomm modem flaw on models using Snapdragon chips. Samsung’s new patch also irons out several flaws in Samsung’s own One UI and improves the overall system stability. The new update has been rolling out in Europe and is expected to spread to more regions soon. Via



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May 14, 2021

Honor Play 5 to come with a 64MP quad camera, company says

Last month we shared an exclusive render of the Honor Play 5 and reported the smartphone will sport a 64MP quad camera. That bit has now been corroborated by Honor as the phone maker shared a poster on Weibo to confirm it, while a separate post revealed the Play 5 will be only 7.46mm thick. Honor Play 5 will sport 64MP quad camera • Honor Play 5 will be 7.46mm thin Previously, Honor announced that the Play 5 will support 66W charging and revealed the smartphone's design, which is different from what our render showed, suggesting we are actually looking at two different...



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May 14, 2021

New vivo iQOO Neo specs sheet appears on TENAA

iQOO is expected to launch a new phone that is currently in development with the model number V2018A. It appears to be a more affordable alternative to the iQOO Neo5, and the full specs leaked on TENAA, revealing a mighty chipset and a decent battery size. According to the listing, the iQOO Neo 5S (name not confirmed yet) will run on Snapdragon 870, since the CPU frequency is 3.2 GHz. The phone will also have 6/8/12 GB RAM and 64/128/256 GB storage, but the actual combinations will be revealed once it arrives for sale. At the front we have a 6.57” screen with Full HD+ resolution and...



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May 14, 2021

Poco M3 Pro 5G to have Dimensity 700 chipset

Poco execs recently revealed that the Poco M3 Pro 5G arriving on May 19 will be powered by MediaTek's Dimensity chip instead of Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoC, which we now know is the Dimensity 700. #POCOM3Pro 5G features the MediaTek Dimensity 700!A 7nm high-performance processor with more power and more efficiency!More speed for all of your entertainment needs.#MoreSpeedMoreEverything indeed! pic.twitter.com/bq0W3WWpDK— POCO (@POCOGlobal) May 13, 2021 Poco hasn't divulged anything else about the M3 Pro 5G yet, but recently leaked renders revealed the smartphone's design. It will come in...



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May 14, 2021

Realme Narzo 30 officially confirmed to feature 48MP triple camera, company shares camera sample

The Realme Narzo 30 will arrive on May 18, and the company has already revealed a few specs of the smartphone and design, telling us the Narzo 30 will feature a triple camera setup, which is now officially confirmed to include a 48MP primary camera. In addition to confirming the main camera's resolution, Realme also shared a picture taken with the 48MP unit. You can check it out below. Previously confirmed Narzo 30 features include a Helio G95 SoC, 90Hz punch hole display, side-mounted fingerprint reader, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 5,000 mAh battery with 30W charging. We also know...



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May 14, 2021

Honor 50 and 50 Pro receive 3C certification confirming 66W and 100W charging

The Honor brand is expected to announce its next flagship lineup following Huawei’s selling of the brand. The Honor 50 lineup is expected to be announced by the brand as early as this month. The latest news comes from China’s 3C where two of the Honor 50 models were certified with their bundled power adapters. As MyFixGuide reports, there are two models certified in this listing. The NTH-AN00 is the vanilla variant of the Honor 50, meanwhile, the NRA-AN00 represents the Pro variant. According to the certification, these devices will be bundled with 66W and 100W power...



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May 14, 2021

Google Assistant’s new colorful UI previewed

Google Assistant last received a visual refresh of its UI in the later part of 2019 with general rollout taking place in the initial part of 2020. This updated Google Assistant UI is simpler, more compact, and will adapt to the phone’s dark theme setting while it’s active or disabled. A new report shows that a new update to Google Assistant’s UI may be coming in the form of a more colorful appearance. XDA-Developer tipster Matthew Pirszel was able to uncover a new change to Google Assistant’s appearance, making it more colorful. Google Assistant had both blue and green shades applied to...



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May 14, 2021

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro renders leak showing shocking new design

Google has been playing it safe with the Pixel line for the past couple of generations or so, but it looks like this year it's finally ready to shake things up in the mobile world again. A new leak purports to show us renders depicting the upcoming Pixel models. Yes, models plural, and that's the first change compared to last year when the 'flagship' line consisted of only one phone, the Pixel 5. Not so this time around: we're getting both a Pixel 6 and a Pixel 6 Pro. And... just look at them. Google Pixel 6 (left) and Pixel 6 Pro (right) The Pixel 6 seems smaller and has only two...



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