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TCL will stop selling BlackBerry-branded phones in August

Despite the reputation carried by the "BlackBerry" name, the company has struggled to break out and succeed in the modern smartphone market. In 2016, BlackBerry opted instead to license out their name, letting other device manufacturers design the smartphones whilst reaping the benefits of the respected brand. TCL Communications took up the mantle on this...

Motorola releases kernel sources for the One Power and One Hyper’s Android 10 release

Motorola recently expanded its Moto One lineup with the launch of the Moto One Hyper. The new mid-range smartphone from the Lenovo-owned company offers impressive specifications at an affordable price point. Although admittedly a little late to the trend, it also marks the first phone from Motorola to feature a pop-up selfie camera. The device...

The Best Smartwatch for fitness – The HONOR MagicWatch 2 [Update: Video]

The HONOR MagicWatch 2 improves on many of the features from the original MagicWach. It's a polished and simple smartwatch with a clear goal- to be the best fitness companion for its users. So many of its features are designed specifically to enhance your workout routine and be a digital personal trainer. This is not...

ASUS warns users the ROG Phone II is in short supply due to the coronavirus situation

The Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak in China is wreaking havoc on the global supply chain. The virus has infected more than 14,500 people so far, which has prompted the US and governments in Europe and Asia to enforce new regulations to block visitors from China and screen returning citizens. On top of that, since China is...

Developers bring Android 10 to the ancient Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note 3

Nowadays, Android flagship phones receive two years of software support. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S8 was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat. It received Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9 Pie, but it won't officially receive Android 10. The same is applicable for flagship phones of other device makers. Mid-range phones and budget phones often...

Xiaomi may launch a Redmi K30 Pro with the Snapdragon 865 but no 108MP camera

MWC 2020 is fast approaching, and multiple device makers are scheduled to launch new phones at the event. We expect to see both launches of Qualcomm Snapdragon 865-powered flagships as well as mid-range phones powered by the Snapdragon 765G. Although Xiaomi hasn't specifically stated that it plans to announce new phones at MWC, it did...

HMD Global’s next budget Nokia smartphone may have just leaked

Mobile World Congress 2020 is right around the corner and we expect smartphone OEMs to showcase their latest devices over the course of the trade show. While a couple of OEMs have already revealed plans to launch new devices or talk about new solutions at the event, most others have remained tight-lipped. We already know...

Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro may have 108MP cameras

During the Snapdragon Tech Summit last year, Xiaomi confirmed that its upcoming flagship Mi 10 will be launched in the first quarter of 2020. As expected, Xiaomi also confirmed that the device would feature Qualcomm's latest flagship SoC — the Snapdragon 865. However, we soon learned that the company was planning to launch another device...

MediaTek announces the Helio G80 chip aimed at mobile gaming on a budget

Taiwanese chip design company MediaTek is expanding its line of mid-range SoCs today with the introduction of the Helio G80. MediaTek's G series of Helio chips is aimed at delivering great performance in mobile games without increasing the price significantly beyond the reach of the average consumer. The first chip in the Helio G series...

What we know about the Galaxy Z Flip: Samsung’s Clamshell Foldable Phone

In 2019, Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola kicked off the foldable phone crazy with the Galaxy Fold, Mate X, and Motorola Razr, respectively. Each of these 3 phones approached foldable smartphone design in different ways, with Razr's arguably being the most intuitive as it's a throwback to the iconic clamshell design. The Motorola Razr's uniqueness will...

MWC 2020 Preview: Everything we expect from this jam-packed event

MWC, short Mobile World Congress, is an annual event held by GSM Alliance in Barcelona, Spain. MWC is the world's largest event to showcase mobile technology, and that is exactly what happens every year. Every year, OEMs around the world use MWC as a platform to announce their latest consumer-ready products, giving us smartphone enthusiasts...