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The OnePlus 9 seems to be throttling its performance in many popular apps

While camera and display haven’t always remained the strongholds of OnePlus, performance is one area where OnePlus phones have historically been quite good. So it came as a surprise when we learned that the company’s newest flagship, the OnePlus 9 Pro, isn't pushing the envelope of performance that we have come to expect from OnePlus...

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Plus brings faster CPU and AI performance to flagship phones

Qualcomm unveiled its latest flagship chip, Snapdragon 888, in December of 2020. Since its launch, the new chip has made its way to many flagship smartphones such as the Galaxy S21 series, Mi 11, ROG Phone 5, Xperia 1 III, and iQOO 7 Legend, to name a few. While Qualcomm previously launched a single flagship...

Leica’s first-ever smartphone is a rebadged Sharp Aquos R6

In the smartphone space, Leica is best known for its collaboration with Huawei. In the most recent memory, we saw the company providing its 7-element Summicron lens on the Sharp Aquos R6 that launched last month. Now, it’s stepping outside its comfort zone —camera lenses — to explore a whole new territory: making smartphones. That’s...

Red Magic 6R is Nubia’s latest beastly gaming phone with an affordable price tag

Nubia made headlines when it launched the gaming-focused Red Magic 6 series earlier in March. Three months later, the Chinese smartphone maker is adding a third model to the lineup with the launch of the Red Magic 6R. The Red Magic 6R has the same flagship-level hardware as the standard and Pro models but opts...

The successor to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 will have Arm’s new v9 CPU designs

Thanks to the ongoing global chip shortage, chip design firm Qualcomm is struggling to meet the demand for its premium-tier Snapdragon 888 chip, so they've resorted to launching products like the Snapdragon 860 and 778 in recent months. However, that doesn't mean they aren't still working on their next major chipset. We already know that...

Xiaomi’s Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro push OnePlus into a tough spot

Xiaomi recently launched the Mi 11X and the Mi 11X Pro in India. These two flagship killers were initially announced as Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro+ in China and are part of Xiaomi's crusade to conquer India's premium phone market as it has in the lower price segments. The Mi 11X series has the...

iQOO 7 series launched in India with 120Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 888 and 66W fast charging

iQOO, a sub-brand of Vivo, today launched its new iQOO 7 series in India. Since its inception, iQOO’s primary focus has remained its home country China, where it has launched multiple smartphones across different price ranges. However, the company’s global portfolio only contains one device: the iQOO 3, which launched in India last year. The...

Sony’s Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III have 120Hz displays, periscope cameras, and 3.5mm audio jacks

In an online event today, Sony unveiled two new Android smartphones with the launch of the Xperia 1 III (Xperia 1 Mark 3) and Xperia 5 III (Xperia 5 Mark 3). Both phones pack mostly identical hardware but differ in size. The Xperia 1 III leads the charge as a full-fledged flagship while the Xperia...

OPPO teams up with Ericsson, Vodafone and Qualcomm to commercialize Europe’s first 5G SA network

While a large portion of the world has yet to experience 5G, it’s already a reality in several countries, including the US, UK, China, Japan, etc. Most existing 5G networks we currently have are built on Non-Standalone Architecture (NSA), which relies on the existing LTE infrastructure to broadcast 5G signals. But to fully realize the...

Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro launched in China with 144Hz displays and 120W fast charging

In a launch event in China, Xiaomi-backed Black Shark has unveiled two new gaming phones: the Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro. Direct successors to the last year’s Black Shark 3 series, both phones boast notable improvements, including 144Hz displays, upgraded processors, and up to 120W fast charging support. Black Shark 4 series: Specifications Specification Black...

ASUS ZenFone 8 “Mini” may pack a 5.9″ 120Hz OLED screen and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888

Earlier this month, ASUS launched its first flagship phone of the year: the ROG Phone 5. It launched earlier than expected yet still added many improvements over last year's ROG Phone. The ROG Phone 5 isn't the only flagship phone from ASUS that's launching in 2021, though. We're expecting the successor to last year's ZenFone...

Red Magic 6 series with a crazy 165Hz display launches globally

After launching the Red Magic 6 series in China earlier this month, Nubia is now bringing its crazy gaming phones to the international markets. The Red Magic 6 and Red Magic 6 Pro are some of the most powerful gaming phones out there, with both devices offering a 165Hz refresh rate screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888...