The Realme 10 Pro and 10 Pro+ unveiled in China last week will debut globally on December 8. The smartphones will also launch in India on the same day, and while their exact prices in India haven't been revealed yet, Realme VP Madhav Sheth took to Twitter to tease the Realme 10 Pro Plus' India price.
Sheth posted a short clip on Twitter with the caption, "Kudos to our product team for figuring this one out," which confirms the Realme 10 Pro+ will be priced under INR25,000 ($305/€295/CNY2,195) in India.
The Realme 10 Pro+ comes in three memory configurations in China -...
Twitter relaunched its verification program last May after a hiatus of more than three years, but it was paused again after Elon Musk took over Twitter. However, Musk has announced that Twitter will "tentatively" launch Verified on December 2 and manually authenticate all verified accounts before the check activates.
Manually authenticating verified accounts is definitely a good idea because after Musk's takeover of Twitter, the company started offering the blue check marks to eligible Twitter Blue subscribers as well without actually verifying identities, which led to verified accounts...
Renders of the OnePlus 11 (formerly known as 11 Pro) that leaked a couple of months ago revealed the smartphone's design. The renders showed the smartphone in black color, which we now know will be called Matte Black.
This revelation comes from tipster Max Jambor, who said the OnePlus 11 will come in Matte Black and Glossy Green colors. However, it's unclear if these will be the only colors or if there will be more options.
OnePlus 11's leaked renders
The OnePlus 11 is rumored to come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, up to 16GB RAM and 256GB storage, and a 6.7" QHD+ 120Hz...
The Honor Magic Vs just made its premiere and we are lucky enough to get one in our office for testing. This being the Chinese unit with non-finalized software we'll only focus on the hardware, but first, let's do an unboxing.
The phone comes with a 66W charger, USB cable, and a case for the rear panel.
The Honor Magic Vs is thinner and lighter than its predecessor thanks to a radically improved hinge design. The phone feels similar to the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 in the hand.
Inside, the Magic Vs has a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with up to 12GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is just around...
Nothing founder Carl Pei teased Android 13-based Nothing OS 1.5.0 for the Nothing Phone (1) a few days ago but didn't reveal any time frame for the stable update's rollout. However, Nothing has released a new software update (Nothing OS 1.1.7) for its first smartphone with some improvements, bug fixes, and better AirPods support.
The new update weighs about 80MB and lets Nothing Phone (1) users display the battery percentage of Apple AirPods. It's an experimental feature, which can be enabled by heading to the smartphone's Settings > Experimental features menu.
The Nothing OS 1.1.7...
The biggest iPhone making plant owned by the biggest iPhone making company Foxconn in China is located in Zhengzhou, and it's been the scene of unrest all this week. Latent worker unhappiness escalated into protests in the past few days, and there were multiple clashes with security personnel.
Eventually, Foxconn yesterday apologized for a pay-related "technical error" that occurred after hiring the latest batch of recruits, which claimed to have been misled over compensation benefits. The company offered each protesting new recruit CNY 10,000 (about $1,400) to resign and leave the...
The nubia Red Magic 8 Pro is coming in the next few weeks (or months, tops). This is made obvious by a new 3C certification the device has just received. While it doesn't reveal a lot about the phone, the company already officially announced that its next gaming handset would use Qualcomm's recently unveiled Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 top of the line chipset.
Additionally, the certification reveals the next Red Magic gaming phone will come with support for 165W wired charging. That's up from the already insane 135W on the Red Magic 7 Pro and the Red Magic 7S Pro. These two got their 5,000 mAh...
The Black Friday shopping spree frenzy is almost over and we’ve gathered a list of the best deals in the world of tech from the biggest shopping event of the year. Some of these deals may be over by the time you get to them and some are region specific so be wary.
Best phone deal in the US
It’s hard to beat a phone like the Pixel 6a at its regular MSRP of $449 but Amazon slashed its price to $300 which is great value for what’s arguably Google’s most competitively positioned smartphone.
Google Pixel 6a 6/128 $150 off Read our review $300 at Amazon US
Our list of best...
The day you had marked on your calendars is here – it’s Black Friday (for real this time). We already shared our picks for the best smartphone deals in the US, so check that out in case you missed it. Now we’re moving over to Europe. We focused on Amazon Germany and Amazon UK and tried to list both for each phone (not always possible, so there are a few gaps). There are some offers from other stores too.
Some phones are cheaper in Germany, others in the UK. Unfortunately, it is not as easy to ship a phone from one place to the other anymore. Amazon Germany delivers to the rest of the EU,...
It's Black Friday and the deals are flying. We've already covered laptops, smartwatches, gaming peripherals, phones, headphones, and tablets, now it's time for cameras.
We covered the US, the UK, and Europe (specifically, Germany) to find the best deals on digital cameras. We're a bit surprised by just how slim the pickings are but hey, there are still choices to be had.
The Panasonic Lumix S5 is the best-kept secret in the world of cameras. It's a few years old but is still very competitive, specs-wise, with the latest and greatest full-frame mirrorless cameras. But it's often...
The iQOO Neo7 SE is launching on December 2 alongside the iQOO 11 and it will be the first phone to launch with the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 chipset. Dimensity 8200 is expected to be an incremental upgrade over the outgoing 8100 chip with a different core configuration and clock speed - 1x Cortex-A78 clocked at 3.1 GHz and 3x Cortex-A78 running at 3.0 GHz while the Cortex-A55 cores remain at 2.0 GHz.
iQOO Neo7 SE posters
Elsewhere, the iQOO Neo7 SE is rumored to feature a 6.78” AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The phone will also likely bring a 5,000...
Samsung has released a new software update for the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro with a new Ball watch face to celebrate the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022.
The update weighs a little over 500MB and has a firmware version ending with AVK7. Once you've installed it, you can find the new Ball watch face in the Galaxy Wearable app with flags of countries participating in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
The new update also comes with the November 2022 security patch, and the changelog says it includes stability codes to improve the notifications and behavior of the watches.
Samsung Display is the dominant player in the OLED market, and one of the main reasons is Apple’s decision to use panels from the Korean maker for its iPhones.
According to a new report, Samsung is going to supply over 70% of the OLEDs for the iPhone 14 devices - this includes both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus with their regular panels and the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with their LTPO displays.
iPhone 14 Pro Max (left) and iPhone 14 Pro
The Korean news outlet TheElec revealed Apple is planning to manufacture 120 million units of its latest main series. Of them, at least...
Black Friday sales have extended into a week-long sale event over at Amazon, but now that the real Black Friday is here, here are the best deals on laptops that we could found.
We start off with deals in the UK and Germany, but you will find the US-specific laptop deals further down.
We are looking at computers with some of the latest and greatest hardware, including Intel's 12th gen and AMD's 6000 series processors, but also slightly older hardware, which is now heavily discounted. There are also some very powerful gaming laptops, too.
Keep in mind that these aren't all the deals...
The holiday shopping frenzy is reaching its highest point and mid-range phones are arguably the category that sees the most action. Phones that still do the job and bring some attractive features while keeping the price reasonable will never go out of fashion.
The “mid-range” category is extremely competitive, so we split the devices in three categories in our full buyer’s guide. Right in time for the holidays, Will rounds up our choices up to the €350 limit for those of you that prefer the video form.
It is clear that Xiaomi is doing a great job through its subsidiaries Redmi and...
The Lava Blaze NXT teased a couple of days ago has been unveiled. And as expected, it's a version of the Lava Blaze launched in July with a different SoC and more RAM.
The Lava Blaze came with the Helio A22 SoC and 3GB RAM, whereas the Blaze NXT has the Helio G37 chip and 4GB RAM under the hood.
The rest of the specs remain the same, meaning you get the Lava Blaze NXT with a 6.5" HD+ LCD, Android 12, and 64GB storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.
The Lava Blaze NXT features a glass back with a fingerprint reader and a triple camera setup headlined by a 13MP camera....
Amazon Black Friday is here, and if you’ve been eyeing a new smartwatch or fitness tracker, then it’s time to go over some deals. Here’s a list of smartwatch and smartband deals from across Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon DE.
Kicking off the smartwatch list is Apple’s top dog – Apple Watch Ultra. Sure it costs a pretty penny/euro cent, but you are getting a proper rugged smartwatch with all the bells and whistles offered by Cupertino, and it’s a few bucks off from its usual price. Apple is not a fan of steep discounts.
The last Friday of November is finally upon us, and with it, the traditional barrage of Black Friday deals. Naturally, our first and primary job around this time is to hunt down smartphone deals for you. However, we here at GSMArena tend to be general tech geeks with broad interests - cool PC peripherals being just one example.
Gaming keyboard deals
Without further ado, let's jump right into things with some deals on keyboards. Razer is offering quite a few of its keyboards on promo in the US. The BlackWidow V3 Mini is an excellent 10-keyless, 65% size keyboard with per-key RGB...
There is no better time to treat yourself a new smartphone than Black Friday. This is when phone prices are the cheapest, and we found some sweet deals for you. OnePlus, Motorola and Samsung have some incredibly nice discounts; you can also find some Sony and TCL deals, too.
Let’s start with the OnePlus deals. This is the time to get a new OnePlus phone, as the prices have dropped significantly.
OnePlus 9 8/128 $300 off, trade-in available Read our review $299 at OnePlus
OnePlus 9 12/256 $300 off, trade-in available Read our review $399 at OnePlus
Yesterday at the Snapdragon Summit, Hugo Swart, Vice President, XR Product Management, Qualcomm, unveiled the Snapdragon AR2 Gen 1, a hardware platform made of three chips that will power the next-gen augmented reality glasses.The new Snapdragon AR2 Gen 1 is the latest addition to Qualcomm’s extended reality (XR) product line.The system is made of an AR processor, located inside the right arm of the glasses, an AR co-processor located on […]
At the Snapdragon Summit, Chris Patrick, SVP and GM, Mobile Handset, Qualcomm, unveiled the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm’s flagship SoC for premium smartphones, and the successor of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.System Performance: Kryo CPU ClusterLet’s start with system performance, the standard hot topic for any new generation of processors. Qualcomm has improved all performance aspects over last year’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.The […]
Along with the Dimensity 9200 SoC, MediaTek has released the MediaTek T800 5G Modem that accompanies the Dimensity 9200. It is slated to be utilized beyond the smartphone market and may find itself in future industrial, IoT, Laptops, and machine-to-machine applicationsThe T800 5G modem is designed to reach peak speeds of 7.9Gbps and 4.2Gbps (download/uploads). The upload speed is the best we’ve seen, and content creators can be assured that […]
At its recent Executive Summit, MediaTek talked about its Filogic 880 and Filogic 330 WiFi 7 solutions (announced in May 2023) and, more importantly, showed live demonstrations of both the router and client sides. One of the demos features a speed of 13Gbps between two WiFi 7 devices, which is phenomenal.If you’re unfamiliar with these two platforms, Filogic 880 is destined to power WiFi 7 in the router, while Filogic […]
Just before its Executive Summit, which starts today, MediaTek announced its flagship SoC, the Dimensity 9200, the successor of the MediaTek Dimensity 9000. Alongside better performance and enhanced power efficiency, the new chipset brings many “firsts” to the mobile semiconductor industry.The Dimensity 9200 is the first chip made with the TSMC 2nd Gen 4nm Process and to feature an Arm Cortex-X3 primary core clocked at 3.05 GHz based on the […]
MediaTek introduced its Dimensity 1080 system on a chip (or SoC), which will power affordable smartphones (mid-range). These phones have much higher sales volumes than your high-end, expensive handset and can affect the balance of power of various underlying OS or app platforms.Dimensity 1080 takes the slot previously occupied by the 6nm Dimensity 920 launched last year. Overall, not much has changed from the 920: there’s a small CPU frequency […]
Officially launched during my coverage of IFA 2022 in Berlin, Germany, the Honor 70 series, especially the Honor 70 (official page) is designed to bring a high-end design look and feel to the competitive $600+ market segment. We have had time to look deeper, and here is our experience and analysis of this beautiful smartphone.This phone does not have an official retail channel in the USA, so the $650 street […]
Like clockwork, we’re entering one of the busiest parts of the year with an avalanche of cool new devices. The Google Pixel series is a landmark now, and we’re excited about today’s launch of the new Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.Last year’s Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro represented a turn for the better with many improvements over the Pixel 5, with notably a significant escalation of […]
Infinix just launched two Android smartphones aimed at young customers. The OEM has tuned the value proposition with seemingly high specifications for the dollar and has added an NFT marketing strategy (more Infinix NFT info).The Infinix Zero Ultra ($520, official page) is the more powerful of the two and features a MediaTek Dimensity 920, which we previously covered. It’s an excellent computing platform designed for this use case of bringing […]
Yesterday in Munich, alongside the 12-gen T-series smartphones and other IoT products, Xiaomi launched its new Smart Band 7 Pro equipped with a beautiful 1.64” AMOLED display. According to Xiaomi, the always-on 280 x 486 pixels, 326 PPI display is 84% bigger than the Smart Band 6.The device was released this summer in China and yesterday was the global launch. Besides the form factor and the larger screen size, the […]
Today in Munich, Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship, the Xiaomi 12T Pro, and its sibling, the Xiaomi 12T. The manufacturer touts the 200MP f/1.69 primary rear shooter with OIS as the “ultimate camera,” making that feature the show’s star. The 12T features a lower resolution 108MP f/1.7 primary sensor with OIS (optical image stabilization). Both are complemented with an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP f/2.4 macro camera.The previous […]
The new iPhone 14 has arrived! We’re reviewing the new iPhone 14, but remember, the iPhone 14 Plus is the same phone but larger. This year’s iPhone 14 is a minor incremental upgrade – let’s talk about what’s new.What’s New?Physically, the new iPhone 14 is highly similar to the iPhone 13. The aluminum chassis is identical (the iPhone 13 cases are perfectly compatible) and uses nearly all the same components […]
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip series is the most successful foldable phone to date, and the latest Galaxy Z Flip 4 aims to perfect a formula that has kept Samsung ahead of the competition. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, the Z Flip 4 can fold in half to become an extremely compact phone. Once unfolded, it is about the size of a regular 6.7” fully-featured Android phone.Its bendable nature […]
The new Galaxy Z Fold 4 sets the bar higher for all foldable and is the most advanced, most expensive Samsung Galaxy smartphone. In this fourth generation, Samsung brings an array of incremental but significant upgrades we have tested and analyzed using our experience with prior Galaxy Z Fold smartphones and a good knowledge of the competitive landscape.Note: our specific unit is the AT&T Galaxy Z Fold 4 (model SM-F936U) […]
Qualcomm is updating what used to be its Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 400 series in preparation for 2023. These new Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 chips are destined to power mid-range and entry-level smartphones, respectively.It is a “generational” architecture upgrade, and both the logic and the manufacturing have vastly improved, along with performance and power efficiency, especially for Snapdragon 6 Gen 1.Snapdragon 6 Gen 1This chip […]
Prêt à Pousser, the Parisian startup that offers connected indoor gardens was at Showstoppers, to launch its new product Multo during IFA. Multo is a connected vegetable garden furniture that allows urban families to grow up to fifty plants simultaneously.A truly nourishing vegetable garden, the connected Scandinavian-style furniture can grow salads, herbs, zucchinis, eggplants, squash, beans, peas, radishes, and microgreens. Prêt à Pousser claims that Multo is 200% more productive […]
Invoxia announced its Smart Dog Collar at Showstoppers during IFA 2022. The start-up, known for its GPS trackers, is now focusing on delivering non-invasive breathing and heart rate monitoring for dogs, to help our canine friends fight various heart diseases.During Showstoppers, I met Invoxia CEO Amélie Caudron, who explained that one out of five dogs will experience some cardiac conditions during their lifetime, and some breeds are more at risk […]
Honor has officially launched its new Honor 70 smartphone during a keynote at IFA 2022. It was a great event with good energy and the first Honor event we physically attended in a very long time.The new Honor 70 is a mid-range (549-599 Euros officially, or about ~$550-$600) smartphone that aims to provide a high-end design feel with its build quality, looks, and materials. At the same time, it wants […]
Qualcomm President and CEO, Cristiano Amon, delivered the opening keynote of IFA 2022 in Berlin. During his hour-long speech, he highlighted the key innovations of Qualcomm’s latest compute platform, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. One of the key pillars of high-end Qualcomm technology is Snapdragon Connect, the “best in class 5G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth”.Amon’s vision for Snapdragon Connect is to ”build the foundation of the cloud-connected society for the gigabit […]
As physical constraints and cost are capping the amount of “camera hardware” that can be crammed into the rear camera system, some OEMs are moving the photography battleground to the Selfie camera.The new Huawei Nova 10 Pro comes with a 60 Megapixel selfie camera supported by a secondary 8MP 2X optical zoom camera – a first for a selfie combo. Typically, the secondary camera is a just a Bokeh sensor, […]
It’s not easy going from one ecosystem to another; a big part of it comes down to using an unfamiliar user interface. That is also true for smartphone users wanting to switch from an iPhone to an Android.Millions of users have selected Launcher iOS 16 (50M downloads as of late), an Android “launcher” app that makes the user interface look like the newest iOS. Of course, it would smooth out some […]
Motorola just introduced the Edge 2022 (aka Motorola Edge Gen 3), powered by MediaTek’s new Dimensity 1050 computing platform, which has an exciting ratio between 5G features and cost-efficiency. This phone is priced at $499.The Edge 2022 (official page) is in line with the overall design language of the more powerful Motorola Edge 30 Pro ($600). Still, the latter is a higher-end phone with more expensive features such as the […]
Motorola has announced the Moto Razr 2022 in China, and the foldable phone is getting exciting upgrades, including a lower price, that position it as a Galaxy Z Flip 4 alternative.The design has been streamlined. Last year’s model had visual cues reminiscent of the original Razr, like a sizeable chin, but it’s all gone now. The new Razr 2022 has a thin and modern look. There’s no doubt that this […]
The Galaxy Z Flip family is probably the most successful foldable to date in terms of unit volume and broad appeal. Its $999 price makes it more affordable in that space, and it has generated universal interest from all kinds of users in our experience.The new Galaxy Z Flip 4 will push this concept even higher with improvements across the board: display, design, camera, compute power, and battery.Since the series […]
At its Unpacked Event (watch it) this morning, Samsung launched the new Galaxy Z Fold 4, its highest-end foldable phone designed to provide the best folding phone experience.The new handset brings many subtle external improvements, such as narrower bezels, slightly smaller size, and weight (by only 8g). Still, that aspect is broadly comparable to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 we reviewed last year, including the fact that the industrial design […]
We’ve always liked the idea of home internet based on 4G/5G, and T-Mobile steadily expanded its service to cover “40M homes” last month, according to the company.Yet, T-Mobile is ready to expand its Home Internet Service to the whole country or wherever it has a working wireless network with a slightly different service called Home Internet Lite.That said, there’s a caveat because the Lite internet service comes with usage caps. […]
Last Wednesday, OnePlus launched its newest OnePlus 10T smartphone during a successful event in New York City we attended. We recommend reading the launch article as we explain some background information that we won’t cover again in this article.The OnePlus 10T is a $649+ smartphone optimized for high-performance, and speedy battery charging, something that OnePlus feels was a vital market to address.In the past, the OnePlus “T” series was the […]
At its global launch event in New York, OnePlus launched its new high-performance smartphone, the OnePlus 10T. As with other “T” series handsets, it aims to excel at a few key features while bringing maximum value (features for the price), something that OnePlus has built its brand on.“The OnePlus 10T takes our signature fast and smooth performance to the next level at an extremely competitive price point”, says OnePlus founder […]
If you live far from a Samsung repair facility or equivalent, it can be a hassle to ship your phone and wait, especially if the phone is in somewhat working order. For example, you might only have a cracked glass back cover or an old battery that depletes quickly, but the phone is still functional.The Samsung self-repair program is available now and might be for you, depending on the type […]
With battery capacities for most smartphones limited to 5000 mAh, the following battery life challenge is to recharge what you have quickly. Fortunately, modern smartphones charge faster than just a few years ago, and it’s widespread to see 25-40W charge speeds.However, some phones can charge at 60W, 80W, or 180W! At the same time, many OEMs no longer provide a high-speed charger with the smartphone, citing goals of reducing electronic […]
One of Facebook’s more readily identifiable features is the use of blue where the color is featured prominently in its logo and its website. This is also applicable for its mobile app, but according to a report from XDA Developers, it seems that Facebook could be trying to create a cleaner look.The report claims that
To be a perfect seamless slab of phone, this 5G concept phone has no physical volume or power buttons, or a USB port. Link: https://www.gsmdb.com/cnet/news/vivos-apex-2019-lets-you-can-scan-your-fingerprints-anywhere-on-the-screen/#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d
Huawei has received largely positive reviews for the Mate 20 series which was found to be a pretty solid offering compared to some of the other smartphones on the market. It appears that the company has seen considerable demand for the Mate 20. Huawei has now revealed that it has shipped more than 10 million
WhatsApp is the world’s most popular cross-platform messaging service. It’s sending warns that urge users to not use third-party modified versions of the app such as WhatsApp Plus and GB WhatsApp. The company has said that those who use these apps are at a security risk since WhatsApp can’t vouch for the security practices of
The “lite” versions of Huawei’s flagships tend to launch ahead of the premium models, so we’re not surprised to see the Huawei P30 lite surface at a Polish online retailer. The page is pretty barren, it’s just a title “Huawei P30 lite 128GB Black” and the price, but that latter part is interesting enough on
High-end features in a relatively affordable package. That’s the vivo V15 Pro in a few words. Or you can say that this phone is vivo’s attempt to bring everything we love about the first vivo NEX to the masses. And thanks to the fast developing tech, we can even go ahead and say that in
The Moto G7 Power offers all-day battery and Android 9.0 for less than $250. Link: https://www.gsmdb.com/cnet/news/moto-g7-power-will-soon-be-available-for-pre-sale-for-249-g7-play-pre-sale-starts-march-29/#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d
Apple has announced that it will be holding an event on March 25. The event will take place at the company’s new Steve Jobs theater in Cupertino, California. Apple event March 25 pic.twitter.com/BkaJyXCkYS John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski) March 11, 2019 The event should more or less focus entirely on the company’s upcoming online services. A video
Get to know the different versions of USB 3.2 as you await the arrival of USB 4. Link: https://www.gsmdb.com/cnet/how-to/usb-3-2-explained-making-sense-of-current-and-confusing-usb-standard/#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d
Users say that calls on the receiver’s end sound tinny, cut in and out, and echo. Link: https://www.gsmdb.com/cnet/news/some-pixel-3-users-are-experiencing-mic-and-call-quality-issues/#ftag=CAD-01-10aai3d