Xiaomi’s new gaming smartphone comes with a Joy-Con

We’ve already seen the likes of Razer and ASUS making a push in the gaming smartphone market, but what you probably don’t know is that Xiaomi has also been somewhat involved in this space — just not with its own identity. Dubbed Black Shark, this startup has been leveraging Xiaomi’s investment and smartphone manufacturing know-how, […]

OnePlus rescheduled its upcoming smartphone event because Apple just recently announced its own event on the same day (AAPL)

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson OnePlus rescheduled its OnePlus 6T smartphone announcement event because Apple recently announced it’s hosting an event on the same day.  OnePlus’ launch event is now taking place one day earlier, on October 29, at the same venue as originally planned.  The company says it will cover the costs of travel changes and tickets […]

A new Nintendo patent shows how a smartphone case could turn your phone into a working Game Boy

Nintendo Nintendo filed a US patent for a Game Boy-style phone case in March 2018. The case is designed to turn a smartphone’s touchscreen into a functioning Game Boy with a working control pad and buttons. Nintendo does not currently have any Game Boy software available for Android or iOS devices, but the case design […]

Apple’s A12 Bionic is the first 7-nanometer smartphone chip

Apple’s new iPhones come with a brand new chip called the A12 Bionic. The company says it’s the industry’s first 7-nanometer chip and contains 6.9 billion transistors. That statement is true, to an extent — it’s the first chip that will be commercially available to the public. Last month, Huawei also announced a 7-nanometer chip […]

New iPhone X release – Why now is a very good and bad time to buy Apple’s smartphone

Apple has a major event planned for next Wednesday and it’s likely to be all about the iPhone. September always brings a refresh to this popular device and, with a keynote planned for September 12, it seems almost certain some updated call makers from the US technology firm are inbound. Although not confirmed it seems […]

Samsung’s foldable smartphone teased for November reveal

Samsung’s foldable smartphone has been in the works for years, but now it looks like we’re finally going to get a sneak peek of the technology within the next couple of months. Speaking to CNBC at the IFA electronics show in Berlin last week, Samsung Mobile’s CEO DJ Koh said it’s “time to deliver” on […]

Sony’s new HX99 compact camera does things your smartphone can’t

At a time when everyone is carrying around a generally capable camera inside their smartphone, compact cameras have struggled to stay relevant. Barring Sony’s own wonderful RX100 series and Fujifilm’s X100F family, the world of point-and-shoots is usually an unremarkable one. Sony’s only camera announcements at IFA 2018 were intriguing, at least. It revealed two […]

Samsung launches its first Android Go smartphone

Samsung has revealed its first smartphone created specifically for Android Go, Google’s stripped-down mobile OS. The Korean manufacturer has been making affordable phones for a long time, and they’ve been doing quite well in developing markets where they’re being sold. It’s really no surprise that it has conjured up a Go phone of its own […]

‘The CIA is listening & may kill me’: Duterte mulls ditching his smartphone

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is thinking of dumping his smartphone over fears that the CIA is constantly eavesdropping on his conversations and might use his private information to eventually assassinate him. “I know, the US is listening. I’m sure it’s the CIA, it’s also the one who will kill me,” Duterte said in Cebu City […]