blackview x1 smartwatch

Blackview launches a new fitness tracker disguised as a smartwatch

If you look at Chinese companies you will see that many of them sell smartwatches and some are really cheap, way under $100. In my opinion, most of them are not smartwatches but fitness trackers. I consider that to be able to call such a device a smartwatch, it has to have truly smart capabilities like AI features and the possibility to install applications. If all it does is show notifications, track activity and display the time, it is a…

black shark 3 eu launch

Black Shark 3 available in Europe

Today we saw the international launch of the Black Shark 3 and the company is now accepting pre-orders for their latest gaming smartphone in the EU. The new interaction of the device comes with better hardware, enhanced cooling and a high refresh-rate screen, a feature that was absent from last year’s smartphones. Still, the device has some serious competition from Red Magic. The Black Shark 3 Pro was also released, but pricing and availability were yet to be announced. Before…

Mediatek ‘pulls a Qualcomm’ and unveils Dimensity 1000+

I almost missed this news item due to its sudden release and similarity with the previous high-end chipset released by Mediatek. The company borrowed from Qualcomm and decided to release a “Plus” version of its high-end mobile CPU. The new Dimensity 1000+ chipset offers only a few improvements over the standard version, however, these enhancements seem tailored towards gaming smartphones. The new Dimensity 1000+ uses the same octa-core configuration as before, but now supports 144Hz screen with resolutions of up…

Black Shark 2 Beta Testers are left in the dark

About a month ago Black Shark has started beta-testing the JoyUI 11 update for the Black Shark 2 and 2 Pro. Back then it chose 50 people to receive the beta update and report problems encountered with the operating system so they could fix them prior to the stable release. We even wrote a hands-on review on JoyUI 11a hands-on review on JoyUI 11 where we praised the new OS, but we did ignore the problems since bugs are something…

AnTuTu’s Top 10 for April is full of Snapdragon 865

Antutu published its top 10 devices for April 2020 and it is a rather boring one. Absolutely all positions are occupied by smartphones that are equipped with the Snapdragon 865 chipset. Furthermore, all devices are made by Chinese companies. Yes, I double-checked everything and this is not a China-only ranking, but the top of the phones that received the highest score in AnTuTu Benchmark. At the top we have OPPO Find X2 Pro which is closely followed by the non-pro…

realme 6 pro eu price

Realme 6 Pro available for pre-order in Europe. Price for X50 Pro also revealed

Today Realme officially launched the S6 Pro in Europe. Even though the phone has a good mid-range price and capable cameras, the price is a lot more expensive than we initially expected. The company will only sell the 8GB+128GB model in the EU, but even so, the price they are asking is a bit steep: €350. The Realme 6 Pro has decent specs: a Snapdragon 720G CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Also, the 6.6″ FullHD+ screen has…

Umidigi is again misleading customers with photos not taken by them

Back when the Umidigi A5 Pro was released we wrote about the misleading marketing campaign that the company was doing to promote their smartphone. Back then, they were using a photo taken with the Huawei P30 Pro and advertising it as being taken with their smartphone. They even went so far as to add a watermark “Shot on the UMIDIGI A5 Pro”. It seems that they are back at it, this time to promote S5 Pro. The image from the…

coloros 7 update chedule

ColorOS 7 Global Version release schedule posted by OPPO

OPPO is close to releasing the ColorOS 7 version of its operating system to Europe as well as other regions. This update will bring many new and interesting features as well as Android 10 to a big list of devices released by the company. In a Twitter post, the company has released its update schedule and it includes many smartphones. As with most big updates, it will be pushed in batches over the next few months, with some devices and…

Xiaomi updates browsers in reaction to the tracking scandal

Xiaomi just pushed an update for their Mint browser and Mi Pro browser as a reaction to the tracking scandal that is currently undergoing. As part of this update, usage stats and information won’t be transmitted to their servers when the browser is used in Incognito mode unless the user explicitly enables it. By default, the privacy-focused feature is active, so there is no action needed on your side. In case you don’t remember, Xiaomi browsers have been found to…

Download MIUI 12 EU ROMs now thanks to Xiaomi.eu

Just a few days ago Xiaomi announced MIUI 12 and offered the beta version for a few key smartphones. Sadly, that was only the Chinese version of the ROM with no indication as to when the global versions will be released. Luckily, the modding community has you covered and Xiaomi.eu, the biggest community that offers Xiaomi ROMs, has released its MIUI 12 ROMs. These are still based on the Chinese version of the OS, but it was strongly modded to…