Xiaomi makes POCO a separate company. Pocophone F2 to launch soon

Starting today, POCO is an individual company. Until now it was a sub-brand of Xiaomi that targeted mid-range prices for flagship performance. Only one device was released so far, the POCOPhone F1, but it saw huge success all around the world. It is easy to like the device. It has a flagship-level CPU, the Snapdragon 845, a good FullHD+ screen and above-average photo capabilities. Some compromises were clearly made, but the device feels well build and runs smoothly. Xiaomi decided…

Get the Nubia Z20 dual-screen smartphone for just $499

With the launch of the Snapdragon 865 smartphones just around the corner, it is time for the previous generation of devices to get a discount. If you don’t mind owning a device that is just shy of next-gen, then this is the time to buy a smartphone. Here is our first exhibit, a smartphone that has really good specifications, an interesting device, a truly edge-to-edge screen and goes even a step further by offering a secondary, fully functional, display on…

OnePlus confirms 120Hz AMOLED display for their 2020 lineup

OnePlus managed to get a lot of praise for introducing the 90Hz display in the OnePlus 7 Pro last year. The display is really good and everybody that had the chance to see it in action praised it and appreciated the smoothness. This year the company is preparing something even better. In an official statement, OnePlus has confirmed that they are collaborating with Samsung to launch a smartphone with a 120Hz refresh rate display this year. OnePlus is calling it…

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro image was a fake

Two days ago we wrote about a possible leak of a Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro smartphone that suggested the phone could come with an under-display selfie camera, as could be seen in the image above. Even though we stated then that it could be a fake and should be taken with a grain of salt, we decided to come with more details now, when the image was proven to be a fake. After some more digging by other people, it…

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro may be the first smartphone with under-display camera

UPDATE: It is just a concept, not a real image. More details here. Over the past couple of days, two images started to surface on Weibo that allegedly show the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and the front glass panel for the phone. Right now we can’t confirm the authenticity of these images, so please take everything here with a big grain of salt, but if we are to believe these leaks, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro may be the first…

Get the umidigi A3x for just $80

Banggood has started pre-sales for the Umidigi A3x, a low-budget smartphone that managed to spark our interest because of a really good price to performance ratio. Now, don’t expect high-performance gaming or 4k video recording, but for a secondary device or for someone that only does web browsing, emails and social networks, the Umidigi A3x may be a really good smartphone. It also runs the latest version of Android (Android 10), which is a cool bonus at just $80. The…

ELEPHONE U3H packs a lot of storage for under $250

Elephone is launching its first smartphone for 2020: the Elephone U3H. Yah…I don’t know either the logic behind the naming, but let’s move past it and focus on the device itself because it is quite interesting. Now, it is still a mid-range smartphone, but Elephone is packing a lot of internal storage and features that are usually not found at this price point. The ELEPHONE U3H comes with the older Helio P70 chipset. It is still a decent mid-range CPU,…

Realme keeps momentum going with the Realmi 5i

Realme wants to make sure that people are talking about their brand and smartphones from their portfolio. This is part of their strategy on reaching the number 1 smartphone seller in India, and also achieving great results in other countries. That is why today marks the very first smartphone release for 2020 for Realme. They unveiled a new budget smartphone that, despite having a really low price tag, does come with a few cool specs. They did make a few…

Mediatek unveils Dimensity 800 series chipset for cheap 5G phones

It is no secret that 5G is going to take off in 2020. More and more smartphones will launch with 5G connectivity and even though it won’t be the year that this new tech will surpass 4G, it will be the year that we will truly see smartphones with 5G options widely available. Mediatek, obviously, want’s a piece of the cake and that is why it unveiled a new series of 5G-ready chipsets that will reach mid to high-mid range…

Xiaomi and NReal join forces to bring mix-reality to the masses

A few months ago I wrote about an interesting new company called NReal that is developing a pair of smart glasses that focus on mix-reality, gaming, and advanced interactions. Something that Google tried in the past but eventually abandoned the project, at least for general consumers. After that article (which I strongly recommend you read since it is really interesting), there was almost complete silence…until today. Black Shark just announced that they are partnering with NReal to bring mix-reality to…