Understanding Xiaomi’s smartphone lineup: what do they all mean?

Apple has really easy to follow smartphone lineup. Each year they release a new device and they increment the number. For the past few releases, they added a “Max” model and now a “Pro” one, but all in all it was rather easy to follow. Samsung has a similar approach with its Galaxy line. When you read the name of two devices from those companies you immediately know which one is newer and has better specs. The same can’t be…

Leaked images with a new Motorola smartphone with pop-up camera appear online

We haven’t talked about Motorola for quite a while. Even though the company makes good devices at affordable prices and their MotoMods are interesting and a nice spin on smartphones. Well, let’s change this a bit and today I will report on a new smartphone that has been leaked and will be the company’s first device with a pop-up camera. Details are scarce and we don’t have a lot of information, but almost certainly it will be part of the…

Google has found a serious security vulnerability in Android

Today Google disclosed a zero-day security vulnerability that affects many Android devices that are running Android 8.x or newer versions. The bug would allow an attacker to get ROOT access to a device, however, certain pre-conditions had to exist beforehand. Many wide-spread and successful devices are affected by many brands, including Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei and even Google Pixel devices. Even though the vulnerability is treated as “High”, there is no need to panic just yet. The vulnerability is not as…

Black Shark 2 Pro will launch on the 9th in the EU

After the red Magic 3S, it is Xiaomi’s turn to launch its updated gaming smartphone in Europe. The Black Shark 2 Pro will be available for pre-order on their official EU and UK store starting with the 9th of October, and those that will place an order will get the controllers as free gifts as well as discounts on accessories. The offer is similar to what was offered when the Black Shark 2 launched not too long ago. Unlike the…

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (Global Version) receives a new update

It has been quite a while since the Black Shark 2 has received an update. People were actually starting to feel disappointed since they were still stuck on the May security patch on the global version of the phone. Today, however, the company finally pushed a new update to the Black Shark 2 and not only does it update the security patch to the August security patch, but it also comes with a few added features as well as bug…

Nubia Red Magic 3S gaming smartphone launches worldwide tomorrow

Nubia has launched the Red Magic 3S, their updated gaming smartphone with the newer Snapdragon 855+ chipset, in China for a few good weeks and now it is time for the device to finally reach the rest of the world. Tomorrow the company will open pre-orders for the Red Magic 3S in Europe and in North America. We don’t have a price yet, but we will update this article once sales start and maybe we will even get a discount…

Umidigi UWake Unboxing

Umidigi started with smartphones, but in the past few months, the company launched quite a few other devices. We have the UWatch (which is at its second generation now), UPods and now, the Umidigi UWake. This is a Bluetooth speaker that acts as an alarm clock as well. What makes this interesting is that it can double as a sunrise simulator and has multiple color LEDs that can also beat to the music. All these, fur just $29.99, or even…

Doogee teases a new device with a Qualcomm chipset

Most Chinese brands that focus on the mid-range market use Mediatek chipsets. Those CPUs offer really good price to performance ratio and allows the manufacturers to develop and release quite powerful smartphones at really good prices. Despite the fact that Mediatek has launched quite a few good chipsets in the past two years, the company is still not seen in a good light and many prefer devices that have Qualcomm internals, even if this means slightly higher prices. Doogee (and…

The Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha comes with a case. Official unboxing video here

The Mi Mix Alpha managed to impress everyone. It may not be the most practical smartphone, but it is one of the best-looking devices out there and a real technological masterpiece. However, with its wrap-around display that curves all the way to the back and extends functionality there as well, it is clear that the Mi Mix Alpha is a fragile smartphone. Luckily, those that have the money to buy it will get a case in the box as well.…

The Xiaomi Poco F2 may arrive by year’s end

Well, well, well…what do we have here? Xiaomi India MD and Global VP Manu Kumar Jain may have (un)intentionally leaked the release of the Poco F2, a smartphone that many of us are waiting for. He posted a picture on twitter where he is having a discussion with Sneha Tainwala, who is in charge of planning for Xiaomi India. Behind them, a whiteboard with what appears to be a timeline of planned releases…maybe… Now, obviously I won’t be my life…