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Huawei Mate 10 Pro scores 97 on DxO test

DxO has been working overtime of last, bringing a heap of new photo tests - the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus - 94, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 - 94 - and finally the Google Pixel 2, which received the highest ever compound score for a phone - 98. And now we have a detailed test of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. If all you care about is the overall score - the Mate 10 Pro was awarded a 97 - but for those of you that want a more detailed breakdown, DXO Labs has you covered. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro received a 100 for its photo performance and 91 for video. For stills the Huawei Mate 10 Pro gets...

Microsoft Lumia 950XL will come with a removable battery

Microsoft's long-overdue flagship smartphone announcement is scheduled for October 6 (yes, tomorrow) and we're expecting the Lumia 950 and 950 XL to finally become official. The two devices have starred in a number of leaks, as well as a suspicious in-house campaign, which saw the phones "mistakenly" listed on official company sites. (more…)

Xiaomi Mi 9 Roy Wang Custom Edition to launch in China on 1st April

Last month, Xiaomi launched its flagship smartphone — Mi 9, which offers high-end technical specs at comparatively lower pricing than additional flagship handsets from leading brands. The Chinese manufacturer is even working on solving its supply chain issues. Today, the manufacturer has established that it is yet again partnering with Roy Wang and will launch the Mi 9 Roy Wang Custom Edition in China on 1st April. Previously, the manufacturer had unveiled the Roy Wang Custom Edition phone case. Also, in a user query on Weibo regarding the Pro edition of the Mi 9 phone, Wang Teng, Gadget Director at Xiaomi said “giving time will definitely do it”, hinting that the Pro model of the flagship phone is moreover in the operates. On the other hand, do note that this is not yet confirmed by Xiaomi. Coming to the specs, the Mi 9 packs a 6.39-inch 2340 x 1080 AMOLED screen with a waterdrop notch that houses the selfie digital camera. The display screen is supplied by Samsung and is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 6. Inside the hood, it runs Sd 855 cpu and is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There is Furthermore an 8GB RAM version with 128GB of storage too. The Mi 9 is Xiaomi’s first triple sensor cameraphone. The initial digital camera with the holographic ring around it is really the telephoto lens – a 12MP Samsung ISOCELL S5K3M5 camera with an f/2.2 aperture and 2x optical zoom. The next camera sensor is the primary sensor – a 48MP Sony IMX586 f/1.75 sensor with a 6P lens. There is also a 16MP Sony IMX481 f/2.2 camera for taking wide-angle Pictures and macro shots. The selfie sensor is a 20MP scanner and ships with a bunch of modes which include AR avatars and an integration with TicTok. It arrives with an in-screen fingerprint scanner what is 25% faster than the previous generation. It has NFC with NXP’s new SN100T CPU for faster transaction speeds, a dedicated AI button, Bluetooth 5.0 dual-frequency GPS for better positioning, an infrared port, and a USB Type-C port. The cameraphone runs Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10 out-of-the-box and is powered by a 3,300mAh battery. It arrives with support for 27W fast-charging what lets you to charge the smartphone from empty to 70% in just 30 minutes. Via

Weekly poll: are the new iPhones hot or not?

The two iPhone 8 models are now available for pre-order and the X will go on pre-order late next month. But they cost a lot of money, do you think they are as hot as Apple says they are? The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus haven't changed that much. Sure, they have Wide color gamut displays and the cameras have been upgraded with 2160p @ 60fps video capture. There's also wireless charging and a new chipset too, but did the iPhone 7 ever feel slow? However, if you're coming from the 6s generation or earlier, the new models are a sizeable upgrade. But think about it - once Apple gets the...

Android O will be the last major update to hit the OnePlus 3 and 3T

OnePlus' track record with software support for its devices has been decent for some products, and very bad for others (remember the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X?). And with the release of the OnePlus 5 it's understandable that owners of last year's flagships, the OnePlus 3 and 3T, have gotten a bit antsy not knowing exactly what to expect from this point forward. So today the Chinese company's Head of Product, Oliver Z., has decided to answer a few questions on the matter. He has thus revealed that Android O will be the last major update headed to the OnePlus 3 and 3T, with security patches...