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Counterpoint: China smartphone sales declined 22% in Q1, Huawei extends lead

According to the latest report from Counterpoint Research, smartphone sales in China experienced the roughest quarter in recent memory, dropping by 22% compared to Q1 2019 values. As expected the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the main reason for weak demand as shipments in February alone declined by 35% YoY. At the same time, tge share of online sales grew to 50%, up from 30% last year.…
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Oppo A92 leaks in Aurora Purple, shows off an A72/A52 like design

Despite the similar names, the Oppo A92 seems to have more in common with the Oppo A72 than the A92s. You can see it clearly in the L-shaped layout of the quad camera on the back and the single punch hole on the front. Oppo A92 in Aurora Purple (leaked renders) We’ve seen leaked renders before, but these two from @evleaks offer a better look at the phone.…
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iPhone 12 pricing leaks – no 5G premium

We keep getting bits and pieces of the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup – including almost finished design, and some specs. Well, we now have the first clues about pricing as well. Let’s start with the premium ones. The iPhone 12 Pro with the 6.1-inch display will be selling for $999 while the iPhone 11 Pro Max successor with the massive 6.7-inch…
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Our Realme X50 Pro 5G video review is up

Realme launched its first true flagship last year, the Realme X2 Pro and it was a thoroughly impressive package at its price point. And now, we have the Realme X50 Pro 5G – a worthy successor of last year’s flagship in many ways. More importantly, though, the Realme X50Pro 5G is one of the cheapest Snapdragon 865-powered smartphones around, offering amazing bang for the buck.…
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Realme UI with Android 10 hits Realme 3 and 3i

Realme promised to deliver its home-baked custom overlay on top of Android 10 called Realme UI straying away from Oppo’s ColorOS and it did so for a number of its phones already. Since yesterday, the Realme 3 and 3i also join the list and the new software brings a ton of new changes and features. It’s important to note that the new Realme UI is entirely based on Android 10 and has more of that stock-ish look.…
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Leaked schematic of HTC Desire 20 Pro shows a quad camera and theĀ  brand’s first punch hole

HTC has not completely fallen off the face of the Earth – @evleaks just shared a schematic of the HTC Desire 20 Pro design and its code name, “Bayamo”. When it is officially unveiled, this will become the first HTC phone with a punch hole camera. That said, the phone doesn’t give into other modern trends and keeps its display flat.…
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Honor 8S’s 2020 refresh leaks: low price, more storage and a gradient

A refresh for the Honor 8S is on the way – the 2020 model will maintain the dual texture look on the back and will remain a simple, highly affordable smartphone. Honor 8S (2020) leaked image According to leaked info, the price will edge up a bit and the new model will cost €135. That is compensated with more RAM and storage out of the box – 3/64GB.…
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Samsung confirms the Galaxy Note20 and Fold 2 launches on track for H2 2020

With the uncertainty going on this year, it’s always good to hear that devices you are looking forward to are still on schedule, either because you are a fan of the brand looking for an upgrade or just for the sheer love of technolgy. So we are glad to see Samsung confirming the launch of the Galaxy Note20-series and the Galaxy Fold 2 for the second half of this year in its recent Q1 2020 earnings report.…
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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite is official, brings a lot of phone for little money

Xiaomi just made the Mi Note 10 Lite official. We knew just about everything about the device thanks to extensive leaks and teasers, but it’s nice to get an official confirmation and, of course, the pricing and availability details. The Mi Note 10 Lite’s starting price is €349 and it nets you a 6/64GB variant. For €399 you can get the 6/128GB model and they are both coming in mid May.…
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Redmi Note 9 and global Note 9 Pro announced

After debuting in India last month, the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max were followed by the Redmi Note 9S which is the global variant of the 9 Pro. Now, the company announced its all-new vanilla Redmi Note 9 as well as the global version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, which is called Redmi Note 9 Pro.…