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Transparent case leaks for upcoming OnePlus 8 smartphones

While we await for the all new OnePlus 8 series of smartphones on April 14 in a online-only event from the Chinese manufacturer, we got our hands on a set of leaked images revealing transparent protective cases for the vanilla OnePlus 8 model. The pictures once again shows off the next in line smartphone and the previously leaked color options for the device, giving us a glace of it's Interstellar Glow, Glacial Green and Onyx Black shades.

See more at GSMArena

New leak suggest Samsung is working on Galaxy A71 5G, allegedly heading to China

A new leak shows off what can be the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy A71 5G smartphone. The device is expected to arrive globally including China some time in the near future, offering users dual-mode 5G connectivity for a rumored price of Chinese RMB 3500 or under 500 USD. The phone is anticipated to launch resembling the original Galaxy A71 from December, featuring only two changes, that may bring an upgraded processor with modem supporting 5G and a slightly different battery.


TCL 10L is the most affordable offering from their latest 10 series

TCL 10L will be offered with the manufacturer's NXTVISION technology and dedicated display engine featuring 6.53" FHD+ Dotch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and a 16MP selfie camera in the front punch hole. The phone comes nature-inspired in Arctic White and Mariana Blue color options, and will be made available in Europe, North America, Australia, and United Kingdom starting Q2 of 2020. The phone will only cost you $249 USD.

TCL 10 Pro gives you TCL’s first curved AMOLED display at just $449

Second smartphone from the new TCL 10 series is the TCL 10 Pro, bringing TCL’s first curved 6.47" FHD+ AMOLED screen with an in-display fingerprint reader and NXTVISION technology at just $449. The phone will be shipped in Ember Gray and Forest Mist Green color options, and is promised to be made available in Europe, North America, Australia, and United Kingdom starting Q2 of this year. The phone includes 64MP quad rear cameras and 24MP front facing snapper.

TCL reveals more details of their 10 series smartphones, launching the new TCL 10 5G for $431

TCL originally announced their all new 10 series Android smartphones portfolio back in January and now the manufacturer officially unveiled all details of their devices from the lineup. First up we have the TCL 10 5G bringing advanced fifth generation connectivity with an affordable price tag of just $431.86. The phone features a 6.53" FHD+ Dotch display, Snapdragon 765G SoC, 64MP quad rear cameras and more. The handset will be made available in select regions globally, starting later this year.

Pre-orders goes live for Vivo Y50 in Cambodia

Vivo Cambodia's official Facebook page lists the all new Vivo Y50 smartphone's release in the country. The phone with 8GB RAM and 128GB of on board space has already gone up for pre-ordering in Cambodia via LA RUE. with a price tag of $249 and will arrive in shades of Blue and Black color options. The phone packs a 6.53" FHD+ display, Snapdragon 665 SoC, 13MP quad rear cameras, 5000mAh powered battery with 18W fast charging and more.

See more at vivo Cambodia (Facebook)

Protective accessories for upcoming Apple iPhone 4.7-inch 2020 hits store shelves in the United States

Previously leaked iPhone 9 (iPhone SE 2) or the iPhone 4.7" 2020 from Apple maybe awaiting a launch soon, as we see case makers already shipping their protective accessories for the forthcoming model to stores around the United States. An unknown tipster recently shared an image of what appears to be a case made by Urban Armor Gear for the all new iPhone 4.7", 2020. These products were sent to retailers like Best Buy across the stateside.

Read more at 9TO5Mac

Vivo V19 with dual punch hole cameras appear on global website

Vivo announced the V19 smartphone with single punch hole camera in Indonesia last month, and now we see their global website updated with the latest V19 in Sleek Silver and Gleam Black colors, featuring 32MP dual punch hole cameras on the front. The phone also packs a 48MP quad camera array on the rear, 33W worth Vivo FlashCharge 2.0 support, Snapdragon 712 SoC, 8GB RAM and more. We still have no information on the device's availability nor pricing details.

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Apple sources 20 million masks, as well as designs, produces and ships face shields for medical workers across the globe

Apple's CEO, Tim Cook confirms that his company have been able to source over 20 million masks through their supply chain internationally in response to the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Cook also announced in the tweet that, Apple's design, engineering, operations and packaging departments are working closely with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers around the world, and even ensured that these are being donated to places with greatest need.

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Pete Lau confirms Snapdragon 865 SoC and a price tag below $1000 for upcoming OnePlus 8 series smartphones

In a recent interview, Pete Lau the CEO of OnePlus confirmed that the forthcoming OnePlus 8 series smartphones will bring 5G connectivity with a more reasonably priced tags to the United States. As devices with 5G have proven to be more expensive compared to fourth generation LTE, he assures that all models from the upcoming flagship fleet will be cost under $1000 and will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor on board.


Lenovo announces free global warranty extension through May 31 as well amid Coronavirus pandemic

Lenovo has also announced free global warranty extension to all customers who own Lenovo/Motorola smartphones, as well as Lenovo PCs, tablets, smart home devices, augmented/virtual reality devices, monitors and accessories whose warranties end between the dates of March 15 and April 30, 2020. The decision comes in regard to the ongoing novel Coronavirus situation, and the extension period will be for 75 days, until May 31, 2020.

Read more at Lenovo StoryHub

Motorola will offer extended global warranty to customers till March 31 due to COVID-19

Motorola Support took their official Twitter handle to announce that the company will offer their customers with Lenovo-Motorola smartphones a global warranty extension till May 31, 2020 on all devices and in-box accessories, whose warranties expire during the lock down period between March 15 and April 30, amid Coronavirus situation and it's continuing widespread around countries.

See more at Motorola Support (Twitter)

Xiaomi announces Kids Learning Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro in mainland China

Xiaomi's latest offering for kids is their brand new Learning Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro. Pre-ordering former will cost $126.76, while the latter will set you back for $183.16, both shipping in Blue and Pink colors. The smartwatches pack 2.5D curved AMOLED displays, 5MP + 5MP cameras on the vanilla model and an 8MP + 5MP sensor layout for the Pro iteration, alongside 4G VoLTE, GPS and NFC connectivity, water resistance upto 20M and 8 days battery standby.

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Xiaomi unveils affordable Redmi Band for just $13

Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi introduced a new affordable smartband to their wearable portfolio in mainland China, launching the all new Redmi Band. The band will support a 1.08" color display, quick-release wristband, 14 days of battery life and is also 5ATM water resistant. Redmi Band will have 5 professional sports modes, an optical heart rate sensor, sleep cycle monitor and more. The band ships in four colors and will go for pre-orders starting April 9 for just 13.39 USD.

See more at Weibo

Samsung Electronics will manufacturer foldable glass for upcoming foldable smartphones to reduce costs and improve quality

According words coming in from multiple representatives from the industry, Samsung Electronics is looking forward to manufacture foldable glass for their upcoming foldable smartphones. The flexible glass that made it's debut on the Galaxy Z Flip was mass produced by Samsung Display, but the company has reportedly decided to develop and manufacturer their own glass protecting the OLED panel of forthcoming devices in order to reduce costs and improve quality by introducing more thicker glass compared to the former.

Read more at etnews

Xiaomi launches Redmi 8A Dual in Indonesia as Redmi 8A Pro

Xiaomi decides to launch their brand new entry-level Android running smartphone, Redmi 8A Dual from India to Indonesia, rebranded as Redmi 8A Pro. The phone will remain the same with identical internals from it's former and will arrive in the country for a price starting at just 94.53 USD for the base 2GB/32GB variant. The phone will retail via manufacturer's official webstore in three colors and two storage options.

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Motorola announced the latest Moto G8 Power Lite for $182

Motorola announced their latest Moto G8 Power Lite smartphone and will be made available in Mexico and Germany in the coming days, retailing with an affordable price tag around 182.60 USD. The phone will offer middle-ranged internals with a large 5000mAh powered battery, 6.5" Max Vision display and 16MP triple camera system on the rear. You can expect the roll-out of this smartphone to Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia in the upcoming weeks.

Read more at motorola official blog

Upcoming 2020 Apple iPhone SE accidentally made it to their official website confirming name and display size

Apple may soon launch their all new affordable smartphone, the 2016 iPhone SE successor, as we already saw retailers in the United States stocking up cases for the forthcoming model from the manufacturer. However the latest leak made it's way from Apple's own official website, as they accidentally updated Belkin's InvisiGlass Ultra Screen Protector for the all new 2020 iPhone SE, confirming the name and also screen size, making it compatible with older iPhone 7 and iPhone 8.

Read more at 9TO5Mac

Honor 8A Prime goes official in Russia

Russia will see the new Honor 8A Prime entry-level smartphone sold in the country for a price starting at Russian Ruble equivalent 127.32 USD for the 3GB RAM/64GB ROM option, coming in shades of Midnight Black, Blue and Emerald Green colors. For a limited time the smartphone will be offered with free Huawei AF15 Wireless Monopod Tripod or Honor Band 4 Running or HONOR Sport wireless Bluetooth earphones. The phone is basically the rebranded Honor 8A Pro that was announced back in April of 2019. The newly launched Honor 8A Prime will rock the exact same internal specifications as it's former but will offered in a new color option of Emerald Green hue.

Source: HONOR

Forthcoming OnePlus 8 Lite could be called the OnePlus Z

We have heard a lot on the upcoming OnePlus 8 Lite smartphone, also seen it's renders leak in the past, and now we see a new name suggested for the device next in line from the Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer, that is scheduled to launch on April 14 in a virtual press conference. According to the xdadevelopers writer, Max Weinbach from Twitter, he was told that OnePlus is supposedly planning to revamp and relaunch the original OnePlus X affordable smartphone that was announced back in 2015 under a new name. With all the latest information coming in from inside sources, Weinbach hints a possible new name for the handset, calling it the OnePlus Z and also mentions that, the hardware of the device falls in line with the previously leaked OnePlus 8 Lite.

Source: Max Weinbach (Twitter)