Xiaomi European product lineup leaks: Mi 7 Lite, Mi Mix 3s & Redmi 6 series all coming

A new EEC certificate hints at a number of upcoming Xiaomi releases. In recent times, the popular Chinese brand has been expanding into European markets at quite a rapid pace, with France and Italy being the next to receive the brand’s devices later this month. Now, thanks to a new certificate that was spotted on the Eurasian Economic Commission – which is the regulatory body in markets such as Russia, Armenia, and Belarus – it appears Xiaomi has big plans for Europe in the future.

Starting off in flagship territory, recent information points towards Xiaomi launching the upcoming Mi …


Puffin Lite is a brand new iPhone browser based on Apple's iOS webkit

Puffin Web Browser is a very old browser that made its debut on the iOS platform many years ago, but as the need for better optimized, lighter apps arises, developers are bringing new apps to meet customers demands.

One such developer is CloudMosa, which has just announced it has released a lighter version of the old Puffin Web Browser. Simply dubber Puffin Lite, the new iOS browser is already available for download via App Store.

It’s worth mentioning that Puffin Lite is based on Apple’s iOS WebKit and promises to combine fast speeds with a sleek new look and updated features.

Apparently, …

Possible BlackBerry KEY2 Lite (BBG100-1) hinted at in Geekbench listing

TCL Communication appears to be preparing yet another BlackBerry-branded smartphone. The brand recently confirmed that it will be introducing the new BlackBerry KEY2 at an event set to take place June 7. Now, according to a new Geekbench listing, this may be accompanied by a slightly more budget offering.

The device in question goes by the model number BBG100-1 and scores a single-core result of 698 and a multi-core score of 3656. These results were achieved thanks to the processor inside, which is an octa-core Snapdragon 450, and the RAM count, which sits at 4GB. As an additional extra, …

Samsung's Galaxy S9 lite release tipped for May 21, but you may never get it

The mysterious Galaxy S9 “lite” that has been making the rumor rounds lately may actually be a real phone that is going to be released soon at a price yet unknown. There were already a few press shots leaked of the downgraded S9, and it looks pretty in the new Burgundy Red that the S9 is also going to get.

Today, however, a tip out of the vast and wild prairies of the Chinese tech blogosphere, claims that the release date of the S9 lite will be May 21, but the handset will be exclusive for JD, a Chinese e-tailing giant that rivals Alibaba when it comes to tech and gadgets. That’s …

Galaxy S8 Lite press renders reveal Burgundy Red & Black variants

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 Lite has been revealed in new press renders. After leaking just a few days ago through FCC and TENAA listings, new press images shared via Weibo confirm the leaked smartphone’s design and also reveal two launch color variants.

As can be seen in the images, the design remains nearly identical to that of the regular Galaxy S8. This means an Infinity display with curved edges will adorn the front glass panel, while the rear will continue with the glass build. Also, sandwiched between the panels is an aluminum frame, which once again features a dedicated Bixby button. …

Apparent Galaxy S8 Lite appears in TENAA & FCC listings revealing specs and design

An apparent Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite has appeared in both an FCC and TENAA listing. Despite the existence of the flagship Galaxy S9 line and the premium Galaxy A8 line, Samsung appears to be working on a lower-cost variant of last year’s Galaxy S8, currently going by its model number SM-G8750.
As can be seen from the TENAA images, the device is essentially identical to the company’s smaller 2017 flagship, down to the highly-criticized placement of the fingerprint scanner. This means a glass and aluminum build is present alongside an Infinity Display that is complete with curved …

Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Pro and Meizu 15 Lite are unveiled with nary a notch in sight

Today, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu introduced three new handsets. The Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Pro and the Meizu 15 Lite are so named as a way to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the company. The high-powered Meizu 15 Pro features a 5.95-inch 2K OLED display and 2017’s Exynos 8895 chipset. The latter is a 10nm chip with an octa-core CPU and the Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. 6GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB/128GB of native storage.

On back of the Meizu 15 Pro is a dual camera setup (12MP + 20MP) with OIS and EIS. The main camera has an aperture of f/1.8, and the secondary sensor has a telephoto …

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8-inch tablet is just $150 ($49 off) at Newegg and Amazon

Retailers Amazon and Newegg have taken 25% off the price of the Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8-inch tablet. With the $49.01 price cut, the tablet is now only $149.99. The tablet features an 8-inch LCD display with a 1200 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 435 SoC powers the slate, carrying an octa-core CPU running at a 1.4GHz clock speed, and the Adreno 505 GPU. Both the back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP, and keeping the lights on is a 4800mAh battery. 3GB of RAM is inside, and Android 7.0 is pre-installed.

The MediaPad M3 Lite 8-inch tablet includes dual speakers that feature audio …

Google Play Store starts recommending Lite and Android Go apps

Google has started to promote Lite and Android Go versions of apps inside the Google Play Store. For example, if you are thinking about installing the Facebook app, you’ll see a little reminder on the Facebook listing telling you that Facebook Lite is an option for your phone. The Lite version of the social network weighs in at just 1.6MB compared to 60MB for the full version of the app. Tapping on “view” under the reminder takes you to directly to the Facebook Lite listing. Other Lite apps include Skype Lite and Twitter Lite.

Also being recommended in the Google Play Store are Android Go …

This Huawei P20 Lite video review is your best look at Android on a wider notch

Here’s an interesting development – Huawei isn’t even trying to hide one of its yet-unannounced newcomers, the midrange P20 Lite. After its full specs sheet leaked thanks to Polish retailers, now the phone has appeared in the flesh in stores. Yes, one guy walked into a shop in Italy, and found the P20 Lite chillaxing on the shelves with a big bad “New” sign in front of it.
Yes, the phone does have a notch at the top, a dual camera without the Leica branding, and a finger scanner on the back, just like the leaks and rumors suggested. Moreover, …