Tag: launch

OnePlus 8T to be unveiled on October 14th

It’s not been a year since we reviewed the OnePlus 7T but time waits for no man. The OnePlus 8T is right around the corner now. Join us on October 14th at 3PM for the launch, which will also be streamed on the OnePlus website and via their …

Galaxy Unpacked – Watch live

The new Samsung phones usually get shown off in a huge, expensive launches with thousands sat watching. As an example, in years gone by we’ve been sat at the CCIB exhibition in Barcelona with the likes of Mark Zuckerberg brushing past before donning VR goggles to enjoy an …

Cat S62 Pro Launched, get all the details here.

If you want rugged, and you want properly useful extra gadgets, the Cat S62 Pro is the phone to go for. It meets the highest military spec (Mil-Spec 810H) so you can whack the lovely screen with a hammer or drop it repeatedly from 1.8 metres. It’s also …

OnePlus Nord – The launch, LIVE.

At 3PM UK time today (4PM CET), OnePlus will unveil the OnePlus Nord. It’ll form part of the world’s first AR smartphone launch, which we covered a couple of weeks back. To be part of the launch, you can either grab the OnePlus Nord Android AR App or …

OnePlus Nord. Missed the pre-orders? Don’t worry…

Remember the OnePlus Nord pre-orders? Well, they’ve all gone now. You had to be really quick to get one of these new aggressively-priced phones, but if you missed out – don’t worry. On Tuesday you’ll see the OnePlus Nord in the flesh and, if you want one ahead …

Xiaomi Product Launch – Watch Live

We’re now becoming familiar with virtual launches. There’s a lot less travelling for us, but it means you guys get to see everything at the very same time as us. Today it’s the turn of Xiaomi, or “Mi” as you may also know them. We’re not expecting any …

Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro coming to the UK

Fancy spending less than £200 on your next Android smartphone? How about spending less than £180? Today Xiaomi / Mi announed the Redmi Note 9 and the Redmi Note 9 Pro. The former starts at just £179. For that cash, you’re getting a phone with 64GB storage (and …

2020 throws another curveball. The new iPhone SE. Just £419.

What is going on with this year? A pandemic, stores and offices closing, key workers earning far too little for keeping us all alive and now… a brand new iPhone undercutting every single phone OnePlus has released this year in price. Madness. Welcome in, the new iPhone SE, …

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro – Camera test

Both of these phones have pretty solid cameras and I used them both during the reveal of the handsets in order to snap pictures. Both phones have the same 16 megapixel Sony selfie hole-punch camera. Around back though, things are a bit different. The OnePlus 8 Pro, on …

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro – Video unboxing

It’s a lovely sunny day and I’m out in the garden to take the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro out of their boxes. This really was my first unboxing of both and, as we’re on lockdown, my quietest place right now is the garden. If you want …

OnePlus 8 Series – Watch the live launch

I’d normally start these launch events by telling you all about our experience. I’ll be talking about the food, the atmosphere and there’d be lots of photos from the show floor. Trouble is, we’re all in the middle of a global crisis right now, so everything is being …

Online pop-up prepped for OnePlus 8 Series launch

A phone launch in the middle of a lockdown means a distinct lack of food on sticks and no hands-on time with the devices. However, we’ll still be at the live launch on April 14th and there’s going to be abn online pop-up event for its community across …

OnePlus 8 Series launch. No more delays – event due April 14th

With the obvious coronavirus concerns putting a lot of events off, some are also delaying or cancelling web events too. OnePlus was one such company and, as you can see from the tweets coming from Pete Lau (Founder & CEO of OnePlus) they’ve delayed their OnePlus 8 launch …

New Nokia handsets announced, including the Nokia 8.3 5G

We should be attending a number of launch events at the moment, but the world has changed quite significantly lately. Last week it was a supposed to be a big London launch for a range of new Nokia devices from HMD Global, but instead we got a web-delivered …

Home Active – Sky delivering movies on the same day as the cinemas

With the coronavirus closing leisure activities, restaurants, pubs, coffee-shops and cinemas; we’re all spending a lot more time at home. So, with TV, radio and the internet our connection to the outside world, Sky have bit of good news for us. I actually decided to cancel Sky TV …

Moto G8 announced

OK, what do we have here then? A Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 2GHz CPU, Android 10, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. There’s a microSD slot if you need a bit more space too. Sure, seems a bit mid-range but she looks good and has a potent 4000mAh battery …

HONOR View 30 Pro – Launch details

Let’s jump right in with this one – it’s got a massive 6.57″ 1080×2400 pixel 20:9 ratio screen (~400 ppi density) and there’s a rapid HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G processor. This is octa-core and runs up to 2.86GHz. So, very bloody quick. It measures 162.7 x 75.8 x …

MWC – Live from Barcelona, the Honor launch

Right now, right at this minute, we should be in Barcelona. We should, as in years past, be soaking up at least 5 minutes of sunshine as we queue to enter the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via. Sadly, it all got cancelled and we’re instead stood in the …

realme prep the X50 Pro 5G

With Mobile World Congress now being cancelled, it’s left a lot of companies choosing to do “online launches” instead. On Monday the new boys on the block, realme, will be launching their first 5G flagship from Barcelona. The realme X50 Pro 5G. The theme of the launch is …

Unpacked – The Samsung Galaxy S20 Series. All you need to know.

Let’s jump straight in. There’s three of these puppies. The Galaxy S20, S20+, and the S20 Ultra. You get some pretty astonishing filming (8K) and photography credentials here. Indeed, the entire Unpacked event was filmed and broadcast using Galaxy S20 Series handsets. There’s something called “8K Video Snap” …

MWC – Sony step back too

Mobile World Congress, the usually-massive mobile trade show in Barcelona, is getting quieter by the day as various exhibitors either ditch press briefings, reduce their attendance or cancel completely. This is all due to the continuing coronavirus outbreak, with more than 40,000 cases of the virus globally. LG, …

MWC – LG V60 ThinQ Images leak out

Although LG is missing the big Barcelona bash this year, there’s still going to a flagship launch. It’s the V60, and leaks from the ever-brilliant @evleaks show four rear cameras… The quad-camera arrangement seems to be similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10, and it seems to be pushing …

Samsung Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 landing next month

Yes, we’re actually quite liking the sometimes-overlooked “A range” of phones from Samsung. You may remember our up-close look at the Samsung A70 here, and now Samsung have announced further devices – the Galaxy A71 and the Galaxy A51. These two handsets include the “Infinity-O” display and a …

Honor 9X now available in the UK

This phone is another one from the Huawei stable that has been announced already in China. Like the Huawei Nova 5T that we covered last week, this nips under the radar – just before the outright ban that Donald Tump imposed on Huawei and it’s subsidiaries. This ban …

OnePlus announce a Phone Piano

Back in February 2012 we spotted this flying horse in Barcelona. It was created by Huawei, and they’d made the thing using Ascend smartphones. Now, a few years later, OnePlus have emulated that trick, but with a piano. They’ll be showing off a piano made entirely of OnePlus …

The Realme X2 – Not the Pro, but still very good at this price.

A phone that you might have missed at the Realme Madrid event is the Realme X2. It’s the lower-end model and not the Pro version we covered yesterday. Price-wise, it’s really cheap. just €299. The camera arrangement is on the upper left of the rear panel but despite …

Realme X2 Pro – Up close and personal

OK, stop everything. Let’s talk pricing before we go any further. This has just been launched here in Madrid with a starting price of €399. €399! That’ll get you 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. Cheap. Really cheap. There’s an 8GB + 128GB version for €449 and a 12GB …

OnePlus 7T Pro and the 7T Pro McLaren – Up close and personal

Available for £699 in a few days time (Amazon, John Lewis and the OnePlus website), this is the OnePlus 7T Pro. It sits quite neatly next to it’s more expensive £799 brother – the OnePlus 7T Pro Mclaren Edition. The latter won’t be available until November 5th. The …

The OnePlus 7T – Up close and personal

So, we have a bit of a problem here. We were in London for the rather large OnePlus 7T Series yesterday. It was, without doubt, the biggest OnePlus launch we’ve ever been to. Again, and I’ll be honest, the problems Huawei are currently experiencing mean that the competition …

OnePlus 7T Pro Series launch – LIVE

As we mentioned a bit earlier, we’re in London for the launch of the new OnePlus 7T Series launch. A lot of this has already leaked, with details of all that here, but there’ll hopefully be a few surprises in store for us too. The live feed is …

Realme 5 Pro upcoming. All the details here. But wait, who are Realme?

This is a company on the march. However, it’s one that you might find weirdly familiar because of the firm behind it. BBK Electronics are a Chinese electronics company producing TVs, cameras and smartphones. The latter are marketed under a number of brand names. Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and …

Realme X2 Pro on the horizon, looking good

Despite what people may say, here in the UK we’ll still be part of Europe no matter what happens. That, bear with me, matters because companies like Realme are heading to Europe and they’ve got some serious kit in tow. This, the Realme X2 Pro, is on the …

The Huawei Mate 30 – Missing more than just Google Apps

Huawei is a massively successful company. We’ve been to see them in China. We visited the university that teaches staff, the accommodation where workers stay and play. We saw their facilities and their innovative products. Yesterday though, something massive was missing from their Mate 30 and Mate 30 …

The Huawei Mate 30 – We’re live!

Let’s not beat around the bush here, this is a big turning point for Huawei. The US President has blocked them from working with Google on upcoming phones, so this will be the first phone that can’t have Maps, Drive, Music, Duo, Photos, Calendar, Gmail and YouTube. That’s …

Huawei Event – Leaked images appear on the web

We’re here in Germany again, this time in Munich. It’s ahead of the Huawei Mate 30 Series launch and it’s going to be a big one. But we have a problem. Our roving reporting is on site and he’s going to get all the details on whatever is …

OnePlus leak pictures of their own handset

OK, an update then. On Monday we received an update on the upcoming OnePlus 7T. You can buy tickets to watch the launch here in the UK on October 10th or watch it one their site, however it’ll be revealed much earlier than that elsewhere. For example, in …

Mate30 and Mate30 Pro images leak ahead of Munich launch

We’re all ready for the launch of the new Huawei Mate 30 on Thursday but one thing that probably won’t be is those Google Apps. As you might know if you’re a regular here, upcoming Huawei phones can’t have those all-important apps. Sure, the ones in the shops …