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Red Magic 6R is a gaming phone with a 144 Hz AMOLED display and Snapdragon 888

Nubia is expanding its Red Magic 6 line of gaming phones with a new model that’s a little smaller and a little cheaper, but still a high-performance phone that offers a lot of bang for the buck. The new Red Magic 6R is launching first in China, where it sells for ¥2,999 ($470) and up, but the […]

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Lenovo launches a mid-range tablet with a 90 Hz OLED display and Snapdragon 870 processor

The Lenovo Pad Pro is an Android tablet with an 11.5 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel OLED display featuring a 90 Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Basically it has the specs of a decent smartphone, which makes it pretty good by Android tablet standards. Also […]

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Hisense Touch: HiFi portable music player with E Ink display and Android software

Chinese electronics maker Hisense is one of the only companies producing smartphones with E Ink displays. But the company’s latest pocket-sized device with an E Ink screen is something different. The Hisense Touch is an Android-powered portable music player with support for 32-bit/384 kHz audio, a dedicated digital to analog converter, and a 5.84 inch […]

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US to remove Xiaomi from blacklist, allowing cash to continue flowing

Days before the end of the Trump administration, the US Department of Defense put Chinese electronics company Xiaomi on a list of “Communist Chinese military companies.” The move could have had major financial implications for Xiaomi if it had taken full effect. But now the Biden Administration Defense Department says it will remove Xiaomi from […]

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Huawei launches a Linux laptop with an ARM-based Kirin 990 processor

Over the last few years Chinese electronics company has been reducing its reliance on tech from other countries in response to trade restrictions imposed by the US. Now Huawei has launched its first laptop that doesn’t feature an Intel or AMD chip. The Huawei Qingyun L410 is powered by Huwaei’s own Kirin 990 processor, an ARM-based chip that was initially developed for smartphones and tablets.

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Lenovo launches new Windows on Snapdragon notebooks with 4G and 5G support in China

Earlier this year Lenovo announced it was developing a new Yoga 5G thin and light laptop with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor and 5G connectivity. Now the company has revealed that the Lenovo Yoga 5G 2021 goes up for pre-order in China on April 30 for 9999 CNY (about $1540). But if that price seems too […]

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Chinese chip maker Loongson has designed its own CPU instruction set architecture (ISA)

Chinese chip maker Loongson used to make processors based on MIPS architecture, but MIPS isn’t what it used to be and the company that developed the technology has even pivoted to making chips using the RISC-V instruction set. Now Loongson is trying something new: rather than adopt RISC-V, ARM, or x86 architecture, the company has […]

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Video: Linux-based tablet operating system JingOS is coming to phones

JingOS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed to mimic the look and feel of touch-first operating systems like iOS and Android. Developed by a Chinese company called Jingling, the operating system is based on Ubuntu Linux and features a custom, touch-friendly user interface. There are currently elements of KDE and Plasma Mobile, although Jingling says […]

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Lenovo’s next gaming phone will have 144 Hz display, 44MP pop-up selfie

Lenovo has been selling gaming PCs under the Lenovo Legion brand since 2017, and last year the company expanded into the gaming phone market with the launch of the Lenovo Legion Phone with features including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, 144 Hz AMOLED displays, 90W fast charging, and a pop-up selfie camera that rises from the […]

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Xiaomi InkPalm 5 is a $91 eReader with a 5.2 inch electronic paper display

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi may be best known globally for its smartphones, laptops, and media streamers, but the company makes a wide range of other products ranging from WiFi routers to smart washing machines. In its home country, Xiaomi also sells a line of eBook readers featuring electronic paper displays. And the latest is a […]