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  • Raspberry Pi + Huawei P10 = HiKey 960

    Computer boards are all the rage, but it's clear that the Raspberry Pi is the king of the market. Now, Huawei, Linaro and Google have stepped into the fray with the HiKey 960 computer board. It's worth noting right away though, that the board comes in at US$240. In other words, you could get a few Raspberry Pi devices for the price. In any event, you've got a cutting-edge Kirin 960 chipset, comprised of an octacore CPU (four A73 and four A53) and a new Mali G71 octacore GPU. Throw in 3GB of RAM and it's far more powerful than the Pi,...

  • Doogee Mix is an unabashed Xiaomi Mi Mix clone

    For every Xiaomi and Huawei, we have an Elephone and Oukitel. In other words, there are quite a few Chinese brands flying under the global radar. Doogee is one of these manufacturers, but the company is hoping to make a splash with the Doogee Mix handset. It seems to be a blatant rip-off of the Xiaomi Mi Mix though, featuring virtually no bezels on three sides. Hell, even the wallpaper for both devices looks extremely similar. The Mi Mix does have a prominent bottom bezel (housing the fingerprint scanner and selfie camera), and leaked images of the Doogee Mix show this...

  • Wileyfox Swift 2, Swift 2 Plus budget phones revealed

    UK-based brand Wileyfox made quite a splash last year thanks to its Swift and Storm smartphones. Featuring a cheap price tag but a notable spec sheet, the handsets made for a solid first impression. Now, the company has announced a successor to the Swift in the form of the Swift 2 and Swift 2 Plus range. So, do the new phones continue the "cheap but good" trend? Well, the Swift 2 and Swift 2 Plus share several specs, for starters. There's the mid-range Snapdragon 430 processor (octacore A53), rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, 5-inch 720p display, 2700mAh battery with fast charging, 8MP selfie camera, hybrid...

  • HTC One A9s: inspired by iPhone in style and name

    Keeping track of the HTC One A9s and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. HTC was criticised last year for its One A9 smartphone, bearing more than a passing resemblance to Apple's iPhone range. Or was it the other way around? After all, the Taiwanese firm claimed that it invented antenna lines first... Meet the newest edition to the HTC One Family: The new #HTCOneA9s. https://t.co/BjfBznjggO pic.twitter.com/c8Pynu6ccL — HTC (@htc) September 1, 2016 Either way, the company has revealed a successor in the form of the HTC One A9s - perhaps inspired by Apple's "s" naming...

  • Apple iPhone SE available to preorder in SA from R8999

    Desperate to get your iPhone SE? Digicape -- one of Apple's premium resellers in South Africa -- has announced that users can now preorder the iPhone SE. The phone, which was launched late March, boasts a combination of iPhone 6S and iPhone 5S internals, in the form factor of the latter. It appeals to those reluctant to upgrade to Apple's larger iPhone 6 series, but even though it measures just 4.0-inches from screen corner to corner, it'll still leave quite a hole in prospective buyers' pockets. Digicape is pricing the 16GB version at R8999, while the 64GB version will fetch a...