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T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S7 Gets Benchmarked, Posts Solid Results

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As we approach MWC and Samsung Galaxy S7’s inevitable debut, the aforementioned flagship phone continues to be exposed at an increasing rate. Last week we spotted the Galaxy S7 – model number SM-G930A (for AT&T) – in the Geekbench database, and today we’re touching on the same topic as model number SM-G930T (for T-Mobile) seems to have received the same …

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HTC, Xiaomi: Canceled Helio X20 Devices Due To Overheating?

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC caused quite a stir last year on account of overheating issues, and to this end, it looks like the company may have taken extra precautions to avoid repeating the same scenario with the release of the Snapdragon 820 chipset. Unfortunately, it seems like SoC overheating issues in the mobile world may have made a comeback, this …

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Microsoft Lumia 850: Alleged Hands-On Photos Surface

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At the time the Microsoft Lumia 950 was making its way to the market last December, several leaks popped-up on the mobile blogosphere revealing the Redmond giant’s intentions to follow up with an upper-midrange terminal codenamed “Honjo”; also known as the Microsoft Lumia 850. The Lumia 850 was previously spotted in a handful of blurry images (via GSMArena) and was the …

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SD820 Samsung Galaxy S7 Benchmarked, Has Some Catching Up To Do

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As most of you should be aware of, last week we spotted the Samsung Galaxy S7 for AT&T (model number SM-G930A) in the Geekbench database. Judging by Primelab’s benchmark results, we came to the conclusion that Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone has some catching up to do, as the smartphone’s performance levels fell rather short in contrast with Qualcomm’s reference phone …

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LG Pay White Card Surfaces In All Its Glory

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Last November we came across an interesting report suggesting that LG’s mobile payment system will be quite different from Samsung and Apple’s alternatives, in that the so-called “LG Pay” service will actually rely on a plastic credit card replacer rather than a smartphone to process payments. As it turns out, the original report was spot on, and today we have …

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Nikkei: 4-inch iPhone Already In Production, Meant For Emerging Markets

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Apple’s view on the ideal size of a smartphone has shifted over the years, mainly due to market pressure and the fact that “phablets” have almost become the norm. This led to the creation of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and 6s series, and persuaded the Cupertino giant to drop the 4-inch form factor altogether, for two years in …

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Samsung Galaxy S7: AT&T Version Benchmarked, Has Room For Improvement

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Not unlike its predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to hit the shelves State-side through all major carriers, and as some of you might recall, the model numbers associated with the variants at Sprint, Verizon, and US Cellular have already been uncovered a couple of months ago. However, today the story revolves more around AT&T’s variant, which recently made …

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Apple Watch 2 Mass Production: Sometime In Q2?

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Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz regarding the production of the Apple Watch 2. We don’t know much about what Apple’s second-generation wearable will have in store spec-wise, but nevertheless, all evidence so far suggests that the Watch 2 will enter mass production in the coming months. Specifically, sources in Apple’s supply chain cited by Digitimes claim that the …

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Snapdragon 830: Improved Kryo Cores, Samsung 10nm Process, 8 GB RAM?

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Although the Snapdragon 820 has yet to reach the consumer market in a widely available smartphone, rumors surrounding the chipset’s sequel have already started to emerge from various corners of the Internet since late 2015. Known as the Snapdragon 830, or by the codename / model number “msm 8998”, Qualcomm’s top-range chipset following the SD 820 reached our headlines once …

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IHS: Foldable Screen Tech Progressing Nicely, Early Next Year Launch

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Despite the fact that the consumer smartphone market doesn’t have a lot to offer in the department of foldable screen technology, display manufacturers have continued to improve the tech in a quest to make foldable screens a viable solution sooner rather than later. Now, according to IHS Technology Research Director for China, Kevin Wang, foldable screen technology is progressing nicely, …

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T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S7 Gets Benchmarked, Posts Solid Results

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As we approach MWC and Samsung Galaxy S7’s inevitable debut, the aforementioned flagship phone continues to be exposed at an increasing rate. Last week we spotted the Galaxy S7 – model number SM-G930A (for AT&T) – in the Geekbench database, and today we’re touching on the same topic as model number SM-G930T (for T-Mobile) seems to have received the same …

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HTC, Xiaomi: Canceled Helio X20 Devices Due To Overheating?

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC caused quite a stir last year on account of overheating issues, and to this end, it looks like the company may have taken extra precautions to avoid repeating the same scenario with the release of the Snapdragon 820 chipset. Unfortunately, it seems like SoC overheating issues in the mobile world may have made a comeback, this …

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SD820 Samsung Galaxy S7 Benchmarked, Has Some Catching Up To Do

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As most of you should be aware of, last week we spotted the Samsung Galaxy S7 for AT&T (model number SM-G930A) in the Geekbench database. Judging by Primelab’s benchmark results, we came to the conclusion that Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone has some catching up to do, as the smartphone’s performance levels fell rather short in contrast with Qualcomm’s reference phone …

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LG Pay White Card Surfaces In All Its Glory

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Last November we came across an interesting report suggesting that LG’s mobile payment system will be quite different from Samsung and Apple’s alternatives, in that the so-called “LG Pay” service will actually rely on a plastic credit card replacer rather than a smartphone to process payments. As it turns out, the original report was spot on, and today we have …

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Samsung Galaxy S7: AT&T Version Benchmarked, Has Room For Improvement

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Not unlike its predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to hit the shelves State-side through all major carriers, and as some of you might recall, the model numbers associated with the variants at Sprint, Verizon, and US Cellular have already been uncovered a couple of months ago. However, today the story revolves more around AT&T’s variant, which recently made …

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Snapdragon 830: Improved Kryo Cores, Samsung 10nm Process, 8 GB RAM?

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Although the Snapdragon 820 has yet to reach the consumer market in a widely available smartphone, rumors surrounding the chipset’s sequel have already started to emerge from various corners of the Internet since late 2015. Known as the Snapdragon 830, or by the codename / model number “msm 8998”, Qualcomm’s top-range chipset following the SD 820 reached our headlines once …

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Nokia’s Upcoming Metal, Boxy Smartphone Resurfaces – Entry Level Offering?

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As most of our readers should be aware of, Microsoft has been the owner of the “Lumia” brand ever since the Redmond giant acquired Nokia’s phone division, roughly a couple years ago. Throughout this time, Nokia had to fulfill a non-compete agreement, meaning that the Finnish company was prevented from building its own smartphones for a couple of years. The …

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Exynos 8890 Samsung Galaxy S7 Surfaces In AnTuTu, Specs List In Tow

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Unsurprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy S7 went by unmentioned during CES 2016, but nevertheless, the handset’s launch day is nearing as we get closer to MWC. The SGS7 is indeed expected to make an official appearance during the Mobile World Congress in February, at which time Samsung will be preparing for the smartphone’s market launch which should take place a few …

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Nikkei: 4-inch iPhone Already In Production, Meant For Emerging Markets

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Apple’s view on the ideal size of a smartphone has shifted over the years, mainly due to market pressure and the fact that “phablets” have almost become the norm. This led to the creation of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and 6s series, and persuaded the Cupertino giant to drop the 4-inch form factor altogether, for two years in …

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Apple Watch 2 Mass Production: Sometime In Q2?

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Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz regarding the production of the Apple Watch 2. We don’t know much about what Apple’s second-generation wearable will have in store spec-wise, but nevertheless, all evidence so far suggests that the Watch 2 will enter mass production in the coming months. Specifically, sources in Apple’s supply chain cited by Digitimes claim that the …

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New Deal Makes Samsung Apple’s Biggest Flexible OLED Provider?

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For the past year or so, there have been countless rumors to suggest that Apple intends on making a few significant changes in its display department, with several reports hinting that the Cupertino giant might switch from LCD to OLED for its iPhone lineup in, or around 2018. Evidently, since Samsung is one of the largest OLED manufacturers in the …

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Apple Watch 2 Going Into Trial Production Sometime This Month?

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Before the Apple Watch was released, and shortly after the gadget’s price was officially confirmed, smartwatch enthusiasts have wondered whether the sequel will arrive one year after the release of the original model, or if Apple will take more time before launching the Watch 2. Today the answer to this question is relatively clear: the Watch 2 will most likely …

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iPhone 6s Series: By Far The Most Powerful of 2015 (AnTuTu Rankings)

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The end of 2015 came and went, and now it’s time for AnTuTu to reveal its global performance chart ranking the Top 10 most powerful smartphones to have hit the shelves last year. AnTuTu gathered data from its latest V6.0 benchmark and compiled in a single list. The new version of the benchmark allows for cross-platform comparisons, which means we …

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Apple Developing micro-LED Displays At Its Not So Secret Lab?

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Yesterday, we came across some interesting reports suggesting that Apple is developing new display technologies in a secret lab located in Taiwan. Although not much was known in regards to this particular facility, in the meantime it looks like the Taiwanese authorities have acknowledged the lab’s existence after numerous local and foreign media outlets have pushed the matter under the …

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Apple Secret Lab Tasked With Developing New Display Technologies?

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Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Apple’s display strategy for the coming years, with various reports claiming that the Cupertino giant will adopt OLED technology for the 2018 iPhone lineup (or at least “some” iPhone models in 2018). We also learned that Samsung might become an important OLED panel supplier for Apple and that JDI – which still …

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Snapdragon 820 Inches Ahead of Apple A9 In GeekBench (Single and Multi Score)

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As reported not long ago today, Qualcomm held a new launch event in China where the Snapdragon 820 was officially introduced. The SoC was presented in a reference phone, which gave gadget enthusiasts the opportunity to get a taste of the chipset’s performance in synthetic benchmarks. We’ve already seen what the reference phone is capable of in AnTuTu v6.0, and …

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Rumor: Apple Has Been Working On Its Own GPU For A Few Years

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Despite the fact that Apple has designed a lot of hardware, in-house, over the years, the Cupertino giant is first and foremost considered a software company. However, as Alan Kay’s famous quote goes: “People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware”, and Apple is known to take this concept quite literally. This is the reason the …

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T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S7 Gets Benchmarked, Posts Solid Results

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As we approach MWC and Samsung Galaxy S7’s inevitable debut, the aforementioned flagship phone continues to be exposed at an increasing rate. Last week we spotted the Galaxy S7 – model number SM-G930A (for AT&T) – in the Geekbench database, and today we’re touching on the same topic as model number SM-G930T (for T-Mobile) seems to have received the same …

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HTC, Xiaomi: Canceled Helio X20 Devices Due To Overheating?

In #all, #android, #breaking, #technology by Mihai MateiLeave a Comment

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC caused quite a stir last year on account of overheating issues, and to this end, it looks like the company may have taken extra precautions to avoid repeating the same scenario with the release of the Snapdragon 820 chipset. Unfortunately, it seems like SoC overheating issues in the mobile world may have made a comeback, this …

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Microsoft Lumia 850: Alleged Hands-On Photos Surface

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At the time the Microsoft Lumia 950 was making its way to the market last December, several leaks popped-up on the mobile blogosphere revealing the Redmond giant’s intentions to follow up with an upper-midrange terminal codenamed “Honjo”; also known as the Microsoft Lumia 850. The Lumia 850 was previously spotted in a handful of blurry images (via GSMArena) and was the …

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SD820 Samsung Galaxy S7 Benchmarked, Has Some Catching Up To Do

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As most of you should be aware of, last week we spotted the Samsung Galaxy S7 for AT&T (model number SM-G930A) in the Geekbench database. Judging by Primelab’s benchmark results, we came to the conclusion that Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone has some catching up to do, as the smartphone’s performance levels fell rather short in contrast with Qualcomm’s reference phone …

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LG Pay White Card Surfaces In All Its Glory

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Last November we came across an interesting report suggesting that LG’s mobile payment system will be quite different from Samsung and Apple’s alternatives, in that the so-called “LG Pay” service will actually rely on a plastic credit card replacer rather than a smartphone to process payments. As it turns out, the original report was spot on, and today we have …

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Nikkei: 4-inch iPhone Already In Production, Meant For Emerging Markets

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Apple’s view on the ideal size of a smartphone has shifted over the years, mainly due to market pressure and the fact that “phablets” have almost become the norm. This led to the creation of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and 6s series, and persuaded the Cupertino giant to drop the 4-inch form factor altogether, for two years in …

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Samsung Galaxy S7: AT&T Version Benchmarked, Has Room For Improvement

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Not unlike its predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to hit the shelves State-side through all major carriers, and as some of you might recall, the model numbers associated with the variants at Sprint, Verizon, and US Cellular have already been uncovered a couple of months ago. However, today the story revolves more around AT&T’s variant, which recently made …

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Apple Watch 2 Mass Production: Sometime In Q2?

In #all, #apple, #breaking, #wearables by Mihai MateiLeave a Comment

Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz regarding the production of the Apple Watch 2. We don’t know much about what Apple’s second-generation wearable will have in store spec-wise, but nevertheless, all evidence so far suggests that the Watch 2 will enter mass production in the coming months. Specifically, sources in Apple’s supply chain cited by Digitimes claim that the …

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Snapdragon 830: Improved Kryo Cores, Samsung 10nm Process, 8 GB RAM?

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Although the Snapdragon 820 has yet to reach the consumer market in a widely available smartphone, rumors surrounding the chipset’s sequel have already started to emerge from various corners of the Internet since late 2015. Known as the Snapdragon 830, or by the codename / model number “msm 8998”, Qualcomm’s top-range chipset following the SD 820 reached our headlines once …

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IHS: Foldable Screen Tech Progressing Nicely, Early Next Year Launch

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Despite the fact that the consumer smartphone market doesn’t have a lot to offer in the department of foldable screen technology, display manufacturers have continued to improve the tech in a quest to make foldable screens a viable solution sooner rather than later. Now, according to IHS Technology Research Director for China, Kevin Wang, foldable screen technology is progressing nicely, …

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Xiaomi Mi5: Hands On Pic, New Snapdragon 820 Version

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We’re nearing the end of January and the Xiaomi Mi5 still eludes us. However, unofficially, the Mi5 continues to be the subject of numerous leaks and rumors, all of which should indicate a market release closing in. Needless to say, today we came across new bits of information surrounding the fabled Xiaomi Mi5. First we spotted the terminal in the …

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Xiaomi Poised For Great Things, Interested In VR and Robotics

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There’s no secret that Xiaomi was among the first smartphone makers to challenge Apple in the Chinese market, and as some of you know, the company even managed to overtake the Cupertino giant in terms of sales for several years in a row. Needless to say, Xiaomi is an ambitious company, but the story today is more related to Xiaomi’s …

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Xiaomi Mi5: Foxconn Scrambles To Make Sure Inventory Won’t Be A Problem

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The Xiaomi Mi5 is without a doubt one of the most elusive upcoming flagships from China, as the terminal was, in fact, initially planned for a market release in 2015 (at least according to rumors). However, reportedly, the smartphone’s debut was pushed back by many months, on account that the hardware needed to be redesigned to accommodate the Snapdragon 820 …

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Lenovo K5 Surfaces: Powered by Helio P10 Octa, Metal Design

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The 5.5-inch Lenovo K4 Note was announced last week at CES 2016, and as some of you are aware of, the handset is expected to hit the shelves early next week. Interestingly enough, however, the Chinese smartphone maker seems to be working on another 5.5-inch device dubbed the Lenovo K5 (Note ?). We spotted the aforementioned smartphone in the TENAA …

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Leaked ZTE Nubia Z11 Renders: A Sleek Device with A Dual Camera Setup

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Late last year we came across bits of information surrounding ZTE’s alleged upcoming flagship phone dubbed the Nubia Z11. The fabled device is meant as a successor to the Nubia Z9 released in 2015, and needless to say, the Z11 should continue in its predecessor’s footsteps by employing an FIT display that gives the illusion of a bezelless design. The …

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Xiaomi Mi5: New Renders, Pricing Info and Spec-List Surface

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It seems like there’s not one week passing by without the Xiaomi Mi5 rearing its head, and needless to say, today we found another reason to push the device into our headlines. The reason, as you can tell by the title above, is that a couple of new renders depicting the smartphone’s alleged design surfaced on the web, along with …

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New MediaTek Helio X20 Benchmarks Show That It Might Just Hit That Sweet Spot

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2015 was an exciting year for smartphone enthusiasts and 2016 shapes up to be just as impressive, to say the least. Next year, a new generation of mobile processors will be ready to storm the market, and needless to say, numerous SoC manufacturers seem to have stepped up their game. Although the Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 have become the …

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Xiaomi Taking Its Time With Mi5, Chasing Great User Experience w/ SD820

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After the Xiaomi Mi5 had reached our headlines yesterday thanks to a comprehensive leak detailing the handset’s specifications and design cues, today the terminal has once again made its way on our front page thanks to a quote from the company’s CEO, Lei Jun. For a bit of background story, numerous analysts in China have previously predicted that the Xiaomi …

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HTC One X9: New Release Date and Pricing Rumors

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About a week ago, HTC began teasing a new and upcoming smartphone succeeding the One A9, and although this bit of detail has not been officially confirmed, it looks like the Taiwanese manufacturer’s next release will be another mid-range smartphone. In case you haven’t already guessed, we’re referring to the rumored HTC One X9, which recently became the subject of …

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Snapdragon 820 Smartphones: Samsung, HTC in Q1, LG, Sony in Q2 (Rumor)

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Yesterday, we came across a rather worrying rumor suggesting that Samsung could have limited-time exclusivity on the Snapdragon 820 until April 2016. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for more reports on the SD 820’s availability to emerge, and today the story took a turn for the better. Reportedly, Samsung will not be the only manufacturer to release its upcoming Snapdragon …

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HTC Teases “What’s Next After A9?” – 13MP Camera, OIS, RAW Support

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Although the HTC One A9 is only a mid-range smartphone, the terminal seems to be the new starting point for the next generation of HTC devices. The handset’s fresh design language will be adopted by other models (even premium ones), and we’ve already witnessed this phenomenon in several leaked photos depicting the alleged HTC One X9. Speaking of unannounced HTC …

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HTC Perfume: The Company’s Next Flagship? Android 6.1, Sense 8.0 On Board?

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For the past three years, HTC has been using the “M” codename to identify its flagship models, e.g. the HTC One M7, M8, and One M9. With that being said, normally we would expect the company’s next flagship phone to be known as the HTC One M10, but numerous rumors so far have suggested otherwise, and various sources claimed that, …

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HTC and Under Armour Give Partnership Another Try

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HTC’s attempt to enter the wearable market did not go well. Earlier this year, the company teamed up with the US-based sports clothing and accessories manufacturer Under Armour, and the result of this collaboration was the HTC Re Grip fitness band. The band was first unveiled during MWC 2015 in February, but after extensive testing and user feedback, the product …

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HTC “Cyber Week” Deals – Nexus 9, HTC One M9 and A9

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Black Friday is closing in fast, and bargain hunters on the lookout for good deals might want to take a look in HTC’s back yard. In a quest to spread its products to more customers, HTC has announced a one-week promotion called “Cyber Week”, starting Wednesday, November 25, and ending on the 2nd day of December. During this timeframe, prospective …

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LG Pay White Card Surfaces In All Its Glory

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Last November we came across an interesting report suggesting that LG’s mobile payment system will be quite different from Samsung and Apple’s alternatives, in that the so-called “LG Pay” service will actually rely on a plastic credit card replacer rather than a smartphone to process payments. As it turns out, the original report was spot on, and today we have …

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With G5, LG Is Reportedly Ready To Take On Samsung

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South Korea’s top smartphone makers, LG and Samsung, are expected to unveil their latest highly anticipated flagship phones at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. Unlike in previous years when LG seemed to avoid direct competition with Samsung by releasing its G flagships a few weeks after the Galaxy counterparts, this year LG will reportedly be ready to take …

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LG To Showcase Rollable OLED Displays at CES?

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As more smartphone makers (including Apple) seem to gain an interest in OLED technology, LG Display is reportedly preparing to showcase its latest advancements in the field during CES 2016 in Las Vegas. According to recent reports from media outlets in Korea, LG intends to continue and stress the importance of the OLED market at CES, where the company will …

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Snapdragon 820 Smartphones: Samsung, HTC in Q1, LG, Sony in Q2 (Rumor)

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Yesterday, we came across a rather worrying rumor suggesting that Samsung could have limited-time exclusivity on the Snapdragon 820 until April 2016. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for more reports on the SD 820’s availability to emerge, and today the story took a turn for the better. Reportedly, Samsung will not be the only manufacturer to release its upcoming Snapdragon …

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Samsung and LG Will Not Switch To 4K (UHD) Smartphone Displays in 2016 (Rumor)

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The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium unveiled in September is the world’s first smartphone to boast a UHD display (2160 x 3840), but as impressive as these figures might be, recent rumors have it that not all major smartphone makers will switch to 4K displays in 2016. According to reports from various media outlets in Korea, neither Samsung nor LG will …

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LG 2016 Line-Up: No G Flex 3, G5 in April, V10 Sequel in H2?

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Although industry insiders have mentioned the Samsung Galaxy S7 numerous times in one way or another throughout these past couple of months, South Korea’s second-largest smartphone maker didn’t enjoy as much time under the spotlight as its close rival. We’re referring of course to LG, whose future 2016 smartphone lineup continues to remain shrouded in mystery despite the fact that, …

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Apple To Use OLED Displays Only On “Some” 2018 iPhone Models?

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Earlier this week, we came across an interesting rumor, suggesting that Samsung Display is on the lookout for new business partners to expand its presence in the OLED market. Specifically, Samsung Display is apparently discussing a possible collaboration with Apple to supply the Cupertino giant with small OLED screens for the 2018 iPhone lineup. Today, we came across a different …

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Nexus 6 Android 6.0 Marshmallow: T-Mobile Commences Rollout

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Although the Android 6 factory images for the Nexus 6 have been available for over a month now, customers of T-Mobile and owners of the aforementioned smartphone were forced to sit tight and wait for an official OTA release from T-Mobile before they could enjoy the new Marshmallow features. Fortunately, according to a recent tweet from T-Mobile’s product manager Des …

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Is Google Planning To Build Its Own Smartphone?

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As far as the mobile market goes, Google is primarily an OS developer with little to offer on the hardware side of things. Of course, there’s the Nexus line-up that brings together various smartphone makers and the Android OS into Google-branded packages, but unlike Apple, Google doesn’t build its own hardware in-house. In other words, all of the Nexus smartphones …

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Nexus 6P vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5 – Design and Display

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For the past couple of years, the “phablet” market slowly but surely fused with the “regular” smartphone niche. Today most premium handsets are equipped with 5.5+ inch displays, thus rendering the “phablet” term rather obsolete. Two of the best large-screen Android smartphones available today are the Google Nexus 6P and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. They both rock 5.7-inch displays, …

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LG To Test Fingerprint Tech With 2015 Nexus, Its Flagships Are Next (Rumor)

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Among all the smartphone manufacturers that collaborated with Google for the creation of past Nexus devices, LG seems to stand out the most. The fourth and fifth Nexus models in the series have been manufactured by the aforementioned Korean company, and as you may have already heard by now, a new Nexus device developed by none other than LG might …

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Samsung To Supply OLED Panels To Huawei? Nexus Rumor Revitalized?

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Assuming you’ve followed the stream of rumors surrounding the next Nexus line-up throughout these past several months, you should know that Google might release not one, but two Nexus smartphones by the end of 2015. Rumors have it that one of these devices will be made by LG, and that it will be more of a Nexus 5 brought to …

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Analyst: Huawei Nexus – Next To No Chance For A Snapdragon 820 Inside

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Let’s start this piece by saying that contradicting the famous Evan Blass (most of you probably know him by his @evleaks Twitter handle) takes a lot of confidence in your knowledge. Over the last few years, evleaks has well … leaked a lot of stuff from renders to specsheets and everything in between. Almost everything Evan shared turned out to …

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T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S7 Gets Benchmarked, Posts Solid Results

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As we approach MWC and Samsung Galaxy S7’s inevitable debut, the aforementioned flagship phone continues to be exposed at an increasing rate. Last week we spotted the Galaxy S7 – model number SM-G930A (for AT&T) – in the Geekbench database, and today we’re touching on the same topic as model number SM-G930T (for T-Mobile) seems to have received the same …

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SD820 Samsung Galaxy S7 Benchmarked, Has Some Catching Up To Do

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As most of you should be aware of, last week we spotted the Samsung Galaxy S7 for AT&T (model number SM-G930A) in the Geekbench database. Judging by Primelab’s benchmark results, we came to the conclusion that Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone has some catching up to do, as the smartphone’s performance levels fell rather short in contrast with Qualcomm’s reference phone …

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Samsung Galaxy S7: AT&T Version Benchmarked, Has Room For Improvement

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Not unlike its predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to hit the shelves State-side through all major carriers, and as some of you might recall, the model numbers associated with the variants at Sprint, Verizon, and US Cellular have already been uncovered a couple of months ago. However, today the story revolves more around AT&T’s variant, which recently made …

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Exynos 8890 Samsung Galaxy S7 Surfaces In AnTuTu, Specs List In Tow

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Unsurprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy S7 went by unmentioned during CES 2016, but nevertheless, the handset’s launch day is nearing as we get closer to MWC. The SGS7 is indeed expected to make an official appearance during the Mobile World Congress in February, at which time Samsung will be preparing for the smartphone’s market launch which should take place a few …

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Samsung Z3 To Be Available In More Than 10 European Markets in Q1?

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Samsung’s Tizen OS might be trailing behind Android, iOS, and Windows Phone in terms of market availability, but according to a new report from Digitimes, fans of the OS located in Europe will soon have the opportunity to experience the platform, as the Samsung Z3 will expand its reaches in more than 10 European markets starting with early Q1 2016. …

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New Deal Makes Samsung Apple’s Biggest Flexible OLED Provider?

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For the past year or so, there have been countless rumors to suggest that Apple intends on making a few significant changes in its display department, with several reports hinting that the Cupertino giant might switch from LCD to OLED for its iPhone lineup in, or around 2018. Evidently, since Samsung is one of the largest OLED manufacturers in the …

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2016: Samsung To Cut Smartphone Shipments While Focusing On Budget Devices?

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Throughout these past several years, Samsung maintained its spot at the top of the market by shipping ridiculous amounts of smartphones, ranging from low to high-end terminals. This year it seems like the company was able to remain at the top of the food chain mostly thanks to its budget-friendly lineup, which dominates the majority of emerging markets. Next year, …

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China Mobile: Samsung Galaxy S7 Will Be Released In March 2016

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is undeniably one of the most anticipated releases of 2016, and with each new leak and rumor, the Korean tech giant’s upcoming flagship phone continues to gain more and more attention, for all the right reasons. With such an extremely anticipated device planned to hit the shelves in the coming months, gadget enthusiasts and industry watchers …

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Snapdragon 820 Smartphones: Samsung, HTC in Q1, LG, Sony in Q2 (Rumor)

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Yesterday, we came across a rather worrying rumor suggesting that Samsung could have limited-time exclusivity on the Snapdragon 820 until April 2016. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for more reports on the SD 820’s availability to emerge, and today the story took a turn for the better. Reportedly, Samsung will not be the only manufacturer to release its upcoming Snapdragon …

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With Galaxy S7 Samsung Has Switched From Hardware To Software-Centric Development (Rumor)

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Shortly after Dongjin Koh took JK Shin’s place as president of Samsung Mobile, we came across various reports suggesting that despite this change in leadership, the Korean smartphone maker will continue on the “hardware-driven path” as before. However, rumors now have it that the Galaxy S7 will actually represent the starting point of Samsung’s switch from hardware to software-centric development. …

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Huawei Made Nexus: 2K Display, Snapdragon 810 On Board?

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Remember those rumors according to which Google will team up with Huawei for this year’s Nexus smartphone (we also heard LG is in the cards)? Well, today new info has surfaced on the matter, via a Chinese analyst who seems to have good connections inside the Chinese mobile tech industry. According to Pan Jiutang, the Huawei made Nexus smartphone will …

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Oppo R7 Metal Unibody Officially Confirmed, Coming May 20th?

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Lately we’ve been talking a lot about the upcoming Oppo R7. The handset has been officially teased for a May release, we’ve seen it’s bezelless tech in action, and the company even confirmed some of its features (bezelless, 2.5D display glass, metallic chassis). All in all, you should have a general idea of how the Oppo R7 will look like. …

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Snapdragon 820 Smartphones: Samsung, HTC in Q1, LG, Sony in Q2 (Rumor)

In #all, #breaking, #htc, #lg, #samsung, #sony by Mihai MateiLeave a Comment

Yesterday, we came across a rather worrying rumor suggesting that Samsung could have limited-time exclusivity on the Snapdragon 820 until April 2016. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for more reports on the SD 820’s availability to emerge, and today the story took a turn for the better. Reportedly, Samsung will not be the only manufacturer to release its upcoming Snapdragon …

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New Sony Battery To Offer 40% Longer Smartphone Charge

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Smartphones have become thinner and more powerful with each new generation, but if there’s one aspect that still lags behind most other technological advancements, it lies in battery life. Sure enough, most high-end smartphones today take advantage of features such as Quick Charge, but the cold truth is that there aren’t many top-tier devices out there that can offer more …

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Sony 2016 Line-Up: Two SD820 Devices, Metal, June & October Releases

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The past couple of years have been rather erratic for some of the smartphone makers out there, even major ones such as Sony. For the past few months, various rumors targeting Sony’s alleged plans for 2016 have explored different possibilities, starting with an exit from the smartphone business (which was later denied by its CEO), to the more recent rumors …

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Sony’s CEO Himself Denies Own Mobile Chipset and Possible Sale Rumors

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A couple of days ago we ran across an interesting report from Digitimes, speculating that Sony might enter the mobile chipset business in an attempt to get a share of the AP market currently dominated by Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei and MediaTek. The report also made mention of LG’s plans regarding the Nuclun 2 SoC, adding that both Sony and LG …

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Sony To Join The “Build Your Own Mobile Chipset” Bandwagon in 2016?

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In the not-so-distant past, most smartphone manufacturers used to rely on “dedicated” chipmakers like Qualcomm and MediaTek in order to breathe life into their terminals. Nowadays, it looks like more and more smartphone makers have begun creating their own, in-house designed, mobile chipsets. Huawei keeps soldiering on with its Kirin series, and even LG is reportedly attempting a second entry …

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Sony’s e-ink FES Watch To Be Available This Weekend, In Japan

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About a year ago, a Japanese startup called Fashion Entertainments captured the eyes of the public with a unique product dubbed the FES Watch. It took the form of a wrist watch covered mostly in electronic paper and gained everyone’s attention through its minimalistic design. The FES Watch was crowdfunded through Japanese website “Makuake”. It was later discovered that Fashion Entertainments is, …

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Sony Officially Denies Exit From The Smartphone Business

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Sony has been struggling to make a profit out of its smartphone business for quite some time now, and according to reports from earlier this month, 2016 might be a “make-or-break” year for the Japanese smartphone maker. In fact, some of you might recall that earlier this month, word on the street was that Sony might consider selling its smartphone …

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Performance Charts: Meizu Pro 5 First, Xperia Z5, One Plus 2 Crack Top 10

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Back in July the team behind AnTuTu published a chart listing the top 10 most powerful smartphones benchmarked in their app since the beginning of the year until the end of June. As some of you might recall, at that time, the Samsung Galaxy S6 was declared the most powerful device of the bunch, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S6 …

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Intel 2016 Tablet Chipset Road-Map Allegedly Surfaces

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With large-screen smartphones becoming more and more popular, the tablet market seems to have taken a different route and throughout these past couple of years, 2-in-1s / hybrids have become quite common. It’s estimated that global demand for tablets (including 2-in-1s) in 2016 will be of roughly 160-170 million units, and Intel is expected to play a significant role in …

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Samsung Galaxy View Gets Certified, Release Date Coming Soon?

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Over a month ago, word on the street was that Samsung is working on a large-screen tablet called the Galaxy View. Early rumors revealed that the slate is meant for offices, schools, and for use in living rooms as an entertainment / media-oriented tablet. Why would it be such a niche device? Simply put, it’s all about dimensions, as the …

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HTC, Xiaomi: Canceled Helio X20 Devices Due To Overheating?

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC caused quite a stir last year on account of overheating issues, and to this end, it looks like the company may have taken extra precautions to avoid repeating the same scenario with the release of the Snapdragon 820 chipset. Unfortunately, it seems like SoC overheating issues in the mobile world may have made a comeback, this …

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LG Pay White Card Surfaces In All Its Glory

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Last November we came across an interesting report suggesting that LG’s mobile payment system will be quite different from Samsung and Apple’s alternatives, in that the so-called “LG Pay” service will actually rely on a plastic credit card replacer rather than a smartphone to process payments. As it turns out, the original report was spot on, and today we have …

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Snapdragon 830: Improved Kryo Cores, Samsung 10nm Process, 8 GB RAM?

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Although the Snapdragon 820 has yet to reach the consumer market in a widely available smartphone, rumors surrounding the chipset’s sequel have already started to emerge from various corners of the Internet since late 2015. Known as the Snapdragon 830, or by the codename / model number “msm 8998”, Qualcomm’s top-range chipset following the SD 820 reached our headlines once …

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IHS: Foldable Screen Tech Progressing Nicely, Early Next Year Launch

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Despite the fact that the consumer smartphone market doesn’t have a lot to offer in the department of foldable screen technology, display manufacturers have continued to improve the tech in a quest to make foldable screens a viable solution sooner rather than later. Now, according to IHS Technology Research Director for China, Kevin Wang, foldable screen technology is progressing nicely, …

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Xiaomi Poised For Great Things, Interested In VR and Robotics

In #all, #android, #breaking, #china rising, #hardware, #news, #technology by Mihai MateiLeave a Comment

There’s no secret that Xiaomi was among the first smartphone makers to challenge Apple in the Chinese market, and as some of you know, the company even managed to overtake the Cupertino giant in terms of sales for several years in a row. Needless to say, Xiaomi is an ambitious company, but the story today is more related to Xiaomi’s …

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New Deal Makes Samsung Apple’s Biggest Flexible OLED Provider?

In #all, #apple, #breaking, #samsung, #technology by Mihai MateiLeave a Comment

For the past year or so, there have been countless rumors to suggest that Apple intends on making a few significant changes in its display department, with several reports hinting that the Cupertino giant might switch from LCD to OLED for its iPhone lineup in, or around 2018. Evidently, since Samsung is one of the largest OLED manufacturers in the …

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New MediaTek Helio X20 Benchmarks Show That It Might Just Hit That Sweet Spot

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2015 was an exciting year for smartphone enthusiasts and 2016 shapes up to be just as impressive, to say the least. Next year, a new generation of mobile processors will be ready to storm the market, and needless to say, numerous SoC manufacturers seem to have stepped up their game. Although the Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 have become the …

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LG To Showcase Rollable OLED Displays at CES?

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As more smartphone makers (including Apple) seem to gain an interest in OLED technology, LG Display is reportedly preparing to showcase its latest advancements in the field during CES 2016 in Las Vegas. According to recent reports from media outlets in Korea, LG intends to continue and stress the importance of the OLED market at CES, where the company will …

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Pressure Sensitive Displays: 25% Of New 2016 Smartphones Will Have Them (IHS)

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Although 3D Touch might not make a large impact on the Apple ecosystem in 2016 (as per TPK CEO Michael Chung’s previous claims), pressure sensitive display technology in itself will reportedly gain a lot of popularity next year, when 25% of the smartphones aimed for a market release in 2016 will reportedly be equipped with some sort of Force Touch …

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Apple Watch 2 Mass Production: Sometime In Q2?

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Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz regarding the production of the Apple Watch 2. We don’t know much about what Apple’s second-generation wearable will have in store spec-wise, but nevertheless, all evidence so far suggests that the Watch 2 will enter mass production in the coming months. Specifically, sources in Apple’s supply chain cited by Digitimes claim that the …

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Apple Watch 2 Going Into Trial Production Sometime This Month?

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Before the Apple Watch was released, and shortly after the gadget’s price was officially confirmed, smartwatch enthusiasts have wondered whether the sequel will arrive one year after the release of the original model, or if Apple will take more time before launching the Watch 2. Today the answer to this question is relatively clear: the Watch 2 will most likely …

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Fossil’s Smart Wearable Lineup Gets Detailed, Available For Purchase

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The wearable market is gaining a lot of grip as more watchmakers seem to hop on the smartwatch bandwagon with each passing quarter. Fossil is now ready to join the party as well, as the US-based watchmaker recently announced its new smart wearable lineup, consisting in two smartwatches and two bands. One of the smartwatches is powered by Android Wear while …

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HP and Titan Partner Up For A New Smartwatch?

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Last week, HP announced a new smartwatch and the follow-up to last year’s Chronowing. The new wearable was designed in conjunction with Swiss watchmaker Movado and combines both analog and digital in a single package. Interestingly enough, now that the Movado Bold Motion is official, HP began working on yet another wearable in conjunction with a new partner. Yesterday, the …

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HP and Movado Announce the Movado Bold Motion Smartwatch

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Last year, HP entered the smartwatch game rather unconventionally. Instead of building its own Android Wear-based wearable like most other companies new to the game have done in the past, HP decided to keep things simpler /classier and partnered up with Michael Bastian to introduce the MB Chronowing. Today, HP announced its second smartwatch, and unlike the Chronowing, the second …

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Sony’s e-ink FES Watch To Be Available This Weekend, In Japan

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About a year ago, a Japanese startup called Fashion Entertainments captured the eyes of the public with a unique product dubbed the FES Watch. It took the form of a wrist watch covered mostly in electronic paper and gained everyone’s attention through its minimalistic design. The FES Watch was crowdfunded through Japanese website “Makuake”. It was later discovered that Fashion Entertainments is, …

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Quanta Says It’s Working On Next-Gen Apple Watch, End of Q2 Release?

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Opinions on the original Apple Watch are split. Selling figures show that the product enjoyed high demand since its release, but many gadget enthusiasts are of the opinion that the Watch has a lot of quirks and is not the groundbreaking product it could’ve been. This is why you may have heard many reviewers saying that you should probably wait …

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Samsung’s Bio Processor For Wearables Is Nearing Release

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Earlier this week, Samsung’s sensor development team attended the International System on Chip Design Conference 2015, held in Kyeongbuk, South Korea. During a keynote centered on the topic of “Semiconductor that Helps Humans and Saves Lives”, the Korean tech giant unveiled its latest bio processor designed for wearables. The new bio processor is part of a SiP (system in package) …

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