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Given how many details OnePlus has leaked over the past few months regarding its next generation flagship smartphone, there wasn’t much left to the imagination for prospective buyers other than the price. And that was even hinted at earlier this month, when OnePlus CEO Pete Lau remarked that the device would be priced below $450. The OnePlus 2 was officially unveiled this evening and now that the drapes have been removed, we can now tell you that the smartphone will start at an impressively low $329 unlocked and contract-free (the original OnePlus One debuted at $299 and recently dropped to an even more palatable $249). The $329 price of entry nets you a 5.5-inch 1080p display (sorry, QHD isn’t... Read more...
The OnePlus team has confirmed that the forthcoming OnePlus 2 handset will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 System-on-Chip (SoC). We know what you're thinking and it goes a little something like this -- 'Holy hell, have they not seen the reports about the Snapdragon 810 overheating?' Turns out OnePlus is fully aware of the situation, which is why the company insisted that Qualcomm build a revised version for the OnePlus 2. "Although there have been reports that the 810 runs warmer than its predecessors, we assure you that we have taken all the necessary precautions and beyond to prevent this from occurring in the 2," OnePlus said. "We worked very closely with Qualcomm’s engineers to integrate... Read more...
Things aren't looking all that great for Qualcomm and its Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) System-on-Chip. Following several reports of overheating, it's now being said that the chip maker's flagship part will fall short of sales targets. Apparently shipments of the Snapdragon 810 to key customers around the globe are falling short of what Qualcomm previously forecast.Qualcomm denies there's an overheating problem with its part, though reports from owners of several different handsets that use the chip suggest otherwise. Even Sony has acknowledged the issue with its Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 handsets and has promised a software fix. Unfortunately for owners of those devices, the software fix will likely... Read more...
“That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more!” Qualcomm is sick and tired of the trash talking revolving around its high-end Snapdragon 810 processor and is now looking to set the records straight. If you’ve paid any attention to the tech scene over the past six months or so, you’ve no doubt heard countless reports on how the Snapdragon 810 is a beastly chip that is prone to overheating. It was reported that Samsung initially was going to incorporate the Snapdragon 810 in its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, but was troubled by overheating concerns and instead went with its homegrown Exynos 7420. And reputable sites including Ars Technica have shown in testing that the Snapdragon 810 (when used... Read more...
HTC’s One M9 is about to make its U.S. debut tomorrow at midnight on the four major U.S. wireless carriers. The nation’s second largest wireless carrier, AT&T, announced that the One M9 will be available to order starting tomorrow, and orders received before 1:00 PM CT will ship the same day. The phone will be available nationwide in AT&T retail stores starting on April 10. Customers can purchase the flagship smartphone via AT&T for $199.99 with a new, two-year contract or choose from one of three Next installment plans to pay off the phone (with $0 down). Next 24, Next 18, and Next 12 will cost customers $23.64, $29.55, and $35.45 respectively per month in addition to your standard... Read more...
HTC’s recently unveiled One M9 will be one of the most sought after flagship smartphones this year. While it arguably doesn’t have the design panache of a device like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, it does bring with it a Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot (something that the new Galaxy S6/S6 Edge can no longer claim), a 20MP rear camera, and a generous 2840 mAh battery. If you’d like to get your hands on a One M9 without paying a single penny, we have something that might be right up your alley. HTC this week announced a new U.S.-only contest that lasts through March 24 at 11:59 PM PT. Besides the requirement of being a legal resident of the U.S.,... Read more...
If the transition from the Galaxy S4 to Galaxy S5 was disappointing to customers and detrimental to Samsung’s smartphone sales/earnings, we have to wonder if the same fate will befall HTC. We hope not, but the HTC One M9’s specs have been officially revealed, and for better or worse, it’s more of the same. As we have detailed in previous articles, the HTC One M9 carries on the same design theme that we first saw with the One M7 and continued with the One M8. It’s a clean, sleek, industrial look, but it would have been nice to see HTC spice things up a bit. With Samsung swinging for the fences design-wise with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, we’ll just have to see how HTC’s conservative approach... Read more...
This has been a crazy week for Samsung Galaxy S6 news. On Tuesday, Samsung actually posted a teaser image of the Galaxy S6 that appeared to show a device with a curved screen similar to that found on the Galaxy Note 4. Then on Wednesday, leaked photos showed what appears to be the final production chassis for the Galaxy S6. But there was something about these two stories that didn’t quite add up — the photos of the S6 chassis don’t match up with the apparent “curved” display on the Samsung teaser. According a few more fresh leaks, all is starting to come clear. As we have previously reported, there will be two versions of the flagship smartphone available to consumers: a Galaxy S6 — which you... Read more...
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor has a found a home in a number of smartphones that we’ve discussed over the past few months including the LG G Flex 2 and the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro. However, the Snapdragon 810 has also been dogged by reports of overheating, the first of such reports started airing in late 2014. More recently, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S6 has been the subject of much speculation with regards to its use of the Snapdragon 810. Some reports have suggested that the flagship smartphone will use a revised version of the chip that produces less heat, while Qualcomm’s most recent earnings report seems to suggest that Samsung has passed over the Snapdragon 810 in favor of its homegrown... Read more...
It would appear that even Qualcomm doesn't know for sure if its Snapdragon 810 System-on-Chip (SoC) will be used in Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone. According to what's listed in the company's financial report for its first quarter of fiscal 2015 ended December 28, 2014, Qualcomm is expecting Samsung to use its own Exynos processor, though it's a little more complicated than that.Let's back up a moment. Just over a week ago, reports surfaced that Samsung was concerned with an overheating issue it ran into while testing the Snapdragon 810 part in its unreleased Galaxy S6 handset. Given that Galaxy S5 sales fell below expectations, the last thing Samsung needs is for its next flagship... Read more...
It came out last week that Samsung ran into an overheating issue when testing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chip in its forthcoming flagship phone. In turn, Samsung reportedly made the decision not to use the part in its unreleased Galaxy S6 device, though that might not be the case if Qualcomm can supply a revised version in time for the handset's release.According to The Wall Street Journal and a "person familiar with the matter" that it spoke with, Qualcomm is expected to supply Samsung with a revised version of the Snapdragon 810 in March. Presumably the next revision will have a better handle on thermals, enough so that Samsung will feel comfortable using it in place of its own Exynos hardware.Interestingly... Read more...
Apple was late to the phablet game with the launch of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014. Samsung arguably created the phablet category three years prior, when it introduced the original 5.3-inch Galaxy Note. But despite its late arrival to the party, manufacturers are painting a big red target on the iPhone 6 Plus, and Xiaomi is the latest to take aim. The hard-charging Chinese OEM today announced its new Mi Note flagship smartphone that features a 5.7-inch 1080p display in its standard configuration. Other features include a Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), two-tone flash, and a 3000 mAh battery. The Mi Note even... Read more...
The original LG G Flex was introduced nearly a year ago and was quite an odd entry into the smartphone space. The smartphone featured a massive 6-inch screen, but had a lowly resolution of 1280x720. And we can’t forget the hallmark feature of the LG Flex: its curved  700R (700mm radius) plastic OLED display. Well, LG is back at it again this year with the LG G Flex2, and it’s looking to improve upon its predecessor in just about every possible way. First of all, LG has shrunk down the comical dimensions of the original with a more pocket-friendly 5.5-inch display that has been upgraded from 720p to Full HD resolution. The G Flex2 also has a number of curves this time around ranging from... Read more...
The successor to the HTC One (M8) will soon be upon us, and if these latest images are anything to go by, the new flagship smartphone is definitely a looker. Specifications for the Hima (or One M9, depending on what HTC decides naming the device) have been leaking since early October, but this is the first glimpse we’ve gotten of the smartphone.  The images don’t show a dramatic departure from what One (M7) or One (M8), but styling has never been a sore-point for HTC’s flagship smartphone so why mess up a good thing? When it comes to dimensions, the length and width of the device are slightly smaller by 1mm, while thickness has increased ever so slightly from 9.4mm to 9.56mm.  Unfortunately,... Read more...
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