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Motorola is currently on its third-generation of Moto Z smartphones and the 2018 flagship is the new Moto Z3. The Moto Z3 still supports the growing family of Moto Mod accessories, and early next year it will be available with the 5G Moto Mod, making it one of the first smartphones on the market with 5G capabilities.  Whereas Motorola's previous generation Moto Z2 Force was priced at $720 unlocked, direct from Motorola when it launched last year, the Moto Z3 debuts at a much more palatable $480 as a Verizon Wireless exclusive. You can also pay for the device using a Verizon installment plan for $20/month for 24 months. In addition, if you're a new customer switching... Read more...
When Microsoft and Qualcomm announced that convertible devices powered by Snapdragon 835 processors running Windows 10 would be available to the public, it was a shock to the system. The devices, which features integrated LTE modems, promise runtimes in excess of 20 hours along with good overall performance for your everyday tasks. However, one of the big downsides to Windows on ARM up to this point is that developers have only had access to the ARM32 SDK. 64-bit apps, which current Snapdragon processors are capable tackling, weren’t supported. That's changing now with the arrival of the ARM64 SDK for Windows 10. Microsoft and Qualcomm made the announcement today... Read more...
When it comes to gaming on the PC side of things, RGB lighting is all the rage. RGB lighting on cases, fans, keyboards, motherboards and video cards are commonplace, and oftentimes expected. In the relatively new space of Android gaming phones, RGB lighting effects haven’t really been deployed... until now. Enter Nubia's Red Magic gaming phone. Nubia is a division of ZTE, and the Red Magic is a sleek smartphone with a black anodized aluminum unibody chassis. On the back is where the "magic" happens, with a vertical RGB strip that runs down the center of the phone below the fingerprint reader. The strip is capable of displaying 16 million colors and comes with four lighting modes to... Read more...
One of the reasons the Essential Phone did not perform better in terms of sales is because it launched at $699, putting it in competition with premium handsets from established players. It was just too pricey, despite an overall decent collection of hardware and features. Now the price is a lot more enticing—Amazon is selling the handset for $399.99, making it a pretty good deal for what you get in return. This is an unlocked handset with a 5.71-inch edge-to-edge Quad HD display, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip. Granted, the Snapdragon 845 has replaced the previously generation 835 at the top of the processing stack, but it's still a fast chip. The phone also boasts... Read more...
It looks like HP is anticipating strong demand for Windows 10 laptops and convertibles powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor. One of HP's first devices built around the mobile chip is the Envy x2 (model 12-e011nr), a premium 2-in-1 that is now available to order, for $999.99. It's a good thing HP did not charge a penny more, because then we'd have to pan the thousand-dollar price tag—phew! Jesting aside, the asking price is high for a Windows 10 convertible with an ARM processor inside rather than a x86 chip. The selling points are built-in 4G LTE connectivity and long battery life. With the former, users are more easily able to hop online, rather than having to hunt down a Wi-Fi... Read more...
A new Android tablet has made an appearance on GFXBench and it hints at Samsung releasing a Galaxy Tab S4 in the near future. The listing in GFXBench displays the model number SM-T835. If you follow these things, you know that Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 released last year has the model name SM-T825. It is therefore reasonable to assume that the SM-T835 at GFXBench is the Galaxy Tab S4, or will be when it's formally announced. We suspect Samsung will unveil its new tablet at Mobile World Congress (MWC) later his month. Incidentally, Samsung introduced its Galaxy Tab S3 at MWC 2017, so the writing is pretty much on the wall here. In case you need a refresher, the Galaxy Tab S3 debuted with a 9.7-inch... Read more...
Windows 10 on ARM has been billed as providing the best of both worlds for those looking for the ultimate productivity ultraportables. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered devices running the operating system have compatibility with legacy Windows apps, yet deliver epic battery life in the 20+ hour range. However, given that emulation is involved to allow these ARM-powered devices to run x86 applications, there are bound to be some limitations in place. Unfortunately for Microsoft, those limitations leaked early. Microsoft was able to react quickly and pull the page, but not before it was picked up on by Thurrott.com. Thanks to a cached version of the page (which is still available) that has a post... Read more...
Razer has debuted a rather interesting notebook concept at CES 2018 -- one that harks back to similar efforts that we've seen from companies like Hewlett-Packard. Called Protect Linda, the system consists of what is essentially an ultraportable laptop "dock" that by itself is pretty useless. However, once you plug in a Razer Phone, it springs to life as a fully functioning mobile productivity machine. The laptop includes a 13.3-inch Quad HD display that operates at 120Hz, and features a built-in backlit keyboard that is powered by Razer Chroma technology. Given that the notebook is running Android (thanks to its Razer Phone "brains"), there are Android-specific keys for app selection, voice search,... Read more...
Intel is not the only one making bold moves these days. So are Microsoft and Qualcomm, two other tech giants that recently formed a partnership to deliver Windows 10 laptops and 2-in-1 devices powered by Snapdragon 835 SoCs. Unlike Microsoft's earlier foray into ARM territory with Surface RT, these devices will be able to run legacy Win32 applications, in addition to Universal Windows Platform apps. Combined with stellar battery life, some are expecting these new devices to rule the low-end PC market. That's assuming these devices live up to the hype. These new devices with Snapdragon inside come with claims of extended battery life in the range of 20-25 hours, or even higher. As it stands, a... Read more...
We have been hearing about the Nokia 9 for several months now, including rumored specs and even some leaked renders. However, we are more confident than ever that the Nokia 9 will sport a 5.5-inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) display built by LG and powered by a Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip (SoC), both of which were among a list of components and features outlined in a new FCC listing. The Nokia 9 first showed up at the FCC under the codename TA-1047. Now, however, the listing shows that HMD Global has received approval for its Nokia 9 flagship with model number TA-1005. The approval documents also list out a few specifications, including the aforementioned OLED display (a... Read more...
Last month, Valve announced that it would soon be releasing a standalone virtual reality headset based on Qualcomm's HDM Accelerator Program. That means that the headset, the Vive Focus, is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, which is most prominently found in most of 2017's flagship Android smartphones. Today, we're learning a bit more about other specifications for the device, including the display that will be used within the headsets. Unlike some other VR headsets, the Vive Focus features a single 2800x1600 resolution AMOLED display with a 75Hz refresh rate. Field of view for the headset is listed at 110 degrees. For those keeping score, the HTC Vive includes two OLED display panels with... Read more...
For the folks at Intel, all eyes are likely on Qualcomm today. While Intel has faced the toughest competition in recent years from AMD's Ryzen, Ryzen Threadripper, and EPYC family of processors, the company will soon be encountering a separate attack from Qualcomm. As we have reported multiple times, there is a new wave of Windows 10 PCs coming that will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, ARM-based processors. This improbable feat is made possible by Microsoft's support for full x86 emulation in Windows 10, which is why Snapdragon 835 (and future ARM-based SoCs from Qualcomm) will be able to run the operating system. And these PCs won't be limited to running Universal Windows Platform... Read more...
After months of leaks and teasing, the OnePlus 5T has finally been officially announced. If you've been following our reporting, none of the specs for the smartphone should come as a surprise, but we'll still give you a rundown of what you'll find inside. The smartphone is of course powered by Qualcomm's potent Snapdragon 835 SoC, which can be paired with either 6GB of RAM in the base configuration or a massive 8GB of RAM. Likewise, base systems get 64GB of internal storage, while upgraded models double that with 128GB. There is no microSD expansion, so choose wisely. On the display front, the OnePlus 5T goes with a 6-inch OLED panel that is manufactured by Samsung (which is good news for those... Read more...
HTC today cut the cord on virtual reality hardware by introducing the Vive Focus, a standalone VR headset that does not need to be tethered to a personal computer or smartphone. The Vive Focus is a completely self-contained solution with all of the necessary hardware integrated to the headset itself, including a high-resolution AMOLED screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip (SoC). The trade off is that the Vive Focus is not as powerful a solution as the regular Vive, which must be plugged into a relatively burly PC and delivers high-end gaming experiences. However, the Snapdragon 835 is Qualcomm's flagship mobile chipset and should enable some interesting VR experiences, without requiring... Read more...
The smartphone market is a tough nut to crack. Despite its immense resources and history in the mobile sector, Microsoft tucked its tail between its legs with Windows Mobile 10 and its Lumia hardware. Even Andy Rubin, the father of Android, is finding out how hard it is to compete against the big guys with the Essential Phone. However, gaming hardware company Razer thinks that it might have just the right product to carve out a niche when it comes to smartphones. That device is the Razer Phone. Although Razer has teased the device during the past month, and specs for the device have leaked, the Razer Phone was officially unwrapped this afternoon. When it comes to specs, the Razer Phone includes... Read more...
ASUS has announced the launch of a new family of smartphones in the U.S., and all of the devices have dual rear cameras promising to shoot optimum pictures in just about any setting. The ZenFone 4 family includes the ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4 Max (in two display sizes). The ZenFone 4 Pro has a 5.5-inch display and the dual rear camera system uses a Sony IMX362 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture. The 16MP camera system has 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. The cameras use ASUS SuperPixel Engine that increases captured light by 8x and feature optical image stabilization. The SoC under the hood is a Snapdragon 835, while a fast Snapdragon X16 LTE modem can transfer data at up to... Read more...
HTC has been coy about its upcoming U11 Plus handset, only hinting about it in a Twitter post. Well, notorious leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, better known as @OnLeaks on Twitter, did HTC one better by posting what looks to be an official press render of the U11 Plus, along with a YouTube video and some information about the phone's dimensions. This is presumed to be the first look at the finalized design. The U11 Plus bears a resemblance to Apple's iPhone 8 models. It is a premium handset with curved corners that measures 158.22 mm (L) x 74.2 mm (W) x 8.5mm-9.1mm (D). According to Hemmerstoffer, it is just a tad thinner at the bottom, hence the 8.5mm to 9.1mm measurement. It will also boast a 6-inch... Read more...
The wait is finally over; the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is finally here. Unfortunately for Samsung, nearly every detail about its latest flagship smartphone was leaked in the months leading up to today, but there is still plenty let to talk about with regards to this stellar new smartphone. We now have confirmation of all of the Galaxy Note 8’s specs, which are quite stout for a flagship Android device. As you may have already read, the Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a WQHD+ resolution (2960×1440). For comparison, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ feature displays measuring 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches respectively. The edges of the display screen are less rounded... Read more...
Finnish company HMD Global is firmly entrenched in flagship smartphone territory with the release of its device: the Nokia 8. After the company acquired the rights to Nokia’s feature phone business, we’ve been waiting patiently to see what the company could do with high-end hardware. Luckily, there’s a lot to like. The most visible feature of the Nokia 8 is of course its display, which in this case measure 5.3 inches with a resolution of 2560x1440 (QHD). Unlike many of the recently introduced flagships that are making the rounds, however, the 7.3mm-inch Nokia 8 has rather large bezels at the top and bottom of the display. The large bezel area also means that the Nokia 8 retains a traditional... Read more...
Just a few days ago, notorious leaker Evan Blass (otherwise known by his Twitter handle, @evleaks) tweeted out official press renderings of Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 handset. At the time, he said that more details would be revealed soon. Making good on that promise, Blass has now revealed a bit more about the phablet, including the fact that it will ship with a 6.3-inch  Super AMOLED display.In our experience, Samsung's Super AMOLED panels are some of the best looking displays around. It is no surprise that the Galaxy Note 8 will wield one, though some may find the actual size a bit of a let down. Not that 6.3 inches is small by any stretch. However, it is not that much larger... Read more...
If you’ve noticed any of the reviews of the OnePlus 5 that were posted on the internet yesterday, a common theme that was presented was the device’s incredible speed. There’s no question that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is responsible for part of the performance perks, but many also attributed the up to 8GB of RAM for contributing to the lightning fast speeds of the OnePlus 5. However, XDA Developers has discovered another reason for the OnePlus 5’s excellent benchmark performance. Apparently, OnePlus is cheating by enabling functionality within the ROM to identify when a benchmark is running. According to the site, the ROM keeps a list of the package IDs of popular benchmarks, flagging them... Read more...
After months of teasing from OnePlus and leaks that have made the rounds on the internet, the OnePlus 5 has officially been revealed. Given that we’ve already seen the new smartphone from nearly every angle already, there’s no big “surprise” in store for us today — and the OnePlus still looks like an iPhone 7 Plus clone, at least from the back. With that being said, there are actually two different versions of the OnePlus 5 that will be available for sale. No matter which version you choose to purchase, you will receive a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, dual nanoSIM slots, a 3,300 mAh battery, and a dual camera system. There’s a wide-angle camera with a 16MP Sony IMX 398 sensor and a telephoto... Read more...
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