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There may not be a whole lot left to discuss about LG's upcoming G7 ThinQ smartphone by the time LG officially unveils the handset during a scheduled press event on May 2. In this final week leading up to the launch, several leaks and details have emerged, including the fact that the G7 ThinQ will sport an eye-searing 1,000 nits brightness level. It will also pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip (SoC), and if you're wondering how the handset will perform, there are couple of leaked benchmark scores to analyze. Geekbench is a popular landing spot for benchmarking unreleased phones, and the G7 ThinQ has now made its obligatory appearance. According to Geekbench's database entry, the phone... Read more...
LG is holding an event on May 2nd that will see the debut of its next flagship: the LG G7 ThinQ. We've seen the smartphone leak at various points over the past month, but we're now getting our best look yet at the new smartphone. As always, Evan Blass is the one that scored this newest leak, and it shows the G7 ThinQ from every angle. On the back, we see dual cameras and a fingerprint reader just below them. On the right side, there's a power button, while on the left side there are volume buttons that are joined by a dedicated Google Assistant button. The top of the phone is reserved for the nano SIM slot, while a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone hack adorn the bottom of... Read more...
Smartphones aimed specifically at gamers are few and far between. The most recent device to make such a claim is the Razer Phone, now available in a limited gold edition model, which sports a sleek design and an impressive collection of hardware and features. Sometime in the near future, however, Chinese outfit Xiaomi will launch a gaming phone through its Blackshark subsidiary, and a leaked photo shows what is in store. The photo originates from Weibo, a popular social media site in China. It appears the phone is in a case of some sort, perhaps one that offers up gaming controls, and it is a bit difficult to see where the phone ends and the case begins. Nevertheless, we can make out a bulky... Read more...
Samsung already refreshed its flagship smartphone family with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, so what's next for the South Korean handset maker is to focus on its phablet, the Galaxy Note. Don't worry, that is getting a refresh for 2018 as well, presumably very soon. We are starting to see leaked information appear in regards to the Galaxy Note 9, including some preliminary benchmark figures. Those benchmarks appear on Geekbench, a popular destination for such things. The database entry points to a "Samsung SM-N960U," which is almost definitely the Galaxy Note 9—the previous model (Galaxy Note 8) was listed as SM-N950. According to the database entry, Samsung is going with a top-shelf hardware... Read more...
Qualcomm has unveiled a new virtual reality development kit at GDC 2018 that should help usher in better performing headsets and devices for mobile use. The new VR development kit includes a wireless, standalone VR head mounted display and a new SDK. The hardware the VR dev kit leverages is the Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform. "In virtual reality, content is important to an immersive experience, so we’re excited to grant developers access to our new Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform through development kits that will help them create truly immersive experiences," said Hiren Bhinde, director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "We built the new Snapdragon 845 Virtual... Read more...
We haven't even finished out the first quarter of 2018 yet, but the Galaxy S9 family has been launched and the first developer preview of Android P has been released. There are sure to be a slew of Android flagships launched this year, and one of the most highly anticipated models will no doubt be the next-generation Pixel family from Google. Google made some critical improvements with 2017's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and the enthusiast community is expecting even more with the rumored Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in 2018. Given that we're still so early in the game, anything regarding the upcoming Pixel 3 lineup is pure speculation at this point – we haven’t seen anything in the way of channel... Read more...
Now that production is ramping up for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, the next round of flagship Android smartphones are being announced (or leaked) at a quickening pace. Late last month, Xiaomi announced that its next flagship, the Mi Mix 2S, will launch on March 27th. Now an alleged leaked image of the upcoming smartphone shows that it may be one of the first devices to hit the market with an in-display fingerprint sensor. We've seen such technology in development from both Synaptics and Qualcomm, but it's too early to know at this point which solution Xiaomi is adopting for the Mi Mix 2S. Putting the fingerprint reader in the display frees up space on the front of device (although previous... Read more...
Smartphones aimed squarely at a gaming audience are quite rare, with the most prominent example being the Razer Phone, which was released last year with a 5.7-inch 120Hz Sharp-manufactured display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a whopping 8GB of RAM. However, Nubia is looking to potentially one-up the Razer Phone with its own gaming smartphone. The new Nubia smartphone is powered by the new Snapdragon 845 processor, which will be featured in all of this year's hot flagship devices. As expected, it touts 8GB of RAM and comes with a generous 128GB of internal storage (a microSD slot can further your storage if you need it). Other specs include a fingerprint reader, stereo speakers, and... Read more...
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that definitely appears to be the case with ASUS. The company just announced the ZenFone 5, which is a dead ringer for Apple’s iPhone X. Like the iPhone X, the ZenFone 5 features a "notch" in its display that houses the front-facing selfie camera, speaker and various other sensors. ASUS isn't ashamed of the comparison, and actually invites it. "Some people will say it’s copying Apple,” said ASUS Global Marketing Chief Marcel Campos in a statement to The Verge. "But we cannot get away from what users want. You have to follow the trends.” We had a feeling that such design trends would start filtering into the... Read more...
When it comes to today's Android smartphones, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8xx series of processors get the bulk of the attention. Last year, it was the Snapdragon 835, while this year it is the Snapdragon 845. However, what about customers that want a taste of the "premium life" lavished on flagship devices in more affordable phones? That's where Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 700 series comes into play. Qualcomm's current family of SoCs encompass the Snapdragon 200, 400, 600 and 800 series. The Snapdragon 200 carries the torch for the low-end market, while the Snapdragon 400 and 600 tackle the mid-range market, with the Snapdragon 800 of course handling the high-end. Given its numbering scheme, the Snapdragon... Read more...
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona officially kicks off tomorrow (Monday, February 26), but as is often the case with these kinds of events, companies are anxious to reveal what new products and services they have in store. Count Xiaomi among the them. The Chinese smartphone maker is planning to announce a new flagship smartphone, the Mi MIX 2S, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor. According to a Twitter post by Donovan Sung, Xiaomi's global spokesperson, the new phone will launch on March 27, 2018. In addition to the Snapdragon 845 SoC that the Mi MIX 2S is rocking underneath the hood, Sung praised the phone's all glass front side, saying it is the "world's most... Read more...
Sony's upcoming 2018 Android flagships have been leaking for quite some time, but we're now getting our best look yet at the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. We'd give you two guesses as to who leaked these smartphone beauties, but you'll probably only need one guess (it's Evan Blass, of course). As you might expect from a flagship debuting in 2018, both the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are powered by Qualcomm's new 10nm Snapdragon 845 processor. The phones sport an aluminum unibody design, but don’t quite fully embrace the slim top and bottom bezels that are popular with today's flagship smartphones. When it comes to display size, the Xperia XZ2 measures 5.7 inches, while the Xperia XZ2 Compact... Read more...
Qualcomm on Wednesday announced a new virtual reality (VR) reference platform based on its flagship mobile chip, the Snapdragon 845. This is the same system-on-chip that Samsung for its Galaxy S9, which is expected to be announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) later this month, which packs power computing and graphics muscle that Qualcomm hopes to leverage for VR. "We continue to deliver new advancements in technologies for our customers to utilize as they aim to capitalize on the growing standalone and smartphone VR industry," said Hugo Swart, Head of Virtual and Augmented Reality Business Group, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "With the Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform, we’re supporting... Read more...
Though the company has been evangelizing its next generation Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform for a while now, Qualcomm is lifting the veil today on the new SoC's benchmark performance profile. As we showed you back in December, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 is based on a bleeding-edge 10nm LPP FinFET manufacturing process with Samsung, and an entirely new architecture that promises significant gains in power efficiency and performance. Snapdragon 845 is a grounds-up silicon redesign from Qualcomm, targeted at a new breed of flagship smartphones and other premium mobile devices. At the heart of the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform is the new Kyro 385 CPU, which features four high-performance cores operating... Read more...
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