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Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Fold features more than an outlandish design. It is also outfitted with some serious horsepower. The Galaxy Fold is packing Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 SoC, 12GB of RAM, and a whopping half-terabyte of internal storage. This is the same SoC found in all of the new Galaxy S10 variants, but only the Galaxy S10+ can match its 12GB of RAM in its highest-end configuration. Obviously, we are interested in seeing how these specs translate into performance. Fortunately for us, benchmarks for a "Samsung SM-F900F" have found their way into GeekBench's database. The SM-F900F model number corresponds to the international variant of the Galaxy Fold. The listing indicates 11388MB... Read more...
How soon will consumers be able to purchase 100+ megapixel cameras? According to Qualcomm, 64MP and 100+MP cameras could be available as soon as the end of 2019. Qualcomm chips reportedly already support 192-megapixel sensors and the company is merely waiting for smartphone developers to catch up. Qualcomm Senior Director of Product Management Judd Heape noted that “multiple brands” are working on 100+MP camera sensors. The companies are in a race to see who can release a device with the highest pixel count. Heape believes that 100+ MP flagship devices could be released by the end of 2019 or beginning of 2020 Why has this information suddenly come to light? Heape argued that Qualcomm... Read more...
It’s getting close to the time when OnePlus announces its first Android flagship for 2019. The company’s follow-up to the OnePlus 6T is likely to be called the OnePlus 7, and we’ve already captured some pretty detailed speculative renders of the device. Now we’re getting an idea of what kind of specs the smartphone will pack when it launches. The latest leak comes from Giztop, which indicates that the smartphone will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, which is pretty much a given at this point. However, the first interesting bit of information is that the chip can be paired with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM; each is paired with 128GB or 256GB of internal storage... Read more...
We love smartphones here at HotHardware; especially when it comes devices that typically don’t try to break your spirits (or wallets) with quadruple-digit prices. Today, we’re allegedly getting an early glimpse at what OnePlus is working on for its next-generation flagship. Keep in mind, this isn’t the company’s upcoming 5G smartphone, but a 4G LTE replacement for the OnePlus 6T. This alleged OnePlus 7 – which is seen here in renders supplied by @OnLeaks -- carries on the company’s typically handsome design aesthetic, except that it ditches the bothersome notches that started with the OnePlus 6, and was somewhat rectified with the teardrop notch on... Read more...
Without a doubt, Samsung's new Galaxy S10 family is impressive on many levels. While Samsung's top flagship smartphone is the Galaxy S10 5G, that device won't be shipping until later in the first half of 2019. Until then, the Galaxy S10+ will reign supreme as the top end device that Samsung has to offer; and from our early look at this device, it appears to be a pocket-sized supercomputer. The top-end Galaxy S10+ comes packing a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and Quad HD+ resolution. It features a total of three rear cameras, two selfie cameras, a large 4100 mAh battery (which can be wirelessly charged, or in turn, it can wirelessly charge other devices with... Read more...
After months of leaks (which picked up in pace over the past few weeks), Samsung has officially unveiled its Galaxy S10 family of flagship phones. To put it simply, these are all impressive devices that are worthy successors to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. **Update: 2/22/19: Be sure to check out a handful of early benchmarks that we have up here from some initial testing we've done on our Samsung Galaxy S10+, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855. We can’t talk about the Galaxy S10 family without first mentioning their displays. Samsung was one of the few that didn’t embrace the traditional center-mounted display notch fad in 2018. However, Samsung’s answer... Read more...
With the official Galaxy S10 launch just two weeks ago, the leaks have picked up in pace. Over the past week, we've seen some very clear official renders of Samsung’s entire Galaxy S10 family: the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. Now, we're getting a real-life look at the entry-level Galaxy S10e. Samsung Galaxy S10e on the right The images show the smartphone with a flat Infinity-O display, unlike the curved panel that we've seen with the larger Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. We can also see relatively thick bezels all around the Super AMOLED display. The bezels remind us more of the iPhone XR, which itself has thicker bezels than its pricier iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max siblings.... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S10 launch is a little less than three weeks away, and the leaks have been coming in at a furious pace. Last week, we were presented with various leaked official images of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, and now we're getting some confirmation of some of the features destined for the smartphone family. The folks over at XDA-Developers have discovered via FCC filings that the new Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ will have support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). Wi-Fi 6 is the successor to 802.11ac (now officially called Wi-Fi 5) and should provide transfer rates of around 1.1Gbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 4.8Gbps on the 5GHz band -- theoretically of... Read more...
Is it too early to start looking ahead to the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL? Considering that Google only launched its Pixel 3 series a few months ago, it does seem a bit premature to look ahead to the next generation already, but so it goes in the smartphone world. As such, a new benchmark entry at Geekbench is raising some eyebrows, and could potentially be an early look at Google's next-gen Pixel phone. Geekbench lists the phone as "Google Coral," which is obviously a codename (or a spoof—it's not that difficult to fake a listing on Geekbench). Assuming the specs are accurate, the mystery device wields a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor clocked at 1.78GHz and 6GB of RAM. On the software side,... Read more...
In a report yesterday, we told you that LG is looking to say goodbye to touch as it embraces gesture controls in its upcoming smartphones. Today, LG is giving even more insight into what it will be showing off at MWC 2019, which is being held in Barcelona, Spain next month. LG says that its newest flagship will sport Qualcomm's brand new 7nm Snapdragon 855 SoC, which will be all the rage for devices launching this year. In addition, the smartphone will feature 5G connectivity, likely made possible by Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 5G modem. If that wasn't enough, LG also said that it will fit the new flagship with a massive 4,000 mAh battery. For reference, the current LG V40 ThinQ with... Read more...
Forgot about bezels, notches, so-called 'punch holes', and anything else smartphone makers might come up with to accommodate a front camera while maintaining maximum screen real estate. Vivo took things in a different direction. The Chinese technology company formally introduced its Apex 2019 handset, and it boasts an impressive 98 percent screen-to-body ratio. The descriptor that is going around is "seamless," as in the Apex 2019 is a seamless fusion of glass and metal without any openings. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor, and if you run your fingers around the edges, you will not find any ports, not even a USB charging port—it charges wirelessly via a magnetic connector called... Read more...
When it comes to Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 family of smartphones, we've hit the jackpot today. In two separate leaks, we're getting looks at both the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ from multiple angles. The first leak comes courtesy of the German blog AllAboutSamsung, which has posted the best images yet of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. From the front we can see minimal bezels all around along with a punch hole cutout for the front-facing cameras on the Galaxy S10; the Galaxy S10+ uses a double punch hole cutout since it has two selfie cameras.  Moving around to the back of the phones, you can see a horizontal pod that houses three cameras and an LED lash.... Read more...
In the coming weeks and months, smartphones wielding Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 855 processor will start to hit store shelves, and we'll start to get a better idea of the chip's performance. In the meantime, a new benchmark entry on Geekbench purportedly showing scores for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10+ give us a glimpse of what to expect. Samsung has not yet formally introduced the Galaxy S10+, though is expected to during its Unpacked event on February 20. According to various leaks and rumors, it will be one of at least three Galaxy S10 phones. On Geekbench, the Galaxy S10+ is listed with the model number SM-G975U. While it doesn't specifically say "Galaxy S10+," the same model number... Read more...
We have been talking about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 for about a full year now, and at long last, a launch is only about a month away—Samsung is expected to debut the handset during its Unpacked event on February 20. As we get closer to that date, we thought it would be a good idea to recap the various leaks and rumors to this point. So, let's get started. Assuming the leaks and rumors have been accurate, there will be at least three versions of the Galaxy S10. They will include the 5.8-inch Galaxy S10 Lite (or Galaxy S10 E), 6.1-inch Galaxy S10, and 6.4-inch Galaxy S10+, each available in black, white, blue, and green. The Galaxy S10 Lite will also offer a yellow color option. The... Read more...
If you thought that a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 10GB of RAM was the bee’s knees, then you'll definitely be bowled over by Lenovo's latest release. Just a few weeks ago, we were championing the release of the world's first flagship phones with 10GB of RAM onboard, and now Lenovo has announced the Z5 Pro GT which is the world's first smartphone to come with 12GB of RAM. It seems as though not long ago, 4GB was the "gold standard" and many OEMs simply skipped over 6GB and went straight for 8GB. Now with 10GB and 12GB smartphones upon us, it's up to developers to start taking advantage of that extra memory.  But that's not all; the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is... Read more...
For a short period of time, it appeared as though OnePlus had scored a big victory in the smartphone wars, having apparently negotiated a deal to be the first phone maker to implement Qualcomm's new flagship Snapdragon 855 processor into an upcoming handset. OnePlus was to be the first to feature the new chip, the company's CEO Pete Lau announced on stage at Qualcomm's event in Hawaii. Unfortunately for OnePlus, something got lost in translation. The original slides that OnePlus put together for Qualcomm's Tech Summit said the handset OnePlus planned to release in 2019 would be "among the first" to use the Snapdragon 855 processor. However, the person who translated the company's slides is not... Read more...
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit is currently underway in Maui, Hawaii, and we are lucky enough to be in attendance. During this yesterday’s opening keynote address, Qualcomm officially announced its upcoming Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and today the company provided much more technical detail on the platform. In addition to showcasing its own technologies, however, Qualcomm also brought out an array of partners to talk about the impending 5G wireless roll-out. Over the last couple of days, representatives from AT&T, Verizon, BT Group, One Plus, and Samsung all took to the stage and discussed their future devices and the complexity of the upcoming 5G ecosystems, covering everything... Read more...
Yesterday in Maui, Qualcomm provided a few brief details on its upcoming Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform SoC. The Snapdragon 855 will be powering the majority of 2019's Android flagship phones and will pair with Qualcomm's first-generation Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and the company's all-new 3D Sonic Sensor under-the-display fingerprint reader.  Today, Qualcomm is spilling nearly all the beans with respect to its new high-end SoC, and it's quite impressive. As previously rumored, the Snapdragon 855's Kryo 485 processor retains the octa-core hierarchy, but its makeup has changed. This time around, there is a single high-performance "prime" core that can be clocked up to... Read more...
The time has come for a new generation of Snapdragon SoCs for mobile devices, and Qualcomm used its Snapdragon Technology Summit to announce its latest flagship chip. Meet the Snapdragon 855, which is the latest mobile SoC to be built on 7nm process tech (following the Huawei Kirin 980 and the Apple A12/A12X), and promises unmatched performance and efficiency for the scores of flagship Android phones and other devices that will launch in 2019. Qualcomm isn't providing a lot of intricate details on the Snapdragon 855 today -- those specifics will come at a later date -- but the company has given us a few crumbs to munch on. For starters, artificial intelligence (AI) will play... Read more...
Performance figures for the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 SoC for flagship Android smartphones have been dripping from a leaky faucet in recent weeks. We've seen AnTuTu figures -- which even manage to outpace the might Apple A12 Bionic -- along with impressive AI scores thanks to the dedicated neural processing unit (NPU). Today, we're getting a look at raw CPU performance thanks to Snapdragon 8150 benchmarks that have been posted to Geekbench. WCCFTech was the first to discover the figures, which shows the Snapdragon 8150 pulling down a single-core score of 3505 and a multi-core score of 10608. Those figures lay waste to just about any other mobile... Read more...
While Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 may be the "new hotness" for 2018 smartphones, many are already turning their attention to the next chip in the pipeline. Up until this point, it's been rumored that the next entry into the flagship SoC line would be the Snapdragon 855. However, we're now learning this might not be the case after all and that Qualcomm is adopting a new naming scheme. While the chip still carries the codename "Hana", WinFuture is reporting that it will actually be called Snapdragon 8150 when it first hits smartphones in early 2019. So why the name change? Well, it's surmised that Qualcomm is switching things up to avoid confusion with Snapdragon SoCs designed for Always... Read more...
A company called Turing (not to be confused with the rumored name of NVIDIA's next-generation consumer GPU) is taking the concept of a dual-screen smartphone the next level. Turing introduced the HubblePhone, a futuristic device that it is aiming to release in a couple of years. To Turing's credit, the HubblePhone concept certainly looks unique. The HubblePhone is a modern take on an old concept, that being the flip phone from years past. It does not look dated, however, but sort of snazzy if you are into that sort of thing. The phone comes with a bunch of lofty promises too, with Turing saying the HubblePhone will usher in a new era of mobile computation to leverage the rise of artificial intelligence.... Read more...
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