Items tagged with Snapdragon

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is this week, and Lenovo is starting things off by announcing the successor to its original Yoga tablet, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. The device sports a 1920x1080 display, 1.6GHz Snapdragon processor, and runs Android 4.3 (with an OTA 4.4 update coming). Other specifications include 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of onboard storage, and 8MP rear- and 1.6MP front-facing cameras. There’s also 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, a G-sensor, and Dolby Advanced Audio. Of course, the primary feature is the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+’s multimode capabilities, easily shifting between Hold, Tilt, and Stand modes to facilitate more convenient use for whatever you happen to be doing at the time. Lenovo... Read more...
It would appear that Samsung aspires to having mobile devices in every conceivable screen size, and not content with traditional size limitations of tablets, the company announced a pair of 12.2-inch tablets called the Galaxy NotePRO and Galaxy TabPRO. The Galaxy TabPro also comes in 10.1 and 8.4-inch configurations. The 12.2-inch devices offer a 16:10 widescreen orientation and an impressive resolution of 2560x1600, which makes them essentially perfect for watching movies on the go. They also feature the personalized Magazine UX that offers a dashboard with a newsfeed and easy access to your most frequently-accessed apps. Samsung Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch) Samsung loaded the tablets up with... Read more...
The LG G Flex is no longer a unicorn for U.S. customers. After announcing in October that the curved, flexible-display smartphone was coming to Korea, AT&T told us that the device would be available on its network sometime in Q1 2014. The LG Flex offers a 6-inch curved display (1280x720), 4G LTE connectivity, and excellent specs under the hood. The Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) device runs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.26GHz) processor, 2GB of RAM, 32Gb of onboard storage, and 2.1MP front- and 13MP rear-facing cameras. Pricing information is not available at this time. Reportedly, the LG Flex is coming to Sprint and T-Mobile, as well.... Read more...
Like a lot of companies, Lenovo is about to get busy at CES--really busy. First up is Lenovo’s new spate of smartphones, headlined by the Lenovo Vibe Z, which is the company’s first LTE handset. There’s also the 6-inch S930, 4.7-inch S650, and 5-inch A859. The Vibe Z ($549) is a thin phone (7.9mm) with Android 4.3 that rocks a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (2.2GHz) and a 5.5-inch 1920x1080 IPS display. The smartphone also features 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear camera with an f1.8 aperture lens, and a 5MP front-facing camera with an 84-degree lens. And as we mentioned above, it’s capable of LTE and promises 50Mbps up and 150Mbps down; 802.11ac... Read more...
Geeksphone has been working with Mozilla on Firefox OS handsets since the operating system’s developer preview was in the works, and the company’s Peak and Keon smartphones offer solid specs and features for lower-end devices. Both run on Qualcomm Snapdragon chips, have large-enough displays, and have reasonable cameras and storage. Also, the phones are orange and white, evoking Firefox, and that’s just plain cool. But Geeksphone has another smartphone in the works called Revolution. The name is perhaps a bit of an overstatement, and the picture of a pregnant woman as the Revolution microsite’s only photo is definitely an overwrought image (is that supposed to be a Messiah... Read more...
Motorola’s lower-cost but impressively well-endowed alternative to the Moto X wasn’t expected to hit the market until January, which we thought was odd considering the company would miss out on a lot of holiday season sales. In a surprising turnabout, Motorola announced that the phone will actually start shipping on December 2nd, and you can preorder the GSM version of the handset now. The device ships with Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), but a guaranteed upgrade to 4.4 (KitKat) is coming soon. The Moto G boasts a 4.5-inch (1280x720) display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (1.2GHz) processor, and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage (with 50GB of Google Drive storage free for two years).... Read more...
This January--curiously, after the holiday season is over--Motorola will debut the Moto G, a lower-cost alternative to the Moto X, in the U.S.. By “lower cost”, you may be thinking “several hundred dollars”, but you’d be way off; the smartphone will cost just $179 unlocked. Bucking the trend of high-priced smartphones that cost as much as a laptop, the Moto G delivers some impressive specs considering the price tag and will be a hot item for those wanting to upgrade their phones without extending their service contracts. The Moto G rocks a 4.5-inch (1280x720) display with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (1.2GHz) and 8GB of onboard storage with 2 years of 50GB... Read more...
Rumors around the what and when of Google’s upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone have been plentiful, and ahead of the supposed release date on Halloween, a benchmark score for the handset has slipped out from Rightware, and it’s downright impressive. According to Rightware’s Power Board, the Nexus 5 delivered the second-highest Benchmark X gaming score among smartphones, behind only the iPhone 5S, making it the most powerful Android-based handset in the land. The LG-made phone shares a GPU (the Adreno 330) with the third-place Sharp Aquos SHL23 but bested the latter handset with a score of 14.27 to 13.10. Google Nexus 5 Both blew away the Samsung Galaxy S IV (GT-I9505) and Motorola... Read more...
That rumored Nokia tablet is now a Real Thing, as the company announced its Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet along with a slew of other products, including two new Lumia phones and three Asha handsets. The Lumia 2520 tablet looks quite a bit like Microsoft’s Surface tablets, right down to the kickstand and Type-style keyboard. (It’s almost as if the two companies are in cahoots.) The 10.1-inch device features a 1080p HD display with Gorilla Glass 2 and a less reflective finish than some other tablets, and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.2GHz) chip is under the hood. Nokia Lumia 2520 There’s also 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a microSD slot, connectivity to SkyDrive, 6.7MP... Read more...
LG announced the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, which seems like a solid-enough device on its own, but the company is marketing it as a companion device to smartphones, and in particular LG G-series smartphones such as the LG G2 (which we reviewed here). The killer companion features include QPair for quick and easy syncing across devices, which offers the ability to view calls, texts, and recently opened apps. The G Pad 8.3 also offers nice multitasking capabilities such as QSlide Function 2.0, which lets you keep up to two apps “floating” over the main screen, and the ability to toggle between up to three open applications with Slide Aside. The Android (4.2.2 Jelly Bean) tablet runs on a... Read more...
The LG G2 is the follow-up to the Optimus G Pro -- which was an excellent phone in its own right. The G2 is part brawn and part brain, and it's actually a nice balance of the two. Qualcomm's 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 is the star of the show, offering more raw horsepower than most other Android phones on the market right now. On paper, it's clear that LG cut virtually no corners in getting the absolute best components within the G2. But they didn't stop there. LG also thought outside of the proverbial box a bit, rethinking where the commonplace volume rocker and power button should be located, considering the ergonomics in a different way than any other phone maker... LG G2 Smartphone Review:... Read more...
In the ever-intensifying smartphone war, clear lines are being drawn. The only two mobile phone manufacturers making any notable profits at present are Apple (with iOS) and Samsung (with Android). Despite the fact that Android as a whole is dominating from a global market share perspective, players such as LG, HTC, Pantech, and Sony are scrapping for market share. The point? Competing with the heralded Galaxy line of phones and phablets is difficult. Crosstown rival LG has historically had something of a quiet battle going with Samsung, and recent moves by the company's mobile division demonstrate that it's not content with playing second fiddle. The LG G2 is the follow-up to the Optimus G Pro... Read more...
There’s another Windows Phone update coming down the pike in the next few months, and among several new features, Microsoft’s Darren Laybourn noted in a blog post that the update is designed in part to make use of larger screens such as those found on phablets. “So the new update paves the way for future Windows Phone devices with 5- and 6-inch touch screens,” he wrote. “The larger, 1080p HD displays on these devices will make Windows Phone even more personal—for example by sporting jumbo-sized Start screens with room for six Live Tiles across instead of four.” This is none too surprising, as rumors of Nokia phablets have been kicking around for a few... Read more...
Nokia is hosting a launch event in Abu Dhabi on October 22nd, and the company is expected to announce a lineup of six new devices, including an accessory that’s “pretty special”, according The Verge’s sources. Among the expected new devices is the purported Nokia Lumia 1520 (Bandit), a six-inch device that will boast a 1080p HD screen, quad-core Snapdragon processor, rear 20MP camera, Qi wireless charging, and a polycarbonate body. Credit: The Verge We should also see Nokia’s “Sirius” Windows RT tablet, a 10-inch device rumored to rock a quad-core Qualcomm 8974 chip with a 1080p HD display, rear 6.7MP Carl Zeiss camera, 2MP front-facing camera, micro... Read more...
Smartphones are getting ridiculous, in a good way. Some of the latest crop offer specs and features that make whatever most of us currently have on hand look like second-rate toys. To wit, Acer announced a phone called the Liquid S2 that promises to capture 4K video. The handset boasts a 6-inch full HD IPS display with a curved glass surface and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.2GHz) processor, 13MP rear camera with autofocus and an LED ring flash that shoots 4K video, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard memory, and a 2MP front-facing camera. The rear camera has an 88-degree viewing angle and has BSI sensors for more clarity with low-light photography. It can shoot in 4K as we mentioned, but also... Read more...
AT&T will be selling the Nokia Lumia 925, the successor to the popular Nokia Lumia 920, starting on September 13th for $99.99 with a 2-year contract. The 925 joins the Nokia Lumia 1020, 920, 820, and 520 in AT&T’s lineup, and the black version of the handset will be an AT&T exclusive. The 925 Windows Phone device has a polycarbonate plastic-and-aluminum body and features a 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA (with curved Gorilla Glass 2), a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 16GB of onboard storage, and an 8.7MP PureView camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, dual LED flash, and optical image stabilization that shoots in 1080p HD. The 2000 mAh battery purports to offer 10.3 hours of talk... Read more...
Hardly a day has gone by since we posted our review of the LG Optimus G Pro, but already LG and Qualcomm have announced an LG Optimus phone with a better, faster, more powerful processor. The companies jointly announced that the upcoming LG Optimus will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, as opposed to the LG Optimus G Pro’s Snapdragon 600. LG claims that the quad-core Snapdragon 800 will offer a 75% boost in performance over the Snapdragon S4 Pro, and despite its power, the chip supposedly has excellent battery efficiency. The Snapdragon 800 is built with four Krait 400 CPUs with an enhanced aSMP architecture and the new Adreno 330 GPU. LG Optimus G Pro with Snapdragon 600 One of the... Read more...
It appears that Microsoft is about to refresh its Surface RT hardware; according to Bloomberg, Microsoft has been testing versions of the Surface RT with Qualcomm Snapdragon chips inside instead of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoCs it’s been using thus far. This jibes with an earlier report that Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors would power Windows RT 8.1 tablets. The report says that in fact Microsoft will be rolling out new Surface RT tablets with Qualcomm SoCs inside while still offering some versions with the current Tegra 3. Ostensibly, the change will primarily serve to enable mobile broadband; 4G LTE in mobile chips is an area in which Qualcomm shines. Surface RT tablet Although the Surface... Read more...
While the HTC One was built to compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5, and now that the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and a smaller, cheaper iPhone are in the works, HTC is set to release a mini version of its own. According to Bloomberg’s two sources “familiar with the matter”, the HTC One Mini (or whatever it will be called) will have a 4.3-inch display, which is a shade smaller that the HTC One’s 4.7-inch screen, and it will have a lower resolution, too. HTC One Further, the mini version will likely have a lower-spec’d Qualcomm SoC than the HTC One’s quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600. The sources indicated that the smaller HTC One will be on... Read more...
Windows RT is an OS that we haven't heard a lot about lately. Windows 8.1, on the other hand, has been all over the news. So, how's Microsoft to get RT back into the fold? Partner with Qualcomm, one of the world's most notable producers of high-end mobile chips. This week at Computex, Qualcomm announced plans to work with Microsoft in order to offer Snapdragon 800 processors for Windows RT 8.1. If you aren't familiar, the Snapdragon 800 processor range features an integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE modem and CPU speeds of up to 2.2 GHz per core.Other capabilities include USB 3.0 and support for Windows RT 8.1 features and services. Qualcomm Technologies and Microsoft will continue to work together... Read more...
Japan’s NEC has created a smartphone that actually uses liquid cooling, which is a development that is either awesome or stupid, and we’re not decided as to which it is yet. In any case, the NEC Medias X N-06E smartphone indeed has a water-filled heatpipe that pulls heat away from the device’s processor, apparently dispelling the heat through the phone’s polycarbonate exterior; there’s also a graphene sheet on the motherboard, providing a nice additional heat buffer. The NEC Medias X 06E also features a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro (1.7GHz) chip, 13.1 MP camera, and a 4.7-inch 720p OLED display. With those specs, it’s hard to say if liquid cooling is really... Read more...
After some delays in manufacturing, the highly anticipated HTC One smartphone is officially here.  Although this high-end smartphone has not received the same amount of buzz as Samsung’s much-hyped Galaxy S 4, the One has many compelling features that will give Samsung some serious competition among savvy consumers. The HTC One features a full-metal, zero-gap unibody design along with a number of software features that set the phone apart, including a new home screen with HTC BlinkFeed, and HTC BoomSound which combines front-facing stereo speakers with dedicated amplifiers and Beats Audio integration. As the flagship smartphone in HTC’s line-up, the One features a 1.7GHz quad-core... Read more...
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