Back in 2013, OnePlus jumped into the smartphone scene with a bang, introducing their OnePlus One smartphone, which quickly distinguished itself by offering flagship class smartphone features at a pricepoint of just $299. Thanks to massive community support, OnePlus was able to quickly build a name for itself as the enthusiast class smartphone with the best value possible.
Fast forward to June 2017 and OnePlus has continued this tradition of delivering flagship class smartphones at very reasonable prices. The OnePlus 5 featured all the latest and greatest hardware including a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, [...]
It’s been a year since Google’s “Made by Google” event and it appears that Google is still very serious about their entry into the hardware market. At their latest “Made by Google” event, Google recently released the highly anticipated Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, the successor to the highly successful Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones launched last year.
The new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are fairly similar in design to the originals however, have significantly updated specifications and some unique software enhancements which differentiate them from the [...]
Qualcomm’s latest midrange SoCs are finally here! The Snapdragon 660 and 630 SoCs are slated to replace the highly successful Snapdragon 653 and the Snapdragon 625 SoCs.
The Qualcomm 660 switches from the big.LITTLE architecture to a unified octa-core architecture. The new processor replaces the ARM Cortex A72 and A53 CPUs in favor of eight Kryo 260 CPUs. The GPU has also been updated to the Adreno 512. Qualcomm states that users would see a 20% improvement in compute performance and 30% improvement in graphics over its predecessor.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 leverages eight ARM Cortex A53 Cores similar to the Snapdragon 625. Maximum configurable [...]
For those waiting patiently for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, specifications of the upcoming tablet may have inadvertently been leaked through a test result uploaded to the GFXBench database.
According to the benchmark result, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3’s model number will be SM-T820 or SM-T825. The particular device that was benchmarked will feature a 9.6″ 2048×1536 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, Adreno 530 graphics, 4GB RAM, and 32GB onboard storage. It’ll also feature a 12MP rear camera along with a 4.7MP front facing camera, and will be running Android 7.0 Nougat “Samsung Edition” out of the box.
Samsung has previously [...]
Alongside Ryzen, the Vega GPU is considered by many as AMD’s spearhead product for 2017. As it’s is slowly being finalized for mass production, we had the pleasure of meeting up with Scott Wasson and discuss the details of what Vega can bring to the table.
Scott started off the meeting by pointing out a major problem floating in the graphics industry today: graphics memory could no longer keep up with the demand of the processing power. In addition, conventional GPU architectures can’t adequately scale to handle big data. The media creation industry is using petabytes of working data, and the deep learning sector is extending into the [...]
When Qualcomm announced the upcoming Snapdragon 835 SoC back in November, few details about the upcoming mobile processor were shared at the time. Aside from its expected launch date in the 1H2017 and the joint announcement with Samsung that it’ll be built on Samsung’s new 10nm FinFET process, we knew very little else about the chip.
However, some recently leaked slides by tech rumors site Videocardz sheds some light on the Snapdragon 835 ahead of its major announcement at CES 2017.
According to the slides, the Snapdragon 835 will be built on the 10nm manufacturing node which will allow the Snapdragon 835 to be significantly smaller and more [...]
As expected, Google launched a whole host of new hardware today at their Made by Google event in San Francisco, California.
Google Pixel and Pixel XL
We’ve seen seeing quite a few leaks for the past couple days on Google’s new smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL. These phones will be replacing Google’s Nexus lineup of smartphones and will be Google’s first smartphone that will be fully Google branded although previous rumors have pegged HTC as the actual manufacturer. Whether HTC is just providing Google with manufacturing only or if they have anything to do with the design we’re not sure, but HTC was [...]
The Sony Xperia X Compact is now officially available for purchase. The Sony Xperia X Compact, which is a more compact version of the Sony Xperia X will feature a Gorilla Glass 4 coated 4.6″ 720p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 CPU/Adreno 510 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage expandable via microSD, a 2700mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility, and support for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.
The biggest feature of the Xperia X Compact however, is the camera which is a 23MP camera featuring Sony’s Exmor RS sensor paired with a 24mm wide angle Sony G Lens. The camera also features Sony’s Predictive Hybrid AutoFocus along with a laser [...]
One of the major announcements from ASUS is its beefed up Zenfone 3 smartphones. ASUS’s Zenfone series first rose to fame by pressing high-end performance down to a budget price point. The third iteration of the Zenfone continues to build upon that tradition while further expanding on features and quality.
ASUS has divided the Zenfone 3 into three easy to remember tiers. The Zenfone 3 aims to deliver high-end performance at a budget price, the Zenfone 3 Ultra has the largest screen, and the Zenfone 3 Deluxe is the top dog decked out with the best hardware.Manufacturer ASUS Model Zenfone 3 Zenfone 3 Ultra Zenfone 3 Deluxe Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon [...]
OnePlus, the Chinese mobile phone company trying to revolutionize cheap yet powerful smartphones has just revealed their latest flagship smartphone. Aptly named the 2016 flagship killer, the OnePlus 2 is looking to carry on the legacy set by its predecessor and continue the company’s tradition of bringing flagship hardware to an affordable price-point.
The design of the OnePlus 2 largely coincides with the leaked pictures released earlier this week. The OnePlus 2 will indeed come with a metallic bezel and a flat back. The camera has been moved closer to the center of the phone for easy shooting in landscape mode, and the stock back cover will still feature the [...]