Samsung Galaxy S8 : Exynos 8895 vs Snapdragon 835

Yesterday, Samsung took the wraps off its new Exynos processor 8895 which has long been rumoured to be used in the International Galaxy S8 variants. The chipset is already under mass production since the Galaxy S8 might be unveiled on April 21st. The variant to be released in the USA will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, thnks to Qualcomm’s firm grasp on CDMA-related patents which make it rather compulsory for companies to release modified versions of their devices compatible with local bands, only solidifying Qualcomm’s monopoly in the USA.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8 : Exynos 8895 vs Snapdragon 835”

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Samsung Galaxy S8 spec leak : A smaller flagship done right

Yesterday, Evan Blass took to twitter leaking some specs for the Samsung Galaxy S8+, the 6.2 inch behemoth with physical dimensions identical to last year’s Samsung flagships. If you liked the Galaxy S8+ specs, you will definitely love the specs for the smaller, Galaxy S8. This is a smaller flagship done right. The specs are almost identical and yes, the Galaxy S8 has dual cameras as well.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8 spec leak : A smaller flagship done right”

Samsung Galaxy S8+ specs leaked from the packaging, 6.2 inch QuadHD+ display

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are both more than a month away from an official launch but when has that ever stopped a smartphone’s specs to leak out. Not that this is the first time for these devices either but this time around the leak comes from the packaging for the devices so consider this almost official.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8+ specs leaked from the packaging, 6.2 inch QuadHD+ display”

Huawei Honor V9 with a massive 4000mAh battery is official

Huawei has been releasing quite a few interesting smartphones lately which have received mostly a positive response from users and critics alike. Continuing the trend, Huawei’s subsidiary brand, Honor, took the wraps off a new beast of a smartphone, the Honor V9 today. The V series from Honor fits somewhere between the mid range and the premium P series of Huawei smartphones.  Continue reading “Huawei Honor V9 with a massive 4000mAh battery is official”

Xiaomi Mi 5C features an in-house SoC with 3GB RAM

Xiaomi Mi 5c has a new image leak which clearly shows the front and the back design of the phone. Based on these leaks, the phone will resemble the Xiaomi Mi 5 in terms of the design, at least from the front, though unlike the Xiaomi Mi 5, it will ship with metal on the back, instead of glass.

But don’t expect the Mi 5C to feature specs similar to those of the Mi 5s. The Mi 5c will be a lower-end alternative, and today an alleged spec sheet for it has been leaked in China. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi 5C features an in-house SoC with 3GB RAM”

Upcoming Nokia flagship specs leaked

Fans have been dreaming of an Android flagship branded under a Nokia logo and recent developments all suggest that it is more than likely to happen in the first few months of 2017.  In fact, the first phones the Finnish company is expected to unveil after the Microsoft fiasco are most likely going to be showcased at Mobile World Congress 2017, in late February.

There certainly will be more than just one smartphone that Nokia will announce at the MWC and one of them at least will be a high end flagship according to new rumours arising out of China.  Continue reading “Upcoming Nokia flagship specs leaked”

OnePlus 3T is official at $439 (USD), $599 (CAD), €439 and £399

The OnePlus 3 is, without doubt, one of 2016’s very best smartphones because it offers true flagship performance at half the price of most rivals. But just five months after release OnePlus has controversially announced an upgraded version called the ‘OnePlus 3T’.

For this mid-cycle refresh, OnePlus has focused on bumping the specs and adding a few extra hardware features to the OnePlus 3T. The core of the experience in terms of external hardware, display and main camera components remain unchanged. But internally we have some new additions with a better processor, new front camera, 128GB storage option and a larger battery. Continue reading “OnePlus 3T is official at $439 (USD), $599 (CAD), €439 and £399”

Google’s Project Ara photos and specs

If you weren’t aware of Google’s Project Ara, it was a smartphone project that hoped to bring modular to the masses. But after years of development and delays, Google abandoned the project, but that has left a lot of longtime fans of the project (myself included, obviously) wondering about what the device could have been.

Google has shown off the Project Ara phone officially before, but concrete specs had never really been detailed. Today it seems that the unfinished phone’s specifications have been discovered by the team over at Phandroid who were also able to take quite a few pictures for what are likely the best look yet that most people have gotten at Google’s fabled modular handset. Continue reading “Google’s Project Ara photos and specs”

Huawei Mate 9 comes with a Porsche Design version

Huawei is a name that a lot of users in US will know as either “that Chinese brand” or the maker of the Nexus 6P. But Huawei is a much bigger deal in Europe than many will realize, and as such, it should come as no surprise that they held an event in Munich today to announce the new Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro. It’s the company’s sleekest, most powerful phone to date, and the first to run the brand new Kirin 960 processor, which features a boatload of powerful cores and ARM’s new Mali-G71 GPU, alongside Huawei’s own i6 co-processor. Continue reading “Huawei Mate 9 comes with a Porsche Design version”

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