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Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones: all-in with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 28, 2022 9:50 PM CDT

Well... the future of Samsung has been cemented with the next-gen Galaxy S23 family of smartphones to exclusively use Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon 8 Gen2 SoC.

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This normally wouldn't be news, as Samsung uses its in-house Exynos chips alongside Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs in its smartphones, but now the Galaxy S23 is going all-in with Snapdragon. A new multi-year partnership between Samsung and Qualcomm will start in 2023, "expanding the use of Snapdragon platforms for future premiums Samsung Galaxy products globally".

We now have confirmation of the rumors from a few weeks ago, where we heard that Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S23 smartphones wouldn't have a Samsung chip inside, but rather they'd use Qualcomm designs. Now, it has been officially confirmed by both sides.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 phones: no Samsung chip inside, it's all Qualcomm

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 12, 2022 7:12 PM CDT

Samsung currently offers its Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone with different SoCs inside depending on the market, with some markets getting the Exynos 2200-powered Galaxy S22 Ultra, and other markets with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC.

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But for their next-gen Galaxy S23 family of smartphones, rumor has it Samsung will drop the use of its in-house Exynos SoC and move into the warm, loving arms of Qualcomm and its next-gen Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. The news is coming from analyst and insider Ming-Chi Kuo, who outlined it pretty easily:

Samsung has been losing the SoC race for a while now, and while the new AMD RDNA 2-powered GPU inside of the Exynos 2200 SoC was meant to be something great, it was a steaming pile of shit. Apple is doing kick-ass things with its A series of mobile processors, with the next-gen A16 SoC dropping inside of the iPhone 14 later this year made on the newer TSMC N5P process node.

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ASUS ROG Phone 6 Pro gaming smartphone: 165Hz display, up to 18GB RAM

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 6, 2022 7:14 PM CDT

The new ASUS ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone has been teased for a while now, with more and more details over the last few days... but now we have the official announcement. It's not just the new ROG Phone 6 that we've got, but an even higher-end ROG Phone 6 Pro gaming smartphone, too.

ASUS is powering its new flagship gaming smartphones with Qualcomm's very largest Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chip, and what should be a gorgeous 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel (2488 x 1080 resolution) with a super-smooth 165Hz refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection on the front, with a 720Hz touch sample rate.

The company is keeping the hardware inside of both the ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphones nearly identical, apart from RAM and SSD configurations. ASUS kicks things off with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but you can go up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM + 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

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Xiaomi 12S Ultra smartphone: huge 1-inch camera sensor from Sony

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 5, 2022 6:25 PM CDT

Xiaomi has just announced its beast new flagship 12S Ultra smartphone, where it has collaborated with image specialist Leica and taps Sony's impressive new 1-inch IMX989 sensor.

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Inside, the new Xiaomi 12S Ultra smartphone is rocking Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset: cooled by what Xiaomi calls its "3D cooling system". Xiaomi offers a couple of versions of its new 12S Ultra smartphone with 8GB or 12GB of RAM configurations, with 256GB or 512GB of storage. There's a large 6.73-inch AMOLED display with a gaming-smooth 120Hz refresh rate, too.

Xiaomi also includes a large 4860mAh battery inside of the flagship 12S Ultra smartphone, with 67W of fast charging, 50W of wireless charging, and even 10W of reverse wireless charging (if you need to wirelessly charge up your wearable, or a friend's smartphone).

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ASUS ROG Phone 6 now shown in full detail: beautiful gaming smartphone

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 3, 2022 10:19 PM CDT

ASUS has given the world a better look at its next-gen flagship ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone, with a huge image gallery to gawk at. Check it out:

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WinFuture posted the images of the ASUS ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone, with a slick Matrix LED screen on the back that shows off the ASUS logo in the best way possible. ASUS uses a similar feature on its Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop, which ASUS calls the "AniMe Matrix" so expect something similar for the ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone.

The new ASUS ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone should rock a 6.78-inch FHD+ 165Hz OLED Samsung "direct screen", a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor, 18GB of RAM, a 6000mAh dual battery with 65W fast-charging support, a 64-megapixel "triple camera" system, under-screen fingerprint sensor, measure in at 10.39mm thick, and it'll weigh 229g.

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ASUS ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone looks RIDICULOUS with its cooler

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 28, 2022 11:04 PM CDT

ASUS isn't a stranger to totally ridiculous gaming smartphones, but holy hell is the new ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone absolutely ridiculous. I mean... seriously, look at the cooler... a COOLER, on a smartphone:

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In some new leaked photos from Evan "@evleaks" and 91Mobiles, the flagship ASUS ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone and its insane cooling accessory. The new ASUS ROG Phone 6 is going to be a mobile gamine powerhouse, which is why the ridiculous cooling accessory is being offered. The new renders, give us a sneak peak before the July 5 reveal of the ROG Phone 6.

I would love to see just how many people buy, and use the crazy cooling accessory for the ASUS ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone, because it truly is gigantic. Just how hot are the internals in it running that it needs this cooler. ASUS is offering the "AeroActive Cooler 6" as its new snap-on fan for the ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone, which while huge, does look awesome.

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ASUS ROG Phone 6: 1080p 165Hz OLED display, 18GB RAM, 6000mAh battery

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 23, 2022 9:45 PM CDT

ASUS is preparing its totally bonkers new gaming smartphone with the soon-to-be-announced ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone. We've got some of the leaked specs, and man they're pretty crazy.

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Inside, the new ASUS ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone will reportedly rock Qualcomm's fastest Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 processor, a crazy 18GB of RAM, and an FHD+ display with a Samsung-made OLED panel, cranking at a gaming-smooth 165Hz.

In a new leak, Digital Chat Station said that the new ASUS ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone would have a 6.78-inch FHD+ 165Hz OLED Samsung "direct screen", a Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor, 18GB of RAM, a 6000mAh dual battery with 65W fast-charging support, a 64-megapixel "triple camera" system, under-screen fingerprint sensor, measure in at just 10.39mm thick, and it'll weigh 229g.

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Apple allegedly cripples its own web apps on purpose

Jak Connor | Jun 15, 2022 12:03 AM CDT

Apple has been accused of "intentionally crippling" web apps, so users are forced into downloading native search apps such as Safari.

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The accusations come from Telegram founder Pavel Durov, who explained in a post that web apps on iPhone are forced to use WebKit to develop web-based apps, and within this WebKit are a slew of problems that Apple has reportedly ignored for approximately 15 years. Apple guidelines dictate that all apps listed on the App Store are prevented from unrestricted public channels, hence developers turning to web-based applications as a workaround.

The Telegram founder says Apple forces developers to use WebKit for all browsers on iOS, which means users can't simply download Firefox or Chrome to get around the issues. Additionally, since no improvements are being issued for the WebKit so developers can improve the performance/experience of web-based apps, it seems that Apple is attempting to steer users to Safari where it can collect its 30% commission.

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Black Shark 5 Pro smartphone packs 'Anti-Gravity Dual-VC cooling' tech

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 13, 2022 8:51 PM CDT

Black Shark has just unveiled their latest flagship gaming smartphone, the new Black Shark 5 Pro which has some rather incredible specs in your hands.

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The new Black Shark 5 Pro gaming smartphone has the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor, up to 16GB of super-fast LPDDR5 memory, and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It wouldn't be a new flagship gaming smartphone without a high-end, super-fast refresh rate display with the new Black Shark 5 Pro gaming smartphone featuring a 144Hz AMOLED display with 720Hz touch sampling... so your actions are near instantaneous at that point.

Black Shark cools its new gaming smartphone with "anti-gravity Dual VC liquid cooling" so that you can have "speed beyond gravity". There's also a magnetic pop-up trigger, 108-megapixel triple-camera system, and a dual-zone pressure-sensitive 144Hz OLED flexible display. The 120W Hyper Charge is capable of fully charging the Black Shark 5 Pro gaming smartphone in just 15 minutes.

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Apple gives iPhone users the green light to use Nintendo controllers

Jak Connor | Jun 9, 2022 7:17 AM CDT

Developers that are currently exploring Apple's coming iOS 16 update have posted screenshots online revealing Nintendo controller support across the OS.

The news reported by TechSpot points out that Apple has already given support for Xbox and PlayStation controllers, and according to developers digging through the iOS 16 developer preview OS and providing screenshots of the backend, Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers can now be connected.

Notably, developers have stated that both Joy-Con controllers can be connected at once, and "you can dynamically switch between using both joy-cons as a single controller or 2 separate controllers" by simply holding the screenshot and home button at the same time. This feature is particularly helpful for mobile gamers that are wanting to play a two-player local match on a single Apple device.

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