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Samsung Galaxy S22 series: Qualcomm Snapdragon 898, Feb 2022 release

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Nov 8 2021 7:07 PM CST

Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S22 series family of smartphones could use Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 898 chipset exclusively, and not use its own in-house Exynos SoC at all according to new rumors.

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The rumors from our friends at Lets Go Digital add that Samsung could be "completely abandoning the Exynos 2200 for the Galaxy S22 series. For many this will be a disappointment". The new Samsung Exynos 2200 has been talked about for a while now, as it involves a custom GPU based on AMD's own RDNA 2 GPU architecture, which was meant to be something quite special.

Maybe we'll see Samsung save its super-fast in-house Exynos 2200 SoC for a new smartphone the company hasn't announced yet, a new premium smartphone outside of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Z Fold, Z Flip families of handsets. The Galaxy Note seems to be retired, but maybe a powerhouse new smartphone might be announced exclusively using Samsung's in-house Exynos 2200 SoC while the mainstream Galaxy S22 series is powered by Qualcomm's mighty Snapdragon 898 SoC.

Continue reading: Samsung Galaxy S22 series: Qualcomm Snapdragon 898, Feb 2022 release (full post)

Google Pixel 6 Pro: new Tensor SoC, 120Hz display, starts at $899

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Oct 19 2021 6:58 PM CDT

Google has made its new flagship Pixel 6 Pro smartphone official, with the most premium Android phone from the company packing some serious hardware chops.

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First off, we have a huge 6.7-inch 3440 x 1440 LTPO AMOLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate, with battery life expanded with the LTPO display dynamically adjusting between 10Hz and 120Hz, depending on the content displayed on the screen.

Google is using its own Tensor Processor inside of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, made on the TSMC 5nm process node and joined by a secondary Titan M2 co-processor. We have 12GB of RAM across the board, with the new Pixel 6 Pro available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities. Battery life shouldn't be an issue with a 5000mAh battery, 30W fast charging, and 23W wireless charging -- Google provides no charger in the box.

Continue reading: Google Pixel 6 Pro: new Tensor SoC, 120Hz display, starts at $899 (full post)

Nokia releases new version of iconic Nokia 6310, time to play Snake

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Oct 15 2021 1:52 AM CDT

I still remember owning the Nokia 6310 and it being the defacto indestructible phone, but did you know it has been 20 years since its release, and now Nokia is re-releasing the Nokia 6310 to celebrate the anniversary.

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The new Nokia 6310 has some upgrades under the hood for 2021, with a new color display, rear camera, and then we've got access to news channels and radio stations. Nokia has thankfully retained the look of the 6310, but includes an upgraded larger curved display, and those same weeks-between-charges battery life.

Nokia's new 6310 is available in two colors: yellow, and black while inside we have 16MB of RAM, 8MB of internal storage (LOL) and 32GB microSD card supply. These specs sound so pathetically low, but that is what is inside the Nokia 6310 alongside the Unisoc 6531F processor and S30+ operating system.

Continue reading: Nokia releases new version of iconic Nokia 6310, time to play Snake (full post)

Google's new Pixel 6 rumored to start at $749, Pixel 6 Pro at $1049

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Sep 29 2021 9:11 PM CDT

Google's next-gen Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones are right around the corner, with some reports surfacing on pricing: the Pixel 6 starts at $749 while the bigger Pixel 6 Pro begins at $1049.

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The new starting price of $749 is steep for the Google Pixel 6 is steep, but it's no different to the flagship Apple and Samsung smartphones -- Apple's new iPhone 13 starts at $699, $50 less than the Pixel 6's purported starting price. The bigger Pixel 6 Pro at $1049 or $1099, with Apple's new iPhone 13 Pro Max starting at $1099.

Google is swinging much higher this time around with the Pixel 6 Pro, offering a high-end flagship akin to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro Max. We should expect Android 12 nice and nude, the Google way, and many tweaks under the hood hardware-wise now that Google is using its own in-house Tensor chip.

Continue reading: Google's new Pixel 6 rumored to start at $749, Pixel 6 Pro at $1049 (full post)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 dropped, survived: blows up when packed up

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Sep 28 2021 10:05 PM CDT

Samsung's new flagship foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone is in the hands of millions across the world, with one user dropping it from a bike -- the phone surviving, but then blowing up when it was being packaged up. Check it out:

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 survived a fall from his bike a week ago, after he visited a Samsung repair center and was told to box it up and mail it in. Once the Galaxy Z Fold 3 was put in the box, it exploded and was thrown in the garage for it to blow smoke out of the battery which now had a hole in it.

Just as @CoachCWC said on Twitter, imagine if this happened during shipping. It was being boxed up to be sent back, what if it did this as it was in the air and on its way to Samsung for repair. Just to be clear, this isn't an article about 'OMG the Galaxy Z Fold 3 exploding is like the Galaxy Note 7 all over again', but this phone was dropped beforehand.

Continue reading: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 dropped, survived: blows up when packed up (full post)

Apple's next-gen iPhone 14 rumored to be a 'complete redesign'

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Sep 27 2021 8:11 PM CDT

Apple is just getting the iPhone 13 into the hands of millions of people across the world, but we're already hearing rumors of the iPhone 14.

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Apple's next-gen iPhone 14 will reportedly be a "complete redesign" according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the first iPhone redesign since the iPhone X back in 2017. The just-released iPhone 13 isn't a big change over the previous iPhone 12 while the new iPhone 14 will be a big change.

Ming-Chi Kuo, the infamous Apple analyst, said that Apple would drop the notch in 2022 and that the iPhone 14 Pro would feature a hole-punch camera... just like most flagship Android smartphones. The new iPhone 14 would look more like the iPhone 4, just much bigger, with a band-style titanium outer ring, flush rear cameras, and a thicker chassis.

Continue reading: Apple's next-gen iPhone 14 rumored to be a 'complete redesign' (full post)

Apple's new iPad Pro should have horizontal camera, for landscape mode

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Sep 24 2021 10:42 PM CDT

Apple has enjoyed great success with its phenomenal new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, rocking its in-house M1 processor and Mini-LED display technology. But the new iPad Pro, it is rumored to have a horizontally-placed camera to push users into using the iPad in landscape mode.

According to new rumors from @dylandkt on Twitter, who leaked out early whispers on Apple's unreleased M1X MacBook Pro laptops, has said: "Future iPad Pro's will feature a horizontal camera placement and a horizontally placed Apple logo on the back. Apple will make landscape mode the default for iPad Pro usage. I have not confirmed whether the next generation model will have this feature but it is in the works".

It makes sense, as an owner of Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro it is definitely annoying having to use the Face ID feature with the camera at the top of the iPad if I'm watching videos or playing a game. Although, an under-display camera directly in the middle of the iPad Pro would be even better.

Continue reading: Apple's new iPad Pro should have horizontal camera, for landscape mode (full post)

Samsung's new Galaxy S22 Ultra looks nice in fresh renders

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Sep 24 2021 9:52 PM CDT

Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S22 family of smartphones will be released in the first half of 2022, with the flagship Galaxy S22 Ultra teased in new renders.

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The new Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone packs an S-Pen in the new renders, with the Galaxy S22 being the first smartphone from Samsung in a post-Galaxy Note world that has an S-Pen stylus.

It started with the Galaxy S21 Ultra which was the first smartphone to support Samsung's S-Pen, and with no Galaxy Note released this year -- but two new foldable with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, the Galaxy S22 Ultra featuring an internal S-Pen would be a big, big deal.

Continue reading: Samsung's new Galaxy S22 Ultra looks nice in fresh renders (full post)

EU mandating USB-C on all smartphones, Apple throwing a hissy fit

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Sep 24 2021 7:06 PM CDT

I used to really hate the times of requiring multiple cables across my devices, that I have become so accustomed to living -- and very much loving -- the life of USB-C connectivity.

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We now have most companies and products using USB-C from the Nintendo Switch, to the Apple iPad and MacBooks, virtually every Android smartphone and tablet on the market, monitors, and so many others. But the not-so-weird thing is that Apple is still using the Lightning port on its iPhone range, even the new iPhone 13 family of smartphones.

Now we have the European Commission -- the executive arm of the European Union, mandating that smartphone manufacturers and other electronics makers adopt USB-C connectivity. The new legislation would make for a world that most of us already live in, but by force for the future of electronics products.

Continue reading: EU mandating USB-C on all smartphones, Apple throwing a hissy fit (full post)

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 announced: 120Hz display on Windows 11 tablet

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Sep 22 2021 11:52 PM CDT

Microsoft has just unveiled its next-gen Surface Pro 8 which delivers upgrades in virtually all areas, and especially in its operating system department -- Windows 11.

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The new Surface Pro 8 features a lush 13-inch "PixelSense Flow Display" offering a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, a larger, faster display than any Surface Pro before. We also have Dolby Vision and Adaptive Color Technology on the display, with the Surface Pro 8 running at 60Hz by default, and only ramping to 120Hz when performing specific tasks or using the pen accessory.

Microsoft is tapping into the Dynamic Refresh Rate feature built into Windows 11 to increase battery life, because having the display at 120Hz the entire time would suck the battery down considerably.

Continue reading: Microsoft Surface Pro 8 announced: 120Hz display on Windows 11 tablet (full post)

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