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Today Sony is following up on one of its newer form-factors that the company had introduced last year with the Xperia 5. The new Xperia 5 II (read as mark two), follows up on the smaller flagship sibling device, retaining its form-factor, but also substantially improving its design as well as maintaining an almost complete feature-parity with the bigger Xperia 1 II. The new phone also sets out to differentiate itself from other Sony offerings: the company seemingly has focused on the more gaming-centric usability of the device even though externally it does not have the flair of a gaming phone. With a new internal heat dissipation system and a 120Hz refresh rate OLED and 240Hz sample rate touch input, the Xperia 5 II punches...

Apple Announces 5nm A14 SoC - Meagre Upgrades, Or Just Less Power Hungry?

Amongst the new iPad and Watch devices released today, Apple made news in releasing the new A14 SoC chip. Apple’s newest generation silicon design is noteworthy in that is...

101 by Andrei Frumusanu 3 days ago

Apple Announces new 8th gen iPad with A12, iPad Air with 5nm A14 Chip

This year’s September Apple event has been relatively unusual, not only because of the pandemic and online-only nature of the show, but also because amongst the new hardware releases...

62 by Andrei Frumusanu 3 days ago

The Apple 2020 Fall Event Live Blog - Starts at 10am PT (17:00 UTC)

Today Apple is hosting its 2020 fall launch event. This year due to circumstances, we'll be going virtual and remote, however we'll still be live blogging the show for...

52 by Andrei Frumusanu 3 days ago

It’s Official: NVIDIA To Acquire Arm For $40 Billion

Following a number of rumors and leaks, NVIDIA this evening announced that it is buying Arm Limited for $40 billion. The cash and stock deal will see NVIDIA buy...

139 by Ryan Smith 4 days ago

Samsung's Note20 Ultra Variable Refresh Rate Display Explained

In August 2020, Samsung launched the new Note20 Ultra – an interesting device that we have on our review test bed. It's safe to say that over the last...

43 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/8/2020

Intel Launches Tiger Lake: A Live Blog (Noon ET, 9am PT)

Intel is about to launch Tiger Lake. Follow along with our Live Blog!

56 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/2/2020

Samsung Launches New Galaxy Z Fold2 at $1999

Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Fold2 had been originally announced several weeks ago alongside the Note20 series, however the company had been delaying the official launch of the phone until...

31 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/1/2020

The ASUS ZenFone 7 Pro Review: The Triple Flip-Camera

ASUS last week released the brand new ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro series, and today’s we’re ready to publish our testing of the company’s newest “mainsteam” flagship device. This...

30 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/1/2020

Best Android Phones: August 2020

We’re now in the latter summer months and well into the product release cycles of almost every vendor of 2020. The spring release cycle is well past us and...

25 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/31/2020

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 732G: 730G Gets a Speed Bump

Today Qualcomm is announcing an update to its Snapdragon 730G platform, introducing the higher-binned Snapdragon 732G. The new chip gives the platform a slight boost in terms of clock...

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/31/2020

The ASUS ROG Phone III Review: A 144Hz 6000mAh Beast With Caveats

ASUS’s ROG Phones over the last few years have been devices of interesting differentiation, with the company delivering experiences that stood out from the crowd in one way or...

71 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/28/2020

ASUS Announces ZenFone 7 Series: The Triple-Flip Camera - Hands-On

Today ASUS is announcing its follow-up to its innovative flip-camera design that was first introduced last year with the ZenFone 6. This year’s ZenFone 7 series, consisting of the...

82 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/26/2020

Hot Chips 2020 Live Blog: Intel's Tiger Lake Mobile CPU (12:30pm PT)

Hot Chips has gone virtual this year! Lots of talks on lots of products, including Tiger Lake, Xe, POWER10, Xbox Series X, TPUv3, and a special Raja Koduri Keynote...

43 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/17/2020

Microsoft Opens Pre-Orders for Surface Duo - US Only

Late last year in October, Microsoft had announced the Surface Duo, the company’s first ever Android device and first-party smartphone (if you can call it that) release in years...

68 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/12/2020

Samsung Display Announces First VRR Mobile Display - Inside Note20 Ultra

By now we’ve become quite familiar with high refresh-rate displays in the mobile space, as the first pioneering 90Hz devices last year have now evolved into even faster refreshing...

31 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/11/2020

US Appeals Court Reverses Antitrust Ruling in FTC vs Qualcomm

It’s been over three years since the United States FTC had charged Qualcomm with antitrust violations over cellular modem patents and business practices. That suit ultimately received a ruling...

23 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/11/2020

OPPO's Reno3 5G vs Reno3 Pro vs Reno3 Pro 5G: Why Don't We See More MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Phones?

Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at one of MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 powered phones, the OPPO Reno3 5G. The Reno3 series has been quite the oddball device line-up...

44 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/10/2020

MediaTek Announces T700 5G Modem Powering Intel PCs Successfully Certified

Last year, Intel and MediaTek had announced a partnership with the goal of developing a 5G modem that would be used in future next-generation PC platforms. The move followed...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/6/2020

Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab S7 & S7+: S865+ & 120Hz Tablets

Today alongside the Note20 series smartphones, Samsung is also releasing a pair of new high-end tablets in the form of the new Tab S7 and Tab S7+. It’s been...

73 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/5/2020

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