Rumors have it that Samsung has its first “true octa-core” CPU in the works. This follows MedaTek’s announcement of the first eight-core processor a few days ago.
The Samsung Exynos 5440 Octa is the company’s latest octa-core CPU at the moment, but technically it isn’t a true octa-core since a maximum of four cores can work at once – either the four Cortex A7 or the four Cortex A15 cores. Read more »
Lately Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets can be found in almost all walks of life when it comes to mobile devices. And the company is reaping the benefits with a record breaking quarter.
The company has posted some $6.24 billion in revenue for the quarter ending in June, up 35% compared to the same quarter last year. Read more »
The Ubuntu Edge, the dual-booting Android/Linux smartphone which was teased today in a promo video, needs a little help getting off the ground.
Canonical, the people behind Ubuntu, have launched an Indiegogo campaign to try and get a hefty $32 million to get their device to market. Read more »
The GoPro Hero3 action camera was launched about a year ago and has gained some serious traction among extreme sports enthusiasts. Combining a rugged build with some serious video capture credentials the Hero3 has got the attention of the folks from DxO Labs, who have done their set of scientific tests on it.
As a fun experiment they even decided to compare the action camera to that of the Apple’s iPhone 5 and see which one does better with stills and videos. The comparison looks appropriate considering the fact that the iPhone 5 is still one of the more capable smartphone shooters around. Read more »
We recently heard reports stating that an explosion of Samsung Galaxy S III had injured an 18-year old girl in Switzerland, causing third degree burns. The manufacturer had done its own investigation of the cause for the unfortunate accident and has now revealed its findings to the public.
It has been found out that the usage of unofficial thrid-party battery not approved by Samsung was the main reason for the explosion. Read more »
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra was announced last month as the company’s first foray into the realm of phablets with its robust 6.5-inch screen.
Besides the new Triluminous display engine, the Z Ultra features Sony’s handwriting recognition technology, which lets you write on the display using nearly anything with tip less than 1mm in diameter. This latest video takes a closer look at exactly what does and doesn’t work as a writing device – from a set of keys to Stanley knives. Read more »
Ever since Nokia announced its Lumia 1020, it has done all it can to create a buzz among the tech enthusiasts. The impressive 41 megapixel sensor in the Windows Phone 8 smartphone have mostly taken the spotlight so far, but now the company’s PR department is focusing on some of the cool side features.
Nokia has now come up with a new promotional video that Nokia highlights the smartphones rich sound recording technology and compares it to two of its direct rivals. Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 1020 just went live with a 41 MP PureView sensor and 6-element ZEISS lens with optical image stabilization. There’s also a slew of improvements to the Windows Phone camera package to go along with the impressive hardware.
And as you could expect, Nokia wasn’t shy bragging about its new flagship and released no less than four promo videos for the Lumia 1020. But, being the good guys we are, to spare you the need to go all the way to YouTube and we’re ready to share them with you right now. Read more »
Ever since the release of its IP57-certified Xperia Z flagship, water resistance has been on Sony’s lips almost every time the word Xperia gets mentioned.
The latest series of ads aims to emphasize just that by showing a cute water droplet looking for friendship. Read more »
Huawei is reported finalizing development of its new octa-core processor, dubbed Hisilicon K3V3.
It will reportedly feature a new technology that improves power efficiency and also cools the processor when running at high temperature. Read more »
The line of cheaper iPhones which Apple is supposedly preparing to launch alongside the iPhone 5S have leaked several times already, including this latest image below, which purports an iPhone mini name.
Besides new color schemes and more cost effective materials, the latest rumors surrounding the budget iPhone range include mass production of the models currently under way, as well as leaked pricing. Turns out budget version isn’t that cheap after all. Read more »
The just-announced Sony Xperia Z Ultra offers a massive 6.4″ screen of 1080p resolution. Besides being ultra crisp, the display features some advanced display technologies that it borrows from Sony Bravia HDTVs and the company provided a short video to demonstrate their benefits.
The TRILUMINOUS technology enables richer colors thanks to a wider palette of available colors, while the X-Reality engine enhances contrast, saturation, and sharpness and reduces noise. Read more »
LG spokesman Frank Lee said the Korean company is set to start mass production of flexible displays in the fourth quarter of this year.
Furthermore, LG Electronics plans on releasing its first smartphone with a flexible display before the year’s end. Read more »
Samsung has confirmed that it has started mass production of the new PCIe-based (PCI-Express) solid-state drives, which bring about 2.5 times performance boost over current SATA-based drives and around 7 times more than a conventional 7200 RPM hard-drive.
The new XP941 PCIe-based SSDs are also smaller than their predecessors making them ideal for use in ultrabooks. Read more »
Twitter wars are picking up pace recently. First it was HTC, Samsung and LG that exchanged pleasantries on the 140-character network and now it’s Nokia, who used a fan-made Condescending Wonka meme, originally posted on Nokia’s Conversations Blog to attack Samsung.
The meme clearly targets the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom and its fatty 15.4 mm waistline. Read more »