In the coming weeks, OnePlus is expected to show off the OnePlus 5, a smartphone meant to compete with the Samsung S8 and Google Pixel. However, a recent leak reveals that the OnePlus 5 may be more powerful than either of those phones.

Faster Apps

Thanks to OnePlus’ partnership with DxO, the OnePlus 5 is expected to have one of the best cameras available on a smartphone, but a recent leak from TechRadar reveals that the phone may be better for gaming as well.

The Pixel remains a great smartphone and still has plenty to offer, but its components are getting a bit older. The S8, on the other hand, features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor and is one of the most powerful smartphones on the market.

Despite featuring the same processor, recent leaks claim that the OnePlus 5 may actually be faster than the S8. The leak compares the speeds of the OnePlus 5, Pixel, and S8 in terms of opening apps. In nearly every instance, the OnePlus 5 is several seconds faster than its counterparts from Samsung or Google.

One thing that is unclear is whether or not the OnePlus 5 used in this test featured 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM. Obviously, more RAM would result in a faster phone, so it is tempting to assume this was the 6 GB model. Of course, the type of RAM used in the phone would also make a difference.

As of right now, we don’t know what type of RAM will be used in the OnePlus 5. We don’t even know if the aforementioned leak is legitimate, though TechRadar mentioned that it came from a trusted source.

Price And Release Date

Of course, all that extra speed won’t come cheap and rumors suggest that those costs will be passed onto consumers. Previous models of the OnePlus have been more affordable than Apple or Samsung’s offerings, but leaks suggest that might change this time around. A source who spoke to Android Authority said that OnePlus was “looking at a significantly higher price point due to components and design.”

In terms of specifics, the source mentioned that the price could be as high as $ 650. While that is more expensive than previous models of the OnePlus, it’s still cheaper than the Galaxy S8 and significantly cheaper than the iPhone 8, which is rumored to cost north of $ 1,000.

OnePlus doesn’t follow an annual release cycle, but current trends suggest the phone will be released in summer of 2017.

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Often given an enormous share of spotlight are top-tier flagship smartphones, but people often forget that midrange devices are just as crucial to the growth of the Android ecosystem. For one, developing countries are more likely to purchase them than steeply priced top-tier devices, thus enabling Google to cast a wide net and capture a diverse set of people that can use its products and services.

Qualcomm knows that midrange devices are important, too, so it’s upgrading last year’s Snapdragon 653 and 626 with the Snapdragon 660 and 630, respectively. The new chips will offer more power, features, faster connectivity, and increased battery life and efficiency.

The goal of releasing brand-new chips is to offer more affordable high-quality features for smartphones and tablets, according to Qualcomm.

“Qualcomm Technologies is pumping up its 600-tier mobile processors to include features typically found in higher-tier processors,” wrote Qualcomm in a blog post.

Connectivity Features

The newest chips come packing with the X12 LTE modem, a 600 Mbps modem also found on Verizon and Sprint iPhone variants, in addition to the Snapdragon 820. Bluetooth 5 will now also be a default feature, and the Snapdragon 660 has 2 x 2 MIMO Wi-Fi to boot. The jargon is jarring, that’s for sure — but Qualcomm says that basically, these upgrades should make it easier for phones to communicate through brick and concrete walls.

Both platforms will come with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4 technology, specialized machine learning chips, and crisper photo-processing and camera features. Naturally, Qualcomm also upgraded clock and GPU speeds: the Snapdragon 660 is 20 percent faster than its predecessor, while the Snapdragon 630 is 10 percent faster. They also support the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK, which lets developers tinker around with machine learning and neural networks.

Speed Upgrades

Needless to say, Qualcomm’s new chips won’t hold out on power. Both chips will support up to a whopping 8 GB of RAM, and the processors were built and designed for the 14-nanometer manufacturing process. The Snapdragon 660 has an eight-core Kyro 260 CPU and an Adreno 512 GPU for graphics, while the 630 packs in eight Cortex A53 cores with an Adreno 508 GPU.

Improved Battery Life And Power Consumption

Nevertheless, battery life is possibly the most important improvement the new chips will bring. Qualcomm notes that users should experience 50 to as much as 75 percent lower battery consumption for a number of location services. What’s more, in terms of downloading over Wi-Fi, power consumption is down 60 percent on the 660 against Qualcomm’s previous-generation chips.

Qualcomm confirms that the Snapdragon 660 is now shipping, with the Snapdragon 630 slated to ship sometime in May. There’s no official word yet on which devices will feature Qualcomm’s new processors, but as always, expect due coverage as we learn more.

One thing is for sure though — midrange devices are about to get a lot more powerful, efficient, and capable.

Thoughts about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630? Feel free to sound off in the comments section below!

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You do not hear Samsung Galaxy smartphones by Microsoft. Really, Microsoft has been working closely with Samsung of late, the end result of which is quite obvious amid the Galaxy S8 the launch of the latest mains of the South Korean electronics company and its bigger sibling, the S8 Plus.

With both businesses trying to have a leg up on top-position smartphone firms Google and Apple, Microsoft makes sense from a tactical standpoint. That partnership is observable on the DeX accessory, where the cellphone becomes the power station, in the event you will, to empower a background like encounter of the Galaxy S8.

At its unveiling event in New York this past Thursday Samsung noted that Microsoft upgraded its Office programs to work in tandem together with the brand new docking attribute.

Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus Microsoft Edition

These programs, nevertheless, will not come preinstalled. Upon connecting and unboxing to a Wi Fi network, a Microsoft customization will likely be implemented over the atmosphere, hence downloading and installing the package of programs included. Astonishingly, Cortana is onboard, which is a scenario that is interesting, given staunchly Samsung heralds its new proprietary virtual helper Bixby. But it makes sense: If you are going from your approach to procure Microsoft Edition variants of Samsung’s latest mains, then you definitely may expect that an applications as vital as Cortana will be there.

The conventional variants of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus comprise Office programs, but the Microsoft Edition variants comprises a great deal more, along with other significant applications, such as Excel, OneDrive, Outlook, Bring, Groove, Skype, MSN News.

Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus Microsoft Edition Availability

Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus Specs

Both sport so called Infinity Screens, which favor a practically bezel-less encounter unlike any other cellphones. The standard version includes a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED screen, while the Plus version sports a bigger 6.2-inch Super AMOLED screen.

Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 64 GB of internal storage and 4 GB of RAM.

For a full spec sheet of both handsets, advice on other characteristics, and accessories, take a look at the report on the unveiling of Tech Time.

Ideas about Microsoft Editions of the latest mains of Samsung? Don’t hesitate to sound off in the opinions section below!

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Upgrade, 2/21/17:This place was upgraded with a press release from LG regarding the the new camera’s capacities.

With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, everybody will be searching for the most popular new Android cellphone.

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LG’s G5 featured a unique modular system that allow you to add a better camera along with a larger battery.

No more Friends

The G6 is shaping up to be a total departure from the G5, although new cellphones are consistently an improvement above their predecessors. LG introduced its modular cellphone notion, which features a handset along with a group of swappable Friends made to bring added functionality this past year. Finally the system was overly clunky to catch on, although there was a larger battery, camera handle, along with a digital audio converter. Mercifully, LG seems from what we’ve learned, the G6 will be a normal handset with no removable components, and to be junking the notion completely.

Larger display

Last year’s G5 was a comparatively modest cellphone, with a 5.3-inch, 1440 x 2560 screen. The size is a bit odd for a mobile, but LG says the additional height “will supply users with greater concentration than preceding screens and permit consumers to multitask by using (Nougat’s) double-display attribute.” Along with the size, LG says the display much more power efficient, too as being simpler to see in direct sun and will probably be thinner and much more reactive than its preceding screens. The graphics which have been circulating additionally reveal a display with curved corners, a departure from the right angle corners we’re used to seeing.

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The invitation to LG’s G6 occasion points to the launch of a big-display mobile with practically no bezel.

Under “ is a diagram of a hand next to the picture That Fits,” with the consequence being that the form factor will probably be somewhat little despite the big display.

Glossier body

Based on a picture of the highest half of the apparatus, it’s an ultra-skeletal bezel and simply enough room above the screen to fit detectors and the camera. 

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Pictures of a leaked image released by Droid Life appears to affirm the presence of a headphone jack, along with the slender bezels near the top of the apparatus. And like the G5, there is going to be a USB C interface on the underside since there’s nary any room on the front, along with a fingerprint sensor on the rear.

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Samsung destroyed many hearts when it declared that its forthcoming main smartphone the Galaxy S8 wouldn’t find an MWC launching. It was in the news again quite recently when the leaves of the approaching main leaked online.

Analysts say that its sib Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus would do with regard to sales than Galaxy S8.

Galaxy Flagship Smartphones Past Sales Records

During the launching of Galaxy S6 advantage and Galaxy S6, in 2015, Samsung made a serious miscalculation.

The entire premise turned out to be a total wreck and it became apparent that folks were interested in purchasing the premium and fashionable Galaxy S6 advantage over the Galaxy S6, because of the superior version’s double- screen that was curved.

As it didn’t produce enough Galaxy S6 advantage handsets to satisfy the tremendous demand, owing to this little blunder, Samsung lost out on lots of prospective sales. Per reports, both the associates that were retail and carrier associates demanded more of Galaxy S6 advantage compared to the Galaxy S6.

Estimated computations say that 70 percent of Galaxy S7 sales were credited to Galaxy S7 edge

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S8

With Samsung gearing up to start Galaxy S8 Plus and the Galaxy S8, the rivalry will be a little challenging this time as both the smartphones will purportedly be featuring a double-border curved screen and characteristics that are similar.

The single facet which might discern both versions might be the screen sizes.

Samsung, predicated on its Galaxy smartphone encounters that are previous, will be expecting the Galaxy S8 Plus outsells S8 to the Galaxy. But, the very fact that both versions may place nearly indistinguishable attributes may make this year’s sales forecasts a little crafty.

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As the record of the top tablet computers start to populate -ender technology reports, a device has came to claim the distinction of maybe the worst pill made at this point in time.

The apparatus, which the jaded gadget users in the West would likely throw out of the window with vigor, additionally runs Android OS.

Locked Android System

It really is outfitted with a technology that may block files and third party APKs. Contents that are permitted purportedly desire cryptographic signatures to be able to work.

This is complemented by a function that can require a screenshot whenever a program is opened by the user. The anticipation is the fact that the typical North Korean would have moved a mountain first before he’s actually able to circumvent this surveil attribute.

Based on reports, the tablet computer has the capacity to connect to the state television for amusement and the North Korean net and also the users’ daily dose of state propaganda. But since the Wi Fi processor was removed, one could just presume that it’s info connectivity.

Woolim And Also The North Korean Technology Aspiration

If this really is true, the state could address a potentially restive elite keen to experience technology from getting into the nation, specially since it bars any technology that is foreign.

One can simply turn to the way the free Samsung Galaxy S7 advantage has been confiscated by the government given to its athletes.

One should recall that in the event the authorities in the country’s actually sets its head on some initiative, it’ll be pursued with determination.

Consider the instance of its own missile system. As flawed missiles got analyzed in its military facilities, previously, the remainder of the world observed in collective amusement. Nevertheless, there are reports the nation has successfully tested nuclear bombs now.

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Owners of the Telephones by Google reported that the secure variant of the newest Android took care of the LTE Group 4 dilemmas, but that was not the situation for everyone, before this month.

Option To Pixel And Pixel XL Connectivity Issues

“Remove spaces in front of APN kinds in order that telephony can locate APNs that may manage a specific sort correctly,” the description reads.

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Google did not give a sound release date when the upgrade will be shoved to the Pixel and Pixel XL, but it did publish OTA picture and the factory picture on the Android Programmers site.

Apart from mending the difficulties that are connectivity, the brand new build did not actually add anything else to the mixture.

That means Pixel and Pixel XL owners that are not experiencing any dilemmas that are mobile do not truly need to install it. On that note, it is still safe to presume that Google will establish it as an OTA upgrade for everybody in the near future.

Wrapping Things Up

Are you really one of the unlucky users who is facing mobile dilemmas on the Telephones by Google?

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