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Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core benchmarks

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core benchmarks

Qualcomm may have introduced the Snapdragon 800 processor a little while back, and while we suspect some may be wondering why we have yet to see any real announcements since that point in time, it seems there was an actual plan in action. Just to give a bit of background, the plan was to announce the goods and then have the parts out ahead of time to give developers time to build. That bit aside, we do have a bit of good news today as we have recently spent some time playing.

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LG Optimus L9 II leaks: large-screened and low-powered

LG Optimus L9 II leaks: large-screened and low-powered

With their successes with the Google Nexus 4 and the Optimus G and G Pro, LG should at this point be more than ready to continue their drive into the future with more large-screened smartphone machines. Here in the spring of 2013, another device has been spotted that's not yet been made official - not here with the most recent wave of USA carrier releases, and not back at Mobile World Congress 2013 where they made their first push apparent.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced due this month with 2-3x LTE speed

Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced due this month with 2-3x LTE speed

Samsung's LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S 4, the unsurprisingly named "Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced", could arrive in South Korea this month, the company's mobile chief has confirmed, as Samsung attempts to position itself as a key player in double-4G speeds. The new variant of the Galaxy S 4 flagship will make Samsung "the first with the commercial launch of the advanced 4G version of the smartphone" J.K. Shin told Reuters, though it will require network support in order to make the most of the new potency.

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White Nexus 4 Hands-on and Unboxing

White Nexus 4 Hands-on and Unboxing

This week Google and LG have made the unicorn of the Nexus lineup - that being the White Nexus 4 - a reality. Here at SlashGear we're taking the time to unbox and have a closer look at the device and its brand new Bumper Case as it makes its way to online stores and eventually into the retail space in the USA. And yes, it's basically the same package: it's just white.

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Mirasol reborn: 5.1″ phone display with near Retina MacBook resolution

Mirasol reborn: 5.1″ phone display with near Retina MacBook resolution

Qualcomm has unexpectedly revealed a new mirasol mobile display, a 5.1-inch panel running at a whopping 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. Last we heard of mirasol, Qualcomm was dousing production plans and focusing on licensing out the low-power technology instead, having seen production issues and the dominance of E Ink undermine its market. However, this new screen - with a crazy 577ppi pixel density - suggests Qualcomm's R&D on mirasol hasn't slowed.

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Nexus 7 refresh tipped for summer; how it differs from the original

Nexus 7 refresh tipped for summer; how it differs from the original

The original Google Nexus 7 tablet (as manufactured by ASUS) has been tipped to be getting a refresh with new hardware and a launch time around June or July. This updated piece of equipment would, if this set of predictions turns true, have the tablet ready to be re-introduced at Google I/O 2013, the company's developer conference. This conference begins next week, starting on Wednesday the 15th of May, ending Friday.

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Jonathan Rubinstein elected to QUALCOMM Board of Directors

Jonathan Rubinstein elected to QUALCOMM Board of Directors

QUALCOMM has officially announced that it has elected a new member to its corporate Board of Directors. The new member is Jonathan Rubinstein, and brings more than 30 years of experience in mobile, computing, and computer electronics to the table according to QUALCOMM. Rubinstein's last position was senior vice president of product innovation for HP.

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OPPO Find 5 Review

OPPO Find 5 Review

The smartphone OPPO Find 5 was a surprise to behold when it first left the box here on the SlashGear review bench, mostly because when a relatively unknown smartphone brand delivers a package that appears to be too good to be true, it generally is. Here with OPPO Find 5's 5-inch display at 1080p, a Qualcomm quad-core processor, and a 13 megapixel camera connected at its center by a unique user interface, it seemed as though the company had created a pretty nice beast. The packaging certainly does the device some favors as well.

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Motorola XFON skirts Nexus 5 rumors, pushes for cross-carrier US release

Motorola XFON skirts Nexus 5 rumors, pushes for cross-carrier US release

This week the fabled Motorola hero device called "X Phone" before this week has resurged in the tip lines at the Motorola XFON, complete with Qualcomm hardware compatibility with 4G LTE across all major carriers in the USA. This device has appeared several times in the recent past in both front and back hands-on photos with what appears to be a soft plastic back, a relatively large back-facing camera, and a palm-sized body. It's been tipped most recently that this XFON device will be ready for both AT&T and Verizon this July.

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