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Xiaomi Phone 2: quad-core Krait, 4.3″ 720p IPS, and Jelly Bean

Xiaomi Phone 2: quad-core Krait, 4.3″ 720p IPS, and Jelly Bean

Xiaomi may not be the first company that springs to mind when considering a new smartphone, with the company based in China and predominantly serving local customers, but its latest smartphone will certainly turn more than just a few heads. Engadget reports that the Xiaomi Phone 2 was announced at an event in Beijing today, featuring some impressive specs, such as a 4.3-inch 720p IPS display and quad-core Qualcomm processor.

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Sony LT25 “Tsubasa” tipped for Snapdragon S4, 720p display

Sony LT25 “Tsubasa” tipped for Snapdragon S4, 720p display

It’s been a whole five months since Sony released its last flagship Android smartphone, so clearly it’s time for another. Benchmarks have emerged of the Sony LT25 “Tsubasa”, with soruces speaking to Xperia Blog indicating that it will be a smartphone heading to multiple carriers across the world. Both LTE and HSPA+ models of the phone will be offered, with specs said to include a 720p screen, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and LTE connectivity.

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Sony LT30p “Mint” breaks cover, gets early review

Sony LT30p “Mint” breaks cover, gets early review

Sony is planning to unveil some new handsets on August 29th before IFA kicks off in Berlin, and it looks like one of those has been detailed well ahead of the event. Mobile-Review has gotten its hands on the Sony LT30p, aka the Mint. In addition to the full specs, there are a bevy of pictures of the device from every angle, plus lots of screenshots of Sony’s user interface on top of Ice Cream Sandwich, which includes some new software tweaks.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core tops the benchmark charts [Hands-on]

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core tops the benchmark charts [Hands-on]

Qualcomm's been hard at work with their new quad-core chipset for mobile devices, and we've got one in our hands. Their brand new Snapdragon APQ8064 S4 Pro SoC packs quite the punch and we've just started taking it through it's paces. Announced and available starting earlier today, this developer device isn't for average users, but is a clear indication of what we can expect from Qualcomm later this year.

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LG VS930 for Verizon leaks

LG VS930 for Verizon leaks

Just a few days ago we heard rumblings that LG was planning another high-end smartphone that would feature a quad-core processor and 10-megapixel camera, and now it looks like the company is about to release another LTE handset on Verizon. Engadget has scored pictures and specs for the VS930. It looks quite similar to the LG Optimus LTE II, and the specs are certainly nothing to sneeze at.

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Samsung Windows RT tablet tipped for October with Qualcomm chip

Samsung Windows RT tablet tipped for October with Qualcomm chip

Samsung's first Windows RT tablet will drop in October, sources have claimed, running Microsoft's slate-version of Windows 8 on ARM processors from Qualcomm. The tablet's release is expected to be alongside initial availability of Windows RT models, Bloomberg's insiders say, despite high-profile drop outs such as HP deciding not to follow the RT path.

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Samsung signs deal to produce Qualcomm’s 28nm chips

Samsung signs deal to produce Qualcomm’s 28nm chips

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 processors, built on a 28nm process, have proven so popular that TSMC has said that it's struggling to manufacture the chips. Qualcomm has recognized that it needs to keep up with demand, and has signed an agreement with an unlikely partner: Samsung. The terms of the deal with Samsung haven’t been disclosed, but an additional partner, United Microelectronics, will begin making 28nm chips by the fourth quarter of this year.

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III hits stores on the 6th

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III hits stores on the 6th

This week we'll be seeing no less than the AT&T 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S III hit stores live and in person. This device has a 4.8-inch 306ppi resolution display, under the hood you've got a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, and in the back you've got NFC with several Samsung applications and functionalities to make use of it. You've also got 4G LTE speed, MHL for HDMI out at 1080p for video, and a fabulous 8 megapixel camera with backup from your Qualcomm processor inside.

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DROID Incredible 4G LTE unboxing and hands-on

DROID Incredible 4G LTE unboxing and hands-on

Today we've got our hands on the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE from Verizon, a device that'll be out in stores on the fifth of this month. This device represents HTC's efforts to bring most of the greatness from the HTC One series over to Verizon for their 4G LTE excellence in a relatively small form factor. You've got a 4-inch LCD qHD display - the same one as exists on the HTC One S, coupled with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm and a price of $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate - have a peek at it up close below.

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Pantech Vega S5 boasts 5″ 720p display, 13MP camera

Pantech Vega S5 boasts 5″ 720p display, 13MP camera

Here’s a conundrum for you: how can a phone with a 5-inch display be smaller than one with 4.8-inches? By cutting down on as much bezel as possible, which is exactly what Pantech has done with the Vega S5. IntoMobile has crunched the numbers, and thanks to a “Zero Bezel” technique Pantech has crammed a 5-inch 720p IPS screen into a chassis that occupies less space than Samsung’s Galaxy S III. The other specs are nothing to sneeze at either.

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HTC’s Windows Phone 8 lineup detailed

HTC’s Windows Phone 8 lineup detailed

The Windows Phone Summit placed heavy emphasis on the software features we could expect from Windows Phone 8, with only a brief mention of hardware partners that will support the platform when it’s released. Looks like those partners are already busy behind the scenes: The Verge has been handed information from a trusted source on three HTC Windows Phone 8 handsets that are in the pipeline, codenamed Zenith, Accord, and Rio.

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Qualcomm: Windows Phone 8 will use Snapdragon S4 Plus

Qualcomm: Windows Phone 8 will use Snapdragon S4 Plus

One of the hardware announcements at yesterday’s Windows Phone Summit was that Qualcomm would continue to power Windows Phone handsets going forward. Microsoft had also worked with the company to bring dual-core support to the platform, but exact processor details weren’t dished out at the time. Qualcomm has reached out to Engadget to clarify that Snapdragon S4 Plus chips will be used in Windows Phone 8 devices.

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