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Oppo Find 7 tipped as first to Snapdragon 805, 2560 x 1440 display

Oppo Find 7 tipped as first to Snapdragon 805, 2560 x 1440 display

There's nothing like a next-generation smartphone rumor to start your day off right, especially when it comes from the folks at Oppo. The brand Oppo has presented several surprisingly interesting devices in the recent past, notably the Oppo Find 5 and the Cyanogenmod-laden Oppo N1. This week we're to understand that the Oppo Find 7 is under construction, with some wholly next-level specifications.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 official: Ultra HD playback at head

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 official: Ultra HD playback at head

Having pushed the Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor earlier this year and seeing applied to a relatively large cross-section of top-tier smartphones and tablets alike, Qualcomm has brought on the next step in the Snapdragon 805 here at the tail end of 2013. This processor will work in machines inside 2014 and will bring on - first and foremost - support for Ultra HD video playback. What's especially interesting about this ability is the fact that while some mobile smart devices have already been able to record Ultra HD starting at 4K, they've not been able to play it back - Qualcomm makes it so here with the 805.

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Qualcomm Q4 2013 earnings bring another round of increased revenues

Qualcomm Q4 2013 earnings bring another round of increased revenues

Qualcomm is powering many smartphones these days, one of which includes the recently released Nexus 5. In that case we are looking at a 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800, however there are many others such as the HTC One, which sports a Snapdragon 600. While we mention that quite a few devices are running on Qualcomm power these days, that just speaks to their Q4 2013 earnings report, which in this case is showing a revenue of $6.48 billion.

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Kindle Fire HD 2 specifications and photos appear well before release event

Kindle Fire HD 2 specifications and photos appear well before release event

The next-generation Kindle Fire HD has appeared today in both a set of photos and with a reminder that Amazon wont be letting this unit slip under the radar with high-end specifications. This unit will be popping up with a 7-inch display, a resolution at 1920 x 1200, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor under the hood. There's also a Kindle Fire HD 2 8.9 coming your way with a 2560 x 1600 pixel display and a camera on its back as well.

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LG Nexus 5 specifications take shape with renders aplenty

LG Nexus 5 specifications take shape with renders aplenty

It's not often that a device is so highly anticipated that more than one person creates a freestyle rendering of it before its even confirmed to exist - but that's just what's happened this week with the LG-made Nexus 5. This device has been tipped to be taking on the specifications of the LG G2 for the most part, and has appeared quite possibly on purpose, but supposedly on accident - inside a teaser video for Android 4.4 KitKat. Now the user-made models can pour in.

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Samsung Galaxy Note III with Snapdragon 800 confirmed by KT Corporation

Samsung Galaxy Note III with Snapdragon 800 confirmed by KT Corporation

There has been plenty of leaks and speculation regarding the Galaxy Note III. These details have touched on just about all the important aspects of the handset, however one that seems to be an especially popular topic deals with the processor. Samsung is expected to release the Note III with a few processor options and most of the rumors have pointed towards the Exynos Octa and the Snapdragon 800.

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LG G2 Hands-on with benchmark tests

LG G2 Hands-on with benchmark tests

With the LG G2 the ante has been upped by LG - and not just by the addition of backside-facing physical buttons. Here we're taking an early look at the smartphone in its international iteration with a series of benchmark tests, ranging from internet-based to processor-based - but beware: this device does not have an absolute final market-ready software build aboard. Instead we've got a unit straight off the assembly line, so to speak.

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Galaxy Note III specifications tipped by display leak [UPDATE]

Galaxy Note III specifications tipped by display leak [UPDATE]

The Samsung Galaxy Note III has been all but confirmed by Samsung in an invitation to a September 4th event, and today's leak of a series of photos of the device's frontside display show what the machine is made of. What we've got here is a set of pictures photographed by eTrade Supply, they claiming the legitimacy of these images as the final piece of hardware we'll need to put the whole picture together. While it may seem that the 5.7-inch display of the Galaxy Note III is ready to roll, we'll still need to wait (on the other hand) for Samsung to give the full run-down on what next-generation software features this device will be appearing with right out of the box.

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Sony Xperia Honami Mini leaks to join the palm-sized party

Sony Xperia Honami Mini leaks to join the palm-sized party

If you've been paying attention to the smartphone market over the past few months, you've likely noticed a miniature trend: small versions of hero phones released with the name "mini" attached. Here we're seeing a glimpse of a device that would shadow both the Sony Xperia Z and the still-unconfirmed Sony Xperia i1, aka Honami. This little beast is code-named Honami mini.

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Nokia tablet rumor round-up: Snapdragon 800 with Windows RT

Nokia tablet rumor round-up: Snapdragon 800 with Windows RT

One of the current longest-lasting rumors on a device that's not yet seen the light of day is the Nokia tablet - this week appearing again as a Windows RT device and with Verizon 4G LTE. This machine has appeared in renderings, in trademark applications, and in talk directly with Nokia - and here in the summer of 2013, it may finally be time that the tips converge. What we may have here is a 10.1-inch tablet running Windows RT with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a release window for Autumn.

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Samsung Galaxy Note III model details show Exynos Qualcomm split

Samsung Galaxy Note III model details show Exynos Qualcomm split

There's a bit of a split appearing this week in a set of leaked distribution lists for the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy Note III. This set of lists tipped by SamMobile has the device split into two major categories, the first of which is headed for the UK and a variety of European markets with a Samsung Exynos OCTA processor - an updated model, at that. Inside the USA, on the other hand, there'll be a Galaxy Note III with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor - just as expected.

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Nexus 7 LTE release nears as device appears in China

Nexus 7 LTE release nears as device appears in China

Unless what we're seeing this morning is a test model not meant for public consumption, it would appear quite likely that the Nexus 7 LTE is coming to stores imminently. This multi-carrier 4G LTE iteration of the 2013 reboot of the Nexus 7 works with a solution created by Qualcomm to connect with a massive cross-section of 4G LTE bands both in the USA and internationally, making it possible to deliver a single SKU - a single model, that is - that will accept SIM cards from any one of a number of carriers. This model is the one showing up in hands-on photos in China today.

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