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What Samsung’s new super-chip reveals of the Galaxy S9

What Samsung’s new super-chip reveals of the Galaxy S9

Samsung has a new Exynos processor, and it's already triggering some serious interest as to what this new silicon could mean for the upcoming Galaxy S9. Announced yesterday, in advance of CES 2018, the new Exynos 9810 is the latest in Samsung's flagship 9 Series range, packing a 2.9 GHz customized CPU and taking advantage of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies.

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OnePlus 5T Sandstone White limited edition: All the details

OnePlus 5T Sandstone White limited edition: All the details

OnePlus knows its fans love a new color finish, and the OnePlus 5T Sandstone White should go down well. Adding a second color option to the existing black version of the OnePlus 5T, which launched in November 2017, the white model also promises to be easier to grip thanks to its textured matte finish.

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OnePlus Switch tries to make it easy to ditch your old phone

OnePlus Switch tries to make it easy to ditch your old phone

One of the complaints many new, and sometimes even old, Android users have is how difficult it actually is to switch from one device to another. They usually compare it to iOS’ nearly seamless and nearly perfect process. It has only been in the last two years or so that Android finally got its own but very basic migration app. That’s why OEMs have often stepped up to the task to provide tools to make it easier for users to switch to their new models, just like OnePlus’ new Switch app.

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Samsung Exynos 9810 processor highlights AI for face recognition

Samsung Exynos 9810 processor highlights AI for face recognition

If there were any still any lingering doubt that Samsung would be going the Face ID route sooner rather than later, its newest product announcement should clear all those away. No, it hasn’t yet revealed the Galaxy S9 but, instead, has announced the brains behind it. The Exynos 9810, its first in the Exynos 9 series, boasts of more than just improved performance and power efficiency. It will be talking a lot about its AI and machine learning capabilities that will be put in the service of image processing and face detection.

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LG G7 might not be the G7 as LG rebrands flagship line

LG G7 might not be the G7 as LG rebrands flagship line

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, Shakespeare once wrote. Shakespeare, however, wasn’t a marketing expert. Usually, when companies stick to a successful brand to build identity and milk as much as they can from the brand. Imagine if Microsoft suddenly chose to name Windows into, say, Microsoft OS. And yet that might be what LG is doing with its flagship G series, at least according to an anonymous official. The company will reportedly rebrand its flagship line in the first half of the year, which means there’s a high chance that the LG G7 won’t be called that by the time MWC comes around.

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iPhone X OLED burn-in test puts Galaxy Note 8 to shame

iPhone X OLED burn-in test puts Galaxy Note 8 to shame

Korean website Cetizen recently performed an extreme burn-in test with the iPhone X, comparing Apple's latest and greatest iPhone model to the performance of both the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. The test involved subjecting all three smartphone models (which feature OLED displays, which are notably vulnerable to burn-in) to 510 hours of showing a static image at full brightness. Apple's handset blew both of Samsung's models away.

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Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 appear in glorious 3D renders

Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 appear in glorious 3D renders

Once upon a time, Sony’s smartphones were the most leaked and worst kept secrets in the industry. As Sony’s prominence descended into near obscurity, so did the photos of leaked prototypes. Fortunately, we still have renders to chew on at least. Thanks to @OnLeaks, who worked together with TigerMobiles and CompareRaja, we now have a glimpse at three of Sony’s upcoming mid-range models, the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra as well as the Xperia L2. And they might not be to everyone’s tastes.

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LG V30 in Raspberry Rose to debut at CES 2018

LG V30 in Raspberry Rose to debut at CES 2018

LG might not have a new high-end smartphone to show off at CES next week but it does have a new version of an old flagship to flaunt. Following Samsung and some other OEMs, like OnePlus, LG is putting out its own spin on a red flagship. It’s not exactly red and it’s not exactly pink either but something in between. LG calls it the “Raspberry Rose” and it will be the LG V30’s new fashionable color.

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Galaxy S8 wakeup bug turns on screen and drains battery

Galaxy S8 wakeup bug turns on screen and drains battery

Some Galaxy S8 owners are reporting an annoying bug that causes the screen to wake back up after being turned off. This causes the phone's battery to drain more quickly than it otherwise would, not to mention the issues that can be caused by touching a screen you don't realize is turned on, resulting in random apps being opened or wrong pattern codes locking the phone down.

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Fuchsia spotted: Google’s unreleased software now on new hardware

Fuchsia spotted: Google’s unreleased software now on new hardware

It's time to talk about Google's software called Fuchsia again. Today it's become apparent that Fuchsia is running on the Google Pixelbook. Fuchsia is a new(ish) operating system Google's been working on for many months. The Google Pixelbook is the notebook equivalent of a Google Pixel smartphone, instead running Chrome OS right out the box.

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Galaxy S9 leak reveals Samsung’s final design

Galaxy S9 leak reveals Samsung’s final design

Today we're getting a fresh look at the Galaxy S9 from a few different angles. To those who have been following Galaxy S9 leaks closely, these may not offer anything new, as they show off the rear and front panels of both the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. However, they do serve to reinforce previous leaks, further solidifying this idea that what we've been seeing are final components of both phones.

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iPhone X and Pixel 2 camera features hit your Android phone today

iPhone X and Pixel 2 camera features hit your Android phone today

The latest version of the Google camera app remixed for non-Pixel smartphones includes the Pixel 2 Portrait Mode. This mode taps into the smarts of your phone's processor and your phone's image processing unit to capture the subject matter and blur all else. This portrait mode works very similar to the newest version of the iOS portrait mode for iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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