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Snapdragon 855 benchmarks are starting to look impressive

Snapdragon 855 benchmarks are starting to look impressive

As the mobile platform on which almost all of this year’s high-end smartphones will stand, it’s only natural to hope that the Snapdragon 855 will be everything that Qualcomm is hyping it up to be. The chipmaker’s near silence since unveiling the system-on-chip in early December is almost worrying, as if it wasn’t yet ready to release the chips to manufacturers, much less users’ eyes. Now that CES 2019 is done, however, Qualcomm has finally lifted its own embargo on benchmarks and the numbers look promising.

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Apple wins against Qualcomm in second German patent lawsuit

Apple wins against Qualcomm in second German patent lawsuit

You win some, you lose some, as they say. Though in the court of law, even a single loss can be devastating. But Apple can breathe a bit easier now that at least the regional court in Mannheim, Germany has verbally declared that it doesn’t infringe on the patents that Qualcomm insists it does. While that doesn’t immediately affect an earlier ban imposed in Munich, it could at least give Apple some legal leverage to have that decision reversed soon.

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Qualcomm Apple war chip-blocked iPhone 7, slows race to 5G

Qualcomm Apple war chip-blocked iPhone 7, slows race to 5G

The latest in the Apple Qualcomm squabble is a testimony from the iPhone maker, suggesting that Qualcomm's not been keen on supplying chips since their FTC trial began. Apple COO Jeff Williams testified during the US Federal Trade Commission trial against Qualcomm, suggesting that it seems as though once Apple filed (several) lawsuits against Qualcomm, Qualcomm's been unwilling to "support [Apple] with new design wins past that time."

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Review: Behold the Display Beast

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Review: Behold the Display Beast

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review you're about to read is centered on battery life, real-world use, and long-term viability. Some of this will need to be estimated based on the amount of time we've had the device thus far - we've not yet had the Mi Mix 3 for a long term. As we continue to use the Mi Mix 3, we'll continue to update the review.

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Galaxy S10: 5 things we’ll see on February 20

Galaxy S10: 5 things we’ll see on February 20

Today we're talking about expectations for Samsung's next big event. Based on what we've learned over the last few weeks AND what we've learned in just the past 24 hours, we've got a pretty interesting list to roll down. The following is all about that February 20th event that'll reveal the Galaxy S10, first and foremost.

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Galaxy S10 from 5 phones to 4, one Bolt out!

Galaxy S10 from 5 phones to 4, one Bolt out!

The next big Samsung event is official - revealed by Samsung itself! Now's time to speak about what they'll almost certainly be revealing at this event, set for the 20th of February. Today we've got as many details as possible, including specs on four phones and one mistake. One retraction, that is, from previous full list of smartphones coming from Samsung in the Galaxy S10 lineup in 2019. The one retraction is more of a switch - there'll still be a device, it just won't be a phone.

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Qualcomm may have cheated in German win against Apple

Qualcomm may have cheated in German win against Apple

Qualcomm may have scored another big win against Apple, this time in Germany, but it probably shouldn’t celebrate just yet. Because if Internet sleuths are correct, the chip maker might find itself in even deeper trouble than before. According to those following the patent infringement case from the sidelines, Qualcomm effectively blocked key evidence from being presented in the German court, the same key evidence that led a US court to rule that Apple did not infringe on the said patent.

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Apple pulls select iPhones in Germany in another Qualcomm case [Update]

Apple pulls select iPhones in Germany in another Qualcomm case [Update]

Apple will pull iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 phones from its store shelves in Germany, after a new injunction gave Qualcomm another win in the two firms' ongoing legal spat. A court in Munich, Germany has granted the chip-maker a sales injunction against select iPhone handsets in the country, though Apple has said it will appeal the decision.

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Lenovo Z5s official release rings a familiar bell

Lenovo Z5s official release rings a familiar bell

The Lenovo Z5s was revealed today alongside the slightly more impressive Z5 Pro GT. The Lenovo Z5s might look familiar to you - and it should, if you're a keen watcher of the worldwide smartphone release market. This device looks a whole lot like the Huawei P20 Pro - but it's just a LITTLE bit different - on the inside, at least.

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Apple updates iOS on banned iPhones, not enough, says Qualcomm

Apple updates iOS on banned iPhones, not enough, says Qualcomm

Apple may have found a way to keep its older iPhones in the Chinese market but it’s not going to fly if Qualcomm is to be asked. Following a preliminary court order that banned iPhone models starting from the 6s to last year’s X, Apple pushed an iOS 12.12 update that supposedly addresses the Qualcomm patents it was accused to have infringed on. Unsurprisingly, Qualcomm says Apple’s response is insufficient and it should comply with the Chinese court’s orders to cease sales and imports of affected iPhones immediately.

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Apple preps iOS update as Qualcomm demands iPhone XS ban

Apple preps iOS update as Qualcomm demands iPhone XS ban

Apple will update iPhones in China with new software next week that the company says will address the contentious features Qualcomm claims infringe its patents. Qualcomm secured a preliminary injunction against Apple importing or selling iPhones in China, after convincing a court there that iOS software features were copying its technologies.

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Apple warns dire consequences of iPhone China ban

Apple warns dire consequences of iPhone China ban

The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm is heating up and both sides are taking hits. The biggest blow this week, however, struck Apple when China rules to ban majority of its iPhones in one of the world's largest smartphone market and one that Apple has been wooing for years. Naturally, the tech giant isn't taking things sitting down. In its response to the ruling, Apple emphasized the chilling effects the ban would have on the entire mobile industry as well as China's smartphone market.

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