LG V20 vs LG V10 – What’s different?

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LG has just announced the successor to the V10 which was one of the best smartphones from last year. It also included a couple of industry firsts such as the secondary ticker display, manual video recording etc. So let us take a look at what the V20 brings to the table this time around.

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LeEco Le Max Review

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Smartphones have gotten a lot bigger since the introduction of touchscreen phones years ago. The original Apple iPhone with a 3.5″ screen was considered to be huge at the time and so was the Dell Streak which had a 5 inch display. However, since then, the ideal smartphone display size has grown larger and larger and most flagship smartphones have screens northwards of 5 inches. Although a few brands did experience with 6 inch and above in terms of display size, not many of them did well and few pushed it as much as Letv are pushing their 6.33 inch Le Max smartphone. Specs wise, the phone is a beast and the smaller bezels mean that you have a larger than 6 inch display on a smartphone without the phone being too difficult to manage. But will it be able to sway customers out of buying sub 6 inch phablets and if so what can it offer that they can’t? Let’s find out.

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Mediatek Helio X20 reportedly facing heating issues

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The Mediatek Helio X20 can claim to being the world’s first 10 core processor and benchmarks have shown that the processor is quite capable. However, it seems that the processor is facing issues with overheating.

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Huawei’s Kirin 950 processor might be more powerful than Samsung’s Exynos 7420 chipset

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Only one day to go before Huawei announces their latest Kirin 950 SoC based on the big.LITTLE architecture. We already showed you the leak of the Mate 8 and it’s specs on a benchmark page however, we didn’t get any scores until now.

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Qualcomm denies heating issues on the Snapdragon 820

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Qualcomm has issued a statement denying that the rumors stating that the Snapdragon 820 has over-heating issues is false. The Snapdragon 810 from Qualcomm did face over-heating which in turn gave rise to quite a few problems on the initial few devices that it ran on such as the LG G Flex 2 and HTC One M9.

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Upcoming OnePlus 2 will be powered by improved Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC

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OnePlus has been relatively coy about the upcoming successor to their first handset, the OnePlus One. The sophomore release of the phone is being revealed piecemeal with the release date still unknown. On that note, the company took to its forums to reveal that the handset will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset.

In particular, the company has chosen to go with v2.1 of the processor. The Snapdragon 810 is an Octa Core chipset and is 64bit compatible. In terms of capabilities, the chipset will let users steam 4K video as well as record ultra HD video. The capabilities of the Snapdragon 810 chip are well known but OnePlus claims to have integrated a newer, version 2.1, of the chipset into the handset which goes a long way in fixing the problems associated with overheating. The Snapdragon 810 chipset has been widely panned for overheating and the likes of LG too haven’t been able to resolve this issue.Indeed the solution so far has been thermal throttling of the chipset which results in decreased performance. The problem is documented well enough to have forced LG to opt for a slightly lower end hexa core 808 chipset that delivers similar real world performance with none of the heating issues.

In addition to the work done on reducing heating issues in collaboration with Qualcomm on a chipset level, OnePlus is also employing layers of thermal gel and graphite to dissipate heat evenly. While practically all multicore phones actively delegate tasks to individual processors based on computing requirements, OnePlus claims to have deviced a proprietary solution that ensures that such tasks aren’t assigned to adjoining processor cores as far as possible.

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It certainly seems like OnePlus is working hard to mitigate any overheating issues that have plagued the Snapdragon 810 chipset as they go ahead with integrating the SoC into their upcoming flagship. We’ve seen mixed results from the efforts made by larger smartphone manufacturers so we do feel a bit skeptical about the company’s ability to achieve these results. The OnePlus 2 will be out later this year and we can’t wait to find out if the company delivers on its promise when it comes to a high end, yet cool computing experience.

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Snapdragon 810 to power new devices releasing in coming weeks and months: Qualcomm

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC was announced back in April last year. We had seen some devices such as LG G Flex 2 and Xiaomi Mi Note Pro with the Snapdragon SoC. Today Qualcomm has announced that the Snapdragon 810 will power devices that will launch in coming weeks and months. Several partners such as Motorola Mobility, Sony Mobile, OPPO, Microsoft, LG and Xiaomi have praised Qualcomm. Continue reading “Snapdragon 810 to power new devices releasing in coming weeks and months: Qualcomm”

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 808, coming in early 2015

Qualcomm had announced the Snapdragon 800 and Snapdragon 600 SoC during CES 2013 and more than fifteen months have passed since a major announcement from the smartphone chip giant. Qualcomm is the current industry leader in the smartphone chip business with almost all the flagships using Snapdragon SoCs. Back in November, the company had announced the Snapdragon 805 SoC which was supposed to be the successor for the Snapdragon 800, but Snapdragon 805 devices are expected only in the second half of 2014. Until then, Snapdragon 801 would be the Qualcomm’s flagship which the company announced at MWC 2014 earlier this year. A month later, the company from San Diego have revealed their plans for 2015 and in the process, have unveiled their next generation SoCs – Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 808.

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