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TCL’s first 5G phone for the US is the $400 TCL 10 5G UW

TCL launched a set of mid-range smartphones under the TCL 10 brand earlier this year, but at the time the company said its first 5G smartphone would only be available in select markets. This week the United States becomes one of those markets. The TCL 10 5G UW will be available from Verizon October 29th […]

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Lilbits: AMD, Apple schedule announcements

Apple is holding an event next week, when the company is expected to introduce its next-gen iPad and Apple Watch. We’ll probably have to wait another month for iPhone news. That’s the same month we expect to learn more about Google’s Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 (or maybe Pixel 5s), although they most likely […]

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Qualcomm is bringing 5G to its Snapdragon 400 chips next year

The first smartphones to ship with 5G support were premium devices aimed at early adopters. But 5G will be everywhere soon and eventually it’ll replace the aging 4G networks that cover much of the globe. So it’s not surprising that 5G is coming to mid-range and budget devices. Now Qualcomm says it’ll launch its first […]

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Acer’s new Spin 7 is a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 convertible laptop with 5G

The new Acer Spin 7 (SP71) laptop is a thin and light convertible notebook with a 14 inch touchscreen display, a 360-hinge, and pen support. The Windows laptop also one of the first PCs to be powered by a Qulcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G processor. Among other things, that means you can expect long […]

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Samsung introduces Galaxy Book Flex 5G convertible laptop with Intel Tiger Lake

The new Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 5G is a 2.8 pound laptop with a 13.3 inch full HD touchscreen display, a 360-degree hinge, and support for up to an Intel Core i7 Tiger Lake processor. It’s also expected to be one of the first 5G-capable laptops to meet Intel’s new EVO/Project Athena certification standards. That means you […]

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Motorola brings 5G to the mid-range with Motorola One 5G

The Motorola One 5G is a smartphone with a 6.7 inch, FHD+ 90 Hz display, quad cameras, and 5G support. But this isn’t your typical flagship — it’s a mid-range phone that’s headed to AT&T and Verizon for under $500. A virtually identical phone called the Moto 5G Plus launched in Europe earlier this summer for €349 and […]

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Lilbits: Toshiba ends notebook business, Snapdragon chip vulnerability, and jailbreaker infighting

Toshiba was one of the first companies to release a portable computer that could reasonably be called a laptop. But that was 35 years ago. The company formally exited the personal computer space a few years ago when Toshiba sold its laptop business to Sharp, which formed a new subsidiary called Dynabook. But Toshiba still […]

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MediaTek introduces T700 5G modem for Intel PCs

Chip makers Intel and MediaTek are working together to bring 5G connectivity to future laptops. The companies announced a partnership last year, and we recently learned that the first Intel PCs with MediaTek 5G modems are on track to ship in early 2021. Now the companies are revealing a little more information about the collaboration. […]

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MediaTek’s 5G smartphone chips coming soon, with 5G laptop chips coming in 2021

You can find plenty of budget smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks powered by MediaTek processors. The Taiwanese company supplies the chips used in Amazon’s Fire tablets, Sony’s PlayStation Classic game console, and a number of Lenovo Chromebooks. So far MediaTek’s most powerful chips have been tough to find outside of China, but that could change soon. […]