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MediaTek’s Dimensity 720 is another chip for mid-range 5G phones

Wireless carriers began rolling out 5G networks last year, but the first 5G-ready phones were expensive and network coverage was spotty anyway, so there wasn’t much good reason to buy a 5G phone in 2019. Fast forward a year and the network coverage is still spotty, but most modern flagship phones feature 5G support since […]

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OneGx1 review (7 inch mini gaming laptop with cellular support)

The One Netbook OneGx1 is a little laptop computer with a 7 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel touchscreen display and the design of a gaming laptop. The little computer has a backlit keyboard with support for RGB lighting effects, dual fans with a large (and familiar looking) exhaust vent on the back, and an LED […]

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Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 690 5G chip for mid-range phones

Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 600 series chip is designed to bring 5G connectivity to mid-range smartphones, while also offering a significant performance boost over earlier chips in the series. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor features an integrated 5G modem and promises up to 20-percent better CPU performance and 60-percent faster graphics than the Snapdragon 675. The […]

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Samsung’s Exynos 880 chip is designed for mid-range 5G smartphones

Qualcomm has its Snapdragon 765 processor. MediaTek has the Dimensity 820 5G. And now Samsung is the latest company to introduce a mid-range smartphone processor with 5G support baked in. The new Samsung Exynos 880 processor is an 8nm octa-core chip with support for 5G data speeds of up to 2.55 Gbps for downloads or […]

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Lilbits 401: Killer networking

Intel has acquired Rivet Networks, the company behind the Killer WiFi and Ethernet line of networking hardware. As AnandTech notes, the two companies had been working closely together in recent years, making the move somewhat unsurprising. In other Intel news, some leaked benchmarks paint a promising picture of the company’s upcoming Tiger Lake processors with […]

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Red Magic 5G gaming smartphone is up for pre-order for $579 and up (144 Hz display and active cooling)

The Red Magic 5G is a gaming smartphone with a 144 Hz AMOLED display, at least 8GB of RAM, and an active cooling system that includes both liquid cooling and a fan. It’s also one of the most affordable phones to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and Snapdragon X55 5G modem. First unveiled about […]

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Samsung’s 2020 Galaxy A series phones coming to America starting April 9 for $110 and up

Samsung is bringing six new Galaxy A series smartphones to the United States starting this week when the new Galaxy A01 and Galaxy A51 will be available from select stores. This summer, the phones will be joined by the Galaxy A11, A21, A515G, and A71 5G.  The Samsung Galaxy A01 is an entry-level phone with a starting price of […]

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Samsung’s new OLED display is for 5G smartphones for some reason

Samsung Display has unveiled a new OLED display for smartphones that the company says emits less blue light and uses less power than its earlier screens. And for some reason, the company is positioning the new screen as an “optimized OLED display for 5G smartphones,” although I don’t see any reason it couldn’t be used […]