Huawei’s new P20 Plus smartphone with a triple camera system is a pretty impressive looking device, but it packs the same Kirin 970 processor as last year’s Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones. So what’s next for Huawei? Apparently a Mate 20 smartphone with a next-gen Kirin 980 processor. As the folks at Chinese […]
OnePlus 3 smartphone specs leaked?
OnePlus made a name for itself in 2014 by launching a smartphone with top-tier specs and a mid-range price. The 2015 OnePlus 2 hasn’t been as well received as the OnePlus One, but the company followed it up with the launch of a smaller, cheaper OnePlus X phone that people do seem to like… if […]
NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 crushes the competition
It was only about a month ago that NVIDIA unveiled its new 64-bit octo-core mobile processor, Tegra X1. It didn’t take long for the supercharged chip to show up in devices. The X1 recently scored 74,977 on AnTuTu, which is better than the average top speed tested so far, by about 25,000 points. CNXSoft has […]
Lilbits (1-21-2015): Will Google launch a phone network?
Google is reportedly planning to launch a US wireless network as an MVNO. That means that the company would piggyback on existing network infrastructure instead of building out its own towers. But the idea behind Google’s foray into the Mobile Virtual Network Operator space would be for Google to help drive down the cost of mobile […]
Huawei G621 could sport a 64-bit ARM chip
Huawei appears to be testing a smartphone that could be one of the first Android devices to ship with a 64-bit ARM processor. The Huawei G621 showed up recently in the AnTuTu benchmark logs, and it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 processor. Note that this is hardly the first 64-bit phone. Apple’s iPhone […]
Vertu’s next overpriced phone could have decent specs
Luxury phone maker Vertu offers smartphones with premium features like titanium cases with leather covers, sapphire displays, and extraordinarily high price tags. The Vertu Constellation, for instance, sells for over $6,000. At that price, you’d expect a phone with top notch specs, but the Constellation’s hardware was already a bit dated when it launched in 2013. […]
NVIDIA Shield 2 game console could have Tegra K1, 4GB of RAM
NVIDIA’s next handheld gaming device could feature the company’s new Tegra K1 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a higher-resolution display. The company started selling the original NVIDIA Shield handheld game console in mid-2013. I features a Tegra 4 processor, a 5 inch touchscreen display, and a built-in game controller that looks a bit like an […]
Yes, HTC cheats on benchmarks, but soon you’ll be able to too
Benchmark tools such as AnTuTu, Quadrant, and 3DMark are designed to give you an idea of just how powerful a phone, tablet, or other device is. While the tests don’t always reflect real-world performance, they at least make it possible to compare devices and see how they fared on grueling tests of CPU and graphics […]
Unannounced Asus GameBox with Tegra 4 in the works?
Asus may be preparing to launch an Android game console box or handheld system. The folks behind the AnTuTu benchmark noticed some test results and specs for an unannounced system called the Asus GameBox. The Asus GameBox appears to feature an NVIDIA Tegra 4 ARM Cortex-A15 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, and […]
Lilbits (1-21-2014): Humble Audiobook Bundle
While eBooks are generally cheaper than their printed counterparts, audiobooks can still be rather pricey. Take Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, for instance. Amazon charger $10 for the Kindle eBook, $12.64 for the paperback edition, $21.21 for a hardcover copy, and $29.95 for the Audible audio edition. Or you can name your price and get […]