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Lilbits: Next-gen iPad mini leaked, next-gen Samsung everything leaked too

Apple’s next iPad mini could have a bigger screen, slimmer bezels, and a much faster processor. Samsung’s next-gen foldable smartphones could debut in August, along with new smartwatches (running Wear OS rather than Tizen), and wireless earbuds. Leak season is upon us. Oh, who am I kidding, every season is leak season. But the sources […]

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Lilbits: OnePlus caught cheating at benchmarks, Choetech caught cheating on product reviews

Amazon’s crackdown on pay-to-play reviews (where companies basically bribe customers to leave positive reviews) seems to be continuing. The latest company caught up is Choetech, maker of a range of devices including charging accessories and USB hubs. The company’s Amazon storefront is still accessible, but there are no products available for purchase. Meanwhile, smartphone maker […]

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Lilbits: Intellivision Amico, Rock Pi X, and PinePhone KDE Community Edition

The Intellivision Amico is a new game console with an old name. First announced in 2018, the new console is scheduled to ship in April and gets its name from a classic game system that was first released in 1979. Rather than focus on bleeding edge graphics, the Amico is designed for casual and party […]

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Next year’s Android phones will be almost as fast as last year’s iPhones

Smartphones featuring Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 processor are expected to begin shipping in early 2021 and when the chip maker unveiled its next-gen flagship earlier this month, Qualcomm promised up to a 25 percent boost in CPU performance, a 35 percent improvement in graphics, and even bigger gains in some AI tasks. Now the company […]

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OneGx1 benchmarks (7 inch mini laptop with Intel Core i5-10210Y)

One Netbook’s latest small computer 1.4 pound mini notebook called the OneGx1. It has a 7 inch touchscreen display, an Intel Core i5-10210Y Amber Lake processor, support for up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of PCIe NVMe storage, optional support for 4G LTE or 5G connectivity, and an optional set of detachable game controllers. […]

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Lilbits 386: Cheating at benchmarks

Benchmark utilities are designed to let you run the same exact test on multiple phones, PCs, or other devices so you can get an apples-to-apples comparison and see how they stack up against one another in terms of CPU, graphics, memory, and storage performance, among other things. At least that’s the idea. In practice, some […]

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Snapdragon 855 benchmarks paint a picture of Qualcomm’s fastest smartphone chip to date (for what it’s worth)

Odds are that most high-end smartphones launched in 2019 will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor. Officially launched in December, the chip features a new CPU design, upgraded graphics, and support for faster memory. The chip maker says users can expect up to 45 percent better CPU performance and up to 20 percent better graphics. But […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150, Apple A12X Bionic benchmarks leaked

Qualcomm’s next chip for high-end smartphones hasn’t been released (or even officially announced yet), but that didn’t stop Royoley from introducing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150-powered FlexPai folding phone yesterday. So it’s not that surprising that Snapdragon 8150 listings are starting to show up in the online database for benchmarking utility Geekbench and if the test […]

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Lilbits 327: Will Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 be fast enough?

Qualcomm is working on a new processor designed specifically for Windows tablets and laptops. It’s called the Snapdragon 850 and it’s basically a sibling to the Snapdragon 845 chip that powers the latest high-end Android smartphones, but it’s optimized for larger devices that have more space to help dissipate heat, which could allow the chip […]