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Some Intel Kaby Lake-Y benchmarks (4.5 watt Core i5-7Y54)

Intel’s 7th-Gen Core processor family for laptops can be divided into two categories: there are 15 watt Kaby Lake-U series chips that offer higher performance, and 4.5 watt Kaby Lake-Y chips that are designed for use in thin and light computer, often with fanless designs. For the past few chip generations, Intel has branded its Y […]

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Google’s Project Ara modular phone benchmarked… or at least one version

Google’s Project Ara is an effort to design a modular smartphone, allowing you to swap out the processor, memory, screen, camera, battery hardware for different modules. While Google didn’t manage to launch a pilot project in 2015 as originally planned, the company is hoping to begin rolling out a test this year. And it looks like […]

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OnePlus mini leak paints picture of a 4.6 inch flagship phone

OnePlus may have already launched two smartphones this year, but there’s always room for thirds, right? An unannounced OnePlus smartphone recently showed up in the database of benchmarking utility GFXBench, and if the specs are accurate, it looks like OnePlus could be planning to launch a new phone with the same high-end features as the […]

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Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5 (2013) benchmarks and initial performance notes

The Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones are the first members of the Nexus family to feature fingerprint sensors. They’re also the first to feature USB Type-C ports and the phones also have better cameras and bigger batteries than their predecessors. But how do they stack up in terms of performance? I’ve only had a […]

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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 […]

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Next-gen Amazon Kindle Fire to sport Snapdragon 805 power?

Amazon’s Fire Phone may have just begun shipping, but there’s a good chance the company is already getting ready to launch its next device. It’s been nearly a year since the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX line of tablets hit the streets, and if leaked benchmarks are anything to go by, it looks like a next-generation Fire […]

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Intel says Moorefield tops Snapdragon 801 in graphics benchmarks

Benchmark tools are best taken with a grain of salt, but they provide at least one way to compare performance between devices. And Intel is using FutureMarks’ 3DMark test for Android to make the claim that its new chip for smartphones and tablets offers better graphics performance than one of the fastest ARM-based chips on […]

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Lilbits (5-22-2014): Early look at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 CPU

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 processor will be the company’s most powerful chip to date when it launches in the second half of 2014… but it’s not that much faster than the Snapdragon 801 CPU that’s already available. AnandTech reports that where it really shines is in select graphic tests, thanks to the new Adreno 440 graphics technology. […]

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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. […]

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Lilbits (5-15-2014): What to expect from the NVIDIA Tegra K1

The first tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor is on the way, and there’s a chance we could see more soon. So what kind of performance can we expect from the platform? If early benchmark results are anything to go by, it really is one of the fastest ARM-based chips to date. Phoronix reports that […]