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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition, Oppo’s in-house chips, and Hyper’s big new batteries

This week Google officially launched the first smartphones powered by its own Google Tensor processors, and Apple unveiled new MacBook Pro laptops powered by the company’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. There seems to be a growing trend of device makers designing their own processors rather than using off-the-shelf chips from Intel, AMD, […]

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Lilbits: 35W Alder Lake-T leaked, iOS 15 released, Android 12.1 is coming for foldables

Intel’s 12th-gen Core processors, code-named “Alder Lake” will combine high-performance CPU cores and high-efficiency cores in order to balance performance and power consumption. Details have a way of leaking though, and FanlessTech has posted a list of Alder Lake-T processors, which are expected to be 35-watt chips for low-power desktops. In other tech news from […]

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Oppo says its new under-display camera snaps better photos

Oppo is showing off an update to its under-screen smartphone camera technology, which it says can take better photos while also maintaining screen consistency. It’s the latest salvo in the ongoing war on screen bezels, which first resulted in smartphones with camera notches and then cameras with punch hole displays. Most recently, we’ve started to […]

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OnePlus is merging OxygenOS and ColorOS, promises up to 4 years of security updates

Chinese phone makers OnePlus and Oppo share a parent company and there have always been similarities between the hardware produced by the two companies. Soon there will be more similarities between the software as well. Last month the companies announced that they’d be integrating more of their operations with one another. Now we know at […]

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OnePlus and Oppo are getting even cozier (but the brands will remain distinct)

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has announced that the company plans to “further integrate” with Oppo, another Chinese phone maker (but one that makes smartphones which are not typically sold in North America). The move probably won’t have much impact on consumers moving forward, but it means we’re likely to see even more similarities between future […]

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Lilbits: Wireless Air Charging, E Ink color improvements, and VR is coming to the PS5

Chinese phone maker Oppo has announced it’s licensing its VOOC fast charging technology for use in automobiles, third-party chargers, and other products. But the company is also demonstrating a new wireless charging technology called Wireless Air Charging that makes it easier to charge gadgets when you place them near a charging mat, and not necessarily in […]

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Oppo has a rollable smartphone too, and here’s what it looks like in action

For months, LG has been teasing its LG Rollable smartphone with a screen that expands to give you a tablet-sized device at the touch of a button. But LG’s smartphone business has been underperforming, and it’s unclear at this point whether the phone will ever see the light of day. But rollable smartphone technology? It’s […]

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Oppo introduces tri-fold “slide-phone” concept design

Smartphones are getting weird again. After years of seeing companies release rectangular slab after rectangular slab, these days we’re seeing the rise of foldables as well as niche devices with keyboards, repairable parts, open source software, and whatever the heck it is LG is trying to do with the LG Wing. Now Oppo is showing […]

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OPPO unveils rollable smartphone display concept design

Smartphones with foldable displays are now a thing… an expensive thing, but a thing nonetheless. Dual-screen phones are here as well. What’s next? Rollables, apparently. LG has already teased that its next Explorer Edition device will be a smartphone with a screen that unrolls to become tablet-sized. Now Chinese phone maker Oppo has stolen a […]