LG G6 to be released on March 10, Samsung Galaxy S8 confirmed for April 21

It’s long been rumored (on quite a few occasions) that Samsung will make the much anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8+ official at an event in New York on March 29, with the new flagships’ release date being April 21, at least for markets other than South Korea.

And today a new report from the company’s home country comes to confirm those dates, with one important difference. Whereas it’s said that Samsung initially wanted to launch the Galaxy S8 in Korea a week earlier than the global release date of April 21, it’s now decided against that. As such, both the S8 and S8+ are set to go on sale…

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Meizu to launch super fast mCharge 4.0 at MWC

Meizu has already scheduled a MWC press event on February 28 in Barcelona. Its slogan is Faster Than Ever, but that’s all the hints we got so far.

According to the latest rumors though, the star of the Meizu show will be mCharge 4.0. That’s quite obvious in fact, just look at that big lightning sign on the invitation.

The next iteration of mCharge should further improve on the technology and could fully charge a depleted smartphone battery in just 45 minutes. The 4.0 revision is rumored to use a 9V/4A charger (36W), which means it will charge at lower 9V voltage (down from 12V)…

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Archos 101 Saphir rugged tablet goes official

Archos joins the pre-MWC fever with the announcement of the 101 Saphir rugged tablet. It has a 10.1″ display, MediaTek chipset with 1GB of RAM, a 6,000 mAh battery, but most importantly – a drop and water-resistant body.

The 101 Saphir has a 10.1″ IPS screen of 1280x800px resolution and runs on the MT8163 chip with quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU at 1.3GHz, Mali-T720MP2 GPU, and 1GB of RAM.

The 101 Saphir has the same IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, and its design is shock-proof, too. Archos subsidiary Logic Instruments, which has a rich experience in embedded and…

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Asus ZenFone Live debuts with real-time beautification cameras

Remember the Zenfone 3 Go that leaked last week? Well Asus silently introduced it with a different name – Zenfone Live (ZB501KL), targeted at the selfie fans. The device may have average specs but the highlight is the BeautyLive app that lets you stream live through the 13 MP main camera or the 5 MP front one while applying a beautification filter on your face.

The main camera has 1.4µm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture and 82-degree field of view. The front one comes with a soft light LED selfie flash. The Live part of the name Zenfone Live (ZB501KL) actually reminds you that you can…

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Samsung unveils Exynos 9 – a 10nm chip to challenge the Snapdragon 835

Samsung’s Exynos chipset is venturing into 10nm territory with the latest Exynos 9 Series 8895. This chip promises up to 27% higher performance and 40% lower power consumption than a comparable 14nm chip.

The chipset features an octa-core CPU starring second generation custom Samsung cores (four of them) as the big cluster while Cortex-A53 (again, four) reprises its role as the little cluster. The GPU is a Mali-G71, which has it’s eye on VR. It should have as much as 20 cores!

Samsung maintains parity with Qualcomm by offering a Gigabit LTE modem – that’s 1Gpbs down and 150Mbps up….

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