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Realme U1 box images and AnTuTu benchmark score pop up

Realme is set to launch its upcoming U1 smartphone and by the looks of it, it's already out in the wild. So the latest leak is here to give us a sneak peek of the retail box, the waterdrop-styled notch and the overall performance of the new Helio P70 chipset. Alleged Realme U1 retail box The photo below shows the Helio P70 winning against Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 chipset running on the Redmi Note 6 Pro and Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 710 chip in the Honor 8X. Supposedly, the Realme U1 will come at a considerably lower price too as the company is known for its aggressive...

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) and J5 (2017) unveiled: 13MP cams and octa-core processors on a budget

The Galaxy J3 (2017) welcomes company - the 5.5" Galaxy J7 (2017) and the 5.2" Galaxy J5 (2017). All of them run Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung's custom UI on top. Note that Samsung seems to have jumped the gun with this announcement, the J5 and J7 are not up on the company site yet (well, not where they should be, anyway). The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) boasts splash resistance (IP54), which the other two lack. It's also the only one with a 1080p screen (5.5"), though the whole family comes with Super AMOLED panels. And you get the best selfie camera with the J7, a 13MP shooter with a...

ARM unveils mid-range Mali-G52 GPU as well as the entry-level G31

Over a year ago, ARM introduced the Mali-G51 GPU for mid-range chipsets. However, it didn't see any use, chipset makers stuck to G71/G72 and just dialed back the number of cores. Well, time for another go - here are the Mali-G52 for the mid-range and G31 for the entry-level. Mali-G52 The Mali-G52 promises a 30% boost in "performance density" compared to a G51 on the same process node. Since bigger chips cost more, with G52 chipset designers can get higher frame rates for the same price or a cheaper chip with the same performance. Power efficiency gets a modest 15% bump. And...

Huawei slows down cameraphone handiwork thanks to recent US Sanctions

With the US crack down hard on Huawei intensifying, the effects of the recent sanctions have started to prove, with a DigiTimes report revealing that the Chinese tech giant has slowed down its handcraft of phones.

Amidst the stricter regulations being placed upon Huawei, the manufacturer has had to slow down its pace of orders from its smartphone ODMs. For these unaware, the US has been successful in cutting cpu deliver to the Chinese vendor. After the manufacturer lost TSMC like its key cpu supplier, the US government Furthermore amended its regulations to further more hamper its provide chain. Now, Huawei can’t source technology that has originated from America, without having a unique license being issued. Huawei slows down smartphone production due to recent US Sanctions 2 Being a important player in the smartphone market, this means that the company stands to lose a ton of grounds in the market share. In other words, we can be expecting additional companies to fill in the void produced within the market. According to sources close to a certain Chinese smartphone ODM, the company is reducing its orders to better cope with the intensifying pressure from the US Government. Because Huawei lost Google support on its Android smartphones, the manufacturer has faced a decline in its various overseas markets. This means that China is currently its biggest and most important market. So, the slowed pace of telephone output may noticeably hamper its smartphone profits in the region in 2020. We could Furthermore expect another Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo to get advantage of the situation. Source

Sony Xperia XZ Premium gets its first update as well

Not only the HTC U11, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium has also started receiving its first update. The update arrives as build number 45.0.A.5.1 for most regions, 45.0.A.5.6 for the single the SIM variant (G8141) in South Korea, and 45.0.A.5.8 for dual SIM model (G8142) in Taiwan. As for included changes, the update brings along Android security fixes for the month of June. No other major changes are there. Given that it's an OTA roll out, it might take time for the update to hit your device. Via