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MediaTek P60 chipset headed to MWC, Geekbench reveals

MediaTek is working on new chips and occasionally it lets them run a benchmark. A new model, Helio P60, was caught running Geekbench on a device with a tantalizing name - MTK P60 MWC Demo. It sounds like this will be a reference design rather than a phone meant for retail. It did have 4GB of RAM and ran Android 8.1, but the CPU cores used are unknown. Looking at the single-core score, it's too high for Cortex-A53 - it's closer to (though lower than) the scores we get from Cortex-A73. This is an octa-core processor so we're likely looking at a big.LITTLE design. Both scores are...

Meizu chooses 1080p resolution for its next flagship smartphone

Meizu went with the whole QHD resolution touchscreen trend for the MX4 Pro, but apparently the Chinese company was not satisfied with the results. Hence, its next flagship smartphone will sport 'just' a 1080p display.
This information has been made public by Meizu CEO Aber Bai on Weibo today. He says that his company wants to build devices that satisfy consumers in terms of the overall experience, and not products that simply manage to cross of a checklist of parameters. (more…)

Xiaomi Redmi 5 with 4GB of RAM now available

Ever since it was unveiled in December, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 has been available to purchase in China with either 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Perhaps responding to market demand, Xiaomi has now quietly launched a third variation of this model, one that comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It's already up for grabs from Xiaomi's Chinese online store. That extra 1GB of RAM will cost you CNY 200, though, which means around $31 or €25. That's quite the premium considering that the new 4GB model's price is CNY 1,099 ($173 or €139). Then again,...

Samsung launches first Mirror and Transparent OLED panels

At the Retail Asia Expo 2015 in Hong Kong, Samsung unveiled the industry’s first Mirror and Transparent OLED display panels in a showcase for informational browsing and personalized shopping. The exhibition is a proof of concept from Samsung which shows just how these products can be used in consumer electronic devices as it demonstrates the first retail use of advanced commercial OLED panels. The new Samsung Display OLED panel is integrated with Intel RealSense technology which allows it to create solutions like an interactive closet or a “self-modeling” wardrobe which lets users virtually “see” how clothes or other items would fit them. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy X support page goes live

We don't know much about Samsung's foldable Galaxy X outside of the fact that it will have two displays and that it's most likely coming in early 2018. But the phone is coming - the confirmation is here in the form of an official support page for the SM-G888N0 - the Galaxy X model name for South Korea. The support page doesn't reveal any information about the Samsung Galaxy X outside of the fact that it is real and that its announcement will likely come soon. We'll keep our eyes peeled and keep you updated once we learn more. Source | Via 1 | 2