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Samsung’s dedicated AI chips to outclass Apple and Huawei in the second half of the year

Apple and Huawei have already introduced AI-focused chipsets last year, the A11 Bionic and Kirin 970, respectively. Not one to allow itself to be left out of the latest trends in the mobile world, Samsung is reportedly working tirelessly on a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) of its own. For mobile devices, the company is said to have already reached "the technological levels of Apple and Huawei", or so unnamed sources in Korea claim. Samsung will even "come up with better chips" (than Apple and Huawei) "for sure in the second half of the year". The race is on, then. Samsung Galaxy...



Nokia X5 to arrive on July 18, this time for real

Nokia X5 was on its way to be unveiled on July 11, but due to an issue with the venue, HMD Global had to postpone the event. Today the company announced on Weibo the new unveiling date - July 18. The Nokia X5 will have a 5.84" screen with HD+ resolution and 19:9 ratio. The chipset is likely to be Helio P60 and coupled with 3/4 GB RAM, according to TENAA. There is a dual 13 MP + 5 MP camera on the back, coupled with a fingerprint scanner, following a similar design in all current Nokia smartphones. Since the Nokia X5 has less impressive specs than the Nokia X6, it is expected to be a...



Asus Zenfone 4 series is now official for Europe

As scheduled, Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has officially announced its Zenfone 4 series of smartphones for Europe. The unveiling took place during the We Love Photo press event in Rome. "We are very thrilled to announce the availability of the ZenFone 4 family to all of Europe," said CEO Jerry Shen during the event. The series consists of several devices, including the ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, and ZenFone 4 Max. Key details like European pricing of these models as well as their launch dates in the region, however, weren't...



Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL have IP53 dust and water resistance

Yesterday Google finally unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL, its first smartphones. Throughout its event, however, the company never once mentioned whether the two have any sort of dust or water resistance rating. An IP53 certification was rumored last month for the duo, ahead of the announcement. And now the search giant has apparently confirmed to Droid-Life that the Pixel and Pixel XL indeed do come with the IP53 rating - despite this not being mentioned in its official specs pages for the handsets. (more…)

Moto Z3 Play to hit the US and India in a few days

The Motorola Moto Z3 Play became official at the start of the month in Brazil and it's now making its way to shelves in India and the US. We already reported that Amazon will add the Moto Z3 Play to its Prime offers and will start shipping the phone on July 29. Motorola's own site is accepting pre-orders and promises to ship them starting on July 2. According to early retail information, Indian buyers will be able to get their hands on the Moto Z3 Play in the first week of July. There's no price information for India yet. The Brazilian asking price starts at BRL 2,299 (INR...