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Geekbench confirms Snapdragon 845, 10 GB RAM on Vivo NEX 2

Rumors that had surfaced earlier this year had claimed that Vivo will be launching a phone with 10 GB of RAM before the end of the year. Recent reports have revealed that the Vivo NEX 2 flagship cameraphone that is scheduled to go official on Dec. 12 will be featuring 10 GB of RAM. Today, a Vivo cameraphone with model volume V1821A has surfaced on Geekbench. It looks to be the Vivo NEX 2 dual show cameraphone that is scheduled to go official next week. The Vivo NEX 2 (V1821A) Geekbench listing has revealed that it will be fueled by the Sd 845 which also powered the original Vivo NEX cameraphone. The SoC will be supported by 10 GB of RAM. The smartphone is loaded with Android 9 Pie OS. In the single-core test, the smartphone has recorded a score of 2220 and it has scored 8467. The specifications of the Vivo NEX 2 have surfaced in bits and pieces. The phone has been approved by 3C authority in China through which it has ben confirmed that it will be enabled with support for 22.5W rapid charging technology. It will be featuring a big present of 6.5 inches on the front. The backside of the smartphone is said to be fitted with a 5.5-inch display. It is the second dual display cameraphone in the recent times whenever the Nubia X phone that was earlier in October. The Vivo NEX 2 is very likely to function an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Lunar Ring RGB-lit for notifications is present on the rear side of the smartphone. The rear-facing cameras can be used for shooting much better selfies. The rear present can function as a viewfinder while shooting selfies. Hence, there is no selfie digital camera on the frontside of the smartphone. It is speculated that the third digital camera scanner may perhaps be a Time of Flight (ToF) 3D stereo sensor for accurately mapping objects in 3D.

Huawei releases schedule for GPU Turbo update for its smartphones

Huawei has announced the list of devices that will be getting its GPU Turbo feature. Along with device names, the company also revealed approximately when these devices will be getting the feature in a future update. All in all, there are fourteen devices that have been confirmed to receive the update. The update will start rolling out next month for devices such as the new Mate 10 and the P20 Pro. Others will be receiving it in September and some, such as the Mate 9 and P10 Plus in November. The GPU Turbo feature is a bit of a head scratcher. Huawei claims it will improve...

Great powered ZUK Z2 with ISOCELL camera

The ZUK Z2 arrives tactfully late after the Z2 Pro. It has a metal frame and a honking big battery, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a Snapdragon 820 chipset, all served up at CNY 1,800 ($275/€245). The ZUK Z2 has a slightly smaller screen than the Pro version - 5" 1080p - which is covered with 2.5D Curved glass. The phone is slightly thicker, 8.5mm vs. 7.5mm, but comes with a bigger battery, 3,500mAh vs. 3,100mAh. Quick Charge 3.0 is supported over the USB Type-C port (80% in 1 hour), but you can also grab a wireless charging pad for CNY 300. The Z2 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset, a jump of several generations over the S801 in the original ZUK. You get a generous 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage (no microSD card slot this time either). (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S8 listed for pre-order in the UK at £799

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a few weeks away from announcement, not to mention a month and a half from being available, but UK retailer MobileFun is already taking pre-orders. Putting aside all the rush, it's the price of the handset that we find most intriguing here. The number is £799, and for that you'd be getting a 64GB version of the smaller, 5.8-inch, non-Plus model. That's a pretty hefty sum, especially when you think of the Galaxy S7's price at launch, which was £549. Even the S7 edge was a much easier to swallow £639 a year ago. For those that can't afford an S8, deals are...

Essential PH-1 now officially supported on Verizon

Just after Essential hosted an AMA on Reddit where customers and fans asked their most riveting questions about the smartphone startup, Andy Rubin confirmed that the Essential PH-1 is now officially compatible with Verizon's network. Wouldn't you know it, Andy Rubin tweeted out the following on Friday evening. Update: Verizon certification complete. Thanks for your patience. Might need to reboot your phone. Happy Friday!— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) September 16, 2017 In fact, just Thursday, Andy Rubin replied to a question in Essential's Reddit AMA about Verizon compatibility by...