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Nokia 8.1 inching closer to launch, NCC report from Taiwan says so

The Nokia 8.1 was first spotted on Geekbench a few weeks ago giving out some of the specs, including the Snapdragon 710 chipset. The new NCC filing from Taiwan might suggest we are looking at imminent launch. The report lists a Nokia device with model number TA-1119 but as always, doesn't disclose anything specific about the device itself. That's TENAA specialty. Anyway, rumor has it the device will sport a notch, a rear-mounted fingerprint reader and will run Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Still, the Nokia 8.1 remains pretty secretive so we have to wait a little bit longer for...



Nokia 8 Sirocco benchmarks – the Snapdragon 835 still rocks

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is Nokia's most powerful phone until the Nokia 9 comes out. It packs the best hardware 2017 could offer - a Snapdragon 835 with 6GB of RAM - but is that enough for 2018? Of course it is. The Nokia 8 Sirocco may lose some synthetic tests against the few phones with a Snapdragon 845 - Sony Xperia XZ2 and Samsung Galaxy S9 - but is otherwise ridiculously fast for just about anything you would do with your phone. The Snapdragon 835 is made up of eight Kryo cores - four clocked at 2.5GHz and another four working at a maximum of 1.8GHz. Graphics are handled by an Adreno...



Google Play Friday Deals: up to 80% off on premium games, 50% off movies

If you don't like crowds, then Black Friday is not your type holiday. Why don't you stay at home and play some premium Android games? The Google Play Store is offering discounts of up to 80% on games. Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, Lego Jurassic World, Don't Starve: Pocket Edition, Farming Simulator 16 and many others are on sale. You can also catch up with the original Monument Valley. You will also find discounts on hundreds of apps, up to 50% off. Starting tomorrow, you can relax with some music - more specifically 4 months of Google Play for free. Or buy a movie, it's 50%...



Meizu Note 9 scores 180,381 points on AnTuTu

Meizu went formally with the low-cost and premium mid-range Meizu Note 9 today in China. The device happens to be the second model whenever the Redmi note 7 Pro to function Qualcomm’s most recent Sd 675 chipset. until recently, Meizu phones hardly function Qualcomm chipset so the Meizu Note 9 is a extra special phone. This is the most powerful Qualcomm chipset we’ve seen on a Meizu phone because the company settled its dispute with the US chipmaker. On AnTuTu, the Meizu Note 9 recorded a lofty score of 180,381 which is fairly impressive for a mid-range model. The score is even higher than the AnTuTu score what the Sd 675 posted after it was benchmarked a few months back. Back in January, AnTuTu posted a score of 174,402 points for the SD675. Hence this fresh score is plain surprising. We can’t reveal why the score is higher presently but it is possible the SD675 chipset onboard the Meizu Note 9 is clocked at the highest frequency. The Sd 675 chipset is surprisingly extra powerful than the Sd 710 what had an AnTuTu score of 170K. It is equally a lot more strong than the Sd 670 SoC what managed to score 150,000 points. In addition, Meizu’s Hyper Gaming tech for optimized gaming performance through GPU acceleration is Furthermore on the Note 9. This may also be responsible for the higher benchmark score. Meizu note 9 scores 180,381 points on antutu As a reminder, the Meizu Note 9 attributes a 6.2-inch IPS LCD panel with a waterdrop-style notch. It adopts the 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a display ratio of 89.23%. The panel has a full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels. The device arrives with 6GB of RAM with 64 GB/128 GB memory settings what can’t be extended. There is a massive 4000Ah battery onboard with support for 18W mCharge rapid charging technology. Meizu even bundled an 18w charger in the retail box. The cameraphone runs Android 9 Pie Operation system customized with the most recent Flyme 7.2 UI. Source



BlackBerry Keyone to launch for Telus’ consumer customers soon

As scheduled, the BlackBerry Keyone went on sale in Canada yesterday. It's available through most of the major carriers in the country, including Telus. However, only those with business accounts on Telus are currently eligible to purchase the phone. That's going to change as the carrier has now confirmed that their consumer customers will also be able to grab a unit very soon. Sadly, an exact date or time frame wasn't confirmed, but with the official confirmation published it probably won't take long. Meanwhile, the Keyone also went on sale in the US yesterday. The device...