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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ with 4GB of RAM on Geekbench

Samsung's rumor mill has been churning intel predominantly on the Galaxy Note 5 lately, but the Galaxy S6 edge+ has gotten its fair share of attention as well. Interestingly enough, a lot of what was previously established about the dual-edge phablet is about to turn to dust as new info keeps on surfacing. This latest bit comes courtesy of a Geekbench entry, which states that the chipset within the Galaxy S6 edge+ is the home-brewed Exynos 7420, the same found inside the smaller Galaxy S6 edge and its ordinary counterpart, the Galaxy S6. The leaksters had so far been leaning towards a Snapdragon 808 chipset for the S6 edge+, with an updated Exynos 7422 reserved for the Note 5. True, this is not the first time we've heard that Samsung's own SoC may be used, but the latest rumor out of Vietnam wasn't backed by any tangible evidence, so we were a little skeptical. (more…)

YouTube updated with pinch-to-zoom for screens wider than 16:9

Although we didn't really see it coming, taller displays are becoming more the norm when it comes to smartphone hardware. As a result, the 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio won't fit in an 18:9 (or in Samsung and Apple's case with the Note8 and iPhone X: 18.5:9) aspect ratio without black bars. Some manufacturers have included a feature built into the UI that allows you to change the aspect ratio of the app so you can watch video without black bars. For those manufacturers that don't have such a feature baked into the UI, YouTube has added support for crop-zooming YouTube...



Amazon launches ‘Internet’, a low-resource web browser for Android

Amazon has announced a new web browser for Android called Internet. Internet is meant to be a basic, low resource browser for budget Android smartphones. Fittingly, it is only available right now in India where budget smartphones are hugely popular. Internet is fairly basic, in which it really has only a handful of features. The homepage shows you your frequently visited websites and some trending news stories, much like Chrome. You can open multiple tabs and also use private browsing to not save your browsing history. And that's pretty much it, really. The whole browser is just 2MB in...



Doogee to release a curved smartphone

LG and Samsung both tried something new a few years ago: they released smartphones with curved displays. Samsung released the Galaxy Round, a device that had a screen curved along its vertical axis, sort of like a taco shell. Meanwhile, LG released two generations of its LG G Flex - a smartphone that was curved along its horizontal axis. When placed in a pocket, it was flexible enough to go flat and then return to its curve. Remember the Galaxy Round and LG Flexes? Well next year Doogee will try its hand at a curved screen device, with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB storage....



Samsung, Huawei and Apple shipped the most phones in Q3

At the beginning of the month, we showed you Counterpoint Research's numbers for the global Q3 market and today we have a further breakdown, including a cool infographic. To rehash, in the months July through September Samsung captured the most market share (19%), fending off Huawei (14%), which in turn beat Apple (12%). Oppo and Xiaomi ended on par at 9% each, beating vivo's share by a single percentage point. HDM didn't ship that many phones, but its shipments grew 73% over the same three months in 2017. The third quarter of 2018 saw 5% less phones shipped, compared to Q3 of 2017 -...