Samsung working on 11nm chipsets for its mid to high-end phones

It looks like Samsung is developing a new type of chipset for some of its future devices. On Monday, the Korean phone maker announced the addition of a 11nm (nanometer) FinFET process technology to its foundry process portfolio. 
In its press release, Samsung states that the new 11LPP (low power plus) process offers a performance increase of up to 15% compared to the chipsets built on the 14LPP technology. Such 14nm CPUs can be found on some members of Samsung’s 2017 A and J series. Also, chipsets built on the 11LPP technology …


LG V30 goes official: stunning bezel-less design and high-end audio in one powerful package

LG launched its V-series of smartphones in 2015 with the introduction of the LG V10 – a curious device stacked with unique features, some of which borderline experimental, such as a secondary display solely dedicated to displaying notifications, two front-facing cameras for super-wide-angle selfie shots, and of course, an excellent Hi-Fi DAC that has since become a staple of LG smartphones and a fan’s favorite. The experimentation continued through last year with the V20, which inherited the “ticker” display from the V10, but added a second wide-angle shooter on its back …

Samsung is making a high-end flip phone that looks like a Galaxy S8, but there's a catch

You might not see many (if any at all) flip phones around these days, but that does not mean that the form factor is dead.
In fact, Samsung is preparing to release a brand new high-end flip phone that features Galaxy S8-like styling. At least according to these leaked pictures that portray what looks a nearly finalized device. Keep in mind, though, that Samsung has not officially confirmed the existence of the model just yet.
The new Samsung flip phone carries model number SM-G9298, and the particular model pictured …

First press render of Samsung's high-end flip phone (SM-W2018) leaked out

Samsung is readying not one, but two high-end Android smartphones for the second half of the year. The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be unveiled on August 23, but another flagship meant to the Chinese market is likely to be introduced very soon, the so-called Samsung SM-W2018.

The sequel to the SM-W2017, the upcoming smartphone will feature a clamshell form factor, just like the predecessor. Information about the device leaked for the first time earlier this month when we’ve learned about the phone’s wireless charging feature.

Less than a week ago, new details …

Samsung's high-end Android flip phone may sport SD-835 and 6GB of RAM

Samsung’s W-series phones are high-end handsets with a flip form factor. The melding of the old and new works out just fine for those who miss their old device, but want to have the most up to date software and specs. The SM-W2018 is expected to be the latest W-series handset coming from Samsung. Back in May, the phone was certified by China’s regulatory TENAA agency. At the time, the handset was powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset and carried 4GB of RAM inside. Earlier this month, the manual for the phone leaked revealing that wireless charging will be a feature on the phone.

Today, a …

High-end Nokia 8 allegedly leaks out, dual Zeiss camera included

Over the week-end, we told you that an Android-based Nokia 8 could be released in the near future. Now, we have what seem to be the first legit renders showing the Nokia 8 in all its glory.

Revealed by Venture Beat, the renders allegedly present the front and back of the Nokia 8. Obviously, this is a handset that doesn’t stray too much from the design of HMD’s current line-up of smartphones (Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3).

The yet-to-be-announced Nokia 8 has pretty thin bezels on the right and left side of its screen, but the top and bottom bezels are certainly on the thick side. …

High-end Nokia 8 allegedly coming soon, could cost less than $600

After launching the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6, HMD Global is now (seemingly) getting ready to introduce at least one higher-end Android smartphone. Recently, we heard that a Nokia 8 and a Nokia 9 might be around the corner, and now we’re learning that only one of these models may be released in the near future: the Nokia 8.

According to German website WinFuture (usually a reliable source), the Nokia 8 has the model number TA-1004. Not long ago, it’s been assumed that the TA-1004 would be launched as the Nokia 9, but WinFuture has it that the phone’s final name should be Nokia 8. …

Nokia 9 gets benchmarked by AnTuTu revealing specs for the high-end model

The Nokia 9 is the high end version of the new series of Nokia branded smartphones released by licensee HMD. A smidgen more than a week ago, the phone was benchmarked on Geekbench and put up noteworthy scores of 2255 on the single-core test and 7770 on the multi-core test. Today, the handset was discovered on the AnTuTu benchmark site which revealed some specs belonging to the device.

With the model number Nokia TA-1004 (the same model number seen on Geekbench), the Nokia 9 will feature a display carrying a resolution of 1440 x 2560, according to AnTuTu. While the size of the screen was …

Google to introduce a high-end VR headset at Google I/O?

Now that we’ve arrived at Google I/O, we hope to find out if there is any truth to the rumor about Google introducing a high-end stand alone VR headset during the developer conference. While the company’s previous two VR headsets required a smartphone to work, (Google Cardboard, Daydream VR) this new headset will be a standalone device similar to other high-end models such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

While this device could still come to market using the Daydream VR name, it is expected to be first to sport a feature that allows users to track their positions and movements without requiring …

Xperia XZ Premium pre-orders now taken by Sony in Europe, high-end headphones offered as gift to early adopters

Several Sony e-stores in Europe are now officially taking pre-orders for the company’s 2017 flagship – the Xperia XZ Premium. While some third-party retailers already had pre-order listings on their websites for the last couple of months, what’s interesting to note here is that we have an official MSRP for the device alongside additional information regarding the gifts for early adopters. 
For example, purchasing an XZ Premium in the UK will cost you £649, and if you reserve your unit before the end of the month, you’ll be able to …