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Today in a surprise announcement, Apple has unveiled refreshes to both the iPad Air and iPad mini lineups. The last releases in the lineups were the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 back in 2015. We had thought Apple had abandoned the models, yet today’s release now breathes fresh air into the devices with much needed internal hardware upgrades as well as new functionality. Apple iPad Comparison iPad Air 2 iPad mini 4 iPad Air (2019) iPad mini (2019) SoC Apple A8X 3 x Typhoon @ 1.5GHz Apple A8 2 x Typhoon @ 1.5GHz Apple A12 Bionic 2 × Vortex @ 2.5GHz 4 × Tempest @ 1.59GHz Display 9.7" 2048x1536 IPS LCD 7.9" 2048x1536 IPS LCD 10.5" 2224x1668 IPS LCD DCI-P3, True Tone 7.9" 2048x1536 IPS LCD DCI-P3, True Tone Dimensions 240 x 169.5 x 6.1mm 437g 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1mm 298.8g 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1mm 456g / 464g 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1mm 300g...

MIPS Announces I7200 32-bit CPU With New nanoMIPS ISA

MIPS has been a common name in the computing industry for over 3 decades now, and nowdays it has been able to carve itself a relevant niche in mobile...

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/1/2018

LG Teases G7 ThinQ 6.1" QHD+ Super Bright LCD

In a blog post by LG, we’ve seen the company announce the display specifications of the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ. The company confirms that the G7 will continue sporting...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/25/2018

Improving The Exynos 9810 Galaxy S9: Part 2 - Catching Up With The Snapdragon

Following our review of the Galaxy S9 there’s been a lot of discussion about both the performance and battery life of Exynos 9810 variants of the Galaxy S9. In...

75 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/20/2018

Motorola Announces Moto g6 and e5

Today Motorola announced six new mid-range and low-end phones in the g6 and e5 series. The G series has been particularly popular in regions such as North America due...

33 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/19/2018

US Cuts off ZTE From American Tech Suppliers

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has announced the activation of a denial order against ZTE, banning the company from US technologies covered...

28 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/17/2018

Cadence Announces Tensilica Vision Q6 DSP

Today’s announcement comes from Cadence, and we see the unveiling of a new DSP IP called the new Tensilica Vision Q6. The Q6 succeeds the Vision P6 which as...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/11/2018

Improving The Exynos 9810 Galaxy S9: Part 1

Last week we published our Galaxy S9 and S9+ review. Based on earlier announcements, we had large expectations from the Exynos 9810 as it promised to be the first...

64 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/4/2018

Live Blog: Huawei P20 & P20 Pro Announcement Event (3:00PM CEST)

We're here in Paris at the Grand Palace to cover Huawei's latest smartphone announcements: The P20 and P20 Pro.

14 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/27/2018

Xiaomi Announces Mi MIX 2S: Snapdragon 845 and Dual Camera for Mi MIX

Today, Xiaomi is announcing its new high mid-range Mi MIX 2S. This is the latest entry in the Mi MIX series, noted for its display that goes all the...

6 by Nate Oh on 3/27/2018

Samsung Exynos 7 9610: Mid-Range With Big Cores

Samsung last week introduced its new Exynos SoC designed for mainstream late 2018/early 2019 smartphones. The Exynos 7 9610 is outfitted with high-performance general-purpose cores, an advanced GPU, a...

8 by Anton Shilov on 3/27/2018

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Review: Exynos and Snapdragon at 960fps

With much anticipation we dwell deep into the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. In this review we look at the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and Samsung Exynos 9810...

191 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/26/2018

Google Releases Android P Developer Preview

Google has released the first developer preview of Android P, the next iteration of the company’s mobile operating system scheduled to be released this year. Developer previews are meant...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/8/2018

Vulkan 1.1 Specification Released: Open-source Tools, SDKs, and Launch Driver Support

Since the release of Vulkan 1.0 in February 2016, the successor to OpenGL slowly but surely made its way into applications and game engines. Today, roughly two years later...

33 by Nate Oh on 3/7/2018

Arm Launches New Mali G52, G31 GPUs, New Display And Video IP

Today Arm announces a new Mali Multimedia Suite of products consisting of GPU, display processor and video processor IPs targeting the mainstream and low-end. The announcement comes at a...

4 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/6/2018

MediaTek Announces New Premium Helio P60 SoC

BARCELONA, ESP – Earlier this week MediaTek announced a new entry in the Helio SoC line-up, the Helio P60. The P60 comes with a strategy change for MediaTek as...

74 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/1/2018

MWC 2018: ASUS Press Event Live Blog (6:30pm UTC, 1:30pm ET)

We're here in Barcelona covering ASUS's press event- expect the new ZenPhone 5!

7 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/27/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 700 Series Platform: Carving Out A Niche for Sub-Premium

As part of their Mobile World Congress 2018 presentation this morning, Qualcomm is ever so slightly taking the wraps off of a new tier of Snapdragon platform SoCs. Dubbed...

40 by Ryan Smith on 2/27/2018

Bringing Vulkan to Apple's Platforms: Khronos Group Announces Open Source MoltenVK 1.0 & SDKs

One of the unfortunate outcomes of Apple's desire to build their own top-to-bottom software ecosystems is that the company has gradually pulled away from supporting common APIs, particularly in...

19 by Nate Oh on 2/26/2018

Galaxy S9 Exynos 9810 Hands-On - Awkward First Results

Following our launch article I promised an update on the performance scores of the Exynos 9810 variant of the Galaxy S9. I was able to have some time with...

123 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/25/2018

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S9 and S9+

Today Samsung is announcing the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Both devices bring iterative designs over the Galaxy S8 – which is not a bad thing. The camera sees significant...

58 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/25/2018

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