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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ runs on Snapdragon 898

A powerful Galaxy Tab is coming your way.

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A Vivo phone with the forthcoming Snapdragon 898 performed Geekbench back in September, but the early result was hampered by low clock rates. Now that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8+ has had a go, the results are looking better, albeit they may still be a work in progress.

The Samsung SM-X808U completed the run; deciphering the model number, this appears to be the Tab S8+ with 5G for the United States. It has 8 GB of RAM and was running Android 12 at the time (not 12L by the looks of it, but that may be a wrong identification by the benchmark).

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ unofficial render

The single-core score is 1,211 points, while the multi-core score is 3,193 points. For comparison, the Galaxy S22+ with Exynos 2200 scored 1,073 single-core points and 3,389 multi-core points in a previous test. Both chipsets will be manufactured in the same foundries (Samsung 4nm) and will feature essentially identical CPU configurations – one prime Cortex-X2, three Cortex-A710, and for the A510, one Cortex-A510.

Note that the X2 in the Exynos test was not running at full speed, so these early comparisons aren’t very useful (in that case, as with the Vivo, the issue seems to have been a conservative, power-saving governor). The 898 appears to have been running at the usual speeds, with the prime core clocking in at 3.0 GHz, the mid-cores at 2.5 GHz, and the little cores at 1.8 GHz.

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We’ll have to wait a little longer for trustworthy benchmarks to compare the two new Android flagship chips (plus the Dimensity 2000), as well as discuss generational advancements over the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100.

For now, here’s a refresher on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+’s rumored specifications. It will sport a 12.4″ OLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a Snapdragon 898 processor (an Exynos version is to be announced), 8 GB of RAM, and storage options of 128 GB and 256 GB. A 10,090 mAh battery will power the tablet, which will allow 45W rapid charging. On the back, there will be a 13+5 MP camera, while on the front, there will be an under-display fingerprint reader and quad speakers.

A standard Galaxy Tab S8 and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra are both in the works. They’ll probably debut in January or February, potentially alongside the Galaxy S22.

RV Cuarto is the founder and editor-in-chief of EveryTechEver, a startup team of writers and researchers. He started in tech journalism in the early days of 2012 as the founder of the successful tech site Nokia Revolution. His belt of experience spans across the industry, from consumer electronics, data operations, and cloud computing, with several brands including Dell, Nokia, Realme, and Huawei. He is also an HIV advocate and a public speaker. He spends his free time singing, playing mobile games, and experimenting with new recipes in his kitchen. Follow him on Tiktok.

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Vivo T1 5G and Vivo T1x are now official, made for gamers

I Am Turbo Ready.

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Vivo, one of the leading smartphone brands in the country, has announced that it is powering up to release a unique addition to its upper mid-range premium smartphone lineup. Having already set the standard for smartphones that deliver quality at an affordable price tag, the upcoming launch hints at yet another device that delivers high quality for its price. But what consumers, particularly Filipino gamers, can look forward to are specs that are specially tailored to elevate their mobile gaming experience.

Promising multi-dimensional performance with turbo speed, the new lineup aims to bring an unbounded digital experience to the market with this upcoming launch.

What do we know about the new T series?

Having already been launched in other countries, Vivo’s T series has garnered much attention in the past weeks for its powerful specifications and turbo capabilities, which leads one to wonder if this series could be the same line-up that Vivo Philippines is preparing to launch in the country in the coming days.

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  • vivo t1

What is already known from the Vivo T1 series is that both are powered by high-performing 778G and 680 Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm. With this series’ turbo-powered chipsets, Vivo is anticipated to penetrate the smartphone gaming arena. The series also features 4G and a 5G variant, with each of the models sporting particularized features from AMOLED display to a skin-friendly exterior that all point to the series’ suitability for mobile gaming.

Both variants are also equipped with competitive camera specs, making them a good choice for those who lead on-the-go digital lifestyles.

Are you turbo ready?

vivo has announced that the official launch and online availability of the series in question will be sometime in May 2022. For more information on Vivo’s latest news and updates, please head to Vivo’s official Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channels.

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Honor Play 30 goes official with 5G connectivity in China

A new budget 5G phone has just arrived!

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Honor Play 30

Chinese tech firm Honor continues to widen its series of budget-centric devices with the release of its latest entry-level, 5G-enabled device in China — the Play 30. It features the Snapdragon 480+ 5G chip, with a big 5,000mAh battery and the inclusion of the microSD slot, that’s up to 512GB.

Honor Play 30 Specifications

The Honor Play 30 offers an enormous 6.5-inch HD+ display in an LCD panel. It comes equipped with a waterdrop notch which houses the 5MP selfie snapper camera, as well as a 13MP sensor on the back. While the back is reminiscent of Apple’s design with the iPhone 13 series, it is worth noting that the other circle is just an LED flash, nothing else.

The phone opts in for the Snapdragon 480+ 5G chipset with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also has a microSD slot that expands up to 512GB and runs on Android 11-based Magic UI 5.0 out-of-the-box. A big 5,000mAh battery is what keeps the lights on but only charges at 10W. Other noteworthy features are the USB Type-C port and the 3.5mm audio jack.

Pricing & Availability

The Honor Play 30 comes in four colorways – Black, White, Gold, and Blue though the latter seems more of a glowing one. The phone is now listed for pre-orders, however, the pricing and availability details are yet to be revealed.

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iQOO Neo6 SE goes official with Snapdragon 870 in China

A new mid-range handset from iQOO is now here!

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iQOO, Vivo‘s gaming-oriented sub-brand, earlier today adds another mid-range contender to the Neo-series portfolio in China. Meet — the Neo6 SE, a mid-range handset designed to tick every high-end essential at an affordable price.

iQOO Neo6 SE Specifications

The iQOO Neo6 SE boasts an enormous 6.62-inch Full HD+ display in an AMOLED panel. It has a 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch-sampling rate, and a 1,200Hz instant-touch sampling rate backed by a 1,300-nits peak brightness which serves as eye candy to those who are fond of displays and enthusiasts alike. Upfront is a 16MP selfie snapper in a punch-hole cut-out with an aperture of f/2.0.

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Under the hood, the handset is powered by the flagship Snapdragon 870 SoC, an octa-core processor in a 7nm process. The processor is accompanied by up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. It runs on the latest Android 12-based OriginOS Ocean on the software front and packs a 4,700mAh dual-cell battery inside with 80W wired fast charging tech.

On the back, the phone uses a triple-camera setup, consisting of a 64MP Samsung GW1P with OIS for primary, followed by 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP depth modules. For biometrics, it uses an in-display fingerprint scanner. Other than that, the phone comes equipped with a USB-C port, Hi-FI audio, and a set of stereo speakers.

Pricing & Availability

The iQOO Neo6 SE is sporting three colors: Blue, Orange, and Gradient Blue. The pricing is as follows.

  • 8GB + 128GB for CNY 1,999 (~US $299/PHP15,700)
  • 8GB + 128GB for CNY 2,299 (~US $344/PHP18,000)
  • 12GB + 256GB for CNY 2,499 (~US $374/PHP19,600)

It is now open for pre-orders in China and open sales will begin starting May 11. There’s no word yet regarding its local availability but we’ll keep you posted so stay tuned!

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