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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.

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Samsung unveils the Galaxy A03 with 48MP dual camera

It’s a perfect smartphone to make your day-to-day more convenient!

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The Samsung Galaxy A03 joins the Galaxy A03s, which debuted in August, and the Galaxy A03 Core, which debuted last week. The Galaxy A03 is the successor of the Galaxy A02, which debuted in January.

The A03 features a 6.5″ HD+ Infinity-V display with a notch for the 5MP selfie camera, as well as a dual-camera system with a 48MP main camera and a 2MP depth sensor on the back, which is an advance over the A02’s 13MP main camera and 2MP macro unit.

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The A03 is powered by an unnamed octa-core processor with two clusters that run at a maximum clock frequency of 1.6GHz. Samsung doesn’t specify which version of Android and One UI the A03 ships with, but it does say the phone comes with three memory options: 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, and 4GB/128GB.

The A03 supports Dolby Atmos, has a 5,000 mAh battery, and is available in Black, Blue, and Red.

The Galaxy A03’s pricing and availability have yet to be announced by Samsung, but we should know more shortly.

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Realme narzo 50i is now available in the Philippines

An affordable smartphone for entry-level gaming aficionados.

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The Realme narzo 50i is being targeted to empower Filipino mobile gaming aficionados, following the successful launch of the narzo 50A earlier this month.

The realme narzo 50i is now available in Black and Mint Green colorways at all realme stores and select partner dealers around the country.

Realme Narzo 50i Specs

The Realme 50i is powered by a Unisoc SC9863A SoC and has 2/4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage. The gadget runs on Android 11 and runs realme UI Go Edition. It has a single 8MP back camera and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. A 5,000mAh cell with micro-USB charging is the star of the battery area.

The narzo 50i’s huge battery is said to last 43 days on standby or 23 hours of continuous video viewing. It also boasts a reverse charge option and an Ultra Saving Mode that, according to realme, can keep the phone on standby for two days even if the battery is only 5% charged.

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Realme narzo 5i Pricing and Availability

Philippines

The realme narzo 50i is priced at PHP 6,290 for the 4GB/64GB variant.

In conjunction with their ongoing #realmeWithYou holiday campaign, those who purchase the narzo 50i or any realme device with a minimum spend of PHP 5,000 at any realme flagship store or authorized partner dealer before January 2, 2022, will be entered to win one of the PHP 16,000 worth of realme TechLife prizes, as well as an e-raffle ticket to win an all-new Mitsubishi Mirage G4!

To register and see the complete mechanics, visit this link.

Other markets

The Narzo 50i is available in Mint Green and Carbon Black, with the 2/32GB trim starting at INR 7,499 ($101). When official sales begin on October 7, the 4/64GB variant will cost INR 8,999 ($122).

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Four new Nokia phones are in tow, sports new design

New camera bumps in tow!

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Evleaks, a trusted leaker, has revealed what appear to be official renders of four new Nokia devices that have yet to be announced. The phones are identified by model numbers N151DL, N150DL, N1530DL, and N152DL, which do not correspond to the standard TA-numbering method.

The smartphones, however, do not appear to be the normal Nokia devices that we are used to seeing. Not the N150DL and N152DL, at least. If you ask me, these models appear to have been designed on the request of some carrier, most likely the US one, given Evleaks obtained and disseminated the promotional materials.

Let’s look at the N150DL and N1530DL first. They have their camera bump at the upper left, a rounded rectangle that is visually split into two parts, indicating that they are definitely related devices. These are most likely mid-range gadgets because of the notch. The fingerprint reader on the side suggests an LCD, and there’s a 3.5 mm headphone jack on top. We couldn’t make out the label on the triple camera, unfortunately.

The Nokia N151DL sports a circular camera bump, which is the current design for most of HMD Global’s handsets. Because there is only one camera, no fingerprint reader, and a somewhat chunky bottom bezel, this one is most likely entry-level (opposite another notch).

Finally, the N152DL is very certainly a C-series phone, which means it runs Android Go Edition. Its design is eerily similar to that of the C1 or C01 Plus, which are a few years behind the times.

There’s no news on when these four Nokia phones will be released, but we may expect more specific leaks before then.

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