MediaTek Intros Chip for Gaming Phones

The MediaTek Helio G90T is a new chipset optimized for gaming phones. It includes several unique features to ensure faster, uninterrupted data connections, such as dual simultaneous Wi-Fi connections. It’s also optimized to reduce touch response time. It supports Cat. 12 LTE, HDR10, cameras up to 64 megapixel powered by triple ISPs, 240 fps video capture, and dual wake words. The octa-core CPU includes two Cortex A76 cores plus six A55 cores running at up to 2.05 GHz. The GPU is based on ARM Mali-G76. It supports up to 10 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.1 storage. The new G90 series includes two chips: the G90 and G90T. The higher-end G90T supports the fastest CPU and GPU clock speeds, and display refresh rates up to 90 Hz. The slightly lower-end G90 supports cameras up 48 megapixel and a single wake word. The first phones with a G90-series chip are expected to be Xiaomi phones shipping in India and China in the 4th quarter.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 appears, new Galaxy Watch on the way.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 appears, new Galaxy Watch on the way.
We’re not in New York, but we’ve got tea, we’ve got chocolate and we’ve already got a sneak peek at one of the two devices that Samsung will be showing off next week. It’s the new Galaxy Tab S6 and a new Samsung Galaxy Watch.

Now, whilst tablets might no longer be on your radar, the Tab S6 is well worth your attention. It’ll arrive in three colours (Cloud Blue, Rose Blush and Mountain Grey) and has a 10.5″ 1600 X 2560 WQXGA Super AMOLED screen. There’s two rear cameras (a 13 megapixel normal and a 5 megapixel ultra-wide) plus an 8 megapixel selfie shooter.

It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 CPU (up to 2.4GHz) with a 7040mAh battery and comes in two variants – one with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage plus an 8GB RAM model with 256GB storage. You can whack in a microSD too.

That battery should last for a full 15 hours of video playback. You can charge quickly via the USB-C charging port or go for a POGO Charging Dock.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 appears, new Galaxy Watch on the way.

Connectivity-wise you’re looking at Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, WiFi (dual band) and 4G. It’s powered by Android 9 (Pie) and packs some serious sound credentials thanks to AKG and Dolby Atmos. Sound is pumped out via quad speakers.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 appears, new Galaxy Watch on the way.

The S Pen sits inside a subtle indent on the rear of the device. It also comes with transparent notes and “air actions” so that you can control your tablet or steer presentations with hand gestures. There’s a keyboard, which you can see above, available to buy separately. This delivers a full “PC-like” experience of the Samsung DeX, but in a slim tablet. Add this BookCover Keyboard and hit a dedicated key to get into DeX access. A HDMI cable lets you connect to another display too.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 appears, new Galaxy Watch on the way.

The Galaxy Tab S6 also gets an in-screen optical fingerprint scanner and has the multi-layered Knox security platform.

Want to see more? Well, a video or two is definitely the way forwards 🙂

Despite all the specs and the details now sitting on the Samsung website, the proper, official launch won’t be until August 5th. We’ll bring you more information on that new Galaxy Watch when we receive it.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 appears, new Galaxy Watch on the way.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 appears, new Galaxy Watch on the way.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 appears, new Galaxy Watch on the way.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 appears, new Galaxy Watch on the way.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 appears, new Galaxy Watch on the way.

Samsung tell us that you should expect the Galaxy Tab S6 “late August” in select markets. The full press release is available on the Samsung website.

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T-Mobile Successfully Tests Standalone 5G, Plans Launch in 2020

T-Mobile plans to launch standalone 5G in 2020. Standalone (SA) technology differs from the 5G NR NSA (non-stand-alone) technology that has been launched to date, which is dependent on, and integrated with, a 4G LTE network. Toward its goal, T-Mobile successfully tested 5G NR SA technology in its labs, a first in North America. The test was the first in the world with a multi-vendor network, including equipment from Ericsson, Nokia, and Cisco. The 5G mobile device tested used a MediaTek chipset. The 5G network that Dish plans to build will also use 5G NR SA technology.

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Verizon Launches 5G in 4 New Cities

Verizon today launched 5G service in Washington DC, Atlanta, Detroit, and Indianapolis. The mmWave service works best outdoors, and is available in areas where people tend to congregate, such as public parks, monuments, outside museums, on college campuses and in stadiums. In Washington DC, the network covers parts of over 30 neighborhoods and landmarks, including the National Mall, The White House, George Washington University, Capital One Arena, Union Station, Dupont Circle, and the Georgetown Waterfront. In Atlanta, coverage includes parts of Downtown, Midtown, Tech Square, Mercedes Benz Stadium, and Centennial Olympic Park. In Detroit, service will initially be concentrated in parts of Dearborn, Livonia, and Troy. Verizon will be expanding 5G coverage in all of these cities in the months ahead. The four cities launched today join Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Providence. Verizon has promised to launch 5G in over 30 cities by the end of the year. Verizon currently offers a 5G mobile hotspot from Inseego, as well as 5G phones from LG and Samsung, plus two Motorola phones that support 5G via a snap-on accessory.

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Rog Phone II – Pre-orders hit 2 million in less than 24 hours

It seems like just days ago since we covered the
launch of the Rog Phone II but already things are going very well indeed. Sold exclusively in China, the pre-orders are already stacking up following the launch event on July 23rd.

Asus have just emailed to tell us that, following media attention and positive feedback from their earlier model, they received a massive 2 million pre-orders in less than 24 hours. Not only that, but it set a new record for the pre-order of a gaming phone with their suppliers and I can understand why when you see the device.

Rog Phone II   Pre orders hit 2 million in less than 24 hours

If you’ve not heard about the phone and you’re into your gaming, you’ll definitely be wanting to look at the upcoming import options on this one. It’s powered by a hugely fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus which can hit 2.96GHz. In addition, there’s a Qualcomm Adreno 64 GPU and a massive 12GB or RAM to keep your gaming operating quickly.

So, whether you’re into your first person shooter games, online casino / gambling or arcade options like mobile slots from Slotsino, strategy games, puzzle games, driving games, adventure games, action titles, sports or just those casual time-filling games that people like to play in the coffee queue; this will absolutely nail your needs.

Rog Phone II   Pre orders hit 2 million in less than 24 hours

To keep everything cool and to ensure that the CPU is operating at maximum efficiency, there’s a new uprated GameCool II 3D vapour-chamber cooling system. In addition, those slick and smooth graphics will get ever slicker and smoother thanks to the 6.59″ AMOLED 2340×1080 pixel screen with a refresh rate that goes all the way up to 120Hz. Not only that, but there’s also 240Hz touch sampling a 1ms response time and HDR support.

Oh, and if you’re worried about how long you’ll be able to play your favourite game, don’t be – there’s a 6,000mAh battery which provides double the uptime of most smartphones out there. Hours and hours of mobile gameplay – whether local or streamed – without having to worry about the battery level. Plus it means that you can use it as an actual phone for longer too. Even when this does go flat, you can boost it quickly with a 30W HyperCharge system.

To ensure that you succeed in your chosen game, Asus have also upgraded their AirTrigger II ultrasonic sensors and dual surround vibration technology to bring you deeper into the game. There’s also a range of accessories to immerse you even further, getting full control over the action. The ROG Kunai Gamepad allows real gaming commands via two small controllers which attach to the smartphone, a bit like a Nintendo Switch. There’s also a TwinView Dock II which delivers a dual-screen gaming experience, which is like the Nintendo DS.

A note about that processor though – the addition of the word “Plus” makes this a very different beast. The integration of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor means that it’s around 4% faster than the current Snapdragon 855, that Adreno 640 graphics chip should be 15% faster than the previous version.

Rog Phone II   Pre orders hit 2 million in less than 24 hours

In China the phone can be pre-ordered and you’ll join over 2 million others. The 12GB RAM + 512GB version costs CNY5,999

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Honor 20 Pro to launch here in the UK on Thursday

Honor 20 Pro to launch here in the UK on Thursday
We were there back in May when it was announced and we’ve shown you all around the phone. It’s got a 48 megapixel AI-powered quad camera, the powerful Kirin 980 processor and a 6.26″ “All View Display” with a stunning 91.6% screen-to-body ratio.

The four lenses include a 16 megapixel Super Wide Angle one, the 48 megapixel main shooter, an 8 megapixel Telephoto lens and a 2 megapixel macro lens. This has meant that the phone has achieved a DXOMark score of 111 combined.

This, for those in the know, sounds and looks a lot like a phone you’d expect from the guys at Huawei. Indeed, it’s not got the traditional budget price-tag – you’ll have to find £549.99 for this one – but it’s still very good value for money. If you buy it between August 1st and August 18th, they’ll also give you an Honor Watch Magic for nothing! This normally costs another £179.99.

Honor 20 Pro to launch here in the UK on Thursday

In exclusive to Carphone Warehouse in the Phantom Blue colour, or there’s the Phantom Black version at Amazon, Argos, MPD, Very, A1 Comms and Carphone Warehouse too. I’d go for the blue if you can as that mesh layered finish looks stunning.

Specs include a hole-punch 32-megapixel selfie front camera, 4000mAh battery with quick charging, USB-C charge port, Bluetooth 5.0, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, surround sound, dual-band WiFi, GPS and GPU Turbo 3.0 for super-fast gaming

UPDATE – Honor will be selling the 8GB / 256GB model here in the UK.

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giffgaff hit by £1.4 million fine for overcharging customers

giffgaff hit by £1.4 million fine for overcharging customers
Getting hit by a fine from Ofcom is never good, but overcharging your customers and having to refund them? That’s a double whammy.

O2-owned giffgaff have already had to refund £2.1 million, with around 2.6 million customers overcharged. It happened when customers bought a goodybag, which despite being purchased wasn’t immediately activated. This means that calls and data they were using at the time came out of their pre-paid credit.

Customers found that the goodybag only became active when the data session or call was completed.

Although giffgaff have spent £2.1 million refunding customers, Ofcom said the services should have been immediately available and have fined the network £1.4 million.

Ofcom told us..

Getting bills right is a basic duty for every phone company. Giffgaff made unacceptable mistakes, leaving millions of customers out of pocket.

This fine should serve as a warning to all communications providers: if they get bills wrong, we’ll step in to protect customers.

Ofcom said the fine was lower because Giffgaff agreed to settle the case and admitted the breach.

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Verizon Confirms "Multi-Spectrum" 5G Strategy

Verizon has, for the first time, confirmed that it will deploy 5G in radio frequency bands beyond the short-range mmWave the company is using for its initial 5G launches so far. Verizon VP of network and technology Heidi Hemmer referred to a “multi-spectrum strategy” in comments to The Verge. “We will be using at some point in the future every band of spectrum that we currently own” for the company’s 5G network, Hemmer said. But she declined to go into any detail about which bands might be used or — more importantly — when. Verizon is the only carrier that has yet to formally announce plans to deploy 5G in sub-6-GHz frequency bands. Its current 5G service in mmWave bands is fast, but coverage is limited to central downtown areas of major cities, and it does not reach indoors well.

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Google Previews Pixel 4 Face Unlock, Motion Sense Gestures

Google today issued a blog post detailing two key new features of the forthcoming Pixel 4: Face Unlock and Motion Sense mid-air hand gestures. Face Unlock is designed to be faster and more seamless than Apple’s implementation. It uses four infrared components: a dot projector, flood illuminator, and two cameras. With these components, it can recognize your face from any angle as you lift it, and fully unlock before you’re ready to touch the screen. Face Unlock will also work for secure payments and app authentication. The Pixel 4 will also include a RADAR chip developed by Google as Project Soli. This enables Motion Sense, which can detect mid-air hand gestures made in front of the phone, such as waving your hand to skip songs, snooze alarms, and silence phone calls. The sensors for these new features take up space above the display, creating a “forehead” instead of the notch or all-screen design that has become standard in high-end phones recently. Both features keep data locally for privacy. Facial recognition data is stored in Google’s custom Titan M security chip.

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Introducting: RevoNext dual-driver NEX202

RevoNext has launched the dual-driver NEX202, which are available from Amazon UK and Amazon US for just £55.99/$49.99 in black and gunmetal grey. RevoNext have used their patented design with an aviation aluminium alloy in order to look good and give a good quality sound to the listener. The earphones offer a changeable line design, using 3.5mm anti-oxidation nickel-plated connector and 0.78mm 2-pin plug detachable HIFI high-end audio cable further enhancing the sound quality and personalisation options. For those devices without a 3.5mm connection, RevoNext also sells a Bluetooth cable which simply slots in where the 2 pins detachable audio cable would fit to ensure that the NEX202 are foreseeably futureproofed.

Introducting: RevoNext dual driver NEX202

Features:

Type: In-Ear
Connectivity: Wired
Cable Length: 125cm±2cm
Sensitivity: 105dB
Impedance: 18Ω
Frequency Range: 20Hz-40KHz
Plug Type: 3.5mm L Plug
Pin Type: 0.78mm
Weight: 20g

Introducting: RevoNext dual driver NEX202

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