Tag: qualcomm

Meet the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel

Packing the rapid Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU, 5G connectivity and an Adren 650 GPU; this is the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel. Yes, long name. Weird name some would say, but they’ve gone all-in on the gaming angle. Powered by Android 10, this has dual front-faving stereo speakers, a …

The Snapdragon 765 / 765G. Driving down smartphone prices.

I mean, we knew some bits about the OnePlus Nord before this event. But the price they just announced? Bejesus. That’s an insanely cheap price. The 8GB / 128GB OnePlus Nord is £379. The 12GB / 256GB OnePlus Nord is £469. Yesterday we looked an another Snapdragon 765 …

Free OnePlus Wireless Z Bullets when you get a OnePlus 8

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z are £49.95. Charge them for 10 minutes and you get 10 hours thanks to their Warp Charge capability. A full charge bagging you a massive 20 hours of playback. They’re constructed with a cable attaching the two earpieces – adding additional power and …

The OnePlus 7T – Up close and personal

So, we have a bit of a problem here. We were in London for the rather large OnePlus 7T Series yesterday. It was, without doubt, the biggest OnePlus launch we’ve ever been to. Again, and I’ll be honest, the problems Huawei are currently experiencing mean that the competition …

IFA – Sony Xperia 5 launched. Pre-orders start soon.

During the Sony launch here in Berlin we saw, amongst other things, the new Sony Xperia 5. It’s sleek, it’ compact and it’s got a triple lens camera with 16mm, 26mm and 52mm lenses. These are all 12 megapixel units and you’ll get OIS, video stabilization and Exmor …

Sharp. Remember them? They’re coming back to Europe

Have a look at our Sharp categories. You’ll see that there isn’t a great deal about Sharp Android handsets. That’s because, well, you won’t find them in many places. However, they’re now taking a step back into the European smartphone market, with three new smartphones heading here very …

HTC announce U12+ flagship

HTC have just announced their latest flagship device – the U12+. It certainly is a beautiful looking phone too. Whilst many companies are going with a notch design on the front, HTC have decided to go against this and we’ve instead got a gorgeously large 6 inch display …

Nokia 9 Benchmark stats online? Super-fast scores

Over at telefoonabonnement.nl (Google Translate) there’s some interesting news about some newly uncovered benchmark scores. These have popped up on Geekbench and, by the looks of the results, this is going to be one very quick handset. The report shows that it’s faster than a Galaxy S8. The …

MWC – The Hisense Rock. Hands-on.

Powered by the very latest Android Nougat OS, I was quite surprised by the Hisense kit here at Mobile World Congress. Older handsets we’ve received had questionable build quality, but there’s definitely been an improvement of late and this tough smartphone doesn’t look overly “blocky” in appearance – …

MWC – The Sony Xperia XZ Premium. Up close and personal.

I don’t know what it is about me and Sony. I’ve never totally gelled. Over the course of this week in Barcelona I’ve called their new phone “the ZX” (it’s not, that’s something to do with Spectrum computers) and I’ve also called it the “Xperia XZ” (it isn’t …

MWC – Hands on with the Nubia Z11

This one was actually launched at IFA last year but still takes pride of place on the Nubia stand. First there’s a “Standard Edition” which comes in either silver or grey. This has 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It costs €499. Then you have the rather bling-tastic …

MWC – Hall 1,2 and 3. The video tour special.

A couple of years ago I had the idea of filming my walk around this expansive event so that you guys could sort of see it from my perspective. The whole place is really rather large, and it takes a long time to get around. This year I’m …

MWC Gallery Special – BlackBerry KEYone.

Well, Matteo loves it, and he’s taken lots of photos for you to enjoy. We got the full details of the KEYone early this morning but, after the live event, we finally got chance to get a hands-on with the thing. The people behind this have just put …

LG and Google team up on improved smartwatches

If you’re into your smartwatches and use an Android device, you’ll have noticed the lack of updates of both hardware and software recently. LG are planning to change all that with two new smartwatches, both running the new Wear 2.0 update. They were leaked by Evan Blass but …

Tronsmart Type-C Quick Charge 3.0 & Type-C Charger

More car chargers for you today, and this time it’s for those of you with a USB Type-C device. This puppy has a standard USB port with Quick Charge C3.0 AND a Type-C port to fit the latest smartphones including the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Lumia 950, Lumia …

Tronsmart USB Rapid Car Charger Review

We get sent some stuff here at Coolsmartphone. Lately it’s been cables and in-car chargers, so expect to see a lot of reviews featuring these. To be honest there’s not a great deal you can write about them. This is the Tronsmart USB Rapid Car Charger and is …

Tronsmart Titan charging station – Review

When I was young I really didn’t, for one minute, think I’d be reviewing chargers when I grew up. Never mind though, because we’ve got ourselves a charging station from Tronsmart. We found it under the name of the “family size” multi-port charging station here in the UK …

Quick Charge 3 from Qualcomm

Processor manufacturer Qualcomm has announced the latest version of its Quick charge system, now imaginatively named “Quick Charge 3.0”. It’ll debut on the Snapdragon 820 chipset next year and will then roll out to the Snapdragon 620, 618, 617 and 430 platforms. Quick Charge 3.0 will allow compatible phones …

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820, 35% faster.

According to a leaked image posted on social networking site Weibo, the next new processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 820 (which is expected to be launched later this month) is 35% faster than the current leader the Snapdragon 810. Right here’s the geeky bit. The 820’s newer Hydra …

Nvidia launch patent case against Samsung

Samsung are no strangers to the US courts, with their ongoing case against Apple the most well known. This time round they are defendants with Nvidia taking exception to some of the mobile phones and tablets Samsung sell. The mobiles and tablets in question are those that use …

Qualcomm Toq – Slip it onto your wrist on December 2nd

A device that is light, easy to carry around with you. It’ll tell you the time. It’s thin and has a touch screen that’s bright enough to use in direct sunlight. Not only that, but you can see calls, texts and emails coming in. What is it? Well, …

Well Hello Kitty!!

Sit back, close your eyes and let your mind wonder.  Wonder into the far reaches of your mind and think about your dream phone. Feeling totally relaxed?  Good because HTC are about to announce the handset of your dreams, fantasies and wishes all rolled into one. Bring on …

Qualcomm providing public transport?

Bagh! No way man. We’re not going to fall for this blatant advertsing campaign. If Qualcomm are looking for a free plug for their Facebook page and their Mobile World Congress activity then they can look elsewhere. They decided to demonstrate how mobility is in their Qualcomm DNA …

LG Optimus 2 Set for May release?

News is emerging of a possible successor to the LG Optimus G. The device which can be described as nothing other than high end is said to contain the following: 1080p Full HD display 2Ghz Quad-core Qualcomm S4 Processor Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie 2Gb Ram The handset …

LG Optimus Vu Global To Launch Globally

  LG has announced details and global availability of its latest device the Optimus Vu.  The device, a mixture between a phone and a tablet (rather like the Samsung Galaxy Note) will be sporting a 5″ screen and come inclusive of 1gb RAM, 32gb onboard storage – no …

Shortage Continues – Qualcomm

The chip designer Qualcomm has confirmed that they are still struggling to meet demand. Back in April they reported that they under estimated the need. The chips, 28 nanometre ones, are used in the most popular Android handsets including the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X. This shortage, …

HTC Sensation will have dual-core Snapdragon

Opps. Well, it looks like those earlier rumours could be coming true today. Qualcomm Germany have just posted this tweet which details the dual-core 1.2GHz chip inside the all-new HTC Sensation which is expected to be revealed today in London. We’ll have live coverage of the event as …

HTC Smart 2 Leakage ?

Last year we were in Barcelona to see the HTC Smart being announced. Using the Qualcomm Brew platform it serves as a first step on the ladder for many future smartphone owners. Now, with yet another leak, there’s what looks like a successor. This unit almost appears to …