OnePlus confirms Snapdragon 888 flagship is coming in first half of 2021

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  • OnePlus has confirmed that it will launch a Snapdragon 888 flagship in H1 2021.
  • This marks the continuation of a years-long release tradition for the brand.
  • Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme have also dished out Snapdragon 888 flagship details.

Qualcomm has revealed a few details regarding its new Snapdragon 888 flagship processor, and we’re expecting it to power a host of high-end smartphones in 2021.

Now, an official OnePlus video posted on the Snapdragon Tech Summit website has revealed that OnePlus will launch a Snapdragon 888-toting flagship in the first half of 2021.

“We believe that the technological innovation of this flagship platform in 5G, games, camera, and other aspects will contribute to the high-end flagship to be launched by OnePlus in (the) first half of next year,” an executive says in the video.

It’s no surprise to hear that OnePlus is working

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Qualcomm taps Samsung to make new flagship 5G smartphone chips

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday announced a new flagship smartphone chip that will feature enhanced gaming and photo abilities and will be manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s chipmaking division.

Called the Snapdragon 888, the 5G chip represents the top of Qualcomm’s lineup for mobile phone processors. Smartphones containing the chip are due to be launched in the first quarter of next year.

High-end Android phones from Xiaomi Corp and LG Electronics Inc are expected to sport the chip.

It is the first time Samsung, which competes fiercely with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), has made Qualcomm’s flagship chip on its new 5-nanometer process for smartphones. The South Korean firm won a contract for 5G chips from Qualcomm earlier this year.

Apple Inc’s iPhones also use a chip made with 5-nanometer technology but analysts believe the iPhone chips are made by TSMC.

This year’s chip focused on

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 SCHOOLED by Oppo’s wild new 2021 flagship

The Oppo X 2021 was teased earlier this week with a snazzy rolling screen that can smoothly enlarge at the press of a button. Elegant and futuristic, those of you smitten with this sliding screen technology are in luck, because the Oppo X 2021 may be coming much sooner than expected.

a close up of a computer: Oppo X 2021

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Oppo X 2021

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 looks to be one of the most impressive phones launching next year as it replaces the flagship Samsung Note series and paves the way for adjustable displays. But it’s been overshadowed by the Oppo X 2021, with new leaks suggesting Oppo’s innovative design will release right around the same time.

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Fujifilm’s Flagship Camera Is Now Also a Forensics Tool

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Fujifilm announced the launch of its updated GFX100 large format mirrorless digital camera on Wednesday, which now comes equipped with infrared image-making capabilities that could be used in forensic, scientific, and cultural preservation capacities.

Through its new Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function, the GFX100 IR can now be used to “reveal intricate details within a subject or scene that can only normally be seen through the infrared spectrum.”

The IR comes equipped with filters in front of the camera lens that allow its users to make pictures at a variety of different light wavelengths (with the option of still using the camera normally to take pictures of colors along the visible spectrum).

The added features will be “invaluable for cultural research,” Fujifilm said in a statement, because “reviewing images of a subject in infrared could ultimately lead to potentially unlocking untold secrets from

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A Super Camera Flagship With Some Major App Quirks

In a different time line, Huawei’s latest flagship, the Mate 40 Pro, could have been a real contender for a phone-of-the-year award—a 5G powerhouse with an industry-leading camera, long-lasting battery and just an overall premium feel.

a close up of a laptop: The Huawei Mate 40 Pro has some fantastic hardware, with some major software quirks.

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The Huawei Mate 40 Pro has some fantastic hardware, with some major software quirks.

But this is 2020, and 2020 is weird. So despite fond memories of prior handsets in the Mate range, and Huawei’s usual top craftsmanship in the build of the device, it’s a little disappointing that for many—myself included—the phone will be a non-starter.


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It needs to be noted up front that there is a lot to like about the handset, which is priced firmly in the high-end $1,000-plus price bracket and hits the market as one of the last big phone releases in a year defined by a series of increasingly terrible events.

First off, it

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Samsung may launch flagship phone early to grab Huawei share: sources

By Hyunjoo Jin and Heekyong Yang

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> may launch its flagship Galaxy S smartphones more than a month earlier than expected in a bid to grab market share from Huawei and fend off competition from Apple Inc, three sources familiar with the matter said.

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd once challenged Samsung’s top position in the global smartphone market, but the Chinese rival is in survival mode with U.S. restrictions choking off its supplies of chips used in smartphones and telecom equipment.

South Korean chip industry officials hope Joe Biden’s presidency will ease some of those restrictions, although they are far from certain as they also expect the incoming U.S. administration to maintain a tough stance on China.

Samsung is preparing to launch its new Galaxy S21 as early as late January next year, whereas it previously launched its flagship S20 phone in early

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Cyberport sheds light on venture capital opportunities in the new normal ahead of flagship Cyberport Venture Capital Forum

HONG KONG, Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cyberport’s annual flagship tech investment event, Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (CVCF), is slated to take place on 3-4 November. During the media briefing on 30 Oct 2020, Peter Yan, CEO of Cyberport; Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport and Cindy Chow, Chairlady of the Cyberport Investment Network (CIN) shared their views on the latest trends in global venture capital investing and provided a preview of the upcoming event. Meanwhile, representatives of three start-ups incubated by Cyberport – Redsip, Snapask and MediConCen – shared on their latest developments and the fundraising efforts for the Blockchain InsurTech, smart living and EdTech industries under the new normal.

(From left to right) Qing Li, Co-Founder &amp; CEO of Redsip; Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport; Peter Yan, CEO of Cyberport; Cindy Chow, Chairlady of the Cyberport Investors Network; William Yeung, Co-founder &amp; CEO of Mediconcen, and Katherine Cheung, Chief Marketing Officer of Snapask, shared their insights on the global tech venture space, and their deal-making experience with investors.
(From left to right) Qing Li, Co-Founder & CEO of Redsip; Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport; Peter Yan, CEO of Cyberport; Cindy Chow, Chairlady of the Cyberport Investors Network; William
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Sale of flagship phone Vivo V20 begins

Bangladesh, Oct. 15 — Global smartphone brand Vivo launched a new flagship smartphone of V-series, the Vivo V20, in Bangladesh.

Earlier on September 9, Vivo announced the launch of this new flagship phone.

The pre-booking was underway until October 15.

From Thursday, Bangladeshi customers will be able to buy the phone from different outlets and showrooms in the country.

Vivo added the revolutionary “Eye Autofocus” technology for the first time in this flagship, which technology can track and focus on moving objects too for clearer selfies.

Besides that, Vivo V20 also has some great technologies including AG glass, dual video camera. The smartphone has a 44MP selfie camera – the largest selfie camera ever. The phone will be available for 32,990 Tk in two fashionable colors – midnight jazz and sunset melody.

Three cameras have been added to the back of the Vivo V20 with a 4,000 mAh battery. The

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First Multi-Zone Time-of-Flight Sensor Headlines STMicroelectronics Technology Powering Samsung Flagship Galaxy Note20 Ultra Phones

First Multi-Zone Time-of-Flight Sensor Headlines STMicroelectronics Technology Powering Samsung Flagship Galaxy Note20 Ultra Phones

  • Feature-packed large-screen smartphone applies multi-zone direct Time-of-Flight sensor and other ST MEMS1 and EEPROMs2 for exceptional camera performance 

  • Lowest-noise, lowest power-consumption sensors with highest-quality software assure outstanding user experience

Geneva, Switzerland, October 21, 2020 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, revealed that the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra uses top-notch ST sensing and control technology, enhancing the smartphones’ high-end features while squeezing every watt from the power budget with minimal noise and package size. The Galaxy Note20 similarly leverages ST’s MEMS pressure sensors, inertial measurement units, and EEPROMs.

With camera performance and user experience becoming more and more important in consumers’ choice of their personal communication devices, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra, and the Galaxy Note20, have placed strong emphasis on capturing images and

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LG Might Not Launch Smartphone With The Flagship Snapdragon 875 SoC

LG might altogether skip launching the smartphone with the upcoming Snapdragon 875 SoC in 2021, according to a new report. The company skipped launching the flagship G-series smartphone in the first half of 2020. Instead, it launched the LG V60 ThinQ powered by the flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC.

Looks like it will be the only flagship smartphone from LG this year. As per the source, the company hasn’t placed an order for the next-gen flagship chipset from Qualcomm. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC will be unveiled in the first week of December as the successor to the current-gen Snapdragon 865.

LG to skip using the upcoming Snapdragon 875 SoC

The Snapdragon 875-powered smartphones from brands like Samsung and Xiaomi will be hitting the markets in the first quarter of 2021. Instead of launching a flagship smartphone, LG might be eyeing a new mid-range smartphone as the successor to the LG

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