Tag Archive: Debuts


MediaTek debuts Helio G90 gaming-focused mobile CPU series

Not content with letting Qualcomm get all of the mobile processor press, MediaTek this week announced its latest gaming-centric CPU.

The MediaTek Helio G90 is a new series of “G” chipsets optimized for gaming on smartphones and includes several unique features for faster, uninterrupted data connections. Because lag sucks.

Available in two models at the start are the G90 and G90T, each of which has an upgraded octa-core CPU with speeds up to 2.05GHz. The former is the lower cost  [Read More…]

Motorola debuts $150 Moto E6 with removable battery, portrait mode

Motorola on Thursday introduced the sixth generation of its E series smartphone, offering up a $ 150 experience that’s going to be damn tough to beat. Indeed, the Moto E6 dials things up across a few fronts, yet keeps the price in line.

As is the case with all Motorola phones, the Moto E6 runs a clean version of Android (9 Pie) with just the right amount of added features. The phone is immediately available through Verizon and will be  [Read More…]

Qualcomm debuts Snapdragon 855+ processor for game-centric phones

Qualcomm on Monday announced it has introduced a souped-up version of its Snapdragon 855 mobile processor. Dubbed the 855+, it features a more powerful CPU and GPU but relies on the same Kyro 485 CPU and Adreno 640 GPU.

According to Qualcomm, the 855+ is 15% faster at rendering graphics when compared to the current model. What’s more, it houses three times the power of a Snapdragon 845 mobile processor.

Clock speeds in the 855+ can get as high as  [Read More…]

Motorola debuts Moto Z4 with better camera, bigger battery

Motorola on Thursday introduced the Moto Z4 smartphone, the latest in its line of handsets with modular capabilities. The Moto Z4 not only improves the camera performance and battery life over its predecessors, but it also manages to sneak in a bigger screen and a few other goodies.

The Motorola Moto Z4 will be offered in two versions: one that is unlocked for all carriers and for Verizon customers. The unlocked  [Read More…]

Blu G9 debuts with big screen, big battery, and sharp looks

Blu Products on Wednesday introduced its latest phone, the G9. At just $ 180 the price tag suggests an entry-level experience, but the specifications tell a slightly different story.

Running Android 9 Pie, the Blu G9 (READ OUR REVIEW OF THE G9 HERE) offers up a large screen, generous battery life, and an unexpected design language. That is, rather, that it seems to punch above its weight class.

With a 6.3-inch display and a 4,000mAh battery, it ticks two of  [Read More…]

Coolpad debuts Legacy flagship phone for Metro

Coolpad on Monday announced its latest smartphone, the Legacy, is now available for purchase. The $ 130 handset is offered as a prepaid device through T-Mobile’s prepaid brand Metro.

Powered by Android 9 Pie, the Coolpad Legacy is the sort of device that caters to family users. While high-end, top-dollar phones are nice, it is not practical to outfit a family with a whole fleet of them.

Coolpad Legacy focuses on what matters to its intended demographic. In short,  [Read More…]

RCA debuts Q2 unlocked phone for GSM carriers

RCA, yes that brand, has begun selling a new unlocked smartphone which can be paired with AT&T, T-Mobile, and other GSM networks. The 4G Q2 arrives as the company celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Powered by the latest official version of Android, 9 Pie, the Q2 features a 5-inch display and an 8-megapixel rear camera. The phone, which is sold in black and white options, houses 16GB storage with a microSD expansion card slot for up to 32GB external media.

The  [Read More…]

Visible debuts ‘Swap’ program with free phone via trade-in

Visible, a digital service provider that leverages Verizon’s wireless network, today rolls out a new program for its customers. Called “Swap”, it gives subscribers a free smartphone for trading in an existing device and signing up for the first month of service.

The Visible R2 is a handset manufactured by ZTE which runs Android Oreo and features a 5.45-inch display. The device typically retails for $ 99 with a rate plan.

Other specifications in the Visible R2 by ZTE include  [Read More…]

Moto G7 debuts in India with underwhelming specs, inflated price tag

There’s no logical reason to buy a Moto G7 in India when there are much better phones available.

Motorola was once a shining beacon of light in a budget segment filled with sub-par devices. The Moto G series was often the benchmark for the budget segment, with Motorola striking an ideal balance between affordability and features. However, things took a turn for the worse over the last 18 months, with Motorola effectively ceding ground to Chinese players.

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Game On: Google Stadia debuts as cloud-based gaming service

Google today announced Stadia, its cloud-based service which lets people play high-quality games on any virtually any device.

As Google sees things, there are two major markets to tap into in the gaming space. There are those who love to play and there are those who love to watch others play. Stadia is designed with both types of people in mind.

First things first, Stadia is not a console. It’s a service, more or less, that lets people play on  [Read More…]