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MediaTek’s new mid-range Helio P90 chip puts a focus on AI

Low-cost chipmaker, MediaTek today unveiled the Helio P90 platform, which according to the company can rival most premium chips out there.

Mind you, this is not a 5G-capable chip, but still, one that brings plenty to the table, as we will see in what follows.

MediaTek new processor is an octa-core affair that comes equipped with two Cortex-A75 cores running at 2.2GHz for tasks requiring power and six Cortex-A55 efficient cores running at 2GHz. MediaTek relies on its new CorePilot  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 brings lag-free gaming to mid-range phones

Qualcomm’s latest mid-range platform is aimed squarely at gamers.

Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 710 in recent months, and the vendor is now launching the Snapdragon 675. The latest mid-range chipset shares a lot of the same hardware as the Snapdragon 670, but Qualcomm says it optimized the platform to facilitate smoother game play, prioritized connectivity, improved AI capabilities, better throughput and latency, all the while eliminating stutter by up to 90%.

Qualcomm is  [Read More…]

MrMobile’s Nokia 7.1 hands-on: An affordable eyeful for the US midrange

If you live anywhere but the United States, the Nokia 7.1 isn’t likely to turn your head – we’ve seen the broad strokes of this design before in the Europe and India markets. But for American phone buyers, who probably haven’t even thought of the name “Nokia” in years, the 7.1 might raise a few eyebrows. For $ 349, you get a stunning glass-on-aluminum build; Zeiss optics in the “Bothie”-capable camera; and the pure freshness of Android  [Read More…]

Samsung launches the mid-range Galaxy A6 and Galaxy Tab A 10.5 in the US

Samsung is expanding its mid-range lineup in the US with two new products this week. The company has announced it will soon start offering the Galaxy A6 smartphone and Galaxy Tab A 10.5 in the country.

Don’t have the funds for a Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy S9? You now have the option to grab the Galaxy A6, a relatively affordable handset that packs some decent features.

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Samsung is looking to bring new features to midrange phones first

Samsung makes a big splash every year with their top two phones from the S and Note series. However, these are generally expensive and not in everyone’s price range. Many consumers turn to midrange phones looking for a good compromise on specs and price.

While Samsung offers a variety of midrange phones they are feeling the pressure from Chinese brands as they increase their sales each year. Companies such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi often offer better bargains in  [Read More…]

Your next great mid-range phone may have the new Snapdragon 670

Every year, flagship phones get more expensive but harder to differentiate from their mid-range and budget counterparts. It’s not that those $ 700+ phones are getting worse but that, as the technology inside them matures, their features get commoditized and brought down to less expensive silicon.

That’s why the Snapdragon 670 is exciting. It’s the sequel to the Snapdragon 660 we see in devices like the BlackBerry KEY2, but it’s much closer to the newly-announced Snapdragon  [Read More…]

Top 3 Reasons You Should Buy a Mid-Range Phone Over a Flagship in 2018

Phones keep getting better for cheaper. Why not take advantage of that?

One of the most exciting shifts in the smartphone world over the last few years has been the increasing availability of great mid-range options. Everybody loves a sleek flagship phone, but not everybody can or should spend the money on one — they’re just overkill for some people’s needs.

A lot of people just want a phone for casual gaming, social media, or photography, and  [Read More…]

Caseology Parallax Case for Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: Mesmerizing mid-range protection

Caseology’s hybrid case brings depth, drama, and drops of sweat to your Galaxy S9+.

Lightweight cases like the Ringke Air Prism and Spigen Liquid Crystal are great for showing off the Samsung Galaxy S9’s gorgeous glass back, but lightweight cases also mean light protection, and sometimes we just need more durability than that. Caseology’s Parallax Case for the Samsung Galaxy S9+ offers dual-layer protection without sacrificing style, covering its dark TPU back with a shallow triangular texture  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 are coming to mid-range phones this year

These are the new chips you’ll see in mid-range phones for the next two years.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800-series platforms get most of the headlines, but it’s the mid-range 600 and 400-series that power more devices and are critical to the performance of less expensive phones. With that in mind, Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 — upgrades from the current 626, 430 and 425, respectively.

Further pushing the envelope in the mid-range, the  [Read More…]

LG Q Stylus series is announced with mid-range specs and some premium features

LG has been quite prolific lately. After launching the V35 ThinQ last week, the company is back yet again with another new smartphone.

The company pulled the wraps off the LG Q Stylus, a mid-range handset coming with some premium features, which LG hopes will help differentiate it from the rest of the crop.

The Korean device maker will be offering three versions depending on market: the standard Q Stylus, Q Stylus+ and Q Stylus α.

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