Posts Tagged ‘quadcore’
http://cnet.co/HfGZEZ The Nokia Lumia 1520 boasts a 6-inch Full HD display and a quad-core processor into its colourful body.
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Even in the age of the NVIDIA Shield, dedicated Android gaming handsets are still a bit of a rarity, which is all more of a reason to take a gander at the leaked GamePad 2 from Archos. The device first reared its head at the FCC, and thanks to an online retailer — which has since scrubbed all references to the product — we’re now treated to a press shot and a smattering of technical specs for the successor to the original GamePad. This time around, it’s purported to sport a slightly more dense 1,280 x 800, 7-inch IPS display, along with a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. In addition to the previously available 8GB model, a new 16GB version is said to be in the works, and in both cases, the GamePad 2 will retain a microSD expansion slot. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability, but you can bet that we’ll hear more from Archos soon enough.
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Xiaomi’s talk about doubling smartphone sales over last year sounded a tad ambitious, but it turns out it had a secret weapon. The company just announced the Red Rice smartphone, a pretty decently spec’d model priced at a mere 799 yuan ($ 130). For that pittance, Chinese buyers will get quite a bit: a quad-core MediaTek CPU, 4.7-inch 720p screen (312 ppi) with Gorilla Glass 2, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA 3G, dual-sim / dual standby capability, an 8-megapixel rear camera and Xiaomi’s MIUI-flavored Android. Though it’s lacking the WCDMA-3G used by other Chinese networks, China Mobile’s 70 percent market share should give Xiaomi more than enough users to hit its targets, especially at that price.
Source: Engadget Chinese (translated)
That box you see above? It’s a quad-core ARM-based PC running Ubuntu called Utilite. The desktop system, made by Compulab, will be available next month starting at $ 99. While there are plenty of Android dongles built on ARM SoCs out there, few (if any) can truly offer a PC-like experience. The company — best known for its Trim Slice, Fit-PC and MintBox products — wants to change this.
Utilite packs a single, dual or quad-core Freescale i.MX6 Cortex-A9 MPCore processor (up to 1.2 GHz), up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM (1066MHz), an mSATA SSD (up to 512GB), WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI and DVI-D outputs, two Gigabit Ethernet sockets, four USB 2.0 ports, one micro-USB OTG connector, audio jacks (analog and S/PDIF), a micro-SD XD slot and two ultra-mini RS232 interfaces — phew!
Rounding things up is support for OpenGL ES, OpenVG and OpenCL EP plus multi-stream 1080p H.264 on-chip decoding. All this fits in just 5.3 x 3.9 x 0.8 inches (135 x 100 x 21mm) and only consumes 3-8W using a 10-16V supply (unregulated). Those are impressive specs for the price, and the system sure looks positioned to compete favorably with some of the x86 boxes out there.
Filed under: Desktops
Lava has an eclectic mix of smartphones on the market under its Xolo brand, including the Intel Atom-based X1000 and dual-core X800 ARM model with an 8-megapixel camera. A common thread is that all are, shall say, cheap, and the Q600 unveiled today is no exception at 8,999 rupees (about $ 150). For that sum, you’ll get a quad-core Mediatek 6589M processor, 4.5-inch 854 x 480 screen, 5-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front cam, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory (expandable via microSD) dual 3G sims and Android 4.2. Residents of India can grab it as of today, though we can’t see this particular model every making occidental travel plans.
It looks like the battle for affordable smartphone flagships is heating up. Hot on the heels of TCL / Alcatel’s tasty $ 280 Idol X comes word of Gionee’s ELIFE E6, also boasting a 5-inch 1080p display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor (MediaTek MT6589T) with 2GB RAM and 13-megapixel BSI camera with flash. In addition to these main specs, the Chinese handset allegedly packs a 5MP front-facing shooter and 2000mAh+ battery, runs Android 4.2.1 (Jellybean) and features a svelte 8mm profile. Gionee is officially expected to launch the ELIFE E6 in Beijing on July 10th for somewhere between $ 320 and $ 360. Availability is unknown, but with MediaTek’s SoC supporting both 42Mbps HSPA+ and TD-SCDMA (no LTE here, folks), this phone is likely destined to China, India and other APAC nations.
The buy local movement has plenty of appeal, but the philosophy often extends more readily to tomatoes than tablets. Not so in Romania, where Evolio has served up its share of slates and laptops for the home crowd. Now, the company is back with its first quad-core tablet offering, the 10.1-inch Evolio Quadra. The slab of aluminum and glass weighs in at 1.18 pounds (535 grams), and is outfitted with a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A9 CPU and the Vivante GC1000 GPU, which sits on the lower end of Vivante’s offerings. Other specs are largely standard fare, such as a 1,280 x 800 IPS LCD, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The Quadra’s 5,000mAh battery is on the weaker side, and its connectivity is limited to WiFi (outside of an external 3G adapter), but that’s what you’ll get for 999 Romanian leu (roughly $ 296). This slab of Eastern European engineering is available for pre-order now on Evolio’s website, and it’s said to hit store shelves in mid-June.
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Amid the bevy of phones outed in NTT DoCoMo’s summer lineup, the Japanese carrier snuck in a tablet: Sharp’s Aquos Pad SH-08E. A 7-inch 1,920 x 1,200 IGZO display dominates the front of the Android 4.2 device, while a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and a 4,200mAh battery are tucked inside. When it comes to imaging, the slab totes an 8.1-megapixel shooter on its rear, and wears a 2.1-megapixel cam on the front. The hardware’s also been kitted out with WiFi, NFC and TV tuning capabilities, along with waterproofing and dustproofing, to boot. As the slate’s outfitted to work with DoCoMo’s Xi LTE network, it’s capable of sucking down 100Mbps and uploading at 37.5Mbps. There’s no word on how much it’ll empty wallets, but it’s penciled in to be available in Japan by the end of July.
Source: NTT DoCoMo (PDF)
Acer doesn’t seem to have officially revealed the Iconia tab A1-810 yet … a minimum of not that we can see. However French store Rue Du Commerce already has the 7.9 inch noted, though, since it was first found the spec sheet has been cleared. Thankfully, MiniMachines caught the page before somebody scrubbed it clean. If the numbers are to be thought, then the Taiwanese company has the Nexus 7 and iPad mini directly in its sights. The A1-810′s stuffs some fairly outstanding internals into a small and cost effective package. Under the hood is 1GB of RAM, and a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. Granted, the Cortex-A9 chip is produced by MediaTek instead of one of the bigger boys like Qualcomm or NVIDIA, but it should show plenty robust for everyday tasks. The 1024 x 768 IPS panel puts it right in organization with Apple’s mini, however it also suggests a lesser pixel density than the middle child of the Nexus family. You’ll likewise find 802.11 n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS radios within, in addition to a 3,250 mAh battery– which is quite a bit smaller than its rivals (in spite of its 10.5 mm thick, 430g body being quite a bit larger). The biggest news about this Android 4.2 gadget though, is the price: it’s yet another uber-cheap slate, currently detailed at & euro; 199, or about $ 259.
LG finally displayed the XL 5.5-inch variation of its upcoming Optimus G Pro at the end of a Facebook promotion last week, and now it’s exposed a launch date in Korea, even more specs and a window for its arrival in North America. Additionally of note? It’s CPU is the just-announced quad-core Qualcomm 600 that’s supposed to outperform its predecessor, the effective S4 Pro. Besides the additional display area and updated internals, the larger variation also sports a somewhat bigger battery than the Japanese variation announced formerly by NTT Docomo, with 3,140 mAh contrasted to 3,000, however keeps the 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, microSDXC slot and LTE. The phone will be released on neighborhood carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus on Wednesday for 968,000 won ($ 897), while a North American launch is mentioned for Q2 in addition to the Japanese release.