Entry-level LG Tribute Dynasty launched with octa-core CPU, 8MP camera

The LG Tribute Dynasty, user manual for which was spotted late last month, has been launched. The device is powered by a Mediatek SoC with octa-core CPU, and sports a 5-inch HD display. The device comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. It features an 8MP main camera and a 5MP front shooter. The handset runs Android 7.1 Nougat and packs in a 2,500mAh battery. The Tribute Dynasty is now available for purchase in the US through Boost Mobile, which has it listed for $ 60, already down from the official $ 100 price tag (you can also save extra 10% if you use code 2018 at checkout)….

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Oppo A83 with octa-core CPU and 13MP camera clears TENAA

A new Oppo smartphone has been certified by China’s TENAA. Listed as Oppo A83, the device is powered by an SoC with an octa-core, 2.5GHz processor, and sports a 5.7-inch 1440 x 720 pixel display. RAM is 2GB, while internal memory is 16GB. The handset features a 13MP main camera and an 8MP front shooter. Measuring 150.5 x 73.1 x 7.7mm and weighing in at 143g, the phone packs in a 3,090mAh battery and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Color options for the A83 include black and gold. No information on its pricing and availability yet. Source | Via

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2018 iPad Pro Rumored to Feature Octa-Core A11X with Neural Engine

A rumor that Apple will beef up the processing power on its devices next year shouldn’t come as a surprise. But, according to supply chain reports, that might include an upgraded A11 system-on-a-chip with two additional cores.

According to Taiwanese supply chain sources cited by MyDrivers, Apple is set to debut an A11X chipset in next year’s iPad Pro models. The A11X would add two additional processing cores to Apple’s next generation chip, bringing to the total from six to eight.

Of those eight cores, three of said to be high-performance cores internally dubbed “Monsoon,” but the remaining five would be energy-efficient cores called “Mistral,” according to the Chinese language online publication.

In addition to extra processing cores, the A11X would be produced with a new 7-nanometer manufacturing process developed by Apple supplier and chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC). For comparison, the current-generation A11 Bionic is created with a 10-nanometer process. While this is a bit of an oversimplification of the production process, in general, a smaller nanometer fabrication process will result in chips that are more powerful and more power-efficient.

It’s also worth noting, at this point, that supply chain rumors seem to indicate that Apple has tapped Samsung to be the sole producer of next-generation A12 chips for the 2018 iPhone lineup. While it’s still early, rumor has it that that chipset will also be made with a 7-nm process.

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As far as everything else we know about Apple’s next generation of iPad Pros, we’re already hearing quite a bit. For one, Apple will likely release successors to both its 12.9-inch and its newer 10.5-inch models. Apple is also expected to nix the Home button on the new tablets and replace fingerprint authentication with Face ID. Of course, this would mean that the rumored A11X chipset would also include a neural engine like the A11 Bionic does.

One thing that won’t change: the display. Because OLED panels are still incredibly costly, Apple is rumored to stick to LCD displays for its 2018 iPad lineup. But, without the Home button, analysts predict that Apple will adopt a new design with significantly reduced bezels — which could allow for thinner and lighter tablets.

Still, because of the lack of an OLED display, we shouldn’t expect a true edge-to-edge display akin to the iPhone X for next year’s iPad Pros. It’s much more likely that Apple will retain some bezel around the device, particularly near the top, to house the TrueDepth Camera system for Face ID. And yes, that means there probably won’t be a distinct and outstanding “notch” on the new iPad Pros. Instead, the sensor housing could be flush with the slim bezel surrounding the display, as you can see in our 2018 iPad Pro concept images.

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Apple A11X to arrive with octa-core CPU, rumor suggests

Apple announced its new chipset A11 Bionic in September along with the iPhone X and iPhone 8 duo. The company usually manufactures an X version of its latest chipset for new iPads, so in the spring we should expect the A11X. According to industry insiders, this will be the first Apple chipset with eight CPU cores and will be built on the TSMC 7nm technology process. The new octa-core CPU is expected to come with three powerful Monsoon cores and five efficient Mistral cores. It should start shipping in the first quarter next year, right in time for the iPad Pro 2018 series…

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Entry-level LG G Pad F2 8.0 launched with octa-core CPU, Android Nougat

LG has launched a new entry-level tablet in the US. Dubbed G Pad F2 8.0, the device is powered by MediaTek MT6750 SoC with octa-core 1.5GHz CPU, and sports an 8-inch WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels) display. RAM is 2GB, while internal memory is 16GB. The device features a 5MP rear as well as front camera. Weighing in at around 350g, the tablet runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. A 3,000mAh battery provides the power. The G Pad F2 8.0 also comes with an optional extended battery of 4,400mAh, bringing the total capacity to 7,400mAh. It features stereo speakers, and full-size USB port….

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