Samsung Galaxy S9+ hits Geekbench with record-breaking scores for Android

With less than a week to go until their official announcement on Sunday, a few hours ago almost every single detail regarding Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ was leaked. And yet, while we’ve already seen the Exynos-powered S9 going through Geekbench, it’s only now that its sibling’s run has been added to the benchmark’s database. The S9 already had very respectable results, with a single-core score of 3,648 and a multi-core score of 8,894. The S9+, however, beat even that, as you can see, scoring 3,773 and 9,024, respectively. To put that result into perspective, consider that in…

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Strategy Analytics: Apple scores 51% of global smartphone revenue in Q4 2017

Strategy Analytics published its quarterly report on the smartphone revenue between October and December 2017. According to the data, Apple snatched $ 61.4 billion or 51% of the total $ 120.2 billion. Second came Samsung with $ 18.9 billion with a share of 15.7%, while third was Huawei with $ 8.4 billion revenue or 7% of the pie. Morgan Stanley also published a research note for the same period, stating the iPhone market in China grew 12% on a quarterly basis. The Cupertino company managed to rake in three times more revenue than the next best manufacturer due to iPhone’s average…

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Kevin Durant scores TV show deal with Apple

The life of Kevin Durant is set to be the inspiration for Apple’s next major TV show. Apple has been scooping up TV shows like crazy the last few months and the latest project to get the iPhone maker’s thumbs up is a show that will explore Durant’s early life along with the world of […]

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Hasbro’s viral video-inspired headgear scores your mood for lulz

Teen YouTube is a strange place to the over-30 set, populated with pranks, game streams and possibly most inscrutable of all, challenge videos. YouTube challenges basically ask people to film themselves doing some hard or ridiculous thing, like flipp…
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Helio P70 chipset arrives on AnTuTu, scores 156,906

MediaTek is preparing to launch the Helio P40 and Helio P70 midrange chipsets in the upcoming weeks, and the latter just popped on AnTuTu. The SoC scored 156,906, which is higher than the Helio X30, Snapdragon 660 and Exynos 7872. The chipset that is expected to be unveiled at MWC 2018 scored 73,969 in CPU, which is above its upper mid-range competitors, but GPU result was 30,737, which is falling behind both the SD660 and Helio X30. UX score of the upcoming midranger is 41,089, outperformed only by the flagship Helio X30 but at least it is leading the SoC race in RAM with…

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