With smartphones like these, why do we need laptops?

Smartphones are supercomputers.

Or, at least, they’re significantly more powerful than supercomputers were ten years ago. And way more powerful than desktops were five years ago.

Smartphones also offer killer benefits that laptops don’t — namely, longer battery life and biometric security.

So why are we still using laptops?

Microsoft’s smartphone-based laptops

Microsoft and Qualcomm this week announced a new kind of laptop.

In a nutshell, it’s a laptop powered by a smartphone processor running a desktop operating system.

Specifically, the new Windows 10 laptops that will be built initially by HP, Lenovo and Asus are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. This is the same chip that powers high-end smartphones such as the Galaxy S8 and Note8.

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The difference is that you can expect the Redmi 5 phones to be pretty cheap. Though it isn’t the company’s flagship line, the Redmi series is very important to Xiaomi, particularly in India. The Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 were the two most popular phones in the country, according to recent IDC figures, and have helped Xiaomi catch up with Samsung to claim the title of…

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Most Wanted: The best smartphones you can buy

It’s that time of year again. Knowing our audience, chances are that you’re looking for some sort of gadget to purchase for yourself or someone else. Whether the smartphone being replaced is too old, too bootloopy, or just doesn’t have all the features you want, we’ve got you covered with our choices for the best smartphones you can buy.

The sheer number of smartphones on the market today makes narrowing the choices down difficult.

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Most Wanted: The best smartphones you can buy was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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