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New Qualcomm tech now allows wireless charging on metal phones

For the short time that wireless charging standards and technology have been with us, there have been a number of breakthroughs to keep the technology moving forward. Sadly, wireless charging is still not at that point where it is a standard for almost everyone. So maybe this new technology from Qualcomm will help move it towards that goal – the company now has a solution for allowing wireless charging even on metal-clad phones.

What the OnePlus 2 DOESN’T have, and why that matters

Ok, so the cat’s out of the bag, so to speak. The OnePlus 2 – made by the same guys who made the OnePlus One (haha) – is out in the open, the pricing is out in the open as well, and we had a short time to go hands on with it. It is by far, the most ridiculous piece of smartphone hardware you can get for a price range that starts at around USD$329. But that for that price, you will have to let go of some creature comforts – like NFC, a fast charging feature, and a wireless charging feature. Is that going to be ok for you?

ASUS PadFone S2 specs leaked, can anyone say Snapdragon 820?

If you remember the ASUS concept gadget of last year – that smartphone and tablet combo called the ASUS PadFone S – you would think it’s right about time to get a successor for that product. This ASUS concept product has received mild success and generally warm reviews, and it won’t be a surprise if we see PanFone S2 leaks soon, starting with this one.

‘Real-life’ usage opinions on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 on YouTube

Damir Franc is a tech enthusiast and he has taken to YouTube to post his opinions of the much-maligned and embattled Qualcomm product, the Snapdragon 810, based on real-life usage. Arguably, it is your real-life experiences with your digital products that matter – all these tech pundits can probably just eat their words if compared to what users say they experience on a day-to-day basis.

Top 10 smartphones of the first half of 2015 from AnTuTu

Looking back to Q1 of 2015 and AnTuTu’s revelation of which smartphones reigned their benchmarking databases for the early part of the year, we see Samsung’s dynamic duo – the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge – dominating those rankings, with HTC’s One M9 not so far back at third spot. The China-based benchmarking outfit has now released its data for the first half of the year, crowning 10 smartphones as top of the pile – at least, the ones that have been benchmarked by their app.

Latest version of Snapdragon 810 used in HTC One M9

There's so much to say about the issues the HTC One M9 is facing. HTC's latest flagship has been under fire for a charging issue which we thought was Google Photos fault at first but it's not. When it first came out, there was also a camera issue which was quickly resolved after an update. And because of that, HTC believes that it can beat the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6 as the company recently proven in a series of tests.

Qualcomm shows off Snapdragon hybrid auto focus

Can mobile photography still be enhanced? Of course, this kind of photography will only improve year after year as long as camera technology is advancing. Maybe someday, there won't be a need for big and bulky video cams and DSLRs because a standard smartphone can capture special moments with much power. In the market today, there are a lot of smartphones with great cameras already. The list is getting longer and even faster than we can get our hands on a particular model.

Sony Xperia Z3 outperforms the Z4 powered by the Snapdragon 810

We were just speaking of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 in OnePlus’s announcement today that they will still be going with the embattled chipset (albeit claiming that it will be a new version of it, without the overheating, of course) with their upcoming flagship, the OnePlus 2. What now we have in this article is a simple real-world test of multitasking and app performance – the year-old Sony Xperia Z3 which sports the already dated but still highly capable Snapdragon 801, versus the new Sony Xperia Z4 with the Snapdragon 810.

Improved version of Snapdragon 810 to appear on OnePlus 2

OnePlus has decided to reveal what internal specs they put on their upcoming flagship – the OnePlus 2 – “piece by piece”. Today, OnePlus starts with the confirmation that it is indeed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 that will power the new flagship smartphone, the same one that has been plagued with rumors of overheating. OnePlus also assures us that it has dealt with that recurring issue.
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